C&W

by Greg Klyma

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BOSTON.COM ranks 'C&W' among this year’s top 10 rock albums

www.boston.com/culture/music/2019/12/18/top-10-rock-albums-from-boston-artists-2019

‘C&W,’ Greg Klyma

“C&W” — it stands (naturally) for “Coffee and Weed,” the album’s sardonic opening track — due out Dec. 20, is amazingly the Boston country-folk-rocker’s third album this year, and it’s a doozy. A touching and funny old-fashioned country and western collection, it’s full of twangy slide guitar, winkingly sad stories, and no shortage of memorable women, from the imperious “Davidson County Beauty Queen” who “could have any man she wants in Tennessee” to the “Superstar” who “likes singin’ alone in her car.”

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released December 20, 2019

Greg Klyma - acoustic guitar and vocals
Duke Levine - electric guitar
Melanie Brulee - harmonies
Susan Cattaneo - harmonies
Paul Dilley - upright and electric bass, harmonies on "Why I Oughta" and organ on "Crazy"
David Andrew Moore - drums
Andy Santospago - pedal steel

Recorded and Mixed by Dave Westner

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Track Name: Coffee and Weed
I've got coffee, got weed
Everything that I need
Who needs you?

I've got a new attitude
And a room with a view
Who needs you?

Anyone who ever fell
Has a tale to tell
Indeed, I do

Mine started with a kiss
And it ended like this
Who needs you?

You were over the rainbow
I never believed I'd get over you
Somehow I found a way

Anyone who ever fell
Has a tale to tell
Indeed, I do

I've got coffee, got weed
Everything that I need
Who needs you?

Who needs you
Track Name: Davidson County Beauty Queen
Time waits for no man
Neither does she
She could have any man she wants in Tennessee
She's been getting her own way since she was seventeen
Davidson county beauty queen

I drove up from Texas
In a dusty truck wearing my cowboy hat
I pointed her out to the man at the fillin' station
I said, "Mister, who is that?"
He said, "She's been getting her own way since she was seventeen
Davidson county beauty queen"

I parked my truck
She smiled at me
Isn't that just my luck, my first time in Tennessee
She's been getting her own way since she was seventeen
Davidson county beauty queen

I wondered what she wanted
She did not make me wait
She told me she liked my truck
Asked about my Texas plates

Time waits for no man
Neither does she
Before I introduced myself she had my keys
She's been getting her own way since she was seventeen
Davidson county beauty queen

She's been getting her own way since she was seventeen
Davidson county beauty queen
Davidson county beauty queen

It's 800 miles from the Cumberland River back to Barton Springs
800 miles from the Cumberland River back to Barton Springs
800 miles from the Cumberland River
800 miles from the Cumberland River
800 miles from the Cumberland River
Track Name: Beginner's Luck
Summer day, learning a game with the man who gave my daddy his name across the board in a memory
I jumped him, he jumped me. Black and red. Crown a king. My first try was a victory.

He smiled and said, "Take it from me, it ain't always gonna be that easy. If you're thinkin' it will, better think again."

Just 'cause you win, doesn't mean losing ain't around the bend
And winning may not mean what you think it does
Chalk this up to beginner's luck

Summer day, different game. Asked my gal if she'd take my name. She said yes through her smilin' tears.
Told granddaddy how I'd won her love. Wondered if we'd make it when the times got tough. "How have you done it all these years?"

He smiled and said, "Take it from me, it ain't always gonna be that easy. If you're thinkin' it will, better think again."

When you begin you never know what's comin' around the bend
It doesn't always work like you think it does
There's times when you laugh, times when you fight
And son, if I'm hearing you right, you wanna know
How did I find someone I could always love

Chalk it up to beginner's luck
Track Name: Superstar
She didn't like taking music in school
Teacher made 'er feel like a fool
Being forced to sing in chorus left a scar

She says she's a superstar when she's in her car
Says I love this one and turns it up
Anyone can see through her windows
She's got it bad and she can't get enough
Oh, she don't like to sing with the crowd hanging out at the bar
She loves singing alone in her car

We sometimes go for a ride
She sits quiet on the passenger side
You can bet she ain't gonna let down her guard

But she says she's a superstar when she's in her car
Says I love this one and turns it up
Anyone can see through her windows
She's got it bad and she can't get enough
Oh, she don't like to sing with the crowd hanging out at the bar
She loves singing alone in her car

She's a superstar

She knows all the words to her favorite songs
She's in the groove when she's on the move
With nothing to prove to no one

She says she's a superstar when she's in her car
Says I love this one and turns it up
Anyone can see through her windows
She's got it bad and she can't get enough
No, she don't like to sing with the crowd hanging out at the bar
Karaoke night is not in the cards

She says she's a superstar when she's in her car
Says I love this one and turns it up
Anyone can see through her windows
She's got it bad and she can't get enough
No, she don't like to sing with the crowd hanging out at the bar
She loves singing alone in her car

She's a superstar
Track Name: Why I Oughta
Why I oughta drink more water
I ain't had near as much as I should
Bartender don't you think
You could put a little water in my drink
'Cause the whiskey makes the water taste so good

Last night, I got in at 4am
And tonight, I'll be going out again
I've been sleeping like a log
Waking up in a fog
I'm gonna take some good advice from a friend

She said I oughta drink more water
I ain't had near as much as I should
Bartender don't you think
You could put a little water in my drink
'Cause the whiskey makes the water taste so good

Here of late I've been blackin' out
Asked the doc, "What could that all be about?"
He told me I'm a fool
As he turned on his barstool
Spoke out of the corner of his mouth

He said I oughta drink more water
I ain't had near as much as I should
Bartender don't you think
You could put a little water in my drink
'Cause the whiskey makes the water taste so good

Now the moral of the story is I need help
'Cause down at the bar I'm not allowed to help myself
I've got a thirst I need to quench, y'all
And hydration is essential
Fill my glass, let's raise a toast to my health

Yeah, I oughta drink more water
I ain't had near as much as I should
Bartender don't you think
You could put a little water in my drink
'Cause the whiskey makes the water taste so good
Track Name: The Over in Lover
You really had me under your spell
You put the over in lover

We had an attraction till you took away the action
You put the over in lover

I was so blinded by your charm
I couldn't see the harm

You were my number one, now who's the number one
You put the over in lover

You put the go in gone, you are the going one
Who put the over in lover

You had me on a string, but hey, you didn't want that ring
You put the over in lover

When I saw yes in your eyes
How could I know just how you'd cut me down to sighs

You were my one and only, now I'm alone and lonely
You put the over in lover

You put the over in lover
Track Name: The Distance
I'm looking back from a distance
We never had a chance
You won't see me out tonight lookin' for a new romance
I'm trying to get some distance

Love is a long and rocky road
I've traveled on it long enough to know
Now I'm on the road back to happiness
And I'm gonna go the distance

Oh, the pain of loving you
All the changes I've been through

You won't see me out tonight looking for a new romance
I'm trying to get some distance

I'm living for the day your memory goes away
When they lay me down here's what my gravestone oughta say...

I'm looking back from a distance
We never had a chance
You won't see me out tonight lookin' for a new romance
I'm trying to get some distance

I'm looking back from a distance

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