Songs of the Week (vol. 1)

by Ira Marlowe

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released February 19, 2016

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Track Name: #35. Bucky's Pawnshop
BUCKY'S PAWNSHOP

Bucky's Pawnshop
fingers off the glass
you got questions, direct 'em at the fat man with the eye patch
he's diggin through the racing form
pickin' for his cousin Norm
he'll look your diamond up and down and grin
call it paste and offer you a fin

Bucky's pawnshop
this ain't no museum
those skinny kids come strollin in
each day more and more you see 'em
these items here are fine and rare
so don't you stand around and stare
You get one minute here, you be my witness
Bucky needs to see that you mean business

Bucky's pawnshop
nothin' stolen here
we take it and by law we hold it thirty days to clear
once you sign that little note
somebody grab you by the throat
says you stole the thing they love so dear?
You send 'em on but don't you send 'em here

And it's all been sold and bought and sold before
not one thing new ever did walk through this door
whatever you may get that you come to regret
we ain't selling sympathy just a ticket out of debt
buy some time until you find your way...

Bucky's pawnshop
yeah, that's a good one there
they go down so hard and fast they hardly even care
I gotta run a background check
I really hate to ask a vet
and you don't seem the kind to make us nervous
you run along and thank you for your service

Bucky's pawnshop
this ain't your first time through
you should know better than to let that time run out on you
I tell you now, yeah, you been lucky
you try to tell that tale to Bucky
he don't care who wrongs you
or who it once belonged to
that ticket's got a date and you got cash
in this life you gotta pay for anything that you want back

And it's all been sold and bought and sold before
not one thing new ever did walk through this door
whatever you may get that you come to regret
we ain't selling sympathy just a ticket out of debt
to buy some time until you find your way
Step up to the window, we'll tell you what we pay
at Bucky's Pawnshop
Bucky's Pawnshop
Bucky's Pawnshop
Track Name: #34: Prozac Lullaby
PROZAC LULLABY

I woke up tonight
shotgun in my head
And I said to the clock
When’s it gonna stop?
And the clock said to me
When I turned away
It stops when you listen
It stops when you say

Don’t let me sleep any longer

I hear other places
Since I was eight or nine
the curses coming down
the mercy just in time
I see the ones who try to help us
From the other side
They've got their hands tied

And every grave has something
that hangs above the ground
every heart that bruises
turning yellow, blue and brown
But who would ever know
How could they know
with all the red ones still around?

Don’t let me sleep any longer

Mr. Pill
Mr. Peace
Mr. Merciful Potion
no you don't kill the pain
you just kill the emotion
and under your spell
there is something so broken
and I
can't
sleep

I woke up tonight
shotgun in my head
And I said to the clock
When’s it gonna stop?
And the clock said to me
When I turned away
It stops when you listen
It stops when you say

Don’t let me sleep any longer
Track Name: #33: All In Love Is Fair
ALL IN LOVE IS FAIR

She's got a smile
just like a gun
won't you please put that away
before you hurt someone
You had your hands
up in the air
then she took off all her clothes
mighty like a rose, and--

All in love is fair, all in love is fair
All in love is fair, all in love is fair
All in love is fair, all in love is fair
All in love is fair, all in love is fair
And if you share yourself
Can you prepare yourself?

She's got a heart
it must be true
that's the only explanation
for the part of you
coming around
ever since when
stumbling after something
that you want to feel again

CHORUS
And do you spare yourself?
Or dare yourself?

You say you know
you know the game
but she'll never let you walk away
the way you came
Get yourself lost
anywhere new
Stumble into someone else
who's just as lost as you

CHORUS

Share yourself
Share yourself

CHORUS
Track Name: #32: Don't Waste My Time
DON’T WASTE MY TIME

In the dirty alley
Behind Sam Wo’s Launderette
He flashed his badge and sat me in his unmarked Coronet
But when I told my crime
He only laughed and shook his head
Don’t waste my time is all he said

Well, I’m no Al Capone,
I could not disagree
But over there on 6th Street
There’s folks have heard of me
But he could not contain himself
When I described my spree
Don’t waste my time
Was all he said to me
Don’t waste my time
Don’t waste my time
Don’t waste my time

Well, time is something
Not everybody has
I tried to pull the big one
But the years did quickly pass
Now every two-bit gumwad punk
Will tell you ain’t no gas
In this Cadillac of criminal minds
Don’t tell me not to waste your time!!!

chorus
If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that line…

In a dirty bodyshop
On 10th and South Van Ness
I was the man with the master plan
to put that ghost to rest
I led a ring of hardened men
To a Jackson Street address
My time had come, oh yes

Now the wheel of fortune
Has spun around 'round here
All my years of crime and caper
Finally payin' dear
Respect comes hard but in the yard
There’s one thing I don’t hear
Don’t waste my time
See we all got years and years and years

chorus
Track Name: #31 Baby Stole the Mirror Ball
BABY STOLE THE MIRROR BALL

It's dark in the dancehall
the starlight is gone
those shimmering squares that used to be there
just moved on
no explanation anybody can see
but it's a fine thing
when shiny bright things go free

Baby stole the mirror ball
I don't know why
Baby stole the mirror ball
hung it in the sky
Now the moon isn't lonely anymore
and the stars are all dancing
four on the floor
Baby stole the mirror ball

It's dark in a world
with no time for love
we push through the street
compare and compete
and it's never enough
no explanation anybody can see
but it's a fine time
for shiny bright things to go free

