Lead Me Into Temptation

by Paul Nipper

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This EP is Paul Nipper's debut, putting him on the map as a Honky Tonk artist. The songs tell a story of family and heartbreak, with a little Temptation in the mix.

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released March 25, 2015

Lead Vocals: Paul Nipper
Lead Guitar: Steven James Carlson
Percussion: Kristopher Schoen
Bass: Ben Bradshaw
Keys: Pete Weis
Produced: Steven James Carlson

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Track Name: Between A Rock And A Hard Place
My great granddaddy met his mate out on a cotton farm
She spit tobacco and was damn mean
They eloped somewhere in the heart of Dixie
Couldn't afford no wedding, why cause a scene

Granddaddy was born, between a rock, and a hard place
Between the Georgia clay and the Mississippi mud
Had a little bit of that cotton picking in his hands
And a little bit of rambling in his blood

grandaddy met my nana on a greyhound bus somewhere between estill (??) and the ATL
said you were the prettiest thing I’ve seen on two legs. that sealed the deal in love they fell

My daddy was born, between a rock, and a hard place
Between the Georgia clay and the Mississippi mud
Had a little bit of that cotton picking in his hands
And a little bit of white lightnin in his blood

Momma was a flower child from the Buckeye State.
Daddy drove big rigs across this land
Said momma what cha say I get you out of Ohio
Couple months later, he took her hand

I was born, between a rock, and a hard place
Between the Georgia clay and the Mississippi mud
Had a little bit of that cotton picking in his hands
And a little bit of diesel in my blood

Three generations of hard working in my hands
And hell of a lot of hard living in my blood
Track Name: Jukebox That Don't Take Quarters
I cleaned out the change jar and all the big silver
Feeling a bit like an indian giver
B-24 maybe A-11
One coin at a time I'm going to heaven (?)

A tear drop did fall, I died some inside
Am I seeing things right, should I check my eyes
The sawdust is down on the empty floor
And the jukebox it doesn’t take quarters no more

What is this fresh hell that I’m living in
Is it punishment I know that I've sinned
I am not sure that I want to live in a world
With a jukebox that don’t take quarters no more

I complained to the barkeep, but she shut me down
Said she might listen if I bought a round
Shuffled out the door my foolish pride
And a pocket full of change, at least I tried

What is this fresh hell that I’m living in
Is it punishment I know that I've sinned
I am not sure that I want to live in a world
With a jukebox that don’t take quarters no more

Next week I might be eating chicken liver
I melted down all the big silver
Forty five caliber and quarter weight slugs
Hopped in my pickup and took a pull from the jug

I filled the jukebox full of quarters last night
Three dollars worth, I reloaded last night
Listen up all you women and men
The jukebox just started taking quarters again

What is this fresh hell that I’m living in
Is it punishment I know that I've sinned
I am not sure that I want to live in a world
With a jukebox that don’t take quarters no more
With a jukebox that don’t take quarters no more
Track Name: Wish You Could See Me
I can’t remember time moving so fast
Trying so hard to come in first hoping I am not last
Its a roller coaster, its a tidal wave
Got so much left to do
But numbered are the days

Wish you could see me, acting everything but cool
Wish you could see me, pretending I’m cool

Take one step forward
Two steps back
If this here life was a dance floor
There'd be nothing wrong with that
The radiator's leaking, but the people showed up
Yeah the wheels they rolling from now
The next 1000 miles will be tough

Wish you could see me, pulling it through
Wish you could see me, wish I could see you

Her face is gleaming in the back porch light
The way it did beneath neon when we met that night
Got a show tomorrow
Got her today
Got everything a man could want
The bills are mostly paid

Wish you could see me on nights like tonight
Wish you could see me, Momma I’m doing alright
Wish you could see me on nights like tonight
Wish you could seem , Momma I’m doing alright
Wish you could see me
Track Name: Dreamer
Its the good times that tear me apart
Waking up alone in the dark
Memories of you still on my brain
Smiling through my dreams like nothings changed

I say I’m not jaded but I am
That's why nothing new ever began
I can't hate you its true
But I can hate me for loving you

Was so long ago, but feels so real
Why can’t i change the way i feel
I might erase you if I could
Wonder if the bad is worth the good

My heart was all I had to give
Without it how am I gonna to live
When you went away the days got long
Though I could feel the Fall coming on

Like a desert salt water spring
Pleasant but deadly is this thing
Don’t know how much more i can bare
I can almost smell your hair

At least in my dreams I can smile
Even if only for a while
Whiskey numbs the pain or so they say
Guess I'm a walking talking cliche

I’m not a dweller on the past
Its proven to be a heavy task
I can choose every word i write
But I can’t choose what happens in life
Track Name: Lead Me Into Temptation
Come on and lead me into temptation
Evil is all that i know
Come on and lead me to temptation now
Evil is all that I know

Well she left me in the darkness
I never found my way
And then she found me in the darkness son
And just lead me further astray

Well she may be may be the devil
How is a poor boy to know
Even if she is the devil son
I will follow her wherever I go

Come on and lead me into temptation
Evil is all that i know
Come on and lead me to temptation now
Evil is all that I know

Come on and pass me
Pass me that bottle
Don’t you know that it tastes so fare
When it touches up to my lips
There ain’t nothing like it nowhere

Come on and lead me into temptation
Evil is all that i know
Come on and lead me to temptation now
Evil is all that I know

You can whisper, or you can shout it
Sing it with that silver tongue
Its a melody as old as music is now
It has been around since time begun

Come on and lead me into temptation
Evil is all that i know
Come on and lead me to temptation now
Evil is all that I know
Come on and lead me into temptation
Evil is all that i know
Come on and lead me to temptation now
Evil is all that I know