Straight to Bootleg Volume 01

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"Straight to Bootleg, Volume 01" is mostly comprised of demos and home recordings.

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released April 28, 2008

Tracks 13-15 Produced by Koo Chung
Mixed and Mastered by Christmas Jahng
Artwork by Brian Won

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Track Name: Someone
SOMEONE

Watch out, there's a mean muthafucker coming after you
He's got it in for you
and you don't know what he's capable of
No you won't love the outcome
Say you win...

You want someone to set you free
But someone is married happily
And it's just too late for you to be
In that state of mind you're in, again

Stand up, better run for your money when you're out of luck
And he is out for blood
And his true love, may be falling for you
No you won't love the out-view
But steady wins...
Track Name: Words That Define
"I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ
I believe His name brings healing and life"
These are the words of dear mother

"I was 57 when I left this earth
It makes more sense in heaven boy, your meaning and worth"
These are the words of my father, now gone

"We have acted anchor, even more than we know
We'll always get your back brother if you ever go broke"
These are the words of 2 brothers, I hope

I am just a loser turned winner despite
All my disappointments, shortcomings and hype
These are the words that describe my life
These are the words that define my life
I am my mother, my brothers, my father, and future wife
Track Name: Talk of the Town
TALK OF THE TOWN

Live in a bloodshot, never stop look about it kinda town
Where you can get your fix in, lady line, anytime you are down
Hey Susie looks a better now
I often wonder how

I took the fast track, little lack, bought a new shiny car
But everybody knows that circus act will never get you very far
Haven't had a toke in a while
It's never been so hard to quit

And I belong further away over there
Sweet Jesus won't you take me

Hear the bum shout, knock em out, take a walk round the block
It'll take you to a bitter end, your oldest friend, a well deserved whisky shot
This one's to the talk of the town
Bartender one more round, then that's it
Track Name: I Love Lucy
I LOVE LUCY

...and she slept with a son of a gun
How he loved to lie and lie, and she bought every one
Now she's up all night, I think she'll be fine as long as she wants

She counts the days to getting well
She's like a soldier on the run
Caught in the service of true love
Now she's watching "I Love Lucy" two times a day to set the mood

...and she gave up a part of herself
How she'd love to find/unwind that part of her life
Now she's up all night, I think she'll be fine as long as she wants

She talks to God to ease her mind
Talks to herself to pass the time
Brings a whole other meaning to the nothings you say, "you see...", "(I'm) alright", and "(I'm) okay"
Now she's watching "I Love Lucy" two times a day to set the mood

The keys on the table collecting dust
I wonder when she will answer us
It's nothing she did but I understand
It's no good, it sucks, you're mad

Enough to watch I love lucy two times a day to set the mood
Now she's watching I love lucy three times today to shed the mood
Track Name: Girls Like You Don't Go For Guys Like Me
GIRLS LIKE YOU DON'T GO FOR GUYS LIKE ME

Such a pretty face you have
It's sure enough to take you places
Boys and their money will line up for you
But girls like you don't go for guys like me

Such a pretty face, a pretty house
I'm not surprised how these things turn out
It's not rocket science, it's just how it is
Girls like you don't go for guys like me

Such a pretty face to have
I'm hoping she looks my way
Why not just say it, I won't disagree
Girls like you don't go for guys like me
Track Name: Proof By Name
PROOF BY NAME

I've been wrong before
I can show you proof by name
We fly down abandoned roads
Looking for some great escape

I know how to deal with pain
and I know how you feel

I broke my radio
Threw it out the window

I know how to deal with pain
I know not to show it

I guess I'll get some sleep
Forget about the world today
Track Name: The Bully
THE BULLY

The king of the block
He had a way with words, with even a lack of them
Fist to the face, he didn't like the way you'd stand up to him

He got a bone to pick, he got a fight to start
Just for the heck of it and bring your own tourniquet
Give him a dime to steal, he had a motorbike
Kind of feel bad for him, mind your bloody nose
He's waving goodbye as he says...

"Sorry for the way I kicked your head in all those times"
The Bully - saved a life

Still, son of a man he was a Yankees fan
So he can't be all that bad
And 9 out of 10 they offer to pay for their sins
Then in forgiving them you feel like you're born again

One at a time you see they're likely to set you free
Supply you with confidence, the fruit of the past offense
So give him a dime to steal he's got a motorbike
It's okay to feel bad for them, mind your bloody nose
So wave him goodbye as he says...

"Sorry for the way I kicked your head in all those times"
The Bully - saved a life

It's so hard to see it in your enemies
Track Name: Here's to the Laughable State
HERE'S TO THE LAUGHABLE STATE (STUDIO TAKE)

I hit a pole on the side of the road
Did you hear, did you see?
They were coming after me

Had the cops in a furious state
I was smoking a tree
They were coming down me

It felt just like a dream or some foreign movie scene

Got the grade, I stared into the sun
Got a college degree
Fell victim to highway robbery
They're saying there ain't no job for me
Without a graduate degree
Shit...