Baby stole the mirror ball
I don't know why
Baby stole the mirror ball
hung it in the sky
Now the moon isn't lonely anymore
and the stars are all dancing
four on the floor
Baby stole the mirror ball
Track Name: #30: Three White Boys (painting the town)
THREE WHITE BOYS (Painting the Town)

Three white boys
sittin in the back row
Center City, Cinema 19
It's the Blaxploitation 70's
Pam Grier and Richard Roundtree
Curtis Mayfield flying high
Super Fly

Three white boys
sittin' in the back row
taking off as soon as they take roll
It's the Richard Nixon 70's
free to take our liberties
gettin' over any way we can
fuck the man

It was a time
when we were wise
we saw it all
we saw it all
we saw it all
see it in our eyes

Three white boys
on the subway tracks
North Philly Station, 2 AM
It's the Blaxploitation 70's
that world that Opie never sees
but we were danger lovers
honorary brothers

It was a time
we had it down
they knew our names
they knew our names
they knew our names
we painted the town

Nunchucks and kung fu stars and bags of cans
don't let em rattle
let your sweet hand do your talking
blockin', NY style
scope the booth and hop the gate
late night date to set the record straight
get our heads above that crowd
colors singing loud
Germantown to West Oak Lane
every car on every train
David Bowie singin' Fame
(what's the name?)
Catchin' up with the Hip City Swingers
gun slingers, gold teeth and silver fingers, it's a pity
that mob can't paint it pretty like we three
KCD

Klub City Decorators
8' foot high balloon inflators
all for three and three for one
we can't we can't be stopped from doin' what can't be done
pumpin' up the underground nation
night by night, station by station
throwing color on these dirty walls
all it takes is smarts and balls
and Jericho falls

Lombard South is reeling
decorated floor to ceiling
Baby, you don't know that feeling
Baby, you don't know that feeling
livin' in the
city of love, brother
city of love, brother
brother, say one thing we'll do the other
brother, say one thing we'll do the other
brother, say one thing we'll do the other
Track Name: #29: Show Me Something True
I won't stand to be the victim of a cruel joke
while you hang around and dangle all your false hope
smile that smile
move that way you do
Take it on home
or show me something true

I won't take another puff of that pipe dream
Telling me things are all they seem
Let me down
it's all they seem to do
But you could still surprise me
and show me something true

So tonight
I'll dream myself to sleep
Even if it's all
skin deep

I won't stand to be the victim of a cruel joke
and you ain't gonna fix it if it ain't broke
No, I suppse
I suppose it works for you
And it's too much work
to show me something true

Still tonight
I'll dream myself to sleep
cause you could still surprise me
yeah, you could still surprise me
and show me something true
something true
something true
Track Name: #28: Heaven and Earth
Everything that's happened up til now
the typewriter tapping in the background
that old ghostwriter
up all night again
starting a story
and no idea
where it ends

Everything in all imagined time
molecules dancing in rhythm in rhyme
and every chance
nothing happens at all
Throw on that dress
somebody asked you to the ball

And the sonnets and the stories
and the planets and the stars
and the spray paint names
and the tailfin cars
blue haired laides singin' oh my grace
And I can feel your love just by the look on your face
I can feel your love just by the look on your face

Everywhere I used to want to go
boxes in a basement where I'd tread on tiptoe
all that worry, all that wasted love
out in the sunlight, we dance like that's enough

And the bottles in the alley
the radicals and kings
and the chariots fly
and they're squeaking like porch swings
turnpikes and Lucky Strikes
and pawnshop stones
sycamores and pintafores
you'll evefr walk alone
And the catcalls and the pratfalls
and the barroom songs
twirling with the fireflies
for summertimes gone
radio playing somewhere deep in space
and I can feel your love just by the look on your face
I can feel your love just by the look on your face

