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The BARSTOW PROPHETS

 

MEET The Barstow Prophets

 

In 2013 guitarists Chris Whelton and Michael Bacarella formed the Barstow Prophets in Temecula California. From the beginning the band had one goal,to "step off the ledge and play your ass off" in front of live audiences. Whelton & Bacarella quickly recruited Leonard Wallace on congas and Miles Denney on drums. In 2015 Mike Miller joined the band replacing Bacarella on guitar, and Ryan Berkowsky became a full-time member on harmonica. In 2017 Jack McBroom joined the band as the permanent bass player. Mike Bacarella now works as a studio musician in Los Angeles but still appears with the band as a special guest along with Paul Spees on Hammond organ and Dennis Dean as the second drummer. For the past four years the band has performed at local wineries, brewpubs, clubs, bars and private functions. The band has released three full length original music albums: "Well, If I'd Known She Was Your Sister...."(2015) "Just American Music"(2016) and "The Family Business"(2017) all available at iTunes, Spotify, CDbaby and on this page. Today the Barstow Prophets are starting to perform at larger venues and events. We are always interested in meeting our fans both in person and on-line, so please shoot us a message with your thoughts or introduce yourself at a gig. Thank you for your interest in the band.

Chris Whelton - vocals, lead guitar

Mike Miller - vocals, lead guitar

Ryan Berkowsky - vocals, harmonica

Jack McBroom - bass

Miles Denney - drums

Dennis Dean - druums

Paul Spees - Hammond B3 organ

Leonard Wallace - congas

 

 

 
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2018 gig Dates

The Band is always available to play special events, charity events, private parties, local clubs and venues and wineries. Please contact Chris at (760) 815 7984 about booking the band. Here are the current dates for 2018:

 

March 2018 - Roller Coaster Studios Burbank, CA - The band will be in studio throughout March and April recording our 4th full length cd or original music. Look for a target release date of June 1st, 2018. All cds are available on CDBaby.com, and on all major streaming music sites such as Spotify.com and Pandora.com 

Friday March 23, - The Winchester Wild West Club, Winchester California

Sunday April 15th - Monte De Oro Winery, Temecula California 

Friday May 18th, The Temecula Valley Cheese Company, Old Town Temecula, California

Friday June 29th, The Temecula Valley Cheese Company Old Town Temecula, California

Saturday July 28th, Lorimar Winery, Temecula California

Sunday August 19th, Monte De Oro Winery, Temecula, California  

 

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The Family Business

by The Barstow Prophets

The Family Business copyright 2017 On their third cd The Barstow Prophets return to their strength, straight ahead 70's influenced guitar rock'n roll. The single from the cd, Walk Away, features guest guitarist Gino Matteo blazing away as the band pays tribute to early Rolling Stones anthems. The balance of the cd also includes nods to Little Feat (Drinking With The Dead) and Jimi Hendrix (Less Than One). The surprise track on the album is Match, which has a very Chris Stapleton feel to it.    

THE LYRICS - Because no one can tell what the hell Chris is saying..........

All music, lyrics and arraignments by Christopher J. Whelton, copyright/BMI 2015, 2016, 2017 respectively.

CD#1 - Well, If I'd Known She Was Your Sister............(2015)

1. Little Ole You

The last time I saw you, you were standing in the rain, drunk on wine, you were feeling no pain

raising hell, with no place to go, you were blaming people we don't even know

Oh come on baby, you know that it's true

the only one who ever ruined your life was just, little ole you

We'll the kids are grown, they don't need us anymore, those pretty boys stopped knocking on your door

we got debts to pay, but the moneys all gone, you burned your friends so they just moved on

Oh come on baby, you know that it's true,

The only one who ever ruined your life is just, little ole you

Now wait wait don't tell me, someone else is to blame, before you point that crooked finger, honey give us a name

oh come on baby, you know that it's true

the only one who ever ruined your life is just, little ole you

Personal notes: I wrote this in the depths of divorce. I was angry and hurt. I regret it. It was mean and I apologize. Musically, it captured everything I wanted, the whole "Exile ON Main street" vibe and simple song structure. The telecaster is tuned to open G.  

