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Chasing the Sun

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Chasing the Sun (2012)

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Black and white and...red all over

"black and white and...red all over" (2006)

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TRACKS:

1. ellen i was only... (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

Ellen when you're lonely you can call me up
You say I won't meet you, but I'll call your bluff

Ellen I was only thinkin' out loud
Will it be dinner or a date or still working late

The smell of cherry rollin' papers, after dusk
The first day of the school year on the bus

Ellen I hear you have yourself a boyfriend
You say it's not like that, he's just a friend

Ellen I think you'll be in my neighborhood
She says she can't stop by, but she knows she should

The smell of cherry rollin' papers, when the stars come out
The first day of the school year and we're going out

The working class stiffs moved your Fat Tuesday to a Friday
And my Halloween from a school night to a weekend

The smell of cherry rollin' papers, when the stars come out
The first day of the school year and we're going out

Ellen you're not the kind to pretend
You say he gets on your nerves and he's just a friend

Ellen when I'm lonely I'll call you up
Say you'll be waiting at the curb with your stuff

Ellen when you're lonely call me up
Ellen when you're lonely call me up
Ellen when you're lonely call me up
Ellen when you're lonely call me up

Ellen I was only thinkin' out loud
Ellen I was only thinkin' out loud
Ellen I was only thinkin' out loud
Ellen I was only thinkin' out loud

2. phone talkin' woman (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

Got me a phone talkin' woman, always got me on the line
Got me a phone talkin' woman, always got me on the line
The way she dials my number, makes me feel just right

We gots us a long distance relationship
It's just one of those things
She don't wanna drive
And I'll pick up after it rings

One minute she's talkin' to her mom
One minute she be talkin' to her pop
As long as there is a phone company
She'll never never stop

Once I dialed the wrong exchange
And when I told her about it she got mad
She said, "You know my goddamn number,
it's the only one you should have."

She don't wanna get married
She just wants the ring
She like to do the talkin'
And I like to sing

She calls me in the mornin' from her work
She calls me at noon from her desk
And just after I get home,
She's callin' me from a friend's

We got a special kinda relationship
It's just one a those thangs
If it wasn't for long distance
I would have never heard her rings

Got me a phone talkin' woman, always got me on the line
Got me a phone talkin' woman, always got me on the line
She talks to me so sweet, makes me feel just right

3. living room (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

I'm living in a giant kitchen, soon I'll be on my way
Nobody's around here cookin', soon I'll be on my way

Out with this table, out with this chair, the floor is shinin', the cabinet is bare

I'm living in a giant kitchen, soon I'll be on my way
The hole in the wall is tiny, where a nail held a picture and a frame

Do you want this table, do you want this chair, the floor is shinin', the cabinet is bare

A picture and a frame, a picture and a frame
The walls are a little dirty, the stories that they can tell...ah

I'm living in a giant kitchen, a picture and a frame
Nobody's around here cookin', soon I'll be on my way

Soon I'll be on my way
Soon I'll be on my way

4. something is stickin' to my ribs (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

Something is stickin' to my ribs
Something I can't see or touch or feel
Turn the wheel, hit the brakes in the snow
Something is stickin' to my ribs
Something I can't see or touch or feel

The way you slide, the way you glide
Pass on by, you didn't call last night

Something is stickin' to my ribs
Something I can't smell or taste or feel
A good square meal, ribs and rice, black-eyed peas
Something is stickin' to my ribs
Something I can't smell or taste or fell

The tighter the sweater, the warmer it is
Perfume on you, I'm in bed under the cover of the night

Something is stickin' to my ribs
Something I can't see or touch or feel
You are at home, you're not here
Something is stickin' to my ribs
Something I can't see or touch or feel

5. banana seat (Filippone) listen to MP3 | lyrics [+]

I can hear your bicycle, comin' down the road
Baseball cards clothes-pinned to your spokes

I can hear your momma, callin' out your name
She is just a few doors down the way

It must be supper time, I can hear it in her wine
You ain't going home alone, you'll just take your time

You ain't going home alone
You're gonna take that lonely dog with you, I know
You ain't going home alone
You're gonna take that lonely dog with you, I know, I know

He's a scruffy little thing with a duster for a tail
You're a funny little boy that ain't missin' any meals

The mongrel from the park is yappin' at your toes
Yer tryin' not to hurt him, and he knows

The smile on your face, just can't be replaced
You ain't going home alone, you'll just take your time

