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Health and Sport

by Luxury

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    For the first time, Luxury's 2005 album "Health & Sport" will be available on 12" vinyl. Limited edition. Black vinyl. Includes footnoted insert.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Health and Sport via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc

1.
I will try to be more fun Tell a joke or lie in the sun Shake more hands and give more hugs Smile like I did when I was young For I don't want to die Without a smile It's the little things that make our lives this way It's the sadness of every day But I'll try to sing more happily and not ruin your day
2.
I have been everywhere the grass is green I have seen all there is to see And though they tried to change my mind To show me all the happiness of life I could not see what I might have been or was meant to be I'd love to believe there was something for me Where we could just live like living should be I have been everywhere the rainbow ends I have heard every word as it is said and said again And though they tried to give me sight All I have seen is artificial light Fluorescent glow, in a lip-synched show with soft eyes I want to be everywhere the grass is green I want to see all there is to see Take my wife across the sea Smile at everyone we meet And try to be, try to be constantly
3.
Fire in the garden tonight Better run for your life Water has risen too high Better run for your life Father has just raised the knife Better run for your life Should we give up the fight? Better run for your life
4.
The key turns once and locks the door You, you were here I saw your signature I saw the moving leaves I saw the closing door Now the priest has called (dressed in his robes) With memory eternal over the telephone But I'll have no condolences Just the meaning of it all When I was alive, thoughtful and nice I tried to do what's right When I was alive, not once but twice I should have used a knife I read "The Four Quartets," "The Dry Salvages" Wrote the words upon my wrist Wore the clothes upon my back A life spent in pursuit of it A life just spent Now I am here on parade I'm lying in state The flags are all half-raised Ave Maria plays Oh, it's a fading song I sing it on and on
5.
There will come a time when they must face the things they never dared to face The needs of the many, the needs of the few, and all that says Spending all our days inside a shell of anonymity of white No government or acronym to take our hands and tell us we will be all right And so our lives go on Day and night and day We will hang it on the walls of our homes right beside the photos of our wives A banner that was made for us for being who we are Truly ordinary lives And so our lives go on Day and night and day Brothers in fraternity Societe Anonyme
6.
Black Books 04:31
Here I read and watch "The Hours" and let the darkness come A living must be made "For He shall prosper everyone" But the voice upon the phone laughs Tells me to "Have fun" And it's fun, yes, it's fun Making war upon someone They'll write this in the Book of Life above, I know "Capable of such great heights, such great lows" I can't go on I was born to write love songs But the voice still on the phone says, "We become what we become Give up Just give in Let them shape you as they wish DON'T SCREAM! DON'T SHOUT! Be the lamb as it's led out"
7.
This one's for the Company I keep Seven-headed dragon, famous fiery beast There's a place for you, my friend, at our wedding feast We'll sing with thee A hand in the hornet's nest was my defeat (Tell us something we don't know!) I wrote these words in haste as I made my retreat (They're really quite worthless!) I found a place with you, my friend, at our wedding feast Now I can sing I can sing with thee
8.
What is there to say now anyway? Conversation? conversation Okay, okay Make small talk with me Turn the room away "The lights are too bright to make love, dear" The garden at 8? Where is there an end to modern life? I SEE THE SIGNS! When I was young, I never did think twice When to draw the curtain, turn out the lights? "No, there is nothing wrong here Does this dress look nice?" I heard the news, and the news was right Just you draw the bath, undress, dear Will you? I might Where is there an end to modern life? I SEE THE SIGNS! When I was young, I never did think twice
9.
I shall stay at the Red Red Rose I shall pull the curtain closed There's a satin comforter Strange flowers Strangers have made love there The light o'er the mirror The crease of folded paper I shall lay down upon the sheets and not think Just sleep "This is no Holocaust You sow what you reap" Just sleep I shall wake at the light of day (May the Earth open where I lay) Convince myself this is no mistake (A trial by fire is a better way) Must be there by 9 (Will He forgive a suicide?) Meet the buyers' needs, manager's greed (I never wait in line!) Draw your number and wait in line (I never wait in line, I never wait in line, I never wait in line) I shall unfold the clothes (The lion tears the lamb to shreds because he can, he knows) I shall keep the curtains closed (And when the curtain falls, our bleeding hearts will finally show) Then I shall try for a better smile (Remember) One hand shakes while the other feels for Life For Life The feeling of something inside, hidden and disguised For Life Somewhere behind suit and tie Hidden, disguised
10.
All my friends, you're far away, not where we've been, It's the hand of the Comforter; we asked for this, As you read the Bible in New York to your kids, Or as you drive the damaged to the movies then back to bed, Or as you listen to Hopko and fight elders (you can't win). He watches over thee, He watches over thee. All my friends are far away; I hope you're doing well, If you lay down in paradise or at the gates of Hell, If you lay down in paradise or at the gates of Hell.

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Released through Northern Records.

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released June 1, 2005

Recorded by Jamey Bozeman at The West Building, Toccoa, GA.

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Luxury

Luxury have been on the fringes since 1994 making records and playing to an occasional audience. Bozeman, Bozeman, Foley, Black, and Hinton.

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