Patterns In The Rain

by Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots

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released May 20, 2016

Pat Stone - Vocals, Guitars
Andrew Wyton - Bass
Nick Cannato - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Tim Marzik - Violin, Vocals
Jeff Smith - Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro, Cello, Vocals
Amanda Belitto - Vocals

Produced by Pat Stone, Andrew Wyton, Nick Cannato
Co-produced by Jon Conine & Steve Hill at Bird's Eye Studio Milford, CT
Mastered By Jeff Lipton
Co-Mastered by Maria Rice

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Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots Oxford, Connecticut

Pat Stone & the Dirty Boots quartet is capable of being a traditional all-acoustic band complete with glimmering mandolin, woody upright bass, tasteful percussion, and dynamic vocals complete with rich harmonies. On the flip side, the band is a rock n' roll four piece featuring dual electric guitars, bold drum fills, aggressive, catchy vocal lines and a contagious energy. ... more

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Track Name: Best Version Of Me
Because I know that as hard as the pendulum swings one way
It will swing the other, so I'm still working to be the best version of me
But now I need some time, some time to recover

I'm still a loser and I have lost my self respect
But I ain't giving up on anything that I havent given up on yet
So I'll, take some time to discover, or take a different lover
Oh, its just that I can't see me not taking this too far

So live your life out loud, with glee
And be the best version that you can be
Don't ever feel that the pendulum's stuck one way
Its just a cloudy day
Track Name: Playin' For Keeps
Around a quarter past nine I downed a bottle of booze
You got me playin' for keeps, you got me playin' to lose
Later that night I slept an hour or two
And now I'm going to work
And now I'm singin' the blues

Say your prayers and sing
Although I'll miss you more than words could ever say
I've surmised that I'll be better off
I'm better off without you anyway

Now I'm pulling into work about ten minutes late
The boss says I'm in a psychological state
"Why the hell is the coffee machine broke?!"
'Cause I'm just tryin' to pour a cup and it goes up in smoke

Say your prayers and sing
Although I'll miss you more than words could ever say
I've surmised that I'll be better off
I'm better off without you

All the nights I've psyched myself out of a restful night of sleep
Oh all the days I spent reliving past mistakes, and I've made mistakes
I hear your soothing voice call, "Pat its fine, you're an alright sort of guy"
But I just hope you know how hard I really try

Around a quarter past nine I downed a bottle of booze
You got me playin' for keeps, you got me playin' to lose
Later that night I slept an hour or two
And now I'm going to work
And now I'm singin' the blues
Track Name: Tow The Line
I met a troubled woman over New York City bay
Before I could say anything she almost slipped away
I asked her for the time, she took a sip of cabernet
Cause neither her or I knew if tomorrow was today

But oh, she proved me wrong
Oh, before I knew she had gone
And left me on my own so far away

I met a troubled woman over New York City bay
Before I could say anything she almost slipped away
I asked her for the time, she took a sip of cabernet
Cause neither her or I knew if tomorrow was today

Oh, so move along
Oh, epiphany so prolonged

Although you're worried trust me kid, you're gunna turn out fine
You'll learn to let things go but you know you gotta tow the line
You're nobel, selfless but your goals you gotta redefine
So do whats right for you but you know you gotta tow the line

I blamed myself for the horrors
That sent me in mayday panic introspective disarray
It drove into my psyche so I locked myself away
And even if there was no cause to let myself decay
I would dig, dig, dig until I unearthed every grave

Oh, she made me strong
Oh, she even liked my lame songs

Although you're worried trust me kid, you're gunna turn out fine
You'll learn to let things go but you know you gotta tow the line
You're nobel, selfless but your goals you gotta redefine
So do whats right for you but you know you gotta tow the line

Although you're worried trust me kid, you're gunna turn out fine
You'll learn to let things go but you know you gotta tow the line
You're nobel, selfless but your goals you gotta redefine
So do whats right for you but you know you gotta tow the line
Track Name: Trouble On The Homefront
Trouble on the homefront, my baby's mad at me
Goin' down to the old saloon to have a beer or three
And its alright, and its alright
She knows where to find me, shows up after dark
I put my nickel in that jukebox and my baby starts to rock
And its alright, and its alright

Pullin' up to the driveway, my suitcase at the door
I guess its not a bad idea to drive around some more
And its alright, and its alright
She knows where to find me, shows up by the lake
I get to pickin' on my ol' guitar and my baby starts to shake
And its alright, and its alright

She told me to get lost again, but she knows where I go
(Yeah!)

Trouble on the homefront, my baby's mad at me
Goin' down to the old saloon to drink with boys like me
And its alright, and its alright
She knows where to find me, shows up in a rage
I pound a few brews with my good ol' boys
Now we're tearing up the stage
And its alright, and its alright

She told me to get lost again, and she knows where I go
and its alright, and its alright
Yeah baby, yeah baby
And its alright
Yeah baby, yeah!
Track Name: Ol' Dan Tucker
Ol' Dan Tucker was a fine old man
He washed his face in a frying pan
He combed his hair with a wagon wheel
And died of a tooth ache in his heel

Get out the way, Ol' Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Suppers gone and dinners-a cookin'
And Ol' Dan Tucker's just standin' there lookin'

Ol' Dan Tucker coming to town
Riding a billy goat and leading a hound
The hound dog barked and the billy goat jumped
And Ol' Dan Tucker fell straddlin' a stump

