The Butter Thief

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Originally released on IRN/ Shave Records

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released January 1, 1997

Recorded and mixed digitally at IRN Studios- Brighton, MA

Produced by Brian Riley
Engineered by Jay Williston
Mastered by Jonathan Wyner at M Works- Cambridge, MA

LEAD VOCALS/ KEYBOARDS/ RHYTHM PROGRAMMING- Brian Riley
PERCUSSION- Jill Stein
BASS GUITAR (Six String & Fretless)- Warren Smith
LEAD/RHYTHM GUITAR- Jay Williston
*Guitar on "Bombay Taxi"- Greg Fontaine
*Trumpet on "Down Your Road"- Bob Bean
*Backing Vocals- Jennifer Markewich, Paula Chase, Jay Williston

PHOTOGRAPHY- Awen Knowles
GRAPHICS/LAYOUT- Hartley Batchelder

Words and Music
© Brian Riley (BMI)

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Track Name: Down Your Road
I've been driving down your road
and I'm wondering if you're home
I saw the windows and the glow
Are you alone

You see I really want to know
'cause I'm a curious soul
And I've got maybe Three Long Gones on
Maybe Three Long Gones on

You should try a sky on
It may be old
Get it on

I've been driving down your road
and I'm wondering if you're home
I saw the windows and the glow
Are you alone

You see I really want to know
'cause I'm a curious soul
And I've got maybe Three Long Gones on

Maybe Three Long Gones on
Maybe Three Long Gones on
Maybe Three Long Gones on
Maybe Three Long Gones on
Track Name: Underwater Case
When the Heaven Train is close
you can feel it in your head getting cold

Underwater Case
All of this Water Land
will face its all time low

All the people waiting by the tracks in the road
can feel it in their heads getting cold
Track Name: This Tar Baby
Three cube freeze water
and you're Waves Waves Waves
My two free channels come in good today
Now see my hands shifting this tar baby

(repeat)

It's where I am when the day gets slow
Now who will turn the lights on

MY HAND TO HEAD'S A PALM TREE SIGN
THEN THE PHONE IS ALIVE

I left my body by the lake
Feel the way my skin changes
Now feel the way my skin changes

Like looking through a future window
Let me paint this scene

MY HAND TO HEAD'S A PALM TREE SIGN
THEN THE PHONE IS ALIVE

I'm speaking through a Future Voice
Now see my hands shifting this tar baby

I'm speaking through a Future Voice
Now see my hands shifting this tar baby

Now see my hands shifting this tar baby
Now see my hands shifting this tar baby
Now see my hands shifting this tar baby
Now see my hands shifting this tar baby
Track Name: Breath Falls Away
Breath falls away
lIke I'm running with a Hurricane

(repeat)

WE WILL SURF AROUND IN OUR WATERYARD

Now me with you in our backyard
far in the future
You have 18 hippie butlers
I'm a rambling stone bandit

WE WILL SURF AROUND IN OUR WATERYARD

We will surf around in our wateryard
We'll have a great library
I'm dancing in the garden

WE WILL SURF AROUND IN OUR WATERYARD
WE WILL SURF AROUND IN OUR WATERYARD

Breath falls away
Breath falls away
Track Name: The Big Photos
What world has got the big hands on me
Got the big hands on me

Who puts the frame around the Big Photos

What world has got the big plans for me
Got big plans for me

Who puts the frame around the Big Photos


WHO PUTS THE FRAME

WHO PUTS THE FRAME

WHO PUTS THE FRAME

WHO PUTS THE FRAME

Who puts the frame around the Big Photos


All is told I know
and elaborate, engraved in gold
Elaborate, engraved in gold

Who puts the frame around the Big Photos


WHO PUTS THE FRAME

WHO PUTS THE FRAME

WHO PUTS THE FRAME

WHO PUTS THE FRAME
Track Name: Raincloud
You fall into rivers
that I'm spinning
It's a running raincloud
that I'm sending

You fall into rivers of my thought
It makes you a believer
What I saw
in rivers of my thought
maybe you could be it /
maybe you should see it

Try to visualize an airy place
I might fill it up all with rain

(Repeat)
Track Name: Lower Gorilla
LOWER GORILLA
LOWER GORILLA

Tell you about my dream "GO!" Gorilla and Annie
It was so real to me
I see it like it's all been done
but other people always giving it up

(repeat)

LOWER GORILLA
LOWER GORILLA

At what time in our evolution
did the primitive man stop improving

LOWER GORILLA
LOWER GORILLA

Tell you about my dream "GO!" COMMUNICATION
We''ve got to get to know their language
I see it like it's all been done
but other people always giving it up

LOWER GORILLA
LOWER GORILLA

Tell you about my dream "GO!" COMMUNICATION
Track Name: Zoo Fed Soon
Zoo fed soon
and Water Zoo

Our water's friend is snow
No poles

Zoo fed soon
and Water Zoo

The sky's alive alone
No holes

Have we been walking on an Underzoo
It gets so depressing man we just can't do it

Have we been walking on an Underzoo
It gets so depressing man we just can't do it

Much better left alone
No holds

Much better left alone
No holds

Have we been walking on an Underzoo
It gets so depressing man we just can't do it

Zoo fed soon
and Water Zoo
Track Name: 200 Dozen Roses
Through green eyes certainly of my brain
I watched you walk
the other way

I watched you fall
I heard you say
200 dozen roses
wouldn't take the pain

Sometimes I want a lift
Sometimes I want a lift

I say don't go early
for no cool saint
When the reason is
you see I'm uncool---ain't

When did you say "Hate"

Sometimes I want a lift
Sometimes I want a lift

There are no cool birds living on the sun
On the sun
On the sun
Bear eyes

There are no cool birds living on the sun
On the sun
On the sun
Bear eyes

Sometimes I want a lift
Sometimes I want a lift
Sometimes I want a lift
Sometimes I want a lift
Track Name: Bombay Taxi
Matches on the table
Outside the dish
Meeting friends in India
Hotel sends...

I took the Bombay Taxi in
Edie and her friends move into rooms
Edie and her friends...

Long black silver ends
Let's go talk in the limousine
Limousine

Feel the Rush like a Valentine Truck
Limousine...