Letters from the Lunar Outpost

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
- Hazlitt, English Essayist (1778-1830)

Spun Honey II

When it comes to singing, on just about every song I record, I always seem to be surprised at how my vocals come out – either surprised that it ended up sounding as good as it did, or surprised that I could possibly butcher any song so badly.

For instance, I feel like I nailed it pretty good on the vocals for Black Widow Stepmom and Miss Vu, but then on my original version of this song, that’s some hall of shame material right there!

So I finally ended up having to bring in an all-star guest singer for this one. None other than Richard La Bianco of Wildon Ash fame. (So that’s what this song would sound like with a professional singer on it!)

Without further adieu, cue up that country hip hop . . .

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Turn out the lights the party’s over
They say that all good things must end
Call it a night the party’s over
And tomorrow starts the same old thing again

What a crazy, crazy party never seen so many people
Laughin’ dancin’ look at you, you’re havin’ fun
But look at me I’m almost cryin’ but that don’t keep her love from dyin’
Misery ’cause for me the party’s over

Turn out the lights the party’s over
They say that all good things must end
Call it a night the party’s over
And tomorrow starts the same old thing again

Once I had a love undyin’ I didn’t keep it, wasn’t tryin’
Life for me was just one party and then another
I broke her heart so many times had to have my party wine
Then one day, she said sweetheart the party’s over

Turn out the lights the party’s over
They say that all good things must end
Call it a night the party’s over
And tomorrow starts the same old thing again
And tomorrow starts the same old thing again

 

Words & Music by Willie Nelson

I had a friend request some tab for the bass line, so here’s the transcription:

Country Hip-Hop Bass Line to The Party’s Over

 

 

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I’ve been down here for too damn long
I walk the face of a tired planet
Through dirty towns holding desperate lives
Each sad existence knows of nothing else
We need to head somewhere above it all
We’ll leave behind all the troubles of the day
Can you hear the Spirit call you?
Freeing slaves of their monetary prisons

Your soul of heaven is floating free
Your body of Earth is led to misery
Release yourself of those material chains
And let’s ascend to the higher plains

Look around with a global perspective
Get in tune with celestial directive
I think your family’s bigger than you know
If you know you’ll let your purpose grow
We need to find something much deeper than this
Something stronger than a one-night stand, yeah
People say that you must stay down here
But it’s mortal fear

Your soul of heaven is floating free
Your body of Earth is led to misery
Release yourself of those material chains
And let’s ascend to the higher plains

Your soul of heaven is floating free
Your body of Earth is led to misery
Release yourself of those material chains
And let’s ascend to the higher plains
And let’s ascend to the higher plains
And let’s ascend to the higher plains
And let’s ascend to the higher plains

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[mp3j autoplay=”y” track=”http://losalamoslabs.com/mc/_lessons/The_Party’s_Over.mp3″]

Turn out the lights the party’s over
They say that all good things must end
Call it a night the party’s over
And tomorrow starts the same old thing again

What a crazy, crazy party never seen so many people
Laughin’ dancin’ look at you, you’re havin’ fun
But look at me I’m almost cryin’ but that don’t keep her love from dyin’
Misery ’cause for me the party’s over

Turn out the lights the party’s over
They say that all good things must end
Call it a night the party’s over
And tomorrow starts the same old thing again

Once I had a love undyin’ I didn’t keep it, wasn’t tryin’
Life for me was just one party and then another
I broke her heart so many times had to have my party wine
Then one day, she said sweetheart the party’s over

Turn out the lights the party’s over
They say that all good things must end
Call it a night the party’s over
And tomorrow starts the same old thing again
And tomorrow starts the same old thing again

 

Words & Music by Willie Nelson

 

Spun Honey: The Scream of the Butterfly

 

I had a friend request some tab for the bass line, so here’s the transcription:

Country Hip-Hop Bass Line to The Party’s Over

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Take your turning for changing
Before rearranging
Don’t you know that it’s cold in here
It’s been a long time since I’ve heard from you dear

Let me tell you about the place I live
Four walls and a wooden fence
I get a letter from you every week
You want to tell me that’s a recompense

When you’re committed there’s a hole in the wall
Committed
And the boys fill it all
Committed
Like the hole in your head
Committed
Makes me wish I was dead

Every day I walk in the field
I see the grass and the trees so real
I look up at the sky so blue
I wonder why I never hear from you

But I’m committed
There’s a hole in the wall
Committed
And the boys fill it all
Committed
Like the hole in your head
Committed
Makes me wish I was dead

Every day I exercise
In the yard with a big high wall
There’s a man with a nice green coat
He gets his pencil and he makes a note

And I’m committed
There’s a hole in the wall
Committed
And the boys fill it all
Committed
Like the hole in your head
Committed
Makes me wish I was dead

Committed
Committed
Committed

Committed
Committed
Committed
Committed

Committed
Committed
Committed
Committed

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Back down home on the funny farm
It’s been ten years that I have been gone
Gotta whole life behind me and a whole life ahead
One of these days I’m gonna end up dead
But not now

One more day on the funny farm
Attention span as short as my hair is long
I’m at the El Royale in the Santa Ann
Give me some meds, I’m a troubled man
Yes I am

I’ve got a special feeling, Miss Vu
That the one that I’ve been searching for could be you, Miss Vu
Even all your imperfections are perfect to me
Let me be the mirror to show the reflection of you
And how beautiful you are in my eyes

Lost my mind such a long time past
We had some fun, yes we had a blast
But then I lost the path I was searching for
Throw away the key and lock the door
We’re locked down

One more night that I have to kill
Just one more pill of that Vistaril
I’ve gotta pace this hall just to pass the time
“Excuse me please sir, don’t you cross the red line.”
Oh no, sir

Under the cuckoo’s nest
I laid my head down and got some rest
Code three, let me be
I never would leave if it was up to me
Won’t you let me stay one more night

I’ve got a special feeling, Miss Vu
That the one that I’ve been searching for could be you, Miss Vu
Even all your imperfections are perfect to me
Let me be the mirror to show the reflection of you
And how beautiful you are in my eyes

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