Steady Ache

by Bobby Barnett

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Eight songs about two people, a small town, a hospital, and inclement weather.

credits

released March 30, 2018

Bobby Barnett - Guitars/Banjo/Vocals
Ian Farmer - Bass/Keys/Percussion/Vocals
Jake Ewald - Slide Guitar
Ben Walsh - Drums
Benny Barnett - Golden Retriever

All songs recorded by Ian Farmer at The Metal Shop
Mastering Engineer - Ryan Schwabe
Recording Assistant - Ethan Farmer
Daniel Siper - Drum Tech

Artwork - Bobby Dodd

Endless thanks to Ben Walsh, Jake Ewald, Ryan Schwabe, Kara Boles, and Bobby Dodd for helping me create this album. I cannot thank them enough.

This album would not be possible without the tireless work of Ian Farmer. Two studios, three years, and a stolen hard drive. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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Track Name: No Appetite
It's cold//a light snow//balding tires meet icy roads//let's use new names tonight//let's have a different life//a deep thirst no appetite//stop wait a minute I don't think I need them//I've got no feelings at all//stop wait a minute I think that I'm losing it//there is not control//balding tires meet icy roads//congratulations we made it//we no longer have to fake it//a deep cold within your bones//blading tires meet icy roads//stop wait a minute I don't think I need them//I've got no feelings at all//stop wait a minute I think that I'm losing it//there is not control//balding tires meet icy roads//speak low//we're almost home//speak low
Track Name: Emergency Room
This guy is driving too close behind me//I'm speeding down these backroads just over 60//I've got my high beams on I cant see much of anything//this guy is driving too close me//I'll think to myself this car has never let me down//I'll hum along to the sirens as I lay on the ground//will I come to in an emergency room//filled with doctors and nurses with nothing left to do//will I come to in an emergency room//with nothing left to do//I've taken these roads at least a million times//but balding tires meet black ice//will I come to in an emergency room//with doctors and nurses with nothing left to do//will I come to in an emergency room//with nothing left to do//
Track Name: Bridge
They move so slow//with teeth bared and fangs to show//in the hospital all alone//I'm all alone//back then I called them friends//now just acquaintances//we don't speak for months on end//I can't remember when I burned the bridge//Im no longer surrounded//maybe I was the one//that smelt danger and was the first to run//i'm not there for anyone//not there for anyone//I remember my last cigarette//staring at my hands over all of it//New Year's Eve in Kentucky sitting on some stairs//I'm completely aware//that I burned the bridge I'm no longer surrounded//When I speak to you it's just clicks and hisses//awkward movements and these nervous misses//but you're the only one that ever visits//this little nurse of mine//from inaudible tones//to these painful moans//yes now I know//now i know//I won't burn this bride//no not again//
Track Name: Sinking Stone
Nice to meet you can we start again//I'm not the best at introductions//I can't stop talking about my dog or my clicking jaw//You see I stand alone//I am a sinking stone//you're the only thing I need anymore//I want you to hold me//I need your arms around me//I know that you'll make me a better man//as they talk to me about my scans//I hold tight my first love in my hands//it was my Iron Maiden CD//it was Best of the Beast//coca powder in the barium//they tried to fool me//I want you to hold me//I need your arms around me//I know that you'll make me a better man//now how do you feel//how's your chest//on a scale from 1-10 maybe a 6 at best//you see I stand alone//I am a sinking stone//you're the only thing I need anymore//I want you to hold me//I need your arms around me//I know that you'll make me a better man//
Track Name: Teething
You came and left and I sighed//You said I'll be home soon its just a matter of time//but I need your love and I need the hum of machines//so I breathe deep and dream of you and me//I'll miss you//please don't go//what will i do without you my love//the t.v. on with no sound no one's around//I'll clench my fingers into a fist and squeeze this love that I found//I'll hum myself to sleep with songs I love//I'll form pictures of you in the wall and ceiling above//I'll miss you//please don't go//what will i do without you my love//I want you bad//it's true I can't relax//I'm stuck on every word you say//I'll analyze the mistakes that I've made//I'll miss you//please don't go//what will i do without you my love//trapped against the wall and ready for my beating//I can't sleep it feels like i'm teething//please don't say those words to me//say it ain't so//please don't go//don't go//
Track Name: Steady Ache
Well I stared death into his eyes//He looked at me and he sighed//he said it's no fun when you feel this low//and now I'm home all alone//I guess most nights I feel alright//it's a steady ache that won't go away//I'll take a shower now//I'll let the room fill with steam//then I start to breathe//I'll start to dream//I'll trace pictures in the mirror until I can see//visions of you in love with me//a steady ache that won't go away//no longer how much I pray//I guess most nights I feel alright//it's a steady ache that won't go away//
Track Name: Heavy Eyes
In my dreams no one speaks//I'm not speeding down these backroads just over 60//In my dreams it's just you and me//we sleep all day and wake up with our heads on straight//with heavy eyes I made it to the highway//slick roads I'm moving sideways//In my dreams these tires never screeched//and old rusty frames never slammed into old sturdy trees//visions of you saying focus on your breath//heavy eyes i'm close to death//death comes for me on the highway//slick roads i'm moving sideways//in my dreams no one speaks//in my dreams it's just you and me//it my dreams this bottle's not half empty//visions of you in love with me//
Track Name: Of Course Today Had to Rain
I'm this broken thing//I can't stand the sight of me//I'm this broken thing//visions of you kneeling next to me//and you say don't weep//you say don't cry for me//on the ground drunk and freezing//you're listing all the reasons you're leaving//what did I expect//there's no trust love or respect//you say don't weep//you say don't cry for me//but all that I can think about as I watch you go//of course today had to rain//I'm this broken thing//slick roads on the highway//I can't relax//because I know that this wont pass//and you say don't weep//you say don't cry for me//on the ground drunk and freezing//you're listing all the reasons you're leaving//what did I expect//there's no trust love or respect//you say don't weep//you say don't cry for me//but all that I can think about as I watch you go//of course today had to rain//i'm this broken thing//i can't stand the sight of me//i'm this broken thing//visions of you kneeling next to me//and the last thing that I will say//I burned the bridge//I'm no longer surrounded//I burned the bridge//

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