Getaway Car

by Clinton Curtis

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Getaway Car is the third release from New York City rocker Clinton Curtis. Recorded in just three days the album features the sound of a dynamic and impassioned rock and roll band that rambles through a massive spectrum of new American music from hard rock to tender modern folk. Recorded in one room live to tape, Getaway Car feels intimate, honest and direct. Curtis’ most personal album, these thirteen songs tackle love, loss and a dream of redemption in a suffocating modern world.

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released October 21, 2016

All songs written by Clinton Curtis
Produced by Clinton Curtis and Matt Stine
Engineered by Charles Burst at Seaside Lounge Studios, Brooklyn NY
Mixed by Matt Stine, 27 Sound Entertainment
Mastered by Oscar Zambrano, Zampol Productions


Clinton Curtis: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Vocals
Gray Reinhard: Electric Guitar, Piano, Hammond Organ, Melodica, Vocals
Justin Goldner: Bass, Guitarron, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mandolin
Tom Curiano: Drums
Matt Stine: Electric Guitar, Theremin
Grace Mclean: Additional Vocals
Blaire Reinhard: Additional Vocals


Special Thanks: Libby Curtis, Liana Stampur, Corina Bea Curtis, Desmond Sullivan

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Track Name: Wounded City Night
Wounded City Night


well you can feel it on those fired up

sweaty back, race track summer nights

when the bodega boy rips a fire hydrant open

oh lord what a sight



puts a greasy rainbow

in an ashtray sky

a jeve fuck you finger

wearing a big, gold indian ring



uptown baby

running from the crown

a beers a dollar fifty

and you slam your dominoes down

uptown I’m gonna learn to love you right

and we will know just who we are

in the wounded city night



well this old tin can

looks less and less like the isle of man

take what you darlin, while were young

while we can

they sold the arch down in the square

the king he drew his big, thick line in the sand



but the rats and roaches

always win the greasy day

so raise your fuckin glasses

for the dirtbags and the masses

for now i’m gonna have to up and haul my proud poor yankee ass…



Uptown baby

running from the crown

a beers a dollar fifty

and you slam your dominoes down

uptown I’m gonna learn to love you right

and we will know just who we are

in the wounded city night



Billymark he closed his drunken doors today

they drove him out to keep them rock and roll types far away

where will the powder girls blow

where will the chippy boys go?



go down to Charleston, South Carolina

get a shrimp in your bloody mary cocktail drink



go to Nashville, somewhere in Tennessee

it’s a little cute out there baby, for you and me

don’t you think?



the mission bell still rings in San Francisco

but the streets are paved with solid gold



go on down to Juarez City

you never have to worry but going out or growing old



uptown baby

running from the crown

a beers a dollar fifty

and you slam your dominoes down

uptown

I’m gonna learn to love you right

and we will know just who we are

in the wounded city night
Track Name: Red Moon
Red Moon

million dollar baptist eyes

could not hide your sad disguise

red moon longs to shine it’s light on you



tell your mama, tell your pa

I will take you very far

real soon got to throw my love on you



red moon

burning down the highway’s end

red moon

put your hand right here my friend

it’s along run gunning

but honey I can see it your eyes

engines running

there’s a red moon coming



used to run with chippy types

kept it cookin Friday nights

no fog ever lifts me like you do



only need that summer dress

where we’re going, maybe less

red moon, never could it set on you



red moon

rising down the highways end

red moon

put your hand right here my friend

it’s along run gunning

but honey I can see it your eyes

engines running

there’s a red moon coming

i can see it in your eyes

red moon coming





tell your mama that we’re leaving

let her know we sail today



tell your mama that we’re leaving

let it go

let it fade away in time

I ain’t leaving from this door

till i have you by my side
Track Name: Back To Yours
Back to Yours


It took a lot of nerve to come

took a lot of strength to go

and all the joy that we could find

seeking all we didn't know

and we played our songs till dawn

and we hung it on the line

now you run on back to yours and I to mine



our chance may never come again

paths may never quite entwine

you'll think about it now and then

when our satellites align

I may never once again

fill your glass with harvest wine

when you run on back to yours

and I to mine



every word you said

every touch you left

burns a little hole

don't look at me like that



time can leave you mad

time can break your bones

time can turn your heart

look at me



every single word you said

is a tattoo on my mind

all my colors have turned red

and I'm reckless, flying blind

all I’d ever need is you

if i could ever stop the time

now you run on back to yours

and I to mine
Track Name: Getaway Car
Getaway Car


when we met girl

hot grease and water

a senator’s daughter

a country boy faking



you bought us a cab home

the driver was screaming

no way we were leaving

take the longest way home

never been home



you come like a getaway car

pull me out from where ever we are, running

don’t let me run outta road babe

where I can’t get back

don’t let me run out of road.



