Riding Roughshod

by T.G. Olson

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Created and sacrificed to the digital ether by T.G. Olson ~ Fall 2018

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released October 29, 2018

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Track Name: Riding Roughshod
Riding roughshod on our hearts
They are all trampled under the hoof
Cloven like our country
Split like the Great Rift Valley
I am not you
You are not me
A million screaming it in the streets
From the hilltops to the deadbeats
And the pushers to junkies
When the soldiers all come home
With a war raging on in their minds
You don't love them like back when
They laid their life for a lie on the line
Riding roughshod on our rights
They are all trampled under the hoof
Sowing seeds of division
The weedy lot keeps on growing
Well watered with poison
High status ill begotten
Inherited from the sins of the past that we never learned from
Keep feeding
Now this beast is always hungry
Eating greedy while the poor are dying
I am not you
You are not me
A million bleeding out in the streets
For a story Daddy told them
Beat into every single one of them
That's your legacy
Insanity
Gotta break it for the sake of humanity
Just a story Mama told you
When you were scared of the dark as a baby
Just a little baby
Now this beast is always hungry
Eating greedy while the poor are dying
Riding roughshod on our souls
They scatter like dust into the wind
Big trouble gonna find you when you're always looking
Riding roughshod on our hearts
They are all trampled under the hoof
Cloven like our country
Split like the Great Rift Valley
Now this beast is always hungry
Eating greedy while the poor are dying
Track Name: Sunday Morning
In times of plenty
Still you won't share and revel in other's despair
Feeling so pious on Sunday morning coming down
Feed all the fools to lions
Going willing
A right of passage
Feeling so pious
A martyr in your own mind
Feel free to take from the offering
Wouldn't have it any other way
Feeling so pious on Sunday morning coming down
The streets were empty
The diner was quiet for a moment
Forgotten and unforgiven
When you need something don't come calling
No one is answering
It's disconnected
Faith in question on a Sunday morning coming down
Thinking on a Woman who gave me shelter
Didn't ask for nothing but a little labor
And a little patience
Fill the porch with wood for the Winter
The forest is empty
The snow was falling
It was so peaceful
Could of stayed forever right in this moment
Now the house is empty
The hearth is freezing
Ain't been a fire there in many a season
And the ashes we'll be a sweeping out on a Sunday morning
Coming down
Track Name: Chaser
Take it on faith or pick it apart
Whatever soothes what's ailing you
Fell hard on your heart from the start
I got nothing but love for you
Take some space hope you don't drift too far
At what point is no return?
Walking through the low, low places
Wasted on the dark
Walking through the low, low places
Searching for a spark
Wandering through the high, high mesas
The red rock is burning
Take it on faith like religion
Pick it apart like bones in the desert
You got to make a living
To build a boat for your dying
Sailing right into a hurricane of your namesake
Serendipity
Oh you kill me
Yeah you kill me
Resurrecting
It's all spinning
Walking through the low, low places
Wasted on the dark
Looking down from the high, high mesa
The rivers are running red
Do you ever worry?
Will me make it?
After all that's been said and done
Track Name: Cautious Eyes
Do the best you can under the circumstance
Try not fret on what comes next
You got this kid
Cold as ice
Do you want to take your own bad advice?
You got this kid
Don't want none
It ain't your fault
You were the chosen one
Oh that's why you got them cautious eyes
Now I know why you got them cautious eyes
You got this kid
On down the line
A little child star in your eyes
Doing the best you can cus Mama ran
She had the nerve
Hell she always has wanted a drifting life
Wanted a drifting life
Hell she always has
Now I know why you got them cautious eyes
You don't got to hide
I'll be standing by your side
You got this kid
On down line
A little child star in your eyes
Doing the best you can cus Mama ran
She had the nerve
Hell she always has wanted that drifting life
Track Name: Keep It Hidden
Another sleepless night thinking back on life
Always twisting and turning
What's found was lost at such a cost
No one will ever know it
What's found was lost at such a cost
You had to be there
Had to live it
They want to keep it hidden
You know there this is going
They want to keep us fighting
Laying down on the alter
A feeling I can't shake when I see your face
Looking back at me smiling
A frozen moment in time and space
Bless this photographic memory
