Heaven

by Jared Rogerson

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released June 14, 2016

Produced by Brenn Hill and Jared Rogerson

Recorded and mastered at County Q in Nashville, TN
Nick “Ace” Lutz - Engineer
Mike Rupe - Asst. Engineer
Jason Domenech - Asst. Engineer
Mastered by Mike Purcell

Recorded and mixed at Trax AV - Layton, UT
Matt Ward - Engineer

Photography by Tara Bolgiano for Blushing Crow Studio,
Jared Rogerson and Cheyenne Stewart
Art Direction and Design by Patrick Duffy for Attention

The Band:
Acoustic guitar - Jared Rogerson
Drums/Percussion - Paul Scholten (Band leader)
Electric/Acoustic Bass - Dow Tomlin
Electric/Acoustic guitar - Justin Ostrander
Piano/B3 Organ/Accordion/Synth - Howard Duck, Mike Rojas
Cello/Violin/Mandolin/Banjo - Jonathan Yudkin
Pedal Steel - Smith Curry
Background Vocals – Russell Terrell, Devin Rae

Special vocal appearances by Brenn Hill (Cowboy Singer Too), Andy Nelson (Cowboy Singer Too, When it’s Rainin’), and Devin Rae (Why Wyoming)

Extra special thanks goes to: Brenn Hill, Matt Ward, Paul Scholten, Andy Nelson, Devin Rae, Jason Tyler Burton, Lauren Donley, Kostas Lazarides, Mike Morgan, Jeff Elliott, the band, Patrick Duffy, Les and Sherree Andersen, Sheree and Roy Martin, Dave and Mary Lankford, Mary Caipusci, Dan Abernathy & The Reike Room, Mom and Dad, Jen, Jada and Oakley.

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Track Name: Heaven
Green field, yellow t-shirt, French-braid in your long brown hair/ Hay’s cut, baled up, now Daddy says it’s okay to run him out there/ You’re nine years old, fast as you can go on the back of your gold palomino/ And your little blue heeler is catching up fast, your big smile makes me laugh

You’re heaven, heaven in a picture/ Time stands still, did I forget to mention/ You’re heaven, the image of love/ Yeah, you’re a picture of heaven

Eighteen, your field of dreams is far away from that college town/ You go to work, you go to school, grown up ain’t always cool/ But on Friday night, fast as you can go chasing cans at the college rodeo/ And your old palomino giving all he has, it’s like you’re flying first class

You’re heaven, heaven in a picture/ Time stands still, did I forget to mention/ You’re heaven, the image of love/ Yeah, you’re a picture of heaven

Remember this, time is a test and life is a clover leaf/ In your white dress don’t you forget you’ll always be my little piece of

Heaven, heaven in a picture/ Time stands still, did I forget to mention…

You’re heaven, heaven in a picture/ Time stands still, did I forget to mention/ You’re heaven, the image of love
Yeah, you’re a picture of Heaven (heaven in a picture/
Time stands still) did I forget to mention (You’re heaven, the image of love)/ Yeah, you’re a picture of heaven
Track Name: Life's Too Short Not to Rodeo
I gave up bustin’ broncs to put down some roots/ Now I’m like a gun on the wall that nobody shoots/ I don’t aim to complain ‘bout the loss of what might’ve been/ But I’m feeling the urge to pull the trigger once again

I’ve been schooled in getting’ kicked and drug around/ But that was nothing compared to how this job beats me down/ Workin’ 9 to 5 just robs you of your prime/ I gotta clock out, I’m just wasting time

Turn me loose boys, right or wrong, I’m a time-bomb ‘bout to explode/ I’m gonna give her hell ‘cause I know too well I’m no stranger to getting’ throwed/ You gotta grab the buck rein and live for today ‘cause tomorrow may not show/ And life’s too short not to rodeo

I got a smokin’ hot wife and two kids of my own/ Still countin’ on me to bring home the dough/ And it’s a sacrifice ‘cause I’ll miss them every mile/ But it’s about time daddy came home with a smile

Turn me loose boys, right or wrong, I’m a time-bomb ‘bout to explode/
I’m gonna give her hell ‘cause I know too well I’m no stranger to getting’ throwed/ You gotta grab the buck rein and live for today ‘cause tomorrow may not show/ And life’s too short not to rodeo

You can never get back years gone by/ But you can live lifetime in an 8-second ride

