Spider Poets

by Jerry Oliver

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This album of all original Jerry Oliver tunes was originally released as an album by the Nashville duo Spider Poets consisting of Jerry Oliver on guitars and lead vocal and Sonny Joe Slim (Joe Collier) on harmonica and harmony vocals. Released in 2010 this album slipped between the cracks with little notice but spawned one of Jerry's most popular live songs He Got Away With Murder. The album is finally being re-released as a subscriber exclusive on Bandcamp!

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released May 11, 2010

Jerry Oliver - Vocals, guitars, bass
Sonny Joe Slim - Vocals, harmonica
Brett Vargasen - Drums
Caleb Dylan - recorder jam freakout on My Own Kind

Original photos - Jerry O
Graphic design - Donavon Skinner

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Jerry Oliver Nashville, Tennessee

Jerry Oliver has been writing, recording and performing his original music with various bands and as a solo artist since 1996. With it being five years since Jerry last released an official recording he is ripe with two new solo albums of new songs featuring just Jerry and his guitar, voice and harmonica. The first album, Believe, comes out August 4.
Jerry's new single is out now!
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Track Name: He Got Away With Murder
She never had a chance they never saw it coming

He covered their heads with paper sacks

while the children slept and then he left...

One blow to the head and the wife....
and her parents lay dead


The children played alone in the trailer that day

hoping it would all just fade away


He got away with murder
He got away with murder

He got away with murder
He got away with murder



In the hot afternoon sun

a neighbor made the run

She swept them up and grabbed a gun

and tried to call someone

They put it in the news

but couldn't find the clues

They took him to court and didn't see it coming


He hired the man and stared us down

He picked up his kids and then split town


He got away with murder
He got away with murder

He got away with murder
He got away with murder



The end ain't no good

because it doesn't end


He got away with murder
He got away with murder

He got away with murder
He got away with murder



He put down the remote and took a boat

or hopped a plane to new terrain


He got away with murder
He got away with murder
He got away with murder
He got away with murder

He got away....








(c)2010 Jerry Oliver, Peculiar Music, ASCAP

Track Name: Love Over The Radio
A lighthouse doesnʼt stop the storm
Like (love over the radio)
Thereʼs static when I dial you in
Yea like (love over the radio)
I can dedicate a song to you
Really try to pull you in
But if your not there on the other end
Itʼs just dead air and make believe
Like (love over the radio
Yea baby like love over the radio
Love over the radio
Iʼve been with you since you were born
Like love over the radio
Like the wind out on the O-hio
Like love over the radio
Planet waves and the curtain torn
Earth plates shift and volcanos blow
Sky high and cities wide
Like (love over the radio)
Maybe you wonʼt talk to me
but if I broadcast it across the sea
over the mountains, on satellite tv
Youʼll know that itʼs true
You can pick it up anywhere
You can turn it off but itʼs still there
Like love over the radio
yea man like love over the radio
love over the radio
like love over the radio






(c)2010 Jerry Oliver, Peculiar Music, ASCAP

Track Name: Where Did You Come From?
When did the page get turned?

When did... the chapter change?

When did....you get burned?

When did I...get out of range?




Oh... won’t you please tell me

Where did you come from?

Oh...won’t you please tell me....



When did your world stand still?

When did... the sun go down?

Where were the plans what was the thrill?

When did your ghost leave town?




Oh... won’t you please tell me

Where did you come from?

Oh...won’t you please tell me....



There’s a high speed chase down a long dark road 

Been chasing these old demons longer than the stories I’ve told.....


Well I lost you when I dodged the van

You looked like a vapor when you grabbed my hand

The invisible girl I never saw before

It’s in her eyes.......



Oh... won’t you please tell me

Where did you come from?

Oh...won’t you please tell me....







(c)2010 Jerry Oliver, Peculiar Music, ASCAP

Track Name: She Keeps Me Downtown
Down...........town, downtown

down...........town, downtown

 

You were downtown when the lights went out
but your world turned on

She was a shadow in the night
you were feelin' alright
you were downtown


She can take me down first 

drive me up her avenue...
she keeps me downtown
 


Down...........town, downtown

down...........town, downtown 
 

You were on the floor when the beat went down
and you loved the sound

She is the wind and the rain,
the traffic on the street
she’s got you downtown
 

She can take me down first 

drive me up her avenue...
she keeps me downtown



Down...........town, downtown

down...........town, downtown



Red light, green light,
hail a cab, skip a tab

hotel doors, 13 floors,
crying tears for the rest of your years


downtown,
you’ll be downtown 







(c)2008, Jerry Oliver Peculiar Music, ASCAP
Track Name: Dark Heart
You have no idea
where my dark heart lies

You have no clue

How my tears fell blue


Dark Heart

We’ve been digging long enough

Dark Heart 

In the shadows you will die

Dark Heart 

You flex and think you’re tough

Dark Heart
I can’t take your... 
I can’t take your... 
I can’t take your lies!


