Glitter, Guns & Gold

by Sun Ghost

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Recorded at Tonehouse Studios in Phoenix, AZ by Nick Danford.
Copyright 2012 by Sun Ghost

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released 15 December 2012

All songs were written and performed by Sun Ghost.

Trevor Denton - organ, piano, bass guitar, lead vocals
Donnie Atkinson - drums, other percussion
Thomas McIntyre - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Chris Gerber - bass guitar, piano, backing vocals
Nick Danford - bass guitar, electric guitar

Guitar by Martin Sugg on "Crows Like These", courtesy of Japhy's Descent

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Despite the obscene unlikelihood of having done so, the three of us, traveling through space at different great and complex velocities, converged together to make loud noises from several fandangled contraptions to correspond into organized sound. We have captured the resulting audio of this phenomenon and present it to you here. ... more

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Track Name: Glitter, Guns & Gold
If you are in heaven then I am in hell
So let's pack our bags, but where should we dwell?
If your intent is to sleep your whole life away,
Then I guess we'll call it a day
Indulgences to you they sold,
An afterlife of glitter, guns and gold.

Are you falling asleep tonight,
On tonight of all nights?
'Cause the weather is finally cooling down
And the moon is so bright,
This night, this weather, this moon,
This terrible feeling of imminent doom
That hovers above me and takes pictures of me.

There is a teapot that's orbiting way out in space,
In its existence you've got so much faith,
It's your creation so do what you want with it,
Just don't tell me we've all got to fit in it.
All my life I wanted more,
But here there's so much to explore.

Are you falling asleep tonight,
On tonight of all nights?
'Cause our girls are looking so good,
And their clothes look so nice,
This night, these girls, those clothes,
The terrible feeling that I'm one of those
Guys who just ruin whatever they're doin

Are you falling asleep tonight,
On tonight of all nights?
'Cause there is so much adventure ahead,
Much love for which to fight,
This night, this adventure, this love,
The terrible feeling that comes from above,
And it just surrounds me as nature astounds me.
Track Name: Pale Blue Dot
The petty things on which we spend our worry,
The conclusions we draw in such a hurry,
With what went wrong and what went right,
Disregarding the subjectivity of plight.
And all the languages and ideas ever known,
And all the prejudice and property you own,
Every child conceived, every religion believed,
Every point of view perceived, they only mattered here,
Where feelings grow on trees.
On pale blue dot, we're all we see,
So let's get ready to grow.

I think the world can find a more collective mind,
'Cause I'm having the best time of my life,
And we're just wasting time in droves

And in the images and fucked up means to ends,
We've watched the endings of relationships and friends,
But we're not even close to knowing what we might,
On this speck of dust in this beam of light,
Where feelings grow on trees,
On pale blue dot, we're all we see,
So let's get ready to grow.

Chorus

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Track Name: Buffalo the Cat
Buffalo the Cat was a Flower House kid,
He watched internet videos and drank till sunrise,
When he got drunk enough, he'd jump off the roof,
To him it was just proof that the pool would catch him.
Constellations brought complication through correlation,
So they built a fort in the living room
"Red, red, red wine, sun sun sunshine,
There's so much time, we'll be just fine"

Now he's walking on clouds,
Yeah we just saw him come down,
You might see him downtown,
'Cause there's so much shit down there,
He's well aware.

He was a bartender, yeah he worked for tips,
And he took mushroom trips,
And he talked to branches,
One night the mother bush spoke out to him,
Everything else went dim,
And he found his purpose.
Revolution from institution brought confusion,
So they built a fort in the living room,
Red red red wine, sun sun sunshine,
There's so much time,
We'll be just fine.

Chorus

Just south of Osborn, he saved up his wages,
And he drove to Vegas and lost every dollar,
And Casa Blanka was a typical mess,
Still he took off her dress and made love to the sunrise.
Track Name: Crows Like These
Just watch the crows make circles up above,
What do they see when they encounter love?
Does their blackness become apparent to them,
Will they ever know the meanings we ascribe to them?

Because all I can do is pretend I'm going home to you,
And all I can say is you never made me feel that way,
Crows like these come and go as they please,
And all I know is I'm wrong.

Does the castle you built for yourself look nice,
Like in that dream you had, is it so precise?
If we wander longer, will we ever find
That little piece of truth or just a peace of mind.

Crows like those help themselves,
Who knows what else they've got up their sleeves.

Hell no, I won't leave, that's right I love this town,
But it's just not the same when you go and
Flip the whole damn place upside down,
"Dollars spent on cigarettes, that's all I really lost," she said.

Crows like these come and go as they please,
And all I know is I'm wrong.
Staring faces in the strangest places,
They have their tongues out of their mouths
And god their eyes are all bulging out,
Now we're out of here, oh help me, how do I get out of here?
All I know is I'm scared.
Track Name: La Di Da
Mary Johnson and Robert Brown had this feeling
Their world was turning upside down,
He went to college, she went to church,
They met in the middle and found a formula to make it work,
They went in the back room and they drew out plans
And they took their plans and did whatever they wanted instead,
They tried being separate, they tried being one,
But all that happened was they kept spinning around the sun.

