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Number two of twelve albums

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released 01 February 2013

Written and performed by Brendan Fitzpatrick. Mastered by David Hurtgen. Artwork by Emily Lindskoog.

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Track Name: Deal Breaker
Deal Breaker

Papa was a trapper
Mama was a maid
We settled down a lot but we never stayed
I used to ask why, but they would just say
This is the best deal you’re gonna get

Got hired on a whaler
Sailed around the horn
The work was appalling and the pay was poor
I jumped ship around Baja when they said to me
This is the best deal you’re gonna get

Made my way to Coloma
Try panning for gold
But I got there late and all the lots were sold
So I found me a patron, raised my gun and said
This is the best deal you’re gonna get

They threw me in a buggy
And hauled me into town
Jury was done before the sun went down
Hangman said he hoped that God would have mercy on me
I said there’s a first time for everything
Track Name: Star Shot
Star Shot

Come with me and pleasures I will prove
The undiscovered treasure of the stars
Our damaged mother still withholds her love
While unbounded desire waits for us

Heed me now I'm offering you fire
With which to burn your earthly chains away
And float up to a new and brighter day
Just let yourself let go it'll be okay


Seven, six, five, four, three, two, one
We're flying through the barrel of a gun
Flying through the barrel of a gun
Ecstasy at the center of the sun

Can I just say something about those chains
You grip them way more tightly than they you
You wonder without chains well what remains
And I say everything that's truly true
Track Name: Duke of Raleigh
Duke of Raleigh

One eye tells me where I’m going
One eye tells me who I am
And my third eye is a bird eye
When I’m looking down I see everything

whoa

Shoobedoowop
I follow the voice of folly
Whatever you want
They call me the Duke of Raleigh

Yup, I’m living off the land and the land is fat
I got my sugar cane and my tricorne hat
And it's so fine up here when I'm lying up here
And I'm looking down I see everything

Ooooooo

I can't help it of I feel this good
Walking the streeets of my neighborhood
Seeing the smiles on all the faces
I know, I know everyone wants everything

Yeah yeah
Track Name: Pata Negra
Pata Negra

We wake down in Cadiz
We follow the southern wind
We’re coming to Sevilla
To eat the black leg of the pig.

The waves of almond trees
The cork, oak and tamarind
We’re coming to Sevilla
To eat the black leg of the pig


The fiery-breasted bird
Beats and beats on a guitar
We’re coming to Sevilla
To eat the black leg of the pig

The Caramello hash
In a Perdomo cigar
We’re coming to Sevilla
To eat the black leg of the pig


The bull kicks up the dust
The mule sleeping on the beach
We’re coming to Sevilla
To eat the black leg of the pig

The hills of Andalusia
Are quilted with olive trees
We’re coming to Sevilla
To eat the black leg of the pig
Track Name: Do You Feel
Do You Feel

Do you feel the message I'm conveying?
Must I say it aloud?
Are you that proud?
Pay attention to the way that I’m responding
When you’re asking me
Do you catch the subtlety?

Please pay no mind
To the words that you heard
They’re just words that I’m speaking
To be kind
But listen
To the way I inflect
What I say
And the aim of my phrasing
Should be plain

Oh yeah

Do you feel a thing, much less my pain?
Every time you come around
My poor heart, it starts to pound
If I had the strength to stare you down
And say what I feel
This is what I might reveal

One broken heart
And a love pulled apart
Love that would
Be a good place
To start
How blind can you be
Don't you realize
Nothing's free
Somebody pays
Love and lately
It’s been me
Track Name: Promethium
Promethium

I’m sick of these unbroken days
On this unmoving craft
With its unchanging view
Staring at the crow’s nest numbers
Waiting for the buzz

That pitchblende really knows how to hide
Black bubbles of potentiality
The Coyote went way down deep inside
And came back with fire

We don’t find much
But it’s enough to keep us going where we’re going
Nobody knows

Far away sun fill our sails
With your flames as you digest
Our former home


I was at my post on that zero day
The day when Promethium came down in the rain
And it destroyed us and it saved us
Shook us, pointed the direction and lit the way
Track Name: Argonauts
Argonauts

Let the iron fly right into the eye of the astroid
Let the sun-sail out come about in the inky seas
Spinning with the rock while peeling off strips of the pitchblende
And on the last revolution detach into the solar breeze

Then do it again
And again and again
We're talking about the life of an Argonaut as into darkness we descend

