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released January 1, 2013

All songs written, arranged and produced by Bill Carter.
Lowdown Records 2013
Bill Carter and Blame Music BMI
All Rights Reserved

"Fire on the Wire" by Bill Carter, Ruth Ellsworth Carter and Randy Weeks
"That's What I'm Doing Here" by Bill Carter and Ruth Ellsworth Carter
"Anything Made of Paper" by Bill Carter and Ruth Ellsworth Carter

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Bill Carter Austin, Texas

"Bill Carter has an audacious knack for a roadhouse hook and a wicked tongue for lyrics, making music that is at once powerful, sly, intelligent and rocking. Carter is one of the most successful, if not the best singer-songwriter in Austin." Margaret Moser - Austin Chronicle ... more

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Track Name: Fire on the Wire
FIRE ON THE WIRE

Can't find a drink of water, standing in the pouring rain
Fever in the wheelhouse, lost in the sugar cane
It's a full moon for the harvest, money is in the bag
I fell for the fools' fandango, and the chew tobacco rag

Jeremiah there's a fire on the wire
and they're turnin' up the heat
So dance like an angel
while the flames of the devil lick your feet

Saw it in a vision, written on a wall
Another true religion, made no sense at all
Lucy was a handful, she laid down with the law
She sold us down the river, in sunny Arkansas

Jeremiah there's a fire on the wire
and they're turnin' up the heat
So dance like an angel
while the flames of the devil lick your feet

Shake your blue maracas
Bang your silver drum
The beat goes on forever
From here till kingdom come

Jeremiah there's a fire on the wire
and they're turnin' up the heat
So dance like an angel
while the flames of the devil lick
your feet
Track Name: Deep Soul Sermon
DEEP SOUL SERMON
by Bill Carter

Never enough I hear that bluebird sing
Golden touch on a silver wing
Flies so close barely off the ground
Like an Angels' ghost making a heavenly sound

Echoes deep in the canyon righteous harmonies
Like a twelve inch cannon blown' through the paper leaves
Seems so final to hear that sun explode
The classic vinyl rolling down a rocky road

So good the fire's still burnin'
Endless flame and the wheels still turnin'
Keep reviving that deep soul sermon,
Yes, we've All been saved

Gather round feel the ages
Better believe the history pages
The past is gone but the spirit still rages
And it's here to stay won't go away

Never enough i hear that bluebird sing
Golden touch on a silver wing
Look the whole world's dancing just like they shook it before
All over the Southland down the foreign shore

Some things can last forever
Way it was may never be better
Perfect time when it all came together
And it never fades wont go away

Never enough i hear that bluebird sing
Golden touch on a silver wing
Flies so close barely off the ground
Like an Angels' ghost making a heavenly sound
Track Name: Revelry
REVELRY

I can see that lyin' cheap thief crawlin' through the streets
I can hear your sad heartbreak it makes me wanna scream
Maybe the next time he hates you away
You can pack it all back up and tear out of that place
No more insanity, roaring like a lion
Not one more second, no more fear, no more times

Revelry Revelry Revelry Revelry

Behind those shattered walls the wolf pounds at your door
Wake up and turn the key, burn the clothes you wore
Get out and celebrate surviving the wreck
Adios to nightmare psychos breathing down your neck
The city roosters are singing just for you
The sun is shining bright the open sky is blue

Revelry Revelry Revelry Revelry

Pull back the curtains shout and dance in the blue light
Hang from the balcony feel the freedom inside
Just like the water tides calm and very still
Go deep inside your mind till that's the way you feel
No more insanity, roaring like a lion
Not one more second, no more fear, no more times

Revelry Revelry Revelry Revelry
Track Name: Eva Bible
EVA BIBLE

Eva Bible was a street gal, walked them all night long
Eva Bible was a street gal, up until the dawn
Eva Bible, is dead and gone

Eva Bible was a mother, with a child on the way
Eva Bible was a mother, use to go to church and pray
Eva Bible was murdered on mothers' day

Eva Bible had a good heart, no never do nobody wrong
Eva Bible had a good heart, good to everyone
Eva Bible shot in the head with a gun

Eva Bible goin' to heaven, they gonna let her in
Eva Bible goin' to heaven, they'll forgive her sins
Eva Bible still one of God's children
Track Name: Final Sacrifice
FINAL SACRIFICE
by Bill Carter

Just when you think it's over, it starts all over again
Fire in the mirror, blue passion and a want that never ends

The dying possibility with hope enuff to breath the flame
All the words never spoken still ring like a bullet in the brain

Falling through a world that you swear you get burned in
everyday
Like the disappearing magic that you watched while it floated
out to space

Life can be forgiving to a precious soul behind steel blue eyes
And the dream is still worth living even when the heart is your
final sacrifice

