El​-​Ariesh

by The Coffee Sergeants

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Recorded June 2003 thru January 2004 in the old original jam room at Mike's place. All songs written by Carey Bowman except Hey Firecracker, Meet a Lot of People, Mr. Believer, and Sonrise which were written by Spencer Berry. Special thanks to Nicki, Glenda, and everyone at the Carousel Lounge, Ethan Azarian, Elizabeth, Renee, Kim and KT.

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released February 1, 2004

Produced by Carey Bowman
Arranged by the Coffee Sergeants
Mike Barnett: Keys, electric and acoustic guitar, hurdy gurdy,
Spencer Berry: bass, backing vocals
Carey Bowman: guitar, vocals
Doug Spinks: drums, percussion

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Track Name: El-Ariesh
Answers sir
the postman said
all wrapped up in a tidy little package with a card
from El-Ariesh
Something I'd forgotten oh so long ago
I've got two hands full of time.

Take her hand
the shaman said
small and strong
with a tidy little package and a card
from El-Ariesh
Something I'd forgotten oh so long ago
I've got two hands full of time
Track Name: If You Were Mine
If you were mine, I wouldn't spend the night alone anymore
If you were mine, before your eyes the world would open itself wide
and you wouldn't have to hide anymore
The time does pass, like the shadows on a Sunday afternoon
If you were mine everything would start to make some sense to me
and you wouldn't have to be all alone anymore
If you were mine, the waves would roll in from the sea down to the shore
but they do anyway
Track Name: Hey Firecracker
Hey firecracker won't you play us a song
cos the night has come and the day is long
Hey firecracker won't you move it along
I been waiting and I can't stand it
Hey firecracker won't you listen to me
cos the place that you are is the place to be.
Hey firecracker I been following you since the day that you first began
All your life has been things that you could do
freed your mind, gave us all that you could spare
All the while there was someone behind you
Turn around take a look, see who's there
Hey firecracker won't you listen to me
cos the place that you are is the place to be.
Hey firecracker I've been following you
since the day that you joined the band.
All your life has been things that you could do
freed your mind, gave us all that you could spare
All the while there was someone behind you
Turn around take a look, see who's there
Track Name: Low Ceiling
I found a place
a cheap cup of coffee, a daydream at the counter
just after the fall
But winters low ceiling left me cold and feeling alone
Yeah, winters low ceiling left me cold and feeling alone
Here, I can see
the smoke curling up from the rooftops of this lonely town
and blowing on down the line
Where winters low ceiling left me cold and feeling alone
Yeah, winters low ceiling left me cold and feeling alone
And I found a strength I never knew
And if I could I'd give it all to you
Here, I will stay
if just for a moment, if just for an hour or two
I shall belong
Where winters low ceiling left me cold and feeling alone
Yeah, winters low ceiling left me cold and feeling alone
Track Name: Slow Train
Going down to the station in the morning
going to buy me a ticket anywhere
Everybody knows it, but no one seems to care
that our time is a slow train down the line
down the line
Track Name: Best Laid Mice
Living without her
Living without her
I'm going out tonight
gonna punish my brain till it feels right
behold the parasite stripped of its earthly host
transparent as a ghost
and wan
And I'm too far down to understand
the best laid mice of men and plans

Living without her
Living without her
I'm going out tonight
gonna climb to the top of the moonlight
behold the parasite discarded by it's host
great on a cracker, better on toast
Oh why
And I'm so far down that I can't see
the start of you or the end of me
Living without her,
living without her
Track Name: Champion of the Worms
Lies that lie close to the answers that you always give
to the questions no one's asking, but I'm sure you wished they did
Aren't you tired of the voices going on inside your head?
Aren't you tired of the echos of the silly things you've said
And to think you are the champion of the worms
Aren't you tired of the press misquoting everything you've said
Aren't you tired of the wreckage of the lives that you have led
And to think you are the champion,
and you know you are the champion,
raise glasses to the champion of the worms
Track Name: Meet a Lot of People
Meet a lot of people there
Meet a lot of people
Meet a lot of people there
Track Name: Mr. Believer
I closed an open mind today
Simple facts won't go away
Everybody's telling me where
where I should stay
Bu I said leave me alone, and let me play
Ooh Mr. Believer
Who never thought of giving in.
ooh Mr. Bleeder
Your broken wings are catching wind
Everybody's got their own style
of dealing with the daily pain
A sacred cow might last awhile
but I say you should never have to explain
Ooh Mr. Believer
Who never thought of giving in.
ooh Mr. Bleeder
Your broken wings are catching wind
Track Name: When the Graders Came
Everybody stood and stared
when the graders came to town
Standing stark against a cold northeastern sky
throwing smoke into the air
Oh little ones you cannot trust those who would be
the bringers of a false new better day
Everybody scattered fast
when the graders came to town
with their crosses and their holier than thous
all lay scattered in their wake
Oh little ones you cannot trust those who would be
the bringers of a false new better day
Track Name: Far End of the Dial
There's a song that's playing in my head
Thought I'd lost it, but it's back again
I don't know how it started,
and I don't know where it's going to
I got my radio on
I got my hand on the steering wheel
I got that station tuned in
I'm going down to the far end of the dial
There's a notion burning in my brain
driving through a dayglow landscape
I don't know where it came from
and I don't know where it's going to.
I got my radio on
I got my hand full of magic
I've got that station tuned in
I'm going down to the far end of the dial
Track Name: Sonrise
Now it's time to go to sleep my friend
So lay your head down on that pillow
close your eyes again
Dream a little dream or two and then
the sun will rise, we'll open eyes, and I'll see you again
In the morning
I see a side of you
I must confide in you
I never knew was there
In the morning
I see a light in you
it burns so bright in you I can only stare
Sunset on the ocean makes me smile
sit down on the beach and build sandcastles for a while
castles made of sand, they line the empty beach we've walked upon
to wake up next to you I think I'd walk a million miles.
In the morning
I see a side of you
I must confide in you
I never knew was there
In the morning
I see a light in you
it burns so bright in you I can only stare