The Good & The Mean

by TAPE JUNk

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released 27 May 2013

Words & Music : João Correia
Produced by João Correia & António V Dias
Recorded at Valentim de Carvalho estúdios by Nelson Carvalho, Plateia de Ilusões by Vasco Teodoro. Additional home-recordings by António V. Dias, João Correia & Miguel Pereira
Mixing : Nelson Carvalho, João Correia and António V Dias
Mastering : Andy Vandette at Buzz Audio, NYC
Artwork : João Paulo Feliciano, Miguel The Araújo and Filipa Costa Félix
Photos : Rita Ladeira, Cláudia Manuel Silva and NAU Productions
Contact & Booking: tapejunkmail@gmail.com
Management : jorgebizarro@gmail.com
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“So heres one story i cant tell
I ve been the reckless sinner and i was on my way to hell
So i packed my shit and hit the road
But on my way to righteousness
I stopped for beer and smokes”

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Track Name: Only Son
I'm doing time in a lonesome place where the sun don’t shine
Everyday i think of my only son
He took his gun and ever since he's been on the run
I fear for the day he’ll come to rest
My only son, everyone's so proud of you
Reload your gun, aim and shoot at anyone that tries to suck the joy out of our dearest ones
There comes a time for you to hold your head up high
Clench your fists and jaw, step into the fight
Can’t tell what’s worse, today’s guilt or lifetime remorse
Tear that spiteful voice and fear no one
My only son, everyone's so proud of you
Reload your gun, aim and shoot at anyone that tries to suck the joy out of your dearest ones
He’s now doing time in a lonesome place where the sun don’t shine
Everyday i think of my dearest one
They took his gun and threw his body in the trunk
I feared for this day to come
My only son, everyone around you holds a gun
They aim and shoot at flesh and bone
But there's one thing they can't have
And that's my only son
Track Name: 99 Year Blues
Bring me my pistol, put my soul on a tray i'm gonna pull that rusty trigger, shoot my demons away - bye bye, demon die
Got a handfull of sins, time to put those hands to work, grab a pick and a shovel put 'em under the dirt - bye bye demon die
1, 2, 3 and counting, i have plenty more to say i got blood stains in my mouth, i chew my own mistakes
-bye, bye, demon die
I got this bitter taste from all the times i bit your tongue no more catwalk on pink street, bye, bye Reeperbahn
Last time i crossed this town she didn´t even have a name she whipped away my pride with the devils tail
-bye, bye, broken pride
Things got out of hand, it always seems to be the case I'll clear my throat and sing, the wolf is on it's way
-bye, bye, demon die
Bring me my pistol, three rounds of ball, I’m gonna pull that rusty trigger I got one last shot
Track Name: The Good & The Mean
From the trailer park white trash to the wealthiest decadence

Raise your hands and scream scream scream
You got the devil inside your jeans
Feed it proudly to the good and the mean
From the elegance of Dejohnnette to the lumberjack chainsaw man
Staring deeply at the whitest chalk
If there’s something you can´t learn is rock & roll
You gotta have it within your soul
I ran so far away looking for a better place to stay
But everywhere I’d go people yelled: “no no no!”
Whiskey weed and cheap cocaine
Is everybody in the same game?
I’m anchored on sobriety but my boat’s gonna float away
Better start to pray

From the Screaming Jay Hawkins spell to Chuck Berry’s wet mademoiselle
I found a ticket straight to hell but I would trade it for anything else
Is that crossroad deal a really good plan?

No, the devil ain’t my friend but one quick drink might not offend
His eyes are bright his skin is red just like a Swedish sunburned man
I had one drink too many, I’ll sing about this some other time
And if I sober up tomorrow it’s time to stop and draw the line
Maybe some other time
Track Name: No Romance Without Finance
I got goose bumps, goose bumps, I got dirty black grimy lungs
I got dibs on your sympathy, I got a million angry enemies
I got 7 teeth down to rot, I got broken pride, broken heart
I let my life go to waste, while trying out my poker face
Though every syllable I put out is despicable and lame
I’m gonna take it all back now, take it all back
Take it back, take it back
Gather round the pieces and mend that broken heart
No romance without finance, and I’m as broke as I can be
I need finger picking guidance and a place to harm my feet
I got goose bumps, goose bumps, I got a shinny, shinny big gun
All my songs made number one, who the fuck are you calling bum?
I got 9 wifes down the drain, 7 cars one for each day
My kids won’t even know my name, but everybody is for sale
Though every syllable i put out is despicable and lame
I’m gonna get it all back now , get it all back now
Got it back, got it back
Stakes are high I better keep playing some rock & roll
No romance without finance, and I’m as broke as I can be
I got a million angry enemies
no time for poverty
I need finger picking guidance and a place to warm my feet
Every syllable i put out is despicable and lame, they're gonna
Take it all back now, take it all back now
Hit me back, treat me bad
Take me down, down,down.... To where I belong
Track Name: Buzz
I got this buzz that’s making me mad
It won’t let me sober up and clear my head
Where did it come from? Who’s there to blame?
Those troubles should be far away but like in “Yesterday”
I think they’re here to stay
Hey buddy, is there anything on tonight?
My apartment is not suitable for the night
Don’t know who lives there but it sure ain’t me
Maybe someone who’s not afraid to look into his face and say “things will be ok”

