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“The Dirtboxwailers have a unique musical style all it’s own and includes flavors of blues, folk, and rock.”

- Susan Wagoner, The Times Pryor, Ok

“Love the diversity in the music, when you can’t quite pin down the genre of the music I love that, I really love that.”

- Lynn Hernandez 97.5 KMOD

“I absolutely heard the Tulsa sound in that. That was great, you guys do what you do and do a fantastic job.”

- Chuck Stikl Z104.5

“WOW that was panty droppin for me, That was awesome! Dont know what to say other than WOW, that was awesome!”

- Jill Munroe  ROCK103, Tulsa

“Your band is the only reason I don’t destroy Tulsa”

-@TheTweetOfGod

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The Band would like to thank:

Brian Hadden, Brian Osborn, Josh Richards, Mario Garcia,  Justin “J” Brown, Anthony Gaba-Delacroix, Chris Kuder, Mechelle Bancroft, Cara Blevins, & Everyone that comes to the gigs over and over, you guys rock!

Very special thank you’s to:

Brian Hadden – Dobro on Little Annie

Josh Richards – Slide guitar on Little Annie

Brian Osborn – Shaker on I’ll Be Fine

 

Jimmy would like to thank:

My Love, Cara Blevins…My kids, Justin Taylor, Connor Taylor, & Madison Taylor

Todd & Kim Bethel (I Miss You man…), Brian Hadden ,Chris Kuder , Brian (Neo) Osborn, Mario Garcia , Josh Richards,  Tate & Kathy Jennings, Robert Showler, Travis Kidd (for lettin’ me blow a harp at him now and again), KB Hill, B. Nelson, & special thanks to B. Hadden, S. Littleton,  J. Richards, J. Mullen, & T. Kidd for answering my dumb questions and listening to me bitch about stuff they already know…

Johnny would like to thank:

G. E. Morris, Will Brannan, John

 Hutchings, Poppy’s Custom Shop & to those no longer with us: Tommy Lou Abner,

 Victoria Stagi & Paul Skelton.

Sam would like to thank:

Steve Doc Morris, Bill and Bob Lynn ,Travis Kidd, Glen Baumert and the Baumert clan, Terri Fuller, Kevin Lanam, Ted Bailey, Greg Mize, Dan Somerall, Paul Lidel, Morali Coryell, Harry Jacobson, Jr. Brown, Dennis Lauderdale ,Marvin Hedgpath, Jimmy Stone, Traci Rabbit, Pete Turley, Pryor Printing,  My Mom and my family at Holy Apostles Orthodox Church…and the three other dudes playing on this CD!

Boyd would like to thank:

My wife, Brandie Murphy, for her loving support and sacrifices

she makes to allow me to make music. My kids, Jordan & Abbie.

Gary & Cathie Murphy, Mike & Robin Owens.

Dan & Rayma for everthing you do.

Everyone that has helped me with sound questions

over the years where I have learned just enough to be dangerous.

A special thanks to our fans who keep this roller coaster ride going

 

 

INSIDE OUT

(music & lyrics by Jimmy Ray Taylor)

Ya got both your shotgun barrels / Pressed against my chest

Wave your feather finger but be careful don’t make a mess of my heart

Ya made a mess of my heart

Ya know a bitter man gets lonely / like a foolish fool will do

I’ll chase that lonely rainbow, at the end hopin’ I find you all dressed in gold

You’ll be my lucky pot of gold

Well I asked around to try to find just what this love’s about

They all say it’s just a wicked way to turn a man…..inside out

I got six days to break my back / I got one to rest my bones

Have my fun when the work is done but I’m tired and I wanna go home, it just ain’t fair

But I’m the only one who cares

I got 35 years of workin’ / I got 35 more to go

35 grand for a funeral plan, I better stick around 35 more, it just ain’t right

I can’t even afford to die

Well I asked around to try to find out just what this world’s about

They all say it’s just a wicked way to turn a man….inside out

Ya know a bitter man gets lonely / like a foolish fool will do

I sit around tryin’ to think about what could’ve been me and you, but that’s all gone

A little trouble movin’ on

Well I asked around to try to find out just what this life’s about

They all say it’s just a wicked way to turn a man….inside out

I’ll Be Fine

(music & lyrics by Jimmy Ray Taylor)

