Good Farmer

by Chris & Adam Carroll

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The first duo album from Chris & Adam Carroll.

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released August 9, 2019

Produced by Lloyd Maines
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Pat Manske at The Zone
Chris Carroll - Lead and Harmony Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin
Adam Carroll - Lead and Harmony Vocals, Harmonica, Rhythm and Lead Guitar
Lloyd Maines- Ukelel, Baritone Mandolin, Baritone - 12 String - High String and Acoustic Guitars, Pedal Steel, Bass, Percussion
Dennis Ludiker - Fiddle

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Track Name: Hi-Fi Love
I’ve been singing like the devil
You always knew he was a girl
Angel of mercy
Seems like she left me
In a wolf and sheep kinda world

My PA’s squealing
My band is reeling
But I just can’t get enough
Of your old French ticklers
No-one-in-particular
And your sundown hi-fi love

Well, go ahead now
Mess up a marriage
Make em’ act just like a fool
I seen ya standing
Beneath the moonlight
I’ve been feeling like I do

Been knowing no one
Next to nothing
I guess I’ve had it pretty rough

Would you like some
Sancho knockin’
Freebird rockin’
White trash, hi-fi love

Fig leaf wearin’
doobie sharin’
Pink Floyd hi-fi love

A West Coast dreamer
A white line princess
With a Maple Leafs tattoo
You’ve been drinkin’
Like a bricklayer’s daughter
That I’ve been getting close to you
The midnight highway
Has made you crazy
Nickel and dime’d you
And made you rough

Would you like some
Neighbor wakin’
Old bones shakin’
Howlin’ Wolf hi-fi love

Oprah lovin’
Fred Sanford fearin’
Lamont
Hi-Fi Love
Whiskey drinkin'
Folk music singin'
Midnight hi-fi love
Pissing on your own grave
An Irish holiday
Shillelagh
Hi-Fi Love
Track Name: City By The Sea
If her words are fire why can’t she watch em glow
Seems like smoke and mirrors is all she gets to know
She’d been here so long, it’s hard to believe
That she ever hung around the city by the sea

She used to ride with angels tryin to be free
Now she lights a candle, and prays down on her knees
For those who’ve gone before her, for those who need relief
She’s got the devil at her back, the city by the sea


Bridge:
Won’t you give her shelter, won’t you hear her song
You can bring a bottle, you can sing along
She says come all ragged souls come unto me
I will give you rest, I got what you need

And she’s got skeletons in her songs down on Josephine
She sings em for a stranger that she’s never seen
If you can leave a dollar you can by a dream
She’s been looking for some light, the city by the sea
She’ve been looking for some light, the city by the sea
Track Name: Good Farmer
Oh Daisy, she gets up early before it rains
With her first pair of work gloves
To feed the animals and give them names
Oh Daisy, she’s got dirt on her little hands
Like her mama showed her how to listen to the land
She’s a good farmer, she’s a good farmer

Oh Suzy, blushing cheeks and a love on her mind
She’s still working, a little half hearted some of the time
Oh Suzy, she can’t wait to get time alone
Maybe have a family, maybe yield a harvest of her own
She’s a good farmer, she’s a good farmer

The sun, the rain, plant seeds and pray
You get up in the morning, until you see the light
It gets dark sometimes, and you might not have a lot
You’ve got to grow what you’ve planted
You’ve got to work with what you’ve got

Oh Rosie, midnight shifts and overtime
Her backs been hurtin, her feet in rhythm with the line
She’s got children, rows of their dreams in her mind
So she’s hanging on just to find the home they left behind
She’s a good farmer, she’s a good farmer

Oh Lilly, she has found a great place to grow
And she’s raised flowers, she’s earned the strength to let em go
She is the music, from the earth up to the sky
She writes the words of the orphans lullaby
She’s a good farmer, she’s a good farmer

The sun, the rain, plant seeds and pray
Track Name: Tough As Nails
From the mountains in Alberta, to South Ontario
Daddy’s little girl is tough as nails...
She can plant a forest,
She can back down a chainsaw
Tryin to keep an outlaw out of jail,
Daddy was a carpenter
Daddy’s back was strong,
He taught her to stand her ground
And work hard all day long but her spirit needed healin’ from all
It’s wandering around, so she packed up her hawk feather and
Headed south...

Chorus
She’s a real live wire, she’s a high strung horse
But she will always win the race for you, oh what a wonder oh
What a force, Daddy’s little girl will always come through

She played for the lost souls, she sang for the bikers, a
Rock n roll angel they called Queen Red, they’d all come
To listen, down by the canal, to every song she sang, and
Every word she said. Mama was an Irish traveler way up
In Muskoka, mama she gave daddy’s girl some hillbilly lines
All the gifts and mysteries, all the hidden treasures for her
To unwrap, once piece at a time Chorus
She keeps a candle burnin’ all day and all night long
She loves the singer as much as the song, when you’re a
Cosmic pilgrim the world is just a shell, lookin for a spring
Deep inside a well I’ll always come and see her no matter
What shape I’m in, she can always turn my head no matter
How she’s feelin, she can open up a border, she can tear down
A wall, yeah daddy’s little girl can do it all

Chorus
Track Name: Angel In God's Country
You can’t judge a book by her cover,
Or a girl by her lover
She’s cut her teeth
On bigger troubles than these
She been so lost
Is that the forest, or trees?

