Are We There Yet ?

by Homeboy Steve

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1.
I want a fish on the line, grapes on the vine Shine at the still and millet at the mill I want a blond on each arm, another on the farm I've got hopes and dreams but all I get it seems is a whole lotta nothin' Huffin' and a puffin' Swearin' and a cussing' 'bout a whole lotta nothin' I wanna pink Cadillac, color TV in the back I want a house on the hill where I can eat my fill I want a suit made by Nudie A lot of rhinestones on my booty A big Stetson hat, but instead of all that I get a whole lotta nothin' Huffin' and a puffin' Swearin' and a cussing' 'bout a whole lotta nothin' In the long dark night I seem to have lost sight that all I'll ever need I have already got Now the sun's coming up hot coffee in my cup As it turns out all I was worrying about, it was a whole lotta nothing' Huffin' and a puffin' Swearin' and a cussing' 'bout a whole lotta nothin' Huffin' and a puffin' Swearin' and a cussing' 'bout a whole lotta nothin'
2.
Tommy 04:44
Tommy went to Woodstock the first time around On the album cover you can see him in the crowd He looks the same now as he did then Short hair, thick glasses, a little stubble on his chin They sent his older brother to Vietnam Left behind Tommy and his broken hearted Mom His brother tried to do right but he lost his way Came back with a habit, fifty bucks a day Hey now Hey now Hey now Hey now Tommy dropped acid, then he dropped out of school Spent all summer lying by the pool Reading comic books from the newspaper stand Wishing he could fly like Superman Got a job flipping burgers for a minimum wage Tried to act like other kids his age But he just felt different and he came to believe It was time for him to go, time for him to leave Hey now Hey now Hey now Hey now He got on a Greyhound, he was New York City bound When he got there he headed downtown There everyone was different so he fit right in He was a million miles away from where he'd been Got a job in a bar on Second Avenue With a checkerboard floor and a bouncer named Blue Within a week he was booking the bands Everyone was giving him tapes and shaking his hand Hey now Hey now Hey now Hey now Tommy was there every night, turning up the mikes Joking with the dealers and the crackheads alike When things were slow, more often then not, Him and Blue'd be in the basement, smoking pot On Saturday night the place was packed All the regulars would find a place in the back The guitars would scream and the walls would sweat Tommy said "This is as good as it gets" Hey now Hey now Hey now Hey now Then the bar changed hands and it got a velvet rope Everyone quit drinking, cigarettes and dope Blue went to jail and the music stopped All the new kids started calling Tommy Pops But he didn't mind cause he'd been there when Everything happened that never happened again He'd never say this, he always hated this phrase, But I guess you and I could say those were his glory days Hey now Hey now Hey now Hey now
3.
Room 4 U 03:16
The road is wide and there's alot of cars on it Watch the signs for the town you wanted Though the towns all look the same, You know when you're in the right place Each sky is new and goes on forever Try to touch the blue, You'll get there never It'll stay there out of reach, that's just the way it is My heart's not big at all It's just a room without a view My heart is very small but there's always room for you The desert sands move like an ocean Rolling bands in slow motion And when our trip is over Our footprints disappear My heart's not big at all It's just a room without a view My heart is very small but there's always room for you So high So low So why Would I ever let you go My heart's not big at all It's just a room without a view My heart is very small but there's always room for you
4.
Tears of Joy 04:40
When I was younger, I walked around blind Locked in the darkness, took what I could find Then I met someone who made me see Beyond the walls built around me And I cried Cried Tears of Joy Tears of Joy Tears of Joy I'm not a rich man, never wanted to be be I got a job, some shoes on my feet Late in the evening, I go to bed My dreams come creeping like a dog to be fed and I cry . . . Now I am older, life has been good I guess I feel happy . . . I know that I should Deep in the darkness I search for the light I know it's there somewhere, like the dawn in the night and I cry . . .
5.
Uma Do Be Do 01:11
Who can open the door Uma do Uma do Anything you tell her says, "What for ?" Uma do Uma do Who can brush her hair Uma do Uma do In the morning knows what to wear Uma do Uma do The little girl can tie her shoe She's one plus two Try to show her the way and she will say Uma do Uma do Who can button her shirt Uma do Uma do Falls and brushes off the dirt Uma do Uma do Who can do it herself Uma do Uma do Stands on tiptoe to reach the shelf Uma do Uma do The little girl can tie her shoe She's one plus two Try to show her the way and she will say Uma do Uma do
6.
