Stealin' the Show

by Greasy Spoons

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After playing music at boomingly obnoxious volumes for almost a decade, Brian and Sean decided to turn it down. That doesn't mean you still shouldn't turn it up!

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released 18 December 2013

Brian King - Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, and Assorted Strings
Sean Pullin - Upright Bass, Hand Claps, Background Vocals

Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Peter Duff at The Grey Brick Recording Studio - thegreybrickrecordingstudio@gmail.com

Artwork By Leonardo da Vinci and Friends

All songs written by Brian King with Sean Pullin on Bass

Contact - GreasySpoonsTunes@gmail.com
Facebook - facebook.com/theGreaySpoons

© 2013 Greasy Spoons

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Track Name: Lazy Day
Lazy Day

The sunshine woke me at half-past eight
Birds were singin’ loud about the beautiful day
So much fun to be had, nothing stood in my way
Until I started feelin’ lazy
Oh 1 step, 2 step, 3 step, 4
Why’s it so hard to get out that door?
The sun’s so bright it might burn my head
I think I better go back to bed
Singin’ 4 step, 3 step, 2 step, 1
I bet they’re all havin’ fun

Right around noon I heard the doorbell ring
Neighbor shoutin’ ‘bout the most remarkable scene
He said “Hurry my friend, and come with me
You won’t believe what you see”
So 1 step, 2 step, 3 step, 4
Why’s it so hard to get out that door?
Such excitement might make me faint
I think I’d better wait
Singin’ 4 step, 3 step, 2 step, 1
I bet they’re all havin’ fun

The girl of my dreams, sweet as apple pie
Called me on the phone about a quarter-to-five
Said “Boy I want to marry you, that ain’t no lie
Come and get me, don’t be shy
So 1 step, 2 step, 3 step, 4
Why’s it so hard to get out that door?
She’ll probably change her mind by the time I arrive
I think I’d better stay inside
Singin’ 4 step, 3 step, 2 step, 1
I bet they’re all havin’ fun

I was gonna plant a garden, I was gonna learn to paint
I could’ve writ’ a novel, seen a play
I could’ve traveled, seen the world, gone searching for my fate
Instead I had myself a lazy day

4 step, 3 step, 2 step, 1
I bet they’re all havin’ fun
Track Name: Two Days
Two Days

I need a break to clear my head
Each time I feel that hook release
You reel me right back in
My head is spinnin’ and my eyeball’s twitchin’
Got a big dumb smile like a jack-o-lantern grinnin’
On a fence post wonderin’ in the middle of July
When did my time pass me by?

Just give me two days to make things right
One to help me find the words
Next one to recite
Two days to think things through
First one to convince myself that the second I’m runnin’
Far away from you

I need a drink; wanna feel that burn
If I don’t remember leaving there’s less chance that I return
You got me locked up, wrapped tight
Bound down like the sun in the dead of night
When you fool me once it cuts me twice
That’s why you hear me cryin’...

Just give me two days to make things right
One to gather gasoline
The next one to ignite
Two days to find my way
First day to catch my breath
And the second one to blow you away

You know the beat drops forever when the drum splits down the center
Psycho dancin’ to the absent sound
And if my headstone resembles
The soul it shadows over
It’ll be cracked before it hits the ground
Just give me two days
Please won’t you give me just two days out of my life?

Two days to make things right
One to help me find the words
Next one to incite
Two days think things through
First day to convince myself
Yeah first day to make certain that
The second I’m runnin’ far away from you
Track Name: Ode To Carpet
Ode to Carpet

I’ve got carpet under my roof
Between the walls
Reminds me every time I’m upside down
And softens the blow when I forget
Yeah when I fall up to the ground
Gas in my tank
Food on the shelf
I eat my blessings without wiping my mouth
I know it’s a crime if I complain

But still I feel my mind comin’ apart at the seams
The last thing left I need eludes me

Would you find me a shoulder to lay my head?
I’d trade in everything I’ve got
I know I have two of my own
But neither quite reach
The hole where my worries keep slippin’ out

Sometimes I get marbles stuck in my teeth
They rattle my brain
I guess it’s no wonder people think I’m
Incapable of speakin’ for myself
Without them all spilling to the ground
Where lucky me I’ve got carpet under my feet
A shirt on my back
And so far all my bits and pieces intact
I know it’s a crime if I complain

But still I feel my mind comin’ apart at the seams
That last thing left I need eludes me

Would you find me a shoulder to lay my head?
I’d trade in everything I’ve got
I know I have two of my own
But neither quite reach
The hole where my worries keep slippin’ out
Track Name: Sunglasses
Sunglasses

