Wicked Saints

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Wicked Saints' self-titled debut album was was partly produced, recorded and mixed by Annie Miles at Studio MRM formerly known as Milestone Recording & Post in Los Angeles (Walkin' On The Water, The Way I'm Strung, Nothing To See, Died Along The Way & Mama), and the rest recorded at David Vidal's studio, Wilmac Studio by Max Vidal, and mixed by David Williams at Melrose Music Studios.

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released June 11, 2011

Paul McCarty (guitar, vocals, harmonica), John Gannon (drums), Chad Watson (bass), Bobby Thomas (keyboard and accordion), Brent Michelle (backing vocals) & David Vidal (slide guitar)

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Track Name: Walkin' On the Water
Walkin' on the water
Whistlin' on my way
Walkin' on the water
just to see what you will say
and you can say what you may
but you can't get me to lay
down and listen to your rules
cause they're written by your fools.
But if you follow me here
you better leave behind your fear
or learn to swim.

Well, did you know that I could fly
so big and so high?
Did you know that I could fly?
Did you think to ask me why
I left you sittin' in my wake?
Did you think that I could take
all of your girly-girl suggestions?
Cause they raise a lot of questions.
But if you follow me here
you better leave behind your fear
or bring a parachute young lady
and pull the cord.

Walkin' on the water!
You know you set me free
Walkin' on the water!
If you think you'll follow me
that's where I'll be.

There's change on the horizon.
I'm gonna put some in my pocket.
There's change on the horizon.
You better think before you knock it.
Cause it's comin' to put you down.
You better not be around.
If you so much as look in my direction,
you're gonna feel my insurrection.
But if you follow me here
You better leave behind your fear.
Oh, and leave your politics behind you as well.
Better leave your politics behind you as well.
Don't bring your politics around here at all.

Walkin' on the water!
You know you set me free
Walkin' on the water!
If you think you'll follow me
that's where I'll be.
Track Name: The Way I'm Strung
I've looked so long in the places that I know,
searching for the faces that remind me of your soul.
You were never far, always just beyond the bend.
Just beyond the other bend. Will it never end?

There was a girl who looked so much like you.
Eyes ever blue, but her words were never true.
Why do I fall for all the phoniness & pain.
So hard to maintain and it's driving me insane.

It's just the way that I'm strung.
Tighter than a drum.
It's just the way that I'm strung.
Nothing else to be done.

I was so sad when I saw the map of you.
So many airplanes flew just to prove that I was true.
When you moved along then my life became a song.
Not a happy song. What else could go wrong?

Finally unlocked the encasement of my heart.
Still torn apart. Broken and scarred.
When the lights came on and you knew who I was,
you pulled and let me go and then my life became a buzz.
Track Name: Nothing To See
I miss all your kisses, whispers in my ear
I made so many wishes that you were still here
I tried buyin' your love, tryin' your love
Nothing worked out, now I'm dyin' for your love
I still remember the feel of your hair. Loved having you there
I tried every time but your left in despair
But when you were still with me, I tossed in my sleep
Cause I could not accept all the secrets you'd keep

So now I'm walkin' in the moonlight, alone by the sea
Beggin' for the reason why I could not be
The man that you wanted. I'll always be haunted
I'll turn and look back but there's nothing to see

T'was the night before Christmas the last time you were there
I walked around listless and stared at the air
Your bags were all packed. By the front door they lay
If I wanted you to stay it woulda been a good time to say
But in the mornin' I woke up and rubbed the sleep from my eyes
The woman I loved was long gone by sunrise
But the sun never rose the same way again
The path that you chose broke my heart into ten

Now my hands are all wrung. My eyes are all dry
My songs are all sung to an empty blue sky
And though you don't wanna hear it, I need you to know
I got back my spirit by letting you go
Track Name: Give Me Time
You offered me a raincheck for tonight
Like I've got something else to do.
But I'd rather stay and make you feel alright.
Spend my time here with you.

Ooh, I'll clear the smoke that filled the air
But the fire between us is not to blame cause it's still there
We already cried for those who lied and went nowhere
But I can't leave you behind.
Cause I feel for you. You're all that's on my mind.
Give me time.

Days ago was like a mushroom cloud above
White flecks of ash floating by.
But in the morning you just filled my house with love.
What a woman. Make me sigh.

Ooh, you gave me reason to stay here
To wake up and feel you as you whispered in my ear.
We already cried for those who left us to our tears.
But I can't leave you behind.
Cause my love for you is all that I can find.
Give me time.

Soon the rains will come. The first leaf reappears.
Many more will come this way.
Days go by, the months they roll on through the years.
You're more beautiful each day.

Ooh, all of the storms have cleared the air.
But the fire between us keeps me warm cause it's still there.
We already left so much behind. It's everywhere.
But I can't leave you all alone.
All I have for you is wasted on my own.
And I want you like it's all I've ever known.
Give me time. Give me time.
Track Name: Run Todd Run
Run! Run Todd Run!
You're a better man than that.
Why would you lie down next to that?
Run! Run Todd Run!
Why would you propagate with that?
We don't need more of them like that!