I wonder / How long she’s gonna be gone

Been my experience / Gettin’ beer doesn’t take this long

And where’s my dinner / She didn’t cook nothin’ ‘for she left

It’s twelve o’clock…lookin’ like…She ain’t comin back

And it’s alright / I’ll be fine

Been a couple weeks now / And I guess I better find a job

Just ain’t a whole lotta work for a dried up, burned out slob

Better get to beggin’ / I’m different baby, can’t you see

Busy phone…No one’s home…That’s how it’s gonna be

Well it’s alright / I’ll be alright by myself, I’ll be fine

Well it’s alright / I’ll be alright by myself, I’ll be fine

It’s a cold, cold winter / Said the newspapers on my bed

I read’em every night / While my teeth  dance around my head

I got the shake and shivers / And now I can’t feel my feet

Freezin’ cold…All alone…And all I wanna do is sleep

And it’s alright / I’ll be alright by myself, I’ll be fine

Well it’s alright / I’ll be alright by myself, I’ll be fine

It’s alright / Alright alright alright…I’ll be fine

It’s alright / Alright alright alright…I’ll be fine

I’ll be fine

Can’t Live Without You

(lyrics by Madison Paige Taylor, music & lyrics by Jimmy Ray Taylor)

You said I need to grow up / And act my age

That it won’t work out / ‘Til we’re both on the same page

And since you left / Darlin’ I’ve been thinkin’

‘Bout what you said / And how fast I’ve been sinkin’

Doors are closin’ all around

Lies get so heavy, they just drag you down

You said I need to grow up and act my age

But I can’t live without you babe

Can’t keep messin’ around / And actin’ like a fool

Cause all my burdens are bound around me / So tight I can’t move

But if I get movin’ / Gonna try not to fall

Gotta pick myself up / And pick up where we left off

Doors are closin’ all around

Lies get so heavy, they just drag you down

You said I need to grow up and act my age

But I can’t live without you babe

No I can’t live without you babe

Well I’ve made my mistakes / And I’ve paid for my crimes

Now when I see that man in the mirror

 He can stare back at me / And look me straight in the eye

Door’s are open all around

Got no more lies left to drag me down

You said I need to grow up and act my age

Well I can’t live without you babe

No I can’t live without you babe

I can’t live without you babe

And now I won’t live without….you babe

Introduce Myself

(music by KB Hill, lyrics by Jimmy Ray Taylor)

There’s a girl back home / And she used to know, used to know my name

It’s been many years since I’ve been gone and I know / Surely things have changed

Surely they’ve changed

Take me back, take me back / To the day we fell in love, ooh yeah

And lay me down, lay me down / In your arms

Where I can sleep forever

When I left you said “Please now, don’t you go”

I said “I hope you understand”

I gotta follow my heart

But now it’s leading me back home

Let me introduce myself / Let me introduce myself again

Seems like a million miles ago / Since I held your hand in mine

At every turn on this winding road, another piece of me / Gets left behind

I close my eyes and try to think / Think of what to say

And I’ll never know what I lost / When I walked away…when I walked away yeah

When I left you said “Please now, don’t you go”

I said “I hope you understand”

I gotta follow my heart

But now it’s leading me back home

Let me introduce myself / Let me introduce myself again

It’s been so long and in my mind / Time stood still

But I can play it out a thousand times and I know / It never will…No it never will

When you left I said “Please now, don’t you go”

You said “I hope you understand”

I gotta follow my heart

But now it’s leading me back home

Let me introduce myself / Let me introduce myself again

Let me introduce myself….ooh oh again

South of the Border

(music & lyrics by Jimmy Ray Taylor)

We’re goin’ south of the border / That’s where we’ll make our home

Ride all night ’til we see that Mexican sky

Acapulco in the winter time / Sure is easy on the eyes

And you can tell my folks back that home I’m doin’ fine

Nine to five and IRA / I got tons of debt and my bills are late

Gotta get myself a life that’s worry free

Gonna find me a cute little Mexican bride and raise 10 kids by the ocean side

Drink all day with the sand beneath my feet

We’re goin’ south of the border / That’s where we’ll make our home

Ride all night ’til we see that Mexican sky

Acapulco in the winter time / Sure is easy on the eyes

And you can tell my folks back that home I’m doin’ fine

Well it’s the same ‘ole thing / Day after day

Grindin’ your life away yeah yeah

Well I’ve been there myself / So brother let me help ya

Open up your eyes and I’ll show you the way

Ya spend all your time tryin’ to scrimp and save / Waitin’ around for that rainy day

But while your standin’ still the world’s gonna pass you by

Ya gotta throw your hands up in the air and say “What the hell, man I don’t care!”

