Bartenderly

by Crystal City

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1.
The owner class is running the game on you They're one step ahead cause you're behind too Just to get a good job, you go in debt We're slugging check to check with no safety net The owner class treats us like a coloring book Not the right shade, you're a filthy crook The owner class bends and twists the odds While Satan's on the farms and in the sod You grind against the gears with all your might You're loosing all your tears and most your fight The owner class is gonna be what they are So stay on your drugs, stay in your bars The owner class documents all your phones They like to sell you shit to make you feel at home The owner class knows that you'll soon forget Soon as Apple puts out that new gadget The kids are all chalked up full of lead Then there's trauma porn from that Walking Dead The owner class loves all the fear So they serve it up from ear to ear You grind against the gears with all your might You're loosing all your tears and most your fight The owner class is gonna be what they are So stay on your drugs, stay in your bars
2.
Well if you want me to I'll turn the radio up Radio up for you If you want me to I'll turn the radio down Radio down it's cool Because it's Saturday night Saturday night Everything's all done I'll do whatever you want Whatever it takes Let's go have some fun Well if you want me to I'll put the pedal to the metal Put it down for you If you want me to Hit the brakes Why don't you tell me to Because it's Saturday night Saturday night Everyone's out for a thrill I'll do whatever you want Whatever it takes In a brand new shirt From Goodwill And the drinks are coming down like a storm I smell like alcohol But I'm so warm You work so hard You slave the week I'll get the tab From the bar Down the street Because it's Saturday night And this feeling can't be beat
3.
I told you a story, and then you left It made you smile, it made you laugh I hope that my story wasn't too intense I could have exposed a bit of my nonsense And I can't explain why you're in my heart and in my brain All that I know, someone's to blame You came in my life, just like a bullet in distress Who would have thought, who would have guessed The living that we do and the loving that we make The things I say to you and the promises I take And you can't explain why I'm in your heart and in your brain All that you know, someone's to blame And I was walking with you In one step we were through I could have loved you, I was a fool But I found out why the sky is blue And I can't explain why you're in my heart and in my brain All that i know is that someone's to blame And I can't explain why you're in my heart and in my brain All that I know is that someone's to blame
4.
Liquor Store 02:53
Talking to myself again tonight I don't know why Well I'm going out with a pretty girl I got nothing on my mind Well I work all week and I slave away And you can see it in my eye The sun has gone on down the hill And the moon is shining bright And we're stopping down to The corner liquor store We're gonna have some fun And maybe a little more Hanging in a bar With a band that we both know We're moving to the music And we're kissing oh so slow Let's get out of here Ditch these drinks And go back to your place I know you feel the way I do I can see it on your face And we're stopping down to the corner liquor store We're gonna have some fun And maybe a little more Gonna have some fun And maybe a little more The worries of the world Are creeping up your spine Don't let the mood you own Alter what is fine You'll be on my mind Give me a little a more Only a little more Give me a little more Well the pickup truck ain't working And I think it's out of gas I only need five dollars baby And I swear that I'll pay you back And we're stopping down to the corner liquor store We're gonna have some fun And maybe a little more
5.
Stop Fishing 02:48
Ain't this situation such a crummy waste So you paint that mutilation with your clumsy taste And the words of my father echo in my head As they tell you what you want and what you can't have So don't you listen, oh lord, they're missing out Free-thought digitation in a funny time You got that street-bought limitation of the highest kind And the faith of its youth counteracts the past As they tie up the truth, as they control the facts So stop fishing for what they're dishing out And the words of my father echo in my head As they tell you what you want and what you can't have And the faith of its youth counteracts the past As they tie up the truth, as they control the facts So stop fishing for what they're dishing out
6.
You've been moving and shaking And running all over When will it end You got a little bit of something In the back of your mind You got a little bit of something That you can't define And I understand but I can't relate Let's get a 30-pack of beer And then stay up late We'll have some good times With some good friends And when the morning-time comes I don't want it to end Cause the Summertime's Here I do believe that our mission is clear
7.
You're moving down the line You don't know where to turn to You're told that you'll be fine Move on down the road, dear Your love is changing fast You found a place to hide Was it meant to last Or full of selfish pride And your loving ain't for nothing And I know it calls And your loving ain't just something That I could live with or not And your loving ain't for nothing And I know it calls And you're loving ain't just something That I could live with or not And your loving ain't for nothing And I know it calls And your loving ain't just something That I could live with or not
8.
You slide to the right And you move on back And then you slide to the left You can't fix the future If you don't face the facts So it looks like you're just chilling back And the window has the picture And the picture's in the frame And the man upstairs ain't to blame And you don't know nothing If you don't know doubt Everyone you know is spinning out So I've been accused of Not breathing with you When the mood leaked in With the moon You left me here And now I know there's something Carving out the soul And the goal down here Is to make all that lightning How's that even really fair? When the door slams shut On the side of the road Everything will be so clear
9.
You stumble through life Like you're at the end of your rope You're over caffeinated Under-appreciated Yeah we've heard that joke You talk real quick You don't get sleep You'll always know The pillow on your face Has no H20 So you grumble into work After a night on the sauce Accept the gossip station Cause you're working for the nation And you love your boss You don't get sick You don't call in You'll always go The paycheck in your eyes Has what you know Buy it up You gotta buy it up You gotta get it all Before there's not enough You gotta slip and slide Right down through your life Buy it up You gotta buy it up You gotta get it all Before there's not enough You gotta slip and slide Right down through your life
