To the Damned

by Second Line Parade

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To the damned is a toast to those who suffer. A dedication to the lost souls of New Orleans, who whispered this music into our ears.

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released December 12, 2015

Recorded by Charles Austin at the Echo Chamber in Halifax, NS.

Mixing: Mike Bellefontaine
Mastering: Second Line Parade
Producer: Second Line Parade
All songs and lyrics © S. Nicholson except St. James Infirmary (Traditional/ Public Domain)
All songs SOCAN except St. James Infirmary (Traditional/ Public Domain)
Cover Design: Ryan Zwicker (Art) and Nic Meloney

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Second Line Parade Halifax, Nova Scotia

Second Line Parade is Stef Nicholson (Vocals and Guitar) Spencer Clerk (Drums), Hunter Stanway (Bass) and Jason Keddy (Keys). They have created a powerful Gothabilly Rockablues band…yes, Gothabilly Rockablues… because it can’t be explained any other way. ... more

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Track Name: Ways Around You
Don't you be good to me
You're a man
Man I don't deserve
I'm a creature, I'm a thief
And I ain't true
Ain't true to my word

But nobody's sweet as you
Darlin' my dear
But when that light comes in my window I don't like what I hear
And I can't live
With yours is yours and nothin's mine

I got some ways around you on my mind
Yeah I got some ways around you on my mind

If you could just take care
Of the finer stuff
Maybe you wouldn't mind
If I could find
A man to treat me rough

You could take me out to dinner, he could take me to bed
And when I wake up I'd be feelin' like lovin' you instead

Well, I got some ways around you on my mind
(Ways around you)
Got some untrue ways around you on my mind
(Ways around you)
Well I got some ways around you on my mind
(Ways around you)
I got some ways around you on my mind

Ain't I good enough?
(Good enough)
Ain't I all you love?
(All you love)
Then why can't you just understand
I got things I need
I got an appetite to feed
And it won't be satisfied by givin' in oh no

Well, I got some ways around you on my mind
(Ways around you)
Got some untrue ways around you on my mind
(Ways around you)
Well I got some ways around you on my mind
(Ways around you)
I got some ways around you on my mind

Don't you be good
To me
Track Name: Right Hook
Well I hang with the girls with the hurricane look
Spittin' on the corner in your neighbourhood
You know me
You know me
You better watch that right hook, watch that right
You know me
You know me
You better watch that right hook, watch that right

Well stompin' in stilettos won't do ya no good
You can find me barefoot in your neighbourhood
You know me
You know me
You better watch that right hook, watch that right
You know me
You know me
You better watch that right hook, watch that right

Well Daddy gotta get a gun to make my bail
Mama's on the corner with her favours for sale
I tried to be good
I tried to be good
But the devil got a house up in my neighborhood
You know me
You know me
You better watch that right hook, watch that right

Well sometimes, sometimes, we mean to cause ya trouble
Sometimes, sometimes, we mean to cause ya harm
But most times, most times, we're here to summon evil
Most times
You better watch that right

Watch that right hook, watch that right
You know me
You know me
You better watch that right hook, watch that right

Hook
Hook
Hook

You better watch that right hook
Track Name: Jackie
Jackie he come knockin' at my door
Believe I seen him once before
Talkin' 'bout headin' up the line
Ride them rails, ride them rails

Scribblin' faces with ol' charcoal
Indian braves and lonely old souls
Oh mother may I come into your home?
Ride them rails, ride them rails

Jackie ain't worried 'bout makin' a dime
He ain't waitin' for quittin' time
The steel track keeps him satisfied
Ride them rails, ride them rails
Jackie ain't worried about his soul
Belongs to the devil this I know
Nobody with him, never alone
Ride them rails, ride them rails

Jackie rambled on till his bones got old
Didn't mind the weather never got cold
Died in the woods under pines I'm told
Ride them rails, ride them rails

Jackie his ghost knockin' at my door
My father seen him once before
Talkin' 'bout ridin' the hell bound train
Ride them rails, ride them rails

Jackie ain't worried 'bout makin' a dime
He ain't waitin' for quittin' time
The steel track keeps him satisfied
Ride them rails, ride them rails
Jackie ain't worried about his soul
Belongs to the devil this I know
Walkin' with demons and ridin' with ghosts
Ride them rails, ride them rails

Woah ride them rails
Ride them rails
Track Name: Down Here
Well down here
The smoke comes from the stack
The muddy waters listen to the railway track
The sky sends kisses to the honey bees
And the witches all dance in the fallen leaves

Well that tender trouble's in the air
Come on down here
Come on down here
That sweetened evil's everywhere
Come on down here
Come on down here

I had a dollar, I had a dime
But dancin' ain't as fancy when it
Ain't in time
But I put one foot down on the ground
And let the other drag to the accordion sound

Well that tender trouble's in the air
Come on down here
Come on down here
That sweetened evil's everywhere
Come on down here
Come on down here

Salivatin' for salvation
I'm a dog, on a chain woah woah woah
Sing to me sing to me Santeria
Send me a song in the rain
Make it known to me in a whisper
When the leaves fall down in my cup
The gods say I'm danglin upsidedown
Will somebody
Will somebody put me right side up?

Just a draggin' along, in the heavy heat
Just a draggin' along woah
Just a draggin' along in the heavy heat
Just a draggin' along woah
Sing to me sing to me Santeria
Sing to me sing to me Santeria
Well down here
Down here
Track Name: Underfoot
You got me
You got me
You got me
Underfoot again, yeah
Wonderful again, yeah, yeah

I thought I told ya I would tell ya no lies, yeah, yeah
I tried to tell ya I would tell ya no lies, yeah, yeah
I shoulda told ya I would tell ya no lies, yeah
Underfoot again, yeah
Wonderful again, yeah, yeah

What can I give to you
If you have all of me
What can I give to you
If you have all of me
What can I give to you
If you have all of me, well I...

I thought I told ya I would tell ya no lies, yeah, yeah
I tried to tell ya I would tell ya no lies, yeah, yeah
I shoulda told ya I would tell ya no lies, yeah
Underfoot again, yeah
Wonderful again, yeah, yeah

And I'm cryin' please
I'm cryin' please
I'm cryin' please, woah
Motherfucker get your hands off me
So that I can go, I can go, I can go, I can go, I can go free
So that I can go free
Set me free
Set me free
Set me free, set me free, set me free
Underfoot again, yeah
Wonderful again, yeah

I thought I told ya I would tell ya no lies, yeah
Underfoot again
I tried to tell ya I would tell ya no lies, yeah
Wonderful again
I shoulda told ya I would tell ya no lies, yeah
Underfoot again, yeah
Wonderful again, yeah, yeah
Track Name: St. James Infirmary (Trad.)
I went down to the St. James Infirmary
I saw my baby there
She was stretched out on a long, long white table
So cold, so sweet, so fair

Let her go, let her go, God bless her heart
Wherever she may be
She can search this whole wide world over
But she'll never, never find a sweet man like me

When I die
Bury me
In straight laced shoes
I want a box back coat
And a Stetson Hat
Put a twenty
Dollar gold piece
On my watch chain
So the boys'll know that I died, standin' pat

Let her go, let her go, God bless her heart
Wherever she may be
She can search this whole wide world over
But she'll never find a sweet, sweet man like me

I went down to the St. James Infirmary
Saw my baby there
She was stretched out on a long, long white table
So cold, so sweet, so fair