Dust & Dirt

by JACE EVERETT

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The 7th studio album by Jace Everett features his signature swampy rock twang. But it also hearkens back to some of his country roots. The opening track, "Woke Up in This Town" has the dark swagger and lyrical depth we've come to expect from the "True Blood Guy", but songs like "Rescue Me" and "Golden Ring" reveal a more reflective Everett, embracing romantic love and loss. The politically charged "Love's Not What We Do" and "Free (Don't Ask Me)" ask more questions than they answer, but with a fire and brimstone approach fans are sure to love. The final original, "Lowlands", features a great appearance by songbird Leigh Nash on the hurt but hopeful look at a way "out of the lowlands". And finally, an homage to one of Everett's mentors, Guy Clark. The trio of Jace, Dan Cohen, and Kasey Todd offer a subdued live performance of the classic, "The Last Gunfighter Ballad" that was recorded May 17, 2016 on the afternoon of the great mans passing.

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released May 5, 2017

Produced by Jace Everett and Dan Cohen
Recorded by Jace Everett at The Attic
and Jackson Eppley at The Job Site (Live Drums)
"The Last Gunfighter" Recorded by Eric Van Wagner at Blackbird
Mixed by Greg Droman
Mastered by Jim Demain at Yes Master
All songs published by Weston Boys Publishing
Masters copyrighted by Weston Boys Entertainment

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JACE EVERETT Nashville, Tennessee

Jace Everett, best known as the writer/artist of "Bad Things"-True Blood Theme, has a new record on the horizon.

Dust & Dirt.

It will be here. So should be you.

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Track Name: Woke Up in This Town
I woke up in this town again
I guess the party never ends
The dust, the dirt, the two-faced friends
I woke up in this town again

I'm driving down this dead end street
Seeing signs I've never seen
They're in some language I can't read
Driving down this dead end street

Every night I start to dream
There's a song we're born to sing
There's a place out there for you and me
Somewhere just beyond the dawn
Where we'll know the road we're on
But no sooner does the dream begin
Then I wake up in this town again

I'm walking through these empty rooms
Shuffling to "The Lovesick Blues"
Lock the door I'll never use
Walking through these empty rooms

When I close my eyes at night
I bless the darkness, damn the light
Cause the only time you're by my side
Is when I close my eyes at night

Every time I start to dream
There's a song we're born to sing
There's a place out there for you and me
Somewhere just beyond the dawn
Where we'll know the road we're on
But no sooner does the dream begin
Then I wake up in this town again

I woke up in this town again
I've had enough, it's done me in
I lost my faith, my way, my friend...
I woke up in this town
Track Name: Green or Blue
I gave up on yesterday
Ever since you called my name
I look into your eyes of green
Sometimes they just look blue to me

And love
Isn't something that I thought I'd ever find
And love
Isn't quite the way I pictured in my mind
And love
Yeah, I think it might've made me color blind
Yes I know your love is true
What I can't decide is if your eyes are green or blue

Looking back through photographs
When black and white was all I had
Rusting in some picture frame
Right up until you spoke my name

And love
Isn't something that I thought I'd ever find
And love
Isn't quite the way I pictured in my mind
And love
Yeah, I think it might've made me color blind
Yes I know your love is true
What I can't decide is if your eyes are green or blue
Track Name: Rescue Me
I came up from Texas where the wind never stops
It pushes the dust and dirt, even the rocks
I lit out so long ago, but that wind never stops

Nashville was nothing like I'd ever seen
They make things and break things even little boys dreams
Guess I got a little lost were you looking for me

Won't you please
Rescue Me
Lift me up
Set me free
I've been down here on my knees
Praying someone like you
Would come rescue me

I might need a haircut, I sure need a shave
It's hard to move on, standing in your own way
I've been walking in circles, day after day after day

Won't you please
Rescue Me
Lift me up
Set me free
I've been down here on my knees
Praying someone like you
Would come rescue me

I'm drinkin' a cold one, and counting the scars
The songs and the memories that still break my heart
Guess I'll spend one more night alone
Wondering just where you are
Track Name: Under the Sun
I'm so lost and ragged
Feeling like I've come undone
The night before was blurry
We'd been in such a hurry
Guess we had our fun
After the start
I went and broke your heart
Now I'm all alone and burning
Out here under the sun

I confess I was a mess
I admit I might have jumped the gun
But from where I'm standing darling
I don't think I'm the only one
The plan had some flaws
I did not count the cost
Now I'm doing hard time, lost my mind
Out here under the sun

