Roses In The Raw

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1.
They took your picture again And no, it never does you justice I know the camera was there but you know, it’s got it’s problems For one, the flash steals your soul And the lighting, well it’s , it’s never true That picture’s not who you are But I see you… I’ve seen you angry, seen you wild I’ve seen you cold I’ve seen you give and give your very last breath, then more I’ve seen a heart that could overtake the sun I’ve seen the devil, yes especially When I’ve been one We’re all 20 or more people, one face, it’s true But I...see you… And it’s beautiful.
2.
I saw it I saw it by the stream I knelt down and touched it I believed I got in close to see at all if there was fire in its veins The will to live in the face of time And the ghost that it became Where are you now? I believe in roses I believe in roses I believe in roses All the petals into the stream All the petals into the stream I saw you And you are me The flower, the petals, the stream I went in close to see at all If there was fire in my veins The will to live in the face of time What becomes and became What becomes and became I believe in roses I believe in roses I believe in roses All the petals into the stream All the petals into the stream
3.
Flower Parade Can I give you a witness to call? Will your jury be journeyed at falls? Into maddening tales of loves and the lost? Where’s my call? I’ve no alibi, evidence clear They built chains out of calendars, years I’ve grown roots to dig out of the cellar door Fear, brought you close Everyone’s dancing in time to the flower parade Everyone’s trying to be from the light that they fake Kings and Jesters, Ministers, Fathers All guilty, human falters Everyone’s dancing in time to the flower parade In this jail now I’m limpin alone I set everything up here, you know I set traps then I setup myself then I called to my guard Guilt-ty Life-sentence Good, names the enemy of the court, Perfect
4.
Javelina 01:18
When little sister comes They call her the javelina She is like an angel When an angel loses heart Lucifer’s gone changed his name And now he goes by Javelina Javelina’s driving everything you love apart Javelina... When little sister comes They call her the Javelina It’s been said She can rotate her head All the degrees. Futures are determined when you go hangout with Javelina. Bad days are a certainty With possible disease. Javelina
5.
Strange Day 02:26
Woke up And came down the stairs To find an overweight, naked, male Covered in hair And we just stared at each other And then I got the leash He doesn’t seem to mind so much With free board and keep Walked through the front door To find my murder machine However many miles an hour It takes to kill a thing Went to work On borrowed time From some dead dinosaur And if that stuff ever runs out These wheels just won’t no more Cuz it’s a strange Oh it’s a strange Oh it’s a strange day And it’s a strange place
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Happy Day 02:24
Happy Day for Me Oh yeah It’s a happy day for Getting shit on By the sun If God knows anything Well it’s how to laugh As he loads and points his gun Looking tired Such a wounded liar Well... God said no And you say yes... And I, I still love you And I, I still need and love you Yes I do Happy Day for Me...
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Sisyphus and Boulders Over and Over Fall Down Break Face Repeat Set dial to I believe in the fight That keeps me coming back to Fall Down Break Face Repeat Set dial to I believe in the fight That keeps me coming back and Existential it’s Essential I keep coming back to Existential it’s Essential What empty powders But I divine A cruel comma, That seems to order time
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Arrest Me 02:16
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There’s a hole In my dreams Where my sleep Used to be Now it’s all up in front And it never turns off Barbed Wire for a tightrope Keep a smile a steady tone... Cuz it’s a long way Don’t fall now It’s a long way Don’t fall There’s a hole in my dreams Where my sleep used to be Don’t kid yourself No one cares That you’re hurt That you’re scared That you can’t sit still and repair Unless you think someone cares But it’s a long way Don’t fall down It’s a long way Don’t fall...
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No Medicine 03:01
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FireForLove 03:24

about

In 2014 I was recording like normal and then my life completely went off the rails. I got divorced, and proceeded to find every way to numb and or damage myself. In the process, I took these songs offline because they weren’t complete tracks recorded in a studio like I had envisioned. But coming back years later, they have a quality to them that I particularly enjoy. I hope you like them too.

All the best - Richard

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released July 16, 2014

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Niacin Library Ajo, Arizona

Niacin Library is the songwriting outlet
for Arizona singer-songwriter
Richard Vine.
e-mail at niacinlibrary@gmail.com

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