Rock Me: The Best of Skipshot

by Skipshot

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A collection of recordings from Skipshot's history. Some are from the self-titled demo released in 2003, some are from an unfinished demo in the 2005 timeframe and some are practice recordings that were never meant to see the light of day. All are homemade. All are from the heart.

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released March 1, 2014

Chad Hetterley - Vocals and guitar
John Bradley - Guitar and vocals
Paul Hushbeck - Drums and duct tape
Aaron Hoyle - Bass on some tracks
Jerry Lohr - Bass on the other tracks

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Skipshot Denton, Texas

Topic: Bass players - why are we always looking for a new one? Discuss among yourselves.

Chad, Paul and John plus Aaron (2003-2004) and Jerry (2005-2006).

Band photo by Ed Steele (www.edsteelephotography.com/‎) before he was Ed Steele.
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Track Name: Fear of Being Lonely
Well we all make bad decisions
Some are worse than others
But the fear of being lonely
Is the thing that did me in

And there will be no excuses
And there will be no lies
Just a deep and urgent longing
To go back and make things right

But there’ll be no second chances
For the boy that jumped the gun
Only quiet resignation
At the deeds already done

In the end it’s probably better
Learned the lesson, lost the prize
In time will come the healing
And the myth
That things will be alright

It just not in my nature
To accept the way things are
But some things can’t be mended
It’s just best to let things be

Just accept the things you can’t change
That’s the line we’re fed from birth
And when a woman has made up her mind
It’s just no use to fight

And there’ll be no second chances
For the boy that jumped the gun
Only quiet resignation
At the deeds already done

In the end it’s probably better
Learned the lesson, lost the prize
In time will come the healing
And the myth
That things will be alright

And the fear of being lonely
Is the thing that did me in
Seems like it’s the only thing
That matters in the end

And I’m sorry I can’t go back
And change the things I’ve done
Guess I’ll have to learn to live with
Being lonely one again
Track Name: Amputee
Paint my face with kisses
Blur my eyes with tears
Raise my expectations
Drown me in my fears

Cause my face to smile
Kill my mood with grief
If you send love down the drain
Does the flush sound like a sigh of relief?

Everybody’s got their arms around somebody
But I might as well be an amputee
With my own outstretched to try and make you stay
All I do is crush you or push you away

Make my spirit soar
Infest my soul with doubt
Will you let the spark ignite
Or do your best to snuff it out?

Seeing eye to eye
Fighting tooth and nail
If I make you feel so special
Why do I feel doomed to fail

Everybody’s got their arms around somebody
But I might as well be an amputee
With my own outstretched to try and make you stay
All I do is crush you or push you away
Track Name: Homeopath
Moon over London
Cars in the alleyway
Riding my heels
Low as the desert

A confrontation
A floating apparition
Inconsequential
Unimportant

False hope is still hope
Ignore the critics, believe the hype
Pain makes the world go 'round
When everyone's against me, you're on my side

Fighting the battles
Cleansing the spirit
With a bottle of spirits
A homeopathic cure

A formidable opponent
Frost on the windshield
An ambush in waiting
Cold as the air you breathe

False hope is still hope
Ignore the critics, believe the hype
Pain makes the world go 'round
When everyone's against me, you're on my side
Track Name: Story
Alarm clock didn’t go off this mornin’
Woke up late without a warnin’
Rush to the bathroom, no time to waste
I can’t believe there’s no toothpaste

Start to make a cup of coffee
No cream, no sugar won’t work for me
I’ve got to stop, at the corner sto’
But the clerk behind the counter is too damn slow

It’s the story of my life
Don’t you wish it was your life
It’s the story of my life

Out on the highway, bumper to bumper
Bitch cuts me off, wish I could thump her
I can’t get right, miss my off-ramp
Of bad mornings, I’m the champ

Arrived at work, still got the stank-breath
Bossman’s givin’ me a look of death
“You look like hell, you’re always tired,
Long story short, you’re fucking fired!”

It’s the story of my life
Don’t you wish it was your life
It’s the story of my life
Track Name: Came and Went
Locked inside
For so long
Out it comes… with tears
It’s not through
Up for last
How am I still here
Laughed the pain, broke the lock
All I want… is here
Hold the slack, all I’ve spent
Is inside… my blind

How could I
be your saint
When I can’t… be real
I should hold
What I taste
Until it… seems true
What you show
And I know
All there is… to fear

Never needed
But I still wanted
Came and went again
Never needed
But I still wanted
Came and went… one last time

Locked inside
For so long
Out it comes… with tears
It’s not through
Up for last
How am I still here

Never needed
But I still wanted
Came and went again
Never needed
But I still wanted
Came and went… one last time
Track Name: Love or Money
Why create?
Invest all your money and time?
Who will relate
Only your friends or the people in the beer line?
Why emote?
Pour your pathos on the stage?
That song you wrote?
Would you trash it just because they offer you a wage?

Do you do it for
Love or money?
If you’re not sure
This shit ain’t funny

What’s the sense
When no one’s even listening?
What’s your defense
When no one pays attention to you up there doing your thing?
Penny for your thoughts
You’d be lucky to score a free beer
What would be the cost
If you abandoned your craft and gave it up because they never cheer?

Do you do it for
Love or money?
If you’re not sure
This shit ain’t funny

Right now it’s not your song
That’s runnin’ through their heads
You could tear the roof off
But they haven’t heard a word you said
Maybe you could be content
Performing someone else’s art
But me, I’ll forever choose
To shoot directly from my heart
Track Name: Circle
Caught a new fish on an old hook
Read the same plot in a new book
Took a new path down the same road
Built a new life still I feel old

Does the circle ever end?
Can the damage be undone?
Can you ever make amends?
Can the damage be undone?
Can you ever break the spell?
That the past has put on you?
Can you put it all to rest?
Can you ever let it go?

Drew some fresh blood from an old scar
Came a long way but haven’t gone far
Found a new truth in an old lie
In knew how just didn’t know why

Does the circle ever end?
Can the damage be undone?
Can you ever make amends?
Can the damage be undone?
Can you ever break the spell?
That the past has put on you?
Can you put it all to rest?
Can you ever let it go?
Track Name: Nothing Compares 2U
Nothing compares to booze

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