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D I S C O G R A P H Y


solo mono
Touch and Go

All songs written by Dirk Hamilton.

©2016 Rabbit Songs/Yell Music, BMI

Produced by Rob Laufer

 

 

 

 

 

1 Gladiola 

2 Misery Woman
3 Head On A Neck
4 Touch And Go
5 We Live In A Dream
6 For The Love Of A Lady
7 Blame The Poor
8 Not Free To Me
9 Build A Submarine
10 A Stepper Like You
11 Cheers To The Heart
12 The Only Thing That Matters
13 Mr. Moreno
 


 

 
    LYRICS  
   

TOUCH AND GO

GLADIOLA

The gods are up there pounding their astounding sounding
Thunder drums in tidal waves come crashin;
splashin' you and me, Gladiola
Jump a crack of lightning
Feel our bodies tightening
In a flash we stumble back and now
our hair is blazing blue and green,
Gladiola
Is this a shadow show, only a
performance
And if suffering makes us grow, then
we should be enormous

Mystery dance, mystery dance
Take a chance, chance that dance
Gladiola, Gladiola
Big brave heart, love stop time,
disappear fear, soul not mind
Gladiola, Gladiola

Pelting down a rain insane
shatters through a windowpane,
soaks a carpet in a room, Gladiola
It's a strange rain with sand, it's a
woman and a man floating just
above their doom, Gladiola
Yes this is a shadow show, also a
performance
And the suffering makes us grow 'til
love cannot ignore us

Mystery dance, mystery dance
Take that chance, chance that
dance
Gladiola, Gladiola
Gladiola, Gladiola
Strong like the flower

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MISERY WOMAN

Misery woman I’m sorry I'm bleeding on you
I'm only kneeling to wipe this blood off your shoe
The darkness you hide in my night owl eyes see through
You're desperate to love but you hate anyone who'd love you

Sing me back meadowlark to when we were young
Creek full of crawdads, frog legs strung and hung
Our hearts were empty goldfish bowls in the sun
Soon to be filled then spilled by some someone
Misery woman, trouble child, misery woman

Queen of the angels, orphan, monkey from hell
Which one would walk through that door I never could tell
When a demon takes over there's a burning electric fire smell
I'm leaving, I'm leaving, I love you and wish you well
Misery woman, trouble child, misery woman
I'm leaving, I love you

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HEAD ON A NECK

Down in Manor, Texas where we used to live
In a house full of scorpions on Rydalwater Ridge
Water moccasins in the water, snappin' turtle stew
Where yellow jackets, chiggers and cactus stick ya' too

It was the head. It was the head on the neck. It was the head on the neck on the tail of a snake that bit him (2xs)

Tornadoes in the distance, lightning all around
The wind hit like an invisible train and tore the oak tree down
Eardrum crackin' thunder directly overhead
Wife and kids were in the bathtub underneath a mattress bed

It was the head. It was the head on the neck. It was the head on the neck on the tail of a snake that bit him (2xs)

Tornado broke a window, sucked the air out of the room
I ran down the stairway into a raccoon
We both jumped up screamin', we both ran different ways
A cabbage patch doll named Clint came to life that day
and started for the bedroom and the wife and kids
So I threw him out the window, that's exactly what I did
Rollin and tumblin' he twisted up to Oz
Where he taught the wicked witches just what wicked was

It was the head. It was the head on the neck. It was the head on the neck on the tail of a snake that bit him (2xs)

The winds continued eastward and blew the rain away
We found the body of a shake bit man outside the house that day
And everything has changed now since that 6th of May
What happened had to happen. What else can I say?

It was the head. It was the head on the neck. It was the head on the neck on the tail of a snake that bit him (2xs)

It was the heart. It was the heart in the chest. It was the heart in the chest in the body of the man that quit him

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TOUCH AND GO

Sweet Forever, cartwheel in the sand
Lightening in a bottle, woman and man
On the horizon a blue whale blows
Touch and go, it's touch and go

Are you keeping a secret or is a secret keeping you?
Watching you sleeping I wonder what's true
The rhythm of your breathing, the twitching of a toe
Touch and go, it's touch and go

I'm moving inside you, we disappear with a moan
Touch and go

Sad eyed lady, do you know who I am?
Do I know who you are here holding my hand?
Twin flames in a sunset, above the ocean's glow
Touch and go, we touch and go

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WE LIVE IN A DREAM

I once had a buddy, but he passed away
And I cried 'til the other night when my buddy came around to say
Ya' live in a dream where anything can happen, don't let it catch you nappin'
Ya' live in a dream, where anything can happen, in a dream

