Rough Rider

by Adrian Niles

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released June 17, 2014

2013 (c) All songs written by Adrian Niles (Except Patches, Adrian Niles & Matthew Heusel.
Produced, Recorded Mixed and Mastered by Adrian Niles at his project studio.
Jonathan Banco played Saxophone on track 1. Clint Landis played drums on songs 3, 4, 6, 8, 9. Josh Garrett played drums on songs 1, 2, 5, 7.
Matthew Penhos played bass on songs 3, 4, 8, 9. Jason Treuman played bass on track 1.
Adrian Niles sang, played guitars and the electric piano; also, bass on 2, 6, 7. Art Direction
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www.adrianniles.com
(p)Civil War Tracks Music 2013

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Track Name: All That I Want
A hard light shines like truth on lies
Upon the means to this bitter end
Into the false direction, into my sad eyes
I'm just looking for you my long lost friend

Chorus
Struck down dreaming
Watching fate unfurl
I want a mystery gleaming
In the hot dry air
I want to seek without burden
In my desire no shame
But all that I want will cause me pain

You wake up to just a glimpse
Of a madman crawling from your bed
You don't like what you do to him
But I fell for every word you said

With the power down and the candle dim
I study with you the lost art of silence
Lusting on the sweat of your skin
Thinking more of love and less of violence
Track Name: Everlasting Love
You compare me, to people I don't like
My head's on a swivel and the swivels a spike
One too many morning's with not enough love
And not enough strength to rise above

My unkept heart in the fading light
My riders gone weary, lost her desire for me
The children don't know what daddy does
To provide them protection…and the everlasting love

Got your naked spirit, tattooed on my shaking hand
We're raising these kids on the family land
Up all night drinking and thinking all alone
Like a gypsy-footed King, too long at home

My unkept heart in the fading light
My riders gone weary, lost her desire for me
The children don't know what daddy does
To provide them protection…and the everlasting love
Track Name: Limit
There are crimes of love and passion
Misdeeds unlawful attraction
Loose and loveless women
Who make a man feel just like a man
Unfaithful hearts with inhibitions
I sought after foe with wrongful intention
Proud too long dry but not humbled by it
They make a stand just to take a stand

The sky ain't nothing but the limit
Polluted, overcast, vast

There is prejudice against hope and good
Spoken hatred against brotherhood
Men made of stone who were built that way
They roll down a hillside and fall on you
No pathway I've ever walked has been void of pits
No crow I've ever eaten has not given me the shits
My time may not be long but my flame is still on
My sky may be black but I know somewhere it is blue

The sky ain't nothing but the limit
Polluted, overcast, vast

When humanity ponders and answers with a question
From thy own self be silenced under it's sequestration
When the fold of your hem has got me on my knees
I'm thinking about nothing but you
Shaking a stick at you with a growl and a grin
I'll put up a good fight before I let you win
I'll show you mercy though you wouldn't for me
I'm the weary, the tortured, the tried, the few

The sky ain't nothing but the limit
Polluted, overcast, vast
Track Name: The Rise & The Fall
A misguided soul strapping on wings
Tethered by waiting with a yearning heart
A man I don't know living my life
I'm staring into his soul at my fine art

You sit in a room and throw money around
With your foolish man and your learned clown
You say love is blind but I know it ain't
At least not the kind that you're throwing down

In the midnight glow there's a haunted sound
It say's, "its much too late, to turn back now."
But honey I've been with you through the rise and the fall
I've been with you through it all

Standing still but stood up tall
With my head in the clouds and my back to the wall
A rustling wind and a fire burns
I'm waiting for my good girl to call

I remember the make the model and the year
The mystery is how we got here
Just another refusal of a determined mind
Abandoned by love and feed by fear

It's alright if u want to its ok if u don't
I'm sure we could turn things around but we won't

But honey I've been with you through the rise and the fall
I've been with you through it all
Track Name: Wish I Knew
You’ve got time you were given
You’ve got love you’ve refused
You’ve got reason for living
And precious moments of refuge

Retrieve the stones that you’ve thrown
Place them back at your side
The unseen things you’ve been shown
You’ve mistaken as a free ride

As I stood alone I was wishing
I’d a-known you then

No glory hangs in the balance
The fruits on ground once the storms pass by
There’s blood on brow and in chalice
My flesh from yours like a tear from an eye

I’m the shell of a man that I once was
My jivied soul left in limbo
I’ll make my peace once the deafening buzz
Tells me what it wants me to know

As I stood alone I was wishing
I’d a-known you then
Track Name: Dead-Letter
I got a dead letter gonna send it to you somewhere
Got a hot temper and a cold chill
Made a mountain baby around a din of lies
Got a dead letter gonna make you cry

Got a storm watch all around my house
Got a thirst for anger and a scathin' mouth
Made some memories but they all got burned
Got a dead letter that won't be returned

Paper money and coins I got some to spend
Not sure how much on what or when
Made it I suppose workin' hard for you I guess
Got this dead letter but no address

Got a dead letter and I keep walkin' streets
Find me a dead letter office and satisfy me
I made a mile then two now it feels like ten thousand
Now this dead letter gonna go to wherever your house is
Track Name: Patches
Seven long hours of work left
I’ve got five long days till the weekend
Not enough money and even less time
Until I’m right back here again

Keep it tight until something break
Keep it tight until something break
Keep it tight until something break down
And patch it all up and start again

Honey we’ve gotta get away
What little bit we got ain’t gonna save us
Out on the street looking for something good
But there ain’t no good in this darkness

Keep it tight until something break
Keep it tight until something break
Keep it tight until something break down
And patch it all up and start again

Hey, Why we gotta live this way?
Why we gotta do it?
Patch it all up and start again
Track Name: Shine (Fall Down Drunk)
There's a girl at the end of the alley who not only talks cheap but also lies
I traded all my weapons for mercy and now I'm feeling all around for my knife
I got a feeling that I'm gonna need something to protect my failing health
You can't hide from what only wants to kill you

I strayed too much in my youth, deferred the justifying love
When you make haste with the wrong women, you're gonna have to always stand before the judge
Genuflect, rise, sit and walk slowly, in the chamber of the man
You can't run from what only wants to kill you

Another Horseman released to the world, another fable tale of a fearless heroine
Watching riots from a safe distance, from the remiss comfort of our freedom
When you wanna stand up tall and be brave, you find a flag to wave
You can't payoff what only wants to kill you

Running with the wild and the weary
Listening to the wind get high
Forever lost in the theory
Of a long kiss of mournful goodbye
My debts been paid for my borrowed time
Just wanna fall down drunk in the warmth of the shine
Track Name: Just Been Refused
There’s a darkness inside, that I just can’t let go
True love gone bad, that still holding on
Four wall to keep me from all that I know
I’ve waited for resolve, But it’s been so long

I’m sifting through the dirt and digging up bones
I’m just trying to find something I can use
Put a charm in my pocket, like a precious stone
Not knowing all the while, that I’d just been refused

Well I tell you the shade is fine, but the shine light is better
It feel like I’m looking into the face of my sweet Lord
Its been a waste of my time, to chase the wind and the weather
I’ve lived by my faith and nearly died by my sword

I’m sifting through the dirt and digging up bones
I’m just trying to find something I can use
Put a charm in my pocket, like a precious stone
Not knowing all the while, that I’d just been refused