Out Of The Sky

by The American Drag

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The American Drag's 2nd studio album. Independently recorded and produced.

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released June 15, 2009

1.) Enemy’s God (Evankovich)
2.) Fill Me Up (Evankovich, Levy)
3.) Take Your Medicine (Evankovich, Grisman, Shaughnessy)
4.) Inside (Evankovich, Hertz, Levy, Thwaites, Shaughnessy)
5.) Sorry Again (Evankovich, Levy)
6.) Forgotten One (Evankovich, Thwaites)
7.) Out of the Sky (Evankovich, Shaughnessy)
8.) Carton Horse (Evankovich, Thwaites)
9.) F&F (Evankovich)
10.) Dakota (Evankovich, Shaughnessy)
11.) Everybody Fell Asleep (Evankovich, Thwaites, Grisman, Shaughnessy)
12.) Hottest day of the Year (Evankovich)
13.) Tied to a Stone (Evankovich)

All Lyrics by Will Evankovich except “Dakota” by Will Evankovich & Joseph Shaughnessy

All Songs Published By American Drag Music (ASCAP)

The American Drag is:

Will Evankovich, Vocals, Guitar & Misc.
Monroe Grisman, Guitar & Background Vocals
Alan Hertz, Drums & Percussion
Eric Levy, Keys
Joseph Shaughnessy, Bass
Jason Thwaites, Guitar & Mandolin


Stevie Blacke performs all strings on “Hottest day of the Year”

April Grisman sings backgrounds on “Sorry Again”

Tommy Shaw performs dual guitar solos with Jason in “Out of the Sky”

Produced By Will Evankovich
All tracks Mixed by Alan Hertz except tracks 3, 6, 9, & 12 Mixed by Chris Manning

Recorded at:
In the Pocket Studios, Studio Amontillado, and Shabby Road.

Mixed at;
In the Pocket Studios, Prairie Sun Recording, Salamander Sound, & Shabby Road

Engineering by:
Chris Manning, Alan Hertz, & Will Evankovich

Additional Engineering:
Adam Donkin & Jonathan Chi

Additional General Production:
Jack Blades on Enemy’s God

Additional Vocal Production:
Raz Kennedy, tracks 4 & 6
Adam Donkin, tracks 8,9,11, & 13

Mastered By Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Hollywood, California

Album art and design: Eric Lindsey

Photography courtesy of:
Fred H. Blades Late 2nd Lieutenant Air Service U.S. Army, 1918

Special thanks to:

Chris Webb, Gregory A. Haldan, Django Bayless, Karl Kraft, Allison at Moody Leather, Bob and Robin at Taylor Guitars, and Melissa at GHS strings.

Eric Levy plays Moog synthesizers.


The Drag would like to thanks all friends, loved ones, and supporters for making everything far from a drag. We love you all!

Visit us online here: www.americandrag.net

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Track Name: Enemy's God
Your gonna miss me when you think I ‘m gone
Is no time is wasted? It’s time to carry on
It happens so fast I think “what’s the point of it all?”
and I hang on so dearly to something I may not recall

I beg you
I love you
I fade you

Hey brother won’t you break these chains
Tired of running wont you let me win
We’re all running from the same damn thing
Running from the enemy’s god

Slow on the leash and quick to the heart’s decay
I walk for miles on that bridge that has yet to be paved
It happens so fast I grieve what I can’t get done (oh lord)
Regretting so dearly the hate lost on everyone

I beg you
I love you
I fade you

Hey brother won’t you break these chains
Tired of running wont you let me win
We’re running from the same damn thing
Running from the enemy’s god

The trouble with angels that don’t have no wings
They take you to places that don’t mean anything
I’m lost in your eyes but I’ll pay for your way when you fall
You might as well fall…

Hey brother won’t you break these chains
Tired of running wont you let me win
We’re running from the same damn thing
Running from the enemy’s god
Running from the enemy’s god
Running from the enemy’s god

Running …..oh
Track Name: Fill me up
I remember when I worked for love instead
It faded over time for a mercenary head
If feel no guilt no one can ever change me
I hide behind the walls that close in on me

Fill me up again
Make me want to live
Take my hand and try
Ya change this world of mine

I greet the strangers with a handshake and a smile
I pass my judgments so quickly all the while
It’s a miracle they don’t see through it
So invisible that it makes me sick

Fill me up again
Make me want to live
Take my hand and try
Ya change this world of mine

And all your war medals, hanging there
Can’t erase who you are too me
It turns me on you standing strong, mistakes and all
Your alive, your effect,
It turns me on, I want to live, I want to give, give away, my mistakes
It turns me
It turns me
Cause it turns me
Turn it on

Fill me up again
Make me want to live
Take my hand and try
Ya change this world of mine

Change this world of mine
Change this world of mine
Change this world of mine
Ya Change this world up
Track Name: Take Your Medicine
Lost outside your picket fence she grieves her past when…
A tall young man walks her through the church by the hand
She’s going, she’s leaving today…
Back from the convent an orphan lost her way

It’s a crime against yourself so you better
Take your medicine
Take your medicine from me

