Sell Your Soul

by The Damned and Dirty

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1.
03:06
Well, I was walking down the street When I heard my baby's call So I jumped into a cab I got something going on I got something to tell And you know why I do Could not sleep no more Made me drink a few Get it off-a my chest Get it right outta there If you don't understand I’m gonna make you, I swear Out of sight, out of mind You know what they say If you don't treat me right I ain't going to stay Well I heard you on the phone And I told you to stay at home Now wait for me to to come I got something that needs done Working my way To what I got to say It's like you don't care If you want me to stay No lord's prayer’s Gonna save you now Ain't gonna hit you woman But I got to take this vow Out of sight, out of mind You know what they say If you don't treat me right I ain't going to stay
2.
02:33
In an apartment on the second floor, lives a man who's all alone He ain't got nothing goin' on, nobody's calling on his telephone Down, depressed and pretty stressed, he's gonna do what he does best Runs down to his medicine chest, for something to ingest Number 10's vacant now Just a rope hangin' down Number 10's vacant now Yeah, took his final bow Last week his mother called, food stains were on the wall Thinks he might be goin’ bald, he told her in his southern drawl She told him to grow a spine and stop drinking that freaking wine  Stop living like a swine, and he took that as a sign Number 10's vacant now Just a rope hangin' down Number 10's vacant now Yeah, took his final bow He knew he was in a fix, knew he had to cash his chips He had his little bag of tricks, ready to burn all his ships He thought he was being pretty brave, he knew just how to behave But then it came on like a wave and took him to grave Number 10's vacant now Just a rope hangin' down Number 10's vacant now Yeah, took his final bow
3.
Got my 12 gauge shotgun Just shot you a hole Shot you in the head You ain't gonna talk no more Oh-hoo oh, saw you looking at my wife Shot you down, shot you down You just lost your life Held up a gas station With a kitchen knife Been running from the police Most of my life Oh-hoo oh, all they had were two dollar bills Now I'm-a running, I'm-a runnin' Police is shootin' to kill I ain’t got nothing to lose What ‘choo worryin’ ‘bout? Got to let me know Are you gonna let me out Oh-hoo oh, you left me no choice I had too shoot you, shoot you Make a goddamn noise Mmmm-mmm-mmm I’ve been so bad Mmmm-mmm-mmm Shakin my head Oh-hoo oh, locked me up and threw away the key Gonna rot in here Never gonna set me free Warden messed up Left me with a plan When the sun come up Gonna be a free man Oh-hoo oh, guards on my left and on my right Gonna get the hell outta here Or lose my life
4.
The universe is a crazy thing It got a lot of lively zing But if it ain't got you, it's got nothing for me I went to the store on second street They sell a lot of juicy meat But if they ain't got you, they got nothing for me Bridge Oh baby, I need you so bad Yeah you’re the best I've ever had And if the world wants to take you away I'm gonna give 'm such hell to pay Gonna drive the open road In my hot rod V8 Ford But if it ain’t with you, it’s nothing for me Gonna have me a drink or two In that pub we always go to But if it ain’t got you, it’s got nothing for me Solo/bridge? Wondering where you could be Have you gone on without me If I ain’t got you, there’s nothing for me Lost my faith in all mankind The stars are all misaligned But if I’m with you, it’s alright with me
5.
Lemme know, where can I sell my soul? Can't seem to lose it, I can't use it no more Just a nickel-and-dime For a victimless crime Prostrate to a book, believe it all Magical thinking, man, it’s off the wall I think Deacon Jones Has rattled you down to the bones No religion, gonna save me now No catholic, muslim or jew, no, no sacred cow We all take the same route When you die it's lights-out Ain't no heaven, ain't no burning hell When you die where you go, well, can't nobody know Hmm, so don't pray for me Nobody's gonna hear that plea If you believe, that a carpenter died for you Just go ahead and kneel down in your pew Oh won't you buy my soul 'cause I don't need it no more
6.
Come on baby, turn on loose Don't shake it down Come on baby, turn on loose Don't shake it down You have to understand, That I wanna be your loving man Come on baby, turn on loose Don't shake it down Shake it good baby Show me that you want me If you try me on for size Then you will realize Come on baby, turn on loose Don't shake it down Come on baby, turn on loose Don't shake it down Turn your hips the way you do I've got something special for you Come on baby, turn on loose Don't shake it down You kinda make me wish That you’d show me a sign I want you to try to Show me a real good time Come on baby, turn on loose Don't shake it down Come on baby, turn on loose Don't shake it down Baby gonna rock your world Tell you things you ain’t never heard Come on baby, turn on loose Don't shake it down Did you listen to me Did you get the gist Don’t make it too hard Baby just do the twist Come on baby, turn on loose Don't shake it down Come on baby, turn on loose Don't shake it down Just dance away your blues You ain’t got nothing to lose Come on baby, turn on loose Don't shake it down
7.
03:10
It's like running fast to dodge the rain It can’t be handled by my brain It’s so bad that it could turn you insane Now there’s something you can’t explain Doctor please send me home today Doctor please send me home today Lying on a bed and I can’t move My heart’s been pumpin’ a steady groove Now, you said that you don’t approve I’ve got an aching pain that I can’t remove Doctor please send me home today Doctor please send me home today Won’t you please, let me go I ain’t seen her since so long ago I won’t go back to my old ways I’ll be a good boy for the rest of my days The dark’s setting in way too fast I don’t think I’m gonna last Answered every question you had to ask The time for sorrow has quickly passed Doctor please send me home today Doctor please send me home today Won’t you please, let me go I ain’t seen her since so long ago I won’t go back to my old ways I’ll be a good boy for the rest of my days If you let me go today I’ll run on home without delay I’ll ask her to come out and play Hoping that she’ll let me have my way Doctor please send me home today Doctor please send me home today
8.
I looked you up in the phone book I wondered if you were still around I looked you up in the phone  book I wondered if you were still around I got me some bad luck Baby, you moved away to another town When I first met you baby, You worked at the old high street When I first met you baby, You worked at the old high street Now I got some bad luck Police shut down your beat Now you got a new gig But I think it'll cost too much Oh you got that new gig But I think it'll cost me too much Ain't that some bad luck Can't get me a little such and such Oh baby, oh baby, Rock me like you do Oh baby, oh baby, Rock me like you do Yes, I got me some luck The bossman paid my due
9.
I'm sending you my letter From so far, far away I'm sending you my letter From so far, far away I ain't spilling no more ink On my old lady today Don't need no stamps Ain't gonna send it by mail Don't need no stamps Ain't gonna send it by mail Take it to you myself Or they'll have to put me in jail I don't know how to write Can't spell a single word I don't know how to write Can't spell a single word I'll tell you what I mean You won't believe what I heard
10.
Feel it cookin' in your veins You're about to turn insane When the blood reaches your head You'll never understand High blood pressure,  A girl in a skimpy dress. High blood pressure,  Work's got you under stress. When you reach that high, oh no Can’t loose your cool no more Consciousness is losin’ the fight Don’t head towards the light High blood pressure,  You can't stop to think High blood pressure, Just got under your skin Doctor can't help you Won't give you no pills Doctor he tells you to avoid Any cheap thrills Well, Doctor don't care As long as you pay your bills You’ve been waiting far too long About to pop, soon you’re gone It’s the final curtain call, ‘cause You’ve done nothing at all High blood pressure, You don’t care no more High blood pressure, Knocking at your door
11.
Got some money in my pocket Got some wine in my glass Got some money in my pocket Got some wine in my glass Keep on lookin’ baby I’m out and having me a gas Sun ain’t coming up Moon come crashin’ down Sun ain’t coming up Moon come crashin’ down But I got enough time Bet you I won't even be around The bells keep tollin' I ain't worryin' no more The bells keep tollin' I ain't worryin' no more When the devil comes to get me I'm goin' out that back door Got some money in my pocket Got some whiskey in my glass Got some money in my pocket Got some whiskey in my glass Keep on lookin’ baby I’m out and having me a gas
12.
Bettin’ on the nose makes you feel good about yourself Something’s gotta give or you might lose your health Now don’t try to be a part of the show One-armed bandit ain’t gonna let you go You can’t keep on goin’ my friend Gambler’s Folly gonna take you in the end Going all-in is what you want to do All or nothing, it’s never enough for you Vegas was fine till you came along Black book can’t touch you ‘cause you’ve done no wrong But you can’t keep on goin’ my friend Gambler’s Folly gonna take you in the end Drew aces and eights, I don’t worry about a thing I’ll call your bluff, and see what your hand’s gonna bring Bottom dealing won’t save you now I ain’t done fishing for the overcall You can’t keep on goin’ my friend Gambler’s Folly gonna take you in the end On an outside bet you finally lost control Playing borrowed money means you’ve dug a hole Eighty-sixed and the sharks are on your tail You’re out of money and you’re craving a coffin nail You can’t keep on goin’ my friend Gambler’s Folly gonna take you in the end
13.
Lost my wife to dice, whisky and gin Lost my wife to dice, whisky and gin I don’t even know where to begin ‘cause I got’s the eviction notice blues Came home, saw a piece of paper on the door Came home, saw a piece of paper on the door Dead dog’s lyin’ on the floor I got’s the eviction notice blues Ain’t got nothin’ more to sell Johnny here’s got his own tale to tell Landlord kicked me out at night Landlord kicked me out at night Can’t get me an international flight ‘cause I got’s the eviction notice blues Ain’t got nothin’ more to sell Johnny here’s got his own tale to tell Came home, saw a piece of paper on the door Came home, saw a piece of paper on the door Dead dog’s lyin’ on the floor Yeah, I got’s the eviction notice blues

