Park Street Sessions

by Polecat Rodeo

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Recorded at Park Street, Houston, TX
Engineered and Produced by Ben Sawicki

The first recordings by Polecat Rodeo

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released July 21, 2013

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Polecat Rodeo Houston, Texas

Hailing from Houston, Texas, we write and perform original songs in a variety of rock, country, roots, and folk styles, bringing out the finer side of melancholy, ruin, deer camp cooking and Texas weather.

Our thanks to influences like Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Tom Russell, Ian Moore, The Black Crowes, Lyle Lovett, Led Zeppelin, John Fogerty, Madeline Adams, and The Rolling Stones.
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Track Name: Radio Sweethearts
Broke your heart to keep mine company
And I thought you would speak no more of me
I'm glad I was wrong, by the end of your song
I was gone, gone, gone but I won't be for long
I'll be gone, I'll be gone but I won't be for long

It was a long time, a long time coming
It was the wrong time but that don't mean nothing
I laughed at your cigarettes and burned all your jokes
But cuddling your knees is what I miss the most
I said cuddling your knees is what I miss the most

I've taken in vain all your beauty and pain
Like lovers and radio sweethearts will do
I'll keep busting windows and pissing on walls
Til the day I forget all about you

When your heart aches, at least you feel something
When your neck breaks, I hope you feel nothing
Come hold me and whisper a curse on my pride
When a reason to love me is too hard to find
When a reason to love me is too hard to find

And it's dark now in this whiskey
You're still singing and I'm getting misty
I'm the last of a kind you won't see anymore
Just another young cowboy in a gentleman's war
Just another gunslinger in a gentleman's war

I've taken in vain all your beauty and pain
Like lovers and radio sweethearts will do
I'll keep busting windows and pissing on walls
Til the day I forget all about you
Track Name: Kosse, TX
City city girl is such a pity
No time to lick your wounds little kitty
Your days are full of emptiness
Burning bridges backward to the start
Left it all hanging with my hat and my heart
Mama bake a pie I'm coming home

Please have no expectations
Forgive me my transgression
I need a little time with my friend

You're gonna miss me so love me now
I'm gonna leave you and I'll tell you how
A six-string ticket on a midnight train
Making money just doesn't pay
I eat what I kill at the end of the day
The sun goes down and I feel fine

Please have no expectations
Forgive me my transgression
I need a little time with my friend

I never carry more than I must
To walk the roads of gravel and dust
A man only needs a name and two good hands
City city girl is such a pity
No time to lick your wounds little kitty
Your days are full of emptiness

Please have no expectations
Forgive me my transgression
I need a little time with my friend
Track Name: Wrecking Trains
They say Jimmy Darby wrecked a train last night
It was the Fort Jackson ten twenty-four
No survivors were found, but there weren't many folks around
Nobody rides that line anymore (praise the Lord)
Nobody rides that line anymore

I'm burning coal in the falling snow
And there ain't no turning back now when I go
Lord above, I send my love
Wrecking trains on the only road I know


They say Jimmy Darby took a drink last night
Of some white-label Winn-Dixie shine
He said "When I go, that whistle's gonna blow.
They'll weep for me up and down the line (Lord, Lord)
They'll weep for me up and down the line."

I'm burning coal in the falling snow
And there ain't no turning back now when I go
Lord above, I send my love
Wrecking trains on the only road I know


They say Jimmy Darby wrote a letter last night
It was a strange kind of suicide line
He said "My body's bound for hell, so honey hear me well
I'll take as many with me as I can (Lord, Lord)
I'll take as many with me as I can."

I'm burning coal in the falling snow
And there ain't no turning back now when I go
Lord above, I send my love
Wrecking trains on the only road I know


They say Jimmy Darby drowned his wife last night
She was his beauty and his lover and his friend
He said "I don't know if your crime only happened in my mind
But we're all bound to answer in the end (little sister)
We're all bound to answer in the end."

I'm burning coal in the falling snow
And there ain't no turning back now when I go
Lord above, I send my love
Wrecking trains on the only road I know
Track Name: Roadside Grave
mercy mercy, bless my hide
one more cowboy's gone and died
hail of bullets, trophy kill
buried on lonesome legend's hill
when i make my final shout
and my daylight's all run out
i want a place i can feel the light
and sleep by the sound of the road at night

highway music, southbound train
nothing grows on a roadside grave
no more heartache, no more pain
nothing grows on a roadside grave

i met a man in a county cell
drank his life right down the well
poured out grief on the one he loved
choked on rye and the taste of mud
when he had no more to say
i guess he passed away
but i've none some when they've been bled
ain't got the sense to fall down dead

highway music, southbound train
nothing grows on a roadside grave
no more heartache, no more pain
nothing grows on a roadside grave

feet on fire and a worried mind
long for things i left behind
reckless words i can't control
restless curse of a traveling soul
on the day i jump the wall
dig a hole right where i fall
i'll see heaven if i get saved
and rest my bones in a roadside grave

highway music, southbound train
nothing grows on a roadside grave
no more heartache, no more pain
nothing grows on a roadside grave
Track Name: Justine
She's been crying again
One touch away and she's round the bend
No matter what I say
She'll run home and she'll love him again
In the corner of the place
She's looking drowned in love and filling up on grace
And all she wants from me tonight is a friendly hand

Now we're kids in heat
We all going drinking down Lincoln Street
And we stay around to beg
When the trail gets cold, Lord it gets cold
Last round and drinks are free
All the peaches rotten at the bottom of the tree
It can drive you crazy
And never bring you back

I'm wishing once on whiskey
Twice on a broken spell
I don't trust my wounded heart
To keep me out of hell
I'm not dead but I ain't living
You can find me in between
By the light that shines on Carroll and Justine

Well I woke up in hell
It might have been Memphis, for all I could tell
They let me come in out of the rain
Where it was warm and they didn't ever close
I'm not much for looking at
Five-foot-nine in a tall black hat
But when the light goes out
I don't look too bad at all

I'm wishing once on whiskey
Twice on a broken spell
I don't trust my wounded heart
That's how I got to hell
I'm not dead but I ain't living
You can find me in between
By the light that shines on Carroll and Justine
Track Name: Rain And Lightning
(The rain and the lightning been a comfort to me
I walk in the dark to keep myself free)

Any devil will cross you for a sweet piece of heaven
It takes one to damn you but your heart can hold seven
I keep my soul like an unwelcome guest
A buck and a quarter would buy you the rest

(The rain and the lightning been a comfort to me
I walk in the dark and I keep myself free)

Saint Jude and Belial go walking at night
There's one needs killing but they look just alike
Keep yourself loaded and you won't need to cry
Take your hand off the trigger and kiss me goodbye

(The rain and the lightning been a comfort to me
I walk in the dark and I keep myself free)