Caterwauling Towards The Light

by Dusty Wright

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1.
FALL OUT OF LINE STEP ON A CRACK GONNA BREAK YOUR BACK FALL OUT OF LINE, TIME AFTER TIME GONNA FALL OUT OF LINE RUN OUT OF ROOM, SLIP TOO SOON TRY TO SAVE FACE, BUT YOUR FAR FROM GRACE FALL FROM GRACE LOOK ALL AROUND TURNED UPSIDE DOWN EYES STRAIGHT, STRAIGHT AHEAD GONNA FALL OUT OF LINE SUNNY AND BRIGHT WAS NEVER YOUR STYLE PUSHED TOO HARD, 'TIL THEY LOST YOUR FILE BROKE YOUR SMILE BROKEN SCREAMS AND DEAD END DREAMS LEFT ALL ALONE, HELL IS YOUR HOME HELL IS YOUR HOME LOOK ALL AROUND TURNED UPSIDE DOWN EYES STRAIGHT, STRAIGHT AHEAD GONNA FALL OUT OF LINE SOLO SUNNY AND BRIGHT WAS NEVER YOUR STYLE PUSHED TOO HARD, 'TIL THEY LOST YOUR FILE BROKE YOUR SMILE STEP ON A CRACK GONNA BREAK YOUR BACK FALL OUT OF LINE, TIME AFTER TIME GONNA FALL OUT OF LINE FALL OUT OF LINE FALL OUT OF LINE FALL OUT OF LINE FALL OUT OF LINE
2.
Life Is Hard 03:48
LIFE IS HARD WELL, I LIVE LIFE HARD / FROM DAY TO DAY THAT'S HOW I GOT HERE / cuz I ROLLED THAT WAY WHEN I WHEN I MET YOU / YOU DIDN'T SEEM TO CARE ALL I COULD DO / WAS SIT AND STARE BUT WHEN I GET UP / I'M COMING OVER I'M A LITTLE STRUNG OUT / AND NOT QUITE SOBER I CAN TAKE IT ALL IN / I CAN SPIT IT OUT BUT THERE'S ONE THING I CAN GIVE YOU WITHOUT A DOUBT CHORUS: Life is Hard / Life Ain't Fair Life gets harder when you're half-way there Life gets harder when you're half-way, half-way there WHEN I CRASHED HARD / I CAST NO BLAME I LET IT ALL OUT / I OWNED THAT PAIN CUZ LOVE DON'T WAIT / FOR SUNNY DAYS WATCHING YOUR LIFE / JUST SLIP AWAY BUT WHEN I GET UP / I'M COMING OVER I'M A LITTLE BANGED UP / AND NOT QUITE SOBER I CAN TAKE IT ALL IN / I CAN SPIT IT OUT (Em) BUT THERE'S (C) ONE THING I CAN TELL YOU (A7) WITHOUT A DOUBT CHORUS: Life is Hard / Life Ain't Fair Life gets harder when you're half-way there Life gets harder when you're half-way, half-way there SHORT SOLO Life is Hard / Life Ain't Fair Life gets harder when you're half-way there Life gets harder when you're half-way, half-way there CODA: When you're half way there When you're half way there When you're half way there When you're half way there When you're half way there When you're half way there
3.
THE WAY WE LEFT OUR HEARTS MAYBE I MISSED THE BOAT / OR SWORE IN VAIN BEST I GET DRUNK TO FORGET YOUR NAME MAYBE YOUR FORBIDDEN FRUIT / AND I’M DAMAGED GOODS OR MAYBE IT’S ALL LIES MISUNDERSTOOD CHORUS: MAYBE IT’S JUST LIKE RAINY DAYS SITTING IN THE DARK OR MAYBE IT’S THE WAY WE LEFT OUR HEARTS MAYBE IT’S THE WAY WE LEFT OUR HEARTS VERSE 2: MAYBE WE LOST THE PLOT / PROBABLY WASN'T SANE BUT I HATE ALL THESE MAYBES JUST THE SAME MAYBE THERE’S NO OTHER WAY / BUT TO STAY APART MAYBE IT’S A LOVE DAMNED FROM THE START MAYBE IT’S ALL JUST RAINY DAYS / SITTING IN THE DARK OR MAYBE IT’S THE WAY WE LEFT OUR HEARTS MAYBE IT’S THE WAY WE LEFT OUR HEARTS SOLO CHORUS: MAYBE IT’S JUST LIKE RAINY DAYS / SITTING IN THE DARK OR MAYBE IT’S THE WAY WE LEFT OUR HEARTS YEAH, MAYBE IT’S THE WAY WE LEFT OUR HEARTS MAYBE IT’S ALL JUST RAINY DAYS / SITTING IN THE DARK OR MAYBE IT’S THE WAY WE LEFT OUR HEARTS MAYBE IT’S THE WAY WE LEFT OUR HEARTS MAYBE IT’S THE WAY WE LEFT OUR HEARTS MAYBE IT’S THE WAY WE LEFT OUR HEARTS