2. 6am in Charlotte

I promise I'll be good, I promise I'll come home, I promise that I won't ignore, all your message on my phone

I just need a little time, off of that damn clock, and I'm not running away from you, but I might take a walk

And now it's 6 am in Charlotte, and I can't buy a drink, two hours to catch a plane but not enough time to think

we should be working in our garden, we should be laying in our bed, It's just 6am in Charlotte, and baby you're still in my head

Well I don't need another round, cause there's no answers in my glass, And I promise not to explain myself, if you promise not to ask

I just need a little time, off of that damn clock, and I'm not running away from you, but I might take a walk

And now it's 6 am in Charlotte, and I can't buy a drink, two hours to catch a plane but not enough time to think

we should be working in our garden, we should be laying in our bed, It's just 6am in Charlotte, and baby you're still in my head

and now It's 6am in Charlotte, it's just 6am in Charlotte,, it's just 6am in Charlotte, that means it's 5am in Nashville

Personal Notes: I wrote 90% of the song on the back of a paper bag in terminal B of the Charlotte International Airport, where they do not serve alcohol until 10am. Mike Bacarella did a great job channeling Toy Caldwell on the guitar solo.

3. The Girlfriend Song

I got a girlfriend, she's a pain in my ass, I love that girl, but every time that I ask

for a little bit of her time she's got something to do

I'm thinking maybe she's got someone on the side, I'm thinking maybe she's got something to hide

I'm at the pint I could do a little cheat'in too

and every time we argue, I hurts my ach'in head, and honey I can't remember, half the shit you've said

so if you want me to be in your life you need to do just a little more, cause those foot steps down the hall, are me walking out your door

yes if you want me to be in your life, you need to do just a little more, cause those foot steps that your hearing are me walking out your door

Turn off that TV and get rid of that phone, tell all the girlfriends that you won't be home

you better hope, that it's not too late

Put on that dress with the zipper on the side, come here and show me you got nothing to hide

I did the job, now it's time to get paid

and every time we argue, I hurts my ach'in head, and honey I can't remember, half the shit you've said

so if you want me to be in your life you need to do just a little more, cause those foot steps down the hall, are me walking out your door

yes if you want me to be in your life, you need to do just a little more, cause those foot steps that your hearing are me walking out your door

Personal Notes: The key to the whole song is the BB King lick.

4. Drinking On Sunday Morning

Take a left on Olive, about half a mile down, And everyone's a movie star in every diner in this town

I paid the bill for breakfast, and I ordered up a beer, the waitress just laughed at me and said get on outa here

and I don't need your permission, to drive up to LA, I'm never gonna be famous, but I love to get away

I write a little music, you know we play it now and then, and I'm just drinking on Sunday morning, and you're mad at me again.

Well Mikey can play guitar, and Jordan sure can sing, me and Miles, we know our parts, and we know what to bring

I met a man from a big time band, that's gonna help us find our sound, well three hundred dollars later, well I was face down on the ground

and I don't need your permission, to drive up to LA, I'm never gonna be famous, but I love to get away

I write a little music, you know we play it now and then, and I'm just drinking on Sunday morning, and you're mad at me again

and oooooh baby don't talk to the neighbors, please don't yell at me on the phone, if you must know the truth, I'm happier alone

and I don't need your permission, to drive up to LA, I'm never gonna be famous, but I love to get away

I write a little music, you know we play it now and then, and I'm just drinking on Sunday morning, and you're mad at me again

I'm just drinking on Sunday morning, and your mad at me again, I'm just drunk on Sunday morning, and your mad, mad at me again, mad at me again

Personal Notes: Wrote this song sitting on Dave Newton's picknick table outside his studio, on a Sunday morning, drinking a beer, waiting for my turn to record guitar parts. If you must know the truth, I'm happier alone.

