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Summers in Rangoon

by Soul Patch

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Funky guitar licks, well-timed hooks, and quirky, Zappa-inspired lyrics stand out during the first listen of Summers in Rangoon. A second time through yields a more sophisticated and subtle result. Tempo changes, increasingly complex arrangements, and lengthy instrumental sections draw comparisons to the Allman Brothers and Mothers Milk-era Red Hot Chili Peppers. Recorded in a marathon five-day session, the record takes on the feel of a polished, live concert. Highlights include the swamp-funk anthem "Lose My Mind" and "Arabic Ska" (a surprising ska piece that epitomizes Soul Patch's penchant for risk-taking).

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released January 15, 2001

Ryan McIntyre - guitars, vox
Nick Peters - guitars, vox
Scott Derringer - guitars, vox
Jason Mendelson - guitars, vox
Jon Fox - keyboards

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Track Name: Bitter Wind
Do you close your eyes when you kiss me
Gently shut with trust?
Or do you look me in the face, like
When you lie to me
As you sometimes feel you must?
Do you close your eyes when you kiss me
Gently shut with trust?

I had to worship a bitter wind, babe
One you wrapped around my heart
Had to learn to let go, love myself for a while
Before any lovin’ gonna start

I learned my lesson well, babe
Learned it through and through
Eyes open or shut now, babe
Hope the same is true for you.
Track Name: Make Me Feel
You can make me feel like I do
When you want me to
You can make me feel like a fool
But you never do

Girl, you make me climb all the mountains
And swim all the seas
But I knew, I knew, I knew that you would
Run to me and come around

Girl, now you’re here by my side and
You’re part of me
And I know, I know, I know that you would
Never ever let me down

The sunlight in your hair
The moonlight in your eyes
All the love we share
Tonight
Track Name: Lose My Mind
I am slowly gonna lose my mind
Crawl out of my skin and slow down time
'Cause when I look around at the world
It's gonna be a better day

So come with me let's step outside our lives
Got no answer, just gonna ride this vibe
Got to follow this where it goes
'Cause I feel this is the way
And...

Chorus:
A freedom born of honesty is the ultimate revelation
And freedom from your pain and fear is the only real sensation
Look inside, you know it's true
The answer is inside of you
So come along

Floating now, the separateness falls away
Stark simplicity viewed by the light of day
My senses reel with these assertions
I can see I was mistaken

Somewhere in-between the name and the thing
Lies a vibrancy, can you hear it sing?
I feel reality coursing through my veins
And I am awakened
You see...

Chorus

Hailing the return of the child mind
The dissolution of myself entwined
In the end of my striving
The moment of ignorance is past

No deception, and no derision
Faced with the foolishness of all divisions
So I've come to where I began
It's the end of becoming at last
For now I truly know that...

Chorus
Track Name: Baltic Dungeon
If you've got the time to be taken with me
I'll give you what you need, baby make you feel free
Stop on a dime, you can run so far and free
Then lose hold of the count and jump from one to three

Chorus:
Free me from my Baltic Dungeon
They locked me up and they threw away the key
Help me escape from this Baltic Dungeon
Or I'll waste away my life here for an eternity

Pay no mind to where you want to be
When you're livin' in real time it's continuity
Looked so damn fine when she gave herself to me
And the next thing we tried was three times twenty-three

Chorus

Botrytised wine tastes so mighty sublime
Grape and fungus is so fine -- Bacchanalian rhyme!
See I was so very blind, always counted my time
Then I made that climb -- see, I knew the sun could shine

Chorus

If you've got the time to be takin' with me
I'll give you what you need, baby make you feel free
Pay no mind to where you want to be
When you're livin' in real time it's continuity
Track Name: Drink the Girl
I was out gently musing
Just the other day
With the muse du jour

"Where have all my heroes gone?
Have they gone away?
The world seems a little poor…"

Well she looked at me and smiled
And laid her hands upon my thigh
"Don't you worry little boy
You're gonna' miss our noon goodbye"

Chorus:
Did you spill the wine?
Did you drink the girl?
Did you spill the wine?
Did you drink the girl?

