Still Go On

by BIG SHOALS

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released April 22, 2014

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BIG SHOALS Gainesville, Florida

Hailing from the deep South in Gainesville, FL, Big Shoals has staked their claim as a serious band with a range that goes from all out rock and roll to a beautiful whisper. With thought provoking lyrics and songs that stick in your head and hold on for days, they've been roaming around the South for the past 2 years. Going to any town with a barstool, a stage and a few kind folks to listen. ... more

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Track Name: 12 Steps
I'm not as strong as I used to be,
My knees buckle easy these days
There's a darkness taking over me
I hardly even recognize my face

And my veins are filled with snow
My eyes, they open wide
My heart starts racing fast
Oh lord, please let it last

I've tried the twelve steps at least a dozen times
but I've never been too long without a taste
Sometimes a day or two, I'll think I'm doing fine
But the third I've got a bad case of the shakes

And my veins are filled with snow
My eyes, the open wide
My heart starts racing fast
Oh lord, please let it last

Sometimes I wonder how much more can my heart take
It won't be very long before it blows
I tell my self to lay it down and walk away
But I ride that line, just one more time and here we go

And my veins are filled with snow
My eyes, they open wide
My heart starts racing fast
Oh lord, please let it last
Track Name: Skipping Stones
Am I riding these roads or these roads riding me?
Have I lost the man I used to be?
Am I living a dream, or living a lie?
I guess any way of living is just another way to die.

All these towns, they wear me down
All these drinks, they make me think
About holding her
I'll take some time and go back home
Skip my heart like a stone
On the water

Am I playing these songs or these songs playing me?
Am I lost in the words and the melody?
Is a dream worth chasing if it tears you apart?
Can you ever really love with a broken heart?

All these towns, they wear me down
All these drinks, they make me think
About holding her
I'll take some time and go back home
Skip my heart like a stone
On the water
Track Name: The Kid
I saw you today, at least I thought I did
Told myself it couldn't be, you didn't have a little kid
I hear you never settled down, after I was gone
But you weren't the kind to sleep around,
and you didn't make him on your own

Well, he's got his momma's eyes, and I recognize that smile
It's like I'm looking back at me, when I was just a child
I heard the rumors way back then, you swore they all were lies
You said you wouldn't have a kid, with a heart as cold as mine

I guess there's just some things that you can't walk away from
Just some things that can't be un-done.
I guess there's just some things that you can't walk away from

Tell me, how was I to know? What am I supposed to do now?
You know you should've told me so,
We could've made it work out some how
Instead you watched me leave, you chased me out the door
You said don't worry about me, I'll see the doctor tomorrow

I guess there's just some things that you can't walk away from
Just some things that can't be un-done.
I guess there's just some things that you can't walk away from
Track Name: Devil O' Devil
Devil O Devil, could you leave me alone
You've found me in every corner I've known
From barstools to hotels, and back alley deals
To stolen cars, jail bars and state given meals

Devil O Devil, could you please let me be
I never welcomed your company
You bought and you sold me when I wasn't for sale
You promised me heaven and handed me hell

Oh, and the flames keep rising
And I keep falling, deeper in
Oh, and I can hear Momma's crying
But it's too late for whipping, away these sins

Devil O Devil, could you leave me behind
You've hardened my heart, and you've spoiled my mind
You were the poison and you were the spoon
I was the fool passed out in the room

Oh, and the flames keep rising
And I keep falling, deeper in
Oh, and I can hear Momma's crying
But it's too late for whipping, away these sins

Jesus O Jesus, could you please show your face
I feel so lost in this hell of a place
It's just me and the Devil, and I'm waiting for you
While he's smoking old stogies and singing a tune
Track Name: Jezebel
She was her mommas little baby, but the years flew by
She started smoking and drinking, and seeing older guys
She used to be a beauty queen,
The sweetest thing you'd ever seen,
But you'd never guess it now
No you'd never guess it now

