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released June 1, 2013

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Josh Blake Asheville, North Carolina

Josh Blake is a seasoned musician with over 25 years of experience. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Josh now calls Asheville, NC his home since setting roots there in 1997. As a performer, Josh has has played clubs, theatres and festivals coast to coast, sharing the stage with artists such as George Clinton, Eric Krasno, STS9, Kevin Kinney, and Mike Gordon to name a few. ... more

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Track Name: American Dreams
I can see it in the way
People live their lives these days
A bunch of corporate funded slaves
With their lives wasting away
Because they never wonder why
They just keep walking with the blind
and feeding the Machine of
This American Dream

So don't
Sell me no more lies
It makes me want to cry
The way we pay the price
For the never ending greed
It's got me begging please
Dismantle this machine
Dismantle this machine

Everybody's got their special needs
Everybody thinks they're so unique
But everybody laugh everybody cries
Everybody's born, everybody dies

To be the man to get the raise
To get the yacht and the estate
To get the plastic wife to say
Honey everything's ok
But you can't deny the speed
How we spread like a disease
And keep feeding the machine
Of this american dream

So don't
Sell me no more lies
It makes me want to cry
The way we pay the price
For the never ending greed
It's got me begging please
Dismantle this machine
Dismantle this machine

Everybody's got their special needs
Everybody thinks they're so unique
But everybody laugh everybody cries
Everybody's born, everybody dies

You see we're all acting like fools
Because we've all become the tools
Just some puppets in a play
They way we give ourselves away
But there's one thing you can't buy
The way we choose to live our lives
We can stop feeding the machine
Of this American dream

So don't
Sell me no more lies
It makes me want to cry
The way we pay the price
For the never ending greed
It's got me begging please
Dismantle this machine
Dismantle this machine
Dismantle this Machine
Track Name: Big Trucker
All I ever really wanted was a little bit of love
And a little bit of luck from the big guy up above
And an open road and a healthy foot
All I ever really wanted was to take a look
But they killed my buzz when they busted in
They stole my herbs and drank my gin
And they sent me running for that open road
All I ever really wanted was to be left alone

If I had another chance I'd be with you
But I didn't have a choice so honey we're through
If I had a bigger truck I'd get us out this rut
And we'd do another dance
If I had another chance

All I ever really wanted was a little bit of fun
And a little bit of laughter ad a little bit of sun
And and a little bit of music, and a little bit of wine
All I ever really wanted was a little piece of mind
But they sent me runnin for that open road
And I had to leave you back at home all alone
And I'll be wandering for the rest of my life
All I ever really wanted was to make you my wife

Chorus

Now everyone knows that a hen don't crow
That a horse don't talk and a pig don't sew
Now my own true life, it ain't no fairy tale
So I got's to go
Or I'll go to jail

Jam

Ten thousand miles, and fourty states
And all I've got here is the memory of your face
And it keeps me warm each and every night
While I'm dreamin that one day I'll hold you tight
But this open road, I'ts got me movin on
And I'm hopin that it won't be too long
Till we share our thoughts and we share our dreams
And there won't be all this space inbetween

Chorus
Track Name: Devil's On The Run
Some people call me crazy
Or just a little bit insane
I'd rather live alone and lazy than slaving in some chains
Gonna build myself a highway
Over all the troubles that I've seen
Gonna make myself a new life, chase another dream

Oooooo you better get your gun
Cause the devil's on the run
Oooooo you better get your gun
Cause the devil's on the run

Had to kill a man in Austin
He thought he caught himself a prize
But he left me no options
Cause an outlaw never dies
Lord knows I ain't no angel
Lord knows I ain't his perfect son
But until I meet my maker
Baby I'm on the run

Oooooo you better get your gun
Cause the devil's on the run
Oooooo you better get your gun
Cause the devil's on the run
Run now devil

Some people call me crazy
But I just ain't afraid of change
I'd rather live alone and lazy than slaving in some chains
Gonna build myself a hideaway
By the mountains, maybe by the sea
But the one thing I know now, is baby I gotta be free
I gotta be free

Oooooo you better get your gun
Cause the devil's on the run
Oooooo you better get your gun
Cause the devil's on the run
Oooooo you better get your gun
Cause the devil's on the run
Oooooo you better get your gun
Cause the devil's on the run
Track Name: Aight
I can see it in your eyes
You're terrorized by everything you're trying to decide
And you've taken every step
Every breath to try and understand
Why it ain't working out when you're making all your plans
But it isn't a race, it's just a test
You can always escape if it isn't the way you want it
This is your life
So believe me when I tell you
That the one thing I can leave you darlin'
No it ain't that hard to find

So if the walls are caving in
Waves are pounding overhead
And you can't make it stop
Remember what I say

Alright OK
You don't have to try so hard to find your way
When everything is gonna be alright OK
Just thank your lucky stars that you have life today
And everything is gonna be OK

