The Way Back

by Cold Chocolate

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1.
If I could be your full-time man I'd tell you what I'd do I would not dare to close my eyes or turn my back on you Can we go around the world or just out to a show Can we go to places fast and places not too slow If I were just your part-time man well that wouldn't be so bad I would not waste one second more deciding what to have I would lie in your arms or in the by and by I would lie to keep things fresh and keep you by my side You can tell how much I care by looking at the clothes I wear And I'm dressed to the nines for you And though I hate the telephone, I sure would love to get a call from you If I could only be your man or even slow your search Believe me I would prove exactly what these words are worth Can you see, I'm tired of doing nothing in the wings Can you see, there's nothing hiding underneath my sleeve
2.
03:07
I don't mind playing duck and cover after I am gone I keep my feet flat on the ground and walk just where I want And if you see me coming your way, don't you worry your little head I tried my best to tell you I am California bound I cannot stay for too much longer here in this old town And if you see me coming your way, I'm just heading somewhere else I'm travelling on, travelling on I ain't in it for my health I'm running to the station, catch that last southbound train I try to cross the state line before they learn my name And if you see me coming your way, please don't lock the door I've got a suitcase full of broken hearts from 37 states I sneak around the back way of the old home place And if you see me coming your way, please don't lock the door I'm travelling on, travelling on And I've been here before I don't mind playing duck and cover after I am gone I keep my feet flat on the ground and walk just where I want And if you see me coming your way, don't you worry your little head I'm travelling on, travelling on I'm travelling on, travelling on I'm travelling on, travelling on I ain't in it for my health
3.
03:00
I wish for a stronger cup of coffee And I wish for another hand to hold So I sing for the river And I sing for the mountain For the lightning and the trouble ahead I wish for a higher set of shoulders And I wish for a wider point of view So I sing for the river And I sing for the mountain For the lightning and the trouble ahead I wish for a wind come along for take my tune Through the lightning and the trouble ahead Through the lightning and the trouble ahead I wish for another shot of bourbon And I wish for a soul that can't be sold So I sing for the river And I sing for the mountain For the lightning and the trouble ahead
4.
I hear those tires groan Feel that engine roll or Maybe the sound of the door, I'll never know I try hard to turn and go Turn around and oh If my time limit explodes, I'll never know And the alcohol pounds from this side of town As I lose control It surely seems to me That the end of the bottle is only The top of the edge of my woes, but I'll never know My sorrow is finding a home Between the last sip of love And the cold of the piece of my soul that I'll never know And the alcohol pounds from this side of town As I lose control And the alcohol pounds from this side of town As I lose control
5.
I heard today, it seemed frame by frame That we lost you from the morning Though it's been so long, I know it would've been the same The memories are pouring Five more hours until Carolina But it won't take us that long And I'd take an aeroplane high above us Oh, my Lord Harken back to not so long before Well it must have been Ohio Take the way back through to the second floor Blowing smoke out of the window Five more hours until Carolina But it won't take us that long And I'd take an aeroplane high above us Oh, my Lord I slammed my foot in the door Swallowing the ending Not the best way to start Hammered by the pending Five more hours until Carolina But it won't take us that long And I'd take an aeroplane high above us Oh, my Lord
6.
02:04
Well I got lost behind the beat, a spine to keep me straight My head was weighing way too much as I double back again And tell me, oh tell me, oh, what to say Cause I have never stood here for so long in this one place And I can't stop saying the wrong thing Stop saying the wrong thing Stop saying it wrong And if I ever had to tell you whether we were lost or just making good time I'd dodge, I'd vamp until you started feeding me my lines And try to walk without a spine And wait so patiently till the next unfinished rhyme And I can't stop saying the wrong thing Stop saying the wrong thing Stop saying it wrong And I can't stop saying the wrong thing Stop saying the wrong thing Stop saying it wrong And I can hear the door slam I nod my head, I shake my head again again again I'm listening, I'm listening, I know just what you said And tell me, oh tell me again or I'll forget But before we go, please let me know so I don't do this again And I can't stop saying the wrong thing Stop saying the wrong thing Stop saying it wrong And I can't stop saying the wrong thing Stop saying the wrong thing Stop saying it wrong And I can hear the door slam
7.
