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All words and music by BUCKY FEREKE

Bucky Fereke - Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Acoustic & Electric Bass, Mountain Dulcimer, Harmonica, Mandolin, Violin, Farfisa, Toys, Percussion, Drums

Shelley Shirleypop - Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Dog Vocals on 2 - Valentine
Mini Donkey Vocals on 9 - Luigi
Background Vocals on 4 - Michael Leyden, Monica mitchell
Violins on 4 - Monica Mitchell

Art Direction & Design: 75bunnies.com

All Songs Recorded, Engineered, and Mastered By:
Bucky Fereke at bluegrasshopper studios in Lowell, MA
Additional Recording at 2007 Chevrolet “Connie” Cobalt in Random Parking Lots

THANK YOU: Michelle, Jonah, Friends, Family, Bill Paoli, Matthew & Jamie Albanese, Steve & Jayne Lucas, Muzzo, Kenzo, Michael Leyden, Patrick Flaherty, Joanna Hall, Amy Lough Fabbri, Barbara Harding at Malelo & Co., Dave Crespo, Monica Mitchell, Kevin Finn, Rob Azevedo, WEMF, WMFP, WNHN, 94.5 FM The River, Brew’d Awakening, Barbara Taylor, Sarah Levecque, Peter Zarkardas, Matt Smith, Doug Macdonald, Patty Short, Darryl Blood, Michael Stewart, Frederick Richards,
Brian Young, Lennie Jones, Brian Owens, Metronome Magazine, Roctober Magazine, and YOU for listening... XOXo

Produced by Bucky Fereke
www.BUCKYFEREKE.com
buckyfereke@gmail.com

©2015 Crumple Crumple Crumple Records / bluegrasshopper music (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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released July 5, 2015

Dog Vocals on 2 - Valentine
Mini Donkey Vocals on 9 - Luigi
Background Vocals on 4 - Michael Leyden, Monica mitchell
Violins on 4 - Monica Mitchell

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Track Name: Nothing
Set out to check if you’re flesh and bone
I-35 South to San Anton’
Drunk on the highway all alone
Those boots were made for wanderin’

Contemplate this love gone wrong
Feel the chill of the north wind blow
Like the basement of the Alamo,
You were tricked to think it existed

Let’s come down and sing with me: Kum Ba Yay
You ain’t at the end—there's no such thing!

Nothing’s for free, not even nothing
Nothing costs everything you got, then you got nothing
Nothing ain’t cheap—it’s the most expensive thing
Say you’re as [down / lost / poor / gone] as you can be,
But you ain’t got nothing!

Never dwell on what went wrong
Every day is a stepping stone
Concentrate on the good you own
Lift yourself up with it

How you think makes how you feel
Put both hands on life’s steering wheel
Pedal to metal—watch them tires peel
on Positive Coast Highway...
Track Name: If You're Gone, Now
If you’re gone, now
Then, honey I don’t know
What you’ve seen and who you’ve been
In all them rock ‘n’ roll shows

If you’re gone, now,
Then how you gonna know
What you left behind?
‘Cuz when you were mine I had nothing to show

Well, I’ve been runnin’ around this town
Singin’ to folks and settlin’ down
But never once have you come around

You’re missin’ out on missin’ out
You’re missin’ out on missin’ out
You’re missin’ out on missin’ out

And I say if you’re gone, now,
Then honey I don’t know
What it’s been like livin’ uptight
‘Cuz you can’t care for a soul
Track Name: Wild River
Up there where the valleys roll
There’s a little stone town I could call my home
Where what grows underground is worth more than gold
Set the dogs out, girls, bring back what they hold

In the land where my grandpa lay
Where he’d work all day turning soil from clay
Where he’d leave with his horse and be gone for days
Travelin’ miles out to sell what my grandma made

Now strangers are coming into our town
And we're goin' to run them out

Up there on the mountain
Where the wind blows cold
Where the steel train takes out another load
I will find the wild river
Send my troubles away
Wash ‘em down to the ocean to disintegrate

Word got out what’s under our ground
Didn’t think news would travel to that far out
Cut the bridge down, boys, we can’t use ‘em no more
Anything we need, we can build or grow

From the top we’ll watch 'em all come
There’ll be none of ‘em standing when we get done
We got men with blades and girls with guns
To protect our name and defend our young

They’ll turn our sky to copper from blue
So now you know what we must do...
Track Name: Dearly Departed
May your sorrows be overridden by the snow
May you leave a trail of happiness when it’s time for you to go
May your cold and falling tears
Melt on wondering eyes to see so clear
May your sorrows be overridden by the snow

May your fears be washed out in the sand
May the ocean wash away and polish all your “can’t”s
May the ground be nice and flat
For the new to start again like that
May your fears be washed out in the sand

May your footsteps live forever in the ground
May they marvel at the path you took when you’re no longer around
May your trek, set like cement,
Teach them all what life to you has meant
May your footsteps live forever in the ground

May your sun shine forever in her sky
May your words be the reason she holds her head up high
When she rides into the city
May the love you left make her feel so pretty
May your sun shine forever in her sky
Track Name: Kings
If you sat down or stood up for me, then I’d say thanks a lot
Its always good to hear it when the paupers call the shots
But if every song’s been written,
then the ones that were sung are lost
One album dropped—an afterthought—thanks a lot

Now I’ve been resuscitated from the dark depths of despair
It must feel catastrophic when you see a loved one there
But all I had to do was wash the worry from my hair
The pain is gone—the ghost is fought—thanks a lot

When your blood runs cold and you feel you have to win
And there’s noone to hold or to pick you up from what you’re in
As certain as the sun comes up from the eastern plains
You shine your light, get back up,
and do it all again / and rise above the pain

Now people used to tell me that when you get old, you’re dead
As if somehow all you learned & fought for steamed right out your head
And there’s no more admiration for the trials and strife you lead
The young have fought—the elders lost—thanks a lot

They’ll find a medication for whatever haunts your mind
And fill you with prescriptions ‘til your third eye sight goes blind
But it’s up to you to realize the time to draw the line
The bid’s been tossed—your soul’s been bought—thanks a lot
Track Name: Welcome Home
We found you on the floor of your apartment
With every waking hour on the phone
And it took a downtown city block to remind you how to move
Things get blurry when you’re all alone.

