Valley Of Sickness

by Boo Frog

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Side 1: 1 Valley of Sickness, 2 Machine, 3 Ghost Train, 4 Ratso, 5 Echo. Side 2: 6 Come On, 7 Big, 8 Wicked Woman, 9 Goodbye Cruel World, 10 Bigfoot Stomp, 11 Needle And The Spoon

recorded in Portland, Oregon 2011

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released October 1, 2013

recorded at Smegma Studios
produced by Boo Frog

engineer: Mike Lastra
mastering: Foster Mastering

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Track Name: Valley of Sickness
The Valley of Sickness, that's where I live
that was the name that the Indians give
the sky's always gray, and the rain comes down
the withered and dying crawl close to the ground

The Valley of Sickness creeps through the town
where two poisonous rivers watch you drown
the skin on your skeleton festers away - hey
the sun never shines and the microbes play

The Valley of Sickness knows only one cure
that's to wait out, that's to endure
the weeping, teeth gnashing, the unbearable crying
Someday, they say, the sun will shine.
Track Name: Machine
He rides the train
beneath the steam
end of the line
town of Machine
the town they call Machine

They live in filth
they stink like death
kill what they want
discard the rest

they destroy

He meets a girl
she sleeps with death
her bullet tears
into his breast

Nobody knows
what is to come
follow the road
into the sun

Nobody knows
what is to be
follow the crow
into the sea

into the sea
Track Name: Ghost Train
Ghost Train arrives at 11:11
24 hours between hell and heaven
no big hurry for the newly departed
suicide ride for the broken-hearted
Ghost Train is coming to take you home.

Ghost Train whistles so deep and low
if you don't hear it, you don't go
the time will come to get on board
if the Devil don't get you, then talk to the Lord
Ghost Train is coming to take you home.
Track Name: Ratso
Ratso is a sock puppet
he's got a pointy nose
he likes the good music
he likes a rock show
yes he does!

you feel it when you wanna dance
or when you wanna groove
Ratso you're a ROCK PUPPET
yeah you got all the moves !
yes you do! yes you do!

Ratso sock it to me
sock it to me Ratso

Ratso is a rock puppet
Ratso is the king
Ratso is the music
Ratso is my friend!
yes he is!

you feel it when you wanna dance
or when you wanna groove
Ratso sock it to me
yeah you got all the moves!
yes you do! yes you do!

Ratso, you're my friend
Ratso, you're my friend
you got any advice
for the children?

chorus
YEAH THE CHILDREN GOT TO BOOGIE
the children got to groove
Ratso sock it to me,
yeah you got all the moves
yes you do!
Track Name: Echo
In the streaming sunlight
at the edge of water
see the pretty boy
step among the flowers

calls his lovers to him
throws them all away
they don't mean a thing -
it's a game he plays

In the streaming sunlight
at the edge of water
see the pretty boy
step on all the flowers

he doesn't really know
no, he doesn't really care
only wants to stand above
while the flowers stare

In the streaming sunlight
at the edge of water
see the pretty boy
drowning in the flowers

he falls - in - stars
Track Name: Come On
Come on everybody take a chance with me
gonna take a trip from reality
gonna take a magic carpet ride
milk and honey flow on the other side

Everything is different tonight
I can't wait to see you tomorrow

The sun is shining from the inside
we breathe underwater and we walk through the sky
time only matters when it has to stop
but it keeps on going after you drop

Everything is different tonight
I can't wait to see you tomorrow
Track Name: Big
When you found me, I was tiny.
Then you fed me, and I grew big - like a pig.
Now I am your diamond ring, thick with gold and gasoline.
You will give me everything - BIG.

You dig?

You won't deny - you won't deny
You live to satisfy ME.

I'm hungry! Feed me!
I know how you need me.
You will give me everything - BIG

You dig?

You won't deny - you won't deny
You live to satisfy ME.
Track Name: Wicked Woman
Wicked Woman don't tempt me with your ways
Wicked Woman don't wreck the rest of my days
Wicked Woman got snakes growing out of her head
Wicked Woman done left me for dead
Wicked Woman likes to boogie all night long
Wicked Woman don't know her right from wrong
Wicked Woman don't find no thrill
Wicked Woman find someone else who will
Wicked Woman don't tempt me with your ways
Wicked Woman don't wreck the rest of my days
Wicked Woman got snakes growing out of her head
Wicked Woman done left me for dead
WICKED WOMAN
WICKED WOMAN
Track Name: Goodbye Cruel World
Goodbye, cruel world.
Track Name: Bigfoot Stomp
(instrumental)
Track Name: Needle And The Spoon
When I was a young man, I was bold and brave.
I was always searching for adventure that I'd crave.
Claimed I'd try most anything - it couldn't come too soon.
Then they introduced me to the needle and the spoon.

First I was in heaven - yeah, life was just a dream -
then it took a turn for worse - I heard my mama scream.
Everybody's praying that you'll soon change your tune -
but I kept on playing the needle and the spoon.

Years flew by, and where am I? Forgotten and forlorn.
I tried to make one last attempt - so tattered and so torn -
I sing my song for sorry folks in a musty old saloon -
I'm forever haunted by the needle and the spoon.