Sky Blue DeVille

by Adam Klein & The Wild Fires

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1.
In a sky blue DeVille/ you were my one and only on the window sill/ you rest your head and it was lovely oh I really wanna go/ back to then with you my friend We were playing cards/ you said I was the jack of all trades you were the queen of hearts/ reigning your love on me like spades oh I really wanna go back to then with you my friend Now I’m here on a mission/ baby i’m wishing we might stay back in the olden days I’ll take you round the block/ a time or two like we used to and at the soda pop shop/ we’ll be rockin’ round the clock bopping to the jukebox oh I really wanna go back to then with you my friend If I could do it all again/ woulda settled down yeah we coulda got married but this show I’m in/ won’t be slowing down til I’m dead and buried oh I really wanna go back to then with you my friend Now I’m here on a mission baby i’m wishing upon my star for a getaway car I could sing a song with no one listening at all and up on the bluffs by the lake you and me in the hot night air oh Dixie skating at the rainbow hangin’ at Charlie’s Record Shop walking down Main Street to 3rd to Alabama
2.
Seventy-five all the way to Nashville/ my barstool baby at the Legends Bar Hank and friends down by the river/ my Georgia home it ain’t too far Green green mountains of Kentucky/ such a clear blue Kentucky sky storm’s a-rollin’ ’cross Indiana/ Champaign almost passed me by *Whistle’s blowin’ for the next town/ think I’ll pack my things and go baby I’ll write you from the highway/ guess I’m just a restless soul Pullin’ in to golden Colorado/ with the great sunrise from the eastern plains
Red red glow of the mighty Rockies/ cool cool breeze of a Denver rain Country girls in a lonely western summer/ the Ashtray Hearts in ole Cheyenne cuttin’ through the black hills of the morning/ with the purple sands of the bad Badlands *Whistle’s blowin’ for the next town/ think I’ll pack my things and go baby I’ll write you from the highway/ guess I’m just a restless soul
3.
03:40
Living a lonely life living a lonely life I feel I’m on the outside looking living like a passerby Got too late to call/ it got too late to call I never wanna wake you up/ sleeping in your slumber *In days to come/ baby I’ll be by your side You beat your drum/ so easy for me to decide I’m comin’ for your love Even the rains come down/ even the rains come down You know when your hearts breaks in/ living in a cheap motel She’s a lady of the night/ she’s a lady of the night She’ll never get a piece of my soul/ wrapped in you so tight *In days to come baby I’ll be by your side Under the gun/ funny how we feel so alive When it’s all on the line When I wander will you take me back again It’s a wonder you still believe in me *In days to come baby I’ll be by your side Under the gun/ funny how we feel so alive When it’s all on the line
4.
I’m drivin’ in the rain/ going back home again They say i’m living a dream/ it’s gonna break me in the end Two hands on the wheel/ and your hardened like steel A reed in the wind/ through thick and through thin *And it casts a grey cloud/ a doubt in my mind It’s a selfish love that I have shown The king on the throne Sleep it won’t come/ til the nighttime is done And you’re picking up speed with the amphetamines You don’t feel the change/ when you’re home on the range A rancher in disguise/ but they won’t sympathize *And it casts a grey cloud/ a doubt in my mind It’s a selfish love that I have shown The king on the throne Just a shadow of what used to be/ I got a paranoid mind Roller coasters and magazines/ and a hollowed out smile While bluebottle flies swarming at my side keeping me alive *And it casts a grey cloud/ a doubt in my mind It’s a selfish love that I have shown The king on the throne
5.
The lights in the graveyard/ like candles in paper bags it’s a carnival if I didn’t know better/ it could be a fair if I didn’t know Farm fields of Georgia appear ’round this midnight curve Can I find the nerve to find myself/ am I trying to live like somebody else? *Coulda been gone baby I just never did leave It’s my home and I long to stay Maybe I was wrong and underachieved Stoned in a southern way I got stoned in a southern way They sold dead bulbs of marigolds/ and everybody buys what the preacher told Life’s a barbecue in the afternoon Shine a path like a tarmac/ clear the way we won’t ever look back There’s gotta be something better in another land I’ll write you a note in a rock n roll band *Coulda been gone baby I just never did leave It’s my home and I long to stay Maybe I was wrong and underachieved Stoned in a southern way I got stoned in a southern way Don’t wanna think just about myself Oh if only we can make it then you will know You’re where I wanna be *Coulda been gone baby I just never did leave It’s my home and I long to stay Maybe I was wrong and underachieved Stoned in a southern way I got stoned in a southern way
6.
I’m running circles in the big city I know I should be happy in the big city Slip into the bait shop and tackle bar/ looking for some company Grey light on the buildings/ grey light on the buildings Dusty flag tattered stripes and stars Cold air stings it makes me cry at least I’ll say that’s why Cover away the scars now/ and the faint tattoos from a long ago drunken night Build yourself a bright day/ build yourself a bright day *Goodnight nobody have we come very far All I feel is nothing just a heavy heart Broken bird on a hard sidewalk You listen to hear the words it’d say if it could talk See the barge passing slowly by Worn lady with her torch raised high Out here eating key lime pie at the edge of the world Red Hook in the rain/ see the sailors pour into port in the same way in these same Silent streets of cobblestone and now you’re feeling all alone All quiet on the inside all quiet on the inside *Goodnight nobody have we come very far All I feel is nothing just this heavy heart
7.
05:10
Jesse worked in the fields by day/ plantin’ cotton with Annie Mae under the hot Missouri sun She fixed him meals sent him off to play/ washed his hair and kept the dirt away said he was like her only son She’s a proud woman and she’s mean and tall/ got a stone face and a mountain jaw and she’s busy killin’ time There’s a curtain blowing with the window breeze/ and a black dress flowin’ to her knees hangin’ in the corner like a vine *Be still be still Zerelda til that day will come there’ll be flowers for the coffin/ you can put that black dress on you can put that black dress on Frank’s in the woods back behind the farm/ where Jesse ’bout blew off his arm and the militia men come down Water’s cold you can see your breath ain’t got a whole lotta runnin’ left in you paddle that boat without a sound The cavalry of the 25th go/ chasin' all the bushwhack secesh/ down every river and every road There’s the mill and the Baptist church/ Old Man Boggs standin’ in the lurch there’s the bridge and all he knowed *Be still be still Zerelda til that day will come there’ll be flowers for the coffin/ you can put that black dress on you can put that black dress on So go back go back to your tobacco/ with your gospel plow and your wooden hoe she’s a-waitin’ for you there You’re a gentleman all through and through/ you only do what you gotta do but in this life there’s just one care You could live all clean and good but you ain’t mean you’re misunderstood it’s a fight worth many lives Can’t stop now you always taste the thrill/ you kill to shoot and you shoot to kill and nothing’s resting heavy on Jesse’s mind *Be still be still Zerelda til that day will come there’ll be flowers for the coffin/ you can put that black dress on you can put that black dress on
8.
Baby I wanna know I wanna know where our love is Don’t bring me down don’t bring me down Baby I’m going out I’m leaving town where our love is Don’t bring me down don’t bring me down And the captain calls “All aboard” as the steamboat whistle blows and so the story goes/ I’m bound to leave you I’m bound to leave you And all the girls I’ve known I keep ’em in my heart where our love is Don’t worry now don’t bring me down Babe a little rain must fall we can make it through it all from where our love is Don’t bring me down don’t hold me down And the captain calls “All aboard” as the steamboat whistle blows and so the story goes/ I’m bound to leave you I’ll see you when I’m home So many places I wanna go So many faces so many traces of love all around Oh the patterns and shapes of lives to be found To be known to be sung to be grown Baby I got a song I wanna sing about where our love is Don’t bring me down don’t bring me down
9.
A woman who shall compare The rise and fall ocean in her stare Belonging yes you are mine Through doubts and trials Across the songlines in the dreamtime I’m riding down the highway of your love Only makes me feel a little stronger Riding down the highway of your love Can we make it last a little longer Longing I must confess To be touched by the hem of her dress Parting in the rain Now I’m changed I wanna be with you for life I’m riding down the highway of your love Only makes me feel a little stronger Riding down the highway of your love Can we make it last a little longer

