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D I S C O G R A P H Y


meet me at the crux
Meet Me at the Crux

All songs written by Dirk Hamilton.

Original Release 1978
Electra Records

Re-release on
AKARMA Records
A Division of Comet Records


 

 

 

 

 

1 Mouth Full of Suck 

2 Billboard on the Moon listen
3 All in All
4 Welcome to Toyland
5 Tell a Vision Time
6 Heroes of the Night listen
7 Meet Me at the Crux listen
8 How Do You Fight Fire?
9 Every Inch a Moon listen
Bonus Tracks
10 The Condo Rows (recorded 1979 Venice, CA) listen
11 Don't Laugh at Me Louise (outtake from Alias i) listen
12 Santa Cruz Mountain Monologue (recorded 1979 Venice, CA)

1-9: ©1978 Rabbit Songs BMI
10: ©1979 Rabbit Songs BMI
11: ©1977 Rabbit Songs BMI
12: ©1971 Rabbit Songs BMI



 
    LYRICS  
   

MOUTH FULL OF SUCK

Ya walk in like white chocolate
and I just had my lunch
I don't ask for your marshmallow
So don't try to take my crunch (don't try to take my crunch)

Over by the window
with your turquoise and your gut
Ya talk like Captain Friendly
But your mouth is full of suck

Eyes that do not see you
Hearts that can't be touched
The vampire smiles to greet ya
but his mouth is full of suck

Oh, they got no life of their own
Oh, they got no life of
They got no life of their own
Maybe I should hole up
But I don't wanna hide
I'll grab a silver stake and take a walk outside

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BILLBOARD ON THE MOON listen

Steel pipes sing for the rainbirds' dance
and nobody's there but me
To stand alone by the grey pay phone
and hear the symphony

Diamond drops shoot through the air
with each whirring pass
and leap for the lawn that'll soon be gone
Replaced by glued-in grass

Take a walk real late at night
When everybody is asleep
Can you see how sad it is?
Can you see how bad it is?

Signs look silly when nobody reads 'em
Traffic lights change and nobody's
there to see 'em
Put a billboard on the moon
I'll be there soon

Streetlights line the streets and shine
A purple eerie noon
for the criminals and the cops
who always gotta stop
and ask ya 'bout what you're doin'

Ya float somewhere above your hat
Tied like a balloon
Ya see your reflection
and ya just gotta laugh
Ya know that isn't you

Take a walk real late at night
When everybody is asleep
Can you see how sad it is?
Can you see how bad it is?

Signs look silly when nobody reads 'em
Traffic lights change and nobody's
there to see 'em
Put a billboard on the moon
I'll be there soon

I know a painter who paints in blood
In an empty room
He'll soon be dead from the colors
that he's bled
To paint a billboard for the moon

Take a walk real late at night
When everybody is asleep
Can you see how sad it is?
Can you see how bad it is?

Signs look silly when nobody reads 'em
Traffic lights change and nobody's
there to see 'em
Put a billboard on the moon
I'll be there soon

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ALL IN ALL

All in all, ya say it's alright
Numb by day/fried by night
Bye bye love/gone by fear
Playin' dead and hopin' it forgets
you're here

All in all (don't help ya along at all)
All in all (it's alright)
All in all (all your runnin' don't
help ya along at all)

Lips by kiss/Rose by rain
Comin' closer put your hands against
the window pane
Feel the pain/break the glass

All in all (don't help ya along at all)
All in all (it's alright)
All in all (all your runnin' don't
help ya along at all)

Oh your eyes
When will you realize?
Come alive, come alive, come alive, come
alive, come alive, come alive, come alive
come a - who did it/who did it?

All in all (don't help ya along at all)
All in all (it's alright)
All in all (all your runnin' don't
help ya along at all)

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WELCOME TO TOYLAND

Welcome to Toyland everyone
Why were we put here if not to have fun
We got trains that toot,
got guns that sing
Ask any dolly, pull any string

We got Easter Egg Bunnies with nothin' inside
Covered up in chocolate, the hollow to hide
In through the window in Santa Claus clothes
Back up the chimney, bag full of souls

The maddening tick of a particular talk
Reminds me of the time I almost got caught
You had Boardwalk and ya wanted Park Place
I left you with your own birthday cake in
your face

Knock, knock (nobody home)

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TELL A VISION TIME

Hey, Punk of Progress
Raised to the hum of the Electric Governess
Don't change the channel
It's Tell a Vision Time

Listen, Slick, is that your spit that drools
between your feet?
Is that sound around your head a busy-signal beep?
Is your laughter manufactured?
Whatcha feelin' boy?
You don't really wanna talk, ya just want
friendly monkey noise

