State Radio Arsenic & Clover

Thou shall not

Thou shall not want

Thou shalt not

Thou shalt not want

Any or all that you feed so kindly

Thou shalt not

Thou shalt not break

Thou shalt not break

Any or all that you feed so slowly

But in the morn’ there’s a holy dove

And it comes ripping through the trees

You’re the one I love

But I’ll kill all that I see

I just want my arsenic and clover

No matter what the heathens say

I just want arsenic and

Thou shalt not

Thou shalt not fear

Thou shalt not

Thou shalt not fear

Any or all that you see so kindly

But in the morn’ there’s a holy love

And it comes ripping through the trees

You’re the one I love

But I’ll kill all that I see

I just want my arsenic and clover

No matter what the heathens say

I just want arsenic and

I just want my arsenic and clover

No matter what the heathens say

I just want arsenic and

I just want my arsenic and clover

No matter what the heathens say

I just want arsenic and

State Radio Barn Storming

My father was a haystack man, always said son go find what you can.

Said the guns get jammed up in the sand, don’t let them try to fool you.

I said but daddy we ain’t fightin’ the Cong no more.

He said you’re going over there to lose the very same war.

I said nothin’ you can do is gonna make me stay,

Gotta let others have their glory day.

But you know the whole town’s getting’ together in Leeland’s barn.

Everyone’s getting’ their nice shoes on.

Girls are all cuttin’ up their confirmation dresses.

Streets will be empty tomorrow as the whole town confesses.

It’s a barn storming yeah,

Gonna leave my bed tomorrow.

It’s gonna be a barn stormin’ yeah,

Won’t hold a head of sorrow.

‘Cause it’s a lovely heartbreak, a lovely heartbreak.

Now Ginny she was up to no good,

As up to no good as she could sometimes be.

I used to lie awake at night,

Just thinkin’ about her being up to no good with me.

But tonight she said just like the flower to the bees,

I’m gonna give you a little somethin’ before you go overseas.

All I could do was stammer,

Yes, yes please look in the other direction.

It’s a barn storming yeah,

Gonna leave my bed tomorrow.

It’s gonna be a barn stormin’ yeah,

Won’t hold a head of sorrow.

‘Cause it’s a lovely heartbreak, a lovely heartbreak.

‘Cause I never been laid and so it goes,

Never danced before so stoned.

It was the first time I didn’t want to go,

Now I wish I could take it all back again.

She spit in my hand,

Said boy I’m gonna make you a man.

It was all I could do to stand and ask the levy to hold.

It’s a barn storming yeah,

Gonna leave my bed tomorrow.

It’s gonna be a barn stormin’ yeah,

Won’t hold a head of sorrow.

Cause it’s a lovely heartbreak, a lovely heartbreak.

State Radio Calvado’s Chopper

And there’s a quiet in the cellar

And if they find us

It’ll be all she wrote

And by the time the ground had thawed

The summer

She had barely spoke

I feel so

I feel so blind to what you’re sayin’

And if you don’t

And if you don’t know the cost we’re paying

He came screaming down the river

All hopped up on the calvados

And whatever he

Whatever he’s taking

Whatever he’s making

Please don’t give me any of those

Last time I saw him

He was sitting up high in his caravan

As if to say

If we are anything

If I am anything

Then this is who I am

I feel so

I feel so blind to what you’re sayin’

And if you don’t

And if you don’t know the cost we’re paying

Wake up the mother

I feel like no other word could hurt her more

Oh what’s another lie

Tell us you don’t exactly know for sure

How it goes

With calvados

Oh what’s another war

When it’s not your children

R-e-e-l-e-c-t c-r-o-o-k d-i-s-t-r-i-c-t a-t-t-o-r-n-e-y

State Radio Big Man

Doctor, what can I do?

