The Rough N' Tough Recordings

by REINS

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released 25 May 2013

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REINS Chicago, Illinois

A harmony heavy, alt-folk duo based in Chicago.

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Track Name: Oh Lord Bring Me Down
oh lord bring me down to the cold dark ground
to the cold dark ground by my brother's side
life's too weary in the fields of misery
fields of misery in these modern times
when i was young i was might as a mountain
mighty as a mountain from the fattest soil
now i am old as the trees by the meadows
losing all my leaves winter's taking it's tole
i will sleep at ease when my body lies beneath
Track Name: Bed Talk
today love's gonna take a backseat
to love making in the summer heat
i'm not made of the stuff of stories
so keep on begging me to stay close
while i'm nibbling on your collar bone
i'll still be a city away in the morning
and tonight love's gonna give the stage floor
to the rattle of the head board
you're not turning away a pretty sound open your mouth
and i'll keep quickening your breathing
while you're make believing
you're still sharing your bed tonight

don't write to me don't write
even though you had a good night friend
doesn't mean you gotta call me again
i don't wanna give you anything i need
even though you're banging on my door
doesn't mean you gotta make your fingers bleed
don't write to me don't write to me
my body is here but my mind's on the frontier

spread all your hours in the shower if you need to
mocking yourself hugging the drain
the lover you quake for simmering in your bed sores
all over town you sleep walk bed talking to yourself
keeps your bad health at eye level i'm the devil

don't write good night to you don't write
(sleep walk bed talking to yourself)
at eye level i'm the devil
Track Name: Goodbye City
goodbye city goodbye your sky
goodbye all the love that i'll ever need for pages
goodbye 23 goodbye food on the table all of the time
goodbye running around and screwing around
and getting caught with your pants down for ages
something i remember i'm a needle in a hay barn
when i'm walking through you in the dark through the park
so i thank you i love you miss you kisses i'll come back to get you

hello country hello industry
hello fighting that machine only to wake up feeding it
hello many doors hello blurring all the lines that had such clarity before
hello sleeping around and cheaping around
and getting caught with the fence down what a nuisance
then i still remember i'm a droplet in an ocean
when i think about all that your doing all that you got going on
my head is a ribbon unwrapping unraveling itself until it's gone
when i think about all that your doing all that you've got going on

oh my how sweet it is to carry you
whether i stick around or leave
oh my how new it is next to you
whether i'm on or off my feat
oh my how human it was to know
whether you brought me peace of mind or ate my insides
oh my how sweet it is to carry you
may you lay in the words that get air play
in those words may you lay
Track Name: Legacy
these tombs are kind of gaudy
you were smart to burn your body
you found a nice tree to lay upon
the old gang they send their love to you
a couple of them are having a kid or two
their lives just keep building on and building on

i was falling asleep in my car when
i thought i heard your voice on npr again
yet you're silent when i visit you
you couldn't hold a tune before you were gone
now you're haunting rhythms in my songs
even last week even yesterday and now
even now you are something to talk about
even after the anecdote is taken out
even when you left town

your spirit's a spray can street art
tagging the city's broken heart
even yesterday even now

i'll cut a couple of holes in my sheets
if you promise to come and visit me
hell you can even stay
i'm always looking around for your finger prints
there's a lot of places you have been
even last week even yesterday and now
even now you are something to talk about
even after the anecdote is taken out
even when you left town
Track Name: Heads Down
oh my god we killed a man
thought that was a six shooter in his hand
not a bouquet of flowers for you
funny how a six shooter looks like flowers do
get in the house jess grab your shit
cut up your i.d. run with it
pull all your cash out of the bank
make it a point to carry everything you take along with you forever
and sitting it down never

for morning is upon us now
here's to keeping our heads down
and saying goodbye to the music

put on the news i think it's clear
the law is a little bit slow round here
man i always wanted to move out west
but i never thought it'd be the day i was running
sell all my clothes and cut your hair
cover your tracks man i don't care
what kind of name should i break out
maybe the kind that makes me sound like i'm honest honest
not someone who has no friends but you

for morning is upon us now
here's to keeping our heads down
and saying goodbye to the music
and saying hello to the future
all over a six shooter
Track Name: Wild Wind Spiritual
i'm a bucket of thunder
when i hear the good word
wild winds prickling my skin like lightening
i'm ready to make love when i breath in the home front
tried my best to contain it but the jig is up
heart pumping heart thumbing i must

pick up all the passions you left by
put em into rations and set em on fire
dirty the dishes your gonna put food on them anyway
make a decision i don't have any interest in pissing this high away

and i'm a bucket of thunder
when i hear the good word
wild winds prickling my skin like lightening

baby why you frowning why so faded
cynical america's so outdated
dirty the bathwater you've got grime outstaying it's welcome
dirtying cash dollar giving me pains into my sides
and helping me seldom
Track Name: The Crossover
well i don't know when i'm coming home
but i'm coming home real soon
goodnight my love goodnight goodnight my love

for i am with you always
always though you don't know me
and i will keep you steady and strong
give you a song when you are dreaming
and you are with me always
always though i don't know you
but i will meet you when i get to heaven on the mountain

so throw all your stones off the edge of the cliff
i'll be waiting there to catch them in the belly of the abyss
haunting you wondering what you look like
and shout in the tunnels with the words you need
every sound that you utter is a tired ghost
making that crossover through the concrete

then i heard the ground humming
below my fee like a tiger
you had to have been there to hear it
like a sacred heart choir
i heard the ground humming
i heard the ground drumming and drumming
so loud it made my heart beat harder than ever before