Anything Flat, Round or Square

by The Izzys

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    We made this in an afternoon, huddled in a circle, recording live to a mono tape deck. We mixed it by adjusting how far each of us was from the microphone. Done at the Glasslands, BK,NY. Cover and additional artwork by Holly Jenkins, which is available for download. Enjoy.

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released February 7, 2009


tags: rock soul country


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Track Name: No Great Shakes
Cool as a drink of water, skin drawn tight over his face
The phantom gambler sits across from you as the fright begins to take
And he's smiling so concisely, cause he knows you hold two aces and two eights
Death is just a thief lying in wait
It's no great shakes!

Now Calamity Jane caught a danger, on account of flying too close to the sun
Her virtue, borne in sealing wax, began to come undone
But she comes on so delightfully with a child's license to steal what she shouldn't take
Standing in the streets with her boots unlaced
It's no great shakes!

Off in the distant past my mind spies the burial of High Lee
And all the pilgrims come and bring flowers ceremoniously
And the women catch the widow, as she's trembling beneath redemption's wake
Life telescopes down to what you give and take

Hey! It's no great shakes!