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Songs inspired by books as part of The Bushwick Book Club Seattle

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released March 3, 2013

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Track Name: Back to the Woods or Back to the Good Ole Lord_Watchman
Half of them want a revolution,
the other half wants a revelation.
Back to the woods or back to the good ole Lord.

Some folks think there's a second coming,
others don't but most come running
Back to the woods or back to the good ole Lord.

How many times have we been through this,
we ain't going to be the last ones through this
Life In the woods or life in the good ole Lord.

But if the lights go down on the ole town,
You bet you that you're gonna want to be around
To witness life in the woods or life in the good ole Lord.

If we lived on the land would we understand,
that man needs man and lend a helping hand
To make a life the woods or a life in the good ole Lord.

Whether there's heaven after Armageddon,
we won't know till the sun comes settin'
Down on the woods or down on the good ole Lord.

But one thing's certain this world's sure hurtin',
and folks can't wait to release their burdens,
‪ Out on‬ the woods or out on the good ole Lord.‬‬‬

Are there folks still willing to stop the killing,
and fight for this world where were still living
And not fall back on the woods or back on the good ole Lord.
Track Name: Call of the Country's Song_Lonesome Dove
I'm searching for a sound
softer than quiet can be
Far from the bustle of town
often I come here for peace
But even a whisper can break
the song that dessert makes
Lighter than the breath of the breeze
that country sings in it's key

The call of the country's song
melody mixed with mesquite
Its been there all along
the dust in the brush is its beat
Of violence the verses tell
the courses of chaparral
The call of the country's song
now you hear it now it's gone

Driving the herd through the Plains
sky stretched as far as can see
First trying not to drowned in the rain
then it's drier than the bones of the beast
And half of the men are still green
just boys their mothers couldn't keep
These hands are as rough as a steed
but inside melancholy

The call of the country's song
melody mixed with mesquite
Its been there all along
the dust in the brush is its beat
Of violence the verses tell
the courses of chaparral
The call of the country's song
now you hear it now it's gone
Track Name: Here Comes Industry_A People's History of the United States
Here comes industry
They're going to save humanity
More for you means more for me
Here comes industry

Here comes industry
Keep it domestic says Carnegie
Only buy steel from my mills
Here comes industry

Here comes industry
Thanks for the loan Mr. JP
Now the bank owns the land and the land owned me
Here comes industry

Here comes industry
They don't give a damn about you and me
We're just the cogs that turn their machines
Here comes industry

Here comes industry
Bought up another one Mr. John D
Our blood and toil for his bucket of oil
Here comes industry

Down with industry
It's time we formed a community
Fight with the knights for workers rights
Down with industry

Down with industry
We can't compete with their lobby
They've got the law in their jobs
Down with industry

Down with industry
Workers unite regardless of creed
A man's a man so get off your knees
Down with industry

Down with industry
Unite to fight the corporate greed
You don't need the right go ahead and strike
Down with industry

Down with industry
Strike and another man fills the need
You're not worth your salt or earth
Down with industry

Down with industry
It's timely formed a Labour Party
They're sitting rich we've got mouths to feed
Down with industry

Here comes industry
Let's build a railroad with the Chinese
Cast them aside like a wounded knee
Here comes industry

Here comes industry
Mr. Dole needs Hawaii
We won't stop till the Philippines
Here comes industry

Here comes industry
To war with France's at the Cubans free
Business disguised as democracy
Here comes industry

Here comes industry
It's an open door policy
Just force them to buy from me
Here comes industry

Here comes industry
Let's form an empire McKinley
Our goods aren't where they need to be
Here comes industry

Here comes industry
They're going to save humanity
More for you means more for me
Here comes industry
Track Name: Let Me Go_The Time Machine
Back and forwards left and right
these are the ways we move through this life
and we just can't seem to get up off the ground
this old world keeps pulling us down
Oh oh let me go
oh oh let me go

Going to build a balloon
fly myself straight to the moon
finally be free of this gravity
it won't keep it's hold on me
Oh oh let me go
oh oh let me go

Is the pull of death
like the pull of earth
one direction since our birth
if we can fly
why should we die
It's time that we controlled the time
Oh oh let me go
oh oh let me go

It's time I built a time machine
and moved beyond these temporal things
find a place where the human race
has evolved to accept it's fate
Oh oh let me go
oh oh let me go

