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1.
hey rose 02:55
there’s a big brass band in the park today those low notes speak what my mouth can’t say can i read your every letter, turn your every page can i hold you till these dark dreams fade? hey Rose your soul is the picture but your body is the frame but the frame is exquisite and you taste just like your name i’ll steer these wheels on down the road all night from NY to Ohio can i drive to california carry you to spain can i take you to the place where the dolphins play see me clearly, (hey baby) baby can you hear me (can you hear me darlin) hey life saver, one more favor, (do us both a favor) stay stay while i rebuild the world on paper, Rose…. HOOK 2 we’ll talk touch tones no telephones i reach the front door, nobody’s home can i listen to your heartbeat hear your every moan can i stay right here in yr garden love HOOK 3 there’s a big brass band in the park today those low notes speak what my mouth can’t say i indulge your every pleasure engaged in lovers games can i hold you till these dark dreams fade?
2.
well i told her i’m good and she said it was cool go on do what you want or don’t it’s all over again there’s just something about her i takes me over the under over again (you go and mess up my head) there’s just something about her makes me want her over again (you go and mess up my head) she said this ain’t workin all my work was for nothin so i’m sitting here, smoking with my head in my hands if lived here’ i’d be home by now if i lived here i’d make it home somehow but i don’t and i can’t so i won’t but there’s just something about her i bet over the under over again (you go and mess up my head) there’s just something about her makes me want her over again (you go and mess up my head)
3.
mahalia 03:54
with a hand full of rain i come steppin around your way with a cold hearted stare i can give well as i can take i wanna tell ya mahalia i won’t fail ya mahalia but this life’s full of promises we’d keep but we never make with a mouthful of gold i come raid your refrigerator about a thousand miles ago i gave you all that you could ever take i wanna swear to ya mahalia i won’t fail ya mahalia but this life’s full of deals we could keep but we never make mahalia i’m right here i wanna be near ya i wanna live in this life full of deals we could keep but we always break in a room full of stars i can see you’re the moon for me i’ll give you a bill for every nook and two eyes for every and two eyes for every angle i wanna tell ya mahalia i won’t fail ya mahalia but this life’s full of promises we’d keep but we never make
4.
bbbaby 03:32
Once baby I remember just saying… sweat was in my eyes naked i remember u sacred i forget space and time hey baby raining all day long we made it rain little honey then it all gone wrong eyyyyy carry on can we get along better let’s sit for a minute, Once, baby I remember just saying… sweat was in my eyes naked… i remember… you sacred but i forget space and time hey…baby…stay on my mind before you float away baby close your eyes heyyyy good lovin don’t know time can we find out baby what there is to find inside our love eyy baby carry on turn the light down sugar lets get it on eyy i’m feeling high now darlin i got my guard down baby we could carry on it’s getting darkest for the dawn
5.
suffer 04:46
everything is fine you know that is a lie tired of wrestling with the ties that bind tired of running either i am yours and you are mine or maybe we wasn’t but we don’t have to suffer you and i we don’t have to wade in the trenches every night we don’t have to follow in a line we don’t have to wait in the shadows for the sunshine here’s my best advice no don’t you waste my time in a different light we are shining bright in a warmer light we’re still shining bright we don’t have to suffer you and i we don’t have to wade in the trenches every night we don’t have to follow in a line we don't have to wait in the shadows for the sunshine
6.
if that’s the way you like it sugar that’s the way i’m gonna do ya, o you if that’s the way it needs to be for you that’s the way i’m gonna do it for you here’s how it’s gonna be if it’s good for you, then it’s good for me here’s how it’s gonna feel when it’s good for you and you know it’s real if it’s good for you baby it’s good for me sick and tired of being so careful it took about a million years for me to see forget about the whys and the what for
7.
