City Streets

by Bacon & Beer

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

1.
2.
03:17
3.
04:38
4.
5.
03:52
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
03:53
12.
04:42

credits

released January 4, 2014

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Bacon & Beer Oakland, California

I'm a nomad at heart, always have wheels for roaming. My music fuels my wheels and my wheels fuel my song. It's one big never ending machine of life.

contact / help

Contact Bacon & Beer

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Don't Look Back
A little rain and we're running for shelter
A little sun and we hide in the shade
A little time to read the cards that been dealt us
A little time to know what's been played

Gone are the days of dancing in summer
Bundle up the wind's getting cold
Stay inside playing cards by the fire
Know when to draw, don't know when to fold

Don't turn around, keep walking
Don't turn around, don't look back
Don't turn around, keep walking
Don't turn around, don't look back
Don't turn around, keep walking
Don't turn around, don't look back
Don't turn around, keep walking
Don't turn around, don't look back

The stars tell me that I am a ram
But I'm stubborn as an ass sometimes
I don't mean it but I am what I am
Maybe I can get it right next time

Don't turn around, keep walking
Don't turn around, don't look back
Don't turn around, keep walking
Don't turn around, don't look back
Don't turn around, keep walking
Don't turn around, don't look back
Don't turn around, keep walking
Don't turn around....
Track Name: No Defeat
Come to me
With words unclear
Sit for hours, whisper worries in my ear
Drive for hours and it seems you never steer
All these hours that we build upon the fear
That we'll never make it out of here

Slow you down
Take a seat
Rest your body, take your boots off of your feet
Need nobody when the rest is all complete
There's nobody left who's new for you to meet
But you'll never hear me claim defeat

Come to me
With words unclear
Sit for hours, whisper worries in my ear
Drive for hours and it seems you never steer
All these hours that we build upon the fear
That we'll never make it out of here
Track Name: Hurricane
She's the Joan of her time
Cleopatra's got nothin' on her
She spends most of her time
Tryin' to kill me, for that I am sure
I ain't never been more ready to go
Before now take my word
I ain;t never been more ready to write ths
And let it be heard

The carnival was over
The balloons all fell down to the floor
It cannot get any warmer
But you find that you're beggin' for more
Through the open window you hear Waverly
Screams in the night
As you lie there blind in the dark
And wait for first light

She'll praise you like a god
Then she chops off your hand like a thief
But by the end of it all
You find yourself down on your knees
Cause you know that the pain is all hers
All the anger and grief
And you know that patience is a hurricane's
Only relief

The Hurricane stormed out the car
In the middle of the street
Screaming bloody murder
And she's got no shoes on her feet
"I don't ever wanna see you again
Shut your mouth, give me the key"
Then she hopped into the first cab she saw
.....And now I am free
Track Name: Over The Wall
Oh I'll search till my eyes go blind
Grope in the dark till my hands go numb
Like a bum tryin' to find him a dime
Down in the penniless gutters he come from

Well you caught me in a rut
'Tween some stages of regret
I'm confused and don't know of what
Oh cause they won't let me find out quite yet

Darling hold on cause I'm close to the edge
And weary that I might fall
Darling hold on cause I'm lost in my head
And my mind's gone over the wall

As we were leaving you caught my eye
Oh quite a few times I'll admit I was shy
By the fifth time I finally said hi
And we walked off an hour or so in the night

Well you came from a north country far
Just to see your first cable car
And to hear ol' Pete play his guitar
Singing one more time Who I am, Who we are

Darling hold on cause I'm close to the edge
And weary that I might fall
Darling hold on cause I'm lost in my head
And my mind's gone over the wall
Track Name: New Bait
Tell me that my bait's saying Let's be friends
But I'd rather that you'd be there holding my hand
Cast another line with a worm rubber band
And I pray that next time that my fish understands

I head upstream another mile or so
Cause that's where all the warmer fishes go
To cool of in the slowly melting snow
That's where I'll find my fish this I know

Early in the morning with my rod in my hand
Gonna try a new bait, different color rubber band
Something that says I'm not lookin' for a friend
just tryin' to find a fish with a tender loving hand

I head upstream another mile or so
Cause that's where all the warmer fishes go
To cool of in the slowly melting snow
That's where I'll find my fish this I know
Track Name: Rosie's Last Flight
Solitude upon a park bench
He gazes up at the clouds
Spending all his time in the sky
It's hard to keep his feet on the ground
Maybe he should stop asking why
And start to try to find out how
The door will open when he twists the knob
But in the room he's still not allowed

Old man come and sit down next to him
And say "hey Jim, why the disguise?
You put on as if you don't give a damn
To wait like I am, it's all a pack of lies
I see it slowly eating up at your soul
You ain't quite been whole I see it in your eyes
You ain't wrong to sit and wait like you do
Let it come find you,
Until then the sun will still rise...

