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lyrics of the songs on the CRACK PIPES tape "the yeah sound" -- 4-track recorded at Ray's house by Ruben in 1997

teenage superman - well, i know you're 16 and i'm 15 / but if we thought it could happen / you'd be my red leather queen / and i'd be your / teenage superman x 2 / now nothing now / can harm me now / gonna live until i die / riding 'round in my hot rod car / teenage superman x 2 / now under the discoball / i'm going to kiss you all / no one understands me / my mind's a star / teenage superman x 2 / now it's fire red / it's red like fire / pill poppin' momma / don't you worry / i ain't too tired / we're gonna fuck 'til dawn / because i'm / teenage superman x 2

hot dang - well, the policeman pulled me over / and the preacherman, too / they both wanted to know / what i thought about you / hot dang / you make the angels sing / hot dang / now, when i first saw you / the mountains trembled and fell / a hole opened up in heaven / and i just had to yell / hot dang / you make the angels sing / hot dang / hot dang x 3 / now, if you wore my ring / i would jump and sing / take a trip around the world / and call you my hot dang / hot dang

R-n-R - he said / blow for a blow / she said/ i'm good to go / he said / back of my car / she said / here in the bar / yeah yeah / rock-n-roll / yeah yeah / rock-n-roll / yeah / now this is what she said / she said / give it to me / she said / give it to me / clockwise / she said give it to me / clockwise / yeah yeah / rock-n-roll

streets of nashville [song for steve earle] - well, i built my dreams on those tall gray towers / that whistle like a wrecked train / yeah i packed my hopes / with a solid gold heart / but i got them all ripped apart / on the streets of nashville / yeah you gotta keep your eye on your back / while the meters running / cuz all the smiles are knives / yeah i moved too fast/with a weak man's pride / and you can't dig a shallow grave / when all the city is paved / now it's a pity / it's a pity / like the look in a drunk old rocker's eye / knocked down and fucked up / you ain't shit / on the streets of nashville / (testifying) / just get me off / the streets of nashville

the right guy - so now you're wearing his diamond ring / and you're living up on the hill / in his great big mansion not thinking of me / but someday you'll see / yeah someday you'll know / i'm the right guy / the right guy / the right guy for you / now i'm walking right out that door / ain't gonna love you no more / money stole your heart / riches captured your soul / but someday you'll see / yeah someday you'll know / i'm the right guy / the right guy / the right guy for you

cemetery road blues - i've got a shotgun now / why don't you come back home / i stole a GTO / why don't you come back home / because/ there won't be no excitement / until we're / on the road / i'm gonna shoot that sheriff down / i've got a shotgun now / we're gonna burn that town / for what it's done / because / there won't be no excitement / until we're / in our graves

the spider spins her web at night - now listen here / the bible can explain a lot of things / but the bible can't explain everything / breaking rocks / in the hot hot sun / to me would be a merciful one / instead of the life that i spent with her / don't look in her eyes / don't watch her curves / if i had a son / from creation's blessing / there's only one lesson / i'd have him be learned / don't be looking in the eyes of no women / don't be walking in the graveyards alone at night / don't be doing what your father has done / don't be walking with the undead ones / don't get caught in their poison traps / their hearts are black / and their webs are tight / and the spider spins her web at night

the other 1/2 - i jumped the fence / i walked on the grass / i did it yeah / to see how the other half lives / how the other half lives / look at all them brand new cars / look at all them pretty girls / there's not a bad set of skin amongst them / i guess that's how / the other half lives / how the other half lives / now when i walk / i walk free / no debts / no fears / are holding me / and when i breathe / i breathe free / no boss / nobody / is fucking with me / now they can see / how the other half lives / how the other half lives/ mother / fucking / righteous