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This is the 2nd album of original material from standing waves. Please note there are 2 tracks missing from the digital CD (both songs are non-original compositions). You can purchase the physical CD directly from us, which contains all 12 tracks.

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released February 11, 2011

Paul Cassady: vocals, bass guitar, acoustic & electric guitar, keyboards
Palmer Harbison: piano & organ, keyboards
Jax Kouba: vocals, flute, banjo, percussion
Paul Koloc: electric guitar, bass guitar
Ken Simons: acoustic, electric, baritone & pedal steel guitars, mandolin, keyboards, percussion, vocals
Michael Sandell: drums & percussion
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The Basement Loo Horns:
John Egnell*, trumpet
Chuck Linderkamp*+, saxes
John Zschunke*, trombone
(featured on A Little Evil*, Driver's Seat*, Out of My Heart+)

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Track Name: Anti-Everything Song
I wake up to the news every morning
I take a shower, cut myself shaving
Then I go to work like all the other workers
I think one day I might just go beserkers

I can't make sense of it
nobody gives a shit
maybe it's time to give up

This is my anti-everything song
no stadium anthem, no chorus singalong
this is my anti-everything song
I hope you like it

I hate real-i-TV and politics too
religion and musicians to just name a few
I could go on and on forever endlessly
until there's nothing left except little old me

This only sucks a little
the jury gave acquittal
but I still have to pay the fine

This is my anti-everything song
No dance floor explosion, no download #1
this is my anti-everything song
Tell me you like it

I've got one word for everything:
No No No No

Anti-everything song
so it goes and so it goes
Anti-everything song
Track Name: A Little Evil
I picked a little town in Iowa
and didn't stop to pack the bags
I drove the back roads out of Fayetteville
to leave a husband in Fort Bragg

I didn't ever use a credit card
but I could've used a bodyguard

A little evil goes a long way
and I can say I've had my share
the day I met him was the wrong day
a little evil goes a long way
it goes a long way

There was a diner where I got a job
but the boss was such a bitch
He told me that I'd have to sleep with him
otherwise he'd have to snitch

I told him he could take a flying leap
or just go and find some friendly sheep

A little evil goes a long way
and I was on the run again
and I'll be running every damn day
until I shed this skin
A little evil goes a long way
it goes a long way

I can't play the victim anymore
ain't no way to live

A little evil goes a long way
and it was time to spread the sin
So I loosened up his wheels
and let him chase me again
As I watched him crash and burn
it was so easy to say
A little evil goes a long way
it goes a long way
it goes a long way
it goes a long way
Track Name: Stranger in Dixie
The snow is fallin' like teardrops tonight
the temperature has dropped off the chart
And I picture a Tennessee moon as bright
as the glow of a soft, Southern heart

And now this Greyhound is taking me there
to a place somewhere south of the Jersey state line

They call me a Stranger in Dixie
and I can't deny, been living a lie
I'd rather be stranger in Dixie
than somewhere so cold
the hearts don't thaw in July

A life so full of mistakes and pride
I've never been able to shed
Tonight I'm going to leave it behind
and start looking forward instead

And now I've packed up and said my goodbyes
As these storm clouds head north
I'll pass 'em on by

They call me a Stranger in Dixie
and I can't deny, been living a lie
I'd rather be stranger in Dixie
than somewhere so cold
the hearts don't thaw in July

I dreamt about glories past
and summer days dying off too fast
I always knew I'd come here last
so I could be buried under bluegrass

And now this Greyhound is taking me there
to a place somewhere south of the Jersey state line

They call me a Stranger in Dixie
and I can't deny, been living a lie
I'd rather be stranger in Dixie
than somewhere so cold
the hearts don't thaw in July
somewhere so cold
the hearts don't thaw in July
Track Name: Don't Stand in the Kitchen
You been whistlin' Dixie long enough
I'm gonna change that tune
I'll show you notes you ain't never heard
but you'll be singin' 'em soon
I'll just take that there termometer
and blow it into little bits

Cause if ya can't take the heat
don't stand in the kitchen

Hours pass like minutes honey
and minutes feel like days
It's taken me months to get one little kiss
ain't got no time to waste
If I wanted ice I'd go to the freezer
instead of your fingertips

Cause if ya can't take the heat
don't stand in the kitchen

Don't stand in the kitchen
Don't stand in the kitchen
Ready or not, here I come, ya better not turn & run
Don't stand in the kitchen

If your June is hot, I'll give you July
and toss in August for free
You'll be sweatin' buckets of icicles
at just one little look from me
So hold your excuses and 'not tonights'
I'm just not buyin' it

Cause if ya can't take the heat
don't stand in the kitchen

Don't stand in the kitchen
Don't stand in the kitchen
Ready or not, here I come, ya better not turn & run

I've been up and down this road before
On your way out, please don't slam the door

We've been dancin' a cool slow one babe,
it's time for callin' it quits

Cause if ya can't take the heat
don't stand in the kitchen

Don't stand in the kitchen
Don't stand in the kitchen
Ready or not, here I come
Don't stand in the kitchen
Don't stand in the kitchen
Ready or not, here I come, ya better not turn & run

Please don't stand in the kitchen
Please don't stand in the kitchen
Track Name: Driver's Seat
It was raining on the Interstate today
and my vision was filled with gray
I cradled the wheel with pen in hand
to write you this letter again

