Unadulterated Freakuencies

by Eli Elkus

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Recorded live on a portable recorder at the Wolf Children Sanctuary in Western Massachusetts.

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released January 15, 2020

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Eli Elkus

Eli Elkus is a wonder wandering intrepid troubadour who performs an endless repertoire of original faerie folk, wingnut country, vaudeville and hobo jazzical musings. "Heaven's cowboy and hell's outlaw..." -Lara Wahl, Wolf Children Life. The self-proclaimed 'wingnut' calls his 'fornever-ending' musical ramblings with Bronco the hound in his short bus (JeBus), 'TroubaTour'. ... more

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Track Name: Jelly Bean Farmer
At my father's second weddin'...
Sort of a family affair
where everybody's gonna ask ya
which of your money's goin' where...

Uncle Steve said,
"How's ya gettin' by, kid?
Yeah, how's ya spent the last year?"
I said, "Well it's a funny story...
Sorta just sittin' over there!"

He asked again a bit louder...
Said, "Shucks, Steve pull up a chair...
yeah, and I'll tell you all about it
and it's real, I swear!"

I've been Jelly Bean farmin'
yeah, I've been workin' in the fields
I've been eatin' lotsa my crop
Yeah, I've been feelin' awful wEiRd
My wife she says I must be starvin'
'cause all I eat are Jelly Beans
My heart it weeps for every color
in every variety...

'Said, "I like them pink ones, them purple ones
them candied maple syrup ones
I like fried ones and lime ones
all the hard to find ones
I like ketchup beans, mayonnaise beans,
plantain beans, pot roast beans,
anchovies and artichokes,
cow hearts and pig feet,
cherry berry, mango tango,
pizza, margarita...
but overall and most of all...
I like the green ones!"

Uncle Steve said, "bullshit..."
I said, "Uncle Steve that's a disgusting flavor Jelly Bean..."

Uncle Steve said, "Eli...
You cannot live off Jelly Beans
and what in heaven's name have you been up to...
If Jelly Beans don't grow on trees!?"

And he laughed and he looked at me all funny!
Said, "What k-kinda s-spell you put on me, boy?"
I said, "That's what that's what that's what I try to tol' ya!...
Everybody loves the green ones!"

That's why I'm Jelly Bean farmin'
That's why I'm workin' in the fields
That's why I'm eatin' lotsa my crop
That's why I'm feelin' awful wEiRd
My wife she says I must be starvin'
'cause all I eat are Jelly Beans
My heart it weeps for every color
in every variety...

Mmhmm...

I've been Jelly Bean farmin'
yeah, I've been workin' in the fields
yeah, I've been eatin' lotsa my crop
Uncle Steve, I've been feelin' awful wEiRd
My wife she says I must be starvin'
'cause all I eat are Jelly Beans
My heart it weeps for every color
But especially the ones that are green!
Track Name: Tightrope Walker
Tightrope walker, it's a mighty fine line you walk...
where everyone and everything that talks
is gonna try and drag you off

Highwire walker, you can't rope 'em all...
back in to their own skin
So keep your mind on the wire
or you gonna fall

I found god in me
There's a god in you
Quit yer watchin' mine...
Don't go fallin' for me
I won't go fallin' for you...
Walk on your own line

Tightrope walker, now don't you pay no mind...
to them hecklers in the streets below
Don't you brag and don't you boast
for you're gonna crack your head on the ground

Highwire walker, perhaps they do not know...
though somewhere deep inside
their fear and awestruck minds
they've come to watch you crash on down

But I found god in me
There's a god in you
Quit yer watchin' minds...
And don't go fallin' for me
I won't go fallin' for you...
Walk on your own line

Tightrope walker, it's a mighty fine line you walk...
where everyone and everything that talks
is gonna try...
and try...
and try...
to drag you off
Track Name: Old Wild World
A sultry summer night drips from an ice cream cone
a stampede of stilettos crawls across the cobble stone
it leaves a slew of chocolate moose and broken ankle bones
leadin' all the boys back home

And every gal in this town wears a corset
why any man on a corner's smokin' cigarettes
and anybody wants to be 'em sees 'em laughin 'til they cry
ain't nobody knows goddamn why
ain't no coinkidink not neither do I...

