Crows Say What?

by Crows Say Vee Eh

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    A collection of songs written over the past few years. Some from FAWM.org, some from 50/90 and others in between. (free US shipping)
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    Kevin Emmrich: vocals (all tracks); acoustic guitar (all tracks except 8); electric guitar (2, 7, 8, 11); slide guitar (8); bass (3, 5, 14 outro); percussion (2, 3, 4, 5, 8); banjo (5, 9, 12); ukulele (3, 5, 12, 13); songwriting (all songs written by Kevin Emmrich, BMI)
    Janet Emmrich: vocals (track 7)
    Sam Everett: vocals (tracks 2, 4, 6)
    Kelly Emmrich: "Hey Sam" (track 6)
    Floyd Jane: handclaps (track 9)
    All other instrumentation courtesy of PG Music, Inc.

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My first complete CD. I have done a bunch of RPM's and FAWM's, but here I have tried to compile a (fairly) coherent set of songs.

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released October 15, 2015

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Track Name: The Bup Bup Song
lyrics
The Bup Bup Song
(c) Emmrich 2014

(verse)
You make me reach
for the stars up above
they're too far
but that's the
way you make me feel

(verse)
two steps further
one step back
it's never any easier
than that, but that's
part of your appeal

(chorus)
you let me down easy
you pick me back up
no matter what happens
I never feel stuck

(verse)
gotta work on this
gotta work on that
don't sing sharp, don't sing flat
do it with all your might
just do it right

(chours)
you let me down easy
you pick me back up
no matter what happens
I never feel stuck

Kevin: acoustic guitars, vocals
PG Music: bass, drums
Track Name: Little Bit of Loving
Little Bit of Loving
(c) Emmrich 2012

(chorus)
She don't make me wonder
she don't make me wait
a little bit of loving
goes a long, long way
yea, a little bit of loving
goes a long, long way

(verse)
Way down south where the magnolias grow
How did I get so far away?
I must have turned left
when I should have turned right
so I'm heading back home at first light
cause ...

(chorus again)

(verse)
sun's peaking through
another step closer to you
i wonder what this new day will bring
breakfast at rosie’s diner
Everyone’s smiling at this hiker
it makes me want to sing,

(chorus again and outro)

Kevin: vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion
Sam: vocals
PG Music: bass, drums, harmonica, acoustic guitars, banjo, piano
Track Name: Slightly Out of Phase
Slightly Out of Phase
(c) emmrich 2014

hey now where you going
ride with me awhile
this ain't our first
rodeo

i hear what you're saying
but I think I'm going crazy
if you don't come with me
my insides will explode

i'm imagining a time
it's so sublime
like a fairy tale
a colorful landscape
just you and me
turning the page
and the memories ...
the memories won't fade

hey now where you going
sing with me awhile
this ain't our first big
concert show

we're only slightly out of phase
how's that for a funny phrase
when you get to talking
I never want you to stop

i'm imagining a time
it's so sublime
like a fairy tale
a colorful landscape
just you and me
turning the page
and the memories ...
the memories won't fade

Kevin: acoustic guitars, vocals, ukulele, bass, percussion
Track Name: Hey Hey
Hey, Hey
(c) Emmrich 2010

(verse)
hey, hey what's your name
walking down the road
you're going my way
if the truth be told

i know you’re wondering
who i am
but I hope you include me
in your little plans

(chorus)
i know i've taken you by surprise
i see that look in your eyes
just grab my arm, i'll do no harm,
let's see where this road leads

(verse)
hey, hey what's that I see
is that a little dog
I've heard it’s the best friend to have
when traveling down the road

Hey now we'll be three
you can come with us
we'll take good care of you
and you won't cause any fuss

(chorus)
i know we've taken you by surprise
i see that look in your eyes
just wag your tail down this happy trail
let's see where this road leads

(tag)
hey, hey what's your name
walking down the road
you're going my way
if the truth be told

Kevin: vocals, acoustic guitar, handclaps
Sam: vocals
Additional instrumentation courtesy PG Music
Track Name: I Think I Found Love
I Think I Found Love (woah-oh-oh)
© Emmrich 2013

I think I found love whoa-oh
I think I found love whoa-oh

(verse)
it was wrapped up like a gift
the kind you have to have
but no matter how many times you wished
it was underneath your tree
you woke up from that dream
before it was opened up

I think I found love whoa-oh
I think I found love whoa-oh

(verse)
and now you have a chance
the one you had to have
but you've seen this chance before
travel out that door
try not to count the failures
before it all unravels

(bridge)
Sometimes it all seems so real
sometimes it's like a movie scene
but when I look at you
and you stare back at me
i begin to hope
that it was meant to be

I think I found love whoa-oh
I think I found love whoa-oh

(verse)
I wasn't really looking
the future I can't see
I know my way's unsure
I might stumble and fall
hey, we've all fallen before
I'll pick you up if you pick up me.

