Still Go On

by BIG SHOALS

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1.
12 Steps 04:14
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
2.
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
3.
The Kid 05:29
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
4.
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
5.
Jezebel 03:33
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
6.
Still Go On 06:01
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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

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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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