The Halley DeVestern Band
01/07/2014
DeVestern/Heinig

Story

Track #1 from our new album FABBO! BOFFO! SMASHO!...

Lyrics

IT'S IN MY SHOULDERS, IT'S IN MY SHINS

I THINK OF YOU, BABY, AND THE PAIN BEGINS

REMEMBER WHEN I LOVED YOU AND HOW WE KISSED

THEN I THINK OF HOW YOU HURT ME AND MY HANDS ARE FISTS


IN THROUGH YOUR EYES - OUT THROUGH YOUR HANDS

UP FROM YOUR HEART - INTO YOUR VOICE

EVERY MOVE CUTS A GROOVE IN YOUR HISTORY

EVERY DAY'S A NEW MUSCLE MEMORY


YOU KNOW HOW TO CRY BEFORE YOU LEARN HOW TO TALK

YOU KNOW HOW TO FALL BEFORE YOU LEARN HOW TO WALK

YOU SCREAM THROUGH THE WORLD MAKING MOVIES OF A DANCE

YOU MIGHT BE INSIDE A GIRL, MIGHT BE IN A TRANCE


IN THROUGH YOUR EYES...


YOU CAN BLAME YOUR MAMA

YOU CAN BLAME YOUR SIGN

YOU CAN BLAME YOUR MAKER

YOU CAN BLAME THE TIME

'CAUSE YOU'RE JUST A CANVAS

FOR MEMORIES TO MARK

EVEN IF YOU AIN'T WORTH NOTHING BABY

YOU'RE STILL A WORK OF ART


LEARN A NEW FUGUE

LEARN A NEW DANCE

LEARN A NEW WAY TO PUT ON YOUR PANTS


(SOLO OVER VERSE)


(BRIDGE SCAT)


SO EVEN THOUGH YOU HURT ME

AND LEFT A TEAR IN MY EYE

I'M BETTER THAN I EVER WAS

WHEN I COULDN'T WALK, I LEARNED HOW TO FLY


IN THROUGH YOUR EYES...


LEARN A NEW FUGUE...

The Halley DeVestern Band
01/07/2014
DeVestern/Heinig

Lyrics

KANGAROO MOMMA

(Thomas F. Heinig/Halley DeVestern)


(Whoa, mama...)


[Verse 1]:

When folks get tired and all out of touch

Some people run to a leather couch

When I need comfort and a place to crouch

I jump all up inside my mama's pouch, yeah


[Chorus]:

Mama's little baby loves to jump up jump up

Mama's little baby loves to ride all around

Mama's little baby loves to jump up jump up

Mama's little baby loves to ride


[Verse 2]:

When folks get tired of all them lies

Some people just wanna lay down and die

I just love to crawl back inside

Let my mama take me for a ride


[Chorus]


[Bridge - Instrumental break and then...]:

Veggimite-a mama, Veggimite-a mama, Skippy

Whoa, mama - take me for a ride

Whoa, mama - take me for a ride

'Til you ain't got no more hide


[Chorus and 'whoa mama' out...]

The Halley DeVestern Band
01/07/2014
DeVestern/Heinig

Lyrics

YOU THINK YOU CAN FOOL THE DEVIL WITH ALL YOUR FANCY THINGS

AND EVEN YOUR GOOD FRIENDS GOTTA KISS YOUR RING

HONEY YOU AIN'T NOTHING BUT THE BEATING OF YOUR HEART


YOU THINK YOU CAN RISE ABOVE IT  WITH A SWAGGER AND A SMILE

BUT YOU'LL BE  IN THE SAME HOLE IN A LITTLE WHILE

WHEN YOU STAND NEXT TO A DEAD MAN, GOD CAN'T TELL YOU APART


[chorus]:

YOU KNOW IT'S FOREVER, THE TIME THAT YOU'LL BE DEAD

AND IT'S A LONG WAY TO HEAVEN WITH ALL OF THAT BREAD

THEY SAY TIME IS MONEY, BUT HONEY, MONEY AIN'T TIME


YOU THINK THERE AIN'T NOTHING YOU CAN'T BUY OR SELL

AND ANYONE GETS IN YOUR WAY YOU'LL SEND EM STRAIGHT TO HELL

BUT HONEY YOU AIN'T GOT THE POWER TO KEEP FROM GETTING OLD


YOU LOOK DOWN UPON US ALL, EVERY SINGLE ONE

SO SUAVE AND SMUG IN YOUR TOWER WHEN THE DAY IS DONE

BUT YOU'LL NEVER UNDERSTAND, NOT EVERYBODY'S DIGGING FOR GOLD


[chorus]


