The Spectacular Saga of Sweet Pea & Suzy Q

by Cherokee Starlight

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A Thousand Blessings Music & Lyrics by Stavros Woke up with you again, and it felt just like it was. Loneliness set in my bones, and all our words were dust. In the light of day, ankles behind the sun. Falling down on every one. And everything is beautiful. This was all just in my head. You turned to me, and made a joke; a laughing smirk, a raging note. Such unease now between the sheets; Hidden and incomplete. I turn away, thinking how all the shutters of your soul are sealed so tight :// Woke up with you again, a heart-shaped gun and a stone in your mouth. When I think of you, all the birds in your eyes are locked within your house. Curtains drawn. A thudding bass pulse plays against the light of a waxing moon; beckons you to sing a song in tune with another soul that you've drawn into your temple of hair & bone. Oh, so all alone! Rage against the dying of the light. You look at me and a thousand blessings kiss the salty sea :// A Thousand Blessings Kiss... ://
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The Last Inch of Peace Music & Lyrics by Stavros Hold Out for the Last Inch of Peace Make a Strong Stand to the Bitter End Take It With Your Heart Livin' The Life Never Back Down Or Divide The Sky In Your Eyes Because You Can Fly All the bad times breaking you down But you must rise beyond the simple hurt Take It With Your Heart Livin' The Life Never Back Down Or Divide The Sky In Your Eyes Because You Can Fly So High When You Live Your Peace Hold Out for the Last Inch of Peace Make a Strong Stand to the Bitter End Hold Out for the Last Inch of Peace Make a Strong Stand to the Bitter End
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Shower Tunes 00:44
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The Spectacular Saga of Sweet Pea & Suzy Q Music & Lyrics by Stavros Holding out, Holding on Like Staring into the sun Even now... You shape me You shape me
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Big Nothing 06:56
Big Nothing Music & Lyrics by Stavros Touched by the sun of your curving grace Wild flowers bake in a field without water without water Aching like a knife with no flesh to cut Blood on tongue; hands full of hair, pulling pulling, pulling, pulling you closer Two hearts (two hearts) So close is one Further to reach you than the Earth is to the sun I hold... a Big Nothing You fade like a vapor A lost little rag doll scared of your pride Ashamed of your might, clinging to some high You fall... Fall Away Aching like a knife with no flesh to cut Blood on my tongue; hands full of hair, pulling pulling, pulling, pulling you closer Two hearts (two hearts) So close is one Further to reach you than the Earth is to the sun I hold... a Big Nothing Big Nothing... Except You Except You! Ah! Except You! AHH! Except You! You, You... except you I hold you, you, ah you! Hold you... you... you... Just you
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Conversations Over Breakfast Music & Lyrics by Stavros Days of Future I Can See Is It The Past That's Leading Me?
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fightfuckstartareligion Poem by Stavros (aka Poet 168) Fight. Fuck. Start a religion. We’re all going to die. In a hundreds it won’t matter anyway. New bastards w/ new faces clinging to the same old cave skin will rape consciousness all over again. Fight. Fuck. Start a religion. Tell yourself; sell your Self make a Hollywood movie billboard the internet with MySpace (& Facebook) Pornography Record an album of gums chewing linen. What difference does it make? all this white noise is a temple of god light and dog shit. Fight. Fuck. Start a religion. Pray to the divine to save your ass, ‘cause you won’t. Fight. Fuck. Start a religion. Get a tax break to break your back You slaves. You masters. You are the destruction at the end of your day and the cheap beer in your refrigerator. Smoke pot. Take pills. Channel surf to heaven. Masturbate on public buses. Water the lawn. Erect small statues. Paint the mailbox. Pay the bills. Spread your disease in restaurants and theaters. Dance naked in the darkness as well as the light. We’re ugly and beautiful and dying every second aching for someone to ignore us or love us or just shut the hell up. Spread the disease, called cash. Spread your legs. Butter your toast. hang dirt in expensive picture frames; snapshot memories of the vertically challenged. Laugh. You are a virus of love. Fight. Fuck. Start a religion. Plaster your face on milk-cartons to fill landfills Kill insects with wanton attitude; cum in the mouths of all your lovers. Whisper obscenities at the feet of mice. Scream prayers at passing airplanes. Never answer multiple choice questions again. Erect a paragon of #2 pencils until God divides our tongues. Stay Drunk. Never wake. Create great art for someone else to write about. Give a stranger something to think. Buy meat. Eat. Spread the disease, called cash. Didn’t you know... I love you.
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Live It Up 04:01
Live It Up Music & Lyrics by Stavros Life's too short for bad whiskey Warm beer and your lies Life's too short for all your bullshit You better realize No one needs more damage Down here in the grime Live It Up Live It Up Live It Up Life's too short to be stressin' Dig an early grave One foot buried next to the other Boots up in spades Don't play the hand your dealt with You gotta kick some ass Take the shot Roll the dice Live It Up Live It Up Live It Up Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Live It Up Live It Up Live It Up Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
