Lick My Heart

by Uzi Ramirez

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released October 27, 2010

Musicians:
Uzi Ramirez - guitars n banjo
Nir Manzur - drums (2,3,5,9,11,15,16)
Shacham (Chakamoon) Ohana - bass (2,3,5,11)
Roy Rieck - harmonica & vocals (7,14)
Idan Rabinovici - acoustic guitar & vocal (7)
Yehu Yaron - double bass (14)
Uri Kinrot - guitar (3)
Yonadav Halevi - tambourine (3), cowbell (11), sleep walking (20)
Onili - French spoken word (17)

string quartet (5,8,9,10,18):
Maya Belsitzman - cello
Chen Shenhar - violin
Nitzan Canetty - violin
Noam Haimovitz Weinschel - viola

Horns:
Sefi Zisling - trumpet (5,9)
Shlomi Alon - tenor saxophone (9)
Yair Slutzki - trombone (9)
Yuval "Tuby" Zolotov - tuba (9)
Eyal Talmudi - tenor saxophone (15)

Produced by Uzi Ramirez
Engineered, recorded and mixed by Uri "Mixmonster" Wertheim
Assistant engineers- Shiri Brandes, Miki Bornstien & Mark Berkovics

Recorded and mixed at DB studio, Tel Aviv

Mastered by Richard Dodd @ RichardDodd.com, Nashville, Tennessee

String & horn arrangements by Uzi


Design : Copypaste
Photos: Dorel Gillerman

Web: www.myspace.com/uziramirez
Contact: umuzic@gmail.com

All songs written by Uzi Ramirez
Except lyrics for "Mountain Climbin'" written by Uzi and Moti Brecher
And spoken word on "Secrets of the Zodiac" written and spoken by Onili

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Track Name: Baby, Please Come Home
Baby please come home
Baby please come home
Baby please come home
Back to me

My sun sets when you rise
You open up your eyes
N meet a brand new day far at sea

With my clothes all torn
Face down to the floor
Waiting for your knock upon my door

Chorus

Climb your wooden boat
Take your time to float
Let the winds carry you to shore

I've become the host
Of a red headed ghost
Though we often argue we have grown quiet close

Chorus

Waiting on my porch
To see your golden torch
I'm tired and I'm down to my last roach

My arms are open wide
Come lay by my side
Let's build a fort of pillows and hide

chorus
Track Name: Lydia
Lydia, oh girl
Just take some time n let me into your world
I'm a fool, don't be so cruel
Lydia

Lydia, you're so fine
I'm going blind, can't get you out of my mind
You are my sun, my only one
Lydia

Lydia
Why do you lead me on?
Why don't you lead me home tonight?
Lydia

Lydia, take my hand
And together we will both understand
It's meant to be, just you and me
Lydia

Lydia, close your eyes
Let's share this moment floatin' into the skies
One little kiss, let's take the risk
Lydia

Lydia
Why do you lead me on?
Why don't you lead me home tonight?
Lydia
Track Name: Canned Beef
They said, son if you don't know
You probably shouldn't go
But I think that if you blink
You're bound to sink so low
And everybody's going to be there
Yes, everybody's going to be there
A horse giving head
To some guy named Fred
And Topsy the elephant, too
And the paper man, Memphis Dan
Screaming at the top of his lungs
I'm a big girl
I'm a big girl now!

The gypsy lady on the Ferris wheel
She's calling you to kneel
And then, once you're in a trance
You'll answer to her will
And everybody's going to be there
Yes, everybody's going to be there
The belly dancing fairies
With their bellies full of cherries
Dancing round the three eyed goat
The taxidermist looking up
N peeing in a paper cup
Stuffing Big Bill Broonzy records down his throat
And then you see him float

It ain't over till it's over
Once you're done you've just begun
You realize the Russian spies
Are trying to steal the sun
And everybody's going to be dead
Yes, everybody's going to be dead
Lady luck
She made a buck
At a blackjack table dual
But it ain't worth a dime
She's running out of time
Escapes the fire on a wooden mule
And Raja the puck
He just wanted to fuck
Lil Peggy, the peg leg pig
They're in his pick up truck
Along with lady luck
She's setting fire to his golden wig
Oh my darling, can you dig?


