Six Years in the Desert

by Uncle Rust

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about

This album's writing started on the 17th of April 2012 on an acoustic guitar. All the ideas for most of the songs were put together then developed from there.
The recording commenced on a sweltering day in mid August 2012 and completion came around May 2013.
The front cover picture was taken in Kreuzburgh, Berlin and processed by Mo Panella.
I set out to make a quality sounding record quite some time ago and I have made quite a few recordings striving for a premium sounding finished article and I believe herein that I have arrived at that destination.

credits

released 15 February 2014
All tracks written by Justin McConville.
recorded and produced by Mo Panella at Humber Studios for HiPhon productions

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Track Name: One Way Street
Verse 1:-

Welcome to the one way street,
Here, what I say goes,
There's but one way to self defeat,
I know someone who know's you know,
Take, take, take,
What it is to get straight,
The point of overdose was a minute too late,
When you know the cure is more you know it won't wait,
Busy buying time while you're making friends with fate,

Bridge:-

I turned around to face the train,
If I drink to drown I will feel no pain,
My mind's eye is coming down to lift me from the ground.

Chorus:-

The one way street bellow my feet,
I marked your cards and you won't cheat,
Your bonus shot, My luck repeats,
All is my way on my one way street.

Verse 2:-

Welcome to the one way street,
They're handing out the blows,
You can try and find a comfy seat,
But the mob knows where you go you know,
Slap, slap, slap,
By friends on the back,
Like the court of the crow when you're breaking from the pack,
Searching for yourself in the mirrors with the cracks,
On a one way street and never going back,

Bridge (repeat)
Chorus (repeat)
Repeat both
Track Name: Darkest Days
Verse 1:-

A story to come as the sun shone in,
An answered seemed further away,
She was calling all night about her suicide,
She couldn't live with yesterday,
A screaming phone of dark retreat,
Words of wrath do admit defeat,
She took to lay with someone else in the blood of lovers unscathed,

Bridge:-

You got my borrowed time for the words that I can't find,
I'm not the one who's blind to you.

Chorus:-

From a silent night came my darkest days,
For all the wrongs you've done I'm gonna make you pay,

Verse 2:-

Sometimes things just can't be explained,
She told me that the show was done,
But I'm not the one for taking the pain,
I said the show has only begun,
Some take a kick when you're on the ground,
And I'm going to take your best,
'cause when I get a hold of you,
You'll be trash with nothing left.

Bridge:-

You got me on the ground when life was going down,
The table's turning round on you,

Chorus (repeat)
Track Name: Outta Sight
Verse 1:-

Met the masses in the desert sand,
On a search for a life a little less bland,
Staring at a mirage of the promised land,
Dragged my feet across the land,
All I needed was some water and,
Some wisdom from the whispering sand,

Bridge:-

I took a few steps back and I sat down on the ground,
I was looking for a little inspiration to take me right back around,

Chorus:-

But it was outta sight, outta sight,
Wrongs that never could be right,
In the shadows of the blinding light,
(repeat)

Verse 2:-

I found a place to stand a while,
Beautiful girls with beautiful smiles,
Looking for something with class and style,
Contained the thoughts from running wild,
Through the innocence of a frightened child,
Where the devil within lurked all the while,

Bridge:-

I took a few steps back and I sat down on the ground,
All I needed was a little inspiration to take me right back around.

Chorus:-

But it was outta sight, outta sight,
I'm gonna take you home tonight,
To lick you down and hold you tight,
(repeat)

Outta sight, outta sight,
Blinded by the shinning light,
Wrongs that never could be right,

Bridge:-

I took a few steps back and I sat down on the ground,
And I found myself a little inspiration to take me right back around,

Chorus:-

But it was outta sight, outta sight,
I'm gonna take you home tonight,
To lick you down and hold you tight,
It was outta sight, outta sight,
Blinded by the shinning light,
Wrongs that never could be right.
Track Name: One More Time Around
One more time around,
(repeat)

Verse 1:-

As turned around the corner her face it held the secrets to unlock,
She said "you don't know what I know" and I'm still finding out what I have got,
For one night only free entry to heaven was in my hand,
I couldn't take another heartbreak but she could take me one more time around,

Chorus:-

Ah take me one more time around.

Verse 2:-

As the mirror told a new tale I reflected on you lying in my bed,
The pleasing to the eye passed by, I was listening to your voice inside my head,
Brunettes never linger, a hair do's always sure to turn me on,
Sometimes what's obscured's in plain view and she could take me one more time around,

Chorus:-

Ah take me one more time around.

Middle 8:-

At last I'm in familiar ground,
I saw your face I was lost I was found,
A weight was lifted from the depths of my soul,
The way you stopped me losing control,
The question that was hanging around,
Behind the voice with the beautiful sound,
Is there a part that wants to return,
Or would the memory smolder and burn,
Just the smell and the sweetest skin,
I feel whole when with you I'm within,
Before we're buried and lying in the ground,
Baby take me one more time around.
Track Name: Fake Sun Tan
Verse 1:-

Eyes danced across the dance floor,
She caught me hanging off the shelf,
And Johnny the lizard was blowing kisses to himself,
She was coming in like a ship,
Boots filled by someone else,
Midnight pharmaceuticals couldn't fix my health,

Chorus:-

It's a case of mistaken identities,
I swear now that it wasn't me,
Your camera eye is too close to me,
The one you're looking for isn't me.

