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Noah Adams - Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Harmonica, Accordion, Banjo
Wayne Mitchell - Tenor & Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Jimmy Williams - Upright and Electric Bass, Tubamaphone
Dane "Bootsy" Schindler - Drums, Percussion, Bottles
Charles "Big Charlie" Skinner - Narration

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released July 3, 2010

Tracks 1-7 & 9 written by Noah Adams
Track 8 Written by Noah Adams & Vincent Winik
Engineered by Noah Adams at Vital Sounds in New Orleans, LA
Mixed and Mastered by Woods Drinkwater at his home in New Orleans, LA
Cover Photo by Jordon Cabot, Art Design by Clay Miller

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Track Name: Intro to Act I
Free love, get some...
Track Name: Ballad of Mary Fairweather
She cries like an old wooden casket
But she sings like a new shiny harp
She puts all her eggs in one basket
And then she walks alone in the dark

Mary Fairweather sits in her tree
Watching the angels go by
They hear her every so faintly when she sings
And then they wake up when she cries

She moves like a whiskey-soaked flag
Drowning the wind with her sighs
Moving her lips like a game of tag
They never look into her eyes

Mary Fairweather sits in her tree
Watching the angels go by
They hear her every so faintly when she sings
And then they wake up when she cries

She knows that she's going to have to get out
Get up, get out of that town
Close your eyes and hope that this time
Will be when your feet touch the ground

Mary Fairweather jump from that tree
Don't let the world pass you by
Let them all hear when you sing
And they will be the ones that cry
Track Name: Up To No Good
'Leave that whiskey at the door
And don't you come stumblin' in no more!'
Cried my lady from her chair
So I turned around and I walked right out of there

Wild eyed and running around the night
Drinking, smoking, and getting into fights
I knew that I shouldn't but I should
Why? Because I'm up to no good

First I buy a big ol' bottle of Jack
Then I take the hit in my cigarette pack
'do do dodododo do do' (where y'at?)
I'm lost and I ain't coming back

Back to my lady's house somehow
All soaked in sin and so she kicked me out
Clean up my act I know I should
But I'd rather be up to no good

Back to the streets where I roam
I end up in some bar down the road
And after many cigarettes and empty cups
I'm stumbling, I'm barely standing up

Wild eyed and running around the night
Drinking, smoking, and getting into fights
And I knew that I shouldn't but I should
Because I'd rather be up to no good
Track Name: Intro to Act II
And so it seems the seams remain unsowed
And so we set off alone into the second act
Take off your hat, it's not raining now
As minor switches to major
And daffodils deafen out the danger
Danger knows only two souls
One set free to the wind
The other set too free into drunken buffoonery
She wanders, stumbles, then stops
He wanders, stumbles, then stop
They both listen
And they hear the sound of sweet, sweet music in their ears...
Track Name: There She Goes
Eyes light up to the brightest day
Baby don't you worry no more
Your way will go
A thousand times around
Before you show up on my plane
And right now I don't even know your name
I know one day I will
Until then...

There she goes
Round and round she spins
There she goes...

Oh my god you've got to be
The prettiest thing a man could see
Big brown eyes that can't be bought
And keep a lock on that honey pot
Until I show up on your plane
But right now you don't even know my name
She knows one day she will
Until then...

There she goes
Round and round she spins
There she goes...

Counting down until roads cross like lines
It's only a matter of time...
Track Name: Brighten Up My Day
The lullaby did slowly fade
Everything I lost had set the stage
In varying degrees of grey
Won't you brighten up my day?

I could barely stand up
When she left me dead and drunk
In varying degrees of grey
Won't you brighten up my day?

Then you...
You came into my life somehow
And now I've found
Color in the sound

I'm afraid I'll screw this up
But I love you too damn much
So please be patient as we color in the grey
And we brighten up the day

For you
You came into my life somehow
And now I've found
Color in the sound
Track Name: Intro to Act III
And so we near the end
Together at last
But last and not least
Ladies and gentlemen
It is my proudest of pleasures
To introduce to you...
Act three
Track Name: So Sweet It Hurts
She took a chance and rolled the dice
And sat right next to me I saw
A beauty in your eyes my existential moment
Had me caught up in your smile

A thousand times again, I'd fallen for your style
And authenticity that never ends

She looked at me back from her book
I waited for a second look
As if each second my eyes hook was tugging you towards me
And then what did I see

A glow a thousand times more potent than I've ever know
And so I kissed your hand and said hello

For a while we will stay together
I never want to leave that way that you make me feel

Mary Fairweather jumped from her tree
And after a thousand steps through fire she came to me
Track Name: In The End
Sometimes you might feel like things were meant to be
When you have everything that you could ever need

But now I know just how much luck plays a part
In everything that you and I did from the start

I carried you in my arms from the place where steel crushed you
And the earth did shake, the brightest days are done

And now I know just how much luck plays a part
In everything that you and I did from the start