Live from the Kentucky Homefront

by Joel T. Henderson & The Forty-Gallon Baptists

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1.
00:21
Just John doing what he does.
2.
04:15
We've all got wheels to take ourselves away We've got telephones to say what we can't say We've all got higher and higher every day Come on wheels take this boy away We're not afraid to ride We're not afraid to die So come on wheels take me home today Come on wheels take this boy away Now when I feel my time is almost up And destiny is in my right hand I'll turn to him who made my fate so strong Come on wheels make this boy a man We're not afraid to ride We're not afraid to die Come on wheels take me home today Come on wheels take this boy away Come on wheels take this boy away
3.
You woke on a beach today In Chicago, USA Watching birds at play In the mighty Michigan Over a lake that’s an ocean You’ve risen to the occasion With little hesitation You’ve earned your wings your way Windy city girl (city girl) Windy city girl (city girl) Climb as high Bank as wide As you wanna go We’ll be waiting right here (waiting right here) Waiting round here (waiting right here) If you tire You can always ride The wind back home Floating between canyons And sky-reaching mansions And elevated stations People come and go Don’t take it for granted Some of us get stranded Looking for a landing And space to spread our own Windy city girl (city girl) Windy city girl (city girl) Climb as high Bank as wide As you wanna go We’ll be waiting right here (waiting right here) Waiting round here (waiting right here) If you tire You can always ride The wind back home
4.
I’ve been missing the sun And the nights spent burning I’ve been missing each of you Growing up is hard to do Now we’ve all got our debts to pay And there’s no room left for us to play ‘Cause they only want something new Growing up is hard to do Last night I heard a song In my sleep now it’s long gone I don’t recall the words or tune Growing up is hard to do Don’t recall the last breath I drew Growing up is hard Growing up is hard Growing up is hard to do
5.
03:44
Abandonment then cigarettes And other things to help you forget ‘Cause wishing wells and steeple bells don’t work Caught in a cloud of criticism You wake from a dream you’ve been living in Only to find you smell of the vine you thirst Don’t you know that you’re worth more Than the sum of your Oh the sum of your curves Some have grown while you’ve grown old Though others have been torn from the fold It’s time to forgive time to let yourself go Time to flush the demons down In the name of the father who wasn’t around Then emerge from the water and see the beauty you are Don’t you know that you’re worth more Than the sum of your Oh the sum of your curves Some will put up a fight And some may go devout No one’s immune to flight While working salvation out Don’t you know that you’re worth more Than the sum of your Oh the sum of your curves
6.
The sun is rising the sky is clear Been awfully gray and cloudy ‘round here Dry your eyes and let it go Here he comes with the deed in hand Toss him the keys let him walk right in Don’t look back leave the bags let’s go C’mon baby can you blame me There’s got to be something better If we don’t feel the wind blow Then how will we know There’s nothing better around Go on roll the window down Let your long hair blow around It don’t matter what people think We’ve been living for way too long To the rhythm of someone else’s song It’s time for us to break free C’mon baby can you blame me There’s got to be something better If we don’t feel the wind blow Then how will we know There’s nothing better around So are we running now Been so long since we left that place And the limits of time and space But we ain’t free just yet you know There’s a stone that’s deep inside Trying hard to beat alive And it ain’t gonna break itself C’mon baby can you blame me There’s got to be something better If we don’t feel the wind blow Then how will we know There’s nothing better around So are we running now
7.
04:20
This old town is filled with sin It'll swallow you in If you've got some money to burn Take it home right away You've got three years to pay And Satan is waiting his turn This old earthquake's gonna leave me in the poorhouse It seems like this whole town's insane On the thirty-first floor your gold-plated door Won't keep out the Lord's burning rain The scientists say it'll all wash away But we don't believe anymore 'Cause we've got our recruits In their green mohair suits So please show your I.D. at the door This old earthquake's gonna leave me in the poorhouse It seems like this whole town's insane On the thirty-first floor your gold-plated door Won't keep out the Lord's burning rain A man came around tried to clean up this town His ideas made some people mad But he trusted in his crowd So he spoke right out loud And they lost the best friend they ever had On the thirty-first floor your gold-plated door Won't keep out the Lord's burning rain
8.
Always looking through the amber That’s the shade of things to come I just stutter, lord I stammer But I’ll be alright with just one Wings in a bottle Fire on the tongue A burn in the belly And I’m hire than the sun Fallen like an angel Floating like a leaf Lord the devil knows the way to me Lord the devil knows the way to me Don’t her eyes look like they’re golden As I gaze down in the glass The house of cards I’ve built is folding But this old bar was built to last Wings in a bottle Fire on the tongue A burn in the belly And I’m hire than the sun Fallen like an angel Floating like a leaf Lord the devil knows the way to me Lord the devil knows
9.
Instrumental

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Kentucky Homefront is hosted by John Gage, engineered by Don Ernst of Donderosa Studio, and is sponsored by Guitar Emporium of Louisville and other fine local establishments. Kentucky Homefront is broadcasted by 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville.

This show was recorded before a live audience at the Clifton Center in Louisville, Kentucky on October 13, 2012. Post-production was completed by Joel T. Henderson for TroubleCure Records. Mixing and mastering was completed by Kevin Ratterman at La La Land.

Joel T. Henderson & The Forty-Gallon Baptists are Daniel Sturdevant (guitars, vocals), Eli Hall (pedal steel), Joel T. Henderson (vocals, guitars), Matt Scobee (bass, vocals), Peter Klarman (drum set, vocals), and Russ Wallace (keys, vocals).

Photography by Bill Ivester, www.bivester.com
Graphic design by Kelly Fine.

Tracks 3, 4, 5 & 6 written by Joel T. Henderson
© TroubleCure Music/pubBLAST Songs (BMI)

Track 8 written by Joel T. Henderson & Phil Madeira
© TroubleCure Music/pubBLAST Songs (BMI)/Nashville Minute (BMI)

Tracks 2 & 7 written by Chris Hillman & Gram Parsons
© Irving Music (BMI)

Track 9 written by John Newton
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© & ℗ 2013 TroubleCure Records. All rights reserved. TCR 104.
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released September 10, 2013

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Heartfelt lyrics and wit are at the core of many singer-songwriters, but the ability to translate feelings to others is where Joel Henderson sets himself apart. With true-to-self lyrics and timeless melodies, Henderson combines folk, country, blues, gospel, and classic pop with equal reverence. ... more

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