Pretty Derivatives (EP)

by The Cheeky Few

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released June 9, 2017

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The Cheeky Few Whittier, California

The Cheeky Few are from Whittier, CA. Country, folk, and early rock and roll provide the inspiration for their songs. The aim is to add something new to the well worn traditions of our country's best music.

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Track Name: Daddy's Winnebago
Well my daddy he was built for travelin
Though growin up he rarely left the yard
But he swore if he was blessed with his own family
He’d bound around the world without regard

He scoured the Penny Saver, huntin page by page
And trolling through that auto swap took all our Saturdays
Lookin for a vehicle that’s worth respect and praise
And when we’d drive it down the block so many we’d amaze

We were searchin for daddy’s Winnebago
We wanna see the world in V8 harmony
Recreation can’t be done another way oh
In a twenty four footer from Forest City

I recalled the day he backed her up the driveway
Flying “W” on the side beyond belief
Seemed that rig would just go on forever
She ain’t a Minnie Winnie she's a Super Chief

She’d weathered several owners who didn’t treat her well.
Short on upkeep, long on miles never lost that smell
From the beamin' look on Daddy’s face I know he couldn’t tell
And if anyone besmirched her well he’d holler go to hell

We'd pull out in Daddy's Winnebago
To see the world in V8 harmony
Recreation can’t be done another way-o
Than with all of my kin right next to me

The cupboard stocked with tang and cans of tuna
Chinese checkers and Guess Who upon the shelf
He’d rev her at the top of each long weekend
Cause them four corners ain’t gonna see themselves

We seen both Dakotas and all them southern states
Mud and Sandy Rivers and most of them Great Lakes
Passin by the Ho Jos and all them Super Eights
No flea infested motel is gonna seal our fate

We’ll sleep out in daddy’s Winnebago
Gonna chart the stars in V8 harmony
Constellations can’t be seen another way-o
Than with the whole damn family right next to me

Daddy’s touring days are over, he had to leave the road
Me I hit the bottle and harder stuff I’m told
Pissing off a future, a childhood laced with gold
There’s one thing that I still got that won’t be bought or sold


Well all I got is daddy’s Winnebago
Up on four blocks down by the creek
I guess I could have gone another way oh
I just sit and watch the radiator leak
Track Name: Thin Veil
I just won’t stop by unannounced anymore
You won’t call me to bitch, I can’t crash on your floor
And when I set the table it’s never for four
You should never been taken that way

So I don’t want to go out to any old place
All our old rambilngs, no need to retrace

‘Cause the one thing I won’t find, I won’t find your face
You’re gone and I’m lost in the fray

But we’ll still go dancin’ on the backs of my eyes
You’re the star of my dreams and it ain’t no surprise
Just guide me and teach me ‘till I realize
It’s a thin veil between you and me
Just a thin veil between you and me

The clothes in your closet, we take down and fold
They don’t smell like you now, they’re rigid and cold
If I’d a had one wish, we all a grown old
In youth in our hearts you’ll remain


But we’ll still go dancin’ on the backs of my eyes
You’re the star of my dreams and it ain’t no surprise
Just guide me and teach me ‘till I realize
It’s a thin veil between you and me
Just a thin veil between you and me

I guess I’ve no use for that off ramp no more
I don’t need to buy beer or to stop at the store
All our stupid adventures I swore there’d be more
You were gone when I looked back again

Let’s never stop dancin’ on the backs of my eyes
Don’t you dare leave my dreams for some other guy’s
Just teach me and tease me ‘till I realize
It’s a thin veil between you and me
Just a thin veil between you and me
Track Name: True North
I’m tired of this old busted life
And I’ve yet to make my mark
I got an empty heart and a bucket of strife
And it’s time to light a spark

I lift my gaze to the heaven’s above
For guidance or a sign
I didn’t see no southern cross
And Polaris suits me fine

Well where I’m travelin’s true north
And it’s true north I must go
I know I’ll be travelin’ true north
Cause that bright star tells me so
That bright star tell me so


I’ll throw a book of affirmations in a worn out bag
Crunch the gravel on the road
The man I am is such a drag
Gonna let him just explode

I meet a lot of little people In a lot of little towns
Who can teach me a simpler way
I’ll laugh at all their jokes and buy another round
They’ll ask but I can’t stay

My feet’ll stray from the traveled path
With nature I’ll commune
Out in the woods I’ll lose sloth and wrath
Enlightenment will come soon


Gonna meet a hippy dippy girl with a pony tail
No shoes upon her feet
She’ll teach me love and I won’t fail
I’ll gain benevolence for weeks

I’ll reach the top of the world and I will see
Aurora Borealis all alone
I haven’t taken time to look deep in me
So it’s doubtful I have grown

And I thought that I traveled true north
But it’s true north I won’t see
No use in travelin all the way
If I can’t find the truth in me
If I can’t find the truth in me
Track Name: Sure to Drown
"Sure to Drown" (Pickering/Hartford)

Floating dungeon on Atlantic Seas
Stolen souls are chained ‘tween each other’s knees
There’s five hundred maybe more
For forced labor on the Carolina shore
Don’t you wheeze and don’t you cough
Sick ones pulled on deck and they toss ‘em off

CHORUS
And they’re sure to drown
Well they’re sure to drown
When the ship goes down
They’ll surely drown
When the ship goes down
They’re sure to drown


Poor folks pay for a chance at paradise
‘Cause times have changed and now we’re civilized
In a rubber boat or a rusty van
For South Europe or across the Rio Grande
And it don’t matter if they meet their lord
I got my money before they came aboard

CHORUS

Pulled by hunger pushed out by war
They take low wages we ain't gonna offer more
For those who reach our fertile land
Do you see a problem, or do you see a man?
If we don’t change course, if we let things flow
We’ll end up in that fiery lake that’s down below

And we’re sure to drown
Well we’re sure to drown
When the ship goes down
We’ll surely drown
When the ship goes down
We’re sure to drown
Track Name: Stateline, NV
Don’t call me collect from Stateline Nevada
Just to say you got a new man
He’s got a dry clean sport coat and the kids really like him
And you’ll send me pictures when you can

We were set up by a friend that I never really liked
We went to Arby’s to have ourselves a ball
It was Diet Doctor Pepper, and two beef and cheddars
Getting frisky in the ladies bathroom stall

I was a fool for thinking that our love was real
Honest serene and bonafide
Between you psychic readings and NRA meetings
I was clear you just used me for the ride

Don’t call me collect from Stateline Nevada
Just to say you got a new man
He’s a skee-ball hustler and the kids really like him
And you’ll send me pictures when you can

Your house was strewn with strange knic knacs
To sort em I never even tried
An Osmonds salt shaker, bust of Tammy Faye Baker
A tapestry of Elton John and Lady Di


Don’t call me collect from Stateline Nevada
Just to say you got a new man
He’s got a green belt in Judo and the kids really like him
And you’ll send me pictures when you can

You didn’t tell me bout you kids or their real dad
Till we’d been dating, for nigh on a year
Well they're little angels but he’s a hell’s angel
And he doesn’t want my sissy ass round here

Don’t call me collect from Stateline Nevada
Just to say you got a new man
He’s a wheat beer expert and the kids really like him
And you’ll send me pictures when you can

I tried so hard to make things work
Didn’t want our bond to fade
I said forever, you said “whatever”
And I hope to live and love another day

Don’t call me collect from Stateline Nevada
Just to say you got a new man
He’s got a Laser Disc collection and the kids really like him
And you’ll send me pictures when you can