Saints Of The Lost Cause Saloon

by Katy Stephan

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1.
Betrothal 02:24
2.
Here's To Us 05:43
this year filled me full of holes marked me full of lines nailed me like a sniper out of a clear black sky I'm so tired of crying this year I'm not sorry to see it go buried under a foot of snow oh I could use a cup of cheer here's to you my only brother here's to you my mortal enemy here's to us singing carols in the trenches on christmas eve, 1914 here's to you my bloody brother here's to you beloved enemy here's to us we'll soldier on beyond this despicable year finally silence this dear, dear buried child may it rest in peace sleep in heavenly peace this year threw me down the well nailed me to the cross may it burn in hell beside the one true love we lost I'm so tired of trying this year may it go down in infamy on a stretcher and quietly darling raise your little cup of cheer here's to you my only brother here's to you my mortal enemy here's to us singing carols in the trenches on christmas eve, 1914 here's to you my bloody brother here's to you beloved enemy here's to us we'll soldier on beyond this despicable year finally silence this dear, dear buried child here's to me and you love and a happy new love here's to us
3.
my beautiful future is stretched out behind me I see it through two black eyes and I've got a brown belt in saying I'm sorry but somehow it's a huge always a huge fucking surprise each time the two-story tissue box mansion burns down with such startling violence cause I had such sparkling confidence I was a princess he was an angel we lived in a castle inside a bottle of Maker's Mark I'll grow a new heart a face through a window that's shaped like a diamond is watching me drive I'm always driving away and I've got the open smile of a suitcase wind whistling through my toothless face bathed in the bloodthirsty kindness of strangers who used to be pretty good friends of mine I write my hilarious valentine I was a princess he was an angel we lived in a castle inside a bottle of Maker's Mark I'll grow a new heart he didn't steal it I threw it away it slipped from my pocket fell from a locket I dropped it on the floor of the bathroom in the back of Finnegan's bar I'll grow a new heart when I can keep some food down when I can breathe I'll be forgiving excuse him for living I'll wear a glittering pink taffeta dress instead of this tattered old newspaper mess I'll be a princess he'll be an angel we'll live in a castle inside a bottle of Maker's Mark I'll grow a new heart
4.
Battleship Rose is the tallest tree the tallest tree in Cathedral Grove a velvet nest there sheltered me a hundred years ago Battleship Rose is a stormy sea a stormy sea on a starless night my ship went down to the darkest deep a hundred years ago straight down to Battleship Rose Oh, ho Battleship Rose makes the music fly from the rocks and stones Oh ho ho Battleship Rose with a box, a spoon, or a garden hose Oh ho Battleship Rose makes the music fly on fiery wings Oh ho ho Battleship Rose makes the birds, the girls and the angels sing Battleship Rose is 3/4 time 3/4 time at the masquerade ball the room spun around when his cheek touched mine a hundred years ago Battleship Rose is a black top hat a black top hat on the vaudeville stage he sawed that lady clean in half a hundred years ago the amazing Battleship Rose Oh, ho Battleship Rose makes the music fly from the rocks and stones Oh ho ho Battleship Rose with a box, a spoon, or a garden hose Oh ho Battleship Rose makes the music fly on fiery wings Oh ho ho Battleship Rose makes the birds, the girls and the angels sing Battleship Rose is a shiny blade a shiny blade with an edge of silk plunged in rubies to its hilt a hundred years ago Battleship Rose is the breath of God the breath of God in a whispered dream in Elysian Fields by the circling stream I'll dream of Battleship Rose dream, dream, dream Oh, ho Battleship Rose makes the music fly from the rocks and stones Oh ho ho Battleship Rose with a box, a spoon, or a garden hose Oh ho Battleship Rose makes the music fly on fiery wings Oh ho ho Battleship Rose makes the birds, the girls and the angels hum makes the birds, the girls and the angels come
5.
Clouds 03:36
it's clouding over the sunniest day in the world it's clouding over blue on blue if I could blow the clouds away for you I'd send them running from the sky oh I would blow the clouds away for you my sweet blue sky if I could blow the clouds away for you I'd send them flying from the sky oh I'd blow every little cloud away for you blue sky
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7.
there is a lizard that runs by scaly and cynical there is a daisy that is also a boy there is a tree whose roses are white as foam of the sea his brother's are yellow and all of them are wrong there is an oak tree in love with a bird in love with a student in love with a maiden in love with silver-buckle shoes which one are you there is a girl who refuses a gift he calls her ungrateful without even knowing how it feels to sing until dawn with your breast pressed against a thorn pressed against a thorn it's too easy to say you are the rose there is a boy who returns to his room he pulls out a great and dusty book and begins to read it's easy to say you are the rose built out of music by moonlight stained with the crimson heartsblood of a nightingale on love with love you are the one who rowed the boat and read me the story which somebody sent you whose name you won't say you are the one who read me the story while both of us floated and turtles looked on you are the one who is always the story the rose and the nightingale the gift of a song
8.
Built To Fly 05:21
9.
the Revenant 03:03
10.
O Grace 05:41
11.
Aileen 02:08
12.
Some Where 02:08

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released August 4, 2008

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Katy Stephan San Francisco, California

Katy Stephan's music is both sweet and salty, delicate and powerful.
Her voice has been featured in major motion picture soundtracks, TV movies and theme songs, and even in childrens toys. 
She has created original music for theatre productions, modern dance, and circus. 
“Beautiful sonic valentines handcrafted from oaths, prayers, curses, feathers and frills.”
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