We were unknown legendaries, from a podunk town
Imagination vagabonds, wearin' our innocence down
And livin' a dream where anything can happen, we never let it catch us nappin'
Livin' a dream where anything can happen, in a dream

Row your, row your, rowboat down the stream
Merrily, merrily, ,merrily, merrily
Remember to smile when you scream

We didn't care about money or give a hoot for fame
We turned the Shamrock sign upside down leavin' the booze the blame
Livin' a dream where anything can happen, it's a dream

In a previous incarnation we must have both been kings
Cuz we had the nerve to think we deserve just about everything
We lived in a dream where anything can happen, well don't let it catch ya' nappin'
We live in a dream where anything can happen, it's a dream
It's just a dream

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FOR THE LOVE OF A LADY

Somebody help me I feel like I'm dyin'
My heart keeps pumpin' the poison through
From a crack in my cave I can see to the outside
But I'm hungry and achin' too weak to crawl through
All for the Love of a Lady
All for the Love of a Lady, I love the lady

My looking glass watched as I sat and reflected
On all of the bodies I've touched with my hands
And all of my fingerprints left on the windows
That I could see through but could never get in
All for the Love of a Lady
All for the Love of a Lady
The only thing that could save me was the Lady

By streams and by rivers I've searched for Petulia
She's graceful and golden and silent like ice
She burns on my head like a flame on a candle
That's cold in the day but afire in the night
All for the Love of a Lady
All for the Love of a Lady
The only one who could save me was the lady
Where's the lady?

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BLAME THE POOR

I'm stuck in this place with no place else to go
I fell on my face like a monkey off a buffalo
Ya' better not lie but it's the liars that run the show

Overpopulation, people sleepin' on the street
So many people we don't know where to put our feet
They fix it so ya' lose and laugh when ya' don't succeed

Milk and honey,easy money
Rainin' gold and silver on the capitol floor
Some got plenty, most not any
Hallelujah, everybody blame the poor

I got everything in this toolbox but money and dead men
I'm gonna start a revolution once I catch my 17th wind
When I go into hiding, baby will ya' take me in?

Milk and honey, dirty money
Spittin' gold and silver on the capitol floor
Some got plenty, most not any
Hallelujah, everybody blame the poor

Blues is like moonlight stealin' down a roof
To feed the children grandma sold her gold front tooth
Love is an ocean, an answer,and a proof

Milk and honey, easy money
Rainin' gold and silver on the capitol floor
Some got plenty, most not any
Glory hallelujah, everybody blame the poor

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NOT FREE TO ME


Fox is in the henhouse keepin' everybody scared
With tales of invading dragons and bears
Spoutin' propaganda, cookin' chicken fricasseed
And callin' it freedom. Not free to me

Well it's the same old story, it's all about greed
It's lust for power that creates the kings
With hearts of lead done dead by their own dirty deeds
They talked about freedom

Deregulation sounds like freedom but what are they freein'
All I'm seein's the old switcheroo, three empty shells and no pea
Talkin' about freedom? not free to me

It's the second amendment, the right to bear arms, protect the farms, keep the kids from harm
But psychopaths are loadin' their trucks up with guns, grenades and land mines
They're free to bloody murder, I guess we're free to die

Want a revolution? Bless your soul
Come on people, yeah ya' want it, let's get it on
Let's get to it, we can do it right after the Super Bowl

Freedom to use, freedom to steal
Freedom to treat people like slaves in a field
It's all bought and paid for, it's liberty and justice for sale
Snap on the handcuffs, you're free to go to jail

Money buys the soap that washes the brains
That keep this country criminally insane
And buys the shadow of doubt that sets the guilty free
They call it freedom. Not free to me

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BUILD A SUBMARINE


Isn't it amazing how the flowers grow?
How in slow motion all the colors boom, explode
I feel a gentle breeze blow cool across my skin
Sweet breath of nature, I open up and let it in
But livin' in the city, all these people gonna make me mean
I'm gonna go someplace green and build a submarine

I was playin' in a nightclub just like a thousand other nights
I took a break out on the patio to get away from all the chitter chatter
And all the hollow laughter
And I happened to look up, "Good Lord, could it be, is that the moon?
Yeah, that's the moon up in the sky!"
And as I stood in the twilight, a great blue heron flew right by
It was then that I realized, that I don't wanna play here because
All these people gonna make me mean
I wanna go someplace green and build a submarine

