Presence & Gain

by Blacktop Deluxe

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released September 11, 2015

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Blacktop Deluxe Cornwall, UK

New British Blues/Rock Power Trio.
Formed when Keith Howe and Alan Ibbotson got back together (both well known for their previous work in the Band 'Blue on Black'.
"These guys are Rockin' The Blues in the new Brit' Rock style"..
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Track Name: Crank It Up
No need to hold hands it was fend for yourself, Cut to the chase or get left on the shelf
Chorus
And crank it up, crank it up, that old saying is true,
Crank it up, crank it up. It’s just what we do.
Drums Bass and Strat pick the bones out of that and crank it up.
Now firing it up is the thought for the day, The hammer is down and we came here to play
With plenty of horses tucked under the hood. Rocking’s our business and business is good
Chorus
You can’t keep a tone if you hold yourself back, for shifting some air you just can’t beat a stack.
Turning it down brings a dreamier state. But eleven’s the mark to step up to the plate.
Chorus
Track Name: Standing In The Blues
How easily you lie babe, you always knew too much about me.
Our friends kept asking why, I lived my life on blended knee.
Chorus
Seems like nothing I can do
We’re one divided by two,
All this running round you do,
Just leaves me standing round in the Blues.
You know you used to help me fly; Now you’ve reset my world to zero.
I can’t claim no alibi, like you say, I’m no super hero.
Chorus
Well it’s just another Ghost town, as I walk your lonesome highway.
You’ve left me all tore down, As if things ever went my way.
Chorus to end
Track Name: Black Jack
Faces in the window, on a southbound train.
Tracing their reflections, in the driving rain.
Chorus
Time keeps on rollin’ bye, echoes of what we choose.
Memories of you and I, lines from those Black Jack Blues.
Just another motel, chain upon the door.
Trying to remember, What we’re fighting for.
Chorus
Opening a new pack, dealing from the heart.
I’m burning down the church house, for a brand new
start.
Chorus
Track Name: One Step At A time
I could hear the sirens calling, they were reaching out for me.
They were searching for the fallen, and lost souls just like me.
Chorus
Then somewhere in the distance, I heard you speak my name.
And calling for resistance, to keep me in the game.
You said you’d seen the future, and this was not my time.
So you’d make that journey with me,
One step at a time.
With each day came the demon’s, but you were always there to share.
No time to love it later, just one more cross to bare.
Chorus
So slowly passed the hours, and each step took it’s toll.
But in the shadow of your powers, I felt you heal my soul.
Chorus to end
Track Name: It Don't Work Like That
You’ve been down, following this and that.
Under a frown yeah, wearing a wishing hat.
Chasing a ride, hoping to cut some slack.
Always denied yeah, with never an answer back.
Chorus
Who can live life a diplomat?
And never ask this or question that
Taking a chance of falling flat.
It don’t work like that.
It don’t work like that.
It don’t work like that.
It don’t work like that.
You gotta’ run, before you can walk they say.
Chasing the one yeah, keeping the wolf at bay
It’s mighty strange, how many get in your way
Pursuing change yeah, avoiding their judgement day.
Chorus
You’d be excused, for thinking it gone to Rats
But don’t refuse yeah, to sit on a wisdom mat.
Truth be told, it’s never that far away.
A heart of gold yeah, will save you on any day.
Chorus to end
Track Name: Right Side Of Wrong
Look over yonder girl, I’m free and Texas bound.
Keep your eyes on the horizon, and your tailgate down.
You’ll hear me coming girl, singing this righteous song.
Cause’ I was born, just on the right side of wrong.
The warden in Polunsky, couldn’t hold me down.
So I helped him see the future, wearing a crow black gown.
He heard me coming girl, singing my righteous song.
Cause’ I was born, just on the right side of wrong.
Now folks who hardly know me, say I might mean you harm.
Cos’ your witness testimony, put me on ‘the farm’.
You’ll hear me coming girl, singing my righteous song.
Cause’ I was born, just on the right side of wrong.
Just this side of midnight, you’ll hear that screen door slam.
And sitting on your front porch, will be your back door man.
You’ll hear me coming girl, singing this righteous song.
Cause’ I was born, just on the right side of wrong.
Cause’ I was born, just on the right side of wrong.
Cause’ I was born, just on the right side of wrong.
Track Name: Chasin' Snakes
Hey, Hey, Hey. Hey, Hey, Hey.
Saw you scrolling, down the page, finger on the trigger babe, just like a pressure gauge.
Had to ask, to be your friend. There’s a little message girl I needed to send.
I Ain’t got no money and I know that your blue. So I’m sending some love meant just for you.
Hey, Hey, Hey. Hey, Hey, Hey.
Hey, Hey, Hey. Sharing some love babe. Hey, Hey, Hey, meant just for you.
Now I’ve got you, just can’t let go, I need to keep you girl, cos babe we’re on a roll.
Just never leave me, keep our love bright, message me girl, morning noon and night.
You know I’ll always love you, you know I’ll treat you right.
So keep those likes coming girl, press those keys tight.
Hey, Hey, Hey. Hey, Hey, Hey, keep those likes coming girl. Hey, Hey, Hey, Press those keys tight Hey, Hey Hey.
Hey, Hey, Hey. Hey, Hey, Hey. Hey, Hey, Hey. Hey, Hey. Hey.
Cos we’re chasin’ snakes, throwing bones, it’s what it takes, it’s how we roll.
Making friends we seldom see and just getting likes for you and me