Everything that's happened up til now
the typewriter tapping in the background
that monkey's fingers
flyin' 'cross the keys
Heaven and Earth
It's more than you could dream
Heaven and Earth
It's more than you could dream
Track Name: #27 SFMT: Questions
THOMAS: I've wasted too much time... foolin’ around
Sittin' in the back, havin' a laugh... foolin‘ around
Sometimes it takes a smack in the face
to shake you up! Wake you up!
I'm raising my hand!
I'm raising my hand!
I got questions!
THOMAS AND ETHEL: We're raising our voice
You’ve left us no choice!
We got questions!
ETHEL: Where and when and why we let it go by?
THOMAS: How and what and who?
THOMAS AND ETHEL: Well, it's up to me! And it's up to you!
LAVINIA: Maybe it’s too late...for foolin‘ around
Thinkin’ this riddle has an answer in the middle
THOMAS AND LAVINIA:
That’s foolin’ around
ETHEL: The only defeat is sitting quiet in your seat
THOMAS: Let’s take this whole classroom
THOMAS. ETHER, LAVINIA: Out in the street!
THOMAS: I'm raising my hand!
I'm raising my hand
I got questions!
THOMAS. ETHER, LAVINIA:
We're raising our voice
You’ve left us no choice...
Track Name: #26 SFMT: The Campaign
BABBIT: I've been told I'm not politically correct
In response I tell 'em where to stick it
Schools are crumbling from mismanagement and bungling
Now let's compare your choices on this ticket:
There's a brilliant CEO, with a golden resume
I've worked for Coldwell-Banker, Bechtel, and Time-Warner
Up against some mommy whose kid can't make the grade
and some aging Commie ranting on a corner!
VOTE BABBIT! VOTE BABBIT!
HERE'S YOUR CHANCE, NOW GRAB IT!
ETHEL: This Lava Corp comes in, with all their big ideas
That high-tech Kool-aid they're drinking
But all it really means is more little screens
for more kids to stare at: That's not thinking!
This country needs citizens, awake and aware
Standing up to power and that class of billionaires!
Our schools need teacher, respected and inspired
Our kids need to be taught and not just wired
LAVINIA: Seven years ago I ran for the right
to fight for our schools and our kids
seven years are gone and things have only gotten worse
Now their education's up for bids
But this is the future and we can't hide from it
We're down in the valley, let's climb to the summit!
Partnering with business hand in hand
Together we can build our brand!
BABBIT: Some people complain cuz we're cutting the arts
focusing on science and math
These Chinese and Koreans got their First Grade trigonometry
and so we gotta catch up fast!
In the world I come from, it's eat or be eaten!
We need smart kids with hard skills
not artsy-fartsy cretins!
ETHEL: If you want to know the truth
I'd rather not be here
I'd rather be in Room 11 teaching
Preparing our kids for the world they'll face--
All those oligarchs and scumbags overreaching
For 12 score years democracy's survived here
but not without an ongoing battle
between the common good and that eternal brotherhood
of corporate bro's who'd herd us all like cattle
LAVINIA: Private-party funding is the wave of the future
you can kick and scream all you like
I intend to put that money to good use
making sure their influence is slight
We'll walk down the road from the old to the new
blending innovation with tradition
We'll step into the future, cautious and bold
I'm the one to manage this transition
BABBIT: That lady couldn't manage a half a head of cabbage!
She'd buckle underneath the weight I've carried
All she ever did is raise some half-delinquent kid
The best that I can say: at least she's married
ETHEL: Can we kindly stick to facts and not ad hominem attacks
on the eve of this critical decision?
BABBIT: Listen Granny dear, we speak English here!
And besides, it’s good television
LAVINIA: I would like to say, in closing today
it's a brave new world we enter
Much is at stake and the challenges are great
but I will lead us there from the center
BABBIT: Parents, friends, Americans, the time has come today
to put away a dinosaur idea
all those dusty books you read
learning what some egghead said
it never made you one bit free-uh
"Freedom has a price," I heard somebody say
Well, it's paid in cash and I clearly know the way!
VOTE BABBIT! VOTE BABBIT!
HERE'S YOUR CHANCE, NOW GRAB IT!
Track Name: #25 SFMT: Efficiency
BABBIT: This is only Phase One of my beautiful plan.
Understand?
Step by step, careful not to tip my hand. Understand?
If you say it loud enough, again and again, people listen!
When you’re backed by the big banks and the think tanks,
people listen!
We said, “Cut taxes!” They said, “Cut taxes!” They listened!
And now, big surprise, there’s nothing in their coers
The schools need saving and they’re elding oers...
Magical! It’s magical, my love!
That 10-letter word, our gift from above!
Say anything! It’s all how you phrase it!
They fall at my feet each time I praise it...
BABBIT AND TATIANA: Efficiency! Efficiency!
That well-oiled machine! Everything in synch and nothing lost!
Efficiency! Efficiency! It’s lean and it’s mean!
Utility proportionate to cost!
Efficiency! Efficiency! Nothing ever wasted! My dream!
TATIANA: Your dream!
BABBIT: So close I can taste it!
Everything these kids need to know! Every name, every fact,
every date, now it’s all right here!
I’m licking my chops, ‘cause this at little box is the new Fort Knox,
it’s clear!
Soon I’ll control the heart and the soul
of every thought that shapes their little minds
What they like, what they love, what they’re ignorant of
Their every value -- Lava Corp denes!
BABBIT AND TATIANA: Eciency! Eciency!
Doing more with less!
Getting what I want for very little
Efficiency! Efficiency! That word that means so much to me
Notice is has “Icie” in the middle!
Yes, it’s cold and severe and it really doesn’t care
for anything except the bottom line
Efficiency! Efficiency! Give me efficiency!
It’s so efficient that it works every time!!!
OUR AMERICAN
Track Name: #24 SFMT: The World Out There
LAVINIA: Don’t you think... you better get your act together?
Ain’t much time... ‘tween now and never.
All the dreams you talk about,
they’re just about as real as the games you play
All those little green men you kill, they will not help you
when there’s bills to pay!
There’s a world out there... and it’s nothin’ like you picture
It’s got no patience.... for Playstations. One day it’s gonna hit ya!
That world out there... will do its best to take you down
unless you pull yourself up, pull yourself up
‘til you stand on higher ground

THOMAS: Don’t you think... I could be onto something?
You look at me... All you see... is nothing.

LAVINIA: Your father has to work so hard--

THOMAS: I’m not my father, I’m not you--why can’t you see?

LAVINIA: I refuse to let you make...

BOTH: the same mistakes he made

THOMAS: Well, that’s up to me!

BOTH: There’s a world out there. and you don’t even see it

LAVINIA I’ve seen too many people fall, chasing foolish dreams

THOMAS: Then so be it!

BOTH: There’s a world out there... and don’t you know it’s
changing fast?

