Big Kettle Drum

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02:54
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04:17
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04:02
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04:30
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02:23
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05:04
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10.
04:29

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released March 30, 2012

Big Kettle Drum (BKD) is Brant Menswar (lead vocals, guitar), JT Keel (guitar, banjo), Jesse Russell (drums, bass), Free Hallas (bass, drums).

All songs written by Big Kettle Drum (ASCAP/BMI) except track 5 (public domain) and track 9 (Billy Joe Shaver).

All songs mixed by Stephen Gause @ Invertigo Productions (2,4,6,7,8,10) and Peter Hayes (1,3,5,9)

Mastered by Stephen Gause @ www.stephengause.com
Engineered and produced by BKD
Recorded at BKD Studios except tracks 1,3 @ www.haloproductions.com
BKD is managed by Dan Russell/Grant Gelt @ Newsound Artist Management.

BKD supports F.R.E.E. International and their continued fight against modern day slavery. www.freeinternational.org

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CD cover photo is BKD custom amp by Recycled Amp Works/Chris Andrews
taken by Ryan Camp @ www.ryancampmedia.com

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Big Kettle Drum Melbourne, Florida

Big Kettle Drum is a banjo slinging, foot stomping, harmony singing, slide guitar Americana band.

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Track Name: Affliction
I close my eyes to avoid my affliction
I turn my back to escape your stare
Iʼve been seduced by mortal addiction
With a kiss and a fistful of hair

Keep those poison lips all to yourself
I donʼt need your love to save me from myself

I run away from the Garden of Eden
I slap the truth out from your hand
Iʼve been deceived by my own conviction
and a woman from the promised land

Keep those poison lips all to yourself
I donʼt need your love to save me from myself

I hear you call me

Keep those poison lips all to yourself
I donʼt need your love to save me from myself
Track Name: Bad Girl
She's a bad bad girl...and I think I like it
Such a good bad girl...and I cant fight it
Boots to the knee like a knife through me and I think I'm dyin...I'm dyin

She's a bad bad girl
She's been a bad bad girl...and she don't mind it
Wearing that low cut "V"...like she designed it
Heels to the hips with those cherry red lips and I'm truly dyin...yes I'm dyin

4 steps til she has her way
3 more and you start to pray
2 left and you'll be done
Lord don't let her get to...

Sidestepped a bullet but you ain't in the clear
She drew a little blood and now she smells fear
She's got lust in her eyes and she won't be denied I know I'm dyin...Yes I'm dyin

4 steps til she has her way
3 more and you start to pray
2 left and you'll be done
Lord don't let her get to...

One wrong move and she will prove
just how bad girls get their name

4 steps til she has her way
3 more and you start to pray
2 left and you'll be done
Lord don't let her get to...
Track Name: Ordinary Life
Iʼm calling out all of the beautiful people
With your perfect smile and your shiny hair
Youʼre way too pretty to start a fight
So you draw your blood with an angelʼs bite

Iʼm calling out all of the beautiful people
With your luring eyes and your heavenly scent
Youʼre getting drunk on rapt devotion
Youʼre getting high off my emotions

You donʼt know just what its like
To live an ordinary life
You donʼt know just what its like
To live my ordinary life

Iʼm calling out all the beautiful people
Who always get just what they want
If you ever walked a mile only to lose
Youʼd feel the hole in the soul of my shoes

You donʼt know just what its like
To live an ordinary life
You donʼt know just what its like
To live my ordinary life

You walk by without a glance
but you are sure to take your chance
to kick me while Iʼm down

You donʼt know just what its like
To live an ordinary life
You donʼt know just what its like
To live my ordinary life
Track Name: Just a Man
The man can't ride my back
Unless he finds me bent
So I lift my head and howl
for the freedom I need sent

I ain't no pawn. I ain't no king
I ain't no pawn. I ain't no king
I'm just a man who has a dream

The man who will not die
For the things that he believes
Well he ain't fit to live
Among the killers and the thieves

I ain't no pawn. I ain't no king
I ain't no pawn. I ain't no king
I'm just a man who has a dream

An eye for an eye
Leaves everyone blind

I ain't no pawn. I ain't no king
I ain't no pawn. I ain't no king
I'm just a man who has a dream
Track Name: Talk About Suffering
Talk about suffering here below
lets keep falling on Jesus
Talk about suffering here below
lets keep falling on Jesus

Oh, the gospel train is coming, donʼt you want to go?
And leave this world of sorrow and suffering here below

Talk about suffering here below
lets keep calling on Jesus
Talk about suffering here below
lets keep calling on Jesus

