Better Days

by Red Eye Junction

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    A lot has changed for REJ since their last album in 2009. With a new drummer and guitar superstar, REJ releases their third studio album 'Better Days.' The album is fourteen songs of uncompromising, hard hitting country and western music straight from the bottle and into your heart. This album was a years worth of song writing and six months of studio time and recording sessions. A stark contrast to their first album recorded over two weekends in a garage. Thanks for stopping by and giving the new album a spin.

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    "Red Eye Junction lead singer Reid Cain has a voice made for heartbreak. In “Better Days,” the latest from San Luis Obispo’s honky-tonk heroes, he sings about hangovers, hardship and missed opportunities. The album travels the entire romantic spectrum, from the first heady days of puppy love ( “The Brightest Star”) to the painful end ( “Walk Away”). Whether he’s mourning a lost love ( “April”) or welcoming a new one ( “A Little Wild”), however, Cain’s tenor twang serves as the perfect counterpoint to the band’s classic country sound.
    -Sarah Linn, San Luis Obispo Tribune News"
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The sheriff, a family and the man in the gallows Stand waiting for the first light of dawn The sheriff found him there Near the border South of Tucson He tracked him out a thousand miles across the range He'd held a ticket for the morning train to Nogales Had he caught it he'd a surely got away A wife kissed her husband as he headed out that morning She couldn't know that it would be her last good bye She'll raise her son the best she can manage Sell the business with the blood stains on the wall When money’s owed it can mean a lot of pressure He saw shadow in the back room of the store He raised his gun but he hadn't meant to fire A moments panic and a man fell to the floor
Dog Tired 03:39
Well I'm dog tired of this dead end town Gonna pack it up and head on down the road It ain't much that I leave behind An empty house and a lonely life, Oh Lord. Going to find myself some better days Its not like me to cut and run But it's all been said and what's done is done Gonna find myself a brand new start Somewhere I can heal this heart It started out like anything Long kisses then wedding rings, of gold It wasn't long before the downward slide The day you left I made up my mind, to go Going to find my self some better days Leave it all, everything I own Don't need much without this home, or you Well I'm dog tired of this dead end town Gonna pack it up and head on down, the road
I've been down a time or two my darling I held Queens while she showed ace's high I took a chance and end up near a cryin' No one to blame for I've gambled away my life I'm gonna pray on Sunday morning For what I done on Saturday night I've been known to drink all night ‘til morning I'm ashamed to say that bottle’s my best friend Mister won't you listen heed my warning The bottom of that bottle is the end Now I've been known to go and lose my temper Come out swinging hardly a reason why Often its the last thing I remember Is stumbling home wearing two black eyes
It's felt a long time coming But the weekends finally here, let’s take some time Dinner in the back yard, some California wine Sounds just right Kick off those old work shoes And let's forget the time When he sun goes down You'll be the brightest star tonight I got the kids off with the neighbors. It’s time, for you and I to have some fun They're going to be there ‘til morning, Now put your hand in mine and let’s get wild I don't think you could be more beautiful tonight In my eyes This time we have's a diamond, and just as hard to find, So let it shine Take off that old work dress, and let’s ignite the fire When he sun goes down You'll be the brightest star tonight
The Roses 03:33
I feel alright 'til the night comes Lessons of the heart I never seem to learn This emptiness I've come to know Is a truth I battle 'til the dawn I can't say the writing wasn't on the wall With my back against it I didn't see at all I'm the one to blame for the awful shape I'm in I've thrown away the roses again I played your love like a game Its no surprise I couldn't win Your love's a dangerous game One I couldn’t hope to win I've thrown away the roses again
I love the sound of beer bottles clinkin' Music on the jukebox some dude singing Guitar strumming everybody swinging and a swaying Singing loud & proud on Saturday night I punch that clock at the end of the day Weekend work drives me insane So I head to the local bar of mine Oh thank Lord time to unwind Here comes trouble walkin' in Five foot nine tall and slim I said what brings you to this place I fell in love when I heard her say One more hour till closing time It’s all right Hell we feel fine With yer drinks in hand come gather round’ Hold yer bottles high lets shout out loud...
