Unreleased 2008

by Slipper Grass

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All songs Written, Recorded, and Performed by Slipper Grass, except "Take Five," written by Paul Desmond and performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, over which I added vocals, samples, and improvised guitar.

Recorded on a Tascam Portastudio 4 track cassette recorder in various houses in Northampton, MA. Lonesome Trail was actually recorded in 2011...

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released December 16, 2008

There's a Boss DR-670 drum machine and a Gibson Sonex on all tracks except Lonesome Trail which is live drums and an electric 12 string and Serpent's Charm which is an acoustic 12 string and a microphone inside a pot inside a cardboard box...

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Tampered Reels Northampton, Massachusetts

Tampered Reels is a label based in Western Massachusetts. All releases feature the solo or collaborative recordings of Slipper Grass.

Direct inquiries to marpaucan@gmail.com

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Track Name: Mold
I wonder
Do all vaginas smell the same?
Or is it mold?

Caught a woodcut in a net
and it didnt tell me a god damn thing
That's the code of harm

Sold a trombone to a lipless fiend
That's the code of harm

Sailed in the drought just cause I could
and it burned
That's my coat of arms

I know it, I know it
It was mold
Track Name: Vestigial Organs
My trusting pieces crippled by abuse
My loving organs shriveled up from lack of use
I've got my waiting on you and what I'm really due
Whatever I cant get back I'm gonna have to steal from you
Track Name: A Few New Cavities
My joints are rigid
My smile's livid
My muscles are simply gone
Despite all that, cruelly

My mind hold's on

My hair is shrinking back inside my head
Slowly throwing up everything I ate
The lava has begun to melt my shoes
A few new cavities on a twice-filled tooth

My skin is leather
I dont know what's better
To be driven or to drive mad

Drive mad

I'm simply gone
Track Name: Dissolved 2008
My eyelids turn down
The voice of the current fades
I'm lulled into dreams by the song of the waves

I'm crashing into the shore
My body is the coast and I want nothing more
Track Name: Dear Audrey
I remember
The moment I realized I truly love you
Hanging around the kitchen in the summer
with your halo soaring above you

Marla was feeling very uninformed
Like maybe she'd only just been born
She wants to know what's going on
and you turned to her and said

"Marla,
This is what's going on
Right here in this room
This is what's going on

and Nothing else matters at all
In this world you're so very small
You'll never get to be so tall
that you see over the wall"

Dear Audrey,
on that night I knew that I would always love you
Track Name: Lonesome Trail
The pastor asked me
"Do you know when you'll be crucified?"
The answer was, "Yes" but,
I averted my eyes

Cause how could I explain what I know
They'll think I'm going off the rails again
My fuse is blown

So it's time I choose
Which way I'll fail
Cause I can only lose
On this lonesome trail

I know the plane goes down
Just dont know where
So I aint hanging around
Unless it's in the air

Cuz now the paranoia's setting in and
I'm starting to feel
Like I'm going off the rails again and
There's no repeal

So I guess I'll choose
Which way I'll fail
Cause I can only lose
On this lonesome trail
Track Name: Serpent's Charm
Climbed Monument Mountain and sat at the top
Thought I was alone but a snake emerged from under a rock
Told me secrets human tongues could never tell
Now the whispers of the Berkshires are mine to quell

I push the water through Wahconah Falls
Lulu comes down the mountain when I call

I put the snake to sleep with this serpent's charm
I picked up it up and stabbed its fangs into my arm
Omniscience and infinity in my veins
The sun falls from the sky and I take its place
Track Name: Take Five (Dave Brubeck feat Tampered Reels)
My love is like the densest clouds
All the birds who fly through 'em just up and drown
And now I'm gonna precipitate it
I push for a sprinkle but it comes down in a storm of hail
It leadens the boat and puts holes in your sail
When the fog comes down I scour the land running
But the winged carcasses below aint even good for stuffing
Track Name: Serpent's Charm (basic tracks)
Climbed Monument Mountain and sat at the top
Thought I was alone but a snake emerged from under a rock
Told me secrets human tongues could never tell
Now the whispers of the Berkshires are mine to quell

I push the water through Wahconah Falls
Lulu comes down the mountain when I call

I put the snake to sleep with this serpent's charm
I picked up it up and stabbed its fangs into my arm
Omniscience and infinity in my veins
The sun falls from the sky and I take its place
Track Name: Vestigial Organs (extended)
My trusting pieces crippled by abuse
My loving organs shriveled up from lack of use
I've got my waiting on you and what I'm really due
Whatever I cant get back I'm gonna have to steal from you