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by James Mosheen

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Yet another compilation for you... This time it is mostly drum mosheen recordings, except tracks 1 & 10 which were both recorded on real drums. This CD contains demos recorded between 2000 and 2003. There were quite a few that didn't make the cut, because of time constraints on the CD as well as sound quality.

Features Dan Taylor on keys in track 9.

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released May 6, 2003

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tags: rock Asheville

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Track Name: A Proper Burial
welcome to my world
its not about what is not but what is
i never thought about it before today
its kind of hollow

i'm not about to complain
its not feeling sorry for
i just want a proper burial
not for me or my remains

sometimes it seems as though
you can never find a way to
make your way...
and take away the...
drive on...

welcome to my home
my doors are always open
if not just come on in
it's peaceful

i'm not about to compare
it's not about envy though
i just want a proper burial
not for me physically

put the past under glass and let it shine free
put it behind me

welcome to my room
don't mind the smoke
i've been working hard at work
and its kinda good

put it behind me

welcome to my room
my window is always open
climb on inside
it's peaceful
Track Name: Altima Bud-Get
i can't seem to recall
how things were two weeks ago
and now i know
that time can never move too slow

dream of me in flight
well be strangers for a second time tonight
i bet you thought you'd not
see me again well
here i am

let's take a walk tonight
and talk of kicking sand in the face of the man
talk of letting go and taking control
then our lives would be our own

speak for me tonight
in a week i'll die with a tear in my eye
i bet you thought you'd not see me again
well here i am

when utah takes a breath
the sky turns burning red
purple mountains up ahead
rear view sunset
goes away
say goodbye
to californ-i-a
Track Name: Calling Clifford Miracle
show me the way out of this place
i'm slowly going crazy insane
my strength flows freely somewhere
i haven't found it but i don't care

this really should be bothering me
this is what i call my life
and it's so hard to be me today

so who said violence ain't the answer
to problems left undone
you know i don't know what that means
clifford

this really should be bothering me
this is what i call my life
and it's so hard to be me today

i need some time to get away
to be somewhere and nowhere all at once
find the place where i should go
and it's so hard to be me don't you know
clifford
Track Name: Charmin
tick tock the clock is ticking
You could never guess what happens next
sit and wait and entertain myself
but what will fill the void that is left behind

lost souls cut free
roaming and wandering
heads roll cut free
roaming and wandering

time clock's ticking has stopped
and i can only guess what happens next
just sit and wait and have a cigarette
firing squad - this is it
Track Name: Diamond Shamrock
clean hands
lobotomy
when it sneaks
around the corner

fake smile
surrendering
to clean up
the day

smooth skin
is hindering
it locks the
crazies out

people
keep looking at me
i wish that
they could see

kill me
with living
our minds are lined
with fuzz

the astronaut
is seasick
claustrophobic restraints in space
Track Name: Divine Road Sign
there's power lines in an otherwise
unpopulated stretch of countryside
there's a highway coming a path is cut away
there's something in the air uneasy

three metal crosses up on a hill
symbolism never gets her fill
three colorful crosses all in a row
whose idea was this dazzling show

a thousand cars drive by every night
it had might as well be another speed limit sign
the divine right to advertise
the market is quite high this time of night

dreaming of a higher life
high beam headlights bringing fairy tales into sight
i'm lost without what dangles in my face
this divine road sign is a quite tantalizing bait
Track Name: Fidget
i look at you and see a beautiful creature
and wonder what i have done
to deserve to have found you so early
i wonder what i have done
to deserve to have held you so briefly
i wonder what i have done
and now pan forward to eight years later
i hope that i am the one

i'm hunkered down and creeping
i don't want to make noise and wake you if you're sleeping
i'll try not to black out your sun
i hope that you don't choose to run away

my dysfunction has left me lonely
to dread the next round of play
its been so long i'm a little rusty
but once i'm in i'm in for the whole game

i'm hungry now so feed me
your scent is a gift that i wrap around me proudly
i can't wait to bask in your sun
i hope that you have grown to feel the same
Track Name: Hey Money
hey buddy
i think i live on your street
i've been walking for local hours
my symphony of defeat

i took my chances and ran away
i found my place but i did not stay

hey money
i used to go that way
i had it in my hands then
here i go again

as i obsess on yesterday
i carry on for someday
Track Name: Lilt
you don't know how far i'd go
to keep myself from feeling low
you'd say why must you go
you cant understand we have everything to lose

i can't explain
there's something about it
something inside me
something about you
hidden inside you

the distance measured in hundreds of miles
and emotionally further still
but i'm lost in your eyes i smile at your smile
and you've touched me deep against my will

there's no need to explain
it was just a mistake
a simple rush of blushing cheeks
i can't explain
there's something about it
something inside me
something about you
we have everything to lose

you'd say why must you go
you cant understand we have everything to lose
Track Name: Long Day
i woke up with the funk today
in the pit of my soul
and my will to win was gone away
i'm afraid of being low

there's a knock under the hood
i'm twenty miles outside of town
there's never traffic on this road
this is no place to break down

i promised myself that i
wouldn't go for that drive
why would i ever think that i could
walk that far

it's gonna be a long day

i just need to get up
i just need to walk away from it for a little while
i've been soaking in it an iron kettle over the fire
it's boiling hot now i've gotta go

i keep telling myself
i should never ask myself why
i'm counting down the seconds until i can
walk that far

