Used Man For Sale (album)

by Phil Gammage

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1.
The nights slowly turn into days The sun clears away the haze And fate takes hold, when it’s time to be bold There is salvation in the arms of a kind woman The floods they never seem to end The rains are coming down again The sky feels cold, when the world seems so old There is salvation in the arms of a kind woman In the distance, a hound starts to cry All the flowers are starting to die The midnight train rides its track, and when there’s no turning back There is salvation in the arms of a kind woman
2.
Maybe tomorrow, maybe today Beg, steal, or borrow I’ll find a way Better days coming, over yonder hills Lord knows I’m ready, gonna get my fill Why let the good times pass Let’s try to make them last I’ve been hungry, with a pain in my heart Brighter days, no more falling apart
3.
I Beg of You 04:08
I’ve played the game of love and lost I was the fool who paid the cost Lord I fell for you, so hard it hurt My love and devotion always came first You’re working all your voodoo on me I beg of you, set me free Those sleepless nights you go out on the town With another man, are you fooling around? I stay at home and I care for your child While you’re out drinking cocktails, and running wild You must see in my eyes that I need to be free But you could always read my mind so easily What is it that keeps me coming back and holding on? When all my self-respect has withered and gone
4.
It’s my life or what I’ve got left of it It’s my world that I try to forget All I am, all I am is a used man for sale I had dreams, threw them all away Hopes and schemes best left for better days Play me something new, play me something blue Something that I never heard before But don’t ever go and try to tease me woman You’ll leave me wanting so much more Oh I’m lost in your wilderness And I’m desperate, desperate for your kiss Yeah I’m drifting like a sailor lost at sea But I’ll be here if you ever want to buy me
5.
Railroad Bill, up on a hill Lighting a cigar with a hundred-dollar bill. You know that man he stole my wife, If I don't like it, he’s gonna take my life. Buy me a gun just as long as my arm Shoot everybody that ever done me harm. Gonna drink my whiskey, drink it in the wind Doctor said it’ll blind me but he never said when. Early one morning, standing in the rain Around the bend come a long freight train. Bill shot John Hardy that’s what they said Left him on the train, stone cold dead He’s a bad ass son of a bitch that Railroad Bill He never worked and he never will I can hear Bill singing his hobo song He’s coming to kill me, it won’t be long
6.
Now I felt like dirt and given up all I had I was left to wander Main Street and feeling so sad But you gave me hope, and lifted me out of the ditch Gave me strength to stand on my feet and start living again I wonder where you were when I was feeling the hurt How can lucky can I be? I can’t believe this has happened to me, yeah to me I look and I stare up at the stars Someone up there is watching me, cause I’ve made it this far Now I know this is my lucky roll of the dice It took me this long to get this far and I’ve paid too high a price.
7.
I wear my shame like a mask on my heart To disguise the way I feel. We’ve been so numb to all that’s going on You see in this world nothing is real. Before I leave, I’ve got to tell you Before I leave, you’ve got to know Before I leave, I’ve got to tell you There are some secrets you should know Cars speed by my window, people stop and talk I can’t hear a word they say. They’re just blank faces that never connect I hide in my mind night and day. When I’m gone I’ll make sure to leave no trace Of me ever being around here. There are some secrets that you and I must share Before I disappear.
8.
Tenderloin 02:36
I want to tell you a story about a man and woman I know They live on Ellis street in San Francisco. It’s land that time forgot, the world of dead end streets Once you’re in you’re never out, that’s where we meet Now my good friends living there since 1979 They be growing old but there’s no change…Tenderloin knows no time Up the block and down the street To Ellis street we go All my good friends dead or alive in San Francisco
9.
You’re a player that we know Always on the make always on the go You’ve been here, and you’ve been around The city awaits it’s your playground Looking to find that lonely friend Trapped in the web of love again You can’t buy a thrill, lost in Loserville A fresh smile you always bring Every night making the scene This ain’t no small town full of squares You’re in the big time now, so beware The band is loose, their groove is tight And you’ll be staying out every night Last call and it’s your special time For you to step out and really shine A time to plan a time to scheme Take a walk down that boulevard of broken dreams But you fell in love with the silver spoon Fell into to its darkness way to soon
10.
Staring out our window, neon sign flashing bright. We've some time to kill until the morning light. Big town keeps on churning, but there's trouble on the way. We'll know what it's about at the break of day. Staring out our window, looking down on the street. We can see the sun rising, now our night is complete.

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“A modern day masterpiece…. a record that will stand the test of time.”
~ No Depression

"...shows him at his strongest, both songwriting and performance wise."
~ Paste Magazine

“There is a very big quality to his voice as if he has channeled Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jim Morrison to create a sound that fills every crevice, which I find wonderful and, at times, overwhelming.
~ Swept Magazine (Canada)

“Used Man For Sale will scratch the itch of those looking for a great throwback to the Orbisons and other great blues singers of yesteryear with a bit of modern influence and great instrumentation to boot…”
~ The Scene

Phil Gammage returns with a new 10-song album “Used Man for Sale” featuring all original songs. In this collection, Phil explores blues, lounge, and countrypolitan, all to great success. The result is an album of unforgettable melodies and music.

This production is honest with no studio gimmickry. The song arrangements are simple, powerful, and lean. The performances feature many of the best musicians on today’s contemporary music scene.

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released October 4, 2016

Phil Gammage – lead vocals, guitars, vibes, keyboards, harmonica; Kevin Tooley – drums; Frank DiNunzio III – bass, backing vocals; Johnny Young – piano, keyboards; Michele Butler – backing vocals.

Produced by Kevin Tooley and recorded in New York at 30 Below Studio and World Wide Vibe Studios. Engineered by Brent McLaghlan and Kevin Tooley.

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Phil Gammage New York, New York

Songwriter, vocalist, and guitar slinger, Phil Gammage is a Texas-born artist who now resides in NYC. His new album, "From Nowhere to Somewhere", (Oct 22) is a robust collection of Americana songs as diverse and heart-felt as the genre itself. Twisting endless roads, and the folklore of 20th century America, the album draws inspiration from Phil’s life as a musician, historian, & fiction writer. ... more

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