In my mind there's been a jailbreak
where all the wicked and the damned they come runnin' for the gates
I think I'd rather watch a guilty man walk...
than leave a decent man in a cage

Think it's time a good fella catch a break
you know, he's been short changed since his court date
that fella bought an umbrella
hella, someone musta telled ya....
in that old wild world it gonna rain
and on that old wild world it gonna reign

Kind of Blue's on cassette in a corvette
rollin' slow courtin' silhouettes sippin' rosette
and every sad old white man's got a dirty old mind
ain't nobody knows goddamn why
in the wrong place at all the wrong times

He wants to take you for a ride on a sex drive
why every lass out after sunset's in a cold sweat
I'm afraid that it's so, you've died more times than you know...
at least you wound up here

In my mind there's been a jailbreak
where all the wicked and the damned they come runnin' for the gates
I think I'd rather watch a guilty man walk...
than leave a decent man in a cage

Think it's time a good fella catch a break
you know, he's been short changed since his court date
that fella bought an umbrella
hella, someone musta telled ya....
in that old wild world it gonna rain
and on that old wild world it gonna reign
yeah, in that old wild world it gonna rain
On that old wild world... it gonna reign...
Track Name: That's Why We Roll Smoke!
Yeah, I was eatin' up them white lines
of the freeway kind
When I was forced a path collision with some hobos
flaggin' for a ride
They was just a couple road bums
Claim their means is by no means
Ya know, always wantin' somethin'
Sayin' nothin's all they need...

So gather 'round ye oogles
and their story I will tell
Hows about my private heaven
Came across one Private Hell...

Well they froze outside that gas station
The sign said nothing helps..

I said...

Don't try to be a heroin
Kid, don't go methin' 'round
Adderall I've done for you don't blow your life away...
Stick with your fiends gonna get yourself pilled
You've got to be ketamine, kid!
I said addiction ain't no joke...
'Said that's why we roll smoke!

You can't be drinking like a fish if you get too tanked to swim
Can't be livin' on a whim if you'll blow away in the wind
Well, that's why rip tide's warshin' you south
Kid, it's hard to keep from drownin' with a bottle in yer mouth
Hard to keep from slippin' off a soap box soaked in whiskey and gin...

I said...

Don't try to be a heroin
Kid, don't go methin' 'round
Adderall I've done for you don't blow your life away...
Stick with your fiends gonna get yourself pilled
You've got to be ketamine, kid!
I said addiction ain't no joke...
'Said that's why we roll smoke!

Yeah, it can be a drag when you don't find a friend
At the botton of the dime bag yall's been fiendin' in
When you wake up in the mornin' and all your looking for's a hug
Ya said, "Darlin' was that I love you and I'm on a drugs or I'm on drugs and I love you?"

Don't try to be a heroin
Gal, don't go methin' 'round
Adderall I've done for you don't blow our love away...
Stick with your fiends gonna get yourself pilled
You've got to be ketamine, gal!
I said addiction ain't no joke
'Said that's why we roll smoke!

Some like a little bit of green stuff
Me? I like a lotta 'bacco
Some want a house in the country
Gimme a road sweet home

Call it whatchu want it...
Yessah, I'll be whatchu need
That's why I smoke caffeine...
That's why I sip on nicotine

Shit, get me back on the road...
And take a right on main'
'Cause in the end all be all...
It's all the same

So gimme lonesome highways...
We'll shack in empty homes...
Them RV towns built around petrol stations
Nations made of trash

That's why we smoke caffeine...
That's why we sip on nicotine
That's why addiction ain't no joke...
That's why we roll smoke!

Well, Hank was on nitrous...
Tanks me later!
That's why we roll smoke!

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