The Staggering Odds

The Staggering Odds

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The Odds are a multi-award winning band from Northwest Arkansas. Their most recent award is the title of Best Original Band in Arkansas by winning The Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. They also won 7 awards at the 2004 Ozark Music Awards, and were named Artist of the Year at the 2005 NAMA awards.

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Biography

The Odds are a five-piece rock band from Arkansas playing original music with a mix of cover songs.

The band won "Album of the Year" and "Artist of the Year" at the 2005 North Arkansas Music Awards.

The band recently won The 2005 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase title of “Best Original Music Band in Arkansas”.

Their first CD, Stick It In Your Pocket, won “Best Album” at the 2004 Ozark Music Awards.

They also won “Best New Band,” “Best Album Cover,” “Best Original Song,” and the coveted “Artist of the Year.”

The band made the finals of the nationwide “Take A Shot At Cabo” contest, on the merits of their CD and two band contest victories at the Memphis Hard Rock Café, and have had members featured nationally on GuitarPlayer.com.

Lyrics

Sweet Honey Heart

Written By: Derek Van Lynn

I had no taste on my tongue
No words on my lips
No love in my soul
No sugar in my bowl
I had no sugar in my bowl

There was no light in my eyes
No tingle in my spine
No gift for me to give
No life left to live

But your sweet honey heart
Poured out all over me
Spread it all around
Give me a buzz like a honey bee
Like a honey bee

Didn't have no honey in my tea
No honey on my bread
No spring in my step
No muscle in my grip
I had no muscle in my grip

But your sweet honey heart
Poured out all over me
Spread it all around
Give me a buzz like a honey bee
Like a honey bee
Honey bee

My blood sugar is on the rise
Your sweet honey heart suprise

There was no milk in the jug
No cookies in the jar
No coffee in my cup
Then you came and filled it up
You came and filled it up
You came and filled it up
You came and filled it up

But your sweet honey heart
Poured out all over me
Spread it all around
Give me a buzz like a honey bee
Like a honey bee
Honey bee
Honey bee

Big Mistake

Written By: Derek Van Lynn

She was rich, she was tall
She had it all
She was so so so so so long
And I danced on her doorstep
Danced on broken glass

That's a big mistake
That's the one we make
That's a big mistake

I threw her out of my brain
I got thrown off of the plane
She drove away in my car
I got thrown out of the bar
Then I called collect on my one call out of that county hoosegow

That's a big mistake
That's the one we make
That's a big mistake

Listen to your heartbeat
It shudders and knocks
Slamming on the brakes
Skidding to a stop

We met up once again when I was let out of my cell
We lost it for the last time in some truckstop motel
It must have been the juice and gin but I'm not sure what did it
I got enough left for a six-pack and a one-way bus ticket

That's a big mistake
That's a big mistake
That's a big mistake

Angel Divided

Written By: Derek Van Lynn

A few moments before infinity began
The creator placed a single angel
On this little blue-and-green ball
And said, "Do what you want"

But she couldn't do much
No she couldn't do much
She couldn't do much
She was an angel divided

Paradise was in her pretty head
And she could taste herself forever
Just a-pulsin' and a-hummin'
And she could do just what she wanted

But she couldn't do much
No she couldn't do much
She couldn't do much
She was an angel divided

The angel had knowledge and bliss
But she tore herself apart
Two-by-two-by-two-by-two
So she could do just what she wanted

But she couldn't do much
No she couldn't do much
She couldn't do much
She was an angel divided

Discography

Stick it in Your Pocket--10 song CD

Set List

30-plus original songs and cover songs by:

Rolling Stones, Little Feat, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Tom Waits, Black Crowes, Talking Heads, Beatles, The Who, John Prine, ZZ Top, Elvis Costello, and more!