Howling Back at the Wounded Dog

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released September 6, 2019

Produced by Dave Coleman and The Rough & Tumble.
Recorded and mixed by Dave Coleman at Howard's Apartment Studio.
Mastered by Alex McCullough at True East Mastering.

All sounds by The Rough & Tumble and Dave Coleman.

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The Rough & Tumble Nashville, Tennessee

The Rough &Tumble are a dumpster-folk/thriftstore Americana band consisting of Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler. Although the band began in Nashville, the duo now lives permanently on the road with their two dogs. After a year a doggedly trying despite the odds and a self proclaimed year of honesty, the band released Howling Back at the Wounded Dog, their 3rd full length record on Sept. 6, 2019. ... more

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Track Name: The Hardest Part
The Hardest Part
Written by Mallory Graham, Scott Tyler
Copyright 2019 Penny Jar Publishing

The hardest part is over, The hardest part is over
Yeah, the hardest part is over, ‘Till the next hardest part

I was named for the struggle, weight shifting, arms lifting
Headstrong and hitting what’s not coming
While you were named for the road

CHORUS

There’s a headlight out there somewhere You’ll beckon what’s wreckin’
Us with every step in the wrong direction
While there’s a porchlight waiting here

You can’t promise me a never if you promised me forever, Oh- oh...
You can’t me promise a never if you said we’d be together Oh-oh...
I’ll never hurt that way again

I’m not still standing here for nothing, nose dripping, eyes flicking
Calling shots and making ultimatums
Don’t let the road rise up to meet you
Don’t let the road rise up to meet you….
You’re not still standing here for nothing either

The hardest part is over, The hardest part is over
Yeah, the hardest part is over ‘Till the next hardest part
Yeah, the hardest part is over Till the next hardest part
Track Name: Howl at the Moon
Howl at the Moon
(For Stacy Kreuziger)
Written by Mallory Graham, Scott Tyler
Copyright 2019 Penny Jar Publishing

Let’s howl at the moon, howl at the moon
Don’t you want to?
Why stop at the moon
Let’s throw in sun and stars and planets and the clear blue, too
Maybe wild dogs could keep us from the path we picked to go on it alone
So what if we can’t beat them
Who said we needed roads to go back home?

Let’s start moving soon, start moving soon
Don’t you want to?
Let’s start moving soon
We’ll check the streams and breathe the wind to find our food
Tamer dogs have kept us from doing what it is we want to do
There’s not a law that keeps us couped from being wild and free
And howling at the moon---ooo-ooo--oooo

Come on let’s make a rift between the pavement let’s be grifters let’s get lost
Let’s sift the mud beneath our feet and pick our teeth with bones sucked clean from the marrow
Let’s howl at the moon
Howl at the moon, Let’s howl at the moon

Let’s howl at the moon, howl at the moon
Don’t you want to?
Let’s howl at the moon, howl at the moon
Don’t you want to?
Track Name: Call Mercy
Call Mercy
Written by Mallory Graham, Scott Tyler
Copyright 2019 Penny Jar Publishing

You can call on the Father, You can call on the Son
You can call down the fire to the floor
You can call it Forgiveness or the grace of the Lord
But don’t call me to your mind anymore

Call God as your witness, He’ll swear on his life
No resurrection can make this wrong right
If you ask for forgiveness, he’ll likely get quiet
Like the sound of a church on a Saturday night
Like the sound of a church on a Saturday night
Like the sound of a church on a Saturday night

You lost me when you loved me cause you can’t call that love
When your prayers met me fears while we washed it in blood
I took the scars and you took the crown
So you don’t know what I’m asking when I call Mercy down
You don’t know what I’m asking when I call Mercy down
Call down mercy…
Call down mercy…

You can call it forgiveness if you needed a word
Just don’t call me to your mind anymore.
Track Name: High Fly (Didn't I Wait?)
High Fly (Didn’t I Wait?)
Written by Mallory Graham, Scott Tyler
Copyright 2019 Penny Jar Publishing

High fly- Didn’t I wait? Didn’t I, Didn’t I wait?
Hawk in the meadow and a robin on the gate
Fly high, didn’t I wait?

All through the winter waiting for the ice to break
(Fly high didn’t I wait?)
Now I’m just a river running looking for a name
(High fly didn’t I wait?)

Mud is rolling down off of the mountain with the rain
(Fly high didn’t I wait?)
Valley filling up but it’s been looking for a change
(High fly didn’t I wait?)

I’ve been waiting for the day to break
Are you on your way?
Didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I, didn’t I wait?
Oh didn’t I wait?
I’ve been waiting for the day to break
I’ve been waiting for the day to break
I’ve been waiting for the day to break

Sun is coming up and the maple tree’s awake
(Didn’t I, didn’t I wait?)
Sugar in the branches and sugar in the veins
(Fly high, didn’t I wait?)
Slugging forty gallons for a bucketful to taste
(Didn’t I, didn’t I wait?)
Sugar in the cupboard and sugar for the wait
(High fly, didn’t I wait?)

High fly- Didn’t I wait? Didn’t I, Didn’t I wait?
Hawk in the meadow and a robin on the gate
Fly high, didn’t I wait?
Track Name: Good Friends Go Home
Good Friends Go Home
Written by Mallory Graham, Scott Tyler
Copyright 2019 Penny Jar Publishing

Don’t it feel like Spring again on this cold Winter morning?
You’re running through my mind again, like an Asheville breeze.

