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Soul Parade

by Jesse DeNatale

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magic_dogland This man sings my heart. Simple as that.
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1.
CHILDREN OF THE SUN Cigarettes and candy And some tattoo art
On a hot June night
Out in Railroad Park
They weren’t talkin
Bout the boredom
They don’t know who they are They weren’t talkin bout the near They weren’t talkin bout the far Looks like everything’s done And nothin’s begun For Children of the Sun Black t shirts and jewelry Fellin so lovelorn
Neath the big marquee Eatin popcorn Did ya see the movie Explode on screen It’s the same old story That we’ve all seen No never be done By stories we’ve spun Children of the Sun Well I’m sittin on Main Street In my friends blue car
A mailman walks by Couldn’t say who you are Everyone walkin round And carryin bags Sunglasses on And they’re wavein flags Look out everyone Can’t see where you come from Children of the Sun Heavy metal in the mornin Folk music at night Backpacks of wisdom Nothin wrong or right Rollin down the sidewalk On an old two wheel
He gives a thumbs up sign On a quick drug deal Look out everyone They’re on the run Children of the Sun
2.
3.
DREAMER’S HOLIDAY I’m the dreamer Lives down on the bay
 What the country was
 No I could not say
 But there’s that house 
I’ve known a thousand times A hundred doors And they’re all mine The possibilities amaze me On a dreamer’s holiday Well you’re the slow one 
But you don’t waste your time You can move the mountains That we don’t want to climb The architects of joy you know They dream a lot
 About what’s real
 And about what’s not
 They’re gonna set us on our way On a dreamer’s holiday Well you’re the dreamer But they don’t understand Without you we’d be back At the dawn of man And everyone should know That it ain’t wrong
 To dream of a world Where you belong Come on and lead us on our way To a dreamer’s holiday
 On a dreamer’s holiday
 On a dreamer’s holiday
4.
MONTGOMERY ST. Fire engines singin In the backyard light Oh the backyard light Oh the lullaby.. Water trickles From an empty lot And it’s all we’ve got Yeah it’s all we’ve got And iron and stone And a sad trombone And your leather shoes And the ivory comb All our bags are packed Like a burglar it’s just Me and her
 Who will lead you Down the road. Old Montgomery
 Is a quiet street
 Such a quiet street
 uch a shame to say... So long Christmas
 And the Sunday smell And the ringin bell
 And the sparkilin bay... And the chilly mornings And the lit up tower And the early hour And the east bay bridge So long Malvina
 And your skyward hill And I’m sad to say That pilgrimage. Oh and Allen Ginsberg And the tales of men And the howlin wind And a howlin dreams. All Gods’ children make Some big mistakes yeah Some big mistakes But some lovely sounds And ice cream windows And the sound of jazz Yeah the sound of cool Makes you wanna move But no ones movin If you wanna pass Down in Chinatown. Chorus:
Come along you friend of mine Simple words aren’t hard to find Once the complications burn We’ll watch the next day turn And the frozen angels
 On the concrete steps
 Oh the sailors sleep
 Oh the widows wept
 And the drums are bangin While the fireworks fall Yeah the fireworks fall And some folks wandered Through the winter’s night Oh the winter’s night Oh the winter’s roll
I found your coat While I was tumblin out Of the fireman’s ball yeah the fireman’s ball Chorus Now the leaves are shakin On the gingko tree 
Yeah the gingko tree 
For you and me And a gray light splashes On the city sky beyond. And some folks wait
 Until the season’s change And they don’t feel strange No they don’t feel strange But I guess that you And I we’re movin on... It’s the same old story It’s our only book Gonna turn the page Gonna take a look Gonna rip it out Gonna roll it up Gonna feed those Flames inside
 And the waters tricklin
 On an empty lot
 And it’s all we got
 Yeah it’s all we got And a fire engine 
 Singin in a backyard lullaby Chorus
5.
Nightingale 04:11
NIGHTINGALE There goes sweet Mary She’s stepin through the blue I watched her slip away Down angel avenue 
Come out the blue jay And the butterfly When I had to wave 
And had to say goodbye Well listen to that nightingale
 Callin everybody with a brand new song Carry love in a golden pail
 Cause everybody one day will be Rainbow gone There stands the mayor Standin on the green Statuesque and sturdy Through everything he’s seen Some go forever And some will quickly pass
 But everything comes back When your laid beneath the grass Well listen to that nightingale Callin everybody just to sing along Carry love in a golden pail Everybody one day will be Rainbow gone I knew Miss Violet 
She took you in the dark She made your knees buckle She made your heart spark She says “Slim
 There’s nothin that you lack And when you go away 
I will be wearin black” Well listen to that nightingale She’s had to sing just to get along She’s got love in a golden pail And everybody one day will be Rainbow gone Well here comes the devil Walkin through the dirt
 His eyes are full of anger And he’s smilein at your hurt Well you lost your honey And then you lost your head You woke up on the sidewalk And your seein red Well hail the rain
 Yeah the morning rain
 Wash away the morning 
Till your feelin strong
 Carry love in a golden pail Cause everybody one day will be Rainbow gone Well here comes my baby
 Walkin in the sun
 What I wanna know is What I’ve ever done 
I’m more than lucky
 With the hand I hold I’m watchin as she’s fillin up Her pot of gold. Well listen to that nightingale Callin everybody
 With a brand new song
 She’s got love in a golden pail And everybody one day will be Rainbow gone Rainbow gone Rainbow gone Rainbow gone Yeah Rainbow gone
6.
KEEP ON WALKIN Oh you never know What can come your way Oh you never know
 Till you say ok
 And the doors swing wide And you step on in Oh you never know
 Neath the mystic moon
 Oh you never know
 If what they say is true 
And the doors swing wide And you step on in
 And you feel the change, begin Chorus:
 Well do you still believe
 In a nursery rhyme
 Or the lights comin 
Over the mountain
 Do you still believe 
That the hands of time 
Can lead you to drink
 From the fountain
 Well lift up your head now And close your eyes 
Breathe a long cool breath for me
And keep on walkin Everything’s alright Long as you believe Oh there is no time
 Neath the magnolia tree Gotta get on up
 Get on off your knees And begin again
 When you feel the change When you feel the change Ah begin Chorus
7.
The Bell 04:47
THE BELL Well I know Mr. Lightweight He knocked my uncle down One night in Madison gardens In a title fight for the crown From the weary rooms of Stockton To the rainy New York street
