Rock And Raw

by The Cracks

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These are song written and recorded between 2005 and 2013.

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released April 1, 2007

The Cracks

Cover art: "Orbetello - Latrine" used under GNU General Public License.

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Track Name: Rock and Raw
It's been around for fifty years
It's still something parents fear
So much emotion in three chords
Turn it up and dance some more

Ain't nobody gonna buy this track
Ain't nobody listens to your crap
Ain't no response when I call
Rock and Raw

I just love when the story's told
Of Memphis and of Liverpool
How Keith Richards learned his riffs
Nicking Berry's golden licks

But who would sign a bloody contract
With corporate raiders riding your back
The weak will rise and the strong will fall
Rock and Raw

I hear they're downloading in London
Sharing files in New York
Home recording in L.A.
Even ripping music in China

Who said the music had to be tight
It's just got to make us dance all night
Peggy Sue is having a ball
Rock and Raw

Ain't nobody gonna watch your back
A million songs sound just like that
Don't ever let the connection stall
Rock and Raw

Ain't nobody gonna buy this track
Ain't nobody listens to your crap
Ain't no response when I call
Rock and Raw

But who would sign a bloody contract
With corporate raiders riding your back
The weak will rise and the strong will fall
Rock and Raw

Who said the music had to be tight
It's just got to make us dance all night
Peggy Sue is having a ball
Rock and Raw

Ain't nobody gonna watch your back
A million songs sound just like that
Don't ever let the connection stall
Rock and Raw
Track Name: Lo-Fi Band
I never had ambition
To make a name for myself
I can't play any instrument
At least not too well

But I met up with Seth
He's got an ax and amp
And Joey bangs on the drums
We're a lo-fi band
We're a lo-fi band

We don't really gig out much
Maybe twice a month
Any money that we do make
We spend on beer and junk

But I love the feeling
When a chick says she's a fan
I know my time is well spent
In my lo-fi band
We're a lo-fi band

If we do recordings
They're on cheap cassettes
We don't mix out any noises
It's as good as good can get

So good luck with your CD's
All you myspace friends
We'll just sit back chillin'
In our lo-fi band
We're a lo-fi band
Track Name: Stay With You
How can I resist
The passion of your kiss
How can I deny
The joy that waits inside

Where can I go
If I turn away
Darling you must know
What I can't say
You know my every way
You know that I will stay with you

Darling I love you
Darling you know it's true
Track Name: Head Up High
Head up high
When you're out on the street
Head up high
When they spit at your feet
You're a proud woman
Walk with you head up high

He's down low
Out in the park
But he don't know
You'll break his heart
Don't wave goodbye
Just walk with you head up high

Head up high
When they loose their cool
Head up high
When they change the rules
No explanations
Walk with you head up high

They will sit
In judgment of you
They will fib
And tell lies too
But they can't deny
When you walk with your head up high

They will cut
You out of your share
They will f***
You and tell you it's fair
They won't even try
When you walk with your head up high

Head up high
Stay quick on the draw
Head up high
Love will break your fall
Brush you self off
And walk with your head up high

Head up high
When you're out on the street
Head up high
When they spit at your feet
You're a proud woman
Walk with you head up high

Head up high
Head up high
Head up high
Track Name: World In Motion
I don't think you understand
All the money changing hands
You can't hold on to your cash
Want it all you spend so fast

I don't think you saved enough
I don't think you called their bluff
Get your child prepared for war
Profit margin must grow more

World in motion, cosmic sea
Sweet devotion, bend those knees
World of order, shine the light
Will you be my love tonight

I don't think the end is near
Pop yourself another beer
After all we are the blessed
Listen to me pound my chest

Who cares what the price of gas
Cheney loves us kissing ass
Buying Halliburton stock
Every time a soldier drops

One more nickle, one more dime
Wave the banner, party line
Put your mouth on loaded guns
Touch of danger half the fun

The ice is thin where we walk
Someone listens when we talk
Every channel instant sage
Internet e-Gilded Age

China, Iran, Iraq too
Playing games reserved for you
Slap the knuckles, broken rules
Making teachers look like fools

Everything is breaking down
Meet at Walmart sacred ground
By an item lose a job
We're too fat to form a mob
Track Name: Coming Up For Air
Apathy and luxury
Are walking hand in hand
Dummies on my new T.V.
But me no comprehend

Did you hear the latest story
No one is breathing there
Just as they are clearing bodies
I'm coming up for air

Foreign wars for oil whores
Huge contract overruns
Elections fixed by sleazy pricks
Thank God the good guys won

Did you hear the general order
The fighting wasn't fair
They held my head beneath the water
I'm coming up for air

Creeps in bed are giving head
To dirty money man
Sheets are stained bloody remains
They rammed it up my can

Did you read the legislation
It's buried deep somewhere
They want to tax our suffocation
I'm coming up for air
Track Name: Born To Be Blue
We hoped love was blind
And our faults were hard to find
We had one fatal flaw
We tried to hide it all

And hard times are nothing new
We were born to be blue

You were young and strong
And I thought you do no wrong
We laughed at those who cried
But our love was crushed by pride

So we live with darker moods
We were born to be blue

Now your mind is all a wreck
And my soul is old and sick
We can't keep in time
Our songs just don't rhyme

And we play out of tune
We were born to be blue
Track Name: Love Shot Straight
Love shot straight
Messing up my mind
Like a belt of gin
Tricks me every time
Love, it's like that

Love shot straight
Racing through my veins
Like the pusher's junk
Kickin' is no game
Love, it's like that

Is love everything
That you thought it'd be?
I'm glad I'm with you
Are you glad that you're with me?

Love shot straight
Like a .44
Rips right through my heart
Knocks me to the ground
Love, it's like that
Love, it's like that
Love, it's like that
Love, it's like that
Track Name: Till the End
Your tsunami love swamps my heart
Wave after wave crashes in

Till the end
Till the end

Your hurricane love blows me away
Passion swirling in the wind

Till the end
Till the end

Come my friend
Love me again

Till the end
Till the end
Track Name: Here Today
There's no guarantee
Whatever will be
Take a look at me
Tell me what you see

Work and play
Joy and sorrow
Here today
Gone tomorrow, yea

Treasure what I've got
I took my best shot
Have and have not
I'm casting my lot

Work and play
Joy and sorrow
Here today
Gone tomorrow, yea