You ain't going home alone
You're gonna take that lonely dog with you, I know
You ain't going home alone
You're gonna take that lonely dog with you, I know, I know

Momma says ask Poppa, Poppa says ask Mom
You knew he'd be a member of the family by default

I can hear your bicycle, comin' down the road
Baseball cards clothes-pinned to your spokes

The smile on your face, just can't be replaced
You ain't going home alone, you'll just take your time

You ain't going home alone
You're gonna take that lonely dog with you, I know
You ain't going home alone
You're gonna take that lonely dog with you, I know, I know
I know, I know   

6. goin' down to memphis (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

I'm goin' down to Memphis, got my brother by my side
I'm goin' down to Memphis, got my brother by my side
I got a funny feelin' he ain't comin' back alive

Ridin' shotgun in my Chevy, he don't know nothin' yet
Ridin' shotgun in my Chevy, he don't know nothin' yet
There's a man down there who'll put him down for the rent

He took the woman, took the woman I was to wed
He took the woman, took the woman I was to wed
She didn't know I cared, he don't know he's good as dead

I'm goin' down to Memphis, got my brother by my side
I'm goin' down to Memphis, got my brother by my side
We all got a price to pay, he'll get his, I'll get mine in time

7. money on the roof (Filippone/Spokus) | lyrics [+]

So when the moon comes over and the sidewalk's wet with dew
When the music's over and I'm walkin' next to you
The doorway whistles you a tune from a downtown juke
The bums hear your boots and the money's on the roof

So now I hear the soul of a jazzy man in a window
Ice cream truck bells rattle, get louder then slowly fade
It's a little late for strawberry shortcake and a candy-cone
The bums hear your boots and the money's on the roof

A styrofoam cup bounces in the wake of a water taxi
Just like you
The bums hear your boots and the money's on the roof

So we hear you a band and the leader hears your request
The drummer takes a break, I slip my fingers from your hand
A clap for the man wearin/ the brown cap in the back band
We sip then we slip into the night with the blue and white light

A styrofoam cup bounces in the wake of a water taxi
Just like you
The bums hear your boots and the money's on the roof

So the moon's moved over and the sidewalk's dry as a bone
We pass the parking meters to the street that runs to the east
Three minutes to your door where it's warm all up inside
The bums hear your boots and the money's on the roof

The bums hear your boots and the money's on the roof
The bums hear your boots and the money's on the roof

8. i'll be ok (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

I'm unappreciated and unsophisticated
I can't sing like Waylon Jennings
I'm content but I'm not spent
And you sent me back the flowers that I sent

I'll play it one more time
If you throw another dime
I'll be OK

I'll be back again tomorrow
With a little bit-o-sorry
I can't help you with your problem
You're not the only one that's got 'em
I'm content but I'm not spent
I could use another drink and cash to pay the rent

I'll play it one more time
If you throw another dime
i'll be OK

Life's been good so far, but what is good
and how much farther do I gotta go

I'm singin' and I'm grinnin'
When it's time to do some pickin'
I'm lookin' at this cutie
She should be in the movies maybe
I'm content but I'm not spent
Think I'll talk to her after this set

I'll play a song for you
If you give me your time
I'll be OK
I'll be OK
I'll be OK
I'll be OK

9. time (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

You're turf this time
My turf next time
I'll miss this time
I'll win next time

Speaking in signs
It's not a crime
You'll know in time
We'll both be fine

Tryin' to figure you out, goin' to figure her out
Tryin' to figure you out, goin' to figure her out

You'll know in time
Soon you'll be mine

Tryin' to figure you out, goin' to figure her out
Tryin' to figure you out, goin' to figure her out

Is it my imagination
You don't want a hesitation
I'm lookin' for some visitation rights...now

10. miss thing (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'

Kitty on the couch, she kiss you on the mouth
She wants you in her box, with a pull string for her pop

Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'

Cleo had her thrown, kitty's got my home
She's curled up at your feet, so you give her a little treat

Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'

What you do — what you do — what you do — what you do
What you do — what you do — what you do — what you do
What you do — what you do — what you do — what you do
What you do — what you do — what you do — what you do

Nothin'

Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'

Curled up on the couch, she kiss you on the mouth
And when she does her thing, she makes your brain bell ring

Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'
Miss Thing, Miss Thing, what you thinkin'

Miss Thing, Miss Thing
Miss Thing, Miss Thing
Miss Thing, Miss Thing
Miss Thing, Miss Thing

11. city boy motor inn (Filippone)

