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released April 29, 2015

Bill Palmer - voice, guitar & keys
Stephanie Hatfield - voice, guitar & keys
Matt McClinton - the bass
Jim Palmer - drums
Shawn Peters - drums
Peter Springer - pedal steel

All songs by Bill Palmer (John William Palmer Jr/ Free Box Music, BMI)
Recorded at Frogville -Santa Fe, NM

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Bill Palmer's TV Killers Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nevermind the bollocks, here's the TV Killers!

Bill Palmer -voice & guitar, Stephanie Hatfield -voice & guitar, Matt McClinton -the bass, Dale Blalock -the drums

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Track Name: You're On Fire
I never was one for goin' out stealin' around
All the pretty ponies want to saddle up and ride
And turn me into just another piece of hide

There's no need to gamble when you know you've got the real deal
When the fire starts burning down below your belt
It's easier to lose with the hand that you've dealt

When you're on fire with the flames of desire

Nothin' comes easy when you make yourself so easy
Do ya open up for business when your man leaves home
He doesn't even know that he's out there all alone

I met a pretty pony, and she wanted me to be her honey
But she was in the rearview as I drove down the lane
I can't help but wonder if you'd do me the same

When you're on fire with the flames of desire
Track Name: Everything Is Black
Spun out of time, my love
Happy to be alive, my love
Hands on the wheel, my love
Tightly gripping still, my love

I won't go back, I won't go back
Everything is black, I won't go back

Death on your tongue, my love
Head gently hung, my love

I won't go back, I won't go back
Everything is black, I won't go back

What is it like, you say
Breath is all gone away

I won't go back, I won't go back
Everything is black, I won't go back
Track Name: The Dark Sea
Is there anything to do tonight?
Let's get dressed up to kill
'Cus I been workin' in the salt mines
And I guess I always will

I don't mind what we do tonight

In the middle of the story
The hero never dies
They always save it for the ending
'Cus that's where you and I

Make it home, where the dark sea
Leaves us alone, like we wanna be

While we drink this whiskey on ice
Let's make a toast to sin
'Cus even the author dies
When he makes it to the end

I don't mind what we do tonight
Let's rewind, and we'll do it all again
Track Name: Pretty Dress
How much longer dear, can we stay in this town?
Never should've come out here -Should've turned around
All I do is break my back down in the mines
But there ain't no turning back this time

Too many mouths to feed -Not enough hands to bleed
All they sell at the company store are hollow dreams
The boys are getting restless down in the hole
With your face all covered in dirt, make you feel like a mole

Put on your prettiest dress
You're the only light in all of this darkness

The word came down the pike that we're hanging up our shovels
They say that the National Guard is rolling up the gravel
We just wanna feed our children on better wages
They wanna crack our skulls, throw us back in our cages

Back in some far off city, the man counts his dollar bills
There ain't no train to take us from these Colorado hills
If there was a god in heaven, he'd cut down the company killers
All I hear is a deadly wind, blowing through the willows

Put on your prettiest dress
You're the only light in all of this darkness
When you fix your hair up nice
I'm the luckiest man alive

In the softest morning light, they put their guns along the hill
They might try to make us break, but they never will

Put on your prettiest dress
You're the only light in all of this darkness
When you fix you're hair up nice
I'm the luckiest man alive
Put on your prettiest dress
You're the only light left in this darkness
When you fix your hair up nice
I'm the luckiest man alive
Track Name: Dinosaurs
All this time, dreaming of the same damn thing
Every night, listening to the last chord ring

Feeling like a part of a dying age, when Dinosaurs roamed the earth

Sweat and blood drying on an old guitar
Feeling good, fainter than the farthest star

Feeling like the last of an old way, when Dinosaurs roamed the earth
I wonder what the end is worth

Wish I could remember what I was dying for
Maybe it's December for the modern dinosaurs
Nothing to discover
Bones under the ice age

Feeling like the last of an old way, when Dinosaurs roamed the earth
Maybe I'm a part of a dying age, I wonder what the end is worth...
Track Name: The Woods
Everybody's got a price to pay
And a heart that can hurt so mean
I was just a lovesick boy
I was only seventeen
I knew what I wanted
I knew what I could not be
She knew she owned me outright
That only she could set me free

I would leave the woods if I could
I would take her with me
I would make her feel so good
But that's not how it came to be
That's not how it came to be

She got around, kept the fires all lit
Yeah boys, she was cleanin' clocks
While I was trying to make the rent
She was making down the block
She knew what she wanted
She knew what she could not be
I was talkin' babies
She was callin' someone else baby

I would leave the woods if I could
I would take her with me
I would make her feel so good
But that's not how it came to be
That's not how it came to be

Now I'm living in the house of straw
She's back in the country dirt
I've been thinkin' 'bout the natural law
How to love someone and not get hurt
I know what I wanted
Now I know what I would not be
The tamer of a wild mare
The keeper of a honey bee

I would leave the woods if I could
I would take her with me
I would make her feel so good
But that's not what was meant to be
That's not what was meant to be
Track Name: Winter's Daughter
How do you make one out of two?
When makin' ends meet is hard enough to do
All your dreams are just floating in the air
And all your kin just want you to be there

You never had a nose for roses
You came upon me, thinkin' I was Moses
Just like children on the streets of golden
I wanna run with 'em, I wanna know them

Winter's daughter, you've got eyes of razor blue
Stoke the fire in my room
Warm sleeper, let me lay down next to you
And curl up inside your womb

In the bleached white houses of the city
All the boys and girls look so pretty
But I wonder if they have the gut for livin'
You and I don't wanna be forgiven

Take me down your favorite country gravel
A thousand kisses will wash the road we travel
And our children on the streets of golden
I wanna know them, I wanna hold them

Winter's daughter, you've got eyes of razor blue
Stoke the fire in my room
Warm sleeper, let me lay down next to you
And curl up inside your womb
Track Name: Bordertown
In the bordertown, the sweat beads up and the sun beats down
Either side you're on now, everyone's got their reasons to get out

And the difference has no meaning
And the meaning makes no difference
'Cus the line that's drawn divides the wrongs
Never separates us from our homes

The river draws a crooked line that cuts across a land beyond time
White is brown and brown is white, but everything is just grey in my mind

And the difference has no meaning
And the meaning makes no difference
' Cus the line that's drawn divides the wrongs
Never separates us from our homes

The heat is on, the stakes are high
Everyone finds a way to get by
Patrol is out in numbers now, watching every move in the bordertown

And the difference has no meaning
And the meaning makes no difference
'Cus the line that's drawn divides the wrongs
Never separates us from our homes