Grandaddy Discography and Lyrics

Discography:
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Under the Western Freeway, 1997
The Sophtware Slump, 2000
Sumday, 2003
Just Like the Fambly Cat, 2006
Yours Truly, The Commuter, 2009 (Jason Lytle solo album)
Last Place, 2017

Track Listings:
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Under the Western Freeway
 Nonphenomenal Lineage
 A.M. 180
 Collective Dreamwish of Upperclass Elegance
 Summer Here Kids
 Laughing Stock
 Under the Western Freeway
 Everything Beautiful Is Far Away
 Poisoned at Hartsy Thai Food
 Go Progress Chrome
 Why Took Your Advice
 Lawn and So On

The Sophtware Slump
 He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot
 Hewlett's Daughter
 Jed the Humanoid
 The Crystal Lake
 Chartsengrafs
 Underneath the Weeping Willow
 Broken Household Appliance National Forest
 Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)
 E. Knievel Interlude (The Perils of Keeping It Real)
 Miner at the Dial-a-View
 So You'll Aim Toward the Sky

Sumday
 Now It's On
 I'm on Standby
 The Go in the Go-For-It
 The Group Who Couldn't Say
 Lost on Yer Merry Way
 El Caminos in the West
 'Yeah' Is What We Had
 Saddest Vacant Lot in All the World
 Stray Dog and the Chocolate Shake
 O.K. With My Decay
 The Warming Sun
 The Final Push to the Sum

Just Like the Fambly Cat
 What Happened...
 Jeez Louise
 Summer... It's Gone
 Oxygen/Aux Send
 Rear View Mirror
 The Animal World
 Skateboarding Saves Me Twice
 Where I'm Anymore
 50%
 Guide Down Denied
 Elevate Myself
 Campershell Dreams
 Disconnecty
 This Is How It Always Starts
 Shangri-La (Outro) (hidden track)

Yours Truly, The Commuter
 Yours Truly, the Commuter
 Brand New Sun
 Ghost of My Old Dog
 I Am Lost (And the Moment Cannot Last)
 Birds Encouraged Him
 It's the Weekend
 Furget It
 This Song Is the Mute Button
 Rollin' Home Alone
 You're Too Gone
 Flying thru Canyons
 Here for Good

Last Place
 Way We Won't
 Brush With the Wild
 Evermore
 Oh She Deleter :(
 The Boat is in the Barn
 Chek Injin
 I Don't Wanna Live Here Anymore
 That's What You Get for Gettin' Outta Bed
 This is the Part
 Jed the 4th
 A Lost Machine
 Songbird Son

Lyrics:
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(Album titles preceded by ##, Song titles by --)
(see http://homepage.ntlworld.com/peter.herron/alphabetical_song_list.htm)

##
Under the Western Freeway

--
Nonphenomenal Lineage

hello, good morning, sir
the results are back
now it's time to pack
your things and go
seems you came up rather short
of the average sort
now I must inform
you've no reason left
to remain here
surely you understand
only gifted hands
will receive the chance
to touch down on fortune
we'll gather up your things
and lead you to the gate
and you will go away
and never attempt to return here
nonphenomenal lineage

--
A.M. 180

don't change your name
keep it the same
for fear I may lose you again
I know you won't
it's just that I am unorganised
and I want to find you when
something good happens
if you come down
we'll go to town
I haven't been there for years
but I'd be fine
wasting our time
not doing anything here
just doing nothing
we'll sit for days
and talk about things
important to us like whatever
we'll defuse bombs
walk marathons
and take home whatever together
whatever together

--
Collective Dreamwish of Upperclass Elegance

here I sit and play guitar
and drink beer out in the country
having narrowly escaped my trip
into town and now it's sunday
here I sit and play guitar
and count stars out in the country
having narrowly escaped my trip
into town and there's no one around

--
Summer Here Kids

after she lets you glide around
finally hit the ground
like a paper plane
take a trip, join me in the sun
but not really, though
'cause I ain't having fun
'cause summer here kids
summer here totally lies
tourist info said I'd have a good time
summer here kids
all of them awful lies
tourist info said I'd have a good time
do as I didn't do because
I'm a picture of indumbivivity
stay alone, put a record on
listen to the songs
keep youself at home
'cause summer here kids
summer here totally lies
tourist info said I'd have a good time
summer here kids
all of them awful lies
tourist info said I'd have a good time
I'm not having a good time

--
Laughing Stock

we do believe it ends right here
the orchestration and the dream is clear
shuttle departs and they're all there
everyone's cracking up but we don't care
and we agree
it's what we need
orchestrareal
whisper the cymbals ride on in
though this time we'll trade the strings for old 110
headphones will assure position when
the crowd fades and the overture begins
and we agree
it's what we need
orchestrareal
I don't believe the way this feels
slight alterations leave enraptured ears
headphones will insure possessions when
the crowd fades and the overture begins
and we agree
it's what we need
orchestrareal

