Live, Volume 1 : Sky High

The Wood Brothers

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.

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

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

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

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

Payday

It don't matter what I do
Can't get along with you
I'm gonna take you to your momma on payday
No matter what I say
Well i just cant find a way
I'm gonna take you to your momma on payday
Payday, payday
I'm gonna take you to your momma on payday
Payday, payday
I'm gonna take you to your momma on payday
Well theres a rabbit in the lawn
Aint' got no rabid dog
And I'd hate to see that rabbit get away
Get away, get away
Well Id'a hate to see that rabbit get away
Get away, get away
Well Id'a hate to see that rabbit get away
Don't matter where I go
There's always things that I dont know
But I'm gonna keep my skillet greasy if I can
If I can, if I can
I'm gonna keep my skillet greasy if i can
And if I can, if I can
I'm gonna keep my skillet greasy if I can
Don't matter what i do
Can't get along with you
I'm gonna take you to your momma on payday
No matter what i say
Oh I just cant find a way
I'm gonna take you to your momma on payday

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

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

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

CREDITSOLIVER 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)