Like a Stone (album)

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released March 30, 2012

words and music by J. Zheutlin

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Track Name: Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane...
I swear the breeze is calling your name.
There's a place in the woods
Where we made love.
It was good. Yes it was...
Your eyes were flashing like diamonds.
It was just our luck
That a group of boy scouts was passing by.
We almost died from laughing
When we saw the look in their eyes.
Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane, Sweet Jane.
I swear the breeze is calling your name.
Track Name: Like a Stone
The day my father died
He only had fifty dollars in the bank.
He left us an old Ford car
With a hole in the gas tank
Mama had hope for the future
But her hope chest sank
Like a stone

I was thirteen
And the youngest was three.
Mama had six hungry young
Mouths to feed
We were caught in the iron grip
Of hard-assed paverty
Hard as stone.

My family held their heads high
In the years gone past
Now a kid at school
Called my brother white trash.
My brother told him to go f*ck off
But he kicked my brother's ass
All the way home.

Man always thinks
He's the master of his fate.
He never sees the error of his ways
Until it's too late.
They were drinking champagne on the Titanic
The day it hit ice
And sank like a stone.

<fade out>
Track Name: She's Alright with Me
She's got a crooked smile upon her face and
Her mousy hair won't stay in place
Her mind is off in outer space,
But she's alright with me.


She makes the silliest funny faces
She plays the clown in all the wrong places
But the way she moves my heart just race
She takes my breath away.


Her skin's just like peaches and cream
She's sweeter than a bowl of ice cream
Pinch me I think I must be dreamin'
She takes my breath away.


We go walkin' in the moonlight
Stretch out on the sand
We listen to the waves go crashing on the shore
I'm such a lucky man
I'm such a lucky man
Yes, I am.
Track Name: Clementine
I once longed to be a preacher
Almost married a cute young 5th grade teacher
Even back when I was a kid in high school
I was rarely seen without my bible
But that was before your spell took hold of me.

Won't you take me home Clementine
I called you on the phone so many times.
I feel so alone, don't you even care about me?

I'm like an empty cup, Clementine
Without you to fill me up, sweet love of mine.
I need your love, like I need the air I breathe.

I was raised by the Golden Rule
Minded my manners, never once skipped school.
Always went to church every Sunday,
Rose early for work each and every Monday,
But that was before your spell took hold of me.

Repeat chorus:
Won't you take me home Clementine
I called you on the phone so many times.
I feel so alone, don't you even care about me?

I'm like an empty cup, Clementine
Without you to fill me up, sweet love of mine.
I need your love, like I need the air I breathe.
Track Name: Saturday Night
Here comes the weekend, it's Saturday night
She's doin' up her hair making sure it's right.
She puts on some makeup and some tight blue jeans
She's looking like a southern beauty queen.

He don't have to be handsome but he's gotta be true
And bring home a paycheck...have a big smile too.

John was a soldier, home from Iraq
Some days he though he'd never make it back.
He told the parish priest he shot three men
If they weren't Iraqi's they might have been friends.

He puts on some jeans and a big wide brimmed hat.
He looks like a cowboy, but it's mostly an act
To impress all the girls that he meets at the club
Instead of a horse, he drives a big souped up truck.

It's another Saturday night and the boy's goin' out on the town
He's gonna meet his best friend, they'll pour a few cold ones down.
Saturday night is the time for fun when Texas boys go lookin' for love...
Lookin' for love.

There's some lonely cowboys on Saturday night
And there's some lonely cowgirls on Saturday night.

She's gonna meet her girlfriends...spend a little money
Drink some margaritas and act a little funny
She may never find true love, but she'll have herself a real good time.

There's some lonely cowgirls on Saturday night
There's some lonely cowgirls on Saturday night.
Track Name: San Francisco
Met her at a bar in San Francisco
She was a young student at a college down by the bay.

Love had kicked me in the head, almost left me for dead,
But when she smiled at me I thought I might buy a ticket for the show

Got myself a job at the college book store.
The boss he was my friend, but I wish they had paid more.

Laura waited tables at a Greek luncheonette
She tried to make me quit my habit for French cigarettes.

Pretty little Laura
She's got the sweetest love and I want some more-a

Sweet sweet little Laura
She's the one I been looking for-a

I was living with some students in a little old hotel
The landlady was quite friendly.
She knew some of the students a little too well.

Sweet, sweet little Laura
I'm like a kid in a candy store-a
With little Laura

There's gonna be a wedding once Laura graduates
And I swear I'm gonna quit smoking for Laura and the baby's sake.

I'm like a kid in a candy store-a with little Laura.
Track Name: Suit and Tie alt.
I don't trust a man in a suit and tie
A man such as that builds his world upon lies
Some of us struggle all the days of our lives
While others just seem to coast on by

I tried my hand at the college life
But I didn't have a bit of luck
My father was a hard working man
He practically lived on that big old truck

My mother stayed home with the TV blasting
Her reality slipping away
My sister shacked up with a butch lieutenant
From the base outside of L.A.

I don't trust a man in a $1,000 suit
A man such as that will dance around truth
The Good Book says there'll be a price to pay
Their lies won't save them come Judgment Day.
Track Name: The Ballad of Tyler and Sue
When Tyler was 19 he decided to get married
The baby was 3, Sue was 18, just barely.
Sue found a job and put the baby in daycare.
If Tyler held a job for a week, it was rare.

