Everyone's All Right

by Andrew Creighton

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    This is Andy's (or "Ahhndrew's") pre-TWR solo album. Mostly comprised of songs written in Chicago during his tenure with the band Das Sporten. Comes in a jewel case with a 3-panel foldout booklet with full lyrics, pics from the studio behind the sandwich shop in Tucson where it was recorded, and three watercolors from the "Poolside Phoenix" series by Diana Creighton.

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It's Andy's pre-TWR solo album! Mostly comprised of songs written in Chicago during his tenure with the band Das Sporten

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released June 5, 2001

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Track Name: The Letter S
Green Lantern lunchbox got a new scratch today
Carton of OJ and a PB and J
Sit next to Sally, Sing-Tan, Seth, and Sammy
We pledge allegiance to the US of A

Mr Sanders said spend Saturday studying
Today he said to Sam stand up this is a test
The alphabet from A to J

Whenever I say my alphabet
I always skip the letter S
I really don't like the letter S
For words like sonic and sopping and stop

Sweat in my seat while Sammy says A to J
Sam starts and stops but then he gets through OK
Stare out the window at the sandbox and slide
Try to avoid the teacher catching my eye

Mr Sanders said spend Saturday studying
Today he said to Sally stand this is a test
The alphabet from K to Q

Whenever I say my alphabet
I always skip the letter S
I really don't like the letter S
For words like shiner and Shriner and shop

Poor Sally's shy because her stutter is bad
But all her stalling only makes Sanders mad
Now Sally's done and teacher looks right at me
My spine is shivering, my lungs start to wheeze

Mr Sanders said spend Saturday studying
Today he said Sing-Tan stand up, this is a test
The alphabet from R to Z
But Sing-Tan only speaks Chinese
And so instead he calls on me
Track Name: Alligator Shoes
Wind pulls ripples from the grass
Sun pounds down and cracks the ground
Warm blood water is a bath
And birds are landing in your mouth

Subway train a sardine can
Doors peel open, spill you into Office Land
Ooh, she gives you curt good-day
She likes the mail boy but you
You're always in her way

That's enough you resolve
And the past will just dissolve
It's time to stand up and evolve
Man to businessman to sharp-dressed businessman
Tie too wide, no coordination
This is a disaster of proportions
Witnessed not before in my lifetime

The lady dressed and smiled with taste
She measured inseam with particular grace
And she said tell me what you want
You've seen the movies now it's your turn Mr Big Guy

How are you? She says fine
You say how about some wine?
She says perhaps another time
Will that be all for you today sir?
Hold the phone what are those
Over all the others it's a pair of Alligator Shoes
You can feel your life about to change

Monday morn bells and horns
Stride with head up, you're reborn
And glad that nobody was warned
Stand among admiring multitudes and scoff
Feeling big, feeling supercharged
The spirit of the alligator, teeth and anger
Lord of all the locals

Fell asleep for half the day
Sun is low and the birds have gone away
So lug yourself up on the band
Blood cools off and slows you down
Like Tin Man with no oil can
Track Name: Don't Call
Trouble today? I say never you mind
Put the tube on, put your chair in recline
Don't touch the phone if you want to stay fine
You're out of your mind

You're feeling low, I can tell at a glance
Propose a toast to soap opera romance
Don't touch the phone because you don't have plans
And decide too fast
Best sit out the dance

Don't call if you don't want to talk
And don't lay my heart out on your frozen sidewalk
One skip, a hopscotch rock, in chalk I'm drawn
How can you be the person I knew for so long

So just close and allow time to flow
Smooth out the creases and soften the blows
Don't touch the phone since it's not there at all
Remain in free fall
And pray you don't call

Don't call if you don't want to talk
And don't lay my heart out on your frozen sidewalk
One skip, a hopscotch rock, in chalk I'm drawn
How can you be the person I knew for so long

Don't call to display that you're fine
And don't call me to say I'm the last on your mind
Melted, a box of forgotten crayons
How can you be the person I knew for so long
Track Name: Flash
Flash Flash Flash Flash
He was a dog of mine
He was my age
He was a beagle and
He would not fetch
Would not this Flash of mine
He'd get angry pretty much of the time

Spend the day in our backyard
Or dig the fence and then run off
Flash would mostly bark and scratch
And greet me in the humid summer grass

One hot summer day in the afternoon
We were cutting our oleanders and
Flash was chained to a Folly post because
Our back gate was open for hauling when

Some strange dude in overalls
Sauntered in to our backyard and
Flash got mad and broke his chain
Chased him off and I fell down laughing

Spend the day in our backyard
Flash would mostly bark and scratch
And greet me in the humid summer grass

Flash Flash Flash Flash
He was a friend of mine
He was my age
And that was mighty old
He died when I went of to college and
I drove home just in time to say my goodbyes

Say goodbye
Track Name: Tell Me The Truth
He said he'd stop by tonight
She put the cat out without a bite
She's getting ready and she's whistling a song
But the cat's not whistling 'cause everything's wrong
It starts to rain

Last week was when it commenced
They're making eyes across a chain link fence
He is a heartthrob of the highest degree
But the cat saw a picture, don't look so good to me
It's cold out here

Now it's eight and she waits on the couch
She closes her eyes then
A knock at the door and she springs into action
He is waiting there

Tell me the truth tonight
The truth is that you love me
Yes I do, yes I do
Tell me the truth tonight
The truth is that I love you
Yes I do, yes I do

Four hours, now she's back with the stars in her eyes
What a wonderful time
He parts with a kiss and a whisper
What she longs to hear: tell me the truth tonight

