Up a Creek

Up a Creek

 Bellevue, Idaho, USA
BandFolkRock

Southern Idaho Folk n' Roll...

Biography

"Tip top cow punk/ alt/ traditional country band blending authentic central Idaho shit-kickery and frontiersmanship with a solid dose of south valley sophistication..."

What the hell does that mean?

Up a Creek is a Bellevue based shed bred group of fellas playing Southern Idaho Folk 'n Roll. Featuring original song writing, the band can best describe their music as a mix of folk and rock...Acoustic guitars. Electric guitars. Whats the difference? Its all in the story. These boys tell a lot of stories. Stories about lovers and losers, sinners and fools. Sifting through the pieces.Redemption always seeming to be just a bit out of reach. So come on out and join their friends and families for some drinkin and strummin small town honky tonkin! Just a few black eyes and angry wives!

Lyrics

Spit and Cigarettes(Tino's Song)

Written By: UAC

SPITS AND CIGARETTES(TINO'S SONG)

He worked on the docks back in ‘32
Huffing those boxes the whole day through
Then danced with the whores down on Xander Street
Indian girls swaying hips dancing feet

Grandma would sit watching across the way
A smile on her face or so they say
Tino would wave through the window pain
Find himself another and get carried away

Oh hell yeah
Spit and Cigarettes
Oh hell yeah
She ain’t called me yet

Oh hell yeah
Its spit and cigarettes
Oh hell yeah
She ain't called me

Friend of his was a drinking man
He’d find him their wasted deep black sand
Take him back to the ladies in that Xander house
Prop him up they danced around

He’d hang with the coloreds down in Livingston
All good people nowhere to run
Fried fish cerveza on a Friday night
Dancing the mamimba by the fireside

Tell you now my son
I ain’t gonna cry
I ain’t gonna run
Stop waiting around to die
I ain’t even done
I ain’t gonna hide

Grandma finally left him for another man
Too late for rum to even lend a hand
Kids to the park on a Saturday
Watching the waves over Amatique

No time now to see his Xander girls
Living his life in another world
Marimba in the shadows way beneath the moon
Keeping time just to make it through

Fever came and found him back in ‘38
The doctor was there just a little late
Soul flew to heaven under pale stars
Turned himself around before he got too far

Came back to see my daddy just one more time
Whispered that he loved him it would be alright
Then goodnight to his ladies on Xander Street
One last dance in their empty dreams

Oh hell yeah
Spit and Cigarettes
Oh hell yeah
She ain’t called me yet

Oh hell yeah
Its spit and cigarettes
Oh hell yeah
She ain't called me

Escalante or Bust

Written By: UAC

ESCALANTE OF BUST

Got a Colt 1917
Stored for 13 years
My daddy gave it to me
Pocket of shells and an extra clip
A handfull of pills should do the trick
And please tell me, I won't be sorry.

Engine clunks across the county line
I have a gut full of fire and I'll take what is mine
Big hands clenched upon the steering wheel
Your face in my head like a movie reel
And God help them, if they try to stop me

Pull up to your door in a cloud of dust
Leave the engine running, just as we discussed
Hinges squeal and the door jam pops
A well oiled click as the hammer cocks

The night shines.
Lit up in a flash as I make you mine.
We'll hide in Utah.
Whoa oh oh

Breakdown

Lights come on and it sure feels good
As my 305 Chevy lights up your neighborhood
Ease back in the sheepskin seats
We've got a tank full of gas and life on a leash
Going to Utah
Whoa oh oh

Your face disappers as the lights get dimmer
City fades in my rear view mirror
I can smell you with me, motor oil and rust
Highway speaks truth, "Escalante or bust."

