Without Maps or Charts

Artist: Hit & Run Bluegrass
Release Date: July 26, 2005
Digital Release: April 28, 2013
Label: Amtoco Records (AMT4602)
 
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LYRICS
Any Day Woman
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V1
If you don’t love her, you better let her go
You’ll never fool her; you’re bound to let it show
Love’s so hard to take when you have to fake everything in return
You’ll just preserve her when you serve her a little tenderness


V2
If she’s a woman she’ll try to make it last
If you’re a man now, you better end it fast
There’s no reason here no treason here just the way of a woman’s mind
Well, she has no blame, and she has no shame, she just loves you


V3
It’s not easy to undo what’s done
Or to speak to freely to just anyone
And if this takes more than you’ve bargained for, boy it’s time you learned
Not to talk so loud, or to walk so proud when you’re comin’ on


V4
If you don’t love her, you better let her go
You’ll never fool her, you’re bound to let it show
And if this takes more than you’ve bargained for, boy it’s time you learned
Not to talk so loud, or to walk so proud when you’re comin’ on

If you don’t love her you better let her go

Flying in the Wind
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Traditional, additional lyrics by John Frazier (Tall Trees Music, ASCAP)
lead vocal: Frazier
I’ve often sat and wondered what makes a woman love a man
Then I’ll turn around and say what makes a man love them
It ain’t nothing but a notion flying in the wind

They will cause you lots of trouble; they will cause your downfall
They will cause you years of heartache locked behind a prison wall
And all for nothing but a notion flying in the wind

I’ve never known a woman who treats her man too sweet and kind
But a man that gives a woman all that she needs is hard to find
For it ain’t nothing but a feeling flying in the wind

Gonna build me a steeple on a mountain so high
So I can watch the pretty lovers as they go drifting by
For they are nothing but a moment flying in the wind

I've Kissed You My Last Time
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Bill Carlisle, Tom Cutrer, & Virginia Suber (Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music, BMI)

Down the road of love I see sign after sign
That tells me you’re no longer mine
But a heart full of love is a heart that is blind
I love you so, and it hurts me to know that I’ve kissed you my last time


Every sign I see tell me you’re not for me
But I cherish the thoughts of days gone by
I’ll be your slave until I’m in my grave
I love you so, and it hurts me to know that I’ve kissed you my last time


I searched everywhere, but there’s none that compare with the thrill of a kiss that once was mine
Now you kiss you so cold; I don’t know what the future holds
I love you so, and it hurts me to know that I’ve kissed you my last time

Down the road of love I see sign after sign
That tells me you’re no longer mine
But a heart full of love is a heart that is blind
I love you so, and it hurts me to know that I’ve kissed you my last time

Wind Moans Under the Door
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© 1999 Lisa Aschmann/Ellen Britton
Nashville Geographic (ASCAP)/Ellen Britton (BMI)

VERSE 1
BUTTON UP MY SHIRT UP TO MY NECK
I WRAP A SHAWL ACROSS MY CHEST
INTO THE CRACKS OF THE WINDOW SILL
I STUFF THEM RAGS, BUT LORD, I FEEL IT STILL

VERSE 2
NOW I PRETEND MY HEART AIN'T BROKE
YOU NEVER MEANT THOSE WORDS YOU SPOKE
BUT I'M HERE ALONE THAT'S A COLD, HARD FACT
YOU SAID GOODBYE AND YOU AIN'T NEVER COMING BACK

CHORUS
TRY AS I MIGHT THERE'S NO ESCAPE
I JUST CAN'T FIND NO HIDING PLACE
THESE CHILLY BONES CAN'T TAKE NO MORE
AND THE WIND COMES MOANING UNDER THE DOOR

VERSE 3
I COULD CHOP A CORD OF HICKORY WOOD
LET THE FIRE ROAR BUT IT WOULD DO NO GOOD
'CAUSE THIS CABIN'S COLD BUT COLDER STILL
IS KNOWIN' YOU NEVER LOVED ME AND YOU NEVER WILL

