Bad Blood and Whiskey

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Ultimately uplifting – Gritty, heartfelt stories of love, war, passion, personal struggle and moonshine!

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released June 30, 2015

Bad Blood and Whiskey written by Stevie Agnew and Chris Smith

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Stevie Agnew and Hurricane Road UK

Stevie Agnew is a Scottish Singer Songwriter. After years of relentless gigging Stevie has amassed a large following and performed alongside many artists including, The Stereophonics, Status Quo and Nazareth. His debut album, "Wreckin' Yard" features 12 Americana \ Country songs in the storytelling tradition. Tales of Love, Loss, Murder, Betrayal, Bare Knuckle Boxing and even a Fishing Tale.... ... more

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Track Name: 01 Don't Know How to Leave Her
Dark’s coming in rolling me again
Home’s getting colder she’s turning away
And I don’t know how to leave her
I don’t know how to stay

It’s black in the house and it’s black in my heart
Feel a storm a coming feels like it’s ready to start
And I don’t know how to leave her
I don’t know how to stay

We had a love got lost along the way
Shone like a diamond but the bright colours fade
I know that it's hard it’s so hard to let go
But I can’t wait any longer or go with the flow
And I don’t know how to leave her
I don’t know how to stay

Sometimes there's no tenderness just mountains to climb
Sometimes you lose your heart with the passing of time
And I don’t know how to leave her
I don’t know how to stay
I don’t know how to stay
I don’t know how to stay
Track Name: 02-Take Me Home With You
This old hearts a flutter
And the moon's on the fade
The stars fallen out of the sky
I’d trade my tomorrows
For a minute of sweet talk
And the come on look in your eye

Take me home with you
Take me home with you
Take me home with you
Honey take me home with you tonight

Tobacco stained harlots
And towheaded trollops
Border the record machine
Bumming a smoke
From a gullible bloke
And lying about places they’ve been
Your hair is a mess
And your shirt isn’t pressed
Honey is there a ghost of a chance?
Of leaving this dump
And taking you home
And giving you one night’s romance?

Take me home with you
Take me home with you
Take me home with you
Honey take me home with you tonight

Your well put together
And fit for your age
It looks like you’ve been round the block
Don’t put me on hold
Leave me out in the cold
It’s nearly eleven o’clock
I’ve been wandering round
This mouldy old town
And the bands playing Lefty Frizzell
I drink to remember
I smoke to forget
And the bartenders ringing last bell

Take me home with you
Take me home with you
Take me home with you
Honey take me home with you tonight
Take me home with you
Take me home with you
Take me home with you
Honey take me home with you tonight
Track Name: 03-Moonshine
There's a still in a hole
In a field by a willow,
In the floor of a barn
Where they make a moonshine.

I was born in a shack in a cotton ranch
In a little shanty by a railroad branch
Mama held me when she heard me cry
And the song of the still was my lullaby

There's a still in a hole
In a field by a willow,
In the floor of a barn
With a river running through
There's a still in a hole
In a field by a willow
In the floor of a barn
Where they make a moonshine.

Polly comes walking like a county queen
Hair down low like a summer dream
Red dress high by the sweet scrub pine
Woman like that give me reason to shine


There's a still in a hole
In a field by a willow,
In the floor of a barn
With a river running through
There's a still in a hole
In a field by a willow
In the floor of a barn
Where they make a moonshine.

Mama said daddy was a s.o.b
With the finest shine this side of Tennessee
16 days in a copper brew
Paid no tax since 1952

There's a still in a hole
In a field by a willow,
In the floor of a barn
With a river running through
There's a still in a hole
In a field by a willow
In the floor of a barn
Where they make a moonshine.

Sheriff came by see what I'd done
I grabbed my hat and I began to run
I started fast but I began to slow
Till they finally caught me down in Brownsboro.

There's a still in a hole
In a field by a willow,
In the floor of a barn
With a river running through
There's a still in a hole
In a field by a willow
In the floor of a barn
Where they make a moonshine.
There's a still in a hole
In a field by a willow,
In the floor of a barn
With a river running through
There's a still in a hole
In a field by a willow
In the floor of a barn
Where they make a moonshine.
Track Name: 04-Whiskey
Tell me my love when you’ve been to the brink
And I’ve taken the edge off my thirst
When I’ve fallen from grace in the eye of the storm
With the pain of remorse at its worst

Tell me my love when you’ve been victimised
And breathed through the horror again
When the filth’s washed away and you’ve scrutinised
Tell me I’m still a good man?