So turn me loose boys, right or wrong, it’s time now to explode/
I’m gonna give her hell ‘cause I know damn well, tonight I’m not getting’ throwed/ You gotta grab the buck rein and live for today ‘cause tomorrow may not show/ And life’s too short not to rodeo

Life’s too short not to rodeo
Track Name: She Likes Diamonds
She has no use for emerald or pearl/ That ruby necklace don’t rock her world/ Up on the mountain there’s no denyin’/ She like diamonds

With a lash rope and a buckskin mare/ Those stones appear out of thin air/ The only knot she feels like tying/ Is a hitch of diamonds

There’s no king of hearts in a handful of clubs/ And a full house ain’t what she’s dreaming of/ The hand she plays is all about timin’
And a pair of diamonds

With a lash rope and a buckskin mare/ Those stones appear out of thin air/ The only knot she feels like tying/ Is a hitch of diamonds

She likes diamonds, uh-huh

On down the trail by the break of dawn/ She’s been holding her breath so long/ When the light fades she’ll keep on ridin’/ ‘neath a sky of diamonds

With a lash rope and a buckskin mare/ Those stones appear out of thin air/ The only knot she feels like tying/ Is a hitch…

With a lash rope and a buckskin mare/ Those stones appear out of thin air/ The only knot she feels like tying/ Is a hitch of diamonds
Track Name: Pictures in the Fire
This old house has a chill in every room/ It won’t warm up no matter what I do/ I couldn’t be much colder if I lived on the moon/ My heart turns gray as ash with every picture that I burn

Pictures in the fire, fading embers of a love gone wrong/ Yeah, these pictures in the fire burn away but they’re not gone

Nothin’ burns as hot as love does when it starts/ It’s like no other feelin’ I have known/ But you turned the fire into ice inside my heart/ Now it’s colder every moment, every moment that you’re gone

Pictures in the fire, fading embers of a love gone wrong/ Yeah, these pictures in the fire burn away but they’re not gone

You’d think that I’d be warm here in this firelight/ But burnin’ your old memories keeps me cold tonight

Pictures in the fire, fading embers of a love gone wrong/ Yeah, these pictures in the fire burn away but they’re not gone

They burn away but they’re not gone
Track Name: Us or Bust
She landed that summer job that brought her way out here/ She was kinda pretty and she was kinda crazy/ Well fate paired us together all alone and she had no fear/ For that kind of girl, didn’t know I wasn’t ready/ And she’d say come on what could go wrong, like some carefree gypsy dancer/ And we learned to count on each other ‘cause she knew the answer

We got bucked off, we got drug around/ Yeah, we had alotta luck gettin’ stuck outside of town/ I was scared as hell, hoped she could not tell/ ‘cause we picked each other up every time we fell/ Felt like a king in a crown of dust/ When she said it’s us or bust

Hot July night, bright shiny sky and cool clear mountain lake/ She said I’m jumpin’ in it, well do ya got it in ya/ She was bare, so I dared to leap right off that bank/ It was the girl that took my breath away/ Lost in a billion stars makin’ love and makin’ waves/ Come sun up it was back to Earth like outlaw renegades, and

We got bucked off, we got drug around/ Yeah, we had alotta luck gettin’ stuck outside of town/ It was sweet as hell, swore we would not tell/ September came, realized I was in love/ Felt like a king in a crown of dust/ When she said it’s us or bust

Now in the face of danger I still see her wicked smile/ I close my eyes once in a while and re-live every mile, when

We got bucked off, we got drug around/ Yeah, we had alotta luck gettin’ stuck outside of town/ I was scared as hell, hoped she could not tell/ ‘cause we picked each other up every time we fell/ Felt like a king in a crown of dust/ When she said it’s us or bust
Track Name: Why Wyoming
She said it takes an empty landscape to make her heart full/
Black coffee is the only drug she needs/ And she said hard lessons are the lessons that she keeps/ Like how the end of your rope is the best time to leap

I asked her where, she said where the wind blows wild/ I asked her how, she said however we can/ I asked her what, she said whatever makes us happy/ I asked her why, and she said Wyoming

He said goodbye is the word he hates the most/ But he’s learned to trust the leadings of his heart'/ He said the smooth walk of his horse is the speed he needs to go/ Well, life moves fast so you might as well ride it slow

