Livin On Gold Street

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1.
Livin On Gold Street Yeah I’m livin’ on Gold Street Where everything shines And I’m yours and your mine And we’re dancin’ through time And it feels like we’re flyin’ I spent… spent some years Walking around in the dust Took a trip outta town Followed the light into dark Wiped the dirt from my eyes Found my way back into luck Took a chance on a star And now look at where I ended up Now I’m livin’ on Gold Street Where everything shines And I’m yours and your mine We’re dancin’ through time And it feels like we’re flyin Yeah I’m livin’ on Gold Street And it’s not hard to find A moment in time That shines like a diamond From your lovin’ eyes Where your beauty just blinds Like the dazzling lights Cos this room is on fire I thought… thought that I Was riding so high in this life Took a love that I found Turned that love into a wife Told my friends in the end They’d all came along for the ride But the house that I found It turned out to be fool’s paradise And now I’m livin’ on Gold Street Where everything shines I’m yours and your mine We’re dancin’ through time And it feels like we’re flyin Yeah I’m livin’ on Gold Street And it’s not hard to find A moment in time That shines like a diamond From your lovin’ eyes Where your beauty just blinds Like the dazzling lights Cos this room is on fire Yeah your beauty just blinds Like the dazzling lights Cos this room is on fire
2.
Did I overstep? Did I go too far? Take advantage of your love? Did I leave a scar? Ahah Ahah Ahah And now you never call You’re never swingin’ by Passing by my place Checking for a sign But I guess I understand Yeah those were funny times I guess it had to end somehow Maybe nothing shines that bright Ahah Ahah You were the first around When it all came crashing down Yeah but it’s all better now It’s all better now And when I found my feet Is when I hit the town And trouble’s what I found Trouble’s what I found Yeah trouble’s what I found Trouble’s what I found Ahah Ahah You were the first around When it all came crashing down Yeah but it’s all better now It’s all better now And when I found my feet Is when I hit the town And trouble’s what I found Yeah trouble’s what I found Yeah trouble’s what I found Trouble’s what I found Ahah Ahah
3.
And the devil is so close tonight He’s holdin’ me tight Settin’ the whole place on fire And god is a liar This will all be just fine Hey see the sun Let’s jump right in And purge ourselves Of these deadly sins You can’t defeat me Yeah don’t even try ‘Cos you live on the ground And I live in the sky Cos the devil is so close tonight He’s holdin’ me tight Settin’ the whole place on fire And god is a liar This will all be just fine There ain’t no sleepin’ tonight The sky is on fire And this city is mine I got nothin’ but time Feelin’ more than alive And you say you can’t open your door You claim that you know it all But now I’m out with the poor I’m gonna build up this tower And just watch it fall Because the devil is so close tonight He’s holdin’ me tight Settin’ the whole place on fire And god is a liar This will all be just fine Fear becoming reality Self-fulfilling prophecy With a little dependency I guess we’ll just wait and see Just how bad this can be Because the devil is so close tonight He’s holdin’ me tight Settin’ the whole place on fire And god is a liar This will all be just fine And god is a liar This will all be just fine God is a liar This will all be just fine
4.
Chicken and the egg Waitress please hit me with another And yes I’ll take piece of that there pie And if you could just walk me through the specials Then I’ll have me a big old breakfast fry My doggy’s waiting patient by the back porch My kitty’s roaming somewhere round the town And you should see the horse I just rode in on This old bird I call him Buster Brown If you’re presenting me with options Puttin’ ideas in my head Looks like they’re all ripe for the pickin’ I’ll take the chicken and the egg I ain’t saying don’t offer me choices I’m just saying please don’t make me choose Seems I’ve got a penchant for the picking You know that I wasn’t born to lose ‘Cos I got me a pocket full of aces And you know I’ve got diamonds up my sleeve I won’t tell you where I’m hidin’ my heart ‘Cos this here’s a club you never want to leave If you’re presenting me with options Puttin’ ideas in my head Looks like they’re all ripe for the pickin’ I’ll take the chicken and the egg If you’re presenting me with options Puttin’ ideas in my head Looks like they’re all ripe for the pickin’ I’ll take the chicken and the egg I’ll take the chicken and the egg I’ll take the chicken and the egg I’ll take the chicken and the egg I’ll take it
5.
He came up from the city To explore a little country Takin’ in everythin’ That he could could hear them folks singin’ Every facet of the diamond Every angle to the old sound With every song that he found He filed it away And he swore that he’d come back some day And chip away at that town Get back down with the old crowd He met along the way But the city held him down In a life too rough to mention And he rarely gave attention to The troubles of his heart Yeah but city life was busy As city life can be Makin’ money, makin’ honey With the lovers going around Yeah but a every now and then you know He’d pour himself a whiskey And pick away at his guitar Until he found that sound And he swore that he’d come back some day And chip away at that town Get back down with the old crowd He met along the way But the city held him down In a life too rough to mention And he rarely gave attention to The troubles of his heart A song has a way of holdin’ Things you’re barely even knowin’ And the facets of the diamond Reflect pieces of the heart But he never hit that highway ‘Cos the city had its own way But the songs he left behind him Traveled on beyond the dark And he swore that he’d come back some day And chip away at that town Get back down with the old crowd He met along the way But that city held him down In a life too rough to mention And he rarely gave attention To the trouble’s of his heart And he rarely gave attention To the trouble’s of his heart
6.
