Haystacks

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about

recorded between April 2013 and September 2013.

album art by Theo Hyatt

credits

released October 8, 2013

all songs by Christian Lipski & John Lane

The PDX Broadsides & Deborah Lipski, sing-along - "Pockets Up, Boys!"

Henri & Emilie, spoken word - "Needle"

Jimmy Ether, drums - "Malapropism"

Deborah Lipski, spoken word - "This Way To The Egress"

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license

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Track Name: The Day, The Death
When day is done...

And in the death...
Track Name: Please & Thank You
You saved me the trouble of going to the trouble.
Now I'd like to know how I could repay you.

Isn't it funny?
Please and thank you.
No more money.
Please and thank you.

The windmill at your back seems to drown your voice.
Your shadow has no value once you've made your choice.

Isn't it funny?
Please and thank you.
No more money.
Please and thank you.

Once I was driving 'round the corner.
And I came back to see it was the same.

Why do you shed tears when you have changed the game?
Dwelling on the past will drive you half insane.

Isn't it funny?
Please and thank you.
No more money.
Please and thank you...
Track Name: Happiest Happiness
Another moment hypnotized
I'm captured in your loving eyes
Time stretches on for days
The happiest happiness
I've found in you it's clear

Another time another day
We both go our separate ways
As we come to realize
The happiest happiness
Means different things for you and me
Track Name: 11:11
Here it comes: 11:11

Here it comes: 11:11

There it goes: 11:11
Track Name: Saboteur
Well, I know that you've said no, but
here's a pick-up line.
So you're going to walk away;
maybe another time.

Saboteur!

Here's a joke I think you'll like-
hang on, how's it go?
So you're going to walk away;
please don't shut the door!

Saboteur!

Here he comes! Oh no! Here he comes! Oh no! Here he comes!

(The sad thing is that I think you and I would be magic. I just know it.)
Track Name: Down The Barrel
Looking down the barrel
Staring in your eyes
Making the connection
And blurring the lines
You can bring the fury
I can bring the peace
One way or another
It's gonna release

Hey man standing tall
You got it all
But do you have what it takes
To walk away
When you're afraid
Of what you don't understand

Looking down the barrel
Staring in your eyes
Making the connection
And blurring the lines
You can bring the fury
I can bring the peace
One way or another
It's gonna release

(Can you walk away when you're afraid of what you don't understand?
You wanna get it on? Better find out what that means in your head and soul before you lose control.
Is this about war?
Or is it about...)

Love

Looking down the barrel
Staring in your eyes
Making the connection
And blurring the lines
You can bring the fury
I can bring the peace
One way or another
It's gonna release
Track Name: Now Here Be
Now here be now.
(rolling on your way...)
Here be here now.
(rolling on your way...)
Track Name: Dogs8ball
Let's go
To the dogs tonight
Everything
Will be out of sight

Let's take a walk
Right through the park
I won't go far
Please throw the ball

Give me what I need
I'll be all you see

Love me love me love me
Oh you know that I'd do anything for you
Track Name: The Rescue Line
Throw me the rescue line...
Track Name: Steam and Piston Man
Yes, I think we're making progress, mister.
Yes, I think we're making progress now.
Yes, I'm thinking, yes, I'm thinking
Yes, I think we're making progress. Mm hmm.

One foot in Athens, the other in Milan
Over the horizon it's the Steam and Piston Man
Skin made of iron, fire down inside
Eating up the forests so there's nowhere you can hide

Tear that tree down now!
Build that fence somehow!

Send the helicopters, call in the police
His head is out in outer space blocking my TV
Don't know where he came from or how he began
But he's here and causing trouble, he's the Steam and Piston Man

I see a shopping mall.
I see a parking lot.
I see Chicken In A Chicken In A Chicken In A Chicken In A Basket!
(Yes I do)

Steam and Piston Man
Steam and Piston Man
Steam and Piston Man
Steam and Piston Man
Steam and Piston Man
Steam and Piston Man
Steam and Piston Man
Steam and Piston Man
Track Name: It Can Wait 'Til Wednesday
If you give it time it'll work out fine
No sense in worrying
Look into my eyes I have no disguise
And there's no hurrying
You know we both have better things to do

It can wait 'til Wednesday darling
There's no rush behind us
I say oooh...

We can spend the day doing things our way
Without that ticking clock
Together we can find ways to clear our minds
And still stay right on top
You know we both have better things to do

It can wait 'til Wednesday darling
There's no rush behind us
I say oooh...
Track Name: Needle
NEEDLE!
Track Name: Into The Green
Into the green
where the night-time earth just fell.
Into the green
where the childhood dreams all dwell.

