The Criminal Ear (the latest album)

by Voodoo Loons

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Hello mother, hello dad, you know I'm so sorry that I've been bad Broken window, broken hand Breaking everything or laying plans When he told you that he loved you did you believe him, what he told you? Hello sister, hello friend I don't know where your pup is or if she'll mend Don't you cross me, don't you tell When I say I'm sorry I fake it well When he told you that he loved you did you believe him, what he told you? Hello mother, why so sad? Please don't worry for me or feel mad I'm so sorry that I got caught but when I get out I will pick up where I left off When he told you that he loved you did you believe him, what he told you? When he said those things he told you did you believe him, what he told you?
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In A Locket 05:01
It's been so long since I've seen you But it's like you're still around Need a piece of you with me In a place where it won't be found A lock of hair in my pocket a bag of bones in my car I keep your face in a locket that I wear next to my heart And I know that it's something that I'll have to explain A piece of you in a locket makes me feel sane... makes me feel sane. I know someday when they find you If I'm still around They'll take your face from my locket and put it into the ground. Deep in the ground. And I know that it's something that I'll have to explain A piece of you in a locket makes me feel sane... makes me feel sane A lock of hair in my pocket a bag of bones in my car I keep your face in a locket that I wear next to my heart And I know that it's something that I'll have to explain A piece of you in a locket makes me feel sane... makes me feel sane.
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I tried the winter trail I tried, but I failed Whole world, turned to gray It wore me down, the shortened days So dark on the winter trail. There's no love on the winter trail No warmth, just cold and pale No joy or birds to sing No life to anything, just dark on the winter trail. I can't stand the cold, I had to go I can't take the gray, had to get away from the winter trail. I can't stand the cold, I had to go I can't take the gray, had to get away from the winter trail. Last night on the winter trail Last mile of frozen hell I can't wait to feel the sun I can't wait to finally be done with the winter trail.
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Pages 01:29
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Is it in vain? I'm not trying You’re not here and I’ve not been crying You have changed and I don't belong here We’re not the same What a delicate flower. Such a delicate flower One more time, just til the morning I won’t mind, but i won’t implore you Leave it alone or help it get better? Will it still grow? What a delicate flower. Such a delicate flower. Is it in vain? I'm not trying You’re not here and I’ve not been crying You have changed and I don't belong here We’re not the same What a delicate flower. Such a delicate flower
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Opens her eyes under cloudy skies and brushes off the sleep Takes a drag on the morning air, and starts it with a drink Where's the guy who was laying there, or was it just a dream? Nothing happens in Wexford anyway. She traveled down from Dublin town, 20 years or more Aimed to stay just a few short days, but weeks they turned to years She always said that she'd be dead before 41 Nothing happens in Wexford anymore. She bides her time at the five and dime, her evenings at the pub She used to watch the boats come in but now that's lost it's fun. Now she rests at the Wren's Nest, or at the Sky and the Ground Nothing happens in Wexford anymore.
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Jesus cut his hair, got himself a job Told himself it was only for a while Preaching and the healing don't pay the bills Mary and the kids have mouths to fill But he's no trust fund kid, had to work that's what he did When he's got enough saved up he'll go back to what he loves Jesus cut his hair got himself a suit then a corner office for doing good There's not much time now for helping folks Makes wine and loaves now as a joke Just a thing he used to know, a stupid trick from a late night show If those folks are hungry now why don't they just go out and get themselves a job? Jesus cut his hair, got himself a job told himself it was only for a while Years have gone, and some were hell but he persevered and he's done well Looking back when he was a kid Young and dumb, idealistic All the things he thought he knew and all the things he said he'd do When he thought he'd change the world When he thought he'd change the world.
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Interlude 01:13
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Just because I said I like you Just because I walked you home Even though I hardly knew you Don’t begrudge my open arms Now I’m left with such confusion on why you led me on and orchestrated... Me to give you my attention and all the things I do for you and just because you never thank me and even though I make you blue I’m overcome with such confusion on why you lead me on and then won’t see me I’m overcome with such confusion on why you lead me on and then won’t see me When I'm hiding in your garden when I’m watching you at night when I’m sifting through your garbage for a little piece of you to make me feel alright I’m overcome with such confusion on how this became such a complicated...
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PRESS REVIEWS: THE CRIMINAL EAR ALBUM

- "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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- "The Criminal Ear shows how that mix of songwriting and the overall performances and production have been sharpened and refined over the intervening years. It’s not just the diversity that makes The Criminal Ear a thoroughly entertaining start-to-finish listen; the material is also top notch." - CITY BEAT, CINCINNATI

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- "Fans of Frank Black, Lou Barlow and Jeff Tweedy need to buy this record. Now. A remarkable album from a remarkably talented band." – MARK LEFEBVRE, WSCA, PORTSMOUTH, NH

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- 4.5 out of 5 stars - CELTIC ROCK RADIO, GERMANY

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- "The clash of old and new, rock and folk makes the band unique and offers something great for listeners looking for a new sound." -SOUTHBAY MAGAZINE, LOS ANGELES

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released February 25, 2014

All songs by Dennis O'Hagan
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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