Venus, Saturn and the Crescent Moon

by Sidewalk Society

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credits

released May 31, 2012

Dan West - vocals, bass guitar, keyboards
Dan Lawrence - vocals, 12- and 6-string guitars
Jerry Buszek - vocals, drums and percussion

Guest Musicians:

Janna Jacoby - violin, viola
Steve Reid - trumpet
Probyn Gregory - trumpet, valve trombone and French horn
Ed Wynne - saxophone
Jim Mills - Tympani

Dan West - orchestral arrangements

Michael J. Baum - recording engineer
Mixed and mastered by Dan Lawrence, Dan West

All songs by Dan West, Dan Lawrence
© 2012, Sidewalk Society Songs, ASCAP, except "Sign of Evolution" by Jerry Buszek © 2005 BMI,
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Sidewalk Society Long Beach, California

Venus, Saturn and The Crescent Moon, the group’s second full-length, grooves on jagged, aggressive powerpop, breezy orchestral pop – as guest players help out on brass and strings – and jamming mod-psych freeform with amazing results. - Alan Brown, Shindig! magazine ... more

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Track Name: Silent Echo
Wait, I think I hear a sound
At last I think we’re breathing
Was there any sense in all that bleeding?
The time has come, I need to know
Where did you hide the minds
Selling dope and draining futures?

I used to listen to things you’d say
Drunken laughter as I failed through the day

I wanted everything right now
Escaping from my skin, insecure delighted victim
I sold my love and bought the hate
Threw away the key, burned the books, ignore me please

Optimistic until I’m turned off
As if this world really was attractive to me
Staring into space, it’s my saving grace
‘Cuz I know what you are, who you were and
where you’ll be

Oh…….
Silent Echo
Oh…….
Silent Echo
Track Name: Moment
Remember the day you walked out
Remember the dreams that you threw away
There’s always another option
There’s always a place for you to escape

There’ll always be sun
To bathe you in golden light
But no one forgets
When suddenly you take flight

There’s always a smile to steal
Whenever the moment loses appeal
There’s always a rainy day
That you can blame when you run away

The years go by
You cry there’s no one to hold you
You never had time
To live back the dream they gave you

People move on
People will hide their sorrow
Run out of time
And words too often were hollow

The joy of the moment
Doesn’t last forever

On your own you’re safe and secure
Hurt you so badly and you walked away
I hope you find someone who takes a chance
So you won’t leave this world with empty hands
Happy simple things and someone you trust
Track Name: If Only
You used to say you knew me well
Now you look at me like you’ve never seen me
And I’m still here

And if you said there’s something wrong
I’d laugh and say I’m sorry it’s gone this way
That it’s gone this way

I could find myself another girl
I could be so unusually happy

And if I knew the time had come
I would’ve broken and run a long time ago
Got away from you

And if you felt that this was not
The kind of relationship that you would want
I wish you’d told me
I wish you’d told me
I wish you’d told me


If only you’d take the time
If only I could make up my mind
If only you’d say your mine
If only it would be alright

If only you’d take the time
If only I could make up my mind
If only you’d say your mine
If only I could be alright
I wish I’d told you
I wish I’d told you

And if I’d known that this was wrong
I wouldn’t have taken so goddamned long to know
And now I’ve done the same thing twice
Confused the sex with someone nice

If only you’d take the time
If only I could make up my mind
If only you’d say your mine
If only I could be alright
I wish I’d told you
I wish I’d told you

You used to say you knew me well
Now look at me, you’ve never seen me
And if you said there’s something wrong
I’d laugh and say I’m sorry
Find myself another girl
Be so unusually happy
And if I’d known the time had come
I would’ve run a long time ago
Track Name: Nice Boys
Nice boys will always heal you
Bad boys win your appeal
They’re so many men in this world who could love you
But you only give it up for the one who destroys you

Yeah, it’s the challenge you seek
The thrill of running down more misery
What you want is what you can’t see
What you need is to find out who you’ll be

Open windows and screaming floors
And all your failures crawl on all fours
Convincing yourself, yeah, that’s all you need
to satisfy you

Nice boys talk for hours on your phone
Always end up at this dance alone
Hold your hand, be your comfort zone
But he’ll never get passed the fact that
He is just a nice boy

Yeah, it’s the challenge you seek
The thrill of running down more misery
What you want is what you can’t see
What you need is to find out who you’ll be

Nice boys talk for hours on your phone
Always end up at this dance alone
Hold your hand, be your comfort zone
But he’ll never get passed the fact that
He is just a nice boy
Track Name: Sign of Evolution
Seventeen I revolved around you
You to me were the only one
See your eyes are nothing like the sun
A sign of evolution
A sign of evolution

There were times that I used to treasure
Think of nobody else but you
You were doing the same thing too
A sign of evolution
A sign of evolution

Guess that all I needed was someone to believe in
But it ain’t you

Guess that all I needed was someone to believe in
But it ain’t you

Now your pictures all have faded
From all the worship that went unheard
Do you remember being over-rated
A sign of evolution
A sign of evolution

Where are the women who cared about you
Promises that you didn’t keep
They curse your name while your children weep
A sign of evolution
A sign of evolution

I guess that all I needed was someone to believe in
But it ain’t you

I was there when they put you under
Watching the moment you’d always fear
Ten thousand people and not one tear
A sign of evolution
A sign of evolution
Track Name: Abbey Chatsworth
She’s nursed by whiskey women
Indifferent decision, feudal states of mind
Mad house provides a shelter
Chokes on the swelter of determined father’s sons

(Abbey) Now there’s nowhere to go
(Chatsworth) A poem that she knows
Of forgotten open roads

Candy flippin’ before the light show
Suitcase walls are badly wounded
I’m hopin’ she can make it through
These early days before the rain falls

(Abbey) Is there anyone
(Chatsworth) Return her to the sun
Who can bring her back to life?

