Bigger & Crazier Than Me (album)

by Nate Butler

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released July 29, 2014

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Nate Butler is an artist, actor, musician, and singer/songwriter from Fresno, California, USA.

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Track Name: Coffee At Night
COFFEE AT NIGHT - words & music by Nate Butler
Feeling mellow, this is harmony
To be really mellow -- where I want to be
Then you tease me with a dose of liquid speed
Hey, that's not something that I need -- to be keyed

I can't spend another dime on the heart-attack line
I can't spend another dime on the heart-attack line

I've been trying to relax and meditate
While not denying the anger tucked away
Then you say, "Let's go down to the cafe!"
Gimme a latte right away

I can't spend another dime on the heart-attack line
All-night pictures in my mind, I haven't seen them since the last time we drank coffee at night

Feeling mellow, just a memory
Of being really mellow; caffeine got to me
Now I rage, and burn us all in my wake!
Hey! Don'tcha like to go that way?
Like a flame, burnin' at the stake?
It's insane

I can't spend another dime on the heart-attack line
I can't spare another life on the heart-attack line
All-night pictures in my mind, I haven't seen them since the last time
They've been missing since the last time
I haven't seen you since the last time we drank coffee at night
Track Name: Cain Rose Up (I Hate Menthols)
CAIN ROSE UP (I Hate Menthols) - words & music by Nate Butler
I hate menthols, but if that's what you wanna smoke, then it's fine
I'll buy a different kind
If you leave 'em in my car, well, they'll last a while
But when it's right -- say, after two at night -- I'll bet they'll taste alright

Cain rose up and walked away
And all that money made in his name while he laid underground
Falls away from grace

I hate menthols; you can always tell, they're plain to see
Because the box is green
But I love to celebrate the differences between you and me
Hey, what a shock; it's after one o'clock
And I can barely talk

Cain rose up and walked away
And all that money made in his name while he laid underground
Falls away from grace

I hate menthols, but you left 'em in my car and took a cab
I'll bet you'll miss 'em, bad
You're not the only one who left my car, but I paid my tab
Walking home, I felt inside my coat ...
How'd I get your smokes?

Cain rose up and walked away
And all that money made in his name while he laid underground
Falls away from grace
Falls away from grace

I hate menthols ... but now they're mine
I hate menthols ... but now they're mine
Track Name: Crazier Than Me
CRAZIER THAN ME - words & music by Nate Butler
Love is what you adore, and I've heard it all before

Picked up the telephone (been pretending I'm not home)
Someone hung up
That's not like anyone I remember
Who doesn't know the rules?
I will not suffer fools again

Sometimes I think I'm mad, then I step back to see
That the women I date are crazier than me

She told me on Saturday, "Friday night would be okay"
I cancelled rehearsal
Thursday she calls me up: "What are you doing?
Let's get together soon; let's make a plan, but not for tomorrow!"

Sometimes I think I'm mad, then I step back to see
That the women I date are crazier than me

Love is what you adore, and I don't give anymore
Love is what you adore, and I've dealt with it before

She said, "You catch a buzz, and I will drive around the fuzz"
So I got all f**ked up
She's screaming at the wheel: "How could you do this?!
You're breaking all the rules; I will not suffer fools again!"

Sometimes I think I'm mad, then I step back to see
That the women I date are crazier than me
The women I date are crazier than me
The women I date are crazier than me

Love is what you adore, and I've won this one before
Love is what you adore, and I've won this one before
Track Name: Be My Mom
BE MY MOM - words & music by Nate Butler
You were just a little girl that tall when you got your first baby doll
You snuggle up and whisper love you feel
And count the years 'til it can all be real
Well, come on, come on, come on; you can be my mom

You can't miss another mother's pride
Your lips tremble and your eyes get wide
That's a pride you would be feeling, too:
Someone to need you like you need them to
Well, come on, come on, come on; you can be my mom

Keep the cabinet full of wine
Make sure I'm to the gig on time
Recall the details when my brain is numb
Our friends think that you're under my thumb, but they're wrong
They're wrong, they're wrong
Since the first doll you've always wanted to be a mom
So be my mom; you've always wanted to be a mom
So be my mom; you've always wanted to be a mom
Track Name: Book Of Matches
BOOK OF MATCHES - words & music by Nate Butler
We're goin' bong, bong, bong, that's the way we live
And workin' all day long, forty hours we give
There is nothin' wrong, in fact it's out of sight
You wanna come along, you better help me find
Boogah, boogah, boogah ...