How much further do I have to go
before the end nobody knows
the longer I climb up the line of time
the further that I get from mine
Oh oh let me go
oh oh let me go

The more I see the more I believe
that nothing escapes this gravity
future or past nothing ever lasts
it's all a path to the aftermath
Oh oh let me go
oh oh let me go
Track Name: The Select Pleasure Establishment of the Year_The Bartenders Tale
There's a place in Two Medicine County
Where the locals go at night
It's the kind of joint
That makes it a point
to know your drink to pour it right

So come on in and have a beer
sit back relax and have no fear
Because it's the select pleasure establishment of the year

If you stumble on the town of Gros Ventre
You better come on down
Because people flock
just to come and talk
To the best proprietor around

So come on in and have a beer
sit back relax and have no fear
Because it's the select pleasure establishment of the year

Yes the Medicine Lodge is the select
pleasure establishment of the year
Track Name: The Lord, The Devil and The Boy_The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Once upon a time
Men were on the battleline
The children were sent away to play
And guess what they did find

A doorway to another world
discovered by a little girl
She went one day and she did stay
While the others were left behind

And when she did return
The others couldn't take their turn
So they didn't believe what she had seen
And one of them was mean to her

Until he stumbled through
And came to see it too
A world of white that girl was right
And it was quite a sight for sure

There was a woman
Who tempted him with delight
But he was surely not a victim
Of this devil dressed in white

The woman put a curse on him
the apple of original sin
He was to go and leave the snow
And bring the others back there with him

So what could he do
He brought the others back with him to
But he didn't say that he knew the way
But by the end of the day they knew
The Lord, The Devil and The Boy (2/2)
Inspired by The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

They went to see the friendly fawn
But he was already long gone
He had to leave for helping a daughter Eve
And I believe he was even turned to stone

That's when they met the creature
By the name of Mr. beaver
He said that in the end to help their friend
They'd have to be true believers

For there was a savior
The true lord of the land
And when he came his roar of thunder
Would pass the power onto them

That's when the brother took sides
And went off to be her spy
The others instead went and fled
To find the Lord that the brother despised

When they met him they were full of awe
At the size of the Lions paws
He gave them strength and made them think
About the brother they'd left behind

So they went to rescue that brother
Who by now understood his troubles
And when they saved him they forgave him
Because they know that everyone does stumble

But the woman knew of an Ancient power
That would have allowed her
to take the brother from the others
But the Lord he would not cower

He walked the sands with the devil
And in the end gave his life
So that boy and all his troubles
Could become a man and set things right

When the boys fought the battle
The girls witnessed with their eyes
Their lord resurrected
His love and innocence brought him back to life

And the children defeated the evil
And grew old as kings in queens
But eventually they returned to their home world
And they were young again but they knew it was not a dream
Track Name: The Plight of Man_Silent Spring
The plight of man
is to try and understand
the things that life brings
that we can't comprehend

With every cure comes
more we're unsure of
with every victory a defeat
And through our trials we travel miles and miles
but its only further from relief

Oh the plight of man

You can't reap what
you don't sow but
you can clear it all away
That spray's no answer
A cancer's still a cancer
just another way to lose your way

The plight of man
is to try and understand
the things that life brings
that we can't comprehend
Track Name: Shine On_The Shining
Holleran keeps hollering
Shine on shine on boy
Papa gets a hold of you he's going to scold you
So shine on shine on boy
Hear your mother crying Lord hope she ain't dying
Shine on shine on boy
It's all going to be fine just as long as you shine on boy

When the world keeps you down keep your feet on the ground
Shine on shine on boy
There are things you don't know but learning's how you grow
So just shine on shine on
Don't be afraid it won't lead you astray
So shine on shine on boy
It's all going to be fine just as long as you shine on boy

I know you don't understand what could possess a man
To shine on shine on boy
But beneath all the pain there are still things to gain
So shine on shine on boy
No matter what you do just hold onto
That shine on shine on boy
It's all going to be fine just as long as you shine on boy

Holleran keeps hollering
Shine on shine on boy
Papa gets a hold of you he's going to scold you
So shine on shine on boy
Hear your mother crying Lord hope she ain't dying
Shine on shine on boy
It's all going to be fine just as long as you shine on boy