Fred Oakman & Donny Consla Split EP (Digital)

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1.
i take a little bit of sunshine in the keystone state
 drop a tiny touch of moonshine by the dinner plate
 it seems that somedays i'm a little more well
 and every Sunday I've learned to pray like hell

 sometimes I'm not much sometimes i'm it
 some never get up i never quit 
it makes me wonder no more than you
 the things I'll say and the things I'll do
 with the hope of feeling a little less remiss
 the dread of adding another to our list
 i take a little bit of happy with a pinch of salt
 don't act so crazy and never take the fall
 sometimes I'm not much sometimes i'm it
 some never get up i never quit 
it makes me wonder no more than most
 the things i've seen or where i'll go pour it out a little faster slow it down a touch 
make it last a little longer until the body goes numb 
i swear i need this to sweat out the sun
 my god i need this to keep from coming undone 
sometimes I'm not much sometimes i'm it
 some never get up i never quit 
it makes me wonder no more than you the things i'll say or the things i'll do 
i heard a whisper i heard a call
 i heard a howlin' then heard nothing at all
2.
The Road 03:56
The sky’s on fire again in southern California
 The horizon’s black what else is new
 LA’s dead, my eyes sting and my soul is worn
 and I’m On the road again 
 Rain filled walks in the heart of Seattle 
 Flying fish and coffee bars 
 Portland cries, come and make a home with me
 and I’m On the road again Another chilly night surrounded by the Great Lakes
 Keeping warm by the windshield defroster 
Detroit mourns windswept smokestacks find a home
 and I’m On the road again 
Abandoned factories in northeast Ohio
 Akron sings a rust filled song
 Cleveland gloats but she ain’t that far off
 and I’m On the road again 
A vintage hotel room in southwest Missouri 
 There’s another day ahead
 St. Louis calls pass this way through my shining arch
 and I’m On the road again
 Winding roads through the great smokey mountains
 All night drives sleep in cars
 Knoxville yells take your yankee hide out of here
 so I’m On the road again
 The peace and quiet of rural Pennsylvania
 Helps to ease my troubled mind
 Pittsburgh waits two hours south from here
 and I’m On the road again
 Yea I’m on the road again
 On the road again
3.
you've been torn into two
 by all of those dirty things that you do
 when all of the tidal waves washed out
 a whirlwind came in and blew you down haven't you been quite through enough
 you're hanging signs in your front lawn
 Depicting your candy coated sin
 you lost what little love you'd found again
 in all of the things you wish you'd done
 like a patch that you use to cover up the stories you've been telling everyone
 you try to buy your friends and you still got none
 (you're falling behind and you're out of love) 

it's all just a dream
 a whale of a tale
 it's just like the rest 
it never took much to trick the best you did it well you live your lies
 oh and isn't it nice
 well the weather's getting cold 
it twists and it turns creating folds
 in all of the straight laced boys and girls
 they're breaking the rules and they're taking their turns
 to see who the first to fall will be
 protecting their invulnerability in sweater weather smoke filled clubs 
 who ever said that once could ever be enough to learn about about ourselves
 we have to appreciate the heaven
 to get through these (our) hells
 and file in a line so goddamn long 
we have to find the time to write these goddamned songs 
it's all just a dream
 a whale of a tale it's just like the rest 
it never took much to trick the best 
i did it well i live my lies 
 oh i live my lies
4.
Blue Eyes 03:43
Hey there Blue Eyes
 You bring a smile to my face
 You strike a light for every one
 You bring a warmth to this place
 You make a better man of me
 You break me humble down to my knees
 When it’s darkest you will see with those blue eyes

 Hey there Blue Eyes
 You brought a spark to my life
 We’re walkin’ through them hemlock trees
 We’re easy livin’ like the breeze
 you make a better man of me
 you break me humble down to my knees 
when it's darkest you will see with those blue eyes 

 Hey there Blue Eyes
 You wake me up in the night
 We’re pickin’ on them gospel tunes
 Everything’s gonna be alright 
 you make a better man of me
 you break me humble down to my knees
 when it's darkest you will see with those blue eyes Life take you places you don’t expect 
If there a straight path forward I ain’t found it yet
 They say a man is the sum of his misfortunes 
But I disagree I’d say it's the sum of how he loves

 Hey there Blue Eyes
 Wasn’t sure I was meant for this 
 One thing’s for certain my son 
 I promise I’ll never quit
 you make a better man of me
 you break me humble down to my knees when it's darkest you will see with those blue eyes

 When it’s darkest you will see When it’s darkest you will see
 When it’s darkest you will see with those blue eyes
5.
well save yourself save me the corners
 hell lay it down and i'll raise the rest
 i've done this before it's right that i warn you
 when we get to town i'm waking up the dead when the sun's drawing down on you
 old haunts that you can't turn to
 you're a ghost just trying to pass through
 so save yourself save me the corners
 dark is setting on catch up before it's gone 
take up a spark and burn the midnight oil 
 with a clear head pour one for your dead
 wield your brush then paint that city red
 when the sun's drawing down on you 
 old haunts that you can't turn to
 you're just a ghost trying to pass through
 well save yourself save me the corners 

i could use a little help from having just a bite 
if it's lights out maybe that'll learn us
 if'n i do i'm never not obliged

about

THIS IS A 5 SONG SPLIT EP BETWEEN FRED OAKMAN AND DONNY CONSLA.

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released March 12, 2021

"I HEARD A HOWLIN’” AND "WHALE OF A TALE" WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY FRED OAKMAN | PUBLISHED BY SIGNAL HOME MUSIC (ASCAP) 2021
"THE ROAD" AND "BLUE EYES" WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY DONNY CONSLA | SELF-PUBLISHED
"SAVE ME THE CORNERS" WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY FRED OAKMAN AND DONNY CONSLA | PUBLISHED BY SIGNAL HOME MUSIC (ASCAP) 2021

THIS ALBUM WAS RECORDED IN 2020 BY FRED OAKMAN AND DONNY CONSLA AT THE PIT, MEADVILLE PA. 
MIXED AND MASTERED BY TROY MESSERALL AT PAPERBOX | PRODUCED BY FRED OAKMAN & DONNY CONSLA 
LAYOUT, DESIGN AND VISUAL ARTWORKS BY SCOTT STEARNS | LOSTTRAILPRESS.COM 

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