All My Friends Are Famous (in progress)

by Bile Greene

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STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS!
only allowing downloads on some songs at the moment.
i'm 9% sure this is the final track listing.

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released 06 May 2012

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Thanks to Maria Kydonieus for her invaluable input & feedbag.

Major thanks to Andrew Chalfen. Piping, Undertow (no longer on this album), and Saw You all had their origins in weekly musicking we did for a while there. Saw You in fact merits a co-writing credit for the music.

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Bile Greene Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bile Greene writes songs & plays music in Philadelphia. He has been lots of places & met lots of people, and these songs are probably meant to be his take on all of that. The music is all available to be downloaded for free (or you can pay what you want to), except for some unfinished items which you can listen to, but not take home. ... more

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Track Name: Birds
birds
collect in pools
by the side of the house

rain
falls straight down
all the way to the ground

animals go splashing by, reflected in the grey sky
weathering the year with you, is really all i want to do do do do-do

sweet
to see your face
across the table from me

can't
you understand
what you're meaning to me

caravans of clouds collide, collecting in a bird's eye
weathering the year with you, exactly as i want to do do do do-do

years
collect in pools
by the side of our lives

to have
a life with you
makes it easy to be me
Track Name: Saw You
I saw you, you were a sawyer's dream.
Dairy maid, you made the farmer's cream.
Burning this butterfly heart, as i stutter by.
I am rapt, i am fit to be tongue-tied.

And i'm waiting in your wings tonight,
Like a silence in the distance,
With your pieces of resistance all around.

I saw you, wearing a gown of stars,
coming home from the bars, going back to his house.

And i'm shouting in a cloud of bees,
Till i'm steely as a gurney,
Till i'm sore as the surly lights of dawn.

What do i have to do?
To tear your world in two and two and two and two.
Track Name: Garden of Lies (incomplete)
Lying with you in a garden of green
wearing my favorite disguise
Playing these chords that go well with your mood
and the sad melody in your eyes
In my beautiful Garden of Lies.

High overhead fly the black & blue birds
They circle & darken the skies.
Trying to tell you we're here all alone,
but it's clear that the roses are spies
In my beautiful Garden of Lies.

Strolling the grounds of my tangled estate,
every breath chokes you with flies.
Brilliant flowers are blossoms of hate,
here where the sun shines like ice
In my beautiful Garden of Lies.
Track Name: Kandinsky
He said he knew Kandinsky, in his heyday at the Bauhaus.
He was charming as a coral snake, and as cozy as a crab louse.
He said he had a date with the boys downtown.
You should've seen his face when all the shit went down.

Some noise across the skyline,
made his head feel like an el train.
In a sports bar down on Water Street,
he was pouring down like summer rain.
They added up a tab that he could not pay.
He could hear the people say,

"Everybody knows, you're a stranger here.
Everyone can see it in your eyes.
Everybody says, keep away from here.
Everything you value is all that we despise."

Well, he felt just like DeSoto, when he reached the Mississippi.
He was posing for a photo, to send back home on his birthday.
He thought he had it all, but his dreams never came true.
You could see the hole where all his plans fell through.

"Everybody knows, you're a stranger here.
They can tell you by your suitcase & your shoes.
Everybody says, stay away from here.
All that we require is only that you lose."

By the time his ship was long gone,
he was on his way to Hong Kong,
With his feet nailed to the deck boards,
like a statue playing ping pong.
He serenaded the crew with his crazy song.
All the sailors sang along.

All the sailors sang along.
Track Name: Unfly
I don't wanna fly, to fly could be to fall
All that i never try, won't hurt me at all
I sit in this chair, and the world spins me around
Now falling through the air, head thrust into the ground.

And maybe it's a shame,
But really who's to blame...

I'm burning alive, underneath a wave of the sea
Where coral treasure lies, there you can find me
I don't wanna be free, to be free is to lose me somehow
All i could ever be, is closing in on me now.

And maybe it's a shame,
But really who's to blame?
If the world is in me.
Track Name: You Are My Harbor
Another hard day
The road is so cold

We seek a safe place
There to surrender

You are my harbor
Your light to guide me