New Bedford

by Boo Lee Crosser

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I gave it my all on every song. Nothing less. All my triumphs and failures. All my empathy and gratitude. To my family I give you my love and to my friends the same. May this album be a blessing to you in times of adversity. That's all I wish for you. Enjoy.

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released July 19, 2017

Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, and Vocals: Boo Lee Crosser
Upright bass: Ray Parker
Steel Guitar: Jared Lucas
Drums, Piano: Byron Harris
Saxophone: Gene Parker
Guitar: Barry Johnson
Drums Pete Siers
Vocal Harmonies: Jacob Shellist
Vocals: Flannery Murnen
Acoustic Bass: Mike Stram
Cello: Devonte Stovall
Violin: Anna Eyink

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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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  • Oct 07
    Cleveland, OH

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Track Name: Lady Bligh
(Verse 1)
Well you got eyes
stretched from the farthest moon
and I got a face
Damn sure I'm fixing to shave soon
But I want to see you
I want to see you again (Cmaj7)
Be my Lady Bligh
make it a night
I will forget

(Verse 2)
I got a friend
says I got no soul
Stick to that fake
country wannabe I'ma be rock n' roll
But you like soft stuff
soft as cloud over Tennessee
Be my Lady Bligh
Make it a night
I won't believe

(Pre-Chorus)
And some people
like to
say everything
just to
appear sweet
But I got
a different
agenda
with angels
that hear me

(Chorus)
Help me baby
I had a rough time last night
Help me baby
I know you hate songs I write
They all so truthful
all so many lies
Be the Mrs.
I'm wishin'
will enter
my dreams tonight

(Verse 3)
Well where do we start
maybe 1 day ago
I saw you pass by
dressed in a satin skirt trim gold
And I want to see you
I want to see when you shine (cmaj7)
Be my Lady Bligh
make it night
I can rewind

(Verse 4)
So here's to you
crazy without a care
a Jazzy kitten
schooled in the college of laissez faire
and I want to see you
I want to see you in love
be my Lady Bligh
make it a night
soaked in the rum

(Pre-chorus)
And some people
like to
say everything
just to
appear smart
But I got
a different
agenda
to show
you my true heart

(Chorus)
Help me baby
I had a rough time last night
Help me baby
I know you hate songs I write
They all so truthful
all so many lies
Be the Mrs.
I'm wishin'
will enter
my dreams tonight


(Pre-chorus 2x)
And some people
feel emotions
can captivate
strong wills
But I bottle
them in a song
titled keep me
from cold chills
And some people
feel emotions
can captivate
strong wills
But I bottle
them in a song
titled keep me
and I will

(Chorus)
Help you baby
you had a rough time last night
I'll help you baby
I know you hate songs I write
They all so truthful
all so many lies
be the mrs.
I'm wishin
will enter my dreams tonight
be the mrs.
I'm wishin
will lie with me safe tonight
Track Name: Buffalo Quarter (remastered)
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
I bought one in December cause it was our anniversary
and you worked all night in the hospital where I find it hard to breathe
cause all the pathogens make me nervous like a middle school kid in health
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...
I can manage my depression, but I can't talk you out of yours
and some days I get so lazy and think this time it will work
So I bought a buffalo Quarter cause I can't afford a ring
besides you have one from our wedding where I was too damn scared to sing
and you sang along...
and I wouldn't stop...
and you sang along...
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
Track Name: Bumper Stickers
(Verse 1)
Try to write up your emotions
I can't ride out these emotions
Trauma speaks I can't control the year long fight
Here's your workplace keep your focus
Help the workplace where's your focus?
Lost my sleep without my love it's in the night
Had a relapse fighting too much
fought my relapse fighting too much
lost my eyesight now I'm drugged up in the park
Keep your secret know my story
tell my secret kill our story
It's okay these moments fade with by-gone time

(Chorus)
And I hate the hometown she leaves in the summertime
And I love the poem she reads below traffic signs
with bumper stickers on the backside...


