Dead Horse Rodeo

by Velcro Mary

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released 02 September 2011

All songs written by J Erb.
Performed and recorded by J Erb and JW Busher.
Mixed and mastered by JW Busher.

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Track Name: Biting To Stay Awake
this town smells like a hair salon
but nobody here leaves their porch lights on
suddenly everything feels so wrong
i'm almost gone
i'm almost

this girl's made out of styrofoam
silently screaming and strung out on methadone
she's waiting for someone to walk her home
she's all alone
she's all alone

if you say perfect one more time i swear i'm gonna sigh
if you're so perfect shake my hand under this velvet sky
flip a quarter here's your chance to earn the bragging rights
you can have the west side but i've got dibs on goodbye

four a.m. and trying to hide the shakes
hoping to get some sleep for my own sake
we are biting to stay awake
it's a mistake

if you say perfect one more time i swear i'm gonna sigh
if you're so perfect shake my hand under this velvet sky
flip a quarter here's your chance to earn the bragging rights
you can have the west side but i've got dibs on goodbye
goodbye goodbye goodbye
goodbye goodbye goodbye
goodbye goodbye goodbye
goodbye goodbye goodbye
goodbye goodbye goodbye goodbye
goodbye goodbye goodbye
Track Name: Gravity Cues
it's raining dear
it's been a year
but have no fear
i'm still here

it's wet outside
but i stayed dry
i don't know why
i just can't cry

the rain is through
here's something new
i still miss you
i thought you knew
Track Name: Slum Soda
every time we end up hanging in the parking lot
we end up going into king's to check out what they got
we only make four twenty-five and that barely pays the rent
but you can buy a slum soda under thirty-five cents
girlies at the counter must think we're so cheap
when we walk up to the counter buying warm a-treat
there's so many different flavors at a price you can afford
so i can drink a slum soda just because i'm bored

i like slum soda
i like slum soda
i drink slum soda
i drink slum soda

fifty cents a can is such a waste
you're paying for a pretty label while you sacrifice the taste
drink slum soda while we're on the trunk
we tried all the name brands but we know they're junk
have to slow down cuz it's getting late
we're drinking slum soda since we couldn't get any dates
slum soda is the safest way to drown your sorrows
kirk doesn't have a nickel for a gumball so he borrows

i like slum soda
i like slum soda
i drink slum soda
i drink slum soda

i drink slum soda when i'm on the road
until the caffeine kicks in my head is ready to explode
soda keeps me up when i'm feeling tired
i guess i drink slum soda cuz i like to get wired
sometimes it doesn't always help my thirst
in fact certain slum soda seem to make it worse
when my hands start to shake i know it's time to stop
i think i'll move down south where they call it slum pop

i like slum soda
i like slum soda
i drink slum soda
i drink slum soda
Track Name: West Virginia
i really miss channel six, sideling hill, and redneck chicks
i really miss dairy queen, the girl next door, sex machine
let's just pretend it never happened
let's just pretend it never happened

i really miss hbo, the room upstairs, the all-time low
i really miss the interstate, the eight hour drive, the mountain state
let's just pretend it never happened
let's just pretend it never happened
Track Name: Paper Bag
hands in the pocket type of guy
phone booths without the doors
hold paper cups for paper whores
i've got some money in a jar
i saved up change since yesterday
it's not enough to throw away

you used to care
i'm losing weight
you're a work of art
and i don't need this anymore

i can't believe you're clean
parking lots are sacred ground
i'm busy putting myself down
gas tanks full of nutrasweet
a paper bag can't hide your face
in this or any other place

you used to care
i'm losing, wait
you're a work of art
and i don't need this anymore
Track Name: drunK
k i think i'll write you on my arm
impress you with my boyish charm
oh k i'd like to keep you warm
k i haven't seen you for so long
every time i talk it turns out wrong
oh k i hope you like this song

it's been said before that god don't make junk
but you only call me when you're drunk

k i want to share your germs
but now we're not on speaking terms
oh k just think what we could learn
k i haven't seen you for so long
every time i talk it turns out wrong
oh k i hope you like this song

it's been said before that god don't make junk
but you only call me when you're drunk
Track Name: Home
Hey mom
Looks like I made it on the radio
Helped pave the way for losers who do bad shows
And you'd think I'd get some credit
Nevermind, I'll just forget it

