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GREETINGS FROM CLOUD 9  Somewhere up in heaven, Greetings From Cloud 9.  I wish that I could say "Wish you were here" but that would just be lying.  They got me cleaning sinks around here.  But, I don't mind.  Still every night is new years eve and we never wait in line.  This is now and I just can't sleep.  Ain't no room in this single and we are elbows deep with blankets that don't cover our toes.  How we wait for the night?  Noone knows.  I'm downtown, it's raining, and my car won't start tonight.  I could maybe stay at your place but I don't want to fight.  I guess I'll just walk it on home.  Get a little wet.  And, I just might hitch a ride with some odd strangers and go anywhere to their delight.  This is now and I just can't sleep.  Ain't no room in this single and we are elbows deep with blankets that don't cover our toes.  How we wait for the night?  Noone knows.  You said that when we both die I'll meet you at the wishing well.  How was I to know we'd end up apart?  No I could not tell.  Now, I'm just sitting around here waiting for her last bell.  It's seems that I've ended up in heaven and she's ended up in hell.  This is now and I just can't sleep.  Ain't no room in this single and we are elbows deep with blankets that don't cover our toes.  How we wait for the night?  Noone knows. 


CIGARETTE GIRL  Cigarette Girl.  Smoking in the corner on your own.  Chewing down the tip of your travel ready phone.  Waiting for a message from him or anyone that you know.  It's Friday night and the lights tell it's time to go home.   If it wasn't for this paper telling you about the day before, this sitting here would be awkward for sure.  Every swing of the door, knocks your head towards it's show.  Sooner or later it's bound to be someone you know.  If it's gonna get worse, then baby it would be nice if we were together.  Then, at least, we could stand the weather.  Then they all see just what you've been through.  Not because you told them, but because they've been there too.  It will work itself out.  Just like it's always done.  And, before you know it, you will find someone who finds you.  Somebody who knows exactly what you've been through.


DO NO HARM  Pass me the medicine can.  I think that there is a blister on my hand.  No, next, and nix to that.  I was dreaming of the land.  It's just jesus and his hyper-radioactive charm.  He'll do no harm.  Oh, listen it's Watergate.  Don't press play just forward to the good bits.  No, new, and whatever is evil.  This car is slow and the scenery has turned to shit.  It's just jesus and his hyper-radioactive charm.  He'll do no harm.  For even when you are playing to win big.  Those big teeth are just for sneering with.  Put out your faith and watch them disappear with it.  You gave it to him and now you are going to have to deal with it.  Caught a ride near Topeka and man I took almost all the way home.  Got to know Spider and his nice old lady with fifty states to go.  It's just jesus and his hyper-radioactive charm.  He'll do no harm.  For even when you are playing to win big.  Those big teeth are just for sneering with.  Put out your faith and watch him disappear with it.  You gave it to them and now you have to deal with it.  The risers are level and the polls say that this is getting big.  Let's pretend that in the end we may get away with it.  And maybe baby, just maybe baby, it'll take a little bit.  Damnit with my luck we might actually profit.

PARTY SONG  I'm going to a party and everyone is invited but myself. A little misunderstanding.  I'm sure they won't mind if I'm around.  "Too right" the man said at the door.  There is always room for just one more.  "Hey mister would you like something to drink?" ( The mix is in the fridge)  I brought with me anyways but I think I might nick his.  "Too right, let's all get on board".  We are staying here because leaving we cannot afford.  It's really not all that bad because everyone is here who has ever been had.  This whole room looks like a public scene because everyone sees whoever has been seen.  Old faces quickly become new again.  (Hey, where the hell have you been?)  Old flames simply reignite as if nothing has ever come in between.  "Too right, I fucked you anyway.  Why didn't you call me the next day?"  It's really not all that bad because everyone is here who has ever been had.  This whole room looks like a public scene because everyone sees whoever has been seen.


I TOLD YOU SO  I'll make Mr. Blaine disappear.  Isn't it clear we don't need  charlatans around.  And, by the way, while I'm on the case you can shove those papers up your ass.  You are what you read.  It's no mystery that if we had listened to our parents then we would be better off than them.  Oh no.  I told you so.  I saw it coming from a long, long way away.  What's on the radio shows?  Our television glows and life slips through our asses and into our lay-z-boys.  There goes the neighborhood into one awful mood because noone knows noone here like they think they should.  So, I take a pint of your best, spill it all down my chest and end up looking like all of the rest.  Oh no.  I told you so.  I saw it coming from a long, long way away.


ALWAYS GIVE WAY (TILLY'S SONG)  Do you feel like I feel?  That life is just surreal and we both keep on falling for it's sex appeal.  Do you?  Am I the one to make it clear that you are not one my dear?  But, one of many so near.  Are you???  Stand up.  Stand up and raise your hands.  It's time for you to understand that now is now, and then was then.  Then, you made a point that was straight and true.  In that, when it's darkest any light will do.  Not too long to go now the sun will break through.  It's true.  Are we to walk alone?  Are we going to talk alone?  Are we going to stand alone or do you have something to own up to?  You are as good as it gets.  Well, I'm not bad too.  Rain clouds always give way and old days always give way to new.  Sun shining though.  It's true.