Tell me my love, Tell me my love, Tell me my love, Tell me my love

Tell me my love when the sad song is sung
And the gates of regret are thrown wide
When bed has been made and the wounds are still young
With the blood from the thorn in your side

Tell me my love, when your hearts held to ransom
And the struggle forgot to begin
When redemption is gone and I’m out of excuses
And I’m scratching the door to come in

Tell me my love, Tell me my love, Tell me my love, Tell me my love

Tell me my love, when you’ve been to the brink
And I’ve taken the edge off my thirst
When I’ve fallen from grace in the eye of the storm
With the pain of remorse at its worst

Tell me my love, when you’ve been victimised
And breathed through the horror again
When the filth’s washed away and you’ve scrutinised
Tell me I’m still a good man?

Tell me my love, Tell me my love, Tell me my love, Tell me my love
Track Name: 05-I Will Find You
Don't need no doctor to cure my disease
Don't need religion bring me to my knees
Don’t need a polygraph to find what’s true
All I know is I need to find you

I will find you I will find you
I will leave no stone unturned
I will find you I will find you
I will leave no stone unturned

Teacher can you tell me have I made the grade?
I see pain in the world makes me feel so afraid
Don't look like fear son looks like loneliness
Go find a girl in a pretty dress

I will find you I will find you
I will leave no stone unturned
I will find you I will find you
I will leave no stone unturned

You may have heard the rumours hey I’ve heard them too
Got no excuses hell some of them are true
Drove by my house on the edge of town
Roof had fallen in and the walls had burnt down

I will find you I will find you
I will leave no stone unturned
I will find you I will find you
I will leave no stone unturned

My automobile is broken and wallet is bare
Lost my job think I might be losing my hair
Called my friends but nobody came back
Drank a bottle of bourbon had a heart attack

I will find you I will find you
I will leave no stone unturned
I will find you I will find you
I will leave no stone unturned
Track Name: 06-Drunk On You Again
Headin' for the graveyard shift
In a damp October chill
You left me with a parting gift
In a late night Friday thrill
The highway shines a silver snake
An undulating tar
Rain falls hard like teardrops
Upon the restless cars

I could drink a barrel of you
And the moon's a sad refrain
I'm blinded by the headlights
And I'm drunk on you again

Your search for love has taken you
To another place
And once where burned the fire
Now lies an empty space
The stars and planets crash to Earth
And the moon's a sad refrain
I'm blinded by the headlights
And I'm drunk on you again.

I could drink a barrel of you
And the moon's a sad refrain
I'm blinded by the headlights
And I'm drunk on you again
Track Name: 07-Bad Blood
There's a buzz in the desperate air
Neon light flashes a wretched affair
As the cars groan by I’m stoned
Fixing to get my way home

On a restless street on a boulevard
A block uptown from the Wreckin Yard
I’m twitchin’ and towering low
On a bitter cold night in a domino snow

I’m heading down the main line
Half shut eyes callin’ time
In a 30 second blood rush
On a freezing night in a chest warm blush

Radio churns out a tasteless tune
I can smell the burn from the hot spoon
Heavy arms bloody vest
White in the East black tar in the West

Clubbers and strollers go round as I stoop
Moviegoers cross stay out of the loop
Suicide brakes in a vapour filled choke
A Kenworth rolls by in a propanol smoke

I’m heading down the main line
Half shut eyes callin’ time
In a 30 second blood rush
On a freezing night in a chest warm blush

Bagman says hello old friend
Today’s special is a superior blend
Window pane unveiled its frame of mind
Caught my eye through a piss yellow blind
Track Name: 08-Ghost of Yesteryear
The clocks went back as he appeared
Like an old romance of yesteryear
And he wasn't takin' any lip
From the soup bums on the midnight strip

In his old coat a photograph from home
Tram ticket farthing and a broken comb
And the street cars screamed a chord
Like a nail down the middle of a teacher’s board

Bouncers bounced a drunken Scot
Tied him in a surgeons knot
As he combed his Brylcreem hair
And breathed the aroma of the Chinese fayre

The night grew the colour of chartreuse
Hot panted girls in platform shoes
Stumbled gawky in the cracks
With prophylactics and blister packs

The Palace Ballroom in its time
Played Heath and Dickie Valentine
Now haemorrhaged drunken trolls
Hot from the scent of the stripping pole

Her red dress by the magazine stand
And the bloodstone on her tiny hand
All reminded him of Claire
In days before they had a care

Rain splashed like merlot down the pipes
Off the rubicund inner city lights
But no one could see him walking there
For he was just a ghost of yesteryear
Track Name: 09-The Fall of Man
A pallid son cast shadows down the east side of the block
I drifted on a sanguine sea by the ticking of the clock
It was on the eighth of August by the boulevard I strolled
Oppression wrapped itself in flags on a grey uncertain road

