Selling Resolutions

by Mucho Maestro

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Dear boys and girls,

A-hum . . . please allow me to tell you my tale. You see, I’ve lived a very dramatic life, committed some deadly crimes, loved and hated many and in the end resided in the universal. I think you should hear my story so that you won’t make the same bad decisions. Listen and learn, junior.

It all started back in the roaring nineteen-twenties when I decided to desert my beloved city of Lorraine to walk in my father’s footsteps. I felt free at last but the nightmares stayed and kept torturing my brain. Nightmares of murders, people I had hurt and folk that had hurt me more than I’d like to take for granted. Naturally, I ran out of money somewhere along the way too - you know as they would say: the monkey was on fire.

One night, when I suddenly stood face to face with the devil who had come to collect my soul, I realised that I had dug in the wrong direction all along. Fortunately after my pleading, he decided to take my kitty cat instead of me and it was only then that I realised there had got to be another way.

That same night, I went to see the Orchestra’ play at the arena and it’s never been the same after that. The bloke at the cash register probably never did realize that . . . he wasn’t just selling tickets, he was Selling Resolutions!

Mucho Maestro, three of the finest young men, are going to sing you a dozen tell-tales of the sing-song kind in which they will narrate my complete epos.

Yours,

M.J.G. Maginot

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released 08 September 2007

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Track Name: A Moment To Lose
We haven't a moment to lose

So grab all you can

And put on your shoes

There's a club we should go to

And friends we should meet

Only 5 pounds a person

And all you can eat

So we haven't a moment to lose

We haven't a moment to lose

So hand me my slippers

Or an old pair of shoes

There's bats in the belfry

Of old grandpa Joe

So take care of him please

And get on with the show

'Cause we haven't a moment to lose

We haven't the time to stand by

And watch how them pigs

Make a mess of their sty

See the clouds disappear

And the sun shine its light

But not at the moment

At the moment it's night

And we haven't the time to stand by

We haven't the time to stand by

And see how the children

Grow up and die

We haven't a moment to lose
Track Name: Lorraine
Wasted
And wounded too
God there's not much
Else to do
Without Lorraine

Hey now
Frizzle fry
City sleeps
And I made you cry
Oh you, Lorraine

When summer's here
I'll send you into stratosphere

We know
There's not much time
For loving suns
And bells that chime
For you, Lorraine

She dims the lights
The candle burns
Fat white moon's what
Really turns
Her on, Lorraine

When summer's here
I'll send you into stratosphere

No more Lorraine
Track Name: You Lose
Well, you're chilling with the eggs and the bacon
But it gets too hot in the frying pan
When the last seats at the back are all taken
You sit in front with teacher and you don't give a damn

When the clubs you go to run out of pitchers
Then the scarecrow shrieked and hence came alive
And you can't seem to avoid all the ditches
The pitch-black lake says, "Come take a dive..."

Come on you legend
Whenever you're present
We always come second
When you're in the line
No one seems to bother
As you're nobody's brother
Back down, now back down!
I think it's high time that

You lose

Why drown yourself in galleons of lager?
Why smoke your weed and brag all time?
You suck those babies down to the filter
Don't realise you're back of the line

Come on you legend
Whenever you're present
We always come second
When you're in the line
You ache like a blister
And you're nobody's sister
Back down, now back down!
I think it's high time that

You lose

Don't send me cards with Easter and Christmas
Buy me roses 'cause of Valentine's Day
Call me legend or you'll lose - and it's like this:
You're going to wish you'd have known me at the end of the day

I'll be the eggs
And you'll be the bacon
Scrambled or fried
You cry all the time
No one seems to bother
As you're nobody's brother
Back down, now back down!
I think it's high time that

You lose
Track Name: Boys And Girls
Cover your ears boys and girls
Both your ears and your eyes
You don’t know what is what
You don’t know what is what
You don’t know what is what
Your ignorance covers your lies

Cover your lies boys and girls
Cover the big, little and white
You know it isn’t right
You know it isn’t sane
You know it isn’t right
What daddy does to you each night

How come it happens to be so?

Cover your dads boys and girls
For fear of making it only worse
It’s just a little secret
That no one has to know
It’s just your little secret
Bite your lip try not to curse

Cover your sins boys and girls
You know it’s nearly time for bed
He’s feeling hot today
He’s feeling hot tonight
He’s feeling hot today
Sometimes you wish that you were dead

How come it happens to be so?

How come it happens to be so?
I just wanted to know
Wanted to know

Holler away boys and girls
Scream out your tonsils and your lungs
Tell mommy what he did
Tell mommy what he did
Tell mommy what he did
Tell her what daddy did last night

How come it happens to be so?
Track Name: Light Bulb In The Sky
I’ve got a little secret
That I’m not allowed to tell
If I tell it to the world
I will die and go to hell
Mommy says, mommy says
She says I am to weak
There’s a problem in my head
That’s why they call me a freak

No one knows

There’s food inside my mouth today
A light bulb in the sky
I can’t find my milk nowhere
My mouth is awfully dry
Daddy’s here, daddy’s here
To make them go away
Little voices in my head
That might make me go astray

No one knows

The door that I can’t see nor reach
Is locked from the other side
Sometimes I hear the voices
Telling me to run and hide
Daddy’s here, daddy’s here
To make them go away
Little voices in my head
That might make me go astray

No one knows
Daddy’s here, daddy’s here . . .

