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Burnt Bridges & Broken Hearts

by W.D. Miller

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The debut album by Miami-born Louisville based singer-songwriter W.D. Miller

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released June 29, 2018

The Revolvers:
Eric Guermuer - Bass
Nikku Azadi - Piano and Organ
Michael Rodriguez - Drums

Produced by W.D. Miller & Roger Houdaille
Recorded by W.D. Miller @ Myamuh Sound Studios, Miami, FL
Mixed and mastered by: Chaz Najjar @ Badlands Recording, Denver, CO
Logo by Natalie Olson
Drawings by A.G. Abreu
Layout by W.D. Miller

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W.D. Miller Louisville, Kentucky

Channeling equal parts John Prine and Merle Haggard with a dash of Tom Waits. W.D. Miller's honky-tonk country hymns and southern-fried jigs keep boots stomping and toes tapping. W.D.’s solemn guitar chords and gravelly intonations sing to the vagabond, disaffected spirits of country music’s past, while carving a new voice from traditions of rock n’ roll, blues and folk. ... more

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Track Name: El Camino
Take me down to the greyhound station
I'm gonna pack up all my stuff
I'm gonna leave my things behind me
Lord knows I've had enough

I'm not looking back behind me
I don't care whats coming next
The last chapter was the hardest
I hope the writer knows whats best

Headin' way out west forgetting my memories
The neon lights are faded like the setting sun
He gave it all away that's what I heard him say
And I don't think that I need anyone

She was what I thought I needed
But I always wanted more
I didn't pay enough attention
'Till I lead her to the door

I'm not looking for redemption
For all the things I've done
I've got the devil on my shoulder
But I'm still my mama's son

Headin' way out west forgetting my memories
The neon lights are faded like the setting sun
He gave it all away that's what I heard him say
And I don't think that I need anyone

Headin' way out west forgetting my memories
The neon lights are faded like the setting sun
He gave it all away that's what I heard him say
And I don't think that I need anyone

About a mile down the highway
Is where I found my home
It don't hurt to be forgotten
It don't hurt to be alone

Take me down to the greyhound station
I'm gonna pack up all my stuff
Track Name: Barroom for a Shelter
I can’t forget the last time that I saw her
Those wounded eyes showed me the years of pain
Now that she’s gone I guess I should move along
But I’m stuck her just flirtin with my shame

Chorus
This barroom ive been using for a shelter
This bottle ive been whispering her name
Ive got that look on my face like everybodies lookin
And everybodies lookin all the same.

They got a jukebox and a bar that's full of drinkers
But Faron Young's the only voice I hear
If misery loves company then why do I feel so lonely
With a broken heart as a souvenir

Chorus

The nightmares have been coming far too often
Drenched in sweat I long to see her face
But that ain't gonna happen I'll just sit here sad and
I ain't gonna ever leave this place

Chorus x2
Track Name: Samael (My Name is Sam)
Well my name is Sam but they call me Samael
I'm the devil's dog as far as I could tell
6 foot 9 weighs 300 pounds
I'm the baddest man in this whole damn town
My name is Sam but they call me Samael

Hear my erie whisper, or my rebel yell
Hissing hexes from my book of spells
Hatred for the Universe
Product of a human curse
My name is Sam but they call me Samael

Am I Evil?
Yes I am!
You're the son of God?
Well, I'm the sins of Man

Am I wicked?
You bet your dime!
Your tormentor till the end of time
Track Name: Hope By The Bottle
Hope by the bottle
Faith by the swig
This old bar stools my alter
And lovin' you was my sin

Takin' shots of whiskey
To forget about my pain
These lonely nights are callin'
And I hear your cries again

Drinking hope by the bottle
Faith by the swig
Hope by the bottle
Lovin' you was my sin

If you'd stayed we'd still be feuding
More bitter everyday
God shined his light upon you path
The day you walked away
The body count gets higher
The longer we're apart
I put my fist through tempered glass
To heal my aching heart

Drinking hope by the bottle
Faith by the swig
Hope by the bottle
Lovin' you was my sin

Ten years I've been forsaken
Been rotting in this hole
The sheriff says he'll see me swing
Before I catch parole

Soon I'll have my freedom
But freedom has its cost
The troubles I have found and
The love that I have lost

