Bill Mallonee – ‘Straight, No Chaser’

Dear grass-roots fans,

We recorded a new full-band song in the studios a St. Francis Univ. in Ft. Wayne this past weekend.

Working Title: “Straight, No Chaser” (I KNOW it’s a T. Monk “classic!” I’ll change it later.

The song took a mere 6 hours to teach it to the band, arrange, track and mix…nice! Like the old days! Yes, i’m REAL excited!

We’ll try a do a new album there early next year. So here’s the first fruits.    
I’ll probably use the thing to fund the studio new record…Kickstarter is a new approach to fan patronage.

So, grass-roots fans, stay tuned for details!

Bill Mallonee – Straight No Chaser

Straight, No Chaser    –    music/lyrics: bill mallonee

Trails that led to the mountain top

too late to turn back, too late to late to stop

Friends all left with logs in their eyes

Clapped their hands at my demise

And that’s how the righteous apply

the justice of God with a cold clear eye

Ain’t no one in here without a taint

In every sinner there lies the perfect saint


Lay down your sorrows…

They’ll still be there tomorrow…

For you to pick up again

Lay down your fears and doubts…

Give of your heart from the inside out

And all those sad mistakes?

They’ll still be there…when you awake


A million knocks on unopened doors

A million questions there’s no answers for

Usually the last to know the score

Got these splinters in my knuckles

Sun going down and the city arises…

Shake of the dust and the compromises

Down here kid, you know it never really ends

You gotta learn to dream in color again

(repeat chorus)

I swam the river way past the shallows

I found a thousand dreams there…hangin’ on the gallows

And the shadows they cast on the tender blades of Spring

Gave me…this song to sing

So, sing of the kisses…sing of the failures

Sing of the grief, kid…straight, no chaser

Sing of all that’s poisioned your well

Sing of all you had to sell

(repeat chorus)

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~ by castleqwayr on November 28, 2010.

One Response to “Bill Mallonee – ‘Straight, No Chaser’”

  1. So good!

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