Fireworks on 14th Street

by Cody Melville

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Fireworks On 14th Street

Contact: Kim Delancey --- Kim_duettodisc@yahoo.com
Duetto Disc 32 Broadway, Suite 1710 New York, New York 10004

Twelve of the fourteen songs on this album are duets. This is veteran rock n’ roll artist Cody Melville’s ninth album and follows his 2015 release Saints & Sneakers on a Wire and the 2014 release Downtown Angels. This record features his friends, all great guest-singers mostly from the New York music scene: Andy Shernoff (The Dictators), Larry Kirwan (Black 47), Brijitte West (New York Loose), Tom Clark and Craig Chesler (The High Action Boys), Owen McCarthy and John Melville (The Everyothers), Jesse Bryson (The Robin Electric), Jeff Ward (The Electrajet), George Gilmore (The Giblets), Jeff Shoemaker (The Plugs), and Rory K.

It’s a roots rock record that blends and bends around the genre. At the core of these songs are melody and a memorable narrative. Some are dark, some less so. All the instruments were played, produced, and recorded by Cody. On two of the tracks he sings solo. Two were co-written: “Everyday Is a Heartache” with Detroit powerhouse Jeff Shoemaker and “Murder” – with the kid on the record – Rory K.

In Cody’s background is an EP produced by Mick Ronson. He has recorded and collaborated with Brian Richie of the Violent Femmes, placed songs in films, played countless gigs, and currently lives in New York City.

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released June 6, 2016

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Track Name: Cobra Snake - feat. Tom Clark
She got eyes in the back room there
Baby Baby now I don't care
Cobra Snake in the eyes of a woman
She looks good when she wants to try
I stayed close when she blinked with that eye
Cobra Snake in the eyes of a woman
Let's do the stroll
Ain't it rock n' roll
Baby I don't know
She got wise to a couple of things
I looked down and I saw them rings
Cobra Snake in the eyes of a woman
She's got eyes for the higher stakes
Baby Baby Baby okay
Cobra Snake in the eyes of a woman
Let's do the stroll
Ain't it rock n' roll
Baby I don't know
I'm so lonely without you
I'm so lonely without you
Baby I know what to do
I'm so lonely without you
Maybe Baby you know who you are
I met you at the Holiday Bar
Cobra Snake in the eyes of a woman
I was set with a PBR
Record playing was Highway Star
Cobra Snake in the eyes of a woman
Let's do the stroll
Ain't it rock n' roll
Baby I don't know
I'm so lonely without you
I'm so lonely without you
Baby I know what to do
I'm so lonely without you
Let's do the stroll
Ain't it rock n' roll
Baby I don't know
Let's do the stroll
Ain't it rock n' roll
Baby I don't know
Track Name: Fireworks on 14th Street
Fireworks on 14th Street

Go figure it’s as old as the trees
You got a woman who’s not easy to please
And you’ve got brothers and others to see
I got all of my heroes to be
That’s okay, I’ll drink this on my own
I like this bar, honey get off the phone
They’re hitting doubles with no sound on the TV
I've got all my heroes to be

I’m seeing it history
All sides of a killer tune
I lasted a couple a rounds
Did you miss me
How you doin’

It’s empty, the heart of that girl
You missed it when I gave it a whirl
Well she’s got troubles and puzzles to defeat
I've got all of my heroes to be
In this inning salvation arrives
Since I’m winning tonight I survive
They’re lighting fireworks on 14th Street
I've got all of my heroes to be

I’m seeing it history
All sides of a killer tune
I lasted a couple a rounds
Did you miss me
How you doin’ too

I've got all of my heroes to be
I've got all of my heroes to be
I've got all of my heroes to be
Track Name: It's So Damn True - feat. Andy Shernoff
It’s so damn true
It never seems to take a break for a while
It’s so damn true
I’d rather run through fire than have her put me on trial
She told me to wait in line
I said okay that’s fine
But then I waited way too long
Here comes the bad news
Here comes the bad news
It’s so damn true
I guess my car just ain’t good enough
It’s so damn true
I think some of my great records got
tossed out with some of my great stuff
She told me I’m wasting time
I said I know but I’m waiting for the perfect rhyme
She said I’m waiting way too long
Here comes the bad news
Here comes the bad news
It’s so damn true
Sometimes I get hungry around 11’oclock
It’s so damn true
Some nights I go for a walk and never make it back
It’s so damn true
Sometimes I drink and call her names that ain’t so cool
It’s so damn true
I better run, my motor’s runnin’ like that tune that hit number two
It’s so damn true
A guitar is beautiful but my girl is too
It’s so damn true
The sky is grey it’s better that way better than being blue
It’s so damn true
Things ain’t so bad
Things ain’t so bad
Things ain’t so bad
Things ain’t so bad
Things ain’t so bad
Things ain’t so bad
Things ain’t so bad
Things ain’t so bad
Track Name: Misunderstood - feat. Brijitte West
Dirty Rock n’ Roll dreams
Above the clouds they ride
I get on my bike and go
The gravel is broken ground
I don’t see nothin’ kind for you in the sun
I get why you feel under attack and gotta’ run

