Volume 1 : Until My Teeth Turn Into Sand

by Michael Mazochi

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Volume 1 is the 3rd record from Michael Mazochi. Released in early 2008 the album was originally intended as the first half of a double album, Volume 1 stands as a summary of Mazochi's Americana stylings up to this point and before.

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released January 1, 2008

Volume 1 was written, performed, produced, and engineered by Michael Mazochi (at home)

Extra bits by : Jake Blunt, Julie Mintz, Nava Plotsky, Kelsey Link, Kevin Rosen-Quan, and the harmonizing crickets.

Mastering : Mike Giangreco & Dave Williams at Melrose Mastering.

Design : Nicole L. Smith

Photography : Polaroids by Margaret Leadman, Michael Mazochi, and Kelsey Link. Digital Ghosts added by Melissa Rauso

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Michael Mazochi Los Angeles, California

Mazochi has been pursuing the evolution of expression for the better part of a decade. His work ranges from folk, to country, to indie rock, to pop, to rock and roll. His more instrumentally dense work with his band "The Von Furs" is an exploration of pop, psychedelic, garage and good old fashioned rock n' roll while his solo work tends towards the more intimate confessions of a solo artist. ... more

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Track Name: Intro
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Lately I
Lately I been alright
Lately I been alright
Lately I been alright
But lately I can get along with you

Lady I didn’t get your name
Lady I didn’t get your name
Lady I didn’t get your name
But I love you just the same

Well Ive got ten dollars in my gas tank now
We’re gonna get out of here
Me and my friend we got some time to kill
Here’s a song to solve your tears

Baby I can stick around
Baby I can stick around
Baby I can stick around
Lets drink to another town

Well Ive got ten dollars in my gas tank now
We’re gonna get out of here
Me and my friend we got some time to kill
Here’s a song to solve your tears

You’re my lovely somber winters rose
I cant tell you why im predisposed
To leave when I start to get to know
A girl to ease my heart

Lately I been alright
Lately I been alright
Lately I been alright
But lately I can’t get along with you
Track Name: Things You Did Not Earn
Night falls without a warning
On those who fail to see
The smoke of empires burning
And men who cant go free

The Hammer falls on black stone
To strike me blind in fear
From all I failed to notice
And all that disappears

Oh my love, where have you gone?

Ive been a fool for sorrow
Id cut out the part of me
That would have caused you anguish
In what you could not be

Oh my love, where have you gone?

If I could offer one thing
From all that I have learned
Do not spend all your wishes
On things you did not earn

Oh my love, where have you gone?
Oh my love, where have you gone?
Track Name: Georgia Line
Well im goin down to the Georgia line
With a Mississippi girl for to ease my mind
Gonna take her down on into mexico
On a southbound train aint nobody knows, But I know
Oh it’s a rollin down the line
And that’s what I like now mama
Say ooh I feel alight

Well a blonde haired mama gonna take your dime
And a black haired mama gonna gonna break your mind
But a red headed gonna do just fine
You can take my word for the gospel plow, alright
Oh come on now listen to me
Take my arm now pretty darlin
Say ooh I feel alright

When you burn and you burn bad gasoline
You’re gonna find out baby just what I mean
You gotta run better run your engine right
Better take your baby back out of sight, out of sight
Boy you better run that engine right
Or she’ll be a long gone mama
And ooh you gotta feel alright
Track Name: The Tide Of Earthly Deed
Well Ive lived inside the marrow, found peace beyond the storm
But I wont grieve the ghost of all Ive mourned
And I wont recall the tide of earthly deed once I am gone
But instead the hope ive placed inside a song

Singing too rah ooh ri aa, coming back again
too rah ooh ri aa, coming back again
too rah ooh ri aa, coming back again
too rah ooh ri aa

We’ll Ive left beind the one I love, for the solace of my pride
And I don’t know if she’ll recall my name
But her breath is sweet in the dreams that I defeat
For the chance to choose the cross that I must bear

Singing too rah ooh ri aa, coming back again
too rah ooh ri aa, coming back again
too rah ooh ri aa, coming back again
too rah ooh ri aa