5. Locomotive

Well baby you know I love you, and you know that my love is true, but every man has his limits, so before I say we're thru

you've got to kiss me with those ruby lips, and tell me that I'm your man, just come on over here and love me, you've got to make me understand

oh honey get onboard, you now what I want to do

I want to love you like a locomotive, I want to roll you all through the night

I want to fan those flames and watch the fire grow higher, and burn all through the night

I want to take you down a one-way track, to a place that you've never seen

I want to pull your hair, and make your scared, and hear that whistle scream

so honey get on board, you know what I want to do, I want to love you like a locomotive

I want to love you like a locomotive

Well I caught me a train out of Boston, and I took it up to Montreal, I got me a gal in ole 31 and I hope my rig don't stall

you've got to kiss me with those ruby lips, and tell me that I'm your man, just come on over here and love me, you've got to make me understand

oh honey get onboard, you now what I want to do

I want to love you like a locomotive, I want to roll you all through the night

I want to fan those flames and watch the fire grow higher, and burn all through the night

I want to take you down a one-way track, to a place that you've never seen

I want to pull your hair, and make your scared, and hear that whistle scream

so honey get on board, you know what I want to do, I want to love you like a locomotive

I want to love you like a locomotive

Personal Notes: Lyrics on the 2nd verse are from J. Giles Hard Driving Man. It's a nod to what a great live band they were before they wrote sappy pop songs on the 80's.

6. I stopped Trying To Forget You

Well just the other day, well I swear I heard your name, and deep inside my heart, I felt that old familiar pain

I've got a lovely wife, you know I've got a happy home, but when I think of you, I still feel all alone

so tell me baby, how does a man, ever let go of what he can't understand

I'll tell you a secret, and I swear nobody knows, I stopped trying to forget you, honey a long time ago

and you can look right at me, and I swear it does not show, I stopped trying to forget you, honey a long time ago

So tell me darling, how did it all work out for you, that little boy you found, did he make your dreams come true

and sometimes late at night, do you ever think about your life, can you tell me, do you think we did it right

so tell me baby, how does a man, ever let go of what he can't understand

I'll tell you a secret, and I swear nobody knows, I stopped trying to forget you, honey a long time ago

and you can look right at me, and I swear it does not show, I stopped trying to forget you, honey a long time ago

I'll tell you a secret, and I swear nobody knows, I stopped trying to forget you, honey a long time ago

and you can look right at me, and I swear it does not show, I stopped trying to forget you, honey a long time ago

Personal Notes: It's complicated.....

7. The Devil Wears A Skirt

When I was just a boy, I had a lot of toys, cars and bars and old guitars where all I'd ever need

Then I became a man, with money in my hand, and I saw just how cruel this world can be

The devil wears a skirt, and I promise this will hurt, and the reason uncle Jack is always dressed in black 

is the devil wears a skirt

I ain't afraid of pain, I ain't afraid of dy'in, the bank can have it all, and you won't find me cry'in

but no matter where you are and no matter where you go, there's just one little lesson that every man must know

The devil wears a skirt, and I promise this will hurt, the reason uncle Jack, is always dressed in black 

is the devil wears a skirt

and don't try to tell me that all we need is love, my prayers where answered with a warning from above

the devil wears a skirt, and I promise this will hurt, the reason uncle Jack, is never coming back

is the devil wears a skirt 

Personal Notes: Yep, that's pretty much how I felt about it when I wrote the song. 

8. Blue Plate Special - Instrumental

9. Coming Back To You

Let me write you a letter, let me give you a kiss, let me try to thank you, for all of this

No matter where I go, and no matter what I do, I'm coming back to you

And life is good, in our house up on the hill, I know you love me, and I know you always will

I can hold my breath, and I can bite my tongue, but when I get restless, I just come undone

So baby let me go, cause we both know that it's true, I'm coming back to you

and life is good in our house up on the hill, I know you love me, and I know you always will.

And life is good in our house up on the hill, you know I love you and you know I always will

Personal Notes: I rarely rarely rarely write music or lyrics at the request of another person, but I could not turn down a life long friend.

