Old Ramon

LYRICS

  1. Wop-A-Din-Din
  2. Byrd Joel
  3. Void
  4. Between Days
  5. Cruiser
  6. Michigan
  7. River
  8. Smokey
  9. Golden
  10. Kavita

 

1. Wop-a-din-din

She’s got big green eyes
And a long Egyptian face
She moves across the floor
At her own pace
When I’m here in bed
She’ll jump up on my chest
And when we lock eyes there’s so much love
I wanna cry

She comes in near
When I scratch under her ear
And she lifts her head
When I kiss around her neck

Won’t go to sleep
When she falls along my side
And two green eyes fade
To a porcelain marble white
And somehow when I sleep
She’ll end up at my feet
And if I roll and kick her out
I might knock her to the ground
But she’ll come back anyhow

ella es mi hijita (she’s my little daughter)
más dulce que cerezas (sweeter than cherries)
pura como el agua (pure as water)
nariz y orejas rosas (pink nose and ears)

The morning comes
She squints up to shield out the sun
And she’ll go and lay
In the warmest dusty rays
And I hold her face
She lays perfectly in place
And she’ll yawn and stretch
And stare me down expressionless
And lay back down into her nest

And if someone calls
She’ll race me out the hall
When she hears the phone
Then she knows I’m leaving home
She don’t wanna be alone

And I know it’s wrong
That I’m going away so long
And for her it’s rough
I can’t be with her enough
But I’ll never give her enough

ojos brillan como el sol (eyes shine like the sun)
la amo más que nadie (i love her more than anything)
con manchas de una vaca (with cow pattern skin)
más suave que conchinita (softer than conchinita)

And somehow when I sleep
She’ll end up at my feet
And if I roll and kick her out
I might knock her to the ground
But she’ll come back anyhow

2. Byrd Joel

My baby sleeps in blue
Warm and naked pale and pretty
I feel the seventh wave
Of the ocean in the motion

I feel a brand new sickness
Coming over me like a storm
Used to feel so good beside her
There next to her my arm around her

She fell like flowers
Petals where carried out on my old wind
Landed down in the centre of this
Lonely white grip of winter

She brought these gifts of love
I carried down in my pocket
I set then on my shelves
And on the night stand by my bed

She sleeps and won’t come back again
From pretty dreams that keep her
My baby won’t back again
I feel so lost without her

I hear your magic voice on the
Analogue of this machine
I hear the smoothest talk of the
Coolest transparent star field

Will there be any danger if
Our talk is under this roof?
And can you know a stranger
So quickly under this moon?

So go away come back again
I’ll shut you out I’ll pull you in
Don’t go away come back again
I feel so lost

She sleeps in royal blue
And the room down past the big dry desert
The sense of music there
And hope reaches you
And gets you past the motions of
Goodbyes …. (???)
And pulls the deepest winter out of this
Lonely white crippled winter

She sleeps and won’t come back again
From pretty dreams that keep her
My baby won’t come back again
I am so lost without her

So go away come back again
I shut you out I pull you in
Don’t go away, come back again
I feel so lost

3. Void

Find another corner of the house
When you need to get away
Her guitar leans against the couch
Sometimes I pick it up and play
Loosen and stretch it’s ancient strings
Until it sounds the way I feel
Brush my thumb against it soft
Give it life or give it pause

When you look up in my eyes
I’m looking down in yours
All looks good up in the sky
Down to your wooly carpet floor
And I know that I have picked
The most perfect sunflower yet
Even on a sketchy day
Just outside her shore we stay

When all it’s colours turn and dry
Will you live or will you die?
When all it’s poets fall away
Will you go or will you stay?

Fill the void in me now
Making love to me girl
Red light cruising the night
Red light getting me home

Driving down the freeway in your truck
I watched the river flowing up
Headlights cutting through the night
Hear them pass this place in time
And I know that I have slept
In the warmest bedroom yet
Even on the coldest day
Here inside her shore we stay

A verse of hope
There on that reel
Lets you know the way I feel
Ram my fists up in your hair
Feel me cruise up in the air

Fill the void in me now
Making love to me girl
Red light cruising the night
Red light getting me home

Fill the void in me now
Making love to me girl
Red lights float in the night
Red lights getting me home

Fill the void in me now
Smile down on me girl
Red light cruising the night
Red lights getting me home

Fill the void in me now
Making love to me girl
Red lights float in the night
Red light getting me home

Pull the weight of me now
Wrapped around me so good
Red light cruising the night
Red lights getting me home

Pull the weight off me now
Wrapped around me so good
Red light cruising the night
Red light getting me home

Fill the void in me now
Making love to me girl
Red lights cruising the night
Red lights getting me home

4. Between Days

Hanging low a beamin ray of Aztec moon
Throwing down a glow on this flourescent tomb
Cooling off and phasing out the chlorine bed
Shadows out the walls of the sun baked clay adobe red

Void of movement void of feeling Void of life
Channels crackles Spanish chirps in the night
Don’t feel sour in the far window bed
Don’t be bothered by no words in your head

The sun goes down in just an hour
So bring a stem of pretty flowers
And Make what’s dead come alive
For the long and lonely ride

Ancient highways Desert dust diamond lit sky
Like some lost planet Never breathed any life
Barely moving Broken wheels bend and crawl
Tucked away and stuck in nylon seats until dawn

Wake me up when you can hear
The sound of people getting near
Where what’s dead becomes alive
And ends our long and lonely ride

Lookin low as so much life around us blooms
Life from heaven smiles down on this room
Soft parade of colours Marching on music plays
Morning slips to evening
Falls through holes in between days

You could loose another year
Where the pictures perfect here
Where what’s dead comes alive
And where your love comes alive

