Catalyst

Magnum America, Inc MACD 502


CD 1
Sun Mountain
Barrytown
Take It Out On Me
The Caves Of Altamira
Charlie Freak
You Go Where I Go
Any World That I'm Welcome To
A Little With Sugar
Android Warehouse
More To Come
Parker's Band
Oh Wow It's You Again
Stone Piano
Yellow Peril
Roaring Of The Lamb

CD 2
This Seat's Been Taken
Ida Lee
Sun Mountain (Alt version)
Undecided
A Horse In Town
Let George Do It
Old Regime
Brain Tap Shuffle
The Mock Turtle's Song
Soul Ram
Brooklyn
Don't Let Me In
Come Back Baby
I Can't Function


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Sun Mountain

When I lost my way home, I was helpless like a small child
No eyes of my own that could take me through the nighttime
No moonlight to guide me, no shadow to hide me
Then in the dark, I found Sun Mountain

I once had a friend, tried to help me in a bad way
When I got to the end of a long and lonely highway
Strung out and down-hearted, right back where I started
There in the dark, I found Sun Mountain

Here in my world I remember all the things I left behind
And if I need them, they will be there, a part of my mind

It's only a house and the rooftop is the blue sky
No windows or walls, and the days or years pass by
I slept through the daylight, I woke up, it was midnight
There in the dark, I found Sun Mountain
(repeat)

(transcribed by Donald Wolf)

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Take It Out On Me

Heavy hours are passing slowly
Don't believe that it's unholy
Take a chance it's what you want me for
Just once more
You know it's not a sin
For you to lock me in
And throw away the key

Take it out on me

My complexion waxing whiter
Pull the wire a little tighter
Time goes quickly when you're occupied satisfied
It's wrong to scream and cry
When there's no need to buy
What you can get for free

Take it out on me
Now you're gonna' see
What you are and what I am

Cigarettes and copper tubing
Touch a nerve no longer moving
I can make your demon disappear
Back in gear
And if you fall behind
Or when your state of mind
Is not what it should be

Take it out on me
Now you're gonna' see
What you are and what I am

What you are and what I am

(transcribed by Donald Wolf)

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You Go Where I Go

I'm about to cry and I don't know the reason
I can see the start of a difficult season
I can't let it get me down
When everything is going wrong
Ain't it good to know that I can be strong darling
As long as you go where I go
I can't complain about the pain and the heartache
The tears when your kisses disguise the lies
My eyes don't see
And what do I need to know
As long as you go where I go
Wake up in the morning where the bad news can't find me
Walking in the sunshine with you right behind me
'Cause lazy living sure treats me right
What comes tomorrow will be gone
And anywhere at all is where I belong darling
As long as you go where I go
I'm unaware of the cares and the sorrow
The hurt that your loving can hide from me
My eyes don't see
And what do I need to know
As long as you go where I go

(transcribed by Donald Wolf)

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A Little With Sugar

I remember Christmas morning back in 1954
When we moved up to Mount Savage
As if it mattered anymore
Mama always said how the air can clear her head

We were colder and much higher
Than we ever were before
I recall her tailored jersey
And the flowers that she wore
Years ago I tried to tell her what was in my heart
But she was part of the city

[Chorus:]
She took a little with sugar
She took the money from my old man
She took a little with sugar
She took the money from my old man


All the years that she was with us
You could count them on one hand
I was taken with her showboat style
But too young to understand
She was all alone
Ahead of her time, she was first generation

[Chorus, and variations of it, to fade]

(transcribed by John Moore)

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Android Warehouse

Daytime you're to proud to brag
About the badge you wore
Nighttime you're to tired to drive
Your chains across the floor
All your guns are gone I'm told
Or in the Aerodrome
Did you die the day they sold
They ones you left at home

Hold my hand in the Android Warehouse
Who's to know if you take a dive
Ain't life grand in the Android Warehouse
What a burner when you take off your goggles and find...

That you're alive
That you're alive

Did you really gobble up
The things they claimed you ate
Were you fit to swallow it
Or scared to clean your plate
Have you tried to calculate
The hours they'd applaud
I would guess it's somewhat less
For just another fraud

Hold my hand in the Android Warehouse
Who's to know if you take a dive
Ain't life grand in the Android Warehouse
What a burner when you take off your goggles and find...

That you're alive
That you're alive
That you're alive...

