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Return To Zero

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Six days on the road, clear eyed and tongue tied
return to zero and falling in a landslide
it’s not my place to wander from living in a hole
and now I’m out of reasons, can you make me whole

Chorus

On sugar lane you set me free I’m on my way back home
I’m on my way to reset me can’t wait to be alone

Return to zero, now is like the last time
Looking for a door or anyway to get outside
Someday we’ll find the high road where thornless flowers grow
We’ll find the easy answers they all seem to know

Chorus

And in a little while we’ll all be falling apart
and all of the kings men wont put us back again
I never worry cause were all just falling apart
If you only had one life would you live like you mean it
or would you just laugh on the easy way out

Mr. Clean

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I believe that I have wings to fly but right now I just take the bus
Me and boss been living on cheap wine but it doesn’t seem to bother us
I’ll be parking my sports cars and writing my memoirs
like nothing this world’s ever seen
when my destination catches up with my dreams then I will be Mr. Clean

Pleased to meet you pardon the mess my other life’s in the shop
But leave your name and your address and I’ll send a postcard when I reach the top
I’ve been thinking big and living small I guess there’s no in between
But when My destination catches up with my dreams I will be Mr. Clean

I had a little too much fun last night, I probably should get some sleep
instead of laying here holding my head making promises that I can’t keep
If lady luck never shines on me I guess what you get is what you see
But when My destination catches up with my dreams I will be Mr. Clean
When My destination catches up with my dreams then I will be Mr. Clean

Clams

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I live in a knot in a tree
a hole in the ground
or under the sea
I live in a place in a rock
under the dock
where no one can see
and I’m fearful

I live in a night on the town
a circle of friends
when I’m feeling down
I live on the 30’th floor
up in the wind
you can’t hear a sound
and I’m fearful

Run Raise the rampart tell the queen
There going to poison the sea

I live in a personal shell
a place I have found
it suits me well
I’ll live the best that I can
with the rest of the clams
in case you can’t tell I’m fearful
So be careful

Sorry Baby… I’m drunk again

Advanced contributor spadanny
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I know many of you guys have heard an earlier version of this song. I wouldn’t post it but posting is slow right now so I thought I’d ask your opinion. I’m interested what you think of the side stick work the drummer does on the snare. I think it’s cool but it’s a little outside the pocket. Does it sound ok to you? Any comments on the song itself or the production are always greatly appreciated too.

Just about the time I lay down last night
I could tell that somethin’ wasn’t right
A blue moon came up over the hill
Set himself down on my window sill
I’ve never been one for just laying awake
It makes me meaner than a rattlesnake
So hello vodka, hello gin
goodbye babe I’m gettin’ drunk again
Sorry baby…I’m drunk again

Got off early about a week ago
Figured I’d go home and kinda take it slow
Started walkin’ but to my chagrin
Home’s not the direction I was moving in
My feet must have been plottin’ with my hands
Both of them seemed to have other plans
Got to the bar, cruised right in
Goodby babe I’m getting drunk again
Sorry baby… I’m drunk again

I know I was suppose to meet you at your sisters house
Your mama tried to warn you that I was a louse
Nothing ever seems to go the way I planned
I always end up drinking all that I can stand
It’s just like a flower to a bumblebee
It’s like a fish swimming in the deep blue sea
Your mama was right way back when
Look out babe I’m getting drunk again

Lightnin’ Man (full band)

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I’d really appreciate any comments on this song. I’ve uploaded it before but it was acoustic. I’d especially appreciate any comments on drums. Thanks for the listen!

This old heart, this heart of mine
runs on lightnin’ and dynamite
but this world I’m livin’ in
can make a man feel so uptight
were gonna crank it up
up the juice
dig em up
and turn em loose
were gonna get on down
paint the town and paint it red
were gonna get on down
start a fire and wake the dead

Firewater and dynamite
T bone Walker and Bukka white
I’m a red hot pistol, I’m your jelly roll
and I got more rhymes than the devil got soul
I got a mojo hand
I’m a lightnin’ man
Make you dance and shake
at least that’s the plan
were gonna get on down
paint the town and paint it red
were gonna get on down
start a fire and wake the dead

you hear a red owl hoot
that’s the call
were meetin’ at the cemetary
gonna have a ball
were gonna get on down
paint the town and paint it red
were gonna get on down
start a fire and wake the dead

Underground

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Blew out the candels turned out the lights
For forty days and forty nights
Thats how long its been since she took the light away

And Im going down
where crying doesnt make a sound
Down in the underground
the underground
Underground

Out there the world goes by my door
And I don’t raise my head up anymore
I want nothing ever again to do with that sweet misery

Im going down
where crying doesnt make a sound
Down in the underground
the underground
the underground

I’ve seen a darkness you people will never know
I’ve been down to the bottom of a bottomless hole
Cause I miss her.
Yeah I miss her
oh I miss her

And I’m going down
I won’t be coming round anymore
I’m going down
I’ll see you on the other side