Sake of the Sound

by Front Country

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released 16 September 2014

Front Country is...

Adam Roszkiewicz
MANDOLIN

Jacob Groopman
GUITAR, VOCALS

Melody Walker
VOCALS, GUITAR

Jordan Klein
BANJO, VOCALS

Leif Karlstrom
VIOLIN

Zach Sharpe
BASS

Produced by Kai Welch

Engineered by Scott Bergstrom
at 25th Street Recording - Oakland, CA

Mixed by Erick Jaskowiak
at J Studio - Nashville, TN

Mastered by Eric Conn
at Independent Mastering - Nashville, TN

All songs arranged by Front Country

Photography by Robert Perry

Album Art by Danielle Diessner

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Track Name: Gospel Train
I woke up with heaven on my mind
I woke up with heaven on my mind
Lord, I dreamed of a train, of a glory bound train
I wonder, will my children be on that train?

I wonder will my mama/daddy be on that train
Will my mama/daddy be on that train
Oh, this train's a gospel train and it's running through this land
I wonder will my mama/daddy be on that train
Track Name: One Kind Word
My head is cold, like my hands and feet
I'm looking around for something to eat
I've got time, got nowhere to go
Broke down here, close to the bone

...and I don't want everything I see
I just want the little bit that you promised me

Silver spoon, gold diamond ring
New leather shoes and finery
I don't want what you gave to me
Promisory notes and worthless things

...what I got, I can't use
and I get lonely over you

Oh I don't want everything I see
I just want the little bit that you promised me

I don't want for what I need
A heart that beats and lungs to breathe
Ear to the ground all the time
One kind word is mine all mine

... one kind word, I've waited for
Just your love and nothing more

And I don't want everything I see
I just want the little bit that you promised me
Track Name: Rock Salt & Nails
By the banks of the river
Where the willows hang down
And the wild birds all warble
With a low, moaning sound
Down in some holler
Where the waters run cold
It was there I first listened
To the lies that you told

Now I lie in my bed
And I see your sweet face
The past I remember
Time cannot erase
The letter you wrote me
Was written in shame
And I know that your conscience
Still echoes my name

Oh the nights are so long
Lord, sorrow runs deep
And nothing is worse
Than a night without sleep
I walk out alone
I look at the sky
Too empty to sing
Too lonesome to cry

If ladies were blackbirds
And ladies were thrushes
I'd lie there for hours
In the chilly, cold marshes
If ladies were squirrels
With high, bushy tails
I'd fill up my shotgun
With rock salt and nails
Track Name: Sake of the Sound
You feel the beat and thunder rolling underground
Under your feet and things are moving all around
You try to reach for something just to hold your body to your brain
But when it hits you, you're gonna feel no pain

FEEL THE ROOM SHAKE
HEAR MY HEART BREAK
I'M IN LOVE WITH THE SOUND
I'M IN LOVE WITH THE SOUND
THE LOVE THAT WE MAKE
WE MAKE FOR OUR SAKE
FOR THE SAKE OF THE SOUND
FOR THE SAKE OF THE SOUND

Ooooo

I feel the heat and fire burning all around
Out on the street I hear the pavement break and pound
I wanna be the one who makes your swan sing 'take my soul away'
Oh Hallelujah, I wanna hear you say


FEEL THE ROOM SHAKE
HEAR MY HEART BREAK
I'M IN LOVE WITH THE SOUND
I'M IN LOVE WITH THE SOUND
THE LOVE THAT WE MAKE
WE MAKE FOR OUR SAKE
FOR THE SAKE OF THE SOUND
FOR THE SAKE OF THE SOUND

Ooooo
Track Name: Undertaker
There is no law, in this unlikely promised land
There is no love, except the wringing of our hands
As we stand by, and watch your television ad
I don't know why, but I'm feeling like I have no other choice
I can only hear your voice

I got no food, but I've got everything to eat
It makes no sense, that we can still be so hungry
I just want more, and though I haven't any need
You give me more, just to satiate your greedy appetite
And there ain't no end in sight

UNDERTAKER, rush me to my maker
You've been scheming on my life since I was born
Take me under, where dreams are torn asunder
Line your pretty little pockets with my soul

You bleed me dry, with all the things that I demand
I dry my eyes, with dollar bills and desert sand
I drill away, to find the body of a man
Who didn't know, that he would never understand his own desire
And it consumes him like a fire

UNDERTAKER....

