Sound Of The New South

by John Earle Mainord

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released February 25, 2016

All Songs written, performed, engineered, and mixed by John Earle Mainord at Brushy Creek Sound in Denton, Tx. Mastered through Landr.

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John Earle Mainord Denton, Texas

Denton, Texas singer-songwriter, John Earle Mainord, hammers out a sound that ranges from soulful country-folk, to driving electric roots. Accompanied by thought provoking lyrics, his songs paint vivid imagery of nature, love, loss, and growth.

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Track Name: The Dam Gon' Break
Love who you love and hold them tight
Don't give a damn if they're black or they're white
Or maybe two women, Or maybe two guys
All love's got wings and deserves the right to fly

So sing it with me
Don't worry it won't be long for the dam gon' break
It's gon' break oh lord
Don't worry it won't be long for the dam gon' break
It's gon' break yes sir
Don't worry it won't be long for the dam gon' break
It's gon' break that's right
Don't worry it won't be long for the dam gon' break
I said the dam gon' break singin' hallelujah

All those lookin' to roll one tight
Spark it up, open up their minds
You better run, you better hide
Johnny Law likes you drunk cause
You think too much when you're high

So sing it with me
Don't worry it won't be long for the dam gon' break
It's gon' break oh lord
Don't worry it won't be long for the dam gon' break
It's gon' break yes sir
Don't worry it won't be long for the dam gon' break
It's gon' break that's right
Don't worry it won't be long for the dam gon' break
I said the dam gon' break singin' hallelujah


Hallelujah (8x)
Track Name: Here Come That Thunder
Deep in the forest
In a sunlit cove
A twelve pointer, easy
And a poised blues eyed doe
A wild ballet
Of wonder and light
A new revolution
Bounds into the night

Baby I'm burnin'
Burnin' for you
Baby I'm dyin'
I'm dyin' for you

Wait, what's that thunder
Ridin' the breeze?
My love run like wind as you
Head for the trees
Raindrops of ruby
Come showerin' down
Here come that thunder
A choppin' me down

Baby I'm burnin'
Burnin' for you
Baby I'm dyin'
I'm dyin' for you

What could you get from my
Head hangin' up on your wall
But a wicked love of power
And a heart that's growin' awfuly small?
What could you get that is
Possibly worth killin' this love?
May God reign upon you
Like a hellfire fallin' from above

Baby I'm burnin'
Burnin' for you
Baby I'm dyin'
I'm dyin' for you
Track Name: Complainin' About Rain
What in the hell can I say?
What in the hell can I say?
Tell me what in the hell
Can I say about all this grief?
My house just split to pieces
Floatin' down the street
And oh let me tell you
It was a sight to see

What in the hell can I do?
What in the hell can I do?
Tell me what in the hell
Can I do about all this pain?
I felt their fingers slip
Oh as they washed away
Stripped of sacred love
I lay slain

I cried ooh
Ooh and I can't
I cried ooh
Ooh and I can't

I've been prayin' but can't find no peace
Been prayin' but can't find no peace
Been prayin' but can't find no peace
In all this Hell
A mother's cryin' for her son
He couldn't swim that well
In to that wicked current
Her heart fell

She cried ooh
Ooh and I can't
She cried ooh
Ooh and I can't

We cry Ooh and I can't
I can't carry on
I can't carry my load no more(4x)
Track Name: Tired of Me
I never thought I'd be a wicked man
Was taught if I could love like the son of man
Heaven would send me a lover divine
Burnin' for me 'til the end of time

But every love I know keeps growin'
Tired of me
Heaven knows where I went wrong you're
Tired of me
On my knees I'd die for you and you're
Tired of me
Maybe God don't love me he's grown
Tired of me

Well I think
I'm growin' tired of bein' me

I can love a woman like you've never seen
Gentle as a babblin' mountain stream
My love run deeper than the ocean blue
Now tell me lord what more can I do

When every love I know keeps growin'
Tired of me
Heaven knows where I went wrong you're
Tired of me
On my knees I'd die for you and you're
Tired of me
Maybe God don't love me he's grown
Tired of me

Well I think
I'm growin' tired of bein' me

From the day I was born
My love as never been good enough
Turnin' demons in to friends
Yeah you know it made me tough
But oh, to be a man, born in love with the light
Condemned by the divine
To wander in the endless night Oh

Where every love I know keeps growin'
Tired of me
Heaven knows where I went wrong you're
Tired of me
On my knees I'd die for you and you're
Tired of me
Maybe God don't love me he's grown
Tired of me

Well I think
I'm growin' tired of bein' me
Track Name: Sincerely, The 99
"It's hard to make a livin' at all
From the bottom we just feel so small
And the bodies are linin' up
Against the wall
The preacher's gon' and lost his mind
He'd do devilish things for a dime
And if he can't really find God
How can I?"

This is a letter to Uncle Sam
And the "U, S, of A"
"We're starvin' down here while you're
Pourin' mor wine
How long can you expect
To get away with this

Signed,
Sincerely,
The 99"

"Half the teachers have lost their way
And the others are underpaid
And if we an't find a way to fix this
I'm afraid for us
Our parents threw away all their dreams
And told us it was called "Growing Up"
But now they're workin' towards an early grave
And still not makin' enough"

This is a letter to Uncle Sam
And the "U, S, of A"
"We're starvin' down here while you're
Pourin' mor wine
How long can you expect
To get away with this

Signed,
Sincerely,
The 99"

"If you could find it in your heart
To remember what set us apart.
After all don't it mean somethin'
To be an american?"
Track Name: Ain't No Wonder
She said babe, I love you
It don't get better than this
Northeast Texas sunsets
And your sweet kiss
I turned my eyes
And I beheld
It would seem as if I had
Escaped from hell

Well there ain't no wonder in my mind
Why Johnny found a way to walk the line
We all know the outlaw
Dies lonesome, cold, and blue
So I'm thinkin' I'd much rather
Grow old with you

I said love, I've never
Seen beauty before tonight
And it dawned on me
That I want you for the rest of my live
As I laid you down, gentle as a man can do
You said honey now I need to know
So shoot me straight and true

I said there ain't no wonder in my mind
Why Johnny found a way to walk the line
We all know the outlaw
Dies lonesome, cold, and blue
So I'm thinkin' I'd much rather
Grow old with you