High Roads and Hard Shoulders

by SmokeStack and the Foothill Fury

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    This album is a Butte original, even if I am not...... I am glad to call BUTTE, AMERICA my home now, and there is a couple tracks on here that are amazingly true to the way the area makes you feel..... humbled but at home..... This album is also, for ever, dedicated to the 2 river rats that I originally moved here for that live out in Divide,MT, but suck life from Butte,MT. They did me wrong and can keep their ill-begotten money of mine! THANKS for supporting a new and real person to Butte, MT and all the original songs that I write, and that you don't take them for granted. THANKS AGAIN!

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released 07 February 2013

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SmokeStack and the Foothill Fury Butte, montana

Smokey moved to Butte, America(Montana), in March 2012.
He had been a professional touring act on the road as "SmokeStack and the Foothill Fury", a no-holds-barred train wreck blues sound.
Authentic and underproduced. Playing 4 instruments at once(Bass drum and snare, harmonica, guitar or banjo and vocals), to produce a sound that blended Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Hasil Adkins
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Track Name: Times in Between
Times in Between


Watchin’ the rain
Beat across my window pane
Doesn’t make me sad
Doesn’t make me mad
Or make me blue

Can’t you see the sun
Shine thru the broken trees
Doesn’t make me pale
Make me stale
Or want to leave


Chorus

Oh, can’t you see, LORD, nothing ever bothers me, I’ve had hard times, good times, and one’s in between(repeat)


Verse

You can’t stop the wind
From dancing with your shears
Unless you close your window
And shut out
all your fears

You can’t stop a river
From making its way
You can slow it down
Change its ground
It’ll never stay


Chorus

Oh, can’t you see, LORD, nothing ever bothers me, I’ve had hard times, good times, and one’s in between(repeat)
Track Name: High Roads and Hard Shoulders
High Roads and Hard Shoulders


High roads and hard shoulders
Thought you’d treat someone bad
Comes back to haunt you
You’re all alone, it’s all you have

High roads and hard shoulders
Is a road of one-ways
Stay fat, rich, and ugly
You will be dead one day


Chorus

Have you ever walked alone
Well one day you will
Nothing results in nothing
And the world just won’t stand still


Verse

High roads and hard shoulders
Better hope you never break down
It’ll be a hard way to the top
When you’ll have no one around

High roads and hard shoulders
Take the time to look
Might as well start giving
Redeem yourself for all that you took


Chorus

Have you ever walked alone
Well one day you will
Nothing results in nothing
And the world just won’t stand still
Track Name: Wanna Go Home
Wanna Go Home


I wanna go home(repeat)
Where I feel free
And don’t have to roam
I wanna go home(repeat)

I am free
As I wanna be
I don’t have to do nothing
That ain’t me
I wanna go home(repeat)


Chorus/bridge

To a greener place
Where there is a smell of rain in the air


Verse

Well the darkest clouds
Can’t steal the light from the sky
That is the twinkling light
in your eyes
I wanna go home(repeat)

Look to the sky
Not the burning ground
You will find that
You have been found
I wanna go home(repeat)
Track Name: River Rats and Pipelines
River Rats and Pipelines


River rats
From outta town
Bringing your good city down
It happens all the time
Don’t give em a chance
Hold true to your stance


Chorus

We have created one F’ed up world
We have created one FED up world


Verse

Progress will take your land
Smack you down
It’s their plan
Their souls have been sold
Stand up, it’s your life
Worry for your kids and wife


Chorus

We have created one F’ed up world
We have created one FED up world


Bridge

Pipe lines choke land and life
Spew corruption, lies, and strife
Politicians cover their ears and eyes
Walk a real line
Stand tall all the time


Chorus

We have created one F’ed up world
We have created one FED up world


Verse

Smoke a joint, go to jail
Feels a little like Hell
Where in the world did we go wrong?
Are fore fathers would say
We have surely strayed


Chorus

We have created one F’ed up world
We have created one FED up world
Track Name: Don't Hold Back
Don’t hold Back



Baby you are sweet and fine
You’ve gotten deep in my mind
Searched this whole world for you

Heaven and my own Hell too
I think I am in love with you
And the whole world feels it too





Baby I’ll treat you right
And I know you’ll do the same
Searched this whole world for you

Heaven and my own Hell too
I think I am in love with you
And the whole world feels it too






Earth, Fire, Wind, and Rain
I’d still feel the same
Searched this whole world for you

Heaven and my own Hell too
I think I am in love with you
And the whole world feels it too
Track Name: Land, Love, and Liberty
Land, Love, and Liberty


Verse

I love my country
And I would do most anything
I love you my darling
Stop all and any fiends
Look and see the whole world
Coming towards and it beckons me
Look and see the whole world
Helping and hoping for freedoms and simplicity


Chorus/bridge

I don’t wanna die
But, I ain’t afraid of death(repeat)
With everything flying by, wonder what time is left


