Through the Improbability Barrier!

by Coyote vs Acme

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1.
Conjugate 02:57
I went to drink, and I drank, and I got drunk (GOT DRUNK!) I was plastered as a skunk (DIRTY SKUNK!) Lord, I must’ve lost my head ‘Cause when I woke you were in my bed From drink, drank, get drunk (YOU GOT DRUNK!) ***** Went to drink, drank, got drunk (YOU GOT DRUNK!) Asked you would you like some slam and dunk (OH YEAH!) Now I’m surprised as I can be That you took me seriously From drink, drank, get drunk (YOU GOT DRUNK!) ***** Oh the scandal and the shame Our friends will gossip ‘bout our names How they all will laugh and point When we stagger out of my joint ***** They’re takin’ bets on if we’ll last They can go and kiss my ass Don’t recall what all we done But I know it was some hot fun ***** So let’s drink, drank, get drunk (LET’S GET DRUNK!) Don’t know what you coulda thunk (UH HUH) The only way that this could be Is if you were just as drunk as me So let’s drink, drank, get drunk (GET DRUNK!) Drink, drank, get drunk (GET DRUNK!) ***** Then I’ll sober up and see What you might could mean to me When we drink, drank, get drunk (WE’RE ALL DRUNK!) Drink, drank, get drunk (WE’RE ALL DRUNK!) Drink, drank, get drunk!
2.
Rusticate 02:03
Green Acres is the place to be Farm livin’ is the life for me Best thing about the countryside (mmm) hot redneck boys ***** Cowboy boots and farmer’s tan Could you handle lovin’ from a fellow man You scare me but you turn me on (mmm) hot redneck boys ***** Fishin’ down the river with no shirt on Honky tonk dancin’ ‘til the break of dawn Bed of a pickup, you and me Could you be my bro-country fantasy Redneck love, redneck love Would be a gift from the Lord above Big as a mountain, strong as a tree (mmm) hot redneck boys ***** Some of you must be inclined Would you fight, or would you run Or would we have ourselves some fun Redneck love, redneck love Would be a gift from the Lord above Big as a mountain, strong as a tree (mmm) hot redneck boys Big as a mountain, strong as a tree Some country boy and me
3.
Commies 04:14
I went to a Communist Party All the Reds were there We rock and rolled that Manifesto All the night in Red Square Rockin’ down in Red Square, singin’ Party of the People Party for the People Stand up for the people ‘Til we see the judgment day, yeah yeah yeah ‘Til we see the judgment day ***** The vodka it was flowin’ And the Prohibition brew I saw Tom Joad and Mother Jones Doin’ the hootchy-koo They were doin’ the hootchy-koo, singin’ Party of the People Party for the People Stand up for the people ‘Til we see the judgment day, yeah yeah yeah ‘Til we see the judgment day ***** They came from the Hollywood Blacklist And the Spanish Civil War From the deep coal mines and the picket lines and a thousand factory floors We are comin’, Father Abraham, your promise to ful – fill We’ll sing and march and party down Until we get our will ***** From Burning Man and Woodstock and the camps of Occupy From ev’ry March against the Man that held its banners high We are comin’, Father Abraham, your vision in our eyes I swear I saw a guy in a halo Dancin’ up in the sky He was sendin’ blessings from on high – singin’: Party of the People I am of the people I stand for My People ‘Til I bring the Judgment Day, yeah yeah yeah ‘Til I bring the Judgment Day **** You moneychangers on your thrones We’re millions strong and not alone We want to see you overthrown today You wolves who prey upon the sheep Want to haunt your dreams and wreck your sleep Want to hear you gnash and wail and weep When we bring the Judgment Day, yeah yeah yeah When we bring the Judgment Day.
4.
Johnny come down to the riverside Johnny come swimmin’ with me Johnny come down to the riverside Johnny – I wanna see ***** See things that hang in the breeze And in the shadows of the trees And down inside your dungarees Johnny - oh Johnny ***** Johnny will you be at the mall tonight Down by the arcade If you stop and talk to me Will I be afraid Afraid of what my face will show Afraid you’ll see my heart a - glow With passion like a body blow When I’m near to you ***** Why do I want, what I want, I don’t know, don’t know Why oh why do I need it so, so, so Is it wrong or right Keeps me up at night Johnny, oh Johnny, do you know ***** Cm Fm If just once desire could be Sung out clear and true If just once you’d look at me The way I look at you The way I look at you ***** Johnny come to my house tonight My folks will be away Maybe I can tell to you What I want to say Johnny if you stood by my side I’d no longer have to hide My whole world would open wide Every single day
