My Own Little Apocalypse

by The Drew Blood

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bibshorts1972 The drew blood is the last great New York rock ‘n’ roll story waiting to be told. I am so excited this record is out into the world. If you love rock n roll you should be too. BUY IT. Favorite track: Chaos Machine.
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julesette Radtastic! And a Zombies cover too, most excellent Drew!
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Gary Burton Congratulations to you and the band Drew! You made it! It was a privilege to hear some of the work in progress. A fitting tribute to your friend Chris.

Cheers!

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1.
I just got back to reality It’s a brand new scene, that’s the vibe I met a girl on the train, she was wearing a Cheshire Cat mask I said I’m trying to make my cat famous We didn’t talk politics I just liked her looks We kept it light And by the time I knew I missed my stop we were way past 42nd St I was, telling her my whole life story I went from Brooklyn up to Harlem just so I could keep on talking But I was only going to Central Park I went from Brooklyn up to Harlem just so I could keep on talking to ya But I was only going to Central Park Woah oh oh She got me Going Uptown All night, Alright Woah woah woah She got me Going Uptown All night, Alright Woah woah woah She was new to the city She hadn’t been here long enough To be pissed off about everything Optimistic for a girl in a mask Like a bag full of magic And she smelled like peaches It was like a movie She called me on my shit She said a little positivity Will go a long way with me I already like you I went from Brooklyn up to Harlem, just so I could keep on talking But I was only going to Central Park I went from Brooklyn up to Harlem just so I could keep on talking to ya But I was only going to Central Park Woah oh oh She got me Going Uptown All night, Alright Woah woah woah She got me Going Uptown All night, Alright Woah woah woah I just got back to reality Just a broken dream and a smile I met a girl on the train that said it’s all gonna be ok She went on On and on and on Said life was good but now it’s gone And I haven’t felt so good in so long She lift me up I went from Brooklyn up to Harlem just so I could keep on talking But I was only going to Central Park I went from Brooklyn up to Harlem just so I could keep on talking to ya But I was only going to Central Park Woah oh oh She got me Going Uptown All night, Alright Woah woah woah She got me Going Uptown All night, Alright Woah woah woah She got me Going Uptown All night, Alright Woah woah woah She got me Going Uptown All night, Alright Woah woah woah
2.
I was already in the middle of having my own little apocalypse And it doesn’t even matter what day of the week or what time it is I just woke up It’s the middle of the day or the middle of the night I turn on the news, watch them pass the buck. Like headless chickens, trying to cluck One second everything is alright Then nothings ever gonna be the same again Someone left the gate wide open And the dogs got out One second everyone was alright Then nothings every gonna be the same I got a friend He’s done with city life He’s gotta get out of town He said I’ve been waiting to do this for so long He packed up his family and head to the coast Now he Writes songs about conspiracies He’ll tell you whose to blame For everything In your whole life One second everything is alright Then nothings ever gonna be the same again Someone left the gate wide open And the dogs got out One second everyone was alright Then nothings every gonna be the same I was already in the middle of having my own little apocalypse It doesn’t matter what day of the week or what time it is I’m just sitting home staring at the phone Waiting til they say it’s ok You can go outside And feel the sun on your face One second everything is alright Then nothings ever gonna be the same again Someone left the gate wide open And the dogs out Once second everything is alright Then nothings ever gonna be the same again One second everything is alright Then nothings ever gonna be the same again Yeah one second every everything is alright Then nothings ever gonna be the same again One second everything is alright Then nothings ever gonna be the same
3.
I got whipped by a chick and it all turned to shit Now my brain is fried and I’m paranoid inside, a bit I just couldn’t believe it She comes home drunk and tells me to drop dead She said, I couldn’t resist What a bitch I just couldn't believe it Loving a woman like you is like diggin’ a ditch Loving a woman like you is like diggin’ a ditch She said I saw your band on TV last week I’m coming out with all my friends Can I get in the list I just couldn’t conceive it You gotta carry me home, carry me home You gotta carry me home, carry me home You gotta carry me home Carry this world for me Loving a woman like you is like diggin’ a ditch Loving a woman like you is like diggin’ a ditch And the weight in my pocket I gotta drop it After the show in the parking lot She took me to the car to show me what she’s got I knew right then She was still crazy for me Loving a woman like you is like diggin’ a ditch Loving a woman like you is like diggin’ a ditch Loving a woman like you is like diggin’ a ditch And the weight in my pocket I’ve gotta stop it
4.
Thanks Man 02:47
