Bent Penny's East End Of The House

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released November 14, 2013

Mark Bannerman - Words, Photos...
Ken Stephenson - Music, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Recording...

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Lee Davidson - Drums on 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shaun O'Brien - Backing Vocals on 1, 7, 10
Jo Kelly Stephenson - Backing Vocals on 6, 8
Amelia Stephenson - Backing Vocals on 1
Aria Stone - Tenor Saxophone on 9

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Track Name: Don't Take That Ride
It was just past midnight when the car pulled up
Her life was hanging like a paper cup In the wind.
He didn’t smile as he opened the door,
She hopped right in never knowing the score

It’s a long, long way to the promised land
It’s just one short slap from the devil’s hand
It’s a long dark tunnel that never stops
You can hear yourself scream but there’s no way back

There’s a light left on, there’s a key in the door
She won’t be coming home like she did before
He took to a place no child should go
He’s out there now on some empty road

It’s a long, long way to the promised land
It’s just one short slap from the devil’s hand
It’s a long dark tunnel that never stops
You can hear yourself scream but there’s no way back

And the wind blows cold, with song deep inside.
If you haven’t got the fare please don’t take that ride.
Track Name: There's A Stranger
There’s a stranger in my house,creeping quiet as a mouse.

She only comes out after dark.
And when I ask her what’s she’s doing
She says it’s no-one’s business but her own

Doesn’t she know me? Did she know me before?
Is she trying to hurt me? Settle up some unknown score?

Don’t tell lies. Don’t you run and hide
The world’s just waiting for you. You have to live before you die

She hides behind her makeup
She says she’s not what she could be
She doesn’t know the world is waiting
For all the things she is to me.
Track Name: Rain, Rain, Rain
I can hear the rain dripping, the wind’s in the trees
The room fills with smoke and vague memories
Of a place in the country, such a long time ago
I was moving so fast with nowhere to go.

It was in a big room the east end of the house
The wheat fields were silent just the moon rolling out
You were lying beside me you were shedding your skin
just little by little you were easing me in

And we were together, with nothing to lose
so you made me an offer too good to refuse.
I just can’t remember who it was spoke first
Your magic was strong... or was it a curse.

Now the rain keeps falling pull my chair close to the fire
I’m warming my bones in the flames of desire
It’s a long road, I walk such a thin line,
as I gather up the pieces of all that you left behind.

If I touch you will I catch you
is that what you had in mind?
I don’t want burn the memories you left lying around
But they’re keeping me warm as my life’s burning down
Track Name: The World On A String
I see her every morning as the sun comes up.
I see her coming from a long way off
I know it’s her from the way she walks.
She wears a little red cap pulled down tight on her head
And when she leaves me alone I remember every word that she said

Girl, girl, girl ....you got the world on a string
Are you in control or is it reeling you in?

I know you got a man and a little black dog too
But do they love you the way that I do
Am I imagining it, just something you said.
It’s been playing on my mind. I can’t get it out of my head.

Girl, girl, girl ....you got the world on a string
Are you in control or is it reeling you in?

Each and every morning I watch you walk away
Carrying the feeling of a thousand yesterdays
Each and every morning you bring me the news.
Like sugar in my coffee you take away my blues.

Girl, girl, girl… You got the world on a string
Are you in control or is it reeling you in?
Track Name: Out On The Lake
Out on the lake, the frogs are calling
There’s a ring round the moon, and frosting round the stars
I can hear voices I can hear them talking
Lost, lonely souls they are searching for home

Out on the ocean the seabirds are crying
The moon builds a pathway, that might lead to morning
But I can hear voices, I can hear them calling
Taking me away, they're taking me away.

God bless the slow ones that make the rest so fast
And god bless the children who were never built to last
And god bless the refugees who never found a home
And look down upon the pilgrim
As he travels down that long and lonely road.

