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Number five of twelve albums

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released 01 May 2013
Written and performed by Brendan Fitzpatrick. Mastered by David Hurtgen. Artwork by Emily Lindskoog.

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Track Name: The Dancer
The Dancer

I was forced to say I
Don’t really know the answer
The kids all laughed The day I
She was a pretty good dancer

Bells started ringing I thought of everything
The walls were moving closer
Oh the pleasure the pleasure and the pain
The roll of the roller coaster

Ooooooo it’s going to be alright
Nobody knows the answer
Nobody but you
Track Name: Pamela
Pamela

I'm not afraid to say how I feel
And if I cry then you know that it's real
Pamela hear my words
Don't throw me to the curb
Say you'll be mine
Say we'll be fine 'cause I don't know
How it's going to go

I saw the pain as it fell from your eyes
It just happened to be the perfect disguise
Pamela say what gives
How are you gonna live
Say you'll be mine
Say you'll be fine

I can't go steady if I don't know
What steady is
I fear we'll drown in our own darkness
Pamela does it feel right
When you wake up in the middle of the night
Say you'll be mine
Say you'll be fine
Track Name: Iroquois
Iroquois

One day the dirt will flip around
And they’ll be buried in the ground
Grandfather sun will come and go and come and go
Iroquois in time will come back home
Oh my Cayuga
Mount that paint and take the old way home
Oh my Oneida
Joy will flower over me back home
Oh my Seneca
Time will come back around

One day a fire will fill the sky
This way of life will also die
Grandfather sun will come and go and come and go
Iroquois in time will come back home
Oh my Cayuga
Mount that paint and take the old way home
Oh my Oneida
Joy will flower over me back home
Oh my Seneca
Time will come back around
Track Name: Spikes and Spurs
Spikes and Spurs

Horse head cuts through the bone dry air
The sting of a yellow jacket
Squint for the points of a prickly pear
Moisture on my mind

Drag along a dry river
Staring at tracks in the sand
Cliffs in the sun quiver
Didn’t go like I planned
Farther and farther away
Away from my dying and my savior
Spikes and spurs

Arrow head cuts through the bone dry air
The sting underneath my jacket
Lying there a blade just below my hair
Moisture on my mind

Drag along a dry river
Staring at tracks in the sand
Cliffs in the sun quiver
Didn’t go like I planned
Farther and farther away
Away from my dying and my savior
Spikes and spurs
Track Name: Tim Took Off
Tim Took Off

Tim took off today
What a pleasant stay
Dug a bunch of ditches
Pitched a bunch of hay
Played the big gold trombone
Played until the stars went home for the day

I guess he’s going back
To the old leaky shack
He always had the touch
But it never came to much
Some folks are born with luck
Some times the luck gets stuck halfway

Ooh, I guess I feel pretty good
Ooh, I didn't think I ever would
Ooh, I'm pretty sure he's gone for good
Put your dress on we’re going downtown
Gonna turn this little town upside down
Cause Tim took off today
Track Name: Tend to the Fire
Tend to the Fire

Who are you to do the impossible
Greedy fool your back is against the wall

You pay the wage of the gravedigger
He works for you
Sit still tend to the fire until
The fire is gone

You’ll climb and climb till you get too high
And like a can you’ll be crushed by the weight of the sky

Don’t spend the dregs of your numbered days
Ruined and lonely
Sit still tend to the fire until
The fire is gone
Track Name: Read My Lips
Read My Lips

Read my lips
Move your hips
If you wish you knew
If I really love you
Read my lips

Check out my hair
It's all up there
The secret domain
Of my secret pain
It's all in there

Feel what you feel
That's all that's real
I see it in your face
When you're in that place
That's all that's real

Read my lips
Move your hips
If you wish you knew
If I truly love you
Just read my lips
Track Name: Our Fire
Our Fire

Oh, we have doubts and we have dreams
It’s never as easy or hard as it seems
We have everything that we require
Way down in the heart of our fire

Oh, we go back and forth but it don't mean a thing
Because you know I'm a prince
And I know you are the king
All of them words are just fuel for the pyre
Way down in the heart of our fire


Oh, trouble is out there and it's looking for us
And it’ll freeze you to death
If you think about it to much
But with every kiss
The mercury gets a little higher
Way down in the heart of our fire
Track Name: Tomorrow Must Die
Tomorrow Must Die

When the sun goes down it's time to get up
And dance all night
Cause the night is the only time you feel right
There's nothing but now forget about the future
Close your eyes
Let yourself go get lost and kill time

We always worry about tomorrow
And I don't know why
All I want to do is dance
And feel alright
And so tonight
If we're really going to live
Tomorrow must die

They say sunlight disinfects this world
But let's get real
The true evil sits in the sun and makes deals
All I want to do is dance around a fire
And if we dance enough
The earth will stop turning
And the freaks will fly off

We always worry about tomorrow
And I don't know why
All I want to do is dance
And feel alright
And so tonight
If we're really going to live
Tomorrow must die
Track Name: Judas
Judas

I just want to follow I just want to follow
Follow you to wherever you go
Disappear into the flock
I don’t want to be
What he wants me to be
Why must God
Betray me

I would gladly die with you
There’s only one thing I wouldn’t do
To give you up give up on you
That’s not me
I’m full of love
Why does God
Betray me

I just want to follow I just want to follow
Watch the word climb the sky
How could I darken the Sun with a lie
When there is truth
For all to see
Why must God
Betray me
Track Name: There is a Word
There is a Word

There’s a word for this
Used to be coincidence
Not much of a Romeo
If you want to go
That okay, why don’t you just go

I was king of all I could see
Some young thing un-sceptered me
Now I’m a lonely subject
Furrowing my field
With this old broken shield

I woke up to a necromantic
Dancer floating over me
Two serpents entwined
Beneath wings of pure ecstasy
I rose as if lifted by the thread
That stitched together all the numberless dimensions
At last to alight on a silver lily pond
Slash River Ocean

In other words

There's a word for this
Maybe it's just a pause for emphasis
I don't think I'll be coming back too soon
That is, since I tried what's on offer
On the other side
Track Name: Mollywine
Mollywine

I was always told
To walk a righteous road
And sing in harmony
With the heavenly choir

For if you stray too far
No matter who you are
The lord will come
And set your fields on fire

Mollywine devine
I'm thirsty all the time
Save a drink for me
Would you Molly

The red the white and blue
The way that I love you
These things conspire
To tear a boy to pieces

When I taste your wine
And trace your twisting lines
Your sweet perfume
There ain’t no room for Jesus