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D I S C O G R A P H Y


alias i
Alias i

All words and music by Dirk Hamilton

Songs 1-8 Published ©1977 by Rabbit Songs
BMI

Originally released through ABC Records 1977

AKARMA AK 323

 

 

 

 

 

1 In the Eyes of the Night 

2 The Ballad of Dicky Pferd
3 For Diana
4 Alias i
5 Los Gatos
6 Joanna Ree
7 The Classic Sweat Poze
8 The Light of Love
Bonus Tracks
9 The Big Boo Hoo
10 As a Matter of Fact






 
    LYRICS  
   

IN THE EYES OF THE NIGHT

I saw a dog in a trash can chewin' on a cat
I saw what looked like a madman he just stared and sat
I heard the concrete crackle, I heard the buzz above
When I passed that madman he raised a rubber glove
And a voice from the shadows whispered husky thick
And out the blackness I heard a cockin' gun click
I heard a cockin' gun click
I heard a cockin' gun click
I heard a cockin' gun click

I was out on the street and the moon was mad
Still in my head was the sound of jazz
Around my head was the smell of juice
And my mind was tight, but my soul was loose

Then it hit me like the jolt from a lightnin' bolt
And it shook me like some hands wrapped around my throat
And it took me and blew me in a cloud of smoke
Where I sat spellbound In The Eyes Of The Night

When you're lost in the jungle you just swing on out of there
But when you're trapped in the city breathin' terror air
Ya order a double then ya shove it down
Put on your leather jacket, you're invisible now
Seein' so many wounded, seein' so many sick
Outside of my windows I heard a cockin' gun click

Then it hit me like the jolt from a lightnin' bolt
And it shook me like some hands wrapped around my throat
And it took me and blew me in a cloud of smoke
Where I sat spellbound In The Eyes Of The Night

Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost
At the breakfast table paper smudged up
From the syrup on the fingers in the french toast

Under the moon, under the stars, under the jets,
Under the wires, under the roof, under my skin
Into my heart, and out of my soul
Upon this rock I build my church
In The Eyes Of The Night

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THE BALLAD OF DICKY PFERD
Clever, ever curious creatures called the human race
The guy who named you used the eyes stuck in his face
We build up high, we dig down low, we hit the moon
Let the bedrock crack, the cement crash and power back
Let the steel railroad track bend and break
And let the ocean overtake

And finally lookin' up to watch the mountain blowin' up
Oh, let the water flow
Let it flow, let it flow
And let the lava flow

Dicky sat with Will on the night of the day to come
With his head on fire he screamed out "Something must be done"
"There must be someway out or someone who takes calls"
But Will looked straight ahead with a fly on his eyeball

What could Dicky do?
He simply split in two
What could Dicky do?
He simply split in two

Stuck in a outhouse on a fist rested a chin
When through the thumbnail hole he saw the tide was movin' in
So he moved the walls a good ten feet as far as he could go
Then he grabbed himself a shovel and he dug another hole

What could Dicky do?
He simply split in two
What could Dicky do?
He simply split in two

Do not go gentle gentleman down into that good night
Cuz' it's a struggle and it is your turn to fight
You are no mercenary loadin' up to score
Have pride you are the losin' side of your
Private first world war

And let the bedrock crack, the cement crash
The steel rail bend and break

And let the valley open up and let the ocean overtake
And finally lookin' up to watch your world get swallowed up.

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FOR DIANA

As often as always
I'm thinking
As seldom as sometimes
Rememberin'
My first love was young
My song had begun
In the laughter of moments I knew it was time
For lettin' it into my head

The world was still young then
And simple
We knew what was right then
And what was sinful
We made love in love
And God was above
He was smilin' down on us, yeah that was the time
For lettin' it into our hearts

Mom's gone
Dad's gone
Come in
My bed is soft to lie in

And we were young and innocent
Young and innocent
And we were never growin' older
Carryin' her around on my shoulders
And I believe to my heart
It'll never die
And I believe, I believe
Love will never die.

