The Barn Sessions

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released April 17, 2007

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Track Name: State I and I
Let me trip the reason of your lecture for a change
Let me tell you how you feel
Let me strap you down and put morphine in your veins
Let me fuck this bed of steel

'Cause here comes the State Inspector
So doctor all your resident records
Truth is he really don't care less
It's just the function of the politics and business

Oh oh oh...

'Cause here comes the State Inspector
So doctor all your resident records
Truth is he really don't care less
It's just the function of the politics and the business

Deinstitutionalization
She had a wife but left her at the station
And now there's women in the stairwells
Where their love lives don't fair well
Whoring themselves away in the kitchen

Oh the squalor
Whoa oh the squalor
Let it empty me
Welcome to whatever God may do
It's no secret that you'll never leave

(Hey, Chuck.
Yeah.
Come here for a second.)

Calling all the presidents men
'Cause I’m stuck in this room locked in
Won't you do me a favor and give me ten
So I can peek into the hallway again

Oh the squalor
Whoa oh the squalor
Let it empty me
Welcome to whatever God may do
It's no secret that you'll never leave

She was the daughter of the second American Revolution
A tall girl with a stones constitution
Track Name: Black Cab Motorcade
Well indeed you lost your friend
On the south side of where you live
All curled around his knees
Boarded up windows burned out brick
Oh please don't forget
A little know fact about the place you sit
It's always an empty plate
It's just there so we don't

Forget your loss and your history

Well indeed you found your friend
On the south side of where you live
All curled around his knees
Was it worse then you fret
Or the punishment you get
Hollow points in the concrete

Have you wailed for the likes of the walls and hunger strikes?
Are you more than what you hate?
Well your fear will not fade
The lines that paint your face
It's a black cab motorcade
Black cab motorcade

Well this one must be lost
At this ungodly time of day
A broken curfew has a cost
A tidy sum you'll pay
Teacher won't you teach your lesson
Though the young are hard to break
Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson
And the cost of school these days

Well indeed you saw your friend
On the south side of where you live
He was up and walking again
And have you heard what's happened since
Was it worth what you got
Is there any honor outside of revenge?
Don't let her set another empty place
We swear that we wont

Forget your loss and your history
Forget your cross and your history

Have you wailed for the likes of the walls and hunger strikes?
Are you more than what you hate?
Well your fear will not fade
The lines that paint your face
It's a black cab motorcade
Black cab motorcade

Black cab motorcade
Track Name: People to People
The women in the Valley Forge
They go day to day
Don't let them raid me home and
My home and place
But the man they can't see beyond
So they war and war
They don't remember what they
What they came here for

People to people are so unjust
Carry yourself well so
Carry yourself well
People to people are so unjust
Carry yourself well so
Carry yourself well

Women in the Valley Forge her
The once home of the brave
Don't let them raid me home and
My home in place
But the men don’t see beyond
So they become what they hate
They don't see that the moon has just
Yeah the moon is just getting its legs

People to people are so unjust
Carry yourself well so
Carry yourself well
People to people are so unjust
Carry yourself well so
Carry yourself well

Carry yourself well

And you don't even close the barn door
After the horses have scattered
And no one knows anymore
Where all the souls have gathered
Though they will keep an eye on what you do
And when the people have spoken
You won't say mercy on, mercy on you
Cause we will, we will be alive just broken

People to people are so unjust
Carry yourself well so
Carry yourself well
People to people are so unjust
Carry yourself well so
Carry yourself well
Carry yourself well
Track Name: Olli Olli
Big Olli Mack came out swinging
Looking for a soul to fry
When the dust settled up I said no sir no not I

It had been four years since he'd been put inside
He gonna' make all the men pay
And all the women cry

Olli Olli out come free
Olli Olli out come so guilty
Olli Olli state your claim
Olli Olli state your name your name

Olli Olli out come free
Olli Olli don't get me
Olli Olli whatcha gonna do

Cross your heart and hope to die
Hope to God saint Jesus lies
When the constable comes for you

They slapped him with a rifle
And threw him on the stage
He fired a shot for every month he'd been put away

Bookmaker (bookmaker)
What do we do here
It's hatred that keeps them coming second only to fear

In the wee hours of the night the bonfire still rage
Keep on keeping on and a martyr you will make

No talk of the cross
Just drugs and bombs and gasoline
Gunning each other down both loyal to the queen, see

