A Thousand Screaming Whales

by Mas Leo

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"Oak Isle" was recorded direct to a 6" record in the coin operated recording booth at Jack White's Third Man Records in Nashville. "Diner Cook Meltdown" was recorded at Acadia Studios by Todd Hutchison in Portland Maine featuring Sean Mencher on electric guitar, Dave Wakefield on harmonica, Kris Day on bass, and Marc Cousins on drums.

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released September 20, 2014

All instruments and vocals real and imagined performed by Mas Leo except where noted. All songs written by Mas Leo except "Sycamore" written by Anne Watts. Mixed by Tom Hutten and Mas Leo. Mastered by Tom Hutten.

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Mas Leo Chester Chester Depot, Vermont

Mas Leo has been having his soul blissed out by music for a long time. He's finally having fun making up stuff and sharing it. If you would like to purchase a cd, go to cdbaby.com and do a search for Mas Leo.

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Track Name: Sycamore - Anne Watts cover
I walk in the wintertime, I walk in the wintertime
Steadily remembering the way, steadily recollecting the way
I feel sorry for what happened
I feel sorry you lost face

Ah, let go that last possession
Ah, let go your place

Every day is a resurrection
The way a sycamore sheds its bark

Do you wanna savor the connection
Or do you wanna lie here in the dark, forever?

There you are recreating
The storms that blow sycamores down

Are you the wind, are you the weather
Are you a seizing in the ground, my brother?

Do you wanna walk in the wintertime
Do you wanna walk in the wintertime
Steadily remembering the way
Steadily recollecting the way
Track Name: Mesdames
Mesdames - Mas Leo

I got a song I'm gonna sing it
Even if you do not want me to
You are hear now and you're stuck with me
I'm singing till I turn blue

Mesdames et Messieurs c'est la vie mon bon ami
señoras y señores bienvenitos mi amigos
Ladies and gents don't jump the fence
you gotta dance yet

I feel funny when you dance
Your pants put me in a trance
But don't stop I might fall over
When you say come on over rover

I found this place

There's cheese and meatballs over there
There's macaroni by the chairs
That girl is ooh lala mon frier
Are you sure you don't care

Mesdames et Messieurs
señoras y señores
ladies and gents have you danced yet?

Mesdames et Messieurs c'est la vie mon bon ami
señoras y señores bienvenitos mi amigos
Ladies and gents don't jump the fence
you gotta dance yet
Track Name: Come Sit
Come Sit Beside Me - Mas Leo

I see a point out in the distance
My eyes won't let me look away
I can barely see it I'm going out to meet it
I am sure it will be here today

I've seen something like this before
Nobody gets away

Come sit beside me
and tell me all your secret dreams
we'll trade stories bout the war
if you like my army, you can fight beside me
we can figure out what we're fighting for

My first commander is a salamander
my general Tso is so so
my Captain America is gonna scare ya
my private bath smells like a rose
I've seen something like this before
Nobody gets away

Come sit beside me
and tell me all your secret dreams
we'll trade stories bout the war
if you like my army, you can fight beside me
we can figure out what we're fighting for

Battlefield decisions might need revision
What I thought was stone turned to goo
I'm on the edge of a slippery ledge
No longer sinking thanks to you
I've seen something like this before
I don't need to get away anymore

Come sit beside me
and tell me all your secret dreams
we'll trade stories bout the war
if you like my army, you can fight beside me
we can figure out what we're fighting for
Track Name: Oak Isle
Oak Isle - Mas Leo

Diggin a hole got no bottom
Big bossman says dig away
Diggin a hole ain't go no bottom
Dig this damn hole everyday

Down so deep and my shovel hit something
Gotta bad feeling like something strange
Down so deep and the light is dimming
Bossman says we're done for the day

I'm gonna find that money
I'm gonna run away
I'm gonna find that money
Me and my brothers gonna sail away

Next morning the hole is filled up with water
Bossman says no work today
Hole with no bottom is filled up with water
We were so damn close now we'll never get away

I'm gonna find that money
I'm gonna run away
I'm gonna find that money
Me and my brothers gonna sail away

Four men diggin a deeper hole
its a four man fever for fools gold
four men digging a hole in their sole
cause the treasure takes all before they get old

I'm gonna find that money
I'm gonna run away
I'm gonna find that money
Me and my brothers gonna sail away
Track Name: Almost Breathing
Tell me how do I get started
We parted
I never saw this coming yesterday
I never saw the coming tidal wave

Floating on my broken chair
Don't care
Salted water deep inside my lungs
Salted water taffy burns my tongue

Almost breathing now but I don't know how
I do not recognize this world
Yes I'm moving in, try and hush the din
of a thousand screaming whales
try and touch that slippery tail, it swims in front of you each day

Changing everything I know
So slow. My footprints are two fat lines in the sand
I'll be damned if I'll keep draggin let me stand

Hearing howling at the moon ahh ooo

Almost breathing now but I don't know how
I do not recognize this world
Yes I'm moving in, try and hush the din
of a thousand screaming whales
try and touch that slippery tail, it swims in front of you each day

Tell me how do I get started?
Track Name: Coffee At Night
I saw you cryin across the room
I saw you leave the party too soon
I followed you out on the street
I confess I'ld hoped we'ld meet

Please don't think I'ld do you harm
All I wanna do is touch the outside of your arm
And tell you everything's gonna be alright
Would you walk with me for coffee at night

Sorry but I couldn't resist
I had to see what happened next
Had to keep you in my sight
You're supposed to be in my life

Every minute I get in deeper
I gotta talk to you before you think I am a creeper
Oh your cryin and walking and walkin and cryin and cryin and walking
A beauty like you shouldn't have to stay so sad
Track Name: Diner Cook Meltdown
For about 6 months
I was the cook
I had a little problem
But I wouldn't let you look

I'm usually very calm
But when the tickets are wavin
I kinda lose my cool
Like a demolition derby in a football stadium

This couple comes in
sneak up to a table
They're rarin' to go
Said "Get over here Mabel"
And then they ordered

Gimme two eggs and one on the side
First one poached and the second one fried
Third one like my momma used to make
You know what I mean don't make me wait

And then the man said,

my woman will have her eggs soft boiled
and we can't have none of that transfat oil
I need gluten free bread and free-range cheese
And we can't have nuts got allergies

So Mabel comes back
Puts the ticket in the basket
I take one look
I think I'm ok but my eye goes spastic

But its no problem no problem it really is no problem
no problem no problem at all

Floppin on the floor like a fish and all they wanted was a special dish
Floppin on the floor like a fish and all they wanted was a special dish
I'm flopping on the floor

I'm havin a
Diner cook meltdown, diner cook - meltdown,
diner cook meltdown

I'm doin much better
I'm takin my pills
I go every morning
and I pay all the bills

Sometimes I still cook
But only when I'm needed
Cause if I get the wrong ticket
I pop out my brain and I put it in a skillet,
I pop out my brain and I put it in a skillet
I pop out my brain

But its no problem no problem it really is no problem
no problem no problem at alllllll

Floppin on the floor like a fish and all they wanted was a special dish
Floppin on the floor like a fish and all they wanted was a special dish
I'm floppin on the floor

I'm havin a
Diner cook meltdown, diner cook - meltdown,
diner cook meltdown

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