You see their bodies lying dead neath the misty twilight of the morn
The horse still giving head, you wish you never had been born
And everybody's going to be there…
Track Name: Confide In Me
When the night time moves too slow
N your rooster, he don't crow
You feel hell burnin' from below
Confide in me

When your spaceship doesn't float
There's a big hole in your boat
Feel the noose tight around your throat

I don't want to let you go
In the end you'll never know, no no no

And your tears they fall like rain
N it's clogging up the drain
N it's dryin' up your brain
Confide in me

A black raven's at your door
Faintly whispering nevermore
I've seen this movie before
Confide in me

I don't want to let you go
In the end you'll never know, no no no

When the night time moves too slow
N your rooster, he don't crow
You feel hell burnin' from below
Confide in me
Track Name: Deceived
I’ve been deceived by the colors on my telly
By the radioactive fumes of my microwave jelly
Deceived by the first dime I earned
Deceived by the first girl I yearned
Deceived by hail n snow n rain
Deceived by the left side of my brain
Deceived by nymphs’ seductive melodies
Deceived by magic remedies
Deceived by headlines
Deceived by red lines
Deceived by the stars
Deceived by crystal balls
Deceived by brick walls
Deceived by pale tradition
Deceived by swamp religion
Deceived by urine scented allies
Deceived by pantomime rallies
Deceived by facial hair
Deceived by gummy bears

Deceived by ladders
Deceived by kites
Deceived by days
Deceived by nights
Deceived by cupid’s lonesome arrows
Deceived by the flight paths of the sparrows
Deceived by feathered pillows
Deceived by spit shined mirrors
Deceived by windmills
Deceived by fire drills
Deceived by earthquakes
Deceived by cornflakes

Deceived by wet cement highways
Deceived by bubblegum hairsprays
Deceived by garage sales
Deceived by wagging tails
Deceived by marching bands
Deceived by sweating hands
Deceived by graveyards
Deceived by leotards
Deceived by eye of newt
Deceived tannis root
Deceived by forbidden fruit
Deceived by the pied piper's flute
Deceived by my two lungs
Deceived by my two tongues
Deceived by hard ons
And so on and so on

Don’t even remember what it was I was lookin for
That hidden door
In an old wooden chest
Long lost since I quit sucking on my mama’s breast
N digging earth for worms
N collectin snakeskins n feathers
N had different kinds of moods for different kinds of weathers
N my mama she said to me
Baby darling don’t you cry
Baby don’t you cry
Track Name: Mountain Climbin'
I was climbin' on a mountain, hangin' my face down
Taking it easy, slowing my pace down
Staring at the rocks growing under my feet

The grass is green and the skies are yellow
You're a gal and I'm a fellow
Why don't you come mountain climbin' with me?

As I was climbin' that dusty stair
Wind was a-blowin' through my rusty hair
Blowin my mind, crackin my will

I was sittin at the roadside, eating my dinner
Deep inside I know I'm no sinner
I packed my belongings and I carried on up

The grass is green and the skies are yellow
You're a gal and I'm a fellow
Why don't you come mountain climbin' with me?

As I was crawlin' that snakelike trail
Sand was a-piling neath my broken nails
I stumbled on the ground and I started to cry

My tears formed a river deep and wide
You were standing on the other side
Still as a rock, gazin' at me

I jumped in the river but the stream was too strong
Took me to the place I truly belong
Guess I done wrong
Guess I done wrong

The grass is green and the skies are yellow
You're a gal and I'm a fellow
Why don't you come mountain climbin' with me?
Track Name: If
If you see me don't believe your eyes
Cos I'm wearing a disguise
And my heart is full of lies

Lonely as I am
I feel so calm
You can't do me no harm
My face is growing numb

Find a new best friend
This is the end
Another passing trend
And anyway, it's time for bed

Fare thee well my love
It's been real nice
But the winds r turning ice
N I just can't afford the price
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If I see you on some winter day
I'll turn my head away
My bones ain't made of clay
Track Name: Girl, Don't Lie To Me (Lie With Me)
I was born on a Tuesday at sundown
On the year of the ape
You were barely conceived at the hoedown
Your mama said it was rape
Girl, don't you lie to me
Don't you lie to me


Your hands are soft like your heart, girl
Your eyes damp, blood in your ears
Your shadow's been broken to pieces
By the light of your fears
Girl, don't you lie to me
Don't you lie to me
Girl, don't you lie to me
Lie with me