Nice reputations, bad inclinations
Tip-toe’n that tangled line
Roses turn red and it’s off with her head
A curse behind every smile
When a beautiful day makes you cower away and hide

You’ve got the sick of it all blues
Can’t take any more good news
And you don’t know why
But you’ve got to get that sunshine out of your eyes

It might sound funny
But you can’t appreciate the sweetest honey
Til you taste a bitter lie
The blues is ringin’ in your soul
While carolers are at your door
Where harmonies are shot and swept aside
When every happy ending makes you grit your teeth
And angrily decry

You’ve got the sick of it all blues
Can’t take any more good news
And you don’t know why
But you’ve got to get that sunshine out of your eyes

When a beautiful day makes you cower away and hide
You’ve got the sick of it all blues
Can’t take any more good news
And you don’t know why
But you’ve got to get that sunshine out of your eyes
Track Name: Barricade
Barricade

To this endless lonesome road I say goodbye
It’s taken all my life
But I can finally leave you behind
It’d be a lie if I told you I’m not scared
Of where I plan to go
But if you love me at all please don’t ever welcome me home

Shut me out should I return
Barricade me upon my return

To the boundless starlit sky I say hello
It’s taken all my strength to come find you
And now I’m on my own
My feet ache and I’m feeling oh so alone
My heart just might explode
But however I cry please don’t ever send me back home

To this endless lonesome road I say farewell
My future’s now unpaved and I thank you
For giving up the wheel
It’d be a shame if I traveled all these miles
Just to turn back now
So if you love me at all please don’t ever answer my call

Shut me out should I return
Barricade me upon my return
Shut me out should I return
Set up a barricade upon my return
Track Name: Sound Sleepin'
Sound Sleepin’

I’ve got lost time stickin’ like sand between my toes
The more I try to run it down
The more the pile grows
It’s really quite redundant chasing last night with tomorrow
Cuz yesterday ain’t ever gonna change

Sleep is never lost, just gets misplaced for a while
Winds up turnin’ up whether or you want it to
But I ain’t in a hurry to replace it when it’s gone
Cuz I know soon at the end of the road, sleepin’;
Sound sleepin’ - it’s all I’ll know

Ain’t no use in tryin’ to stay awake, oh no
When they lay me down to rest
Won’t be in my Sunday best
Just tuck me in
Keep me warm
I’m gonna be sound sleepin’
Evermore

Said I ain’t in a hurry to replace it when it’s gone
Cuz I know soon at the end of the road, sleepin’;
Sound sleepin’ - it’s all I’ll know

Ain’t no use in tryin’ to stay awake
Just tuck me in
Keep me warm
I’m gonna be sound sleepin’
Evermore

Will I be…
I said will I be…
Evermore?
Track Name: Dancin' With A Stranger
Dancin’ With a Stranger

Floatin’ down the sidewalk
The moon in my hair
Solo one Saturday night
Til’ somehow that magic midnight air
Caught me dancin’ with a stranger
Through Washington Square

Twirlin’ and a-swingin’
Dippin’ and a-singin’
Strings drapin’ down from the stars
Midnight’ll leave ya gaspin’ for air
When you’re dancin’ with a stranger
Through Washington Square

Oh our footwork does the talkin’
As butterflies swirl
And elation radiates
I surrender my heart
Though I don’t even know her name

And we’re twirlin’ and a-swingin’
Dippin’ and a-singin’
Won’t the morning drift further away?
Cuz there’s somethin’ about that midnight air
Midnight left me gaspin’ for air
Something about that midnight air
Left me dancin’ with a stranger
Through Washington Square
Track Name: Hangman
Hangman

Oh the shivers keep me company
As I wait in solitude
I can’t give back what I stole
Now in the hole I left resides my doom

This fate I dug myself
And deserve every inch that I’ve sown
Now it’s time to meet the hangman

Undivided attention swallows me
As my head circles through
Past mistakes collecting dust
Unaltered by my current point of view

This fate I dug myself
And deserve every inch that I’ve sown
Now it’s time to meet the

Hangman
My time has surely come
The grip of death beyond your thumb
Don’t let them look me in the -
I don’t want to have to say good-
Buy my love a diamond -
Ring the chapel bells yeah let them sing
About the wedding gown I’ll never -
See me at the gallows’ end tonight

Rewind, step in line
Close my eyes, go back in time
Mend the wounds before the scars appear
Start fresh, do everything
I dreamt about before my dreams were swept away
Stripped away
Before I threw them all away