Hey Kleen
Should old acquaintance be forgot?
I thought I was your best man but now I see I'm not
You'd think nine years is worth a letter
I guess you all moved on to something better

Hey man
I used to live on that street
So many people that I never got to meet
And their lives go on without me
You're probably better off without me

Hey good friend were you sad when I went away?
Or were you over it the very next day?
I still have photographs of me and you
If you look really hard, you probably have some too

If I ever go home, I'm gonna take a pack of matches
Gonna burn down the city, then burn down the ashes
Maybe that will put my mind at rest
I still think about you, more or less
Track Name: Alright
just another ceiling fan
just another dollar bill
just another ball point pen

just another fork and knife
just another meeting on the side
just another phone call in the night
just a call to let you know i'm
alright
Track Name: Backup Plan
she makes it very clear that she's not bound
not carved in stone, she might not stick around
she makes it very clear that she's not bound
not carved in stone, she might not stick around

she makes it very clear
she makes it very clear
she makes it very clear
she makes it very clear
she makes it very clear
she makes it very clear
she makes it very clear
she makes it very clear

she isn't wrapped around anybody's finger
she said when we began
and if it doesn't work out
she's got a backup plan
Track Name: CVS Girl
cvs girl can i get my prescription filled?
come over the counter and help me pick out some pills
you got your name tag on and your red vest looks great
so why don't you spend some time with me on your fifteen minute break?

oh now girl
cvs girl
girl
cvs girl

cvs girl how long till you get out of work?
i've been in this drugstore for so long that i feel like a
cvs girl after you scan my upc
why don't you put the receipt in the bag and run away with me?

oh now girl
cvs girl
(you know what i'm talking about?)
oh girl
cvs girl
Track Name: The Worst Is Yet To Come
I don't trust this bridge
I don't buy this road
This train might jump the tracks
This airplane might explode
But the worst is yet to come

You could be the first
But I won't hold my breath
A million miles away
And still obsessed with death
But you still have one shot left

I don't like this song
I know i can't sing
The words all sound the same
And no one's listening
And no one's listening
But the worst is yet to come
Track Name: Sudafed
he said take these pills on a full stomach
like it was some kind of cruel joke
i haven't had a real meal in thirteen days
and the last one made me choke

my daily vitamin's
the only food i've got
placebo remedies
have helped me a lot

my sickness cyclical
it's all up in my head
you can starve a cold for only so long
before you find that the fever's fed

contagious criminal
i used to be so strong
the doctor says that i will live
but i can prove him wrong

i take tylenol for my head
enough codeine to knock me dead
nyquil, cherry red
top it off with sudafed
Track Name: Older Alone
if you don't mind i think i'll sleep in the car
cuz what they don't know won't hurt anyone
i know you told me about the way that you feel
but i'd feel safer if you'd just leave me alone

every time we're alone i get older

when it gets dark i try to stay warm
hear your footsteps pretend i'm not home
you take advantage cuz you think i'm naive
i might feel guilt if i could figure this out

every time we're alone i get older

took me too many years to finally say the words
when it's all said and done nothing's different at all
if i could change one thing i wouldn't know where to start
i just want everything back that you stole from me

every time we're alone i get older
Track Name: Stars In Eyes
delaware
it's such an awful way to go
forget about the sparks
this time we'll go by motor

stars in eyes
contained by thin formaldehyde
i used to count on calls
but now i count on fingers

you can bitch about the winter but it's never gonna keep you warm
and i'd play a thousand songs just to watch you write them on your arm
tonight the stars will invert
we finally saw the desert
i swear i'm gonna make you the happiest girl in the world

novocain
spent sleepless nights in folding chairs
long island's such a drag
thank god it's the last one

microphone
collide with thoughts of mobile homes
last chance for paper hearts
it's too bad we missed it

you can talk about forever but we know you really mean two weeks
and though you fill your hands with water in the end you know they always leak
and all his thoughts are drastic
around slow moving plastic
these chains could break your ankles without even thinking twice
without even thinking twice