Late Stage​/​Baby Boot Box (demonstration)

by George Engel

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released January 4, 2020

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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: We Could Leave
got a roomful of things that I wanted, I thought
now I'm just so tired of these things that I've got
so I think that I'll sell them
and pack up my life and just leave

if you would come with me ... I hope that you still
love me like I love you and always will
still be here for you, there for you
still this one thing I believe

we could leave, we could leave … … ...

with 35 people (I don't know their names)
I waited in line to make tokens from change
just to ride on a ride that I
never quite wanted to ride

yeah, it's hard to navigate life I admit
but the more I get older the more I forget
about pleasing the people that
always just stand on the side

we could ride, we could ride … … ... we could leave

there's isn't much time that we swim on this earth
we banter and bicker and drown in the hurt
there's so many better good things we could do
and I'd like to go there with you …

so go take your shower and pretty your face
just like when we're going to go some new place
that you know will soon bring you ….
the things that you know that you need

I believe, I believe … … ... we could leave
Track Name: If I Could
If I could ... protect you
from all the things ... that could hurt you
yeah, if I could
well, you know I would, forever treat you good

and protect your dreams ... from danger
from careless words ... of strangers
that pierce the soul ... but through it all you know
I'd never let you go
oh, if I could....

and when your fragile world is shaking
I'd keep your precious heart from breaking
and falling through
here's what I'd do
I would shelter you

and be your place ... of rescue
and all that I ... would ask you
just know for sure
that I would love you more
than you'd been loved before
if I could..

(Break)
(Bridge)
if violent waters overflow
wind raging fires over you blow...just know

I'll be your place ... of rescue
and all that I ... would ask you
just know for sure
that I would love you more
than you'd been loved before
if I could..

from when your tender eyes were opened
Track Name: You Better Go (Hide Yourself)
well, there's a poison dagger in an apple core
and a bleeding beauty laying on the floor
and yeah, the smell of bleach and dead dinosaur
I mean woe ….!!!
we all do some dam stupid bad things, I think
then try to flush it down the bowels of a rusty sink
and just blame it on the evils of some passion drink
and then go. so ... you better go! …

to the other house
on the another street
where the sky is dirty
and the dirt is cheap
and where no one really cares about the things you keep
in your head ... cause like I said …

there's a poison needle in a piece of fruit
and a bashed in pumpkin diein' destitute
and man like every bit of evidence points to you
I mean woe, boy ... you better go
you better go right now
I mean hide yourself, hide yourself, hide yourself ...
hide yourself … go right now

yeah we all do some dam-bad-things, brother … boy
we all bite the snake …. and we know the day …
we heard the bells of St. Jude there callin' but …
we walked away ......

so there's a thousand reasons you should dig a ditch
throw the tennis ball from the trailer hitch
and just pull the switch and just ditch the bitch
I mean go …
yeah, you better go! (go, go, go)
go hide yourself, hide yourself, hide yourself ...
go right now …you better go …..
Track Name: Hooked (on Heroin)
I have a lazy eye
falls asleep without me even knowing it
I have the same old … dream
that I'm old and I'm hooked on heroin!
and there's an awful smell
I think it's coming' from a vacant tenement
on a rusty nail ….
(hangs your brother and he's hooked on heroin)
hooked on heroin
hooked on heroin, (hooked on heroin)
hooked on heroin, (hooked on heroin)
he's on heroine, I'm on heroin
everyone's on heroin! hooked on heroin!

it's a pretty good life
for awhile when you have the money, man
you could chill out … nice
you could chill out nice
it'd work out fine
for awhile when you have the money, man
have a pretty good time
have a pretty good time
hooked on heroin, (have a pretty good time)
hooked on heroin, (have a pretty good time)
he's on heroine, I'm on heroin
everyone's on heroin! hooked on heroin!
(repeat 1st Chorus)

like a hungry little monkey tried to keep it on a chain
ditch the bitch kickin, stick lickin, leg stickin game
started itchin like the devil-zombie, twitchin' of the dead
with those big-sum, nose run, spiders in my bed

you know, I bought a feather bed here
but I'm sleeping in a chair
with evil cousin's hoodlum-villains
whispers in my ear
and my going-steady-little lady
love her when I can
with my mean and green and bluish vein
that's popping in my pants

hey, my european pit bull
well, he never calls me out
like when we're lying in the corner
or just shooting up d-house
yeah i used to treat him better
but I think he maybe knows
that If I had a million dollars
I would buy a diamond 'bowl'

'cause there's such aching' in my belly
and there's sweating in my skin
and there's daggers in my muscles
and there's splinters in my shin
so there's no one here to help me …no
there's just no one here to call
oh, I burned so many bridges
there's no bridges anymore!

where ... do I go to fix this?
fix ... this bloody-witch-man-itch
and tell me ... where
tell me where
tell me where ???……..

I watched my …everything go
watched my … everything go leave me here
leave me here … leave me here
just leave me here, just leave me here,
leave me here, leave me here …

dont let it be your worst sin
pathetic syringe thirst binge
pressed against your smooth skin
coughin' for that first in
coffin for your hearst's in
your coffin for your hearst's in
coffin for your hearst's in
your coffin for your hearst's smack dab
all cooked in
pen and paper booked in
the ave
and in the central where you used to get to grab
running round stabbing and baked in
Coming down ravaged and shaking
on the ground rabid and naked
all over grand central station
fresh outta bacon
and arrested for shaking
find these dope friends and thank em
your hollow shell for making
pound of flesh for meth
so you sold your freshest breath
a door to deaths step
whores hexed, to the meth stench
pound of meth, out of ecstasy
ground and bent out by necessity
Cents spent out by the bench you sleep
Hounds and devils bout your soul to keep
begged the broken
spayed the spoken
take the notion
that your plagued by ghosts and locusts...
hooked on heroin ….

hooked on heroin
hooked on heroin, (hooked on heroin)
hooked on heroin, (hooked on heroin)
he's on heroine, I'm on heroin
everyone's on heroin! hooked on heroin!
(repeat)
Track Name: You Good Dog
you good dog
came when we called
called out your name
said when you came …..

