Bazar

by Lorenzo's Music

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about

Bazar, from longtime cabaret rockers Lorenzo's Music, is a surreal sonic safari that finds leaders Tom Ray and Mark Whitcomb fiddling about with both discombobulated pop tunes and slew-footed R&B-inflected rockers that owe a lot to everyone's favorite ash can saint, Tom Waits. The CD's bass-heavy lead cut, "Old Old Story," has a bittersweet swagger about it that ought to appeal to both Waits fans and the legions of folks who were thrilled by Leonard Cohen's mid-life move into contemporary cabaret fare.

The same is true of the louche rumba "All's Good That Ends Well." As always, Lorenzo's stylish, gravel-voiced singer Ray is in complete control of his striking pipes as he dips and sways through a fractured musical landscape peopled by beautiful losers, tempestuous lovers and twisted back-alley creatures who look good even when they're falling hard.

The CD's packaging may be simple, but don't let that fool you. These guys are one of the most sophisticated outfits in the area. If they were based on one of the coasts, they'd be penning soundtracks.

credits

released 30 August 2008

Tom Ray - vocals
Mark Whitcomb - guitar
Scott Beardsley - drums
Bryan Elliott - saxophone
Cliff Hammer - bass
Eric Brusewitz - keyboard and organ

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Track Name: Old Old Story
Old Old story

What did you have in mind
Should, should I think of everything
well I'm already blind
and that's, that's how I do things


Old, Old story and the same old song

Making the same mistakes
why do i even try
can't put my finger on it, now
and yet, and yet here I go again


Old, Old story and the same old song


all of the weeks I spent
fighting and socializing
and just, and just where did it get me
older, but not much wiser


Old, Old story and the same old song


What did you have in mind
Should I think of everything

Old, Old story and the same old song
Track Name: Inamorata
Inamorata


Found and put it down
I'm tired enough
Off the top of your head
Take 'em by the shore
Bind up your easy mark
What's it gonna fix
Mistimed your play
The random hour
Just put your name on the thing


Used to understand
It's sorry we're shut
not sorry we're closed
tonight is up or so I wanna tell you
my whisper wire companion schill


Chorus

This time around
with your chin against the curb
you nail your colors to the pole
this time around, you can't see behind
no matter, you gotta, wanna,
Inamorata


Did the song

carry it along

I turned it up

see where it shows

side by, side by

side by, side by

side by, side by

side by, side


Turn on the tap

go on with you

what ought'a be done

what ought to be


Chorus 2x
Track Name: Indian Summer
Indian Summers
are always awkward, I think
warm orange air
cold apartments
open windows and cars
sharing a city and basement floors
don't waste time in case we think twice
don't waste time, in case we think twice

Tore my shirt
living a lie
shed my guilt til there was no regret
messed up a situation by not making it happen
together on Sundays
west coast states are a dream
don't waste time in case we think twice

Indian Summers
are always awkward, I think
warm orange air
cold apartments
open windows and cars
together on Sundays
west coast states are a dream
don't waste time in case we think twice
Track Name: Downtown
Downtown

We been runnin' round goin' downtown
downtown downtown

Something got visual KO
I dig it fast
so your gonna phone it
and then a who can not feel the same?
chasin' tail away we go
and do you want say come
from wrongs and spills
come home but don't stay dumb for long
long sent home from Boston
don't fall horsey
don't say

We been runnin' round goin' downtown
downtown downtown

Announce a need
it's not a form
not a phone
he knows it ain't no location
he knows I'm on
let him go
let him go
boy, yeah
boy, you know

It ends already
it ends alright

We been runnin' round goin' downtown
downtown downtown
Track Name: All's Good That Ends Well
All's good that ends well

Got to see was I in love
and what her hands held on
that it would only hold so long
but i was all wrong
wrong, but did it all
does it, don't know
does it want of its own
does it want of its own
oh no, no, no, no

don't, done
don't, do, don't, don't
why can't you show me how you did that
Note well I'm steady i do that
don't, done, done
thrill is gone
why did you do that
went into blind
and do the time

Soon, and what would you do
hand it off
to what your hands held on
ran it in
when did it run
did it run
oh no, no
gone, where did it go
was it, don't know
was it one of it's own
was it one of it's own
oh no, oh no, no
I know now

