GO THE ROAD

by TILLERS FOLLY

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“Go The Road”, an all-acoustic album, continues the bands musical move in a refreshing new direction and promises to introduce them to new audiences in the bluegrass, folk and Americana markets.

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released February 21, 2013

The list guest artists includes John Cowan (Newgrass Revival/Doobie Brothers/John Cowan Band), Sam Bush (Newgrass Revival/Sam Bush Band), Josh Shilling (Mountain Heart), Ronnie McCoury (Del McCoury Band/The Travelin McCoury’s), Cia Cherryholmes (The Cherryholmes), Scottish Music Hall of Fame member Phil Cunningham (Phil & Ali), legendary singer/songwriter/producer Wendy Waldman, Scott Vestal (Sam Bush Band), Jeff Autry (John Cowan Band/The Travelin McCoury’s) and Randy Kohrs (Randy Kohrs Band/Jim Lauderdale/Dolly Parton).

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Track Name: GO THE ROAD
GO THE ROAD

The air is sweet, springtime is waiting
Your eye is drawn where the road stretches far
All your life you’ve been searching for something
You couldn’t find in your own back yard

Shake off the cloak of expectations
Your shackles broken; the world’s at your feet
Cast off the yoke of so-called convention
You stand on the threshold of life, fast and free

Between the streams and tree-lined fences
Lighten your pack of life’s weary load
Follow the dreams of kings and princes
Nothing to stop you, you’re all on your , so go the road...go the road

There’s song in the trees, and every sweet meadow
You feel the music, your blood sings with wine
Move like a breeze, in warm rays of summer
Live while the blossom clings firm to the vine

The wind turns chill, with cold winter’s coming
You tramp the "long acre", your bones stiff and cold
These last bitter dregs have called home to haunt you
We’ll all pay a piper, when the last bell is tolled

When winter steels the last leaves of autumn
You’re cast about; of no fixed abode
A wisp of smoke at the end of an alley
You may well curse the day, when first you strayed to go the road... go the road

Farewell to you, all you boys of pleasure
A sad adieu, you last rolling stone
You tramps and tinkers, you gypsy rovers
Your ramblin’ days will soon be gone
Track Name: DEATH & TAXES
DEATH AND TAXES

Me, I'm just a simple man, made for simple things
I work an honest job and try to make ends meet
To make a modest living, I labour days on end
And do the best just to do the best I can

The bell tolls every Sunday, the faithful go to pray
The sermon's ever-changing, but the story's all the same
The church is made of money, still it needs more every day
So you should always leave them something on the plate

Everywhere there's people grinding axes
And just so many things you know are true
There's few things sure in life, but death and taxes
And at every step the Taxman waits for you

Times are getting harder, you try your very best
The Taxman, he comes calling, he wants his pound of flesh
The Devil takes the hindmost while the Taxman takes the rest
It can put a good man's patience to the test

The Hangman he's a working stiff, he draws a workman's pay
He puts an end to suffering and sends you on your way
He's always ever grateful, and he likes to lend a hand
He always makes a killing in the end

There's powder in the keg and they're striking matches
And just so many things you know are true
There's nothing sure in life, but death and taxes
At every turn the taxman waits for you

The smiling undertaker, he's dapper and refined
He measures me both up and down, and says I'll be just fine
He flatters me to tell me how spruced up I'll look in pine
Says he always gets a chuckle with that line

The Clergy takes confession, hears every word I say
Offers absolution and sends me on my way
To shuffle off this mortal coil and meet my stony end
Delivered from the Taxman, amen

The time has come to batten down the hatches
And just so many things you know are true
There's nothing sure in life, but death and taxes
With every breath the Taxman waits for you
And at every step; the Taxman waits for you
At every turn the Taxman waits for you
Track Name: SHINE
SHINE

You, with the stars still dancing in your eyes
The world has many surprises, in store for you
You, may think you've got it all worked out
I have my doubts
You've only just begun to shine

For you, it's going to be a long, hard climb
And now and then you'll find, you think you're through
Awe you, will get there in your own sweet time
And you'll be fine
You've only just begun to shine

And when you shine
I see the world is yours and yours alone to take
And when you shine
I am hopeful for the choices you'll make

It's true, there's so many things I want for you
I know you'll see them through, given half a chance
Oh you, will get there in your own sweet time
And you'll be fine
You've only just begun to shine

And when you shine
I see the world is yours and yours alone to take
And when you shine
I am hopeful for the life you'll make

For you, it's going to be a long, hard climb
And now and then you'll find, when you think it through
That you, will get there in your own sweet time
And you'll be fine
You've only just begun
You've only just begun
To shine
Track Name: IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE

I came in with the north wind at my back
At the close of the day
To a small fireside
Where I made my way
It 's sure to be a full moon out tonight
Enough to guide my way
Through another dawn
To another day

Even rivers change and mountains crumble
Given time boys, given time
They rise and fall, they toss and tumble
By and by, boys, by and by
Where cascades of raging waters
Give way to the turn of the tides
And the restless spirits pass you by, in the blink of an eye

I have walked the road less travelled
I've sailed through troubled seas
Seen the change in the wind
Seen the changes in me
It won't be long now winter's on the way
And all my thoughts turn 'round
As the nights set in
And the lights burn all night long

I rose up on a cold November day
A frost clung to the ground
My breath hung in the air
Beneath a stark grey dawn
With luck enough we'll see an early spring
And things may turn around
When the seeds take hold
In the fertile ground
Track Name: AS I WALK DOWN THIS ROAD
AS I WALK DOWN THIS ROAD

As I walk down this road
I see so many people cry
I see sorrow and sadness too
I can't see a reason why
We all have our cross to bare
Everybody bares their load
There's people filled with so much emptiness
As I walk down this road