Cause the brakes don't work, like they used to
and the engine runs on it's own

State highway 60 -- one lane each way
and I'm fightin' the wind and rain
From St. James to 'Kato I can't think of a word
you haven't already heard already heard

Cause the brakes don't work, like they used to
and the engine runs on it's own
And I may be sittin' in the driver's seat
but I can't seem to find my way home

Blew a tire just out of Fairbault
it's just as well though
guess I ain't comin' home
just lettin' you know

Cause the brakes don't work, like they used to
and the engine runs on it's own
And I may be sittin' in the driver's seat
but I can't seem to find
can't seem to find
can't seem to find my way home
Track Name: I Just Wanna Love You
I left home to save myself
a useless marriage is what I gave myself
Bitter days and nights of tears
that I let turn into all these years

I don't wanna hear what you been sayin'
or know what you been doin'
I just wanna love you
the thoughts that you been thinkin'
the whiskey you been drinkin'
I just wanna love you

A glass of wine becomes a bottle
becomes another broken window
The liquor the lies and everything between
gone but not forgotten like a dream

I don't wanna hear what you been sayin'
or know what you been doin'
I just wanna love you
the thoughts that you been thinkin'
the whiskey you been drinkin'
I just wanna love you
If ya take another minute
baby that's too long
I just wanna love you

I don't wanna hear what you been sayin'
or know what you been doin'
I just wanna love you
the thoughts that you been thinkin'
the whiskey you been drinkin'
I just wanna love you
I can't stand another stupid reason
it might as well be treason
I just wanna love you
If ya take another minute
baby that's too long
I just wanna love you

I just wanna love you
I just wanna love you
Track Name: Thunderhead
I was born a wispy mist
jealous of the cumulus
hoping that someday instead
I'd become a Thunderhead

Passing by on heaven's breath
for a cloud there is no death
shedding tears on fools earthbound
how they fear my every sound

When you begin your life
in the middle of a heat exchange
any little pressure drop
is likely to enrage you
You must be a cloud
You must be a cloud

When I turn from white to gray
something dark is on it's way
see the sky burst into tears
see why I deserve your fear

When you begin your life
in the middle of a heat exchange
any little pressure drop
is likely to enrage you
You must be a cloud

Clear blue sky
no prevailing wind
and where am I?
Lost in space again

When you begin your life
in the middle of a heat exchange
any little pressure drop
is likely to enrage you
You must be a cloud

When you begin your life
in the middle of a heat exchange
any little pressure drop
is likely to enrage you
it's likely to enrage you
it's likely to enrage you
Track Name: Out of My Heart
There was snow on the ground the day you split
and the wind blew around like an argument
I followed up your tracks to the frozen lake
and I prayed you'd be there for your own sake

How long have you been gone? I don't know

But I can't get myself out of this bed
and I can't get your words out of my head
I can't find a way to a fresh start
until I get you out of my heart
out of my heart

All my friends did their best to cheer me up
but a bottle of Jack wasn't near enough
and I pity (not "pretty") every single woman
who came after you
There ain't no talkin' sense to this shipwreck dude

How long 'til you are gone? I don't know no no no

But I can't get to sleep without being numb
and I can't start the day without Coke & rum
I can't write myself into a new part
until I get you out of my heart
out of my heart
out of my heart
out of my heart

[bridge]

How long 'til I am gone? I don't know-- I just don't know

I can't get myself out of this bed
and I can't get your words out of my head
I can't find a way to a fresh start
until I get you out of my heart

I can't get to sleep without being numb
and I can't start the day without Coke & rum
I can't write myself into a new part
until I get you out of my heart
out of my heart
out of my heart
out of my heart
out of my heart
out of my heart
Track Name: Red Hot Rivet
She's a face somewhere out there
a state of grace for those who dream
sex and race - a woman named Sojourner
love and passion speak

Born into a separate nation
black and tall a woman too
she refused to crawl
into emancipation
her ideas grew

Red hot rivet of Truth
she's a red hot rivet of Truth

She's a child, she's a mother
she's a life of spirituality
and when she says
Ain't I a woman?,
who can disagree?

Red hot rivet of Truth
she's a red hot rivet of Truth
when it comes over you
it's a red hot rivet of Truth

She's no ordinary
no imaginary Truth

Truth......
she's a red hot rivet of Truth
when it comes over you
it's a red hot rivet of Truth
a red hot rivet of Truth
when it comes over you
it's a red hot rivet of Truth
Track Name: Unconscious
Sun comes up sun goes down
like a million times before
in this unconscious town
And I stand where I stood
as if the act of waiting
can do me any good

I'm standing at the altar
I'm begging for redemption
I'm living in the past and future tense
A man without religion
or sensory perception
and why you left I can't begin to guess

You said laugh you said cry
you said live inside the moment
and die before you die
But my past imprisons me
and my fear about the future
that can never set me free

Sleeping on the sidewalk
dreaming of forgiveness
and waking up to nothing but regret
time is an illusion
and pain is it's companion
clocks and calendars a constant threat

Lightning strikes surrounded by thunder
I'm alone in the rain
Memories pulling me under
I'm unconscious again

Sun comes up sun goes down
like a million times before
in this unconscious town

Standing at the altar
begging for redemption
living in the past and future tense
A man without religion
or sensory perception
and why you left I can't begin to guess

A man without religion
or sensory perception
and why you left I can't begin to guess