Trials & Tribulations

by Unfortunate Gentlemen

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    A memento of times gone by, this limited run CD contains all 13 tracks from our past with custom artwork.

    Each album is hand numbered, wrapped, and sealed with twine and wax.

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1.
Steady Hand 05:40
and i vow i will steady execute thy will and bring down those who speak ill of it i pray for strength to enforce your justice my hand, to grip the throats of the decadent and i pray for a keen eye to find evil where I seek it and resolve to obliterate all who harbor it (lord grant thy enforcer) a strong grip a steady hand and a keen eye and resolve to do thy bidding and enforce your will reward my steady path kiss my hands and bless them for my strong sense of morality let me grip onto life eternally and know that I am keen of company bare witness with your all-seeing eye and resolve to do my bidding live to enforce your will a strong grip a steady hand and a keen eye and resolve to do my bidding and enforce your will
2.
Hero 05:59
in black of night, i hear screaming wakes me up in fright from my fitful dreaming on swiftest feet i race to get through these moonlit streets so i can get to you you, you, you but don't you ever fear cause i am always near to keep the wicked away and i save your soul today i i'm your hero i'm your hero in darkest night you are silent sleeping never knowing what is outside your window silent creeping but my eyes can see beyond the light see the shadows that want to take your life tonight but don't you ever fear (i won't let you disappear) cause i am always here but if i should falter, if i should stray (to keep that wicked hand from your neck) your beautiful eyes would not see the light of another new day i'm your hero i'm your hero
3.
summer child don't shine your eye on me (no) summer child don't shine your eye on me it's cold where i'm from and you might just melt me down so child don't you burn me up let me stay here ice cold cause it's cold where i come from what you want me from me babe it's easy when you're made of stone it's quiet when you're all alone but summer rain, and summer storms they follow behind you tear up my home i said summer child don't shine your eye on me (no) summer child don't shine your light on me it's cold where i'm from and you might just melt me down it's cold where i come from and it's what i'm made from ice can't last in the sun it's cold where i come from and i'm the coldest one and ice don't last in the sun oh sunshine don't shine on me cause i'm cold let me be oh sunshine don't shine on me no, no, no cause it's cold where i'm from and i'm the coldest one ice don't last in the sun yea it's cold where i'm from and i'm the coldest one you know ice it can't last in the sun it's cold where i'm from and i'm the coldest one ice can't last in the sun it's cold where i'm from and i'm the coldest one ice don't last in the sun
4.
woke up last last night i couldn't find someone who had a light she said, "come on down and i'll save your soul" i said, "i ain't got nothing left to be sold" she said, "don't worry i'll get it for ya don't you worry i'll get it for ya (i'll give it to ya)" so i put my boots back on put my coat on four coats strong walked down to the middle of town started askin where she could be found they said, "no..." everybody said, "no... don't go down that road" that's what they told me, said "no... don't go down that road" (but she said) "don't go down that road!" (and she said) "put your clothes on now, you got to go before my boy comes round" i said, "i'm gonna stay until i have my way" she said, "if you stay we're both gonna pay" i said, "no don't go down that road" and i said, "i know... i know, i know oh girl i know... i know, i can see him! coming down that road yea i can see him i see him coming down that road he's coming down that road
5.
i live in a house of snakes crawling round on the floor and in the beds i make when i wake up in the morning they're crawling all around my toes they slither up on my shoulders and whisper in my ear all my woes all my woes i live in a den of thieves they surround me, all around me like autumn leaves when i'm up all night i'm so full of dread cause i know they linger with their dirty fingers to steal the thoughts from my head i live in a house of love got it stacked up in the basement got it stacked up to the roof up above all the way up to the roof up above when i wake up in the morning it's fillin up my heart i got so much love got so much love got so much love it's tearing me apart it's tearing me apart i live in a house of snakes i live in a den of thieves i live in a house of love a house of love a house of love a house of love love love
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Unhappy Man 05:50
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43 Stones 02:41
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St. John 05:22
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Better Off 03:04
maybe they'll bury me in a cadillac with a purple robe draped cross my back maybe i'll wear a golden crown the hands of kings gonna lower me down free free free from your jealousy maybe they'll bury me in a paper sack without a thread to cover my back toss me down in a hole and write, 'here lies another ragged soul' free free free from your sympathy maybe i'll meet the devil maybe he'll shake my hand throw me down, down, down into the pit of the damned maybe i'll talk to God at the pearly gates all the angels'll shake the heavens rejoicing for my fate maybe they'll throw me in an unmarked grave or the grandest tomb that ever man's hands made (but i'll be) free free from your jealousy free free from sympathy free free from everything
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Saboteur 05:32
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released December 13, 2013

All music by Unfortunate Gentlemen
Lyrics by A. Van Duser*
*Except "Steady Hand" Lyrics by A. Callejas

Produced by Unfortunate Gentlemen and Doug Williams. Mixed by Doug Williams at Electromagnetic Radiation Recorders.

Mastered by Brent Lambert; Kitchen Mastering; Carrboro, NC

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