Album licensed for release in the UK only
  1. One Manís Meat (Lucas/Johansen)   MP3 sample | words
  2. Psycho (Herrmann)   MP3 sample
  3. Coming Clean (Lucas)   MP3 sample | words
  4. Under My Wing (Lucas)   MP3 sample | words
  5. Fata Morgana (Lucas)   MP3 sample | words
  6. Evangeline (Lucas)   MP3 sample | words
  7. Follow (Lucas)   MP3 sample | words
  8. Skin Diving (Lucas/Medeiros)   MP3 sample | words
  9. Spirit Moves (Lucas)   MP3 sample | words
  10. Hurly Burly (Lucas)   MP3 sample | words
  11. Landís End (Lucas)   MP3 sample | words
  12. Mojo Pin (Lucas/Buckley)   MP3 sample | words


  13. Bonus Tracks:

  14. Autobahn (Hutter/Schneider) (recorded live, solo guitar)
  15. Ainít Got You (Springsteen)   MP3 sample | words
  16. Woke Up This Morning - with Alabama 3 (Alabama 3) (the theme from "The Sopranos", recorded live in London)
Gary Lucas (Guitar & Vocals) except
"One Man's Meat" David Johansen (Vocals)
"Skin Diving" Elli Medeiros (Vocals)
"Land's End" Richard Barone (Vocals)
"Mojo Pin" Michael Schoen (Vocals)

Ernie Brooks (Bass)

Jonathan Kane (Drums) except
"Mojo Pin" & "Fata Morgana" Billy Ficca (Drums)

"One Man's Meat" & "Under My Wing"
add Jason Candler (Alto Sax)
add Joe Hendel (Trombone)

"Evangeline" & "Follow"
add Sascha Von Oertzen (Backing Vocals)

Produced by Gary Lucas & Ernie Brooks

Recorded by Sascha Von Oertzen at Knit Noise NYC
with assistance by Ric Chavarria & Rob McCabe, except
"Fata Morgana" recorded by Marc Urselli at Eastside Sound NYC
"Mojo Pin" & "Ain't Got You" recorded by Jason Candler, at Loho Studios, NYC

Mixed by Harold Burgon at Harold's, Granada, Spain except
"Coming Clean" mixed by Jerry Harrison with ET Thorngren at Sausalito Sound, CA
"Psycho" mixed by Sascha Von Oertzen at Knit Noise, NYC
Additional engineering by Jason Candler

www.sidesaladrecords.co.uk


 
FATA MORGANA

Within the dark the lights come up
She sings the line fantastic
She weaves her spell
The people yell
You bought her bit of plastic
When the scales fell from your heart
And love starts looking drastic

Whatís she holding in her heart
Whatís the siren singing?
Now you see her, now you donít
Your ears will never stop ringing
Now she leans right over you
And now she starts to swaying
Fata Morgana is her name
And you, you better start praying

Her stolen kiss tastes of the mist
Her lifeline is an anchor
You reach to touch her silken hair
For this youíve come to thank her
Her hidden cache now turns to ash
You stupid bloody wanker

Whatís she holding in her heart
Whatís the siren singing?
Now you see her, now you donít
Your ears will never stop ringing
Now she leans right over you 
And now she starts to swaying
Fata Morgana is her name
And you, you better start praying

On a spree eternity and more
All seems to beckon
Look out man youíre in her plan
To lay waste to your heart, I reckon
Careful
Before you fall

A kiss is just a kill to her
A sigh is just a sigh
All that glitters pure foolís gold
And you, you better not try
To penetrate the mystery
The pulp beneath the bone
Fata Morganaís come to earth
And you, you better stay home
 
Her icy stare, her mournful air
Can hypnotize all sailors
Who now full fathom five doth lie
Beneath her coral jailer
As Cruel Morgana seals your fate
Just when youíve come to nail her

