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released January 12, 2016

All music and lyrics by Glenn P. Harris*, published by Gapathorus Music, ASCAP. All rights reserved. *Except (4:05-5:33) in Magnolia Hill and (3:00-11:30) in The End by Anderson, Bell, Geer, Lack, Harris, and Schwelling.

Produced by Pat Harris
with Charlie Kramsky, Steve Schwelling, Aaron Lack, and Chris Bell

James Anderson: violin
Chris Bell: guitar, vocal
Jonathan Geer: piano, keys
Aaron Lack: drums (left), percussion, vocal
Pat Harris: bass, vocal
Steve Schwelling: drums (right)

Engineered, edited, and mixed by Charlie Kramsky
Instruments recorded August 12-13, 2015 at Blue Rock Studios, Wimberley, TX
Vocals recorded August 14-15, 2015 at Phase In Studios, Austin, TX
Mixed September 2015 at Phase In Studios, Austin, TX

Mastered October 2015 by Daniel Gonko at The Sounding Board, North Carolina

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From Austin, Texas, The Forgotten Prophets are an artistic musical collective— immediately accessible to any listener seeking genuine musicianship, song craft, and honest heartfelt performance. James Anderson, Chris Bell, Jonathan Geer, Aaron Lack, Pat Harris, and Steve Schwelling weave their unique abilities into a cohesive and timeless aural tapestry. ... more

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Track Name: Always a Road
A nightfall of silver
A daybreak of gold
May the diamonds in your eyes shine on through the rain and cold

Reaching for the future
Got one foot in the past
Open up this moment ‘cause the present cannot last

There’s always a road that leads to a sign
Let me feel your heartbeat let me hold your hand in mine
There’s always a hope that leads to despair
If ever you get lonesome close your eyes and I’ll be there
By morning light I will be gone

A lifetime of struggle
A minute of rest
Never claimed to be perfect but I always gave my best

May I be forgotten
May I go as I came
May the river flow my ashes may the wind take my name

There’s always a road that leads to a sign
Let me feel your heartbeat let me hold your hand in mine
There’s always a hope that leads to despair
If ever you get lonesome close your eyes and I’ll be there
By morning light I will be gone
Track Name: Mountain Town Blues
It’s not a place that you go it’s not a place that you would choose
It’s not a place that you go it’s not a place that you would choose
You can drown all your sorrow at the bottom of a bottle of booze

There ain’t no pretty ladies so I drink until they’re fine
There ain’t no pretty ladies so I drink until they’re fine
It’s been long hard winter, can’t remember the sun or the shine

I got those mountain town blues
There’s no more loose
Except your pride on a blackjack table
Mountain town blues
Kick of those shoes
Sit back and enjoy the ride, the ride

Woke up this morning I was lookin’ for a place to hide
Woke up this morning I was lookin’ for a place to hide
I blacked out as a bachelor but now I’ve got a new bride

You can get real high but the only way to go is down
You can get real high but the only way to go is down
You could try to leave but you’re always coming back to the town

I got those mountain town blues
There’s no more loose
Except your pride on a blackjack table
Mountain town blues
Kick of those shoes
Sit back and enjoy the ride, the ride
Track Name: Dance with the Lightning
Good days getting shorter, the night goes on and on
If there’s any chance of mercy, I’ll be taken before the dawn
The desert wind begins to sing an old familiar tune
In the window stands the shadow of a crow
If you want to show me your love… Just let me go

Used to run with the thunder
Used to roll like a train
Used to dance with the lightning
Used to fall like the rain
You don’t have to come around here, but if you do
Sing to me until the white light comes
Sing me into the light

Is it too late to beg forgiveness for my rough and tumbling past?
Another night, another fight, how long must I last?
The devil’s just a wishing well. If there’s a God who listens I can’t tell
Misplaced my faith the day I had to leap
There are miles and miles to go… before I sleep

Used to run with the thunder
Used to roll like a train
Used to dance with the lightning
Used to fall like the rain
You don’t have to come around here, but if you do
Sing to me until the white light comes
Sing me into the light

