B i o g r a p h y
 (by Stephen Thomas Erlewine)

After the release of Throwing Muses' fifth album, Red Heaven, Kristin Hersh, the band's lead singer/songwriter, took a break from the group and issued her first solo album, the acoustic Hips and Makers, in early 1994. Thanks to the airplay the single "Your Ghost" ó a duet with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe ó received, the album sold more copies than any of the Muses' releases. Later that year, Hersh also released the Strings EP, which featured versions of selected songs from the album recorded with a string quartet, and did a solo tour. Despite her success as a solo artist, she kept the Muses going as well, releasing their next record, University, in February 1995. Throwing Muses and Hersh as a solo artist moved from Sire to Rykodisc, forming the boutique label Throwing Music in 1996; the label's first release was the final Muses album Limbo, which appeared that summer. Before the Muses hit the road in support of Limbo, Hersh began work on her second solo album, wrapping it up in early 1997. At the completion of the Limbo tour, Hersh disbanded Throwing Muses, claiming that it was no longer economically feasible to continue with the band. The acoustic-based Strange Angels, her first post-Muses album, was released by Rykodisc in February 1998. That year, she also released Murder, Misery and Goodnight, a collection of lullabies and Appalachian folk songs, as a Throwing Music exclusive. In 1999, Hersh and Throwing Music returned to her original label 4AD for Sky Motel, 2001's Sunny Border Blue, and 2003's The Grotto. Hersh also established the Works in Progress series, a subscription service of exclusive rarities, through Throwing Music's website, www.throwingmusic.com.




Hips and makers
- 1994 -

Your ghost
Beestung
Teeth
Sundrops
Sparky ( Instrumental )
Houdini Blues
A loon
Velvet days
Close your eyes
Me and my charms
Tuesday night
The letter
Lurch ( Instrumental )
The cuckoo
Hips and makers


Strange Angels
- 1998 -

Home
Like you
Aching for you
Cold water coming
Some catch flies
Stained
Shake
Hope
Pale
Baseball field
Heaven
Gazebo tree
Gut pageant
Rock candy brains
Cartoons

Murder, Misery and Then Goodnight
- 1998 -

Down in the Willow Garden
I Never Will Marry
Sweet Roseanne
Poor Ellen Smith
Pretty Polly
Little Birdy
Mama's Gonna Buy
Fly Around My Blue Eyed Girl
Banks of the Ohio
Three Nights Drunk
What'll We Do With the Baby-o
Whole Heap of Little Horses


Sky motel
- 1999 -

Echo
White Trash Moon
Fog
Costa Rica
A Cleaner Light
San Francisco
Cathedral Heat
Husk
Caffeine
Spring
Clay Feet
Faith
Outro ( Instrumental )

 


Sunny Border Blue
- 2001 -

Your dirty answer
Spain
37 hours
Silica
William's cut
Summer salt
Trouble
Candyland
Measure
White suckers
Ruby
Flipside
Listerine

 


The Grotto
- 2003 -

Sno Cat
Deep Wilson
Snake Oil
Vanishing Twin
SRB
Silver Sun
Vitamins V
Arnica Montana
Milk Street
Ether


Learn to Sing Like a Star
- 2007-01-23 -

In Shock
Nerve Endings
Day Glo
Christian Hearse ( Instrumental )
Ice
Under the Gun
Piano 1 ( Instrumental )
Sugarbaby
Peggy Lee
Piano 2 ( Instrumental )
Vertigo
Winter
Wild Vanilla
The Thin Man
 

50 Foot Wave EP
- 2004 -

Bug
Clara Bow
Long Painting
Glory Weed
Lavender
Dog days
 


50 Foot Wave - Golden Ocean LP
- 2005 -

Long Painting
Bone China
Pneuma
Clara Bow
Petal
Dog Days
Sally is a Girl
El Dorado
Ginger Park
Diving
Golden Ocean


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Amazing Grace
Can The Circle Be Unbroken
Everybody's Got Something to...
Fly
Jesus Christ
Panic Pure
Pennyroyal tea
Sinkhole
The Key
Uncle June And Aunt Kiyoti
Wave of mutilation
When The Levee Breaks

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Hips and makers

Your ghost

If I walk down this hallway
Tonight, it's too quiet
So I pad through the dark
And call you on the phone
Push your old numbers
And let your house ring
Till I wake your ghost

Let him walk down your hallway
It's not that quiet
Slide down your receiver
Sprint across the wire
Follow my number
Slide into my hand

It's the blaze across my nightgown
It's the phone's ring
I think last night
You were driving circles around me

I can't drink this coffee
Till I put you in my closet
Let him shoot me down
Let him call me off
I take it from his whisper
Your not that tough

It's the blaze across my nightgown
It's the phone's ring
I think last night (you were in my dreams)
You were driving circles around me

Beestung

Start with your fingers
They finger the change
That carries me home in our evening
You're bee stung there...
Press your palm to your snow-coated thought cage
That carries me over your thinking
You're bee stung there...
Between the tall buildings
Are snow-coated alleys
Between us is nothing but grace
Snow rides the wind down
And drives past the window
Falling all over your face
I fly out the window
And then ride the wind down
You fit me into my place
You're bee stung here...
Start with your eyes
When they eye me in twilight
Picking up pieces of mine
Tie me up with the twine in you eyelight
String me from heaven to time
You bee stung me...
Between the tall buildings
Are snow-coated alleys
Between us is nothing but grace
Help me up when you hear me behind you
Falling all over the place
It's not to late

Teeth

I could get a piece of meat
From a barren tree
Nothing ever spoiled on me
You brought this
You dipshit
Nothing ever spoiled on me
That cloud stomps around my house
Does whatever it pleases
It teases me
What the hell?
Never was a baritone
Till you stepped in
Never dried my halters on the line
This hairdo's truly evil
I'm not sure it's mine
You're so tall
It's like I climb a waterfall
That cloud stomps around my house
Does whatever it pleases
It teases me
What I said was get me a drink
Alright?
What am I supposed to sit
And look at you all night?
All girls cry
Like I said, I don't know why

Sundrops

You can't get any more sunshine
I can't get over how it rains down
Oh no no no...
You can't get any more sunshine
You can't get any more broken down
Oh no no no...
Is the car parked downtown
Leave it while the sun beats down
We can walk and walk and walk
Walk and walk and walk
You can't let any more skin show
You can't let any thing in your eyes show
No no no...
We can't get any more sunshine
Barefoot while the heat rains down
Oh no no no...
There's nothing I forgot
I left that paper heart
Where it belonged
Who it belonged to, I never knew
I never never knew
Paper burns and my heart melts
When I tear at you
Sun drops down now
Down now now now now

Houdini Blues

Oh no, don't you put me in that box
You know what you can do with those locks
Bet your life I'll come crawling out again
You'll have to deal with me then
You'll hear me on the wind

I've been on the other side of the Blue Ridge
Seen the Shenandoah rolling there
I stepped off the mountains edge
Just to climb the golden stair
I seen the streets up there

I been on the mount transfiguration
Been there with my Ma and my Pa
On the mountain of commandment
I been handed down the law
You should have seen what I saw

I fell to the bottom of Thales' well
Caught like a theif with a lamb
You know these stars they can cast a spell
I've been caught with red hands
I've been caught with red hands

I scaled the mountains, skiied the valleys
I've done the highs and the lows
I don't feel like work today
Hell I won't go
Bess I won't go

Just let me at their locks
We should all be free
Oh Bess, i swear I'll call
When I'm free from me
We should all be free

A loon

Some store
I'm not going back there anymore
Wandered in
Don't think I'll do that again
No I don't think I'll do that again

I swear
Look at me cross-eyed and I don't know what to do
No I don't know what to do
Crazy loon

There's a room in his pallet
There's a pillow for his head
Sees an offshoot in his bottle
When he wants to see me dead
Heirlooms A loon
Never thought I'd see that silly grin
Never thought I'd see that fool again
Never thought I'd love that lunatic

Nothing left to dance around
What a hero
What a black and blue bird
What a loon, A loon
What a loon, A loon

Velvet days

Velvet Days
You make your little way
Pouring rain Make that face
You make my little day
I laugh till my heart drops
Down deep
You break your little freak
We break don't we break don't we

Blush and knock your knees
That's your girl breathing
I laugh till my heart stops

Hold your shark skin thing
That's your boy breathing
I laugh till my heart stops

Blush and breathe
I laugh till I can't see
Down deep you break your little creep

Listen blush and breathe
That's your soul kissing
I laugh

Close your eyes

You can't make it
You can't cry
You can't make it home tonight

It's to far to walk
To your goddamn van
It's too hard to come by your hand

Drunk on nothing
Drunk all night
Mad at nothing
Close your eyes

You could run on iron lungs
It would not keep you clean
Run on iron lungs
It would not keep you sons of bitches clean

You think that they don't shatter you
You think that till they go
You think that they don't comfort you
Now go home

You can walk in moonlight
You can dance inside
You can dance in moonlight
Close your eyes

Stop, you ruined all my memories
You ruined all my memories
I wanna catch the falling babies
I'm falling into you
My hair's in your face
Eyes on your eyes
Hands on my back
I can't leave
I can't leave

A guy's asking questions about me
My hands are full of straw
I'm sliding really fast
My hands are full of snow
I don't understand
I don't understand puzzles
I can't breathe
Close your eyes

Me and my charms

You can come back
When you want
Just know that I'll be here
I haven't left this step
And when the lights go out
I pick the angel up
I only have two hands

I she here?
Is she here right now?
Drive her off; don't bother to call
I'm checking out today

Me and my charms
Me and my charms
When I kiss the angel
I have a taste of you
When I take the angel
I have a piece of you
I have a piece

You can come back
I haven't left you yet
And when the lights go out
I pick the angel up
I only have two left feet
All I have in my hands
All I have in my hands

Me and my charms
Me and my charms
When I kiss the angel
I have a taste of me and my charms
Me and my charms down on the ground
You can't leave me now
You can't leave me now
I haven't left you yet

All i have in my hands
Me and my charms
Me and my charms
When I kiss the angel
I have a taste of you
When I take the angel
I have a piece of you
I have a piece

Tuesday night

When you sleep you tell me off
I told you once before
I can't resist you
When I sleep I build you up
I make you king of here
I can't resist you
I can't wait...