The night fell black with diamonds the streets bare and austere
A man lay cold as wreckage he stirred as I grew near
His gaze was black and empty no petition or decree
And the wolves and legislators all saw that it was me

Fascists spanned the road ahead carrying a cross
Heavenly choirs sang a hymn a song of Divine love
Statesmen lay there dreaming big pockets full of brass
Politicians circled on the right and ate the working class

The night grew cold and heavy the air was sharp with fear
War moved throughout the shadows the pledged hour was near
Diplomacy failed soundly strategic as it was
Condemning the misguided to a bloody cause

Above a silent underworld a marching mass began
Their heavy feet resounded and proclaimed the fall of man
Track Name: 10-Venal Street
With blackened hair and cobalt eyes
I never thought we’d meet
So secretly I kissed your lips
And I’m back on Venal Street

You put away the kneading oil
I headed for the car
You blew out all the candles
As I tuned my old guitar

My soul outgrew the misery
My heart grew obsolete
I looked around to find that I was
Back on Venal Street

So my love I won’t forget
The pleasures that we knew
Beating hearts and passion burned
When ere I lay with you

Confounded by your empathy
And kindness so replete
I took a chance put on my shoes
And walked on Venal Street

Confounded by your empathy
And kindness so replete
I took a chance put on my shoes
And walked on Venal Street

Is it a crime to love someone?
Or open up the door
If not by love we’re manifest
What are we living for?
Track Name: 11-In The Shadows
Did you know I had been waiting?
I'd been waiting night and day
And time went rolling by
As i dreamed my life away

Decades passed imagining
Someday you'd want me some
I waited on the side-lines
For a miracle to come

I know you never wanted me
But I got caught up in romance
And you will never know the pain
Of every failed advance

I'd fall beneath your feet
If I thought I could convert
But no man has won a woman's heart
By lying in the dirt

My autumn sun is setting
And the sentiment is clear
The clock is counting loudly
Down the streets where you appear

It seems I've wasted countless years
What more is there to do.
You never saw me standing
In the shadows loving you

My autumn sun is setting
And the sentiment is clear
The clock is counting loudly
Down the streets where you appear

It seems I've wasted countless years
What more is there to do.
You never saw me standing
In the shadows loving you
Track Name: 12-Eyes Like Audrey Tautou
I once loved a girl, her skin was so white
She lived down the Broad Street mews
Her hair was like velvet her figure so tight
And eyes like Audrey Tautou

On a young summer's night I stole her away
From her mother and brothers we ran
O’er the border we fled to a soft feather bed
Side an inn down the Isle of Man

I had her by day I had her by night
Our young passion burned with a fire
13 months on the run till she bore me a son
Then back to her Mother she ran

And for me what I’ve done I cannot be excused
I squandered our money away
Whoring and fights whiskey by nights
Gambling and drinking by day

Took the wind from my sails and the floor from my feet
And from her still I haven’t heard yet
I remember her eyes and I long for her thighs
And wonder whoever she's met?

I had her by day I had her by night
Our young passion burned with a fire
13 months on the run till she bore me a son
Then back to her Mother she ran

Oh my love she’s away and I’m filled with regret
And the tears they are blinding my sight
For my sense it had gone and my love I did wrong
Love's ashes blow in the night

Beneath the bare light I lie in my room
Alone in my soft feather bed
For her Mother it’s right that I can’t stand the sight
For she’s put a price on my head

I had her by day I had her by night
Our young passion burned with a fire
13 months on the run till she bore me a son
Then back to her Mother she ran
I had her by day I had her by night
Our young passion burned with a fire
13 months on the run till she bore me a son
Then back to her Mother she ran
Then back to her Mother she ran
Then back to her Mother she ran
Track Name: 13-Fare Thee Well
You made a home beside the wood
But the birds were often mute
Underneath the cosh you were a better man
Handsome charming and good
A life obscure no less profound
In an undeveloped time
You struggled with temptation
Though it never was a crime

Fare thee well my guiding light
You knew me from the start
Though all your plans of splendour failed
Your beauty was your heart
So rest in peace my guiding light
Beneath the urban sprawl
Fare thee well my guardian
Still others hear your call
Hear your call

You reached the point of no return
Where the hurt could never mend
The cover closed upon the book
From beginning to the end
All the remnants of your distant past
Lie imprisoned in a case
Now the portrait on the wall
Serves to remind me of your face

Fare thee well my guiding light
You knew me from the start
Though all your plans of splendour failed
Your beauty was your heart
So rest in peace my guiding light
Beneath the urban sprawl
Fare thee well my guardian
Still others hear your call
Hear your call

The cold earth falls around your rest
And a curtailed son is drawn
It’s now that I would speak your name
And come to call upon