When we found out you fell in a deep depression,
With every chance we had, you know we’d call.
But you still spent your nights alone, cold on the floor
It’s a wonder if we even helped at all

Welcome home, though we know just where you’ve been.
Is the world half as crazy as the last time you walked in?
Welcome home, have a seat with all your friends.
Though it’s been a long time coming,
You’re back in our hearts again.

Now I know it’s hard with no one to depend on,
But letting go’s a simple fact of life.
You should face the hard facts so you can move on:
That quiet swindler never was your wife.

And we found out you spent some time in Austin
With nerves as raw as steel cold bars of jail
But when you get past the bright lights and the roaring crowds,
The things that matter most always prevail
Track Name: Sleep In
It seems like every morning, we gotta wake up
And pretend to try and have to do these things
Misprioritized, useless, and made up
I would rather lie with you and sleep in

We’re so tired
And it never seems to want to quit
No need to ask them age-old questions
It’s just the way it’s always been

Streetlights set and rise and command our days, love
We can take control and live our life like kings
Don’t drag yourself downstairs and put on your make up
I would rather lie with you and sleep in
Track Name: Give Me Back My Heart
Give me back my heart
The one you threw away
It’s lying raw in your dresser drawer
With your garments of lace

Cuz it’s been 16 years and counting
And I’ve never felt quite the same
So give me back my heart
So I can start to love again

Now, back when I was with you
We sure had some good times
But my mistake was lettin’ you take
This ol’ heart of mine

Your friends have gone and told you
To be hangin’ on is wrong
It’s no use to you, you know it’s true
So put it back where it belongs

Some say love is fickle
Some say love’s divine
But it’s nothing short of criminal
When you have what is mine

Now, I know you didn’t mean it
I don’t mean to make you scared
To tell the truth, I’m not surprised if you
Forgot it was there

“Give it back!”
Track Name: Since My Baby Left Town
Since my baby left town
I felt death a-callin’
I lie awake a-ballin’
Cryin’ on the floor

Since my baby left town
Every day’s a gamble
My heart is now in shambles
And I can’t go on no more

Well, it’s been three days since she left me
She took that first bus right out of town
And as the white snow falls slowly
That dark lonely cloud is comin’ down

She found out I took all the money
From the bank at the center of the town
Now I can’t face her or her family
But this storm’s got me turnin’ back around

Well, I went and packed all her pictures
And I kept all the music that I own
And I left that box full of mem’ries
Somewhere it never will be found

Now these days of mine pass slowly
And nights bring me down like I’m a clown
And my heart weighs me down, but it’s empty
And I think I’d be better underground!
Track Name: (I Think Our Love Is) Comin' To An End
I remember the days when I first met you
You seemed to have a glow about your ways
But the last few years of avoidin’ each other’s paths, dear
Turned our lovely nights into a routine daze

So let’s say “bye” and go in separate directions
To make love die was never our intention
It’s you I’ll miss, I hope though this we’ll stay the best of friends
But I think our love is comin’ to an end

We’d walk hand-in-hand, but I felt my eye would wander
And my mind can’t lie to make a home
When you traveled around, I‘d sit by myself and ponder
If I was with you, why did I’d feel so alone?

So let’s say “bye” and go in separate directions
To make love die was never our intention
It’s you I’ll miss, I hope though this we’ll stay the best of friends
But I think our love is comin’ to an end

The distance made it easy to pretend
But I think our love is comin’ to an end
Yes, I know our love is comin’ to an end...
Track Name: Lonesome (When You Go)
I could say I wish you good things
And that your days are long and bright
And to stop and soak with the green grass
When the Sun pours down her light

But it’s hard to wish you well, dear
From all the hell you made me know
And all the nights I walked alone, love
Wond’rin’ which way I should go

Though my friends they tried to warn me
I just assumed they did not know
And although you never made me happy
You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go

They say that love is strange and long, dear
But you and I just never got it right
I’d say it’s best if we both part, love
We both can get more out of life

So, for a time I’ll be unhappy
Full of sorrow, full of woe
Ah, but nothing ever lasts forever
Not even stone cold winter’s snow

Now I don’t mean to disappoint you,
But our weekends out were just for show
And until the day you come back and find me,
You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go

Now I’m not tryin’ to disappoint you,
But all you’ve caused was pain and strife
And then you’d rarely talk about me
When you’d take off for the night

So, for a time I’ll be unhappy
Full of sorrow, full of woe
And until the day you come back and find me,
You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go

Though life with you is now behind me,
You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go
Track Name: Jonah Elliott
Welcome home, my first-born son
You and Mommy and Dad are one
Came up from the Great Unknown
Make this place your home

Spiders and elephants,
Horses and hills
Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down,
It’s full of "thrills and chills"

Life is like a rollercoaster as it was said by Bill
Dream a better life—dream the dream alive!
Welcome home, my first-born son
Your "ride" has just begun...