Nine Songs

by Golconda

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Luke Gullickson: guitar, piano, sing
Chris Jonas: soprano & tenor saxophones
David Menestres: bass

recorded by Bill Palmer at Frogville Studios in Santa Fe, NM

music & lyrics by Luke Gullickson
© 2016 by Two Labyrinths Music (ASCAP)

album design by Emily Howe

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released September 13, 2016

2LR 005

℗ 2016 by Two Labyrinths Records
PO Box 10185
Albuquerque, NM 87184

www.twolabyrinths.com

2LR is a division of the Two Labyrinths Institute for Sound and Symbology.

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Track Name: Phoenix, 2005
The party was at a house in the hills
The cake was green and white
Annie played cards and Sam hung out on the deck
By the pool nobody swims in

And the next night at the barbecue place
The tables were long, they’d give you a number
We got bored and had an arm wrestling contest
Yeah we got bored and had an arm wrestling contest

I guess I remembered that then
I remember remembering that now

On the way home, driving in the dark
We talked about how we’d know who we would marry
That’s when I decided not to go to Spain
There was too much to do right here
There was too much to do right here

And I guess I remembered that then
I remember remembering that now
Yeah I guess I remembered that then
I remember remembering that now
Track Name: 1996
Music played over splashes and shouts
You sat alone by the fence
I didn’t know how to talk to a crying girl

“I miss my dog, damn it,” you said
I think I said something about how the week would get better
You asked, “Are you, like, a computer nerd, or something?”

John Mellencamp was playing “Wild Night” on the speakers
I found out later that was really a Van Morrison song
Found out years later that was really a Van Morrison song
Track Name: Iowa
The first girl who played me Twin Peaks
Had a nose ring and wore tie-dye
The moon was up and the river was high

We watched the one with the crazy ending
Then stepped outside beneath a red curtain sky
The moon was up and the river was high

You know, the guy who played Bob was just on the film crew
He ended up in a shot and they let it fly
The moon was up and the water was high

After that, the lodge was ebbing
After that, the woods slipped by
The moon was up and the river was high

The moon was up and the water was high
Track Name: Cork
It was probably a Tuesday night
A little sunshine and a bit of rain
Stopped off to get some groceries

But I know we’d decided to make paninis
So we bought a loaf of sourdough
Took it back to watch kung fu movies

Little things were different
Something in the light in the morning
And the taste of black pepper

Little things were different

Something in the width of the streets
The damp smells in the air
The candy at the gas stations
The ruins off in all the meadows

It was probably a Tuesday
Track Name: Sierra
Slow in style, quick in sin
That’s what he was thinking when he took her in
But old movies end the way they will
And in the morning when the meadow weeps
Mistress Love, she sweetly creeps
Through your floorboards, cracks in the windowsill

So now sweet Sierra, she’s a wooden ghost
But what bothers him the most
Ain’t the way her heart’s made out of clay
It’s the way she wears that same dress every day

So now sweet Sierra, she’s a wooden ghost
But what bothers me the most
Ain’t the way her heart’s made out of clay
It’s the way she keeps that same dress on
Track Name: Paris, 2006
We didn’t know everything
That’s for sure
But the things we did know
We sure were sure about
Track Name: Austin
It was first real grown-up bicycle that I had ever had
Used to ride it all across town

Used to ride it to Annie’s place at midnight
Down the middle of the street
With dark leafy branches hanging above my head
In the hot spring night

Within a couple months somebody’d stolen it
Never was sure where I had it last
Maybe it’s still in Austin someplace

Used to ride it to Annie’s place at midnight
Down the middle of the street
With dark leafy branches hanging above my head
In the hot spring night
Track Name: New Mexico
Didn’t know where we were living
All we knew is where we’d come from
Didn’t know where we’d be come September

Where are you sleeping tonight?
I think I’ll drag my bag up on the mesa
See the light in the morning

Light’s on in the kitchen window
I think I’ll go and see if there’s anyone there
Maybe play some music

Didn’t know where we were living
All we knew is where we’d come from
Didn’t know where we’d be come September