Lying in the room of the dated faded empty photo frames
Crying while you listen to the songs that your father
sang

Just when you think it's over
It starts all over again
Track Name: Brain
BRAIN
by Bill Carter

Fading...all burnt out... i should make it...but i have
my doubts
The streets are all rivers I'm being swept down
The hippies all freaked and moved out of town
Life's a two way mirror nothing on the other side
A melting mass of fear soaked in formaldehyde

CHORUS:

I cant own my name...DNA blew away
Didn't even leave a stain
On my Brain Brain Brain

It's time...to ride the blind mule...more wine…I'm
starting to drool
When they ate my soul I heard the jug band play
Now the homeless stalkers' got nothing to say
It's time to brown...get on down the line...this rolling
Black out is really blownin' my mind

CHORUS:

The wire......is hotter than it looks....damn liars…..dis
place got spooks
Got to laugh to keep from crying everywhere I go
I want an old blues song on the radio
I still hear you Howlin'..Houndog and Kokomo
You sound so sugar sweet....let's start the show

CHORUS:
Track Name: Fields of Stone
FIELDS OF STONE
by Bill Carter

HERE AGAIN, GONE WITH THE WIND.
PURPLE LEAVES FROM WAY BACK WHEN
WHITE GOLD AND WHITE, PRISM STARLIGHT,
HERE COMES THE NIGHT, WATCH IT BEND

THROUGH THE CLOUDS, BLOWN AWAY,
DREAM OUT LOUD EVERY OTHER DAY

DON'T TAKE TOO MUCH,
WON'T TAKE TOO LONG
TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE IF YOU JUST USE IT FOR YOUR
SONG

FIELDS OF STONE FALLEN TREES
WHAT YOU TAKE YOU CAN LEAVE

BY THE STREAM, THERE FOR FREE, THE SWEET TASTE OF
PSYCHEDELIC PHILOSOPHY
GROOVE ALONG, DON'T ACT SURPRISED,
IF HEAVEN OPENS UP BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES

STRANGER MINDS, DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD,
THE WORLD IS CHANGING FASTER THAN THE LOST LIFE THAT YOU'VE LEAD
WHERE FAITH IS STRONG AND YOU BELIEVE
ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER WAY TO LET YOUR HEART RECEIVE

FIELDS OF STONE FALLEN TREES
WHAT YOU TAKE YOU CAN LEAVE
Track Name: Can't Function
CAN'T FUNCTION
by Bill Carter


I can't function on your medicine baby,
Too strong for me
Day by day lately I feel weak and shaky,
Think I might have O.D.'d.

Cant you see Lord I'm a dying man,
Flat on my back with a lovesick disease.
My heart is in my hand, gotta rise on up
Stick it, stick it right back in

I can't function on your medicine darlin', got me way too big a dose.
I'm goin' blind, like being drunk all the time, my resistance is low
Sweat all night, try to put up a fight, but it's rough, man it's rough
What's a guy to do, I'm addicted to you, and I never get enough
And now I've got so I cant get off that stuff

I can't function on your medicine honey, it's killin' me

Stay out my mind, your in it all the time, you never leave
I cant think straight, it's hard to tolerate, and now I'm in deeper
than deep
And the side effects are really affecting me

I can't function on your medicine woman, it's killing me
Track Name: Amerijuana
AMERIJUANA


I smoke marijuana, play Americana, try to make a livin'
at night
Don't wanna be famous, a household name just, scares
outta me the livin' daylights
Got to find me a groove, a laid back mood, a little bit of
peace somehow
In a world of distraction, don't need no more action, had
enuff to last me for now

I'm not really sure what they're all itchin' to do
All this high tech, slow death, grotesque crystal meth
is killin' me and you...so I just...

Smoke marijuana, play Americana, try to make a livin'
at night
Don't wanna be famous, a household name just, scares
outta me the livin' daylights
Got to find me a groove, a laid back mood, a little bit of
peace somehow
In a world of distraction, don't need no more action, had
enuff to last me for now

This great big world gets smaller everyday
All the web sites, blog bytes, neophytes, Jesus Christ
reality done changed it's name

I smoke marijuana, play Americana, try to make a livin'
at night
Don't wanna be famous, a household name just, scares
outta me the livin' daylights
Got to find me a groove, a laid back mood, a little bit of
peace somehow
In a world of distraction, don't need no more action, had
enuff to last me for now.
Track Name: Bel Air Motel
BEL AIR MOTEL


Never goin' down to the Bel Air motel,
Never gonna go down there
Somebody cryin' somebody dyin'
Down at the dirty Bel Air

Never see the sun shine through the window just
Dark and pourin' rain
Silence all laughter a cold damp draft shares
Thirteen rooms of pain

They check in only when they're feelin' lonely
And thinkin' bout checkin' out
Walls close in, the room it spins and the demons
Scream and shout

If you walk better run, if your drive better turn
Around, tellin' you brother beware
Ain't no way it's safe to stay,
It's hell down at the Bel Air

Evil corner in the neighborhood
Where the devil makes his bed
Dogs run free in the middle of the street
And the stop light's stuck on red.

