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by Uh Oh

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Written, produced, and performed by Uh Oh
Drums recorded by David McInnis at Lucy's Pub
Everything else recorded by Uh Oh at Erik's house

Mixed and mastered by Jeremy Wurst at Coyote Face Recording

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released August 23, 2019

Uh Oh is:

Joe Champion - Guitar/Vocals
Mari Crisler - Guitar/Vocals
Jay Jacobson - Drums
Erik Trent - Bass

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Uh Oh Omaha, Nebraska

ROCK AND ROLL FROM OMAHA, NE

Members:

Joe Champion - Guitar, Vocals

Mari Crisler - Guitar, Vocals

Jay Jacobson - Drums

Erik Trent - Bass, Vocals
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Track Name: Whoa
I passed this dude out on the sidewalk today
With a hilarious grin plastered up on his face
He was all alone, but you'd never know
Just passing it along as he goes
Down the block
Not stopping to talk
But when he gets to the pass
He knows right where he's at
And walks on
Whoa
Track Name: Desperate
It's all the same
Slight my name
We all run off on a tightrope
A step too wide
On either side
A blast into the stratosphere
Throw your hand in mine

I can't hide my desperation no more
It's overtaking every trait
I wish I could explain the way I wish I was
I wish, I wish, I wait

I show my teeth
What's underneath
It never meant what I thought it did
So I walk alone
In the midnight drone
Cicada songs keep me company
And I tell myself that's fine

I can't hide my desperation no more
It's overtaking every trait
I wish I could explain the way I wish I was
I wish, I wish, I wait

I can't hide my desperation no more
I can't hide my desperation no more
I'm out of place and time, I'm afraid
I awoke and ended up this way
I can't hide my desperation no more
Track Name: Closer To Midnight
When the shadows hit the streetlights
There's no more time to hide
A couple showerbeers and records
To warm me up inside
Some hearts are steady as a drum
But mine's a tambourine
Oh it's a shaky sort of beat
But I believe that it's still evergreen

Closer to midnight
Short walk to Benson
Slip on the side streets, on muddy hands and knees
Does the promise remain?

I've grown too Irish for whiskey
I sometimes feel the loss
But I get sad and volatile enough without it
So I toss
Rocks at reflections in the water
With memories I don't quite recognize
Or want to keep around
That make me feel so totally alone

Closer to midnight
Short walk to Benson
Slip on the side streets, on muddy hands and knees
Does the promise remain?

I don't mess with cigarettes
But of course I'll come outside
My clothes might billow smoke tomorrow
But it's worth it just to talk a bit tonight
Track Name: Broken Record
I need a favor, I know you got me
Somebody turn off the static in my nervous system
It comes back over and over all day and every night
Over and over

I'm feeling thankful for all the people I love
I'm feeling lonely too, but it's just that time I guess
It's spinning circles, encircling til it's tight as a knot
Over and over

I don't believe a good friend needs to be hard to find
If I could see you all right now it would blow my goddamn mind
Carry it all along, we'll see between the stages
I can't seem to get used to it

Let's try to stay close together for some time
I'm always rambling on as if that changes anything
This broken record, this breaking apart is too much to take
Over and over

I don't believe a good friend needs to be hard to find
If I could see you all right now it would blow my goddamn mind
Carry it all along, we'll see between the stages
I can't seem to get used to it

Everybody wants so badly
The things we'll never get to have
We fumble around in the dark trying to find the ground
Then we all fall down

I don't believe a good friend needs to be hard to find
If I could see you all right now it would blow my goddamn mind
Carry it all along, we'll see between the stages
I can't seem to get used to it
Track Name: Hang On
We survive like it's something to hide
Hanging onto our pain, hanging onto our pride
Broken hearts stick around for the long haul
Give us comfort in the dark, give us elevated marks

I can feel this winter's gonna be a tough one
Hang on for the night, hang on for the night
I don't do too well out in the freezing cold
Hang on for the night, hang on for the night