I'm working my claim in Chewton Underneath a big white gum I must have panned a ton of sand Now it's time to have some fun Well I've raised some cane in Castlemaine, Been to Daylesford and Ballarat too But I'm gonna go go go the Bendigo Before the night is through I'm gonna go go go to Bendigo Find the gold bug that bit me I'm gonna go go go to Bendigo The goldfields' capitol city Swinging my pick in a mine, I'm like a steam driven digger Running my horse under the Souther Cross, Trying to make my gold pile bigger Well I've got a little girl in Kingston Who knows how to spend my money But I'm gonna go go go to Bendigo And find my gold digging honey I'm gonna go go go to Bendigo Find the gold bug that bit me I'm gonna go go go to Bendigo The goldfields' capitol city One of these days I'll strike it rich And lose the ties that bind me I'm gonna throw one sack of gold over my back And drag a couple more behind me I'll walk into the bank, They'll weigh it out by the pound Then I'm gonna go go go to Bendigo And buy the whole damn town I'm gonna go go go to Bendigo Find the gold bug that bit me I'm gonna go go go to Bendigo The goldfields' capitol city I'm gonna go go go to Bendigo Find the gold bug that bit me I'm gonna go go go to Bendigo The goldfields' capitol city The goldfields' capitol city Working in gold mine going down down Oops about to slip down Working in gold mine going down down Oops about to slip down
7.
Nothin' is right Everything is wrong Everything is right when I'm walking with you baby Everything is wrong when I'm walking all alone Nobody's talking Everybody knows Everybody's talkin 'bout nothin' but you baby Everybody knows you've been cheatin' on me When I look in you eyes, I don't know if I see The blue of the sky or the blue of the sea Should I sprout wings to fly Or sink to the bottom watch the fishies swim by ? Never will I wonder Always will be sure Always will I wonder if you really care for me Always will be sure that I'll love you just the same
8.
A blade of grass under a tree He looks up ands says,"That's what I want to be" He spends his days reaching for the sky He spends his nights dreaming he's that high If he could, he would say I don't know another way Anointed with fire, baptized in rain A sound in my head like an oncoming train Into this world a stranger I came Anointed with fire, baptized in rain A little wheel with a heavy load Takes a lot of turns on a long road Sometimes he pushes sometimes he tows But that road he's on is all he knows If he could, he would say I don't know another way Anointed with fire, baptized in rain A sound in my head like an oncoming train Into this world a stranger I came Anointed with fire, baptized in rain A tiny star in the night Can't outshine the moon, try as he might The dawn has come, the sun it rose The star fades away out of habit I suppose If he could, he would say I don't know another way Anointed with fire, baptized in rain A sound in my head like an oncoming train Into this world a stranger I came Anointed with fire, baptized in rain Into this world a stranger I came Anointed with fire, baptized in rain
9.
Banjo Jim's 02:19
Banjo Jim's It's a real cool place Banjo Jim's Cold beer by the case Banjo Jim's Give them some money and they'll give you a taste Then you get real drunk and fall flat on your face Banjo Jim's Cozy in the winter, cool in the heat Banjo Jim's Pull up a stool take load off your feet Banjo Jim's When the band starts playing jump out of your seat Its where the elite meet to hear that real fine beat Banjo Jim's Thump thump on the doghouse bass Banjo Jim's Tinkle the keys with amazing grace Banjo Jim's Singing the blues 'til your blue in the face Then the guitar player's stinking up the place Banjo Jim's Tilt your head back and open wide Banjo Jim's Swallow it down and go for a ride Banjo Jim's Banjo Jim's is where we reside In New York City on the Lower east Side You load sixteen tons whatta you get Another day older and deeper in debt St. Peter don't you call me, I ain't in We're all getting drunk at Banjo Jim's
10.
Way out west in Italy, in the part called Tuscany Where the cyprus meets the vine The Arno River runs on down, makes it's way through Florence town By the streets of cobblestone it winds When the whispering waters flow, they'll tell you all you'll need to know If they think your question is sincere So when I met a signorina, I went down to the aqua fina With a query for the waves to hear Does she love me, tell me yes Arno Will she smile sweetly when I say, "Te amo" ? Is this really true love or just sympatico I'm hoping you will tell me yes Arno I did love that gal of mine, my fair haired little Florentine But she wouldn't call me mi amore She wouldn't say yes, she wouldn't say no so I went down to Ponte Vecchio To hear what old Arno had to say Does she love me, tell me yes Arno Will she smile sweetly when I say, "Te amo" ? Is this really true love or just sympatico I'm hoping you will tell me yes Arno Does she love me, tell me yes Arno Will she smile sweetly when I say, "Te amo" ? Is this really true love or just sympatico I'm hoping you will tell me yes Arno Hey regazzi I'm hoping you will tell me yes Arno
11.