Even Eve set a better example
For Able n Cain
Than the one that you set to my heart, girl
You've turned it into my brain
Girl, don't you lie to me
Don't you lie to me
Girl, don't you lie to me
Lie with me

The sky's turning black
Can't tell your face from back
And your spastic plastic wings
Just take a sip of this wine
N rest your cards down by mine
Your jokers n your kings
Girl, don't you lie to me
Don't you lie to me
Girl, don't you lie to me
Lie with me

Your gentle roar echoes clearly
Thru your lyin lion's den
Even my hair is starting to grow weary
Think I’ll go practice my Zen
Girl, don't you lie to me
Don't you lie to me
Girl, don't you lie to me
Lie with me

I made up the bed for the night, girl
Feather pillows n milk white sheets
You made up your head, that's alright, girl
Let's make up, we're on the same side of the street
Girl, don't you lie to me
Don't you lie to me
Girl, don't you lie to me
Lie with me
Track Name: I Wanna Be Your Man
Baby, don't you understand
Yes, I wanna be your man
Ooh baby, don't you understand
Ooh, I wanna be you man

I said it several times before
Eleven times n maybe more
My lonesome words are on a suicide mission
But my biscuit roller, she don't even listen

I look up to the yellow moon
Poke my eye with a silver spoon
2 nuns walk by, I ask em what's the time
The older one says twelve as the other throws me a dime

Your father, he's an architect
Your brother knows the alphabet
Your mother, she's long gone
And me, well, I ain't nobody's son

Baby, don't you understand
Yes, I wanna be your man
Ooh baby, don't you understand
Ooh, I wanna be you man
Track Name: As Good As New
The devil gave her food stamps for her soul
She drank her soup n then she ate the bowl
She has no past, no future too
An eternal present, rare n true
Her eyes reflect the burnin of the coal

Her long black braids lay heavy on her breast
She's followin the sundown goin west
A monument, can't help but love it
No argument, she's high above it
You'll leave your crib n go out on the quest

When you're low n lonesome n you don't know what to do
She will make you feel as good as new

Her silent gestures make you wanna hide
Free spirit in a troubled mind
She'll greet you with a rose of red
N bite you on your shoulder blade
You've searched for gold, diamonds you have found

The birds they sing in unison tonight
Tomorrow morning they'll set out for flight
The whistlin winds in harmony
Will lift their wings over the sea
While she'll put on her coat n fly her kite

When you're low n lonesome n you don't know what to do
She will make you feel as good as new

With laughter in her cheeks she whispers yessss
As she slips on a wedding dress
Her parents n her brothers
Her past time friends n lovers
Carry you n place you in your nest

A Prairie home carved in heavy rock
On the fireplace an untuned mantel clock
Long mornings in your bed of tar
There is no life outside there are
No windows n the doors they're all locked

When you're low n lonesome n you don't know what to do
She will make you feel as good as new

She never looks you in the eye straight
As she lays down your dinner plate
With smoke in mouth n heavy breath
She sings a song of wrath till death
Do you apart before it gets too late

From better to good from good to bad to worse
The way you look, you need a nurse
As accurate as π
You're getting ready for to die
She'll follow your hearse n cast her blissful curse

When you're low n lonesome n you don't know what to do
She will make you feel as good as new

If you're goin down to Germany
Say hello to the most beautiful damsel I ever did see
A moment of reality
Will last you for eternity
The bitter sweetness of her memory

When you're low n lonesome n you don't know what to do
She will make you feel as good as new
Track Name: Denise
Denise Denise
I'm down on my knees
And you're on a tree
Won't you please hear my plea
N let your hair down onto me

Denise Denise
My vision is weak
My thoughts are oblique
My brain's on a leak
My jaw bolts all squeak
But it's all the same
I'm chantin your name
Denise Denise Denise

Denise Denise
You inspire me
To do and to be
I'm off to the sea
It's up to my knee
Won't u please hear my plea
N let your hair down onto me

Denise Denise
Might be hard to tell
I think I have fell
I love you like hell
Your smile your smell
The soles of your feet
The sun in your eye
Your head in the sky
My pen has run dry
But it's all the same
I'm chantin your name
Denise Denise Denise