Verse

You can take my freedoms
But you can’t take my voice
You can take my freedoms
But you can’t take my choice
I will stand tall and high
See the sunrise, it awakens me
I will stand tall and high
If the challenge is to big, I will not flee


Chorus/bridge

I don’t wanna die
But, I ain’t afraid of death(repeat)
With everything flying by, wonder what time is left


Verse

We will fight for life
Land, Love, and Liberty
Every waking moment
Thinking of my friends and dear ole family
Under the same caring sky
But, thousands of miles of uncaring see
Always and forever darlin’
Won’t you please think sweet of me


Chorus/bridge

I don’t wanna die
But, I ain’t afraid of death(repeat)
With everything flying by, wonder what time is left
Track Name: Dark Night's New Moon
Dark Night’s New Moon


Sure enough baby treat ya fine(repeat)
You know I will always love you
Worked my hands thru and thru(repeat)

Shovel, pick, rock, and brick, steel and bone too
Nails and beams, amongst other things
Worked my hands thru and thru(repeat)

Tired from all that I roam(repeat)
Coming off the road a day to soon
Dark Night’s new moon(repeat)


Chorus

And, I am coming home(repeat)
On this dark night’s new moon


Verse

Pulled up to our home
Light’s are off, and there is no one there
Bad feeling in the air(repeat)

Sure enough baby treat you fine(repeat)
Looked around ,all over town
You were no where to be found(repeat)

Ran my name into the ground(repeat)
Story telling, hurtful lies
Shifty smiles, darting eyes(repeat)
Track Name: Stuck in Salina, Kansas
Salina, Kansas


Stuck in Salina, Kansas
A very lonely place in this land
Trying to think of a way
To get back at his ex-woman’s new man
Just trying to do the best that he can

Stuck in Salina, Kansas
Getting kicked off the bus
Getting a hotel if he can
Drinkin’ a 12 pack of colas
Buying crack from a one-armed-man

Stuck in Salina, Kansas
Trying to keep up with the rat race
Only to fall far behind
Jerky and smoked almonds
Getting drunk on purple mad dog wine


Break(solo)


Stuck in Salina, Kansas
Object of affection in his hand
Lines on his face, friendless and busted
Pleasuring himself to re-runs
Of some episodes of Roseanne

Stuck in Salina, Kansas
Casino is where he will be
Trying to make his modest riches
Air mail a chocolate malt with extra malt
And chicken fingers from the Bonanza Freeze

Stuck in Salina, Kansas
32 channels on this TV
Watching Law and Order
And 24 hours of cutlery
No better place for him to be

Stuck in Salina, Kansas
Track Name: Richest Hill on Earth
Richest Hill on Earth


The richest hill on Earth
Feels like the poorest in Hell
Try so hard to be good
And things don’t go so well
Mine carts hauling away time
Down a frigid rail
What you know is not new
What is sold is not for sale


Chorus

And, it’s a long way from home(3 repeats)
But, it’ll be fine
And, it’s cold, oh so cold(3 repeats)
But, one day the sun will shine


Verse

This town is made by men
Blood, sweat, and rock
Might be the nails that you drove
Sealing your pine death box
So much cold and snow
For so-so long
Makes the hardest man brittle
If he doesn’t right his wrongs


Chorus

And, it’s a long way from home(3 repeats)
But, it’ll be fine
And, it’s cold, oh so cold(3 repeats)
But, one day the sun will shine


Verse

Lower me down to Hell
On this gallows frame
The warming of the day’s sun
Will never be the same
But, with this lingering cold
What are we supposed to do
Lower me down one more time
Hope I come back to you


Chorus

And, it’s a long way from home(3 repeats)
But, it’ll be fine
And, it’s cold, oh so cold(3 repeats)
But, one day the sun will shine
Track Name: Another Day
Another Day


Goin down the road
We are gonna win
If we don’t
We will come back again
Another day is another day
Because…. We came here to play

Goin down the road
To another place
Take our time
Life is not a race
Another day is another day
Because…. We came here to play


Bridge(solo)


Goin down the road
Eyes wide awake
It’s ok if
we make a mistake
Another day is another day
Because….. We came here to play

Goin down the road
We are gonna win
If we don’t
We will come back again
Another day is another day
Because…. We came here to play
Track Name: Wake now
Wake Now


Wake now baby…..Don’t want you to leave
Wake now baby…..Enjoying you next to me
Feel’s mighty nice…..Don’t have to speak
Lay here all day with ya darling……For weeks and weeks
Just wanna hold you once more girl
Before you walk out that door
You are a darling gal
May not get to see you…..Anymore


Wake now baby…..But don’t wake to fast
Wake now baby…..The world could be spiralin and crashin
Maybe mountains…..And the sea
Beggin to be tangled and intwined……Just like you and me
There is nowhere right now girl
Where I’d rather be
Than having you here
Laying next to…….ME


Wake now baby……Sweet morning sigh
Wake now baby…..Sweet thing for my eyes
Will hold you….Close and tight
Just like the moon does…..Thru the night
Like them girl
Will will probably part ways
But we may come together
Another……Day