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Hello Mississippi, Hello Bob

by Bobbo Staron

Released 01/18/2019
Cretio Opes
Released 01/18/2019
Cretio Opes
Folk Art Songs and Field Recordings
  • 01:53 Lyrics The Touch Of The Goddess Of Memphis

    The Touch of the Goddess of Memphis

    Inasmuch as I am not worthy
    of the touch of the Goddess of Memphis
    or worldly
    nonetheless I have queried
    how good is it really?

    What are the chances
    for someone not me of course
    for someone who has a chance
    to dance with the Goddess of Memphis
    at the Memphis Goddess Dance?

    So graceful if not delighted
    so clean and well lighted
    I’m just a rebel unrequited
    rusticated and disinvited
    Inasmuch as I am not worthy
    of the touch of the Goddess of Memphis
    or worldly
    good night.


    words and music by Bobbo Staron



  • 02:27 Lyrics Below The Disco Volante

    Below The Disco Volante  

    Diving below the Disco Volante
    afforded a view
    through the moon pool
    luxury craft
    say what you want they
    don’t make them
    like they used to.

    Cue the electric guitar
    hardware galore near the mini bar
    glasses and clipboard by the mini sub
    last seen ashore at the Kiss Kiss Club.

    Diving below the Disco Volante
    afforded a view
    through the moon pool
    luxury craft
    say what you want they
    don’t make them
    like they used to.


    words and music by Bobbo Staron

  • 02:27 Lyrics I Could Do That Too

    I Could Do That Too

    I could do more
    anything
    you’re thinking
    that would be something
    you know there’s nothing
    I would not do for you
    while I’m doing this, that and the other
    I could do that too.

    I’m good for something
    that’s not quite right
    you’re thinking
    that would be something
    you know there’s nothing
    I would not do for you
    while I’m doing this, that and the other
    I could do that too.


    words and music by Bobbo Staron


  • 02:48 Lyrics I Must Go Back To Cleveland

     I Must Go Back To Cleveland

    If I knew what I was leavin’
    would I be goin’ back to Cleveland
    baby why don’t you love me more
    I’ve seen it before
    Let’s be perfectly clear
    In Cleveland it was workin’
    baby it’s workin’ here but
    If this were Cleveland it’d be perfect.

    Location, Location
    worth repeatin’
    the grass is greenest baby
    I must be dreamin’
    clearly no contest
    baby not even
    I must go back to Cleveland.


    words and music by Bobbo Staron

  • 04:04 Lyrics If Nothing Is Solid


    If Nothing Is Solid

    Since nothing is solid
    there is nothing solid here
    I’ve seen everything
    ever was solid disappear.

    x number of angels
    on the head of a pin
    there is no pin.

    If nothing is solid
    nothing is solid here
    since nothing is solid
    there is nothing solid here.

    At some level there’s nothing
    have I got that right
    lord a blanket of nothing
    will cover me tonight.

    you can look all you want
    there is nothing solid here
    I’ve disappeared.

    If nothing is solid
    nothing is solid here
    since nothing is solid
    there is nothing solid here.



    words and music by Bobbo Staron

  • 02:26 Lyrics Hazlet Or Sayreville







    Hazlet Or Sayreville

    (instrumental)


    music by Bobbo Staron

  • 03:15 Lyrics The Awareness Of The Expected Flux

    The Awareness Of The Expected Flux

    I would bet
    a million bucks
    then let it ride
    on the expected flux
    can count on that change
    from plain to deluxe
    the awareness of it
    that’s the crux
    the awareness of
    the expected flux.


    words and music by Bobbo Staron

  • 03:52 Lyrics Drive-In Vampire Fire Brigade

    Drive-In Vampire Fire Brigade

    The Royal Drive-In
    on Sowashee Street
    across the highway
    from Sowashee Creek
    up the road
    from the no tell motels
    all night vampire
    triple treat
    vampires ahead
    and in the back seat
    the drive-in vampire fire brigade.

