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Live at the Barn

The Wood Brothers

Live at the Barn

Recorded live at Levon Helm Studios AKA The Barn in Woodstock, NY on August 19, 2016 (except for “Trouble In Mind”, recorded at Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, Maine).

Mary Anna

of the two of us i know i've been the fool right from the start
every other day i fumble for the light switch to your heart
but lately i been thinkin
you're gettin mighty cold
and if it ain't the switch honey
well it just might be the bulb

oh won't you cut on the lights Mary Anna
won't you cut on that midnight sun
won't you cut on the lights Mary Anna
i can't wait for the mornin
the mornin to come

of the two of us i know you've got the looks and all the charm
every other day i'm humbled just to hold you in my arms
but lately i been thinkin
you might not give a damn
and i don't want to be somebody's every other day man

CHORUS

you been puttin me on like your makeup
this love in the dark well it's wrong
honey i'm fixin to wake up
'cause i like my lovin with the light on

CHORUS

I Got Loaded

Last night
I got loaded
On a bottle of wine
A bottle of wine
Last night
I got loaded
On a bottle of wine
A bottle of wine

CHORUS

The night before last
I got loaded
On a bottle of gin
A bottle of gin
The night before last
I got loaded
On a bottle of gin
A bottle of gin

CHORUS

Well tonight
I might get loaded
On a bottle of whiskey
A bottle of whiskey
And tonight
I might get loaded
On a bottle of whiskey
A bottle of whiskey

CHORUS

And I feel alright
Well I feel alright
I feel alright

Tried And Tempted

I been thinkin’ ‘bout dropping out
and lettin’ this old river
spit me into the sea.
do you remember when I sold you my soul
now that it’s getting kinda old
won’t you sell it back to me

I’ve been tried and tempted
tried and tempted
tried and tempted
tried and tempted

well I been thinkin’ ‘bout turnin’ ‘round
and headin’ up the stream
to climb a mountain of youth
do you remember when I opened up your box
and let the demons out
they fight me nail and tooth

CHORUS

I’d like to be the wind
don’t wanna be the sail
I’d like to be the train
not the rail
I’d like to be the train
not the rail

CHORUS

Trouble In Mind
Who The Devil

It’s hard to be fair when you're fightin'
It’s hard to be nice when you lose
You wish you were thunder and lightnin'
And all you are
Is stuck with the blues

Do you gotta be lost to be found
Who the devil spins the world around
Before you know the sun's up it goes down
Do you gotta be lost to be found
Who the devil spins the world around
Well it is what it is and it isn't what it ain't
Doesn’t matter what it was cause you know it's gonna keep on

You can't keep me from laughin'
And I can't keep you from cryin'
It’s hard to say just what's happenin'
We could be crashin'
Or we could be flyin'

Do you gotta be lost to be found
Who the devil spins the world around
Before you know the sun's up it goes down
Do you gotta be lost to be found
Who the devil spins the world around
Well it is what it is and it isn't what it ain't
Doesn’t matter what it was cause you know it's gonna keep on
Keep on changin'

Wastin' My Mind

Wastin’ my mind on you
Wastin’ my mind on you

Makes my head spin
Where does your love begin and end
There’s no answer
To the questions I keep asking you
You look at me like I’m a fool

Wastin' my mind on you
Wastin’ my mind on you
Wishin’ my heart would'a thought things through
Wastin’ my mind on you

Sweet confusion
Always changin' the point of view
A fine illusion
Keeps me hanging on to find the truth
Look at me I’m such a fool

Look at the fool
Look for the truth

Wastin' my mind on you
Wastin’ my mind on you
Wishin’ my heart would'a thought things through
Wastin’ my mind on you

Postcards From Hell

i know a man who sings the blues
yeah he plays just what he feels
keeps a letter in the pocket of his coat
but he never breaks the seal

set up in a bar room corner
playin' for tips and beer
people carryin' on and drinkin'
you gotta strain to hear

i've seen him playin' some old cheap guitar
but he could play on pots and pans
you never heard a soul so pure and true
it's flowing' right out of his hands
he can sing sweet as a choir girl
or he can sing a house on fire
i've seen him callin' up the angels
and use a breeze for a telephone wire

and if you ask him
how he sings his blues so well
he says
i got a soul that i won't sell
i got a soul that i won't sell
i got a soul that i won't sell
and i dont read postcards from hell

says he came from down in texas
playin' out since he's fifteen
you can hear a little chicago
and a lot of new orleans
he can take you on a freight train
he can take you down the alley
he can take you to the church
he can walk you through the valley

CHORUS

i've seen him sleepin' in a doorway
maybe livin' outside
on his back just like a cockroach
but he ain't waitin' to die

CHORUS

Honey Jar

Standin’ on the back of that train with your open arms
Lookin’ at the big sky listenin' to the smoke alarm
You wonder what happened guess your heart must'a jumped the track
Put your lips out in the wind and you hope you get some kissin' back

Every night you get the same old dream
There’s a spoon full of honey where your heart should be
And there's
Honey drippin' off your spoon
Honey drippin' off your spoon

White skin freckles big hard candy green eyes
Bet you wish you had your red headed woman back sometimes
The last thing you got was a left handed letter
And you opened up the seal like you didn't even know better

Every night you get the same old dream
There’s a spoon full of honey where your heart should be
And there's
Honey drippin' off your spoon
Honey drippin' off your spoon

Don’t you know your spoon's gettin' low
You worry and you wonder just where all the honey goes
But if you hope it and you pray real hard
If you will it you can wish it
Heaven is a Honey Jar

Ophelia

Boards on the window
Mail by the door
What would anybody leave so quickly for?
Ophelia
Where have you gone?

The old neighborhood just ain't the same
Nobody knows just what became of
Ophelia
Tell me, what went wrong

Was it something that somebody said?
Mama, I know we broke the rules
Was somebody up against the law?
Honey, you know I'd die for you

Ashes of laughter
The ghost is clear
Why do the best things always disappear
Like Ophelia
Please darken my door

Was it something that somebody said?
Mama, I know we broke the rules
Was somebody up against the law?
Honey, you know I'd die for you

They got your number
Scared and running
But I'm still waiting for the second coming
Of Ophelia
Come back home

CREDITSCHRIS WOOD / Bass, Vocals, Harmonica
OLIVER WOOD / Guitar, Vocals
JANO RIX / Drums, Vocals, Shuitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals

Live Mix, Recording Engineer / Daniel P. Ramirez
Monitor Engineer / Jack DiBoise
Recording Engineer / Pete Caigan
Assistant Engineer / Brendan McDonough
Recording Engineer (Trouble in Mind) / Pat O’Donnell
Mixed by Brandon Bell at Southern Ground Nashville
Mastered by Eric Conn at Independent Mastering
Additional Mixing / Jano Rix

Photography / Leigh-Ann Beverley
Package Design / Chris Kro

Very special thanks to Barbara O’Brien, Amy Helm, and the entire staff and crew at Levon Helm Studios, and Stone Mountain Arts Center.