12 Steps

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Some songs feel like they just fall out of the air. You don't know where they come from they just do. I've never been hooked on anything personally, especially cocaine, but I've seen the effects of addiction in people I know and love, and the uncontrollable grip it can have on a person. This song started with the first two lines and basically wrote itself after. When I wrote it, it was more of an acoustic folk tune, with a good finger picking feel on the guitar, but after I started working with the band it transformed into something totally different with me screaming and bending a few guitar strings at the end. It's slowly turned into one of my favorite tracks on the album, and ultimately the introduction.

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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

credits

from Still Go On, track released March 31, 2014
Lance Howell- Guitars, vocals
Jacob Riley- Bass
Dalton Corbett- Drums
Michael Claytor- Banjo

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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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