The Complicated Futility of Ignorance and Bliss

by Danger Death Ray

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credits

released April 6, 2013

Jim Wadsworth – Lead Vocals (6, 12), Drums, Guitars (6, 12), Vocals
Jesse Van Sickle – Lead Vocals (11), Guitars (11), Mandolins (11), Vocals
Davey Death Ray – Vocals, Bass (10), Monologue (7)
Yarn F. Miners – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Basses, Piano, Autoharp, Organ, Percussion, Vocals
Rebecca Wood – Vocals, Viola & String Arrangements (3, 7, 8, 9, 13)
Chris Murra – Vocals, Lead Electric Guitar (2, 8)
Ekatrina Sotomayor – Vocals, Monologue (1), Jokes
Carrie Z – Vocals, DIO
Sam Fisher – Vocals
Vince Furrillo – Pedal Steel (2)
Christian Lyons – Trumpet (9)

Music by Danger Death Ray. Lyrics by Yarn, Jim.

Recorded and Produced by Danger Death Ray.

Mixed and Mastered by Robert Bartleson at Haywire Recording.
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Illustrations by Whorehouse Lucky Nick Parmentier from the book Bedtime for Kittums.

Layout/design by Jim Wadsworth & Yarn.

Free download @ dangerdeathray.bandcamp.com

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Thanking them and you.

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Track Name: Yellow Typewriter
yellow typewriter writing love letters to everyone that i ever knew
Track Name: Dear Music
music, dear music
i’ve got a dirty little secret
you’ve got a dirty little secret
let’s see what trouble we can find

dear music, dear music
dear rock and roll blues
i’ll bring the bottle if you bring the beers
we’ll drink til nothing’s clear

and see what trouble we can find

dear music, dear music
dear soul and good country
i’ll bring the bag if you bring the papers
we’ll get silly on smoke and vapors

and see what trouble we can find
Track Name: Winter Flowers
it’s gonna take some time to say i’m sorry
when my heart is saying tie a rope to the back of the bus
it’s gonna take some time to say i’m sorry when my canteen is lying
it’s lying shattered on the ground

i climbed to the top of the water tower
just to write your name next to mine and parch our thirst
had to climb back up and erase those words and get more water
when you stole my food and totally ditched me

i picked you some winter flowers i held them in my hands
i tried to teach you to make a bow
but you stole my wool blanket leaving me so cold
Track Name: Wicked Bad Air
when i was a kid i used to sing to trees
and late at night was when they sing back
and when i was a kid i used to talk to my cats
and all day long they would speak back

but then i went to church and i went to school
and that’s where i learned
that trees and cats don’t talk
and that’s where i learned about the golden rule:
those with the gold they fucking rule and not in a good way

and now i’m having dreams about dams exploding
and now i’m having dreams about skyscrapers tumbling
and now i’m having dreams about salmon returning
and now i’m having dreams that civilization is ending

wicked bad air
Track Name: Dragons Awoke
dragons awoke and took to the sky
spit fire and smoke and we cried:
are they our friends? or enemies?
dragons awoke

we thought them good as they burned zombies
but they littered the land with the bones of our beloved
dragons awoke

dragons awoke and took to the sky
we were in awe of their flight
we kissed the ground, we hid in caves
when dragons awoke

dragons awoke
Track Name: Omaha
i know it’s going to take awhile
four years and sixteen hundred miles
but when you say it like that it seems so far away
and long distance love is so cliche

but i can’t put my finger on it
but somehow my dreams came true
you’ll be flying in from omaha
i’ll be flying down to omaha

i’m just your average lonely man
perpetually a one-night-stand
but that night last new year’s eve
we kissed til 3 am
and now this broken heart is beginning to end

i can’t put my finger on it
but somehow my dreams came true
you’ll be flying in from omaha
i’ll be flying down to omaha

i can’t put my finger on it
but somehow my dreams came true
you’ll be flying in from omaha
i’ll be flying down to omaha
Track Name: Riffs Like Than Only Happen in Dreams
i was sorry to see drones over our skyline
i was sorry to hear nuclear bombs as they fell
through the roof where we once stood
i was sorry to feel the steel bridge as it fell

so sorry to see

so sorry to see
Track Name: Will the Circle Be Awoken?
i was standing by the ocean on a cold and cloudy day
when i saw that hearse come rolling to carry my mother away
will the circle be unbroken? by and by y’all by and by
there’s no better home awaiting in the sky y’all in the sky
well, i told that undertaker : “undertaker, please drive slow. for that body you are hauling, oh, i hate to see it go.” will the circle be awoken? by and by y’all by and by there’s no better home awaiting in the sky no in the sky

i went home, y’all, home was lonesome
for my mother she was gone
all my brothers, sisters crying:
“what a home so sad and alone.”

will the circle be awoken? by and by y’all by and by there’s no heaven no home awaiting
in the sky no in the sky
Track Name: Zombie Sibling Song
i was thinking of when i saw your face after all those years
in that alley out west
you poked your head above the dumpster
with a moldy loaf of bread and grinned ear to ear

as stenches surrounded us you took my hand and we ran all night
in the morning we were alive

we found a tree fort and built a fire
it turned into a funeral pyre for all our past grudges
we smoked two joints and drank a beer
ate rancid bacon the sky was clear
the stars came out and you said:

if we’re all dying i’m so fucking glad i got to see this world with you