Ain't That The Way

by Bruised Orange

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If any one of New Brunswick’s great rivers has a delta, that’s surely the birthplace of the music of Bruised Orange.

Rootsy and vital, Bruised Orange’s songs are a gritty union of rural smarts and city electricity, of small lyrical details and big crunchy guitars.

Their tracks are simultaneously fermented and pure, a mélange of natural ingredients brewed into a golden roadhouse gospel.

You’ll find straight talk and slippery riffs at the heart of Bruised Orange’s latest, Ain’t That The Way.

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released July 17, 2014

Produced By Bruised Orange at Amberwood Studio
Photography by LeBlanc Images
Artwork by Rebecca McGraw

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Track Name: Alcohol
Well it's half past 4 in the afternoon
That woman of mine could't have left to soon
Taken a walk right down the hall
You know I'm living my life with my alcohol

And that crazy drink is a best friend of mine
When I have in my hand man it sure feels fine
Singing and dancing and having a ball
You know I'm living my life with my alcohol

When I go down the street in the middle of the night
I wanna get loose I just feel uptight
Making it in just before last call
I said bartender man give me some alcohol

Raising a few of them eyebrows now
lets hope that I can pull through it all somehow
Been running myself through that old brown stuff
Pretty sure that I've bout had enough

Sometimes in the morning when I get up
I take a long stare in the bottom of that cup
And I think to myself as I'm ready to fall
Goddamn I'm lonely with my alcohol
Goddamn I'm lonely with this alcohol
Track Name: For Crying Out Loud
You folks been worrying bout the company I keep
Skin heads and hippies and people in the street
Guitar slingers wowing the crowd
You got me crying for crying out loud

You folks been thinking about the mess I'm in
Late nights and neon Kentucky Burban
I'm a cowboy with boots and a rowel
You got me crying for crying out loud

You folks keep up with the dog and the Jeep
Tobacco's sweet but the price is to steep
Skilled labour, cement and a trowel
You got me crying for crying out loud
Track Name: Radiation Dream
They started digging fast one day it seemed
One hole wide and deep
Then came the clouds one day
Where the children played

There's radiation on the horizon
Big "C" is here to stay
Don't know why we let it get so far
Don't know how we can stay

If you think this is all in my head can't you see
All that glitters is not gold
If you think this is all in my head can't you see
All that glitters is not gold

Radiation dream

Big company's need big profit
They gotta get their fix
But they'll be gone when it's dried up
Leave you in a hole or sick

We gotta get together
Figure out who to save
Let them know the hole they're digging
Is mother natures grave

If you think this is all in my head can't you see
All that glitters is not gold
If you think this is all in my head can't you see
All that glitters is not gold

Radiation dream
Track Name: Fat Man
Getting ripped off like a dog on a chain
They bitch when you growl and cry when you maim
In times like these it's getting harder to please
The Fat Man

Fat Man call him mister
Fat Man better watch your sister
While he's screwing you he's screwing her too

Dirt on my face ground down to the roots
Got blood on my hands got blood on my boots
Dusting off my Cooey getting ready to shoot
The Fat Man

Fat Man call him mister
Fat Man better watch your sister
While he's screwing you he's screwing her too

Always pissed off felling like a scuzz
Rubbing shoulders with the Devil the boss say's "Because
of guys like you we're always cooking up the ovens
better cool yourself off boy"

Fat Man calling all brothers
Fat Man better watch your mother
While he's screwing you he's screwing her to
Track Name: Give Me The Night
Give me the night give me the night

Give me the night I don't want the dawns daylight
Feel my breath in you breathe me through and through

In the middle of the night you were wrapped up in me
I will take you even higher than you have ever been

Feel my love surround be the one who found

In the middle of the night you were wrapped up in me
I will take you even higher than you have ever been

In the middle of the night you were wrapped up in me
I will take you even higher than you have ever been

Give me the night give me the night

In the middle of the night you were wrapped up in me
I will take you even higher than you have ever been
Track Name: They Just Don't Get It
You've been wondering where in hell does time go?
Just last year not a minute to yourself
Now you're begging someone please come home
All alone twiddling thumbs by yourself