I'll suck down another water
While I wait
I watch the clock turn blue
And think of you while I wait
I can't wait
The moon shines through my dress
And through my glass
I promise not to drink
Until you're home
I can't wait..

The moon pales even when
I thinks it holds the face
Of the clock I watch for you
While I wait
I can't wait...

The letter

September 29, 1984 Dear so and so
Gather me up because I'm lost
Or I'm back where I started from
I'm crawling on the floor Rolling on the ground
I might cry I won't go home
So here's the story
I am turning up in circles
And I'm spinning on my knuckles
Don't forget that there are circles left undone
And very close to me
Forgive me Comfort me
I'm crawling on the floor Rolling on the ground
There's a blanket wrapped around my head
I'm moving in a line that's shaped like this
I'm holding in my breath I have a room
Can you tell if I am lying
Don't forget that I'm living inside
The space where walls and floor meet
There's a box inside my chest
An animal stuffed with my frustration
Can you hear me?
Don't forget that I'm alone when you're away
You make me act like other people do
Forgive me Comfort me You comfort me
You make me die I'm gonna cry I won't go home
Don't kill the god of sadness
Just don't let her get you down
See that man inside that book I read
Can't handle his own head
So what the hell am I supposed to do?
I'd like to know how he died
My hands are shaking Don't you love me anymore
I only need a person, keep my shoulders
Stand around lie down
Move your hand above the floor
Gather me up because I'm lost
Or I'm back where I started from
I'm crawling on the ground Rolling on the floor
I'm gonna cry You look for me
Love Kristin, P.S. keep them coming

The Cuckoo

Oh the cuckoo
She's a pretty bird
She wobbles when she flies
She don't ever hollar cuckcoo
Till the fourth day of July

Jack o' Diamonds
Jack o' Diamonds
I know you, of old
You rob my poor pockets
Of silver and gold

Oh the cuckcoo
She's a pretty bird
I wish that she were mine
She don't ever drink water
She only drink wine

Gonna build me
A log cabin
On a mountain so high
So I can see Willie
When he goes on by

Hips and makers

Rocking on the ocean
Sucking up the sea
Every bird flies over me
We have hips and makers
We have a good time

I married a boxer to keep me from fighting
I married a brewer to keep me from drinking
We have a good time
They keep me dancing

Finally it's alright
It's alright

Strange Angels

Home

Hey again, up for a spin ?
Pretty rain makes you smile
Pretty rain makes you smile

This is something
Why don't you come in ?
This is some swell trash
This is some swell trash

Jesus, he's easy
The safest way to go home
Hell, nothing's boring
Never could panic alone

Hey again, my only friend
Pretty rain makes you smile
Don't pretty rain make you smile ?

You are something
Why don't you come in ?
You are some swell trash

Jesus, he's easy
The safest way to go home
Hell, nothing's boring
Never could panic alone

Hyper-martyr
Never could panic alone
Find her, untie her
My safest way to go home

Like you

Excuse me, a doormat is good honest work
Only the bored and the wicked rich don't know that
Excuse me, you poor man, let's skip this town
Who me? Oh man, was that out loud ?

Ow ... Whoa, I'm on my own here
You know, the devil may care

You make this groovy, you make me laugh
You make me woozy, a wet doormat
It wasn't like that

You nature lover, you country punk
You bowl me over, and I'm not that drunk
You're one in a million, you're one in two
You're not like women, and I'm not like you
I'm not like you, I'm not like you

Your spell is broken but I'm still here
Your mouth is open, guess I don't care

You make this groovy, you make me laugh
You make me woozy, a wet doormat

You're one in a million, you're one in two
You're not like women, and I'm not like you
I'm not like you, I'm not like you

Aching for you

Chinese food and your sleeping back
We're born-again losers
It's funny
Honey, you know, this is not so bad
Hanging around, wired for sound

It's funny and sad and it's true
I'm aching, aching for you

We carry an island around on our backs
We're born-again vagrants
It's funny
And we ask for nothing whenever we land
Meanwhile, we got something, isn't that something ?

It's funny and sad and it's true
I'm aching, aching for you

Wailing in the garage
Breaking all the rulez and I don't need you
You know you're truly bizarre
You're changing all the rules and I don't need you
But I want you bad
We're all I ever had

Love is a needle, goes all the way down
I'm always surprised
It's funny
So shoot me a roll of your best paradise
It's so pretty I just want to die

It's funny and sad and it's true
I'm aching, aching for you

It's funny and sad and it's true
I'm aching, aching for you

Cold water coming

That filthy stare
He's on a tear
Cold water coming for the warm water junkies

I found a friend
Lost him again
Poor sucker freaked, and couldn't swim with the monkeys

Away, away, gone away
Away to your still house
In your still house
You fall into icy blue
Cold water

That goofy gait
He never waits
Cold water coming
For the lovers of nothing

Away, away, gone away
Away to your still house
In your still house
You fall into icy blue
Cold water

Some catch flies

When he stares, it's like he's splitting hairs
I'm a wreck when he's here, I swear
Fill a glass up with shiny tacks
I'm feeling sharp

I am numb, I am numb, I am numb, I

And when he drools it's like he's spitting jewel
I'm alone when he's here, I am
What a dumb-ass thing to say
Plus I'm not ashamed
Nobody's here

I am clean, I am clean, I am clean, I

He's my God, tangle till we're old
He's my distraction, and how
Simple gold and no one has to know
It's hectic as hell

I play dumb, I play dumb, I play dumb, I

A sideways look, a lighter in the dark
You make it good, you do
Some catch flies, some kill them till they die
I just stare

I do love, I do love, I do love you
I do love, I do love, I do love you.

Stained

I guess you heard, hell you're so weird
Like a spider, always here
You never stay, hell you're so strange
You let me drown in my own wave

I'm stained, never change, never change,
Stained under my nails and down my back
You know the sleaziest attacks
You stay, never change, never change
Use me I get stronger
I get weaker when you treat me like a queen

You have nerves of steel, you're just like me
Two spiders hanging from one tree
We're sunny now, us lucky things
We're smiling down one endless day

I'm stained, never change, never change,
Stained under my clouds and down my back
You know the sleaziest attacks
You stay, never change, never change
Use me I get stronger
I get weaker when you treat me like a queen

I never asked them in
Ask me have I been trying I been
I guess we just won't ever sleep again
I don't forget
We look much better now for all this
I guess we just won't ever drink again
I guess we just won't ever drink again

Shake


I like you when I'm in the mood
As the crow flies I go too
Silver slivers in your eyes make it worth every lie
I ever told, they turn to gold
They kept me
They kept me here on this battlefield
I find out what you're all about, when I think to look around
I feel my toes curl half-way around the world
I'm sorry now
There's magic here and magic's weird
Look, this is you

Head in the clouds, feet underground,
And when you shake the dogs howl
I'm gonna live forever

Head in the clouds, feet underground,
And when you shake the dogs howl
I'm gonna live forever

Strange angels made this planet glow,
then kicked us out
I keep my nails dug into my half of the rug
I'm sorry now, I'm sorry now
You don't know how, look, this is you

Head in the clouds, feet underground,
And when you shake the dogs howl
I'm gonna live forever

Head underground, we'll hang around,
And when we shake the earth moves
We're gonna live forever

Hope

I know I don't want you, I know I don't want you,
I feel broken, I feel broken and miles away
Let the brain bells ring again
Let the angels sing again
Drain the bottle, drink you in
I won't stop till your mother brings you home
Nobody's muscle can break your bone
Nobody's thirst can take your tears
Where do I live when you disappear
Oh no not again

I'm the airstrip where you land
Take me to the promised land
This is all I understand
I broke me, I can break you too
Nobody tells me what to do
I saw hope in my backyard
Nobody told me this would be so hard
Not again

I know I don't want you, I know I don't want you,
I feel broken, I feel broken and miles away

Pale

Before I go to you I never wash my neck
'Cause when the music starts it goes straight to your head
And I break out in pale
I break out in pale
You better bring your fork and knife
'Till we see eye to eye
'Cause I'd rather stuff your face than hear another lie
Learn to sit still, learn to stay
I'm as hopped-up with the up and down as you're slow on the uptake
Under the words is what you heard
Wait right here for me's exactly what he said
'Course I'm too busy sitting down
There are fishes that are stronger than my legs
Can't wait to drown
You'd better bring your fucking knife
'Till we see eye to eye
'Cause I'd rather cut your buttons off than be caught in a lie
Before I come to you I never wash my lips
'Cause when the music starts it goes straight to my hips
And I break out in pale, I break out in pale