CHORUS
TRY AS I MIGHT THERE'S NO ESCAPE
I JUST CAN'T FIND NO HIDING PLACE
THESE CHILLY BONES CAN'T TAKE NO MORE
AND THE WIND COMES MOANING UNDER THE DOOR

Home Is Where I'll Ever Be
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John Frazier (5 30 80 Publishing, ASCAP)
Lead vocal: Frazier

Butter on my bread, sugar in my tea
Supper in the evening, I’m happy as can be
Coffee in the morning, and lunch about mid-day
Cooking in the kitchen, Lord, for I’ve come home to stay

Chorus
Home is where I’ll ever be, I’ll ramble round no more
Hung my pack up on a hook and closed the open door
Threw away my walking shoes and cane so happily
For now that I’ve returned again, home is where I’ll ever be

Whiskey when I’m thirsty, water when I’m dry
Cold beer when I’m hard up: it’s still gonna get me by
I’ll work hard in the daytime and sleep a bit at night
Go to church on Sunday, Heaven’s gates in sight

Chorus

Now I’m through with walking, I’ve got some brand new shoes
Keep ‘em shined up every day so I won’t get the blues
I’ll ramble ‘round no more because the road is not my home
Happy now to stick around, I feel no urge to roam

Chorus
Hardwood Floor
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V1 Where are you gonna go, now that spring is finally here
Are you gonna go and leave me in the cold
Cause I’m tied to a life that isn’t really mine
And a job that I can barely hold


CH 1
Are you gonna take the hardwood floor and leave me no place for dancin,’
Are you gonna fade away like the melting snow
Are you gonna take the wood pile and just burn it
Are you gonna fade away, my love and go?


V2 There’s birds on the front porch, just flew in from the south
Flown a thousand miles without maps or charts
And I hope someday my love, you’ll return to me
Just by following your heart


CH 2
Are you gonna take the hardwood floor and leave me no place for dancin,’
Are you gonna fade away like the melting snow
Are you gonna take the wood pile and just burn it
Are you gonna fade away, my love and go?

TAG
Are you gonna fade away, my love and go?

Got the Keys to the Kingdom
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Traditional, arr. Hit & Run Bluegrass

Chorus
I got the keys to the kingdom, the world can’t do me no harm
I got the keys to the kingdom, the world can’t do me no harm

Go Gabriel, get that trumpet, move it on down to the sea
Don’t you sound that trumpet, until you hear from me

Now you take old John on the island, you placed him in a kettle of oil
Then the angel came from Heaven down, and told him that the oil won’t boil

Chorus

Now you take old Paul and Silas, you placed him in the jail below
Then the angel came from heaven down, and unlocked that prison house door

Chorus

I got the keys in my bosom, I carry it everywhere I go
I got the keys in my bosom, and now the world can’t do me no harm

Chorus

Lockdown for Your Love
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John Frazier (5 30 80 Publishing, ASCAP)
Lead vocal: Frazier

Chorus:
I’m on lock down for your love, my pretty little turtle dove
Can’t you see that to your heart I’m chained and bound
I’ll be right here next to you until the day that we are through
I’m on lock down for your love

Baby you don’t need to cry, because for you I’d lay down and die
And I can’t bear to see your tears as they fall down
So come over here into my arms and I’ll hold you all night long
‘Cause I’m on lock down for your love

Chorus

When I get up every day, I don’t really know what to say
I need more than words to express my love to you
So I went and wrote this song, and I hope that you’ll sing along
‘Cause I’m on lock down for your love

Chorus

Chorus
Single Girl
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Traditional, Arr. Hit & Run Bluegrass

Single girl, single girl always dressed so fine
Oh, she’s always dressed so fine
Married girl, married girl wears just any kind
Oh, she wears just any kind

