Ramshackle Earth

by Pappy Stardust

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This album is dedicated to every person I have crossed paths with along this strange road called life, and everyone who surrounds themselves with the light of love.

Limited edition of 25 hand assembled CDs, homemade mystery stickers, and locally printed album art shirts are available at shows and by request as a $15 package deal while supplies last.

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released July 18, 2014

Album art and all tracks produced/engineered/performed by Steve Leszyk

This album would not have been what it is without the incredible synergy achieved alongside some of my best friends, specifically:
Josh Peets: Drums (track 5, 9) & backing vocals (track 9)
Spencer Woodley: Extra guitar (track 10, 11, 13)
Jesse Huntz: Drums (track 12)
Sean Fitzsimmons: Backing vocals (track 9)
Mammy Moon Child: Whistling (track 6)

Track 10 was originally written by Arthur "Blind" Blake in 1929
Track 13 was originally written by Ruth Ada Habershon in 1907
All other tracks originally written by Steve Leszyk in 2014

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Track Name: Dirge Gazer
Foreword by Aldous Huxley:
"Here I think one has an enormous area in which the ultimate revolution could function very well indeed, an area in which a great deal of control could be used by not through terror but by making life seem much more enjoyable than it normally does. Enjoyable to the point, where as I said before, human beings come to love a state of things by which any reasonable and decent human standard they ought not to love and this I think is perfectly possible."

Medicine man buried his mother today
Feathers upon his head tell us he is brave
Now thirteen sons and daughters shall carry on her name

Rode his horse on down to the saloon and got himself a drink
The men of the town were too slow to think
Flames flowed through his eyes while the sun sang I want to hear you pray
For his mother the skies they mourned
And no one knew what had happened to her
Track Name: Time Is Money, Both Don't Exist
Death don’t shake hands
But if you wanna dance he’ll dance
Death don’t shake hands
But don’t be afraid to give him the chance
Time is money
Both don’t exist

Mister mister is this the end
Tombstone knocked me over made my bed
Relax look at me he said
Just go run away into the sky be with your friends

Death don’t shake hands
But if you wanna dance he’ll dance
Death don’t shake hands
But don’t be afraid to give him the chance
Time is money
Both don’t make sense

I can’t remember where I came from
The flag’s half mast reveals a solemn frown
That’s where I’m going toward
A land so far from unknown

Yeah death don’t shake hands
But if you wanna dance he’ll dance
Death don’t shake hands
But don’t be afraid to give him the chance
Time is money
Both don’t exist
Death don’t shake hands
But if you wanna dance he’ll dance
Death don’t shake hands
But don’t be afraid to give him the chance
Time is money
Both don’t make sense
Track Name: Make My Day
Well I've been living life out on the road
A different night a different home
And I got songs on the radio
Still no one sings along at my shows

It would make my day yeah
Maybe take away my pain hey
Oh it would make my day yeah
Well maybe take away my pain hey alright okay

'Cus kids today just do what they’re told
Yeah you're living life like you're gonna die when you're old
I don't treat money like it’s my god
I'm just dreaming of the day when a president does his job

It would make my day yeah
Oh maybe take away my pain hey
Oh it would make my day yeah
Well maybe take away my pain hey alright okay

'Cus I grew up not far from here
Yes I close my eyes and see myself this time last year
Are we going anywhere
Yeah will you ever face your fear

It would make my day yeah
Oh maybe take away my pain hey
Well it would make my day yeah
Maybe take away my pain hey alright okay
Track Name: Wandering Soul
Got a job at the railroad 'cus running is what it is
And I keep your ring on my necklace 'cus love is what it is
Baby I want to feel you in my arms
Come along we’ll see the sights we’ll follow the sun
Come along with me we’ll write some new songs

When Laurel’s Canyon comes rolling over these hills that’s when we’ll know we made it
Tuck away our belongings in a one bed home wandering souls ain’t got no loss for words you hear it
You are my wandering soul always together never alone
Wandering souls ain’t got no loss for words a voice like a stone yeah

Come along we’ll see the sights we’ll follow the sun
Come along with me we’ll write some new songs or do something wrong
Swim down by the river and climb the trees
Wandering soul always together never alone
I ain’t got no loss for words a voice like a fucking stone
Wandering soul always together never alone
You are my wandering soul yeah
Track Name: Blasphemer Broadcaster
I've been looking at this heart
All charred up behind museum glass
I took it and put it inside my skin like some fucked up acid trip
And you can watch it on TV yeah

I've the devil’s heart oh
And I really don't care at all no
And yes I wear it upon my sleeve
Well I've the devil’s heart oh
And I really don't care at all no
I'm happily in disbelief

He took me away on my saint’s day (my saint's day)
To spread his ashes from the deepest point
I could find I didn't mind as long as I’d no longer be alive
Did you see me up on your screen oh

I've the devil’s heart oh
And I really don't mind at all no
Did you see me on your screen
I've the devil’s heart oh
And I really don't care at all no
And yes I wear it upon my sleeve