He said, "I can catch, you can fall, we can sing,
'La da di da da da da,' I know you and I like who you are."

Robert and Mary went on a trip
And poor old Robert, his foundation started to slip,
Mary said, "Robert, you just worry too much,
You are ripe to the touch, and we've got a long, long way
To go before we're there.

She said, "I can catch, you can fall, we can sing,
'La da di da da da da,' I know you and I like who you are."

Mary Johnson went to sleep,
But there were secrets that she would rather not keep,
Robert Brown, he went to bed, but he couldn't sleep 'cause
There were so many things running through his head.

Like, "I can catch, you can fall, we can sing,
'La da di da da da da,' I know you and I like who you are."
Track Name: The Water Level
I'm not afraid of the mountains
And I'm not afraid of the sea
But I'm afraid of falling off cliffs
And the fishes that are following me.
Well the sea is filled with those fishes
And the mountain is surrounded by cliffs,
So the mountains and sea, yeah, they terrify me
With their how's and their why's and what-if's

Please make it come back to me

I am not scared of the desert
And I am not scared of the snow,
But I am scared of starving to death
And freezing at twenty below.
Well the desert don't have no water
And the snow is freezing as hell,
So the desert and snow make me want to go
Where there's warmth and where there's a well

Please make it come back to me

The elephant painted a picture
And the birds wrote out their equations,
And the birds, they stood and said,
"Your art is no good according to our calculations"
Track Name: Curiosity
I packed all my bags like you said,
And maybe I sat too long on that top step,
Twiddling my thumbs and counting my dead.
I read all those books that you read,
You know, the ones you said would change my life,
My life was changed but it wasn't those books.

You fit so nice in my head,
Nobody dresses up quite like you,
You fit so nice in my--

You stumbled into my room,
And you rearranged all that shit on my shelves,
Well I'm not complaining, my shelves needed arranging.
So we headed off to the hills,
Where we grew our own food and we paid our own bills,
We lived off the land, well isn't that grand

You fit so nice in my head,
Nobody dresses up quite like you,
You fit so nice in my head,
You fit so nice in my bed,
Nobody gives it up quite like you,
You fit so nice
Track Name: I Got You
I got you in the palm of my hand, oh I
Only you make me feel like a man, oh I
I got you, what else could I ask for?
I don't care if you called me an asshole just now

You make it so easy on me
Don't take it so easy on me

I got you a brand new bouquet of flowers, oh now
You look at me and take out all of my power, oh now
I got you, what else can I ask for,
And I don't care if you called me an asshole just now

You make it so easy on me
Don't take it so easy on me
Track Name: Don't Get Sad Get Down
She asked me if the world was ending,
I asked, "The whole world, or just yours?
'Cause baby there ain't no use pretending
That either way we'll probably kill ourselves with wars."

Where will I be when Jesus comes back?
I will just be right where I've been.
Well let me ask you where he's been this whole time,
Just to make it for the end?

I'm feeling like a bird in winter,
I'm feeling like a compass spinning away,
And I'll eat up my three-course dinner,
Every moment of the day,
Till there's nothing in our way.

I'm busy climbing up a mountain,
Next week I'll be climbing up a tree,
And the following week, I'll be swimming in the creek,
What's it gonna take for you to come with me?

Call it an existential crisis,
Or call it completely insane,
But what about this damn life isn't?
We watch it spin around before we go down the drain.

Now the paradox still lingers,
But the love and hurt are almost gone,
'Cause when bees sting, they leave their stingers,
Leaving us here to figure out right from wrong.
Track Name: People
I am tearing several holes in my chest,
You saw me at my best, but I never saw you,
It didn't take much before you saw me at my worst,
But darling, it's part of the curse.

One night we talked so long about the human condition,
But ow, ow, OW! It just got me
I compartmentalize every little piece of our rollercoaster history,
Yeah I fake yawn when I'm uncomfortable,
But that's just me.

Now I just can't believe that I'm still writing songs about you,
My god, that's so last album.
Now I've gone crazy, but it hasn't a thing to do with you,
I have simply lost touch, I've just lost touch.
Track Name: People People People
People, people, they've got nothing to say,
So where do they get off speaking, anyway?
'Cause there's a million different people
And nobody even knows what they want,
And dissenters should be silenced, yeah man
I live by the rule of the law,
And the cops will pick and choose who they abuse,
'Cause friend they're cops and they can.

You've got nothing to fear, there's nothing wrong,
This isn't a crisis and, incidentally, this is not a song.

Don't fear the censor, he's not out to get you,
It's just that everything you see must be safe to view,
'Cause there's a million different people
And nobody even knows what they want,
And the people we're protecting
Have pockets so much deeper than yours,
And if the One Percent is prospering,
Their happiness will trickle down here.

The illusion is important to ensure that nobody wakes up,
And the people we're protecting
Have pockets so much deeper than yours,
So we'll buy laws and news stories
To make sure that our message is clear...