Of Heart & Stone (Only $1 for the entire CD)

by Mad Dog Friedman

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"Out of the Box" is my attempt to break out of my forty plus year old and forty plus song deep 12 bar blues strong box. It represents a challenge that I hope is proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Although "Out of the Box" is the working name for this project, the finished CD will have a different title and new artwork. Right now I am leaning toward "Of Heart and Stone" for a CD title. What do you think?

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released January 20, 2013

All songs entirely composed and arranged by Mad Dog Friedman. Mad Dog is singing all parts on all tunes as well as playing harmonica when heard. The rest of the accompaniment was squeezed out of the Band in a Box software.

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Mad Dog Friedman Lafayette, Colorado

Mad Dog writes from the moment and sings from his heart. His influences include sources as divergent as William Butler Yeats and the delta blues. His songwriting is sincere, simple and often humorous. He has recorded several solo projects as well as with Jenn Cleary, Papa Juke, Felonius Smith, Chris Hammong, Yo Yo Ma and Derek Trucks.
His spontaneous compositions range from aleatoric to ambient.
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Track Name: The End
The End of the Endless Night

Verse 1:
The way we go is / cold and long.
Too far gone now / to right the wrong.
Our curves are steep, / our shoulder’s strong,
Scream out loud / your silent song.

Verse 2:
The dreams we’re fed / slip from sane.
The hearts we hold / sting with pain.
Still no reason / for a sad refrain,
Drink the stars / cry bright rain.

Chorus:
The last one left to write is dreaming,
Letting go with one long sigh.
When endless night starts a streaming,
Bathe your soul in liquid light.

Verse 3:
All will flow / before too long,
Tears of love, / blood of dawn,
Our bodies now / all disarmed,
Swinging through / true to form.

Verse 4:
We'll run this road / until we're gone.
Feeling good / can't be wrong.
Our tears are warm / our will is strong,
Break your heart / with joyful song.

Chorus:
The last one left to write is dreaming,
Letting go with one long sigh.
When endless night starts a streaming,
Bathe your soul in liquid light.
Track Name: All We Have
All We Have (Dance with Me)

All we have is what we give,
healing love forever lives.
All our days, what we take,
what we hold obscures our way.

Come on and dance. Please come and dance with me.
Shake it off, let your aching heart soar free.

Don't let the pain rearrange your brain.
The more it hurts the more you'll change.
Nothing wasted, nothing wrong, nothing broken endures for long.

Come on and dance. Please come and dance with me.
Shake it off, let your aching heart soar free.

Come on and dance. Please come and dance with me.
Shake it off, let your aching heart soar free.
Track Name: Surfer Girl
Surfer Girl

Stay away
Please stay away,
Poison love
kills more each day.
The sea inside
red with pain,
bites her skin,
cuts
through
again.

Stay away.
Please stay away.
Needs your love,
she pulls away.
Dressed in black,
black fingernails,
smeared black lips,
down
she
slips.

Catch the wave
that comes to save.
Learn to ride
that place inside.
Hold the gold,
make it stay.
The surfer Girl
is born today.

On her board
she caught her wave,
matters not
what the ocean gave.
She can fly,
turn herself around,
land like a kiss,
feet
on
ground.

Blackened shell
shed that night,
colors bleed
from broken light,
digs her hand
into the sand,
her aqua eyes,
dance
with
light.

Catch the wave
that comes to save.
Learn to ride
that place inside.
Hold the gold,
make it stay.
The surfer Girl
is born today.
Track Name: At the Bar Double L
Ass Squeezing Time (At the Bar Double L)

Verse 1
When she makes that switch
From red wine to water
Then she makes that call
To her grown up/ daughter
Needs that one slow dance
The band plays so well
She’ll get what she wants
Wants to make a deal
The more her heart breaks
The more love he’ll feel
It's ass squeezing time
At the Bar Double L
It's ass squeezing time
Don't you go and tell

Verse 2
When he's been a crying
In his beer all night
It’s all gone so wrong
But he's feel ing right
Drags her to the floor
Just to dance one more
He holds her real tight
Working on the deal
The more his heart breaks
The more love she’ll feel
It's ass squeezing time
At the Bar Double L
It's ass squeezing time
No one's gonna tell

