Big Terrible

4 albums

Big Terrible is a raw, Black Sabbath meets Howlin Wolf, Philadelphia Rock and Roll trio. Big Terrible plays real painful, soulful music that James Brown could hang his hat on. It's very easily noted that the band is not amused with the world and that they use music as their own personal therapy regardless if you're paying attention or not. Seeing Big Terrible perform is an emotional experience both for the band and the audience. For their last record, the band worked with Danny Saber (U2, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath) and Fred Kevorkian (The White Stripes, Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams). In their home town ,Philadelphia, FM radio Dj's Jaxon at 93.3 WMMR, and Tommy Conwell at 94.1 WYSP took a liking to the record. Bruce Warren, Program Director at 88.5 WXPN also acknowledged the band. Big Terrible is starting to work on a new record in February 2011 with Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog.).

Music

32 songs
Song
Length
Actions
1
Hide The Human Monument
03:51
1
Hide The Human (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:53
2
Strange Shade Big Terrible
03:40

Lyrics:

Take this strange shade and get lost in it Sends a slow pain to the center of my chest is slowly exposed and baby I'm all yours You show no haste when lights are low and there's no wasted morning glow when your face is mine to hold and my hands they hope to enfold you and I'm all yours The city streets wander with us the sounds grow weak as we pass the man with his hand outstretched and worn and baby I'm all yours Take this strange shade and get lost in it Sends a slow pain down to the center of my chest is slowly exposed and baby I'm all yours You show no haste when lights are low and there's no wasted morning glow when your face is mine to hold and baby baby I'm all yours Your touch oh I crave in the morning Oh I've never been open all these words I'm storing up oh and baby I hope to say I just wanna I just want to say baby I'm all yours
1
Strange Shade (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:44
3
Brother Solace Big Terrible
04:12

Lyrics:

Help me brother I can't take this unrest our men are dying with a pain in their chest they say there's hope if we just press on ahead still I hear them call from the grave They call on me to clear us a way I failed family so I rally for the system My body's trying to shut down my brain so I can let them break me over again I was promised a break still they send me where the river's dry I can't hold up my head don't you know they'll bury my alive (x2) Help me brother I can't take this unrest I'm sick of lying takes its hold of my chest So give me solace and throw out my sense still I hear them call from the grave Chorus (x2)
1
Brother Solace (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:16
2
Brother Solace (:30)
:30 Cutdown
00:42
4
Running Dry Big Terrible
03:43

Lyrics:

Take your eyes off the ground and tell me straight I broke my seams Sell what's mine and burn my house, watch me drop American dreams I watched your smile rot away and wait for pain to take hold I wish your tongue would decay don't speak of words to cleanse my soul Oh I wanted more for myself Save yourself the lie for the working man Don't identify with a helping hand Going down the line with a beaten stance I don't need to pretend I'm going down I've seen the city show its hand and grip a heart to slow its beat The filth that grows is in demand, it feeds the poor to let them sleep I'll scratch me eyes I'll see no more and tear my skin I'll feel no more Oh I feel like a child Chorus Chorus Drag me out
1
Running Dry (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:44

Lyrics:

Now hear my throat oh it's drying out it's a sign that I'm breaking down I see your hands saying hold, hold on my please but your eyes they can't lie to me Oh my body aches at the sight of dawn when you lye, in another's arms I really hate this slow burn while you sleep all around oh let it out let it out Now I dread the thought of you and I just want to say, anyway you dropped your vanity Did you catch his stare or just wait to see if he'd try, oh if he'd try, and steal you from me I hope I'm not mistaken, darling please I'm confused and your pretty face has got me all mixed up and I'm still loving you Oh I can't fake this, it's too hard not to choke Chorus Oh so it's over oh so it's over but I've been turned turned inside out I didn't want it to be this way (repeat)
1
Vanity (Instrumental)
Instrumental
06:10
2
Vanity (:30)
:30 Cutdown
00:32
6
Elephant Man Big Terrible
03:00

Lyrics:

I've been bled, I've been sold, I've been hypnotized Take its hold, iron claw, wish you'd prophecize I've been torn, I've been blessed, still I cry for life In my home there's no warmth, the shadow says goodbye So take what you need, I'm not here to please Pattern torn, wish a war, would hide the aching sigh hair still long, always sure, she'd make the perfect wife so let my skin, show the poor, there's no other side thank the man, thank his pride, the shadow says goodbye I confide need to breath, in my head there's no key watch the soul, keep it clean, oh so take what you need Hold me close now hold on Don't let me go now hold on
1
Elephant Man (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:00
7
The Fool Big Terrible
More: Lyrics
04:17

Lyrics:

So it seems, I've made it to spring the air's gotten soft now with a warm breeze My baby lays bare, so still next to me but my eyes aren't sure what to make of her Am I just a fool to get old with no one and nothing to hold Don't leave me to lay in this hole I need a home again I can't fall asleep and waste it in a dream just give me some wine to slow me down She tells me to whisper more it takes her away but I can't breath that soft with nothing to say Chorus I need a home Chorus So baby please So baby please
8
Coming Over The Mountain Face The Stone
03:19

