GOV’T MULE : THE DEEP END VOL 1

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Released: 10.09.01
ATO Records

  1. Fool’s Moon
  2. Life On The Outside
  3. Banks of The Deep End
  4. Down & Out In New York City
  5. Effigy
  6. Maybe I’m A Leo
  7. Same Price
  8. Soulshine
  9. Sco-Mule
  10. Worried Down With The Blues
  11. Beautifully Broken
  12. Tear Me Down
  13. Sins A Good Man’s Brother


LyricsFool’s Moon (Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
Jack Bruce on Vocals & Bass
Bernie Worrell on Organ and Clavinet

Yellow moon shining like fool’s gold – slipping softly into the sea
Memories how they linger, guess we weren’t strong enough, you and me

Still I look to find a reason – search my mind for a vision
Hide from the answers as the questions burn in my head

Shining like a fool’s moon
Shining like a fool’s moon
Burning out way too soon
Shining like a fool’s moon

I wish I’d known you as a child – I wish I’d known you when my heart ran wild
Never knew how much I’d miss those dream filled days

Shining like a fool’s moon
Shining like a fool’s moon
Burning out way too soon
Shining like a fool’s moon

And when all is said and done – my loneliness has just begun
But you make it look so easy – never winning but never caring if you lose

Shining like a fool’s moon
Shining like a fool’s moon
Burning out way too soon
Shining like a fool’s moon

Life On The Outside (Haynes, Freed)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI) In Stereo Music (ASCAP)
Larry Graham on Vocals & Bass
Audley Freed – Guitar
Eddie Harsch – Organ

Freedom train is coming – all around the world
Talking ’bout freedom – yeah bring it on
Drop what you’re doing and climb on board
All it costs you is a song

Life on the outside
Life on the outside

Don’t worry ’bout the weather – it’s all in your head
We’re all here for such a short time
We got to learn to live together or we might as well be dead
Loosen up, baby and have a good time

Life on the outside
Life on the outside

Leave behind your baggage – check your head, check your head
Life on the outside
Freedom train is leaving – be on it, be on it
Life on the outside

Inside is so boring – the old man is snoring
But the young man is dying to live
You won’t want to go back once you’re rollin’ down the track

Can’t get caught up in what they want you to be
Be who you are – that is the message
Beautiful world in dissonant harmony
Be who you are – that is the message
Leave behind you baggage – check your head, check your head
Life on the outside
Freedom train is leaving – be on it, be on it
Life on the outside

Life on the outside
Life on the outside
Life on the outside
Life on the outside

Banks Of The Deep End (Haynes, Gordon, Lintz)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI) Who Is She Music (BMI)
Mike Gordon on Bass & Background Vocals
Danny Louis on Organ & Wurlitzer

On the banks of the deep end
Where your soul is your best friend
Searching for a reason to go astray
Wild dreams turn to nightmares
Silver clouds turn to golden stairs
And everything that you used to know is slipping away

Here, I’ve got my puzzle piece
Only got it for a short term lease
No time for asking – no going back to get hurt
I take a little from the mixture
Try to fit it into the picture
Got a place where you’re standing
Dig your shoes into the dirt

Trying hard to back – runnin’ on the stones
Put you on my shoulders – we can be the only one
See the world’s still spinning ’round
Getting’ dizzy when we look

There’s a reason to be home
There’s a feeling when you smile
But it feels like it might take over
This feeling deep inside
And there’s distance down the line
Far away from the station
We can leave it all behind on a rolling creation

Sit away from the window and lock the door
Can’t you learn from the last time and the time before
See the world’s still spinning ’round
Getting dizzy when we look

Got to leave town to see the yellow flowers bloom
Sun going down
It’s gonna be rising soon

On the banks of the deep end
Twisted as the river bend
Searching for a reason to go astray

You couldn’t hire twenty-five men
To do what the man could do
Just the sound of his walking
Could split the whole damn town in two
Into the night full of shadows
He still walks when the thunder rolls
This river ain’t shallow
Reminds us that the bell still tolls