So all day long, from dusk ‘til dawn, we’re chasin’ snakes and throwing bones.
All day long, from Dusk ‘til Dawn, you know we’re just chasin’ them snakes & throwing them bones.
All day long, from Dusk ‘til Dawn, we’re chasin’ snakes and throwing bones.
Chasin’ snakes, chasin’ them snakes , throwing bones, and were throwing them Bones.
Chasin’ snakes, chasin them snakes babe, Throwing bones, throwing them Bones.
Track Name: New Money
A slow ride to Huston, is how we start today.
With Blues on the border, and there’ll be hell to pay.
Chorus
Playing for new money, ain’t all milk and honey
But we just won’t quit the game.
A blue plate special, is the meal of the day.
The Cool in the corner, still won’t make his play.
Chorus
A cheap shot of nothing, can buy some time.
With all bases loaded, we got an axe to grind.
Chorus to End
Track Name: Suds & Crow
Hey Johnny boy, say what’s your problem? You’re
running round like a chimpanzee.
Whatever happened to tall dark & handsome?
Right now you’re looking like a refugee.
Chorus
But who am I, your brother’s keeper?
We hit that sweet spot every time we meet.
See the Mercury, Rise in the morning.
Watch the steam down the valley road
Fill your mouth with, Cherry Honey.
Followed by some Suds & Crow.
See you & me we’re like oil & water. Forces of
nature, we don’t mix well.
Best kept apart like a, fatal attraction. Taking a sip
opens the gates of hell.
Chorus
Just knock it back, & reap the whirlwind. You hold
a jar just like its fates right hand.
Don’t give a damn when you name your poison,
Mountain Dew’s as good as any brand.
Chorus to end
Track Name: Gibraltar Barn
Taking all risks, landing at Midnight, a Life in the
shade with no word of regret.
Saying farewell, to all left behind you, dropped like
a ball in a game of roulette.
Chorus
The love that you have, is all that you have, to place
in the way of harm.
Watching your life fade away far below you, just
like the lights of Gibraltar Barn.
The moonlight above, shines to the distance,
highlights the danger approaching fast.
Flying to France, a force of resistance, eyes to the
future, no thoughts of the past.
Chorus
Talking in tongues, so easily broken, a delicate
heart that’s as hard as nails.
Alone in the dark, treading on eggshells, a Johnny
come lately who cannot fail.
Chorus to end
Track Name: Too Little Too Late
I never let you know, I didn’t help you see.
How much I love you so, and what you meant to me.
I let you walk the floor, and worry over me.
And when you locked the door, I always took a key.
Chorus
Too little too late, no matter what I do.
I can’t change our fate, it’s too little too late,
And I’ll be losing you.
I can’t change our fate, it’s too little too late,
And I’ll be losing you.
I never peeled your grape, too busy drinking wine.
Whatever made you ape, seemed like a skill of mine.
You hoped the best of me, would get our life on track.
While you were there for me, I never got your back.
Chorus
It seems like yesterday, I heard you say I do.
The Preachers hair turned grey, I guess he knew me
too?
Your Mamma tried her best, she had to have her say.
It put her faith to test, visions of judgement day.
Chorus to end.
Track Name: Man Down (Bonus Track)
refrain. Yeah like lightning in the dark, like sweet
refreshing rain.
Always in the distance, but never out of sight.
There when you need them, to help you win the
fight.
Songs that inspire, never grow old,
Even though we tire, even though the spirits cold.
Where they come from, and what makes them choose.
That Road less travelled, ignored by me and you.
He “Couldn’t Stand The Weather”, but he’s “Alright
Now”.“Hey Joe” and “The Stealer”, come in to take
a bow.
“Angel Eyes” are watching him, down at “The
Laundromat”, “Voodoo Chile” at the “Crossroads”,
he ain’t never lookin’ back.
Songs that inspire, never grow old.
Even though we tire even though the spirits cold.
Where they come from, and what makes them choose.
That Road less travelled, ignored by me and you.
The light twice as bright last half as, long, as day
turns to night, another man gone,
the light twice as bright last half as, long, as day
turns to night,
Another Man Down, Another Man gone.
He “Couldn’t Stand The Weather”, but he’s “Alright
Now”.“Hey Joe” and “The Stealer”, come in to take
a bow.
“Angel Eyes” are watching him, down at
“The Laundromat”, “Voodoo Chile” at the
“Crossroads”,he ain’t never lookin’ back.
Songs that inspire, will never grow old,
Even though we tire, even though the spirits cold.
Where they come from, and what makes them choose.
That Road less travelled, ignored by me and you.
The light twice as bright, lasts half as long,
As day turns to night, Yeah another Man Gone,
The light twice as bright, lasts half as long,
As day turns to night, another Man Gone
Another Man’s gone, Yeah another Man Gone.
Track Name: It Don't Work Like That (Radio Edit)
You’ve been down, following this and that.
Under a frown yeah, wearing a wishing hat.
Chasing a ride, hoping to cut some slack.
Always denied yeah, with never an answer back.
Chorus
Who can live life a diplomat?
And never ask this or question that
Taking a chance of falling flat.
It don’t work like that.
It don’t work like that.
It don’t work like that.
It don’t work like that.
You gotta’ run, before you can walk they say.
Chasing the one yeah, keeping the wolf at bay
It’s mighty strange, how many get in your way
Pursuing change yeah, avoiding their judgement
day.
Chorus
You’d be excused, for thinking it gone to Rats
But don’t refuse yeah, to sit on a wisdom mat.
Truth be told, it’s never that far away.
A heart of gold yeah, will save you on any day.
Chorus to end