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The Ballad Of Chico

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When I was a guide for the brickworks in Pawling
There was a salad house open 24-7
Good morning
Bad mornings meet for a Bad Mornings Anonymous
You bring the dressing
And I'll bring the nakedness

There is a reason
You can get a Caesar to go
Drunker than Rome
When Nero ran the show
666
Hello, Nero

Three in the morning
Winos need breadsticks
A stoned retired teacher
Craves the wildflower hangover fix
Rotating lettuce in dark Boston skies
Some skip the fennel
Some want their mettle tested

When I was a bouncer
In Bellerose, just past Flossing
A spate of dental town names
That keep everyone guessing
I would eat bees that were dead for three days
Some people put their money
Where their mouths are their graves
And their mouths were their graves
Nothing interesting to say

Expertly mimic someone else's opinions
And wait for the phony debate
Debate
Is it
Is it a
Debate
Debate

I would accept wages
To eat half-dead things
Like some bored old god
Who thought He invented everything
Sea lion burping
Human adultery
Indestructible knives
That you could destroy if you
Blink the right way
If you blink the right way
All your phony agency
All your little dint whipped creeds

Fifty from Dina
One hundred from Sid
"The prettiest," Medina said
But its stinger already split
I would take money
To eat three-day-old dead bees
I need a new ending

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from The Ballad Of Chico, released May 15, 2020
Words by Domenic Maltempi
Music by Jed Davis and Domenic Maltempi
Published by Eschatonality/ASCAP, all rights reserved

Domenic Maltempi: lead vocals
Jed Davis: keyboards, backing vocals
Rob Hill: guitars, backing vocals
Kat Bula: violins
Josh Plotner: flute

Produced by Jed Davis
Mixed by Tim Latham
Recorded by Jed Davis at Pile Of Sound Studios, Bristol, CT
Additional recording by Domenic Maltempi on his phone
Mastered by Chris Hanszek

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Skyscape was formed long ago by Jed Davis, Dom Maltempi and Rob Hill. Lots of people joined the band. Some quit; most were fired. Skyscape continues.

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