Get Up

by drunkdude69



The fourth release from drunkdude69, combining all of our favorite ingredients: crunchy rock guitar, glassy Hammond organ, funky horns, tight vocal harmonies and some synthy sprinkles thrown in for flavor.

We've even thrown in our take on the Tubes song "Gonna Get It Next Time". Enjoy!


released June 9, 2012

Recorded in Cleveland at Snoozeking Studios, Ante Up Audio, 2011-12, with some older tracks recorded at The Ranch.

Engineered by DD69. Additional engineering by Gavin Murphy for the Ante Up sessions.

Mixed by Scott Martin.

Mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters, Memphis TN

Design by Scott Martin.

Songs published by Snoozeking Music / Rubber Duckling Music (ASCAP).


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Track Name: Today Special
Wake up at 1:30, make our way downstairs with sleepy eyes
Reheat yesterday's coffee, need that high octane to shine and rise
Head to the Ridge or maybe Grumm's or Richie Chan's
That's how we do it baby, living at the Ranch
Every day, we find,
Is one of a kind

Come on in
To where the party never ends
It's time to get down
With a little help from all of our friends
Good times
Like you can't remember when
Until the sun comes up tomorrow
And we do it all over again

Hot tub in the backyard, freaky people partying outside
(They're freaky... and whacked-out)
What time is it, I don't know, makes no difference, pay no nevermind
Front porch is rockin', deep dark secrets are exposed
Don't come a-knockin' if that bedroom door is closed
Everything sublime
Is blowing our minds

Tomorrow seems like it's a million miles away
The time to live it up will always be today
It's a lost weekend
Over and over again
Track Name: Waiting
Locked up inside
Living like a castaway
Sailing with the tide
Hoping rescue comes someday

On Friday night
You medicate just to forget
Turn down the lights
You've got a hot date with your tee-vee set

That good things come to those who
Yeah yeah
How long does it take?
You and I
We might run out of time to waste
Waiting on the good things

And in your eyes
Things all seem to look the same
Nothing's ever right and
Nothing's ever gonna change

You spend your Sundays
Drinking wine and cursing fate
Sleep it off on Monday
When you've got nothing but time
You know you're never late
Track Name: Get Up
Fade in
Always hesitating
Has been, or
Never was in waiting
Nothing ever changing -
Just can't lay your burdens down

And all you ever feel is fed up
Every day feels like it's just another set-up

Hang tough
Let 'em all keep talking
So what
Sometimes there's no stopping
Stand up
Brand new day is dawning
Time to turn the tables around

When all you ever feel is fed up
Every day feels like it's just another set-up
When the pressure never ever seems to let up
That's when it's time to get up

Come on! Come on! Come on!
You got to get up on the one
Come on! Come on!
(Got to find your groove)
Come on! Come on! Come on!
You got to get up on the one
Come on! Come on!
(Time to make your move)

Break out
Getaway condition
No doubt
Making it your mission
Time to get this thing off the ground
Track Name: Another Day
Welcome to another day
The pounding on your door is opportunity
Don’t let it slip away
Coffee’s on before it’s light
All the good intentions in your waking world
Won’t make a damn thing right

Start the car
Daydream through rush hour
Rank and file
Imagine another day

Standing there with feet of clay
You’ll aspire only to complacency
And then you’ll fade away
Take another coffee break
Swear you’ll keep that list of private promises
You can’t afford to make

You’re just killing time
Convince yourself
Tomorrow is another day

You could spend a lifetime
Examining where you’ve been
But you’ve got to walk in a straight line
You can’t just circle around again
You’ve got to live like you have not got another day
Track Name: Good Times
And your mood’s just as black as your coffee
One more day’s
Just another eight hours on your feet
You think of all the time gone by
That there’s got to be more to your life
And you’re right

There are still good times
Don’t let ‘em pass on by
Might seem tough today
But don’t look back and say
You missed the good times
They’re right before your eyes
Look and you will find
You and yours still have good times

And she said this time it’s really over
Trying to find
The words to say how much you love her
You feel like all you do is fight
But you know it’s not that black and white
Don't you realize

And we never know when
Our time here will be gone for good
Got to look for the good times
Recognize them
And know we enjoyed them
When we could
Track Name: Lose U Baby
I'm wonderin' what you're doin'
I'm askin' what's the deal
You show up after blowin' me off for weeks
I can't believe you're for real

You break up with me one day
The next you wanna ball
I think you might be crazy, baby
Maybe it ain't worth it at all

(hit me!)
I don't wanna be the one stuck in the middle
I don't need to be the one to sort it out
I ain't gonna be the one who gives a little
That ain't what it's about

I got to lose you baby
I got to lose you baby
I got to lose you baby baby
Come on, you got to go

