Morning Light

by Brandon Luedtke

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Over the Interstate
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Let It Rise
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New World
8.
Stay Gone
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10.
By the Light of the Moon
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12.
Soon One Morning

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The genre-blending debut album by Brandon Luedtke.

Recording in Austin, TX by Homestead Recording

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releases August 11, 2017

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Produced, engineered, recorded, mixed, & most importantly rescued from its certain demise by Eric Witthans.

Mastering by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering.

Vinyl Mastering and Lacquer Cutting by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering.

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————————Track Listing & Album Credits————————
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Side A~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1. Can’t Get Away (From the Way of the World)

Meredith Kimbrough & Jeff 'Horti' Hortillosa - Vocal Harmonies
Jeff 'Horti' Hortillosa - Lead Acoustic
Jordan Moser - Bass
Lee Zodrow - Keys
Pete 'Okie' Weiss - Mandolin

2. The Cuckoo Bird

Jordan Moser - Banjo & Mandolin
Eric Witthans - Cello

3. Over the Interstate

Pete 'Okie' Weiss - Accordion

4. Black Mountain Echoes

5. Let It Rise

Charlie Martin - Organ
Eric Witthans- Slide Guitar, Acoustic Bass
Jordan Moser - Banjo

6. One of These Days

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Side B ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

7. New World

Eric Witthans - Slide Guitar
Kevin Allen - Harp
Travis Shull - Bass

10. Stay Gone

Travis Shull - Upright Bass
Bob Hoffnar - Pedal steel
Charlie Martin - Piano
Pete ' Okie' Weiss - Accordion

9. Somethin' Evil

Kevin Allen - Harmonica
Travis Shull - Upright Bass

10. By the Light of the Moon

Pete 'Okie' Weiss - Accordion
Jeff 'Horti' Hortillosa and Meredith Kimbrough - Harmony Vocals
Jordan Moser - Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Bob Hoffnar - Pedal Steel

11. Feelin' the Feeling

12. Soon One Morning

Meredith Kimbrough - Harmony Vocals
Eric Witthans - Harmony vocal and resonator guitar


All songs written and arranged by Brandon Luedtke, except tracks 2 & 12 (traditionals) arr. by Brandon Luedtke, and with additional verses of his added.

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Track Name: Can't Get Away (from the Way of the World)
Can’t get away from the way of the world
Can’t get away from the way of the world
Give that girl your furthest twirl
‘cause you can’t get away from the way of the world

I went down to the desert alone.
I slept in the sand with my head on a stone.
I awoke to a buzzard buzzing around,
Looking to lift the dead from the ground.
I decided I’d look alive.
If I did one cartwheel, I did five.
Landed with my hand on a rattlesnake curled,
‘cause I couldn’t get away from the way of the world

Can’t get away from the way of the world
I can’t get away from the way of the world
Fall into the ocean, gonna find you a pearl
Because you can’t get away from the way of the world

I stood high on an overlook tall
Saw rocks, mud, sand, and dust all form a wall
Carried my gaze to a cactus on the ground,
And a stone crumbling down made the whole canyon sound
My quarter ran out, then everything went black.
I figured I should start making my way back.
Drove dead ahead to where the highway unfurled,
But I couldn’t get away from the way of the world

Can’t get away from the way of the world
I can’t get away from the way of the world
Try and disappear like a peppermint swirl
But you can’t get away from the way of the world

I drove myself through the night.
My road was so dark it was out of sight.
I wanted to sleep, but really wanted to awake.
I wanted the summer driving over a lake.
I thought about the sun up somewhere bright,
And a sea of pigeons there taking flight.
When the road took a toll, presidents I hurled,
‘cause I couldn’t get away from the way of the world

Can’t get away from the way of the world
I can’t get away from the way of the world
Try and disappear like a peppermint swirl
But you can’t get away from the way of the world

Can’t get away from the way of the world
Can’t get away from the way of the world
Chase that rabbit, chase that squirrel
But you can’t get away from the way of the world
Track Name: The Cuckoo Bird
The Cuckoo (Traditional)


O, the cuckoo, she’s a pretty bird
She warbles, she warbles as she flies
She never says, “cuckoo”
'til the fourth, the fourth day of July