5.
Slow Dance 05:22
I want to touch your hand Like she can touch your hand You’ll never understand I want to touch your hand You’ll never understand I want to touch your hand ***** I want to dance with you The way she holds you true There’s nothing I can do I want to dance with you Nothing I can do I want to dance with you ***** ‘Cause I’m, I’m in love, I’m in love with you Yes, I’m in love with you And though it can never come true I’m in love with you I’m in love with you ***** In my fairy tale I would never fail Brave any pain and strife To save your life And maybe you would see How much you mean to me But it can never be It can never be ***** I want to take your hand And hold you to my heart Stand by you every day And never be apart And though I know what I say Will make you turn away I would always stay I will always stay ***** ‘Cause I’m, I’m in love, I’m in love with you Yes, I’m in love with you Though it can never come true I’m in love with you I’m in love with you I’m in love with you I’m in love with you
6.
Watchin’ the guys go by Watchin’ the guys go by How they make me sigh Watchin’ the guys go by ***** Standin’ right next to me Strong arm in tight white sleeve Fantasies I weave-When they stand close to me ***** Laughing, teasing, hugging at the bar They’ve no clue how beautiful they are But there’s no way in hell I’ll ever tell, what they stir in me They don’t wanna know, how they inspire my desire And who the hell am I, just some guy, always nearby Wanting to caress, and undress, I’m such a mess Offer a shoulder to rest, to their distress or loneliness Wishing I could be free, to touch what I see, so tenderly ***** What would they say to me Would they fear and flee I don’t want to see I’m too scared to see
7.
I wish Ancient Aliens would take you away They’re all that you talk of, every day You just lie around, watching TV You like that sofa, better than me You like that sofa, better than me ***** Why oh why, is he still here Why can’t I whisper the words in his ear Why can’t I work up the courage to say I know you don’t love me: fine; go away. ***** We met on a night drinking whiskey and wine You showed me yours, and I showed you mine Thought it was romance, the way that I do Chasin’ my fantasies like they were true. Chasin’ my fantasies like they were true. ***** Why do I go on this way Year after year, and night after day Bringin’ home every Tom, Dick and Sam Thinking each time, I’ve found the right man ***** Lord, is it them, or is it me That they never are what I hoped they would be Why is this notion stuck in my head That nothing is worse than an empty bed ***** Am I having my fun, or racing my fate Knowing too long could end up too late A desperate man who sees his life flown An old fag afraid of dyin’ alone ***** Why can’t I work up the courage to be Alone with myself, ‘til someone loves me At peace with myself, ‘til someone loves me.
8.
I wish I could have built a fire For you to warm yourself beside Safe above the raging tides That might drag you down Where you’d never have to hide Any pain you kept inside Any sorrow you denied Would get healing all around ***** But you took yourself away You took yourself away Not a word did you say To tell us why ***** All the places that I go I see friends we used to know Talk of how we loved you so What we wished we’d done Did you fear we’d turn away If your hurtin’ you did say We’d have been there night or day We would not have run ***** But you took yourself away You took yourself away Not a word did you say To let us know ***** We would take you in our arms And tell you all your charms And hold your broken heart in ours ***** You took yourself away You took yourself away And in our hearts today An empty space And in our hearts you’ll always have a place ***** I wish I could have built a fire For you to warm yourself beside…
9.
Voodoo Boy 02:51
