Fell Down Pretty

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Mixed By: Bernie Larsen - Recorded By: Rusty Borealis 2009-2010 - Mastered By: Bernie Larsen - Rusty Borealis is Theodore Appert and Andrew Smentkowski.

Additional Musicians: Bernie Larsen - Keyboards on Live Large & Best Rust, Veronica Pepe - Vocals On Symbiotic & See Saw, The Hellraisers Choir (Mavis Farr, Lily Smentkowski, Theodore Appert) appear on Half Life

Spinout Records #137

Artwork and Layout by Mark Wills - MARKANDREWWILLS.COM

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released April 25, 2010

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Track Name: American Truck
I drive an American truck,
And it doesn't get stuck when it's snowing out
In the sticks and stones, where I break my bones, I could build my home
Where I've built my house.

And I'll tell you that the weather is strange
As we're watching it change from the seat of my couch.
And I'll believe in American ghosts as I'm sucking my spirits
Back into my mouth.

I drive an American truck,
And she loves to suck down all my gas.
And when I put my foot to the floor, oh, she'll make more noise
But won't move much faster.

And oh my god is an American god
So I'll believe in god before I be god damned,
But don't break my heart or I'll quit my job and I'll lose my soul
And find who I am singing...

Come better fill 'er up son.
You better not wreck that engine.
You know it's gonna be a hot one.
You gotta get to that set sun

Come better fill 'er up son.
You better not wreck that engine.
You know it's gonna be a hot one.

When I drive an American Truck around
Wheels will come to manifest everywhere I've been
Oh I won't know when I'm gonna lose my mind
And then I'll move out west singing...
Track Name: Nobody
Nobody has anything on me
Nobody has anything on me
And nobody is going to find anything on me

Today, I declare that I got my shit together
My life is ain’t nothing but a feather
And I’ve got my word as the wind

I’ll be blowing where I say
I’ll be blowing exactly where I say
I’ll be blowing where I say

I’ve got a bulls eye quarter and a doomsday dime
Pinch me a penny, a pretty pretty penny and I’ll be doing fine
Some folks say that I’m too cheap

After all the lightening has fallen to the ground
After all the babies have done split town
And after all the dogs have bitten their fleas down

I’ll be coming back around
I’ll be coming back back back around
I’ll be coming back around
Today I declare that I got my shit together
Today I declare that I got my shit together
Today I declare that I got my shit together
Track Name: Dodge
Won't you be my cool
In the summer time?
Won’t you be my cool
In the summer time?
'cause I wanna stand in your cool cool rain.
'cause I wanna stand in your cool cool rain.

You're pretty as a flower and
You're sturdy as a Dodge
You’re pretty as a flower and
You’re sturdy as a Dodge
But you smell like a peach to me.
You smell like a peach to me.

You can tie me up in a big ol' rope,
Fasten me down with heavy chains,
You can tie me up in a big ol' rope,
Fasten me down with heavy chains,
But one kiss from you will get me higher than an aeroplane.
One kiss from you will get me higher than an aeroplane.
Track Name: Half Life
You wake up in the morning
And you drink a can of beans
Take a pair of scissors to your best blue jeans
It’s a cut off day in a half baked life
And I’m sure not going to worry about gettin’ it right
I’ll take ‘er as it comes and I’ll throw my best at it
And if that ain’t good enough, I’ll probably just quit
Lie down on the floor or make a run for it
But when I’m done being embarrassed, I’ll be back for more
When I’m done being embarrassed, I’ll be back for more.

"Do it right or don’t do it at all"
It’s good advice but it’s made many a man fall
They get so they can’t even make it out of the starting gate
And by the time they do, it’s far too late
So do that thing right here, do it right now
I don’t care why and I don’t care how
Maybe it’ll fall, maybe it’ll fly,
You don’t know nothing until you try
Maybe it’ll fly, maybe it’ll fall
If there’s one thing I’ve learned,
I don’t know nothing at all.

I jumped into the sky and stayed in one place
The world came back around and I hopped in the rat race
I raised a barn and I raised a son
I raised some hell ‘cause it’s a lot of fun
And if you raise hell you’re going to raise the sky too
And if you get high enough, it’s always blue.
Track Name: All The Love
All the love you make
All the love you make
All the love you make
Equals to the love you take

All the ways you grow
All the ways you grow
All the ways you grow
Equal to what you'll never know

Everything you feel
Everything you feel
All those things you feel
Only equal to what you know is real
Track Name: Live Large
Have you ever seen the light
Of the day
From the dark side
Of the moon?

Every night is just waiting
For its day in the sun.
For its big old day,
Its big old day to come.

You gotta live a little honey
You gotta live a little honey
You gotta live a little honey
Baby it maybe a small world
After all
But you gotta live large and stand tall
Live large and stand tall.

Have you ever dreamed while dreaming,
And had to wake up
Two times
Before you could open your eyes
And let that big old day
Begin?

