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Release Date: January , 2015
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Adrenalina 06_Adrenalina
Travelin’      03_Travellin’

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Track Listing

1. Red Hideaway 3:34
2. The Numbered Streets 3:43
3. Travelin’ 4:19
4. Did She Really Go Away? 3:06
5. Piltdown Hoax 4:54
6. Adrenalina 3:23
7. Eyes 2:58
8. The Rundowners 2:54
9. Love You to Death 4:17
10. Yellow Fading Sun 3:15
11. Grizzly’s Tune 3:35
12. Bitterest of Ends 3:50


Liner Notes


Will Thomas: Vocals Guitars
Paul Beebe: Guitars, Drums, Keys, Vocals
Mark Riddell: Bass, Vocals
Craig Feazel: Pedal Steel

Recorded at Beebe Gunn Studio
Mixed by Paul Beebe
Mastered by Chris Longwood
Album art by Chris Nolen

All Songs written by Will Thomas
Released Jan. 2015


Lyrics


ADRENALINA

I was not aware that I didn’t care about her
I was not aware but I swear right then and there
I knew for sure
I don’t care, I don’t care, I don’t care, I don’t care, anymore

She looks like something you’d love out of spite
She looks like something I could never get right
Looks like I’ll be seeing her later on tonight

The Back Alley Bar started shaking when Adrenalina showed
Like an eighteen-wheeler tumbin’ down the road
She’s dancing like a stick of dynamite waiting to explode

She sang the blues she threw everybody back
Like two trains comin’ down the same track
Her blues are so dark, they were black

Close

TRAVELIN'

I’m riding the bullet
I’m taking a train
And I’m going far away this time

A shot of Drambuie
A local tunes refrain
She caught me staring did I blink and turn my head in time

Oh a whisper
not directed at me
opened up a world
I did not know I did not see

ordered a couple
ones seldom enough
her lips already blood red wine

Watched her shuffle
As the ride got rough
I caught her staring but she didn’t turn her head in time

Oh a kind word
Dropped down on me
Took me to a place
I did not know I did not see

(Chorus)
I was alone
staring to fade
you were not by my side,
I need you then
I’d probably just use you now

out on the road
every things changed
your still not by my side,
I was falling apart
Seems I’m coming around

Watched the moon
Go from waxing to wane
a million stars like scars allowed to shine

one afternoon
hiding from the rain
I caught a stare that caught my mind

Oh a smile
a worldy grin
Took me to a place I had not
Known I had not been

Chorus
I’d been en route
I’d been delayed
thought I’d stay the night
I needed you then
I’d just use you now

Cause out on the road
Everything strange
Even the stars look down
I was tearing it up
Now I bringing it down

I’d been alone
starting to fade
you weren’t by my side
I needed you then I’d just use you now

Cause out on the road
Every things changed
You’re still not by my side
I was all boxed up
Seems I’m coming around

 

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Grand Old Grizzly
Release Date: August 1, 2012 – Quenby Records
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Sundowners 02_The-Sundowners
Tallahassee  05_Tallahassee

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Track Listing

1. The Mad Ones 3:42
2. The Sundowners 3:48
3. Indecision 4:22
4. Morning 3:23
5. Tallahassee 4:03
6. I Was Thinkin’ 2:55
7. Marvelistic Coward Band 2:34
8. Approaching Cars 3:55
9. Lament 4:07
10. Pretty Little Head 2:55
11. Desperate Times 3:03


Liner Notes


Produced by Will Thomas, Paul Beebe, and Mark Riddell
Recording and Mixed by Paul Beebe
Additional recording by Mark Riddell
Recorded at BEEBE GUNN STUDIO and EL CASA DE LA STUDIO, Houston Texas
Mastered by Allen Cournea at Allen Cournea Mastering
Cover Work by: Spry Creative Group
Printed Pressed and Packaged by Any and all Media
All Songs By Will Thomas except “Lament” by Will Thomas and Mark Riddell

Will Thomas- Vocals, Guitars,
Mark Riddell- Bass, Backup Vocals,
Paul Beebe- Drums, Backup Vocals, Guitars, Various

Additional Musicians:
Craig Feazel- Guitars, Pedal Steel
Hunter Perrin- Guitars
Dustin Welch- Banjo

Many Thanks- Julie Martin, Jack, Jarred and Kaitlyn King, The Captain Legendary
Band, Chris Lewis, Gerald Pyle, Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge, Sarah Bellinger, Cally, Susan, and Jill, Bill and Michaux Thomas, Tommy and Julie Hughes, Loopy, my neighbors, Cam, Eliz, Nick, Blake, Knox, Kyle and every other friend or family member
who has been ever supportive.

© COPYRIGHT GRAND OLD GRIZZLY-
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
UNAUTHORIZED DUPLICATION IS A
VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAWS


Lyrics


THE SUNDOWNERS

UP AROUND THE BLOCK
THERE’S A LITTLE ELBOW ROOM
WE’LL MEET AND SWAP SOME STORIES
AND WE’LL OPEN UP SOME WOUNDS
AND I’LL SAY
THINGS LIKE THAT’S AS FAR AS I CAN SEE
OH NO DARLING I CANT SEE PAST YOU AND ME

ORDER A SUNDOWNER
MAYBE HAVE A COUPLE MORE
MOVE ALL OF THE TABLES AND DANCE AROUND THE FLOOR
AND I’LL TELL YOU THINGS LIKE WHAT I REALLY MEAN TO SAY
OH DARLING I DON’T SEE US ANY OTHER WAY

LAUGHING AT YOUR STORIES
KNOW THEM ALL BY HEART
YOU ALWAYS EMBELLISH, ALWAYS CHANGE THE WAY THEY START
AND I’LL SAY THINGS LIKE, I’M CONTENT WITH WHAT I SEE
OH DARLING WHAT’S IT LIKE STARING BACK AT ME.

