Diggin' For Gold

by The Pickers

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released April 15, 2014

Mike Khalil-Guitar/Vocals
John Schreffler Jr. -Pedal Steel/Vocals
Brandon Eugene Owens-Bass
Matt Lesser-Drums

Engineered by J.P. Bendzinski
Recorded at Jazz Cats Long Beach, CA
Overdubs Recorded at Fulton Manor, Van Nuys, CA
Co-writers include Emily Cohn, Desmond Simpson, and Christian Minor

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The Pickers Los Angeles, California

"Diggin' For Gold" is inspired by the music you'll hear at honky tonk bars in Nashville, TN. The band was est. in 2013. Lead by Mike Khalil, they hit the studio in Dec to record. After lots of moonshine, pickin', and grinnin', this is the result. Enjoy:) ... more

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Track Name: Chasing The Wrong Faces
It's so hard sometimes
Trying to drink you off my mind
So I went to the bar
Tried to kill my lonely heart
When the day is through
I look for you in the same honky tonk

And I'll drink until the cows come home
And I'll sleep through the break of dawn
And I'll weep shen I wake up to find I'm still all alone
And I'll drink until the cows come home
And I'll sleep through the early morn
And I think I was chasing the wrong faces

Drivin my red pick up truck
Through the small town I grew up
Drinkin my mind off you
I stop in at old mama q's
headed on down to the riverside
There's Sarah Rafter skippin' rocks in cut-off jeans
A girl my mama wouldn't approve
But she's so damn hot
She's all I got

And I'll drink until the cows come home
And I'll sleep through the break of dawn
and I'll weep when I wake up to find I'm still all alone
And I'll drinkuntil the cows come home
And I'll sleep through the early morn
And I know I was chasing the wrong faces

I went to the store with my head hangin' low
Ham and cheese sandwich on my mind
In the produce isle,
is where I saw her smile and
wink back at me with those moonshine eyes
But I'm day old bread
Gettin' tossed out with the trash
Then she walked up to me

And we'll drink until the cows come home
And we'll sleep, until the break of dawn
And I'll smile, when I wake up to find she's still in my arms
And we'll drink until the cows come home
And we'll sleep, until the early morn
And I know I was chasing the wrong faces
And I know I was chasing the wrong faces
Track Name: Jewish Boy
I may look like a city slicker,
Shinin' up through his shoes.
Underneath I'm just a cotton picker,
Pickin' out a mess of blues

Show me where I start.
Find a horse and cart.
I'm just a jewish boy,
Jewish boy at heart.

I may look like a bank teller,
Pushing facts in a file.
But I'd rather be a haul collar,
Shooing foot home in style.

Show me where I start.
Find a horse and cart.
I'm just a jewish boy,
Jewish boy at heart.

I may look like a city slicker,
Shinin' up through his shoes.
Underneath I'm just a cotton picker,
Pickin' out a mess of blues.

Show me where I start.
Find a horse and cart.
I'm just a jewish boy,
Jewish boy at heart.
Track Name: Truck Drivin' Man
I stopped at a road house in Texas
It was a little place called Hamburger Dan's
And I heard that old jukebox a playin'
a song about a truck drivin' man

Pour me another cup of coffee for it is the best in the land
I'll put a nickel in the jukebox and play the Truck Drivin' Man

The waitress just brought me some coffee
I thanked her but called her again
I said that old song sure does fit me cause
I'm a truck drivin' man

Pour me another cup of coffee for it is the best in the land
I'll put a nickel in the jukebox and play the Truck Drivin' Man

I climbed back aboard my old semi
and then like a flash I was gone
I got them old truck wheels a rollin'
I'm on my way to San Antone

Pour me another cup of coffee for it is the best in the land
I'll put a nickel in the jukebox and play the Truck Drivin' Man
And play that Truck Drivin' Man
Track Name: Make You Mine
You know you had me riding high
Like the stars light up the sky
And you would be the one to satisfy
Cuz' you're the apple of my eye

