Everything's Jake - Pre Release

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released 25 December 2014

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Track Name: Daddy Knows
Been down to Austin
Spent time in France
Some things you learn by luck
Some you learn by chance
But Daddy knows
What Daddy knows

You gotta pay the piper and you
Can't fool the reaper
Some things you learn yourself
Some get taught by teacher
But Daddy knows
What Daddy knows

Daddy knows a lot about the little things
And a little bit about the big things
Daddy knows

Sometimes Daddy knows best
Sometimes Daddy knows all
You can fool some people some of the time
But you can't fool Daddy at all

Cause Daddy knows

So go tell your mama
Go tell your pa
You think you know some things but
You don't know shit at all
But Daddy knows
What Daddy knows

Don't do tomorrow what cha
Oughta done today
Don't woulda, coulda, shoulda
You get good that way
Well Daddy knows
What Daddy knows

Daddy knows a lot about the little things
And a little bit about the big things
Daddy knows

Daddy knows a thing or two
about a thing or two
One thing Daddy knows
Is he knows that man don't love you

Daddy knows


© 2014 Gerry Gomez
Published by Humdevil Makes Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: 12-Pack Beauty Queen
Well down at 8 lives Jake the Snake
He's always asking "Can I spare a buck?"
He got a loaded gun that he keeps for fun
In the backseat of his pickup truck
He got a girl there too, her name's a Linda Lou
She never wakes up until 11
And she's got tattoos in some places I ain't never seen
She's a 12-pack beauty queen

Well they're a perfect pair he wears his underwear
Out from his jeans right above the knees
She drives a stolen car to the local bar
and she does anything she please
Well life is great down at apartment 8
they've really got their slice of heaven
And she's got tattoos in some places I ain't never seen
She's a 12-pack beauty queen

Now she plays it cool, she really ain't no fool
When it comes to getting what she wants
She wears those tight ass jeans and says something obscene
That crazy 12-pack beauty queen

Well life is great with Jake the Snake
He's always saying shit like "what the fuck?"
He works from dusk till dawn and then they get it on
In the backseat of his pickup truck
He got a girl there too, her name's a Linda Lou
She never goes to bed until 11
And she's got tattoos in some places I ain't never seen
She's a 12-pack beauty queen

And she's got tattoos in some places I ain't never seen
She's a 12-pack beauty queen

Well everyone in town has seen or gotten down
With little 12-pack beauty queen

© 2014 Gerry Gomez
With Mike Salas
Published by Humdevil Makes Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Retread
I've been shot dead, feeling like a retread
Fame was going to my head, some things are better left unsaid
Bought myself a new car, I was feeling like a star
Things were going pretty good, I never thought I'd go this far
But now I'm on the rebound, looking for a new start
Thought I hit the bottom, I didn't think it'd be this hard
Lord have mercy, something's out to get me
Every time I get phone, someone's asking for a loan
I just wanna go back home!

Shut up boy and grab a mop, I'll tell you what the heck is up
All's you are's a dreamer, no high-class fancy cleaner
You're lucky to be a door man, helping folks load minivans
Thank you sir "have a good day," I'll take that job, what does it pay?
Moving on up to the top,
look out world no time to stop!
I'll shape up son, I'll get a gun, stop feeling like a hit and run
I wish I were a Kennedy, I'd even take George Jefferson
I just wanna go back home!

Why'm I feeling depressed, got myself a new address
Got myself some new toys, hanging out with good ole boys
Got a great new tradition, I'm going on a mission
Gonna lie to everyone, gonna be a politician!
I'm gonna change my story, then I'll be bound for glory
Kiss my ass your on your own, goodbye son I'm going home
But living at a shelter, my life is helter skelter
There's nothing new under the sun, help me please and load this gun

I just wanna go back home!
I just wanna go back home!

