Hash For Guns

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Sorry if you're disappointed, but the title really has nothing to do with this song. It started out as just an instrumental noodle, but you gotta name the project file something, right? In between the noodling, Conrad St. Clair had been telling a story about a certain journalist friend who saw firsthand a certain intelligence agency trading said items with a certain insurgent group. By the time we wrote the lyrics, we had gotten so used to calling it Hash For Guns, the name stuck. Plus, the lyrics are pretty much Edward Gorey-inspired nonsense, so the non-sequitur kinda fits.

lyrics

Green dreams
and shiny things
hand in hand
down the garden path

There was a knock upon the door,
i failed to answer it, in case it was there
It thinks it’s being honest
but it’s just a nasty way of being nice

Green dreams
and crystal eyes
lie buried in the sand
from a simpler time

Green dreams
bleeding from my TV
We screamed and screamed
and then we went to bed.

“No offense was meant, it’s what i do,” it would hiss
I mourn the loss of a simpler time
when you could leave your mind unlocked
while you went to the shops

credits

from The Singles - Season 5, track released April 23, 2013
cover art by Gorka Samos Ez Dakizue
Biff Blumfumgagnge: violin
Geoff Brady: percussion
Lou Caldarola: drum kit, percussion
Tone Deaf: spoken word
Jamie England: vocals
Chris Huntington: guitar
Shauna Lisse: vocals, keys
Beaker Parpovich: percussion
Conrad St. Clair: bass, keys, percussion, programming
Mike Stehr: percussion

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