Denise Denise
I'm losin my senses
Climbin barbed wire fences
N this song's just begun
Hope you'll sing along
Never do you no wrong
N all the same
I'm chantin your name
Denise Denise Denise
Track Name: She's So Young
She's so young young young
N I'm so old old old
Getting tired tired tired
Think I'll fold fold fold
When I lay lay lay
Down on my face face face
She's windin up the lace around her brace

She's so high high high
N I'm so low low low
Gonna cry cry cry
Let it go go go
Feel the pain pain pain
Down to my soul soul soul
Hear the cardboard trombones playin rock n roll

She's so pink pink pink
N I'm so gray gray gray
I don't think think think
That I should stay stay stay
Like the wind wind wind
She blew my brain brain brain
Gonna pack my bag n take the next train

She's so young young young
N I'm so old old old
Getting tired tired tired
Think I'll fold fold fold
Like the wind wind wind
She blew my brain brain brain
Gonna pack my bag n take the next train
Track Name: Oh Me Oh My
Hey baby, where were you last night
As the moon was turning red
Couldn't get no sleep, I was so uptight
Rolling in my king size bed
I heard you've been out with the boys
Toys to your feminine poise
With a suitcase full of neckties
And those poison cherry eyes
Hey baby, how could you do such a thing
You make me wanna cry
Oh me oh my oh me oh my
Oh me oh my my my

Hey baby, my strange desire
You've set a storm over my fire
You strung up your barbed wire
N made me a flat tire
N I ain't got no spare
Just floating in mid air
As if you'd really care
And if that ain't enough
You cut off my hair
Hey baby, how could you do such a thing
My my my

Hey baby, queen of the street
Take off your ear wax crown
You never did really feel complete
You're a pleaser of the crowds
I heard you sing of liberty
N freedom of the mind
But can you feed a hungry monkey
With both hands tied?
N I heard that you've been drinkin bourbon
On your mama's grave
Rumor is you've been drinking bourbon
On your mama's grave

Say baby, what's the time?
Have I been sleepin for so long?
Just had a strange dream but never mind
I'll put it into the next song
I had to take this out on you
But you weren't around
So I sucked it straight into my bone
I'll take it with me to the ground
Track Name: Secrets Of The Zodiac
I met a girl
She said to me
I am a Capricorn
N I let her blow my horn
Secrets of the zodiac yak yak yak

I met a girl
She said to me
I am a cancer
Oh lord, I just didn't answer
Secrets of the zodiac yak yak yak

I met a girl
She said to me
I am an aquarius
She got me so delirious
Secrets of the zodiac yak yak yak

I met a girl
She said to me
I am a scorpio
Never thought i'd think so low
Secrets of the zodiac yak yak

I met a girl
She said to me
I am a virgo
She was into Edgar Allan Poe
And so was I
Secrets of the zodiac yak yak yak
Track Name: Tombstoned
The sliced up sun through my morning window
Opens up my eyes to an empty room
The taste of spider web dreams still fillin my mouth up
Today is the shadow of yesterday's tomb
A wingless bird crawlin on untrampled ground
I pour myself out of bed and into the kitchen
Black coffee to wash my throat down
Mmmm

Sad news sad news in the papers
Last night Marie was shot cold by her man
He said it was a case of too much lovin
He said that only she could understand
And I couldn't keep myself from cryin
For loneliness can be so hard to kill
Put on my jeans n went to see my mother
She lives up on a cloud on blueberry hill

And if you read these words tomorrow
Please know that I did not mean no wrong
I just had to go out for a while
Cos life is brief and the road is long
The cold breeze is blowin on my knees
The sunshine is burnin up my eyes
Tomorrow all life might cease
Today I'm lookin for shadows in the sky

The sliced up sun through my morning window
Opens up my eyes to an empty womb
The taste of spider web dreams still fillin my mouth up
Today is the shadow of yesterday's tomb
Track Name: Lullabye
Sweet sweet dreams
Bath in crystal streams

Carpet of gold wall to wall
Arms spread backwards fall

Reverse your blood stream flow
Neath the bright moon river glow

Climb your thoroughbred/
All saddled up painted red

Let the soft winds caress you
As they slowly undress you

Ridin nude through cotton plains
In the distance the whistling of the trains
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Stretched by your side
Lovin on my mind

Dry lips crack
Against your silky back

Sponge eyed I stare
At your golden flakey hair

Moon hangin low
Hear that rooster crow

First light meets the dawn
N the roses in the graveyard lawn