Scrappalachia

by Mole Hill

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paul rote I don't know if John would remember me,I used to correspond with him and went to some Revelation gigs.what a great guy and musician.Revelation is legend,but this may be his best stuff yet.right up my alley 70s hard rock. Favorite track: Dreams of Milk and Honey.
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Recorded Jan-Mar 2013 and 2014-2015 in Baltimore, MD
Drums tracked by Allen Jones. All else tracked and produced by John Brenner. All songs by John Brenner ASCAP 2013 (except "Dreams of Milk and Honey," of course)

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released October 28, 2014

John Brenner sings, plays guitars and bass
Tom Brouard plays drums

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Revelation Baltimore, Maryland

Heavy and Classic Rock from Baltimore, MD since 1986

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Track Name: Parka Mule
I've got two wings for to veil my face
I've got two wings for to fly away
And then we'll anchor by and by
Go down Ol' Hannah, don't you cry

Ain't gonna leave this summer home
For forty years so jumpin' long
And if I walk right out that door
You know I'll be in Baltimore
Track Name: Keystone Suicide
Riding down the pike
Looking for the turn
Make a quick exit, baby
When you gonna learn?

Take away the key
It all comes falling down
Take away your freedom
There’s no one else around

Everybody plays a role
And no one will pay the toll for you
Life ain’t no highway
Gotta get it while you can

If you think things never change
You’re wishing on a black hole
You might think it strange
But it’s like fishing without a pole

Everybody plays a role
And no one will pay the toll for you
Life ain’t no highway
Gotta get it while you can
Track Name: Middle Branch
We take the Middle Branch on by
The star fort underneath the sky
And row with the tide
Just keep it inside

With laughter there's no time to wait
Ain't asking us to play it straight
All I want is you
To see it through

If I could I surely would
Climb the rock where Moses stood
When you come around
You don't make a sound

Everything I see is strange
Ain't nobody act their age
There's ice on the eaves
But no one can see

I know it's a long way
There's nothing you can't say
There's little you can't pay down

Sitting downtown on the pier
But dark ain't gonna catch us here
There's no peace or love
It's done for the shove

With faces formless like the stars
Gazing from behind the bars
Time runs so fleet
It's you it would meet

Now we learn just what we need
Try not to think of how it bleed
Or brag of the loss
No matter the cost

In Highlandtown and over there
Sandtown burns without a care
Don't know how to want
Without looking gaunt

I know it's a long way
There's nothing you can't say
There's little you can't play down
Track Name: Walking the Old Line
I got more time than money
I got more flies than honey
And maybe you think it’s funny
But nobody laughing now

We tossed no coins in the fountain
We lost no whales to the sea
And there on the highest mountain
We set all the gurus free

There’s too much harm in charm city
Ain’t it a sin to pass on pity
Turning right just south of pleasant 
Running from eager street

As if the rhyme has a reason
It’s out of season to stand in line.
And if you cry over a nickel,
You’re willing to die on a dime

Walking the old line
Every thought a ghost
All things leave a trace
Every moment the most
Track Name: Switchback Woman
Grab ahold of your side and hold it
Running down on a whim
Hand to mouth until you control it
Just to get something in

Come again as if nothing matters
Standing on the rocks on the bay
Climbing up an old rung of the ladder
Can’t see another way

She’s a switchback woman
And soon she’ll be gone
She’s a switchback woman
And you’ll be alone now

Make or break she don’t want you hearing
The sand rushing by in your head
Run away just before you’re nearing
All the things you never said

Walk away if you know what you’re feeling
Don’t think about the loss and the crime
One long day you might see that it’s healing
Save it for another time

She’s a switchback woman
And soon she’ll be gone
She’s a switchback woman
And you’ll be alone now

Go ahead and think of those people
Standing on their head for your sins
Find a hole and you dig it deeper
Wonder why you never win

It’s about all the ways that you’re seeing
Baby gonna come and they go
Can’t see clear if your life’s just being
Telling all the lies that yout know