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Lay it on the Line

by Jimmy Cowan

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Written by Jimmy Cowan


Lay it On the Line

What is life and what is death
Make the most of every breath
Cause life is one big waste of time
If you don’t lay it on the line

You work the wheel for the mortgage man
You pay with your blood as best you can
But the balance always stays the same
Behind the gates of fear and the wall of pain

So lay it on the line

I met a wolf in a darkened wood
He said drink this down if you know what’s good
I’ll sell you a gallon for a three-dollar bill
Toast to the devil and never get your fill

Unless you lay it on the line

Bathe in the pink of your mother’s milk
Soon you’ll lie in a bed of wood and silk
And just around the bend of bay
Live our precious dreams of yesterday

Oh the ocean she does call to me
Like a warm magnetic mystery
When my time comes it’s you I’ll find
And we’ll swim those waters one more time

And we’ll lay it on the line


released December 15, 2020
Jimmy Cowan: lead vocal, tambourine, hand claps
Chris Brennan: drums, shakers
Jack Bashwiner: bass, backing vocals, triangle, hand claps
Steve Runyon: piano
Bill Karcher: rhythm and lead guitar
Matt Sullivan: backing vocal arrangement, backing vocals, bongos, primal scream, hand claps
Gerry Griffin: backing vocals, hand claps

Recorded, mixed, and produced by Gerry Griffin at Temple of Tuneage, Verona, NJ


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