Shadows In The Shallows

by Gold Light

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1.
Shoulder up your gun whistle up your hounds Early bird might get the worm but the field’s a battleground You’ll always have a puncher’s chance if you can stand another round But it’s gonna take a posse if you wanna drag me down Cus the heart is a lonely hunter it seems But your heart will miss it’s mark if it comes after me Like a dog gone and barked up the wrong tree Cus the heart’s gonna go wherever it please Saddle up your horses don’t forget your map Though where you’re going takes you off the beaten path But keep moving forward boy keep settin’ up them traps Cus once you’ve had a taste of my love you ain’t ever turning back Cus the heart is a lonely hunter it seems But your heart will miss it’s mark if it’s aiming for me Like a shot in the dark you won’t ever see me bleed Cus the heart’s gonna do whatever it please They say you love something you have to set it free But nothing I ever let lose ever come back to me Sometimes I catch your scent coming in on a breeze And baby it drops me to my knees Oh baby please come back to me So shoulder up your gun whistle up your hounds It’s gonna take everything you got if you wanna track me down When you hear them dogs howlin’ somewhere deep within them woods You always got another shot ‘fore you hang your gun up for good Cus the heart is a lonely hunter it seems But your heart will miss it’s mark if you’re aiming for me Looks like your dogs gone and barked up the wrong tree Cus the heart’s gonna go wherever it please
2.
Took my baby to the picture show I said I’d seen it before but she wanted to go The curtain went up and the lights dimmed low I put my arm around her but she just says no Later that night when I drive her home Her daddy’s waitin’ up on the front porch He says “Hey Sonny leave my little girl alone” I says “Aw hell sir I ain’t done nothing wrong” Took my baby to the county fair Ate some funnel cake won her a teddy bear Got stuck up atop’a on the ferris wheel We were both so scared made our hearts stand still Later that night under a paper moon Felt so romantic that I took my cue I says “Hey little Jacy I wanna marry you” She says “Aw hell Sonny I do too” Took my baby to the courthouse Judge says the word makes her my spouse Later that day driving outta town Sheriff pulls us over tells me to get out I says “Officer what’s this all about” He says “Sonny you better watch your mouth, This here girl’s daddy don’t want her to be married” I says “Aw hell sir we just got carried away”
3.
Well it seems to me you’ve found Another road to go down Left me like a king with no crown Thought you’d give me another look But I ain’t your kind of book Like a mole I just burrow in the ground Thought I could stay afloat But you’ll only see me drown Cus I ain’t nobody’s baby now Thought I could score a touchdown But you pulled that ball right out From under me like I was Charlie Brown Left me lookin’ like a clown No one wants to be around A’howlin’ like a dog locked in the pound Thought I could go another round But I’ma throwin’ in the towel Cus I’m sick and tired of you always knockin’ me out Think I’ll just be stayin’ down It’s too hard anyhow Like a farmer tills the land with no plow So I’ll just be goin’ now I’ma head outta this town Ain’t nothin’ left here for me anyhow But every road I have found Same road I always go down And I ain’t nobody’s baby now Oh no I ain’t nobody’s baby
4.
Well I don’t think you heard just what I said But I’ma gonna give you a second chance When ya gonna learn to show some respect Papa gonna make a man of you yet Well I done my job and I’ve paid my debts I’ve worked in the fields I’ve broken a sweat Early in the mornin’ I’ma drag you outta bed Cus Papa gonna make a man of you yet Gonna ride you son make you wanna quit Don’t you dare sass back don’t give me no lip You’re gonna learn if it makes you sick Cus Papa gonna make a man of you yet Well ya won’t learn nothin’ from them books you read Them teachers at school all full of shit Mama’s in the kitchen makin’ shortenin’ bread So Papa gonna make a man of you yet Well I might be wrong but I won’t admit Cus I live my life with no regrets Now it’s your turn to get what you get So Papa gonna make a man of you yet When ya gonna learn that Papa knows best
5.
Being Sweet 03:47
Well I’d say you’re bout as sweet as can be I like the way you keep lookin’ over at me Sometimes I catch myself staring at your hands Wondering what it’d feel like to be held in them Well I’d say you’re bout as sweet as can be I like the way you lean your head against me Sometimes I catch myself smellin’ your hair Wondering what it’d feel like To run my hands through there I remember nights we’d get so lonely You’d come along keep me good company Now I don’t know just how it’s gonna end But for now I can only be your friend Well I’d say you’re bout as handsome as can be I like the way you’re scootin’ closer to me Sometimes I catch myself staring at your lips Wondering what it’d feel like to be kissed by them Well I’d say you’re bout as pretty as can be I like the way you feel sittin’ next to me Sometimes I catch myself starin’ in your eyes Wondering who you love and what it must feel like I bet you’re bout as sweet as can be When you’re with your one one who ain’t me And I bet you’re bout as sweet as can be Though it’s a side I won’t ever get to see Cus we know in our hearts we may never be And the taste it leaves is bittersweet Sometimes we catch ourselves feeling weak And then we find ourselves being sweet
