American Glory

by The Stink

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released February 18, 2012

Produced by Dan Kramer and The Stink
Recorded at King Killer Studios

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The Stink New York, New York

In 2010, Dan Kramer and Dave Bunting (formerly of Guyz Nite) formed The Stink with drummer Tim Gramling (formerly of Federal Bison) with the goal of bringing throbbing high voltage rock.

Since October of 2011, The Stink has released 1 full-length album (Royal Sampler) and 3 EPs (American Glory, Beasts, and Trouble).
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Track Name: American Glory
Johnny's always been a hard rocker
That boy could play the guitar
Only started working part time to pay for his car
But pretty soon, he's working forty hours
His local's starting to call
He wasn't playing much before, now it's hardly at all

And yeah, he got the car, then a bike, then a wife and a child
Now he's just waiting til the day comes when he'll get a break from his life for a while

I'd say, yeah, he's a fucking man
I'd say, yeah, yeah, yeah, he's a fucking man

After work, johnny goes drinking
It's always part of the plan
And every now and then his bros think of starting a band
But now the job got his hands shaking
Just gotta laugh and reflect
But it's hard when Uncle Sam's taking half of his check

He grabs the bottle at the thought of all the grief in his life
He got the itch but he ignores it, hardly sees his poor kid or even his wife

I'd say, yeah, he's a fucking man
I'd say, yeah, yeah, yeah, he's a fucking man

It's always something, another bump in road
It's fucking humbling, just gotta jump when he's told
His dream is crumbling, just give him something to hold
Just give him something to hold

Johnny made a lot of sacrifices
Like leaving the band
And paid or not, that's the price of being a man

And yeah, he coulda been a star, and it woulda been cool
But now he's only working hard for his daughter
That guitar couldn't put her through school

I'd say, yeah, he's a fucking man
I'd say, yeah, yeah, yeah, he's a fucking man
Track Name: Tonight We Fight
With our eyes on the skies
And our minds on the guns
We will fight for our lives
And the lives of our sons and our wives
Can't hide and there's nowhere to run
So tonight we fight til it's done

There was a time, we were warriors
We were strong, We were free
Every fight, We were victorious
It was glorious, as it should be
But all things change eventually
As was the case with our land
A land that we ruled for a century
But essentially lost our command

With a spark of light
And a crash of thunder
In the dark of night
We were torn asunder

We rebuilt from the tragedy
Here in our homes, we would stay
We held fast to our humanity
But calamity was not far away
Then on the night of the festival
That's when they came once again
And the sight was incredible
Unforgettable for me and my men

With a spark of light
And a crash of thunder
In the dark of night
We were torn asunder

With our eyes on the skies
And our minds on the guns
We will fight for our lives
And the lives of our sons and our wives
Can't hide and there's nowhere to run
So tonight we fight til it's done


Now here we are, just the three of us
Ready to stand, ready to fight
We're still alive, they haven't beaten us
Now if we could just live thru the night
We'll strike back with ferocity
We'll strike fear with our song
And when we've attacked this monstrosity
Who could possibly
say we were wrong?

With a spark of light
And a crash of thunder
In the dark of night
We will take them under

With our eyes on the skies
And our minds on the guns
We will fight for our lives
And the lives of our sons and our wives
Can't hide and there's nowhere to run
So tonight we fight til it's done
Track Name: Bona Fide
Every morning I get up and hit the road
I was born to ride, I was born to haul the load
And once I make the drop, got one more thing to do
I won't break or stop 'til I get back home to you

I'm bona fide, I'm gonna ride into the setting sun
I'm gonna drive 'til I arrive, I get it done
I love the road, oh yeah, but the road don't taste like sugar

I'm a busy man, just rolling 'cross the land
Got my Lizzy and my Silver Bullet Band
Just a cowboy, lonesome on the trail, I roam
But I got some Night Moves, I can't wait to get back home

I'm bona fide, I'm gonna ride into the setting sun
I'm gonna drive 'til I arrive, I get it done
I love the road, oh yeah, but the road don't smell like a woman

Some men run the race, they run it 9 to 5
Some men stand in place, but I was born to drive
I've been driving since before I learned to walk
And I'll keep driving once I've given you the fat cock

I'm bona fide, I'm gonna ride into the setting sun
I'm gonna drive 'til I arrive, I get it done
I love the road, oh yeah, but the road don't taste like sugar
Track Name: Only Man Alive
Fat stacks - they're always great for the ego
Man making money, money making man
Yeah, that's jack - nice shoes, blue shirt, pair of chinos
He's out faking funny, shaking hands

He's a class act, he ain't a saint or a scholar
But success is in his veins
Took the fast track, gave thanks to the almighty dollar
Out of many one remains

Because he's

Living at the top, as far as he can see
He's the only man alive
Winners can't be stopped, all winners would agree
If you can't win, you must not have the drive
Of the only man alive

It's the high life, and he don't owe nobody nada
He's at the top, and got there on his own
Got a fly wife, and his girl on the side's even hotter
One day his seed will take his throne
And he'll be...

Living at the top, as far as he can see
He's the only man alive
Winners can't be stopped, all winners would agree
If you can't win, you must not have the drive
Of the only man alive

The evening bell closes another day
People scream and yell, but jack just drives away
He sees their picket signs and can't believe the nerve
"You lazy jerks are paid to work, you get what you deserve..."

Flashback to a time when Jack was a toddler
Every contest, he would take the prize
See, jack's dad - that man was a hell of a father
Taught Jackie how to close his eyes
To keep on...

Living at the top, as far as he can see
He's the only man alive
Winners can't be stopped, all winners would agree
If you can't win, you must not have the drive
Of the only man alive
Track Name: Tell Me When
Can you still remember when we met?
Way before the crazy war, the debt, and the internet
You saw me there on your little tv set
Hair slicked back, dressed in black, with a cigarette
You got my records and my photograph
I'd sing you songs, you'd sing along, and laugh, oh the fun we'd have
But looking back on the aftermath
I can see it was me who set you on the path

And what a way for you to come of age
You just wanted to play on the world stage
So i took to the air, i made the world care for you

We went together just like heart and soul
Birds and bees, mac and cheese - America and Rock & Roll
And we were hot even when the war was cold
The more love we made, the more we sold

But you were sought out by other guys
And i was abroad, i didn't realize
You loved how they rhyme, you soon had no time for me

I once was the king
But the kingdom was always yours
And now i'm just the thing that opened the doors
But one day, you'll say you want me back to stay again
Just tell me when

I guess you're happy now with the man you chose
But you were all about your music loud, and shows? He never goes
Sure, you got your jewelry and your pretty clothes
But all just for VIP rooms and videos

Keep buying things 'til it makes you broke
He tries to sing, but he can't take a joke
For all that you have, at least you can laugh with me

Now we've both seen some better days
And I can't tell you that i'll change my ways
But just take my hand, take one more stand with me

I once was the king
But the kingdom was always yours
And now i'm just the thing that opened the doors
But one day, you'll say you want me back to stay again
Just tell me when