I don’t feel lonely, but I feel misunderstood
It’s not you only I feel the weight of it too
I know, I know, I’m not trying to be some kind of victim
I don’t care what you believe, the truth is yet unwritten

Everybody was kind when we were all lost in the snow
I thought for awhile I had me a place to go
Hey get on your way, the day is almost here
Hey just listen to that New England tide disappear

(Break)

In the trees the cottonwood
Ah they do the best they can
The great birds choke on the battle time and time again
I’d rather take it and soar gloriously
You’re a sinking boat without a paddle
It’s no place for me

(Break)
Track Name: Fighter Planes - feat. Larry Kirwan
I’ve never wasted any love with you
My girl’s the best thing a man could ever do
And oh the fighter planes
that haunt and touch my brain
And oh the fire escape looks on
Gonna fight to pay the rent to eat
Gonna love the time we lay in the heat
And oh the fighter planes
that haunt and touch my brain
And oh the fire escape looks on
Take a simple call from heaven
On and on, have a cup of tea
On and on, bet your life on far away love
On and on, bet your life on me

I’m gonna walk the line like others walk
But I’m gonna keep my mind
Be free for thought
And oh the fighter planes
that haunt and touch my brain
And oh the fire escape looks on
I’m gonna hold you here the one in my life
You call it destiny
I call you my wife
And oh the fighter planes
that haunt and touch my brain
And oh the fire escape looks on
Take a simple call from heaven
On and on, have a cup of tea
On and on, bet your life on far away love
On and on, bet your life on me

I’m gonna fight the millionaires
cause I ain’t one
I gotta go, I don’t care, I gotta run
And oh the fighter planes
that haunt and touch my brain
And oh the fire escape looks on

I’m gonna kick the can down on my street
I’m gonna cut away the mist that makes me retreat
And oh the fighter planes
that haunt and touch my brain
And oh the fire escape looks on
Track Name: One Long Poem - feat. Owen McCarthy
In the season, will I care for the wind
Casue I never know
A little time is set on fire
Come in from the cold
Oh the walkout kid
Embrace all your sins
In cars there’s whiskey to be downed
Everyone surely knows
Carry me to the summit down
Where angry men withhold
And I’ll – our world is a simple day
I’ll do it all in the second show
Oh I look around
The hand is on the stone
And I’ll be the one to calm
All the calls to come
Hand me a simple idea
Hand me the timing of old
All the high rock walls to climb
Step on the son of the shown
And the teardrop guitar I own
Leans against the wall
Any Sunday I’ll be found
Wandering by the falls
Cast it and settle down
All forces to the wind
I live to lay it down
And now we slow it down
To handle a year of song
Call it a settled town
Where once was a stormy sinner now
Ah, there’s never been a wander
Wander or else and then
How clean is the water out there
Has the window been broken
And how is your path to getting there
Selling off is more trick
And oh it’s a time keepers game
And oh it’s never too late
Track Name: Three Chord Preacher - feat. John Melville
Janey lives in the car pool lane
But she drives alone every mile
I heard once the FBI
was putting together a file

It’s okay if the thought in your head
explodes one day and you die
You’ll be living high - way in the sky
with scholars, punks, who knows why

I got lost in the Three Chord Preacher
Bet my life on a four minute cry
Ain’t she something I said to myself then
So much of this game is a lie

You got time to go to the races
You got time to dress in style
I hear there’s an appreciation
For tough broads who know how to smile

You’ve got walls in the corner of your mind
You’ve got love I know that you do
I’m running away to join the millions
who live in the city and sing out of tune

Break
Track Name: Beautiful Girl of the World
Everybody knows that you Rock n’ Roll
Sometimes you gotta stay with me
This time you’re gone so long
Baby Baby Baby please
Here she comes
Here she comes America
Out of town with the Rolling Stones
Everybody’s alive
That’s how you make em’ feel
When you come on strong
You’re so damn strong
So strong - You’re coming on strong
You’re so damn strong