(transcribed by Donald Wolf)

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More To Come

The fish are flying in the county sea
The cops are searching for a missing pea
And Billy Burroughs is still on the nod
Be with the girl if I'm not a dandy guy
But be assured that if this shaking world
Is sucked into the sun

[Chorus:]
More to come
More to come
And when the seventh day at last is gone
More to come
More to come


The ladies sure looked like they're craving for me
But ain't that just what they're supposed to be
I hear the man is moving in next door
The boys will have to use the second floor
You might have answers I can understand
But I know only one

[Chorus]

The kids have thorn a yellow packet apart
They've got enough to break a rich mans heart
I see the rats have found the cradle again
I'll let you know if I remember when
There's one conclusion that I must defend
It's where we started from

[Chorus]

(transcribed by Alfred Neuman)

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Oh Wow It's You Again

When I'm sure
You guided last
I make believe
That I have no past
I make a cheer
And wipe away all the tears
I take another rule
And find another friend
And when I fear
That you're not real
I stop and then

[Chorus:]
Oh Wow it's you again
How odd I should meat you here
Oh Wow it's you again
You honk me
You tonk me
Why don't you disappear


This hotel
Had a view
One with walls
And shades of blue
I payed my bill
And started over again
I flipped another penny
Counted up to ten
I let her rip
Just like a gipsy dog in hand

[Chorus]

In this war
A foreign place
There's not one familiar face
Seems this time
I've got myself far behind
I write another letter
I know I'll never sing
I lock the door
And walk out for some air and then

[Chorus]

(transcribed by Alfred Neuman)

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Stone Piano

Ten cent store is in my way
Just can't do what the captain say
There's not enough night
And too much day
Ain't got time to hear

That stone piano playing for me
A song without words or harmony
A stone piano cavalry bound
Rolling along with the top down

Wish I was a hired gun
Cruel shogun a poor man's son
One day I'd stop and click my heels
Turn around to see

My stone piano playing for me
A song without words or harmony
A stone piano cavalry bound
Rolling along with the top down

The troubadour is in disguise
Bats and curious I use my eyes
My own two hands were on the keys
This is no mystery

My stone piano playing for me
A song without words or harmony
A stone piano cavalry bound
Rolling along with the top down

(transcribed by Donald Wolf)

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Yellow Peril

Hunting in the sea of Japan
Ambrose left a tourist trail behind him
So bold whit his gun in his hand
Of his buzz there was no need to remind him
Tripping over a holy man
Might not hear you don't chose your friends
Ambrose asked for a helping hand
He heaved his chest and pointed west
To where the river ends

With Josie back home on his mind
Brushing of the fruit flies of the season
Ambrose he was surely struck blind
With the sight that defies human reason
On an island of gleaming rocks
Jutting up from the blue lagoon
A ceremonial music box
From it flows a bright new merm'
That made our hero swoon

[Chorus:]
A finah
Minah from China
A finah
Minah from China


The world when the traveler returned
As you know played out it's bloody romances
But Ambrose he knew what he'd learned
With his bride in hand he took his chances
Soon the sound of deluge (dear)
Blended in with the army's roar
When the warrior is strained to (hear)
This new (bebop), the shooting stopped
Their guns were guarded for

[Chorus]

(transcribed by Alfred Neuman)
"with minor assistance from yours truly"

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Roaring Of The Lamb

 

Want some red-hots
Cried the handsome fullback
I'm so nervous
At this lonely bedside
All the men
Have long since gone to bed
Once again explaining
Why in mischiever
It's always raining

And the roaring of the lamb
Brought my friends out in the rain
Now nobody's quite the same
No one's to blame

There's a fight
Reported in the wash-dry
Smart Eugene
Refused to share his moon-pie
What a shame
They start them off so young
Who's to blame for this one
Who'll pay the profit
The day they miss one

And the roaring of the lamb
Then revealed its awesome powers
And the minutes turned to hours
No one's the same

Blandon's baby
Broke for Easter Parkway
Red Kimono
Torn and soaked with salt spray
Very Chic
This wild thing on the run
Magnifique, beguiling
Nailed Gwynan's daughter
But no one's smiling


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This Seat's Been Taken

What is the meaning of the morning rain
I got a feeling it's no good
I waited for my baby, but she never made the train
Now I'm hoping at the next stop she will be there
She'll catch my eye and satisfy my every care

[Chorus:]
This seat's been taken
Don't ask me where she's coming from
You're quite mistaken
You know she's gonna' be here
I know she's gonna' come


