Marshall Chapman - Big Lonesome

Big Lonesome

Big Lonesome
That’s my name
Ever since you went away
Things just ain’t the same
Big Lonesome
That’s me
Until you come back home
Big Lonesome’s all I’ll be

I used to be a lone wolf on the prowl
I made the rounds to every bar in town
Then you walked in and turned my head around
I can’t believe how quick I settled down

We said ‘I do’ then sealed it with a kiss
We walked together in a state of bliss
I was making up for all the love I’d missed
Never dreaming it would come to this

Big Lonesome
That’s my name
Ever since you went away
Things just ain’t the same
Big Lonesome
That’s me
Until you come back home
Big Lonesome’s all I’ll be

Now I’m staring at the TV set alone
It don’t matter if it’s off or on
I jump up every time I hear the phone
But it doesn’t seem to ring much since you’ve gone

Big Lonesome
That’s my name
Ever since you went away
Things just ain’t the same
Big Lonesome
That’s me

I hope you come back home
Baby please come home
Until you come back home
Big Lonesome’s all I’ll be

Written by Marshall Chapman and Tim Krekel
Tall Girl Music (BMI) Adm by Bug/ Mighty Nice Music (BMI) Adm by Bluewater Music
All rights reserved.

Recorded at The Train (a recording studio in a converted Pullman car parked behind Union Station) Nashville, TN

Musicians
Marshall Chapman – lead vocal and rhythm guitar
Tim Krekel – harmony vocal and lead guitar
Tommy Spurlock – dobro, steel guitar, and lead guitar
Mark Winchester – upright bass
Tommy Wells – drums


Down to Mexico

I’m going down to Mexico
Down to San Miguel where the cool winds blow
High up on the mountain plain
Nobody there’s gonna know my name
I’m gonna let my soul fly free
Find out what’s inside of me
I’m going down to Mexico

We were gonna fly down there together
Just like two songbirds of a feather
Sing our songs on the mountain slope
While the lights all shimmer in the town below
For the life of me I’ll never know
Why I’m standing here alone
We were gonna fly down there together

Why don’t you blow me away
Please somebody blow me away

I’m going down to Mexico
Down to San Miguel where the cool winds blow
High up on the mountain plain
Nobody there’s gonna know my name
I’m gonna let my soul fly free
Find out what’s inside of me
I’m going down to Mexico
Without you standing by my side
There’s no place left for me to hide
I’m going down to Mexico

Estoy lista
Muy muy lista
Llevame
Llevame ahi
Yo voy hacia Mexico

Written by Marshall Chapman
Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
All rights reserved.

Recorded at the Insanery in Far East Nashville
Tracked December 10, 2009

Musicians
Marshall Chapman – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Will Kimbrough – atmospheric guitars
Jim Mayer – upright bass
Casey Wood – drums and percussion
Lisa Oliver-Gray, Marshall, and Bonnie Bishop – bkgd vocals


Going Away Party

I’m throwing a going away party
A party for a dream of mine
So put me somewhere off in a corner
With a glass and bottle of your party wine

Don’t worry
It won’t be a loud party
I feel too low to get too high
It’s just a sad going away party
For a dream I’m telling goodbye

Don’t worry
It won’t be a loud party
Dreams don’t make noise when they die
It’s just a sad going away party
For a dream I’m telling goodbye

Written by Cindy Walker
Sony/ATV Acuff-Rose Music (BMI)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recorded at The Insanery in Far East Nashville
Tracked on December 10, 2009

Musicians
Marshall Chapman – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Will Kimbrough – guitar
Jim Mayer – upright bass
Casey Wood – drums
Steve Herrman – trumpet


Falling Through the Trees

What’s that sound
Like something falling through the trees
You’d better run girl
Before it knocks you to your knees
Is it real?
Or just something in your mind
You know it’s hard to tell the difference some times

I have dreams
So big I get consumed
I have hopes
That some day they will come true
Call me a fool
But hear me when I say
I wouldn’t have it any other way

I have a feeling
When it comes my time to go
I will wonder
Why it took me so damn long
Lightning, thunder
Why they got nothing on the sound
Of those high hopes crashing to the ground

What’s that sound
Like something falling through the trees

Written by Marshall Chapman
Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
All rights reserved.

