Workingman's Bread

by Alamantra

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released January 15, 2012

Produced & Engineered by Brad Timko

Photography, Video and Visual Coordinator: Kevin Worley

Layout and Design: Bobby Shiflett

Track Listing:

Bread: Brandon Allison: Drums; Steve Casteel: Guitar; James Mitchell: Bass; Kenneth Robinson (K.D.): Vocals; Bobby Shiflett: Guitar, Vocals

Ajarah Jam: Brandon Allison: Drums; Tim Boykin: Guitar; Steve Casteel: Guitar; Mike Hamilton: Vocals; Carlito Jackson: Vocals; James Mitchell: Bass; Derek Nolin: Keyboards; Kenneth Robinson (K.D.): Vocals; Bobby Shiflett: Guitar, Vocals; Ken Shiflett: Percussion; Brad Timko: Bass

Move On: Brandon Allison: Drums; Steve Casteel: Guitar; Rick Glaze: Vocals; James Mitchell: Bass; Bobby Shiflett: Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards

Forever Away: Brandon Allison: Drums; Steve Casteel: Guitar; Rick Glaze: Vocals; Genie McElroy: Piano; Pete Nice: Pedal Steel Guitar; Milyn Satterfield: Vocals; Bobby Shiflett: Guitar, Vocals; Brad Timko: Bass

Spaces: BrandonAllison: Drums, Steve Casteel: Guitar; Derek Nolin: Keyboards; Kenneth Robinson (K.D.): Vocals; Bobby Shiflett: Guitar, Vocals; Ken Shiflett: Percussion; Brad Timko: Bass

Will Hear: Brandon Allison: Drums; Steve Casteel: Guitar; Rick Glaze: Vocals; James Mitchell: Bass; Bobby Shiflett: Guitar, Vocals; Ken Shiflett: Percussion

Vase Flowers: Brandon Allison: Drums; Steve Casteel: Guitar; Rick Glaze: Bass, Vocals; Bobby Shiflett: Guitar, Vocals

Silk Skin: Brandon Allison: Drums; Steve Casteel: Guitar; Mike Hamilton: Vocals; James Mitchell: Bass; Derek Nolin: Keyboards; Bobby Shiflett: Guitar, Vocals; Joel Smith: Vocals.

Brian Jones: Brandon Allison: Drums; Steve Casteel: Guitar; Kenneth Robinson (K.D.): Vocals; Bobby Shiflett: Guitar, Vocals; Brad Timko: Bass

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Alamantra Birmingham, Alabama

Alamantra began in Birmingham, Alabama in 2000.
They play a mix of psychedelic rock, blues, groove, folk- rock & down home jam.
Though the term “indie” has been reduced to being a misnomer, Alamantra truly is an indie band. From the beginning, it has been built on a DIY ethic.
The current lineup features:
Bobby Shiflett: Gtr. Vox
Steve Casteel: Gtr.
Ken Shiflett: Drums
Richmond Culp: Bass, Vox
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Track Name: Bread
Oooo, You take me to the darkest places.
I used to be afraid,
but it’s alright

Raise your glass for a friend
Drink it fast, we can pretend
It’s alright

Oooo, You lead me by the poisoned water
Build a house upon the shore, Ignore the rapping at the door
Nevermore

Raise your glass, drink it fast
Enjoy it now, it does not last
But it’s alright

Oooo, You gave me something
And I’m really full of thanks, but I must get to the bank
And it’s alright

Raise your glass, past is past
Drink it fast, we’re here at last
And it’s alright.
Track Name: Ajarah Jam
All that I’ve got are all my days
I’m gonna take them and give them up for you
All that I’ve got are all my days
I’m gonna make them and them back to you
All that I’ve got are all my days
I’m gonna shape them and give them up to you

Give it all up, give it all up, give it all up to you
Give it all up, give it all up, give it all up to you
Give it all up, give it all up, give it all up to you
Give it all up, give it all up, give it all up to you

All that I’ve got are wayward ways
I’m gonna leave them and bring it home to you
All that I’ve got are wayward ways
I’m gonna leave them and bring it home to you
All that I’ve got are wayward ways
I’m gonna leave them and bring it home to you

Bring it on home, bring it on home, bring it on home to you
Bring it on home, bring it on home, bring it on home to you
Bring it on home, bring it on home, bring it on home to you
Bring it on home, bring it on home, bring it on home to you
Track Name: Move On
It’s almost 2 AM. Tonight is wasted.
Can’t remember where I’ve been
But I can still taste it.

Let’s hope we won’t recall …any of this tomorrow
Been strung out on the wall
Nothing left to borrow

Pockets are empty and my clothes are worn
Can’t remember why I was ever born
Time is an outline of disfigured grace
Written in the lines on my face

Help is on the way,
We need it yesterday
When we sing a song
And we sing as one
Our voice is strong
Won’t you sing along?
Time to stand up …and move on.