She must have a reason I will understand
I know she'll turn up by and by
I'll see her standing with a suitcase in her hand
And she'll tell me how she couldn't find a pay phone
She'll start to cry, I'll realize I'm not alone

[Chorus]

(transcribed by John Moore)

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Ida Lee

They're throwin' a party for big Ida Lee
The man from the skyway, the Chinaman and me
There's so much affection, it's making me crazy
I've run out of reasons for keeping it neat

[Chorus:]
Everybody's laughin', everybody's makin' love
Ida Lee, it's you I'm thinkin' of


Threw out the favors, the hooters and the hats
Put out the candle, and blew out the cat
My temperature's rising, we're all on the chaise lounge
Big Ida Lee, she's nowhere to be found

[Chorus]

They open the air shaft as Ida walks in
She comes up to me and whispers,
"Honey, where have you been?"
I'm stripping my gears, I'm blowing my fuse
'Cause Ida Lee's giving me somewhat more than I can use

(transcribed by John Moore)

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Undecided

Hey people
I can't seem to make up my mind,
Cause I'm undecided
You're the reason why
My delay is just a way of telling you that I,

[Chorus:]
I love you
Go away
I hate you
No please stay
I want you
I'm so undecided
So divided inside of me


Hey baby
Suddenly I found that my whole world is turned 
     upside down
And I'm broken hearted
I confess the crime
Who can free this heart of me
Till then I know
That I,

[Chorus]

[solo]

[Chorus]

[Chorus repeat]

(transcribed by Alfred Neuman)

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A Horse In Town

Left New Hyde Park
The home I own in New York town
Robbed in the dark
Until I face the place where scallywags are found
Sharpe-end yo-yo's everywhere
Baby you can take it from there

[Chorus:]
Now there's a horse in town
I scream: Honey it's just a clown
Yes there's a horse in town
Saddle up and ride, ride, ride

Can you reveal
The day you came, the day you'll go
This way I feel
The time is moving much too slow
And it passes by your chair
If you laugh at my despair

[Chorus]

[Solo]


The shoes of my friend
They stamp the nail into the ground
Let's not pretend
We know we've all had fearsome style
Following my frozen trail
Moving to the inside rail

(transcribed by Alfred Neuman)

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Let George Do It

What's this fierce new change
Has your juggernaut reached my door
Am I out of range
Think another thought before
Babies are ground up
In the last big round-up

[Chorus:]
Ease your head play it cool in a patio chair
Try to design a postcard from your mind


Piggy bank ooooo-whee
If it's Heaven-sent then you'll go far
Listen well to me
Smoke that 7 cent cigar
Can that rumble
And Avogadro's Number

[Chorus]

Polaroid galore
Snap my jelly roll
Count your change
For your midnight chore
Play that "sell-your-soul" exchange
Menthol filter tips
Danglin' from your nether lip

[Chorus]

If John Doe writes another book
With words that just won't quit
Why must I forge through it
Let George do it

(transcribed by Alfred Neuman)

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Old Regime

I heard them whispering
I saw their eyes, their chests
Their secret smiles
Dance a wild new tango
Overrun the great placenta
And who received the first bang, bang
It was the whole goddamned it gang
What can the price for freedom be

[Chorus:]
The old Regime
Is falling
The ball and chain is gone
You see
The winning team
Is calling for volunteers
Don't hesitate
The old regime is falling



Who got the bottles
Who got the ladies
fashions and the tray
Did you get the radio
Did you get the princess' collar
Well don't you know I got the cheat
So what you got you'd better keep
But that brunette, she comes with me

[Chorus]

Gotta' get a move on
What's in your head
It's just my things left in the sand
But now I'll drive with four wheel drive

There in the breadbox
Cheese in the mouths of babes
Is fine with me
Yes I'm on your side
Till the end and do your preaching
Well won't you carve the turkey now
I know I've earned my share somehow
By morning who knows where I'll be

[Chorus]

(transcribed by Alfred Neuman)

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Brain Tap Shuffle

 

Take the worst of this quirky world
Roll it up in a ball
Add the hair of a go-go girl
Turn it into a dance that's called
The bloody...

[Chorus:]
Brain Tap Shuffle
Lose your mind
You'll see the oceans part
you'll think your goin' blind


You can talk about your daily grind
While she'll dish out the soft shoe
If makin' money doesn't suit your mind
We've got something here
Here for you

You can sit there and suck your thumb
Hear the rock and roll hum
But you're just a crazy wall flower
Till you join all your friends on the floor
And do the...

