Hard Luck Soft Rock

by Mike Dunn

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ALL SONGS BY MIKE DUNN
RECORDED AT EMISSARY STUDIOS WITH JEREMIAH DUNLAP
VOCALS RECORDED WITH BRIAN T. MURPHY
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION BY ANDY SIMONDS
MIXED BY C.J. MASK
MASTERED BY JARED WYNNE

MIKE DUNN - VOCALS & GUITARS
CJ MASK - GUITARS
BRENDAN ALLEN MAY - BASS
JOSH BUTLER - DRUMS
ANDY SIMONDS - ORGAN, PIANO & BACKGROUND VOCALS
PATRICK DUNN - ADDITIONAL ORGAN
LOUIS DEFABRIZIO - ADDITIONAL GUITAR

RUST & REBEL © 2015

CONTACT : Mike Dunn | michaelpdunn@gmail.com

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released June 23, 2015

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Track Name: Faith Healer
I left town when the sun came up
I packed my bags and hit the road
And I love you baby but I gotta go find
What this poor fool doesn’t know

So many questions I can’t define
So many answers I can’t hear
And I need some time beyond the city lights
Gotta get my heart in gear
And maybe I could make it clear

I wanna love you like a true believer
Wanna cover you in gold
Lay your hands on me like a faith healer
And I’m never letting go

I know you tried to do the best you could
I guess I had another plan
But tell me baby what can I do
I’m just a solitary man

I never thought that I could lose your heart
I thought I’d watch you growing old
I should have told you these words from the start
But I guess that’s how it goes
And still I gotta let you know

CHORUS

This night is burning with a lonely fever
Why does it still feel so cold
Lay your hands on me like a faith healer
And I’m never letting go

One day you wake up and it’s all over
I used to know you like the back of my hand
Where did the time go, we’re getting older
And I don’t think I’ll ever understand

CHORUS
Track Name: Cry For Me
I’ve been down, sleeping in the gutters
I’ve been wrecked slammed against the shores
I’ve been up to no good with my brothers
Staying out too late on them disco light dance floors

I can’t let it go
Wish I could believe
But you won’t even cry for me

Don’t know how to break this spell I’m under
Running round with an anchor on my neck
Tell me now I’m breathing fire and thunder
Shout it out, be the one I can’t forget

CHORUS

Oh I can’t tell for the death of me
What’s going through your mind
But honey it’s my favorite waste of time

CHORUS
Track Name: Good Time Kids
We’ve been playing for the good time kids
Denim jackets and one inch pins
And I don’t know when I’ll see you again
All I needs my baby and a bottle of gin

On the good nights they sing along
And on the bad ones they don’t even come
We’ve been praying things’ll go our way
But even if they don’t I’ma be OK

Caus I got you in the sun
Got my friends in the dark
Got a little money in my pocket
And a fire in my heart

It feels like any day now
This whole damn thing falls apart
But for now I got you
And a fire in my heart

Come last call there ain’t much to say
Guess Ill have one more and hope we get paid
Sure enough we’ve had our fill
But there ain’t much left for us to pay the bill

We may be down but don’t count me out
Living halfway tween hope and doubt
Sleeping on couches soaked in beer
Sure enough we’ll be back next year

CHORUS

So lets turn this train around
Get me back on solid ground
Everyone in this whole town
They’re gonna let you down, but I won’t let you down
Track Name: Black and Blue
She’s a thunderbolt, lightning striking twice
She's a bottle rocket just waiting for a light
And God knows why she keeps me around
Lord I don’t worry much I just try not to let er’ down

Some days it feels like I’m running out of time
But if thats true then what’s yours was never mine
Honey I’m just trying to be a better man
Trying be a little more like my dad

Oh my hearts still waiting here here for you
Beating wild burning alcohol and fumes
We all fall sometimes we all get a little bruised
But I still love you, black and blue
Oh I still love you, black and blue

Theres a boy out the with busted teeth and thrift store jeans
Never had enough for nicer types of things
So they’ll call him up just to push him down
You don’t act quite right and we don’t want you around

So he asks his dad why they all called him queer
Well you don’t know quite yet but we’re all just a little weird
And I’m sad to say there a world of hurt for you
Im so sorry son but theres nothing I can do

CHORUS

OUTRO
Track Name: Ghost
She was standing there with long blond hair white dress to her toes
When her daddy drank the earth would shake and the cracks would start to show
Well her mamma cried stayed up late at night tired and so ashamed
So she tried to pray every old cliche but nothing ever changed

