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1.
MY BELOVED ACCOMPLICE (Neill/Lyster) hail the drunken laureate spray Rust-Oleum down the block you the quality, me the scruff we hit the heaven spot throwing ourselves against each other throwing ourselves against each other throwing ourselves against each other the whole world falls away o my beloved accomplice our history unites us an unholy alliance o my beloved accomplice you elevate the atmosphere they charged us with every manner of misdemeanor & misdeed cuffed in the back of patrol cars with no room for our knees losing ourselves inside each other losing ourselves inside each other losing ourselves inside each other the whole world falls away o my beloved accomplice our temple of desire where you and I conspire o my beloved accomplice you blend the waking world with dream o my beloved accomplice our history unites us an unholy alliance o lit up and lawless queen of hopeless causes o my beloved accomplice your road rides my way my beloved accomplice my beloved accomplice throwing ourselves against each other losing ourselves inside each other
2.
04:07
SAVAGES (Neill/Lyster) I left the party years ago the perfect tragedies all tied up in pretty bows I can't remember why I cared I can't remember why friends I’ve loved in other lifetimes, distant cities, down forgotten roads I followed them down I followed them goodbye goodbye goodbye we were named & labeled savages goodbye goodbye goodbye oh they called us savages in a railroad apartment in the summer heat you were drunk, strung out on another guy you tasted sweet, I died a little, oh I died Veselka at 4am, negotiating the fallout again I followed you down I followed you goodbye goodbye goodbye we were named & labeled savages goodbye goodbye goodbye oh they called us savages and savages don’t cry goodbye goodbye goodbye goodbye goodbye goodbye goodbye goodbye goodbye I left the party years ago but the party rages on, rages on no hunger in me for that life or the pain that goes along I caught a thread of another time another place inside a song and I followed it down followed it down I followed it goodbye goodbye goodbye we were named & labeled savages goodbye goodbye goodbye oh they called us savages and savages don’t cry
3.
EVERYONE WANTS TO BE FOUND (Neill/Lyster) here comes another wave a step, another season in your calendar of days a mutiny a treason on a night of burning barrels it takes your courage to know the words upon the page one by one they fall away to live forever in the heart I always wished I could wander like you be wandering like you wander like you lost unto this world in the territory lost in foreign fields and solid ground everyone wants to be found crossing border and meridian timeline and mean time continents and seas new friends became old friends in the fringes and the margins until one of you must leave and the words upon the page stories of love and rage to shatter these confines I always wished I could travel like you be traveling like you traveling like you lost unto this world in the territory lost in foreign fields and solid ground everyone wants to be found the words upon the page one by one they fall away to live forever in the heart I always wished I could wander like you be wandering like you wander like you
4.
THE MURDERERS SHOW MERCY (Neill/Lyster) After all the killing all the stabbing & spilling comes the time for a little decency a call for some restraint sure, we loved the work took pride in our job the thin cuts, the scared eyes, the cruelty no small amount of joy But now, we show mercy we become benevolent see us grace incarnate turning an eye to society and it’s betterment aye, we reveled in the slaughter educated kind of monsters sweet meticulous violence we counted up the spoils perhaps it all grew tiresome too messy, too wearisome our public image tarnished the body count got stale And now, we are mercy we are your new saints we guide the hands of leaders we sail the ship of state welcome the hour of grace money saves any face garlands at our feet accolades, honorary degrees we are so civilized this is America besides guns in the cereal aisle we loose the blood dimmed tide so now, we show mercy we are your new saints we guide the hand of leaders we sail the ship of state oh now. we are mercy we become benevolent see us grace incarnate turning an eye to society and it’s betterment THE HANDS THAT HURT ARE NOW THE ONES THAT HEAL THE HANDS THAT BREAK ARE NOW THE ONES THAT MEND THE HANDS THAT HARM ARE NOW THE ONES THAT HELP THE MURDERERS SHOW NO MERCY
5.
MOVING THROUGH THE TREES (Neill/Lyster) see the land lain bare for the birds of the air see my children scattered hear voices, voices whispering low on the breeze I’ll be there to comfort you fall upon your knees something is out there moving through the trees curtains sway across blurry scenes your very bones shake a shudder, a shudder in your nerve endings a shadow glides across your face something is out there you know but can’t place was there ever blood so red as the blood on my right shoulder was there ever blood so red as the blood on my right shoulder was there ever blood so red as the blood on my right shoulder was there ever blood so red was there ever blood so red we are alive in the morning will we die unnoticed before the gloaming? I am a cog in this machine of my own life I’m told I'm lucky still I am ill at ease something is out there moving through the trees was there ever blood so red as the blood on my right shoulder was there ever blood so red as the blood on my right shoulder was there ever blood so red was there ever blood so red son of the morning
6.
03:03
