Euphobia (the first album)

by Voodoo Loons

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1.
Hello 03:11
Hello old friend, how long's it been and how's your life? I hope I find you fancy free and free of strife Let's raise a glass and drink to all the time that's passed Tell me your tale of what you've done and where you've been Hello, hello, hello again Hello, hello, hello How long's it been? Good morning, Sunshine, and what a joy to find you here Helluva a night we had with all that smoke and beer How'd we get home? I really couldn't say And I'm ashamed I know your face but not your name Hello, hello, hello again Hello, hello, hello Are we still friends?
2.
Hey, if you watch Fox News you might as well turn this shit off right now 'cause I'm having a hard time understanding how you people aren't deeply concerned about the state of our affairs. And by "our" I'm talking about the land of the supposedly free, home of the brave. I've been noticing lately that we have no idea how many people have been killed by OUR bombs in this "war on terror". Yeah, war on terror... how terrifying do you suppose it is to have a bomb dropped on your family? Forgive me world, I'm just trying to understand How we solve your problems dropping bombs on your head Excuse us world, we're just following God's plan Saving the world just one war at a time. How many kids were killed in the World Trade Center? How many kids have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan? Why don't you know, and how is this not wrong? And I'm having a hard time understanding why it's wrong to kill babies in Oklahoma City but somehow it's just collateral damage when those babies have brown skin and live in the desert... Forgive me world, I'm just trying to understand How we solve your problems dropping bombs on your head Excuse us world, we're just following God's plan Saving the world just one war at a time. Meanwhile back home we'll put Johnny away for 15 years for tripping the light fantastic while his kid brother is a zombie on prescription rittalin, mom's on Prozak, and dad's having martini lunches and pills to get a hard on, grow his hair, drop 20 pounds... yeah, war on drugs indeed. Most people seem to agree that it's madness, that our <giggle giggle> leaders won't vote this way for fear of retribution... so it has to make you wonder, who exactly are the assholes? Is it the guys with no guts in the bizarely vain profession fucking us up, or is it us as a people? Because yeah, we're for freedom, like freedom of religion, as long as your god is the Lord Jesus Christ and not some heathonistic idol that, ya know, the rest of the world worships. Forgive me world, I'm just trying to understand How we solve your problems dropping bombs on your head Excuse us world, we're just following God's plan Saving the world just one war at a time.
3.
So prim and proper on your throne But I know the side that you don't show You put on your airs, but I know that you're bent I see in your eyes, I know that you're bent Sunday in the pulpit on your knee Next day you're chasing after me You put on your airs, but I know that you're bent I see in your stares I know what you're bent So prim and proper on your throne But I know the side that you don't show You put on your airs, but I know that you're bent I see in your stares that I know that you're bent
4.
Downhill 05:22
So what do you think of the demons this season? What do you think of their reasons? It's treason. What do you think of the future? It's putrid. What do you think that the odds are we'll choose it? What do you think of the mother who's starving? And what about her children? They're heathens. And what about the disaster? God's answer... They say that His word is hate... is HATE Our world is running away Our time is drifting away Lifeblood is flowing away, downhill So what do you think of the preacher... a teacher? What do you think of his venom? It's spreading King self appointed, self anointed A legacy littered with pain. With pain. Our world is running away. Our time is drifting away Lifeblood is flowing away, downhill.
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The lyric to this song is an improvised rant about paranoia around being watched. It comes from a place of experience. A valuable tip in this track is that undercover cops/agents tend to wear the same shoes. Remember that.
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Emerald 05:52
He was pulled from their home by the March thunderstorm And was dropped in the sand of a far away land She’d try not to cry when she’d feel that he’d died And she prayed that he’d be home someday So she’d wipe back her tears to not let the years Dim the light of her emerald eyes She fell to the floor when they came to her door they had not his bones, she was still alone What was unbeknown was in the other tribe's zone He was kept alive by her thoughts and the sight Of her face that he’d see when he’d manage to dream of the light of her emerald eyes. And the face that he’d see of his darlin’ Marie And the light of her emerald eyes. Well a year had gone by and Marie’s friends they’d try To convince her to put his memory aside But she couldn’t let go til she’d buried his bones And until they came home she’d hold out her hope So he’d stay in her prayers and not let despair Dim the light of her emerald eyes On a cold autumn day the boy broke away And was picked up along a road that they’d won As he neared their home she felt a strange warmth And she looked up and saw that her boy had come home She held on to him til they shivered no more ‘neath the stars of the October skies And the war it raged on, but he’d found his way home By the light of her emerald eyes.
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Moon 03:17
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When I'm on my own in despair and no one seems to notice and no one seems to care that I'm even alive When the clouds all roll in and the sun is completely covered I will go outside and I will play in the rain When my friends leave my side and my calls go unanswered When tears well in my eyes I will go outside and I will play in the rain When I'm down on my luck and there's no one here to help me I will go outside and I will play in the rain When you feel the hurt inside me, when I'm gone and you can't find me I will go outside and I will play in the rain When I'm down on my luck, and there's no one here to hold me I will go outside and I will play in the rain When you feel the hurt inside me, when I'm gone and you can't find me I will go outside and I will play in the rain When I'm down on my luck, and there's no one here to hold me I will go outside and I will play in the rain I play in the rain, I play in the rain I play in the rain, I play in the rain
10.
On My Own 03:45
When I was a young boy I used to run away Not out of anger, just needed to get away And think with my own mind And live on my own time, my light-hearted high time And be on my own. My best friend Karen, she wants to take my hand but I just have two now, and they're both still in my plans So she's feeling low now, because I let her down And she's going home now to be on her own I have some friends now, and I'm just like them We have fun when we're out, but it ends when we come back in I'm going home now, where I live alone 'cause I'm on my own now, and I'm all alone
11.
I went to the kitchen at the top of the stairs greeted with tension and icy cold stares My mood was jovial, but her's was not her nostrils were flaring, her temper was hot Oh, trouble to come I got in my car to go for a ride had to get myself away from her hive cranked up the music, and lit up a smoke but I'm not a smoker so I started to choke Oh, trouble to come I looked in my mirror and I saw her lights looks like it's gonna be one of those fights She pulled up beside me and started to swerve my tires were slipping, my car hopped the curb Oh, trouble to come Oh, trouble to come I crossed the sidewalk and slid through the grass Then I nailed a tree and I flew through the glass Oh, trouble to come Oh, trouble to come
12.
Big hand pushed me down, got up and I turned around Learn a lesson every day, There must be a better way But I don't mind the trouble. I don't mind the trouble You can't hold me down. You can try, but I'll rebound Make me go out of my way, twice as hard but it's OK 'cause I don't mind the trouble. I don't mind the trouble. Who'll hold you when you fall? Who'll be there when you call? Pick you up when you are cut, unlock the doors that you have shut? It's not the way you wish to see it. It's all the same, it doesn't matter to me anyway now. I don't mind the trouble. I don't mind the trouble. I don't mind the trouble. I don't mind the trouble.
13.
Intangible 04:58
They say it’s less than 4 miles to the horizon But it gets further the longer you swim I have this dream I can’t quite remember It slips away, and comes back ‘round again Like the heat that rises from the highway Like the waves ripple across the sea Like the wind that don’t know where it’s blowing I headed out with no real sense of aim Repeated lies and the ties that bind come unraveled Bedroom eyes are best left unpursued Forbidden fruit seems sweet from the distance The aftertaste can make you come unglued They say it’s less than 4 miles to the horizon But it gets further the longer you swim I have this dream I can’t quite remember It slips away, and comes back ‘round again
14.
Day breaks with a traffic jam I'm already late, probably fate... hooray, I'm on my way No soap left in the tub, my shirt was dirty that I wanted to wear I found a little spot on the side of my hair that grayed Along the way, along the way On the way to your house I made a stop and I stepped in a puddle and my sock was sopped so I grabbed a new pair but I couldn't pay 'cause I left my fucking wallet home, anyway it's still in the pocket of my other shorts with the weed that I just fucking bought so they're both laying ruined at the bottom of the washing machine Do you see what I mean? I'm on my way Though my pocket's empty, my weekend's free and it'd make it all better if you were here with me Along the way, along the way Along the way there are no signs just the things that you learn along the way.
15.
Hello old friend, how long's it been and how's your life? I hope I find you fancy free and free of strife Let's raise a glass and drink to all the time that's passed Tell me your tale of what you've done and where you've been Hello, hello, hello again Hello, hello, hello How long's it been? Good morning, Sunshine, and what a joy to find you here Helluva a night we had with all that smoke and beer How'd we get home? I really couldn't say And I'm ashamed I know your face but not your name Hello, hello, hello again Hello, hello, hello Are we still friends?

