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Playlists One and Two

by Cerebellum Blues

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    Side one (1-7) is more country, side two (8-15) is more rock, so if the first song doesn't grab you keep listening! Includes an 8-page photo booklet, a 32-page lyric booklet (as a download) and a bonus track called "I Got Religion (And It All Went to Hell)". FREE SHIPPING.

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released 27 February 2012
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Cerebellum Blues San Francisco, California

You’ve heard of people who hit their heads hard and wake up with new abilities, right? Well, that’s how Cerebellum Blues started. Founder, Jeff Shattuck, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and the blow seems to have rewired his brain into rock and country songwriting machine. Weird, but true. ... more

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Track Name: We Tell the Best Lies to Ourselves
WE TELL THE BEST LIES TO OURSELVES

It was early afternoon
High above hung the moon
As they waited for the train to come into view

And their thoughts, could not be said
Could not be formed, could not be read
They were caught in between what's behind and what's ahead

But still they hoped and they dreamed
And they tried to believe
And as they stared down the rails
They saw what they wanted to see
And it’s a thing we do so well
We tell the very best lies to ourselves

They remembered everything
The streets of Rome, the Paris spring
The first night and last, and all that came between

And the minutes felt like years
A leap of faith fell to fear
And the future they’d planned was washed away by tears

But (still) they hoped and they dreamed
And they tried to believe
That this long goodbye
Was not all that would be
And it’s a thing we do so well
We tell the very best lies to ourselves

And they tried to say
Everything would be okay
But everything was turning from blue into grey

And still they hoped and still they dreamed
And they tried to believe
Track Name: Coming Together (By Falling Apart)
COMING TOGETHER (BY FALLING APART)

Life teaches us lessons I never knew I could learn
And there are pages I could never turn
I took you for granted as the years slipped away
But I learned what matters when life had its say

I came to and I was lying against the wall
I tried to stand but I had to crawl
I heard your voice from the far end of the hall

And sometimes it all has to fall apart
Sometimes we reach the end before we can start
Sometimes we have to lose control
To find the truth in our soul
And it was you I found in my heart

I remember doctors and all the daily routines
And all the nights without days in between
And blinking lights and the sound of fear
And all the dreams of anywhere but here

You spent the nights in the corner chair
You made me laugh even though you were scared
And when I opened my eyes you were always there

And sometimes it all has to fall apart
Sometimes we reach the end before we can start
Sometimes we have to lose control
To find the truth in our soul
And it was you I found in my heart
Track Name: Talking
TALKING

I start with yesterday,
Then my childhood,
Then school and my career

And there's so much to say
And it feels kind of good
As I work through hopes and fears

And there's relationships
And being alone
And being a person I wouldn't want to know

And Freudian slips
And feeling like stone
And feeling like so much is still unknown

And I'm talking, and I'm talking, but I've got more to say
And I'm talking, and talking, I could sit here and talk all day
And I'm trying, I'm trying to clear up shades of gray
And do my best to make a little sense
Of life's mysterious ways

And there's talk of love
Talk of hate
Talk of everything I can feel

There's hawks and doves
Choice and fate
Things I hide and things I reveal

And I talk about the night
I talk about the dreams
I talk about the things that are not as they seem

The lyrics I write
The songs I sing
The feel of a brand new wedding ring

And I'm talking, and talking, but I've still got more to say
I'm talking, and talking, don't stop me if I start to stray
'Cause I'm trying, and trying but there's just too much to convey
Still I do my best to make a little sense
Of life's mysterious ways

And I talk about mom
I talk about dad
I talk about the things that make me happy and sad

And there are words of wisdom
And words I need to learn
And more than a few pages turned

And I'm talking, and talking, but I've still got more to say
I'm talking, and talking, I could talk the entire day
'Cause I'm trying, but I worry that I'm starting to stray
Still I do my best to make a little sense
Of life's mysterious ways
Track Name: Water Under the Bridge
WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE

There are things we’ve said
We should have left unsaid
And we have told some lies

And sometimes we know
What should be unknown
And we have worn more than one disguise

So many words we hear and yet there’s
Still so much we leave unheard
So much left, we try to forgive
So much left we have try to live with

We say it’s water under the bridge
But I can feel that water rising
Yes, it’s water running under the bridge
But I can feel that water rising

And there are things we’ve done
That can’t be undone
We have to live with what we deny

And sometimes we change
What should be unchanged
We try to hold too much inside

So many regrets and yet there’s
Still so much we can’t seem to forget
There’s way too much to try to pretend
Way too much to ever try to defend

We say it’s water under the bridge
But I can feel that water rising
Yes, it’s water running under the bridge
But I can feel that water rising
Yes, the water is rising
I can feel it rising up

And yet we stand where we are
After all we’ve come so far
(And) It would be a shame to admit
That we wished upon a fading star

So many words we hear and yet there’s
Still so much we leave unheard
So much left we try to forgive
So much left we have to try to live with

We say it’s water under the bridge
But I can feel that water rising
Yes, it’s water running under the bridge
But I can feel that water rising
Yes, the water is rising
I can feel it rising up

And yet we stand where we are
After all we’ve come so far
And we both know so well
That the dreams we have can die so hard
Track Name: Happiness
HAPPINESS

Happiness,
Won't you come on in?
It's been so long, it's good to see you again

Happiness,
I hope you've come to stay
I've got so much to tell you since you last went away

'Cause I have changed inside
I've turned away from money and pride
And I see I was blind
So, happiness won’t you please come inside?

