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FLAPJACKS FROM THE SKY

by The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

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    Limited Edition LP. One beautiful picture disc featuring 10 of the 21 songs from the Flapjacks From The Sky album. Unique artwork on front and back.

    Side 1:
    1. Rocket
    2. Sunday in the Rain
    3. Living with God
    4. Baby Jane
    5. Moondog House

    Side 2:
    1. Gonna Get Up
    2. In Her Own World
    3. Sullivan Lane
    4. Flapjacks from the Sky

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1.
Rocket 03:26
Goin' up like a rocket Valentines in my pocket Got the sound Got the sound Comin' down Gone away is the blue bird Here to stay is the new bird 'Got the sound 'Got the sound Comin' down There ain't no mistakin' it now No stoppin' or breakin' it now It's already come in the clouds It is all around you Goin' up like a rocket Valentines in my pocket Got the sound Got the sound Comin' down Got the sound Got the sound Comin' down Got the sound Got the sound Comin' down
2.
I woke up today Like yesterday I went out to score some anti-pain But i need your voice not somethin' else On this Sunday in the rain I faded away more everyday And feelin' less meant somethin' more Yeah I never stopped to check the score 'Til this Sunday in the rain Well i know I lied to you And I denied all your pain I justified my own point of view And now I'm standin' all alone In the rain Hey I'll get it right you'll see And all your sorrow I'll repay Just send out your light to me And let me know if there's a If there's still a way I woke up today Like yesterday I went out to score some anti-pain But my real addiction's gettin' plain On this Sunday in the rain I need your voice not somethin' else On this Sunday in the rain Yeah I need your voice not somethin' else On this Sunday in the rain Sunday in the rain Sunday in the rain Sunday in the rain
3.
Sometimes my needs exceed my greed Then Mr. Paranoia comes to call I bob and weave lest he succeed To land the hook that brings the deadly fall He whispers, "Joe just let it go 'Cause you can't even trust your friends" But a kiss from Eve is all I need To make it end A kiss from Eve is all I need To chase the demons that just plague my soul A kiss from Eve is all I need To know that something good is on a roll Her love don't change It's very plain But when I wonder if it's so A kiss from Eve is all I need to let me know I believe God made Eve... A kiss from Eve is like a breeze That takes my ship to better latitudes A kiss from Eve is all I need To know she's worthy of my gratitude A friend in need's a friend indeed But when i wonder if it's so A kiss from Eve is all I need to let me know I believe God made Eve To turn deceivers to believers Yes and i believe That a kiss from Eve is all I need A kiss from Eve is all I need A kiss from Eve is all I need
4.
I got a moondog house On the edge of town I turn the music up I pull the curtains down And then We cruise all night Our secret rendezvous Lit by the inner light And I'm alone with You And We dance Like the fleas on a dog in the night Yeah We dance 'Til Our feet leave the ground and the light Shines thru the darkest places Some people go to church on Sunday Kneel and pray Well I say God bless them If they can go that way But me I have to wait Until the sun goes down Go to my holy shack Out on the edge of town I try to spend my days Just doin' all I can To help my fellow woman And my fellow man But when the sun goes down And I start gettin' blue I like to spend my time Being alone with You And We dance Like the trees in a storm in the night Sweet romance 'Til the stars all bow down to the Light I never wanta come Skideli beat da veeta Beta da bow Skidelido deeta Veeda da bow... (or some reasonable facsimile) And We dance Like the fleas on a dog in the night Yeah We dance 'Til Our feet leave the ground and the light Shines thru the darkest places I gotta moondog house I gotta moondog house I gotta moondog house I gotta moondog house on the edge of town
5.
Baby Jane 05:26
