All That Heaven Allows

by Thomas Truax

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    10 new tracks of surrealistic sonic adventure featuring trains, wildlife, space, dreams, Hornmonica, special guests, more advice from Granny and some combinations of comforting and exciting sounds you have probably never heard before.
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1.
Why would you try to get to Heaven When your one and only angel's down here? You're gonna miss me Mississippi But I'm finished with your river of tears The pioneers get the arrows and the settlers get the gold I'm gettin' back home to my baby and we're gonna get old I'm gettin' back home to my baby and we're gonna get old The sign reads: ‘Correctional Facility: Do not stop for hitchhikers along here’ The uncorrected are escaping At least that's the implication I fear I'm cashing in the refund for my overpaid dues and I'm swimming back to Wowtown in my alligator shoes I'm swimming back to Wowtown in my alligator shoes Granny says Granny says "Sonny, there's some things you've got to know Sit down with me Honey and we'll watch these flowers grow We've got some Bad Leaders, Lots of Bad News You've got a lot of fertilizer in which you can grow some blues Maybe institutions like this needed a good shake But Jesus Christ! My heart feels like it's just about to break Granny said "Sonny, theres some things you've got to know” I said "I know that Granny, but right now I've got to, I've got to..."
2.
SAVE ME Jim says he's not broken yet But the studio's no good We just make trash for boneheads And they think they're Hollywood Rose says she's not homeless She has got two homes in fact: She's got the ribs around her heart And the coat over her back Save Me, Save me please my friend Save me from some stupid Superficial kind of end Lay me down in feathers Sail me through your skies Tenderize me with your tender eyes Plant me in this moment Then water me with more And promise me that death is just a door Between the outside of Kim's car door And her side view mirror A tiny spider vibrates on his woven chair We're resonating with his fear She's shifting into higher gear He's clinging to his web as we hit eighty miles an hour singing… Save Me, Save me please my friend...
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Humane Train 04:00
HUMANE TRAIN Looks like the bad vibrations have become more pronounced It's like every cornered kitten is about to pounce Like the whole human race has shaken a screw And nobody seems to know what to do Get on the Humane Train, Get on the Humane Train So you've got no cash? Well we sell tickets for smiles And every act of kindness Buys you some extra miles So put your best foot forward and your caboose in back We've got to pull this planet onto a better track Get on the Humane Train, Get on the Humane Train Can you hear the howl of that lonesome whistle call? If you feel derailed you're not alone at all From Shanghai to San Jose, they'll try to keep split and small But we're comin' 'round the bend And we are one big Mother snowball Hey Big Brother, better watch what you do Because every little sister's got a camera now too ’Cause any creed or persuasion travels here as one There can be no discrimination (the cars are connected) It's the same destination On the Humane Train, Get on the Humane Train
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PRECARIOUS WALTZ Time is a Merry-Go-Round Happiness a moving target My Partner and I Under star-speckled sky Were walking home one recent night Just past the gate At the usual shortcut We came on a wondrous sight Sat six feet before us A marvelous fox At the base of the walnut tree He sized me up Then he sized up my parter He stared at us imploringly I said "Hey there Fox, Have we interrupted something? Are you having a private conversation With that tree?" He seemed so brave And determined to stand his ground Then a thin desperate meow came down from a bough Where a white kitten perched anxiously She stared down at me Then stared at my partner She stared at us imploringly You're a sly one you fox But tonight's not your night We clapped twice to shoo him away The fox sprang off left Then the cat jumped down right And they both ran off separately I wonder if that cat Had always been white Or if fright had just turned her that way That dance of death And that dance of life They waltz so precariously
5.
Granny always said you're going to win it all But take it in little bites Take it in little bites There will be times you feel like you're gonna explode But take it in little bites And you'll be alright Don't try to do it all in one Try to mix it with some fun And remember this: You cannot do it all alone I wish I could turn your weather vane I want to take away your pain But the best tap dancing teacher is the tapping of the rain The knockout punch it usually follows a pummeling So hold back your sting Until you can dazzle, dance and sing And if you want world peace You're not going to get it overnight It'll happen in little bites. You must take it bite by bite by bite...
6.
Fifteen shot, nobody got caught Got to carry on anyway Walking the kids past Hurricane Fields By the grace of God go we In a warm cocoon with the one I love This is where I'd rather be Hanging upside down in the crescendoing moonlight Watching 'I Love Lucy' Trying to guard our inner flames From those who do not play the same Defy the lightning if you dare Wave your aluminum crutches in the air Now there's tiny lightning dancing on the witch's teeth She's chewing on that Christmas wreath Sweet Jesus! Sweet Jane! Are you an anchor or a ball and chain? Lie down, change lanes Let Lady Liberty absorb your pain Who's that washing up there in your gutter? Could be vagrant? Or migrant? Or maybe it's your mother? We're all gonna deal with the cards we're thrown And she's probably gonna side with her son Trying to guard our inner flames From those who do not play the same
7.
TONIGHT WE'RE GONNA FLY She said if war were a woman It would be differently done If war were a woman The word would come before the Gun But even here in New Jersey Words don't always satisfy, I said And all of this television Well it has only made you cry She ran outside with all those blues Down to the beach without her shoes And whispered to the twilight sky Tonight we've gotta fly above this din Butterflies taste with their feet, she understands And she likes to sink her toes into the sand And feel the foam caress her ankles As the bubbles converge to dissolve her shackles Well I was gonna save this but I've been building this machine Two massive wings, two stabilizers and Two seats in between Could maybe use more testing but God knows what lies past today All I know is that we'll have to risk it Cause we've got to get away They're not gonna lock us down Though they'll distract us and we'll spin We'll sing our hot-wired lullabies Tonight we're gonna fly above this din I pray I wanna thank you Lord for the crossfire having missed us And for all the songs that grabbed us by the ears and kissed us I wanna thank you Lord for the crossfire having missed us And for all the songs that grabbed us by the ears and kissed us They're not gonna lock us down Though they'll distract us and we'll spin We'll sing our hot-wired lullabies Tonight we're gonna fly
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They have faith in a hereafter Up above those holy rafters And an effigy that permanently bleeds And in souls that live forever and Yet kneel before the reverend Clasping to their trembling rosary beads singing… Save us, Save us please my friend...
9.
YOUR EVER CHANGING FACE I don't care if your hair is from some other era Or your tattoos are yesterday's news Everyone'll have some new challenge to deal with We're all lucky we've all got self-cleaning eyes Trying to take the transient with some sense of grace I love the movement of your ever changing face I love crows feet I love your new lines They grow and split and hide surprises in their vines It’s all in what we’ve got right now It’s all that Heaven allows It’s all in the breeze in the boughs That’s all All that Heaven allows
10.
When above your bed the mobile starts to spin Then you know your midnight friends are calling in As the ceiling silently slides open wide And you begin to ascend on the rising tide And all the bustle and the worries of the day Like rocket booster stages burn then fall away As the mobile takes you on board for a play As the mobile takes you on board for a play The stars they pull the horses around in carriages As the horses smoke cigars and plan their marriages And it's a Cape Canaveral carnival a Busby Berkeley musical As Pete the Cat pursues his missing tail And the planet down below breathes a blue sigh You're just a floater on the surface of its eye

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released January 19, 2018

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Thomas Truax London, UK

"Thomas Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with all things lunar. He travels the world performing with his "band" of bizarre self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made with bike wheels and a souped-up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as his venerable guitar 'Hank'.
"Inventive and Romantic" -TimeOut
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