The Coffee Sergeants

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Recorded at the Bonneville County Pine Box, and at our place February 2006.Additional vocals by Anna Henderson and Lizzy Berry. All songs written by Carey Bowman except "Along for the Ride' and 'Start the Cheer' which were written by Spencer Berry. Photos by Carey Bowman and Clutch Carden. Special thanks to Jimi Teasdale, Jim Ball, KT, everybody at the Carousel Lounge, and to the Barnett, Berry, Bowman, and Spinks families for their support and patience.

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released February 1, 2006

The Coffee Sergeants:
Mike Barnett
Spencer Berry
Carey Bowman
Doug Spinks

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Track Name: Intro-Way to Cope
I'm biding my time
tripped by design
finding a way to cope
There's a crack in the floor
and outside the door
I'm finding a way to cope
It's not my problem if it's time out of mind
but if you're going there then
I'm biding my time
tripped by design
finding a way to cope
There's a hole in the sky
and I'm just a guy
that's finding a way to cope
a way to cope
a way to go away
Track Name: Feed the Fish
So don't lets talk about it
I'm much too slow to care
and after all you're just a little scared
Something that I should know
Something I should remember now
It's not the way you're living
It's more the way you stare
when all the truths run out and
you're all that's there
Something that I should know
Something I should remember now
Feed the Fish
Track Name: Here I Go Again
I wait for you down at the bridge
a half mile down the road
I see you smile and shadows grow so long
across your face
Here I go again
I'm getting up to getting so let down again
Then you were all that I knew
All that I could believe
Hear the words
the poison words
the holy words we said
There will come a time when we won't feel the need
to read between the lines
Here I go again
I'm getting up to getting so let down again
Track Name: House of Cards
The page you made of sand and stone
becomes a life unto its own

This paper brings the answers out
and lays them scattered all about
The sweeper cannot see them there
and suddenly there everywhere
So call the misfits
call the guards
and lay waste to this house of cards
of all creations you have known
this one is life all it's own

The page you made of sand and stone
becomes a life unto its own

So call the misfits
call the guards
and lay waste to this house of cards
of all creations you have seen
this one is now
and has never been
Track Name: Leave This Town in Vain
And she says "Seven, I don't do so well in seven"
I said "Turn it over, it's an 'L""
She doesn't think that I think that it's very serious
No, I don't think I do at all
Don't need my fortune read today
It's written all along the way

And she says "Timing, it's all timing.
It's all when you meet, and where you're coming from this time"
You miss your cue
you show up late
you stumble and you think you
understand just what she means
Don't need a script to tell me
it's all over but the crying now
Don't need my fortune read today
It's written all along the way

Like actors playing cards
and looking for a one eyed jack to play
Like locals waiting for a train
to leave this town
only in vain
Track Name: Old Lee Highway
Old Lee Highway
take a slow right turn and you're on your way
Where the last traces of snow melt away
Down by the river bed
That's where I'll rest my head
for the day
We're on our way
Where the air is clear
and the sky is gray
A shiny grain of sand
I hold it in my hand
and watch it as it melts away
Old Lee Highway to Merrifield
Old Lee Highway to Merrifield
Track Name: Sleeping on the Lawn
I've been sleeping on the lawn
(On the lawn you say?)
I've been waking to the cold light of dawn
in my eyes,
find a way
I've been sleeping on the lawn
(On the lawn you say?)
I've seen shadows through the trees
moving south, in my mind,
all the way

Stanislavski saves the day
Stanislavski saves the day
I've been sleeping on the lawn
(on the lawn you say?)
I found better things to do
with my time running out
all the way
Track Name: Start the Cheer
I waited too long to celebrate the incident
I waited too long to move on down the line
I waited too long to instigate the action
all my life
all my life
I talk too much at times when I should listen up
Ignoring those who came so they could hear
I'm silent when I should be helping those around
start the cheer
start the cheer
Track Name: Statuette
In the other room
We don't go in there
shadows creep across the lawn
I'm buried there
We'll be out in kind
'neath the shadowed moon
black begins the endless afternoon

In the other room
there's a statuette
a dynasty who's name I didn't get
sends me back in time
where I found myself
alone again on the cold north side of town

In the other room.....

In the other room
there's a china vase
known to all who've lived here in this place
now I'm back in time
where I found myself
alone again on the cold north side of town
Track Name: Along For the Ride
Under the mountains
over the hill
she's waiting for me
she's waiting there still
I'm going to find her
You know she won't mind If I leave a note
Lines on her face show the passage of time
she's losing her faith while she's losing her mind
all she'll have left is some rhythm and rhyme
Please some along for the ride

Over the Mountain under the hill
I'm waiting for her, I'm waiting here still
She's going to find me you know I won't mind
if you hang your coat
Lines on her face show the passage of time
she lost all her faith
while she lost all her mind
all she has left is some rhythm and rhyme
Please come along for the ride
Please come along for the ride
Track Name: Tiny Little People
I've been thinking of a place that we should visit
from our home up in the sky
And I've been thinking of a certain state of mind
through a certain pair of eyes
And don't you know the world is full of tiny little people
Don't let 'em make you small
And if you look then you will find the very thing you came for
Don't let it bring you down
And if you're driving by a roadside non-attraction
on your way to find the sun
Then you see the road goes on and on forever
You're just a lamb-chop on the run
And don't you know the world is full of tiny little people
Don't let 'em make you small
And if you look then you will find the very thing you came for
Don't let it bring you down
Don't let it bring you down
Track Name: A Close Approximation of McCartney
Well hello,
are you there?
Is there anyone around
who can help me to be
a close approximation of McCartney
on a clear day
When the sun was high
and everything was right
With the world
that we knew
that was crumbling into pieces
all around
Seemed so small
seemed so gray
seemed that everything we touched
turned to gold
turned it's back and walked away
Are you there?
is there anyone around
who can help me to be
a close approximation of McCartney
on a clear day
When the sun was high
and everything was grand
and we learned
that you cannot change
what you don't understand