Three Thieves

by Joseph West

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


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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Track Name: Movin' On
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
Track Name: Where The Sun Don't Set
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

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

Track Name: Single Bed
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

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