Silvery Sacrosanct

by Thinkspeak

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free listening and you can pay to download: This is the 19th album of the songs I've written since 1969, set in batches of ten-song albums. These from 2005-7, dealing with the usual stuff - class, power politics, environmental devastation and injustice… along with self-reflection and word/music play.

The last painting series I worked was on found objects. The image used for this cover is called "Idle Tack-Zi", oil on glass cutting board. I often returned to painting in grey, something about that drew me back. It is lifted from a drawing by my daughter when she was quite young.

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released March 1, 2014

All tracks by the author though the drum track is a simple 4/4 loop. Usually rythymn and lead guitar, bass, maybe keyboard occasionally and vocals.

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Thinkspeak Atlanta, Georgia

Tom Ferguson has been writing songs since 1969, all of which are collected in Songs, 1969-2014. It's coil-bound to nicely fit a music stand, available at lulu.com just search tom ferguson there. With Too Much Trouble, the recording of those songs and bunching them in albums of ten songs each is complete. More may come but for now the project is finito. ... more

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Track Name: The Patriot
I've had many a day many a day I've had
where I stumbled hard into the latest fad
bought into the notion we should all be out shopping
with our blood and our sweat and our tears

2.
what did the president say when he went to war
we should all be standing tall at the mall and store
buy into the notion we should all be out shopping
with our blood and our sweat and our tears

3.
do you suppose the HMOs care about your health
are their thoughts with your family or are they with themselves
buy into the notion put profit before your
blood and your sweat and your tears

4.
I've been noticing this scam since I learned to read
how the wealthy dominate and rule the earth in greed
buy into the notion put profits before your
blood and your sweat and your tears

your blood and your sweat and your tears
Track Name: Don't Call
I hesitate to pick up the phone
if I survive I'll be alone

don't call don't call
don't call I don't wanna know

2.
the sun flies by leaving me aghast
no one remembers what I asked

don't call don't call
don't call I don't wanna know

refrain:

the great the meek the she the him
patch word quilt growing thin

3.
leaves fall off of trees
winter bed springtime seed

don't call don't call
don't call I don't wanna know
Track Name: Harriet Tubman
A train to the border and then to her feet
a gun in her bodice she never did need
she knew when to step aside into the wood
she knew to show papers she knew when she could

Harriet Tubman stood in this place
head and shoulders glowin eyes in her face

2.
she knew who to hustle she knew who to trust
she knew to dissemble to shuffle and fuss
deep into the danger a terrible risk
signs floated before a guide in the mist

Harriet Tubman stood in this place
head and shoulders glowin eyes in her face

3.
nightriders came malevolent scent
she and her charges unseen in the tent
in basements and barns false bottom tenants
cross moonlit fields the dogs layin silent

Harriet Tubman stood in this place
head and shoulders glowin eyes in her face

Harriet Tubman stood in the place
Track Name: All Other
Some people take the word God
turn it into somethin like a fishin rod
take somethin don't belong to them
manipulatin the benefit's to them

whether that's money or whether that's power
sex or land or stock it's all other

2.

some people take the word patriotism
turn it into somethin seems like fishin
take somethin twist the meanin
manipulatin the benefit's to them

whether that's money or whether that's power
jobs or jewels or junk it's all other

3.

some people hide the word class
claim it don't exist talkin kinda fast
take somethin stretch it thin
manipulatin the benefit's to him

whether that's money or whether that's power
exclusive membership it's all other
Track Name: Enlightenment
to feel and thus to know that you are that you are
and to abide in that deeply rooted state is enlightenment

to be free to be free of the illusion
that we are separate

to become aware of being
we must reclaim consciousness from the mind

to gain a glimpse of reality
is to create a gap in mindstream
to create a gap in mind chatter

to feel and thus to know that you are that you are
and to abide in that deeply rooted state is enlightenment
Track Name: Pushin Straight East
I wanna take a train
through the friendly cities and countryside
from Casa Blanca to Jerusalem
pushin straight east pushin straight east

spend the night in Baghdad
headin out at first light
tourist tour of Tehran
dancing in the evening in Kabul

over the mountains over the mountains
rest up leisure three day trek to Lanzhou
pushin straight east pushin straight east

