Before The Shadows Come

by Ugly Boogie

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released 05 April 2014

Produced by Brad Lee at SDRL in San Diego
Recorded and mixed Summer 2013
Mastered by Sven-Erik Seaholm
Artwork by Ilan Schraer
Dedicated to Pete Robertson

Brady Alvarez: Vocals, Banjo, Electric Guitar, Ukelele, Saw
Daniel Schraer: Vocals, Guitars, Accordion, Keyboard
Kyle Dramer: Bass, Claps
John Robertson: Drums, Percussion, Claps
Monica Daniels: Vocals, Clarinet, Tambourine, Shakers, Claps

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Track Name: You Know I Need You Bad
Oh babe oh babe you know I need you bad
This love disease is the worst I've ever had
So please just give me a look a word a kiss please
Oh babe oh babe you know I need you bad

This love disease has got me blue
Now I find I'm chasin you
I feel like I'm running inside a wheel
So give me just the time of day
a look a glance a word my way
Oh babe oh babe you know I need you bad

Well I'm so lonely I'm so blue
I just don't know what to do
I feel like my heart's just about to burst
So when you look or smile my way
well I'm so high the rest the day
Oh babe oh babe you know I need you bad
Track Name: Coffin Dust
We destroy each other
just to stay together
We're so afraid of being alone
Spoiled little children
screaming tantrums at each other
Crack and break our brittle little bones
And it never ends up being worth it in the end

Who do you want?
Who do you need?
Smoke ring eyes dissolve back into the trees
Slipping on the wine
I'm tripping on the leaves
Bags under eyes as black as my bruised up knees
But it never ends up being worth it in the end

I never wanted a tiny spec of failure
to wrap itself around your neck
Wine has spilled all over
I just wanna show her
I'm coughin' dust, a goddamn wreck
Never ends up being worth it in the end

We strangle each other
just to keep together
Oh, I'm just afraid of being alone
'Til we're old and broken
all worn out and retired
Our children left to reap what we have sown
Never ends up being worth it in the end

I never wanted a tiny spec of failure
to wrap itself around your neck
Wine has spilled all over
I just wanna show her
I'm coughin' dust, a goddamn wreck
Never ends up being worth it
Never ends up being worth it
Coughin' dust under the earth until the end
Track Name: Fickle Love
Love she is a fickle flame, ignites and burns so strong
But the softest wind that blows makes her not last so long
Saw her walking down the lane and knew she would be mine
Held her hand all round the town and kissed her all the time

Oh, fickle love

I can't help the way I am, can't help the way I feel
I thrilled her through yesterday, today I make her ill
Track Name: Good Lookin Blues
There goes everyone and girl don't you know who I am?
There goes everyone and girl don't you know who I am?
You stay out on the farm but you just don't give a damn

Pickin' at my guitar, I'm smokin' and drinkin' all day long
Pickin' at my guitar, I'm smokin' and drinkin' all day long
I'm thinkin' about that good girl, but she's all packed up and gone

Now I don't look any good, my hair is way too long
My beard is scruffy as can be and there's too much going on
but I ain't got no children, what you gonna say to me?
I think about a cold bath, that sun it beat me dry
The wind has cackled at my lips and I think I'm about to fry but I
ain't got no girlfriend, but you sure look good to me
I'm thinkin' about them good times, on a farm in Tennessee

There you go again, you're throwing that Bible at me
There you go again, you're throwing that Bible at me
Jesus healed the blind but his people cannot see

Now I know all about Jesus, and I know what he said
You might call me a sinner but I think you've lost your head
you better love thy neighbor, oh and turn the other cheek
I don't believe in Satan and I don't believe in Sin
Call upon your savior but I don't believe in him yeah
his message, it got lost, now you better hold your tongue
You gotta bark real loud when its wolves you live among

There goes everyone and girl don't you know who I am?
There goes everyone and girl don't you know who I am?
I don't need to look good for you, I just don't give a damn
Track Name: Ready To Go
When the gates are wide on the other side, I will be ready to go
Into that holy home on high, I will be ready to go

To go, to go, I will be ready to go
When I grow new wings and the angel sings
I will be ready to go

When my friends are dead and there's no one left,
I will be ready to go
When my back is bent and my money spent, I will be ready to go

Chorus

When I see that light shine down the line, I will be ready to go
When I ride that freight to the pearly gates, I will be ready to go

Chorus
Track Name: Bella
If we were made by stars the stars must cry
If we were made by God then God is flawed

Oh how'd it come to this? I will never know
Ignorance is bliss, nothing left to show
Guns and planes and ships, that is all we know
How'd it come to this?

Now the world is under siege by men in suits
They'd have you believe that they own me and you

Oh how'd it come to this? I will never know
Ignorance is bliss, nothing left to show
Guns and planes and ships, that is all we know
How'd it come to this?

Bella horrida, bella horrida
Track Name: Under The Waves
Any way you want me
Any time you need me, baby
I'll be here waiting for you, for you
No matter what you tell me
As long as you're here with me, baby
I'm all chained up for you, for you

And if you go, I won't be afraid
I know we'll meet again some day
And every time I swim away
A little drop of blood is all you need to catch my scent
and pull me under the waves

My bed lies empty
The sheets are tryin' to trick me, baby
But I wait all night for you, for you
It ain't none of your business
and I don't bear false witness, baby
But I won't hold my breath for you, for you

And if you go, I won't be afraid
I know we'll meet again some day
And every time I swim away
A little drop of blood is all you need to catch my scent
and pull me under the waves
Track Name: The Bargain
My vision is clouded by the fog of the woods
To this place I finally return
I know you're waiting for the steps of my horse
and in my heart is a fear that burns

Before the shadows come to take me away
Before the shadows come, this is what I say

No, we all must go
to the lonesome valley down below
and I have made my bargain
and I'll pay my debt
I must embrace the face of my prolonged death

Before the shadows come to take me away
Before the shadows come at my end of days

I know you've followed me for all of these years
Just waiting to collect
Can't you leave me for another century?
Or are you angry at my theft...
Track Name: Wide World
Its a wide world and I am lost between the folds and creases
it madness to try and unify the streets and trees
the steeples, leaves stained class windows, when I go
to temple, my roots can breathe...

Mother nature has a million children to feed
the hunger that wracks the stomachs and
mouths taste the snowflakes, turning to corn flakes
how much can the streets take without giving back?

Oh, under the earth a wild heart is beating
Oh, when I am dirt my soul will feed seedlings

Waves of water, crashing the towers to see
those starfish, floating to homes in the sky
Polluted, with lights diluting the moonlight
invaded by neon signs

Oh, under the earth a wild heart is beating
Oh, when I am dirt my soul will feed seedlings
Track Name: Why'd You Go
Oh, why’d you go? I miss you so
Why’d you go... why’d you go...

Telephone pole standing so alone...
your silhouette on the sky

And in my dreams you were lost amidst the storm and static
A thousand faces filled the places endless city streets
You’re the missing star within my soul’s constellation

Big blue and cold, the world is a barren sea
Follow me to warmer shores...
Track Name: By Dawn
Days and nights float through me
I fall into my bed
But when I wake it feels like I am dreaming
Riding up the coastline
the sky a brilliant red
But not as bright as your sweet smile beaming

Please think of me and not your misery
And I will try to be back home by dawn
Now I must go and play another show
But when I'm back I hope you have not gone

City lights are blinking
and filling up my head
I wonder if they'll ever fall asleep
Hollow bodied music
and roads that never end
How long will your love be mine to keep?