The Night Chuck Berry Died

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Recorded live
March 16th-18th, 2017
at The Peppermill, Reno NV.

Dedicated to the memory of
Charles Edward Anderson Berry.
Let it rock.

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released May 30, 2017

Joshua Cook / guitar and lead vocal
Nick Fishman / drums and backing vocal
Tommy Folen / bass and backing vocal

Engineered by
Daniel Goodnow,
Steve Mehler,
and Chad Clarno.

Mixed & mastered by
Joshua Cook
at The Convent,
San Francisco CA.

Photos by
Karen Goldman.

Album design by
Joshua Cook.

Words & music by Joshua Cook
(except songs 1, 2, 12 & 14
by Joshua Cook & Molly Taylor).

All songs published by
Key of Now, Ltd. (ASCAP).

Produced by Joshua Cook.

Special thanks to Pete Barnato, Brian Kirgin & Julia Jeffers, Doug Folen, P-Dub, Mika Jones, Eddy Undertow, Julian Bendaña, Gray Tolhurst, Ariella Robinson, Matt Ligon, Lapo Guzzini, Stacey Meyers, Risto Ivanov, Big Tall Joe Holmes, Cielo & Stella & Sydney, Cass, Van, Thalia, Thad, Marat, Barb, Sierra, Joe, Ryan, Muhammed, Juan, Aaron, Jim & Julie, Adam Phillips, Mikey Latronica, EmFez, the Vinsons, the Convent, the Family, and all our friends everywhere.

©2017 Key of Now, Ltd. All rights reserved. All wrongs reversed.

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Track Name: Coming on Strong
COMING ON STRONG (Cook/Taylor)

Oh when I met her last winter
I took a sip from her loving cup
Until she said I had to quit her
The scale had tipped, and I couldn’t get enough
She can’t be satisfied, and she’s never wrong
Come, come, she comin’ on strong tonight

She wore a bad-luck locket
Of secret spells that nobody knows
She kept her hand in my pocket
So she could tell when I was ready to go
And when the lights go down she’ll go all night long
Come, come, she comin’ on strong tonight
Come, come, she comin’ on strong tonight
Come, come, she comin’ on strong tonight

Now I got a clearer indication
How I fell for her infatuation
Bowed to the mistress of temptation
When she said oooh, I said whoooa!

But who can really blame her when she’s so young
Come, come, she comin’ on strong tonight
Come, come, she comin’ on strong tonight
Come, come, she comin’ on strong tonight
Track Name: All Bad Things
ALL BAD THINGS (Cook/Taylor)

Been on a cloud of uncertainty
Been comin’ down to the harsh reality
I want out of this poverty
I want out — what’s goin’ wrong with me?
No doubt, no doubt, no doubt,
All bad things come in threes.

I got no work, the city towed my car,
I sunk so low I even stole a 12-string guitar
I wanna know why life’s got it out for me
I wanna cry — someone say a prayer for me
Ain’t no doubt, no doubt, no doubt,
All bad things come in threes.

I met a fine girl, took her out for drinks,
I spilled the wine, my card’s declined, and I threw up in the sink
I wanna know why life’s got it out for me
I wanna cry — someone say a prayer for me
Ain’t no doubt, no doubt, no doubt,
All bad things come in threes.

Baby, take a look at me, can’t you see I got a dream
I’m gonna be a star, just like we all are
But now I feel so down and out that it makes me wanna shout
Don’t close that door, I need you more, than ever, ever, ever, ever, ever before.

No doubt, no doubt, no doubt,
All bad things come in threes.
No doubt, no doubt, no doubt,
All bad things come in threes.
No doubt, no doubt, no doubt,
All bad things come in threes.
Track Name: Here Comes Love
HERE COMES LOVE

All night long, all I see:
The town rolls up its ornamental streets,
I’m down on my luck and dead on my feet
You babe, how you shine like a light
You shine like a light, and then
HEY! Here comes love,
Here comes love, calling, do-do-doo!

