Jukebox Drawl

by The Atomic Atoms

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1.
Lord, they're comin' after me I gunned him down in Sante Fe Don't nothin' seem to go my way I drew an Ace and he pulled a knife and now I'm runnin' for my life 'cause they're comin' after me Baby, I'm just passin' through you've got a long life left ahead of you Be mindful of what your Mama said You're a pistol now but you'll wind up dead and they're comin' after me Maybe I could stick around if you could make it worth my while somehow Or maybe we could just blow this scene and you could run away with me? Now she's comin' after me always comin' she's comin' after me. In an airplane she's comin' after me... on a pogo stick she's comin' after me... in a golf cart she's comin' after me... (etc. transportation)
2.
01:48
I could learn a lot from her and she could learn from me we could be philosophers; agree to disagree spend most every night just holding hands and settin' suns for now she's just a dream my wedded one sittin' 'round the campfire; pass that axe and sing along wakin' up with big headaches; small price we pay for fun I could learn a lot from her and she could learn from me we could be philosophers; agree to disagree spend most every night just holding hands and settin' suns for now she's just a dream that gets better she slipped away and I seen that I let her and now she's just a dream my wedded one
3.
04:36
I've never felt so flattered and defiled I've never been more like a hapless child What will you do when my thoughts aren't yours to mine? What will you do when I'm coming up, coming up from behind? Oh-ho baby you can't erase me Oh-ho baby you ain't no daisy at all Did you really figure me to be so weak? Did you really think that I'd already peaked? Don't you know by now, baby, I'm in this blow by blow Can't you see the wolves, honey? Their paws are trackin' blood out in the snow Oh-ho baby you can't even phase me Oh-ho baby you ain't no daisy at all Oh Johnny you're just strung up so damn tight Probably all that dust in your nose tonight Johnny two types of people you don't see so clearly Oh and one of them is you Johnny, the other one that's me Oh-ho baby you can't replace me Oh-ho baby you ain't no daisy Oh-ho baby you ain't no daisy at all
4.
Kara was the one who dreamed of bright lights, a homespun girl of auburn hair She was surrounded by a crowd of mile-long stares and her blue eyes never fit in there She was too caustic for the crows and cows and corn All over town the girl was known to raise alarms and we were part of Kara's scene Sighing every time that Kara screamed: "I've been waiting all my life for this to come through and I'll be good and damned if I have something to prove" She hitched the first plane on the tarmac pointed toward Californ-i-a "You've got the knack don't want you ever lookin' back" was all her mother had to say When she made ground she drowned in lights and sights and sound She was ignited by the sunlight in this Hollywood town and we were part of Kara's scene Sighing every time that Kara screamed: "I've been waiting all my life for this to come through and I'll be good and damned if I have something to prove" She took the whole world by surprise A true to life fairy tale it seemed Her warmth was spreading far and wide from every side, the vixen of every young man's dreams The papers read: This world has finally found a star worthy of raising up above the earthen scar and we're all part of Kara's scene Sighing every time that Kara screams: "I've been waiting all my life for this to come through and I'll be good and damned if I have something to prove" When she was found face-down; extinguished the culprit had already taken flight They caught his ass and took him to task he said "it's what was asked Allow me to set your story right. See, all my life I've waited patient for this day I met the need so our legacy is now surely saved. Do you think she'd rather to burn out or to fade away?" Yeah, he was part of Kara's scene Sighing every time that Kara screamed. "I've been waiting all my life for this to come through and I'll be good and damned if I have something to prove" And I'll be good and damned if I I'll be good and damned if I I'll be good and damned if I have something to prove.
5.
02:10
I will learn your name believe me but it might take some time you see it's off you it's all on me 'cause you are the one for me names and facts they cloud my mind i'd be on nine if you were mine consider this and please agree that you are the one for me sunshine send your light down shine down on you and me now just once let me lie down with you and breathe I've settled down with girls before but you're more what I'm lookin' for I ain't lookin' anymore 'cause I found the one for me I've been with dumb ones and some smart ones selfless and some selfish ones ones that one could only love once but you ain't a-one of them ones sunshine send your light down shine down on you and me now just once let me lie down with you and breathe
6.
Hello again. You're such a tease. I beg like the dog that I was every time you show up in my dreams twice a week. You invite me in. into your space. Ask me to dine you, to tell you I love you, then push it all back in my face. Well they don't sell Sara Miller for Dummies at stores. There's no way to unravel the maze at her core. Still, I'm not giving up. I just ain't sure if I'd ever figure her out. Will I ever figure her out? I'm lost in your subtlety. You pull me in tight with your kiss then you clench up your fist and you burn and retreat Well they don't sell Sara Miller for Dummies at stores. There's no pdf manual that I could afford Still, I'm not giving up. I just ain't sure if I'd ever figure her out. Will I ever figure her out?
7.
I'm on the border of cavin' in I don't need a savior, all I need is a damn good friend which leaves me wonderin' where all my friends have gone they disappear so fast, like a lightnin' flash I guess "forever" don't last so long as it used to Oh but I've heard this sort of thing just goes around So I don't let none of that noise bring me down 'cause we've got a ticket to ride so meet me on the corner of the other side I'll be scarce but I won't be hard to find and you know you'll always be on my mind Baby, I'm leavin' leavin' this town by the time you take the chance to state your case I'll be ten feet underground So I'll pack my suitcase full of whiskey and wine I may not reinvent the standard of a rock bottom drunk but babe I aim to toe that line and oh those thigh high stilleto's they look might fine hmm but I ain't gonna waste this precious time 'cause we've got this ticket to life so meet me on the corner of the other side I'll be scarce but I won't be hard to find and you know you'll always be on my mind yeah, you know you'll always be on my mind.
