Baggage Claim / Purgatory Blues

by Ian Cat

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released January 5, 2016

Songs, guitars, vocals, tambourines, piano, and organ by Ian Laczynski.
Percussion by Matt Jones.

Engineered, recorded, and mixed by Matt Jones at Woolly Mammoth Sound, Waltham, Massachusetts.

Mastered by Scott Craggs at Old Colony Mastering, Boston, Massachusetts.

Released by Salieri Records. SLR004

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"Metal music for Smiths fans."
"... is space-folk a thing?"
"We jam Enormo."

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Track Name: Baggage Claim
It's getting close to midnight here
In the city where you once felt clear
And I
Feel like a kid on Christmas Eve

The devil's highway spared my life
I guess my stars still have some shine
And you
I can't wait to see that smile

Standing here
Waiting on you
My bags are packed now, baby
Won't you claim me too
Won't you claim me too

Watch the lovers embrace now
Their eyes light up just like the sights in this town
And I
Can feel your flight touch down

My nerves are flaring as I pass the time
But then I see a face that remembers mine
And you
Just like heaven before my eyes

Standing here
Waiting on you
My bags are packed now, baby
Won't you claim me too
Won't you claim me too
Track Name: Purgatory Blues
The war was over and I headed west to hell
Mesmerized by colored lights, the celluloid, and death
Dreaming dreams of grander schemes, pinching every nerve
Momma didn't school me for a failure

I've traveled states of mind, I'm still inside my skull
Reeling feelings to my soul, always wanting more
I long for the escape of poetry in your eyes
The colors speak beyond the lonesome tide

Crying out in sickness
I call you by name
Seeking sweet redemption
I'm ready for the pain
I got the Purgatory Blues

Down here where the rains don't come, my soul might turn to dust
I feel time pass fearlessly, but have I done enough
Sparks have flown and circuits blown, is the gutter my next fall
I've got some wounds but I'm still standing tall

The crowd can sweep me up and sway but they don't understand
My heart's on my sleeve, tongue's cut short -- I wear these like a badge
Can't you see there's life in me trying to take hold
I've more to give and less to lose for sure

Crying out in sickness
I call you by name
Seeking sweet redemption
I'm ready for the pain
I got the Purgatory Blues

Yonder stands the sinner in me, treatise in his hand
Begging for a signature or just another pass
There's hell to pay there either way, but I'm keeping all my soul
I've still got love inside of me worth reaching down for more

Dancing with the waves, I feel the desolation rise
Choices made, past is gone, is this life a lie
To know you are so far away, the distance shreds my heart
I want you once to hear me now: I LOVE YOU MORE THAN DEATH

Crying out in sickness
I call you by name
Seeking sweet redemption
I'm ready for the pain
I got the Purgatory Blues