Strider

by westwork

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recorded April-May 2015 in the Pink Room

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released June 1, 2015

Joshua Camp: vocals, guitars, mandolin, percussion, accordion, mellotron, bass, piano, synthesizers, samples, drum programming, engineer, producer.

All songs copyright 2015 Calle del Campos Publishing, BMI.

Dorsal Fin Records 005

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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: Announce the Emancipation
step up and rise up and dance on the throne
announce the emancipation then moan
we’ve never had our fair day in court
any attempt to protest meets an angry retort


if we were in are right minds we’d be a long way from here

lovers apart, then lovers returned
lovers rejoice, then lovers are spurned
lovers go forth and take on the worldview
lovers are torn between the old and the new

and in the foyer an old photograph of you
in the foyer an old photograph of you


we’re running up the hill to greet the sun
for too many days we’ve been on the run
one little slip and we’ll end in a noose
I see our reflection in the Nation reduced

and in our right minds we’d be a long way from here
the cross of st Andrews and no other flag shall fly
above our hearts above our heads held high
Track Name: Take A Life
we are the ones come to set you straight
no need to think, or live, or have an open debate
we are God’s Army.
And we stop progress
any plea for mercy simply won’t get noticed

starlight! starlight!
I wish that was me up there tonight.
starlight! starlight!
I wish that was me up there tonight.

we are the nightmare you had as a child
our list of influences range from Stalin to al-Wahhab

starlight! starlight!
I wish that was me up there tonight.
starlight! starlight!
I wish that was me up there tonight.

Your values a like the dogs we shoot in the streets for fun.
We take a life in the same way you greet on old school chum.

starlight! starlight!
I wish that was me up there tonight.
or any place,
just not right here!
Is there any savior who’ll appear?
No. The camera’s rolling, the scene begins,
the knife is out
and Evil always wins.

women stoned for learning to read
homosexuals burned while their families plead
ancient books and texts just tossed
2 thousand years of knowledge lost
child brides as young as the age of six
these perverse and vile and mentally sick
motherfuckers have taken a doctrine of love and twisted it
beyond what any sane person would ever be capable of .
Track Name: Whiskey And Darkness
whiskey and darkness
reckon with the day
reckon with the day

all that was said and done
wash it all away
wash it all away

just past the causeway
you’ll find me in a room
you’ll find me in a room-

-a room where I hold on
to a few remains and old ephemera
I should have thrown them away
and cleaned this place out years ago.

I’m strong in the day
but then comes the night
and i’ve no strength left to fight

ache in your absence
silence is the only reply
I’m strong in the day
but then comes the cool of the night


I’m strong in the day
but then comes the night
Track Name: Let Your Hands
let your hands misbehave
and save me from the cold
I’m awake
I’m awake and I can’t believe that I slept for so long

‘cause somebody’s working
somebody’s working that room
like I work the melody of this song

Hair on the back of your neck stands at attention
nobody gets an honorable mention

we’re marching 2 by 2.

mister can you tell me what’s the best way to the show.
listen I can’t be wasting time or my fisticuff mind will explode.
‘cause somebody’s working
somebody’s working that room
like I work the melody of this song.

Just in time to comfort the weary
we’re the only ones left who see clearly.

we’re marching 2 by 2

let your hands save me….