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1.
DREAM CATCHING SONG The rumble of the sky above you Trembling planet down below The trees outside they seem to want you Their branches tapping on the window Heart be strong This night might be long Be brave, hold on To your dream catching song The ceiling shadows stretch to reach you Of grim forebodings they will teach you but it’s your It’s your own tooth under the pillow They’ll never paint this cowboy yellow Heart be strong This night might be long Be brave, hold on To your dream catching song Sweet dreams are waiting as the dry ice dissolves Fair gates swing open as your star globe revolves The parting of the reeds And your hair softly stroked by weeping willows Who wrote this will? I wasn’t ill Just want to hug the friends I miss you know Heart be strong This night might be long Be brave, hold on To your dream catching song
2.
EVERYTHING’S GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT I’m solid with a pack of beautiful losers Their aspirations may be modest Some may say we’re soft But the kindness in their heartbeats That’s my backbone of drums We try to play a game of poker with an incomplete deck Between the booze and the takeaways the kitchen is a wreck We grumble at the state of the world and the news of the day When Faye sets fire to the newspaper we laugh through our dismay We drink and toast each other and dance rings around the table Sing along to the songs that keep us almost stable (like this one) It’s gonna be all right, it’s gonna be all right Everything’s going to be all right Now there’s a full Moon over Wowtown tonight And now that William Shatner’s on a real space flight It’s gonna be all right, it’s gonna be all right Everything’s going to be all right Of course we go on and on about how our big dreams got away Curse the billionaires and gatekeepers that led us all astray Maybe Elon Musk can spare a few measly pesos For all us buskers overlooked by the likes of Jeff Bezos? We raise our glasses to the whistleblowers and the great seekers of truth And to the great dental practitioner that fixed Joe’s aching tooth And at some point we’ll conclude, though we’re not seeing so straight That there’s a chance we’ll still be winners once we get out of the gate ... It’s gonna be all right, it’s gonna be all right Everything’s going to be all right With your latte daddy and your Bucket Hat Hangin outside Coco Chanel’s old Flat Everything’s going to be alright Now that Priti Patel has met with Little Amal And Pete the Cat is gonna find his tail It’s gonna be all right…. Everything’s going to be all right
3.
Birds & Bees 02:06
Hallelujah pretty flower Holy smokes you big old tree Hallelujah Mother Superior Getting down in the garden with the birds and the bees Daddy always said you’ve gotta watch out for them floozies Momma always said you’ve gotta watch out for them floozies But I like it Oh Daddy I like it etc.
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Attention passengers We are now entering an unexpected turn Please hold on to your hats, pushcarts, strollers and loose clothing Please keep your hands inside at all times Welcome to the strange and delirious anomalous now Side effects may include: Waves, watery waves of ups and downs Waves of ups and downs, waves of ups and downs Exhilaration, dread, disbelief, belief Gratefulness, sadness, saudade, anger Unbridled happiness, creative energy, complete lack of it And very vivid private dreams Swearing in Hungarian, strange cravings for bananas Fear of strangers And general mild discombobulation Please hold on tight, try to keep your chin up And don’t forget to let your friends and family members know that you’re okay Ba badaba…badababadaba Ba badaba bop bop bop bomb ba da ba And now if I may, I’d like to introduce you to the band: First off we have the wonderful Mother Superior on mechanical percussion And here behind the human drum kit, our very special guest star: the one and only Budgie Joining us with noises from the beyond, my long time business partner The Hornicator And of course here in my arms, let’s not forget Hank the Guitar Ba badaba…badababadaba Ba badaba bop bop bop bomb ba da ba
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Blow us across the dusk and these city lights Plant me on the pin of this spinning world My neighbors don’t speak much English I hardly know them at all, but I know They’ve got the tenderest feelings We share the thinnest of walls He works so hard every day But in the end hear them play They’re always singing to that newborn baby I’ve never heard a trio quite so happy They’re much more grounded than me A well rooted family tree Me I’m just a free floater Dandelion seed Little explosions all over A broken string of beads A sheer white skirt, red shirts from France Some polka dotted underpants Blowin’ in rhythm in a laundry line dance Their undulations leave us lost in a trance They’re dancing with you and me But they are caught and we’re free We are free floaters Dandelion seeds Little explosions all over Broken strings of beads Bye bye Mama, so long Dad All gone so quickly, but don’t feel sad Our story‘s destined for a different page Can’t keep your wild little dreams locked in a cage Like backwards falling snow Up to the sky we flow We’re just free floaters Dandelion seeds Little explosions all over Broken strings of beads Plant me on the pin of this spinning world
