Empty Flask, Empty Heart

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I step my feet from those hollers and vines
where the sun don't show
the sun don't shine
And I'll take all the blame
just a victim of the times
cause I don't know lord
just what you had in mind
down my flask no not for sympathy
I ain't cleaning up my act
so please don't tempt me
I ain't had much in life
but drinks I've had plenty
and it's just like my heart
that son of a bitch is empty
I've got my reasons for wandering around
so if you find my body
and I don't make a sound
you dig a shallow hole
on the outskirts of town
tell them all I left and
then put me in the ground
take my gun take the last of my change
I don't need it where I'm going
It's all been arranged
that devils waiting for me
list of sins that he's made
my good fortunes run out
and there's a tab that I can't pay
the kiss you give so sweetly
I can feel you on my lips
the warmth of bourbon whiskey
like the heat between your hips
you're coursing through my veins
you're the captain of this ship
as you lay me down to rest
what's left of my heart it skips
imagine my face
when you take off your disguise
It's the devils clothes you wear
and it should come as no surprise
It's a jaded life I've made
now the well is running dry
just these old sorry bones
left to soak in gin and rye.

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from Appalachian Witch EP, released April 21, 2017

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Gallows Bound Winchester, Virginia

Though deeply rooted in the traditional bluegrass of their home in Virginia, Gallows Bound has a strong affection for their upbringing in punk rock and stitches their influences together in a blazing fury of Appalachian Punk Bluegrass. Formed in 2012, the band released self-titled album in 2014 and has been touring non-stop since. New release "Appalachian Witch" set to release in Spring 2017 ... more

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