4 Chords And A Damn Lie

by PK Gregory

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released June 22, 2015

Recorded at Franken-Trailer Ranch and Afton Seekins' Dad's Man Cave. Mixed in Robin's Van. Mastered at Yes Master Studios. All songs written by PK Gregory. All sounds produced by PK Gregory, except for background vocals on tracks 2 and 7 by Austin based singer/songwriter Daisy O'Connor. Thanks, Daisy! This recording ©2015 Genuine Butter Music/ASCAP. All Rights Reserved ya know.

Cover design: Jorrit Int Veld. Cover photo: Robin Dean Salmon. Snacks: Kim and Kelly Seekins. Button Wrangler and Chief Earchitect: Robin Dean Salmon. Inappropriate, Poorly-Timed Squallin': Neighborhood critters. Friendship and inspiration: Robin - thank you for your time, ears, laughs, support, and heroic talent. Not to mention a good talking-to. Also thanks to Afton, Jorrit and Giselle, Coco, Brother Machoo, Phil, Veronica, my own Zombie Killin' River, little Zevon, and lastly but not leastly - Erin. You are easily the best girlfriend I've ever married!

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PK Gregory Cottonwood, Arizona

Combine a wickedly iconoclastic songwriting bent with country-blues fingerstyle guitar, harp, vocals, and foot percussion, and you've got a whole new conversation. Call it Honkabilly Blues, a deviously intelligent cross-breed of honky-tonk, blues, and folk, with a rockabilly edge. ... more

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Track Name: The Gates Of Hell Are Open Wide
I was ten when the twister came and took my uncle Lee
now I'm twenty-five and I'm still alive
but I know it's coming back for me
when I was nineteen a girl tore my heart out
and now my blood's all wrong
but I won't waste time living in the past, I'm just trying to get along
'cause you know

The gates of Hell are open wide
old Scratch don't mind if you wanna take a look around inside
don't waste your life on envy and pride
'cause the gates of Hell are open wide

I never fed at the breast of my momma
I was raised on dust and weeds
in the red-dirt flatlands of Oklahoma I learned how to fight and bleed
some folks call me a dirty redneck
but mostly they don't call
'cause it seems they're too busy driving their Hummers
on down to the mall

(chorus)
Track Name: Famous
I wake up at the crack of noon just because I can
live my life like a rock star, baby - it’s just who I am
I go down to get my coffee
check the fridge for paparazzi
I live just like you if you were me
don’t be a hater

Making love to the public eye, they can’t get their fill
they all swoon when I make my move and go in for the kill
I was born for glory baby
girls all want to have my baby
everybody wants a piece of me

I’m famous, I’m a big shot
you don’t like me? Well guess what
I’m famous and you’re not
you can’t hide your lameness
‘cause you’re not famous
like me

My girlfriends all hate each other, they don’t understand
I ain't got no time to argue, I’m a busy man
neighbors hate the way I drive
they don’t like the way I live my life
they just can’t control their jealousy
don’t they know

I’m famous, I’m a big shot
you don’t like me? Well guess what
I’ve got moxie, I’m a millionaire
takes ten people just to do my hair
‘cause I’m famous, I’m a fat cat
you wish you were me? well I get that
‘cause I’m famous and you’re not
you can’t hide your lameness
‘cause you’re not famous
I’m dangerous ‘cause I’m so famous
that’s me
Track Name: Zombie Killin' Girl
She left Broken Arrow with nothing but a smile
and a rainbow hanging from her radio dial
saw a wheel inside a wheel, and she put that pedal down
watched the fires in the rearview mirror burning out
riding shotgun is a shotgun and a big box of shells
if they come for her again she’s gonna blow them back to hell

Just like a stone-chillin’, Zombie-Killin’ Girl

She rolls down the window and rolls a cigarette
scrapes the dried blood off the past she can’t forget
well it started back some years ago, when she was just fifteen
and her brother started acting kind of strange and mean
yeah it’s hard to pull the trigger on someone that you know
but when those walls close in, you know someone’s got to go

and you’re a brain drillin’, stone-cold chillin’
blood-and-guts and spinal-fluid-spillin’
Zombie Killin’ Girl

