Meteor

by Melissa Ruth

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released March 1, 2019

Melissa Ruth- Vox, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keys, Concertina, Handclaps
Johnny Leal- Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar, Handclaps
Rick DeVol- Bass
Simon Lucas- Drums

All songs written and arranged by Melissa Ruth

Meteor was Produced by Melissa Ruth

All songs recorded, mixed, and mastered by Don Ross at Don Ross Productions
Album Design by Sarah Gensert
Photos by Flint & Flame Photography

All songs [Copyright] 2019 Melissa Ruth
All songs [Publishing Right] 2019 Melissa Ruth
Who Said Music ASCAP

Thank You
To the Likely Stories: Simon, Rick & Johnny
To my family
To my buds
To Leah
To Don
To Sarah
To my students
To my teachers
To the West
To Johnny

To you

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Doo-Wop Twang:The space of blues, the teeth of country, and the grit of rock n roll.

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Track Name: West
The West ain’t Texas
The West ain’t Tenessee
The West ain’t Kansas
Or Oklahoma or Sioux City
We’ve got mountains to climb
Before we reach the sea

The West ain’t no Pontiac
It ain’t an Airstream
The West ain’t no Cadillac
It ain’t a flatbed, it ain’t an 18
We’ve got wild horses to ride
Before we runnin free

The West ain’t no fiddle and bow
It ain’t an SG
The West ain’t your daddy’s dobro
It ain’t a shiny lapsteel
You’ve got skins and tongues to learn
Before you’re singin for me
Track Name: Long Haul Heartbreak
Run
900 miles til I see your face
300 shows, not a moment’s grace
Downtown, low down, and high
I would like to see the Mississippi ‘fore I die

Run
West Coast you’re an old ghost to me
It’s where we fell the old family tree
Timber towns are gone now, forests have run dry
I would like to see the Mississippi ‘fore I die

Run
Chasing songs down empty streets
Does it make me strong or does it make me weak?
Pullin up roots, chokin the lines, valleys so deep and waters so wide
I would like to see the Mississippi ‘fore I die

I’m on a long haul heartbreak
Run
Track Name: Meteor
Fallen stars,
Drunks in bars,
Old guitars, broke-down cars,
Meteors

Flash of light,
Bloody fight,
Overdrive, hitchhiker
Meteor

Burnin fast, burnin hot
This won’t last, you won’t stop

I can’t see the stars in the sky
I can’t hear the cars passing by
I am bound like drink to your breath
I am found where your fingers meet the frets
Meteor
Meteor
Track Name: Goodbye Again
I got my coat, I got my hat, I’m all paid on the tab
There ain’t nothing left to do but go on
I pick myself up out the chair, don’t nobody stare
It’s ok, I’m good, and I’m gone

It’s been too many nights of I can’t recall
The name on the pillow, the writing on the wall
The blood on the strings
Is on everything
So it’s the last time I’m saying goodbye again

I turn my collar to the wind, she’s blowing again
Only this time I can’t pretend I don’t feel her
I turn my key in the lock, the house is cold and dark
The moon is high, the cupboard’s dry, and it’s just me

It’s been too many nights of I can’t recall,
The name on the pillow, the writing on the wall
The blood on the strings
Is on everything
So it’s the last time I’m saying goodbye again.

It’s goodbye to the smoke
Goodbye to the dope
Goodbye to my lonesome friends
I’ll miss the laughs
And all the good times we had
But it’s the last time I’m saying goodbye again

Take off my makeup, take off my clothes, there’s nothing left here but ghosts
There’s nothing left here to do but forgive them.
I’d like to try to find some peace before I die
So I’m praying for another day living

Because it’s been too many nights of I can’t recall,
The name on the pillow, or the writing on the wall
And the blood on the strings
Is on everything
So it’s the last time I’m saying goodbye
It’s the last time I’m saying goodbye.
Track Name: Broken Heart
Take me out dancing
Somewhere on the bayou
Down in Louisiana
Soft and slow
If anyone should ask you,
You don’t know