Baseball field

Lovely empty baseball field
Just one of the places to sun
Like a hot pink kite with no string
Heads rolling
You make heads roll
Whistle the day away
Whistle one day away
You make headway
Drift 'till the stuff that you're breathing seems like air
You go back there
Lovely empty baseball field
Just one of the places to set your lawn chair
Like a hummingbird with no wings
Heads rolling
You have time and baby oil shine
Whisper the day away
Whisper one day away
You make headway
Drift 'till a piece of a place nests in your hair
You go back there
Talking at the radio
Just one of the places to shoot off you mouth
Like a hot summer dog on a lawn
Here today, never gone
Drift today away
Drift one day away
You make headway

Heaven

In the race but out of step
You struggle to hold up your head
Like a river you fight your own bed

I'm needing backyard sanctuary
I'm on breaktime
Where the sissies hang

Looking for oil in the sand
Like a river you gouge out the land
Like a drummer who fights the wrong band

I'm needing backyard sanctuary
I'm on breaktime
Where the sissies hang

This is heaven, this is heaven, this is heaven
Where the sissies hang

A hot shower on a hot day
Water hangs in the air like you stayed
Like you never went down your own drain

I'm doing rain and hurricane
I am airborne
Where the kisses fly

This is heaven, this is heaven
And all my friends are there in heaven
This is heaven
And all my friends are there in heaven
This heaven, this heaven
Where the sissies hang

Gazebo tree

That sky is a-shine with sheen
Those eyes are a green machine
Spare me your whining
In my rainy gazebo tree

Deep in my silver pit
The walls are all thick with it
My, but you slay me
In my rainy gazebo tree

Bless my baby eyes
Don't you know Jesus died ?
I'm better off inside
Strip and you lose your hide

What's in that thermos man?
Your female's a garbage can
So you haven't filled her up
Ok try to fill my cup

It's moonshine from cactus
Well, I guess it can't wreck us

Bless my baby eyes
Don't you know Jesus died ?
I'm better off inside
Strip and you lose your hide

Bless my baby eyes
Don't you know Jesus died ?
Spare me your moon shining

In my rainy gazebo tree
In my rainy gazebo tree
In my rainy gazebo tree

Gut pageant

That fine fever brought us here
Lambasted eyeballs
When we kiss the dirt
The orchids laugh

What a gut pageant
We could play for hours
What a gut pageant
Meat for the flowers

You break out of a paper bag
And wake up on the street
Just kidding
You don't have to go

I asked him why the grass is blue
And stray boys don't go home
Why four a.m's so screwy
He says " Sleep through it "

What a gut pageant
We could play for hours
What a gut pageant
Meat for the flowers

Not too special not too strange
Just the way I like 'em
You find an empty promise and stick by it

Not too pretty, not too sweet
Just the way I like you
When you kiss the dirt
The orchids laugh, harder than me

Tell me another one
I could sit for hours
When anyone laughs
I know I'm a coward

What a gut pageant
We could play for hours
When we kiss the dirt
The orchids laugh, harder than me.

Rock candy brains

Must've been on mushrooms when you wrote that pile of junk
Got rock candy brains and that head of yours
Full of holes, full of holes

Terry cloth's about the only comfort I'm allowed
What with all the rain and this house of yours
Full of holes, full of holes

I'm about through being your plaything
I'm about through being your gin
I'm about through being your water

Do you want to spend another night under the porch ?
We could light a candle and this rotten wood
Up in flames, up in flames

Your orange fingers are glowing hot
I think your sneaker's on fire
Up in flames, up in flames

I'm about through being your plaything
I'm about through being your gin
I'm about through being your water

One breath after lights out
The rest under night's spell

Cartoons

This war's Ok
In a sweet old fashioned way
Like a game we play

Guilty of something we forgot

I wasn't staring
I was just looking far away
Dazzled by something I forgot

Here, drink this down we've been here way to long
Acting this way is a craft
I'll shut up soon then we'll go home
Covered in band aids and casts

Murder, Misery and Then Goodnight

Down in the Willow Garden

Down in the willow garden
Where me and my love did meet
There we sat a courtin'
My love dropped off to sleep
I drank a bottle of burgundy wine
My love she did not know
And there I poisoned that dear little girl
Under the flank below
I stabbed her with my dagger
An ugly bloody knife
I threw her into the river
An ugly bloody sight
My father up and told me
That money would set me free
If I would murder thar deal little girl
Whose name was Rose Connelly
And now he sits by the window
Wiping his tear-dimmed eyes
And now he waits for his own dear son
Upon the scaffold high
My race is run, beneath the sun
Hell is waiting for me
For I did murder that dear little girl
Whose name was Rose Connelly

I Never Will Marry

One day as I rambled down by the seashore
The wind it did whistle and the water did roar
I heard a young girl make a pitiful sound
As she closed her pretty blue eyes
In the water to drown
I never will marry, I'll be no man's wife
I will live single all the day's of my life
The shells in the ocean will be my deathbed
The fish in deep water swim over my head
My love's gone and left me
He's the one I adore
He's gone and I never shall see him anymore
She plunged her dear body in the water so deep
She closed her pretty blue eyes in the water to sleep
I never will marry, I'll be no man's wife
I will live single all the day's of my life
The shells in the ocean will be my deathbed
The fish in deep water swim over my head

Sweet Roseanne

Sweet Rosey-anne, sweet Rosey-anne
Bye bye, sweet Rosey-anna
I thought I heard my baby say,
I won't be home tomorrow
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye, bye bye,
Bye bye, sweet Rosey-anna
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye, bye bye,
I won't be home tomorrow
Sweet Rosey-anne my darling child
Bye bye, sweet Rosey-anna
Sweet Rosey-anne my darling child
I won't be home tomorrow
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye, bye bye,
Bye bye, sweet Rosey-anna
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye, bye bye,
I won't be home tomorrow
I'm going away, but not to stay
Bye bye, sweet Rosey-anna
I'll be gone but not for long
I won't be home tomorrow
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye, bye bye,
Bye bye, sweet Rosey-anna
Bye bye, bye bye, bye bye, bye bye,
I won't be home tomorrow
Sweet Rosey-anne, sweet Rosey-anne
Bye bye, sweet Rosey-anna
Sweet Rosey-anne, sweet Rosey-anne
I won't be home tomorrow

Poor Ellen Smith

Come all you kind people, my story to hear
What happened to me in June of this year
It was poor Ellen Smith
And how she was found with a ball in her heart
Lying cold on the ground
If I could go home, home to stay
On poor Ellen's grave, some flowers I would lay
It was poor Ellen Smith
And how she was found with a ball in her heart
Lying cold on the ground
I come back this winter, my trial to stand
To live or to die as the law may command
It was poor Ellen Smith
And how she was found with a ball in her heart
Lying cold on the ground
It's true I'm in jail, I'm a prisoner now
But God is here with me and hears ever vow
It was poor Ellen Smith
And how she was found with a ball in her heart
Lying cold on the ground

Pretty Polly

Polly, pretty Polly, come go along with me
Polly, pretty Polly, come go along with me
Before we get married some pleasure to see
She got up behind him and away they did go
She got up behind him and away they did go
Over the hills to the valley so low
They went up a little farther and what did they spy?
They went up a little farther and what did they spy?
A newly dug grave with a spade lying by
He stabbed her through the heart
Her heart's blood it did flow
He stabbed her through the heart
Her heart's blood it did flow
And into the grave pretty Polly did go
He threw something over her and turned to go home
He threw something over her and turned to go home
With nothing behind him but the girl there to mourn

Little Birdy

Little birdy, little birdy
What makes you fly so high?
It's because I am a birdy
And I'm not afraid to die

Little birdy, little birdy
Come sing me your song
I've a short time to be here with you
And a long time, to be gone

Little birdy, little birdy
What makes your wing so blue?
It's because I've been a-grievin'
Grievin' after you

Little birdy, little birdy
Come sing me your song
I've a short time to be here with you
And a long time, to be gone

Little birdy, little birdy
What makes your head so red?
After all that I have been through
It's a wonder I ain't dead

Little birdy, little birdy
Come sing me your song
I've a short time to be here with you
And a long time, to be gone

Mama's Gonna Buy

Mama's gonna buy him a little lapdog
Mama's gonna buy him a little lapdog
Mama's gonna buy him a little lapdog
Put it in his lap when she goes off
Come up horsey, hey, hey
Come up horsey, hey, hey
Go to sleep and don't you cry
Mama's gonna make you an apple pie
Come up horsey, hey, hey
Come up horsey, hey, hey
I'm gonna buy you a little lapdog
I'm gonna buy you a little lapdog
I'm gonna buy you a little lapdog
Put it in your lap when I go off
Come up horsey, hey, hey
Come up horsey, hey, hey
Go to sleep and don't you cry
I'm gonna make you an apple pie
Come up horsey, hey, hey
Come up horsey, hey, hey
Come up horsey, hey, hey
Come up horsey, hey, hey

Fly Around My Blue Eyed Girl

Fly around my blue-eyed girl
Fly around my Daisy
Fly around my blue-eyed girl
You almost run me crazy
If you get there before I do,
Tell her if you please
Before she goes to make her bread
Roll up her dirty sleeves
Fly around my blue-eyed girl
Fly around my Daisy
Fly around my blue-eyed girl
You almost run me crazy
I wish I had some pretty little gal
To tell my secrets to
To heck with all deceitful gals
Tell everything I do
Fly around my blue-eyed girl
Fly around my Daisy
Fly around my blue-eyed girl
You almost run me crazy
Fly around my blue-eyed girl
Fly around my Daisy
Fly around my blue-eyed girl
You almost run me crazy

Banks of the Ohio

My love asked me, to take a walk
Just to walk, a little way
And as we walked along we talked
Of when would be our wedding day
We walked beneath the whispering pines
His heart was filled with love divine
And as we neared the riverside
He asked me when I'd be his bride
Oh no your bride, I'll never be
Another one's prepared for me
And as I drew my hand from his
His heart was filled with fire divine
He drew his knife across my breast
And in his arms I gently pressed
Willy dear, don't murder me
For I am not prepared to die
He took me by my golden curls
He drug me down to the riverside
And as he threw me into drown
He watched me as I floated down
He started home 'tween twelve and one
Thinking on the deed he'd done
Murdered just the one he loved
Because I would not be his bride

Three Nights Drunk

[One, two , three!]

