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Sane as the Sun

by The Vertigo Swirl

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    Finally! The Vertigo Swirl's 2014 album Sane As the Sun, featuring the talents of Robert Hedges and Tim McAvin, gets its first official CD release. Includes "Mystery Ship" (with the late Bob Shirley of Angus Tweed), "Deep Space", and "Ginger Jake".

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1.
Sane 04:01
I scorched my feet on burning sands To place the secret in your hands But only to hear you complain I’d failed at something more mundane I wish that I could part the clouds To make the children laugh out loud A thimble of me weighs a ton And I’m as sane as the sun I traveled through the darkest night To place the secret in your sight But all you did was close your eyes Your disappointment undisguised I wish I could command the tide In union with my water bride Another phase is coming soon And I’m as sane as the moon I crossed the sky for half a year To place the secret in your ear But you did not retain a word You didn’t listen, you just heard I wish to perpetrate my stunts For light years in all ways at once I seem so tiny when I’m far And I’m as sane as the stars
2.
Mystery Ship 02:56
It’s all here in my mystery ship It’s all there in my mystery ship A flower in a book A portrait of a crook A heart hung on a hook The latest batch of dope Cologne, mouthwash and soap A frayed but sturdy rope When solid citizens Start laying down the law A freakshow feature Has no choice but to withdraw When pencil pushers Start to calculate the cost A freakshow feature Has no choice but to get lost A book of broken rules A box of broken tools A life for broken fools
3.
I Want You 03:24
I'm not a knight in shining armor but I'm the snake and you're the charmer, baby bow string drawn, I take good aim I am the hunter and you're the game, baby I want you! got my head in a cloud I want you! hear your voice in the crowd I want you! I've kneeled and bowed I want you, baby, for crying out loud like a wild horse that no one could tame three red candles burn in your name, baby you explode like a land mine I long to taste your magic wine, baby I want you! got my head in a cloud I want you! hear your voice in the crowd I want you! I've kneeled and bowed I want you, baby, for crying out loud your image burns driving me insane like a traffic jam bottled up in my brain, baby like a leopard you stalk, like a snake I slither forget the talk, come hither, baby I want you! got my head in a cloud I want you! hear your voice in the crowd I want you! I've kneeled and bowed I want you, baby, for crying out loud
4.
perhaps I strike you as a little aloof I’m only here to earn the right to a roof I have ambitions but they’re not too refined I have ambitions but they’re all in the mind don’t want for nothing but a place in the sun don’t want for nothing but a place in the sun don’t want for nothing but a place in the sun don’t want for nothing but I’m chasing a place in the sun perhaps I strike you as a bundle of rage I’m sorry we’re not always on the same page I have ambitions but they’re nothing like yours I have ambitions that would blow off your doors perhaps I strike you as a little insane a village idiot abusing his brain I have ambitions but you know what they’re worth I have ambitions but they’re not of this earth
5.
Deep Space 02:06
every time that you start talking I take my head and I go walking got black holes and silk stockings more deep space than Stephen Hawking my war stories are worth swapping I hit the floor and it needs mopping hints and pants I start dropping gently used while you go shopping who's my game face what's the safe word where's the big bash where's my swipe pass why me one more thing did I happen to mention one more thing did I happen to mention one more thing did I happen to mention I'm too damn broke to pay attention every time that you start walking I take my head and I go talking got black holes and silk stockings more deep space than Stephen Hawking who's my game face what's the safe word where's the big bash where's my swipe pass why me
6.
Watson 349 04:31
(instrumental)
7.
the only way out is within the only way out is within but you don't know where to begin the only way out is within it's the right time, it's the right place for all us riders on this big ball in space love's the missing link in this evolution talkin' about a silent revolution talkin' about a silent revolution the only way in is without the only way in is without but you're in perpetual doubt the only way in is without it's the right time, it's the right place for all us riders on this big ball in space love's the missing link in this evolution talkin' about a silent revolution talkin' about a silent revolution the kingdom has already come the kingdom has already come but you're oblivious and numb the kingdom has already come it's the right time, it's the right place for all us riders on this big ball in space love's the missing link in this evolution talkin' about a silent revolution talkin' about a silent revolution talkin' about a silent revolution talkin' about a silent revolution
8.
riding the riff with bones and the plural girl riding the riff down the vertical swirl down the vertical swirl she's got the people in her head she's got electric eyes she may be closer than you think she isn't actual size riding the riff, adventures will abound riding the riff, hear the succulent sound hear the succulent sound she's got the people in her head she's got electric eyes she may be closer than you think she isn't actual size riding the riff, lost in a hazy maze riding the riff, the world's a passing phase the world's a passing phase she's got the people in her head she's got electric eyes she may be closer than you think she isn't actual size
9.
Fly So Hi 03:48
I have made a big decision, fly so hi again Turned the key in the ignition, fly so hi again Struck a match to start a smolder, fly so hi again Made myself five minutes older, fly so hi again I enjoy a new sensation, fly so hi again With each measured inhalation, fly so hi again I’ve been overcome by vapors, fly so hi again See you in the funny papers, fly so hi again Mama Mama don’t be frightened, fly so hi again Keep it light and be enlightened, fly so hi again Papa Papa don’t you worry, fly so hi again Get yourself hip in a hurry, fly so hi again
10.
Turn Me On 04:08
I was so down, so down ‘til I met you I fell in love with everything you do you brought me sunlight after 40 days of rain you healed my heart you cured my inner pain I want the best for everything you do no earthbound woman could compare to you I was so down, so down ‘til I met you Diamond in a heap of coal turn me on, don’t turn on me She is stalked by miracles turn me on, don’t turn on me you can see how far it’s gone don’t turn on me, just turn me on Her words are birds that take flight turn me on, don’t turn on me Inside sat the speed of light turn me on, don’t turn on me you can see how far it’s gone Don’t turn on me, just turn me on Round and round, she dances in the ashes future in her eyes, the fire licks her feet Round and round, she’s a revolution she will sow the seed and she will reap the wheat Violence is not her vibe turn me on, don’t turn on me she is not of any tribe turn me on, don’t turn on me You can see how far it’s gone don’t turn on me, just turn me on
11.
Ginger Jake 05:56
Ginger Jake will slap you silly Ginger Jake will put you wise Ginger Jake will get you dancing Ginger Jake will paralyze Ginger Jake will sweep the nation Ginger Jake will make it cry Ginger Jake will cure what ails you Ginger Jake will get you high Make no mistake with Ginger Jake Make no mistake with Ginger Jake Ginger Jake will offer solace Ginger Jake will see you through Ginger Jake will jump the loopholes Ginger Jake will have to do Make no mistake with Ginger Jake Make no mistake with Ginger Jake

about

"Manik" Myk Thompson and Brian Andrew Marek team up with the rhythm section of Robert Hedges and Karate Bikini's Tim McAvin to produce another juicy earful of psychedelic psounds. It's the fourth chapter in the Vertigo Swirl saga, forty minutes of lunar lunacy and solar sanity for the cosmic wanderer in everyone.

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released February 18, 2014

"Manik" Myk Thompson - guitars, bass, keyboards and vocals
Brian Andrew Marek - guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals
Robert Hedges - drums and percussion
Tim McAvin - bass and harmony vocals
Robert C. Shirley, Jr. - bass on Mystery Ship
Kate Marek - harmony vocals on Not Actual Size and Ginger Jake

engineered and produced by The Vertigo Swirl
in the Bargain Basement, January 2012 - October 2013
cover art by BaM, Kate & Myk
special thanks to Kjle Risch

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