The Wrong Way

by Messerly & Ewing

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Messerly and Ewing's first official release under Mark Messerly and Brian Ewing. Taken from songs the duo played together on the Cincinnati open mic circuit.

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released November 18, 1996

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Messerly & Ewing Cincinnati, Ohio

When Mark Messerly and Brian Ewing went on hiatus, it wasn’t even official. Cincy band Wussy kept Messerly busy and Ewing had a similar schedule with Catalog Cowboys. But somehow they still found time to do acoustic gigs. In 2009, the pair resolved to celebrate their 15th year together by adding Sean Rhiney and Bill Donabedian as their backing band and turn up the volume. ... more

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Track Name: You Better Hope You Never Go To Jail
You better hope you never go to jail
You better hope that you get off
They’ll make you hurt in places you ain’t even heard of
They’ll rip your insides out

CHORUS

You better hope -You better hope
You better hope you never go to jail
You better hope you never, never go to jail

You better hope you never go to jail
and if you think you will
I’d take myself out if I was you
With a gun or a car or a bottle of pills

CHORUS

You better hope you never go to jail
I’ve seen your kind before
They’ll violate you the moment that they get you
You lose all rights when you walk through that door

CHORUS

You better hope you never go to jail
I don’t think that you could take it
Takes certain kinds and you can’t fake it
You’ll need protection if you’re gonna make it

CHORUS
Track Name: Salt of the Earth
The salt of the earth are often bitter
the salt of the earth are often better
all give, no take
all bend, no break
The salt of the earth are often bitter

The meek of the earth are often weary
The meek of the earth are often weary
thier forced to wait
inherit much to late
The meek of the earth are often weary

The dregs of the earth are often happy
The dregs of the earth are often happy
won't waste thier time
won't tow your line
The dregs of the earth are often happy

the scourge of the earth are often joyous
the scourge of the earth are often joyous
thier voice they'll raise
but not in praise
the scourge of the earth are often joyous

the meek shall inherit the salty earth
but the scurg and the dregs know what it's worth
Track Name: Homemade Valentine
High and low dear
Up and down
Don’t confuse what I go through dear
‘Cause it’s coming ‘round
For another round dear
And I don’t know if I’ll be back

Tucked away is a homemade valentine
You made me last time
Reached in my mind
Put me on the road back home

But it’s a waterfall
Of hopelessness
And I can’t promise I’ll resist

Last night I held you in my arms
Felt you slip away
Felt a terror rise up inside of me
Prayed God, let me stay

Well I’m just an old man
And I can’t believe
All the times you waited for me
Maybe someday
We’ll live with no fear
And I’ll love you like I should dear

Tucked away, is a homemade valentine
You made me last time
Track Name: Cut Me Down
If I gave everything to you
I would find my life empty
If I mean everything to you
How can you laugh before you cut me

CHORUS

You cut me down
Down,down,down.....

If I gave you everything you want
Would you need exceed your greed
If I gave you My heart
Would you sit and watch me bleed

CHORUS

And I believed every word you said
Man my feet never touched the ground
You were the one who made my heart beat strong
You were the one who'd never do my wrong
You were the one who gave me every reason
To believe you'd never let me down
Track Name: The Wrong Way
Go on, go on take this the wrong way
Go on, go on take this the wrong way

In the darkest night, with a cold kiss goodnight
There are things we should say, but we're both too afraid
Afraid of the questions, afraid of the answers

CHORUS

Well now you lie beside me, with the miles between us
Well we could just give up, it would be so easy
Easier than what's coming, easier than the pain

CHORUS

In the deep, dark, forest, echo bedroom sighs
Trying to turn back hate 's like trying to turn back time
Time for the future, time for the past

CHORUS X2
Track Name: The Road
I think I know where I'm going
'Least I Know where I want to be
While the places I've been fade in the distance
And I take pride in knowing
That I have given all of me
But will the things I've seen make no difference

CHORUS

And I can see the end of the road from here
If I stand tall, and I stand strong
Maybe not tommorow, maybe not this year
But I will meet you there.....before too long

Some walk a paved road, others walk dirt and gravel
Me I prefer the road less traveled
Some are straight and narrow, others are wide-
and they wind with grace
But I say that all roads end in the same place

CHORUS

And the miles wind down
Like the hands upon my wrist
There can be no second thoughts
If I first except the risk

CHORUS X2
Track Name: One Piece At A Time
ometimes I get so sad and mean and blue
Sometimes I get so sad I don't know what I should do
'Cause I done things that I can't forgive -
Wanna give up on my right to live
But I will never cross that line -
'Cause I'm a killing myself one piece at a time


CHORUS

One piece at a time Lord, one piece at a time
Well I'm a killing myself one piece at a time
Well I'm killing my lungs with an old cigar
I'm killing myself drinking at a bar
Since I began, I'm doing fine
Just a killing myself one piece at a time

Sometimes I realize I'm dirty and mean -
Dark things in my head like you ain' t seen
I used to worry that I might explode -
And do some damage, you never know
But these days I keep myself in line
By killing myself one piece at a time

CHORUS...

I even bought my coffin on time
Just a killing myself one piece at a time

CHORUS...

Well the way I eat 's like swallowing a gun -
I burn my eyes looking at the sun
Dance on my grave and f#ck in the pine
Just a killing myself one piece at a time
Just a killing myself one piece at a time
Track Name: The Last Song
this song will not come easy
every words a fight
never been this hard before
this could be... the last song I’ll ever write
what then should I say
should I force the rhyme
does it even matter
should I take the time

when my life is over
after I’m gone
will you still remember me
by the words of my last song

will this make you laugh
or will this make you cry
I’d like to leave here with a smile on my face
and a tear drawn to my eye
and if this is the last time
I put words to voice
it’s important to know
if it’s by choice or cures

if this life is long
with just these four cords
will I still... find the joy in playing
or will it become a chore
and in these few words
will I find the strength that I’ve been looking for
or will I break down and pray
oh lord let me write just one more