8.
It's been a long time since I looked backwards and I'm-a tell my tale in no matter of fact words Some plot is maybe gonna make its way through So let's chart our course for the calmer waters see you can't start a prayer without Our Father ...who had a baby boy back in one-nine-eight and two Now daddy was a rolling stone, he was a man of God but man he was a soldier Filled up some mighty big damn boots And my momma she was a shining beacon, she would hold us tight when time got fleetin' and we all knew what we had to do 'cause they just say "hey-o it's time to roll" and we's got t' roll And this lonely life was all we ever knew So now take two; I'm turning ten I'm all by myself, all alone again just me and the ever-present boxes in my room And the irony of my lonely party is I never did prefer the company of heartache just as soon build the walls of my own tomb 'cause you see friends say "come" and friends say "go" and they would disappear before you know so getting attached, for me, it never was of no use So I would say "my name's addamn I'm from nowhere midwest nowhere; got no home there but I'd like to think that I'm going somewhere if'n it's all the same" to you I just say "hey-o it's time to roll" and so we got t' roll And this lonely life was all we ever knew Well I never thought I'd make my way to seventeen though in retrospect it wasn't as difficult as it seemed I'd finally built a troop but I never did figure I'd be able to keep 'em And let me tell you now that all that shit that we done did I wouldn't give one red cent to do it again Man, them days are dead and gone and they ain't comin' back Oh no, no, but we got down and we aimed high We owned them streets in the night time sky talkin' lock-step dropping oh-my-my my-my And we was gonna live for the moment and die by the sword then we burned them bridges with no regard but we held on fast to that final chord I said we held on fast to that final chord like give me one last chance to get; get me some more It wasn't staple shit we went for something more and we felt that beat from the call to the gate with all four on the floor we said "hey-o it's time to roll" so we got t' roll And this lonely life was all we ever knew At twenty-five years I knew I knew my station and I reserve the right to no reservations but believe me when I say I never knew that I'd know you and all God's children say "hey-o it's time to roll" so we got t' roll
9.
jack said it was easy the voices were so loud maybe she's teasing everyone's so proud the view was amazing they talked for a good hour until all the leaves changed then they made some new sound in the autumn of affection with the winter coming soon and if you hold onto me, I'm gonna hold on to you in the autumn of affection in the autumn of the music was starting so everyone knows now they all got here some way we all got here some how the myth escalated the symphony toned out jack was erasing the words from his own mouth in the autumn of affection with the winter coming soon and if you hold onto me, I'm gonna hold on to you in the autumn of affection in the autumn of something was changing the chamber was sold out caskets were rolled in and flesh and blood in the autumn of affection with the winter coming soon and if you hold onto me, I'm gonna hold on to you in the autumn of affect-io-o-o-on
10.
04:16
If I keep movin' I'll be alright no rest for the weary tonight I push that pedal 'til I hit one-oh-five I'm more than willing just to cross that line I'll keep my eyes wide, I'll make good time And I'll keep my heart ready tonight no rest for the weary tonight 'cause if I keep movin' I'll be alright no rest for the weary tonight I catch my friends from the corners of my eyes you know in no time flat I'm gonna wave another goodbye It's all I've done my whole damn life So I'll keep my heart ready tonight no rest for the weary tonight 'cause if I keep movin' I'll be alright no rest for the weary tonight and again (so I've been listening a lot lately to a lot of Rancid and a lot of Leadbelly. And I've been finding that somewhere betwixt the two, and nary the twain shall meet, you'll find yourself a bit of Bob Dylan... and uhhh... that fella from the Velvet Underground, what's that guys name again? It's uh, uh... Lou Reed... yeah.)-insert other random nonsense analogies that are too vague to be understood- and we may get a little bit of dancin' in get a little sideways romancin' in Help me drink another fifth of whiskey, another pint of gin and you ain't never gonna never gonna see me again 'cause tonight I'm goin' bye bye-bye-bye we're in the pipe five-by-five If I keep movin' I'll be alright

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released April 5, 2012

Atomic Adam - Vocals and rhythm guitar
Tommy Cappel - Bass guitar, rhythm guitar, and keys
Abby Belle - Vocals
Jeremy Smart - Lead and slide guitar
Stephen Buttree - Sax and keys
Jay$ Baskette - Drums (tracks 1, 4, 7, 8, 9)
Mark Becknell - Drums (tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 10)

Songs written by Adam Singer with the exception of: Track 2 and 5 - Cappel, Track 6 - Cappel/Singer
All tracks recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tommy Cappel - www.cappelrecordingstudio.com
Artwork by Alicia Mallory | Atom Symbol by Lech Kazmirski
Photo by Susan Keller Photography - www.facebook.com/susankphoto
© 2012 The Atomic Atoms

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The Atomic Atoms Cincinnati, Ohio

The Atomic Atoms (Adam Singer and Tommy Cappel) are a stupid band with a stupid name that writes stupid songs.
We don’t play shows. We barely, if ever, promote ourselves. We are so ‘Indy’ we aren’t sure if -we- have even heard of us. It’s sure to go over like a lead zeppelin.
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