Cosmic Shimmy Blues

by Saint Julien

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credits

released December 20, 2012

Stephen Roberts played organ, drums and sang on Is This a Dream?
He also made lots of noise on Allison Summons Loki
Kerrick Crace played Piano on Is This a Dream?
Ben Hackett played bass on Is This a Dream?
Ethan Evans played Saxophone on Pre-Aquarian Cosmic Shimmy Blues

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Track Name: Pre-Aquarian Cosmic Shimmy Blues
Well the DA was too old to read my name
So he sent me home and left me just the same
I had to put all my change in the parking meter down by the zoo
I know a few folks who work down there
They build pretty good cages, keep things real square
When it comes to living let me tell ya they don’t know what to do

Well They’ve got enough money to feed the whole world
But they’re busy buying bombs for every boy and every girl
So come on let’s do the cosmic shimmy blues

Well there’s a transcendental object at the end of time
It’s sure getting heavy and it sure don’t rhyme
and all the silly old men in suits don’t know what’s afoot
They scurry about as the time speeds up
and soon their transient children will know what’s up
Yeah they’ll be making decisions in multiple dimensions of truth

Well I did it for ya once, I’ll do it for ya twice
I’ll sing it for ya baby even if it ends tonight
So come on let’s do the cosmic shimmy blues
Track Name: Franklin TN, 1991
I spent my first five years on top of a hill
right outside of Franklin TN
I was a lot smaller then, that house was so big
I wonder when I go back, who I’ll be
back in the midst of those trees

all the people I remember have walked their separate ways
and if I hearts get quiet enough I’m sure we’ll all end up back in this place

Well the trees they turned to fireworks in fall
and we had redbuds in the spring
back in those days I could still see the world
back in those days I was king
on top of that hill I was king

all the people I remember have walked their separate ways
and if I hearts get quiet enough I’m sure we’ll all end up back in this place

91 till I’m done
I’ll let my heart to be
91 till I’m done
I’ll let my heart to be beneath the trees

all the people I remember have walked their separate ways
and if I hearts get quiet enough I’m sure we’ll all end up back in this place
Track Name: Two Hard Days' Night
I got two copies of a hard days night
used to play them all the time
now they’re collecting dust
can’t listen to them very much

It reminds me of that girl
well it’s a sad situation when a woman makes your music hurt

She left that record here
it’s been almost a year
now i’m stuck with the stones and bob
I feel like i’ve been robbed

It reminds me of that girl
well it’s a sad situation when a woman makes your music hurt

what do you do when ya got two beatles records you can’t use
what do you say when ya feel your music’s been taken away?

well I’d say damn, damn that girl
cuz it’s a sad situation when a woman makes your music hurt
Track Name: The ''A'' of Atlantic
Well I fell underwater, into slumber into sleep
and at the bottom of the pool, well I counted every sheep
So I placed your words in my walkman
and put my headphones on
and as the play button clicked well I knew that I was gone

I dreamt of the ocean, swam passed a jellyfish babe
she spoke to me in bubbles, the water spoke in waves
and all this miscommunication was silenced by the sun
and then i met a shadow who said emotions are one

We woke up by the window, we’d been dreaming all the night
and through the soft and fuzzy morning we watched the redbuds drip to life
we can tell you some horror stories, we can spin a fairy tale
we’re creating a generation where true emotions will prevail
Track Name: Eye See You
When I was young all i could do was fight fight fight
I filled my soul with fear and spite
and could not see the dawning light of a new tomorrow

I was waiting for you

Now that we’ve met I see a world of light light light
you make my hopes so clear and bright
when you’re shining through my life to mend it’s sorrows

Now that I’ve found you
I see truth
I see love shining through
I see you
Track Name: Is This a Dream?
Who knows how long it’s been
time keeps slipping away
indefinitely, it’s slipping away from you
and it’s slipping away from me

Is this a dream, or some subconscious scheme to drag me down
Is this a dream, cuz I’m stuck in my mind and cannot get out

Who knows just where we’ve been
the world keeps spinning away
indefinitely, it knows that it is you
and it knows that it is me

