By Steve Mayone

Story

Rescue Me: Credits 

Steve Mayone: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, banjo 

Kristina Stykos: electric guitar, bass, mandolin, harmony vocal

Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion

Patrick Ross: fiddle

Lyrics

Rescue Me: Lyrics

oh I don’t expect you to always read my mind

please don’t feel abandoned when I leave this world behind

there are certain places that you’re not allowed

oh baby I still love you when I am hiding out

 

i know your good intentions its only ‘cause you care

when you are looking for me and can’t find me anywhere

the world has worn me out you know its not your fault

‘cause I don’t expect you to know my every thought

 

I’m drifting down the pavement I’m lost inside a crowd

my head is in the mountains beneath the silent clouds

I’ve left no trail behind me but I can see your lights

oh baby I don’t want you to rescue me tonight

 

to rescue me tonight

to rescue me tonight

 

 

By Kristina Stykos

Story

Backway to Victory: Credits

Steve Mayone: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, percussion

Kristina Stykos: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, piano, harmony vocal

Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion

 

*Victory, Vermont is a four corners town in the Northeast Kingdom - population 97

 

 

Lyrics

Backway to Victory: Lyrics

it’s a cold and wintry day my love have we lost our way

sun’s up but it’s coming down there’s darkness on my mind

where the road and the tangled rivers rise no shelter baby now

maybe it’s a fatal flaw thinking we can see at all

beyond this valley, beyond the sky

 

why, why do we cry, why do we care, oh baby why

the sugar moon’s up, I reckon, we could sure use the light

on the back way to Victory tonight

 

it’s a wild land and we’ve run aground on the shores of paradise

night glows with heaven’s fire and a thousand questions

thrown down by a sliver of moon and the wind swept four directions

but don’t lay down baby let’s go we’ve got to trust what we already know

And find a path through our creation

 

the geese go swiftly wing to cloud how simple then to fly

and never have a need to feel a lover’s warmth or comfort

or walk alone in the fields reaching out from a broken life

but we’ll divine us a northern branch by god while there’s still a chance

we’ll make our run toward salvation

 

 

 

 

By Steve Mayone & Kristina Stykos

Story

South of the Chelsea Line: Credits 

Steve Mayone: lead vocal, tenor ukulele, acoustic and electric guitars

Kristina Stykos: acoustic guitar, bass, mandola, keyboard (piano), harmony vocal

Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion

Patrick Ross: fiddle

 

Lyrics

South of the Chelsea Line: Lyrics

if you’re riding the road tonight             

south of the Chelsea line                           

chances are the moon is bright                

 

windows down and the air’s rushing in

south of the Chelsea rim

silver rain soaking your skin

 

how did we make this         

what drives this love so strong

I have been waiting

yes I have been waiting so long

 

if you’re staying with friends tonight

south of the Chelsea line

i just hope that they treat you right

 

’cause every window and every floor

south of my Chelsea door

is a place where I’ll come to shore

 

if you’re coming up north tonight

from south of the Chelsea line

every fire will be shining bright

 

where will we take this

i can’t believe its wrong

to reach beyond our dreams

far beyond

 

 

By Steve Mayone & Kristina Stykos

Story

Safe Passage: Credits

Steve Mayone: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar

Kristina Stykos: acoustic guitar, keyboards, harmony vocal

Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion

Scott Paulson: bass

 

 

Lyrics

Safe Passage: Lyrics

seeking safe passage to your heart

will winds blow me asunder and tear me apart

searching for a way to land upon the shore

how will I find you when I don’t know you anymore

 

you were running out my door nearly half insane

I raced into the gray, followed you to lake champlain

spinning through the midnight - my thoughts like empty miles

darker than the water, I was thinking of your smile

 

seeking safe passage to your heart

will the ocean pull me under and tear me apart

searching for a way to make your love my own

but how will I find you when I don’t know you anymore

 

passing through the straights, praying to the fates

you let go of my heart - i hope its not too late

i know there's blue sky somewhere on a distant shore

as I felt myself sinking the rain began to pour

  

headlong into chaos, a rolling raging green

black clouds off the bow darker than my dreams

the sky is filled with thunder - I’ve fallen far below

as I sank into the water I wanted you to know

 

seeking safe passage to your heart

will the ocean pull me under and tear me apart

I’m just searching for a way to land on your shore

how will I find you when I don’t know you anymore

 

 

By Steve Mayone & Kristina Stykos

Story

Stealing Away: Credits

Steve Mayone: lead vocal, acoustic and electric guitars

Kristina Styos: mandola, bass, harmony vocal

Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion

 

 

Lyrics

Stealing Away: Lyrics

I’m stealing away ‘cause the river is high

Gone get me a boat and sail to the sky

Gonna get me a rigger and fly to the sun

Gonna leave all my worries and have me some fun

 

I’m stealing away under threatening skies

The water is falling right into my eyes

Gonna get me a compass and a barrel of wine

Gonna laugh at the rain and have a good time

 

I’m stealing away ‘cause the sky’s about to fall             

Roving gangs of kids are ready to brawl

Strange things are happening in my neighborhood

Gonna steal away while the stealing is good

 