All you got is all I need
I got no stock in property,
I got my guitar, a car, and some weed, yes I do
An’ you babe, how you shine like a light
You shine like a light, yes you do, and then
HEY! Here comes love,
Here comes love, calling, do-do-doo!
I said, HEY! Here comes love,
Here comes love, calling, do-do-doo!

Don’t let go holding my hand
Givin’ you up was not in the plan,
We’re gonna fly off to never-never land, and then
You babe, how you shine like a light
You shine like a light, and then
HEY! Here comes love,
Here comes love, calling, do-do-doo!
I said, HEY! Here comes love,
Here comes love, calling, do-do-doo!
HEY! Here comes love,
Here comes love, calling, do-do-doo!
I said, HEY! Here comes love,
Here comes love, calling, do-do-doo!
Track Name: River Song
RIVER SONG

Let’s take a walk on down to the river
With a bottle and no plans
And when we say goodbye to never
We’ll be walkin’ hand-in-hand around the bend.

Let’s take a walk on down to the river
Like a dozen times before
You’re on my mind, and now is the time
That together we’ll explore the other shore.

Oh my, my, this is some kind of wonderful
Where the water runs deep
And with you I can go where I wanna go
When I’m with you and you’re with me
I’m where I wanna be
Where I wanna be
Where I wanna be
Where I wanna be, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

All my life I been some kind of wanderer
I was blind not to see
Now I know we can go where we wanna go
When I’m with you and you’re with me
I’m where I wanna be
Where I wanna be
Where I wanna be
Where I wanna be, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Where I wanna be, yeah, yeah
Where I wanna be, yeah, yeah
Where I wanna be, yeah, yeah
Where I wanna be, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Track Name: Look What She Done to Me
LOOK WHAT SHE DONE TO ME

I met her ramblin’ down near Natchez
She had a candle and I had matches
And her eyes aflame, she saw through my game

She said she rode in from Alabama
As she was holdin’ a silver hammer
And she crushed my brain when she said my name
Look what she done to me, what she done to me
Look what she done to me, what she done to me

We met a preacher out near Clarksdale
He tried to teach her, Lord, by the cross and nail, but he failed
And when he took us in, they fell into sin,
Look what she done to me, what she done to me
Look what she done to me, what she done to me

When I whispered in her ear my heart was on her shelf,
She looked me in the eye and said, “Boy, I did it for myself!”

We caught the last train to Atlanta
She gave me more pain, Lord, than I could handle.
And when she kissed my face as we parted ways, I said:
Look what she done to me, what she done to me
Look what she done to me, what she done to me

When I whispered in her ear my heart was on her shelf,
She looked me in the eye, she said now, “Boy, I did it for myself!”
Track Name: A Hole Where My Heart Should Be
A HOLE WHERE MY HEART SHOULD BE

I’ll tell you a story so you can see
What happens to a man like me
When there’s a hole where my heart used to be,
Oh yeah

I’m feelin’ so weary, but I can’t sleep
Alone in bed I hang my head and weep
Into this hole where my heart used to be
Mercy me

After everything is said and done, I do apologize
If I’m not the man you thought I was, God knows I tried
To hold you in my loving arms and keep you satisfied
But I could not give you everything you want, and I saw the pain in your eyes

And that is what hurts me, more than you’ll see
Now here I am just beggin’ on my knees
Down in this hole where my heart used to be
Mercy me

Now that is my story, you heard it from me
Now pray that one day I may find my peace
Lord, with this hole where my heart
With this hole where my heart
With this hole, yeah yeah yeah, where my heart used to be
Mercy me
Track Name: Till I Find My Way Home
TILL I FIND MY WAY HOME

Well I’ve known since the day I was born
That I walk a long lonely road
And I hope you will help me to carry this load
Lord, till I find my way home

