Control And Expectations

by Clark Reese

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released 03 August 2013

Recorded By Garrett Hawkins
Mixed and Mastered By Garrett Hawkins, and Clark Reese
Album Cover Taken By Paul Reese
Album Cover Design By Mark McCoubrey
All Songs Written And Performed By

Clark Reese-Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
Andrew Little-Electric Guitar
Mark McCoubrey- Piano
Willie Condrey- Drums

The kids on the album cover are Clark Reese and his older brothers. Clark is in the middle.

Thanks to: Beverly Burris, Donovan Murphy, Aaron Gardner, Garrett Hawkins, Mark McCoubrey, David Paste, and all of our friends and family for all their inspiration and support.

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Track Name: Apu Dale!
The ants are coming in, there marching down
Feeling like they ought to be around
I can remember the way they felt
When they were scattered and played through-out

The house and I can remember why
They were sprayed cause they had to die
Another way they ought to feel
Just gets in our life’s and we have to deal

I’m on my way
Apu dale
I’m on my way
Apu dale
Apu dale

We’ve been around for quite some time
We figured out some things and then we had to find
What we should do about our time
Training our brains to be quite kind

We thought about thinking and drinked about drinking
The hole world collapsed and we felt like we were sinking
Down into the hole that we came from
We woke up and we saw the sun

I’m on my way
Apu dale
I’m on my way
Apu dale
Apu dale

We felt like we never felt,
never felt like we ever felt,
like we never felt, nothing at all, nothing at all

I’m on my way
Apu dale
I’m on my way
Apu dale
Apu dale
Track Name: Soft As A Shell
You and me, are gunna stay
You and me are gunna play
Something else, I’d rather be alone

Then watch you be all tied
To your broken allies
Doing what you can to survive

Soft as a shell in the ocean, she didn’t mind at all
If we stayed for a while, told our lies out loud

I know that you, played it all out in your head
That I was dead, you walked alone

All those times I couldn’t say how, I felt about you now
I tried so hard to speak your name can we meet, sometime again, within the hour
I’ll play a game again
I’ll play a game

I’m laughing all the way, down to the house where we used to play
I know that you wouldn’t lie, to all those laughing spies

Be there for me, when I am gone from your life
Be there for me, when I am gone from your life
Track Name: You Got It Right
Everything that I’ve ever known
Gets dumped down the drain at home
Something I can’t deny, its in my heart

When I want to come, to you for comfort
You lean back from me, you shy away and
You don’t, think that, its your role

But cha get sick in time
Get sick in your mind
You know, you got it right

Don’t be so nosy, get out of my business
I didn’t ask for, any opinions
Everyone seems like, there on my back

There judging me now, without an end
Losing sight of were they stand
There feeling like I need, to be like them
But cha get sick in time
Get sick in your mind
You know, you got it right

I can’t even tell if your gone for good
You can’t even say if you know I should
Rely on you to stay, here with me today
Your wanting me to stare, at your, at your beautiful body

I woke up next to you lying there
Your staring at me with your long, long hair
You waked up startled, you had a bad dream

About your dad and me
He threatened you, he spat and he screamed
Don’t let the old man get’cha in your sleep

But cha get sick in time
Get sick in your mind
You know, you got it right
Get sick in time
Get sick in your mind
You know, you got it right
Track Name: Iron Gate
Even if I say, I’m gone for good, I’m still coming right back
And even if I tell you that I’m afraid, I’m still coming right back

But even if I didn’t believe you
Even if I didn’t care
I’m still waiting by that iron gate
Looking around, I ain’t got much time to waste
The dust and the wind don’t take much time to cover it up, cover it up

You got 10 wishes to
You got 10 wishes to, be on time

All right, yeah!, You got nothing else, All right, yeah!, Yeah~

For every excuse you make, you dig a hole, deeper for yourself
I had to use a machete, something wasn’t ready to start it’s engine on me

But everything I wanted
Fell into place
I’m still waiting by that iron gate
I’m still waiting with the hate in your eyes, you got nothing else

I’m waitin for ya, I’m waitin for ya, a-huh

I’m still waiting by that iron gate
Looking around, I ain’t got much time to waste
The dust and the wind don’t take much time to cover it up, cover it up

