Half Lucid and The Other Half

by Smokey Bellows

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released May 1, 2016

“Half Lucid and The Other Half” was recorded at Liveburghstudio in Glenshaw, PA in front of a live studio audience.
Recorded by: Adam Levine and First Flight Records Mixed by: Adam Levine and Jesse Davis Mastered by: Adam Levine Produced by: Jesse Davis, Nick Bigatel and Adam Levine
All song lyrics written by: Nick Bigatel All songs written by: Nick Bigatel and Smokey Bellows
Smokey Bellows is: Nick Bigatel: Vocals and Rhythm Guitar Brian Zalewski: Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals Kevin Harvey: Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals Tom Rinn: Banjo Alex Volpe: Percussion
Additional percussion on “The Desert” and “Ramblin’ (Again in my Head)” Performed by Tom Rinn Melodica on “Howlin’ at Myself”
Piano on “The Other Half” and “Day Dream Blues” performed by J. Trafford Violin on “Meltdown” Performed by Bruce Lebovitz
Artwork by: Nick Bigatel © 2016 Nick Bigatel & Smokey Bellows
All music and lyrics © 2016 Nick Bigatel & Smokey Bellows
Master Tracks and recordings Ⓟ © 2016 First Flight Records
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Track Name: Ramblin' (Again in my Head)
WHEN THE MUSIC STARTS / EVERYTHING MIGHT BE OKAY / GETTING LOST IN THE QUIET / AS IT ALL SLIPS AWAY / WHEN THE THOUGHTS ALL SETTLE DOWN / AND THE MOMENT ISN’T GONE / AND THE STATIC WILL FADE OUT / AND THE WORDS WILL RAMBLE ON / AND WHEN I DRINK WHISKEY / NO MORE CLUTTER IN THE AIR / THE SMOKE FILLS THE BAR ROOM / AND WHITE NOISE FILLS THE CHAIRS / AND WHEN PEN MEETS PAPER / THE WORDS WILL STRUGGLE AND SLUR / MY VOICE BECOMES A
Track Name: Sterile Life
WHITE SHEETS AND MATCHIN’ TEETH / TRIPLE DISTILLED / FROM MOUNTAIN AIRS THAT YOU CAN’T BREATHE / DISPOSABLE PARTICLES AND NO IMPURITIES / BLEACHED OUT ORGANS / TO PREVENT THE DISEASE / HAND SANITIZER AND KILL THE BEES / MAKE SURE TO BRUSH THREE TIMES AND LATHER RINSE REPEAT / KEEP THE BUTTERFLIES / BEHIND THE GLASS / IN AIR-TIGHT TUBES / AND THROW AWAY THE TRASH / OPEN UP YOUR MOUTH / EVER SO CAREFULLY / WATCH WHAT YOU BREATHE / WATCH WHAT YOU BELIEVE / THEY’RE ALL OVER YOU / SO SCRUB UNTIL YOU BLEED / UNDERNEATH CLEAN SKIN / YOU’RE CRAWLIN WITH DISEASE
Track Name: The Desert
HEADIN’ WEST / INTO THE SEA / OF SAND AND ROCKS AND LIZARD FOLK WHO NEED TO BE LEFT BE / THE LONG WIDE ROADS / AND WASTED TALENT IN THE WEST / FULL OF MISERABLE EAST COAST PIRATES / WHO DON’T KNOW HOW TO DANCE / I’M THINKIN’ CANNIBALS / OR MAYBE FLEAS / PUT THOSE UNMARKED CROSSES ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD / SCREAMIN’ JESUS COME DOWN AND SAVE ME / SIDEWAYS TRUCKS / WITH THE TOPS CUT OUT / WITH LITTLE TWISTERS / DRIED UP RIVERS / WAR HORSES AND THE DROUGHTS / BUT THOSE TUMBLE WEEDS JUST ROLL BACK AND FORTH / ’CAUSE THEY AIN’T GOT NOWHERE TO BE / AND AS I KEEP ON PASSIN’ BY / THEY’RE STILL SCREAMIN BACK AT ME / THERE’S