Hey, Punk of Progress
Raised to the hum of the Electric Governess
Don't change the channel
It's Tell a Vision Time

Sittin' soaked in cigarette smoke
and drenched in T.V. light
The message of our emptiness is broadcast every night
There's no need for burnin' books
now that they are ignored
I'm tryin' to reach your mind but
Howdy Doody keeps answerin' your door

Hey, Punk of Progress
Raised to the hum of the Electric Governess
Don't change the channel
It's Tell a Vision Time

Hey, Prime Time Picasso, there's no light
behind your eyes
The death you've dealt in all these years
has murdered it alive
Because the Dollar Boys don't buy
the Best you can create
Makes you no less guilty for the
garbage that you make

Hey, Punk of Progress
Raised to the hum of the Electric Governess
Don't change the channel
It's Tell a Vision Time

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HEROES OF THE NIGHT listen

Rap on Jack
I can't hear what you're sayin'
But don't backtrack
I already know what you're puttin' down
Out on the street
There's crazy-eyed men with repeaters
Talk is cheap
and nothin' can touch me 'til it
touches my soul first

All of the bald-assed lies that the parasite
Monster pumps into the children
Feelin' 'em reel to reel, and turnin' the
channel to find out what's doin'
In the vampire night
Jump into your jumpsuit
get your phaser by your side
Faster than light
Hear those heroes of the night
Hear those heroes of the night
Hear those heroes of the night

Rap on Jack
I can't hear what you're sayin'
But don't backtrack
I already know what you're puttin' down
Out on the street
The table is set for the final fiesta
Talk is cheap
and nothin' can touch me 'til it
touches my soul first
Hear those heroes of the night
Hear those heroes of the night
Hear those heroes of the night
Hear those heroes of the night

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MEET ME AT THE CRUX listen

Horace Tidas was murdered by the hatred
that he leveled on himself
Guilty weighted, he walked around
pretendin' he was somebody else
Froze in fear
You can talk to him, he don't hear
Now it's only role to role
It's the Horace Tidas Show

Blame your mama. Egg a duck
I'm watchin' what you're doin', and what your doin' sucks
It ain't bad timing
It ain't bad luck
When will you
Meet me at the crux

There's a little lady who, like a little baby, just wants him near
She ain't real spunky, she don't talk fast
but she's completely sincere
She's blind but she sure can feel
She's crippled and she reverentlykneels
in thanks for the new pair of wheels
he got thrown in with the deals
that he maimed her to seal

Blame your mama. Egg a duck
I'm watchin' what you're doin', and what your doin' sucks
It ain't bad timing
It ain't bad luck
When will you
Meet me at the crux

The table's gettin' tired
of holdin' up my elbows as I'm watchin' your behind
out on the dance floor shakin' at eye level all the time
Stop and take a breather
Let me freshen up your drink
Explain to me in detail how your
urine hits the sink

Blame your mama. Egg a duck
I'm watchin' what you're doin', and what your doin' sucks
It ain't bad timin'
It ain't bad luck
When will you
Meet me at the crux

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HOW DO YOU FIGHT FIRE?

Flies fly slow
In an early April
I lie low
And I dream of green

One righteous man could save the city
I lie low
Hear the powder blow

How do you fight fire?
You fight fire with fire

How do you fight fire?
You fight fire with fire, with fire, with fire

In the land of the lizard
Under the bubblin' mud
I lie low
And I dream of green

One righteous man could save the city
I lie low
Hear the blastin' caps blow

How do you fight fire?
You fight fire with fire

How do you fight fire?
Your fight fire with fire, with fire, with fire

Purifier
Makin' ash of trances
I lie low
Flies fly slow

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EVERY INCH A MOON listen

Think for yourself
You know that there's nobody else
Floating along down that river
The Sweet Forever
I could have stayed there
And had her by my side
But I heard a voice, and I made my choice
And down that river I sailed

Every inch a moon
Every inch a moon
Every inch a moon
Every inch a moon

And when I was hungry
He gave me a fishin' pole
And when I was lonely
He said "Reach down in your soul"
And when I was thirsty
He said "Watcha think you're floatin' on?"
But when I got bored that Magnficent
Force sent me a waterfall.

Every inch a moon
Every inch a moon
Every inch a moon
Every inch a moon

Sail on, on the Defiant
Lawyer leave your client lyin' by the beach
Sail on, no need denyin' it
I think you're gonna like the heavy load
I think you're gonna like the larger load

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