Kickass Tunes for Jamming Out

by ManChildATX

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I started out as a drummer who sang and wrote songs. Many bands and records later, this is my first solo thang. I'm real proud of 'er!
You got you some rock steady/stoner rock, some 80s funk, some punky soul, some rock-rock, some dub and what have you. But I think it all sounds like ManChildATX. You feel me? That's right, I know you do.
Please enjoy and share freely. Thank you. OK, bye.
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released July 10, 2012

Cover art, graphics and layout by Ellen Gibbs, www.grackle.net
All tracks produced by ManChildATX.
Special thanks to Brant Bingamon, who helped with the birthin' of most of these songs, and to Miss Leslie Bonnell, chanteuse extraordinaire.
Mixed and mastered by Cris Burns, www.burnsaudio.com

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Track Name: Beggars Can't Be Choosers Situation
You need to take a long vacation
Say you can't bear it any more
You're slumming deep below your station
You feel the heat coming up through the floor
No one is stopping you from leavin'
The exit's marked you know your way
Your brow's a map your chest a heavin'
It's just your fear that's making you stay
I didn't take the upper hand
You gave it of your own free will
Now you can't seem to understand
The reason you stay here still

Well, it's a beggars can't be choosers situation
Isn't it? Isn't it?

On the other side the grass is greener
But you're not allowed across the fence
Over there they're a little meaner
Those people have some kinda sense
Who caused your latest perturbation?
Some one who cause the one before
You need some new kind of sensation
Well baby there stands the door

But, it's a beggars can't be choosers situation
Isn't it? Isn't it?
Track Name: My Rifle
Said I went to go see the man with my plan
Won't you please take me to Afghanistan
What I read sounds so sublime
I hear the poppies near Kabul this time of year are mighty fine
I couldn't take it no more
I though I was going to have to eat through the floor
Get a job or go to college—no
I'm going to war
So I shipped out quick and I shipped out green
Lowest life form my lt.'d ever seen
Slept on watch and they closed the wire
Looks like I'm gonna spend the night entire
Left out in the cold with my rifle

Well the chain of command sure is long
The sergeant told the lt. told the colonel I was gone
On the loose in Kunduz, I'm a trip
And I got my 16 and, like, 18 clips
Made my way at night time stood still
Right way wrong way bazaar downtown
Almond eyes pull me down
If looks could kill, hers will
Took me home to meet her dad
He wasn't someone I wanted to see
He's the ace of spades in the colonel's deck
Looks like I have to be
Left out in the cold with my rifle

Left out
I'm working on my ends
Held back
Remembered my weapons
Forgot
I'm working on my ends
Lost track
Remembered my weapons

Left out in the cold with my rifle

He served me tea, received his clan
Cousins trying to live as best they can
Grow some kush, herd some goats
Infidel's up in here so that we can have the vote
I heard a buzz far away
I wondered is this gonna be my dying day
He said, "Son smoke this, it's OK"
Woke up in trouble in a pile of rubble
Drone boys brought it down
Now it's never dull and I'm never bored
Round here now they call me "warlord"
Left out in the cold with my rifle

Left out
I'm working on my ends
Held back
Remembered my weapons
Forgot
I'm working on my ends
Lost track
Remembered my weapons

Left out in the cold with my rifle

Left out
I'm working on my ends
Held back
Discharged my weapon
Forgot
I'm working on my ends
Lost track
Discharged my weapon

Left out in the cold with my rifle
Track Name: Freak Drive 19
There's a freak around the corner
There's a freak back at the bus
There's a freak up on the stage
Don't you know the freak is us

We could get away
We could get away just you and me
You drive your car
You drive all the way
You should play your 8-track deck for me
Bootsy, Ultrawave now

We'll be free to ride
We'll be free to ride to where we'll be
You drive your car
I'll be by your side
Lady, do your gangster lean for me
Diamond in the back now

I can't seem to find the time
To tell you how I feel
Light the candles, chill the wine
I'll show you that it's real

Cruisin' with my lady at the wheel
Top down 'cause it's summertime
Cruisn' in my lady's Coupe de Ville
Diamond in the back it's mine
Cruisin' with my lady at the wheel
Jam all night the smoke is fine
Cruisin' in my lady's Coupe de Ville
Lean back low and blow your mind
Track Name: Lady Down the Street
Mama said daddy's gonna set you on fire
Prejudiced man gets a watch and retires
Lady down the street said what happened today
Knew that daughter was no good anyway
And we gotta go home

Saw a man hit a man 10 o'clock news
Said that man gonna have to pay his dues
Lady down the street said to watch her car
Her cousin's gonna need a place to park
Mama said to go home

Mama acted nice when the lady came by
Made us wear shoes fed us beans and rice
Lady down the street told the lady some things
'Bout how mama walks around naked and sings
Mama are you at home?

