Monte Cassino

by Vera Ellen

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Dedicated to my Babcia and Dziadzio who struggled through War,hunger and loss but never stopped giving.

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released March 20, 2015

All songs written by Vera Ellen Williams
Recorded and Mastered by Cameron Wilkes at The Stomach,Palmerston North
Design by Xavier Ellah

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Track Name: Monte Cassino
Battle grounds
graveyards,
all I knew was Monte Cassino

I'm going where
they shot you down,
everywhere was Monte Cassino

Helmet on,
gun in hand,
took a life at Monte Cassino

This is it,
then Im going home,
Gambling at Monte Cassino

I lost my love
where are you now?
I lost my love
where's my friends now?
I lost my love
where's my family now?
I lost my love

They told me,
I'd be a hero,
Bullet wounds at Monte Cassino

Brother down,
nobody stops ,
running fast from Monte Cassino

Helmet on,
gun in hand,
took a life at Monte Cassino

This is it ,
then Im going home ,
gambling at Monte Cassino

I lost my love
where are you now?
I lost my love
where's my god now?
I lost my love
where's my lovers now?
I lost my love

Battle grounds,
Graveyard,
Monte Cassino was alive
and I died when I lost my love.
Track Name: Pastry Bearded Freak
Don't try to say goodbye to the man in the sky
cause he'l always be watching you and he'l always be shy

In my town I think about how I shouldn't be here at all,
till a pastry bearded freak well he tells me about the lord.

I try to tell him where I stand but he shakes his head and he sighs
says 'The only man you'll answer to's the one in the sky'

Don't try to say goodbye to the man in the sky
cause he'l always be watching you and he'l always be shy

I tell about my sadness,where it is that I long to be.
He grabs my hands and shuts his eyes and asks to pray with me.

I used to laugh at this man, this pastry bearded freak.
But now I see his happiness the more that we speak.

Don't try to say goodbye to the man in the sky
cause he'l always be watching you and he'l always be shy

I'm standing here with all my miseries and keys and he asks me who am I not to believe?

Who am I not to believe?
Who am I not to believe the man in the sky.

Don't you try.
He'll always be watching you and he'll always be shy
Track Name: Marilyn Monroe
The smoke rolls in the door here,
leopard skin chest takes a drag
and the men come alone in packs here
ladies put your head in a bag

And the legs on the pole feel like Marilyn Monroe
As the eyes on the chair never hesitate to stare

Have another drink now,
Make yourself at home,
We're all here in the Jungle and were all here alone

The creeps roll in the door here
putting money in her pants
And she'll always blow him kisses till he says that he can't

And the stains on her lips will guarantee her a tip
As the boss in the back is making money in the stacks

Have another drink now,
Make yourself at home,
We're all here in the Jungle and were all here alone

Come on have another drink now everything will be ok
Were all here in the jungle and were all here to stay

The creeps roll in the door
and you just want some more more more
The creeps roll in the hay
and we are all here to stay.
Track Name: Never To Forget
You hold
a scarf in your hand
heavy like history
tapestries of man.

You place
the scarf around my neck
hand me the struggles
decades of trouble.

I seek
the worries you keep
another gun fires and your losing sleep.

When the bomb falls
it cuts straight to your gut
don't it? straight to your gut
Do what you must sister run to the gate
give them your love sister
give them your aid
and the people will line.
Never to forget Palestine

You hold,
a sign in your hand
clutching to words that you can't understand.

I seek
the worries you keep
another gun fires and your losing sleep.

When the bomb falls
it cuts straight to your gut
don't it? straight to your gut
Do what you must sister run to the gate
give them your love sister
give them your aid
And the people will line.
Never to forget Palestine

I will wait here while your sewing me hope
Lifting me up though we are dangers apart

And the people will line,
Never to forget Palestine.
Track Name: Modern Girls
I know I can't see you now (unless you wanna see me make it)
I know when I'm feeling down (that you just want to see me naked)

Been here since 1982
Still no change in what we do.
Modern girls will leave you in a heart beat for the next best thing

Been here since the first War
Still no-one I can adore.
And old ones will do anything to get the ring

I know I can't see you now (unless you wanna see me make it)
I know when I'm feeling down (that you just want to see me naked)

Left here when I was a kid
Still no clue of what I did
Modern men will leave you in a heart beat for the next best thing

Left here to find myself a life
Still no resemblance of one
And old ones will find any way to get them laid

I know I can't see you now (unless you wanna see me make it)
I know when I'm feeling down (that you just want to see me naked)

I will find a way (you just want him to see you)
I will find a way (you just want him to see you)
I will find a way to be so sad about the things I have.

I'm so sad about the things I have (you just want him to see you)
I'm so sad about the things I have (you just want him to see you)

And all these modern girls (how sad)
And all these modern men (how sad)
And all these modern girls (how sad)
And all these modern men
Track Name: Smoking Isn't Bad For You In Paris
When I was in Paris I ate bread and wined
I walked the streets alone at night
I passed all the cafes and wore a beret
and when somebody spoke I just turned away

When I was in Paris I just turned away

The tourists were screaming
and caught in the romance the city of Paris implied
but when I was in Paris well I was so lonely,
I was so lonely I could of died.

When I was in Paris I could of died.

I fed all the homeless
and witnessed a murder and walked till the end of the dawn
and women were smoking and sipping their coffees
and cynical as ever I tried to ignore

But when I was in Paris I couldn't ignore

I never was sober that month of October when Paris was my home
I meet all the people and told all the stories
I knew if I slept that I would be gone

When I was in Paris I knew I was gone

When I was in Paris I ate bread and wined
I walked the streets alone at night
I passed all the cafes and wore a beret
and when somebody spoke I just turned away
Track Name: This Summer Man
This summer man
takes off her dress

This summer man
never confess

The girl in the window could never resist his summer time charms
his frivolous kiss
But the summer time man he doesn't exist

Summertime blues are all the way
and I just don't know which way to turn but I can't sit still

Cause I've been a victim of the summertime man
and he took the last of my happiness
now summertime dreaming never ends

it never ends

This summer man
scars on his chest

This summer man
he's walking sex

The girl in the window could never resist his summer time charms
his frivolous kiss
But the summer time man he doesn't exist

Summertime blues are all the way
and I just don't know which way to turn but I can't sit still

Cause I've been a victim of the summertime man
and he took the last of my happiness
now summertime dreaming never ends

it never ends

In the winter he will disappear
for the wintertime girls he won't go near.

We make him weak,yeah winters here

Now it's your time to feel the wind blow
are you ready for some summertime snow?

Winters here
Yeah winters here