Drive West All Night

by The Stick Mob

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Special thanks to Marcos Harkness for the artwork and getting the band started, Gantt Kushner for this magic in the recording studio, Bill Wolf's mastering skills, Zach Bryenton / Brian Steidle / Brendan Lake for their help with the genesis of Lady Luck, the late Doris Hunt for inspiring Rebel on the Inside, Bonnie Norton, our Friends, Family, and all our Fans!

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released October 19, 2013

Vocals: Suzanne Hunt
Guitar and Vocals: Matt Haygood
Mandolin and Vocals: Anderson Shepard
Fiddle and Vocals: Katie Mogelgaard
Bass: Jefferson Cole

Recording/Mixing: Gantt Kushner at Gizmo Recording Studio, Silver Spring, MD
Mastering: Bill Wolf

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The Stick Mob Washington, D.C.

We're a folk-ameri-something-grass-n-stuff quintet from the hillbilly wilds of the nation's capital.

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Track Name: Long Ride
I've been thinking 'bout that eastbound train
Those old steel rails know that nothing ever stays
So I get the rhythm and, I pay the piper for a tune

Now where I'm going I ain't taking no shoes
That whistle's blowing and I won't be disabused
Let's skip the middle man, and take this party on the road

Feeling crazy, ain't it just like Saturday when Sunday come and creep on in
My bag is ready, take me on a ride again… again…

I've been waiting for the seasons to change
To go out dancing in the warm spring rain
To share a melody, and to have a little fun

Wind blows harder as we're rolling along
You're a whiskey drinking woman, and I got a traveling song
Falling faster now, I think we know its time to fly

Feeling crazy, ain't it just like Saturday when Sunday come and creep on in
My bag is ready, take me on a ride again… again…

When that skyline in the east begins to shine
I get to holding on to memories and thinking 'bout the time
These old wheels keep on rolling man, there ain't no need to turn around

Feeling crazy, ain't it just like Saturday when Sunday come and creep on in
My bag is ready, take me on a ride again… again…
Track Name: Ain't Looking Back
It’s a long, long road that I’ve been traveling down
And I’m tired, oh I’m tired down to the marrow of my bones

I’m gonna start looking forward, no I’m not looking back
It’s time to make a change, and take a whole new track

Noooooo… Lord I ain’t lookin’ back

I have seen, the higher mountain
Lord she calls to me, and I reply
And that feeling, oh that feeling, lord
It’s gonna come to me, one day before I die

(Now I believe) I believe it was meant to be
(In this world) In this world what will be will be
(They say that love) Say that love it will set you free
But I feel like there’s a cage… a-…round… me

For now I’m heading down that river
Water song tell me what I need to know
When my sorrows don’t deliver
Back to my home, is where I want to go

(Now I believe) I believe it was meant to be
(In this world) In this world what will be will be
(They say that love) Say that love it will set you free
But I feel like there’s a cage… a-…round… me

So take me, oh take me
Past the horizon, to the coming of the day
This big world, just keep on spinning
Throw me softly, and fade away
Track Name: Down in the Deep
I dig out my headlamp and find my old boots
A maglite in my pocket that I don’t care if I lose
Call my two best friends, we drive west all night
By morning we’re ready to dive

As we crawl through the entrance I’m no longer alone
We commune with the artist of water and stone
I feel the tight squeeze as the cave narrows down
At last it feels like home

Down in the deep, deep underground
I breathe the cool air and feel peace
‘Cause you were never there
You will never be there

Oh love to you is a polished little stone
You put it in your pocket and take it home alone
You didn’t want me more but you want to be adored
That’s the way you found to be you

But my love is like a river or a vein
It exists when it flows, no edges contained
I want to be adored but I wanted you more
I’m gonna find my way back to me

Down in the deep, deep underground
I breathe the cool air and feel peace
Cause you were never there
You will never be there

Down in the deep, deep underground
I breathe the cool air and feel peace
‘Cause you were never there
You will never be there

I dig out my headlamp and find my old boots
A maglite in my pocket that I don’t care if I lose
Call my two best friends, we drive west all night
By morning we’re ready to dive
Track Name: Knock
Knock, knock sounds through so the music goes up
Turn back to the noise so it won’t interrupt
It’s cold out there and it’s no fun to stop
From living the life, cause it’s far to the top

Some beautiful nights with some beautiful girls
Have been retold and retold like in another man’s world
It ain’t easy painting pictures with your eyes blurred over
But making a mess is more fun than a masterpiece sober

Staying up late, will make you miss the sunrise
But forgetting the past helps the future surprise
Cause who wants to wake up and remember what’s lost
When it’s easier to live life without feeling the cost

