The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn

by The Roosevelts

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Dr. Lab Rat A heartfelt fusion of alternative country with folk and gospel instrumentation and strong vocals. It's easy to find yourself smiling and singing along with upbeat tunes like "This is Life", "Runaround", and "Take Me Home", while songs like "Belly of the Beast" and "You're Not Alone" go for deeper moods. Favorite track: Belly of the Beast.
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released April 22, 2016

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The Roosevelts Nashville, Tennessee

Harmony-Driven Rock with a 70’s sensibility
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James Mason and Jason Kloess, two brothers in song – not blood, though maybe beards - capture a sound that melds the musical history of America (Rock, Country, Blues, Folk). They’ve skimmed inspiration from each and created a sound that feels uniquely their own. It’s “harmony driven American rock, with a 70s sensibility.” ... more

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Track Name: Hard to Believe
Oh my
It’s another love coming and it won’t be leaving soon
It’s going to stay this time

Oh my
I got my engine running I can’t get enough of her smile
I’m wanna stay for a while

When that sun goes down, all I think about is you
When that sun goes down, all I think about is you

Chorus:
So let me go
They told me but it’s hard to believe
And everybody knows it but me
(If you don’t love me why don’t you let go of me)

I should have known
They told me but it’s hard to believe
Everybody knows it but me
(If you don’t love me don’t come back…)

To hold me down
One more time around
Hold me down

Oh my
She’s got a heart of gold and I think I’m sold on her
I don’t want to lose this time

Oh my
I can’t wait for tomorrow. Come and take this heart you borrowed.
While it’s filling up with sorrow.

Cause when that sun goes down, all I think about is you
When that sun goes down, all I think about is you

(Chorus)

Just Go.
Track Name: This is Life
Packing up our bags now
Gonna leave this town
Twenty miles from freedom
And the walls are coming down

Driving through the night
Because we can’t wait to get there
Following the headlights
The stars are shining everywhere

Chorus:
This is life
This ain’t no ordinary… this ain’t no ordinary
Life
This ain’t no ordinary… this ain’t no ordinary life
This ain’t no ordinary life

High above the rooftops
And in the mountain air
I thought I had to find you
But you were everywhere

Driving through the night
because we can’t wait to get there
Way out past the city lights
The stars are shining everywhere

Chorus

Bridge:
Hold me tonight
Under the stars where everything’s right
If we try than maybe we might
We might make it

(Chorus)
Track Name: Ashes
Take this lantern and burn it down
Scatter the ashes on holy ground
We’ll dance circles and sing around
Praying for answers till the sun goes down

Chorus:
I can’t love you if you won’t let go
I can’t lead you where you don’t want to go
This old house, well it’s burning down
And I don’t want to find our ashes on the ground
When the flames settle down

Crosses hanging in one room shack
Whisper something that you can’t take back
I ain’t seen a thing in my whole life
Like a woman who loves a man that treats her right

But I can’t love you if you won’t let go
I can’t lead you where you don’t want to go
This old house, well it’s burning down
And I don’t want to find our ashes on the ground
When the flames settled down

Bridge:
I’m not leaving
I’m not leaving
Without you

I’m not leaving
I’m not leaving
Without you….

(Chorus)
Track Name: Go Down Easy
How come every time we get together, all we do is fight?
Even when I try to make you happy, I can never get it right

What happened to the days of us
Just you and me and that was enough
Sometimes I get the funny feeling
That maybe you were right

Chorus:
But I don’t go down easy
Not like you want me to
I don’t go down easy
Don’t think I’m blaming you
Sometimes we got to give a little
Or someday we might just break
I don’t go down easy

Sometimes we get so caught up that we forget the reasons why
Just come back to bed and forget all that was said and we’ll rest a little while
Cause we’ve got two hearts and one home, when you’re with me we’re never alone
Some days I get so lonely even by your side.

(Chorus)

How come every time we get together, all we do is fight?
Even when I tried to make you happy, I could never get it right

(Chorus)
Track Name: Tell Only Lies
There’s a mermaid tattoo on the back of her neck
And when I see it I want to do things I’ll regret
As she pulls me in I feel the warmth of skin
I bit the apple from the tree. I would say no but I can’t breathe

Chorus:
It’s just lust between us baby please put away those eyes
I know love and this is none of the above I wish you wouldn’t try

The alcohol in my glass has been taking its toll
The virtues of a good man aren’t so easy to hold
How did we get so close you’ve always been so far, away
Now all I hear are these whispers in my ear that I should stay

But it’s just lust between us baby please put away those eyes
I know love and this is none of the above I wish you wouldn’t try
What’s the point just pass the joint and let’s say our goodbyes
But as you’re leaving those secrets you’re keeping well please don’t tell no one
Please just tell only… Lies