10. Dead Man's Blues

Well little girl, I found out, you been ly'in, and what you're ll about

been ly'in too, almost every night, it's just the way we are, so honey let's not fight

and when it's come's to love, honey we're the worst, I might be going to my grave, but you'll be going first

I loved your mamma, your sister too, it wasn't hard cause thy reminds me of you

you took my best friend home with you last night, you didn't care if it was wrong or it was right

and when it comes to love, honey we're the worst, I might be going to my grave, but you'll be going first

Long black veil, dead man's shoes, well tell our friends, spread the news

when you've been bad, your day will come, we might be gone, but we had a little fun

and when it comes to love, honey we're the worst, I might be going to my grave, but you'll be going first

And we deserve each other for eternity, I might be sleeping in a box, you'll be next to me 

Personal Notes: An obvious nod to John Lee Hooker, and my usual song writing recipe of happy catchy music over really dark lyrics.

11. Valley Of The Sun

Well they moved out to the desert to find a better life, to be a sober husband and to be a faithful wife

but you can't run from what you are, you've got to live with what you've done, and there's no shade from the truth in the valley of the sun

So at night time they look down, upon those cute lights, and dream about a second chance, to make it all go right

but you can't hide from what you are, you got to live with what you've done, and there's no shade from the truth in the valley of the sun

So lets's drive through the cotton, with a cold drink in our hand, and I'll pretend that I still love you and you'll accept me as I am

I dreampt I'd find true love, I never said you were the one, and there's no shade from the truth in the valley of then sun 

and ooooooh, baby I'm bored with you, and oooooh I know you're bored with me too

So let's drive through the cotton with a cold drink in our hand, and I'll pretend that I still love you and you'll accept me as I am

I prayed I'd find true love,I never said you were the one, and there's no shade from the truth in the valley of the sun 

No you've got to live with what's you've done, in the valley of the sun. (cha cha cha)

Personal Notes: Pretty much just sat back and watched the drama for a weekend and walked away with the song. 

12. Fillmore East - Instrumental

 

CD#2 - JUST AMERICAN MUSIC (2016)

1. Miss Louisiana

Miss Louisiana, oh you've been so good to me, you opened my eyes so that I could finally see

It was not a crime, to have a heart made out of glass, cause love is always waiting, and the pain will always pass

Oh Miss Louisiana

Miss Louisiana, well I hope there comes a day, when your demons have all been slayed and the bad blood goes away

well we all want somebody, who can just love us the way we are, so let be bite your neck, honey, let me kiss those scars 

Miss Louisiana

Oh Miss Louisiana, should we have a little fun, you bring the shovel, and I'll bring the gun

And we can lay our past to rest, and just walk away, cause no one want an explanation when there's nothing left to say

Oh Miss Louisiana

Personal Notes: The product of an incredible trip to New Orleans, another world. 

2. Fears To Bed

It's so hard to know these days, nobody's got the time, You're taking care of yours and I'm taking care of mine

It's so hard to know these days, just who's for real, some people were born to love and others were born to steal

So let me tell you something, something that I might have said, I think it's time we just shut up and put these fears to bed

So are we headed north or are we headed south? There's nothing like an ultimatum to leave a bad taste in your mouth

I can see your point of view but baby can you see mine? Lets just flip a coin and pack the truck and finally spend a little time

So let me tell you something, something that I might have said, I think it's time we just shut up and put these fears to bed

Personal Note: At some point you just have to make a decision

3. Nobody's Waiting

It was nice to see you there tonight, I know I can never make things right

But you don't know how things might be, so if you're wondering what's up with me

Nobody's waiting for me to come to bed, nobody's hanging, on the last word that I said

you know my nights are pretty quiet and I've got no one else to blame

Nobody's waiting to whisper my name

So never judge a book by it's cover, never want the life of another

Cause you never know how things might be, some people got scars that you can't see

Nobody's waiting for me to come to bed, nobody's hanging, on the last word that I said

you know my nights are pretty quiet and I've got no one else to blame

Nobody's waiting to whisper my name

Nobody's waiting for me to come to bed, nobody's listening to a god dam thing I said

you know my nights are pretty quiet and I've got no one else to blame

Nobody's waiting to whisper my name

Personal Note: Straight outta Nashville......break their heart.

