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released February 10, 2015

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The Grave Jinglers Oyster Bay, New York

"The Wild West of Rock"

The Grave Jinglers are a rock band based in the New York City area. The group is powered by frontman Doc Reinhart, an ex-medical doctor turned musician. He labels the project’s unique blend of Rock, Western, and Country as “The Wild West of Rock” not only to describe the sound, but as an attempt to indicate the unrestricted and unchartered nature of the music. ... more

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Track Name: When I Shut the Door
I tamed a wild bull and all with a whistle from my lips
I healed a little kid and all with a drink of just two sips
But she wanted more and she hit me with a stone

I sat there by the doorstep singing sweet and endlessly
But lost to some wicked greed cause she chose it willingly
And I wondered why cause the gift was just a stone
Now please, oh please
Maybe you can’t see
But she loved me more, yeah more, oh . . . When I Shut the Door

She heard I stole a woman’s soul and I left her on the steps
Then left the poor and troubled minds lonely and unblessed
And that got her high and she came back to the porch
And from the floor she begged to give her more
Now please, oh please
Maybe you can’t see
But she loved me more, yeah more . . . When I Shut the Door

Oh, I may have cared a little much
But what’s the point of my time?
Could you be too kind?
But I said no more
Walked out the door
And that voice it made me sure . . .

Now please, oh please
Maybe you can’t see
But I loved her more, yeah more . . . When I Shut the Door
Now please, oh please
Maybe you can’t see
But I Loved Her More, yeah more . . . When I Shut the Door
Now you gotta’ believe (you got, got to believe)
She loved me more . . . When I Shut the Door
Track Name: The Open Road
Luanne was going through some stuff
She found a heart and would say enough

To keep it reading the changing lines
Of someone else’s mind
We planned a trip to the promised land
We drew pictures in the sand
But my love took a turn
Turns out I went there alone

I never knew
Never knew my lonesome friend
Just thought it would go some other way
Maybe I was never shown
But looking back, The Open Road
It’s the only road that I’ve ever known

I wrote a page in la bonna vie
Near a stranger in the sheets
But when I looked through the book one day
There was nothing but an empty page
Then I went to the desert sun
I met a man who said he’s the one
That I’m looking for
Now I search no more

I never knew
Never knew, my lonesome friend
Just thought it would go some other way
Maybe I was never shown
But looking back, The Open Road
It’s the only road that I’ve ever known

A little twisted up and lost
My thoughts were overthrown
Some price to pay for some unknown
I guess we’re out riding by ourselves
Just a while 'til we learn to be ok
Living wild and free

I never knew
Never knew, my lonesome friend
Just thought it would go some other way
Maybe I was never shown
But looking back, The Open Road
It’s the only road that I’ve ever known
It's the only road that I've ever known
It's the only road that I've ever known
Track Name: Doo Wop in the Restroom
Well I sat down on the can
Tried to get away from all that I didn’t need
But to feel I wasn’t alone
In the barber shop, in the mall, or on the phone
It was the business man with a jam
They had bottled Joel and standardized his flow
And when they petrified his soul
They took his dough and sent it down the bowl
And I was horrified . . .

Now there’s DOO WOP in the Restroom
They sang that DOO WOP in the Restroom
And they’d say what’s new, what’s good for you

Then I sat down at the desk
They were poppin’ up and dancing wild and free
Now I knew that it may be that I’m seeing things
But it all got very, very, very strange
So I went to check the mail
They were the only ones to send me a letter
And they knew just what I’d want to get me high
They acted like my friends and I wondered why
And I was horrified . . .

Now there’s DOO WOP in the Restroom
They sang that DOO WOP in the Restroom
And they’d say what’s new, what’s good for you

Doooo Whaaa Ooooo Whaaaa Oooooh
Ohhh Wah Ohhh Wah Oooooh
What’s new? What’s cool? What’s used? What’s you?
And they’d flush
And they’d growl
And they’d whine
And they’d howl
And they’d crush
And they’d blow
And they’d smoke
And they’d grow

Now there’s DOO WOP in the RESTROOM
They sang that DOO WOP in the RESTROOM
And they’d say what’s new, what’s good for you
Gonna get you something that's fine
And they’d say what’s new, what’s good for you
Track Name: No Hold on Me
Well they used to tie me down
So very low
Like a dog
Now I say what’s changed
When ya’ need that bone to live?
Yeah, I heard your rights
And how you’re fighting to be free

But hear what I say . . . . . you ain’t got No Hold On Me

You might force a hound
To run around
In your little box
You might make the ones
Who serve you bow
To your lucky dime
But I’m not down and I’m not high enough
Cause it’s all the same
And if that’s the price to be called the man, well then I’ll have no name . . .