Big & tall, tough & mean like a machine
But you're not as mean as she
Just be as tough as you can be and stay alive.
You can drive through the snow! What a show!
But you can't shovel it like her
And you can't bury us like her
And you can't hide it quite like her
Unless you lie to yourself like her.

Run! Run Todd Run!
There's a better life for you
If you could only see it through.
Run! Run Todd Run!
Leave her domineering ways
And her caffeinated days

Big & tall, tough & mean like a machine
But you're not as mean as she
Just be as tough as you can be and stay alive.
You can drive through the snow! What a show!
But you can't shovel it like her
And you can't bury us like her
And you can't hide it quite like her
Unless you lie to yourself like her.

Be a man not a mouse
Why don't you get out of that house?
If you cannot stand and fight
Then you should hide the kids from sight.

Run, run, Todd run!
Run, America, Run.
Run, run, run, run, Todd run!
Track Name: Died Along The Way
If I ever get away, I will never come back.
If I ever get away, I will never come back.
Time and time, again and again I'm found.
But if I ever get away, I will never come back.
Oh I will never come back.

When I step out of these walls, we will never meet again.
When I step out of these walls, we will never meet again.
Time and time, again and again, I return to feel regret.
But when I step out of these walls, we will never meet again.
Oh, we will never meet again.

We died along the way.
We died along the way.
The ride was long and our way was wrong
And we died along the way. Yeah, yeah!
We died along the way.

One day when I awake, you will be gone.
One day when I awake, you will be gone.
Time and time again I live this nightmare with you.
But one day when I awake, you will be gone.
You will be gone.

We died along the way.
We died along the way.
The ride was long and our way was wrong
And we died along the way. Yeah, yeah!
We died along the way.
Track Name: Mama
I looked for a way
I wanted to say
But it's like foreign words to me
There will come a day
When I will break my silence
Live up to my conscience
Then mama, I'll turn to you and ask
where have you gone on to, alas
Will I ever hear your voice in this world?

So I turn my head
Cause it could never be said
What stolen dreams I had
I give back to you
There's still some sorrow
Closure I'd borrow
But mama, you knew what I could be
There's so much that only you could see
Will I ever hear your voice in this world?

No, no, no, no, no, please no.
No, no, no, no, no, please no.

Everyone stumbles
But only I'd crumble
Nobody was there to bring me back
Where were you then?
So I cry to the walls
No one answers my calls
But mama, you're always in my heart
When the whole world has fallen apart
Will I ever hear your voice in this world?

No, no, no, no, no, please no.
No, no, no, no, no, please no.

Will I ever hear your voice again?
Track Name: Roses & Thorns
Been thinking of the rest of my days.
All of my years together with you.
Love come what may. Happy and true
And I'll take every moment with you.
And I'll kiss you through roses and thorns.
Through sharp rocks and cool grass
I'll walk to your side.
Grey hair or curled, you'll be my world
And I'll love every moment with you.

You know, you are the one that I've waited for
all of my life through today.
And now that you're here
Every day is the best it's own way
As I look to the next.

Let yours be the hand that I hold
The warmth in my heart,
through fire or through cold
Give me your hand as we grow old
And I'll give every moment to you.

I'll stay with you.
Words and deeds will not cover our needs, that is true.
But let us be full.
Do as we say and we say as we do
And we'll always be true.
Cause that face there is you
The only love that I knew.

And I'll kiss you through roses and thorns.
Through sharp rocks and cool grass
I'll walk to your side.
Grey hair or curled, you'll be my world
And I'll love every moment with you.

I know yours is the face I'll be waking to.
All of my dreams lead to you.
Together when dark turns to black
I will follow you back to horizons aglow
And the sun will rise up I know.
Track Name: Which Way The Wind Blows
Which way the wind blows.
Which way the wind blows.
I want to know which way the wind blows.

How high the sky goes.
How high the sky goes.
Tell me please how high the sky goes.

Truth is we'll never know.
Truth is we let 'em go.
And somewhere they will grow.
Which way the wind blows.
Which way the wind blows.

Where the moon goes.
Where the moon goes.
I want to follow where the moon goes.

And then the sun rose.
And then the sun rose.
I laid my head down and then the sun rose.
Track Name: Bring Me Home
Walked alone. Walked alone.
Walked a long way from home. All alone.
Far from home. Far from home.
Deep into the unknown. Far from home.

Long way to go. There's so much I'll never know.
So many roads. I don't know which one will bring me home.
Bring me home. No more days shall I roam.
Bring me home.

When I prayed, I was not afraid.
Jesus said to let it go when I prayed.
So I let it go. I let it go.
I don't worry anymore. I let it go.

Long way to run. There's so much I've never done.
So many roads. I don't know which one will bring me home.
Bring me home. No more days shall I roam.
Bring me home.

So far gone. My feet are worn down to the bone.
Keep movin' on, though I'll bitch and cry and moan.
Not a soul for miles. I'm the only one can bring me home.

Bring me home. No more days shall I roam.
Bring me home. Bring me home.
Bring me home. Not a one more day shall I roam.
Bring me home. No more days shall I roam.
Bring me home. Nevermore shall I roam.
Bring me home. Bring me home. Bring me home.