4. Misery

If I admit that I don't love you no more, who'll ever take a chance on me

You can find the courage to walk out that door but you're never really free

Life ain't fair and love ain't blind, don't look too close or you might find

this isn't your life anymore

And if we're finally gonna tell the truth, it's a huge relief to me

I didn't want to send the rest of my life just a living in Misery

You know I've got issues that could fill a book, I never said that it was just you

But when you don't know who you're living with you don't know what to do

call it cruel or call it survival, baby we're in flames and you're in denial

and I can't fix what I can't see

And if we're finally gonna tell the truth, it's a huge relief to me

I didn't want to send the rest of my life just a living in Misery

And when another woman calls my name, I'll deal with the guilt and the shame

and when I finally cross that line, I'm probably just gonna lose my mind

And if we're finally gonna tell the truth, it's a huge relief to me

I didn't want to send the rest of my life just a living in Misery

Personal Note: Life ain't fair and love ain't blind.

5. Dead or Lost

I'm waiting, I'm waiting, to see you again, to hold you, to hold you, and ask you when

I can love you, and whisper in your ear, I'm waiting, I'm waiting, to have you near

And I......I, don't care what it costs, without you oh without you, I'm either dead or lost, dead to lost

It's raining, it's raining, I can't get out of bed, there's a rusty sledgehammer, smashing in my head

and no one can hear me, screaming out your name, it's raining, it's raining, and I'm going insane

And I......I, don't care what it costs, without you oh without you, I'm either dead or lost, dead to lost

And I......I, don't care what it costs, without you oh without you, I'm either dead or lost, dead to lost

Personal Note: Pixies

6. Raining In New Orleans

It took a lifetime to get here, and now I'm walking these streets alone

well down deep in my heart, you know I guess I've always known

I never gave you a reason to love me, I never tried with all my heart

so it should come as no surprise, that we're so far apart

and now it's raining in New Orleans so you know I'm in a bar

just starring a pict of you standing next to my old car

just wishing I could see you smile, and everything that means

but I just wasn't the one, and now it's raining in New Orleans

Your mommas waiting across the Ponchatraine, your daddy would be so proud of the way you wear his name

I know you never meant to hurt me baby, you have to do what you had to do

and I've got nothing but love and respect, when I still dream of you

and now it's raining in New Orleans so you know I'm in a bar

just starring a pict of you standing next to my old car

just wishing I could see you smile, and everything that means

but I just wasn't the one, and now it's raining in New Orleans

and now it's raining in New Orleans so you know I'm in a bar

just starring a pict of you standing next to my old car

just wishing I could see you smile, and everything that means

but I just wasn't the one, and now it's raining in New Orleans

Personal Note: Written on a napkin, at the bar, in a bar in the French Quarter, at 2:00 in the afternoon, drinking bourbon while a rainstorm passed through. 

7. Pasadena

Well maybe I was wrong, and may be you were right, but I don't won't to fight about it, again tonight

yeah maybe I was selfish, thats probably true, but it's a little late to apologize to you

and when we met in Pasadena out behind our old hotel, and I gave you back your things, well that just hurt me like hell

and you say it doesn't matter, what will be is what will be well here 's little secret, it mattered to me

well maybe you could grow up, and finally let go of the past, and finally walk out of that little town, God knows I asked

Or maybe it's really over, and this is just how love goes, so don't bother to tell your dad, cause he already knows

and when we met in Pasadena out behind our old hotel, and I gave you back your things, well that just hurt me like hell

and you say it doesn't matter, what will be is what will be well here 's little secret, it mattered to me

and when we met in Pasadena out behind our old hotel, and I gave you back your things, well that just hurt me like hell

and you say it doesn't matter, what will be is what will be well here 's little secret, it mattered to me

Personal Note: It really did hurt like hell. 