Everyday I search high and low
For a place with my name on the door
And I hope you will help me to carry this load
Lord, till I find my way home

When my train comes along
I’ll be high and hangin’ on
When my train comes along
There’ll be no looking back, and I know

There are so many ways I can go
Into space or to a distant shore
And I hope you will help me to carry this load
Lord, till I find my way home

When my train comes along
I’ll be high and hangin’ on
When my train comes along
There’ll be no looking back, and I know

There are so many ways I can go
Into space or to a distant shore
And I hope you will help me to carry this load
Lord, till I find my way home

Yes, I hope you will help me to carry this load
Lord, till I find my way home
Lord, till I find my way home
Lord, till I find my way home.
Track Name: Make It Good
MAKE IT GOOD

Oh baby please if you’ll agree
To let me hold you for the whole night through
I’ll do anything I can to make it good with you

Oh baby please listen to me
You know that every word I say is true
I’ll do anything I can to make it good with you

You know the place, you know the time,
So let’s pop another bottle of wine
The whiskey’s gone, it’s almost dawn,
And I just want the night to go on,

So baby please stay close to me
You know there’s nothing I would rather do
Than do anything I can to make it good with you

I don’t know where, I don’t know when
We’ll ever be together again
So hold me close, don’t let me go
Because right now there’s no tomorrow

I’ll do anything I can to make it good
If you’ll do anything you can to make it good
And we can do anything we can,
To make it good, to make it good, to make it good,
I’ll do anything I can to make it good with you.
Track Name: Two Women, One Problem
TWO WOMEN, ONE PROBLEM

Two women, one problem, and nowhere to turn
Two women, one problem, now I’m gonna burn
Mama said that you reap whatcha sew,
I didn’t listen but now I know
Two women, one problem, and nowhere to run

I guess I brought it on myself, oh well,
I caught the tiger by the tail, I’m doin’ well with

Two women, one problem, and nowhere to turn
Two women, one problem, now I’m gonna burn
Mama said that you keep whatchou earn,
I, I guess I never learn
Two women, one problem, and nowhere to run

Now what’s a poor boy gonna do, ooh-ooh
It seems like too good to be true, with both of you

Two women, one problem, and nowhere to turn
Two women, one problem, now I’m gonna burn
Mama said that you keep whatchou earn,
I didn’t listen but now I learned
Two women, one problem, and nowhere to run
Track Name: Lady Feather
LADY FEATHER

Lady Feather, if you ever hear another word that I say,
Lady Feather, please remember,
I’ll be true to you till the end of my days,
Even when the stars start to fade

Coming summer days, early mornings with nothing to do
Slowly wander away like the new evening dew

Oh I can’t take more than I am given,
And I have vowed to give my heart to you
In sunshine days played in lazy rhythm
Where I have vowed to give my heart to you

So we dance and sway to another midsummer night’s dream
In this golden state where we play, hide away

Oh I can’t take more than I am given,
And I have vowed to give my heart to you
In sunshine days played in lazy rhythm
Where I have vowed to give my heart to you
No, I can’t take more than I am given,
And I have vowed to give my heart to you
In sunshine days played in lazy rhythm
Where I have vowed to give my heart to you
I have vowed to give my heart to you
I have vowed to give my heart to you
I have vowed to give my heart to you
I have vowed to give my heart to you

So Lady Feather, please remember,
I have vowed to give my heart to you.
Track Name: This, That & the Other
THIS, THAT & THE OTHER

You talk about love but you don’t know what it means
You cut to the heart just to watch a good man bleed
Baby, I believe you belong in a penitentiary

You’re up in face, you got cocaine on your breath
You’re talkin’ in circles and you don’t make too much sense
And this conversation is boring me to death

You’re comin’ at me with
This, that & the other, you know you ain’t my mother
This, that & the other, you know you ain’t my mother
I can’t go along with it the way you bother me with
This, that & the other, all right!