--
Under the Western Freeway
[instrumental]

--
Everything Beautiful Is Far Away

he just finished eating dinner
and stepped outside the cave to smoke
a cigarette he'd made from rolled up photo paper
they were pictures of things back on earth
he looked out on a greyish white expanse
of uninhabited terrain he now called home
he'd seen plenty of mirages and imaginary visitors
up until then, so he wasn't sure what to think when
he saw swans and they were wading
on the shores of a pale white lake
that he'd never seen there before
and it was quite beautiful and it was far away
'cause everything beautiful is far away
he knew he was as good as gone
but gone was somewhere he really didn't mind going to
since the shuttle had crashed many years had passed
and the pictures of his loved ones
that he drew on the walls of the cave had finally faded
he put out his smoke and proceeded
toward the lake, repeating to himself
everything beautiful is far away

--
Poisoned at Hartsy Thai Food

mr. hartsy came over
what the heck's going on
the both of them began to throw up all over the photos
on the table
billy spilled his pepsi
sandra she was laying on the floor
no-one knows where the poison goes
where it came from nobody knows
poisoned at hartsy

--
Go Progress Chrome

go progress chrome
they paint the moon today
some brand new future color
go progress chrome
I aim to shoot the scarfolds
I like it how it's always been
go progress chrome
nocturnal glare confusion
the night owl and I
will hunt the contractor
go progress chrome
I won't be at your unveiling
I like it how it's always been
how it's always been

--
Why Took Your Advice

I took your advice
and turned my cable off
you said you'd do it too
how come you never call
I took your advice
and fixed my radio
but I can't find anything
that sounds good anymore
I took your advice
and bought the microscope
but I can't find anything
I wanna see up close
why took your advice

--
Lawn and So On
[instrumental]

##
The Sophtware Slump

--
He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot

adrift again 2000 man
you lost your maps, you lost your plans
did you hear him yell "land, damn it, land"
you say you can't, well I hope you can
I hope you can
how's it goin' 2000 man
welcome back to solid ground, my friend
I heard all your controls were jammed
well, it's just nice to have you back again
but I guess they still don't understand
and they can never understand
and they said "go find 2000 man"
and they said "tell him we've got new plans"
but instead I'm here to tell you, friend
I believe they want you to give in
are you giving in 2000 man
did you love this world
and did this world not love you
are you giving in 2000 man
don't give in 2000 man

--
Hewlett's Daughter

hewlett's daughter loved her father
and I think she loved me too for a little while
hewlett's daughter, I forgot her
now I'm treating water
and waste at night
high above the wrecks on ice shelves and glaciers
I spy below the mess and measure the pressure
where sofas float on roads and somebody stole your guns
well, sir, I'm the only one to get back your stolen guns
I should have been your son
high above the wrecks on ice shelves and dressers
with crash united sewn on all of my dress shirts
they firefell the roads and somebody stole your guns
well, sir I'm the only one to get back your stolen guns
I should have been your son
sir, I'm the only one
I should have been your son

--
Jed the Humanoid

last night something pretty bad happened
we lost a friend, all shocked and broken
shut down exploded
jeddy 3 is what we first called him
then it was jed
but jed's system's dead
therefore so's jed
we assembled him in the kitchen
made out of this and
made out of that and
whatever was at hand
when we finished jed
we were so proud
we celebrated
we congratulated
at what we'd created
jed could run or walk sing or talk and
compile thoughts and
solve lots of problems
we learned so much from him
a couple years went by and something happened
we gave jed less attention
we had new inventions
we left for a convention
jed had found our booze and drank every drop
he fizzled and popped
he rattled and knocked
and finally he just stopped

--
The Crystal Lake

should never have left the crystal lake
for parties full of folks who flake
italian leather winter games
retired by the duraflames
the crystal lake it only laughs
it knows you're just a modern man
it's shining like a chandelier
shining somewhere far away from here
I've gotta get out of here
and find my way again
I've lost my way again
should never have left the crystal lake
for areas where trees are fake
and dogs are dead with broken hearts
collapsing by the coffee carts
the crystal lake it only laughs
it knows you're just a modern man
it's shining like a chandelier
shining somewhere far away from here
I've gotta get out of here
and find my way again
I've lost my way again

--
Chartsengrafs

yeah, I traded laughs in for charstengrafs
but all of that is only fun until evening comes
your guess is as good as mine
as to just what kind
of trouble I might find
tonight out of my mind

--
Underneath the Weeping Willow

I wanna sleep underneath the weeping willow
as it cries all night quietly
its tears all around me
I'll sleep there so soundly
'till I'm allowed finally
to wake up and be happy again

