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Jun 23, 2020

TRAVELOGUE THE EAST PART 2

TRAPPED
The scene is the Chinese island of Chin Pau. Billy's defeated, Johnny's disappeared, and Troubadour has kidnapped Charlene. We slow fade to an unreadable Comanche warrior lounging in an opium den in the far east, discarded, disavowed, relinquished, abandoned...trapped.
Dave - guitar and vocals
Brian - bass, guitar, engineering, mixing
Andy - drums

CONSEQUENCE
Consequence smolders and trembles
She fills my lungs
Disappears when I lose reality
Maybe choke on my tongue
Let's rock let's roll
It feels so good to give in
Reason is a tumor
Live for now
Because tomorrow is a rumor
Let's rock let's roll
Dyin' can't be too bad
'Cause life is sweet sweet death
Cry havoc and surrender
With a halting breath
Let's rock let's roll
dAVE - GUITARS AND VOCALS
bRIAN - BASS, ENGINEERING, MIXING
aNDY - DRUMS AND PERCUSSION

DIG UP THE TRENCH
My teeth feel funny and I'm alone
And I am writhing white with foam
Can't restore it averagely
I can't freeze it illogically
I can't take it it takes me
I can't pay it it grates me
I can't place it instantly
I can't take it reverently
It's it's own thing it's in my bones
It's in my mind supine and prone
Squirming wrongly fisting toes
Just ain't stopping on it goes
chorus
I can't remember what it was like
How food tasted and what was right
Either way now It's been too long
Feeling slack now but not for long
chorus
Dave - guitars and vocals
Brian - bass, engineering, mixing
Andy - drums and percussion

OPIUM DEN
I don't know how long that I have been here
I don't know where Charlene's up and gone
Last I know she said that she was pregnant
A month ago last night I could be wrong
I sell myself for opium here nightly
My pride my self control my worth are gone
I always thought I was a stronger person
Now I know that I was always wrong
The moon seeks to touch me from a million miles away
She reaches down and holds me as my senses go away
She cradles me caresses me and pushes me away
Day and night and day and night and day and night and day
Self hatred flows through me like a virus
Send one in so I can earn my pay
This one here she seems a bit familiar
Do what you want to me and go away
Where am I I can't stand the pain please take my life
I'm wracked and vomit stained please kill me you can use my knife
Haze and pain I'm doubled over where the hell am I
I open my eyes see Charlene's face staring into mine
I eat a mango food it seems so strange to me
I'm on an island paradise I think that I can't see
Charlene takes my hand and says we need no longer run
I look into my arms and see I'm holding my new son
Dave - guitars and vocals
Brian - bass, engineering, mixing
Andy - drums and percussion

JUST ONE GOLDEN BULLET
I beat you down and took your wife
But she used me to save your life
I realize she still loves you
So here is what we both shall do
Since she used me to find her man
I still love her you understand
I can make you stay or make you run
Your boy and my wife and my loaded shotgun
Yo di lee o di lee o o
Yo di lee o di lee o di lee o
Here's the thing to see with glee
If you have nerve and skill like me
Your brain is mushy and luck's divine
Here's the game to play one time
So you are weak and I don't care
Just get your punk ass up from there
A heartbeat stings a breath is time
Relentlessly hating's abusing the shine
Yo di lee o
My request ain't jest it's for your life
You win I lose and if I win you die
I'll flip this coin made from Satan's tears
And see who walks and who dies here
Either way you three are dead
I make my own luck is how I was bread
When the tears hit the ground the pin hits the shell
It's the only way truly 'fore the night be fell
Yo di lee o
The coin pierced the moment and shattered the sun
And Troubadour stroked and caressed his shotgun
The crack it then punctured the essence of fear
Johnny Redfoot had shot him confusingly clear
One golden bullet from Johnny's side arm
The lusting of angels who never knew harm
He said "saddle up we're gone with a shove
The only reason for living is love."
Yo di lee o
O di lee o

FREEDOM RIDE
I don't want to stop the yacht while we got cash to burn
See young Abraham he's trying to crawl from aft to stern
Freedom ride
Sunshine on my face love has filled me by osmosis
The ocean feels me blessed consecrated by psychosis
Misery begs a choice addictive just like anything
Depression can feel good as comforting as anything
Freedom ride
Let the credits roll when the story's got a happy ending
'Cause it never lasts
Freedom ride

IF I COULD
The touch of her hand makes me feel like a man
Everything I can if I could
The warmth of her breath I can attest
Let's get undressed 'cause we should
The taste of her lips goes to my hips
Sunlight dips in her wake
She is my dream you know what I mean
I'm out of steam when I wake
The touch of your hand makes me feel like a man
Everything I can if I could
The warmth of your breath I can attest
Let's get undressed 'cause we should
The taste of your lips goes to my hips
Sunlight dips in your wake
You are my dream you know what I mean
Life's spring green when I wake
If I could if I could if I could if I could