5. Cruiser

My biggest smile from Tokyo
You came out here five years ago
Her life song is a sad one
Her mom fell off when she was young
Her mom died off when she was young

Purple nights and yellow days
Neon signs and silver lakes
LA took a part of me
LA gave this gift to me

So drive me down Sunset Boulevard
I’m feeling nice in your white car
Playing Hanoi Rocks and Social D
My sweetest angel set me free
My sweetest saviour rescued me

Won’t you whisper in my ear?
You look so good against my mirror
And you’re my baby full of joy
You’re my erotic brown eyed toy
You’re my exotic black haired toy

Slipping letters under the door
Leave candy wrappers round my floor
And take me out of here round the canyons
Where the pavement meets the sand
Where the boardwalk creatures stand

So drive down Beverly Drive
Where my room’s lit up all night
I’ve been so lonely in this bed
It’s good to sleep with you instead
It’s good to talk all night instead

Morning pours the ocean deep
Into the hollow of my sleep
But the ocean can’t be mine
Your perfection can’t be mine

So drive me down the 405
Where my airplane leaves tonight
I’m tipping up and touching down
Leave LA sparkling on the ground
LA glitters on the ground
LA sparkles on the ground
LA glitters on the ground
LA sparkles on the ground

6. Michigan

I see through your thin cotton dress
I don’t know if we’ll get to rest
So pull by that store parking lot
You know I’ve missed you lots
Warn me of the cans and nots

I don’t need a house in Lake Michigan
I don’t need a purpose to plan within
I just want to feel your pulse again

Downtown, the exits just around
Can’t you smell our future good and well?
I’ll take you upstairs
show you my bed and things
Share my thoughts and cares

Here is my heart here is my soul
You pushed me past my lonely door
You are my everything

September, a time of in between
Lazy month of nothing
All rainy gutters rushing

Are They all true
All the good things you say
Or Will they pass
Quit like the clouds today?

Will They be there in your pretty dreams
All full of colour and sense of things
You blow a breath of life in me

I felt this way but not before
You pulled me from this heavy floor
You are my everything
You are my everything

7. River

I know you’re willing and able
There by the wooden table
Won’t you come on over to my side?
And you know I’ll treat you right

There at the water
There is the water you drink
Won’t you come on over to my side?
And you can drink from my…

Down through the dirt you lead us
Across the sand you’ll disappear
Will you come back?
I feel you won’t need us
I feel you won’t miss us
Will you come back?

Back in the summer
I fell into your space
With an understanding
When I just looked in your face

There at the water
You wash your skin
Sleep on the violets
Until you’re covered in dust again

I know you’re hungry and tired
All alone by the fire
Won’t you come, come on over to my side?
And you know…

Down through the dirt you lead us
One kiss before you leave
Will you come back?
And sleep tonight beside me?
The morning comes I feel alive
Will you come back?

And two yellow eyes remember
Souls of ancient lies
And she sees them dance and hears them moan and cry
And two yellow eyes reveal
Warmth and love inside
And she wears her mask
Pulls on her gloves

And two yellow eyes remember
Souls of ancient lies
And she sees them dance and hears them moan and cry
And two yellow eyes reveal her
Warmth and love inside
And she wears her mask
Pulls on her glove

8. Smokey

I’m broken down
You caved my karma in
I’m staying up
Waiting for you like a fool

You made me forget
About all the dreams I kept
I keep your glass hand
By the bed we slept

I can’t erase your smokey eyes
Your smothered face
Gripping on my waist
Leaving a ghost
Upon the Oregon Coast

And on the floors
Of a crashes porch

Who can pretend
That there’s a beginning without an end?
It ain’t contrived
All this magic in our lives
Comes down like a storm
Then drizzles then dies

Your soul is free
But you’re the one I need
And you made your deal
But you’re still my ideal

And so I wait
And so I choose this fate
And store your shed
In my electric bed

Who can pretend
That there’s a beginning without an end?
It ain’t contrived
All the magic in our lives
Comes down like a storm
Then drizzles then dies

9. Golden

Sister woke me up
As he fell out of the sky
There’s a golden place
Where the angels crash and die
You can jab and poke
But what did you ever give?
I don’t hear your voice
Hear it resonate like his
Hear it resonate like his

You were endless fuel
Burning fast and burning free
Not a wide eyed fool
Who fell into the sea
Who vanished in the sea

You’re alive and good St.John
As the AM waves live on
You as much belong to me
As a ships do to the sea
As a ships do to the sea

You’re the corner stone
Of my memories as a kid
Filled my room with sun
When the polished vinyl spun
I will see your face
Crashing down against the wind
And it’s a sadder place
When that crackling vinyl spins
When the crackling vinyl spins

You still living good St.John
High up in the yellow sun
We can find your vacant grin
In every dusty thrift store bin
You’re a dime-a-dozen man
You’re a dime-a-dozen win

And you’re far beyond the moon
That you dreamed to touch so soon
And you’re life was big and full
Like your words so beautiful
Always echo across the world

10. Kavita

Hello Kavita
When can I see her?
You know I’ve been lonely
And it’s been hard

Hey there Kavita
Next time I see her
I won’t be this desperate or be
Feeling so spent

And you’re all I’ve got it’s true
I don’t care what they say about you
Kavita

Down in the lobby
Reading the weakly
Talking with Abraham
Because you know he’s my main man

Who put you down
So far in the ground?
My friend calls you stupid but
I think you’re cute

And you’re all I got it’s true
I don’t care what they think about you
Kavita

And you’re all I got it’s true
I don’t care what they say about you
Kavita

And you’re all I got it’s true
I don’t care what they say about you
Kavita