How To Avoid Lightning Strikes

by Luke Leek & The Crunchy Groove Machine

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released August 28, 2016

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Luke Leek & The Crunchy Groove Machine Louisville, Kentucky

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Crunchy Groove Machine is:
Luke Leek- acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica
Neil Lucas-drums
Matt Kohorst-bass
Brian White-electric guitars
Blake Ross-Vocals, harmonica
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Track Name: Saltwater
Sometimes the sun don’t shine so well sometimes it isn’t warm
Sometimes it feels like we’re crashing through the center of a storm
And it hits you once and it hits you twice right between those shining eyes
And we drift off to the dead sea down below

Saltwater Saltwater here we go again
I believe we’ll float if we choose not to swim
Saltwater Saltwater carry me home tonight
And if we’re lucky we might see the morning rise

Sometimes the clouds don’t seem so gray when you’re already in the shade
Sometimes the rain that falls doesn’t ruin the day
And it fills the wells we draw up ourselves to quench our thirsts
And rinse off our long hard days work

Saltwater Saltwater here we go again
I believe we’ll float if we choose not to swim
Saltwater Saltwater carry me home tonight
And if we’re lucky we might see the morning rise

Sometimes the moon that glows above sheds light into our dark
Sometimes it moves the seas but it doesn’t move our hearts
And the gravity that pulls the tides draws out our insides
And in the truth we find there’s no place to hide

Saltwater Saltwater here we go again
I believe we’ll float if we choose not to swim
Saltwater Saltwater carry me home tonight
And if we’re lucky we might see the morning rise
And if we’re lucky we might see the morning rise
Track Name: Heaven Don't Worry
Mama forgive me for what I’ve done
I guess you could say I’m on the run
And heaven don’t worry, don’t need you none
Got my feet on the ground and my face in the sun

I was told when I was young
There’s something better above my son
But I can see that it’s not that way
And every morning’s a brand new day

So heaven don’t worry, don’t need you none
Got my feet on the ground and my face in the sun

Grandma just turned 95 and all her life has she been kind
And all this time without a sign
Of something better above in the sky

So heaven don’t worry, don’t need you none
Got my feet on the ground and my face in the sun
Track Name: How To Avoid Lightning Strikes
When I see you hurting I wish I could say I feel the same
When I see you hurting I wish I could say I feel your pain
But I don’t feel much anymore my heart’s been hanging around the floor
And it’s ok you know life goes on it’s just like the melodies of my songs
Advancing forward because you know you can’t go back
Advancing forward because you know time don’t work like that

What’s done out of love goes beyond good and beyond evil
What’s done out of love goes beyond good and beyond evil
Nietzsche said that and I agree—it helps me find my sympathy within
And though I try to be kind I think I’m just trying to find
A way to avoid lightning strikes
How to avoid lightning strikes
Track Name: Ancient Mariner
I fell adream at the bottom of the bottle and lay there looking up
And out to sea I floated clutching my broken cup
Sunset sunrise what a chore to think
Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink

I’d given up and closed my eyes when a vision came to me
Of the soaring albatross high above the sea
And as it flew my bow I drew and took reckless aim
Swish thud split blood in a watery grave

So float on all day long I scour for the shore
Float on all night long I can’t pray anymore

Well I can’t complain for drunk I remain
Out here on the open sea
And riding the tides is where I’ll reside
With the wind as my company

So float on all day long I scour for the shore
Float on all night long I can’t pray anymore
Track Name: Jesus And Another Man
I’m going out I’ve got my best shirt on
You come along you’ve got your hair all done
I’ve got a little money and I want to spend it all
So you can stay beside me after moonlight falls

You still loved me when I told you I was broke
And you still kissed me when I told you that I smoked
I’ve still got my band I’m gonna write another song for you
Singing please stay with me ’til the sky turns blue

You say you found jesus and another man
I’m no the type to start a fuss with them
Just gonna unlock my door so you can sneak on right back in
So you can lay beside me when you through with them
Track Name: Lonesome War
Mama said son leave your guns at home
You can't win a war all alone
But the fun is in the fight
So I'll try
And go

The bluebird sang son don't be afraid
The sun is shining bright its a lovely day
Well I'm sorry and I'll try
But I'm so frightened
Right now

My friend Bill said hey I'll help you fight
I'm not afraid when the bullets fly
So I watched as my friend died
And now I try hard
To sleep

The barkeep said son you're looking sad
What terrible dreams you must have had
Well just one more please
Then I'll go home
I think

Mama I said I should have left them home
You can't win a war all alone
I've missed you and this place
But I tell you it ain't
Worth the fight
Track Name: 8 Feet Tall
Summertime and the air hangs like some kind of vines on the skin
And the trees perfume the sky
And every now and again something rolls in like some kind of sign
Lightning crashing through the skies

And as I sit here oh so small I can’t help feeling 8 feet tall
Because I’ve got you here by my side
As I sit here oh so small I can’t help feeling 9 feet tall
Because I’ve got everything thing in my sights

Solstice time the day of the sun that we would celebrate
Fireflies dazzling the eye
And then the leaves are changing growing brighter day after day
Before it all begins to fade

And as I sit here oh so small I can’t help feeling 8 feet tall
Because I’ve got you here by my side
As I sit here oh so small I can’t help feeling 9 feet tall
Because I’ve got everything thing in my sights
Track Name: Say Hello To Everyone
Step out the door and my head is spinnin' I think I've had my fill of women
And if you ask them about me they'd say the same

So say hello to the moon and sun
And say hello to everyone
But as for me
I think I'll hit the road

Well I've never been so far from home and I've never felt so all alone
With every morning light I feel the same
Come out here from way out west and I can't believe that I've past the best
Of times and now I'm on to the worse

So say hello to the moon and sun
And say hello to everyone
But as for me
I think I'll hit the road

Darkness Darkness here I come
And say hello to everyone
But as for me I think I'll find some stars
Can't find them under city lights
Its all the wrong kind of brights
So old Umpqua lord here I come

Say hello to the moon and sun
And say hello to everyone
But as for me
I think I'll hit the road
Track Name: Cold Today
Behold the man who stands in the streets
With no feet
He just leans on a tune
Just the same as me and you

It’s cold today
That’s not surprising I hear you say
Because you took all the blankets and you burned them for warmth
Oh and babe, it’s cold today

The spring has come and the day has not yet begun
As I lay beside a cold steel frame
I’ll stare at your skin and I’ll wish it aflame
Because babe it’s cold today