Nothing Is The Way It Seems

by Cooper Street

Released 2012
Released 2012
When you think about it, nothing really is the way it seems. It is all in how you look at it.
  • 04:11 Lyrics Breakfast Out On the Lawn

    Next thing I knew, the party was over
    The lights have a strange, lonely glow
    Living rooms empty, so are the cupboards
    I'm guessing maybe its time I go

    Its been pretty quiet, most of the night
    Lots of slow, serious drinking
    The band got started, the music was tight
    And all my friends started leaving

    I feel like crying
    When I remember those nights
    Wed stay up and dance until dawn
    Sleep a few hours
    Wake up and have 
    Breakfast Out On The Lawn

    If that's how its gonna be
    I might as well stay at home 
    Maybe watch some TV
    Eat my dinner alone
    I wont even pick up the phone
    Things will be better on my own
    But I do miss those mornings

    So come on over, bring your friend
    Lets try and have ourselves a good time
    Don't worry bout your job or checks to send 
    Or if you are still in your prime

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 04:27 Lyrics Sad Mistake

    I take no comfort from 
    The point you've been hammering on
    The deed was lost and now its done

    This pill is hard to swallow
    Tastes just like pain and sorrow
    And we'll be leaving here tomorrow

    Just a little more left to do
    Sweep the porch and we are through
    This old house has seen decades of
    Sunny days, Forts of Hay, Mother May
    And one mistake, one sad mistake

    You worked hard to pay the rent
    Now somehow we owe more than was lent
    Little rules that someone, somewhere bent

    Now I believe in the trinity
    And this hard rain pouring down on me
    And nothing, nothing is the way it seems

    Well be back
    Just you wait and see
    Hike up the swing
    In the old oak tree
    That old oak tree

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 03:47 Lyrics Hurricane Ocean

    I think I'm going crazy, driving in my car
    The night is getting hazy and I wonder where you are
    Hey it's gonna to be alright and you know it's gonna be ok
    We go dancing by the light the light of the moon

    Seven dead soldiers all lined up in a row
    A message in a bottle that I think I already know
    Hey it's gonna to be alright, and you know it's gonna be ok
    We go dancing by the light the light of the moon

    It's like we're swimming in a hurricane ocean
    It's like we're flying through a tornado sky
    It's like being torn apart in super-slow motion
    You and I, you and I
    It's gonna be all right

    I think I'm going crazy, driving in my car
    The night is getting hazy and I wonder where you are
    Hey it's gonna to be alright and you know it's gonna be ok
    We go dancing by the light the light of the moon

    Seven dead soldiers all lined up in a row
    A message in a bottle that I think I already know
    Hey it's gonna to be alright, and you know it's gonna be ok
    We go dancing by the light the light of the moon

    It's like we're swimming in a hurricane ocean
    It's like we're flying through a tornado sky
    It's like being torn apart in super-slow motion
    You and I, you and I
    It's gonna be all right

    Words and Music by Kevin Drinkard
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 04:08 Lyrics Hurtin' Way

    I've been a fool
    To believe that it could work out
    You'd think that I would know by now
    But I need to have hope somehow
    Babe I've got my eye on you
    But I know better
    I know better

    Well I ain't falling for your touch 
    I've been around too much
    And I know that hurtin' way

    Meet me at the Red Room
    You know its better this way
    In the morning Ill be on a plane
    Tonight I'm just a little insane
    Girl, you got your eye on me
    But you know better
    You know better

    This always happens 
    When I'm feeling all alone
    But Id feel better quick if you 
    Hold me, hold me
    Hold me, hold me

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 02:36 Lyrics Hot Soup

    Caution where the children play
    Busier than yesterday
    I see gum nuts on the ground
    The leaves are barely holding on
    My old ways are almost gone
    Hot soup is on the stove 
    Mamas got a heart of gold

    Where do you go when you're feeling blue?
    Or busting a bad attitude?
    Or stretching the truth?
    This medicine should make you well
    Down the hatch and give em hell
    Hot soup is on the stove
    Mamas got a heart of gold

    My only comfort is in old ways, and long and sunny days
    I had a wagon once, I traveled around and made things right
    Now I'm older I will slow down, and follow my heart
    Wherever it may lead
    That's all that I've got left
    And everything I need

    Easy come and easy go
    The older kids put on a show
    It makes the baby laugh 
    Ever since I found a home
    My old ways are all but gone
    Hot soup is on the stove 
    Mamas got a heart of gold

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 04:00 Lyrics Stay the Night

    There ain't a lot in this cold lonely spot
    A rusty fire gnaws on our soul
    Let's find us some stones and let's build us a bridge
    Working together we will

    Let's walk across the water 
    And skip across the bay 
    And when we reach the ocean 
    Let's stay 
    Let's stay the night 
    Stay the night 