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A WONDERFUL KIND OF STRANGE Some people get on a roll While others they are just rolled Along Some are of blue blooded stock Some of us sleep in the cold So long I'd become resigned to nothing more When I washed up in my bottle on to your shore Into a different mold the world you pour And I have never felt this way before You're such a wonderful kind of strange You're just a wonderful kind of strange Dreamy is the color of your eyes They hatch from egg cartons like butterflies When you wake Didn't think I had the kind of heart could change But then there's you up there on Mars singing 'Home On The Range' You're such a wonderful kind of strange You're just a wonderful kind of strange
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A LITTLE MORE TIME What would you wish for if you had a Genie Would you end human cruelty? Would you win the lottery? Get your one true love, be no-more-lonely Or make everybody think “Ain’t she pretty?” Or just recharge your old battery? Or make you into somebody that nobody can see So you can go about your business completely invisibly Now if I were granted that just one wish, and that’s all I would need I’d grab the horn by the bull and make it all succeed I’d wish for just some more time Just a little more time It could all be sublime With just a little more time It’s a truth we’re faced with: haste makes waste It’s artificially ripened’s why it’s got no taste I could make lemonade if you tossed me a lime You know I could make magic if I just had the time I’d make a brand new machine out of an old wind chime I’d have a whole damned exhibition at the Guggenheim I could change every nickel into shiny new dimes With the blessing of time, if I just had the… Just had the time Just a little more time Each nickel turns to a dime With the passing of time I’d wish for just some more time Just a little more time It could all be sublime With just a little more time
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BIG BRIGHT MARBLE Amen-Ra, Amen-Ra Who frames your shadows In beams of gold Unfolds the roses Warms you when you’re cold Who starts the church bells ringin’ As the stained glass glows The dog’s got the leash in his mouth You’re taking off some clothes Who catches your bad dreams Who makes your nightmares go Who is the icicle sculptor On mornings after snow Behind your closed eyelids He paints a bright orange dark We’re made of blood and stardust Born of a solar spark Let’s take a minute to marvel At this big bright marble That we’re orbiting around Orbiting around Amen-Ra, Amen-Ra He’s shimmying across tree tops Shimmering down the train tracks He’s climbing the rooftops And crowning all the smokestacks I want to fly like Icarus But keep a safer distance To dream big like Copernicus To think like Aristarchus They’re bowin’ down in Brighton Sacrifice in Yucatán Giza, Pisa, Polynesia Kyoto Japan He started up 4.6 billion years before today And he does it all from 93 million miles away Let’s take a minute to marvel At the big bright marble That we’re orbiting around Orbiting around
10.
THE FISHERMAN’S WISHING WELL PRAYER I hear you my heart I get what you’re doing Every day every night Pumping and working Pumping and working Come on come on Come Purification Inhale regeneration Exhale regeneration Gotta heal what’s broken Gotta fix what needs fixing Gotta be there for her Gotta keep her from going Gotta fight what needs fought Gotta keep on trying I can’t stand the thought The thought of her dying I will stroll to the Wishing well With my fishing pole and my empty pail It’s not holy water down there I don’t think But I’m gonna take that drink Just in case Then I’m gonna kneel and clasp my hands And I’m gonna pray Yeah I’m gonna pray We met each other in the fall By winter were inseparable All smiles and all was possible But now she’s in the hospital She’s refusing all her medicine And we don’t dare wake her sleepwalking The doc’s got an air of resignation He avoids meeting my gaze I don’t know if you’re out there God But I hope you are because now I’m scared And I’m gonna kneel And stare deep into this wishing well And I’m gonna pray Yeah I’m gonna pray /——- I stare into this empty well At first so dark and cold and still Seems less is there the more I stare Except dust motes dancing in the air I squint my eyes and readjust I sense it’s more than just some dust They’re all glowing like tiny solar systems Spinning around like incandescent atoms They merge and swirl and form a languid spiral Rotating slowly rising in the well I see blood cells dividing endlessly Swimming in from the endless sea Hello aerial salmon ballet Swimming up this churning Milky Way Hello luminous healing angels Hello nebulous octopus stem cells Hello coal mine escaped canary Hello our little boat house on the prairie Hello waving sea anemone Hello Heaven has got a chimney ——-/ I dip my pail, bring it back up full Then I stroll right back to that hospital With this dazzling medicine Sloshing at my side She looks into the pail Then quizzically to my desperate eyes Back into the pail She thinks that I’m crazy But then she smiles Like she hasn’t smiled in quite a while

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released January 20, 2023

Written and produced by Thomas Truax
Drums: Budgie
Mechanical percussion: Mother Superior
Special guest appearances by Luna
All other instruments, sounds and voices by Thomas
Recorded by Thomas and his Hornicator (with help from Budgie) in Berlin, Birmingham and Wowtown
Mastered by Pete Weiss at Jade Cow Music Services, Somerville MA, USA

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"Thomas Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with all things lunar. He travels the world performing with his "band" of bizarre self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made with bike wheels and a souped-up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as his venerable guitar 'Hank'.
"Inventive and Romantic" -TimeOut
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