Signed and Sealed in Blood

January 01, 2013
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Credits

Produced byTed Hutt
Engineered by James R. Brown & Ted Hutt
Additional Engineering by Ryan Mall and Sean Cahalin
Recorded at Q Division Studios, Somerville Mass
Mixed by Joe Chiccarelli and Morgan Stratton
Mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering

The Boys Are Back

Lyrics
The boys are back The boys are back The boys are back and they’re looking for trouble The boys are back The boys are back The boys are back and they’re looking for trouble Speeding down the highway on 93 I’m missing my home and it’s killing me Down the ramp past the jail, I’m feeling alright Buy roses for my ladies from a bum at the light It’s time to get ready for that song and dance Let’s go, my friend, it’s time to take a chance We’re back in town, we’re gonna get it done You’ve got nowhere to hide, you’ve got nowhere to run It’s been a long time comin’ It’s been a long time comin’ The boys are back The boys are back The boys are back and they’re looking for trouble The boys are back The boys are back The boys are back and they’re looking for trouble If that old, familiar city could talk and hear You’d be just another nobody, you’d disappear Your days are numbered, we’re back around We’re coming for you and you’re going down It’s been a long time comin’ It’s been a long time comin’ The boys are back The boys are back The boys are back and they’re looking for trouble The boys are back The boys are back The boys are back and they’re looking for trouble And we’re comin’ for you And we’re comin’ for you The boys are back The boys are back The boys are back and they’re looking for trouble The boys are back The boys are back The boys are back and they’re looking for trouble We’re back in town… You’re going down... You’ve got nowhere to hide, You’ve got nowhere to run! We’re back in town and we’re looking for trouble! ...from you!

Prisoner's Song

Lyrics
Looking back on a past when we still had a chance We were pawns in a game that we could not win Now we’re alone, just a pick and stone We’re dreaming of a future when our ship comes in Dreaming of a future when our ship comes in Hey, Ho, A prisoner’s song (Pawns in a game that we could not win) Hey, Ho, A prisoner’s song (Dreaming of a future when our ship comes in) A prisoner to my thoughts, a number and a cell Locked up like a dog in this worldly hell Marching along, another man on the gang I’m shackled and sentenced to the ball and chain Shackled and sentenced to the ball and chain Hey, Ho, A prisoner’s song (Marching along, another man on the gang) Hey, Ho, A prisoner’s song (Shackled and sentenced to the ball and chain) We count the days and nights We’re paying with our lives We’re paying for our wrongs Singing a prisoner’s song Singing a prisoner’s song Looking back on a past when we still had a chance We were pawns in a game that we could not win Now we’re alone, just a pick and stone We’re dreaming of a future 
When our ship comes in Dreaming of a future when our ship comes in

Rose Tattoo

Lyrics
The pictures tell the story This life had many shades I’d wake up every morning
And before I’d start each day I’d take a drag from last night’s cigarette That smoldered in its tray Down a little something and then be on my way I traveled far and wide And laid this head in many ports I was guided by a compass I saw beauty to the north I drew the tales of many lives And wore the faces of my own I had these memories all around me So I wouldn’t be alone Some may be from showing up Others are from growing up Sometimes I was so messed up And didn’t have a clue I ain’t winning no one over I wear it just for you I’ve got your name written here In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo I’ve got your name written here In a rose tattoo This one’s for the mighty sea Mischief, gold and piracy This one’s for the man that raised me Taught me sacrifice and bravery This one’s for our favorite game Black and gold, we wave the flag This one’s for my family name With pride I’ll wear it to the grave Some may be from showing up Others are from growing up Sometimes I was so messed up
And didn’t have a clue I ain’t winning no one over I wear it just for you I’ve got your name written here In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo I’ve got your name written here, In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo I’ve got your name written here In a rose tattoo This one means the most to me It stays here for eternity A ship that always stays the course An anchor for my every choice A rose that shines down from above I signed and sealed these words in blood I heard them once, sung in a song It played again and we sang along You’ll always be here with me Even if you’re gone You’ll always have my love Our memory will live on Some may be from showing up Others are from growing up Sometimes I was so messed up
And didn’t have a clue I ain’t winning no one over I wear it just for you I’ve got your name written here In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo I’ve got your name written here, In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo With pride I’ll wear it to the grave for you In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo I’ve got your name written here In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo In a rose tattoo Signed and sealed in blood, I would die for you