But I’ll have no dead, no dead-fuckin'-line
I ain’t got no need, no need for luxury
So hear what I say . . . . . you ain’t got No Hold On Me
Hear what I say . . . you ain’t got No Hold On Me

Well it’s late, cause I was born and didn’t ask to bleed
I can’t part the seas, oh no and I don’t hold no penalties

But hear what I say . . . you ain’t got No Hold On Me
Ya’ hear what I say . . . you ain’t got No Hold On Me
Track Name: By the Blue Lake
He watched the sky in troubled times
It said be the change in mind and you will find
They have a song, they have a way, they have a place
Where they spoke his every word, but lost his name
By the blue
By the Blue Lake
In the cool shade

The shadow counted change and thoughts and took to flight
Committing none to one, but for a night
Though trips to bars, well they offered what they could
It just seemed to foster hatred and seemed it should
By the blue
By the Blue Lake
In the cool shade
I heard a song By the Blue Lake
In the cool shade

ooooooo, ooooooo, ooooooo

Now the field is wide and their bones all rest
With their heads in line
And as the fires rise, won’t the dead decide or will they try
And as the years go by, won’t the lord divide your tears
From mine?

He left his home and headed west
It seemed the only place a wanderer could go
He wondered if the path was best and what for the good?
But settled on a smile just like he should . . .
By the blue
By the Blue Lake
In the cool shade
I heard a song By the Blue Lake
In the cool shade
In the cool shade
In the cool shade
In the cool shade
Track Name: Smoke in the Rearview Mirror
We met on the side of the road
He was down on his luck so I gave him a home
He would ride on my horse and he’d whistle a tune
He’d laugh about god and defy the rules
He thought he would live
He thought he’d be free

And he said “whoa, settle down” and the law said no, it’s alright
“Woah hey!!! . . . no, it’s alright"
I shot him down, down
Don’t say his name cause he’s just Smoke in the Rearview Mir'

Then I asked him for the truth. He just laughed and played.
Promises he made, were always miles away
One day he broke the door and he got on the phone
To pull some strings when he felt alone
He thought he would live
He thought he’d be more

And he said “whoa, settle down” and the law said no, it’s alright
“Woah hey!!! . . . no, it’s alright"
I shot him down, down
Don’t say his name cause he’s just Smoke in the Rearview Mir'

So I offered my pride and my truths I’d share
But he cursed and tore, and he said it’s all fair
Ya’ got somethin’ ya’ need now, ya' jacked up pile of bones
Well you can talk to the father while you’re stone motherlovin’ cold

And he said “whoa, settle down” and the law said no, it’s alright
“Woah hey!!! . . . no, it’s alright"
I shot him down, down
Don’t say his name cause he’s just Smoke in the Rearview Mir'
Track Name: San Fran Delta Man
Well he’s riding your tail in his truck on the road
While he talks of a future plan
Gonna mess you up
Take a hold of your mind but first, he’s claimin’ the lane
He may curse the town, then burn it down
And then leave without a trace
But when he’s on the ground
Just keep him down or he’ll wreck ya’ next day

He’s the San Fran Delta Man
Real real bad, but so very sad
San Fran Delta Man
Confetti dreams in a delta scene

Now don’t think the jerk don’t wear a skirt
And don’t prance around the halls
'Til the spotlight sets like the sun in the club
And the world is all appalled
She’ll be near by with her chin up high
And then winkin’ at another guy
Then sayin’ it’s dirty in the limousine
When it sure looks mighty clean

She’s the San Fran Delta Man
Real real bad, but so very sad
San Fran Delta Man
Confetti dreams in a delta scene

Well he’d whisper the blues 'bout nothing and everything
But his trip was long and his paradise was a scene from a magazine
And about his love which he said was strong
Ain’t a man would get in the way
He’d flash smokin’ guns at the fireside
And make threats to keep em’ away

