Let's Die Together

by The Smoking Flowers

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released June 22, 2018

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The Smoking Flowers Nashville, Tennessee

There are not enough words to describe the intrinsic chemistry Kim and Scott Collins possess. They have discovered what some duos spend their entire careers trying to find: a fascinating marriage between artistic talent and subtle sensuality that pierces the attention of anyone in the same room as them... the second their wild feet touch the stage they exude just how tenured they truly are. ... more

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Track Name: Young & Brave
"Young and Brave"

Do you even know what you are running from?
There’s a woman and her eyes.
There’s a man out on a wire.
I’m thinking back to the time we had…
We were young and brave
I can still hear you say,
“I’m coming straight for your heart. Coming straight for your heart”.

Are you ocean blue?
Are you new wave new?
With a knife I can fight.
With machines I cannot.
We’ll pay the rent.
And make the neighbors split.
We’re still young and brave
I can still hear you say…

“I’m coming straight for your heart. Coming straight for your heart”
You’re just running in the dark from a hunter on the mark.
I’m coming straight for your heart. I’m coming straight for your heart.
We’re just running in the dark… runnin’ in the dark.”


Coming straight for you heart.
I’m coming straight for your heart.
You’re just running in the dark, running in the dark.
Track Name: Here 4 U Now
“Here 4 U Now”

I couldn’t hear you then
But I hear you now
Like a reigning sound
Never so loud

Little needles of rain
Hit the desert again
Upon the winds of change
I will sail right in

Not on this watch
Not on this life
Not when you’re broken down

Whatever the need
Whatever the means
It will be met
It’s destinies debt

Through a riot crowd
I swill swim and shout
Let feedback sing
Let the riot ring

Not on this watch
Not on this life
Not when you’re crying out

I’m Here 4 U Now
I’m Here 4 U Now
Now means now
I’m Here 4 U Now

Not on this watch
Not on this life
Not when you’re battled down
I’m Here 4 U Now
Still Here 4 U Now
Now means now
I’m Here 4 U Now
Here through the day
Here through the night
Here with gentleness
Here for the fight
I’m HERE 4 U NOW
Track Name: Woodland Ave.
Where were you the night when rock & roll was in the news?
Where were you the night all hell broke loose?
Were your hands stuck in tight jeans on Woodland Avenue?
Where were you the night when rock & roll was in the news?

Where were you the day when the tornado blew?
Were you out there Slow Bar jiving, Greg Garing cool?
Was your fist stuck on your chin down on Woodland Avenue?
Where were you the day when the tornado blew?

There came a light, right from our eyes
Head steady tight, we will fight for our time
There came a light, right from our eyes
Head steady tight, we will fight we will fight

Now they're tearing down the old just to bring up the new
With the jivers sock hopping thinking cigarettes are cool
Where the Esquires once rocked it down on Woodland Avenue
Are you staring down the old while they bring up the new?

There came a light, right from our eyes
Head steady tight, we will fight for our time
There came a light, right from our eyes
Head steady tight, we will fight we will fight

Where were you the night when rock & roll was in the noose?
Where you the night when all hell broke loose?
Drunk walkin' to Lower Broad where Phil Hummer hung the Full Moon
Where were you the night when rock & roll was in the noose?
Track Name: Outlive Me
You are a hurricane, I am the beach
You ain’t gonna outlive me
Arms around my demons
Hugging them like a friend
You ain’t gonna outlive me

You are an avalanche, I am the peak
You ain’t gonna roll over me
Arms around my demons
Heart waving like a flag
You ain’t gonna outlive me

I am sharp, like a knife
I will never be dull
Like a dart, in the eye
I will never be dull

You are a grizzly, I am a bee
You ain’t gonna F with me
You are a bully, come on and take a swing
You ain’t gonna forget me

I am sharp, like a knife
I will never be dull
Like a dart, in the eye
I will never be dull
I am sharp
I’m alive
Track Name: Sunset, MO
“Sunset, MO”

Out west of town my skin was pale.
Kelly Robinson said,“Son, you must go there.”
They call it the court, but there ain’t no judge.
And the baseline is where the braves ones run.
Wore my true colors, ‘cuz all else told,
“Don’t ever go to Sunset, boy.
Don’t ever go there after dark.
In Sunset, Missouri the snake is the charmer.
Don’t. Don’t.”

Those colors were black and they were red.
Broke as a loke and just don’t care.
We walked through the valley with nothing but love.
Using the word “schooly” like it was a drug.
‘Little Squeeb’ growing up, catching the buzz.
“Don’t ever go to Sunset, boy.
Don’t ever go there after dark.
Unless a black preacher’s gonna guard your heart.
Don’t. Don’t.”

