The Racing Brain of Ray Brazen

by RAY BRAZEN

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BC Records 2003

PRODUCED BY RAY BRAZEN

Recorded in Brooklyn NY and Elmwood Park NJ 1994-2003.

All songs written by Ray except "The Elephant" by Ronnie Baker.

Special thanks to Rob, Mick, and Armando.

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released December 1, 2003

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From Elmwood Park NJ to Brooklyn NY to Orlando FL, there's no stopping the mighty Ray Brazen. The Revenge of Davey Dawson just might take place tonight! You'd best prepare yourselves.

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Track Name: The Joey Dee Rock & Roll Retirement Home
Well we sit around playing guitars instead of cards
Life in the fast lane sure did hit us hard
When we get bored we sign up on the list
Taking dancing lessons for the Peppermint Twist

Cuz the years of cruisin' 'n' bruisin' 'n' losin'
Really get to you
And the years of breezin' 'n' wheezin' 'n' deseasin'
Really get to you
Thank God there's some hope for me
The Joey Dee rock and roll retirement home

Well we thought our lifestyle would be our brand new day
But our managers ripped us off along the way
Our dealers said "heroin's so good for you"
We never thought we'd be so royally screwed

But the years of breezin' 'n' wheezin' 'n' deseasin'
Really get to you
And the years of cruisin' 'n' bruisin' 'n' losin'
Really get to you
Thank God there's some hope for me
The Joey Dee rock and roll retirement home
Track Name: Apathy Park
Apathy park
Sits in the dark
Streetlamps burnt out
Nobody shouts
Sit on my can
Wait for the plan
My eyes turn red
They slept instead
I pull the trig
On this sucker gig
Must blow this town
No one's around
Where is it good?
Not misunderstood?
One thing is clear
It sure ain't here

And I can't escape it
No matter where I try to run to

Apathy park
Makin' no mark
One has to flee
Then he will see
Found me a scene
Rockin' and mean
Push came to shove
Tried to find love
They pulled the trig
On some good gigs
Club got shut down
Now no one's around
My new terrain
Ways are the same
One thing is clear
Death has come near

And I can't escape it
No matter where I try to run to
No, I can't escape it
No matter where I try to run to
Track Name: Shoot Down the Harvest Moon
Shoot down the harvest moon
Shoot down the harvest moon
Shoot down the harvest moon
Shoot the cow jumping over it too
Ain't no sacred cow
Ain't no sacred cow
Ain't no sacred cow
Let's kill him and eat him for dinner

Shoot down the storming clouds
Shoot down the storming clouds
Shoot down the storming clouds
Shoot down the rain that's waiting to fall
Ain't no holy water
Ain't no holy water
Ain't no holy water
If we boil it can we make it safe?

Shoot down the shooting stars
Shoot down the shooting stars
Shoot down the shooting stars
Shoot 'em now before they shoot at us
Ain't no wishing stars
Ain't no wishing stars
Ain't no wishing stars
Fry 'em up and watch 'em flash in the pan
Track Name: Get Back Radiac
Get back Radiac
Poisoning the chicken shack
Get back Radiac
What you do is really wack
Get back Radiac
Givin' me a heart attack
Get back Radiac
'Bout as safe as doin' crack

Get back Radiac
Think that we ain't keepin' track?
Get back Radiac
Move out to Mamaroneck
Get back Radiac
We want our environment back
Get back Radiac
Hit the road like Kerouac

Get back Radiac
Cleanliness is what you lack
Get back Radiac
Turnin' all the rivers black
Get back Radiac
Sick of takin' up the slack
Get back Radiac
Softly like Roberta Flack
Track Name: Martian Pinball Game Of Love
Germany is victorious
But I'm feeling oh so blue
When I saved your ass in England
You just told me to go screw
Nobody messes with the USA
But you broke my heart in two that day
In the martian pinball game of love

I had my two balls locked
But still you wouldn't get defrocked
When that live martian attack
Laid me flat out on my back
And you wouldn't let me have that extra ball
Shoulda known I was headed for a fall
In the martian pinball game of love

Opened the gate and thought I'd win
But the damn thing wouldn't go in
And I missed that stroke of luck
When I could've won a buck
But the ball wasn't saved
No return to battle, soldier
You left me feeling like a chewed up file folder
In the martian pinball game of love

Now I'm left just wanting more
Cuz I didn't get the highest score
And my dreams went down the hatch
Cuz the last two numbers didn't match
I tried to give you a great big kiss and hug
But the machine kept flashing
"Just say no to drugs"
In the martian pinball game of love
Track Name: Chuchi Chuchi Coo
Why ya gotta do that chuchi?
You're gonna end up like John Belushi
And all the girls, they don't wanna smoochie
For a guy who's on the chuchi

Chuchi chuchi coo
You think I'm teasing you?
That straw is really a screw
Chuchi chuchi coo

Why ya gotta do that coke?
I thought you were a smarter bloke
One more time, I'm gonna choke
You do your chuchi, I'll just smoke

Chuchi chuchi coo
Laugh if you want to
But it makes me mad at you
Chuchi chuchi coo
Track Name: Bleecker Street Blues
I got the Bleecker Street blues
I'm sure you've heard the news
And I don't wanna cruise
Singin' those Bleecker Street blues

I got the Bleecker Street blahs
No time now for hurrahs
Cuz I was born to lose
Singin' those Bleecker Street blues

On Bleecker Street I was gone
Thought I could be a lover on
That boulevard of broken dreams
But I was taken by a scheme

I got the Bleecker Street jags
I proved I'm not a fag
But then she packed my bags
Cryin' those Bleecker Street jags

On Bleecker Street I was all that
Always fancying that fat
But it clogged my arteries
And brought my poor soul to its knees

I got the Bleecker Street blues
Confused the false with trues
Can't take no more miscues
Singin' those Bleecker Street blues
Track Name: Racin' Brain
Speeding down the highway doin' ninety
Not lookin' to the left or to the right
While you're all goin' straight, I'm goin' forward
That pedal's been stuck to the floor all night

My mind is always searching for adventure
A lingering desire to kill the pain
Watch out or I'll run your ass right over
You know that I was born with a racin' brain

Couldn't slow me down even if you tried to
I've been the same way ever since day one
You look at me and you think that I'm crazy
Your life's a bore while I'm out having fun

My mind is always searching for adventure
A lingering desire to kill the pain
Watch out or I'll run your ass right over
You know that I was born with a racin' brain

I guess I'm just not meant to live the slow life
Into your corporate world I just don't fit
I guess that I'll just go on livin' my way
While you reduce this crazy world to shit

My mind is always searching for adventure
A lingering desire to kill the pain
Watch out or I'll run your ass right over
You know that I was born with a racin' brain