Somewhereville

by Bow Thayer & The Euphorians

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1.
I woke up on the right side of bed Looked on over but you weren’t there Looked at my watch it said quarter past ten I can’t wait to see you again Put on my socks and I went downstairs Brushed my teeth and combed my hair in the a leaky faucet with a clogged up drain I can’t wait to see you again My little kitty brought me one dead bird two dead mice and one dead squirrel Had ourselves a funeral but nobody came I can’t wait to see you again Oh baby, you really scare me, Got me so nervous, but I ain’t worried Ready or not, here I come If my car won’t start, I’ll stick out my thumb See me walking backwards in the breakdown lane I can’t wait to see you again Oh baby, you really scare me Got me so nervous, but I ain’t worried Fire and ice, snow and rain I can’t wait to see you again By bus, by car, by boat, by plane I can’t wait to see you again I don’t care what I gotta spend I can’t wait to see you again Your house is only around the next bend I can’t wait to see you again…
2.
Stealin’ the top of the world it really can’t be easy takin’ a bus to the next universe believe me that’s easy as reinventing the wheel and learning to steer Oh, we are not invincible, I know just go ask Alex Lowe oh, we are not invincible, I know but he got pretty close I got a place in the back of my head I’d like to get there somehow well I got a place that I’ve never been I’d like to get in somehow get there somehow We got plenty of gas our bags are all packed you got the keys well I got the map a map of the stars Oh, we are not invincible, I know just go ask Alex Lowe oh, we are not invincible, I know but he got pretty close Oh, we are not invincible, I know just go ask Alex Lowe oh, we are not invincible, I know but he got pretty close
3.
This 05:25
Lately I’ve been holding on to an unfamiliar song that I picked right off a tree that was growing from the ground Each note written on a leaf they was fallin’ all around verses came right through the bark big and beautiful and dark I can get used to this I can get used to this Many lives through I have roamed at least that’s what I’ve been told even whoring out my soul just to find a perfect chord And a simple kind of beat, yes a simple kind of beat that will knock you off your feet and make you say I can get used to this I can get used to this Lately I’ve been holding on to an unfamiliar song that I picked right off a tree that was growing from the ground Each note written on a leaf they was fallin’ all around verses came right through the bark big and beautiful and dark I can get used to this I can get used to this I can get used to this
4.
We arrived as the summer sun 
beat down on out busy heads Lazy as it seems 
we was running out of steam With the big amber moon overhead Do that crazy backflip 
it makes me laugh I love it when you’re 
spinning in the air Then I’ll try a handstand 
and tumble to the ground We got good times in Lucky Town There goes my little boy 
he’s swimmin’ in the bath, 
naked as he can be There goes your daughter 
she’s runnin’ cross the grass That’s the way it always should be And I’m gonna be a bizzillionaire, then we’ll really have fun So roll another fat one 
and pass it around We got good times in Lucky Town Summer skies start to fade, 
I don’t mind ‘Cause I’m up in the morning 
with that first bird song She takes her time to wake She likes her tea 
with honey and cream; I like my coffee with cake I got me some good advice Like “Keep it all positive” Once you understand this 
it will increase your chances for Good times in Lucky Town Summer skies start to fade, 
And come back around Once you understand this 
it will increase your chances for Good times in Lucky Town Summer skies start to fade, 
And come back around Good times in Lucky Town... 
Good times in Lucky Town ...
Good times in Lucky Town ...
5.
Rolling 05:44
Must have been a mist in the valley Left over from a dream Circles of the rain smoke Filters through the trees Hey, hey, it’s all right Hey, hey, it’s Okay Hey, hey, why don’t you Dance for me in the moonlight Take me in your arms Stroll me down the fairway Be my only hole in one Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ on Find me a little shady grove In the silver of the moon Pluck me a little melody To the echoes of the lune Hey, hey, it’s all right Hey, hey, it’s Okay Hey, hey, why don’t you Dance for me in the moonlight Take me in your arms Stroll me down the fairway Be my only hole in one Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ on
6.
You’re gonna lose your Annie 
down in New Orleans You’re gonna lose your Annie 
down in New Orleans They got that voodoo swamp grass growing like you’ve never seen Fools Back Road, 
don’t walk me away Fools Back Road, 
don’t walk me away Got them shadows in the cypress Got me runnin’ scared But I’m gonna sleep 
with the tombstones tonight, and walk back down the bayou 
in the early morning light Then I’ll head back to the Quarter for whatever it is worth I’ll find my little Annie 
