Gravy's In Your Area

Cuddle Up

Cuddle Up
















Gravy's in Your Area

Gravy's In Your Area
















Fire Escape

Fire Escape
















Like You Mean It

Like You Mean It
















Wait A Minute

Wait A Minute
















Fort Lewis

Fort Lewis
















Orpheus

Orpheus
















Boogieman

Boogieman
















Testify

Testify
















Party Hard

Into The Sun

Into The Sun


Come June, or July all depending on where you’re from.
When you reach your eyes to the sky you’ll see that great
Big old
Sun!

Get on up, get on out, and shine SHINE! Shine just like the sun!

Now when you get off the bus,
BV: Ooh oooh.
ya feet hit the pavement.
Keep walkin’ ya must, you can’t stop ta gawk at the patrons,
on the sidewalk, in the diner, in the street,
They all lookin’ for one thang and that’s a piece of meat now.
They’re workin’ their feet out on the beat until they’re dogs are tired and barking out loud now now!

Get on up, get on out, BV: Everybody get up!
and shine SHINE! Shine just like the sun yeah!
BV: Get out into the sun!
You got to get on up my people! C’mon!

And you’re ALL my people.




Bafftub Jim

Bafftub Jim


woooee! that's right court supreme
hey eldridge / yeah ol pollina / how you doin tonight / mighty fine / hey
why don't you tell us a story one time

a pious pupil in parochial school
i always did what my headmaster told me to but you know
some boy's gotta be a man
and gotta see the exterior of these four walls again I
gotta leave barbados for the mainland I
gotta hop a ship and go you know I
need find a place where i can dust my toes in the sand

gotta get back home again
hop a train and feel my hair free flowin in the wind
get back home find some space to roam and sip some hot bafftub gin
gotta get back home again
oh you know
i gotta get back home
wherever that may be

back in some childhood haunts i found a pair of
brilliant savants banging away in some
honky tonks you know for women and wine
to pass the time and keep the rednecks outta the swamps
the three of us played and it shook the floor
i heard lucifer banging at the back door he's ringing the bell
now i gotta go before he takes me straight back to

chorus
i hear the brake man calling me out
i'm goin i'm goin i'm gone

now when my feet get tired and my soul gets worn
all i want to hear in this whole wide world is some trombone

sippin on some sassafrass I smoke some grass and get back home

chorus
i hear you calling me out now now i'm just
sipping from the hip flask of old jack black
find a place where i can wash my head
a place where i can graze just like the buffalo you know

Party Hard

Party Hard


people i know what you came out here to do
getchaself lookin' all tight
we gonna funk you all night long
til the break of dawn
layin out licks
slammin out kicks -o-
blowing them horns

Don't stop whatcha doin it's incredible
it's so delightful you'll be doin it all the time
it's oh so scrumptious I'm gonna give you some-a my
hard candy
i don't mean to be presumptuous
be we

we Party hard
we party hard

everybody get up
everybody get high
get down with the funk and have a good time
gettin' down's the only thing that matters
dance til your dress is in tatters - holes in ya shoes

can't stop whatcha doin even if you wanted to
don't hold nothin' back now
throw out the rules and act a fool
step out on the dance floor do what you do
you'll be right where you need to be
ridin' shotgun with the Court Supreme

everybody wanna funK everybody knows how...
we party hard

Ballad Of The Overachiever

Ballad of the Overachiever


frustrated, down and out, feeling alone
well, it ain't easy being you
bearing your unique load but,
this is it!
path you've chosen nobody else can walk down that road
you take a hit!
start to give to the negative
there's something i think you should know

CHORUS
it takes time (to make it your own way)
(but) it's all right (as long as you have me)

reach for the summit of life and don't let anyone ever
dictate to you
it'll feel so right looking down on us from that height,
from that point of view but,
ain't it funny how you're still a part of it
when you're up there looking down
just remember where you started from

CHORUS X2

BRIDGE (X3)
get yourself up off your high horse
get yourself out on the dance floor
shake it

CHORUS X2

Instrumental Break

CHORUS X2

Grow

Grow


born into this body not that long ago
and i'm still trying to figure out who this is/ tomyself be knwon
you best believe that life was easier as a boy
but i gotta be a man now be who I truly am no I can no longer avoid

grow
stand up stand tall started from a crawl

When i was a child imagination running wild
always trying so hard to be mature so insecure you'd never seem worthwhile
now that i am a man i can understand what i was running from
now i see this is who i'll forever be and i'm never done growing, growing,

chorus

gtr solo

chorus
what are you runnin from son don't you know yr never done







Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers


There comes a time, a time, a time…
maybe ’bout twice a month
$: Maybe ’bout twice a month
When you hold in your hand your blood sweat and tears, in the form of a pay stub

$:A what? BV:*Gotta get your pay stub.*
And no matter how much of your life you gave away, Uncle Sam always gonna take a little bit mooooooore.
When you get that check back in your hand, you wanna say damn, Uncle Sam, where’s all my social security?

Chorus: Getcha’ getcha getcha getcha getcha getcha sticky sticky fingaz, Out of my pocket!

