Nowhere Is Somewhere

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released February 1, 2017

1. Last Ship from the Old World
Matt Oleksa: vocals, guitars, percussion
Doug Graupe: backup vocals, drums, guitars, bass, keyboard (midi)

2. Famous for No One
Doug Graupe: vocals, drums, guitars, bass
Matt Oleksa: guitars, piano, harmonica, percussion

3. Maliblues
Matt Oleksa: vocals, guitars
Doug Graupe: backup vocals, drums, guitar, bass, keyboard (midi)

4. Against the River
Doug Graupe: vocals, guitar, drums, bass, harmonica
Matt Oleksa: backup vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica

5. Virginia
Matt Oleksa: vocals, guitars, harmonica, percussion
Doug Graupe: backup vocals, slide guitar, drums, percussion, keyboard (midi)

6. Exquisite Carcass
Doug Graupe: vocals, guitars, banjo, violin, drums
Matt Oleksa: backup vocals, guitar, zither, percussion, bass

7. Nowhere Is Somewhere (My Petunia)
Matt Oleksa: vocals, guitars, drums, piano
Doug Graupe: backup vocals, guitars, keyboard (midi)

8. Rolling Fog
Matt Oleksa: vocals, guitars, bass, piano, percussion
Doug Graupe: backup vocals, drums, guitar, bass

9. Olive
Matt Oleksa: vocals, guitars, harmonica, brushes
Doug Graupe: backup vocals, bass, drums

10. This Town Is Strange
Matt Oleksa: vocals, guitars, percussion, harmonica
Doug Graupe: drums, banjo, guitar, chimes

11. Wide Ocean
Doug Graupe: vocals, guitars, drums, bass
Matt Oleksa: backup vocals, guitar, harmonica
Wild dogs: howls and moans

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Track Name: Last Ship from the Old World
Tattooed to her shoulder —
The anchor that couldn’t hold her
Old enough to be too young
Ended up where she’d begun
Horizon—none to one—dissolvin’ in the sinkin’ sun
Yonder there she goes
Yonder there she goes
The last ship from the old world
The last ship from the old world
The last ship from the old world

Tollin’ the morning hours
The docks showered with flowers
Sisyphus and the ghost
Trollin’ up and down the coast
Castin’ blind in hopes to hook what was forsook and can’t be took
Yonder there she goes
Yonder there she goes
The last ship from the old world
The last ship from the old world
The last ship from the old world
Track Name: Famous for No One
There’s lines on my face that I’m not drawing
There’re cats on my roof that I’m not calling
It’s been twenty years and I’m still falling
It’s been twenty years and I’m still famous for no one

One was enough, so I took another
And suddenly wondered if I’ve been underwater
This whole time
This whole while

Famous for no one

I think I was born in a portrait of another
Man or mammal or mama’s brother
Began to think, then I took another
And one was good, so I took another

Famous for no one
Famous for no one

There’s lines on my face that I’m not drawing
There’re cats on my roof that I’m not calling
It’s been twenty years and I’m still falling
It’s been twenty years and I’m still falling
It’s been twenty years and I’m still famous
It’s been twenty years and I’m still famous for no one
Track Name: Maliblues
Kinda painless kind of pain
Poolside, and the rain is
Breakin’ through
Maliblues

Got soaked in the motion
Of her third eye’s endless ocean
Sucked into
Maliblues

You tied me down
You tied me down
You set me free
You tied me down
You set me free

You tied me down
You tied me down
You set me free
You tied me down
You set me free

They told me you sold me
For thirty and thirty only
Ain’t it true?
Maliblues

You tied me down
You tied me down
You set me free
You tied me down
You set me free

You tied me down
You tied me down
You set me free
You tied me down
You set me free
Track Name: Against the River
When I walk, I walk past the old marina
I see Don, I say, “Hi”
When I walk though the valley
There’s no valley anymore

When I walk past friends and family
I say, “Bye, so long”
When I pass the old farmland zoo
“Please, rabbit, how do you do?”