I KNOW WHAT I GOT
I was walking down this Lonesome road all by myself
By myself
I was living this lonesome life like anyone else
Anyone else
I was feeling these feelings of pain just like my brothers and sisters did
I been looking for the joys of life like anyone did
Anyone did
Yeah I feel happy well you know it's true
Cause I was lonely but then I found you
Scratch my shoulder o that hit the spot
Makes no difference 'cause I know what I got
I was looking at my feet as they trudged along
All day long
And the people that I chance to meet to hear my song
Hear my song
I was wondering what makes birds cry what makes them sing
Oh so pretty sounds
Now I'm looking at the joys of life all around all around

AMENDMENT 1
Love

Jun 16, 2020

TRAVELOGUE THE EAST PART 1

BLOOD
Roam, suckers, roam through the markets of Chin Pau
With you races full of hope and your pockets full of dollars
Roam, suckers, roam with the freedom of life blood
Sucking face with grace in a love that's blessed by turmoil
Mourn, sucker, mourn 'cause you spit on family blood
And you turned your back on Momma, she never turned her back on you
Mourn, sucker, mourn with your shoulder slinging nine
And that bullet by your heart which your brother broke on purpose
Roam, sucker, roam
Laugh, sucker, laugh, 'cause revenge is blood that boils
And the reason why it is is the reason why we're here
Laugh, sucker, laugh 'cause your life's a twisted mess
Let's look back in anger to how we got here
Roam, sucker, roam
Oh, precious blood
Relinquishing its hold on what's to be
Oh precious blood
New day rising bloody still blood still bloody still
Blood flows through our veins
Dave - vocals, guitars
Brian - bass, engineering, mixing
Andy - drums, percussion
Ian - mastering

PROUD TO LOVE YOU
I'm proud to love you proud to be
Yours forever just you and me
So proud to be yours so proud to be
Together with you forever be
Alright
One foot in front of the path we seek
I'll have you travel through life with me
We walk together and so shall be
So Proud to love you eternally
The path in front of world shall be
We walk together so proud to be
One foot in front of the path we see
We walk together just you and me
Dave - guitars and vocals
Brian - bass, engineering, mixing
Andy - drums and percussion
Ian - mastering

NORTHERN LIGHTS
I'm your captain
We'll be on this airplane for a day
The arctic circle
It won't get in our way
To your left now
You can see the northern lights
Sleep well
We'll be in Hong Kong by tomorrow night
"Hey, Charlene
I never really bought you a ring
But I love you
And I know that you ain't no 18
But I don't care.
I can't believe we can't smoke on the plane
Oh well
Let's summon the liquor cart again."
This is your captain
We'll touch down in twenty minutes or so
The weather's mild
The local time's twelve and change so you know
Enjoy your stay
hank you for flying with us
"Hey, Charlene,
I think the bathroom door jammed on us."
Dave - guitars and vocals
Brian - bass, engineering, mixing
Andy - drums and percussion
Ian - mastering


HONG KONG PLANE
Spending time with a rented soul
My body tells me which way to flow
Billy's trail seems to lead to Seoul
Or maybe China, baby, I don't know
Hong Kong Plane
There's that Billy Redfoot piece of trash
That Indian chump and his stripper gash
Ooh, baby, this is going to be cool
My golden bullet's formed from angel's drool
Hong Kong Plane
I've always hated my Indian roots
So with the government I'm in cahoots
Johnny Redfoot is my given name
I watched my brother board that Hong Kong Plane
Hong Kong Plane
Dave - guitars, vocals, keyboards
Brian - bass, engineering, mixing
Andy - drums and percussion

THE BALLAD OF ABRAHAM REDFOOT
In ancient times a giant eagle sputtered freely sea to sea
His claws could rip a mountain clean his eyes shot fire when the air was free
His wingspan birthed ten hurricanes he sculpted much of this here land
His greatest triumph was a birth a man I just call "Abraham"
Abraham he sired a nation and "freedom" was their guiding word
Their skin was red their feathers worn in honor of the ancestral bird
Then caucasoids they floated west, set forth, destroyed the Eagle's land
They threw litter on the side of the road a tear did stain old Abraham's cheek
Then one day on the reservation the Army tapped old Abraham
His two sons sucking mother's milk they sent him off to Vietnam
Friendly fire it took his life there was nothing left to see
Except five toes and an ankle, man, hence the name of "redfoot" came to be
Momma Redfoot died of grief Redfoot boys played hoops and all
Drank their whiskey, drank it neat, two young men with a basketball
Then one Redfoot brother took the other's girl drove to New York and left her there
The other brother joined the FBI but they didn't make him cut his hair
Now you know it you seen it all a story old as euro myths
In the spirit world Abraham sighs he says "D'IH!"
Dave - guitar and vocals
Brian - bass, engineering, mixing
Andy - percussion and drums