Drinking hope by the bottle
Faith by the swig
Hope by the bottle
Lovin' you was my sin
Track Name: Rot Gut Lies
I've got Florida sunshine in my windows
But I've got darkness in my eye
Left last nights bad decision on my doorstep
With any good thoughts I had on my mind

I don't recall what her name was
Her presence in my bed was a surprise
My wife will tour fist city if she finds us
I guess its time to tell some lies

I don't think she'll believe me
I'm fresh out of alibis
In her mind I'm already doin' time
For telling all them rot gut lies

I've got a black eye and a set of busted knuckles
But you should have seen the other guys
The paper said they've gone missing
I guess it's time to tell some lies

I don't think they'll believe me
I'm fresh out of alibis
Violent crime I'm already doin' time
For telling all them rot gut lies
Track Name: Life's Blood
You used to be my lover
You used to be my friend
You said we'd be together
Until our life's blood ends

Now you've thrown our love away
And left a scattered note
I pine on every single word
Every letter that you wrote

Loving you used to be so simple and (serene) so clean
Then some point your love was gone I woke up from this dream
From time to time I think of you that's when the teardrops start
So I sit in silence and try to mend the
pieces of my heart

Deeper down the well I go
My stomach turns to knots
My mind has gone into a trance
A darkness clouds my thoughts

A plot my mind could not conceive
The line I would not cross
A death has happened on this day
Your love has now been lost
Track Name: Life Ain't Been Roses
Life ain't been roses but I ain't got no time for tears
Done things that are wrong I've been locked up a couple of years
Got a thorn on my side
Got a rattle snakes hide
Get up each time in knocked around
Life ain't been roses but I ain't got no time for tears

Life ain't been roses but I ain't got no time for pain
All the C.O.s and all the wardens are starting to look all the same
Got a hair trigger temper
I swing from the fences
He started that shit anyway
Life ain't been roses but I ain't got no time for Pain

I'm a son of a bitch with a seven year itch
And a half empty flask at my hip
From the streets to the pines
I'm walking the line
And I feel like I'm loosing my grip

Life ain't been roses but I ain't got no time for fear
Some call it courage I call it a couple of beers
I got a debt to be paid
I ain't never afraid
The Devil ain't got nothing on me
Heaven may be kingdom lord but hell ain't a bad place for me
Track Name: Heart of the Devil
Out there somewhere far I've been traveling
Out there all alone I'm meant to last
The skies have gone dark as the heart of the devil
I'm out there alone without you

Somewhere deep inside I know you miss me
Somewhere deep within I know you care
Your eyes have gone dark as the heart of the devil
I'm somewhere all alone without you

At night when I'm gone I think about you
At night when you cry I feel your tears
My life has gone dark as the heart of the devil
At night all alone with out you

There's times in my life I feel lonesome
There's times that I know you feel it too
Our love has gone dark as the heart of the devil
There's times my heart breaks with out you
Track Name: On My Own
Gave it everything I had A long and painful fight
Sang my heart out to everyone underneath a neon light
Always in a different town, loved ones so far away
I'll be home in a week or too maybe this time i should stay

Packing up for tour again a broken jaded mess
I don't know where I belong who knows when I will rest
Heading out to Baton Rouge last time here for a while
Telling jokes and cutting up I still can't seem to smile

I'm on the road
I'm on my own
Where am I gonna go

Thumbing through some 45s in a Dark in smoke filled bar
Never really looking I'm just wondering how you are
Played some songs drank some beer and made this old stage shake
Doorman took an extra cut so lets see what well make

Sleeping in the van again this life is getting old
Could've listened to my mom, should have done what i was told
Up against old father time to toughest I've seen yet
Tattooed your name across my chest so i don't forget
Track Name: How In The World
The lights are flashing
Frogs are croaking
My babies upstairs
And I'm outside tokin'

The air is damp
The trees are high
The rocks are stoned
And so am I

Now how in the world
Did I end up here
I haven't a clue
I haven't a care

The cops pull up
They don't smell it yet
I'm on that path
I'd like to forget

I should head home now
Is what I wanted to say
But the good Lord knows
It don't work that way

Now how in the world
Did I end up here
I haven't a clue
I haven't a care

They soon ride off
You should've seen my face
And all I wanted
Was off this race

The big rat race
We're conned into
Selling our souls
For nothin' new

Now how in the world
Did I end up here
I haven't a clue
I haven't a care

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