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Old Man Markley - Up Side Down

I got in way over my head and deep into something
You got away with the words and left me with nothing
What could I say? What could I do?
I fall to pieces over the truth

I’ve been a mess, lousy at best
Hard in the head, hole in the chest

Now everything seems somewhere in between
Awake and a dream
The good and the bad, whatever we had
Are just memories

How long will this last? Stuck in the past
Making excuses, too proud to ask
Why can’t I manage? It doesn’t seem right
Carrying baggage ain’t traveling light

And if there is an upside
To getting this let down
You can’t get any lower
When you’re already on the ground

Looking forward to not looking back
Ahead is much better
The look on my face has nothing to do
With you whatsoever

I’m getting by, I’m doing fine
Most of these days you don’t cross my mind
Whenever you do, I don’t lose my head
I don’t fall to pieces, and I don’t regret

And if there is an upside
To getting this let down
You can’t get any lower
When you’re already on the ground

Crying in the gutter is a good way to drown
No one wants to fall and not make a sound
Lying to yourself makes you look like a clown

And if there is an upside
To getting this let down
You can’t get any lower
When you’re already on the ground

Crying in the gutter is a good way to drown
No one wants to fall and not make a sound
Lying to yourself makes you look like a clown

Crying in the gutter is a good way to drown
No one wants to fall and not make a sound
Lying to yourself makes you look like a clown

Crying in the gutter is a good way to drown
No one wants to fall and not make a sound
Lying to yourself makes you look like a clown

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Rockabilly titans Reverend Horton Heat shook up The Showbox on 1/9 at a very SOLD OUT show. They lived up to their reputation for energetic and LOUD live shows that have to been seen to be believed. If you missed this one, or just want to relive how awesome it was, check out the photos Showbox House Photographer Alex Crick snagged here! He even got some great ones of openers Nekromantix and Old Man Markley!

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Running Weight - Old Man Markley 

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Old Man Markley - For Better For Worse

Punk Bluegrass from California.  

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Sometimes I hate how damn well punk translates into bluegrass. Best Screeching Weasel cover I’ve ever heard.

Hand Me Down
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Hand me down your troubles
Hand me down your faults
Hand me down your struggles
And your heavy-headed thoughts

Hand me down your longing
Hand me down your needs
Hand me down your worries
Hand ‘em down to me

Broke your neck on the pace
Sunday dressed in disgrace
Ain’t no joy in your face
Not a hint, not a trace

You’ve got nowhere to go
So much baggage in tow
You say life’s so unfair
That it’s going nowhere

Hand me down your troubles
Hand me down your faults
Hand me down your struggles
And your heavy-headed thoughts

Hand me down your longing
Hand me down your needs
Hand me down your worries
Hand 'em down to me

Every step you’ve retraced
Left you stuck in one place
How can you satisfy
When you’re stuck on the why?

Overcome with defeat
There’s no way to compete
There’s always gonna be pain
But don’t let it be in vain

So hand me down your troubles (Hey!)
Hand me down your faults (Hey!)
Hand me down your struggles
And your heavy-headed thoughts

Hand me down your longing (Hey!)
Hand me down your needs (Hey!)
Hand me down your worries
Yeah, hand 'em down to me

Hand me down your troubles (Hey! Hey!)
Hand me down your faults (Hey! Hey!)
Hand me down your struggles
And your heavy-headed thoughts

Hand me down your longing (Hey! Hey!)
Hand me down your needs (Hey! Hey!)
Hand me down your worries
Hand 'em down to me