I’m stealing away ‘cause the earth’s about to crack                 

The banks of the river can’t hold the water back

The mud is rising to the tops of my wheels

I’m stealing away with the devil at my heels

 

Well I’m stealing away to a place in the sun                              

Gonna rest my head on a pillow of mud

I aint hurtin’ nobody, nobody’s doing me harm

I’m stealing away into my saviors arms

I’m stealing away into my saviors arms

 

I’m stealing away on the rising tide                                             E

Gonna get me some wings and let my spirit fly

Gonna find me a home to rest my weary bones

I’m stealing away, you’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

I’m stealing away, aint nobody doin’ me harm

I’m stealing away into my saviors arms

 

  

By Kristina Stykos

Story

Sugar: Credits

Steve Mayone: electric guitar, lap steel, bass, harmony vocal, percussion

Kristina Stykos: lead vocal, acoustic and electric guitars, harmony vocal

Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion

 

 

Lyrics

Sugar: Lyrics

she was a spring rain on the cigarette studded pavement

she was a zydeco in the arms of a tatooed stranger

she was lost and Jesus would have loved her

if he’d a known all the secrets she hold

 

she was a looker paying hard for a little bit of comfort

she was a late night cheek to cheek with the neon signs

just a fantasy in a subway window frame

don’t make her wrong just adrift and full of shame

 

sugar, saying it don’t make it so

sugar, do it quick and then let go

sugar, call it love or what you know

sugar,  alive but never not broken

 

she was a daddy’s girl but daddy was a no good cuss

she tried to make it right but her choices just weren’t good enough

she caught a rough ride just to see where it would go

too young to hide or to know what she don’t know

 

she coulda been a free bird flying across a great divide

damned if she do but you know she do all right

wasn’t here to fly while she had so much fight in her

always looking up but with the luck of a sinner

 

sugar, saying it don’t make it so

sugar, do it quick and then let go

sugar, call it love or what you know

sugar,  alive but never not broken

 

 

 

By Steve Mayone

Story

Beautiful Blood: Credits

Steve Mayone: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar

Kristina  Stykos: banjo, mandolin

Patrick Ross: fiddle

Jimmy Ryan: mandolin solo

 

 

Lyrics

Beautiful Blood: Lyrics                           

Standing sentry on the hill           

was our grandfather Will  

armed with powder fresh to kill   

and no fear in his eyes                               

 

He rushed the southern flank

led the troops and broke the rank

forced them back to the bank

of the riverside

 

Medals pinned to his lapel

one for heaven, two for hell

a tear for every man that fell

face down in the mud

 

He would sit us on his knee

and tell his stories of bravery

but in his minds eye all he could see

was so much beautiful blood

 

Laying sentry on the hill

the lonely bones of Will

a flower pot for us to fill

and our beautiful blood

 

 

By Kristina Stykos

Story

Trouble and Truth: Credits

Steve Mayone: electric and acoustic guitars, organ, harmony vocal, percussion

Kristina Stykos: lead vocal, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboard, harmony vocal

Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion

Patrick Ross: fiddle

 

 

 

Lyrics

Trouble and Truth: Lyrics

It’s in the emptiness of the light

The holy turning of day to night

Slipping quietly through the trees

Bringing my lonely heart to its knees

 

You only ask me to love and to live

If I could only believe – I could give

If I could feel then I’d surely try

To reinvent this and make it fly

 

It’s a strange bliss

Finally got you on the line

Been starving for connection

And running out of time

It’s a cruel twist

Rising up like the rain

Bringing trouble and truth

To my heart again

 

Now I’m a crow bending in flight

Heading for things that’s just out of sight

Sharpening my wings on the clouds and the rain

Flying faster than a spinning weather vane

 

Now I’m a sparrow chasing the breeze

Raking the wind for the things that it needs

But things slide through your hands even when you’re good

You do what you do and you did what you could

 

I’ve been climbing not sure why

It’s a rickety ladder goes a little too high

But up on the roof there you don’t wear a skirt

And you pledge your allegiance to the sky and the dirt

 

It’s a strange bliss

Finally got you on the line

Been starving for connection

And running out of time

It’s a cruel twist

Rising up like the rain

Bringing trouble and truth

To my heart again

 

 

By Steve Mayone & Kristina Stykos

Story

Come Around: Credits

Steve Mayone: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, mandolin, resonator guitar

Kristina Stykos: acoustic guitar, harmony vocal

Patrick Ross: fiddle

Scott Paulson: upright bass

 

 

Lyrics

Come Around: Lyrics

Come down my love, reach though the night                

Look out your window and follow the light

Put down your work - it’s the end of the week  

Come down to Tunbridge and celebrate with me                                             

 

Come around, come around, come around to my sky                                   

Everyone is dancing except you and I

Come around, come around, I’m ready to fly

Come down off the mountain tonight                                                           

 

Dress me in rain, as pure as the sky

Moonbeams of silver and diamond fireflies

Spin me around with your lips to my ear

Come down from Chelsea all your friends are here

 

Come around, come around, come around to my side

Everyone is waltzing under soft moonlight

Come around, come around, let’s give it a try

Come down off the mountain tonight                 

 

