Big Cinnamon

by Agony Aunts

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ALL SONGS BY AGONY AUNTS (c) 2013 BIG CINNAMON SOUNDS

MYSTERY LAWN MUSIC

"You're So Vague" video produced and directed by Bobby Chastain.

youtu.be/Cr79rJ0dbeM

"Mother Make Sleep" video produced and directed by Heirloom Kate.

youtu.be/jnUcVn3Noy0

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released 22 September 2013
AGONY AUNTS BIG CINNAMON

STARRING
KC BOWMAN as Kaiser Buttonwillow; KARLA KANE as Heirloom Kate; KHOI HUYNH as Gil Sans-Heron; CHARLIE CRABTREE as Johnny the Space Commander

FEATURING
ALLEN CLAPP as Sensu Al; WILLIAM CLEERE as Ben E. Hana-Polaroid; JERI SYKES as Baddha LaDuppe; GIL RAY as Gilaboo "Skinny" Oldman; BRADLEY SKAUGHT as Ron Wouldn't; and ANTON BARBEAU as himself

PRODUCED BY AGONY AUNTS
Recorded at Timber Trout Studios, Oakland Calif.

Additional recording in Redwood City, Berlin and Sacramento.

MASTERED BY
MYLES BOISEN, Headless Buddha Mastering Lab

ALBUM DESIGN
PAUL KAGIWADA for pkwy. design

PHOTOGRAPHY
Andrew Widdowson, APW Photography

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Track Name: Twenty-four Mergansers
I’m your new merganser, the answer to all your prayers
I’m adding on, Paddington Bear
Chapel of the Chimes, you’re the apple, the orange, the lime
Disturbing me inside the badger’s lair

Every sacred mushroom that you toss
In the river that I float across
Leads me to the shore, with the other 24
On your banks I roost forevermore

We're your new mergansers, from Cancer to Capricorn
we're following, wallowing, sworn
Bottom of the hill, we’re the autumn in March and April
Drifting from the places we were born

Every holy mountain you can climb
In the parks of regents spinning rhymes
Leads me to the hive with the other 25
Where she watches bees and bonnets thrive

These are true mergansers, the manservants serving
Til you've swallowed up hollowed out shells
Lady of the lake, for the sake of the summer drake
Believe me they've got stories left to tell

Every orb that twinkles in the sky
Insomuch as we can see them shine
Leads me here, betwixt all the other 26
At least it's what the picture still depicts
Track Name: Family Drugs
We'll take your family drugs
The great dissolver of I
You disregard what I say.
Guard what I say? I guard what I say.
Do you deliberate truth?
Liberate truth.

How do you deal with your spaniel rage?
In perfect places you habitate
Will you abstain to your heart's content?
Each one of you is the royal them.

Bottle it up

We'll take your family drugs
The great connector of us, The nectar of us.
You gave me all that you gave
And all that you gave is all that you gave
Do you endear to be you?
Dear to be you.
You're dear to me, you.

How do you deal with your spaniel rage
Now that you've built your resplendent cage?
Will you escape from your locked-up den?
Try to retain all your thoughts and jest.

Bottle it up.
Track Name: Big Cinnamon
I deal in the difficult times of day
I've got no up to keep, no bills to pay
I steal what neitherwise might decay
Speak juvenile politics and keep them all away

I've got no devil-headed views
And no Luciferous ways until you give me cues
We all try to share your schemes-come-true
And no more sordid things
At least you'll say it too.

I know all about being a very good guest
Oh yes
But I think that trouble is on the way
I've been productive, I've been saved
Still, you make me think beyond today

You'd say Big Cinnamon's dispossessed
When turned-out pockets reveal there ain't nothin' left
Who plays most everything close to vest?
With so much talent concealed, deceit beyond regret

I'm sort of scared of what you'll do
If this is all the same, I think you're past your due
We all try to make appeasement true
And no more torpid scenes, at least you'll say it too.

I know all about being a very good guest
Oh yes
But I think that trouble is on the way
I've been productive, I've been saved
Still, you make me think beyond today
I think beyond today.
Track Name: Back To Back Bill
Lone Ranger, the overture's over
Known strangers, betroth to Jehovah
Bill tell me this
What now?
You bow before the hat in the square?

One arrow, you aim for the Apple
Song sparrows escape from the castle
Do a double take
Skip town
With every man to meet your despair

Ad libs and comical lies
Inadvisable schemes and the need to survive alone
Bad dreams and karma collide
When you die for what you live for

Beyond what kills 'em
Back to back William Tells
The out and out wisdom
Back to back William Tells

Found fables remain for the proving
Round table the motion for moving
Bill tell me this
Why not?
You sleep for years inside of a cave?

Swiss peasants, we need you to wake up
Incessantly wait for the shake-up
Tyrannicide
Three shots
Foretell the tale you read from the grave

I've seen the ravens arrive
On the side of good deeds
That you need to provide yourself
The yonder light that you softly could break
Is alive in what you kill for

The out and out wisdom
Back to back William Tells
Beyond what kills 'em
Back to back William Tells
Track Name: Undecimber
I traveled to the end of time, beyond the 13th moon
Seeking out the largest prime, the year ended too soon
Another month would be sublime, the other side of June
Undecimber, hear my tune

The ancient Roman calendar, Intercalaris Prior
The aging roaming scavenger lets Vulcan share his fire
The vagrant roaring amateur, he preaches ere his choir
Undecimber, now transpire

Undecimber what do you mean?
Literally 11, but to you 13
Undecimber where do you stay?
Between New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Undecimber what's your Abraxas?
Synodic months and extra taxes
Undecimber when are you seen?
7 years out of every 19