Don’t shake those snakes at me …makes me nervous
Trade freedom for security
We don’t deserve this
When you look at me, you seem so angry
What happened to civility?
How’d it get so dangerous?

Love is like a black butterfly
Hidden in the dark of the midnight sky
As dawn is breaking it comes into sight
Gliding through the prism of the shattered Light

Help is on the way,
We need it yesterday
When we sing a song
And we sing as one
Our voice is strong
Won’t you sing along?
Time to stand up …and move on.
Track Name: Forever Away
It’s late in the evening
The lights are low
Feeling mellow
River flow so slow
Thinkin’ about the roses
Growin’ up the wall
Not afraid to climb over
Not afraid to fall

And lay forever away
The trouble I know today
Never feel the heat of the day
Never again be locked away

We take our chances
We spin the wheel
Trade a couple of cards
In to win a deal
Then comes the moment
The here and now
That I say the words
And throw it all down

And lay forever away
The trouble I know today
Never feel the heat of the day
Never again be locked away
Track Name: Spaces
Morning comes to you like a lover
Feel the sunlight on your skin
The Earth so warm, so ripe and so tender
Feel the life throughout the land

Now wolves howl softly
And birds seek the trees

Daybreak, Springtime on the mountain
Feel the coolness in the air
Melting ice and cool, refreshing fountains
Like the water, have no care

Like you felt the wind for the first time
Felt the coolness in the air …in the air
And you look into the distance
See the mountains
We’ll be waiting for you
We’ll be waiting for you …there.

If you can cast aside those dreams born in darkness
And come back home to the land
The spaces in between, forgotten but familiar
Then I know you’ll understand

Like you felt the wind for the first time
Felt the coolness in the air …in the air
And you look into the distance
See the mountains
We’ll be waiting for you
We’ll be waiting for you …there.
Track Name: Will Hear
Open your eyes
Raise a shade
The light comes pouring through
Through forever
Through time and space
And the darkness you once knew

Will she go?
Will she stay?
Or is she through with you?
Her hair is a mess
She’s torn her dress
But she still makes eyes at you

All at once the Earth explodes
In Her time of maternity
The trees will grow, the birds will sing
For the people that will hear

Song for song
Tonight is long
God, I pray for peace
Then comes the sun
For everyone
And it brings release

Open your eyes
Raise a shade
The light comes pouring through
Through forever
Through time and space
And the darkness you once knew

All at once the Earth explodes
In Her time of maternity
The trees will grow, the birds will sing
For the people that will hear
Track Name: Vase Flowers
My last flower lies wilting in her vase
A single beam of starlight silhouettes her face
I leave in the night-time and tend to my task
Secret whisper tells of me all that she asks

Why does he walk so quietly down the corridor
Why does he silently unlatch the door
Who is the stranger in his body that sleeps next to me
What has become of him, what does he see?

Sunlight splash upon bedroom window pane
She turns and sees that I’m home once again
Good morning from her lips
But questions in her eyes
She’s looking into me, past all of my lies

Who is the stranger in you? Why have you gone away?
You’re not the same person that was in you yesterday
Not the one that I married, vase flowers are dead
Not the one that I knew, vase flowers are dead

Flowers bloom in a field where a house used to be
Vase flowers are dead and wild flowers, free
Nothing remains, no memory
Vase flowers are dead and wild flowers free
Track Name: Silk Skin
My generation will come and go
Pilgrims passing to and fro|
Spinning straw-men into gold
I tell you, mothers, it’s something to behold

Today I bake, tonight I brew
Come tomorrow, gonna rip myself in two
I’m so glad they never knew
My secret name

Care is cold and lies are sweet
What I need to feel incomplete
Twist my face into a smile
I’ll be sleeping hollow in a while

Today I wake, tonight I’ll brew
And strike some pins with Hudson’s ghostly crew
I’m so glad they never knew
My secret name

Spinning straw-men into gold
I tell you, babies, it’s something to behold
Twist my face into a smile
I’ll be sleeping hollow in a while

Today I wake, tonight I’ll stew
Into some kind of bitches brew
I’m so glad they never knew
My secret name
Track Name: Brian Jones
This is a story of Brian Jones
All he ever had were some rolling stones
He could make 'em sing when he put them in his hat
And went on to Joujouka, to smoke the magick hookah

This is a story of Brian Jones
Brian Jones, Brian Jones

Caught a wave from a friendly hand
Made him feel what he could not understand
Made him feel like he was one of them
So he went on to Joujouka, to smoke the magic hookah

Brian Jones was not afraid to die
Brian Jones was very high
This is a story of Brian Jones
Brian Jones was ...very stoned.

I've got a silver light; I'm gonna let it shine til midnight
Gonna let it shine til one or two
Or until I get through to you
Got Brian Jones on the phone
And he said,"tell 'em, I'm not dead."
Every cloud has got a silver lining
And above me, the sun is always shining! ..That's right.