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LUSH LIFE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE

 
Lush Life Below the Poverty LineLush Life Below the Poverty Line (2013, Independent)
1. Colicky Heart – lyrics | buy on iTunes
2. Gichigami – lyrics | buy on iTunes
3. Under a Covered Sky – lyrics | buy on iTunes
4. Watertower – lyrics | buy on iTunes
5. Tomorrow is a Brand New Day – lyrics | buy on iTunes
6. Pouring Room – lyrics | buy on iTunes
7. Lead Me – lyrics | buy on iTunes

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COLICKY HEART – buy on iTunes

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Words by Janine Stoll
Music by The DoneFors

Would you boy? I’ve got a squish for you
Is it your cancer that I’m so beholden to?
What’s your condition?
Would you debrief my brain?
With the footnote rendition
Sum up the sad refrain

Would you boy? Bite off a piece of me?
Show me that you’re tough, tough, tougher
Then you appear to be
Fly me to Barcelona
Show me the weight of your words
And I will show you something
Uh oh, I will show you!

I’ll get your goat to the rendering plant
Just for kicks, babe, just for laughs
I’ll watch your strung up with the calves
I am a mean, mean woman
But I’m the kindest one you know
And I will deal another blow
And you will deal…

Skeleton of a building
Soon after a burn
I would love to be beautiful like that
But I will wait my turn
Got a colicky heart on the line
And a million miles to go
To blow, to blow where the wind blows
Soon I’m gonna know

Would you boy
Get this shit off of my plate
Inject me full of Hollywood
Until I recuperate
Mount me on a pony
Atop a Ferris wheel in London town
Bring my body back to the ground
Plant french kisses on my frown

I’ll get your goat
All good and liquored up
Just for laughs, babe, just for kicks
I’ll leave you stranded in the sticks
Maybe your should call your mother
Tell her just how bad it goes
And I will deal another blow
And you will deal… you will deal

Skeleton of a building
Soon after a burn
I would love to be beautiful like that
But I will wait my turn
Got a colicky heart on the line
And a million miles to go
To blow, to blow where the wind blows
Soon I’m gonna know

GICHIGAMI – buy on iTunes

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Words by Janine Stoll
Music by The DoneFors

She’s the white moving of my skin
She’s the darkest, deepest I have known
Even though I come seeking isolation
She don’t seem to leave my trail alone

All the lakes and rivers bow before her
Ever tree root seeks her confidence
Every word you tell her she keeps silent
Ever swell and sway a mortal dance

Now I’m here it seems so clear
The moment her face appears
I never knew that I could fear
Superior

She will draw the damaged and the doomed
All the wayward swinging by a rope
Let your hair down when you reach her shores
She is the custodian of hope

In her mirror I disappear
And suddenly all is clear
I never knew I could revere
Superior

She’s the white…

UNDER A COVERED SKY – buy on iTunes

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Words by Janine Stoll
Music by The DoneFors

Meet me on the corner with a flask of see-what-happens
Be there on the money with all the weapons ready
You can be the lookout I will be the heavy
meet me on the corner with a flask of see-what-happens

The news boys are waiting for the worst to happen
(seen it before)
They’re salivating for the next disaster
(dogs by the door)
Just think about how well-fed the vultures will be
(it’s never enough)
Meet me on the corner with a flask of see-what-happens

Under a covered sky
Send off the birds in flight
Wait for a signal light to burn through
I’ve got a steady hand
Waiting for your command
Under covered skies I’ll cover you

Meet me on the corner under the broken street light
(I’m scared to go)
Be there on the money before the red moon rises
(I just don’t know)
You can be the watcher I will be the runner
(What if we fail?)
Meet me on the corner with a flash off see-what-happens

Under a covered sky
Send off the birds in flight
Wait for a signal light to burn through
I’ve got a steady hand
Waiting for your command
Under covered skies I’ll cover you