8. Ole Number 7

Well it's like climbing a mountain one step at a time, so have a little faith in your heart and mine

it's like taking a walk down the middle of the road, it's like feeling my age but not feeling old

oh baby dancing with you's like a small piece of heaven, like a half full glass of ole number 7

and we can be what we want to be, just have a little faith you, oooh have a little faith in me

It's like finding a cabin way back in the woods, and doing what I want and not what I should 

it's like waking me up in the middle of the night just to tell me that I'm wrong when you know that I'm right

oh baby dancing with you's like a small piece of heaven, like a half full glass of ole number 7

and we can be what we want to be, just have a little faith you, oooh have a little faith in me

I got a shark skin suit I got a rattlesnake tie, I'm only 55 and I ain't afraid to die

I got a sixteen year old boy be a hell of a man, and I tell him that I love him every chance that I can

oh baby dancing with you's like a small piece of heaven, like a half full glass of ole number 7

and we can be what we want to be, just have a little faith you, oooh have a little faith in me

Personal Note: Written on a napkin on the front porch of the Chitaqua Dining Hall in Boulder Colorado

9. 12 Bottles of Wine

So I moved out to the edge of town, I couldn't stand to be around

all the places that we used to go, all the people that we used to know

and now theres 12 bottles of wine hanging on my kitchen wall, if I drink one, I'm probably gonna drink them all

cause it would take a river of booze to wash away this pain, and every able has got your wicked name

I still got your picture in my truck, I know it brings me, the wrong kind of luck

but at this point baby I don't care, you can leave, but you're still right here 

and now theres 12 bottles of wine hanging on my kitchen wall, if I drink one, I'm probably gonna drink them all

cause it would take a river of booze to wash away this pain, and every able has got your wicked name

and oooooh what can I say, I might be sober, but I am not okay.

Theres a voice inside my head, there's a ghost on your side of the bed

and my preacher tells me well everyday a brand new start, but even God can't find what's left of my heart

and now theres 12 bottles of wine hanging on my kitchen wall, if I drink one, I'm probably gonna drink them all

cause it would take a river of booze to wash away this pain, and every able has got your wicked name

Personal Note: One night I looked at the wine rack in my kitchen. It had 12 bottles of wine. I though, well, that's probably not enough.......

10. Shamrock

I loved a girl named Maggie, with all my wretched heart, but a glass without a bottom tore our love apart

she cursed me and she threw me out upon the street, and swore she'd never hold me warm and tight beneath the sheets

and I am just a shamrock, so I don't feel no pain, I've got Boston in my heart I've got whiskey in my veins

my mother tried to teach me what was wrong and what was right, you can knock me down, I'll get back up and we'll have some fun tonight

Well you can find me in the church and you can find me in the jail, I pray that Jesus saves me and my family makes my bail

we built the mills and factories along the river Lowell, and when the devil comes a call'n please have mercy on my soul

and I am just a shamrock, so I don't feel no pain, I've got Boston in my heart I've got whiskey in my veins

my mother tried to teach me what was wrong and what was right, you can knock me down, I'll get back up and we'll have some fun tonight

we will dance and we can sing and raise our glasses high, and then I set my foot and clinch my fist and look you in the eye

I know my God I know my fate, a teardrop and a smile, there are no happy endings when you're from the emerald isle

and I am just a shamrock, so I don't feel no pain, I've got Boston in my heart I've got whiskey in my veins

my mother tried to teach me what was wrong and what was right, you can knock me down, I'll get back up and we'll have some fun tonight

Personal Note: I know my God, I know my fate.......

11. Ventura Breakdown

Meet me at the beach, down by the train, please greet me with that kiss, sweeter than sugar cane

walking by the water, just sitting in the sun, I dont have a thought in my head, cause all my work is done

and oooooh baby do you still love me? can't life just be easy for one day?

oh Ventura breakdown, a California beach town, I just need to slip away

I hope no body saw me, and I pray nobody calls me, cause I got nothing left to say

oh Ventura breakdown

Well I read the news, so I get the blues, just like any other man these days

and then I see you smile, and for a little while well all those blues have gone away 

and oooooh baby do you still love me? can't life just be easy for one day?

oh Ventura breakdown, a California beach town, I just need to slip away

I hope no body saw me, and I pray nobody calls me, cause I got nothing left to say

oh Ventura breakdown

oh Ventura breakdown, a California beach town, I just need to slip away

I hope no body saw me, and I pray nobody calls me, cause I got nothing left to say

oh Ventura breakdown

CD#3 - The Family Business - Copyright 2017

1. Walk Away

We hold on too long to the things that cause us pain, cause when they're gone, well life will never be the same

I don't want to sleep alone, I don't want to tell a lie, but when the writings on the wall, well you never have to lie