it's gonna be a long day
Track Name: Massaponax
it's like you're walking on the wind
or an uprising of air
until your eyes step aside
for whats happening down there

in about an hour it will lift and drift away
strong and wise i have the power
to come and stay here every day

it just may be a good thing
or lost integrity
someday there just may be
a free and better way

this could be an answer
like the water fits the loch
a sour berry's sugar
a fancy hand space shaped like pocket
Track Name: One Car Apartment
congratulations guys
you've far outreached my expectations
it's fast and loud
like every other garage band

what happened to the groove
now it's like a standard rock tune
to catch the groove
i fear would break you

it's been fun you know
but now i'm done with cheesy covers
of my own tunes
so let's not bother with the others

is it wrong of me
am i this much of an asshole
for expecting quality
it's time to break away
Track Name: Rush Hour
this is how i begin my day
half a pack of cigarettes a pot of coffee
through the construction at break neck speeds

i'm traveling the same highway

and it's rush hour

why bother
tomorrow is just another winter day
and i'm tired of feeling this way
i just cant seem to wash away the gray

and it's rush hour every hour
Track Name: Skull Bong
she said i like the way those flowers look
inside your empty head
she thought she'd paint a picture
but i wrote this song instead

doesn't that beat all
i'm so lonely
i'm in a pitfall
lost and lonely
brick on a see saw
i'm so lonely

do you mind if i come inside

i'll cut my fucking ear off
and i'll send it in the mail
tomorrow to the promised land
with every unsaved whale
Track Name: Sometimes Words Hurt
i'm going down to the state park
i'm going down to the wal-mart
i've been feeling down and need a turn on
the coin op merry go round

it's an exercise in place and time
sometimes words hurt

i'm a window watcher
at the top of a flag pole
i don't remember last night
i've got a fear of this height

it's an exercise in place and time
sometimes words hurt
i think i missed a beat and lost the rhyme
sometimes the world hurts

he's a prodigy
at misogyny
what are you afraid of
self love self love
Track Name: Tired
this is how i spend my day
this is how i earn my pay
how did i find my way here

just make the time move on by
(tired of being tired - tired of being dog tired)
i find it hard to try
(tired of being tired - tired of being coffee wired)
just make the time roll on by
(tired of being tired - tired of being hog tied)
i'm tired of being tired
(tired of being tired - tired of being tired)

in this corporation
i find my separation
in my cubicle shoebox cell

just make the time move on by
(tired of being tired - tired of being dog tired)
i find it hard to try
(tired of being tired - tired of being coffee wired)
just make the time roll on by
(tired of being tired - tired of being hog tied)
i'm tired of being tired
(tired of being tired - tired of being tired)

i just want to spend my day
i just want to earn my pay
and go home
Track Name: Tourist Season
it's leaf season
and the streets are full of rvs
pulling suvs pulling saturns
and each one's full of floridians from ohio
that's where they plan to go
when the leaves change

to a patchwork of earth tones
the colors of the seventies
like the afghan that my mother would wrap me up in

well come and get you some cool
and soothing mountain air
it'll do wonders for your blue hair - blue hair
it's far better than last years
week long trip to branson
maybe tomorrow
we'll get to see the biltmore mansion

in a matchbook of earth clones
and people in their seventies
they're clogging up the buffet lines
and wearing out their atlas spines

go away - take your brake lights back
and your heart attack in the
fast lane - take your brake lights back
and your heart attack

it's tourist season
and i've got my in-state license
and my orange carhartt
i'm up in my tree stand
and now i've got a plan
i'm gonna bag a trophy timeshare salesman

it's society depriving everybody
of the ability of thinking free
we've got the army ants
and the worker bees
and the retirees
chasing happiness or what they're told it is
it's all right here
you watch too much tv
and you think it's funny
it just makes you stupid
Track Name: Vulnerability
i'm back in the car
thinking about writing
it never stopped me before
but i have nothing to say

i'm back in the car
thinking about driving
i now spend two hours a day

can you believe in your dreams
don't take this from me

open up to the possibility
vulnerability

i'm back in the car
doing the right thing
it has gotten harder each day

open up to the possibility
vulnerability
your kryptonite is a lovely green
vulnerability
Track Name: Weird On Top
for each problem send a silver dollar
each blink of the eye holds a thousand hours
there's a problem that needs fixing
because problems need fixing
there's no time left today for tomorrow

it's a chase but slowly unstoppable
to leave all this now would be wholly impossible

take the low light provided and
show off for the camera
take out the lens to make do
fly off into the sunset and
head west on a jet plane
take off your face to get through

it's better for all though all are still losing
there's nothing in this world that is worth all the confusion
give and take and forget that is what i tell them
the only solution is to stop dreaming

take the high life denied and
live for the moment
throw away what you've got to get through
dry off under the sunset and
ride off on a fast train
hold your breath until you're blue
Track Name: Yes Man
let's focus on the positive, yes man
i've got a brand new can do attitude
i wanna be your yes man
this is what happens when the box is left outside

put it on paper and write it down for me
i need a waste of time
i think it's time
to try conformity on for size

let's boost initiative, yes man
here comes another shift in mood
now i'm a senior yes man
this is what happens when i come unglued

pass the papers
let's leave a message flaming
it's such a waste of a mind
i think it's time
for you to try me on for size

can you handle the responsibility
cuz i'm not like you
can you handle the responsibility
are you afraid of me