Between a Rock and a Country Place

by Willie & Allie

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'Between a Rock and a Country Place' is Willie & Allie's debut EP. The six song album is packed with stories and commentaries: serious and silly, truthful and hopeful, heavy and light; placed over the swinging, shuffling, upbeat sonic landscape of country music. However, tipping their hats to their rock n' roll roots, they even through some back beats in there for you.

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released June 11, 2016

Written and recorded by Willie & Allie
(www.willieandallie.com)
Engineered and Mixed by Phil Manley at El Studio, San Francisco, CA (www.elstudiosf.com)
Mastered by Dale Cotton at AUDIOWORKSHOP, Dunedin, NZ
(audioworkshop.tumblr.com)
Photography by Weekend Pictures
(vimeo.com/weekendpictures)
Artwork by Misisipi Mike Wolf
(www.facebook.com/misisipimike)

Featuring:
Matt Trullinger - drums
Charlie Cocks - bass guitar
Ethan Lee - pedal steel guitar
Justin Craig-Kuhn - piano, organ

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Track Name: Tobacco Fields
The weeds out in the fields are growing higher every day
The sun’s so hot there ain’t no way around
The leaves are sticky to the touch but people smoke it anyway
In the tobacco field’s where I’m found

We’ve been here for years and we know here to stay
The dirt’s the same as the day it was found
We know it’s killing us but people smoke it anyway
In the tobacco field’s where I’m found

We pick it and roll it and then we send it away
Then people chew it and smoke it, we make a livin’ this way

Cuz the weeds out in the fields are growing higher every day
The sun’s so hot there ain’t no way around
The easy life we dream is for tomorrow but today
In the tobacco field’s where I’m found
In the tobacco field’s where I’m found
Track Name: Spent Some Time in Buffalo
Sweating bullets in the morning
The same old rhyme, the same old reason
Had to get our fill of drinking up
The last warm night of this here summer season

Riding shotgun down to Dansville
I feel this heat wave start to fall
Pretty soon this truck'll be kicking up
Rock salt in everybody's front lawn

Spent some time in Buffalo
Dug my life out of the snow
And when those lake winds start to blow
I've had my fill it's time to go

Head out west to find the good life but I'm thinking of you now
Can't pay the rent, packing up my tent,
Picking up my money, I'm headed home

Just like Jimmie nobody wants me
Enough to lend a helping hand
Well I'm on my way from Frisco Bay
Gonna set my sights on Dixie Land

Spent some time in Buffalo
Dug my life out of the snow
And when those lake winds start to blow
I've had my fill it's time to go

Head out west to find the good life but I'm thinking of you now
Can't pay the rent, packing up my tent,
Picking up my money, I'm headed home

Spent some time in Buffalo
Dug my life out of the snow
And when those lake winds start to blow
I've had my fill it's time to go

Head out west to find the good life but I'm thinking of you now
Can't pay the rent, packing up my tent,
Picking up my money, I'm headed home
Track Name: Riot on a Screen
Scrolling along with the riot on my screen
There's a battle heating up and it's gathering steam
And I'm staring at a meme
Just yelling at the top of my lungs

Cop car burning just playing on a loop
There's a million conversations and they’re all ringing true
But they're all alone in their houses
Just a-yelling at the top of their lungs

Riot on a screen
A way to be seen while you're living
In the confines of your home
A way to be heard while you're learning
Not to go at it alone

National guard against a kid on a stoop
He's throwing rocks but you send in the troops
You're rolling with an army
That's yelling at the top of their lungs

It really don't matter what you wanna believe
We're all living like a dust bowl refugee
Standing at the bottom of the promise land
Yelling at the top of our lungs

Riot on a screen
A way to be seen while you're living
In the confines of your home
A way to be heard while you're learning
Not to go at it alone

Riot on a screen
A way to be seen while you're living
In the confines of your home
A way to be heard while you're learning
Not to go at it alone

Riot on a screen
A way to be seen while you're living
In the confines of your home
A way to be heard while you're learning
Not to go at it alone
Track Name: California Country
As I walk down the street
Cowboy boots on my feet
People think I must’ve lost my way

There’s no room for twang
Where the mission bells rang
But I don’t think Jerry would’ve said the same

Cuz Buck’s still in Bakersfield his Crystal Palace home
Gram’s ashes still blowing in the breeze
If you’re lucky you’ll still see Merle, Willie and Allie
Then you’ll see
We’re California Country

When they hear our name
They don’t stop to think again
God fearing country bumpkins we must be

Lord, that ain’t the truth
We’re Californian too
And I know Jean Shepard wouldn’t disagree

Cuz Buck’s still in Bakersfield his Crystal Palace home
Gram’s ashes still blowing in the breeze
If you’re lucky you’ll still see Merle, Willie and Allie
Then you’ll see
We’re California Country

Cuz Buck’s still in Bakersfield his Crystal Palace home
Gram’s ashes still blowing in the breeze
If you’re lucky you’ll still see Merle, Willie and Allie
Then you’ll see
We’re California Country
Track Name: Highway Angel
A life like hers must be a sin
With her halo of halogen

She’s a highway angel
Living the roads all night, all her life

She’s always good for a midnight ride
With her Harley between her thighs

She’s a highway angel
Living the roads all night, all her life

Maybe the sun got in her eyes
Maybe it was the road that lies
Maybe the feel of the breeze
Kept her on the road that meets the sea

Maybe the sun got in her eyes
Maybe it was the road that lies
Maybe the feel of the breeze
Kept her on the road that meets the sea

She’s gone and she won’t be back again
With the pavement under her wings

She’s a highway angel
Living the roads all night, all her life
Track Name: High Hopes
Betty lives near the city
With her family in a house
Sees the sun sitting pretty
From her living room couch

Never too far from home
Never running away
It don't matter where you're living
If you live for today

She has high hopes
To keep on feeling good
Live a life with a family
Never misunderstood

Judy lives in the city
All alone spare a mouse
Sees the streets looking gritty
From her living room couch

She ain't too far from home
She ain't running away
It don't matter where you're living
If you live for today

She has high hopes
To keep on feeling good
Live a life with a family
Never misunderstood

She has high hopes
To keep on feeling good
Live a life with a family
Never misunderstood

Jack's back from the city
Got a cabin up by Taos
Sees the mountain looking heady
From his living room couch

Is he too far from home?
Is he running away?
It don't matter where you're living
If you live for today

He has high hopes
To keep on feeling good
Live a life with a family
Never misunderstood

He has high hopes
To keep on feeling good
Live a life with a family
Never misunderstood