Here's To Feeling Good All The Time

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The Creak is:
Joe Boone
Korey Kassir
Chris Underwood
Joe Readel
Ryan Lim

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released February 6, 2011

All songs by The Creak
Recorded, produced, and mixed by Margrit Eichler at Absolutely True Sound, San Francisco, CA
Mastered by Gary Hobish at A. Hammer Productions
Artwork by Aimee Pepper

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The Creak San Francisco, California

The Creak plays an action-packed mix of music rooted in the bluegrass tradition while drawing inspiration from sources as varied as the Beatles, the Bill Evans Trio, the Hot Club of France, James Brown and Slayer. With a hard-swinging rhythm section, memorable melodies, and beautiful instrumental interplay, The Creak captivates. ... more

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Track Name: The Best Of The Worst
turn them sheets over so the blood don't show
no explanation for the way she had to go
just up and left me on that beautiful day
drowning again feel my hair turning grey

she left a ring and a knot you couldn't tie
she stole my toothpaste and never said goodbye
a voice above told her she couldn't stay
that's alright, it's better this way

walking with a Cain I've got hell toupee
she raps all night but she ain't got shit to say
the water's risen to the point of no return
she started running as that bridge began to burn

as that bridge began to burn

she left a ring and a knot you couldn't tie
she stole my toothpaste and never said goodbye
a voice above told her she couldn't stay
that's alright, it's better this way
Track Name: Beaten
Standing tall with brow beaten by the ground, the scar crossed his chest with a whisper in that heart
He heard the words again as he did that day, please don't go I love you dear
Stubborn callous man that he was shrugged it all off with a smile and a kiss
He'd learn today that he's never coming back to hold the one who felt so near

Step right up son and sign up on that dotted line, your soul belongs to us
Promised candy guts a gun and glory, lies down to the blood
Learn to breed breathe run like one of us, hidden amongst the same
We'll love you forever and a day, so long as you don't ask why, so long as you don't ask why

Another day another man is caught and snared, shoulders pumped with his nose up in the air
Masked men fall off, without a sound, a medal for the death of an enemy
Returning home with all the hopes of glory, instead became a local in a foreign land
Guns and money turned to cries and lonesome, a young mind slowly ripped apart
Track Name: Zombies In Memphis
when I drove through Memphis not a single soul I saw
just empty roads
lit up parking lots, so
I pulled into the driveway of the first house on the block
I don't know how it happened but something was surely wrong
they came in droves
across the Elmwood lawn
lead by Elvis and his momma
Johnny Ace played his first show since he's been gone

zombies in Memphis did me wrong
crawled up from the earth and sang a thousand lonely songs
I couldn't help but hum along
zombies in Memphis did me wrong

So I dove for the floorboards hoping they'd just roll on by
but no such luck
caught Packy Axton's eye
well he busted in my window
plucked me out my '57 by my tie

bummed a smoke from Billy Black
as I wandered to the last seat in the back
found my place among the corpses
stepped on every crack
ordered up a Cherry Coke and Jack

zombies in Memphis did me wrong
crawled up from the earth and sang a thousand lonely songs
I couldn't help but hum along
zombies in Memphis
Track Name: Bar Song
Crawl around these parts as though you're welcome to come in, hole in your head with a bottle on the brain
How many times girl do I have to tell you not to stare, you're just giving me a headache saying how you never get this drunk
I came in here to think a bit bout where and who I am, but you came up beside me girl and set yourself right down
Made up face, made up eyes, made up thoughts all for a made up place, glass up towards the sky I'ma try and make it work

Stare right through you down to the other side, hope for more though I know it can't be true
Take me home girl, you know it's gettin' late, walk me home, I feel it is my fate

Escape unscathed as I head out towards the door, saved again by a gentle slap upside my head
My friend my counsel got me outta this ol' mess, now I've got to go before that creature scampers back
No luck tonight my boy as she sees me by the coats, I'm dead for good carve me a stone and plant it by my head
Well it could be worse I say as she grabs me by the shirt, down the road we go and I try and hide my face
Track Name: Wally Baker's Bones
on a cold, foggy morning
I watched my baby float
on her vessel made of bedposts, silk, and rope
coins on her eyes, blood caked 'round her nose
anchor made from Wally Baker's bones

well he ran the local paper
and I saw him casting glances at my girl
I came home to a note on the screen door
"I don't love you anymore, goodbye."
oh so clear that Wally Baker had to die

so I grabbed my hat and coat
and stumbled down the road
just a ghost chasing shadows to the crows
found my love and Baker in the throes
and I tossed a noose around each of their throats
Track Name: Man, That's Terrible
we went out
on a Tuesday
she couldn't see straight
she was drunk
she threw up
in my suitcase
'cause I was leavin'
at sun up

never met a girl worse off than me
sweats through her clothes and she busted my tv
so hit the road

she called me up
she was screaming
said she was running a razor down her arm
I looked up
at the ceiling
I took a deep breath
hopped in the car

pulled into town at half past three
she's on the front porch just waiting there for me
and she said