The first night that I come home
So drunk I could not see
Found a horse in my stable
Where my horse oughta be
Come here my little wifey
Explain this thing to me
How come a horse in the stable
Where my horse oughta be?
You blind fool, you crazy fool
Can't you never see?
It's only a milkcow
You're granny sent to me
I've traveled this world over
Ten thousand miles or more
But a saddle upon a milkcow's back
I never did see before

The second night that I come home
So drunk I could not see
Found a coat a-hanging on the rack
Where my coat oughta be
Come here my little wifey
Explain this thing to me
How come a coat a hanging a hanging on the rack
Where my coat oughta be?
You blind fool, you crazy fool
Can't you never see?
It's only a bedquilt
You're granny sent to me
I've traveled this world over
Ten thousand miles or more
Pockets upon a bedquilt
I never did see before

The third night that I come home
So drunk I could not see
Found a head a-laying on the pillow
Where my head oughta be
Come here my little wifey
Explain this thing to me
How come a head a-laying on the pillow
Where my head oughta be?
You blind fool, you crazy fool
Can't you never see?
It's only a cabbage head
You're granny sent to me
I've traveled this world over
Ten thousand miles or more
But a moustache on a cabbage head
I never did see before

What'll We Do With the Baby-o

What'll we do with the baby?
What'll we do with the baby-o?
Send him off to his mammy
That's what we do with the baby-o
That's what we do with the baby
That's what we do with the baby-o

Every time the baby cries
Stick my finger in the babies eyes
That's what we do with the baby
That's what we do with the baby-o

Every time he starts to grin
Give the baby a bottle of gin
That's what we do with the baby
That's what we do with the baby-o

What'll we do with the baby?
What'll we do with the baby-o?
Send him off to his mammy
That's what we do with the baby-o
That's what we do with the baby
That's what we do with the baby-o

Throw him up in the old treetop
The wind will blow and the cradle will rock
That's what we do with the baby
That's what we do with the baby-o

Wrap him up in a tablecloth
Throw him up in the old hayloft
That's what we do with the baby
That's what we do with the baby-o

What'll we do with the baby?
What'll we do with the baby-o?
Send him off to his mammy
That's what we do with the baby-o
That's what we do with the baby
That's what we do with the baby-o

Whole Heap of Little Horses

Go to sleep, go to sleep
Go to sleep little baby
When you wake, right away
On the pretty little horses
Black and bay
Sorrel and gray
Whole heap of little horses
Black and gray
Sorrel and bay
Whole heap of little horses

Go to sleep, go to sleep
Go to sleep little baby

Sky Motel

Echo

White label on the backseat
Glows an artificial green
I crave a midnight something
I crave and something hunts me down
I'm scaring everybody
I'm wearing everybody down

White label on the backseat
And something bends me over, down
I crave an empty lifestyle
I crave the very loudest sound
I'm chasing everybody
I'm shaking everybody down
Do you hear the loudest sound?
And you and me in the echo?

White label on the backseat
And something warm across my lap
I never bitched at anyone
I never asked for my heart back
I'm loving everybody
And hating everyone I see
Do you still remember me?
Floating out on the echo

White Trash Moon

The neighbors dog won't let you sleep
Try not to stare at the neighbors hair
Out of the chaos, my us and your daddy's fingernail
Your mama's here and your daddy's hot
So hush-a-bye, baby don't you cry
Out of the chaos, my us and your little fontanelle
Ten thousand miles of moonscape
Don't keep anybody away after all
Close to the source, on a white trash moon
Under the horny sun of July

The neighbors gun won't let you sleep
Try not to stare at their underwear
Out of the chaos, my us and the coyote's lonely wail
Ten thousand miles of moonscape
Don't keep anybody away after all
Close to the source, on a white trash moon
Under the horny sun of July

Fog

Walk a mile, then walk another mile
When you hit the fog rehearse your smile
Underground, it's quiet underground
Rolling in like thunder makes no sound
Peace of mind and empty all the time
Like sand under the snow, I make you mine

Costa Rica

Eyes in the back of your head
Ear to the ground
Love in the back of your mind
We're on a hill, stay very still
I would love a better drug
You lucky jerk
I'm so unsettled I'm superstitious
You're so rattled you're suspicious
You lucky jerk
You left your lion on a beach in Costa Rica
It wasn't tame
I caught us kissing on a plane in California
It wasn't tame, but just the same
I would love a better drug
You lucky jerk

A Cleaner Light

A high
That's a swell take on this situation
I was trying to rectify
I was trying to skip out on this high
Keep away from the freaks on the fringe
They only talk to you
'Cause you give them a good excuse to cry

But in a cleaner light, it's ok
In a cleaner light, it's ok
In a better light, it's ok
In a better light, it's ok

This strange old sunshine beats me senseless
But it's supposed to be keeping me healthy
It's a lie
You're a strange old thing that keeps me senseless
But you're supposed to be keeping me company

But in a cleaner light, it's ok
In a cleaner light, it's ok
In a better light, it's ok
In a better light, it's ok

I wake up feeling fragile
It's nothing the TV couldn't cure
Or lying here for my whole life

But in a cleaner light, it's ok
In a cleaner light, it's ok
In a better light, it's ok
In a better light, it's ok

They only talk to you 'cause you're there

San Francisco

Breakfast at the movies
Gatorade and blackjack on the bed
God bless the ugly
Cheap champagne and blackjack on the bed
I was born in America, born with the fists of a saint
Way out of range
Breakfast in the hallway
Pistachios and cocktails on the roof
God bless the hard way
You're the only easy substitute
I was born in America, born with the fists of a cowboy
Home on the range

Cathedral Heat

Arrest the boy
Warm between the eyes
As he jackknifes into winter
Stung like a cutthroat trout in the cathedral heat
Sick as a dog, shaking like a leaf
You have to look close to see what this disease has done to me
Arrest the boy
The hayseed with the song in his heart
As he writhes through the winter
Stung like a cutthroat trout in the cathedral heat
Sick as a dog, shaking like a leaf
You have to look close to see what this disease has done to me
You go whole hog when you like someone
I go apeshit when you forget me
Well, I forget what it's like to be kissing in the middle of a terrible dream
I forget what it's like to be kissing in the middle of a terrible storm
What a terrible thing
To be kissing the middle of you

Husk

Terrible wine
Set you free
Damn slap-happy sleep
C'mon out, c'mon out
Oh mercy, mercy me
Terrible wine
Draws ou out
Damn slap-happy in the dugout
C'mon down, c'mon down
Oh mercy, mercy me
And when you're smoke, how do you speak?
Smoke signals?
Write on trees?
C'mon out, c'mon out
Write with me

Caffeine

The best of us puking
The rest of us not doing so well
You can tell by the way we look over your shoulder
Watching for the next big thing
Caffeine in the blood, caffeine on the brain, bad well water
Set off a chain reaction, a desparate set of principles
I wish we were lonely
I wish we were boring
It's so much easier
You're driving and I am your backseat shadow
The radio keeps playing
The radio keeps saying "Nothing lost and nothing gained"
But if you don't like it then leave
What if you won't take it from me?
I can soothe you
I feel your heart beating
I hear your soft breathing

Spring

Nothing like chrome when it shines
No better weather to drive
If you squint you can see it
If you limp you can reach it
All I want is Spring
All I want is you, smiling
All I want is green
All I want is you, smiling
Faithful to the finish, I'm grateful to be in this with you
A fucker of a lifeline
A mother of a lifetime with you

Clay Feet

This is no time to fuck up
Scooting around the linoleum
On all fours, what for again?
Better yourself for somebody else
This is no time to wrestle
You're gonna burst a blood vessel
What for again?
We could be falling in love, like nobody else
Tonight your dream is safe with me
Tomorrow we wake up in L.A.
This is no time to make love
Rolling around the linoleum
We fall and we'll fall again
Better yourself than somebody else
Walking out on clay feet
Walking out the long way
What are you gonna say?
What the hell are you gonna say?
Tonight your secret's safe with me
Tomorrow we wake up in L.A.
Such a lovely dream
What a lovely place

Faith

Was it me, or the cold?
Made you give up hope
Made you lose your faith in the afterlife
And all she made
Was it me, or the heat?
Made you not believe
Made you lose your faith in the afterlife and all that breathes

Sunny Border Blue

Your dirty answer

You know how it feels when the real world encroaches
Rubbing elbows with the unemployed and you
You're so beautiful
You're so rude
Peeling mangos on a fold out couch
I'm scooped out
You're inscrutable
You're all mine

Swimming is a 'lude
Wine opens your mind
Your guitar's a race car
Sex is your best friend
What's your dirty answer

My fantasies are unlived histories
You know what it's like when mistakes go unmade
It was beautiful
It was you
I'm giving up the ugly
I thought you'd make pretty
I'll be goddamned
This is beautiful
Hold my hand

Swimming is a 'lude
Wine opens your mind
Your guitar's a race car
Sex is your best friend
What's your dirty answer
What's your dirty answer
What's your dirty answer

I don't judge people
I just watch them 'til it's time to look away
I want to look away now
Somebody's coming
I don't want to live backwards
I don't want even to live backwards
It's not my fault
It's not my fault you don't love me
It's not my fault
It's not my fault you don't love me
When I'm drunk

I'm wiped
I'm so tired

Carry me for a little while

Spain

Four days in Spain
Smoky Spain
And I take off again
Then I take off again, smiling back

The engine is idling
And the car seems to be expanding
Weird

Blindfolded kissing
Looking for the truth in your tiny moves
I hate to loose

Four days in Spain
Spooky Spain
And you're my missing thing:
Too sweet and pointless
Complete and somewhere else

I was sick of being asked
I didn't want to to anyways
Sucking down mother's milk
Singing my throat away

It's not an awful secret, you know
It's just a secret
Spitting out your blue gum
Kissing your breath away

I wanted you to sleep with her and
Hate yourself instead of me
I wanted you untrue,
Hating yourself like me

After all, what am I missing
I haven't missed before,
Sucking down the precious lies
I should have swallowed way before?

