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by Chip Whitson

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Straight up Rock and Roll that sounds good loud while you pump your fist. You'll hear influences that range from John Lee Hooker to Billy Idol. Some may call it garage rock, I've also referred to it as cavemen rock.

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released May 18, 2017

All songs written by Chip Whitson except Invisible Man written by Bob Wire. Recorded over the winter in 2016-2017 with Lionburger recording and engineering.

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Chip Whitson Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

Chip Whitson has been a constant in the Northwest rock and roll scene for over 30 years. Hailing from the great music town of Missoula, MT and now living in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. His influences range from Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, Billy Idol to Johnny Cash. He loves rock and roll and believes you will hear that in his music. ... more

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Track Name: Out Of Control
Johnny hit the brakes, pulled into the drive
He said I quit my job I feel so alive
Working each day just robs my soul
When all I wanna do is rock and roll

I’m outta control, outta control
You can’t hold on and you can’t let go
Better move fast cause I don’t go slow
Make a little room I’m outta control

Gina left a note on the back screen door
You can have everything this life’s a bore
I wanna play in a band, wanna learn how to dance
Not work in a store, I gotta take a chance

I’m outta control, outta control
You can’t hold on and you can’t let go
Better move fast cause I don’t go slow
Make a little room I’m outta control

Whoa whoa whoa – whoa whoa whoa
Lead
Whoa whoa whoa – whoa whoa whoa

Johnny saw Gina near the Gas n Go
With her thumb stuck out walking down the road
Offered her a ride, she got in the care
Said nowhere special just take us far

We’re outta control, outta control
You can’t hold back gotta Go go go
Better move fast cause I don’t go slow
Make a little room I’m out of control
Out of control….
Track Name: Hard Time
36 months behind me and a life ahead
Shoulda found a job, but I took the easy money instead
Lost my guitar, most everything I had in the world
Eight hours on a bus to see if I’ve got my girl
Oooooooh
I did one year less, ya know they say that I was well behaved
Got my ass in shape and my wild hair cleaned and shaved
She’s gonna be surprised to see that I’m not freee
She’s gonna open the door and see a brand new me…

Well, I can’ say the punishment fit the crime, but I made the best of my hard time

Read 99 books and even got my GED
Be the man she deserves the man I’m supposed to be
Cover up this neck tattoo with a collared shirt
So I can get a better job than shoveling in the dirt

Well I can’t say the punishment fit the crime but I made the best of my hard time

My heart’s in my throat as I approach her door.
She was the world to me, the world and so much more
And just like that my heart is torn and blue
By a guy named Don and a son that just turned two…

Oh now that punishment fits the crime, looks like the start of real hard time
Now that punishment fits the crime, looks like the start of real hard time…
Track Name: On Top
Sticks and Stones my break my bones. I might go deaf from rock and roll
The tubes in my amp might get too hot, if I play too loud cause it’s all I’ve got..
I gotta be on top… I’ve gotta be on top

Jill drags Jack to the top of the hill, cause Jill gets off on seeing Jack spill
Runs to the bottom to see if he’s mad, but he gets a thrill seeing Jill be bad
She’s gotta be on top, She’s gotta be on top


I might go walking or I could take a drive
Crank up the radio just trying to feel alive
Ya know I get so tired of working at some place
Just to make a few bucks to put food on my plate
I gotta be on top, I wanna be on top
I gotta be on top, I wanna be on top
I wanna be on top
I wanna be on top
Track Name: Not That Kind Of World
It’s so early in the morning when the clock beside me screams
It shatters all my peace, it rips me from my dreams
No time to drink my coffee, no time to kiss my girl
I wanna stay in bed and play guitar, but it’s not that kind of world

Spend most my waking hours making other people rich
They buy a better house and car and I’m stuck in the ditch
Thought I’d be somebody, but that dream has unfurled
Was gonna sing my songs for money, but it’s not that kind of world

Truth is life’s not really fair, it’s made for circles and you’re a square
It’s like running 50 miles on a hamster wheel, you haven’t moved and inch
And baby that’s the deal. That’s the deal


You know I wanna leave so bad, but I hide it from my face
When you’ve got so little money, well it keeps you in your place
You don’t’ wanna lose your children, you don’t wanna lose your girl
You keep wishing on a star, but it’s not that kinda world
Track Name: Johnny Cool
I walk into the room, my sleeve rolled up just right
Revealing my tattoo that says I rock and roll all night
Leather biker boots to tell the world that I’m bad ass
But trying to get my courage from the bottom of a glass

You see I figured that she’d only like the meanest cat in town
So I traded in my khakis, turned my smile into a frown
Did a million push-ups to put muscles on my arms
Everybody knows she can’t resist the bad boy charms

And I stand there leaning on the wall, feeling like a fool
I’ve realized too late, I’m not Johnny Cool…

Never had much luck with girls, being who I am
I changed my clothes, I changed my hair
But I’m the same old man….