"I never meant to make you cry"
I said "you spit when you talk"
the preacher man was right
he was right
all along

I left town
for the last time
she stowed away in the trunk of my ride
I just turned
up the music
to drown out the sounds of her cries

I pulled on into Mexico
ditched the car, hopped a train and off I go
and she said

"I never meant to make you cry"
I said "you spit when you talk"
the preacher man was right
he was right
all along
Track Name: Arrows
Pistol gripped tight readied and cocked as it points to what's about to be outlined in chalk
Barrel levels and sights are set, just when that hammer's bout ready to click
A quick pull and it's over and done, the problem's gone with no need to run
One can wish for such a simple shot, but truth be told that it's only a thought

Arrows may pierce and guns do kill, but the words inside can never die
Grapple with fears both big and small only to find they always hold on
Come to grips with what lives inside and use it to feel those innards deep
Arrows may pierce and guns do kill but the words inside can never die

Look away turn your back to the clouds, give it up for good as a skeleton should
Lacking substance veins or a heart will work so long as you don't take part
To face the place that has killed before, blood will flow as muscles grow
Tense them up now to take the blow, it'll show them all that you're ready for more
Track Name: An Axe To Grind
I went up north lookin' for work
found a job choppin' wood
Jesus Christ came back
I don't know if I could

got my pa a job in my crew
spent his whole check on gin
Jesus Christ came back
I just can't win

see my girl at work in the bars
spends her nights with the men
Jesus Christ is coming back
but he didn't say when

I went up north lookin' for work
found a job choppin' wood
Jesus Christ came back
I don't know if I could
Track Name: Bottle
Bottle clanks, ringing cross the hall with the sound of the night
A fall this hard has hit before, but never since the fight
He held her there a ghost a movie nothing more than dust
Syrup gone sauce no more one more trip to the store

Kicking dust along the trail to pass the time
Never seems to work
Running circles through the fog and finally reach the end
Then it's back again, another bought with the bottle
Track Name: I Dug A Hole
I watched the water in the tub run black
from the dirt on my hands and the sweat from my back
and I tried to wash away everything I couldn't change
about myself, and what I've done

and for every charming place I'll never know
I dug a hole

I walked for days amongst the living dead
hid my face from the world, slept alone in my bed
nothing learned and nothing gained
nothing fixed and no one's saved I paid the toll
I paid that toll

and for every friend I left out in the cold
I dug a hole

I dug a hole for the world I never really loved
sold my soul, kept my hands full
trying to find the diamonds in the coal, so I dug a hole
the graveyard's full
Track Name: Ride
Feel the weight of the wind on your cold hard head
The force it gives let you escape
The reality of irrationality and instability
Creepin' in to pollute our blood

Ride ride ride the road till the path ain't there no more
Ride ride ride on through till the sun don't ever set
Ride ride ride the road till the path ain't there no more, and the sun begins to rise

Climb up into the saddle cuz it's your turn to lead
The people of the past are not about to rise
Stopping to think, to recreate, is futile at best
Grab ahold of the reins to live and feel the now
Track Name: Biscuits On The Floor
Goin down the road to see my gal
Goin down the road to see my gal
Goin down the road to see my gal
I been down this road before

Knock on the door and she's not home
Knock on the door and she's not home
Knock on the door and she's not home
Biscuits on the floor

Mosey on down to the county fair
Mosey on down to the county fair
Mosey on down to the county fair
Ten cents at the door

Caught sight of my baby
Atop the ferris wheel
Held in the arms of another man
My heart it turned to steel

Going down the road to see a new gal
Going down the road to see a new gal
Going down the road to see a new gal
Been down this road before
Track Name: Murdered By The Sea
Come now and take my hand
let's go out for a walk
I haven't seen you for a while
End times are calling you back home

I held her hand as we walked out to the edge
1000 feet, with, waves pounding underneath
Looking back as she ended in the sea
I knew it was all me

Soar slowly down to the ground
This earth done wants you back

Walking home I heard shouting down way behind
With screams and shrieks all piled to the sky
My name was written on that corpse down in the sea
Soon, that'd be me

That sheriff smith came up knocking in the morn
Told me to go on down
Down to that ocean's edge
Times up for me, he said

Soar slowly down to the ground
This earth done wants you back