Everybody singing cause the singer is here
who knows em’
I know your songs
Everybody’s fighting for a place to hear
I’m holding on now come on and take me home
Baby Baby Baby please
I gotta a couple of words for you
I’m sitting with you,
I’m sitting with you
Before you go
I gotta let you know
You make me strong
So damn strong
You make me strong - all along
You make me strong

Bye bye Baby
Bye bye Baby
Bye bye Baby
Beautiful girl of the world
Track Name: Jungle - feat. Jeff Ward
Maybe you’re a writer
A couple verses strong
Yeah I don’t know where you go
And how to sing along
Maybe you’re a faker
Fakers make it through
Hey I do too
Cause Baby Blue
the warm nights are gettin’ you
In this jungle all the lights are on
In this jungle all the lights are on
In this jungle
Maybe you’re a loner
Loners hit the sky
With big ideas
that end in tears
but hey at least you tried
Maybe you’re a believer
Go ahead decide
Take your time
it ain’t no crime
To watch the years march by
In this jungle all the lights are on
In this jungle all the lights are on
In this jungle
Track Name: Johnny Psycho - feat. Jesse Bryson
He ran guns to Elmira
Took aim at that that kid at Sheepshead Bay
Abandoned his sister in AC
She’s still missing today
There goes Johnny Psycho
The King of the lane
But the Lane’s a rotten place to be
There goes Johnny Psycho
Don’t let him catch you looking

Fought the war in Chinatown
Cracked a rib from the foot of a high kick priest
Drives around in an old Benz
Cars got class but it ain’t got no heat
There goes Johnny Psycho
The King of the lane
But the lane’s an impossible place to be
There goes Johnny Psycho
Don’t let him catch you looking

Lost a finger in a car door slam
An old Chevy with rust everywhere
I hear he went back to get it
And found it by the curb in front of Dance like Fred Astaire
There goes Johnny Psycho
The King of the lane
But the Lane’s a rotten place to be
There goes Johnny Psycho
Don’t let him catch you looking

Had a girl once on the east side
It was a place to go get something to eat
One morning he woke up crying about something
Then he shot her while she was asleep
There goes Johnny Psycho
The King of the lane
But the Lane’s a rotten place to be
There goes Johnny Psycho
Don’t let him catch you looking

Where’s the law
Track Name: She Sings Only Sad Songs - feat. Craig Chesler
She’s a frightened statue
A sea wind is all she feels
She acts as though you’re absent
The rain is all she reveals
She’s a soft light
Simple as a dance
She’ll say how far away
Then give you just a glance

She sings only sad songs

She’s a wounded dove
Never the first to cry
She’ll never take to fleeing
Was never good at saying goodbye
She’s among the rocks
Where sky skyscrapers kiss the sun

She sings only sad songs

She’s a cool army of flowers
Beneath the burning sky
Who are you to be silent
When ever she walks by
She’s an old road less traveled
Where all you hear is drums
All I can see is dreams
until the marching season comes
Track Name: It's Your Soul - feat. George Gilmore
Who needs you
Gladly greets you
Even treats you like the only one
It’s your soul
Again recreating
I don’t care
I’m a disciple of waiting
Who buys all your
Clever thinking
Stays up all night with you drinking
It’s your soul
Again recreating
I don’t care
I’m a disciple of waiting

When is it ever
That your endeavor
Is taken to heart by those you hope to impress
It’s your soul
Again recreating
I don’t care
I’m a disciple of waiting
How are you whole
When half the people you know are asleep
When will you smile
like all the others on your street
It’s your soul
Again recreating
I don’t care
I’m a disciple of waiting
Track Name: Everyday is a Heartache - feat. Jeff Shoemaker
You said you are my one and only
You didn’t love me you just left me alone
I walk the streets searching for light
But there is no peace in sight
Everyday is a heartache
All my love’s
love’s used up
She made a fool of me
Don’t know why I can’t see
I leave behind me this life forsaken
And a stupid girl I couldn’t take
I walk the streets searching for her every night
But she is no place in sight
Now Everyday is a heartache
Another promise she can’t keep
She waits around just to see my heart break
Wonder why I can’t see

I can’t see
Heart
Heart
Track Name: Murder - feat. Rory K
Box cutter, kick mother,
Cut Father, cut the son

Pronounced dead at Saint Vincent’s for 15 bucks
Got into Roseland the tennis kid was out of luck

Gone to Roseland
Seven got twenty-five to life

2245 murders in the city
New York open for business

Got his name on a tennis court East River Park
On the night of September 2 all went dark

Gone to Roseland
Seven got twenty-five to life