Burn

Lyrics
Bring me ‘round the fire Set me up and let me go I ain’t goin’ down until I’ve had my fill The chase is nearly ended, The party stops tonight They said we’d never learn We never will So dance around the fire, And kiss the finest girl I’ll see you all in Hell ‘Cause tonight there’s no return Make way for the mayhem Say goodbye to sorrow I’ll see you all in hell ‘Cause we’re going down tomorrow We’re gonna burn We’re gonna burn The money’s all but gone And I’ve got nowhere to go Keep the change, you filthy animal ‘Cause I don’t wanna know I don’t care about your stories I don’t wanna hear your lies I see there’s no future when I look into your eyes So dance around the fire, And kiss the finest girl I’ll see you all in Hell ‘Cause tonight there’s no return Make way for the mayhem Say goodbye to sorrow I’ll see you all in Hell ‘Cause we’re going down tomorrow We’re gonna burn We’re gonna burn There’s a fire in the sky And your face is aglow We’ve got a few more hours on the radio It’s all that we got, but it ain’t what we owe I’m gonna dig up the skeletons and let them go Cash me out and count me in It’s our time, we’re gonna win And if we don’t then you can pay the bill Demons all be damned, Cast aside, enjoy the ride They said we’ll never learn, we never will So dance around the fire, And kiss the finest girl I’ll see you all in Hell ‘Cause tonight there’s no return Make way for the mayhem Say goodbye to sorrow I’ll see you all in Hell ‘Cause we’re going down tomorrow We’re gonna burn We’re gonna burn We’re gonna burn We’re gonna burn

Jimmy Collins' Wake

Lyrics
We’ve gathered here, to bid adieu Us Boston boys, alas are few Some from crosstown some from coast To give our skipper one last toast We’ll pour the good stuff ‘round his casket Drop some coin into the basket Bow our heads and praise the Lord Then rouse ourselves and strike a chord Let’s raise a glass and lift it up Then sip from Jimmy Collins’ cup And hail the lads that won the crown They brought victory to our grounds Let’s raise a glass and lift it up Then sip from Jimmy Collins’ cup And hail the lads that won the crown While turning baseball upside down We hit ‘em hard, we hit ‘em clean The pitching of Big Bill Dineen Some legged a bunt Some hit ‘em out Remember old Buck Freeman’s clouts Let’s sing of Candy, Cy and Freddy Patsy Dougherty, Broadway Hobe Chick and Jack O’Brien Honus Wagner sat there cryin’ Let’s raise a glass and lift it up Then sip from Jimmy Collins’ cup And hail the lads that won the crown They brought victory to our grounds Let’s raise a glass and lift it up Then sip from Jimmy Collins’ cup And hail the lads that won the crown While turning baseball upside down Our days with you, indeed were great And now that you have crossed the plate And scored that final run of life We’ll hug your kids and kiss your wife And tell of how you played the game And led us all to wealth and fame We’ll lift our heads with one loud voice And pay homage to “The People’s Choice” Let’s raise a glass and lift it up Then sip from Jimmy Collins’ cup And hail the lads that won the crown They brought victory to our grounds Let’s raise a glass and lift it up Then sip from Jimmy Collins’ cup And hail the lads that won the crown While turning baseball upside down

The Season's Upon Us

Lyrics
The season’s upon us, it’s that time of year Brandy and eggnog, there’s plenty of cheer There’s lights on the trees
And there’s wreaths to be hung There’s mischief and mayhem
And songs to be sung There’s bells and there’s holly, the kids are gung-ho True love finds a kiss beneath fresh mistletoe Some families are messed up while others are fine If you think yours is crazy, Well you should see mine My sisters are whack-jobs, I wish I had none Their husbands are losers and so are their sons My nephew’s a horrible, wise little twit He once gave me a gift wrapped box full of shit He likes to pelt carolers with icy snow balls I’d like to take him out back
And deck more than the halls With family like this, I would have to confess I’d be better off lonely, distraught and depressed The season’s upon us, it’s that time of year Brandy and eggnog, there’s plenty of cheer There’s lights on the trees And there’s wreaths to be hung There’s mischief and mayhem and songs to be sung They call this Christmas where I’m from My mom likes to cook, push our buttons and prod My brother just brought home another big broad The eyes roll and whispers come loud
From the kitchen I’d come home more often
If they’d only quit bitching Dad, on the other hand’s a selfish old sod Drinks whiskey alone with my miserable dog Who won’t run or fetch, yeah, he couldn’t care less He defiled my teddy bear and left me the mess The season’s upon us, it’s that time of year Brandy and eggnog, there’s plenty of cheer There’s lights on the trees
And there’s wreaths to be hung There’s mischief and mayhem and songs to be sung They call this Christmas where I’m from The table’s set, we raise a toast The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost I’m so glad this day only comes once a year You can keep your opinions, your presents, your “Happy New Year” They call this Christmas where I’m from They call this Christmas where I’m from

