For Baby's Babies

by Swamp Baby

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released May 22, 2012

Engineered by Frank Moscowitz.
Released by Collar City Records
CCR-016
All rights reserved 2012 Swamp Baby Music

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Track Name: Mirror of Lavender
If your window is smashed, ignore this rock, ignore this axe
If your house is on fire, ignore this lighter, ignore this match

'Cause I'm a saint, I'm a saint, I'm a little boy
& you are a towering telephone book (throne)
I'm a saint, he's a saint, he's a little boy
and you are a mirror of lavender.

If you ask me to dance, you must expect some spectacle
and if you ask me to lay down, I'll prepare for a funeral

'Cause I'm a saint, I'm a saint, I'm a little boy
& you are a towering telephone book throne
I'm a saint, he's a saint, he's a little boy
and you are a mirror of lavender.

I dyed the trout stream blue, Kool Aid rainbows float belly up now
and oh how the guilt's strong with you, for silently asking for something eternal

'Cause I'm a saint, I'm a saint, I'm a little boy
& you are a towering telephone book throne
I'm a saint, he's a saint, he's a little boy
and you are a mirror of lavender.

He's a saint, he's a saint, he's a little boy
He is a minor, a lollipop gelding, he's a saint.
Track Name: Bank of America
I know what you're doin' - like a lion in a lurch
I know what you're thinking - let me know it if you feel something

2,3,4
whoo! Do - doo -doo- dah-dah

Deftly you take the cross and practice your multiplication
For words, you're at a loss - it's your fleur-de-lis

and I know what you're doin' - like a lion in a lurch
I know what you're thinking - let me know it if you feel something

(repeat)
Track Name: Love Wants to Stay
You're hiding but you're not seeking
You're only lonely for the weekend

So mother may I? She's a duck, not a goose
But its ashes ashes when we both lay down

She got the body of a saint on Judgment Day

You're leaving, but love wants to stay


You're hiding but you're not seeking
You're finding, but you're not keeping

You're losing, but you're not weeping
Blue, blue waters nobody gets to see

You're leaving, but love wants to stay

Hey-o, way-o, Hi-o Hey

You see me crying from the orphan shore
Well just turn back your light, you know I won't ask for more

Hey-o, way-o, Hi-o Hey

You don't have to work all day
You don't have to rock all night - if you do it right
If you do it right
if you do it right
if you do it right

Hey-o, way-o, Hi-o Hey

Hey-o, way-o, Hi-o Hey
Track Name: The Sad Truth About Fun
Now if we all get on the floor and dance 'til we can't dance no more, we're young
and if we all lay on the oar and row 'til we can't see the shore, we're lost
We are, we are, we are, we are
Are we? are we? are we? are we?

If you go and ask the Church, you'll find that things are getting worse, they are
Now if you ask the moralists, the atheists and your parents they are
They are
Are they?
They are?
Are they?

whoo-ooo

If you value your friends more than your job, well you don't care about the future
If you value your job less than your paid, you're doing everything you can.
You are
Are you?

whoo-ooo

(Emily breakdown)

Some say if you fall in love, you got no need to stand alone and cry.
Some say if you stand alone, you don't need love to lift you up
you don't,
don't you?


No sense in having fun, 'til all the wars are done
and all the dead come back, until your Mother laughs. . .
- no sense in fun.

No sense in having fun, 'til all the wars are done
and all the dead come back, until your Mother laughs. . .
No sense in having . . . Fun!
Track Name: Geronimo
Raise you from the grave
Skull in tack and bones

Geronimo - nothing that I won't try

I am Prescott Bush, Jimmy Superfly (Snuka)
(I don't want to play the fool, but I do it for you)

Nothing that I won't try

Man, I wanna
Buddy, I want to live, I wanna win your love
Nothing that I won't try

Geronimo - nothing that I won't try
Track Name: Prince Rachmed
(Rap)
Coming straight from the Lone Islands
You don't know where I'VE been
Driving - you were just a child then - you weren't even ALIVE then - Swami said
Swami said
Swami said!
Track Name: Warmest Wind
You're dying, you're dying, you're just not trying (2x)
won't, ah? . . .you're not tryin'.

Won't you let me in?
I'm the warmest wind.
won't you let me in, me in, me in, me in, me in, me in, me in, me in?

There's water in the hull, fire in the matchbook, not worth saving, swim -
hard, hard living, is hard, hard leaving alone.

(instrumental)

There's water in the hull, fire in the matchbook, not worth saving, swim - hard, hard living, is hard, hard leaving alone.
Oh yes you know - well, evil's got a lover's soul, yes-
forgive me all, forget me not!

You're dying, you're dying, you're just not trying (4x)
Track Name: The Flood
Come on, we sacrificed - when will the rain end? Come on, we sacrificed her - when will the rain end?

Oh, come on, come on - you’re not playing fair
Quit trying to wash the blood from your hands

Reach over the mountain
Reach up from the bay
Don’t you hear how we weep our songs of love. . .
. . . in the flood?

(excerpt from Ha Jin)


Come on, we pray, but our voices wash away
Come on, we pray, but our voices wash away

So come on, come on - oh, you’re not playing fair
Quit trying to wash the blood from your hands

So reach over the mountain Reach up from the bay
Don’t you hear how we weep our songs of love. . .
. . . . in the flood?
Track Name: Love
No place to say our last true dance
There's nothing floating in space
'Til all of the light that's left in the night holds your face
and no more sleep

It's not everything I want
It's not everything I want to be
but we can love (love).
We can love (love).
We can love (love).

But it's not like the ghost towns we leave
Are losing any sleep
To grief while we're gone

We can love (love)
we can love (love)
We can love (love)
Track Name: For Baby's Baby
I don’t know nothing, know this much by now
I don’t know myself, I doubt I ever will
You can’t know nobody - no, no, no one
But I can’t wait to meet you - to get to know, know, know you

Don’t know if I can save you from my fear If I can hold your head above the waves I don’t know if you can know how much I love you You don’t need to know, just need to raise your head up


I can’t wait to meet you

I can’t wait to meet you

I can’t wait to meet

We can’t wait!!

We can’t wait!!

We can’t wait!!