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PRESS REVIEWS: THE EUPHOBIA ALBUM


"The CD sounds great... a great new band, if you get the chance go see them... I've added the [Unabashedly] Political Song and Emerald to the Sirius database and playing them on Celtic Crush... Great stuff" - LARRY KIRWAN, SIRIUSXM SATELLITE RADIO, NEW YORK CITY

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"My point is, no novice was involved in the making of “Downhill”. No, what we have here is a conscious plan to create an agitated state of sound that fits the band’s lyrical message, and Chris and the fellows have pulled it off with precision, energy and conviction." - MARTY PETERS, RECORDING MAGAZINE

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"VoodooLoons have blended a multitude of influences across genres to capture a unique sound of their own. The Loons borrow sounds from traditional folk roots, psychedelic rock, funk, and strong overtones of early REM-style college rock... their musical appeal is as far stretching as their apparent influences." - JOHN MEYER, MUSIC REVIEWER, NEW YORK CITY

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"The variety within Euphobia gives the feeling that each song has been meticulously crafted as opposed to just thrown together so that the band can rock out. This is an artist’s rock n’ roll band." - JON OSTRO, MIC-CONTROL BLOG, BOSTON

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"Whether you’re on board with their message or not, Voodoo Loons’ grungy hard rock will surely hook you. Be afraid of the government, by all means. But do not fear the rock." - KRIS LARSON, ONLINE ROCK, SAN FRANSISCO

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"As for Euphobia itself, <it> bears the mark of their musical and writing influences (Pixies, Jane's Addiction, Ray Davies, Bob Dylan, Paul Westerberg) focused through a soaring, careening Afghan Whigs-like Indie Rock sonic filter, resulting in the expansive sound of a major label album." - BRIAN BAKER, CITYBEAT, CINCINNATI

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released January 7, 2008

All songs by Dennis O'Hagan unless otherwise noted.
McYankee Publishing Group, ASCAP

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Voodoo Loons Cincinnati, Ohio

Based in both Cincinnati, OH and Donegal, Ireland, Voodoo Loons have been cultivating an underground audience since 2006 with their strange and unique blend of punk, psychedelic, and celtic roots music.

"There aren't many who can match the enticingly dark, edgy and wonderfully engaging musical storytelling of Voodoo Loons in their new album The Criminal Ear." - NPR
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