Don't Tread on Me

from by Claybrook Penn

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    Packaged in a high gloss, full color jacket with artwork by Marie Penn & design by Casey Nay, it is rumored that possession of the Fossil compact disc imbues the listener with powers of +2 Southern Accent and +5 Bourbon Aficionado, but such stories have not yet been authenticated.

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lyrics

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

But on the way up, if you see me there
With a twenty in my pocket and a slackjaw stare,
Leave me be, oh Lord, 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.

But on the way up, if you see me there
With a twenty in my pocket and a slackjaw stare,
Leave me be, oh Lord, 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.
Oh, don't you do it to me

I've been working all day and night,
I've got a carton of smokes if you've got a light.
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

from Fossil, released November 11, 2014
Claybrook Penn - vocals/acoustic guitar
Tom Nading - lap steel guitar
Nate Prendergast - bass
Jeff Miller - violin
Tim Barber - drums

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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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