LYRICS: HEY! (2009)

Ladiez Benz

Cameron Latimer and Rueben deGroot

 

Well I’d be twice as far

If I’d have taken the faster car

If I’d have swiped her Mastercard

If I’d a’been thinkin’

 

What she’ll do depends on her loyal friends

They smell good together

Like Armor­all and leather

She’s got the perfect friends

They go out riding in her Ladiez Benz

There’s nothing I can do to prove...

 

I drive and older car

I strum an even older guitar

It only plays sad tunes

She drives as fast as she can keeps her engines fan all full of bugs

Shes got those colored lenses

The ones that match her Mercedes Benzes

 

Well, on the latest bender

It seams I did my very best to offend her

but shes not sad I’m leaving

It’s the ride I’m thieving

 

I’d be twice as far

If I’d a’taken the faster car

If I’d a been thinkin’

What I’ll do depends on her Ladies’ Benz

And if she wants it back

The End

 

Mandolin

Rueben deGroot and Cameron Latimer

 

Mandolin, my dear, mandolin

You’re so small in my arms mandolin

Mandolin my dear mandolin

you’re so small in my arms mandolin

 

When you’re in my arms my dear mandolin

You catch every tear as it rolls off my double chin

Oh my mandolin

Oh to hold you in my arms my dear mandolin

 

Mandolin my sweet do you remember

How I held you all those nights

Held you oh so tender

Mandolin, my sweet do you remember

The sound of our song like two strings together

 

Oh When you’re in my arms my dear mandolin

You catch every tear as it rolls off my double chin

Oh my mandolin

Oh to hold you in my arms my dear mandolin

 

An Island

Rueben deGroot

 

We crossed the border at Sweetgrass

and wound our way down to LA

like everyone else in the valley

we were wishing bad times away

 

They’re pulling a car from the river

there’s a heat wave and a serial killer

That’s when I go numb

where are you running to?

what are you running from?

 

If every tear was an ocean

than you were a raft and a sail

plying the waves

every second with you,

every moment like one grain of sand

till it makes an island and thats where we land

 

We sailed north in a Lariat

over wave after wave of grain

on a Grande Prairie night

under a sea of lights...

 

If every tear was an ocean

than you were a raft and a sail

plying the waves

every second with you,

every moment like one grain of sand

till it makes an island and thats where we land

 

Failing Town

Rueben deGroot and Cameron Latimer

 

Razorback and Dr. J

Took this town the old fashioned way;

With suits and hats, and baseball bats

And threats you can’t ignore

 

Well, our time is over

It’s a new world now

There’s just no room

For your town cars and cigar aficionados

 

Driving around on the streets of this failing town

Its not what it used to be

In the city by the sea

Tonight you ride with me

 

According to Dr. J

It wasn’t always this way

The bright white lights and the money

And the snow

 

We’re old friends you and me

And theres just this one last job and then you’ll be free

After all this time

We still have a pact

 

But now I’m the one to do it

 

Baby wake up

Rueben deGroot

 

Baby wake up, baby wake up

Baby wake up

 

And if you’re lying on the stairs

don’t think I didn’t see you there

and if you’re getting rid of me as I can plainly see

I won’t be bothered with crying

 

Baby wake up...

And if theres writing on my walls again

I’ll pretend I saw nothing at all again

And you’re getting rid of me

I think everyone can see

you won’t be bothered with crying

 

baby wake up

 

Mucho Calor

Rueben DeGroot

 

She won’t lie to you, no she doesn’t have to

no, not her

she say: lets not let this come between us

as if it already were

and I’m never going back there again

don’t you give it away

just go and say what you went there to say

down in southern California where its always warm

Mucho calor

 

No, that’s not something I would do

but then again I’m not you

sometimes you gotta crawl out of the skin

you’re  to become yourself again

 

Right there, that little flick of the wrist

her little sleight of hand

don’t look now, don’t look now but I think she thinks you bought it

at least in this town you still got a couple of friends

as for me, I’m never going back there again

down to Southern California where its always warm

mucho calor

 

No, that’s not something I would do

but then again I’m not you

sometimes you gotta crawl out of the skin

you’re  to become yourself again

 

And if that’s how, if that’s how this is gonna end that’s fine

 

Only Truck

Rueben deGroot and Brian Fowler

 

The only truck I ever owned

was the only truck I ever needed

The only thing that keeps me hanging on

to the only girl I ever loved

she’s the only one I’m dreaming of

the only one I’ve wanted for so long

 

And I need a little love, a little help from up above

And I need a little love, a little help from up above

 

Pretty little Sarah Jane

Cast her big brown eyes my way

and I knew yeah I knew my heart was gone

we  got married down in Reno,

in a little chapel off the big casino

She said “I do”

and I laid my money down

 

And I need a little love, a little help from up above

And I need a little love, a little help from up above

 

Time goes by, things fall apart

a broken fender and a rusty heart

high­centered on an old dirt road

I left her there to rust in peace

I took the plates and my memories

and now I’m walking back to town

 

And I need a little love, a little help from up above

And I need a little love, a little help from up above

 

Heartbreaker

Rueben deGroot

 

Lonely as a heartbreaker gets

she’s gonna make me sorrier still

If only I could get me my rest

I’ll wait patiently

While I’m on the mend

 

Do what you want to, Say what you please

I think I’m on a winning streak

Got in a little trouble at the border

now I can’t go home

 

I just think it’s a shame

the way you been done by him

And I, think it must be a sign

that the heartbreaker’s time has come

 

Take back what you said

bu us another round I count two heads

 

I just think it’s a shame

 the way you been done by him

and I think it must be a sign

 that the heartbreaker’s time has come

 

Hey!

Cameron Latimer and Rueben deGroot

 

Hey! are you paying attention

Hey! I’m talking over here!

I ain’t working Friday or Monday

Could you pass me the Sawzall

 

I should have bought her flowers

Myself, a leather jacket and some Brut

We could have talked for hours

Yeah honey that’s want we outta do

 

Hey! Are you drawing a pension

Hey! I’m working over here

I ain’t working hard, nor hardly

Could you pass me the phone

 

From the top of the slide looking down on the sky

 

 

She Loves

Rueben deGroot and Ridley Bent

 

She loves (she loves she loves)

Old black and white movies

she loves

“The Deep Blue Sea”

She Loves

Yours Truly

she loves (she loves she loves)

 

She loves me

 

She loves ... fine dining

she loves... April Wine

she loves ... taking her sweet time

she loves (she loves she loves)

she loves she loves she loves

she loves me

 

It feels so good

it feels so good

 

She loves... Kurt Vonnegut Jr

she loves ... her cowboy crooners

she loves ... late in the afternooners

she loves (she loves she loves)

she loves she loves she loves

she loves me

 

It feels so good

it feels so good

It feels so good

it feels so good

 

She loves... pirate radio stations

she loves... Sault Ste. Marie

she loves... yours truly

she loves (she loves she loves)

she loves she loves she loves

she loves me

 

It feels so good

it feels so good

It feels so good

it feels so good

 

She love she love she love

she love she love she loves me

 

LYRICS FROM OTHER ALBUMS:

Rocket Surgery Live At The Toucan (2016)  •  Rocket Surgery (2013)  •  Pine (2011)  •  Hey! (2009)

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