Dustpan: Rare & Unreleased Tape Fragments1980​-​1999

by John Furst

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released February 1, 2009

Released 01 December 2009

All songs written, performed and produced by John Furst

Originally recorded on cassette tape 1980-1999, Parkville, Maryland

"Famous Joe" backing vocals: Colin Furst

“Ice Cream Cone” "There Was a Time" & “Neon Moon” extracts from the John Furst album Starlight Hotel (2010)

"Fleeting" & "Scene from a Roof" recorded using Acid Music Studio samples & loops. Additional treated keyboards: John Furst

Remixing assisted by Gerrit Wessendorf

Photography, cover artwork & concept: Gerrit Wessendorf

Paper, collage art & coffee stains: Alice Wessendorf

Management: Studio Wessendorf

© John Furst 2009

special thanks to studio wessendorf and to erica & susan for their technical assistance

thanks also to gerrit and alice, terry, rachel, yu-ching, colin, heather, lawrence, john & expo, and bouvet island

this album is also available in a limited edition digipak cd

contact: Somedaynever@msn.com

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Track Name: Antimatter
I am just some antimatter, lost in time and space
Left over in your freezer, producing toxic waste

There’s good cause to rid of me, since I make matters worse
By jamming all your radar, fucking up the universe

I clog up all your pores at night, interfere with D.N.A.
I’m what’s stuck in your rusty pipes, the leading cause of tooth decay

I’m what blacks out neighborhoods, when your electricity fails
I live in a Petri dish, and underneath your fingernails

I’m the dead thing lying there, rotting by the roadside
The unidentified debris, dragged in by the tide

There’s good cause to rid of me, since I make matters worse
By jamming all your radar, fucking up the universe

You are matter and are free, science dictates how I live
Why then personify me and act so negative?

Because I’m antimatter, I don’t get a decent chance
To prove that first impressions, deserve a second glance
Track Name: Night Is Black (and Blue)
I’m going to find me a wife
If it takes all day, if it takes all night
Then strip her from the wedding gown
And have her till dawn before we settle down

She wont know what hit her
Though at first I’ll go lightly
I’ll be her babysitter
Tend her wounds that are unsightly

See, a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do
What’s a woman to do, when the night is black and blue?

She cries sometimes and that’s a shame
I gave her my home and she took my name
It’s a cold cruel world out there you’ll see
You can’t forget baby, nothing is free

I’ll caress your soft contusions
Show you mercy is my best trait
Come my black-eyed Susan
Put all your trust in blind faith

A man’s got to do what a man’s supposed to do
What’s a woman to do, when the night is black and blue?
Track Name: Nowhere
I don’t know what I’m doing
I don’t know where I’m going
Please take me from here
Please take me from here

The people at the party
Tell me where my future’s heading
Nowhere
Some days I feel so lonely

I read the books, looking for answers
But there were none there
I don’t know what to do
I don’t know what to do

I’m going nowhere
Track Name: Gunless and Tongueless
Jeb’s just an old man of fifty
And doesn’t have a friend in the world
Sits on the prairie
And watches the sun go down

Once he was a bounty hunter
He hunted down the best of them all
Until one day they turned on him
But he got no help from the law

They beat him and shot down his wife
Took away his gold and his bride
But now he’s all alone
Nothing left at his side

He turned to the wrong side of the law
Well he didn’t know which side was right
Stole some horses and nearly killed a man
Then fled into the desert night

Sheriff Dan took away Jeb’s gun
And said “You’ll never hunt again”
He went to jail for a number of years
Ended up serving ten

But now he’s all alone
Sits on the prairie without a home
And since they cut out his tongue
He sits around and speaks to no one

He’s gunless and he’s tongueless
But he sits and dreams all day
Of the times when he bounty hunted
That’s how he passes the time away

Jeb’s just an old man of fifty
And doesn’t have a friend in the world
Sits on the prairie
And watches the sun go down

But now he’s all alone
Sits on the prairie without a home
And since they cut out his tongue
He sits around and speaks to no one

He’s gunless and he’s tongueless
But he sits and dreams all day
Of the times when he bounty hunted
That’s how he passes the time away

Jeb’s just an old man of fifty
And doesn’t have a friend in the world
Sits on the prairie
And watches the sun go down
Track Name: 44 Magnum Instead
I would sing you a love song
You’d have to listen to me
I would order you
Because I’ve got a .32 caliber pointed at your head
Buy me a present for Christmas
.44 magnum instead
.44 magnum instead
Track Name: The Bells
I will wait for ever if I must
And I wont falter from my place
The bells from the tower toll each day
And my love for you never fades

The moments pass one at a time
But not the one which I await
For I am thinking of only then
The moment you let me into your heart

The tower bells toll today
Everything’s as it was yesterday
But tomorrow will dawn another day
Perhaps then you’ll hear the bells