Three Thieves

by Joseph West

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1.
Movin' On 03:33
I've been walkin' in my low down shoes lookin' For a way to shake these low down blues now I Walk in late night Your lovin's on the run See I'll always want you No matter what you done All my days, darling, they are dark and I Pulled my pistol, missed my mark And oh you're leaving Like a setting sun See I'll always want you No matter what you done But your laughing lips tell lies And I've paid up all my fines Still I'm out here doin' time I'm walkin' that line But I'm movn' on now So lay me down them railroad tracks, mama Lay me down and I'm flat on my back All your lovin' Ain't got me none See I'll always want you No matter what you done But my heart it ain't no good And I'm so misunderstood But I'd love you like I could ...I wish I would But I'm movin' on now
2.
I wore silence on my head like a crown And I've lost more than I ever have found Still Thieves were concerned With the money I earned Left the words in my mouth nowherebound The rain dances sideways in the street And my heart waves a flag of defeat I say "enough is enough" as my soul is swept up With pages of secrets to keep Chorus: Oh road of gold I packed all my laments Oh road of gold And away I went Back to the lane where the sun don't set Hope dangles sweetly by a thread Waves of passion crash over my head And in bed we made war Silhouettes on the floor In that deafening silence I said "ain't no one as lovely as you" But this burden I bear makes me blue Then you left with no pain No sun, a little rain And these dreams that won't ever come true Chorus
3.
Single Bed 02:42
The road it has been rough And these pages have been torn Been busted flat on Bowery Robbed blind down by the shore But love will call you by the name Like Leonard always said Come back from California and share my single bed Your eyes are made of glass But my heart's been caste in stone See "the highway is for gamblers" And the gambler dies alone Like in every country song I've heard And every book I've read Come back from California and share my single bed I held you close in Greenwich (Village) On the night I watched you leave We were talkin' WWIII With both our hearts upon our sleeves One kiss and all these thoughts of you Won't ever leave my head Come back from California and share my single bed

about

This EP was written and recorded in the midst of two break-ins, and a relationship gone awry.

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released November 12, 2013

All songs written by Joseph West
Joseph West - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Rick Petrucha - Upright Bass
Jesse Dunn - Piano
David Kaye - Pedal Steel, Dobro, Banjo, Mandolin
Additional Vocals - Brett Detar, Christina DeMaio
Stomps/Claps/Percussion - Brett Detar/Joseph West
Photography - Brett Detar
Art - Kyle Kraszewski
Engineered by Matt Castoral, Frank Osler, Brett Detar
Recorded at The Nest in Red Bank, NJ/Tippin' Point in Asbury Park, NJ/The Speakeasy in Los Angeles, CA/David Kaye Studios in Wilton, CT

Produced by Joseph West

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