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Here To Tell The Tale

by Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones

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    Eleven all original tracks make up our third studio album, "Here To Tell The Tale". Released June 25, 2021.

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    Thanks to Crazy Love Records (Germany) we are able to offer our newest full length, all original album "Here To Tell The Tale", on VINYL LP!!
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1.
Let's Go! 03:02
I’m gonna run through the forest, run through the trees Run through the darkness, you can’t catch me Left what’s familiar, Left my hometown You can try, but you can’t keep a good woman down So let’s go, let’s go Don’t leave me standing on my own You’re too slow, too slow You said you’d help me reach that milestone You know, you know I aint got no time to waste So lets go, lets go Before my hard work is erased Lets go, lets go, lets go! I work real hard for my money I never get to rest I could choose to see mediocrity But that wouldn’t be my best So let’s go, let’s go Don’t leave me standing on my own You’re too slow, too slow You said you’d help me reach that milestone You know, you know I aint got no time to waste So lets go, lets go Before my hard work is erased Lets go, lets go, lets go! I can’t do my job if you don’t do yours You told me you would open up new doors But actions speak so much louder than words do Could you, just tell me the truth? So let’s go, let’s go Don’t leave me standing on my own You’re too slow, too slow You said you’d help me reach that milestone You know, you know I ain’t got no time to waste So lets go, lets go It’s victory that I can taste Lets go, lets go, lets go! Let’s go lets go Lets go lets go Lets go lets go!
2.
Let me tell ya bout a guy I know He wasn’t just your average Joe He had the whole wide world at his feet He knew everyone walking down the street He had a very large appetite For the ladies and the spotlight He would always win when he rolled the dice You could pay him for his good advice Stop drop and roll Stop Drop and roll Stop drop and roll Cause he’s on fire Let me tell ya bout a gal I know She slapped the bass and picked the banjo Folks would get in line just to watch her play She wore a mini skirt and a French beret A heart of gold and ahead of her time She sang in key, and spoke in rhyme She would always get the ace of spades Her future was so bright she had to wear shades! Stop drop and roll Stop Drop and roll Stop drop and roll Cause she’s on fire
3.
They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger And I am here to tell you that’s the truth Cause when you go to sleep at night If what you’re feeling just ain’t right At least you’re gonna know just what to do They tell you that the grass is always greener But I am here to tell you that its not And if you don’t find out yourself You should just hang it on the shelf Convince yourself the world has got to pot I’m here I’m here to tell the tale (Here to tell the tale) Yes, I’m here I’m here to tell the tale The saying goes, “its better late than never” And I am here to tell you that’s my style Cause when you drive as much as me It won’t take long for you to see It takes the whole damn day to go a mile I’m here I’m here to tell the tale (Here to tell the tale) Yes, I’m here I’m here to tell the tale Time is always flying And you’re the pilot So go and make a memory One you wont forget They may call you crazy I’ll call you alive You’ll never know unless you go So hop on in, lets take a ride They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger And I am here to tell you that’s the truth Cause when you go to sleep at night If what you’re feeling just aint right At least you’re gonna know just what to do! ’m here I’m here to tell the tale (Here to tell the tale) Yes, I’m here I’m here to tell the tale
4.
Some Advice 03:06
Oh, let me give you some advice So you won’t have to think twice I’m gonna give you some advice Morning, noon and night Oh, let me give you some advice If you want to have a good life You better listen up, write it down Hear my words, cause I’ve been around Wear your jacket when you go outside! The women in my family They’ve got a lot of things to say About weather, religion, politics And the price we have to pay For our freedoms and our liberties And our forward thinking views You’ll know you’ve done the right thing When you’ve done just what they told you to Let me give you some advice So you won’t have to think twice I’m gonna give you some advice Morning, noon and night Oh, let me give you some advice If you want to have a