Verse 3
(Harp Solo by Mad Dog Friedman)
The more his heart breaks
The more love she’ll feel
It's ass squeezing time
Who’s a gonna tell
It's ass squeezing time
At the Bar Double L

Verse 4
She takes off his hat
Likes him more like that
He drinks up his beer
Closing time draws /near
She squeezes his hand
Whispers in his ear
He's the luck…..y man
Gets to close his deal
The more their hearts break
The more love they’ll feel
It's ass squeezing time
At the Bar Double L
It's ass squeezing time
No one’s ‘round to tell

Tag
It's ass squeezing time
At the Bar Double L
It's ass squeezing time
Someone’s bound to tell
Track Name: That Girl of Mine
OH THAT GIRL OF MINE

She love me smooth as moonlight
With the heat of day
Loves me like she mean it
I mean all the way

My baby's got me singin'
Lovin' all her lovin'
Kissin' & a huggin'
Oh that girl of mine

Her touch is silky fine now
Makes me smile so wide
I'm burnin' like a coal
Smoldering inside

Baby's got me steaming
Boilin' over with my lovin'
Kissin' & a huggin'
Oh that girl of mine

My hot pepper baby
Hottest stuff in town
Drink a shot of hot sauce
Just to cool me down

She keeps my day dreaming
Floatin' and a groovin'
Kissin' & a huggin'
On that girl of mine

Lonely wind's a blowin'
My hunger still a growin'
Time to get a goin'
Back home again

My baby's keeps me knowin'
Where to find good lovin'
Kissin' & a huggin'
Oh that girl of mine

Gonna get sweet lovin'
Kissin' & a huggin'
From that girl of mine
Feeing so fine
Oh that girl of mine
Love that girl of mine
Track Name: The Price You Pay
The Price You Pay
by Mad Dog Friedman
CR 2013

Rubies sapphire diamonds and gold
Had that money, all the money, my hands could hold.
Had a nice place, such a fine life, flood stole it away.
Ain't nothing mine now, ain't nothing left, but hell to pay.

Baby cried, sweet mama screamed when the flood waters came.
"Oh Lord," I prayed, wash me clean, just don't wash them away.
It's hard to live, so hard to give, even harder to breathe,
When you've lost all you love, everything you need.

All them riches that shine today
Sure ain't worth the price you pay.
Your brightest dream is sure to fade
The more you hold on the more it slip away.

Now she's gone, it's so hard to start over again.
I don't know why mean old blues claims to be my friend.
I got a song deep in my heart, I still need to sing.
It’s all that stops the flood inside the memories bring.

It's all changed all brand new now I'm back to stay.
All I owned, it owned me, just wasted my day.
Them that got, they still got, they got everything.
Us without, all we got is what the morning bring.

All them riches that shine today
Sure ain't worth the price you pay.
Your brightest dream is sure to fade
The more you hold on the more it slip away.

Rubies sapphire diamonds and gold
Take that money, it's just money, you'll never take my soul.
Next time I build, I'll build my house of heart and stone.
I'll make my home /atop the hill, rest my tired bones.

All them riches that shine today
Sure ain't worth the price you pay.
Your brightest dream is sure to fade
The more you hold on the more it slip away.
Track Name: No More
A shadow crosses her eyes as she goes inside
A tangle of snakes and hissing a fang full of lies
The girl I loved, suddenly she hides,
Our love shed, a skin left behind,
How dare I ask
Can we slay the dragons of our past?

Nothin' hurts like a love that is no more
Nothin' heals until you let it go

Need to move on let it fall and fade away,
The night is stark with illusion, dark shades break my day,
Why the ones we love always make us pay and pay
I guess some end up that way,
Why cry the sky red,
Put a smile on the dead, leave the truth unsaid?

Nothin' hurts like a love that is no more
Nothin' heals until you let it go

A shadow cross her eye as she go inside
A tangle of snakes and hissing a fang full of lies
The girl I loved, somewhere she hides,
Our love shed, a skin left behind,
Why cry the sky red,
Put a smile on the dead, leave truth unsaid?