4.
ALL REVVED UP CAUGHT IN A HURRICANE / DRIVIN’ IN THE POURIN’ RAIN BURNIN’ UP THE INTERSTATE / FOR 40 DAYS PLAYIN’ DODGE SMOKEY BEAR / SPEEDING’ UP WITHOUT A CARE PASSIN’ EVERY KINDA RIG / FROM EVERY STATE CHORUS: ALL REVVED UP / RIPPIN’ UP THE ROAD GOTTA LET OFF SOME STEAM CUZ I’M READY TO BLOW POP ANOTHER CAFFEINE PILL / WATCH OUT FOR THAT OIL SPILL DOUBLE CLUTCH TO SLOW HER DOWN / I’M BARRELING’ THRU BREAKER, BREAKER 1-4-9 / GOT GET AHEAD OF TIME WHAT’S MY TWENTY ANYHOW / AND WHO ARE YOU? CHORUS: (I’M) ALL REVVED UP / BURNIN’ UP THE ROAD GOTTA LET OFF SOME STEAM / CUZ I’M READY TO BLOW Solo DANCIN’ WITH A PRETTY GAL / FIGHTING’ WITH HER HUSBAND'S PALS PASSIN’ OUT DRUNK AGAIN / IT NEVER ENDS TOSSIN’ AND A TURNIN' / SWEATIN’ AND A BURNIN’ WAKIN’ UP LATE AGAIN / I GOT NO FRIENDS CHORUS: I’M ALL REVVED UP / RIPPIN’ UP THE ROAD GOTTA LET OFF SOME STEAM / CUZ I’M READY TO BLOW ALL REVVED UP… ALL REVVED UP… ALL REVVED UP I'M READY TO BLOW ALL REVVED UP… ALL REVVED UP… ALL REVVED UP I'M READY TO GO
5.
WEATHER THIS STORM WEATHER THIS STORM, YOU AND I WEATHER THIS STORM, 'TIL WE DIE WEATHER THIS STORM, AND ALL THAT WE'VE SEEN AND ALL WE DARE TO DREAM WE'VE LIVED ON THRU THICK AND THIN TOO MANY TIMES IT WAS SINK OR SWIM SO MANY WRONGS SO FEW RIGHTS AND ALL THOSE TEARS AND SENSELESS NIGHTS WEATHER THIS STORM, YOU AND I WEATHER THIS STORM, 'TIL WE DIE WEATHER THIS STORM, AND ALL THAT WE'VE SEEN AND ALL WE DARE TO DREAM WHEN ALL THAT'S LEFT ARE SAD SONGS AND HOW DID WE EVEN LAST THIS LONG LEFT ADRIFT WE'RE LOST AT SEA IS THAT WORTH THE PRICE FOR BREAKING FREE WEATHER THIS STORM, YOU AND I WEATHER THIS STORM, 'TIL WE DIE WEATHER THIS STORM, AND ALL THAT WE'VE SEEN AND ALL WE DARE TO DREAM WHEN WE SAY WE CAN'T GO ON BUT WE KNOW WE'RE BOTH WRONG... WHEN WE CAN'T SEE THROUGH ALL THE HAZE ALL SEEMS LOST, OUR DARKEST DAYS BUT WE PUSH ON TOWARDS THE LIGHT KNOWING OUR LOVE CAN STEER THINGS RIGHT WEATHER THIS STORM, YOU AND I WEATHER THIS STORM, 'TIL THE DAY THAT WE DIE WEATHER THIS STORM, AND ALL THAT WE'VE SEEN AND ALL WE DARE TO DREAM WEATHER THIS STORM WEATHER THIS STORM WEATHER THIS STORM WEATHER THIS STORM
6.
WE CAN SET SAIL YOUR GIFT IS WHAT I SING MORE PRECIOUS THAN DIAMOND THINGS I COULD WRITE VOLUMES ABOUT YOUR FACE BLANKET ALL THE STARS IN OUTER SPACE CHORUS: WE CAN SET SAIL BEFORE DAY LIGHT LET ALL THOSE STRANGERS STUMBLE IN THE NIGHT WE CAN SET SAIL before... HOLD A BEAT I COULD GROW YOUR GARDEN ON BARREN LAND TURN YOUR WORLD AROUND WITH THE WAVE OF MY HAND I COULD BURN OUR LUST INTO LOVE SUMMON ALL THE GODS FROM BELOW AND ABOVE CHORUS: SOLO BRIDGE: We can set sail / Yeah, we can set sail... CHORUS: WE CAN SET SAIL BEFORE DAY LIGHT LET ALL THOSE STRANGERS STUMBLE IN THE NIGHT WE CAN SET SAIL BEFORE DAYBREAK LET ALL THE LOSERS STUMBLE IN THE NIGHT STUMBLE IN THE NIGHT, STUMBLE IN THE NIGHT SOLO AND I COULD GROW A GARDEN ON YOUR BARREN LAND
