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The 13th Day

by Back To Blue

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Back To Blue's self-produced debut

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released June 23, 2007

Produced by Back To Blue. Mixed and Mastered by Rick Fontaine. Cover photo by Henk Van Rensbergen. Design by Rick Fontaine.

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Track Name: Jerusalem Blues
Jerusalem Blues
Slept in my jeans for these last three nights
Eyes welded shut from these city lights
I smile like a shotgun, dance like the wind
Feel my money roll quickly growing thin
Slept in my jeans for these last three nights

But I feel fine...got a full jug of wine
Takin' my time
Leaving these Jerusalem Blues behind

Looking for the girl I can make my Queen
She'll have roses trailed behind, and eyes like gasoline
She'll hold my hand, and ignore the dirt
Show me the future 'neath her flowered skirt
Looking for the girl I can make my Queen

Cause I feel fine...got a full jug of wine
Takin' my time
Leaving these Jerusalem Blues behind

Words are like dust when I try to speak
Falling down in the mud with my knees so weak
Say a soft, quick prayer for 5 homemade strings,
And I'll drive a Cadillac along those Golden Streets
But words are like dust when I try to speak

But I'm still feeling fine...got this full jug of wine
Takin' my time
Leaving these Jerusalem Blues behind
Track Name: The 13th Day
13th day of the 13th year
Woke up with the moon to find myself here
He shined a blue light down upon my dark soul
"Put your walking shoes on, boy, it's time to go"
No place to hide when the Devil comes to call
Stronger men than me couldn't stop their fall
But I've a Cross made of bullets and a mojo hand
And this bottle of whiskey will help me to stand
Chorus:
And I've spent the last 1000 nights alone
Praying for someone to hear my song
These bitter tears have soaked my bones
Preaching of what's right when all I do is wrong
The silhouette of a black crow guides me on my way
Shadows on a paletted night that have no good to say
This thin coat can't stop the wind and the rain
But the memory of a face makes me burn with shame
Chorus
Bridge:
And the old cemetery still waits on the hill
So I'll drink to my soul 'til I get my fill
And I'll drink to all the lost along the way
Forsaken by their lovers til the Devil comes for his pay
Chorus
Track Name: New Orleans
She said she didn't know what I wanted from her
I said "That makes two of us" with a smile.
So she hopped a Greyhound back to Illinois,
And her tears clicked off the miles.

5th Street ain't no kind of place for a child to roam,
but I'm not a kid anymore, am I?
I try to remember the implosive feeling of youth,
but memory's truth is a lie.

The Man in the Moon mocks me with his smile,
Want to knock his teeth straight down his throat.
I howl at him in a language learned wild,
while this Benzedrine slowly makes me choke.

This Thunderbird's the only wine that comes close to being holy,
but it feels like fire, don't you know?
Baptized by an old junkie down back of the alley
who calls me "Son" before he goes

Lie back in a gutter with the Genius of Rain
While I laugh with a memory made of smoke
Give laments for a wet dream I had about New Orleans
Give praise for no punchline to His joke.

And the people some call "lowlife" are high class to me now.
I'd journey back to the world, but I can't remember how.
Track Name: God On A Good Day
Sun rises again
Like God on a good day
And I rise again, too
But the lights in the way

Too many pills
Too many drinks, too many smokes the night before
Left my blood and my pride
Lying on the floor

Can't get it out of my head
Can't forget the things that she said

Where can I go?
Where can I hide?
To escape my heart, when her love is a lie...
What can I do?
What can I say?
To turn my eyes back to blue from gray.

Another day has come
Another night is gone
Still way too long
For one voice from the phone

She begged and begged
until I tore down my walls
But to build them back
Won't take long at all

Can't get it out of my head
Can't forget the things that she said

Where can I go?
Where can I hide?
To escape my heart, when her love is a lie...
What can I do?
What can I say?
To turn my eyes back to blue from gray.
Track Name: I
I drove the highway all night long with 2 gallons in the tank
The back was loaded down with quarters I had stolen from the bank
And the night wind from New Orleans was like a scene from my youth.

And I thought of her lying on the bed with her red, and then blonde hair
And I longed to be with her, and I wished that I was there
But wishes are for suckers, made weak by the truth.

And she said I think you're the one I can trust
And I said I don't think that I've taken enough
But I want to drown in this night
And I want to live by moonlight...live by moonlight

Do you remember that day by the lake, when the pain was just a dream?
And no words were spoken, but the truth could by seen,
By the hunger in your eyes, and the reflection in mine?

Then I told her that I'd stay, even as I turned to go
Because there are pictures in my memory that I could never show
Not even to the one I should have never left behind.

And she said I think you're the one I can trust
And I said I don't think that I've taken enough
But I want to drown in this night
And I want to live by moonlight...live by moonlight

And now I scream that I think you're the one I can trust
And she says I...I've finally taken enough
But I want to drown in this night
And I want to live by moonlight...I'll live by moonlight.
Track Name: Neon
It's the scar that we share
the blood that we bear together
It's your hand in mine...
a destiny that's intertwined forever.

And my Blood turns to neon
Whenever I look at you
And only then does the truth become true
When I'm...

It's the wind with no rain
It's a life without pain with each other
It's the promise we made
The price that we paid to be lovers

And my Blood turns to neon
Whenever I look at you
And only then does the truth become true
When I'm with...

We make love in silence...
We can hear the angels shout.
Now the King of the Blind
is wed to the Queen of Doubt

And my Blood turns to neon
Whenever I look at you
And only then does the truth become true
When I'm with you.
Track Name: Forgotten
Self evaluation is pure futility
Who the hell am I to tell me who I need to be?
I still dwell in a prison of my own design
Bars within my mind...no concept of time.

If I had the nerve, I'd go and ask my Mother
But I know that she'd only send me to my brother.

I need a reason please.
Tell me why should I deal
with this full time life that feels part time real?
I'll drown in my own air because I forgot how to breathe
The mirror holds a messiah I forgot to believe.

I'd fall off a ladder that led me to the stars
Just to make sure that everyone got a good look at my scars.
I'll listen to the music, just because the player's dead.
Living out the storyline you've contrived within you head.

If I had the nerve, I'd go and ask my Father
But the look in his eyes would make me wonder why I bothered.

I need a reason please.
Tell me why should I deal
with this full time life that feels part time real?
I'll drown in my own air because I forgot how to breathe
The mirror holds a messiah I forgot to believe.

If I had the nerve, I'd go and ask my sister...
but I'd stand and watch as all those bitches kissed her.

I need a reason please.
Tell me why should I deal
with this full time life that feels part time real?
I'll drown in my own air because I forgot how to breathe
The mirror holds a messiah I forgot to believe.