37 Hours

By now, I should know where you're going
By now I should but I don't
You're better off wherever you are off to
Agile or stoned

By now, I should wake you when I'm hungry
Right now I should but I'm not
We could be a silkworm tightrope
We could but we're not

I don't want this to be over
You're what I do
Every day the only thing
That makes any sense
Your liver twisting logic's
Far and away the smartest thing

I don't know where I am
Plus I don't know when I am
'Cause you insist on using fucked up military time
'Cause you are better off alone

I've been right here for 37 hours

I dropped a cigarette in my shoe
And dove in the water
Then I swam until my hair dreaded
Like flying on fire

That day I quit smoking and swimming
I heard some advice from above
Ducking under cramming it in
Isn't falling in love

I don't want this to be over
You're what I do
Everyday the only thing
That makes any sense
Your lover twister logic
Far and away the smartest thing

I don't know where I am
Plus I don't know when I am
'Cause you insist on using fucked up military time
'Cause you are better off alone

I've been right here for 37 hours

Silica

Let the ache out
Spread it around
You want to fly him in
You want him

Play a grownup
'Til you grow up
If you could you would

I swallowed some bad voodoo
Caught it in the gut
Wish you were here
Wish I was not

You hear someone wanting you
How can I fume
Then be bursting with kindness?

A gracious cocoon in the shadows
We're in good company
Us lefty Lucy's

Play a grownup
'Til you grow up
If you could you would

This is a touch prayer
Praying for you
Wish you were here
Wish I was too

Come see how okay we are
Come see how okay we can be

Picture her Silica
Lifting her shirt to the sun

Cherry neck sea

Easy now

William's cut

It was all passion misunderstood
All passion mislaid
I'm on a mission by mistake
And I hate it
I lost every friend I ever made
But I like it too much
I like it too much
I like it

And junkie hearts are broken

How many times can you get fucked in
How many different ways
To separate the good guys from disaster
And it's even sadder
I lost every hope I ever had
Cause i like it too much
I like it too much
I like it

And junkie hearts are broken

Sand stings your face and
I want you back
Your shell
Starts to crack
Fits you like a glove
Sand stings your face and
I want you back
Your heart's
Out of whack
It's you under a spell
Under a spell for a change
It's you
Under a spell for a change
It's you
Under a spell for a change

Summer Salt

Let's back up and act like we're sober
Newborn clean
Head over heals for a cold blooded creature
Limbic somersaults

For a toxic thing you sure smell pretty
Summer, salt and wine
For an ugly boy you sure look pretty
A cowboy frankenstein

I dreamt you were playing along
I dreamt you were playing along
I dreamt you were playing along
In your dreams

When it's touch and go you blow your wad
Like no one ever fails
For a quiet boy you sure talk dirty
A velvet bed of nails

I dreamt you were playing along
I dreamt you were playing along
I dreamt you were playing along
In your dreams

While I did nfity somersaults
You were thinking after all
After it all

I don't have to talk
I don't have to talk
But when I do and this is true
There's nothing I won't say

Trouble

( Cat Stevens )

Trouble
Oh trouble set me free
I have seen your face
And it's too much too much for me

Trouble
Oh trouble can't you see
You're eating my heart away
And there's nothing much left of me

I've drunk your wine
You have made your world mine
So won't you be fair
So won't you be fair

I don't want no more of you
So won't you be kind to me
Just let me go where
I'll have to go there

Trouble
Oh trouble move away
I have seen your face
And it's too much for me today

Trouble
Oh trouble can't you see
You have made me a wreck
Now won't you leave me in my misery

I've seen your eyes
And I can see death's disguise
Hangin' on me
Hangin' on me

I'm beat, I'm torn
Shattered and tossed and worn
Too shocking to see
Too shocking to see

Trouble
Oh trouble move from me
I have paid my debt
Now won't you leave me in my misery

Trouble
Oh trouble please be kind
I don't want no fight
And I haven't got a lot of time

Candyland

I Lost a boy
And now I look for him
Through every window
And behind every door
My son went down

This isn't trauma
It's not even drama anymore
I was born
With a sad song in my mouth
He gave me a reason to sing it

It's like this boy
Took all my clear cold nights
Left me hot and dry
And when he falls
I can't hear it

This isnt vodka
It's not even chocolate
I don't know how long I can stay straight
And still see straight
He gave me a reason to say it

Don't wait for pain
To find out you exist
Don't look for shame
Your better off without it
Life is unkind

This isn't candyland
I know you don't understand
So nice not to be ashamed
So nice not to be creeped out
Ice is unkind
'Till it freezes your enemies
Life is unkind
'Till it burns up your memories
Life is unkind

He gave me a reason
To live it

Measure

Do you have a face
I can measure the day by
How alive?

White Suckers

We were awake together all night long
Sharing paraphernalia 'till dawn
You didn't dissapoint me Not at all

You never disappoint me
You lubricate the morning
Shining and yawning

You were nice but twisted the same old story
We were a match made in purgatory
You didn't disappoint me
Totally

You never disappoint me
You animate the morning
Shining and yawning

You come off like a distant moth
Aimless and driven
Yet you seem to be living it up
Walking around in your busted shoes
Like you've got nothing better to do

I don't like I was I don't know what I've become
But shaken out of my pallour I'm filled up
You didn't disappoint me
Not once

You never disappoint me
you mutilate the morning
Shining and yawning

You run by like a spazzing fly
Shameless and smiling
Yeah, you seem to be living it up
Driving around in your souped-up jeep
Like you've got somewhere better to be

Ruby

Everybody was so pretty there
And up and jumping around
And easy it's easy to sleep
With idiots and prophets

Leaves me wondering
Ruby or iridescent cough drop?

This baby's like a winter bird, raunchy and sweet
With snowflakes melting in his hair
The boys are supermen

Wondering
Ruby or iridescent cough drop?

You're the great convincer, should I do this, am I good?
You can smell a fever, shold I do this, am I good?

Let's dive
All the way down

The two of us are old paint,
My grandmother's horse
Still alive, still kicking, not allowed to work

'Til we become beauty
A fluid medium

Flipside

There's always drooling zombies
Or at least on dick
I'm having trouble focusing
'Cause all I see in front of me is
You when we're finally alone

He was the bone king
Dead to all the world
Maybe dead's like being
Really high without th low
But I enjoy hangovers here

I could see them on the flipside of a molecule
But I have all the energy I can take for now

Holy floating
We're holy floating

Holy shit I think I'd rather be on the ground than flying
We're still fucking up in a healthy way for now

How dare you save my life
Then try to break my heart
You make alone so goddamn lonely
Makes me want to fall in love with
Everything and float above the ground

These days I do the same thing
Commit the same damn crime
If I'm not feeling out the flipside
Maybe I'm supposed to be here,
Maybe you're supposed to be here too

I could see them on the flipside of a molecule
But I have all the energy I can take for now

Holy floating
We're holy floating

Holy shit I think I'd rather be on the ground than flying
We're still fucking up in a healthy way for now

And my feet dont touch the ground

Listerine

Listerine covers your tracks
Doesn't do shit for the facts

I'm lying on the couch
Scary memories fill my mouth
How did I love a breaking thing?
How did I sleep through a kidnapping?
How'd I trust a band who'd leave me one by one?
I only wanted the spark
I only wanted your hearts
It's hard
It's hard and stupid
I'm the one who let you do it
I only wanted the high
Wasn't much more to my life

I couldn't wait to come down
There's nothing here but the ground

The Grotto

Sno cat

A man made of butterfat
Careening around on a Sno-Cat
And I can't drive any faster
My hands are like ice and the moon shines
On pepper trees and road grease
The yellow lines look blue

Snow buries Whitehall
White powdered Nembutal
And I can't think any more
My feet are like ice
And the moon sets
On Christmas trees and plastic deer

I decided to forgive and forget
I thank god you're comatose
As I pull back the bedclothes
And I can't believe my composure
And I can't remember my anger
And summer is a fish story
I wonder where we'll be

*** Thanx a lot to Snailhead & Nicolas who corrected a mistake ***

Deep Wilson

Slipping down railings
And balconies
With a sleepy ease I never knew
I navigate my way to you

Indigent darkness
Thick as a dream
A liquid party underneath
Though I'm still shaky and weak

Knees pressed against the leather couch
I couldn't find my bra and
You were so familiar
I think that I leaned out too far
I wouldn't have if my heart and my stomach hadn't fallen
So hard

That's some hat trick
An effortless move
That tearful frantic creature
Seems far away from here

My New Orleans nickel ring
Your deep wilson tattoo
Under the bullshit radar
I came to find you

