Twistin' in the Wind: Redux

by Pete Grubbs

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Here are all of the original tracks from my 1992 release, cleaned up, remastered, and, in some cases (very gently!) embellished. There are also 4 bonus tracks--2 new versions of songs from 'Face the Flame' and 2 new recordings of songs from this album.

Dedicated to Chuck Glenn and Von Winger--thanks guys! I think we did pretty good.

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released February 14, 2017

Pete Grubbs--bass, beats, guitars, keyboards, vocals
Von Winger--drums
Chuck Glenn--recording/mixing engineer.

Original tracks recorded by Chuck Glenn at Sound Cellar Studios in 1991. Produced by Chuck Glenn and Pete Grubbs and mixed by Chuck Glenn. Remastering done at FoxTale Studio by Pete Grubbs 2016/2017. Additional tracks recorded at FoxTale Studio by Pete Grubbs. Mixed and mastered by Pete Grubbs.

All songs written and composed by Pete Grubbs.
Copyright ℗ Peter Grubbs 1991

Cover and liner art by Deborah Blount:
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Pete Grubbs Brookville, Pennsylvania

I started performing music when I was 6, turned pro at 20ish & spent well over 30 years tracking down as many gigs a month as possible. While those days are behind me, I'm still making calculated noise. My music lives where rock, classical, folk, blues & parody hang out. Oddly enough, one of their favorite haunts appears to be in collections of my songs--you'll find a bit of each on every track. ... more

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Track Name: Outlaw
Well I was born to be a bad boy; you could say it's in my veins.
After all these years I haven't found a reason to try to change.
I was born to get in trouble; I was born to live in strife.
I was born to be a rebel and an outlaw all my life.

Now, livin' on a knife edge ain't the way that most men thrive,
But an outlaw courts disaster, it's just the way he stays alive.
He'll pull the devils whiskers; he'll spit in Ol' Nick's eye;
He'll stare him down and say, 'Old son, today's a fine day to die.'

Well, I've seen the Reaper grinnin' and I've felt his ice-cold breath.
I've stared into the empty wells that mark the eyes of death.
I've cheated him a dozen times and I know that bastard's sore,
'cause before I die, he knows that I'm gonna cheat him a dozen more.

Well, I know that Jesus loves me, and I know I love Him too.
If Jesus loves me, baby, is there a chance for me and you?

Well, this life might be a hard one but I guess it's just my style.
I'll put the pedal to the metal and roll on for another mile.
I don't know where I'm goin' and I'm not sure if I'll be back.
I'd love to take you with me 'cause I love you babe and that's a fact.
But I'm leavin' in the mornin' so hush now doncha cry,
'cause I was born to be a rebel and an outlaw 'til I die.
Track Name: Starting Over
Sitting here alone and dreaming of your pretty eyes.
The love that we discovered took us both quite by surprise.
If you think we're movin' 'way too fast, who am I to criticize?
It ain't no lie.

Lisa I never knew that I could ever feel this way.
And all those other heartaches are all fading to a grey.
We may not have tomorrow, but I think we've got today.
What do you say?

My mind is spinning circles and I don't know what to do?
It all seems so uncertain and I feel so damned confused.
But if I had my own two ways right now, I'd rather be with you.

I guess I love you.
I think I love you.
Yes, I love you.
Track Name: Don't Walk Away
Do you remember the night that we both cried,
When we thought our love was coming to an end?
I feel so helpless, so lost and terrified,
I'm afraid it might be happening again.

Don't walk away; don't leave; don't turn your back on me.
I don't want to let you go.
Don't walk away; don't leave; don't turn your back on me.
You're the one who made love grow.
I need you so.

I see your suitcase standing by the door
And I feel a chill wind blowing through my heart.
You say you're sorry, you can't take it any more
And you feel the time has come for us to part.

Don't walk away; don't leave; don't turn your back on me.
I don't want to let you go.
Don't walk away; don't leave; don't turn your back on me.
You're the one who made love grow.
I need you so.

Without you by my side--how will I ever face the dawn?
If all that's left me is my pride--how will I ever carry on?

Don't walk away; don't leave; don't turn your back on me.
I don't want to let you go.
Don't walk away; don't leave; don't turn your back on me.
You're the one who made love grow.
I need you so.
Track Name: Early Morning Blues
I woke up this morning--I don't know why.
I woke up this morning--I don't know why.
'cause when I laid down, I like to die.

You, you went away.
You, you went away.
And I--I got down on my knees,
Oh babe--I begged you to stay.

