The Amazing Beautiful

by Alex Walsh

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A solo acoustic collection of songs. I'm playing a Santa Cruz D guitar.

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released August 1, 2010

Recorded and mixed by Matt Boudreau, Broken Radio, SF
Mastered by Michael Romanowski

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Alex Walsh San Francisco, California

Alex Walsh is a singer/songwriter whose witty Americana originals are accentuated by his blues inspired guitar and heart- felt voice. With seven recordings released over the last decade, Walsh has a dedicated following and continues to inspire audiences from New York to San Francisco, Europe and beyond. ... more

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Track Name: The Amazing Beautiful
THE AMAZING BEAUTIFUL (Walsh)

When it’s good
Really really good
I know I can survive another week
When I think about you
The amazing beautiful

When it’s good
Really really good
I can see the sunlight in your eyes
Shining for you
The amazing beautiful

CHORUS
Some may say it doesn’t matter anyway
I guess they never met you
The amazing beautiful

When it’s good
Really really good
I can pick a winner every time
And I pick you
The amazing beautiful

CHORUS
Some may say it doesn’t matter anyway
I guess they never met you
The amazing beautiful

CHORUS
Some may say it doesn’t matter anyway
I guess they never met you
The amazing beautiful

The amazing beautiful
Track Name: The Marriage of Crabs
THE MARRIAGE OF CRABS (Walsh)

Seven naked ladies in the sun
And I’m a crab
Hey Leroy, get over here
iI’s good to be unemployed

Time flows in-between
Her knees
Hey Leroy, get over here
This is my single sister, sister

Seven naked ladies in the sun
Can’t you see what you’ve begun?
A happy life of crabs, crabs

Instrumental

Seven naked ladies in the sun
Itching, itching
Track Name: Always Around (I Feel Bad)
ALWAYS AROUND (I FEEL BAD) (Walsh)

Can I have another Kiss
I'd like to put it in my pocket
Take it out when I'm feeling down
It's good to know you're always around
I feel bad

They used to call me Mr. Lucky
Now I spend all my time stuck on you
Maybe we can get together
I used to think you were more than a fair weather friend
I feel bad

I used to think you were good for me
I used to think you could be somebody

I had a dream last night for sure
I woke up thinking I did not want you anymore
Catch you baby on the rebound
It's good to know you're always around
I feel bad
Track Name: Froggy In The Road
FROGGY IN THE ROAD (Walsh)

Froggy in the road out of his mind
Froggy Froggy take it to the side
Milk truck coming round the bend
Froggy Froggy this could be the end
I don’t care what you say
I’m gonna sit right here and play
Squishy squishy froggy in the road
Stupid froggy didn’t want to go
Froggy Frog we all got to die
I don’t know how and I don’t know why

Annie Annie jumping out of planes
Her parachute went up in flames
People saw from miles around
Left her mark all over the town
Annie Annie what were you drinking
All that smoking all that thinking
Annie Annie we all got to die
Why’d you want to fall from the sky?
Plenty of reasons to live on the ground
Pick one up at the lost and found

Pawn Shop Pete looking for a deal
Fell in love with a wagon wheel
Took that wheel and rolled across the land
Got bit by a snake in the high desert sand
Vultures came and picked off the meat
Nothing but bones for Pawn Shop Pete
He's still walking thirsty and dry
Never took the time to wonder why
Death don't care about wagon wheels
Shedding skin or making deals

Froggy in the road out of his mind
Froggy Froggy take it to the side
Milk truck coming round the bend
Froggy Froggy this could be the end
I don’t care what you say
I’m gonna sit right here and play
Squishy squishy froggy in the road
Stupid froggy didn’t want to go
Froggy Frog we all got to die
I don’t know how and I don’t know why

Froggy in the road
Froggy in the road
Froggy in the road
Track Name: I'm The Only One
I'M THE ONLY ONE (Walsh)