LAVINIA: I’m looking out for you and your future

THOMAS: While you’re stuck in the past!
Track Name: #23 SFMT: Our American Government
ETHEL: Our American government! Our American dream!
It all comes down to just one thing! Tell me!
ESTELLE: The President?
ETHEL: Hardly!
ESTELLE: Congress?
ETHEL: What a joke!
ESTELLE: They mayor? The governor?
ETHEL: Who’s our only hope? Tell me! Tell me!
Our American government, our American dream
What does it take to make it all come true?
It’s you! Yes, you! Yes, you! Yes, you! Only you.
It’s your American government! Don’t look at me that way
With your eyes half-closed from videos
and those games you play
Democracy is precious, so open up those eyes!
Eternal vigilance is the price, freedom is the prize!
The Federalist Papers! Hamilton! Madison! Jay!
Standing up for the rights of man. These writings paved the
way...for...? The Constitution! That rock on which we stand!
C’mon Estelle! You should know! It’s right there in your hand!
Tell me what came next?
ESTELLE: The Bill of Rights?
ETHEL: Holding onto freedom is an endless fight!
Track Name: #22: Heaven Never Closes
HEAVEN NEVER CLOSES

You walked in with your thrift store shoes and no chance
and you lost your head to the retread with the implants
Woke up on a table
jukebox playing Layla
Lipstick on your collar
and your arms around a sailor
But don't
get down
so far
Look around
Remember where you are

Heaven never closes
set 'em up and knock 'em down
All the world's a bar
and every day's another round
We're dancing and we're singing
'cause there's no place else to be
They left us here with all this beer
so won't you come
come and dance with me

You caught a break when the repo man went AWOL
skipped right off the table like the 8-ball
barkeep with her sleepy eyes
is cracking jokes like ice
Tonight she hopes she's smart enough
to take her own advice
And don't
get down
so low
Somebody went and got us all
tickets to the show

Heaven never closes
Set em up and knock em down
All the world's a bar
and every day's another round
We're dancing and we're singing
'cause what else can you do
but take a shine to what you find
and I would like
to dance with you

Came all the way from Richmond with your trap kit
but they dressed you up with that monkey suit that don't fit
still you got your throne
and those Japanese Pearls
tonight that silver sparkle's flyin' all around the world
And the doomsday parade is gettin' nearer
you can see 'em comin' in your rearview mirror
Reapers in their hoodies tryin' to kill all the fun
but anybody still around is on the list, plus one

Heaven never closes
it's the only game in town
All the world's a bar
and every day's another round
We're dancing and we're singing
'cause there's no place else to be
so raise that chin and take it in
and come and dance, come and dance
come and dance with me
Track Name: #21: If We Were In Love
We sat there talking
the car still running
neither of us noticing the time
and even in the dark
I saw it in your eyes
that shine
And each time you laughed
just when I laughed
I had a thought I almost thought was real
That if we were in love
this is how we'd feel

We've got no business
going near this
It's something we both know
it shouldn't be so hard
to see things as they are
and let go
So you told a story
and I told a story
and we never came close to a kiss
But if we were in love
it would feel like this

And maybe there's a place somewhere
and everything not meant to be
is meant to be there
where the laughter goes on
and the sorrow is gone
and the stars all align...

We sat there talking
the car still running
And I told you what I couldn't help but say
and you got quiet
and I got quiet
like that might make the whole thing go away
and I caught myself
and you caught yourself
then you took my hand and said you had to go
If we were in love
If we were in love
If we were in love
we would know
Track Name: #20: Venus De Milo
Venus de Milo

Watch out for beauty
somebody said
when the world's at your feet
it'll go to your head
I told myself
look inside instead
then you come around

Watch out for sorrow
dressed in disguise
I've come this far so
you think I'd be wise
and look in your heart
and not in your eyes
when you come around

Venus de Milo
it's out of my hands
all that I've seen
is all I can stand
you're comin' home late
with your arms still 'round
some other man

Didn't I know?

Each time I see you
I know what to say
It's right on my tongue
I rehearsed it all day
See, I've got my pride
and I won't live this way
then you come around

And what kind of goddess
are you s'posed to be?
to scatter your love
like the winds on the sea
The ships on the bottom
they call out to me
when you come around

Venus de Milo
it's out of my hands
all that I've seen
is all I can stand
you're comin' home late
with your arms still 'round
some other man

Venus de Milo
all I can do
is try to believe
what'll never be true
that there'll come a day
when I'll be holding all of you

didn't I know?
didn't I know?

Venus De Milo
Track Name: #19: Going Home
I have no idea
all these mad events
that take the place
inside my heart
of something making sense
You have no idea
but of course you do
everything you gave
and everything
I still owe you

In this time, in this life, in this dream
Everywhere I go, you'll go with me
In this world, the sweetest thing I've known
a love so pure that now is going home

I have no idea
what I'm s'posed to do
every time I turn around
I can swear it's you
I can hear your feet
clicking on the floor
Can I hear you say my name
just one time more?

In this time, in this life, in this dream
Everywhere I go, you'll go with me
In my world, the sweetest thing I've known
a love so pure that now is going home
a love so pure that now is going home
Track Name: #18: My Spirit Guide
My Spirit Guide says yeah, there's a curse
Nothing I can do, he's seen worse
All those petty crimes from other times just hang around
Whatever ya did, kid
Whatever ya did, kid
drags you down

My Spirit Guide he preaches in my dreams
Everything is triple what it seems
All those catty angels talkin' trash and throwing stones
Whatever ya did, kid
Whatever ya did, kid
Who knows?


