The White Buffalo - Shadows, Greys And Evil Ways

Artist: The White Buffalo
Release: Shadows, Greys And Evil Ways


1. Shall We Go On

He brushed against her dastardly
Son of a catastrophe
Well he shot the lights right out of her eyes
He took her by the hand
Helpless within his command
He ripped her heart out of her chest
And put it with his

He got a crazy heart
One beat from the very start
He thought it only moved the blood
She never even dreamed of love
Now it’s rushing in like a flood
No doubt that he’s the one
And it’s only begun

Shall we go on
Shall we go on

They got their names tattooed
Cursive, sloppy and crude
His on his arm and hers on her breast
In a heart it reads Jolene and Joe
Oh now the whole world will know
No matter how near or far
They’re never apart

Their folks say they’re crazy, too young and too proud
Well this ain’t no love story, this ain’t allowed
They say Jesus deny them, though they’ve done nothing wrong
Well they knew themselves all along, would have to just stay strong

Shall we go on
Shall we go on
Shall we go on
Shall we go on

2. The Getaway

Keep your head down for now, cut the light
Just ’til we get out of town
And I find, find a place to hide

Follow me away from the light, through the pines
There’s a clearing there up on the right, out of sight
Where we’ll crash for the night

Behind us the damage is done, no one can erase
Love has no ending, just a resting place
But there’s a place in the dark, in the black where the deals are made
I ain’t your partner, I am your slave

Everything will be alright by my side
There ain’t a word in my mind to describe
You and I

There’s a trail of tears and love no one can erase
Love has no end, take it to the grave
There’s a place in the dark, in the black where the demons are made
But I ain’t your partner, I am your slave

Keep your head down for now, cut the light
Just ’til we get out of town, and I find
Find a place to hide
‘Til I find a place to hide

3. When I'm Gone

No one give a shit about the way I walk
I don’t mix my words, it’s just the way I talk
I got a pistol in my pocket and one black eye
I say forget these motherfuckers, let’s go get high

Ooh, maybe I should do right
But I feel like doin’ wrong
When I’m gone

I got a pretty little woman gonna make her my wife
Gonna start myself a family, make a brand new life
Ooh and maybe they’ll realise that I’m able and I’m strong
When I’m gone

Maybe they’ll forgive me
Beg, boy, just come on home
When I’m gone

I got a baby on the way and I can’t provide
You can’t live on love, you can’t live on pride
I come to realise, well it’s harder than I thought
When I’m gone

I could feel it closing in on me
I got to be all I can be
In this life there ain’t no guarantee
You don’t get no shit for free
Well you get it on your own and you bring it home
When I’m gone

So I’ll go and join the army, gonna walk that line
A desperate decision for a desperate time
Ooh and maybe they’ll realise that I was worth my salt
When I’m gone

Darling, I know you’ll miss me
We’ll just have to stay strong
When I’m gone
When I’m gone
When I’m gone
When I’m gone

4. Joey White

Joey White, well he ain’t got no choices
Just like his daddy did, he joins the armed forces
Gonna be a man, oh not a zero
For Uncle Sam, well he’ll be a hero
He don’t know that Uncle Sam is a cartoon and not a man
Poor Joey White

Oh, Joey White, you better bite your tongue
You don’t know jack, boy
You’re young, dumb and full of cum
Better step in line, go with the others
Gonna fight for freedom, son, your country and your brothers
Here’s your boots and here’s a gun
Learn when to fight, learn when to run
Poor Joey White

Well, he got two years in the sand, and it will surely change his plans for life

Joey White, well he gets his orders
Grab your things and we’ll meet you at the border
Kill ’em all, no quarter given
Shoot on sight, boy, let God sort out the livin’
Told ya no one’s keeping score
This ain’t no game, well this is war
For Joey White

Yeah, from below and from the sky
Hear some bullets fly
Oh, a scream of battle cry
Bodies burn and brothers die
Poor Joey White

Joey White, well, you better run faster
You can’t run fast enough to avoid this grave disaster
Well in a flash blood soaks his shirt
Drops to his knees, now he’s face down in the dirt
Now his only freedom blurred
Gets to leave this Hell on Earth still alive

