Getaway Car

by Clinton Curtis

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1.
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
2.
Red Moon 04:06
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
3.
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
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Getaway Car 04:33
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?
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
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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
10.
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.
11.
Wild Aurora 04:05
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
12.
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
13.
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.

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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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I am a NYC-Based Songwriter, Recording Artist, and Performer.

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