STAB

by Craig Robertson

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released 15 February 2015

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Track Name: She Said Cha Cha Cha
SHE SAID CHA CHA CHA
(robertson 12)

She said cha cha cha
Cha cha cha
I don’t like reggae, I just like ska

Where she was remained
a mystery for two long years
she just liked to dance but didn’t do drugs
After all the family’s worry and all the tears
He just gives it up inCourt and then he shrugs

She came all the way from texas to lose herself
in theglitter of Manhattan nights
She came all the way from texas to find herself
In the shadow of the cold fluorescent light


You’ve heard this story
many times before
Nothing’s common where death’s involved
The things that change are always the same
just another night, another name

They didn’t care about the truth,
they didn’t care about the lies
They didn’t care about the papers and tv
they just want to look into the killer’s eyes
but they will never see the way he sees
Track Name: Stab
STAB

I’m gonna be persistent
I know that you’re resistant
You’ve heard all the lines
Baby, never crossed my mind
Cause I think persistence
overcomes resistance
I don’t want to bum rush you
So here’s what I’m gonna do


I’m gonna take another stab at it
I know you got a bad habit
Of shootin everybody down
But I’m gonna stick around
And take another stab at it.

Gonna give it another go
Baby, you ain’t said no
But then you ain’t said yes
So it’s all right, I guess

Ref
ch.
Track Name: The Cake (and who took it).
The Cake

sometimes my right hand don’t know what my left hand is doin’
I try to be good I try to be true
On one hand I don’t believe in betrayal
On the other hand I’ve got the devil by the tail
My right hand don’t know what my left hand is doin’

I went to see my honey, I walked up and knocked on her door
She opened it up and right away gave me what for
I said baby baby baby what you talking about
You know I been good there aint no doubt…

I went to see my priest and he said I gotta be good
I gotta be like him and do all the things I should
When he was caught with an altar boy
In the rectory on the fourth of July
He said, sometimes…

Ooooooh It’s such a fine line
Oooooooh I’m willfully blind
Track Name: Rocket Surgery
STAB

I’m gonna be persistent
I know that you’re resistant
You’ve heard all the lines
Baby, never crossed my mind
Cause I think persistence
overcomes resistance
I don’t want to bum rush you
So here’s what I’m gonna do


I’m gonna take another stab at it
I know you got a bad habit
Of shootin everybody down
But I’m gonna stick around
And take another stab at it.

Gonna give it another go
Baby, you ain’t said no
But then you ain’t said yes
So it’s all right, I guess

Ref
ch.
Track Name: Dante Is Shirtless
Dante is shirtless, handcuffed and wired
In the back of the cruiser, while the cops, looking tire,
Listen to Beatrice out on the lawn
She’s so mad she’s spitting she rants on and on

And everything’s different
Though nothing has changed
Everything’s different
Tho nothing has changed

Dante is shirtless, she says leave me alone
Don’t break down my door, don’t call on the phone
That may have worked once but not anymore
Once it was charming but now it’s a bore

Chorus

Dante is shirtless. He blinks at the light
The film crew is filming they’ve been at it all night
They ask Dante’s permission to put him on Cops
He tells them to shove it, but they just wont stop

chorus
Track Name: No Clue
Dante is shirtless, handcuffed and wired
In the back of the cruiser, while the cops, looking tire,
Listen to Beatrice out on the lawn
She’s so mad she’s spitting she rants on and on

And everything’s different
Though nothing has changed
Everything’s different
Tho nothing has changed

Dante is shirtless, she says leave me alone
Don’t break down my door, don’t call on the phone
That may have worked once but not anymore
Once it was charming but now it’s a bore

Chorus

Dante is shirtless. He blinks at the light
The film crew is filming they’ve been at it all night
They ask Dante’s permission to put him on Cops
He tells them to shove it, but they just wont stop

chorus
Track Name: Who, What, How, Why or When
Who, What, How, Why and When
(Robertson 09)

DM7 F#m
Another grey day in the city
DM7 F#m
I’m feelin’ so tired and alone
DM7 Db DM7 Db
Ain’t no one around, they all left town
DM7 C#7 F#m
Or they ain’t answering their phone.

Think I’ll go down to the sea side
Sit down in that dirty white sand
Partake in the joys of all that white noise
That the waves make beating on the land.

Dm6 F#m
Then the cops arrive in a squad car
Dm6 F#m
And it’s the same thing all over again
Dm6 F#m
They got the questions but I aint got no answers
Dm6 C#7 F#m
To who what how why or when.

The a ferris wheel on the pier
Off to my right, lights up and then
It begins to go round, and I can hear the sound
Of that music caught on the wind

I can’t take any more of these questions
I can’t make up any more lies
I can’t make your day, so just go away
You’ve whittled me down to your size.

And the cops go back to their squad car
They just sit there, this never ends
They got questions, I ain’t got no answers
To who what how why or when.

It’s easy to see where this is headed
I’m goin’ home and call it a day.
They can follow me there, I really don’t care
I ain’t leavin’ til they’ve gone away


And someone is pounding on the front door
But I ain’t gonna let them come in
They got questions, I ain’t got no answers
To who what how why or when.