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The Crybrator

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the crybrator was born in a cheap hotel on the east side of paris, texas march 2014 and died in the phantom wood of hogchute opry, june 2017
it roamed and rambled without reason from pastures of plexiglass to vineyards of stratosphere

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released June 3, 2017

harmony bobcat, organs, vox............walter falbo
gretsch electric baritone, the sauce...mad dawg wenzlo-falbo
basses, big muff........earthquake blake garmundo falbo
drums, archery, nuclear zoetropes.....brian (falbo) reedy

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Walt Falbo began The Falbonauts as a cover band and they will probably end as a cover band, but they are currently not a cover band. They are from approximately Champaign-Urbana and are all old seasoned veterans of playing oft overlooked music. ... more

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Track Name: Ruby's Knife
ruby's knife cuts through the dark
like a séance in the park
pirouettes through arbors
carves initials into the bark

the boughs breaks and the light bends
there's a gremlin on the fence
her mothership comes shotgun ectoplasm
on the lens

yeah yeah yeah

the bourgeoisie have saved the earth
and devoured the afterbirth
ambrosia manna hemlock strychnine botox
membranes for dessert

ohh-wah ohh-wah
yeah yeah yeah
you are the only one i want
ohh-wah ohh-wah
doo-wah ditty ditty-dum ditty-doo
the only one i want is you

the reptilian coup d'état
dropped rainbows in the ponds
sweet vestal Virginias go swimming
through the land of nod

ohh-wah ohh-wah
yeah yeah yeah
you are the only one i want
ohh-wah ohh-wah
doo-wah ditty ditty-dum ditty-doo
the only one i want is you

ruby's knife was in my palm
but somehow now it's gone
best i get it back to her before
the world goes wrong

i'll lay my head on ruby's mons
what lurks beyond the fronds?
go tell your ma go tell your pa
how our love will grow
oh-wah oh-wah...
Track Name: Optimistic (Skeeter Davis)
how long is the river?
how deep is the sea?
how long is forever?
that's how long you'll love me

my heart is beating fast
i've found true love at last
i'm so optimistic i know
this new love will last

how high is the mountain?
how far out is space?
how long will i hold you
in a lover's embrace?

until the end of time
a love that's so divine
i'm so optimistic about
this new love of mine
Track Name: In Gala's Castle
when i was your game show host
you were my molten lava
we won a free trip to the coast
the coast of brava

the studio audience
just crawled out of the sea
they built a throne for you
and threw yellow roses at me

but in gala's castle
i caught a curious cold
in gala's castle
everything's old
but the shadows are older
in here i walk the floor
for more than 34 years
but what's the reason for?

i left it to you to leave
when the going got gone
opened me up like an emergency exit
sold my shoes for a song

you can still hold a candle to
the winds of hell
i can still sleep between the tolls
of salvation army bells

but in gala's castle
i can't find the bar
in gala's castle
the city looks far
but the windows look farther
in here i hold the past and cast
a shadow on the door
but what's the reason for?

what's the reason for...?
Track Name: A Darker Shade Of Lipstick
i met her in a bar down in oklahom'
right outside her daddy's motor home
you can swim there, i swear
watch her hair fall down upon

her breast-stroke shoulders

you wouldn't know her
from a bar room mirror
still i could show you
how to find her there

before she dives into the ocean
and puts her lipstick on

if it scares you then yer halfway free
if it frees you then you have to start all over again

so keep yer finger on the button baby
and put the darker shade of lipstick on

you can dive into the ocean
(destruction is coming)
or you can walk into the sea
(destruction is free)
she's only everything you wanted
(destruction is coming)
she's only everything you need
(destruction is free)

she left me dead in a field
with her hands around my throat
it felt so good to have it out in the open

then she dove into the ocean
and put the darkest shade of lipstick on

when she scares you then yer halfway free
when she frees you then you have to start all over again

i met her in a dive down in oklahom'
Track Name: Breach
you climb through the hole in my mind
and you land on the carpet
my eyes roll back slowly and find
you standin' in the darkness

then the sun shines through and yer gone
i come to on yer mama's lawn again

i'm tryin' to call out your name
but i don't remember it

the powers that was bought the farm
now here's us on the run
with freedom that drools
like a marketing tool in the sun

while teardrops like investors crawl
to the balcony landings and fall
when you finally call out my name
i don't recognize it

for the breach in the skull
for the radioactive glow
for the waves push and pull

for all the time that it took
to get here we're still waiting
and for all that i know this old hole
in my dome lets the rain in

still the gates to yer pastures are closed
and the horse i rode in on's been dosed
for all of yer mama's best words
woman rescue me

from the breach in the skull
from the radioactive glow
from the waves push and pull

for the breach in the skull
for the radioactive glow
for the waves push and pull
Track Name: Fat Old Molly
i found my molly just lying on the bed
a look upon her face i couldn't read again
like some huge rubber dolly from life's other side
my fat old molly
just lying on the bed

all the farewells now too late to be said
she was all i ever had now my molly's dead
like a lily white whale
the miller pulled out of the river
my sweet old molly
just lying on the bed

see an empty bottle on the floor
see another empty bottle on the pillow by her head
see a third empty bottle on the pillow
it is the mind of molly little
fat old molly
just lying on the bed

she was something earlier this afternoon
so i went hunting through the hollows
just to get a taste or two
now i return feeling a bit better
on the table is this letter
molly is colder rounder paler than the moon

across a universe of piss
it's finally come to this
lord what's a poor man to do?

just kiss her and whisper in her ear
produce a hunting knife and make one cut
from here to there
slowly pull open the skin
take a deep breath and dive right into
fat old molly
Track Name: From Hell
i stare into the bottomlessness of her eye's abyss
wander through the dark to find
the true nature of darkness is
darker it can always get
with one exception
my baby's eyes

she's got the rack and judas cradle
she is the iron maiden
she's got a dungeon full
of Machiavellian dwarves
heaven knows i'll feel the torture
well beyond the marble orchard
my baby
she comes from hell

my baby comes from hell
i let her in my heart now i pray my soul to sell
when she opens up her coat i abandon all hope
for my baby comes from hell

innocents bellow from the skull
of her bronze brazen bull
she feeds them riddles in the dark
she comes first and follows after
she kills the joy and ends all laughter
my baby comes from hell

my baby comes from hell
i loved her more than life
now i pray my soul to sell
i gave her half a chance
now in damnation i dance
with my baby

my baby comes from hell
i let her in my heart
she led me to the bottom of a well
when she opens up her coat i abandon all hope
my baby comes from hell
Track Name: Betty Says
if you ain't sleepin with the bartender
babe you gotta go
well i never know what to say to that
betty i'll take one more
pork chop in a can
if you ain't fucking me feeding or paying my bills
baby the bar is closed
reason and dignity roll and they flow
through the holes in the pockets of my clothes
and onto the floor

ain't no one here paying my Ameren
go on now drink em up
betty i got enough electricity
to wake your mama up
you ain't gotta go home but you can't stay here
where, on the floor?
this is the closing song
despite all of my existential handicaps
betty this displacement yer doin' me
it's doin' me wrong

you know i love you baby but you gotta go
i know you love me betty but i gotta go

if you ain't sleeping with the bartender
babe you gotta go
baby you gotta go

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