Whatís she holding in her heart
Whatís the siren singing?
Now you see her, now you donít
Your ears will never stop ringing
You gaze into her eyes and find
An unforgiving shore
Fata Morgana drags you down 
Youíre ship-wrecked ever more
Ship-wrecked ever more
Ship-wrecked ever more

Words and music by Gary Lucas

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FOLLOW

When youíre feeling low 
Got no place to go
When the love light doesnít glow
And your friends donít want to know
Follow
Look past your mind, deep within you must find
Follow

When the frost begins to chill
When youíre dragged right through the mill
You hear a voice that whispers slow
A string drawn taut across the bow
Look to your heart, and then make a new start
Follow

And you will fast endure
The sickness without cure
Follow free follow sure
In this run-through, in this race
In this time and in this space
Rise to break this petty pace
Choose to find a state of grace
Follow

When the wind begins to blow
And the darkness starts to show
You must take comfort, let it go
For as above, so below
Follow
Look to your soul, like a child let it roll
Donít let the hatred take its toll
Follow

When the feeling flows
From your head down to your toes
And the light within you shows
Thereís a way beyond this woe
Follow

Words and Music by Gary Lucas

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COMING CLEAN

When I say, I want to know you
Think of all the things, I want to show you
You strip away the lies okay, that fall around me
Breathing life into the day, your love surrounds me

Riding on a steel rail
Twisting past oblivion
You bend before the wind so frail
Giving me the strength to live again 

Thereís a simple song you sing, I want to hear it
Heading out for better days, now donít you fear it
Life is not a game you play, the rules arenít black and white
Rising from oblivion
Do not go gentle into that good night

Like a pebble on the beach, unto a grain of sand 
Thrown and sown just out of reach, moving freely in his hand
All of us come clean you know, there at journeyís end
Waiting for the wave to flow, waiting for a sign
To start again

Words and Music by Gary Lucas

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SKIN DIVING

Plonger , se perdre         Dive, lose yourself
remonter le parfaire        rise up to the climax
tremper, eclater            get drenched, burst open
comme une goutte de verre   like a drop of glass
descend toi pudeur          let go your modesty 
trop profonde               too deep
respire                     breathe
remonter                    rise up
le desire qui respire       the desire that breathes 
skin diving
water rising                                                                
bubbles rising

         --Lucas/Medeiros 

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EVANGELINE

Trust in her, you must endure
The seasons ever changing
Face the frost, the hollow cost
Of lives spent rearranging
Evening bells and wishing well
The one who wonít need naming
Evangeline comes claiming

I can see her fair face sure 
As you can spy the sparrow
Swiftly now she turns and bows
And flies straight as the arrow
Dusky dells and private hells
Evangeline comes claiming
Brings forth her gentle raining

Evangeline

Now leaves do fall, and through it all
She constantly keeps burning
Within her gaze, the suns own rays
Now keeps my head from turning
When you think you know it all
Evangeline discerning
Brings forth her gentle learning
Evangeline comes claiming
Brings forth her gentle raining

Evangeline

Words and Music by Gary Lucas

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AIN'T GOT YOU

by Bruce Sprinsteen

I got the fortunes of heaven in diamonds and gold
I got all the bonds baby that the bank could hold
I got houses 'cross the country honey end to end
And everybody buddy wants to be my friend
Well I got all the riches baby any man ever knew
But the only thing I ain't got honey I ain't got you
I got a house full of Rembrandt and priceless art
And all the little girls they wanna tear me apart
When I walk down the street people stop and stare
Well you'd think I might be thrilled but baby I don't care
'Cause I got more good luck honey than old King Farouk
But the only thing I ain't got baby I ain't got you

I got a big diamond watch sittin' on my wrist
I try to tempt you baby but you just resist
I made a deal with the devil babe I won't deny
Until I got you in my arms I can't be satisfied