And the church is screaming Jezebel
And casting stones for fun
But nobody knows where the preacher goes
When sundays sermon is done
When sundays sermon is done

She was her daddy's little angel, but the devil's got her now
In high heels and short skirts on the corners downtown
She used to be so innocent
The perfect little Christian,
But you'd never guess it now
No you'd never guess it now

And the church is screaming Jezebel
And casting stones for fun
But nobody knows where the preacher goes
When sundays sermon is done
When sundays sermon is done
Track Name: Still Go On
You tried so hard to change me
But in the end, you only changed yourself
And you took all the pieces to rearrange me
And hid them up somewhere on a shelf

And I tried so hard to love you
and do all that you'd want me to
And I know you'll move on without me
But I'll still go on, loving you
Yeah, I'll still go on, loving you

And I gave all that you asked for
I gave it all till the giving gave out
But still I'd have given you so much more
If I had a heart to live without

So go ahead, and forget all about me
Run to him, like I know you're bound to do
I'll watch you live on without me
But I'll still go on, loving you
Yeah, I'll still go on, loving you
Track Name: Maybe Next Time
I wish I could forgive you
I wish you weren't to blame
I wish I could un-live you
And save myself the pain

No there's no starting over
No there's no going back
I find myself moving forward
I took the knife out my back

And maybe next time
Maybe next time
Maybe next time
I'll think twice

No I don't care if you're sorry
I don't care if you cry
You say you can't live without me
Then go ahead and die

And maybe next time
Maybe next time
Maybe next time
You'll think twice
Track Name: You Know Better Now
Girl I know it's been hell
Loving me since you fell
When I drink and cuss and put you down
I don't know why you stick around
I don't know why you stick around

I could promise I'll do better,
But you know better now
You know better now

I loved you but I hurt you bad
Done some things I shouldn't had
My heart was stone, my words were too
I just threw it all at you
I just threw it all at you

I could promise I'll do better,
But you know better now
You know better now

Girl I know it's been rough
You never really get enough
With all the love that you put in,
And you never get it back again
You never get it back again

I could promise I'll do better,
But you know better now
You know better now
Track Name: Tumbleweed Towns
I was roaming around through these tumbleweed towns
Not knowing, for what I was searching
Till she found me one night, asking me for a light
For her cigarette, cause hers wasn't working

So I lit up a match, and we started to chat
Of the weather and other stupid small things
She said, "Where are you from? Are you staying for long?
Can you take me away if you're leaving?"

Well we talked of the past and how lovers don't last
They sometimes disappear like a cold breeze
Then she took my right hand, said, "I got a plan."
Gave a smile, and she slid it between her knees

So I got us a room, in the hotel on Bloom
She showed me what all I'd been missing
No I won't bring to mind, all that happened that night
But her lips wasn't all I was kissing

Well I woke with the sun, just to find she was gone
No goodbye, not a note, not a trace
But I could smell her perfume, through the musk in the room
Closed my eyes one last time to see her face

But I pass through sometime, and she comes to mind
Her memory is ready and waiting
And then a cold breeze blows in and she's gone again
And my heart starts back to it's aching
Track Name: Girl Behind The Bar
The hours pass with every glass of bourbon
And I'm not the only one on a mission tonight
I take a look around and everybody's hurtin
I guess I came to the right place for drowning tonight

Well everybody's got a story but nobody's talkin
And the girl behind the bar has got her eyes on me
Used to be, I'd be hers in a minute
But a woman is what's got me here and tonight that's the last thing I need

Cause I'm feeling like hell
And I'm drinking to you
Yeah I'm feeling like hell
I hope you're feeling it too

I guess I'll have another round, just a little bit stronger
Cause what I'm fightin seems to be a lot tougher than me
And I should probably go home, but I'll stay a little longer
There's no point in leavin knowing you're not waitin for me

And I'm feeling like hell
And I'm drinking to you
Yeah I'm feeling like hell
I hope you're feeling it too