Something Out
by Cody Weathers

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"Something Out" is one of my favorite Cody Weathers choruses and rhythms. I find it super catchy and compelling. It first appeared on ROQUE's 1992 album Less Yackin', More Snackin'. Less Yackin' is an astonishingly accomplished album for a bunch of high school kids. Perhaps more astonishing, it was their SIXTH album together!

UPDATE! You can now purchase Less Yackin', More Snackin' at the very modern website Bandcamp. Yes, please!

In the X-Men universe, mutant powers generally emerge around age 14. It seems like Cody's is writing and recording dozens of excellent, fully formed rock songs. I did not have this level of this ability until I was...uh...do I have this ability?

"Something Out" also appears on the absolutely essential Songs You Hate, a 2 CD collection of Cody's early work with ROQUE and Flip Nasty. If you've still not begun listening to Cody's work, Songs You Hate is a great starting point.

UPDATE! You can now purchase Songs You Hate at the very modern website Bandcamp. Yes, please!

The second Checkmate Records Sampler, Tongue Meets Eyeball has a Bowie-esque cover of "Something Out" by Jiffle Baf't'Bak (Jailed for Love but also for Throwing Bottles at Kids). It is quite fascinating in a very different way.

Most recently, "Something Out" appeared in an acoustic guitar/hand drums/bass/vocals arrangement on the 2005 Cody Weathers solo greatest hits album Least Significant Failures, which has the advantage of being available for immediate streaming or purchase at bandcamp.

I tried to take all the best bits from all these different versions and consolidate everything I liked about the song into one recording but of course it ended up totally sonically different and new.

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Lyrics:

If I could have the wisdom to know when my mouth runs away
I'd be a better man to fight your pain if I knew what I should say
If I could have the courage to let a spark grow into flame
I'd be a warmer man beneath the stars by a fire that lasts the rain

Haunt me, hook me, overlook me, throw my heart a bone
I miss you when you're gone, so why can't we work something out

If I could have the tick-tocks to work the knots out of this cord
I'd be a better man who knew you well, but time I can't afford
I must confess impatience has cost me more than I could pay
Were I a better man, I'd read your mind, but I fear I've lost the way

Haunt me, hook me, overlook me, throw my heart a bone
I miss you when you're gone, so why can't we work something out

Haunt me, hook me, overlook me, throw my heart a bone
I miss you when you're gone, so why can't we work something out

Bridge
Haunt me, hook me, overlook me, throw my heart a bone
How much time is there, anyway? How much time?

Haunt me, hook me, overlook me, throw my heart a bone
I miss you when you're gone, so why can't we work something out

Haunt me, hook me, overlook me, throw my heart a bone
I miss you when you're gone, so why can't we work something out

Haunt me, hook me, overlook me (repeat)

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