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A GOOD THIEF TIPS HIS HAT

by The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

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1.
Genius 05:21
I think I lost it once again I'm out on the street wanting the end And even friends do not pretend They understand me anymore My head has gotten so damn big I cannot even wear my wig And girls are dogs and men are pigs And where is God? I got to drown myself again just to survive I take this stuff so that I even want to stay alive cause Genius always rides on a rollercoaster It'll toast ya, weenie-roast ya When all your brilliant peers are already ghosts ya Wonder should ya hang around at all Maybe I'll throw it all away Perfectly end a lousy day Then I'll no longer have to play This stupid game But if there's really something more Beyond this world, behind the door Will I be stuck beneath the floor without a clue Maybe I'll stick around awhile just to be sure But mercuriousity makes everybody else a bore, yeah Genius always rides on a rollercoaster It'll toast ya, weenie-roast ya When all your brilliant peers are already ghosts Ya wonder should ya hang around at all Something got lost on the way Something got lost on the way, yeah I think I lost it once again I'm out on the street without a friend Cause even friends do not pretend they understand, cause Genius always rides on a rollercoaster It'll toast ya, weenie-roast ya When all your brilliant peers are already ghosts Ya wonder should ya hang around... Genius always rides on a rollercoaster It'll toast ya, weenie-roast ya When all your brilliant peers are already ghosts Ya wonder should ya hang around, at all Yeah I'm a Genius, yeah, yeah You're a Genius and you know its true Genius... I think I lost it once again
2.
I hang with them on Sunday afternoons My friends all think I'm some kind of a loonie Alone but talkin' strong They think my mind is gone I'm hangin' with an army they can't see I hang with John and Kurt and Jimi too With Sandy, Jannie, Albert, Charlie, the whole departed crew We're sharing all our dreams And we're all coming clean We realize there's so much left to do So we're all instigating Silent Revolution Fashion institutions can't control Yeah, we're all instigating Silent Revolution Me and all the dear departed souls We're shuttin' up and getting small We're tuning into you Won't walk before we learn to crawl this time we Want you to get through Cause we need you now, yeah We're hangin' now most every afternoon And mornings, evenings, night times Laughin', singin' like a bunch of loonies Yeah, we're all becoming friends It's an anthem to the end We're trying to teach everyone the tune Yeah, we're all instigating Silent Revolution Fashion institutions can't control Yeah, we're all instigating Silent Revolution Us and all the dear departed souls
3.
Radio 04:16
Little box that translates air You speak to us from everywhere In Mama's kitchen, Daddy's car You painted stories, brought us stars to light our way We never had to read it in a magazine Didn't have to see it on our mtv We heard it on the radio Of all the things we learned at school The things you taught us always ruled So many minds that you control Dear box, where will you lead our souls Never had to read it in a magazine Never had to see it on our mtv We heard it on the radio Heard it on the radio Lift us up when we're down in the cities and towns help us flow You're mainstream, you're underground Turn a life unprofound into a show But do you come from God or don't you know ? Never had to read it in a magazine Didn't have to see it on our mtv We heard it on the radio Little box that translates air You speak to us from everywhere
4.
My Girl 03:19
She doesn't have to follow me at all She doesn't have to come each time I call She doesn't have to play my stupid game She got her own connection to the flame My girl - yeah, she's very free And that's all right with me She sees the things that I can't see She says someday that she will be my gate She says that if its love than I can wait She says if I ain't Christ than she ain't game She swears someday she'll pray in my name My girl - yeah, she's very free In her philosophy She baits the things that I should be She says baby, don’t push, don't pander, don't shove She don't give a damn about falling in love It's just a chemical rush and though it makes you feel great The only thing that lasts is what we create.... She doesn't have to follow me at all She doesn't have to come each time I call She doesn't have to play my stupid game She got her own connection to the flame My girl - yeah, she's very free And that's all right by me She sees the things that I can't see And though she makes me wait Hey man, she radiates She baits the things that I should be Yeah... She's my girl...
5.
Someday 03:21
Someday's a better day when I'll have you beside me and we can get away somewhere where they can't ride me cause everyday they're hiding from the lowdown button lip and kissin' ass to stay 'round I'm laying low, but how low can you go down turning cheeks we're headin' for a showdown some ride, some pay, some plunder some love the spell they're under but I know the distant thunder will tear their world asunder someday's a better day cause I'll have you beside me and we can get away somewhere where they can't ride me I'm missing dreams and missing her together I cannot say I miss the bitter weather all the creeps that don't let things get better give them rope enough to knit a sweater some ride, some pay, some plunder some love the spell they're under but I know the distant thunder will tear their world asunder yeah...... some ride, some pay, some plunder some love the spell they’re under but I know the distant thunder will tear their world asunder someday's a better day when I'll have you beside me and we can get away somewhere where they can't ride me someday's a better day when I'll have you beside me and we can get away somewhere where they can't ride me down...down...yeah...
6.
Slambovia 04:14
Walking round the city I'm looking for a spark Any sign of life That can save me from the dark Oh, if I could have my way I would bring it here today Slambovia Floating round the temple Is my head getting big I've been talking to the elders They all seem like empty wigs Oh, if I could have my way I would bring it here today Forevermore Yeah, but I'll wait, face fate Love hates lies And I can't wait too long Hey, I don't mean to bitch yeah and I don't mean to moan I'm just trying to strike it rich in a world that ain't my home and I'll pack my bags and hit the road and you won't have to see my face no more Hey, but I'll wait, face fate Love hates lies and I can't wait too long Mama wake me up I think I'm sleeping much too deep And this dream that I've been having is giving me the creeps Mama take me far away or else bring it here today Forevermore Yeah, but I'll wait, face fate Love hates lies And I can’t wait too long I can't wait too long Yeah, But I'll wait, face fate Love hates lies And I can't wait too long Yeah, I can't wait too long I can't wait too long Yeah, I can't wait too long...