Poor Monster 03:55
He was so peaceful, lying in his grave 'Til he fell victim to a scientist depraved Cut into pieces under the knife Sewn back together and brought back to life They gave him a face a mother would hate Then two knobs on his neck they used to animate him The hands of a thief, the eyes of a fool The heart of a drunkard that was broken in two Monster, poor monster what will you do The people in the village are coming for you They've burned down the old mill, laboratory Why won't those people just leave you be Dear Doctor Jekyll closed the door He had his book learning but he wanted to know more About the dark forces we all hold inside So he fixed himself a drink and became Mister Hyde That evil spirit took over his mind He was as wicked as Jekyll was kind But when they found when they put him to death It was the poor doctor who took the last breath ………………or…………………………… A warm summer's night, a walk down the lane A man heard a howl terrifyingly profane Something leapt at him from it's demonic lair Turned him into a wolf what was ware Now every month when the moon is full The fates exert their inexorable pull Though he is good down in his soul He's a slave to forces beyond his control Monster, poor monster what will you do The people in the village are coming for you They've burned down the old mill, laboratory Why won't those people just leave you be Even a bedbug eventually gets to enjoy domesticity There's someone for everyone in this world But everyone knows monsters don't get the girl Monsters aren't evil just misunderstood It's the people behind them that are up to no good Look deep inside, I think you'll agree There's some monsters in you and some monsters in me Monster, poor monster what will you do The people in the village are coming for you They've burned down the old mill, laboratory Why won't those people just leave you be Monster, poor monster what will you do Don't they know monsters are people too
12.
Left Foot 03:10
Playing the piano was his bag A little Fats Waller or some Maple Leaf Rag Or a golden oldie like Ain't She Sweet He could play all night and never repeat I'd hear a sound like beating on a drum But that's not where the beat was coming from It came from down below out of view And he kept it a size twelve shoe Left foot, it showed when to come in Left foot, he'd smile with a toothy grin Left foot, like a heartbeat pitter pat pat I never heard a left foot like that People in the bar would turn around As soon as they heard that sound All the time his left foot was on a roll Pounding like a hammer on my soul He would bang on the keys and the strings would pop But we kept on playing we would never stop It was all as easy as opening a door With his left foot pounding on the floor Left foot, it showed when to come in Left foot, he'd smile with a toothy grin Left foot, like a heartbeat pitter pat pat I never heard a left foot like that He don't play no more, but the beat goes on I hear it my head and I play along Now I tell everyone I meet I wish I had two left feet Left foot, it showed when to come in Left foot, he'd smile with a toothy grin Left foot, like a heartbeat pitter pat pat I never heard a left foot like that
13.
He stands on the deck and looks out at the ocean Dreaming of fresh sheets and cases cof rum Three weeks gone from the coast of Morroco With wine by the barrel and grain by the ton Nothing else on the horizon As far as his eyes can see But the cool pale moon that's arising There's someplace that he'd rather be She stands on the deck and looks out at the ocean though she knows he won't be back for nearly a year She wants to go home but the sailors are calling "Walk us to town and we'll buy you a beer" She puts her ring in with his letters By the bed that they sometimes share He'll tell her she ought to know better But she knows that he doesn't care She's red skies at night, she's a sailor's delight Put a drink in her belly, a coin in her hand She doesn't ask him and he doesn't tell But she lives in the heart of this seafaring man Suddenly there he is at her window Whiskers and skin burned black by the sun He stands in her doorway, looks in at her kitchen She knows that her seafaring man has come Late in night she listens She doesn't want this night to end She knows that it's this she'll be missing In the morning when he's gone again She's red skies at night, she's a sailor's delight Put a drink in her belly, a coin in her hand She doesn't ask him and he doesn't tell But she lives in the heart of this seafaring man One day an officer came by to tell her The ship it was lost and no one was saved She thought of the rocks and the cliffs high above them She thought of his cold cold watery grave The sand shifts down on the sea floor The sun sinks out of sight There's a new ship in at the lee shore She knows where she'll be tonight She's red skies at night, she's a sailor's delight Put a drink in her belly, a coin in her hand She doesn't ask him and he doesn't tell But she lives in the heart of this seafaring man
14.
