Pictures of the Moon

by Captain Automatic

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Recorded at Hot Pie, Pasadena; Rockets Red Glare, Culver City; and The Ship, Los Angeles in 2006-7

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released December 20, 2007

Josh Kamensky: Vox, guitars, accordion, wurlitzer
Leigh Bardugo: Vox
Michael Pessah: Bass
Dan Braun: Drums

All songs by Josh Kamensky except New Hampshire Rodeo by Josh Kamensky with Michael Pessah

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Track Name: After Yesterday's Crash
MY YOUNGER BROTHER CRASHED YOUR FATHER'S OLDSMOBILE
HE SAID THIS IS NOT A TEST
HE GOT OUT AND SAID I KINDA LIKED THE WAY THAT FEELS
THIS IS NOT A TEST

AND I SAW YOU ON THE DOCKS
YOU WERE WEARING A RED BANDANNA
AND YOU SHOWED ME PICTURES OF THE MOON

AFTER YESTERDAY'S CRASH
NO ONE FEELS LIKE BREAKFAST
AFTER YESTERDAY'S CRASH
NO ONE FEELS LIKE MUCH
AFTER YESTERDAY'S CRASH .....

MY LITTLE SISTER SAW THE TWISTED CHARRED REMAINS
SAIL THAT SHIT AWAY
SHE'D ALWAYS HAD A PECULIAR INTEREST IN TRAINS
SAIL THAT SHIT AWAY

MAMA TOOK THE LAST TRAIN TO CHICAGO
STAY WITH ME TONIGHT
SHE MET A MAN WHO'D BEEN TO SEE
THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BALL MADE OF JUST BARBED WIRE
STAY WITH ME TONIGHT
Track Name: The Recognitions
WHAT DO YOU
RECOGNIZE
IN THESE HUNDRED THOUSAND LIES
WITH YOUR MODERN EYES

FOR PERFECTION
I HAVE TRADED
RECOGNITION
I HAVE WAITED FOR

FOR EVERLASTING FAME
WILL EVER BE DENIED
RECOGNITION
OF MY HAND IF NOT MY LIFE

YOU SAY, FOR ALL YOU’VE GOT
YOU SAVED FOR ALL YOU GOT
YOU SAVOR ALL YOU’VE GOT
ALL YOU FORGOT
ALL YOU FORGOT
ALL YOU FORGOT
Track Name: New Hampshire Rodeo
(no chord) C /
Oh New Hampshire
F /
In a million shades of green
C /
Take me further
F /
Leave me somewhere in between
Am G/B F /
young and old
Am G/B C F/C /
Let me stay until the air turns cold

Am G/B F /
Go to sleep, you're here
Am G/B F /
Let your childhood sorrows disappear

Go to sleep, it's late
Watch your childhood wounds disintegrate

F /

C F
And Michaela sees me (ba da ba ba)
C F
In a million shades of skin
C F
Michaela sees me (ba da ba ba)
C F
Backing up we may begin
Am G/B F /
I can feel your pain
Am G/B C F /
I may never hear those words again

Oh New Hampshire
In a village by a lake
Put me under
Show me where I used to break
my small heart
Can you find me through the years we've been apart

Go to sleep, you're here
Let your childhood sorrows disappear

Go to sleep, it's late
Watch your childhood wounds disintegrate

Am G/B F /
Go to sleep with me

And Michaela sees me (ba da ba ba)
In a million shades of skin
Michaela sees me (ba da ba ba)
Backing up we may begin

Em C Am G
A continent's span, a welcoming hand, a face
Em C Am Bb- F Gsus G
A decade or more from here to your shore to fall into your embrace