There comes a time of year that some anticipate, and others fear
when you gotta do your taxes
$: what you know about ya taxes? BV:*gotta do yer taxes*
Mark one for yourself and one for your dependant get out the little booklet and find yourself in the back of it, there you are.
O, cross your I’s or dot your T’s, or your lower case j’s or the other way around?
I always get so confused, when I’m doin’ my W-2′s.
But either way, if you gotta pay, or if you get some back, you want to say, I ain’t got jack now.
Ya’ll, sing the song with me, Alright……

Chorus

Exceptional

Exceptional


and whatchu need
and whatchu have
are two differnet things that you hold in two separate hands

but when you bring them together
just like grains of sand
well, you will see what you have
it's truly exceptional, man.

ahh, ahh, oh, oh

don't keep it a secret
we're all compelled to share
do you surround yourself with many friends or do you despair?
you've got to reach out and hold on to one another.
look around- see the smiling faces of your sisters, your bothers.

ahh, ahh, oh, oh - You got to keep on holding on! Yeah, alright!

Donnie: What's goin' down y'all?- This is Donnie Dollerstack. Y'all know what it's time for. It's time for a soul clap with Eldridge Gravy & Court Supreme!

alright! You know what we came here to do?
to tell you how to move it.
I'm gonna show you a good time
with Eldridge & The Court Supreme

Throat Dry

Throat Dry


ahem
oo--- my goodness
i don't know
where i been sleepin'
somebody clear the air
it's gettin' kinda smoky in here
mmm
hey - whose couch is this?

[colonel]: let me alone eldridge, I'm nappin'

oh! no, no - say, who's couch is this?

[colonel]: it's the colonel's

ah - the colonel's couch. i didn't know.

i need somethin' to drink
my throat dry
i need a glass of water

need somebody to take me by the elbow
why don't we go up the stairs?
and get a tall, cool drink of water
i need some help to reach the top shelf
and get a tall, cool drink
i need need need

my throat dry
so dry
my throat dry
i need some help to reach the top shelf
and get a tall, cool drink of water

[guitar solo]

oo---

my throat dry
i need a glass of water

Us Is What Time It Is

Can't Help It

Can't Help It


hot, when you're lookin at me that way
stop making me want to betray
these thoughts I've been holding back all day
I'm frought with this tension I can no longer hold at bay
So if we got a little something together then why's it feel so big
cause whether I'm alone or in a crowded room you're always in my head
it's just the little things that you do that make me wanna get my hands on you
I push it down it keeps comin back hittin me harder than a heart attack

I gotta get home to your love
if it's the last thing I do
I've been holding it in so long
that I can't wait any more
Do you know what you do to me?
I'm burning up just wasting time

I plot and I scheme ways to get home early
cuz I'm hot and I steam for my pretty girl
the clock on the wall's been stuck like hours or days
the only thing I really know for sure is I gotta get home to my baby






Escalator

Escalator


awoke to find myself in motion eyes open wide watching the sky roll by
seems I'm alone my bags are packed but I'm not headed home
it's been days on this moving sidewalk there's no one around my breath the only sound
and the clicking of my heels on the concourse of my mind (gotta make it to my gate)

my feet are taking me up on the downstair to nowhere
down on the escalator
going up or going down

made my way to the ticket counter I
spoke but wasn't heard my mouth made no words it
wouldn't have mattered anyway cause I'm taking to the open space wondering which way to my gate which way's my plane
when I look at the map kiosk
I realize I'm utterly lost
the words blur and the lines all squiggle around
I don't know which way is up or down
I only know I (gotta make it to my gate)

I don't recall boarding the train I'm riing but there's nobody driving
and nobody's here
leaning my head against the window pane frosting it up with perspiration
looking outside for some sign of life
maybe my plane
but there's nobody around no smiling faces

where my feet take me
I must follow wherever they go
escalator

Do What You Do

Do What You Do


you got to give some if you wanna get some
it takes more than ambition you got to prove your aptitude
gotta get technotronic with nanotype bionics in the world of robotics you can become quixotic
if you fall down pick yourself up dust it off and you can do it over again

again again start it all over again
if you don't get it right the first time you're destined to do it again

and when you're in my lab penning schematic diagrams
just be aware that i'm molding your mind soft as the eraser you use on your paper
work through frustration and you will discover robotic elation if you do it all over
again if you don't get it right the first time
you're destined to do it again till you get it right get it tight

do what you do
cause you do what you do
whatcha know about theory
whatcha know about hypotheses
whatcha know about experimentation
or analyrical properties
you've got to get it right the first time
or you're destined to do it all over again
experimentation could be far more fruitful if you do it all over again

Pick You Up

Pick You Up


I know that when you call me usually in tears it can't be good
cause when I last heard from you it brought me bad news
let me know when you're done and I'll come pick you up
if you don't have another ride
but when you climb inside my cab looking beat up and drab
nononononono don't expect my sympathy I'll be your friend in the morning
your mascara's running all down your cheek no shoes on your feet girl
if you been where I've been then you know what I'm thinking
where you sleeping
maybe you can sleep on my couch tonight
but when you climb inside my cab wipe your feet on the mat
nononononono don't expect my sympathy
I'll be your friend in the morning














Get It Got It Good

Get It Got It Good


you and I we've been at this thing such a long time
don't let me paint the picture wrong sugar our masterpiece is perfect down to every line
sometimes my words become obstructions to the truth
so let's just let our love do the talking it's easier between me and you

get it got it good that's fine
I've just got to know
would you please could you be mine

so let's get it together wrap it up tight and send it off home
let everyone talk about it fuss 'n' fight how could they tell us we're wrong
cause we worked it out not stopping now without a doubt this is real

so take my hand and I'll take yours and we can say yes I do
this beautiful ceremony is just that you knew our love would see us through











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