(Verse 2)
Here's a tulip share your problem
little a tulip whats your problem
save your help I got to solve this on my own
what affection needs attention
your infection needs attention
please don't listen let me patch this with a stone
kiss a wound upon your right hand
treat the wounds to be your right hand
Let me carry and maintain a joy inside
Give me back the shame I need it
Never take my shame who needs it
All this teenage love left me to numb to cry

(Chorus)
And I hate the hometown she leaves in the summertime
And I love the poem she reads below traffic signs
with bumper stickers on the backside...



And I curse the good bad memories
turn my stomach weak
And I curse the friend there for me
names I'll never speak
And I kept a spot here for you
in my heart so blind
And I love the nights spent with you
below traffic signs
with bumper stickers on the backside
Track Name: Without Grace
(verse 1)
Get out of my way Luke
I'm goin' to north country
I'm goin' to north country
Oh yes I am
Where Dylan sings the blues
and left his family
left his family
oh yes he did

(verse 2)
Go take the baby Jill
I'm goin' to Mexico
I'm goin to Mexico
Oh yes I am
Where Pancho took a bullet
Lefty died alone
Lefty died alone
Oh yes he did

(chorus)
And I don't know when I'll be back
this old road again I'll see
muddy waters at my feet
And I don't know what I did lack
disappoint my father's dreams
this old art is killing me

(verse 3)
Good riddance
Good damn bye
We sure don't need you here
sure don't need you here
least not now
playing songs for change
that's all you talk about
all you talk about
I wonder how

(Chorus 2)
And I don't know why I'm so sad
always moping woe is me
let him finish let her speak
And I don't know why you get mad
restitution's all you need
here's the time you plan to keep

(verse 4)
A penny for your thoughts
I sure can make it work
sure can make it work
least I think
playing songs for folks
it may not change the world
may not change world
but it buys a drink

(chorus)
And I'll leave it where I can start
travel lonely make some friends
learn a lesson just pretend
And I'll process all of the times
weeping loved ones on the side
It's okay they'll be alright

(chorus)
And I'll break one heart maybe two
if we're counting both my lungs
breathing heavy drinking rum
And I'll note every name and every face
every fool and every place
every smile without grace
Track Name: Family Song
You can take the chicken and the steak
I don't think I need them anyway
I was cooking for your mom tonight
but she must of forgot again
it's okay son.
I'll go to bed.
see ya in the mornin'


Losing all that sleep isn't good
I'd help ya with your homework if I could
I know you got a bad brain like me
all the problems don't make sense
it's okay son.
just go to bed
fix em in the mornin'

(chorus)
Someday we'll find a better home
a stocked fridge with food to call our own
a new girl that'll love us both as a husband and son
it's okay boy
weddings go
divorces come...


Daddy it's okay the fault is mine
I saw the doubt hiding in her eyes
she wanted you but a burden like me
only made your marriage worse
it's okay dad
be home at 12
I ain't that hurt


I'm going to the lot. gonna see my friends
I'll stay away from trouble. Stay away from sin
I know the first is a grave mistake
one that throws you in the dirt
it's okay dad
be home at 1
it doesn't really hurt

(chorus)
Someday I'll find a better home
until then your smokes are all I stole
I got a girl shes good inside
but she keeps killing me slow
its okay dad
emotions come
lovers go

(Chorus)
And someday these fragments will make stars
and pessimistic views will fall apart
we can get lunch everyday
watch the money stay high not low
its okay dad
joy will come
and it will go
its okay dad
joy will come
and it will go
Track Name: Freight Street
(verse 1)
I stole 60 dollars for my speakers
and they gave me eight stitches on my face
the cuts gave me pain the whole damn weekend
but nothing hurt me quite as much Grace
but nothing hurt me quite as much Grace


her ruby painted eyes were glassed all over
she'd rarely wear a shirt when we'd go swim
I'm told her poems words were like a prophet's
digging out these eyes with tear drop pins
digging out these eyes with tear drop pins


