Obliteration

      Obliteration

A kiss is a kiss,
is just a kiss.
A kiss is a kiss,
nothing more nothing less.

A kiss is a kiss,
a promise of bliss,
a promise of bliss.

Obliteration
Obliteration

A kiss is a kiss,
is just a kiss.
A kiss is to know
worthy and blessed.

A kiss is a crime
in the dark alley of an
embrace that’s not mine.
A homicide, a kiss is a crime.

Obliteration
(repeats)

A kiss is a kiss,
is just a kiss.
A promise of bliss,
nothing more nothing less.

(Outro)

Obliteration
(repeats)

A kiss…
Obliteration

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East West

      East West

East West

The skies’ half circle surrounds us again
The skies’ half circle surrounds us again

East West, East West
A continent before we can rest

East West, East West
A continent before we can rest

Its just the way the world turns
It’s just the way it turns
Its just the way the world turns
From east to west.

You know its all in your head
You know its all in your heart
You know it’s all within you
To make a new start

East West, East West
A continent before we can rest

It’s just the way that we turn
It’s just the way we turn
It’s just the way that we turn
From east to west

You know the places you been
You know the faces you seen
You know the life that you’ve lived
You lived in a dream.

East West, East West
A continent before we can rest

The skies’ half circle surrounds us again
The skies’ half circle surrounds us again

East West, East West
A continent before we can rest

It’s just the way a life turns
It’s just the way life turns
It’s just the way a life turns
From east to west

You know the voice in your head
You know the voice in your heart
You know the voice within you
Says make a fresh start

East West, East West
A continent before we can rest

(break)

East West, East West
A continent before we can rest

Its just the way the world turns
It’s just the way it turns
Its just the way the world turns
From east to west.

You know the places you been
You know the faces you seen
You know the life that you’ve lived
You lived in a dream.

East West, East West
A continent before we can rest

East West, East West
A continent before we can rest

The skies’ half circle surrounds us again
The skies’ half circle surrounds us again

(repeats)

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Days Are Few

      Days Are Few

Days Are Few

Words
of the wise,
guidance
of age,
cannot shake
or sway what you
know to be true.

Rules
of the road,
gravity
itself,
in your youth
means nothing
to you.

Your whirling of dervishes, drunken and wild
in cathedrals where lost souls pray
come back to haunt you, in your reflections,
debt that you cannot re-pay.

Fields
of your days,
blazing
at night.
Calculate
what the flame
has consumed.

Seasons
that turn
render
barren reserves
in light of
golden harvest moons.

Now winter wind blows cold and curls round your neck
as your house echoes empty and still.
Shadows grow long, curtains are drawn
and embers are stirred in the chill.

Voice
of a childs’
ghost
on the trail
that leads
‘neath the snow
from the shore.

Steps
wandering,
circle
about,
across
the cold
forest floor.

If I could reach out across the divide
and deliver you safe on your way,
shake you and wake you, re-direct you
to’ve known what I know today.

Days Are Few
They spill from our hands like grains of sand
And fade from our distant view.

Days Are Few
Leaving no trace as we pass thru our days
stumbling after truth.

Days Are Few

Days Are Few

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Mother’s Kitchen

St. Vitus Dance
St. Vitus Dance
      Mother's Kitchen

(Words and Music by John Halka)

Do the invisible shuffle
with the California muscle.
You really try to hustle
when the leaves start to rustle.
Well, come on down don’t hesitate.
Everybody’s waitin’ don’t be late.
Mother’s Kitchen you’ll meet,
your mate.

Join the continental habit.
Feel the wind now grab it.
Catch a speedy rabbit.
You know it’s your turn to have it.
Well everybody’s watchin’ don’t be late.
Telephone’s ringing, see how you wait.
Mother’s Kitchen…

Don’t look over your shoulder
‘cause you’re so much older.
The wind is always colder
when you reach out to hold her.
Well, come on down don’t hesitate.
Everybody’s here you don’t have to wait.
Mother’s Kitchen you’ll meet,
your mate.

Do the invisible shuffle
with the California muscle.
You really try to hustle
when the leaves start to rustle.
Well, come on down don’t hesitate.
Everybody’s watchin’ don’t be late.
Mother’s Kitchen you’ll meet,
your mate.

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Matchbox

St. Vitus Dance
St. Vitus Dance
      Matchbox

(Words and Music Carl Perkins)

Well, I’m sitting here wondering
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Yeah, I’m sitting here wondering
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I ain’t got no matches
But I got a long way to go

I’m an ol’ poor boy and a long way from home
I’m an ol’ poor boy and a long way from home
Guess I’ll never be happy
Everything I do is wrong, yeah

Well, let me be your little dog
Till your big dog comes
Let me be your little dog
Till your big dog come
When the big dog gets here
Show him what this little puppy done

Yeah, I’m sitting here wondering
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
Yeah, I’m sitting here wondering
Will a matchbox hold my clothes
I got no matches
Got a long way to go

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Angela

St. Vitus Dance
St. Vitus Dance
      Angela

(Words and Music Eric Schuurman)

You said your name was Angela,
a kind offering from above.
You were sent to spread warmth and softness,
delivered with a message of love.