And I'm so confused and bashed and bruised and spinnin' round and round so disconnected
And I'm so exhausted, doubled crossed and tossed into the fire so unprotected
My Spirit Guide says that's to be expected

In my dream he's got a loud bow tie
and as lacy sweater vest
Just another shade of you and I
ridiculous at best

My Spirit Guide said yeah, there's a curse
If you don't like the chorus
change the verse
Every note you ever wrote
is written on your face
Whatever ya did, kid
Whatever ya did, kid
Too late

And I'm so exhausted, doubled crossed and tossed upon this sea in stormy weather
and I'm so confused and bashed and bruised
my ways to lose are born and born forever
Spirit Guide says get your shit together
Track Name: #17: One Hand Free
ONE HAND FREE

Lightning's on a power trip
trying to see if he can rip
the sky in tiny pieces
till it falls to the ground
and the rain's comin' hard
in his rusty old car
driving like a madman
and raving at the stars
The wind is whipping
like a wicked overseer
and the trees all cower in fear
Put it all together
and you're singin' Stormy Weather
in God's dark bar room he opened down here

But I've got my coat
got my hat
got this big umbrella
And one hand free
I've got one hand free
Stand with me

Since you got created
you been perforated
Punched so full of holes
you can see right through
So I know you're not lyin'
when you say how hard you're trying
You give your all until
there's almost nothing left of you
Hurricanes get names
like baby girls and boys
They twirl and twirl in joy
Here on the ground
we're runnin' around
Trying not break like a toy

But I've got my coat
got my hat
got this big umbrella
And one hand free
I've got one hand free
Stand with me

Standing alone
Is it all we've ever known?
But you and me together
Can you imagine that?
You and me could take 'em
with one hand behind our back

And one hand free
One hand free
One hand free
Stand with me
Stand with me
Stand with me
Track Name: #16: Welcome to the Monkey House
WELCOME TO THE MONKEY HOUSE

Well, I made my entrance to the sound of broken glass
and I told your boyfriend he could kiss my ass
Standing in his Docker jeans
lookin' like a stockbroker at 17

Well, I never saw you since that sweaty summer night
and I thought you moved away to have your 2.5
So imagine my surprise
when I see you stumble in my lucky dive

Welcome to the Monkey House, my dear
Something tells me you might like it here
Underneath it all, it's all so clear
Welcome, welcome

Yeah, I used to see you in your daddy's Cadillac
Making pretty circles on the right side of the tracks
But the road can take you down
Look at all your new friends here in happytown

CHORUS

Underneath is all, you find out who you are
Who'd have ever pegged this girl for Maker's Mark?
Every broken dream tonight
has a thousand pieces left to catch the light
Catch the light

Welcome to the Monkey House, my dear
Something tells me you might like it here
Underneath it all, it's all so clear
Weclome to the Monkey House my dear

(Ooh-ooh, ah-ah)
Welcome, welcome, welcome
to the Monkey House
(Ooh-ooh, ah-ah)
Welcome, welcome, welcome
to the Monkey House
Track Name: #15: Terra Nova (It's Your Day)
Terra Nova broke you down
Terra Nova broke you down
Put you in a trance state
Nothing to do right now
Nothing to do right now
that can't wait
Nobody watching
Nobody listening
Go where you want to
Nobody's missing

You're free to fall, or fly, or fade away
Time to paint your face
Find yourself a place
to play
Worlds are all around
Pick one off the ground
It's your day
It's your day

Terra Nova broke you down
Terra Nova broke you down
Put you in strange place
What can they throw you now
What can they throw you now
you can't shake?
How could they stop you?
What could they show you?
Where would they find you?
How would they know you?

You're free to fall, or fly, or fade away
time to play your hand
dance the only way you can
Heaven loves a fool
stumble as you may
It's your day
It's your day

Hours and hours and hours and hours
Hours and hours and hours and hours
it's all ours
Close your eyes and spin around around around
You're only made of stars

You're free to fall, or fly, or fade away
Time to paint your face
Find yourself a place
to play
Stars are falling down
Pick one off the ground
It's your day
It's your day
It's your day

Terra Nova broke you down
Terra Nova broke you down
Put you in strange place

(c) 2016 Ira Marlowe/Slow Reveal Music (BMI)
Track Name: #14: Third Ring of Hell (revisited)
The man from beyond
snickered and yawned
he said, c'mon, c'mon
I was not ready

Nothing I could do
elevator in his shoe
felt my stomach jump
as we started to move

Goin' down, goin' down, goin' down

In the thrid ring of hell
I finally found my wallet
sticking from the pocket
of the devil by my side
all very well
call it what you call it
first thing that they teach you is
forget about pride

It's not like you think
they handed me a drink
I was graded with a letter
I'd hoped for better

Led me to a room
and there in the gloom
leaning 'gainst the wall
it was Brockie after all

Goin' down, goin' down, goin' down

CHORUS

Pride -- that deadly sin
every hour they drum it in
you just can't win
Pride -- they beat you down
But they don't know
their underworld...
has an underground

(Meet behind the bust of Virgil
circle in the dark beside the black fire
whisper in the blue black
a cello with a slow attack
you heard it right jack
pitchfork sons of bitches better watch thier back
This ring has been decoded
Pluto's been demoted
Meet the new dog, Rover
This boy is takin' over!)

