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All These Little Voices

by Mik Dow

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    This bandcamp edition of All These Little Voices includes three extra songs recorded during the sessions for this album. They are the unused album version of Your Daddy Is An Agent For The CIA, Sixteen Again which originally appeared on the promotional Free Lunch ep and in shortened form on the Tired Horse ep, and an instrumental mix of Lamplight, titled Lights Out, featured here in it's extended form. This download also includes a four page digital booklet, jewel box art and disc art.

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Most of these songs were written during the mid to late 1980s and early 1990s. The exceptions are Tired Horse and Sixteen Again. Bother were written in 2013 during the recording of this album.

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released June 1, 2013

Produced and arranged by Mikkel McDow
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Mik Dow Oroville, California

Mik Dow is co-founder of The Jars, Berkeley's premier old school new wave band. The Jars, active from 1979 to 1982, are remembered for such hits as Jar Wars and Time Of The Assassins from 1981, Start Right Now from 1980 and Boys Night Out from 1982. Mik released an ep with another Jars alum, JD Buhl, in 2011. Mik and his wife Morgan have fronted California's folk / rock band Beltain since 1993. ... more

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Track Name: Do Blind Men Dream In Color?
Do you believe you've really found a way
To leave the planet Earth and cruise the Milky Way?
Have you heard it's all in your mind?
Leave you body on your bed and leave the earth behind
All these little voices tell me what to say
But I'm never really sure if you are I or we are they

Or do you believe you've really got it made
A house on a hill a down payment on your grave
Have you heard it's all in your head
Do blind men dream in color? Is red really red?
All these little voices they tell me what to say
But I'm never really sure if you are I or we are they
Track Name: Tired Horse
We'll see how it goes
Get a little honey and you get a little closer
Friends are your foes
It doesn't really matter if they think you're just a poseur
When your heart breaks
It's time to take your tired horse and go.

Do what you do
Taking your time and makin' a connection
Book of who's who
Didn't get your name when making their selection
The days aren't all blue
It's time to bail your leaky boat and row

Knock on that door
You ain't coming in no matter if you holler
Rich man or poor
Gotta have a buck if he wanna to make a dollar
Who is it for
Anybody here can spare a dime. Most of the time.

We're talking trash
We got a lot to say and you're gonna get an earful
Under the lash
Itty bitty sheeple looking terrified and tearful
Your hearth turns to ash
Can anybody tell my why it rhymes. With nursery crymes
Track Name: Glow Boys
She said I've something to say
It's gonna 'cause you pain
But I'm leaving today

We've already been the roundabout
Too many circles I'm gettin' out

Glow Boys We are the jumpers we work in the core
Glow Boys Twelve is our limit can't take anymore

You never understood
We weren't just gettin' by
The money's so good

And now when the times are bad
Living the good life should make you glad

Glow Boys We are the jumpers we work in the core
Glow Boys Twelve is our limit can't take anymore

Even now when the times are bad
Living the good life should make you glad

She said I've something to say
It's gonna 'cause you pain
But I'm leaving today

We've already been the roundabout
Too many circles I'm gettin' out

Glow Boys We are the jumpers we work in the core
Glow Boys Twelve is our limit can't take anymore
Glow Boys We are the jumpers we work in the core
Glow Boys Twelve is our limit can't take anymore
Track Name: Lamplight
Lamplight here I am standing in your shadow again
Lamplight how well I know all that glitters it isn't gold
Once I had money more than that I had a house on a hill
There in my house surrounded by things
It was my castle and I was the king
Lamplight but there I go dancing in your lonely shadow
Lamplight I'm here to tell you can drown face down in a wishing will

Once I had a girl more than that
she was my whole world
We used to dance the whole night through
And not once did I think of you Lamplight
But here I am standing in your shadow again
Lamplight I gotta run you can't regret
What you haven't done Lamplight

Lamplight there I go dancing in your lonely shadow
Lamplight I gotta say it must be my unlucky day
Once I had money more than that
I had a house on a hill
It was my castle and I was the king
Lamplight don't you see I had a date with tragedy
Lamplight I'm here to tell you can drown face down in a wishing well

Lamplight here I am leaning on your lampost again
Lamplight don't you see I had a date with tragedy
Lamplight there I go dancing in your lonely shadow
Lamplight I gotta run you can't regret what you haven't done

Once I had a girl more than that
She was my whole world
We used to dance the whole night through
And not once did I think of you
Lamplight here I go dancing in your lonely shadow
Lamplight don't you see I had a date with tragedy
Lamplight o talk to me Lamplight
You're just standing there staring Lamplight
Track Name: People Die Everyday
She had everything she ever wanted
She had everything she'd ever need
Pockets full of daddy's cash
Nothing left but smoke and ash

Forty miles up county road seven
Forty miles under ice and snow
Pray to God she got to heaven
No one here will ever know

