Kick DE Dead Man​/​Baby Boot Box

by George Engel

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"...mostly sad songs..." (ge)

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released January 3, 2020

Baby Boot Box is:
George Engel
Scott Genereau
Matt Sikorski (In Blue)
Craig Malone
Produced by Scott Genereau for Sling Slang Records

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George Engel Hartford, Connecticut

George Engel, a singer/songwriter and for MANY years the owner and operator of Connecticut local music label, Sling Slang Records, has recorded his own songs with his bands, Baby Boot Box and George Engel and the Wedding Band.

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Track Name: Dead Man Down
One summer on the street in downtown
On a corner with the alley way
Sweet Jesus, what a sight!

But nobody went to call the police
and nobody went to find a priest
nobody getting too involved

Dead man down
with a bullet hole
Dead man down
under his over coat
Dead man down
with butter knife
Dead man Down

I went to call you on the day after
Just to talk about the disaster
you never pick up on the phone

When I call/ just to talk about
nothing at all/ but then sometimes
I need you /just hear me
when I call

Break

Just let me tell you now just what the truth is
I'm really feeling hear just so useless
It's hard for me to get around

You tied me in a church of Hallelujahs
just to free me from my abuses
and kick the dead man to the ground

(Chorus)
Track Name: Nothing Ever Disappears
I had my break down
out on the highway
so erotic
wouldn't have it any other way
I lost my vision
and my car keys
lost my best boy
trying to keep a hold of me
hey, someone told me once

nothing ever disappears
it comes and goes and passes through
and changes places with the air
and comes around again to you...

he made some contact
with a minor child
do you recognized
me from the photo
I'm getting older now
so I can say that
without it haunting me
without it coming back
yeah, someone told me once

nothing ever disappears
it comes and goes and passes through
and changes places with the air
and comes around again to you...

I made a bad deal
with the good witch
I had my fingers crossed
through the major part of it
but who can tell me now
how's the enemy
Does it come to be
an ending with a nasty twist
'cause, someone told me once

nothing ever disappears
it comes and goes and passes through
and changes places with the air
and comes around again to you...
(Break)
(Chorus)
I had a long dream
about another life
and had a girlfriend
That killed me with a butter knife
nothing ever disappears
it comes and goes and passes through
and changes places with the air
and comes around again to you...
Track Name: Out On Division
Hey, listen
all my friends went missin'
with my long division
and my sick religion

and my cousin
who always swore he wasn't
caught my monkey cheating
now we're barely speaking

I have a theory
on why my life is so scary
and what it takes to cure me
and who should tell my story

O.K. now....
here it comes....
just a second...
I think I lost the vision
the sweet revelation
that justified this regression

here it goes....

the street mission
kickin' on Division (Ave.)
crying for my Mother
but all that come' is the women

and there's trouble
when you deny that there's trouble
and your sleepin' on gravel
then it turns into double

I'd never seen
dark side of the evergreen
it was years ago
but my pain is still seventeen

and cold nights
still make my fingers numb
when I remember right
a flood of pictures come....

Out on Division ... Out on Division (Ave.)

and the sister
now only speaks in whispers
I've nearly lost my hearing
so, I hardly miss her!

and the brother
who loved to suffer
well, I beat him senseless
he would have liked it rougher!

so, hey, listen
all my friends went missin'
with my long division
and my sick religion

and my cousin
who finally died in Houston
deadly hepatitis
the Catholic solution!

Out on Division (Ave.)
Out on Division (Ave.)
Track Name: Dirty Dozen (myoh, myoh, myoh)
think I might be your distant cousin
my, oh my, oh my, oh
of Israel and his dirty dozen
my oh my oh my
Silence is our code of honor
my oh my oh my oh
think you might be my missing father
my oh my oh my
drown me in the river Jordan
where ever the hell that is
I just might be someone important
is anyone getting all this?

I knew Azazel he really scared me
he was living my past again
you'd think it would have prepared me
but only slithered me down in sin
and even now when I tell my story
all I get is that silly grin
like everyone's just feeling sorry
that I'm repeating myself again! ...a...

