Sugar Gas

by Scotty Houston

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Made at ChezFly 2019/20.

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released February 28, 2020

All songs by Scotty Houston, except for "These Days Are (Bomb)" rap by Lady X.

Recorded with the generous assistance of the following musicians:

Hole in One:
Glen MacArthur, lead guitar

Everton:
Val Esway, vocals

These Days are (Bomb):
Susie Davis, Aislinn Quicksilver Harvey, Lady X, vocals
Guy Capecelatro, groovy guitar

Lavender Sandwich:
Danny Allen, backing vocals and guitar solos
Guy Capecelatro, backing vocals

Sway:
Bernie Jungle, guitar solos

Hands of an Architect:
Berge Thomasian, guitar solos
Exclaimers: Danny Allen, Val Esway, Lady X

What Goes Up:
Guy Capecelatro, vocals

Wish:
Lalalallers: Danny Allen, Guy Capecelatro, Susie Davis, Marc Mowrey, Lady X

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“In the dark times. Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.”

- Bertolt Brecht

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Track Name: Hole in One
Summer's fall-y days
And we're sipping the heat

It seems like a dream
But I'm back on the green again
If and or putt
Heat on my flat feet

Don't ask me to breathe when I'm standing next to her
'cause my breath's been blown away

I can hardly believe it, I took my best shot
It was a lucky one
Got a hole in one

(hole in one)
Now I’m up off the bench
Feeling strong in the knees
And we're birding the bees

(hole in one)
Blowing smoother than Mangione
Like the wind flows through the leaves

I can't knock enough wood, ‘cause what she's given me
is lifeline heart reprieve

I can hardly believe it, took my best shot
It was a lucky one
Got a hole in one

Don't ask me to breathe when I'm sitting next to her
'cause my breath's been blown away

I can hardly believe it, took my best shot
It was a lucky one
Got a hole in one

(hole in one)
Don't ask me to breathe
(hole in one)
Don't ask me to breathe
(hole in one)
Don't ask me to
Track Name: Everton
Did you walk alone,
Or did you call a ride?
The sheets are shadows on the bed

You didn’t leave a note,
but you know I understand
This Toffee knows you love the Reds

Every time you hurt, you hide (Mersey on your side)
Every time you run, you go wide

Everton

Things have changed a lot since 1989
I know you lost, I know you lost. We all lost.

Through the years we cried for justice to be done
Our scarves tied tight 'cross Stanley Park

Every time it rains, you see storms (I’m right here at your side)
Every time you call, I’ll lift you in my arms

Everton

When you walk through the wind
When you walk through the rain
When the storm has passed
My love for you will remain

I’ll sing it at your side
For all the hope in your heart
Never turn my back
Even for a lark
Track Name: Lost in the Rivers
We had a long while to go
Driving north from Morro Bay
Past the dunes at San Simeon
The coarse grasses smelled of salty hay

I wondered if you’d heard me
Sometimes I can’t tell
So lost in the rivers (the rivers)
We let it seep in, let it sleep in

Ol' Diamond was singing 'Sung Blue
or was it "touching me, touching you"
We basked behind windshield delightsun
In circulove amplification

I wondered if I’d heard you
Sometimes I can’t tell
I get lost in the rivers (in the rivers, the rivers)
We let it seep in, let it sleep in

Over and over through the coves and the clovers the inlets and bell curve enthral

Lost in the rivers, we let it seep in
Let it seep in
Track Name: Pure Fortune
Our days hang hours by string
Stuck here in this clover road go-round
When I feel your cold, hard hand on my back
I think back to when we used to gain some ground...

And then we lost it
Our photographs now faded by the sun
Then the rain came and turned everything to junk
You said we didn’t need it but I’m sorry that I promised you pure fortune

These gods will have their way
Vesuvius is glowing from the west
Running past graffiti on the Via Consolare
I think back to when we used to be our best...

And then we lost it
Our running lungs are hung up on the ash
The heat has turned our flurry thoughts to glass
You said we didn’t need it but I’m sorry that I promised you pure fortune

Dig it up, dig it up
Pure fortune
Track Name: These Days Are (Bomb)
You checked the locks
made sure to stove was off
grabbed your tickets to the end of the world

And you make me feel it
And you make me feel like you do

These days are, these days are...

We lived the peak
Enjoyed our lives down at the beach
We made out to Sinatra and we danced ironically to Creep

And you made me feel it
And you made me feel like you do

These days are gone (we heard about it, laughed about it)
These days are done (we read about it, how we doubted it)

You got Darling Dentyne with you on the mic
To play on your fear and solicit your likes
Using rhythm and rhyme to bounce off the wall
Irony and whine for my booty call

So yalla, scoot on over to my site
To like my post, haste gets me high
While I keep jetting from coast to coast
You and I are nothing but toast

These days are, these days are...

