The Highway and The Moon

by The Heavy Set

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1.
I ain’t gonna wait for the deal to go down I ain’t never been one to sit around I got the rhythm, I got the blues She got nothing left to lose I want her to do to me what I done to her I want a broken heart I want a broken heart I want you to take it in your hands And tear it apart Something to make me feel more alive Have you ever waited for the deal to go down Then you know why I don’t like to sit around She got the rhythm, She got the blues I got nothing left to lose I want her to do to me what I done to her I want a broken heart I want a broken heart I want you to take it in your hands And tear it apart Something to make me feel more alive I want a broken heart I want a broken heart I want you to take it in your hands And tear it apart Something to make me feel more alive
2.
I’ve forgotten everything you told me I’ve forgotten everything you told me I’ve forgotten all the times you’d hold me I’ve got a mind, it’s littered with melodies I’ve got no time, no patience, and no memory I’ve got nothing to show for all my trials I’ve got nothing to show for all my trials You’ve got nothing for me but crooked smiles I’ve got a mind, it’s littered with melodies I’ve got no time, no patience, and no memory I’ve forgotten everything you told me I’ve forgotten everything you told me I’ve forgotten everything you told me
3.
I’ve been running 'round Through this lonesome town Kissed the alley floor And I’ve come back for more Have you any shame? Make me play the game Think about the ways To make you know my name Guess I’ll let it go Forever John Doe I’m a passerby I don’t catch your eye Might be tears in mine Wait for them to dry Then have another go Forever John Doe John Doe Forever John Doe
4.
You feel it with your friends You breathe it in the air You see it ‘round the neighborhood It’s more than I can bear I’m standing at the edge I’m staring at the ground I’m looking the fall right in the face I feel a change of heart on the way down Every time I think about leaving Every time I think about leaving Every time I think about leaving You flash me that smile And I stay for a while Yeah I stay for a little while They say give it one more day They say this too shall pass The heart can blind you to the signs Of the future and the past I’m standing at the edge I’m staring down at the ground I’m looking the fall right in its face I feel a change of heart on the way down Every time I think about leaving Every time I think about leaving Every time I think about leaving You flash me that smile And I stay for a while Yeah I stay for a little while Every time I think about leaving Every time I think about leaving Every time I think about leaving You flash me that smile And I stay for a while Yeah I stay for a little while Every time I think about leaving
5.
Cuttin’ my teeth, cuttin’ my gums Livin' my life and still trying to have fun The old routine is wearing thin Livin’ on the edge of grace and sin It all comes down to money They say it don’t grow on trees I used to think that was funny But now it’s killin’ me Payin’ my dues and circling round Dollar for dollar, pound for pound Keep it loose, trying to keep it tight One of these days I’m gonna get it right One of these days I’m gonna get it right It all comes down to money They say it don’t grow on trees I used to think that was funny But now it’s killin’ me I never can get on top I never can get ahead They say it’s gonna be that way 'Til I’m dead I better get it through my head It all comes down to money They say it don’t grow on trees I used to think that was funny But now it’s killin’ me I never can get on top I never can get ahead Some say it’s gonna be that way ’Til I’m dead I better get it through my head There’s only one way out of this world And it ain’t alive There’s only one way out of this world And it ain’t alive There’s only one way out of this world And it ain’t alive Gonna live a life that I can be proud of when I die
6.
04:09
Without the blood Without the pain It’s been too long And I still feel the same Without the spike Without the nail I’m building something That ain’t never gonna fail Raise up my hammer Gonna let it drop on down Well maybe next week I’ll come back around Without the spike Without the nail I’m building something That ain’t never gonna fail That ain’t never gonna fail The world is cruel You know, she wears a mean old face And I still haven’t found nobody That’s ever gonna take my place Without the spike Without the nail I’m building something That ain’t never gonna fail Gonna build it high May take me years to get going It’s not the first time I’ve tried To get to a heaven of my own Heaven of my own (heaven of my own) Heaven of my own (heaven of my own) Heaven of my own (heaven of my own) Heaven of my own (heaven of my own) Without the spike Without the nail I’m building something That ain’t never gonna fail That ain’t never gonna fail That ain’t never gonna fail That ain’t never gonna fail
7.
05:04
Shivering, she walks through the alleyway Bitter cold numbs her fingers and toes Passing by the tourists on holiday Cigarette smoke lingers in her nose Thinking back, she used to be satisfied Being young, being pretty Now she longs for a home by the countryside Far away from the city She doesn’t know Which way to go She’s stuck in between Her plans and her dreams Youth did her in Now it’s sink or swim Searching through the halls of her worried mind Looking hard for the time that she lost It disappeared, her habits were the killing kind She never figured out how much it cost She doesn’t know Which way to go She’s stuck in between Her plans and her dreams Youth did her in Now it’s sink or swim Long before she ever tried Gave up on the countryside Searching for a place to hide Where she won’t drown in tears she cried Long before she ever tried Gave up on the countryside Searching for a place to hide Where she won’t drown in tears she cried
8.
When I met this girl it changed my whole world Felt like love at first sight She got me so high I was kissing the clouds You know, I never felt something so right The more time went on, the further I’d fall I knew that she was the one I swallowed my pride and said those three words And my whole world came undone Because She don’t love me back She don’t love me back Was it my looks, my job, my sense of humor? Something I lacked? She wouldn’t say, All I know is that She don’t love me back My momma told me persistence is key Soon enough she’d come around But changing that girl’s mind once she’d made it up Was bound to put me six feet in the ground I could not concede, I just let my heart bleed Follow her wherever she’d go Soon enough I’d left a trail From Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico Still She don’t love me back She don’t love me back Was it my looks, my job, my education? Something I lacked? She wouldn’t say, All I know is that She don’t love me back I said "Baby, please - I’m down on my knees Felt like I’ve loved you since I was a kid” I didn’t tell her to stop coming ‘round But you know that’s just what she did I knew I was beat, I accepted defeat I really had no choice Late at night when the wind is just right I swear that I can still hear her voice Sayin’ that She don’t love me back She don’t love me back Was it my looks, my job, my education? Something I lacked? She wouldn’t say, All I know is that She don’t love me back Yeah She don’t love me back She don’t love me back Was it my looks, my job, my sense of humor? Something I lacked? She wouldn’t say, All I know is that She don’t love me back
9.
My life changed at 21 Became a father to a son Who showed me things I couldn’t see Brought out all the best in me I have watched you bloom and grow Taught you almost all I know Watched you rise and watched you fall Side by side, went through it all We’ve only just begun To breathe life in these lungs When, at last, your days are done Not my blood Always my son All the years go by so fast We know now what things will last Go out in the world and see Just who you were meant to be We’ve only just begun To breathe life in these lungs When, at last, your days are done Not my blood Always my son Not my blood Always my son You have always been my son
10.
02:53
If a song was a road that led to you I’d sing it ’til my face turned blue There’s nothing I want more Than to see you dance across the floor again If a song could let me see your face I’d sing it ’til they close down the place There’s nothing I won’t do To get as close as I want to be with you again Live eternally through this melody If a song could bring us back together And somehow make you live for ever Then I’m singing it right now With my heart and with my soul I vow that you, I vow that you Live eternally through this melody Live eternally through this melody Live eternally through this melody
11.
Many nights I’m driving alone Just me, the highway and the moon Thoughts in my head The radio’s tune I’m on my way back to my home Many nights the moon just won’t shine It feels like I’m driving blind I’m so very far from where you are But I’m on my way back to my home Home... “Hey babe, it’s me, I’m starting to get a little drowsy Thought I’d give you a call. Gig went OK... I’ll be home around three. Love ya” Many nights I struggle with doubt I cry, I twist, and I shout You’d think by now I’d’ve figured it out And make my way back to my home Make my way back to my home Make my way back to my home Make my way back to my home Home... Home.