 He danced inside of every ring And stayed upon his feet Oh the radios on windows The streets they filled with hope They listened and they shouted As he hung on to the ropes And they prayed inside the kitchen And in the old school yard 
Jesus if you let him win
 I won’t be such a coward Chorus: 
So when I get knocked down 
I get back up
 Almost every time
 Always by myself
 And when I hear the count 
I feel set up
 Like a victim of a crime 
I’m wonderin where’s the bell Now I have heard the stories
 From my mother and my pa What finally brought him to his knees Was a low blow by the law They found him in possession And they gave him prison time A heavy weighted sentence For a petty lightweight crime Chorus Now I’m sitting in that hallway Where hate is what one loves
 I’m sitting with my hands all laced Inside his golden gloves And I hate goin back there Or movin on at all
I hate all of the little things That make a person fall Chorus
8.
Soul Parade 04:14
SOUL PARADE I’m walkin down that dusty road Wondering what just might unfold All upon a summers day Sugar for sugar and salt for salt
 If it comes out right it ain’t your fault Movin through this soul parade Shake my hand tip my hat Everybody’s gonna be like that Ain’t nobody cast away Brightly colored all around Arms a waving up and down Movin’ though this soul parade Chorus: 
I’m livin’ with somethin 
I don’t understand 
I’m the prince of my own life Ain’t no way around it
 Take the good with the bad Find the joy with the strife So I drank some water
 From the old man’s stream
 He said everybody’s gonna let you dream Never will you be afraid Brother boy and sister too Everybody looks a lot like you Movin through this soul parade Chorus I’m livin’ with somethin
I don’t understand
 I’m the prince of my own life Ain’t no way around it 
Take the good with the bad Find the joy with the strife Bridge: There’s a cold wind blowin all round you Up on cemetery hill
 And it’s all right yeah it’s all right 
If I don’t know how you feel I just wash my face Comb my hair Step out in the summer’s air Lookin’ what might come my way Shake my hand tip my hat Everybody’s gonna be like that Movin’ through this soul parade Yeah we’re movin’ through this soul parade
9.
Carry Me 03:18
CARRY ME Said she came a ridin out From old Silverado
 And a ghostly white
 The people stared
 Pretty blues eyes just like The skies of Colorado She wore a red camellia In her hair Then she came around
 The edge of town
 Sitting high upon her saddle Silver bells on her pony’s head We fought back the tears In a losing battle When I remembered What she once said Chorus: “I don’t want to fade away 
Not like some little star 
I don’t want to fade away
 So carry me wherever you are” Said they saw her late last night Outside of Millie’s bar
 But she left long before it closed Found a red camellia With a note layin in the yard
 Said “Tell him I’m someone he knows” Chorus “And I don’t want to fade away
 Not like some little star 
I don’t want to fade away
 So carry me wherever you are” Cause there’s trouble on the left Trouble on the right
 Whiskey in your blood 
Fever in the night Things that you can’t do Things that go undone 
And know you made me cry Like no other one And know you made me laugh Know you made me see
I can do for you
 What you did for me No matter where you are No matter how far
 Oh carry me, carry me, Carry me, carry me Oh carry me.
10.
Baby Joe 04:38
BABY JOE Let me put you up on my shoulders While the wild birds fly over And inside the cathedral
 We will sing La Forza del Destino On our way home from the grocery Marching closely behind me
 Sing Splendore Solo Mio
 While the man takes your photo Gonna put your name on it Gonna put a frame on it Put it in that living room Gonna stand away from it Gonna see a change come And try to take you Baby Joe Stay while you’re young and restless Stay with your feet on the ground Stay away from the wars a raging Stay where you still can be found But gone away so far
 Far from ghost of your grandfather I will call him soldato mio
 As the world makes me harden Gonna put your name on it Gonna put a flame on it Put it in that living room Gonna have an ache for it Gonna lie awake for it See what you can do Baby Joe Baby Joe Baby Joe March on home
 Come marching home Baby Joe
11.
Lucinda 03:54
LUCINDA Little tin cowboy With a horse and flag Ridin through the night With a doctor’s bag Go and get the telephone Call miss Bell
 Can’t you see the water Rushin out the well Chorus:
 I’ve been thinking bout you We’ve been thinking bout you I’ve been thinkin bout you
 Oh Lucinda And the red quince blossom Outside the gate 
No one really knows 
How long to wait Time is a tunnel And love is the light If you keep yours eyes open It’ll be alright 
Chorus I’ve been thinking bout you We’ve been thinking bout you I’ve been thinkin bout you
 Oh Lucinda 
Come on skip to my Lu There’s a place In the world for you Come on skip to my Lu My darling And the Universe black And the Earth so brave Heaven poured Through the room Like an ocean wave 
And the pretty blue peacock Up in the tree 
Yeah he sang for the dawn And the new baby Chorus I’ve been thinking bout you We’ve been thinking bout you I’ve been thinkin bout you 
Oh Lucinda
12.
THE FOLLIES OF DON CALANDRO It’s late September as you might recall I wasn’t doin much at all
 Not that I didn’t have some escapades And a close call with the law
 I drifted on down to the south of California
 I stopped there one night to see my Sofia
 She said it’s in my best interest oh to warn ya
 You really gonna have to change your ways. Chorus: See how we move together
 See how there’s nothing to know See how it goes on forever
 The Follies of Don Calandro I went to London for the rendezvous With her husband Sir Ferdinand
 He had a love for the Queen of Spain And his own little plan I climbed into a long dark wooden box He assured me that everything would be alright. “You might die once this box has been locked, But just wave your hands and you’ll come back to life” Chorus See how we move together 
See how there’s nothing to know See how it goes on forever 
The Follies of Don Calandro Now some people always do The stupid thing And then they don’t know what to say Well it might be that it’s just meant to be And it’s only Nature’s way Tell me wise men what have you learned The charlatans have stolen the crown And the jugglers they just can’t be concerned With anything that might be comin down Chorus See how we move together
See how there’s nothing to know See how it goes on forever
The Follies of Don Calandro It’s early August in an island town And I’m eatin fruits and nuts I got a letter from Sofia And you know she signed it no ifs ands or buts The trees are blowin in the evening wind I stand up on shore and watch as it cools I’ve been waitin for my ship to come in Well it might just be that ship of fools Chorus See how we move together 
See how there’s nothing to know See how it goes on forever
 The Follies of Don Calandro