And I stand there leaning on the wall, feeling like a fool
I’ve realized too late, I’m not Johnny Cool…

So silently I leave this place and head on back to home
Embarrassed of the shiny new Camaro that I own
Life’s the same, I’ll never change no matter what the care
Looking back my mama said “you are just who you are”

And I stand there leaning on the wall, feeling like a fool
I’ve realized too late, I’m not Johnny Cool…
Track Name: There Goes My Baby
No one walks down the street like she do
Glimmering like a dollar that’s new
I’ve got to be sneaky and stay crossed the street
Wondering who is she going to meet

There, there goes my baby… oh there, there goes my baby…

It’s heaven in my mind when I close my eyes
But torture in my heart she goes out each night
She’s not at her mothers oh where can she be
One thing for certain, she’s not here with me

There, there goes my baby….oh there, there goes my baby


She’s bright as the sunlight and brighter than stars
Still I can’t see the driver when she gets in cars
Is it her brother or girlfriend from work,
I’m so paranoid and I feel like a jerk
Cause everyman must see the angel I see
Everyman must be better than me
I’m not on her level, I’m unqualified
I’ll see what she’s up to as long as I hide

There, there goes my baby, oh there, there goes my baby
Track Name: Go To Sleep
Go to sleep (go to sleep) it’s late (it’s late)
I will wake you when the morning comes
Go to sleep (go to sleep), don’t wait (don’t wait)
Time is on your side and you are young

Oh, days are yours to remember
Oh, at night you’re mine and so tender

So Go to sleep (go to sleep), it’s late (it’s late)
I will wake you when the morning comes
Don’t fear (don’t fear), don’t weep (don’t weep)
I’ll protect you til the morning sun

Oh, this is the time I adore you
Oh, your eyes are closed can’t ignore you

So Go to sleep (go to sleep), it’s late (it’s late)
I will wake you when the morning comes
Don’t fear (don’t fear), don’t weep (don’t weep)
I’ll protect you til the morning sun

Oh, this is the time I adore you
Oh, your eyes are closed can’t ignore you

Go to sleep (go to sleep) it’s late (it’s late)
I will wake you when the morning comes
Go to sleep (go to sleep), don’t wait (don’t wait)
Time is on your side and you are young
So go to sleep
Go to sleep
Go to sleep
Go to sleep…..
Track Name: Pretty Pretty Bad
I fell down real hard a few days ago, I couldn’t get up I just laid in the snow
I hit the frozen ground like a sack of stones, felt like a bus ran over my bones
I went to the doctor to see what I had, he said ooooooh
That’s pretty pretty bad

Damn car wouldn’t start the battery is dead
I’d fix it myself but that’s above head
Raised up the hood, but it made no sense
But if I fix this thing I can’t pay the rent
So I’m walking to work and my wife is mad
Ooooh, that’s pretty pretty bad


Yeah it’s bad on the left, bad on the right. Bad down the middle, even worse at night
Try to escape it where I lay my head, but let me tell you buddy it’s bad in bed

Got a few cards with some birthday dough, a little spending cash that I can call my own
So I found my way down to the 2nd hand store, when it caught my eye what this money was for
The best shiny red guitar this boy ever had
I said , whoooo…. That’s pretty pretty bad

Pretty pretty bad, whooo, pretty pretty bad, whooo, pretty pretty bad whoo
Pretty pretty bad
Got a red guitar and a wife that’s mad I said
Ooooooh that’s pretty pretty bad.
Track Name: Round and Round
Hey you with that orange face. Building walls around our place
Mortar lies and bricks of hate. You think that’s gonna make us great?
Where it stops nobody knows. Round and Round and Round we go

Angry lady on the line. Giving that kid a real hard time
Boy’s just trying to make a buck, so back down know and wish him luck
Where it stops nobody knows, Round and Round and Round we go


Move in close and take my hand. Let me be your dancing man.
You spin I dip, I twist you twirl, and in the end you’ll be my girl
Where it stops nobody knows, Round and Round and Round we go
Where it stops nobody knows, Round and Round and Round we go
Track Name: We're Through
I…got something I wanna say to you
I’m gonna try…. cause there’s really nothing left to do
Nothing left to do, nothing left to do, we’re through, we’re through

Why… must you always twist my words around
Make me feel…. Lower than the dirty ground
Girl you know it’s true, girl you know it’s true, we’re through, we’re through

Let’s skip the part with the screaming and cryin
You say you love me but I know you’re lyin’
Baby I need just one break, don’t give me more than I can take. We’re through
Oww

I I I gonna live my life the way I want to, I said I I I gonna live my life the way I want to
And why… do you really wanna talk some more
You can try… but I’m already out that door
Nothing left to do, nothing left to do, we’re though, we’re through
We’re through, we’re through
Track Name: Black Metal Monster
I lay down last week for a long nights rest
Jarred awake by a noise from the west
I couldn’t hide and I couldn’t run
It’s behind that door and it’s got my son
Brave Dad I am I turned the knob
Ready to fight a wolf or the blob oh yeah

It was a Black Metal Monster, Black Metal Monster
Black Metal Monster, Black Metal Monster

It made a hiss that rose to a shout
Looked straight and me and growled “get out!”
The only light was a computer screen
It had red rimmed eyes and it looked real mean
I felt the wall to find the switch
To get a better look at that son of a bitch oh yeah

It was a Black Metal Monster, Black Metal Monster
Black Metal Monster, Black Metal Monster

When the light came on I couldn’t find my son
I stared down the beast and cried “what have you done?”
Signs of a struggle were everywhere
From the clothes on the floor to the food on the chair
It said your sweet little boy ain’t coming back
Now go downstairs and get me a snack oh yeah

It was a Black Metal Monster, Black Metal Monster
Black Metal Monster, Black Metal Monster