about

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Blues In Britain Magazine said: "If you are a serious acoustic blues fan this one's a MUST. If you think you don't like acoustic blues then this is a MUST. It will change your mind."

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A year has passed since Kevin and Micha released their first album. That album was made available for free in September 2012 and was met with raving reviews. Overall it was hailed as a must-have for acoustic blues lovers. The biggest compliment came when the band won the Dutch Blues Award for Best Album in April 2013.

How do you deal with all the accolades you receive for your first album? Simple. You go back into the studio and start working on a second album with the intention to make it an even better one than the first. The result? 13 cracking tracks with crying slide guitar, howling vocals and dirty blues harp.
Work on Sell Your Soul started in March 2013. Recording took place in July at ­the Bandbunker in Amersfoort by the 20Twelve Audio team. For the recording they were joined by drummer Frank van Tijn on some of the songs. The organ on “Number 10” was provided by Arne van der Heijden.

credits

released September 13, 2013

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Music & lyrics by Micha Sprenger and Kevin de Harde

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Guitar, backing vocals, percussion, bass by Micha Sprenger
Vocals, harmonica, backing vocals, percussion by Kevin de Harde

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Drums on tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12 by Frank van Tijn
Organ on track 2 by Arne van der Heijden

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Recorded by Frank de Jong and Erwin Palper, 20Twelve Audio
Mixed and mastered by Erwin Palper, 20Twelve Audio

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Photography by Bas Stoffelsen
Special thanks to Patrick Struijker Boudier and Marlou Vriens

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One of the most exciting and innovative duos in the blues tradition today. Gritty delta blues with screaming slide guitar, raw vocals and wailing blues harp. Two albums, two awards for Best Dutch Blues Album!

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