6.
Well I’m going out on the town Got my cap on top of my crown Gonna try to do my best stay outta trouble When I seen my ex-lover she was dancing with another So now I’m stumbling home seeing double  If it ain’t one thing it’s another If it ain’t that then it’s the other Next thing you know the whole ship’s going under And before you can even wonder How the hell am I gonna recover It’s always one more thing after another Well I’m headed down to the social to rub elbows with the locals Gonna try to find myself another lover When I see this pretty gal But when I open up my mouth Only thing comes out is a stutter CHORUS Got my new love by my side Take her out for a Sunday drive And later on that night I’ll cook her supper But when I go to bring her home We both hear the loudest moan And wouldn’t ya know my poor engine starts to sputter CHORUS When it rains it surely pours Then the good Lord opens the door To let that flood rise right up On the double And it’s hard to keep from stressin’ In every lesson there’s a blessin’ But I’ll be damned if this whole life Ain’t one big struggle
7.
I’ve been robbin’ all of my life I’ve never had a job or a wife Cus I’ve got a heart of black And daggers shoot from my eyes You better not cross me You better not cross me any I’ve never been no kind-hearted man I’m not worth a fuck or a damn Cus I’ve got a heart of black And daggers shoot from my eyes You better not cross me You better not cross me any I’ve never cared much for pretty things Like dogwood flowerin’ in the spring Cus I’ve got a heart of black And daggers shoot from my eyes You better not cross me You better not cross me any I’ve got a heart of black And you better not cross me
8.
Release 03:38
Release me from your trap You know I’ll always be within your grasp Just say the word and I’d come running back Release me now there’s nothing more I’ll ask Release me from this cage Let me go please do not give chase You know I am weak and you have strength Release me now and I’ll be on my way Release me from under your spell I am innocent I don’t belong in jail Have mercy this poor soul cannot post bail Release me now I only wish you well Believe me when I say I’ll be back in this cell someday The laws of love were made for me to break Release me now and let me fly away I know now why the caged bird sings Though no one is listening It’s not so much they want to be free So much as they need to be released
9.
Death 03:23
You’re no stranger to my dreams And you walk beside of me But as a friend or foe Oh I do not know And when you rear your ugly head Into the unknown I’ll be led Oh Death tell me where will I go For I do not foresee What them preachers are tellin’ me Some made up place Or far fetched fantasy Cus you’ll do with me as you please No matter what I believe So Death won’t you please be kind to me Cus all of my life I’ve been afraid to die And leave all my loved ones behind And when it comes my time Will I see em on the other side If there’s any such thing as the afterlife Death take your time Can’t we make some compromise You go your way And me I’ll go mine Cus when we meet down the road And you deliver that final blow You know that I won’t be ready to go But just as sure as the river flows You’ll carry me down to the gallows I’ll see shadows in the shallows along the way Watch em dance across your face As I pray there’s another place Where there ain’t no more sorrow or pain So Death come on stake your claim

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GOLD LIGHT is JOE CHANG
SNAKEMUSK is BEAU

All Songs Written by JOE
except "Heart Of Black" by BEAU

Recorded by JOE CHANG
at WRIGLEY FIELD
in NORTH CHARLESTON, SC
Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

Mixed & Mastered by NESEY GALLONS
at MOUSE MOUNTAIN, ME



The Players:
JOE CHANG: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys,
Banjo, Percussion, Harmonica
BEAU: Vocals, Guitar
NIC JENKINS: Drums, Percussion
ADAM CULLUM: Piano


Thanks:
Amber G. Joyner, Hannah Cruey, Chris Phillips, Camille Rhoden, Ethan Fogus, Chris Lee, Nick Kovacs, Andrew Woodward, Casey Ellis, Brett Nash, Kate Tettemer, Hunter Park, All Friends and Familiy.

In Loving Memory of ADAM CULLUM

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released May 10, 2019

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Tracking through cinematic tales of heartache, love and loss while bouncing between genres from 50’s rock and roll to post-punk to classic country, Gold Light becomes a catchall for Chang’s prismatic take on American music.

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