Nothing Left But Hope

by Delta Twins

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Recorded live at the Blue Goose Inn
in St. Clair Shores Michigan on
Fri May 23, 2014 and Sat May 24, 2014.

Additional recording, mixing, and mastering at
Sky’s The Limit Studios in Farmington Hills, MI
and Sky’s The Limit Mobile in Dallas, TX
©2014 Crosswaves Music.

All rights reserved.
Unauthorized reproduction is OK
until we land a big record deal.

For more info see www.DeltaTwins.com.

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released September 19, 2014

Delta Twins are:
Bob Young (vocals, keys, blues harp, guitar, effects)
Tom Kozanecki (lead & rhythm guitar)

Backed by our awesome friends:
Jake Burdock (lead guitar, vocals)
Leland McCann (drums)
Mike Nagy (bass guitar 1,2,3,5,7,11)
Josh Young (bass guitar 4,6,8,9,10,12)

All lyrics by Bob Young
All music by Bob Young except
^by Bob Young, Jake Burdock
*by Bob Young, Leland McCann, Mike Nagy

Produced & arranged by Delta Twins
Engineered by Bob Young & Jake Burdock.
Design & layout by Spencer High
Cover photo by Natural Lance Photography
at The Strand Concert Theater, Fremont, OH.

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"Deep Blues for the Soul." Sounds like Bill Withers & Joe Bonamassa at Sons of Anarchy. Old school mixed with modern. Classic covers mixed with outstanding originals.

Nominated for the 2012 Detroit Music Awards "Outstanding Blues Artist", their award-winning music hits you at your core, sounding familiar yet unique at the same time.
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Track Name: Just A Hunch
I might be the flash-bang at your party
I might be the piss in your punch
I might be acid rain on your parade
Oh… it's just a hunch

if I used... to care... how you'd take me
those days.. are o..ver now
if I used.. to dare. you to break me
no, you don't know how.....

I might be the pebble in your sneaker
I might be the sneeze in your brunch
I might be the doorbell ringing in the night
Oh… it's just a hunch

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
I never asked for this, You never asked for this,
we never asked for this.
I never asked for this, You never asked for this,
we never asked for this.
Is it a gift amiss?

I might be the rip in your tuxedo
I might be the bad one in your bunch
I might be the tremor in your waking eye
Oh… It's just a hunch (that’s all)

CHORUS > BRIDGE (no vox)
Track Name: It Won't Be Long
It won't be long (it won't be long)
until I'm feeling no pain (it won't be long)
It won't be long (it won't be long)
until I'm feeling no pain (no, it won't be long)
A little help from my friends (just a little help)
I'll be happy again


Yesterday was hard, I couldn't break a smile
Yesterday was so hard, couldn't even fake a smile
Tonight my friends are around me and life is worthwhile

CHORUS

Sometimes it gets so dark, don't know how I'll survive
Yeah, it gets so dark, I don't believe I'll survive
but the light of my friends keeps my flame alive

CHORUS
JAM

If you're down and out, don't know what you should do
If you're down and out, and you don’t have a clue
Call a friend or two (or three or four) – you know they’ll see you through

And it won't be long (it won't be long)
until you're feeling no pain (it won't be long)
It won't be long (it won't be long)
until you're feeling no pain (no, it won't be long)
A little help from your friends (just a little help)
You'll be happy again

CHORUS
Track Name: Boondoggle
They said I had to stay... another day
No, I couldn't go, oh
They said I had to wait... participate
Smile for the dough, oh

I've never seen that face before...
I should be walking out the door...

Boondoggle - out of my mind
Boondoggle - waste of my time
Boondoggle - how could I know?
Call my wife, pause my life - on with the show.

Sometimes the price you pay... to live this way
Costs more than your deep...sleep
This coastal episode... is getting old
It makes me feel cheap...you creep!

I'll never see that face again...
Don't try to call me friend (it's just a...)