Voodoo boy, groovin’ up the avenue Voodoo boy, lives out on the bayou Wonder what, you’re doin’ after school ***** Voodoo boy, I bet it’s steamy Voodoo boy, I bet it’s dreamy ‘Cause that’s what I feel, every time I look at you ***** Tall and dark and hotness, in the classroom door Teacher says we’d go to hell, but you’re worth sinnin’ for ***** Wish I was, a black magic woman Wish I was, your black magic woman I would, go to the devil with you ***** Long and lean from New Orleans in tight blue jeans, make me wanna scream Your eyes gleam with mystery, want you to lay your magic on me ***** Voodoo boy, got me under your spell Voodoo boy, bustin’ out of my shell You’re the man, who can set me free Voodoo boy, got me under your spell Voodoo boy, bustin’ out of my shell I want you, to bring out the voodoo in me I want you, to bring out the voodoo in me
10.
Merit Badge 03:28
See you round the campfire See you at the swimmin’ pool I get high when you look at me Because you are so cool ***** Fever in the bunkhouse Fever in the bunkhouse Fever at the Boy Scout camp Fever in the bunkhouse Fever in the bunkhouse Fever at the Boy Scout camp ***** Watch you in the chow line Watch you play football Thinkin’ things about you Makes something stand up tall ***** Fever in the bunkhouse Fever in the bunkhouse Fever at the Boy Scout camp Fever in the bunkhouse Fever in the bunkhouse Fever at the Boy Scout camp ***** Fever… ***** Smile at you from up above Cruise you down below See your eyes look back at me Tell me what I want to know… ***** ( Spoken ) (Hey, how’s it goin,’ where you from, do you like it here, want to get away someplace clear, up on the hill, behind the shed, in a midnight bed, tell me what you feel – feel – feel – feel – omg omg touchin’ me touchin’ me; fever – fever – fever – fever) ***** I know who I am I know where I stand This is meant to be This is truly me This is my promised land, yeah yeah yeah This is my promised land You give me fever ***** Did we really do it Did we put it to it Did we really go insane Go insane… Did it satisfy you Thrill you all the way through Do you wanna do it again Do it again Let’s do it again ***** (Fever in the bunkhouse, fever in the bunkhouse, fever at the Boy Scout camp…)
11.
Alumni News 04:16
Party lights on a summer night, but they’re no longer for me I’m far ago and long away from who I used to be College days I’ve left behind, but not the memories Carefree way that we lived, random as a breeze ***** Night at the bars, crash on a couch, wake to a spring morning out the door What’ll it bring, someone or something; that I’ve never met be - fore Friends who turn up any hour with somewhere fun to go Classes done, now evening sun and uptown’s lights a - glow Places close but someone knows of folks who stay up late Keep the laughter going, make tomorrow wait ***** Back in our day, back when everything could go our way We were young, we were free, we could be everyone we wanted to be Every night would last forever, every morning new again Put the speakers in the window and turn the stereo on ***** Tryin’ still to hold those thrills, to live that revelry But passin’ years take me downstream, ever more distantly Drinkin’ late at clubs and shows, as if tomorrow’s free Hangover in morning mirror seems like a mockery Songs we sung when we were young, never fade and die Ringing in their endless spring, while I see autumn skies And winter coming… ***** Back in our day, back when everything could go our way We were young, we were free, we could be everyone we wanted to be Every night would last forever, every morning new again Put the speakers in the window and turn the stereo on ***** And I don’t want to act my age Why should I have to be this age

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released March 1, 2021

Marty Smith - music / lyrics / vocals (& cover art)
Brendan Macie - banjo / back vox
Chris Bullock - acoustic & electric guitar / back vox
Isaiah Ellis - electric guitar
Damian Lopez - bass / back vox
Pete Lucey - piano / wurlitzer / accordion / back vox
Connor LaMontaigne - drums
Tommy Grewen - trombone & back vox on "COMMIES"
Recorded at NIGHTSOUND STUDIOS, Carrboro, N.C.
Engineer - Meghan Puryear
Mixing Engineer - Chris Wimberley
Assistant Engineer - Glenn Schwartz
Mixed by Dave Kampel and Magnetic West Audio, Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Coyote vs. Acme Durham, North Carolina

Born 1959, Washington, D.C.; raised in Suburbia (Maryland, then Omaha, NE). Kent State U. in Ohio for Architecture, w/ minor in Partying. Moved to North Carolina spring 1982; been here ever since, majoring in Total Fanboy of Local Music.
Also married my husbear Robin, May 2005.
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