My hay-fever’s not breaking

Take two of the green and four of the blue

But don’t call me in the morning

We are overtired

And we are where you’re from

And we have occupied

May we explain

That who’s so highest

Burn the brightest

But I’m still staring

Yes, I’m still staring

Who’s so highest

Burn the brightest

But I’m still staring

Yes, I’m still staring

Yes, I’m still staring

‘Cause he’s a big man

He’s going out to hide away

Oh, he’s such a big man

Oh, going out to hide away

They cannot help themselves

Chose Icarus to Solomon

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Street look straight to Washington

And they were getting away with murder

But murder’s getting away

Tell the van to set himself on fire

Set fire to the day

And who’s so highest

Burn the brightest

But I’m still staring

Yes, I’m still staring

Who’s so highest

Burn the brightest

But I’m still staring

Yes, I’m still staring

Yes, I’m still staring

‘Cause he’s a big man

Oh, he’s such a big man

Yeah

Someone’s gotta take the fall

Someone’s gotta take the fall

Someone’s gotta take the fall

‘Cause the devil gonna dance

‘Til the music stop

Oh, the devil’s gonna dance

‘Til the music stop

Oh, the devil gonna dance

‘Til the music

Someone’s gotta take the fall

Someone’s gotta take the fall

Someone’s gotta take the fall

‘Cause the devil gonna dance

‘Til the music stop

Oh, the devil gonna dance

‘Til the music stop

Oh, the devil gonna dance

‘Til the music

State Radio Black Welsh Mountain

Running upon her

She a baby wife on my way through the dark

Since too long you’ll be mine

Black welsh mountain I’ll see you there

How you love my face

I wanna know all about

I wanna know darling

As the wind blows

He’s got his best clothes

He says I need you the most

He said it top light

By now I notice

But now the life weaks from the house

It close out the duffle ring

Listen to this world that would come

From the weight of the world

And he stood up in that light

I carry my secret across the dead

Walk a mountain and over

My only pray is just to hold my baby right now

And as the wind blows

The naughty bar calls

We miss you around here in the clouds

And all for moonlight

She hear the dog fight

The skinny war fed

Against the world ye

And as the wind blows

They put his love down

Said this is all my fault

I’ll lie down your head

She said it’s alright

She flicks her dark eyes

And now the cloud call

Oh the cloud calls

State Radio Calling All Crows

Cause I come from the land of the shaman

Where the innocent are taken to the pavement

Won’t somebody just tell them

Won’t somebody oh, won’t somebody oh oh oh oh oh…

Won’t you please look after my children

All the words that are coming from the mouths of the women

From the northland down to the rio grande

New England town to Oregon

Wont somebody oh oh oh oh oh

So we’re calling all the crows

They comin’ in slow

It’s gonna be a show down

Said the rebel to the revolutionary come with me

And if you feel like you are witnessing a movement

Then get up girl and let them know you’re free

Cause I come from the land of the shaman

Where the world is looking up you know it’s changing

Won’t somebody just tell them

Won’t somebody oh, won’t somebody oh oh oh oh oh…

So we’re calling all the crows

They comin’ in slow

It’s gonna be a show down

Said the rebel to the revolutionary come with me

And if you feel like you are witnessing a movement

Then get up girl and let them know you’re free

Said the rebel to the rebel

I will go if you come with me

I’m tired of living in a fable

Blue sky I’d love to see

The journey must continue and does not stop in me, no

Cause the rivers wide

but with all of us we can reach from side to side

and it is here that we must all ?

