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    There are only 5 copies of the original release from Sleeping Dogs Lie. These 12 songs were later remastered as the first 12 songs for the "Swirl" cd. These 12 songs were chosen from over 100 4-track songs that I had recorded over two years of non-stop 4-track experimenting. Thank you for your old school retro love.

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The "Swirl" cd (2007) is a 22-song compilation cd of 12 remastered songs from the original 1996 Sleeping Dogs Lie cassette debut as well as 10 more songs recorded in 2006-07.

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released January 1, 2007

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sleeping dogs lie Albuquerque, New Mexico

Since 1997, indie rock artist Sleeping Dogs Lie has released 8 cds tenuously balancing dissonance and melody; absurdity and truth; simplicity and sonic atrocity. 100% of the proceeds from cd/download sales from Sleeping Dogs Lie go to various charities. ... more

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Track Name: Archie Swirl
She is brave as an airplane
As day, as the night fades away
Well didn’t they tell you
That it’s never too late
Never too late,
It’s never too late, to unhate

He’s an almond young man
Dreaming of a civil war
Torn through his soul
They flushed his ashes
Down the toilet bowl
Mother doesn’t know
Anyone that would go
And all the time,
The girl that he loved
She crushed his skull
And then she
got down and prayed
that maybe one day
she would find someway
someway
someway
someway to unhate
Track Name: The enemy among us
I fell from dissent
Living in the here and now

I can’t sleep
I can’t eat
I can see the enemy
I can’t sleep
I can’t eat
I can see the enemy
Among us

I must not be
The only one
Raped before
The starting gun

I can’t sleep
I can’t eat
I can see the enemy
I can’t sleep
I can’t eat
I can see the enemy
I can’t sleep
I can’t eat
I can see the enemy
Among us

Lennon’s Revolution
Selling Nike Air
Jesus in Adidas
It’s only fair

I can’t sleep
I can’t eat
I can see the enemy
I can’t sleep
I can’t eat
I can see the enemy
Among us
Track Name: My girl Firefly
her light fills the sky
believe the thunder
another wingless saint
that was crushed under
she begged and bleed me with
her green forest eyes
turned to stone
beneath the rusted skies

my girl firefly was diamonds
she is shining shine

she cradles her gentle shell
she drives her light into me
a feeling from above
i stumble to my knees
she begged and bleeded me
with her bitter pills
sometimes I think I’m the one
buried in those hills

my girl firefly was diamonds
she is shining shine
Track Name: Sally
Sally is quite pretty
and I wish that I could squeeze her dogs
she’s lookin’ pretty scruffy
with that boy she calls her friend
I never thought I’d see the end of Tony
he’s not lonely ask his friends
they think he’s gay hurray for Tony
he’s as happy as a cat
his other girl is fat
hey now hey she pays the rent
sally’s bent she wants him back
to vent her anger
she would snack on candy...
doughnuts
hey, don’t you miss me?
Don’t you miss me?
I can’t live without you...
sorry baby life sucks doughnut?
Track Name: High five on the dead guy
I’m living the redneck flick
with the black gospel ads
the Treasury of Christmas
ain’t so bad afterall

high five on the dead guy
I am the only one with his eyes

hot Milkduds
and the last Pepsi swig
‘Zo’s back in town
the world is going down
and Art sold out the Browns

high five on the dead guy
I am the only one with his eyes

put me down to sleep
and save the hairless sheep
I’ve seen better days
on a cliff infested leap

high five on the dead guy
I am the only one with his eyes
Track Name: Wasted sea
the sky is falling
oh how appalling
can man become
we seed the flower fields
with the asphalt wheels
money makes no deals
burning milky seas
spill milk industry
cups full of greed

take my hand
as we tumble through
this wasted sea

dropping acid tears
buried golden years
mother don’t need me
she held this land
when I was sand
in the palm of her hand
strip mining scabs
a single cancer stabs
into her chest
tumors graze the dirt
mother’s belly burnt
we’re not the world

take my hand
as we tumble through
this wasted sea

green plants trees
in the lumber yard
I think too hard
burning and churning
we’re the dinosaurs learning
on our gluttonous lard
we’re the germ
the villainous worm
we take what we earn
and spend the rest
Track Name: In
my love is going in
insane or self-mutilation
I am in
I love the fire
I’ve been contaminated
I’m in the sin
I’m in
I’m in
I’m in
Track Name: Oscar
Hey Oscar run down to the store
I have this craving for bacon grease
don’t get Sizzlean or gasoline on the way
I need you to spend the rest of your money
on beef jerky hot ‘n spicy
or maybe some Jawbreakers
I’m as hungry as a fatboy on a farm
I’ll take the Grand Slam with the chinch bugs
pass the maple syrup
the kings of Persia never ate like this
it all looks so good I just can’t decide
I lied I’m not hungry afterall
let’s torch the mall
and watch the children running out ha...
Oscar you know with any luck
we’ll get the car keys and
well I’m feeling kinda dizzy
maybe I should lie down and
tell you about the rest of my life
I really hate being the bionic man
you know I always wanted to
work for the government like you
and wear those cool glasses
but life’s a bitch

She’s breakin’ up
she’s breakin’ up
oscar where are you?

