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FREE DOWNLOAD from the forthcoming album, HASTA LA BYE BYE, due in Fall 2015 (or pay, if you wish).



Brother better watch her
she’s the daughter of a leopard and she’s not very nice.
She kicks and cries and kisses you so nice.
Shoots your guide and stomps off with your life.
It’s too late for me I am sure. But you still have time.

one night in Libramiento
one night in Juarez
one night in Tepetongo
just doing what she says

A lost night in Tacazecas
with nothing close at hand
the wolves came in pursuit of us
we boys grew into men

then one night near the capital
like lions we attacked
the moon had fled behind the hills
and left the world black

one night in bed at home alone
ten nights at home in bed alone

one time with a daughterless
dog in Veracruz
one day before the Armistice
with one night left to lose

One night in the mountains
Carranza was betrayed
took the whole battalion
just to break one of his legs

One night in Connecticut in 1939
they’d speak of it like yesterday if any had survived

what is it that lingers on
when the memory is gone
it’s her

she’s a death despair depth charger
she’s a Titanic disaster
she is fore what you are aft, er
action and adventure
a caramel-crusted nightmare
she’s a big beautiful spider
Bite you won't you hide her,
she’ll reward you, she won't haunt you
thorniest and hornier
Christ, she is Christ in a Chrysler

When the memory is gone
what is it that lingers on
I’m hers
she’s mine
First you hear a purr,
then her laughter
Too late for me I’m sure
you still got time

She’s a kitty in the rafters
a tickle of her whiskers
she’s a search & seizure dancer
she’s a pioneering cancer
Was she there in Cuernavaca?
if you prod her she will answer
Soy la madre of all panthers

and there's nothing real about her
still I swear that she is out there
it is her
it’s her


released June 26, 2015
Words and music: Camden Joy

Camden Joy: lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Mark Donato: drums, backing vocals
Mark Lerner: bass, backing vocals, etc.

Produced by Mark Lerner. Recorded and mixed by Jason Sarubbi at Split Rock Studio, New Paltz, NY. Additional recording by ML at home. Mastered by Mike Judeh at Dubway Studios, New York, NY. Designed by ML at Rag & Bone Shop. Photograph by Surian Soosay.

© 2015 by Camden Joy/ASCAP.



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Camden Joy Camden, New Jersey

Here are studio recordings of my band, The Oswalds.

Also some home recordings, some rants & advocations.

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