Go take that lover and love her Look her in the eye and tell her Wake up in the mornin’ and hold her Rock out in the evenin’ and roll her Who am I to deny you love? What if everyone gets what they want? Go hold that baby real tight now Hold that pretty baby all night now You know I’ll be all right now I’ll find a way to get by now Who am I to stand in the way of love? What if everyone gets what they want? Yeahey You know I been lookin’ round a little too Thinkin’ about a story that ain’t ‘bout me and you Go take that lover and love her Look her in the eye and tell her Wake up in the mornin’ and hold her Rock out in the evenin’ and roll her Who am I to stand in the way of love? What if everyone gets what they want? You know I been lookin’ around a little too Thinkin’ about a story that ain’t about me and you Ain’t never hopped a train ain’t on my line But I looked at the map from time to time My engine roars and steams tonight I’m holding back ‘cos I know it’s right Yeah Go take that lover and love her Look her in the eye and tell her Wake up in the mornin’ and hold her Rock out in the evenin’ and roll her Who am I to stand in the way of love? What if everyone gets what they want?
7.
Never thought you’d say hello You‘d go yours and I‘d go my way But you danced all night Where you couldn’t ignore me I just kept doing my thing Avoiding your glances Smokin’ and drinkin’ While you kept on dancin’ And I’m taking whatever This new life brings And I got a new girl To go with my new world It’s just one of those things Yeah I know it hurt When I got a new start But girl them’s the breaks When you’re playin’ with two hearts And I hope you’re tryin’ And findin’ some peace And dryin’ up cryin’ Your tears over me Now I’m flying the skies Heading into tomorrow So far down the road From the sorrow and pain From the pain and the sorrow And I’m taking whatever This new life brings And I got a new girl To go with my new world It’s just one of those things I’m taking whatever This new life brings And I got a new girl To go with my new world It’s just one of those things And I got a new girl To go with my new world It’s just one of those things
8.
Take a run at it See it to the end Have a little fun with it If it’s more than just friends Throw some love at it See which way it bends Don’t waste a day Just whittle it away And let it slip through idle hands You can’t take nothin’ from it Unless it’s come from you You can’t keep runnin’ for it Once you’ve said it’s through Yeah just push through Keep pushin’ through the blue Look back at it That’s all you get to do Did you dig into it Make a little room? Did you sing to it Hum a little tune? Push your way Through each and every day And see what it could do Takin’ time is loosing time And you can’t get that back So take some time and ease your mind And walk that narrow track And just get back To pushin’ through the blue To pushin’ through the blue Takin’ time is loosing time And you can’t get that back So take some time and ease your mind And walk that narrow track And just get back To pushin’ through the blue To pushin’ through the blue To pushin’ through the blue To pushin’ through the blue To pushin’ through
9.
I’ve got a little hankerin’ To hit a bar or two Callin’ down the wire To gather the crew Slipping on that new shirt And damn these jeans are tight But she ain’t gonna be there My baby’s stayin’ in again tonight Slip them cigarettes in We’ll be smoking up a storm And I’ve filled that little tin With all that we could want And once we get it started We’ll set it all alight But she ain’t gonna be there My baby’s stayin’ in again tonight Let’s go hit that hot spot See who we can see Line up the tequilas You know the first round’s on me I know the band that’s playin’ They’ve got the sound that we like But she ain’t gonna hear them My baby’s stayin’ in again tonight And when the mornin’s callin’ I’ll have one more for the road Farewell all our new friends And then I’ll stumble home Fumble through the darkness And find the key that’s just right Crawl in under the covers My baby’s stayin’ in again tonight Crawl in under the covers My baby’s stayin’ in again tonight
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Seems this world’s gotten mighty cold So best just keep your love real close Looks like there’s little else to hold The rest just let it go The rest just let it go The rest just let it go Seems it’s close to over now The noise is getting all so loud Yet we’re all going on somehow Come and find me through the crowd And I been trying to cut it loose For so long now that I don’t know Looks like there’s little else to choose The rest just let it go The rest just let it go The rest just let it go And I been trying to remember Just how from this we have come You know that I’m so afraid That after everything’s been said We might all look back and say We were really shootin’ blind And if you’re looking for a light A little light that shines on high Just remember all you really know The rest just let it go The rest just let it go The rest just let it go The rest just let it go The rest just let it go
11.
You’re probably sittin’ there right now Starin’ through the room Tryna’ figure out just what to do I bet you haven’t seen the light of day Since I up and walked away And now you don’t know what you’re goin’ through I thought for weeks That I should call And try to help you see it all But I never really had chance to breath And I’m a fool You know it’s true I’m the biggest fool for foolin’ with you But I’d rather be a fool than just a thief Fool than a thief Friends they’d say I’d slipped away Rememberin’ back to yesterday When I played the way I needed to be free I let you have too much of me When I was figurin’ just how to be A man who walked away from all he’d seen And I’m a fool You know it’s true Im the biggest fool for foolin’ with you But I’d rather be a fool than just a thief Fool than a thief Fool than a thief Troubles come to everyone But keep them to yourself my love Don’t go making them out to be me I know that you can’t walk the line But please don’t throw me to the fire I’m a gentle man So please just let this be And I’m a fool You know it’s true I’m the biggest fool for foolin’ with you But I’d rather be a fool than just a thief Fool than a thief Fool than a thief Fool than a thief Fool than a thief

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released March 26, 2021

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Ben Mastwyk Melbourne, Australia

"The songs are rich with meaning and truth…real and raw, just as true country music should be”.
Samuel J. Fell. Rhythms Magazine

Mastwyk plunges headlong into Seventies country-soul glam with lashings of cosmic American pedal steel and psych-guitar glitz.
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“Mastwyk conjures up the spirits of Conway Twitty and George Jones through well told stories of the heart.”
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