Gonna lay this broken burden on the bank of the riverside
Every face a voice without a name
I rise to the light as a moth is drawn to a flame

Used to run with the thunder
Used to roll like a train
Used to dance with the lightning
Used to fall like the rain
You don’t have to come around here, but if you do
Sing to me until the white light comes
Sing me into the light
Track Name: Magnolia Hill
So cold in the basement, memories locked away
A faded photo in a dusty frame
From that fair where you took my name
Still feels like yesterday

We built this house, with wood and stone
Too many tales for the walls to speak
The only music is in the floorboards creak
Wherever you go, you’re welcome home

Summer’s got its bees makin’ honey in the trees
In the valley by the old saw mill
I could meet you up on Magnolia Hill
The ghosts of fall through the church bells call
Burning leaves in a moonshine still
I could meet you up on Magnolia Hill

Never tried to stop it, I couldn’t do what’s right
I lost it all, nothing left to chase
I only see you in my dreaming space
I let you go without a fight

Old rocking chair, stop to rest and think
I was weak when you were strong
Been thirty years since I done you wrong
A year to the day since my last drink

Summer’s got its bees makin’ honey in the trees
In the valley by the old saw mill
I could meet you up on Magnolia Hill
The ghosts of fall through the church bells call
Burning leaves in a moonshine still
I could meet you up on Magnolia Hill
Track Name: The Canyon
Westbound
Travelin’ by moonlight on the highway
Four dead
Gonna be more if they come my way

Three days
Running through the desert on my own
Two nights
Without a fire and freezing to the bone

There’s nowhere I can hide tryin’ to get to the other side
of the canyon

Morning
A body dead half buried in the sand
Closer
His eyes are gone but a watch lays in his hand

Twelve noon
The desert heat has started to unfold
Red sun
In the blinding light that body is still cold

There’s nowhere I can hide tryin’ to get to the other side
of the canyon

Voices
To the east, no time to stop being brave
One leg
In the bottom of my own shallow grave

Dear Lord
I’m finished if they ever catch up to me
No trial
They’ll string me up and hang me from a tree

There’s nowhere I can hide tryin’ to get to the other side
of the canyon

One gun
One bullet left if I have to draw
My shot
Take my life before giving it to the law

There’s nowhere I can hide tryin’ to get to the other side
of the canyon
Track Name: Alright, I Love You, Be Good
I loved you from the day you came home. I swore I’d never work a nine to five
Never thought you could lift me up, make me laugh, make me feel so alive
You’re my little angel, always do what I ask
Just like a good girl should
Alright (alright), I love you (I love you), be good

I’m going to love you just as hard as I can. We only get a few short years
There will come a day you must go away. The thought of it brings me to tears
We went for a walk, found your favorite tree
I carved our names in a heart on the wood
Alright (alright), I love you (I love you), be good

I hear your yelling through the walls as I leave
Your curses always come on cue
But your love never misses when you shower me with kisses
I always come home back to you

Your my best girl, you got that pretty smile. You’re just the way that you should be
Throughout these years I can tell by your ears you choose when you listen to me
And if I was blind, you could still read my mind
Would my love for you be understood
Alright (alright), I love you (I love you), be good
Alright (alright), I love you (I love you), be good
Alright (alright), I love you (I love you), be good
Track Name: Run from the Ocean
If you were a train, I could be your track
Don’t need no baggage, just the clothes upon your back
If you were an airplane, I would be the air
I made up the rules, but I tried to make ‘em fair

I’m shape shifter, my skills you could applaud
Some like to curse my name or blame it all on God
I hit like a ton a bricks, come crashing down one day
You can try to go to the river, but I can’t be washed away

You can run from the ocean. You can run from the sea
You can run on your own two feet, but you can’t run away from me
You can run from Colorado. You can run from Tennessee
You can run any way you want but you can’t run away from me

I’ve been caught in photographs, in pictures sitting on shelves
Some try to fool me with cheap disguise, but they only fool themselves
Some take a drive to the country to leave me far behind
I’ll be here when they get back and I’m always in the back of their mind