Bears in the kitchen
Tigers on TV
The singer’s pretending that this song’s for me
See the world’s still spinning ’round
Getting’ dizzy when we look

You took a long walk down by the waterline
I heard they had to drag you off the sand
Find a dune and the wind will miss you
Hold on to a piece of dry land
Got to hold on to a piece of dry land
Got to hold on to a piece of dry land

On the banks of the deep end
Where I lost my best friend
Searching for a reason to go astray

Down and Out In New York City Chandler(ASCAP)DeVorzan(BMI)
Donna Dijon Music Publishing
Flea on Bass
Rob Barraco on Organ & Wurlitzer
Keith Barry on Tenor Sax
Mike Uhler on Trumpet
Dan Weinstein on Trombone

Effigy (Fogerty)
Jondora Music (BMI)
Mike Watt on Bass
Jerry Cantrell on Vocals

Maybe I’m A Leo (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord)
Glenwood Music Corp (ASCAP)
Roger Glover on Bass
Randall Bramblett on Organ

Same Price (Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
John Entwistle on Bass
Page McConnel on Organ, Wurlitzer and Synthesizer

Billy dresses like Billie with an”ie”
Sometimes in the evening
But nobody seems to care
Nobody thought he was sane anyway
He stands by the door on Second Ave.
Watching people as they pass by
But have you ever seen the gleam-It’s a gleam
There’s a gleam in Billy’s eye

But nobody knows if he’ll try to save the world
Or if he’ll try to shoot the President
And nobody knows if he just needs a girl,
Or if he wants to be a girl,
Or if he just needs to feel like a man

It’s the same price – anyway
Same price – you have to pay
People put you down
That’s where you’re gonna’ stay
It’s the same price

Rudy Tootie got caught up in a scheme
Just before it backfired
Three years later, now he’s back on the street
Word’s out – he’s up for hire
Rudy always liked the smell of a dollar bill
Especially if it’s burning
Always had a thing for low I.Q.’s in high heels
Can’t you feel the tables turning

In walks Billie – she’s maintenance free
She’ll be whatever he wants her to be

It’s the same price – anyway
Same price – you have to pay
People put you down
That’s where you’re gonna’ stay
It’s the same price

Now Rudy’s 0 for 2 – just another I.O.U.
She’s watching as they take him away
He’ll be better off behind those walls anyway

It’s the same price – anyway
Same price – you have to pay
People put you down
That’s where you’re gonna’ stay
It’s the same price – Same price
People put you down that’s where you’re gonna’ stay
It’s the same price

Billy dresses like Billie with an”ie”
Sometimes in the evening
But nobody seems to care
Nobody thought he was sane anyway

Soulshine(Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
Willie Weeks on Bass
Little Milton on Vocals & Guitar
Chuck Leavell on Organ & Wurlitzer

When you can’t find the light
That guides you through a cloudy day
When the stars ain’t shinin’ bright
And you feel like you’ve lost you’re way
When those candle lights of home
Burn so very far away
Well you got to let your soul shine
Just like my daddy used to say.

He used to say soul shine
It’s better than sunshine,
It’s better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain.
Hey now people don’t mind,
We all feel this way sometimes,
Got to let your soul shine,
Shine ’till the break of day.

I grew up thinkin’ that I had it made,
Gonna make it on my own.
Life can take the strongest man,
Make him feel so alone.
Now and then I feel a cold wind,
Blowin’ through my achin’ bones,
I think back to what my daddy said,
He said “Boy, in the darkness before the dawn:”

Let your soul shine.
It’s better than sunshine,
It’s better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain.

Hey now people don’t mind,
We all get this way sometimes,
Gotta let your soul shine,
Shine ’till the break of day.

Sometimes a man can feel this emptiness,
Like a woman has robbed him of his very soul.
A woman too, God knows, she can feel like this.
And when your world seems cold,
You got to let your spirit take control.

Talkin”bout soul shine,
It’s better than sunshine,
It’s better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain.
Lord now people don’t mind,
We all feel this way sometimes,
Gotta let your soul shine,
Shine till the break of day.