I wrote a song the other day, it didn't do me any good The words didn't rhyme, the rhythm didn't sway like I hoped they would The chorus wasn't catchy and the verses were all wrong The best thing about it - it wasn't very long Painted a picture the other day, it didn't do me any good My straight lines went all astray, not even like they should Even a blind man can see it's kind of lame The best thing about it - it comes in a nice frame The only thing I'm good at is loving you my dear I get my inspiration each time you are near My complete devotion is my field of expertise My crowning achievement, it's my masterpiece Wrote a story the other day, it didn't do me any good The letters got in each other's way, couldn't make them understood The plot it was implausible, unbelievable my friend The best thing about it - the last two words, The End The only thing I'm good at is loving you my dear I get my inspiration each time you are near My complete devotion is my field of expertise My crowning achievement, it's my masterpiece You won't find my masterpiece hanging on a nail Or on the block at Sotheby's, it is not for sale It'll never be a best seller or on the Hit Parade Said I love you the other day, it didn't do me any good But I won't change my loving ways even if I could My masterpiece is your's to keep or to throw away The best thing about it - I make a new one everyday The only thing I'm good at is loving you my dear I get my inspiration each time you are near My complete devotion is my field of expertise My crowning achievement, it's my masterpiece
15.
Grace Emily 03:40
On a cold and wintery night, Left New York City, international flight Across the Pacific it was quite a ride When I woke up it was summer on the down under side Went out walking on the Adelaide streets Looking for a cold one and something to eat I heard a funny sound from a bar across the line I looked up to read the sign Grace Emily, a loud electric guitar Grace Emily, where all the pretty girls are Grace Emily, snags grilling in the back If you want to have good time follow me Down to the Grace Emily The Grace Emily The Grace Emily As it happened, it was Monday night The crowd was loose and the band was tight A regular hang for the usual crew Of college kids and hippies and a biker or two They asked me to sit in and I said, "What the heck" I didn't know just what to expect They said, "This one is easy, it's in the key of A" Counted to four and we were on our way Grace Emily, a loud electric guitar Grace Emily, where all the pretty girls are Grace Emily, snags grilling in the back If you want to have good time follow me Down to the Grace Emily The Grace Emily The Grace Emily Some day I'll make it back I'll go ten thousand miles at the drop of a hat To hear that rock and roll and feel that beat Beat it on down to Weymouth Street Grace Emily, a loud electric guitar Grace Emily, where all the pretty girls are Grace Emily, snags grilling in the back If you want to have good time follow me Down to the Grace Emily A loud electric guitar Grace Emily, where all the pretty girls are Grace Emily, snags grilling in the back If you want to have good time follow me Down to the Grace Emily The Grace Emily The Grace Emily
16.
Spent all night at the Bendigo station on the cold marble floor Me and mom at the Bendigo station on the cold marble floor I may have been only six, but I knew we were in a fix Spent all night at the Bendigo station on the cold marble floor Missed our stop so we have to stay on the cold marble floor We went right past it and we have to stay on the cold marble floor No more trains run tonight, we have to wait until it's light Missed our stop so we have to stay on the cold marble floor It was dark when we went to sleep on the cold marble floor In our coats we went to sleep on the cold marble floor It was too dark for me to see I'm sure glad Mom was there with me It was dark when we went to sleep on the cold marble floor Who was worried while we stayed on the cold marble floor Waiting for us while we stayed on the cold marble floor Poor old Maudie had started to fret because we were not home yet Who was worried while we stayed on the cold marble floor No one knew that we spent all night on the cold marble floor they can't tell that we spent all night on the cold marble floor On the morning train it was clear, the passengers had no idea No one knew that we spent all night on the cold marble floor I never want to spend another night on the cold marble floor
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There's someone I'm going to see She's pretty as a pearl I love her, she loves me She's my little girl Eyes of blue and golden hair Makes my senses whirl I would travel anywhere To see my little girl All the belles at the ball dance and spin and twirl She's my favorite of them all she's my little girl She'll grow big in a while as the days unfurl It will still make me smile to see my little girl I can't wait to get on that plane travel across the world To be there when she says my name She's my little girl.

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released December 6, 2011

Produced by Stephen B. Antonakos
Recorded, mixed, mastered at Mon Bijou

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Homeboy Steve New York, New York

Homeboy Steve, nee Stephen B Antonakos, has played with a succession of American roots bands spanning the last thirty years.
His most recent release is "Bodega Rock". He thinks that there's one or two good songs left that haven't already been written and he presents his attempts to write and perform them accompanied by his guitar and other friends.
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