Longing for one of those dreams
When you just wash all over me
Gonna make this right
Gonna march on down to the Capitol building
Exercise inalienable rights
Probably still get arrested
Pay to play or get locked away
Can you show your privilege?
They want to keep you hiding
Thinking that you are nothing
Do you have any idea who you are fighting?
Track Name: Pickup Truck
Take it slow
If you need me call
Abated breath of alcohol and humbleness
Maybe the truth for once
One last kiss
A last call dance
Never knew our world would come to this
A crying shame for months on end
Stretching into years
We can't go back to them early days and damn our hearts
Kids in the back of a pickup truck
Back when our parents didn't give a fuck
We got cut but we stitched it up
Got the stories and the scars to back it up
Listen to the tracks
When the train it comes lay your pennies down
One by one
She could derail so we better run
Like Casey Jones in that old time song
Galaxies spiraling
In and out of the deepest sleep
Oh what a dream
So real to me
It's all that's left of your energy
Take it slow when you need me call
Abated breath of the sweetest smoke
We're getting lost up in the clouds
It's all that's left
No coming down
Dogs in the back of a pickup truck
Wondering if their owner even gives a fuck
Jumping out on a rolling stop
Cutting and running if that's all you got
Kids in the back of a pickup truck
Back when our parents didn't give a fuck
We got cut but we stitched it up
Got the stories and the scars to back it up
Listen to the tracks
When the train it comes lay your pennies down
One by one
She could derail so we better run
Like Casey Jones in that old time song
Kids in the back of a pickup truck
Back when our parents didn't give a fuck
Track Name: Backslider
On the South fork on No Name Creek
Waiting under a shady Cottonwood Tree
We're finally alone
I can hear your breath and slowing pulse
This could be my fate
Just had to pick up that stone
Looking for somewhere to throw
Guess it's only natural
Finally alone
I can hear your breath and slowing pulse
This could be our fate
Won't backslide away if sin is forgiven
Standing face to face with the sweetest grace
Don't use my fear as a weapon
Won't backslide away into darker days
A light is a shining
Can't say just when time amends
The hurt that we're causing
How many no shows at the gates of salvation?
Finally alone
I can hear your breath and quickening pulese
This could be our fate
Won't backslide away
There's nothing we're hiding
Standing face to face with the sweetest grace
A simple caring gesture
I hope we can start amends
The hurt that it's causing
Track Name: Bless the Singer of the Torch Song
Bless the singer of the torch song
You keep us holding on when everything is going wrong
You sing that song
If you had the shot would you take it now?
Or go back to pushing that broken plow?
If you had the shot would you take it now?
Or go back to pushing the gospel plow?
Bless the singer of the torch song
Out on their own
It's a shakedown nation
Feast or famine
If you had the shot would you take it now?
Or go back to pushing that broken plow?
If you had the shot would you take it now?
Or go back to pushing the gospel plow?
Bless the singer of the torch song
Out on the road
Bearing the weight of the world's problems
If you had the shot would you take it now?
Or go back to pushing that broken plow?
If you had the shot would you take it now?
Or go back to pushing the gospel plow?
Bless the singer of the torch song
All on their own
Bearing the weight of the world's problems
Shield your eyes from the awful sight
Track Name: Trespasser
No trespassing on private property
A fence and thousand miles of nothing in front of me
They gave this land away back in another day
She's still sitting empty collecting taxes on a family name
Traveling up and down the coast
Through the desert
A Spanish Rose
The North Star back to my home
Where did you go?
I wanna know
Racing a Southbound ghost
The ground is froze
Nothing grows
Winter's hard
Molasses slow
33 below zero
Drops of rain in a bitter cup
One by one slow filling up
If you're dying of thirst it's never enough
Drops of rain in a bitter cup
Nothing
Everything I'm hearing on the radio
Every channel like another world
How many days 'til judgement?
Traveling up and down the coast
Through the desert
A Spanish Rose
The North Star back to my home
Where did you go?
I wanna know
I wanna know where did you go?
Are you hiding out?
Lying low?
We need you now it's critical
The past is done
Come on home
Where did you go my Prairie Rose?
Traveling up and down the coast
Through the desert might never go
You never know
The North Star back to my home
It was nothing like I used to know
I used to know
Hola
Adios

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