I said it’s better than sunshine,
It’s better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain
Yeah now people don’t mind,
We all get this way sometimes,
Gotta let your soul shine,
Shine ’till the break of day.

Sco-Mule(Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
Chris Wood on Bass
John Scofield on Guitar
Bernie Worrell on Organ & Clarinet

Worried Down With The Blues (Haynes, Woody, Jaworowicz)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI), Woody Music (SESAC), Cry Blue Music (ASCAP)
Otiel Burbridge on Bass
Gregg Allman on Vocals & Organ
Derek Trucks on Slide Guitar

Been lying here for hours
Can’t get my eyes to close
Can’t get one moments peace
To save my doggone soul
I’ve been doing more than drinking’
Trying’ to ease my pain
But everywhere I go, somebody speaks your name
All my friends keep on asking’
Boy what’s wrong with you
I say I’m worried, worried down with the blues

Tried to be a good man
Worked my fingers to the bone
And you returned the favor
By wreckin’ up my happy home
You played so many dirty tricks
‘Til I lost my faith in you
Now you want me to take you back
What’s a poor man supposed to do

Worried down with the blues
Oh, yes I am
Worried down with the blues
Feel like I was born to lose
I used to walk with pride
With my head held high
Now I’m staring down at my shoes
Yes, I’m worried, worried down with the blues

You made me turn my back
On my very best friends
And when my back was turned
You were messin’ around with them
Still I’d give up everything
To have you back by my side
‘Cuz in the cold, cold night
When I reach for you
All I’m holdin’ is my foolish pride

Worried down with the blues
Oh, yes I am
Worried down with the blues
Feel like I was born to lose
I used to walk with pride
With my head held high
Now I’m staring down at my shoes
Yes I’m worried, worried down with the blues

Beautifully Broken (Haynes, Louis)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI), Normorto Music (BMI)
Setfan Lessard on Bass
Danny Louis on Organ & Wurlitzer

Mysterious
Blown in with the night
All this beauty captured in a frame
Visibly shaken but never stirred
Drives them insane
I see the way she plays her men
And I know I’ve got to know her name

She’s so beautifully broken
Shaped by the wind
Dangerously twisted
Here I go again

I see the way she casts her spell
It’s like drowning in moonlight
Discards them when she’s done
They’re lost in her twilight
I watch her move from star to star and I wonder why, Why it feels so right

She’s so beautifully broken
You can barely see the flaw
Especially from a distance
Which is always how I fall

Why do I fall for the dangerous ones
The ones that never learned to let go
And why do I lie to myself
And pretend that I can break her
When she’s already been so beautifully broken

Why do I fall for the dangerous ones
The ones that don’t know how to let go
And why do I lie to myself
And pretend that I can break her
When she’s already been so beautifully broken

She’s so beautifully broken
Shaped by the wind
Dangerously twisted
Here I go again

Tear Me Down (Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)
Bootsy Collins on Bass & Vocals
Bernie Worrell on Organ & Mini Moog

You sit there staring
With your little girl smile
You got it all figured out
So many others
You thought they were like me
You don’t know

In this world of fear and desperation
You seem to have it all in your hands
So used to holding things – holding things
But no one ever made you understand

So come on and tear me down
Tear me down
Take anything you need – anything
Tear me down
Tear me down
I know what you want
So come on and tear me down

So many people headed the wrong way
Me, I’ve been – and I’m going again
Windsurfing on a fast train
Chances are none and slim

You think you’re the only one
In the whole world
That ever danced upon the razor’s edge
I don’t need to pour more fuel on the fire
But if that’s what you want come on

So come on and tear me down
Tear me down
Take anything you need – anything
Tear me down
Tear me down
I know what you want
So come on and tear me down

So come on and tear me down
Tear me down
Take anything you need – anything
Tear me down
Tear me down
I know what you want
So come on and tear me down

Tear me down
Tear me down

Sin’s A Good Man’s Brother (Farner)
Storybook Music (BMI)
Allen Woody on Bass

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