THE BUM DITTIES

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Full CD available for purchase at Fuzz Records in Albany NY.

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released November 16, 2012

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The Bum Ditties Albany, New York

The Bum Ditties are a 3 piece acoustic band from Albany NY. The band members include Ryan Moore (guitar/vocals) Adam Muro (banjo) and Dan Maddalone (bass/vocals).

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Track Name: No Love Song
Well I don't wanna sing you no love song
Just wanted you to know I care
and any time you call upon me I'll be there as long as you want me
cause sometimes we need our friends to take us there.

Well I don't wanna sing you no sad song
Just recognize this hurt I wear
cause I've got issues I'm addressing and through my losses I find blessings
for each of us now has our cross to bear

Well I don't wanna sing you no folk song
Just understand these words I share
Cause every story has an ending and it just aint worth pretending
cause the story just aint the same less you were there

Well i don't wanna sing you no country song
but i promise to be tried and true
and honestly your trust in me is all there ever really needs to be
for a man like me honey, to trust in you
Track Name: Always Somethin
Well this life is somethin and Im doin fine.
All this movin forward stuck up in rewind.
Well theres always somethin but not the time.
Searchin for an answer we cannot define.

A castle in the sandbox, nightmare on a nap.
I walked alone for 9 days and its a long way back.
It seems that in my dreams im dying all the time.
Searchin for an answer we cannot define.
We cannot define.

Now all along the sidewalk people stand in line.
Waitin for the big show its a sign of the times.
We know we dont know whats next in line.
So stick around and watch now cause here comes the tide.

A castle in the sandbox, nightmare on a nap.
I walked alone for 9 days and its a long way back.
It seems that in my dreams im dying all the time.
Searchin for an answer we cannot define.
We cannot define.
Track Name: More To This Story
In a run down old shackle outside the village square
an old man lies shameful without a dime to spare.
Well you may not have notice in the early of the day.
You may have turned your shoulder and you may have walked away.
But you think of what you pray for your money, your health, your home
and you go on living shameless still keeping what you've owned.

But on a cold winters night or a warm summer morn'.
The dirty old rat in a quarry or a storm
Is someone who'd love a meal at their home
but theres more to this story than we know.

So you peek around the alley to see what you can see
and you see a man who doesn't fit in your society.
So you give the man a dollar and he takes it with a grin
but he doesn't know your sympathy or about how much you sin.
But you turn and walk away now so proud of what you've done
and the man says "Thanks for nothin', you wont miss me when Im gone."

But on a cold winters night or a warm summer morn'.
The dirty old rat in a quarry or a storm
Is someone who'd love a meal at their home
but theres more to this story than we know.
Track Name: Settle Down
I've never been a man with one true darling
and I never let no woman bring me down.
but lately she's been heavy on my heart strings
and lately I've been thinkin on settling down

Theres all these little things that got me wondering
just why I never felt this way before
maybe we've been destined for each other
or maybe I'm just feelin a little insecure

I've never been a man with one true darling
and I never let no woman bring me down.
but lately she's been heavy on my heart strings
and lately I've been thinkin on settling down

Now comes to mind a constant contradiction
and in my mind it ever seems to grow
but love is blind for those who have mistaken
treachery for tenderness I know.

Cause I've never been a man with one true darling
and I never let no woman bring me down.
but lately she's been heavy on my heart strings
and lately I've been thinkin on settling down
Track Name: Honey Bee
So my darlin' my baby my sweet little honey bee
well I've called and I've called and I've begged darlin' down on my knee.
But you don't answer my calls.
Not my knock on your door.
So my darlin' Ill call and Ill beg just a little more.

So my darlin' my baby my sweet little honey bee
well how long till you break just how much will it take you to see
that I love you and thats why Im callin'.
That I love you and thats why I beg.
Now my darlin' my baby i cant get you out of my head.

