Full Fathom 5

by Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5

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Dedicated to the crustiest fuck I know, Jacko Monahan: your perseverance, grindstone nose, machine gun tongue and Farragut style sets the standard for standing ones ground in spite of populist logic and zeitgeist fervor.

This collection is music made for everyone from peg legged saloon dancers to the most tender of longshoremen. Grit with heart. A stubborn passion born of the salt in the sea and the dust on the moon. Guaranteed to either shock your mother or leave her weeping tears of empathetic sorrow. Music to sharpen, throw, and dodge knives to. Not brewed for local consumption.Best listened to from dark corners with nary a clue of whence we came.

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released 18 June 2013

All songs written by Tony Tedesco (exc Virginia Tedesco/Laidlaw)

Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5 are:
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Gorgo Beach - Mandolin, Backup Vocals
Sean David Cunningham - Violin
Audrey-Kate Geiger - Vocals
Matthew Lott - Accordion, Tenor Sax, Toy Piano
Mike Noordzy - Upright, Conta Alto Clarinet
Michael Scotto - Drums
Tony Tedesco - Guitar, Vocals

Full Fathom Auxillary:
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Ben Clapp - Trombone on Shoes
Brian DeMello - Beer and Bandana
Pete Jager - Backup Vocals on These Days, Dear Old Dad, and Diesel
Jerzy Jung - Piano on Tecato Gusano and In the Shadow of Achilles
LXNNNIE - Vocals on Shoes
Kurt Thum - Piano on These Days, Shoes, and Diesel B3 on Shoes
Xylophone of Wrench - Wrench Xylophone on SALT

SALT Chior:
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Jordan Taylor, Jeff "Mudd" Mahajan, Beach,
DeMello, Jager, Jung, Jager, and Lott

Recorded at Studio E
Engineered/Mixed by Tom Camuso
Produced by Tedesco, Beach, and Camuso

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Music made for everyone from peglegged saloon dancrs to the most tender of longshoremen.Grit with heart.A stubborn passion born ofthe salt inthe sea andthe dust onthe moon.Guaranteed to either shock ur mother or hav her weeping tears of empathetic sorrow.Music to sharpen,throw,and dodge knives to.Not brewed for local consumption.Best listened to from dark corners with nary a clue of whence we came ... more

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Track Name: Virginia
Virginia I declare those eyes
the deepest Ive ever seen
Dont be too surprised if Im a little lost
when you find yourself leaning into me
My Hearts a spoun out compass
no direction home
It's true what you heard,
i'm a two time loser..
just a closet full of bones

Virginia
just let it be
even if I were twice the man I am
Ill never be half the man you need

My sails once terrorized the sea,
my flag flew proud and high
I laid claim to all i found
then buried it deep inseide
the spot marked by X was lost
as time shifed my sands
don't call me a victim of circumstance
theres too much blood on these hands

Virginia
just let it be
even if I were twice the man I am
Ill never be half the man you need


I know you lie awake at night
wonderin what is wrong with me
i cant seem to get out of bed
knowin what coulda been
and what'll never be
All day long
just waiting on the tolling bell
Girl you'll never learn to love me more
than I've come to hate myself

Virginia
just let it be
even if I were twice the man I am
Ill never be half the man you need
even if I were twice the man I am
Ill never be half the things you need
even if I were twice the man I am
Ill never be half the man you need
Track Name: Bulletproof feat Audrey-Kate Geiger
bulletproof baby
take your best shot
kevlar skin asbestos blood
throw down all that you've got
scorch the earth ill find a place to stand
you were made to be my man

its true im somewhat unkind
but thats the price i have come to find
it costs these days in your world
just to buy myself a little peace of mind
still ill love you like no other can
you were be my man

two past life lovers
born four worlds apart
two broken pieces
one shattered heart

theres a star burning in the sky
the moon reflects its distant light
i can fight but i cant deny
im a fool bathed in blue
darling please understand
you were made to be my man
Track Name: Full Fathom 5 (SALT)
Ive been living here under the sea
Its not half as bad as you might think
sure at first it was a hard to breathe
i quick found the trick is not to scream
I dont see my friends much anymore
but im the new kid down here
on the ocean floor

there's salt in my tears,
salt when i bleed
salt in my piss,
my sweat and my seed
with all of this salit inside of me
its no wonder theres no place i'd rather be...
than right here at the bottom of the sea