Now his heart’s filled up with lead
He got demons in his head
For life

5. 30 Days Back

Thirty days back
Back from the war
Still adjusting my mind
Adjusting my score
Too long in the desert
Too long in the sun
Still looking for answers
But I ain’t got none

Got a heart and a head
Too heavy to heal
Put a pistol in my mouth
Just to feel something real
They build me up strong
Made me numb and mean
Ship me on home
One killing machine

6. The Whistler

This time is different
It’s not like the times before
But I cross my heart, that I won’t kill no more

Jesus watch over me
Keep my anger at home
You better bless these wicked hands, because they got a mind of they own
Don’t go downtown

The Devil whispers in my ear
It’s time for your curtain call
So I dress myself on up with alcohol
Step aside, step aside
Oh, let the whistler through
There really ain’t no help at all for folks like me and you

Don’t go downtown
Don’t go downtown

Get your goddamn hands out, don’t you look at me
No one’s dying here alone
Well I came to get it on
Let’s get it on

This time is different
Not like the time before
I crossed my heart that I won’t kill no more

7. Set My Body Free

Gonna set my body free
Run down to the river and drown
Gonna see what it’s like to get clean

Gonna set my soul free
Gonna throw my faith in the fire
Gonna burn it ’til the sin ain’t real

Come on child, don’t you know right from wrong?
Come on child, don’t you know how to get along?

Gonna set my heart free
Gonna bury it in fertile ground
Gonna see if it grows up mean

Gonna set my conscience free
Where there ain’t no judge in sight
Well it’s all just a mystery

Don’t you know the answer’s in the sky, oh, oh
If you believe just let your spirit fly, oh, oh
Can’t you feel the heavens open wide, oh

Fool, the answer ain’t in the sky
It’s in the heart of a child
The beauty’s there inside

Gonna set my body free
Run down to the river and drown
Gonna see what it’s like to get clean

8. Redemption #2

I killed many men with the greatest of ease
Forgive me, forgive me, I’m down on my knees
I don’t believe that there’s a Heaven to go
But I must get this evil out of my bones and my soul
Wash the blood from my hands, but my mind can’t get clean
I must flush away what I’ve done, what I’ve seen

Well I’ll hide when I will, my lament it just grow
My wife and my children, they don’t have to know
The fire and the fever I forever fight
I must resist to dance in the devil’s delight
Now all I need is a damn way to cope
There’s no soap, no hope, no antidote

Let the truth wash over me
There’s only one way to be free
All I really ever need
Jolene

9. This Year

Another year older, it came and went
Blood and the tears and the money spent
The new year’s here with the same old cast
We dance and we drink like it may be our last
Buzzin’ waitin’ for the countdown to come
Feels like slow motion from ten to one
A kiss and the fireworks light the sky
Falling apart over Auld Lang Syne

Let’s focus on this night alone
Just hope that we’d make it home alive

The Earth it turns, spring rushes in
Days get longer and nights go thin
Mother wakes up a little brighter than before
Cold melts away and the gardens grow
The air is crisp and fields are sweet
Grass and the daffodils tickling our feet
Flowers they bloom and the birds they sing
Fill up the day with the songs they bring

And I don’t feel much like singing at all
Seasons change but I don’t change at all

Well I’ve done wrong, well I’ve done right, that’s clear
Maybe I’ll get better, maybe I’ll be different, this year

Oh, here comes summer, well it’s coming in hot
No shirt, no school, give it all you got
The sun, it calls so let’s go outside
Toasting our drinks in the warm sunshine
The asphalt smolders in the city streets
You better run fast or you’re gonna burn your feet
Splashing and yelling the cannonball
Enough love and laughter for one and all

Oh the future’s, future’s looking bright
I think that I might get it right after all

Moody autumn blows in off a summer wind
Leaves fall off of the trees, never see them again
Like embers they float into the streets
Golden and red dance repeat
Well it’s close of the curtains, let’s stay inside
No flower, no fruit and the lawns all die
Well how could it all fall apart so fast
And why would I think it would ever last?

When everything is dying, well, how can I feel alive?

