Mantoloking

by The Sexy Accident

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1.
I tried again to reach out a hand to you but the more that I felt the less that I held until I reached right through you I tried again to stock up my world with you but the more that I kept the greater the debt until all I owed was you I tried again to speed far away with you but then as we ran I lost who I am and soon I was gone to you and I believe that we receive the sum of all that we put in and that suggests we place our bets somewhere safe still and serene but I get bored if I'm not adored and so I'm looking for a mess and you're the one I like the best I tried again to sever all ties to you but even as I packed I knew I'd be back 'cuz I still belong to you and I believe that we receive the sum of all that we put in and that suggests we place our bets somewhere safe still and serene but I get bored if I'm not adored and so I'm looking for a mess and you're the one I like the best
2.
tonight I drive your Honda from Berkeley Heights to Pensacola you've got my broken Saturn my broken heart I sense a pattern I moved to find a job to find a home where you grew up but while I met your brother you went and found another lover I don't wanna see you I really don't care how you are cut the chit-chat I just need my car eight flippin' highways to land in some bumblefuck bar you're not worth it I just need my car six days since you first told me I was amazed now I'm just lonely I guess it's really better this happened now rather than later I know it's so Geraldo I left the stage you stole the show but wait the part that's funny? despite the crap I still love you honey I don't wanna see you I really don't care how you are cut the chit-chat I just need my car eight flippin' highways to land in some bumblefuck bar you're not worth it I just need my car yeah they say to make it good you gotta do the things you should and so for our joint cause I put our love on pause I went out on a limb and then you fell for him I don't wanna see you I really don't care how you are cut the chit-chat I just need my car eight flippin' highways to land in some bumblefuck bar you're not worth it I just need my car
3.
04:03
I don't have time to hear your assessment the mission's planned the decks are manned I've got their investment I've got no ace it so doesn't matter I hold full sway while they're away I pilfer and flatter buy me out buy me out I've milked it while you bleed I count up my winnings it's safe to say I'll choose to play far less than nine innings is something wrong? your voice is so distant a grinding halt? it's not my fault just "can" my assistant buy me out buy me out I've milked it while you are dying I'll fly away while you are dying I'll fly away if you can't heed the warning signs the fault clearly isn't mine
4.
I called you up to let you know some things that I've learned since I let you go well for one you're much better than her yes it's true but if you want me to come back to you here's a list of some things that you could choose to do there's one thing about her I adore yeah her stomach is flatter than yours and don't you get an attitude since when is honesty being rude? at the end of the day I'm just trying to help me like you like before, when we'd go out and I'd block the cake you could do without I can't let you weigh more than 100 pounds but if you want me to come back to you here's a list of some things that you could choose to do like learn to pick up for your man and have you considered a spray-on tan? I kind of want to be with you as long as you change a thing or two I recognize you're kind of cool I might even try to be true to you just take this time to exercise focus on slimming those pearly thighs if you do that it'd be the bomb and you'd look a little less like your mom I saw you out the other day with your new guy did he choose to pay for your meal? I would never do that but if you want me to come back to you here's a list of some things that you should choose to do like maybe get rid of your man 'cuz how can he treat you as well as I can? I kind of want to be with you as long as you change a thing or two I recognize you're sorta cool I might even try to be true to you just take this time to exercise focus on slimming those pearly thighs if you do that it'd be the bomb and you'd look a little less like your mom
5.
the frozen winter world the clouds and flock of birds you climb the steps to your door you kick the fallen leaves your hands tucked in your sleeves you brace yourself for what's in store why can't you reap what you sow? why can't you learn what you know is right for you? you surely do so take the cue and just sit tight for a while just sit tight tonight and say goodnight the lonely late of night the thin fluorescent light it seems you've lost another day you try to take it back uncertain what you lack you still can't find the words to say why can't you reap what you sew? why can't you learn what you know is right for you? you surely do so take the cue and just sit tight for a while just sit tight for a while you'll be alright for a while so just sit tight tonight and say goodnight
6.
he says "daddy loves me some but momma loves me all" sometimes it takes him days to act his usual way when he's back at her place he says "can we move to Chicago? I promise I won't cry" she says he'll miss his dad but he says he won't be sad a blank expression on his face and how could she have seen this when she was twenty one nobody said a word and even if she'd heard no matter what they'd said she'd have kept and made his bed for as long as she could stand 'cuz it wasn't in her hands and three is twice the price for failing to play nice and back in 1980 was the story just the same when they sat me on the stairs and asked me if I cared that my dad was soon to go my brother can't remember how he would get confused about why we'd go to spend every first and third weekend with a man he didn't know and then came the succession of more unwanted men and I made it my task to tear away their masks 'cuz the way they'd dupe my mom with money and aplomb I just wish I'd been a man but I had such little hands and still I played the price for failing to play nice
7.
when I saw you standing on the stairs in his arms completely unaware that I'd come to send you on your way gift in hand I knew just what to say but how could I bare (look there's that guy back over there) his hands in your hair (the one with glasses and the hair) and how could I miss (I can't control what's in his mind) what could have been my kiss? (he'll take the hint I'm sure it's fine) don't know his name though I've seen him once or twice had no idea that you'd kiss him on the ice near the stop waiting for the train will he be here when you come back again? as I walk I stop to see the sights people shop the doors are decked in lights and this book the one I got to show you how I feel I'll leave it in the snow 'cuz how could I bare (look there's that guy back over there) his hands in your hair (the one with glasses and the hair) and how could I miss (I can't control what's in his mind) what could have been my kiss? (he'll take the hint I'm sure it's fine)
8.
the weather turned and your fear came back it settled into the shadows of your cul de sac and a turn for the worse is it always next? let's hope the whiplash that's coming doesn't break your neck and in the distant past was it just the same? do the experts know what's coming? is it a different game? you better watch your lip you better raise your guard always watch the latest headlines and thank your lucky stars you're still fine yeah you can't hide and you can't run the warning signs stole all your fun you sleep alive you're walking dead you can't shake the tremors from your head yeah you survive but you don't walk tall you wouldn't want to risk the fall you sit and watch the ticking clock until it stops you're out of luck as the light grows dim as the charts go red you stop to consider the canteen hidden beneath your bed should you fill it up? is it premature? and where on earth would you run to when it finally hits your front door? yeah you can't hide and you can't run the warning signs stole all your fun you sleep alive you're walking dead you can't shake the tremors from your head yeah you survive but you don't walk tall you wouldn't want to risk the fall you sit and watch the ticking clock until it stops you're out of luck
9.
you have a look that makes me want to yes when I see you there all I want to do is find a way to coax that subtle smile to stick around and maybe lift your body just a bit right off the ground 'cuz I see that there's a sadness in your eyes though I know that I can hardly sympathize and I can't pull the sun through a cloudy sky but too bad 'cuz I'm gonna have to try there was a night we were IMing so many times I couldn't keep from LOLTMing I knew that I was hooked when you said "good lord, Vincent Price!" and I tried to fire back with EMS tent flap advice it's cool you're so much better at this game and your wit puts all my feeble lines to shame and to think I can hang I must be high but too bad 'cuz I'm gonna have to try 'cuz you're the chatty bandit and I am so glad you've landed here on my shore when I was blue I know I might sound sappy but I wanna make you happy and so I wrote this song for you then at my show you had been drinkin' I sat beside you to see what you were thinkin' you said you liked my jacket and my brand new pair of pants and I went out on a limb to say you're sexy when you dance 'cuz I know how you've been made to feel before but to me you seem so easy to adore and I know these lines can't replace a guy but too bad 'cuz I'm gonna have to try 'cuz you're the chatty bandit and I am so glad you've landed here on my shore when I was blue I know I might sound sappy but I wanna make you happy and so I wrote this song for you some people might think that it's strange all the games that we arrange to keep us entertained but I really couldn't care yeah they can go ahead and stare when we're dancing in our cubes 'cuz you're the chatty bandit and I am so glad you've landed here on my shore when I was blue I know I might sound sappy but I wanna make you happy and so I wrote this song for you 'cuz you're the chatty bandit and I am so glad you've landed here on my shore when I was blue I know this might sound sappy but when you're near I'm happy and so I wrote this song for you
10.
07:35
float away winter put a rest to your test climb aboard summer a gentle breeze stirs the trees stay a while lover make me feel like I'm real turn your face to me let me know before you go why they don't know me like they should know me like they said they would and I don't mean it and they can't see it like I wish they could did you sail sister around the world clever girl as you span oceans locked by land not my plan and they don't know me like they should know me like they said they would and I don't mean it and they can't see it like I wish they could and I'm tired of being here fading to one with no purpose all surface coming undone did you hear father? they called my bluff I'm not so tough cut my chest open found a plan but not the man and I don't know me like I should know me like I thought I would and they don't mean it and I can't see it like I wish I could and I'm tired of being here fading to one with no purpose all surface coming undone
11.
when I've walked a mile or more in zig-zags from our front door my mind clears and finally slows the unending to and fro the sun melts the week-old snow there's nowhere we need to go so let's just shut off our phones together we'll be alone I know you I'll show you we'll steam it redeem it and now that I've found it won't you be mine? our days have most clearly changed each hour so prearranged but the scarcity of time to be shows me all the more you're dear to me I know you I'll show you we'll steam it redeem it and now that I've found it won't you be I know you I'll show you we'll steam it redeem it won't you be and now that I've found it won't you be won't you be won't you be mine?