7.
Never Fit 05:33
Out on the edge of all we know there is a place I used to go Anytime I didn't feel that I belonged in what was real And I would see you there arriving on a desperate prayer We'd sit and talk, we'd laugh and cry about the meaning of it all All around we'd hear the sound of what the world was saying But something in us can't subscribe to games they say to play Yeah I don't believe That we ever fit in anyway We never fit in anywhere Only here, and we know here is not perceived reality We never fit in anyway We never fit in anywhere I don't care cause I know here is where I always want to be A Chevy Biscanne in the rain where we would share the loss and gain Of everyday we had to be the things we knew we couldn't be And we would laugh until we choked Everything became a joke The only way we could survive so we could live another day All around we'd hear the sound of what the world was saying But something in us can't subscribe to games they say to play Yeah I don't believe That we ever fit in anyway We never fit in anywhere Only here, and we know here is not perceived reality We never fit in anyway We never fit in anywhere I don't care cause I know here is where I always want to be I light a candle in my mind Just to see that bright face shine Hear your voice so full of dreams I seem to know what they all mean And you have always been a friend By every means to evey end And that to me, that loyalty is worth believing in All around we hear the sound of what the world was saying Something in us can't subscribe to games they say to play And I don't believe, hey We never fit in anyway We never fit in anywhere Only here, and we know here is not perceived reality We never fit in anyway We never fit in anywhere I don't care cause I know here is where you've always been with me We never fit in anyway
8.
Ridin' the Palisades up to her place Wheels leave the ground, yeah the air here is laced And I'm gone, I'm long gone And its a long way out to Alice in Space I visit Alice cause she understands More of the child and less of the man She don't game me And she won't fall But its a long way out to Alice in Space She'll lift you up and she'll shed your disguise And I've seen the ancients in Alice's eyes when she smiles And its a long way out to Alice in Space She'll lift you up and shed your disguise Then see the ancients in Alice's eyes when she cries Millions of people and one little lie Zillions of children whose spirits have all flown away They're long gone And its a long way out to Alice in Space And its a long way out to Alice in Space Its a long way out
9.
Good Thief 04:58
A good thief tips his hat A good thief winks his eye A good thief always smiles A good thief never lies He comes to steal your heart and take you far away where you can dream your dreams you can learn to play Without fear Without fear I took my stories all To Dream Weasel's estate He nuked them for an hour and put 'em on a plate He cut 'em up with grace and chewed without a sound and then he spit them in my face tried to knock me down But no fear I got no fear Cause where will he go when the good thief comes around? I said, there's no where to hide when the good thief comes to town... And where will you go when the good thief comes around You know there's nowhere to hide when the good thief comes to town A good thief tips his hat A good thief winks his eye A good thief always smiles And good thieves never die They come to steal your heart and take you far away where you can dream your dreams you can learn to play Without fear without fear without fear without fear Where will you go?
10.
Waking up isn't easy When you ain't got no reason When there's no one to please Your life feels so strange Look at you in the mirror Nothing is getting clearer Living life with the fear that Things stay the same There ain't a lot to say, Go through your whole damn day, So many games you play, What do they mean ? WelI, I've got a lot of reasons Gathered through many seasons Some bad and some are pleasing I just don't know I dreamed it could be better Something less to the letter Maybe I best be getting on with the show I've got a lot to say, And if I had my way, There's just one game I'd play, All of my life Well I'd run away with the circus of dreams Lived half my life, still don't know what it means Through a glass darkly we see What is it we're meant to be... Flies through the air with the greatest of ease The daring young clown on the flying trapeze His movement so graceful it makes you wonder Is it for real or some spell we're under Lived half our life still don't know what it means Pack up our bags for the circus of dreams I guess we'll see you around Whenever we come to town Or you can fly through the air with the greatest of ease If you run away with the circus of dreams Fly through the air with the greatest of ease Look at me fly...
11.
It's already broken It's already clear And waves of devotion will appear It's already moving Along the right track And what has been broken won't be back So I, I don't mind If you treat me unkind 'Cause in a way, we've been blind So, I don't mind It's already broken A matter of time I walk on the ocean Clear my mind It's already moving Along the right track And what has been broken won't be back So I, I don't mind If you treat me unkind 'Cause in a way, we've been blind So, I don't mind It's already broken It's already clear I walk on the ocean disappear Yeah I, I don't mind If you treat me unkind 'Cause in a way, we've been blind So, I don't mind Yeah, I don't mind It's already broken It's already broken It's already broken I don't mind I don't mind I don't mind I don't mind

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"A Good Thief Tips His Hat" was voted "Album of the Year" in Rhythm & News Readers Poll 2000 and picked as one of the "Best Albums of 1999" by Mixx Magazine. "Eerie yet jovial", this description best sums up their music- raggedy-ass hillbilly punk-floyd folk pop with primitive classical elements and spooky surreal overtones.

These Sleepy Hollow legends draw on the dark mysticism of the Hudson Valley and serve it up with poignant humour, catchy hooks, seductive vocals and hauntingly beautiful songs that go straight to the heart. This music can heal what ails ya. A classic...

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released April 8, 2000

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Psychedelic americana from the misty hills of Sleepy Hollow.


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