credits

released January 1, 2006

Personel:

Jesse DeNatale - Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Organ, Harmonica
Paul Olguin - Bass
Nino Moschella - Drums
Paul Rustigian - Piano, Organ
The Loretta Lynch Singers - Backing Vocals:
Valerie Esway, Ari Mannion, Heather Davidson
Chris Sipe - Drums
Tom Heyman - Electric Guitar
Jonathan Richman - Nylon String Guitar
Kurt Stevenson - Lap Slide Guitar, Guitar
Kirk Heydt - Tenor Saxophone
Jesse Struck - Clarinet
Andrew Griffin - Percussion
John Hoefer - Drums
Rob Douglas - Bass
Sean Coleman - Guitars, Orchestra

NOTES

All songs written by Jesse DeNatale
Coat Pocket music (ASCAP).

Produced by Jesse DeNatale and Sean Coleman

Recorded at Take Root Studios
and The Catacombs in San Francisco CA
Additional recording at York St. Studios SF, CA

All songs recorded, engineered and mixed by Sean Coleman.

Mastered by Alex Oropeza at
Asphodel Studios San Francisco CA

Record design: Jesse DeNatale
Photos: Sienna Shoot
Layout: Annette Price
Tremendous thanks to Sean Coleman
for his scientific skill and artistic talent

Thank you Nick Tangborn and Jackpine Social Club
Thank you Two Neat Records

A very special thanks to the musicians who played on this record.

For more information: jessedenatale.com

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Jesse DeNatale has been writing songs for as long as he can remember. He has released two critically acclaimed records: Shangri-La West (2000) & Soul Parade (2006). His music has been described as evocative & hopeful, a combination of poetry and storytelling
"A dynamic tune-fountain"- Billy Collins
"The Bard of Tomales Bay"- Ramblin' Jack Elliott
"A unique and original American voice"- Tom Waits
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