I don’t know from gold dust

i was built outta saw dust

don’t know what I trust

that’s all that I know



I know that you have

a love that’s like lightening

hits me so hard it’s frightening

leaves me sober again babe

can’t remember quite when babe



you come like a getaway car

pull me out from where ever we are, running

don’t let me run outta road babe

where I can’t get back

don’t let me run out of road.



Everglades City

doin thirty five over

no one out to move over

the mosquitos are sleeping



and what’ll we do babe

when we get to the ending

of this road we’ve been bending

where we started again?
Track Name: When I Didn't Think About Her
When I Didn’t Think About Her


there may have been a time

when i did not think about her

when i kept an idle mind

and my heart wasn’t fixed on what to bring her



there may have been a time

when I did not think about her

when i held my brothers’ lives

in the heart of my two hands

on the wild, wide Shoshone river



I believe there was a time

when i did not think about her

and it came at such a price

one and one fifth liters



and when I came around

all my inner space was outer

I believe that was a time

when i blackened out my mind

and I did not , did not, did not think about her



I am told there was a time

when i didn’t think about her

a child in the womb, sublime

a heart too soft to shatter



but I know that’s a lie

as I know her holy canyon eyes

my love is just as raging

my love is just as ancient

as the wild, wide Shoshone river
Track Name: Two Souls Alike
Two Souls Alike


you were kissing the rain

all painted with pain

and the sky was bowing to morning



the boardwalk was flames

the calliope strains

were weeping for dreaming



what's a sweetheart in flight

doing tracing the night

in a city so starving and yearning ?



so movings your tune

Carolina by noon

but there's still hours for learning



somewhere between springtime and autumn

sou were the north

I was the bottom

and much in between

and So it would seem

we are two souls alike in dreaming



wrong places wrong times

wrong faces wrong lines

have followed us since we've been breathing



always pulling away

another town another day

always loving and leaving



somewhere between springtime and autumn

sou were the north

I was the bottom

snd much in between

snd so it would seem

we are two souls alike in dreaming



I was walking down main

rearranging my aim

and your poster was hanging the marquis



and the lines in your face

still perfectly placed

and your guitar was beaming



somewhere between springtime and autumn

you were the north

I was the bottom

and much in between

and so it would seem

we are two souls alike in dreaming
Track Name: Queens Of The Gully
Queens of the Gully



the queens of the gully

in the city of kings

hustling for poppers and plastic rings

don’t show their faces in constant spring

the queens of the gully

in the city of kings



so Sad to say boys

she’s on her way

won’t come back before judgement day

gone to the whipping post heard them say

so sad to say boys she’s on her way



went to the party

in her high cut dress

her cover got blown by one knew best

left with a bully knife in her chest

went to the party in her high cut dress



we kissed the queens goodbye

the cargo hold was cold but dry



the queens of the gully in the county of kings

hustling for poppers and plastic rings

far from the places where others swing

the queens of the gully in the county of kings
Track Name: Calm Before The Bomb
Calm Before the Bomb

I paid my ransom

I hit the floor

my shoes were shining like a devil at your door

I gave you forty

you wanted more

we drop the killers by the dozens and you change how we keep the score


soldier, did you misplace your place?

did you leave it back at home on your mama’s door?

you're just muscle and bone now

air in the brain

pain is just something that you used to know


the calm before the bomb

as life goes on mundane and slow

you feel your in control

in the calm before the bomb



you didn’t see it

you step in line

you didn't hear you it

you step in time on the dotted line

didn’t feel it

you step in line

you won’t even care to notice when the medicine bathes your spine


leaders, your bleeding empty seed

with your hand upon the shoulders of our faceless, wasted youth

truth, one of your golden words

you polish golden turds

you see the plane from your throne, but you know they can’t be heard


I got my sharp

I got my kit

I got a pocket full of foggy for the fun of it

I got some quiet

I got some peace

I got nothing but air hanging beneath my knees

i got my right hand

it’s working well

I got a big slice of heaven to forget this hell

I know that one day

but not today

I’m gonna have a little party and just fade it away

the calm before the bomb

as life goes on mundane and slow

you feel your in control

in the calm before the bomb

as life goes on

mundane and slow
Track Name: Every Way You Come
Every Way You Come


I won’t tell you

to dry your weeping eye

when were living

in the dark all the time



i won’t tell you

to lift your little chin

when my own loving heart

is doing itself in



But I’ll know that moment

we’ll walk in the sun



I’ll take you black out

i’ll take you white hot

i’ll take you every way you come

I’ll take you black out

i’ll take you white hot

i’ll take you every way you come



you had a lover

became a friend

gonna keep you living safe

keep you clean until the end



and he told you

love was two become one

so tell me loving darlin

who did you become?



