Don't Tread on Me

by Claybrook Penn

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Original music from the short film Self Storage by David Byars.

lyrics

You can climb to the top of a mountain
Back down and around it
And then you climb back up again
You can push your nose to the millstone
Grind out your future
Wear down your bones

But on your way up, if you see me there
With a twenty in my pocket and a slackjaw stare
Leave me be
Leave me be
I made my mind up a long time ago
I'm happy here so long's you don't tread on me
Don't tread on me

If my time's worth something to you
Give me something to do
Give me something to prove
'Cause I've been down but I'll be back up
And I don't give a fuck
About expensive stuff

And on your way up, if you see me there
With a twenty in my pocket and a slackjaw stare
Leave me be
Leave me be
I made my mind up a long time ago
I'm happy here so long's you don't tread on me
Don't tread on me

(Don't tread on me)
'Cause I've been working all day and night
I've got a carton of smokes if you've got a light
(Don't tread on me)
And when we're finished we can blow this town
I'll even let you drive, if you're down
But don't tread on me

Don't tread on me
I've been working on my mind for so long
Don't tread on me
I've been working off my time for so long
Don't tread on me
I've been working on my mind for so long
Don't tread on me
I've been working off my time for so long

credits

released November 15, 2013
Recorded & Mixed at Stronghouse Studios
Telluride, Colorado, USA

Emily Coleman - violin, vocals
Michael Dow - percussion
Tom Nading - lap steel guitar
Claybrook Penn - vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine, drums
Nate Prendergast - bass

Thank you to Telluride Arts for making this recording possible!

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Claybrook Penn Telluride, Colorado

Southern by birth, Claybrook Penn has spent 10 years high in the mountains of Colorado. Her music blends Southern Gothic storytelling with a deep appreciation for American music. The debut album, Fossil, showcases her songwriting ability with tracks ranging from bluegrass to soul to gritty Southern rock. ... more

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