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Album credits:
James Nelson - Guitar, banjo, tambourine, vocal
Bobby Baca - Mandolin, guitars, vocal
Jim Cressman - Upright bass
Sierra Knotts - Fiddle

Recorded/produced by Thomas Freeman @ Zep Tepi Studio, Denver

We're proud of this album for a number of reasons. Thanks to everyone for everything.

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released February 26, 2019

All songs copyright 2019 James Gregory Nelson (BMI)

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Track Name: 24 Hours
24 HOURS

Big, black Ford on the side of the road
Slumped over by the break in the trees
Hot gray sky, ash and pine
Yet winter on the breeze

I went for a walk in the woods
and I never did come back

Your hustler finds the best in everyone
They'll speak to your darkest hour
Indeed, to your very soul
They'll cover you in lies but they'll cover you in gold
And you'd do anything for them

So I went for a walk in the woods
and I never did come back

Run and tell the law, why don't you
Then meet me under that St. John's Bridge
where no one ever goes
I buried you a bottle with a locket and a map
I hope you'll find it if you ever come back
Come back
Please come back

Justice comes in all kinds of ways
The morning sun came up, blinded me to failings
that might have owned me before yesterday
Ain't a single thing the same as yesterday

So I went for a walk in the woods
and I never did come back

Run and tell the law, why don't you
Then meet me under that St. John's Bridge
where no one ever goes
I buried you a bottle with a locket and a map
I hope you'll find it if you ever come back
Come back
Please come back

- Nelson (2016)
Track Name: 29 Road
29 ROAD

By the time I get ahead of this mess, I'll be in my grave
You can try to help me, darling
There ain't much left to save

Drifter loses all direction from the place they call their home

By the time the snow is falling
We'll be on mountain standard time
With an old road map and a little bit of grass
Hoping we can outrun them through Salina

You might never lose direction from the place you call your home

There's a little old man in the back of that coffee shop
on Birchwood with his pen and his paper
and I wonder what he'd say
I ain't proud of the way I treated you
Maybe you'll forgive me one day
Might come a time I'm chasing after you
Trying not to lose you in the haze
If that's true, I hope you'll wait for me
and all the things I learned from all those many days

All those pictures in the front room, blueprints on the wall
How that side door looked so far from the street
and even further from the hall
The house had been there longer than anyone
Been there long enough to know

I hope you find yourself barefoot in the sand
Surrounded by those you love the most
And I hope you never lose direction
from the place you call your home
I hope you never lose direction
from the place you call your home

- Nelson (2014)
Track Name: Christmas Blackout
Christmas Blackout

There's someone squatting in the house across the street
And a can of stew boiling slowly on the wood stove

The dog and I eat by candlelight
We wave to the cop driving by every once in awhile

If I knew what happened next
I'd be elected in places I've never been
And I'd look around and see the faces and I'd turn the lights back on

There's someone squatting in the house across the street
I wonder if I can bring them over to the fire

If I knew what happened next
I'd be elected in places I've never been
And I'd look around and see the faces and I'd turn the lights back on

- Nelson (2007)
Track Name: Almost a Full Moon
Almost a Full Moon

Took some bottles to the liquor store at the bottom of the hill
to buy some candles and a birthday card
and your favorite yellow pills

Growing up outside of nowhere was like growing up alone
but getting lost isn't half as bad as not knowing where to go

I don't know the things that the devil knows
and that cold wind just blows and blows
It's almost a full moon in a dark veil of sky
and somewhere I'm still by your side

Seen the sun up on the mountain, though it was only ten degrees
We huddled up under some blankets and fell asleep watching tv
There must be ice inside the windows, I can't bear to go outside
Woke up freezing from a sunny dream
with every window open wide

And I don't know the things that the devil knows
and that cold wind just blows and blows
It's almost a full moon in a dark veil of sky
and somewhere I'm still by your side

I know that there must be another way
to put the dead to rest
If they could only tell you stories of things
that they remember best

But they only talk in whispers, they only talk inside your head
They talk to you when you're dreaming half asleep
when you're lying in your bed

But I don't know the things that the devil knows
and that cold wind just blows and blows
It's almost a full moon in a dark veil of sky
and somewhere I'm still by your side

- Nelson (2010)
Track Name: Hood River Blues
HOOD RIVER BLUES

I ain't young and I ain't pretty
Don't much matter what you think of me
Turns out it don't take long to be forgot
and I hope you don't remember me

Cause I'll be gone Sunday morning
and if it's wrong, that's alright
Cause I'll be stoned by Hood River
and it'll be a cold day in hell before I walk a line

Ain't done much that I'm real proud of
Never seen much light of day
I know it don't sound like much
but I own everything I got
And I hope you never hoped I'd stay

Cause I'll be gone Sunday morning
and if it's wrong, that's alright
Cause I'll be stoned by Hood River
and it'll be a cold day in hell before I walk a line

There are those who find joy in making lots of money
Some find peace in the Lord
Some like nothing more than to see their children play
For me there's nothing finer than watching the sun
come up on the highway

- Nelson (2010)
Track Name: Ride
RIDE

Ring me up so I can get that bottle in my skin
Peel some gravel proper and I'm down that road again
I want to ride, Lord Lord I want to ride

Love me till there ain't a thing to love anymore
Keep me in your heart but well outside your door
I want to ride, Lord Lord I want to ride

Convict does the time, nothing else to do
As soon as that door opens there ain't no walking through
Cause that freedom never paid you any mind
I felt you in the morning on the sun shining through
a half open window, a hint of your perfume
And I'll see you in Oklahoma wherever I go

Gave the man a fifty and sent him on his way
Ain't got to tell me it's gone but be that as it may
I want to ride, Lord Lord I want to ride

Followed every wise man until I couldn't even walk
But all those motherfuckers ever do is talk the talk
I want to ride, Lord Lord I want to ride

Convict does the time, nothing else to do
As soon as that door opens there ain't no walking through
Cause that freedom never paid you any mind
I felt you in the morning on the sun shining through
a half open window, a hint of your perfume
And I'll see you in Oklahoma wherever I go

Ring me up so I can get that bottle in my skin
Peel some gravel proper and I'm down that road again
I want to ride, Lord Lord I want to ride
Lord Lord I want to ride
Lord Lord I want to ride

- Nelson (2014)

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