TALL CANS & LOOSE ENDS

by GET DEAD

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1.
KEROUAC'S TEETH On the road like Kerouac, packed in a van full of Bukowski's In the desert in November, there's so much out there I'd like to see But the silence in the canyon, feels just fine with electricity And in this harsh environment well, even the devil gets his sympathies So I dig on down into the dirt, Past the surface, and the hurt, just to see what we've been building on Past the love regret and fire, childish dreams and downward spirals Then all I found was, were these songs Just old songs, they're never quite right but they're never quite wrong Old songs, just old songs They might lead you astray or they might just lead you home And the city lights and stars just fight, so in the dark is where I'd rather be Far away from all the left and the right wing televised tragedy And it's easy not to pick a side, when it's just all a compromise to me But ain't it all just a fucking lie, when you come to find they put a price on free So I dig on down into the dirt,­ Past the surface, and the hurt, just to see what we've been building on Past the love regret and fire, childish dreams and downward spirals Then all I found was, were these songs Just old songs, they're never quite right but they're never quite wrong Old songs, just old songs They might lead you astray or they might just lead you home We’re throwing grenades in small spaces just to save face for an argument But it's all just a brass polish on a sinking ship the point has missed my friends And I've been holding my breath for longer than I'd like to state So I exhale a bitter smoke of just about well everything. So I dig on down into the dirt, Past the surface and the hurt, just to see what we've been building on Past the love regret and fire, childish dreams and downward spirals Then all I found was, were these songs Just old songs, they're never quite right but they're never quite wrong Old songs, just old songs They might lead you astray or they might just lead you home All these old songs
2.
03:46
ESCAPE PLAN Executing an escape, plans set in motion I’m gonna run out this place, as if a tidal wave was about to crash on me So stupid mistakes, so easy to make You just push when you pull, get comfortable hiding inside that poison bottle Just get over it, when your eyes roll back inside your head Forget the hesitation, some time for contemplation Doesn’t matter when your dead So no, we’re just gonna go We don’t need that poison that you shove down their throats No, we’re just gonna go We’re just gonna getaway from here to get somewhere Oh no One more imperial, fleeting emotions You just force it against your will, swallow down that pill of blind devotion This place has seen the change, in just about everything From the truth to the lies that you tell yourself, to the folding hand that dealers dealt You just can’t win this game Watch it all slip away Watch the colors turn from black to grey Running out of possibilities in the tragic state of anything Leftover from what they didn’t take So no, we’re just gonna go We don’t need that poison that they shove down their throats No, we’re just gonna go We’re just gonna getaway from here to get somewhere Oh no
3.
THIS ONE'S FOR JOHNNY Lets all dance, lets all drink Throw our hands up and we'll sing Together one time, before we go Let's make these more than songs Let's make this more than another show For all the broken hearts For all the lost souls For all the stress and time, spent out on the road The forty hour work week it seems, to grab us by the throats So take a look around We are all the same Problems and pain We are all the same Let it bleed or leave it be like everything Just hold on long enough, to feel some honesty Find the one reason, to not let go Grit them teeth get those scars, hold your head up in those bars But we'll come and go again, there's always broken hearts Just find one reason, to not let go So take a look around We are all the same Problems and pain You're waking up, it's coming down Gotta go now, I'll see you round Been gone so long, next town is home Wasting away, it's the way it goes It's the way it goes, the way it goes.
4.
02:49
FUCK YOU They told me to stop my drinking They told me no more women or booze They told me no more late nights of cocaine Well I had to tell them fuck you And I’ve had my share of hard times and hand cuffs Drunk tanks, court dates and county blues And I’ve started more bar fights than I’ve finished But they all started with a fuck you Well I don’t give a god damn if this life leads us to hell I don’t give a shit if you don’t like what we do I got my friends and good times and that California sunshine You can have the rest plus fuck you And I fall out of love just as quick as I fall in My broken heart is covered in tattoos And the girls think I’m cute on the weekends But when Monday comes around and they tell me fuck you And our tour van is just a rolling felony Percocets, Oxys, and mushrooms But when we get pulled over by the god damn police We say well officer fuck you Well I don’t give a god damn if this life leads us to hell I don’t give a shit if you don’t like what we do I got my friends and good times and that California sunshine You can have the rest plus fuck you
