Bigger & Crazier Than Me (album)

by Nate Butler

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...
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03:16
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
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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
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03:17
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.
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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
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released July 29, 2014

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Nate Butler Fresno, California

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

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