Never goin' down to the Bel Air motel,
Never gonna go down there
Somebody cryin' somebody dyin'
Down at the dirty Bel Air
Track Name: Devil in Evilin
DEVI LIN EVILIN

SHE CAN BE PRECIOUS, SHE CAN BE SWEET, MAKE ME TASTE THE FRUIT
I SWORE I'D NEVER EAT
MAKES HOT LOVE TO ME, TILL I CAN BARELY TALK
SHE LOVES THAT OLD GRAVEYARD, AND THE FOG DOWN AT THE DOCKS
MY SWEET DARK ANGEL, ORIGINAL SIN
MUST BE THE DEVIL IN EVILIN, MUST BE THE DEVIL IN EVILIN

I TAKE HER OUT RIDIN' IN MY SOUPED UP DEATH MACHINE
SHE SITS RIGHT BESIDE ME, ALWAYS ACTS OBSCENE
SINGS THOSE DIRTY BLUES, THAT MAKE MY ROOSTER CROW
WHEN SHE RUNS HER HANDS ALL ON ME, I TAKE HER EVERYWHERE
SHE WANTS TO GO
SHE PLAYS ME FOR THE FOOL, BUT I LOVE THAT EVIL GRIN
MUST BE THE DEVIL IN EVELYN, MUST BE THE DEVIL IN EVELYN

SHE BURNS ME WITH HER BODY LIKE A TASER FROM A COP
WHILE BEGGIN' HER FOR MERCY, I BEG HER NOT TO STOP
IF SATAN HAS A DAUGHTER, I KNOW WHERE SHE LIVES
A SICK TWISTED ADDICTION, HELL KNOWS THATS WHAT SHE IS
I NEED AN EXORCISM, THE WAY SHE MAKES MY HEAD SPIN
MUST BE THE DEVIL IN EVILIN, MUST BE THE DEVIL IN EVILIN
Track Name: Save You
SAVE YOU

Out where there's a strange revelation
In your mind it's just too far out of reach
And it's sad to watch your broken heart keep breaking
Cryin' that your dyin' and you can't breathe

It's been raining every night in the city
And it's cold and grey most all the day time
You wake up wracked in pain and it's a pity
Praying that the warm sun will shine

No one can save you but you
No one can save you but you
Angel it's never too late,
You've got to believe and have faith
After all life can put you through
No one can save you but you

I can't be your savior, but I can help you survive
It ain't easy but sooner or later, it's you alone
Gotta make that long hard climb

I can hold you in my arms like a child
And promise to stay right by your side
But honey when you walk that long last mile
The love that you feel deep down your soul won't be
denied

No one can save you but you
No one can save you but you
Angel it's never too late,
You've got to believe and have faith
After all life can put you through
No one can save you but you
Track Name: That's What I'm Doin' Here
THAT'S WHAT I'M DOIN' HERE


I WOKE UP IN THE DRIVIN' RAIN
IN THE MIDDLE OF A WORLD I CAN'T EXPLAIN
I STOOD UP WHEN I HEARD THE CALL
TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT AND MAN THAT'S ALL
THAT'S WHAT I'M DOIN' HERE

NOT EVERYBODY GONNA WALK THAT LINE
IT'S A DANGEROUS THING WHEN YOU SPEAK YOUR MIND
SWALLOW YOUR FEAR CAUSE YOU CAN'T IGNORE
THE SOUND OF THOSE WHO CAN'T SPEAK NO MORE
THAT'S WHAT I'M DOIN' HERE


I JUST CANT TURN AWAY, THERE'S A VOICE INSIDE MY BRAIN
TELLIN' ME TO HELP MY BROTHER
UNTIL WE FIND A WAY, UNTIL WE SEE THAT DAY
THIS NIGHT ROLLS ON LIKE THUNDER
THAT'S WHAT I'M DOIN' HERE

I'VE SEEN THE FACE OF DARK DESPAIR
DON'T EVER WANT TO GO BACK THERE
WHEN THAT POOL OF PAIN IS CLEAR
I'LL SEE THAT PEACE AND LOVE APPEAR

GOTTA KNOCK DOWN ALL OF HATREDS' WALLS
AND SEE THE LIGHT BEFORE DARKNESS FALLS
I'LL RAISE MY SONG UP TO THE SKY
THE TRUTH IT WILL NOT BE DENIED

THATS WHAT I'M DOIN' HERE
THATS WHAT I'M DOIN' HERE
THATS WHAT I'M DOIN' HERE