--
Broken Household Appliance National Forest

sit on the toaster like a rock
no need to worry about a shock
all of the microwaves are dead
just like the salamander said
the refrigerators house the frogs
the conduit is the hollow log
broken household appliance national Forest
air conditioners in the woods
boken household appliance national Forest
mud and metal mixing good
meadows resemble showroom floors
owls fly out of oven doors
stream banks are lined with vacuum bags
flowers reside with filthy rags
a family of deer were happy that
the clearing looked like a laundry mat
broken household appliance national Forest
air conditioners in the woods
boken household appliance national Forest
mud and metal mixing good

--
Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)

apparently before jed had left us
he wrotes some poems
wrote them for no-one
I guess I'll show them
here's one of jed's poems
you said I'd wake up dead drunk
alone in the park
I called you a liar
but how right you were
air conditioned tv land, 20 grand
walk to the bank
with shakes from the night before
staring at the tiki floor
high school wedding ring
keys are under the mats
of all the houses here
but not motels
I try to sing it funny like Beck
but it's bringing me down
lower than ground
beautiful ground
beautiful ground
test tones and failed
clones and odd parts made you

--
E. Knievel Interlude (The Perils of Keeping It Real)
[instrumental]

--
Miner at the Dial-a-View

I found your house and I saw your car
but I've no idea where you are from the dial-a-view
tire scraps on the federal roads
look like crash landed crows from the dial-a-view
hello
welcome to dial-a-view
to locate the area in which you wish to observe
you must program in the longitude and the latitude
for a closer, more detailed picture
use either the zoom or the micro-zoom controls
good luck
I dream at night of going home someday
somewhere so far away
so dream, alright
I know it's gonna take some time
I'm going home someday
fifteen years is almost done
and I don't recognize anyone
from the dial-a-view
my home, my friends and you
I watched them fade
but what can I do
from the dial-a-view
hello

--
So You'll Aim Toward the Sky

so you'll aim toward the sky
and you'll rise high today
fly away, far away
far from pain

##
Sumday

--
Now It's On

now that the k's in place
where the c used to be
it seems that I'm ceasing to be
in the season of the old me
I wouldn't trade my place
I've got no reason to be
weathered and withering
like in the season of the old me
bust the lock off the front door
once you're outside you won't wanna hide anymore
light the light on the front porch
once it's on you'll never wanna hide anymore
and now it's on
now that the lake's in place
where the dead sea used to be
it seems that I'm ceasing to be
in the season of the old me
I wouldn't trade my place
I've got no reason to be
weathered and withering
like in the season of the old me
bust the lock off the front door
once you're outside you won't wanna hide anymore
light the light on the front porch
once it's on you won't wanna hide anymore
and now it's on

--
I'm on Standby

I'm rollin' down a well worn road
I'm wonderin' if I'll ever know
if I'll be better than I was before
when I surface through the service door
bye
I'm on standby
out of order or sort of unaligned
powered down for redesign
bye bye
I'm on standby
according to the work order that you signed
I'll be down for some time
I'll be down for some time
I got good at saying "I gotta go"
number one at saying "I don't know"
but from the stories that I heard
you humans require more words
bye
I'm on standby
out of order or sort of unaligned
powered down for redesign
bye bye
I'm on standby
according to the work order that you signed
I'll be down for some time
I'll be down for some time

--
The Go in the Go-For-It

the talk it got so loud
the songs cut out
well, that's when I'd had enough
of all their talk n' stuff
I had to bring it down
to more level ground
where my only company
is wind blowin' through the leaves
my head they tried to wreck
but I just laughed and said
guess who lost the go in the go-for-it
when they expected that
they instead got this
a broken but pretty mess
and what they cared I could care less
my farewell e-mail reads
"fare well to thee"
I'll pass through your world with ease
like wind blowin' through the leaves
my head they tried to wreck
but I just laughed and said
guess who lost the go in the go-for-it
despite the faxes sent
I shook my head and went
guess who lost the go in the go-for-it

--
The Group Who Couldn't Say

the tale I'm gonna tell
is about the group who couldn't say
together they discovered with each other
the perfection of an outdoor day
they had won some kind of prize
for sellin' way more stuff than the other guys
they were the shrewdest unit movers
so their bosses got 'em tours of the countryside
holly saw a certain bird
but she couldn't work up any words
she kind of lost her shoes and lost her mind
then smashed her phone upon a fallen pine
daryle couldn't talk at all
he wondered how the trees had grown to be so tall
he calculated all the height and width and density
for insurance purposes
and at the desktop there's cryin' sounds
for all the projects due and no-one else is around
and the sprinklers that come on at 3 a.m.
sound like crowds of people asking
"are you happy what you're doing"
becky wondered why
she'd never noticed dragon flies
her drag and click had never yielded anything as perfect
as a dragonfly
and then the supervisor stood
right in the creek and it felt really good
that's about the time when finally he had realized
the importance of this day
that's about the time he realized that
he was with the group who couldn't say
they felt so good it hurt
forget the words
they were the group who couldn't say