On a train back from New York she found resolve in question
If no one did want me than why didn’t I start taking?
The train froze its wheels on that day
Back from the convent an orphan lost her way

It’s a crime against yourself so you better
Take your medicine
Take your medicine
Take your medicine
Take your medicine from me

Like a butcher praying inside the walls of the Vatican
She leaves the hundreds of men that she’s know on the steps by the garden
She’s laughing, she’s crying, she sees yes
That it’s the kind of beautiful that brings you to your knees

It’s a crime against yourself so you better
Take your medicine
Take your medicine
Take your medicine
Take …….
Track Name: Inside
She lit up a smoke that sparked her smile
Fair weather friends would only stay a while
Booze in the back fancy collars up front
Now I’m trying to give her what I think she wants

It’s been 10 years since I lost my name
I cried for help but no one came
She saved my life but she took my soul
And caged me up like an animal

Oh it’s my life again
I went to the bottle and I made it back alive
Oh it’s my time again
Break out of the inside
Break out of the inside

Turn the key, staring at the street
Drive me to my destiny
Where the day time vampires wait hungry
And I celebrate their company

Oh and it’s my life again
I went to the bottle and I made it back alive
Oh and it’s my time again
Break out of the inside
Break out of the inside

I don’t joke about only one thing
Prison breaks from this disease yeah

Oh it’s my life again
I went to the bottle and I made it back alive
Oh and it’s my time again
Break out of the inside
Break out of the inside

Oh and it’s my life again
I went to the bottle and I made it back alive
Oh and it’s my time again
Break out of the inside
Out of the inside oh
Out of the inside
Out of the inside
Out of the inside
Track Name: Sorry Again
Watch out somebody said
Those rockets go straight to your head
Could it be that this waltz we dance?
Is nothing but a cheap cold fiction?

You wait for another
Send me a letter
Given me the push for something better
Ooh I’m sorry again

A drink for a lover
Aren’t you comin over?
You sell me out in the undercover
Ooh babe I’m sorry again

You’re a taxi without a fair
You’re idle but you drive everywhere
Could it be that you hope I’d ask
To get in your good graces again

You wait for another
Send me a letter
Given me the push for something better
Ooh I’m sorry again

A drink for a lover
Aren’t you comin over?
You sell me out in the undercover
Ooh babe I’m sorry again

And all, that is fair, couldn’t give a damn for me
so I will stop saying
That you want to change things
Cause you want to…

I’m Sorry…..I’m so sorry
Ohhh I’m sorry again yeah
A drink for a lover
Send me a letter
Drop me honey, but there is nothing better
Ooh babe I’m sorry again
Ooh I’m sorry again
Ooh sorry again
Track Name: Forgotten One
The first night I dreamed of days with her
I woke up I was left undone
The second night I went to her home
Behind her doors everything was gone

It’s an empty feeling
When you lose your ceiling
You stand there naked at the door
And all your good intentions
And your life’s ambitions
Can’t save you from this anymore

I’ve lived with wonder of promised loved
it turns its back and say’s it’s never enough
How people can dream through all of this
Maybe they are to scared of the things they’d miss

It’s an empty feeling
When you lose your ceiling
You stand there naked at the door
And all your good intentions
And your life’s ambitions
Can’t save you from this anymore

And it’s an empty feeling
When you lose your ceiling
You stand there naked at the door
And all your good intentions
And your life’s ambitions
Can’t save you from this anymore

Well it’s an empty feeling
When you lose your ceiling
stand there naked at the door
all your good intentions
And your life’s ambitions
Can’t save you, can’t save you anymore
Track Name: Out Of The Sky
You could see a picture with writing on the wall
Of a fighting prophet speaking of the fall
Your trapped in a jail and called a heretic
And you sit in silence while your story sticks

Their gonna break you down
Their gonna make you try
Their gonna say goodbye
Cuz freedom gets you freedom gets you
Out of the sky again
Out of the sky again
Out of the sky again
You watch & wait

You see no virtue in this gilded age
And those that hurt you sleep with their own wage
And in this age of martyrs, martyrs for martyrs sake
You’re all alone now until the truth it breaks…it breaks

Their gonna break you down
Their gonna make you try
Their gonna say goodbye
Cuz freedom gets you freedom gets you
Out of the sky again
Out of the sky again
Out of the sky again
You watch & wait

Their gonna break you down
Out of the sky…
Coming at you…
You cult fiend, its dragging me
I’m coming at you

Out of the sky again
Out of the sky again
Out of the sky again
Track Name: Carton Horse
Hey there money bags brand new suit made of rags you’ve got it all have a ball
Hey there my best friend on your feet and knees again you’ve got it bad tell it sad yeah
You shoot high for the dust your love and hate look like lust you couldn’t get any worse
Hey there I saw her first I caught a ride on your black Hearst you have it all until you fall

No I can’t fool you
No I can’t school you
And I can’t fool you
And I can’t school you
And I can’t fool you
and I can’t school you