© 2014 Gerry Gomez
With Mike Salas
Published by Humdevil Makes Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: This Day Forward
Put all your worries in a sack
This day forward there's no looking back
Put all your troubles in one place
All of the good things can never be erased

Oh but you've seen this before
And you'll see it again
From this day forward
don't try to pretend

From this day forward
From this day forward

Put your train on a new track
This day forward there's no looking back
Put a new smile on your face
All of the good can never be erased

Right now the weight is on you
Now it's on you
Left on your own
Now its time to go home

From this day forward
From this day forward
From this day forward
From this day forward

This day forward
You get to start your life anew
This day forward
only you will love you
Only you will love you

Now don't you worry about a thing
Don't you worry your pretty head
Put a new smile on your face
All of the good things can never be erased

From this day forward
From this day forward
From this day forward
From this day forward
From this day forward
From this day forward
From this day forward
From this day forward

There's no looking back
There's no looking back
There's no looking... back

© 2014 Gerry Gomez/Anthony Arvizu
Published by Humdevil Makes Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: King of the Neighborhood
Daddy grew up with a pick up truck
working the land by day
Spent some time on the union line
slaving for a rainy day
We grew up big, not knowing all he did
to put us kids to bed
He had a usual life and a crazy wife
he heard voices in his head

Drank himself to curb the pain
Too many years he rode that train

Mommy’s undone, she ain’t much fun
since the doctor took her pills away
She grabbed a kitchen knife in the middle of the night
to drive some punks away
She dreamed of a life as a soldiers wife
but the army took that dream away
Instead of jewels she got the tools
to learn to keep men at bay

Wore her smile upside down
lived her entire life in that tired town

Mamma got married in June
She clearly was no daughter of fortune
Poppa did the best that he could
Built himself a house and was the king of the neighborhood

My brother’s got a secret that he never tells anyone
I’ve got one and it deals with a gun
We’ve all got something that we’re probably running from
Waiting for us at our final destination

Around here there is no fear
But things ain’t always as they appear

Mamma got married in June
She clearly was no daughter of fortune
Poppa did the best that he could
Built himself a house and was the king of the neighborhood

I tell my kid to grow up good
Try to do the things that a good boy should
Try and live your life like I know you could
Grow up strong and be the king of the neighborhood

© 2014 Gerry Gomez
Published by Humdevil Makes Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Drinking For Two
Tonight I'm drinking for two
She ran out on me last night before the start of the second show
Heard me talking sweet things to somebody new
So tonight I'm grabbing the bottle and I'm drinking for two

Tonight I'm drinking for two
There's no you and me anymore, so I'm drinking for you
Heard you talking sweet things to somebody new
So tonight I'm grabbing the bottle and I'm drinking for two

Thank you California, you make such good wine
I took a sip out of your bottles once too many times
I ran buck naked across your deserts and crashed in your sea
I got hit by your sunshine, whew! it took the wind out of me
Now it's time for the bottle to fix what's ailing me

Tonight I'm drinking for two
There's no two of us since you left town, so I'm drinking for you
Heard you're moving downtown with somebody new
So tonight I'm grabbing the bottle and I'm drinking for two

Thank you Kentucky, your whiskey's so right
I took a swig in the morning, kept me going all nite
Thank you America, you make such great beer
From the shores of the east coast whew! to the western frontier
I never met a drink I don't like so get a cold one up here

Tonight I'm drinking for two
There's no you and me anymore, so I'm drinking for you
Heard you're doing strange things to somebody new
So tonight I'm grabbing the bottle and I'm drinking for two
Yeah tonight I'm grabbing the bottle and I'm drinking for you
Yeah tonight I'm grabbing the bottle and I'm saying fuck you


© 2014 Gerry Gomez
Published by Humdevil Makes Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: 4:22
Well I'm sitting here drowning my sorrows
They're sinking in the deep end of the pool
There's so many places
I forget all the faces
I'm bored with nothing to do

My boss says, "Pick up those papers"
Do my time sheets and get back to work
My life would be great
But I'm working 'til late
So I'll tell you just what you can do...