Lyrics:

Coming over the mountain ... now I’m comin’ for blood this time And I’ve been faithful You wouldn’t wait Why so worried ... your shadow took over me don’t try and save your fate Now I’m comin’ to take some... And I’ve been faithful You wouldn’t wait No why so worried ... Coming over the mountain and standing up... I’ve come for blood this time ... Well I’ve been so faithful but you woudn’t wait oh I’m not worried ‘cause I won’t change it
1
Coming Over The Mountain (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:32
9
Face The Stone Face The Stone
04:33

Lyrics:

Today my ... don’t bother me again I’ll take truth... in hot suffering don’t waste your time on me and let me go without a doubt And I’ll take my chance under the sun Today my ... oh don’t you bother me no more I won’t believe you and I... despite you look out ... Let me go without a... And I’ll take my chance under the sun And I’ll face the stone And I’ll face the stone ... Yeah yeah Let me go without a ... And I’ll... And I’m gonna face the stone And I’ll face the stone
1
Face The Stone (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:40
10
Falling Down Face The Stone
05:01

Lyrics:

I tried to get away and forget yesterday but you know I can’t help myself I tried to hide but you payed me no mind ... can’t you see I’m oh gettin’ so warm I wanna get away to find better days so don’t chase me ... let me breathe I wanna know oh I wanna know why you’ve been on my mind ... Let me go I said let me go my way ‘cause I’m fallin’ so far down ... Don’t let me lie on the ground and I don’t wanna be afraid ‘cause I’m going down Yeah I’ve got nowhere to go oh but I want it all Baby don’t leave me now I’ve been hidin’ for too long oh my blood is spindling out Baby just let me go I need a woman
1
Falling Down (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:07
11
Headed For The Coast Face The Stone
04:47

Lyrics:

"You can take my bones away don’t ... I’m tired and worn away oh you’ll never know I’m headin’ for a warmer place where the trains don’t go ... I don’t feel like myself yeah I’ve been ... down ... I know I gotta go so I’m headin’ for the coast they say it’s nicer there I’ll ride one out there and they know I want you there don’t wait for my call ‘cause I’m headin’ for a warmer place where they ... I don’t feel like myself and I’ve been . . . down oh my body’s been aching and my head’s been shaking you know I gotta go and so I’m headin’ for the coast headin’ for the coast oh I don’t feel like myself and I’ve been . . . down yeah I don’t feel like myself and . . . and I’m going to the ocean."
1
Headed For The Coast (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:06
12
03:20

Lyrics:

Runnin’ on empty tryin’ to ... Nobody knows you’re scared without your face... Ignore all the warnings... Nobody knows you’re scared... And they can cuff my hands and take my eyes but I will feel the fire until I die The mountain got higher but hell is not too deep You never knew the dangers of just falling asleep Your mind is a ... Nobody knows you’re scared until your heart beats And they can cuff my hands and take my eyes but I will feel the fire until I die They can run me down and burn my down oh but I will steal the fire until I die I call... ... They can cuff my hands and take, they can take my eyes but I will feel the fire They can run me down and burn my down oh but I will steal the fire ‘til the day, ‘til the day I die Yeah
1
Renegade (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:22
13
Riding Into Battle Face The Stone
02:46

Lyrics:

You came here like a dove you’re hearing what I say, yeah yeah. . . no regrets ... hold your breath for now you don’t know... I’ve been in a battle burning through the... falling from the saddle ... you came here like a saint ... hold your breath for now you don’t know... riding into battle burning through the ... falling from the saddle ... you left me out for... and changed me Stop falling for yourself don’t breathe Yeah riding into battle burning through the ... falling from the saddle This is the end of days ... holding on the throttle ... Yeah
1
Riding Into Battle (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:50
2
Riding Into Battle(:60)
:60 Cutdown
01:05
14
03:41

Lyrics:

"Chains are broken but I keep on . . . down so I grab some hand to pull me out yeah please let me out My hands, they’re shakin’ You brought me home I cannot last There goes my . . . bring on the shade oh I’d rather just taste the pain My bones feel tired I need some rest ..you wanted that snake to call me a liar you tried to call me down My hands, they won’t stop shakin’ I saw your face in the shape of my ... yeah Let me fight Let me breathe Just let me crawl away from the heat I’ll ... my head yeah, I’ll take a lead Just let me crawl to safety I can’t breathe I can’t breathe Oh yeah, you ruined me
15
04:21

Lyrics:

