The Devil's In This Whiskey (June 2011)

by Two Cent Revival

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On The Devil's in This Whiskey, Two Cent Revival's most recent release (June 15th, 2011), Jones and his band add a harder edge to the sound he began developing on his previous release, Butter and Rum (2008). Produced by Alex Houton (Charlotte Sometimes, Bailey Grey), the new five song EP features a 1971 Fender Telecaster, a late 1930's Gibson Kalamazoo acoustic guitar, and a Kentucky mandolin to create a distinct vintage workhouse tone with a modern Americana bite.

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released June 15, 2011

Produced by Alex Houton
Mixed by Brian Vibberts
Additional Recording engineers Craig Mawhinney, Dan Harnett, Juan Patino, and Al Perrota
Assistant Engineer John Morabito
Mastered by David Ives

All vocals and acoustic guitars by Matt Jones
Additional acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, bass and percussion by Alex Houton
Drums on "Save Our Souls" by Dan Davine
Harmonica on "The Devil's In This Whiskey" played by Doug Friedman
Accordion on "Give Me More Time" by Kate Dunphy
Album design by Sally Rinehart

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Two Cent Revival Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn's Two Cent Revival, a project helmed by Brazilian-born, Texas-raised singer/songwriter Matt Jones, is an Americana / Folk-rock band that marries vivid and intimate lyrics with the soulful sounds of blues-tinged guitar, organs, and a powerful bass and drums. ... more

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Track Name: Rear View Mirror
Here in this car in this broken sunset
Last night drunk and I have not had rest
but the air is soft as it weaves through my hand
thank God I'm here, on this wooded highway

On I-10 to Austin, here I come again

Back on the road where my freedom lies
But this time I have no alibis
the past is wise and is on my trail
it's creeping up, in my rear view mirror

I left that town, 'cause it did not know me
It tried to be kind, but I did not like it
It's starched and pressed, and smells of cologne
I wanted its money, but not its handshake

On I-10 to Austin, here I come again

Back on the road where my freedom lies
But this time I have no alibis
the past is wise and is on my trail
it's creeping up, in my rear view mirror

All this driving, does me no good,
It does not soothe, like it should,
My heart is racing, I’m buying time,
This life I’m leaving, it’s not mine, it’s not mine.

I was told that I'm running, who cares if I am,
Besides, if I move, then I know, that I'm not dead.
When I told her she cried, but I can't live my life,
In other’s dreams, 'cause then it's a lie.

On I-10 to Austin, here I come again

Back on the road where my freedom lies
But this time I have no alibis
the past is wise and is on my trail
it's creeping up, in my rear view mirror
Track Name: The Devil's In This Whiskey
You threw me out last night, ‘cause I made a drunken scene,
things are clearer to me now, sorry for being mean.

I hope you friends don't hate me, I wish I hadn't show them him,
I usually keep him at the door, last night I let him in.

I know that I messed up, and I feel ashamed,
my heart is full of landmines, there's no one else to blame.

But how can I get better, if all you see is sin,
the devil's in this whiskey, without grace, I can't win.

I’m laying here on my bed, thinking ‘bout what I said,
I don't know why, I get so mad,
what goes through my head.

I guess I'll have another beer,
lukewarm, but I don't care,
I don't remember, all that much,
there's leaves in my hair.

I know that I messed up, and I feel ashamed,
my heart is full of landmines, there's no one else to blame.

But how can I get better, if all you see is sin,
the devil's in this whiskey, without grace, I can't win.

Honey, don't you see, my fear,
don't, leave me here, with myself.
Honey, don't you see these wounds,
I need you to be, my salve.

You might be sick of me, I understand if so,
perhaps this is what I what,
perhaps I should just go.

I know that I messed up, and I feel ashamed,
my heart is full of landmines, there's no one else to blame.

But how can I get better, if all you see is sin,
the devil's in this whiskey, without grace, I can't win.
Track Name: Give Me More Time
Oh my girl, I see you, standing at the bar
I am shy, what to say
I see you looking at me

Oh my girl, you're with all your friends
how can I, come say hi
I don't want to be lame

Short brown hair, and dark brown eyes
I bet your words, mesmerize
I won't blow this chance of mine
just give me more time

Oh my girl, I’m pretending for my guys
They think I, have a clue,
I don’t know what I’m doing

Oh my girl, I see you, sizing me up
don’t think that, you can, read me so accurately

Short brown hair, and dark brown eyes
I bet your words, mesmerize
I won't blow this chance of mine,
just give me more time

If only I could, get over these nerves
they trip me up, and shut me down
they've been with me, since I was a kid
fumbling over my words

Oh my girl, you seem awfully kind
I like that, no bullshit
I think that we could work

Oh my girl, there’s guys strutting up
I was not, nearly fast enough
to save you from the wolves

Short brown hair, and dark brown eyes
I bet your words, mesmerize
I won't blow this chance of mine
just give me more time
Track Name: Back In The Day
I haven't talked to you in so long
now I am stuck, and writing this song
like a full circle, I'm here with myself
straining for words that make sense to me

Now you are going, to marry this guy
I thought the feelings, of jealousy died
they are just shadows, without any substance
I hope you don't grow, to regret him

Remember back in the day
back when we were young and alone
you sleeping there, huddled with me
I think then, I was happy

Remember back in the day
before all that I'd know
changed with me moving away
I think then I was happy

When I first met you, I could tell that you
needed someone who was different than me
I did not know, who this person was
Why did I think I could win you

Then you assured me, that what was between us,
was better than any, lover could give
It damaged my pride, though you were so kind
I even knew this at the time

Remember back in the day
back when we were young and alone
you sleeping there, huddled with me
I think then, I was happy

In the back of my mind
All these years
All this time
Where do I put you
In my heart

I don't still blame you, and I hope that you don't,
hold any grudges, for what I did then
I acted a fool, so many damn times
Bless you for seeing this through

Remember back in the day
back when we were young and alone
you sleeping there, huddled with me
I think then, I was happy