I asked him where, he said where the wind blows wild/ I asked him how, he said however we can/ I asked him what, he said whatever makes us happy/ I asked him why, and he said Wyoming

I said I’ve won some battles and I’ve lost some wars/ And I’ve learned sometimes a good fight is really all I’m looking for/ I said you can find that and so much more

I asked her where, I said where the wind blows wild/ I asked him how, I said however we can/ I asked her what, I said whatever makes us happy/ I asked him why, and I said Wyoming/ I asked her why, I asked him why, and we said Wyoming
Track Name: Ode to Ibuprofen
Don’t get me wrong, I like a good time just as much as the next guy/ But I don't need artificial thrills, let me tell you how I got this black eye/ The other day I got bucked off, I got hung-up and drug around/ A little ibuprofen turned my frown upside down, I’m talkin’

Ibuprofen will get you through those days/ Ibuprofen will help you feel your age/ So here’s to knowin’ you can feel less broken/ With just a little Ibuprofen

Well those Olympians win gold medals 'cause they eat fortified cereal/ But the breakfast of rodeo champions is four to five Advil, awhhh/ And you can tell if they’re really wise, ‘cause they’ll grab a bag of ice before they ride and spread it out, and put it on from head to toe/ Makes you ready to go, then take some

Ibuprofen to get you through those days/ Ibuprofen will help you feel your age/ So here’s to knowin’ you can feel less broken/ With just a little Ibuprofen

Guaranteed to not cause addiction/ And you won’t even need a prescription, no you won’t

Ibuprofen will get you through those days/ Ibuprofen will help you feel your age/ So here’s to knowin’ you can feel less broken/ With just a little Ibuprofen

Yeah, I’m preachin’ about something I know and this is my ode to Ibuprofen
Track Name: Band of Brothers
This jagged mountain, I have climbed/ And I have seen the mark they left behind/ Equine on glaciers over Indian Pass/ Probably the last to ever try it/ They were six brave sons of Clem/ He must have been so proud of them

Redeemed through the gospel of survival/ That they’d preach from merciless mountain peaks/ Men ordained by Mother Nature/ Though they’d fight with each other, there will never be a bond as strong as the band of brothers

The next 30 years, then 20 more/ They conquered the world from the Burnt Lake shore/ Just a way of life, not a game/ No way to tame the hunger to explore/ To be lost was nothing to fret/ It’s just a place they hadn’t named yet

Redeemed through the gospel of survival/ That they’d preach from merciless mountain peaks/ Men ordained by Mother Nature/ Though they’d fight with each other, there will never be a bond as strong…

When you questioned why they did it, they didn’t try to explain/ 'less ya been to Hell in winter you wouldn’t get it anyway

One heavenward slope, one hell of a climb/ With God to guide this expedition called life/ Like mountaineers, we are one team/ Courtney’s dream can be yours and mine/ To become more than our best/ Just like the Cowboys on Everest

Redeemed through the gospel of survival/ That they’d preach from merciless mountain peaks/ Men ordained by Mother Nature/ Willing to die for each other/ There will never be a bond as strong as the band of brothers
Track Name: Between Hell and Texas
Left the pieces of my heart a thousand miles down the road/ Now I’m drivin’ and countin’ the million miles left to go/ To lose your mem’ry and to find myself, to see where I went wrong/ To bottle all that pain into sad cowboy songs

Somewhere between Hell and Texas, there’s a highway callin’ my name/ And a smoky old bar where I can strum my guitar for tips and a little local fame/ And there’s hot black coffee and cold hotel breakfasts/ Somewhere between Hell and Texas

So, I’m drivin’ like hell, just a runnin’ from my past/ Guess I’m lookin’ for anything that can be built to last/ Well maybe I’ll find it between Waco and Amarillo/ There’s only one of two places that I can go

Somewhere between Hell and Texas, there’s a highway callin’ my name/ And a smoky old bar where I can strum my guitar for tips and a little local fame/ And there’s hot black coffee and cold hotel breakfasts/ Somewhere between Hell and Texas

I gave you my love then you gave love away/ Just a couple regrets that I’ll take to my grave/ But I’m still alive, got this old truck in drive/
And there’s nothin’ to go back and save, but

Somewhere between Hell and Texas, there’s a highway callin’ my name/ And a smoky old bar where I can strum my guitar for tips and a little local fame/ And there’s hot black coffee and cold hotel breakfasts
Somewhere between Hell and Texas