AT SOME POINT WELL HEAD BACK HOME
A DIFFERENT WAY’N WE CAME
ALTHOUGH WHEN GET THERE EVERY THING WILL BE THE SAME
AND I’LL SAY THINGS LIKE, THE SUN DON’T RISE AND SET FOR YOU
OH DARLING, I’M NOT ALTOGETHER SURE THAT’S EVEN TRUE

AND OH FOR ALL YOUR GLORY
HAS BEEN WINDS ARE BLOWING THROUGH
THE KIND THAT KNOCK YOU DOWN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOURGONNA DO
AND IF YOU CAN FIND THE REASON
IN THE LANDSCAPES OF OUR LIVES
ID SUSPECT YOU AND YOU SITUATION COULD REACH SOME COMPROMISE
BUT YOU DON’T, NO WE DON’T

ONE MORE LAST GLASS OF WINE
A LOVERS ONLY KISS
TWENTY YEARS OF DREAMING HOW DID WE END UP LIKE THIS
AND I’LL SAY THINGS LIKE, ITS HARD TO SAY JUST WHAT I MEAN
OH DARLING YOUR AS FAR AS I’VE EVER SEEN

AND OH FOR ALL YOUR STORIES
IT SEEMS THE FIRES SPREAD FROM THAT BURNING IN YOU HEART A WARM RECEPTION IN YOUR HEAD AND IF YOU CAN COUNT THE REASONS OR THE TIMES YOU LEFT BEFORE YOU LISTEN TO WHICHEVER HEAD OR HEART BRINGS YOU BACK IN THE DOOR YOU NEVER GO, ITS ALL FOR SHOW

UP AROUND THE BLOCK
THERE’S A LITTLE WHISKEY BAR
WE’LL MEET AND SWAP SOME STORIES
AND WE’LL OPEN UP SOME SCARS
AND I’LL SAY
THINGS LIKE THAT’S AS FAR AS I CAN SEE
OH NO DARLING I CANT SEE PAST YOU AND MEClose


TALLAHASSEE

I’LL HEAD TO TALLAHASSEE WHEN THE SNOW DECIDES TO MELT
ITS NOT WHAT I WAS PLANNING, JUST THE HAND THAT I WAS DEALT
I’VE GOT A CONSCIENCE LIKE A TRAIN A LITTLE WORSE FOR WEAR
AND A SELECTIVE MEMORY WITH A LITTLE ROOM TO SPARE

THERE’S MORE TO ME THAN THUNDER THAT BLEEDS FROM MY GUITAR
HANG AFTER THE SHOW, THEY GIVE ME FREE DINKS AT THE BAR
SOME ONES…. BEEN COUNTING CARDS

HERE WE STAND
EVERYTHING SHOWING
NOTHING TO SAY
BUT A COUPLE GUESSES DOWN THE ROAD
ITS 4AM BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
YOU’LL GET TIRED AND TELL ME TO GO

UP AROUND THE BLOCK THERE’S A LITTLE COFFEE BAR
WE’LL MEET WE’LL WEAR SUNGLASSES AND PRETEND JUST LIKE WERE STARS
A COUPLE WEEKS AGO I’D JUST BEEN PASSING THROUGH
SOMETHING WEIRD SNUCK IN MY HEAD AND I GOT CAUGHT ON YOU
MAYBE I’LL JUST LEAVE TONIGHT I COULD USE THE WARMER AIR
I HEAR THAT THERE’S A BRAND NEW SCENE SPRINGING UP DOWN THERE
I CAN’T LAY ROOTS ….I WONT LAY ROOTS JUST YET

AND I THINK EVERYTHING THINGS GOTTA BE HERE WHEN THIS THING ENDS
BEFORE WE GET CARRIED AWAY AGAIN
AND I THINK EVERYTHING THINGS GOTTA BE HERE WHEN THIS THING ENDS
BEFORE THE WALLS COME TUMBLIN’ IN

I DON’T BELIEVE THAT RAINY DAYS
REALLY WASH ANYTHING AWAY
I DON’T BELIEVE ANYTHING YOU’VE DONE
CAN BE REPLACED BY ANYTHING YOU SAY

I THINK…
BEFORE WE GET CARRIED AWAY AGAIN
I THINK…
BEFORE WE’RE HEADED DOWN THE ROAD AGAIN



Band Notes


Album Trivia

The story of Lamenting “Lament”

Lament is the only song on the album that is co-written, although it is an odd sort of co-write. Mark had some chords and some changes he liked, no words to go with them. Will had four-ish, unfinished/nevergoingtobefinished set of song lyrics. Mark mentioned the need for lyrics to Will, Will mentioned the need for music for the lyrics. So, mark went through the lyrics, took what he liked, reworked it, added/subtracted/trashed/repeated, did what it took, to come out with a cohesive song and a cohesive story. So “Lament of a something something something” was born (I forget the original title). Will then made some more changes, mostly minor changes. The recording of this song was especially arduous, as it was constantly evolving. Paul subsequently used his producer powers and shortened the name to “Lament” in an expression of his feelings for the awkwardly long recording session the song received. Thusly, “Lament” was born.

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