CHORUS
Track Name: #13: I Just Wanna Win In The End
Hung in the dungeon upside down
Each day Mr. Bumble comes around
Talkin' smack in Funkytown
I just wanna win in the end

Bang the bell to keep the score
Each time that I hit the floor
I don't mind the cheap decor
I just wanna win in the end

Jagged edge, rocky ledge
Buzz saw spininin' and the villain grinnin'
Rght now I don't care who's winning
I just wanna win in the end

Gonna feel so right
Gonna be so ready
I just hold on tight
I just hold, hold, hold, hold, hold
Steady

Sister Sarah, fortune teller
draws the hanged man in her cellar
She says I'm one lucky fella
Handsome for a bottom dweller
Throw the dice, spin the wheel
Everthing it may reveal
I'm well-acquainted with the deal
I just wanna win in the end

CHORUS

Wakin' up
in the driver's seat
Waitin' out that traffic jam
on Easy St.
I can hear
your estimations
Sir, you under-rate my patience

CHORUS

Princes in their royal chambers
Laughing at the lion tamers
I ain't asking any favors
Lost in space, I lost my crew
I scream like Plant on Zeppelin II
No one hears, it's nothing new
Quick, before the drawbridge closes
tip-toe while the dragon doses
Look at all the pretty roses
Track Name: #12: One Sweet Moment
ONE SWEET MOMENT

Silver shoes
Way too young
Walking where the stars are hung
Lately I'm not who I am at all
Turn away
'fore she sees
Such as fool it makes of me
Lately I'm just headed for a fall

And it's all because
Something that once was
I was yours and you were almost mine
One sweet moment
One sweet moment
in time

Smoky voice
Star tattoo
Any time I think of you
I know I'm not who I was at all
Stop myself
'fore I go
Tell her she reminds me so
Someone from a dream I still recall

Chorus

Pirate smile
Blue green eyes
I have lived a million lives
How can I still feel you on my skin?
Anyway
Time to go
Never even said hello
Walking out the way that she walked in

Chorus
Track Name: #11: Pictures In My Head
PICTURES

Just a picture in my head
drawn from something that she said
or maybe wrote, I can't remember
Either way, it doesn't matter
Just a picture in my mind
some imagined time
I never gave it much attention
Now it's hardly worth the mention

Still I remember some colors
I could almost see it taking form
Pictures come and go, there wil be others
All you do is close your eyes
to realize you still can make some more

Just a picture in my head
drawn from something that she said
Except that she meant something different
Either way, it wasn't vivid
Nothing hanging on my wall
hardly anything at all
Barely even started
Just a doodle in the margin

Still I remember some colors
I could see her coming into view
Pictures come and go, there will be others
All you do is close your eyes
to realize there's always someone new

Just a picture in my head
Just a picture in my head
Just a picture in my head
Track Name: #10: Donald and the Genie
Good evening Mr. Trump
you seem surprised to see me
but you rubbed yourself in such a way
to summon up the genie
no need to be embarrassed
I understand your plight
it has plagued you all your days
but it all will change tonight

You say there is "no problem there"
you say you "guarantee it"
but behind that puff of pubic hair
I do not even see it
You with all your riches
in untold amounts
The man who has everything
...except where it counts

But it's gonna be so great! It's gonna be so great!
Just you watch! Just you wait!
I am bound to serve your will
Your wish is my command
Tt's gonna feel so big
in your tiny little hand

Such a tragedy, a curse
and your psyche was affected
You tried to make it right
with every tower you erected
You tried pills of every color
every size and every shape
There were cremes and gels and ointments
vacuum pumps and fishing weights
And then that prosthesis
how my heart ached for you
There was simply not enough
to attach it to
All that time and money spent
yet nothing could enhance it
your medical anomaly
featured in The Lancet
A man like you, so powerful and handsome
deserves a "zib" proportionate and then some!

Now it's gonna be so great! It's gonna be so great!
Just you watch! Just you wait!
I am bound to serve your will
so I must let know
I am, or course, a Muslim
Would you for like me to go?
No???
Then prepare to be the envy of the gods!
When you now become the size of Johnny Wadd's

Close your eyes, it's okay
Do not open til I say

Keep your eyes closed
Now reach down with your hand
Behold the the mighty weapon
now at your command
With apologies to Zeppelin
the schlong remains the same
But on a vastly different scale
on a vastly different frame
Now, Little Donald, it hardly seems so small
Open your eyes now, Mr. Big!
You're 14" tall

And it's gonna be so great! It's gonna be so great!
You'll finally see the world from below
Perhaps you'll be re-born
making little people porn
A garden gnome's another way to go
Time for me to run it's getting late
But whatever happens next
It's gonna be so great!
Track Name: #9: Adelena
The game goes on forever
and a few hours after that
And if the dollars let you down
the dimes'll bring you back
See, every town is Vegas
once the traffic lights start blinking
but every face on every card
I know what they're thinking

Adelena, Adelena
Even now I feel your head against my shoulder
Even now I hear you breathing by my side
I don't sleep
I hardly try

The game goes on forever
and halfway through the night
That night I fell under your spell
I hit the floor just right
They say the key to magic
is where you lead their eyes
mine were looking down at yours
To the heavens, to the skies

Adelena, Adelena
Did you know it's where you left it on the table
Did you know I never got the whole way through?
either way
I guess I knew

Yeah, the money splashes in
and the money trickles out
So many things just fall right through my hands
But each time I came home to you
with my pockets inside out
I was still the luckiest man

