Dead Man Walks Down Bayview

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released October 30, 2012

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Vintage/current music by Toronto protopunk legends The Scenics & related projects.

“It wasn't so much that The Scenics were ahead of their time in 1977, it's more that almost everybody else didn't even know what time it was.
New York had Talking Heads, and England was blessed with XTC, but here was their equal in Toronto...”
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Track Name: Dark Cave
DARK CAVE
words and music by Andy Meyers (©2010 allowed sound music)
working in a dark cave
all alone by candle light
working in a dark cave

working in a dark cave
hope i ain’t digging my own grave
working in a dark cave
by candlelight

won’t you come here and bring me sunlight
won’t you come here and bring me sunlight
won’t you come here and bring me sunlight

working in a dark cave
and i think it’s asleep
working in a dark cave

working in a dark cave
think i might crawl in too deep
working in a dark cave by candlelight

won’t you come here and bring me sunlight
won’t you come here and bring me sunlight
won’t you come here and bring me sunlight

working in a dark cave
with a shovel and a pick
working in a dark cave

working in a dark cave
well i hope i don’t get stuck
working in a dark cave by candlelight

won’t you come here and bring me sunlight
won’t you come here and bring me sunlight
won’t you come here and bring me sunlight

come to me by moonlight
come to me by moonlight
come to me by moonlight
Track Name: A Fox, Her Fur, and Where She Parks It
A Fox, Her Fur, and Where She Parks It Ken Badger


You know the man has no control.
He never did. He never will.
So if you think the truth will fly
you just might be the guy
to try to tell a fox where to park her fur.
Then you will gloat while you sink while you think you float.

She’s a wife and she’s a whore
a sister that you know no more
someone that you fuck for life
and when the life is gone
you still keep fucking on

A fox, her fur, and nowhere to park it.


Little bits of her keep falling down.
Little bits of her keep falling down.
Little bits of her keep falling down.
Little bits of her keep falling down.
Little bits of her keep falling down.
Little bits of her keep falling down.
Track Name: When You Come Around
When you come around


Jesus wash away my sins

Jesus wash away my sins

Jesus wash away my sins

In the muddy water where the river once was


Jesus won’t you dry my tears

Jesus won’t you dry my tears

Jesus won’t you dry the tears that I cause


you want to go now
when you say you want to go
I
take a vow to never know
why
we come and go


hey Corinna you’re a friend of mine

hey Corinna you’re my own true love

be forever reaching for the sky

reaching for the stars until the day that we die


hey Corinna will we settle down

hey Corinna will we settle down

hey Corinna when we settle down we’ll be gone


you want to go…


when you come around you are the only one

when you come around

you are the only one

that I may love


the only one

that I may love

the only one


you want to go…
Track Name: No Sleep
NO SLEEP
words and music by Andy Meyers (©2010 allowed sound music)
She changes her mind like she changes her clothes
whips ‘em over her head drops ‘em on the floor
No Sleep No Sleep No Sleep anymore.

I say I love you and I get the fear
That you’ll never doubt me for a thousand years
No Sleep No Sleep No Sleep anymore.

Tall Sally built for speed
she takes speed it’s all she needs
third shave on a disposable blade
No thanks I gotta go
knock down a domino row
that’s as good as It gets when I’ve got
No Sleep No Sleep No Sleep No Sleep

I’ve got this fear of the months become years
lose our minds lose our hair and I’m tired of hearing

She looses her love than she takes it back
grows slack says thanks gives a yank I hit the ceiling

Tall Sally built for speed
she takes speed it’s all she needs
third shave on a disposable blade
No thanks I gotta go
knock down a domino row
that’s as good as it gets when I’ve got
No Sleep No Sleep No Sleep No Sleep

One thing I like is a gal who says
one thing one moment and the next the next
Track Name: Growing Pains
GROWING PAINS Andy Meyers 1980

Some lights seem brighter when they’re farther away.
I’ll make you my Gala.
Some things you hold just to hold away
and they’re no answer.
I see you in streets and shapes
I see you in sidewalks and streetcars
then I see something else
and you’re nowhere at all like me.

Some things you want to save
and you can’t wait to say
Think of the strangest things
sidewalks bats and grapefruit
watch what you say to me
this is love of any description

This is the silence in between.
when nothing really happens,
you watch out.
I wrote a story about bones
you were the only meat in it.

This is the silence and the crazy sounds this is the sensation
this is the mother tongue of translation
This is an echo of something I’ve heard before, and it’s...

Instrumental

You’re what I do not leave
You’re what I return to.
You’re where my finger dials.
You’re where I’m leaning.
You’re a wind that blows me around
and keeps me eating.
You’re the snow by my side door
you’re in the awning

till I see something else and you’re nowhere nothing at all
till I see something else and you’re nowhere nothing at all
till I see something else nowhere at all
Track Name: Miami
Miami Andy Meyers

Fly to Miami for the thrill of it all
I want my own camera
I want it on the TV at home
I want my own camera
I want my own

I want my own camera
I want my own camera

This city is the biggest thrill
I don’t understand you
I want my own camera
I want my own camera

This city is the biggest thrill
This city is the biggest thrill
This city is the biggest thrill
I don’t understand you

How to take perfect pictures
with your own camera
with your own camera
with your own camera
with your own
Track Name: O Boy
oboy (version)
oboy takes down the curtains & the sheets
still not certain of the company he keeps
in his head with all the mirrors & the doors

when the sun comes up
he will leave his shuttered room venture forth well he used to have a cause venture forth when there used to be what was

get a rake
the garden is at stake
try to fix
the broken trees & bushes
in his mind it only hurts him when he pushes
when the sun comes up…

at the watering hole they all knew him cause he could spit from underneath his tongue
drink a drink talk a tune
see the world from the bottom of a spoon
when the sun comes up…
Track Name: I Can't Be Careful
I Can’t Be Careful Andy Meyers

Hey Honey, you look gorgeous
In your new sundress
I’ll bet she smiles a lot
flashes everything she’s got
I’m sure she cares in lots of ways
glue that adds up lots of days
I’m sure she makes me sing
adding up to everything
why not
Don’t care to differ
Happier when I’m with her

Hey Honey, you’re a peach
strung up just inside my reach
soft shoulders are easily bruised
I know you’re already lost.
Not worrying about the price
this kind of deal don’t pass by twice
giving it all I’ve got
giving it all we’ve got
why not
It makes no difference
whole world smells of her fragrance

I know I’m easily led and I
want my memories right now
but a still diamond is secret
you’re news all over town

and that’s funny well i do funny things sometimes
there’s a funny girl i’m trying to love
well i do funny things sometime
well there’s a funny girl i’m trying and

Hey honey, life’s sweet
made incomplete
you take part of me
I’ll take back what you don’t need and
If we get in each other’s way
our problems will fade
and evaporate
at an astounding rate

that’s funny well i do funny things sometimes
there’s a funny girl i’m trying to love
well i do funny things sometime
well there’s a funny girl I’m hoping loves me
I’m hoping loves me
and that’s funny
real funny
real funny
Track Name: The Farmer
The farmer
I saw the farmer eyes wild with drugs
at a party
or what passed for a party
back in the day
hey won’t someone help me out
this morning because
I haven’t had my had my OJ
knives are crawling up my arm
and I can’t go back to sleep
this morning because
for the sun beating down
will burn my brain
and my eyes wide open
won’t see
what in the world has happened to me