Can't Slow Down

by GRAVELTOOTH

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1.
Don't give me nothing that your gonna want back Don't jump a train while it's rolling down the track Don't give up on dreams just cause you ain't seen nothing yet It's hard to get work done if you won't break a sweat I'll be the king of the world one day when I can afford the American dream And I won't be on time and I won't wait in line, cause I'm American mean Working all the time and wear your fingers to the bone Another thirty years until your gonna be done Drink too much and try to make a little love Another wars around the corner gonna raise the taxes up I'll be the king of the world one day when I can afford the American dream And I won't be on time and I won't wait in line, cause I'm American mean Move into the suburbs and find yourself a home Another thirty years you pay off your student loans Competition with your friends to see who does the best You know we're making history forget about the rest I'll be the king of the world one day when I can afford the American dream And I won't be on time and I won't wait in line, cause I'm American mean It's the American dream It's the American dream It's the American dream It's the American dream It's the American dream It's the American dream It's the American dream It's the American dream
2.
Hillbilly Head banger Rock n roller Gunslinger Honky-tonking Shit kicker Smooth talking City slicker We’re all here but not all on the level I've come to the conclusion we can't all be special Now I'm a wild man Yesum I'm a brute I was a problem child man Back in my youth Daddy always told me When my brain got to tickin’ Boy you better watch out now You could sho use a whippin’ Jack of all trades and; master of none It's just the way it is when, You’re the carpenter’s son Now I'm working everyday I leave it all on the job I swing a hammer, banging nails Until my elbow throbs Sweat soaked Sucking on sawdust Carving my own path Reckless and lawless Jack of all trades and; master of none It's just the way it is when, You’re the carpenter’s son Jack of all trades and; master of none It's just the way it is when, You’re the carpenter’s son
3.
I got that rock n roll baby and it’s in my soul, yeah It’s been the same damn way since i was ten years old, yeah And ever since i picked it up you know i cant put it down yeah You know i’m out on the dance floor and i’m scootin around, yeah No I can’t slow down, cuz it’ll kill me babe No I can’t slow down, cuz it’ll kill me babe You know them country boys play them hillbilly songs You know i might sit back and i might sing along But when them blues brothers play them electric guitars, yeah You know i’m out on the dance floor and i’m scootin around, yeah No I can’t slow down, cuz it’ll kill me babe No I can’t slow down, cuz it’ll kill me babe No I can’t slow down, cuz it’ll kill me babe No I can’t slow down, cuz it’ll kill me babe
4.
Well I'm just here to light one up,and lean back Baby won't you tell me what to do to help you relax I'm just here tonight, tonight to get my scene back And maybe let you listen to a little of my feedback I wake up, and turn the page But every single day I've ever seen seems to remain the same It's like the pages in the book are stuck to one another OH me, oh my, oh brother What if I told you I walked with the devil today And the devil told me boy this world's gonna end someday So I stood up and I said Mr devil why you trying to be my friend La, da, da da, da Walk with the devil Oh man, what's the plan? Won't you let me lay it out for you so you can understand I'm just here tonight, tonight for one reason I'm just here tonight, tonight, to make friends Look at you out there spinning around in the rain You do that hard enough your bound to go insane Yeah you do it good enough you cause damage to your brain I said it once and I'll say it again What if I told you I walked with the devil today And the devil told me boy this world's gonna end someday So I stood up and I said Mr devil why you trying to be my friend
5.
I take my time Try to unwind I drink myself blind I do it all the time Day by day I wish it all away I know it's not okay No matter what I say At the bottom of the bottle I harass myself, and I wonder if I'll ever be free Way down at the bottom I ask myself, How the hell I let it happen to me It's a pitiful sin The same old glass again I just throw one back and grin This one's for you my friend A hard day’s work Works up a hell of a thirst It's like a goddamn curse I guess it could be worse At the bottom of the bottle I harass myself, and I wonder if I'll ever be free Way down at the bottom I ask myself, How the hell I let it happen to me I can never be free, I can never be free I can never be free, I can never be free I've come undone my head it twisting Out in the sun, it's gone down, my head is twisting I've come undone my head it twisting Out in the sun, it's gone down, my head is twisting I can never be free, I can never be free I can never be free, I can never be free
6.
Bad Man 04:26