With only a few years gone by and nothing to show
Just keep on going without letting them know
To stop and reach out for a hand that’s not there
Will only make it clear that this train’s gone nowhere

When we see the sun rise and the dark turn to light
Nighttime peels away and the truth is what’s right
The music stops, the door opens, and life breaths a sigh
And we see who’s been left in the cold, ready to die
Track Name: Rebel on the Inside
Well don’t, don’t she looks the part
In her pearls, gold, and white linen
Perfect hair, shiny pink nails
Well but don’t, don’t you be fooled
She’s done well with the deck she was dealt
But nothing turned out as she planned

She was a tomboy as a child
She used to be free to run wild
All the boys in the hood knew
Better not pick a fight with her
Or you best go run and hide
Cause she’s a rebel on the inside
Hey, she’s a rebel on the inside

Well she’s not like the other girls
She came from overseas
And they called her Diamond Dee
And the boys, the boys they came calling
But she turned every last one down
She had med school in mind

But the war, the war was a ragin’
So they made her stay close to home
You have two options they said
You can be a wife and a mother
Or a mother and a wife, It’s your choice
And keep your rebel on the inside
Hey, keep it on the inside

After the kids were grown
She had some business of her own
Dog breeding, diamond dealing
First responding and day trading
There’s a Mercedes in the drive
But she’s a rebel on the inside

She carries herself like a queen
But there’s a side to her that’s unseen
Never without her pride
She’s a rebel on the inside, Hey…
She’s a rebel on the inside, Hey…
Keep your rebel on… Keep your rebel on… Keep your rebel on … the inside…
Track Name: Shadow in the Sky
I never told her what she really meant to me
I didn’t want to lose her like the ones before
If I’d said what was on my mind I’d of surely made her mine
But instead I watched her walk right out my door

So I set out walking, I didn’t know where I was bound
Like my tired and broken heart I didn’t care
So I just laid my head upon the weary ground and I looked up at the sky
And I tell you what I saw up in the air

I saw a shadow
I saw the lightning
I saw an angel

The night I met her, we’d been staring at the moon
But I could see she had the sunlight in her smile
Her conversation like a summer breeze, awakening my ‘musement
Dreams of her, my Cleopatra of the Nile

The days went on like this, with casual hellos
We were friends but I wished she’d see in me the same
But I didn’t have the patience and she didn’t have the time
To reposition all the pieces of this game

I saw a shadow
I saw the lightning
I saw an angel

Time runs out, before you ever know its gone
My Cleopatra found her Antony the same
So meanwhile I’m just gonna settle down in the aspens in the shade
And wait for thunderheads to cool me with their rain

I saw a shadow
I saw the lightning
I saw an angel
I saw a shadow
I saw the lightning
I heard the thunder
And it pulled me under
I saw a shadow
I saw the lightning
I saw an angel
Track Name: One in the Same
It ain’t easy being me but it’s harder being you,
All that wandering has warn your soles down low.
You tell me that you’re free and that you’re only passing through
If they can’t hold you then you never gotta let go.

But I can’t complain because baby you’re just my type
Don’t want someone sticking around for too long
We really are the same, but I’m no longer in flight
Just waiting for the next one to come along.

Did you beat me, horizon?
Did you find me, home?
Are you looking for me, romance?
Or did I let you walk out the door?

We are one in the same but I’m some years down the road
Don’t need to run to find something new
I’m starting to face the pain and lightening down it’s load
I hope we meet again when that time comes for you.

But I want you to move on, to take another turn
Lord knows I needed all of my mistakes.
Go follow the sun, even till it makes you burn
You gotta find yourself no matter it takes.

Did you beat me, horizon?
Did you find me, home?
Are you looking for me, romance?
Or did I let you walk out the door?
Track Name: Lady Luck
I once was a gamblin' man
Never had a winning hand

Til one night I met Miss Sally Ann
With a smile on her face and an ace in her hand.

Old Jack Henry came through the door.
Said I see you have a new lady friend.

She better bring you some lady luck
You owe me half a grand and your Model A truck.

Step up boy it's time to roll the dice.
I saw the look in his eyes, no time to think twice.

But Sally was quicker, said please allow me.
She counted out loud - one - two three.

What came next is hard to say
she blew on the dice and threw them away.

Someone was sure they saw snake eyes.
Shouts rang out and bullets began to fly.

I had blood on my clothes but it was not my own
Sally was there - we had escaped the fray.

And that's the story of my lady luck
I still have Jack Henry's money and my Model A truck.

I once was a gamblin' man
Never had a winning hand

Til one night I met Miss Sally Ann
A smile on her face and a gun in her hand.
Track Name: Time I Told You Goodbye
You make me feel like a hundred dollars, baby
Once or twice a month
Oh I adore you kiss, it blunts the edges of my loneliness
But I wonder, is that enough?

