Nine Rays Of Moonshine

by Tadpoles

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1.
Once I saw a cat fall down All the way down to the ground It rose to climb the building side The boat pulled out An old man cried Full moon sound will fill your ears The boat sails on And disappears
2.
Snapper 03:41
daffodilly petals are in bloom 
the moment you walk into the room 
and each time that i ask you to come in 
your head puts my head into a spin 
reaching unknown destinations tonight 
ride with me i'll take you out of sight
 confusion rules where once was sane 
patterns in my brain spell out your name t
his could be coming just in time
 love you so much it blows my mind 
ride with me i'll take you out of sight ©1992 Parker, BMI
3.
Begging with a borrowed hand again Burning bridges, swimming rivers Building and breaking and fixing things You can never run from the devils in you But you can beat a path to my door When the running gets the better of you Rest yourself a while, sit a spell And you know that tomorrow is a new day It's all in how you harvest me It's all in how you harvest me It's all in how you harvest me It's up to you, how you harvest me Betting on a borrowed hand again Desert sands in your barren palm Your rivers dried out into the seas Brother, don't you curse my name I haven't made peace with parts of my past Or with those ghosts with halos round their eyes And you hope that tomorrow is a new day It's all in how you harvest me It's all in how you harvest me It's all in how you harvest me It's up to you, how you harvest me It's all in how you harvest me It's all in how you harvest me It's all in how you harvest me It's up to you, how you harvest me
4.
Jaded Jean 03:49
If you could see like jaded jean 
You wouldn't have a need for dreams 
Like jaded jean in her jaded scene 
She's planting seeds 
A garden queen You can find her at home almost every night 
Writing letters on sheets of white 
Or jade green
 From her garden stream 
She's consciously falling asleep 
Jaded jean Would you believe 
Her father's at home 
Watching the clocks
 While mommy's alone 
And would you believe 
In all of these things 
If you could see 
Like jaded jean If you could work out everything 
And fill the holes the ashes bring 
You wouldn't have a need for dreams 
Like jaded jean 
In her jaded scene The stories come before she falls asleep 
She draws the people she wants to meet 
They live in houses filled with schemes 
The sun rises up 
And floods her streams Would you believe 
Her father's at home 
Watching the clocks 
While mommy's alone 
And would you believe 
In all of these things
 If you could see
 Like jaded jean If you could be like jaded jean 
You wouldn't have a need for dreams
5.
Never thought that you'd feel so sad 
Never wanted anything you had 
And its time that you learned to see 
It's enough to just believe We all will pass this way 
No one makes us stay
 If there's any way to make it good 
I think that you should
6.
When I Feel 05:28
When I feel 
I want to touch When I do 
I do too much When I go 
I go too far What I want 
I want more I'm going to last a lifetime I'm feeling frail dead afraid 
Trapped, earthbound 
peace flew away 
Arm in a sling 
my broken wing This day is gone 
thistle in my palm I'm going to last a lifetime Greet the new day 
feel a new way 
Figure time
 with math of mine I glow and flow 
I frost the glass 
Feel electric
 big and blasting Hobo a train 
I can't fail
 Boxcar free 
chug down the rails Ride on wheels 
learn and yearn I'm on fire feel me burn I'm going to last a lifetime
7.
Drop down and see it fall away 
Climb up catch what they say 
Drop down and be there fall away 
Get up race you to the day 
The only way Get a little closer to the tone 
Vibrate for everyone you know 
When you stop you've never been away 
Get up race you to the day 
The only way
8.
Firecracker 04:44
I believe in colors 
So bright and full 
So extreme I believe in light 
Florescent, candle 
And the sun It's not enough
 To not be afraid of electricity 
You've got to believe 
You've got to believe Give me your hums, your drums
 Your drones and moans and 
All the riches of your Gold Coast Give me your wings, your web
 Give me your heart and head
 Give me your smoke ghost The past is past, the future's best 
I'm standing here
 Ready for anything that comes You and me will not 
Go down in history
 We'll just be disappeared and drowned But, there's a lot of freedom out there 
And I'm just trying for my piece
 Oh, you've got to believe
 You've got to believe Show me your wrist, your lips, your kiss
 Your needs and knees 
Show me what you fear most Show me your ankle, show me your elbow
 Show me your anger 
Show me your smoke ghost
 Show me
9.
Nothing to believe in 
Nothing worth seeing
 It's ok The dunes are frozen 
Throw rocks in the ocean 
The waves are astounding 
The heart keeps on pounding 
It's ok Your arms are golden 
Your sunlights are broken
 When night is falling 
You hear me calling Can you tell me how to see 
Can you tell me how to look 
I can't find my way inside 
I haven't read the book
 It's ok The sunrise ocean bender
 The sunrise ocean bender

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Your Tadpoles primer. Start here.

One 45-minute finely curated sonic taster of the 90’s neo-psychedelic underground group from NYC/Hoboken.

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released June 4, 2021

Tadpoles - Nine Rays Of Moonshine. On Bakery Records.
Compiled by Todd Parker

2021 Tadpoles/Bakery Records

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Tadpoles Hoboken, New Jersey

Tadpoles, based in Hoboken, NJ, disbanded in 2000 after releasing 4 critically acclaimed studio albums, 1 live album and 1 E.P. all on their own Bakery Records label (except for their last studio album, Whirlaway, which was released on Australia's Camera Obscura Records.) The group was formed by vocalist/guitarist, Todd Parker and original drummer, Michael Kite Audino in New York City in 1990. ... more

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