So we’re calling all the crows

They comin’ in slow

It’s gonna be a show down

Said the rebel to the revolutionary come with me

And if you feel like you are witnessing a movement

Then get up girl and let them know you’re free

It’s just a murder of crows

They comin’ in slow

It’s gonna be a show down

Said the rebel to the revolutionary follow me

And if you feel like you are witnessing a movement

Then get up girl and let them know you’re free

You got to get up girl and let them know you’re free

You got to get up girl and girl let them know you’re free

State Radio Black Cab Motorcade

Well indeed you lost your friend

On the south side of where you live

Heard the call and had to leave

Boarded up windows burned out brick

Oh please don’t you get

A little know fact about the place you set

It’s always an empty plate

It’s just there so we don’t

Forget your loss and your history

Well indeed you found your friend

On the south side of where you live

All curled around his knees

Was it worse then you fret

The punishment you get

Hollow points in the concrete

Have you wailed for the likes of the walls and hunger strikes

Are you more than what you hate

Your fear will not fade the lines

That paint your face

It’s a black cab motorcade

Black cab motorcade

Well this one must be lost

At this ungodly time of day

A broken curfew has a cost

A tidy sum you’ll pay

Teacher won’t you teach your lesson

Though the young are hard to break

Mr smith and mr wesson

And the cost of school these days

Well indeed you found your friend

On the south side of where you live

He was up and walking again

And have you heard what’s happened since

Oh please don’t you get

Is there any honor outside of revenge

Don’t let her set another empty place

We swear that we won’t

Forget your loss and your history

Forget your cross and your history

Have you wailed for the likes of the walls and hunger strikes

Are you more than what you hate

Well your fear will not fade the lines

That paint your face

It’s a black cab motorcade

Black cab motorcade

Black cab motorcade

State Radio Blood Escaping Man

Closer she smiled telling me not to worry

I said I didn’t know and I don’t now

But I won’t let you fall if you come down

Oh she was waiting

On the wine dark sea with skinny lips of salt

Better to give to thee

Then to all the senators in the hall

And we oh oh oh for knowing all

That I never knew

Oh oh oh for knowing all

That I never knew

Well the suitors they’re complaining it’s a bitter taste of man

I seen them over explaining the roles in which they stand

But don’t you hear them because they want you to

Don’t you give them because they love you in all your splendor

You’re breaking it on the floor

There’s been a dead reckoning with the government

Though they seem to know their plan

They’re drawing all their lots to see who’s the better man

But don’t you love them because they need you to

They wont give you unless they are better then you

So go on with your lover and leave it all alone

I seen the blood escaping man

But do not overcome him if you can

I seen the blood escaping man

But do not overcome him

In your hand that holds the paper that wouldn’t let us out last night

What made you come back

Return at first light

Well she gave me, she gave me more then the night

And I fear for, I fear for my life

We got to go home now ’cause they are making it with your wife

I seen the Blood Escaping Man

But do not overcome him if you can

I seen the Blood Escaping Man

But do not overcome him in your hand that holds the path that leads you

Do not overcome your master plan

State Radio As With Gladness

As with gladness men of old did the shining world behold.

And so she took us down to the water’s edge.

Said if we are not, careful with what we do,

We will reach a final end.

She gave him everything,

But he held her down and he tore her coat.

I shouldn’t have loved you,

I shouldn’t have loved you.

As with gladness men of old did the shining world believe.

And so took them down some bread.

But when he up and threw away the seed,

You could see her look away and sadly shake her head.

She gave him everything,

But he held her down and he tore her coat.

I shouldn’t have loved you,

I shouldn’t have loved you.

We want for the blood of the earth

To cure up the vine, but we roll it aside,

We roll it aside, we roll it aside, we roll it aside.

She gave him everything,

But he held her down and he tore her coat.

I shouldn’t have loved you,

I shouldn’t have loved you.

She gave him everything,

But he held her down and he tore her coat.

I shouldn’t have loved you,

I shouldn’t have loved you.

State Radio Adelaide

He fell in love with a reservation girl

During the time of the sugar beet harvest

They moved out west to the coast where he built her a bed

Made of shag bark from surewood forest

And things were good until she told him goodbye

So they were better off living separate lives

Maybe they was

Should we stop and take her with us [x3]

For all our time

So we left Worcester with our boots and our bags

And America undressed herself in front of our eyes

My sister told me, my sister told me

Had these gangs in the hills when the hickery falls

And you never know when you’re gonna need to run from it all

Like she did

But

Should we stop and take her with us [x3]

For all our time

Adelaide

You know you’re just no good for me

You know it’s just so hard to see

That you were right

Oh that you were right.

She was dangling her legs over the little Colorado river

Asking the last bit of sunlight and all of Arizona told me

Arizona told me

So I asked her if she wanted to fly

Yup maybe she needed a ride

To go anywhere at all

Adelaide

You know you’re just no good for me

You know it’s just so hard to see

That you were right

Oh that you were right.

Oh Willy, I wish that you could love me less

Oh Willy, I wish that you could love me less

I’ve tried, he said underneath his breath, I’ve tried!

Oh Willy, I wish that you could love me less

Oh Willy, I wish that you could love me less

I’ve tried, he said underneath his breath, I’ve tried!

Adelaide

You know you’re just no good for me

You know it’s just so hard to see

That you were right

Adelaide

You know you’re just no good for me

You know it’s just so hard to see

That you were right

Oh that you were right

Oh that you were all right.