Is this a dream, or some subconscious scheme to drag me down
Is this a dream, cuz I’m stuck in my mind and cannot get out
Track Name: Cosmic Shimmy Blues Part 2
I’ve seen enough times come and go
I’m feeling slow and weary
all of the thoughts flying through my head
won’t help me to see more clearly

we see things in our own ways
I know this much is true
and I’ve come to think we all are right
only walking in our own shoes

we were born in the strangest times
Love is at our fingertips but nothing seems to rhyme
we were born in the strangest times

How many stories left to tell
before the end time comes to pass
and how many smiles left to share
which one will be my last

ve seen enough times come and go
I’m feeling slow and weary
all of the thoughts flying through my head
won’t help me to see more clearly
Track Name: Telepathic Kathy
I met telepathic Kathy
train car 42
I was hopping it to memphis
but this she already knew
Cause she’s got superpowers
and if you ever meet Telepathic Kathy
She’ll use her superpowers on you

Telepathic Kathy
Sitting on my kitchen stool
She’s such a foxy lady
but this we already knew
Cause she’s got superpowers
and if you ever meet Telepathic Kathy
She’ll use her superpowers on you

Oh yeah she gets me all the time
oh yeah I can’t get her out of my mind
she’s got a hold on me and I can’t escape
her supercommunicative telepathic powers

I met telepathic Kathy
train car 42
She’s such a foxy lady
but this we already knew
Cause she’s got superpowers
and if you ever meet Telepathic Kathy
She’ll use her superpowers on you
Track Name: Sweet nuthinz
Well this water tastes like pipeline it isn’t fit to drink
and there’s symbols on my shower wall
so i’m bathing in the sink
and miss misunderstood’s misunderstanding all she can
yeah they’ll put her in the movies make her sing into the can
so every boy in town can go home with a broken heart
yeah they’ll go out just the same as her with two shots in the dark

No I won’t nothing
you’ll just tell me that I’m wrong
and oh sweet nuthinz
I’ll be singing till i’m gone

well the people cross the way and cross the pond and cross the sky
they think we’ve lost our minds they’re taking bets on when we’ll die
and I’ll take your coat and I’ll take your hat and i’ll play a little tune
yeah I’ll sing one for the ill fated fanciest baboon
and i just pray one day my tongue will sink back to my teeth
and you know you got a friend when they’re reminding you to breathe

No I won’t nothing
you’ll just tell me that I’m wrong
and oh sweet nuthinz
I’ll be singing till i’m gone

Mama told me never to drink too much of something blue
so I turned off muddy waters and I put on Johnny and June
Right about then I had an epiphany about life and all manner of things
but then I forgot what I was talking about cause I heard the telephone ring

No I won’t nothing
you’ll just tell me that I’m wrong
and oh sweet nuthinz
I’ll be singing till i’m gone
Track Name: The Moon & The Grand Canyon
The Moon & The Grand Canyon

The grand canyon is waiting for me
just a little further down the road
my traveling companions as you can plainly see
they’ve been worked to the bone

the moon is glowing
and the fool can’t stop knowing that he’s the one
they shot him through the barrel of a gun

the land abandoned is ours to reclaim
with our bare feet
so light your beacon and hold on to your flame
dance through the streets

the moon is glowing
and the fool can’t stop knowing that he’s the one
they shot him through the barrel of a gun
Track Name: Winterlude
Le fond de l’air etait un peu frais et nus chantions nos chansons de noel prefere
Du petit balcon on voyait arriver tout nos amis de mentaux emballe
on souriait
hiver hiver tu me tourne a l’envers
Track Name: Old Familiar Friend
Are you waiting for the flood
are you waiting for the snow to melt
are you wishing for the past
are you waiting for the dead to get on up

lend me your ears I’ll let you hear the music in my mind
echoing down the empty halls of space and time
suddenly i realize that i’ve know all along
like an old familiar friend that just keeps singing the same old song

Are we dreaming of one another
are we dreaming of a color no ones ever seen
how to describe it to your loved ones
forget your words and communicate emotionally


lend me your ears I’ll let you hear the music in my mind
echoing down the empty halls of space and time
suddenly i realize that i’ve know all along
like an old familiar friend that just keeps singing the same old song