Crazy Like An Ambush

by Grey Revell

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released November 9, 1999

Produced Summer of 1999 by Spencer Chakedis at Balloon Heaven Studios for Balloon Heaven Productions, Ltd.

Additional Engineering and Production was provided by Matt Cusack

Grey Revell - Vox, Guitars, Keys
Spencer Chakedis - Guitars, Keys, Atmospheres
Matt Cusack - Drums and Percussion
Ken Davidsen - Piano "Crazy Like And Ambush" and "Cyanide Girl Of The Sea"
Haale Gafori - Guest Vocals "Cyanide Girl of the Sea"
Ish Marquez - Guitar and Guest Vocals "Getaway Car"
John Kessel - Guitar "Cyanide Girl of the Sea"

The Bad Faces are Brian Piltin and Randi Russo

Cover Art and Photography: Patricia Grace

All Songs © 1999 Ambush Hymnal (SESAC)

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Track Name: Getaway Car
no song to be given
so I write one of my own
one that screams to heaven
one to help roll back the stone
one to feed the demon
till the demon's overthrown
no song to be given
so I write one of my own

there's no love between us
so i write one of my own
one that cried a river
sent a hammer to the dawn
like all walls that crumble and
get eaten by the sun
there's no love between us
so I write one of my own

we'll get tired we'll get wired and we'll fire up the getaway car

there's no world to speak of
so I write one of my own
one where giants die and men build cities on their bones
one where babies cry but they never die alone
there's no world to speak of
until I write one of my own

we'll get tired we'll get wired and we'll fire up the getaway car
Track Name: Live Alisa
when live alisa cries
the rain it catches my eye
i'd stay more than awhile
when live alisa smiles

blue neon patches the sky
when live alisa cries
skyscraper comets run wild
when live alisa smiles

go in your doorway you don't know what you're getting
ain't good at lovin' I'm just good at forgetting
don't want the real thing i'm chasing the vision
i can't give an answer but i'll give you the reason

am i the reason why
my live alisa cries
fall every once in a while
see live alisa smile

see live alisa smile..
Track Name: Cyanide Girl of the Sea
i'm a scorpio
october tells me so
friends and lovers they all come to me
mama told me to watch out for memories
and the cyanide girl of the sea

she's got nails to scratch out the enemy
poison kisses to drown all your dreams
she is memory solid fire energy
she's the cyanide girl of the sea

she's been seen through the open door looking for a lover
i've been spending my free time asleep on the train
i think it's time i went off and found me another
cos me and that girl won't be walking down that road again.
Track Name: Anna Lee (Dressed In New Lightning)
here comes anna lee
flashing live wire eyes at me
am i where i wanna be?
time is a whirlwind see how it flies

here comes anna lee
dragging sunday out to sea
she said stay i disagreed
cos i still remember how she cut him to size
making him crawl with the blues in her eyes

so you follow her down
and you spread it around
and the pipes on the rooftops don't utter a sound
and she tells you to fly
and you cover your eyes
she's rising above you you're tongue tied

here comes anna lee
dragging sunday out to sea
flashing live wire eyes at me
and slashing the storm cloud see how she flies
dressed in new lightning with the fools in her eyes..
Track Name: Crazy Like An Ambush
i ain't gonna leave until you show me why you hide
i ain't gonna come until you show me what's inside
there ain't no real reason to be treating me so bad
i'm crazy like an ambush and you just can't get with that

ever since the summer that you left me wanting more
i'm hiding in the garden out beside the kitchen door
don't mean to make you nervous i don't know another way
i'm crazy like an ambush just before the break of day
crazy like an ambush baby just let me say

your hair is falling
your eyes are calling
your fingers crawling all over my skin
is the sun setting? i keep forgetting
i sense the day is starting over again

let me cool my hands inside the river of your sky
i'll love you like a whirlpool i'll make you realize
there ain't no real reason to be treating me so bad
i'm crazy like an ambush and you just can't get with that

this new romance is my soul enhancin'
our fingers dancing all over over our skin
is the sun setting? i keep forgetting
i sense the day is starting over again

you got me howling like a red dog living inside of a stone
you can call it what you want now there's nothing like howling alone

for every girl and boy in here there's something that applies
i've danced inside the whirlwind i made them realize
i flipped the devil's number watched the sixes turn to nines
i'm crazy like an ambush just before the end of time
i flipped em like the devil - no one else would right that line you know i'm crazy like an ambush just before the end of time
Track Name: Burn Your Body Down
warm boy in a cold town
and the snow like ash falls down
finds his friends and welcomes them to his brand new life

new heart just found but the old one keeps him down
light a candle where you stand and burn your body down