The desert air...
Cool and crisp, beyond compare
They'll never find us
And if they do, we'll make 'em sorry

Nagadoches

Written By: UAC

NAGADOCHES

Guess I'll say goodbye
Nagadoches
Guess I'll say goodbye to you
Cause this luck of mine
You know its mostly
Got nothing to lose
And that sweet thing
In Nagadoches
You know the whiskey hit the floor
And all that love of hers
That she promised me
You know I slammed the door

So I'll say goodbye
Nagadoches
I'll hit that dusty road
There's a crossroads there
And she's calling me
She's begging for my soul
But I left it there
In Nagadoches
It's sidewalks and its streets
I left it there
One black noche
With all my dignity

In Nagadoches
I don't want to die today no no

So I'll say goodbye
Nagadoches
I'm heading for the sea
This east Texas wind
And this driving rain
It got the best of me
There's a port out there
And a sailing ship
I guess I'll lose my name
Yeah I'll leave it there
In Nagadoches
With all of my shame

In Nagadoches
Oh buenas noches
In Nagadoches

I don't want to die today no no

Lena Grove

Written By: UAC

Lena Grove

Sawdust cassanovas
Broken window panes
Daddy’s always talking
Sending me away

Rusted super novas
Screaming down the lane
Leave this town a burning
Leave this town in flames

Savage rules they’re breaking
Taking in the day
As far as it will take me
Off along that train

I know that daddy warned me
You know that mama tried
That wind it kept a calling
Deep into the night

And lord, sweet lord
No use in being true
This man he done gone took me
No harm in being used
And lord, sweet lord
No use in being blue
My heart is not done beating
No harm in leaving you

Verizon Man

Written By: UAC

VERIZON MAN

I found myself a lover
From East Tennessee
Found her out near Barstow
Way over by the sea
And then I found another
From good old Kentucky
She called her ma she called her pa
He made a fool of me
She found me at the Dollar
In Southern Idaho
She hit me with a bottle
And she kicked me on the floor
And then I called my mama
Begging help me please
She said your lost now son your on the run
Come home to me please

Hey all you lonely people
Won't you hear my cries
This drinking and this fornicating
Ain't no way to die
Hey all you lonely people
Won't you hear my pleas
Thin drinking and this fornicating
Ain't no way to be

I left my so called lover
For an Alabama girl
One short dance a sweet romance
And I left her in a whirl
For another one from Paris
In Texas don't you know
A girl so fine I drank her wine
And then I let her go
She found me out in Austin
Bar right there on sixth
She stabbed me once she stabbed me twice
That girl she had her kicks
And then I called my daddy
Begging daddy please
He said your lost now son your Devils fun
You ain't nothing to me

Hey all you lonely people
Won't you hear my cries
This drinking and this fornicating
Ain't no way to die
Hey all you lonely people
Won't you hear my pleas
Thin drinking and this fornicating
Ain't no way to be

Then I found Lord Jesus
On a Mississsippi Road
He called my name noone to blame
He said he'd take me home
But on the way a bottle
And a girl from old Jackson
I loved her up I filled my cup
And then I said so long
She found me there in N'Orleans
Right there on Bourbon Street
She shot me once she shot me twice
I'd say I was up a creek

Hey all you lonely people
Won't you hear my cries
This drinking and this fornicating
Ain't no way to die
Hey all you lonely people
Won't you hear my pleas
Thin drinking and this fornicating
Ain't no way to be
No no no...

Runaways and Seminoles

Written By: UAC

RUNAWAYS AND SEMINOLES

Runaways and Seminoles are with me through the day
Paying for all the crimes that all these lonely people made
I loved you baby for the love you gave away
Now I know a jealous mind will be the death of me

Black eyes and angry wives are with me through the dawn
Inhabit all my dreams the very pillow I sleep on
I loved you baby but you had to have your way
Now I know an angry mind will be the death of me

Tippacanoe and Tyler too are with me late at night
They seem so amused they see I'm in another fight
I love you baby but you better get away
Now I know a jealous mind will be the death of me

Discography

Sifting Through the Pieces

NOW AVAILABLE
UP A CREEK'S DEBUT ALBUM
TEN STORIES
LOVERS LOSERS SINNERS FOOLS
SOUTHERN IDAHO FOLK N ROLL!!!

Always Weak
Runaways and Seminoles
Train Wreck
Spit and Cigarettes
Verizon Man
Still Burning
Episode 37
Superhero’s Girl
Nagadoches Bemused Smirk

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