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The Devil's In This Whiskey (June 2011)

by Two Cent Revival

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1.
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
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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.
3.
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
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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

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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 Kingston, New York

There’s a lot going on under the hood of Matt Jones’ unlabored Americana songcraft and his baritone delivery. Adopted from Brazil and raised primarily in Houston, Texas by American parents, Jones’ perspective as a Latino-American is ever-present in his writing, as is the looming specter of Jones’ lifelong struggles with depression and anxiety. ... more

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