Kentucky Gentleman

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Recorded and Produced by Belle Isle Asylum Studios
Mastered by Benjamin Jenkerson
All songs written by Wall-Eyed

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released January 20, 2015

Wilson Getchell - guitar, piano, vocals, harmonica, bass, percussion
Jeff Micchelli - guitar, banjo, trumpet
Rob Keane - drums, percussion, vocals
Rick Gagnon - drums, guitar
Anthony Armijo - bass
Michelle Getchell - backing vocals

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Wall-Eyed Raleigh, North Carolina

Wall-Eyed is a folk-punk band headed by songwriter Wilson Getchell. Wall-Eyed has been through multiple line-ups and has called numerous cities home before putting down roots in Raleigh. Wall-Eyed’s music is characterized by a highly-energetic, lyrically-driven songwriting, which fuses together country, punk, progressive, and rockabilly, and is anchored by Getchell’s strong vocals. ... more

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Track Name: Wise County
If I could get some money, I'm going to spend a little time in Wise County, VA
Say, "farewell" to my sweet dear, and head off with the dogs
Old Kentucky Gentleman, won't you answer when I call?
Say "love" and my black, sweet romance
Throw our lives on the table, chuck out the bible, gonna ride all night, jump from the saddle, gonna say "farewell", live like they make me go.

I lived too long, I've had my fun
Let's watch the whole town explode
I'll give you one, but it's my turn
Then we can throw me away

I'm pretty sick of the war, dear
It's like I'm chained to the battle, whole years I can't remember
Gotta, run off on my own now, and blend in with the mob
Ol' Kentucky Gentleman, yeah, what's taking so long?
Say "love" and my black, sweet romance
Throw our lives on the table, chuck out the bible, gonna ride all night, jump from the saddle, gonna say "farewell", live like they make me go.

I lived too long, I've had my fun
Let's watch the whole town explode
I'll give you one, but it's my turn
And then throw me away

No, we don't wait around afterwords
I saved you, my girl, for what it's worth
You've come all this way to see my ruin?
Well, hey, here we are, now get lost
Track Name: Cold Black Ink
Where do I stand in this massive collection of people and movements, consents and objections?
Statements of reason, statistical fact? I sit in the back and I wait to react
Then you call out my name, I say, "hey, how's it been? looks like you've been out by the corner again..."

I miss the dirty life, I miss the drugs and the fights.
I miss the hold-me-up-drink-in-the-dark
I miss the comfort in delusion
I miss that barroom in Houston, where everybody slept where they parked.

And I liked the part when you held out your hand.
You said, "don't worry, baby" - then pulled me on in
You had blood on your palm, you had holes in your tongue
You had cold black ink on your arm

My head in a vice and you're wasting your time, you're leaving me out in the cold.
I'm gonna get a rise out of you, throw rocks at your car from the road.
You tell me to "Stop!", you're calling the cops.
I run go and hide in the woods
Fee-fi-fo-fum, you're off into the night, and then you're on

I miss the dirty life, I miss the drugs and the fights.
I miss the hold-me-up-drink-in-the-dark
I miss the comfort in delusion
I miss that barroom in Houston, where everybody slept where they parked.

And I liked the part when you held out your hand.
You said, "don't worry, baby" - then pulled me on in
You had blood on your palm, you had holes in your tongue
You had cold black ink on your arm
Track Name: Exile
I've been in Exile in Washington, D.C.
I can't remember why I went there
I can't remember why I left my home

The whole town seems inverted
They got walls, they got walls,
They got walls

Chorus:
We got soft, baby,we got caught, yeah we got robbed
And I went woah-oh-oh-oh
We got soft, baby, we got caught yeah, we got lost
And I went woah-oh-oh-oh

And I'm a filthy alcoholic
Keep your daughter away from me
I get pumped once I get started
End up with blood all in my teeth

We should mess around,
you know, come kiss me in the mouth
You ought to stay
Don't be afraid

I won't mess you up,
you know, or kick you in the gut
You ought to wait
I need you here

We could roll around
You know, go play along the ground
I got you up
Don't be afraid.
Track Name: Calmer Waters
It's gonna come through and rumble your kitchen
You're gonna have to find space on the floor
The whole damn lot's talking out each other's mouths
Whispering softly and mumbling aloud

Let's set sail for calmer waters - the only ride I know
Yeah well we're too good for "yeah, whatever"
Time we say so

These days I wonder what's happening now
with everything twisting and flipping around
When your whole damn life's just a cut from the night
You weather it slowly but come out alright

Let's set sail for calmer waters - the only ride I know
Yeah well we're too good for "yeah, whatever"
Time we say so

The wet grass felt pretty good between my toes
She said, "take it or leave it" with an insufferable tone in her voice
And yeah the sunlight reflecting off my feet kind of made me feel like I had time.

Let's set sail for calmer waters - the only ride I know
Yeah well we're too good for "yeah, whatever"
Time we say so
Track Name: Holy War
All the fat kids on the reservation are going to start a holy war.
And I'm going to have to live on the reservation.
I'm going to have to write some things on the board.

If you can't read the writing you better practicing reading and writing.
How else are you going to order dessert?
If you can't read the writing you better practicing reading and writing.
How else are you going to get divorced?

All the fat kids in California are going to build a brave new world.
And I'm going to have to live in California.
I'm going to have to write some things on the board.

If you can't read the writing you better practicing reading and writing.
How else are you going to order dessert?
If you can't read the writing you better practicing reading and writing.
How else are you going to get divorced?

You're out there on your own.
You did the best you could.
Now you're living with your folks.
Just like everyone you know.


If you can't read the writing you better practicing reading and writing.
How else are you going to order dessert?
If you can't read the writing you better practicing reading and writing.
How else are you going to get divorced?
Track Name: Red Marks
You've got red marks on your chest.
You better cover yourself and lower your head.
You're best kept swept under the rug,
so they don't figure you out, show up to cut out your tongue.

I always wonder what you're after.
Does it feel real good?
Man, you don't worry like I would.
You don't worry man, you're gold.

You've got red marks on your chest.
They're going to whittle you down and leave you for dead.
You're best kept swept under the rug,
so they don't figure you out, show up to cut out your tongue.

I always wonder what you're after.
Does it feel real good?
Man, you don't worry like I would.
You don't worry man, you're gold.
Track Name: I Want to Wreck Your Car
I wanna wreck yer car
I've thought it over
Red lights are red
And these days are blue
Why don't you settle your sweet self down
You know I'm doing this all for you

And I won't work you over
Babe, I'll be the one to carry you
And you can cry on my shoulder
Babe, I'll be like Jesus Christ for you

But I've been living a wet dream kind of life
So dear wake me when I'm right
I've been living it up all kinds of nights
Yeah so just wake me when I'm right

Babe - about the dog
I kinda ran him over
Baby, just be cool
Remember we didn't only have one dog
We had two
Baby just be cool
I'll get you a rose.
Track Name: The Long Folk Revival
It's the long folk revival, I'm gonna write my motto in stone
It says, "here lies the good life, don't whisper to me when I die"
Yeah, it had to be stopped.
My home is empty, there's a long lost song on my tongue.
It's the new education of Henry Adams, I guess.

Woah, yeah you.
Woah, yeah you got through.

And the floor won't roll me in.
It won't wind up and throw.
You're there and I'm out here on my own.
You set the one trap I'd never foil.
You went on out there, start slowing me down.