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released February 2, 2018

Produced by Dylan Nau, Jake Ilika

Mixed and Engineered by Dylan Nau
except "If A Song" engineered by Kevin Bowe

Mastered by Tom Garneau

The Heavy Set is:

Jake Ilika - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Jim Trouten - electric guitar, baritone guitar, lap steel guitar
Jamie Groth - bass guitar
Dylan Nau - b3 organ, rhodes piano, synthesizers, pedal steel guitar
Zac Barbieur - drums, percussion

Additional musicians:

Siri Undlin (Humbird) - vocals 4, 6, 7, 8
Lydia Liza - vocals track 7
Max "Maxaphone" Felsheim - horns track 8
Harold Tremblay - harmonica track 4

All songs written by Jake Ilika © 2018
except "Spike" written by Mike Munson
www.mikemunson.net

Cover Art Design by Sasha Case
www.sasha-case.squarespace.com

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The Heavy Set Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Heavy Set is a Minneapolis rock band rooted in blues and alt-country, pushing Americana to its harder edges. The heart- felt songwriting of Jake Ilika gets a grindstone treatment in The Heavy Set with guitar-forward echoes of Crazy Horse and Ryan Adams. Their third record, “The Highway & The Moon”, drives their sound harder and into new expanses with a genre-bending collection of songs. ... more

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