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A Freeway View: What is truth?


The next record: You're still you in camouflage


Hello Freep Nation. Long time, no post. But fear not – or LESS! The new record is done except for some mixing. More info on that later.

Meantime, below is a new tune called A Freeway View. I’ve found as I’m writing more that things tend to get less autobiographical, or that the autobiographical stuff gets jumbled all up with other material. That’s the case here. I’ve added “true” and “false” statements below so you can see what I mean.

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A Freeway View

I’m pulling full-time duty for a part-time job (false)

My apartment’s a mess (true, but not too bad)

My ma’ raised a slob (not really)

I got an empty fish tank (nope)

And couple guitars, but no food (true on both counts)

And I know the remote’s around here somewhere (i know where it is)

But there’s nothing on the tube (true. tv sucks)

So I don’t effin’ care

I crank the amp (true)

Until the lady upstairs calls the super (false. she’s never complained)

Honey, can we take it slow?

Cause I’m a long, long way from home (true)

And there’s so much I don’t know (true, but i’d never admit it)

Be my family tonight

There’s some Chinese take-out at the back of the fridge (false. there’s some tuna salad and tomato that i gotta throw out though)

I got a view of the freeway and the railroad bridge (false)

If I could make her come back

Just by flicking a switch then I would (false. hehe)

I got a couple good friends, we drink a couple of pints (true. i have great friends!)

Our motto’s ‘Fake it ‘til we make it’ (false. but it’s good motto.)

That’s the secret to life

There’s no rhyme or no reason

No way to ask why

Cause it’s useless

Honey, can we take it slow?

Cause I’m a long, long way from home

And there’s so much I don’t know

Be my family tonight

We can talk in circles

We all got something to prove

We’re all terrible liars

They can see our lips move (i don’t know what any of that means. i stole the main rhyme from a paul westerberg song)

It’s a sign, we can run, but not hide

From our youth

Yeah, what do they say about pride, before the fall?

It doesn’t matter to me (not exactly up on my Bible reading)

Cause I got none at all (false)

I’m go stay out late maybe

Find me a tall brunette (nope, cause it’s a work night)

It’s a Cinderella story, sad but true

You can take it or exchange it

For an IOU

But in the end it don’t matter

Cause you never pay for what you get (just making up rhymes, here)

Honey, let’s just take it slow

Cause I’m a long, long way from home

And there’s so much I don’t know

Be my family tonight

That’s right

Be my family tonight …

  1. Kim
    July 19, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I take no responsibility for slobiness at this point! Your empty fish tank is here. You are a long, long way from home. I like this one. If you are almost done then you can go gocery shopping and fill up your fridge!

  2. Kim
    July 19, 2010 at 2:54 am

    I really like the album cover and title. Neat.

  3. July 19, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Can you start adding true or false at the end of your sentences in our conversations? kidding. like this!

  4. July 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I like it too.

  5. Becky
    July 20, 2010 at 5:18 am

    I’ll be humming this all day…it’s a good one!

  6. Grandpa
    July 27, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I’m enjoying the song each time I can figure out how to get it to play. Next I’ll need to copy it to a cd LOVE

  7. Grandpa
    August 20, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I found it again so I listened to it again and enjoyed it. Love you Grandpa

  8. Grandpa
    August 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Yoy just get better and better, Craig. Fame and fortune is just around the corner – trust your Grandma, she knows good music when she hears it!

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