I find someone else to take your place.
I'm gonna go out and find somebody else just to take your place.
But every night
Every time I close my eyes
Every night, babe, I still see your pretty face.
Track Name: Twistin' in the Wind(1991)
I buried all my heartache.
I kept it hidden deep inside.
I told myself that I was happy,
Even though I knew I lied.

You brought you light into my darkness,
And I thought you'd set me free.
Like a fool I let you near me,
But then you turned your back on me.

You've got me hanging by my heartstrings.
You've got me on the ropes again.
You crushed my hopes and then you left me here:
Twistin' in the wind.

I wasn't looking for a lover,
'cause I'd accepted life alone.
And I found that I could make it,
Hiding in a heart of stone.

I don't know why you came to hurt me;
I never did a thing to you.

And now I don't know what to do.

You've got me hanging by my heartstrings.
You've got me on the ropes again.
You crushed my hopes and then you left me here:
Twistin' in the wind.
Track Name: Long Time Gone
It's been a long time
Since I've seen your pretty smile.
It's been a long time, girl,
And you know I'd walk for miles to find you
Again.

It's been a long time
Since the night you took my hand.
It's been a long time, girl,
And I still don't understand what happened
My friend.

But Life's no good without you by my side.
There's a desperate hunger stalking through my soul.
The restless days and all those empty nights,
And now I know I need your love to make me whole.

It's been a long time,
But I guess I feel the same.
It's been a long time, girl,
Do you still recall my name?
I miss you--I can't pretend.
I still love you--won't you let this heartache end?
Track Name: One Day Closer to Home
I been out here or the front lines;
Been down here in the trenches;
Lookin' for a refuge;
I been sleepin' on the benches.

I think they call it 'living;'
I think they call it 'Life',
But I'd have to call it, 'Hell on Earth,'
And I don't know how to make it right.

But I'm one day closer to home
Yes, I'm one day closer to home.
I am one day close to home.

When I stop and look around me,
It makes me realize
That it's mostly and illusion;
I can't tell the truth from lies.

Love might be the answer
If it doesn't break your heart.
I'd settle for an open grave--
Might be a place to start.

But I'm one day closer to home
Yes, I'm one day closer to home.
I am one day close to home.

When the darkness like a river
Has come to set me free
And I walk along his midnight waves
Down to a wider sea.

I'll stand upon the final shore
And nearly home at last
I'll bless the rising sun again,
Turn my back upon the past.

But I'm one day closer to home
Yes, I'm one day closer to home.
I am one day close to home.
Track Name: Blues for Amy Jane
Amy Jane--I think about you all the time.
Amy Jane--I think about you all the time.
Lord, I'd call you on the telephone, but I ain't even got a dime.

I love to see her walkin'--love to watch her walkin' down the street.
Lord, I love to watch her see'--love to watch her walkin' down the street.
'cause, Lord her legs are long and her shuffle's mighty sweet.

She said she really loved me.
She said she really cared.
She said she's gonna be around,
But you know she's never there.

Whoa, Amy Jane--why you gonna do me the way you do?
'cause every night I'm lonesome and every day I'm sad and blue.

She's leavin' Sunday morning' and she ain't gonna say goodbye.
Whoa, she's leavin' Sunday mornin' and she ain't gonna say goodbye.
Come a Tuesday afternoon, I'm gonna lay me down and die.
Track Name: Will Anybody Miss Me When I'm Gone
I throw my song out upon the water,
As the ships slowly slide across the moon.
I tried to love the ocean's daughter, but the tide ran out too soon.
But the tide ran out too soon.

Will anybody miss me when I'm gone?
Will I vanish in the early light of dawn?
Will I take the one straight road that leads to home?
Will anybody miss me when I'm gone.

My footprints follow me in the moonlight
As I turn my back on another weary day.
A working-man's blues is my only birthright.
Let the tide come in and wash it all away.
Let the tide come in and wash it all away.

Will anybody miss me when I'm gone.
Will I take the one straight rode that leads to home?
Will an echo of my music linger on?
Will anybody miss me when I'm gone.

I throw my spirit out across the water
And I know I'm reaching 'way beyond the moon.
I am searching for the nightwind's only daughter.
I think I'm going home and leaving soon.
Yeah, I think I'm going home and leaving soon.

Will anybody miss me when I'm gone?
Will I vanish in the early light of dawn?
Will and echo of my music linger on?
Will anybody miss me when I'm gone?
Will anybody miss me when I'm gone?
Track Name: (Flyin' at the) Speed of Sound
Oh Lord--I am so confused
And I can't see where I'm bound.
Sweet Jesus! won't You take my hand?
'cause I'm flyin' at the speed of sound.
Seems like I'm flyin' at the speed of sound.

