Baggage Claim Live at the Street Theatre - Beth n Ben (Back Catalogue)

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1.
Hello, how are you, how can I help you? Remember that I said that, when you want your money back Hello, how are you, how can I help you? Remember I remember your name Hello, how are you, how can I help you? Remember I just work here, when you wanna kick box me Hello, how are you, how can I help you? Can I get someone helpful to help you instead? But their time is money, And your time… My time is money, And your time, well... If you got time for the back of the line You’re welcome to wait at the back of the line If you got time for the back of the line we’ll get back to you Any time between nine and five Dear Sir, Madam, Miss, Ms, you owe the following for this Can you pay in X amount of days? If you can’t pay in time, you’ll surely incur a fine But hang on the line for a dollar ninety-nine Dear Sir Madam, Miss, Ms, send your soul away in this A yellow envelope, with a sticky lip If you can’t do it right, just call the hot line Become a member online, it’s only fine ninety-five My time is money, And your time… My time is money, And your time, well... If you got time for the back of the line You’re welcome to wait at the back of the line If you got time for the back of the line we’ll get back to you Any time between nine and five Dear Corporation, House of Reps, Telecommunications How bout you owe me some cold hard cash My lawyer has informed me that the law will soon be smiting thee Unless you pay for the systems you improperly installed for me Dear Sir, Madam, Miss, Ms, note the following: I noticed my CD is playing in your private rest room Because I have no website yet, I’ll be expecting cash or cheque Delivered to the letterbox, ON MY FRONT DOOR STEP! My time is money, and your time… My time is money, and your time… My time is money, and your time… My time is money, and your time, well… If you got time for the back of the line You’re welcome to wait at the back of the line If you got time for the back of the line we’ll get back to you Any time between nine and five Since you’ve got time for the back of the line We’ve saved you a seat at the back of the line And when your deadline’s at the end of its tether, we’ll get back to you anytime between now and never
2.
People 05:16
There are People dancing in the mud And everybody’s happy and smilin high and so full of love Because of all the People up there on the stage But somewhere People kill other People in hatred and rage Despite all these People that are dancing in the rain There are all of these other People intent on causing pain And I’m hopin these People that sometimes I have been Will somehow hear a song that will change their ways the way songs have changed me But that relies on People singing out this song Spreadin this message around the world so they can see they’re wrong So come on all you People sing out loud with me And as People lets tell the People to come along and be Yeah to come on and be The change in the world You want to see So one time there was these People and they were stolen from their land And probably the People my People came from did it with their own hands And though I’m not the People that treated them this way I can tell all of those stolen People I’m sorry anyway But there’s still lots of People getting stolen today Being broken by other People killed and chased away Because these other People just don’t want to see That Peoples is just Peoples despite their colour race or breed And then there’s all these bigger People in their own eyes at least Who think that bombs guns and war are the way to bring peace So come on and be The change in the world You want to see There are many People who taught this song to me I can’t name them all so I’ll just name one he was a fella called Ghandi So look out for the People who can teach you a song And be sure that you play your part, pass that message along And then one day these People well they finally might be Just as safe happy free and fine as you and as me Till then lets tell the People to sing out loud with me And as People lets tell the People to come along and be To come on and be The change in the world We all want to see
3.
Don't Say 04:34
I try to call you on the telephone Always pretending that you’re just not home I’m sick of making friends with your dial tone I try to get you on my MP3 They’re not for phone calls apparently But I don’t know where else to look to find the old you You know I don’t ask that much from you So if this is all I get you to do Just listen when I tell you Don’t say you’ll be there when you wont Picked up your picture the other day The one I promised to throw away Cause you said you looked like you slept in your car that day Reminded me of how things used to be When you’d get off your ass and call me I hope its not to late to stalk your folks and prank your house You know I don’t take that much from you So if this is all I get you to do Just listen when I tell you Don’t say you’ll be there when you wont I’d really like it if you came around We could have a jam and work it out Bitch about the chicks that gave us shit in high school But don’t make excuses for why we lost touch Or I’ll make ya a hot cup of shut the fuck up If you say you’re here to stay you wont care for yesterday You know I don’t take that much from you So if this is all I get you to do Just listen when I tell you… There aint much I wouldn’t do for you If you got down on your knees and begged me to So don’t deny it when you know it’s true You can’t say you wouldn’t miss me too.
