West Of Here

by The Currys

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released March 25, 2016

All songs written by The Currys
Galen Curry - vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, piano (6)
Jimmy Curry - vocals, acoustic guitar, bass
Tommy Curry - vocals, electric & acoustic guitar, mandolin

Additional Players:
Brian Caputo - drums, percussion // Daniel Clarke - organ, piano, keyboards // Charles Arthur - pedal steel (5), dobro (11), lap steel (13) // Chris Smith - electric guitar (12,13) // Johnny Humphreys - percussion, drums (6) // Matt Kauper & Stewart Myers - auxiliary percussion

Produced by Chris Keup, Stewart Myers & The Currys
Recorded & mixed by Stewart Myers
Recorded at White Star Sound in Louisa, Virginia
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian, Kevorkian Mastering Inc.

Album Design by Christa Albano
Cover Photography by Hinson Bevis
Additional Photography by Hinson Bevis, Allie Hatchett, Holly Fairchild, Woody Jiang, Denise Curry, James Steele, and The Currys.

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The Currys Port St. Joe, Florida

The Currys are a melodic folk rock group made up of two brothers, one cousin, and a rhythm section. Their music is characterized by rich vocal harmonies and charismatic live performances that keep you on your feet. Although originally formed as an acoustic trio, The Currys now commonly perform as a full band, backed by Matt "Trixx" Kauper on bass and Johnny Humphreys on drums. ... more

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Track Name: Hold Me Here
Darling I need you right now, more than I ever have
Bottle of gin and the ground are making it hard to stand

You gave me a kiss and you helped me undress
I fell asleep ‘neath your touch and the warm of your breath

Feel your weight upon my chest
Beating slow, beating fine
Could you help get some rest
And hold me here tonight

Darling I need you right now, more than I ever have
It’s not that I’m losing my way, but frozen here in my tracks

Teach me to move and be bold in the night,
To dance with the ghosts of the fog in the street lamp light

Feel your weight upon my chest
Beating slow, beating fine
Could you help get some rest
And hold me here tonight
Track Name: If I Find It
There’s a devil I know
Comes speeding into focus
Then away she’ll go
Cutting through the forest like a lightning bolt
I keep up the best I can

Climbing up the walls
Can’t you see that I’m in love?
But now aint we all
I want something that I’ve never felt before
‘til then it’s hard to give a damn

If I find it, I’ll let you know
And be sure to bring it back to you

Light of the morning’s
Ahead of the storm
Wherever I go

Grasping at straws
A desperate man following a siren’s call
Sound advice never really helped at all
Just made me a bitter man

I made no sound
Never started fighting ‘til they put me down
Then I got to thinking that the long way ‘round
Was the way to go

If I find it, I’ll let you know
And be sure to bring it back to you

Light of the morning’s
Ahead of the storm
Wherever I go
Track Name: Firestarter
How many times do you expect me to fall in love?
How many stories can I have, how many feelings can I hold before I let it all out?
And how many people can know me real?
How can I open up my chest, let all the right words rest on the tip of my toungue?

But baby if it’s good for you,
then it’s good for me,
I’ll be a better man, when the questions get a little bit harder,
But I won’t be your firestarter

How many words, can I tell you, that I didn’t say to her?
I can fill my mouth with honey hun, but the sentiment is gonna come,
from a little bit deeper,
and you’re not gonna like it, you’re not gonna like it,

But baby if it’s good for you,
then it’s good for me,
I’ll be a better man, when the questions get a little bit harder,
But I won’t be your firestarter

I believe love, can be something real,
but it’s something you earn, not just feel,

How many times do you expect me to fall in love?

But baby if it’s good for you,
then it’s good for me,
yeah I’ll be a better man, when the questions get a little bit harder,
oohhhh I’ll be a better man, but I won’t be your firestarter,


I won’t be your firestarter
Track Name: Restless
I know this is hard for you, it’s hard for me

