Muddy Ruckus

by Muddy Ruckus

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Muddy Ruckus debut album

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released 30 October 2014

Muddy Ruckus
Ryan Flaherty - guitar, suitcase, vox
Erika Stahl - vox
Brian Durkin - upright bass, lap steel, vox

Guest musicians:
Mike Arciero - electric and acoustic guitar
Phil Bloch - violin
Marc Chillemi - trumpet
Abel Adame - percussion

Produced by Muddy Ruckus and Abel Adame
Recorded and mixed at Acadia Recording Studio, Portland, Maine
Recorded and mixed by - Abel Adame
Mastered at NHTunes, Manchester, NH
Bob Desmarias
Cover art: "Stebuklingas Drugelis" painting by Hawk Alfredson
Photography by Jason Elon Goodman

All songs written by Ryan Flaherty (aka Muddy Ruckus)
All rights reserved 2014

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Track Name: Crawl on the Ceiling
somethings coming over me
my heart is pumping and I'm breathing steam
almost feel like drinking gasoline
Im feeling good I'm feeling mean

eat the dust and drink the tears in your eyes
nobody can keep up with me tonight
theres a fire burning bright deep within your hollow eyes
and all the ghosts they live down here tonight

yea can crawl on the ceiling that broken feeling falls to the floor
when the spirits start their reeling howling like a hungry wolf outside the door
you can say what you wanted to but your words will never see the light of day
no use in fighting it, the light will do it's work and darkness never has to see your face again

darkness and light they are one in the same
and they'll put you greedy charlatans to shame
you say it's all good cuz you hide your lies away
but when the light kisses the darkness you will pay

I'm gonna do as I please
I'm gonna get off my bended knees
cuz I can't seem to keep myself at ease
sink like a stone into a driftwood dream

now the house is choking on the smoke
I've gone too far because I can't let go
no one to guide me through the brambles and the branches grew
inside and slowly took over my soul
Track Name: Come with us
Come with us, it wont take long
to find ourselves back where we belong
and oh you got yourself such a pretty smile
man it's so good when your around
so come with us, it won't take long
to find ourselves back where we belong

Silence won't come save us now
the sticks and stones that your mind lays down
and if they resist we're gonna knock em down
oh there's no going back, going back
untwist my tongue and shake my bones
on the rambling wind where we belong
Track Name: Ruby Red
Fate come and wind me down
get me drunk on the death of noise
pick me up with your careless wind
blow me south to my salvation
pick me up like a weightless bird
my feathers are torn from this soft heavy wind
my wings grow strong like a callouses
this carousel they have spinned me in
a million times I have fell to the ground
a circus clown and a trained elephant
lift me up from this wicked harvest
of hungry weeds in the old wishing well, the old wishing well.
Ruby Red on the lips of my lover
Ruby Red and she's gone insane
Ruby Red and the green hills stained
Ruby Red grows from my grave
lift me up to that Ruby Red place
I'm gonna kiss your Ruby Red face
c'mon and lift me up

On your skinny ankles I will fall
it's all for you, it's so long ago
remembering when we chose those green hills we would lay
then we danced with the devil raw
two angels in love under devils law
to the southwest with a shaman eye
a shaman cure with an old medicine
Ruby Red on the lips of my lover
Ruby Red and she's gone insane
Ruby Red and the green hills stained
Ruby Red grows from my grave
lift me up to that Ruby Red place
I'm gonna kiss your Ruby Red face
c'mon and lift me up
Track Name: Mother Mud
If you're going through hell just keep on going
the fiery road beneath your feet but you don't know it
I'm more than willing to go down with you
along with all the angels can't resist you

Oh mother mud
made all this up
made all this up

to be alone in this darkness
callouses have grown from being lifeless
too much time and the pain
and your hands are stained
lift your cup up in the pouring rain

Oh mother mud
made all this up
made all this up

And sirens all like rose buds
falling from the vine
but I'd rather be alone
and sleep out in the mud
than spend another lonesome day with someone else's love

If your going through hell just keep on moving
it takes a while without your heart if you don't know it
but it's all in your mind, you can leave it all behind
and even angels spiral into the myth

