A Place For Us

by Sammy Guns

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released December 31, 2016

Sammy Guns: Vocals, Backup vocals, Drums, Bass, Acoustic guitar,
Piano\ Organ, Accordion, Electric guitar
Johnny Humphries: Electric Guitar, Mandolin
Henry Johns: Pedal Steel, Dobro

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Track Name: Caged Canary
I met a gal one late summer evening
I clipped her wings and put that bird in a cage
I only wanted to give my heart, I never knew she wanted freedom
I couldn’t let the love slip away
Then one night I showed her off to a real good friend of mine
And now she’s gone with no goodbye

I unlocked my caged canary
And I thought she wouldn’t fly
Now I’ve lost my caged canary
She’s gone with no goodbye

Now I sit in this room cold and lonely
Thinking about all the facts I can’t deny
I’m convinced things would have been a bit different if only
I never stripped away her will to fly
I had it all planned out but I was living in a lie
And now she’s gone with no goodbye

I unlocked my caged canary
And I thought she wouldn’t fly
Now I’ve lost my caged canary
She’s gone with no goodbye
Track Name: Surrounded By Stone
Warden, I killed her that day,
An eye for an eye some folks say,
And to this cold lonely prison, death I was given,
But ive been here for ten years to date

Warden, when will my death come,
They proved it, I murdered in cold blood,
And im not asking for forgiveness, just a few folks to witness,
As I pay for the evil that ive done

I guess I just don’t deserve,
Anything more than six feet of earth,
I don’t want to die this I know
But id rather be buried, then surrounded by stone

Warden, no longer can I wait,
The hair I have left has all turned grey,
Ever since he dropped the gavel,
Ive prepared myself for travel,
But ive still been there for ten years to date

I guess I just don’t deserve,
Anything more than six feet of earth,
I don’t want to die this I know
But id rather be buried, then surrounded by stone
Track Name: Top Shelf Tequila
I just came into this old bar with hungry eyes and ill fill my cup with love, I know its here,
But im not here for what you think, no, im just here for a drink of that, top shelf tequila and them lite domestic beers,

I met eyes with her across this old polished pine and Ill catch onto what she made so very clear,
But im not here for what she thinks, no, im just here for a drink of that, top shelf tequila and them lite domestic beers,

All I want is what I see, yeah, sitting in my hand,
All I ask and all I need is, keep me out of your plans,
I got what’ll take care of me baby,
So mister barkeep keep on serving me sting and weak drinks of, top shelf tequila and them lite domestic beers
Track Name: Diggin' Coal
I was raised in a coal mining town,
Never dreamt of sticking round,
But times are tough, if you don’t work you’ll drown,
And the rain is pouring down,
The time to sink or swim is now,
So im diggin’ coal

I put away each and every cent,
To move on down the line but then,
I met a gal, she took away my wind,
And after we got hitched,
I was back in the hole again,
Diggin’ coal

We had a child and I love him dear,
But my wife has made I clear,
That all his family and friends are near,
So it looks like ill be here,
For at least the next eighteen years,
Diggin’ coal

Time has passed so fast and it shows,
My son is getting old,
I wish he’d pack a bag and just hit the road,
Cause I fear that if he don’t,
He’ll take my place here down below,
Diggin’ coal
Track Name: Reminds Me Of Gold
She reminds me of gold

I have wasted days searching for priceless charms
But never quite fulfilled within my heart
And then one day she caught my eye and it was clear
That I had found what I’d been after all these years

She reminds me of gold
Shinning bright, deep down in her soul
Never fading, never to grow old
She reminds me of gold

I’ve no shortage of glamor in my life
As long as she is right there in my arms
There’s no need for rings or fancy things to wear
Cause the riches of the world just can’t compare

She reminds me of gold
Shinning bright, deep down in her soul
Never fading, never to grow old
She reminds me of gold
Track Name: First Time Ramblin' Blues
I packed up my suitcase filled with all the things I need
I got this old box and an extra set of guitar strings
Told my gal there’s a lot of this country I aint never seen

