Boxcar Junkies

Boxcar Junkies

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandCountryRock

Multi- Award Winning Artist Brandon Reid Allen's new band "The Boxcar Junkies" have caught the attention of many industry veterans that are pouring out praise on The BCJ Debut EP "Hobo Nation". Country music fans everywhere will love "From Now On" and "Long Distance Lullaby"

Biography

"I just listened to the Boxcar Junkies for the first time. Their songs are from a "I've been there, done it and sung it" point of view. Nothing predictable here. Totaling authentic music and lyrics coming down the track to your hometown."
Kent Goodson - Music Director-George Jones

The BOXCAR JUNKIES are a brand new Alt / Country band from Nashville.

Our passionate songs speak about life’s everyday struggles. Music that you cannot get out of your head because it makes you feel good, feel strong, and gets you thru the day. So take a listen, tell your friends, and please share us on Facebook. Our debut EP "Hobo Nation" is coming out in June 2012 and we cannot wait to share it with you. So let us know what you like about our songs. We want to hear your voices Hobos! And don't forget to sign up to be a member of the Hobo Nation (fan club) on our sites.

Management: Audiofount Music Management
Marty Marmor - marty.marmor@gmail.com
512-249-6822

Lyrics

From Now On

Written By: Brandon Reid Allen / Doc Holladay


I've been searching for something
Since I was a kid
It's hard to find what you're looking for
when you don't know what it is
But things are getting clearer
a little more each day
I might find some answers
if I get out of my own way

Chorus--But sometimes on a lonely night, I smoke out my brains and I try to fight
the feeling I got inside of me- so I can see things differently
oh I've tried just about everything from church and groups even counseling
gonna live my life, before it's gone- gonna live in the now
from now on, hey hey hey - hey hey hey

All these perfect people-
they like to preach at me
but how the hell would they know
who I'm supposed to be
I still talk to Jesus
and he says that we're cool
He wasn't one himself
to follow all the rules

But sometimes on a lonely night, I smoke out my brains and I try to fight
the feeling I got inside of me- so I can see things differently
oh I've tried just about everything from church and groups even counseling
Dirty women, whiskey and ruse
cocktail parties with high class booze
It was just how I thought, to deal with the pain
but I got sick and tired, of dodging the blame
gonna live my life, before it's gone- gonna live in the now
from now on

Bridge--No more looking back
cause that's not where I'm at
from now on I'm just living for today
Solo

oh I've tried just about everything from church and groups even counseling
Dirty women, whiskey and ruse
cocktail parties with high class booze
It was just how I thought, to deal with the pain
but I got sick and tired, of dodging the blame
gonna live my life, before it's gone- gonna live in the now
from now on, hey hey hey hey hey hey

Long Distance Lullaby

Written By: Brandon Reid Allen / Doc Holladay

Heard you had your first school play today
Your mom was so proud, you remembered all your lines
and I love you more than words can ever say
you're growin up so fast, if I could only slow down time
Cause when these days are gone
they won't be coming back
and it's killin me to know- you're wondering where I'm at

Chorus- Long distance lullaby
I'm a thousand miles away, singin to you on the phone
It's only for a while-everything will be ok
before you know it, I'll be home
I know it's not the same, but I'll try-a
long distance lullaby

I know it's hard for you when daddy's gone
and it ain't easy-to understand
and every day that I'm not there is a day too long
but I promise-I'm doing all I can
I know your little heart, is hurting just like mine
so before you fall asleep- let's sing it one more time

Chorus
Bridge- If I had the choice to be there then I would
I'd spend every minute of every day, with you if I could
Solo
½ chorus- It's only for a while-everything will be ok
before you know it, I'll be home
I know it's not the same, but I'll try-a
long distance lullaby

Hillbilly Girls

Written By: Brandon Reid Allen / Doc Holladay

Gonna sit in this bar all day, I’ll kill somthin if I don’t.
Came here to drink her away but deep down I know I won’t
We’ll I took the fall so I hit the wall, swore this time I was through
But there’s no use lyin to myself, there’s nothing I can do

Chorus- It’s those Hillbilly girls, they’re like hillbilly wine.
They’ll run through your veins and drive you out of your mind.
There’s no use in fighting cause they win every time.
No there’s nothing in the world like those Hillbilly Girls.

I told myself this would’nt happen again
But she’s got that something that keeps pulling me in.
Tough as nails and wild as hell but as soft as southenr rain
Well she might let you hold her but that girl won’t be tamed.
Chorus
Bridge- They’ll take you to places ya never been before
And always leave you wanting more
Of those Hillybilly Girls.
Solo
Chorus

Gypsy Soul

Written By: Brandon Reid Allen


People say I’m this or that, if I can’t stay where I’m at
Then I deserve to be all alone.
So I put on my hobo hat, hop a train and don’t look back
Just bein who I am on my own

Ya want good times, Nashville’s got em, they have the most beautiful Autumn
She was the best season of my life.
I had a fling in Spring man now summer was hot, coldest Winter believe it or not
Is that Phoenix chill, she;; cut through ya like a knife, (yeah she does)

(Pre) So tomorrow I’ll hit the road, maybe down to Mexico.
(Chorus)—Cause I’ve got a million miles to roam
but none of them are headed home.
If ya don’t feel like bein alone
You can hang with my gypsy soul tonight.

I ain’t lost and I ain’t runnin, just like to go where the sun is
Shining down on me I’m a gypsy, man.
So, save your breath and keep your time, I got nothing to lay on the line
Cause all I want is to join a travelin band.
(Pre) So I guess it’s time I go, it’s not like you didn’t know

Chorus-

Bridge- Maybe I dream too much
Even a little crazy and such
But I still believe in freedom and a song, yes I do..
Solo
Chorus 1
Chorus2- Something I can’t control, it’s me and this Gypsy soul of mine.

I Deserve To

Written By: Brandon Reid Allen

I don’t claim to have the answers, I just speak the truth
And I can’t changed what happened, even though I wanted to
I cant say I’m sorry, for something I didn’t do
Hope you find what you’re looking for, only want what’s best for you

Chorus- But I can’t take it anymore
It ain’t the same as it was before
I gotta leave and close that door
And let me heart get over you
Cause I deserve to
Female
Don’t get drunk and call me, fill my head full of lies
You can say you never loved her, and your sorry you said goodbye (or made me cry, whichever you feel more comfy with)
Gotta save myself from drowning, no matter what it takes
I just wanna be happy, and stop all this heartache (hit it hard!)
Bridge- Cause I deserve to have a little love in my life
I’m big enough to know wrong from right
And you aint, no you aint right
Guitar Solo
I cant take it, I cant it for another day no
Chorus Break down- Both

Discography

Boxcar Junkies Debut EP is titled "Hobo Nation"
Produced by Troy Lucketta, Rob Daniels, and Jake Clayton
Recorded at TML Studios
Mixed by Chuck Alkazian at Pearl Sound Studios
Mastered by Greg Reierson at Rare Form Mastering
Songs written by Brandon Reid Allen & The Boxcar Junkies