I'm not a bad man, It’s just a little part of me No I'm not a bad man, Its just part my personality I'm only evil on the inside, I'm just right on the outside I'm only evil on the inside, Just right on the outside Look at the bad man, Down inside of me Take a look at the bad man, Tell me what you see Bad man Bad man I'm a bad man, It’s just a little part of me Baby I'm a bad man, It’s just part my personality I'm peanut butter on the inside, Hard candy on the outside Peanut butter on the inside, Hard candy on the outside Look at the bad man, Down inside of me Take a look at the bad man, Tell me what you see Bad man Bad man I don't ever wanna be what I gotta be (Don't ever wanna be it) I don't ever wanna do what I wanna do (Don't wanna do it) I don't ever wanna see what I gotta see (Don't ever wanna see you) I ain't a bad man but you’re driving me to it (Driving me down) Bad Man! Bad Man! Bad Man! Bad Man!
7.
Framing Man 02:46
I'm a framing man I'm a framing man I got a gun in my hand And I’m a study the plans Cause I'm a framing man If I go out on my own I won't be alone for long I'll have a crew of my own And we'll be setting the tone If I go out on my own I'm a hot sweat dripping, I'm a hot sweat dripping, on a hard days work I'm a hot sweat dripping, I'm a hot sweat dripping, on a hard days work And It's a crying shame Oh it's a crying shame I got you to blame You'll be crying my name Yeah it's a crying shame It's a hot sweat dripping, it's a hot sweat dripping on a cold cold night I'm a hot sweat dripping, I'm a hot sweat dripping on a cold cold night And when the wrong thing starts to feel right Run away into the night And if the right thing starts to feel wrong I guess it's time to be moving on,on,on And when the wrong thing starts to feel right Run away into the night And if the right thing starts to feel wrong I guess it's time to be moving on
8.
I think your dirty wearing marks of the beast You say it doesn't scare you cause you don't believe You think I'm weak because I roll my eyes and talk about it I think your beautiful, your evil is beautiful I Want to tattoo cover my skin I want to pull my teeth and paint my eyes I don't wonder if I'm doing anything wrong I am a prisoner surviving on lies I am the one with the dirty little secret I am American I do what I like I am the one with my fingers in the jelly I'm just a freak take a look in my eyes Go tell your government the two party system doesn't work Fuck republicans and the Democrats are even worse Throw out your television throw out the newspapers fuck the evil tyranny and fight the evil tyranny and I wanna do it, I wanna do it I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna do it I am the one with the dirty little secret I am American I do what I like I am the one with my fingers in the jelly I'm just a freak take a look in my eyes I'm the one, I'm the one I'm the one, I'm the one I'm just a freak, I'm just a freak I'm just a freak, I'm just a freak
9.
Baby Love 03:43
There you are When i wake up Just another day With my baby love When you asked me Which one was she You know I’d tell you that’s my baby love You're a shining star Shining bright in the night sky Who you are You’re my baby with the alibi When you told me This love ain’t free You know I’d pay for my baby love There you go Yeah you’re doing that thing again Truth be told I’m fighting feelings and I can’t pretend When you told me That this love ain’t free Guess I’m a fool for my baby love You’re my baby love Got that alibi Won’t you gimme little kiss When you’re walking by
10.
Red 03:07
Red trucks, driving down the road Red shoes, on my swollen red toes Red necks, chewing on red man A red gun, caught in a red hand A red head, once read my mind Said one day, that you go blind I said that's alright, Cause all I see is red All I see is red All I see is red All I see is red All I see is red All I see is red All I see is red Red, red, red One day I'll bee dead, yeah Red signs Telling me where to go Red wine Making me slow Red, red, red One say I'll be dead, yeah
11.
I'm tired and I'm dirty and my heart is broken My head is twisted up I'm about to start chain smoking My heart is always beating but I still feel dead I just take another breath and try to make it to the end Behind every good woman there's a real bad man. Behind every good woman there's a real bad man. Behind every good woman there's a real bad man. Behind every good woman there's a real bad man. I'm sorry that I left but I felt I had to go Now I'm feeling weary and u wanna come home I wish I was stronger I'd wear my heart on my sleeve But I can't convince myself of what I want to believe Behind every good woman there's a real bad man. Behind every good woman there's a real bad man. Behind every good woman there's a real bad man. Behind every good woman there's a real bad man. And I just couldn't do the one thing you needed And I just couldn't understand all them feelings I threw our hearts to the ground now they're bleeding, yeah there bleeding Now I'm leaving Now these little tiny grains of what appears to salt Are filling up the jar and now I think it's my fault I think about your hair and your skin and your smell I think about your heart and how it hurts like hell Behind every good woman there's a real bad man. Behind every good woman there's a real bad man. Behind every good woman there's a real bad man. Behind every good woman there's a real bad man.