12. fallin' down rock (Kuhn/Filippone)

kiss your mouth (1994 — The Landlords of Mobtown) (Lyons/Filippone)

 

Limited Edition Box Set artwork

Limited Edition Box Set (2002)

Includes "The Beltways," "Stella on Mars," and "Leftovers"
plus other cool stuff

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Leftovers EP cover

Leftovers EP (2001)

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TRACKS:

1. His Latest Flame (1999) | listen to MP3
2. City Boy Motor Inn (1999)
3. Connection (1996)
4. As The Crow Flies (1989)

 

Stella on Mars CD cover

Stella on Mars (1998)

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TRACKS:

1. Kissing Time (Filippone) listen to MP3 | lyrics [+]

You better gimme that number
So I can phone you on Sunday
Maybe I'll see you on Wednesday
Hay-E Yay-E Maybe
Standing hand in hand on hip
The funny games she likes to play
Just the same I want to
Stay-E Yay-E Baby

It's kissin time again... It's kissin time again
It's kissin time again...It's kissin time again
It's kissin time again...It's kissin time again
It's kissin time again...It's kissin time again

You'll be my angel in the snow
And to the movies we will go
You'll be my angel at the show
And every where we can go

Standing hand in hand and hip
The funny things she likes to say
Just the same I want to
Stay-e Yay-E Baby

2. Trans Sister (Filippone)

3. True Romance (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

When she tries she really tries
A little to hard at times city girl
Manners slow an uphill climb
When he works he really works
For the client that he rips
For the money that he makes

They got this true romance thing
And as he sleeps she whispers (Shhhhhh...)
You heard me
You heard me
You heard me when I said...I love you

When he tries he really tries
A little hard at times silly boy
Manners slow an uphill climb
When they wish they really wish
Upon a star that's not so far
Right in the back yard is where they all are

He has no reason to live here
She has no reason to leave here
He had no reason to live here
She had no reason to leave here

4. Pop Dreams (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

Remember when you heard that song
For the first time on the radio
Couldn't get it outta yer head
Couldn't get it outta yer head
Got rocks in our heads

Day Pop Dreams
Love Pop Dreams
Little Pop Dreams
Sweet Pop Dreams

Coffee shops, you hear it?
At the pub and the grocery store
And her apartment on the second floor
Got rocks in our heads

Day Pop Dreams
Love Pop Dreams
Little Pop Dreams
Sweet Pop Dreams to You

5. Breakup (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

I'm a sitting
And I'm thinkin
I'll be leavin
When the whiskey I'm drinkin
Is gone

Smoke still gets from my knuckle to my eye
And they water the harder I try
I tried
I'm still sitttin
And I'm a thinkin
I'll be leavin
When the beer I'm drinkin'
Gets warm

Wondering if you'll mind when I break your heart
Knew it would happen right from the start
Right from the start

My teeth are turning yellow
From second hand smokes, I bummed
From second hand dopes, just like me
Don't you see the forest for the trees
The only heart I'll be breakin is the one in me

I'm just sittin
And I'm thinkin
I'll be leavin
When the whiskey I'm drinkin'
Is gone

6. Off the Cuff (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

She's got Go-Go boots
And red lipstick
And purple pig-tails
And green finger nails

One more off the cuff
One more off the cuff
One more off the cuff
One more off the cuff

Because you like it
Because you like it
Because you like it
Because you like it

She's got black neck-tie
And white tank top
And silver belt buckle
A pierced belly button

Because you
Taught a cow to jump over the moon
Just maybe too soon
To catch a star in a sea shell
Swim in her smile after sundown

Because you like it
Because you like it
Because you like it
Because you like it

Because you
Taught a cow to jump over the moon
Just maybe too soon
To catch a star in a sea shell
Swim in her smile after sundown

7. Roller Coaster Girl (Spokus) | lyrics [+]

She used to meet him after dark
Down at the amusement park
She was always standin' next in line
She didn't like the ferris wheel
And cotton candy's no big deal
She had already been on a merry-go-round

CHORUS:
And I'm not the one to blame
What's goin' on inside your brain
You're just takin' a ride
Roller Coaster Girl

Sunday she just runs away
To San Francisco or San Jose
Just to find a faster, better ride
She knows her life it really sucks
And nothing's come to change her luck
She has always been a restless kind

[CHORUS]

One day she will ride them all
And hoping that one day she'll fall
In love with one and touch the ground
She wants to date the operator
He is her manipulator
He picks her up and puts her down

[CHORUS]

Roller Coaster girl
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Roller Coaster girl

8. Mista Joe (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

You get some butta bean you get some peas
You get some chicken neck you get some greens
Slow cookin that hog
BBQ'N like a dog

That's Mista Joe — That's Mista Joe!
OOOOH That's Mista Joe — That's Mista Joe!
Yeeah that's Mista Joe — That's Mista Joe!

