Almost Alive at Front Street

by Brother Adams

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released April 19, 2014

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BROTHER ADAMS

Jairimi Driesenga: Bass, Vocals, Hands, Feet, Fingers, Tambourine, Cowbell, Woodblock, Xylophone, Cymbals, Pangi Seed Maraca, Lungs

Bryce Driesenga: Guitar, Vocals, Hands, Feet, Fingers, Slide Whistle, Recorder, Banjitar, Pangi Seed Maraca, Egg Shaker, Woodblock, Bongos, Lungs

Shane Adams: Guitar, Vocals, Hands, Feet, Fingers, Gitjo, Mandolin, Washboard, Cowbell, Woodblock, Cymbals, Bongos, Lungs

FAMILY & FRIENDS

Mitchell Dykema: Keys

Olivia Mainville: Fiddle

Collin Frantz: Harp

Caitlyn Frantz: Vocals

Jake VanRavenswaay: Fender Rhodes

David Mouatt: Cymbals, Walls, Doors, Buttons, Lights, Ears, Eyes, Imagination

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at Front Street Sound
www.brotheradams.com

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"The unique combination of acoustic and electric instrumentation brings the idea of folk-rock to a new, almost experimental level in Holland-bred Brother Adams. The raw, Modest Mouse-esque rock ‘n’ roll vocals add even more urgency to the trio’s sound, urging the audience to scream the lyrics right along." - www.localspins.com ... more

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Track Name: Roll Your Stone
Pressure on your brittle bones throws you on your back
Disregard all your inner thoughts, feel your heartbeat in your tracks

Love is not your enemy, seek your kindness, seek your trust
Battlin' for your nothins, oh you gotta do, do what you must

Lyin' pulls you through it now, and truth, truth it don't abide
Things are getting heavy now, and just when, just when you caught your stride

So you roll your stone to the top of the hill
When you see it roll down better swallow the pill
There's a trail in the grass where the stone been rolled
You see it leads to the bottom where you sold your soul

Kickin' dust, kickin' concrete, throbbin' pain inside your toe
Immortality don't sound so good now, when time, time's your only foe

You lost your rule and your throne now, you are the king of your rock
Travelin' north for days now, the only bird left in your flock

Sweat drips on your abdomen, a thirst roars inside your gut
A light shines beyond your room, but the door, the door will never shut

So you roll your stone to the top of the hill
When you see it roll down better swallow the pill
There's a trail in the grass where the stone been rolled
You see it leads to the bottom where you sold your soul
Track Name: Push
Ain't got no interest in winter rest
Ain't got no love for the summer fling
Don't give a care for the autumn color
Ain't got no time to talk about the spring
Who's got the time to talk about the spring?

If ain't livin' for the daily battle
And I ain't fittin' in it like a glove
Tell me when I'm gonna find a notion
And when I'll lead a life to be proud of
When will I lead a life to be proud of?

I'm sayin' time is weighin' on me
I need a push to set me free
So come set me free baby
'Cause I need a push, push, push, push, push

Never found much comfort in a warm embrace
Never found no solace where they said it would be
Was I deluded when they said it was out there?
Am I to blame for my passivity?
Maybe I'm to blame for my passivity

I'm sayin' time is weighin' on me
I need a push to set me free
So come set me free baby
'Cause I need a push, push, push, push

Pull me out of this hole that I've been livin' in
It's been so long and my feet, they just keep diggin' in
Pull me out of this hole that I've been livin' in
It's been so long and my feet, they just keep diggin' in

Oh lord I'm beggin' at ya
Oh lord I'm beggin' at ya

Yeah yeah yeah
I'm sayin' time is weighin' on me
I need a push to set me free
So come set me free baby
'Cause I need a push, push, push, push, push, push, push
Track Name: We'll Pretend
Our mother's old and she's counting her days
She's feeling worn, have we lost our way?

As the battles rage in the desert heat
It's a story told by the prophets of greed

There's a riot breaking out in the old town square
There's no silence, only violence in the air

So don't try to behave yourself
Everybody knows you've gotta save yourself in the end
You'll find a friend and we'll pretend that it's love again
But we all know, we all know it's all for show
Ain't no reason for to save that soul
Just wear that smile for a while and you'll fit in

We'll pretend that it's love again
But everybody knows we all know it's all for show

But we can pretend yeah / There's time I know
It's time I know / To get us on track
To get us back on track / To end the war
What is it good for? Absolutely nothin' / And bring our lovin' back

Yeah you know when love / Can you feel it?
When it's in the air / Can you feel it baby?
I'm singing all we got / All we got is our souls to share
Is our souls to share / Don't conceal it, can you feel it?