7.
HOW DO YOU MEASURE A MAN? HOW DO YOU JUDGE HIS LIFE? HOW DO YOU MEASURE A MAN? WHO DID HE TAKE FOR A WIFE? BRIDGE HOW DO YOU MEASURE A MAN? WHO WERE THE SONS THAT HE RAISED? YEAH, HOW DO YOU MEASURE A MAN? WHO WERE HIS FRIENDS IN THE END? BRIDGE SOLO 2nd BRIDGE WHO CAN JUDGE HIS WORTH? WHO CAN SET A PRICE? WHO CAN...? HOW DO YOU MEASURE A MAN? WHO DID HE HELP ON HIS WAY? YEAH, HOW DO YOU MEASURE A MAN? MEASURE BY THE LOVE THAT HE GAVE... BRIDGE & Outro Measure a man... Measure a man... Measure a man... Measure a man
8.
I Got Lost 03:03
I Got Lost Verse 1: Between the do's-and-the-don'ts And the might-have-beens Between the I-hate-you's And the no-one-wins Our endless fights / shackle me These mortal sins / well, they ain't free I got lost today / I got lost today I TRY TO WORK / BUT IT DON'T PLAY I got lost today / in my shades of gray Verse 2: Beyond all the colors / Beyond the haze Beyond this world / Way beyond the grave Can't sleep / And I don't feel Run my motor / just to spin my wheels I got lost today / I got lost today I GO TO CHURCH / BUT I CAN'T PRAY I got lost today / in these shades of gray I got lost today / in these shades of gray SOLO I GO TO CHURCH / BUT I CAN'T PRAY OUTRO: I got lost today / in these shades of gray I got lost today / in these shades of gray I got lost today / beyond the shades of gray I got lost today / beyond the shades of gray I got lost today / beyond the shades of gray I got lost today / beyond the shades of gray
9.
I AM NOT WILLING NEVER DOUBTING ALWAYS FAITHFULL SHE’D RETURN SHE SAID SHE LOVES ME AND I COULD ALWAYS COME TO HER SHE CAN’T IMAGINE HOW ANOTHER LOVER CAN MAKE HER TURN AND I’M SO GRATEFUL THAT I’M STILL WILLING TO HAVE HER HOME AND I’M SO GRATEFUL THAT I’M STILL WILLING TO HAVE HER HOME (SOLO) SAID SHE LOVES ME SHE WON’T FORGET ME THEN SHE’S GONE SHE THINKS THAT LATER WE CAN PICK UP THE PIECES AND CARRY ON AND I’D FORGIVE HER STILL NOT SUSPECTING SHE COULD BE WRONG NOW I’M SO GRATEFUL NO LONGER WILLING TO HAVE HER HOME NOW I’M SO GRATEFUL NO LONGER WILLING TO HAVE HER HOME
10.
Fly 02:49
FLY I'M GONNA CARRY MY SHAME TO THE SUMMIT TAKE MY TIME, I'M TIRED OF RUNNIN' SHOUT IT LOUD FROM THE MOUNTAIN SIDE AS FAR AND WIDE AS THE HIGHEST CROW FLIES I MAY NOT CLEAR THIS ATMOSPHERE MAY NOT SEE, BUT NOW I CAN BREATHE FLY! FLY! I'M GONNA HITCH A RIDE ON A SHOOTIN' STAR - FLY! LEAVE BEHIND ALL MY VANISHING SCARS - FLY! WON'T LOOK BACK ON WHERE I'VE BEEN - FLY! I'M ONLY LOOKING FORWARD TO MY FORWARD SPIN - FLY! REALLY DON'T FEAR THIS ATMOSPHERE SO RELIEVED I FINALLY CAN BREATHE FLY! FLY! SOLO: I'M GONNA BURN SO BRIGHT IN THE EVENING SKY - FLY! I'M GONNA CIRCLE THE SUN AND NEVER ASK WHY - FLY! I WON'T LOOK BACK ON WHERE I'VE BENN - FLY! I'M ONLY LOOKING FORWARD TO MY FORWARD SPIN - FLY! REALLY DON'T FEAR MY ATMOSPHERE FINALLY CAN SEE, AND NOW I CAN BREATHE FLY! FLY! REALLY DON'T FEAR MY ATMOSPHERE FINALLY CAN SEE, AND NOW I CAN BREATHE FLY! FLY! FLY! FLY!