Abbey, sha la la la
Abbey, sha la la la
Track Name: Shadows in the Sky
Instrumental
Track Name: Venus, Saturn and the Crescent Moon
Venus is the light of love that shines
Saturn’s got rings that hold me tight
And the Crescent Moon laughing like a loon
in mid day, hey

They come to me on an empty night
When the street reflects prehistoric light
Come to my rescue, please take me away,
far away, hey hey

Venus, Saturn, the Crescent Moon
Beautiful as not in tune
Shine their light on my dark days
Thank you very kindly for takin’ the time
to see me

They lay me down in a fever sleep
Dry my sweat and massage my feet
Sing sweet songs while they give their love
to me, ohhh

Then the Crescent Moon laughing like a loon
Takes Venus and Saturn to an empty room
As I wake up I can see them drifting away,
Far away, hey hey

Venus, Saturn, the Crescent Moon
Feed me gravy ‘til I’m silver spoon
Needle in my nervous history
Taking their time all over me

Venus, Saturn, the Crescent Moon
Oh so pretty in that shade of blue
Never bad news glad I paid my dues
Thank you very kindly for takin’ the time
to see me
Thank you very kindly for takin’ the time
to free me

Venus, Saturn, the Crescent Moon
Feed me gravy ‘til I’m silver spoon
Needle in my nervous history
Taking their time all over me

Venus, Saturn, the Crescent Moon
Oh so pretty in that kind of blue
Never bad news glad I’ve paid my dues
Thank you very kindly for takin’ the time
to see me
Thank you very kindly for takin’ the time
to free me
Track Name: Miss Understood
I’d ask her if I could
She’s little Miss Understood
What happens when we die
Are angels in the sky

So come on
Tell me
Is it good?

She comes to me from the dead to give me
an answer

The sun and the moon in her eye
Miss Understood I find
Remembers a dream I forget
Dries my tears of regret

They say I’m not the same
They’ll never see me again
I hear her every night
Soon as I dim my light

So come on, c’mon
Tell me
When will I start to feel the pain?

I hope she doesn’t leave me to grieve here
by myself

My life will decay day by day
If Miss Understood goes away
I’m only a man who’s alone
And I can’t find my way back home

‘Cause my life will decay day by day
If Miss Understood goes away
I’m only a man who’s alone
Now I can’t find my way back home

The sun and the moon in her eye
Miss Understood I find
Remembers a dream I forget
Dries my tears of regret
Track Name: Golden Parachute
You can’t let go the hand that feeds you
Living a life of easy answers
The well runs dry and you deny it
Steal it all before the fire

The walls come down
You’re not around
The golden parachute has lifted you away

You taught us all to want it now
Grab some more why wait ‘til later
We followed eager to believe you
We couldn’t see the beard was fake

All hope is dead
Our lives in the red
The golden parachute is lifting you away

The walls come down
You’re not around
The golden parachute has lifted you away

All hope is dead
Now I stay home in bed
The golden parachute is lifting you away
Track Name: I Let Her Get Away
Memory haunts in the late autumn sun
Raven black dead violet and blue
Sharp tongues taste the vinegar air
Carnage eyes barely bandage the wounds

In a sullen sleep down deep and I see it again

She’s gone, I’m weary
So sad that I let her get away
So long as to weather now dreary
So bad that I let her get away

Climbing inside this feeling denied
Don’t have to try so happy to hide
Categorizing all my actions and timings
Cut myself on the bullet proof lines

Bad form heap, down deep and I see it again

She’s gone, I’m weary
So sad that I let her get away
So long as to weather now dreary
So bad that I let her get away

She’s gone, I’m weary
So sad that I let her get away
So long as to weather now dreary
So bad that I let her get away
Track Name: In Refrain
I’ve heard you say
It’s so far away
The life that we lived in refrain

Once it was real
It lost it’s appeal
We couldn’t run far enough away

Couldn’t we try?
To live and then die
Every night our lights went out

Isn’t it clear
It’s you that you fear
All of those years without bail

Who do you cry to?
When there’s no one to lie to,
When the last one walks away

Eat and breathe
Come and then leave
Kill and conceive the other

So, is it true?
Now it’s come back to you
Throw each piece away
Wasted time one might say

Everyone that we ignored
Lost their heads and then got bored
Every word that you forget
Fills your mind, send your regrets

Who do you cry to?
When there’s no one to lie to,
When the last one walks away