So let's all kick back / Yeah, let's all unwind
Yeah, let's all unwind / Don't think you too hard now
Don't you think too hard / No, free your mind
Buddy, free your mind, yeah yeah yeah

And don't you try to behave yourself
Everybody knows you've gotta save yourself in the end
You'll find a friend and we'll pretend that it's love again
But we all know, we all know it's all for show
Ain't no reason for to save that soul
Just wear that smile for a while and you'll fit in

So don't try to behave yourself
Everybody knows you've gotta save yourself in the end
You'll find a friend and we'll pretend that it's love again
But we all know, we all know it's all for show
Ain't no reason for to save that soul
Just wear that smile for a while and you'll fit in

We'll pretend that it's love again
But everybody knows we all know it's all for show
Track Name: 3:59 AM
Yeah you got heart
But you ain't got love
You gotta dig deep inside
Bring it all back up

Don't hide who you really are
Shed light on all of your scars
You gotta show 'em that your tough
Tough, tough, yeah you gotta show 'em

Don't even try to lie behind those guilty eyes
'Cause I know the truth now baby
You're ruthless, yeah, you're crazy
We've done this all before, you're never gonna win this war
'Cause I've made up my mind

Let down your guard this time
Live, love, and laugh with pride
Let all it all fall out now baby
Doesn't matter if they think you're crazy
This life is only yours, so show me

I said show me what you're livin' for
Track Name: 4 AM & the Holy Ghost
It won't leave me alone
The smell of smoke still lingers in my home
It dries my eyes, it suffocates my soul
And you know that only you can let me let it go

Yeah, it comes and it goes
It burns me up and then it leaves me cold
So I get high but then it makes me slow
You should know cause only you can let me let it go

Holy, holy ghost
It's four in the mornin', it's four in the mornin'
Holy, holy ghost
It's four in the mornin', it's four in the mornin'

Let let me me let let it it go
I know that we're both crazy
But it's gone too far and I need you to save me
I can't do this on my own
Only you can let me let it go

Drown out the sound from below
Cause what the devil grabs he don't let go
Those lies will drive you to a life of woe
I would know but only you can let me let it go

So don't you feel so alone
I need you like I need the holy ghost
I know you love me
But I need to know you know you need me close
I need to know you know you need me close
I need you like I need the holy ghost
Cause only you can let me let it go

Let it go!

So don't you feel so alone
I need you like I need the holy ghost
I know you love me
But I need to know you know you need me close
I need to know you know you need me close
I need you like I need the holy ghost

Holy, holy ghost
It's four in the mornin', it's four in the mornin'

Let let me me let let it it go
I know that we're both crazy
But it's gone too far and I need you to save me
I can't do this on my own
No, no, let it go
Track Name: Deals & Devils (Part 1)
Put on your t-shirt
Put on your jeans
Tie up that bow tie
Now you look real mean

Pack up your suitcase
Pack up your guns
Load up them bullets
We'll kill 'em by the tons

I know we need redemption
We gotta take 'em down
We're lettin' justice fly
We're takin' back this town

Can I have your attention?
Can I get some relief?
It's gonna be a showdown
That is my belief

We'll fight 'em in the fields
We'll fight 'em underground
We will close them in
Our brothers abound

Are you feelin' rough now?
Are you ready to ride?
For we got to avenge
All the ones who have died

Not for the ones who love us
But for the ones who don't
They think we won't fight
Like hell we won't

Fight!

We'll fight 'em in the fields
We'll fight 'em underground
We will close them in
Our brothers abound

Fight!

Like hell, we won't
Like hell, we won't

We'll fight 'em in the fields / Like hell
We'll fight 'em underground / We won't
We will close them in/ Like hell
Our brothers abound / We won't
Track Name: Deals & Devils (Part 2)
You can't make a deal with the devil if he's on your back
No you can't make a deal with the devil if he's on your back

No, you can't make a deal with the devil
No, you can't make a deal with the devil
No, you can't make a deal with the devil
If he's on your back
If he's on your back

Baby, do you burn for me
Like the sun, like the sun

Baby, let your hot love bleed
Into me, right into me
Into me, right into

Higher, I'll put you in the sky
And the sun will fall like the sun does rise

Do you really, do you really wanna go
In too deep, you're in too deep

Too deep
In too deep, you're in to me
You're in to me , you're in to me, you're in to me

Pressure, bearing down on you
On your heart and on your soul
You ain't got no pride to give my girl
You ain't got no place to go

You ain't got no place to go my girl,
You ain't got nowhere to go
'Cause I am your only friend my friend
The only friend you'll ever know
The only friend you'll ever know

'Cause I am your only friend my friend
The only friend you'll ever know

You can't make a deal with the devil
No, you can't make a deal with the devil
No no, you can't make a deal with the devil
If he's on your back