Next it was her sister who made a mom fondue
then her dad came home for dinner, brought the neighbors too
and it just spread like wild fire, infected the whole town
everyone started mumbling and stumblin’ around
well she had a man she loved, but those bastards got him too
so she had to kill them all, what else a good girl to do?

when you’re a brain drillin’, stone-cold chillin’
blood-and-guts and spinal-fluid-spillin’
Zombie Killin’ Girl
yeah a free-wheelin’, blood-on-the-ceiling,
sharp blow to the brain stem dealin’
Zombie Killin’ Girl

She’s got dreams in her heart
and a nightmare runnin’ those blues away
she’s got brains in her head
yeah and that’s right where they’re gonna stay

She’s a brain drillin’, stone-cold chillin’
blood-and-guts and spinal-fluid-spillin’
point-blank romancin’ girl
yeah a free-wheelin’, blood-on-the-ceiling,
sharp blow to the brain stem dealin’
Zombie Killin’ Girl

She’s a head trauma, gun-totin’ mama,
no mercy bloodbath-o-rama,
juke-joint showdown girl
yeah, a lead-schlepping, two-steppin’
long walks on the beach with a weapon
Zombie Killin’ Girl

she’s my Zombie Killin’ Girl
Zombie Killin’ Girl
Track Name: The Starlite Motel
Can I cover you with honey, and love you tonight
Can I play with your bunny in the romantic light from the TV
down at the Starlight Motel
you know I sure want to kiss you and lick on your face
and I’m sure gonna miss you when you’re off someplace
with some other guy, with another sad story to tell

And I know that this love sure as shit won’t be free
but I get so excited thinking of what it will be
and I know that to you I’m just another hard sell
but I know your weakness
down at the Starlight Motel

Well you know I’m a man now, I never got far
I got my share of misery, and I got a few scars
can you kiss them? And then piss on my chest (it’s just a request)
well my old man had problems, he never was much fun
he beat me and my mama but he left me this gun - it’s not loaded
so don’t look so distressed

And I know that this love sure as shit won’t be free
but I get so excited thinking of what it will be
and I know that to you I’m just another hard sell
but I got you tied up
down at the Starlight Motel (just for a little while)

If the manager comes knockin’, we’ll have to keep quiet
but it’s hard to stop squealing when you hold me tight
just me and my baby, some mustard and rope
and we got more hardcore porn than the Pope

If you want to know my problem, I’m not gonna lie
if you’re looking for trouble, I got a supply
but I’m sympathetic, I got feelings and shit
so if I make you squirm, and I make you scream
I’m never gonna hurt you, baby - I’ll never be mean
‘cause I know you’ve got a heart too, right there under your tits

And I know that this love sure as shit won’t be free
but I get so excited thinking of what it will be
and I know that to you I’m just another hard sell
yeah but I know your weakness
and you know mine - and all my little secrets
down at the Starlight Motel
Track Name: No Regrets
When I was ten, I gave up drinking
turned away from hard luck and sin
Now I’m thirteen and I’m stinkin’
whiskey and the women got the best of me again

And I’m pretty sure I’ll live forever
long as mom and dad pay off my debts
until the grand old age of twenty-one
I’ll be drinkin’ whiskey and havin’ fun
and I’ll look back on my teens with no regrets

Other kid’s folks say I’m a bad potato
but they don’t know my vichyssoise
another thing they don’t know is me and their daughter
just did a couple lines of coke off the floor of their garage

And I’m pretty sure I’ll live forever
long as mom and dad pay off my debts
and ‘til the grand old age of twenty-one
I’ll be drinkin’ whiskey and havin’ fun
and I’ll look back on my teens with no regrets

And you may think I’m a real bad kid
but I’m just doing the things you wanted to do
but never did

I don’t care about the future (what’s that?)
I was just a baby in the past
I was raised on malted liquor (he was bottle-fed!)
corn dogs and California grass