You ventured to the end of days, beyond the 13th sun
Seeking out the largest maze, the extra time was won
Another month would be a phase to cherish what was done
Undecimber, be the one
Track Name: We Got The Jekyll
We're not the types who build you up
But we sanction the flutter in your fife
We know you'd like to trade your luck
in for wild and ingenious blight

We're your own feelings
And we got the Jekyll in your Hyde

While you pry them loose
You stumble around, you twist
Your lime in your party favor drink
With all of your Bally Table grip

God won't give you the diamonds
until you've depleted their mines of their penny's worth
But the Lord will provide you with endless supplies of dirt

We'll help you out, we'll hoist the beams
And we'll spade up the treasure we can find
We know you've attempted to foil their schemes
but we can't save your bores from the tides

We're your own demons
and we got the Jekyll in your Hyde
While you plunge into the brine in the shaft you filled
You want me document your feat
for all the investors you've bilked

If the pirates on Oak Island had filed their
retirement plans in the money pit

Will the lords have complied with their every demand
Will it fall from their lips like the Masons had planned
Will you bury the truth, will you dig with your hands?
If the Lord will provide you with endless supplies of dirt?
Track Name: Mother Make Sleep
Readers friendly turn the page
Place aside consequence
Leaps of faith
Well you're almost trailing me

Feed your den, employ the knaves
Pay divine heirophants
Keep away
When they're always chasing me

Mother, will you make sleep?
You wear me down
Fortune's wheel lies

Secrets of a lesser breed
Justice, Lovers, Moons agree
Extant fragmentary gleeful tales
Castle-meeting travelers speak
matter, space & time oblique

The writer waits instead of me
for hours in silence

Praetors' men destroy the sage
Push aside common sense
People pray
When they're all unveiling me
Swords and cups and coins and staves
Adeptus mind
Providence
Here today, but tomorrow endless grief
Mother, will you make sleep?
You dare me now
Fortune's wheel lies

Secrets of a greater creed
Empress, Tower, Fool and me
Distant supplemental fearful lies
Never-ending rulers speak
Cleaving up the broods, so weak
The writer waits in front of me
You'll take no license

Teachers gently coin the phrase
Waste your life on the Fence
Steeplechase
Well they're all insane but you
Keep your pen
Enjoy the day
Raise a Flag
Apply for grants
Defeat the prey
Well, they're always chasing you
Mother, will you make sleep?
You wear me down
Fortune's wheel lies
Track Name: Uranium My Love
You wont get patience from me
Know one more taker for thee?
You'll explode all your beakers and be
A physical wonder of science

You conform to the opulence
Couldya stay for the ambulance?
You're the free-market robber to fence
The chemical blunder of Zion

Inner ballast is the winding rope
In depletion of the isotope
You can see it your microscope

Uranium my love

You Orange Whip makers of peace
Once more you brokered for me
You provide all the secret police
The technical part of the puzzle

You control like an optimist
Doesn't help that you're down with this
If you do what you're saying you did
The man and you meet in the middle

In your palace, in your vibrant robes
In the privacy of knights and lords
You can wonder why you bring me more
Track Name: You're So Vague
You say nothing that I need but oh woman
Now you're in my head, twisted and tattered, baby,
It doesn't Matter.

I don't want us to be torn apart but Oh-No,
You can't silence me, Muted and battered.
Baby, Just wait and see.

Cause there's precious little time, to decode what you say to me
And its always, In my mind, all the words that you can't set free
And I can't see, you just cast shadows ,
You and me in silent battle.
Let it be or watch this shatter,
Could it be, cause girl, Goddammit! so Vague!
You're so Vague..

You can't close your eyes girl cause you're hoping, that I'll disappear,
You exert power baby, like I don't matter.
Just a word or two could fix things up, but we know, that you'll disappear and leave me to prattle, baby, on Endlessly.

Cause there's precious little time, to decode what you don't say to me
And its always, In my mind, all the words that you can't set free
And I can't see, you just cast shadows
You and me and silent battles
Let it be or watch this shatter, Could it be, cause girl, Goddammit! so Vague? You're so Vague.
Track Name: Laughing At The World
The luscious fields of summer left our thoughts revealed, and so we guessed anew.
After all, we heard the rushing feel of something else,
And what's to be, and what, ourselves, we do
Laughing at the world

There'll be times you'll all but feel outnumbered
There belies all the truth you'll ever tell
How we wish for all the complicated things
All license, fake poetic themes
You take the torch, glow the match, hold it to your feet

The poppy seeds have all been hatched
The wonder wields a small attraction to
The actors and the girls

The mordant freeze of winter's back
Inordinate deeds, they somewhat lack for you
Laughing at the world

There were times we all felt torn asunder
There were lives where we only lived to tell
How we wished for all the somnolence it brings
All life is "take what you can see"
You make the mold, hold the cast, forge it as you please

The autumn tides in sudden ebb
No honey guides, no muddled webs in view
The chamomile is swirled

The southern lights no longer lit
No money buys the love that waits for you
Laughing at the world
Track Name: Cool Fresh Nights
You're all alone, you're in the scene
Recharge your rebel mind, and champion all your queens
Can you feel it running down
Medication absentee

Your tender age acquires shame
Your line of questions, aching minds, all I can claim
If you fear 'em coming 'round
Paying time and shifting blame

Your trouble now was trouble then
You shut the door
No room to bend
You want to get yourself out
Into cool fresh nights

You're gettin' good at being found
Keep conscientious track of goals on separate rounds
Any time you feel afraid
Never lose an inch of ground

You leave it alone, in the loneliest way
Shrinking violet frieze on display
You're promising this and you promise me that
But you'll probably screen us away

You struggle now, you struggle then
You pace the floor, you make amends
You wanna get the hell out into cool fresh nights