Do do do it again you got to
There's no going back and no starting over
And I'm way too young to forever just do it again
And I don't know when or even if I'm going to see her again

Go round around and around come on
We're bound for eternity or probably nothing
These tears they used to be old glacier
Now they just keep going around and around
Where is the coyote I need some fire
So I can melt more tears for the coming years
In the meantime peel away the pitchblende

Then do it again
And again and again
We're talking about the life of an Argonaut as into darkness we descend
Going deeper into darkness again
Track Name: Big Gun Show
Big Gun Show

Well baby light my fuse
Run fast as you can
Because I burn so hot
I turn glass into sand
Am I ready for the big gun show?

And if you sneak up on me
I might recoil
And my rocks might melt
Babe and start to boil
Am I ready for the big gun show?

Well well well
Shoot shoot shoot go go go
Lock and unload at the big gun show
It’s coming
From the look in your eyes
I can tell you’re a man
Who is constantly ready to take a stand
It’s coming

Well there's a whole lot of people
That don't like each other
I'm afraid of my boss
I'm afraid of my brother
Have you seen my brother
Well he's crazy as hell

And whatcha want me to do
Just sit here and wait
While they all get together
And become irate
If you take away my big gun show
Then I'm SOL

Well well well
Shoot shoot shoot go go go
Lock and unload at the big gun show
It’s coming
When the blue smoke rises
And the dust settles down
My god is gonna make his trumpet sound
It’s coming

And when the man comes around
To take me down
I’m going to make sure a couple
End up in the ground
That’s a saying where I come from
I can hear just beneath the pretty thing you say
You want to steal my money and try and take away
My guns. I ain't that dumb.

Well well well
Shoot shoot shoot go go go
Lock and unload at the big gun show
It’s coming
From the look in your eye
I can tell you’re a man
Who is constantly ready to take a stand
It’s coming
Track Name: NovaScot
NovaScot

The fish in the water
Erratic in love
The mountain it melts
In the mystery above
A tear falling from the snow
Rocky slope, river flow
I want I want
Everything I want

A drifter was tossed
On the terrible sea
I was looking for you
You were looking for me
And what a strange place I go
Rocky slope, river flow
I want I want
Everything I want

Light goes up light goes down
Tiny heart knows to pound
I was born born to run

Pins of light shine at night
Still I fight forever fight
I was born born to run


Was a time I was hooked
On a flashing I saw
Was a time I was cut
By the tip of a claw
And what a strange place I find
Rocky slope in my mind
I want I want
Everything I want
Track Name: Black Sunday
Black Sunday

We spent all day clubbing rabbits
Trying to rid ourselves of the latest plague
All around us folks were dropping from the dust pneumonia

Black Sunday

The Bible says it’s going to rain powder
A crow makes a nest out of barbed wire
The bigger the explosion the better chance of rainfall

Black Sunday

Black sun I can’t see you but I know you’re there
Black sun will you pass along my prayer
I’m ready for whatever is required
I’m thirsty and I’m tired
Aside from dust, you’re the only thing that comes from heaven anymore

A man took his medicine and then he died
And you can see the dark gathering on the horizon
There’s no way in hell I’m going to California

Black Sunday
Track Name: Salome
Salome

Salome in the river do I stand
If you dare to believe then take my hand
Let me help you go down in the water

I am here to prepare the world for Him
To light the way with the word where light is dim
Let me help you go down in the water

John I too want to take you by the hand
'Neath the trees we could lie down in the sand
There's nothing there in the river but water

Still you stand there and shiver in the deep
Come to me and you'll soon be sound asleep
The river knows I am Herod's step-daughter

Salome I refuse to take your hand
The lord is come and he walks on the same sand
I will raise up his word forever

If you come to be blessed then come to me
And if temptation you serve then off with thee
I will raise up his word forever

You say the lord is your king and you await him
But it's my father who's king and you’ve betrayed him
I will ask for your head on a platter
Track Name: Brother Brother Sister
Brother Brother Sister

I’ve no idea where to begin
Someday this will all sink in
Why oh why did the wheel stop here
The last frontier

We came to a mournful destination
No hope of safety or salvation
Sister found a crack in the wall
Enough space to crawl

Come on let’s kick up the dust
They just might be right behind us
Could be that we got away clean
The bloodiest day
I ever seen

Brother, brother, sister please have no fear
Hold your courage close keep your thinking cle