    You brought us new blankets 
    Across the old broken tracks 
    We shared them the best that we could 
    Desperate men, freezing rain, these trying times, numbing pain 
    It's a miracle you returned, yet you did 

    And all those things we once had 
    Now all lost it seems so sad 
    But there's glimmers of light if you see 
    When the going got bad you never got mad 
    You've given me a chance to be me 

    If you stir the soup well then I'll wash the pot 
    We'll sing a couple songs for the kids 
    Let's stoke the fire high, pack a blanket warm and dry 
    Farewell to this place, let's bid 

    Let's walk across the water 
    And skip across the bay 
    And when we reach the ocean 
    Let's stay 
    Let's stay the night 
    Stay the night

    Words and Music by Kevin Drinkard
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 03:54 Lyrics I'll Be a Star

    I never had a chance
    The best I could do was never good enough
    It was a short romance
    But better than that is gonna be very tough
    Everything got burned to the ground
    And all that's happened has really taken its toll
    I feel like I've drowned
    But I try not to lose control

    'Cuz I've got a pen and paper, a tape recorder,
    Lots of time and my electric guitar
    I should write a song about it, clear the air a bit
    And get some release
    Just a little moment of peace
    And Ill be a star
    Though my song wont get played on the radio
    Yea, I will go far
    But my song wont get played on the radio

    Its just a matter of time
    Shell come around and soon shell be begging for more
    I may be past my prime
    But I've got a lot to give, and honey, this is a war
    Shell try and take my soul apart
    But I wont give in, after all, I'm better than her
    Once my song reach the charts
    All this will seem like a blur

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 03:39 Lyrics Matter of Time

    I came over 'cuz I heard you're sad
    And I wanted to give you a lift
    Bad news travels fast these days 
    I think you catch my drift
    What 'cha doing bout supper?
    Have you got any food?
    I could throw something together 
    That could really help with the mood
    We should stick together tonight

    Late last night when I got the call
    I could see in my minds eye
    You crying on the floor in the kitchen 
    Hoping it was a lie
    Things are looking pretty nasty 
    We just need to lay low
    Soon the thing will come crashing
    And will land its final blow
    But well be together the whole time

    I'll be right here, I'm not leaving
    You just take care and hold on tight
    And it will be alright

    Time has passed since that terrible day 
    You seem to be getting on well
    I know it took a year or two
    And that it felt like hell
    Now remember that promise
    You made at the time
    If you could ever return the favor
    You said that would be just fine
    I could sure use you here right now

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

     

  • 04:04 Lyrics Who's Gonna Save My Soul

    A bomb blast and a bank, the roof it crashed down 
    The flames they shot up, good people went down 
    Lost love ones and friends 
    It's like songs without sound 
    And they paid 

    Old Charlie did evil he, he laughed at the law 
    They say he shot his own cousins 
    As if we all saw 
    A rope in the distance slips under his jaw 
    And he paid, he paid 

    Who's gonna save my soul 
    Who's gonna save my soul 
    Who's gonna save my soul 
    For the last time

    We're all so much safer now 
    That old Charlie's gone 
    That's why we did it 
    To preempt future wrong 
    In burning blue embers 
    In shock and in awe 
    They paid 

    Please don't remind me 
    There's still a freak on the loose 
    I don't give it much thought now 
    To tell you the truth 
    So you either stand with us 
    Or you want us to lose 
    To lose and pay, and pay

    Words and Music by Kevin Drinkard
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 03:22 Lyrics Slow Things Down

    Let's go out and get a bite for supper
    Maybe see a movie later on
    Drop by the bar and have a drink or two
    This week is catching up to me right now

    Please take me home
    There's nowhere else I wanna go
    Time to slow things down

    Just bring me a couple aspirin
    When I wake we can have that talk you wanted
    After I've had my coffee
    And the kids have all been fed

    You're too good to me, and Ill be better darling
    I know I should and its long overdue
    When the morning light lands on our window 
    On a Saturday some June

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 03:41 Lyrics Everything's Gonna Be Fine

    You've been working, I've been fooling
    'bout nothing I've got to hide
    Been a little hard going backwards in time
    But that's what it is
    And Everything's Gonna Be Fine

    There've been worse times, that's a fact that
    I don't dare deny 
    But it feels wrong, like committing a crime
    And that's what it is
    But Everything's Gonna Be Fine

    God I love you, I just have to 
    Kiss your picture goodnight
    That's a little sad, but you're not around
    And that's what it is
    And Everything's Gonna Be Fine

    It is simply so fantastic 
    That you might need a little advice
    Take it slow at first, then give it a shove,
    'Cuz that's what it is 
    Then Everything's Gonna Be Fine