You got 10 wishes to
You got 10 wishes to, be on time
Track Name: You'd Feel The Same
I’m always questioning you
I think you’ve done something wrong
Can you bring it to my attention
Can you hear it in my song

I’m always questioning you
Where do you think you’ve been
Are there any guys there wanting to take your hand

Send me on a boat, send me on a train far away
In any past life you’d feel the same
Send me on a boat, send me on a train far away
In any past life you’d feel the same

I give you up now
You’ve given me a reason why
I figured cause it was more
I found out why

I’m always questioning you
Where do you think you’ve been
Are there any guys there wanting to take your hand

Send me on a boat, send me on a train far away
I’ve given you so much! Please don’t complain
Send me on a boat, send me on a train far away
In any past life you’d feel the same

All my time I’ve chose, to spent it alone
But every time I’ve tried, to get away from home
You followed me lurking, behind every step
You found a way to always get me so upset

Send me on a boat, send me on a train far away
I’ve given you so much! Please don’t complain
Send me on a boat, send me on a train far away
In any past life you’d feel the same

You’d feel the same, You’d feel the same
Any other day, any other way you would

You’d feel the same, You’d feel the same
Any other day, any other way you would
Track Name: I Met A Girl
I met a girl, she was lying next to me,
Counting fireflies across the pond
She told me that, I would do anything that the man told me
But I can’t deny, I need the money

Then she left, went away

I met a girl, she wasn’t glad, she took the time,
I met a girl, she wasn’t glad, she took the time
to give me what I needed,

In the rain I slept for hours
Waiting for her, to return
To what’s left of this wrecked ruin
That she calls, her friend

I met a girl, she wasn’t glad, she took the time,
I met a girl, she wasn’t glad, she took the time
to give me what I needed,

It don’t matter anyhow, I’ll get the job done
It don’t matter anyhow, as long as she wouldn’t feel the sun
Feel, oh, oh, oh, oh

I met a girl, she wasn’t glad, she took the time
I met a girl, she wasn’t glad, she took the time
to give me what I needed, to give me what I needed
Track Name: Lean On Me To Know
Many ways I hadn’t seen you before
You were clear but never understood
You were cared for by your only brother
If only you could

But every time you bled, it made, a scene on the floor
You got everything we’d offered
And you’d even ask for more
Food to fill your belly with
We’d just stare and ignore

Lean on me to know
I would rather be with you there
I would rather see anything without a care

I walked into a classroom one day
I asked if they could teach me anything
They told me to take a number and wait for someone
To take me under there wing

But perish the thought
That we would learn anything new
From the TV that pours knowledge down the tube
I waited so long in that little classroom
Feeding from the tube

Lean on me to know
I would rather be with you there
I would rather see anything without a care

You would, you would say, goodbye

Lean on me to know
I would rather be with you there
I would rather see anything without a care
Track Name: I Don't Remember Why
I came into this world alone
And the same when I leave
I want to make you feel at home
So sit down and grab a bite to eat

The ground is cold but you can find another
Another place to sit
By some friends or maybe some strangers
Who you haven’t met

But she gave up everything that she owned
Just to be with me

I don’t remember why
Many things had gone and past
I don’t remember why
Many things had gone and past

I gave up on many woman
Just to be with one
There was no hard decision
She will bare my son

But she gave up everything that she owned
Just to be with me

I don’t remember why
Many things had gone and past
I don’t remember why
Many things had gone and past

We came to an agreement that day
About all the little things
Would come into place

All the little things
We knew would change
Track Name: In The Cold Steps Of A Stranger
Following, in the cold, steps of a stranger
You never know, something could, happen to you, oh the danger
Of playing with toys, that don’t feel the same

I’ll give you something to sing about
You’ll never know
I’ll give you something to sing about
You’ll never know, oh

The sound of the train, dancing in the moonlight
Reminds me of a dream, were I met you inside
That lonesome farmhouse, that deep dark night

The smallest amount of gossip can kill the smartest of men
Many things they wanted couldn’t get sent
I wonder, if they’d figure it out, until then, until then

