Bag O' Nails

by John the Baptist

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $10 NZD  or more

     

1.
2.
05:34
3.
4.
04:19
5.

credits

released April 5, 2013

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

John the Baptist Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington four-piece John the Baptist have become a name you should know in live music. Carving their own space in the New Zealand music landscape since 2009, the band have been winning audiences with a sound that draws on many traditions while adhering to none. ... more

contact / help

Contact John the Baptist

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: HywelAttheMoon
Boy, don't you turn into a sad ol' kid like me
I go and gamble every penny that I see
Yeah, I'll go on down tonight and drink until I'm blind
And somebody'll hold you tight 'til everything's alright

Well, you won't believe it but it's the god damn truth
Yeah, I went and flew off of a god damn roof
And I saw God
In the sky
I watched his eyes
Watch me die

Well, I've got wisdom but I still don't got a clue
And you've got some questions someone else will listen to
But you can fall
Where you like
Cause after all
We're alright
Track Name: Desert Lands
Out in the summer time
Gonna walk that way back home
And I feel alright
When you come my way

My oh my
I'm so high
Track Name: Catch the Sun
I'm in one mind to lose my sight
My brain ain't what it's been
I find no sense in consciousness
So I've taken to routine
My name don't say a lot 'bout me
It paints more than I can hold
So people think the best of me
And watch as I unfold

Fingers in the engine, now
Faces in the sky
The washing line spins in time
To some wicked nurs'ry rhyme
And I catch the sun
As it catches you upon the head
And in my mind I watch you die
While you watch me sleepin' instead

Well, open up the coffee, dear
There's somethin' I first need to do
And put some on while I am gone
And grab some cups for two
Just think, it's been a long, long time
Since whatever it was I said
Would ever be the death of me
And I can't live with this regret
Track Name: Walt's
Take me back to happiness
And I'll tell you where I'll be
Cause I've been in this bar too long
And I can't find my way out
Well, I know you care
And I don't mind takin' the long way home
Cause the moon is bright
And the stars shine down on me

Take me back to desert lands
Take me home

Take me back to desert lands
And I'll tell you what I want
Cause I've been in this dream too long
And I can't find my way out
Well, I know you care
And I don't mind takin' the long way home
Cause the moon is bright
And the stars shine down on me
Track Name: Thoughts of Thoughts
I ain't got much time
To sit around and wait
Been sent to help the hungry
Try to lift some sorta weight
But they can't seem to get
Their trials off their minds
Accusin' me of comin' here
To finish off their rinds

But how can I sing for the poor
If I ain't poor myself?
Well, I'll take my hat, my coat
And pass them on to someone else
I'll make my way along
The borders of this land
And I'll just keep on walkin'
'til my legs refuse to stand

So won't you come my way
And spend another day
In the grips of nothingness
While we figure out this mess

So if you needs a little time
To think it over too
Well, we can take a walk
And talk it over while we do
My memory's not great
But I've shared with you what I know
And I remember fallin' ill
As the winter brought the snow

There were people all around
With mud all through their hair
And I just couldn't take my eyes
Off any one of them
They didn't have a lot
Not more than what they need
And now I understand that any man
Is lucky if he's free

So won't you come my way
And spend another day
In the grips of nothingness
While we figure out this mess
Or let it all fall down