Salt'n herring in a bucket with a brick
Stick it in the corner, livin' up the room a bit
Slow cookin that hog
Jumpin like a frog

You get some butta bean you get some grits
Get a shot of her pussy and clear up them zits
Slow cookin that hog
Jumpin like a frog

9. The Put Outs (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

We were put in a blender
By mothers and senders
Who thought they'd put us on the moon
We went on a bender
That will last thru September
We burned at an early age, it's June

Where are they now
You better think twice
You better think twice
We are The Put Outs

Some say that it's crazy
And we know that maybe
Not taking the test was 100 proof
We went on a bender
That will last thru December
We turned down the hum drum life for tunes

We were put in a blender
By mothers and senders
Who thought they'd put us on the moon

10. My Fiddle (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

Once I knew a girl and
Still know her better than the world
I know her better than the back of my hand
But she only knows me little
For she doesn't trust me still
I know her better than the back of my hand
When I play my fiddle in another band

Once I had a partner
He was there just like her
We drank and we smoked and we joked and we sang
But he only knows me little
But he doesn't trust me still
We drank and we smoked and we joked and we sang
When I play my fiddle in another band

Over the road I go up from dust a rose
I push through the smoke a cross-eyed skull and bones
A branded horse off course of course
But it's the only horse I own

Once I had a partner
He's been by my side forever
We're one in the same and share the same name
And he knows me more than little
And trusts me better still
We're one in the same and we share a brand name
When I play my guitar in another band

11. Days Gone By (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

Lookin at pictures from an earlier day
Me and my rock'n'roll friends would sit around and play
Fool and friends and hearts of clay
I still strum my Teisco Del Rey

My Marshall still said Mars
The amp my cat Stella liked to sit on
The view from my room and the house up on the farm
My International Scout parked out on the lawn

Only Pictures to be shown
Only stories to be told
Days gone bye I, I, I

Tattoos western shirts and my leather boots
Band room in the basement that we sound-proofed
Playing Poe's pub when by guitar looked new
Camping on the weekend
Michelle's eyes of blue

Calendar reads what you want it to
I love the stories you'll tell
The ones we listen to
Means nothing till you — see what I mean
I bet you'll ask me for the negative

Only pictures to be shown
Only stories to be told
Days gone bye I, I, I
Lookin back oh, oh, oh

12. Don't Remember Her Name (Spokus) | lyrics [+]

Got your message on a Friday afternoon
You and your friends might be goin' to Wyatt's Saloon
I didn't call you back in time again
And when I spoke with you, you had made other plans

CHORUS:
Says she has a tattoo for every change that she's been through
But she's never got the one that says that I'm the one for you
She's goin' back to Syracuse

What did you say?
Did you see Punk Rock Joe?
He's got a snake tattoo on the bottom of his sole
Did you go to a party with your friends all dressed in black?
And you made a decision that you're never comin’ back

[CHORUS]

I didn't know you long enough to call you a friend
We talked over coffee and you went to work at ten
Said you had a tattoo for every change that you've been through
But you never got the one that says that I'm the one for you
She's gone back to Syracuse
Goin' back to Syracuse

13. Falling Apart (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

It's seams that rot
Not the leather that's falling apart
At the seams
It's we that's falling apart
It's seams that rot
Not the denim that's falling apart
At the seams
It's me that's falling apart
At the seams
It's me that's falling apart

We don't belong here (belong here)
We won't be long here (belong here)
We don't belong here (belong here)
We won't be long here

And I can't see you
And you can't see me now
Just fallin apart
Just fallin apart

14. Tell Me (You're Coming Back) (Jagger/Richards)

 

The Beltways (first album) CD cover

The Beltways (1996)

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TRACKS:

1. West Virginia Bound (Filippone) listen to MP3 | lyrics [+]

I'll tell anyone I love the snow
It must be 20 below
I'm wearin' boot with low soul
And socks with hole in the toe

I'm West Virginia Bound
I'm West Virginia Bound
I'm West Virginia Bound
I'm West Virginia Bound

