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Ain't Dead Yet

by Counterfeit Bill

Roots-flavored music with a nod to classic rock and country, telling tales of hungry, hard-living men with more passion than sense.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Perfect Gilr for You
3:46 $0.99
2. Out Cold
3:29 $0.99
3. Ain't Dead Yet
3:58 $0.99
4. Everything Good Goes Bad
4:12 $0.99
5. I Want to Be With Somebody
2:57 $0.99
6. Get to You
3:07 $0.99
7. Shoot Me Now
5:07 $0.99
8. I'm in Love
4:31 $0.99
9. The Last Flophouse Bum
4:49 $0.99
10. Goin' Out Sinnin'
4:05 $0.99
11. Dragging the River for You
5:32 $0.99
12. So Tired
2:47 $0.99
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Album Notes

Each song on Counterfeit Bill’s “Ain’t Dead Yet” is meant to explore how it feels to be an American man, facing up to an uncertain future while casting a wary eye at the past. With a slightly off-kilter perspective on what it’s all about, the lyrics bring humor and irony to the proceedings. Classic American music, riff-heavy and flavored with Americana, blues, vintage country and 60’s- era rock and roll, provides the bedrock on which these tales are built.

The lyrics look at guys who are sharp enough to know something has happened to them, but don’t always know what it means. Some of the men in these songs have been around the block a couple of times, and some are still on their first go-round; but each faces life with enough baggage and scars to make his tale an interesting one.

The songs are all sung in first person, though each tune represents the struggles and passions of a different man. The narrator of “The Perfect Girl For You”, for instance, is overheard at a bar, trying to talk a stranger into meeting his live-in girlfriend. Weary of domestic life, yet not wanting to leave her flat, he’s hoping to find somebody to take her off his hands…but isn’t managing to make a very convincing argument.

“Out Cold” describes the events of one tragic-comic night for a man who is down on his luck, and who has no hope for anything more than surviving the next few hours of abuse from an angry drunk, a gang of street corner thugs and his long-suffering wife.

“Ain’t Dead Yet” is about a guy who realizes his best days are probably way behind him, but that doesn’t stop him from giving love, or at least a quick fling at the local watering hole, one last try.

“The Last Flophouse Bum” is based on the real-life story of an alcoholic living alone in a Bowery flophouse when everybody he’s cared about has died or moved on, and the world he knew is changing into something he can barely recognize.

Other tunes on this collection are told from the point of view of a narcissistic punk just out of jail, an angry guy looking for some weekend fun that’s bound to get him into trouble, a jealous lover who threatens his girl with murder, and a host of men who are hungry for more out of life, but don’t have a clue how to get it.
All of the songs are in some way about learning to make sense of longing and lust, stumbling over the wreckage of broken hopes and unfulfilled dreams, and the drive to keep struggling…even when the odds of success are poor.

“Ain’t Dead Yet” is both an examination and celebration of what it takes to be a man, looking at a dozen different guys and the unique ways they find to wrestle the world into a shape they can live with.



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