i’ll know that moment

we’ll walk in the sun



I’ll take you black out

i’ll take you white hot

i’ll take you every way you come

I’ll take you black out

i’ll take you white hot

i’ll take you every way you come





I’m just what the doctor ordered

no contact with the sun

love shall be made twice a day

three times on sunday so we can know that we’ve won
Track Name: More Miles Ahead Of Us
More Miles Ahead of Us


she’s gone out on roads again

those lonesome old one-nighter trips that never end

those high school dreams

playing modern radio records

making all them skinny little baby girls scream



I’m just sitting here counting cars

from one or another wounded junk-sick seaside bars

lonesome as a tree

thinking somewhere between rome and tupelo

one of them she’s singing on might be me



we don’t know

how to slow these wheels of time

we don’t know

how to hide these ancient eyes

darkening lines

come home love

there’s more miles ahead of us than behind.



I hung my hat on this old guitar

we make it out on a friday night on the Via la Mar

my hometown scenes

folks come to dance and watch the dying sun

all the songs we wrote for everyone’s dreams



we don’t know

how to slow these wheels of time

we don’t know

how to hide these ancient eyes

darkening lines

Come home love

while there’s more miles ahead of us than behind.
Track Name: Wild Aurora
Wild Aurora


we met upon the silver road

a million miles out from my home

she told me she was rock and roll

i told her I was broken soul

she said honey, can't you see I know ?



she didn't wear no diamond ring

I didn't ask her anything

just to tell me all her pain

all her joys and back again



she left before the lights came down

one foot always in tomorrow's town

i felt like she had took away

a loving part of me that day

i told her so



does he know

shes a wild aurora burning in our midst?

does he treat her like

the loving angel the weeping world knows she is?

when she pours her drink too long

can he lay her easy down

with a simple loving song?



we crossed again down Florence way

her smile had all but run away

how’d you forget to show her teeth

and all your hiding underneath?

she said honey, I can see you know



she calls me daddy with a bourbon grin

calls me baby when she's drinking gin

when she doesn't drink at all

weeks go by and she don’t call



does he know

shes a wild aurora burning in our midst?

does he treat her like

the loving angel the weeping world knows she is?

when she pours her drink too long

can he lay her easy down

with a simple loving song?



they tell me that this life is long

and no one knows what's going on

except the rags of growin old

oldest story can’t be sold







lord I know

she’s a wild aurora burning in our midst

i would treat her like

the loving angel the weeping world knows she is

when she pours her drink a little long

I could lay her easy down

with a simple loving song
Track Name: She Brought The Spring
She Brought the Spring


she brought the spring

I knew that she would

without a fight

she turned my cold heart good

she brought the spring

I knew that she would



she brought the flowers

in her hair

gobbled up my cares

no blues nowhere

she brought the flowers

in her hair



sure enough

time will have it’s way

graduation day

summer jobs

meet my boyfriend…



she brought the song

across the deadly sea

a sweet, simple tune

she pulled it out of me

she brought her song

across the cruel cold sea



sure enough

time it moves along

I’ll be done and gone

make a song

carry on





she brought the spring

right on time

she took my heart

all down the line

she brought the spring

right on time
Track Name: With The Radio On
With the Radio On


lord let me die with the radio on

an old rusty station a calvary song

i wouldn’t feel no pain

if that old song kept playing

auld lang syne what a way to go

behind the wheel in the late year snow



lord let me die in a mercedes benz

an old 57 with rusted out ends

white walls have faded black

fine leather starts to crack

keep keeping time till the ghost ascends

lord let me die in a mercedes benz



I knew a man, drove out his mind

playing the same old song 10,000 times

was caravan, by van the man

and I won’t go out like that



lord let me die with the radio on

don’t care which station, don’t care which song

i wouldn’t feel no pain

back in your arms again

do what you will with me when I’m gone

lord let me die with the radio on.