The Wild Of Town

by Dane Terry

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released May 5, 2017

The Wild Of Town
All music and lyrics composed by Dane Terry.
Produced by Dane Terry (with help from Keith Hanlon and Christopher Weingarten)
Mastered at Bananappeal by Christopher Weingarten

Rough Weather
Recorded and Mixed by Keith Hanlon at Musicol (Columbus OH.)
Dane Terry - vocals, piano, organ, timpani
Lon Leary - drums
Canaan Faulkner - bass
Sven Kahns - guitar
Andrew Graham - guitar
Julian Dassai - guitar
Alex Burgoyne - saxophones
Sheanneen Shelby - backing vocals

One More Name In Nightlife
Recorded and Mixed by Christopher Weingarten at Bananappeal (Brooklyn NY.)
Dane Terry - vocals, piano, synthesizer
Chris DiMeglio - trumpet
Christopher McIntyre - trombone
just a roomful of Christophers, y’all.

Company Man
Recorded and Mixed by Christopher Weingarten at Bananappeal (Brooklyn NY.)
Dane Terry - vocals, piano, synthesizer
Christopher Weingarten - backing vocals

Sugar Neighbors
Recorded and Mixed by Keith Hanlon at Musicol (Columbus OH.)
Dane Terry - vocals, piano, synthesizer
Lon Leary - drums
Canaan Faulkner - bass
Sven Kahns - lap steel guitar

Run Away*
Recorded and Mixed by Keith Hanlon at Musicol (Columbus OH.)
Dane Terry - vocals, piano, organ
Lon Leary - drums
Canaan Faulkner - bass
Sven Kahns - guitar
Julian Dassai - guitar
Counterfeit Madison - backing vocals
Sam Corlett - backing vocals
Gladys - hitting some of the notes all of the time

Sensodyne*
Recorded and Mixed by Keith Hanlon at Musicol (Columbus OH.)
Dane Terry - vocals, piano, synthesizer
Lon Leary - drums
Canaan Faulkner - bass
Sven Kahns - guitar
Alex Burgoyne - saxophones
Counterfeit Madison - backing vocals
Sam Corlett - backing vocals

Incident At Devil’s Mound*
Recorded by Keith Hanlon at Musicol (Columbus OH.)
Mixed by Christopher Weingarten at Bananappeal (Brooklyn NY.)
Dane Terry - vocals, piano, synthesizer
Lon Leary - drums
Sven Kahns - drums
Andrew Graham - drums
Christopher Weingarten - drums
Canaan Faulkner - bass
Julian Dassai - guitar
Alex Burgoyne - saxophones
Counterfeit Madison - backing vocals
Sam Corlett - backing vocals
Keith Hanlon - Voice of Joey's Dad

The Sheriff Of Honalee
Recorded and Mixed by Keith Hanlon (Columbus OH.)
Dane Terry - vocals, synthesizer

Long Overcoat
Recorded and Mixed by Christopher Weingarten at Bananappeal (Brooklyn NY.)
Dane Terry - vocals, piano, synthesizer
Christopher Weingarten - backing vocals

*Backing Vocal arrangements by Dane Terry, Tova Katz and Rose Emily Quinn

Special thanks to PS 122 in New York City for helping to fund and initiate part of this endeavor through my involvement in their R.A.M.P. Artist Residency Program.

Special thanks to Tova Katz and Rose Emily Quinn.

Special thanks to everyone over at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in NYC.

Most Special thanks to Patrick, Emily, Ryan, Zach and all my family for loving me and letting me live in their attics and guestrooms and sing in their showers.

Cover photo and design by Dane Terry

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Frillbilly Theater Composer. Appalachian Fatalist Songster. Based in NYC. Traveling all over.

