Folk Song Singing Cliche'

by Boo Lee Crosser

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Thanks to all who have supported me creating this 14-track original album. The songs range from genres of blues, to folk, and even experimental punk. This is the first album I have ever produced. I hope you can all enjoy this album as much as we did making it. A lot of love went into this and I could not of done it without the help of my friends and family.

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released December 21, 2015

Produced and Recorded by Mike Bryce in Bowling Green Ohio. Graphic Design by Flannery Murnen. Photography done by Eric Burgasser. Also featuring JP Stebal, Kathleen Schnerer, Jared Lucas, Colton Buettner, Barry Johnson, and Tanner Young. All songs written and performed by Tom Vasey.

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Boo Lee Crosser Bowling Green, Ohio

I have been playing music for the past 4 years now. Everything that music has given me to this point in my life would not be possible without the friends and family who have always supported me. I hope no matter what music the listener enjoys, they can see some value in what I do as a folk singer. For any contact information hit me up at:
t.vasey67@gmail.com
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Track Name: Soggy Cigarettes
Soggy cigarettes in the rain when I was with you I couldn't change

Sitting near an old storm drain till the kids come by asking who's to blame

Wait a minute I gotta go pull in the driveway 'fore daddy knows

I'll see ya Monday back at school don't hold my hand can't look like a fool


And I never thought that I'd be playing in a hall getting free joints from Mikey and a little alcohol

Or that snow would fly with the changing of the leaves while Christmas got annoying with the hope it brings


Sunday morning boring church songs but I love how everyone sings along

Sunday school with the babies downstairs I got the smell of vodka and judging glares

I'm sorry I'm just a teen with community service the old routine

I still gotta try and have fun while the devil owns the moon and the angels own the sun


And I never thought that I'd be in a haunted house sleeping peaceful in my bed with the shadow of a mouse

Or that Friendly faces would become a constant sin about the prison of this town and the cell I'm in

(break)

And I always wanted to go to travel round the world drinking champagne in the desert with a bunch of foreign girls

And I want to dream outside the realms of my own room with a paint brush in my closet and a beat up broom


Dusty records in the background maybe one day I'll find what had to be found

Until then get up go to work. I'm happy to say I'm not the same jerk

I kept a picture of you in a frame and you gave it back to me at the old storm drain

Its okay I threw it away I had to much shit I had to re-arrange
Track Name: Whitetail
(verse 1)
I'll walk you home

just to make sure you get there safe

Yeah we can stop by the diner on 86 street

I'll pick you up something to drink

I ask you how you like your coffee

you say with a little bit of cream

but not even a hint of sugar

cause the taste of sweetness brings me memories

(chorus 1)

of who I was

and who I am

the face of a lover

a foiled plan

for life and my sacrifice

for life and a pair of dice

thrown at the wayside

(verse 2)
You looked at

After I sung you an old country song

And I said I'm sorry my throat hurts its been awhile

I heard your laughter go on and on

You told me wow your really talented

I still don't believe to this day

there's no way someone like me creates beauty

cause someone like me only destroys everything

(chorus 2)

He's ever loved

and ever known

I'm a starving dog

toss me a bone

for life and my sacrifice

for life and my pair of dice

thrown at the wayside

(verse 3)

it seems so long ago

our first kiss is too me

and if you ever hear this its not a love song

I promise its not helpless plea

to be honest I'm rather happy

though I continue to be alone

But I'll be the only one getting hurt now

That gives me so much joy to know

(chorus 3)

that your okay

and I'm still here

I'm caught in the headlights

a whitetail deer

for life and my sacrifice

for life and my pair of dice

thrown at the wayside
Track Name: Ol' Gates Bridge
I don't wanna live

I don't wanna live anymore

This worlds a pile of shit

There's nothin' but sinners and whores

so take me down to ol' gates bridge

I'll fall there and end my war


it's been raging in my head

since the day I was a tot

they sent me to a doctor

gave me some pills to hide my thoughts

that evil came right back up

and it will be there as I lay and rot


Oh mercy, mercy me

Where did I go wrong?

I said mercy, mercy me

Where did I go wrong?

Was it cause mama never loved me?

Or was it cause daddy didn't live for too long?

