Full Fathom 5

by Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5

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1.
Virginia 03:35
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
Fuck You Dad 02:22
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?
6.
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
7.
These Days 03:34
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
Diesel 03:39
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

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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 June 18, 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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Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5 Asbury Park, New Jersey

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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