She’s not ashamed, of how she makes her way
He asked her twice, to make sure he heard her right
She said “It’s not easy lovin’ me and it’s not free”

Chorus
Angel in God’s country rasin’ hell
She’s just a tiny thing,
A little broken wing
With a story to tell

She pulled her heart
From the dust and dark
She’d never known
A love so strong
She sings so sweet and low
To that little one

And you can’t judge a book by her cover
Or a child by her mother
She’ll cut her teeth
She’ll cut ‘em someday, it’s just a story
It’s just her story, anyway
Track Name: Louise
Saw your face on a billboard sign
Barely recognized your smile
Homesick blues behind your eyes
You’re up the road about half a mile

Wayward girl in a cotton dress
Played the devil’s last request
Danced with one but you left the rest
Moonlight child on a midnight quest

Saw another side of you
Rumbled like a 502
Turnin all them heads around
You should hear the talk in town
Heard you on the radio
All the places we don’t go
Getting ready for the show

Louise, you brought us to our knees
Oh, we still miss you so
We still miss you so

Gypsy curses, family names
Songbirds in the silver rain
Lonely tears and your mothers grief
Fell just like a dogwood leaf

Chorus
Track Name: The Old Wilted Rose
She’s a graceful old lady, sharp as a tack
He’s a gutter tramp poet, and moves like molasses
Some people say that he’s just a hack
Cuz he’s sees his lady through rose colored glasses

She rode on buses, she flew in jet planes
He slept in motels and forgot all their names
She’s ridden bulls and she’s courted fame
Now that the glitter has faded away,
She’s a sweet violin with some songs left to play
And he just lights up when she looks his way

Chorus
You can’t catch the sky on a starlight night
You can’t tell a tree how to grow
You can’t buy the moonlight, you can’t fake the sunshine
We all got our own rows to hoe
And honky tonk singers they come and they go
But these two just watered an old wilted rose

When all her top forty was on it’s way down
That was just about the time that the tramp came to town
He was scuffed up and ruffled, with a mouthful to say
But she doesn’t need a high horse to get on today
You see, the diamonds and gold
They just got in the way
They could bring her the mountains and the stars up above
But she’d just want music, she’d just take love

Chorus

If shame was gold records they would cover his wall
And if lonely was a mansion she’d have the biggest of all
And old pair of boots and a faded red dress
They’ve seen some miles and they’ll see more I guess
With half written songs to get off their chest
A heart that knows love that’s a heart at it’s best
Timeless and free, beyond all regrets

Chorus
Track Name: Love You Already
I’ve been a hungry ghost, with strangers on a train.
I’ve been too damn sick, to feel any pain
But you knew I was grievin’, before you and I met,
I swear you knew how to heal me, before you ever knew my name

I love you already, you might say I chose you
Sometimes it seems like, I’ve always known you,
You’re arms were wide open, I know that you told me
There’s been someone who always loved you
There’s been someone who already knew.

He might’ve been homeless, when he blessed the child
She might’ve been rich and alone for a while
It’s a young man’s struggle, an old man’s cane,
It’s hard to say just how many have tried to make a rough road plain.

Chorus
But I love you already, you might say I chose ya,
you know I’ve been hurtin’, I don’t have to show ya
You might be an angel, I know that you told me
There’s been someone who’s always loved you,
There’s been someone who already knew

I’ve seen my bowl empty, and I thought I was a fool
but you taught me to trust, that my cups always full
I tell ya I was asleep, before you came along
It’s like you had the music but I had the song

Well I keep gettin older, but I don’t act my age.
I’m a blank piece of paper, words just don’t fit the page.
You’re a dream made of starlight, that shines on my pain
I’m a wide open field, that’s been prayin’ for rain

Chorus
I love you already, you might say I choose ya, sometimes it seems like,
I’ve always known ya, Cuz you love me already, I know that you told me
There was something you had to get through,
And there was someone who knew what to do.

Yeah there was someone who already, some one who already, some one who already knew.
Track Name: Ocean of Peace
The warrior, the king, the priest and the lover
Scattered with the wind, on down to the river
Never knowing they might meet up with each other
Until they flowed to the ocean of peace
Until they came to the ocean of peace

Countless young warriors went off over seas
Bound and determined to the Tigris and Euphrates
But as they came home with the war still unseen
So far from the ocean of peace
So far from the ocean of peace

She met a young soldier who’s wounds had not healed
He was blinded by his pain, which he shielded with his anger
She brought him back from the edge
Looked him square in his eyes
And she showed him an ocean of peace
He caught a glimpse of the ocean of peace

You might meet someone derelict and alone
You don’t know where they’ve been
You don’t know what they’ve known
But come home to yourself and if you look deep enough
You can bring them and ocean of peace
You can show them and ocean of peace

The warrior, the king, the priest and the lover
Scattered with the wind, on down to the river
Never knowing they might meet up with each other
When they flowed to the ocean of peace
When they came to the ocean of peace
Track Name: Take Me Away
Rain beatin’ down on a midnight moon
Oh baby I’ll be leavin’ soon, take me away
The winds are howlin’ like an old freight train
Oh babe these are the winds of change
Take me away

Chorus
Cuz I’ve been sittin’ on the front porch
Watchin’ the world go round
Through the eyes of a fool,
Head like a rock
The whole world tumblin’ down

Rain beatin’ down on a midnight moon
Oh baby I’ll be leavin’ soon, take me away

Grass around you’re ankles
In the field before the flood
You’re a rough cut diamond
In the Mississippi mud
Take me away

I’ve been a two time loser
With my guitar and my gun
A mover and a shaker
And a lover in the sun
Take me away

Chorus

Rain beatin’ down on a midnight moon
Oh baby I’ll be leavin’ soon

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