Beatinpath

Beatinpath

BandAmericanaRock

Originally from New Orleans, now based in Nashville due to Hurricane Katrina, Beatin Path is an instant fix. Engaging lyrics together with great hooks unmistakably place this band head and shoulders above many recent vacuous pop and yes, even recent vacuous pseudo-country acts as well.

Biography

Beatin Path’s sound is rife with influences you will recognize but you won’t quite be able to pinpoint. They brilliantly meld their idiosyncratic lyrics with wonderful melodies (Elvis Costello, at his most accessible, comes to mind). The music is eminently listenable and the lyrics are richly complex at the same time—a talent not gone unnoticed as they have been tapped to open for bands the likes of Cowboymouth, The Meters, Better than Ezra and The Gourds.

The members of Beatin Path, Mike Mayeux, Skeet Hanks, Craig Legendre, and Eddie Ecker are currently working on thir 4th CD, which is due out in October and the band will be hitting the road with their irresistible style—grunge without the garage, gospel without the church, pop without the past 10 years. For more info on the band, check out "http://www.beatinpath.com" and http://www.myspace.com/beatinpath

Lyrics

Jezebel

Written By: Hanks/Mayeux


JEZEBEL

Round and round and upside down I deliver to myself

words of comfort it's alright it makes me feel better

Day and night and month and year my friends tell me a lot

But they cannot change a thing to make me feel better

She's just a jezebel



I like to make my life a living hell

She gave Marlene the finger

and I think she likes it way too much



Oh Marlene yeah what a scene she's got shark holes in her net
s
well they swim in when it's wet

It makes her feel better

and the minutes tick like hours

and the whiskey doesn't help

and the person I was talking to they just
turn around and left

But I'll meet by the back door

pull my gun out of my belt

it might make me feel better


She's just a jezebel


I like to make my life a living hell

She gave Marlene the finger

and I think she likes it way too much
©Hanks/Mayeux
 

Movin' to the country

Written By: Hanks/Mayeux


MOVIN' TO THE COUNTRY
I got enough food to eat
but I don't like it

I got a lot of friends to meet

but I don't trust them

Every time I get settled down
Someone tries to stir it around

I think I should listen to my feet



I'm moving to the country

where my mind is free

I don't fight to get where I need to be it's home

Just waiting there for me


There's places I'll never be

I'll ponder
Sittin under this old tree

I'll make believe
Deadlines commitments and obligations

won't run my life

I think I should listen to my fee
t

I'm moving to the country

I'll fill my tank to get to the nearest city

Yeah but that's alright

cause I'll never leave the country seems to me it's home

Just waiting there for me

There's places I'll never be

in the country

But I can dream that I'll never be alone


I'm moving to the country

where my mind is free

and all my problems feather on a light breeze

they don't boomerang

or sneak up from behind me

and I'll never be alone

She's waiting there for me
in the country
 @Hanks/Mayeux

Quit Everything

Written By: Mayeux/Hanks

I had to quit smoking.
left me longing and lonesone
another little token
Yeah I'm trying to make a new start

I had to quit drinking
Now I'm sober and thinking
I can see that I'm shrinking
I'm trying in vain to protect my heart

Quit everything just to quit you girl
Quit everything just to change my world
Saying your name's like a dirty word
and it's hopeless, and even though I know this

I had to quit sleeping
Lock it up for safe keeping
Made me feel like a weakling
Well I found out I can't trust me
As this starts to deepen
My resolve starts to weaken
The backslide started sneaking
Yes it's lowering down like a hangmans rope

Quit everything just to quit you girl
Quit everything just to change my world
Saying your name's like a dirty word
and it's hopeless, and even though I know this

I tried to stop
It just another thing I should learn
I thought the drop
Was going to be the hardest part

I tried to quit smoking
But there's no magic potion
Like the ocean in motion

Well you can slow it down but it will never stop
Slow it down

Quit everything just to quit you girl
Quit everything just to change my world
Saying your name's like a dirty word
and it's hopeless, and even though I know this
I can't stop
©Mayeux/Hanks

You get what you deserve

Written By: Mayeux/Hanks

Don't expect a gold medal
Don't expect a yearly salary
You make it awfully complicated
You make a sizeable mistake

The buck stops with your money
A 1000 miles from the true reality
Don't expect an open invitation
When it's done you'll get your provocation

Uh - Oh

No mercy by hesitation
No dealing from underneath
You'll see the morbid fascination
Up close and personally

There's no truth by implication
No love in fornication
Five votes to rule the nation
In the end, you'll get your education

Uh-oh
You get what you deserve, baby
You get what you deserve

Today a winner soon to be a loser
The present is soon to be the past
You don't need a big castle
Don't expect the fairy tale to last

There's no truth without investigation
No love without some masturbation
No risk with no occupation
When it's done, you'll take it up the...

You get what you deserve, baby
You get what you deserve

Discography

Jezebel - CD - 2003
3 - CD - 2006

Set List

Six miles long
Darker Days
Sunshine
Jezebel
Endover
Twistin
Ground
Moving to the Country
Fly Away
Blue Disguise
Out of Hand