How Not To Be Lonely

by Coyote Armada

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Coyote Armada is Bob Barrick, Josh Turner, Craig Middleton, Reid Swenson, Patterson Day, Phillip Janz, Sam Dorrance, and so much more. All lyrics on this album are works of fiction.

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released 21 December 2014

Recorded July 2013 - August 2014

Music and lyrics by Bob Barrick

Produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Sam Dorrance

Additional engineering by Andy Hesik on "The Ballad of Edward Snowden"

Additional engineering by Josh Turner on "Unincorporated" and "The Snake of James Dean"

Additional percussion on "The Ballad of Edward Snowden" by Andy Hesik

Trumpet on "The Ballad of Edward Snowden" performed by Wesley Sexton

Additional vocals on "Colorado" by Kelly Oden and Sam Dorrance

Music for "The Snake of James Dean" by Josh Turner
Lyrics by Bob Barrick

Additional vocals on "Anderson" by Sam Dorrance"

Cover design by Sam Dorrance

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Coyote Armada is a folk band from the Crossroads of America.

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Track Name: The Ballad of Edward Snowden
I was born
I was never born
I was never born
To lead

I was shot
On the National Mall
In 1963
I bled out on the street
They put it all up on T.V.

[Chorus]

I need someone
Who really knows my name
To tell me I'm insane
For saying all these things
That put me in my grave
And it's so lonely
Martyring myself
Abraham Lincoln
Edward Joe Snowden
I hope I go to hell

I was born
I was never born
I was never born
To lead

[Chorus]
Track Name: Unincorporated
Cheaper go the children and
When they first walked in
I guess it's true
I guess it's true

Cut me with a credit card
Snort me like a soldier in a tomb
I guess it's true

Maybe I'm more to blame than most
Maybe my work is unincorporated

Speakers bump a burnt out man
Dishes sound like windmills I've blown through
I guess it's true

Capture me on photograph
I'll be looking at the lens and through

Maybe I'm more to blame than most
Maybe my work is unincorporated

Man I got no discipline, yeah

Maybe I'm more to blame than most
Maybe my work is unincorporated
Track Name: Colorado
All along this western field
Bison blew to cross
Colorado

I've never been but I've heard before
My spirit flew out west
Colorado

I will not die in a dime store
I will not be where I'm not needed

Busted cars are the homes I've roamed
All my scenes out west
Colorado

City streets hold the water I've seen
All my scenes out west
Colorado

I will not die in a dime store
I will not be where I'm not needed anymore

All along this western field
Bison blew to cross
Colorado
Track Name: Crime Wave
I've had lovers here before you
Do I fear I'm not enough?
I could talk to you for hours
But I'll never win your love

I've been lonesome for so long now
Right on with the wave of crime
And I'd rather be imprisoned
Than to die without a bride

Heaven knows where I may find you
Maybe I'm already found
I wish someone would implore me
To take the sad out of my sound

I'm a goner, girl, won't you call my mother?
Tell her that I found my love in time
And I spent my life just learning
I'm right on with the wave of crime
Track Name: Eli Lilly
Well I fall down to my knees and I pray to the lord of all things
I ask him for a wristwatch and some change to fill my jeans
I 'aint goin' hungry
But won't you take pity over me, Lord?

Well I'm piss drunk on an airplane 30,000 feet above sea
Turbulence starts shaking me from my economy seat
Lord I'm just a poor boy, can't you tell from the size of my wings?

Jesus was a healer before we cured leprosy
When I take a cab downtown it's all Eli Lilly
Funded and entrusted city government buildings
I 'aint scared of dyin'
But when I go
Don't let the pharmacy take me
Track Name: How Not To Be Lonely
I know how not to be lonely
Have another smoke, and then go to bed
Count time by the cracks in the ceiling
I should have followed you when you left

I know how not to be stoic
Tell myself that someday I'd lose my guilt
Crack off all this tar that I'm stowing
Steal away to some copper rusted hills

Trip D and vibe on the moment
Lose myself in a puddle on the deck
Whoa Reid won't you tell me what this is?
Chew the moss that's growing on my back
Lost my leg in North Carolina
Falling down the Appalachian Trail
Back home in Indiana
Shoot some whiskey and eat some Hydro pills

I know how not to be lonely, yeah

I know how not to be lonely
Shoot some whiskey and eat some Hydro pills
I know how not to be lonely
Eat some Hydro pills

I know how not to be lonely, yeah
Eat some Hydros
Track Name: Aliaday
Wasted days and I see you 'fraid of the cross-stitch on your lip
Catch a bus for the west side of Texas, 'gonna watch me an execution
When he rides you know the smoke it fills his eyes
I'm gonna wish that I, wish I was dead
While away in my heart aliaday
They'll say "boy, where have you been?"

[Chorus]

Whoa me it seems I haven't seen you for so long
If I throw myself out the window, will you still be gone?

I drop a nanodrone right into my blood flow
Just to write myself a map
And I cut my gums I get a transmission
"You don't know what you have left"

While away in my veins aliaday
They'll say "boy, where have you been?"
In a cemetery building me a sanctuary with the skin I peeled from my friends

[Chorus]
Track Name: Colorblind
Tried my best
Best to stay contented
Often falls short sometimes
I tried to win the fight with Lennox Lewis
If I beat Lennox Lewis, is it a hate crime?

[Chorus]

He's got titles undisputed
He's a whole fourteen wins ahead of me
He's got gold and silver medals
But I can't see the colors that went into their creation

They're linin' up
Outside Ceasar's Palace
Posting bets from the telephones
I show up, acting like I matter
Acting like I matter, but I'm KO'ed

[Chorus]
Track Name: The Snake of James Dean
I am bleeding from my feet
Leaving trails in the sand
So you can follow and find me here

Leaning off the end of a pier
Watching shadows of bull sharks feed

And I hush them at their reeling
I wanna hear the fishes screaming
I wanna know if my blood is a fluid as that
Which flows through the Gulf of Mexico

I am standing on some peak
Appalachian breathing fog
Am I no better than the masses below?

Kneeling to their Gods, singing hymns as old as them
Oh so frightened that it's never enough

And I hush them at their singing
I wanna hear the people screaming
I wanna know if my blood is as fluid as that which flows through the air in Carolina

Won't you let me off, yes I think I got a girl I need to see
I need to see
No one ever told me that there 'aint no doin' harm in being free
In being free
Track Name: Anderson
So you talk about leaving home
But you're too scared to go
MegaBus has got tickets for dollars
But you're too poor to board

[Chorus]

I'll go instead of you
I'll go instead of you
Yes I do

Everything that's east of here has at least 20 stories
I will climb up every flight oh to find out mine, to find out mine

Everything that's east of here has at least 20 stories
I will climb up every flight oh to find out mine, to find out mine

[Chorus]