Here They Come

by The Wineskins

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about

These songs were inspired by our unplanned reunion. Jeff and I came together in 2012 after a few years apart. I happened to be in Nashville working for a year, and one day I dropped by his place on Music Row unannounced. It's as if we had never been apart. The muse was stronger than ever. These were the first songs we wrote. We never meant for this to be an album. Most of these are the only recording of the song. We put the song together, get the feel, press record, and play it. These are all first takes. This is raw. This is real. These are all recorded on a hand held stereo recorder. Jeff would sit on one side of the desk, me on the other. In between, placed on a coffee mug, was the recorder. There is no mixing, overdubs, or panning. Every noise, tone, sound, you hear happened in that moment.

Hope you enjoy, Keith.

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released September 1, 2015

All songs by Moore/Gordon... Wesman Music and Delta Sky Music.

Keith plays a 1960's Silvertone Parlor Acoustic
Jeff plays a 1980's Takamine Jumbo Acoustic

Keith plays an Epiphone EB-3 SG Bass on "Sanctuary"

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Track Name: Arkansas Side
We are standing
On the Arkansas side
look there across the river
look there across the river

We are standing
On the Arkansas side
Mississippi calling
Mississippi calling

Bennie almost passed away
sunken eyes, he lost way too much weight
he walked to the river and washed his face
"I need some river on my skin to make me feel alive again"

We are standing
On the Arkansas side
look there across the river
look there across the river

We are standing
On the Arkansas side
Mississippi calling
Mississippi calling

a heart and soul is bound to a place
it's the garden for familiar grace
we came West to the Arkansas line
To stand with a friend who almost died

And Old Man river seems wider now than it did
seems darker and stranger to us now
standing here on the other side
the angel of death makes you squint your eyes

We watched the sun go down that day
We even bowed our heads and prayed
not for healing or miracles at all..
as I recall we didn't say a thing..

We are standing
On the Arkansas side
look there across the river
look there across the river

We are standing
On the Arkansas side
Mississippi is calling us home
Mississippi is calling us home
Track Name: Desoto County
Desoto County Mississippi,
You were named after a man,
Who came here seeking routes to China,
Forever changing this land.
Forever changing this land.

He and his men made their way south,
Traveling hard for weeks on end.
They came upon the Big Muddy,
Too loud to speak too wide to swim.

They saw Chickasaw on the shore,
Clear across on the other side.
They started waving cause the river was wide,
Those Chickasaw, they did oblige.

Desoto asked for a volunteer
To go across and greet those men.
One fella stepped up to Hernando,
Desoto, said it should be him.

Desoto County Mississippi,
You were named after a man,
Who came here seeking routes to China,
Forever changing this land.

He would row across the river.
He would greet the Chickasaw.
He would bring some Spanish booty,
it to their Chief he would bestow.

The Chickasaw kept waving kindly,
Just waiting calmly for the man.
And when he docked they ran to greet him,
And killed him right there in the sand.

Desoto County Mississippi,
you were named after a man,
Who came here seeking routes to China,
Forever Changing this land.
Forever changing this fair land...

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Track Name: Sanctuary
I walked outside into the heat
humidity high and the dogs were asleep
I crawled on the tractor and lit my pipe
Wouldn't care if it rained...

Sometimes Sanctuary comes to a man
alone on his tractor doing the best he can
Sometimes Sanctuary's buried in the land
This red clay earth he's given to understand

we drove to Clarksdale in a thunder storm
Dark clouds ominous and brutal in their beauty
We smoked and laughed listening to R.L. Burnside
windows down, hearts high and free

Sometimes Sanctuary comes to friends
In an old blue Buick on HWY 6
Sometimes Sanctuary's hiding in a song
Laughing with the storms we've always known

There is wisdom growing in these fields of soy bean and cotton
Work and sweat, worn out and sore,
driving home in the light
as God paints another SUNDOWN Mississippi SKY.

Sometimes Sanctuary comes in the darkness
in the soft light of smoking and reading
Sometimes Sanctuary comes in sweet sleep
when we are given that sweet sweet dream.