Adelena, Adelena
When you get this, could you do me just one favor?
Find a silver coin and let it spin
Heads I lose
tails you win
Adelena
Adelena
My Adelena
Track Name: #7: The Invisible Man
THE INVISIBLE MAN (As It All Goes By)

Jesus in the firmament
holding it so high
Head hung low
arms out wide
Every star
with its own place in the sky
As it all goes by

Atlas on the bottom
holding up the ground
Shoulders aching
as he turns it all around
What I'd give
to lay the whole thing down
As it all goes by

Moses in the river
Moses in the sand
Moses on the mountain
orders in his hand
Orders, orders
ancient commands
from The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man

Someone wrote a story
told through the ages
so unreal, so outrageous
and we walk on the words
and we live on the pages
and we rattle our chains
while we sing in our cages
And the wars go on
And the wars go on
Crosses on the hillsides like little white pawns
And you justify, you justify
Your silver tongue, your silver purse
You taught us all so well
We know it chapter and verse
And the greed goes on
And lines are drawn
Stretching 'round the corner
where they're sleeping on the lawn
Armies underneath the flag
with silver carts and plastic bags
And the Bible our witness
says they'll always will be with us

Mohammed up in paradise
Shadow grown so long
Dare I name him in my song?
But there's kid in a vest
climbing out of a van
Chalk up one more for The Invisible Man

Jesus in the firmament
holding it so high
Head hung low
arms out wide
Every star
with its own place in the sky

As it all goes by
Track Name: #8: Cartoons
Jesus and Muhammad walk into a bar
and I've already gone too far
The Prophet says, "What is this place?"
while Satan makes a kissy face
I've already gone too far
John the Baptist, shootin' pool
Says, "Boy, you getter play it cool!"
I say "Man, it's just a stupid song..."

Lemme go too far, too fast, too much, too soon
Damn it all we're all cartoons
Big-headed fools, makin' up rules
when we ain't got a clue

Buddha keeps it simple
sips his Shirley Temple
While Mother Mary starts to find her groove
"Wrecking Ball" is playing, so Shiva starts to swaying
now they're making out like some girls do
And the Furies fly around me
while the Twelve Apostles pound me
and I scream between my black and my blue:

Lemme go too far, too fast, too much, too soon
Damn it all we're all cartoons
Big-headed clods, makin' up gods
then we tell 'em what to do

And I tell mine
Please, be patient and kind
with this silly thing you made called Man
We're all doin' the best we can...

Losing my patience, on the road to salvation
'cause I've already gone too far
Enlightened ones can't wake me
and the cults won't even take me
'cause I've already gone too far
Lost, lost, I ain't lost
I'm flyin' with my fingers crossed
I'm dancin' with the tempest-tossed
We'll tumble 'til they turn it off
we're slippin' 'round the serpentine
with Underdog and Augustine
I've never seen a world above
the only god I've ever seen is
Love
Love
Love
Love
Lemme go too far, too fast, too much, too soon
damn it all we're all cartoons
damn it all we're all cartoons


Moses and Krishna
Hanging in the Mission
Looking for the best burrito in town
Mary Baker Eddy
got a big placebo ready
and prays to keep the damn thing down
And Mighty Thor just drains the keg
while Pluto works on Satan's leg
I can't hear what Confucious said
just give us all our daily bread
Love
Love
Love
Love
Track Name: #6: It Better Be Folk!
I see you strolling in here with your hardshell case
clearly you would like a chance to play
but before you audition, just a candid admission
we do prefer our acts a certain way
we like things acoustic, with fine fingerpicking
nothing you would ever wave your fist on
Nothing too heavy, too hard or ass-kicking
Allow me to explain what we insist on:
It better be folk It better be folk
No, there is no music any finer
I suggest you get on board, and strike the proper chord
G, A, D... sometimes E minor
We can rent you a harmonica, and the rack around your head
just grab one from the box, you're good to go
it'll help you fit in here, it'll give you some cred
and there really isn't much you need to know...
all throughout the song you merely suck and blow
It better be folk, it better be folk, it better be folk!

Perhaps you play a Martin, perhaps you play a Guild
Last week, a man walked in here with a Strat
I told him we could try it, if he didn't amplify it
Bob Dylan went electric. We're still not cool with that.
It better be folk It better be folk
Oh, there is no music more sincere
It has no fancy licks, and you won't appeal to chicks
but you might just land a gig right here!
So treat us to a song 12 or 15 verses long
about a shipwreck or a mining disaster
play it nice and slow, an easy tempo as you go
(it's bluegrass if you play it any faster)
It better be folk It better be folk
ultra-deep and steeped in tradition
Some people call it wimpy, but let us be clear:
folk music has balls (they're just small and hard to hear)
Rock and rap and blues, they're only going to hurt you
the lyrics are so decadent and scary
all those songs that celebrate stealing young girls' virtue
But in folk music you GIVE your love a cherry
It doesn't have to have a noticeable beat
Never belt it out. we prefer a plaintive bleat
make it warm and smooth as Cream of Wheat
or you can take that shit up the street!
Track Name: #5: Scarface and Ginger
Scarface and Ginger
at the Castaway Bar
never gonna happen
anyone'll tell you --
He's too soft and she's too hard
Picture in her wallet
Some kid she doesn't know
Scarface has a dream
he's gonna quit this scene
get a radio show

But you can't say no
when your heart says go
when your heart says
that's the one, that's the one
that's the one, that's the one
hits you like a body blow