You used to have a temp job (but)
You couldn't hold it down
You call me up to borrow just one more month's rent
You're jerkin' me around

You like to say that you're an actress
That someday you'll be a star
You're actin like you're twenty, honey
It's your best performance by far
Track Name: Mine
What's mine is mine
The time is mine
I'm mining time, digging
Deep for the well of my
Soul, digging deep til I
Fall down the rabbit hole
Then I'll know
The well's run dry, well

It's a dry run
No harm done
Shut the blinds so they
Block out the sun, son
Shut my eyes shut my
Mouth blind deaf dumb
So it goes
I feel just fine

(The well's run dry)
I feel just fine

Come hell or come high water
I keep on floating
I think if I drink long enough
I can swallow this ocean
One way and then the other
The waves keep on rolling
Through hell or high water
I keep on floating

What's mine is mine
This time is mine
I lost the time trying
Hard not to lose my con-
trol, tried to bend, tried a-
gain, tried to play a role
Now I know
The well's run dry, well

Give the high sign
Glass of jug wine
Kill the lights and
Open the blinds, I'm
Drifting just like
Dust in sunshine
So it goes
I feel just fine

And who's high and mighty now?
Did it hurt when you fell down?
We filled this ocean with our tears
Now we both float down here
Track Name: Bartender
Pour me a drink laced with derision
Stop me from thinking out loud
I walked the brink, slave to a vision
I fell down before I got proud

I find myself going through stages
Certitude turning to doubt
Opening up the animal cages
Letting the wild things out

And maybe one more round
Then I’ll get myself all straightened out
After this last cigarette
I'll see how close to the straight and narrow I can really get

Shuffle my feet, induce hibernation
Going from better to worse
It seems to me like my destination's
At the other end of another funky universe

But maybe just one more round
Then I'll get myself all straightened out
I’ll get up off this barstool and prove to the world
That I ain’t nobody’s fool

It's a sad sad story baby, but it's the truth
And if you listen for a minute maybe you'll hear the proof
I never wanted anything I wasn't willing to earn
But in the end I couldn't benefit from lessons I learned
So now I find myself repeating what the cynics believe
And everything that I was told about what I could achieve
Floats in the bottom of this glass
And while I drink it up they can just kiss my ass
'Cause it ain't tough to sit back in the easy chair
Point at me and laugh and say my life is going nowhere
Hey, even though they act secure,
deep inside they're drowning in uncertainty
While I keep myself anesthetized and
what I don't know ain't hurting me

I may be pathetic
Or maybe I'm not
But I'll take one more of whatever you've got
Track Name: Peckers
Walking around
Like you got it all figured out
You always front but we know what you're all about
Stick out your chest,
Yes, we're all impressed
With the size of your big name Rolodex

You want the spotlight
It makes you feel right
Until the bill arrives
And then you're outta sight
Every time it's the same story
Steal the glory

There you go
There you go
Go again
Droppin' names like it ought to mean something
Tall tales wrapped in little lies
Always got your eyes on the Cracker Jack prize
There you go
There you go
Go again
Playin' games like you've got to win something
And we're just a means to an end
You're like a broken record baby, there you go again

Right now
You're still running your mouth
Talking about going up to the penthouse
Oh no
Pull out your phone
A bunch of numbers but nobody's ever at home
Who's got the champagne?
Why don't they know your name?
Always looking 'round
But you're the one to blame
Go get the bellhop
Believe it or not
Last night you were kicking it with Kid Rock

There you go
There you go
Go again
Droppin' names like it ought to mean something
Tall tales wrapped in little lies
Always got your eyes on the Cracker Jack prize
There you go
There you go
Go again
Playin' games like you've got to win something
But you always fail to impress
When you try to buy authority at everyone's expense
Track Name: Gonna Get It Next Time
Temptation, frustration, it’s getting hard to understand
Inflation, stagnation, problems surrounding modern man
Big city, no pity, it’s just a thing you can’t erase
She’s pretty, so witty, if only you could see her face

She’s got you dancing on a dime
She’s got you running till you’re blind
Gonna get it next time

Statistics, logistics, they never tell you what to feel
The big fix, the cheap tricks, they never tell you what is real

You keep on hoping that you’ll find
A way to ease your troubled mind

Your modern problem's very real

Suspicion, ambition, you go on living day to day
Position, condition, there’s got to be a better way

They've got you dancing on a dime
They've got you running till you’re blind

They never tell you what to feel
Your modern problem's very real

Illusion, confusion, it’s hard to know what to believe
Solution, pollution, it’s such a tangled web we weave

You keep on hoping that you’ll find
A way to ease your troubled mind
There’s always somebody else in line
Gonna get it next time