Mountain Home

by Owen Temple

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Produced by Gabriel Rhodes
Recorded at Graceyland / Sunbird Studios, Austin, Texas

OWEN TEMPLE - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
CHARLIE SEXTON - Baritone Guitar, Bass
GABRIEL RHODES - Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Piano
RICK RICHARDS - Drums, Percussion
BRIAN STANDEFER - Cello
BUKKA ALLEN - Piano, Organ, Accordion
TOMMY SPURLOCK - Pedal Steel Guitar
ADAM CARROLL - Harmonica
GORDY QUIST - Harmony Vocals
JAMIE WILSON - Harmony Vocals


Cover photo by John Watkins. Used by permission. © Copyright 2008. All rights reserved. auburnwad@hotmail.com

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released April 26, 2011

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Track Name: Mountain Home
Mountain Home
(Owen Temple)

He's going back to Mountain Home
Cedar trees and stone
Said he's been gone too long
He's going back to Mountain Home

Live oak and limestone and rivers when it rains
Big sky and cedar trees and cold clear springs
Every shade of blue, every shade of green
He's had gray prison walls, he's due a change of scene

He's going back to Mountain Home, Cedar trees and stone
Said he's been gone too long, he's going back to Mountain Home

That trouble at the ranch dragged down the family name
But he says he got more than his share of the blame
He's been locked up in Huntsville for twenty years or so
The middle of nowhere is where he wants to go

He's going back to Mountain Home
Cedar trees and stone
Said he's been gone too long
He's going back to Mountain Home

Flashing yellow light intersection in town
Tells travelers to take warning, but most folks don't slow down
With the post office closed, the wind's the only sound
He's headed home on a one way Greyhound

He's going back to Mountain Home
Cedar trees and stone
Said he's been gone too long
He's going back to Mountain Home

To that hilltop all alone
He's going back to Mountain Home
Track Name: Medicine Man
Medicine Man
(Owen Temple, Adam Carroll, Gordy Quist)

All over the land he's spoken of
Wise as a snake, gentle as a dove
When that wolf wears sheep clothes
He shakes dust off his feet before he goes

He's a medicine man
He's a medicine man

He walks the lands, you never seen before
He's on a mission, conquistador
He'll be your slave, he'll be your king
He'll be what you want, be your everything

He's a medicine man
He's a medicine man

Bells and beads, he'll give you some
There's a whole lot more where that comes from
He'll make a sign and touch your head
Make you shake and dance gonna raise the dead

He's a medicine man
He's a medicine man
He's a medicine man
He's a medicine man

He'll walk on waves, he'll fix your health
Get what you need to save himself
Might lose your house, might lose your home
But he'll give you back more than you have known
He will rise your tide, he will set your sun
Be your dealer, your healer, your only one

He's a medicine man
He's a medicine man
He's a medicine man
He's a medicine man
Track Name: Fall in Love Every Night
Fall in Love Every Night
(Owen Temple)

Boots and rhinestones
Canadian tuxedoes
Honky tonk zeros
Neon lights

Rocky Mountain beer signs
Parking lot Thunderbird wine
Ten 'til showtime
Dim the lights
Fall in love every night

Metal building stage sound
North Texas showdown
Feeling high and lowdown
Staying up all night

That kid's gonna be a star
But he can't find his car
He used his guitar
In a back room fight
He falls in love every night

Bouncing hot checks
Surviving car wrecks
Where you gonna sleep next
Hold on tight
Fall in love every night

Drinks his own snake oil
Mixed with Crown Royal
Crank in tin foil
Blacks and whites

Played cards with Freddie King
Lost everything
That he got to play and sing
But that's all right
He falls in love every night

The clothes you slept in
You play the gig in
Don't bother to tuck it in man
It looks all right
You fall in love every night
You fall in love every night
Fall in love every night
Track Name: Old Sam
Old Sam
(Owen Temple, Adam Carroll)

Timber Ridge, Virginia is a mighty fine place
From that soil sprung a leader of the human race
He had eyes full of thunderstorms and hair like gold
He was seven foot tall when he was six years old- Old Sam, Big Sam

Down in Alabama in 1812
He and Andy Jackson raised all kind of hell
Got shot by an arrow but he had no fear
Hero was the job that he chose for his career- Old Sam, Big Sam

Sam got tired of being the governor of Tennessee
So the Raven flew south to be a drunk Cherokee
He slapped a nasty Congressman right in the face
He said y'all go to hell, I'm gonna find a better place for Old Sam, Big Sam

He rambled on down to western Arkansas
Kicked around Oklahoma where he took up with a squaw
In those days Texas was damn near Mexico
Old Sam decided next that was where he's gonna go- Old Sam, Big Sam

That devil Santa Anna was a molester and a thief
Getting him throwed out a Texas was a mighty big relief
After swatting Santa Anna like you would a pesky fly
He drank a river full of whiskey and ate a piece of pie- Old Sam, Big Sam

Sam told folks not to start a Civil War
But they told Sam just to go and find the door
He sired eight more kids on the Gulf Coast plain
They don't bear the scars but they all bear the name of Old Sam, Big Sam

Sam Houston stood tall, he was true and tough
That statue's pretty big, but it ain't big enough for Old Sam, for Big Sam
Old Sam