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Track Name: Rough Weather
Rough Weather

I was young when first I felt the change
Magnetic sky, everything was electric pink
My mother she came, she carried me back to the house
But I kept my eyes on the spinning clouds

And I, I’ve been waiting my whole life
For rough weather, for rough weather

Liquid visions of a future run like a river through my mind
Even now I see what will come to be
In a blacked-out gas station aisle, right after The Fall
I can see us all, we’re laying down tall

And you, you’ve been waiting your whole life too
For rough weather, for rough weather

All around we see the flash of goggled eyes
And hear the sound of tiny new machines
We hold our breath because they can see our heat
Red flowers blooming on their tiny screens

You are so brave but almost none of us get out
I hear my name, I follow the sound
Your leg is a bloody knot of tendon and bone
You tell me to run but you know that I won’t

We both, we’ve been waiting our whole lives
For rough weather, for rough weather
Yeah we both, been waiting our whole lives
For rough weather
Track Name: One More Name In Nightlife
Have you ever been out west?
Because I've spent some time
in the high
in the high
I once killed a dear
and where he fell I took him apart
on his heart the shine of a right life
another dream boy in the dark

I think he thought I'd be afraid to live my life
for the lucky and the washed
but there's money in the walls
there's money in the walls and it talks.

wanna know what it says?
I'll tell you what it says...it says:
"You don't have to give a dog a bone;
lightning tends to happen on its own"

There's a moment you can feel it and you know when it's there
like how you learn a word and then it's everywhere
you are watched then by millions in the throes of tragic sex
theres vomit on your safety cards and pandas on your checks

and one more name
one more name
in nightlife.

"yeah just one more Jerry, thanks.
Boy it sure is raining out there isn't it? Look at that...
Manhattan in the rain. I tell you what Jerry, Manhattan is a lady that looks good when she's crying, am I right Jerry??
Hey, say Jerry, do you ever take any time off? just get away?
I know you work on the weekends but maybe like monday or tuesday? You know go up to the lake. Take a little lady! You could borrow my jet-ski Jerry! Let loose! Live a little!
...it's a Sea Do."

I've a roommate in my body and he's pacing all night
hunting for the pieces of my formative might
my eyes glow like numbers on the front of a train
my mouth a stinking sheath of a busy blade
I've a roommate in my body and he's pacing all night
hunting for the pieces of my formative might

And all that he finds, all that he finds, all that he finds
is that I owe it all to Tylenol.

One more name, one more name
one more name, one more name
in nightlife
Track Name: Company Man
Company Man

Comb your hair and shine your shoes
Steak and eggs and orange juice
You're trotting out like a Derby Horse.
‘cause you are a company man
You are a company man

No more running for the trains you catch
Borrowed piece, and the time to match
You close your eyes and follow the drum
When you are a Company Man

Hand on the handle of a knife at the neck
All of your big change talk, but you haven’t yet

A few more years and you say we’ll go
Throw it in with the rodeo
And i can leave this diner job
It ain’t running boy if you’re walking out

Some well-monied cherub-faced boys from the bank
With asses as tight as a schedule of trains
Coffee at the counter and they ask
for you by name.

left a message, tried to call
Im sure that you are busy is all
Busy is the bones of every meal
When you are a company man
And you are a company man.
Track Name: Sugar Neighbors
SUGAR NEIGHBORS

Wild as a young Mars I held your hand
Under the halos of blue argon light
Holy rollers and a few scanning rogues
Deep in the green gum of the night

An old way to the water, our bodies in that mirror
stars were exploded in rings ‘round our legs
We stopped in shallows and below us those stars
Were once again made

And just then for a moment I thought I could see
Things get better than we ever thought they could be

Sugar neighbors, maybe that’s what we are
Standing in the wet clothes of all of our tries
first comes the flower, and then comes the fruit
the fall and the flies

All I can give you is the name on my door
But I know what I need and how long I need it for
Track Name: Run Away
Run Away

Well now people got their problems
And they always want to share
Like a bee in their bonnet or honey in their hair
Or they got a man that they don't want no more
And I say oh my friend all you need is a door

well you gotta get up when you're down
Put your finger on a map and pick a town
If you want, well you could stay,
If I was you I'd run away, I'd run away, I'd run away

