American Backyard

by rickoLus

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This album was recorded in Jacksonville Beach, FL at the Green Shed in the Summer of 2007.

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released July 4, 2017

songs written by rick colado

people on the album besides rickolus:
Anthony Anurca, Roy Berry, Lil' Colado, Jeremiah Johnson, Mark Hubbard, Ben Cooper, Emeral Cooper and Alex Kane

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rickoLus Jacksonville Beach, Florida

rickoLus is Rick Colado.

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Track Name: Sycamore Sally
Sycamore Sally was singing a song
ocean to ocean as she travels along
combing vermouth from the acrobat sun
and chasing the sailors with a whiskey sweet tongue

oh Sycamore Sally
yo ho!
Sycamore Sally
yo ho!
Sycamore Sally
yo ho!

when she was young she was firey and wet
under her dress were a thousand sunsets
I remember once before world war one
she took me out to the woods just for fun

she was a pheonix back then
before the roar of the ocean died
her eyes were wells of sex and sky

she's chasing the sailors with a whiskey sweet tongue

oh Sycamore Sally
yo ho!
Sycamore Sally
yo ho!
Sycamore Sally
yo ho!
Track Name: American Backyard
We're in Paris
We're in Greece
We're in Brussels
We're at the beach
We're all alone on a balcony
drinking from the moon

We're in town
we're out west
we are nowhere
your in a dress
its baby blue
and I love the way it goes with your eyes

Oh me oh my
its OK
just as long as the piano doesn't break
we can dance through the ruins
we can dance on our graves
Oh my oh please would you dance with me
to a junkyard jig or a symphony
I really don't care
just as long as we're in love
Track Name: Backyard Baby
Sometimes I like to go outside
in the backyard is oh so fine
maybe sit and read a book
then again maybe I'll cook
something special on the grill
or Tom Collins on the porch
surprise my love with smores
or do something I've never done before

ah ha ha ha haaaaa

I'm in the backyard again

Oh yes it is so very nice
watching the birds and bugs fly around
trees and grass are super green
and nothing ever seems this clean
I sit down and wonder why
or have a talk with father time
knock the birdie over the net
or push you on the swing set

ah ha ha ha haaaaaaa

I'm in the backyard again

ah ha ha ha haaaaaaa
Track Name: Brooklyn Bridge
Wake up Matilda
the water spilt
the coffee is on
the plants never wilt
still wearing the clothes that we wore the night before

Open your hands a tiny umbrella
stick it into your waffles
I got just enough to get me where I need to go

we don't know
where we're going
but thats all right
no we don't know
where we're going
and we haven't got a clue
but thats all right

singing nananananana

put on your shoes
and put on your belt
the pillow case is coughing a swell
I don't wanna think
I just wanna feel all right

there are some glasses on the table
dirty and clean
our faces were new
but the day was the same
we're waiting to wait for a train to the city

we don't know
where we're going
but thats all right
no we don't know
where we're going
and we haven't got a clue
but thats all right

singing nananananana

but there's no
reason why
we can't become
just like the sun
exploding with light
all of the time
it's dark all around
we can hear the sound
the universe made when it was born
Track Name: Lucky Me
Lucky me
lucky me
I got you
I got everything I need
lucky me

lucky me
lucky me
I got songs that I can sing
I got things that I don't need
lucky me

eight winters later
you still hold my name
I kept all that you gave me
in jars filled with rain water
oh
there's nothing wrong
in the whole wide world
darlin

lucky me
lucky me
I got you
I got everything I need
lucky me

lucky me
lucky me
I got friends and we have drinks
I got shoes on my feet
lucky me

a trip to the city
with no hands or gauge
just and eye for the night lights
and a tongue for the turn styles
oh
theres nothing wrong
in the whole wide world
darlin
Track Name: Peace Baby
peace baby
peace baby
peace baby

peace baby
peace baby
peace baby

peace baby
peace baby
peace baby

peace baby
peace baby
I just can't stop laughing
Track Name: Bo Roozi
We're in Paris
We're in Greece
We're in Brussels
We're at the beach
We're all alone on a balcony
drinking from the moon

We're in town
we're out west
we are nowhere
your in a dress
its baby blue
and I love the way it goes with your eyes

Oh me oh my
its OK
just as long as the piano doesn't break
we can dance through the ruins
we can dance on our graves

