Will Never Die

by The Sam Chase

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1.
The day I stepped my first foot in the city I promised I wouldn't sell my soul The day I stepped that one first foot in the city I promised I wouldn't sell my soul But when the lights and the scene they shined down onto me I swear to you that night I saw the light So if the devil comes callin' you can give him my apartment and I will sign right on the dotted line. My momma always said those girls of the city Aren't the kind of girls we'd like for you to see My momma always said son don't get to busy Those girls sure don't know what's best for me But when those girls showed me The gifts they gave me for free. I swear it brought a tear to my eye Now if this whiskey and women don't kill me I'm certain That I'm pretty sure that I will never die. Now after all that I've done and I'll that I seen Good luck puttin' me down in the ground Cause I have lived and laughed and loved, and gambled, boozed and stolen Enough to tear any grown man down and Oh Lord Oh Lord Look at what your boy has done tonight. So now if you have words for me You can take it up with us three Me, my left hook, and my right. lyrics by Sam Chase
2.
We've all got our problems We all have pockets to fill We've got our grocery lists and things we've missed to pay our cellphone bills But I spend my night on the bar scene Where my friends bartend so I drink for free Until the world starts spiraling and I am poured into the street. and I can see it all go down from the lights of this town It is lighting my decent and all the times that I have spent misunderstood Rock bottom's never felt so good Maybe I should try this over Maybe start doing it sober I sweat tonight will be the night that I do not wake up hungover But all of a sudden the sun is rising and it's not very surprising that I'm lying on the roof drinking Jack and railing lines and I can see it all go down from the lights of this town It is lighting my decent and all the times that I have spent misunderstood Rock bottom's never felt so good Rock bottom's never felt so good They say you can't do this forever I don't intend to prove them wrong but you know even the longest lives don't really last for very long So I'll live it while I've got it and what I've got, I'm living fine. But when you tell your kids your stories you know they'd all rather hear mine Because I've seen the sunrise from a million different pairs of eyes I have smoked many a cheap cigar and drank many more, cheaper wine Oh, you don't seem so impressed at least as far as I can tell But you know I can play guitar and sing and I can do it pretty well. But I owe every lyric, every riff, and every song to all the things that I have done even when most of them were wrong But you know that is just my life where nothing ever is enough you can tell me what you will about my ways and I'll politely tell you to "fuck off." I can see it all go down from the lights of this town It is lighting my decent and all the times that I have spent misunderstood Rock bottom's never felt so good Rock bottom's never felt so good Rock bottom's never felt so good lyrics by Sam Chase
3.
If you keep your options open There are places you will go They will treat you like the kings and queens your parents thought you'd be when you were born You'd see it all, with your head up standing tall and you'd look back and think it's funny how you spent your time and money In this world Living in this perfect world Everyone can write a song. Let me tell you mister you should always talk to strangers because you never really know the brilliant things that you might hear like all of the fall of civilizations caused far off constellations or we all aren't really here, we're just quantum sized good vibrations In this world Living in this perfect world Even strangers sing along If you keep your options open there are places you will go It might be hell, it might be heaven, might be nothing, maybe something else who knows? I can't really say for sure because I've never really been dead before But I guess someday I'll know it, or perhaps maybe I won't In this world, Living in this perfect world. None of us will ever die. lyrics by Sam Chase
4.
When we were young Our minds could move mountains Our bodies were strong to carry the world We witnessed destruction and we lived through a war Our future was longer than our past ever was we saw purpose where we hadn't before So we lit a fire So the world could see our eyes from the wreckage We wore the ashes like scars buried deep in our hands We lit it as a sign to the ones left behind of a future. We had no idea what we were doing and we didn't care At least we were there In a life that is long Hearts will be broken things will be lost and lies will be told Fights will be fought What you own will be stolen Your body will slow and soon you grow old But we still believe that the moments we live are forever And we try not to think there's a moment that it all will end There are lines that have formed that were not there before to remind us Even temples will crumble it's only a matter of when A matter of when Every brick that's placed will be torn down. And all of its worth is returned to the Earth and the sea. And all you say will be forgotten someday But I'll sit here and listen to enjoy how the story is told. It's really all such a laugh what we do for a good epitaph all I'll leave in my will is a few pictures and bills the rest you can do with what you want. But my headstone will read "here lies a beloved guitar, buried with its hands which belonged to a man, who cold play it like a God damned machine." You can dress me in clothes that I've never of worn to address you. You can give me away to that freshly dug grave of my own. You can say I'll live on in the hearts of the ones who remember As I'm nestled away in my coffin, the color of bone The color of bone. The color of bone. lyrics by Sam Chase
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A Lucky One 05:57