You can see it in my eyes
I'd wash away the pain, create a paradise
And I'd give it all my heart
All my soul and everything in between
Just to get you off the ground and make your life a dream
But it isn't my place
To come and erase
Everything that you face
When you're working your way through something
I won't always be around
So believe me when I tell you
The one thing I can leave you darlin'
Can lift you up when you're down

So if the walls are caving in
Waves are pounding overhead
And you can't make it stop
Remember what I say

Alright OK
You don't have to try so hard to find your way
When everything is gonna be alright OK
Just thank your lucky stars that you have life today
And everything is gonna be OK

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Alright OK
You don't have to try so hard to find your way
When everything is gonna be alright OK
Just thank your lucky stars that you have life today
And everything is gonna be OK
Alright OK
You don't have to try so hard to find your way
When everything is gonna be alright OK
Just thank your lucky stars that you have life today
And everything is gonna be OK
Track Name: Sugar Mama
When I'm down, you are the only one I wanna see
Sugar Mama
And if I'm broke, you are the one that's taking care of me
Sugar Mama
ANd if I'm high, you are the one that probably had that weed
Sugar Mama
So come on girl, won't you spend another night with me
Sugar Mama

Oh cause you look so mighty fine
Babe you know that I do
And you make me feel so nice
Babe you know that I do
I said you've got me in a trance
Babe you know that I do
So won't you give me one more chance
Oh I hope that you do

Say boy would you hold my drink?
Yeah you know that I would
Say boy would you get my car?
Yeah you know that I would
Say boy won't you rub my back?
Yeah you know that I would
Say boy could you cook me some breakfast?
Girl you know that I would


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Said you got me on the line

I'd do almost anything

Said girl you know I'm gonna take my time

Cause you are the lady of my dreams

Say boy would you hold my drink?
Yeah you know that I would
Say boy would you get my car?
Yeah you know that I would
Say boy won't you rub my back?
Yeah you know that I would
Say boy could you cook me some breakfast?
Girl you know that I would
Track Name: Turn It Around
It ain't hard to see
The way we raping Mother Earth and we're harvesting trees
It's like we got the cure but we're part disease
Just like we go to war instead of bargain for peace
I don't get it maybe we're too hardheaded
Shot fired blood spilled hard to forget it
So I dedicate this life to all those who died
And to my kids to make sure that they all survive
So come on now it's time to tighten ship
Inviting those who are living on a righteous tip
To download this information like a microchip
And unloaded the nation like a rifle clip
Dispose of it the whole public
The high-class to the low-budget
From those in control to those who know nothing
So we can finally start breaking new ground
Come together now my people and turn it all around

Yeah I turn it around
I got the world in my hands and I turn it around
So every girl and man yeah let's turn it around
It's time to make a new plan so let's turn it around
Yeah we turn it around
We got the system by a hold and now we're taking it down
No faking it now
It's time to start making a sound
So come together now my people
And turn it all around

You say your dying for change
The only thing that you've been dying for his diamond rings
The only thing that you've been focused on is finer things
You rhyme and sing only for the shine it brings
And time will tell
Watch how it makes you sick
Loose your grip on the top and you fall off quick
Yeah the people want something to make them move their hips
But without some substance you're an abandoned ship
So come on now you know you're better than that
Give your light to the world and watch the world react
See all them diamonds and pearls are a con and a trap
Matter of fact all that crap will be gone in a clap
See your chain is so big that it chokes your voice
Put the pen to the paper it's a moment of choice
And if you choose only money and fame go get it
But it ain't going to run my game I won't let it

Chorus

It's a catastrophe
The way we bomb the population of the Japanese
And now were dying in Iraq for some gasoline
Turn on the news and all you see another casualty
In the home of the brave you ain't actually free
Because they putting you away if you have some weed
And all the little kids that are slaving in the factories
And all the food that we've been making so unnaturally
There has to be
A way to reach a rhapsody
Instead of sitting here creating more cacophony
So I'm serving up the funk like some pass the peas
So that maybe everyone can finally have some peace
So come on
Make it work like a battery
Before we have ourselves another global tragedy
See most of the nation looks at it with apathy
That's why it's time for rotation if you're asking me

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Track Name: Hold On
You couldn't buy me with your dollars
The feeling when you're close
But I've got to keep on moving down the road
Said I'd slay a thousand dragons
And do it in your name
If you could only see that we're all the same
We're all the same

Said I'm waiting
I'm waiting
Oh I'm waiting
For your love

I'd climb the highest mountain
I's separate the seas
Just for another chance to have you next to me
But all that I really think that it's gonna take
Is a little more time
And I'll be right back baby
To make you mine

Said I'm waiting
I'm waiting
Oh I'm waiting
For your love

I'll be back hold on like you want it
I'll be back hold on like you need it

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