Troubadour

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about

This album is all about love.

-rick

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released October 23, 2013

written by rickoLus

bassoons Anthony Anurca
extra vocals Robin Wutenberg
all other things played by RickoLus

recorded at the Green Shed in Jacksonville Beach, FL
2011- 2012

mastered by Jeff Smothers

album cover by JT Felix (Crooked Paw)

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Track Name: Hobby Horse
The less we apart darling the more that we break
I got your picture in my wallet
I see my face in your face well
We’ve seen our world before explode in a fireworks display and scream
Across the sky like a sunset over a ticker tape parade
But there is no fire that can afford us while we buried our names in the ocean
For a second they thought they knew us
But no we hung up all our ghosts inside the forest

I wanna be somebody
I wanna be your hobby
I wanna be your pony and we can do we want

Nothing will prepare us for the grief that we face
Or the routine and the boredom coaxing our hearts to disintegrate
So chop the wood and build a fire put your clothes out on the wire
Leave your wishes in the graveyard
Their worth nothing out here
Bend the branches of your tree in towards me
Over the bed our tears and our laughs and our fears and our dreams
But don't tell me that you've had enough
Cause if you had enough there’d be nowhere left to go

I wanna be somebody
I wanna be your hobby
I wanna be your pony and we can do what we want

I don’t need to go your way and you don’t need to go my way
All we ever really need is to know the way back home
Track Name: Snowglobes
Burning on a cold night
I meet you in 1999
Underneath the street lights with loaded lips
We hung the moon as though it had always been missing
And every color burst into my skull is shaking
Like a snow globe
Snow globe

We got lost once the door was unlocked
There was nobody home
We roared down the hall on riot kisses
Carol cannons goin' off all around our happy breathing
We’re only animals for so long until we realize we don’t have to be alone
Track Name: Thieves
Take my picture in the street
while the cars are all asleep
Spray paint rocks golden or red
and leave them in the park
A random act you said
all the guys you’ve been with leave
and come back later on their knees
But you don’t look back not for thieves
The scholars promise rusted through
while I was painting in your room
No chains don’t clutter up my skull
and I drink from where I want
Only torches bite the dark
when the sky becomes a choir
I put my records with yours and watch the flowers
Devour the hours

We're spinning on fire
Our eyes won’t keep quiet
The end is beginning
We’re rolling in the aisles
I don’t get it but I don’t mind
Keep us wild and keep us blind
But just keep us in each others eyes forever
If there is such a time
Track Name: Canyons
Trails become paths
become roads
become channels
become holes
become rifts
become canyons
drips become pools
become ponds
become streams
become brooks
become lakes
become oceans
It's a long way out
It's a long way down

Why am I standing at the very bottom
How did this boat take me so far
Why can’t I see anyone anywhere
I thought you were with me all along

Tents become huts
become houses
become manors
become strongholds
become keeps
become castles
It's a long way out
Is there no way out

Why do I have so many rooms and towers
Nobody lives here but me
Why cant I see anyone anywhere
I thought you would always be here with me
Oh no where did I go
This place is terrible
Track Name: Chasing Thunder
A mammoth in the ice around her eyelids
A coward caught his fingers
Red with roses
I don't want to sleep with snakes around my bed
But I will roam through ruins of a heart
I used to frequent

The devils’ around the corner
He’s got a glass of water
And I will always want what I can’t have
Some of us will wander
Always chasing thunder under the blue sky

A hurricane crept through the gate
Unnoticed the angels sung along with the commotion
Guess I took to much but I build this place for us
Don’t you see that all the best is worth the worst to notice

But the devils’ around the corner
He’s got a glass of water
And I will always want what I can’t have
Some of us will wander
Always chasing thunder underneath the blue sky
Don’t ask why
Don’t ask why
Don’t ask
Track Name: Herschel Street
She got a visitor
He got a light
He said I want to be here
You ought to know
I stepped right into this blooming
She’s got feelings
He’s got a car
He will take her out
Where there's no ceiling
Bodies craving
Young and vicious
He said I don’t wanna leave you alone
So I'm not going home
Can I stay on your floor
I won’t try anything wrong


Given Bukowski and a slide projector
He left them by accident (in Gainesville, FL)
But it happens sometimes
She always gave more then he could
But sometimes it doesn’t
And they get fruit sodas on the way home
From dancing oh Yoko
I hope we do this again
But something was moving inside of both of them
Chasing the rain from the mountains
She said I don't want to leave you alone
So I will follow you home
Can I stay in your room
I won’t try anything wrong