4.
Two simple chords is all I need Two simple chords used to bring, the bee to the honey But throughout the seasons, though my sweetness went sour It’s that time of year again, fresh for new beginnings That time of year again for a simpler living Two simple chords just say it all You know them inside out and they will always break your fall Though others seem new and interesting They just don’t got that soul, that magnetic resolve No they don’t got that soul that make two halves into a whole No they don’t Two simple chords is all it takes To make the hairs on my neck stand straight or the disks in my spine shake When four bars of music can speak to your bones You don’t forget how it goes, no matter how far you roam You won’t forget that tone, all the highs and the lows Two simple chords is all I have I’ve developed them to the point that I’m back where I began And though I find myself right back at the start Right back at the start could be the key to your heart Right back at the start one day might win me your heart Two simple chords are you and me you see On the cutting room floor cause it’s just too easy But when that love song lacks the essence of love They will find my hand and they will place it in yours And they will marvel for hours at just two simple chords Two simple chords Ain’t ever gonna make me bored Two simple chords Don’t seem to make me bored Two simple chords Ain’t ever gonna make me Never gonna make me bored
5.
The object of these tears Has disappeared into her fears But I wouldn’t trade a minute for the sun So I’ll tilt my bottle high As the hail rains from the sky And I’ll keep it up there till it’s done Well we knew that this day Would be coming our way But I’m glad it was put off till now Coz the road we took has shown us More than we could ever know And gives hope for the future somehow But go now, go now Coz this path just aint ready to pave And despite what we’ve lost, you can be sure that the cost Won’t amount to the things that we’ll save And hear now, hear now These wounds aren’t the worst I’ve endured So just know and be assured, that these cuts you see before you Sting less than the ones you have cured They sting less than what you’ve already cured And the sky still lights up As I stare at this cup Not quite sure if it’s full or empty If its time that is needed Let the warnings be heeded Take your time, coz of that there is plenty If it’s just not meant to be Then I’m sure in time we’ll see That what we had before is no longer there now If it is well then we’ll know That all the places we should go Were preserved by the space we lay bare now So go now, Go now, Coz this path just aint ready to pave And despite what we’ve lost, you can be sure that the cost Won’t amount to the things that we’ll save And hear now, hear now These wounds aren’t the worst I’ve endured So just know and be assured, that these cuts you see before you Sting less than the ones you have cured They sting less than what you’ve already cured The Object of these tears Has disappeared into her fears But I wouldn’t trade a minute for the sun So I’ll tilt my bottle high as the hail rains from the sky And I’ll keep it up there till its done
6.
Just Enough 04:27
I worry I need people more than things I’m worried that some people need their things More than they need me Bur that will have to do for me I worry that you don’t know what I mean Because I speak in metaphor and that just aint no way to talk To your fellow man But your man enough for me You better watch which way the wind blows Before it changes your face the way the day grows old You better watch which way the wind blows Before it changes your face the way the day grows old Just to make you smile that kind of smile That wrinkles up beside your eyes And makes you cry a little Just to make you strike that kind of pose That wrinkles up above your nose And makes you choke a little Well it’s just enough for me I worry I need my teeth more than my toothbrush I’m worried I need me and I need you more than I need us But that will have to do for me I’m worried that you don’t know what you got I’m worried that you won’t see, I’m worried that you don’t see I made this up on the spot And it’s not enough for me You better watch which way the wind blows Before it changes your face the way the day grows old You better watch which way the wind blows Before it changes your face the way the day grows old Just to make you smile that kind of smile That wrinkles up beside your eyes And makes you cry a little Just to make you strike that kind of pose That wrinkles up above your nose And makes you choke a little Well it’s just enough for me I worry after twenty years time You’ll finally have the guts to drop me a line I worry after fifty years time I’ll trade every dollar and I’ll trade every dime Just to make you mine And that’s not enough for me
7.