Tell me to lie and I feel so stole Tell me to lie and down you’ll go I keep searching for the road cause I’m gonna fire and down it’ll go . . . it back from out the door . . . to find that I might just have it wrong . . . Tell me to lie it’s all I know Tell me my fate where I belong I keep searching for the road if you ain’t gonna come home . . . to find that I might just have it wrong . . . to find that I might just have it wrong
1
The Ocean (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:28
2
The Ocean (:60)
:60 Cutdown
01:05
16
American Speed Dealer Monument
04:44
1
American Speed Dealer (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:50
17
Deluded Monument
04:07
1
Deluded (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:11
18
03:11
1
Desire (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:13
19
Safe Keeping Monument
02:48
1
Safe Keeping (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:51
20
The Fool (Electric) Monument
06:46
1
The Fool (Electric)(Instrumental)
Instrumental
06:52
21
The Poet Monument
04:07
1
The Poet (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:15
22
The Teeth Monument
07:05
1
The Teeth (Instrumental)
Instrumental
07:16
23
Rotten City Rotten City
04:44

Lyrics:

I step out hot but catch a breeze It's likely to wear out just like my knees I can't head west to roam the street cause she's likely there, behind that breeze The city's smaller every year Another love of mine shuts me out I avoid the evenings out of fear cause she's likely there behind that breeze she's likely there behind the scene I want those dives all to my own but I'm forced to find new streets Our place is now your place and I am alone still I claim it just wasn't my scene Every morning a stranger in my arms and I worry about everything Oh but what a story to tell If I could only remember something I see her friends I met so long ago oh but now they just cross the street I'll go to the darkest bar where my face won't show and I everyone's a stranger to me yea everyone's a stranger now (Chorus) City Breeze just let me be I need to breath just let me be City Breeze you worry me I can't stand, I'm on my knees City Breeze
1
Rotten City (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:44
24
04:21

Lyrics:

I felt you creep up all along my neck They say you're a threat to my judgement Then I'm without you and my mind is in arrest I think I need some more of your substance Can you just hold it down while I take a look around You speak so soft I almost missed my chance to find a deep groove in my room Then I'll be safe and all would disappear again but am I just fading grey to blue Took all my heart to let you go Now I'm dying for a steady hold We'll just lay down it'll be okay then just tie me to the bed What do you want, I can't handle you again Every move I make creates a dead end I told them all about you so just burn my friend but let me say goodbye one more time (Chorus) You took my heart, you took my soul You took my heart, let me back from your hold You broke my heart, you broke my home You broke my heart, let me back from you hold
1
Substance (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:25
25
03:30

Lyrics:

Maybe I can show you a better way but seems like your mind's made up Your lying to keep others away cause you made the most of their love So lovely to know to you can throw it all away Pardon me you forgot to put up a fight I layed it out and you rolled you eyes Your best was the worst in hindsight So please save the grief I'll be fine So lovely to know you can throw it all away So lovely of you to call your stranded love without a home Take it easy now I'll try to care I'm still recovering from our last affair (repeat)
1
So Lovely (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:28
26
The General Rotten City
05:04

Lyrics:

Mother's gone, the man drank too much now she stares at the wall, only child screams for her touch Kitchen's bare, she's gasping for air they said try back in March, maybe then, we can talk The Paper's old, it's just the news of the fold She takes note of heart, it's beating fast, shakes up her soul We thought you said freedom What the hell's outside our doors We tried talking reason but your hands are on our throats We're lying here bleeding we deserve to ask for more Crippled cold, got to shut our doors Our sign says closed, we'll shake our bones, to keep up warm They promise health, they promise wealth but I see my friend, he's looking like a corpse instead Sound the alarm, another man jumped in the fire they're taking us out, one by one, and no one's owning up (Chorus) We tried to trust the man We tried to show him faith But he's claiming ignorance just an honest mistake We tried to trust the man We tried to show him faith But he's claiming innocence just an honest mistake (Chorus)
1
The General (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:10
27
04:02

Lyrics:

Watch your soul, try, try to be the one who's right You might find it hard, harder now that you've lost sight Watch you soul, try, try to ease your heart at night You might find it hard, harder now that it grows tight So they say, I was lost, and I was scared They said be cold, it's not worth your care How far did you go, miles, see you've never met such fright Now you find it hard, harder than the frozen soil Watch your heart, deny, deny you sent them off at night You might find it hard, now their faces haunt you in the dark (Chorus)
1
Faces (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:02
28
A Proper Sway Rotten City
04:10

Lyrics:

Her papa told me to stay away, now she don't seem to want to come my way Her preacher told her watch for the one who sings, now she don't seem to want to come my way I told her I'd be kind and I'd behave, but she don't seem to want to come my way I'd leave them all behind just for a taste, I know she'd never want to leave my place I want her to be mine and I don't mind begging, but she don't seem to want to come my way Her sister's making eyes, but I'm still waiting, cause she's no dime just five cents winking Her sway's enough to send me to the doctor for the pain Oh lord forgive me just send her my way I know when she gets tired of being a proper lady She'll finally decide to come my way
1
A Proper Sway (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:11
29
Heavy Hand Monument
08:42
30
Monument Monument
05:42
1
Monument (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:43
31
The Weekend Monument
05:05
1
The Weekend (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:07
32
Vanity New Monument
05:53
1
Vanity New (Instrumental)
Instrumental
06:01