10.
Attractive 02:12
I don't find it attractive When there's trouble on the way The sun's up high And I'm down here Crippled at the stake And you don't know why Your mind's made up But don't you feel stupid I don't know how you're feeling And the heart ain't lucid Well I don't know why you're smiling Cause the world is caving in And we're not sure how The Bible Seems now to fit in And sure I know Exactly how you're feeling But I'm coming up empty I don't find it amazing When you don't know what you're getting Well I don't find you courageous When you say what you're thinking You're better off to yourself Even if you're grinning And it's alright but it doesn't matter now Just where the wind is blowing Nothing good can ever happen If you don't stop winning Oh, nothing good can ever happen If you don't stop winning
11.
Everyone around here Has got it figured out And they fade on through Darlin' what's the difference If everybody here is acting cruel? And you're conditioned in your mind There's time, and then there's lying You're coming down here For the bait and switch You drew the door wide open And you need a stitch Had a misfire so there's a glitch Inside your mind The world it keeps on spinning The diziness is getting to your soul I'm a television witness Preaching to the choir of the goal Fabricated in your heart It's dark, and they are lying You're coming down here For the bait and switch You drew the door wide open You need a stitch Had a misfortune and there's a glitch Inside your mind Inside your mind You're coming down here For the bait and switch You drew the door wide open You need a stitch Had a misfire so there's a glitch Inside your mind Inside your mind
12.
Well everybody knows That you're not the kind that goes Running round with me Running through the streets And I'm standing here Yeah, stuck out in the rain Feeling kind of lonely But I am only strange You are locked up in the house At least that's where it's dry Cause I'm wet, wet I'm wet Oh, now you see All the inconsistencies Running through our lives Running through our time And I'm standing here Yeah, stuck out in the rain Feeling kind of seasick But I am only strange You are locked up in the house At least that's where it's dry Cause I'm wet, wet I'm wet And I'm standing here Yeah, stuck out in the rain Feeling kind of seasick But I am only strange You are locked up in the house At least that's where it's dry Cause I'm wet, wet I'm wet
13.
I don't know how you're doing I don't know what you're thinking Why you're running away So you're moving back around here And you're choking on the gravity Oh well I'm guessing That you're looking around Wondering what you're gonna see As the world piles up All the things that you need Now everybody keep on moving There's nothing wrong with hypocrisy As everybody keeps on losing They don't like when they're not lucky I'm not sure if I'm smiling I'm not sure if I'm lying And I won't go back to the middle Cause I ain't gonna solve nothing yet And now I hear what you say I heard it all by the end of the day And if your god is godless There's nothing waiting at the back of the line I know there's nothing that you're choosing All the time and humility As everybody keeps on grooving Right on through reality I'm not looking for abandon Just reckless equilibrium As everybody's taking chances Carve out what you're running from Now everybody keep on moving There's nothing wrong with hypocrisy As everybody keeps on losing They don't like when they're not lucky
14.
On the outskirts of November We were young, don' t you remember? And we swore a little bit I played guitar and chain smoked cigarettes Snow piled in the center On the outskirts of November So the road wrecked my suspension I still got laid in my LeBaron Oh-oh, we were barely legal Oh-oh, we were staying out late Oh-oh, won't give me a fair shake On the outskirts of November Oh-oh, what a waste of space Just more bars, churches, and banks Oh-oh, can't a guy just catch a break? On the outskirts of November Oh-oh, we were barely legal Oh-oh, we were staying out late Oh-oh, can't a guy just catch a break? Yeah, oh, on the outskirts of November
15.
You been running round in circles Hoping they turn to squares You been thinking they're all smiling When all they got are stairs You're climbing up the ladder One rung at a time You're looking for a lover Hell, a friend, that'd be fine And I'm trying to let you go As you're trying to get back in And we're trying to see the difference As we lose it all again And you're counting up the mileage As I divide all your lies We seem to be passing through Through vacation eyes They drag you in position Day after day They know of a decision Even though you'll never play You lost it when you found out Everybody knows Time is the not the answer The answer's never known And I'm trying to get back in As you're trying to let me go And we're trying to see the difference As we change what we know And you're counting up the baggage As we claim back our lives We seem to be passing through Through vacation eyes And I'm trying to let you go As you make your way back in And we're trying to redefine As we glide on through the wind And you're counting up the dollars As we spend all we find We seem to be passing through Through vacation eyes Through vacation eyes Through vacation eyes
16.
You’ve been looking out now You’ve been wearing thin You’ve been wondering where you’ve been You keep moving and then you find out That there was something that you knew that You should have known Now you see how you wait around For another train to hurry down The road that is less traveled You wind up as you unravel And then you roll There’s nothing that I wouldn’t take I hope that we heal today And everyone is looking around You burn it down And then you wonder why You can’t sleep all day and not at night You can’t bask in the sun or the moonlight You got the notion that there’s too much motion As you look at your world from the ocean And then you smile You gotta listen up and make a change You gotta isolate yourself from your ways You don’t need it but you gotta have it You can’t see it and you’ll never grab it And then you’ll know I cannot understand the rage Go on, turn the page There’s nothing that I can say Or you could change Baby, it’s such a cage I cannot understand the rage Go on, turn the page And everyone is looking around You burn it down And then you wonder why
17.
Driving 03:11
You are driving Past the point of recognition I won't see you again I go past your house All the time Except on Sundays I can see your face Echoed on into My memory bank Yet the memory's awaiting The wind's blowing Windows down And pedal shaking You are smiling Vanish down the line Headed off into the sunset It may be on your mind Until you remember to neglect And my heart’s still a-pounding Vanish down the line Headed off into the sunset It may be on your mind Until you remember to neglect I go past your house All the time Except on Sundays I can see your face Echoed on into My memory bank Yet the memory’s awaiting