Happiness
I can see you hesitate
I know you have your doubts, but you are not too late

Happiness
Just tell me what to do
Tell me what you need, I'll do anything for you

'Cause I have changed inside
I've turned away from money and pride
And I see what I once denied
So, happiness, there’s nothing to decide
No excuses to try
So, won’t you please come inside?

And don’t make me guess
Won’t you put my fears to rest?
You know just what I want
All you need to say is yes

Happiness
Won't you come on in?
It's been so long
Won’t you please
Won’t you please
Won’t you please, please, please come on in?
Track Name: I Got Drunk
I GOT DRUNK

I had big plans
Going through my mind
I had time on my hands
My favorite kind

I had the whole night
It was 4:59
I had so many ideas
I poured a glass of wine

And maybe I would write a song
And maybe the world would sing along
Maybe I could finally right some wrongs

But I got drunk
And you know the rest
Midnight arrived
Like an unwanted guest
Woke me up
So I could go to bed
I went to kill the lights
But they were already dead

I picked up my guitar
Tried out a few chords
I didn't get very far
But I knew so many more

And the night was young
And outside there was a wind
If there's a song to be sung
Perhaps it lies in a sip of gin

And maybe I would find the words
And maybe I would finally be heard
And I would face what I have feared

But I got drunk
And you know the rest
I fell asleep
While I was still fully dressed
And the TV glowed
In the dark of the night
It woke me up
With a flicker of light

And maybe I would write a song
And maybe the world would sing along
Maybe I would finally right some wrongs

But then I got drunk
And you know the rest
I'll wake up in the night
Having failed the test
I'll wake to sleep
And I'll take my waking slow
I seem to learn by going
Where no one should have to go
Track Name: Here Comes the Weather
HERE COMES THE WEATHER

We stare at each other
Across the table
Our plates are full
We try to talk while we're still able
But the wine in the glass
Is sinking fast
And words right now
Would not be for the best
And outside the wind
Hits from the west
And here comes the weather

We say we're in love
Almost every day
We laugh out loud
When we talk this way
But the clock on the wall
Is ticking hard
And just above the wind
We hear the sound of passing cars
Driving like the rain
About to fall from afar
And here comes the weather

And I watch as the sky
Turns from blue to gray
And I try to hang on (D)
To what we have to save
But I'm losing my grip
I'm losing my way
I'm losing you
And I want you to stay

We stare at each other
Across the table
Drops of rain
Hit the glass like little nails
And outside the wind has become a gale
And here comes the weather
Track Name: 43@22
43@22

There are things I've been taught
And things I've learned
I think I finally know what matters
And what to burn

But what's the point of knowing
What you need to do
If the years you have to do it
Number far too few?

And I want to be
I want to be 43 at 22
I want to know what I know but still be new
I know it's a dream that will never come true
But I want to be 43 at 22

There's too little future
And too much past
I thought that the present
Would somehow last

But it's hard and simple truth
In fact it's crystal clear
There is no starting over
There's just starting from here

And I want to be
I want to be 43 at 22
I want to know what I know but still be new
I know it's a dream that will never come true
But I want to be 43 at 22

Some say that youth is wasted on the young
True or not, what’s done is done
And if I could go back and do it all over again
The person I am today is the person I would send

And I want to be 43 at 22
I want to be old but still be new
But I know the truth, and no matter what I do
I'll never be 43 at 22
Track Name: Demons and Saints
DEMONS & SAINTS

My future was once wide open
I had my plans, I had my dreams
I was not yet broken
I thought I had whatever I could need

But life changes
Throws you curves
Asks you to live
For better or for worse
You make mistakes
You do some things wrong
You try to turn back
But you're too far gone
And you've got...

Too many demons and too few saints
To count your blessings or ever cut bait
I know, I know they say it’s never too late
But I've got too many demons and too few saints

And I remember when I was new
I had my faith, my beliefs
I told lies I thought were true
Some days I even felt at peace

But life changes
You lose your guide
You want so much
You're never satisfied
You try to stop
You try to turn back
But you're too far down
The wrong path
And you've got...

