Blood On The Trigger

by BadgerStatic

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Blood on the Trigger is the long awaited follow up to our first album Driven Down Hard. Once again the writing partnership of Lamb and Watson has come up with some thoughtful, rockin' tunes. Thanks so much to our fans for your patience and ongoing support!

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released May 5, 2017

RK Watson
Performance & Production

Manny Torres
Upright & Bass Guitars

Steve King
Piano Solo on Interrupted

Ken lamb
Cover Photography

RK Watson
Cover Design

A big thank you to our band Fuel Leak for the inspiration and musicianship that make BadgerStatic releases possible.
Therese Gaines, Phil Guzzardo, Manny Torres, Ken Lamb, Keith Watson

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BadgerStatic West Chester, Pennsylvania

BadgerStatic songs cover a wide range of subject matter and musical style. Conventional blues topics of lost love, addiction and insecurity combine with stinging commentary on our world and the events that are shaping our lives. Abstract and storytelling writing styles relate BadgerStatics take on the complexity and inherit unfairness of our current world. ... more

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Track Name: Blood On The Trigger
Blood On The Trigger (Lamb & Watson)

Nightfall, full moon shining brightly
Ain't no good for the job in store
Calm my nerves, another shot of whiskey
Head out the door
Need a sure thing, no watches or rings
Cold hard cash is what I'm lookin’ for
No need to shoot my gun or hurt no one
Just an easy score
Just an easy score

Blood on the trigger, spilling down
Blood on the trigger, lit up this town
God damned my soul tonight
Won't ever forget that sight
You should've done what you were told
Now yea ain’t going to be growin’ old
Had to go and try to fight
One less hero in this town tonight
One less hero in this town tonight

Nightfall, full moon shining brightly
Ain't no good for the job in store
Squeezin’ drops from another bottle of whiskey
Shaken to my core
Ain’t no sure things, always got strings
This ain’t what I was lookin’ for
You had to go and fight
So I lit the night
Won’t be messin’ with me no more
Yea, you won’t be messin’ with me no more

Blood on the trigger, spilling down
Blood on the trigger, lit up this town
God damned my soul tonight
Won't ever forget that sight
You should've done what you were told
Now yea ain’t going to be growin’ old
Had to go and try to fight
One less hero in this town tonight
Track Name: Interstate of Mind
Interstate of Mind (Watson & Lamb)

If I could gather up all of my dead and broken dreams
And put them all together in a movie show
Would you laugh or would you cry
Would you turn away and hide your eyes
Would you hide your eyes

Trouble seems to follow me like my own name
Riding this road so long I can't remember why I came
Town to town and mile after lonely mile
The lights go down and I plug in
Then I smile

I'm in an interstate of mind

My salvation is just a stroke of luck away
Dawning like a brand new day
I roll the dice again, but I’m playing in a rigged game
When it comes up snake eyes
I've got no one else to blame

I'm in an interstate of mind

Riding’ this road so long and I don't know, any other way
Gotta keep on going till my final days
Traveling from town to town
Mile after lonely mile
Lights go down, I plug in
Then I smile

I'm in an interstate
I'm in an interstate
I'm in an interstate of mind
Track Name: Otis Had a Whiskey Still
Otis Had a Whiskey Still (Lamb & Watson)

Otis had a whiskey still
Way on up in them Tennessee hills
Found a spring down in a hollow
Where the law could never follow

He was down there cookin' up some mash
Tryin' to make himself some quick cash
When the devil, he suddenly appeared
Sittin' on a log and drinkin' a beer

Otis smiled and said, “I've been waitin'
I knew that you would find me Satan
Devil said, “Otis, lets make a deal
But you know you’re soul ain't worth a two bit meal

But listen here, I've got a plan
Otis you’re gonna be a very wealthy man
A partnership's what I've got in mind
Once we've got this here contract signed

Otis laughed and signed his name
Said, “Devil you and me, we think the same
Devil cut his finger that wore a ring
Dripped his black blood into Otis’s spring

When that white lightning hit the town
Murder and mayhem also went around
Otis profited beyond his dreams
Left town a rich man because of the scheme
Track Name: Sail Away
Sail Away (Watson & Lamb)

Packed my bag, stepped out the door
My woman she don't want me any more
Ain't the first time this boat's been home
Chart a southern course it’s time to roam
Sails are full, gulf is calm
A sweet new life awaits here in my palms
Cool breeze blowing those memories away
Pushing me forward, into a brand new day

Sail Away, into the dawn
A new life is calling, sail on
Mexico bound, waning moon light
Dreams of senioritis fill my nights

Our love is gone, nothing lasts
I'm a richer man, for sharing our past
Been spendin' too much time on dry land
But out here, I’m a happy man
Don't need nobody when I'm out at sea
Bottlenose dolphins keep me company
Ocean, sun, moon and stars
I think I'll pick that old guitar

Sail Away, into the dawn
A new life is calling, sail on
Mexico bound, waning moon light
Dreams of senioritis fill my nights

Take my time, move slow
I feel so alive in Mexico
Lazy days, wild nights
Tequila and women will set me right
Then I'll head on down to Belize
Free and easy floatin’ on the breeze
You're just a distant memory now
I’m glad there were no, bindin’ vows

Sail Away, into the dawn
A new life is calling, sail on
Mexico bound, waning moon light
Dreams of senioritis fill my nights
Track Name: Losin' My Soul
Losin' My Soul (Lamb & Watson)

