Bruised Orange

by Bruised Orange

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The songs came first.  But songs need to be heard.  

Bruised Orange was formed primarily to bring the songs of long time friends Roger Cormier (multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter) and Steve Long (multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter and producer) to life.  The music is all created at Amberwood, a small project studio in Steve’s home.  

As Bruised Orange, Cormier and Long write in a variety of styles, ranging from country-tinged ballads to bluesy, riff-based rock.  Their lyrics are considered and heartfelt but the sound has its roots in the roadhouse.

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released July 17, 2012

All songs written by Cormier and Long except "Barefoot In The Wet Grass" it is written by Rudolf, Partridge and Long

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Track Name: On Rented Ground
The people before us
Who gave there souls
Just wanted a simple life
Did not own gold
They fled like animals
Under the smoke filed sky
Women and children
Packed the cabins high

(chorus)
They didn't know no no
The distance that would come between them
They were sure were sure
Seperated by the hands of time


Some stayed in spite of all
To start a new
Without there loved ones
Who never bid them adieu
Why are we on rented grounds
Was sometimes asked
Can't go on with your life
If you live in the past

(chorus)

The people before us
Who gave there souls......

(chorus)
Track Name: Barefoot In The Wet Grass
Crosses made by sufferers
Dot the highway side
And lead us back to Tennessee
Reminds us why we ride

Took 65 from Birmingham
After the cellphone rings
Drove non stop in the pouring rain
Back seat crying stings

Barefoot in the wet grass
Mud between our toes
It's summer in Spring Hill again
But summer comes and goes

A house full of casseroles
And high school memories
My bedroom door still has the marks
Where Momma measured me

How do I measure now?
Now that I'm on my own
You taught me how to laugh and live
To share the love I'm shown

Barefoot in the wet grass
Mud between our toes
Bouquet of flowers in a bowl
Picked from our subtle grove

Barefoot in the wet grass
Mud between our toes
It's summer in Spring Hill again
But summer comes and goes

Barefoot in the wet grass
Mud between our toes
It's summer in spring Hill again
I've never been so alone
At Home
Barefoot in the wet grass (at home)
Track Name: Should I Be Holding On
It's freezing cold tonight
Snows comin' down on this sleepy town
On this virgin blanket
Poised to lay down all my woes
Knee deep in my sorrow
I feel so all alone
To face my tomorrows
And accept that you are gone

(chorus)
Should I be holding on
Should I be holding on

I know it's so simple
But It's also very hard
These feelings inside me
Fallin' like a house of cards

(chorus)

I can't see myself lovin' someone else
No not in the state I'm in
You left without even an explanation
Oh what a fool I've been

(chorus)
Track Name: To You
Well it's been raining outside for 18 days
I aint seen the sunlight I see nothing but haze
Think I'll call you
See what you've been up to
But if I do don't think I'm talkin' back to you

Well I've been searching for something
Maybe a twinkle in an eye
Why I'm searching for something baby I don't know why
Think I'm walking
But I aint walking to you
But if I do don't think I'm walking back to you

Well now the beets in the garden I might never eat
But life for me now it aint nothing but a treat
Think I'm crawling
But I aint crawling to you
But if I do don't think I'm crawling back to you
Track Name: My Life
Am I really
someone who has to say
All the right things at the right time
I feel like a caveman sometimes
It's my
It's my life

So many people
live life lame
living life like it's a game
They take and take and give nothing at all
It'll be that way until they fall
They say it's my
It's my life

Find your passion and live it hard
Don't leave it to chance don't play that card
You could take your aces and go your way
You could leave but you can always say
It's my, it's my life
It's my, It's my life

Theirs so many reasons to change
But somehow it stays the same
It could be gone in the blink of an eye
In Light, It's my life

Am I really
Someone who has to say
All the right things at the right time
I feel like a caveman sometimes
It's my, It's my life
It's my, It's my life
Track Name: Believe
Walking down the road
Seems quite Long
Potholes look like craters
From the light of a setting sun
Pick up my bag
It seems quite full
Life's little eminencies
Sometimes end in no good

Well I believe, I believe
Well I believe, I believe

Been alive
for some 40 years
I seen it come and go
Like fruits on the trees

Well I believe, I believe
Well I believe, I believe

That I am where I am
I am where I am
I am where I am
Cause I believe
Track Name: All These Days
These Days
Dishes fill my kitchen sink
These Days
I can't even brush my teeth
Then the night comes
TV my only friend
I miss you these days

These days
Feel like a prison
These days
I'm scared of everything
Then the night comes
Our home an empty space
I think of you these days


All these days are more than I can take
All these days
All these days I can't seem to get a break
All These days


These days
I can't turn the light on
These days
I can't seem to pull it together
Then the night comes
A vacant room an open door
Where are you these days?
Track Name: Feet From The Water
Got the headline news again
Got me down
My Tails in a spin
My chins on the ground

If I can't see light
Don't think I'm coming round
Them damn blues got me down
got me down


Keep my feet from the water
Keep my feet from the water
ooooooooooooooooooooooo


Got the headline news again
Got me down
My coffee's in a tin
My chin's in the grounds
Track Name: She's Gone Long Gone
She's gone long gone

It's hard to meet your goal
They say I'm outta control
I told you once told you twice
Step away from bad advice

Bagged laundry and dirty dishes
Done all that I could of done
I thought I met your wishes
Like a tool I'm a son of a gun

Suede jacket, Italian shoes
The whole show thinks that you'll never loose
racing cars close to the ground
Took a woman to drag you down

She's gone long gone
Track Name: Like I'm Blind
The kitchen table be'n broken
Things weren't going so well
A struggle gone worse than wrong
A struggle gone strait to hell

(chorus)
Won't you tell me sometime that I'm doing fine
Instead of saying "you're outta your mind"
Accumulation of years and tears salting down beer
Lets me hold onto her like I'm blind

Looking down like I'd left my body
Blood seeping outta her ear
She's still yelling at me
"take the damn stuff and leave"
I watched myself gimp to the door

(chorus)

Hold on to your lover my folks used to say
Hold on to the one and stay
But she does it her way and her ways killing me
I'm searching for stronger days

(chorus)

Was a rough one last Saturday evening