JOHN WAYNE'S LAMENT
The gravestone gave the name
The gravestone gave the date
The gravestone don't talk back
The gravestone's what I hate
Hello, Dad, I miss you though I never knew you
And I wonder was it because of me
And I never got the chance to say "I love you"
Father, listen to me
I took a look and I found out
That that ain't the way it goes
Hello, Dad, I miss you
The house is old and gray
The house don't give no dates
The house is full of fear
The house is what I hate
Hello, Mom, I love you though I never told you
When I was younger you took care of me
But now I'm growing older growing smaller
Momma, listen to me
I took a look and I found out
That that ain't the way to go
Hello, Mom, I love you
Dave - guitar and vocal
Brian - bass, engineering, mixing
Andy - drums and percussion

RETURNING
I've puked more whiskey than you'll ever drink
I've forgotten more shit than you'll ever think
I kick more ass than Chingiss Khan
I'm an egomaniac running rampant on the man
Kiss my cynical ass you clueless motherfucker
I'll make sure I'm fucking your wife and your mother
Here's my fingers and here's my fist
Lay low the arrangement if you get my gist
The cream rises to the top I'm a dreg in the bottom
I met Abe Lincoln and I motherfucking shot him
It doesn't make a difference what anybody thinks
So what so where so how you blinked
Got fire in my eyes and blood on my face
Drop the green flag, bitch, so let's start this race
Hubba hubba hubba here comes trouble
Cut me some slack now don't bust my bubble
I come halfway around the world to fight
So let's get this party started right
Once upon a time there was a punk ass Indian
He fucking pissed me off because he took all of my winnings
In an Alabama bar abutting Louisiana
So I followed that boy straight up through Texarkana
And some G-man chump out of New York City
My mission is seek revenge on pity
I say hubba hubba hubba here comes trouble
I'll reduce this town to smoldering rubble
Billy Redfoot, hell, he won my hyde
He got more than money, boys, he stole my pride
So I'm on his ass like a meth head on blow
Shit I followed them all down to West Mexico
Hell I even heard tell that he's headed to China
I'm on the pacific you know I will find a
Way to wreak revenge on the only man ever
Laid claim to my crown as the best gambler ever
I Lived in the shadows while I plotted my revenge
Every scenario of torture and pain
Pliers and razors and electric cables
Chains and hooks and bloody horse stables
Break every metatarsal with sadistic glee
Fill his lungs with gasoline and then light the sneeze
Dig my thumbs in his eyes 'til they're wet with goo
Sharp razors laced through his stupid shoes
Sulfuric acid to scar them legs
Then make him crawl and make him beg
The worst part's I might hurt my knuckles
The best part's I will watch him buckle
Hey there, boy, here I stand let me proclaim
I am here to remove from you all but your name
For the beating I serve up shall be more than blood
That spills from you like breath from a newborn and 'cause
You have ruined my life I shall extract your soul
From your life force and then I will highly extol
My instance as the man and then you as the bitch
So just give me the pliers so I can scratch this itch
That bating that I threw down it almost took his life
It felt so good to see him cry right in front of his wife
So I admit it I just took her through a bag atop her head
Tossed that boy out like the trash top of the world, yo, I'm kicking ass
We got up to my yacht and then I said said she could go free
She said her husband's not a man why the only man here on Chin Pau's me
I got all of the money and I got that piece of ass
Fuck all day drink all night hey shit, y'all, let the good times blast
It's like I took my inner good and set that bitch on fire
I'm still a young man, as it goes, but hell it's all time to retire
I'll sleep on piles of money and I'll never be alone
It's amazing on the China Sea well shit, man, I'm finally home
Hey, baby, Daddy's home
Dave - guitars, vocals, piano
Brian - bass, engineering, mixing
Andy - drums and percussion