I'm the only one she cooks for more
Than any other man
I'm the only one she looks for
To open up a can
Like a summer breeze whistling through the trees
I'm the only one she prays for more
Than any other man

I'm the only one she cries for
When she gets scared
I'm the only one she runs to
When life is unfair
Let the mockingbirds sing they'll do that for anything
I'm the only one she longs for more
Than any other man

I'm the only one she's missing
After a fight
I'm the only one she's kissing
Before she says goodnight
Old lovers entwined like raisins on the vine
I'm the only one she cares for more
Than any other man
Track Name: Kiss Me A Kiss
KISS ME A KISS (Walsh)

I had a very good day
I figured out what I had to say
I've been walking in circles stopped on a dime
Running in place at the same time

I wish I knew how to sing
So many times it must be my thing
The rain wouldn't fall the sun refused to shine
The fog rolled in drunk on strawberry wine

CHORUS
Kiss me a kiss won't you please?
Tell me why oh why won't you let your wife sleep?

I don't mind an old hand me down
Lifts me up turns me around
The kind with the holes in all the right places
Follows me home fills in the spaces

CHORUS

CHORUS
Track Name: Lady Bug
LADY BUG (Walsh)

Lady Bug Lady Bug lands on a flower
Laughs at the moon
Says I'll be coming home soon
Will you wait for me like I wait for you?

All I can say is I'm sorry
I didn't dance with you
When you asked me

Two Lady Bugs everything's funny
Your mother's a dear
Laughs like a bunny
And I'm such a lazy bones tonight

All I can say is I'm sorry
I didn't dance with you
When you asked me too

Oooo all these memories of you
Turn from yellow pink to blue
Like the flowers I brought for you

All I can say is I'm sorry
I didn't dance with you
When you asked me too

Lady Bug Lady Bug crawls up my arm
Tickles my chin
Says what's the harm in that?

All these memories of you
Turn from yellow pink to blue
Like the flowers I brought for you

All I can say is I'm sorry
I didn't dance with you
When you asked me too
Track Name: Let Yourself Shine
LET YOURSELF SHINE (Walsh)

If I were the sun
The clouds would always part
Everything depends
On what is in your heart

CHORUS
Let yourself shine
Let yourself shine
Let yourself shine shine shine shine shine
Let yourself shine
Let yourself shine
Let yourself shine shine shine shine shine

If I were the wind
The mighty trees would bend
Underneath a love
They know will never end

CHORUS

If I were a cloud
Skipping 'cross the sky
I'd love a rainy day
My tears would always dry

CHORUS
CHORUS
Track Name: Sleep Machine
SLEEP MACHINE (Walsh)

I'm so tired I can't get no sleep at night
I'm so tired I can't get no sleep at night
I wake up with bags under my eyes and I can't stand the bright lights

I went to see the doctor he gave me a sleep machine
Made so much noise woke me up inside my dreams
I've been flying over the mountain swimming underneath the sea
All I want to do is get some sleep

I've got one foot in the morning and the other in the afternoon
One foot in the morning and the other in the afternoon
Got my head in the clouds and my arms wrapped around my silver spoon

Doctor please take back this sleep machine
I can't go on waking up inside my dreams
I've been walking on the moon swinging from tree to tree
All I want to do is get some sleep

Well it's another foggy day I think I better take a nap
Another foggy day I think I better take a nap
I don't believe in sleep machines just put a blanket on my lap

Watch me sleep
Watch me sleep
Sleeping, sleeping with you
Track Name: Down In The Sugar Hole
DOWN IN THE SUGAR HOLE (Walsh)

Stevie wakes to the alarm at 3:15 in the morning
Kisses his wife on the cheek and drives down to the dock
Down in the sugar hole he shovels and he sweats
And dreams of the grandchildren he hasn’t met yet

Stevie has a hard time keeping the sugar out of his eyes
It burns but the money’s so good he’s willing to compromise
He says I finally found a way to survive
Down in the sugar hole

