SOMETHING TO DO

by Craig Robertson

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Recorded, Mixed and Mastered in Boston, MA

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released October 10, 2015

Instruments used recording this album:
acoustic guitar,
soprano, concert, tenor and baritone ukulele,
hawaiian guitar,
lap steel,
resonator guitar,
electric guitar,
baritone electric guitar,
tres cubano,
mandolin,
5-string openback banjo,
pony banjo, nylon strings,
electric bass,
synth,
hand percussion,
drums,
drum programming,

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Craig Robertson Boston, Massachusetts

I live in a landscape of ghosts and scientific oddities. Memories surface like flying fish in a glassy ocean. Songwriting for me is like a spiderweb; the strangest things fly into it.

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Track Name: MORTICIA
MORTICIA
(Robertson 15)

CHORUS:
I always thought you were Morticia
I gave you roses with no blooms
you looked at the bouquet then you looked a me
I knew right then that I was doomed

I never saw you for who you were
just who you wanted me to see
your eyes were mirrors and your tongue was flame
you always had somewhere else to be

chorus

I think that night up on the rooftop
with the Empire State against the sky
was the last time I remember the two of us
locked together eye to eye

chorus

I knew something was wrong all along
I lost your hand, I held your heart
I was afraid that if I looked too close
everything would fall apart
Track Name: STOP CAUTION OR GO
STOP CAUTION OR GO

I get a odd sensation
whenever I think of you
you know I think you're thinkin' bout me
but maybe that ain't true

I get a odd itch in the back of my brain
wonderin' what you're doin'
and I know I shouldn't go down that road
it only leads to ruin.

chorus
stop caution go
we never did take it slow
we slammed together I never knew whether
you were stop caution or go

when it's just me in the middle of the night
all alone with nothin' to do
trying to fall back to sleep
tryin' not to think about you

tryin not to think about the things we did
and why we don't do them no more
tryin not to think about what you're doin'
and who you're doin' it for.

Stop caution go...
Track Name: SOMETHING TO DO
SOMETHING TO DO
(robertson 2015)

Sometimes when I'm feeling blue
down in the dark missing you
I try to stay busy with my everyday world
it don't work, but it's something to do

everyday thoughts fill my head
I make up my mind while I'm making the bed
I try to stay busy by thinking back to
all the things, things that you said

bridge:
I've been cutting corners all my life
I've cut so many that I've dulled the knife

sometimes when I've had a few
sitting right there missing you
I try not to think, I make my mind blank
it don't work, but it's something to do

repeat verse 3
Track Name: INNER DEMON
INNER DEMON
(Robertson 2015)

so I met your inner demon
the other morning when you awoke
at first I thought I was dreamin'
I thought you were makin' a joke.
But it scratched my face and yelled at me
and flew about the room
pulling all the curtains closed
and glowing in the gloom

I admit I was confused
I admit I was surprised
it smashed the bedside table
before my very eyes
it ran into your closet
and came out in your dress
looked down at the floor
said, did you make this mess?

You went in the bathroom
I made my way downstairs
I wasn't even shaken
I wasn't even scared
I'd seen this kind of thing before
many many time
in my world the punishment
never fits the crimes

I met your inner demon
this morning when you awoke...
Track Name: YOU SCARE ME
YOU SCARE ME
(Craig Robertson 2015)

You scare me when you walk that way
you scare me when you talk that way
you scare me when you're good
you really scare me when you're good

cause you're my horror movie
you're my horror movie
turn out the light

you scare me with your crazy life
you scare me like a kitchen knife
you scare me when your eyes roll back
you scare me when you cover your tracks

chorus

you're risin' from a well and you scare me
you're draggin' me to hell and you scare me

chorus
Track Name: RUBBER SOUL
RUBBER SOUL 2015

Got a rubber soul
it bounces right back
I can't go wrong
I'm a rail road track
you're skies were gray
well, mine were black
but I gotta rubber soul
it bounces right back

got 51 cards
in my deck
I don't know what I'm missin'
but, what the heck
used to be crazy
used to be a wreck
got 51 cards
in my deck.

Didn't believe in nothin'
now I believe in you
anything you say
I believe is true
you say that's dangerous
but what can I do
didn't believe in nothin
now I believe in you

repeat first verse
Track Name: LIES IN HER BED
LIES IN HER BED
(Robertson 2015)

The taxi drops her off outside my door
I can hear the hesitation in her steps
I don't know what I'm doing anymore
or why

later there's another taxi door
I can hear her tell the driver where to go
she doesn't even say it anymore7
no goodbye

She lies in her bed
though nothing's ever said
out loud
she lies in her bed
I want to ask but
I'm too proud
she knows I know she lies in her bed.

She can only use the telephone
she can only call if she sure
she is going to be alone
for a while

so she calls from the grocery store
she calls me from her work when things are slow
and I don't know what I'm doing anymore
but when she smiles

I remember
when she smiles I remember

chorus
Track Name: BLAZE
BLAZE
(Robertson 15)

Didn't make no money today
ain't gonna make no money tomorrow
gonna sit right here and cry
it seems like all my friends ever do
is drink fuck and quarrel
gonna sit right here and say good bye

Blaze Starr Blaze away
I just wanted just wanted just wanted to say....
Blaze Starr Blaze away
Blaze away

I saw you down on Howard street
when I was still in high school
went to the Lido, snuck in the back door
and I watched you strut across the stage
like a bird of paradise
I can still hear the sound of high heels on the boards
ch.

june 15 2015

half my friends went away to war
and half of them came back
I shoulda looked them up but you know I just lost track
I don't know what you had
if you were hell or heaven sent
but you took it with you took it with you took it with you when you went
Track Name: BUMBLEBEES
BUMBLEBEES
(Robertson 2015)

Your heart is full of bumblebees
you do exactly what you please
you fly from flower to flower
your heart is full of bumblebees
you get exactly what you need
everyone knows that's your superpower.

If I could have a moment in time
I'd go back to when you were mine
we were sitting on that bench downtown
holding hands and speaking low
you said you didn't want to go
but you did, you said I'll see you around.

Ch

you sit beneath the waterfall
but you ain't getting wet at all
you say nothin touches you
the same thing happens when it rains
then you're off raising Cain
somewhere else where the skies are blue

ch.
Track Name: BLOOD OATH
BLOOD OATH
(Robertson 2015)

If you signed a blood oath
if you used a quill pen
I still wouldn't believe
you'd come back iagain
back again

I get so tongue tied talking to you
cause I never know what you will do
please stop trying to call on the phone
just hang it up and leave me alone

chorus

I seen your sister she lives down the street
we say hello whenever we meet
but I never ask her how you are
you may have won the battles but you lost the war

chorus

the car that I bought you is sitting on blocks
in my back yard with the chickens and rocks
it's not like you, it ain't runnin' no more
you only got two, it's got four on the floor

chorus