Under the sun
I guess we tried
Under the sun
I know I lied

Someday you'll see the light
Through this tangled web I've spun
Then you'll forgive me baby
See that I'm the only one
You'll run back to me
And then you'll set me free
And we'll be warm and happy
Out here under the sun

Under the sun
I guess we tried
Under the sun
I know you lied

I played my part
And then you broke my heart
Don't leave me lost and lonely
Out here under the sun
Track Name: Golden Ring
Crawling around on my hands and knees
Searching for something I can't see
I regret it, and you can't forget it

I turn every blade of the sun-burnt grass
Looking for something that was supposed to last forever
Forever and ever

Walking up and down this dead end road
Reaching out for your empty hand to hold
God it feels so cold

We've both walked a lot of lonely miles
Searching for another hopeful smile to see
Even though we've tried so many things
I just don't know how we're ever gonna get that golden ring

Curse my eyes and curse my mind
I'd trade them both if I could find, the one thing
We've both been missing

While I stare holes in the stoney ground
Thinking 'bout all that can't be found
In your mind, is it moving on time?

Standing on the street where I used to live
Adding up things I ain't got to give
Does it ever end?

We've both walked a lot of lonely miles
Searching for another hopeful smile to see
Even though we've tried so many things
I just don't know how we're ever gonna get that golden ring

But you don't wanna walk no dead end road
You're reaching out with your naked hand to hold
You're saying, "Boy, let's go"

We've both walked a lot of lonely miles
Searching for another hopeful smile to see
Even though we've tried so many things
Somehow you know, we're gonna get that golden ring
Track Name: Someplace
Send me your address
I'll send you that dress
The one that you left here
Right on the floor

Do you remember?
Or just pretend not to care?
The way that I am pretending
I don't want you no more

There's oceans and hours and miles in between
The things that I want and the things that I need
Sweet love and promises made in a room
That's now so haunted that I've got to move
To someplace I never thought I'd see
Someplace where there ain't no you and me

Paint me a picture
Or maybe play me a tune
Your's were the only ones I ever listened to

You tried to warn me
Still I broke my own heart
Turns out that's just what I was born to do

There's oceans and hours and miles in between
The things that I want and the things that I need
Sweet love and promises made in a room
That's now so haunted that I've got to move
To someplace I never thought I'd see
Someplace where there ain't no you and me
Track Name: Free (Don't Ask Me)
Now I believe and everything I see
Is black and white to me
Without trying

The world is right
The stars up in the sky
They shine their little lights
Just for me

Yeah it's true
They shine their light for me and you

And we're free
Not sure just what that means

So come along
And sing this simple song
You know it can't be wrong
If it feels right

When you're here
I think it's very clear
That you don't need to talk
Or think at all

Not at all
No need to talk at all

Cause we're free
Please don't ask me what I mean
Track Name: Love's Not What We Do
There's no world in which we all get along
There's no world in which we all sing the same simple song
There's no world in which we all drink the same beer
There's just this world where we all face the same fucking fear
And there's no world where we all vote the same
And then there's no world where we all feel free from our chains
There's just this world in which we are all living and dying

Love Might See Us Through
But Love's Not What We Do

There's no world where we all stand arm and arm
Sharing a Coke and a smile
And there's no world where we all give our best
Not to every man and woman and child
There's no world where we all raise the same flag, praise the same God,
Or stick it to the Man
There's just this world that we've made
And we are all a bunch of fuckers

CHORUS

Oh you're being so melodramatic man
Just come back to Earth
I sip a little poison, as I slip into my chains
I'll take as much as I can get;
The cause, the cure, the pain
Track Name: Lowlands (feat. Leigh Nash)
Feel the beat of the Heartland, honey
The river's running slow
Down here at he waters edge, where
It's a slippery slope
Down in the Lowlands

You reach out for a helping hand and
All you get is a rope
Round here it's a buyers market, if you
Wanna sell your soul
Down in the Lowlands

Been at the bottom such a long time baby
It almost feels like home
Sinking fast like our hearts are made of stone
Might be broke but we're still breathing
And someway, somehow we're leaving
There's only one way left to go
Out of the Lowlands

Rusted cars with busted taillights
Going nowhere and fast
Empty shells and broken bottles
I guess, even dreamers crash
Down in the Lowlands

Been at the bottom such a long time baby
It almost feels like home
Sinking fast like our hearts are made of stone
Might be broke but we're still breathing
And someway, somehow we're leaving
There's only one way left to go
Out of the Lowlands