And still life changes
Throws you curves
Asks you to live
For better or for worse

It takes a toll
Little by little
Before you know it
Rome burns while you fiddle
And you've got...
Track Name: Yo-Yo
Yo Yo

Life picks me up
Then drops me down
And I can’t see any method to the madness

I try to be tough
I try to act like a clown
Because I don’t want to fall back into sadness

And I take long walks
I try to meditate
And I talk and talk
But even drugs can’t change my state of mind

I am like a yo-yo
Rise and fall
I’m just like a yo-yo
I don’t hold the string
I’m am like a yo-yo
Rise and fall
I’m just like a yo-yo
And these ups and downs make the world spin around me

Life gives me hope
Then leaves me twisting in the wind
And I can’t see the rhyme or the reason

I try to cope
I try never to give in
But it’s like trying to fight a change of seasons

And I play my guitar
I call a friend
I take a drive in the car
But these ups and downs they never end for me

I am like a yo-yo
Rise and fall
I’m just like a yo-yo
I don’t hold the string
I’m am like a yo-yo
Rise and fall
And I’m just a yo-yo
And these ups and downs make the world spin around me

(MIDDLE 8)
And I walk the dog
I sleep all morning long
I make things look alright
Even when they’re all wrong
‘Cause I know the tricks
Just like a childhood song
So rock me baby
Because there’s something wrong with me

(SOLO)

I am like a yo-yo
Rise and fall
I’m just like a yo-yo
Rise and fall
I’m just like a yo-yo
Rise and fall
I am just a yo-yo
Rise and fall

I’m rising and I’m falling
I’m rising and I’m falling
I'm rising up and I'm falling down
Down, down

And I start to laugh
Then the tears fall all around
And I start to hope and then I fear
I will lose everything I've found
And I start to dream that someday I’ll find peace
And just might find it if I count to three
So I say, “One.”
And I close my eyes, I have to try
So I say, “Two.”
But then I open my eyes and see the ground start to rise
Track Name: Indecision
INDECISION

What am I supposed to be?
Everything pulls at me
Who can I believe to be my guide
When I can't tell the truth from all the lies

And so I watch my television
Switching channels without end
To help me out with indecision
Has a way of setting in
On me

Who can I expect to love?
Everyone is push and shove
How can I expect to win?
Everyone is win, win, win

And so I watch my television
I think of everywhere I've been
To help me out with indecision
Has a way of setting in
On me

And I take a walk down by the ocean
The water shines in the evening sun
And my heart is open, I've got my hopes
And I won't be turning to run

But still I watch my television
And let the shiny people in
To help me out with indecision
Has a way of setting in
On me
Track Name: Borderline Love
BORDERLINE LOVE

You say you’re leaving
That things just don’t seem right
You blame my past
You blame my appetite

But there’s fire in your eyes as you head for the door...

Like me you want more
Like me you want more
Like me you want more
of this borderline love

You say you’re leaving
I always thought you would
To lie to you now
Would simply do no good

And there’s one thing that I know for sure as you head for the door...

Like me you want more
Like me you want more
Like me you want more
of this borderline love

I was never quite yours
You were never quite mine
We were living
we were loving
On the borderline

And there’s one thing that I know for sure as you head for the door...

Like me you want more
Like me you want more
of this borderline love
Track Name: Money, Money, Money
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY

I chased it all my life, I thought it would do me so much good
Buy me things I like, make me feel the way I should

But money, money, money,
It's just paper that smells funny
Money, money, money
It buys you love, it sets you free
But these are things only a fool believes

The more of it I got, the worse I felt deep down in my soul
I spent so much just to get it, I had to sell what made me feel whole

And money, money, money
It's just paper that smells funny
Oh, money, money, money
You can have enough but never plenty
Money, money, money, money
It entertains you, it amuses you
But it can quickly turn from green to blue

I climbed the ladder
Got close to the top
Had a good zip code
I never wanted the ride to stop

Then one night my values, they got totally rearranged
Woke up in a hospital bed, like it or not everything had changed
The things I once held dear, they all seemed so clearly cheap
And all the goals I had, welI can't believe they cost me so much sleep

Oh, money, money, money
In the end it's all worth nothing
Money, money, money
Stuff your pockets and your soul gets empty
Oh, money, money, money
You can have enough but never plenty
Money, money, money, money
It sucks you in, it spits you out
And every day it makes the world go 'round
Track Name: Love and Hate
LOVE AND HATE

So this is how it's going to be?
Me staring at you, you staring at me
A truce in our war of a words
A war I don't think either one of us heard

And outside there's a moon and wind
I walk through the park to where the light ends
I think about things I don't understand
And it's all I can do to return again

But it's just love and hate
Pushing and pulling like two soul mates
It's just love and hate
They live inside everybody's state
Of mind

And pride it goes before the fall
We're burning bridges, we're building walls
We're both trying way too hard to win
We don't even care what we win

And it's love and hate
Pushing and pulling like two soul mates
It's just love and hate
They live inside everybody's state
Of mind

And on the steps I take in the city
The lights are on but nothing is pretty
The air is clear, the stars look gold
The wind comes up and it's filled with cold

And the thought runs through my head
This could be how everything ends
Sitting on steps under starry skies
Wondering how best to say goodbye

But it's just love and hate
Pushing and pulling like two soul mates
It's just love and hate
And if you're feeling one, the other just waits
And it's love and hate
They live inside everybody's state
Of mind