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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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1.
The Letter S 03:22
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
2.
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
3.
Don't Call 03:41
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
4.
Flash 02:49
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
5.
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
6.
OK Now 01:37
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
Capistrano 03:57
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
10.
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
11.
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

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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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