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Blue Parade

by Radoslav Lorkovic

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Change 04:25
Same job another plane same day another name same life different aim same sex different frame same girl forgot her name same mine without a claim same as cash 90 days same day deliveries CHORUS Gonna change everywhere never be the same gonna change everywhere while we play the game gonna change everywhere noone left to blame gonna change everywhere like the falling rain Same old same old same view all over again same dame no flame same lame damn pain same dress different hair same stock different affair same dime another line same same shame shame CHORUS
Big Time 05:15
Took a trip to New York City thought I'd make a little change came back home last Friday evening it all seemed like such a shame CHORUS Everybody's hit the bigtime nothing is the same everybody's hit the bigtime I'm still out here in the rain All those folks I'd hang around with they used to call me by my name all those joints we'd knock around in they fixed them up so slick and lame CHORUS BRIDGE Don't wanna move, don't wanna budge don't wanna hold this bitter grudge don't really care, its neither here nor there I just cant find it, I just can't find it Anywhere The women came the women went yeah its pretty much the same old game Now they're too good to be true That leaves only me to blame CHORUS everybody's hit the bigtime just like a westbound train everybody'd hit the bigtime bigtime, just the same
Blue Parade 04:51
I stand up in shock as I catch a spark of your beautiful blue parade I feel like I'm lost like a silver coin tossed in your beautiful blue parade CHORUS Well it goes like a river running through the steady falling rain Could be the Po, the Mississippi, I don't know I just see it that way Up in the air just before the sun on your beautiful blue parade I see the silvery mists and the twinkling lights of your beautiful blue parade I'm floating through space, without any grace o'er your beautiful blue parade I don't care if I fall, just as long as its all in your beautiful blue parade CHORUS As I waddle around, both feet on the ground by your beautiful blue parade I must've traveled the world, halfway around to your beautiful blue parade The days come and go, the water moves slow through your beautiful blue parade Like the snow and the rain, it'll never be the same In your beautiful blue parade CHORUS
Sail Away 02:58
Jackie 04:11
Jackie knows the spot where the huckleberries hide they stick to her like glue in summertime she'll hum her favorite song when the girls are not around lately its the sea that's on her mind CHORUS Two thousand miles down that old marine highway they ended up somewhere on the high line She says the tide will soon be turning my way coz the river's flowing north in my backyard I stumbled into her early one morning I hadn't thought of turning on the light She'll cut you slack, but sometimes, without warning She'll make you hope you sang her song just right CHORUS The say that summertime is almost over as it slips into that minor key The berries are all gone, their flavor lingers on While someone sits just thinking of the sea CHORUS two thousand miles up that old marine highway the mountains shine in everlasting light the says the tide will soon be turning my way coz the river's running north in my backyard
Jerusalem 04:46
Take all your false prophets put em in a row your crescents and your crosses better nail 'em to you door the star in the middle will be coming back for more in the the new configuration of the middleastern war CHORUS One count early and one count slow one drop will take you to Jerusalem one count early and one count slow one drop will take you to Jerusalem take your new coat of armor and a broad bladed sword night vision goggles laser guided bombs you keep making rubble out of some sacred stone with the flash in the distance that comes just before the dawn CHORUS Keep the drum that you're beating up to the microphone the thunder in the distance will be here before you know as the walls come tumbling like they did so long ago when Joshua fit the battle of old Jericho
CHORUS Wheels of steel blades of grass way I feel you aint comin' back The UP boys are working on a hundred miles of track by this time tomorrow morning there'll be no turning back CHORUS The sun shines cool and frosty down the two converging tracks I hear a distant rumbling sweat's beading down my back CHORUS As the train hit central city it was swaying side to side the girls there sure are pretty there's just one less round to ride CHORUS