Now I need moon glow

Music low

Drink mysterious sweet nectar 

Straight to the head it goes






(c)2010 Jerry Oliver, Peculiar Music, ASCAP

Track Name: Unbury Me (Get Me High)
Computer’s down, all my files have been erased

Phone’s turned off, been kicked out of my place

Car needs repair, my license ain’t no good

Guitar string broke, got more debt than any man should


Do you feel paralyzed?
Are you hypnotized?

Un-bury my soul I’m down here screaming
in a hole...
please
Un-bury my soul


I just want to get higher, but there’s no place left to go

Really need to get wiser, need the babe from long ago

I just want to get higher, dig me out of this hole!

I just want to get higher, I can’t breathe down low


Do you feel paralyzed?
Are you hypnotized?

Un-bury my soul I’m down here choking
in a hole...
please
Un-bury my soul


My baby left me for the postman,
now I can’t get a stamp!

My bills don’t get paid and I’m living like a tramp


Do you feel paralyzed?
Are you hypnotized?

Un-bury my soul I’m down here gasping
in a hole...
please
Un-bury my soul


I can take about anything
but down in a hole I can’t sing

I would do anything you say
but down in a hole I’m wasting away

I could go about anywhere
but down in a hole I can’t get air


I just want to get higher,
but there’s no place left to go

Really need to get wiser,
need the babe from long ago
I just want to get higher,
dig me out of this hole!

I just want to get higher, I can’t breathe down low


Unbury my soul

Yea, unbury me







(c)2009 Jerry Oliver, Peculiar Music, ASCAP

Track Name: Brad Loved The Clash
So Joe Strummer died

on the same day as my best friend Brad

You know he had that dream

then he went down pretty fast

Everybody saw it coming

except for me I saw it last

I saw him last!


We danced, we walked, we rocked around the block

Howled at the moon and the stars

Couldn’t stop the clock

Like you can’ stop the snow and the rain

Everybody heard the warning

But for me I heard it last

I heard him last!
Long before the others

His ghost it danced with me

And now I’m seeing colors

To know he’s flying free


Brad loved The Clash,
Brad loved The Clash



When you know a soul from the start

before you meet him and when he’s gone

You don’t try to keep him

You nurse the bird and set him free

His wings they’re beating fast

His wings were beating fast

beating so fast!



Long before the others
His ghost danced with me

And now I’m seeing colors

To know he’s flying free


Brad loved The Clash,
Brad loved The Clash



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c)2008, Jerry Oliver, Peculiar Music, ASCAP

Track Name: Mother Damaged Letter
Mother gave me back

But only in a letter

Since I left before she could

She wouldn’t be misunderstood


Was her message on the back of a hand?

Was it written in her eyes?

Did you read it when you wept?

Did you read it when she left?


We’re all damaged

Mother damaged we are 

Rock and rollers on drugs

Little boys lost looking for love

We all received the letter

Now we’re crippled forever


The quiver of the bowstrings

the flexing of the bow
I’m wrestling, I’m toiling

I’m fighting all alone


Before I’m weaken and forgotten

my heart will find its home 

But today I stand to take the punch

So I can lay down where I roam


We’re all damaged

Mother damaged we are

Rock and rollers on drugs

Little boys lost looking for love

We all received the letter

Now we’re crippled forever


Larry “Wild Man” Fischer is our father

Divine he holds our hand

Refusing to shut up 

We sing across the land
We’re all damaged

Mother damaged we are

Rock and rollers on drugs

Little boys lost looking for love

We all received the letter

Now we’re crippled forever

We all received the letter
 

Now we’re crippled for...ever


(c)2010, Jerry Oliver, Odd Records,ASCAP
Track Name: Dark Side Of Iceland
What is the dark side of Iceland?


The devil’s smile between to horns

What is the bright side of your tattoo?


What are you gonna do when you change your mind?

Dye your hair?
Stow away on a boat to Timbuktu?


Where is the dark side of Iceland?




I think you better run away

I think you better run away

To the dark side of Iceland





Who is the dark side of Iceland?


Dark and cold and far away

Like your heart of stone and my brittle bones


What are you gonna do when it all breaks down?

Dig yourself a hole, make the ground your home?


This is the dark side of Iceland





I think you better run away

I think you better run away

To the dark side of Iceland




Where is the dark side of Iceland?
Behind the mountain
where the sun goes down
In your heart buried deep beneath the beating sound
 
Where are you gonna go when you can’t find your face?

Dig yourself a hole
make a home in the ground?


Where is the dark side of Iceland?



I think you better run
away

I think you better run
away 

to the dark side of Iceland









(c)JerryOliver, Peculiar Music, ASCAP 2008