There are things they try to sell What they're worth I cannot tell We spend so much time just survivin' We let heaven go to hell We gotta move on baby Jane The way they think Will make you go insane They'll steal your love And slam your name But that's alright They cannot steal your light Yeah can never steal your light So you just move on baby Jane Yeah move on baby Jane His face is strong, his words are sweet Specifically honed to knock you off your feet Yeah... knock you down and hold you under Anything to keep you incomplete You gotta move on baby Jane He'll steal your love And then slam your name He's terrified you're gonna stake your claim 'Cause he fears your soul But he's no longer in control Yeah he's no longer in control So you just move on baby Jane Move on baby Jane Move on baby Jane I wrote this song for you tonight To let you know i love your light But we can't stop here Or we'll start sinkin' We gotta move until we get it right We gotta move on baby Jane The way they think Will make you go insane I'd steal your love And slam your name 'Cause you're so fine I wish that you were mine I even wish that you were mine So you just move on baby Jane Move on baby Jane Move on to the light Move on move on Move on baby Jane .
6.
I Wish 02:45
I wish I was gentle I wish I was kind Instead of just out of my mind I wish I was stable I wish I was schooled Not just an idealistic fool I wish I could whisper to you Words that would comfort you I wish i could chase your fears away I wish that I could say, "hey it'll be okay" I wish I was charming You know I'm just crude I wish I was filthy rich for you I wish that I could be All the things you dream I wish that I could turn your wishes to reality Here's hopin' my wishes all to come true Cause I wanta give my best to you Yeah I wanta whisper to you Words that would comfort you And I wanta steal your heart away And I just gotta say, "hey it'll be okay" I wish I was gentle I wish I was kind Instead of just out of my mind Instead of just out of my mind You know I'm just out of my mind .
7.
Better Life 03:30
I see you standin' in the rain I hear your voice I feel your pain I know I know Cause you are everything to me And there's nothin' here if I can't feel Your love your love Cause we were always tryin' To find a better life And though we did our best We couldn't get it right Ain't it plain Let's get back to our better life again Cause all I ever say and all I ever do Is tryin' to find the girl that i once loved in you Ain't it plain Let's get back to our better life again Yeah all I wanta do and all I wanna be Is feel the way I did when you believed in me Ain't it plain Let's get back to our better life again Let's get back to our better life again Let's get back to our better life yeah
8.
Sometimes it feels Like the worlds closin' in on us We beg borrow steal as it tries hard to pin us We lose the magic that keeps us free Then I look at you and you look at me We laugh it all away Walkin' with you is like walkin' with Talkin' to you is like talkin' to Livin' with you is like livin' with God Just like livin' with God Sometimes it feels Like the things that they sold us are true Sometimes it feels to survive We must do as they do But oh those times when we get it right Beyond our fears and beyond our fights I look at you and I see the light The life, the truth, the way Walkin' with you is like walkin' with God Talkin' to you is like talkin' to God Livin' with you is like livin' with God Just like livin' with God This is my hope and my way and my dream And my drug when I get tired of livin' This is my truth and my fountain of youth And the thing I feel is worth the giving Beyond the games beyond the schemes Beyond the ways beyond the means Beyond the churches with their flaws Beyond the letter and the law Beyond the mountains and the seas Beyond beyond there's you and me You're like livin' with God Just like livin' with God You're like livin' with God Just like livin' with God
9.
We went out on the road today And the sky was full of tears And each small town looked so blue And they seemed to ache for better years Then my cell phone started ringin' wild Like a fire alarm from hell And when I picked it up a sad voice said, "It's time to ring that golden bell" And I was talkin' to the Buddha And I made the Buddha cry Yeah I was talkin' to the Buddha And I realized that I, I've been causin' all this rain He said meet me at Joe's diner Where Route 6 meets 88 Well I arrived at the appointed time But Buddha said, "you're runnin' late" We both ordered an espresso From the owner's new machine And as the jukebox played Nirvana He said, " ignorance is mean" And I was talkin' to the Buddha And I made the Buddha cry Yeah I was talkin' to the Buddha And I realized that I, I've been causin' all this rain I've been causin' all this rain Somebody help me stop the rain Buddha said the twelve gates wait for you And creation's in travail Waiting for us all to see the light And restore what we have failed The waitress said, "hey you want a refill?" But Buddha said, "there is no time" "There's three seconds left to zero" Then that white light stole my mind And I was talkin' to the Buddha And I made the Buddha cry I was talkin' to the Buddha And I realized that I, I've been causin' all this rain I've been causin' all this rain Somebody help me stop the rain Somebody help me stop the rain Help me stop the rain... We've been talkin' to the Buddha