There’s moaning in the ether, there’s rumbling in the sky
Choirs of angels come to us say let the past go by
Sing to me a song Let the water turn to wine
Let the seagrass sway upon the tide as we search for the divine.
Track Name: When I Find You
There’s a black snake moving through the forest in my head
It’s looking for something. I’m just not sure what it is.
But I’ll know it when I find it. It’ll come to me real slow
I know how much you wanted it. And you’ll be the first to know.

I know you’re curious, I guess I am too.
There are all those little things, only known to me and you
You’ve got a hunting party out. You got a will to survive
But not too many come here and make it out alive.

I’m coming from another place….I’m coming from another time
I know you’re looking out for me….
But you’ll only see me, just before I arrive


I’m coming from another place….I’m coming from another time
There’s a long road with dust trails...
But there’s something that just ain’t right
You can come here in the daytime...you can come here if you like.
You can come here in the daytime…But don’t get caught out here at
night.
Track Name: Heavy Traffic
There's heavy traffic on the way out of town
Every one I meet is slowing me down
I got a deal on my mind, but I’m thinking of you
Phones on speed dial but I’m not getting through

Now you said you’d meet me down on Chancey Street
I made a promise I killed someone to keep
But it doesn’t matter what I would say
I get the feeling you won’t be there anyway.

Baby you got the money, yeah you got the speed
you got everything, a man like me needs
But I got trouble Long as my right arm
A car just went past and it’s turning around.

Now the sun’s disappearing and the streetlights come on
I’m stranded out here in a bad part of town
The lights flicker and the skies getting dim
The way that I loved you must be some kind of sin

Baby you got the money And you got the speed
You had everything that a man like me needs
But I got trouble As long as might right arm
I hear the voice saying ..get out of the car
Track Name: Two Faces
Don’t go near the water no don’t go near the water

In the dark he is waiting, a serpent’s tongue investigating
feel excitement escalating, jaws close in around the prey
Sunlight reflects upon an open sea
there’s something lurking in the deep

He was the jester, he was the clown.
watched them lay their money down,
Children bought and children sold no chance for them of growing old
Who was it handed him the keys placed that child upon his knee
I can feel the weight of infamy was it you or was it me?

Don’t go near the water no don’t go near the water
mummy the fishes look so bright
Don’t go near the water no don’t go near the water
or you won’t come back alive.

Oh they were all so eager I’d roll them like a cigarette
Gary said he liked the blonde ones I just said I’d take the rest
But any time I think what happened I’d told a truth, they thought in jest
come along bring me your children the flavour of innocence is best.

No don’t go near the water no don’t go near the water,
mummy the fishes look so bright
No don’t go near the water Or you won’t come back alive.
Track Name: Riding On A Wheel
Winter time, the leaves are turning
The weather bites, it’s growing cold
I push my hands deep, into my pockets
And I can’t help the feeling, that I’m growing old

Oh the circles slowing turning Find your way upon a wheel
Yes the bridge is slowly burning
Now we’re running out of time that we can steal

And I watch my memories fading,
Youth so fleeting, now I see
Then I watch the mirror cracking
All around the leaves are falling from the trees.

Oh the circles slowly turning Find me lashed upon this wheel
Here I watch these bridges burning
We’re running out of time that we can steal.
Track Name: My Baby
Well people will talk and they make a lot of fuss
Say the world is ending but what’s it mean to us
If it all comes crashing down.... I know where i want to be
Just sitting right here.... next to my baby

Grey skies above.... A deluge is on its way
It’s gonna ran so hard.... It will sweep us all away
But if the world is ending.... I know where I want to be
Just sitting right here.... next to my baby

Yeah she holds me.... Yeah she scolds me
Keeps me riding on a rail
I’ll keep doing.... what I’m doing
Don’t matter how hard it rains

There’s smoke on the horizon... They say a fire is on its way
The preachers says the time is coming...
Where every sinner has to pay
But if the world is burning down ….I know where I want to be
It’s sitting right here, next to my baby
If the world is ending ….I know where I want to be
Just sitting right here next to my baby