Smoke Ring Halo

by The Wood Brothers

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On their third full-length album entitled "Smoke Ring Halo," The Wood Brothers refine their rich, spacious sound on songs like the rousing opener "Mary Anna," the back‐porch‐funky "Shoofly Pie," the gospel‐inflected "Made It Up the Mountain," and more. Also available on vinyl.

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released August 2, 2011

OLIVER WOOD / guitar, vocals
CHRIS WOOD / bass, vocals
TYLER GREENWELL / drums, percussion

Guests:
CLAY COOK / background vocals (tracks 1,2,5,7)
JOHN MEDESKI / organ (tracks 3,5,8)
WILL SCRUGGS / tenor and baritone sax (tracks 3,5,10)
MARCUS HENDERSON / alto sax (tracks 3,5)
WES FUNDERBERK / trombone (tracks 3,5,10)
JOE GRANSDEN / trumpet (tracks 3,5,10)
JOE MCGUINNESS / background vocals (tracks 4,8)
JIM SCOTT / flexitone (track 4)
DAVE ROTH / background vocals (track 8)
ZAC BROWN / background vocals (track 10)

Executive Producer: Zac Brown

Produced Engineered and mixed by Jim Scott at Plyrz Studios, Valencia, CA
Additional engineering by Kevin Dean
Overdub engineering by Danny Blume (New York), Clay Cook and Damien Lewis (Atlanta)
Mastered by Richard Dodd, Nashville, TN
Photography by John Crawford
Design by Colin Breaud

Zac Brown appears courtesy of Atlantic Records.

All songs by O. Wood & C. Wood (Royal Kook Music/Wood Sound Publishing BMI) except Shoofly Pie by O. Wood, C. Wood, B. Greenwell (Royal Kook Music BMI, Wood Sound Publishing BMI, X’s for Eyes ASCAP)

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Track Name: Mary Anna
of the two of us i know i've been the fool right from the start
every other day i fumble for the light switch to your heart
but lately i been thinkin
you're gettin mighty cold
and if it ain't the switch honey
well it just might be the bulb

oh won't you cut on the lights Mary Anna
won't you cut on that midnight sun
won't you cut on the lights Mary Anna
i can't wait for the mornin
the mornin to come

of the two of us i know you've got the looks and all the charm
every other day i'm humbled just to hold you in my arms
but lately i been thinkin
you might not give a damn
and i don't want to be somebody's every other day man

CHORUS

you been puttin me on like your makeup
this love in the dark well it's wrong
honey i'm fixin to wake up
'cause i like my lovin with the light on

CHORUS
Track Name: Shoofly Pie
i'm gonna give you the wheel
i'm gonna let you drive
but you gotta make me
some shoofly pie
you gotta make me a shoofly pie

dont forget the sweet molasses
'cause i won't leave a crumb
dont you just sit there laughin
when you know how bad i need some
you know how bad i need some of that

shoofly pie/ shoofly pie/ shoofly pie

you can make it for me in the morning
i like it if it's hot or cold
make it for me in the evening
baby when the sun is gold
i like it in the evening when the sun is gold

you can make it when the house note's late
if you give it to me right on time
i'll take it in the kitchen and the livin room, driveway
i dont mind if the house is on fire
dont care if the house is on fire
just gimme that

shoofly pie/ shoofly pie/ shoofly pie

i may be full of biscuits and wine
but i always have room for that
shoofly

i like it in the middle of the night
under the stars and the moon
i get so high on your everlovin pie
i like it from june to june
i like it from june to june

well i must be blessed cause i had the best
and i've seen the light comin through your dress
and all my friends they understand why
i would kick and cry and i wouldn't mind dyin
for just another piece of that heavenly beautiful

CHORUS
Track Name: Pay Attention
Please pay attention to me
was the last thing i heard 'fore i drifted to sleep
children to tend to
and a worryin' mind
too much to do
and not enough time
I hate to be needy selfish and greedy
please pay attention to me

Please pay attention to me
was last thing i heard comin out of my dream
I got something to tell you
when the sun has gone down
if you don't listen
I talk much too loud
I hate to be needy
selfish and greedy
please pay attention to me

won't you look my way
I'm waving my arms
and I'm calling your name
there's too much to mention
that grabs your attention
please pay attention to me

wish i could cut myself free
why should i care if you listen to me
children to tend to
and a worryin mind
too much to do
and not enough time