10.
Things have gotten strange Out here on the range We've just been fumblin' around Stuck here on the ground But like a big eight wheeler rollin' down the track Voices say it's comin' back tonight Everywhere you go Maine to Pocomo You see them tumblin' down Ministers and clowns But like a big eight wheeler rollin' down the track Voices say it's comin' back tonight Yeah tonight there will be dancin' And tonight there will be song Some heavenly romancin' cause The spirit that had left is comin' home Yeah tonight yeah tonight Hey tonight there will be dancin' And tonight there will be song Some heavenly romancin' cause The spirit that had left is comin' home Yeah tonight oh tonight Well everyone I know Even Gram and Uncle Joe Been singin' the strangest tunes Yeah they been howlin' at the moon Cause like a big eight wheeler rollin' down the track Voices say it's comin' back tonight. Yeah like a big eight wheeler rollin' down the track Voices say it's comin' back And i think it's comin' home tonight Yeah i think it's comin' home tonight I think it's comin' home tonight Sing la la la....
11.
Jump Rope 03:42
I remember as a child Watching you as the sun went down I heard you singin' with your girlfriends Feet were movin' at the speed of Jump in my lady Jump in and make it right Jump in my lady Shine with that holy light again But we grew up much too quickly I saw your body not your dreams I lost the magic I lost the sparkle Talkin' sweet and stealin' mean Jump in my lady Jump in and make it right Jump in my lady Shine with that holy light again That voice, that light, come play Feet leave the ground Don't let that light go away Come save us Come save us now On a mountain there's a lady Who she is I do not know All she wears is bells and silver All she needs is a nice young man Jump in my lady Jump in and make it right Jump in my lady Let me be that young man Jump in my lady Jump in and make it right Jump in my lady Shine with that holy light again Don't let that light go away Don't let that light go away Don't let that light go away
12.
Bike 05:20
Mickey found a bike in his father's garden Black and gold with flaming skulls on it He knew just as soon as he sat upon it It was a gift from Dad from the great beyond It moved his soul When he let it roll Out into the street Every eye, every eye watched him As Mickey rode, free as anyone could be Everyone, everyone wished that They could be as cool as him Every morning Mickey would go out riding Life was magic being alive then Supercool existence with this enhancer He spoke to God and he heard God answer Holy mackerel, Dad had saved his soul Every eye, every eye watched him As Mickey rode, free as anyone could be Everyone, everyone wished that They could be as cool as him But then one day when he went out Something came to cause him doubt Something came to bust his dreams Very cold and very mean A gang of bullies blocked his way All set to murdelize that day The biggest one jumped in his space And roundhouse kicked him in the face And boy and bike fell to the grass Mickey's heart was beating fast He knew this day could be his last So he got up and kicked his... Ask me no questions, tell you no lies That creep went down and started to cry All of his gang ran off in a fray Mickey grabbed his bike and rode away Yeah! He was in control When he let it roll Out into the street Every eye, every eye watched him As Mickey rode, free as anyone could be Everyone, everyone wished that They could be as cool as Mickey Yeah Mickey! Mickey found a bike in his father's garden Black and gold with flaming skulls on it He knew just as soon as he sat upon it It was a gift from Dad from the great beyond From the great beyond From the great beyond Mickey found a bike in his father's garden
13.
Glide 04:06
