Creepshow

by CODE RING

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Songs written by:
Ben Erickson - 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19 & 20
Kevin MF King - 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 18, 22 & 24
CODE RING - 10, 21 & 23

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released March 22, 2019

Tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15 & 19 - 24 recorded on a TASCAM Portastudio 424 4 track cassette recorder.
Tracks 2, 3, 4 & 13 recorded on a ZOOM MRS-802 MultiTrak 8 track digital recorder.
Tracks 8, 11, 14, 16, 17 & 18 recorded using a FOSTEX X-12 Multitracker 4 track cassette recorder.
All songs recorded using a SHURE BETA 58A microphone.

Recorded and Mixed by: KMFK

Painting by: Robert Bernartz / (1971) / Acrylic on Masonite.

CODE RING is -
Ben Erickson - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Piano, Mandolin, Noises, Percussion.
Kevin MF King - Vocals, Guitars, Bass Guitar, Noises, Percussion.

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A whirlwind of wandering the country and playing shows.

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Track Name: 21st Century Disappointments
I was only standing there cause I had no where to go
And the kids were learning how to swear on the big hit radio
I reached into my overcoat and found my only dime
Stuck it in a slot machine and I traveled out of time

OH DON'T YOU KNOW
21ST CENTURY DISAPPOINTMENTS
THEY COME ON SLOW BUT THEY SURE DO STICK
I'M GETTING OLD YOU KNOW I'M GETTING SICK AND NOW THE APES ARE GONE
AND WE'LL BE NEXT
TO WALK WITH THE CHAINS AROUND OUR NECKS SAYING
"BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A SHOT I'LL TAKE ANYTHING YOU GOT"
Track Name: Labor Day
Labor day was over when that young boy drowned
I was on the boardwalk working ZZ Top and Jackson Browne
You been looking younger and wearing less and less
Wish the waves would pull us under, free us from this ugliness
When this was The Turtle man we always scored
Black guitars knocked down the doors but they don't do that anymore
Holding up the bar tonight she's eyeing me
I am given over to my emptiness entirely

OH LORD
THOUGH I KNOW YOU'RE ALL AROUND ME
WHEN I CLOCK MY HOURS
AND COUNT MY QUARTERS
I CROSS MYSELF
AND I QUESTION IF YOU'VE FOUND ME

OH MY LORD
THOUGH I KNOW YOU REIGN ABOVE ME
I FORGET MY MISSION
I LOSE MY CONVICTION
I CURSE AT THE SKY AND I WONDER
IF YOU LOVE ME ANYMORE

FORGIVE ME MY LORD

Longnecks on the boardwalk wrapped in naked thighs
Animal expression ever etched into my vacant eyes
People come to see me, come to call again
Late at night it's easy lie in secret enter all of them
Look at Little Sister into Little Wing, Gimme Three Steps Mister grant me amnesty for everything
You was with my brother in your Sunday dress
Wish the waves would pull us under, free us from this fucking mess
Track Name: The Only Way To Wake Up
Well I know what they say find a cute little thing and settle down. Well I ain't got no chance for that on this side of town. Cuz I'm broke and my hearts got a hole and it looks real bad. Yeah she was the best thing i ever had.
Well the Ghosts in the moat stalk the planks and stoke the flames. I hear their song and dance in memories everyday. But my lungs getting tired of spitting these same old cliche. I spoke better yesterday, today I'm a waste.
Well her memeories getting distant and I didn't even notice too fast. Cuz I'm going mad. Cuz she's down Pensacola I'm up here he's first I'm last. She took her chance.
I'm playing in street corners I've barely eatten in days. I ain't seen a better plate since I sold yay. Cuz I've gone down the path free at last and that's... The only way to wake up.
Track Name: It's On Tonight
Just when I thought I was doomed to the darkness and there would be no more sunlight on me
You came along and you showed me this kindness
I wanna thank you for letting it be

Ain't nothing wrong when we're holding each other and I don't care if your parents agree
We're holding on we are one undercover
You laid a hell of a favor on me

IT MIGHT BE GONE TOMORROW
BUT IT'S ON TONIGHT
IT WON'T BE WONG WHEN WE TURN OUT THE LIGHT
IT MIGHT BE GONE TOMORROW BUT IT'S ON TONIGHT
IT'S ON TONIGHT

So when you go and you leave me so lonely no one can take back the moment we had
You were so fine you were my one and only
And it's so good when you need it so bad
Track Name: Recipe From Phantom
When I was younger he said to me, he'd lend me money, my soul for free. Cried a long, long lost lavish lake of tears. Shambles from ramblin' it's been ten years. Recipe from phantom, to whom it may be. Four thoughts of smut, been sleeping in leafs. Crime is long lost. These minutes rare to me. Scrambled and haggard, but flashbacks are free.
Track Name: Railroad
I got left at the bus station. I got left at the train station. I locked my keys in my car and now I'm walking very far. I got so lazy for my age. One day it might just be okay. You taught me driving to escape is like being pushed in wheelchairs everyday. One day I'll wander from my place. One day I won't be so afraid. Since May aged ten years in my face. I got so lonely for my age.
Track Name: Thrasher
Make a statement
Where did you appear at this time?
Demonstrate
Are you able to resuscitate?

