Morning Light

by Brandon Luedtke

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The genre-blending debut album by Brandon Luedtke.

Recorded in Austin, TX by Homestead Recording / Mockingbird Studio

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released 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

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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: Over the Interstate
Sun’s going down over the interstate
I’m following a tall truck
With oranges pouring out of their crates
And rolling until they get stuck

If I get through Williamson County
Without getting out of my car
Then I’ll be back where it is sunny
Before heading wherever you are

Headlights flashing at every turn
And I hope they find their way
Some roads will wind when you find the right kind
Others for hours shoot straight

When the first winds of winter come and rattle my bones
I’ll stand under the same sun
Watch your curly brown hair blow from here to there
and then back like it never happened

Tomorrow I’ll wake at the end of the day
And be right where I am
Some foreign place not far from home
I’ll never return to again

There’s places to go along the road
I’ll never get to see
And some things I do when I do come through
I’ll forget totally

Sun’s going down over the interstate
I’m following a tall truck
With oranges pouring out of their crates
And rolling until they get stuck
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: Let It Rise
Let it rise in heaven, let it shine for me
Hope the sun in the skies finds its beam
Chirrup like a meadowlark, level out my devil’s dark
I’m dying high in heaven for me

As I walk that wet valley, I feel so hopeless and all alone
Hearing the calls of wild dogs in the night
Their howling aggravates my soul, but I’ll exhibit self-control
Keep pressing on until that morning light

Let it rise in heaven, let it shine for me
Hope the sun in the skies finds its beam
Chirrup like a meadowlark and level out my devil’s dark
I’m dying high in heaven for me

Have you gotten your tickets? She’s fast as a fire from below
Coming uphill to take us, I can hear her now!
She’ll reach the end of the bend before tonight. She’s holding fast now to the right
My footsteps may roam but then I’ll hit the platform and go

Let it rise in heaven, let it shine for me
Hope the sun in the skies finds its beam
Chirrup like a meadowlark and level out my devil’s dark
I’m dying high in heaven all for me
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: New World
(written in 2014)

This old planet’s bruised, and beat down—it is fast & tired too.
Hungry, spoiling, thirsty, drowning and mostly blue
Loud and trying to listen, take it from me to you
It knows most every answer, but acts like it has no clue

But there’s a new world a comin in the mail
If you asked me about it, I’d tell you, “I can tell”
So be a friend and a neighbor and do us all a favor,
And we’ll live better in this one until

The suicide bombers by themselves will self-destruct
Migrant workers coming in aren’t gonna need good luck
Mankind’s gonna love each other, everybody’s gonna love us back
We’ll all work hard together for to keep us on this track

The people on this planet are the power and the voice
We’ll have to use both of those to choose we have a choice
Nothing is too sacred to rethink its every thought
So we can dream most any dream and fight what should be fought

'Cause there’s a new world a comin in the mail
If you asked me about it, I’d tell you, “I can tell”
So be a friend and a neighbor and do us all a favor,
And we’ll live better in this one until

The people in this country should be feared along with God
A person has one voice and one heart beating with blood
No one’s to big to fail, those lose who sometimes win
and the ones down at the bottom we should help pick up again

If anyone should ask you, “Who composed this song?”
Tell them it was me and I sing it all day long
Tell them it’s too short and tell them too long
Tell them it’s the truth that it could be all wrong

...but there’s a new world a comin in the mail
If you asked me about it, I’d tell you, “I can tell”
So be a friend and a neighbor and do us all a favor!
We’ll live better in this one until.
Track Name: Stay Gone
Went up north, fell back down south
I never learned to shut my mouth
I’d talk you in then walk you out
But I never learned to shut my mouth

Met a yellow rose with earthen hair
she looked good most anywhere
always kept my heart one step
behind the rest, then I just left
I just should’ve been gone much quicker if anything

If all the folks in Adam’s race
Were gathered together in one place
In time they’d decide face-to-face
It’d feel nice to fill the space

Then tongues a-blazing, new leaves turning
feet a-stomping, cities burning
You will find a quivering fire
The meek will stand still and admire
But the flame will sink and be gone one day

Pent-up creeks and winding streams
Everything is as it seems
Gray wolves howl and barn owls scream
Nightmares seep into sweet dreams

You can’t catch lightning in a bottle twice
Thunder rolls over melting ice
The seas all get filled to the brim
you must leave it’s you or them
All who’d give themselves for you are gone

Violet sky then turned to gray
When winter came and froze the day
The sky was violet, blue, then gray
Winter came and froze the day

My yellow rose was then lost
When there came the killing frost
I had to cross over the hill
Tried to stay, couldn’t stay still
I just should’ve been gone much quicker if anything
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: By the Light of the Moon
I’ll be a-waiting by the light of the moon
I know the sight of you will be here soon
’Til then I’ll catch up on sleep, close my eyes and count sheep
And keep waiting by the light of the moon

Though you’re gone, I know you’ll be back soon
And you’ll arrive just like a monsoon
Through the tide’s ebb and flow, in my boat I will row
And be waiting by the light of the moon

When looking for you I don’t know what to do
You got me spinnin in circles and that’s true
So I will have to look up, say “Big dipper, fill my cup”
Let the lighthouse shine upon you
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.
Track Name: Soon One Morning
Soon one morning death come creeping in the room
Oh lord, oh lord, what shall I do?

I ain’t gonna die, I'm just gonna sleep it away
Oh lord, oh lord, what shall I do?

Well hush, oh hush, somebody’s calling me
Oh lord, oh lord, what shall I do?

I saw the light, didn’t have to look so far
Oh lord, oh lord, what shall I do?

Soon one morning death come creeping in the room
Oh lord, oh lord, what shall I do?