And Michaela sees me (ba da ba ba)
In a million shades of skin
Michaela sees me (ba da ba ba)
Backing up we may begin
Michaela sees me (ba da ba ba)
ba da ba ba...
Track Name: Jenny Says
G A Bb C
D F C A G A Bb C
PEOPLE WERE KIND THEN THEY’RE ANIMALS NOW
D F C A G A Bb C
DON’T GO TO TOWN THEY GOT TROUBLES IN TOWN
D F C A G A Bb C
A GOOD EDUCATION IS THE PATH TO SUCCESS
D F C A G A Bb C D E F G
THE NEW GENERATION IS A SEXIFIED MESS
Am C
WHATEVER JENNY SAYS, GOES
F D
AND NO ONE WILL BE THE WISER
Am C
WHATEVER JENNY SAYS, GOES
F D
AND NO ONE WILL BE THE WISER
Am C
WHATEVER JENNY SAYS, GOES
F D
AND NO ONE WILL BE THE, NO ONE WILL BE THE, NO ONE WILL BE THE

(REPEAT)

OLDIES BREAK: F / C / Dm / A Bb :|| (same chords til end)

JENNY SAYS, JENNY SAYS, JENNY SAYS, JENNY EH-OH

JENNY SAYS, JENNY SAYS, JENNY SAYS, EH OH

(REPEAT)

GENESIS GENESIS GENESIS JENNY EH-OH

GENESIS, GENESIS UH UH UH OH

(REPEAT)

Bass, drums drop out:
I GET HARD MY KNEES GO WEAK
DISCARD IDEOLOGICAL CRITIQUE
JAW SLACK DOWN ON MY KNEES
PREPARE FOR WISDOM I RECEIVE
Track Name: Equanimity
EQUANIMITY

G
it's a pleasant confusion with no resolution in sight
all your temperature readings have been slightly misleading despite all this breathing and this velvety night

C
though you've tried to make a bed for me
i've been thrown off my legs by your bounding sea
G
but you bring me home in your
equanimity

G
Gentle now, patience now, gentle now, patience now
Am Bm C D
don't ask how ... or why ... or who ... are you
G
patience now, gentle now, patience now, oh and how
Am Bm C D C/E D/F#
could we find ... some other.. way .. to ... do ... you

I can taste your reaction, but I'm getting no traction this time
i could blame the ship sinking on my damn overthinking or the same thing that's kinking up my body and mind

there's a sweeping feeling deep in me
sees me lose my towering solidity
but you bring me home in your ... equanimity

Gentle now, patience now, gentle now, patience now
don't ask how .. or why ... or who ... are you
patience now, gentle now, patience now, oh and how
could we find some other way to ... do ... you
Track Name: All Your Wendys
WHEN WE LAST HAD LEFT OFF
HAD YOU LIT OFF FOR THE WEST
DREAMING OF UNCONQUERED NATIONS
WITH A WILTING MEMORY
AND A WILLING GIRL
WE MIGHT CALL WENDY
WE PICK UP OUR HISTORY
ILLITERATE, BORN OF FRUSTRATION
TIME REGAINED, HOW TIME FLIES
DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT YOUR ALIBI
DELIVER ME BEFORE I DIE
TO THE DAUGHTERS OF UNCONQUERED NATIONS
NOW TURNPIKES TURN TO NIGHTMARES
AND ALL ROADS LEAD TO HOMES
WENDYS BECOME WOMEN WHERE YOU ROAM
AND ALL THE WORLD'S YOUR HOLSTER
KEEP YOUR WEAPON COOL
WENDYS HALF-FORGOTTEN WILL KNOW YOU
NA NA NA HEY HEY HEY
HYMNALS OPEN! PAGE FIFTEEN.
SING TO ME THAT THINGS ARE WHAT THEY SEEM.
TURNPIKES WAKE YOU FROM YOUR DREAMS
GARDENS LIE UNDER YOUR ROADWAYS
THOUGH YOU'LL NEVER SHED A TEAR
FOR THIS OPPOSITE OF A FRONTIER
SET ASIDE THAT WHICH APPEARS IN YOUR DUST-COVERED TROPHIES OF GLORY DAYS
(THE SAME HAND HOLDS YOU AS THE HAND THAT LETS YOU GO)