On Freight Street
We robbed a liquor store on Freight street
A poor man died
A good man stabbed me
a pocket knife inscription save thee
save the scum


Grace told me, "watch out who your friends are"
they make up every cell within ten years
and you got three old buddies causing trouble
chasing down their darkness without fear
chasing down their darkness without fear


time went by I felt like such a hotshot
but my good girl knew I was stricken up
she left for school and I chose the rehab
it didn't serve me well without my drugs
it didn't serve me well without my drugs


On Freight Street
We shot up every night on Freight street
My good friend died
My bad friend stabbed me
an old syringe inscription save thee
save the scum
save the scum
On Freight Street
she left me standing there on Freight street
I chose the evil side
she chose me
and for a time she chose to love me...
Track Name: Mass Pike (remastered)
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 goodbye 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 goodbye 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 goodbye 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 goodbye to Massachusetts
So here's my goodbye 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: Fish in a Bottle
(verse 1)
A fish in a bottle
ya I know I get bored
but you
Take the language
and you stand to ignore
All the welcome signs pointin middle fingers straight out the door
and sure I'm a leader
but you follow me too much
I'm getting angsty from the LCD pop punk
All the tight pants wearing mother lover lookin' slick as can be

(pre-chorus)
And I'm not the one for a casual Friday night
But there's a little something been brewing since the last two times
Now I'm screaming for breathe 'neath a corridor
And I can tell your knockin' away

(chorus)
Cause we got a number
yeah we got a number
oh we got a number
count it baby 1 2 3
Yeah he's my father
I don't want a brother
oh he got a number
count it baby 1 2 3


(verse 2)
A bit out of luck like your torn a jeans
I been meaning for a visit since I had that dream
'bout the fighting and the prying of your lips that keep pushing on me
See a confident man is just another fool
who thinks the ladies like him when he's playing it cool
what unfortunate hypothesis for science and fellow like you


(pre-chorus)
And I'm not the one with excuses for the way I am
But there's a little something been brewing since I left that fam
Now you called me out once, I called you out twice
and so it seems I lose again


(chorus)
Cause we got a number
yeah we got a number
oh we got a number
count it baby 1 2 3
and she likes the dodgers
Oh don't tell my mother
cause we got a number
count it baby 1 2 3
Track Name: Little Dragon Eyes
(verse 1)
I can't work right now
Cause my body won't let me so
and you just keep you just keep
staring at me
like it's all my damn fault
well the clock struck 12 a long time ago
can't believe you ain't left the bed
look in the mirror
little dragon eyes
all the smoke gone to your head
oh wheres the wine...

(chorus)
Cause we got trouble again
maybe you maybe you
kissed me
just to make a friend
and I'm so weak I'm to blame Oh my God I'm insane
how are you?

I hope you're better than me

(verse 2)
I can't sleep right now
Cause you're always in my thoughts
and I swear you I swear your
killing me
with a heart-shaped dagger
I forgot
to give back to you
wish it sure was
the last time I see that smile
Look to the sky
little dragon eyes
I won't be back for awhile
so let it stand...

(chorus)
Cause we got trouble again
maybe you maybe you
kissed me
just to make a friend
and I'm so weak I'm to blame Oh my God I'm insane
how are you?
I hope you're better than me
Track Name: Salt and Paper
There's people with these problems
they don't know how good they got it
cover arms in salt and paper
cause you wouldn't let me cut them
and the young magnolia flower
throws it's pollen in a race
cover arms in salt and paper
throw the pepper in your face
rid the madness that consumes you
tally acts you can't commit
cover arms in salt and paper
cause the doctor said you'd itch
sleep all nestled in your palace
harbored stoic in regret
cover arms in salt and paper
try to get a little rest



Don't listen to your best friends
disregard your family too
cover pride in crumbled marble
cause they don't care what you do
Take out all your lifetime savings
wager on a tickets praise
cover pride in crumbled marble
you can't die if you don't age
build a loan based on forgiveness
lose it in a paper pad
cover pride in crumbled marble
cause they won't know you were sad
hold your blankets sown on torn silk
wrap around your fingers soft
cover pride in crumbled marble
scrap the remnants of it off


(chorus)
If everyone was anxious we could all get along
If everyone was anxious we could all get along
If everyone was anxious we could all get along
If everyone was anxious we could all get along

If anyone understood them they'd hear power in our songs
If anyone understood them they'd hear power in our songs
If anyone understood them they'd hear power in our songs
If anyone understood them they'd hear power in our songs
our songs and chants...