(solo)

That's the end of my story

told from ol' gates bridge

where the waters flows like blood

and sharp sharp rocks stay hid

don't go lookin' for me now

I'll see you from the bottom with him
Track Name: Comb It Back, Keep Sweatin'
(Verse 1)
Well this ain't love it's just one night stand on a Tuesday night

and this confusion sparked from a small contusion proves someone knocked out my lights

well ahead and tell every damn stranger that you bloodied my smart ass up

but missy Mary thought that I had lots of bravery so we started pouring "lean" in our cups

(chorus)

And the boys at the gas station are yellin' my name

I see a chica riding longboards senorita made me lose my brain

comb it back, and keep sweating till the sun goes down

I'm just laughing by myself with a bottle like drunken clown

(Verse 2)
Well this is ain't a friend it's just jerk I meant when I was 20 and dumb

he gave me weed laced with a little speed the next thing I know I wanted to run

seven miles down state route sixty led me to a place with goblins and ghosts

All I wanted was a cream cheese bagel, but I got what was comin' I suppose


(chorus)

And the shoppers in the market hate my country songs

give em' devo with a singer like stevo so they sing along

comb it back, and keep sweating till the sun don't rise

I'm just laughing by myself with a bottle killin' my insides

(Verse 3)
Well this ain't luck it's just a hole in the wall I can squeeze right through

And if more women lined up for my sit-ins I'd have more than one girlfriend too

but lord knows I'm a gutter punk singing with my teeth looking bright as gold

so don't hate me cause ya' know I'm someones baby digging through your backyard garbage for a soul

(Chorus)

and the dogs made of puff balls keep on barkin' high

have a drink with your buddies gettin' fuzzy on the daily grind

comb it back, and keep sweating till the sun looks dim

I'm just laughing by myself with a bottle searching for a ten

I'm just laughing by myself with a bottle trying to fit in
Track Name: Buffalo Quarter
Cmaj
The finer things in life don't come in a magazine
fmaj7
on sale for 19.95 a specialized set of
Cmaj
buffalo Quarters manufactured in Virginia
fmaj7
by a guy who's knows his history a little too well
Cmaj
I bought one in December cause it was our anniversary
fmaj7
and you worked all night in the hospital where I find it hard to breathe
Cmaj
cause all the pathogens make me nervous like a middle school kid in health
fmaj7
so I stayed home and quit my job in a bad attempt help myself

but it didn't work...

I wish it did...

But it didn't work...

I wish it did...
Cmaj
I can manage my depression, but I can't talk you out of yours
Fmaj7
and some days I get so lazy and think this time it will work
Cmaj
So I bought a buffalo Quarter cause I can't afford a ring
Fmaj7
besides you have one from our wedding where I was too damn scared to sing
Cmaj
and you sang along...
Fmaj7
and I wouldn't stop...
Cmaj
and you sang along...
Fmaj7
and I wouldn't stop...


The make-up on your face runs when your worse for wear

crying salty tears in a kitchen sink I forgot to clean

last Tuesday maybe I can get it Wednesday

I'll try my best but promises always make you mad

been together for 3 years but it can end in just one day

so tell me when your scared, I'll run right to you and I'll say

hold on to this buffalo quarter and my bruised hand over yours

and pray that one day we'll be happy until then we'll fight the war

and it may not end...

but I'll stay with you...

and it may not end...

but I'll stay with you...

You can help me pay the bills and you can help me save myself

and I can give you anything marked as priceless on a shelf

though they priced the buffalo quarter for 19.95

we still treat it like a treasure that keeps our souls alive

it did just that...

and I swear it's true...

it did just that...

and I swear it's true...

The finer things in life Don't come in a magazine

on sale for 19.95 a specialized set of

buffalo Quarters manufactured in Virginia

by a guy who's knows his history a little too well...
Track Name: All I Deserve
I got a get down.
In my go around.

I'm gonna leave town.
headed southbound

Stick a needle my vain and watch the colors change...

See me on easy street
doin' hard time

Lookin' for little nickle, or a cold dime
waitin' for a lil' somethin' gotta run down my throat

And there's stranger with a sign where yo' mamma died
and there's a savior on the cross with a gun by his side

Sit on my lap sugar
pour me a shot

Leave the table baby
meet me in the parkin' lot

we got some dyin' on the way we got some livin' to do...

I'm gonna lay ya down
with my six string

feel fire in your eyes make your heart ring
I'm just a little country boy with a trick up my sleeve

And there's stranger with a sign where yo' mamma died
and there's a savior on the cross with a...gun by his side

Strap me in sheriff
let the current flow

I wanna feel the burn burn from my head to my toes
don't let it stop cause this is all I deserve

don't let it stop cause this is all I deserve
Track Name: Stay Away From Me
(Verse 1)
Said now I'm gonna take a spaceship

to the planet where the people follow Aryan sobriety

Where the fishes feed their children hershey kisses

destroying little bodies for the new world theocracy

who's this?

what's that?

what you saying?

How the fuck do we feed the people in a cop station

anthropology. molecular biology

none of this shit makes much sense so stay away from me

(Chorus)

Stay away from me!

Stay away from me!

Stay the fuck away from me!

Stay away from me!

Stay away from me!

Stay the fuck away from me!

