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From "Vainglorious"

I was but the child of a teenage parlor maid

When brought to the lighthouse, apprenticed to trade

Trimming wicks with the head keeper's niece

Our hands grew soft with kerosene grease

Her brother, quite able, the watch room did tend

When sweetly he bade me the clockworks to mend

There I suffered a feeling most rare

When touched I his auburn brown hair

So climb I up to the parapet, rags to burn

The sea roars in anger, the swell at thy stern

For The Gem returns, with her the fate of forty souls

And if they espy not my beacon

My love will be dashed on the shoals

The keeper fell to phthsis, his niece to the sprue

And still I held secret my love ever true

For to twelve months of mourning you swore

Both then came the cannons of war

My love was conscripted to duty at sea

Even pressed into service, I confessed not to thee

Three years in the lamp room spent I

Though embargoed our barrels ran dry

So climb I up to the parapet, rags to burn

The sea roars in anger, the swell at thy stern

For The Gem returns, with her the fate of forty souls

And if they espy not my beacon

My love will be dashed on the shoals

Then one night I saw through the menacing black

The Gem of the Argosy shepherd you back

Through the gales so ferociously high

And the storm drawing waves to the sky

The argand lamp faltered with no kerosene

So I stole to my hope chest and plundered it clean

For the gown I had sewn for our troth

Would burn as my unspoken oath

So climb I up to the parapet, rags to burn

The sea roars in anger, the swell at thy stern

For The Gem returns, with her the fate of forty souls

And if they espy not my beacon

My love will be dashed on the shoals

(Greg Kutcher - autoharp, mandolin, electric guitar

Lauren London - vocals)

Copyright 2011 Zach London

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From "Vainglorious"

We busting out of Juvie

Are you in or out

One, two, three, four

Four four four

Counts of bad behavior

Bad behavior

B-b-bad b-behavior

They 're going to give me The Chair

The Time Out Chair

If I don't tell

And you know what happens to snitches around here

Got not shiv

Got no shank

Got no slock

Got no shiv

Got no shank

But I got a map of the vents

Above C-block, cause

We all breaking out of Juvie Hall

We all breaking out of Juvie Hall

We all

You either in or you out

You either out or you in

We in!

We going over the wall

Cause we all breaking out of Juvie Hall

Over the wall

Over the wall

Over the wall

Over the wall

Over the wall

Over the wall

Over the wall

Over the wall

We all breaking out of Juvie Hall

Let me hear all the JDs in the yard

We all breaking out of Juvie Hall

Plan A

Hide a file in a Bundt cake

Plan B

Sneak in the laundry cart

Plan C

Bed sheets out the window

Bad behavior, bad behavior

Plan D

Make a loud distraction

Plan E

Dig a tunnel real slow

Plan F

Dress up like a worker

Like a worker

Busting out of Juvie today

We all breaking out of Juvie Hall

We all breaking out of Juvie Hall

We all

You either in or you out

You either out or you in

We in!

We going over the wall

Cause we all breaking out of Juvie Hall

We all

You either in or you out

You either out or you in

We in!

We going over the wall

Cause we all breaking out of Juvie Hall

(Marina Dauer - vocals

Talia Dauer - vocals

Greg Kutcher - lead guitar

Aiden Kutcher - vocals

Sarah Lancaster - vocals

Lauren London - vocals

Scarlett London - vocals

Rob Pace - harmonica, vocals)

Copyright 2011 Zach London

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From "Tender is the Heart"


Those shiftless autocrats have held us in submission.
Beleaguered us with Pinkertons and scoffed at our demands.
They've turned the screws at every hint of opposition,
But they can't ignore us anymore
When they see what they've got on their hands.
So hey,
What do you say
That there's gonna be a hunger strike today!
Wouldn't you say,
That a hunger strike would turn these blue skies grey
What do you say
That there's gonna be a hunger strike today!
Wouldn't you say,
That a hunger strike makes everything okay
What do you say
What do you say
What do you say
(Jon Greenlee - drums, bass, guitar solo
Lauren London - additional vocals)
Copyright 1994, 2003 Zach London

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From "Hrafnkel's Saga: The Rock Opera"

Come in and gather round me
It's cold outside and I've a tale to tell today
About a time when we were free
In Mother Iceland, long ago and not so far away

(Anitra Brooks - vocals
Nick Rosenberg - drums)

Copyright 1993 Zach London


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