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 02:45 Lyrics Coming Over

    You once told me how things should stay
    You said its for the best if I stayed away
    Now I see that was bad advice
    So I've made up my mind and I wont think twice

    We had a rough patch for a couple of years
    But there was something real in the laughs and tears
    Even though that was a long time ago
    I want the record straight so here I go

    Yeah, that's right
    I've crawled out from under
    Man it makes me wonder
    What took me so long, but now I
    I'm coming over
    Now I'm coming over

    Remember how we took those walks 
    In the early morning when the world was asleep
    But then you pushed me far away
    And just like a dog I stayed
    Waiting for you to release me some day

    Please don't cry, I'm coming over
    You know why, I'm coming over

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 03:49 Lyrics Leaving Home

    Well we got in just after sundown 
    We took a walk down towards the shore 
    We heard those instruments beating 
    Behind that old red door 

    The water flowed like wine 
    Or something like that 
    The oxtail soup we could not ignore 
    Here's another log for the fire 
    There's another knock on the door 

    So, so long 
    I'm leaving home today 
    So, so long 
    Just the memories remain 

    Well it's warm as the family cello 
    Or the fiddler we all grew to adore 
    Got a new song for us to sing together 
    It just walked on through the door 

    So, so long 
    I'm leaving home today 
    So, so long 
    Just the memories remain

    Words and Music by Kevin Drinkard
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 05:07 Lyrics Whatever Happened

    You got a look in your eye
    Like you're running out of gas
    You're going too fast
    And no ones trying to stop you
    You better take a closer look my friend
    Figure out who's to blame
    Maybe its the same
    Person in the mirror 

    You should try to take some time off
    Take a drive up the coast
    Find the most
    Quiet lonely meadow
    Hold your sad face in your hands
    Try to comprehend
    Try to mend
    And let the tears wash over

    Whatever happened to you?
    Whatever happened to you?
    Whatever happened to you?

    Better to have never loved than lost
    Or better to have tried
    And always cried
    When you looked out the window
    You can run but you cant hide
    From the person you've become
    Not very fun
    Not the one we all remember

    Whatever happened to you?
    Whatever happened to you?
    Whatever happened to you?

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music


  • 03:48 Lyrics So Happy Birthday

    Too many pills and nights without sleep
    At the end of the rainbow, don't find anything
    Fumbling through memories of when you lived here
    Last of the good times, last of the tears

    So Happy Birthday
    Were all getting older but you
    I'm sure that wont stop you
    From feeling sorry for yourself
    And rolling over down there
    Rolling over down there

    Vera its hard when the train passes by
    Reminds me of times you made all the kids cry
    You never approved of what we did or what we said
    You just turned your back and took to your bed

    After all this time you'd think that
    I could decipher the messages 
    But there so screwed up
    And who's to say why
    I love you still 

    Every year I come back and stand in this place
    Where all the noise from the freeway does all but erase

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 04:05 Lyrics Lately

    Loving, it's not a mistake love
    It's something we must hold on to
    It's something to do

    Take me, for better, for worse now
    I'll try to do my best for you 
    I hope you will too

    Lately I've been thinking about you

    Remember, all the times that I told you
    'bout how you were an open door
    That I could walk through

    I stormed in, and I don't regret it
    Though there's been times that have tried my soul
    They were hard for you too 

    Lately I've been longing after you

    I must confess
    I get lonely, sometimes
    But its a gift 
    When your words 
    Bring my heart back home

    Darling, it does not really matter
    If we always get along or not
    Let's give it our best shot

    Lately I've been thinking about you
    Lately I've been longing after you

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

  • 05:06 Lyrics Summer Fades Away

    Don't walk away
    The bitter blue that you embraced
    Will fade away in due time
    Just have your say
    When all is said and done 
    You'll see this mess will be fine

    I do declare, fall is in the air, summer fades away

    Frustrated tears
    Stupid arguments about 
    Dishes you left in the kitchen sink
    Another year
    We barely made all the mortgage payments
    And that makes me pause to think


    No politics, we've done that before
    No fancy words to confuse me
    Just try to make me believe
    You'll stay, I need to believe,
    You'll stay, I need to believe

    Words and Music by Peter Goodman
    Copyright 2012 New Orphan Music

NOTES
We have been working on this record for about six years. Many life events have happened along the way. Babies have been born, drummers lost and found. At times it has been a struggle to keep things going. But the music survived and came through and here we are. This record introduces the song writing of Kevin Drinkard which blends well with the songs by Peter Goodman. We like to think they work together like Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers. Kevin and Peter are married to sisters and so have a special understanding. Blake Cooper was able to add several guitar leads along with his sound bass work. Dan Green is our new drummer and has come to the plate with some tasty beats.

Many thanks again to Jesse Nickell for his continued support of our music.

We hope you enjoy the music. We did it for you.

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