Shadows In The Shallows

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GOLD LIGHT is JOE CHANG
SNAKEMUSK is BEAU CAMPOLONG

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

The Players:
JOE CHANG: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys,
Banjo, Percussion, Harmonica
BEAU CAMPOLONG: 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 C. CULLUM

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released May 10, 2019

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New Album “Shadows In The Shallows” out Friday May 10th!

Tracking through 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. ... more

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Track Name: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
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
Track Name: The Last Picture Show
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”
Track Name: Nobody's Baby
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
Track Name: Papa Knows Best
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
Track Name: Being Sweet
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
Track Name: One Thing After Another
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
Track Name: Heart Of Black
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
Track Name: Release
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
Track Name: Death
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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