So if you've ever loved me, baby hear what I say, momma just let me go, while I can still walk away

I knew a woman with a guilty conscious and a big ole diamond ring, I knew a woman floating in a glass that couldn't remember a thing

I knew a woman that was never happy, always worried about her past, I know a woman that tried to be perfect, but that shit never lasts 

So if you've ever loved me, baby hear what I say, momma just let me go, while I can still walk away

I met a man with a jinx, in the third degree, staring into a broken mirror, he was looking back at me

I met a man with a broken heart, with no where left to hide, and I said brother that's what you get for sleeping with your pride

So if you've ever loved me, baby hear what I say, momma just let me go, while I can still walk away

Personal Note: Roxy Whelton 2005-2017, RIP

2. Hurt Me So Bad

Why you hurt me so bad, why you hurt me so bad, best love you've ever had, so why's you hurt me so bad

You want to change your life, you want to change your life, but you won't change a thing, so you can't change your life 

Don't want to be alone, don't want to be alone, but you only love yourself, thats why you're all alone

So why you hurt me so bad, why you hurt me so bad, best love you've ever had, so why's you hurt me so bad

Personal Note: If the shoe fits....

3. Match

I don't give a dam about your past, I like what I see, thats why I never ask

oh baby long blonde hair, and the sweetest smile, well I could get lost in you for a while

So darling take me, just take me off to bed, in the morning I will prove everything I've said, to you

Well you never know, what life might hold, some love is new and some is old

you can't spend your life, just living in fear, reach out your hand, hold out your hand, baby I'm right here

So darling take me, just take me off to bed, in the morning I will prove everything I've said, to you

And when your high and I've been drinking 7, we light the night just like a match, a match made in heaven

So darling take me, just take me off to bed, in the morning I will prove everything I've said, to you

And when your high and I've been drinking 7, we light the night just like a match, a match made in heaven

So darling take me, just take me off to bed, in the morning I will prove everything I've said, to you

And when your high and I've been drinking 7, we light the night just like a match, a match made in heaven

Personal Note: There's nothing more attractive than a positive person. 

4. Drinking With The Dead

Well nobody had to teach me how to empty a glass, and with my family history all my demons came to pass

and there were years I can't remember just a stumbling through this life, it's hard to tell that you're bleeding when you're the one holding the knife

and I would like to apologize to all those women I put to shame, but it's hard to make a list when you can't remember a name

and you will never find me just drunk out in the crowd, you'll never feel my anger, just shouting out loud

you'll never see my desperation in some terrible thing I said, the only time I touch the bottle is when I'm drinking with the dead

well I lost a brother, and I still don't understand, I said goodbye to a woman that was holding onto my hand

and I can face the biggest bastard thats just standing in front of me, but theres something about love and death that just brings me to my knees

and when I need somebody to just put me in my place, I just call a little tombstone company and they tell me to my face

and you will never find me just drunk out in the crowd, you'll never feel my anger, just shouting out loud

you'll never see my desperation in some terrible thing I said, the only time I touch the bottle is when I'm drinking with the dead

and you will never find me just drunk out in the crowd, you'll never feel my anger, just shouting out loud

you'll never see my desperation in some terrible thing I said, the only time I touch the bottle is when I'm drinking with the dead

and I know I'm not alone, I got to get that through my head, the only time I touch the bottle is when I'm drinking with the dead

Personal Note: Little Feat vibe, great job by Miles Denney on the horn parts in the studio. 

5. Fifteen Years

So I put down the bottle and I picked up the phone, my heart was pounding in my chest just wondering if you'd be home

and am I just seeing ghosts when I still think of you, but I have always wondered, did all your dreams all come true?

oh fifteen years, and ten thousand miles, about a million tears, it's really been a while, like a desert flower and like a country song, I use to know you now you're gone. 

See people always thought that it was me, but it was really you, just living life by the minute, never knowing what you might do

and when we laid down at night, well I was never the same, and I can still see your smile, do you still know my name?

oh fifteen years, and ten thousand miles, about a million tears, it's really been a while, like a desert flower and like a country song, I use to know you now you're gone. 

oh fifteen years, and ten thousand miles, about a million tears, it's really been a while, like a desert flower and like a country song, I use to know you now you're gone. 