I want to do better, I want to be stronger, I want you to stay a little longer
Oh but honey, it’s time I told you goodbye
Maybe I love you, you know that I want you, but I need someone to talk to
Oh so honey, it’s time I told you goodbye

All alone and I’m doing fine, then you show up and you drink my wine
And in some ways, it feels like home
We drink and we dance and we talk and romance til I think we’ve got another chance
But then I wake up sad and alone

(oh, oh, oh) You’re like the Sirens singing their song
(oh, oh, oh) You’re so lovely that it strings me along
(oh, oh, oh) Oh darlin’ this could last for years
If I can’t find the strength to cover my ears

I want to do better, I want to be stronger, I want you to stay a little longer
Oh but honey, it’s time I told you goodbye
Maybe I love you, you know that I want you, but I need someone to talk to
Oh so honey, it’s time I told you goodbye
Track Name: Blue Collar Man
He’s a blue collar man, Makes his money where he can
Doesn’t give a damn, About your fashion or your folly
He’s a blue collar man, Makes his money where he can
They laid him right down in the alley

He was well read but then, He took a sledge blow to the head
So he had to learn to do, everything all over
Before he was hit he could beat anyone in town
Checkmate he’d call out and then he’d order another round

He’s a blue collar man, Makes his money where he can
Doesn’t give a damn, About your fashion or your folly
He’s a blue collar man, Makes his money where he can
They laid him down low in the alley

His hands are rough but they can make a guitar sing
And that hard man you know will play a sweet song for his supper
He’s got a voice grittier than sandpaper, and stronger than whiskey
It’ll linger in your mind at night and haunt you in your dreams

He’s a blue collar man, Makes his money where he can
Doesn’t give a damn, About your fashion or folly
He’s a blue collar man, Makes his money where he can
They laid him right down in the alley

The man’s got a heart of gold, and with a little luck he might still grow old
His story’s one that will make your blood run cold
Now he’s back, and those guitar strings are singing
But next time he’ll think twice ‘for he goes fighting for a woman

He’s a blue collar man, Makes his money where he can
Doesn’t give a damn, About your fashion or your folly
He’s a blue collar man, Makes his money where he can
They laid him right down in the alley
Track Name: A New Morning
Through the window peaks the sun
She feels like the only one
And her father with his head still hung, cause he’s done.

Inside she still feels dead
But she knows she gotta move ahead
Yeah she hops right our of her bed, to break her bread.

Her daddy just casts a smile
Cause he knows they’ve both got a while
It won’t be easy to walk with style, but they gotta try.

A new morning has begun
Rain clouds bow down to the sun
Finally they begin to move on, to greet the dawn.

This town ain’t cut out for her
Though neither was the other
As long as they stick together, now and forever.

She hopes that there will be
Some peace near shady trees
She’ll search far beyond the seas, just to feel the breeze.

Her daughter laughs out loud
And mama feels so proud
Thinking she has figured it out, without a doubt.

A new morning has begun
Rain clouds bow down to the sun
Maybe they can move on, to greet the dawn.

Sometimes we’re years far behind
Even though we’re running out of time
But keep on moving down the line, It’s gonna be fine

Cause if this journey never ends
Then I’m not gonna worry about when
No I can’t cry about what has been, Or all my sin.

I’ve felt my heart grow
Through loving and letting go
Yes this life has been a great show, that I know

A new morning has begun
Rain clouds bow down to the sun
I hope I can move on, to greet the dawn.
Track Name: Little Darlin', Far Away
Its that southland flame that keeps calling me back, to the land where the fires meet the sea
But still when I get there the one thing on my mind, is if you’ll still be waiting there for me

I’m goin’ away little Darlin’, and I can’t stand to see you so blue
So I tell you today that I won’t go astray, and my heart will be waiting here for you

It’ll be a long time coming, a long time from now, when that long wait to see you finally ends
With so many miles of twisty roads, of mountainsides and tidal flows and faces looking back from now to then

When I sit alone at night and gaze up to the sky, I wait for darkness to slowly fade to day
And when the shining sun appears I get a smile on my face, I think of you as colors wash away the grey

I’m goin’ away little Darlin’, and I can’t stand to see you so blue
So I tell you today that I won’t go astray, and my heart will be waiting here for you

But for now my darlin’ I must say fare thee well, and travel to that far away land
But remember what I told you, how our love will never fade, and that soon again we’ll be walking hand in hand

I’m goin’ away little Darlin’, and I can’t stand to see you so blue
So I tell you today that I won’t go astray, and my heart will be waiting here for you