SPIRITUAL WAR cassette tape

by john southworth

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1.Hunger March
2.White Peasant Wine
3.Falling In Love With The Old World Again
4.Tramps Of St. Petersburg
5.Poor Vacation Town
6.All Aboard On The Sweet Jersey Shore
7.The Poor Of My City
8.One Winter Rose
9.Who's The Girl In The Mirror
10.Bag Lady Of Hawaii
11.The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Singer Songwriter
12.Community Service

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released 21 June 2011

john southworth - voice & guitar
all songs written & recorded by john southworth
mastered by jean martin

c 2011 sud de valeur records 002

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Track Name: Hunger March
HUNGER MARCH

the poorer the singer
the richer the song
some days we eat
some days we don't
march on through your hunger
they're beating back the crowds
into the old town

we steal your empty bottles
make bovril in the puddles
never google gogol
or they'll check your file
night on bald mountain
without winter shoes
breadline to the moon

the poorer the singer
the richer the song
this song is food for all

mothers and their orphans
washing on the shore
obesity is fiction
the stench of piss is strong
nothing cures the hunger
no matter how much food
a common lad consumes

in the church of the spilled blood
or the holy potato
children stick their tongues out
for the demon wafer of monsanto
the gods are drinking gravol
watch out they don't peuk
get up off your pews

the poorer the singer
the richer the song
this song is food for all
Track Name: One Winter Rose
ONE WINTER ROSE

miracle of love
it was a miracle of love
standing in the snow
one winter rose
it was a miracle of love
to find you growing
one winter rose
how did you know

the first hive arrived
on the second day of the year
white petals lay inside
and a candle glowed
and now my heart is like that hive
of endless honey
one winter rose
how did you know

one rose
all it took was one rose
just one rose to love me
truly madly
one rose

many years ago
i saw you for the first time
standing in the snow
one winter rose
and now I’m standing in the sun
a proud beekeeper
one winter rose
how did you know

now I wait for you
the sun is drowning out the earth
a gypsy funeral march
heading down the road
and now I’m fleeing like the czar
a shaved pallbearer
one winter rose
how did you know

one rose
all it took was one rose
just one rose to love me
truly deeply
one rose
Track Name: Community Service
COMMUNITY SERVICE

i’m building a roller coaster in the back alley
made of wooden crutches
and driftwood from the harbor
sometimes i find my old man
curled up underneath
at three o clock in the morning
all the children in the hood
they bring me stacks of wood
you like to go up for a ride
and feel the magic
feel the magic
feel the magic
in the universe

i’m building a carousel behind the library
made of silver horses sent down from the heavens
sometimes they find me on a horse
naked and asleep
at four o clock in the morning
all the old folks in the hood
they bring me stacks of wood
you like to go up for a ride
and feel the magic
feel the magic
feel the magic
in the universe

i’m building a ferris wheel inside the cemetery
thinking about elvis
he probably was an angel
now i'm crying in the streets
i’m worried ‘bout my life
at five o clock in the morning
all the angels in the hood
they bring me stacks of wood
you like to go up for a ride
and feel the magic
feel the magic
feel the magic
in the universal neighborhood
i hope i can do some good
in the universal neighborhood
i hope i can do some do some good
do some good