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released March 3, 2017

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Track Name: Call it a Shame
CALL IT A SHAME

Give it a name, call it a shame
cross eyed Jane, call it a shame

Give it a shape, give it a face
call it a shame, a bird in space

You will sleep alright
through the long lonely night
I will hold you close
you will be just fine

Call to prayer, to nothing out there
give it a name, call it a shame

I will love you through
any wrong you might do
I will be deaf and dumb
when the curtains come

Call it a shame, give it a name
cross eyed Jane, call it a shame

You will sleep alright
through the long lonely night
I will hold you close
you will be just fine
Track Name: Beware a Holy Whore
BEWARE A HOLY WHORE

Beware a holy whore
translucent man-o-war
and the needles on the beach

When you come up against the law
they will always ride you raw
with eternal overreach

Walk upright, show your cleanest hand
nothing comes too easy
trouble always waits up late for thee

Behold, a hit and run
the long suffering son
the Infant of Prague

Upon the mercy of the court
for want to cut this torture short-
would you euthanize a dog?

Walk upright, show your cleanest hand
nothing comes too easy
trouble always waits up late

Beware the holier than thou
who yoke you to the gospel plow
and the tundra of the north

You remain an irish child
you were born afraid of the dark
yet you always barrel forth
Track Name: Sex Change
SEXCHANGE

In the image in my mind
you were falling far behind
walking down Riverside
doused in gasoline

No one ever questioned
what were they deigned to believe?
all you or I knew was to suffer

When you were in my arms
you were barely even there
these days there is nothing you can do to hurt me

I only wish you well
in navigating hell
I don't try to comprehend the ways you suffer

I'll roll you up those steps
burden in heft
all I can do is hold your hand, when you go under

To the end of reproduction, until the end of reproduction
to the end of reproduction, until the end of reproduction

Love will find every fool
love will find every freak
love will see that to know it
you will suffer

To the end of reproduction, until the end of reproduction
to the end of reproduction, until the end of reproduction
Track Name: Pain to Burn
PAIN TO BURN

Charlemagne
Holy Emperor
born to rule
in a bloody blur
baby, you are born
to burn in pain
all this pain
is yours to burn

The spiral never stops

Make it hot
make it hurt
never hide
your hairshirt

Now that you know
baby you can come to grips with this
maybe let it go
maybe give in
baby you are made of nothing but pain

All useless things will fall away

Make it hot
make it hurt
never hide
your hairshirt
don't you want someone to love you?

Baby your pain
is born to burn
DNA is born to burn
baby I never will be healed
baby you never will be healed

The spiral never stops
Track Name: Sweet Gene
SWEET GENE

Saw you there, shorn of hair
long gone look in your eye ­­­­­­­­­­­­­
which one of us, has lost touch
both of us could be insane

I knew you, I loved you, you were mine
I held you, I saw you, on the day that you were born
too far gone to get involved
there are things that will never be resolved

You're out there, i've seen you, a living ghost
drifting through a crowd, with your insides hanging out

There is a version of you in my memory
where kindness kills off every cruelty
there is a version of you
that will always be mine

I loved you, and I knew,
something was wrong
you lashed out at nothing
restless, since you were born

There’s a version of you in my memory
that will always be my sweet Gene
there’s a version of you in my memory
where kindness kills off every cruelty
you’ll always be my sweet Gene
Track Name: Mary Alice
­­­­­­­­­­­­­MARY ALICE

Go on, Mary Alice
you’ll never know what hit you
swim alone in the sun and starving
between alligators nesting

Think of the places you’ll never go
when you're carrying firewood out in the snow
spit in the river, kiss the ground
grind to dust without a sound

Hold on, mary alice
no one can pull you under
felled heads, roll and tumble
peacefully through the valley

Suffer long enough, it’s driven into your blood
through your body, out the top of your skull

Behold, my, Mary Alice
a ghost of looming cruelty
two pass on, two sad beside you
this is all I can give you

Work with people or work alone
wear your fingers to the bone
dive for rocks or dive for pearls
swim in a school for wayward girls

I know you won’t talk, you should never have need to
You’ve said all you need for knowing
Track Name: Morgellons
MORGELLONS

What a wicked walk of life!
Morgellons moving underneath
coming to the surface now

Red strands fall from my hands
blue dust reflects in darkness
shining when the sun goes down
do you see it when the sun goes down?

I was driving all alone
I was Shaking like a leaf
the sun was strobing through the trees
on everything I left behind
the sun moved away from me
did you see it when the sun went down?

Gather wits and regrets
put them out to pasture
even if you turn back now
the sun is gonna go on down
on everything you leave behind
even if you turn back now
Track Name: I Can Go On
I CAN GO ON

Though it really hurts me
I want you to know
That i can go on, i can go on

Here i am and im standing all alone
No one left for me to call my own
i can go on, i can go on

So i wait as the nights roll by
Hoping that she wont see me when i cry
i can go on, i can go on

Though it hurts and my heart beats fast
I never look to the past through the past
i can go on, i can go on
i can go on, i can go on