[bridge]:

ASK THE DEVIL TO CUT YOU A BREAK

HE'LL TAKE YOUR MONEY, TAKE ALL HE CAN TAKE

BUT IT WON'T SAVE YOU FROM THE FIRE AND THE STAKE


[chorus]


The Halley DeVestern Band
01/07/2014
DeVestern/Heinig

Lyrics

Tore Up (From the Floor Up)

Tom Heinig/Halley DeVestern


[Chorus]:

Tore up from the floor up

Oh, here I go again

Tore up from the floor up

I don’t know when to say when

Tore up from the floor up

Beat up from the feet up

Tore up from the floor up


[Verse 1]:

Baby’s got the rabies

Whole crew’s got ‘em too

I think I got Ebola

Or just the Johnnie Walker flu…(Ebola)

We played that club till 2 am

and left about nine or ten

don’t know who’s wrist my watch is on

Ain’t never gonna see it again


[Chorus]


[Verse 2]:

Well, I guess it’s beer for breakfast

And another for dessert

Ain’t no coffee in this motel room

One beer couldn’t make it any worse

Where’s the dog that bit me

I need a little hair

Woke up with my clothes on

But I lost my underwear


[Chorus]


[Bridge]:

Who’s that barking in the bathtub?

They left a rainbow sheen behind

Wish the room would stop spinning

Wish I could just die

Don’t talk to me about the waffle house

I ain’t going to the waffle house

Go on and get outta here with that waffle talk, dude


[Instrumental break with vocal ad lib]


[Chorus]


(spoken ad libs, “I swear, if I live through this, I will never mix champagne and tequila again”...etc.)


Boil

04:38
The Halley DeVestern Band
01/07/2014
DeVestern/Heinig/Patterson

Lyrics

BOIL

Tom Heinig/Halley DeVestern/David M. Patterson


BUBBLING BUBBLING BUBBLING UNDER

BOILING POT BABY FULL OF THUNDER

BANGING BANGING BANGING HARDER

OL BILLY BOB IS A FIRE STARTER


YOU THOUGHT HATE HAD GONE TO SLEEP

BUT IT'S BACK BABY ON THE CREEP


RACE AND A RACE AND A RACE IS ON

THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST BETTER GET A GUN

BOILING BOILING BOILING OVER

IT AIN'T NEVER GONNA STOP UNTIL YOU'RE PUSHING UP THE CLOVER


YOU THOUGHT HATE WAS HISTORY

BUT IT LIVES RIGHT NEXT TO ME


CAN I PUT IT IN MY POCKET, CAN I MAKE IT GO AWAY

THEY SAY IT'S ONLY HUMAN NATURE, BUT I KNOW I WASN'T MADE THAT WAY

WHEN THEY RAISE THE PLASTIC CHALICE AND OFFER THAT KOOL-AID

SON, DAUGHTER - DON'T DRINK RED WATER


[CODA: BOIL, TOIL, TROUBLE, BUBBLE]

The Halley DeVestern Band
01/07/2014
DeVestern/Heinig

Lyrics

American Pain

Halley DeVestern/Tom Heinig


[verse 1]:

Playing ‘misery poker’:

The Princess and the Joker,

The Fixer and The Broker.

They all had pretty good hands:

she was lonely and he got canned,

The Broker was broke,

The Joker was a joke,

and they all said, “...I’ll stand”.

Everybody thinks their woes are the worst,

Fortunes fallen and kiddies cursed;

But there’s nothing that can’t be reversed with a few hundred grand.


[chorus]:

There’s pain all across America

and I want mine.

I’ll do a little dance; I’ll do a little time.

There’s pain all across America.

It’s my right.

Give it to me black,

give it to me light...

Alas, alas, oh woe is me.


[verse 2]:

She’s pullin’ the handle;

a joggin’ suit and sandals,

a cup of quarters and a St. Jude candle.

The pawnshop down the desert strip,

they got her gold, but man she’s got the slip,

and when them cherries fall, she’s gonna ramble.

Everybody’s got their precious aches,

tales of terror and busted brakes,

but they all got one good hand to hold out for a take.


[chorus]



[bridge]:

“My scars are bigger than your scars!”,

the walking wounded shout.

Just take a number, Baby, you’ll go far.

Deal me in, honey, bail me out.

But, whatcha gonna do when the ghosts come home

and there ain’t nothin’ left to back that loan?

I guess you’re gonna hafta break another bone.

I guess you’re gonna hafta break another bone.