I SURRENDER
My brain isn't working my body is broken
I'm in the abyss I'm a sacrifice
She's his like a liar controlled by her greed
And the sun is another one cursing my life
It's over it's over it's all fucking over
I'm nothing clear back to a different man's ghost
Use vengeance as anger and life as a weapon
Cancerous here leading my self doubt to grow
He is the cancer she is the cancer
And he is the cancer but I I am not
The water keeps rising the sirens are wailing
I'm sweeping up cities and making them rot
I surrender
Who's the disease spreading and razing
Chewing up tissues and spitting out ghosts?
My brain's in retreat my body is bleeding
I'm giving up everything neither or both
My blood it tastes funny upon my tongue
It's laughing and darting and staring the sky
I surrender already I don't have the passion
I don't feel the need to even ask why
I surrender
Everyone's blameless and gone is the passion
I don't have the strength or the caring to cry
I don't care about the ending or even the middle
Once upon a time a man simply died
I don't want no punishment taught as a lesson
I don't need to learn any new god damn things
I'm turning my mind off I'm turning my heart off
I'm going to sleep 'cause I've nothing to bring
My brain isn't working my body is broken
I'm in the abyss I'm the sacrifice
The war and the battle teamed up and beat me
Humiliated and timid with life
Leave me be
Let me lie
Lie on back
Bathe my pain
I'm headed down
That lonesome spiral
Ain't never gonna see me
Ever again
I have peaked
I am meek
I am weak
I can't sleep
I surrender
I pretend or
I'm the problem
From the rostrum
Now I'm gone
Like this song
'Cause I'm wrong
Dave - guitars, vocals, keyboards
Brian - bass, engineering, mixing
Andy - drums and percussion

SHANGHAI SUSAN
I came to and saw her staring down at me
At my bloody body where was I to be
She was Shanghai Susan as introduced to me
I never felt so low as I did when remembering
When I last saw Charlene she had gone with Troubadour
I guess I left my manhood scattered 'cross the floor
As I get my bearings I turn back to the door
And leave that world behind because I'm sucked dry to my core
Shanghai Susan is introducing me
To a world where hope is less than just a dead man's memory
My choice will be nothing and nothing's what I'll be
In the great abyss with a dead man's hope I'm free
Troubadour and Charlene I think they've disappeared
Into something when I;m nothing as my path it now shines clear
Opium she soothes me like an ancient lover's scent
Shanghai Susan embraces me I know my soul is spent
I
Have
Found
My
Home
Dave - guitars, vocals, keyboards
Brian - bass, engineering, mixing
Andy - drums and percussion

Apr 10, 2019

00  The Trogs "A Girl Like You"

05  Yes  been sick all fucking winter.

10  We said it last practice, though.

15  REAL TIME LISTEN

20  The riff was just too cool.

25  I had a thing of chili.

30  It's like the California Nashville.

35  He's a riff monster.

40 Dead guys or dead musicians?

45 It's always so hard to be put on the spot like that.

50  Brian will talk about anything.

Dec 3, 2018

I'm your captain 

We'll be on this airplane for a day

The arctic circle

It won't get in our way

To your left now

You can see the northern lights

Sleep well

We'll be in Hong Kong by tomorrow night

-----

"Hey, Charlene

I never really bought you a ring

But I love you

And I know that you ain't no 18

But I don't care.

I can't believe we can't smoke on the plane

Oh well

Let's summon the liquor cart again."

-----

This is your captain

We'll touch down in twenty minutes or so

The weather's mild

The local time's twelve and change so you know

Enjoy your stay

hank you for flying with us

"Hey, Charlene,

I think the bathroom door jammed on us."

 

Dave - guitars and vocals

Brian - bass, engineering, mixing

Andy - drums and percussion

Ian - mastering

Sep 12, 2018

05  "We find out the relationship between Billy and Johnny later."

10  "I'm not going to go up to New York to go to fucking Baltimore."

15  13:00 *SPOILER ALERT*THE EXPANSE*

20  Hidden Waylon Jennings/Slobberbone tributes

25  "It smells like a basement to me."

30  "How the fuck come I wasn't playing!"

35  "I like car songs."

40  "Production of 'The El Camino' I just treated it like a waltz."

45  "...and then it goes crazy at the end."

50  "He couldn't even fathom...nobody can."

55  ABRUPT ENDING!

Aug 27, 2018

00 - "We're talking about Travelogue II"

05 - "We don't need any empirical evidence."

10 - "...user friendly odd..." ; "We don't even remember recording it."

15 - "I'll take the dum dum rolls."

20 - "Each thing kind of morphs into its own feel."

25 - "You're here playing because you come up with good stuff."

30 - "We're just like 'HOLY FUCK!'" ; "...the simplicity of the stupidity..."

35 - "Vegas Marriage turned out a hundred percent different."  

40. "'John Wayne's Lament!' that's too many fucking songs!"

45 - "Eve Plumb is sixty something."

50 - "That is so high and drunk!"

55 - "It's got to be weird to the point where you say 'That's weird.'" 

        

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