All is fair
I don’t care
The things you don’t risk
You will always miss
Track Name: Dreamzzz
Do you want to be in my dreams
You know I really want you to
There we can melt like ice cubes
And run away on a pink cloud
Do you want to be in my dreams
You know I really wancha to
There you would never put me out
There I would never let you down
Do you want to be in my dreams
You know I really want you to
Track Name: Most Of Us
Most of us weigh our dreams down with anchors
Most of us work all day to have the night off
Most of us have a kid trapped in our old bodies
Most of us shine a light on what we don't have
Most of us don't have time to spend having the time of our lives
And end up wasting in the traffic

Sometimes I can get so lost
And other times I don't know how to have fun
And sometimes my head falls off
And other times I don't know what went wrong

Most of us wish we could go back and change something
Most of us kill romance with expectation
Most of us dress our nightmares in plain clothes
And most of us drown the full moon in our eyes

Sometimes I can get so lost
And other times I don't know how to have fun
And sometimes my head falls off
And other times I don't know what went wrong

But if I go out tonight
Will you leave the porch light on
If I go out tonight
Will you leave the porch light on
Track Name: Night Kids
Here we go
The sidewalk stage
Everyone is an actor
Playin themselves
Betting on time
As timeless as
Excitement in the blood
Of the lamps on the streets
In the song that plays in your head

When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down
We will own this town
When the sun goes down

Here we go
Shadows walk
No one knows
What is hiding
This is high
Livin wild off the pearls
That are hidden in the mouth
Of the moon's playful light
We're born
Time after time

When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down
When the sun goes down
We will own this town
When the sun goes down
Track Name: Surrender
I lost track
Can we go back
To when we were laughing
We got cruel wings
Who do sharps things
With our voices
I know you don't mean it
Just like I know I didn't mean it

Take a look
The blood is red
I don't want you to break again
The table is not turning
Cause there is no weight to anything
It's all a game that no one wins
Until they surrender

We wake up
We clean up
We make a mess again
I know when your feeling like a morgue
The only way to go
Is through the places we don't know

Take a look
The blood is red
I don't want you to break again
The table is not turning
Cause there is no weight to anything
It's all a game that no one wins
Until they surrender

I see you
And you see me
We're like mirrors
I don't mind if you steal
But don't drain me dry
Surrender to me
I will surrender to you

Now we can see everything
Spinning around in company
I'll give away the storm
To be a breath inside your lungs
We lost the war
Before the first shot
But I didn't lose you
Track Name: Whatever Etc.
An afternoon in the room of wrecks gave me affirmation
That this game of teeth had been rigged since my education
And those wheels kept me up night
Cuz the never turn around
Then you woke me up from the dead with your pale sapphires

I get it
I get it
We did it
We did it
I won't find the meaning of life the weekend
And I don't mind
I like the lemons
Would you stop showing off

Then the guests with the best wore their wigs to the echo chamber
And they drained their glasses in salute to the voodoo major
Sent my chair to the press and they asked me
"how do you get around?"
Well I float of course
I replied then I did just that and they said

We get it
We get it
I did it
I did it
I won't find the meaning of life this weekend
And I don't mind
I like the lemons
Would you stop showing off
My heart is synthesizing all my air born feelings
Do you have a ride to the graveyard yet
Can I get a ride
Can I get a ride
Can I get a ride
Track Name: Roy Great Britain IV
when the ice melted there was only us
drinking the bottle you held to the moon
we started the car then arrived in the
eye of a road named after us
before we knew what it meant to be young
caught in the crime of a comet tail light
he threw down the reigns in stark disbelief
i was moving to Athens (Georgia) but fell off the truck
when i heard you weren’t the one
my tongue could taste the sun
i called from the warehouse of cheap laundry art
you delivered the treaty while i sat in the trash
when i asked for a ride i thought you would just
laugh
but you answered with your drum
an endless repeating hum

dark parts that i can’t explain
the queen she won’t let me get off of the train
so i sleep and wait for the king to kill himself
all is fare and i don’t believe in hell
any way

hands are cold starving for a mouth to fill
a history of shopping inside a theory
we opened the windows and slept through the war
without clothes you drank the rain
while i bled my right hand down the drain
slashing a curious trail through the dark
coiled and moaning in a little blue house
with no one to tell us the strings are too loud
we tore into our fate leaving pounds of wishes to waste
the road split in half where the lighting fell down
summers where counted on fingers until now
where we watch as a flower turns into a cloud
and carries itself in shapes
we can see ourselves in her face

well dark parts that i can’t explain
the queen she won’t let me get off of the train
so i sleep and wait for the king to kill himself
while the saints are all preening on the shelf
and the ambulance rides the ambulance
the big mouth chokes out a laugh before it croaks
we no nothing is all we’ll ever know
so we run until we run out of breath
then we walk
Track Name: Young Heart
Young heart don’t be safe
The eyes will find what you crave
Nothing in this world is gonna make you its slave
Young heart carry your weight
All that you love and all that you hate
No ones gonna show you how to make your own way