(break)

allow me to please pass on a message

that our worlds composed of wreckage

from this 50 state hypocracy

served out with the works of a textbook

destroying the very nexus of democracy

it's your fault!

work hard!

get a job!

leave your urban family for a little white security

and don't fret they won't hang you by the neck

they'll empty all your pockets

leave your family in foreclosure!


(Chorus)

Stay away from me!

Stay away from me!

Stay the fuck away from me!

Stay away from me!

Stay away from me!

Stay the fuck away from me!

You fucking fake ass hillbilly's!

(break)

(bridge)

Leave me alone

Leave me be

Take your guns and god

stay away from me

Leave me alone

Leave me be

Take your guns and god

stay away from me!
Track Name: Ferguson
Take my hand take my heart

pull the pieces apart as you sever

we have no more brethren

of faith in this land

color-coated in shaking

policeman always aching for love from the

protected lamb

seize the moment of riot and fire

families all hire the gangs so that

they can fight back

understanding

there's no understand

we fall as a nation

divided forsaken in time

What is life?

you cowards you begger's you swollen disaster

of swine

What am I

uncaring and sharing withholding the pressure to act

(verse 2)

run the food run the guards of your state

to the cities of hate where minorities already know

weak mentality harsher realities

garnish the wages and watch as Wall Street will grow

no more amateurs fuck the perimeters

and fuck all the licenses that say we can kill for the sport

no more limits

there's just no more limits

as we watch on the Nile where cities were great and were known

needles sow

the quilts that are making

for God judgement taking

of us and our souls

we have no more reason

forgot as the seasons will go

(verse 3)

So come to me now with your prayers and your reefs

fall asleep on the beds once reserved for the lively and dead

follow my heart to the start

of a country betrayed hostage by birth of its art

burn the flag

the longer we have it

the longer we drown it

in history we'll always hide

education

we need education

to free Lady Liberty

beaten in bondage and tied

to the past

to the last Klan member descending our way
Track Name: Mass Pike
I tried sleeping on the Cape

where grandpa seems to lose my face

but he put down the glass of wine

now it's time for me to lose mine

and I don't know

if I'll be able too...

This cemetery is filled with trash

I mean the people not the cans and bags

and the pubs rotting from within

I guess the money's all in tourism

and I don't know

if I'll be back again...


So here's my farewell to Massachusetts

your dead dog under the bridge just made me lose it

I can't stand another drink in this little green room while the sunset cries alone

So here's my farewell to Massachusetts


Walk down streets leading to the bay

the old motel has no more place to stay

maybe by morning we can head out west

sleep on the highway while we starve to death

and I don't know

if I'll survive the night


But for the moment yeah we pay our dues

lock up the door so no one can breakthrough

and call the cops because your safe in jail

by late October mom can pay your bail

and I don't know

if I can let that stand


So here's my farewell to Massachusetts

your overpriced way life seems far to ruthless

I can't stand to see a girl singing Caroline while my own drives away for good

So here's my farewell to Massachusetts

So here's my farewell to Massachusetts

I'll miss you deep down even though I can never prove it

I'll miss the burned out buildings near the old canal where the only girl I loved would laugh

So here's my farewell to Massachusetts

Yes here's my farewell to my Massachusetts...
Track Name: Hilltop Rock
Got a hilltop rock mama come down

Got a northbound Mississippi class clown

been living in the rust belt gloom

snowy doom

ah ha what you got to lose said it

No job for a hard working rich man

No life for a bum living off the land

spare can

got some change shaking in his overcoat

high quality crank and a little dope

(move up to fifth fret)
And I said it gonna say it again we're blowing in the wind what you got to spend

Keep working with the smoke above gonna kill the doves and leave us out of love

(move up to 7th fret)
It's that good Ohio sound...


Every country boy got him a camo cap

Every city boy hates country loves rap

Old tracks without a train

little pain

gone with jobs China gains

go to Walmart buy a shirt with Heisenberg

little KFC gravy on a dirty bird

Whats the word?

Tea Party makes us deaf and dumb

hugging children with a bible and a handgun

(fifth fret)
And I said it gonna say it again this life is filled with sin ask the preacher man

Keep asking for the mills to close daddy told me so go to Colorado

(7th fret)

It's that good old Ohio sound...


