Stars, Exploding

by Billy Pettinger

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Produced by Jamie Candiloro

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released November 23, 2012

Produced by Jamie Candiloro (Ryan Adams/R.E.M./Willie Nelson)
Recorded at Banana Chicken/Food and Dogs Studios in Los Angeles California by Jamie Candiloro.
Assistant Engineer: Billy the Kid
Mastered by Marcus Mastering
Written by Billy the Kid

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Billy Pettinger Alabama

Song maker from Canada now in Alabama. Albums with Frank Turner and Jamie Candiloro (Ryan Adams). Shameless name dropper.

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Track Name: Wait for Me
I ain't got room anymore and this bed is full of books and inkblots and burnt out pens
And the clocks gather around and call my name

I ain't got time anymore for all this time
Full of broke down dirty walls and crossed out lines
And it splits wide open every night

Wait for me
You said
Wait for me
Come on and wait for me
I could get better

I got the heart enough to try again
When did moving on turn in to running
And I break into bits amongst the violence
Cause I ain't got skin anymore that's thick enough
For this battery battalion trading in his drugs
And I stay up for the silence
In case I am reminded

Wait for me
You said
Wait for me
Come on and wait for me
I could get better
Track Name: Boxcars
I ducked out out of the county fair and I drove out to the Old State Line
I was waiting for something real
Everybody said: "In good time"

Take me out to the boulevards
I grew up on the avenues
Show me something that ain't worth nothing
And why it means the world to you
And the cop car are playing our song

Meet me down at the railroad station
It doesn't matter what side you're on
Taking chances and jumping boxcars
Getting lost a little until we're gone
And the cop cars are playing our song

Wake me up when you hear them coming
Pull me close when my dreams get loud
Always on empty and always running
How we ever gonna make it out
Up in arms now and out of ammo
Are we just caught up in the getaway?
Counting comets and jumping boxcars
Two kids just trying to find their way
And the cop cards are playing our song

Meet me down at the railroad station
It doesn't matter which side you're on
Taking chances and jumping boxcars
Getting lost a little until we're gone
And the cop cars are playing our song

Meet me down at the railroad station
It doesn't matter which side you're on
Taking chances and jumping boxcars
Getting lost a little until we're gone
Meet me down at the railroad station
It doesn't matter which side you're on
Taking chances and jumping boxcars
Getting lost a little until we're gone
And the cop cars are playing our song
And the cop cars are playing our song
And the cop cars are playing our song
Track Name: Rebuild Your Heart
We don't always do the right things
And I don't always say the things I mean
it's been a couple of years
At least it seems that way from here

We don't always take the time we need
To fold up the pictures and turn them into memories
It's been a really long night
And my mother was right

I can't make it better
But I would I would I would
I would rebuild your heart
I would I would I would
I would love you forever
I would I would I would
But I can't rebuild your heart

The stars in this city
Faded and covered in light
Are a lot like the days here...just trying to get through the night
And they've been burnt out for years
But you can't tell when the sky's clear and the bars have filled out
And I just happen to be in town

I would make it better
I would I would I would
I would rebuild your heart
I would I would I would
I would love you forever
I would I would I would
But I can't rebuild you heart

I can't make it better
I would I would I would
I would rebuild your heart
I would I would I would
I would love you forever
I would I would I would
But I can't rebuild you heart
I will make it better
I will I will I will
I will rebuild your heart
I will I will I will
I will love you forever
I will I will I will
But I can't rebuild your heart
I can't rebuild your heart
Track Name: American Cities
I like books where you can rip out the pages
From what I've learned, life always rearranges and lets you down
Don't let it get you down
In this world, it is worth waiting
Sometimes I think you don't know what you're saying
Get me out
Get me out of this town

And these American Cities
And these American streets
And these American boys with their Southern charms when they talk to me
And my Canadian ways
Believing what they say
I'm gonna check my head before I ever get back again

I was up in arms, you were a write-off
Maybe you should just take the night off
I don't where it is that you go
And now I'm out of options and I'm stranded
And you've been drinking ever since we landed
If I'd known I would have just gone home

In these American Cities
These American streets
These American boys with their Southern charms when they talk to me
My Canadian ways
Believing what they say
I'm gonna check my head before I ever get back again