Oh my oh please would you dance with me
to a junkyard jig or a symphony
I really don't care
just as long as we're in love

we're in stores
buying things
making spoons into rings
we are just laughing
like the ocean used to do

we're in Berlin
we're in New York
we're on the corner
writing on our clothes
we are just fine
let's have another cigarette

Oh me oh my
its OK
just as long as the piano doesn't break
we can dance through the ruins
we can dance on our graves

Oh my oh please would you dance with me
to a junkyard jig or a symphony
I really don't care
just as long as we're in love
Track Name: Sir Real
Sir real
Sir real
Sir real
Sir real

he's not a man
he's not machine
he's a full plate of silver screen
finger nails painted
magazine
I'd like to ask him so many things
what's life like
in between?
everything and nothing
where do you come from?
outer space?
or someplace that we've forgotten

everything's so real
everything's so real
everything's so real
everything's so real

with a star littered mouth he told me
forget your writhing worry
with a swooning
and a plea
my vision was swinging from a tree

struts like a silver cannon
laughs like a million bubbles
everything's so very real

everything's so real
everything's so real
everything's for real
everything's so real

struts like a silver cannon
laughs like a million bubbles
everything's so very real
when you don't know how you feel

this is Sir Real
Track Name: Sirens and Sailors
We pretend we're in movies
without any names
and with stretchers and rifles
we toil for fame
in significant battles
friends just fall off the frame
and the last flares been shot

but nobody came calling
so we buried remains
we divided the rations
and made fires in the rain
just to spite our misfortune
that we've all been mispaced
and all the bets were called off

because there's no more room
on the ocean floor
for rusting victory
all ambitions have a price they say
and the legends, they play for keeps
can't you hear all the sirens singing
ahhhhhhhhh
what do you want
what do you want
what do you want

don't cry
there's a blue sky
waiting for you
on the other side

now the smoke has been lifted
and the anchor is broke
all our thoughts were arrested
by some silhouette hope
that stood under creased stars in the dark
singing in a falsetto choke
you are on your way home

when we look back at pictures
filled with powder and ghosts
we believe in our houses
our beds and overcoats
the mistakes of our fathers
no longer pierce our bones
and I can kiss you good night

because there's no more room
on the ocean floor
for rusting victory
all ambitions have a price they say
and the legends, they play for keeps
can't you hear all the sirens singing
ahhhhhhhhh
what do you want
what do you want
what do you want
Track Name: Wraiths
reaching out from tower halls
waiting for anyone to call
echoes in their hearts because
they don't have no one to love

and your just walking along
minding your own business

working all day long on a smile
to wear for someone else

telling you lies
they been telling you lies
guess they don't want friends
telling you lies
they been telling you lies
still you act so surprised

now your on your own again
telling jokes to make new friends
then you get to where it starts
then you look in your blue heart

and all you find is a rusty clock
a few broken teeth and a ripped up sheet

and no one knows what happened to you
or how to spell your full name

you've been telling lies
you've been telling lies
guess you don't want friends
you've been telling lies
you've been telling lies
still you act so surprised

oh
your telling lies
telling lies
Track Name: Around Again
I was a boy
now I'm a man
and I don't know if I know what that means
it's not what you say
it's not what you do
maybe I just need some sleep
or maybe I need something to eat
these cigarettes can only last me so long

but yeah let's go around again
let's go around again
what the hell
oh yeah
let's go around again
let's go around again
and the world keeps turning
yeah lets go around again
let's go around again
until we don't want any more

give me a kiss
give me a five
give me the apple you got in your eye
I always want more
I want something free
but I don't want it for free
the more I look at the world
the smaller everything seems to be to me
I have to shrink just to fit inside of it
inside of it oh yeah

let's go around again
let's go around again
what the hell
oh yeah
let's go around again
let's go around again
and the world keeps turning
yeah lets go around again
let's go around again
until we don't want any more

swing me swing me
like a baby bird
oh swing me
like a baby bird
Track Name: The Renaissance
Our world is burning out
it's burning out
it's burning out

our heads are burning out
they're burning out
they're burning out

our world is burning out
it's burning out
it's burning out

our heads are burning down
they're burning down
they're burning down

what will you do
while the world is burning out
it's burning out

take my hand and we'll burn out
we're burning out
we're burning out

Our world is burning out
it's burning out
it's burning out

the cinders leave blisters in my hands
all I taste is ash
some idiot built me a model
I burnt it down