But I can’t pretend I can be content to leave things be

I am restless, now, can’t you see

And there’s things I wanna be


Everywhere I go, the air that I breathe there tastes like home

Everywhere I turn, you are in my questions as they beg to burn

So I let ‘em burn


I’ll be this pot of water boiling on the stove

You can sit there and stare, count the minutes down before I explode

Lord I feel like I’m ‘bout to blow

But there’s things you need to know


Everywhere I go, the air that I breathe there tastes like home

Everywhere I turn, you are in my questions as they beg to burn

So I let ‘em burn


Everywhere I go, the air that I breathe there tastes like home


Everywhere I go the air that I breathe there tastes like home

Everyone I’ll be, floating on the breeze in front of me

I am restless, now, can’t you see
Track Name: Novelty
Just assumed we’d be here forever
We’d drink, we’d bitch and we’d moan
But leaving was quitting, that’s something we’ve never done

So clumsy and foolish and proud
Tired of being let down
It took me a while but I think I understand now

Break in the dam with the words spilling out
Blood on the sand from a punch in the mouth
Made it easier now to see me the way that you do

Heard there’s a girl there, maybe you knew
Her scenery keeps changing, so she does too
That’s the way of the world, the way of the land
Climb up in your saddle, ride as fast as you can
It’s your last chance to see how she was meant to be seen
Before we come along and ruin the novelty

There’s loneliness hanging around here
There’s anger set into these stones
Don’t want this place to confine you if it ain’t your home

Break in the dam with the words spilling out
Blood on the sand from a punch in the mouth
Made it easier now to see me the way that you do

Heard there’s a girl there, maybe you knew
Her scenery keeps changing, so she does too
It’s the way of the world, the way of the land
Climb up in your saddle, ride as fast as you can
It’s your last chance to see how she was meant to be seen
Before we come along and ruin the novelty

Take you back, bring you back home
I can’t take you back or bring you back home
Track Name: Cream and Crimson
She was fading like the autumn, she was blooming like the spring

Wrapped in folds of cream & crimson, the bride that she was meant to be

They say her papa was a fine man, they say that he loved her the most

But you can give your love in excess sure as all men give up the ghost


You can’t build castles out of water, you can’t forget you can’t forgive

Hear me all you fathers’ daughters for the lives you’ve yet to live


Found him dressed in Sunday’s finest, found his heart all on his sleeve

Found her in her mama’s white dress, the bride that she would never be


I would like to end a good man, I would like to be at home

I know we, none of us, die happy, but must we always die alone?
Track Name: All It Takes
I could be your home,
I could be the walls,
I could keep you warm inside in wintertime, hold you close,
I could be your shade, when summer comes,
The sunlight dances, shimmers on the lake,
Be your light, I could help you see
The boy in front of you, girl in front of me,
Be your friend, when darkness comes,
And wraps you up and then you’re all alone,
And it tells you that’s what you’ve become,

Oooooooooh, oooooooh, ooooooooh

You could live your life,
I’m not here to chaaaaaaaange you,
No I’m not a stake, fixed in the clay,
I could cut the rope
I want to float around this wooorld with you,

Let the world surround us,

I could be your home,
If you let me in,
That’s all it takes,
That’s all it takes
That’s all it takes,
That’s all it takes,
That’s all it takes,

Oooooooh, oooooooh
Track Name: Hours and Days
Hours and days
Spent taking my time
As she walked through the room
She was crossing my mind
Oh desire,
How I wanted to know her

Books and their bindings
Scattered around
hungry eyes searching for lines to jot down
to describe her,
No, I never did find her

Rushing down hallways
Smell of perfume
Drawn by the notion
Exciting and new
She flashed me a smile
Then I lost track for a while

When I fell, She knew
The last thing she wanted
I’d stumbled in to
When I fell, She grew
A little bit cold
There was nothing left I could do

Don’t say you love me
Not if you mean it,
Our hearts will continue separately beating
Our dreams will unfurl,
To sail ‘round this beautiful world

So she set her sights, Fired away
Flew out of my window
Down the fire escape
And the streets of the city
Swallowed her whole
Where she is now
Only god really knows
Track Name: Bone and Blood
When you fear the monsters in the dark

And when first you fall and break your heart

I will be your blanket, I will be your anchor, from the very start


When you learn the pains of growing up

When they splash vinegar into your cuts

I will be your healer, be your anesthesia, I will stitch you up


My bone and blood, my only love, won’t you stay with me?

It won’t be long, you’ll travel on,

But I will stay with you even when you’re gone


When you no longer hear me when I speak

When I get banished to the way back seat

I will still be patient, I can sit in silence until your time of need



My bone and blood, my only love, won’t you stay with me?

It won’t be long, you’ll travel on, but I will stay with you

My bone and blood, my only love, won’t you stay with me?