Show me your moves and all of your turns

Show me your fire and how you’ve been burned

Bring me your joy and all of your blues

Drive down the valley, I’m waiting for you

 

Come around, come around, to the fairgrounds lights

Follow the music to the cars parked outside

Come around, come around I’ve got a surprise

Kiss me by the willow tonight                                                                

Come down off the mountain tonight       

 

                    

 

By Kristina Stykos

Story

Wasteland: Credits

Steve Mayone: electric guitar, bass, drums, harmony vocal

Kristina Stykos: lead vocal, electric guitar, harmony vocal

 

 

Lyrics

Wasteland: Lyrics

the hills are blue just like I’m feeling

pretty fish in the river but I can’t see them

why did you love me - i’m sure that i don’t know

 

i feel the heat of the summer’s night

just like I felt it then in the cabin’s light

we drank so deep a water cold as ice

 

and in that final hour the answer may be found                                  

falling from the golden heights of summer’s crown                                             

the glacial streams careening, rejoining in one cry

of all that’s come and gone its love                

that’s passed you by

 

it should have been a warm rain on fertile ground

should have been laughter and drinks all around

how such good fortune could make someone so cruel

 

a single candle’s flame - the fire of believing

or was it carelessness or was I dreaming

to think a simple act of trust could make me such a fool

 

and in that final hour the answer may be found

emptied from your pockets onto the ground

I won't be there to met you or make you feel alive

of all that's come and gone its love

that's passed you by

 

passed you by

it passed you by

 

you took the best years - there’s a difference you know

between a woman’s life and a stone you throw

one in a million stars in the sky tonight

 

and in that final hour the answer may be found                                  

falling from the golden heights of summer’s crown                                             

the glacial streams careening, rejoining in one cry

of all that’s come and gone its love                

that’s passed you by

 

passed you by

it's passed you by

 

 

By Kristina Stykos

Story

Deep, Deep Baby: Credits

Steve Mayone: electric and acoustic guitar, harmony vocal

Kristina Stykos: lead vocal, acoustic guitar, bass

Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion

 

 

Lyrics

Deep Deep Baby: Lyrics

Deep deep baby that’s the way I feel

When I’m losing out to depression

When I go down, broken right down

When I fill myself with oppression

Oh my word, it’s a cold cold world

When the only love is anger

Dangerous times to be alive

When even life is a stranger

 

It’s a plague, it’s a lie

Let the thunder shake the sky

Fight like hell the misery

Don’t fall in the deep deep baby

 

Deep deep baby that’s the way I feel

When I talk but never listen

When I keep running, driving and humming

No sense of what’s missing

Oh my word, it’s a lonely world

When love is only the senses 

I’ll give you - if you give me too

– if you can pass my defenses

 

Deep deep baby, that’s the way I feel

When I’m using ammunition

When I go round, shootin you down

Like I got a holy mission

Oh my word, it’s a senseless world

When the only love is destruction

Pray for a vision to show me the way

- from my own corruption

 

It’s a plague, it’s a lie

Let the thunder shake the sky

Fight like hell the misery

Don’t fall in the deep deep baby

 

 

By Steve Mayone

Story

Jealous Girl: Credits

Steve Mayone: acoustic and electric guitars, lap steel, harmony vocal

Kristina Stykos: lead vocal, acoustic guitar

Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion

 

 

Lyrics

Jealous Girl: Lyrics

I’m a jealous girl with a fearful heart

Who’s that you’re talking to

Oh your tender love tears me apart

Why do these women follow you

 

You have so many friends caught in your sway

I’m afraid that one will take you away

I’m pretty pitiful and I can’t relax

Do you want to dance

 

I get paranoid and insecure

Who’s that on the telephone

I can hear you laugh from the other room

Why can’t I leave you alone

 

Because every now and then

An ex from Vermont knew you when you were a debutante

I wish I didn’t care cause I’m caught in your trance

Do you want to dance

 

Who’s that on your cell phone you seem so at ease

Like she knows how to make you weak in the knees

You put a spell on me and I don’t stand a chance

I’ll surely ruin this romance

 

Do you want to dance

Do you want to dance

 

 

By Steve Mayone & Kristina Stykos

Story

Mess of Love: Credits

Steve Mayone: lead vocal, acoustic and electric guitars, wurli, percussion

Kristina Stykos: harmony vocal

Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion

 

 

Lyrics

Mess of Love: Lyrics

It doesn’t really matter what you think of me

It doesn’t really matter now we’re through

I’ve got nothing to be sorry for

But then again -  I trusted you

 

I’ve got no reason - no inclination

To continue this charade

We were ecstatic and now it’s painful

To take a look at what we made

 

We made a mess of love

We made a mess of love

 

It doesn’t really matter that you lied to me

It’s not a crime to be a fool

Maybe I was just a little naïve

Maybe you were a little cruel

 

I only wish I’d stopped to notice

That you despise what you desire

Your twisted justice and delusions

And the awful vows that you require

 

We made a mess of love

When push came to shove

Cursed by the stars above

We made a mess of love, yes we did