Tim Johnson don’t care about us none.
Don’t give me none of that “Robert (Johnson)” folklore stuff.
Gwish was on the corner pressing his luck.
I was in the back of Uncle Mike’s green pick up.
You been to Clarksdale? ...whatever player.
I got a devil of my own.
Came to me when the sun was showin’.
Came to me in Sunset, I was nine years old.
Came to me in Sunset via Cairo.
So now I’m going to Cairo to settle the score.

“Don’t ever go to Cairo, boy.
Don’t ever go there on your own.”
I’ll bring a gypsy woman that bangs a drum.
Track Name: Street Fight
“Street Fight”

I popped the lock on heaven’s gate
The bright lights and sinking fates
Just off Woodland at half past 8
Sit still, deal the thrill
Tip my hat from brim to bill
Then move on up the hill

Stepping out on the same old street
Mid December but I’m packing heat
Like tractor beams we’re locking eyes
Tell me baby what is your desire
Tell me why I’m the man to hire
The hourglass is dying

Down the alley there was a street fight
Passed the van, there up on the right
Take the cash, there’s no other plan
Make it fast, that’s why you’re the man

Fire fast don’t feel the pain
The forecast is slow today
Hit the pedal and pull away
There’s goes another brother blown away
And another one staking claim
The way the game is played

Down the alley there was a street fight
Passed the van, there up on the right
Take the cash, there’s no other plan
Make it fast, that’s why you’re the man

Hand on the hip
I thought I saw myself
Hands in the air
I thought I saw myself
I saw it in you
Down the alley there was a street fight
Passed the van, there up on the right
Take the cash, there’s no other plan
Make it fast, that’s why you’re the man

Hand on the hip
I thought I saw myself
Hands in the air
I thought I saw myself
I saw it in you
Track Name: One Friend
“One Friend”

A bottle turned down
A face for a frown
I’m too far from home
I’m too far from home

A black for an eye
A death before a lie
Out on the front line
I turn toward the light

If these were the last words in my mouth
And the last verse I sing out
If you’ve got one… one friend
It’s worth breathing
If you’ve got one… one friend
You’ve got it all

With the bottom in sight
No further than a pint
The fighter’s alive
A diamond will rise
From the coal in my eyes
Sights set on the prize
Cold coal come alive

If these were the last words in my mouth
And the last verse I sing out
If you’ve got one… one friend
It’s worth breathing
If you’ve got one… one friend
You’ve got it all

One shot, I hold it up
I come clean
One shot, I hold it out
I come clean
If these were the last words in my mouth
And the last verse I sing out
If you’ve got one… one friend
It’s worth breathing
If you’ve got one… one friend
You’ve got it all
Track Name: One Horse Town
“One Horse Town”

You run away to no avail
You take a ride to heaven’s hell
And still it wears you like a veil
This one horse town

It’s written in the sand
You fight the urge to end your plans
And oh it has its hold on you
As you run away from this one horse town

Tonight we’ll find
What you can and what you can’t let go

We are the sons and daughters grace
Clean the womb and end the chase
It still remains a love of yours
This one horse town

Tonight we’ll find
What you can and what you can’t let go
What you can and can’t let go
Let it go
Track Name: Let's Die Together
Let's die together
Together we'll go
Let's die together
Together we are gone

So don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
We can roll a snowball out of hell
And I can be with you 'til the end

The earth... a coffin
To crawl in
Back home
The sky is calling
Calling to shine on
And on

Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
We can roll a snowball out of hell
And I can be with you 'til the end
Track Name: Heart B 4 the Head
“Heart B 4 the Head”

You’re a beauty born complete
I am bowing in defeat
Kneeling crutchless, like Achilles now I crawl

Come closer, make it real
Curses quickly cut the heel
Bodies burning, I am butter, you are blade

When your heart is in your head
And your head can’t find your heart
As you lay across the bed
And I stumble in the dark
Coen plays Suzanne, saying things I never said
I dance into my lover’s hands
The heart B 4 the head

You’re a saint made from mead
Move it now and marry me
Make my memories
Make them clean
Mighty muse

We will honeymoon on the high
Hang our sins out to dry
Hide our honor in our eyes
…like Hollywood

When your heart is in your head
And your head can’t find your heart
As you lay across the bed
And I stumble in the dark
Coen’s Marianne, saying things I never said
I dance into my lover’s hands
The heart B 4 the head


For a draft dodging king
There are days worth numbering
Dying doves will dive for the door

The sea sent a swell
Our ship will never sail
Our ship will never sail

When your heart is in your head
And your head can’t find your heart
As you lay across the bed
And I stumble in the dark
Coen plays Suzanne, saying things I never said
Dance into my lover’s hands
The heart B 4 the head

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