Waiting on the Sunrise

by The Swearengens

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released 08 June 2013

Performed by:
Fredd Luongo - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Soren Godbersen - Electric Guitar
Fred Slater - Piano, Organ
Fritz Marial - Bass
Brian Ochs - Drums
Nicole Clare - Backing Vocals

Guest Performances by:
Kenny Alvers - Pedal Steel
Steven Scalfati - Saxophone
JM Jochum - 12-string guitar, organ, electric guitar, tambourine
Caitlin Sherman - Backing Vocals on "So Lonesome and Blue"

Produced by JM Jochum

Engineered by JM Jochum and Terry Mattson

Recorded at Blackdog Studio and Toybox Studio

Special thanks to Ron and Debbie at Blackdog and Justin Cronk and
Tyler Coffey at Toybox

Mixed by Johnny Sangster at Electrokitty
Mastered by Chris Hanzsek at Hanzsek Audio

All songs written by Fredd Luongo (ASCAP)

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The Swearengens Seattle, Washington

From epic road songs to tear-stained tales of heartache, from Texas-style rockers to dark-humored murder ballads, The Swearengens cover a lot of musical and emotional territory with their six-piece attempt at reviving the glory days alt-country of Whiskeytown, The Jayhawks, Dwight Yoakam, Uncle Tupelo, and Steve Earle. ... more

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Track Name: Waiting on the Sunrise
I was rollin west through Memphis, I heard you call my name
2000 miles away from me, you said it was such a shame
For me to be so far away, when you're alone back home
How long will you be waiting there, knowing this bird has flown?

And I remember waiting on the sunrise
Wide awake and feeling oh so blue
I've been lost, I've been burned, but still I haven't learned
There ain't no way I'm getting over you

Ridin through those San Juan mountains to Moab free and clear
Escalante cliffs surround the times I held you near
Sleeping by those desert roads, your love did keep me warm
High on the canyon's twisted edge, the calm before the storm

CHORUS

On and on this story goes through nights that never end
Will you still remember me, if I pass this way again?
Your memory still follows me right to the ocean's edge
Your wide open country in my heart still dancing in my head

CHORUS
Track Name: The Letter (Don't Look Back)
Don't know why I'm writing you this letter
There's still some things I wish I could've said
Tomorrow morning, I'm sending you this letter
Hope someday my letter will get read
Hope someday my letter will get read

Don't know why I'm dialing up your number
When I haven't spoken to you in so long
I know I won't be leaving you a message
Cause what I say will only come out wrong
Cause what I say will only come out wrong

Don't look back, don't look back
Only see the good things when I'm looking back
Don't see the things that led us off the track

Don't know why I'm driving past your window
When there is no sense dwelling on the past
Keep on riding down this road to darkness
Wondering how it slipped away so fast
Wondering how it slipped away so fast
Track Name: Tonight, You'll Be Breaking
Well, I know tonight is gonna hurt like hell
And in the morning, won't be feeling so well
It's all I can do to slow the passage of time
But there's only so much I can drink off my mind
When I know tonight, you'll be breaking my heart
I know that tonight, you'll be breaking my heart

I picture a scene, right in front of our friends
You'll walk in with me, but you'll go home with him
I'll sit at the bar and take another pour
Pretend I felt nothing, as you walk out that door
Cause I know tonight you'll be breaking my heart
I know that tonight, you'll be breaking my heart

Oh, I've known it for so long
Oh, don't know why I'm going wrong
Oh, I've known it for too long
Oh, don't know why I'm holding on

When I know tonight, you'll be breaking my heart
I know that tonight, you'll be breaking my heart
Track Name: If You Come Around Here
If you come around here, our doors won't be open
If you come around here, you won't want to stay
If you come around here, you won't find yourself too welcome
If you come around here, we'll drive you away

If you come around here, you'll find yourself on your own
If you look in our eyes, we'll look away
If you come around here, you better learn to be alone
You try to talk to us and we won't know what to say

So for once in my life, I'm on my knees
Asking the skies not to be gray
And for once in my life, I'm begging please
To see the sun, for just one day

If you come around here, take the path of least resistance
For every chance you take, there's a price to be paid
If you come around here, you better keep your distance
Cause behind our walls, you know we're afraid

CHORUS
Track Name: Don't You Care
I was dreaming that I held you in my arms again
But I woke up in the dark, cold and alone
The wind was shaking my old apartment windows
Pounding like the raging pain
Deep in my heart dragging me down

I said, hey baby, don't you care for me?
I said, hey baby, don't you care for me?

I hate the weather around here this time of year
It's just raining, keeps on raining, it's dark all the time
Was your smile, was your laughter, was it your grace
That got me through all of these days?
And now you're gone, gone, gone, gone

I said, hey baby, don't you care for me?
I said, hey baby, don't you care for me?

Every day goes by I'm lying to myself
Thinking this time round I'll find what I felt with you
Every day goes by I'm blind, under a spell
And it always leads me here

I said, hey baby, don't you care for me?
I said, hey baby, don't you care for me?
Track Name: Bundle of Joy
Says here on the sticker I'm drinking brown liquor
Didn't mean to take it this far
Did not heed the warning, I thought that it'd be boring
Until I ended up crashing my car
Now, mama, don't you worry, there ain't a judge and jury
Who'd put away your good little boy
Your love has never failed me and even if they jail me
I'll always be your bundle of joy

Oooh, bundle of joy
Oooh, bundle of joy

Back when I was sixteen, drove away some prom queen
Got myself kicked out of school
Then they let me back in, said "Son, you got some learning.
We'll teach you how to live like a tool."
Marine Corps didn't want me and neither did the army
Cause I told 'em that I liked other boys
Who cares if I was fibbing, I probably was tripping
Well, am I still your bundle of joy?

Oooh, bundle of joy
Oooh, bundle of joy

Found my way to college for a little bit of knowledge
Of drinking, drugs, and all kind of girls
Now I can find Nebraska or even Nome, Alaska
On any standard map of the world
But my degree was worthless, economy was mirthless
Found myself quite unemployed
So I taught myself plantin seeds, clippin clones, and sellin weed
Well, am I still your bundle of joy?

Oooh, bundle of joy
Oooh, bundle of joy
Track Name: So Lonesome and Blue
Well, I was drinking straight whiskey when you met me
I could barely talk when you asked me my name
You wrote your number on my hand and whispered, "Don't forget me"
If I don't see you again, you know that'd be a shame
I don't know how a girl like you'd ever want me
And yet you worked so hard just to try and satisfy me

Now when I'm closing my eyes, all I see is your smile
And the crash of the waves
And I fell a fool to my pride, I'm wishing that I
Had begged you to stay
And now I'm a fool without you
And I'm so lonesome and blue

When you told me that you loved me, well, I was hungover
I should've known right then, that this was going somewhere
And when you asked me to hold you, I should've stayed over
Cause if you called me right now, I'd run all the way there
A man like me ought to know by now and know better
When you love someone, you don't hold it inside

CHORUS
Track Name: Bleeding Blue
Walking down the street, people stop and stare
They shake their heads and say, "That boy, he ain't all there."
As I walk alone, like I always do
I walk alone cause I ain't got you
See my blood run down the mirror
I'm bleeding blue

Down by the river, as a flood subsides
See the broken pieces of my torn up insides
As I walk alone, like I always do
I walk alone cause I ain't got you
See my blood run down the river
I'm bleeding blue

High on a mountain, deep in the ice
You love the wrong one, baby, you pay the price
You'll walk alone, like I always do
I walk alone cause I ain't got you
See my blood run down the valley
I'm bleeding blue