I’ll give you something to sing about
You’ll never know
I’ll give you something to sing about
You’ll never know

Following, Yes I’m following, following, following, following you down

The story, it fit so well
It could even be true
He actually hoped so
For it might explain the silence
The loneliness emptiness of the sky
Without the world having to be totally vacant of civilization
How else to explain the slaying heaps
That remained of so many radio antennas

Maybe I could decide, on something, I will never hide
Everyone involved, everybody around the night

Bring it on the down low tonight

A haunting sense of special grace and perception
And understanding of nature made up in equal parts of love and learning
The civilization has ended
Many people have died
Adventure on a scale rarely seen in this century
Track Name: Mama Don't You Feel
I woke up one day, I had the strangest of feelings, I got up for the morning feeding
I kept myself to the door then I went on my way
I saw the shadow that was winking at me, through my window
And then I stared him down until he went on his away

I picked up myself today
I figured out another way

Mama don’t you feel
Your pushing me down
And all around
Mama don’t you feel
That I could come back now, right now

Roll over another stone until, I get
Roughed up and thrown away in the trash can

I picked up myself today
I figured out another way

Mama don’t you feel
Your pushing me down
Don’t give up now
Mama don’t you feel
That I could come back now, right now
Track Name: Tropical Mist
Give me something I can’t resist
Something sweet like tropical mist
That I can remember you, by without a second doubt

Don’t make me follow you there
Your scent is strong but you wouldn’t even dare
To committed to a man, who really cares about you

Would I, lean on, someone that d-doesn’t care
Would I, lean on, someone that d-doesn’t care

Giving gifts I shouldn’t give
To people that don’t exist
Give me something I’d rather be without any material thing

Give me something I can’t resist
Something sweet like tropical mist
That I can remember you, by without a second doubt

Would I, lean on, someone that d-doesn’t care
Would I, lean on, someone that d-doesn’t care

To the one who knows, it’ll come back
Everyone knows, she will come back
We will all find out, that everyone will know
She will know as well, you will find out
That we’ll come back down

Would I, lean on, someone who d-doesn’t care
Would I, lean on, someone who d-doesn’t care
Track Name: Listen To Me
This natural beauty as it seemed
Covered her face up with superficial dreams
Seeking attention, and loyalty
She had a void and nothing could fill it but time

The men and the women wanted her love
But the images slipped over minds above
And the make-up ran down the gutter of noise
Like a fake sense of guilt grew, into a dripping potent bud

Listen to me,
You got to bleed first before you think
Listen to me,
You got to bleed first before you sink, before you sink

A free exploring mind is not what she’s after
She loves new souls to manipulate with laughter
Crawling back to me after my fall
To wrap her thick web around my clear conscious soul

Dangerously weak, modestly elicit
Prudently lustful, provocatively tasteful
She stands like an advocate, so innocent and dark
Running her nails through your instincts, she makes you bark

Listen to me,
You got to bleed first before you think
Listen to me,
You got to bleed first before you sink, before you sink

Sink into the void, that is her love, She loves you
But you walk away, it’s too much for you to handle, now
There were too many red flags, even your friends knew that this, would happen
Now that too much is harvested, the bones are now broken, the skin is torn

Now that it’s a new day
Track Name: Pollen
Oh, oh, oh, oh

You took my drums away
You stole them and never paid me back
You took away my mileage
The sidewalk had never seemed so drab

The things that you said about us didn’t phase me a bit
I couldn’t make up my mind whether to forgive or forget
I tried so hard to be what you wanted in a man
I guess you haven’t decided if I’m part of your plan

Stand up to the man who’s in charge of you, in charge of you
And tell him that he’s wrong for
The things he did to you, yeah

The pollen, pollen, is coming through, from me to you, yeah
The pollen, pollen, is coming through, from me to you, yeah

Walking down the sidewalk, seeing names, seeing yours apart from mine, from mine
Red cardinal speaking out, telling you that you are what you find
You find him walking beside him, You find him with his guitar too,
Don’t you find him beside you, beside you

Stand up to the man who’s in charge of you, in charge of you
And tell him that he’s wrong for
The things he did to you, yeah