Lilly won't you dance with me I've been waiting for the chance Down through all eternity Dreamin' of a true romance Glide baby glide let your fears subside won't you let it flow Glide baby glide when they play my song on the radio Glide baby glide, Glide baby glide Lilly don't you know my name Lilly can you see my face Lilly don't you feel my love Swim in your amazing Grace Glide baby glide let your fears subside won't you let it flow Glide baby glide when they play my song on the radio Glide baby glide, I said glide baby glide Lilly don't you think it's time, yeah We've been waitin' for so long Seekers gotta learn to find Lilly I have heard you prayin' I have heard you prayin' Glide... Lilly can't you see it's time, yeah We've been waitin' for so long Seekers better learn to find Lilly Can't you hear me prayin', can't you hear me prayin' Lilly won't you dance with me I've been waiting for the chance Down through all eternity Dreamin' of a true romance Glide baby glide let your fears subside won'tcha let it flow Glide baby glide when they play my song on the radio Glide baby glide, said glide baby glide
14.
Gonna Get Up 01:53
I'm gonna get up I'm gonna get up I'm gonna get up and fix myself a drink A little coffee Maybe pico A little somethin' to help myself to think But here i go i slippin' slidin' down the tractor beam didn't mean to but I'm gently floatin' down the stream right back into the world of dreams. 'Know they want me there in the real world but this feels like my ideal world just a couple minutes just a couple minutes more I'm gonna get up I'm gonna get up I'm gonna get up and fix myself a drink I'm gonna get up I'm gonna get up I'm gonna get up and fix myself a drink...
15.
Last night I saw her again She is a friend of a friend She's somethin' different it shows She don't go out with no one Don't know what she does for fun She's got this strange kinda glow She ain't into nothin' that's cool to be into but She's got me into her mad She's in her own world, she got her own world She does her music and art But there is some other part of her that She don't reveal I hope I can become her friend So that this mystery can end This secret side she conceals She says it's simple but I don't believe it It's somethin' I've not felt before She's in her own world, she got her own world Well all I ever want to give her Love forever and forever yeah To be a friend if she gets lonely People tell me that she's only foolin' I know she isn't She's in her own world, she got her own world She's in her own world Wanna play a part there Cause she's got my heart there She's in her own world She's in her own world
16.
She wasn't one of the misscripted lovers That moved with the others She didn't know why They would make fun of the way she would druther Just float up and hover between earth and sky I wasn't able to keep my mind stable Condition was labeled acute A.D.D. They saw the problems and tried hard to solve 'em But she only noticed the goodness in me So down Sullivan Lane we walked in the rain Like sister and brother Down Sullivan Lane we slipped from the pain Right into the other world When we first saw you you were cruisin' the blue You were simple as dew you were floating away You were like her and me spaced out as you could be We know that frequency Come out and play So down Sullivan Lane we walked in the rain Like sisters and brothers Down Sullivan Lane we slipped from the pain Right into the other world They taught you how to cope taught you to tow the rope Moved you away far far away But when you think of me tune in the frequency Come out and play come out and play 'Cause down Sullivan Lane We're callin' your name Your sisters and brothers Down Sullivan Lane Please come back again come back to the other world
17.
Look Ma no hands And I'm cruisin' down this hill Knievely Yeah I've come so far since Dad was helpin' me Yeah I'm free, I'm so free Look Ma no hands Look Ma no drugs And I'm floatin' high and stoned as I can be Only difference is I got no strings on me Yeah I'm free, I'm so free Look Ma no hands It feels so easy How is it we made it so damn hard Yes it feels so easy How we get so low We gotta learn to flow It feels so easy How is it we made it so damn hard Yes it feels so easy How we get so low I think it's time to go Look Ma no church And I talk to God like He's right here with me And these visions are much better than TV Yeah And they're free, and I'm free Look Ma no hands Look Ma no hands
18.
Fumes 04:56
We run on fumes we don't need much A little smile is just the touch We run all day and thru the night A couple winks 'll get us right There is a Source that doesn't sleep It's dreams are vast it's roots are deep The very source of what we are is very close We just think it's far I am in you, you are in me And what we should be will surely be I always was always will be In love with you, in love with you... I cannot make peace with reality Somethin's gonna give and it ain't me Cause I think I finally see that There is a Source that doesn't sleep It's dreams are vast it's roots are deep The very source of what we are is very close We just think it's far I am in you, you are in me And what we should be will surely be I always was always will be In love with you, in love with you...