Knees pressed against the leather couch
I couldn't find my bra and
You were so familiar
I think that I leaned out too far
I wouldn't have if my heart and my stomach hadn't fallen
So hard

Knees pressed against the leather couch
I couldn't find my bra and
You were so familiar
I think that I leaned out too far
I wouldn't have if my heart and my stomach hadn't fallen
So hard

*** Thanx a lot to Andrea & Nicolas for this one ***

Snake Oil

Well I never
I never saw
Anybody move like that before
Why do we spend so much time
Here on the floor
Looking up like I did before
You're intoxicating movement ate away
At my sad eyes and my headache

I never
I never thought
I'd be falling I'd be caught
I see a bone and a straw in the dirt
White Nevada light
I squint against his shirt
My sleeping pills melted
And I sleep fine

The tears on my shoulder
Won't keep me up tonight
The snake around my finger
Starts to unwind

Soak up the weather
Suck up the sun
Into your bones
Then move on

I see a snake and a girl in the snow
White Nevada light
I feel the itch to go
The tears on my shoulder
Freeze then boil
I wouldn't be here
If not for your snake oil

*** Thanx a lot to Nicolas who corrected a mistake ***

Vanishing Twin

I feel the tug of war
I fight the fight
But I don't have the patience
Or the stamina to last one night
With color mad candy mouth you

Your reputation lives
In spite of me
Your platitudes and berzerk theories
Super real fantasy
That infuriating
Vanishing twin

He has metal bones and a wild eyed stare
I'm thinking feigning interest
Badly like a liar
And then he blows me away

And then all I want is
A room and you
The urban hillside glinting copper
In the morning
A broken spell
Alive and well

That's the way the cookie bounces
In spite of me
I hate clever sons of bitches
Who can't leave a girl alone
To rot in peace

SRB

Head first into the head board
I'm shatter proof
But cranial impact
Taps something true
If I could grab your attention
With my styrofoam rattle box
You'd smile away my transgression
And tap something lost

A spitball to the ribcage
My useless heart hit
We're slap happy the livelong day
Neck and neck
If I could grab the man on a street
With my raspy rattaplan
My only personal property
A raspy whispered plan

A bottle green sky
Stinging yellow hair
In a tizzy of deviation
Giddy in the glare
If I could grab this whirligig
And keep it in my arms
We'd persevere through what is here
And mourn what is gone

A smoker's gasp
And a child's howl
Cut through the air...
Drown out all other sound

*** Thanx a lot to Nicolas who corrected a mistake ***

Silver sun

He leaves suspiciously
As panic enters
Geography for beginners
Barter for the rest of your life

Feeling wasted comes in waves
Orient harder
Bend your molten face
To smile at a stranger
How much for a life you don't despise

Tons and a shining silver sun
Don't you wish you hadn't gone
I am starting to sometimes
I wish you were here

Only sweetness that's all
To shake off the bitter
So I make you toothless well
Live on water
Water for a thirst you can't fight

Precious stones and precious bodies
Have you been savaged by love bites
How much for a life you don't despise

Tons and a shining silver sun
Don't you wish you hadn't gone
I am starting to sometimes
I wish you were here

Long underrated silver sun
Don't you wish we hadn't gone
We were starting to see a beautiful mirror

Vitamins V

4pm death by mosquito
And vitamins V
Home and the contrasting squalor
A mouth full of vodka

This lukewarm catastrophe
Is a recipe for rebirth
Or so i overheard

Flat on the Afghani carpet
The tub's overflowed
I'm still staring through the fish tank
And a fist full of Valium

This lukewarm catastrophe
Is a recipe for rebirth
Or so i overheard

You're gonna want to keep in touch with your silence
Remember shy person hell
I won't waste your time with lies
And there's not much truth to tell

I won't go under in this state
I'm as ugly as i look
So dinner's a vivid hangover
And a long-ass drive

This lukewarm catastrophe
Is a recipe for rebirth
Or so i overheard

You're gonna want to keep in touch with your silence
Remember shy person hell
I won't waste your mind with lies
And there's not much truth to tell

You're gonna want to ride back here with me
I've got the coolest view
And on vitamins V
I can't seem to lie to you
I can't seem to lie to you

*** Thanx a lot to Snailhead who corrected a mistake ***

Amica Montana

The baby's so simian
I guess we never evolved completely
You can see it in me

A naked grass widow moment
Did you see his beautiful eyes
In the red twilight

We've done our time
In the pressure cooker
On arnica montana
With the desperate
Tearing down the highway
Like they've got no place to stay

A fulgent fourth grader
Dressed in nylon and blue
A sheepish smile just for you

We've done our time
In the pressure cooker
On arnica montana
With the desperate
Tearing down the highway
Like they've got no place to stay

We lit our caps
And fingernails
And leaves behind the back porch
Through the smoke
Four shining eyes
The future's later
Everybody's here

*** Thanx a lot to Nicolas who corrected a mistake ***

Milk Street

You are good
You are kind
You are drunk all the time
But never drunk enough

As you're battered by the underside of what we swore we wanted
Bothered by the crapshoot that has put you half to sleep
A sorely needed sleep

I'll hang outside the door all night
I'll bang on the door all night

You are good
You are brave
No matter what you say
But never brave enough

As you're trying to shield
Your glass newborn from the dodgeballs
And aching for children
That you have never seen

But it's still a tragedy
It's still a tragedy
It's still a tragedy

*** Thanx a lot to Andrea & Nicolas who corrected a mistake ***

Ether

I would bet you don't care
So I pray to the ether
I thought the city air would hear me whisper

When the blue expanse of morning comes
You sleep while I stalk the sun, like a baby
I don't break in icy blasts
I ache for the past, like a baby

A tourist in your head
I capture shining moments
To busy myself with whenever you're a jerk

When the blue expanse of morning comes
You sleep while I stalk the sun, like a baby
I don't break in icy blasts
I ache for the past, like a baby

This gnawing emptiness seeps in like a cold mist
Their touching approval feels so awful

When the blue expanse of morning comes
You sleep while I stalk the sun, like a baby
I don't break an icy blasts
I ache for the past, like a baby

But beauty's few and far between
Who knows what you have seen...

*** Thanx a lot to Geraldine & Andrea & Nicolas who corrected a mistake ***


Learn to Sing Like a Star

*** Thanx a lot to 40ad for these lyrics ***

In shock

Pinned by a dream state
You are fearless
And your empty arms
Waiting for no one
You wanted to be wanted

Party to this party
You are blameless
Ask a question
You get an earful
You are wanted you are wanted

When you're head over heels
In shock
And the little green apples falling around you

When you're head over heels
In shock
And the little green apples falling around you

In the darkest room
Where the music's loud
The mouth you're seeking finds your mouth
We are wanted we are wanted

When you're head over heels
In shock
And the little green apples falling around you

When you're head over heels
In shock
And the little green apples falling around you

Nerve endings

Nerve endings mutiny
Put a rock into my brain
I feel almost everything
They're idiotic optimistic
Rubbing salt into my wrist
Till I feel almost nothing

Could you really live in this house
Could you ever live in a body
Just chicken I guess
Just chicken I know
But radiantly so

Nerve endings mutiny
Put a rock into my brain
I feel almost everything
They're idiotic optimistic
Rubbing salt into my wrist
Till I feel almost nothing

Nerve endings think they see
Pleasure coming I know better

Put a rock into my brain
I feel almost everything

Day glo

Up this way down under the ocean
Tumbled in anger by angry water
Getting up is what hurts

In the bath tub again watching the water drain
Twisted in slow-mo by angry water
Getting up is what hurts
Getting up is what hurts

Then you melt into the background
(day glo)
Then you melt into the background
(day glo)
Adding injury to your insult

This isn't drowning
This isn't anything
My silver lining
This isn't anything
Getting up is what hurts
Getting up is what hurts

Then you melt into the background
(day glo)
Then you melt into the background
(day glo)
Adding injury to your insult

You apply your ďme repellantĒ
I've lost everything
You self sabotage machine
Have you ever been mellow

When there's only enough drink to go around once
To the left a shadow falls you look up
Have you ever been mellow

Ice

Damp and sour skulled
We land with a thud
8 hours off our old life

Nervous energy keeps us busy
And violently
Off our old life

Your ice on
It's harder then
Your fight gone
It's harder then

A guttural hack
Spit flying
How do you spell that with vowels

Your ice on
It's harder then
Your fight gone
It's harder then

Under the gun

My heart goes out to you
A lover on a night with no moon
I learned to fill out gaunt limbs
Like parrot lady at Lake Michigan
Troubled by a troubled life
We hover blurry and glossy eyed

We passed this way before
We said this then
Under the gun we run

My heart goes out to you
Your puny savings blown

The parrot lady at the ball mask
A boy steps carefully over the grass
The lizard looking up at me
Is so goddamn Disney

We passed this way before
We said this then
Under the gun we run

Sugar baby

You're a sight you look like
Someone dressed as you
What did you mean am I ok
What did I do

Sugar baby
I was thinking no pain
Sugar baby
I was thinking no fear
Sugar baby

Listening to body heat
Over fleeble chatter
I can see you're far away
What's the matter

Sugar baby
I was thinking no pain
Sugar baby
I was thinking no fear
Sugar baby

Peggy lee

Peggy Lee in between midnight and sleep
And the sky over Keeneís twice the sky in Boston

Froot loops cast a shadow
When viewed from the rug
I could lie there undisturbed
While the sun played across my legs

You could run home
You could come clean
Or you could watch the sky

Peggy Lee in between numb and feeling
And the sky only breathes when florescent sun lights the trees