I've the devil’s heart oh
And I really don't care at all hey
I'm happily in disbelief
Track Name: Dinosaur Senior
We'd get high on the radio waves
Like a microwave cooking our brains
And it goes on it goes on
Well I don't talk to strangers because I'm the strangest person I know
And it goes on and it goes on yeah

I think I'll stay around here for awhile
Even if there's nothing to do
Oh just to see you
There's a dinosaur in my left brain
And your sister she don't know
But she still calls it home

We'd get high on the radio waves
Like a microwave cooking our brains
And it goes on it goes on
Well I don't talk to strangers because I'm the strangest person I know
Track Name: Cultural Conditioning Gets You All the Ladies (CD ONLY)
Talking about my generation
Everyone having dreams like it's the late 1960's
A bit too late guys we missed the bus
Do you need a 3D printer to make carbon copies of my soul
So all of you can be just as free as me
It would look exactly like a woodcut carving of the first American man
He's in no history books no
'Cus oh he's that guy who went to his tepee to speak with God
While you're busy going places to talk about him
Teacher I know the answer to everything
It's nothing
Fibonacci told me
The original lizard king
You are all starving mannequins
Hands so idle that the devil could give an apple to all your friends
That's what Adam and Eve did
They should've listened to their parents
That's what Darwin did
But you don't approve
Your master plan is fool proof
Pulled the lever at the voting booth
Out came candy
But you don't have a sweet tooth
Track Name: Loch Ness Princess
Alright yeah oh
I made a sign and put a hypothetical general interest slogan on it
Step two I don’t wear a suit I don’t really care about the world or anything in it no

Oh Nessy can’t you ever smile la la la la
You can’t swim there oh just read the signs oh
You can be my girl though
Because it’s alright with me

Come on it’s okay she only smokes when she’s nervous she’s so nervous now
I only wear running shoes 'cus it makes me think about running to you be be be be be my girl

Oh Nessy can’t you ever cry oh
Just shed one tear for all of humankind
Well you can be my guide though
Since I’m lost inside your world

Nessy Nessy
I’m in your belly
Nessy Nessy
Don't spit me out I like it in here
Track Name: Bad Penny
I got a bad penny oh she’s never true
Keeping her head down is what she’s gonna do to you yeah
But don’t you look her in the eyes she’ll put a spell on you alright yeah

I got a penny she’s stuck to me like glue
I can't shake her I’m gonna give her away to you to you
Don’t you look her in the eyes she’ll cast her spell on you oh yeah

Oh let me tell you about my bad penny alright
My penny she’s a real bad thing to have (bad thing to have)
That girl she’s never on your side (never on your side never on your side)
She’s gonna give you such a hard time (such a hard time)
And don’t you look her in the eyes she’ll put a spell on you

I've had enough
Track Name: Police Dog
All my life I've been a travelin' man
All my life I've been a travelin' man
Staying alone and doing the best I can

Yeah I shipped my trunk down to Tennessee
Oh shipped my trunk down to Tennessee
It’s hard to tell about a man like me

I met a girl I couldn't get her off my mind
I met a girl couldn't get her off my mind
Well she passed me up said she didn't like my kind

Oh I'm scared to bother around her house at night
I'm scared to bother around her house at night
And she got a police dog craving for a fight

Yeah his name is Rambler when he gets a chance
His name is Rambler when he gets a chance yeah
He leaves his mark on you right at first glance

Oh yeah

Well I guess I'll travel I guess I'll let her be
Oh I guess I'll travel guess I'll let her be
Before she gets her police dog chasing after me
Track Name: Bloodline
Let's go to the mountains
And sing our songs from the top of every one
Let's go to the mountains
And sing our songs from the top of every one
Will you come with me
Tell me your greatest fear
Will you come with me yeah

Let's go to the mountains
Proclaim our love to everyone
Let's go to the mountains
Proclaim our love to everyone
Tell me your greatest fear
Yeah you gonna come with me
Track Name: Lazy Farm
Lazy Farm
Jump the gun
Just for fun ha
Let's make love

Lazy farm
I'm so far from home
Self harm
I just can't leave myself alone

Lazy farm
I'm on the wrong side of the road
To get to the other side
That's how my free bird flies

Lazy farm
I'm so far from home
Self harm
I just can't leave myself alone no
Track Name: The Circle
Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye Lord bye and bye
There's a better world home awaiting
In the sky Lord in the sky

I was standing by my window
On a cold and cloudy day
When I saw that hearse come rolling
For to carry my mother away

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye Lord bye and bye
There's a better world home awaiting
In the sky Lord in the sky

Lord I told that undertaker
Undertaker please drive slow
For this body that you're hauling
Lord I hate to see her go

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye Lord bye and bye
There's a better world home awaiting
In the sky Lord in the sky

I followed close behind her
Tried to hold up and be brave
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in the grave no

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye Lord bye and bye
There's a better world home awaiting
In the sky Lord in the sky

I went home my home was lonely
Now my mother she was gone
All my brothers, sisters crying
What a home so sad and alone

Will the circle be unbroken
Bye and bye Lord bye and bye
There's a better world home awaiting
In the sky Lord in the sky