Greatest Free Mutt Shit

by Mutts

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1.
Half Mile 02:20
Woke up today, I woke up awake Turns out the end of the world wasn't another fake I've slept through an apocalypse or two in my time But this one was for me, it wasn't for you it's mine Half a mile from Memphis, twice as far from piece of mind branches fumble leaves in tired Tennessee sunshine I'm mulling over last night's sin; she stitched lion on my pillow now I'm a mouse again I was hailing a cab, she was hailing a cab but all these neon lights make my girl look so drab We got helium kisses, we can rise above the Windy Pissers using their lips for love for why? Half a mile from Memphis, twice as far from piece of mind branches fumble leaves in tired Tennessee sunshine I'm mulling over last night's sin; she stitched lion on my pillow now I'm a mouse again Detach yourself, drop your fuckin' phone together we're all just together alone I got your status right here in my hand it says, "everything worth doing isn't planned." Half a mile from Memphis, twice as far from piece of mind branches fumble leaves in tired Tennessee sunshine I'm mulling over last night's sin; she stitched lion on my pillow now I'm a mouse again
2.
Junior 03:15
You been walkin' in the footsteps of your father Ain't no door you wouldn't close to make a dime You always wanted to be rich like your father now you're just like him - you'll only end up doing time While you're walkin' in the footsteps of your father, it's toward the penitentiary you fly your kite And when there's no more wind we'll find you been gamblin' with everybody's cash - kid your ass is doin' time. Junior, you've got big shoes to fill. I been thinkin' about Ohio in December the smoke stacks dormant as the bramble and the pine with vacant parking lots, and vacant present hiding spots when all move from assembly to unemployment lines So I've been thinkin' about the footsteps of my father how he did all he could to keep a workin' line so I'd be proud to walk the footsteps of my father. and just like him I gotta make a set of mine. Junior, you've got big shoes to fill. Whoa yeah... Conglomerates designed to penetrate and just take, take, take. It's what they got Junior learning in class now... but he won't know it 'til he's on his way back down.
3.
Her tongue told of scrambled eggs and cigarettes, not her notebook full of I-just-haven’t-yet’s. She greets me in the morning with her Listerine kisses. Her Game Genie daddy grants her endless wishes. Jesus took a shower down Venice Beach, washing off the salt from the waves. Her Daddy’s in the church underneath a flag. You know what they say, “God, Country, Grave.” Skyscrapers cover up the harvest moon. Feeling like a seed cast on stone. A night so cold it was itchin’; it ain’t just the roots that won’t leave her alone. No it’s not the girl, and it’s not the war it ain’t the general, or his orders it’s not the getting lost, or the cost or the fate – it’s the thought you hate. I would take it all back, but it’s no good. I would take it all back, if I could.
4.
Throwback 03:54
If I ain't laughing it don't mean I'm crying. If I ain't living it don't mean I'm dying. Stop asking to see my pearly whites. No time for tooth, son - just stay tight. Cuz no one gets rich on their own sweat these days; no one out here gets rich. No one gets rich on their own sweat... Threw back another hour, I put it down like a broken mule. Threw back another hour, I put it down, beat black & blue. Threw back another hour, I put it down like a worn-out fool. Given time only cowards gonna wonder if they got nothin' better to do. A body set to rest ain't got no soul. A house if left empty it gon' get cold. Gotta fuel the furnace; pig iron got the scrap left in it. Gotta burn it pure; I know the steel gonna take me with it... No one out here gettin' rich. No one gets rich on their own sweat. I'ma get me rich yet!
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If it's hot it'll sell With whistles and bells it'll fly off the shelves if it's hot it'll move if it's hot it'll move Getcha getcha one, getcha getcha one, getcha Getcha getcha one, getcha getcha one, getcha Getcha getcha one, getcha getcha one, getcha Getcha getcha one, getcha two I've heard it all before and I'll hear it again If you wanna make it HOT you gonna need me as your friend I'll save you some time, do you really wanna make it? Well if it ain't HOT just fake it If it's hot it'll sell, if it's hot it'll sell with whistles and bells it'll fly off the shelves if it's hot it'll move, word dances through two lips that'll woo 'til there's naught left to do STEP RIGHT UP Baby, you could shit gold STEP RIGHT UP But I can see you're ice cold STEP RIGHT UP We'll have you smiling endlessly, but baby come with me 'cause first we gotta fix them teeth All your dreams will come true, there'll be no more wishin' There's still much to do, and I can smell my commission There's no time for practice let's get you in the game 'Cause there ain't nothing to fame but fame If it's hot it'll sell, if it's hot it'll sell with whistles and bells it'll fly off the shelves if it's hot it'll move, word dances through two lips that'll woo 'til there's naught left to do If it's hot it'll sell, if not - well oh well give it whistles and bells it'll fly off the shelves If it's hot it'll move; you can always improve burn cash as your fuel on a product that's cool if it's hot it'll sell...
