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new album “american sin” Available now on VINYL / CD / DIGITAL

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Track Listing

  1. Single Scoop Single Lady

  2. Brake Lights (on the L.A. freeway)

  3. Brooklyn Twang

  4. Leaving Arizona

  5. American Sin

  6. If I Go Down in Flames

  7. Irene

  8. Queen of the Rodeo

  9. Loving You is Wrong

  10. Walls

Produced by Luba Dvorak

The Band:

Luba Dvorak - vocals, acoustic & electric guitars

Greg McMullen - pedal Steel

Steve Mayone - electric guitar, baritone, mandolin

Brian Karp - bass

Mark Greenberg - drums


The Guests:

Pete Gordon - piano on “Single Scoop Single Lady”

Robert Rodriguez - accordion on “American Sin”

Sadie Campbell - vocals on “Loving You is Wrong”

Allan rodger - drums, bass, organ on “loving you is wrong”

kevin skrla - pedal steel on “loving you is wrong”


All songs by Luba Dvorak © 2019 Starr Street Entertainment

Except “Walls” by Tom Petty © Gone Gator Music


Recorded by Merle Chornuk at Atomic Studios Brooklyn NY

Mixed by Luba Dvorak at Brooklyn Twang Sound Houston TX

Mastered by Seth Von Paulus at Highjack Recording L.a.

Cover photos by Bud Lee / All rights reserved

Cinema West photo by Bay Turner

Additional support by Windtide Music NYC


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Lyrics

Single Scoop Single Lady

She moved up to the city 

With a sparkle in her eye

Hopes of changing heartache 

To dreams that would fly 


Caught up in the night life

Servin’ liquid dreams 

When she goes to sleep at night       

Does she still believe her dream  


Single scoop 

Single lady 

Cold sad eyes and frozen tears 

Warm southern heart

Grows so Lonely

Day by day night by night

In the Neon Lights


Country girls they burn out 

Under the city lights

She goes through the Barbwire 

Too close to the flame each night


She goes out to Nashville 

She’s goes out to LA

She’s goes out for something 

You can’t find today


Single scoop 

Single lady 

Cold sad eyes and frozen tears 

Warm southern heart

Grows so Lonely

Day by day night by night

In the Neon Lights


Brake Lights (on the L.A. freeway)