good life You better listen up, write it down Hear my words, cause I’ve been around You shouldn’t drink so much alcohol! Take your vitamins! Have some children! Clean your bedroom! Pay your bills on time! Make sure you don’t drive too fast Make sure you have plenty of gas Make sure that you don’t walk alone at night Make sure that you know wrong from right Make sure you eat your vegetables, and carry a spare key Make sure you go to college, so you get your MRS degree! Let me give you some advice So you won’t have to think twice I’m gonna give you some advice Morning, noon and night Oh, let me give you some advice If you want to have a good life Oh, let me give you some advice! let me give you some advice! let me give you some advice! let me give you some advice! I’m gonna give you some advice!
5.
Woah Is Me 03:06
You’re addicted to being a victim You’ll just contradict em When they say “it’s all in your head” I’m sure that you’re feeling conflicted But we all predicted That you’d do the same thing again Woah is me (Woah) Why can’t you see, I’m stuck in the shadows? Woah is me (Woah) This darkness is taking control You’re addicted to being a victim You think that you tricked em But we see the reality I’m sure that you’re feeling restricted But you’re not convicted Of having this mentality Woah is me (Woah) Why can’t you see, I’m stuck in the shadows? Woah is me (Woah) This darkness won’t leave me alone You’re addicted to being a victim But it’s just a symptom Of watching you circle the drain I’ve seen how you’re working the system You’re problems, you list em’ You’re making yourself go insane Woah is me (Woah) Why can’t you see, I’m stuck in the shadows? Woah is me (Woah) This darkness is filling a hole
6.
It's A Crime 04:59
It’s a crime, to never leave your hometown To never get to go down To where the music plays and it’s a crime to never see the big sky To let the world just pass by Never seeing the highway It’s a crime to hide what you’re thinking Dont wait until you’ve been drinking To say what you really mean And it’s a crime to never chase a rainbow To never let your mind go To places you’ve never been Don’t be a criminal Don’t steal your own opportunities Dont be a criminal A self-inflicted penalty It’s a crime to wait until you’re married To see if you’ll get carried Away by his embrace It’s a crime for it to be too easy Your fantasy seems so dreamy But the real world will slap you in the face Don’t be a criminal Don’t steal your own opportunities Dont be a criminal A self-inflicted penalty And it’s a crime To never love completely To use your heart discretely To chase them all away And it’s a crime to never see tomorrow To have to beg, steal and borrow Your minutes and your days Don’t be a criminal Don’t steal your own opportunities Dont be a criminal A self-inflicted penalty It’s a crime… It’s a crime… It’s a crime…
7.
I’ve been putting off writing this song about procrastinating I’ve been running in circles like a chicken with my head cut off I’ve been telling all the neighbors that I’m gonna get it done But I’m not one, to say no to fun Procrastination No motivation Procrastination Will I ever get it done? Oh no I’ve been putting off paying the bills and taking out the garbage I’ve been drinking booze like it’s going out of style I’ve been starting fights with all my friends, who I’ve loved and lost and then loved again But they knew, I was just running wild Procrastination No motivation Procrastination Will I ever get it done? Oh no Wasted all this time Will I make it there? Should I go Or will I die trying? I’ve been putting off writing this song about procrastinating I’ve been lying to myself about what I’ve done I’ve been talking with my therapist about all the things that should come next And she says, my life has just begun Procrastination No motivation Procrastination I think I’m gonna get it done, hell yes I will
8.
Knocked Out 02:58
When I sleep I dream of you And when I do, there’s drool on my pillow I’m knocked out just thinkin about you When the sun begins to set Oh, you can bet, I’m already yawning I’m knocked out just thinking about you You’ve been running all day through my head Counting down the minutes ’till we can go to bed Now I close my eyes, I’m so tired Cause I’m knocked out just thinking about you You’ve been running all day through my mind Jogging all these memories of our lives intertwined Now I close my eyes, I’m so tired Cause I’m knocked out just thinking about you I hit the snooze a dozen times Cause you are mine, and the clock is a’tickin I’m knocked out just thinking about you When a cup of coffee just won’t do, So I’ll drink a few, trying to keep my head up I’m knocked out just thinking about you You’ve been running all day through my brain Over and over, just like an old refrain Now I close my eyes, I’m so tired Cause I’m knocked out just thinking about you When I sleep I dream of you And when I do, there’s drool on my pillow
