Jack The Bear

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released January 14, 2013

Joel McNichol - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Tyson Naylor - Piano, Keyboard, Accordian
Scott Smith - Pedal Steel, Electric Guitar
Jenn Bojm - Vocals
Kathleen Nisbet - Violin (The River)
Mark Lawrence - Banjo (High Horse)

All songs written by Joel McNichol

Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Mark Lawrence, Big in Japan Recordings

Album Art by Christopher Leitch, Erica WIlk, Aram Horozian

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Track Name: Midnight Bobtail
Counting the dollar before the deeds done,
Going back to your daughter, giving back to your son.
Back to the highway as black hits the night,
In comes the fog, Out go the lights.

Midnight bobtail don't carry that load,
Short of a home off the road
Bound to be buried alone with no gold
I'd rather go free than get sold

Rocky Mountain side wall, the closest friend,
Next to the ledge close to the end
Like my woman back home, with a hundred days to live
Stuck in the cold, working the shift

Midnight bobtail don't carry that load,
Short of a home off the road
Bound to be buried alone with no gold
I'd rather go free than get sold

Down through the township, the range road is slick
There's peace in the valley, and room in the ditch
To put down that clydesdale, free the slave
Leave me here, to dig my own grave
Track Name: Marigold
Roger, I will comply, left a blessing in the sky
That night the guiding light left your eye
Should come as no surprise in the morning when you rise
and Marigold has died, Marigold has died

You wouldn't like it here, you didn't love me then,
in the end its clear that you wouldn't like it here.

Blame it on your mom and dad, blame the sun for the days gone bad
They may have raised you to run

If you don't need me, I'll let you fade to grey
As you're sleeping, I'll leave you where you lay

You wouldn't like it here, you didn't love me then,
in the end its clear that you wouldn't like it here again.

Roger, I will comply, left a blessing in the sky
That night the guiding light left your eye
Should come as no surprise in the morning when you rise
and Marigold has died, Marigold has died
Track Name: Whiskey Waterfall
That Whiskey Waterfall, bound to keep us apart,
To keep you in check, and to tear to me apart.

That Whiskey Waterfall, running down my chin,
You call your ma, while i talk to Jim

That Whiskey Waterfall, Oh I got my feet wet,
You're the best that I had, laced with regret.

You can tie my hands back, and we can keep it together,
Honey cut me some slack, for the the sake of the weather

That Whiskey Waterfall, leaving summer behind,
Kissed by the rain, and the cheating kind

That Whiskey Waterfall, Oh I got my feet wet,
You're the best that had, but the rest ain't come yet
That Whiskey Waterfall
Track Name: The River
Gather round the mirror, hold hands take pictures,
Count the calories, your blessings run short

That long winded wander, leaving you stronger
The clouds sure know when to part

The hardest hearts break, The perfect mistake
Carried away from you
Now the river, it runs right through
Now the river, it runs right through

Gather all your fears, catch your finger in the gears,
Count your salary if its worth it in the end
But the hole in the ring, is a whole nother thing
A life time is a long time to pretend.

The hardest hearts break, The perfect mistake
Carried away from you
Now the river, it runs right through
Now the river, it runs right through

I hope you got all that i'm not, you think God only knows
I guess he forgot to tell you

Now the river, it runs right through
Now the river, it runs right through
And you're river will run dry too
Track Name: Mother Don't Cry
My minds in the gutter, my hands and my head,
Been shot by my lover, been left for dead
For the things that i've done, not the things that i said
Broken heart, filled with lead

Goodbye with a bang, the rifle rang
Mother don't cry for me dying this way

All out of anger, she saw what she'd done,
She looked at my body, then turned to run
With the thought of our baby and the birthday to come
She looked back at me, and turned to the gun

Goodbye with a bang, the rifle rang
Mother don't cry for me dying this way
Mother don't cry for me dying this way

I gave all i got, forgave and forgot
Left out the words of the truth that was not
We lost yea we lost, three down with two
Still hoping I will be buried with you

Goodbye with a bang, the rifle rang
Mother don't cry for me dying this way
Mother don't cry for me dying this way

Once for my lover, oh once for my babe,
Mother don't cry for me dying this way
Mother don't cry for me dying this way
Track Name: High Horse
Ma and Pa gone and bought there babe a high horse,
Ten feet tall, hanging on a divorce.
Ma's not around, Pa went and got three more
For when his baby falls she'll get back on her high horse

Ma and Pa gone and made themselves a wild one,
Holding on, still thrilled by the re-run
Pa's not around so Ma takes her pills,
For When her baby falls she'll get back on her high horse.
Track Name: Lost Shepherd
I can't give up half, not for you not today,
Honey don't look at me that way
Pass on the map, pack up the blame
When the rough gets going, get out of the way

I'm bound to travel, and I'm bound to move
I'll die alone and so will you,
Don't reserve yourself for me, you deserve some company,
Haven't you heard, that Lost Shepherd setting us free

Honey help yourself, will you one day,
Come to those senses, walk astray
Given the chance, could you take that break
When the going gets rough, get on your way

I'm bound to travel, and I'm bound to move
I'll die alone and so will you,
Don't reserve yourself for me, you deserve some company,
Haven't you heard, that Lost Shepherd setting us free
Track Name: Voodoo Queen
River Lilly, along the Mississippi,
Angels have faded, laid to rest
Side by side, beside one another
The wrong gone right, the right gone wrong

A beast or a bird, No one in between
Haunted by the Voodoo Queen

Crescent city, the dark side of the levee,
Strangers remain, to raise the dead
An eye for an eye, oh I know where you're headed,
The wrong gone right, the right gone wrong

A beast or a bird, No one in between
Haunted by the Voodoo Queen
Track Name: Sweet Tooth
Under the moon shine, I got a Sweet Tooth
Under the moon shine, it's where I'll meet you
Don't mean to cause a scene, no honey
Please pass on that honey mead

Lay beside me baby best bet i got the best intentions
Let me down easy honey point me in the right direction

Full moon on the beach, bottle within reach
Pass on that honey, I'll pass on that honey mead

Under the moon shine, I got a Sweet Tooth
Under the moon shine, it's where I'll meet you
Don't mean to cause a scene, no honey
Please pass on that honey mead

To second guess a second is second to a wasted time,
Babe I got a taste and I won't waste another second of mine

Full moon on the beach, your body within reach
Pass on that honey, I'll pass on that honey mead

Under the moon shine, I got a Sweet Tooth
Under the moon shine, it's where I'll meet you
Don't mean to cause a scene, no honey
Please pass on that honey mead
Track Name: Elsie
Close your eyes, take one last breath and sleep,
Dream sweet, dream sweet

Old enough to know the time to weep,
Dream sweet, dream sweet

Another river rolling, through the night into the ocean,
Take that breath, send it on down stream
Dream sweet, sweet dreams
Elsie

Riding through the sky, In time we'll meet,
Dream sweet, dream sweet

Another river rolling, through the night into the ocean,
Take that breath, send it on down stream
Dream sweet, sweet dreams
Elsie