Man at the place had a look on his face
Under the covers I'm in inner space
Lady down the street has a new boyfriend
Ain't seen that family since I don't know when
And we gotta go home

Back on the street I am feeling afire
Cop on the beat he don't see my desire
Lady down the street gonna answer her door
Knew her big mouth never knew what for
Now I feel at home
Track Name: Boneless Skinless
Sing about a man gonna take you to the fire
Sing about a man gonna teach you to get higher

Gonna sing my song about a man
Gonna sing my song about a man's man
Not just any man, he was the son of a man
Not just any man's man, he was a man's man man's man
Daddy showed him who was the boss
Though he was chinless
Daddy named him after a man of the cross
Called him Boneless Skinless

Sing about a man gonna take you to the fire
Sing about a man gonna teach you to get higher

He was a rough and tough gun totin' guy
Refused to live life like he was a lie
He doesn't live life just to please us
He lives life like a chicken Jesus
Never could accept his loss
Yet he was winless
Daddy named him after a man of the cross
Called him Boneless Skinless

Sing about a man gonna take you to the fire
Sing about a man gonna teach you to get higher

Gonna sing my song about a man
Gonna sing my song about a man's man
Not just any man, he was the son of a man
Not just any man's man, he was a man's man's man's man's man's man's man's man's man's man's man's man
Daddy showed him who was the boss
Though he was chinless
Daddy named him after a man of the cross
Called him Boneless Skinless
Track Name: Collect Call
Donnie had no shirt on when they sent him away
A time I remember like it's yesterday
It was his girl in the end who picked up the phone
She wasn't really worried that she'd be alone
Donnie still denied it when he got sent away
A time I remember like it's yesterday
It was a hot one, he was a cold one
A time I remember like it's yesterday

Out of the blue Donnie called Monday
Collect call and was I willing to pay
He asked if I ever dropped around her place
I'm glad I didn't have to answer to his face

It was a hot one, he was a cold one
A time I remember like it's yesterday
Track Name: Chinese Lighters
I'm leaving this town, I'm not hanging around
I've got places to be, and people to see
I'm not trying to drag you down
I'm claiming myself from the lost and found
Somewhere out there is the new me
If I stay here I can't be free

Chorus:
I'm sick of the lovers, backstabbers and fighters
Offbrand cigarettes and Chinese lighters
And all I can say is ah-a

I lost myself, I was someone else
Lived in a herd, seems so absurd
But I used to be like someone else
Found a crowd and lost myself
The loudest voice was the one I heard
Lived and died by charlatans' words

(chorus)

I arrived in one piece, a sheep to be fleeced
But so far I'm unshorn, maybe I'm reborn
The miles between us make me free
Anywhere your not is a place for me
Now I'm whole where I was torn
I'm taking names and you've been warned

It kinda figured you did it for the money
I tried so hard it wasn't even funny
(chorus)
Track Name: Mami
Every one of you guys who has a problem with my
Feeling like I can I can fly, I hate you guys!
You're the ones, yeah it's you, you do that thing that you do
That super special walk, now, those moves are you!
(I guess there's no hope for the issue between, issue between)
I'm just sayin' you guys, don't need to worry 'bout my
New bold ideas—come on, you guys!

Wait until tomorrow I'll have it for you then
(Mami, Papi)
Come back again on Wednesday and bring your little friend
Sorry for your trouble, guess we heard you misspeak
Wait until tomorrow, or just come back next week

It's so hard to explain, if I do I feel drained
Like I met Mary Jane, and got hit by a train
(I guess there's no hope for the issue between, issue between)
Every one of you guys who has a problem with my
Feeling like I can I can fly—come on, you guys!

Better it's tomorrow, that's when I see my guy
(Mami, Papi)
Check back with me on Thursday, but call before you come by
Take a raincheck buddy, peace out my little freak
Wait until tomorrow, or just come back next week

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