She might be a little wild, but that don't mean she's crazy Hell, I don't like ‘em tame, and everyday she seems to amaze me There's a whole lot of fire in those pretty blue eyes She packs a hell of a punch for gal her size She likes to get on a buzz and head on down to Main Street Drink a bit a whiskey, make a whole lot of noise She can pour it down with the best of the boys She gonna drink, fight, stay out all night Turn you around if you’ve been living right She might swear like a sailor but I guess it just don't phase me She drives a big old, beat up, pick up truck held together with love and a hand full of luck She might be a little wild, but that don't mean she's crazy
April 03:27
A freezing winter followed a rainy fall With April here it seemed an early thaw That summer love didn't seem so far away But April was gone by May With April storms didn't seem to stick around The sun would break and the wind would settle down Now what went wrong is really hard to say And April was gone by May April will be back next year I know But it won't be the one I'm praying for Those seasons change and the world it still spins With April gone I'm lonesome once again I thought my heart would finally have it's way But April was gone by May
Busted 02:55
This ain't the first time I been busted Chances are it ain't the last Living on the day to day now Looking for a way to somehow Turn it back around The stairs I climb they lead to nowhere Down a lonely hallway to my room By the bed there's an empty bottle Plastic roses on the mantle Like memories they never fade Sometimes life moves on with out you With different roads and changing ways I know this ain't the life you dreamed of And I can only guess that your love Had gotten tired of the wait.
Walk Away 02:14
We tried, and tried, to finally close the door This game, we play, is getting older everyday I'm gonna find the strength to walk away I'll leave, move on, just to turn right back around This time, I swear, when the tear drops are falling down We're going to find the strength to walk away I know it’s tough but it’s useless to pretend This path we're on hasn’t finally reached an end Can that flower of love bloom once again My heart, can't stand, to see you in misery It's been, some time, since you felt so wild and free Can you find the strength to finally walk away
Promises 02:23
Your promises, have all been broken Words from your lips, they're just twisted lies Your promises have all been broken So when I leave, you won't have to question why You promised me that I was your only You said you weren't the cheating kind Well then I saw you holding a stranger And it’s been weighting heavy on my mind You told me you don't care about money But then you go and spend all mine When it was gone you found it oh so funny And found some where else to spend your time
Diamond Ring 03:04
That diamond ring She's going to wear his diamond ring I'm going to wear his diamond ring When I was young man to blind to see She tried to make an honest man of me Now it’s all over she's moved along And I'm still spending my nights alone You had your chance but I found a man Who's willing and ready to take my hand Now it’s all over I've moved along Sorry you're spending your nights alone
One by One 03:23
One last tear, may fall from my eyes One last time, you're going to hear me say good bye So turn your face against the wall If you don't want to see me go One by one, I've counted up your lies One last chance, I gave you But I don't think that you tried You try to kick me when I'm down So I don't think I'm coming back around One more fool, I guess that you can add me to that list One more kiss, remember it Cause I can't live like this So if you're thinking one last word Let me have it, I'm near out the door
The Streets 02:38
In deep work through the pain, Booze pills and that devil cocaine Wolves howling through the night, Everyday is another fight Stiletto heels and a switchblade knife Much younger than her face will show Chained to the streets when she was just a girl Each time those sirens scream She hopes to wake from this broken dream Stilleto heels and a switchblade knife Fishnets, mini and a face so fine, Much better than the welfare line Getting on means getting paid Scars cut like razor blades Stilleto heels and a switchblade knife


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released May 25, 2010


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Red Eye Junction San Luis Obispo

Red Eye Junction walks the line with a powerful blend of classic twang and modern edge. With more than 350 shows under their belts, a European tour and four acclaimed albums, their latest album, "Meat and Bones" was released Spring 2018.

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