Oh mother mud
made all this up
made all this up
Track Name: Bulldozer
well I grew up poor on a dead end street
bad people bad living bad all around me
until one day a bulldozer crushed in the street
I started walking out of town to places I've never seen
I didn't care about water food money or my drugs
I just knew I was escaping from that shitty place that I grew up
well there's more pretty girls when you get traveling around
I had my eye on one specific, i kept following her around
all the way to California, I was so in love
I would do anything, I followed her until one day she was gone
I was all alone, looking out my door
back in that old lonely place, I guess I never learned

well thats the way, thats the way
if you don't know get outta the way
they're gonna kill you with kindness
the good ol fashion way

actually my life was pretty good
I wasn't poor I have a family and none of that was true
I just didn't like the way that we suffered all the time
it's like we couldn't stand to be around each other without lying
that bulldozer in our hearts getting fired up down the street
till we filled that bitch with gasoline we rolled and crushed each others dreams
yea so we smashed everything that was true to ourselves
we blew a hole into this street down into a pile of rubble
life with her and life with him was never the right way
and life with all the drugs and bad things sure was not ok
but out to all you people all you children come on down
this tragedy you sing along makes the trouble all worth while

well thats the way, thats the way
if you don't know get outta the way
they're gonna kill you with kindness
the good ol fashion way

I don't need food, family, money or drugs
cuz I'm high on all the lies I told myself as I grew up
but I wish I still had you sleeping in my arms
I guess I couldn't get the demons out fast enough to keep you down
Now it's all for one, and one for all
and i'm back at that old lonely place that I've been running from
so take all my dreams smash them over my head
let them trickle down into my heart and pump it full of red
open up those blind eyes and get on with the work
suck it up just long enough to eat the dust and say yes sir
and out to all you people who work hard to build these streets
so they can walk like kings as you waste your life making things that other people need

well thats the way, thats the way
if you don't know get outta the way
they're gonna kill you with kindness
the good ol fashion way
Track Name: Butterfly Bullets
Just another dreary day and I'm walking down the street
my hat is blowing off my head and people stepping on feet
I'm just a blues man with a rimbaud stare
I got this guitar to get me somewhere
I said vroom vroom vroom gonna light up your room
this kid is gonna make it, don't try to debate it
your satellite dishes and your telephone wire
your internet service gonna set it on fire
with the boom box, top notch, DJ pop rocks
skip the video, kitty come and see the show
look up when the days done and dream before you sleep
the message that I send ya, like a fendah bendah
cuz even when the darkness of life is thick
my soul is thicker, sticky like a sticker
got the beat, I got the beat like a sandals on my feet
it's not a flip flop, I won't stop not even when the bomb drops

there's a city inside my soul
I'm alone here won't you take me I'm alone
there's a pasture I long to roam
I'm alone won't you take me, I'm alone

And after quite a while of being broken on the road
I know the clarity and loneliness will find me a home
everything grows deeper all the energy feels nice
the mountain just got steeper aint no use in asking why
I'm just a foolin myself and I'm stuck on the shelf
this give a damn, shake a hand, riding on the city tram
falling asleep, waiting for the beep
just a daydreaming sitting in my subway seat
gotta little itch I need to releive
need to let it all out before I leave

I said one, two, three, come with me
just a bound for glory, telling my story
if your feeling really hot go ahead and pick a spot
next to me on my stage, it's my parking lot
my target is a trigger, it don't get any bigger
feeling really naughty, think it's time to start the party
got the cure I got the lure and i'll give you the tour
this stuff is potent this stuff is pure

there's a city inside my soul
I'm alone here won't you take me I'm alone
there's a pasture I long to roam
I'm alone won't you take me, I'm alone

have you noticed our chemistry, I've noticed your symmetry
take away my blues wrap me up in your poetry
stealing the show every time you blow
on the pitch pipe, man your bananas are so ripe
daylight come I don't want to go home
daylight come I don't want to go home
I just a watch you dance with the devil in your pants
the tambourine man is gonna water your plants
growing on up in a room in the ritz
stick stars in your snatches and you shake em to bits
I got a box car baby on a train about a mile long
with a back door baby on a train about a mile long
shake it if u want you rattle with me all night long

