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released November 1, 2012

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Dead Rocking Horse New York, New York

Dead Rocking Horse is a New York City-based blues & hard rock outfit, comprised of Marron Chaplin (vox/guitar), David Alva (bass), Jaster A. Leon (guitar), Julio Arias (drums), and Jacqueline Stevens (violin).

"Don't tell me that you grew up and now you're a serial killer because when you were a little kid, you had a rocking horse and it died."
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Track Name: Down The Mountain
I am the water you breathe
I am the air that you drink
I am the concept you feel
The emotion you think
I am the image you hear
I am the song you can see
I'm every thing that you are
And all you hope you can be

I am the gently rolling stone on down the mountain and I'm headed for you--

I am the truth you deny
I am the fate you can't flee
I am the all-seeing eye
but you will never see me

I am the gently raining fire from the heavens, and I'm headed for you
Believe every word that I say 'cause they're all true

I am the bridge you can't burn
I am the cross you can bear
I am the friend who won't turn
I am the shame you won't wear

I couldn't let the world descend into damnation, no not even you
Believe every word that I say 'cause they're all true
Track Name: It Ain't Me
It Ain't Me
It sounds like somebody's screaming
It sounds like somebody's crying
It sounds like somebody's freezing
It sounds like somebody's dying
But I don't care
No, I don't care
As long as it ain't me
As long as it ain't me

Got the world on your shoulders
It's got you down on your knees
And you will only grow older
And feel your troubles increase
But I don't care
No, I don't care
As long as it ain't me

And when I'm hurt I'm as cold as a dead man's heart
But you won't watch me fall apart
In the eyes of the ones who wish me dead
They can't afford the price upon my head

I see your tired and your hungry
I see their hurt and their need
I know I'm walking among the
Downhearted, sad and diseased
But I don't care
No, I don't care
As long as it ain't me

Somebody tell me I'm dreaming
Somebody tell me they're lying
Somebody stop me from breathing
I'll never stop you from trying
'Cause I don't care
No, I don't care
As long as it ain't me

This heart of stone, will it serve me well
When I burn in Hell, oh no
This heart of stone, will it serve me well
When I burn in Hell, oh no
Track Name: Whiskey And Water
I lie here pretending I'm something I'm not
Like I have self control that you know I ain't got
Like I'm not as hopeless
As you always thought
Well I lie here and try to convince you I'm clean
And I know that to do this is evil and mean
I'm no different
Than the tragedy you've always seen
'Cause the elephant in the room
Is the bottle in my bag
My whole life smells like the circus
And still you can't see the red flags
I once was the strongman now walking the tight rope in drag

'Cause I drank more whiskey than water today
I drank more whiskey than water today
You loath me, my love 'cause I'm lying to get you to stay
When I promise you I'll drink more water than whiskey someday
Promise you I'll drink more water than whiskey someday

This Garden is empty, the moon has gone dark
Not a sound in this wilderness, except for my heart
And it's pounding
Like it's gonna explode
Well this life never was such a walk in the park
Endless journey and I didn't ask to embark
So I stumble
Along some strange Roman Road
And I use
Any medicine I lay my hands on
Then I disappear
Along with any ground I had to stand on
So I fear
When I fall I'll have nothing to land on
Come on, fall into Nothing with me

And we'll drink more whiskey than water today
We'll drink more whiskey than water today
I'm lying, my love 'cause I need you and want you to stay
When I promise you I'll drink more water than whiskey someday
Promise you I'll drink more water than whiskey someday

Come on and fall into Nothing with me
Track Name: Violent Love
Violent Love
Johnny loves Jessie and he don't know why
All he wants to do is try to make her cry tonight
Jessie's such a pretty girl but always sad
Because Johnny's just a pretty boy who treats her bad at night
He's headed downtown to pick him up some waitress
Nail her to his mattress, Jessie's gonna hate this night
She can't say nothing 'cause she's been told
Another fuckin word her ass is out in the cold tonight
Two black eyes means he told her twice
But still she sits and cries

C:
It's never enough
You know my heart likes it rough
I understand this ain't love
But I just, I just can't give you up
And even though you break my back
I'm always gonna take you back
When I need another heart attack,
Give me another heart attack
I can't get enough of your violent love,
Can't get enough of your violent love
Can't get enough of your violent love...

I was slinging whiskey at a bar downtown
To a crowd of broken strangers just trying to drown their minds
When in walks Johnny with his head held high
Just looking to see what his ravenous eye could find
I caught his eye, he took me in
I fell in love, he played to win
Before the night was old my ass was out in the cold again
And still at night sometimes I cry
I just can't say goodbye