He’s the San Fran Delta Man
Real real bad, but so very sad
San Fran Delta Man
Confetti dreams in a delta scene
With his hands in the air and he just don’t care
San Fran Delta Man
Confetti dreams in a delta scene
Track Name: Reign of the West
I move with long black clouds on the horizon
Where tombstones have claimed your rebel boys
And paved my road
With my time, I breed enemies just to tear them down
And I’m here to bring trouble to your mind and in your soul
Cause I’m the Reign of the West
I hold magic dust and I don’t rest
I breed fame like a hurricane
With six names for my six game

I’m on a roll, on a roll, on a roll
The black crow only knows, only knows
That the devil took my home, took my home
Yeah, but he knows that I’m gonna return

When she moves all the flowers bloom in fiery red
But she’s made of disarray and her gods out of gold
Where once there was a song for the rain, now it’s only “me”
I hold the breath of the seas and rule the range
Cause I’m the Reign of the West
I hold magic dust and I don’t rest
I breed fame like a hurricane
With six names for my six game

I’m on a roll, on a roll, on a roll
The black crow only knows, only knows
That the devil took my home, took my home
Yeah, but he knows that I’m gonna return

It’s been a long way down
For what I’ve found, oooooo ooo
And it feels so good
You can’t stop me now, you won’t stop me now

I’m on a roll, on a roll, on a roll
The black crow only knows, only knows
That the devil took my home, took my home
Yeah, but he knows that I’m gonna return
I’m on a roll, on a roll, on a roll
I’m on a roll, on a roll, on a roll
I’m on a roll, on a roll, on a roll
You won’t bring me down
Track Name: Country Club Road
Take the late night train on the party line
For a good laugh and a good ol’ time
Then take a stance on the brink of fame
And fall in love when he talks that way

Where everything’s cool on a Country Club Rd.
Where it’s all fine and it’s all good

12 years gone by, it don’t look the same
Now Jessie’s girl went and changed her name
She’s looking outside for a better place
A better car and a better face

Where everything’s cool on a Country Club Rd.
Where it’s all fine and it’s all good

Where the lights always green and skies are blue
Daddy’s always nice and his bride brand new
You say you’re livin’ a dream face down on a bar,
Just another drink will make you a star

Where the lights always green and skies are blue
Daddy’s always nice and his bride brand new
You say you’re livin’ a dream face down on a bar,
Just another drink will make you a star

Everything’s cool on Country Club Rd.
Til’ your back from school and the curtains are groovin’
Everything’s cool on Country Club Rd.
Where it’s all fine and it’s all good
Track Name: I Fought the Law
A breakin' rocks in the hot sun
I Fought the Law and the law won
I Fought the Law and the law won

I needed money cause I had none
I Fought the Law and the law won
I Fought the Law and the law won

I left my girl and it feels so bad
I guess my race is run
Well she's the best girl that I'd ever had
I Fought the Law and the law won
I Fought the Law and the law won

Robbing strangers with a six gun
I Fought the Law and the law won
I Fought the Law and the law won

I miss my girl and the good fun
I Fought the Law and the law won
I Fought the Law and the law won

I left my girl and it feels so bad
I guess my race is run
Well she's the best girl that I'd ever had
I Fought the Law and the law won
I Fought the Law and the law won
Track Name: I'll Turn the Light Out for You
When you said you were lost I was a candle and a flame
Now I’m all out of rhyme and all out of pain
Now I’m used to holding out for things
That nobody thought were true
But if it’s all that I can do . . .
I’ll Turn the Light Out for You

I never wanted more than to see you truly smile
But just for a minute of time
You’d make me walk for miles and miles
Then you’d spend all your nights messin' 'round
With any other fool
So if it’s all you want me to . . .
I’ll Turn the Light Out for You

Then you tried to take my money. Oh, but thats ok
While you’d tell me all the things we’re gonna do
Together, oh some special day
Now I’m trying to find the answers why Santa never came

I’ll always wonder why you’d take all of your time
To try to paint a picture of yourself there in my mind
Now you say the one I love, we’ll she never was true

So if it’s all that I can do . . .
I’ll Turn the Light Out for You
And if it’s all you want me to . . .
I’ll Turn the Light Out for You