Providence

by Sam Arnold

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released May 1, 2013

All songs written by Sam Arnold
MIxed by Sam with help from Greg Yancey
Most acoustic guitar and drums recorded by Greg Yancey
Mastered by Greg Yancey
Album Cover by Alicia Traveria

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Sam Arnold Austin, Texas

samarnoldmusic.com Sam Arnold is a musician living in Austin TX. He plays guitar and sings for prog-punkers Opposite Day, and plays bass in Stop Motion Orchestra. In 2007, he produced his first solo album, followed by a quadrilogy of albums through 2014. On the latest album, he has a band of all-star geniuses called "Sam Arnold and the Secret Keepers." He also makes electronic music. ... more

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Track Name: Perfect Sense
Solving crimes though something’s wrong

Something’s wrong with him

He gets mixed up in some crazy messes from time to time

Some craziness terrific crime

He’s got a quirk and he’s got to work

He’s got a mind to pull apart the mysteries

The mystery

It all makes perfect sense it all makes perfect sense it all

makes perfect sense

Solving crimes though something’s wrong

Something’s there to solve and

He’s more evolved than his predecessors what a day!

It’s all figured out, all that’s left to confront

Who’s the bad one who’s the bad one

Who’s the mystery the mystery detective

Crime is solved, he goes to bed

Dreams of more solutions

He’s got a mind to make sense of some mysteries.
Track Name: Jet Lag
When you go across the ocean or the Volga
You’re body’s moving much faster than it ever evolved to
a little bit geo asychronous and your low earth orbit gets twisted up sometimes

you’re gonna do just fine
you got Jet Lag
Jet Lag
weee
We have jet lag

I heard it takes a day per hour of time don’t know if that’s true
your bed has extra gravity when your soul’s catching up to you
Astronouts don’t get space lag even though every hour and a half they get a sunrise

you’re gonna do just fine at the wrong time
Track Name: Calliope
When you go across the ocean or the Volga
You’re body’s moving much faster than it ever evolved to
a little bit geo asychronous and your low earth orbit gets twisted up sometimes

you’re gonna do just fine
you got Jet Lag
Jet Lag
weee
We have jet lag

I heard it takes a day per hour of time don’t know if that’s true
your bed has extra gravity when your soul’s catching up to you
Astronouts don’t get space lag even though every hour and a half they get a sunrise

you’re gonna do just fine at the wrong time
Track Name: Send Money When You Get Killed
When you go across the ocean or the Volga
You’re body’s moving much faster than it ever evolved to
a little bit geo asychronous and your low earth orbit gets twisted up sometimes

you’re gonna do just fine
you got Jet Lag
Jet Lag
weee
We have jet lag

I heard it takes a day per hour of time don’t know if that’s true
your bed has extra gravity when your soul’s catching up to you
Astronouts don’t get space lag even though every hour and a half they get a sunrise

you’re gonna do just fine at the wrong time
Track Name: Pacific Bus
We’re on bus ride to the Pacific.
Jellies and snails we’ll be sailing.
We’ll be whaling and having whales of times.
Having whales of times.
Our little heads rattle inside the hovercraft.
Lovers hovering and fake patrolling
tribes of weaving.
And weaving waves of tides.

Bus with us crepuscular dusk cucumber
Trust the socialized riders pacifiers

We are awake inside the bus
and we’re on a ride to the other side of the Pacific.

We’re little men dolled up in the pacific bus
Nudibranch wait for us
We’ll be leafy sea dragons and gone for all time
Now I’m there for all time
Track Name: Water Falling on my Sound
Today I wrote a song in the rain
And made a plan not to complain
Tomorrow I may snake the drain
But today I sat and watched the rain

Sun is taking a holiday too
Grey skies don’t make me feel blue
The aquifer is taking a big drink
The earth she’s just too drunk to think

Now it’s really coming down
Water falling on my sound
Soak the verse if it’s too long
Rain down rain upon my song

Today I wrote a song in the rain
Nd saw on the news they were all going insane
But a song about that won’t be one of mine
I’ll write others before I die
Track Name: No Way No Way
Do you remember the incident
I’d love to reminisce a bit
those dreary days in Thunder Bay
our evil plans were underway
no way no way

Are you interested in my reports
we won’t wait till the last resorts
they’ve got a dossier of all the email
in excruciating detail
no way no way

I been digesting what we done
for ten years in the Marabella sun
we’re floating on flush accounts
but the ghosts have found our coastal town
no way no way

I can’t remember much anymore
I’ve got a lot of things to forget
the wind came in to even the score
but it’s not what I’d call an incident
no way no way
Track Name: Providence
I just want to talk to you like in the olden days. Cut a piece of fruit, give it to you on the tip of my knife in your face. Look around this lovely place. Picnic in the gilded age. My darling swoons and sighs. Hope her corset’s not too tight.
Oh the elixer Mr Tesla’s invitation underneath the electrical station.
All the diseases are on the run all of my friends are sharing my fun.
I woke up today I woke up today, went on TV, then I was done, then I was done.

