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Greetings From Kangaatsiaq

by Mik Dow

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released August 16, 2016

Produced and engineered 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: Blue Dream
In a blue dream
Water lapping at my feet
Fingers tapping to the beat
of cicadas in the heat

I'm like a flower in a bed
Clouds are flying overhead
Just like a feather white stream
In a blue blue dream

If the world should end today
And all the good folks go astray
I'll just drift away
On a sky blue dream

By the waterside
I don't have a care
Don't have to be nowhere
I'm like a feather on the air

I'm like a cloud in the sky
And like a bird I fly
I'm always riding sun beams
In my blue blue dreams
Track Name: I Told You So
Don't think twice
Wait until the morning
When the clock starts winding down
Don't heed the warning
Don't hear the thunder
Don't see no rain
Don't feel no pain

Don't know if
I'm ever gonna say it
But the time is coming soon
Might be a high time
Might be a good time
Could be a bad time
The time is now

(I Told You So)
I ain't never gonna say it but
(I Told You So)

Don't know why
I ever tried to tell you
The shit that's going down
You didn't want to hear it
You didn't want to know it
You couldn't believe it
Don't you make me say

(I Told You So)
You don't wanna hear it but
(I Told You So)

Some might say
It's only schadenfreude
Don't kick me when I'm down
Gotta get a small town
Gonna be a smack down
Could be a dust up's coming round
Track Name: Putah Creek
Down at Putah Creek
Put you hands in the water
So clear so fresh
And it tastes like it oughta
There are fish so big they can break your line
But you know you can't go fishing there all the time
Running with the wolves
Chasing jack to slaughter
Have a joint a rabbit stew

Cody said Jody brother shake that groove
Stake your claim buddy make your move
Down and dirty on the muddy bottom
And it's all summer long right into the Autumn
Down at Putah Creek you can't tell no lies
Everybody Choogaloo

Down at Putah Creek I met a good man's daughter
She taught me how to swear and she taught me how to holler
She gets down low 'cause she's wild and free
And that's why her old man he don't like me
He ran me off with a double barrel rock salt
And you it wasn't even my fault

Whenever I go back down to Putah Creek
My bucket's got a hole and my boat it leaks
The old folks home is like cemetary
With the young ones gone it's elementary
You can't go back home even if you wanna
Down at Putah Creek
Down at Putah Creek
Down at Putah Creek
Track Name: One Hundred Horses
Some say only birds can fly
Watch the clouds as they float by
I got my goggles and a leather hat
Tell me what you think of that

Pulling at the wind and flying way too high
One hundred horses spinning in a clear blue sky

Sad old Daedalus and his son
Could not do what I have done
Watch me dive watch me stroll
Watch me turn a barrel roll

Duck your heads 'cause here I come
Storming through the old blue gum
Clip my wheels on the trees
I'm as pretty as you please

Pulling at the wind and circling endlessly
One hundred horses hitched to a memory

Some say i'm the seventh son
I've got hermes on the run
I'm an eagle in the sky
Kiss the earth and say goodbye

Pulling at the wind and flying way too high
One hundred horses spinning in a clear blue sky

I'm a bird now watch me fly
On my wings beyond the sky
Now the gods know it's my place
The wonder of the human race

Pulling at the wind and flying way too high
One hundred horses spinning in a clear blue sky
Pulling at the wind and circling endlessly
One hundred horses hitched to a memory

We pay our respects to flying ace Samuel Edwin Earhart
who was killed today when his Sopwith triplane crashed
into the blue gum trees north of Atchison, Kansas. He is
survived by his wife Amy and his daughter Amelia.
Track Name: Kangaatsiaq
I'm moving to Kangaatsiaq
To a one room fishing shack
In case of bio-attack
I'm going to Kangaatsiak

Where the healing waters flow
Porpoises sing down below
We're leaving if you want to go
To the land of the Eskimo

Don'f fly me down to Singapore
Or close to an Asian shore
I won't go down there no more
And I'll tell you why what for

It's where the hot waters radiate
And get to steaming like a boiler plate
Go buy yourself a packing crate
We gotta go before it's too late

In Kangaatsiaq
You can fish the night time through
In Kangaatsiak

In Kangaatsiaq
Nobody cares what you do

In Kangaatsiaq
The Northern Lights are bright
In Kangaatsiak
Don't you know I might

Go to Kangatsiaq
And carve a totem pole
Go to Kangaatsiak
Meet me by the old ice hole
Go to Kangaatsiaq
With glaciers running free
Go to Kangaatsiaq
Quick now one two three
Go to Kangaatsiaq
And join the chosen few
Go to Kangaatsiaq
Before they come for you
Go to Kangaatsiaq
Down by the frozen bay
Go to Kangaatsiaq
And live to fight another day
Track Name: Live A Little Bit
Winds will blow the sky will snow on the wide open plain
Take some boots there if you go a macintosh for the rain
If you stay we'd like to say have a good day today
But if you go you will know when the sky turns to gray

Live a little bit live a little dit bit live a little dee dee dum

When you wander on your own take the time to unwind
Hail Zeus and all get loose let the gods be so kind
Praise the sun now everyone salute the stars in the sky
When you do the stars will too and we will be just as high

Live a little bit live a little dit bit live a little dee dee dum

Come and see the grass is green on this side of the gate
Uncle Pen let's all join in you know it's never too late
We welcome you oh yes we do we are one family
Speak in rhyme skip in time and we will go merrily

Live a little bit live a little dit bit live a little dee dee dum
Track Name: I Took My Meds
I Took My Meds - Yeah
Track Name: The Roach Song / Hey Man (You're Harshing My High)
Brake Sally Brake
Blare that horn till my eardrums ache
Brake Sally Brake

Laugh Henry laugh
With a pinstripe suit and a fedora hat
Laugh Henry laugh

Sing angels sing
There's a car in the sky driving our king
Sing angels sing

Sometimes I don't know what to say
Sometimes I see things a different way
Sometimes in the middle of the night
Cruisin' down the highway on a river of light
Hey Man - keeping myself alive
Hey Man - where'd you learn to drive
Hey Man - we're all gonna die
Hey Man you're harshing my high

Drive baby drive
Daddy can't help you when the demons fly
Drive baby drive

Think stupid think
You're driving like you've had too much to drink
Think stupid think

Sometimes I don't know what to say
Sometimes I see things a different way
Sometimes in the middle of the night
Cruisin' down the highway on a river of light
Hey Man - keeping myself alive
Hey Man - where'd you learn to drive
Hey Man - we're all gonna die
Hey Man you're harshing my high
You're harshing my high
You're harshing my high
You're harshing my high
Track Name: Large Hadron Collider / OM
large had
ron col
lider rider
anc il airey

Ommmm.....

cider imbiber
cue the piper
fagged all pool hall
tired wired.

common shaman
no top Bramen
prance on fire
cue the choir

Ommmm.....