The Free Algebro Album Sampler

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    Some favorites from The Algebro Album plus a live track from a show at Schuba's in Chicago. ENJOY

     

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released January 1, 2011

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Track Name: strangest girl i've ever known
How else could I arrive
A puff of smoke in black and white
Three days without a razor
And a breath that catches fire

How else could I survive
The shadows of the city night
Will they embrace me like
The strangest girl I've ever known

My old man walked a beat
Before you pushed a button to cross the street
Back then you just moved your feet
After you looked both ways

She was three when I was five
When I was one she wasn't alive
Now she's grown - she's caught my eye
She's the strangest girl I've ever known

How she screamed and she cursed
When I claimed to be her's
Then she swore that she was mine too
Track Name: good gumshoe
You were so convinced when you slit your wrists
That you were doing the right thing
Like when the evangelist left his fingerprints
Where he never should've been in the first place
And you had to take the case.
You were wearing a wire.
You were singing in the choir.
You had us all thinking you were going right wing,
But you never retired. You were always for hire. Undercover in the congregation.
You're on the prowl for some salvation
And like a good gumshoe, you always come through. Like a good gumshoe, no one can lose you.

Songs of suicide, songs of private eyes,
A little strange but it's got a nice ring
Like the alibi that poor preacher tried saying
I never could've touched your daughter
I was way too busy blessing holy water.
But he was caught red-handed
And he was reprimanded,
But you were down despite everything.
It's not the way you planned it.
You couldn't understand it,
And the note read - That's the way it goes.
First your money, then your clothes.
But I like a good gumshoe, you always come through.
Like a good gumshoe, no one could lose you.

So, I made a few mistakes
Since I tried to take your place,
But I learned alot since then.
The old man had a face
From another time and place,
And that's the memory of the mystery.
You two had a history,
And like a good gumshoe, you always come through.
Like a good gumshoe, no one can lose.
A good gumshoe who always comes through.
Like a good gumshoe, no one could lose you,
But we all did toda
Track Name: algebro is king
There I go again
To the dreamland where I'm perfect
There I go again
To the world where Algebro is king
But I can't stand the fame
I can't stand making songs rhyme
Someone's always there
Eyeing me the whole time
Blue ribbon baby
Another mother's envy
Can you cross your eyes
Roll your tongue
And turn the globe
To where you're from
I could be a stranger with candy palms
Watching from my van when your shadow's long
So long shadow so long

But what's around the corner
Is it bad or good
Does it mean what it should
Or will it stand in the corner

But there I go again
To the dreamland where I'm perfect
There I go again
To the world where Algebro is king
But I can't stand the fame
I can't stand making songs rhyme
Someone's always there
Eyeing me the whole time
Blue ribbon baby
Let's throw a party
With a homeless clown
Carnival glass
And pin the tail on the ass' ass
I could be a stranger with candy palms
Watching from my van when your shadow's long
So long shadow so long