SIPHONERS (Neill/Lyster/Mengis) We are siphoners of the gasoline Anonymous inside your plasma screen Scavenging the rubbish heap of society Headfirst into the 21st century LED lamps cut the dark plastic sheets and old TVs, mountains of metal scrap kids sucking fumes on skinned up knees, Payatas dump in monsoon season streaks of light, stars climbing high sparks split, rearrange constellations fall from the sky rest your head against me now quiet my racing mind lay your hand in mine We are the siphoners of the gasoline Anonymous inside your plasma screen Scavenging the rubbish heap of society Headfirst into the 21st century Headfirst into the 21st century In pachinko parlors and game arcades we rule Taiko No Tatsujin streaming video, endless noise the fire yearns for oxygen the virus spreads, malware infects the feedback loop goes round and round time bends back, surges ahead can you hear that foreign sound rest your head against me now quiet my racing mind lay your hand in mine We are the siphoners of the last of the gasoline Anonymous inside your plasma screen Scavenging the rubbish heap of society Headfirst into the 21st century Headfirst into the 21st century
7.
03:36
IN THE SWIM (Neill/Lyster/McCaughey) In the swim The ocean takes you in Oh how it surrounds you In the swim   The broad majestic    Let the current carry you And if I lose myself come find me (‘cause I been missing) And if I stray off course remind me (and I might listen) The truth of love, it breaks like waves In the swim (time doesn't mind at all) Glimmer of the shoreline (just as it falls) The glow of dying stars In the swim (let go the rope) Wave goodbye to the captain (whose river this time?) He'll steer you from afar (time doesn't mind at all) And if I lose myself come find me (by my admission) And if I stray off course remind me (of course I'll listen) The truth of love, it binds us all together in the swim, together in the swim together in the swim, together in the swim Summer's gone (but you are here) The morning in slow motion (losing sand) the salt on sun-browned skin Needles and pins The old refrain of The Searchers Tremble back into the swim (on and on and on and onwards) And if I lose myself come find me (the mission is clear) And if I stray off course remind me (there's someone so near) Don't shiver, don't you shake dear (as someone so near) Between travels till it breaks clear (when no one is here) The truth of love, it binds us all together in the swim, together in the swim together in the swim, together in the swim
8.
THE GONE WORLD (Neill/Lyster) at the city pier water rising now streets we grew up on all hosed down can you feel the evening wind? it brings news from the east can you feel the evening wind? it brings word from the gone world in an AM radio fade the gone world summer at Palisades awake at 4am there is no reverie just sonic waves screen saver memories populated by the citizens haunting the local bars populated by the denizens living in the gone world under the paving stones the gone world in our bones derelict pay phone receiver hanging off the hook voice on the other end calls out there is no answer is no answer it’s just another dispatch from the gone world an AM radio fade the gone world summer at Palisades the animals the animals the animals the animals the animals the animals
9.
04:32
DARKEN DOWN (Neill/Lyster) driving home in the black night oncoming headlights cut through the 3am dark words on the wavelength static signal strength on a distant highway preacher never shuts up the DJ’s fucked up vision fades into the headlights little towns glimmer they sleep and shimmer closing the endless distance darken down the lunatic world spins round darken down darken down the lunatic world spins round darken down the lunatic world spins the lunatic world spins i’m wide awake on the surface of the moon i’m wide awake wide awake wide awake wide awake on the surface of the moon i’m wide awake wide awake wide awake on a two lane blacktop can’t drive fast enough can’t drive fast enough Parliaments and taurine Jim Jarmusch scene rest area 36 miles quieter than quiet in my head a riot home waits like a blurry memory darken down the lunatic world spins round darken down down down darken down the lunatic world spins round darken down the lunatic world spins the lunatic world spins
10.
04:17
DEATHLESS (Neill/Lyster) sky above of the city see a few faded stars dimly they shine dimly they shine luminous pollution depriving our eyes dimly they shine dimly they shine the light fading as it travels through time whole world of wonder and beauty out there I called it mine I called it mine lose it the once it’s near impossible to find I called it mine I called it mine innocence fading as it travels through time we twist, we shake, we will our hearts to break get high, live low, stay young, you know we will be deathless we will be deathless you and I you and I skyline of the city shining silver and gold precious and fine precious and fine it’s ours to take tonight these arms for you to hold precious and fine precious and fine love in bold defiance of time we twist, we shake, we will our hearts to break get high, live low, stay young, you know we will be deathless we will be deathless you and I you and I

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Casey Neill & The Norway Rats Portland, Oregon

CASEY NEILL & THE NORWAY RATS are a crack gang of musicians from Portland Oregon. Their sound combines high energy diesel fueled rave-ups and haunting ballads. Neill's weather beaten narratives celebrate miscreants, and explore the hidden corners of the American landscape. ... more

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