They're gonna roll you for the money that you owe
They're gonna burn down your barn
They'll come a knockin' at your door, they always knock so hard

But you gotta get up when you're down
Put your finger on a globe and spin it round round
Where it stops, you gotta go
You can run from your problems, I oughtta know

You can take a train
You can take an airplane
Just take my advice
Move your feet, now move 'em twice

And when they ask me "which way did he go?"
I'll do you a favor and tell them I don't know
And one day you'll forget what you're running from
Because everything goes just as quick as it comes

Oh you gotta get up when you're down
put your finger on a map and pick any old town
if you want well you could stay...
If I was you, if I was you, if I was you
I'd run away
Track Name: Sensodyne
Sensodyne

Good evening, Helen
This is Tom Bauers from The News
The most trusted voice of Channel 10
At least that's what they used to say
Who knows if they ever will again

I dont know why I stayed in this town all these years
With the brutal winters and the crime
It hurts to smile in the cold, Helen
And I have to smile all the time!

Sensodyne
Sensodyne
Sensodyne
Sensodyne
Track Name: Incident At Devil's Mound
Me I had my knife and compass
Needle spinning round and round
Joey brought his father's radio
And we lit out to Devil's Mound

Those ain't airplanes boys, I've seen an airplane

Static on the radio, static on the TV, static on the telephone

Then the lights they started moving
Slow at first then really fast
Coming for us right toward us
Not a sound no trails of gas.

Static on the radio, static on the TV, static on the telephone

A beam of light it hit me, I was floating off the ground
I could hear voices, suddenly distant but all around
My body turned in the air slowly, I was paralyzed
And the honeysuckle below me looked like it was on fire
Thats when they say it happened, though I really don't remember at all
They say my body stiffened, they say I straightened out like a doll

"Joey, stop crying. Tell the officer the rest of the story"

Then it was over, and the thing was gone
He wasn't moving, lying on the ground

In his hand his knife and compass
Needle standing oh so still
In his hand his knife and compass
Needle standing oh so still
In his hand his knife and compass
Needle standing oh so still
Track Name: The Sheriff Of Honalee
The Sheriff Of Honalee


“This is the Sheriff of Honalee!”
I bellowed into the dark
A smokeless silence came back to me
No not even one little spark

The whole damn town was there that night
They said that I had to be the one
They said that I’d seen this cave before
Long ago when I was young

Turn after turn with my torch and my gun
My feet did seem to know where to go
But my fire it shrank in the damp and the dank
I did stop there to let it grow

As I stood there in that dancing light
A chill crept into my bones
For what I did see before me then
Burned into the cold hard stone

There was a list of a hundred names
Each one struck through with a line
Through each name a blackened gash
Each one except for mine

Just then behind me I heard a sound
I spun around ready to attack
But I turned too fast and my torch went out
And I was face to face with the black

When finally I spoke it was the voice of a child
That fell from my chattering jaw
Said “I- Ive come to burn yo-your dragon heart
In accordance with the law”

I held out my gun and waited for a sound
At last from the darkness it came
His blast it knocked me to the ground
And I was blinded by his flame

Now it may have been my dear mother’s face
That I saw in my flashburned eyes
But she said “get ready for amazing grace
Jackie, get ready for your time”

It felt like forever on the floor of that cave
I could hear him breathing like a horse
But after awhile he slithered away
And I did take to rekindling my torch

That new light it found me alone and alive
But something in that cave it had changed
And right before I ran I saw it on the wall
The black line through my name.

Yeah even to this day I can see it on the wall
The line going through my name
Track Name: Long Overcoat
LONG OVERCOAT

I came with the last of the apples,
Ladies and Northern Spies.
I came for the wild of a town you knew
So well that it was not wild.

We are living like some of the youngest
Like fingers in a fist

When it all starts to fall apart
We’ll run, we’ll stay off the roads
under the walls and the tower guns
We’ll talk to each other in codes

Or maybe I can get up on your shoulders
Put on a fake mustache and a long overcoat?

We could walk right out
We could walk right out
We could walk right out
We could walk right out