this is the sound of my 3rd eye weeping all week and it’s so bad x2 that i won’t be sleeping anytime soon… i don’t know about you but the things i see o they make me wanna scream and when my heart goes black wanna grab a baseball bat smash up everything i see but i better get right and breathe this is the sound of my 3rd eye weeping all week and it’s so bad that i won’t be sleeping anytime soon oh take a look at you are you living how you say i know i sometimes stray my big fat head’s so hard oh that i’m falling apart don’t you look down on me i’m just the best i can be this is the sound of my 3rd eye weeping all week
8.
don’t wait up for me tonight don’t wait up for me tonight i’ll be all alone but i won’t be home i’m return without a dime so don’t wait up for me this time don’t wait up for me today don’t wait up for me today i’ll crack up in lorraine i won’t be the same when i come back through the gate so don’t wait up for me no way i’m going to the city to get some bread and i’ll be back to our farm when i can i wish it weren’t so wish i could stay but i gotta go instead so don’t wait up in the days ahead
9.
belladonna 03:15
are you in pain all the time lemme see what i can prescribe wanna come and get right well the plaeasures all mine hey beautiful lady got me pulling down the nightshade so heavily sedated as the night fades to day she’s coming suddenly everything ambrosia color it green for the memories gimme your lovin Belladonna can’t help myself i need some sugar please in the jungle it grows find the time 2 examine my injuries into the jungle we go settle my nerves and rattle my enemies’ she’s coming suddenly everything ambrosia color it green for the memories gimme your lovin Belladonna can’t help myself i need some sugar yr a flower and a rose is still a rose i know now i’m out on the curb tryna think of the right words got some help i don’t need i only came for the dopamine hey beautiful lady got me pulling down the nightshade so heavily sedated as the night fades to day she’s coming suddenly everything ambrosia color me green for the memories what are you smokin Belladonna can’t help myself i need some
10.
o clever one 03:37
a child is born in the small hours of the morning the people stand and wait welcome him with open arms O o clever boy just born don’t know nothing now the child is growin and you find she’s got her own nothing standing in her path it’s where she’s going not where she’s at O clever girl just know the world always comEs knocking before you know the child is gone and in their place a bitter one taught them to always be afraid they can’t remember, where they from but Oh O clever one be reborn you ain’t nothin
11.
neve give up 03:41
hallelujah though i’m battered and blue feel like i’m born to lose know i never been x2 never never have i been so low now there’s only one way to go o and i never (neve give up) never will i give up, no i’m so thankful i can feel the tingle from my head to my ankles and i never fel x2 never never have i felt so cold i bring a chill to your bones hallelujah there’s only one way to go o said i never (neve give up) never will i give up, no
12.
early morning before the sunrise when the darkness turns from blue to gold i can hear you gently breathing i can feel the turning of the world ask me why o my ask me how come, darlin x2 after all is said and done after all we’ve said and done i’m lost and i can’t find my way back home i love you but i must be gone i mean i love you but i must be wrong i think i love you but i must be… i mean i love you but i must be…i must be wrong when the night comes and the light runs do you ever find the urge to get up and go i can feel your heart beating i can feel the coolness of the moon glow ask me why o my ask me how come darlin x2 after all is said and done after all we’ve said and done i’m lost and i can’t find my way back home i think i love you but i must be gone i mean i love you but i must be wrong

credits

released January 31, 2020

in memory of Glenn Rucker, Gail Jones, and Treston Faulkner



all songs written, performed and arranged by A.E.L., Songs Of The Mothership o/b/o itself & Purple Dream Music (ASCAP);
except “about her. again” written by A.E.L., Abby Diamond, Bad Seed Music (BMI); and Jesse Maynard, © 2019 copyright control.

produced by Renaud Letang and A.E.L.

recorded and mixed at Studios Ferber in Paris, France, except ‘neve give up,’ and ‘belladonna,’ recorded
at Kingsize Soundlabs, Los Angeles, California.

engineered by Thomas Moulin except ‘neve give up,’ engineered by Celso A. Estrada

mastered by Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios

cover art by Jason Seiler

design by Sheila Sachs

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