Well the voice Ive come to recognize must surely be my own
It would break my heart to hear shes in such pain
But in the bones of love I found the strength to cleanse my worried mind
Of my hearts indecent treating of our time

Singing too rah ooh ri aa, coming back again
too rah ooh ri aa, coming back again
too rah ooh ri aa, coming back again
too rah ooh ri aa

Singing too rah ooh ri aa, coming back again
too rah ooh ri aa, coming back again
too rah ooh ri aa, coming back again
too rah ooh ri aa
Track Name: The Blackbird Moan
I hear the crow of the blackbirds moan
I hear the crow of the blackbirds moan
And hes waitin by my bedside just tryin to take me home

I hear the cry of the blind dogs howl
I hear the cry of the blind dogs howl
It’s a cold and lonesome road mama wont you just let the blind dog out

I hear the weepin of the westward wind
I hear the weepin of the westward wind
And like a fallen leaf in summer I feel like im done before I begin

I hear the crow of the blackbirds moan
I hear the crow of the blackbirds moan
And hes waitin by my bedside just tryin to take me home
Track Name: The Long Road Of Despair
Oh I ride this crooked highway in hopes to meet you there
And I write these silly love songs in hopes that you’ll hear
I don’t know where Im goin
But I hope when I get there
That Ill find you my darling and you’ve let down your yellow hair
But till then Ill be riding on the long road of despair

Well im writing you a letter but this time is not the same
Cos im bringing it myself on a high flying airplane
So may god hold some mercy
For the fool on his knees
Cos Im praying you’ll remember at the end of your days
Just the way that I held you on the long road of despair

So Im going back to new york or as far as I can stand
And im giving all my loving to a girl I once met
I don’t know when I get there
if it can be the same
But im hoping that my lover somehow still remains
And Ill kiss her like I did on the long road of despair
Track Name: The Old Rails
From the boxcars and the freight trains our thoughts they did stray
To the homes of our youth where our memories did lay
To the brothers and sisters we’ve lost on the way
Among the pastures of ageless sorrow

Well the dust it did cake on the roof walls and doors
No matter the wind that had blown there before
Our mouths they were dry and our words they did chew
On the endless biting laughter

I miss the old rails and the friends I once knew
When hope was not strickened by the greed of a few

Soldiers and painters and carpenters too
The men were all equal in all that we knew
For the price of a meal and a song for to sing
Oh I wish we were all there again

I miss the old rails and the friends I once knew
When hope was not strickened by the greed of a few

One night I dreamt and I felt most alone
My fear had surpassed all the songs that Id known
With a sky full of smoke as it blacked out the sun
In a world of pointless fighting

I miss the old rails and the friends I once knew
When hope was not strickened by the greed of a few
Track Name: Mama Blues
Oh my mama went riding down low
Oh mama she went riding down low
Oh mama she went riding down low
Oh mama nobody knows now

Oh my my my

Jackknifed in the teethmark moonlight
Jackknifed in the teethmark moonlight
Jackknifed in the teethmark moonlight
Buried in the salt of the earth now

Oh my my my

White man stole the breath she clung to
White man stole the breath she clung to
White man stole the breath she clung to
Black mama you know she been wronged now

Oh my my my

Judge say theres no crime in the killing
Judge say theres no crime in the killing
Judge say theres no crime in the killing
White man gonna pay for his sins now

Oh my my my
Track Name: The Ghost On Which My Spirit Feeds
I don’t care for your foolish grin
No I don’t need the salt of all your sins

So find a place to lay your burdens down
And find a hole in the bloodied poisoned ground
When you get there you will find that it aint no place to cry
So hide your eyes now from your chosen god

I don’t care for the guilt that you bestow
No I don’t care for the salt of all your woe

So find a place to sleep upon the stone
And find a way to know that your alone
When you get there you will find that im gone gone gone
So hide the taste of all that you once held

I don’t care for the price of all your pain
No I don’t care for the price of all your pain

So ill find the sign of the things that have been lost
And ill find a place for the words that have been tossed
And ill find the dust of love and truth and song
And ill find the sense to help me move along
And ill find the ghost on which my spirit feeds
As I sink into the marsh among the weeds
And ill rise out of this skin so I can see you once again
For all that you once were and have become
Track Name: To Set You Free
Oh my love, please don’t turn your back on me
On my heart, falls in defeat and lands upon the feed
And if you find another one
To place upon your shelf
Don’t be surprised when you recognize in shadows of despair
Cracks along the walls on which your stand