(Fifth fret)
And I said it gonna say it again we got depression and gin what you got lend now

Keep praying for a little change baby ain't it strange everyone's insane
now
(7th fret)
It's that good old Ohio sound...
Track Name: Falsehood and Truth
Well if I had a girl to keep to myself

A penny on a rail line could figure us out

And if I had gram of sense in my brain

I'd give it to the homeless and break this old chain


If you hadn't left me I'd still be this sad

and holes would line walls and you'd still be mad

my tempers so fragile like an old statuette

wagered forsaken by a gamblers lost bet

(chorus)

Now don't mind the tears that surely won't fall

Don't mind the longing and late midnight calls

My story's unfinished, but Deist and true

take what is given

from falsehood and truth


Well if I had money in a wallet so warm

I'd buy a new habit and go to the store

And if I had spit in the rims of mouth

I'd shot for your dad's feet and stepmothers blouse


If work doesn't kill me then learning sure will

while drinking black coffee and snorting up pills

the stress gets so heavy I just want to yell

It's too hot in Heaven, It's a cold day in Hell

(chorus)

Now don't mind the burdens that lay in our wake

Don't mind dysfunction or chances you take

I gave it my best and that's all I can do

Take what is given

from falsehood and truth

(bridge)

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh it's getting hot yeah

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh it's getting weird yeah

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh you're kind of cute yeah

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh you married who

(chorus 2x)

Now don't mind your noggin leave right through that door

and don't say you're sorry you two-timing whore

Don't utter my name for your cunning and shrew

Take what is given

from falsehood and truth
Track Name: Suicidal Woman Blues
(verse 1)
Am
You come to me with a broken
Dm
You come to me with a broken bottle 'tween your fingers
Am
and eyeliner in the rain

Am
You lost your sanity and closed off
Dm
You lost your sanity and closed off people from the crying
Am
that you can't annunciate


(chorus)
Dm bar
And I...
Am
try to remember you
E7
but the ground has some space
Am
for a casket made for two
Dm bar
And I...
Am
I carve the headstone over you
E7
Oh Lord knows
Am
I got them suicidal woman blues

(verse 2)

You hold a cancer so heavy

You hold a cancer so heavy I can see exhaustion

within your glassy eyes


You yell at me, "show emotion"

You scream at me "show emotion" I'm tired of this waiting

for words only forged by lies


(chorus)
Dm bar
And I...
Am
try to do better for you
E7
the church bells only ring
Am
for a lover baste in blue
Dm bar
And I...
Am
I carve the headstone over you
E7
Oh Lord Knows
hold on E7
I got them suicidal woman blues


(Chorus )

And I...

I felt like flyin' away with you

but I woke up so numb from those pills I consumed

And I...

carve the headstone over you

Oh Lord knows

I got them suicidal woman blues
Track Name: Black Petal Rose
Well here I am

drinking

with the last hairs of the dog

to heal

events from my past


The scars

white and dry

line the skin upon my arms

and curse

the memories that last

(chorus)
So if your shoulders get weak

run to me run to me

And I'll bless your old heart

with a rose petal black

And if your hope fades away

you can have a little place to stay

in the dream

lost by lies

that God always told


saw your picture

on a billboard

at a rest stop headed east

it looks like

your finally a star


listed villain

for murder

with your dead husbands gun

the night

he got home

from the bar


(chorus)
So if your shoulders get weak

run to me run to me

And I'll bless your old heart

with a rose petal black

And if your hope fades away

you can have a little place to stay

in the dream

lost by lies

that God always told


The last verse

to a sad song

written on a sunny day

is heard

by those

trapped in beds


and the drugs

for enjoyment

are a dim exit light

and the victims

they suffer in their heads

(chorus)
So if your shoulders get weak

run to me run to me

And I'll bless your old heart

with a rose petal black

And if your hopes fade away

you can have a little place to stay

in the dream

lost by lies

that God always told

in the dream

lost by lies

that God always told
Track Name: Folk Song Singing Cliche'
Dmaj Gmaj Dmaj
Well I'm to poor to work for 4 days in this town
Gmaj Dmaj Amaj
and my blood has run boil and dry
Dmaj Gmaj Dmaj
yeah I sit by the phone for a ring that won't come
Gmaj Amaj Dmaj
so I'll play that old folk shit all night
Gmaj Dmaj
And I'll play till my fingers turn turquoise and in rust
Gmaj Amaj
or till tears can escape from my face
Dmaj Gmaj Dmaj Gmaj
yeah I've said it before and I'll say it again
Dmaj Amaj Dmaj
I'm a folk song singing cliche'


God bless my friends on those fun smokey nights

when I'm too drunk to drive my damn car

yeah I'll stumble back home with a bump up my nose

could be molly or prescription bars

And I'll do it just once to add more to that song

or till tears can escape from my face

yeah I've said it before and I'll say it again

I'm a folk song singing cliche'


Tomorrow I'll wake to an unsightly truth

I'm alone with my thoughts and my art

yeah I've suffer for songs and they've ruined my life

for they've tarnished the pride in my heart

but I'll take all this sorrow and give it to you

and let tears escape from my face

yeah I've said it before and I'll say it again

I'm a folk song singing cliche'

yeah I've said it before and I'll say it again

I'm a folk song singing cliche'