And the supermarket shelves are stocked with sugar
And the restaurant tables and the coffee bars
Stevie wonders how can this world be so sweet
With all of this tragedy down in the sugar hole

One time they found a dead man
He’d been loading sugar from a factory on the island
Just a temporary worker with a temporary life
Trying to feed his wife and kids and get through college
The authorities shipped him back on the next sugar boat

I have been accused of sugar coating my words
Explaining myself with a false sense of security
But that’s just the way I was raised
For you see I was conceived down in the sugar hole
Down in the sugar hole
Down in the sugar hole
Down in the sugar hole

Tell me what’s it all about
Sometimes I think too hard
And I forget to get myself back to the sugar hole
Way down deep in the sugar hole

It’s a never ending dream
It’s a never ending dream
It’s a never ending dream
Are you gonna take me back?
Track Name: Supernatural Situations
SUPERNATURAL SITUATIONS (Walsh)

She’s got a thing for Carlos Santana
Lead guitar in a Mission Bar
She like a honky tonky super burrito
Bi-sexual Mazzy Star
She says I don’t have no expectations
For Supernatural Situations

She’s got a thing for clean cut white boys
Dinner for three at the Cha Cha Cha
She says I just got back from Barcelona
Sing me a song about la la la
La-la, la la la
La-la, la la la
La-la, la la la
La-la, la la la

She says look at me
can’t you see
I’m a frustrated writer?

She’s got a thing for Noe and Castro
Cuban cigars and leather bars
Where she waits for me so patiently
Dreaming up names for her memoirs
She says I don’t have no explanations
For Supernatural Situations

La-la, la la la
La-la, la la la
La-la, la la la
La-la, la la la
Track Name: Willie Brooks
WILLIE BROOKS (Walsh)

Stole the queen from an angry hive
You got to do what you do to survive
She got the brains you got the looks
You can't talk like Willie Brooks
No no no
No no no

Picked her up after school
Ain't that something ain't that cool?
Get your head back inside them books
You can't talk like Willie Brooks
No no no
No no no

Ain't that what you said?

Fell asleep behind the wheel
Woke him up in a cotton field
This pot of greens got too many cooks
You can't talk like Willie Brooks
No no no
No no no

Take a man to his grave
Make him sing like a servant slave
That's the plan of jackass crooks
You can't talk like Willie Brooks
No no no
No no no
No no no
Track Name: Bender
BENDER (Walsh)

Hey, hey, hey, hey, don’t you want to go
Back to rehab at the end of the show
Before we hunker down and do the twelve step hop
We’ll make one last deal and then we’ll stop

We’re going on a Bender
Yeah we’re going on a Bender
It’s gonna be a never ender
Yeah we’re going on a Bender

On the old west coast in a gambling town
I lost my twenty-fifth wife when she doubled down

She said I’m going on a Bender
Yeah I’m going on a Bender
It’s gonna be a never ender
Yeah I’m going on a Bender

I never felt so bad
I never felt so good
I never seen so much action
Come out of Hollywood

Hey, hey, hey, hey, I got this real fine chick
Back in rehab she’s my kind of sick
But before I check in I think I’m gonna check out
I’ve got so many things I can’t figure out

I’m going on a Bender
Yeah I’m going on a Bender
It’s gonna be a never ender
Yeah I’m going on a Bender
Track Name: What Comes Around (Around)
WHAT COMES AROUND (AROUND) (Walsh)

Baby Baby Baby how have you been
I just called to ask you can we start again?
I've been messed up since we broke it up
What comes around around goes around around you

Baby Baby Baby don't ask so surprised
I said I did not love you then I realized
I've been messed up since we broke it up
What comes around around goes around around you

Nothing but the past blowing through my mind
Ain't nothing I can do
I keep waking up behind the times

Baby Baby Baby I'm sorry that I teased you
If you take me back I'll do anything to please you
I've been messed up since we broke it up
What comes around around goes around around you

What comes around around goes around around you