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Adam Klein's fifth release, featuring new band The Wild Fires.

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released April 16, 2013

Adam Klein- acoustic guitar, vocals
Steve Abercrombie- bass
Crash Cason- electric guitar
Bronson Tew- drums; electric guitar on "Sky Blue DeVille", "Drivin' in the Rain", "In a Southern Way" & "Highway of Your Love"; bass on "Drivin' in the Rain" & "Days to Come"; piano on "Restless Soul" and "Drivin' in the Rain"; harmony vocals

Special guests:
Randall Bramblett- Wurlitzer on "Sky Blue DeVille" and "Jesse's Mind"; Rhodes on "In a Southern Way; piano on "Days to Come"; tenor sax on "Goodnight Nobody"
Ike Stubblefield- Hammond B3 organ on "Highway of Your Love"
David Blackmon- fiddle on "Goodnight Nobody"
Kyshona Armstrong- harmony vocals on "Highway of Your Love" and "Goodnight Nobody"
Tom Ryan- baritone sax on "Goodnight Nobody"
J.R. Beckwith- trumpet on "Goodnight Nobody"
Adam Poulin- violin on "Days to Come"
Mark Cunningham and Michael Bowman- group vocals on "Where Our Love Is"

Recorded and engineered by Bronson Tew @ Full Moon Studio in Watkinsville, GA
Additional recording at Dial Back Sound (Water Valley, MS) and Steady Roller Sound (Athens, GA)
Mixed by Bronson Tew @ Dial Back Sound
Produced by Bronson Tew and Adam Klein
Mastered by Tate Huff @ Huff Recording Studios in Good Hope, GA
Mastered for vinyl by Tom Lewis @ Studio 1093 in Athens, GA
Cover art and design by Jason Harwell (www.mathletemedia.com)

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Adam Klein is a singer/songwriter playing folk, folk rock, Americana, and West African Mande-inspired music out of Atlanta via Athens, GA. Klein's 7th album, "Low Flyin' Planes" was released on 3/1/19.

Klein releases his music on his Cowboy Angel Music label.

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