Between the James and the boarded up dreams
Of a city decidedly lost
I was split, cut, divided in two
Void of a reason and waiting for you
Void of a reason and waiting for you
Void of a reason and waiting for you

And these American Cities
And these American streets
And these American boys with their Southern charms when they talk to me
My Canadian ways
Believing what they say
I'm gonna check my head before I ever get
I'm gonna check my head before I ever get
Gonna check my head before I ever get back again
Track Name: Long Way From Home
Here we go again
I'm on the corner in the pouring rain
It always kills the way you use me up and I come back cause I can't get enough
I kind of feel like I am going insane
Stuck between where you don't mean what you say and I go away

Looking out a window trying not to crack
You said some things, wish you could take them back
Standing in a doorway and I gotta go
Cause I'm a long long way from home

Can anybody pick me up
I'm out of money and I've had enough
I tried to call you but the line cut off
I haven't paid it in awhile, it's my fault
I always feel like I'm just one step away
From the end of it all and my big break
It could be any day

Looking out a window trying not to crack
You said some things, wish you could take them back
Standing in a doorway and I gotta go
Cause I'm a long long way from home

We're halfway between the end and something that I cannot place
Get out of here while you can
Too soon to reset and erase

Looking out a window trying not to crack
You said some things, wish you could take them back
Standing in a doorway and I gotta go
Cause I'm a long long way from home
Looking out a window trying not to crack
You said some things, wish you could take them back
Standing in a doorway and I gotta go
Cause I'm a long long way from home
Cause I'm a long long way from home
Track Name: Running
These pictures in these hotel rooms
Somebody better get here soon and carry them away
A lonely tree, an empty lake
Setting sun
Fake brass frame
It's all I need today

You are not a photograph
I can take down and put back
You are not a setting sun
Coming up until you're running
Running

Same old books in same old drawers
I could have been here before
It's scaring me today
Hide the phone and lock the door
You don't need them anymore
Can't go out today

You are not a photograph
I can take down and put back
You are not a setting sun
Coming up until you're running
Running

You're safe in here
You're safe in here

You are not a photograph
I can take down and put back
You are not a setting sun
Coming up until you're running
Running

Shadows clenched like crossed out names
Is anybody out there who can carry me away
Stack the books in piles of four
You don't need them anymore
Wish the world away

I am not a photograph
You can take down and put back
I am not a setting sun
Coming up until you're running
Running
Track Name: Take Me Out Baby
Take me out, baby
It's been a long day
I'm working two damn jobs again baby
Just to make a decent wage
And the time that is mine
I want to give it to you
Oh take me out baby
I don't care what we do

We could go out to the lake and start fishing
i might throw them back
We could go out to the well and start wishing
I might stop dead in my tracks
And I don't have all that much time but when I do
Take me out baby
I don't care what we do

We could go out to the racetrack
I won't place one bet
We could go out to the arcade baby
I'll say "That's as good as I get"
And if you say you wanna go for supper
Well I'll say "Yeah, I'm getting hungry too"
Take me out baby
I don't care what we do

We could go out to the movies
I don't care what we see
I'm sure with all your groupies
You could get us in for free
I don't care what it takes
You gotta do what you gotta do
Take me out baby
I just want to be with you
Take me out baby
I don't care what we do
Track Name: New Orleans Night
Where I come from treats me fine
Cityscapes and neon lights
Subway cars and all night dives
Oh where I come from treats me fine

Why I left I still don't know
I just packed my bags and walked out the door
I guess I'm still looking for a place called home
Oh why I left, I still don't know

Have you ever seen a West Texas sunrise
You ever been lost in the Northwest pines
Have you ever heard a Dixie brass band play the Basin Street Blues on a New Orleans night

I've had lovers and I've had friends
Some I may not see again
Cause I broke some ties I just can't mend
Oh I've had lovers and I've had friends

When I'm leaving I just can't say
It might be tomorrow
Might have been today
Oh but darling know that you're not to blame
Oh when I'm leaving
I just can't say

You ever seen a West Texas sunrise
You ever been lost in the Northwest pines
Have you ever heard a Dixie brass band play the Basin Street Blues on a New Orleans night

Have you ever seen a West Texas sunrise
Have you ever been lost in the Northwest pines
Have you ever heard a Dixie brass band play the Basin Street Blues on a New Orleans night
Play the Basin Street Blues on a New Orleans night
Play the Basin Street Blues on a New Orleans night