6.
Prizefighter 04:51
My God it's late, honey where you been? Before she could lie, it's already forgiven It's written so plainly in her eyes I've read this before - it always ends in her smile She never loved me but she never tried And he never lover her until she was mine It ain't my fault my heart is so hard it's covered in bruises and battle scars; these are hardly the marks of a prizefighter. Yeah, well it ain't my fault is such a stupid phrase usually said by the one who's to blame I step in the ring and I let down my gloves I'm throwing the fight 'cause I think I'm in love. Her pillow's cold, even colder than before she called out a name I couldn't ignore. Maybe with time, growing up will prove to be the difference between experienced and used. She doesn't love me but i wish she would try just thinking 'bout leaving is making me tired. It ain't my fault my heart is so hard it's covered in bruises and battle scars; these are hardly the marks of a prizefighter. Yeah, well it ain't my fault is such a stupid phrase
7.
Save Us 05:28
When the sky cracked it rained for days. Papa cried while Mama prayed. She said in time it would be OK. Every sin would just wash away. A stranger rowed out above the mud, she prayed for rain all despite the flood. And Mama cried, "Well, she's one of us!" So we, blinded, laid down our trust. Hallelujah. She will save us. When the rush of the tide gave way to foundations stripped bare and gray Mama sighed, "it'll be OK. Every sin has been washed away."
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This river is a line between us and them This river is a line between us and them This river is a line between us and them God made it to divide, who can argue with Him? He put you on a side with your only friends He put you on a side so that you could make friends He put you on a side and them gon' be your friends But the river will wind, and the river will bend CUT THE STRINGS ON YOUR MARIONETTE and step aside if you ain't gonna bet Jacks are wild, and we ain't in a rush you know that Five of a Kind will always beat a straight flush The Devil is alive and he looks like Hell The Devil is alive and he looks like Hell The Devil is alive and he looks like Hell But you know what they say - oh well, oh well, oh well He put you on a side with your only friends He put you on a side so that you could make friends He put you on a side and them gon' be your friends But the river will wind, and the river will bend CUT THE STRINGS ON YOUR MARIONETTE and step aside if you ain't gonna bet Jacks are wild, and we ain't in a rush you know that Five of a Kind will always beat a straight flush Stop steppin' on my side I got my side you got your side Stay steppin' on your side You got your side I got my side I'm steppin' on tall pines You're steppin' on apple orchards I'm steppin' on tall pines I got my side you got your side now...
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Blind Truth 02:55
Me & myself take I to hell at night tryin' to find somebody to please us. Nobody knows of the mistakes I make I keep 'em between myself and Jesus. Trouble for believers is leaders become deceivers when just doin' what we've told feels unnatural. I used to try and fight it now I keep it outta sight it makes me get up & go - as long as nobody knows. When you're tellin' a lie, always sellin' a lie - STAND UP AND YELLIN' THE LIE It's a blind truth. Tucked under sheets, my dirty street bedtime. I woke up with gravel in my teeth. Cover my smile so I can justify slammin' my gavel on belief. Trouble with tribunals is scruples become communal and now doin' what I should just don't feel so good. I skirt the public's ire when flirtin' with desire I can get up and go - as long as nobody knows. When you're tellin' a lie, always sellin' a lie - STAND UP AND YELLIN' THE LIE It's a blind truth.
10.
Trust 03:58