Oh, life is short, well all good days disappear
Maybe I’ve been lost, maybe I’ll get found, this year

Well the winter and the cold come storming in
Kicks down the door and your blood runs thin
Day’s too short and the night’s too long
Carolers came, I can’t sing along
Oh money’s all gone, don’t know where it went
Christmas ain’t easy when you can’t pay the rent
And the lights go out to a silent night
And all you can do is just stay in the fight

And I just can’t see the wrong, and I just can’t see the right

Oh, life is hard, I’ve been fighting a failure
Maybe I’ve been lost, don’t think I’ll get found this year
Well I’ve done wrong, well I’ve done right, that’s clear
But maybe I’ll get better, maybe I’ll be different next year

10. Fire Don't Know

Son, listen close, there’s one thing for sure
That the fire don’t know not to burn your hands

Woman, the wind blows, better go grab your coat
‘Cause the winter don’t know that you don’t like the cold

But I, I do
I, I do

Bullets and steel, they don’t think, they don’t feel
Well they ain’t got no plans to shoot down a man

Silver and gold, it comes and it goes
Well the money don’t know, I got mouths to feed

But I, I do
I, I do

11. Joe And Jolene

Listen, here’s another hard luck tune
Joe lost his job and now he just drinks in the afternoon
He just sits on the porch, staring out at the blue
Toasting the day ’til the day goes away then he’s toasting the moon

Oh, so his wife up and left
Just a little too soon, for Joey

Jolene she ain’t had no easy ride
Joe lost his shit and his heart seemed to split when she stood by his side
And Jolene, well you know she ain’t no nun
She drank in the car and she’ll dance on the bar
And she’s still as hot as the sun
Oh, she hopes and she prays that he’ll pull it through
Oh, how her feelings ebb and flow just like the rivers do, for Joey

Joey rolls up his sleeve, I still got your name tattooed
The ink’s faded and grey, but it’s still serenading you
And a love so true, ah for me and you
Joe and Jolene

Jolene you’re all I ever had
It’s understood, you’re the only thing good in my world filled with bad
Jolene, without you I’m all alone
You’re my love, you’re my wife, with you in my life well I’m always at home
Oh, I’ll put the bottle down, I’ll get straight for you
Oh, now that you’ve come home let’s celebrate with one or two, to Joe and Jolene

12. Don't You Want It

Tell me, where the hell did I go wrong
It feels like a lifetime ago since my fall from grace
Woman, treat me like you want it
Not like you have to, to keep me around
Woman, without you there is no me
And I’ll always be your one, you’re my everything

Aah, well here comes the morning sun
Puts its arms around everyone
Can you feel it?

Aah, oh like the first of spring
Make us all new again
Oh, don’t you want it
Like I want it?

Mother, when did you let me go
I’m still that dastardly boy
Through a sea of grey
Father, well I still don’t know who failed who
But we’ve got the same bitter blood
Running through our veins

Aah, well here comes the morning sun
Puts its arms around everyone
Oh, can you feel it?

Aah, oh like the first of spring
Make us all new again
Oh, don’t you want it
Like I want it?

Tell me, are there really any answers?
The only thing real is love in this crooked world

Aah, well here comes the morning sun
Puts its arms around everyone

Aah, oh if the love you bring
Take away everything
Oh, can you feel it?

Aah, oh like the first of spring
Make us all new again
Oh, don’t you want it
Like I want it?

13. #13

[Instrumental]

14. Pray To You Now

How can I leave the past alone?
Now that the end has come along
I can’t right all my wrongs, so I’ll put ’em in songs, for now

Say goodbye, to the memories and the fear
Will you lead me upstairs to the light?
With my shadows and greys, and my evil ways

Well I pray to you now, I don’t know how
It ain’t in my heart, is it too late to start?

So long to the body and the bones
They ain’t much use to me now
If my faith isn’t blind will I be left behind?

Well I pray to you now, I don’t know how
It ain’t in my heart, is it too late to start?

What’s behind the final curtain?
I can’t be certain I’m right
All I know is I’m really hurtin’
I’m on my knees tonight

Well I pray to you now, I don’t know how
It ain’t in my heart, is it too late to start?
Well I pray to you now, well I don’t know how
It ain’t in my heart, is it too late to start?