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non-album tracks



1986 demo (4 songs):


your fault, not mine also appears on the Tales from the Edge #10 sampler of Texas bands.



1987 demo (9 songs):

Songs marked with an asterisk were re-recorded with almostthe same arrangement for The Buck Pets.




from The Sound of Deep Ellum compilation (1987)



unreleased live and demo tracks

The first four of these songs are slated to be part of the upcoming Buck Pets rarities CD, along with all 4 songs from the first demo and the 3 never-re-recorded songs from the second demo.





all songs © by the buck pets:

1986-1987 lineup:
chris savage - guitar, vocals;
andy thompson - guitar, vocals;
chuck smith - bass;
tony alba - drums.


1988-1992 lineup:
chris savage - guitar, vocals;
andy thompson - guitar, vocals;
tony alba - drums;
ian beach - bass.


1993-1994 lineup:
chris savage - guitar, vocals;
andy thompson - guitar, vocals;
ian beach - bass;
ricky pearson - drums.


These are the lyrics as I hear them from repeated listenings. Comments and corrections are welcome.




from the 1986 demo:

longer look (savage, thompson, alba, smith)

hey can someone else to save my soul
if you knew what i needed, you didn't lead on
wishing i was someplace else
don't wanna wish anymore

don't wanna hear you say you're sorry
never thought myself with someone else
and when you say that together i'll follow you true
you're looking for me, i'm glaring at you


when you're just about to stare
you got to look a little longer
when you think the time is right
you got to take a longer look,
a longer look . . .
a longer look, a longer look

when i see the faces that i wish you'd be
tell it to him but don't tell it to me
while i know i'm the one you love (???)
i guess i'll see you after the show


well i don't have much to say
i hope you'll listen anyway
when you're just about to stare
you got to take a longer look,
a longer look . . .
a longer look, a longer look

[solo]

a longer look, a longer look . . . . [x4]

a longer look! [x4]



from the 1987 demo:

sometimes (savage, thompson, alba, smith)

thinking over you in front of me
my own alone identity
occupy just in time to watch you walk away

there's a million things that i don't know
and when i'm not careful i let it show
this is just me, so say what you mean

sometimes, you can't see anything

so i lost myself in front of you
it feels the same but i know it's new
i'll waste no time until you see things my way

but i'm too confused to wait too long
and instead of saying nothing's wrong
you can talk to me, you can make it okay

sometimes, you can't see anything

thinking over you in front of me
my own alone identity
and occupy some of the time, but then you always walk away

and there's a million things that i don't know
and when i'm not careful i let it show
so talk to me and try to make it okay

sometimes, you can't see anything [x3]



funny that way (savage, thompson, alba, smith)

(heh heh...)

well i'll admit that my initial attraction
was due in part to her anemic complexion
sends all the little girls in black
turns to stone know where it's at, (???)
don't bother to say

she's funny that way
in a way that i know, and love and hate
but i can't do without
she's funny that way

blonde girls are cool, and she's no exception
to the general rule of fuck and affection
she wakes me up when i'm asleep
to say she doesn't want to talk to me
can't figure it out

she's funny that way
in a way that i know, in love and hate
but i can't do without
she's funny that way

[solo]

she's funny that way
she's funny that way
she's funny that way
you know, she's funny that way



from The Sound of Deep Ellum:

snatch rap (savage, thompson, alba, smith)

had to do it in half the time
dad is going home, watch out!
never did it with the current on
once you did, said watch out!


never did it this way before,
never did it this way before
but i don't know
ooh, i don't- know

have you done it this way before
i never did it this way before
i don't know
i don't- know

and every night when the fin is up
i felt your skin what's going?
all this time having to get it right
but every time it's NO!!


never did it this way before,
never did it this way before
but i don't know
i don't- know

have you done it this way before
i never did it this way before
i don't know
well, you should have known...