The Battle Rages On

Lyrics
His fist was raised with fury The signal came at dawn An army at the ready Their vengeance will be strong The kingdom - will always break its word The mighty - will soon fall on their sword For freedom - the battle rages on The righteous - will be here when you’re gone The Forces clashed with courage The two worlds did collide It echoed through the ages They bravely gave their lives The kingdom - will always break its word The mighty - will soon fall on their sword For freedom - the battle rages on The righteous - will be here when you’re gone The battle rages on! We’ll be here when you’re gone! His fist was raised with fury The signal came at dawn An army at the ready Their vengeance will be strong The kingdom - will always break its word The mighty - will soon fall on their sword For freedom - the battle rages on The righteous - will be here when you’re gone

Don't Tear Us Apart

Lyrics
At the first sign of hardship,
Many bite the hand that feeds And when there’s trouble,
Others simply cut and run And when there’s fear,
A man will slit the throat of his neighbor In a desperate search for comfort and love Don’t tear us apart Don’t tear us apart Don’t tear us apart Don’t tear us apart Will you show some heart
And end this trouble here where it starts You won’t tear us apart When your spirits are down
And you’ve lost your way And man’s character once again falls on its face Will somebody please Come aid those helpless in need, And renew our faith in this human race Don’t tear us apart Don’t tear us apart Don’t tear us apart Don’t tear us apart Will you show some heart
And end this trouble here where it starts You won’t tear us apart Don’t tear us apart You’ve gotta show some heart Don’t tear us apart
You’ve gotta show some heart At the first sign of hardship,
Many bite the hand that feeds And when there’s trouble, Others simply cut and run And when there’s fear,
A man will slit the throat of his neighbor In a desperate search for comfort and love Don’t tear us apart Don’t tear us apart Don’t tear us apart Don’t tear us apart Will you show some heart
And end this trouble here where it starts You won’t tear us apart

My Hero

Lyrics
May the road rise to meet you May the wind be at your back Yeah, that’s what dear old Dad would say Remember your old man
When you’ve finally had your moment Should fame and fortune come your way I wouldn’t trade your wisdom, Dad I thank you for your time You said “son, keep on working ‘til the stars one day align” But maybe luck don’t seem to shine
On stubborn fools like me and you Make the most of what they give you, To yourself you must be true (to yourself you must be true) And we’ll live To fight another day Things don’t always go our way And we’ll live To fight another day Yeah, that’s what my old man would say May the spirits all be with you May the Devil turn his back When the day is at its darkest and anxiety attacks Call on me to see you through it Call on me to be your guide I’ll be there, son, when you need me I’ll be standing by your side (I’ll be standing by your side) And we’ll live To fight another day Things don’t always go our way And we’ll live To fight another day Yea, that’s what my old man would say My hero, my heart My hero, My heart My hero, My heart My Hero, My Heart To yourself you must be true (To yourself you must be true) And we’ll live To fight another day Things don’t always go our way And we’ll live To fight another day Yea, that’s what my old man would say My Hero My Hero

Out On The Town

Lyrics
Me and the gang, we were out on the town
In my uninsured ‘88 It’s time to get Maggie down at the bar, She said “don’t you punks dare be late” It was Saturday night on Hilltop Street
And everybody’s dressed to spill They were having a time for Mary O’s boy Barry, Who had recently been killed In the back of the bar they were sure having fun Everybody make some room She got out of the chair, threw her fist in the air And the whole place started to move So get up, get up, get with the music Everybody out of your seat So get up, get up and get with the music, Maggie’s got a brand new beat Tiny was Santa, Red’s at the door
And The Old Brigade’s starting to play Maggie’s playing tricks on a few of the boys She’ll take your worries and your wallet away Johnny Mac took a slap from a few older brothers When he wouldn’t dance with Big Marie But it wouldn’t be long ‘til they were singing along With the girl they all came to see So get up, get up, get with the music Everybody out of your seat So get up, get up and get with the music, Maggie’s got a brand new beat So get up, get up, get with the music Everybody out of your seat So get up, get up and get with the music, Maggie’s got a brand new beat She was handsome, she was mean She smoked two packs a day since she was 17 A leather face and many a vice She had a sharper tongue than a butcher’s knife She’s out past curfew with the boys in the band Throwing one last farewell toast Then she’s up with Father Dorin
At mass in the morning Handing out the Holy Ghost So get up, get up, get with the music Everybody out of your seat So get up, get up and get with the music, Maggie’s got a brand new beat So get up, get up, get with the music Everybody out of your seat So get up, get up and get with the music, Maggie’s got a brand new beat