Olli Olli all come free
Olli Olli don't get me
Olli Olli whatcha gonna do

Cross your heart and hope to die
Hope to God saint Jesus lies
When the constable calls for you

Olli Olli out come free
Olli Olli all come so guilty
Olli Olli state your
Olli Olli state your

Good Friday don't seem no good no more
We don't expect peace from no gun running whore
Bookmaker (bookmaker) tell us what you know
The tensions running high
This town is gonna blow oh

Olli Olli
Olli Olli
Olli Olli
Olli Olli Olli Olli

Olli Olli
Olli Olli
Olli Olli
Olli Olli Olli Olli

Olli Olli (all come free)
Olli Olli
Olli Olli (don’t get me)
Olli Olli Olli Olli
Olli Olli (what you gonna do)
Olli Olli
Olli Olli (oh when they come for you)
Olli Olli Olli Olli, Olli
Olli Olli Olli
Olli Olli Olli
Olli Olli Olli
Track Name: Calvado's Chopper
There's a quiet in the cellar
And if they find us
It'll be all she wrote
And by the time the ground thawed
The summer
She had barely spoke

I feel so
I feel so blind to what you're sayin'
And if I don’t,
And if I don't need your help just say it

He came screaming down the river
All hopped up on the Calvados
Whatever he
Whatever he's taking
Whatever he's making please don't give me any of those

Last time I saw him
Smiling, sitting up high in the caravan
As if to say if we are anything
If I am anything
Then this is who I am

I feel so
I feel so blind to what you're sayin'
If I don't
And if I don’t need your help just say it

R-E-E-L-E-C-T C-R-O-O-K D-I-S-T-R-I-C-T A-T-T-O-R-N-E-Y
(re-elect Crook district attorney)
Track Name: Right Me Up
Manny don't need no comforting
He just ask of himself to bring him up
Ain't gonna see him waiting on, waiting on, waiting on a day
Got him a chair in '73
It was his only option so Manny agreed
Same chair he has today
Since they threw the cane away

And Manny he been doing nothing he just doing his own thing
You know it's getting pretty cold out by the jub jub swing
Living with his sister till he got too big to roll in so he rolled out

Oh this friend today right me up
And oh this friend today right me up
And oh this friend today right me up
And oh this friend today right me up, I'm not so

And Manny you know everything always mattered to him
We've gone down past Fall River all the way to Tiverton
Watching Manny fall, you know he just don't know
Old man where'd you get the love that you sold
He don't know how he go and the wise man say
Young Manny said I'm going to the vineyard today
And yeah he go on ways to bide his time
You know he loves you when he forgets your name

Oh this friend today right me up
And oh this friend today right me up
Oh this friend today right me up
Oh this friend today right me up, I'm not so

'Cause my back isn't working, my feet not too well
My life isn't holding my body too well
'Cause my back isn't working, my feet, no not too well
My life isn't working my body too well

But the bottle, is not empty, 'cause your voices are all there
My life, will fight, my body for air
'Cause the bottle, is not empty, 'cause your voices are all there
My life, will fight, my body for air

Manny we gonna get that AM dial just right
I'll hold that hanger up as long as the Sox put up a fight
You know reception on this island was never so tight
Always left us pining away for more

Oh this friend today right me up
And oh this friend today right me up
And oh this friend today right me up
And oh this friend today right me up, I'm not so

Oh this friend today right me up
And oh this friend today right me up
And oh this friend today right me up
And oh this friend today right me up, I'm not so way, way, way, way
Track Name: Rushian
Rushian, always rushian
Yeah, yeah
Rushian, always rushian
Yeah, yeah

Anatole, do you have to
Keep on telling me
That this time will pass you

And we wont be
Rushian, always rushian
Yeah, yeah
Rushian, always rushian
Yeah, yeah

You set up the roadblock and don't speak of Kafka
And keep on telling me
The way you ride them czar's men will never match you

oodalolly oodalolly golly what a day
oodalolly oodalolly golly what a day
oodalolly oodalolly golly what a day
oodalolly oodalolly golly what a day

Rushian, always rushian
Yeah, yeah
Rushian, always rushian
Yeah, yeah

But don't look back
It'll only slow you down
Don't wanna' know the odds when it's us against the crown
And if you hear 'em close behind ya
Don't let the coin out shine you
Just leave them one by one by one on the ground
'Cause my sweet Czarina I'm sorry my sweet Czarina, I’m sorry my sweet Czarina, I’m sorry but you have to step down

oodalolly oodalolly golly what a day
oodalolly oodalolly golly what a day
oodalolly oodalolly golly what a day
oodalolly oodalolly golly what a day