Last week there was ice on the road
The week before my pipes was froze
I'm goin' where their burnin' coal
I'm goin' where there's beans on the stove

Guitar wires are breakin'
And my back is achin'
The eagle flew last Friday
And the hound took a snap at my heels

Gonna fall asleep standin' up
Today I found thirteen pennies heads up
This rope 'round my chest it won't break
'Til I'm 30 miles outside a this town

2. Nicotine Girl (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

I think its funny when you say you want me
Your boyfriend is in the back room and we're in the kitchen
You look in my eyes it happens all the time
Then one kiss tells me who you wanna be with

I'm gonna get in trouble
I wanna get in trouble
Nicotine Girl You're my Soul Mate
Nigga Yo Girl You're my Soul Train

Never think it's like incest cuz she's like a step sis
Cigarette girl think your gonna need a corduroy boy
Is what I'm thinkin' what she's gonna do
I'm thinkin' 'bout me she's trouble with a capitol T

I'm gonna get in trouble
I wanna get in trouble
Nicotine Girl You're my Soul Mate
Little Teen Girl You're my Propane

I'm gonna get in trouble
I wanna get in trouble
Nicotine Girl You're my Soul Mate
Nigga Yo Girl You're my Soul Train

3. Man of the 90s (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

My name is Peter
I have a job
I work on the computer
I'm working for a future
I have a wife
She makes me dinner
I go home and watch TV
I go to sleep

Because I'm a man
I'm a man of the 90s

My name is Peter, they called me dick
I love my job, but I'm not the top guy
I work on the computer
I do overtime
I go home and watch TV
Then I go to sleep

I work on the computer
I come home
I kick the cat
I kick the dog
I where my hat
I beat my wife
I watch TV
I go to sleep
Because I'm a man, I a man
Because I'm a man, I a man of the 90s...of the 80s...
of the 70s...of the 60s...I'll skip the 50s...
of the 40s...of the 30s... I liked the 20s.........etc.

4. Talk to You (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

If I had a line
You'd probably take the bait
I'm sure you'd smile a little
And I'd probably tug too late

A please line I can't cross
A plastic arrow thru my heart
I think you had better start

Just say hi and I'll talk to you
Just say hi and I'll talk to you
A hello is not that far away
I can't think of something to say
She's only six bar stools away
What can't I say to you

I bet she's got some guts
I know I drink too much
I've sailed around the world
That lie is way too old

I search for the words to impress
She lookin good in her hippy dress
This ain't the way it's too much stress
What do I say to you

If you had a line
I'd probably take the bait
I'd probably try a little
You'd probably take the cake

I search for the words to impress
She lookin good in her hippy dress
This ain't the way it's too much stress
What do I say to you

5. Christine (Spokus) | lyrics [+]

I never thought there'd be
A girl so young and wild and free
As she, lost in a looking glass
Like Alice In Wonderland
The world's at her command
Only she's not taking

I remember a rainy night
We sat and talked 'til it was light
Oh she's asleep in my arms now
Like a princess by my side
Two worlds they do collide
I feel like singing

CHORUS:
Oh Christine you know I'll never let down
Oh Christine you know I'll never let down
I'll always want you around

Hear me when I say to you
I'm really so in love with you
My girl, you are the only one
That means the world to me
I wish that you could see that I'm not joking
Sometimes in the afternoon
I dream you walk into my room
Tell me, you're comin' home to stay
And kiss the boys good bye
And see through their disguise

I am the real thing

[CHORUS]

And though the walls may come between us
I don't think that they can defeat us

[CHORUS]

6. Don't Like You (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

What your gonna see is what your gonna hear
Stupid little cupid with lemon in your beer
Hair Spray, Cry Baby, Mother Fucker
Mama's Boy, Pussy-whipped Liar and Cheat
I know what I like

I don't like you
The clothes you wear, the shampoo in your hair
I don't like you
The way you look at me and what you wanna be
I don't like you

Toothpaste on your lip is your imperfection
You're so dizzy you're so dumb with infection
Whiskey suckin through a straw, prissy kiss
Silly pout, cock suckin in heat bitch
I know what I like

Beauty's what you seek
Money's how you sleep
Come on honey don't you think it's funny
Material and cereal will give you what you need

I don't like you
I don't like you
I don't like you
I don't like you

7. Would You Ever (Spokus) | lyrics [+]

It's been a long, long, long, long, time
Since I could call you mine
Tired of breakin rules
Tired of wakin up like fools
Would you ever change your mind

