THE BLOODKIN COMMUNITY GOSPEL REHAB

by Bloodkin

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    REHAB includes such live Bloodkin staples as "Jazz Funeral", "Kingly" and "Love's Getting Older." A dark time in the band's history (the passing of manager Zac Weil) is documented and somehow transformed into a rock n roll record that stands the test of time.

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about

The biggest tragedy in our Bloodkin story was the passing of our manager, Zac Weil, in April of 2000. Recording for this project had begun prior to Zac's death--"Jazz Funeral" (strangely enough), "The Ugliest Part", "Love's Getting Older" and a few other tracks had already been recorded. But after he passed, the project changed tone drastically. I wrote several new songs, including "Kingly", "Bookends", "Up All Night in Heaven", "Limb From Limb" and "Crosses By the Highway", all tributes to our fallen buddy. Pretty dark stuff, but REHAB still turned out being a rock n roll record I believe Zac would have really liked.
-Daniel Hutchens

credits

released September 29, 2001

Produced by David Barbe.
Recorded and mixed at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA,
on scattered dates October 1999 through April 2001.
Mastered by Glenn Schick at Glenn Schick Mastering in Atlanta, GA.

All songs written by Daniel Hutchens.
All songs published by Wet Trombone Music BMI.

Daniel Hutchens--vocal, guitar, harmonica. Keyboards on "Limb From Limb" and "Kingly".
Eric Carter--electric guitar, dobro, backing vocal.
Paul "Crumpy" Edwards--bass.
Bentley Rhodes--drums, percussion.
David Barbe--keyboards, percussion, backing vocal, drum programming on "Kingly".
John Lee--piano on "Jazz Funeral".
Clay Leverett--backing vocal on "Crosses by the Highway".
Andy LeMaster--drum programming on "Kingly".
Bill McKay--keyboards on "The Ugliest Part", "Bookends", and "Up All Night in Heaven".
Todd Nance--shaker and tambourine on "Up All Night In Heaven".
John Neff--pedal steel, backing vocal.
Julia Schoening--backing vocal on "Up All Night In Heaven".
William Tonks--dobro, backing vocal.

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Track Name: Jazz Funeral
JAZZ FUNERAL

thirty pieces of silver
changing hands in a bar downtown
thirty years on the minimum wage
but you still carry yourself so proud
you've got eyes to see what's happening
you've got legs to run
but you play your guitar right where you are
til your full day's work is done

(chorus)
then you want a jazz funeral
all the drinks on the house all night
jazz funeral
with a good band kicking ass
tough and tight
rocking right
all your good friends having one real good time
good night


well, it's on a stranger's shoulder at closing time
that's the way you pray
you didn't need to read no book
to figure out what to say
you drink moonshine with Mary Magdalene
she forgives your crime
you write a song about letting the good times roll
and how much that hurts sometimes

(chorus)


well, they've got your name on a scrap of paper
changing hands in a bar downtown
they don't know who signs their paychecks
and the years just spin on down
you go see your good friend the doorman
he nods he understands
no matter how fast you run at last
you've gotta die right where you stand

(chorus)


yes a good band kicking ass tough and tight
all your good friends having one real good time alright
amen my friend goodnight
Track Name: The Ugliest Part
THE UGLIEST PART

well, it's purple prestorm twilight
on your front porch ivy chapel
the trees are giggling in the wind
and a pregnant moon is rising
your radio's tuned to dreamtime
and I guess I've always known you
and I guess I could've tried harder
to get here a little bit earlier

(chorus)
show me the ugliest part of yourself
the one thing that you always hide
show me the ugliest part of yourself
I wanta love you from the inside
show me the ugliest part of yourself
the nightmare that you never share
show me the ugliest part of yourself
I won't blink I swear


yeah your kitchen's brewing memory
I can smell it all the way back
midnight cornbread and butter
apple cinnamon teenage summer
naked beside the railroad tracks
the first time I ever felt like that
and it still burns a little bit on the tongue
and it makes me want to kiss you now

(chorus)


and I know there must be a scar or two
behind your pure white apron
I wanta hold you til you breathe easy
I wanta help you stare down that demon
yes you touch me my bones are warming
I wanta stay up until the morning
I wanta tell you why I came
I wanta tell you everything