Married young, yeah I guess that was dumb
My baby called me a creep
Now she's coming after half
You know I couldn't help but laugh
She's even smoking half my pack
Shit...
Track Name: Still No. 1
STILL NO. 1

In the sun you spent more than you had bargained for
You take to the night where you might be less recognizable
They called you names, behind your back
and I am sure you already knew that

All I am saying is that I don't mind
Your fabricated stories, your fake smile
You're still number one

Honestly you can be what most call obvious
Can I recommend you sign up to sessions of therapy?
Never mind that I'm in love so bad
and I don't care what them suckers think of that

All I am saying is that I don't mind
Your reputation I'll admit I kinda like
You're still number one

All I am saying is that I'm alright
With your ridiculous demands sometimes
You're still number one
All I am saying is that I don't mind
Your reputation even your fake smile
You're still number one
Track Name: Fix Or Providence
"Fix Or Providence"

Once every year you pack your bags
And leave California for mom and dad
And drunk uncle bobby and the rest of the family
Waiting back home

Open up there's a knock at the door
They sing "Hallelujah, a Child is born"
I do believe that I once knew the words
When I was younger

They ask how you manage to get by
They quietly judge your undeveloped life
They throw you some money and hand me downs
Thanks for nothing

So the story goes
You and i know i know i know
You question your choice to go back home
For Christmas

And you stand up on the couch
While pointing your finger to those around
Why don't you all just go to hell
If that's what you think of me

You try to make up with good intent
Then smoke all your mother's cigarettes
Call it a fix or providence
When no one can see you
Track Name: How to Die
HOW TO DIE

Too many people got it wrong
Everybody saying it's not as bad as you might have in mind
That I got time, don't worry about it now
She might come around

Second best was not in the design
It took you long enough now your behind
The one she loves instead
It's punishment for taking the wrong advice
She's with some other guy

And you won't know how to die until you do
And I prefer you never figure it out
And you won't, you might
Depending on time

Too many people are in love
Everywhere I go to leave reminds me of a memory
Of anytime, whatever the case may be
She's still standing with me

Just give it time and you will come to terms
With your life and all that it becomes
Is all you ever hear, you'll recognize whenever the time is right
And she'll be out of your life
Track Name: Fifteen Minutes
FIFTEEN MINUTES

There are things that divide
We were young, we were bruised after so many fights
Then something went wrong or nothing was right
Its argument ended shut
You stake your claim with a grin but enough is enough
Have you ever been somewhere alone?
(You're about to be somewhere alone)

And you try and you try
Though you never get sight
Of the point in the books that you read
And sometimes you cannot make sense of the words
But sometimes its better that way

It's enough that you care
It's enough that you took all that time to prepare
Something's you know, and others you don't
I got your back in a fight
And you know I got your back no questions asked
So don't be so hard on yourself anytime...

That you try and you try
Though you never get sight
Of the point in the books that you read
And sometimes you just can't make sense of the words
But sometimes its better that way

My fifteen minutes are up
Now I'm a bum without loving and with no one to love
We've had better luck, a holiday bust
Then you're caught by surprise
An element you forget it happens all of the time
So there's an image of you that I'll never forget

And you try and you try
Still you'll never get by
Past the point in the books that you read
Something's we're better off not knowing "why?"- otherwise
You will try and you try though you never get sight
Of the point in the books that you read
Yeah something's we're better off not knowing "why?"
And sometimes it's better that way
Track Name: All In A Day (Studio Take)
ALL IN A DAY

I got her number after her name
With her favorite color all in a day
I thought I'd never love again but then...
In early October through mutual friends
Saw everything change all in a day
I thought I'd never love again

But look at me now
I've got it all figured out

When I'm around her I get all nervous
I'd ask her to dance, I could but I can't
I thought I'd never feel this way again
I thought I'd never feel this way

Someday it might be taken away but til then
You'll know where to find me

Since her arrival I have been noticing
I am amazed that she feels the same
I thought I'd never love again
I thought I could never love again
Track Name: Talk of the Town (Studio Take)
TALK OF THE TOWN

Live in a bloodshot, never stop look about it kinda town
Where you can get your fix in, lady line, anytime you are down
Hey Susie looks a better now
I often wonder how

I took the fast track, little lack, bought a new shiny car
But everybody knows that circus act will never get you very far
Haven't had a toke in a while
It's never been so hard to quit

And I belong further away over there
Sweet Jesus won't you take me

Hear the bum shout, knock em out, take a walk round the block
It'll take you to a bitter end, your oldest friend, a well deserved whisky shot
This one's to the talk of the town
Bartender one more round, then that's it
Track Name: Here's to the Laughable State (Studio Take)
HERE'S TO THE LAUGHABLE STATE (STUDIO TAKE)

I hit a pole on the side of the road
Did you hear, did you see?
They were coming after me

Had the cops in a furious state
I was smoking a tree
They were coming down me

It felt just like a dream or some foreign movie scene

Got the grade, I stared into the sun
Got a college degree
Fell victim to highway robbery
They're saying there ain't no job for me
Without a graduate degree
Shit...

Married young, yeah I guess that was dumb
My baby called me a creep
Now she's coming after half
You know I couldn't help but laugh
She's even smoking half my pack
Shit...