'bout my life with my distant cousin
my, oh my, oh my, oh
of Israel and his dirty dozen
my oh my oh my
Silence is our code of honor
my oh my oh my oh
think you might be my missing father
my oh my oh my...so
drown me in the river Jordan
where ever the hell that is
I just might be someone important
is anyone getting all this?

(break)

Am I really the son of perdition
my oh, my oh, my oh
well, that explains this sad condition
my oh, my oh, my
wish I were the son of heaven
I would bless the world with peace
and change my common name to Kevin
my evil brother long deceased

who might be your distant cousin
my, oh my, oh my, oh
of Israel and his dirty dozen
my oh my oh my
Silence is our code of honor
my oh my oh my oh
think you might be my missing father
my oh my oh my...so
take a trip to the river Jordan
an invitation few resist
you just might be someone important
is anybody getting all this?
Track Name: Fire And Water
like fire and water
yes we go back
farther and longer
than I can remember you
far before time
and where time
and all motion returns

But oh, sweet mother of virgins
i know, God is no saint
I swear, on Mary and Joseph
he had me spread eagle and shackled with chains

and like fire and water
yes we go back
farther and longer
than I can remember you
far before time
and where time
and all motion returns

and oh.... I tried to kill him
with blows..... Straight to the head
and I kicked..... his bleedin' dead body
but he'd get right up and go rise from the dead

and like fire and water
yes we go back
farther and longer
than I can remember you
far before time
and where time
and all motion returns

i wish.., i could sprinkle his ashes
and love would color the sky
I'd hear some thunderous crashes
till a Burst of wind blew the dust in my eyes

and like fire and water
yes we go back
farther and longer
than I can remember you
far before time
and where time
and all motion returns
Track Name: Only Sympathy
Wish I could tell you something you don't already know
from some news print that doesn't relate to you
or make you hear me without you hearing just what you hear...
but all you'll hear.... just isn't there

Time walks out slowly then it turns around
leaving never nearly enough to hold
and what's left here, ugly disease just burns it down
so what's left to be, for you and me
is only sympathy.

only sympathy
only sympathy

In the Morning, coming awake, I hear the train
God knows, it's something that comforts me
'cause this evening 6 p m, it comes again
which tells me then, it'll come again.
but some morning, someday, I'll be sleeping late
with no thunder coming to shake my bed
some wonder, if hard and long, you dream and wait...
make no mistake, yeah, I'll awake
to only sympathy

only sympathy
only sympathy

ah...ah....ah....ah

Repeat 1st Verse
Track Name: Wither Away
It's like a mud slide slid on me
and buried me
and I cant see, or hear, or breathe either.
so why should I get out of bed?
why should I get out of bed?

I hate when this happens
I get mad at myself
I feel so guilty
and empty and worthless
and nothing ever seems to help
nothing ever seems to help

I cant eat, I cant sleep
I'm gonna wither away
I'm so tired, I'm so weak
I'm gonna wither away

Down the sewer drain
I'm gonna slither away
I'm gonna waste and wane
I'm gonna wither away

seem' like when I'm here
always, ever been here, seems like
that same old pain again
covers every Part of me
covers every part of me.

And It's hard to remember
any other feeling
or anything that ever made a difference
Seems it never goes away
until it all just goes away

(Break)

I cant eat, I cant sleep
I'm gonna wither away
I'm so tired, I'm so weak
I'm gonna wither awayy

Down the sewer drain
I'm gonna slither away
I'm gonna waste and wane
I'm gonna wither away
Track Name: Not From Around Here
Not from around here?
explains the accent
And the face paint, and the rancid
smell of those black boot...
prints on my front lawn
hope you're not thinking of
staying here very long
yeah, quit the queer walk
I need some "beer talk"
I need some white bread
under my bed spread
I love my family
and I'll protect them with a gun
Yes, I'm afraid of you
because I'm scared of you
I'm afraid of...the way you look
I'm afraid of you
because I'm scared of me
and everyhing I cant understand
that I miss-took
do I look stupid ?
I wouldn't shoot you
without a warning
to stop your voodoo
But I get nervous
about your purpose on my space...
I have my morals
I know about values
I teach my children
to be open,
to be willing
to spray a scary face with mace...
(Chorus)
I'm afraid of you
you're my buga-boo
and your floor mat
and your bomb-shoe
and when I throw you
into a lump sum
I just need so
to sump pump some
Track Name: I've Seen You
you're so honest when you sleep
and your dreams they never lie
cause your soft underneath
and you quiver when you cry
with your middle split in two
seen your heart bleeding blue
I've seen you

and in my hands and when you breathe
and in the creases of your skin
and in the quiet of the water
but the middle of the wind ............I've seen you

