the Cobbler's Kids Wear No Shoes

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This record has been a long time coming. Work began some time in 2004. Because of the way my career as a tech works, i have to squeeze in time whenever and wherever i can to make my own music. So a lot of this record was recorded in some really strange places, like poolside in hotels, or cargo vans in Europe, you name it. I've been making records for a long time and I've put everything i have into this one. It may not be for everyone, but i promise you will find it to be unique, original, and probably different than anything you've ever heard. Thanks for listening!!!

-herb

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released November 15, 2012

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Track Name: Allergic to Scorpio
it's not about how smart you are, more about what you know
it ain't the kind that makes me itch, but i'm allergic to scorpio
but i never wanted to know that much about anyone
i think i know how smart you are, and i want to find out what you know
if you'd meet me in the middle, i might be ready to go
but i never wanted to go that far without anyone by my side
quit with these questions, i'm not going back there, i'm tired of talking today
quit with these questions, i'm not going back there, i've got nothing left to say
Track Name: Knew Order
i don't know why i never took the time
i guess i couldn't find the words
i know that anyone can answer your questions, dear
the trick to me belongs in answering them right
i spell submission with a capitol P
and i doesn't matter who complies
i know that anyone can answer your questions now, dear
the trick to me belongs in answering them right
and i would like to sing a lullaby for you
but you don't want to go to sleep
Track Name: Knot Meat My I's
does anyone mind if i watch from afar?
i've been paying attention and it's not for me
you go on up inside, i'll just stay in my car
with my friend jon bon jovi in the 'burban with spleen
there are millions of girlfriends with tons of guitars
getting smashed on the alter in may
if i wait long enough, you'll get back in my car
but it probably won't happen today
does anyone mind if i hum a few bars?
you don't have to sing along but you might if you please
does anybody mind if we haunt a few bars?
like the turf club, fernando's, or even big v's
there are millions of punk rocks with tons fo guitars
getting smashed on the alter in june
if you wait long enough i'll come back to this bar
but it probably won't happen real soon
does anyone mind if i watch from afar?
you can speak in soft whispers and knot meat my I's
does anyone know or care who we are?
they might notice we're gone but they won't be surprised
they might notice you're gone but they won't be surprised
Track Name: Shake Hands
something about the heartiest handshakes
brings about change in people you try to know
learn about their fathers, are they fathers?
and do they teach their daughters how to shake hands?
living without the open landscapes
brings about pain and things that you don't want to know
learn about the others, are there others?
and can they really expect you to meet their demands
Track Name: Know Other
i'll crash all of the windows in your brand new car
i'll be there beside you pushing you to go so far
i'll follow your bus on the way home from school
i'll be there to bring you back to earth when you think you're cool
i'll change all the displays in the windows of your mind
i'll be there with words encouraging and kind
i'll change all of your tires when you're lonely and cold
i'll be there beside you when your growing old
Track Name: Her Place
you can get drunk and stay at her place, i'm going home
i'll see you in the morning but, they're shutting off the phone
so it won't work to call me, but i might be there
you can get drunk and stay at her place, i won't care
you run around like you've got something to prove
but you don't care about me, i've got nothing to lose
i'm laying it on the line and this is what i'm about
we could stay up and talk or go home and make out
you can get drunk and stay at her place, it'll be alright
i'll see you in the morning, and we don't have to fight about it
but it won't work to tell me that i'm on your mind
you can get drunk and stay at her place, and that's just fine
you've got your boyfriends and girlfriends and you've got a choice
you can't expain it to me, i won't hear your voice
i'm laying it on the line and i'm spelling it out
i could spend the night or you could throw me out
but now you're on your own
truly alone
so you can run around and fuck anybody you want, but that ain't who i am
you can get drunk and stay at her place, i won't give a damn
Track Name: Eye No
well you're learning how to say no
and i'm learning how to let go
i can be bought and sold like a horse
and you can do the buying and the selling
you wouldn't want me sleeping on your floor
and you wouldn't want kicking and shoving and screaming and knocking at your door
whoever said you can't solve anything with force
must not know the kind of people i know
oh, i know
so i'm learning how to say no
and therefore you're learning how to let go
Track Name: another $5K
well i've got five thousand dollars
i'm gonna buy a real cool song
and i'll practice up my poses
and i'll put my make-up on
all i need to do is just refuse to play that part
now days music's business much more so than it's an art
and i'll hire some good musicians
and i'll doctor up my voice (with studio magic!)
and i'll suck up to some other guy's label
as if i don't have a choice (but i really do..)
sing about some politics and i'll do it from the heart
now days music's business much more so than it's an art
and you've got your image and your name
but you ain't got no shame
you'd sell your soul and buy some fame
but that's alright because i'd probably do the same
then i'll buy expensive cars
and i'll drive 'em around the block with the top down
and don't forget about expensive guitars
i'm gonna play them all at once, like rick nielsen, or yngwie, or that other dude
all i really need to do is just refuse to play that part
now days music's business much more so than it's a big fat butt dart
Track Name: (the importance of) Comfortable Shoes
having finally understood the importance of comfortable shoes
i would like to remain by your side, and learn other important things too
the only mess in my life is my apartment
watching constellations with you i decided what i had to do
and i'm no longer afraid of getting fat
Track Name: the Big Hat of Summer
i'll tell you all about a problem that i ought to fix
scream and shout and say well he're what you can do about it
that would mean i probably ought to follow through
but i'm too lazy to practice what i preach so i won't
what kind of meds are you on
and do you take them thrice aday
do they really make you feel better
or do you just think it's the only way to be
now breathe with me
and count to ten and find complacency
and if you're the only one well that matters
and if i'm the only one who cares
about your bass player's girlfriend
so i say no, no, i don't want to play your rock and roll no more
Track Name: your song to ME
i wake up to same dreams over and over
i can't even tell you what they're really about
it's all too cryptic to piece it together
i need more time just to figure it out
unless you figure it out for me
or am i somebody else or who i want to be
it's not about you, it's me
you can't figure it out for me
and i rely on the same schemes over and over
you don't even know what i'm talking about
i'm way too cynical to keep it together
it's just a matter of time before i'm swimming in doubt
unless you figure it out for me
or is there something going on that i can't see
it's not about you, it's me
you can't figure it out for me
but honey when you wake up, i'm in a heap of trouble
i've really outdone myself this time
you're gonna know what i did last night in my dreams
soft kisses and peaceful crimes
i can't explain it away, so i won't even bother
break down the door but i'm not coming in
arbitrary words, arbitrary rhymes, i'm on a schedule but i can't say when
i'm gonna figure it out on my own
so i wrote you a letter saying goodbye
you know i gotta learn to make up my mind
i'm way to frightened to look at forever
nobody gets an unlimited amount of time
to figure it out, for me
or am i somebody else or who i want to be
it's not about you, it's me
you can't figure it out for me
you know i gotta figure it out on my own
Track Name: the Opus of the Olympic Decathlete
you figure them out....