You could run home
You could come clean
Or you could watch the sky

Vertigo

And in the subsequent solitude
Flat on your backs again
We think shoot
You don't wanna walk me down this avenue in hell
Scared that Iíll bicker with the devil herself

My attitude's fundamentally off
I left my heart on a frozen sidewalk
Kicked around and sliding on the dirty ice
Half a shell of former selves
Bury me twice

Isn't this a lousy drug
Isn't this a pretty fall
Isn't this vertigo
Isn't this wonderful

This place makes me feel Iím dead haunting it
Comes when you steal a Persephone pit
Swallowed with the oxygen that bruised up your bones
Swallowed with the pathetic cry take me home

Isn't this a lousy drug
Isn't this a pretty fall
Isn't this vertigo
Isn't this wonderful

Winter

How do you talk again
I forgot
Like sand in naked flame
Oh yeah!
Like winter coming
Not a fighter
You have to fight
The harsh blows dealt you in your short life
So lonely
Hold me
'Til sunrise

Snow geography
I'm catching on
Winter wears high heels
Oh yeah!
And the light is dazzling
Not a liar
You have to lie 'cause shadows haunt you
In your headlights
So lonely
Hold me
'Til sunrise
And breaking save me
'Til sunrise

Wild vanilla

Wild vanilla
Clean dreams downcast eyes
If you lived here youíd been home now and suicidal
That was one striking phone call boy your voice at a fever pitch
And here I thought that you'd just full of white noise called to bitch

You messing with my head makes a terrible noise

Wild vanilla
Clean eyes and greasey hair
Cross an ocean and you vague and itchy belong there
You are whizzing past my ears a shit scared domestic god
You make the gypsy in me horny for a flower garden

You messing with my head makes a terrible noise

The thin man

We're just a little starving
Two feet away and I can't reach
Two feet away like a dream

You rub your hands together
Sparks fly
The thin man and his hungry wife
Fireworks for you in the sirocco
Fireworks for you in the ozone snow
In the ozone snow

We're just a little lonely
Did you break the promise half asleep
Did you make a promise you can't keep

You rub your hands together
Sparks fly
The thin man and his hungry wife
Fireworks for you in the sirocco
Fireworks for you in the ozone snow
In the ozone snow


50 Foot Wave EP

( Kristin Hersh's new band - Self titled EP )

Bug

C'mon play the goddamn music
I know we fell apart a while ago
And, no, not everyone's all right
Walking bare-assed down the hallway
Is hard enough at night

And you, don't you wanna do nothing
And hey, didn't you say something's missing?

You have a stone-cold picture of a girlfriend
And a celibate wife
You're in no shape to argue
But you're ready for a fight

What you want's not what you need
It haunts you night and day
I'll see you on the light side
Of the darkness we are so scared of
I'll do the math for you
I keep it back for you
But what you chase at night
Will haunt you in the day, you want it to

C'mon play the wounded hero
I hoping I'll grow sleepy and dim
One more somnambulistic year
Riding tethered to a hero
And rescuing him

Clara Bow

I didn't use you but I wish I had
I never liked you but I wish I did

Whether it was soaking in your poppy tea
Or your southern hospitality
Your voice has a singsong quality
And bones were made to be broken

Yes, all right, I can
With sunburned lips I can bitch
About another stupid summer

Paste eaters like this sad season
Strong women gripe and bite your heavy tongues

Long Painting

Long painting
The air plays along with my chemicals
Drained again

But I don't feel so sorry
And I don't feel so bad

Paralyzed by inaction
In a floodlit parking garage
When my mind's as fluid as my body
I finally shut up

I'm sorry to say I was in love
Static played through my middle
Seared my gut

News is bad news
I look to my beer for solace
Drained again

Glory Weed

A thousand voices start their screaming when you leave
A thousand screamers find their voice and start to scream

We already blew the glory weed

Your well-done fury don't deserve to pull me down
That facile magic show can't burn away my ground

We already turned the game around

And I'm in a fog like a stupid dog

And who do you think should tell the story
Under the bed tonight
And who did you think that shrinking violet would turn out to be?

Your mama lion mouth and mata mata soul
That scary face you're making at your holy Joe

You already brought the battle home

Traveling souls like us, the wicked, the carnies
We all eat up this swill these fucked bedtime stories

You already brought me to my knees

I'm cheap and here, like a souvenier

Lavender

Lavender lips on a full, sore mouth
Where's the parade I asked his sleepy face

But my lazy little shadow stayed asleep in bed
Climbed another tree, an altogether different tree

And you stayed so close beside me
Purring like a pussy

I watched the muddy eddies swirl
I swing and swing and watch the water clean

If my wishes were whores then beggars would ride
With Billy bandy knees I watch the water clean

And he stayed so close beside me
Purring like a pussy

Hell's bells I wouldn't leave you
My my I wouldn't leave you behind

When's the parade I asked his weepy face
It's we're walking side by side my friend

And you stayed so close beside me
Purring like a pussy

Dog Days

Rats scatter after waves on the dirty beach
You're seriously losing me
A shiny object caught my eye, of course
These dog days always leave me with a stomach ache

One dip in the well and I'm done-in
Coffee and vitamins
Breakfast of champions
Don't touch me I don't know where you've been

Simultaneously attracted and repelled
If you don't know by now, I'll never tell
I wake up a ton of un-kissed guilt
Just keep telling me this is life and we didn't miss it

*** Thanx a lot to Nick for these new EP lyrics ***


50 Foot Wave - Golden Ocean

( Kristin Hersh's new band )

Long Painting

Long painting
The air plays along with my chemicals
Drained again

But I donít feel so sorry
And I donít feel so bad

Paralyzed by inaction
In a floodlit parking garage
When my mindís as fluid as my body
I finally shut up

Iím sorry to say I was in love
Static played through my middle
Seared my gut

News is bad news
I look to my beer for solace
Drained again

Bone China

Living this close to the bone
I can't get home
Um, no just panicking
Did you hear the phone?

Bone china

Christ this is not smart

I would think you'd be happy
To be reminded of where
Your body is in space
But you don't seem to care

Bone china

no no

Oh, Christ this is not smart

Last gasp nymphomania
Somehow desexualized
Gonna wash that man right out of my head

And soap him into my eyes...

Pneuma

Did I just hear you try
to lemon scent the sky?

Sulphur
Yellow sulphur
Yellow sky

I tongue a socket
You feel the jolt
You're like a warped godmother
with your baffling love

I know what's in the air
I know what's in the air
I know what's in the air

You know what?
You know what?
You know what?
Shut the fuck up!

A spoonful of sugar
A labor of love
Pneuma and pollution
Don't confuse me any

I know what's in the air
I know what's in the air
I know what's in the air

You know what?
You know what?
You know what?
Shut the fuck up!

Aquamarine
And video green
Hot water and pink soap

Our teeth full of holes
And our guts full of holes
And our thighs stick to hot vinyl

Cringing through life wedgies
I strain to hear you
Over the brainless chattering null set

Clara Bow

I didnít use you but I wish I had
I never liked you but I wish I did

Whether it was soaking in your poppy tea
Or your southern hospitality
Your voice has a singsong quality
And bones were made to be broken

Yes, all right, I can
With sunburned lips I can bitch
About another stupid summer

Paste eaters like this sad season
Strong women gripe and bite your heavy tongues

Petal

An old haunt
Flint Point loop
I don't think
We were supposed to sleep together

I've never been afraid to die
I've never been afraid to live
I've never been afraid before
I've never been afraid before

I remember you
Seventeen in the dark outside a party
Crying in the dark, I'm sorry
I'm sorry
I'm sorry

I've never been afraid to die
I've never been afraid to live
I've never been afraid before
I've never been afraid before

I can't imagine, I don't understand
It was in my hand

A petal, another petal, another petal...

I thought we were decent
I thought we were twins
I was sick, I was broken
And I'm sorry

I've never been afraid to die
I've never been afraid to live
I've never been afraid before
I've never been afraid before

Dog Days

Rats scatter after waves on the dirty beach
Youíre seriously losing me
A shiny object caught my eye, of course
These dog days always leave me with a stomach ache

One dip in the well and Iím done-in
Coffee and vitamins
Breakfast of champions
Donít touch me I donít know where youíve been

Simultaneously attracted and repelled
If you donít know by now, Iíll never tell
I wake up a ton of un-kissed guilt
Just keep telling me this is life and we didnít miss it

Sally is a Girl

The night of the blackout
I thought
I'm your protege
Sticky with the heat and getting stronger every day

I'm dripping wet, I'm walking sweat
The sun shines at an angle

Under the thunder
I thought
I'll never win
If I'm better then it's over, if I'm worse I'm lost again
If I'm better then it's over, if I'm worse then I'm your failure

I'm dripping wet, I'm walking sweat
The sun shines at an angle

We wake up sleepy coming down from last night
Wishing we were thrilled again and looking for a fight

I'm dripping wet, I'm walking sweat
The sun shines at an angle
I'm Rose Marie
A boy
But Sally is a girl

Sally is a girl

El Dorado

Peace and a fraction of a dream, El Dorado
These eggs look like eyeballs and I'm too bored to eat

We're floating on inflatable hope
There's a blue blizzard in our heads and I'm too sore to sleep

Life and a cup of instant chaos by the window
I'm laughing so hard I'm in tears

I followed your hillbilly guide to El Dorado
I haven't laughed like this in years

I'd like you to stay...

Only you can see Eden through the blizzard
Only you spring eternal censor free
Only you are Minnie Pearl behind the 8 ball
The keeper of my pathetic dream

I'd like you to stay..