And now it slowly revolves
The cracks appear and the picture dissolves
It is ten thirty when she opens her eyes
And the cat is composing an intent to resign
I've had enough

He said he'd stop by so what
Must have been busy, something must have come up
She stumbles over this familiar map
For some cold leftovers and to feed the cat

Tell me the truth tonight
The truth is that you love me
Yes I do, yes I do
Tell me the truth tonight
The truth is that I love you
Yes I do, yes I do
Track Name: OK Now
Cover the world tonight
Shut all the engines down
All things take care of themselves
All will be well
And it won't be very long

It was dangerous
Getting serious
But it's OK now
Yeah it's OK now
Yeah I'm OK now
Track Name: Everyone's All Right
He's unhappy 'cause he's seasick
You've got nothing to do with it
Motion, there you go, it's so so so
Easily explained away

You cannot be blamed for trying
He hasn't told you everything
Calling you is so eighties now
He hasn't forgotten how
But he's trying to
As you walk home together

Hello my love, how are you
Did you come back to check out what you put me through
Hang around a while and get some sun
And mumble somthing about you hope everyone's all right
Who dares complain, or makes a claim
No, certainly not I

It should come as no surprise
No surprise at all
That you can spend years apart
And miles apart
And when you meet
The same old things are missing

Hello my love, how are you
Did you come back to check out what you put me through
Hang around a while and get some sun
And mumble somthing about you hope everyone's all right
Who dares complain, or makes a claim
No, certainly not I
Track Name: Magic's Secrets
Magician Reese appears on State Street
In a great wax bubble
It seems to grow out of the sidewalk
And when it's whole he walks around
Performing card tricks

The people stand amazed
And with that smile she hands out pamphlets
Her hand brushes mine but she shows no sign
Anyway it's a stupid trick
Sixty dollars and you too can own
A giant balloon and a can of wax and a cheap tuxedo

Don't talk to me of fabulous feats
And grand presentation
'Cause it's all been done and she's the reason
For this publication
Magic's secrets finally revealed

A concrete block is poised to drop on a Chrysler
Reese is trapped inside, tied
She paints her face with phony anticipation and pulls the velvet rope
The noise and blood are shocking
Well the truth is the knots were fake
And Reese escaped through a false seat cushion
And was replaced by a magician of lesser quality

Don't talk to me of his artistry
When I know he's faking
'Cause it's all been done and I'm looking on
And she has been taken
Magic's secrets finally revealed

Burt Easley knows how easy it is
Fox TV knows how easy it is
The truth is out and you're still with him
And the audience doesn't dwindle or thin
But we three know he's a third-rate hack
Who somehow pulled a rabbit out of my magic hat
The one small par tof his repertoire
That I can't best him at
Is when the dove falls in love with the rat

Don't talk to me of fabulous feats
Unless you're joking
'Cause it's all been done and she's the reason
That my heart's broken
Magic's secrets finally revealed
Track Name: Capistrano
Eight hours from the Arid Zone
Across the deadly desert where the windmills grow
Kicking dust west to Capistrano

We were separated and led astray
By a lookalike going the wrong way
Tried to speed up but lost hope to find
Tried to slow down but just fell behind

A silent bitter wilderness
Any excuse to bury us
In a couple weeks they'll find our bones
The sheriff saying what a shame they were all alone
Only half a mile from a telephone

Placed again at the mercy
Of divine intervention

Imagine some New Yorkers in a similar spot
Broken down in the desert
It's not what they thought
They assume everything will be all right
Bleached bones by moonlight

But we knew better than wait around
Searched the rest stops and campgrounds
And we were reunited with our caravan
We coasted in to the promised land

Where Crabhead was on patrol
Ten miles per hour down the access road
To find we're locked out on Beach Row
We could hear the breakers roll
We came all the way from the Arid Zone

To be placed again at the mercy
Of divine intervention

Imagine some rich folk in a similar state
Locked out of their time share and it's getting late
And they're certain to miss their dinner date
And the locksmith is coming but Crabhead won't wait
And she's broken a nail and he's angry at fate

In twenty-five years they succumb to time
Trailing worries and minor crimes
Bleached bones preserved in brine
Capistrano is mine all mine
Track Name: Sea In Your Room
It's frightening - look out!
There's a shady figure at the controls no doubt
We might fly into space
That would put a smile on his ugly face

Grinning skulls and spinning lights
And from atop a Ferris wheel
I can see in your room
And I'll be coming soon

I shelled out fifteen dollars
For a piece of possibility
And life among the wires
Some hours of guarded lunacy

Grinning skulls and spinning lights
And from atop a Ferris wheel
I can see in your room
And I'll be coming home

A dreamlike chaos
Eerie shapes and safe monstrosities
And you undress and fall asleep
Just outside the fence
Who's to say the iron hand
Won't rust and fall apart
And safe become unsafe
Ooze across the parking lot

Late, maybe go
As the crowd gets thicker
And the lines do grow
Was a five-ticket ride
But it's good to be on the outside

Grinning skulls and spinning lights (set the wheels top spinning)
From across a Ferris wheel (set them all spinning coming down)
Make a sea in your room (down down down coming down out and out)
And now I'm coming home
Track Name: Here's What I Need
There was a monster in my closet
There was a wolf under my bead
A thunderhead was threatening the three of us as
The night submerged my head

And I could see you at the breakfast table
Where you've never been
Through a window in an ivied wall
On my tricycle again

Dogs chase figure eights
And they're still back at the starting place
And it doesn't change with the noise they make
To get your attention

Here's what I need
I need my family
And here's what I want
You in love with me
And all that I feel
Can be put so simply

Why don't you come down
To the earth be bound
I'm OK myself
But it's better when you're around