He kept a diary until the day he died He wrote of the dreams he had and memories that were never built to last and every page that passed has outlived the man who was there to give them life. There's a soul on every curve of the letters in each word and in every line I hear just what he meant. All those times I could have died Were all the times that I was alive I am a lucky one (a lucky one) and I won't throw it all away just to live another day someday that day will come. (that day will come) I'll catch that ghost train out of town. and I'll look back and take a bow and I'll know just where I've been and where I'll go. But for now I don't know Long before I was born he wrote a line of a love some would feel if they'd lived a fortunate life "You should have seen my smile on my face that I had with her that one immortal night." "I cursed at the moon for not being bright enough to shed more light" "lucky for me my fingers don't need eyes to see. " "and they showed me the light." All those times I could have died Were all the times that I was alive I am a lucky one (a lucky one) and I won't throw it all away just to live another day someday that day will come. (that day will come) I'll catch that ghost train out of town. and I'll look back and take a bow and I'll know just where I've been and where I'll go. But for now I don't know The day he left this world his story ended and his last page turned and when I saw all that was lost from the man who such thoughts I felt as empty as the paper and I yearned for one more day and so I picked up his pen It felt so heavy in my shaky right hand I thought I guess it's up to me To extend his legacy To show the love and life he left for me weren't lived in vain All those times I could have died Were all the times that I was alive I am a lucky one (a lucky one) and I won't throw it all away just to live another day someday that day will come. (that day will come) I'll catch that ghost train out of town. and I'll look back and take a bow and I'll know just where I've been and where I'll go. But for now I don't know lyrics by Sam Chase
6.
I'll give you a little piece of my heart You can stomp it, you can burn it, give it all the hell you've got But please promise me you won't hold on to it too long Becuase this heart of mine is meant for moving on. I've never been one to put my dukes up and fight cause I've never met a dog who's bark was worse than his bite I'm trying to do right I try with all my might But nobody knows this but me People often ask me why I do this to myself I often dodge the question, I say I do it for my health. But the answer is much deeper than I'm willing to delve. But nobody delves deeper than me So take all of your judgements and save them for someone else My psychology is no mystery and my worth is not your wealth I just need a friend to help me and a friend that needs my help A hero is all I really need A hero is all I ever wanted to be. lyrics by Sam Chase
7.
Birds 03:44
Times were tough I'd made some money, had some paid time off I had to get away to get my jolly's off so I left as quick as I could but when I came home I realized I'd left the lights all on The heat was blasting and the windows were all open and it was letting all the cold air in As I looked out I could see them all atop the hill About to fly up away to some far off land Flying high above the silly drama all us humans have and I wish I could be more like them flying overhead I was laid up My bones were broken and my pride was hurt I should have learned to keep my big mouth shut .... I screwed up I can admit that now that I'm laid up Immobilized and praying that someone would come in and shut that open window That keeps on letting that cold air seep into my bones But as I looked out I could see them all atop the hill About to fly up away to some far off land Flying high above the silly drama all us humans have and I wish I could be more like them flying overhead. Sweating all the small stuff makes the tough times even tougher There are quotas to be met and competitions with one another Stress can be a motivator But also an instigator So I will keep it all locked down so it can kill me someday later Oh, I don't know What the hell we want to do this for, Sometimes I wish I could just fly out that open window and let the wind take me where it wants me to go As I fly out I'll meet them all atop the hill and we will fly up away to some far off land. We'll be flying high above the silly drama all you humans have and I will be just like them flying overhead. lyrics by Sam Chase
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Glory 03:09
Harder than a wrecking ball the heat is tearing down these walls the blood and sweat is pouring from the tap It's overflowing There's bodies pounding, broken bones The world could end we'd never know The musics getting louder as our hearts all beat together We came for the glory We came for the fall We came with a fight in our hearts and gave it our best shot People doing what they want to do When nothing here is good for you there's something reassuring with all these bridges that we're burning No one here wants to believe That there might be no way to leave. No one wants to show it it's a trap and we all know it We came for the glory We came for the fall We came with a fight in our hearts and gave it our best shot How could you really blame us in a world where nothing changes people need to know they're doing something that keeps them moving So we built them a house and wrote them a song and we burn that midnight oil doing everything wrong and we feel invincible and yet deep in our hearts There must be a part of some thing that we're doing that's right. We came for the glory We came for the fall We came with a fight in our hearts and gave it our best shot lyrics by Sam Chase