And I’m pretty sure I’ll live forever
long as mom and dad pay off my debts
and ‘til the fine old age of twenty-one
I’ll be drinkin’ whiskey and havin’ fun
and I’ll look back on my teens with no regrets
Track Name: Sasquatch Heart
I've got the evidence that you were here
all of those things that you left behind when you disappeared
I've got your toothbrush, your pillow and your fancy underwear
but none of these things make sense
if I can't prove the existence of your Sasquatch heart

Well you come around when you feel like coming 'round
you bring me passion so hot when you leave it's hard to cool down
so I'm gathering all the clues I can find
and I'm on the chase to find the hiding place
of your Sasquatch heart
yeah, your Sasquatch heart

People say I'm so young and naive
but I don't care what they say
when it comes to you baby, I believe I believe

I know you've got your reasons to hide
you've been hurt before, but baby I'm not that guy
I won't let you down or make you cry
and I'm gonna tell the world I'm in love with a beautiful girl
with a Sasquatch heart
Track Name: Polly Want A Cracker
When God made that woman, he and the Devil took a ride
they made her out of the best damn barbecued ribs from Adam’s side
and I want a bite
brown sugar, dark and light
got a bit of that fever in my mind, tell you what I’m gonna find

Polly want a cracker
Polly want a cracker
Polly want a cracker, here I am

Long cool sophisticated woman, swim to me
drown me deep down into your great blue mystery
angel fish, grant me just one wish
be the only mermaid that I see
under my coral tree

Polly want a cracker
Polly want a cracker
Polly want a cracker, here I am
Polly want a cracker
four wheels and a weed-whacker
Polly want a cracker, I’m your man

I’m a man with dark desires
got my eye on a girl to stoke my fires
smooth obsidian pearl with eyes that shine
precious pearl - so rare, so fine . . .

Polly want a cracker
Polly want a cracker
Polly want a cracker, here I am
Polly want a cracker
four wheels and a weed-whacker
Polly want a cracker, I’m your man
Polly want a cracker, here I am
Track Name: What You Gonna Do When I'm Gone
We came into this world to try to make a new life
little darlin' I think I fucked it up
worked my ruddy English fingers down to the bone
til I spent up all we had of luck
you're looking at me looking at you
we're seeing each other in a whole new light
looks a lot like food

Well I think I'm gonna cash it in
won't be long now
what you gonna do when I'm gone?
I'd do the same to you
right or wrong, little darlin'
what you gonna do with me when I'm gone?

They told us that God watches over the righteous
well I don't believe in God no more
the king up on his hill in merry old England
just a gold-painted whore
my skinny little lambs need to be fed
let's bow our heads and pray for daily bread

Well I think I'm gonna cash it in
won't be long now
what you gonna do when I'm gone?
I'd do the same to you
right or wrong, little darlin'
what you gonna do with me when I'm gone?

One hundred poor souls died in the crossing
two hundred more down here
I lie awake all night and dream of what was wasted
and I tremble in fear
the sun sets red on this cursed land
it's dog eat dog eat man eat man

Well I think I'm gonna cash it in
won't be long now
what you gonna do when I'm gone?
I'd do the same to you
right or wrong, little darlin'
what you gonna do with me when I'm gone?
Track Name: I'm Gonna Rescue Your Heart
Beautiful cowgirl, crying in the rain
I'm gonna rescue your heart
from pain
the world is wicked and cruel
too much for a pretty girl like you
but I'm gonna make it ok, I swear
there will come a day
when you and I both will be free
and I'm gonna rescue your heart

I seen you dance in that show
the smile on your face hides the tears in your soul
I'm the only one who sees
the pain in your heart, and knows what it needs
some people say I'm not well
they're liars
and they'll burn in Hell
and you will be left alone
so I can rescue your heart
yeah I'm gonna rescue your heart

And my dreams are all made of smoke
and my brain burns like creosote
and my God and the Devil
look the same

Beautiful cowgirl, I must say goodnight
the orderly's here
and I don't want to fight
so close your eyes and pray
we'll be together forever one day
the needle pierces my skin
it all fades to black
but I won't give in
no I will remember you
and I'm gonna rescue your heart
yeah I'm gonna rescue your heart