The Dirt Scab Band

by Dirt Scab Band

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released August 23, 2011

Dirt Scab Band is:
David Ault - lead vocals, guitar
Doug Sherrard - drums, percussion
Stephen McClurg - bass
Jason Sligh - fiddle, banjo, backup vocals

Engineered and Mixed by Alvin Tucker at Cathaus Studios in Nashville, TN www.cathaus.com

All songs written by David Ault

Produced by Dirt Scab Band and Alvin Tucker

Cover Art by Iris Saya Thompson, designsbysaya@gmail.com

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Dirt Scab Band Birmingham, Alabama

The Dirt Scab Band has taken the traditional country and old time sound and subjected it to the power and freedom of a garage band. In many ways the music sounds as thick and humid as Alabama air in August. Tales of idle-handed adventures, failed loves, and corrupted souls are complimented with overdriven fingerpicked guitar, growling fiddles, and a neck stomping rhythm section. ... more

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Track Name: When the Sun Went Down
Where were you when the sun went down
Standing on the corner trying to get a smile
It’s been so bad now that we can hardly see
Inside outside we don’t make a sound
Inside outside we don’t ever smile

It’s the good man’s land in the back of your mind
The good man’s land just to keep them satisfied
It’s the good man’s land and it’s all you’ll ever see
The good man’s land it ain’t what it’s supposed to be

It’s the end of the day and the world's on our side
We’ll sit around forgetting we’re alive
Time left for thinking
It’s the brightness of the day that makes it all seem alright
When it falls apart, we’ll just step aside
Wondering what’s the use in the happiness that we see
None there for you, none there for me
Time left for thinking
Time left for thinking

It’s the good man’s land in the back of your mind
The good man’s land just to keep them satisfied
It’s the good man’s land and it’s all you’ll ever see
The good man’s land it ain’t what it’s supposed to be
Track Name: Gifted Man
We got clout
And brilliant things
A thousand pounds of misery
I’ve got air when they got them strings
We’ll swing around and never meet
I’ll see hope in vivid dreams
You’ll see the stars and never me
All the time reminded ‘bout a world we imaged
And how it’s supposed to be
I ain’t the gifted man

You find them faults
You bear down hard
You almost forgot to see it in awe
Sometimes you have to share them props
Or instead try to live in vain
The same old same, a different way
Cut them ropes or remember the shame
All the time reminded ‘bout a world we imaged
And how it’s supposed to be
I ain’t the gifted man

We got clout superiority
They’ve got the nerve to be hugging trees
We’ll stand so tall when we’re full of our wind
Fill in them clots with accomplishments
Everything’s so different when it’s what it should be
Contagious to wonder is it what it is
All the time reminded bout a world we imaged
And how it’s supposed to be
I ain’t the gifted man
Track Name: The Life of Experiments
Red roads, black highways
The last for some good men

The life of experiments and curious men
The life of experiments and curious men
The life of experiments and curious men
The life of experiments and curious men

Well the life we’ve been living it’s too hard to resist
Staying up all night, never remembering where you’ve been

The life of experiments and curious men
The life of experiments and curious men

It makes no sense why they're singing their sad songs
Sometimes we dance you know, sometimes we just pose
We never tried to leave because we got nowhere to go
We always try to forget that path, but it will always show

The life of experiments and curious men
The life of experiments and curious men
The life of experiments and curious men
The life of experiments and curious men

It makes no difference anymore who you know
You’ll have to run a hundred miles before you lose your toes
Lie with your heart racing as you prepare to step aside
Anyone could save themselves, but no one's got the spine
And all the time you waste you know you’ll never see again

The life of experiments and curious men
The life of experiments and curious men
The life of experiments and curious men
Track Name: Chasin' Time
My baby pleads every time I leave
Every time I leave my baby pleads
Don’t want a man who won’t stay put
Don’t want to love a man who’s understood
Making it hard for me to find my way
I don’t want to go, but I could hardly stay
We don’t fight because we don’t care
It's hard to have passion when your always there

Deadened by the silence and the burning coal
I hope I’m not this lonely when I finally feel old
I hope you’re still there

The roads always end where the water runs cold
The salt in the air just makes me miss my home
My girl’s so tired, she can’t hold the phone
I’d tell her that I miss her, but she’d never know
My eyes are so tired, they’re red and sore
Dead from the future that left with my soul

Deadened by the silence and the burning coal
I hope I’m not this lonely when I finally feel old
I hope you’re still there

Chasin' time
Chasin' time

Standing in the open when the lightning blows
If it touches my skin, you’ll never know
Spent my time chasing metal birds
Chasing seven twelves in another world
It’s hard to care when you never see the sun
It’s hard to live when you’re the only one

Deadened by the silence and the burning coal
I hope I’m not this lonely when I finally feel old
I hope you’re still there

Chasin' time
Chasin' time
Track Name: The Great Newness
We make fun while we call names
Together we’ll run that human race
We’re all a part of the great newness
We’re not wrong we disagree
Follow us if you want to be free
We’re all a part of the great newness
Join us in our great newness

We stand tall while the radios blare
Feel that static on our fingertips
Dances around while we stand still
A pocket full of hate and the power of a kiss
Join us in our great newness
We’re all a part of the great newness
Join us in our great newness

Spinning in chairs and trying to stand
Using our minds on those foolish breaks
We’ll stay sick but we’ll do it again
We’re all a part of the great newness
We're not wrong we disagree
Follow us if you want to be free
We might fall but together we'll stand
We’re all a part of the great newness
We're all a part of the great newness
We're all a part of the great newness
Join us in our great newness
We're all a part of the great newness
Join us in our great newness
Track Name: Seein' Things
Yep that pressure’s thick
Them roads are thin
We’re in that world of the traveling
My body it aches from the simple things
The lack of you and the lack of me
Black and white is all we can portray
Wandering through them fields of gray
Everybody here you think you’re something
Well the more I look around, the same you all seem

Ahhhh, I'm Seeing things
Now, I'm Seeing things

Black hair’s something new to me
Well these days it’s all I care to see
Wandering through that simple life
People sitting around just waiting to die
A ton of hills and a ton of trees
On that brink of seeing things
On that brink of seeing things

Ahhhh, I'm Seeing things
Now, I'm Seeing things
Track Name: John P. Kee
Always knew more
Than they would ever let you know
But you know they never tried to help themselves
The selfish all get ahead
The others all just waving their hands
We’ll stand a chance when we cut each other’s throats
Will it be okay
While I pretend to be someone else
If I live will I still feel so dead inside

John P. Kee
John P. Kee
John P. Kee
Do you think you can save me

I tried to walk with someone else
But they all they ever did was stand
I never meant to walk away from this life
But I chose to never come back
And all you ever did was laugh
Your eyes still hold that uneasy shine
I never wanted to watch you fall
I’ll never let you back inside

John P. Kee
John P. Kee
John P. Kee
Do you think you can save me

John P. Kee
John P. Kee
John P. Kee
Do you think you can save me
Track Name: Where Have You Been
Your loveless eyes
Your heartless skin
Well I try to fix it
I already did
You can’t forget stuff
That you’re still in

Where are you goin’
Where have you been

My loveless ways
My busted skin
It ain’t the great things
That you never did
It ain’t the great things
I never said
Well I got no more
No more to give

Where are you goin’
Where have you been
Where are you goin’
Where have you been

It’s the end of the day
The world’s on our side
We see in colors
And we see in stripes
We see the stars
They ain’t out tonight
Well I keep looking for friends
And stories for life

Where are you goin’
Where have you been
Where are you goin’
Where have you been