knew me a girl named clementine
we both knew sweet clem
could never be mine
one taste of her pain
left a stain on my heart
she fathomed the depths
of my deepest parts
I dont see clem much more these days
but i feel her out here with me
under the waves

there's salt in my tears,
salt when i bleed
salt in my piss,
my sweat and my seed
with all of this salit inside of me
its no wonder theres no place i'd rather be...
than right here at the bottom of the sea


you can say what youll say
you can do what you'll do
but dont be surprised
when your salt spills on you
Ill never fade but ill surely change
rearranged by the sea
to something rich something strange
under the shimmering moon ive come to hide
with coral for bones and pearls for my eyes

there's salt in my tears,
salt when i bleed
salt in my piss,
my sweat and my seed
with all of this salit inside of me
its no wonder theres no place i'd rather be...
than right here at the bottom of the sea
Track Name: In the Shadow of Achilles
in the afterglow of an epiphany
i throw my guns to the ground
i shoot my empty arms up in the air
surrender to a past ridin hard to take me down
on the heels of a battlescarred life
i've learned the moral of achille's story
survive the things that kill all that you hold dear
and watch your tale of grief get confused for glory

lately ive been haunted by loved ones and friends
casualties of the fast life, alcohol, and god's medicine
i used to swear i'd do anything to save just one of them
look at me now, back on my horse racing for troy again

its so easy to believe things you're never gonna see
but just try to sleep at night when you deny the life you lead
you can close your eyes, you can shut your mouth
but the the darkness, the still of the night
have a habit of pushin the truth out

lately ive been haunted by loved ones and friends
casualties of the fast life, alcohol, and heroin
i used to swear i'd do anything to save just one of them
look at me now, back on my horse
wasted in troy again

on the heels of a battlescarred life
i've learned the moral of achille's story
survive the things that kill all that you hold dear
and watch your tale of grief will get confused for glory

lately ive been haunted by loved ones and friends
Track Name: Fuck You Dad
fuck you dad youve done it this time
youre gonna wake up tomorrow to find
a .38 caliber hole in your head
tell me you bastard whats it like

i remember you kicking my 8 year old ass
at the school bus stop in front of half my class
i begged i pleaded it wasnt my fault
but i still ended up sprawled out
on the bloddy asphalt

belt buckle welts up the side of my head
waking up to drunken beatings happenin in my bed
mamma standing there just a shakin her head
if god cares this much for the living
he sure as hell don't give a damn about the dead


six foot of hole and hand ful of dirt
in the end thats all youll ever be worth
man can judge me, let him say wahat he'll say
but when i hit them pearly gates
I'm walking tall and straight

belt buckle welts up the side of my head
waking up to drunken beatings happenin in my bed
mamma standing there justa shakin her head
if god cares this much for the living
he sure as hell don't give a damn about the dead

fuck you dad youve done it this time
youre gonna wake up tomorrow to find
a .38 caliber hole in your head
tell me you bastard whats it like
whats it like? whats it like?
Track Name: Shoes w Lynxxxie & Audrey-Kate Geiger
2 tours of fallujah hardened my like seaglass in the sand
by the end of the third the only friend i trusted
was the trigger itchin for my right hand
ridin taill gun on them airport runs back and forth down hwy 5
didnt take too long till we started takintg bets
over under counts on limbs and lives
live down on your knees you can pray all day
the odds never change they're on the house's side
god dont care, hes in the cashiers chair
polishing the window up until it shines
He wants to make sure he can read your eyes
at checkout time when you define
the difference between wrong and ruight
are you a winner tonight

she sleeps all day walks all night
doing what she got to keep on the lights
she got 3 young boys soon to be men
its too late for her to start again
shes out in the street doing all those things
she swore she would never do
around her neck hangs a little bit of faith
that St Nickulas is still coming through
when shes down on her knees
she dont bother to pray
she knows the game dont ever change
see, god dont care he got the slicked back hair'
the fancy walking cane andthe cool street name
platform heels, he knows the deal
hes gonna keep it real up in the feel
when you reveal all you have concealed
are you a winner tonight

winner tonight
you can search for your salvation
in a shooting star
yeah, dig a hole to china man,
they tell me it's not that far
go looking for the truth
in the confession booth
but in the end theres only one place
you're going to find it my friend
are you lookin tongiht?