there's a city inside my soul
I'm alone here won't you take me I'm alone
there's a pasture I long to roam
I'm alone won't you take me, I'm alone
Track Name: Worse Things
Well theres worse things than being alone
you could be trapped under ten feet of snow
with no way out and no way to get home.
I'm gonna run down the rest of my life
i'd rather struggle not to give up the fight
than work for you and sacrifice all my time
Cuz this music it's been boiling my blood
and these spirits been living on the run
they're gonna catch up to the life that's left unsung.
Well there's worse things than being afraid
you could be trapped under all that you made
with no way out, you'll never get paid.
They say if you're too late, well that's the bottom line
but if you're listening to this, then your still alive.
Don't lose your hope, that's the only good advice.
You could be living your life on the street
you could be walking with no shoes on your feet
though it sounds good, no romance compares
to the carpet that's pulled out from under your prayers.
I've been searching for that golden line.
I know it won't save me but I don't have much time.
I'm left in the dust of tomorrows golden cusp
I'm gonna run down the rest of my life.
I know it aint easy but it sure feels right...
when freedom is the only thing you've got to hide
Track Name: Infinite Repair
Playing my way back home to you
singing my sorry self to sleep
strum out the days like a wish to the stars
I'm gonna learn just how to bleed
torn from you I'm torn from this place
I made the greatest of mistakes
in between the divide of body and soul
a mind gets twisted and it loses control

what are these demons doing to me
why won't my troubles just let me be
they follow me down this lonesome road
they follow me won't let me be free
when the day is done I collapse into my dreams
but my troubles won't let me be free

it aint what it appears to be
so many dreams cut down like a tree
the poetry you can always tell
is just another wish at the bottom of the well

what are these demons doing to me
why won't my troubles just let me be
they follow me down this lonesome road
they follow me won't let me be free
when the day is done I collapse into my dreams
but my troubles won't let me be free

you went all the way
and ravished the night
foolish and magical under the moonlight
running like water boiling your blood
buried down deep in the misssissippi mud
all these years and a rugged face
just makes me want to forget this place
when the old winter storm blows through my bones
I'm gonna fall asleep and you'll leave me alone
Track Name: Lightning
what I would do for some lightning right now
illuminate the overcast and split open the ground
hold onto the wire with one foot on the floor
hope it goes if I return my grace will be reborn
When the arrow pierces the weak
and the king steals away with a castle
hold me dear from cursing my fear and breathe upon my neck
that speak so sweet in an angels tongue
forgiving all that lead to woe
for I am not a better man, nor a king or slave to thee
strike me down my darling
your arms in the air and balanced on your toes
strike me down my darling
right now your so beautiful
lay me on down in the pastures of your valley ever so deep
drown me out with your heartbeat wings and rest me at your feet

what I would do for some lightning right about now
illuminate the poetry that's locked inside the tower
open the gates of fear and doubt so my tongue may deliver a message
your bullets are made of magnets my dear
and all these words are confessions
Track Name: Bag of Bones
All washed up on the road and burned out by the sun
take that bag of bones to the other side of the world

Ill never change
on my back it stays
Ill never change
I'll always be the same

put that pedal to the medal and drive the blues away
set fire to the gasoline thats flowing in your veins

Ill never change
on my back it stays
Ill never change
I'll always be the same

maybe I don't care and maybe you don't mind
maybe I don't care and maybe you don't mind
maybe I don't care and maybe you don't mind

Ill never change
on my back it stays
Ill never change
I'll always be the same

come down from the wreckage, come now lets escape
bring that bag of bones, you got them end of your days

Ill never change
on my back it stays
Ill never change
I'll always be the same
Track Name: On and On
On and on and in my head
from the ground raise the living dead
axe to grind and those blues stain brown eyes
on the horizon, the line that's dividing you from the sky
would slowly fade away

Leave the station on that train
wheels turn and never look back again
from the dust and the stones that you were born
on the horizon, the line that's dividing you from the sky
would slowly fade away

On and on and on and on you fade