Start the Show

by One Like Son

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Start the Show was recorded on the iPhone 3GS using GuitarJack, AmpKit and the AmpKit LiNK, FourTrack, Multitrack DAW, Pocket Organ, ThumbJam, the Moog Filtatron and GarageBand. Drums by DrumCore

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released January 17, 2012

Stephen Poff - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Organ
Bill Rester - Vocals, Bass
Perry Brown - Vocals
Bryan Segraves - Piano, Organ

Produced and engineered by Stephen Poff
All songs mixed by Stephen Poff exept for "Start the Show" and "Glory Days" which were mixed by Will Kennedy (www.willkennedyproducer.com)

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Track Name: Start the Show
Seems that all the teens
Want to start a band
Playing all their favorite songs
Touring in a van
Hear a song they wrote on the radio
Don't you know, yes I know start the show

Saved my lunch money
For a month or so
Then I bought an old guitar
from a friend I know
Wrote a few songs
for the talent show
Here we go here we go

Start the show
Start the show
Strike the chords
We'll play them high and low
And all the pretty girls
Shake their heads and twirl
In the front row

Start the show
Let's all go
Grab the mic and Let the haters know
Make them sing along to the words you wrote
They won't know

Remember how you flipped
When you broke a string
At the gig where we played
Fascination Street
Or playing out of tune
At the high school gig
Were Verner saved the day
With his charm and wit
Those were the days
full of innocence
Where we'd play to 3 people
Making 50 cents
What happened to the nights
Full of smiles and fun
Where'd they go where'd they go?

Start the show
Start the show
Strike the chords
We'll play them high and low
And all the pretty girls
Shake their heads and twirl
In the front row

Start the show
Let's all go
Grab the mic and Let the haters know
Make them sing along to the words you wrote
They won't know

Now were making records
In the studio
And were playing to the fans
At the secret show
Losing all the spark
Of that high school band
And fighting over words
Getting out of hand
If I could get the drummer
just to start a groove

Start the show
Start the show
Strike the chords
We'll play them high and low
And all the pretty girls
Shake their heads and twirl
In the front row

Start the show
Let's all go
Grab the mic and Let the haters know
Make them sing along to theif favorite song
That you just wrote
Track Name: For a Good Time Call
When you see your sister Sam
Will you tell her how I am
That I've gotten over every mess she made
And I know about the lies
All the men between her thighs
And the white trash hearts left floating in her wake And now they're treading water trying not to drown

She was the pretty girl, that face
the beauty to my beast
And I was the basket case, a boy
a mess to say the least
But you were just playing games with my heart
My head spun round and round
When a rich girl kissed this boy
From the other side of town

Now I've read it all before
Scratched into the bathroom door
For a real good time
Call Sammy she's a whore
But the pictures said it all
Scattered on her Facebook wall
Now I'm writing a best selling tell-it-all
And I'm airing out her dirty laundry now

She was the pretty girl, that face
the beauty to my beast
And I was the basket case, a boy
a mess to say the least
But you were just playing games with my heart
My head spun round and round
When a rich girl kissed this boy
From the other side of town

Now Sammy she's a queen
A royal pain you see
Her public record's clean
But her hearts as black as coal
But when the sun goes down and she hits the town She's devil's concubine

She was the pretty girl, that face
the beauty to my beast
And I was the basket case, a boy
a mess to say the least
But you were just playing games with my heart
My head spun round and round
When a rich girl kissed this boy
From the other side of town
Track Name: Buried
I got a feeling I can't
Get you on line
It's like everybody's talking
and we're just wasting time
But I know that I can
see the end in sight
and I can feel like coming home now
instead of saying goodbye

feel the sun come up forever
let's bury everything
I know the past can leave our futures lost and dark
but only if we let it

Now it feels like summer
cause it's nice and warm
we can talk about the old times
without it causing war
now I want to kiss you
tell you everything
and you'd think I can remember
Just how it's supposed to be

feel the sun come up forever
let's bury everything
I know the past can leave our futures lost and dark
but only if we let it

feel the sun come up forever
let's bury everything
I know the past can leave our futures lost and dark
but only if we let it

feel the sun come up forever
let's bury everything
I know the past can leave our futures lost and dark
but only if we let it
Track Name: Bye Bye
Fired a shot across the bow
of all the things I thought til now
I trid to understand
Everything you told me then
and all the time you asked me when
it all goes hand in hand
reinvent the wheel and spin it
see it all come crashing down again

So here's bye bye
oh yeah bye bye
to all the bitter fruits and stupid lies
I've said it all before and now
I'm say it all again
here's bye bye

Now I stand upon the ground
you scorched when you came into town
you left your legacy
build a place where we can see
the distance between you and me
it can't be far enough

spin the plates and try to keep them
all from coming crashing down again

So here's bye bye
oh yeah bye bye
to all the bitter fruits and stupid lies
I've said it all before and now
I'm say it all again
here's bye bye
Track Name: Father
This is a letter to you father
a word or two to let you know
you left us for another family
and left me with some room to grow
my mother raised me with another
someone who loved me more than you
you've ruined everything you've ever touched
and somehow I still care for you

do you remember when you held my hand
I don't remember if you did
you changed my life man for the better
you made me be a better man

I've since forgiven you your failures
seems that you had it worse than me
I know you'd really love to change things
I know you're really proud of me
and now I know that things will never change
It breaks my heart to hear from you
I feel like someday soon might be your last
and that there's nothing I can do

do you remember when you held my hand
I don't remember if you did
you changed my life man for the better
you made me be a better man