(chorus)
Track Name: Kingly
KINGLY

so you stomped upon the Earth
gave 'em all their money's worth
you made everybody turn around and see
you were kingly in your time
you drank the blood down just like wine
you made everybody turn around and see

(chorus)
hey hey now
did we ever have a good time
did we ever have a good time
did we ever have a good time
did we ever have a good time, oh my my


your prescriptions and your pills
and all the pain they never killed
you made everybody turn around and see
I'll miss your music cranked up loud
I'll miss your face above the crowd
you made everybody turn around and see

(chorus)


you knew the best bartender in every town
neon reflected from your crown
you were revved up ready to explore
you kept your suitcase by the door
yes you did kingly


your pressed your fingers in my clay
then you had to walk away
you made everybody turn around and see
where you wind up beyond all time and space
score me a ticket save me a place
you made everybody turn around and see

(chorus)
Track Name: Love's Getting Older
LOVE'S GETTING OLDER

listen, love's getting older, I don't mind
ripe red kisses hanging on the vine
we took a little time to age that blood like wine
love's getting older, I don't mind

love's getting louder, her her sing
we pulled back that bow, now the arrow's bound to sting
we were sleeping all winter, wanta wake up in the spring
love's getting louder, hear her sing

(chorus)
listen, love was a baby cried all day
love a teenager ran away
love twenty-one only thought about having fun
now we're getting older and that's okay
because it's clear up here and now I swear it's true
it's clear up here and now I swear it's you
you're taking your time
and I don't mind, no
so here we go


listen, love's getting older every night
she looks a little sweeter in the candlelight
what a deep dark apple, wanta take that full moon bite
love's getting older every night

(chorus)
Track Name: It's Like Falling in Love
IT'S LIKE FALLING IN LOVE

I woke up one rainy morning
I'd been dreaming about being born
I looked in my mirror
and I met a stranger
filled with such fantastic fever
a disciple a believer
wanting to sing everyone
my brand new language

(chorus)
yeah but all I could tell them was
it's like falling in love
all I could tell them was
it's like falling in love
yes and words won't show ya


I had dreamed I was in a motel bed
I woke up chanting verses I'd read
Lily she sat down beside me
said, What's that you're saying?
I said, It's like a book or a movie
it's like skydiving or mainlining
except that it's the one true sun
casting all those shadows

(chorus)


riding down to see the ocean
shivering with my devotion
pale green morning chills
but still my blood was burning
all the songs so long unwritten
blast from radios in heaven
eternity's an underwater art museum

and all my friends grew cold because
they didn't know just what I was
I know how it tastes
I don't know how to feed them
birth and death and love and hatred
collard greens and buttered cornbread
everytime I swallow
it's a new religion

(chorus)
Track Name: Bookends
BOOKENDS

well, I'm carving out some bookends
for the stories of my life
yes I'm carving out some bookends
for the stories of my life
once I get the last page written
I don't want to have to think about it twice
hey that's right

well, I'm sitting out on the back porch
my dead friends stagger through my mind
yes I'm sitting out on the back porch
my dead friends stagger through my mind
trying to figure out how to say goodbye
I'm staring up at the low grey winter sky
hey that's right

everyone's afraid of dying
but maybe death is better than life
yes everyone's afraid of dying
but maybe death is better than life
who's to say which side's more shiny
on such a long sharp silver knife
hey that's right

I fell asleep and had a dream last night
about a dream my dead friend told me about
I fell asleep and had a dream last night
about a dream my dead friend told me about
when I tell you I was dreaming
you might be dreaming that right now
hey that's right

well, I'm sitting out on the back porch
watching the dog play in the yard
I'm sitting out on the back porch
watching the dog play in the yard
feeling drunk nodding on eternity
I'm wondering how I faked it through this far
hey that's right

well, I'm carving out some bookends
on the two sides of this song
yes I'm carving out some bookends
on the two sides of this song
just to show where the whole thing started
just so it won't ramble on too long
hey that's right
Track Name: Up All Night in Heaven
UP ALL NIGHT IN HEAVEN

how do I keep this party rolling
now that you're gone it's just no fun
or how do I get myself sober
how do I come down all alone
I guess I'd better try to get some work done
polish up my book of gospel blues
but when we meet again we'll kick it in
I hope you know I'll be there soon