Oh I just saw a ghost
Thought it left me long ago
I just saw a ghost
Now she's with me wherever I go

With her makeup on and both guns drawn she set her sights on me
I was somewhere lost pinned to the cross of what was and what will be
I said I’ll take that bet she smoked a cigarette blew her smoke into my eyes
And her dusty haze I found my better days may be real but don’t look twice

CHORUS

And her light began to shine
On this lonely heart of mine
The night it turned day
Then it went away

CHORUS

OUTRO
Track Name: If You Wanna Stay
Here I am what were you expecting
Do I seem like a bad impression
Of someone that you used to know
It didn’t seem that long ago

What am I your latest bad idea
Just a good luck panacea
Used to say that you’d love me so
Now tell me why you gotta go

So, if you wanna stay I could get it right my love
Oh, don’t you run away we can get it right my love

I’m afraid it’s just the same old story
If I sing would it sound less boring
God I feel like such a crook
But I just can’t return this book

Now all I got is this sad confession
That you are my only obsession
And I’m trying to repay my debts
But you know that I ain’t finished yet

Oh, if you wanna stay I could get it right my love
Oh, don’t you run away we can get it right my love
(Alright my love, alright my love)

We all know there’s no turning back
We’ve been running on a one way track
But love it is a winding road
And I don’t want to walk alone

CHORUS x2
Track Name: Long Way To Go
I never wanted much
But a woman like you
A little healing touch
Enough to get me through

But I was hard to love
Somedays I didn’t know how
A little bloods in every cut
Feels like we’re drowning now

You know the best things don’t come easy
There ain’t no rush baby take it slow
Shake off the dust if you coming with me
We still got a long way to go

Dance with my darling
Lets drink some Mexican wine
Pass out in the garden of fear
And dream of better times

When I when you’re still there
Like an angel with bloodshot eyes
Ain’t no cure for broken heart
Just sit back and enjoy the ride

CHORUS

Best cars all breakdown
Nothing gold can stay
But were still burning keep the engine turning
We still got a long way

CHORUS
Track Name: Pass You By
She said baby well I just can’t sleep
Scared to death of so many things
Swear I counted every single sheep
And I can’t shut my eyes

Im afraid that there’s something broke in me
Something wrong with my anatomy
And God I wish that I could let it be
But it gets me every time

We’ve been hiding in the dead of night
Took a wrong turn at a neon light
But I won’t pass you by
No I won’t pass you by

Theres a fire burning in your eyes
Telling me were gonna be alright
Because I won’t pass you by
No I won’t pass you by

Still in love with every part of you
Bad days I know we’ve had a few
Every string’s a little out of tune
But close enough for rock n roll

Theres a flashing light just up a head
Calling out to all those who ain’t dead yet
Stitch my up with just a little thread
So we can make it home

CHORUS + SOLO

CHORUS
Track Name: Girl From Buffalo
Met her on a Tuesday night with hair on fire and ice cream eyes
I was so scared and I don’t know why when I’m with her everything’s alright
Said hey babe I think got a plan come on take a ride in my big black van
If it works out I could be your man, that’s a little story how it all began


Caus’ she tells a dirty joke when I’m feeling blue
Pours me a drink maybe sometimes two
And Lord I’d hate to see her go
I love that girl from Buffalo

Showed her off to everyone that I knew take a little look at what this boy can do
Said if I can gonna make her my wife gotta keep her close for the rest of my life
Bought a diamond ring with the little I had didn’t tell no one but my mom and dad
Climbed up a mountain got down on one knee said pretty baby will you marry me

CHORUS

Married that girl on a perfect day not a drop of rain or shade of gray
I was asleep now I’m awake gotta keep this girl whatever it takes
And if there’s a day where you don’t want me and I can’t show you the woman I see
One little thing honey you should know, I love that girl from Buffalo

CHORUS
Track Name: Running For Our Lives
I found a love
Maybe you did too
Oh the stupid things it’ll make you do

Like Joan of Arc
Burning on a cross
I give you everything no matter what the cost

Out of luck
Out of time
We’ve been running for our lives

No tomorrow
No dotted line
We’ve been running for our lives

I seen the darkest nights
I know that you have too
Still I close my eyes its just me and you

A diamond ring
Your golden hair
I give you everything to be standing there

I’m laying at your feet
Won’t you hear my prayer
That there ain’t a heart left beyond repair

CHORUS