Recorded at The Insanery in Far East Nashville
Tracked on December 10, 2009

Musicians
Marshall Chapman – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Mike Utley – Hammond B3 organ
Will Kimbrough – lead guitar
Jim Mayer – mini bass
Casey Wood – drums and percussion


Sick of Myself

I’m sick of myself
I want to be you
Would you trade places with me for a day, maybe two?
I’d like to know how it feels to be laid back and cool
To play that guitar the way that you do
Like your soul is connected to every string
And the whole room’s swaying when you’re playing that thing
Yeah, I’m sick of myself

Everyone loves you from Florida to Maine
You have lots of friends
They call out your name
Hey, Tim!
How you doing?
Can I tune your guitar?
Anything to bask in the light of your star
Yeah I’m sick of myself
If you’ll trade places with me
I’ll trade places with you

(Tim)
I’m sick of myself
I want to be you
Would you trade places with me for a day, maybe two?
I’d like to know what it’s like to be regal and tall
To charm a whole room with that Carolina drawl
To rock with a purpose like ol’ Jerry Lee
While wearing your soul on your rock & roll sleeve
Yeah, I’m sick of myself

Everyone loves you from Memphis to Boston
As the seats fill up
You can hear them all wonder
What will she do?
What will she say?
Then you sing ‘em a story and you blow ‘em away
Yeah, I’m sick of myself
If you’ll trade places with me
I’ll trade places with you

Written by Marshall Chapman and Tim Krekel
Tall Girl Music (BMI) Adm by Bug/ Krektone Music (BMI) Adm by Bluewater Music
All rights reserved.

Recorded at The Insanery in Far East Nashville
Tracked on December 10, 2009

Musicians
Marshall Chapman – lead vocal and rhythm guitar
Jason Krekel – guest vocal
Will Kimbrough – lead guitar
Jim Mayer – electric bass
Casey Wood – drums
Jim Hoke – tenor and baritone sax, horn arrangements
Steve Herrman – trumpet


Tim Revisited

The last time I sang with Tim Krekel
The last time I sang with my friend
Bowling balls rumbled in the ceiling
While people danced like life would never end

One by one the band came up and joined us
They kicked us all into that higher zone
If you were there, then I don’t have to tell you
How we sounded better than the Rolling Stones

Everybody loved everybody
Everybody loved everything
But when Tim turned up his amp and started playing
I swear I heard a far-off angel sing
I’ll fly away

Now I don’t know about this thing called heaven
And I don’t give a damn about no hell
All I know is one night in Kentucky
Heaven rang out clear just like a bell

Everybody loved everybody
Everybody loved everything
But when Tim turned up his amp and started playing
I swear I heard a far-off angel sing
I’ll fly away

Written by Marshall Chapman
Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
All rights reserved.

Recorded at The Insanery in Far East Nashville
Tracked on December 11, 2009

Musicians
Marshall Chapman – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Mike Utley – Hammond B3 organ
Will Kimbrough – electric guitar
Jim Mayer – upright bass
Casey Wood – drums
Jim Hoke – steel guitar, tenor sax
Steve Herrman – trumpet
Lisa Oliver-Gray, Marshall, and Bonnie Bishop – background vocals


I Can’t Stop Thinking About You

I can’t stop thinking about you
No matter what I try to do
My heart is aching like it’s gonna break in two
I can’t stop thinking about you

You were the best I’ve ever known
We had it all and now you’re gone
I see your face in every flower that blooms
I can’t stop thinking about you

So many happy memories
I’m told one day they’ll comfort me
Until that day comes I’ll keep crying these old tears
I can’t stop thinking about you

Nothing will ever be the same
Without you calling out my name
I’m doing all I can to live and carry on
I can’t stop thinking about you

Written by Marshall Chapman
Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
All rights reserved.