I woke beneath the leaves And suddenly ascended from the darkness Was awestruck by the starkness of the light The life the love and ease The way the air smells when you’re there The way the light shines off your hair And before long, I had gone A branch or two beyond the height That I ever thought I might But it’s too soon, so have your room And never be afraid to knock ‘Cause my door is never locked for you Well my finger took the fall And it started with a smile But now it’s gone on for a while Its not worth it at all To try and make it go away ‘Cause it’s always gonna stay And in a while, I’ll see your smile And I’ll reach for that last branch Because I have to take that chance And one fine day, I’ll be able to say That I’m standing at the top And I’m never gonna drop ‘Cause I climbed so high and I’ll stay up here With my apple in the sky So until that day baby I’ll just wait Till it’s my time Well I know this is for real ‘Cause I’ve travelled all this distance Despite meeting such resistance ‘Cause I know how you feel And I know there’ll come a day When you feel that it’s ok To trust again, so I’ll wait till then And I’ll be there when you call And I’ll catch you if you fall And one fine day, I’ll be able to say That there’s nothing left to fear ‘Cause I made it all the way up here And I climbed so high and I’ll stay up here With my apple in the sky So until that day baby I’ll just wait Till it’s my time
8.
Your Gods 05:13
Well there’s dust in my throat from this city And there’s dust in my mouth from this town And there’s dust in my brain Its drivin me insane But I just can’t stop guzzling it down Yeah there’s light in my eyes and its burnin To the depths and its warming my soul Yeah this lights burnin bright And its blinding my sight But I swear its gon’ fill up this bowl And my baby wakes up in the morning And shes gone before I wanna let her go But she comes home to me Shows me more than I can see But why she stays, only your gods can know Singing lai diddy dai dai dai dai dai Singing low diddy doe doe doe doe Singing lou diddy do What the hell’m I s’posed to do Can you tell me where I’m s’posed to go When there’s war in this world that we live in And there’s war on the streets of this town And there’s war in my mind And I think you will find That in war what goes around comes around And there’s love in my chest and its pumping To my feet and my head and my hands Yeah theres love in my veins And its drivin me insane This much loves about all I can stand And my baby wakes up in the morning And shes gone before I wanna let her go But she comes home to me Shows me more than I can see But why she stays, only your gods can know Singing lai diddy dai diddy dai dai Singing low diddy low doe doe doe do Singing lou diddy do What the hell’m I s’posed to do Can you tell me where I’m s’posed to go
9.
This Life 05:53
The seasons get under your skin The reasons evade the logic trying to fight within And the bright blue sky fades into grey And at night you just lie awake and dread the coming day And the battle ever takes its toll And sometimes instead of risin you just fall The believing gets harder every day And the deceiving goes in and out and every which way And this place is no longer fun and games And the face you once saw in the mirror doesn’t look the same And the light in the tunnels goin out And you can’t tell what the hell its all about So you say This life of mine, I’m running outta time I’m fallin out of touch, I’m fallin outta line This life of mine Sometimes I just can’t get out of bed Sometimes I can’t stand the shit that’s running through my head And my friends are leaving town And my teeth are falling out But I guess it’s not that bad after all Yeah it’s really not that bad after all Cause as sure as they come they’ll fade away And the more you endure the more you’ll love those brighter days And the dark grey sky starts shinin blue And its warm days of lying with ya friends around the pool And the battle’s well and done by now And you managed to survive it all somehow So believe in the fact that things will change When you’re feeling all down and out and funny weird and strange Cause you don’t stand alone in this shit fight And you won’t stay in the mud yeah soon its gonna feel alright And the light in the tunnel sparks again And you’ll love this messed up world again by then But you still say This life of mine, I’m running outta time I’m fallin out of touch, I’m fallin outta line This life of mine
10.
