Songs From Creation Station

by Kerm Jenkins

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released May 25, 2017

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Track Name: It Was All Totally Normal
The cold war is over,
Let’s tear down the wall.
They’re voting in Haiti,
Aristide tops them all.
And Quebec,
Decides to stay part of the team.

Kim Il-Sung died,
Bill Clinton lied,
Coast to coast, now our computers are tied,
And the Gulf
Is filling with oil after short wartime toil

It was all
Totally
Normal

The Dow Jones is climbing,
Up, up and away.
McDonalds in Moscow,
Floppy drives go away
MP3s come on but we still love CDs

Nirvana, Sound Garden, Gin Blossoms and Ween.
Supergrass, Blur, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Spice Girls
The Prodigy smacking their bitch up.

It was all
Totally
Normal

It was all
Totally
Normal

Grow out your hair, don your flannel, don’t care.
Stare at your shoes, you’ve got nothing to lose
It was all totally normal
It was all totally normal
In the 90’s
Track Name: It Was Nuts And Bolts
Shelves collapse
Steps cave in
Nuts and bolts
Nuts and bolts
You're too tired
To begin again
Nuts and bolts
Nuts and bolts

The plaster cracks
Your ladder breaks
Nuts and Bolts
Nuts and Bolts
Your hands are sore
Your back so aches
Nuts and Bolts
Nuts and Bolts

You find your tools
You collect the parts
Nuts and bolts
Nuts and bolts
You measure the challenge
You harden your heart
Nuts and bolts
Nuts and bolts

Always for Bob the Builders
But never the Mary's
Nuts and bolts
Nuts and bolts
This is a bigger load
Than you're to carry
Nuts and bolts
Nuts and bolts

Strip them down
Down to the grain
Break it down and build again
Nuts and bolts
Nuts and bolts
Break it down and build again

The walls crumble down
The distance divides
There's only a foundation
To be your guide
You can no longer be
As you had been
Break it down and build again
Nuts and bolts
Nuts and bolts

Break it down and build again.
Break it down and build again.
Track Name: It Was All Lemon Drop
The town of Werther is no place for stars:
Sugar Daddys peddle their Pixie Sticks while the Jaw Breakers make Taffy out of the Mr Goodbars of the world.
The street corners are lined with Peeps Popping Rocks and selling Blow. -
Pop expects Smarties in his family but sees Newt as a Milk Dud, Skittles for brains.
Newt is no Nerd, but no Sour Patch Kid either.

More sweet than sour, less sour than sweet.

Lindsey Lemon’s Gum Drops to the floor as she Snickers, remembering his clumsiness and Butterfingers,
But then she thinks of that moment –
their sweet Hershey Kiss; the feeling of Waxy Lips touching and the Fireball glowing in his eyes.
She melts.

More sweet than sour, less sour than sweet.

Lindsay Lemon Drops off into her daydream.
She stares at the Sky, Barred by the towering buildings covered in green and Red Vines.
Newt On the other hand, thinks about Red Hot nights and dreams of 100 Grand in his pocket.
Newt wants to be a Star, Bursting into the limelight.

Sweet or sour, sour or sweet.

In the Good Bar in downtown Werther, Newt performs his Originals. He hopes to one day make that big Payday but gets only Circus Peanuts.
Lindsey Lemon Drops Baby Ruth off at the Gummy Bear Daycare
She drives away and turns up the Rock Candy on the radio
She thinks about Newt and the conversation beTwixt their hearts.

Sweet and sour, sour and sweet.
Sweet and sour, sour and sweet.
Track Name: The Mustard Bin
I always aim ahead but fall behind,
But now I’ve got forward movement on my mind.
Leavin’ in December is a rough dealt hand,
Guess I’ll hope that the draw will make things softer

When I’ll land, I don’t know when,
Hope I’m not back in the mustard bin

Red Light
Livin’ in the mustard bin
Red Light
Livin’ in the mustard bin

Makes sense to me how I’d end up here,
When I think about the steps I took it seems so clear.
Feels so deserved, it feels so free,
To seek comfort in facts and hindrances dogging me.

When I’ll land, I don’t know when,
Hope I’m not back in the mustard bin

Red Light
Livin’ in the mustard bin
Red Light
Livin’ in the mustard bin

Dimming lights and white curtains,
I see the faces, remember places, fleeting chases.
I’d hoped for more (I’d hoped for more) (I’d hoped for more)
But at the time, it seemed like pushing through was too much of a chore.

Seen at the end, there was never a win,
From inside the mustard bin

Red Light
Livin’ in the mustard bin
Red Light
Livin’ in the mustard bin