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Up Above My Head

The Wood Brothers

Up Above My Head

“Up Above My Head” is an 8-song collection of classic Americana, rock and blues covers, featuring some of the brothers’ favorite artists and songs, including The Beatles’ “Fixin’ a Hole” and Steve Earle’s “Mystery Train Pt.2.”

Up Above My Head (Sister Rosetta Tharpe Cover)

Up above my head
(Up above my head)
I hear music in the air
(I hear music in the air)

Up above my head
(Up above my head)
I hear music in the air
(I hear music in the air)

Up above my head
(Up above my head)
I hear music in the air
(I hear music in the air)

And I really do believe
(Yeah) I really do believe
There's a Heaven somewhere
(There's a Heaven somewhere)

Up above my head
(Up above my head)
I hear music in the air
(I hear music in the air)

Up above my head
(Up above my head)
I hear music in the air
(I hear music in the air)

Up above my head
(Up above my head)
I hear music in the air
(I hear music in the air)

And I really do believe
(I really do believe)
Yes, I really do believe
(I really do believe)
Yes, I really do believe
I really do believe
There's a Heaven somewhere
(Up above my head)

Yeah, yeah, yeah...
Yeah, I believe

Yes, I believe
Yes, I believe
Yes, I believe
Yes, I believe

Oh, yeah, oh, yeah
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Yes, I believe

Mystery Train Part II (Steve Earle Cover)

There's a train a comin' There's a train a comin
Hear them tracks a hummin' There's a train a comin'
Can't you hear her blowin' Can't you hear her blowin'
Wonder where she's goin' Can't you hear her blowin'

Run down the station Run down to the station
Dread and fascination Run down to the station

Don't you want to ride her Don't you want to ride her
Wonder what's inside her Don't you want to ride her

She ain't bound for nowhere She ain't bound for nowhere
Engineer just don't care She ain't bound for nowhere

She run down the mountain She run down the mountain
She won't even slow down mmm down the mountain

There's a train a comin' There's a train a comin'
Hear them tracks a hummin' There's a train a comin'

Liza Jane (Traditional, arranged by The Wood Brothers)
Fixing a Hole (The Beatles Cover)

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go

I'm filling the cracks that ran through the door
And kept my mind from wandering
Where it will go

And it really doesn't matter if
I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong
See the people standing there
Who disagree and never win
And wonder why they don't get in my door

I'm painting my room in the colourful way
And when my mind is wandering
There I will go
Ooh ooh ooh ah ah
Hey, hey, hey, hey

And it really doesn't matter if
I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong
Silly people run around
They worry me and never ask me
Why they don't get past my door

I'm taking the time for a number of things
That weren't important yesterday
And I still go
Ooh ooh ooh ah ah

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
Stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go oh
Where it will go oh

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go

Get Out My Life Woman (Allen Toussaint Cover)

Get out my life, woman; you don't love me no more
Get out my life, woman; you don't love me no more
Get out my life, woman; you don't love me no more
Get out my eyes, teardrops; I gotta see my way around
Get out my eyes, teardrops; I gotta see my way around
Get out my life, heartache; nothin' but heartache by the pound
Get off the ladder, woman; I've got to climb up to the top
Get off the ladder, woman; I've got to climb up to the top
Get off the ladder, woman; there is nothin' gonna make me stop
Get out my way, woman; I gotta be movin' on
Get out the way, woman; I gotta be movin' on
Get out the way, woman; I gotta be movin' on
Get out my life, woman; you don't love me no more
Get out my life, woman; you don't love me no more
Get out my life, woman; you don't love me no more

Sing It Again (Beck Cover)

A town of disrespect
The trains are wrecked
The night is younger then us
Nowhere is anywhere else
You keep to yourself
Stirring the dregs where I have laid
The exit signs are flashing
Dead ends they won't come to life anymore
I pledge the rest
I should have guessed
Your love was hanging by threads
Tongues tied under the moon,
My love is a room of broken bottles
And tangled webs
The misers wind their minds
Like clocks that grind their gears
On and on
And if its meant
Some accident
Some coincidence
Crumbs fall out of the sky
When you wander by
The dust clouds blow
Nobody's home
Oh won't you lay my bags
Upon on the funeral fire and sing it again
Oh won't you lay my bags
Upon on the funeral fire and sing it again

Midnight Rider (Allman Brothers Band Cover)

Well, I've got to run to keep from hiding
And I'm bound to keep on riding
And I've got one more silver dollar
But I'm not gonna let them catch me, no
Not gonna let 'em catch the midnight rider
And I don't own the clothes I'm wearing
And the road goes on forever
And I've got one more silver dollar
But I'm not gonna let them catch me, no
Not gonna let 'em catch the midnight rider
And I've gone by the point of caring
Some old bed I'll soon be sharing
And I've got one more silver dollar
But I'm not gonna let 'em catch me, no
Not gonna let them catch the midnight rider
No I'm not gonna let 'em catch me, no
Not gonna let them catch the midnight rider
No, I'm not gonna let 'em catch me, no
I'm not gonna let them catch the midnight rider
But I'm not gonna let 'em catch me, no
Not gonna let them catch the midnight rider

Comes Love (Billie Holiday Cover)

Comes rain, put your rubber on your feed
Comes a snow, you can get a little heat
Comes love, nothing can be done
Comes a fire, you know what to do
Blow a tire, buy another shoe
Comes love, nothing can be done
Don't try hiding, cause there isn't any use
You start sliding when you're heart turns on the juice
Comes a headache, you can lose it in a day
Comes a toothache, see your dentist right away
Comes love, nothing can be done
Comes a heatwave, you can hurry to the shore
Comes the, you can hide behind the door
Comes love, nothing can be done
Comes the measles
Comes love, nothing can be done
That all brother, if you've ever bin in love
That all brother, you know where I'm speaking of
Comes a nightmare, you can always stay awake
Comes depression, you may get another break
Comes love, nothing can be done

CREDITSOLIVER WOOD / guitar, vocals
CHRIS WOOD / bass, vocals

Recorded by Damien Lewis at Exocet Studios, Atlanta, GA
*Recorded by David Kent at Synergy Recording, Kingston, NY
Additional recording by Stuart Hallerman at Avasti, Seattle, WA

Mixed by Damien Lewis
Mastered by Rodney Mills Masterhouse

Artwork and design by Colin Breaud

1. UP ABOVE MY HEAD – Sister Rosetta Tharpe- Princess Music Corp (ASCAP)
2. MYSTERY TRAIN PART II – Steve Earle- South Nashville Music/ Primary Wave Earle W B Music Corp (ASCAP)
3. LIZA JANE – Traditional, arranged by The Wood Brothers
4. FIXING A HOLE* – John Winston Lennon/ Paul James McCartney- Sony ATV Music Publishing/ Sony Beatles Publishing (ASCAP)
5. GET OUT MY LIFE WOMAN-Allan Toussaint- Screen Gems – EMI Music Inc
6. SING IT AGAIN – Beck David Hansen- Universal Music – MGB Songs (BMI)
7. MIGHT NIGHT RIDER – Gregory L. Allman- Elijah Blue Music/ Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI)
8. COMES LOVE* – Lew Brown/ Sam H. Stept/ Charles Tobias- Chappell & Co./Ched Music/Jer Nor (ASCAP)