Freedom Party for Insects

by Suzy Callahan

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released June 1, 2007

Suzy Callahan: Vocals, Guitar, Flute
Scott Tyburski: Mellotron, tape loops, Das Keyboard, Drums
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering for a very reasonable cost

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Suzy Callahan Washington, D.C.

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Track Name: Freedom Party for Insects
Please land on my finger
Then I can linger
I don’t have to rush through the day
You don’t have to flutter
Fly home to your mother
Close your wings and with me stay

Cats attack now butterfly
Birds alerted from the sky
But there’s no harm in pondering here with me

Run through the grasses
Green leg lashes
Purple mountain majesty

Hush don’t crush the butterfly
Touch the dust he’s gonna die
Don’t you feel protected here with me?

I watch you but who’s watching me?
Not the beetle or the bee

They’re all going to the freedom party without me
Freedom party, freedom party, freedom party
Without me
Track Name: Hard On Us
I’m not insane
You’re not to blame
People have trouble
People have pain

We take our marks
Wait for the gun
When it goes off
Both start to run and run and run

It’s been hard on us lately
But still we remain
Lovers who travel our own lover’s lane

You take a thread
I tie a knot
Feet firmly planted
Don’t move from your spot

Bring in some fear
Mix in some hope
A little too much
You’ll capsize the boat
Let’s float, let’s float, let’s float

It’s been hard on us lately
But still we remain
Lovers who travel our own lover’s lane

Doctors don’t cure
Children do shame
Is this that truth they say comes in a grain?

Bring in some fear
Mix in some hope
A little too much and you’ll capsize the boat
Let’s float, let’s float, let’s float

It’s been hard on us lately
But still we remain
Lovers who travel our own lovers lane
Track Name: God of Heartache
If I knew someone who died of cancer
I’d need an answer as to why it happened
If I heard of any child without a mother
I’d need another reason why it happened

Cuz I don’t believe in God I’m sorry
I don’t believe the God of heartache

Winners lose losers win
It’s not over
Four leaf clover makes you a lucky bastard
I can be anything giver or taker
Won’t meet my maker in no life hereafter

Cuz I don’t believe in God..

The spring is sprung the grass is riz
I wonder where dem boides is
They only sing to hear their sound
Echoing up from the ground

Ohhh

I don’t believe
That God would do such a dirty job
Of heartache
Track Name: Never Lonely in Austin
Have you ever been to Austin?
I’ve heard you can really get away
Pack up your troubles in a cowboy hat, yippee-ki-ay

You can walk the streets, get something to eat
You might even want to stay
Ride out your heartache on a saddleback
Yippee-ki-ay

You're never lonely in Austin
You won’t even feel bad
I didn’t miss you in Austin
Didn’t even feel sad

I can make a friend
Try and pretend I never want to leave this place
Put all the photos that remind me of you away

I’m never lonely in Austin
I don’t ever feel bad
I didn’t miss you in Austin
Didn’t even feel sad

Now that I’ve had time to think it over
Cry on every single shoulder
And if you asked me to take a plane or a train to Spain
Yes I surely would

Cuz I’m pretty lonely in Austin
And I always feel bad
I always missed you in Austin
Never didn’t feel sad
Track Name: Southern Belle
A wild man made a pass at me
I was on the road you see
Traveling alone, rolling stone
I learned what kind of gas was good
Even looked under the hood
Traveling alone, to write a roaming tome

But when he did wink
I turned into a southern belle
All satin hoops and porch breezes
And no one's allowed to say Jesus
And quick as a wink
I forgot my fighting skills
I could have had anything I want
Instead I wait here like a debutante
Until I found you this would all be true

I was down in a trench for days
Air nor light could penetrate
Digging alone, bone on bone
The dirt was cool and it felt good
Threw it over my shoulder like a soldier would
Thinking of home, but not my own

But when he did wink
I turned into a southern belle
All satin hoops and porch breezes
And no one's allowed to say Jesus
And quick as a wink
I forgot my fighting skills
I could have had anything I want
Instead I wait here like a debutante
Until I found you this would all be true
Track Name: I Built a House for Frank Lloyd Wright
I built a house for Frank Lloyd Wright
He said it was the best house he’d ever seen
I designed a lamp for Tiffany
They said it was the best lamp that’s ever been

I flew the first airplane around the world
They said it was the best flight they’d ever flown
I invented the micro-chip and the corn chip
They said they were the best chips they’d ever known

I did all these things for you
All this for you

I waged a war for the unrepresented
They said It was the best war they’d ever fought
I cooled the warming of the globe
They said it was the coldest globe
It’s never hot

I did all these things for you
All this for you
Track Name: Mr. Right
Mr. Right, Mr. Right
Can’t go wrong

There’s no mountain too big he won’t climb
Always seems to have me on his mind

Mr. Right….

Reading poetry by candlelight
Knight in shining armor, shining knight

Mr. Right…

If you ever find one let me know
Cause I had one I foolishly let go

Mr. Right, Mr. Right
I was so wrong
Track Name: We Have a History
I want my baby back
Despite all the things he lacks
I’m living in an empty shack
And that’s just a worn out fact

He might mean a lot to you
Live flowers and dinners too
But he means a lot more to me
We have a history

We had three babies the house needed painting had to walk the dog
We had a sink down the hall to the left kept getting clogged
We had an old hand-me-down car that our friends laughed at
We have a history
You don’t have that

You always wear perfume
Like a flower just in bloom
And laugh at his every joke
Like it was the first time that he spoke
Well I don’t read the latest news
Cuz I don’t need no clues
To me it’s no mystery
We have a history

We had three babies the house needed painting had to walk the dog
We had a sink down the hall to the left kept getting clogged
We had an old hand-me-down car that our friends laughed at
We have a history
You can’t take that

We have a history
And you can’t have that
We have a history
And you don’t have that
We have a history
Not a channel on TV
It’s as real as real can be
And I’m holding on tightly
Track Name: I Smile
I smile
Lips tight
To show you
I won’t bite

I wonder
What you’re thinking
Read your mind
Between your blinking

I smile
My lips tight
To show you
I won’t bite

Come closer we might be closer than you know
Come closer we might be closer than you know