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Track Name: Family Reunion
Uncle Junior was there
Uncle Henry was there
Uncle Clement was there

Aunt Janice was there
Aunt Annette was there
Aunt Teresa was there
Bobby Nell too

we were all there at the family reunion
when the Hailey's came in
when the Hailey's came in
at the family reunion

Uncle Junior brought the boxing gloves
Uncle Henry brought the Bourbon
Uncle Clement brought the beer
but they kept it all hidden

Out back by the barn
they made us little boys fight
me and cousin Brian D.
Hell, they knew it wasn't right

we were all there at the family reunion
when the Hailey's came in
when the Hailey's came in
at the family reunion

Old man Hailey walked with a cane
But he moved like a Ninja across the room
He caught Junior upside the head with the crook of the cane
and Henry laid out Hailey with the handle of a broom

Aunt Teresa grabbed her youngins and hurried for the door
Bobbie Nell helped Junior get up off the floor
Another Hailey started swinging for whoever she could hit
Aunt Annette threw a casserole and hit her on the shin

we were all there at the family reunion
when the Hailey's came in
when the Hailey's came in
at the family reunion

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Track Name: Mississippi Will
Back tires spinning in the red clay Mississippi mud,
Hauling ass from the sheriff even though we're related by blood.
Uncle Henry found the hooch growing on the land we own,
Now we gotta find a place to hide and wait until he's gone.

You think that I'm kidding, but mister I ain't.
This stuff goes on around here every night and day.
Moonshine is gone, cause it don't pay the bills,
So Benny brought his Axe, and he laid it to the Steel.

Now we're growing what we're knowing for damn sure Mississippi will.
Yea we're growing what we're knowing for damn sure Mississippi will.

Cousin Joey races cars on the dirt every weekend he can.
He cheats if he has to finish in the money again.
He's a good ole boy but smarter than you think,
It was his idea to raise these crops, and put some cash in our bank.

You think that I'm kidding, but darling I ain't.
This stuff goes on around here every night and day.
Moonshine is gone, cause it don't pay the bills,
So Benny brought his Axe, and laid it to the Steel

Now we're growing what we're knowing for damn sure Mississippi will.
Yea we're growing what we're knowing for damn sure Mississippi will!

It's hard for a man to make ends meet in this troubled time.
Gas prices are killing the working man, getting higher and higher. :)

Uncle Henry has to chase us cause it's his job and he does it well.
But you can bet your ass we'll never spend a minute in jail.

You think that I'm kidding, but darling I ain't.
This stuff goes on around here every night and day.
Moonshine is gone, cause it don't pay the bills,
So Benny brought his Axe, and he laid it to the Steel!

We're growing what we're knowing for damn sure Mississippi will.
Yea we're growing what we're knowing for damn sure Mississippi will.

moore/gordon
Track Name: Be Like Pablo
Be Like Pablo
Be like Pablo
Be like Pablo Yea!

Be like Pablo
Be like Pablo
Be like Pablo Yea!

Brick by brick.
He built his Kiln.
He saw and willed it,
All the way to the end.

With fine gray ash,
He makes a bowl.
With pulverized glass, man.
He gives it soul.

Be Like Pablo
Be like Pablo
Be like Pablo Yea!

Be Like Pablo
Be like Pablo
Be like Pablo Yea!

His young gray mare,
turns the wheel.
His Mississippi clay,
Is his Mississippi Will.

Bowls, Pitchers
Saucers and plates,
Mugs for coffee,
Such beautiful shapes.

He came to Mississippi from Spain (throw more wood in the kiln)
Fell in love with the red clay soil (Get it hotter get it hotter again!)
Without money he found his way (Now put the formed clay inside!)
He willed it through sweat and hope (Watch it harden and sparkle in the fire!")

Animals animals animals everywhere

Animals come
whenever he calls
Roosters and goats
Horses and hens

Gows his own food,
You should see his garden.
Beautiful tomatoes!
Everything's growing.

Everybody see that nothing is wasted.
Everyone hear the story well.
Everybody touch the clay we walk on.
Everybody drink from the cups he sells.

Be Like Pablo
Be like Pablo
Be like Pablo yea

Be like Pablo
Be like Pablo
Be like Pablo yea....

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Track Name: White Noise
she listens for the white noise
listens for the white noise
everytime he walks by
Listen to the white noise

she's heard it all her days
they come to her in many ways
they want her soul, her body too
they want her hidden and out of view

she listens for the white noise
listens for the white noise
everytime he walks by
Listen to the white noise

she was walking to the square
around midnight
caught his scent in the air
gave her a fright

she listens for the white noise
listens for the white noise
everytime he walks by
Listen to the white noise

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Track Name: Here They Come
It's behind the seat
wrapped in a towel
get it out and use it
here they come

the driver turned around
looked into her blue eyes
she blinked twice and smiled
here they come

here they come
the tested and tried
the haggard black eyed
here they come
here they come
the tears they have cried
the misguided they guide
here they come

Circus girl showed her tattoo
It was of a girl with a tattoo
what did she just say to you?
"Here they Come"

here they come
the tested and tried
the haggard black eyed
here they come
here they come
the tears they have cried
the misguided they guide
here they come

Ever single skeleton walking along
looking for flesh and blood to put on
reminds me of you and me
reminds me to set you free

here they come
the tested and tried
the haggard black eyed
here they come
here they come
the tears they have cried
the misguided they guide
here they come


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