Better Angels

by Woody Dodge

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released January 1, 2016

Billy Lambert - lead vocals guitar, piano
Jon Gary- vocals, bass, banjo, mandolin, baritone guitar
Mark Wilcove- lead guitar
Sean Sullivan - drums percussion
produced by Ken Frank and Tony Gross
engineered by Tony Gross and Matt Overlan
GFI studios
mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Studios
all songs by Woody Dodge
c p Bugtuessle Records, BMI

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Woody Dodge Rochester, New York

Woody Dodge formed in 1985, is known for playing a distinctive blend of Americana that showcases elements of folk, rock, and country. Drawing upon Lambert’s strong songwriting, the band creates a unique blend of songs with a strong emphasis on lyrics, melody, and feeling. ... more

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Track Name: Barns
there used to be barns
standing there
as I drove through the countryside
barns everywhere
in there grace along the fields
now there all disappearing
and i feel like i don't belong
is this just change i'm fearing
push the pedal to the floor
driving off
speakers on so loud they hurt
getting lost
going nowhere once again
i remember how she loved me
i remember how she cared
i could drive along the edge and reach out
and know that she'd be there
yeah yeah yeah yeah
there used to be barns
yeah yeah yeah yeah
she's back there looking inward
I don't want to fall behind
she doesn't need what I could give here
and I can't shake this state of mind
breaking hard
radiator getting hot
broken down car
I look around at all I've got
I hit the road i'm walking
there is no turning back
she says I'm just a dreamer
getting buried by the past
yeah yeah yeah yeah
there used to be barns
yeah yeah yeah yeah
there used to be barns
yeah yeah yeah yeah
there used to be barns
Track Name: Knock on the Door
you hear a knock on the door
and you lay that mop down
don't let the dog out
she'll run all over town
the people standing there
got a smile on their face
looking right through you
to some other place

do you believe in the devil
do you believe in the devil
do you believe in the devil
cause you got something chasing after you

well they ask you how you are
like your some old friend
tell you how the world is
coming to an end
and you think it might be true
cause there's bad everywhere
look out the window
say you don't care

do you believe in the devil
do you believe in the devil
do you believe in the devil
cause you got something chasing after you

put away the magic
bring on the verse
lock all your doors
and hide your purse
the time it might be coming
you don't know when
diamonds will shatter
and steel will bend

do you believe in the devil
do you believe in the devil
do you believe in the devil
cause you got something chasing after you
you got something chasing after you
you got something chasing after you
you got something chasing
Track Name: Whisper
it feels like hearts are breaking
you don't know what it's taking
to keep on keep on moving on
a blink before the eye
short line whistle cries
racing a freight train
before the dawn

with wounds fresh and stinging
church bells are ringing
with hopes and dreams held
hand in hand
underneath the sunlight
heading for the first night
I don't know how much I can stand

did you go knowing it gets better
did you know leaving it all behind

i keep on hesitating
don't know why i'm waiting
the hours late and the day is long
through a hard morning
didn't see the warning
one headlight drifting on and on

did you go knowing it gets better
did you know leaving it all behind
did you go knowing it gets better
did you know leaving it all behind

maybe i will die hear
maybe alone hear
with just a whisper of a song
but i'll know i had a lover
who i loved like no other
and ill lay my head down
ready to move on
Track Name: Hard to Imagine
it is hard to imagine
being so afraid
when your down
and your hearts grown cold
and your dreams are shaped
by the things you have seen
how can one so young be
so old

ain't it funny how you can't
can't stop from running
and your hoping that it's only
a thing your passing through
something you have to do

i still remember the tears on your face
before you learned not to cry
and you sat there so angry
staring off into space
hoping for the day of your time

ain't it funny how you can't
can't stop from running
and your hoping that it's only
a thing your passing through
something you have to do

there are thing you hold closely
they alway remain
part of you there in your mind
and the voice you hear clearly
why won't it change
leaving you alone with your smile

ain't it funny how you can't
can't stop from running
and your hoping that it's only
a thing your passing through
something you have to do
Track Name: Better Angels
any place you want to be
anything you want to see
anytime you are free
whisper in my ear
feeling like the sun will shine
feeling like it’s oh so fine
feeling like you can turn on a dime
no more running

ahhhhhh
ahhhhhh
ahhhhhh
it’s got to be good
ahhhhhh
ahhhhhh
ahhhhhh
it’s gonna be good

