Ken Cobb

Ken Cobb

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Leather Bound

Written By: Ken Cobb

he reads you
like a book
knows every page
can translate every look
so he really starts to worry
when you don't follow the story
in his head
the one he edited

but you're not leather bound
you're not even written down
there are pages and pages left to fill
leave them blank, no ink to spill

he reads you
like a novel
but he forgot
to read the sequel
so it'll be a revelation
when you become the new sensation
in chapter two
he doesn't have a clue

but you're not leather bound
you're not even written down
there are pages and pages left to fill
leave them blank, no guts to spill

he reads you
like a play
never doubting
the next thing you'll say
but he won't know the reason
when you say you're gonna leave him
in act two
he doesn't have a clue

[chorus]

9 Ball King

Written By: Ken Cobb

haunting the pool hall... the game's always 9 ball.
Skipper's running the table again.
He's the local 9 ball king.

We're heading for the beach,
on the 8-track we got Chong and Cheech.
...
I scraped together 2 hundred bucks,
bussin' tables, wearin' out my Chuck's.
but man, I'm gonna win big tonight,
gonna bet it all on Skip tonight.

at the Magic Carpet out on King's Highway,
looking for an easy mark to play.

how can I lose tonight? Skipper's a 9 ball king.
I can not lose tonight... Skipper's a 9 ball king.
that's 20 down... that's 40 down... that's 80 down...
oh, man!
double or nothing... what'd'ya think?
this can not be happening...

all's I've got left 's this 20 dollar bill.
Skipper wanders off, he's had his fill.
of all the nights, tonight he had to choke...
what the hell I'll go for broke.

I've never even beat Skip.
and I'm gonna take on some guy here on the strip?
looks like I'm gonna lose big tonight...
yeah, I'm gonna lose big tonight.
I can't believe it, I just ran the table.
for the 4th time, didn't think I was able.
looks like I'm gonna win big tonight...
yeah, I'm gonna win big tonight.

looks like those years goin' to Sunday School...
earned me some help now at shooting pool.

can you believe it... I am a 9 ball king.
I am actually winning! I am a 9 ball king.
1 hundred up, 2 hundred up, 4 hundred up...
8 hundred up.
double or nothing, what'd'ya think.
this can not be happening!

should've quit while I was ahead,
sleepin' on some stranger's floor instead.
9 ball glory was in my reach.
think I'll go sleep out on the beach.

Resurrection Town

Written By: Ken Cobb

Out there living on the wild side,
I was waiting for my reward in the by-and-by.
It's too late now, you spent your life waitin'
That's what I heard when I came skatin' into

Resurrection Town, it was a long way down...

There's my old friend Charlie, there's my Uncle Jim,
I didn't expect that I'd be seeing them.
There's no winners, there's no losers, there's no alcohol..
I'm not sure we'll be having much fun at all in

Resurrection Town, it was a long way down...

Long matinees at the picture show
But all of the endings you already know
Milkshakes and comics at the five and dime
But why does it feel like I'm doing time in

Resurrection Town...

Here's where you'll finally get your chance
To take Martha Jean to the high school dance
But there're no broken hearts here, no jealousy
What's love without dispair it ain't much fun to me in

Resurrection Town, it was a long way down...