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ALIAS i

Stick to your guns
And always throw in with the good guys
But if you end up robbin' stagelines
Do it in style
Do it in style

Do what you can
To learn how to roll with the punches
Remember to follow up on hunches as long as you're here
Raise your hands up to the sky
The Road, The Light, the Night
Is Alias i, Alias i

Stick to your guns
And learn how to wade through the phonies
The road that you're walkin' is lonely
But it's lit by your own light
Raise your hands up to the sky
The Road, The Light, the Night
Is Alias i, Alias i

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LOS GATOS

When the trees are meatless bone on Tate Street
And all the pretty heads are stuffed in hoods
And the foglights splash beside the road divide
You got the winter in Los Gatos

The people tucked inside a coffee shop
A man in a muffler lights a pipe up in the rain
The tourist lady's hair is purple soakin' wet
Cotton Candy in Los Gatos

Down in The Cellar you can get hot apple wine
Guitar playin' all the time
Across the room a girl is signalin' in mime

It's a little town that the Mexican called Los Gatos
It's a little town where the Spaniard found a home

"Mi casa es su casa" said the momma
"Una cerveza mas" she screamed
The donkeys' shiny wet reflects the stoplights' red
Out on the mainstreet of Los Gatos
"everything is slower here" the mayor drunkly sighed
Gazin' at the traffic jam
Across the street ya see the girl with silver eyes

It's a little town that the Mexican called Los Gatos
It's a little town where the Spaniard found a home

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JOANNA REE

With a chisel in your pocket
And your headband on your head
Ya' shut the door and then ya' lock it
And watch the ceilin' from your bed
And down the road the boys are brawlin'
And ya' walk down to see
Someday ya' gotta join us
Joanna Ree

When you're caught in some movement
And ya' stop beyond move
Ya' get your gun and then ya' cock it
With a slit innertube
And down the road ya' hear my band play
Would ya' walk out to see?
Ya' gotta join us
Joanna Ree

From the hillside I beckoned
Behind the campfire glow
And I knew any second
That you'd stand up and you'd follow
But one thing you should know is that
I don't want you to get the wrong idea
I don't want you to get the wrong idea
A black tide, come inside, the moonlight like cyanide
You can see
Someday ya' gotta join us
Joanna Ree

If you don't go crazy
I might find your body drunk to death
In the moonlight on plowed ground
But ya' know it ain't happened yet
Do you remember back when you
Ya' thought you were the greatest lover
Ya' thought you were the greatest lover under covers
But black tide, come inside, your insides like cyanide
You could see
Someday ya' gotta join us
Joanna Ree

And our faith is a puzzle
Of beliefs we can't believe
But somehow it makes a difference
Now you can stay or you can leave

Someday ya' gotta join us
Joanna Ree

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THE CLASSIC SWEAT POZE

I'm gonna be a star
So that everybody'll love me
Than I'll get a bodyguard
To keep them peons from me
And for the balcony rows
I'll strike The Classic Sweat Poze

I'll stumble on the stage
With beer foam in my hair
And I'll do the Boogaloo
With a bald polar bear
And when I pull down my hose
I'll strike The Classic Sweat Poze

I'm gonna marry a pigmy
A clubfoot to boot
A famous albino
In a chicken wire suit
Wherever I go she will go
To help me strike The Classic Sweat Poze

I'm gonna fill my swimmin' pool with K-Y Jelly
Then I'm gonna throw a party
And there'll be diamonds in the ice cubes
So they'll write about my party
And so the jet set knows
They can't forget The Classic Sweat Poze

I'm gonna eat a lot of glitter
To keep my shit from lookin' dull
I'm gonna make King Nero
Look like a stick in the mud
And when I powder my nose
I'll stop and strike The Classic Sweat Poze

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THE LIGHT OF LOVE

The Light Of Love it's shinin'
It's bringing the angel of mornin'
The Light Of Love the message that comes
To believers in white
The Light Of Love the herald of hope
For the sad eyes of cities
Agin' watchmen are standin' to see you tonight

When you were a child you thought like a child
Understood like one
But when you grew older ya' put away
All those childish things
And now that you're grown up and sewn up
Ya' feel somethin's missing
And sometimes in secret reach back
For the stubs of your wings

La luz de amor esta brillando
Esta llevando el angel de la manana
La luz de amor el mensaje que viene
A los creadores en blanco
La luz de amor el heraldo de esperanza
Por las ojos tristes
Veladores viejos estan parados para verte esta noche

When loves makes a circle to meet its begin
The you're left with a habit and that's love end
But when love makes a comet that screams through the sky
You almost feel like you will never die

The Light Of Love it's shinin'
It's bringing the angel of mornin'
The Light Of Love the message that comes
To believers in white
The Light Of Love the herald of hope
For the sad eyes of cities
Agin' watchmen are standin' to see you tonight
Veladores viejos estan parados para verte esta noche

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