Dumb Luck

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released August 1, 2013

RELEASE DATE: August 1st 2013

All songs written by Circe Link & Christian Nesmith
Produced by Christian Nesmith
Engineered by Brant Biles
Additional Engineering by Matt Lavella
Engineered and Mixed by Christian Nesmith
Recorded at Stagg Street Studio
Mastered by Brant Biles, Los Angeles CA


Dumb Luck

RELEASE DATE: August 1st 2013

All songs written by Circe Link & Christian Nesmith
Produced by Christian Nesmith
Engineered by Brant Biles
Additional Engineering by Matt Lavella
Engineered and Mixed by Christian Nesmith
Recorded at Stagg Street Studio
Mastered by Brant Biles, Los Angeles CA

Christian Nesmith uses and endorses Line6 Guitars and Amps
Christopher Allis uses and endorses Drum Workshop drums, pedals and hardware,
Attack Drumheads, Vader Drumsticks, Istanbul Agop Cymbals, Factory Percussion



LYRICS & LINER NOTES

DUMB LUCK

It’s just dumb luck that I would find somebody new
I’ve always backed my way through life ’till I backed into you
Just an accidental tourist , never knew the path before us
Was the greener grass all along

It’s just dumb luck that I would find you here with me
No matter where I looked there was something I failed to see
Happenstance turned out romance is
Something better left to chance
Though fate’s been known to deal me dirty tricks
I think I can bet on love like this

It’s my dumb luck babe
I seems the gods will smile on some days
Dumb luck hey
That you could ever feel the same
Dumb luck, dumb luck
Now things are finally looking up
Guess it’s just because of my dumb luck

It’s just dumb luck that saved me from the bitter end
I’d chased away the big bad clouds and most of my friends
Just another anti hero, but added up you make this zero
Feel like I could be your number one
And this equation makes a happy sum

It’s my dumb luck babe
I can’t believe it’s going my way
Dumb luck hey
That you could ever feel the same
Dumb luck, dumb luck
Now things are finally looking up
Guess it’s just because of my dumb luck, oooo

These days I could break a thousand mirrors
These days nothing I do brings the tears
These days, these days

It’s just your luck but here’s the really stupid part
(Guess the joke’s on me)
They passed the buck on me when handing out brains and heart
But with your courage I could manage
To leave behind the twisted damage
Of the life I had so long ago
And we could make our way down golden roads

It’s my dumb luck babe
It seems the gods will smile on some days
Dumb luck hey
That you could ever feel the same
Dumb luck, it’s my dumb luck
Now things are finally looking up
Guess it’s just because of my dumb luck

All Songs Written by
Christian Nesmith (Neztoons Publishing BMI)
Circe Link (Narccisiphus Music BMI)

Except Calico Girlfriend by Michael Nesmith (Screen Gems)

Christopher Allis – Drums
Jason Chesney – Bass
Laura Drew – Backing Vocals
Circe Link – Lead Vocals
Christian Nesmith – Guitar & Backing Vocals
Debra Tala – Backing Vocals & Accordion
Michael Sherwood – Keys
Ian Walker - Upright Bass

Christian Nesmith uses and endorses Line6 Guitars and Amps
Christopher Allis uses and endorses Drum Workshop drums, pedals and hardware,
Attack Drumheads, Vader Drumsticks, Istanbul Agop Cymbals, Factory Percussion

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Track Name: Dumb Luck
DUMB LUCK

It’s just dumb luck that I would find somebody new
I’ve always backed my way through life ’till I backed into you
Just an accidental tourist , never knew the path before us
Was the greener grass all along

It’s just dumb luck that I would find you here with me
No matter where I looked there was something I failed to see
Happenstance turned out romance is
Something better left to chance
Though fate’s been known to deal me dirty tricks
I think I can bet on love like this

It’s my dumb luck babe
I seems the gods will smile on some days
Dumb luck hey
That you could ever feel the same
Dumb luck, dumb luck
Now things are finally looking up
Guess it’s just because of my dumb luck

