Fo'c'sle Cult Ballads

by Sad Eyed Beatniks

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It's not written in code Or tailored and sewed But it hangs on me like an overcoat Take a key and lock it With history's Davy Crockett Dried up contact lens in the breast pocket The elbows are ripped and worn The buttons poke out like a thorn When it's bunched on the floor it's a shapeless form And though seeing you like this really hurts You're still my favorite plaid shirt
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Bright little prune You delight me so You fall asleep and I keep tip-toeing around
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We can meet on Larkin & O'Farrell Streets tonight We can know that everything will be alright
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Piecing it together Cutting every single scrap Each line is straight Each line isn't on Why does it seem endless It's not on the line It's back It's right It's the fist wave
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You said you saw the sun shine in In an instant flash It burned the skin right off your bare back When you picked your gun pointed it At Lee Harvey's chest You saw the world rebuild itself again
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But you try to impress the ones you know You come with the paper, ribbon, and ink pen Wonder what the composition is in the end Anything for a friend That's what you say But you already bit at the one that you caught up Match the colors I would Everyday I take Every piece of the part Every song that I carve out of... But the saying isn't always the truth You count the numbers on the tracing paper's line Heavenly and divine All the while could never...
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Digging a ditch on the side of the road You never called the phone You let it ring But the ditch it fills as the water falls off You filled the fault Like you filled the wrong one that you thought you found
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It's alright to say that I'll be here It's alright to whisper under your ear It's not good enough to wonder what you do at home It's alright to say that I'll be here Thoughts that inch their way towards Feeling like the chance ... If you've got the right mind I don't think I want to know It's alright to say that I'll be here It's alright to whisper under your ear It's not good enough to wonder what you do at home
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Fo'c'sle Songs
My Favorite Plaid Shirt
Little Prune
New Century Theater
Agoraphobic Alma Mater
Jack Ruby's WWIII Manifesto

Cult Ballads
Free Composition #2
Ditch Song
It's Alright
Room Full of Pere Ubu Fans

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released October 16, 2017

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Sad Eyed Beatniks San Francisco, California

All music recorded on 4-track cassette recorders.

Written and performed by K Linn except where noted.

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