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Death Smiles on the She Beast of Nightmare Castle Music & Lyrics by Stavros Spanish Translation by Samantha Klotz English Samples from: The She Beast: 1966, Leith Productions; Death Smiles on a Murderer: 1973, Dany Films; Nightmare Castle: 1965, Cinematografica Emmeci I'm going to rid you of your vulgar ways And replace them with others much more subtle and refined. Te amo Get undressed I'd like to spend the night with you Oh, Shut Up! Pero es pilgroso! You're a monster! Te quiero… (Mi amor.) You don't know the hate I have inside. If you could see it you'd be terrified. Es que yo soy el monstruo. (Monstro) You're just in time for Tea. (Que miedo… Que miedo) You'd kill me at once! Oh, yes. You can kill my body But I'll never leave you in peace. Never! NEVER! Para siempre. (Siempre… siempre) Estoy enamorado contigo. Pero no deberia hacer. Me has hechizado. Pero debo dejarte. Has puesto mi corazón en llamas. The Power Over Life and Death. You Can't Destroy Flesh The Power Over Life and Death. No More Than You Can Kill Love or Hate The Power Over Life and Death. No More Than You Can Kill Love or Hate So many corpses And every death...a mystery. Go Now and Find Her, Destroy the Witch! Desgraciada! If I tell you will you kill her? Yes, I'll kill her. If I tell you will you kill her? Yes, I'll kill her. Come forth and meet thy avenging God. Thy Avenging God! Come Forth... Yo soy el monstro… (Monstro) Yo soy dios… (Dios) Yo soy diablo… (Diablo) Yo soy bruja… (Bruja) Yo soy amor… (Amor) Yo soy amor… Thy Avenging God! Those who will die... Come to the Lord! I Want To Live. I Want To Live. Amar es rendirse el poder y el control! Sweet innocent heart From whom fair sleep was stolen Sleep now in the arbors of the angels. I've asked you before.. Don't Touch me! No! NO! Let Me Go! Not to come down to my laboratory... LET ME GO! Don't Touch Me! No! NO! While I'm conducting my experiments. NOOOOOO! Capitalist Dog! Ay le quiero mucho. Pero es peligroso Me siento como un monstruo. Pero solo estas enamorada Thy Avenging God! Enamorada para siempre. Y para siempre. Pero nada es para siempre Es deficil saber el amor del odio. Amar es odiar Capitalist Dog! Es un hechizo vicioso. Y crea un corazón encantado ?Pero se siente tan bueno Si, cierto. Thy Avenging God! I was watching the birds in the cages. They seem so happy. So carefree and lighthearted. But are they really? And for a minute I felt just like one of them. A prisoner of something that is preying on me. Something, or someone, that has a hold on me. I don't know. Sometimes, it seems as if I'm in its power. You are still in love with that Witch! As far as witches are concerned You are no one to talk.
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Murder of Crows Lyrics by Stavros Music by Stavros & Samantha Klotz A murder of crows What do they know A lit to the sky Blocking the sun In your eyes, in your eyes Feathers like rain Stick into the sand As fingers entwined In your hands, in your hands, in your hands Black crow flies Along the side of the road Picking up blue shells For a beautiful, beautiful, Raven-haired girl, raven-haired girl Picking up blue shells In your eyes A murder of crows Raven-haired girl Strong as the sky Feathers for skin With love in her eyes
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the freedom in my fist the greatest goal in my life is to sleep with my palms open sometimes i wake up my fists clenched so tight they can not hold a prayer. bath water slips through the ocean unnoticed like civilizations slip through their time on this planet looking back, looking forward clenched so tight in their ruts of earth destiny eludes them. the statue of liberty was made from pennies david copperfeild croissants hailing freedoms that never really existed white drinking fountains, black drinking fountains women propertyless, voiceless, shoeless. but, the old gal made her way to new york her fists clenched so tight around her torch and book perhaps she was inspiration for countless book burnings slipped through the ocean of time. freedom is still cheap and easy as opening a fist passing water through the ocean lying to a great number of people clenching oneself within dreams waking up isolated in neighborhoods. freedom is in my cell phone the book i’m always writing the movie i’m still watching the woman i try to love the children i read to sleep. traffic jams are always somebody’s fault slipped through one inch at a time they are never at the scene fender to fender, looking back, looking forward, hating now. my grandmother is afraid to leave the house tells me about parking lot car jackings, a.t.m. line jackings, gas station shootings, grocery bag stealings, apartment break ins; she lives in washington, dc.
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ÜberStank 03:07
ÜberStank Music & Lyric by Stavros Aw Shucks, ya'll, Gettin' bent over this wall Don't you know that the puppet needs his play? To keep our minds trapped, stuck in the grind Of a normal day to day. So the Peeps in the Tower, the ones with real power Pulling the strings like the wizard Oz Can do what they want, this ain't some Lefty taunt You're a slave; what else is there to say. ... Yeah, That's an ÜberStank Ladies & Gentlemen, put your hands together for the one and only beat Poet 168 In this groove master debate, spittin' fate Can you dig it? Yeah! Can you dig it? Yeah! Big Orange is boring, a Twitter Nazi snoring Flippin' the script like a Grand Wazoo But what's really going on, the secret in this song Is that Power is gonna do what they do Like casino poker, the cards are fixed The house is gonna win America rises on Godzilla thighs A whore and an addict to boot We're all slaves to cash; Need a cable fix fast To give Power more time And sew it up, hem us all in With some new commercial rhyme Big Money - Big Money Big Money - Big Money Big Money - Big Money Woe-O! Big Money - Big Money Big Money - Big Money Big Money - Big Money Woe-O! Big Money - Big Money Big Money - Big Money Big Money - We Sold Our Souls! Big Money - Big Money Big Money - Big Money Oh, Hell No! This Godzilla super-power is gettin' dumber by the hour Like plants need electrolytes So, we gotta stay focused, teach truth not hocus pocus Or listen to the gospel news We gotta shape our minds while we're doin' soft time Or else this world might explode Forget the guns, that's a setting sun On the shadows of our tombs We gotta rise with knowledge; Kill the Electoral Collage One Voice, One Vote, One Kill Do what's right! We, The People, Have gotta fight Or else we die by our ills A government "for the people by the people" can not, and will not, be represented by an oligarchic body that usurped democracy by a slave-minded hegemony. We don't need Bread & Circus! We need truth - YEAH! We don't need Bread & Circus! We need truth - YEAH! We Need.... Truth We Need... Truth We Need... All you fat cat bastards in Congress & the House To represent the American people, instead of yourselves.
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Kill All Monsters Music & Lyrics by Stavros Hi. I'm your darkest Fear and I will show Everybody What you don't Want them to know; - They'll Know The tide will rise and crush. Hi. I'm your Light, Beauty pushed down So your dark may come And swallow you whole. Don't let it be right You know, it can't ride In your soul, unless you're blind To your own strength Be your own light Set fire to the night And feed, the beast In your soul, the one of truth, Strength and Will Let it rise Becoming light, To burn... Burn away. This fire inside Forms a knife To kill All Your Monsters

