FLAPJACKS FROM THE SKY (Double Album)

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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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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Track Name: Rocket
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
Track Name: Sunday In The Rain
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
Track Name: Kiss From Eve
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
Track Name: Moondog House
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
Track Name: Baby Jane
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 .
Track Name: I Wish
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 .
Track Name: Better Life
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
Track Name: Living With God
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
Track Name: Talkin' To The Buddha
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
Track Name: Big Eight Wheeler
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....
Track Name: Jump Rope
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
Track Name: Bike
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
Track Name: Glide
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
Track Name: Gonna Get Up
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...
Track Name: In Her Own World
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
Track Name: Sullivan Lane
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
Track Name: Look Ma No Hands
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
Track Name: Fumes
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...
Track Name: Call To The Mystic
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
Track Name: Flapjacks From The Sky
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
Track Name: Nighttime
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...