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Songs for a Gone World

by Jim Shelley & Book of Kills

A handful of accessible pop songs (loopy rock in a sort of Pere Ubu way) scattered amongst some really adventurous collage pieces and instrumentals with sampled sounds weaving in and out of the ether.
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1. Pista Por Pulgado
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2. He's Coming Back
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3. The Lawless '90s
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4. A Slight Shift in the Centre of the Universe
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5. Now I'm Nothing
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6. 3 Chrs 4-Ever She's Beautiful
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7. Serving Boiled String
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8. Covered with Lady Bugs
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9. Sleeping Would Be Great Shakes
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10. 1000 Voices
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11. Where Are Human Feet?
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12. Potatoes & Steak (Life for Life's Sake)
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13. This Is
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14. No More Cocoons
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15. Thin Passing
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16. I Found out It's in My Head
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17. Everybody Knows That Joke
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18. Why Won't You?
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19. I've Been Meaning to Write You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Songs for a Gone World

THE SONGS:



1. Pista Por Pulgado

2. He's Coming Back

3. The Lawless '90s

4. A Slight Shift in the Centre of the Universe

5. Now I’m Nothing

6. 3 Chrs. 4-Ever She’s Beautifu
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7. Serving Boiled String

8. Covered with Lady Bugs

9. Sleeping Would Be Great Shakes

10. Thousand Voices

11. Where Are Human Feet?

12. Potatoes & Steak (Life for Life’s Sake)

13. This Is

14. No More Cocoons

15. Thin Passing

16. I Found Out It’s in My Head

17. Everybody Knows That Joke

18. Why Won’t You?

19. I’ve Been Meaning to Write You



THE LYRICS:

Why Won't You? :: Why won't you just look at me? I say my prayers eight days a week Why won't you just look at me? What am I? Some sideshow freak? Why won't you just talk to me? I'm tired of playing hide and seek Why won't you just look at me? What am I? Some carney geek? You'll never know what I could do for you You'll never know what I could do for you There's nothing that I wouldn't do for you You'll never know what I could do for you Would you love me if I said I was sorry? Sorry that I let you make a fool of me Would you love me if I said I was sorry? Sorry that you let me make a fool of me Why won't you just touch me? I want you so bad it's making me weak Why won't you just touch me? What am I? Some sideshow freak? You'll never know what I could do for you... (This and all other songs on this album were recorded between March 13 - April 3, 1994)

He's Coming Back :: Nosedive karma dig your own hole Stewed to the gills in the house of dolls Plastic eye miracle new maps of hell This is the ice age or couldn't you tell? He's coming back I don't know how I just know Write on the walls but no one calls you a poet Portal to heaven don't tell a soul Kill me tomorrow big ugly mouth Behind closed doors it's business as usual He's coming back I don't how I just know...

...Now I'm Nothing :: I've given you all Now I'm nothing...

3 Chrs 4-ever She's Beautiful :: Family man said animal Might have been Christ or maybe Osiris Positraction bring home the bait Brains big enough changes made Standing ovation make everyone laugh My crazy joy just killed itself Everything's made of the same thing - nothing Nothing's the same as everything so sing Three cheers forever she's beautiful Three cheers forever she's beautiful The winter has committed suicide Three cheers forever she's beautiful Those who leave their feet in the gutter Nothing's sacred anymore No method to our madness when the blood runs cold A labor of lust coming down fast Trance and death monster and devil Everything's brilliant but nothing's too slow Play the game right and I'll see you tonight This is your valentine: Ecstasy and wine Three cheers forever she's beautiful... She is the shadow among the shadows Gold variety still much in demand Never more than meets the eye Despair is big with the lovers she's known She is the queen cat who has to blow Carries a beat up flute in one hand Thereby all you losers just let her lie Be still as if she would return to stone Three cheers forever she's beautiful Three cheers forever she's beautiful This winter has committed suicide Three cheers forever she's beautiful.

Sleeping Would Be Great Shakes :: My old friend can you hear me? Why is my voice so far away? Just one word could make you be Anything you want to be that day Time keeps passing but nothing's changing My mind blows out better do some rearranging No one's going to listen to my songs The words just break everybody's heart You think you understand but you got it wrong You been in the dark right from the start Time keeps passing but nothing's changing My mind blows out better do some rearranging.

1000 Voices :: I am distinctly original Innately in development I have in me a quite unusual intensity of life I can feel I have a marvelous capacity for misery and happiness I am broad minded I am a genius who sings songs without quite knowing why A 1000 voices calling to me and I don't know which one to answer...

Where Are Human Feet? :: Life for life's sake Life for life's sake I don't why but there has to be more Potatoes and steak...

No More Cocoons :: No more cocoons Here take this...

I Found Out It's In My Head :: Let the man who must see a vision hang by his neck And when his face turns black have him describe what he sees I found out it's in my head It is hanging on edge It is a pig that I see With its double hoofs it is a very fat pig I found out it's in my head...

Everybody Knows That Joke :: How many souls have fallen from the gutter? How many ghosts of old con men? Standing alone on a dark street corner trying to sew up the tales of a life that can't be mended God have pity if we ever wake up God have mercy on the moon and the rain You can't put the squeeze on to fill your cup Can't drink enough anyway to kill your pain You think I'm honest Everybody knows that joke I've never seen that place where the sun casts no shadows Lately I can't even feel my face think I'll pack up and just go Mothers call your children in when the sky starts falling Father cash your chips in when the dead heroes start calling God have pity if we ever wake up...

All songs written, performed, and produced by Little Jimmy Shelley. Recorded March 13-April 3, 1994, at the Fabulous Attic Studios in Dayton, Virginia, using modern transistorized electronic devices.


Written and performed by Jim Shelley except "1000 Voices" (Shelley/MacClane). 



There are far too many samples to list. 



Thanks to D.E. and H.C.



Finished on the 17th anniversary of the American release of the Clash's first album. 



Thanks to Christian for the extra voices.



And remember, if you don't get it, you don't get it. 



Dedicated to Susan. She would have gotten it.



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