So stick it straight in your pie hole
Stick it is what you can do
I'm doing my work
You stupid little jerk
If you only had a clue

So, I'm gonna have to call you back
have to call you back
have to call you back
at 4:22

Now it might seem I've got a bad memory
The truth is it runs kinda slow
Tomorrow's as good as the present
Ain't that what they say in old Mexico?

I've never been much for deadlines
I've never been much on time
I'll get there when I get there
As of yet I haven't been there
But I'll be there in a moment's time

So stick it straight in your pie hole
Stick it is what you can do
I'll get there when I get there
As of yet I haven't been there
But I'll be there in a moment or two

So, I'm gonna have to call you back
have to call you back
have to call you back
at 4:22

All you people always looking for answers
Always talking and never saying nothing
Don't worry 'bout me I'm happy as can be
I've got plenty of nothing to do

Well I ain't got no time for assholes
They're like excuses and everybody's got one
And everyone else's stinking
But mine

So stick it straight in your pie hole
Stick it is what you can do
I'm rolling my friend
He'll be with me 'til the end
He always knows, just what to do

So stick it straight in your pie hole
Stick it is what you can do
I'm loving my friend
He'll be my friend 'til the end
Now who's with me?
You and you and you?

Yeah, I'm gonna have to call you back
have to call you back
have to call you back
at 4:22

© 2014 Gerry Gomez
Published by Humdevil Makes Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Working Class Stiff
Ooooh Ooooh Oooh
Ooooh Ooooh Oooh

You head for the street slow
Trying to make yourself go
Faster and faster better watch where the wind blows
You never like heading anywhere the wind blows

You feel undone when morning comes
Too tired to get your hammer on
Grab your coffee grab your case
hurry off and don't be late

Working class stiff
Tell me how's the noose fit?
Working class stiff
Until you're done get used to it

Ooooh Ooooh Oooh
Ooooh Ooooh Oooh

Big business czars
Sucking on big cigars
Driving round in chauffered cars
They should all be behind bars

Someone turned the light out
Now we've to to live without
The crooks they got away clean
what happened to the American Dream?

Working class stiff
Tell me how's the noose fit?
Working class stiff
Until you're done get used to it

So live on your credit cards
Get strangled by the finance charge
Just watch your debt get larger and
larger and find it and harder and harder to quit
Until your done get used to it

Working class stiff
Tell me how's the noose fit?
Working class stiff
Grab a chair get used to it
Working class stiff
You talk so big about how you'll quit
Working class stiff
Until you're done get used to it

© 2014 Gerry Gomez
Published by Humdevil Makes Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: I Do I Did I Don't Anymore
My life was rolling like a stone with no moss
Was living high on the hog like I was the boss
A pretty smile would turn my head every time
Until I saw the one that blew away my mind

I bought the hook, line and sinker in June
Yeah, we got married maybe a little too soon
She said "I love you, but we're living in sin"
That crooked smile is what done me in

It was a wedding day like I've never seen
People from miles around saw me marry my queen
I was the king that day but something weren't right
That church was filled up with every man in sight!

I said "I do." I did, I don't anymore
There was a thousand men on that church floor
I thought I was your first, but now I'm not sure
I do! I did! I don't anymore!

I loved our love making, we did it all night
And she did things to me that almost weren't right
My little angel had the devil inside
We threw our clothes off and we went for a ride

I was exhausted as I fell off to sleep
I only counted about two or three sheep
But I kept on counting something jumping in my head
Good Lord, I'm counting all the men in the bed!

I said "I do." I did, I don't anymore
I caught a line of men, hanging out our door
I used to love you Hon, but not anymore
I do! I did! I don't anymore!

Now it may seem like things have gotten out of place
I must admit I felt a little disgraced
But my little angel brought out the devil in me
There is a happy ending to this story

I figured why keep working harder than heck
I've seen a lot of things and lived through the wreck
If a little sinning makes money every night,
If this is wrong, then I don't want to be right!