BODIES BURIED IN THE DESERT / WE FIRE BULLETS INTO SIGNS / SO YOU BE CAREFUL NOW AND YOU BEST WATCH OUT / OR YOU’LL BE LIVIN’ SIX FEET UNDERGROUND / NEXT TO THAT RAILROAD CROSSIN’ SIGN / DRUNKEN DEMONS / DANCIN’ IN THE DUST / OH OUT HERE THEY SHOOT TO KILL / OPEN RIGHT UP IN THE FIELD / SCREAMIN’ YOU AIN’T ONE OF US / 855-FOR-TRUTH / IS WHAT THAT BILLBOARD SAID TO ME / FOLLOWED BY CREATION LIVES AND DARWIN DIED / ’CAUSE GOD SAID IT HAD TO BE / BUT THOSE TUMBLE WEEDS JUST ROLL BACK AND FORTH / ’CAUSE THEY AIN’T GOT NOWHERE TO BE / AND AS I KEEP ON PASSIN’ BY / THEY’RE STILL SCREAMIN’ BACK AT ME / COME BUILD A HOME OUT IN THE DESERT / AND FIRE BULLETS INTO SIGNS / YOU CAN LIVE DOWN HERE WITH THE LIZARD FOLK / BREATHE IN THE ASHES DUST AND SMOKE / THEN YOUR BODY CAN SHRIVEL UP AND DIE
Track Name: Meltdown
MINOR MELTDOWNS IN MAJOR KEYS / HEADACHES RASHES AND HEART DISEASE / ANXIETY ATTACKS AND RHYTHMIC UPSETS / BUSY SIGNALS LOW BATTERIES AND EMPTY CHECKS / WEATHER IS WHITE AND WEDDINGS ARE FOR SAPS / YOU CAN STILL HEAR THE SUNRISE BETWEEN THE CRACKS / AUDIO WAVES VISUALLY IMPAIRED / SAY GOODBYE TOMORROW ‘CAUSE YOU’RE TOO SCARED
Track Name: The Other Half
(AM I AWAKE) / THE SUN IS UP BUT THE SKIES GONNA FALL / EYES ARE OPEN BUT THE CLOCKS SPINNIN’ WRONG / THROAT IS CHOKIN’ WHILE MY TONGUE SINGS ALONG / SKIN IS CRAWLIN’ BUT I CAN’T SEEM TO MOVE / EYES ARE CLOSED BUT THEY’RE STARIN’ AT YOU / LEGS ARE SHAKIN’ WHILE THEY’RE STUCK IN THE WALLS / WHEN I CATCH MY BREATH MY HEART SKIPS A STONE / WHEN I MY SKIN PEELS BACK YOU KNOW THERE AIN’T NO BONES / (AM I AWAKE) / TEETH ARE GRINDIN’ BUT I’M SPITTIN’ OUT SAND / HEART IS POUNDIN’ BUT MY BLOOD’S IN A PAN / THE EARTH IS SHAKIN’ BUT I DON’T GIVE A DAMN / NAILS ARE SCRATCHIN’ BUT MY FINGERS WON’T MOVE / PORES ARE BLEEDIN’ BUT THEY’RE GROWIN’ CLOSED / SKIN IS SHEDDIN’ AND MY SCALES ARE COMIN’ THROUGH
Track Name: Repeater
I CAN’T TELL ANYMORE / IF WHAT I HEAR IS REAL / AND THE MEMORIES YOU TELL ME / ARE THIN AND WHITE AND PALE / SMASHING GLASSES ON THE WALL / THAT EXPLODE INTO DUST / REBUILD THEMSELVES AROUND / A LACK OF SELF-TRUST / THE DREAMS ARE BLACK AND WHITE / WITH BOXES IN THE GROUND / AND THE WALKS THROUGH THE PARK / ARE WHITE NOISE AND STATIC CLOUDS / CHIME RHYMES / TWELVE TIMES / CHIME RHYMES / THIRTEEN TIMES / PULLING TEETH OUT OF MY JAW / THAT ARE NAILED INTO MY BRAIN / IS MY WAY OF LETTING YOU KNOW / THAT MY GUILT IS PICTURE FRAMED / DELUSIONS IN MY HEAD / ARE NOW LEAKING OUT MY EYES / CUT LOW AND BOILED DOWN TO / GLIMPSES AT MY SELF TOLD LIES / MY HEART IS BEATING FASTER / FARTHER AWAY FROM HOME / AND I CAN’T SEEM TO TELL / IF I’M ACHING OR IF I’M FULL
Track Name: Daydream Blues