--
Lost on Yer Merry Way

trouble with a capital t
"tie him down" they said
but tired ain't for me
let this one fly
I wonder what they'll make of me
when I'm good and gone in song
in god's country
let this one fly
off on a merry way
often alotta days
lost on yer merry way
cause unrevealed and never known
and never known
trouble with people like me
tie 'em down
and then they vanish instantly
let this one fly
It's really no problem, you see
when the sky ignites
and your days crash quietly
let this one fly
off on a merry way
often alotta days
lost on yer merry way
cause unrevealed and tucked away
off on a merry way
often alotta days
lost on yer merry way
cause unrevealed and never known
all that I'm askin' tonight
is that I make it back home alive
no explosions, no crashes, no fights
I wanna get back home
back home tonight

--
El Caminos in the West

so there's my baby
laughing at me in the sun
wonder if I'm the weaker one
I feel so far away from home
always so far away
the pacific
will pacify us when we're done
if only we weren't always spun
I feel so far away from home
always so far away
from el caminos in the west
all collapsed and futureless
I'll pain the words a simple wish
for peace of mind and happiness
el caminos in the west
we're all collapsed and futureless
I'll pain the words a simple wish
for peace of mind and happiness
here comes the chaos
perfectly on time again
is it ever gonna end
I feel so far away from home
always so far away
the demolition
still can be a lot of fun
someone should tell me that I'm done
I feel so far away from home
always so far away
from el caminos in the west
all collapsed and futureless
I'll pain the words a simple wish
for peace of mind and happiness
el caminos in the west
we're all collapsed and futureless
I'll pain the words a simple wish
for peace of mind and happiness

--
'Yeah' Is What We Had

yeah is what we had
and no we never knew
and good, good is what we understood
now I walk alone through howling winds
fast food bags wrapped 'round my shins
rememberin', wonderin'
in this life, will I ever see you again?
in this life, will I ever see you again?
'cause yeah is what we had
and no we never knew
and good, good is what we understood
data files and dinner-dates sumday
until then I had best be on my way
rememberin', wonderin'
in this life, will I ever see you again?
in this life, will I ever see you again?
in this life

--
Saddest Vacant Lot in All the World

she's in the kitchen cryin' by the oven
it seems she really loved him
and he's so drunk he's passed out in a Datsun
that's parked out in the hot sun
in the saddest vacant lot in all the world
boldly going where he rarely knows
but he'll miss her when he goes
what a shame as she drifts out of reach
while he's still drunk asleep
in the saddest vacant lot in all the world

--
Stray Dog and the Chocolate Shake

the supervisor guy turns off the factory lights
so the robots have to work in the dark
and there's a carload of kids with beer and cigarettes
burnin' out and doing lawn jobs in the park
and there's a shitty limousine parked in front of the bar
that never got to drive any movie stars
but the guy in the driver's seat don't care
with his weird cologne and his magic hair
it's magic
the sofa and the fridge are on the car but they aren't strapped down
and we're drivin' all over town
and the used up krylon cans that the farmer found
were used to paint the foothills brown
and there's a high school football coach sittin' on the couch
with a toothpick in his mouth
and the stray dog won't forget the day
he tricked him with a chocolate shake
little trick

--
O.K. With My Decay

I woke up tuesday morning to comin' down
without a sound
comin' back down
the pressure put upon me
it goes and goes
till it thinks it got me
it tries and tries as it might to trick me
into breaking back down
but I'm ok
in truth I say
I'm ok
in truth I say
I'm ok with my decay
I have no choice
I have no voice
I have no say
on my decay
I have no choice
so I rejoice
I'm ok

--
The Warming Sun

in a dream
you were sittin' there waitin' by the door for me
and I got the opportunity
to experience the experience once again
how it could have maybe been
but in real life
you're in another world with another guy
who doesn't have to cheat
and never has to lie
and all the stuff I didn't get comes so easy to him
he doesn't even have to try
but do you ever ask yourself
how it could have maybe been
I haven't been that bad
but I haven't been that good
overmisunderstood
oh, I wish I really could
enjoy the warming sun
enjoy a warm someone
and end the need to hide
away alone inside
no, I haven't been that bad
but I haven't been that good
overmisunderstood
oh, I wish I really could
enjoy the warming sun
enjoy a warm someone
and end the need to hide
away alone inside
in a dream
you were sittin' there waitin' by the door for me
hey you, get out of my fog

--
The Final Push to the Sum

I never know their names
but I smile just the same
new faces, strange places
most everything I see
becomes a blur to me
and I'm wasted because
the fast pace is too much
here at the final push to the sum
if my old life is done
then what have I become
every now and then
the memories creep in
a breeze and blue skies
the trees and you and I
but that life is gone
I guess that I've moved on
to new faces and strange places
here at the final push to the sum
if my old life is done
then what have I become
what have I become

##
Just Like the Fambly Cat

--
What Happened...
[instrumental???]