[chorus out]

The Halley DeVestern Band
01/07/2014
DeVestern/Heinig

Lyrics

CODE 9

by Tom Heinig and Halley DeVestern


Oooh they’re gonna getcha

They ain’t never gonna letcha

Just be, just be, just be


They is the shadow                                                             

That kills the loving sun                                                             

They wanna kill the real in you and me                                        

They see you in the forest

They see you in your bed

They know everything you ever done or said


Brothers and sisters

We gotta get together

Or separately they will hang us dead


[chorus]

Sanctuary!  By the power of your thumb

Just hit code 9, go deaf and dumb

Sanctuary!  Like a silent battle drum

Just hit code 9, and I will come


They got your number; Literally.

But you ain’t the contract you signed


They can make you wear the uniform

They can make you cross the picket line

But they can never make you change your mind


They can lead me to the slaughterhouse

And tell me everything is fine

But they will never make me change my mind



[chorus]



(Bridge):

It ain’t your mama you been hidin’ from

You know they’re too big to fail

You ain’t got nothin’, Honey,  but they still want some

They want all the air, so you better exhale…


(keyboard solo; guitar solo; chorus out)


The Halley DeVestern Band
01/07/2014
DeVestern/Heinig

Lyrics

THE JESUS I KNOW

Tom Heinig/Halley DeVestern (BMI)


The Jesus I know has a sense of humor

The Jesus I know likes a little wine

The Jesus I know don't care about glamour

The Jesus I know, we get along just fine


The Jesus I know don't go much for fightin'

The Jesus I know uses a hammer and saw

The Jesus I know don't mind thunder and lightnin'

The Jesus I know lets the kids play on his lawn


Ain't he the guy who cared about healing

Ain't he the guy who helped the blind man see

Ain't he the guy who fed the hungry

Ain't he the guy who walked across the sea


The Jesus I know, he has a dark complexion

The Jesus I know he don't watch too much tv

The Jesus I know don't care who you love as long as you love somebody

The Jesus I know, he says 'be and let be'


Ain't he the guy who cared about healing

Ain't he the guy who helped the blind man see

Ain't he the guy who fed the hungry

Ain't he the guy who walked across the sea


(Bridge):

Well, I only know what I read about him

And all the things that they say he said

Seems to be lessons about how to lead a good life

But they gave us their own story instead

They poured his blood into their own cup of lies

They know ain't nobody wants to die

If He saw what's being done in his name

He'd cry 'shame, shame, shame!'


The Jesus I know don't go to gun shows

The Jesus I know, he don't give dirty looks

The Jesus I know, he digs Mohammed

The Jesus I know read all of Buddha's books


Ain't he the guy who said, 'c'mon, turn the other cheek'

Ain't he the guy who gave the whole world to the meek

Ain't he the guy who tried to make the world a fair place

Ain't he the guy who got lynched for telling the truth...

The Halley DeVestern Band
0000-00-00
Halley DeVestern

Story

Pure, unadulterated lust

Lyrics

Mighty Love

Halley DeVestern

Do you want to be my baby

Do you want to scratch my back

Do you want to feel my insides

Do you want all of that

 

Well it's a long knife

It's a sharp knife

It's a long knife

It's a hard knife

 

And I said, oh, oh gimme some mighty mighty

Oh, oh gimme some mighty mighty baby

Oh, oh gimme some mighty mighty

Love

Babe, I gotta have you child

 

Do you want to be my children

Do you want to break my back

Do you want to see my insides

Do you want all of that

 

Well it's a long knife

It's a sharp knife

It's a long knife

It's a hard knife

 

And I said, oh, oh gimme some mighty mighty

Oh, oh gimme some mighty mighty baby

Oh, oh gimme some mighty mighty

Love

 

I see you walking down the street, right in front of me

Shaking what your mama gave you, baby, and I'm thinking, damn you're fine.

It's gotta be jam, yes ma'am, because sugar don't shake like that

And I said, oh, oh gimme some mighty mighty

Oh, oh gimme some mighty mighty baby

Oh, oh gimme some mighty mighty

Love

 

The Halley DeVestern Band
0000-00-00
Halley DeVestern/Tom Heinig

Story

You can't cheat death with a bank roll, Sucka!