You gave me a reason to stay here, gave me a reason to go. You gave me a reason to eat up, gave me a reason to choke. Went to bed with the bottle, stayed up all night with your lust. Woke up today with a reason - it sure as hell ain't your trust. Now you're sore from all your scrubbing but it won't wash off. Tore right into the surface, but it won't wash off. Decorate or decompose, you can't change what's inside - and it'll come up to the surface when you most want it to hide. I'm gonna be the man who throws you in jail, shoplifting love outta my garage sale. Used and worn through just the way that you need it locks you up each time you swallow my key. Tightened up my jaw now; a man must never cry. This morning we were screaming, heavy breathing feels like a lie. Now it feels so empty leaving, 'cause I don't know that I must. There's love upon your surface underneath I doubt there's trust. You gave me a reason for living, gave me a reason to die. You gave me a reason to give in, dangled a reason to try. Told me to speak my peace so you could go and speak yours... now we got so much peace we done started a war.
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I'm in a marriage of convenience with Jebus We are one deep down in my heart but not legally so, because down here you know we're keepin' all the faggots apart. I impart the Good Book from its shelf of course, the Good Word needs our help, 'cause it's wrong to love a man as you love yourself... If you don't win 'em all you don't win at all If you settle for pick and choose, honey you just lose But if you pray like a vigilante well welcome to my country grab your cross grab your gun and do as you please. I'm in a marriage of convenience with Jebus his love I bring forth every day like saints in Hum-Vs at home and overseas His message on each word I say Our Father who art upon high for our sins you sent your son to die and if you would execute - than why wouldn't I? If you don't win 'em all you don't win at all If you settle for pick and choose, honey you just lose But if you pray like a vigilante well welcome to my country grab your cross grab your gun and do as you please.
12.
Terranaut 04:53
Sober now on realizing most "one day"'s don't leave horizons You can't drink from what you can't spill Die with dreams you've left unfulfilled Backlit booze future lusting 'round our necks the saints hang rusting businessman turned barstool prophet homeless soul with swollen pockets Man eat pig Man chop tree through Man gon' die Man now food, too Trees they fall Pigs they gon' shit We're all part of it
13.
We Float 03:10
We float; cigarette ash on a breeze, with smoke smoldering ephemerally. Burn holes wherever we land - and some folks got more than they can stand. Don’t stick to me. We pledge allegiance to torn, tattered flags. They hang around our necks like a badge. It’s all the same demon - it hangs around for different reasons. Angels bestling with buckets and brooms. They float, hustling from room to room. We know... when the house sparkles they’re gone. But most floors can’t stay clean for long. Don’t stick to me. I know you don’t like our kind. Just go if you’ve got the mind. We float. No soap can cleanse like you need. Nothing attracts dirt like clean. We float... We float; cigarette ash on a breeze, with smoke smoldering ephemerally. Burn holes wherever we land - and some folks got more than they can stand.

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This is a compilation spanning our 6 independent releases from 2009 to 2013: three EPs and three LPs.

For our first 4 years together, everything we recorded was free to download. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we sincerely thank those of you who've supported us by coming to shows, providing us with places to sleep while on the road, spreading the word about our music, backing our Kickstarter and buying our vinyl and CDs.

Despite all of this generous support, and our best efforts to work regular jobs in between shows, we still carry thousands of dollars in debt from recording, putting out records, and touring (not to mention eating and paying bills). So with the release of Object Permanence in April 2013, we have to start charging a nominal amount for downloads.

This was a tough decision for a band started on the foundation of giving away free music. We definitely can't say goodbye to our Free Mutt Shit sign! So we made this sampler, and Free Mutt Shit lives on. Please download it, play it loud, and share it with your friends.

If this is your first time hearing Mutts, we're glad you found us. When we're in your neck of the woods, come on out to a show, say hi (we don't bite) and hear these songs live. And if you're feeling it, dig in and discover the full records - click a song to find out which album it was originally on. Thank you for listening.

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released December 5, 2012

Various Credits (click on individual songs for more information).

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