and head back north Old black muddy water 
trying to drink my blood Old black muddy water 
trying to drink my blood Get in deeper and wider She’s about to flood Crazy wild demons tryin’ 
to run me down 
Crazy wild demons tryin’ 
to run me down They say anyone who dies here won’t stay underground They say anyone who dies here won’t stay underground But I’m gonna sleep 
with the tombstones tonight, and walk back down the bayou 
in the early morning light Then I’ll head back to the Quarter for whatever it is worth I’ll find my little Annie But I’m gonna sleep 
with the tombstones tonight, and walk back down the bayou 
in the early morning light Then I’ll head back to the Quarter for whatever it is worth I’ll find my little Annie 
and head back north
7.
Random Song 05:01
I’ve been away from home for awhile I’ve so it seems So it seems, I’ve been away from my home, for a while I just had a thought, now it’s gone I’m wishin’ that I wrote it down But this is just a random song My friends they’re tellin’ me
that I need some more songs My songs they’re tellin’ me, 
that I need more friends I wake up to find a brand new day I’m hopin’ that it won’t take too long before I find that random song My back is killin’ me, 
but my mind is free My mind is free, 
but my back is killin’ me Wishin and a wonderin’ all the time And I’m hopin’ that nothin’ else can go wrong And I’ll find that random song My baby so good to me; I do believe she’ll always be My baby so good to me; I believe she’ll always be She’s the only one 
who takes my blues away She comes over 
when it’s that time of day We listen to them random songs play
8.
Wings 05:18
Did you know the clouds all come through here? Makes observation tricky to the mind As for my heart, delivers me tears Did you know the clouds all come through here? So lift me up, lift me up I’ve had enough Lift me up, lift me up I’ve had enough Did you know the wind has wings? ‘Cause transportation is a heavy thing Watch it blow, hear it sing Did you know the wind has wings? So lift me up, lift me up I’ve had enough Lift me up, lift me up I’ve had enough They say the rain the rain 
laughs out loud ‘Cause intuition it’s easy to doubt Ain’t it funny how things get 
turned around That’s why the rain, the rain 
laughs out loud So lift me up, lift me up I’ve had enough Lift me up, lift me up I’ve had enough Lift me up, let me up I’ve had enough
9.
The Movie 07:36
The rain, it was fallin 
and it stung like razorblades And the sky was exploding 
miles overhead I was swallowed by the canyons way down low The occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge shifts to Angel’s Casino All I got is in my pockets 
stuffed in my socks It’s a lot As for my friends, they all hate me 
they’re pushing daisies, 
so they can’t blame me Except for one, I can see her 
getting nearer in the fog She tries to speak 
but I can’t hear her So unclear Think I’ll make a move out of Nevada Like to be closer to the water The dry air here keeps it secrets mummified I hope they let me back to California Or maybe Oregon that’s where she is I heard she’s gone to Oregon ... As the sky turns to purple Hell's roof starts to cool Don’t the stars look like keyholes up to heaven shinin’ through? I heard her say “I’ll keep your secret, it’s the least that I can do But I swear that I won’t sit through the bad movie they’ll make of you” She said “I swear that I won’t sit through the bad movie they’ll make of you” She said “I swear not to sit through the bad movie they’ll make of you”
10.
A million miles have blown 
down the road Tryin’ to beat that rollin’ storm I have found it to be so cold Just to roam So I catch another wave, a new day A road to pave away I’d surely stay but I ain’t made To lead this parade Amazingly, I got all that I need I got enough I can spread it all around Apparently, the eccentricities Tend to surface once you settle down And the tragedy of familiarity Tends to breed a notion to leave home Just to roam There’s voices in this room 
comin’ through Tryin’ to tell me just what to do Be with you, be aloof, or find someone new Amazingly, I got all that I need I got enough I can spread it all around Apparently, the eccentricities Tend to surface once you settle down And the tragedy of familiarity Tends to breed a notion to leave home Just to roam Well, I’m finally windin’ down in a town With my feet on solid ground Along a trail, with time to kill In Somewhereville

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released May 1, 2001

Bow Thayer, Jabe Beyer, Kris Delmhorst, Nolan McKelvey, Dave Rizzuti, Gordon Goes

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Bow Thayer's music features his custom Bojotar and fuses experimental elements with Americana, rock, bluegrass, and folk, resulting in a singular, progressive sound that has earned descriptions ranging from “Green Mountain soul” to “modern backwoods music.” American Songwriter says this "onetime Levon Helm compatriot is the best artist to come from New England in recent years." ... more

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