--
Jeez Louise

remembering jeez louise
and all of the bedroom window screens
thrown away for our teenage dreams
shacked up at Modesto Inn
all of a sudden your mom crashed in
she said, "no he's not the one for you"
yeah your mom, she always hated me
"grab your keys, your clothes, your shoes"
jeez louise, you should have avoided me
remembering jeez louise
yeah your mom, she always hated me
"so just leave her broken, please"
jeez louise, you should have avoided me
a blanket and a summer evening breeze
secrets shared in our youth released
yeah your mom, she always hated me
"so just leave her broken, please"
jeez louise, you should have avoided me
then one day they took you away
all of a sudden your mom called me
she said, "no, she's not the one for you"
yeah your mom, she always hated me
"so just leave her broken, please"
jeez louise, you should have avoided me

--
Summer... It's Gone

summer it's gone and I don't know
where everyone went or where I'll go
summer it's gone and I don't know
which way is the best way to go
in dreams I hear voices that say
look this way
but I can't see nothing
so I turn away
to head down roads
dead ends and holes
and crowds of fools
with common colds
and they live in cars
and the cars don't run
they fight with phones
and they despise the sun
the sun of...
summer it's gone and I don't know
which way is the best way to go
yeah, summer is gone and now it's clear
that no one is showing up here
in dreams I hear voices that say
look this way
but it's all too lovely
and so I turn away
to head down roads
dead ends and holes
and crowds of fools
with common colds
and they live in cars
and the cars don't run
and they fight on phones
and they despise the sun
the sun of
summer, it's gone
son of summer it's gone
son of summer it's gone
the son of summer it's gone
...it's gone
...it's gone

--
Oxygen/Aux Send
[instrumental]

--
Rear View Mirror

rear view mirror
what the hell
while I've been trying to drive somewhere
real and nearer
rear view mirror
don't wanna live life lookin' through a
rear view mirror
what the hell
while I've been trying to drive somewhere
real and nearer
to boldly go no normal Joe or Jack or Jeff had ever been
pass it slow, it's told you so, it's might as well give up, old friend
to boldly go no normal Joe or Jack or Jeff had ever been
pass the classic no you never will and which is why we can
which is why we can

--
The Animal World

I'm a fan of the animals
of the ancient films, of the days of old
joy to the world, joy to the world
hey guys and girls, it's the animal world
I'm a fan of the animals
of the ancient films, of the days of old
joy to the world, joy to the world
hey guys and girls, it's the animal world
joy to the world, joy to the world
hey guys and girls, it's the animal world

--
Skateboarding Saves Me Twice
[instrumental]

--
Where I'm Anymore

Ten million pounds of plastic baby stuff there beyond the doors
Garage sale sunday and I don't know where I'm anymore
Knee-highs riding little pink bikes in the middle of the road
Garage sale sunday and I don't know where I'm anymore
Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow
Where I'm anymore
Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow
Where I'm anymore
There was a punch-out
Happened at the take-out, a tweaker and a dog
It seems that the dog stole a blanket
From the tweaker in the park
But cheapshots happen
When thermometers are yellin' one-o-four
Garage sale sunday and I don't know where I'm anymore
Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow
Where I'm anymore
Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow
Where I'm anymore
An icecream truck each night plays 'don't believe the hype'
For oil stained driveways with exercise equipment piled high
All this seen from a yellow lawn hittin' eighty-four
Garage sale sunday and I don't know where I'm anymore
Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow
Where I'm anymore
Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow
Where I'm anymore

--
50%

50% less words
I'll be doing it in the dirt
with nobody in my mix
50% less words in 2006
50% less chime
mouth moving all the time
never completed plans
50% less words
I wonder if I ever can
50% less words
I'll be doing it in the dirt
with nobody in my mix
50% less words in 2006
50% less chime
mouth moving all the fuckin' time
never completed plans
50% less words
I wonder if I can

--
Guide Down Denied

Guide down denied
I might drift forever more
But I'd sure like to come ashore
Sometime
Guide down denied
All my friends are home indoors
Reading 'bout me, feeling sorry for
The guy who tried
But ended up
Guide down denied
Guide down denied
Guide down denied
Guide down denied
Guide down denied
Did you wait for me to show?
Get pissed off and finally go?
Guide down denied
I don't wanna drift no more
I don't wanna be the story
Of the guy who tried
And ended up
Guide down denied
Guide down denied
Guide down denied
Guide down denied