[Chorus]

Take your clothes off and start to shake
Shake rattle and roll
Watch the walls and the ceiling quake
Let it move your body and soul
And do the...

[Chorus]


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The Mock Turtle's Song
Lewis Carroll; Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice Found there.

Will you walk a little faster
Said a whiting to a snail
There's a porpoise close behind us
And he's treading on my tail
Don't you see how eagerly
The turtles and the lobsters
all advance
They are waiting on the shingle
Won't you come and join the dance

[1st Chorus:]
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you
Won't you join the dance
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you
Won't you join the dance
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you
Won't you join the dance


You can really have no notion
How delightful it will be
When they take us up and throw us
With the lobsters in the sea
But the snail replied 'to far, to far'
and gave a look askance
Said he thanked the whiting kindly
But he would not join the dance

[2nd Chorus:]
Would not, would not, would not, would not
Would not join the dance
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you
Won't you join the dance
Will you, won't you, will you, won't you
Won't you join the dance


What matters it how far we go
His scaly friend replied
There is another shore you know
Upon on the other side
The further off from England
The nearer is to France
Then turn not pale whale beloved snail
But come and join the dance

[1st Chorus repeat to fade]

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Soul Ram

 

Jolly tricks and politics
May mess you up
Soul Ram

Little men with stick pins
Leave you high and dry
Soul Ram

Baby runs the show
She's got a Soul Ram
Understand
Who could know
That she'd be up on top
All night long
Never stop
Right or wrong

Carousels and wishing wells
Are fine for some
Soul Ram
After dark
Tacoma park
Can sure be fun
Soul Ram

Baby oughta' know
She's got a soul ram
So well planned
I suppose that
She don't need her friends
Anymore
Just pretends
Knows the score

Baby let it roll
She's got a soul ram
In her hand
Never knew
She dug the heavy stuff
Steely Dan
Play it rough
Back door man

Jelly roll
can't save your soul
This mama can
Soul Ram
Soul Ram
Soul Ram


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Don't Let Me In

I hear you found a brand new friend
Well if I try to take you back again
If I decide to make amends
Don't let me in

You know, I've got to be inside
But don't you listen when you hear me cry
Not even just to say goodbye
Don't let me in

[Chorus:]
I say no, no, no, no
Don't let me in
I say no, woah, woah, woah
Don't let me in


I never wanna' do you harm
Don't pay no heat to all my false alarms
If I should come with pleading arms
Don't let me in

You hear it knocking on your door
You pound another heart you can't ignore
But soon it isn't there no more
Don't let me in

[Chorus]

[solo]

[Chorus repeat three times and fade]


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Come Back Baby

I don't like waiting for a knock on the door
I don't like wondering why
I got no mercy for a man and his tears
He's just living a lie
I got a feeling like I'm losing my cool
That's no way to be
You got me crying got me playing the fool
That's what you're doing to me

[Chorus:]
You gotta come back baby
I don't wanna' say how long it's been
Five days and I gotta' know now
Come back baby
I don't wanna' live alone again
My old man never thought me how


I don't like lying all alone in my bed
Nobody calling my name
I can't say thank you for a kick in the head
But I need you just the same
See me sitting by the side of the road
People staring and smiling
They got no mercy for a man and his tears
Can't you hear me cry

[Chorus]

[solo]

[Chorus]


[solo]

(transcribed by Alfred Neuman)

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I Can't Function

I'm working hard from morning till night
My shoulder bend into the wheel
I get home, you start to run me down
How do you think it makes me feel

Your lashing turn
It hurts my soul
I start to think
And I lose control
I'm not moving like I know I should
Or feeling like I'd like to feel

And I spend my days just fooling around
I can't function,
Honey when you run me down
Oh darling don't you run me down

I gotta' make a little fortune
So I can bring it on home to you
You're only hurting yourself my friend
Treating me the way you do
My hands are tied behind my back
I'm drinking dinner from a paper sack
Every day is the fourth of July
And I'm nothing but an April fool

Well I spend my days just cruising around
I can't function
Honey when you run me down
Oh darling don't you run me down

[solo]

I'm half a man
With half a heart
I hear you laughing
And I fall apart
I'd like to put it on the table
But I'm lost before I even start
You do me wrong and it's bringing me down
My idle ways are the talk of the town
You make me feel like a do-nothing-clown

I can't function
Honey when you run me down
Oh darling don't you run me down
Oh darling don't you run me down

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(transcribed by Alfred Neuman)

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