you’ve got better angels
on your shoulder now
working undercover
bring your heart around

any day your ship will come
any day you’ll have your run
any day could be the one
when it comes you’ll know

when it comes you won’t let go
when you let true love show
when your high when your low
say you’ll come along

ahhhhhhh
ahhhhhhh
ahhhhhhh
it’s got to be good
ahhhhhhh
ahhhhhhh
ahhhhhhh
i’ts gonna be good
Track Name: Hurricane
On a hill I saw a girl with laughing eyes
touch upon my soul
sunshine cannot carry me into the cave
into the cave i go

shadows playing hurricane
pounding winds hard to explain
once a shelter now a grave
it isn’t safe to be here
anymore

in a dream i wander find myself among prarie grass
smoke and fire everywhere
is this the apocalypse at last
i’ve been waiting patiently
but it’s arrival has not come
maybe there’s an eagle down
and it’s too it’s wreckage i have come

shadows playing hurricane
pounding winds hard to explain
once a shelter now a grave
it isn’t safe to be here
anymore

beckoning mountain stream
come to me i’ll be your friend
come let the cool waters
wash away your sins again
leave your pretty house of cards
sitting in the town it cannot stand
when the wind it hard and
trouble is at hand

shadows playing hurricane
pounding winds hard to explain
once a shelter now a grave
it isn’t safe to be here
anymore, anymore, anymore yeah
Track Name: Night So Hot
STANDING HERE ALL ALONE
BY A WINDOW WITH A VIEW FEELING STRANGE
EVERYTHING NEW HERE
NEW AND INVITING
FINDING MY WAY
FINDING MY WAY

CINDERELLA I CAN’T MAKE THIS SHOE FIT
THOUGHT THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO TRY
TO FINISH THE STORY
TURN TO THE NEXT PAGE
TO FIND THE ENDING
CAN’T PUT IT AWAY

THE NIGHT SO HOT
YOU SWEAT LYING STILL
SLEEP COMES IN SHORT RESTLESS BURSTS
TOSSING AND TURNING WISHING FOR COOL AIR
EVERYTHING HEAVY QUIET AND STILL

TOMORROW IT’S GONNA GET CRAZY
IN A PLACE SO FAR FROM HOME
GONNA FIND SOMETHING
IN EVERY DIRECTION
AROUND EVERY CORNER
WHEREVER I GO

THE NIGHT SO HOT
YOU SWEAT LYING STILL
SLEEP COMES IN SHORT RESTLESS BURSTS
TOSSING AND TURNING WISHING FOR COOL AIR
EVERYTHING HEAVY QUIET AND STILL

EVERYTHING HEAVY CAN’T FIND THE WILL
EVERYTHING HEAVY
Track Name: Bluebells
the bluebells that you gave me
are planted and in the spring
when they come back, I’ll think of you
light on late at night working hard to get it right
believing, beautiful
time moves on and you can’t turn back
people come and gone
somewhere there’s a light
surrounding you tonight
my hat’s off to you
jean your heart was true

deer by the window
standing there looking in
when it comes back I’ll think of you
in the wind standing strong
dancing slowly to a song
the good times belonged to you
time moves on and you can’t turn back
people come and gone
somewhere there’s a light
surrounding you tonight
my hat’s off to you
jean your heart was true
Track Name: Without
the best got no conviction
stand off from the parade
civility, humility lonely and afraid
bow to misdirection
the worst passions displayed
turn yourself inside out
believe the mess we’ve made
without a heart, without a hope, without a heart
you can’t love one another, without a heart

rounding the corner
rising tide of ruin
speckled hen, break don’t bend
hide beneath the moon
buried in distraction
hear the piper tune
get in line find the time
rest won’t come soon
without a heart without a hope without a heart
you can’t love one another without a heart
Track Name: Good To Have You Near
nowhere, somewhere
feet off the ground
grinning from ear to ear
hang on to the love that you found
it is good to have you near
it’s is good to have you near

yearning, burning
head in the clouds
wipe away your tears
hang on to the love that you found
it is good to have you near
it is good to have you near

swing for the fences
get on your way
don’t look back
the day is done
you are free there’s nothing
standing in your way
what are you doing on the run

talk on, laugh on
hear that sweet sound
what is it that you fear
hang on to the love that you found
it is good to have you near
it is good to have you near
it is good to have you near
it is good to have you near

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