STAB

by Craig Robertson

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released February 15, 2015

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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: 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 (and who took it)
(Robertson 2014)

Little dead riding hood
I wish you would
go somewhere else and leave me alone'
you've got those zombie eyes
the kind that paralyze
that turn me into a human drone

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you were my last mistake
the last I'll ever make
you know you took the cake for foolin' me
you were my last mistake
the last I'll ever make
you know you took the cake for foolin' me.

Little dead riding hood
you never been any good
you're so good at being bad, that makes it hard
I'm a fool hangin' upside down
starin' at the broken ground
you're such a card.

Chorus

bridge: well, I'm talkin' to dust devils in the corner of my room
they all have voices like a whisper from the tomb.

chorus
Track Name: Rocket Surgery
I know that you got some doubts
I just want to make it clear to you
I know you can figure it out
I gotta lotta faith in you

This ain't the scene of a crime
Nothing dangerous is happenin here
So you can take your time
And make those questions disappear

But it's not rocket surgery
It's as easy as you want it to be
I'm not trying to set you free
I'm not tryin to let you go

It's not rocket surgery
It's as easy as A B C
You can see what you want to see
Know what you want to know

I see you got that hesitation
Every time you start to move
It's not a difficult equation
To prove or to disprove

You know that a couple tears
Don't add up to a good cry
So if you overcome your fears
You'll see the numbers don't lie


Baby, don't come runnin down the stairs
One two three four five
You gotta throw away your cares
Cause its good to be alive
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: 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.