Salt of the Earth

by C.R. and the Degenerates

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released June 24, 2016

C.R. Gennone - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
James Abbott - Guitar, Lap Steel
Keith Williams - Bass, Guitar on "Sandpaper"
Cameron Smith - Banjo, Mandolin
Harrison Bieth - Keys
Max Rauch - Drums, Bass, Tambourine, Vocals, Guitar on "Sandpaper"

Engineered and Produced by Max Rauch
Mixed by Max Rauch and C.R. Gennone
Mastered by Skylar Adler

All Songs Written by C.R. Gennone

Cover Art by Chelsea McCluskey



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Track Name: Edge of Hell, Kansas City
Felt like a bottle rocket
Like a solar flash across the sky
Crossed the Mississippi River
Sunk a line in the middle of the night

Saw my friends disappear in the mirror
On the Chicago city line
There's something waiting out there
What it is, I can't find
Track Name: Iron Curtain
Never tell me the odds again
I already know what it takes to be a man
The radio says rock and roll ain't cool anymore
Well who gives a shit what's cool anymore

Iron curtain's drawn inside the hotel
Resentment in these rooms holds me against my will
Well they say rock and roll ain't cool anymore
Well there's hidden love everywhere you look
Track Name: Pink Slippin'
I've been pink slippin'
My heart's been runnin'
I left behind some friends
With no time left to see them

Feel like I've been runnin' out of time
To make it to the big time
Life's always worth the risk
Cause struggling is endless
Track Name: Western Upholstery Supply
Started working for the Western Upholstery Supply
Last time I saw the sun shine was the last time you saw me
Found a place down the street, I got more than what I need
Ain't no sheets on the bed, cause I got you in my head

Workin' til the day I day
Track Name: Salt of the Earth
Took a job out of the country

Hung it up long ago

Let my dreams out to dry

And become salt of the earth

Getting behind the eight ball again
Kickin' the dog on my way back in
Track Name: Georgia Guarantee
A Georgia guarantee is all I can give you
To prove to you that I love you
I shout your name across the great plains
But I ran my mouth in the deep south

I'm a doom tourist in my house
Track Name: Newport Pleasure Sickness
I felt as lonely as an Omaha airstrip
Never thought of myself as a flight risk
Passing Newport pleasure signs
And everyone's doing fine in the picture

Everything looked big to me when I was a kid
Now everything looks bigger than me than it ever did
I've been bluffing all the time
And everyone's doing fine in the picture
Track Name: Sandpaper
Digging away everything at stake
Love's not for the faint of heart
But I'm still clawing at the door
But I'm still clawing at the door

Burning up flying towards the sun
Curiosity will kill ya
But I'm still choosing my fates
But I'm still choosing my fates

Take a look at my hands
Track Name: Red Light District
There's a red light district in my mind
Just trying to live between the lines

And though we give our love, it never feels enough
That's when you go to the dark side of the road
Track Name: Louder Than Words
This looks like the place to start again
But it's the same industrial shit

Washing dishes in a Massachusetts town
Thinking about how I let you down

Sometimes it's hard to hear your thoughts
But your heart speaks louder than words