Hot Brisket EP

by G. Stevens

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $7 USD  or more

     

1.
02:57
2.
04:29
3.
03:35
4.
04:37
5.
05:13
6.
7.
04:28

about

Recorded in Nashville, TN

credits

released May 1, 2015

All songs written by G. Stevens © 2015
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joey Crawford at Homebrewed Studios in Nashville, TN
Additional recording by Jeff Peek at Sound Factory in Charleston, SC
Album art by G. Stevens
Photography by Melissa Toms

G. Stevens: Vocals, guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, steel, harmonicas, keys, glockenspiel (7), various percussion
Brent Caldwell: Drummin' (1-6), glockenspiel (3, 5)
Becca Bessinger: Vocals (1, 2, 4-7)
Daniel Crawford: Vocals (1)

Contact gstevens85@gmail.com for booking and inquiries

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

G. Stevens Charleston, South Carolina

Born and raised in Charleston, SC. Member of the Letter Show.

contact / help

Contact G. Stevens

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Hot Brisket
Lord if you won’t come to me
I’ll fashion my own company
Though I’m easily impressed
I’ll keep to myself it’s for the best

I looked in mirror glass today
Lines cut across my jaws my hair is all but grey
How many steps have I to take
Before I go beneath the grave

Lord if you won’t come to me
I’ll fashion my own company
Though I’m easily impressed
I’ll keep to myself it’s for the best

Oh so it’s come to this
Betrayed by the very one that I did vow to kiss
So now I’m making my own list
And now I’m missed oh god forbid

Lord if you won’t come to me
I’ll fashion my own company
Though I’m easily impressed
I’ll keep to myself it’s for the best

It’s for the best I’ll let it go
I’ll see it off on down the road
It’s for the best I’ll let it be
I’m laying low

Lord if you won’t come to me...
Track Name: Bide Away
Jacqueline listen I’ll be missing you everyday
And it won’t make it any easier or please you if I try and explain
You been spending every waking minute cryin cuz I’m going away Which is something I’d do anything available to alter by the way

Back when you were blooming there was room in my agenda to play And seeing you were comin meant the makings of a beautiful day
But speaking to eventual developments that lead me astray
I still regret em heavily and only blaming me by the way

By the way you could make any downpour
Dry up in an hour with just your innocent smile
And it was making me want more
Was like a hunger for power
But even when I wandered you were everything I needed
By the way...

Worrying’s a trait of any woman with a man running late
So I wasn’t much surprised by the sirens and the blue and red haze
I only wish they hadn’t found me just before I hid the rifle away
And got rid of that rounder who laughed and said he wasn’t afraid

But now and then circumstances call for making a change
For example when the rounder pulled a Smith & Wesson barrel from his waist
And before I even blinked my ears were ringing and the smoke was thick and grey
And the rounder fell dead in a patch of grass by the way

So goodbye baby ‘cause I got nothin more to say
Other than I love you and I appreciate the efforts you made
But according to authority I got a debt to god I must pay
When they pull the hood over I’ll be thinkin of you and the way

And the way you could make any downpour
Dry up in an hour with just your innocent smile
And it was making me want more
Was like a hunger for power
But even when I wandered you were everything I needed
even when I wandered you were everything I needed
even when I wandered you were everything I needed
By the way, by the way.
Track Name: Glass Gears
She took me down in the war ground
With my face in my hands
I made no other plans beyond you

She took no quarter no prisoner
Laid waste to the lands
And as it stands I’m another in a line

Was it worth your while,
did it scrawl a smile cross your mirror?
When the smoke went white
did you see the fight any clearer?

There’s not a use in asking her
She’s got rings in her ears
And a head full of glass gears spinning in time

She’s a deadset reckoner
And the whites of her eyes
Are split by red lines and a pale blue shine

Was it worth your time when you
dragged me out through the cellar?
Did it serve me right when I
pried the cover off your shelter?

I know you’re trying to get home
Take the high road lined with my blood and bones
Track Name: Hannalo
The last thing I ever heard Hannalo say
Was be sure to pull the door closed when you leave

I’ve been down out of a job and oh my darling
Things are gonna work themselves out somehow

She just looked at the floor and laughed
Said Jimmy, that’s something I’ve heard in the past
You know I love you, I can not sleep with the rats

I’m able and I’m skilled I ain’t above working in the Saginaw mill
Digging out graves or cleaning up for Dave at the butcher shop

No hires, we’re not taking nobody new I told your father I could provide for you
If he was still alive I know he’d have my head in a vice

Oh darling you looked at the floor and laughed
Said Jimmy, that’s something I’ve heard in the past
You know I love you, I can not sleep with the rats

Oh Hanna remember
When we were seventeen and you said you’d never leave
And you’d be there when I needed you
Well I guess that was just something you said at the time

Oh darling you looked at the floor and laughed
Said Jimmy, that’s something I’ve heard in the past
You know I love you, I can not sleep with the rats

The last thing I ever heard Hannalo say
Was be sure to pull the door closed when you leave
Track Name: River Birch
Curve of the road where that river birch grows
I’ve got three miles to go until I’m home

Heavenly groan clouds just gather and fold
I’ve got reason to fear the open air
There’s cover for taking and words I’d pay money to hear

Bottom is gone what can scatter the crows
It’s every man on his own

Whisper a song for them rays of the sun
That won’t light the losing side
Don’t ever suggest that they might be denied

Buried in stone there’s scholars in coats
Demand your opinions and rate em for truth
Waiting at home I’ve got stories and poems
That speak of a day I envy and praise
I’ll tell you about it as soon as the rain goes away

Curve of the road where that reservoir’s swollen
I’ll soon be on my way
If I ever decide on a road it’s this one I will take
I’ll lean on a river birch and think of whatever I may
Track Name: Used to Walk Proud
There’s a car that’s leaving when the sun comes up
If the tank is on empty I’m gonna fill it up
There’s a town that’s waiting gonna live it up

There’s a grey sand laying gonna leave it be
For the grand hills growing out in Tennessee
Call together in a chorus and they’re beckoning me

I used to have love here it got buried away
Underneath a spire hidden in the shade
I used to walk proud now I stagger and sway
They don’t need me here

I used to see stars now the air’s not clear
Been a son of these streetlights for twenty odd years
Now I don’t give a damn for what I once feared
It won’t keep me here
Track Name: Triggershy
Will I see it, will I believe in what you did
Did you walk into a spinning wheel and bring it back a friend

I’m feeling invalid like I could blow off in the wind
I’m feeling triggershy a walking cardiac arrest

I could boil like a copper kettle
I could shake my cage, you wouldn’t know that
I could see the trees for all these woods
I tried to tell you once to save what’s good
I can’t begin to think you ever would

And it’s a funny thing just to be in your command
If bliss is ignorance I’m just as smart as I can stand

Now I’m a free man I can see it to the end
I’d reel you in if I could reel you in

I could boil like a copper kettle
I could shake my cage, you wouldn’t know that
I could see the trees for all these woods
I tried to tell you once to save what’s good
I can’t begin to think you ever would

I’ll reel you in I’ll reel you in, I’d reel you in if I could reel you in...