You Are Me Lyrics

  1. Colorado Girl
  2. Oh Tonight
  3. My Old Time Gal
  4. Nobody Got A Hold On Me
  5. P&L's Midway
  6. Streets Of Gold
  7. Wildwood Flower
  8. Cruel Ol' World
  9. You Are Me
  10. Austin



Production Credits

 


1. Colorado Girl

Written by Townes Van Zandt

Shawn Nelson - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar; Fletcher Murchison - Mandolin & Harmony Vocals; Matt Slusher - Acoustic Guitar & Harmony Vocals: Morgan Thompson - Upright Bass


2. Oh Tonight

I can drink beer and I can smoke weed
But mixin’ ‘em up with the whiskey
I’m gonna fly
Yea tonight

Turnin’ forty was such a drag
Livin’ my life out of a van
I gotta ride
Yea tonight

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There ain’t no takin’ no easy road
There ain’t no shortcuts that I know
Out here livin’ the life you see
But time keeps catchin’ up with me
Oh Tonight

I got rhythm and I got soul
But Lord have mercy it’s takin’ it’s toll
Oh tonight
Yea tonight

I got a woman she’s beautiful
A baby boy so loveable
On my mind
Yea tonight

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2015 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Shawn Nelson - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar; Fletcher Murchison - Mandolin & Harmony Vocals; Matt Slusher - Acoustic Guitar & Harmony Vocals: Morgan Thompson - Upright Bass




3. My Old Time Gal

You’re still my baby, you’re still my bride
Be here forever by your side
I’m never leavin’ you babe
In your bosom is where I’ll stay

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There’s lots of pretty girls that like to look and stare
I know you act like you don’t care
But I’m here to tell ya that I love ya babe
I’m here to tell ya that I’m gonna stay
With you my old time gal

You’re still my lady, I’m still your man
Walkin’ forever hand in hand
I know I’m crazy and so are you
We belong together me and you

When our days here are done
I’ll meet ya baby up above
And if you want to we can be
Oh together in eternity

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2015 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI). All Rights Reserved.

Shawn Nelson - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar; Fletcher Murchison - Mandolin & Harmony Vocals; Matt Slusher - Acoustic Guitar & Harmony Vocals: Morgan Thompson - Upright Bass


4. Nobody Got A Hold On Me

I can head for the mountain or sail out to sea
Or hang out here in the hill country
If you dance with the devil he’ll dance right back
Ol’ Doc Dupuy told me that

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But nobody got a hold on me
Nobody got a hold on me
Gonna get what I need eventually
Nobody got a hold on me

It’s a crying shame what we gotta do
In the land of plenty for the few
But we got guns and rock n roll
Honky-Tonks and Muscle Shoals

There was once was a time when we could survive
With crops in the field and homemade wine
It’s a wicked world we’re living in
Fighting these wars over and over again

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2011 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Shawn Nelson - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar; Fletcher Murchison - Mandolin & Harmony Vocals; Matt Slusher - Acoustic Guitar & Harmony Vocals: Morgan Thompson - Upright Bass


5. P & L's Midway

I come from Houston way down south
Raised in a honky-tonk with a po-boy in my mouth
Momma and Daddy let us boys run free
Them quarters for the jukebox made a junkie out of me

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It was “Stars on The Water” and “On The Road Again”
And dancing with your Momma to “Hello Darlin’”

Grandma Loretta drove a gold Pontiac
Her friend had a coon dick tucked in his cowboy hat
There were prison guards and convicts, my brother and me
They gave away bunnies on Easter Sunday

Grandma Loretta lives up in Heaven now
Probably drinkin’ beer and dancin’ to them honky-tonk sounds
Shufflin’ through the saw-dust just like we used to do
Down at P&L’s Midway back in 1982

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2015 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI). All Rights Reserved.

