Better Than The Rest

by Boo Frog

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recorded at Smegma Studios, released 2010 on CD-R, 2011 on 12" vinyl.

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released March 13, 2010

Chris Newman - guitar, piano, organ, vocals
Erika Meyer - guitar, slide, vocals
Paul Vega - drums, vocals

Mike Lastra plays theremin on "Jake The Alligator Man"
Mary Sue Tobin plays saxophone on "We Can Fly"
Mike Lastra and Mark Elsworth, recording engineers

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Boo Frog Portland, Oregon

portland oregon psychedelic punk

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Track Name: Sky Is High
Sky is high and so am I
I recognize with my T.V. eye
Saw him singing "Can't Seem To Make You Mine,"
I knew I would hear Sky all of the time
I know Sky is high! Why do idols die?
He was my teenage idol and I'll tell you why
I never heard no one sing like Sky
Feelin' his pain, feelin' his joy
He planted the seed in a teenage boy
I know Sky is high! Why do idols die?
He's living in Paradise
With 1000 concubines
Wouldn't it be real nice
To hang with Sky all of the time?
Track Name: Bad Pam
Bad Pam, she's a rock n' roll fan
she's come to see the band
Bad Pam will take you by the hand
and give you candy

Bad Pam, she can't understand
"don't you want me?"
Bad Pam, she's workin' on a plan
"don't you want me?"

"I'm the siren of the scene
I guess you can call me Queen
I'm a flower that sings
I am gonna make you free"

Bad Pam got her eye on your man
on the dance floor
Bad Pam, she's scantily clad
Bad Pam glitter & slam
Bad Pam gonna make a last stand

She's the siren of the scene
She is queen of nothing
She is a flower with teeth
She is gonna make you
Track Name: Jake The Alligator Man
Jake the Alligator Man
left his freakish footprints on the sand
Jake the Alligator Man
willow the wisp darts through the marshland

try to catch him if you can
the alligator man

Jake the Alligator Man
the body of a 'gator
and the head of a man
Jake the Alligator Man
the Great Creator
didn't really understand
afraid to deviate
from the Master Plan

Try to catch him if you can
the alligator man
Track Name: The One
And you are the fire in the cloud
you are the rain in the sound
the darkest and the brightest sun
you are the One

And you are the ace
you are the snake
the worst and best one
you are the One

And you are the song of the sea
where would be without thee?
At first I lost
but then I Won
Track Name: Back Alley Man
I don't wanna say goodbye
I don't wanna let you go
but I'm gonna tell you why
I can't live a lie no more
and I'm doin' what I can
'cause I'm a back alley man

Well I never put myself on front street
I'm never walkin' through the front door
All laid out on the concrete
all laid out on the floor
and I'm digging through the garbage can
'cause I'm a back alley man

Lookin' back over the years
never known no other way
I had to face my fears
and wipe my tears away
yeah I'm doing what I can
'cause I'm the back alley man
digging through the garbage can
cause I'm the back alley man
Track Name: Briar Rose
When I'm missing you
thorns surround
my heart is blue
when I'm all alone
feeling chilled
to the bone
I just want
I desire
to walk with you
into the fire

Briar Rose
spindle prick
in your tomb
deathly sick
wish I could
wake you up
with my kiss
or magic touch
wish I could
kill the spell
let roses spread
defeat your hell

But there's just no way
to turn back time
to make you stay
Wish I could
dig you out
of the shallow grave
you dream about
wish I could
kill the spell
let roses spread
defeat your hell
Track Name: Mind Bender
You can't go back in time
well this might blow your mind
we do it all the time
we say

You can't in back in time
that's what they try to say
we do it all the time
we say

We had no need for memory
he started over at his own free will
no photographs of what he'd seen

You can't go back in time
well this might blow your mind
we do it all the time
we say
Track Name: Anabasis
She came to take
everything away
pushed me in the drain
flat on my face
I was wasting in the dark
praying for a spark
of grace

Sinking down
underground
not a sound
to be found

Here she comes again
with another man
She is on the attack
wants to stab me in the back
but I'm reaching for my knife
I'm gonna take my life back

I'm sick of her
blood-red lie
stifled scream
I want to --

I'm sick of her
blood-red lie
I'm going to scream
I'm going to fight
Track Name: We Can Fly
it was the 13th chapter of a dusty old book
copping an attitude, learning the look
wiping skeletons of charcoal impressions
off too late yesterday, and its cancelled confession
we can fly, we won't die

just like a dream, you won't die
we can fly, fly so high far away
we can fly, we won't die
on the sky, and we sigh
like a wind
Track Name: Re-Revolution
Sitting around the house today
I heard a quiet voice say
"You might consider another way
don't wait for another day."

We'll start a re-revolution!
We'll take the world
by storm!

Go downstairs and play guitars
we can play drums where we are
can't afford to drive our car
We'll hitch our wagon to a star

No more television!
We'll take the world
by storm!

It's time to change
maybe re-arrange
the way that things
are done

We'll take the world
by storm!
Track Name: Better Than The Rest
BETTER THAN THE REST - C.Newman

My girl's better than the rest
yeah my girl's better than the rest
my name's tattooed across her breast
my girl is better than the rest

I looked over yonder and there she be
smiling and shouting and looking at me
I never seen a girl prettier than she
my girl's better than the rest

This party's better than the rest
yeah, this party's better than the rest
I've been all around and this one's the best
yeah this party's better than the rest

The women lined up all against the wall
waiting for a dancer wanna love 'em all
we was dancin' and having a ball
this party's better than the rest

My God is better than the rest
my God's better than the rest
well he can blow fire from out of his chest
My God is better than the rest

Well Sodom and Gomorra was an evil town
a lot of fornicating'and gettin' down
they even tried to get up in the angel's gown
the Lord put 'em all to rest

The Lord told Lot "Now this can't be,
I'll burn down the town like a 1, 2, 3!"
Lot said "Let me and my loved ones free!"
he said "I'll put you to the test

"Well get out now, and don't you look back
you'll hear screaming and the sky turns black
if turn around, if you come to a halt
I'll turn your body to a pillar of salt."

We are better than the rest
yeah, we are better than the rest
if you can find better than be our guest
we are better than the rest!