The Tyburn Jig

The Tyburn Jig

 Houston, Texas, USA
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Biography

Hotter than the Texas badlands and slicker than a Gulf Coast oil spill, The Tyburn Jig is a three piece original band of outlaws. Their music defies categorization but channels a brooding amalgam of demented surf and cow-punk. Perhaps you could call it Western Murder Noir. They are equal parts lust and legend, love and danger. Whatever it is, you can't stop dancing.

Lyrics

Survived My Life

Written By: Brad Gibbs

I’ve been drinking and drugging
And I’ve got no repentance
It’s a miracle I can make a coherent sentence

I was given it all I threw it all away
But I’m doing alright somehow, some way
And there are things I’ve done that I will never admit
But I still drink and smoke and cuss and spit

And I don’t mean to brag but I’ve got the right
I’ve made it through one hell of a fight
I’ve been broken and burned but I have seen the light
Sometimes I can’t believe that I’ve survived my life

It hasn’t been all bad in fact there’s been some good
But I still haven’t found my way out of the woods
I quit tying up strippers in my hotel room
But I’m a street corner shaman prophesying doom

I’ve been down town and got my shoes shined
I have wallowed in the gutter with society’s slime
I’ve walked the darkest alleys of the streets at night
I’ve embraced the darkness and forsaken the light

And I tell you these things not wishing to boast
I just had to get a few things off of my chest
Just to laugh in the face of misery and strife
Sometimes I can’t believe that I’ve survived my life

One day the wind will blow through my bones
And I’ll lay upon that desolated prairie all alone
And the rain will merge my body with the earth
But in my hand I’ll hold the whip and make the devil push that stone

There’s a tale they tell under cover of dark
In the midtown bungalows and trailer parks
About a man who just refused to die
Thought the world kept trying to kill him and

I can tell you it’s true, for I am him
Anything can be solved by a song and a bottle of gin
Anything you don’t lose, best believe you can win
Surround yourself with a good woman and good friends

One more thing before I turn out the light
There’s one more thing to think about tonight
You can shoot down the moon and have yourself a slice
And you better believe that you can survive your life

Terrified of Love

Written By: Brad Gibbs

It could be lurking behind any darkened doorway
It could catch you wide awake or in your dreams
One thing that I know is that you’ll never have it your way
Trapped in an endless maze of clever wicked schemes

Creeps up behind you like some killer with a switchblade
Or like a vicious cruel gaze it looks down from above
Might place a dagger in your heart before your life has really started
That’s exactly why I’m terrified of love

But I’m still in love with love
It seems to be the only thing I’m ever dreaming of
But I’m fucking terrified of love
It just might let you down when push comes to shove

Once there was a sailor and he got lost out at sea
His ship was sinking but he saved a letter from a girl so sweet
Within was written a confession of a never ending passion
As he drifted he clung on to life just for that very obsession

Two weeks later from some miracle that sailor he was found
When he returned to shore he found that girl she had not stuck around
When she heard the news she did not mourn she went off to the bar
Got drunk on rum and rode off in some brand new Cadillac car

But I’m still in love with love
It seems to be the only thing anybody’s ever dreaming of
But I’m fucking terrified of love
It’s going to let you down when push comes to shove

Poets talk such nonsense of the sunshine
Love is a voodoo curse I’ll be the first to say
For one brief moment you will swear that love has saved your mortal soul
Tell that to all the tortured souls that love has led astray

But I’m still in love with love
It seems to be the only thing I’m ever dreaming of
But I’m fucking through with love
It just might let you down when push comes to shove

Discography

High Noon Moon---EP 2011