Tell me now, tell me of the trials upon your breast
Cos I wont be, the cause of time that’s wasted in distress
My hearts a gavel falling from its grace
My lungs are wearing lines into my face
Oh and all I want is you my love or lay my soul to waste
Wont you take me by my trembling hands

Whoa slow down, child you know those wings are made of wax
And hold me close now, and let me hear the silence of your psalm
So help me pull the spike out of my vein
Help me like a child to catch the rain
Oh id give you everything I can until my teeth turn into sand
Oh oh come home

You know I need you here
You know you’re all I see
If I could have you back
Then I would set you free
Track Name: Oh My My
Oh my my honey I got to know
Im singing oh my my honey I got to know
Am I your long gone daddy or just another stop along the road
Am I your long gone daddy or just another stop along the road

You’re telling me that you want me, get you a second chance
You’re telling me that you want me, and get you a second chance
But I have no need to waste time

Oh my my am I the second one
Im singing Oh my my am I the second one
That’s crawlin out of your room, well honey maybe I better be the third
That’s crawlin out of your room, honey I don’t want to be the third

You’re telling me that you need me, get you a second chance
You’re telling me that you need me, and get you a second chance
But I have no need to waste time
Track Name: When Will It End
The beams that have buckled, now cracklin’ and moanin’
From the weight of our soldiers still finding a home in
The deserts of deathlike imposing and chosen
By those with the dollars of knowing
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The fires are a burning, my stomach is churning
From thoughts of the learning I did in my yearning
For sense in the names that they tag with a number
So those with the black suits are earning

Jesus when will it end?

Now baby she’s trying to cope with the dying
Of news reports flying American crimes as
The president’s buying the whole damn refinery
What they do will not be called murder
-
As poverty strickens like a drug with no sickness
The government sanctions to spy on those witness
To assure that their words wont affect times of fitness
And who shall be deemed as the able

Jesus when will it end?

Now kids carry guns as they shoot out the sun
So to blacken their ties to the holiest one
While those who would question just what has been done
Will be placed in the walls and kept silent
-
Shouts from the bow have been crushed by the plow
Of the rivers of empires that have drowned to the brow
As a generation turns a blind eye to the now
Not even a question of reason

Jesus when will it end?

How can our leaders be blasting through speakers
Converting the restless to thoughtless believers
In a land where our freedom’s just the shit that they feed us
When will we stand up and meet them
-
So ill ask you again with the words from a pen
Cos im only a singer who’s listening in
Does it really feel good to allow to begin
The lives of our influenced children

Jesus when will it end?
Jesus when will it end?
Track Name: I See A Darkness
Oh I see a darkness on the hallowed road up ahead
But I wont change my keeping for a place to rest my head
Though I know the ramblin rose
My tracks will be my own
And the words I choose are my comfort alone
My song will be my home

On the weary path I walk along my feet will be firm in the soil
My memories become a story I will tell in my hour of toil
Though I know the lonesome wind
The whistle still blows in the cold
And the words I choose are my comfort alone
My song will be my home

On the day when my breath has ended and my trials have been left to the rue
Know I was the friend of a few and my heart could not be untrue
La dee da dee da dee da
La dee da da da
And the words I choose are my comfort alone
My song will be my home
Track Name: Low and Lonesome
Mama would you know me if I saw you?
Would you hold me? could you understand?
And if I told you, would you believe me?
Or are your thoughts beyond mortal words?

Oh Ive been so low and lonesome
That I cant know my own name
I hope that someday you will show me
You will take me by my hand

Mama ive been broken, and ive been battered
Ive been shattered, but I aint alone
See I got friends who hold me up when
I cant see past it, all the strain

Oh Ive been so low and lonesome
That I cant know my own name
I hope that someday you will show me
You will take me by my hand

I guess that all Im tryin to tell you
Is I still love you and ill see you again.

Mama would you know me if I saw you
Would you hold me, could you understand
And if I told you, would you believe me
Or are your thoughts beyond mortal words