Homewrecker Spoon

by Life in a Blender

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1.
Go To Man 04:30
People come to me cuz I'm the go to man I've got a couple thousand dollars in my coffee can I've got a pair of extra tickets in my pickup truck Tell me what you need and I will set you up I'll set you up I'll set you up You're the customer you deserve something nice I'll set you up I'll set you up Don't give up, call it quits, just speak up, name your price You may have a taste for designer jeans Or a little something sweet from the Philippines I even have a sister in the CIA If you need to disappear, I can find a way to set you up I'll be there to soothe your brow To hold your hand at least for now But there may come a special time when I may ask you to [Do me a favor] You're looking kind of nervous join me on the stoop Why don't you try a bowl of my chunky soup There's no need to worry that you're in too deep Just take this pill, it will help you sleep People come to me cuz I'm the go to man I've got a couple thousand dollars in my coffee can I've got a pair or extra tickets in my pickup truck Tell me what you need and I will set you up When I was young I slipped through the fence I went all the places no one else went I even slipped through at my birth No wonder Shel calls me a piece of work But you need me, oh you need me, only I can show you how to shine A big mystery it's not, from the Ferris wheel you all look like dots I made some choices, no piece of cake I pushed my luck but I pulled my weight But you need me, oh you need me, only I can show you how to shine Oh you need me, oh you need me, I can show you just how to get by
2.
Barbed wire and the raccoon bone Full lip covered with soda foam Let them walk ahead Take a sip my friend The moon's so full looks like it ate the sun So bright you'd never know the night's begun You cannot hide your tracks Up on Cherry Flats Reminds me of Old Homewrecker Spoon The nursery rhyme should have given you a clue Oh, Annie likes to jump right in Through the water see her blue white skin Might as well toss rocks at the battered log Some things you just can't explain Some moths like the dimmest flame It may keep you warm, but it will still go dark Little dog laughed to see such folks I said, "Oh yeah, sport. It's just a bad joke." You gotta get out soon, before your fingers prune Up on his shoulders, she looks so cold I'm never going up there when I'm that old I'm gonna stay down low with the animals And she takes me along Down that rotten road With promises of fun But I'd rather just be home And I don't have a map But a flashlight might do If I can make it to the car I know I'd make it through And it feels so good to run Feel the buttons on my shirt But my sneakers really suck And my feet really hurt Reminds me of Old Homewrecker Spoon
3.
The Answer 03:20
I am the answer Waiting for you in the cupboard I am dancer Performing for you there is no other Light in your brain Please let me explain I may come in A clear plastic bag Dripping down Like the slowest rain I am the answer Moving all your heavy luggage I am dancer Even though your words grow sluggish Days, all the days They pile up But each one fits the maze Random turns and dead ends Where are all my friends I am the answer Burning through every room in your brain It's okay. Even the ceiling says you're okay. And this collage I have brought you would have stayed permanently dark But then you let me inside, you let me inside, and now my world is going up It's going up in flames
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Sean Connery 03:27
You should see Sean Connery In a photo I've got in the drawer He holds his hands like he's been caught Not so tough any more And he's reading a magazine With Sammy Davis Junior on the cover And he's breathing a little rapidly Because someone you can't see has got the gun on him They've got the gun on him, they've got the gun on him But it's just a flash Because even in the bath He's still strong, he's still strong But it makes me laugh because there's Sean Connery And he's frightened just like a little boy
6.
Hoot Owl 03:27
Oh you can see my house from here it's just around the curve You can park round in back in the spot "Reserved" The neighbors are all dreaming I'm the only one that's lit Let me find my house key bear with me a little bit Hoot Owl Garbage in, garbage out all around the clock I can hear you talk about me half way round the block Talk about me all you want I just don't give a fuck Are you surprised Leave your shoes at the front door I just got some new groceries Throw your coat on the kid's bed Beer is what I got mostly I like the way you hang, hang on my every [word] Stay away from the window Here let's toast to our future Hell the night is still early Let's see how long we can stretch it out
7.
Into the garbage you have seen the feathers of a dove The weatherman keeps telling you there's trouble up above Crumpled magazines in frustration have been tossed Well let me prop your chin up chum believe me all's not lost We'll squeeze the juiciest plum We'll breathe, at least breathe in some And if the world should turn to black We'll just turn and double back And if the world should turn to glass We won't even leave a smudge Sometimes the world seems extra fat and bursting at the seams Sometimes when you're about to sleep you swear your pillow screams Your fingers look dishonest, especially the thumb Well, I've got two good hands here, sir. And I can lend you one. We'll squeeze the juiciest plum We'll breathe, at least breathe in some And if the world should turn to black We'll just turn and double back And if the world should turn to grey At least it's not so black we'll say Tunnels inside tunnels keep the light from seeping in You may need to touch someone even with creepy skin Oh, Hi! Just wipe your feet outside and please come right on in My story will not bore you, sir. Oh, where do I begin? We'll squeeze the juiciest plum We'll breathe, at least breathe in some And if the world should turn to dust We'll let it blow right over us And if the world should turn to fog With outstretched arms we'll walk on
8.
Late at night when the kids are low No one hears my slippered toe My slippered toe, my slippered toe It's up to the roof, oh they do not know Leaves show their pale white underside Tar paper flaps like it's keeping time And the first raindrop, and the second raindrop Down they come and they will not stop The rain just makes me thirsty The rain just makes me want it bad The rain just makes me thirsty And there's a dog out there Howling worse than me And his chain's pulled taut And he can't break free Am I not a special catch? In my wet bathrobe without its sash Without its sash, without its sash Come on over and we'll have a laugh I fool myself that I'll catch a glimpse Of you beneath the satellite dish When the kids are set and the laundry's piled It's up to the roof where things get wild And the cop cars come With their wipers fast And their flashing lights I want in my hands If I can't have you, I don't want nobody baby
9.
Winter has gone and packed its grey duff Summer has brought its colors Alma looks good in the back seat Laughing with all her cousins Her voice is the loudest, there is no doubt it's Making the blacktop wavy Along with the sun, it burns everyone The big ball it drives us crazy The radio seems to move our wheels The bugs they sure love our windshield With the windows down, life sure is grand I've got an ice cream sandwich in my hand Summer goes too fast What's your hurry now You gotta grab on fast Before it leaves your town Smoke off the grills and burgers and dills And kissing for thrills, oh, Daddy! Hydrants all spray to the driver's place leaving you Drenched but happy Bring on the sands, the lotion in hands, and umbrella stands, Ice flavors Oh, and the swim wear, I'm glad it's all there, even when it's my neighbors The radio seems to move our wheels The bugs they sure love our windshield With the windows down, life sure is grand I've got an ice cream sandwich in my hand We'll spend days outside get our T-shirts sweaty Never put on our shoes, summer we are ready Summer goes too fast But it's a great ride Don't even buckle up Or it will pass you by
10.
Silver Spoon 03:15
Silver spoon in your mouth How I'd love to take you out Silver spoon, spend some time in my mouth Silver spoon, right since birth, he's put you to work Why not rest a bit? It's time for a switch, to my mouth Oh, shiny one Oh, stirrer of fate Give me a fraction of all that you create I've been dealt only deuces and a few random cards I've got a fairly nice smile but it's falling apart Come inside. Come inside There's plenty of room Come inside. Come inside Silver spoon No one gave me the keys, no one gave me the crutch No one gave me the breeze, no one gave me the luck And I paddled and I paddled and I still couldn't reach the shore And I stretched up on my toe but the cookie stayed in the jar And I've run and I've tackled, but others still won the game And they got the sunshine, and I got to stand in their shade Finally, after such a tug, You've come undone; you are set free. Lay your head, on my tongue I don't care if you burn I don't care if you burn Silver spoon
11.
Does the lady care to see me? Give her my card describing briefly Who I am and where she can call me back Tell me please once it's delivered Did she squeal or did she shiver? Or did she simply give my card back? Did she mention trinkets? Cuz I like trinkets as well! A porcelain rabbit If you should ever find one, I must have it Does the lady care to see me? Tell her no more bosoms heaving With her sobs because I'm not in her midst Tell the lady lover calling, tell the lady lover calling, Tell the lady lover calling. LOVER!
12.
When a stranger's foot It touches mine It's the sound the earth gives up When the plane lands fine And the salted egg, shares its salted taste Every moment that I feel, is not one to waste Hollywood Don't believe it Greyhound is leaving Along with my coffee cup And all that's warm inside Look out my window I see a sparrow The girl next to me Can read my tarot Let me tell you what she said was nice The future's looking bright I'm safe I'm not fracturing Folded sheet set free Floats down to the bed Railroad crossing gate And the signal's turning red Steamy wet teabag Still hot on the plate My sleep pulled by the squeaking of the gate Hollywood Don't believe it Greyhound is leaving Along with my coffee cup And all that's warm inside Hearing, "Hey I'm home" All my cares tucked in A kiss to someone watching me Let that old world grow dim I'm safe I'm not fracturing