Recorded at The Insanery in Far East Nashville
Tracked on December 11, 2009

Musicians
Marshall Chapman – lead vocal, harmony vocal, rhythm guitar
Will Kimbrough – electric guitar
Jim Hoke – steel guitar
Jim Mayer – upright bass
Casey Wood – tambourine


Mississippi Man in Mexico

Mississippi man in Mexico
How’d you get down here
Must’ve been a long and winding road
Uh-huh

Mississippi man in Mexico
Before you disappear
I want to know all there is to know
About you

Outside San Miguel the fires were burning
That moon so bright I thought I might go blind
You laid a feast before us at your table
In a field of cactus grown by your own hand
Buenas noches, Mississippi man

Now I’m back here in Tennessee
But part of me’s still there
Dancing in that cactus field
Moonlight in my hair

Tasting doves all wrapped in love
Finer than a kiss
Mississippi man in Mexico
Sweet dreams are made of this

Outside San Miguel the fires were burning
That moon so bright I thought I might go blind
You laid a feast before us at your table
In a field of cactus grown by your own hand
Buenas noches, Mississippi man

Adios por ahora

Written by Marshall Chapman
Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
All rights reserved.

Recorded at The Insanery in Far East Nashville
Tracked on December 11, 2009

Musicians
Marshall Chapman – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Will Kimbrough – electric guitar, slide guitar
Jim Mayer – upright bass
Lisa Oliver-Gray, Marshall, and Bonnie Bishop – bkgd vocals
Casey Wood – tambourine


I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

Hear that lonesome whippoorwill
He sounds too blue to fly
The midnight train is whining low
I’m so lonesome I could cry

I’ve never seen a night so long
When time goes crawling by
The moon just went behind a cloud
To hide its face and cry

Did you ever see a robin weep
When leaves begin to die
That means he’s lost the will to live
I’m so lonesome I could cry

The silence of a fallen star
Lights up a purple sky
And as I wonder where you are
I’m so lonesome I could cry

Written by Hank Williams
Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recorded at The Insanery in Far East Nashville
Tracked on December 11, 2009

Musicians
Marshall Chapman – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
Will Kimbrough – resonator guitar (slide), electric guitar
Jim Hoke – steel guitar
Jim Mayer – upright bass
Casey Wood – drums
Lisa Oliver-Gray, Marshall, and Bonnie Bishop – bkgd vocals


Riding with Willie

When everything’s swirling around out of control
And everybody’s down to their very soul
Dancing to the rhythm of the universal whole
That’s the way I like it

Keep moving forward, baby, don’t you look back
The journey never ends when you’re running with the pack
This train’s moving fast and there ain’t no track
That’s the way I like it

That’s the way I like it
That’s the way it goes
The more love you give away
The more love that grows
Where it all ends up
Nobody knows …
That’s the way I like it
That’s the way it goes

Big wheels rolling down Interstate 10
I haven’t slept since I don’t know when
I couldn’t really tell you what state I’m in
And that’s the way I like it

Bobbie and Willie play music all night
Sister and brother what a beautiful sight
Songs long forgotten now seeing the light
That’s the way I like it

Written by Marshall Chapman
Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by bug Music
All rights reserved.

Recorded at The Insanery in Far East Nashville
Tracked on December 11, 2009

Musicians
Marshall Chapman – lead vocal, harmony vocal, rhythm guitar
Will Kimbrough – lead guitar
Jim Mayer – electric bass
Casey Wood – percussion, vibraphone
Jim Hoke – steel guitar, tenor sax
Steve Herrman – trumpet
Lisa Oliver-Gray, Marshall, and Bonnie Bishop – bkgd vocals


I Love Everybody

I love everybody
I love everything
I’ve got no agenda
I just want to dance and sing
It ain’t complicated
There’s nothing really to explain
I love everybody
I love everything

We’re living in a world of trouble
Living in a world of pain
All I have to do is turn my TV on
To see a world that’s gone insane
I think there might be a solution
If people everywhere would sing
I love everybody
I love everything

I don’t care about the weather
I can take it come rain or shine
I never feel stuck in a traffic jam
Or waiting in a check-out line
There’s nothing gonna get up underneath my skin
Or stop me when I feel this way
Cause I love everybody
I love everything

Written by Marshall Chapman and Tim Krekel
Tall Girl Music (BMI) Adm by Bug/ Mighty Nice Music (BMI) Adm by Bluewater Music
All rights reserved.

Recorded live at the Vernon, a music club/bowling alley in Louisville KY
May 30, 2009

Musicians
Marshall Chapman – lead vocal and rhythm guitar
Tim Krekel – harmony vocal and slide guitar
TKO (in order of appearance)
John Mann – lead guitar
Michael Murphy – sax
Donn Adams – trombone
Mike Williams – bass
Mike Alger – drums