You can run from the ocean. You can run from the sea
You can run on your own two feet, but you can’t run away from me
You can run from Colorado. You can run from Tennessee
You can run any way you want but you can’t run away from me

If anyone is so brave to boast that they’ll get the best of me
They’re picking up the last of their pride, I got them first, you see
Don’t let me get you down, don’t let me make you cry
Don’t stop to waste that time, I’ll have to pass you by

You can run from the ocean. You can run from the sea
You can run on your own two feet, but you can’t run away from me
You can run from Colorado. You can run from Tennessee
You can run any way you want but you can’t run away from me
You can’t run away from me
You can’t run away from me
Track Name: Raise the Gate
I been stuck in this prison between the earth and the sky
Too old to live and too young to die
Got liquor and pills, got a foul mouthed grin
Let’s start this party come on welcome me in

Go and tell your bossman
Tell him I don’t like to wait
I’m coming down down down
Come on raise the gate

Don’t tell me no lies don’t sell me no bull
My name’s on that list and I know you ain’t full
I won’t take a number, I won’t disappear
I’ll burn Hell to cinders now tell him I’m here

Go and tell your bossman
Tell him I don’t like to wait
I’m coming down down down
Come on raise the gate

I’ve been waiting too long to be thrown in this pile
I want the big man, with that tempting red smile
I blew up a church and a burned down an old cross
Took nothing but hate and gave nothing but loss

Go and tell your bossman
Tell him I don’t like to wait
I’m coming down down down
Come on raise the gate

Raise it up raise it up high

I wasted this body, all starving and thin
I cut many down with a blade made of sin
I was tied to a table poison pumped through my veins
I watched my reflection as he circled down the drain

Go and tell your bossman
Tell him I don’t like to wait
I’m coming down down down
Come on raise the gate
Track Name: Only from Afar
Lose myself walking
Down Lonely Street
Drag the smoke off a clove cigarette in the fog of my defeat

Thought I was happy
Thought I was complete
Thought I knew the rules of love but I’m looking for a way to cheat

Sick and tired of living’ down and out
Music refuses to pull me through
Every night I go to sleep and I have the same dream
Where I’m wakin’ up next to you

If I could love you
Every day
If I could love you
In every way
Wish I could love you
Wherever you are
I’ll have to love you my baby but only from afar
I’ll have to love you my honey but only from afar

Used to know the difference
Between what’s real and fake
I can’t tell if this is living or Hell
If I’m dreaming or if I’m awake

Find myself walking
Up Lovely Road
I was trying to steal a kiss from Fall while being watched by Man Winter’s cold

Nighttime alone with these foolish thoughts
Strong enough to drive a strong man mad
Wish you were the one I could say, “Got away”
But you’re the one I never had

If I could love you
Every day
If I could love you
In every way
Wish I could love you
Wherever you are
I’ll have to love you my baby but only from afar
I’ll have to love you my honey but only from afar
Track Name: The End
Say your goodbyes to all your friends
This is the way the world ends
Keep on runnin’ if you get hurt
Tears are wasted upon the dirt
I made a promise I will see through

The day is done the sky is black
Whatever you hear, don’t ever turn back
No fish to swim no birds to fly
The trees are barren the river dry
All that I do I do for you

There’s a war blowin’ in and it’s gonna hit soon
The dead are gonna walk by the light of the moon
The oceans gonna boil the mountains gonna rage
Who let the devil out of the cage?

Rest for a moment you don’t understand
Horsemen have set forth across the land
Riding swiftly beyond the plains
Silent cities only death remains
I have a debt I can’t repay

Follow the tracks and stay out of sight
Embrace the dark race through the night
Upon the mountain there is a hallow
Go alone I cannot follow
I am broken and here I stay

There’s a war blowin’ in and it’s gonna hit soon
The dead are gonna walk by the light of the moon
The oceans gonna boil the mountains gonna rage
Who let the devil out of the cage?