And try to live just once before you die

We’re goin’ south of the border / That’s where we’ll make our home

Ride all night ’til we see that Mexican sky

Acapulco in the winter time / Sure is easy on the eyes

And you can tell my folks back that home I’m doin’ fine

We’re goin’ south of the border / That’s where we’ll make our home

Ride all night ’til we see that Mexican sky

Acapulco in the winter time / Sure is easy on the eyes

And you can tell my folks back that home I’m doin’ fine

You can tell my folks back that home I’m doin’ fine

You can tell my folks back that home I’m doin’ fine 

Hell To Pay

(music & lyrics by Jimmy Ray Taylor   w/Robert Showler)

She’s out late / All night long

She don’t call / And she don’t come home

She’s in my head / When I hit the wall

I can fuss and fight ’til the end of time but in the end I’ll still be wrong

And I keep on rollin’

That’s how I make my play

I keep on rollin’

Cause when the fire gets too hot, that’s when I’ll be on my way

Been down this road / In these same old shoes

Every stop / Another burnin’ fuse

And I lay my head / On the sacred ground

To let the Spirit lift me up / But the Devil just slap me down

And I keep on rollin’

And let the Devil have his say

I keep on rollin’

Cause everywhere I go, I find a brand new hell

A brand new hell to pay

When I bet long / And I come up short

I feel the walls / Scoot across the floor

And I tip my glass / And I make my move

Won’t be around 

When the deal goes down

Cause my Momma didn’t raise no fool

And I keep on rollin’

That’s how I make my way

I keep on rollin’

Cause everywhere I go, I find a brand new hell

A brand new hell to pay

Keep on rollin’

Keep on rollin’

Keep on rollin’

Keep on rollin’

Testify

(music & lyrics by Jimmy Ray Taylor)

It’s the love that can’t be real

It’s the rod that spins my wheel

Send me sailin’ down the road

Break my heart and crush my bones

It drives me far away from everyone I know

The tank is empty and I’m alone

It’s the love that wants me dead

It’s the hammer in my head

They try to hang me out to dry

They don’t bother askin’ why

And when the time the time is right

I’ll stand straight up and lie

Cause I’ve been thirsty all this time

Feel the breath of my regret

Warm and heavy on my neck

It whispers poison in my mind

While I lay shakin’ soaked in sweat

It’s come a callin’

To make me testify

And pull the marker on my debt

Count the weeks behind my door

Chasin’ shadows ‘cross the floor

Every moment’s like the last

I can’t tell when one has passed

And every night I laugh myself to sleep

Had to lock me up to set me free

Little Annie

(music & Lyrics by Jimmy Ray Taylor)

Little Annie can’t find God

With that weight around her neck

Three young souls alone and lost

Without that weight around her neck

Gotta lay those boys down to sleep one more time

So she can get up and do it again

No time for love, no time for play

With that weight around her neck

She keeps’em fed and clothed and bathed

And that’s the weight around her neck

Lost her Momma to the youngest and her Daddy to the gin

Gotta lay those boys down to sleep one more time

So she can get up and do it again

She don’t want pity for her plight

Can’t spare a minute for a tear

And how those faces shine so bright

When they know that Annie’s near

She’s a sister and a mother, but she’ll never be a kid

Gotta lay those boys down to sleep one more time

So she can get up and do it again

Little Annie can’t see God

With that weight around her neck

But he walks with her all the while

Help lift the burden from her head

She just hopes for the best and she does what she can

Gotta lay those boys down to sleep one more time

So she can get up and do it again

All songs registered with BMI Music at www.bmi.com

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