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This collection was inspired by my Grandmother. Her kindness, compassion, and willingness to just accept me as I am is at the heart of every composition. The poems and two songs were written prior to her passing. This collection reflects her heart and love. I hope you N'Joy!

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released January 1, 2021

All Songs Written and Performed by Stavros
Murder of Crows, written by Stavros & Samantha Klotz

Stavros - Guitars, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Loops, & Vox

ADDITIONAL MUSICAL SUPPORT:
DJ Wae Fonkey - Turntables
Lisa "Classical Heathen" Donald - Cello
Judi Romero, Samantha Klotz, Mary Stockton-Johnson, & Q - Vocals
Story Cockrell - Beatbox
Ken Riley - Slide Guitar

Samples from UberStank: Gojira: 1954, Toho, Company Ltd; Girlfriends: 2000, Paramount Network Television

Samples from Death Smiles on the She Beast of Nightmare Castle: The She Beast: 1966, Leith Productions; Death Smiles on a Murderer: 1973, Dany Films, Nightmare Castle: 1965, Cinematografica Emmeci

Spanish Translation by Samantha Klotz

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Cherokee Starlight Albuquerque, New Mexico

Music is! It's the language of my heart, my mind, and Spirit. It is the language of our Earth, the stars; it is life. Every vibration that moves within us, around us, and through us, can be heard, felt, and played. I play with the sounds of Folk, Rock, Punk, Funk, Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and Jazz to explore the journey of this odd flesh suitcase traveling down this organic ghetto. ... more

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