Somewhere between Hell and Texas
Track Name: When it's Rainin'
Oh my goodness/ I don’t think he made the 8 seconds/ Boy, they brought the eliminator pen tonight/ It is rainin’ cowboys

I'm only here when it's rainin’/ I'm only out when it's dark outside/ I'm only here when it's rainin’/ I’m only out when those bright lights shine
I’m only here…

Sometimes this feeling comes right over me/ I know this feeling and I can't resist/ I know I’ve got my riggin’ in my fist/ I'm only here when it's rainin’

I’m only out when cowboys fly/ I'm only here when it's rainin’
I'm only out when the crowd goes wild/ I’m only here…

Sometimes this feeling comes right over me/ I know this feeling and I can't resist/ I know I’ve got my riggin’ in my fist/ I'm only here…

The people I know, they'd never know, I drive down the road, I'm in control/ But there's another creature I know, who lives in my soul, he’s maniacal

I'm only here when it's rainin’/ I'm only out when adrenaline’s up
I'm only here when it's rainin’/ I'm only out when them horses buck

Sometimes this feeling comes right over me/ I know this feeling and I can't resist/ I know I’ve got my riggin’ in my fist/ I'm only here when it's rainin’

I'm only here when it's rainin’
I'm only here when it's rainin’
When it’s rainin’
Track Name: Cowboy Singer Too
Well it’s quite the club you’re runnin’ here at your cowboy rendezvous of crotchety old cowpokes in their high top custom boots/ From another day and age before fences lined the plains/ With windy tales and cowboy poems, enough to drive a man insane

And you say there ain’t no place here for a cryin’ steel guitar/ Or songs about honky tonk or a cowboy’s broken heart, from another day and age when rich men bought the West/ Songs of young men hangin’ on just trying to do their very best

And you say I ain’t a cowboy sir, well then you tell me what is/ Could it be that times have changed the way a cowboy works and lives?/ So it’s alright if you don’t invite me to your cowboy rendezvous/ But let me remind you that Chris LeDoux was a cowboy singer too

You got a bonafied western litmus test for who’s cowboy and who ain’t/ Like a Sunday preacher deciding who’s a sinner and who’s saint/ All puffered up and proud in your bright silk paisley rag/ Could it be a mere coincidence that you forgot to cut the price tag?

And you say I ain’t a cowboy sir, well then you tell me what is/ Could it be that times have changed the way a cowboy works and lives?/So it’s alright if you don’t invite me to your cowboy rendezvous/ But let me remind you that Chris LeDoux was a cowboy singer too

Well son, we’re real glad to get your application to perform at our cowboy festival/ But this year we’ve decided that we’re only gonna have real cowboys at our event/ Now we’ll keep you on file, but in the meantime you might wanna go peal a bronc’ or two/ You know, get some horse manure on those square-toed boots of yours

Well I was four feet in the saddle when I was six years young/ On the back of my uncle’s ranch horse, he was as wise as he was strong/ He said just stay in the saddle son and he’ll take care of you/ ‘cause passing down the West, that’s what an old hand’s supposed to do

And you say I ain’t a cowboy sir, well then you tell me what is/ Could it be that times have changed the way cowboys work and live?/ So it’s alright if you don’t invite me to your cowboy rendezvous/ But let me remind you that Chris LeDoux was a cowboy singer too

Let me remind you that old Chris LeDoux, God bless him, he was a cowboy legend too
Track Name: Big Rivers Run Dry
Ten years old, I ride my bike/ I can smell the freedom in the air/ My dad told me how it’s gonna change with houses and people everywhere/ Well I just cannot believe/ I pedal so hard and cry like a baby

Among green fields full of yellow corn/ Underneath blue desert sky/ Clouds don’t bring the water, nobody wonders why/ Big rivers run dry

Well, years go by and he was right/ I can see that dark haze fill the air/ And busy people, suburban streets, green lawn and concrete everywhere/ Well I still cannot believe/ Sometimes I wish I could cry like a baby

Among green fields full of yellow corn/ Underneath blue desert sky/ Clouds don’t bring the water, nobody wonders why/ Big rivers run dry

They say you can always go back home/ But for me, home is twenty years ago

Among green fields full of yellow corn/ Underneath blue desert sky
Clouds don’t bring the water, nobody wonders why/ Big rivers run dry

Ten years old, I ride my bike/ I can smell the freedom in the air