come every sunday morning
he religiously slips on his robes
smiles to him self
he can smell them comin
wads of cash in their fresh pressed clothes
he loves the way the pulpit matches his chestnut hair
and how they cower down upon their knees
as his words of fear fill the air
still he prays away most of his days
doesnt realize that its a mistake
cause god dont care hes been everywhere
there aint nothing he cant see through
but that ole boy he aint that unfair
he knows hes never laced your shoes
when it comes time to open the gate
theres only one thing gonna get you through
Have u done to others as youd have them done to you
Track Name: These Days
These are the days
that will try men's souls
thats what my heroes have been
telling me
The spark they lit burned this
town to the ground as
they made off through the blazing chaos
on the only horse to be found

These are the days
that see castles rise form sand
watch the wonder wash over
the most enlightened man
we have swallowed the sea
we have conquered solid ground
still we fear the high priest gaze
from up on the temple mount

These kind of days
ive seen a lot of them
Im not sure how many more i got left my friend
theres just one thing that i know
time dont pay no mind to that shadow
growing long across my floor

these are the days
of the emporers new clothes
its what the tv keeps on
selling me
how can I redeem all these
promised dreams
when I can't see the things
my neighbors swear to god they believe

These kind of days ive seen a lot of them
Im not sure how many more i got left my friend
there sjust one thing that i know
time dont pay no mind to that shadow
growing long across my floor

These are the days
lots of work to be done
its ring out like a shot
or fall victime to the gun
Track Name: Lesson Hard Learned w Audrey-Kate Geiger
You make it so easy
to forget all the things
you used to mean to me
I see you out on the scene
I know who owns those eyes
peering out through that disguise

Yeah it sounds like a bad cliche
thats what youve become to me these days

Theres ice water running through my veins
lately things they dont seem the same
ive learned to spot the forest through the trees
So tired, Im all used up I'm burnt out ive begun to rust
and youve become just one more thing
that used to mean something to me

This battered box of melted wax and tin
used to overflow with the precious things
that we could have been
now it contains just a single pearl
a constant reminder of what i cast away
when we owned the world

Yeah i know its such a bad cliche
thats what youve become to me these days

Theres ice water running through my veins
lately things they dont seem the same
ive learned to spot the forest through the trees
So tired, Im all used up burnt out i I've begun to rust
and youve become just one more thing
that used to mean something to me


Now youre nothing more
than a lesson hard learned
how charm will deceive you
into believing
that the warmth your feeling
is the glow of your love
being returned to you
but all the while
its a raging fire of truth
fueled by beauty's burn

charm is a deceiver
beauty is fleeting
charm will deceive you
just as beauty will leave you
charm will find a way to fool you
just as long as beauty rules you
Track Name: Tecato Gusano
Ive seen troubled skies
ive seen skies of blue
but ive never weathered any storm
i would ever dare compare to you
the way that you rolled up into my like
and you blew it all down
never understood how i let it happen
it still brings me down

you you would have
thought by now id have it
all worked out
but you still got me strung out

i recall when we first met
the way you would smile at me
somewhere out along the line
it all faded to a memory
maybe my fall from grace
was cushioned by obliviousness
in the cold light of the morning you know
it dont hurt me any less

you you would have
thought by now id have it
all worked out
but you still got me strung out

Ive danced on the darkest night
and Ive cried trough the brightest day
but I never encountered anything
thats prepared me to feel this way
Ive shouted at the mountain top
Ive pleaded with the deep blue sea
ive done my time, my price is paid
but your memory wont set me free

you you would have
thought by now id have it
all worked out
but you still got me strung out
Track Name: Diesel
Ive had my spirit crushed
for the last time
im fixin on takin me
one final ride
headin down to the corner boys
gonna boot these blues away
Im saying goodbye
to you my firends today

Flag that diesel down
flag that diesel down
open up your arms
I am homeward bound

Lord knows that
this life down here sure is rough
I've done my best
to do more than I said
and Im praying
it's good enough
Ive got a plan
to put it all behind me
im heaidng home
where i can rest in peace

Flag that diesel down
flag that diesel down
open up your arms
I am homeward bound

I know every stop
this trains made by heart
every tear every drop of blood
thats torn this life a part
every rusted spike
i drove into every rotted track
Im headin home and I aint comin back

Flag that diesel down
flag that diesel down
open up your arms
I am homeward bound

When you think of me
do so joyfully
of my smile
of my eyes
dont shed a tear for me
ive got a one way ticket
home on this train
no more sorrow
no more earthly pain

Flag that diesel down
flag that diesel down
open up your arms
I am homeward bound
open up your arms
I am homeward bound
open up your arms
I am homeward bound