Ginger Park

French fries glisten in the noon-day sun
I wouldn't mention this to anyone
Where the hell do those sheep think they're going?
As soon as I pay up, I'm getting out of here

Could you leave us alone for just a minute?

Lately my life has been flashing before my eyes
Lately my life has been passing by
I know I should be concerned about what this means
But I just keep watching

Could you leave us alone for just a minute?

Where do you think you are?
Ginger Park
Where do you think you are?
Ginger Park

I don't belong there, I guess I never will I don't belong anywhere

Could you leave us alone for just a minute?

Where do you think you are?
Ginger Park

Diving

In your most mental mental state
When you leave the ground
Take a look around
Look at me
Sunbleached, like I'm free
Independent as a leech

Diving

A bat flying upstream
I wasn't looking
But I found something

Don't you wish you were flawless
And worth a shit
Diving

Crawl into the bedroom
The filler hours
Taste like flowers, come clean
Dive into ice water, come clean

In your most mental mental state
When you leave the ground
Take a look around
How do you get on the ceiling?

I'd give anything to know
Diving

Crawl into the bedroom
The filler hours
Taste like flowers, come clean
Dive into ice water, come clean

Golden Ocean

Your baby takes your balls
And gives you back your teeth
Your baby takes your balls
And lights a fire in your belly

A sweaty pepper thing
How do we keep it clean?
No snow, no rain
How do you expect to keep this place clean?

LA,LA
Sugar pills make bitter spit
Golden sugar skin
Sugar skin and a golden ocean

Your baby joins your party
Kicks you out the door
Your baby is your mardi gras
In glitter and confetti


Non Albums Tracks

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me

I was once lost
But now am found
Was blind but now I see

'Tis Grace that taught
My heart to fear
And Grace my fears relieved

Now precious dear
That Grace appear
The hour I first believed

Through many dangers
Toils and snares
I have already come

'Tis Grace has brought
Me safe this far
And Grace will lead me home

When we've been there
Ten thousand years
Bright shining as a sun

We've no less days
To sing God's praise
Than when we first begun

Amazing Grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me

I was once lost
But now am found
Was blind but now I see

Can The Circle Be Unbroken

(One, two)

I was standing
By the window
On a dark and cloudy day
When I saw the
Hearse come rolling
For to take my mother away

Can the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home awaiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

Lord, I told the
Undertaker,
"Undertaker,
Please drive slow
For the body you are taking
Lord, I hate to see her go"

Can the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home awaiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

I followed
Close behind her
Tried to hold up and be brave
But I could not
Hide my sorrow
When they laid her in the grave

Can the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home awaiting
In the sky, Lord, in the sky

Can the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by
There's a better home awaiting...

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey

( The Beatles Cover )

Come on come on come on come on
Come on is such a joy
Come on is such a joy
Come on and take it easy
Come on and take it easy
Take it easy take it easy
Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey

The deeper you go the higher you fly
The higher you fly the deeper you go
So come on come on
Come on is such a joy
Come on is such a joy
Come on and make it easy
Come on let's make it easy
Make it easy take it easy
Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey

Your inside is out and your outside is in
Your outside is in and your inside is out
So come on come on
Come on is such a joy
Come on is such a joy
Come on let's make it easy
Come on let's make it easy
Take it easy take it easy
Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey


Fly

(Nick Drake cover / I Saved Latin! A Tribute To Wes Anderson LP)

Please, give me a second grace
Please, give me a second face
I've fallen far down
The first time around
Now I just sit on the ground in your way

Now if it's time to recompense for what's gone
Come, come sit down on the fence in the sun
And the clouds will roll by
And we'll never deny
It's really too hard to fly

Please, tell me your second name
Please, play me your second game
I've fallen so far
For the people you are
I just need your star for a day

So come, come ride in my streetcar by the bay
For now I must know how fine you are in your way
And the sea she will sigh
But she won't need to cry
For it's really too hard for to fly

Jesus Christ

Angels from the realms of glory
Stars shone bright above
Royal David's city
Was bathed in light and glow

Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born
Jesus Christ was born today
Jesus Christ was born

And all they did rejoice
Fine and pure of voice
And the wrong shall fail
And the right prevail

Jesus Christ was born today, Jesus Christ was born X5

Panic Pure

( Vic Chesnutt Cover )

My earliest memory is of holding up a sparkler
High up to the darkest sky
Some 4th of July spectacular
I shook it with an urgency
I'll never ever be able to repeat
At times I might could be accused of being
Painfully nostalgic
But as of late I'm looking forward to the future
Though I've never been much of a planner
Throwing caution into the fan
Catch as catch as those catchers can
And so all you observers in your scrutiny
Don't count my scars like tree rings
My jigsaw disposition, its piecemeal properties
Are either smoked or honey cured
By the panic pure
Yeah, yeah
By the panic pure

*** A great thanx to Rafet For this one ***

Pennyroyal tea

( Nirvana Cover )

I'm on my time with everyone
I have very bad posture
Sit and drink pennyroyal tea
Distill the life that's inside of me
Sit and drink pennyroyal tea
I'm anemic royalty
Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh eternally
I'm so tired I can't sleep
I'm a liar and a thief
Sit and drink pennyroyal tea
I'm anemic royalty
I'm on warm milk and laxative
Cherry-flavored antacids
Sit and drink pennyroyal tea
Distill the life that's inside of me
Sit and drink pennyroyal tea
I'm anemic royalty

Sinkhole

Well it's sundown in the sinkhole,
It's sunrise up on the hill.
The thieves are sleeping in Hades palm,
And they're keeping very still.
It's summer in Winterhaven,
And the earth, she's caving in.
There's no water on the land,
And it's all because of sin.

Mae Rose Owens lost her bedroom
When the porches all fell in.
Guy LaGuarde kissed his yard goodbye
And it's all because of sin.
No one must be told
About this thieving in the night,
Satan stole the landscape,
It was gone with the morning light.

It's sundown in the sinkhole,
It's sunrise up on the hill.
The thieves are sleeping in Hades palm,
And they're keeping very still.
It's summer in Winterhaven,
And the earth, she's caving in.
There's no water on the land,
And it's all because of sin.

Seven recreational vehicles buried underground.
Seven cranes went after them,
Six could not be found.
A Porsche and half a swimming pool
Are lost I am afeared.
The seventh crane approached the hole,
Then it disappeared.

It's sundown in the sinkhole,
It's sunrise up on the hill.
The thieves are sleeping in Hades palm,
And they're keeping very still.
It's summer in Winterhaven,
And the earth, she's caving in.
There's no water on the land,
And it's all because of sin.

St. Augustine in his slumber,
Feels the depths of his own soul.
St. Bernadette in her vision,
Feels her body beyond control.
The flowers of Narcissus,
Are nailed to the underworld door,
And Hades has the medicine,
And he keeps down on the floor.

It's sundown in the sinkhole,
It's sunrise up on the hill.
The thieves are sleeping in Hades palm,
And they're keeping very still.
It's summer in Winterhaven,
And the earth, she's caving in.
There's no water on the land,
And it's all because of sin.

** Thanx to Lawre who helped me with this one **

The Key

Lightning and foam make a pelican fly
Copper and snow make a dusky blue boy
Your hair looks like copper
Your eyes look the same

We dance all night
We dance all night

You don't inspire a metric ton of trust
'Cause I'm on fire and so is all my stuff

And we dance all night
And we dance all night

Lightning and foam make a pelican fly
Copper and snow make a dusky blue boy
Your hair looks like copper
Your eyes look the same

We dance all night
We dance all night

If I lived in a pumpkin shell
I'd have the key
And if I had a daughter
She'd look a lot like me

And we dance all night (dance all night)
And we dance all night
And we dance all night (dance all night)
And we dance all night
And we dance all night (dance all night)
And we dance all night
And we dance all night (dance all night)
And we dance all night
And we dance all night (dance all night)
And we dance all night
And we dance all night (dance all night)
And we dance all night
And we dance all night (dance all night)
And we dance all night...

Uncle June And Aunt Kiyoti

Lying all night, screaming in pain
Defending the cross in the Belfast rain
The billy saw me at the end of the street
So I lit up my torch and embraced him with heat

Town of Aintab in 340 A.D.
Threw me in a quarry, no way to get free
I called on Hate to give me my life
And he came on his black horse, obsidian knife

Happened one night, I was lying in bed
Eyes wide open, I could have been dead
The sky lady came with her eyes shining bright
And the bears and the billies and the bullies took flight

But I called them all back
And the sky lady too
The bears and the billies and the bullies
Me and you
We laid down our bombs and bows
And drank to their health on the Anatolian plateau

From New Scotland to Calgary
The geese are high and so are we
We don't even need a map
We're way too fast for the highway trap

So hit the road and shine a light
I think we're gonna find the path tonight
Shooting star and the moon is bad
It's the best damn omen that we ever had

** Thanx to Lawre who helped me with this one *

Wave Of Mutilation

( The Pixies Tribute )

Cease to resist, giving my goodbye
Drive my car into the ocean
Youíll think Iím dead, but I sail away
On a wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Wave
Wave

Iíve kissed mermaids, rode the el nino
Walked the sand with the crustaceans
Could find my way to mariana
On a wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Wave
Wave

On a wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation
Wave
Wave

When The Levee Breaks

( Memphis Minnie Cover )

If it keeps on raining the levee's gotta break
If it keeps on raining the levee's gotta break
And if the levee breaks I got no place to stay

Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan X2
Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home,

All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
Thinkin' 'bout me baby and my happy home.

Crying won't help you, praying won't do you no good
Crying won't help you, praying won't do you no good
'Cause when the levee breaks, you got to move

Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan X4

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