5.
03:01
I’m having trouble with my breathing Can’t seem to get air in these lungs Waiting for reasons, they never come This place is so unforgiving, unrelenting, reaction Battle lines, loss of patience Changing of the tide, eyes cold and vacant BATTLE LINES White lines over, pointless conversation This razor moves slow and adjacent This heart wants to stop it’s beatings Exposed bruised and bleeding Waiting for nothing, nothing ever comes I’m having trouble with my breathing Can’t seem to get air in these lungs, unrelenting reaction Battle lines, loss of patience Changing of the tide, eyes cold and naked White lines over, pointless conversation This razor moves slow and adjacent Battle lines, loss of patience Changing of the tide, eyes cold and naked White lines over, pointless conversation This razor moves slow and adjacent
6.
03:48
ROSEBUD Build it up and take it to the streets Because if it can’t be seen what does it mean If it can’t stand upright alone Watch it fall down, hang your head back home But chances are that someone gives a damn And that will validate your sweat; every songs for them But by all means keep this from your head Because things you say become what you said And don’t forget why you came to play Take the first slot and don’t get paid But if there’s one thing with which you should walk away Is what will set you apart - drive far away and play Then stick around and meet the other bands Because here’s the situation as it stands They will need a place to stay on tour So they will give you drink and let you sleep on their floor And at some shows they will be the crowd So when they are finished sing your praise out loud And in the end you will have a friend Because you’ve sweat it out just like them So when times get tough and you need a place to stay Just get back in the van and drive far away and play There we were standing around We had not much to say; our eyes were on the ground We were broke and we had our own problems But our choices were to drive or hit rock bottom Reluctantly we climbed back in the van No one said a word as we left San Fran The tire hum made our burdens slip away And we were so free because we were far away
7.
03:40
LEAD FOOT I put my foot on the gas, like a pin to the page Sorting out all the facts to escape from this place, I need a reason to try We all shake, so violently Separated from the sea, getting lost in this bottle tonight Tonight, tonight Keep your foot of the brakes, keep your fears to yourself Because they’re all on the take, and they’re pedaling hell How’d we end up here Well god speed, through these bloody seas I’m holding the line, my life in black and white whats becoming of me I got a ticket on an out bound train And I don’t know if I’ll see you again, well What I’m trying to say, is it’s just not the same here This place has changed and so have I So I’ll hold on to memories of me and you Let’s save goodbyes for another time, time As we accelerate, through these dire straits Money ain’t for nothing, hearts were meant to be broken, at least the streets are for free And we celebrate, we hit the lottery Got some beers that are cold, a never ending road, a permanent vacation I got a ticket for an out bound train And I don’t know if I’ll see you again, well What I’m trying to say, is it’s just not the same here This place has changed and so have I So I’ll hold on to memories of me and you Let’s save goodbyes for another time, time I’m leaving town on an out bound train and I don’t know if I’ll see you again What I’m trying to say, is it’s just not the same here This place has changed and so have I So I’ll hold on to memories of me and you Let’s save goodbyes for another time, time For another time
8.
02:24
HANG ON I guess I never thought I’d end up this way Living in the big city with a hundred and one fucking bills to pay The days keep coming and the nights they do follow We ease the ride with the colorful pills that we swallow Hang on tight tonight One of these days we’re bound to get it right We play the game because we want to win the prize It all seems fun and fair until something inside of us dies We look around but it’s not what we expected to see Luck is struck for everyone baby but you and me Hang on tight tonight Because one of these days we’re bound to get it right
9.
SHOOTIN THE MOON And I’m moving everyday, close to a shallow grave There’s no souls in this place because they’ve all made their escape With a cup of blood on ice and a coffin nail in tow I’m ready to pay that price to that old man down below And I’m moving down and hitting the road Just shooting holes in the moon With an old black car and gun in my hand running out of room And I know no other way, so this close I stay I move on down into the fire, until I hear him say I let go And I broke her poor heart for reasons no one knows But I meant every word I said like a screaming crow The whiskey on my breath lets her know this is good bye And by the looks of me right now I hope she knows why And I’m kicking up dust out of habitjust to see which way she went I got dirt in my eyes when all I gotta do is watch my step And I know no other way, so this course I stay I move on down into the fire, until I hear him say I let go And I’m moving everyday, close to a shallow grave There’s no souls in this place because they’ve all made their escape With a cup of blood on ice and a coffin nail in tow I’m ready to pay that price to that old man down below And I let go Well I let go I let go