We can see far.
Into the green.
We follow dreams.
Track Name: A Moveable Mountain
Chase the stars
in your heart.
Then you'll find
the ties that bind.
Track Name: The King of The Gulf Side
Where's the language
for trade and barter?
Silent movies
might take us farther.

Here comes the King of the Gulf Side
It looks so strange from the outside
But not so far

The goat is sliding
off the hillside.
Burning offerings
for the right guy.

Here comes the King of the Gulf Side
It looks so strange from the outside
But not so far
Track Name: The Next Town Over
Leave your troubles on the other shore
We can see the next town over
There's some music only we can hear
As we skim the grass and clover

I've been dreaming all my life
We don't have to wake up now
Warming under soft new light
And we're singing loud

Sunday sermons must be set in stone
But the hills will never cower
We're close that I can hear the waves
We have reached the next town over

Everything is beautiful
All the way up to the moon
Nothing's gonna hurt no more
Everything's in tune
Track Name: Said A Father To His Son
They're only mountains, not monsters.
For every rainstorm there's a flower.
I'll stay with you as long as I can walk.
I'll always listen as long as you can talk.
Said a father to his son,
so he'd know that he's not alone.

Sometimes my words can't teach you.
I've only love that I can reach you.
Said a father to his son.
Track Name: This Private Life
When I'm alone at night
When all the doors are locked
Where no one's watching me
I'm free to be what I always feel inside
But have to hide

This life is private
You get the mask
I can't explain it
Too hard to grasp
But I can show you
Open the door
For more

They will not understand
They have a different view
They're always judging me
They can't decipher the secret things I do
Can you?

This life is private
You get the mask
I can't explain it
Too hard to grasp
But I can show you
Open the door
For more

This life is private
You get the mask
I can't explain it
Too hard to grasp
But I can show you
Open the door
For more
Track Name: Pockets Up, Boys!
When the Kaiser comes to town
throwin' mustard gas around
he'll be itchin' and spoilin' for a fight.
But you can bet we'll work him over
if he ever gets to Dover.
We'll tell that Hun it's time to say good night!

Pockets up, boys!
Like the Queen who taught you well.
Take the sea ports; take the dell.
Pockets up, boys!
'Til you've vanquished, and they've fell.
You'll send their jammy souls all back to heck!

When the Jerrys storm the beach
they'll be stickin' like a leech.
You'll need salt and guts to send them on their way.
But you can bet we'll still be standin'
when they're through with their demandin'.
And yes, we'll live to fight another day!

Pockets up, boys!
Like the Queen who taught you well.
Take the sea ports; take the dell.
Pockets up, boys!
'Til you've vanquished, and they've fell.
You'll send their jammy souls all back to heck!
Track Name: In The Death
When day is done
Will you take me by the hand
Will you drop me where I stand
Day is done

Reaching out into the distance
Looking back behind the scenes
Is it something from my childhood
Or fragments of my dreams

And in the death
Will I see you as you are
Will I wonder you no more
In the death

Reaching out into the distance
Looking back behind the scenes
Is it something from my childhood
Or fragments of my dreams
Track Name: Brother Dan
Brother Dan
I know you're smiling again.
Gone are the sorrows
that marked each tomorrow.

There's joy where you are standing;
just reach out your hand and grab it.

aaaaah!

Brother Dan
so you've met your old man now.
Take up your shield
and watch over this brief time.

There's joy where you are standing;
just reach out your hand and grab it.

aaaaah!
Track Name: I Belong To You
I belong to you
come fall or summertime.
Everything you do
seems to make the wind chimes chime.

Don't worry 'bout tomorrow
'cause tomorrow may not come.
There's one thing you should keep in mind, so...

I belong to you
Hold my heart and don't let go.
Yes, you know it's true
that our love will always show.

Don't worry 'bout our past lives;
there's nothing we can do.
What matters now
I'm standing here with you.

I belong to you
from the moment you awake.
And when the morning's through,
our sweet love will still remain.
Track Name: Welcome Back
Welcome back
We're glad you're home
Safe and sound
It's been so long
Remember
The ones who love you
Welcome back

Welcome back
You were the last one
In the black
We've pulled our heads in
Forever
Down in the well
Welcome back

Time passed us by
We need it
And we can't see why we'd do it
Anymore
Alone on this stone
We won't leave our home
To try another day
So there's no other way
Welcome back

Welcome back
It got too heavy
To remain
So high, so high
Now we move
In two dimensions
Welcome back

Welcome back
Welcome back
Welcome back
Track Name: Malapropism
Everyone sees everything in time.
The frequency that you have set will shine.

It's just living.
It's only living.
It's just living.

Look within to see what you can't hide.
The curtain call that you've ignored goes by.

It's just living.
It's only living.
It's just living.

Cleanse the mirror of your heart to see.
What you've found is simple purity.

It's just living.
It's only living.