Lyrics

MONEY AIN'T TIME

Written by: HALLEY DEVESTERN/TOM HEINIG

YOU THINK YOU CAN FOOL THE DEVIL WITH ALL YOUR FANCY THINGS
AND EVEN YOUR GOOD FRIENDS GOTTA KISS YOUR RING
HONEY YOU AIN’T NOTHING BUT THE BEATING OF YOUR HEART

YOU THINK YOU CAN RISE ABOVE IT  WITH A SWAGGER AND A SMILE
BUT YOU’LL BE  IN THE SAME HOLE IN A LITTLE WHILE
WHEN YOU STAND NEXT TO A DEAD MAN, GOD CAN’T TELL YOU APART

YOU KNOW IT’S FOREVER, THE TIME THAT YOU’LL BE DEAD
AND IT’S A LONG WAY TO HEAVEN WITH ALL OF THAT BREAD
THEY SAY TIME IS MONEY, BUT HONEY, MONEY AIN’T TIME

YOU THINK THERE AIN’T NOTHING YOU CAN’T BUY OR SELL
AND ANYONE GETS IN YOUR WAY YOU’LL SEND ‘EM STRAIGHT TO HELL
BUT HONEY YOU AIN’T GOT THE POWER TO KEEP FROM GETTING OLD

YOU LOOK DOWN UPON US ALL, EVERY SINGLE ONE
SMUG AND SUAVE IN YOUR TOWER WHEN THE DAY IS DONE
BUT YOU’LL NEVER UNDERSTAND, NOT EVERYBODY’S DIGGING FOR GOLD

ASK THE DEVIL TO CUT YOU A BREAK
HE’LL TAKE YOUR MONEY, TAKE ALL HE CAN TAKE
BUT IT WON’T SAVE YOU FROM THE FIRE AND THE STAKE

 

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The Halley DeVestern Band
0000-00-00
Tom Heinig

Story

Tom wrote this song while away at sea, longing for his lady love...

Lyrics

Buckle

by Tom Heinig

 

Rattle the windows, kick down the door

Let me help you with that buckle, baby

Let it drop down to the floor

You been away too long...way too long

When I ain't had any, how could I be wanting more

 

Take the phone off the hook, or set it to vibrate

We'll call for a pizza later when we're both in a calmer state

You been away too long...way too long

The hell with neighbors, it's time to bang that gong

 

Having trouble getting my key in the lock

For weeks I've been dreaming 'bout the big hand on the clock

You been away too long...way too long

Come on inside baby, let's play that sweet old song

The Halley DeVestern Band
0000-00-00
Halley DeVestern/Tom Heinig

Story

Our friends decided to send their "straying" son off to church camp to straighten him out.  It didn't quite work out as planned...

Lyrics

CHURCH CAMP GIRL

Halley DeVestern/Tom Heinig

BABY, WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR IS IN MY PANTS
PLEASE COME WITH ME TO THE JESUS DANCE
POUTY LIPS AND BENDED KNEE
I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LIKE A MISSIONARY

AIN'T NO LOVING LIKE A CHURCH CAMP GIRL

YOU LOOK LIKE MARY IN THE FIRE LIGHT
I CAN FEEL YOUR HANDS HOLDING ME SO TIGHT
FEELS SO WRONG THAT IT'S GOTTA BE RIGHT
GONNA GETCHA IN THE POISON IVY TONIGHT

AIN'T NO LOVING LIKE A CHURCH CAMP GIRL


PUSSY WUSSY WEE HO
PUSSY WUSSY WEE HO
PUSSY WUSSY WEE HO
SING THE CAMP SONG
PUSSY WUSSY WEE HO
PUSSY WUSSY WEE HO
PUSSY WUSSY WEE HO
PUSSY WUSSY

CAN'T WALK ON WATER IF IT AIN'T HARD
PARADISE IS THE BACK SEAT OF MY CAR
HOPE YOU AIN'T NO TEASE HOPE YOU AIN'T NO FAKER
PULL DOWN MY FLY, GIRL, AND MEET YOUR MAKER

AIN'T NO LOVING LIKE A CHURCH CAMP GIRL

 

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The Halley DeVestern Band
0000-00-00
Halley DeVestern/Tom Heinig

Story

A walk through history, New Orleans-style...

Lyrics

OH CLEO

Halley DeVestern/Tom Heinig

 

Why are you playing with Antony

Don't you know he sits down to pee

You got the cutest asp in the whole dynasty

Come on baby walk by the river with me

 

I said oh, oh Cleo, oh oh oh

 

You got raven hair and a wicked smile

Teeth as sharp as an old crocodile

Come on baby, I'm not in denial

Stop your reign and lay down a while

 

I said oh, oh Cleo, oh oh oh

 

Walking with you arms akimbo

Next to you Nefertiti's a bimbo

Yeah, you got them eyes of Isis

Kiss you once or twice and then you say it's very mighty and then you run

 

Caesar's thin on top and wide in the middle

And rumor has it, Sugar, he's, uh, kinda little

I'm big and strong and I got all my hair

And every single thing that you want down there

 

I said oh, oh cleo, oh oh oh

The Halley DeVestern Band
0000-00-00
Halley DeVestern/Tom Heinig

Story

This song was inspired by a road trip and the different faces of America we saw there...