--
Elevate Myself

I don't wanna work all night and day
On writing songs that make the young girls cry
Or playing little solos on the keyboard
So the kids will ask me how and why
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna elevate myself
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna elevate myself
And maybe for a little
Get to where I find it really hard to hate myself
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna elevate myself
I don't wanna stare at stacks of paper all the while
While the world goes by
Tradin' out the weather for a clever lyric
Written by an Ikea light
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna elevate myself
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna elevate myself
And maybe for a little
Get to where I find it really hard to hate myself
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna get up off the shelf
I don't wanna be a part of all the quality that falls apart these days
I'd rather make an honest sound
And watch it fly around
And then be on my way
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna elevate myself
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna elevate myself
And maybe for a little
Get to where I find it really hard to hate myself
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna elevate myself

--
Campershell Dreams

You don't have to be alone anymore
Good company's a gift
You don't have to be alone anymore
Go ahead, dispell the myth
You don't have to be alone anymore
Sad letters on the drift
You don't have to be alone anymore
That really ain't no way to live
It really ain't no way to live

--
Disconnecty

Dearest Mom
Your yearling son
Has sent a message through
He's disconected, but he still loves you
Weather lies and motor rules
The color printer blues
On the engine air his thoughts flow through to you
Disconnecty said to disconnect
But has he read the tiny text
That said to disconnect
He'd best decide
The rest of all your life
Will be your right to fly alone
Forever more
Dearest Mom
Your yearling son
Has sent a message through
He's disconected, but he still loves you
Disconnecty said to disconnect
But has he read the tiny text
That said to disconnect
He'd best decide
The rest of all your life
Will be your right to fly alone
Forever more
And ever more

--
This Is How It Always Starts

This song uses part of the song
Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
This is how it always starts
All order falls apart
Okay, so who put whiskey in the mix?
Things were stable yesterday
But now they're blown away
Oh shit, I can't let them see me like this
Nothing sweet
Nothing nice
Nothing kiss, only fights
Nothing clear
Nothing bright
Nothing I'll feel tonight
Nothing great
Nothing good
Nothing wins as they should
Nothing rad
Nothing right
Nothing I'll feel tonight
Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though s breaking
This is how it always starts
Dumb choices from the heartMagic Touch
Oh shit, I can't let them see me like this
Nothing sweet
Nothing nice
Nothing kiss, only fights
Nothing clear
Nothing bright
Nothing I'll feel tonight
Nothing great
Nothing good
Nothing wins and they should
Nothing rad
Nothing right
Nothing I'll feel tonight

--
Shangri-La (Outro, hidden track, ELO cover)

##
Yours Truly, The Commuter

--
Yours Truly, The Commuter

The last thing I heard I was left for dead
I could give two shits about what they said

I may be limping but I'm coming home

All work and no play might'a done me in
But I'm stoked I'm back after where I've been
I may be limping but I'm coming home

Ahh haaaaa
Ahh haaaaaaaaa

I may be limping but I'm coming home
So take the day off and keep it to yourself
B/c I don't wanna see anybody else

I may be limping but I'm coming home

Ahh haaaaa
Ahh haaaaaaaaa

I may be limping but I'm coming home
I may be limping but I'm coming home

--
Brand New Sun

Here,
Grab a broken branch
With a sunburnt hand
In a washed up land

Soon,
We should rest a while
We're like a tired child
It's been a lot of miles.

I might fall down
And my back is bad
We might fall down
On a sleeping back.

So you should hold my hand
While everything blows away

And we'll run,
To a brand new sun.
We will run,
To a brand new sun.

Damn,
How did it get so bad?
With all the dreams we had
Now you seem so sad.

You should hold my hand
While everything blows away

And we'll run
To a brand new sun.
We will run
To a brand new sun

We will run
To a brand new sun.

--
Ghost of My Old Dog

And she would know
For it was she
Who said that I
I looked happy
In the photos
Where I would pose
With the pets that I once had

But they're all gone now
To earth and bed

Don't yell at me
Cus you can't see
Who I am thinking of

You act as if
You've caught me with
Someone I used to love

Well, I guess you caught me
But you won't stop me
And I'll never have enough

I'm only talking
I'm only laughing
With the ghost of my old dog

But they're all gone now
To earth and bed

--
I Am Lost (And The Moment Cannot Last)

On the commute
I fade from view
What now is true
I am lost

I'm not (farewell?)
I don't need help
My concerns have been confirmed
I am lost

I'm mountain high
I say goodbye
My concerns have been confirmed
I am lost

--
Birds Encouraged Him

He's just a kid who hid inside a hole
His ears could no more hear the story told
No longer did he wonder of gettin' old
As birds encouraged him on life to hold

(chorus)
And they said
Why, oh why, oh why you don't even try
Why, oh why, oh why you don't even try
Why, oh why, oh why just one more night
Why, oh why, oh why you don't even try

He's just a kid who hid inside a hole
His eyes could no more see the story told
No longer shivering for fear or cold
As birds encouraged him on life to hold

(chorus)
And they said
Why, oh why, oh why you don't even try
Why, oh why, oh why you don't even try
Why, oh why, oh why just one more night
Why, oh why, oh why you don't even try

(Repeat chorus)

(outro)

--
It's the Weekend

Today is the day
It's the weekend
It's here, saturday
It's the weekend

--
Furget It
[instrumental???]