You know that I'd walk miles for you
Even in these old worn shoes
So we could be together for a while

C'mon baby, don't say maybe
You know we could never have come this far
Come on back to, me and you,
I'll be the one to make you mine

Like The wind blows through the trees
I can feel you in the breeze
Like the waves roll through the sea
Your love has set me free

You know that I'd walk miles for you
Even in these old worn shoes
So we could be together for a while

C'mon baby, don't say maybe
You know we could never have come this far
Come on back to, me and you,
I'll be the one to make you mine

One more night
I'll be the one to make you mine
Be the one to, make you mine
I'll be good, I'll be true, I'll do anything for you

C'mon baby, don't say maybe
You know we could never have come this far
Come on back to me and you,
I'll be the one to make you mine x2

One more night
I'll be the one to make you mine
Be the one to, make you mine
Track Name: Play The Fool
Well you told me you love me
You told me a lie
And I've been mistreated lord
You know I cant deny that
Sometimes, you treated me so cruel
I can't stand it any longer
I ain't gonna play no fool

Well I bought you diamonds and rings
I gave you everything
And all I heard is how I ain't done a damn thing
Sometimes you treated me so cruel
I can't stand it any longer
I ain't gonna play no fool

Well you told me I was special
I was your sweetie pie
But every where we go it's like
You've been with every guy
Sometimes you treated me so cruel
I can't stand it any longer
I ain't gonna play no fool
Track Name: Working Man Blues
It's a big job just gettin' by with nine kids and a wife
I been a workin' man dang near all my life
I'll be working long as my two hands are fit to use
I'll drink my beer in a tavern,
Sing a little bit of these working man blues

I keep my nose on the grindstone, I work hard every day
Might get a little tired on the weekend, after I draw my pay
But I'll go back workin, come Monday morning I'm right back with the crew
I'll drink a little beer that evening,
Sing a little bit of these working man blues

Sometimes I think about leaving, do a little bummin around
I wanna throw my bills out the window catch a train to another town
But I go back working I gotta buy my kids a brand new pair of shoes
Yeah drink a little beer in a tavern,
Cry a little bit of these working man blues

Hey hey, the working man, the working man like me
I ain't never been on welfare, that's one place I won't be
Cause I'll be working long as my two hands are fit to use
I drink a little beer in a tavern
Sing a little bit of these working man blues

I drink a little beer in a tavern
Sing a little bit of these working man blues
Track Name: Play With Your Poodle
Now lend an ear folks while I sing this song,
Don't get mad, I don't mean no harm!
I want to play with your poodle,
I want to play with your poodle,
I want to play with your poodle,
I mean your little poodle dog!

Yes, that little poodle got a long shaggy tail,
Well I tried to buy him but he wasn't for sale!
Can I play with your poodle?
Can I play with your poodle?
Can I play with your poodle?
I mean your little poodle dog!

Oh, when I went down to town with my hat in my hand,
I was lookin' for a woman, didn't have no man!
I want to play with your poodle,
I want to play with your poodle,
I want to play with your poodle,
I mean your little poodle dog!

Yes, two old maids that were layin' in a bed,
Well, one turned over, this is what she said;
"Can I play with your poodle?
Can I play with your poodle?
Can I play with your poodle?
I mean your little poodle dog!".

Now Lily ol' woman, what you tryin' to do?
Tryin' to lower my brother and lower me too!
Wanna play with your poodle,
I wanna play with your poodle,
I wanna play with your poodle,
I mean your little poodle dog!
Track Name: Together Again
Together again my tears have stopped falling
The long lonely nights are now at an end
The key to my heart you hold in your hand
And nothing else matters now we're together again

Together again the gray skies are gone
You're back in my arms now, where you belong
The love that I knew is living again
And nothing else matters now we're together again

And nothing else matters now we're together again