about

"Everything hangs together, the anger and the angst, the love found and the love lost" - Jonathan Aird, Americana U.K.

"Proffers raw lyrics and bitter memories with aching honesty" - Pete Dulin, presentmagazine.com

"An essential download." - Aidan Williamson, Strangeglue

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released July 31, 2009

Jesse Kates : singing, guitars, piano, organ
Chad Toney : guitars, singing, ebow
Pat Padgett : bass, attitude
Daniel Torrence : drums, percussion, flanger

additional singing by Michelle Plaitis

flute tron and reverse vibro-slap by Steve Fisk

all songs written by Jesse Kates
arranged by The Sexy Accident

produced, engineered and mixed by Steve Fisk

mastering by John Golden
recorded at Black Lodge in Eudora, Kansas

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Jesse thanks Malcolm, Laurie, Kristen, Mark, Cindy, Russell, Brian, Jennifer and Chuck. Love always to Stephanie and Tobias.

Chad thanks God, Alicia, Brendan, Lillian, Mom, Dad, Chris Keith, Yamaha Guitars, Vox Amps and Diet Coke.

Pat thanks Mom (I miss you!), Dad, Chris, Jamie and everyone else who has supported him along the way.

Daniel thanks everyone who has supported his audacity in hoping for a life in music.

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Mercurial pop of brains and heart "driven by catchy melodies and smart, real-life lyric writing." (The Big Takeover)

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