9.
Oh, you can’t do it all on your own Weighed down by burdens, is such a heavy load Sometimes you’ve got to put your pride aside Reach out your hand, life will take you for a ride You don’t get what you deserve, You get what you negotiate So you better start asking Before it is too late Don’t you be afraid To ask for something Or you’ll get nothing The time we’ve got is short And it’s the only chance we’ve got So make sure to use it wisely Because you only get one shot You don’t get what you deserve, You get what you negotiate So you better start asking Before it is too late Don’t you be afraid To ask for something Or you’ll get nothing Don’t wait, turn your wishes into words You gotta ask the questions that you need to be heard You don’t get what you deserve, You get what you negotiate So you better start asking Before it is too late Don’t be afraid To ask for what you need You deserve to succeed Don’t you be afraid To ask for what you want Don’t be so nonchalant
10.
12 minutes of hot water That’s all I’m gonna get How am I gonna wash my hair when I ain’t got no time left? I could scrub-a-dub in a hurry And try to get it done But once the water comes out cold I’m gonna up and run One month we stayed in Belgium And we were living large That water heater it had no meter And I could bathe for hours As soon as I got home again And I hopped into the shower I jumped out just as quickly And I grabbed onto my towel 12 minutes 12 minutes of hot water 12 minutes 12 minutes of hot water 12 minutes Is all I’m gonna get It’s all I’m gonna get My roommate’s always knocking Telling me to hurry up He says “Save me some hot water!” He knows there ain’t enough I tell him should back right off, Or this will be the end You’ve either got to stink all day Or shower with a friend 10 minutes 10 minutes of hot water 10 minutes 10 minutes of hot water 10 minutes Is all I’m gonna get It’s all I’m gonna get 8 minutes 8 minutes of hot water 8 minutes 8 minutes of hot water 8 minutes Is all I’m gonna get It’s all I’m gonna get I suppose I should feel lucky For the things that I have got There’s folks out there with no clean water I guess I’ve got a lot Conserve, reuse, recycle That’s what we all should know So get out of the shower And save some H2O 6 minutes 6 minutes of hot water 6 minutes 6 minutes of hot water 6 minutes Is all I’m gonna get It’s all I’m gonna get 4 minutes 4 minutes of hot water Oh, 4 minutes 4 minutes of hot water 4 minutes Is all I really need It’s all that I need It’s all that you need It’s all that we need
11.
I drink to your health when I'm with you I drink to you health when I'm all alone I've drank to your health so damn many times That I've already ruined my own Roll over in bed but there's nobody there When I fell asleep you were stroking my hair Now I wander the streets, but the person I see Isn't you, they’re not you, you, you, you I go the bar, not for fun but despair By now I should know that you don't have a care And the man at the end has a similar gaze Then he walks up to me and we say.. I drink to your health when I'm with you I drink to you health when I'm all alone I've drank to your health so damn many times That I've already ruined my own I don't want it nice, but I do want it good If you walked in my shoes you'd be misunderstood But this pain has no gain, so I sit here again Raise another drink with my friend I drink to your health when I'm with you I drink to you health when I'm all alone I've drank to your health so damn many times That I've already ruined my own They say that love is a burial ground, and you've got me digging deep When the ghosts they come to drag me out they're gonna wake me from my sleep My eyes are closed, my back is turned My soul is hurt, my clothes are burned But I only know one way I drink to your health when I'm with you I drink to you health when I'm all alone I've drank to your health so damn many times That I've already ruined my own

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released June 25, 2021

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Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones Kingston, New York

Winner of an Ameripolitan Music Award and named the "Best Up-and-Coming Band" by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are NY's premier Rockabilly, Roots Rock n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues outfit.

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