CHORUS
JAM ON RIFF > break it down

BRIDGE: (Jake phase shifter, picked)
I'll tell you what I'm gonna do...
Hijack a plane and leave this zoo...
I got a better place to be...
You want a slave? Don't even think about me (and your)

CHORUS

Boondoggle - out of my mind
Boondoggle - wasting my time
Boondoggle - I should've known
Here's my phone, I'm headed home, leave me alone.
Track Name: Arrow (2014)
Sometimes you look through me, it's like an arrow through my heart
Sometimes you look through me, it's like an arrow through my heart
oh, you love me so much, I feel it so deep
you let that arrow fly - I'm yours to keep.

Sometimes you look through me, it's like an arrow through my soul
Sometimes you look through me, it's like an arrow through my soul
oh, you know me so well, you see right through
you don't deserve me, I don't deserve you

Sometimes you look through me, it's like an arrow through my mind
Sometimes you look through me, it's like an arrow through my mind
you expose my secrets but I must admit
though it hurts like hell, I probably need it...

Sometimes you look through me, it's like an arrow through my mind,
it's like an arrow through my soul, it's like an arrow through my heart
I used to think it bad, but I've come to find
when I surrender control that's when the good things start.
Track Name: Fool For You
I'll be a fool for you - anything to see you smile
I'll be a fool for you - anything to see you smile
They may stare, I don't care - you make living worthwhile

When I lost you - my world came to an end
When I lost you - my whole world came to an end
Nothing nobody could say - couldn't make `em comprehend

Deep in the pit of my heart felt like an anchor sinking down
Deep in the pit of my heart felt like an anchor sinking down
Pulled below the undertow - knew I was gonna drown

JAM on VERSE

I cried out loud - it was my final choice
I cried out loud - it was my final choice
thought all hope was gone, gone – but somehow you heard my voice
and you reached out and you rescued me…

So I'll be a fool for you - anything to see you smile
I'll be a fool for you - anything to see you smile
They may stare, I don't care - you make living worthwhile
Track Name: Police State Blues
Baby and I were cruising 'bout a quarter to one
when some badge at a checkpoint leveled a gun
He said, "You been drinking?", I shook my head no
He took a long, long look, said, "You're free to go"
I said, "I was free already 'til you trampled my rights –
There's no probable cause, didn't break laws..." I sped off in the night.

Saw a woman on TV - don't know what she was on
She and her little girl tried to drive the White House lawn
You'd think they'd give her the white coat and a padded little room
but no, she got a bullet in the back and a Jane Doe tomb
Hey, I was born here, I didn't have a choice
I got the police state blues (but I'm afraid to raise my voice)
TOM SOLO

I know it takes bravery to patrol these crazy streets
I get impatience, but not someone who beats
an unarmed civilian ‘cause he didn't toe the line
throws him in a cell, extorting a fine
There used to be time for questions, now there's no time to lose
There’s no "Protect and serve" with the police state blues.
JAKE SOLO

Forget Ruby Ridge or the Boston Marathon
or 9/11 or Waco or something else that's come and gone wrong
Fading out like nightmare that comes back next time you sleep
"Nothing to see here, move along, don't you think too deep"
You may have been born here, and if you're feeling confused
About the way things change - it's just the police state blues.

Hell yeah, I was born here - it was never mine to choose
Without probable cause you don't break laws - you get the police state blues.
Track Name: Three Is A Crowd
Like that coupé in the driveway, like that see-saw in the park
some things are only made for two
I got some scheming on my mind - it's booked for after dark
and the only invitation goes to you
And when the music starts to play you'll only be a touch away...

He's not welcome, no, she's not welcome, no
only you and I allowed
you know what they say - a couple can play
but three, yeah, three is a crowd.

I'm not looking for a trio - this tango's just for two
I don't care how many others fantasize
it's no glassy menagerie, it's as private as can be
we'll close the curtains to their prying eyes
and when ol’ Luther starts to play you'll only be a touch away...

