Blood & Water

by Brian Carroll

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released February 1, 2013

All songs written by Brian Carroll
Brian Carroll: vocals, guitars, mandolin, harmonica
Dave Hanlon: acoustic bass, lead guitar (tracks 1 & 5), Wurlitzer piano (track 2)
Jon Nolan: background vocals (track 2)
Produced by Brian Carroll and Jon Nolan
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Jon Nolan at Milltown Studios in Rollingsford, NH
Mastered by Scott Craggs at Old Colony Mastering in South Boston, MA

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Brian Carroll

Modern Roots, is perhaps a contradiction in its very name, but a musical ideal that Carroll stands firm to uphold. Drawing inspiration in style and delivery from songwriters and musicians of that past, while writing from what inspires him in his everyday life, he bridges the gap between American Roots and current day Americana music. ... more

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Track Name: Devil Won't Get Me Down
River rolls, oh it keeps on rollin'
as it rolls, down the line
and I'm screaming, out for answers oh man
but I can't, make a sound

And the devil, he came knocking
on my door, late last night
Said he'd drown me, in that river oh man
But I ain't going, without a fight

Cause the devil wont' get me down
No the devil won't get me down
I said the devil won't get me down, oh yeah
Devil won't get me down
Mama, I ain't about to drown
I said the devil won't get me down, oh yeah

And I swear, I'm gonna quit soon
I'm gonna dry out, and get on my way
But that devil, is sure to rise up again
Oh the prices, that we've paid

Cause the devil wont' get me down
No the devil won't get me down
I said the devil won't get me down, oh yeah
Devil won't get me down
Honey, I ain't about to drown
I said the devil won't get me down, oh yeah
Track Name: Already Gone
I, am just a bag of bones / I am blood and water
and a heart thats made of stone
Well stone/ it can still break
I'm tired of making up excuses for all of my mistakes

I could never ask you to stay
cause you're already gone, yes you're already gone
You could never look at me that way
cause you're already done, yes you're already done
with me, your with me / so please, please please

You, you light up the night
and I'm just trying to bend this string until the key it sounds just right
and I can't make you understand
Why I keep building up these bridges just to burn them down again

I could never ask you to stay
cause you're already gone, yes you're already gone
You could never look at me that way
cause you're already done, yes you're already done
with me, your with me / so please, please please

I, am just a bag of bones
I'm blood and water
and a heart thats made of stone
Track Name: Train Keeps Rolling
It's hard / to keep on keepin' on
Or at least / to keep up with the race
And I / am worried now
Cause I'm losing speed / at a break neck pace

Time / it is a loaded gun
Don't you go / and let it go off in your face
And I / I'm just trying to hold onto anything
I got no answers / I got to get out of this place

And that train keeps rolling
And it is rolling down the line
Always picking up the people
Always leaving me behind
Sometimes you got to ask yourself
"man, who the hell am I"
Theres nowhere to run, no where to hide (no where to run, no where to hide)

And someday / I will return to ash
Oh I'm just bones in a million little grains
And life / oh it can be hard
As soon as your back on track
It will run you off again

And that train keeps rolling
And it is rolling down the line
And I'm pickin up the pieces
Of a life I should have left behind
Sometimes you got to ask yourself
"man, who the hell am I"
Theres nowhere to run, no where to hide (no where to run, no where to hide)
Track Name: 127 Miles
It's 127 miles as the crow flies
the distance has been wearing me thin
I'll tell you the story behind these eyes
but I just don't know, where to begin

Lately I've been trying to find my heart
cause I've been lost and out of sight, inside my head
and everything here is falling apart
like the petals of old roses by your bed

And I guess I'll have to think of you again
when the bottle, it no longer fills my cup
you look at me like I'm some kind of sin
I'm always angry and I just don't give a fuck

Its 127 miles as the crow flies
and its been 7 days, since you've been gone
I'll tell you the story behind these eyes
but I'll be seeing you before too long
yes I'll be seeing you before too long
oh mama, I'll be loving you before too long