It’s just dumb luck that saved me from the bitter end
I’d chased away the big bad clouds and most of my friends
Just another anti hero, but added up you make this zero
Feel like I could be your number one
And this equation makes a happy sum

It’s my dumb luck babe
I can’t believe it’s going my way
Dumb luck hey
That you could ever feel the same
Dumb luck, dumb luck
Now things are finally looking up
Guess it’s just because of my dumb luck, oooo

These days I could break a thousand mirrors
These days nothing I do brings the tears
These days, these days

It’s just your luck but here’s the really stupid part
(Guess the joke’s on me)
They passed the buck on me when handing out brains and heart
But with your courage I could manage
To leave behind the twisted damage
Of the life I had so long ago
And we could make our way down golden roads

It’s my dumb luck babe
It seems the gods will smile on some days
Dumb luck hey
That you could ever feel the same
Dumb luck, it’s my dumb luck
Now things are finally looking up
Guess it’s just because of my dumb luck

Written by
Christian Nesmith (Neztoons Publishing BMI)
Circe Link (Narccisiphus Music BMI)
Track Name: Calico Girlfriend
Dumb Luck

RELEASE DATE: August 1st 2013

All songs written by Circe Link & Christian Nesmith
Produced by Christian Nesmith
Engineered by Brant Biles
Additional Engineering by Matt Lavella
Engineered and Mixed by Christian Nesmith
Recorded at Stagg Street Studio
Mastered by Brant Biles, Los Angeles CA

Christian Nesmith uses and endorses Line6 Guitars and Amps
Christopher Allis uses and endorses Drum Workshop drums, pedals and hardware,
Attack Drumheads, Vader Drumsticks, Istanbul Agop Cymbals, Factory Percussion



LYRICS & LINER NOTES

DUMB LUCK

It’s just dumb luck that I would find somebody new
I’ve always backed my way through life ’till I backed into you
Just an accidental tourist , never knew the path before us
Was the greener grass all along

It’s just dumb luck that I would find you here with me
No matter where I looked there was something I failed to see
Happenstance turned out romance is
Something better left to chance
Though fate’s been known to deal me dirty tricks
I think I can bet on love like this

It’s my dumb luck babe
I seems the gods will smile on some days
Dumb luck hey
That you could ever feel the same
Dumb luck, dumb luck
Now things are finally looking up
Guess it’s just because of my dumb luck

It’s just dumb luck that saved me from the bitter end
I’d chased away the big bad clouds and most of my friends
Just another anti hero, but added up you make this zero
Feel like I could be your number one
And this equation makes a happy sum

It’s my dumb luck babe
I can’t believe it’s going my way
Dumb luck hey
That you could ever feel the same
Dumb luck, dumb luck
Now things are finally looking up
Guess it’s just because of my dumb luck, oooo

These days I could break a thousand mirrors
These days nothing I do brings the tears
These days, these days

It’s just your luck but here’s the really stupid part
(Guess the joke’s on me)
They passed the buck on me when handing out brains and heart
But with your courage I could manage
To leave behind the twisted damage
Of the life I had so long ago
And we could make our way down golden roads

It’s my dumb luck babe
It seems the gods will smile on some days
Dumb luck hey
That you could ever feel the same
Dumb luck, it’s my dumb luck
Now things are finally looking up
Guess it’s just because of my dumb luck

Written by
Christian Nesmith (Neztoons Publishing BMI)
Circe Link (Narccisiphus Music BMI)
Christopher Allis – Drums
Jason Chesney – Bass
Laura Drew – Backing Vocals
Circe Link – Lead Vocals
Christian Nesmith – Guitar
Debra Tala – Backing Vocals
Michael Sherwood – Keys



CALICO GIRLFRIEND

Me and my calico girlfriend
Starting a set of new rules
Watching the stars as they drop in
Making the nighttime a fool

Wandering over a roadway
Changing the signs of the times
Looking for love and a new day
Seeing with more than our eyes

Keeper of men and of shadow
Follow us up to the top
Taking the latch off the window
Giving us more than we dropped