CHORUS

One is the loneliest number, Two’s a party, Three is a crowd.
Track Name: Perfect Man (2014)
I'm not a perfect man - never said I was
But I try to do right by my friends just because
That's why it hurts so bad when they wrongly accuse
it's enough to give a nice guy the blues

I'm not a perfect man - never gonna be
You're not a perfect woman, but you're the one for me
But sometimes your words kill me baby, they leave me so confused
it's enough to give a nice guy the blues

Baby you can rip my world apart with just one glare
leave this old heart sinking deep, deep in despair
But don't leave me girl in need of repair
you can heal my soul with a touch as light as air

I'm not a perfect man - never will aspire
I'm just here to give my all and try to lift you higher
but if you fold your arms and shake your head to refuse
it's enough to give a nice guy the blues

Brothers, sisters - we can change the world if we just care
Show this lonely boy he's not all alone out there
Come on raise your hands, raise `em high in the air
none of us are perfect (3x), but we all got love to spare (4 beats)

I'm not a perfect man - never gonna be
You're not perfect either, can we agree?
But if we don't do our part the whole world is gonna lose
and that's enough to give a nice guy…. the blues.
Track Name: Don't Worry `Bout Your Blues
Don’t you worry……..! No, don’t worry…….!

Don't worry `bout your blues - Slip on your dancing shoes
Shake it real loose - Don't worry `bout your blues.
If tomorrow does arrive At least you survived
So whatcha got to lose? Ah, don't worry `bout your blues.

So it did't go to plan, but you gotta understand
you gotta be the man… do the best you can
So she rocked your world - you still can show that girl
give it a whirl… and dance, dance, dance -

CHORUS

Pick up your head - no, you ain't dead.
you hear what I said? You're still HERE.
You've got tonight, maybe in the morning light
everything will be alright, crystal clear

BRIDGE:
Stop talking to the mirror, Crying in your beer
Worrying the night away
Quit grinding your gears, Drowning in your fear
Hear what I have to say -

CHORUS > BRIDGE > SOLO ON VERSE

CHORUS (drums & bass only)
CHORUS (full band)

So whatcha got to lose? Ah, don't worry `bout your blues.
So whatcha got to lose?
Don't worry `bout your blues.
Track Name: Better Than One
When I fall down, you pick me right up
When I'm thirsty, you share your cup
When you need a hand, I'm always there for you
‘cause give and take always takes two.

When you want to get things done, When you want to get things done
When you want to get things done, When you want to get things done

Two are better than one, Two are better than one
Two are better than one, Two are better than one

Take two strings, twist `em together
Harder to break, functions better
Take two minds and a common goal
Sum of the parts is less than the whole

CHORUS
JAM on VERSE

I gotta know - so tell me true
With all this work - can I count on you?
I can’t do it alone… You’re gonna see
We can get it done… you can count on me

CHORUS

Two are better than one, Two are better than one…
Track Name: Staring Midnight
Illuminated… by an LCD
All the white noise… makes it hard to see
Waiting for the muse… to sing to me
anything… she wants this to be

I'm staring midnight right in the eye
I wish babe, I wish – wish I could tell you why...
but I won't.

Invigorated… by a steady stream
words and melody… I touch like a dream
look in the window – a reflected gleam
things aren’t always… what they seem

CHORUS

Only two more minutes… left to go
clock is ticking, but it sounds slow
fooled myself again – what do you know?
I got this one last line, at least it’s something to show

for staring midnight right in the eye
I wish babe, I wish – wish I could tell you why...
But I won’t.
Track Name: In Detroit
You're only gonna lose your cash in Nashville
They won't give you the time of day in L.A.
Your dreams will only be history in NYC
Why don't you just stay here and play?

You'd waste even an evening in Cleveland
They'd make you look silly in Philly, PA
You'll never recoup your costs in Boston
Why don't you just stay here and play?

In Detroit... you still have a home
In Detroit... the river keeps on flowing
In Detroit... there's nothing left but hope
In Detroit... you best get going...`cause the best get gone

You'll never win the battle in Seattle
You'll only get burnt in Orlando, FLA
There's nothing new to see in Memphis, Tennessee
Why don't you just stay here and play?

You're just gonna get lost in Austin
There's no golden gate waiting at the Frisco Bay
you know you got no home in Sweet Chicago
Why don't you just stay here and play?

CHORUS

You're never gonna make the scene in New Orleans
Las Vegas will just strip and spit you away
There's only misery in St. Louie and KC
Why don't you just stay here and play?

CHORUS

JAM endlessly