Chewing Tooth

by Carl Creighton

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about

MY CEILING'S BARE

Here my ceiling's bare
Only a fan there
Not a care or worry worth worrying bout
Not a care or weight worth carrying round

Light falls on the wall
Quick as a catcall
All around light colors like a sound
All around like death when the shades come down

BAND IN A BOX

I've got a band in a box
It don't need no pep talks
I can make it do what I want to without getting screwed

I've got a weapon that talks
I'm in underwear and socks
I can make it do what I want to and then get some food

GOODBYE, CHEWING TOOTH

I'm gonna lose you, chewing tooth
I used you too well
No one to blame but myself
Bad habits are bad for your health

I'm gonna miss you, chewing tooth
Through good times and bad
Many a Combo we had
Wish I could smile and be glad

Guess I'll use the other teeth
Til those ones fall out too
Wish I'd opened beers with you
What good are you, chewing tooth?

ME AND BOBBY MCGEE

Busted flat in Baton Rouge
Waiting for a train
Was feeling nearly faded as my jeans
Bobby thumbed a diesel down
Just before it rained
Took us all the way to New Orleans

I pulled my harpoon out of my faded red bandana
Was feeling good while Bobby sang the blues
Windshield wiper slapping time and
Bobby's little hand in mine
We sang every song that driver knew

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose
Nothing might be nothing, but it's free
Feeling good was easy, lord
When Bobby sang the blues
Feeling good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee

From the Kentucky coal mines to the California sun
Bobby knew the secrets of my soul
Through all kinds of weather
Through everything we done
Well Bobby baby kept me from the cold world

And then one day Bobby slipped away
Looking for his home, I hope he finds it
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday
Holding Bobby's body next to mine

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose
Nothing might be nothing, but it's free
Feeling good was easy, lord
When Bobby sang the blues
Feeling good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and Bobby McGee

NEAT TO KNOW

Always and never
Never the twain shall meet

It's neat to know time
Will never pass me by
From now until I die

I'VE GOT A CHAIR AND A WINDOW

I'm sure my mood'll change
Before the day is through
I got a bone to pick with myself
I got no real beef with you

Is it easier or harder to know
That the only balm is time

I've got a chair and a window
I've got all that I could need and more
I left my jaw on the floor
I've got no need to be moving
I'm content to sit here til the end
Pretending I'm my best friend

I'm sure my heart'll fold
When it realizes how cold it was
It's got a bone to pick with itself
It's got no real beef with you

Is it easier or harder to know
That the only balm is time

I've got a chair and a window
I've got all that I could need and more
I left my jaw on the floor
I've got no need to be moving
I'm content to sit here til the end
Pretending I'm my best friend

$11 NEWPORT PLEASURE

What a deal!
What a steal!
What a deal!
What a steal!
$11 Newports!

What a deal!
What a steal!
What a deal!
What a steal!
$11 Newport pleasure!

What a deal!
What a steal!
What a deal!
What a steal!
$11 Newports!

What a deal!
What a steal!
What a deal!
What a steal!
$11 Newport pleasure!

I am sailing on a sailboat!

KING OF LICENTIOUS BEHAVIOR

I am the king of licentious behavior
I'm my own Judas, I'm my own savior
Nobody knows the things I've been through
Gives me the right to do what I do

Someday I'll be free of myself
Find the time for someone else

I'm a real sucker for narrative thinking
I'm always smoking. I'm always drinking
Nobody knows the feelings I've had
Gives me the right to do things so bad

Someday I'll be free of myself
Find the time for something else

LIKE A VIRGIN

I made it through the wilderness
Somehow I made it through
Didn't know how lost I was
Until I found you

I was beat
Incomplete
I'd been had
I was sad and blue
But you made me feel
Yeah, you made me feel
Shiny and new

Like a virgin
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
When your heart beats
Next to mine

Gonna give you all my love, boy
My fear is fading fast
Been saving it all for you
'Cause only love can last

You're so fine
And you're mine
Make me strong, yeah you make me bold
Oh your love thawed out
Yeah, your love thawed out
What was scared and cold

Like a virgin, hey
Touched for the very first time
Like a virgin
With your heartbeat
Next to mine

THAT'S CAUSE I'M MENTAL

Sorry I was anything
Shoulda let the blue birds sing
Didn't mean to bring you down
Who want to have me around

I'm temperamental sometimes
I'm sentimental most of the time
That's cause I'm mental

A cloud that won't dissipate
I reason to love hate
Forgetting you also feel
Sorry shit got so real

I'm temperamental sometimes
I'm sentimental most of the time
That's cause I'm mental

That's cause I'm mental

credits

released July 13, 2015

Everything but writing Me and Bobby McGee and Like a Virgin

Bobby: Kris Kristofferson
Virgin: Madonna

Oh yeah, and talking on Tooth Story. I do that too, but so does Matthew Price. And he had lots of great ideas I exploited in writing the songs I wrote.

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