Turn off the highway
Turn on the radio
“I shot a man in Reno”
“That’s just the way love goes”
If anyone should ask you,
You don’t know

You don’t know
You don’t know
If anyone should ask you,
You don’t know

Transcontinental
Steel and tar
All the way from Santa Fe
Under the stars
If anyone should ask me,
It was a broken heart

Ratatatata….
Track Name: Sugar Pill
My heart’s a traitor, my hand is a thief
My head’s a stranger, my body is weak
Medicine is sweet, medicine is pure
And damn if that medicine don’t feel like the cure

Sugar pill, sugar pill
You know how to get me by
Sugar pill, sugar pill
I ain’t gotta moan, I ain’t gotta cry

My bed is vacant, my house is on fire
My name is forsaken for the sake of desire
Medicine is sweet, medicine is pure
And damn if that medicine don’t feel like the cure

Sugar pill, sugar pill
You know how to get me by
Sugar pill, sugar pill
I ain’t gotta moan, I ain’t gotta cry

Sugar pill, sugar pill
You know how to get me high
Sugar pill you sure feel real
I ain’t gonna let you go,
You’re my Alamo
Track Name: Free Your Life
Free your mind, give it time, listen
Get inspired, feel the fire, listen
There’s a hole in your head, there’s a hole in your heart
Let it go, my friend let it blow apart
Free your mind

Free your love, know the dove, listen
Speak her name, feel the flame, listen
There’s a hole in your head, there’s a hole in your heart
Let it go, my friend let it blow apart
Free your love


There’s a hole in your head, there’s a hole in your heart
Let it go, my friend let it blow apart
Free your life
Track Name: Hey Mr. Bartender
Hey Mr. Bartender
Please don’t let me down
I got one hand in my pocket
And I got one foot in the ground
Please don’t make me settle up
Just pour that whiskey down

Hey Mr. Policeman
Please don’t let me down
I got both hands where you can see em
And I got one foot in the ground
Please don’t point that gun at me
Just run me out of town

Hey Mr. Banker
Please don’t let me down
I got my shoulder to the wheel
And I got one foot in the ground
Please don’t take my home from me
Just let this ship aground

Hey Mr. President
Please don’t let me down
I got my eye on my mobile phone
And one foot in the ground
Please don’t start another war
Just wear your crooked crown
Please don’t start another war
Just wear your crooked crown

So hey Mr. Bartender
Please don’t let me down
I got one hand in my pocket
And I got one foot in the ground
Please don’t make me settle up
Just pour that whiskey down
Track Name: Take It All
Take it all
Take the house take the car
Take the books take the guitar
Take it all

You take it all
You take the prize you take the cake
You take my breath away
You take it all

You took it all
You took my hand you took my lips
You took my heart you took my hips
You took it all

So take it all
Take the house take the car
Take the books take the guitar
Take it all

Take it all
Track Name: The Knot
There’s a ring on the table that’s shiny and cold
Where you left your whiskey and coke
There’s a dress in the closet that’s satin and white
From your daughter’s quinceanera last Saturday night

We don’t need no justice of the peace to know what’s right
We just take our heartstrings and tie the knot real tight

There’s a card on the icebox that says: Save the Date
From your late sister Rosa from back in ‘98
There’s a cake in the freezer that’s gettin real stale
From the night we went a-dancin after I sprung you from jail

We don’t need no justice of the peace to know what’s right
We just take our heartstrings and tie the knot real tight

We don’t need no justice of the peace to know what’s true
And that is that you love me
And I love you
Track Name: You Are Not Alone
Ain’t the day hard?
Busy people, fast cars
Don’t home seem so very far away?
Ain’t the day hard?

Ain’t the night long?
Empty bottles and sad songs
Ain’t nothing, ain’t nobody where they belong
Ain’t the night long?

But you are not alone
You ain’t singing to no stone
Your life’s a spinning wheel
And your love’s a golden seal
And you are not alone

When faith and dream
Ain’t yours it seems
And your beating heart’s up on your sleeve
For the wide world to see

You are not alone
You ain’t singing to no stone
Your life’s a spinning wheel
And your love’s a golden seal
And you are not alone

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