Howard Levy and Paul Sprawl (2005, album)

by Howard Levy and Paul Sprawl

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about

Recorded in five days at Howard's house in Evanston, IL in 2005. Mixed and mastered at Sutton Sound in Atascadero, CA.

credits

released June 1, 2005

Howard Levy - harmonica, piano, organ, tenor sax, etc.
Paul Sprawl - voice and guitar

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Track Name: Good Morning Sunshine
1.
Last night the winds blew cold again
I was wanting to be sheltered and warm
I thought about our lives together
Hope that we can steer more clearly
Away from harm

~chorus~
Good morning sunshine
Makes us feel fine
Good morning sunshine
Everything's gonna be alright
Everything's alright

2.
Keep your eyes out on the coastline
There's a boat full of roses
on its way to you
Keep your calendar open
There's so many things
That we just got to do

~chorus~
Good morning sunshine
Makes us feel fine
Good morning sunshine
Everything's gonna be alright
It's alright

- instrumental break -
Track Name: Touch of Evil
1.
Walking down that dusty street
Something's not quite right
Gonna visit the gypsy in the middle of the night

2.
Gypsy says you got no future
Used it all up
You're just broken pieces now
of some kind of empty cup

3.
So you stumble back onto the street
Do what you think you must
But you're just a junky in the corner
Gathering dust

Walking down that dusty street
There's something not quite right
Track Name: Good Times
1.
When we're togehter
Time is still like a statue
Gold and rose, linen and silk
Thinking and dreaming
Bathing our feet in milk

~chorus~
We'll let the good times roll
Yeah the good times roll

2.
We were hitchhiking
Took a ride in a chocolate brown Nova
Went for coffee
Clouds of cream
Looked like video from weather satellites

~chorus~
We'll let the good times roll
Yeah the good times roll

3.
I would like to get to know you
Imagine the incense smoke
Is scrolling slowly in the morning sunlight

~chorus~
We'll let the good times roll
Yeah the good times roll

4.
In the office tower I hear the sound of papers shuffling
Heels clicking on cement
Mouths slurping hot coffee
Whispers in confidence

~chorus~
Where'd all the good times go?
We coulda let them roll

5.
Alone again
It was a sad and rainy day
At the carnival by the beach
See the bathroom graffitti quoting William Burroughs
Storm the reality factory
Take back the universe

~chorus~
We'll let the good times roll
Yeah the good times roll

6.
Life is a gift
And the gift must move
Circulate this air
This blood and this sound

~chorus~
We'll let the good times roll
Yeah the good times roll
We'll let the good times roll
We'll let the good times roll
Track Name: Red Room
1.
I drove 2,000 miles
Just to be with you
Then I found out
Part of you didn't want me to
That was the part
Wanted to be alone
So like a fool
I turned around
Drove all those miles home


~chorus~
From your Red Room
After dark
Way on up in your red room
Next to the park

2.
After a while
You called me on the phone
You said that you wanted
To come on back home
Said you were tired of being alone
I said why don't you
Come on back home

~chorus~
From your Red Room
After dark
Way on up in your red room
Next to the park

-bridge-

~chorus~
Up in your Red Room
After dark
Way on up in your red room
Next to the park
Track Name: Edward's Story
1.
He was traveling light
Smoking hand rolled tobacco
Swigging orange schnapps
I was eating a tangelo

2.
He had a guitar in a gig bag
No bed roll or pack
Bought for $100
Money Uncle Sam gave back

~chorus~
It was a 1938 Bavarian
With those 3D holographic gargoyles
and skulls on the back
1938 Bavarian

3.
Said it was a valuable instrument
Handed down from father to son
When Michael Hitler aka Mick Jagger
received it from his father
Adolf was the one

~chorus~
It was a 1938 Bavarian
With those 3D holographic gargoyles
and skulls on the back
1938 Bavarian

-instrumental break-

4.
Mick Jagger's wife
donated it to an auction by mistake
organized out in Watsonville
To benefit victims of the '89 earthquake

~chorus~
It was a 1938 Bavarian
With those 3D holographic gargoyles
and skulls on the back
1938 Bavarian
Track Name: Camel Parade
This is an instrumental piece.
Track Name: Jean
1.
Jean
Moving slowly
Swerving around
On your bicycle downtown

~chorus~
Your head hangs down very low
Your face completely covered
With hair of grey
You're so heavy

Jean
Ghostworld dreamtime
Jean
Ghostworld dreamtime

~chorus~
Your head hangs down very low
Your face completely covered
With hair of grey
You're so heavy

-sax solo-

~chorus~
Your head hangs down very low
Your face completely covered
With hair of grey
You're so heavy

3.
Jean
Sad sickness got a hold on you
Jean
Sad sickness got a hold on you

~chorus~
Your head hangs down very low
Your face completely covered
With hair of grey
You're so heavy
Track Name: Security
Security can be a cup of tea in a warm room
Sleepin' in your own bed with your sweetheart next to you
Or seeing people on the street
who greet you as you pass by
Cause you know each other
even if you can't remember why

To walk on a hot summer night
Down the streets of your town
See the tvs, hear the people
Though the shades are down
Relaxed in the warmth
as you glide down familiar ways
Gliding quietly as the night birds dive and play

Building, collecting, and buying
We get many things
To look at, learn from, add on to
Until there's no more
Where are the roots and whose are the fruits to enjoy
We've lost the happiness - children's delight
That makes every object a toy

Security can be a cup of tea in a warm room
Sleepin' in your own bed
with your sweetheart next to you
Or seeing people on the street
who greet you as you pass by
Cause you know each other
even if you can't remember why
Track Name: Baywood Day and Night
1.
The sky was full of stars
Last night was warm
The fog horn still sounded
No reason for that alarm
Woke up this morning
The bay was full of fog
Still grey now
But there's the wagging tail
of the neighbor's dog

~chorus~
Life take good care
Of you and me
Life
Take good care of me

2.
It's charming grand flourishes
and cute little ornaments
They might irritate the desperate
Agitate dement
They will reach no one
for any good thing
Cause there's no heart in it
It's just a bell that now and then rings

~chorus~
Life takes good care
Of you and me
Life
Death is not our enemy

-harmonica break-

~chorus~
Life takes good care
Of you and me
Death is not our enemy
Teach me humility

The sky was full of stars
Last night was warm
Track Name: From Pismo to Evanston
This is an instrumental piece.
Track Name: Breakfast in Beaumont
1.
Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey
Cafe au lait to start your day
Some kind of good way

~chorus~
Potential pancakes
Salsa for your eggs
Grandma's apple jelly
on the biscuits when they're made

~instrumental bridge~

~chorus~
Potential pancakes
Salsa for your eggs
Grandma's apple jelly
on the biscuits when they're made

repeat 1.
Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey
Cafe au lait to start your day
Some kind of good way

~chorus~
Potential pancakes
Salsa for your eggs
Grandma's apple jelly
on the biscuits when they're made