Vic Chesnutt - Dark Developments

Vic's Superb Albums

 


 

Mystery

Absolutely no, precisely zero,
Mystery, mystery
Total absence, complete lack of
Mystery, mystery

Something so clear
It's not even here
So thin and so sheer
It disciplines

No, not any doubt
Utterly without
Mystery, mystery
Mystery, mystery
Mystery, mystery

Little Fucker

Little fucker has had enough
Little fucker he just can't keep up
Little fucker needs a wide berth
Little fucker more trouble than he's worth
Little fucker more trouble than he's worth
Little fucker more trouble than he's worth
Little fucker more trouble than he's worth

Wave goodbye and leave the little fucker there
Good job son, no lack of reason
Leave the little fucker
Leave the little fucker

That little fucker said goodbye
That little fucker had a tear in his eye
That little fucker really draws you in
That little fucker, he's good with it

He's good with it, he's good with it, he's good with it
He's good, He's good riddance
He's good, he's good, he's good, he's good riddance
He's good, he's good, he's good, he's good riddance

Wave goodbye, goodbye
Leave the little fucker there
Good job son, no lack of reason

And How

Teddy Bear

He ain't never gonna know
He ain't never gonna know
He ain't never gonna know

He ain't never gonna know
He ain't never gonna know
He ain't never gonna know

He never wants
We're gonna come back
He never wants
We're gonna come back

Because the frost is covering the clothes
You did music ochre
Heated honey gloaming over
And the mating target's frozen

He ain't never coming back
He ain't never coming back
He ain't never coming back

We Are Mean

In the city it is grey
In the country it is green
In the country we are happy
In the city we are mean

In the city we hear laughter
In the country we hear screams
In the city we are social
In the country we are mean

We are mean, we are mean, we are mean
We are mean, we are mean, we are mean
We are mean, we are mean, we are mean
We are mean, we are mean, we are mean

And I declare that everywhere
We are mean, we are mean, we are mean
I explain, we're all the same,
We are mean, we are mean, we are mean

In the country we are healthy
In the city we are lean
In the country we are smiling
In the city we are mean

We are mean, we are mean, we are mean
We are mean, we are mean, we are mean
We are mean, we are mean, we are mean
We are mean, we are mean, we are mean

Stop the Horse

Stop the horse
Stop the horse

Toss the bucket
Toss the bucket
Toss the bucket into the fishing boat

The congressman is coming in a wagon
I can already smell, already smell
The country load

I've been playing around
With a big ol' camera
I've been dodging the flashes
When they come to light

Without haste
My dark developments
An old ledger book
I found on a rubbish pile

If the old ghost has got a gun
We've got a problem
If the old ghost has got a gun
We've got a problem

The girl at the faucet
She wants to wash her hair
The girl at the faucet
She wants to wash her hair

Tie a scarf around her head
Tie a scarf around her head
Tie a scarf around her head

Tie bells around her sleeves
Tie bells around her

Bilocating Dog

It's the curious case of the bilocating dog
It's the curious case of the bilocating dog
It's the curious case of the bilocating dog
It's the curious case of the bilocating dog
It's the curious case of the bilocating dog
It's the curious case of the bilocating dog

Well Dougal had an accident
Where he lost conciousness
But when he started coming to,
It was Johnny who alerted the crew.

It's the curious case of the bilocating dog
It's the curious case of the bilocating dog

Johnny was a terrier
He had his first seizure
At the feet of old Auntie Lee
You should have heard her screaming

Well Ralph started waking up
His daddy glanced up at the clock
And Johnny had his apple sauce
While Auntie Lee was watching her show

It's the curious case,
very curious case, very curious case,
It's the curious case,
very curious case, very curious case of the bilocating dog.

The Mad Passion of the Stoic

Hunched over a little round bar table
Ineligible for the draft
Small pencil at epistolary
Sun on a rheostat
Strong tea gurgling in gut
Looking out across the smoky castling harbor

Oh, how wrong things sparkle and entrance alas
Sugar cannot sustain one, Oh, so fine forbidden
Flitting in front, coaxing the confident cat off
The cozy sofa over the sloping edge into the
Killing cleansing magma

So easy to accept
But so hard to understand

As the raging river tears
(as the)
At those doting terra banks
(doting)
That hug, hold and ultimately define it
(holding, uttering)
As the raging river tears
(as the raging)
As those doting terra banks
(doting)
We claw our coy comforts

"You always hurt the one you love."

Phil the Fiddler

Phil the fiddler
Paul the peddler
Joe the hotel boy

The girl in the gingham dress
The girl in the gingham dress
The girl in the gingham dress

Dick the butcher
Tom the bootblack
Ralph the collier

The kid with the aubergine eyes
The kid with the aubergine eyes
The kid with the aubergine eyes

The carnal social as well as deserec
Join in the jubilation
of the frothy sweat
of the frothy sweat

Jack the lad
Tony the tramp
Lucy the duck girl

The boy with the leaking boot
The boy with the leaking boot
The boy with the leaking boot

The girl in the gingham dress
The kid with the aubergine eye
The boy with the leaking boot