And in the breaking of the night
where an echo never dies
sits the daughter of your light
and from the corner of my eyes ............I've seen you


and when the tower comes to fall
by the angel of despair
I'll be hanging for your call
while your riding on the air ............I've seen you

like the motion of the mist
on the creatures of the heart
so, now how could I resist
from the shadows of the dark
So, now where am I to go
and now what am I to do
I've seen you.
Track Name: Mean Dog
Mean dog, Mean Dog, Mean Dog

when he was a puppy
he was kicked and beaten
beaten with a rolled up NY Times
even way back then there was something eating
eating at him keep inside

You see his daddy was a loner
a pincher ya might say
a doberman to be exact
and everyone called his mother a bitch
if you were him how would YOU react

Mean Dog, Mean Dog. Mean Dog

Well I met him at the homeless shelter he was hungry
beggin for some table scraps
he only growled when I threw pocket money
as if to say my troubles run deeper that that
ya see they used to throw stones at his dog house for fun
he broke his chain
and bit the neighbor kid
and ever since then he been on the run
yeah, just like some fugitive

Mean Dog, Mean Dog. Mean Dog

he still covers in the corner and pees
and everyone turns their head in disgust
but he doesn't even care who sees
no, he dosent even blush

(Break)

Yeah, he still sits and howls at the moon
and squats in some nasty place
but that sick puppy would just as soon
bite your hand than lick your face

Mean Dog, Mean Dog. Mean Dog
How'd ya get so mean?
Track Name: Take a Rest
Summer rises, Summer sets
but all it's wisdom we forget
when winter blows it's cold on you
and covers you with snow
oh, and
when the spring-night flowers jade
and nothing's left but the mess I've made
I know you must be getting tired of me
so, where's there left to go?
so…i know
it's for the best
that you go
and take a rest
close your eyes and drift at sea
and take a rest from me

nothing much you haven't seen
busted, stalker, gasoline
key scratched your TV screen
so I could get in “deep”
oh and
when the campus police crashed
thought to have you flush the stash
never thought I’d be leaving you
without a place to sleep!
so…i know
it's for the best
that you go
and take a rest
close your eyes and drift at sea
and take a rest from me

Then down deep in the subway hole
I found the will I thought you stole
till my best friend ripped me off
and blamed it on the rent (man!)
then ended up at Geraldeans
where i pissed on that TV screen
so she boiled my belt in oil
as just recompense
So, you know
I'm so depressed
I should go (with you)
and take a rest
close our eyes and drift at sea
and take a rest from me....alright now...

(BREAK)

Summer rises, Summer sets
but all it's wisdom we forget
when winter blows it's cold on you
and covers you with snow
oh, and
when the spring night flowers jade
and nothing's left but the mess I've made
I know you must get tired of me
what's there left to say ?
I know
i made such a mess
I should blow
up this dirty nest
and close my eyes and drift at sea
and take a rest from me
Track Name: In Blue
If I could paint happiness
over your sorry life
I would paint happiness blue
for you
and read From a story book
to Brighten your sorry Look
and you would think everything true
for awhile
life would seem good to you
In Blue

Now gone is the precious gold
Smiles from the tales you told
Under The Valley and lost
To You
And precious Your time was so
under and over sold
So I wish for once it were true
for awhile
life would seem good to you
in Blue

So all that I have for you
meant here to comfort you
meaningless, vacant and poor
It's true
It's only my weak atTempt
TO say what i think I meant
After this passing is through
In awhile
Life will Be good To you
In Blue

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