    When the fangs come out
    some kind of call goes out
    burning passion
    they will put it out
    drive-in vampires
    dining on the carriage trade
    afraid to look in the rear view mirror
    roll up the windows
    let’s get out of here
    it’s the drive-in vampire fire brigade.



    words and music by Bobbo Staron

  • 03:01 Lyrics Kiss Your Garden Gnome

    Kiss Your Garden Gnome

    About four-thirty
    latest five
    twelve hours later
    I will arrive
    and I will kiss your garden gnome
    when the cows come home
    I will kiss your garden gnome
    when the cows come home

    Just like clockwork
    over the top
    when the cows come home
    sweet jesus
    it will never stop
    I will kiss your garden gnome
    when the cows come home
    I will kiss your garden gnome
    sweet mama
    when the cows come home


    words and music by Bobbo Staron

  • 02:38 Lyrics An Energetic Fact

    An Energetic Fact

    Look
    An energetic fact
    Two steps forward
    One step back
    Two steps forward
    One step back
    See
    An energetic fact.

    repeat

    words and music by Bobbo Staron

  • 02:33 Lyrics The Door Was Ajar

    The Door Was Ajar

    In cinematic metaphor
    a door
    is never just a door
    interior boudoir
    soft music
    guitar
    your line was
    what are you waiting for?
    the lighting
    was film noir
    you were abed
    the door was ajar.

    The lush refrain
    champagne
    a shot of the nighttime rain
    interior boudoir
    soft music
    guitar
    your line was
    what are you waiting for?
    the lighting
    was film noir
    you were abed
    the door was ajar.



    words and music by Bobbo Staron

  • 03:30 Lyrics Late Appalachian Diaspora

     Late Appalachian Diaspora

    It is true
    as they say
    everybody moves away
    performative and discursive
    and how
    early america
    late appalachian diaspora
    tell me now

    It is true
    I’m displaced
    dispersed in space    
    the desedimentation
    of the nation
    early america
    late appalachian diaspora
    tell me now

    The truth
    as revealed
    a grouped textual field
    fundamental questioning
    roots of identity
    early america
    late appalachian diaspora
    tell me now

    It is true
    as they say
    everybody moves away



    words and music by Bobbo Staron

NOTES
Credits and Notes
CREDITS

The Touch Of The Goddess Of Memphis
Bobbo Staron - piano, vocal
Mike Stromberg - tricone resonator guitar

Below The Disco Volante
Bobbo Staron - acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocal
Mike Stromberg - dobro

I Could Do That Too
Bobbo Staron - piano, vocal
Mike Stromberg - tricone resonator guitar

I Must Go Back To Cleveland
Bobbo Staron - acoustic guitar, vocal
Mike Stromberg - dobro

If Nothing Is Solid
Bobbo Staron - piano, vocal

Hazlet Or Sayreville
Bobbo Staron - acoustic guitars

The Awareness Of The Expected Flux
Bobbo Staron - piano, vocal
Mike Stromberg - bottle neck slide acoustic guitar

Drive-In Vampire Fire Brigade
Bobbo Staron - acoustic guitar, vocal
Mike Stromberg - acoustic guitar, mosquitoes

Kiss Your Garden Gnome
Bobbo Staron - piano, vocal
Mike Stromberg - dobro

An Energetic Fact
Bobbo Staron - acoustic guitars, harmonica, vocal

The Door Was Ajar
Bobbo Staron - acoustic nylon string guitar L, vocal
Mike Stromberg - acoustic nylon string guitar R

Late Appalachian Diaspora
Bobbo Staron - piano, harmonica, dulcimer, vocal
Mike Stromberg - acoustic guitar

cover- ceramic tile by Maree Cheatham

NOTES

Terpsichore
Ian Flemming
Kama Sutra
Memphis
Cleveland
Hazlet
Sayreville
Meridian
Quantum Math
Dimensionality
Hammer Films
Carlos Castaneda
William Faulkner
Mosquitoes
Hollywood
Anthropology
Geology