10.
02:50
NO HIGH ROAD I think we’re on the brink of a complete break down, annihilation Whoa god it’s such a mess but I know, but I know So hard to turn all of these good times away So we shift, and we take, and we build then we break this life’s so hard to take Can’t stand the looks of the faces, waiting for nothing complacent I’ll be as calm as a bomb, go off and get gone, follow the sun, leaving only the tracers So what would you have me do from here Stay and waste or let me go By now you know there is no changing No salvation, there is no hope It's been a long day, living life the wrong way,well what you want me to say Fall down to come up, where enough is too much, and there’s always hell to pay And we all get tired of moving back from the flames Get quick, or die fast, move on and move past Slowly fade away So what would you have me do from here Stay and waste or let me go By now you know, there is no changing There’s no salvation, there is no hope So what would you have me do from here By now you know, there is no changing No salvation, there is no hope Stay and waste or let me go By now you know, there is no changing No salvation, there is no hope
11.
04:12
101 And we packed up our bags in the middle of the day Cracked my first smile in a long time and I watched that motel fade 101 South bound to that 156 try and build a stable life on the fault line of San Andreas She held back her tears the best a mother can And I tried to keep my head up and be a family man With no direction or a place to call a home Well that 101 can turn into an endless road And we drove, together through the night And we’d never know, how far we’d have to drive Just looking out dirty windows, just watching that world go by My god how we’d drive The road grew weary in the Fall of ‘96 So I left my mom and that old Ford and tried to be a kid I went out on my own tried to find a better way But you can fight those good intentions but you can’t make em stay And a man tried to kill me one hot August night That man wasn’t quick enough and he fell on his own knife Now the police are on my trail with a trial date in mind So I got back in that old Ford and I took myself a drive And I drove on through the night And I’d never know, how far I’d have to drive Just looking out dirty windows, just watching that world go by My god how I’d drive So I got on up, out that little town I got myself a little wife and I tried to settle down I got a job in the city, hell even wore myself a tie Worked my fingers to the bone every day, tried to come home every night Man its hard to sleep when the 101 do call And one day I came home to, well nothing at all Just a note that read, you gotta do what inside So I got back in that old Ford and I took myself a drive And I drove on through the night And I never know, how far I’d have to drive Just looking out dirty windows, just watching that world go by My god how I’d drive
12.
02:34
RATTLE SNAKE And the animals are loose on the road where bottles don’t tip so slow Horizons covered in diamonds again Smoke ridden old vagabonds Conversate about their loose ends My friend this is a curtain call And I’m not sure we can take ‘em all But god knows there’s enough of us to fight So hold me close don’t close your eyes Now we watch the hold world die, one thousand times Inside these tattered lines Smash your teeth against your lips Inside insights intelligence, place is so strange, yet easy to reside Blisters on apocalypse,irrelevantirrelevance , holding so much, deep inside Rideuntil the night still slips and the next day break grips, broke that will shatter time Hope your happy now you’re gone, know they got a smile on, soft love Way out there through tattered lines Of these tattered lines About these tattered lines Of these tattered lines

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Tall Cans & Loose Ends, Get Dead's 2nd Acoustic Album and 4th release 2012.
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released March 25, 2012

Recorded, Engineered and Produced by Josh Garcia and Get Dead at Frequency Labs. Mastered by Jaime McMann at Motor Sutdios.

Lead Vocals: Sam King
Guitars: Mike McGuire and Moki
Bass: Tim Mehew
Drums: Scott Powell

Guest Musicians:
Percussion: Josh Garcia
Banjo, Glockenspiel, Accordion, Mandolin & vocals: Miles Peck
Banjo and Upright Bass: Joe Raposo
Horns: Adam Theis
Cello: Todd Morgan

Sleeve Art, Design and Photography By Lindsey Lutts.
Cover Model: Ariel Schneider

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GET DEAD San Francisco, California

GET DEAD are a punk band from San Francisco, CA. Brought together by their appeal for punkrock & joy of acoustic impurities. They continue to bring their debaucherous music to all towns, events, venues and fans that will tolerate them, baptize them in beer and indulge in after hours dance parties with maximum bubbles. ... more

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