People Die Everyday

People in cars and buses
People in tanks and planes
Drowning in the water
Burning in the flames

People Die Everyday

If you feel your body falling
And your life spirit drifts away
You'll hear the voices calling
You'll hear an angel say
People Die Everyday.ave the planet Earth and cruise the Milky Way?
Have you heard it's all in your mind?
Leave you body on your bed and leave the earth behind
All these little voices tell me what to say
But I'm never really sure if you are I or we are they

Or do you believe you've really got it made
A house on a hill a down payment on your grave
Have you heard it's all in your head
Do blind men dream in color? Is red really red?
All these little voices they tell me what to say
But I'm never really sure if you are I or we are they
Track Name: Trouble Comes In Threes
Trouble trouble comes in threes
Triple trouble comes to me
Darkness darkness I can see

First go to and then go down
South to west to all around
Darker trouble can be found

Darkness darkness I can see
Triple trouble come to me
Trouble trouble comes in threes

spoken:
We were sitting on the couch breeding
The television set blinking in our eyes
When out of the darkness cam a third voice
Track Name: Fractured Past
She waits at the edge of a strange new world
And strikes at indecision
Her every change of heart
Brings a change of mind
The rythmn of an everlasting roar
At land's end
Where the ocean meetst the sand

Riding the sky on a rising tide
And scattered on a beach for knowing hope
Flies the wind of an growing storm
Breaking on the coastal water
Churning her tears into whirlpools
Trickling through a quickly closing bottleneck in time

Turning her back on the forested land
She wades out to the tide pools'
And strokes the sea anenomies.
Track Name: I Baby Yeah
I Baby Yeah (repeat)

Did you hear what I said
I said I Baby Yeah
You ought to know what I said
I said I Baby Yeah

B-b-b-b-b-b-baby!
Oh Yeah!
Track Name: Mr. Lacy Furs
Falling in a trance
What I want to do
Fire in my pants
For the ladies that you use
Mr Lacy Furs (4 times)

Pentagramma spin
Bolted to the floor
Mr Lacy Furs
Is standing at the door

Walking in my mind
Stepping on my soul
Got me in a bind
Leave me in a hole

Someone on the outside
Drags me from the inside
Scattered on the moontide
Waiting by the seaside
Mr Lacy Furs
Track Name: The Man Who Had No Idea
Let me take you in my confidence
Its a complimentary pain
We can dig a private hole to crawl in
Quietly reeling in the silences
A broken gender full of promises

I'll write a flesh pentameter
On the sofa with your spouse
Cradling an object of desire
Speaking conversationally about
Mothers, bombers and cows

You can cover the continent
With a hardwood dancing floor
And it won't matter
Not one bit
I can only wonder
What was there before

I had no idea you'd come with a scream
Track Name: Your Daddy Is An Agent For The CIA (Alternate Version)
What's a pretty silly girl doing in this heavy world
Of cold blue steel where everything is real?

Your Daddy Is An Agent for the CIA
Your Daddy Is An Agent for the CIA
Your Daddy, Your Daddy, Your Daddy Is An Agent for the CIA

He went out again today to get the commies like the SLA
Well he got the Kennedys. He brought the Taliban to it's knees

Your Daddy Is An Agent for the CIA
Your Daddy Is An Agent for the CIA
Your Daddy, Your Daddy, Your Daddy Is An Agent for the CIA

He came after me today. I guess I"m gonna have to move away
He made it very clear he doesn't want me near you know

Your Daddy Is An Agent for the CIA
Your Daddy Is An Agent for the CIA
Your Daddy, Your Daddy, Your Daddy Is An Agent for the CIA
Track Name: Sixteen Again (Free Lunch Version)
Get back Mac let it all begin
Baby wants to be sixteen again
She's a child of rock n roll
A rock n roll baby's got too much soul

To sit right back and remember when
There ain't no place that she ain't been
There's nothing's gonna stop her now
She don't really care what the laws allow

She's sixteen again. My baby's sixteen again
She can shake a tail feather on the old dance floor
Like she's sixteen again

Ain't talking about no bubbly babe no no
She's more complex than an astrolabe whoa ho

Rock n roll lover I like your style
You been rockin' me babe for a long long while
You know it goes to show
A life long love affair with rock n roll

You keep me feeling young at heart
You turned our love right into art
It ain't some lofty goal
It's the spirit of rock and roll

She's sixteen again. My baby's sixteen again.
She can shake a tail feather on the old dance floor
Like she's sixteen again

She ain't gonna be no party doll no no
She wants everything or nothing at all whoa ho

She can rock the house on a Saturday night
After dippin' fondue by candle light
There ain't no better friend
Than one who'll rock with you till the end

So if you think I maybe had too much beer
I guess one thing is pretty clear
You ain't had rock n roll
Like a rock n roll baby with too much soul

She's sixteen again...