Eldritch City Dwellers

by Cat Meat

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released June 30, 2014

All songs by Cat Meat except 4, by Arthur Lee.

Phil Rogers: Guitar, Organ, Piano and Vocals
Ian Olney: Guitar, Bass, 12 String, Banjo and Technical Wizadry
Louisa Wood: Violin, Piano and Backing Vocals
Barney Bodoano: Guitar, Slide, Harmonica, Organ, Bass and Drums

Trumpet on 6: Ian Watson
Horn Section on 5 and 9: The Blindly Hopeful Flock Horns

Mixed, tweezed and polished by Ian Olney

Artwork by Barney Bodoano www.barneybodoano.com

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Cat Meat Are:
Phil Rogers (Guitar and Vocals)
Ian Olney (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Bass, Electronics)
Louisa Wood (Violin, Piano, Backing Vocals)
Barney Bodoano (Guitar, Harmonica, Bass, Drums, Backing Vocals)

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Track Name: A Regal Howl on a Czech Carousel
Oh Maria
Your old friend's here
Collecting pennies from our wishing well
I said I'd meet you there
Just for Maria

And Maria
That searchlight's near
We'll dig & retreat from here
Sit up & dry your tears
For me Maria

Oh Maria
When we were young
Another story only raised alarm
Another yarn was spun
In you Maria

And Maria
All I had done
Could not arrange the order of that storm
Direct you from your course
Oh sweet Maria

I said I'd meet you down
Down by that wreck you found
And all those bells sound
It's just a howl for Maria

Stealing my heart at the band parade
Leaving your claws in the night's remains
Reeling from the clamour & brawl
I left for Maria
Track Name: Vog
When they called you to surrender
And the house was found surrounded
Please take my life
Please spare my love

When the gale bit through the morning
And the smoke strangled the mountain
Flee while I fight
Reach sanctuary

I raised my hand under the sun
But my throat won't clear
The raindust & vog

Please forgive my blunt reflections
They were carved from god's illusions
Keep by my side
Dream a white flag to hold

I raised my hand under the sun
But my throat won't clear
The raindust & vog

When they called you to surrender
And the house was found surrounded
Please take my life
Please spare my love
Track Name: Receding Jesus
Coiled in my mouth
A secret nailed into my tongue
As the silver leaves return
Fall & blanket everyone

I drink 'til the feeling withers
And the rows drown in my heart
Soon the radio's replaying
Last night's footprints in the ground

How can you claim
That the mark's already healed?
Bruises glow like Monday headlines
Wheezing riddles unrevealed

It's a sad state of conditions
When the bombs refuse to land
Father John turned debt collector
Sister Mary at the bar

Feel the heat of the sunlight leaving
Feel the hum of the road
Sunk a pocket of trials in the cinders
Won't you pour me out a path I can run?
But I'm tethered to her heart

Ray worked that corner
'Til the day they took his eyes
Now the burglars carry matches
And the sirens stutter lies

There's a saboteur in me
Keeps her sweet beneath the flowers
There's a radiator heating
All the fines the rain devoured

Feel the heat of the sunlight leaving
Feel the hum of the road
Sunk a pocket of trials in the cinders
Won't you pour me out a path I can run?
But I'm tethered to her heart
Track Name: A House is Not a Motel
At my house I've got no shackles
You can come and look if you want to
In the halls you'll see the mantles
Where the light shines dim all around you

And the streets are paved with gold
And if someone asks you
You can call my name

You are just a thought that someone
Somewhere somehow feels you should be here
And it's so for real
To touch
To smell
To feel
To know where you are here

And the streets are paved with gold
And if someone asks you
You can call my name
I hear you calling my name

By the time that I'm through singing
The bells from the schools of walls will be ringing
More confusions, blood transfusions
The news today will be the movies for tomorrow

And the water's turned to blood
And if you don't think so
Go turn on your tub
And if it's mixed with mud
You'll see it turn to grey
And you can call my name
I hear you calling my name
Track Name: Apologies in Windscreen Mist
Cold horizon
The sound of your voice hangs a shelter in me
A grip that won't leave

Cold horizon
To sink in an ocean of blood orange seas
With just you & me

Cold horizon
I flounder & scuttle around both your left feet
Led by your lead

Cold horizon
A reverence
A decade
A night I still hold
Delivered & told in that dream

Held in my bones
Cloaked in these walls
In London's bruised teeth

Cold horizon
The blossoms of rain paint the glass as we ride
All fragments of light

Cold horizon
The solace I found in the roots of those weeds
Bound as they creep through that dream

Held in my bones
Cloaked in these walls
In London's bruised teeth
Track Name: A Week Late. A Mile Short
Last night my inquest found you dancing in the night
Beneath the old illuminations
In the coughing neon light

Down on the pavement I was drinking out of sight
As the police perused my lumber
And the smokers barked outside

She is all I need
All my eyes can see

Leaving town tonight

I thought I caught you glance a raincloud through the glass
So I crept through grogged contention
Took remission by the bar

Looked on as hands entwined in crumbling revelry
As the band played on in fractures
And led my heels back to the street

She is all I need
All my eyes can see

Heading out tonight

Dusting for prints I found another in my head
And I saw my own reflection
Reaching out to comprehend

Two silhouettes beneath the lantern at your door
Meant the fire between my fingers
Was the last you ever saw

She is all I need
All my eyes can

Fading out tonight
Track Name: Look to the Sky for Snake Oil
Leave your stumbling heels & half-hung head
Take the altar from my knees
There's a scorn within your make believe
It's a struggle for retreat

Don't you think I thought it over?
All you wish I'd claim to see
Don't you think I thought it over?

We're not moth or flame but the light between
And the love they cast is enough in you & me

There's a remedy for that bind you're in
But that snake oil cuts you dry
Borrow beg or steal for that skeleton key
Cut the brains to your supply

Don't you think I thought it over?
All you wish I'd claim to see
Don't you think I thought it over?

We're not moth or flame but the light between
And the love they cast is enough in you & me
Track Name: High Wire Dance
The old ghosts revealing
And tied to the ceiling
Of my mind

My glass jaw defeated
The hand that was beating
A blind eye

A trapdoor appearing
And a signal receiving
That won't hide

Looted & empty
What shone burrowed through me
A black light

Nothing I dragged through the tide
Could command what surrounded

So listen as you breathe
Talking in your sleep
The wind is black & blue
And the moon is a blur
I found you in my pocket
An etching on my fate
A rope to thread my needle

Oh trouble hangs on that weight
Track Name: Green in Those Baby Blues
I remember all the puzzles
That you used to bend the rules
I was tempted by confession
But I saw your face refuse

I was always 23 when you called
Though the furrows weren't convincing
And the crow's feet lingered far too long

She was sinking from the corner
Of my mind
When the past was just revision
And the sidekicks held the prize

Too much hanging by the water
'Til we're wading at our knees
An accomplice for the nightbirds
When the station drones repeat

But there's green in those baby blues

I recovered all precision
From a wilted aim I threw
You're a shield that won't be shadowed
An affray that I pursued

Put it all on 23 when you called
In a town that paints it's riddles
To the punch-drunk floors below

Taking shelter from the ashes
In my eyes
Hanging all my contradictions
On the sparks that fled the fire

It's impossible to wonder
How the breaks fell in your hands
An acclaim found in translation
An appeal on your command

But there's green in those baby blues