Oh Lord--when she left me here,
That woman took everything I had.
Any time I've ever felt like this,
Well, I swear it never hurt this bad.
I can swear it never hurt this bad.

Oh Lord--it's so dark and cold,
But the night air seems to suit me fine.
Oh Lord--if You need a life,
Since she left, I got no use for mine.

Oh Lord--I am so confused,
And I can't see where I'm bound.
Sweet Jesus! won't you take my had?
'cause I'm flyin' at the speed of sound.
Yes, I'm flyin' at the speed of sound.
Seems like I'm flyin' . . .
Track Name: Love in a Bottle (2017)
Shipwreck sailor puts a note in a bottle--tosses it into the sea.
He's workin' to survive, tryin' hard to stay alive,
Gotta get back to his wife and family.

Now there's a girl with no name and no real claim to fame
Who's doin' pretty much the same thing.
Except her note stays on the sand;
Bottle stays in her hand,
When the music kicks in, she begins to sing.

Oh, she's findin' her love in a bottle.
She'd rather have a snakebite and a beer.
It might seem kinda sad, but she says it ain't so bad,
Guess she'll worry 'bout it sometime next year,
If she makes it that far.

Now, lately it seems, I've been forced by extremes
To exist without a feminine touch.
And I'll have to admit, I don't like it one damn bit,
And, brother, that ain't sayin' too much.

By my definition, the human condition,
Should be two together, not one alone.
But the one that I love, that I still can't rise above,
Must figure I'm better off on my own.

So I'll find me some love in a bottle,
Set me up with a shot and a brew.
I don't want to feel no pain, to bleeding hell with all the strain,
I'll sober up in a month, maybe two.

Yes, I'll find me some love in a bottle.
It can't get any worse than it is.
Just fill me up a tall glass, that'll knock me on the grass,
And make sure that it's got plenty of fizz.

Now I've found my true love in a bottle.
I'd rather be hung over than blue.
And I can't really say where the lady is today.
Oh, dear God! I just don't know what to do.
Track Name: Don't Walk Away (2017)
Do you remember the night that we both cried,
When we thought our love was coming to an end?
I feel so helpless, so lost and terrified,
I'm afraid it might be happening again.

Don't walk away; don't leave; don't turn your back on me.
I don't want to let you go.
Don't walk away; don't leave; don't turn your back on me.
You're the one who made love grow.
I need you so.

I see your suitcase standing by the door
And I feel a chill wind blowing through my heart.
You say you're sorry, you can't take it any more
And you feel the time has come for us to part.

Don't walk away; don't leave; don't turn your back on me.
I don't want to let you go.
Don't walk away; don't leave; don't turn your back on me.
You're the one who made love grow.
I need you so.

Without you by my side--how will I ever face the dawn?
If all that's left me is my pride--how will I ever carry on?

Don't walk away; don't leave; don't turn your back on me.
I don't want to let you go.
Don't walk away; don't leave; don't turn your back on me.
You're the one who made love grow.
I need you so.
Track Name: 357Xpress--Intro
(instrumental)
Track Name: 357Xpress
Walked out this mornin'
Just another weary, rainy day.
Me and the autumn sky,
Guess we're both feelin' kinda grey.

Got nothin' to live for; got to reason to live for,
Got no reason to go on
Been like that every mornin'
Since I realized you were gone.

That 357Xpress is leavin' town tonight
My dues are paid my bags are packed,
But I'm travelin' pretty light.
And if my hands are shakin', baby, don't you worry I'll be alright.

It's been such a long, long, long time
Since I felt good inside.
I'm like a lonely, lost, little child
Track Name: Twistin' in the Wind--Redux
I buried all my heartache.
I kept it hidden deep inside.
I told myself that I was happy,
Even though I knew I lied.

You brought you light into my darkness,
And I thought you'd set me free.
Like a fool I let you near me,
But then you turned your back on me.

You've got me hanging by my heartstrings.
You've got me on the ropes again.
You crushed my hopes and then you left me here:
Twistin' in the wind.

I wasn't looking for a lover,
'cause I'd accepted life alone.
And I found that I could make it,
Hiding in a heart of stone.

I don't know why you came to hurt me;
I never did a thing to you.

And now I don't know what to do.

You've got me hanging by my heartstrings.
You've got me on the ropes again.
You crushed my hopes and then you left me here:
Twistin' in the wind.