LUNGS ARE FEELIN’ HEAVY / GLASS IT AIN’T HALF FULL / WIND IS BLOWIN’ HARDER / SKY IS DARK AT NOON / WINTER JUST AIN’T WINTER / IT’S A BROKEN BOTTLE IN MY NECK / AND TIME IS PASSIN’ FASTER WITHOUT REGRETS / AS I’M SITTIN’ DOWNTOWN / WATCHIN’ PEOPLE PASS / HEARIN’ THE BLUES ON THE RADIO AGAIN / MY BACK IS FEELIN’ BROKEN EVERY TIME I STAND / MY HEAD IS A FEW MILLION MILES IN THE PAST / LEFT IN THE SUMMER STILL INHALING ALL THE DUST / THAT’S KICKED UP FROM A SHIT-STORM / FROM THOUGHTS I’VE LOST / AS I’M SITTIN’ DOWNTOWN WATCHIN’ PEOPLE CROSS / HEARIN’ THE BLUES ON THE RADIO AGAIN / MY TEETH ARE FALLIN’ OUT INTO HAILSTORM DRAINS / AS THE CITIES FLOOD / AND THE OCEANS DREAM / BACK INTO THE RIVERS / SKIES AND ACID SAND / THAT’S BROUGHT INTO MY EAR / LIKE A SIREN’S SIGH / AS I’M SITTIN’ DOWNTOWN WATCHIN’ PEOPLE CRY / HEARIN’ THE BLUES ON THE RADIO / OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN
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Track Name: Howlin' at Myself
I WAS WALKING / YOU WERE TALKING / I WAS FALLING THROUGH THE GROUND / SIDEWALK MOVING / CONCRETE PULLING / HANDS ARE MADE OF STONE / SUN IS SHININ’ / I AM SMILIN’ / AT SPIDERS SEEING LIGHT / SINKING FURTHER / DIGGING DEEPER / HOWLIN’ AT MYSELF / I SAT DOWN WHILE WANDERIN’ ROUND THE OPEN SIDE OF YOU / STITCHES RIPPING / SEAMS SICKENING / FROM YOUR POINT OF VIEW / SKY IS BURNING / I AM CRYING / AS SPIDERS COME OUTSIDE / SINKING FURTHER / DIGGING DEEPER / HOWLIN’ AT MYSELF / I CREPT OUT FROM THE SIDEWAYS SHELF / NAILED ON THE TOP OF THREE DEAD MEN / SQUEEZING THROUGH THE ROTTEN STENCH OF WHISKEY DAISIES SOAKED IN SKIN / THE SUN BURNT OUT / THE SKY IT CHOKED AS THE SPIDERS RAN AWAY / SINKING FURTHER / DIGGING DEEPER / HOWLIN’ AT MYSELF
Track Name: Half Lucid
OH THESE DAYS / THEY ALL SEEM THE SAME / STILL WAITIN’ IN LINE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS / TRYIN’ TO TURN OFF MY BRAIN / CAUSE I’M SEEIN’ GHOSTS / EVERYWHERE I GO / AND THESE ROADS THEY MAKE ME SICK / WHEN THEY GO ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND / SO SLOW / AND I WANT TO SLEEP FOREVER OR NOT AT ALL / IN MY BRAIN / I’M A SMALL CHILD / OLD MAN WITH A CANE / WRITING OUT THESES SAD OLD PLOT POINTS / DAY BY DAY / KNOWIN’ IT WON’T BE OKAY / AND IN MY MIND / I’M PULLIN’ TEETH AND SWATTIN’ FLIES / WATCHIN’ FEARS TURN INTO YEARS / AS TIME PASSES BY OVER CLOSED EYES / AND I WANT TO SLEEP FOREVER OR NOT AT ALL / AND I WANT TO LIVE FOREVER OR NOT AT ALL
Track Name: Untitled Lives
SCORCHED EARTH MOVES AS I GO DOWN THE LINE / THE KNIVES CLIMB HIGHER / SIDEWAYS SITS ON THE SIDE / A MILLION LITTLE THINGS NEXT TO A MESS OF SPILT WINE / A LONG WINTER LIFELINE SPLITS FROM GOD’S CHIMES / AS I’M PLAYIN JAZZ FOR THE LAYMEN / IN BETWEEN CUSHIONS UNTOUCHED / IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS NOTHIN’ / JUST EMPTY BREATHS AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS / THE SKY SCREAMED OUT COME AND LAY ON THIS / THE RED RECTANGLES WERE QUIET AND SHIFTED / INTO WET PAINT AND THE SHAPES ALL HISSED / THAT I WAS BACKWARDS RAMBLIN’ IN SIDE A MIST / OF ANOTHER MILLION THINGS / THAT CAN’T SEEM TO GO / TO THE END OF THE CIRCLE / AND INTO THE WAY DOWN LOW

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