The Barking Owls

by Barking Owls

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released January 16, 2013

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Barking Owls Twin Falls, Idaho

A new choice for honest listeners who want to get what they pay for. The band’s blend of folk, pop, rock, alt-country, and bluegrass elements yields a catchy and thoughtful, yet accessible, brand of hand-made music that doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre—Americana at its finest. ... more

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Track Name: Just Missing the Money
We got the lifestyle, we're just missing the money
All the bills are pilin' up, but no one is hungry
They can't take our smiles, 'cause we got it, honey
Oh, we got the lifestyle, we're just missing the money

This house isn't much, four walls and a floor
A roof over our heads, and nothing more
But it's decked out in the best of things, yeah the widescreen sure looks fine
Sixty-three more payments, and that TV will be mine

CHORUS

We're high on the hog, but our credit’s so thin
Rotatin’ the payments, to show off to our friends
They only see the shine, they don’t see what we spend
And we'll still be working this debt off, ten years after we're dead

CHORUS

This oak is thin veneer, this gold is lamé
In debt up to our eyeballs, but in the lap of luxury
Buy now and pay later, I hope later's never here
Might catch up to us someday, but for now we're free and clear

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Track Name: Long, Tall, Country Boy
It’s a beat up old truck, he's got just ten dollars the tank
And he's stuck in a rut, ain’t much for social rank
And she slides right beside him, in the cab across the seat
Her friends they keep on asking, just exactly what she sees

They say she's got her whole life to enjoy
They say she got short-changed on this deal with a long tall country boy

Well he’s not much for planning, his future is unclear
While her friends are busy tanning, she's out hunting deer
And she sits right beside him, in the stand up in the tree
Most girls would trade him in now, and her friends they would agree

Keep on saying she's got her whole life to enjoy
They say she got short-changed on this deal with a long tall country boy

He may be rough around the edges, he'll never sip the finest wines
Her friends don't know just what the truth is, they don't see the softer side
She's more than happy to enjoy bein'
Short-changed on this deal with a long tall country boy

Now her friends they take vacations, cruise old Mexico
But it’s the who not the location, some folks they'll never know
Now they only see the short end, but the truth is big enough
It’s not what she tells her friends, it's just a part of why she loves...

And she knows she's got her whole life to enjoy
But they still think she got short-changed on this deal with a long tall country boy

Yes she knows she's got her whole life to enjoy
But they still think she got short-changed on this deal, got the short end of the stick
It's short money if it's real, but it's a long way from short shrift
She ain't short-changed on this deal with a long tall country boy
Track Name: Kick it Back to You
I miss you so much that it hurts sometimes
You keep showing up in all my rhymes
Thought I'd left you in the last bar of 4/4 time
I think I need to kick you down the line

I been from Maine down to Mesa and all points between
I've looked up every word that you said to me
But I still don't quite get what you mean
I think I need to kick you down the line

You're like a work of art, that makes no sense
Till you take a step back or two
Though it breaks my heart, I won't mend this fence, no
You kick it here, I'll kick it back to you

There's a little bit of truth behind all your lies
I'm the livin' proof that love never dies
Can't get my mind off o' you or you off o' my mind
I think I need to kick you down the line

CHORUS

Gonna shake this thing if it's the last thing I do
Makes no sense making sense outa you
I don't expect this is what you'd expect me to do
I think I need to kick you down the line

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Track Name: You're a Train, I'm a Wreck
You're a train - I'm a wreck
I'd jump the tracks if I were you
And I'd never look back

You're still the same - and I'm a mess
It's not the best that we could do
But now I guess it's all for the best

I'm fallin' in love with the way you're fallin' in and out of love with me
Let's disagree to agree the best thing for you to do
Is leave... just leave... now go...
Oh, leave... please... just go...

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I didn't want to need to miss your look, your touch, your laugh, your kiss
You're just a long and winding road on my way away from all of this
You're a post script... a strange trip... a parlor trick...
You're... just... a post script...

