Late Stage​/​Baby Boot Box (demonstration)

by George Engel

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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
2.
If I Could 02:57
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
3.
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 …..
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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)
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You Good Dog 02:23
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!
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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)
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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!
8.
An Open Door 03:05
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
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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
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Die Away 03:35
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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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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