Time is ticking away
But there’s no clock upon the wall
I can’t reach the window
For I’m six inches too small
The Reaper’s here, Grim Reaper’s here
The voices try to say
But it’s only my daddy
To make them go away
Daddy’s here, daddy’s here
To make them go away
Little voices in my head
That might make me go astray
Track Name: They Know
They know of great many places
Where grumpy old men
Drink away all their sorrows
As fast as they can

All the women are worthless
Because their glamour has left
Men are guilty of one thing
World’s biggest theft

They told the story of Bluebeard
Who was one of those blokes
Who spent all the nights
Selling dirty old jokes

Stole the hearts and the lives
Of so many a young lass’
Heartless was he
And the wives he posessed

Stole the hearts of the women
And left them to die
All the men are guilty
Of making them cry

I know of a place
Where women they lie
Serve bastards their drinks
Which will cause them to die

Though they rent out their bodies
Their hearts remain pure
The men like to think different
But they don’t know for sure
Track Name: Sick
I got a little sick
Got a little sick of this
Trees falling on my head
Falling on my head
I’d rather be

I don’t have the time to talk
I don’t have the time for a walk

Pigs standing in their sty
Staring at the sky
I’d rather die
Cows giving all their milk
Get a little sick of this

I don’t have the time to talk
I don’t have the time for a walk

Run little boy
Run little girl
Run for your lives

I got a little bored
Ran a little short of this
Love, make a little love
Make a little peace for me

We don’t have the time to talk
We don’t have the time for a walk

I had a little friend
Got a little sick of this
He died falling down the stairs
Nobody who cares about this

We didn’t have the time to talk
We didn’t have the time for a walk

Run little boy
Run little girl
Run for your lives

I got a little sick
Got a little sick of this
Track Name: The Monkey's On Fire
We’re not making money
But we’re trying our best

The monkey’s on fire

If you want to learn it
Got to learn from the best

The monkey’s on fire

Not everything’s lost
But very little has been gained

The monkey’s on fire

I was on a lunch break
So I cannot be blamed

The monkey’s on fire

We’re losing our patience
Can you tell when this will end

The monkey’s on fire

You know there’s just one answer
And you know it just depends on when

The monkey’s on fire
Track Name: Dig Me Up
Hear me call your name
I think I called your name
I've called it once too many do you think it's a game?

Are we playing hide and seek
It is taking you weeks
It's cold and it's dark and I am getting too weak

The dead whisper in my ear
Won't you dig me up!

Can't seem to open the door
Can't seem to stand on this floor
The walls are closing in and I can't take it no more

It's awfully quiet in here
So damn quiet in here
It smells of dying people please help me dear

The dead whisper in my ear
Won't you dig me up!

I am resting my bones
That's right I'll rest my bones
I'll close my eyes pretend that I'm not alone
That's right I'll rest my bones
I am just resting my bones
Click my heels say," There's no place like home"

The dead whisper in my ear
Won't you dig me up!
Track Name: Hot Like Hell
Heard you were coming to see me
You're the one who deals the cards
I just want to tell you
I know nothing but some shards
The future isn't in my hands
I'm old and I am grey
I don't have the knowledge
Why don't you go away

Take my kitty cat instead
'cause I don't want to be dead

Heard them say you drive a Chevy
Heard them say it's hot like hell
I've got nothing here but rubbles
And some stories I could tell
The future isn't in my hand
I'm poor and I am bold
I don't want to die yet
I haven't struck gold

Take my kitty cat instead
'cause I don't want to be dead

Two years ago I lost my wife
She said I was somewhat of a bore
I think she fell up on my knife
Twenty times or maybe more
Disagreed with my beliefs
Felt I was selling her short
I wanted to stay down in the south
She wanted to move up to the north

Take my kitty cat instead
'cause I don't want to be

Saw the last wink of the cat
I saw her smiling with delight
As we drove into the hills
Towards the darkness of the night
I left all that I owned
I think most of it was sold
I had dug in the wrong direction
And I never found no gold

Take my kitty cat instead
'cause I don't want to be dead
Track Name: Orchestra Of Love
So you're busy selling resolutions
They're on discount
It's nearly New Years' Eve
If they're not sold out by tomorrow morning
You still have one ace up your sleeve
For tonight there'll be a change of weather
Tonight there'll be a cheering mob
Who'll be laughing and celebrating
This would mean they're doing a heck of a job

At the Orchestra Of Love

So you're busy selling good intentions
They come in pairs
Do I get one for free
If you are looking for a bloody saviour
You're barking up the wrong bloody tree
We'll be laughing at those good intentions
We'll be laughing at the economy
For tonight we'll be celebrating
Listening to a love symphony

At the Orchestra Of Love

They were right about one thing
You can't beat the feeling of love
So I see you're busy buying tickets
Glad to see you've changed your mind
Tonight we'll be celebrating
It doesn't really matter if you're deaf or blind

At the Orchestra Of Love
Track Name: No Encores
Goodbye so long we have to go
You lot, and thanks for all the fish
There’s a clock upon the wall
That tells us just what time it is
Well it’s been fun we've had a blast
And though we’d really like to stay
You know this show won’t ever last
No, no encores - it’s not our way

Ladies
Gentlemen
Boys and girls

Goodbye so long we have to go
You lot, and thanks for being ‘round
Goodbye so long and cheerio
We hope you liked the Mucho sound
Well see you later cats and don’t
Forget to wave if we should meet
Out in the streets and if you won’t
At least dance to this Maestro beat

Ladies
Gentlemen
Boys and girls
Don’t go telling
All the world

How we did tonight

Goodbye so long we have to leave
You lot, and thanks for stopping by
And don’t you dare to sigh nor heave
My God, won’t mommy ask you why
You came in late the other night
Would she think you lost along the way
Your sense of taste and purity
Would you tell her

How we did tonight?