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Chin up, cheer up
The worst is yet to come
Chin up, cheer up
The worst is yet to come

I've got no use for love and love has got no use for me
It's only what I want that makes me want for what I need
So leave... just leave... now go...
Oh, leave... please…

CHORUS

Chin up, cheer up
The worst is yet to come
Chin up, cheer up
The worst is yet to come

You're a train - I'm a wreck
I'd jump the tracks if I were you
And I'd never look back
You're still the same - and I'm a mess
Oh, you're a train - and I'm a wreck
Track Name: King of Fools
Pour me another fire water, to put out an old flame
She was no king's daughter, but a princess just the same
Don't go thinking I'm alone now, as I set here on this stool
Perched upon my throne... I am the king of fools

My court is the dance floor, and my subjects are the flies
I have my jesters too here, with their gossip and their lies
Don't have a round table, so a bar will have to do
I'd leave if I was able... but I am the king of fools

I wear this crown upon my head
You all can kiss my... ring
The king is dead
Long live the king

Help me drown another memory, would you please cut me off at four?
But don't start counting till I've had three, so let's drink a couple more
At least I'm on the top of something, but details can be cruel
It's good to be the king... but I am the king of fools

CHORUS

You know it was my honor serving
And I sure enjoyed my rule
But there's another more deserving
I crown him the king of fools

CHORUS [I wore this crown upon my head]

Pour me another fire water, to put out an old flame
Track Name: Adeline
Adeline - what's eatin' you?
Had your fill of me and now you're goin' home to stew
I'll wait all night - if that's all it takes
Apathy's no reason for to cause my heart to break

But I'm tired of makin' plans - with a schedule book
And I'm tired of waitin' in line - just to take a look at you

Adeline - what's killing me?
Is it just this distance that keeps us so far from we?
Apologize - for my point of view
But what's a boy who's socially inept like me to do?

When I'm tired of makin' eyes - through the telephone
Startin' to confuse your voice - with the dial tone

I'm not going to ask you again
Will you go with me and then
We'll leave this whole world behind
Adeline, Adeline

Adeline - so it comes to this
I miss you and I wish you'd not blow me off with a kiss
Understand - let me be clear
Everything aside I'd rather be with you right here

But I'm tired of makin' plans - with a schedule book
When do you expect to land? - can I take look?

And I'm tired of makin' eyes - through the telephone
Startin' to confuse your voice - with the dial tone

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Track Name: Abso-bloomin'-lutely
You ask me if I love you
As when our love bloomed new
Now you know I still do
Abso-bloomin'-lutely

Spring is headed to our door
Winter’s just a few days more
Blossoms bloomin' that’s for sure
Abso-bloomin'-lutely

Abso-bloomin'-lutely
Blossoms open truely
For the first time I see
You're abso-bloomin'-lutely

When the day defeats me
Your smile relieves me
When you say sweetly
Abso-bloomin'-lutely

CHORUS

Flowers lead the way
'long the path to your front door
If only I could say
What I feel with more than just these simple words

CHORUS

Now I'm in completely
I'm madly deeply
Won't you tell me sweetly
Abso-bloomin'-lutely
Track Name: Family of Trees
I’ve always been a tumbleweed, allowin’ chance to take the lead
While I was bouncin’ around, the ones I love were rooted in the ground
But they were strong enough to bend
They picked me up when the times got tough, always there to catch me when they can

When I wound my way back to this town, they never judged or put me down
There's folks that I have dearly missed, I spent my time wallowin’ on this
A wise man told me I was wrong
Way up north up on the hill, where I know those folks love me still I'm bound

Well I’ve got quite a forest here, of friends and family I hold dear,
If you’re talking about my family
Stronger folks you will not find, they ain’t afraid to speak their minds,
I don't know where this old boy would be...
Without my family of trees

I've not always been a peaceful man, time was when I'd raise my hand
But I've seen the error of those ways, ya know it's just not worth it anyway
It's not the way that I was raised
Now I see the forest for the trees, I'm just a leaf here on the breeze today

CHORUS

I'm sometimes called a rollin' stone, I guess I rolled far from my home
It's just something that I had to do, I never meant to do no harm to you
Hope I can always call this home
Though I may have wandered from this hill, and I've got some wanderin' in me still, I know...