I hear your voice, just like an echo in my brain
I hear the sound, of an unstoppable train
I'm either on it, or I'm tied there to the track
But I've made my choice, and it's there that I'll remain until I die
Won't be long now, by and by

UNDERTAKER...
Track Name: Glacier Song
Clinging to a mountainside
Hanging from my toes
When I was just a frozen puddle
Packing in the snow
Above the rocks, out in the sun
My brother and my sis
Together we would drift apart
And carve the mountain cliffs

NOW, I DON'T KNOW
I DON'T KNOW
WHERE I GO...

When I had my first child
She ran away from me
Down the gullies and the mountainsides
Running to the sea
But I took comfort in the wind
And storms that freeze the rain
Put the lightening in my back
And let me try again

I DON'T KNOW
I DON'T KNOW
WHERE THEY GO...

For 50,000 years I've lived
On this mountain cliff
But time is on the sun's side
And now I'm growing thin
You can blame the people, blame the sun
Blame the changing snow
Cast your eyes and point your fingers
But that's the way it goes

I DON'T KNOW
I DON'T KNOW
WHERE WE GO...
Track Name: Like A River
Well, it's high on a mountain
And the warm winds are blowing
And where in the winds are blowing to
Well, there ain't no way of knowing
Mountain grass is short
It's dry and close to burning
Calling out for water
As the season's turning

SWEET SMELL OF THE PINES
TALL WESTERN CEDAR
DRIFTING ON THE WIND
THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS LIKE A RIVER

I've been too long away
From these wild open skies
On the concrete trails that wind
Through the canyons dark and wide
Sounds of people talkin'
In words of blue and grey
Smells of doors and windows
Closed against the day

SWEET SMELL OF THE PINES...

Now that dust sets thick and heavy
Where my feet are falling
There's nothing but the sound
Of the jaybird calling
My mind grows dry and thirsty
As the memories linger
Drifting on the wind
Through the mountains like a river

SWEET SMELL OF THE PINES...
Track Name: Colorado
Fare thee well, my Sierra
I am leaving today
Got my heart set on a mountain
Far away

You didn't give me any reason
But now I'm leaving just the same
Another time, another season
And I might have stayed

And if the road is like a river
And my soul is like a sail
Let your love be the west wind
At my tail

...and take me to COLORADO
But I'll miss you when I'm gone...

Oh, it's not that you can't give me
What I need or what I crave
It is only that my dreaming
Carries me away

To where the grass is always greener
And the sky is blind with blue
Three hundred days of mountain sunshine
All without you

And if my heart can hardly stand it
And my bones can't bear the load
Then I'll return and hope to find you
Still my home

[Inst]

And if the road....

And if my heart...

COLORADO!
Track Name: Long Ago, Far Away
To preach of peace and brotherhood
Oh, what might be the cost?
A man, he did it long ago
And they hung him on a cross

LONG AGO, FAR AWAY
THINGS LIKE THAT DON'T HAPPEN
NO MORE, NOWADAYS

The chains of slaves, they dragged the ground
With heads and hearts hung low
But that was during Lincoln's time
And it was long ago

LONG AGO...

The war guns, they went off wild
The whole world bled its blood
Men's bodies floated on the edge
Of oceans made of mud

LONG AGO...

The gladiators killed themselves
During the Roman times
People cheered with bloodshot grins
As eyes and minds went blind

LONG AGO...

To preach of peace and brotherhood....
Track Name: Lovin's For Fools
LOVIN'S FOR FOOLS
by Sarah Siskind