Oh, canʼt you hear it mother, donʼt you want to go?
And leave this world of sorrow and suffering here below

Talk about suffering here below
lets keep loving on Jesus
Talk about suffering here below
lets keep loving on Jesus

Oh, canʼt you hear it father, donʼt you want to go?
And leave this world of sorrow and suffering here below
Track Name: Evolution
Some of us still sleeping, Drifting in apathy
Some of us so angry we can barely breath.
Some of us just babies, afraid to cut our teeth
Some of us so cynical, we no longer believe

Itʼs time for an evolution,
Itʼs time for an evolution,
Itʼs time for an evolution
We've got to break free

Some of us just addicts, victims of atrophy
One habit to another, fulfillment never achieved
Some of us self-medicate trying to fill the hole
Holding on to things that never let us go

Itʼs time for an evolution,
Itʼs time for an evolution,
Itʼs time for an evolution
We've got to break free

Some of us are so wounded, Life hasn't been kind
Some of us always searching for what we canʼt find
Some of us are just waiting, the next step we refuse
Holding on to tradition like it's bullet proof

Itʼs time for an evolution,
Itʼs time for an evolution,
Itʼs time for an evolution
We've got to break free
Track Name: Too Late
Gave you everything I got
But you wouldn't give the time
Now I'm the flavor of the month
I'm all that's on your mind

Now it seems that what I got is all you want
Just shut up...You messed up

It's too late
waited too long
It's too late
now its so long

Crawl back and tell your friends
Didn't happen now... Should've happened then
Your scheming heart now broke in two
Oh you got the blues

Tables turned and now you're on your back foot talking
Just shut up...You messed up

It's too late
waited too long
It's too late
now its so long

Those begging eyes
Those desperate lies
Those pleading cries
mean nothing to me

It's too late
waited too long
It's too late
now its so long
Track Name: Clean
I'm addicted to misery and she sure loves me
Broke her heart at least 6 times,
and she's still hanging on me
No matter how I try to change the man I am
Her lies just bring me back again
only to stab my back again

Take my sickness, Take my disease
Bathe this filthy man that you see
Take this dirt that's burying me
Take me to the river, Hold me under til I'm clean

She's an arrow through my heel,
I've gotten used to walking lame
She's never offered mercy and I've never taken blame
No matter how I try to change the man I am
Her lies just bring me back again
only to stab my back again

Take my sickness, Take my disease
Bathe this filthy man that you see
Take this dirt that's burying me
Take me to the river, Hold me under til I'm clean

Take my sickness, Take my disease
Bathe this filthy man that you see
Take this dirt that's burying me
Take me to the river...Oh Lord...

Take my sickness, Take my disease
Bathe this filthy man that you see
Take this dirt that's burying me
Take me to the river, Hold me under til I'm clean
Track Name: If I Give My Soul
by Billy Joe Shaver

Down a dangerous road,
i have come to where i'm standing
With a heavy heart,and my hat clutched in my hand
Such a foolish man,God ain't known no greater sinner
I have come in search of Jesus,
hoping he will understand

I had a woman once,she was kind and she was gentle
Had a child by me,who grew up to be a man
I had a steady job,til i started into drinking
And i started playing music
traveling with the devil's band

Oh the years flew by like a mighty rush of eagles
My dreams and plans were all scattered in the wind
It's a lonesome life,when you lose the ones you live for
If i make my peace with Jesus
will he take me back again

If i give my soul,will he stop my hands from shaking
If i give my soul,will my son love me again
If i give my soul,and she knows i really mean it
If i give my soul to Jesus will she take me back again

If i give my soul,will he clean these clothes i'm wearin'
If i give my soul,will he put new boots on my feet
If i bow my head and beg God for his forgiveness
Will he breathe new breath within me
and give my back my dignity.
Track Name: Blind
I heard God today in a newborn child
Smelled Him in some of flowers in the wild
Even saw Him in a man who was sentenced to die
And in the teeth of a beggarʼs smile
Them crooked teeth of a beggar's smile

All things considered Iʼm still blind
When I am looking with just my eyes
In the depth of the valley I canʼt find...You

Open the eyes deep in my soul
Take my hand and donʼt let go
Teach my heart to know...You

All things considered Iʼm still blind
When I am looking with just my eyes
In the depth of the valley I canʼt find...You

Open the eyes deep in my soul
Take my hand and donʼt let go
Teach my heart to know...You

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

All things considered Iʼm still blind
When I am looking with just my eyes
In the depth of the valley I canʼt find...You