She’s breakin’ up
she’s breakin’ up
oscar what do i do?
Track Name: Teardrop
she is the reason
for the sun
her teardrop eyelines
everyone
she’ll never know alone
she spreads her wings around me
I feel the crush
of a thousand men
she breathes into me
I’ll never know alone
she is the reason
for the sun
her teardrop eyelines
everyone
Track Name: Big brown Willie
she’s big and brown
and round the block
I like drive ‘er silly
I like to take ‘er in to town
and show off my big willie
she got ‘er name
from way back in 1973
saw ‘er on the Dukes of Hazzard
and I knew she was for me

I want to play
with my big brown Willie

Willie’s needs to change ‘er ways
some say Willie is a tourist killer
well Willie’s all I’ve got
and Willie’s all I need

I want to play
with my big brown Willie
Track Name: Fun government cheese
had a bomb in the fast-food bag
left it on the Senate floor to clean the house
two days later then the Feds arrived
knockin’ on my door
I was the last man out alive
drove all night to Utah in the north
got a job in Provo in the puppet show
I used to be a dealer in D.C.
contributions misspent
and the NRA wants to talk to me
I never should have run
from the police

fun government cheese

they said they’d find me
I moved to Santa Fe
bought a gun and
stole a Pinto just for fun
I drove it back
to Washington to Meet the press
but when I got there
the Feds made the arrest
the NRA pled no contest
from their knees

fun government cheese
Track Name: Wyoming in the Spring
red onion rolling rocky river flowing downtown taxi
man checkers yellow fever flys open don't you know it
all comes and goes with my shoe salesman commission
painters of the sea the reasons of my way out in the
boon docks my pay late again today it's Wyoming in the
spring. a running shoreline sages into the seat of the
drivers stop in the red for loading the ocean width of
a cattle ranch dressing and the salad days are here to
stay on top of things don't get me down it's Wyoming
in the spring. New world order of fries with that's
life in the big city bankruptcy scandals in the big
house on top of the hill top dogs bark in the night
life jumping to the beat the hell out of me and you
are forever in a day light dawns upon us and then
again the magic wand waved us from above all else I
love the one you're with this thought I thee wed his
high school sweetie is her pet name the capital of
Wyoming in the spring me out of jail tonight it's
Wyoming in the spring. one more wish upon a star fish
in a tank the whole idea of men of the twentieth
century fox release the summer time blues it's Wyoming
in the Spring. man walk the stage a come back from
the dead of night we spend the spring in Wyoming.
Track Name: You're too old to ride a pony
You're too old to ride a pony
get off old man and save your money

you look like an ass in front of Target
I think they were shootin' for a younger market
ya got a stack of change so you parked it
all rides are a quarter

You're too old to ride a pony
get off old man and save your money

the kids are cryin' cause they want their turn
but some old folks, hell, they never learn
security came and unplugged the ride
there's always Wal-mart
Track Name: Yellowbeat
Yellowbeat, yellowbeat
I wanna get my beat on
Yellowbeat
I love yellowbeat
Everybody sing along

Yellowbeat, yellowbeat
I wanna get my beat on
Yellowbeat
I love yellowbeat
Everybody sing along

Yello
Beat
FM
Track Name: Combover
he's got no hair
on the middle of his head
he could use a rug
or drugs instead
but he prefers
to keep his cranium natural
he swoops his hair
so the peeps don't know he's bald

he's got a combover
on his head
it’s like something dead
has found a bed
why can't he see it
why can’t he see that thing?

he went swimming and
the brown mass came to life
it left his head, was it looking for a wife?
they could reproduce and
make a fine quaff
but I'm outta this pool
because that thing could come off

he's got a combover
on his head
it’s like something dead
has found a bed why
can't he see it?
why can't he see it?

he's got no hair
on the middle of his head
he could use a rug
or drugs instead
but he prefers
to keep his cranium natural
he swoops his hair
so the peeps don't know he's bald

he's got a combover
on his head
it’s like something dead
has found a bed
why can't he see it
why can’t he see that thing?
why can't he see that swirly thing?
why can't he see it?
Track Name: Stick it to the man
Ain't nothin' like a mom & pop
somethin' like Caroline's Chocolate
but they’ll shake your little stand
sugar turns to sand
I just want to stick it to the man

Ain't nothin' like a honkey customer
I'll take his money but no sir
do you know who I am?
no, I don't give a damn
I just want to stick it to the man

Ain't nothin' like a dynamite suit
72 virgins will think I'm cute
my million little pieces
each an angry Spam
I just want to stick it to the man
Track Name: That guy in the music store
In every music store in the world
There's always one guy
Who has to play his guitar
Louder and more annoying
Than any human alive
DON'T BE THAT GUY.