(Chorus)
Track Name: Belly of the Beast
Hey hey mama, you’re little too hard on me
Hey hey mama, I’m a little bit tired of what you need
But I know
That your love is good and you’d never let me go

Hey hey mama, you’re a little too tough on me
You say you’re building a ladder, but you keep me on my knees
And that ain’t love
Because love ain’t what it says, it’s what it does

Chorus:
And I’m old enough to know it’s wrong
But I’m young enough to fight along
Now I have to find my home
Mama won’t you stop ringing my phone
Cause there’s nothing you can do
It’s just a part of you and it’s a part of me
I keep begging the angels to set us free
But it’s just too hot in the belly of the beast

Hey hey mama, you’re a little too hard on me won’t you let me go
Hey hey mama, your little boy needs to find some space of his own
So won’t you help me find my way home

Hey hey mama, you’ve beaten me down one too many times before
Hey hey mama, I’m tired of picking up your pieces off the floor
When I don’t even know what I’m down here for

(chorus)

Bridge:
Hey hey mama, you’re a little too tough on me
You say you’re building a ladder, but you keep me on my knees
And that ain’t love
Love ain’t what it says, it’s what it does

(chorus)
But I tell you nothing in this world is gonna save me… from the Belly of The Beast
Track Name: Runaround
Why’d you go
Why’d you leave
You said that I was everything that you need

The door is locked
I changed the key
You wanted freedom, well I’m setting you free

Chorus:
Cause I am on my way
I am on my way
Not another runaround
Not another runaround
On my way
I am on my way
So pack up and leave this town
I’m not another runaround

A broken heart
Is hard to take
When you still love the one that caused it to break

My lonely soul
May never mend
But I won’t ever let you do this again

(Chorus)

Don’t you come around here I can’t take it anymore
Every time you do I end up right back on the floor

The deed is done
It’s finally through
There’s only one thing left for me to tell you

(Chorus)
Track Name: Peaches
You didn’t believe me when I told ya
That love is like a roller coaster
It comes in marchin’ like a soldier
And then, one day you wake up and she’s gone

Now it’s a lonely night in Georgia
And I’ve got one thing on my mind
Could someone please bring me some peaches
And I ain’t talking about Highway 85

Chorus:
I need love, if you know what I mean
I need love, can you give it to me
I need love, if you know what I mean
Well then, give it to me baby
Give it to me baby

Now it’s a lonely night in Texas
The peaches here are mighty fine
But I still love those Georgia peaches
So I’ll have both servings of fruit at the same time

(chorus)

Bridge:
Tie me up, tie it down
To the ground, to the bed
I don’t care, you can do what you wanna
Just take it slow, so we’ll now that these peaches will grow
All we need is a little bit of water

And when we’re done harvesting all the fun
We can soak up the sun, we can shout we can holler
I need you baby your love might really save me
Come on baby, this is what I need…

(chorus)
Track Name: Take Me Home
Line ‘em up, line ‘em up
Yeah I’m feelin good tonight
Through the lights, through the lights
I can see your pretty smile

I hear that song coming on, oh now baby don’t be shy
Come and dance with me, we’ll lose ourselves, give it just one try.

Chorus:
Cause you do something to my soul
And I can’t wait, I’m waiting
I can’t wait… to take you home
To take you home

I see your eyes, see your eyes
Yeah they’re burning with desire
I spin you around the room, and round the room, we’re heating up like fire

If it’s love, it’s a drug
Cause it’s got me feeling high
When I’m with you, it feels like I’m finally alive

Cause you do something to my soul
And I can’t wait, I’m waiting
I can’t wait… to take you home
To take you home
To take you home
To take you home

Bridge:
I hardly know you, but I hope that you can feel it too
I think I’m falling for you
Sometimes love just hits you when you least expect to
I think I’m falling for you

(Chorus)
Track Name: You're Not Alone
When you can’t carry on
When all your hope is gone
When you’ve fought so long but every word just comes out wrong
And someone comes along
Who seems to know your song
Who sees the best in you
That’s when you know… you’re home

When the road gets tough
When you’re low on luck
When the pain you feel convinces you that you’re not enough
And then you see that floor
But you don’t go there anymore
You just carry-on
That’s when you know… you’re strong

When the nights getting lonely
When all of those sheets get cold
When your heart feels like a field where no one ever goes
Just take a look around you
Don’t leave the curtains closed
Let the world surround you
And you will know… you’re not alone

Bridge:
Don’t give in to the dark
Don’t let it break your heart
Cause you were made to play this part
Don’t you let it break your heart

When you can’t carry on
When all your hope is gone
Don’t give up your song
Know that you belong
Cause you’re not the only one