My name is Cardboard Charlie I sit under sunny skies and starry nights In the corner of the garden The grass is taller at my feet Pouring rain and searing heat Become my burden Now my spine is but a curve Please don’t tell me I deserve This kind of exile My only shelter is this tree But the damn thing has no leaves And you wonder why I never smile You see me every day from your perch on the porch While you’re smoking your cigarette And I just got to say I would not have it any other way Cause its me the world will not forget Cause I am Cardboard Charlie My name is Cardboard Charlie I sit under clouds of black and rain attacks The every try to break me But I stand strong and tall enough These elements are not the stuff That could forsake me My name is Cardboard Charlie And I’ll sit alone under this tree Until my burial Cause Daddy always used to say The pulp inside me is not grey But colourful material
11.
Happiness 05:55
I saw you at the Charnwood Video Ezy It’s been years, you have two beautiful children And I blushed when you smile at me And all these thoughts are running through my head Of all the brilliant things I could have said, like… Don’t you know you were a bitch to me in high school Don’t you know that you told everyone I stink Don’t you know you were a bitch to me in high school But happiness, happiness, happiness Is the best revenge I saw you at your sister’s farewell party It’s been years, and you’re quite the charming man now so I just blushed when you looked at me And all these thoughts running through my head Thinking all the things I could have said, like Don‘t you know you were a bitch to me in high school Don’t you know that you rubbed my hat in poo Don’t you know you were a bitch to me in high school But happiness, happiness, happiness Is the best revenge I saw you on the dance floor at King O’Malley’s You work at a suit store round the corner You said hi and you were surprisingly nice All these thoughts are running through my head Of all the wicked things I could have said, like… Don‘t you know you were a bitch to me in high school Don’t you know that you called me a festy dyke Don’t you know you were a bitch to me in high school But happiness, happiness, happiness Is the best revenge I saw you, at the Lyneham IGA It’s been years, you’re buying VB with shrapnel So I just smiled, when you looked my way All these thoughts running through my head Of all the witty things I could have said, like… Don‘t you know you were a bitch to me in high school Don’t you know that you called me a crusty fag Don’t you know you were a bitch to me in high school But happiness, happiness, happiness Is the best revenge I saw you At a party with a bunch of our old friends You’ve been round the world and back And I’m so proud of you my friend And all these thoughts are running through my head When suddenly you just came right out and said (Beth) (Ben) Don’t you know you were a bitch to me in high school Don’t you know that I don’t care what you think Don’t you know that I got rich since we left high school Cause my happiness, my tolerance, my forgiveness Is my sweet revenge
12.
Little Lady 04:17
Little Lady in the corner of my eye Little Lady shinin’ oh so bright Little Lady dancin’ next to me Little Lady likes the way I drum on my belly So Little Lady she give me a cheeky smile Little Lady dancin’ talkin’ flirtin’ for a while Little Lady drinkin that chai with me Perhaps Little Lady wants to be Perhaps she wants to be She might want to be Well I hope she wants to be My Little Lady Little Lady’s like no one I ever met Little Lady’s a little lady that I just got to get So I take Little Lady up the hill to see The Woodford sunrise over rolling hills with me Then back down the hill Little Lady roll As the morning sun begins to shake away that cold A little later Little Lady wants to see If she can defy the laws of gravity So she fell out of that tree And rolled around on the ground with glee Now I hope she wants to be My Little Lady Now this festival fling Is turning into something I never knew that it could be Cause now she wants to be Yeah I think she wants to be My Little Lady
13.