So grant your father's wishes
sing your mother's lullaby
Cover anger in redemption
still you yell and still I lie
Give me reason for a folly
Give me reason for this weight
Cover anger in redemption
still you fight and still I hate
leave debating by the doorstep
render laughter from thy soul
Cover anger in redemption
let the numbness take its toll
have no mercy for a sinner
still a sinner one and all
Cover anger in redemption
let the gallows catch your fall
Track Name: Black Petal Rose (remastered)
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 hopes fade 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 going 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 hopes fade 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


the drugs
for enjoyment
are a dim exit door
and victims
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
Track Name: Richard Crracken
(verse 1)
I grabbed a pistol for a mic to sing
should of grabbed a diamond for my wife to bring
to you
so we
could live
eter-
nally in vain
Smacked me on the head with my uncle's shoe
grabbed my check from Ernie as a ball and threw
it out
the side
of the
old house
we bought with dimes

(pre-chorus)
spent my Wednesday making up to 20 bucks
wasted Thursday night sleeping on a bus
saw Friday morning when we left for Cleveland
found me dead in Jersey last Sunday evening

(chorus)
Call me Richard Crracken with a double r
I'm the vagabond who stole your grandma's car
I'm the rotten no-good raised outside the flats
smoking cigarettes we scavenged from the trash
I'm the devil dressed in converse shooting hoops
know my name and buy me something I can use

(verse 2)
I drink gasoline as a substitute
alcohol's expensive whats a man to do
with no
mo-ney
to spend
and none
to attain here
Slept behind pumpkin hiding from the fuzz
wanted for possession of the county judge
who took
my rights
my truth
but Hell
he did his job

(pre-chorus)
spent my Monday waking from an early grave
punched a hole in the casket when my Tuesday came
saw an angel laughing when the dirt fell in
watched my future twist from the muddy sand

(Chorus)
Call me Richard Crracken with a double r
I'm the vagabond who stole your grandma's car
I'm the rotten no-good raised outside the flats
smoking cigarettes we scavenged from the trash
I'm the devil dressed in converse shooting hoops
know my name and buy me something I can use

(Chorus)
Call me Richard Crracken I'm the best you see
Gambled down in Vegas won when I was three
shot a golden comet headed for the sun
lost a pretty lady when she pulled gun
hiding down in Cali keep it to yourself
know my name and keep my converse on in Hell
Track Name: New Bedford
Eyes a blue
a fairer young lover
I watched the world
expand in your hands (shaky note)
but I'd sit
in the evening
months after you left
and day dream depictions of meeting again...


Hows the weather
down in New Bedford
I ain't a seen a sunset like that
so I'll walk to the driveway
and wait for your passing
In case you ever decide to come back

(chorus)
Now these old men are watching you roll
roll right on the grave
and their cancer is written in stone
stones lining the bay
for another day


Seems I am
forgetfully pleasant
until I find a memorable fear
the crawlspace is empty
but you kept compartments
holding a notion
and damning my ears

Take me back
to all those who know me
and save the stars
the smoke hides them all
to say that we're somewhere much better
is madness
I care for you only
but not for the fall

(chorus)
Now these old men are watching you roll
roll right on the grave
and their cancer is written in stone
stones lining the bay
for another day
we can't erase


And I will be next to you
until the day dies down
but we can quit everything
lose next to anything
for jobs and wedding ring vows
And I will keep after you
until the night comes round
but you could have everything
sacrifice anything
for jobs and wedding ring vows