Lyrics

SEMI SUNSET

Halley DeVestern/Tom Heinig

ARE WE THERE YET?  WILL WE EVER BE?
BABY, THERE'S NO DESTINATION EXCEPT FOR DESTINY
SEMI SUNSET, THE RIGS ARE DREAMING
YOU CAN SMELL THE GREASE AND THE CINNAMON, YOU CAN HEAR THE KIDDIES SCREAMING

SLEEPING IN YOUR ARMS IN THE BACK OF THE BUS
NO 9-TO-5 TO STAY ALIVE, JUST THE BAND AND US
RISE LIKE A VAMPIRE, SING TO THE MOON
AND AT SEMI-SUNSET AND WE'LL BE PLAYING SOON

INDIAN GAMBLING, FIREWORKS AND SOUVENIRS
WE'RE RACING 'CROSS THESE ASPHALT SCARS LEFT BY THE TRAIL OF TEARS
UPON A TIME, THIS WAS A DARK AND BLOODY GROUND
NOW THERE'S A MARKER EVERY THIRTY MILES NEXT TO A PLASTIC CLOWN

TRUCK DRIVERS LIMPING IN WITH COWBOY EYES
TRIBES OF CHILDREN SCREAMING IN THEIR OWN WAR CRY
MOM AND DAD HOLDING EACH OTHER IN THE STARBUCK'S QUEUE
AND AT SEMI-SUNSET I'LL BE HOLDING ONTO YOU

NOTHING CHANGES AND NOTHING STAYS THE SAME
THE ONLY THINGS THAT LAST ARE THE NATIVE NAMES

...BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS
FED AND WATERED AMERICA, LAND OF HOPE AND FEAR
WE DID GOOD TONIGHT, LET'S BED ON DOWN
WE'LL COUNT THE CASH IN THE MORNING AND DRIVE TO THE NEXT TOWN

I WAKE UP EARLY AND I WATCH YOU SLEEP
YOU CAN TAKE A PICTURE, BABY, IT'S THE MEMORIES I'LL KEEP
WE'RE JUST GYPSIES AND IT FEELS JUST RIGHT
AT SEMI-SUNSET IT'S GONNA BE OUR NIGHT

(ARE WE THERE YET?  I CAN'T SEE THE SIGN
JUST KEEP ON DRIVING AND STAY BETWEEN THE LINES
YOU CAN'T SEE THE WHOLE HIGHWAY, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE NEXT SIGN
JUST KEEP ON DRIVING AND STAY BETWEEN THE LINES...)


 

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The Halley DeVestern Band
0000-00-00
Halley DeVestern
The Halley DeVestern Band
0000-00-00
Halley DeVestern/Tom Heinig

Story

Halley cracked up her car several years ago - yeah there really was a case of beer in the trunk - and she had to be removed from it with the Jaws of Life.  It inspired the first verse, then Halley and Tom got to thinking of other things they're grateful for...

Lyrics

MERCY

Halley DeVestern/Tom Heinig

IT WAS FRIDAY NIGHT, THE 3RD OF JULY
THAT LONELY ROAD WAS ANYTHING BUT DRY
THE CASE OF BEER I HAD IN MY TRUNK
WAS SMASHED TO HELL, MADE THE SUMMER NIGHT DRUNK
THEN WHEN THE MORNING SUN KISSED OPEN MY EYES
AND I REALIZED I WAS STILL ALIVE, I WHISPERED...

MERCY
OH LORD, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME ONE MORE DAY

WOKE UP THINKIN' BAD THOUGHTS 'BOUT THE MORTGAGE MAN
BUT MAYBE HE'S JUST DOIN' A JOB JUST LIKE I AM
WORK HERE ALL DAY, BUT THE COFFEE'S FREE
AND I GET TO SLEEP INDOORS AN EAT SPAGHETTI

MERCY
OH LORD, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME ONE MORE DAY

FEEL IT COMIN' - SEE IT NOWHERE
COULD BE ANYWHERE, COULD BE SOMEWHERE
MAYBE SOMEONE HAS A PLAN FOR ME
BUT I WANNA SEE

HAD A DREAM LAST NIGHT WITH KIDS AND A WIFE
DRIVING PAST GREEN FIELDS, IN A DIFFERENT LIFE
AND I WOKE UP CRYING...

THEN I TOOK THE BUS

MERCY
OH LORD, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME ONE MORE DAY


 

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