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IS THE SEASON FOR NEW INCARNATIONS IS THE SEASON OF NO REASON SEEMS IT’S TIME FOR INCARNATIONS IS NOW NIGH FOR NEW FACES LISTEN CHILDREN, BABES AND ACES FURIOUS JOY AND GRIM LOSS EVER THE CHILDREN SHALL PAY THE COST WE NEED A STOCKPILE, A NEW VISION KEEP IT SAFE, PILE IT IN THE CORNER MAN IN HIS FORTRESS, RAINS DOWN DECREES LETS PULL IT ALL DOWN, UNHINGE THAT MORTAR FURIOUS JOY AND GRIM LOSS EVER THE CHILDREN SHALL PAY THE COST OF WHAT WE’VE DONE THE PEOPLE SUFFER AND THEY ALL CRY WILL I FIND SUCCOUR AND A GOOD LIFE? IS THE SEASON OF NO REASON SEEMS IT’S TIME FOR INCARNATIONS IS NOW NIGH FOR NEW FACES LISTEN CHILDREN, BABES AND ACES
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The Fool 04:04
THE FOOL EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE I FEEL LIKE A FOOL, BABY, BABY WHAT CAN I DO? EVERY TIME I CLOSE MY EYES, I SEE YOU, BABY, BABY, WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO? HEE AH LA LA LA HAH LA HEE AH LA IN YOUR SMILE ACROSS THE ROOM, BABY BABY I FEEL GOOD EVERY TIME YOU DRIVE AWAY, I KNOW YOU WON’T BE TRUE, BABY WHAT CAN I DO? A PART OF ME GOES THERE WITH YOU, HEAVYHEARTED AND BLUE HEE AH LA LA LA HAH LA HEE AH LA IN YOUR ARMS, TOO LATE AT NIGHT, UNDER THE CANOPY OF THE STARS THERE’S NO TIME TO MAKE IT RIGHT, MY LOVE TIPS TOWARDS THE MUSE EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE I FEEL LIKE A FOOL, BABY WHAT CAN I DO? EVERY TIME I CLOSE MY EYES, I SEE YOU, WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO? HEE AH LA LA LA LAH
3.
CARLETTA’S IN HATS AGAIN BEAUTIFUL MAN, HER VOICE LIKE A KNIFE HE BLOCKS YOUR VIEW FROM SIGHT THROWING SHADOW ACROSS THE HUMID BASEMENT WHERE THE SINGER SMILES FOR YOU HAPPY BE SEEN AND CARLETTA’S IN HATS AGAIN FOR SHE’S SEEN WITH A DIFFERENT VIEW I WOULD LIKE TO DRESS HER IN FLAME AGAIN FOR CARLETTA’S IN HATS AGAIN OLD SOLDIERS LINE THE WALLS FREAKS TO THE LAST MAN CIRCLE ROUND A BARED CHEST FALLS TO THE FLOOR FOR A PHOTOGRAPH AND WE CHEER HIM ON AND CARLETTA’S IN HATS AGAIN NIGHTGOWN PINK AND GAUZY SCRIBED IN HOMEMADE LETTERS VOICE SEARING THE LAZY CROWD WE FOUR STAND ARRESTED WE FOUR STOOD APART WHEN WE STILL STOOD TOGETHER IN FOREIGN LAND THOSE DAYS HAVE ALL GONE FOR CARLETTA’S IN HATS AGAIN, AGAIN
4.
WHEN MY DAY OF THE CRONE COMES WHEN MY DAY OF THE CRONE COMES WHEN THE CRONE TAKES MY BODY O’ER I’LL NOT CRY, OH I WILL NOT WEEP I’LL NOT CRY, FOR MY ONE TRUE LOVE I WILL DANCE LIKE THE OLD ONES DO LIGHT ON MY FEET I WILL DANCE LIKE THE OLD ONES DO TRANSFORMED AND FREE WHEN MY DAYS OF THE CRONE COME WHEN THE CRONE TAKES MY BODY O’ER I SHALL SPEAK HIGH OH I SHALL SPEAK LOW TONES OF GOLD TO REFLECT THE YEARS I WILL DANCE LIKE THE OLD ONES DO LIGHT ON MY FEET I WILL DANCE LIKE THE OLD ONES DO TRANSFORMED AND FREE
5.
BALLET OF APES BALLET OF APES BRUTE! AND YOU FEEL FEEL SO FINE WALK ON, WALK ON KING’S VOICE TRIPS AND FALTERS AND YOU FEEL GOOD AND YOU FEEL SO FINE WALKING UPHILL
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HEARTBREAK JAZZ HAUNTED BY MY DREAMS, HOW LONG THE DARK NIGHT SEEMS AND ANYWAY IN MY MIND YOU’RE ALREADY GONE SO CLASP A HAND AND WHISPER GOODBYE SO LONG MAY YOUR FEET TRAVEL LIGHT ON THE TRAIL AND ANYWAY IN MY MIND YOU’RE ALREADY GONE SO MOVE ALONG AND TAKE THE UPPER PATH MOVE ON HE’S GONE HE’S GONE NOW LOOK AT THE MOON HAUNTED BY MY DREAMS HOW LONG THE COLD NIGHT SEEMS BUT ANYWAY IN MY MIND YOU’RE ALREADY GONE SO I TURN MY HEEL AND I FACE THE SUN AND THEN YOU’RE GONE MY MAN IS GONE FAREWELL
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Trixxx 04:31
TRIXXX RAIN ON THE GATES AT DAWN ON THE GATES WELL I THINK I JUST MIGHT GO

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released May 22, 2020

RECORDED IN RYE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA WITH MIKEY YOUNG
SAN FRANCISCO,CALIFORNIA WITH MIKE DONOVAN AND ERIC BAUER
AND IN GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
WITH JON ERICKSON AND THE SUNWATCHERS
MIXED AT BAUER MANSION BY ERIC BAUER AND BRIGID DAWSON
ALSO BY MIKEY YOUNG, MIKE DONOVAN AND JON ERICKSON
MASTERED BY JJ GOLDEN

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY BRIGID DAWSON ASCAP BARROWSONGS, 2020
COVER AND REAR ART BY KYLE RANSON
PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN DWYER AND MIKE DONOVAN
LAYOUT BY MATT JONES

My heartfelt thanks go to John Dwyer, Mike Donovan, Mike Shoun,
Petey Dammit!, Shayde Sartin, the Collingwood Magpies, Jim McHugh,
Jeff Tobias, Jason Robira, Peter Kerlin, Jon Erickson, Mikey Young,
Raven Mahon, Shaun Gionis, Heidi Alexander, Greer McGettrick,
Bridget Rosalind Coffey, Monica and Rich, Herb and Ellie Foster,
Michelle Henninger, Kevin and Henry Wu, Russell James Miller,
Alana Turner, Bill Guthrie, The Perms (you know who you are),
Karina Adenike, my dear brothers, parents, cousins,
family and friends,and to all the children here:
Leticia Anne, Kobe Malik, Timothy, Simone, Caetano and Ila,
Rufus Hamo and Ailbhe, Katie, Therese, Joseph and Rebekah,
Roxanne, Jaques and Cesar, Silas Wolfgang and Wiley.

In Loving Memory of Louisa Popham

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Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network San Francisco, California

Tip-top of our osmosis list is the first quiver of tunes from Brigid Dawson and her newly minted Mothers Network: wise warnings dyed in dark hues, knotted and hard-won torch songs from the edge of a turbulent sea, bittersweet balladry spun in defense against evils familiar and unknown. ... more

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