our world is burning out
it's burning out
it's burning out

our cigarettes are burning out
they're burning out
they're burning out

light a torch and burn it out
and burn it out
and burn it out

forget your name they'll burn it down
they'll burn it down
they'll burn it down

watch the clouds they're burning out
they're burning out
they're burning out

our world is burning out
it's burning out
it's burning out

etc.
Track Name: Sycamore Sally (2017 remix)
Sycamore Sally was singing a song
ocean to ocean as she travels along
combing vermouth from the acrobat sun
and chasing the sailors with a whiskey sweet tongue

oh Sycamore Sally
yo ho!
Sycamore Sally
yo ho!
Sycamore Sally
yo ho!

when she was young she was firey and wet
under her dress were a thousand sunsets
I remember once before world war one
she took me out to the woods just for fun

she was a pheonix back then
before the roar of the ocean died
her eyes were wells of sex and sky

she's chasing the sailors with a whiskey sweet tongue

oh Sycamore Sally
yo ho!
Sycamore Sally
yo ho!
Sycamore Sally
yo ho!
Track Name: Brooklyn Bridge (2017 remix)
Wake up Matilda
the water spilt
the coffee is on
the plants never wilt
still wearing the clothes that we wore the night before

Open your hands a tiny umbrella
stick it into your waffles
I got just enough to get me where I need to go

we don't know
where we're going
but thats all right
no we don't know
where we're going
and we haven;t got a clue
but thats all right

singing nananananana

put on your shoes
and put on your belt
the pillow case is coughing a swell
I don't wanna think
I just wanna feel all right

there are some glasses on the table
dirty and clean
our faces were new
but the day was the same
we're waiting to wait for a train to the city

we don't know
where we're going
but thats all right
no we don't know
where we're going
and we haven;t got a clue
but thats all right

singing nananananana

but there's no
reason why
we can't become
just like the sun
exploding with light
all of the time
it's dark all around
we can hear the sound
the universe made when it was born
Track Name: Backyard Baby (2017 remix)
Sometimes I like to go outside
in the backyard is oh so fine
maybe sit and read a book
then again maybe I'll cook
something special on the grill
or Tom Collins on the porch
surprise my love with smores
or do something I've never done before

ah ha ha ha haaaaa

I'm in the backyard again

Oh yes it is so very nice
watching the birds and bugs fly around
trees and grass are super green
and nothing ever seems this clean
I sit down and wonder why
or have a talk with father time
knock the birdie over the net
or push you on the swing set

ah ha ha ha haaaaaaa

I'm in the backyard again

ah ha ha ha haaaaaaa
Track Name: Bo Roozi (2017 remix)
We're in Paris
We're in Greece
We're in Brussels
We're at the beach
We're all alone on a balcony
drinking from the moon

We're in town
we're out west
we are nowhere
your in a dress
its baby blue
and I love the way it goes with your eyes

Oh me oh my
its OK
just as long as the piano doesn't break
we can dance through the ruins
we can dance on our graves

Oh my oh please would you dance with me
to a junkyard jig or a symphony
I really don't care
just as long as we're in love

we're in stores
buying things
making spoons into rings
we are just laughing
like the ocean used to do

we're in Berlin
we're in New York
we're on the corner
writing on our clothes
we are just fine
let's have another cigarette

Oh me oh my
its OK
just as long as the piano doesn't break
we can dance through the ruins
we can dance on our graves

Oh my oh please would you dance with me
to a junkyard jig or a symphony
I really don't care
just as long as we're in love
Track Name: Momma (B-side)
momma
I love you so
Track Name: Five Years (B-side)
You are my home
my heart collects
the light from all the stars between our sunken heads
our bed is warm
you make it so
you make the days go on for me

you'll never know
what you do to me
throw my eyes into the fire
every time you wear that dress
my chest glows red
it makes the days go on for me
it makes the days go on for me

wanna hold you close all the time
wanna dance with til the music's dead
wanna give you everything
give you my name
give you a ring
wanna give you this song
on our anniversary

it may be luck
or something in our eyes
either way we found each other that night
ever sense then
you've owned my head
and made the days go on for me
you made the days go on for me
you made the days go on
for me