Get out the way, Ol' Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Suppers gone and dinners-a cookin'
And Ol' Dan Tucker's just standin' there lookin'

I come to town the other night to hear a noise and see the fight
The watchmens feet was a-runnin' around
Cryin' Ol' Dan Tuckers a-comin' to town

Get out the way, Ol' Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Suppers gone and dinners-a cookin'
And Ol' Dan Tucker's just standin' there lookin'

Ol' Dan Tucker was a fine old man
He washed his face in a frying pan
He combed his hair with a wagon wheel
And died of a tooth ache in his heel

Get out the way, Ol' Dan Tucker
You're too late to get your supper
Suppers gone and dinners-a cookin'
And Ol' Dan Tucker's just standin' there lookin'
Track Name: Shamelessly Sadistic
I'm feeling shamelessly sadistic in the final throws of day
If you don't want some bad news then you best not walk my way
Cause I know where he goes when he claims he's feeling indisposed
I do believe you know it well

That karmas caught you by the tail
You cling to love like its your personal chain mail
He's got a lot of nerve and he's every bit that you deserve
So if you don't want bad news
Don't walk my way

He's got a long list of white lies
His true intentions not so masterfully disguised
But darling I ain't bitter though
I just thought that you ought to know
He's got you caught up in his spell

That karmas caught you by the tail
You cling to love like its your personal chain mail
He's got a lot of nerve and he's every bit that you deserve
So if you don't want bad news
Don't walk my way

That karmas caught you by the tail
You cling to love like its your personal chain mail
He's got a lot of nerve and he's every bit that you deserve
So if you don't want bad news
Don't walk my way
Track Name: The Sun Will Still Shine
A great darkness makes its way to the forefront of my mind
The greatest darkness that I've ever faced alive

Oh, you took my hand
You looked me square in the face and said, "one day you'll understand"

You said, "the sun will still shine"
I sneak a smile when you cross my mind
And even still its crystal clear that the world keeps turning
Even when you're not here
Oh, and all of the times when I was too scared to say you were right
You were right, you were right, here

A man of courage is a man who has strength for his kin
Despite the ailments that plague him he is stronger than sin

Oh, you taught me to withstand
I was a scared little boy with a hole in his heart
And a soul to align

You said, "the sun will still shine"
I sneak a smile when you cross my mind
And even still its crystal clear that the world keeps turning
Even when you're not here
Oh, and all of the times when I was too scared to say you were right
You were right, you were right, here

A cold winter lies ahead, so they tell me
This fervent summer nearly scorched my resolve
So when the winter comes I will build a fire
A fire to commemorate all that made you, you

An old friend walks with me to the shadow of deaths door
His head held high with a smile as he sinks into the floor

Oh, and now I understand
You're still here in the warmth of the sun,
On the cape cod shores and Connecticut pine

You said, "the sun will still shine"
I sneak a smile when you cross my mind
And even still its crystal clear that the world keeps turning
Even when you're not here
Oh, and all of the times when I was too scared to say you were right
You were right, you were right, here
Track Name: Johnny Plays The Fool
Johnny wasn't born yesterday but still he plays the fool
Mary was a little lost they said but still she keeps her cool

He never told that girl what he meant
When he said, "to an extent"

Johnny watched all his days pass him by as he planned to make his move
Mary longed for the day that would come
When theres nothing left to prove

She never told that boy her intent
When she left, away she went
into the sunset she rides

Lost, he mourned
He looked back to that farmhouse and he followed her tracks
It was something left unsaid, left stewing in his head
He looked back to that farmhouse and away he rode
Into the sunset he rides

Johnny wasn't born yesterday but still he plays a fool
Mary was a little lost they said but still she keeps her cool

She never told that boy her intent
When she left, away she went
Into the sunset she rides
Track Name: Jester
Its early morning, I'm awake with a start
The days just starting but its falling apart
Another night spent with this savage routine, foreseeably unforseen

And its just so, its anything but easy simple and stark
Like throwing stones into a lake in the dark
Like chasing the old ripple marks

I couldn't help but think hey, what a waste
You got that something I can never replace
But now we'll watch ourselves renew
Still theres something about you that I can't keep locked away
You got me singing, hey
And now I'm thinking I'm a fool

But I don't want to be a jester
I just want to make you my queen
But I don't want to steal your laughter
So I'll resign to say what I mean

And Its just so, a tired tantalizing shot in the dark
Whats worse than missing though is hitting your mark
To find that you're missing the spark

I couldn't help but think hey, what a waste
You got that something I can never replace
But now we'll watch ourselves renew
Still theres something about you that I can't keep locked away
You got me singing, hey

Now every night I feel I'm losing this fight in this illimitable cold war
I broke down cause I can't overstate anymore
The damage is worn
Track Name: Patterns In The Rain
I see stars arranged, I see patterns in the rain
I see signs in shadows on the wall
I see stars arranged going in and out of phase
Its enough to make you think

That a night like this cannot just be another
And its something that I just cannot place
Although I'll be okay its not enough

And winter, winter came and brought with it a white wash
A sheet of snow to wash away your good will intentions
That you'll come to desecrate, its not hard to relate
When you're the spitting fucking image of all the things you hate

But please don't take this song to heart
And please don't tear yourself apart
Cause you're just scared of feeling overused
And you're just scared of feeling like you always do
And youre' just scared, but cross my heart we'll make it through
And you're just scared

Because you know that I am too

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