Be sure it's true when you say, I love you It's a sin to tell a lie. Millions of hearts have been broken Just because these words were spoken I love you, yes I do, I love you If you break my heart I'll die So be sure that it's true when you say I love you It's a sin to tell a lie. Cross my heart, and I hope to die I'll never, ever ever tell another white lie Took a little girl out on a date last night Next to her Greta Gerty would have looked all right Now I'm between the devil and the deep blue sea cause I told her "Baby you look good to me." I told her I loved her, but oh, how I lied and now she's all set to be my blushing bride. If she takes me to the altar, then I'm sunk Cause I can't tell the preacher I was drunk So God have mercy on a "no account sinner" Give me one more chance to let another guy win her Cross my heart and hope to die I'll never, ever ever tell another white lie Be sure it's true when you say, I love you It's a sin to tell a lie. Millions of hearts have been broken Just because these words were spoken I love you, yes I do, I love you If you break my heart I'll die So be sure that it's true when you say I love you It's a sin to tell a lie.
8.
02:17
I want to run ten miles but I don't want to put on shoes I want to get real drunk but I don't like the taste of booze I'll tell you what I'd really like to do I want to take my cue and wait right here for you I want to go cross country but I don't want to drive the car I want to meet a nice girl but I don't want to try that hard I'll tell you what I'd really like to do I want to take my cue and wait right here for you I want to wear some cowboy boots and do what every country song Has told me to I want to take my cue and wait right here for you Well I want to hang out but I don't like going to bars I want to have some fun but I don't want to go that far I'll tell you what I'd really like to do I want to take my cue and wait right here for you
9.
Silently I wait for the words that quickly fade And sure anticipate all the things I only tell myself So much to say, so much to say But right now, I'm drawing a blank Cause I know how it feels to lay it on the line beside my doubt My heart beats through my ears, but my breathing drowns it out So much to say, so much to say But right now, there's so much to say, so much to say But right now, I'm drawing a blank And I've been praying So wrong for way too long This wish is for what I know will never come So much to say, so much to say But right now, there's so much to say, so much to say But right now, I'm drawing a blank
10.
Hey girl, can I take you home Hey girl, can I take you home Come on, girl, let me take you home Hey boy, that's a sorry line Hey boy, you should take your time You got champagne eyes but your head's full of cheap wine Cheap wine When the clock strikes two in the middle of the night You want a hand just to hold you tight Come on back, darling back, and try it once again Hey girl, can I know your name I'll keep you dry from the pouring rain I promise this is not just some old game Hey boy, if you only knew All the secret stories that I do The kind of things that make me oh so blue Can you be true When the clock strikes three in the middle of the night You want a hand just to hold you tight Come on back, darling back, and try it once again And I know the odds are stacked against me But I call evens every time And I've been climbing mountains all of my life Hey girl, won't you come with me Take my hand and come with me Walk and talk and laugh in company Hey boy, you got a way with words So take my hand and hold me close It's easy to get lost in a new world In a new world When the clock strikes four in the middle of the night You want a hand just to hold you tight Come on back, darling back, try again When the clock strikes four in the middle of the night You want a hand just to hold you tight Come on back, darling back, and try it once again
11.
On the banks of the river where the willows hang down And the wild birds all warble a low moaning sound Down in the holler, where the waters run cold Well that's where I first listened the lies that you told Now I lie on my bed and I see your sweet face The past I remember, time cannot erase The letter you wrote me, it was written in shame And I know that your conscience still echoes my name If the ladies were blackbirds and the ladies were thrushes I'd lie there for hours in the chilly cold marshes If the ladies were squirrels with them high bushy tails I'd fill up my shotgun with a rock salt and nails I'd fill up my shotgun with a rock salt and nails Yeah I'd fill up our shotgun with a rock salt and nails
12.
03:32
Crazy I'm crazy for feeling so lonely I'm crazy Crazy for feeling so blue I knew you'd love me as long as you wanted And then some day You'd leave me for somebody new Worry Why do I make myself worry Wondering What in the world did I do Crazy For thinking that my love could hold you And I'm crazy for trying And crazy for crying And I'm crazy, crazy for loving you

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released November 18, 2016

Ethan Robbins - guitar / vocals
Kirsten Lamb - upright bass / vocals
Ariel Bernstein - percussion / vocals

Engineered by Dan Cardinal and Ariel Bernstein at Dimension Sound Studios, Boston, MA
Mixed by Ariel Bernstein
Mastered by Dan Cardinal
Artwork by Jeremy Robbins and Brandon Zuck

All songs written by Ethan Robbins and arranged by Cold Chocolate, except for "Sin to Tell a Lie" (Billy Mayhew), "Rock Salt & Nails" (Utah Phillips), and "Crazy" (Willie Nelson).

Copyright Cold Chocolate 2016

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Cold Chocolate Boston, Massachusetts

Cold Chocolate is a genre-bending Americana band that fuses folk, funk, and bluegrass to create a unique sound all their own. Featuring Ethan Robbins on guitar, Ariel Bernstein on percussion, and backed by some of the root's music scene's finest players, this group from Boston is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond. ... more

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