Punch Drunk

by Don Chambers + GOAT

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Music by Don Chambers and Goat
Lyrics by Don Chambers
© 2011, Plymouth Music

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released August 9, 2011

Don Chambers guitar, vocals | Matt Stoessel guitar
Chuck Bradburn bass | Jim Wilson drums

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Track Name: Mountain
Come on down from you're high mountain, wallow here among us, we'll measure you out against our dog put sticks in your mouth, wipe it down with gasoline, kiss me under a shadow, pour rock salt in the cut, I better have a good scar when this is all over. Chewing on pennies, spitting out nails, feathers are worn off, spoken in tongues of idiots mumbling a proposal, first we'll be made desolate, then we'll be forgotten, come on darlin', come on love, I'll not forsake you as the dead sun rises. Give my heart a pounding, give my heart a pounding. Come on down from you're high mountain, wallow here among us, forgive me for beating a confession out of the earth, first we'll be made desolate, then we'll be forgotten, come on darlin', come on love, I better have a good scar when this is all over, we're all bearing the weight my dear. Give my heart a pounding, give my heart a pounding, give my heart a pounding, give my heart a pounding.
Track Name: Desire, Again
Angry clouds seem to follow me, the crown has fallen from my head, the lost gather in my bedroom to see the prince hung up by his hands, the wind tears the roof off of my house, children fell under the wood, my closest friends are turning mute, they took the young to grind them down, I will not be spoken for I know my desire,I know the liars hissin' again, You can leave me nothing, take that away, our fathers have sinned and are not, shovel red dirt upon my head and lead me into darkness, deny bread and water to the sinner our mothers are as widows, You can leave me nothing, take that away give our inheritance to strangers, block the stars from my eyes our prayers won't pass the clouds, shun the sun and it's flowers throwing dust on my head, burn down the thistle kick the weak, hissing and gnashing I'm spittin out flies, my tongue it sticks to the roof for thirst, take away my honest friends, take away my friends, I will not be spoken for I know my desire, I know the liars hissin', again, I know my desire, trampled underfoot, in a starving horses rib cage cover me
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Track Name: Straighten the Bones
You loosen the spirits in their thick mortal garments, it is not all in vain all this raging and flailing, you gotta sing over the dull hum of the machinery, though in my coat I got a drowning tool, you know the heart is stone and easily forgotten you wanna be potent and brutal, make demands, it's buried, were breaking our backs past shale and coal, breaking our backs cause the earth needs soul, you pray for forgiveness and proof, well something invisible's pressing on my chest, down you go. First you gotta pull your own weight, then give a heave ho, and when it's all over we straighten the bones. He found himself falling flat against the world, arms pinned back his face took the full weight he took that as a dare, he took that as a dare got up, chin out, arms back, he dove forward he wanted to see how the world reacts - it flinched, it flinched, he scared the moon away, mankind's got four useless things rudder, anchor and oars and the fear of going down at sea, I'm skeptical of the equipment, the engines been stripped of the ghost - what hunger do you hear when the echo stops? First you gotta pull your own weight, give a mighty heave ho, and when it's all over we straighten the bones.
Track Name: Flies
Music by Don Chambers and Goat
Lyrics by Don Chambers
© 2011, Plymouth Music
Track Name: Chicken's Eye
Kick the teeth out of the god damn mule
promise the world makes you feel like your living in exile, settle for nothing don't settle for what you get, don't doubt it's late it doesn't matter to the sunset', covered in tar, staring intently into that chicken eye, piled up dirt choose your battles or they'll choose you, scrawlin' plans washing the blood way, maps oil stained up side down covered in ash, covered in tar, staring blankly into that chicken eye, conjure the guilt we are animals first and last, dry tongue swells hesitation turns the meat, still I find myself staring into the chickens eye
Track Name: Punch Drunk
Hey baby you got me shakin’, I got lost in your watermelon lipstick, well blow me down I'm on my knees , beggin' you baby I got the need, wanna get lost wanna get loud , wanna do it all I want it right
it's alright- I don't love you, Hey baby you know you almost drivin' me crazy yes indeed , you know you know how to love me, well blow me down I'm on my knees , beggin' you baby I got the need, look to the east, look to the west, she's the one I love the best, It's alright I don't love you, I got punch drunk
Hey baby you got me shakin', I got lost in your watermelon lipstick, well blow me down I'm on my knees , beggin' you baby I got the need
wanna get lost wanna get loud , wanna do it all I want it right , it's alright- I don't love you
I got punch drunk
Track Name: Skin for Skin
Calloused hands mending the tear, stretching on the seams of the curtain, throw away your compass you got directions, useless wings make the letters uncertain. The sky rents, ladies do their shanty jig. Loose mortal garments fall off pornographic, broken ankled horses, mud up to your yellow knees, she is not bounds by fair skinned glue, your golden hair turns the earth. The sky rents, ladies do their shanty jig, blocking out the hangover sun, scales fall off faster than sunday morning, pound the unholy skin for skin, pound the unholy skin for skin
Track Name: Come On Darlin'
He crawled out of the ground with sticks inn his mouth
feathers worn off
covered in mud his suit was ruined
red clay stains
he stood on an oak tree to give his oration
chewing on pennies spitting out nails
the audience was shy ears full of molasses
sickly sweet
come on darlin'
called up to the gods lift up the rocks
raise em to heaven
pounded the breath right out of the table
lovely bones
turned the rocks to sand with his bare hands
hold on tightly
the sky split open he knew not why
you're not alone
come on darlin'
I came here today to declare my devotion
I came here today to state my case
If there's any among you in all of creation
got a reason to doubt me say it now
come on darlin'
Track Name: Fell for a Girl in the Clearing
I fell for a girl in the clearing, her golden hair turns the earth, her skin made the flowers ashamed of their pedals, her voice made the birds embarrassed, I fell for a girl in the clearing, it was wrong I knew it for I had a wife and a lovely daughter pickling wild strawberries in the garden beside our first house, I fell for a girl in the clearing, a man up the road bottles electricity, puts thunder and lightning in glass bottles, sells it as a cure for the St.. Vitus dance, I fell for a girl in the clearing, I look for a cure straight out of the sky, I drank up the muddy Mississippi, there's no bottles or whirligigs for what I need, I fell for a girl in the clearing, I went to the forest in a thunderstorm, chased a bolt of lightning swallowed it down, my heart spun like a grindstone, seven buffalo kicked my belly, my throat was sore for three weeks, vegetables cooked as I ate em, I fell for a girl in the clearing, and I never felt love again
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Track Name: Vanish
The spirit mocks you, the spirit mocks you
Hey, confess enough to make anything of this
Force up a feeling, baptismal words
fingering a wand and blowing a cardtrick
the spirit mocks you, the spirit mocks you
Hey, resurrection, pray it's enough
floating revelation, there are seven wolves
pray for this, rest assured
answer to nothing, testify with kisses,
hey