been broke insane walking broken in the rain
you make a world of your own when the real one makes you cry
all minds unsound with the turning of the ground
light a candle where you stand and burn your body down

young man gone mad and now i'm gonna leave again
gonna pave the road ahead with the love she left behind
and all the love that you send will never bring me back again
light a candle where you stand and burn your body down

warm boy in a cold town
and the snow like ash falls down
light a candle where you stand and burn your body down..
Track Name: Ballad of Man Called No One
you know it doesn't make me feel saintly when i make a woman cry
and your the only girl i ever met that ever looked me in the eye
a motive wasn't clear at least that's how it seems to me
but i can be a danger if you want me to be
cos i can take a heart and i can throw it from the mountain to the sea

you know you got a knack for telling everyone that everything is fine
but please don't make me part of any problems now you're not a part of mine
a hand that wants to bleed it doesn't need a knife to cut
a door that doesn't want you doesn't need a hand to shut
you know i wanna help you but i'm lying on the outside looking up

another night another door another bed another couch another clock another head another eye another hand another heart you know i'd like a name instead

and every morning is another day to try
to send an answer to the corner of the sky,
every lover is a question till the night i find a name that will be mine

i need a name that will be mine...
Track Name: Violent Jack
i'm singing the praises singing the praises as i'm kicking the door down
i'm smashing my mirrors smashing my mirrors as i'm kicking the door down
i'm singing your name out singing your name out as i'm kicking the door down
i'm breaking the hands of the woman that was giving me the back hand of love i'm giving it back

i'm singing the praises singing the praises as i bury the body
i'm singing to heaven singing to heaven as i bury the body
i'm singing your name out screaming your name out as i bury the body
i've taken the soul of the woman that was given me the message of love i'm giving it back

i'm singing to jesus singing to jesus now i see him behind me
i'm running for shelter running for cover now i see him behind me
i'm running to hell now running to hell now and he's running behind me
to take back the soul of the woman that was giving me the message of love

i'm giving it back
violent jack see my skeleton free running with his blade in your back
violent jack see the way he wails when he runs the blue sky turning to black
violent jack gonna see your bridges overthrown
so goes violent jack
violent jack see the way he wails when he runs the blue sky turning to black
Track Name: The Bad Faces
o ma i hear the bad faces comin'
ma i hear the bad faces comin'
ma i hear the bad faces comin' tell me what am i to do?

yesterday i felt like a king
like i had everything
and everything was given to me you'd think that everything was free

o ma i hear the bad faces comin'
ma i hear the bad faces comin'
ma i hear the bad faces comin' tell me what am i to do?

i saw my man on the street
his face as white as a sheet
he didn't say nothing at all
he left his mirror on the wall

o ma i hear the bad faces comin'
ma i hear the bad faces comin'
ma i hear the bad faces comin' tell me what am i to do?

lost the one i wanted the most
i fell in love with a ghost
now i got nothing to show
o god i'm living on my own

o ma i hear the bad faces comin'
ma i hear the bad faces comin'
ma i hear the bad faces comin' tell me what am i to do?

i wish i was my dad's radio
and every song i played was my own
i could call you up on the phone and say

the only one that i know has come to take me away*

tomorrow i think i'm gonna run
blue face he's got me out gunned
and i ain't having much fun
i think i ain't the only one

o ma i hear the bad faces comin'
ma i hear the bad faces comin'
ma i hear the bad faces comin' tell me what am i to do?
Track Name: San Jose
three days gone in san jose
my friends and me had lost our way
the grass in our hair and the pain on our face
we were laughing with time on our side

starving kids on the old stone street
looking for fun and a chance to eat
an old man tripped and we watched him bleed
like the sun as it fell in the sea

everybody smiling
you could feel the day unwinding
the crystal cups were blinding
we made the scene

we watched the church bells ring

three days gone in san jose.
Track Name: Gone Gone
run run screaming at the sun
couldn't a done better if i won it in the lottery
run run faster than a gun
gonna find my baby and i'm gonna have a family
run run till the running's done
gonna play guitar and make money off her pottery
fun fun underneath the sun
we're gonna have a baby and we're gonna raise it right

gone gone
every thing is gone
maybe now i'll find someone i love and have a family
dumb dumb
everyone was dumb
slaving for a dollar in the name of nationality
bomb bomb thank you for the bomb
you vaporize the idiots you send em to infinity
run run till the running's done
i'm gonna find my baby and i'm gonna treat her right

gone gone
every thing is gone
couldn't a done better if i won it in the lottery
run run till the running's done
I'm gonna play guitar and make money off her pottery
bomb bomb thank you for the bomb
you vaporize the idiots you send em to infinity
run run screaming at the sun:
"i'm gonna have a family i'm gonna do it right"