O Ye Devastator

by Doug Burr

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A Black Wave is Comin' A black wave is comin' A black wave will fall Touch your tremblin' lips to your pale fingertips A black wave doth call So where do you go my lover And where do you go my friend When every face you know and every low road They have all become dark and dim A black wave is comin' A black wave will fall Touch your tremblin' lips to your pale fingertips A black wave doth call So what do you see my darlin' And what do you see my dear I can't tell, I can't tell in the wild wood a spell And the clouds forsake the sky here So what do you see my lover And what do you see my friend I don't know, I don't know at Midnight comes a snow I can't see, but I hear a little hymn I can't see, but I hear a little hymn
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Chief of Police in Chicago We got a double positive confirm today I am Chief of Police in Chicago And I've called you here just to congratulate And apologize for the sorrow We understand he's doing everything that children do We are getting good at fighting crime And we don't want to rain upon this dream come true Or dissuade you from towing the line Chorus: I am Chief of Police in Chicago And I have seen the thing you cannot see And I'm sorry to be the one to tell you We've discovered the gene Maybe we could send you our best officer There are some tricks to curb the appetite Hey, we're not in the business of changing futures, Ma'am But we think we could help him do less time Now just a few experts are going to tell you that it's not too late They don't pay me enough to make that call And you won't find them working down at the District anyway Hell, all these killers have to learn to crawl Last Chorus: I am Chief of Police in Chicago Oh, I have seen the thing you cannot see And my team and I are just a little shaken We've discovered the gene We got a double positive confirm today I am Chief of Police in Chicago
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Red, Red 03:14
Red, Red Once there was a ghost livin' deep within my heart Came out at night, danced with me in the dark Chorus: Red, red, pale, white Red, red, pale, white lips Strode into the orchard, now was in full bloom Just like two carefree, lovers do Oh, Mary, dear Mary, I drink to you Here I can taste your fragrance, and it goes down smooth Bridge: Oh meet, by the yonder tree Oh sing, we used to sing Now sway in the breeze Oh, oh, oh, ooooh Now you'll be singin' softly when the workers arise And all of the sowers gonna find me in the light They gonna dig a hole, dig it deep and wide To lay my achin' skin down by your side
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High Blood and Long Evening Dresses I don’t recall what your name is, my doll Only the snow in the valley keeps falling I don’t remember, but this is December I don’t recall what your name is, darling Chorus:
So why don’t you come like a thief on the doorstep Carry me back to the quadrille in Knoxville Oh, hey old Line Caller, a new silver dollar I in my high blood and long evening dresses Breathtaker, Devastator, Forsaker, Heartbreaker I don’t know fear, and I don’t know pain Oh, rider, whiter than snow on fire I don’t remember the sound of the name

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Track Listing:
1. A Black Wave Is Comin'
2. Chief of Police in Chicago
3. At the Public Dance
4. Red, Red
5. You've Been a Suspect All Your Life
6. I Got This Fever / O Ye Devastator
7. Topeka
8. Do You Hear Wedding Bells
9. ...All Our Lives (Instrumental)
10. And When We Awoke
11. High Blood and Long Evening Dresses

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released April 27, 2010

All songs written by Doug Burr, Woven Wings Publishing, ASCAP
Copyright 2010, all rights reserved
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Britton Beisenherz - Bass, Bells, Drums, Electric Guitar, Moog Taurus Pedals, Percussion
Doug Burr - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Foot Taps, Vocals
Orhan Celebi - Viola
Glenn Farris - Banjo, Bells, Electric Guitar, Piano, Pump Organ, Rhodes
Amanda Leggett - Harmony Vocals
Todd Pertll - Banjo, Baritone Guitar, Electric Guitar, Pedal Steel, High Strung/Nashville Acoustic Guitar
Roberto Sanchez - Drums, Percussion

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Produced by Britton Beisenherz and Doug Burr
Engineered by Britton Beisenherz
Mixed by Britton Beisenherz at Ramble Creek Studio, Austin, TX
Mastered by Jim Wilson at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO
Photography by Brandon Lesley
Cover art by Brandon Lesley
Cover model: Anna Burgess
Model wardrobe/makeup: Christina Shoto

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Doug Burr Denton, Texas

"If there are things bigger than sex and laughs, then we damn well better sing about it. If there is a God in heaven even singing against him makes more sense than the hair metal with all its soft porn videos...Burr’s albums have the heaviness of a novel. You don’t read Faulkner for entertainment. Some authors are too full of gravity. You don’t read them at the beach. You read them at the grave." ... more

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