Ablutions

by Spider Garage

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released January 25, 2016

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Spider Garage Oakland, California

Spider Garage is an SF Bay Rock & Roll band creating energetic & danceable tunes with Roots Rock and early Punk influences. Formed in 2008, the band features former members of the Bad Genes,October Allied, the Trenchermen, and The Mud City Manglers.

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Track Name: Ablutions
I went through the necessary ablutions
scrubbed myself red from rump to crown
immersed in rational solutions
I could not hold the old fear down

Tonight I’m gonna show you all my scars
bathed in the light of the all forgiving stars
If you hold me tight, then, baby, I’ll be yours
but if you avert your eyes, I’ll never speak the truth again

I saw you live life as a giver
I couldn’t give myself a break
I wanted you for my forgiver
maybe that’s a mistake
Track Name: Closer
A pretty ring won’t do to win a heart & mind
those little things you do I wanna get behind

I fought a long time to be your man & I wanna get closer

The song I sing will linger & stick inside your ear
just touch me with one finger, the gap will disappear

I fought a long time to be your man & I wanna get closer
I walked a hard line to be your man & I wanna get closer
Track Name: Sorry
A diamond shining in my eyes so long
slips through my fingers, I was wrong
pulling me like fishing line, coiled around me serpentine, creeping up like barley-wine, strong

When you’re away I can’t see anything, or any way to hang around in here
When you’re away I would say anything to bring you near
Sorry, baby
Track Name: Dance With Me
A ragged night tossing & turning, thinking how my life should be
In the daylight eyes are burning in the glare of misery
I saw a people bowed & broken, treading water in a frigid sea
of all the lies their chiefs had spoken. Hoist the bottle, dance with me.

Hoist the bottle, then pass it to me.
Smile & shuffle besotted. Clap hands!
Mislead & misbegotten, the faithful & forgotten
rush the bar to get another shot in
head out on the floor & dance with me

A golden eagle glowering from a flag pole, an eagle eye for heresy
A humble people toiling in a proud land, a lofty pride for the world to see
unblinking eye on a pyramid of gold, the money siphoned to the top
you’ll get little for the life you’ve sold and it will never stop\ Hoist the bottle, then pass it to me.
Smile & shuffle besotted. Clap hands!

Mislead & misbegotten, the faithful & forgotten
Have we forgotten that the apple’s rotten?
come out on the floor & dance with me
Track Name: Bobtown
In a place called Bobtown, in a county they call Greene
It’s not what they mean

Fire in the hole, free pizza ready to go
Below the surface, they found coal & oil & gas
So we can all drive fast
The Chevron company came to town to build a well
Hey what’s that smell?
Fire in the hole, free pizza ready to go
The rocks got angry, on a cold, cold, Winter’s day
Hey Hey Hey
The blew up Bobtown, killed a man & walked away
Now those bastards say
Fire in the hole, free pizza ready to go
Track Name: USA
Feels like I’m walking a sky scraper ledge
I’ve got my back so tight against the wall
My feet are bleeding on a razor’s edge
One misstep, this time I fall

They say it’s time to walk the line
and it gets tougher every day
Is it the end, of us my friend?
How we gonna make it in the USA?

I found a uniform that didn’t fit
I searched for fire and I came back blind
I went pearl diving in a marble pit
One more misstep, I’ll lose my mind
Track Name: Sleepytown
Drink the poison & celebrate the failure
the deck was stacked against you
No angels were sent to protect you

Close your eyes, and lie down
you are the mayor of sleepytown

The stone by your graveside will read simply "I tried"
and no one will blame you
no angels were sent to protect you

Close your eyes, and lie down
you are the mayor of sleepytown

We are not the makers of what we’re partaking
We are not the bakers of the bread that we are breaking
Spread a prayer all around, a soft comforter of down
You are the mayor of sleepytown