Let’s sit like we did on our first front porch
I’d give all I can get for a cigarette
And a croquet set covered up in the weeds, with the radio
Good friends go home, good friends go home

Maybe at 85, we’ll have nothing to say
And our coffee will be coffee not some poor excuse for talking ‘bout
What we want one day

Let’s sit like we did on our first front porch
I’d give all I can get for a cigarette
And an old dog lying in the sun in the weeds
The light hanging low,

Good friends go home, good friends go home
Good friends go home, good friends go home

I got half a mind to work double time
Cut back, rewind
Half your time’s got all my mind got all my mind

I don’t want to go home, I don’t want to go home
I don’t want to go home, I don’t want to go home

Ah-ooo, ----
Ah-ooo, ----

Don’t it feel like Spring again on this cold winter morning
Yeah it’s just like Spring again…
Track Name: Mining Shaft
Mining Shaft
Written by Mallory Graham, Scott Tyler
Copyright 2019 Penny Jar Publishing

Ever breathe in, ever breathe in
Caught a bird on a string with no ring on her
Got you some sky for half of the price
And now just to carry her in

I was the bird for your cage
You were the old miner’s hat
There to the dark, no lantern, no age
I would waltz down to the old mining shaft

Ever breathing, ever breathing
Caught a bird that can sing with no wing on her
One for two hands, hold what you can
And the coal dust will keep her on in

I was the bird in the cage
You were the man in the mask
There in the dark, no lantern, no age
I would call down the old mining shaft

Ever breathing, ahh oooo
Ahh ooooo,
Breathing ain’t much to a bird who can’t sing….
…..

I am a bird in the care
You are the Earth’s leaking gas
Here in the dark, no lantern, my age
I would fall down the old mining shaft
Track Name: Threshold & the Runaway
Threshold And The Runaway- Key of G
Written by Mallory Graham, Scott Tyler
Copyright 2019 Penny Jar Publishing

I can’t find anything in here, All these open minds in an open place
You don’t wanna be so young and I think growing up is such a waste
You don’t want to play house anymore
You’re left standing knocking on your own front door
You’re a house out on the market, Just some time and empty space

Shorty’s coming in the morning to fix that leaking kitchen sink
You’d rather tie a rag around it than have to deal with anything
But you can’t fix what you can’t even hear,
Broke is turning broker every year
You’re a house out on the market, so what are you still doing here

It’s too soon if you’re leaving
And it’s too late now to stay
I was just the threshold
And you the runaway

I lost the portrait that you sent me-- Not so much lost as thrown away
That front door key that you made me never fit right anyway
I’m tired of being nervous and got nerve,
I won’t wait on you to give the final word
If you’re a house out on the market, I’m not bidding on this place

It’s too soon if you’re leaving
And it’s too late now to stay
I was just the threshold
Now I think it’s time that I run away…
Time I run away
Track Name: Anywhere With You
Anywhere With You
(For Lee and Suzan)
Written by Mallory Graham, Scott Tyler
Copyright 2019 Penny Jar Publishing

Even if we don’t got no money
Even if we don’t got no money
Even if we lose all our money
We can ride this el camino free

If we get lost, we’ll send a postcard
If we get lost, we’ll send a postcard
If we get lost, we’ll send a postcard
In hopes it’ll get to where we’ve been

I got you, you got me
We got love in between
All the best drives are the ones we didn’t know we’d need
You got me, I got you
If this engine don’t pull through
We can try on a different ride for size
I’ll go anywhere with you

If we never leave this prison town
If we never leave this prison town
If we never leave this prison town
Lock the door, throw away the key, so long as you’re around

I got you, you got me
We got love in between
All the best drives are the ones we didn’t know we’d need
You got me, I got you
If this engine don’t pull through
We can try on a different ride for size
I’ll go anywhere with you
Track Name: Little White Paper
Little White Paper
(for Butter)

You don't have to take me with you when you go.
I'm a built in heartbreak, everybody told you so.
If you feel like the risking kind, the kind to wanna change their mind,
We could burn the hours good and slow.

Little white paper and you're mine--
I've been waiting here for some time.
Little white paper, all we have to do is sign.

You're gonna have to take me with you when you go.
I'm the tender to your weary, and your road to moving on.
If you think this will make it right, buy us freedom, buy us time,
We can burn the miles good and slow.

Little white paper and it's time--
Being still just isn't our kind.
Little white paper, all we have to do is sign.

You know I cannot take you with me when I go.
I'm a built in heartbreak, just like they told you so.
We can't up and change its mind, when time is up then time decides--
But we can beg the hour to take it slow.

Little white paper and you're gone.
Little white paper and I'm left here all alone.
Track Name: South Dakota Skies
South Dakota Skies- Key of G
Written by Mallory Graham, Scott Tyler
Copyright 2019 Penny Jar Publishing

Meet me at the reservoir (meet me at the reservoir)
Meet me at the reservoir

Sunflower and buffalo flying by with miles to go
We’ve gotta get away from where we’ve been
Badlands up around the bend they’re not so bad with you my friend
The Black Hills will be rolling through in time

You and I will take a South Dakota sky
Any other moon’d be wasted if it it tried

I had my eye on your Pennsylvania smile
Hazy from a West coast night
I found my light beneath a South Dakota sky
Those California stars be wasted if they tried

Meet me at the reservoir (meet me at the reservoir)
Meet me at the reservoir

It’s time to plant our feet deep into something green
Before the prairie calls us again
You and I might have a Carolina mind
But that moonshine couldn’t keep us if it tried

All our days will end too soon beneath that South Dakota moon
The coyotes singin’ ah ooo----
Ah oooo-----

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