about

With their debut full-length album Can’t Slow Down, Graveltooth managed to capture lightning in a bottle as they balanced their talent as songwriters alongside the instrumental prowess and rock and roll attitude that has made them such an explosive live act. Chris “Frenchie” Smith, the Austin-based producer known for his work with acts like Built to Spill, The Toadies, Meat Puppets and a slew of local favorites, was the perfect pick to help Graveltooth harness their energy in the studio and the chemistry meant they were able to cut the album in just six days.

“We knew exactly what we wanted to do. We're trying to tap into that main vein of rock and roll attitude, so it felt right to do it quick and dirty and do it with a guy who knows how to make a rock and roll record. He did his homework and we did ours,” says Evan Bozarth.

The attitude of the music also comes from the songwriting, which is mainly helmed by guitarist Curtis Pierce who drew from his working class roots for lyrical inspiration. “There are moments of happiness and euphoria and moments of struggle. I'm a blue collar guy and this life isn't always going to be easy and you gotta struggle sometimes...these songs reflect the ups and downs of that lifestyle.”

You can hear these ups and downs in the pacing of the record, which jumps seamlessly from a place of confidence and rock and roll swagger on songs like the funky “Baby Love”, “Can’t Slow Down”, and “Dirty Little Secret”, to vulnerability and insecurity on songs like “Bottom of the Bottle” and the potent album closer “Every Good Woman”. Playing off both of those perspectives gives the record an ebb and a flow and a sort of humanity that ties all the songs together.

Graveltooth’s reputation in Austin is firmly established, and with the release of Can’t Slow Down they share their distinct, Hudson Bend-influenced sound with old fans and new around the country. Let’s just hope the rest of the U.S. is as ready as Austin to take a rock and roll trip with Graveltooth.

GRAVELTOOTH is:
Curtis Pierce - Guitar, Vocals
Cameron Cummings - Guitar, Vocals
Dustin Bozarth - Keyboards, Vocals
Evan Bozarth - Bass, Vocals
Keith Laudieri - Drums, Vocals

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released July 6, 2018

Recrded at The Bubble - Austin, TX
Produced by Chris "Frenchie" Smith
Recorded by Frenchie, Jas Nowicki, Christopher Messina
Mixed by Frenchie and Christopher Messina
Mastered by Alex Lyon for Bubble Mastering - Austin, TX

Packaging Design by Evan Bozarth of AIRSHP
Photography by Rahm Carrington

Vinyl mastering & Laquer cutting by Welcome to 1979
Vinyl Manufactured by Gold Rush Vinyl - Austin, TX

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