I was out gently musing
Just the other day
With a different muse du jour

"When a hurricane meets a hurricane
Do they blow each other out?
Or do they make a little love...
Create a water spout?"

Well she look at me and smiled
And laid her hands upon my thigh
"Don't you worry little boy
You're gonna' miss our noon goodbye"

Chorus
Track Name: Fertile Crescent
Some senseless act of beauty
Knocking at your heart's door
And you wish that you could open
But your heart, your heart
Is too damn sore

There was a place, and there was a time
You had your hopes and your dreams and your life
But all of that changed one night
And you wish, and you wish, and you wish
That you could feel

Pain that sneaks around in your room
Whenever she's around
And you thought you had the answers
But your were just too young, your feet not on the ground

There was a place, and there was a time
When all that you thought was of your lonely life
Pray that it changed one night
And you wish, and you wish, and you wish
That you could feel

Chorus:
Time to fly, no time to run away
You got to tear this wall down, the world's outside the line
Before it's too late

Yeah, you'll find another way
You've got to pay the piper
You know he'll raise his rates
And you'll travel down this lonely road forever
Beneath this fertile crescent moon

Like the trample of weary feet
Across your worn out soul
An emptiness that surrounds your heart
Hidden by your smiles while you play the role

There was a place, and there was a time
When you first felt your heart and your soul start to die
Watched the stars one night
And you wish, and you wish, and you wish
That you could feel

Chorus
Track Name: If You Relax
Priest in a Cadillac, don't look back
God riding shotgun, Beelzebub in the back
They're each taking money they'll never give back
From a crazy old man livin' in his shack

The old man know what these boys lack
If you relax, you can groove Jack!
Track Name: Arabic Ska
Have a falafel, they only are two...
Have a falafel, they only are two dollars
Track Name: Fear of Love
Who put this fear of love
Knowin' what I'm knowin'
Into my head?
Knowin' where I'm goin'
Who put this fear of love
Knowin' that I'm bein'
Into my head?
Knowin' what I'm doin'

Who put this fear of life
Knowin' what I'm knowin'
Into my head?
Knowin' where I'm goin'
Who put this fear of life
Knowin' that I'm bein'
Into my head?
Knowin' what I'm doin'

Knowin' what I'm knowin'
Knowin' where I'm goin'
Knowin' that I'm bein'

Who put this love of life
Knowin' what I'm knowin'
Into my head?
Knowin' where I'm goin'
Who put this love of life
Knowin' that I'm bein'
Into my head?
Knowin' what I'm doin'
Track Name: Cat Ate Your Song
Sat down one midnight’s eve
I wrote that song that you begged me to write
Sweeter words and chords, I’d never seen
Kept me going all through the night

But when I woke up that fateful next day
I saw a sight and I started to pray
Your song in tatters all my work in vane
And that black and white monster just purring away

Chorus
The cat ate your song
The cat ate your song

Spent the whole day going through the pain
Putting all the pieces of your song so chewed
Had no luck, I ran out of tape
Could not fix the damage of ‘you know who’

Next time I get a song to write
About you sweetie, so late in the night
I’ll make certain before I turn out the light
That the song eating menace is locked up tight

Chorus

Don’t know why she decided to chew
My perfect song that I wrote for you
Maybe next time when you’re in my room
You’ll be more careful before you move

Chorus
Track Name: That's All
She was kinda pretty, in a fairly kinda way
And that’s all… …I got to say
And she was kinda happy, in a go-lucky kinda way
Mmmmm… …a happy kinda way

And she’s not rockin’ no boat, she’s just jumpin’ ship
She gets tired… …of my shit.
She comes in and out my life, on and off the page
In a… …happy kinda way

Chorus
Its just that sometimes she gets a little… …tired
And sometimes I would get a little bit… …tired
And sometimes she would get a little bit… …tired
Sometimes we all get a little bit… ..tired

I am fairly handsome, in a kinda, kinda way
And that’s all… …I got to say
And I’ve been kinda lucky, in a happy kinda way
Mmmmm… …a happy kinda way

And I’m not rockin’ no boat, I’m just jumpin’ ship
I gets tired… …of this shit.
I comes in and out her life, on and off the frame
In a… …happy kinda way

Chorus