Spirit Of Tradition

by Vermilion Whiskey

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Road King 04:00
My mama used to say Turn that music down Every time she’d walk away I turn it way up loud I feel like I was born this way Feel it in my bones Now I’m livin’ every day So far away from home On the road I am the king Of my own Of everything Yeah Forever switchin’ gears Always on the run Livin’ the last several years Just followin’ the sun After all, the world is round Never see the end Just when you think I might stay I run away again On the road I am the king Of my own, of my life Of everything I will roam, I will stray I will grow, who needs a home anyway Yeah Who needs a home Wheels keep turnin’ I’ve been learnin’ Constantly yearnin’ for the road Never slowin’ Keep on goin’ Livin’ like a rollin’ stone 2nd CHORUS Who needs a home Who needs it Livin on the road
Back in the day Things were much easier It’s all a haze I won’t forget who I am Won’t forget who I am You dwell upon the past You try to make it last But I don’t look back The future’s all I see Stuck in reverse, on down the line Only remember the good times Nothin’ wrong with change I’m where I want to be, yeah CHORUS You told me once before You wanted nothing more But to get fucked up, piss your life away At the time I felt the same A time to work and a time to play Some sacrifices, just have to be made, yeah CHORUS Misplacing The dreams you had when you were young Replace them With things that show how far you’ve come Inside you The past is dying underneath Around you What makes you who you want to be Who you want to CHORUS
Come Find Me 05:29
Come find me I’m falling Into the arms of another world Come find me If you will Take your time, I’m fading slow There is a place within us all Where faces stare down from the walls Pass by me I’m crawling My hands and knees are blood and dirt Come find me If you will Take your time, I’m laying low There is a place within us all Where faces stare down from the walls Down At me And all my foolish things Yeah, come find me Caught between A rock and a hard place Wipe the blank expression from my face Breathe in I land on my feet Breathe out the woes of yesterday, yeah I’m falling down I’m laying low Yeah, come find me
Monolith 05:13
Times are hard For every little man Reaching out To feel a helping hand Constant vigilance Out to get What I need Watching out for those who like to bit the hand that feeds No longer taking names But I’m kickin’ some ass Some things will never change Till I’m running out of gas I try to keep some faith In all that I’ve got left I’m pushing against those odds I’m a monolith Preaching truth To those within my realm Guiding the ship, that is my world I’m at the helm Sanity remains Got it all together now Built like a brick shithouse Not one for backing down CHORUS CHORUS
One Night 04:59
Can I buy you a drink Or have you had enough Said do you want another drink Or have you had enough What’s your name little thing I’ve seen you here before I like the way you do your thing Swear I’ve seen you here before I’m not tryin’ to take you home But I live right down the road Down the road Let’s go down to the water’s edge For a night, I’ll never forget We’ll take our time, You get yours and I’ll get mine Can’t wait to do it again I woke up the next mornin’ She done hauled ass out the house She never gave me no warnin’ She never made a sound I said damn I must be dreamin’ Drank all day and cried Said god damn I must be dreamin’ I drank whiskey and I cried Oh, I cried When I looked out from my front door I saw her comin’ up the drive Comin’ up the drive We went down to the water’s edge For a night, I’ll never forget We took our time, You got yours and I got mine Can’t wait to do it again Do it again It’s the boss ya’ll We can take it slow I ain’t got no where to go Said I’m down till the early mornin’ now One more time mama gimme some more, whoa yeah 2nd CHORUS
Loaded Up 04:12
I bought a hotrod with my last paycheck today Big block Chevy, down to the levee With some girls that wanted to play Not worried bout 9 to 5, Do what I do best No dead ringer Big middle finger in the air Said fuck the rest, yeah And when you wake up I’ll already be gone No offense to you my friend I rise before the sun These parish lines go by Like margins on a page Words for faces In the low places And the girls all play the same Stoppin’ where the good time roll Drinkin’ and feelin’ fine 944-7539 Call for a good time, yeah CHORUS I rise before the sun I rise Loaded up for another ride Hit the gas and I crack a smile Hair of the dog and I’m on my way By second gear I’ll be down the road Where I’ll stop baby no one knows So save my number for another day


Spirit of Tradition is an assault of classic southern riffage that feels as good as it sounds. Devoid of frills and to the point, this album is a collaboration of the minds; capturing VW's ever-persuasive blend of rock and metal with just the right amount of underlying depth and grit.


released February 17, 2017

All music written and produced by Vermilion Whiskey
Recorded at 10 South Productions and Leap Studios Lafayette LA
Mixed by Kent Stump of Crystal Clear Sound DFW TX
Mastered by Tony Reed of HeavyHead Recording Company WA St
Artwork by Mike Calhoun of Sketchy Intuitions DFW TX
Released by 10 South Productions Lafayette LA
©2017 All Rights Reserved 10 South Productions Lafayette LA


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