I got a pound of caviar sitting home on ice
I got a fancy foreign car that rides like paradise
I got a hundred pretty women knockin' down my door
And folks wanna kiss me I ain't even seen before
I been around the world and all across the seven seas
Been paid a king's ransom for doin' what comes naturally
But I'm still the biggest fool honey this world ever knew
'Cause the only thing I ain't got baby I ain't got you

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HURLY BURLY

Coming down to the ones that count, coming down to the wire
Coming up like a golden cup, burnished hot in the fire
Coming at you like a living statue, coming out to inspire
Winging down from the higher ground, singing strong in the choir

Ghosts are flying kites of spirit come to take you higher
When the hurly burlyís done thereís none but you shines like the sun

Hold fast, hold clean, the future flows from the golden mean
Hold steady, hold tight, the spirit walks from day to night
Say what you mean, mean what you say, the spirit moves from night to day
Hold tight, hold true, this is the story of me and you

When youíre walking through that door you better stop to wonder
When the wheel is spinning fast you canít afford to blunder

HurlyÖHurly BurlyÖCominí Down!

Coming down to the precious few, coming down to desire
Crossing over through the wildest blue, skywalk ever higher
Coming through like you always do, coming in from the mire
Coming fast like a babyís first gasp
This ainít the time to retire

When youíre walking through that door the odds are youíve been there before
Follow your feelings follow your heart, the stones they throw canít tear us apart
Calling all cats, calling all kittens, twice shy and once bitten
Calling all cats, calling all cars, the purest pure from Venus to Mars
Calling all old folk, calling all kids, donít look back to see what you did
Hold tight hold fast, the presentís now and the past is past

Hurly...Hurly Burly...Cominí Down!

Words and music by Gary Lucas

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LAND'S END

Outside the digger, the brave old outrigger
Outriding deciding to borrow
Some time to unwind, what you need to feel kind
Trust that everything works out tomorrow at

Landís End
Riverrun round the bend
Feel the flow never end
Sail on out start again

Some people are funny, think only of money
Walk around in a gloom when itís sunny
But just you keep grinning, and soon youíll start winning
When you feel you are through it is just the beginning at

Landís End
Reach on out to a friend
Give a hand you can lend
Nowís the time donít pretend

Flags are flying people crying
Sighing dying on the vine
Look around find common ground
One world unfurled itís there to find at

Landís End
Lighthouse bright on the sand
A beacon of life that we send
End this strife join the band

Inside you the trigger, the smaller the bigger
You are youíre a star in Godís eyes you shine far
So keep the fire going, and keep your love growing
The way to fair days on the path thatís worth knowing to
Landís End
Weíre all one to defend
But one flock you must tend
Weíre all here at Landís End
Now our heartís on the mend
Ride the ride let it blend
Heading out to Landís End

Words and Music by Gary Lucas

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SPIRIT MOVES

On the blasted heath and heather, you can find us all together,
In all kinds of wicked weather, borne on Godís breath like a feather

Cast out thoughts so melancholy, gloom and doom is certain folly
Keep your senses ever tingling, keep your keys forever jingling
Running like wild things to outrace the pack
Chasing down rainbows the moon at our back

Nowís the time we have to live in, hour of death is never given
Seize the day now with your head up, never know just where youíll end up
Come for our party, come for our friends,
Come walk the tightrope the road never ends

The spirit moves
Inside all grooves
The spirit walks
Pure feel no talk
The spirit glides
As Earth abides
The spirit hides

On the blasted heath and heather, you can find us all together
In all kinds of wicked weather, borne on Godís breath like a feather

Words and Music by Gary Lucas

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UNDER MY WING

Well I know one thing
She said, "Donít want your ring..."
Just one fling, no strings, still stings
Baby under my wing

Well I brought her to the absolute brink
With good wines, good lines and good drink
But in time, too late, she needed to shrink
From my behavioral kink
Well it still stings,
Took her under my wing

Coming home too late each night
Wondering what the day looks like
Doing numbers just for spite
In the red by dawnís daylight
In the black by hook or crook
Thatís my life an open book
Pretty picture she thought not
One way out with just one shot
It cost a lot
Well it still stings
Baby under my wing

Still here
But sheís gone
Unclear
Whatís right whatís wrong
No trace, no face, except for this song
Well sheís long gone
But just one thing
Canít you hear my heart sing?
Baby under my wing

Words and Music by Gary Lucas

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MOJO PIN

(J. Buckley/G. Lucas)

 I'm lying in my bed
 The blanket is warm
 This body will never be 
 Safe from harm
 Still feel your hair
 Black ribbons of coal
 Touch my skin
 To keep me whole...