CCCP, you'll never get me
CCCP, you'll never get me
CCCP
Track Name: Camilo
Woke him up with a barrel to his head
His eyes shut tight bracing for the blow
Resigning his life to the metal held in another man's hand

The only language we share
Is the distrust of war and utter looks of despair
Two soldiers separated from their packs
Twenty days in a concrete fallout
What life have I to take your own
Oh my country, won't you call out
Doorbells are ringing with boxes of bones
From another land's war torn corners
To a prison cell in my own
Punish me for not taking your orders
But don't lock me up for not leavin' my home

Your words just a bloody fallacy
A house of cards you painted white
Tried to recreate Normandy
But you made up a reason to fight
And now red oil is spillin' down on the street
And your eyes too big for the belly you feed
Decisions made in the distance between the dirt and your fancy shoes
Red oil is spilling down on the street
Your eyes so big for the belly is weak
Will you not refuse this currency
Or is blood money just money to you
Or is blood money just money to you

Twenty days in a concrete fallout
What life have I to take your own
Oh my country, won't you call out
Doorbells are ringing with boxes of bones
From another land's war torn corners
To a prison cell in my own
Punish me for not taking your orders
But don't lock me up for not leavin' my home

Twenty days in a concrete fallout
What life have I to take your own
Oh my country, won't you call out
Doorbells are ringing with boxes of bones
From another land's war torn corners
To a prison cell in my own
Punish me for not taking your orders
But don't lock me up for not leavin' my home

Twenty days in a concrete fallout
What life have I to take your own
Oh my country, won't you call out
Doorbells are ringing with boxes of bones
From another land's war torn corners
To a prison cell in my own
Punish me for not taking your orders
But don't lock me up for not leavin' my home

Camilo
Camilo
Leavin' my home
Camilo
Track Name: Diner Song
Oh oh oh…

Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Whoa you know I love to please her
Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Goes so far

Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Whoa whoa whoa you know I love to please her
Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Goes so far

I hope I get a little snack tonight
I hope I get a little smack tonight
I'll be starving
Standing in the broad day light
Just waitin' on the comin' of the night
24-hour diner's almost closed
All I need's a cup of joe
'Cause she's so nice
Treats me like I tip her from my head to her toes
Brings me my water with her skirt so high
I catch a little glimpse in the silverware shine
I ain't no thief
That just ain't right
But I ain't go no money
And I intend to pay for my meal tonight

Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Whoa you know I love to please her
Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Goes so far, yes it does

Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Whoa whoa whoa you know I love to please her
Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Goes so far

She's got a tattooed tongue
She loves to abuse
You can tell that she's good by the language that she use
She says meet you in the bathroom at a quarter to two
You know what you must do
'Cause the flood gate's open
Your hips are getting loose
You got a rocket in your pocket
'Cause you don't know what to do
So go, whoa she says I betcha that I can take all of your soul
You say put your money where your mouth is and let all be told

Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Whoa you know I love to please her
Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Goes so far

Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Whoa whoa whoa you know I love to please her
Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Goes so far

They got crayons on the placemats
Refried beans
Don't give me half-and-half
Just whip up my cream
Gimme some slapjacks
And flap on the butter
Corned-beef-hash
My mind is in the gutter
Heavy with the syrup
Heavy with the grease
My foots in the stirrup
Just do as you please

Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Whoa you know I love to please her
Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Goes so far

Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Whoa whoa whoa you know I love to please her
Whoa a little love at Caesar's
Goes so far

Na na na na na na na…
Track Name: Give You All My Time To Save
Sunshine you caught me sleeping
And I woke to your skies so grey
But I lay cold in the power of your keeping
So please don’t take it all away

Sunshine you fell down on me
As I was fast asleep
And now you woke in the power of your keeping
Just proved a second too late

Me I’m just calling you over
By the power of your own rays
And if I had half a mind
I’d give you all my time to save

Sunshine was I so blind
That I could not see your face
Wont you lend me half a mind
So I can have my time to save

Sunshine, you caught me sleeping
As I woke to a world so gray
But I lay cold in the power of your keeping
So please don’t take another second away

Me I’m just calling you over
By the power of your own grace
If I had half a mind
I’d give you all my time to save

Sunshine, was I so blind
That I could not see your face
And would you give me half of mind
I’ll give you all my time to save