Oh, unreliable
Oh, irresponsible
Oh, undeniable
Oh yeah

don't, done
don't, do, don't, don't
why can't you show me how you did that
Note well I'm steady i do that
don't, done, done
thrill is gone
why did you do that
went into blind
and do the time

Oh, unreliable
Oh, irresponsible
Oh, undeniable
Oh yeah

don't, done
don't, do, don't, don't
why can't you show me how you did that
Note well I'm steady i do that
don't, done, done
thrill is gone
why did you do that
went into blind
and do the time
Track Name: Oh Oh Oh
Oh,oh,oh


Comin' loose, not holding back
It's all everyone has left
Letting it out not letting it down
at least tonight


hit it high for something more
Lose it all to lose everything
give it all for free, though i already did
tell me what happened
it could be better

Oh, oh, oh


hit it high for something more
Lose it all to lose everything
give it all for free, though i already did
tell me what happened
it could be better


Oh, oh, oh


come in 2 minutes, I've lost
pearly whites and formal grab
it's been open its been had
It leaves you blind


hit it high for something more
Lose it all to lose everything
give it all for free, though i already did
tell me what happened
it could be better

Oh, oh, oh
Track Name: Voomp Boomp
Voomp-boop


Outside and light
got four, no more
so bide in time
standing sideways
threadbare, dirty, and faded
wax on outdated
folded metal shown through
sullied + simple too


voomp-boop


How two can't do
bright chord, no more
It's fine it's mine
shifting simply
joyride, cuts and I'm taken
Hold on maintain it
Like found raided its true
shaped it and played it too


voomp-boop


ah one ah, ah two ah, ah three ah, ah four ah, ah five ah
six seminal
one is short, one is low
genuine and in a row
folded metal shows through
sorted + simple too


voomp-boop
Track Name: After All That's Happened
after all


It's now forever and how
there's no turning back now
and which one of us won?
or did we both lose


tattered in our new clothes, uh huh
and keeping our space

But we are still fond, after all
thats happened

I drink and swear it's shame
still you care about me,
how could you put up with it
when i aint worth shit

I'm always gone all the time
But remembered to lock the doors


But we are still fond, after all
thats happened

I know sometimes I tick you off
I should really think before i talk
just take my word it was just a joke
you know I'll never leave you dear,
Because all of my stuff is here


I come home, cuz I know you're there
asleep in our bed

and it will go on that way

after all that's happened

cuz we are still fond,

after all that's happened


cuz we are still fond,

after all that's happened
Track Name: Fervor
Fervor


Do you get,
feature of what you sow
fervor a love affair
spec to a stopping point
don't, don't, don't, don't
nest a weir
fervor a love affair
It's always good, it's good to find other ways

Chorus
Wait for a wheel, will he roll-o
time to re-learn, same as yours
Talk to them, come to hand
will he roll-o
But at what cost, best at first

go, but i go
find a wire as i go
day before another day
it's always good, good to find better ways

Chorus

Called a little

a little calm, called away
you hold and it's over
fervor a love affair

Chorus 2X
Track Name: It Could Be You
It could be you


Chorus
It could be you
It could be me
it could be everything we see
given the day, given the time, given the moment


Some of it comes

consequence flows

keep your legs on

iron bound, turn to spurn


Could you be, in a world
But not of any world
Could you stand in the center
of a space and beware

Chorus


Some of it comes

consequence flows

keep your legs on

iron bound, turn to spurn


could you be

anything, anywhere
up above

down below

would you stand
would you think on the zone?


And the morning could be yours
and the dog could be ours
and the night we could give it away

Chorus
Track Name: Feed The One
Feed The One

Come unglued someway
come on calm, as to convey,
even fine, ever fair
wait and then they'll see
then they'll find
then they'll know.
then they'll see
then they'll find
then they'll know.

And to feed the one, again.
to feed the one, again.

Down letter, phone rang
Kinda got a roll a vote of no
found under pressure
gotta go, gotta go.
then they'll see
then they'll find
then they'll know.
then they'll see
then they'll find
then they'll know.

And to feed the one, again.
to feed the one, again.