 Oh...if only you'd come back to me..
 If you laid at my side...
 Wouldn't need no Mojo Pin
 To keep me satisfied...

 Don't wanna weep for you
 Don't wanna know
 I'm blind and tortured
 The white horses flow 
 Memories fire
 The rhythms fall slow
 Black beauty I love you so...

 Oh precious precious silver and gold
 And pearls in oyster's flesh
 Drop down we two to serve and pray to love
 Born again from the rhythm
 Screaming down from heaven
 Ageless, ageless and I'm there in your arms...

 Don't wanna weep for you
 I don't wanna know
 I'm blind and tortured
 The white horses flow
 The memories fire
 The rhythms fall slow..
 Black beauty I love you so....so..so..so...

 Oh the welts of your scorn, my love
 Give me more
 Send whips of opinion down my back
 Give me more
 Well it's you I've waited my life to see
 It's you I've searched so hard for...

 Don't wanna weep for you
 Don't wanna know
 I'm blind and tortured
 The white horses flow 
 The memories fire
 The rhythms fall slow..
 Black beauty I love you so...so...black black black beauty...

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ONE MAN'S MEAT

Oh Man, manÖhere we go again

One Manís Meat lived in a garden, till he ate forbidden fruit
All of a sudden his life got weird, now heís choppiní his own wood
One Manís Meat donít want to wake up, till every dream comes true
He starts out with a harem pretty soon heís killing dragons 
In an epoch like a Hindu

I ainít no genius but I know what I know, people are dreaminí wherever I go
Till recognition hits with a shock
Come on children letís rock!
Some play the dozens and even the tens, theyíll never live that moment over again
They keeps on talkiní till it leads you in, donít stop till your head spins

One Manís Meatís absorbed in rhythm, he likes an unobstructed flow
Without some degree of obstruction, rhythm doesnít happen at all
Who knows that he knows must be amazed, because heís both a wonder and being
A maze
Knowing and being is downright weird
The phenomenon is three-tiered
Which One is I when I Know that I Know, the One Who Knows or Who Knows that I Know,
Confusion of echoes it generates, the original gets lost no trace

I canít remember the words to this song
I get lost every time I am born
Evolving so unique and autonomous
That it almost appears to be a separate universe
One Manís Meat, Lord!

One Manís Meat is playing Hamlet, playing with such a serious rage
That the player of Polonius is actually murdered on the stage
I like to rampage, I like to sin
Till I turn around and see where I been
Tried to get straight Lord, I tried to fit in
Canít stop and I canít win
I know it hurts to be Who You Are, I seen your Brother, I know your Pa
I know your Sister ran off with your Ma
Driving in a fast car

Way down under the ocean, give or take a couple billion years ago
May have been swimminí we was still chasiní women
Way down under the deep blue sea, Lord
One Manís Fish Meat!

One Manís Meat was born to boogie, One Manís Meat canít do no good
One Manís Meat is so afraid, heís the bully of his neighborhood
I know youíre dreaming, I hear you snore, I hear the rumble from under the door,
I seen the halo surrounding your head
Be an angel if you was dead
I heard you laughing when somebody said
I saw you fall down on top of the bed
Turned out the light, cried into the phone
Please donít let me sleep alone
Please donít let me sleep alone
Please donít let me sleep alone
Please donít let me sleep

AloneÖAloneÖAlone

(Lucas/Johansen)

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