Me and my calico girlfriend
Suddenly stare at the face
Of time and its hope that we’ll win
Then softly drop out of the race

Keeper of men and of shadow
Follow us up to the top
Taking the latch off the window
Giving us more than we dropped

Me and my calico girlfriend
Suddenly stare at the face
Of time and its hope that we’ll win
Then softly drop out of the race

Written by
Michael Nesmith (SCREEN GEMS-EMI MUSIC INC BMI)
Track Name: Sunday Driving
SUNDAY DRIVING

Sometimes I get up in the morning and while the world is yawning
I make my escape
I shake the blues out my bustle I’m tired of the hustle
Give me an escapade
Yes there’s a smiling sun, the day’s just begun
I’m footloose fancy free
If tomorrow we die then today we can ride, so come along with me

I want to go Sunday driving
Without arriving
There’s no place that I have to be
And if we go Sunday driving
We’ll all be smiling
I hope that you come Sunday driving with me

We’ll have a Sunday drive, piece of pie, slice of life, killing time
Maybe we’ll stop by the park or the beach
On our Sunday drive, getting high, you and I, so alive
Let’s not forget that this life is so sweet

If you’ve got existential nausea and feeling blue because uh’ya
Daily grind
Just flag me down when I am on your street climb into my rumble seat
Leave your woes behind
Yes sing a happy song, it’s been way too long
I know that you’ll agree
If today’s all we got then let’s go and get lost wandering we’ll be

Yeah when we go Sunday driving
Without arriving
There’s no place that I have to be
And if we go Sunday driving
We’ll all be smiling
I hope that you come
Get all undone
Have some good fun
Sunday driving, Sunday driving
Sunday driving with me

Written by
Circe Link (Narccisiphus Music BMI)
Christian Nesmith (Neztoons Publishing BMI)
Track Name: Hair of the Dog
HAIR OF THE DOG

Danny the drinker goes on a stinker five times a week or more
He’s not a loser
His higher power is taking a shower most every day ‘round four
He’s just a boozer
After a meeting he goes a greeting a step that can’t be ignored
2, 3, 4
His anonymity finds an affinity for friends who are better poured

He says, hey Harvey Wallbanger
Hi Pink Squirrel, Good evening Mr. Patron
Hello Miss Margarita, yes it’s always nice to see ya
But I’m taking Bloody Mary home

I need the hair of the dog, hair of the dog
Hair of the dog that bit me
This puppy’s pretty pickled
And my lilly liver’s tickled by the hair of the dog that bit me

Screwdriver Sally she lives in the valley but she ain’t the girl next door
A people pleaser
She’s workin’ in Chatsworth a euphemistic soda jerk and some of you know the score
No not a teaser
When she gets finished with her funny business she heads to the local pub
Let’s drink up
Everyone knows her bangers and blowers she’ll put a bug in your rug and

She says, hey Harvey Wallbanger
Hi Pink Squirrel, down the hatch bottoms up!
I think I’ll get a Greyhound to my Kamakazi uptown
With a B-52 for luck

I need the hair of the dog, hair of the dog
Hair of the dog that bit me
This puppy’s takes a pounding
When I’m lost I can be found under the hair of the dog
I’ll have the hair of the dog

Three more Old Fashioneds and my legs are like swizzle sticks
Tom Collins is dancing with one who should never mix
I’m three sheets, I’m twisted, I’m twazzed and I’m tossed
From wagons a spinning I’m bound to fall of, falling, falling, falling, falling

So if on occasion you wake in frustration to someone you’ve never met
A total stranger
Chewing your arm off won’t take the charm off the one you’d rather forget
Dog in the manger
You might consider a tonic with bitters next time your on the town
Grain or the grapery brewers or bakery but order me one more round

And I say, hey Harvey Wallbanger
Hi Pink Squirrel, Good evening Mr. Patron
Hello Miss Margarita, yes it’s always nice to see ya
But I’m taking Roy Rogers home

