Please Lead Me On

from by Shane Cooley

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    all songs written by Shane Cooley (ASCAP)


    Shane Cooley: vocals, guitars, keys, percussion
    Bob Rupe: bass, guitars, percussion, background vocals (track 1)
    PJ Herrington: guitars (tracks 7-10), lap guitar (track 5), bass (track 10), Q-chord (track 7)
    Bob Wlos: pedal steel (track 6)
    Hayley Rupe: background vocals (tracks 1 & 6)
    Trevor Nealon: piano (tracks 2, 7, 8 & 9)
    Johnny Hott: drums (tracks 6-9)

    Produced by Bob Rupe (except for track 7 produced by Bob Rupe / PJ Herrington)

    *engineered by Bob Rupe at Plaster and Pine Studio, Richmond, VA

    Track 10 produced and engineered by PJ Herrington in Austin, TX
    Mixed and mastered by Bob Rupe

    graphic art by Rex Hamilton
    cover photo by Eric Batiste

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i've been astounded so many times
i've been told a bitter truth
but i've never met anyone
quite as deceptive as you

your cruelly and coldness
are beyond my belief
like you were sent here just to give me grief

but the night is excited
and my devil's delighted
and i'm tempted just to try it
yeah i'm doomed but i deny it

so please
please lead me on

this city's full of monsters
zombies and ghouls
all variety of characters
that barely fit the truth

and though i love these evil things
and their sweet debauchery
but you're more wicked than them all
so of course you come to me

and you torment my visions
play tricks upon my wisdom
i think you're anything but honest
but you made the sweetest promise

so please
please lead me on
please lead men on

'cause i've got nothing better to do
and i thought i had a shot with you
but it's something that i'm dealing with
you know i wasn't really ready for this

and i'm so toxic now
i could do with or without
so do with me what you will

and please lead me on
please lead me on


from KINGS HIGHWAY, released February 27, 2015
written by Shane Cooley (ASCAP)

Shane Cooley: vocals, guitars, keys
Bob Rupe: guitars, bass



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