Party Down

by HUB

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she knows it's impossible to change when the tide's going in the wrong direction living in the 21st century you need more than good intentions she skips the national anthem sits down when everyone's standing doesn't want to hear it all again in her room she's flipping through stations promises and invitations having a hard time believing red is the color of desire, lipstick, liquor, chevrolet blue is the icy aftershave white is the stain all washed away in her room she pledges allegiance to the stars glued to the ceiling having a hard time believing and if you have a choice at all you're either with me or against me or just put a smiley face on and wait til it's over she skips the national anthem sits down when everyone's standing doesn't want to go through this again in her room she's flipping through stations fanfare and congratulations having a hard time believing
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a ray of hope a brilliant scheme a cloud of smoke a silent scream the plot thickens as old glory flies start from the beginning tell me what you've seen you've got your hands full -an alibi brain washed and tumbled dry you're in deeper than you thought you could be right from the beginning one step at a time wet lips on magazines laugh tracks in violent dreams if you've seen this one before, start from the beginning tell me what it means beat the clock pop a pill buy it back better still you're going to crack and let the story spill you've got to do something if the man tells you you're ill lay down close my eyes and wait for my reward it'll all be coming to me like it always did before wake up open your eyes still wanting something more praying on your pillow will not save you anymore will not cure your ailing health will not save you from yourself bad news on your tongue black cloud in your lung killer smile -a million to one you'll be the last to know it when your deal is done lite beer and gasoline, best keep your engine clean if you've heard this one before before, start from the beginning tell me what it means
3.
you changed your name and fixed your face it didn't help you like you thought it would attitiude adjustment might do some good moved back east to start anew I bet you left an unpaid bill or two details can get fuzzy, what's a girl to do? you've got guts and you've got nerve you've got a fastball and a curve someday you are sure to get everything that you deserve you love the ones who treat you bad abuse the ones who say around talking tough, you always end up breaking down I don't want to see you anymore after everything you put me through go where you want to go, I don't want to know you everything I gave you was for free I thought that someday you would see but you never did...try for me it's alright, I don't mind it's just disappointment, nothing new go on, suit yourself I don't want to know you I don't want to see you anymore after everything you put me through do what you want to do, I don't want to know you
4.
zoe's trying to sleep and I'm still on the phone trying to straighten out my screwed up student loan zoe's trying to sleep she's back at work at six the daytime job's ok but the nighttime one's a bitch zoe's trying to sleep but just before she falls a subway train train goes by rattling the walls she just needs a break to rest her aching hands I turn the tv down, try to understand I just want to lay my head down beside her whisper in her ear to remind her when the weekend comes and the sky is blue we'll go walking downtown -I know she want to zoe made a move she left her mother's home since she was 17 she's been out on her own she found us this place, she scoured the classifieds for the things she wants I can't believe how hard she tries zoe's trying to sleep, tomorrow's a long day but she'll be up at 7 getting ready anyway our schedules are off I haven't seen her much this week I crawl in bed beside her and I feel like making love but zoe's trying to sleep
5.
woke up to the sound of dripping rain thinking about you again are you out there watching? creeping like a vine up the side of the building climbing higher til your eyes see through the windowpane if I were to venture out today -walk through the park in the usual way would you be there waiting? in a tattered trench coat and a strange grin by the lamppost, with a policeman just ten feet away no matter how I try not a day goes by when I don't picture you and count the ways to say goodbye conchita's revenge as I was planning my escape speaking in code with a made up name just in case you were listening to the conversation over the phone line or through the wall my departure time could still be changed at least a thousand times up here in my mind I've seen that building fall down to the ground with you inside conchita's revenge woke up to the sound of dripping rain thinking about you again
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we were like two shipwrecked passengers with only each other to hold at first it seemed like paradise but when the water started to rise we should have got off before we got swallowed up by the sea it makes a better memory smooth, cool, and white like ivory who wouldn't want to touch? I thought I had you to myself, don't want to share you with somebody else I'll be yours and you'll be mine -ain't that the way that it's supposed to be? it makes a better memory loved you the best I could but it still didn't do much good let's just say it was not meant to be it makes a better memory we were heading straight into the milky way with one lazy eye on the road you were playing with my head -can't believe the things that you did I should have called it off before the car hit the tree loved you the best I could but it still didn't do much good let's just say you were not meant for me it makes a better memory
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she was traveling alone by choice, she said looking quite unusual with a scarf wrapped around her head she said there were a lot of places she would like to go she heard the coast was beautiful just south of mexico she had lost her brother back in 2005 she said he truly was better off dead than alive once the drugs got to him they would not let him go until his heart stopped beating just south of mexico is this a flight of fancy or a journey of the soul? is she a fugitive from justice or an angel flying low? so much more I wanted to ask her but she said she had to go and so I may try my luck just south of mexico
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I knew this day would come when you'd be checking out -out of hotel flesh and blood, once the happy hours ran out so there could be no doubt, we saw the passing of a swan it flew across that reflecting pool -when we looked back at you, you were gone you already said 'so long' and moved down to the sunshine state a premature retirement, a folding of the hand of fate by then it was too late you had solidified your plan with a marriage of convenience, though not really to a man it was not to a man that you were wedded on that day it was to his unspoken vow to always look the other way I knew this day would come when I would get the call that the final domino was just about to fall and when it hit the ground it barely made a sound just a blink and a groan in a hospital gown I couldn't hold you up so I had to let you down but now that it's all over I find myself wishing you were still around if you were still around I'd still be your long lost son wishing and praying for an ending other than this one I knew this day would come
11.
a diamond is forever, it's your ticket to the stars can you see yourself in the shine? and because you're worth it, why not ask for more? there has never been a better time everybody wants you everybody loves you but the names and the faces keep changing places the future is past, first could be last -word travels fast in this town oh what a feeling, it's the real thing and it's everywhere you want to be you've come a long way baby and all this could be yours for just a dollar and a dream everybody wants you everybody loves you I want to believe that we all shall receive if the deal of a lifetime comes around future is passed first could be last -word travel fast in this town everybody loves you
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01:03
zippity-do-da

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the latest HUB album was over 50 years in the making. It is finally ready for your listening pleasure.

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released January 1, 2017

written, played, recorded, and mixed by jh moore
mastered by scott hull at masterdisk
'natural' written by gang of four
lead guitar on 'mexico' by cm harford

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HUB New York

Hub Moore has been playing music for quite a while. He learned 'Here comes the sun' in 5th grade, sang 'Me and Mrs. Jones' at a karaoke bar in 2016, and did a lot of other things in between.
Party Down is the 3rd release as HUB.
It comes a number of years after his 2nd one; years spent working tirelessly on the 3rd one. Hope you like it. Hub lives in Brooklyn NY.
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