The Wolf

by Andy Pratt

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released September 9, 2013

Rich Mendelson - engineering, production
Mike Prado - engineering, production
recorded in Roslindale, MA and Tulsa, OK
Cody Bailey, drums
Andy Pratt, bass, keyboards, guitars, vocals
Mike Prado, guitars
Charles Haynes, drums
Mark Doyle, guitars
Mike McHann, guitars
Tyrone, guitars

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Andy Pratt Boston, Massachusetts

Andy Pratt burst on the scene in 1973 with his iconic Columbia single
'Avenging Annie'. He spent 4 years in the big time, then disappeared, but really he never stopped. Please enjoy this selection of his newer work....it's worth the wait... ... more

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Track Name: Don't Run Away
This is the time when you've got to be strong
this is the time when you just have to take it
this is the time when you've got to pick up and do what's right

You got to try try try
Don't let it stop you the way they do you
Just keep on going, it's going to be all aright

the walking wounded (fall)
the walking wounded (rise)
armies in the night (marching)

the grieving masses (carry the weight)
the grieving masses (hope it's not too late)
the wrong of it all (wrong)

you build a fortress then it crumbles
you climb a mountain then you fall down
after they take it away they never give it back

shape shifters, throwaways, criminals, zombies burned by the sun (you see 'em)
walking death, working death, creeping death, fiery death, madness all around

run away but don't run away from me
in the night when you're talking to the moon
in the morning when you see the sun, hold on

I see it all, I know it all, I will fix it, I will heal it, I will judge the world
the time will pass, you'll be all right, don't let it get you down
nothing gonna change just keep on keep on

run away but don't run away from me


creeping death, working death, fiery death
Track Name: Fool 4 You
I am but a fool for you
I'll do what you want me to
tell me tell me tell me
what you want me to do

we live in the third millennium
we were not prepared for any of them
tell us tell us tell who we can believe
we believe you

cuz people are so good at lying
people are so good at stealing
we could get thrown away
remember we're not as big as we pretend to be

sittin in varnum cafe
thinking about the way it was
everything was the way I wanted it to be
then old fate came along
knocked it out of my hand
now I'm still here to tell you
I can take it

I am just a fool for my wife
she got me good
tell me tell me how long with this last
because of my past
I think nothing can last forever
i think everything gonna get taken away
please don't let be that way this time

I am just a fool for you
I'll do what you want me to do
tell me tell me tell me
what you want me to do
Track Name: A Very Good Thing
it brings a tear to my eyes
when I think of how hard it's been
getting over
It's put some lines on my face
weathering the storms of life
get over it
cuz they don't care if you win the prize
they don't care if you're never seen again

it brings a smile to my face
when I remember what she said
that's a good thing that's a good thing anything at all is a good thing
cuz they don't care if you win the prize
they don't care if you're never seen again

for the first ten thousand winters we ate each other
while the busted housing splinters we kill our brothers
and that's a good thing

to be a star is a game for giants and fools
and when you crash and there's no one there
that's a good thing
cuz they don't care if you go home and fly
they don't care if you run out of money

it brings a tear to my eye
but what can you do about it
Track Name: It's Gonna Be Over
I don't know how to keep you around
I don't know how to keep you around
but someday it's gonna be over
someday I'll be far away

I don't know how to keep us alive
I don't know how to keep us alive
but someday it'll be over
someday I'll be far away

It'll be over over over over over over over over

I don't know how things got so bad
I don't know how to take us away
but someday it'll be over
someday we'll be far away

all of the people all of the places
burned into ashes torn into pieces
nobody knows what will happen tomorrow
why don't you wake and see what you've done

before it's all over before we all die
nobody knows
it's gonna be over
Track Name: Liberty Valance
When Liberty Valance rode to town the womenfolk would hide, they'd hide
When Liberty Valance walked around the men would step aside
Cuz the point of a gun was the only law that Liberty understood
when it came to shooting straight and fast, he was mighty good

From out of the East a stranger came, a lawbook in his hand
a man, the kind of a man the West wound need to tame this troubled land
But the point of a gun was the only law that Liberty understood
when it came to shooting straight and fast he was mighty good

Many a man would face his gun, many a man would fall
The man who shot Liberty Valance, he shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all

The love of a girl can make a man stay on when he should go
stay on, just trying to build a peaceful life where love is free to grow
but the point of a gun was the only law that Liberty understood
when the final showdown came to pass, a lawbook was no good

alone and afraid she prayed that he'd return that fateful night
Aw that night, when nothing she'd do could keep her man from going out to fight
from the moment a girl gets to be full-grown, the very first thing she leanrs
when two men go out to face each other, only one returns

Everyone heard to shots ring out, one shot made Liberty fall
The man who shot Liberty Valance
He shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all
Track Name: Life on Earth
I thought you'd be my friend
until the end
but it wasn't to be well that's all right baby
just another goodbye
just another lie
well I'll see you in heaven maybe
day turns to night
we'll be all right
don't listen don't even care
packing a suitcase
leaving for the moon
we don't know each other anymore

Chorus:
If I had wings like a dove
I would fly away with my love
far away from the storms and wind and treachery
of Life on Earth

storms in the coffee
storks in the pond
they listen they don't know
I'll be a puppet
do what they want
I'll live until I die

repeat chorus
Track Name: Lost Time
a long time ago in a faraway place somebody gave me a ride
he said the closer you get to the end of the race
the happier you'll be that you've tried
and all of these people who don't want me around
I hope they all go straight to hell
and newspaper taxies don't work any more
and somebody's not feeling well

Chorus
and I'm gonna make up for lost time
work on this thing till it shines
you can keep all your money and overworked lines
I'm on this train till it's mine

I sat and I waited for most of the day but you never showed up at all
finally I got up and just walked away
I've seen enough of your ball
and all of these people who don't want me around
I hope they all go straight to hell
and time in this vicious world's nobody's dream
and I'm getting older and older and I want to

Chorus
I"m on this train till I die

Everybody has to die I've heard
I guess that's ok, all we do is mess up the world

oh
Track Name: The Wolf
one step ahead of the wolf
one step ahead of the wold
trying hard but I don't get far
stay one step ahead of the wolf

wolf he's breathing hard
coming up fast behind
got to get some money in

wolf he is so cruel
wolf he is heartless
wolf he seems to rule the world

one step ahead of the wolf
one step ahead of the wolf
you can tell me anything I know
you won't be there
when I need you

wolf he is so cruei...

don't want to be cruel
don't want to be untrue
but in this world we're living in
I could lose everything