Out of Our Heads

Lyrics
Are we gonna make it Or is this how we’ll go Are we gonna take it sitting down, Hell no! We’re gonna cause a riot We’re gonna rip it up We’re gonna storm the gates This place is going up! Here we go, here we go We’re out of our heads and its starting to show Here we go, here we go The roof is on fire and it’s ready to blow Are we gonna take it Are we gonna let them know Are we gonna let them bring us down, Hell no! We’re gonna crash the party Every night and every day We’ve got ‘em on the run Will you follow? Lead the way! Here we go, here we go We’re out of our heads and its starting to show Here we go, here we go The roof is on fire and it’s ready to blow Here we go, here we go We’re out of our minds
And we’re letting you know Here we go, here we go The roof is on fire and it’s ready to blow

End of the Night

Lyrics
The ember of the fire is starting to fade But it’s now that I’m at my best Give the angel on my shoulder A break for the night ‘Cause the devil ain’t getting no rest I’ve got thousands of stories You’ve heard them before Yet I’ll tell them again and again Come on, pull up a stool now, And buy me a drink And please think of me as a friend We’ll live for the weekend Each city’s the same There’s a bar on the corner Where they don’t know your name There’s plenty of drink, They’ve been saving your chair It’s our second home We ain’t going nowhere It’s the end End of the night But we ain’t goin’ home It’s the end End of the night But we ain’t goin’ home It’s the end End of the night But we ain’t goin’ home This life it ain’t easy Still we’ve managed to win There’s times we’ve been knocked down Yeah, we’ve led with our chin We’re generous guys
With our hearts on our sleeves Misunderstood, though the boss disagrees We can’t catch a break, Wrote the book on bad luck We’d hold down a job if they didn’t all suck It’s the end End of the night But we ain’t goin’ home It’s the end End of the night But we ain’t goin’ home It’s the end End of the night But we ain’t goin’ home The bartender’s spoken And he’s made it clear If you ain’t going home Then you ain’t staying here, You can’t shut us off And you won’t turn us down There’s plenty of joints who’ll be grateful To have us around It’s the end End of the night But we ain’t goin’g home It’s the end End of the night But we ain’t goin’ home It’s the end End of the night But we ain’t goin’ home You’ve beaten me black And you’ve beaten me blue The scars are well worn on my face I’ve packed up the bags And I’ve sulked off in shame For one last walk of disgrace It’s the end End of the night But we ain’t goin’ home It’s the end End of the night But we ain’t goin’ home It’s the end End of the night But we ain’t goin’ home

Shark Attack (Vinyl Exclusive)

Lyrics
Lurking deep below Racing toward the surface Fifteen hundred pounds of fury, Power, might and purpose Animal aggression coming after you and me Blood in the water At Tenean Beach Fear is in the air now The foolish turn their backs Who’ll be next to feel the wrath When the predator attacks Below the water’s surface Soon, ready to explode If we’re gonna beat the beast We’re gonna need a bigger boat Stay out of the ocean Learn to fear the sea Be content to rule the land It’s quite alright with me Stay out of the ocean Learn to fear the sea Be content to rule the land It’s quite alright with me The predator attacks The predator attacks Fear is in the air now The foolish turn their backs Who’ll be next to feel the wrath When the predator attacks Below the water’s surface Soon, ready to explode If we’re gonna beat the beast We’re gonna need a bigger boat Stay out of the ocean Learn to fear the sea Be content to rule the land It’s quite alright with me Stay out of the ocean Learn to fear the sea Be content to rule the land It’s quite alright with me The predator attacks The predator attacks Lurking deep below Racing toward the surface Fifteen hundred pounds of fury, Power, might and purpose Fear is in the air now The foolish turn their backs Who’ll be next to feel the wrath When the predator attacks Stay out of the ocean Learn to fear the sea Be content to rule the land It’s quite alright with me Stay out of the ocean Learn to fear the sea Be content to rule the land It’s quite alright with me The predator attacks The predator attacks

Lucky Charlie (iTunes Exclusive)

78 RPM (Bonus Track)