Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2014-03-25
Paul Bordelon/Andy Hawk

Story

Recorded live in the library at Potomac Falls High School in Sterling, Va., on November 4, 2013...

Lyrics

A weekend hippy writes unfinished books

a novel on a napkin, I sing to dirty looks

we're spitting out songs like sunflower seeds

on a day before April, a little bit off-key

 

CHORUS

That's just the rum talking / an hour going 'round and 'round

that's just the rum talking / the dirty hum of who we are / nothing is the way that it sounds

 

the city drugged with heat drains me of everything

my mind's estranged as I drink and sing

 

CHORUS

 

a weekend hippy / a clip-on Monday tie

a novel in a trash-bin / crumbled up with sighs

 

CHORUS

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2014-03-30
Andy Hawk

Lyrics

It’s one hundred, fifty-seven / underneath her cypress tree

She may say that it is heaven / but it feels like hell to me

I’m a sweaty carpetbagger / with a bellyful of wine

Dreaming ‘til I’m north of the Mason-Dixon Line

 

I can trace her silhouette in a / hazy, yellow afternoon

With this bottle as my pen / but the ink is empty soon

Magnolias in her bedroom / used to get me every time

Now fumes are my companion, north, of the Mason-Dixon Line

                         

Lord, I miss the snow in Pittsburgh / and the Massachusetts fall

And the moon in old Ohio / Lake Michigan, it calls

But they’ll never match the sweetness / of her honeysuckle sighs

Down below the Mason-Dixon Line / Down below the Mason-Dixon Line

 

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2014-03-30
Andy Hawk

Lyrics

Fabulous Moolah came to my hometown

She’d wrestle for your heart and soul and leave ‘em all facedown

Killem Gillem came along and jumped into the ring

She hit the bell and gave ‘em hell and Moolah took a swing

 

Moolah slapped her made-up face and headed for the ropes

She bounced around, took Killem down, we thought she had no hope

Killem Gillem grabbed some hair and showed it to the crowd

We cheered and screamed and, man, it seemed that some of us meowed

 

CHORUS

                Lipstick and dynamite

                Flying through the air to join the fight

                Lipstick and dynamite

                I could watch you roll around all night

 

Killem Gillem pulled a move and ended up on top

She climbed as far as she could go and did a belly-flop

Moolah ducked and held her luck and took old Gillem down

She wrapped her leg and made her beg and kept her champion’s crown

 

She waved goodbye, the crowd all sighed as Moolah lef the stage

Soaked in sweat and cigarettes we staggered in a daze

They took off for another town before we stormed the bus

They blew kisses in the air, we swore they were for us

 

CHORUS

 

One, two, three, you’re counted out

One, two, three, beyond a doubt, I love

 

CHORUS

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2014-03-30
Chuck Bordelon/Andy Hawk

Lyrics

Just a little while ago / I almost lost the dawn

Blackbird on a lonely wire was waiting / But my mind was gone

 

Ever get the feeling you’re driving away from all you know

The rear-view tears at you / the pull of the undertow

 

and the people recede

into the too-huge world in calico

And you know it’s time for letting go

It’s time for letting go

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2014-03-30
Andy Hawk

Lyrics

Strippers in Toledo off Highway 51

got nothing on you, bad girl, they’re just part of the fun

Peeling Reptileland in Pennsylvania’s fine

We’ll drive through Kansas to the largest ball of twine

 

Oh, how we love another tourist trap

grab the cooler and we’ll head on back

Another roadside attraction

 

South of Border went to Pedroland

Met Elvis the monkey at Affie’s Ice Cream stand

Took my picture at Four Corners, USA

Well, I had parts of me in all them different states

 

Oh, how we love another tourist trap

Grab the cooler and we’ll head on back

Another roadside attraction

 

There’s a price to pay for being alive

You’ll never shake it if you duck and dive

But if you don’t go, you will never arrive

The land rolls on like the ocean meets the sky

Nothing wrong with always wondering why

Another roadside attraction

 

I read that Jesus came back, they put him in a cage

And for a ticket price you can drive through and get saved

 

we’re so lost we’ll never need a map

leave the cooler, we ain’t heading back

another roadside attraction

another roadside attraction

another roadside attraction

 

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2014-03-30
Chuck Bordelon/Andy Hawk

Lyrics

I saw you in the neon night / shining brighter

it was June and 17 / who could fight it?

 

you filled the blanks along the way / like a crossword

and when you said, "It's time to go," / I wrote it backwards

 

the kind of night that leaves you stunned

we took a midnight run

 

the ocean couldn't hold the sun / then I kissed you

was it too early or too late? / I knew I'd miss you

 

you have to live with all and none

when you take a midnight run

 

life's in circles, catch the tail / life's in circles, catch the tail

 

you take your moments one by one

when you take a midnight run

 

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2014-03-30
Paul Bordelon/Andy Hawk

Lyrics

I'm an honest man, you just gotta watch me some

when I steal from you, I'll claim I'm Robin Hood

I think it's time I went to Hollywood

 

My life is full of moonshine memories

I tell the truth and I almost tell it good

I'll call you when I get to Hollywood

 

I'll find the facts, and write 'em with a slant

and I'll explode, in every likelihood

and then I'll be a star in Hollywood

 

If I can't find the news, I'll bite a dog

I'll get a plastic face and attitude

I'll change my name to Andy Hollywood

 

Andy Hawk & The Train Wreck Endings
2014-03-30
Andy Hawk

Lyrics

It’s 3 a.m. and I can’t help but wonder what went wrong

Though I fill my glass, it looks half-empty to me

I’m misty eyed and true and tried, alone with all I fear

 I can’t go back or forward while I’m here

 

CHORUS

There’s a darkness in the air That seems to guide me all the time

So I pour another drink / hope that I don’t sink

 Well, you know, I think too much I think too much

 

 I hit the bar, grab a stool, and I hang on like death

Surrounded by the booze but still alone

 I look for answers in the faces of the clientele

 But questions are the only things they’ve known

 

CHORUS

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