Single girl, single girl goes to the store and buys
Oh, she goes to the store and buys
Married girl, married girl rocks the cradle and cries
Oh, she rocks the cradle and cries

Single girl, single girl going where she please
Oh, she’s going where she please
Married girl, married girl a baby on her knees
Oh, a baby on her knees

Single girl, single girl lays in bed till one
Oh, she lays in bed till one
Married girl, married girl up before the sun
Oh, she’s up before the sun
Why Does This Old Town Look Better Now
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V1
The days are getting longer, and when the summer’s here I’m gone
The wind is blowin’ at my back, it’s sunny all the time
The history’s thicker with my friends, and they want me to stay
Why does this town look so good to me; I’m goin’ far away

V2
The grass is greener and the birds sing louder all the time
People smile much kinder when we’re standin’ in line
I’m laughin’ through my days and makin’ time for what is right
All my bags are packed but I won’t look at them tonight

CH2
Why does this ol’ town look better now that I’m about to leave?
One hand in my pocket and the other’s on my keys
Oh one day I may return, and make this place my home
But why does this ol’ town look better now that I am movin’ on?

V3
Well, my gas tank is full, I gave my furniture away
I’m sleeping on a hardwood floor, and it’s all right that way
Everybody’s tellin’ me that they will miss me so
Why don’t people seem so kind till you’re about to go

CH3
Why does this ol’ town look better now that I’m about to leave?
One hand in my pocket and the other’s on my keys
Oh one day I may return, and make this place my home
But why does this ol’ town look better now that I am movin’ on?

TAG
Why does this ol’ town look better now that I am a-movin’ on?

Close the Bar
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Danny Shafer (Folk Now Publishing, ASCAP)
Lead vocal: Frazier

Looks like they closed the bar again
Looks like it’s time to go
I hate it when they turn the lights up fast
Why don’t they turn ‘em up slow


The band went home early, I guess they thought that surely
Someone would come and see them tonight
But their Tuesday night gig just ain’t all that big
And I thought they sounded all right

Chorus
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em , go ahead hit rock bottom
It’s last call, and ain’t that a shame
You spent all your money, you’re callin’ her honey
‘Cause you don’t remember her name

There ain’t no use in waiting nor in hesitating
There’s no way that you’re driving home
So just quit your talking and start your slow walkin
At least you’re not sleeping alone

Chorus

Highway of Regret
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R. Stanley & D. Anthony (Fort Knox Music, Inc./Trio Music Company, Inc.)

Chorus
Ain’t talking, just walking down this highway of regret
Heart’s burning, still yearning for the last boy this poor girl’s ever met

I never thought that this would happen
I never thought you’d be untrue
And go away with another
And break the heart that worshipped you

Chorus

It makes no difference where I wander
You never seem to leave my mind
Your face is always there before me
I think about you all the time

Chorus

Chorus
*The Stanley Brothers sang the chorus “…still yearning for the last girl this poor boy’s ever met”

Hit & Run tastefully interprets standard bluegrass and traditional tunes with their youthful energy, while skillfully crafting original tunes with a contemporary finesse.

Hit & Run Bluegrass’ second CD, “Without Maps or Charts,” is a welcome continuation of the enchanting repertoire of this Colorado-based band formed in 2001. Among the most promising young bands in the nation today, Hit & Run Bluegrass has clearly emerged as a major force in the market as they introduce a younger demographic to their large body of original music. At the same time, they’ve managed an enchanting magnetic sound that also thrills long-standing bluegrass fans who simply know and enjoy good bluegrass.
– Joe Ross, Bluegrass Now

Without Maps or Charts, the second project from Hit & Run Bluegrass (H&RB), should leave critics and fans alike with no doubts. H&RB earned respect with their first CD (Beauty Fades); Without Maps or Charts clearly demonstrates that although beauty may fade, musical talent can-and in this case does-grow exponentially.
– Dan Miller, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine

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