            


SWEET DRINKS AND SUPPLEMENTS  They hang around movie theatres every night.  It's midnight.  Like to watch as the evening air turns around.  They're professors of a long lost drunken art in vaudeville, Dixie tunes.  They philosophize about the days that made this town.  And then the sun sets and the city takes control.  The sweet drinks and the supplements take their toll.  Forty graves in an awkward muddy York mess.  Then we rest.  Until the middle hour of the day, rise and start it all again.  And then the time will reel full value and what a deal we got for it.  Forget the Roman tongue lashings this is the lions den.  And then the sun sets and the city takes control.  The sweet drinks and the supplements take their toll.  If you sleep and by some chance you may dream please relate it.  Because we all want to know "what's going on in your head?"  You've been gone for ages and frankly we're a little scared.  Have you fallen off the planet?  Found another girl?  Or are you dead?  And then the sun sets and the city takes control.  The sweet drinks and the supplements take their toll.  Now the original owners are after what we stole.  And the strangers breakfast table is our morning goal. 


8 BULLETS  You stood by and bystanded.  All entertaining as you like.  You have got your guilty pleasures.  There's nothing wrong with your life.  The curtains they were opened.  The sun fell across your face.  Just like that you had spoken.  Another time.  Another place.  You told me that you'd been shopping.  Another thing you just had to have.  What became was quite shocking.  Bullets flying in their path.  And no one called for a hero.  And no one looked out of place.  As they're scrambling for the turnstiles in the world's fastest race.  8 Bullets it'll change your lives forever.  And it never made much sense.  The killing in the food court and a broken confidence.  The TV crews and policemen are gathered round at the scene.  Who done it we'll ask the people.  We'll ask the people what they'd seen.  And no one called for a hero.  And no one looked out of place.  As they're scrambling for the turnstiles in the world's fastest race.  8 Bullets it'll change your lives forever.  And it never made much sense.  The killing in the food court and a broken confidence.  On a million TV screens.  Ambulance on the scene.  I'm going to get myself a milkshake.  And that's all they'll let you keep.


ZOMBIE LOVE  I'm going to take my girl out on a date.  I'm going to take her somewhere she'd appreciate.  I'm going to treat my girl to a bowl of brains.  And get her drunk off some blood champagne.  I tell you why it's 'cause this is zombie love.  I'm going to take my girl out on the town.  Oh yes the fun goes up when the sun goes down.  We're going to rise on up from the underground.  There's a tombstone wedding and it's coming now.  I tell you why it's 'cause this is zombie love.  I tell you love don't die when you're dead you can take that girl to her earthly bed.  No death do us part it's us forever instead.  We won't waste no time at work no more instead it's haunting kids out on that disco floor.  This is zombie love and that's worth dying for.  I'm going to take my girl to the U.S.A.  I'm going to take her on down to Cali-for-ni-a. I'm going to star us in a picture show.  Yea, a B-movie horror is the way to go.  I tell you why it's 'cause this is zombie love.  Zombie love that's worth dying for.


STOP 'N' GO  Play a little silly game with those girls down the road.  Inching my way on closer and closer to the goal.  All you do you roll your eyes at me and stop.  Oh you stop.  You push my hands away from yours and say goodbye.  Goodbye.  It's all just a mental penetration that you hear.  It's ok oh it's ok to me.  I dismay stop.  Start a little kissing games with your tongue and your heart.  Maybe it's time for nova and wishing on a star.  All you do is slap my face in front of them and laugh.  Oh you laugh.  You push my hands away from yours and say goodbye.  Goodbye.  It's all just a mental penetration that you hear.  It's ok oh it's ok to me.  I dismay stop.  Fumbling with the bra strap I ain't getting very far.  It seems like it's getting smaller than it was before.  All you do is laugh in my face and tell your friends.  Tell your friends.  You push my hands away from yours and say goodbye.  Goodbye.


STILL GOT THE MOVES  So I stay up late 'cause I'm the jealous type.  Time was once when all of this was mine and now it's yours.  Stayed up and watched just like it was TV and there was you on the screen just mocking me.  The nerve.  But what a learning curve.  Where do all these young punks get their manners?  It's not exactly science but their grammar, it's atrocious.  Without the spellcheck they're hopeless but they don't really care they got a tongue of their own.  Ya I get it, it's the eighties.  You're so clever but don't forget that I was there too.  What were we thinking?  You look good in your spandex and tight leggings.  Look your only twenty but don't turn out like we do.  Where do all these young punks get their manners?  It's not exactly science but their grammar, it's atrocious.  Without the spellcheck they're hopeless but they don't really care they got a tongue of their own.  You still got the moves after all these years.  Then one day soon you'll grow up.  Get a real job.  Marry someone.  Oh and maybe start a family.  You'll look back and smile remembering fondly that this is where it used to be.  They still play your favourite tunes on Tuesday.  At the Manor just down the road.  And you still got the moves after all these years.


HOLIDAY WITH NO REST   It's good to see that you are from New York.  I come from a place near Buffalo.  Where we burn our houses, once a year, to the ground.  And fight the fires with the snow.  It's about that time of year to head down south where it's not that hot but nonetheless.  Jeans and t-shirt weather and no coat.  On a holiday where we get no rest.  And if my car gets stolen can I hitch a ride with you?  And if your car gets stolen I will take you anywhere you want to do.  And whoever is sober will be the one that we look to.  And if his car gets stolen what the hell are we going to do?

            



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  • Greetings From Cloud 93:19
  • Cigarette Girl2:59
  • Do No Harm4:19
  • Party Song3:31
  • I Told You So3:24
  • Always Give Way5:02

Recorded, Engineered & Mixed by Jeff D. Elliott
Mastered by Ron Skinner at Heading North Mastering
Produced by Jeff D. Elliott & I HATE TODD

  • Sweet Drinks and Supplements4:18
  • 8 Bullets5:00
  • Zombie Love5:22
  • Stop 'n' Go4:20
  • Still Got The Moves4:17
  • Holiday With No Rest5:49

Recorded, Engineered & Mixed by Jeff D. Elliott
Mastered by Ron Skinner at Heading North Mastering
Produced by Jeff D. Elliott & I HATE TODD