Brownout (Side B)

by Grant Huling

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These are Brownout's B-Sides: Radically rearranged covers of songs by Midwestern rock musicians. The new folk of the powered-down Brownout universe. Begins with an alternate take on "Zeppelins in the Fiery Sky," from the Empty Mirror's Overwhelm LP; concludes with the original instrumental "Overture (A Hard Rain A-Falls)."

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released April 11, 2014

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Host of the Quick to Listen podcast; bandleader of the Empty Mirror.

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Track Name: Zeppelins in the Oily Sky
hallelujah
hallelujah, lord, hallelujah
hallelujah, lord, hallelujah
the city alight
the city alight
Track Name: Leave Me Alone [Michael Jackson]
I don’t hear what you’re talking bout lately
I don’t care what you say
don’t you come round here begging, you old bummer
I don’t care anyway
time after time, I gave you all my memory
no excuses today
ain’t no mountain that I can’t climb, buddy
all is going my way

cause there’s a time when you’re right
and you know you must fight
who’s laughing, buddy
and there’s a choice that we make
and this choice you will take
who’s laughing, buddy

so just leave me alone
leave me alone
leave me alone
leave me alone
stop it
just stop doggin me around

there was a time we used to say how we need you
but who is sorry now
yeah, I got hurt
it used to burn and deceive me
but who is sorry now
y’all got a way of making me feel so sorry
get behind me and stay
don’t you come walking, begging, I ain’t loving you
don’t you get in my way

cause there’s a time when you’re right
and you know you must fight
who’s laughing, buddy
don’t you know
and there’s a choice that we make
and this choice you will take
who’s laughing, buddy

so just leave me alone
leave me alone
leave me alone
leave me alone
stop it
just stop doggin me
leave me alone
leave me alone
leave me alone
leave me alone
stop it
just stop doggin me around

there’s a time when you’re right
and you know you must fight
you’ve lost it, buddy
don’t you know
there’s a choice that we make
and this choice you will take
you’ve lost it, buddy

so just leave me alone
leave me alone
leave me alone
leave me alone
stop it
just stop doggin me around

don’t come begging me
don’t go laughing
don’t come saving me
stop your laughing
fuck you
I don’t want it
I don’t
I don’t
I don’t
I don’t
I don’t
Track Name: Death From Above [The Smashing Pumpkins]
a little hunger
a little wonder of death from above
oh, Mary, Mary
what are we asking of death from above

yes, lord, I’m sinking
I wonder just how far
what was I thinking
oh, when I fell apart

I feel a new moon
cover me under its spell
feeling a new soul
come to me hungry and cold
shedding the birth name
running up onto the path
I know it can’t last
death from above

shhhh…. here comes death from above
doggone

a certain reject
a simple concept of death from above
a lounging lizard
a sudden victim of death from above
death from above

yes, lord, I’m sinking
I hunger where you are
what’s left to notice
to notice just how far

I see a new moon
it covers me under its spell
feeling a new soul
come to me, hungry and cold
shedding the birth name
running up onto the path
I’m sure my past leads
to death from above

dang, here comes death from above

oh, lord, I’m sinking
I just don’t know how far
is death from above
yes, lord, I’m sinking
I hunger where you are
death from above
yes, lord, I’m thinking of
death from above
yes, lord, I thinking of
death from above
yes, lord, I’m thinking of
death from above
death from above
my death from above
Track Name: Flip City [Glenn Frey]
all around the city
everywhere I go
something strange is happening
to everyone I know
hear the voice of loneliness
crying in the night
see the madness in their eyes
dancing with delight

I want to know why everyone I know
has gone flip city
you say it ain’t true
what can I do now
I’m gone flip city

feels like someone’s watching
every move I make
feels like someone’s following
every step I take
suddenly, we’re not alone
you can feel it, too
suddenly, we’re not ourselves
what’s come over you

I want to know why everyone I know
has gone flip city
you say it ain’t true
what can I do now
I’m gone flip city
she used to want me
how can it be now
she’s gone flip city
I want to know why
everyone I know

wake me when it’s over
tell me I’m all right
tell me this was just a dream
a dream I had last night
I can feel our spirit
moving underground
I can feel them closing in
about to drag me down

I want to know why
I want to know why
I want to know why
Track Name: Posthuman [Marilyn Manson]
she’s got eyes like Zapruder
and a mouth like heroin
she wants me to be perfect like Kennedy
this isn’t God
this isn’t God
this isn’t God
this isn’t God
God is just a statistic
God is just a statistic

say, “show me the dead stars
“all of them sing”
this is a riot, religious and clean

God is a number you cannot count to
you are posthuman and hardwired

she’s pilgrim and pagan
and softworn and social
in all of her dreams she’s a saint like Jackie O
this isn’t God
this isn’t God
this isn’t God
this isn’t God
God is just a statistic
God is just a statistic

say, “show me the dead stars
“all of them sing”
this is a riot, religious and clean

God is a number you cannot count to
you are posthuman and hardwired
Track Name: We Could Be Landowners [Miranda Sound]
(go Ohio)

made it enchanted by decisive decision
I get affectionate when I am drunk or sad
collage, assemble habit
work your vices
install granite

living a safety valve
(not some nothing)
we could be landowners
(not some nothing)
we can be satisfied by our talk radio

a silver chin-strap helmet
closet, gosling down
I broke a branch to walk
through Lincoln to the lot
a photo boxed away since 2017
some ringtone vanity
a hope left open like a faucet

given a safety valve
(not some nothing)
we could be landowners
(not some nothing)
we could be nothing much and mature as we go
(not some nothing)
living the safety valve
(not some nothing)
we could be driving over the fuzz radio
the fuzz radio
Track Name: Armageddon [CocoRosie]
when the lights came on in the middle of the night
what I should do with my life
how I should spend my time
I’ll be a stockbroker and I’ll get me a wife
have the diamonds cut
and have the diamonds

let’s all gather at Times Square
let’s all say a prayer
for Walter Disney and Mike Tyson
at Madison Square Garden

when the lights came on in the middle of the night
what I should do with my life
how I should spend my time
I’ll be a stockbroker and I’ll get me a wife
have the diamonds cut
and have the diamonds

Jesus says they’re a girl’s best friend
and, hell, they’ll last forever
and Jesus says, “now take her hand
“raise this harlot’s bastard son”

when the lights came on in the middle of the night
what I should do with my life
how I should spend my time
I’ll be a stockbroker and I’ll get me a wife
have the diamonds cut
and have the diamonds

and afterwards we’ll all go to hell
when the money’s all spent
when the money’s all gone
there’ll be a place for us at heaven’s gate
waiting for us on layaway

when the lights came on in the middle of the night
what I should do with my life
how I should spend my time
I’ll be a stockbroker and I’ll get me a wife
have the diamonds cut
and have the diamonds

oh, what a pity the world’s not white
oh, what a shame I don’t have blue eyes
God must have been colorblind
if I made the world it would be all white
oh, what a pity the world’s not white
oh, what a shame I don’t have blue eyes
God must have been colorblind
if I made the world it would be all white
if I made the world
if I made the world
if I made the world
it would be all white

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