My woman said she’s fine with it go on ramble around
Go see the big cities bright lights out of this one horse town
But if you don’t be a good boy im tearing this happy house down

My first opportunity I jumped on a long black train
But I ended up in cuffs the very first stop they made
I learned things aint nothing like they used to be back in the days

When they let me out the jail house I put my thumb out with a plan
And some fellas picked me up in a souped up Chevrolet van
They robbed me of my guitar and started up a traveling band

Now im walking down the highway with nothing but what ive got on
And im looking for a reason of why I ever wanted to roam
Id like to see my gal but im a thousand miles away from home

Now my hairs hit my shoulders, and it looks like im needing a shave
The holes in my boots are a whole lot bigger today
And if I ever make it home, home is where im gonna stay
Track Name: A Place For Us
I like whisky from a flask
And I like cold beer from a glass
These good time friends of mine, well they all agree
This life of trouble is the only life for me

We like honky tonk saloons
Running wild and howling at the moon
We’ve no time to wonder what’s after life
We’re just working days to support the nights

If there’s a place for only those
Who bow their head down low with hope
That their faithful soul will rise and float
The day that life takes its toll
Well I suppose there’ll be a place for us down below

Not one regret do I hold
I would never change the path I chose
But there are those who tell me I need to kneel and pray
And find that savior before judgment day

If there’s a place for only those
Who bow their head down low with hope
That their faithful soul will rise and float
The day that life takes its toll
Well I suppose there’ll be a place for us down below
Track Name: Moving To The Country
I believe I’ll be moving to the country
This city life has really got me down
The girls all just love to talk about me
They know that I like to get around

I like to drink, I like my smoke
I stretch the truth, But not too much
I like to run around like a tom cat just trying to make my rounds
I believe I’ve had every good time in this town

I’ve had my share of red heads blondes and brunettes
All different colors, races, creeds and such
But I’ve worn out my welcome in this city
Cause them city girls know I get around too much

I like to drink, I like my smoke
I stretch the truth, But not too much
I like to run around like a tom cat just trying to make my rounds
I believe I’ve had every good time,
Well I think I’ve had every good time,
Well I know I’ve had every good time in this town
Track Name: You Cant Honky Tonk (To Heal Your Heart)
You can’t hanky tonk to heal your heart

You’ve tried your best to get over, this weary pain
But at times you get that feeling, you need a little scenery change
So you chase those bright neon lights, the whole night threw
And try for and angle at a honky tonk saloon

But you can’t dry your tears in the rain
You can’t find your way in the dark
You can’t live your life from a grave
So don’t try and honky tonk to heal your heart

I know just how your feeling, I’ve been there before
Your only option is rock bottom, I’ve felt that floor before
So don’t chase those bright neon lights, you’ll only hit the wall
You’ll never stand up if you only choose to fall

But you can’t dry your tears in the rain
You can’t find your way in the dark
You can’t live your life from a grave
So don’t try and honky tonk to heal your heart
Track Name: Take A Break
My woman she’s gone and left one reason
She needed time to play
It looks like I’ve got my freedom
I guess I could do the same
But it’s hard to feel free when every barroom’s
Just another wing of a prison
Well I think I’ll just go and dig me a hole
And take a break from living

I got me a shovel, a pick and an axe
Won’t tell nobody where I’ll be at
No root too rough no rock too stout
Is gonna stop me from digging the ground

At the local cemetery, the people are peaceful
I’m jealous of all of them
Well I think I’ll just go and dig me a hole
And take a break from living

My friends all say you can’t go spending
All your time alone
Cause the sea’s got plenty of top notch fishing
Catch you one and take it home
And they’ve all been down this road I’m rolling
So, to their advice I should listen
But I think I’ll just go and dig me a hole
And take a break from living

I got me a shovel, a pick and an axe
Won’t tell nobody where I’ll be at
No root too rough no rock too stout
Is gonna stop me from digging the ground

I’ve heard all the same cliché’s saying
‘just play the cards that are given’
But I think I’ll just go and dig me a hole
And take a break from living