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Keep running The body is burning within your gentle bones that you keep hidden from the world there are millions So keep smiling The world is watching In those eyes you see reflections of a boy who's head is swelling from delusions Take your time as you took mine You're not the only one who's here to save us You may be strong But your strength is useless Take a breathe what you hold is precious Just like the rest, you're just as helpless I'll keep strumming the tune I'm humming It's the only thing that lifts my spirit above the beer and cigarettes I keep around me sing loudly and keep laughing and I'll crack wise as a disguise to hide the weight my spirit puts upon my body I'll take my time to write this line it's important to remember all my friends Who see me though kaleidoscopic lenses They are the artist, I am their canvas Just like the rest I'm just as helpless Take your time and I'll take mine We're not the only ones Who are here to save us We may be strong but our strength is useless Take a breath What we hold is precious Just like the rest, we're just as helpless lyrics by Sam Chase
10.
Wild Child 03:58
I left my body in the water My mind was floating on the wind My eyes were staring at horizons from the valley walls within There's a mountain top to climb to feel the sky rest on my bones and taste the water that's returned from the rivers far below So get lost little soul it's just a thought So throw it off and let it grow I watch it stretch beneath my feet for miles and I'm howling like a wild child This time I'll go it alone. I've got time on my hands the clock strikes five upon my face the day left impressions on my skin the cool night air will soon erase There's an evenness and flow in places man can never go. There's a promise of tomorrow Whether we're there to see the show. So get lost little soul it's just a thought So throw it off and let it grow I watch it stretch beneath my feet for miles and I'm howling like a wild child This time I'll go it alone. Trace each pace back to the place I'm from Listen close they're calling me back home. So get lost little soul it's just a thought So throw it off and let it grow I watch it stretch beneath my feet for miles and I'm howling like a wild child This time I'll go it alone. lyrics by Sam Chase
11.
Cold Night 05:01
It's a cold night And it calls for cigarettes It calls for whiskey drinks And it calls for no regrets It's gonna be a night where all the girls Don't know who they're up against And all those rational weekend warriors have all gone off to bed. And I need a long night Like I need a rope around my neck. I'll be swinging from the rafters Before it all comes to an end. Even though I'll count it as a loss A loss is better than no bet But I'll always be a betting man Even when they stack the deck. It's a cold night And I should take care of myself But not until I hit the bottom Do I worry about my health I can be burning like a flame While I am chilled down to the bone. I'll be soaring high above the rooftops While I am sinking like a stone And I need a long night I need to get this off my chest. It's not for picking up the pieces It's for throwing out the rest Tonight we've got a point to prove We're not too old for this just yet And what's the point of being a better man If you can never be the best I was a cold night I thought I's never see the dawn Now my skin's a suit of iron To protect a soul that's made of stone. But my heart still pounds a war drum rhythm As it rattles in my chest And I'm standing on the front lines Watching the sun rise overhead. And I needed last night And I may need it again tonight I'm a solitary warrior In the solitary fight of his life. I'll see you in the morning and I'll have stories to tell These night may be the stuff of legends So let's make legends of ourselves. lyrics by Sam Chase
12.
Old Blood 03:58
I think that my first memory I couldn't have been more than three I flew over the city like a bird Maybe it was just a dream a physical impossibility but back when I was three I was so sure. I was the wind, I was the clouds, I was the sky. I was the childhood dreams I hoped would never die But now I sit and drink my wine getting older all the time and now I wish I could still spread these wings to feel that old blood flowing through my viens. We held safaris in the backyard bushes Our mansion was made from couches cushions Everything was fine while we were there. The basement was the grand bazaar the hallway, Sunset boulevard We smoked cigars from a deck of playing cards I was the mover, i was the shaker I was the man I was a thousand things I didn't understand. But now I sit and drink my wine getting older all the time and now I wish I could still move and shake to feel that old blood flowing in my viens. We wrote symphonies no one would ever hear We lived a world that never was and never is But if it all came from within How do I get it back again? and how do I know where I'm going if I don't know where I've been? We'd hoist the sails of our sinking ships Through optimistic chants we'd let our presence known to the cold and salty air Our legend lasted longer than our reign how we were masters of the seas before we sank beneath the waves I was the wind, I was the clouds, I was the sun. I was the wolf, I was the chase, I was the hunt. But now I sit and drink my wine getting older all the time and now I wish I could still spread these wings to feel that old blood flowing in my viens. lyrics by Sam Chase
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The second studio album for The Sam Chase.

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released May 31, 2013

Sam Chase- Vocals, Guitar
Ari Daly- Vocals
Jon Leyden- Bass, Vocals
Jack Carr- Drums, Mandolin, Vocals
Devon McClive- Cello
Doug Pet- Saxophone
Justine Leichtling- Violin
Benjamin Corey- Banjo
Ben Juodvalkis- Piano, Accordion, Organ
Kyle McGraw- Harmonica, Pump organ

Recorded in May of 2013.
Released May 31st, 2013
Engineered & Mixed by Kyle McGraw at Faultline Studios in SF, CA
Produced by Sam Chase, Jack Carr and Kyle McGraw
Album art by Tyler Georgeson, Jack Carr, Andrew Luck & Sam Chase
Mastered by Michael Romanowski in SF, Ca
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