Make mine the hair of the dog, hair of the dog
Hair of the dog that bit me
That bowser’s pretty brutal
And it’s bound to screw your poodle, yes the hair of the dog
That dirty rotten stinkin’ hair of the dog
Hair of the dog, hair of the dog that bit me
This puppy’s pretty pickled
And my lilly liver’s tickled by the hair of the dog
I’ll have the hair of the dog, a little hair of the dog, give me the hair of the dog
Make mine the hair of the dog

Written by
Circe Link (Narccisiphus Music BMI)
Christian Nesmith (Neztoons Publishing BMI)
Track Name: Gossip Queen
GOSSIP QUEEN

He told her and she told him, and then they told us
Somewhere someone did something that was just too much
I’ve seen this condition a few times before
I have a small suspicion that I’ll see it some more
Boy tells girl, and girl tells boy, but don’t ask me why
Who did who, and who did what, when where and who by
Attrition from chickens with gullets of dread
I’ll write my own revision where I fill ‘em with lead, now everybody sing

Gossip, gossip, gossip, queen,
It’s like a social disease Gossip, gossip, gossip, gossiping
I know the headlines will scream
Giggle while you gaggle with a mandible wag
Listen to your mama it’s no good to be bad
Don’t look away ‘cause you won’t wanna miss
Finger on the trigger and it’s starting to itch for the
Gossip, gossip, gossip, gossip queen, gossip queen

It’s like a barrel full of monkeys or a kettle of fish
I’m running hot I’m running cold because the devils will dish
Their talking trash all over town
It’s like to drive me crazy man it’s bringing me down
I have an admission that I’ve done it too
A popular tradition it’s so old and it’s new
Gossip, gossip, gossip, gossip, yeah, gossip queen

Tabloids and all the papers, bad boys and all that jazz
Bastards and phony fakers, heartbreaks and going mad
Gossip, gossip, gossip, gossiping, it’s like a social disease
Gossip, gossip, gossip, gossip queen
I know the headlines will scream

So get along doggie on the pony express
I’ll drop a big ol house on your tiny little head
Don’t look now but you been put on the list and
Now everybody knows you’re such a bitch
Gossip, gossip, gossip, gossip, Queen you’re a
Gossip, gossip, gossip, gossip, Queen I’m a
Gossip, gossip, gossip, gossip, Queen
We’re just gossiping
You better shut your trap ‘cause no one’s listening!

Written by
Circe Link (Narccisiphus Music BMI)
Christian Nesmith (Neztoons Publishing BMI)
Track Name: City Lights
CITY LIGHTS

I see the city lights burning bright
Under an orange colored sky
The night is cold and dry and hearts will die
Waiting for love in the city lights
I came to town on the back of a breeze
Looking for fortune and fame
I was so wrong, now I’ll never get home
Nothing is here but the smoke and the mirrors
And the city lights, city lights, city lights
Red and blue diamonds, can you hear the sirens?
Shimmer glimmer calling you near
Come hither, wither, waste all your tears
As your years go by in the city lights

I see the city lights burning bright
Neon will shine in your eyes
The night is cold and dark and one more spark is
Fading away in the city lights

I came to town on the back of a breeze
Looking for somebody true
I was so wrong, now I’ll never get home
Nothing is here but the smoke and the mirrors
Of the city lights
Red and blue diamonds, can you hear the sirens?
Shimmer glimmer calling you near
Come hither, wither, waste all your tears as your years go by in the
City lights, city lights, city lights, city lights

Written By
Circe Link (Narccisiphus Music BMI)
Christian Nesmith (Neztoons Publishing BMI)
Track Name: Dream On
DREAM ON

I told a star the desire of my heart
But he said go to bed, dream on
I tossed a coin in a fountain of joy
The reply made me cry, it was dream on
Wishes are for fools who don’t know a thing
For you have seen the world and know the heartache it brings
No one knows the end until the curtain is drawn
So try to make the best of it
Smile and keep your chin up kid and dream on

Wishes are for fools who don’t know a thing
For you have seen the world and know the heartache it brings
No one knows the end until the curtain is drawn
So try to make the best of it
Smile and keep your chin up kid and dream on

