Better Run of Bad Luck

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released May 13, 2011

Abigail Henderson - Vocals, Guitars
Chris Meck - Guitar, Vocals
Dutch Humphrey - Bass, Vocals
Amy Farrand - Drums

Recorded at Manheim Studio B, Mixed at Gloryland.

Recorded by Chris Meck
Mixed by Chris Meck with Chad Meise

Flyover Records

Artwork by Eric Lindquist

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Track Name: Making Out With Strangers
Lyrics:

I’ve made out with strangers
Fallen hard and played the fool
And I did it all the right way
Until they went and changed the rules

I wore it all right on my sleeve
Until I learned how to pretend
And I’ve got devoted enemies
As golden as my truest friends

        And i could be forgotten
        And i could be outdone
        But I’ve got one more thing
To put down in this world
Before I’m gone

I climbed up the mountain
And I took off all my clothes
I’ve got a couple secrets
That only me and bourbon know

I hold a grudge like its a diamond
But I’ll stand by you through it all
And I’ll be the one to beat their ass
When they’ve got you backed against the wall

        And I could be forgotten
        And i could be outdone
        But I’ve got one more thing
        To put down in this world
        Before I’m done

Well my mama always told me
Its not your beauty its your mind
And my daddy always warned me
The saddest thing is wasted time

I spent enough time wasted
And enough time being cool
Where I've been don’t mean a god damned thing
Its all that I’ve got left to do

        And I could be forgotten
        And i could be outdone
        But I’ve got one more thing
        To put down in this world
        Before I’m gone
Track Name: Blood and Bone
Lyrics:

There was never a road too long
A place you couldn't get to
Never a storm too hard
That you couldn’t get through

And I fought for years
The color of my eyes,
The sting on my tongue
But I am what you are
Half your blood and bone

        I ran like you ran
        Am what I am
        Because of you
        I did what I did
        Hid what i hid
        Because of you
        I’ve been where I've been
        Seen what I’ve seen
        Because of you
        So how will this go?
        How will I know
        How to get through?
        How without you?
        How without you?

There was never a fight worth fighting
That you haven’t won
Never a thing worth doing
That you have not done

And for all the mistakes you thought you made
You taught me to be strong
And to hope when all else fails
Shut up, get up, and then fight on

        I ran like you ran........
        …....................
Track Name: Better Run of Bad Luck
Lyrics:

The home team won
And no one called me
A bitch tonight
20%, pretty much
Straight down the line

Got a fifty
In a brand new pair
Of Levis
Hoping to make it
Out of here on time

There’s a new band
At the bar down there
On Main Street
Full of boys born
After 1985

Still dumb enough
To talk smack
To the soundguy
They won’t make it
Out of here alive

        And July was hot and full
        Of bad intention
        Nights were long and all
        My dreams were strange
Here’s to thinking we might be on
A better run of bad luck for a change

Downtown’s a mess, let’s go
To that shithole
Down on Broadway
Where no one knows
Our names
Or even cares.

Let’s talk about the weather
Or that evil fucking summer
Forgetting all
The ghosts
Still in the air.

        And all that I gave up
        It left its mark on me
        Nights are long
        And all my dreams are strange
        Here’s to thinking we might be on
        A better run of bad luck for a change.

Walk me home
Past 39th Street
Past the slouching County hipsters
Smoking Kools
Outside the bar

Bad habits
Just bad habits
And the Tower blinks
Her madness
All we’ve been
And all we’ve lost
Are exactly what
We are.

        And all that I gave up
        It left its mark on me
        Nights are long
        And all my dreams are strange
Here’s to thinking we might be on
A better run of bad luck for a change
Track Name: Tra La La
Lyrics:

Well you’re scratching at the window
Have you got something to tell me?
A message from the places where you’ve been?

Come around the back door then
Don’t you mind the wolves
They’ll be glad to let you in.

Well I’ve done all that you’ve asked
But there’s still so much to do
Why don’t you let me muddle on in peace?

All these scratches in the walls
And all these flashes in the halls
Are making it impossible to sleep.

        Tra la la.......is that the song your whistling past
the graveyard?
        Tra la la.......that old song won’t get you very far

Tell me what you want
Tell me why you haunt
Is there some message that’s not getting through?

Well leave it on the table then
Or write it in the sand
Cause I’ve got more important things to do.

There’s a moan upon the wind
A sting up in the air
Cold fingers they come crawling in my bed.

Yes I’ll pay attention
To this worthy apparition
But it’s no match for all the monsters in my head.