Life goes on, you’ll move along,

But I will stay with you even when I’m gone


When I shuffle off this weary life

When you miss me on a rainy night

I will be your dream, waiting in the wings, with the arms that held you tight

I will be your blanket, I will be your anchor, till the day you die
Track Name: Do It Again
Suck it up and steel yourself,
Life is hard but I know I’m gonna kiss you on the mouth,
one of these days,
I’ll breath you in and close my eyes,
project you on my lids each night,
oh darling would that be ok?
well I’m gonna do it anyway,

And I, will not let a few miles affect me,
I’ve been on boats, cars, trains, planes, and ferrys,

And I would do it again, I’d do it again,
It’s a great big world, lets cover some ground,
report back in June, make sure our hearts have stayed in tune,
And I would do it again, I’d do it again,
it’s not releasing our love like a wayward balloon,
it’s striking out on our own, we’ll be flying together soon,
we’ll be flying,

Wake up, smile, perform your tasks,
you feel it too, so you don’t gotta ask,
I’m gonna love you wherever you go,
so keep that place in new york city,
I’ll call you up when I get shitty,
we’ll make plans to take over the world,

And I, will not let a few miles affect me,
I’ve been on boats, cars, trains, planes, and ferrys,

And I would do it again, I’d do it again,
It’s a great big world, lets cover some ground,
report back in June, make sure our hearts have stayed in tune,
And I would do it again, I’d do it again,
it’s not releasing our love like a wayward balloon,
it’s striking out on our own, we’ll be flying together soon,
we’ll be flying together soon
Track Name: West Of Here
She skipped town on the night train
Cash from her little sister’s piggy bank
Tucked in the pocket of her rain jacket
Left a note for ma and pa
Saying, “I’ll be back again tomorrow”
But tomorrow, it just hasn’t come yet

She is feeling
For the moment
Better
So Much better than before

The only thing she knew
Her rock to cling on to
The Sky, it must be blue,
West of here

She could be an actress
Or a model, and with some practice
She could be singer on a big stage
She don’t hate what she left behind
But home it never satisfied
So now she is on her way

She is feeling
For the moment
Better
So Much better than before

The only thing she knew
Her rock to cling on to
The Sky, it must be blue,
West of here
Track Name: Tastee-Freez
Johnny took the camper down to New Orleans
Bumped into Molly at the Tastee-Freeze
“Girl, you wanna burn this city to the ground
‘Til the husbands and the whores come screaming out?”

Georgia fell in love, she was seventeen
Had the bright blue eyes of a beauty queen
Met him at the party, when the lights went out
“Georgia, would you like to take a drive around?”

Oh little mama won’t you go,
No one needs to know
No one needs to know

Hey little baby we could stay
Pass the night away
Pass the night away

Heard you were born with a heart of gold
Boy came along and stole it years ago
He dropped it in a puddle, tried to dull its shine
Let me help you bring it back to life

Oh little mama won’t you go
No one needs to know
No one needs to know

Hey little baby we could stay
Pass the night away
Pass the night away

They’ve killed the lights on the inside
Maybe we’ll find a place of our own
And if you think the time is just right
I don’t know where, baby, we will go
But we will go
Track Name: May the Road Get Wider
You will never have to go, down this road alone, we’ll keep on walking Side by side,
And when the fence is pushing in, and space is getting tighter,
May the road get wider,

To my friends right beside me, with the magic in their voices,
Helping me make all my choices, fitting all my pieces, well y’know,
Those are your legs, hitched to your bod, hitched to your brain, with all Those flaws but
They’re yours man, and I can’t tell you what to do,
But as long as you do do,

You will never have to go, down this road alone, we’ll keep on walking Side by side,
And when the fence is pushing in, and space is getting tighter,
May the road get wider,

Let a little confusion in your house,
Don’t drive mr. chaos away,
He’s gonna be showing up here anyway,
He’s gonna show up,

To all the folks who taught me, love is, a gigantic kaleidescope,
Always different, but always beautiful,

Well those are your legs, hitched to your bod, hitched to your brain, With all those flaws
But they’re yours babe, and I can’t tell you where to go,
But I can tell you one thing,

You will never have to go, down this road alone, we’ll keep on walking Side by side,
And when the fence is pushing in, and space is getting tighter,
May the road get wider,