It was late at night for three months straight I didn’t see your face And you didn’t wait Til I came back down She give me the news That shes not coming back Gonna stay with him Ah she's gonna try and work it And wait it out, Wait it out She just wrote me a letter She didn’t even tell the cat And I’ve been trying my best To not get all depressed And go down down down She said I had fun when it comes I was cool like the breeze But I gotta go, come on now Thank you for loving me Came down in the rain Just to play in the trees Don't be sad when I'm gone And thanks for loving me I got this friend he played guitar for his whole life Pardon my 80s, he cut like a knife And when I played with him He brought the whole place down He wore that same Ramones t-shirt Every gig that we did But he was so Cheap Trick as fuck And he let it out, yea he let it out He had that Long Island guitar thing For playing in a thousand bands He stayed in rock and roll Til the end of his days We still talk from time to time When we can He said I had fun when it comes I was cool like the breeze But I gotta go, come on now Thank you for loving me Came down in the rain Just to play in the trees Don't be sad when I'm gone And thanks for loving me We had fun when it comes We were cool like a breeze baby I gotta go, come on now Thank you for loving me I stayed in the game And I played with the team baby Don't be sad when I'm gone And thanks for loving me Thank you for loving me Baby thank you for loving me
5.
Seems to be that I’m always Looking for a reason To demean myself And I’m getting used to The look on peoples faces When you let them down You lied to me You know I lied to you I guess we’re the same I don’t know when I can pay you back I don’t know if I’m ever coming back I don’t know when I can pay you back I don’t know if I’m ever coming back I quit my day job I’m going searching for a new high I can't explain But it’s always pain That drives the words I say I’m trying hard, to understand When you tell me that it’s your fault I turned out this way I don’t know when I can pay you back I don’t know if I’m ever coming back I don’t know when I can pay you back I don’t know if I’m ever coming back I quit my day job I’m going searching for a new high It brings more than just some tears To my ears When I think of all the rage and pain I’ve caused with my name I don’t have to suffer anymore I’m a chaos machine I don’t have to suffer anymore Im a chaos machine I don’t have to suffer anymore Im a chaos machine I don’t have to suffer anymore Im a chaos machine
6.
Trash I Am 02:31
She never done any time On the front lines Of the battlefield of rock Come on and show me your scars Or are you just all talk I’ve been drinking since two I’ve been dreaming of you Oooo oooo oooooooo I did just what you told me to Called you back but I can’t get through I did just what you said And she threw me out again Like the trash I am I don’t need to hear you lecture me on love Oh no Just think about the women that I’ve been dreaming of I did just what you told me to Called you back but I can’t get through I did just what you said And she threw me out again Like the trash I am Howl at the mooooooooonlight OWWWWOOOOOoooooohhhh YEAH I did just what you told me to Called you back but I can’t get through I did just what you said I did just what you said I did just what you said And she threw me out again Like the trash I ammmmmmmmm Like the trash I ammmmmmmmm
7.
I think about the good old days a lot They were sweeter than a cherry lollipop I close my eyes I can taste the years go by With every single drop I’ve been having these dreams Bout a girl I once knew I’ve been wondering Will I ever love again I’ve had a thousand beers It feels like years The lies turn into lines And the back of my throat feels like 1982 And I’m stuck in the gulf of lonely lonely days Im stuck in the gulf of lonely lonely days Nothing ever mattered but the radio That was everything I know Where I got all my rhymes And came a thousand miles To live out all my Saturday nights I said One ticket to Rock & Roll please I took the ‘99 train And when I got to the station somebody said Ahhh you just missed it Sorry kid I’m stuck in the gulf of lonely lonely days Stuck in the gulf of lonely lonely days Woah oh oh oh Can’t just pick up the phone and talk it through Woah oh oh oh Every shrink I know says I gotta get over you Wooaaahhhhh Im still waiting for the magic song To come along and make me whole And bust me out of this prison I built for myself Agggghhhhhhhhhhhh I’m stuck in the gulf of lonely lonely days Stuck in the gulf of lonely lonely days Stuck in the gulf of lonely lonely days Stuck in the gulf of lonely lonely days
8.
I was doing nothing last night I called my ex girlfriend, to tell her I still love her She said I love you back I think of you all the time But I’m with someone now We’ve been happy for a while And he don’t need to tell me stuff is gonna change And he don’t tell me I’ll pay you back I’m doing good And we could’ve tried harder But your life is still all about Your next couple hundred dollars I was doing last night I called my ex girlfriend just to say I still love you She don’t call And she don’t write And she’s with someone now They’ve been happy for a while I know he don’t tell you Stuff is gonna change And he don’t tell you I’ll pay you back You’re doing good and I could’ve tried harder But I’m still trying to get together My next couple hundred dollars I was doing nothing last night So I called my ex girlfriend Just to say that I love you She said I love you back I think of you all the time But I’m with someone now Can’t go back It’s been too much time And he don’t tell me It won’t be the same He don’t promise me I’ll pay you back I’m doing good Yeah you could’ve tried harder I’m gonna make my new boyfriend a father I wanted it to be you I know you tried But your life is still all about Your next couple hundred dollars I don’t think there’s a happy ending to this story ...for me
9.
The warmth of your love Is like the warmth of the sun This will be our year Took a long time to come Don't let go of my hand Now darkness has gone And this will be our year Took a long time to come And I won't forget The way you held me up when I was down I won't forget the way you said, "Darling I love you" You gave me faith to go on Now we're there and we've only just begun This will be our year Took a long time to come The warmth of your smile Smile for me little one And this will be our year Took a long time to come You don't have to worry All your worried days are gone This will be our year Took a long time to come And I won't forget The way you held me up when I was down I won't forget the way you said, "Baby I love you" You gave me faith to go on Now we're there and we've only just begun This will be our year Took a long time to come This will be our year Took a long...... ......time

