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Overdrive Express (Deluxe Edition)

by Tom Savage Trio

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the car's a wreck but the wheel still turns and i'm out of gas but my heart still yearns on the lookout for my lost time thinking 'bout a friend of mine this whiskey glass is like the holy grail promises the world sets you up to fail and all it took was your last postcard you know when i fall i sure fall hard yeeaaaahhhhh 4:30 am in a cheap motel didn't see it comin' guess it's just as well and the cops are banging on the door don't think i wanna play this game no more 7 am in a holding cell one count of possession and a story to tell sure wish you were here to bail me out you know i miss you girl in that there is no doubt yeeaaaahhhhh
2.
200 dollars and a bottle of jack girl on my mind and a monkey on my back an hour and a half from our destination i'm looking at 25 years incarceration I gotta heavy heart from the things i've done it takes a hard man to live this life on the run i can a sharp blade under my bed come down him and he he'll be the one who ends up dead train keeps a rollin' on through the night nothin' but darkness in its sight the hounds are howling and the moon is full where it's gonna stop, nobody knows now when i was a kid i always flew straight i loved everyone i had no time for the hate then a girl came along, ripped my heart in two the devil on my shoulder knew what he had to do now if only these shackles weren't weighing me down i'd take this train, i'd turn my life around once you're on that track it can be hard to see wake up to realize you're never gonna be free
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the last 3 weeks been hard as hell 49 more to go the last 3 weeks been hard as hell 49 more to go You say you got problems, i'm sure you do, but i've got enough of my own the last 3 weeks been hard as hell 49 more to go Got no money to pay the rent 11 more months to go Got no money to pay the rent 11 more months to go don't even have enough collateral to get myself a payday loan Got no money to pay the rent 11 more months to go the preacher says i should pray to god he's the only one who gives a damn the preacher says i should pray to god he's the only one who gives a damn well, that's not what he said exactly, but that's how interpreted the man the preacher says i should pray to god he's the only one who gives a damn i think i might just go rob a bank seems like the smartest thing to do i think i might just go rob a bank seems like the smartest thing to do get myself a bag of cash, maybe take a Caribbean cruise i think i might just go rob a bank seems like the smartest thing to do 60/40 split if you drive the car to make our getaway 60/40 split if you drive the car to make our getaway And if you got a buddy's where could stay, maybe lay low for a few days 60/40 split if you drive the car to make our getaway Turns out i didn't have the nerve to go through with it after all Turns out i didn't have the nerve to go through with it after all life can be tough, it can be real hard, but i'm in it here for the long haul Turns out i didn't have the nerve to go through with it after all
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Amarillo 05:05
Sacamento's got your number Talahassee's got your name and it kinda makes you wonder how long you're gonna play this game blacken out the windows the sun ain't gonna win this round whislte blowin' in the distance you know it's an awful sound Pittsburgh doesn't want to see you and you sure don't want to see Detroit Albuquerque is no option no opportunity to exploit you need an understanding woman who's gonna fill your heart up with hope end up with some part-time junkie she's just handing you the rope Birmingham, Alabama isn't where you thought it would all go down you thought you had it in you to go another 15 rounds no call from the governor just the whisper of the cool black steel good ol' fashioned frontier justice you were born lookin' at a raw deal a cool west wind is blowin' over your shallow grave you never made it down to Amarillo your soul was never meant to be saved
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Lunatic Baby 03:34
stark raving mad i'm a lunatic baby but you don't want to get the wrong impression of me i'm wanted in 49 and a half states baby the only place that they don't want me is in southern Tennessee i was born into a low budget Hollywood movie my daddy wore a sixgun and did what he pleased my mama tried to raise me as best as she could but her best wasn't good enough so you get what you see we'd move from town to town, daddy'd get himself to workin' but then he'd end up robbin' the local liquor store one day he shot the store clerk and he ended up in prison then all that was left was my poor mama and me my daddy got the chair, my mama found religion i found the keys to his pickup, an '89 Ford i rolled down the interstate, lay waste to all that i saw an angry little boy, my mama's demon seed now you don't have to wonder why i am the way i am it's the cards that i was dealt, that's how it's got to be once you step inside this truck your world is changed forever 'cause i don't let nobody take nothin' from me stark, ravin', mad, i'm a lunatic baby
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waiting for the dawning of a new age listening to Segar, turn the page sitting in the driveway on the patio chair taking in the beauty, wondering what's up there philosophical discussion, we're way too stoned i can't feel my body and i know i'm not alone it's a helluva trip, this midnight ride speaks to your soul, hits you inside we're older now we're older now we're older now we're older now voyageur bus trip hunted by ghosts i guess that a home was the thing that we wanted most laughing and joking and masking our pain made sure we stayed high so we could stay sane we're older now we're older now we're older now we're older now you went your way and i went mine neither of us can say that we ever really fell in line with the day-to-day routine, we're ramblin' still no matter where we go we'll be climbing up that hill we're older now we're older now we're older now we're older now

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Tom Savage Trio - Overdrive Express (Deluxe Edition)

This is the digital deluxe reissue of TST's 2012 release, Overdrive Express. Recorded live off the floor at The Mansion, in Kingston, Ontario, this album truly showcases the Alt Country, Cowpunk, Rockabilly, and Blues stew that the band conjured up in their years of touring back and forth across Canada.

Included in this reissue are 5 bonus tracks, recorded during the sessions, but never released. Fans will recognize songs Still Hung Up On You, and Northern Ontario Highway[from Tom Savage's 2009 release, Live at the Acoustic Grill],The Slow Decline [which appears as the closing track on History of a Common Man (2014)], and TST's barnburning rendition of the Townes Van Vandt classic, Waitin' Around To Die, which was a fan favourite at their live shows.

Let's head down the sonic highway for another hit of good ol' fashioned Dirt Road Rock and Roll!

1. The Wheel Still Turns
2. Train Keeps A Rollin'
3. 49 More To Go
4. Amarillo
5. Lunatic Baby
6. Down in the Flood
7. We're Older Now

BONUS TRACKS***

8. Still Hung Up On You
9. I Just Wanna Go To Bed
10. Northern Ontario Highway
11. The Slow Decline
12. Waitin' Around To Die

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released July 23, 2021

Bonz Bowering - Drums
Geoff Chown - Bass
Tom Savage - Guitar, Vocals

with guests:

Tony Silvestri - Keys on "Amarillo"
Kevin Davidson - Backing Vocals on "Train Keeps A Rollin"


All song written by Tom Savage, except "Down in the Flood", by Bob Dylan, and Waitin' Around To Die, by Townes Van Zandt

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Geoff Chown

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Tom Savage is what one might refer to as a triple-threat. One part truth-telling troubadour, one part death-defying guitar slinger, and one part Country Blues howler. Each facet of his formidable on-stage persona carefully crafted over a 20+ year devotion to the composition and performance of song. Tom is a true believer. A disciple of melody and harmony and tempo and timbre. ... more

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