Up All Night

by Wicked Shallows

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released July 3, 2015

Kyle Sparks (Vocals, Guitar.) James Cook: (Guitar) Cassius Mendez: (Bass Guitar) Jackson Muenster (Drums)

Recorded by Sacha Muller

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Wicked Shallows Portland, Oregon

Wicked Shallows is five piece band from Portland OR, with a sound that the band affectionately calls Whisky Punk. The bands fiery sets range from hectic swinging tempos to sultry ballads, effortlessly blending traditional bluegrass and country with the ferocity of punk rock. ... more

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Track Name: Black Magic
I've been staying up all night
Nothing to ease my mind
I've been looking for something
Just trying to unwind

Nothing seems to work no more
the bottles all run dry
half asleep and half awake
time keeps passing me by

but then one day the devil came
a twinkle in his eye
said "son I got you something,
there's no need for you to cry.
and all you got to do,
is simply share it with your friends
These wicked weeds will set you free
The high it never ends"

Oh baby that black magic
spins my head around
just roll it out and light it up
the best I've ever found.
My misery, bad memories
they fade away each time
It's all you need
you don't believe me?
Here why don't you try
some of mine.

They say it grows where no one knows
beneath the full moons light.
for years and years it disappears
until some fateful night.
when lonely souls go wandering
just searching for a fix.
and come across the devil
with another bag of tricks.

Oh baby that black magic
spins my head around.
just roll it out and light it up
the best I've ever found.
My misery, bad memories
they fade away each time.
It's all you need
you don't believe me?
Here why don't you try
some of mine.
Track Name: Moonshine
I've been working these weathered hands
down to the very bone.
and when my day is done
I come home all alone.
so every now and then
I release a little steam.
by drinking away a couple of days
until its all just one bad dream.

Well I've been working
each dying day,
just doing as I'm told.
but when I get that sweet day off
I'll head on down that road.
to find some comfort with old friends
they'll take good care of me.
we'll go to all my favorite bars
and all my drinks are free.

Moonshine, red wine, bourbon or beer
if the price is right, hell I don't even care.
I got a night to kill, and enough to get me there.
so won't you top me off until I fall
fall out of my chair.
Track Name: Waltz Of The Hangman
Have you heard the waltz of the hangman?
The most sobering song that I know.
All the crows gather round,
when they hear the sound,
crying out after every note.

Well they dragged me down to the town square
laying claim to the name that I bare
saying rumors gone round that I'd struck gold
and now their all wanting their share.

Well I'd moved to this town about seven years back,
to escape from the man that I was.
Guess I flashed to much cash or said the wrong words,
because I created one hell of a buzz.

Now the folks been a talking
said they'd seen me before
in a paper from the city to the west.
'Said I was a wanted man
stole the governesses gems
and the heart right on out of her chest.

Have you heard the waltz of the hangman?
The most sobering song that I know.
All the crows gather round,
when they hear the sound,
crying out after every note.

So with fire and with frenzy, I was hunted.
they called out the horsemen and the hounds.
by the banks of the river,
(oh if only I was quicker!)
they finally ran me down.
They dragged me back home by my ankles,
and threw me in the smallest cell they owned.
oh and as the bells rang out,
they raised up the shoat,
that my fate to all the world must be known.

Have you heard the waltz of the hangman?
The most sobering song that I know.
All the crows gather round,
when they hear the sound,
crying out after every note.

So before I sway amongst the oak trees.
Let me kiss your check and whisper in your ear.
The only wealth we ever own is our freedom.
and greed the only devil we need fear.

Have you heard the waltz of the hangman?
The most sobering song that I know.
All the crows gather round,
when they hear the sound,
crying out after every note.

All the crows gather round,
when they hear the sound,
crying out after every note.
Track Name: Oregon Girl
You may work that line
'Til the day that you are dead.
That's what the foreman said.
Tap into the rails,
your building up the world.
Some day I'll come back for you,
my alabama, my alabama girl.

Oh these many years,
hammer in my hand.
Most of the men that I've know,
are now buried, buried in the sand.
Looking past these mountains,
just hoping you'll stay true.
Some day I'll come back for you,
my mississippi my mississippi girl.

will you wait,
oh will you wait,
will you wait,
wait for my escape?

Ankles bruised and bloody
and the sun is bleaching my skin.
Sometimes I forget
swear that I heard
your sweet voice again.
As the vultures circle over
I sink down to my knees.
Someday I'll come back for you
my oregon my oregon girl.

will you wait,
oh will you wait,
will you wait,
wait for my escape?
will you wait,
oh will you wait,
will you wait,
or meet me at the gates.