Me, I've got a destination
Though it's taken its toll
I've got holes in both my shoes
I've got blisters on my soul
Still there's something I keep searching for
Down this cold and stony row
I have never come this far before
As I walk down this road

As I walk down this road
I see people smile
I feel joy and gladness too
See them laughing all the while
And it reminds me, life is for living
And lightens up my weary load
That I can still believe in happiness
As I walk down this road
As I walk down this road
Track Name: CLOSING IN ON MIDNIGHT
CLOSING IN ON MIDNIGHT

Closing in on midnight
Down to my last pull of beer
Doesn't seem to be anything happening here

Closing in on midnight
18 wheelers grind down the interstate
Doesn't seem to be any way I can relate

The more I think, the less I know
The more I wish I could just let go
Closing in on midnight
I'm not as inspired as I'd like to be
In fact, I'm just tired and lonely

The more I think, the less I know
The more I wish I could just let go
The more I think, it's a waste of time
If I could just get you on the line

Closing in on midnight
It's just as quiet as a tomb, I swear
With a cold neon flashing; "vacancy here"

Closing in on midnight
Down to my last pull of beer
Doesn't seem to be anything happening here
Doesn't seem to be very much happening here
Track Name: FOREVER ON MY MIND
FOREVER ON MY MIND

We’ve had some times together
More smiles than I could measure
You’ve been my greatest treasure, by and by
Down miles of dusty highways
Through the empty hours and always
You are still, forever on my mind

I can’t define the key
It’s seldom we agree
There’s just one certainty that I can find
We’ve gone so many seasons
Our love defying reason
You are still forever on my mind

And, after all the things that we’ve been through
You’re still the first thing on my mind
Even after times of angry words
I know, you’d never mean to be unkind

And after all the things that we’ve been through
You’re still the first thing on my mind
And even after times of angry words
You know, I’d never mean to be unkind

We’ll ride the tides together
As light as any feather
Though the skies are threatening weather, we’ll get by
Through every change in fashion
My never changing passion
You are still forever on my mind
Track Name: GOOD TIMES AHEAD
GOOD TIMES AHEAD

There’s a storm in the distance
There’s a storm in your eyes
There’s a point of crumbled resistance
Where the heart of things lie
Like a ghost that’s been shackled
Like a soul cast in chains
Is the fear that keeps us, from taking chances again
And the chances grow slim, still they’re chances the same

And if we try real hard can we put them behind us
Though angry or carelessly spoken, the words that were said?
And can we run so far, that our troubles won’t find us?
Leave all our worries behind us, for good times ahead

Always some trouble brewing
Around every next turn
Although we’re standing shy of the flames
We always get burned
Down a path edged in sorrow
Down a path edged in pain
With the scars to remind us, not to look back again
Leaving so much behind us, there’s still so much to gain

And if we try real hard can we put them behind us
Though angry or carelessly spoken, the words that were said?
And can we run so far, that our troubles won’t find us?
Leave all our worries behind us, for good times ahead

And if we try real hard can we put them behind us
Though angry or carelessly spoken, the words that were said?
And if it all falls to pieces, we’ll piece it together
Leave our worries behind, for good times ahead
Leave our worries behind, for good times ahead
Track Name: I WAS HERE
I WAS HERE

Please, remember me when I am done
Please, remember me to your daughters and your sons
I was here
I walked the road to you before your time
I was here

Please, remember me when I have gone away
Please, remember me and all we shared in these days
Hold them near
I walked the road beside you for a while
I was here

There'll come a day that our road will part
I can't say where or when
So let's be happy for what time we have
Until such time as then

Please, remember me as one who always cared
Please, remember me as one who always shared the utmost faith in you
I will be grateful 'till the end of time
That I was here

The day will come when I'll be a memory
Lost in the midst of day-to-day
Until some backward little turn of phrase
Calls me back again

Please, remember me when I have gone my way
And oh, remember please, these were the best of times, the best of days
With you
And remember to your daughters and your sons, that once...
I was here
Track Name: WINTER
WINTER

When sudden fall becomes the depths of winter
By shades the skies draw pale
The earth lies still beneath, above is cold and bitter
Where all the trees stand bare

Storms that sweep across the wintery wasteland
Gnashing teeth and thrashing tails
As long and lonely you'll hear the cries that wail and moan
Upon their lashing gales

The darkest nights that lie in deep December
Hold darker thoughts, like withered blooms
And hopes like ice are brittle, cracked and splintered
Scattered out like runes

In this; the winter of my discontentment
My darkest thoughts, like weathered broom
In fields that sleep in dreams of waiting springtime
Will I awake and find you there?
Will I awake and find you there?
Track Name: WHEN I PASS THIS WAY AGAIN
WHEN I PASS THIS WAY AGAIN


When I was young I wasted love
I had no sense to care
I wandered down so many roads
Finding nothing there
A young man's game of restless fears
A dark and lonely path
I tread upon those tender hearts
Not ever looking back

Oh, please forgive me now if I caused you any pain
I will try my level best when I pass this way again

When I was young I wasted time
With no thoughts of regret
A young man's game; a reckless crime
I'm not forgiven yet
You can fool all too many folks
Too much of the time
I took it all for granted
When so many were so kind

Oh, please forgive me now if I caused you any pain
I will try my level best when I pass this way again

It seems the more years I live
More precious life becomes
And the more I feel a sorrow
For the ones I may have wronged

An old man's game of win or lose
And foremost on my mind
That when at last you think of me
Don't think of me unkind

Oh, please forgive me now if I caused you any pain
I will try my level best when I pass this way again
Oh, please forgive me now if I caused you any pain
I will try my level best when I pass this way again

When I pass this way again
When I pass this way again