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Dirty Shoes, Balls and Old Songs

by Canja Rave

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Dirty Shoes, Balls and Old Songs (Chris Kochenborger, Paula Nozzari) Been on this road For so long that I feel safe Everywhere is home 'Cause I feel I don't belong All that I got Dirty shoes, balls and old songs Shoes, balls and old songs Make my way among strange people Been in crazy towns (Hey hey hey, hey hey hey) Witness to all kinds of stories I'm back on the road Froze on the snow Now the rain don't seem so cold Out on the night UV rays they burn my sight I met my love Take her everywhere I go, to put up the whole show
So Lucky 03:50
So Lucky (Chris Kochenborger, Paula Nozzari) The world is very colorful and I am wide awake Everyday we tumble over huge piles of cash My breath is good, I drink champagne and eat caviar Volcanoes don't need to feed on virgins anymore Fairies make me happy with no need to pay them with teeth There is no evil in my way, no fiends and dragon's fire Nuclear plants are gone, politicians tell the truth No pollution, thirst and hunger, war and cold feet Your hard work is recognized and you will get a raise Everyone is just so lucky, everyone is just so rich Not to mention all the happiness and health Seems so easy we should all celebrate Everyone is just so lucky (Irish lucky!), everyone is just so rich Make sure you have tipped the barman, he's so nice Make sure to kiss that pretty lady I am happy and that's no lack of respect (Ah-aaah) All the champions read all the best-sellers Howdy ho there, y'all!
Accident 04:06
Accident (Chris Kochenborger, Paula Nozzari) Well son you just drove a hell of a way to get yourself to my town (I said it's my town!) Taking that piece of junk car all the way from the state of Michigan And we don't take too kindly here to those people speaking that foreign language Respect my authority or you'll be down in the blink of an eye Common! My mom says that I'm some kind of TV show hero like CHiPs, or Charles Bronson I was the first at the Stop sign, but I guess I'm not the priority, you think I'm joking, how dare ya? You could have caused the town's worst ever accident, accident You could have caused the town's worst ever accident, accident Wait a minute! What the (in Sam's) hell is going on around here? Freeze! On the ground! Hands where I can see them! You have the right to remain in silence And everything you say can, and will be used against ya
To Let Myself Go (Chris Kochenborger, Paula Nozzari) I hear foot steps there is someone in the attic This place is empty I wonder what I'll find I draw an image, but I'm no illustrator Just passing time since I have a few more years To let myself go where the wind might blow Away from this body, guided by my soul Who is this strange man playing his guitar? For anyone who is willing to hear Who are these people whose attention's been caught There is no screening for truth into your heart
Ducks 03:34
Ducks (Chris Kochenborger, Paula Nozzari) Where do ducks go in the winter? I'll be waiting for you by the melting lake Where do ducks go in the winter? I can't find you while the fish chill in the ice Will you come back? I miss your funny way to walk Will you be the same? I tend to change with the cold I gave you bread that you ate from my hand My only friend… Remember me, please... I wish to go Wherever you are When you are gone I need to find you Where do ducks go in the winter? Where do ducks go in the winter?
Keep My Distance (Chris Kochenborger, Paula Nozzari) I have tried so much to make life work in this town At first I was mad and I could not understand (no..no..) I would have created roots if I hadn't moved away So long ago I have left Try to avoid you, but still looking back The dusty pictures I have from the past Is how close I will get to this place I'm glad to keep my distance faraway Just look what you became today
Pillows 02:36
Pillows (Chris Kochenborger, Paula Nozzari) Why are these pillows so big? I can barely lay my head on them Is it hangover? Or the weight of conscience? Takes longer to wash them Takes longer to dry them Takes over a lot more space And makes my head look small Why? Tell me why? Why? Tell me why? I can't take this pillow on trips It is just too big to fit into my bag It is so huge and I can't explain Big for my bed, big to take along
Never Ready for a War (Chris Kochenborger, Paula Nozzari) Wake with horns Wipe your room Walls, climb up Guns, bang bang Burn, burn down Never ready for a war Don't support our troops Lost bullets fly in the air They don't really care Rain, let's run Mud, dive in Walls, climb up Guns, bang bang Burn, burn down Chorus This game is about survival You think you live a real war You may be fit, you think you're good Are you ready to play? Are you ready to play, son?
One More Song One more song that will not be played Rest assured you won't hear it on shows It won't be played on the radio 'Cause it's not part of any trends There is no use to file a complaint Those who do end up cast away This song could even win a prize or two One more song that will not get played I wish you'd change your mind I wish I had the right friends


Canja Rave's new album was recorded in Berlin, Germany in August of 2011. This is the 3rd album from Canja Rave.

Produced by Alvaro Alencar


released March 1, 2012

Canja Rave:
Paula Nozzari - drums, melodica, washboard, tambourine, kazoo and vocals.
Chris Kochenborger - acoustic and electric guitar; slides and vocals.

All songs & lyrics by Canja Rave
Produced and mixed by Alvaro Alencar
Mastered by Ricardo Garcia
Photo by Erik Weiss
Art by Bruno Morais


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