The best you get won’t get you out of this
On your knees again

Cocaine all around money don’t mean anything to those who don’t value it
Hey there your lost again the colonel don’t have directions back to the tomb you wish he’d wait for you

and I can’t fool you
No I can’t school you
And I can’t fool you
And I can’t fool you
no I can’t school you

The best you get won’t get you out of this
On your knees

Lord knows you’re low
But you love your life of sin
So faith in your hour of need is on its way

And I can’t fool you
No I can’t school you
And I can’t fool you
And I can’t school you
And I can’t fool you
and I can’t school you

The best you have won’t get you out of this
The best you get won’t be enough of it
And all the while you’re stuck here in a mess……On your knees again
Track Name: F & F
F & F

You’ve got the best of the game
I’ve got quits for all of your bang & blame
Our cold war is a headline again
In bar room fights it turns out that no one wins

Hey look what you did
You blame me for killing yourself
You can level with me
Are you not better off all alone?

Fools on Parade
Fight with the good ones
And you tell yourself you’re in love with the bad ones
Unlucky you…

My friend’s Reason & Luck
Don’t have room for those who don’t get stuck
Chivalry won’t save you again
I break bread with enemy’s when they’ve got to win

Hey look what you’ve said
You blame me for killing yourself
Guilt is good company
But you’re not better off all alone

Fools on Parade
Fight with the good ones
And you tell yourself you’re in love with the bad ones
Unlucky you….unlucky you again
Unlucky you again

Fools on Parade
Fight with the good ones
And you tell yourself you’re in love with the bad ones
Fools on Parade
Fight with the good ones
And you tell yourself you’re in love with the bad ones
Unlucky you….unlucky you….again
Track Name: Dakota
Here they come creeping west again
White devil wanna steal the road
With all the gifts that they want to give

Right here stands a tall man
Hoping to get a hero’s welcome
He gets more than what he planned

Yellow metal keeps on driving them farther westward, westward
Meet the devil with the dirty hand

You’ll pay you’ll pay
you’ll pay you’ll pay for it
you shoot you shoot
you shoot you shoot strait
and the devil’s got his dues got his dues
coming to him

Your lighting fires just to watch ‘em burn
You drive the knife in when our backs are turned
They couldn’t teach you what you wouldn’t learn

Right here stands a short man
Who’s humble from his neck down
When he screams no one hears a sound

pay you’ll pay
you’ll pay you’ll pay for it
and you shoot you shoot
you shoot you shoot strait
and the devil’s got his dues got his dues
coming to him

and he’s alive again
walk a lie again
and he’s alive again
cause he’s a lie
live a lie
cause he’s a lie

and you’ll pay you’ll pay
you’ll pay you’ll pay for it
and you shoot you shoot
you shoot you shoot strait
and the devil’s got his dues got his dues
coming to him
you see he’s alive again
and he’s alive again
and he’s alive again
and he’s alive again
Track Name: Everybody Fell Asleep
Staring at the new day sun I can hardly believe
You keep yourself locked up and you can’t even breathe

Everybody fell asleep
Everybody missed their chance to come along
Everybody took a very wrong turn
So why am I standing here alone?

I know the reason you get so angry with me
I live my life like you are the last thing I‘ll see

Everybody fell asleep
Everybody missed their chance to come along
Everybody took a very wrong turn
So why am I standing here alone?

Don’t look back until ya, get to the end of the road
And don’t look back until ya, get to the end of the road
Well don’t look back until ya, get to the end of the road
Don’t look back until ya, get to the end, get to the end…
Well don’t look back until ya, get to the end of the road
Track Name: Hottest Day Of The Year
Kindly brush those ashes off
That fire in the hills will never leave
And it’s 120 on the asphalt
To damn hot to do most anything

She’s so mad about her past
she cant even breath
curse her money under the bed
and curse her broken knees
she’s wide awake in this moment does she still believe
she’s ruled by love

The gas pumps are all closed today
And there’s big trouble from the men on TV
She always knew this day would come
Will she help her brother or turn on everything

Living in a can on the flats she thought she’d never leave
A gasp for air, another chance to save her company
There’s no mistakes in this moment does she still believe
She’s ruled by love
She’s ruled by love
She’s ruled by love
Ruled by love
Track Name: Tied To A Stone
Hello Sinner, the smell of your coat gave you away
You’ve come from the court house, where the walls they change your life by the day
And I’m so faded in this two bit role in this movie
And I’m exhausted but alive enough to watch you on TV

Don’t wait till your luck runs out
Don’t push don’t feed the urge to go to sleep
Don’t wait till your time has come
Don’t leave the scene when the truth is still a dream

And what if you did this? What if I sleep with the enemy?
I must be steady, or we both might crash before you are set free

Don’t wait till your luck runs out
Don’t push don’t feed the urge to go to sleep
Don’t wait till your time has come
Don’t leave the scene when the truth is still a dream

The truth is still a dream…

When all the goodbyes come at the end
And when the child in her eyes sees again
Don’t wait till your time has come
Don’t leave the scene when the truth is still a dream
And I’m tied to a stone with no rope
And I’m falling strait down with no hope
Don’t wait till your time has come
Don’t leave the scene when the truth it just a dream
Still a dream….