HIDING IN THE WHIPPORWILLS
DIFFERENT DAYS FOR DIFFERENT PILLS
AND OH THOSE PETS OF MINE

Talk to Jason
Put a piece of tape on the shade
God forbade
Now you're bigger than a hit parade
Make a statement
Track Name: E-Oh-Seeeees
Decode the troupe. Cuz you feel bad for yourself and you make it worse. You sit with Baphomet and he takes a look. He spits up in your face and calls you a crook.
Track Name: A Nice Way To Put Me Down
Feeling so selective about every word I chose. Never silent when I'm listening. Never mean a word you say, then why'd you say it? Sad songs won't fix that he's missing.
Phantom. Your eyes tell the tale of where you’re from.
The only place the past exists is in a memory. If you don't know who told the lie, then why'd you spread it? To die inside of a sweat lodge, on a vision. Here comes the next haze. Now he's missing.
Pity free. Happy victory. Enjoy a short rest.
Track Name: Maintenance Man
I tried every potion
I tried every pill
I never got what love was about
And I guess I never will

But now you're here upon me
And you make me feel so good
I never wanted to hurt you baby
But I always knew I would

I brought every bottle
I drank every drop
I thought I had it all figured out
I just never knew when to stop

And now there's all these problems
From the bottom to the top
I never thought I could be so bankrupt
I never wanted to close up shop

If I could take a different fork in the road
Just to read the story that has never been wrote
And if I don't make it I just want you to know
You got that spirit that can never be sold

I GAVE THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE
TRYING TO FEED IT
SO I CAN SHED TEARS IF I LIKE
NOW THAT I NEED IT
AND IF YOU WON'T COME THROUGH TONIGHT I'LL BE IN PAIN

I'M ONLY TRYING TO MAINTAIN
I'M OUT HERE TRYING TO MAINTAIN

I had every warning
I had every chance
There was just no walking away
When you had me so entranced

So I took my chances
And I took my dose
And it felt like catching the moon
Anytime I held you close

Everybody wonders
Everybody tries
Some of us fall into the web
And we never get to say goodbye

So if you ever wonder
What became of me
I'll be dying all over the air
Here on WKRP

if I could take a different seat on the plane
Just to see the movie that has never been made
I just need a moment won't you let me remain
You are the greatest trap that's ever been laid
Track Name: Missing You
Got my soul dragged cross the desert like the belly of that king snake. Plate after plate, taste the shit that I ate. Silver razors of barbed wire roving, woven round my neck. Proof I'm mislead, proof that I'll be dead. Missing you is all I do. Driving slow route down south from above. Patron the sights and sounds who patron those with love. The shapes I pass during the day remind me of past debts I must pay. Now I've slowed my stroll down to a crawl looking for a code or a sign. Been bashful for my meals before, nowadays I'm not as proud. I'm not expendable unless I'm consigned. My heart aches from every heartbreaking heckler's hounds. Fuck all over the house. Missing you is all I do.
Track Name: Electric Eye
A lazy try, electric sire. Jonesy's Jukebox. Drunk again, emaciated, thin. Fill My Cup with Sin. Electric eye, Wildemere inside, girl you need to be so kind. But I woke up again, inside another one, a dream compartment. Skinned my knee winding the bend, afghan wrapped around my shin. Just let the fear mind you again, there goes that feeling again. I'll never wipe that smirk off my face, from amber wine.
Track Name: Anchor
All of a sudden the anchor is gone
I never asked for directions I kept on drifting on
One less haven to hide in
Bells don't ring when you sing anymore little siren
I'm smashed on the rocks of Long Island inviting Poseidon

Quick as a flash from the lights of the nine
All of my colors inverted; my soft curves turning to cold lines
Stuck on my block, stuck on my sphere
I don't care what I wear anymore in transparency
Infrared, ultraviolet, I've been faded for years

ALL OF A SUDDEN THE ANCHOR IS GONE
TROPHIES ARE PERFECT FOR SCRAPPING
DIAMONDS ARE MADE TO BE PAWNED
ALL OF A SUDDEN THE ANCHOR IS GONE
NONE OF US KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN BUT ALL OF A SUDDEN THE ANCHOR IS GONE