If planes could fly a little higher

And if trains could rail a little faster 

Then I’d be a little closer 

To you on this rainy night 

I’m going blind from the brake lights 

On this L.A. freeway tonight


Cocaine and porn stars 

Ain’t as fun as they sound 

There’s a rainbow on sunset 

Complete with a dark cloud 

and The hearts of the vampires 

Set the hills on fire

I’m crying from the smoke 

On Ventura Boulevard


If planes could fly a little higher and 

and if trains could’ve rail a little faster 

then I’d be a little closer 

To you on this rainy night 

I’m going blind from the brake lights 

On this L.A. freeway tonight


Whiskey and rock stars 

Washed up like the tide 

Hanging dry under the neon

In this strange southern town 

And the dirty lies of sinners 

Leave a mark on every girl in town

A thousand lonely souls 

Searching to be found

If planes could fly a little higher

And if trains could rail a little faster 

Then I’d be a little closer 

To you on this rainy night 

I’m going blind from the break lights 

On this L.A. freeway tonight


Brooklyn Twang

Little bit  bit of grease little bit of Whiskey

Little bit of weed and your gonna wanna kiss me 

Pour it over ice and I’ll break your heart 

I like them high waisted jeans and old guitars 


Traffic stop at the shop everybody go 

Let's get it in the world is full of sin you know

It’s a Bloody Mary Morning just like Willie sang 

I like playing that Brooklyn Twang


I’m into kicking ass and taking names 

Just like Waylon and Jesse James 

I’m not into that Bro Country music

Hank would be rolling in his grave if he heard it


Traffic stop at the shop everybody go 

Let's get it in the world is full of sin you know

It’s a Bloody Mary Morning just like Willie sang 

I like playing that Brooklyn Twang


Johnny Cash shot a man just to watch him die 

He sang it in prison and they payed him for his time 

I’m not into killing but I am a loaded pistol 

you know where I stand I hope I made it crystal .clear 


Traffic stop at the shop everybody go 

Let's get it in the world is full of sin you know

It’s a Bloody Mary Morning just like Willie sang 

I like playing that Brooklyn Twang

Leaving Arizona

I don’t believe in Arizona 

I push on through the desert land

You ever feel like your surrounded

By nothing but your lonely mind


The wine in Napa Valley

Taste’s so sweet on my mind

And the girls in California 

Take a back seat to you now


Well the lights of Las Vegas

Burned a hole right through my heart 

A cheap hotel out by the airport 

I can feel the wheels touch down 


The wine in Napa Valley

Taste’s so sweet on my mind

And the girls in California 

Take a back seat to you now


How I long for the ocean 

Drop to my knees and kiss the sand 

Maybe I’ll see you reflection

In the waves crashing in

American Sin

Moon was high the river was low 

When we left Guatemala for Mexico 

My wife she died in El Salvador 

Me and the kid we headed north 

Joined the caravan in the middle of the night 

They said you’ll never make it across the American line

They’ll take your kid away and send you back to die 

It’s a Risk I gotta to take for a better life

Tell me why why why

Are the hearts of men 

Black with greed

And blinded by hate 

We pulled up to the border our hands held high

My four-year-old cling to his life

They pulled him away I can still hear his cries 

Now he sitting somewhere in a cage of lies 

Tell me why why why

Are the hearts of men 

Black with greed

And blinded by hate 

Well I’m just another deportee 

A number on my chest and no family 

Look in the system you’ll know who I am

Another casualty of American Sin 

Another casualty of American Sin

If I Go Down in Flames

City lights are fading 

Skyline goes away

Any minute now 

The night will break in to day

The cracks in these walls 

Get longer like these lines on my face 

If I go down in flames 

who’s gonna to catch me anyway

I drove by that old bar 

Where we used to dance

Before we got married 

When we still had a chance

And that bartender that tried to pick you up

And we went down in flames 

And ran out of luck 

So Bury me 

On the banks 

Of the river where we met 

Don’t leave a headstone baby

It’s best that we forget 

My mind is tired and broken 

And pulling like the undertow

If I go down in flames 

Who will ever know

Irene

Oh Irene

Was it just a dream

Did you climb the stairs to my door

Was it just the storm

Did you telephone

Get a busy tone

I cant talk now I’m not alone

Anymore

but The city’s shutting down

Everybody’s leaving town

It’s a bad scene Irene

Oh Irene 

Did you make a scene

You how much I hate to see you cry

I didn’t mean to lie

Every lie you tell

Turns into hell

Put a hole right thru your heart

So don’t even start

but The city’s shutting down

Everybody’s leaving town

It’s a bad scene Irene

Oh Irene 

Where have you been

Did you get caught in the storm

Couldn’t make it home

I still feel the pain

When I hear your name

And when our song is playing

On the radio

but The city’s shutting down

Everybody’s leaving town

It’s a bad scene Irene

Queen of the Rodeo

In this town time passes slow 

The sunset turns the hills to gold

My daddy never cared too much 

Made sure I could ride a horse 

Motel rooms and honky-tonks 

Cigarette smoke and trailer parks

Left me cold out in the dark 

till I found you

Your my queen of the rodeo 

Pretty as a desert rose 

Eyes as blue as the Arizona sky

Queen of the rodeo

Shufflin around from town to town 

A hundred horses pull me around 

Moonlit skies and neon lights 

Eight seconds to the finish line 

Desert dust and pickup trucks 

Truck drivers and truck stops 

Every song on that jukebox 

Reminds me of you 

Your my queen of the rodeo 

Pretty as a desert rose 

Eyes as blue as the Arizona sky

Queen of the rodeo

One of these days the stars are gonna fall down 

Gonna have to live on the moon 

Drink cosmic beers and Mars whiskey 

Learn to live a different lie

Tin huts and electric guitars 

Belt buckles the size of stars 

Everything will be alright

As long as I got you

Loving You is Wrong

Slip me something easy baby 

Put on something slow

No use tryin’ to fight it 

We ain't got it anymore 

A whole lot of nothing 

Is better than nothing at all

Lately us two talking 

Was like landing in the dark 

No runway lights no nothing 

Couldn't even see a spark

You rolled in with the tide 

Left me drowning in your wake

So Let’s set it on fire 

Burn it all down 

Let the ashes blow away

Spinning round my head 

Like an old Country song

Honey loving you is wrong

I'm going down in flames

Don't bother catching me

The fire in your eyes is gone 

I'm heading back to Tennessee

Somebody somewhere 

Told me that love is blind

You got on the wrong train 

Baby you could clearly see

Madness of the moment

Didn't matter what the stop would be

A world full of heartache

You're the one that stays with me now

They say lightning don't hit twice

I'm not going to wait for another try

So Let’s set it on fire 

Burn it all down 

Let the ashes blow away

Spinning round my head 

Like an old Country song

Honey loving you is wrong

slip me something easy baby

put on something slow

Walls (Tom Petty)

Some days are diamonds

Some days are rocks

Some doors are open

Some roads are blocked

Sundowns are golden

Then fade away

And if I never do nothing

I'll get you back some day

'Cause you got a heart so big

It could crush this town

And I can't hold out forever

Even walls fall down

And all around your island

There's a barricade

It keeps out the danger

It holds in the pain

Sometimes you're happy

Sometimes you cry

Half of me is ocean

Half of me is sky

But you got a heart so big

It could crush this town

And I can't hold out forever

Even walls fall down

And some things are over

Some things go on

And part of me you carry

Part of me is gone

But you got a heart so big

It could crush this town

And I can't hold out forever

Even walls fall down

Baby you got a heart so big

Oh you could crush this town

And I can't hold out forever

Even walls fall down

They fall down