BARK

by Odetta Hartman

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released January 14, 2014

All songs written and copywritten by Odetta Bess Hartman 2013

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Oliver Ignatius
at Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen
Brooklyn, NYC

Odetta Hartman: mandolin / banjo / guitar / violin / vocals
Billy Aukstik: trumpet / flugelhorn
Doug Berns: bass
Freddy DeBoe: baritone / tenor saxophone / flute
Leon Hartman: fiddle / electric violin
Javier Ramos: cajon / percussion
Zachary Seman: accordion / piano / organ

Oliver Ignatius: electric guitar (2)
Nick Kinsey: snare / marching drum (4)

Male Chorus of the Apocalypse:
Billy / Freddy / Leon / Javier / Zach / Gabe Wax / Roger Kleinman

Art by Paul Glover & Emily McMaster

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Track Name: Daphne & Apollo
// DAPHNE & APOLLO //

Born from discordant harmonies
And raised by the rays of the falling sun
The cruel outrage of archer cupid
Makes laugh the killer of the mighty python

And so a tip of gold, a tip of lead
Ignites a heart and turns the other dead
As animals to gods your glory is so much the less than mine
As animals to gods your glory is so much the less than mine

One ribbon binding up her hair
Her tresses fall past her shoulders
And loathe to have anything to do with men
Love-pierced Apollo surrenders

And so a tip of gold, a tip of lead
Ignites a heart and turns the other dead
As animals to gods your glory is so much the less than mine
As animals to gods your glory is so much the less than mine

But she moves more swiftly than the lightest breeze
Yeah she's more beautiful in flight

A torpor takes hold of her dainty limbs
Her plea to her father is answered
And BARK and foliage plume from her hair
All that remains is a warm glow

And so a tip of gold, a tip of lead
ignites a heart and turns the other dead
As animals to gods your glory is so much the less than mine
As animals to gods your glory is so much the less than mine

You're not ever gonna catch me
Track Name: Negotiations
NEGOTIATIONS

frail bones
stretched across your shoulder
and i can't keep the woes from creepin' in

white string
wrapped around my finger
oh i wish i could brand your skin

so let me make my mark
and guarantee i won't be shelved
like the rest of them

space pen
writing upside down
i forgot to let myself breathe

high line
whistle in the bathroom
but there's not always time to grieve

so let me make my mark
and guarantee i won't be shelved
like the rest of them

negotiations

blue ink
traced over a skyline
these silhouettes perform to stabilize

suitcase
pilfered in the night time
the challenge is to come as you like

so let me make my mark
and guarantee i won't be shelved
like the rest of them

negotiations
Track Name: Oh Misery
OH MISERY

what do you get when you fall
there's blood on my gun
i was the first to draw

and how can you think you're above the law
flick of my wrist
and your back's against the wall

well i left my baby in my hometown
had to drive before i drowned
in my misery
oh misery

well i can't hear you when you drawl
the tip of my tongue,
it says it all

quit movin towards me i know you're tryna stall
pulled off my hips
it's your shot to call

left my baby in my hometown
buried 6 feet under the ground

oh misery
my misery

went out to the desert's unholy ground
packed my pistol full of 7 rounds
put the shaft to my lips
i gave it a kiss
i balled my fist
and i put myself down
Track Name: End of the World
// END OF THE WORLD //

i went walkin by the banks of the river
bare toed // bear toad
hand in hand with the saints and sinners
we go // we go
right to the end oh the end of the world

we climbed high up to the tower
we grow // we grow
flinging our prayers for the final hour
oh no // oh no
cause it's the end, oh the end of the world

we're singing la di da doo doo doo
we aint got time
we gonna go out in style
cause it's the end of the world

we swam out onto the natchez
steam boat // steam boat
through mud and oil and all kinds of trashes
we float // we float
right to the end oh the end of the world

we're singing la di da doo doo doo
we aint got time
we gonna go out in style
cause it's the end of the world

pack up your bags cause i'm leaving here
and i don't have time to say goodbye
pick up some rain boots, a strong flashlight,
a can of beans, a river raft

cause the water's coming higher
you better call noah
it's coming down
oh the water's coming higher
it's starting to flow-ah
don't look back

it's coming higher

we aint got time
no we aint got time
we dont have worry