Out of love and out of spite
I cut you off and out of my life
I left you like you left me
out of luck and out of time
you spent those years you did the time
behind those walls you paid it all
you paid it all

do you remember when you held my hand
I don't remember if you did
you changed my life man for the better
you made me be a better man
Track Name: Glory Days
Looking back it's crystal clear
Just how wasted all the years
Denying how you got here
Your father gave you everything
Your mother almost smothering
They ruined you, yeah you know it's true

They said enjoy the ride now son
The best is yet to come
You blew it now you know
Your glory days are gone

In grade school you were such a clown
Taking all us losers down
They'd crown you, and surround you
Junior high you made the team
The brew crew and the teen machine
They made you elevate you

I know something you don't know
Cause hindsights on my side
You blew it now you know
Your glory days are gone

Threw a pass your junior year
That made the girls all shout and cheer
You made it, now how'd you break it?
Now you're tossing other things like garbage bags and magazines.
I know you
Do I know you?

there was a girl
Who loved you so
She gave you everything
Now where has she gone?

Leslie was the souvenir
Who hung around til senior year
she could've been the trophy wife
who could've helped you build the life
You traded in for nights of sin
For cheaper thrills and swigs of gin
You lost it all you lost it all
You lost it all

You said enjoy these days
Cause they're the best days of your life
You made that true and now
Your glory days are gone

Now you're on your second wife
Who left you for another life
Hey loser, did you lose her?
10 years in a dead end job
Remember you were such a snob
Now you're humble

Enjoy this time cause
Just your luck
You'll only make it worse
321 it's gone
Your glory days are gone
Track Name: L.A.
I find a spot here on this couch
as soft drink and a slouch
and try to find away
of moving to L.A.

as I'm heading for the door
I'm wanting nothing more
than to have you by my side
and if you asked me I would say
I'd find a way to stay
and make this place my home

It's getting harder every day
to move from where I lay
to make myself move on
to face another dawn

as I'm heading for the door
I'm wanting nothing more
than to have you by my side
and if you asked me I would say
I'd find a way to stay
and make this place my home

and no my clothes are neatly packed
no reason to look back
I gladly say goodbye
to those who sucked me dry

as I'm heading for the door
I'm wanting nothing more
than to have you by my side
and if you asked me I would say
I'd find a way to stay
and make this place my home
Track Name: We'll Steal the Light
Call your friends tonight
and tell them bring their friends to the stage tonight
there's gonna be a fight
we're gonna sail our cars across the interstate tonight

reach up to the sky
we're gonna take the stars
gonna make them ours brother
we can sing until the sun breaks into night
remember all the ways
we wasted thinking of the glory days
forgetting all the fun we had

We'll catch an early flight
to the center of the earth where we'll steal the light
we'll make it shine so bright
and all the bitter souls step a little to the right

reach up to the sky
we're gonna take the stars
gonna make them ours brother
we can sing until the sun breaks into night
remember all the ways
we wasted thinking of the glory days
forgetting all the fun we had
Track Name: 18
When you were just 18
and I was only one year younger
you gave me everything
I gave you all I had to offer
with a kiss and a ring at the end of spring
with our friends all gathered round
we danced until we couldn't even hear the sound

When the story's told
and the lies gone cold
they will add all the years to the time we had
When we're much too old
for this rock 'n' roll
I will sing I will shout you this lullaby

When you turned 21
and found out you would be a mother
we were so damn poor
we grew up for our baby daughter
With a crash and a bang
all the angels sang as we raised our baby girl
we held each other tight
so they couldn't take us down

When the story's told
and the lies gone cold
they will add all the years to the time we had
When we're much too old
for this rock 'n' roll
I will sing I will shout you this lullaby

When you turned 31
you lost your sister, dad and mother
your world turned upside down
and all we had left was each other
with a tooth and a nail cause we could not fail
with another baby girl
I'm gonna build us stronger
I'm gonna make us proud

When the story's told
and the lies gone cold
they will add all the years to the time we had
When we're much too old
for this rock 'n' roll
I will sing I will shout you this lullaby

Hush little baby don't you cry
I will send a bird to fly
'cross mountains hills and plains
just to make you whole again
Track Name: Simple Plans
I stand my ground
In this shaky earth
Beneath this house of playing cards
And I don't know how we got here
But I'm right
At least I think I heard them say I was
Before the fight
Before I hit the ground in front of her
And all our simple plans
Have led us to a road we're afraid to cross And now we stand upon the mounds of bone and blood

Angels sing the praises
Of once and mighty kings
And their queens
I don't expect to hear them now
After every thing they have seen

I'll lick my wounds
And accept the stripes I've earned
I had them coming soon
But I'm much to proud let you know
That you're right
And I've ruined every chance and I did it out of spite I'm wrong and I will suffer long

And all our simple plans
Have led us to this road we're afraid to cross
But now holding out my hand with hopes you'll come

Angels sing the praises
Of once and mighty kings
And their queens
I pray that I can hear them now
I pray that you'll come back please come back to me
Track Name: Hey Hey
I've fallen down and I need some help
I can't get up
Don't need no doctor telling me no joke
I'm coming down with a nasty life
But that's okay hey hey
I just think I need to take a walk

Been a while since I heard myself
Need a chance just to listen up
I don't think it's gonna do no good
But that's okay hey hey
Cause I can't sing
But you can to

Need a shoulder to cry on
Someone strong who can hold me to
Need a leg just to carry me
Maybe then I could get through
To you to you yeah yeah

La La La

See me in bed you know I'm really pale
But in the morning I can get it straight
Get it straight outside

La La La