Smile and Nod [Demo Release]

by Fat Tuesday and the New Custards

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released February 25, 2012

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Track Name: Eliwhish
Alive
And it feels okay
I'm home alone, with my mind blown
I'm better off this way

Can somebody help me?
I fear I've lost my way
My soul is sold, and I'm growing old
But I'm not prepared to pay

I've got my friends inside my head
They help my mess around
It's hard to stay on top of things
When you're so far under ground

Can somebody help me?
I fear I've lost my way
My soul is sold, and I'm growing old
But I'm not prepared to pay

You best leave me now 'cause I've let you down
Got my foot on the gas and my head in the clouds
I feel so damn tired of all this runnin' around
'Cause I've seen the lights and I've heard the sounds
Track Name: Skunt
Sent for my babe, but she don't come
I was in love, now I got my gun
Baby please, I'm on my knees
Way too long you been doin' me wrong
Child you know I've got to go
My time is up on your loving cup
You're outta my bed, so I've lost my head

Woman, I know you're no good
Open your eyes, you been tellin' me lies
Just like I knew you would
Woman, it's over today
Lend me your ear, so you can hear
Just what I've got to say

Sun came up, blood got hot
Love me now or love me not
Best be quick 'cause that's all I got

Woman, I know you're no good
Open your eyes, you been tellin' me lies
Just like I knew you would
Woman, it's over today
Lend me your ear, so you can hear
Just what I've got to say

Second floor on Shakedown Street
With broken glass and cut up feet
Kill the lights, but not to sleep

Woman, I know you're no good
Open your eyes, you been tellin' me lies
Just like I knew you would
Woman, it's over today
Lend me your ear, so you can hear
Just what I've got to say
Track Name: Pretty Cold
Shot dead with a shake of the head
And so I got in line
Woke up half crazed and all alone
With a sheet over my eyes
I thought I had this figured out
But I just can't be sure
So I'll spend the day tryin' to find a way
To get off this killin' floor

It seems as though the state of things
Is not as I expected
But we don't know what time will bring
So let us stay, for one more day

It's crowded here inside my head
At the place where all my thoughts have lead

Tried to buy a new state of mind
But I'm afraid they're not for sale
I think I'm headed backwards
This train's gone off its rails
Tell my woman not to worry
'Cause when I'm dead and gone
Though my time here may have been short
I'm sure I'll have had my fun

It seems as though the state of things
Is not as I expected
But we don't know what time will bring
So let us stay, for one more day

It's crowded here inside my head
At the place where all my thoughts have lead

Off guard, I was thrown in the ward
When they took me from the town
Some people said they couldn't have
Too many freaks around
But even when my arms are tied
It comes more naturally
Than the way some people live their lives
With no chance to be free

It seems as though the state of things
Is not as I expected
But we don't know what time will bring
So let us stay, for one more day

It's crowded here inside my head
At the place where all my thoughts have lead
Track Name: Sun Daze
Goin' down that highway
With a suitcase in my hand
On borrowed time, it's hard to find
A way to understand
The problems I associate
With my troubled state of mind
'Cause in my dreams, it always seems
I stay stuck in rewind

I'll see you again a little down that line
It may be a while, may be quite some time
I came to the end but it was hard to find
Left me broken, bruised, and blind

For ten years I have wandered
In this yellow desert sun
And though nobody follows
I still feel I'm on the run
I got to keep on movin'
Keep that devil off my trail
Been down so long, 'cause I been wrong
It seems I'm bound to fail

I'll see you again a little down that line
It may be a while, may be quite some time
I came to the end but it was hard to find
Left me broken, bruised, and blind

I had a troubled vision
So I know I'm on my way
My tongue is tied, but that's alright
I've got nothing to say
The sun is shining on my face
But my back's against the wall
If you can't give me what I want
I guess I'll take it all
Track Name: Crüzer
Can you see me babe
With that fog behind yo' eyes?
Come free me babe
Before I lay right down and die; lay right down and die

Are you afraid
That the price you paid is too high?
It's too late to save me
But I guess it won't hurt to try; guess it won't hurt to try

So do it for the pleasure
I do it for the thrill
It don't matter what you say
I ain't leavin' till I get my fill
I got a real bad habit
That I just can't seem to shake
Don't wanna hear about
All the mistakes that I've made

Tryin' to find a way
That I can keep on getting by
Listen what I say
Keep off that nine to five; make you lose your mind

See I've got it made
Seems I can't help but survive
Been runnin' late
But I can't wait to arrive; let me come inside

So do it for the pleasure
I do it for the thrill
It don't matter what you say
I ain't leavin' till I get my fill
I got a real bad habit
That I just can't seem to shake
Don't wanna hear about
All the mistakes that I've made
Track Name: Get Around
I met a man, he was the strangest friend
He helped me come in from the cold
No questions asked, for the time he passed
With the tales that he often told
It's hard to say how he made his way
On the road from town to town
But I know one thing for certain
That man could get around

Get around, get around

I met a girl from across the world
With kaleidoscopic eyes
She carried her past in a whiskey glass
And she wore a fake disguise
It's hard to say, but along the way
Her love I thought I'd found
And although I hate to say so
That girl could get around

Get around, get around

I met a child with an empty smile
And holes in both his hands
He told me that his uncle
Had devised a master plan
I followed him for several weeks
In spite of all the signs
And the only greeting I received
Was a shot between the eyes