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Released on all major platforms 8/2/2021

*THIS ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF CHRIS GOERCKE WHO WE LOST THIS YEAR DURING PRODUCTION OF THIS PROJECT BEFORE HE WAS ABLE TO RECORD ON IT.
ALTHOUGH CHRIS DID NOT ACTUALLY GET TO PLAY ON THIS RECORD, HES ALL OVER IT. HIS INFLUENCE ON MYSELF, DAVID SHACKNEY AND MICHAEL MAENZA IS UNDENIABLE.
THERE WOULD BE NO DREW BLOOD WITHOUT CHRIS GOERCKE. YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED, OUR BROTHER AND TEACHER, AND YOU ARE FOREVER REMEMBERED IN SONG AND SPIRIT.

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released July 14, 2021

THE DREW BLOOD

MY OWN LITTLE APOCALYPSE

TRACK LISTING

SIDE A
1) ALL NIGHT UPTOWN
2) EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT
3) DIGGIN' A DITCH
4) THANKS MAN

SIDE B
5) CHAOS MACHINE
6) TRASH I AM
7) THE GULF OF LONELY DAYS
8) NEXT COUPLE HUNDRED DOLLARS
9) THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR

ALBUM CREDITS

ALL LYRICS AND MUSIC WRITTEN BY DREW BLOOD
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF "THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR" WRITTEN BY CHRIS WHITE OF THE ZOMBIES

LEAD VOCALS & PIANO: DREW BLOOD
DRUMS & BACKGROUND VOCALS AND PERCUSSION: MICHAEL MAENZA
GUITAR: ANDEE BLACKSUGAR
BASS: BRIAN KARP

CELLO ON NEXT COUPLE HUNDRED DOLLARS : KEN HASHIMOTO

PRODUCED, RECORDED AND MIXED BY DAVID “DIBS” SHACKNEY AT LUCKY 7 STUDIOS, OSSINING NY

ARTWORK: MATTHEW PAYNE

MUSE: CAT

ADDITIONAL VOCALS:

ALL NIGHT UPTOWN: PAUL LESCHEN
EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT: CORN MO
GULF OF LONELY DAYS: TOBY LIGHTMAN

ALL BAND RECORDING AND MIXING WAS DONE AT LUCKY 7 SEVEN STUDIOS IN OSSINING NY BY DAVID “DIBS” SHACKNEY WITH THE EXCEPTION OF NEXT COUPLE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
ADDITIONAL VOCALS WERE RECORDED AT DID I EVER TELL YOU I HAVE A CAT STUDIOS IN BROOKLYN NY
(ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION BY CAT)

*THE PIANO ON NEXT COUPLE HUNDRED DOLLARS WAS RECORDED ON THE BABY GRAND AT THRESHOLD MUSIC NYC IN 2011. THE TRACK WAS NEVER RELEASED. UNTIL THE VOCAL WAS RE-RECORDED THIS YEAR FOR THIS ALBUM. THE STUDIO WAS PERMITTED BY OUR GOOD FRIEND AJ MALTESE, WHO WAS THE CO-OWNER OF THRESHOLD. WE LOST AJ IN 2004, HIS IS MISSED. THE PIANO TRACK WAS RECORDED BY KATO KHANDWALA WHO WE LOST IN 2018. HE WILL ALSO BE MISSED.

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