Personal Note: You know who you are.

6. Less Than One - Instrumental

Personal Notes: Great job by Mike Bacarella, Ryan Berkowsky and Kevin McCourt playing our nod to Hendrix and SRV 

7. Pop Star

Turn down that noise, thats not really music, why can't you play the melody?

we give you a chance, you always abuse it, you're going to ruin this for me

just get on board with what we're doing here, just dance around with that guitar

nobody cares what you really play, you'll never be a pop star

You think too much, you try too hard, you're alway looking for something new

put on these shades, stand over here, why do I have to take care of you?

so get on board with what we're doing here, just dance around with that guitar

nobody cares what you really play, you'll never be a pop star

so get on board with what we're doing here, just dance around with that guitar

nobody cares what you really play, you'll never be a pop star

you'll never be a pop star, you'll never be a pop star, don't want to be a pop star

Personal Note: F pop music. 

8. Hurricane Jane

She left her life in her rear view mirror, a wedding dress that never fit

and they said you'll be back by morning, but she knew this time this was it

she went to school and got a little apartment, found a little job for a little pay

it should have been just a happy ending, but sometimes life don't work out that way

oh hurricane jane

she leaves a path of destruction, she comes and goes in the night, just waiting for the next seduction, to make it right........oh hurricane jane

Now she doesn't mind if you tell her you want her, but she just doesn't want anything to change

just never tell her that you love her, cause those words they just feel strange

and how do you save the dead, how do you unwind the past? how do you calm the ripple in the water, after the stones already been cast?.......oh hurricane Jane 

she leaves a path of destruction, she comes and goes in the night, just waiting for the next seduction, to make it right........oh hurricane jane

she leaves a path of destruction, she comes and goes in the night, just waiting for the next seduction, to make it right........oh hurricane jane, oh hurricane jane, oh hurricane jane 

Personal Note: 

9. Love You From A Distance

Oh baby you will never know, well just how hard I fell for you, I try to never let it show, just keep on smiling and pushing through

but I love your kids, and I love their laugh, and I know you would have been, would have been my better half

so let me love you from a distance, let me dream of you tonight, it doesn't matter that we wen't happily ever after

oooooh it's gonna be alright, if I can love you from a distance

well I'm my own worst enemy, just never knowing how I feel, I'm always looking for a sign, to know if it's really real

but I love your kids, and I love their laugh, and I know you would have been, would have been my better half

so let me love you from a distance, let me dream of you tonight, it doesn't matter that we wen't happily ever after

oooooh it's gonna be alright, if I can love you from a distance

Personal Notes: classic Gin Blossoms, the ooooh and aaahs are the key to the song, last minute mandolin

10. St. Anne Stomp

Well your momma taught you how to be polite, your daddy taught you how to have a little fun at night

you don't need no man leading you around, you don't let other women ever talk you down

oh come on baby, you know what I mean, you've got the brightest smile I have ever seen

So can I take you to the Quarter tonight, we can dance a little dance, under the pale moonlight

take a little walk baby hand in hand, make a little memory, down on St. Anne

oh come on baby, you know what I mean, you've got the brightest smile I have ever seen

oh come on baby, you know what I mean, you've got the brightest smile I have ever seen

Personal Note: Violinist Diego Lavalle Mondragon nailed the cajun fiddle vibe on this track.

11. As Long As You'll Have Me

As long as you'll have me, as long as you do, at the end of the evening, I'm coming home to you

As long as you want me, and everything thing is alright, I swear I'll whisper your name, when we turn out the light

but three years of hotels, well they don't make a happy home, honey I need more than just sleeping with this phone

As long as you need me, waking up bye your side, I have a little more patience, I'll have a little less pride

As long as you love me, if thats how you feel, you can fall in my arms, cause I know this is real

but three years of hotels, well they don't make a happy home, honey I need more than just sleeping with this phone

As long as you'll have me, as long as you do, at the end of the evening, I'm coming home to you

aaaaah -oooooooooooh

Personal Note:  Goofing on Roy Orbison and company.