I’m going against that old river
I’m going back to the memory
I’m going against that old river
I’m going back to that memory

There’s always that blue house swept out to sea
Old San Francisco somewhere behind me
There’s inquisition and indecision
“Philadelphia, hello”

I’m going against that old river
I’m going back to the memory
I’m going against that old river
I’m going back to that memory
I’m going against that old river
I’m going back to the memory
I’m going against that old river
I’m going back to that memory
Track Name: Virginia
You with your turquoise, your Rolls Royce, your bubblin’ champagne
You with your Turkish delights and your olives from Spain
It takes one to know one and you’re one
And I’m one and the sun’s callin’
Red rover, come over, Virginia

You can tell in your portraits they sell in the streets, oh, you’ve been tamed
Life on the mansion and its endless expansion gets lame
It takes one to know one and you’re one
And I’m one and the sun’s callin’
Red rover, come over, Virginia
Track Name: Exquisite Carcass
Dark-haired woman
Nightly discrepancies between the light
And the dark of you

Cold-bone electric signs
Of neon pasts
And Day-Glo times of yore
I’ll take your teeth too

Red star falling from
My reason rising
Rising on my seas
Do what you want to be

Exquisitely in carcass form
Running from the idling engine of always
Now she’s got all she’s got to do
Track Name: Nowhere Is Somewhere (My Petunia)
Yup, you guessed it – 3rd Ward Station
Knee-deep in miscalculation
Less than forty, more than seven?
All doggy-dogs go to heaven
Big ones, fat ones, purdy one, and little ones
Twig ones, rat ones, sturdy ones, and brittle ones
And me? I’m somewhere in-between
The hound and the pit if you get what I mean

But it’s alright because I know
Nowhere is still somewhere to go
My petunia
I don’t get too high, I don’t get too low
I know nowhere is somewhere to go
My petunia

Ever since I was born I’ve always been
A minute behind the one I’m in
A foot in front of the sidewalk endin’
Ever-present in the fall beginnin’
Well, take it, leave it, but man too your grip
Gonna loosen, gonna slip
Like a bra strap down a shoulder blade
Like a moonbeam through a beat-up shade

But it’s alright because I know
Nowhere is still somewhere to go
My petunia
I don’t get too high, I don’t get too low
I know nowhere is somewhere to go
My petunia
Track Name: Rolling Fog
Juliet, violets
Scattered all around your blues
Before you go I need you to know
You forgot your shoes
And speakin’ of love up above —
Doves tangled up in smoke
Don’t say goodbye like you and I
Ain’t a line in some joker’s joke

Rolls, rolls by my window
Rolls, rolls by my window
Rolls Turkish-style cigarettes
Vodka straight to forget

Juliet, don’t forget
Wolves don’t know your name
It’s all the same to the untamed
Could I bum a cigarette?
Juliet, at least let me lend you
Some colors from my dreams
Paint the town falling down
Blues and browns, reds and greens

Rolls, rolls by my window
Rolls, rolls by my window
Rolls Turkish-style cigarettes
Vodka straight to forget
Track Name: Olive
Where are you going, Olive?
The knitting mill’s closed
The holes in your alibi already exposed
Follow the mossy trees to where it breaks into ocean
You swallowed the moon, you spit out the noon
You gave the wind motion

And me, I’m the one
Thumbs on my pockets
Fingers curlin’ all around your lockets
Olive, maybe

Silk warm with wearing –
Oh, how could it be?
You! Spicing vodka with the enemy
Creations concocted on gestures mistaken in ballrooms bendin’
The crooner’s croonin’ croon and the message it’s pretendin’

And me, I’m the one
Thumbs on my pockets
Fingers curlin’ all around your lockets
Olive, maybe
Track Name: This Town Is Strange
As soon as I shed this snakeskin I’m leavin’
Be on that first mail train and gone
Just one more trip down to Rita’s
This town is strange
This town is strange

There must be somethin’ in the water
Who done spiked it upstream?
What on earth have we been drinkin’?
This town is strange
This town is strange

The jail door’s been busted wide open
But the inmates, they all hang around
Freemen playin’ dominos and smokin’
This town is strange
This town is strange

The mayor, he’s a werewolf and I’ve been told
He keeps a full moon in a glass
Well-fed with the moths drawn to it
This town is strange
This town is strange

Pancho, can you pass that silver bullet?
How long until a ghost forgets its name?
I could have sworn we’ve been through this
This town is strange
This town is strange
Track Name: Wide Ocean
Nowhere left his place on the table
Written: “One less horse in the stable”
No use looking back for sea change
The bent horizon holds her true name
And there’s only so much a man can take
On dry land
I’m going…
…out on the wide ocean