Shawn Nelson - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar; Fletcher Murchison - Mandolin & Harmony Vocals; Matt Slusher - Acoustic Guitar & Harmony Vocals: Morgan Thompson - Upright Bass


6. Streets Of Gold

I’ve got a plan, don’t you understand
Gonna leave this place today
It’s hard on us just keepin’ up
There ain’t no easy way

Chorus
I have a dream for you and me
To walk on them streets of gold
It may rain and it may snow
But baby we gotta go

Look around and hear the sound
Of our people they’re proud and poor
Tired of trying and crying for crumbs
And fighting for nothing but war

Is there no peace, no harmony
Left in this wretched world?
Maybe it does in Heaven above
But its hell on you and me girl

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

Shawn Nelson - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar; Fletcher Murchison - Mandolin & Harmony Vocals; Matt Slusher - Acoustic Guitar & Harmony Vocals: Morgan Thompson - Upright Bass


7. Wildwood Flower

Written by A.P. Carter

Shawn Nelson - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar; Fletcher Murchison - Mandolin & Harmony Vocals; Matt Slusher - Acoustic Guitar & Harmony Vocals: Morgan Thompson - Upright Bass


8. Cruel Ol' World

Momma told me ‘bout the boys in school
Who left for Vietnam
And the ones who made it back didn’t understand
Why no one gave a damn
And all the heroes of World War II
Didn’t know what to say or do
They killed a President down in Dallas
In the middle of the afternoon

Baby it’s a cruel, cruel ol world
Everybody knows
You are on you’re own

When I grew up down in HTown
The rock was everywhere
They were selling that stuff from the Contras
And no one seemed to care
And all the hippies from the sixties
Had children of their own
They gave up the fight for what is right
And moved out to the suburbs

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Baby it’s a cruel, cruel ol world
Everybody knows
You are on you’re own

So dark and evil for so long
Got to feelin’ normal
‘Til the Towers fell and everybody knelt
At the altar of confusion
Now the wars they won’t end
Got us all in the crosshairs
Tell me who do they save with the wars they wage
In the name of America

Lord I wish TuPac was here
To tell it like it is
He spit truth to power, called them liars and cowards
So they sent him up to Heaven
Like Jesus Christ, JFK
Martin Luther King
And Malcolm X, Robert Kennedy
And the one and only Bob Marley

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2016 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Shawn Nelson - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar; Fletcher Murchison - Mandolin & Harmony Vocals; Matt Slusher - Acoustic Guitar & Harmony Vocals: Morgan Thompson - Upright Bass


9. You Are Me

All that whiskey and all that beer
And all that doubt and all that fear
And all them miles out behind the wheel

All them women and all them girls
And all them men who wanna rule the world
And all them people just caught up in between

chorus
You are me
We share destiny, you see
We’re not free
We gotta fight to believe
That you are me and I am you

All that silver and all that gold
And all them young and all them old
And them nights spent stuck out in the cold

All that sun and all that rain
All that sweat and all that pain
And all that blood running red through your veins

All that water and all that rust
And all that wind and all that dust
And all them souls just lost in the darkness

All that love and all that hate
All that luck and all that fate
And all that talk is cheap at heaven’s gate

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2016 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Shawn Nelson - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar; Fletcher Murchison - Mandolin & Harmony Vocals; Matt Slusher - Acoustic Guitar & Harmony Vocals: Morgan Thompson - Upright Bass


10. Austin

Every night and every day
Every dream that you make
All the love that you take
All the hearts that you break

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Every moment in the sun
Every hill I’ve fallen from
Every song I’ve ever sung
Was for you, Austin

Every night and every day
Every bar and every stage
All the hope and all the pain
All the waiting in vain

Every night and every day
Every run and every break
Every show I’ve ever played
All the music that was made

Written by Shawn Nelson. © 2016 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Shawn Nelson - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar; Fletcher Murchison - Mandolin & Harmony Vocals; Matt Slusher - Acoustic Guitar & Harmony Vocals: Morgan Thompson - Upright Bass


Production Credits

Released November 11, 2016
Recorded Live on May 25 2016 at Signal Hill Studio in Austin TX

Produced by Shawn Nelson
Engineered by Patrick Herzfeld
Mixed by Patrick Herzfeld
Mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital Audio

All Songs Written By Shawn Nelson Except:
"Colorado Girl" by Townes Van Zandt
"Wildwood Flower" by A.P. Carter

Shawn Nelson - Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Fletcher Murchison - Mandolin & Harmony Vocals
Matt Slusher - Acoustic Guitar & Harmony Vocals
Morgan Thompson
- Upright & Bass