Pigeons and Purgatory

by Thomas Clarke

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A compilation of tracks recorded in Rockaway Park, Austin, and Colorado Springs between January-July 2014.

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released July 14, 2014

All songs written, recorded, and produced by Thomas Clarke. Track 6 has additional composition/input by Eric I-Rec Brown. Track 10 has additional lyrics written by Steven Potter, James Mosley, John Tompkins, Alex Obenchain, and Roni Chelben.

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Thomas Clarke Austin, Texas

Thomas Clarke was born in Abilene, TX, and raised in Colorado Springs. In the early 1990s, he first met producer Steve Peak (Speak Online), who introduced him to songwriting. He attended Brooklyn College in the late 1990s. He was one of the co-stars and contributed music to a 2014 art production about homelessness in Austin called “Am I Invisible”. ... more

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Track Name: Copa Do Mundo Samba
none except for crowd noises and "ole, ole ole!"
Track Name: Ask
Is it too much to ask
if I'm interested in you
Are you interested in me?

Is it too much to ask
after our hot night
will I ever see you again?

Is it too much to ask
if you want to be with me
why your Facebook profile's down
and your cellphone's not in service?

Is it too much to ask
if we're through
why you didn't notify me?

Is it too much to ask, Lord
why is it every time I seek love
it ends so ugly?

Is it because I'm externally ugly
and stuck being attracted to those who are internally ugly?

Tired of the lies and the half truths
Tired of misfortune
Tired of always being taken advantage of.

Is it too much to ask, Lord
why does it always end this way?

Is it too much to ask
does real love ever exist
and will I ever find it?

Is it too much to ask
if hurt and bluff and a bit of fluff
always follow that personal ad
or that drink at the Halcyon?

Maybe I didn't get the memo....
Track Name: Piping Plovers
we fly across the waves without much ease
we look cute when we strut and when we feed
we look cute, but don't mess with us
we're the piping plovers

we migrate west, we like the upper crust
we trot across the beach so cute and so free
we look cute, but don't misjudge us
we milk "endangered" for all it's worth
we look cute, but don't mess with us
we'll get our gull goons after you
we look cute, but don't mess with us
we're the piping plovers

we left our nests on the ghetto beach
we claimed it was because of Sandy
we look cute, but don't misjudge us
Don't think you're getting your new boardwalk anytime soon
Not until you pay for our new beachfront property!
we look cute, but don't mess with us
we're the piping plovers

don't mess with us
we'll get our EPA lawyers after you
we're the piping plovers

think we should press FEMA for a new jacuzzi?
no, let the pigeons pay for it from their tributes
Track Name: Arpeggio and Horns (Bipolar Remix)
none
Track Name: Cheyenne Mountain
none
Track Name: Texarkana
none
Track Name: Piney Woods
none
Track Name: Welcome to Austin
none
Track Name: Am I Invisible
none
Track Name: Streets of Austin
"Circumstances won't allow me to see your face, but I wish to Feel your spirit" (James Mosley)

"Oh Stevie, what would you think of Austin now" (Steven Potter)

"lost my wallet, lost my identification, lost my home, lost my mind" (Alex Obenchain)

"Do you see me, because I can see you" (John Tompkins)

"And you're in Austin, America's number one boomtown. Sounds sweet, it is!" (Roni Chelben)

"Am I Invisible, or are you fucking blind?" (Thomas Clarke)