Jukebox Drawl

by The Atomic Atoms

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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 - www.theatomicatoms.com

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The Atomic Atoms Cincinnati, Ohio

Adam Singer and Tommy Cappel met at a Cincinnati hole-in-the-wall called Boswell Alley once upon an open-mic night. The result; The Atomic Atoms. An eclectic, high energy band with a fun genre-hopping style.

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Track Name: After You, After Me
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)
Track Name: Philosophers
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
Track Name: Doc Holliday
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
Track Name: The Rise and Fall of Kara's Scene
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.
Track Name: One for Me
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
Track Name: Sarah Miller for Dummies
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?
Track Name: On the Border
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.
Track Name: For the Brats (Roll)
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
Track Name: Autumn of Affection
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
Track Name: Movin'
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