Would you ever change your mind
Could you ever change your mind
Would you ever change your mind
Would you ever change your mind
Could you ever change your mind

Sent you a Christmas card today
I could've phoned you anyway
Time for makin upInstead of breakin up
Would you ever change your mind

Change your mind
Or change the tide at sea
Change your mind
And look inside of me
Heard a song you used to sing
Something about it doesn't mean a thing
Time for wakin' up
Ain't it time to shake it up
Would you ever change your mind

8. Death Do Us Part (Tell Me) (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

Tell me when you're goin 'cause
I don't wanna find out from sombody else
That you have flown the coop again
And gone off to some other country

And we don't know that only death will do us part

Tell me when you're comin' over 'cause
I don't want you to catch me here with somebody else
Ah you don't like to be surprised like that
And neither do I

I was thinkin' 'bout the plans we made
To marry at 35
If we're still alive

Tell me when you're leavin' 'cause
I don't know what I'll do without you
Throwin' shoes and words at me
When I spit and slam the door in your face

9. My Car (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

My car runs out of gas on the Beltway
The windshield wipers don't work in the rain
It overheats cause the radiator leaks
And it won't switch gears when you're with me

But you want me to give you a ride and I don't mind
But you want me to give you a ride and I don't mind

My car has a crushed rear quarter panel
Tires go flat when I'm behind the wheel
The engine knocks and could use an oil change
Won't start when it snows, I think that's kinda strange

I just can't see what you see
Do you wanna get from A to point B
It's Friday night and I got the keys

My car looks cool when it's just rained
The stereo's louder than the squeal of the brakes
Lamb's wool covers for reclining bucket seats
And my car's got what you like and that's me

10. Hour Too Late (Filippone/Lyons) | lyrics [+]

Girl she left me
Said she wouldn't stay
Said somethin about procrastination
I take things casually
I said "7:20"...That's when I'll meet you
When I showed up at 8:00
She said it just won't do

I was an hour
An hour too late
Everything soured
It's not like I stood up my date
But when I saw her today
She walked away

Girl reject me
Said she can't stand to wait
Well I got me a little project
Sittin around since 88'
She said this ain't the 60s
There's no Chuck Berrys today
Stand by your man, don't wash water with me
She said you can stay in the past
So I walked away

11. No Regrets (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

Our name is written on the chalk board
Just like another band from the night before
By morning our name will be erased
Tomorrow night it will be replaced

Wastin' my time...with no regret
Doin' my time...with no regret
Spendin' my money...with no regret
Wastin' my time...with no regret

Stop at the block before the first number
She's a snake and a druggie pumper
They're rubber babies with buggy bumpers
She got shake and tummy thumpers

Bottle bustin' Jim Beam in the back
Guitar crashin' can a beer before we pack
Cigarette stealin' checkin' out their show
Where we're headin' nobody knows

12. Trash Man (Filippone) | lyrics [+]

Got your girlfriend on my wall
Ripped her picture from a Playboy magazine
When I was young
Workin for Pete to pay Paul for nothin
Pennies were saved and pennies earned
When I was young

Trashman Oh, Trashman
Take my garbage from me
My kitchen smells like shit
And my bathroom smells like pee
C'mon C'mon C'mon C'mon

Birthday cards I buy them at the store
I used to make them and it meant much more
When I was young
Got your bag of dope you left on my floor
Remember it used to be so much fun
When I was young

Got your girlfriend on my wall
Ripped her picture from a Playboy magazine
When I was young
Birthday cards I buy them at the store
I used to make them and it meant much more
When I was young

Trashman Oh, Trashman
Take my garbage from me
My kitchen sounds like Kiss
And my bathroom smells like Squeeze
C'mon C'mon C'mon C'mon

 

Baltimore Songwriters' Association CD cover

Baltimore Songwriters' Association

Songs from our Circle, Volume 4 (2003)

The Beltways contributed "Goin' Down to Memphis"

Buy now at The BSA's website or The Apple iTunes Store

 

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"Night of 100 Elvises" Tribute CD (1999)

The Beltways contributed "His Latest Flame"

Buy now at Hungry for Music | Visit the Night of 100 Elvises' website

 

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BAWDAMOOR (1998)

Compilation CD from Original Spin Records

The Beltways contributed "No Regrets," "Nicotine Girl," and "Death Do Us Part (Tell Me)"

 

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Fuzzy Logic (1997)

Compilation CD from RPM USA Records

The Beltways contributed "West Virginia Bound"

 

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