Freeze to me baby, hold me tight
Dive down with me momma, everything's gonna be alright
In a better place, where fashion ain't the thing
When money talks it's always sayin' somethin' obscene
Come on, come on, come on, we'll build a submarine
And we'll dive for dreams, beneath the waves, I know there's a better place
Mr. Cummings said, "dive for dreams or a slogan may topple you"
I wrote a song called 'Turn Off The TV'
"dive for your dreams or a slogan may topple you"

We got the power, we got the power to beat the machine
Build a submarine
Beat the machine, build a submarine
But we gotta go and we gotta be someplace green
Build a submarine
Get that boat, put it in the water, get it put it in the water
Get that boat, put it in the water, get it put it in the water
Get that boat, put it in the water, get it put it in the water
Get that boat, put it in the water, build us a , build a submarine
And we build a boat, and we build a boat and dive it down

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A STEPPER LIKE YOU


I got a pistol in my pocket and a cellular phone
A photo in a locket, a picture of my mama
Remindin' me I'm never alone

You've loved me forever in a mythical way
Now I don't wanna use you, don't wanna confuse you
I don't really know what to say

Ain't no hill for a stepper like you, baby
I ain't no hill for a stepper like you

I'm an old fuddy-duddy, ya' better steer clear
The road is so muddy, ole battle buddy
It's ass over appetite here

Ain't no hill for a stepper like you, baby
I ain't no hill for a stepper like you
Ain't no hill for a stepper like you, little girl
I ain't no hill for a stepper like you

The smile of our romance is missin' a tooth
I don't know where to place ya', why'd I have to taste ya'?
Why am I always tellin' the truth?

Ain't no hill for a stepper like you, baby
Ain't no hill for a stepper like you
I ain't no hill for a stepper like you, mama
I ain't no hill for a stepper like you

Since all is unfair in love and war, why are we fightin', what are we lovin' for
I guess we'll just charge it to the wind
and let the rain settle in

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CHEERS TO THE HEART

My name is Cassander. I tell the truth
Nobody believes me cuz I've got no proof
I follow the sunset singing my songs
Don't interrupt; dosing along

Here's tothe strangers, here's to the friends
And all the good means justifying no ends
To the lovers driving their cars
Here's to the people, cheers tothe heart

Deep in the desert the beast is awake
We're too many billion, the walls crack and break
Oceans rising, fire will fall
Best leave god a message, he's not taking calls

Here's to the strangers, here's to the fiends
And all the good means justifying no ends
To the lovers all alone in their cars
Here's to the people, cheers to the heart
Here's to good people, cheers to the heart

You've got a soul that's exactly the same
as the day you were born and given your name
Truth to power, laughter to fear
Trust to eternal now, freedom is here

Here's to the strangers, here's to the fiends
And all the good means justifying no ends
To the lovers making love in their cars
Here's to the people, cheers to the heart
Here's to the people, cheers to the heart
Here's to the people, cheers to the heart
Cheers to the heart

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THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS

The onlything that matters is love, the only thing that matters is love
Look your life over below and above
The only thing that matters is love

Anything living can heal, anything living can heal
Ya think there's no end to the pain that you feel
But anything living and broken, anything living can heal

Hey, you broken hearts
Hey, you lonely people
Feel what you feel
A broken heart is an excellent place to start

The only thing that matters is love, the only thing that matters is love
Look your life over below and above
The only thing that matters, that really matters
The only thing that matters is love
The only thing that matters, that really matters
Thee only thing that matters is love

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MR. MORENO


My big brass binoculars are slappin' against my leg through my coat
The castle is collapsing, the water dried up in the moat
I have sold all my possessions for a little bag of silver in my pocket
The treasury is empty now, we no longer bother to lock it

There's a lotta talk of truth but so very few really live it
Every clown wants a crown and will stop at nothin' to get it
Politicians talk of peace, dining with gunrunners in the plaza
Sharing photos of their families and the missles they are selling down in Gaza
And Mr. Moreno, in a sombrero,plays maracas
And 20 baby souls say someone has gotta step up and stop it

They're polishing the parapets and setting up a lost and found
My spirit longs to fly but I can't stop staring at the ground
The talk is of democracy but it smells like corruption and greed
They have blackened all the mirrors but it's still so easy to see
And Mr. Moreno, in a sombrero, plays the maracas
And 20 baby souls say somebody step up and stop this

A thousand evil men safe in their invisible castles
Pass down the orders toten million footmen vassals
Then a hundred million cowards dole out the slogans and the gold
And billions and billions line up and do as they're told
Mr. Moreno, in a sombrero, plays the maracas
And 20 baby souls, knowing more than we know, say somebody stand up and stop this

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