(repeat bridge)

I think I found love whoa-oh
I think I found love whoa -- oh – oh

Kevin: acoustic guitar, bass, vocals, percussion, banjo, ukulele
Track Name: This is Her Weekend
This is Her Weekend (to watch the dogs)
(c) Emmrich 2015

I wanna go fishing
My ex is bitchin'
That there’s two dogs to watch
Says she needs a vacation
or some appreciation
but her lame story doesn't wash

I sort of do miss her
and the way things were
but she’s supposed to keep Delta and Dawn
we wrote it in the agreement
Judge Judy signed and sealed it
this is her weekend to watch the dogs.

(chorus)
I wish I was out barking
or howling at the moon
or down at Danny's
Buying babes typhoons
but here I am at home
Dog Whisperer on the tube
It must be against the law
this is her weekend to watch the dogs.

I'm gonna call my lawyer
and the National Guard
and when they arrest her, I'll applaud
she thinks she's found a loop hole
but she ain't gonna get parole
this is her weekend to watch the dogs.

(chorus again)

(bridge)
You know Delta and Dawn are sort of sweet
and they love lying by my feet
but Sam just gave a shout,
there are spring break girls all about

(chorus again and tag)

Kevin: Acoustic guitar, vocals
Sam: vocals
Kelly: "Hey Sam!"
PG Music: Drums, Bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano
Track Name: Thunderbird Motel Duet
Thunderbird Motel Duet
(c) Emmrich 2011

(Male verses)
sitting in the thunderbird motel
parking lot's half full
and my life’s half empty
sheets didn't get changed today
they don't hand out mints or shampoo bottles
there ain't no plans to re-model

but they'll take your cash with no id
you can stay if you can pay,
it's a good place
to get out of the world's way

(male only chorus)
and i need a place to go when i want out
out of this hole I’m in
i need a place where no one's gonna tell
and i found it here at the thunderbird motel

(Female Verse)
I work down at sam’s silver moon cafe
6am coffee to the working man’s table
breakfast and lunch when I am able
I stand and wait on customers all day
tips on the counter, crumbs on the floor
I’ll stay here ‘til I can’t stand it any more

(female only chorus)
... and I found him here at the Thunderbird Motel

(Bridge)
so don't look for us in no fancy part of town
don't look for us when the sun’s going down
we’ll be were you can’t find us
down at the thunderbird motel

(chorus again -- together)
and we need a place to go when we want out
out of this hole we’re in
we need a place where no one's gonna tell
and we found it here at the thunderbird motel
and we found it here at the thunderbird motel

Janet: vocals
Kevin: classical guitar, electric guitar, vocals
PG Music: drum, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica, piano, B3 Organ
Track Name: Ear of the Beholder
Country is in the Ear of the Beholder
(c) Kevin Emmrich 2009

(verse 1)
I got my radio on
listening to my favorite song
someone asks ...
"Is that really country?"
"It sounds all wrong"

(verse 2)
but it's telling me a story
about what life is really like
about a young girl, a farmer, a soldier
yea, "Country is in the ear of the beholder"

(chorus)
Country is as country does
quick to help and slow to judge
try to understand what folks go through
do what you can to help them improve
we got tunes about moms and dads
about love and loss
songs about a brand new daughter
yea, Country is in the ear of the beholder

(verse 3)
Now a lot of country singers today
were born and raised in cities
(say it ain't so)
maybe they cut their teeth on rock n' roll
or listening to those pop tart ditties
(ee-hee -- attempted a MJ imitation, ha, ha)

(verse 4)
But country is as big as all outdoors
we can fit a lot under our tent
around here no one's standing
over your shoulder
and country is in the ear of the beholder

(chorus 2)
Country is as country does
a little bit trashy and a lot a bit fun
try to understand what folks go through
do what you can to help them improve
we got tunes about moms and dads
teenage love and grace from above
we got songs about a brand new daughter
yea, Country is in the ear of the beholder

(Instrumental Break)

(Verse 5)
(listen up)
Quite a few folks think that real life
is staring at them from TV (no, no, no)
dancing, cat walks, AI, Big Brother
but Survival ain't guaranteed

(Verse 6)
so get up on your feet and clap your hands
if you ain't groovin', you're big at losin'
you can get better as you get older
and Country is in the ear of the beholder

(chorus )
Yea, Country is as country does
a little bit trashy and a lot a bit fun
try to understand what folks go through
do what you can to help them improve
we got tunes about moms and dads
preachers, teachers, Walmart greeters
and songs about that brand new daughter
yea, .... Country is in the ear of the beholder

(tag)
Yea ... wine, whiskey, pork or kosher
Country is in the ear of the beholder

Kevin: Vocals, slide guitar, electric guitar
PG Music: bass , drums, electric guitars, pianos, fiddles, brass
Track Name: Shout It Out
Shout It Out
© Emmrich 2014

(verse)
She wears a yellow dress
she smiles like the sun
and when you think you've
figured her out
she surprises you again
with the little things she does

(chorus)
and I've got to shout
there's no hiding inside
she makes life fun
and I haven't shouted out
for a long, long time

