Western Sunburst

by John Goodblood

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Songs written by John Goodblood.

Western Sunburst is:
Maximiliano Turco: Electric and acoustic guitar.
Tadeo Kvitka: Drums and Percussion.
John Goodblood: Bass, slide guitar, banjo and vocals.

Recorded and mixed by Dylan Lerner at Velozet Studios in late 2013.
Mastered by Pablo Bursztyn.

For Rita.


released January 11, 2016



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Track Name: Kill The Hippies.
Put a lock on the hand of a rambling man.
Thought he had her wrapped around his bed.
The one that decieve and the one who believe.
Had a lover sell him out to the feds.

"Come on, Doll. My head's an ashtray"
Catch your fall. Got a wrong God to pray.
You lie to be. Another woman that I see.
Killed another fish plenty of em' in the sea.

Goes to show. You oughta know.
I had the nerve to deserve
Every scar that I have earned.
Still my rotting mind runs to the house
My lover had burned.

Love on the door, leave your blood on the floor.
Don't mop it up I'm feeling blue about red.
You better take it from me. It's not a simple disease.
To heat a spoon without having it fed.

My oh my, this mess we dance in.
Cat got rat in Vodoo enchantment.
Well, well well. Live another day in Hell.
Dirty card to deal got a sour tear to sell.

Prey dont run away.
I rue the day after may
That she left me here to stray.
Still I live in this broken down house.
In the ashes I lay.

There's a woman you see.
In Ashville Tennessee.
Who pick the thorns from the rose to my spine.
Got a phone in her hand to call the cops on the man
Who keep a threat about crossing the line.

One foot up and a toenail dragging.
Throw my buddy J on the hoodoo wagon.
Another breeze here in Ashville burning trees.
Broken kneck to heal.
Gotta learn again to feel.

Prey, don't run away.
I rue the day after may
that she left me here to stray
Still I live in this broken down house.
In the ashes I lay.
Track Name: Raincoat Sunny
No fox trotting, rotting sins in my home.
Got a man who'll put some work on it for ya.
He got a one eyed red rabbit.
With a bad chain smoking habit.
Put the blues on the man who had sold ya.

She done took me to the riverside night
Said "John, you got some dues you've been hiding"
She took the pins and then picked me.
What loved me had bit me.
Fill my cup with tears that your mother's crying.

I don't know how I got here on the ground
But I guess I better dig me a hole.
To fill my grave so on the day that I die.
The roses lay either be none or one alone.

"You know. My momma told me: John, you're like a dog chasing cars. If you caught one, you wouldn't know what to do with it!"

Raincoat Sunny put a hole in your head
Even though you might have even deserved it.
From the worried reflection
That you dare even mention.
Your track you know she's heard it and burned it.

She done took me to the riverside night
Said "John you ain't the revelator writing"
She grabbed the doll and then cursed me.
Againts the wall my head bursting.
The bones that built a house for the dying.

The white dove flies at the break of the shore.
And the crow lands at the dead of night.
So I'll lay low like a snake that feels sore.
From the bite that took his mind and his sight.

My body shakes without making a sound.
So peacefuly I leave with my soul.
The sun bursts bright here in a desert so dry
Where the vultures come and pick me whole.
Track Name: Bad Champagne
Guess I just can't drink you anymore.
The room is spinning faster than before

I know wrong from right.
But I can't be trusted tonight.

Guess I wasn't ready for your kind of loving.
That stone hit me harder than I could have planned.

I thought I had a good disguise.
I tried to hide but I got busted

By the daughter of a cop.
I love the way she tasted but,
I could only tell another lie, about the man behind the borderline.

I drank up all your love.Now my heart is full of pain.
I'm never gonna drink you again, Bad Champagne.

Keep on pushing closer. I'm gonna drive you away.
I was having a ball until you brought that chain.
Track Name: Don't Smoke in Bed
Stung so helpless with only shame to leave a track
Home is a blurry misconception of a shack

"That´s how I get along little sugar
Get lost if you can´t dig it."
Live your life in a prison cell

Can´t put a price on my head.
Not even if I´m dead
Can you forget and instead of regret
be my sweet Jezebel?
Don´t smoke in bed

Little did I know she would forsake my trust
Then take a rattlesnake belt to choke out the rust

Your heaven is a place that I´d like to erase
But you stain there´s no chance of not leaving a trace.

It´s a lie when you say you´re mine
It´s a crime. and because you are foribdden you´re my vice

Take my advice. Girl when the moon is full you´ll live it
But when the sun comes up you gonna see your devils rise.

Get your fucking hands off human fly
I watch you cry

With your 96 tears from your 96 eyes
It´s a lie when you say you´re mine

It´s a crime. And because you are forbidden you´re my vice
Girl when the moon is full you´ll live it, but when the sun comes up
You gonna see your devils rise.