Bomb

These days are gone (we heard about it, laughed about it)
These days are done (we read about it, how we doubted it)
Track Name: Rainbow Bridge
Hello old friend
Remember the days, remember the days
My Arrow and I
Taking the high road, everyone knows

The smell of your head
The smack of your landings
On the jump from my arms
In the stripe of your branding

Your weight on my knee
The wind on the whisk
There were so many times that we spent like this

Please don't send me that link about the fucking Rainbow Bridge
Yeah ‘cause I know how it’s going to feel when we wake up tomorrow

Sunday was good,
Monday was fine, Tuesday was fine too
But Wednesday was broken
Sudden nothing we could do

Your last cry
Your last run
Your last chase
Your last lay-in-the-sun

The darkness you hid
That lay undetected
Last one in line but the first one selected

Please don't send me that link about that fucking Rainbow Bridge
I can’t read that bit where you’re whole and strong again
Or the part about reunion that’s both comforting and maudlin
Yeah ‘cause I know how it’s going to feel when we wake up tomorrow
Track Name: Lavender Sandwich
The time that we met
I cannot forget it
You wont let me forget
I spelled espresso with an x

Genevieve was a monster
It had been demon-strated
She went out the window
Left me her widow Lady Ecks

And the time that you said
You couldn't sing without a song
That left me chewing on it...

She followed me home
Bugged my daily by telephone
She’s so hard to lose
when clouds relent to bluest hues

Tied up in a tightrope
per my dope horrorscope hope
We washed up for hours
on shores that smelled of English flowers

And the time that you said
You couldn't sing without this song
That left me chewing on it:

A lavender sandwich
Track Name: Sway
Have you ever leaned into the sway?
Your feet stay rooted
but your limbs blow every way

I’m just a tree and this is how I’m gonna bend
Feeling all wind
the spin
the rain

rain (sway)
rain (sway)

Holding out a branch and feeling pull
There’s something dangling
but it doesn’t feel like wood

Creaking like the birds that used to make my sunny day
Feeling all wind
the spin
the rain

rain (sway)
rain (sway)
Track Name: Hands of an Architect
She's got the hands of an architect
She's gonna clean things up around here
She wears the halo Madonna
Dropping down the truth direct-to-ear

Knocking on the doors of billionaires (knock knock knock)
A new wind is going to blow in that’s so strong it’s gonna part your hair

She's got the heart of a fighter
One-two-three you’re down, it’s TKO
She's got the paws of a panther
Watch your back you sick pup CEOs (yeah TKO)

You think we’re all a bunch of schnooks
Now we’re gonna bring you ‘round and un-cook all your crooked-up books

(She's got) Hands of an Architect

We squandered our chances, now the day’s getting long
The clean-up after the party is the work of the strong

She's got the eyes of a realtor
Poor Roseanne is drowning in her beer
Ro can tell you to go home
But we all know your home is with us here

Time for you to wake up, cuz. It’s real.
Got to get to work now ‘cause we’re working on the Green New Deal

We’ve waited a long time, so long my heart breaks
Spin the the table completely around, stuff the rich full of cake

(She's got) Hands of an Architect
Track Name: What Goes Up
What goes up (keeps going up)
What goes up (keeps going up)
What goes up (keeps going up)

What goes round (keeps going 'round)
What goes round (keeps going 'round)
What goes round (keeps going 'round)

The rules cannot enforce you
You're the hammer, not the nail
They'll try to punch you down until you fail
But you can't fail

What goes up (keeps going up)
What goes up (keeps going up)
What goes up (keeps going up)

Turn that frown (upside down)
Lift that bail (kick that clown)
Whippoorwill don't make a sound

Your phone may try to haunt you
If hail just one more ride
They'll pin you to a map until you die
Will your data die?
Track Name: Wish
If you could wish for anything, what would you wish for:
A phone call from a lost friend? Or to settle up a score?
Or is right now just perfect for you, have you never lost a thing?

Temper me like glass and make me stronger than before
Clearer than a cloudy day and muscled like a charlie horse
Holding your finger down on the bow, have you never lost the string?

Take a little time off

If you could wish for anything, what would you wish for:
A letter in the mailbox? Or a do-over for waging war?
Empty your pockets, give it a rest. Have you never failed the test?

I wish that there were no goodbyes, I wish that no one ever died
I wish that we could get together, not today, but not not-ever

Wish I could dance with you
Wish I could dance with you!

Take a little time off
Take it easy on yourself