Now it’s time to meet the

Hangman
My time has surely come
The grip of death beyond your thumb
Don’t let them look me in the -
I don’t want to have to say good-
Buy my love a diamond -
Ring the chapel bells yeah let them sing
About the wedding gown I’ll never -
See me at the gallows’ end tonight

Oh all the world I’ve never seen
Lies in the bucket underneath my -
Feet are numb but still I feel
The chill as life escapes my seal
So tell the wife I’ll never know
I would’ve loved to meet her ‘fore I go
To find the gallows’ end
You’ll see me at the gallows’ end
Tonight
Track Name: Worthless
Worthless

Somebody’s great grandad, when he was able
Built a table with his own two hands
He said “I don’t give a holler how pretty she looks
As long as when I sit she stands”
For many fine years it was part of the home
Til that old man found peace in the ground
But it never stopped standing
It wouldn’t stop standing around

Years passed, the house it sold
One day that table found itself in the yard
With a note that read
“Free of charge
If you’ll just get it off my lawn”

People called it worthless
Pathetic, ugly and weak
But that table kept on standing proud
It wouldn’t stop standing around

Decades flew by as wood chipped and paint faded
Only darkness had that table been in
Buried in garages, old basements, sheds and storage
Never kept where it’d be seen
It’d been left in the street, even sent to the dump
But somehow each time it was found
But some keen eye who thought
that ugly thing should keep on standing around

More years passed, now a century old
It found itself in a swanky boutique
With a note that read
“Not for sale
Unless your pockets run incredibly deep”

People used to call it worthless
Pathetic, ugly and weak
Til it stood so long
It lived to see the day
It became a priceless antique

I’m a man who’s been called worthless
Pathetic, ugly and weak
But I’ll just keep on standing
Countin’ the days
Til I become a priceless antique
Track Name: Used To It
Used to It

The doctor told the boy “Son you’re bound to go blind
Down the road the devil’ gonna take your sight”
So he closed his eyes tight and felt his way down the hall
And said “I might as well get used to it now”

Well the doc came back and said “It’s time for a talk
One day you’ll find your legs no longer able to walk”
So he kicked off his shoes and crawled into bed
And said “I might as well get used to it now”

Now the doctor shook his head, and he said with a sigh
“Son I fear it looks like some day you might die”
So he lie on his back and pulled the sheets head-high
And said “I might as well get used to it now”

Momma came in, said “Enough is enough
Your bones are still strong, and your eyes are still young
Now get out of bed, you’ve got livin’ to do
You better make the most of it now
Yeah you’d better make the most of it now, while you can
Cuz you’ll never get used to it”
Track Name: Right Here
Right Here

Every time I step on toes I lose my balance
And when I try to pull a leg I wind up getting kicked
If I were to lose my head it’d surely go unnoticed
An unrequited song and dance in a parlor room

I may not be much in the way of stealin’ the show
But I’m right here
So you know

Every time you crack a joke it brings the house down
And when you chance to play with fire you get perfectly lit
You’re the life of a royal ball without an invitation
And if you were to hold your breath the world be still

I may not be much in the way of stealin’ the show
While you’ve got the touch to raise a garden from the snow
But you’re right here
This I know

I may not be much in the way of stealin’ the show
While you’ve got the touch to raise a garden from the snow
How curious the thought, what diametric hearts bestow
But we’re right here
This we know
Track Name: Medusa's Gone
Medusa’s Gone

Say hey as you’re passin’ by
Say hey to your neighbors if they catch your eye
Show some teeth
Let ‘em underneath the view
Say hello with your hand
Might even pass as goodbye
Doesn’t make a difference as long as you try
To say hey

One big smile before crossed paths expire
Can keep you company throughout the day
And every last one of us
Save for some maladjusted
Psycho-killer types to avoid
Would be delighted just to hear the way you….

Say hey as you’re passin’ through
Say hola, ciao, comment allez vous
Pave the way for another word or two
Say hello with your hand
Might even pass as goodbye
Doesn’t make a difference as long as you try
To say hey

I can’t help but note
We’re all enamored with the sidewalk
There must be some sort of sorcery
Embedded in our shoe-tops now and
If we lift our gaze we’ll miss a clue

And we pretend that if our eyeballs
Are confronted by another pair
They’ll spontaneously combust
So swiftly we avert our stare
And blindly navigate the avenue

But we wont
Turn to stone
Medusa’s gone
That much we know
So open wide
For the free show
You’re not alone
So…

Say hey as you’re passin’ by
Say hey to your neighbors if they catch your eye
Show some teeth
Let ‘em underneath the view
Say hello with your hand
Might even pass as goodbye
Doesn’t make a difference as long as you try
To say hey