They used to need you you cooked their meals every night
walked to school you held their hand so tight
Now a misfit you just embarrass them
Work for penny's house is a run down pen

(They just don't get it) never known a heartache
(They just don't get it) never felt a heartbreak
(They just don't get it) take some time for your soul
(They just don't get it) the hardest parts letting go

They'll never know till they've got their own
The compromise you made to set them up on moral ground

(They just don't get it) never known a heartache
(They just don't get it) never felt a heartbreak
(They just don't get it) take some time for your soul
(They just don't get it) the hardest parts letting go

(They just don't get it) never known a heartache
(They just don't get it) never felt a heartbreak
(They just don't get it) take some time for your soul
(They just don't get it) the hardest parts letting go
Track Name: Ain't That The Way
Daytrips to Fundy
canoe on Sunday
In some uncertain way
we look out to the ocean
which leads us to the waves
Out in the darkness
where there's no light to see
We'll never find ourselves
in our fear

Ain't that that the way
Ain't that that the way
Ain't that that the way

life is made

in life we're bound to cry
It don't mean you're weak
it's just a form of speech
to get us on our way
Out of the darkness
where their's no light to see
We'll never find ourselves
in our fear

Ain't that that the way
Track Name: Drunken Poets Dream (Hubbard and Carll)
I gotta woman she's wild as Rome
She likes being naked and gazed upon
She crosses a bridge she sets it on fire
she lands like a bird on a telephone wire

I'm gonna hollar I'm gonna scream
I'm gonna get me some mescaline
them I'm gonna rhyme that with gasoline
A drunken poets dream

Their's some money on the table and a pistols on the floor
A few paperback books by Louis Lamour
Whiskey bottles all scattered like last nights clothes
with cigarettes, papers and oreo's

My harmonicas got a busted reed
My lips are chapped and about to bleed
She say's that's nothing when she was a kid
She danced with the dead at the pyramids

I'm gonna hollar I'm gonna scream
I'm gonna get me some mescaline
them I'm gonna rhyme that with gasoline
A drunken poets dream

I'll never pay back my student loan
Smelling like Coors and cheap cologne
She tells me not to worry about judgement day
She said "dying to get in heaven just ain't our way"

I'm gonna hollar I'm gonna scream
I'm gonna get me some mescaline
them I'm gonna rhyme that with gasoline
A drunken poets dream

I gotta woman she's wild as Rome
She likes being naked and gazed upon
Track Name: Standing At The Feet Of Fright
See the mountain run so high see the peek riding so steep
Climb it one of these days climb it one of these days

See the river they're so wide see the ocean so deep
Swim it one of these days swim it one of these days

One these days I'll be alright standing at the feet of fright
letting go of everything that held me back for so long

See the beast stand so tall never thinking he could fall
Tame it one of these days tame it one of these days

One of these days I'll be alright shining like a beaming light
Letting of everything that held me back for so long

One these days I'll be alright standing at the feet of fright
letting go of everything that held me back for so long

One of these days I'll be alright shining like a beaming light
Letting of everything that held me back for so long

One these days
Track Name: Their's Something
It's like their's something that keeps holding on
It's like their's something that keeps holding on

Forget about the mess we made we're gonna work it out
Forget about ever after if the whole thing don't work out

It's like their's something that keeps holding on
It's like their's something that keeps holding on

When I met you I pulled you from a well
When you met me you pulled me strait through hell

It's like their's something that keeps holding on
It's like their's something that keeps holding on

It's like their's something that keeps holding on
It's like their's something that keeps holding on

Sometimes on the highway you haul with worn out treads
It's not the load you carry but how you handle it in your head

It's like their's something that keeps holding on
It's like their's something that keeps holding on
Track Name: Lend A Hand
Be kind to your brother you don't know you might need a hand
Be kind to your sister you don't know she might need a hand

Stand, stand by the one's you stand by the one's you love

May fights be long forgotten as friends we'll battle on
Nobody is quite the same a fact that will remain

Stand, stand by the one's you stand by the one's you love

Stand, stand by the one's you stand by the one's you love

Stand, stand by the one's you stand by the one's you love

Stand, stand by the one's you stand by the one's you love