Arsenic Ballads

by The Reddmen

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released August 22, 2006

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Miyo One Arrow: drums and cymbals
Trevor Leo: bass guitar
J. Waylon Porcupine: guitar, vocals & keys

recorded at the Orchid Room by Zach Hollander
assisted by John Miller
additional recording at the Very Secret by Jason Ward
mixed at the Very Secret by Jason Ward
Mastered by Jeff Merkel at 8 Houses Down

This is Kit Fox 319-4

© 2006 Fluorescent Brown Publishing (BMI)

Orginally co-released with Not Bad World Industries
NBR 32.5

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Track Name: Lunar: First Class
i've been lost in space for so long
your gravitation pull is so strong
my mind is orbiting in circles
please tell me now if you're my girl

you send me over and out
straight through the clouds
and to the moon

you're burning bright just like a comet
the stars aligned when our eyes first met
there'll be no need for a crash landing
tell Houston love's all we're demanding

you send me over and out
straight through the clouds
and to the moon

we don't need a telescope to see how happy we could be and i know you'll stake your claim soon
to the moon
Track Name: Sometimes, Always, Never
you can take my heart and tear it all apart
just don't go
you can run around it won't bring me down
just don't go
you can make it hurt i know it's just your flirt
just don't go
i will understand if i'm your second man

you've got a strange way to say whats on your mind
it won't long 'til i'm by your side (sometimes)
Track Name: Candy Cigarettes
took the bad and made it worse
you turned my kiss into a curse
you said you were mine and i was yours
you split my heart up into fours

don't think that i don't know
don't think it doesn't show
you want to leave for someone new

took the sweet and made it sour
turned my week into and hour
add me up and then reduce
this en vogue heart turned recluse

don't think that i don't know
don't think it doesn't show
you want to leave for someone new

i know you've been thinking of him
don't leave me out on a limb

don't think that i don't know
don't think it doesn't show...it does
you want to leave for someone new
you want to leave for someone new well i do too
Track Name: Edward XIII, X the Owl and Me
have you heard the news?
i've got the blues
i've had them so long
they're turning gray
i've been astray
since yesterday
and now i've found
that i can't be found

why did you have to leave?
and why am i so relieved?

when i look around
this hollow town
all i see are memories
i'm losing sleep
days are loud and cheap
the answers seem so far from me

why did you have to leave?
and why am i so relieved?

up above somewhere
past the sun
maybe there's a place
where we can be as one
but i don't know
Track Name: Boy Trap
blowing kisses like you're throwing darts
you're taking numbers on a paper heart
spanish fly in you champagne glass
you got the fur to match your Bowie sass

you're always out to stake another claim
you found your gun but you lost your aim
you're always out to set a new boy trap
to see which fool falls in your lap

mirrors and lines cause the night is young
you'll turn it down when your song is sung
lipstick traces from your virgo charm
you lead them on but you mean them no harm

you're always out to stake another claim
you found your gun but you lost your aim
you're always out to set a new boy trap
to see which fool falls in your lap
Track Name: Mascara
close calls
can you hear the hearts stop in china dolls?
weigh in
brace for impact before we begin

i wrote this letter to say
"i won't be the first, and when i'm better i will try and lift your curse."

take sides
who goes where when you script your divide?
knife wounds
here or there or is it too soon?

don't take this the wrong way
adulteress moves are child's play
and when i'm said and done
it won't be long 'til you’re onto the next one
(here comes the next one)

soft hands
can you make a list of your new demands?
idle eyes
here's your cue for one last goodbye
Track Name: P's and Q's
this is the path we found and we chose
young ideas laced with beats and decorative clothes
tell me what you want
show me what you got
i already know
tell me i'm the one
show me how it's done
i already know
i think you should know
time to react now
there's no turning back now

this dreadful pain requires more than just some pills
a new seduction of adolescent thrills
tell me what you want
show me what you got
i already know
tell me i'm the one
show me how it's done
i already know
i think you should know
time to react now
there's no turning back now

the frequency has changed
and left you in it's wake
the frequency has changed
Track Name: There Goes My Girl
girl i love the way you move
taunting boys from the side of the room
girl i love the way you kiss
now i'm in a trance and i can't resist

i don't know who you are
but you just walked away with my heart
don't go

girl i love the way you shake
you have all i give and that's all i can take
girl i love the way you shout
we're in the first round and you're knocking me out
Track Name: Nameless and Shameless
what will it take to take you off my mind?
i should have known you were the hurting kind
you've got the walk and you've got the move
you talk the talk and now i stand to lose

what did i do to make you do this to me?
and how can i prove there's still something left for us to be
you got the look and you've got the style
that's all it took to put my heart on trial

nameless and shameless
and that's all you live for

i've seen your face a thousand times before
it's a disgrace you're not keeping score

nameless and shameless
and that's all you live for
Track Name: A Song About a Snow Angel
i wake up waiting to see snowfall
without a winter lover it's so dull
and oh she goes
and i would go if my eyes weren't froze

snow angel whisper a sweet nothing
don't let your love melt when it's spring
and oh she goes
and i would go if my eyes weren't froze
Track Name: Purple Pose
i've been sad cause i've been had
you blow my mind and drive me mad
before i go i got to know

you got me going tears are overflowing
your slacks are low and your hips are showing
before i go i got to know

girl you got to let me know
before these feeling start to show
are together or am i alone?
please let me know
Track Name: Arsenic Ballads
we first met when you crashed your car
didn't think we'd take it very far
we killed some time we were bored
got myself tangled in you cord

i always said you were for me
and without you i'm not complete

we had our ups they soon fell down
i still feel something when you're around
you found another i did too
i'll win you back before i'm through