Book of matches (and it's alright)
A book of matches (I got the light)
And it's not for me to choose the words you use
Whatever gets you through the night

Well, it's another day, so pack it tight
And where you gonna stay? Can you spend the night?
You're gonna always say that it's not right
But I don't wanna fight today -- hey, you got a light?
Boogah, boogah, boogah ...

A book of matches (and it's alright)
A book of matches (I got the light)
And it's not for me to choose the words you use (and it's alright)
'Cause it's what you choose; face what you lose
Sooner or later, we've all got to choose
Whatever gets you through the night

We're goin' bong, bong, bong ...
Track Name: Bigger
BIGGER - words & music by Nate Butler
Don't say I didn't warn you not to come by without calling
I won't be angry, but you will surely see that I take it personally

I said more than I meant when I said I was indifferent
How many times did I say "I" in my last sentence?

I want to be bigger than I know
I want to be bigger than I know

I picked another fight with some of the guys who like bashing
I wasn't the target of their stupid prejudice, but this time they sure kicked my ass in

I want to be bigger than I know
I want to be bigger than I know

Don't say I didn't warn you not to come by without calling
No, I'm not angry, but you can surely see that I take it personally

I want to be bigger than I know
I want to be bigger than I know
I want to be bigger than I know

Don't say I didn't warn you not to come by without calling
Track Name: Breeze Around The Bay
BREEZE AROUND THE BAY - words & music by Nate Butler
As the afternoon slips away, stepping out of line today
'Cause I want to see the sunset without city in the way
On the clearest day you might say
That you see the hills from all the way
But usually the smoke we make gets in the way, and we go

Coming out to see the ocean, that's where we go
Staring at it leaves a notion of the world
Where man made these clouds today

Breeze around around around around around the bay
Get far away by freeway
Breeze around around around around around the bay
Get far away; I can't stay but a day

Before the planet's gone, Number One's gonna eat until he's full and done
Then drive like he owns the road (well, he paid his toll)
When it shines on everyone, we all own a piece of sun
And it doesn't belong to anyone when everyone is one together

Coming out to see what everybody owns
Only to see the ozone blow away
Don'tcha know, man made these clouds today

Breeze around around around around around the bay
Get far away by freeway
Breeze around around around around around the bay
Get far away; I can't stay where I am, so I gotta go
Breeze around around around around around the bay
Get far away by freeway
Breeze around around around around around the bay
Get far away; I can't stay but a day
Track Name: Nothing
NOTHING - words & music by Nate Butler
Why do I promise to try to be everything to everyone I can?
I can only let somebody down when I'm spread so thin

I don't know if you feel it too, but tonight all I want to do
is nothing, just sit and do nothing
And we can go nowhere,
And I can be no one, see how you are

You are so illustrious and industrious
And you want to get things done
Your ambition overwhelms me because (shh) I have none

I don't know if you're right for me
'Cause tonight all I want to be is nothing
Just sit and do nothing
And we can go nowhere,
And I can be no one, see how you are

Look, I don't know what you want to do
But I'm still looking forward to ...
Nothing, I want to do nothing
I want to go nowhere, I want to be no one
See who am I now? No one
How can I now? Well, no how
Where am I now? Nowhere
What am I gonna do now? Nothing.
Track Name: All Through Tonight
ALL THROUGH TONIGHT - words & music by Nate Butler
I've tried but can't drink any more
And I'm too lazy to sweep up the floor
There's someone knocking at the door, and it's too late to pretend I'm not home

I'm not a party-pooper; I can be more fun than you
I'm only waiting for a call, leave me 'cause I'm alright
I'm all through tonight

I like to think I live alone
But take away my cat and it's not home
And every night I hold a phone, telling my love I'm safe at home
Because I want her to know

She ain't no party-pooper; she can be more fun than me
I'm only hoping when she calls, she tells me that she's alright
I'm all through tonight
I'm all through tonight