        Tra la la......is that the song you’re whistling past
the graveyard?
        Tra la la......that old song won’t get you very
far............
Track Name: Break Your Heart
Lyrics:

Somewhere where the stars don’t shine
I will break your heart for you
I will come and take what’s mine
I have always followed you

Make your alters make your beds
Make your prayers and offerings
Bless your children, bless your dead
If it lets you sleep then do these things

        But no matter where you run
        The good you’ve done
        No matter if you’re lost of if you’re found
        I still come around

Some may lose and some may win
Some may borrow and some may steal
Some may stray and some may sin
But you’ve been misinformed, there is no deal

Don’t wish for money, fame or love
A pretty house, a diamond ring
Instead wish when our moment comes
That its a quick and quiet, painless thing

        Because no matter where you run
        The good you’ve done
        If you’re lost or if you’re found
        I still come around.
Track Name: Bright Young Things
Lyrics:

Its been fifteen years, a thousand miles
Since you went South and I went wild
Since I came back and you left town
Since I fell hard and settled down

The hallowed halls and junkie floors
Southern drawls and hometown bars
You lit out, I took my time
Saw the world roll by an Econoline

        Raise a glass to what we lost
        And to what might have been
        Glory, glory to the bright young things

I held you when you couldn’t walk
And you spoke for me when I couldn’t talk
Jamaica Plains and New Orleans
St. Louis got the best of me

The red-eye flights and Belgian joints
Stolen nights and hollow-points
Top rolled down, cowboy boots
Are we the only living proof?

        Raise a glass to what we lost
        And to what might have been
        Glory glory to the bright young things...

We lost a few along the way
Some found God
Some found L.A
Some just walked away
I’m still walking
I’m still walking

        Raise a glass to what we lost
        And to what might have been
        Glory glory to the bright young things....
Glory glory to the bright young things.
Track Name: Traveling Girl
Lyrics:

Through the armchairs of Manhattan
Through your fierce and fragile hands
Through the lamplight off of Montauk
Through those silver summer sands

There are secrets told to children
Born a little out of time
Truth is that you’re only
What you’re brave enough to find

        Traveling girl, go and run
        To the far side of the sun
        Far away, far away
        Far away home

        Traveling girl, set me free
        Kiss me hard, come back to me
        Traveling girl, come back home
        Come back home

The storms came to the Rust Belt
In the last days of the fall
And stayed until July came down
And cracked the stone gray wall

Pass me back the bourbon
Pass me your cocaine
Because the North will take your soul
If you let it have its way

Traveling girl.........

City made of rivers
Tiny mountain town
The desert came back calling
So you chased the lightning down

Take what you can carry,
leave the rest behind
In a ditch out by the wayside,
in the moonlight on the pines
        
Traveling girl..........
Track Name: Waiting on the End
Lyrics:

It wouldn’t take much for this all to go to hell
Civility’s a thin veneer, a cellophane veil
And everyday we try, everyday we pretend
But no one outruns the end.

It wouldn’t take much for the light to burn out
In the gutter with the monsters of ego and doubt
And say what you will about your lovers and your friends
When its gone you’ll save yourself in the end.

Dogs fight for scrap when there’s nothing
Nothing left but tendon and bone
And they’ll kill for the promise of something
Something they’ve never known........

It wouldn’t take much for it all to fade to black
Walk out in the shadow, never come back
And the brave may never break, and the brave may never bend
But no one outruns the end
No one gets a pass in the end
Two fingers in my drink, waiting on the end.
Track Name: West
Lyrics:

I wish I had the solace of a true believer
But I’ve seen too much pass by my way
Whoever’s got the cards is probably cheating
Jesus was a gambler anyway

And every dawn is wasted at the beginning of the day
As we rush to fill our hours up with things
Shadows they grow longer and the light begins to fade
As fear sets in for what the undone brings

        And the shadows they grow long
        The shadows they grow long
        The shadows they grow long out in the West

The things we do, the things we dream
The things we hold and try to keep
Closets full of memories

All the thank-you notes and documents,
All the trophies and the voided checks
The records that you kept for the ones you left

        And the shadows they grow long
        The shadows they grow long
        The shadows they grow long out in the West

Reminders of the life before, the ring you bent, the clothes you wore, the keys you left
In the bottom drawer

Passports and the wooden beads
All the prayers in Spain and Italy
Photographs of you and me

All the letters that you never sent
All the money that you never spent
Trinkets of coincidence

        And the shadows they grow long
        The shadows they grow long
        The shadows they grow long out in the West.
Track Name: Be Safe Home
Lyrics:

The engine is cold
It won’t turn over easy
Frost on the inside of the window

February, Oklahoma
Shadows and dirty snow
Lights go out in this town
Around midnight

        Be safe home
        Come back alive
        You used to say it all the time
        Long ago

        Be safe home
        Come back again
        Because it won’t ever end
        Be safe home....

I know a warrior
Out of Portland, Oregon
Who blows holes in the night with a voice
Like a shotgun.

And there’s a ringmaster
Up in Minneapolis
Polished like a star
That’s falling.

Take a good look, take a good look
While you’re passing through
One day the stillness, oh the stillness
It’ll frighten you

Remember the clouds, and the heat, and the truth
And the color of the eyes of everyone who said they
Loved you.......

Be safe home
Come back alive
You said it all the time
Long ago

Be safe home
Come back again
It don’t ever end
Be safe home