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Track Name: Massachusetts Stole My Baby
Massachusetts stole my baby
On the dark side of the night
I coulda swore that she said maybe
I coulda swore I was alive

Now I could tell you that I love you
But come on, how cliche is that?
So I'll adjust my crooked point of view
And I'll wonder where you're at

You did a bang up job
Of banging up my heart
Why does this state want us apart?

Massachusetts stole my baby
Massachusetts took my girl away
Perhaps she's fled down to the island
Another bad night on the bay

Don't you cry one tear for me
'cause I got myself a plan
I'll wait for you to come on back to me
While sippin' sorrow from a can

You did a bang up job
Of banging up my heart
Why does this state want us apart?

CHORUS

I used to have good days and bad
Lately most are in between
I gave it up, all for love
But then love gave up on me

You did a bang up job
Of banging up my heart
Why does this state want us apart?
The sad state of our affairs

Has left me unawares
On why I even came here in the start

CHORUS

Another bad night on the bay state
Another bad night on the bay
Track Name: Written on Your Face
The sun's turnin' red
Just as I was finally gettin' over today
Better wake up early
So I can get tomorrow out o' the way

You don't have to say "goodbye"
It's written on your face
I don't quite understand why
You don't occupy this space

...inside my arms, you're always leavin'
You don't even think believin's just a
Bust or a ball

What you think it's hard to tell
But now perhaps it's just as well if you don't
Even care at all

You don't have to say "goodbye"
It's written on your face
Now I don't occupy your mind
And you don't occupy this space

...inside my arms you swore you'd stay
But then you sway things all away and say that
It's down on me

I sometimes wonder how I'd feel
If you would be something for real but then I
Wax logically

You don't have to say "goodbye"
It's written on your face
I guess I'll never know just why
You don't occupy this space

No, you don't have to say "goodbye"
It's written on your face
And now I occupy your lies
But you don't occupy this space
Track Name: Young in the Moonlight
You look so young in the moonlight
I feel so dumb in this spotlight
You're all but done with me, that's all right
Wouldn't know what to do with you anyway

You'd prob'ly see right through this
If set free I'd not undo this
As for you and me, we're clueless now
Wouldn't know how to tell you this anyhow

All right, OK
What you don't know won't hurt me
You'll not get this out of me anyway
All right, OK
I'll spare you my feelin's
And spare you from walkin' away

You look so young in the sunshine
You had your fun with me one time
Might be undone by my need to rhyme
You just might find out 'bout this anyway

CHORUS

The older I get then the younger I feel you look now I'm undone and I'm lost
It's colder here yet and no wonder I feel I took one lucky die in this toss

You look so young in the moonlight
Hell, you look young in the noon light
I must be dumber than pyrite, I
Shouldn't be thinkin' this anyway

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You look so young in the moonlight
Track Name: Wait For It
I see you standing there, how can I bring myself to care?
I think we need to talk
But we avoid each other's eyes, we're not giving up the fight
We just put it off

This love breeds contempt, and I don't wanna make amends
Can you feel it breaking up? (wait for it, wait for it)
We built a wall, it's all your fault
I hate this love (wait for it, wait for it)

Why can't this be over?
How can we make this work?
We couldn't be any closer
But we're not ready for the hurt
So we wait for it

I see you lying there, this is the last night I swear
But your light's already out
And so I slink into bed, with all these things in my head
That we should talk about

Who starts this round, whose wall falls down
Is it yours or mine? (wait for it, wait for it)
It's only love, it's not enough
This time (wait for it, wait for it)

CHORUS

It's only love, is it enough
We built a wall, it's all my fault, wait for this love

You see me standing here, now can you bring yourself to care?
I think we need to talk