(verse)
She picks up the leaves
been scattered by the breeze
red and green and gold and brown
she throws them in the wind
and spreads her radiating grin

(chorus again)

Gotta shout it out
shout it out
Gotta shout it out
shout it out

(verse)
now that I've been exposed
to her charms and her ways
I never wanna go back
to those gray days

(chorus again)

Gotta shout it out
shout it out
Gotta shout it out
shout it out

(outro)
and I haven't shouted out
for a long, long time

Kevin: acoustic guitars, banjo, vocals
Floyd Jane: Handclap samples
PG Music: bass, drums, fiddle
Track Name: Can I Be Your Lover
Can I Be Your Lover?
(c) Emmrich 2010

Now I think about you every day
and I dream about you every night
I wonder why it took me so, so long
'cause girl you do it right

one dark day you danced into my life
one bright night you opened my eyes
and now I'm doing everything that I can
cause I sure do wanna be your man

hey girl, can I be your lover?
when you're around there's no trouble
and my mind gets the notion
the way you set things in motion
I'll never need another one
hey girl, can I be your lover?
hey girl, can I be your lover?
yea, yea, ... yea, yea, yea
girl, can I be your lover?

when I see that flash in your eyes
I hear the sparkle in your reply
I get a heart beating message
fate clearly expresses
I gotta make you mine

well, today's the day I make a move
and tonight's the night I hope you choose
that you let me doing everything that I can
cause I sure do wanna be your man

(chorus again x2)

Kevin: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
PG Music: drums, bass, acoustic guitar, banjo, electric guitar
Track Name: Life's Too Good
Life's Too Good
(c) Emmrich 2014

(verse)
you're sitting in your armchair
counting your gray hairs
thinkin' on the dreams you've had
no one comes a' knocking
the clock's tick-tocking
you're gonna drive yourself half-mad

it's time you got up and
go out the front door
and have some fun once more

(chorus)
Life's too good to waste another moment
gotta take advantage of this
every second lost is like a
great kiss that you've missed
it's a slice of time
you can't get back
a pretty girl you passed on your way
Life's too good to waste another moment
so get out and enjoy the day

(frenzied instrumental!)

(verse)
down at the coffee shop
thinkin' it's gonna be a flop
and in walks a girl you once knew
she's looking mighty fine
and you're catching her eye
it's time for a rendezvous

you’d better get up
walk across the floor
and have some fun once more

(chorus again)

Kevin: acoustic guitars, vocals, electric guitar
PG Music: bass, drums, harmonica
Track Name: I'm a Big Bear
I'm a Big Bear
(c) Emmrich 2015

I'm a big bear going on a journey
I’m a big bear crossing rivers and rocks
never know what the day will bring
but always like watching them hawks

I wonder what it would be like to fly
I always liked to climb up so high
never let go except once as a cub
mama bear thought I was gonna die!

deep in the woods
or by the river
I am the king
of my domain
but I know
my limits
I still get wet
when it rains

I’m a big bear, yeah
but the world’s still bigger than me

Kevin: vocals, banjo, guitar, ukulele
PG Music: bass, drums
Track Name: Rides Her Appaloosa
Rides Her Appaloosa
(c) Emmrich 2015

(verse)
Sally lives in the city
streets are filthy she don't feel pretty
her chances slim but she won't give in
like her mama did
when she was just a kid

(chorus)
but at night sally rides her appaloosa
where no one calls her a loser
way out west life's a perfect score on a test
she don’t worry about her future
because she gets to ride her appaloosa

(verse)
sees painted on the wall a desert flower
gotta hurry it's dark in less than a half-hour
walking home on 5th is kinda crazy
the boys might be lazy
but their words cut deeper
than a cougar's claws

(bridge)
the dishes clink like a western dinner bell
she hurries with the clean-up
so her mom won't begin to yell
Miss Thompson says the way out is education
but most here don't make it to graduation

(chorus)
but at night sally dreams of riding her appaloosa
where no one calls her a loser
way out west life's a perfect score on a test
she don’t worry about her past or future
'cause she gets to ride her appaloosa

Kevin: guitar, ukulele, vocals
PG Music: bass, drums, cello, piano
Track Name: She Don't Know
She Don't Know the Way I Feel
(c) Emmrich 2014

she don't know the way I feel
It's just something in my head
I've gotta get out
I've gotta get out

her favorite color's a shade of teal
sorta color blind, might as well be red
I can't make it out
I wanna make out

(bridge)
maybe I'll ask her to go on a little walk
tell her we gotta have a little talk
about nothing at all
'bout nothing at all

she don't know the way I feel
It's just something in my head
that's driving me mad
too many words unsaid

(bridge)
maybe when we're a little bit older
many days and years from now
we'll laugh about this fear and doubt
but right now I wanna shout

she don't know the way I feel
gotta convince her I'm the real deal
can’t just be in my head
she wants to be more than friends

she don't know the way I feel
might just be in my head
it’s gotta get out
yea, gotta scream and shout

Kevin: acoustic guitars, vocals, bass (tag only)
PG Music: bass, percussion (tag only)