Here it comes like a bomb in your backyard
Everyone duck and run through the boulevard
Lie in wait, breath-bated in a Trojan horse
All the old folks watch the neighbourhood from the front porch

Fall down fall down fall down
Roll down roll down roll down

WATERTOWER – buy on iTunes

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Words by Janine Stoll
Music by The DoneFors

Climb up the watertower in my birthday suit
You’re hot on my tail and reaching for my boot
You tug on my ankle, wrap yourself around my nudity
Goodbye baby I am terrible company

You are barely on the ball
But you’re wiser than them all

I am afraid of being figured out
You think you know whatever I’m about
You kiss me sweet
But there’s something in your mouth; it’s fangs and spikes

When I am raging the landing is never soft
Watch me go sailing from the railing of your seven story loft
I am bitter on the surface
I am poison in the bone
You’d do better… leave me the hell alone

You are barely on the ball
But you’re wiser than them all

I am afraid of being figured out
You think you know whatever I’m about
You kiss me sweet
But there’s something in your mouth; it’s fangs and spikes

I’m dead at twenty-seven
But I’m not even dead I’m only turning grey

I’m dead at twenty-seven
But I’m not even dead I’m only fast asleep

I’m dead at twenty-seven
But I’m not even dead I’m only under ground

TOMORROW IS A BRAND NEW DAY – buy on iTunes

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Words by Janine Stoll
Music by The DoneFors

Maybe I am the worst kind of partner
Because I think being lost is handy
And if you were smart
You’d never make me a mother
Because no one wishes
For a broken family

So give me a shove
Off the shore my love
And make it all go away

For you the sun will rise
On a brand new tide
And tomorrow is a brand new day

Maybe this is the worst kind of lonely
It’s the kind that makes you stop believing
In good things in the mail
On the way to good people
The bad things seem to be
What I am receiving

So put me on a plane
But don’t ask me where it’s blowing to
Just make the blue turn to grey

For you the birds will sing
On a brand new wing
And tomorrow is a brand new day

POURING ROOM – buy on iTunes

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Words by Janine Stoll
Music by The DoneFors

Diesel at the frozen dawn can turn your insides green
Dig your nails in to peel the skin of a rock-hard tangerine
Climb up in the back of a paddy wagon
Just to thaw the winter from your ands
It’s too cold to be a rambling man
When the snow takes on a city

The liquor board will pull you through to the very glimpse of spring
Your head could pound against the ground until you don’t feel a thing
All the lions will stay indoors
When the ice extends the length of shores
Old Saddy sleeps on a checkerboard
When the show takes on a city

So what do you have to prove to you?
Go make your case in a pouring room
Where fish will fry
And the birds will stew

Petunia always told me that I didn’t know her name
She said despite my appetite it was the other girls to blame
Love and money soon run dry ’til your roof becomes a rusty sky
Good days are gone but so am I
And Petunia is a fiction

So what do you have to prove to you?
Go make your case in a pouring room
Where fish will fry
And the birds will stew

LEAD ME – buy on iTunes

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Words and music by Fraser Teeple
Arrangement by The DoneFors

Would you lead me out in to the water
Lay me down in the arms of the sea
Oh lord I’m set in stone
Would you lead me out in to the water
Lay me down in the arms of the sea
Oh lord I’m set in stone

I’ve been waiting I’ve been waiting
Set in stone
I’ve been waiting I’ve been waiting
Set in stone

Would you lead me out across these borders
Where the mist cloaks around my head
Oh lord I’m set in stone
Would you lead me out across these borders
Where the mist cloaks around my head
Oh lord I’m set in stone

I’ve been waiting I’ve been waiting
Set in stone
I’ve been waiting I’ve been waiting
Set in stone
I’ve been waiting I’ve been waiting
Set in stone
I’ve been waiting I’ve been waiting
Set in stone

They carve my numbers ‘1984’ into stone
They drew a line from the day I was born
To the day that I die
I don’t care about the line
As long as it points to you – 1984