Walk On 04:42
I’ve never been known for making too much sense And I’m trying not to live under false pretense But sometimes circumstance requires a braver face than I can paint I’m not about to let the shit that’s runnin through my head ruin my relationship with one of my good friends But sometimes new romance Can find a way of messing with my brain So I got to find a way To cut these strings and peel away the things I have to Now I’m lookin for a better day Cause there are things I think and feel that I can’t say to you Anymore So walk on walk on And just look the other way I’ll just keep on keeping on But for now I gotta say Just walk on walk on And just look the other way And I’ll just keep on keeping on I’ll keep on keeping on till this gets easy Cause its gonna get easier some day I’ve never been known for takin these things slow Got a tendency to rush the things I should let grow Coz sometimes it’s a waste of time To let the things you want slip by I’m not about to let an opportunity I get Go by and fade way to yet another regret But most times it’s the pace and time I mess up every time I try So I got to find a way To cut the chord and just ignore the things I have to Yeah I’m lookin for a better way To store away the things I can’t afford to say to you Anymore So walk on walk on And just look the other way I’ll just keep on keeping on But for now I gotta say Just walk on walk on And just look the other way I’ll just keep on keeping on I’ll keep on keeping on till this gets easy Cause its gonna get easier some day
14.
The Musician 06:04
Big old words, little meaning in a song Fortunate for me, not being blessed with many Seems I know how to rhyme and do it in time But that’s not how we get round everyday life And I can’t find the right words to use with you So I turn my manners on the way my mumma taught me I Stick to my guns the only way my daddy’s ever fought me But nothing that I try can catch let alone keep your eye from travelling Everyone’s direction but mine So I got to find a way to make you stay Just long enough to hear me play Cause I don’t got the moves to get you other ways Excuse the things I do but Hear me when I sing the blues to you Oh lord oh oh oh Don’t go oh oh oh No no oh oh oh When I’m lucky You’re not watching and you accidently sit next to me But I can’t improvise to save my life When I have to look straight in your eyes Tell me what can I say, what can I be What’s gonna getcha come home with me And before I’ve time to think about those very words come out my mouth Without me even being slightly drunk So I turn my manners on the way my mumma taught me I Stick to my guns the only way my daddy’s ever fought me But nothing that I try can catch let alone keep your eye from travelling Everyone’s direction but mine So I got to find a way to make you stay Just long enough to hear me play Cause I don’t got the moves to get you other ways Excuse the things I do but Hear me when I sing the blues to you Oh lord oh oh oh Don’t go oh oh oh No no oh oh oh I will sing you any tune you like I’ll fill your days with melody and syncopate your nights Just don’t go not yet my baby please don’t go not yet oh baby You don’t have to go, before my last song Big old words, I don’t miss them when they’re gone Seems I’ve nothing to say that notes can’t play When a beat like yours comes along So give me a break, tell me you’ll wait Oh you know I want a spot on your stage And I might find the right words to sing to you So I turn my manners on the way my mumma taught me I Stick to my guns the only way my daddy’s ever fought me But nothing that I try can catch let alone keep your eye from travelling Everyone’s direction but mine So I got to find a way to make you stay Just long enough to hear me play Cause I don’t got the moves to get you other ways Excuse the things I do but Hear me when I sing the blues to you Hear me when I sing the blues Hear me when I sing the blues to you

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East Row Rabble began out of a previous band 'Beth n Ben'. Most of the Rabble were involved in recording this live album with a ten piece band and the band still plays a bunch of these songs at live gigs.

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released April 17, 2015

Written by Beth Monzo and Ben Drysdale
Performed by Beth Monzo, Ben Drysdale, Noah Webbe, Aidan Lowe, Dan Luton, Cameron Smith, TIm Bowyer, Josh Buckler, Patrick Langdon

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East Row Rabble delivers a slick mix of funk, ska, blues and soul with heavenly horn lines that will get your booty shakin' and your feet shuffling. Addressing a mixture of world issues and daily curiosities, Ben Drysdale’s songs explore the many, varied, and often conflicting elements of any situation with honesty, hope, and a little cheekiness. ... more

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