Get around, get around
Track Name: Gasoline Love
Had me a woman
On the other side of town
She only seemed to love me
When I laid my money down
She took all of my silver
She took all of my gold
I had to send her packing
When she started on my soul

That no good woman
I can't quit thinking of
I caught on fire with her
Gasoline love

She bound me up in chains
And then she took my to the station
She told 'em I's the one to blame
For her sorry situation

That no good woman
I can't quit thinking of
I caught on fire with her
Gasoline love

Gasoline love, gasoline love

Got me a woman
She is so cold and mean
All I can find inside her eyes
Is a hard metallic glean
And so I wonder
How best to get away
She won't take my excuses
It don't matter what I say

That no good woman
I can't quit thinking of
I caught on fire with her
Gasoline love

Gasoline love, gasoline love
Track Name: Yolanda
I feel like something is watching me
'Cause when I close my eyes to sleep
Just when I think there's nothing there
I catch a glimpse of teeth or hair
Or hear a sound that surprises me
What could it be?

Yolanda
Yolanda
Yolanda
Get out of my yard

I wonder what makes her so frightening
Until I see Yolanda's green eyes
She's knockin' on my window
Burnin' down my door
The devil may be daunting, but Yolanda scares me more
She scares me more

Yolanda
Yolanda
Yolanda
Get out of my yard
Track Name: Midnight Rodeo
You tryin'a get up, you tryin'a get down
We'll play as long as you can move around
I'd tell you the truth, but I'd prob'ly be wrong
So you can stay inside or you can tag along

Let's take a ride
We can step outside
We might not make it home
Close your eyes
And hold your breath, whoa
Grab hold with all your fingers
'Cause I can't feel my toes
I'm feelin' fine I was next in line
On the midnight rodeo

A midnight rodeo
A moonlight rodeo
A midnight rodeo

Swimmin' upstream 'cause I got confused
I try to talk right but it's not use
Draw as fast as you want, 'cause I ain't scared
I try to go home but I get nowhere

Let's take a ride
We can step outside
We might not make it home
Close your eyes
And hold your breath, whoa
Grab hold with all your fingers
'Cause I can't feel my toes
I'm feelin' fine I was next in line
On the midnight rodeo

A midnight rodeo
A moonlight rodeo
A midnight rodeo
Track Name: Big Deal
Think of all my friends
I wonder where they go
Make believe when I pretend
Not to know
I'm hearing all the stations
Loud and clear
Setting off vibrations
In my ear

I don't need satisfaction
I just want a reaction

Climbing in the window
To open up the door
Throw away my blankets
Lay down on the floor

I don't need satisfaction
I just want a reaction

Watching all the faces
From behind
Running all my races
In rewind
Hiding all the traces
Of my mind

I don't need satisfaction
I just want a reaction
Track Name: Quinby Bennett
Hey (hey)
Ho (ho)

Quinby Bennett sailed the seas
For all his lonesome life
The bottle was his mistress
The ocean was his wife
When he ventured to the harbor
People came from all around
To tip their glass to Quinby
While he could still be found

Hey (hey)
Ho (ho)

He set out for the islands
But was caught up in the storm
His ship was found weeks later
When it washed up on the shore
We combed the Captain's quarters
But we couldn't seem to find
Quinby or his bottles
All else was left behind

Hey (hey)
Ho (ho)
Quinby where'd you go?

Quinby, what should I think?
Did you make it safe, or did you drown in the drink?
Quinby, are you still around?
I know you're lost, but can you be found?
Quinby, are your bottles full?
Did you get sucked under by the current's pull?
Did you find your home on the ocean floor?
Did you get your fill or do you still want more?

Quinby
Where did you go?
Quinby
Well I don't know
Quinby
Where did you go?
Quinby!
Track Name: Baby, What's Your Sign
Ashamed
And I've been abused
I quit my day job yesterday
'Cause I just don't see the use
C'mon won't you tell me girl

Baby, what's your sign?

I've been blamed
With no excuse
Ten years up on Shakedown Street
Baby I was born to lose
But c'mon won't you tell me girl

Baby, what's your sign?

La Grange
Playin' on that box
Got to keep on truckin'
Through the day
I'll have one more on the rocks
C'mon won't you tell me girl

Baby, what's your sign?

So listen
To what I tell
I don't have much
For lookin', babe
But I can love you pretty well
So c'mon won't you tell me girl

Baby, what's your sign?
Track Name: Backporch Blues
That ghost inside my mirror
Wastin' all my time
My woman says she's worried
But I know she'll be alright
'Cause I've been sittin' on my back porch, baby
Tryin' to find a light
'Cause things keep getting stranger
And there ain't no end in sight

The nightmares keep on comin'
I can't barely think
I'm feeling kinda thirsty
Think I'll have myself a drink
Yes I've been sittin' on my back porch, baby
Tryin' to feel alright
If there ain't no truth in action
Am I wrong or right?
Track Name: Al Gonquin
I wake up every morning at the break of day
With a song stuck in my head
Makes me wanna question every word I say
Every thing I've left unsaid

But why should I
Why should I wait?
We all get by
It'll be alright, some way
Some way

But I can't find the right words to say
For some reason, it's hard to explain

The telephone is ringing but there's no one there
I think I'm too far underground
My eyes are blind, my mind is fried
My ears can't hear a sound

A premonition, superstition
No matter what they say
My friends and I
We'll be alright, some way
Some way

But I can't find the right words to say
For some reason, it's hard to explain