Providence.
we’re going to need all we can get we’re gonna need Providence.

We took a little stroll down Antarctica way. We approached the bay and settled down for the night. The Bike ride to the moon makes a powerful hunger. Our hair’s asunder when we go down under.
We wrapped a ribbon round the sun. Took a year, but it was mostly pretty fun.
Tied the ends together now the earth is another red carpet star forever. I am proud of mother. What a strange dream. Travellers reveries. Improvising our parables. We’ll be fabled for weeks. Drive on baby seas and Sail our boats on iced tea.

Chandelier people dangle from each other. Landscapes of toothpaste, Super telephone.
We can speak asleep. we can speak asleep. All the things we say, they are very deep.
Entropy creeps in and out of the foyer. Ringing many doorbells. Ripple ripples in my REM. I’m not a crustacian. Not a vegetarian
Super clean carnivore check him out. Put him on the calendar all day long. Chevalier’s hat’s are on us sideways. All our escapes are tasty and nutritious
All of the time we spent locked in the backroom was very well spent. Was very well spent.
Track Name: Wind is Weak
Time is not forever. Take your raincoat wherever
You go lonely you go together like Sunday and cartoons
In the hot sun your archives melt. In the hot sun you’re surrounded by
Leaves, dead by the dozens, blown to the creek.
blown so far while the wind is weak

She said distorting time is what I like to do
That’s a silly to say you know. We sure walked up and down this town
Drew a line for the path of each leaf, unwound the lines and sewed a shirt on the
Leaves, dead by the dozens, blown to the creek.
blown so far while the wind is weak

it feels pretty good. It doesn’t hurt
good work if you can get it. Nice work
she had to build the web again cause the wind and me just walked right through. In case the Leaves, dead by the dozens, blown to the creek.
blown so far while the wind is weak
Track Name: Science Fiction Sphere
You're gonna be a super civilization
You're gonna grab all the energy you can
we were gravitating
we were solar radiating

you're gonna block some rays and soak em up
you're gonna surround your star like a science fiction

Sphere Sphere Surround your Sphere.

We might as well just dominate your star
We might as well just do what you want
Use gravity to bend time around yourself
use space absence for echolocation
Track Name: Psychonaut
I’m a Psychonaut learning languages
Living in dolphin proximity
making friends and doing science
bathing in mind isolations

experiment enclosure. three beings explosure
fear can propel you in a rocketship to far out places

As I was squeezed back into a human frame I cried
for the sake of human evolution these experiments must be done

Mind opening brain protruder
programming biocomputer
taking drugs to make me see
our conscious inclusivity

experiment enclosure. three beings explosure
joe and rosie told the sea life all about some science people

as I was squeezed back into human frame I cried
for the sake of human evolution these experiments must be done
Track Name: A Song While Thinking About You
Hey there darling do I have your attention
Are you on the phone are you in your home

Here comes a song I wrote while thinking about you for a moment
Here it goes. Don’t suck it up your nose

You can oppose it if you open and close your ears any time.
I suppose the only thing you can’t do is make it go away.

Here goes a song I wrote while thinking about you for a moment
Here it goes. Don’t stick it up your nose
Track Name: Horses and Some Babies
she was licking toes eating metronomes
she was singing songs of sleepytime
she was dreaming of new technologies
old ladies

she was faking frowns. she got what she wanted
she was singing poems of aspirin
she was dreaming of countries and young ladies

she suspected. she mistrusted
singing books of dead religions
dreaming of divorces and some babies

She preselected. she was injected
singing theories of world crises
dreaming of horses. old teachers

she was excited. she was green lighted
singing whole albums of art criticism
dreaming of palaces and high ceilings
Track Name: Get You To a Doctor
Hey Mr Rodgers. Lets get you to a doctor.
No need for alarm but you don’t look so great.
We can wait in the waiting room with all the other waiters
There’ll be nothing greater than when you’re feeling better
Mr Rodgers Mr Rodgers.

Down at the Doctor’s we can light up the detectors
No one wants you dead. they will do their best
get inside the pod now. Time to shoot to a lower orbit
Say hello to Stacy. She will fix you up right.
Dr. Stacy Dr. Stacy

Our operation has escaped its solar basement
kuiper belt (orc cloud?) behind us, very salty, very cold
my report is encoding for the superspace curve trasmission
this is the distance where it seems inefficient.
But our race is not a waste

We sampled pulsars, I convinced you you’re a big star
Pun was intended. is the oxygen low?
We can thank Mr Rodgers -- whose skull Dr. Stacy mended.
This might have ended before we got very far.
Mr. Rodgers Mr. Rodgers