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Friday, January 6, 2012

ExTant

My new album is out and available through iTunes, Amazon and emusic and at CD baby.  We have had numerous requests for the lyrics to the new songs, so here they are:

ExTant - lyrics to the album
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1.  Money
John Goodfellow - vocals, melody
Gina Salá - harmonium
Greg Gilmore - percussion, engineer
Jami Sieber - Cello


I imagine money as a bird as it flies away without me

The feel of money
spread out in your hands
such a joy to behold
but where is it now
where is it now

Is it in a bank
in municipal bonds
or in a house
in the woods blackberry covered
on a cul de sac
that’s never coming back!

Blue tarp and tyvek
chipboard and caulk
foreclosed on the house
that I lied about
I was so dumb
dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb
What a stupid fucking idiot

I imagine money as a bird as it flies away without me




2.  Little Brown Bird
John Goodfellow - vocals, melody
Gina Salá - guitar
Greg Gilmore - goat hooves, engineer
Lee Atwell - bird song (recording)

Bouncing on the branches of the linden tree
little brown bird the air is cold and the branch is bare
little brown bird picking up scraps and leftover nuts



3.  In the Pines
John Goodfellow - vocals, melody
Gina Salás - harmonium
Greg Gilmore - tamborine, engineer
Keith Lowe - Bass
Guy Davis - banjo

In the pines, in the pines
where the sun never shines
and we shiver when the cold wind blows

ah got drunk
and shot my old lady down

I remember her still
and the smell of her sticky perfume

The sun dews were blooming
all shiny and glistening in the moon

In the pines, in the pines
where the sun never shines
and we shiver when the cold wind blows




4.  New Beginnings
John Goodfellow - vocals, melody
Gina Salá - harmonium
Greg Gilmore - bells, engineer
Jami Sieber - Cello
 

To new beginnings and to new hairdos
To new beginnings with our old bar-be-ques
To new beginnings and to new new ends too
To new beginnings and my God's peace be on you




5.  God Bless God
John Goodfellow - vocals, melody
Gina Salá - Hammond organ, vocal back-up
Greg Gilmore - percussion, engineer
Keith Lowe - Bass


God bless God
God bless God
When Osama Bin Laden sings God bless America God bless God
Even when dealing with bureaucrats
God bless God
In your own way In your own way
la Illa ha ill Allah
God bless God
God bless God




6.  This Much I Know
John Goodfellow - vocals, melody
Gina Salá - harmonium
Greg Gilmore - bass, percussion, engineer
Jeff Fielder - guitar


Like darkness, in the morning light
fear will enfold us and make us be right
we will come to make peace with what courage we speak
and our fears will vanish like darkness in the morning light

When nighttime she comes
banishing the light
we will sleep unperturbed
and awaken in the bright
and in the daytime we will toil
digging ditches or in jail
and welcome the night
though frightened by her tail

Like rain in the spring
purity may prevail
though I do not know as to what or to where
so give me the dark and the light
all mixed up together
purity is a false God
this much I know




7.  GGG Rhythm (Instrumental)
Greg Gilmore, Gina Salá, John Goodfellow - composers

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