(chorus)
and we'll stay up all night in heaven
we'll be young and drunk again
we'll never be hungover
up all night in heaven
we'll be young and drunk again
and we will not sweat the sunrise


so I'll just drink one last one to you
last one gonna last me til I die
but when we meet again we'll kick it in
we'll splash one across the sky

(chorus)


it's tough to read this magic roadmap
it's tough to drive while I'm in pain
but I'll drive all night I'll bring the medicine
I'll bring the party favors and the chilled champagne


(chorus)
Track Name: Limb From Limb
LIMB FROM LIMB

the preacher at my church told me
you better not fuck crazy women
you're pissing away your passion
the garden you're born to work in
is strangled with weeds it's stinking
of selfishness and sickness
of a sad stripteaser's perfume and sweat
you'd better get to work before the sun sets
plant seeds that just might save you
because that false idol you been praying to

(chorus)
she gonna tear you limb from limb
rip and tear you
tear you limb from limb
rip and tear you


the preacher at my church told me
I know you know you're dying
so why do you keep on lying
about that vicious little bitch you're buying
you're in debt down to the bottom
of your very own private Sodom
you're burning so fast you're freezing
and that wild-eyed beast you're teasing

(chorus)


the preacher at my church told me
I've told you all I'm gonna tell you
you knew it all before you came here
you've just conveniently forgotten
you can only taste what's rotten
you can only sing when you're aching
onstage your true heart is breaking
your music is a mask that smothers
the symptoms you don't want to discover
but the music could be salvation
if you'd listen to your own song saying
that this vision you keep betraying

(chorus)


the preacher at my church told me
you better stand up to temptation
it's a stupid hallucination
your own shadow you're chasing
it's like the last minute of the longest night
it's like the last drink in the bottle
and suddenly your mind is a maze of mirrors
and the sun is coming up full throttle
and more just make you want more
but when you run out you know for sure

(chorus)


another beautiful face with a wicked little grin
and a knife stashed under her pillow
in her red velvet room where her voice "come on in"
sounds like a breeze through the weeping willow
it's a dream whorehouse and she kicks you out
in the morning so you crawl to another
and another and another and another and
when you forget what it means to fall in love

(chorus)


at the gospel tent in New Orleans
I finally learned to pray
learned I'd been doing it all along
I'd been doing it every day
but at the tent there I finally tuned it in
just like learning to sing again
and the preacher that day was Pop Staples
and I think about him when I'm able
the little hymns he sang so pure and tough
said, Only God can get you high enough
and now that sermon seems so far from here
but I'd better wake up and shake my head clear
'cause I can find a new preacher everyday
to tell me, Son if you don't change your ways

(chorus)
Track Name: Crosses by the Highway
CROSSES BY THE HIGHWAY

I'm driving across the country
to pay myself a visit
I detour and I zigzag
just to take the scenery
and I see them just like clockwork
regular as roadsigns

(chorus)
crosses by the highway
crosses by the highway


some are decked with shiny ribbons
some are faded from the weather
but one points to the next one
like a daisy chain forever
and they sprout up like spring flowers
in any soil or season

(chorus)


these are my fellow travelers
they blazed a trail before me
these are my fellow travelers
down the road they're waiting for me


I pray every time I pass one
like beads around a rosary
from Macon out to Aspen
we're like one big happy family
sometimes they make me heartsick
but they always keep me company

(chorus)
Track Name: Blood
BLOOD

best hold her now
hold her til her life turns around
if she tells you no
tell her you can't believe it's so
come to realize
love's been sleeping when she opens her eyes

(chorus)
hey it's like a window
open on a new day
when the sun comes out
from behind a cloud


best hold her now
you never know tomorrow might be too late
just show her how
love is blood it's stronger than hate
come to realize
love's been sleeping when she opens her eyes

(chorus)


best hold her now