Uncle Sam

Austin Lance Howell

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This was a song I recorded during the sessions for "Hard Lessons". It didn't make the record, simply because I didn't think it fit in that collection, but it's a simple folk tune that I'm still pretty proud of. The summer I graduated high school one of my best friends joined the Marines. I came damn close to joining with him and the truth is if it weren't for music, I would have. I already had my next 2-3 months booked playing shows with my old pal Frank, and felt I needed to honor what I had booked with him. Plus my Mom would've LOST IT. My friend joined and went through basic training. When he came home he was doing drills in my living room and I didn't regret not joining up too much anymore. It wasn't too long after that he was sent to Afghanistan and I've hardly heard from him since, for various reasons. He made it back okay and has a family now, but I always wondered how the conversation went with his parents before he got shipped over. When I wrote this songs few years ago, I tried putting myself in his and their shoes and it all fell together. For the artwork, I asked my friend Ricky Kendall, an amazing musician and songwriter in his own right, about drawing or painting something for the cover because I've also been a fan or his artwork for a while. He worked up a number of different options but when I saw this one I felt it represented the character in the song well on a number of different levels. The longer I stare at it, the deeper it gets.

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HARD LESSONS

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  1. 1 Only Queen 03:53
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  2. 2 You Ain't Nothing Like The Girls Back Home 03:03
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  3. 3 The Fall 03:32
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  4. 4 Union Son 03:47
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  5. 5 Only God Knows 03:40
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  6. 6 Happy For A While 03:34
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  7. 7 Love, Fortune Or Fame 03:01
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  8. 8 Losing Hand 05:42
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  9. 9 Amelia 03:27
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  10. 10 The Way It Goes 03:57
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Still Go On

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(10 Track Debut Album) "This record is well thought out and equally well produced. It’s the type of album where you hit play and go about your business not worrying about skipping songs. Well written arrangements and thought provoking lyrics are an understatement. These are brutally honest soul-pitted songs about women, relationships: good, bad, and ugly, and the darker side of the bottle and other "extra-curricular" devices."

- NO DEPRESSION
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  1. 1 12 Steps 04:14
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  2. 2 Skipping Stones 03:42
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  3. 3 The Kid 05:29
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  4. 4 Devil O' Devil 04:34
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  5. 5 Jezebel 03:33
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  6. 6 Still Go On 06:01
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  7. 7 Maybe Next Time 05:29
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  8. 8 You Know Better Now 03:38
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  9. 9 Tumbleweed Towns 03:22
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  10. 10 Girl Behind The Bar 05:31
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