Stars, Exploding

by Billy Pettinger

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1.
Wait for Me 04:35
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
2.
Boxcars 03:38
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Running 03:57
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
7.
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
8.
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
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Solar Flare 02:02

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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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