You told me you were fond of flowers,
and anything ‘neath the firmament that grows.
But we both realize now that it was a mistake,
When I snipped from the bush to bring you a rose.

I erred in judgement grievously,
I offered and you took on your own terms.
Sincerely I feel us both to be blamed
when you grasped that thorny rose much too firm.

How can I bring you something beautiful,
something that grows in open space,
when I know you’ll just want to clutch it tight,
and then display it in a vase?

You should not feel so angry Angela.
To you I meant the least of harm.
And that such animosity lingers still,
I find due reason for alarm.

To you again I apologize,
tho you’ve yet found words to forgive.
You shouldn’t retain this bitterness,
it’s so unreasonably destructive.

You said your name was Angela,
and I did not disbelieve.
Now please don’t give me cause to suspect
that I might have been deceived.

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Wild Child

St. Vitus Dance
St. Vitus Dance
      Wild Child

(Words and Music The Doors)

All right

Wild child full of grace
Savior of the human race
Your cool face

Natural child, terrible child
Not your mother’s or your father’s child
Your our child, screamin’ wild

An ancient lunatic reins
In the trees of the night
Ha, ha, ha, ha

With hunger at her heels
Freedom in her eyes
She dances on her knees
Pirate prince at her side
Starin’ into a hollow idols eyes

Wild child full of grace
Savior of the human race
Your cool face
Your cool face
Your cool face

Remember when we were in Africa?

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Tiny Montgomery

St. Vitus Dance
St. Vitus Dance
      Tiny Montgomery

(Words and Music Bob Dylan)

Well, you can tell everybody
Down in ol’ Frisco
Tell ’em
Tiny says hello.

Now, every boy and girl’s
Gonna get their bang
‘Cause Tiny Montgomery’s
Gonna shake that thing
Tell everybody
Down in ol’ Frisco
That Tiny Montgomery’s comin’
Down to say hello.

Skinny Moo and T-Bone Frank
They’re gonna both be gettin
Outta the tank
One bird book
And a buzzard and a crow,
Tell ’em all
That Tiny’s gonna say hello.

Scratch your dad
Do that bird
Suck that pig
And bring it on home
Pick that drip
And nose that dope
Tell ’em all
That Tiny says hello.

Now, he’s king of the drunks
An’ he squeezes, too
Watch out, Lester
Take it Lou
Join the monks
The C.I.O,
Tell ’em all
That Tiny Montgomery says hello.
Now grease that pig
And sing praise
Go on out
And gas that dog
Trick on in
Honk that stink
Take it down
And watch it grow
Play it low
And pick it up
Take it on in
In a plucking cup
Three-legged man
And a hot-lipped hoe
Tell ’em all
Montgomery says hello.

Well, you can tell everybody
Down in ol’ Frisco
Tell ’em all
Montgomery says hello.

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Lights Out

St. Vitus Dance
St. Vitus Dance
      Lights Out

(Words and Music Mike Bloomfield)

Standin’ on my front porch
Grabbed her and I kissed her
Boy I was surprised when I saw her little sister

Lights out
Lights out
I’m glad the lights was out
Sister knows what it’s all about
What to do when the lights go out

Mother looked at me
She was peepin’ through the window
Way she looked at me you’d have thought I was her sister

Lovin’ on the front porch
Took mama’s swing
I can almost hear those weddin’ bells ring

Lights out
Lights out
I’m glad the lights was out
Sister knows what it’s all about
What to do when the lights go out

Now we’re married
And we got a little house
Had to marry little sister ’cause the lights went out

Lights out
Lights out
I’m glad the lights was out
Sister knows what it’s all about
What to do when the lights go out

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Crawlin’ King Snake

St. Vitus Dance
St. Vitus Dance
      Crawlin' King Snake

(Words and Music The Doors)

Well, I’m the Crawlin’ King Snake
And I rule my den
I’m the Crawlin’ King Snake
And I rule my den
Yeah, don’t mess ’round with my mate
Gonna use her for myself

Caught me crawlin’, baby, window
Grass is very high
Keep on crawlin’ till the day I die
Crawlin’ King Snake
And I rule my den
You better give me what I want
Gonna crawl no more

Caught me crawlin’, baby
Crawlin’ ’round your door
Seein’ everything I want
I’m gonna crawl on your floor
Let’s crawl
And I rule my den
C’mon, give me what I want
Ain’t gonna crawl no more

Alright, crawl a while

C’mon crawl
C’mon crawl
Get on out there on your hands and knees, baby
Crawl all over me
Just like the spider on the wall
Ooo, we gonn’ crawl, one more

Well, I’m the Crawlin’ King Snake
And I rule my den
Call me the Crawlin’ King Snake
And I rule my den
Yeah, don’t mess ’round with my mate
Gonna use her for myself

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