Live, Volume 1: Sky High

RELEASE DATE: May 8th, 2012

Live, Volume 1: Sky High

The first volume in a series of live recordings, “Live, Volume 1: Sky High” features tunes from the brothers’ first record, "Ways Not to Lose" and their latest LP "Smoke Ring Halo," plus a Mississippi John Hurt gem called "Payday." Also available on vinyl.

Click a song title for lyrics.

  1. One More Day

    I’ve seen you in a sadness
    I’ve seen you when you’d hoped to die
    I heard you say
    It’s rainin’ all over the world
    What did I tell you
    What did I say
    Just when your faith is gone
    Give it one more day
    I’ve seen you with your head low
    Face down on the ground
    I heard you say
    You’re lost and you couldn’t be found
    What did I tell you
    What did I say
    Just when your faith is gone
    Give it one more day
    Next thing you’re shinin’ right back at the sun
    Blowin’ right back at the wind
    Roarin’ right back at the ocean
    Nothin’s gonna do you in
    Give it one more day
    One more day
    Just when your faith is gone
    Gives it one more day
    I’ve seen you when your soul shines
    I’ve seen you when your heart sings
    I heard you say
    The world don’t owe you a thing
    Yeah, what did you tell me
    What did you say
    Just when you’re faith is gone
    Give it one more day

  2. Smoke Ring Halo

    Bet your heart was an ice cube last night
    Just chillin' your whiskey blood
    Puttin’ your mind way out of sight
    And that's okay
    ‘Cause you got a smoke ring halo
    Just won’t blow away

    I heard today you had to go
    Well I guess we all get carried away
    You’re just a saint saint with a cigarette jones
    And that's okay
    You got a smoke ring halo
    Just won’t blow away

    You deserve better
    That’s all I know
    I just hope they get it right
    In that place where you're goin'
    You should be covered
    In a circle of gold
    Won’t you let some angel blow away
    Your smoke ring halo

    We’re all gonna miss you playin' your horn
    And showin' us your busted heart
    You blow so hard your lips are torn
    And that's the way
    You got a smoke ring halo
    Just won't blow away.

    We all got things we can't help
    You always had to take a bullet for a stranger
    I heard today you took one for yourself
    And that's okay
    You got a smoke ring halo
    You got a smoke ring halo
    You got a smoke ring halo
    You got a smoke ring halo
    Just won’t blow away

  3. Glad

    Lead shoes
    Is what I use
    When I’m runnin’
    Away from you
    A golden rose
    It always knows
    It’s good to see you
    But I’ll be glad to see you go
    I have missed you
    Is what I say
    When I’m wishin’
    You’d stay away
    A cold wind
    Starts to blow
    It’s good to see you
    But I’ll be glad to see you go
    Good to see you
    But I’ll be glad to see you go
    I’m glad to see you go
    I’m tryin’ to be a mountain
    But it’s not easy.
    Run and hide
    Is what I do
    When I’m tryin’
    To start anew
    A knock on my door
    Scares me so
    It’s good to see you
    But I’ll be glad to see you go
    Good to see you
    But I’ll be glad to see you go
    I’m glad to see you go
    I’m tryin’ to be a mountain
    But it’s not easy

  4. Stumbled In

    You give me chills
    When you sing so sweet
    You make me feel it
    From my neck to my feet
    You get me sky high
    With chicken skin
    This must be heaven
    And I stumbled in

    I see your voice
    When I close my eyes
    It’s a light shinin'
    And it's shinin' so bright
    I’m in the shadow
    Of your snow white wings
    This must be heaven
    And I stumbled in

    I stumbled in
    I stumbled in
    I just found heaven
    With a touch of sin

    I couldn't feel
    Any better
    You could knock me down
    With a feather
    Cut me in half
    With a blade of grass
    This must be heaven
    And I hope it lasts

    I stumbled in
    I stumbled in
    I don’t mind the neon and the smoke
    And your breath of gin
    'Cause I just found heaven
    With a touch of sin

  5. Payday
  6. Made It Up the Mountain

    Speakin' of lyin'
    Well I told a few
    They say that's not what Jesus would do
    I been tempted red white and blue
    But you'll understand when you’re in my shoes
    I was just findin' my way

    I don't believe
    I don't believe I'd'a made it up the mountain
    I don't believe
    I don't believe I'd'a climbed so high
    I don't believe
    I don't believe I'd'a made it up the mountain
    Without the fire
    Burnin’ under my behind

    Speaking of bridges
    Well I burned a few
    Talk about cheatin' and bendin' some rules
    It might not sound like what a man should do
    But you'll understand when you're in my shoes
    I was just finding my way

    CHORUS

    Speaking of fallin'
    And breakin' in two
    Talkin’ bout love and I had a few
    But you keep on climbin' to get to the truth
    You gotta burn a few holes in those shoes
    If you're gonna find your way

    CHORUS

  7. Luckiest Man

    My whole Saturday
    And Sunday too
    I was thinking ‘bout
    Ways not to lose
    Lay down my weapons
    Is what I’ve done
    Too late to hide
    Feet too soft to run
    But people say I’m the luckiest man
    Yeah they say

    CHORUS:
    Runnin’ is useless
    Fightin’ is foolish
    You’re not gonna win
    But still you’re the luckiest man
    You’re up against
    Too many horses
    And mysterious forces
    What you don’t know is
    You are the luckiest man
    You’re the luckiest man
    I don’t talk to the Devil
    When he calls my name
    But sometimes when I’m losin’
    It all seems the same
    And when I fall
    I’m back up again
    Just to slip on the same mistakes
    And slide right back in
    But people say I’m the luckiest man
    yeah they say

    CHORUS
    Try to keep my faith
    And keep my mind
    I’d hate to lose either one
    When the whip cracks behind
    And I can’t but help mournin’
    Just a little each night
    People say everything’s
    Gonna be alright
    They say I’m the luckiest man
    Yeah they say

    CHORUS

CREDITS

OLIVER WOOD / guitar, vocals
CHRIS WOOD / bass, vocals
JANO RIX / drums, melodica, vocals

Special Guest - CLAY COOK / lap steel, vocals

Executive Producer - Zac Brown

Produced by The Wood Brothers with Clay Cook and Matt Mangano
Engineered by Kenny Raduazzo, Clay Cook and Matt Mangano
Mixed by Clay Cook in The Small Room, Atlanta, GA
Mastered by Eric Conn and Don Cobb at Independent Mastering, Nashville, TN
Design by Starshaped Press

Management - Liz Penta at Emcee Artist Management
Label – Lynn Oliver for Southern Ground Artists, Inc.
Booking – Lynn Cingari for Paradigm Agency

Venues: Mojo's in Columbia, MO; World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington, DE; SPACE in Evanston, IL; The Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA; The Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI

1. ONE MORE DAY - (O. Wood) Royal Kook Music (BMI)
2. SMOKE RING HALO - (O. Wood/C. Wood) Royal Kook Music/Wood Sound Publishing (BMI)
3. GLAD - (O. Wood) Royal Kook Music (BMI)
4. STUMBLED IN - (O. Wood/C. Wood) Royal Kook Music/Wood Sound Publishing (BMI)
5. PAYDAY - (J. S. Hurt) American League Music & Zap Publishing Co. (BMI)
6. MADE IT UP THE MOUNTAIN - (O. Wood/C. Wood) Royal Kook Music/Wood Sound Publishing (BMI)
7. LUCKIEST MAN - (O. Wood/G. Baba) Royal Kook Music (BMI)