I said "I do." I did, I don't anymore
I caught another man shopping at our store
I used to think it wrong, but not anymore
I do, I did, I don't anymore

© 2014 Gerry Gomez
Published by Humdevil Makes Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Old Friend Joe
I went to see my old friend Joe
to talk about the glory days
We talked about his momma Sue
and how her house got took away
He said, "I remembered playing the big game
on the day my Daddy died.
We were clearing IEDs from the roadway.
Found hundreds in the countryside.
Iraq's a fucked up place
it made me wonder what we were fighting for?
Now folks don't even speak to my face
We won the battle but we lost the war."

He fought for justice and he fought for freedom
He fought for you and he fought for me

I went to see my old friend Joe
He was a better man than you or I
My old friend he left his prime years
In Iraq, serving someone's lies
And I'll never know how much he suffers
I'll never know how much he cries
Joe wears his honor like a flag
Flying it high in the sky

My old friend Joe was a soldier
he served his time and did his duty
He fought for all he remembered
He fought for Sally, an American beauty

He fought for justice and he fought for freedom
He fought for you and he fought for me
He fought for all the things people pray for
The things he fought for, you cannot see
The things he fought for are never free

I'll never know how much he suffers
I'll never know how much he cries
But I'll always be thankful to him
And I'll salute him till the day he dies

Chorus

I went to see my old friend Joe
to talk about the glory days
Track Name: The System
A friend said to me,
"You gotta check these thieves
They got a good living on them"
the way they play the system

Got loaded off to jail
And we all made their bail
'Cause we let them play – the system

Do what you are told
They got bankers on the dole
and judges who sold their souls
"Hey! Let's all play the system!

They're buying up the books
they're legalizing crooks
Always trying to play the system

Don't make one false move
you'll find it unapproved
Nobody gives you very much room
when you live inside the system

They're starting up again
their propagandized ways
They're gonna change the rules
they cheat but do not choose -
to live inside the system

Don't we get screwed by the system?
Yes we get screwed by the system
I think it's time we change the system
If not we're damned by the system
Cause it don't work for the 99
I wanna hear it for the 99
Hear me now 99 99 99
99, 99, 99 .... 99, 99, 99 ....
99, 99, 99 .... 99, 99, 99 ....
I'm proud to be, part of the 99
I'm proud to be down with the 99
Say, what about you? What about you?
Are you proud to be, down with the 99?
Can I get a witness?

© 2014 Gerry Gomez
Published by Humdevil Makes Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Waiting for the Waterfall
The headaches come and they knock me out cold
The day is done and I’m getting old
When I’m up now, it’s usually short lived
When I’m down, I ain’t got much to give

Some days there’s just too much rust in my blood
I’m standing in the waterfall, right before the flood

So take the wheel, take me home
I ain't got nothing in the world worth going home for anymore
Leave me nothing, take it all
Soon the water will run out on this waterfall

Tell Momma I tried, and then give her my love
Tell Daddy I tried, but he’s stronger than I ever was
They say get some help, when you are feeling low
But I lost the number to that crazy call-in show

Some days they just ain’t worth getting up for anymore
I lost my way, and I’m out here all alone

So take the wheel, take me home
I ain't got nothing in the world worth going home for anymore
Leave me nothing, take it all
Soon the water will run out on this waterfall

I stumble to the floor, like I often do
I made the bed, and I found my shoes
I hit the pavement, like a newborn fawn
I walked the road, till the early dawn

Some days they just ain’t worth talking ‘bout much anymore
Yeah, I’m still standing here with no direction home

So take the wheel, take me home
I ain't got nothing in the world worth going home for anymore
Leave me nothing, take it all
Soon the water will run out on this waterfall

© 2014 Gerry Gomez
Published by Humdevil Makes Music (ASCAP)