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Copyright: David Edward Helmer

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released July 1, 2017

"Bartenderly"
Songs written by David Helmer

Musicians:
David Helmer: Guitar/Vocals
Samantha Drella: Vocals, Whistling, Trumpet
Daniel Peterson: Drums
Brock Muench: Bass (Tracks 2, 4, 7, 12, 14, 16)
Randall Davis: Guitar (Tracks, 5, 6, 9,10, 12, 13)
Corbin Brooks: Bass (Tracks 5, 6, 9,10,13)
David Zollo: Keyboard (Tracks 1, 7, 11)

Recording Information:
Tracks 1, 8, 15, 17: Recorded at The Rumpus Room, Iowa City, IA. Sound Engineer: Andrew Brockman
Tracks 2, 4, 7, 12, 14, 16: Recorded at Wabi Sound, Des Moines, IA. Sound Engineer: Nicholas Frampton
Tracks 3, 11: Recorded at Lucas Street, Iowa City, IA. Sound Engineer: David Helmer
Tracks 5, 6, 9, 10, 13: Recorded at Lucas Street, Iowa City, IA. Sound Engineer: Alex Body

Mastering by John Svec at EarthTone Mastering
Album Sequencing: Sean Adams-Hiett
Cover Art: Daniel Peterson; Inside Art: Brock Muench

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