Backroom In Tulsa

by Wesley Morgan

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1.
In a backroom in Tulsa Dirty deeds get done A backroom in Tulsa Is where I have my fun She left me nothing But a smile and a gun A backroom in Tulsa Is where it all begun Don’t bother getting a doctor What we need here is a priest Cain’s cutting rugs at the ballroom on Main Street Abel’s in a boxcar heading east Check that back alley prophet Preaching on his soapbox with some style Writing down gospel In lipstick on the tiles The children speak in tounges You know that the spirit takes them all And there’s a backroom Tulsa That will take you when you fall Don’t bother getting a doctor What we need here is a priest Cain’s cutting rugs at the ballroom on Main Street Abel’s in a boxcar heading east Seven years of bad luck, child But honey, I can keep you from harm Just take that broken piece of glass And carve my name into your arm One brother in the dirt Another on the run A backroom in Tulsa Is where it all begun Don’t bother getting a doctor What we need here is a priest Cain’s cutting rugs at the ballroom on Main Street Abel’s in a boxcar heading east
2.
If my heart was made of gold I’d give it all away to be sold I would buy you a great big house Full of fancy clothes I’d fill it up with pretty things When you’d sleep, you’d have pretty dreams But my body is only made of flesh and bone If my heart was made of fire Full of passion and desire I could burn right through this life and Never tire When the darkness stole you from your path My light would guide you back But my body is only made of flesh and bone If my heart was made of stone I’d have no fear of fates unknown I’d stare straight into the eyes of That old crone All the rivers in the world too wide to cross I’d build a bridge to carry you across But my body is only made of flesh and bone If your heart was made of gold What keep me warm when I was cold A great big house ain’t much Without someone to hold Silver and gold shine brightly in the light But I need a love that keeps me close at night I’m so thankful you’re only made of flesh and bone No flame can burn as hot As the love I’ve got for you No river I can’t cross No way that I’ll get lost ‘Cause I know You love me too All the treasures in this world, from Diamond rings to rare black pearls They’re fine and they’re good for all those Other girls All I want is you here by my side So come on and take me for a ride I’m so thankful you’re only made of flesh and bone Yes I’m thankful you’re only made of flesh and bone
3.
Dirty, sexy lover On your knees Hungry eyes You want to please I could ask for anything I want You’d do it all for me Wrap you up in our Favorite sin Doubled lines on your Perfect skin Tear you down then I Build you up again I’ll make you Fade, fade away Fade, fade away Fade, fade away Fade, fade away Lover if you want me, need me Here I am This body is a canvas awaiting Shape from your hand The form you command See the struggle In your eyes Sense the fear yet I Feel your fire Fill this emptiness With your desire, your desire I’ll help you Fade, fade away Fade, fade away Fade, fade away Fade, fade away I just want to be myself tonight I just want to be myself tonight
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Last Call 03:51
Instrumental

credits

released July 31, 2012

Written and Produced by Wesley Morgan

Recorded and Mixed by Oz Fritz at Tiny Telephone, San Francisco CA
Co-Produced by Adam Theis
Additional recording by Joe Bagale & Nino Moschella at Bird & Egg, Richmond CA
Additional recording by and mixing Wesley Morgan at The Treehouse, San Francisco CA

Wesley Morgan: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Upright Bass, Loops, Effects
Daniel Fabricant: Upright Bass
David Phillips: Pedal Steel
Finn Kelly: Piano on Backroom, Accordion on Flesh and Bone
Aarron Kierbel: Drums and Percussion on Backroom in Tulsa
Joe Bagale: Percussion and Drums on Fade
Nino Moshella: Drums on Fade

Mastered by Roger Siebel at SAE Mastering, Pheonix AZ

Album Art:
Photographs and hand lettering by LissaIvy Tiegel
Front/back cover post-production by Julia O. Test
CD Layout by Deric Carner

Thanks includes, but is not limited to, the following people (in no particular order):
LissaIvy, Rusky, Stephanie Heath, Jason Cosentino, Oz Fritz, Adam Theis, Finn Kelly, Aaron Kierbel, Daniel Fabricant, David Phillips, John Vanderslice and Ian Pellicci at TT, the Wayward Artists, Stephanie Mufson, Scott Levkoff, Polly Whittaker, the Mission Control community, Joe for the first paying gig, Rich Armstrong, Lisa Wentz, Colin Tyler, Sammy Del Real, Patrick Riley, Dorian Duffy, Uriah Duffy, the Crossroads Crew, Joe Bagale, Nino Moshella, Deric Carner, Brandon Werlin, Tommy Folen, Michael Krouse, Joe Gore, Dawn Richardson, Mel and Frieda Bauch, Jacob Bauch, Colin Patton, Spencer Frederick, Chris Isaak, Sleepy John, Noel Hayes, Kent Long, Vanessa O'Neill, and Johanna Bialkin

Many, many thanks to everyone who has come to a show and complimented the music

Special thank to Barbara Bates for always believing and Michael Frederick for always questioning

© 2012 The Cell Publishing (ASCAP) | All Rights Reserved

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Wesley Morgan San Francisco, California

Wesley Morgan Performs Swamp Noir which is:
Broken-down blues rolling out of a Saturday night juke joint, and stumbling drunk into Sunday morning redemption. Junkyard swing that is ragged and raw, with melodies that drop off, bend, and crack. Dark lyrics full of charming devils and angels with broken wings.

Tell me little girl, are you a sinner or a saint? Down on your knees, no hint of restraint
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