I picked up my head
Because I fell down again
I had too many last night
Can't seem to tell myself when
"Oh we're done for" she cried
"They're gonna come for us all
It's all my fault, can't you see
Won't you just let me fall"
Calm your nerves crazy child
Don't you see you are wrong
It doesn't matter to me
It's all lines from the same song
But she climbed to the roof
In the dead of the night
They came as fast as they could
But Rosie took her last flight
Track Name: Ballad of Now (greasy, young & poor)
Got a train
Gotta catch it on time
Take it back to the city
Where the sun doesn't shine
Let the clouds
Cover up all my sense of time
Forget what's done
And what's to come
For today we're still alive

Packed my bags
I'm headin' out the door
Dressed in rags
I'm greasy, young and poor
I'm leavin'
This dreadful town once more
I'm not comin' back
I hit the track
For today's an open door
Track Name: Golden Airplanes
You know everyone I know
You know everyone I don't
I got nothing to show you my dear
I got only to know you my dear
So I'll know you awhile
Oh for awhile

You know him, her, the rest
But only the best
It's always a festival here
You're so damn combustible dear
What I mean's you're on fire
Honey, you're on fire

But when you're burning so hot
I'm gettin' scared to touch you
Whether you like it or not
Got half a mind to get you
Well now you got your ticket
I'm gonna get two
Cause you're not goin' alone
I'm gonna wanna come with you

Gold airplanes on your face
And your hair tied in lace
Pulled back short so adorable
I'm not quite sure if you're affordable
But I'll go broke for awhile
Honey, for awhile

But when you're burning so hot
I'm gettin' scared to touch you
Whether you like it or not
Got half a mind to get you
Well now you got your ticket
I'm gonna get two
Cause you're not goin' alone
I'm gonna wanna come with you
Track Name: Leaves, Shells & Throwing Stones
When first I started walking
Didn't know I had already begun
Searching for an answer calling
Waiting on the other side of the sun
When first I started talking
Didn't know a song but I had sung
I'd sung for my supper
Long ago before, when I was young

When the leaf falls off the tree
It don't care if the wind blows or no
And if it blows it rides for free
With ne'er a care of where it goes
And if the stone tumbles in the water
Doesn't get picked up and tossed again
It gets deep buried down under
Back in the earth where it began

Like my father told me you've got to
Grow your skin don't let it show
Even if it comes to be
You're out in the cold with nowhere to go
I've come to know my shell
So well, I've come to call it home
And even though I must be leaving
I'm takin' it with me when I go
Track Name: Prolonged Goodbyes
She walked into the room
Like a goddess from Italy or Greece
One look around and
She's got every man on his knees
She knows just what to do to please
She knows just what everybody needs
She knows, yes she knows, yes she knows what she sees
And that night she saw me

She took a long goodbye in the car
But no one complained
And nobody took things too far
Cause I'll see her again
Take just a little to help ease the pain
Another riddle, another fun little game
But you know, yes you know this time won't be the same
You're gonn' remember her name
Track Name: Pamela
We drown our minds
In a sea of wine
Making promises to
Pass the time
Strands of stars that
Light the sky
As I lie with you and
I close my eyes

But unconsciousness is so far away
And subconscious minds are here to stay
Child games that we all play
To pass the night and wait for day

Her bright red fire that
Melts the ice
That numbed the blisters
In my head
And warmed my thoughts
Of a paradise
As I lie on the beaches
Of your bead

But unconsciousness is so far away
And subconscious minds are here to stay
Child games that we all play
To pass the night and wait for day
Track Name: Portland
It seem that lately
I've grown a little bit tired
Got a little too comfortable
Spent a little too much time
In one place and now
It's crept up from behind
In the rear view mirror
I see my troubled mind

Once your city streets
Gave me peace and calm
Once your fog and lights
Helped to keep me warm
Once the windy nights
Blew away all wrong
But now I find I search
For shelter from the storm

But every now and then
You'll check the map
And take a glance at the road
Just to see
How much farther to go
Maybe
We missed our turn long ago
Oh how would you know

And so I turn my eyes
North, up the coast
Out of California
Where I've been the most
Maybe Portland will prove
To be a more generous host
In the fog it's easy
To hide a ghost

But every now and then
You'll check the map
And take a glance at the road
Just to see
How much farther to go
Maybe
We missed our turn long ago
Oh how would you know

It seems that lately
I can't make up my mind
Did I hop on the train
At the wrong stop this time
But there's no getting off
So I'll sit down and unwind
'Till I get to Portland
And I'm free from your kind

You're just a friend that's kind

But every now and then
You'll check the map
And take a glance at the road
Just to see
How much farther to go
Maybe
We missed our turn long ago
Oh how would you know