She had a man
What difference does that make
All is fair you know
Look at it that way
If he really loved her he’d a never let her go
If he really loved her she’d a never found me though
Young heart you found your twin
So with a spark a story begins
Track Name: The Lonely Fox
well the lonely fox was waiting at the station
while the choir rain was falling like a child
when she found him he was soaked to the bone
theres a million ways to make a man dry
well he road down to the wall to find his fortune
saw her swimming in the iron without shame
“where you going with my eyes?” and she said “no where.
you know it wouldn’t bother me if you came”
all in all in all it’s never easy

his hands grew dark when he tought she forgot him
see a forest of quiet veins fill up with ink
she was sleeping in a gown of thin distortion
while his dreams were drowning in everything
but her song rang clean in the morning
when he made her feel safe without words
so she melted all the trophies on the mantle
and he buried all his models in the back yard
all in all in all it’s never easy

the years turn to months when your older
and the months turn to weeks when your tired
and the weeks turn to minutes when your diein
and everything eventually causes pain
but she still is soft in the garden
unless the levvy breaks he still won’t ever cry
holding on tight to the tail of a gamble
and they don’t even need a reason why
all in all in all it’s never easy
what you give is what you give that is the payoff
all in all in all it’s never easy
Track Name: White Whale
your hair was short and your neck wove down
the marble stream beating in your chest
a white whale carried us around
you let me live inside your mouth
and so i wait all
doom and gloom in the concourse
a perfect makeshift ceremony
arrest me in the morning
how did you find me in
this pile of clothes
“you were in the laundry”
she said i don’t know

flooded in our crazy song
we jumped the gate to the garden
a stole a watch from the ferrel snake
baptised our tongues along the way
it tunred you on
for once i felt like an ocean
the seed was buried in ancient light
smothered we lay born in the night
how did you find me
in this pile of clothes
“i was just getting dressed”
she said i don’t know

i climbed the mountain from the cot
to test the honeycomb bridge
the key i hid in your hair to save
you found broke in and stole my face
i followed you
and heard the bells ringing in your room
without the lights we ate the core
Then sunk into your heaven’s floor
how did you find me
in this pile of clothes
“you’ve always been here”
she said we should go
Track Name: We Paint The Rocks Gold
We paint the rocks gold in the park
Out in the dreamy street
Picture me with your ancient lens
Tied to the silk of your speech
Drip down the shadows made out in time
Lose me before I’m spent collect umbilical
Wishing lint we will paint rocks golden

I want to watch you melt all night
Ghost warm in candle light
The lunar piano dares our youth to taste the oracles
Light gorging on fruit late then passed out
Lay calm at perfect rest
Candy glory stuck to our chests
We will paint rocks golden

Wake up in the collage cave bedroom
Combine our collections
Drain me again and again and again
While we’re immortal and dumb long distance mountain call in the snow
Homesick
I don’t know why begin accent into the fire wearing
The ring of your smile
Don’t march the Cadillac's plague like fleas
Best just to write our own gods row down the river
Styx to Graceland
We will paint rocks golden
Track Name: 9th Street To San Pablo
Then the baby had us on a dime
We turned the corner
Left our homes to grow new muscles
In the heat dead of summer right
Before we grew our angels
We explored our bodies angles
Our fever grew in stages
Drinking engines in the dark

Up and down the stairs
We come and go
I would go to work
And you would stay home
There’s bruises on our legs
And on our toes up and down
We're making our own roads

Getting dressed in the apartment
Scratching letters on the table
Little hands inside the cradle
We approach a giant hill
I put a hammer to your mirrors
Easy isn’t a word we use anymore
Laying on a dead machine
Torn from a dead history

Up and down the stairs
We come and go
I would go to work
And you would stay home
There’s bruises on our legs
And on our toes up and down
We're making our own roads

Scratching letters on the table
Little hands inside the cradle
We approach a giant hill
I put a hammer to your mirrors
Easy isn’t a word we use anymore
Laying on a dead machine
Torn from a dead history

Up and down the stairs
We come and go
I would go to work
And you would stay home
There’s bruises on our legs
And on our toes up and down
We’re making our own roads