--
This Song Is the Mute Button

I thought of you in a frame
And no, I will not say your name
Although I'm in the shade of a tree
You waved your goodbye and to me

And I see the pretty in things
But you disappeared like a dream
I wish I could laugh now
But I'll never see you again

I wish I could laugh now
But I'll never see you again

--
Rollin' Home Alone

Rollin' home alone
Here we go again
As if it's not alright
As if I need a friend

But I bought you something nice
I got you something warm
For when the weather turns
When will I ever learn?

Now I'm rollin' home alone

Rollin' home alone
So here we go again
As if I even care
I might as well pretend

Cus I bought you something nice
Yeah, I got you something warm
And then the weather turned
When will I ever learn?

I'm rollin' home alone

--
You're Too Gone

Remember when we built a good fire
Then we watched it burn down
Battling sleep, tangled in wire
Surrounded in sound

Well it was so brief
But it was so bright
We were so proud

And I stood up and said:
"Let's do it again!"
Then I walked out

But now it's too late
And something is wrong
Cus now you're too gone

I know you were brave
Something was wrong
Cus now you're too gone

And I'm sorry I'm late
But I'm saying so long
Cus now you're too gone

Yeah I'm sorry I'm late
I'm saying so long
So long, so long

--
Flying thru Canyons

I saw you out there
Flying through canyons
High and alone
I won't dare to match ye anymore

I left you out there
Flying through canyons
High and alone
I don't dare to match ye anymore

--
Here for Good

Why now does the wind
Sound wounded and thin
It moved through a land
It can't understand

I drink wine in the morning
I change locks to my thoughts
And sudden death is just boring
So I'm here for good

...for good...

##
Last Place

--
Way We Won't

Less than an hour past control tower
On a big box store roof
Cinnamon smell and holiday sales
Why would we ever move?

Damned if we do
(Dumb if we don't)
End up again back home
Watch it and see
It's playing here free
(That is the way)

That is the way we won't
We won't
That is the way we won't
We won't

More than a year landed out here
On a big box store roof
Tropical smells and back to school sales
Why would we ever move?

Damned if we do
(Dumb if we don't)
End up again back home
Watch it and see
It plays in HD
That is the way

That is the way we won't
We won't
That is the way we won't
We won't
That is the way we won't
The way we won't
The way we won't
That is the way we won't
We won't

--
Brush With the Wild

Forget the words, the pictures are nice
And dream of a girl or somebody else's life
I'm trying a road that's dead on the end
That's how it goes, so copy and save and send

A brush with the wild, we were the best
It's all I recall, I forget the rest
I'll wait for a bus, I'm boarding a plane
I'm insane
A brush with the wild, we were the best
It's all I can do, a beautiful mess
I'm making the call, my message is lame
I'm insane

We had a thing whatever it's called
And you were a dream, and I was a concrete wall
There's a fox in the snow, alone by a fence
But the fence's too tall, now it's making me all depressed
A brush with the wild, we were the best
It's all I recall, I forget the rest
I'll wait for a bus, on board on a place
I'm insane
A brush with the wild, we were the best
It's all I can do, a beautiful mess
I'm making the call, my message is lame
I'm insane

I'm calling you now, my message is lame
I'm insane
I'm missing you now, my message is lame

My message is lame
I'm insane
I'm insane

--
Evermore

Evermore, gone but not forgotten
Anyway there's more
Evermore, lost but not for nothing
Here, but then what for?
And when you soar, drop a thought for Stockton
Out your airline door
And when you soar, toss that thought to Stockton
Ask me on the phone
Are you good and gone?

Grieve like a freeway tree
Old and grey, no love in your leaves
Grieve like a freeway dream
Lonely days, no love in your leaves
No love in your leaves

Evermore, nothing lasts forever
This was never yours
And evermore, when remembering is
What forgetting's for
And when you soar, drop a thought for Stockton
Out your airline door
And when you soar, toss that thought to Stockton
Ask me on the phone
Are you good and gone?