I told a star the desire of my heart
The reply made me cry, it was dream on

Written by
Circe Link (Narccisiphus Music BMI)
Christian Nesmith (Neztoons Music BMI)
Track Name: Gettin' to Me
I gotta hand it to ya, since I knew ya
Some things fool ya, but you gotta a way
With what you’re doing, there’s something to it’s
Getting to me

Now baby I can’t name it, but you made it
Brought and paid it, seems I didn’t figure
You could hang on, I thought you’d go wrong
Getting to me

Like a derby queen I make the scene
I’m not too green, to know a good thing when I see it
Win, place or show
Betting on the dark horse, who could have known?

Nobody else can quite do, day or night do
All that you do, setting out the pace
But can ya keep up? It takes more than luck
Getting to me

Steady as she goes ‘cause heaven knows
That I’m no rose, I’m trouble
But you bring the blue sky when I’m feeling rain
I’m striking like lightening but you don’t mind the pain

It’s strange that I would want to, ask or plot to
Spend the time to see what makes you special
Guess I’m buying, all that you’re tryin’s
Getting to me

I don’t know what it is you think you’re doing
I don’t know who it is you think you’re wooing
It’s magic that you’re brewing is my cup of tea, I think you can see

Well I could hit the high way, wrong or right way
Go my own way. but I kinda like it, hope that you keep it up
Your little way of, your walk, your wiggle, each day of
Could it be love that’s getting to me, getting to me?

Written By
Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing (BMI)
Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI)
Track Name: Broken
BROKEN

The world is unkind to barefoot fools
And although I know
I keep breaking my toes anyway
The world is too hard on the kids in the yard
And although I see
I keep scraping my knees in the dirt

Getting broken and aren’t we all
Every step cant be the best sometimes you’re gonna fall
And get broken just like me
So pick me up so dust me off
I’ll start again if I get broken
When I get broken, mmm
If I get broken

Every time I see the map of bumps and tiny scars
I know where where to go and where I’ve been
If you see the cracks you might well notice in the dark that
Every break is where the light comes in

The world is unkind to tender souls
But I did not know
That I would go join the club
The world is too hard and I’ve being seeing stars
‘Cause I fell again
But in the end
It’s okay

To be broken and aren’t we all
Every step cant be the best sometimes you’re gonna fall
And get broken just like me
So pick me up so dust me off
I’ll start again if I get broken, mmm
When I get broken, la da da
If you get broken, mmm
When you get broken

Written by
Circe Link (Narccisiphus Music BMI)
Christian Nesmith (Neztoons Publishing BMI)
Track Name: Getting Old
GETTING OLD

I’m getting old, my looks ain’t what they used to be
I’m figure’s fighting gravity, it’s true, then there’s you
You’re getting old, no matter what you used to say
It’s happening to ya anyway, what can you do? Don’t be blue
‘Cause every silver hair upon your head is gold to me
We’ll rock n’ roll in our rocking chairs
It’s my Grateful Dead philosophy

It’s getting old, when people try to put us down
They forgot the block we’ve been around, once or twice, take my advice
When getting old, smell the flowers everyday
And when the showers come your way, let ‘em by, just step aside
“Cause life is like a roller-coaster
You can laugh or you can scream (I like to do both)
You’ll toss and turn before it’s over and some say it’s all a dream

Lah dat dah dat dah dah da da da
We roared in our twenties, in our thirties we were just gettin’ by
Great big wars in our forties, our fifties pretty nifty
In the sixties we all opened our eyes

Wait, who’s getting old?
My memory’s gone and so the verse
Better call us both a hearse real fast, ain’t gonna last
‘Cause getting old is coming sooner than you think
So gather rosebuds have drink and break the glass
Forget the past, cause even when you fall apart
I’ll be there to patch you up
Can’t hit the ball out of the park
But we still swing and with some luck
We’re gonna go out singing
Lah dat dah dat dah dah da da da

Written by
Circe Link (Narccisiphus Music BMI)
Christian Nesmith (Neztoons Publishing BMI)