We both came from different places
Stray accidental space trash
Barreling into each other now
Your brother drains the water
And the balcony is open
Sit in flowers eating orange
Watch the light burn in its place and I'm happy
No one deserves anything at all
Track Name: Echoes On 8th Avenue
You see she has no ceiling
When the dead collect the dead
She suffocates the sirens vagrant around his bed
Sleeping in the water
She tells him to come down and carry her away from here
Before the river drowns

He told her he found dragons and bullets in his head
When she pulled back the curtain
There was a feather in his hat
And a ruby in their voices
They slept in holy shrouds
She used to sell him anything
Before the river drowned

You're the girl I do adore
And underneath this coral arch
I’ve known you times before

he punches his head in protest
When Napoleon dreams wet
She cut away the fat with a strand of her hair bleach red
And laid him down on cassettes with carousel and crown
They wove goodbye to the caravan
Before the river drowned

You're the girl I do adore
And underneath this coral arch
I’ve known you times before

The clocks keep our eyes fixed
On the game they play with hands toss a coin
A cup of ashes and proceed to far off lands
Where we built a dream from nothing
But a whisper from the ground
And a laughing matchless accident
Before the river drowned

You're the girl I do adore
And underneath this coral arch
I’ve known you times before
Track Name: Theatre Eleven
You wear the bones I broke for you
Made out of milk and yellowed books
You paint your shoes to match the news
We found a room to break into
And calculate the space between our souls and sacred sex
With the moaning of a cannon blast into the night
A river bled out of your head
And I dove in to raise your feet
This is not how it ends
I see a bridge to send surrender of the gate
To some great depth I fight with poison
You fight with fists
We drank too much on Halloween
But ended up under your sheets with glitter on our lips
And hands a contract written on our faces maps
Our fingers trace across our skin
Conquering the stupid things
We hide behind the walls
We were born with conversations at their best
Will never pull an apple off of a tree
Do you see me
Do you see me now
Before we sleep
We both say good night
Track Name: October
Pick up your head
I swear I get to like too much of one thing
Swim suit pretty
She told me this is when you get
To take back everything
You didn’t mean

When it all breaks down and the buildings run bare
We can touch the sky
Golden strings in your hair
We can drink ourselves
And become the next stage
We were built to spill
But only half of us

Will cover me up with your body
I swear it isn’t easy alone
Waiting for something
I hope I don’t live with regret
God dammit I just forgot about it all

When it all breaks down
and the buildings run bare
We can touch the sky
Golden strings in your hair
We can drink ourselves
And become the next stage
We were built to spill
But only half of us will

Its quiet underneath your dress
And its cold without the summer
And its hot without the winter


When it all breaks down
and the buildings run bare
We can touch the sky
Golden strings in your hair
We can drink ourselves
And become the next stage
We were built to spill
But only half of us will
Track Name: Confessions Of An Empty Bird
What happens when the inks all gone
Our names forget themselves
Our bodies flutter to the ground
And all we know will melt count the times
She left the jars out on the porch without the lids
He found the holes in all her shoes
No matter where she hid them

Laying down in the old yard one late summer
Before the smoke from mothers blisters had stained the blue
With bleach a virgin of surgery
He can’t eat anything
Chained to dirty pillows
He can smell the sun on her skin
When she comes in

All they ever told me was to listen to my body
Now my body’s full of holes and empty birds
No one has advice for someone
Smitten by the ice
We sit and chase the thing we know will soon be gone

A sin I must confess to you
She spoke without her teeth
Would you could you breathe into me that youth I used to be
Oh no
Oh no
I’m afraid
Its done
The tar has taken our wheels
And no one has the tools anymore
To explain the way it feels

She hears him blink in a dark room
Whispering below the sheets
When the river runs from marathon
Our fingers will be free to touch the edge of everything
I would give anything
The daughter spoke skeleton keys
As the end was beginning
Singing

And all he ever wanted was to always be exploding
Like the phantom of Godiva on the street
Running over neon idols with the giggling contra
Why did anyone give anything to me

Peel the skin off
Of all the things that I believe
String their organs up
Naked in the eyes of forgotten trees
Fold our clothes up somewhere
No one bleeds or breathes
Let us call the world back
When we decide what it will be
Track Name: Banquet
Blow the top off and roll away
Sell the farm for a dim-lit stage
Drink the water
Give her all you've saved
I got friends all over the place
Send me postcards
“Hey where you been?”
See the saints go marching in

Before I leave she washed my clothes
While I fathom to the bottom of this well
Roar down the hallway with a riot on our lips
There is something in your eyes that makes me slip
I hope you miss me
My oldest friend
When the saints go marching in