Live From Antone's Lyrics


  1. How Long
  2. Bound For Birmingham
  3. The Seeds
  4. The Difference
  5. Everything
  6. Down By The Riverside
  7. Intro
  8. In The Afternoon
  9. Troubadour
  10. Streets of Gold
  11. The Junkies
  12. Walkin' Down The Line

Production Credits


1. How Long

Written by Leadbelly.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmoiny Vocals


2. Bound For Birmingham

Well your Momma she don’t know me
But she says that she knows my kind
She got eyes in the back of her head and she’s readin’ my mind
Yea your Momma she don’t understand
Yea your Momma she a got a Bible in her hand
She don’t understand

And your sister she told me that the dogs kept her up all night
And every time I see her now she’s a battin’ them eyes
So I keep a little bacon tucked down in my pocket
Yea I keep a little bacon to keep them dogs from barkin
They barkin all night

Now your Daddy he warned me that the dark’ll make a devil of him
And I’m still rollin’ in your arms at a half past ten
And your Daddy he don’t understand
Yea your Daddy he got a shotgun in his hand
He don’t understan

But your Granny girl she truly understands
Yea your Granny girl she truly understands
Yea your Granny got two tickets in her hand
Bound for Birmingham

Written by Shawn Nelson, Joe Faulhaber, Louis Landry. © 2009. All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals


3. The Seeds

Chorus
Down with the seeds of the street
Doing time in this town                                 
Finding the highs a bit too high
And even lower coming down

When I met you it was so true
Forever even crossed my mind
But I couldn’t be me more than just me
Anything else is a crime

Went back again, we were just friends
But it didn’t take too long
To come back around and in it again
What a wrong strange trip it’s been

Down on the highs on the days gone by
Nothing is the same no more
We could go on, but what the hell for
Nothing is the same no more

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Mandolin – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals


4. The Difference

I’ve been knocked down, found my face down in the ground
You done drugged me and drained me, left me for the lonely
But you shine so sublime and it gets me every time
You leave me far behind and I get back to losing my mind

Chorus
I’m tried of tryin’ and lyin’ to myself
I’m tired of livin’ for somebody else
I’m givin' and you’re takin’ so much from me
That I can’t see the difference in me

I’ve been run down, knocked all around all uptown
You done kicked me and tricked me, kept me kind of crazy
I done dreamed myself to death down to my last breathe
And you shine to malign but I ain’t layin' down this time

And I done dreamed myself to death, down to my last breathe
You shine so sublime but I ain’t layin’ down this time

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Mandolin – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys


5. Everything

Don’t really need that much, two hots, a cot and a truck
To drive my blues away
But you give me so much more, much more than I bargained for
And it’ll never be the same
Yea everything has changed

You think you got it wrong, giving your life to a song
‘Cause you can never get it right
But then you come along, when then night is long
And the day does the same

Chorus

Yea everything has changed
Everything’ll change, everything’ll change
It’ll never be the same, everything’ll change

And if tomorrow brings, no hope of harmony
And the days they seem, to drag on with no melody
I will never ever walk away, no, no, now baby
I said everything has changed

Now when you got it good, living like you should
Don’t you ever turn away
Just watch them wheels they roll, down the road you go
In your own peculiar way
Yea everything will change

Everything will change, everything will change, it’ll never be the same
Everything will change, everything will change, everything will change
It’ll never be the same, everything will change, change, change

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Mandolin – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals


6. Down By The Riverside

Traditional

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals


8. In The Afternoon

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals; Jessie England - Fiddle


9. Troubadour

Walking the streets of San Sabby
Spend your evenings up and down the alleys
See the Spanish girl she seems to strut for show
Hola chica, que tal? Bien, gracias.
Hasta luego

Don’t know really who I am
Oh that’s right I’m lost in Amsterdam
See the top hat man say when he’s God
He’s gonna take a day, to destroy this place
For it’s a zoo and I can’t feel my face

But there ain’t nothin’ better than Bavaria
Or a night train out to Czechoslovakia
You got guitars grinding for the Absinthe minded
Just ignore the door and the bottles on the floor
We getting down

Ain’t it funny to be on a farm?
With some Aussies and Kiwis in Switzerland
Where the crops grow free, so high and clean
And the mountain’s refrain, lead the hippie parade
Don’t wanna leave

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys, Melodica and Harmony Vocals; Jessie England - Fiddle


10. Streets of Gold

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals; Jessie England - Fiddle


11. The Junkies

There once was a time when my mind was so clear and true
Now it’s saturated with unattainable images of you
I try to close my eyes and hide inside but that doesn’t do
Even then I find again that I can’t win when it comes to you

Chorus
You got me, running with the junkies
Searching for something
Too far gone to come back down
You got me running
You got me now

These days I’m on the losing side of choosing when I try to draw the line
End up sifting through the soulless, hanging with the hopeless every night
I build it up just to tear it down, I can’t seem to tell who’s wrong or right
Just wander waywardly while everything to me just passes by

I’m living with the lonely holding on by the strings of wishful things
Everything to me is out of reach and further away than it seems
How long can I drive on down this boulevard of broken dreams
And keep on hanging on and hoping for something to come to me

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals; Jessie England - Fiddle


12. Walkin' Down The Line

Written by Bob Dylan

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar – Shawn Nelson; Electric Guitar and Harmony Vocals – Joe Faulhaber; Shaun Dickerson – Bass and Harmony Vocals; Mooke Mayrath – Drums; Louis Landry - Keys and Harmony Vocals


Production Credits

Independent Release 2005
Recorded Live at Antone's - June 24th, 2005.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Thomas Van Der Brook at Tone Haus Studios, Austin, TX
All songs written by Shawn Nelson except: "How Long" by Leadbelly; "Bound For Birmingham" by Nelson/Faulhaber/Landry; "Down By The Riverside" (traditional); "Walkin' Down The Line" by Bob Dylan.
© 2009 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved. All Rights Reserved

Shawn Nelson - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar and Harmonica; Mooke Mayrath - Drums; Joe Faulhaber - Electric Guitar & Harmony Vocals; Louis Landry - Keys, Melodica, and Harmony Vocals; Shaun Dickerson - Bass and Harmony Vocals; Jessie England - Fiddle