Red Roads Of Home

by O'Leary

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Sit down sonny and I’ll tell you a story, of a poor wretched sin of a man Born in Morell or some say hell, I’ll believe in the latter if I can. Oh he lived for the ladies and he lived for the liquor, till he found himself in cards one day Said “It’s can’t be sinning if I just keep winning, so I’ll take all your money if I may!” Cause there ain`t none wiser than the Morell Miser You got to give that devil his due If you think yourself wiser than that Morell Miser You’re gonna get what’s coming to you Well the priest of the parish didn’t like this to much, the collection was coming up dry The totals had him floored, so he prayed unto the Lord, and just then that Miser walked by He said “Father, it’s a shame! That collection is a shame! Some might call it a sin! If you’re willing and you’re able, come on down to my table, and see what you can win!” Cause there ain`t none wiser than the Morell Miser You got to give that devil his due If you think yourself wiser than that Morell Miser You’re gonna get what’s coming to you So he said the Our Father and he sat at the table, I’ll tell you what he did see A farmer, the barber, an MLA’s daughter, and a member of the RCMP Then the miser showed up and those cards started flying, the money started changing hands Before he dealt some more something fell on the floor, and that’s when it all hit the fan Cause there ain`t none wiser than the Morell Miser You got to give that devil his due If you think yourself wiser than that Morell Miser You’re gonna get what’s coming to you What fell to the floor no one seems to know, the farmer did take a peek He said no more, ran straight out the door, the barber let out a shriek Then the miser stood up, and their jaws all dropped, the priest said the good lord`s name With hooves and a tail that miser did wail, and vanish in a ball of flame Cause there ain`t none wiser than the Morell Miser You got to give that devil his due If you think yourself wiser than that Morell Miser You’re gonna get what’s coming to you
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I long for a time before I knew, The terrible things a man could do. A time where I could walk with you, Down those red roads of home. The bombs they stopped some 10 years ago It seems it’s all I’ll ever know Some things a man just can’t let go No matter what he tries I see the guns all through the night I wake up ready for a fight The only enemy in my sight More red tape and lies I long for a time before I knew, The terrible things a man could do. A time where I could walk with you, Down those red roads of home. In the mirror all I see (Is) a shell of what I used to be Standing right in front of me A prisoner of his pain. We kept the peace as best we could Saw things that no man ever should And no one ever understood We’d never be the same. I long for a time before I knew, The terrible things a man could do. A time where I could walk with you, Down those red roads of home. In the mirror all I see (Is) a shell of what I used to be Standing right in front of me A prisoner of his pain. We kept this peace as best we could Saw things that no one ever should And no one ever understood We’ll never be the same.
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Ruddiger 03:24
Those time in life define The people we have become today Those times in life remind us That things are never gonna be the same It seems so long ago But we’re not slowing down And every one’s a reason I love and hate this stupid town Sitting on the kitchen floor lighting shots of one fifty one It tasted like the Devil but it burned me like the sun We passed out in the attic by that boarded up doorway I still think that place is haunted I don’t care what people say Those time in life define The people we have become today Those times in life remind us That things are never gonna be the same It seems so long ago But we’re not slowing down And every one’s a reason I love and hate this stupid town We were cashing in our empties just so we could pay the rent That landlord couldn’t stand us but he loved those cheques we sent. Those time in life define The people we have become today Those times in life remind us That things are never gonna be the same It seems so long ago But we’re not slowing down And every one’s a reason I love and hate this stupid town
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The Gallows 05:10
I’ll rise in the east and I’ll follow the sun For fear they should find me and learn what I’ve down Now I am New England bound banished from my home Forced to leave the place I love and cursed to be alone They’ll try me and they’ll taunt me And when they’ve had their fill They’ll drag me to the gallows And hang me on the hill. They’ll try me and they’ll taunt me And when they’ve had their fill They’ll drag me to the gallows And hang me on the hill. I took a life to spare a life And now I bear that shame The only one who know the truth Can’t speak to clear my name One quick right in the dead of night Forever hunts my soul Now she’s paralyzed by fear And I‘m left in the cold They’ll try me and they’ll taunt me And when they’ve had their fill They’ll drag me to the gallows And hang me on the hill. They’ll try me and they’ll taunt me And when they’ve had their fill They’ll drag me to the gallows And hang me on the hill.
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When I was just a boy, my old grandfather said to me Oh, beware the songs of sirens, child, cause they call good men to sea. I would stand upon the cape and dream of sights that I would see When I leave my plough for a packet ship and those sails would set me free. A ship may said unhindered but a man is never free When he’s caught between the devil and the cold black sea If I did it all again, I’m not sure where I would be But I never court the devil or the cold black sea. Oh, I made my way to an old port town many miles from the home I knew With a whole lot of time and a little bit of coin, what’s a lone young man to do? I found my way to the public house where the drink and the girls found me And I found myself in a fair bit of trouble, so I fled to the cold black sea. A ship may said unhindered but a man is never free When he’s caught between the devil and the cold black sea If I did it all again, I’m not sure where I would be But I never court the devil or the cold black sea. I set out to find freedom, but the trouble that I found Had me dealing with the devil to avoid that burial mound And if you don’t believe my words I’ll be glad to leave you be If you never court the devil and beware that cold black sea A ship may said unhindered but a man is never free When he’s caught between the devil and the cold black sea If I did it all again, I’m not sure where I would be But I never court the devil or the cold black sea.
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The bells were ringing early throughout the streets of town Out upon the water no trouble could be found Eighteen hundred fifty three the bells of Saint James sound No bell can help a man of God whose ship is going down The ship is going down 16 started out that day the morning of the bell 7 stayed beneath the waves forever damned to hell No time to help your fellow man you both will surely drown Cut the rope and save yourself the ship is going down The ship is going down Dressed in white they rang the bell 8 times to set them free For the ship they sailed upon and 7 left to sea Eighteen hundred fifty three the bells of Saint James sound No bell can help a man of God whose ship is going down The ship is going down
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Mountain Dew 03:40

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Celtic and bluegrass folk mixed with punk rock 'n' roll and Maritime sensibilities.

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released October 13, 2015

Danny Dowling - Vocals, Banjos
Garrett Curley- Mandolin, Bouzouki, Vocals
Chris Gaudette - Guitar, Vocals
Behn McIlwaine - Guitar
Shaun Patterson - Bass Guitar
Ryan Hale - Drums

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O'Leary Prince Edward Island

Steeped in Maritime tradition and accompanied by traditional instruments, playing punk songs and an original twist on some old Celtic standbys as well.

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Danny Dowling - Vocals, Banjo
Garrett Curley- Mandolin, Bouzouki, Vocals
Chris Gaudette - Guitar, Vocals
Josh Maccarville - Drums
Behn McIlwaine - Guitar
Shaun Patterson - Bass Guitar
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