Jack of diamonds, jack of diamonds,
I’ve known you, I’ve known you of old
You robbed my poor pockets
of their silver, their silver and their gold

I’d rather be in some dark hollow
where the sun refused to shine
where the wild birds of heaven
come to me when I’m dying

Ha-ha-ha, ha-ha-ha!
Ha, hmm-mm hmmm
hmm-mm hm hm hm

She sucks all sweet flowers
for to make her voice so clear
and she never says “cuckoo”
Til the summer, the summer is here

Give me turkey when I’m hungry
Give me whiskey, give me whiskey when I’m dry
Pretty women standing around me
Sweet heaven when I die

Ah, the cuckoo, she’s a pretty bird
She warbles, she warbles as she flies
She never says, “cuckoo”
til the fourth, the fourth day of July
Track Name: Black Mountain Echoes
Into that golden morning
Stars still burning
I’m returning
Where the moon still whispers
Through the thistles
In sweet yearning

I will see you there
The wind drying your hair
The fairest of the fair

Through this majestic moonlight
I am guided
Far and away
I will take the straight road
Through the darkness
To find the day

Take heed western wind
Bring me back again
To the innocence I spent

Inside that misty garden
I will hear you
Calling my name
Confined by fatal flowers
I’ll find you
among them the same

Your roots running deep
I’ll pray your soul to keep
Long before I try to sleep

Under those branches twisted
You’ll be lifted
Up with the dew
Then the barren mountain
I’ll abandon
For to find you

And if the fog breaks
I’ll pray my soul to take
And see you when I awake
Track Name: One of These Days
One of these days and it won’t be long
I’m gonna lay my burdens down
One of these days I’ll be singing this song
When I stroll into town
When all of the people and places and things I see
Matter a lot, but don’t mean much to me
When I’m really feeling hopeless then I’m not probably
I’m just waiting for one these days

One of these days and I can’t say when
I’m gonna let all freedom ring
One of these days every now and then
I’m gonna think of all the in-betweens
All of those ins-and-outs of what was to be
What they had to do with you and what they had to do with me
I’ll laugh ‘em all into the bottom of the deep blue sea
They won’t matter come one of these days

One of these days and I can’t say how
I’m gonna wrap my arms around the sun
One of these days soon approaching the now
I’m gonna shoot the moon with my gun
And on the next day, I’ll do each differently
Just to make up for what had to be
Until they both begin seeing eye-to-eye with me
I’ll be waiting for one of these days
Track Name: Somethin' Evil
Somebody did something evil
Who would do it again if they could
Thought the fire would rise so high
They'd never need to be understood

Thought they could roll him down in a ditch
Out beside some old railroad tracks
Thought they could lay him out in a ditch
Out beside some old railroad track
They must’ve looked all around them
Then tried never to look back

The police will be a coming
along with that morning light
Everybody but the guilty
Will wish that they’re far out of sight
The police will be a coming
Along with that old, morning light
Everybody but one person, maybe more
will wish they’re far out of sight

Somebody did something evil
Who’d do it again if they could
Somebody did something evil
Who would do it again if they could
Thought the fire would rise so high,
They’d never need to be understood
Track Name: Feelin' the Feeling
I’m feeling the feeling again
Been numb since I don’t know when
Now it’s coming back, feels like a long-lost friend
Well, I’m feeling the feeling again
Standing on my own two feet
Remembering when life was big and sweet
Will leave you to forget, it can get better yet
And let yourself get beat

I’m sick of being sick of myself
I’m making myself sick wanting someone else
Got somebody else, soon wanted some new someone else
Made me sick of everyone else

I’m feeling the feeling again
I’m feeling the feeling again
I’m feeling the feeling again
Waiting for my life to begin

I’m scared of being unafraid
Frightened to lead the life I’ve made
But my debts are suppressed, got my dues all paid
Now I’m done and I’m unafraid

It’s so sad not feeling so good
Makes me so mad being misunderstood
Well I feel glad now when you feel good
You brighten up my neighborhood

Well, I’m feeling the feeling again
Feeling it again!
It’s coming back like a long-lost friend
I’m feeling the feeling again.