It's just another day in Paradise, Texas
Susan wakes up and fixes some breakfast.
Ty washes up and puts his big hat on,
Laces his boots up while Sue keeps the eggs warm.

That big prairie wind just keeps on blowin
The big 18 wheelers just keep on rollin'
That river of blood just keeps on flowin'

Tyler met this guy who worked nights at the local bar
Tyler was impressed by his flashy new sports car.
The man said "Hey Tyler, you can make easy money"
"I can see you've got brains. No, I'm not being funny."

Tyler cooked up speed late at night in the basement
Blacked out the windows to keep all the light in.
Late one night when the whole house was sleeping,
A burner tipped over and the fire began creeping.

That big prairie wind just keeps on blowin'
The big 18 wheelers just keep on rollin'
That big yellow corn will soon be growin'
That river of blood just keeps on flowin'
(They can't never wash that blood away).

It's just another day in a jailhouse in Texas
The door slams open and they shove in his breakfast.
Tyler thinks of Sue and their beautiful child,
Covers his head with a pillow and cries.

fade out
Track Name: The Wrong Side of Town
Bobby was born on the wrong side of town
He never smiles he's always wearing a frown.

His hat is worn crooked upon his head
When you look in his eyes you'll see the walking dead.

He met sweet Lisa when she was 18
They worked late nights at the Burger Kiing

They got to work two jobs just to make the rent
Before the week is over their money is spent.

The senator's son got kicked out of school
He got caught buying smack at the town swimming pool

There's a whole lot of trouble in my home town
Our spirits have all been broken down.

The mayor's brother he loves his new Jaguar car
But he won't be able to drive much 'cause he'll soon be behind bars.

There's even trouble in the preacher's home.
His daughter's meth habit won't leave her alone.

We've got no shortage of sinners, but come up short on the saints.
Is this what we're here for? Is this our fate?

The mayor's wife is hooked on diet pills,
But his honor craves even bigger thrills.

We've got no heat in the kitchen and rats in the basement.
But the landlord still wants his payment.

The baby's got the hiccups his sister is throwing up
Sometimes my wife feels like giving up

There's a whole lot of trouble in my home town

Our spirits have all been broken down

There's a whole lot of trouble in my home town.
Track Name: New York
When Jeanie was 15 her family moved to Kansas
Her brother was three, her dad sold eye glasses.

That big prairie moon lit up the night sky
Shining down on the corn so far from the noise and crime
Of New York, New York, New York.

When Jeanie first met Dan he was in one of her classes.
He was tall and quite pale, he had long dark eyelashes.
He was the only boy in school who payed her any attention.
It was on their 3rd date that he first mentioned

He thought he might be gay
His sister was screwing the preacher
His brother was molested
By the new gym teacher.
Dear Lord, he felt so lost.

Jeanie missed the bright lights of New York City.
She wished she was taller, and thinner, and pretty,
But she was so bright and funny, and normally friendly,
But it was hard for a city girl to fit in here out on the prairie
So far, so far, from New York.

The day Dan came out he said, Jeanie my friend,
I hate who I am, but I can no longer pretend.
Jean said, Dan I still love you. Just stay the way you are.
Be true to yourself and you'll shine like a star.

That big prairie moon lit up the night sky
Shining on the corn so far from the noise and crime
Of New York, New York, New York.

Some boys got hold of Dan after one of his classes.
They threw him to the ground and broke his eye glasses.
They said, live by God's word, friend.
We don't like fags here.
You better turn your life around
Or you better just disappear
To a place like Zoo York, Jew York, New York.

Dan said, I swear one day, Jean, we'll get out of Kansas
Find a place somewhere where people will accept us.
A place like New York, New York, New York.

Dan said, the stars up in the sky, they never end Jean
This little planet earth is like a grain of sand, dear Lord
I feel so lost.
Track Name: Like a Stone - alt.
The day my father died
He only had fifty dollars in the bank.
He left us an old Ford car
With a hole in the gas tank
Mama had hope for the future
But her hope chest sank
Like a stone

I was thirteen
And the youngest was three.
Mama had six hungry young
Mouths to feed
We were caught in the iron grip
Of hard-assed paverty
Hard as stone.

My family held their heads high
In the years gone past
Now a kid at school
Called my brother white trash.
My brother told him to go f*ck off
But he kicked my brother's ass
All the way home.

Man always thinks
He's the master of his fate.
He never sees the error of his ways
Until it's too late.
They were drinking champagne on the Titanic
The day it hit ice
And sank like a stone.

<fade out>
Track Name: Another Shot
I wish that I
Had a dollar for
Every time
I saw my father pour
Another shot
Of cheap whiskey
One more shot

My mother cries
Every time she thinks
About how much
We saw my father drink
One more shot
Of cheap whiskey
Another shot

"Sweet whiskey won't you take away my pain!"
We heard my father sing.

My mother always wanted a better life for all of us children
She always kept a smile upon her face
She baked pies for pop's restaurant every day.

Now she works all night in a dirty cold factory
Packin' fish 'til seven, gets home after eight
She packs fish all night, gets home at eight.

My father used to own a little restaurant
Where all the locals stopped to have their lunch
One day a big McDonalds moved into town
Six months later pop had to shut the restaurant down.

My mother used to make us breakfast
Bacon and eggs on the plate
Now she works the overnight
Packs fish til seven, gets home at eight.

Last night she was so tired she forgot to say grace.