You gotta live a little honey
You gotta live a little honey
You gotta live a little honey
Baby it maybe a small world
After all
But you gotta live large and stand tall
Live large and stand tall.
Track Name: Best Rust
Everything written in rust is true
That’s what I heard, I heard from you
Everything written in rust is true, is true, is true

I know we’re just blowing sunshine
And I know everything will turn out fine
And if it doesn’t, we are young and we got the time
To get it right

You like your jukeboxes full of assrock and honeky tonk
Me, I like you full of gin and your funny talk
The things I heard you say, they’d make a dead man
Walk the line for you

Let’s grab a roll of quarters and head to the hotel at the end of town
Feed ‘em to the Magic Fingers in the bed and roll around
I knew if I waited long enough, someone like you
Would come around

We’d better head up north
Before it’s too late
Before they start driving trucks right onto the lake
You grab your camera and I’ll grab a stack of tapes

The picnic tables are stood up just like tombstones
Sticking out from under four feet of snow
I know it’s hard to let the winter come
And watch the good times go

The saddest day of them all
Is when another good barn happens to fall
Oh honey, it’s the saddest, saddest day
Of them all

I know we’re just blowing sunshine
And I know everything will turn out fine
And if it doesn’t, we are young and we got the time
To get it right
To get it right
To get it right
Track Name: Symbiotic
If you don't stop your crying
Then I won't get my sleep. And
If you don't cook me breakfast
Then I probably won't eat.

So we are symbiotic,
Just like flowers and bees.
And we know
Love is sweet and sometimes it can sting.
That's when we swell up
Till we don't know what's happening.

If you don't call me pretty,
Well I'll find some looks to kill.
But don't say you'll never hurt me,
'cause I'll find someone who will.

And we are symbiotic,
Just like wind and windmills
And we know
Love might stay, but love might not stay still.
You roll around enough,
You'll roll right back up the hill.
Track Name: Dry Man
I have had all the thoughts I’m gonna think
My head is drier than a wooden dry sink
I’ve done all the figuring that I can
My mind is emptier than an old beer can
I’m a dry man
I’m a dry, dry man

Haven’t seen sunlight in the longest time
Starlight is the only light that shines in my mind
Starlight, star bright, it ain't that bright at all
You can’t read a book, just the writing on the wall
I’m a dry man
I’m a dry, dry man

There aren’t any colors in my mind
Black and white is all you’ll ever find
Black and white, a gray maybe too
Oh honey, baby, what am I gonna do
I’m a dry man
I’m a dry, dry man

I’d like a little rain, could you spare a bucket or two
I’d like a little river, could you spare a creek or two
Come on honey, take me to the flood,
I ain’t asking for much, I ain’t asking for blood
I’m a dry man
I’m a dry, dry man

Someone put a No Trespassing sign
at the entrance to my mind
It’s words are something a young man might fear:
“Dogs and new thoughts, they ain’t permitted here”
I’m a dry man
I’m a dry, dry man

I’ve imagined all that I could
Had some good dreams but now they’re just driftwood
Sitting on a desert where a lake used to stand
Praying my memories will blow away like sand
I’m a dry man
I’m a dry, dry man
Track Name: Give Night A Hand
Give night a hand, she said
Pull, pull darkness right over your head
Throw a handful of salt in the sky
Let it be the stars, let it be I
Let it be the stars, let it be I
Give night a hand, she said
Pull, pull darkness right over your head

She only has one eye, that we call the moon
And when it’s full she can see so well
But when it's just a sliver, sight is just hell
But when it's just a sliver, sight is just hell
Give night a hand, she said
Pull, pull darkness right over your head

I must have been invisible on that day
When you looked at the whole word and I heard you say
I love everything, everything I can see
I must have been invisible
Because you don’t love me
Give night a hand, she said
Pull, pull darkness right over your head

Her voice wore a white, white dress
That revealed the cleavage of her innocence
She bathes in meteor showers
Took her only light from sunflowers
Took her only light from sunflowers
Give night a hand, she said
Pull, pull darkness right over your head
Track Name: See Saw
Sometimes the moon's an open eye
In sky that's underwater, and
Clouds are really mountains, sometimes
June comes in October.

And we can scratch our heads and bother
Wondering the purpose,
And hold our breath and kick our feet
And never reach the surface.

'Cause we saw bugs with wings crawl.
We heard birds that sing caw.
We felt things that freeze thaw,
Sitting at the see saw.

And you
Can lift me up,
Or bring me down.
Or we
Could touch with both feet
On the ground.

And I
Can lift you up
Or bring you down.
Or we
Can touch with both feet
On the ground.
Track Name: Passin' Through
When my old life was getting stale
I packed my bags and hopped a rail
And I wish I
Could be with you oh
But I’m just passing through just passin’ through.

I met a girl
She loved to touch
Me when she talked but
She never said that much,
So I said hey darlin’ you're so good at givin’ clues,
But I'm just passin’ through just passin’ through.

And that train WAS COLD
Far from my home.
No West Virgina
No San Antonio and I wish I
Had stayed with you,
But I'm just passin’ through just passin’ through.

And girl you know that you're the only one that I’ve got eyes for, but this town just brings me Down you know it's true.

And babe--I just can't stay but tomorrow is a whole new day and so I'll love you next time I Come passin’ through.

And if I die
Before I wake
I pray the lord
My soul to take me far away from here...
Shit else to do... oh,
But I'll be passin' through just passin' through.