Scarface loves so bravely
Ginger can't be bothered
Necessity's the mother
of one thing or another
but no one knows the father
Sitting 'cross the table
making eyes at her double-D's
He says you're looking good
No reply, again he tries
This time she agrees

Still you can't say no
when your heart says so
when your heart says
that's the one, that's the one
that's the one, that's the one
hits you like a body blow
up and down like tremolo
everything turns indigo
It's talking like Pinocchio

solo

Scarface and Ginger
at the Castaway Bar
the way you hear 'em tell it
every one of 'em could smell it
like a Mexican cigar
Ginger met a Cuban
when he tried to steal her phone
Scarface went for a ride
They dropped him by the riverside
Left the gun
took the calzone

But you can't say no
when your heart says go
when your heart says
that's the one, that's the one
that's the one, that's the one
hits you like a body blow
up and down like tremolo
everything turns indigo
you can't stop or even slow
'cause every sky's a rainbow
you're walking under misteltoe
you're dropping like a domino
you're pulled out by the undertow
and you can't say
you can't say
you can't say
you can't say no
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Track Name: #4: Song for Django
SONG FOR DJANGO

Django was amazing
when he showed up for the gig
Just before the downbeat
he'd come waltzing in
Cigarette dangling
as his fingers made their way
up and down the Champs Elysee

Took you 'round the world
broke your heart and stole your girl
sang a song nobody else could sing
And all you had before
you don't need it anymore
All you need is just one perfect thing

Django had a monkey
no place they wouldn't go
Hotels didn't like it
but it was Django
One of the wise ones
who knew the only goal:
to walk out of the fire with your soul

Took you 'round the world
broke your heart and stole your girl
Left you with the sorrows of a king
And everything you knew
and all you thought was true
You'd trade it all for just one perfect thing
Trade it all for just one perfect thing

Ah... and you never see it coming
Ah... but you always see it go
I wish... I didn't know

Django was amazing
when he showed up for the gig
Just before the downbeat
he'd come waltzing in
Track Name: #3: Hail the Coifführer!
HAIL THE COIFFÜHRER

It rhymes with chump
it rhymes with county dump
each word he speaks....leaks
from a sump pump

a bloviating mogul loading xenophobic hate
onto the plate of people hungry for somebody they can blame
PT Barnum would be proud about the one-a-minute crowd and how
he works 'em to a lather with inflammatory blather...

And then there's the 'do, the trademark 'do
combover king, combover king
but here's the thing, here's the thing
that's a misnomer,
it's not a combover,

It's a mad creation
a mad creation
a Dada MOMA installation
a magic puffy forelock
with a crack team working round the clock
as it's teased
and it's sprayed
and it's moussed
and it's blown
and it's blown and blown and blown and blown
and blown and blown and blown and blown
and blown and blown and blown and blown
until it takes on a life of it's own

Attention! All citizens are ordered to remain indoors until law enforcement can contain the large hirsuite life-form now approaching Des Moines

Iowa is gone
as the thing slithers on
Next is New Hampshire and you can be damn sure
it swallows Carolina as it leaves behind a
trail of steaming gel and mousse
The election is coming and the things's still lose.

And the crowd gets loud
as victory seems surer
and crowd shout out,
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!

It rhymes with lump
it rhymes with Forrest Gump
And even if you're simple you should recognize a pimple
on America's rump

A self-made man, a self made man
who once was a lad, a struggling lad
a struggling lad who had it so bad
starting out with nothing but the 40 mil from dad

A political phenomenon
not at all uncommon in the 30's
when in Germany and Italy they rose
modern day Caligulas stoking the Amygdalas
of all angry masses
of the shrinking middle classes

How far can people stick their heads up their asses?

Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Hail the Coifführer! Hail the Coifführer!
Track Name: #2: Song for Wile E.
SONG FOR WILE E.

I knew Wile E.
when he was just a kid
He was smart, hardworking, had a future
But he couldn't lose face
He got caught up in the race
and falling down was just one more adventure

From the top
of the cliff
all you see is sky
blue and wide
when the ground runs out
you can't hold on to a cloud
but still you try

I knew Wile E.
when he was comin' up
Boy with a world of promise
Such a waste
that wild goose chase
Pride is strong
but truth is always strongest

Yeah, there's always someone faster
Always someone better
So pick up where you started, boy
Shake off that vendetta
Always some lucky bastard born to win
Let it go
while you can still get up again

I knew Wile E.
when he was just a kid
He was smart, full of heart, but couldn't listen
So it's no surprise, after seven hundred tries
He's still sure this time will be different

From the top
of the cliff
all you see is sky
blue and wide
when the ground
runs out
you can't hold on to a cloud
but still you try
Track Name: #1: Here In The Magic Light
HERE IN THE MAGIC LIGHT

I met you at a party
Right away you were my friend
You were singing in the background
While I tried make amends
For everything I wasn't
and knew I'd never be
and then one day you landed here
to set the strange ones free
Here in the magic light

It's got a million colors
you can try a million ways
and for twenty-five thousand
and a couple hundred days
you tried everything
'til the very last hour
and just to watch you living
gave us all a little power
Here in the magic light

And we can still sparkle
and we can still sing
and we can still remember
how everything
changes, changes, changes, changes

Well, Shakey threw a party
and it lasted all night
Well, this one lasts forever now
if what they say is right
But you say you're a Blackstar
and I know what it means
It means you keep on shining
unseen

And we can still sparkle
and we can still sing
and we can still remember
everything
changes, changes, changes, changes
Here in the magic light
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