Grieve like a freeway tree
Old and grey, no love in your leaves
Grieve like a freeway dream
Lonely days, no love in your leaves
No love in your leaves

--
Oh She Deleter :(

[instrumental]

--
The Boat Is In the Barn

I saw you sitting at a table by the water
And you were going through the photos on your phone
You looked so happy and relieved to be there all alone

Getting rid of all of me is what I figured
Delete, deleting everything that had occurred
That's when I backed away and headed out without a word

But no, my love ain't gone
The boat is in the barn
Oh no, my love ain't gone
The boat is in the barn

Back at the house, I got a lot to keep me going
It's like you've never lived here after all
Maybe except for that one picture on the mudroom wall

I took it at the lake while you were water skiing
And it's without a doubt my favorite one of you
You were a wonder while you hovered out above the blue (blue blue blue blue)

But no, my love ain't gone
The boat is in the barn
Oh no, my love ain't gone
The boat is in the barn

Oh no, my love ain't gone
The boat is in the barn
Oh no, my love ain't gone
The boat is in the barn

--
Chek Injin

Duck tape over the temp gauge
Don't worry it isn't the new rage
Black tape over the fuel light
Exhaust leak and not feeling alright

Check engine, check engine...
Light

Please keep going...

Duck tape over the whole thing
Earplugs worn in the morning
Lug nuts loose on the freeway
Don't worry it isn't the new rage

Check engine, check engine....
Light

Check engine, check engine....
Light

Please keep going....
Please just make it to my exit
Please keep going

--
I Don't Wanna Live Here Anymore

I just moved here, and I don't wanna live here anymore....
No I can't exactly saying, I'm really getting just a feeling
Everything is outta place, now I'm having trouble dealing
I just moved here, and I don't wanna live here anymore....
Countless lovers everywhere, I'll never know what's gonna happen
They see me coming from a mile, all the while they were bluffin'
I just moved here....
I just, yeah I just moved here
And I don't wanna live here anymore....

--
That's What You Get for Gettin' Outta Bed

That's what you get for gettin' outta bed
You're such a tragic kid, aren't you glad you did?
Head out the door, you've seen us all before
You're such a tragic kid, aren't you glad you did?

That's what you get for gettin' outta bed
Warming up your heart, and clearing out your head
Out with your friends, I hope it never ends
I guess that's what you get
That's what you get for gettin' outta bed

That's what you get for gettin' outta bed
Warming up your heart, and clearing out your head
Now here's your song, I think I wrote it wrong
I guess that's what you get
That's what you get for gettin' outta bed
Warming up your heart, and clearing out your head
Out with your friends, I hope it never ends
I guess that's what you get
That's what you get for gettin' outta bed

--
This is the Part

This is the part that shouldn't had been hard
Where there is peace
You will not find me

This is the part
Now let me warn my heart
This won't go smooth
This won't go down with you
Where there was love
Now there's some other stuff
Where there is peace
You know I will not be

This is the part
The ending to the start
Where there was calm
It's only going wrong

This is the part
Where I put up my guard
Where there is peace
It's there I will not be

This is the part
Some call a broken heart
Put down the phone
There's no one coming home

This is the part
That shouldn't had been hard
Where there is peace
You will not find

--
Jed the 4th

So Jed he's dead and gone
And Jed he left a son
But Jeddy-4's in Betty Ford
And he don't come around no more

You know it's all a metaphor
For being drunk and on the floor
So give it up for Jed the 4th
Though he don't come around no more

(You know I passed out that night in Enslen Park
After driving all night, twelve hours on the s...
You were right)

He don't come around no more

--
A Lost Machine

Surveillance audio recorder in a dried-up creek
And we're headed to the temporary shelter at the roller rink
Every woman and child and man in the canyon land
In a trance and wandering around in the canyon land

Airplane station is a pretty great place to hide
Live old-time music and it's warm inside
Every woman and child and man in the canyon land
In a trance and wandering around in the canyon land

Antique photos of celebrities
Samsung black-and-white fade-away qualities
Every woman and child and man in the canyon land
In a trance and wandering about in the canyon land

Surveillance video recorder hidden in a tree
You and I are on the lawn and it's focusing in on me
Every woman and child and man
In a trance and wandering around in the canyon land

Everything about us is a lost machine....
Everything about we is a forgotten dream
Everything about us is a lost machine....

--
Songbird Song

He was a songbird son
She was a Hitchcock blonde
And they were on the run
She was on some toothache diet
He'd become so unexcited

On a canal bank night
Under a glove box light
His summer song died quiet
Songbird son you lost your right to sing

Message better left unsent
Don't say nothing
Message better left unsent
Don't say nothing

And so they made their camp
On a runaway truck ramp
Yeah, they were on the run
The tent gets filled with sun
And in her dreams the tanning bed turns on

And now the chapter crash
The CHP lights flash
His summer song died quiet
Songbird son you lost your right to sing
Message better left unsent
Don't say nothing....
Some things better left unsaid....

Douglas Brick / dbrick@kom.net
Fri Nov 17 22:35:53 PST 2017