"you good dog"
gave you a home
home of your own
the years that we've known
were loyal as stone

fed you and groomed you
and patted your head
curled in your circle
the foot of the bed
and all that you needed
and we always said …

" you good dog"
remember you small
big rides in the car
'till it got too far

but good dog
when older and grown
your poor brittle bones
still tender of heart
were loyal as stone

wiggled your tail
at the top of the stairs
we'd turn around
and you'd always be there
'cause that's all you wanted
was just to be near

so good dog
you'll always be here
here in our home
tender of heart
and loyal as stone … you good dog!
Track Name: Could Go Anywhere
maybe I'll call you up; maybe we could go out
oh there's so many lovely things I love about you
your eyes and your smile
on your cute little face
says that you might be lovely all over the place!!
pre-chorus
so if we'd go (I don't care) anywhere!
I'd be so happy just 'cause I'm there
and so glad just to be with you
any old place that we'd go

verse 2.
maybe walk through a park
to go follow a stream
to talk over the heart-shaped-lives
lovers still dream about
living a life that we paint with a brush …
or just living in wonder and passion and trust
pre-chorus
so yeah, we'd go (I don't care) anywhere!
I'd be so happy just 'cause I'm there
and so glad just to be with you
any old place that we'd go …we'd go
chorus
oh, oh, oh, could go anywhere
oh, oh, oh, could go anywhere
oh, oh, oh, could go anywhere, could go anywhere
I mean anywhere
bridge
this out of everything good that I've done…
this out of everything could be the one!

verse 3.
so I'll sweep out the kitchen; make everything shine
unfold the table cloth, pick up some wine
and then get up the courage to pick up the phone
maybe I'm not the only one sitting alone … thinking ….
chorus
oh, oh, oh, get my courage up
oh, oh, oh, maybe call you up
oh, oh, oh, could go anywhere, could go anywhere,
I mean anywhere (repeat)
Track Name: I'm Just Sayin'
I saw you shopping; no, you didn't see me
but does it matter? (I'm just saying)
you told me that leaving me wasn't real easy for you either too
but I saw you wearing the coat that I bought you
hey, it doesn't matter…. I'm just saying
that you just get on with life quicker than I seem to do
I tried …
stripping the wallpaper-walls to the bone
then painting my room
I'm too guilty for suicide
keep myself occupied
riding the metro at night ...

and singing the sweet little love songs I wrote you
that you said you liked … (I'm just saying)
remember that shiny bright glitter I got you to wear, in your hair
and if I could have just known from the start
that you would drive off with my heart
but you said you loved me once
somewhere back then
can we ever go back there again?

or just sit down
and just talk about nothing
too important
to cause me
to re-live all this pain

but I saw you wearing the coat that I bought you
and you seemed to like it! …. I'm just saying
I'm just saying, I'm just saying ... to you
I'm just saying, I'm just saying
I'm just saying what's true!
Track Name: An Open Door
I know the pain in your body that slowed you down
I'd seen the hurt in your face
I know you'd always walked with pride and joy
till both became strangers in this place
but I dream

(pre-chorus)
you'd come fly away ….
still I dream ….
you'd fly away ….

(Chorus)
yes I dream the morning sunlight shines across your floor
'cause I've seen with every sunset …. an open door

All remnants of dignity and honor just falls away
soon all of your tears are laid to rest
I believe for you angels of mercy to guide your way
and if I believed in holiness

I'd believe the morning sunlight shines across your floor
'cause I've seen with every sunset …. an open door

(Bridge)
So just lay me down and crown me
with all I love around
and all around me …..

just dream the morning sunlight shines across the floor
'cause I've seen with every sunset ….

I dream the morning sunlight shines across your floor
'cause I've seen with every sunset …. an open door
Track Name: Hymn_101_rm303 (Spirit of the Lord)
Brought no burden to the altar
that I hadn't brought before
no old brokenness his mercy might now restore
had no great anticipation as we joined in songs of praise
that proclaimed the awesome nature of his grace

but as we gathered, as we worshipped
as we fell upon our knees
was the spirit of the Lord that fell on me
and as we gathered, as we worshipped
as we fell upon our knees
was the spirit of the Lord that fell on me

no mere wave of raw emotion
no mere pent up need to cry
no mere faith that on his promise he would supply
read no list of my petitions
brought no tears of my regrets
was no prior precondition that I met

but as we gathered, as we worshipped
as we fell upon our knees
was the spirit of the Lord that fell on me
and as we gathered, as we worshipped
as we fell upon our knees
was the spirit of the Lord that fell on me
fell on me ….
was the spirit of the Lord that fell on me
Track Name: Die Away
my skin is leather, my soul is stone
but there's a constant wind that's blowing over my bones
on a thousand acres, on an endless day
when the moon falls down upon me and I die away

I'll die away …. die away … die away

I made a promise when I made my bed
to find someone to love me good before I'm dead
and go buy a pony, and go take a ride
I need to saddle up some thoroughbred, so I
can die away

and die away …. die away

(Bridge)
I'll die away from here
and die way away
I'll die away from here … and …..

I'm tired and thirsty ... it's time leave
so no better time for me to get just what I need
I need some duck-tape, some rope and wire
put back together what gets burned up in the fire

and die away …. die away … die away

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