Verse 2:-

You can know what you want and you can know how to get it,
But you'll know what you've had and you'll know when you've had it,
Can a gentleman respond to a midnight lady's quest when another fake sun tan is not in his request?

Chorus:-
(repeat)
Track Name: The Ballad of Absent Friends
Verse 1:-

Don't throw your doubts into the garden because nothing is sure to grow,
There's no one you should pardon 'cause everybody's someone that you know,
You can bring everyone down who's been around,
We all grew up with something the same,
We all moved along in our separate ways,
We lived to fight some other day but now we know we're living on,

Chorus:-

We spent to long forgetting who we are,
But we stay the same no matter how near or far,
And in a room together we all shone out like stars,
And when we're put together we find out who we are.

Verse 2:-

Don't throw your doubts into the garden,
It's no place for leaving things behind,
The plans you made begin to harden,
It seems there's nothing left to find,
Don't turn your back on what you know,
Your history will always grow,
And you turn around you see us there,
But don't hit me with your strangers stare.

Chorus:-
(repeat)
Track Name: Matters of the Heart
Verse 1:-

I've been lost at sea trying to get you closer to me,
And though I fixed a piece of yesterday the answer gets further away,
It's not as easy today, the way that it used to be,
Fixed another piece of yesterday yet the answer gets further away.

Bridge:-

"I blame the rain" she said "it's my excuse",
"my body's mine" she said "for my abuse",
"when I got down" she said "what would you choose?",
"nothin' left to lose"

Chorus:-

Keep your stories and your matters of the heart,
When what you need will only tare your world apart,
She's gone, you wake up, sun shines in, you're at the start,
What's in the matters of the heart?

Verse 2:-

I made my bed for two so can I just lie with you?
Fixed another piece of yesterday yet the answer gets further away,
Another name on a list, I beat my chest with my fist,
Fixed another piece of yesterday yet the answer gets further away.

Bridge:- (repeat)
Chorus:- (repeat)
Track Name: Here Alone
Verse 1:-

They come the deadly whispers as the seasons come to pass,
A summer light was filling up the glass,
Like the scythe across the harvest where they cut away the grain,
Daylight left me in the dark again.

Chorus:-

A love that couldn't conquer all,
A lover that has gone,
Love has finally found me here alone.

Verses 2:-

Dragging up the changes that were always on my mind,
They knocked my door it was me they'd come to find,
Now I look across my shoulder as they wander across my grave,
And one that time, it couldn't bend to save.

Chorus:- (repeat)
Track Name: Those Cold Emotions
Verse 1:-

The gold it colours the glass,
Poignant place for pride,
The weight of the world and the chip on your shoulder,
The pain runs down one side,
The terrifying truth,
Escape was not from fear,
The answer to your problems is far away from here.

Bridge:-

The hurt is done,
The love is gone,
The liquor lies and the world is wrong,
The hurt is done,
The love is gone,
The liquor lies,

Chorus:-

You chase the moment,
It always seems it's slipping further away,
Those cold emotions,
Like the time I could not convince you to stay,
When it's over,
Don't come round just stay out of my way,
Those cold emotions,
A deeper, darker world for every day.

Verse 2:-

The time it runs away,
The road seems longer still,
The weight of the world and the chip on your shoulder is crushing on your will,
The terrifying truth,
You lose all you hold dear,
The answer to your problems is far away from here.

Bridge:- (repeat)
Chorus:- (repeat)
Track Name: The Makings of a Beautiful Day
Verse 1:-

Such a beautiful day,
Such a beautiful stranger,
Yet I know your face so very well,
The consequences of your personal danger is the misery where you leave me to dwell,

Bridge:-

When the black sky falls and the world calls the end,
It seems like there's nothing left,
When the cowboy of death rides out from the grave to draw on your last breath,
You've got to have a black cloud to make the stormy day more electric.

Chorus:-

Thanks for ruining the makings of a beautiful day.

Verse 2:-

When I'm deep inside,
When you hold me to take it,
Is this your guarantee to make me fall?
I hope I'm not the one with whom you fake it,
One day soon I might just deny you,
I'll be the one who ends it all.

Bridge:- (repeat)
Chorus:- (repeat)
Track Name: The Lovin' That You're Fakin' Gets Closer Everyday
Verse 1:-

There's a book of lies on the top of your shelf,
From the darkness comes the light,
Can't keep my hands to myself,
Took another broken part of our yesterdays,
The loving that you're faking gets closer everyday,

Chorus:-

You can't always get what you want it's true,
But I been used to getting nothin' and you're too easy to do,
I'm not in love with you.

Verse 2:-

The sea of legs paves my mind,
From the darkness comes the light,
As I go down in your mind,
If I could resist what you give to me,
The lovin' that you're fakin' gets closer everyday,

Chorus:- (repeat)

I couldn't care less what you say or do but you let me have my way,
That's the only thing that's true,
I'm not in love with you.
Track Name: You Mean Nothin' (part 2)
Verse 1:-

You, you are enjoying this attention,
It's your time for your invention,
You're reaching out because you "care",
You, you know you're just like big brother,
You know that soon you will uncover how little that you care,

Chorus:-

You, you're never going to mean a thing to me.

Verse 2:-

You, you left your feelings in the closet,
You've got your confidence so front it,
But you won't sell your shit to me.
You can't really see what's up ahead,
But that won't bother you, you said,
I know your feeling's going to change.

Chorus:- (repeat)