You talk about love but you don’t know what it means
You go on and on ‘bout the way things oughta be
But you’re just repeating the things you heard on TV

You’re comin’ at me with
This, that & the other, you know you ain’t my mother
This, that & the other, you know you ain’t my mother
I can’t go along with it the way you bother me with
This, that & the other, all right!

Get down with
This, that & the other, you know you ain’t my mother
This, that & the other, you know you ain’t my mother
I can’t go along with it the way you bother me with
This, that & the other, all right!

This, that & the other, this, that & the other
This, that & the other, this, that & the other
I can’t go along with it the way you bother me with
This, that & the other, one more time, I said:

This, that & the other, this, that & the other
This, that & the other, this, that & the other
I can’t go along with it the way you bother me with—
Track Name: Ruins of My Life
RUINS OF MY LIFE (Cook/Taylor)

Oh mama, please, I feel so sad,
I lost the best friend I ever had
When she said goodbye, my heart sank low
Cuz I know I know I gotta let her go

I might be standing all alone in the night
But not empty-handed, every note that she wrote
Was a light when I had now sight
Above the ruins of my life
Above the ruins of my life

And when it’s time to ride to the sun
When the painting’s dry and being hung
At the curtain call when I bid you all adieu
Well I’ll leave a little souvenir for you, hallelu’

I won’t look back at the paths I left behind
But don’t cry for me, I move fast, in the blink of an eye
I’ll be standing high
Above the ruins of my life
Above the ruins of my life

I won’t look back at the paths I left behind
But don’t cry for me, in the blink of an eye
I cast my memories to the side with this lullaby
And what do I see? No more tears, no more pain,
No more time, as I’m standing high
Above the ruins of my life
Above the ruins of my life, yeah,
The ruins of my life, yeah,
The ruins of my life….
Track Name: A Prayer for You
A PRAYER FOR YOU

Once, when I was broken-hearted,
I turned to my lover and I sighed:
“Soon I will have departed
From this world, and I’ll have no place to hide,
So, please, don’t turn me away from your doorstep
Cuz I, I wanna stay where your heartbeat can be heard
Then I don’t need to say another word.”

Soon my lover replied,
“Oh, how do I know that you’ll be true?”
Oh, I felt crippled inside,
But I realized exactly what to do:
I said, “Please, don’t take away my pillow,
Cuz I, I wanna stay where your heartbeat can be heard
Then I don’t need to say another word.”

A prayer for you is a prayer for me
Coming round and round eternity
A prayer for you is a prayer for me
Going round and round eternity

So please, don’t turn a deaf ear to my sorrow,
Cuz I, I wanna stay where your heartbeat can be heard
Then I don’t need to say another word
No I don’t need to say another word
No I don’t need to say another word, no, no, no, no,
Oh no-no, no-no!

A prayer for you is a prayer for me
Coming round and round eternity
A prayer for you is a prayer for me
Going round and round eternity
A prayer for you is a prayer for me
Coming round and round eternity
A prayer for you is a prayer for me
Going round and round eternity
Track Name: All Our Yesterdays
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS (Cook/Taylor)

When all our yesterdays are buried in the ground
When can be here today, but tomorrow lay me down

I was born, born of love and death
Now I see the door with each and every breath, hear what I said?

When all our yesterdays are buried in the ground
When can be here today, but tomorrow lay me down

As I rest my head on this hollow bed
Waiting for the sun for to rise again

Mama, mama, mama, when my time has come,
I know you’ll be awaiting in the setting sun,
That’s where we all come from

When all our yesterdays are buried in the ground
When can be here today, but tomorrow lay me down

When all our yesterdays are buried in the ground
When can be here today, but tomorrow lay me down
When all our yesterdays are buried in the ground
When can be here today, but tomorrow lay me down
Tomorrow lay me down
Tomorrow lay me down
Tomorrow lay me down
Tomorrow lay me down.