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The Drought and Draught of Hope

by Throbbing Mattress Kitten

Splashed with a sense of place, this set of tunes wafts out of the Northwest U.S. of A., leading you on a restless journey while crisscrossing the footsteps of pioneers. In this revolution of time, we all feel the drought and the draught of hope.
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1. Suroeste
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2. 3 Is Just the Way In
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3. It's Not the Government-It's Your Ancestors
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4. Bittersweet Recklessness
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5. Belly Dancing On a Cancerous Ocean
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6. Middle East Via Npr
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7. Do You Ever Get the Feeling
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8. Lies Lies Lies
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9. Lawn Ornament
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10. Swords and Shields
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11. Hhhhhh Npr Coverage Prediction
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12. All Eyes Are On Us Tonight
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Suroeste
(Jeremy Dickerson, Timothy Lee Russell)
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I've got a bad case, chronic indecision
I have a stated mission but where to put my foot next
Beyond the known, maybe there's a crevice
where I fall to my death

Or maybe I'll wear a wreath,
give a short speech to whoever's around

Sure is hard to know
which way to go, which way to go

It sure is hard to know
which way to go, which way to go

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3 is just the way in
(Timothy Lee Russell)
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3 is just the way in
Four to feel normal again
Five and six for my friends
One more and they change
into enemies again

Stuck in the black rock mountains of sin

Black coal beds swim by
Under a balcony that's one chair wide
Two stories high above the warm railway tracks
You think you yankees have got all the facts

Stuck in the black rock mountains of sin

Taps a horse-shoed heel
Throws a roach in a rusty old can
It's filled to the brim
He can't remember when
Oh no...

Stuck in the black rock mountains of sin

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Its not the government - its your ancestors
(Timothy Lee Russell)
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Can we make the poor and weak
Succumb to our fantasy
Artificial structuring
An implied aristocracy

And when you're falling down
We'll catch you
And when you need a thing
We'll help you

Refuse and you bring
an ancestor spring
A revolution you can't control
Let's find the mole
and regain control

For Aunt May
For Uncle Joe
For Grandma Richards
For the nation's very soul

For mothers and daughters
For sons and their dads
For distant cousins
and friends that you've had
Tyche is smiling
although she is stone
For without a family
we all die alone

Can we make the poor and weak
Succumb to our fantasy
Artificial structuring
An implied aristocracy

And when you're falling down
We'll catch you
And when you need a thing
We'll help you

Refuse and you bring
an ancestor spring
A revolution you can't control
Let's find the mole
and regain control

For the nation's very soul

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Bittersweet recklessness
(Timothy Lee Russell)
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Sad as a dusty rose
Heart sings this rusty prose
You'll sure hear me hon'
Does the moon trail the sun

You're missing
Since a day ago
My face is blistering
Many more miles to go

The clay beneath my heat
would rather feel the heat
than know the bittersweet
recklessness of you

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Belly dancing on a cancerous ocean
(Timothy Lee Russell)
---
Done moving in is such a relief
Seems I've been working the whole week
I can wait weeks, so long it seems
I was just waiting with this lack of time

I haven't felt like this in years
No, not so many times like this
The clouds and the thunder
that the rain has kissed
Reminds me
of one or two things I miss

I find in my hands
the thing I find
staring back at me
acting snide
It sparks emotion
becomes a quotient
Belly dancing on a cancerous ocean

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Middle east via NPR
(Timothy Lee Russell)
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Instrumental

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Do you ever get the feeling
(Timothy Lee Russell)
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Do you ever get the feeling
that you are not a normal person
Does it ever make you feel so strange
Does it ever make you feel afraid

Do you ever get the feeling
that you are not a normal person
Does it ever make you feel so strange
Does it ever make you afraid

Do you ever get the feeling
that you're not a normal person
Do you ever make you feel so strange
Does it ever make you feel afraid

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Lies lies lies
(Timothy Lee Russell, Jeremy Dickerson)
---
Wild jasmine
The smell of color
Disparate senses that run together
while birds are sleeping
in the hallway
The sound of thunder calms me
It quickly slowly calms me
It quickly slowly calms me

Lies lies lies lies lies
All I have is lying
at the foot of your steps
at the foot of your steps

On my left, packed carefully
is the case that I prepared
to put into your custody
The fears I want to share

You're something but I don't know what
You're someone but I don't know who
You're somewhere but I don't know where
I'm guessing I was in the way
of you and your getting there

Lies lies lies lies
Lies lies lies lies
Lies lies lies lies
Lies lies lies lies

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Lawn ornament
(Timothy Lee Russell)
---
I'll be right over son
to pick it up
How could I become a person of interest
In the theft of a lawn ornament
This inquisition is really intense

Do I need a lawyer for to come and prove my innocence
Got a handlebar mustache to my name
and a pair of jeans I've been wearing in the rain

Tapping my knee and trying to stop
This time I ain't gonna end up on top
I start to confess and then I stop
Why am I pouring myself out to this cop
when it's my best friend Charlie who shot

Do I need a lawyer for to come and prove my innocence

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Swords and shields
(Timothy Lee Russell, Jeremy Dickerson)
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Swords are metal, then shaped
to draw blood to the surface

Swords, the blacksmith has decreed
The finest of all cutlery

Swords, our blades lay waste
to the taste of infantry
Swords, our blades lay waste
to the taste of infantry

Sword, sword, sword
Sword, bring me home
leave their blood on the stones

Shields, just wood and iron
leave some space for not dying

Shields, the craftsman has agreed
keep off death for a fee

Shields, our face makes space
for a place in infamy
Shields, our face makes space
for a place in history

Shield, shield, shield
Shield, bring me home
keep our blood from the stones

We sell swords!
We sell shields!
We sell swords!
We sell shields!
To anyone.

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HHHHHN NPR Coverage Prediction
(Timothy Lee Russell)
---
In Japan
star anise
is much more dangerous
than the Chinese variety

Don't fight the flu
with Japanese star anise
A viral Pernod
with neurotoxin release

The pericarp of illicium verum
elicits licorice, fennel, and tarrogon
Tamiflu, bardan, pho and absinthe
each have this seed in their unique mix

HHHHHN, HHHHHN, HN is just a passing fad, HHHHHN is where it's at

Sikimitoxin and anisatin
are best burned shikimi style
The eight points on this particular star
won't protect you from the dreaded SARS

Lab fermented E. coli
drunk on glucose, so very high
Ira Flatow will cover this topic
on an upcoming science friday
spotlight...

HHHHHN, HHHHHN, HN is just a passing fad, HHHHHN is where it's at

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All eyes are on us tonight
(Timothy Lee Russell)
---
All eyes are on us tonight
Your eyes reflecting neon light
Mine deflecting cameras
that say we're in love

Beamed from a satellite above




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