Here’s one story I can tell
I’ve been the reckless sinner and I was on my way to hell
So I packed my shit and hit the road
But on my way to righteousness I stopped for beer and smokes

Hey kiddo, I’ll tell you something about me
I like to holler when no one’s listening
I’m just misplaced and I don’t know where to be
But you are right and you made me see this selfish side of me
I’m glad we got to meet

Here’s one story I can tell
I’ve been the reckless sinner and I was on my way to hell
So I packed my shit and hit the road
But on my way to righteousness I stopped for beer and smokes
Track Name: Misery Ain't That Good A Buddy
Why won’t you quit the attitude and just come back here, boy?
It ain’t gonna hurt as much as it already did, I’m sure
The stench is almost long gone
Well, everybody writes a song about the times when live goes wrong
I got a fridge filled with beer and appetizers
Got 20 packs of smokes and got ‘em all for free
Don´t look that hard for misery
Though misery loves company it ain’t that good a buddy

Just wipe those salty tears from your cheek
I got places to go I got people to meet
Everyone I know is out tonight on a partying spree
And that’s where I really wanna be

Oh man just please be cool and cut the drama
Your silly nonsense babbling about karma is making my head spin
Tonight I thought I could begin to hit the score and make a win

I’ll wipe these salty tears from my face
Pick up the phone and meet you some place
I’ll do this on and on
But until I get all my shit straight
just like the rest I will have to wait
Track Name: Ain't No Shame In My Game
Ain’t no shame in your game
So come clean and tell me where you've been
Just wreck up my heart
'cause it sure has been numb right from the start

There's no point to pretend
'Cause the ice is already too thin
And tonight we both think
Our live's worth as much as this bottle of gin

These words you say should be right as rain
But they wash our love away
I just have to leave, sleep and wake up again
and make some new plans on my own

Ain’t no shame in my game
Hell yes, i got a scar around my chest
But If i'd still be with you
I would put my indecisions and selfish thoughts to rest

Aint no shame in my game
Just broken pride and like that stubborn angry child
I was too proud to grieve
But i still do repent the way we got to meet

These words you say should be right as rain
But they wash our love away
I just have to leave, sleep and wake up again
and make some new plans on my own

Aint no shame in my game
I would steal, i would lie and i would kill if you need me to
Track Name: Under My Feet
Moving slowly it cautiously awaits
My hands are tied up
Looks at me and covets my flesh
Shows no fear
Now I pick my last words
I wish I’d cut loose and live

I’ll ease my mind, dare to fight
I’ll cut loose and leave
And under my feet
The asphalt heats and seethes with my pride

Moving slowly I seek for vengeance
I’m back on the right track
Trace you down, now that’s a smart move
I’ll get these hands on you
Now you may pick your last words
Choose wisely, there’s no turning back

I ease my mind, dare to fight
I cut loose and leave
And under my feet the asphalt heats and seethes with my pride
Track Name: Tombstone
Tombstone, let’s sing about what’s still yet to come
Tame, tame little devil
May your sins bleed to death
May this lonesome prayer bring me some rest
Tombstone, you will get to meet all my true friends
I want them to know how much I care
and cherish the good times we spent

I found my place and it’s next to you
But how would you know that my heart was full
If that’s so hard for me to show

Tombstone, it’s getting hard to breathe
so here’s my last request
Will you spare me some time do try and do my best
Before they crave my name on your chest

If so, ya’ll get to know this here kid did good
And in the end if my love lasts is to honour you, mom and dad

I found my place and it’s next to you
And I’ll let you know when my heart is full
‘cause I will turn bad into good
Track Name: 99 Year Blues Reprise
Pour me some whiskey, put my soul on a tray, I got 10 angry demons on a shallow grave – bye bye demon die
Seven got shot, one hung and one in jail, the other one got whipped by the devil’s tail – bye bye demon die
On a Monday i got arrested, on a Tuesday i was tried, they said 99 years should be a suitable fine – I cry, I cry
The judge looked at me, said : Boy, I know you mean no harm, just pack your shit and leave
and don’t you come back here no more – no more, no more
I’ll grab my smokes and booze and pack my clothes during the night
Time to put away my pistol, time to make things right