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The Blue Box

by Mint Biscuit

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1.
Stiffneck Blues Watch my daddy in bed a-dyin' Watch his hair baby turning grey He's been working and slaving his life away, away He's been working and slaving his life away His legs don't fit in his trousers His feet don't fit in his shoes Yeah he's got the stiffneck blues The stiffneck blues The stiffneck blues He's got the stiffneck blues Yeah The stiffneck blues The stiffneck blues Man and boy, we learn together We are cut from the same cloth too Yeah we've got the, the stiffneck blues Well no-one asks to live forever But just another day will do When you've got the stiffneck blues Yeah he's paid his dues He's got no more to lose It's not the way that anyone would choose He's got the stiffneck blues The stiffneck blues He built his house upon the rocks Now he can't put on his socks My old man He's got the stiffneck blues He's fighting to stay alive Stiffneck blues yeah right down inside My old man He's got no more to lose My old man He's got the stiffneck blues He's got the stiffneck blues The stiffneck blues
2.
A Country Jaunt Ok Right on Give it to me One more time Said we're going up the country Gonna have ourselves a time I said now you got yours and I got mine We're going up the country On a country jaunt We're gonna find ourselves A jaunty count We're gonna find ourselves A country gent Maybe from the county of Kent We're going up the country Go relax and unwind Gonna find A better state of mind We're going up the country Go relax and unwind Gonna find ourselves A better state of mind We're going up the country We gotta get away Maybe tomorrow Or maybe just today Said we're going up the country Gonna have ourselves a time I said now you got yours and I got mine We're going up the country We gotta get away Maybe tomorrow Or maybe just today
3.
Laguna Bugera Moving... Out into the country for a hoedown, yeah Grooving... Up into the alley for a showdown Losing... Out of my mind 'til I feel the comedown Proving... All the doubters wrong when we get down Using... All the different notes I know in my sound Choosing... All the right words to tell my tale now We're going up the Laguna Baby I think that you should come too Tasting... All the different colours in the rainbow, yeah Feeling... Sorry for myself because you say so We're going up the Laguna We're going to see what we can find We're going up the Laguna Baby you should come and lose your mind Aaah aaah Aaah aaah Feeling... Sorry for myself because you say so, yeah Tasting... All the different colours in the rainbow Using... All the different notes I know in my sound Choosing... All the right words to tell my tale now Proving... All the doubters wrong when we get down Losing...Out of my mind 'til I feel the comedown Confusing... Where do you think you're going after sundown? We're going up the Laguna Baby I think that you should come too
4.
Nightshades 04:25
Nightshades From about quarter to one Until the early morn Dogs are barking Right down the street The winter wind so warm Brings a feeling forlorn I lie back My work complete Pull the nightshade down Block out the noise of the town The only sound is your breathing So sweet Sweat moistens up my toes Spiders crawl across my nose The clock is ticking Its steady beat The radio on low Well there's no place to go I might as well Admit defeat Pull the nightshade down Block out the fear of the town The only reason to worry now Is the rain Well it's at moments like this That you contemplate your life Did you make the right choices Did you marry the right wife? If you spend too long You can worry yourself wrong But I think, man, you're doing okay You're doing okay
5.
Gathering Flowers I’m gathering flowers to help me get by One more for the river, one more for the sky I’m gathering flowers to help me get high You’d better believe that it keeps me alive I’m gathering flowers for the one Worshipping flowers under the Sun I’m gathering up in a state of joy Gathering flowers for a girl and a boy I’m gathering flowers, and I’ll tell you why I do it to cherish the ones who have died I’m gathering flowers, wrong or right See how the flower catches the light I’m gathering flowers, up at the dawn Gathering flowers out on the lawn I'm gathering flowers for the ones who are born And for the ones whose hearts get torn I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers to help me get by One more for the river, one more for the sky I’m gathering flowers to help me get high You’d better believe that it keeps me alive I’m gathering flowers for the one Worshipping flowers under the Sun I’m gathering up in a state of joy Gathering flowers for a girl and a boy I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers for the grave Sprinkle them on the mistakes we made I'm gathering flowers for the feast Gathering West and gathering East I’m gathering flowers, for you my dear Gathering flowers to draw you near Gathering flowers for our love Gathering for the Lord above I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers

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An EP for Aldora Britain Records, taken from forthcoming album Magic Theatre.

The "Blue Box" was a mobile and temporary theatre that used to visit Keswick, Cumberland, from the 1960s to the 1990s. Site of a violent Mod rally in 1981. This follows on from the album "Magic Theatre".

The cover artwork is actually from a theatre in the USA, the PepsiCo Theatre at the Performing Arts Center, State University of New York.

This makes it really seem like the "Blue Box" was bigger on the inside than the outside, a feat which many of its regular customers claimed was indeed the case!

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released January 1, 2024

Words and music by © Mint Biscuit (Richard Thomas).
Produced by © Richard Thomas.
Published by © Mint Biscuit Sounds.
Cover artwork © louvac.com

Total running time: 20:58

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