So my darlin' my baby my sweet little honey bee
well I've seen you round' town actin all so eager to please
with your hand on another mans paw
and your lips on another mans jaw
now my darlin' my baby i'm beggin' you I cant take no more.

So my darlin' my baby my sweet little honey bee
well I called just to tell you to meet me down by the old willow tree
and I've been waitin' here since 12:30.
Now my darlin' I cant take no more hurtin'.
So i hung from a rope on a knot with a note just from me.
Track Name: Big City Blues
In this old city where no one knows my name
I keep to myself cause I cant keep up with the pace
Now I'm so lonesome oh but no one knows my pain
and I bet that every soul around also feels the same

I got those big city blues honey how bout you?

Now i know theres people hurting all across this plane
but I cant find the light to take away the pain
Some people take their pills but nothing works the same
as a good old fashioned whiskey well to ease into my day

Cause I got those big city blues honey how bout you?

I dont live in luxury I aint got no fancy things
maybe if I did this town wouldn't seem so down and dim
but then again theres a river for all us folks to go drown in
with everyone who's no one in this city filled with sin

and i got those big city blues honey how bout you?
Track Name: High Road
Well sometimes I sit and wonder how it is I got this way
As bitter and misleading as the words that I once sang
but my foolish ways have led me stray from this life I once called home
and I've settled in to this life of sin on this dark, on this dark and lonely road

Cause I've been taking the high road most of my life
and now I'm so tired of doing right.

Now the fools all get pulled under by the current down below
and the rounders they all blunder in these ghastly gusts alone
but you'll never learn unless you take your turn and put one foot on the tracks
and once you're in my friend you cant look back again but I'm never, no I'm never lookin back

Cause I've been taking the high road most of my life
and now I'm so tired of doing...

Right for all my days
I was lost but now I've found my way
A steady hand turned upon a steady gaze
and a burning fear that I cant erase

Cause I've been taking the high road most of my life
and now I'm so tired of doing right.
Track Name: Bound To Fall
Loves been spoken on many times
Many times before
I aint sayin I've seen it all
But theres one thing I'm sure

I wasn't born for loving no body
No one at all
I built my tower to tall and now honey
It's just bound to fall

I've had women that come and go
I've had women both young and old
Every one of them tells me so
that my hearts as cold as the driven snow and thats why

I wasn't born for loving no body
No one at all
I built my tower to tall and now honey
It's just bound to fall
Its bound to fall

Now I've hoped and I've prayed
to find me some better way
But through all of my reason
It seems I'm just stuck in my way

So if you're out there loving somebody
and you want it all
Build your tower just tall enough honey
Or it's bound to fall
Its bound to fall
Track Name: Worried Man Blues
Well it takes a worried man to sing a worried song.
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song.
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
Im worried now, but I wont be worried long.

Well I crossed the river and i laid down to sleep.
Well I crossed that river and I laid down to sleep.
I crossed that rived and I laid down to sleep
When I woke up I had shackles on my feet.

Because it takes a worried man to sing a worried song.
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song.
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
Im worried now, but I wont be worried long.

Well i asked that judge "What'll be my fine?".
I asked that judge "What'll be my fine?".
I asked that judge man "What'll be my fine?".
"21 years on the Rocky Mountain line."

Because it takes a worried man to sing a worried song.
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song.
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
Im worried now, but I wont be worried long.

Well I went cross the river with chains around my leg.
I went cross the river with chains around my leg.
Well i crossed that river with chains around my leg
and on each link was the initial of my name.

Because it takes a worried man to sing a worried song.
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song.
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
Im worried now, but I wont be worried long.

Well this train that I'm ridin' on is 16 coaches long.
Well this train that I'm ridin' on is 16 coaches long.
Well this train that I'm ridin' on is 16 coaches long
and the girl I love got on the train and gone.

Because it takes a worried man to sing a worried song.
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song.
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
Im worried now, but I wont be worried long.