Two bottle blonds one horsehoe bar Pabst Blue Ribbon shines like the evening star parallel universe parallel fifths bottles of Jack stacked through Doppler shifts train whistle fading on a Mississippi track he don't know you from Adam but he'll watch your back Guy next to me's German he don't remember much like that translucent smile with that Velcro touch stalactites stalagmites teeth and dental floss cool spring rains fall from Prairie to LaCrosse open bag of Cheetos generic potato chips houseboats being rented from old unrented slips Showers to the north the weatherman always says hard to tell at times though I feel their wicked ways Twisters spun last Tuesday night I missed it all of course driving down the freeway without pride or remorse river rats float downstream past cypress trees and bars airlines post last minute fares can't stop these balding tires Memphis calls from way downstream St. Paul echoes blandly I'm somewhere halfway between not feeling too half badly the Northwest calls the Midwest sighs the south knows so much more these rivers flow in such a way around this molten core two bottle blonds, one horseshoe bar Pabst Blue Ribbon shines like the evening star
Loser 05:15
Must've been up Prairie way he opened up the bar word spread through the river towns they came from near and far CHORUS They crowned him loser for a day they crowned him loser for a day He came in on the gambling boats from down in New Orleans played five card stud on the open deck of the Mississippi Queen CHORUS Had one glass eye and a wooden leg silver pony tail ladies smiled as he crossed the bar took off his beret CHORUS Someday he'd get down to Mexico where the chilly winds don't blow someday he'd hang in the Aztec sun someday he'd take it slow CHORUS The lights came up and the music stopped people headed for the door as the smoke cleared out it left some doubt just how long he'd have to go...till.. CHORUS
Calypso 03:28
The tide keeps turning and the toast is on fire my mind keeps spinning on these telephone wires coffee's boiling in some third world empire trying to stand CHORUS Freedom's calling and the coffee said might be calypso, might be calypso and I don't know why Last night I swore I could've ate a whole tiger loved like a lion, set the place on fire now its all just a dream trying to stand CHORUS A little birdie told me you'd be gone in an hour how was I supposed to know I was under its power now its back to the dream trying to stand I hear music from speakers that are way underpowered all these woofers and tweeters and a lone amplifier how the hell am I supposed to sort out this mess while trying to stand CHORUS
Wrong Track 04:48
Flat light out on a broken prairie clouds hang low through February four lane highways going nowhere under overpasses sinking lower and lower wind blows grey through tangled grasses howling out of tune for the forgotten masses creaking signpost pointing bad directions telephone poles making bad connections CHORUS Sun don't shine this time of year moon won't move when the stars appear earth won't curve till you straighten out your act but you feel just like a freight train when you're down the wrong track three-D clouds dot the horizon like letters fading in a magnifying glass pavement sings in four part harmony eagles stare as they sit by idly buzzard buzz, bay windows moan willows bend bracing for the snow missed my turn, doesn't seem to matter only one way home, its just around the corner CHORUS Sun shines through the clouds blood red washboards in the road ahead highway's gone...closed for repair somewhere in the middle of anywhere darkness falls just like a rug cold creeps in just like a glove fits tightly round tingling skin where we just danced on a layer so thin CHORUS


"Radoslav Lorković, perhaps best known as an accompanist for folk and roots performers (Richard Shindell, Jimmy, LaFave, Greg Brown, and others), has quietly released six albums of his own personal material. On his latests recording, Blue Parade, Lorković's piano and accordion take center stage with sparse cello accompaniment by Lee Zimmerman. Lorković's years of training in classical music, as well as his deep appreciation of blues and folk, are reflected in the album's 11 tracks..." - Dirty Linen, April/May '06


released March 12, 2005

Radoslav Lorković:
Vocals, Piano, and Accordion

Lee Zimmerman:

Recorded at :
First United Methodist Church, Missoula, Montana

Cello tracks recorded at:
Cold Plunge Studio, Hot Springs, Montana

Engineered by:
Lee Zimmerman,

Mixed by:
Lars - Erik Pointer

Lars - Erik Pointer

Radoslav Lorković

Produced By:
Radoslav Lorković and Lee Zimmerman

Cover Photo:
Sandy Dyas, www.sandydyas.com

Special Thanks to:
Heather Reichert for raising the musical bar
Lee & Jo for making this happen
Nancy Emrich & Lilfest Productions, www.lilfest.com


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