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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dead Horse Bay

Dead Horse Bay
words and music by Lloyd Miller
(c) (p) 2010, 2011
arrangement by Ari Dolegowski, Chris Johnson, Ely Levin and Lloyd Miller

appears on Strange Dees, Indeed by the Deedle Deedle Dees (release date: October 31, 2011) 

Broken baby dolls and animal bones
that's what I found at Dead Horse Bay
Pets used to come here
and leave as glue
So if you hear a bark or neigh...

Put your Leopard-skin pocketbook on your shoulder... now sashay
Fill up your wooden pipe even though it's far decayed
Shake your silver rattle, don't listen to the sound
Pour your tea before the spout falls to the ground

Dead Horse Bay
Can Sitar Boy sing without a head?
Dead Horse Bay
Can a heel from a shoe walk without a leg?

These are the things we found while walking one day
along the beach at Dead Horse Bay
I'd like to come here,
leave as glue
hold together the next thing you make

I wrote this song for our Underwater Halloween variety show at the Knitting Factory in October 2010. The show was a collaboration with Underwater New York. This song was inspired by an exhibit on their site, a place I'd highly advise you to visit:

Who does what on "Dead Horse Bay"
Booker Dee (Chris Johnson): electric bass, banjo, vocals
Moby Dee (Ari Dolegowski): mandolin, vocals
Otto von Dee (Ely Levin): drums, vocals
Ulysses S. Dee (Lloyd Miller): lead vocals
Dean Jones: recording, mixing