Born Again Again

Born Again Again - Bread and Circus1.Black Wing Bird (J Ratcliff: Drums, Duane Hollis: Bass, Eric Johnson: Ld Gtr/Backing Vox/Percussion, Jeff Kluesner: Percussion, John Axtell: Vox/Gtr, Matt Beers: Backing Vox)

2. The Wishing Tree (J Ratcliff: Drums, Eric Johnson: Bass/Gtr/Ld Gtr/Percussion/Backing Vox,
John Axtell: Vox/Gtr/Ld Gtr, Matt Beers: Backing Vox)

3. The La La Song ( J Ratcliff: Drums, Duane Hollis: Bass, Eric Johnson: Gtr/Ld Gtr/Percussion/Backing Vox, John Axtell: Vox/Gtr, Matt Beers: Backing Vox)

4. Carol of Bells (Sam Donaldson: Drums, Duane Hollis: Bass, Stuart Oliver: Piano, Eric Johnson: Ld Gtr/Backing Vox, John Axtell: Vox/Gtr/Ld Gtr, Sheila Geiger: Backing Vox)

5. Lady Bus Driver (J Ratcliff: Drums, Duane Hollis: Bass, Jeff Kluesner: Ld Gtr, John Axtell: Vox/Gtr, Eric Johnson: Backing Vox, Matt Beers: Backing Vox)

6. You Were in Love (Eric Johnson: Drums/Ld Gtr, Matt Beers: Bass, Jeff Kluesner: Ld Gtr/Backing Vox, John Axtell: Vox/Gtr/Keyboards)

7. Loretta (Jim Howell: Drums, Duane Hollis: Bass, Eric Johnson: Ld Gtr/Piano, John Axtell: Vox/Gtr, Matt Beers: Backing Vox)

8. Cumberland Farms (Sam Donaldson: Drums, Joe Yearego: Bass, Eric Johnson: Ld Gtr/Backing Vox, John Axtell: Vox/Gtr, Matt Beers: Backing Vox)

9. Scarecrow (Sam Donaldson: Drums/Vox, Duane Hollis: Bass, Eric Johnson: Ld Gtr/Percussion, John Axtell: Vox/Gtr/Ld Gtr/Keyboards)

10. Tired (Jim Howell: Drums, Duane Hollis: Bass, Eric Johnson: Ld Gtr/Percussion/Backing Vox, John Axtell: Vox/Gtr, Matt Beers: Backing Vox)

Recorded/mixed at the Signalhouse in Tucson, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. www.signalhouse.net.
Mastered by Joseph Bozzi at Bernie Grundman in Hollywood, CA.

Songs written by John Axtell, Copyright 2015 Cranky Jesus (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Artwork by Sam Donaldson.

Thanks to our friends, foes, and families. This project survived mental illness, jail, flood, divorce, and death. Special thanks to Brian Maloney for the memories of North Jersey that went into Cumberland Farms, Johnny Glenn, Duncan Hudson, Greg Loumeau, Frank Franchino, Paul Palacios, Humberto Flores, Renee Donaldson, Z Kermani, Jesus Acedo, Sheila Geiger, Joseph Yearego, Shefali Mistry, Jeff Kluesner, John Paul Marchand, Emily Hallowell, and Annabel Axtell.

Spare Me Over

Bread and Circus Spare Me Over DiscAll tracks performed by BC:
John Axtell Vox, Gtrs, Piano
Sam Donaldson Drums
Eric Johnson Gtrs, Vox
Joseph Yearego Bass

With help from:
Monika Damron Vox (4,6,8)
Sara Gascho Vox (4,5,6,8)
Robert Hepworth Keys (5)
Duane Hollis Bass (7)
Infernal Racket Horns (9)
Kristen Islas Vox (4,6,8)
Brian Loomis Guitar (5,7)
Aldy Montufar Trumpet (9)

Released on SlowBurn Records www.slowburnrecords.net,

An Addaboy Production www.addaboymedia.com

Copyright 2007 Cranky Jesus (BMI) All Rights Reserved.

Spare Me Over was recorded at the Signalhouse in Tucson, Arizona.

Tracks

Baby needs a new pair of snakeskin boots

Tracks

Play Forgiveness
Play Bad Dreamer
Play Sermon NYC
Play The Rabbi and the Snake
Play The Palm Wine Drinkard
Play Piano

Astor Place

Bread and Circus Spare Me Over Disc

Play Astor Place

She got kicked in the Astor Place
she fell down with the powder on her face
woke up in flames on Avenue A
took up a collection and cleaned the whole plate off

she came down on a Tuesday night
fell off the roof and caught up in a fight
but she never took a bribe and she always had a light
she’s like a thunderbird on the turnpike

she took all the trophies from her momma’s purse
traded em in on a joker in a hearse
but she never let me drive
and I always got nursed