My biggest fear - everybody disappears
I should have kept you around, I should have nailed everybody down
I felt the wind shaking me out of the wonder
We can keep it all together, we can all get a little better

I can feel this winter's gonna be a tough one
Hang on for the night, hang on for the night
I don't do too well out in the freezing cold
Hang on for the night, hang on for the night
Track Name: Time Zones
The time zone's expiration
Starts another round of deja vu
If we can keep the sun above
We just might make it out of the blue
The roads are black at midnight
Eyes are red and raw and open
We've all been spilled across the land
But we still pick each other up now and then

See you when it feels right
Do you know what it feels like?
Covering ground again
See you around to keep from sinking

It's only 8 hours from here to the mountains
We can stretch our money thin
Living out of gas stations, it's all ephemeral
But we can make anywhere our own
The sky is red and wide and open
It's all beautiful if you look close enough
We're all just visiting as strangers
In someone else's hometown

See you when it feels right
Do you know what it feels like?
Covering ground again
See you around to keep from sinking
Track Name: Tripping and Falling for You
Out on the porch
We can drink what we like
We can stay til the morning
Taking in lightning strikes
In my head
Nothing slows down much
In my Bulls lawn chair
Your eyes say, 'what's the rush?'

Hot bright lights and thunder
We can roll on through the night

I'd break all of my bones if I was left alone
I'd break all of my bones if I was left alone
Tripping and falling for you

Hard hearts these days
Overflowing and broken down
But these nights, through the rain
Through it all, we'll stick around

No reason to wonder
Let's just chalk this up to luck

I'd break all of my bones if I was left alone
I'd break all of my bones if I was left alone
Tripping and falling for you
Track Name: True Blue
I want to cut my hair and start all over
I want to buzz it down to show I'm serious
The closer to the skin, the easier to do it again
I want to stumble onto the place where I belong
I want to be surrounded by whoever's there
It's something from a dream
It's something I thought I had seen in another time

Oh, sometimes these days throw me around
Oh, I'll never know the way
Who can cut through?
I wanna be true blue

We get a little dizzy when we're all alone
I get the feeling I could use some air
I'll run til I fall to the floor to breath in deeper than ever before
I know that I'd be different without you
I know that maybe I should play it cool
But do you feel the same?
No artifice, no parlor games to play

Oh, sometimes these days throw me around
Oh, I'll never know the way
Who can cut through?
I wanna be true blue
Track Name: If You See Me
If we're ever made to part
I hope that you can find me
I'll be there waiting after dark
Some cans across a frayed string

Fading faster

If you see me in your dreams
Don't run away from in-between
Kiss me then, don't disappear
I'm out of place away from here

All those things I wished I said
Just whispers now to find you
So tell me, when you rest your head
Do you see me clearly too?

Squeeze my hand tight
Until daylight

If you see me in your dreams
Don't run away from in-between
Kiss me then, don't disappear
I'm out of place away from here
Track Name: We'll Laugh Again
The face of my love
Holds a smile
What holds me up melts down once in awhile
The voice of time
Whispers hello
Too far behind, I'm blind in the afterglow

Can we ever get it back again?

We'll laugh again
Are you real?
I'm trying to shake this poison ache I feel
The knot in my throat
Too comfortable
Can't die without a fight, dyed in the wool

Can we ever get it back again?

Can we ever get it back again?
We lost it all, been scattered out into the wind
Chase it down
Reaching out
We're throwing out the last disguise
To see ourselves again with our open eyes
Never again as strangers

I'll run away to where you are
I'll run away to where you are
Farewell my friend
To the stories we tell
That no one else would begin
To believe
In the end
In the end




Can we ever get it back again?
We lost it all, been scattered out into the wind
Chase it down
Reaching out
We're throwing out the last disguise
To see ourselves again with our open eyes
Never again as strangers

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