Nanjing in all its glory
pushin straight east pushin straight east
short leg to Shanghai

18 days at sea to Hilo
5 more days a rig to Los Angeles
an afternoon in Phoenix
pushin straight east pushin straight east

Alburquerque to Albilene
pushin straight east pushin straight east

pushin straight to dallas
New Orleans to Atlanta
Charleston to Bermuda

pushin straight east pushin straight east pushin straight east

Bermuda to Casa Blanca
Track Name: Fear
It's not about goodness it's about being right
it's all about controlling it ain't about no light
it's a burglar's dream back the truck up to the rear
and down at the bottom it's about fear

2.
it's not about kindness it's about number one
it's all about domination it ain't about no love
it's an arms merchant's dream
lotta money to be turned 'round here
and down at the bottom it's about fear

refrain:
we are here by passing through what before is vague
after only known for our poetry by symbology
what a grand affair is flowing forth
bringing rocks and rain and chemistry
bringing consciousness to the experiment

3.
it's not about empathy it's about being first on
it's all about winning it ain't about no wisdom
it's a fast talker's dream both hands in everywhere
and down at the bottom it's about fear

4.
it's not about sharing it's about saving face
it's all about unlimited it ain't about no grace
it's a con artist's dream lotta naivete 'round her
and down at the bottom it's about fear

refrain:
we are here by passing through what before is vague
after only known for our poetry by symbology
what a grand affair is flowing forth
bringing rocks and rain and chemistry
bringing consciousness to the experiment
Track Name: Nanny
no coffee no rolls no letters no phone
no one in that empty chair we wonderin just where

oh Nanny where'd you go oh nanny we worried so
oh Nanny we miss you oh nanny see you soon

2.
no grandchildren peek-aboo no cousins visiting you
no holiday family no praise-song to hear you sing

oh Nanny where'd you go oh nanny we worried so
oh Nanny we miss you oh nanny see you soon

3.
ol' Craig street driveway apple tree in summer breeze sway
fresh snowfall blanket of white birds in your window morning light

oh Nanny where'd you go oh nanny we worried so
oh Nanny we miss you oh nanny see you soon
Track Name: Silvery Sacrosanct
We can't be anywhere near this we can be certifiably quit
there are certain sessions rich there are massive movements fit

thought to be incongruous said to speak somewhat fluent
rumored to foxtrot fluent confidence has nearly ruined it

coming in low under the bridge losing standing in front of the fridge
carousing carte blanch ridge applying the plantain soothing the itch

drumming the dreamer downing the drink
adding the creamer no time to think
forming the fluid try not to blink fooling the former filing the sink

further the vision flaunting the thought finish decision framing the boss
placing the fortune under the cot tending the torture touring the moss

my manners matter when i call my tortoise into the hall
we wolf down the weavers install we would not wish to be tall

sarcastic central casting sincerely sick of fasting
so sorry sort of fantastic serendipitous soggy plastic

marvelous sun slowly setting listing all of what i'm getting
Chattanooga council fretting to enable table setting

transparent reedy and willful translucent needy and faithful
lucid sometimes after nightfall

silvery sacrosanct
Track Name: Farewell
Outlandish greetings I have known know now no
limitation such expansion carries me to this farewell

you see what I see yon landscape
shore to sea and yon frigate
such expansion carries me to this farewell

hills behind to which I turn hearing sun setting westward
once again this is just so indescribable unnameable
yet yon and here is

daffodils singing in the morning rain that would be a picture
oddities crowding stands of leisure without opprobrium

man and his we and is woman stirs turning
to this fond farewell

angst drenched sentiment has fallen from a tray
like ice cube summer demands just such
tapestries to this farewell

seances of sentences cluster in sedimentary substance
waves one upon another one upon another come

till that soil there are also other losses twill still