Live at St. Joe's

by Swamp Baby

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recorded live on Sunday, 9.9.12
Albany NY


released October 1, 2012

double bass played by Stephen Orsini (piano on "WWII")
drums played by Nicholas Kopp
violin/vocals by Megan Prokorym
guitar/vocals by Mike Hotter (sampler on "St. Joe's Confessional" & "WWII")
guitar/lead vocals by Nick Matulis
piano/Echoplex/Omnichord/vocals by Frank Moscowitz

cover photo by Matthew Ferguson


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Track Name: William Matthew Prior
Hey William Mathew Prior
guess what? I’m a painter for hire too
it’s ok
there’s worse things you could be

take it from me

I’ve tried everything

It ain’t what you do

It’s who you do it for
That’s what you are

It ain’t the easiest thing in the world
To paint two eyes and a mouth hole
Lost upon a common face
It’s ok
We won’t look away

we won’t look away
we won’t look away
till you know our faces
Till you can paint every one
From memory

It’s ok
Don’t look away…

don’t look away
don’t look away
can you see our ghosts?
would you paint our ghosts?
and William, when you’re a ghost
yeah, William, when you’re a ghost
you’ll be something to see
Track Name: Master of the Sun
I am master of the sun
I am maker of the rain

but everywhere you go
There’s nothing but snow
There’s nothing to hold
Cuz everything is frozen

I am mountain side
I climb, I cannot help it

The higher you go
There’s nothing but snow…
There’s nothing to hold

Swami says / you gotta get / out of it / when you can

Track Name: Head Count at Lover's Bay
Caught off guard for a moment, for a moment, for a day
Or turn your head just for a moment, just for a moment, and it’s already too late

I bend down just to see how everyone’s getting on—man, everyone’s growin old

Turn into just for a moment, is that what you asked for?
Is this what it takes?
Some hearts are brave and unhappy, but not quite brave enough to be great

I’m afraid of a normal life; that’s the fate of a normal life

there's no such thing as a normal life

I bend down just to see how everyone’s getting on—ooooooh - everyone
Track Name: Little Saint (for Nadia Trinkala)
Come on you saint, your faithful farness calls to you
Too few the years that take their toll in silver, not tears
Honey, I could let you in
I could be your truest friend,

that’s ok... I know the feeling

Honey, you can let yourself go
you can lay down in the snow

that’s ok, well, I know the feeling.

when you just gotta go home