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Spent Everything

Bread and Circus Spare Me Over Disc

Play Spent Everything

On Wednesday night down in front of the pews
they’ll be hanging the prophet like they always do
if you don’t see me I’ll be seeing you

if walls are thin then the wind whips right thru
and time is all that’s left in the ruins
so if you need to go I understand

cause we spent everything
and now we got nothing
just like we was before we had something
your mind is gone
like a rose in the fall
you’re freezing and tired
all your tales so tall

now your daughter’s in line
like your momma before
with her pills and promises
outside the door
what love disregards
Gideon sweeps off the floor

I’ll take my chances
you never know
we’ve got to grow up
before we’re too old
I’ll take what I need
and nothing more

cause we spent everything
and now we got nothing
just like we was before we had something
you’re always around
but you’re never at home
someone’s at the door
you won’t answer that phone

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Salt

Bread and Circus Spare Me Over Disc

Play Salt

I carry your salt
through a foggy haze
these lucky breaks we count on
all unlucky days

holding up this roof
standing in the door
proof and eyes for only you
papers fall on to the floor

and it might break
but it could take
a lifetime
for the grace
to leave this place
like a wave
in the ocean

well talk is cheap
and blood is free
and you’re a kid for now
but you ain’t me and you might see

that it could break
but it might take
a lifetime
for the grace
to leave this place
like a wave
in the ocean

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Radar

Bread and Circus Spare Me Over Disc

Play Radar

Wanderin’ round just like a cloud
he lives in the Bowery
dance and jump with the Devil son
you’ll be sleeping in the alley

there’s a rainstorm every night
but he’s got himself a bottle
says farewell farewell my love
going down full throttle

darlin’ goes everywhere
she don’t care
about a mind or muscle

springtime always rustlin’
it’s not always dark at night

you never know
all your silver turn to poison gold
lord he’s a traitor

there’s a hole in his crown
I’ve been runnin’ it over in my head
and I ain’t comin’ back
’til the sun goes down
walking all night

in five hundred years
we’ll all be down in the dirt
up in the sky wonderin’ why
wanderin’ out on the range
underneath your radar

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My Devil

Bread and Circus Spare Me Over Disc

Play My Devil

The thunder cracks
now my devil’s back again
he’s gonna tell me where it’s at

says you look sad
but I understand
all these things that you lack

now I’m tripping up the stairs again
I’m in the corner drunk and stuttering
backslidin’ since I don’t know when

but things are just the way they is
not the way they’re supposed to be
he promised that he’d dance with me
then he stole them shoes right off of my feet have mercy

on second street
he picked a fight with me again
called me a goddamned sinner

he stole my car
crashed it into the bar, then he called you
and claimed it wouldn’t start

he’s got me hocking everything I own
I’m hangin’ on your telephone
I’m holdin’ up the grocery store

but things are just the way they is
not the way they’re supposed to be
he promised that he’d dance with me
then he stole them shoes right off of my feet have mercy

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Miss Me

Bread and Circus Spare Me Over Disc

Play Miss Me

You’re gonna miss my love when it’s gone
cause life is too short and our fights are too long baby
there’s a cold wind blowin’ thru you and me

like a broken old dictaphone
I seem to record your little speeches all wrong now
if this is love then please let me be

I can’t recall what you said last night
but it’s alright with me if you need to be right
it was dark, I was drunk, and the dog tripped me

But I guess time is a river that rolls to the sea
and the sea is a sky for the stars in the trees
and the stars are just falling thru time
and time is all in your mind

I saw your boy down on the avenue
walkin’ round down and lost in his bowling shoes
I heard you left him standin’ at the parade

Now he wanders out in the rain
without an umbrella lookin’ so insane
why don’t you call he’s been fallin’
ever since you cut that leash

that little bird’s been flyin’ in your sights
but he broke his neck on your window last night dear
so come on and bring it on home to me

cause time be a river that rollls to the sea
and the sea is reflecting the stars on their knees
and the stars are just fallin’ thru time
and time is all in your mind

I ask myself now if dogs could fly
would I take your picture from a purple sky
would I frame it, would I put it on my wall for all to see

Well maybe I could and maybe I won’t and maybe
I just can’t and maybe I don’t understand anything
but I know you and me we were meant to be

cause time is a river that rolls to the sea
and the sea is reflecting the stars on their knees
and the stars are just howlin’ in the wind child
and the wind is blowin’ thru them trees

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Love Come Around

Bread and Circus Spare Me Over Disc

Play Love Come Around

Love won’t you come around
love won’t you come around
faith ain’t got nothing on this town
I said love won’t you come around

love won’t you take this ride
love won’t you take this ride
three dark angels circle the sky
I said love won’t you take this ride

wind in your head
and dust in your mouth
strange birds in your eyes
kill the lights and let’s find out
how your madness runs with mine

love won’t you stick around
love won’t you stick around
I’m broke and blind
and I can’t be found
I said love won’t you stick around

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