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The second album in my trilogy about love, life, and death. Dedicated to my deceased father Joseph P. Petracca and younger brother David A. Petracca.

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released January 3, 2017

Produced by d. Bindi
 
Dusty Wright - vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, harmonica, drum programming and percussion
Jonathan K. Bendis - guitars
Martin John Butler - 12-string guitar on "Life Is Hard" & bass on "Fly"
David Lee Waters - slide guitar on "How Do You Measure A Man" & "Weather This Storm"
Gabriel Handy - classical guitar on "Way We Left Our Hearts"
Matt Goeke - cello on "I Am Not Willing" & "Way We Left Our Hearts"
Peter Hamilton - bass on "Fall Out of Line." "Life Is Hard," "All Revved Up," & "We Can Set Sail"
Dave Lee - bass on "How Do You Measure A Man" & "I Got Lost"
Anton Oppenheimer - bass on "I Am Not Willing"
Gio Loria - bass on "Weather This Storm"
Mark Brotter - drums on "Life Is Hard," "All Revved Up," "We Can Set Sail"
Jerry Krenach - drums on "I Am Not Willing"
Sammy Merendino - drums on "Fly"
David Ogilvy - vocals on "Fall Out of Line"
Sonya Hensley - vocals on "Life Is Hard"
Claire Reilly-Roe - vocals on "Way We Left Our Hearts" 
Jay Stolar - vocals on "Weather This Storm"
Queen Esther - vocals on "Life Is Hard,""How Do You Measure A Man" & "Fly"

Mixed by Mr. David Lee. Engineered by Dusty Wright, Martin John Butler, Brent McLachlan, Gio Loria, and Sammy Merendino. Recorded at Strauss Park, Two Dog Studio, Silverlight, 30 Below, and Harlem Parlour Recording.

Mastered by Alan Douches for West West Side Music

All songs written by Dusty Wright except "Life Is Hard" by Wright/Butler and "I Am Not Willing" by Peter Lewis. ©2016 PetRock/BMI.

Album layout by Dusty Wright. Photography by Hyuna Shin (www.CreativeShin.com). 

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