credits

released October 31, 2011

Al Houghton: guitars, banjo, organ, piano, backing vocals, percussion
Ken Meyer: drums, cymbals, percussion
Don Ralph: vocals
Mark Lerner: bass, mandolin, banjo, backing vocals
Rebecca Weiner Tompkins: violin, viola
Dave Moody: cello, live tambourine

With the Colony Collapse Horns:

Jackie Coleman: trumpet
Kevin Moehringer: trombone
Gavin Smith: alto sax

Additional musicians:

Ed Pastorini: piano on "Summer Goes Too Fast," "Kill the Bottle," "Sean Connery," and "Homewrecker Spoon"
Jane Young: backing vocals on "Summer Goes Too Fast," "Sean Connery," and "Homewrecker Spoon"

Produced by Al Houghton
Recorded and mixed at Dubway Studios
Engineered by Mike Judeh, Stephen Schappler, and Al Houghton
Assistant engineers: Anthony Gibney, John Thayer, Chris Montgomery
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk
Strings and horns arranged by Mark Lerner
Additional string arrangements by Al Houghton
Illustrations by Leo Rauf
Graphic design by Mark Lerner at Rag and Bone Shop
Special thanks to Beth Mackin
All songs © 2011 Don Ralph (Stingy Brim Music/ASCAP)

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Life in a Blender New York, New York

For over 30 years, Life in a Blender has been the canvas for singer and songwriter Don Ralph's blackly comic landscapes. The group has released albums ranging from screaming punk to orchestrated chamber pop, and has brought the high theatrics of its live act to stages from Berlin to Austin to Toronto to Brooklyn and Seattle. ... more

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