Howling Back at the Wounded Dog

by The Rough & Tumble

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    Recorded in East Nashville with Dave Coleman, this 10 song full length album chronicles a self proclaimed "year of honesty," the trouble and amends made.

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1.
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
2.
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?
3.
Call Mercy 04:01
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.
4.
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?
5.
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…
6.
Mining Shaft 04:10
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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.
10.
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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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 are a dumpster-folk/thriftstore Americana band consisting of Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler. Their new album, We're Only Family If You Say So, is out now!

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