Work Hard Rest Easy

by Dylan Rooke & Red Coal

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1.
Old Friend 04:10
Old Friend Some time’s passed by, since we last sat down Passed ‘round stories of what we’ve done since the last time The grind is working this new grit into these old rags Healed by time and the wisdom of looking back Coming back to you, Coming back to you old friend Coming back to you It's good to be with you again Coming back to you Come on this far without end Coming back to you Coming back to you again Good to be with you old friend There were times not proud of and things I said Change is tough, the feeling of it all falling away We treasure these moments now, steady hearts holding on Holding loose to the outcome We hit the road a time or two, Sometimes traveling on down a different way than you But we’ve come on back around, what we’ve got is hard to find Making the best of these times
2.
Golden Calf 03:49
Golden Calf The days have been so long, the years feel short now There’s a fire burning in hearts, in our souls Something new on the horizon inviting us in Our voices scattered, now gathering Marching on to liberation We don’t want a handout. We want a foot in We ain’t worshiping the golden calf. won’t be bought or paid We don’t want a handout. we want a foot in Won’t you come and join in the parade, We’re dancing on barricades to the sound of a new day We came to visualize resistance in our towns and minds Rising from the ground, we’ve come to tear these idols down You can bury us, we were seeds and now we’ve grown You can cut the flowers but spring still has come. We’re dancing, we’re dancing, we’re dancing on barricades. To the sound of a new day
3.
Work Hard Rest Easy Well, baby, this old house ain’t getting anywhere alone It’s been sitting years left by the wayside, but hey it’s worth a try Let’s take these bones and make it home, got a love for the left out and cast aside We’ll live the simple life, but it sure ain’t easy But we’ll make some time to pour some whiskey for me and you These calloused hands may not fit the trend But will take what we got and will make do and mend We’ll rebuild this world in the shell of the old days We’ll work hard and rest easy, that’s our way Oh, we’ll work hard and rest easy, that’s our way Ain’t looking out for just our own Send ploughmen to the fields of common good This earth belongs to the tiller For our work, and for our rest, for our dreams, and for our health We’ve worked our fingers to the bone We’ll build a foundation from these old stones We’ll raise these beams and make a home No need to live or die alone No need to walk alone
4.
Grafton Street Back to the homeland for the first time A familiar beat, this heart of mine calling me over the immigrant sea Well, it's Dublin for me, where is it for you? That’ll sing your song and make you new. Walking these shores on the cliffs of howth With kin and laughter, heather and gorse It’s good to see ya, been too long between Well, it's Dublin for me, and so for you That’ll sing our song and bind us to. And they're singin’... Down Grafton, down Grafton street The colors and sounds, they call out to me Down Grafton, down Grafton street Darlin’ hold my hand. Breath in the memories They're singin’ songs for change Down on Grafton street. Well these ancient roots dig deep beyond And permeate like burning bog It’s my journey now, my history it's Dublin for me, where is it for you? That’ll sing your song and pull ya through. Well, Darlin’ it’s fair to want to stay Why go on back to the USA Still the paddock fields will collect their dew It’s Dublin for you, and so is for me That has sung our song and set us free… Darlin’ hold my hand got a whole world to see They’re singin’ songs for change down on Grafton Street
5.
Comrade Gene 04:34
Comrade Gene Oh Gene! Dear comrade! Won’t you come up here, beside me, Oh Gene You’re worthy of rest, Oh Gene You lived your life for love for the least of our sisters & our brethren Our toilers, our poor Won’t you come up here beside me, Oh Gene And find some rest you, dear Comrade, some rest Won’t you come up here beside me, Oh Gene Lay your weary head down you’ve worked tirelessly won’t you find some rest. Oh Gene, it was or it was for such as you That the foundations of this earth were laid on down In Justice, in Mercy, in Love for the least of our sisters & our brethren Our toilers, our poor Well done good and faithful won’t you join us here at the feast of our toilers, our poor
6.
We are the Ones Walking the streets of this old mill town Well, what we’ve got left The people here they’ve got something else That didn’t go leave like the rest Welcomed in this stranger Helped him settle on into a home They said, come on in, just don’t push us out And together we can sing this song We are the ones, we are the ones We’ve been waiting for We are the ones, we are the one’s Build our own future Don’t need a handout of pity. Or false sense of charity Oh, We are the ones, we are the ones We’ve been waiting for In some ways we’re poor, that’s not who we are Just don’t got the same rules Those in power made their promises That then only served the few Well, the politicians, bankers and bosses Sure got a lot to say, Can’t wait on them, it’s time to organize And build our new world today!... We are the ones... …just opportunity Thirsty for more than what they’ll trickle down Hungry for more than the crumbs that fall to the ground… Got to own the means, the tools & land To build and produce our own We are the ones.. ...you can join if you walk with me
7.
Worth It 05:37
Worth It Got loaded up, tore away from all you knew, and all you had Started new, just for me, I’ve never known this kinda love I didn’t know how to be, I’d only know you from so far, so far away We held on tight to uncertainty’s chest, wished for the best, then push came to shove We’ve traveled over mountains, o’er these ragin’ stormy seas We’ve been through hell and high water, you and me Through the struggle, the joy, and the pain, and through all these fears You’re worth it, you’re worth it, babe, you’re worth every tear Is love some sick and twisted wound, ill with young and naive dreams Or is it a chance to grow beyond, lose ourselves, to find our way Remember that day, in that vacant lot, it was the worst I’ve had and since. We made it through, a little scraped and bruised but we’re stronger for our stay Through the struggle, the joy, and the pain, and through all these years You’re worth it, still worth it, babe, you’re worth every tear

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released September 3, 2018

Dylan Rooke - vocals, guitar, bass, accordion, mountain dulcimer
Jake Pellatiro - guitar, banjo, bass, vocals
Neal Leventry - drums, auxiliary percussion
Aubrey Dulaney - vocals, piano, organ, guitar
Danna Cascone - vocals
Lynn Speakman - saxophone, flute
Sean McClorey - mandolin
Brent Stubblefield - harmonica
Tripper Christie - bass

Produced and Engineered by Tripper Christie
Mixed at Montrose Studios by Adrian Olsen and Tripper Christie
Mastered by Allen Bergendahl

© 2018 All songs written by Dylan Rooke
Artwork & design by Dylan Rooke
Photography by Dylan & Amber Rooke

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Dylan Rooke Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Singer-songwriter Dylan Rooke experiments with the intersection of folk, rock, and some punk grit. Joining with some old friends who formed the accompanying band Red Coal, together they have overlaid vocal harmonies, modern electric and traditional acoustic instruments, to orchestrate a balance between the dynamics of their songs, bringing with them many anthems to be sung arm in arm. ... more

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