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BEATLE BONES AND SMOKIN' STONES
the lyrics


 

SHINY BEAST (BAT CHAIN PULLER)

SIDE TWO



WHEN I SEE MOMMY I FEEL LIKE A MUMMY

oh woe - when i see mommy
i feel like a mummy [3x]
gonna wrap her up
every time i see her [2x]
i want to grab her
pull her up to me
till i look through her
but she moves so fast
that i can't even see her
her interest fades
like breath on a mirror
every time i see her [2x]
i try to grab her
and the wind from my hand
blows away like a feather
every time i grab her [2x]
oh - when i see mommy
i feel like a mummy
gonna wrap her up [2x]
next time i see her [2x]
i'm gonna seize her
then i'm gonna freeze her
it's the only way
that i might get to see her
gonna wrap her up - oh, mommy
oh, when i see mommy
i feel like a mummy [3x]
every time i see her [2x]
i want to grab her
pull her up to me
till i look right through her
but she moves so fast
that i can't even see her
her interest fades
like a breath on a mirror [5x]
yeah, when i see mommy
i feel like a mummy [2x}


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OWED T' ALEX (carson city)

stupid heart, cupid heart,
where will you go from here?
magnetic ring, magnetic draw,
ahhh, what [have] you got me into?
eye of a wolf, chrome claw,
leaving you now, i'll write you, ma
taking a putt up to carson city
well, if you hear me howling - well, hell
sitting pretty, tasting nitty gritty
putting on in to carson city
sparks, tattoos, two tats, and a toot
helmets, crosses, and a patch to boot
engine hot, pipes burn white
glad i'm not... home tonight
five miles back i took a spill
thought i almost paid my bill
making my putt to carson city
party time with the jones by name,
ahhh, it's a shame - say it's a pity
gotta putt out of carson city
ahhh [several times]


originally a track from the unreleased album bat chain puller (1976)
 

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CANDLE MAMBO

candle shy
candle weep
fly hot candle leap
candle roll
unfold and ball
candle large
candle small
your threads of fire are burning up
your feathers of fire are winning night
and turning light [2x]
light deepest night for me
and steer for me
spin and spin then and then
when i'm dancing with my love
the shadows flicker up above
up above the shadows do the candle mambo
candle roll
unfold and ball
candle blur
candle whir
candle her [2x]
while your lights are spinning around
your feathers of fire are winning night
and turning light [2x]
candle crack
candle break
correct the night's mistake
[repeating of parts]


originally an outtake of the unreleased album bat chain puller (1976)
 

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LOVE LIES

stopped by your house
saw your lamp lit
not a sign of you in it
where could you go at this hour?
has all our love lost its power?
i said i would be here with our flower
street lamps flutter like fireflies
i wished i hadn't told you
all of those love lies
[repeating of parts]
i miss you more hour by hour
the roses seem to smell sour
[repeating of parts]
butter lamps flutter like fireflies
[repeating of parts]


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SUCTION PRINTS

an instrumental, so no lyrics


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APES-MA

apes-ma, apes-ma
your cage is too dirty, apes-ma
remember when you were young, apes-ma?
and you used to break out of your cage?
well you know that you're not
strong enough to do that anymore now
and apes-ma, the little girl that
named you years ago has died now
and you're older, apes-ma
remember when she named you
and it was in the paper, apes-ma?
apes-ma, apes-ma
you're eating too much
and going to the bathroom too much, apes-ma
and apes-ma,
your cage isn't getting any bigger, apes-ma


originally a track from the unreleased album bat chain puller (1976)
 

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RETURN TO SIDE ONE
 

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