I hate to be needy selfish and greedy
I hate to keep asking and beggin and pleadin
I'm down on my knees under your window screaming
please pay attention to me
please pay attention to me
please pay attention to me
Track Name: Stumbled In
you give me chills
when you sing so sweet
you make me feel it
from my neck to my feet
you get me sky high
with chicken skin
this must be heaven
and i stumbled in

i see your voice
when i close my eyes
it's a light shinin
and it's shinin so bright
i'm in the shadow
of your snow white wings
this must be heaven
and i stumbled in

i stumbled in
i stumbled in
i just found heaven
with a touch of sin

i couldn't feel
any better
you could knock me down
with a feather
cut me in half
with a blade of grass
this must be heaven
and i hope it lasts

i stumbled in
i stumbled in
i dont mind the neon and the smoke
and your breath of gin
'cause i just found heaven
with a touch of sin
Track Name: When I Was Young
when i was young i didn't look at the clouds and hope for the rain
when i was young i didn't think this life should ever bring me sorrow
when i was young i thought someday everybody's gonna know my name
when i was young the hardest work i had was waitin' for tomorrow

when i was young i used to wake up early in the mornin'
when i was young i could climb up a mountain no matter how tall
when i was young i didn't listen to anybody's warnin'
when i was young i could jump i wasn't afraid to fall

now i'm grown
and things are not exactly what they seem
the older i get
the less i know and the more i dream

when i was young i didn't worry 'bout money in my pocket
when i was young i didn't think i'd every need to buy a diamond ring
when i was young i used to put my heart in a cage and lock it
when i was young i could talk about love but i didn't know a thing

now i'm grown
and things are not exactly what they seem
the bigger i get
the smaller the world and the less it all means

when i was young i used to say my prayers without the feelin"
when i was young i didn't worry 'bout the things i couldn't understand
when i was young i didn't know anything about hurtin' and healin"
when i was young i guess i didn't believe i'd ever be a man

now i'm grown
and things are not exactly what they seem
i think about God
and wonder does he think about me
Track Name: The Shore
sometimes i go to the river
just to watch it flow
it ripples and it dances
i don't know where it goes

you brought me to the edge
but i held you to the ground
i thought i knew better
then to let you in the water

baby it's time to
take your hand and
leave behind what i know
maybe it's time to
follow you down to the river
and let go of the shore

once i thought i knew
how everything should be
i would damn up the river
blinded by what i wanted to see

CHORUS

i tried to change you
i didn't understand
but now all i want to do
is get down on my knees and thank you

CHORUS
Track Name: Made It Up The Mountain
Speakin' of lyin'
well I told a few
they say that's not what Jesus would do
I been tempted red white and blue
but you'll understand when your in my shoes
I was just findin my way

i don't believe
i don't believe i'd'a made it up the mountain
i don't believe
i don't believe i'd'a climbed so high
i don't believe
i don't believe i'd'a made it up the mountain
without the fire
burnin' under my behind

Speaking of bridges
well I burned a few
talk about cheatin' and bendin' some rules
it might not sound like what a man should do
but you'll understand when you're in my shoes
I was just finding my way

CHORUS

Speaking of fallin
and breakin in two
talkin' bout love and i had a few
but you keep on climbin to get to the truth
you gotta burn a few holes in those shoes
if you're gonna find your way

CHORUS
Track Name: Rainbow
you come from nowhere
you show me everything i never see
you shine the light into the dark
of the things that i believe
you wake me up
give me hope
bring me piece when i'm asleep

you see rainbows when i see rain
isn't that strange
don't make me wait for the rain
don't make me wait for the rain

you called an end to all the lies
the secrets and the shame
you said its only up to me
to make a change and take the blame
i wanna know
how did you learn the rules
and rise above the game

CHORUS

i cant wait for the next rainy day
when you come wash my troubles away
i don't mind the pain
but i hate waiting

CHORUS
Track Name: Blue And Green
can't you hear your momma talkin'
she told you to hush your rattlin' tongue
sit down in your chair boy
eat your supper and leave your brother alone
i was once just like you
i was green and blue

my mother told my father one day
how much she had loved her life with him
then she rose up from her body
and vanished in the blue and green of spring
she was once just like me
now she's gone into the blue and green

blue and green
blue and green
you ain't lived 'til you seen the blue and green

you should've seen my grandmother
she was tough and strong as any man
but she was sweet and gentle when
she held you like the lover she used to have
he was gone
now so is she
but they live on in the blue and green

CHORUS

keep on growin' up so fast
and life'll hit you hard as you can take
tell me all your troubles boy
and i will try to take those troubles away
you were once just like me
we're all comin' from the blue and green

CHORUS

can't you hear your momma talkin'
she told you to hush your rattlin' tongue