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All Them Witches — Alabaster
Album: Sleeping Through the War
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Released: 2017
Length: 6:54
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I grew up in a town
Dancin' on the alabaster
Some days I'd burn it down
If I could buy the gasoline

The streets are filled day in and out with little monsters
That's life I guess and every day is Halloween

I've seen the darkness' real face
And I've seen the preacher's real face
I've seen the shining light rally through the alabaster
And walk back over the mountain

I went without a mask
Dancin' on the alabaster
People crowded round
They thought that it was quite obscene

How dare you show your dirty face around these streets?
When we all stand here so polished, bright and clean

I've seen the demon's real face
Nothin'
I've seen the toad's real face
I've seen the prison face
Shining like the alabaster
That walked over the mountain

Left out of town that day
Dancin' on the alabaster
Barefoot I travelled
Barefoot I arrived
I tore the fields down
Down to earth and rubbled plaster
Laid my bones out
Breathed out a sigh

I crawled through the leaves
I crawled through the leaves

I found a place shining like the alabaster
But I crawled through the leaves

I know the snake's real face
I know the puppeteer's face
I know the shining light calls me back to alabaster
But I lost sight of the mountain
I lost sight of the mountain

I know the darkness' face
I know the preacher's face
I know the demon's face
I know the toad's real face
I know the prisoner's face
I know the snake's real face
I know the puppeteer's face
I know the profiteer's face
I know the churchyard's face
I know the graveyard's face
I know the president's face
I know my father's face
I know my father's face

Every day they look more and more like me
Every day they look more and more like me
Every day
Every day
Every day they look more and more like me
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This is so damn good. 
This is one of those songs that gets better with every play. It started as a 6 and is now solid 9! Thanks Bill again for comprehending music before I had the audacity to expand my auditory palette! 
 tm wrote:

What is this weirdness?  I like it... holy weird cool.



I was thinking of a way to describe this music.  Holy weird cool is it!
 coloradojohn wrote:

Diggin' the jams on this here Labor Day...just day-dreaming, taking it easy and looking at my brand-new, just out-of=the-box Volkl Mantra 6 191cm skis over there in the corner next to the window where I can see the clouds settling on The Divide -- Winter Park's just on the other side, maybe 13 miles, as the crow flies -- heard word it may snow somewhere over there tomorrow... Can't wait! Just came over from the Main Mix to find this All Them Witches song "Alabaster"playing... I've heard them; my friend Sean turned me onto them when I turned him onto some old Savoy Brown... This track is amazing -- parts kinda remind me of that killer Sloan song, "Traces"... I'm grateful to RP for streaming the best tunes and vibes and keeping me rocking out at Standard Orbit and above!




GREAT TUNE!   Cool story. Thank You for sharing it!
Wow, such a cool tune! That groove hooks ya. Going one up 8 to 9.
Diggin' the jams on this here Labor Day...just day-dreaming, taking it easy and looking at my brand-new, just out-of=the-box Volkl Mantra 6 191cm skis over there in the corner next to the window where I can see the clouds settling on The Divide -- Winter Park's just on the other side, maybe 13 miles, as the crow flies -- heard word it may snow somewhere over there tomorrow... Can't wait! Just came over from the Main Mix to find this All Them Witches song "Alabaster"playing... I've heard them; my friend Sean turned me onto them when I turned him onto some old Savoy Brown... This track is amazing -- parts kinda remind me of that killer Sloan song, "Traces"... I'm grateful to RP for streaming the best tunes and vibes and keeping me rocking out at Standard Orbit and above!
Is this Talking Heads?
What a great song! Great addition to the Rock mix!
 kingart wrote:

RP does it again.  First time I've ever heard this thumping and quite unusual track.  




Same here!! I gave it an 8 to start!  Thanx RP!   


Perky litttle number

Man, nice song. They sound great live.. alabaster live  
For sure will look into them
Pretty cool huh?
RP does it again.  First time I've ever heard this thumping and quite unusual track.  
THANK YOU for playing ATW!!!!
Funny how moods can change.  I think I heard this another day and hated it.  And today I quite like it.  It might have been another song of theirs that I heard here that I didn't like  sooo...guess I'll check out more of their stuff for surprises like this one.  One must always keep an open mind listening to RP!  
Reminds me a little bit of Primus
Aw Yeah! This hits all the right spots. 
Love it.
7-8, this is growing on me!
sounds  a little of Radiohead   I like it!
Really enjoy this song and I need to check out their other tunes.
I went without a mask
Dancin' on the alabaster
 
Looks at year: 2017, not 2020-2022
The lead singer has a bit of the jonny cash vibe to his voice. i like that a lot!!!
A really interesting song. Giving it a 7 on first listen. I can see this one going up.
 tm wrote:

What is this weirdness?  I like it... holy weird cool.



Johnny Cash.   Phrasing, delivery...cool! 
Wow, what is this. Definitely caught my attention. Off to check out more from these folks.
OK - now hearing this again, I definitely need to go dig deeper into this band.
i love you Paradise!
Quite creative, this song is.
Yeah - diggin' this one for sure. Thx - AGAIN - Bill! Going to jump straight to an 8 and go from there.
 tm wrote:

What is this weirdness?  I like it... holy weird cool.




My thought exactly.
New find for me, hope the rest of their output is like this.
Easy 9
The Byrds, Johnny Cash, That Petrol Emotion and Jefferson Airplane got together one night...
 Edweirdo wrote:

Not entirely unlikeable.


Is this tune in the stoner rock genre?

Hot damn, this was a nice discovery today!
Not entirely unlikeable.
ditto y’all! wee bit Jim M./The Doors, some Austin blues and Queens of the Stone Age something really, really cool.
Godlike.
I love the mix and production... new Psychedelia lives!
What is this weirdness?  I like it... holy weird cool.