Turn off my telephone out of respect
Feels like I'm wearing the anchor
The chain bites at my neck
One more mem'ry to draw on
So I toast to the ghost of our youth where I lost you I'm off to Atlantis again little albatross pet
Track Name: The West
It's ladies night over at Hula Hank's
I hear their voices in the air
They get so drunk they sing through scuba tanks and tell us all how much they care

They sing My Angel Is the Centerfold into their whiskey laden mic's
I know right then and there I'm getting old and pull my coat against the night

I STRIKE A KNEELING POSE
BEFORE THE FEELING GOES
I BURN A NUMBER UNDER THE TRACK
THERE AIN'T NO OTHER WAY TO GET BACK

You were so cool and sweet like lemonade
I was so beautiful and young
We used to rule the street like renegades and pray that the day would never come

OUT OF THE COMPOST HEAP
MAYBE WE'RE NOT SO DEEP
Track Name: Black Mold
Here comes the truck
It's time to press your luck
Your money or your life
Lace up your boots
Don't hesitate just shoot
Your day will come tonight

Black mold, the water seeps in and every night we weep
Wet wood the demons creep in, they have no truth to speak
Accept the iron in our arms

I WON'T SLEEP TONIGHT
I WON'T SLEEP AT ALL
I WILL WORK UNTIL THE MORNING
I WON'T SLEEP TONIGHT
I WON'T SLEEP AT ALL
I WILL WORK UNTIL THE MORNING FALLS
I'VE GOT WORK IN THE MORNING

Get in the van
Stand up and be a man
Your money is your life
Sawdust and dirt
This is your new worst shirt
This is your favorite knife

Black mold, the water seeps in and every night we cry
Red meat the demons creep in and look us in the eye
They see the void that is in our hearts
Track Name: Brick By Brick
I feel I am stuck in one place, like the look on my face could explain how misplaced and the days after days. I know you were my friend till the end, and back again. I sit alone like a stone, brick by brick, buries my bones. I used to have some friends whose name will haunt me till the end, and I miss their touch, and their face, and I miss those misplaced days. I know you were my friend till the end, and back again. I sit alone like a stone, brick by brick, buries my bones. The hole in my stomach will never get fixed.
Track Name: Time Machine
Suddenly I'm standing on a flat Earth
Underneath an orange sky
Looking for my Lorelai

And its hard to get my bearings here
Everything is new and fraught with fear
Isn't it a far cry

And then there was you
Someone I could filter it through
Take apart the gears
Make it so the last ten years just disappear

When you're in the city people move more
You were in the triangle
Where you never been before
And its overwhelming to a fawn
Rapid fire dusk till dawn
Isn't it a far cry

What I saw in you
Was it just too good to be true
Am I in the clear
Feeling like the last 10 years just disappeared

SO IS IT TRUE
I'VE BEEN SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME INSIDE
TRYING TO GET THROUGH
SO IS IT TRUE
I'VE BEEN SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME INSIDE
YOU
Track Name: Constant Reminder
Winde up the heart strings till they go snap
Take a collection buy a new set
Stare down your own face when you can't look back

A CONSTANT REMINDER SO YOU NEVER FORGET

up from the ashes and into the sky
All laid out to the reel of cassette
Go through the motions but what does it buy

A CONSTANT REMINDER SO YOU NEVER FORGET
Track Name: In Ruins
All this mess and nothing else. Ever since you came to town you've done nothing but complain. When all this time I never explained, the only reason that you kicked me out was so you wouldn't take your blame. Passed it off as circumstance and made a laundry list of hardly truth, aimless complaints. Now we're all just sitting here. Wasted time and out of beer. What a crooked band of shame. You're all fools. In all my days of aiding disgrace, I've been around the gun and blade and everyone is bait. The most I've seen are in between faded lighting glimmer gleam fades vastly when she's late. All in all the menace claims the first and last are all his blame. The carriage ride is late. We'll all just bare the eyesore feast, fastened seatbelts, aim at knees. Cut ties with saving face. You're all fake. Refrain said the man. In ruins without, till the end. Your souls will need to mend when it's the end.
Track Name: Charades
I hate everything about. You sicken me through and thru. Although I never wept, I believe in our hex. I must be exercised of you. So for years I remembered his prayer. Today I knew all ties could tear. In the past I would savor that wealth. But now I'm just glad I have my health. He said son, I'm walking here to die. But in your heart and mind don't ever cry. I said what I could, you did what you would. Bury me alive where I lie.

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