Show Trials

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All songs recorded and mixed in The Pink Room.
All songs copyright 2015 Calle del Campos Publishing, BMI.

Dorsal Fin Records 006

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released August 10, 2015

Joshua Camp: vocals, piano, organ, synthesizers, guitars, bass, percussion, mellotron, optigan, mandolin, banjo, drum programming, claviola, accordion, engineer, producer.

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westwork New York

Westwork is the solo songwriting project of Brooklyn-based composer and performer, Joshua Douglas Camp. He is also co-founder of the bands One Ring Zero and Chicha Libre.

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Track Name: If I Built a Stage
If I built a stage would walk upon it?
would you step into the sheltering light?
electric smile with the cameras rolling.
would your mind shine half as bright?

If I built a stage would you stare in wonder?
or would see through the curtains thin?
and I heard a sound like someone knocking-
would I know you and would I let you in?

would you fade into?
would you fall into
a careful disguise?

If I took away your radio slumber,
your 50 watt heart, your stereo eyes?
and cast off your casual demeanor-
would there be anything left to recognize?

would you fade into?
would you fall into
a careful disguise?


if I built a stage would watch it crumble-
to leave me alone with the stars above?
cover my eyes, ‘cause I’m weak and humble-
and turn off everything I’ve been thinking of.

would I fade into?
would I crawl into
a careful disguise?
Track Name: High Castle
There’s no hope for the Man in the High Castle
his speech was shorter than the microphone
There’s no hope for the Man in the High Castle
gone away, his important tone.

their numbers were in the hundreds
their followers even more
- and trained to survive.

There’s no hope for the Man in the High Castle
a fall from grace in the public eye
There’s no hope for the Man in the High Castle
they keep their distance as the pundits cry.

their numbers were in the hundreds
their followers even more
-and trained to survive.
Track Name: The Mutant Century
After the Fall of Man
After the End of Days
Will our future rituals,
be able to hold our shame?
Will they be able to contain?
Will they be able to contain?

This is a long distance call
to the Mutant Century
This is for the prettiest killer
the pleasure is all mine
my beautiful land mine…

After the Era of Doubt
After the lights go out
will our future representatives
be able to behave?
Will they be dancing on our graves?
Will they be dancing on our graves?

This is a long distance call
to the Mutant Century
this is for the prettiest killer
the pleasure is all mine
my beautiful land mine

This is a long distance call
my dearest Insurgency.
This is for the prettiest monster
the terror is all mine
my beautiful war crime
Track Name: Calling All You Test Pilots
Calling all you test pilots,
someone needs to let me off.
We should have hit a wall by now-
everyone so careless.
Just let me off,
just let me off.

Calling all you campfire boys
rattling all your sabers,
keep your games away from me,
stop frightening all the neighbors
leave us alone,
leave us alone.

Comfort lies in a photograph
but the film stays in the camera
this year is completely off the map-
we can’t find our way back.

All those heroes heaven bound,
and we just choose to hang around,
laugh, and catch our wings on fire-
we’ve lost all the landmarks
to lead us home,
to lead us home-
let it be known,
we’re far from home.

Let it all be known,
let it all be known.
Track Name: Combat Units
Combat units quickly lose their flavor.
Frontline discos simply are the currency.
Appeal…
Yield…
Forward.
Fists up…
for…
the Coward.

Stumbling eunuchs falsely laugh through Show Trials.
Tear the roof off, you manic shams.
Discussed….
in…
this chapter,
Fever…
for…
the lies.


YOU PROMISED
TO MAKE THIS
PLACE BETTER THAN BEFORE!

Seven wounds and more lashes to follow.
Teeth marks across the Rule of Law.
Defend…
my…
honor.
Gavel…
grovel…
wonder.

YOU PROMISED
TO MAKE THIS
PLACE BETTER THAN BEFORE!
Track Name: Your Heart Drifts Towards the Throne
Attending.
Keep that in mind.
Be seen.
-And hope in the morning
you’ll find there more than the sunrise.

Payment-
Fabulous times
came and went
before you could savor
the shimmering chimes of your discontent.

Cupped hands
over the phone
the King and Court undone,
and unknown to us-

Your heart drifts towards the throne.
your heart drifts towards the throne.
Trade your gold for some bones.

Your heart drifts towards the throne.
Track Name: Fatal Skin
fatal skin

it’s when you decided
it’s when you decided
to fake the performance
to fake the performance

it’s when you decided
it’s when you decided
to follow the numbers
to follow the crowd

you traded in-
true love for fatal skin
you traded in-
true love for fatal skin

it’s what you relied on
it’s what you relied on
a change of decorum
a change of decorum

it’s what you relied on
it’s what you relied on
a chorus phone lines
a fade into black

you traded in-
true love for fatal skin
you traded in-
true love for fatal skin

it’s what you require
it’s what you require
to stand at attention
to stand at attention

it’s what you require
it’s what you require
to follow direction
to follow the law

you traded in-
true love for fatal skin
you traded in-
true love for fatal skin
Track Name: Project Stammerlight
10 years ago in strategic bungalow
a shadowy kind of science carried out far below
Project Stammerlight was intended to save the world above
they would take a part our darkest fears and leave only love
but something was unleashed in the subjects’ minds and it began to grow
terrible times, terrible crimes and so it goes

so it goes

systems are all down no use trying to phone for rescue
they picked us off one by one, hunted us like they were born to
we didn’t know
we didn’t know what we started
we didn’t know
we didn’t know how to stop it

10 years ago we brought a nightmare to the world
the interior cities have fallen like stars and we just heard
they’ve taken the gulf coast and started their march towards Mexico
the havens get smaller as the years drag by and so it goes

so it goes
Track Name: Homesick
I’m homesick,
but here’s the trick;
for a place I have never been,
or even heard of,
or felt in sheltering arms.

My heart sits,
where it doesn’t fit,
and there is no protection,
warmth, or shelter-
fond reminders that bond.

But your river bank is where I want to visit.
Your garden wall, yes I’m sure of it.
A smile that I can fall right through.
A denial that I can drown into.

I can’t move,
to higher ground.
So I fake it,
and seem profound.
Fall on my knees,
so people think that I pray.

But your river bank is where I want to visit.
Your garden wall, yes I’m sure of it.
A smile that I can drown into
A denial that I can fall right through.
Track Name: Show Trials I (Far and Wide)
FAR AND WIDE
Track Name: Show Trials II (Won't You Tell Me?)
Brother, won't you tell me?

I'm done with you all!
Track Name: Show Trials III (The Letter)
I wish I could see you again my beloved
I wish I could hold you in my arms
but they’ve used my owns words against me
the men in power feel so empty
they can’t know what we have
so they tear us apart

I wish I could kiss you again my beloved
and I wish we had never been caught up in this farce
but this cell is the last place that I’ll dream of you
and there’s no way out of this, we both know it’s true
as the morning hours come closer,
there’s no fight left, I just want this to be over….