The pollen, pollen, is coming through, from me to you, yeah
The pollen, pollen, is coming through, from me to you, yeah
Track Name: Be By My Side
The most valuable thing in this world is a free exploring mind
Without limits or rules or judgment of any kind
Accept the living creatures around you, as if they were yourself
Treat them with kindness and respect, and give them all of your wealth

Don’t, Don’t leave, Be by my side
Don’t, Don’t leave, Be by my side

Rapidly censored and hiddenly scrambled
Scattered thoughts and ideas
Scarily ignorant, and smartly happy
Dullishly blissful in the ear
Leathered legs and armly naked
A free mind and cage
Dullishly blissful they often consider merry merry kids

Don’t, Don’t leave, Be by my side
Don’t, Don’t leave, Be by my side

The most valuable thing in this world is a free exploring mind
Without limits or rules or judgment of any kind
Accept the living creatures around you, as if they were yourself
Treat them with kindness and respect, and give them all of your wealth

Don’t, Don’t leave, Be by my side
Don’t, Don’t leave, Be by my side
Don’t, Don’t leave, Be by my side
Don’t, Don’t leave, Be by my side
Track Name: Great Depths
Send me an artifact
One that I can remember you by

These times are very rough,
Can we remember everything by

I’d like to find, I’d like to figure you out now
I’d like to find, I’d like to figure you out now

Great depths seem to be the only one
That will divide us so apart
Blue and the color green you felt how
You could dance around and make me art

I’d like to find, I’d like to figure you out now, oh, oh
I’d like to find, I’d like to figure you out now, oh, oh

Give me anything you got
I’ll figure out what I got
I wouldn’t anything
That you would have and I

And I’d give, And I’d take, And I’d throw it all away
And I’d give, And I’d take, And I’d give, And I’d throw it all away

I’d like to find, I’d like to figure you out now, oh, oh
I’d like to find, I’d like to figure you out now, oh, oh

Great depths seem to be the only one
That will divide us so apart
Blue and the color green you felt how
You could dance around and make me art

I’d like to find, I’d like to figure you out now, oh, oh
I’d like to find, I’d like to figure you out now, oh, oh
Track Name: Have Some Dignity
Have some dignity, you don’t even
know what you got yourself into, you don’t even
I know you, you got me
But every time I need you, your never there

I can’t have what I want inside
My room, the only place I feel safe besides
My house, away from everyone
That gives you anxiety

Could you hold me on the line?
Could you hold me on the line?

I walk through a sad forest
All the branches are dead and gone
I felt, like I didn‘t, I didn’t belong there
When it came to the point when I sang the song

Could you hold me on the line?
Could you hold me on the line?

When I was young and nervous
I tried, to be the best that I could be,
With the girls, I couldn’t talk to them
Without, feeling like something went wrong

Have some dignity, you don’t even
know what you got yourself into, you don’t even
I know you, you got me
But every time I need you, your never there

Could you hold me on the line?
Could you hold me on the line?
Could you hold me on the line?
Could you hold me on the line?
Track Name: The Courthouse
I walked down by the courthouse today, I had nothing else to do
I walked down by the courthouse today, I had something in my mind to prove

To that judge before me, he ought to listen to these words
That are coming out of my mouth maybe, he wouldn’t lie, if he got what he deserved

Step right up and then you knock me down
I said step right up and then you knock me down
Get it hooked, get it hooked on you

He said I would be stuck in a cell with no one to talk to
I said I would be fine with that as long as I don’t have to see you

Step right up and then you knock me down
I said step right up and then you knock me down
Get it hooked, get it hooked on you

Step right up and then you knock me down
I said step right up and then you knock me down
Get it hooked, get it hooked on you, alright yeah!

Step right up and then you knock me down
I said step right up and then you knock me down
Get it hooked, get it hooked on you, alright yeah!
Track Name: Midnight Greens
Well I’ve been down too long
And I can see your hair flowing down
I’ve been down too long
And you can believe me when I tell ya that I’m gunna go

But it feels nice just thinking of you
Law law le le le lew
Law law le le le lew