19.
We built our fires and we gathered We built our altars and we prayed We shed a tear for what we longed for And we cried out to be saved 'Cause in our minds we could remember Something that we no longer had And in our hearts a burning ember What did we lose that made us so sad? So we called to the Mystic to keep our dreams alive Yeah we called to the Mystic For reasons to survive For reasons to survive And we would gaze at night in wonder At beauty we could not reflect So to the moon and to the thunder Our simple shrines we would erect We built our temples and religions But where have they all led us now To greater walls and more division Our symbols turned to golden cows So we called to the Mystic to keep our dreams alive Yeah we called to the Mystic For reasons to survive For reasons to survive And where are You mysterious maker? In outer realms or deep inside? And is this asker just a taker? Are we the reason that You hide? Is it we can't see You in temples That are not made of brick and stone? Is it when You appear we fear You? Is that why we're so all alone? There are so many many questions There are so many many ways Oh make us stupid make us simple And come back to us in these days Yeah we call to the Mystic to keep our dreams alive Yeah we call to the Mystic For reasons to survive For reasons to survive Oh we call to the Mystic to keep our dreams alive Yeah we called to the Mystic For reasons to survive For reasons to survive
20.
Look in the sky, over there, see that light? Oh it's gone No over there. Look it's moving our way Oh it's gone What could it be? Look it's right overhead. Looks so odd Bathed in blue light Feel that warmth Do you think it's from God? I used to see these things every night as a child Back before logic trained minds that were free to run wild Grownups said, "Saucers!" but they looked like pancakes to me Hot off the griddle and floating in nights endless sea Silvery sometimes but mostly quite buttery blue Heavenly Mother put love in the batter for you Doo-bee do Angels and aliens know the real way to get high We knew it too before we ate that apple and died Shoulda ate them flapjacks from the sky We are so sick of this stuff that we're fed everyday Eat anything to get high but the high goes away Ma hear our cry We're so hungry Oh please feed us soon Send an invasion of flapjacks to this dark side of the moon They were a part of the plan of the Man in the Sky Without their light we've been junkies for mock apple pie Shoulda ate them flapjacks from the sky Better get some flapjacks from the sky
21.
Nighttime 07:11
When the morning comes and you start your day Do you think of me though i'm far away? 'Cause i ache for you through the whole damned day 'Til the nighttime when the dreams come 'Til the nighttime when I see you there Oh the days are long 'til it's time to play I can't think of you or i drift away And the words get caught and the tears give way Everynight child 'til the dreams come 'Til the nighttime i whisper a prayer To the nighttime's where my heart runs 'Cause in the nighttime i'll see you there You know it's hard to do what we must do When everything around you comes unglued And the meanings fall apart Let my songs surround you in the work you do When it don't go right let 'em comfort you It's the way I love And my love is true And in the nighttime if your dreams ache In the nighttime whisper a prayer In the nighttime if your heart breaks In the nighttime I will be there I will be there In the nighttime...

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Two full studio albums. (3 years in the making!) 21 tasty tunes on 2 buttery discs. The much anticipated follow-up to "A Good Thief Tips His Hat."

"Flapjacks from the Sky is not only a grand surprise as an ambitious (and fully realized) album, it's a record that opens up American folk, pop, and rock languages, creating an inner dialogue that is not only translatable and accessible to anyone, but is also delightful and free of cluttered ambitions. Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams have the requisite skill and taste to inspire actual awe in even the most jaded of listeners." - Allmusic.com

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released March 1, 2004

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Psychedelic americana from the misty hills of Sleepy Hollow.


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