This Old Way

by Cold Chocolate

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03:55

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released May 11, 2012

Ethan Robbins - guitar, vocals
Kirsten Lamb - upright bass, vocals
James McIver - banjo, vocals
Ariel Bernstein - drums

Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Ariel Bernstein
All songs written by Ethan Robbins, arranged by Cold Chocolate

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Cold Chocolate Boston, Massachusetts

Cold Chocolate is creating an exciting and unique new sound in the world of Americana: fusing bluegrass and roots with a dash of funk. With original tunes and technical prowess, this trio from Boston is rocking audiences with guitar, upright bass, percussion, and three-part harmony. ... more

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Track Name: Wanted
I said, I don’t want it, I don’t want it
I said, I don’t want it, I don’t want it
My friend, she’s a giver, she’s a giver
My friend, she’s a killer, she’s a killer

Look, but don’t touch
With your eyes, not your hands
With your smiles crisscrossing
And try to follow where we go

I said, I’ll tell you, I’ll tell you
My friend, she’ll kill you, she’ll kill you
I said, I don’t want it, I don’t want it
My friends, they’re all wanted, they’re all wanted
Track Name: This Old Way
Been around in this old way
I’ve been round this town most everyday
I have compromised my life away
To a smoking gun, a friendly face

But there ain’t no paddle beat me back
Sing out

Been around in this old way
Well my tongue’s been tied so I can’t say
That the cops don’t care, yeah its ok
That the very edge is steps away

But there ain’t no law can beat me back
Sing out

Simple weights and pointed faith
Come wrap around a person’s traits
In random ways to say, they may not hear you
In random ways to say, I see

Been around in this old way
With a beating heart to tell the tale
That my inhalation follows what
My exhales do necessitate

But there ain’t no rhythm beat me back
Sing out
Track Name: Tell Tale Heart
I revive, move back, collide with troubled eyes around me
How can I believe that time has all but undefined me
I get up, can I get up, can I just get a minute here
Drumming starts, a tell tale heart pumping blood into me

I retrace my hurried pace when all but logic’s left me
Try to face my reddened face but that’s impossible for me
What I’ve done and what I’ll do is drowned out by a tell tale heart
Waking up, needled up, it leaves me upside down

Chorus:
I can’t stop my head from spinning oh so fast
And I can’t stop

I combine, move back, align with smoky eyes around me
Try to hide my worried mind when all but logic’s left me
Severed ties, petrified, all sped up by a tell tale heart
I’ll step back, I’ll step back, oh I’ll take another giant step back

I can’t stop my head from spinning oh so fast
And I can’t stop

Hold it down
Holy now
Hold it down
Oh, oh, oh

I revive, move back, collide with troubled eyes around me
How can I believe that time has all but undefined me
I get up, if I get up, I might just need a minute here
Rhythm stops in quiet parts of songs now listen closer here

I can’t stop my head from spinning oh so fast
And I can’t stop

Rhythm stops in quiet parts of songs now listen closer here
Track Name: Follow Arrows
It’s always fun to see
It’s always fun to see
It’s always fun to find
Out just how close, just how high we go
Just how close, just how high we go

It’s always fun to know
It’s always fun to know
It’s always fun to find
Out just how high we can build before we knock it down
Just how high we can build until it all falls down

Reload
The weather
We’ll give her
All the sun, and half the rain
To go

Reload
And measure
The level
It’s safe to go
Then back it off a bit

It’s my favorite thing to do
My favorite thing to do
My favorite thing to think
About but never actually do
Think about but never actually do

And all the time I’ve spent
Worrying and worrying
And all the time I’ve spent
Contemplating names in my head
And wobbling, I’m wobbling, I’m

Come watch me as I fall
Come watch me as I fall
Come watch me as I foll
Ow arrows I follow arrows, I
Follow arrows, I follow arrows, I do
Track Name: The Levee
Met a man well he was ten feet tall, we’re going down
He told me that he knew me all along, we’re going down
Said he’d leave me lying once he’s standing strong, we’re going down
We’re going down

I asked him why he took a chance so tall, we’re going down
I asked him why he led a free for all, we’re going down
I asked him why he’d plant a stance so strong, we’re going down
Water pouring down

In the middle of a bustling crowd, we shake
From the middle of our ups and downs, we take
Once the levee’s built back up it tends to break
And when we’re standing tall, we’re moving