Is that fresh blood on fallen snow
Staining the virgin day
Are those lies coming out of your mouth
Should I believe anything that you say
Hustlers, degenerates, liars and thieves
Well they stalk that killing floor
You once told me you're dying inside
Well, every winter I die some more

I feel like I'm losing my soul
Spinning out of control

That image from twenty years gone by
That wasted face is my own
You know I just can't defend you no more
I'm gone, now you’re on your own
Freedom it seems is a transient thing
I'll be riding the crest of the wave
Then find myself in bondage again
Another voluntary slave

I feel like I'm losing my soul
Spinning out of control

Can't seem to find the strength to break
These chains that have me bound
My bleeding heart lies naked there
Exposed on the frozen ground
You’ve taken and shaken’ what little I had
And ground it down with your heel
Trying to kill off the rest of me
The only part they couldn't steal

I feel like I'm losing my soul
Spinning out of control
Yea, I feel like I'm losing my soul
I’m losing my soul
Track Name: Interrupted
Interrupted (RK Watson)

She shined with lithe beauty
As stood and watched him go
He said it was his duty
As the tears began to flow
The house it creeks and rattles
As she sits in the dark alone
Rumors of a terrible battle
She prays are over blown

And now the bell is tolling
She’s no stranger to despair
Constant parade of consoling
Is sometimes more than she can bare
The wheel it keeps on turnin’
Relentless and unfazed
The mix it keeps on churnin’
As she lies confused and dazed

The mist is oddly clinging
Hanging low to the forest floor
She lays softly singing
Of the life she had before
From the gloom springs a rainbow
And she’s reminded of the way
Life shifts back and fourth
Between wonder and dismay
Track Name: The Falling Glass
The Falling Glass (Lamb & Watson)

Crystal knives penetrate the dark
Formless horizon empty and stark
Colors amplify the source
The shooting sun it changes course
Ripples in the fabric of time
Remnants from primordial slime
Crystal knives penetrate the dark
The formless horizon empty and stark

The falling glass, shatters
Forever it shatters

The iridescent floating dome
A respite for the souls that roam
Hovering over the sulfur plain
The gasping creatures it sustains
The mountain top begins to speak
Formless wisdom quaking peak
The iridescent floating dome
A respite for the souls that roam

The falling glass, shatters
Forever it shatters

A gypsy roams among the hills
At the glowing stream he gets his fill
The mist recedes revealing waves
Crashing over desert graves
The shooting sun comes once more
Igniting the vaporous sulfur store
A gypsy roams among the hills
At the glowing stream he gets his fill

The falling glass, shatters
Forever it shatters

Splinters begin to peel away
The restless souls that cannot stay
When the glowing gypsy finally arrives
They stab a hole in time with crystal knives
The vacuum sucks the floating dome
To the other side they're going home
Splinters begin to peel away
The restless souls that cannot stay

The falling glass, shatters
Forever it shatters
Track Name: Lonesome Blues
Lonesome Blues (Watson & Lamb)

My babies gone, she ain’t been home for days
I said, my babies gone, she ain’t been home for days
Ever since she up and left, I ain’t felt the warm sun’s rays
I said, ever since she up and left, I ain’t felt the warm sun’s rays

The whiskies gone and I ain’t got, but a slice of bread
I said, the whiskies gone and I ain’t got, but a slice of bread
Yea, I need that whiskey still to ease this aching head
I said, I need that whiskey still to ease this aching head

Got the lonesome blues
I’m moppin’ in the gloam
Cause the night time’s creepin’
Into my empty home

Dog won’t bark, he just looks at me and whines
Well my dog won’t bark, he just looks at me and whines
That old hound dog he blames me for all of these hard, hard times
Well that old hound dog he blames me for all of these, hard times

It’s a mean old world where no one knows your name
I said, it’s a mean old world where no one knows your name
And when you got no money, it always stays the same
Well, when you got no money, it always stays the same

Bullfrogs are croakin’ and I hear a hootin’ owl
Well the bullfrogs are croakin’ and I hear a hootin’ owl
They all got somebody, but I’m a lone wolf when I howl
Well they all got somebody, but I’m a lone wolf when I howl

Got the lonesome blues
I’m moppin’ in the gloam
Cause the night time’s creepin’
Into my empty home
Got the lonesome blues
I’m moppin’ in the gloam
Cause the night time’s creepin’
Into my empty home
Track Name: Appalachian Autumn
Appalachian Autumn (Lamb & Watson)

Spent thirty years
Down in the mines
My lungs are full of coal dust
Had to leave it all behind
It’s been hard times
For quite a while
Ain’t no word yet
On the claims I filed

Another Appalachian Autumn
Another winter closing in
Our children try as we taught them.
But there ain't nothing here for them

Now every morning
We'd take a ride
Way down into that
West Virginia mountain side
I'd steal a glance
As the sunrise shone
I never knew
If I’d be coming home

Another Appalachian Autumn
Another winter closing in
Our children try as we taught them.
But there ain't nothing here for them

And then the coal ran out
So did our luck
The company packed it in
But we were stuck
Ain’t nothing left
But hunger and fear
And the train blows by
It stopped stopping here

Another Appalachian Autumn
Another winter closing in
Our children try as we taught them.
But there ain't nothing here for them
Another Appalachian Autumn
Another winter closing in
Our children try as we taught them.
But there ain't nothing here for them