Uptown, Alive and Well

by Dirty Water Dogs

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Gunhill Road 03:34
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There's a space on my upper arm dedicated to a lady of special charm I'm so proud of her, she's the one for me That's why I put her name there for all to see In my cutoff teeshirt, I'm styling My baby's happy and she is smiling She's one in a hundred she's quite a find But what'll I do about the other ninety nine I got a temporary tattoo and it says Peggy Sue and in a day or two it may say Suzie Q Marie Marie and Mary Lou each has had their due soon I'll be making room for you on my temporary tattoo Time after time I've been through it Looked in the mirror and I drew it Roll up my sleeve to give you a peek Just might keep this one for a week Romeo lover, I've been it I got a little black book with all the names in it Who is next there's no telling Just make sure I got the right spelling I got a temporary tattoo and it says Peggy Sue and in a day or two it may say Suzie Q Marie Marie and Mary Lou each has had their due soon I'll be making room for you on my temporary tattoo
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Your Lips 03:26
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A blade of grass under a tree He looks up ands says,"That's what I want to be" He spends his days reaching for the sky He spends his nights dreaming he's that high If he could, he would say I don't know another way Anointed with fire, baptized in rain A sound in my head like an oncoming train Into this world a stranger I came Anointed with fire, baptized in rain A little wheel with a heavy load Takes a lot of turns on a long road Sometimes he pushes sometimes he tows But that road he's on is all he knows If he could, he would say I don't know another way Anointed with fire, baptized in rain A sound in my head like an oncoming train Into this world a stranger I came Anointed with fire, baptized in rain A tiny star in the night Can't outshine the moon, try as he might The dawn has come, the sun it rose The star fades away out of habit I suppose If he could, he would say I don't know another way Anointed with fire, baptized in rain A sound in my head like an oncoming train Into this world a stranger I came Anointed with fire, baptized in rain Into this world a stranger I came Anointed with fire, baptized in rain
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I want a fish on the line, grapes on the vine Shine at the still and millet at the mill I want a blond on each arm, another on the farm I've got hopes and dreams but all I get it seems is a whole lotta nothin' Huffin' and a puffin' Swearin' and a cussing' 'bout a whole lotta nothin' I wanna pink Cadillac, color TV in the back I want a house on the hill where I can eat my fill I want a suit made by Nudie A lot of rhinestones on my booty A big Stetson hat, but instead of all that I get a whole lotta nothin' Huffin' and a puffin' Swearin' and a cussing' 'bout a whole lotta nothin' In the long dark night I seem to have lost sight that all I'll ever need I have already got Now the sun's coming up hot coffee in my cup As it turns out all I was worrying about, it was a whole lotta nothing' Huffin' and a puffin' Swearin' and a cussing' 'bout a whole lotta nothin' Huffin' and a puffin' Swearin' and a cussing' 'bout a whole lotta nothin'
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'm old enough to know better, too young to care I've seen the worst and I', nine the worse for wear Walked a thousand miles and my soles are wearing thin I'm still in pretty good shape for the shape I'm in My skin is showing through where there used to be hair Other parts are fuzzy that used to be bare Everyday there's a little more grey on my chin I'm still in pretty good shape for the shape I'm in Don't call me a cab I ain't ready to leave I've still got a few tricks up my sleeve I'm still in the game, not ready to fold, cause I'm Too young, too young, too young to be old I'm not fat but I'm not skinny no more Everyday everything gets closer to the floor I'm deaf in one ear and my eyesight's getting dim I'm still in pretty good shape for the shape I'm in Don't call me a cab I ain't ready to leave I've still got a few tricks up my sleeve I'm still in the game, not ready to fold, cause I'm Too young, too young, too young to be old I'm not fat but I'm not skinny no more Everyday everything gets closer to the floor Given the chance I'd do it all over again I'm still in pretty good shape for the shape I'm in
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released March 6, 2012

Neil Thomas: accordion, keyboards, vocals
Homeboy Steve: guitar, vocals
Skip Ward: bass
Bruce Martin: drums, percussion, guitar, accordion, keyboards, vocals
w/Joe Flood: fiddle
Produced by Dirty Water Dogs
Recorded and mixed at Mon Bijou
Mastered by Scott Anthony at The Viewing Room

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Dirty Water Dogs New York, New York

Dirty Water Dogs are somewhat of a roots rock supergroup, performing a unique mix of rollicking zydeco, blues, cajun, funk and heartfelt originals.
With Neil Thomas on accordion/vocals, Homeboy Steve on guitar/vocals, Skip Ward (Tony Trishka, Phoebe Snow, Rosanne Cash) on bass/vocals and Bruce Martin (Tom Tom Club) on drums/vocals, Dirty Water Dogs are sure to d-d-d-d-do it !
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