Seven Less Fingers :: David Krejci


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Cover art by Matt Kish

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Seven Less Fingers

Seven Less Fingers

Recorded @ Albatross Studios, 2010-11 by Mike Wisti © Cleophone Records 2009

Seven Less Fingers

Songs by David Krejci

David Krejci: Vocals, Piano, Organ, Guitar, Cleophone, Violin
Rich Waryan: String bass, Cello, Viola
Karen Krueger: Violin, Viola, Hardinger
Steven Clay: Tuba
Mike Wisti: Trumpet
Teri Firkins: Background Vocals
John Crist: Drums
Martin Wolfe: Percussion
Andy Novak: Percussion
Morris Engle: Orchestral Snare
Nick Larsen: Drums [Processional]

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Cover art by Matt Kish

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VINYL: $15






The Animal Crackers :: David Krejci


Animal Crackers Krejci

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I’ve been looking down, around ’round ’round
for a mighty, mighty place where nobody puts nobody down
Where angels are like shoes, you can spit to see them shine
Everybody has an uncle akin to Robert Quine

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The fat-hearted ladies are running up the score
Nobody’s trying to barricade the door
Mario is President with a turtle and a twin
The Gong Show is televised and so is Gunga Din

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Where every little girl never heard life is hard
Nobody’s nothing brings the boyz to the yard
A halo on the haze of every addled boy
Who didn’t know Madonna when she was a toy

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Envy is unusable, a charlatan, a Cher
Charles Nelson Reilly marries Fred Astaire
Nobody has to live inside a Mason jar
Nobody has to fall in love … they already are

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The Animal Crackers don’t live at the zoo
They live among me, they live among you
I wonder if it is the proper thing to do
to break’m up, break’m up and then begin to chew?

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Nobody’s pigeon-toed, nobody calls nobody “pet”
People think you’re Latin when you say “regret”
Everybody has a crow for a lover and a friend
Nobody has a heart or bone that’s ever on the mend

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I’ve been looking down, around ’round round
for a mighty, mighty place where nobody puts nobody down
Where angels are like shoes, you can spit to see them shine
Everybody has an uncle akin to Robert Quine

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The Animal Crackers don’t live at the zoo
They live among me, they live among you
I wonder if it is the proper thing to do
to break’m up, break’m up and then begin to chew?

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Pair’m up, tear’m up, make’m into glue?

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Shut’m up, cut’m up and make’m in to stew?

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Scare’m out, wear’m out, take’m to the zoo?

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Or are the Animal Crackers you and me, too?



The Windsor Chop – David Krejci


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I know a place with pig patrol hiding swine without parole
To find it, go to heaven and dig a deep hole

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It’s an Upton Sinclair Lewis town. A Jungle on Main Street with many a frown.
Where they put good people down

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Can’t tell some people from apig. Pile them tight in a metal rig.
Raise your cross and dance a jig.

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One will grunt at the country club 99 at the Tiki Pub
Therein dies the rub

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There’s a fire in Austin
Made of one part Jesus, two part gin
Somebody ran off with RinTinTin
And there’s never any next of kin

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They eat our neighbors with a plastic fork.
Drink our wine. Eat the cork.
Sometimes for fun they shoot the stork.

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Let’s juxtapose what’s your’s and mine
One more time: pigs and swine
Do you prefer to hunt or dine?

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How can I love what I hate? I can’t seem to separate church and state.
Things don’t come to those who wait.

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So pack your meat in a stolen car. Borrow some warmth from the Northern Star.
I’ll hide my soul in a cookie jar.

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Marionette :: David Krejci


Marionette - David Krejci

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I am your marionette with a hook in my spine
You can not bury my yet, I am to undivine
With an air of resignation I follow my strings up to you
My custom has always been to follow you true

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Easy to make, so fun to use
My Marionette

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The logical outcomes of your convictions are gray
You tangle my twine while hoping that I can still play
I am your marionette with a pin in his heart
You choose to carry me yet, you tore me apart

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Easy to make, so fun to use
My Marionette

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From limb to limb I feel amazingly droll
I stagger and trip yet you laugh irrevocably whole
My boots are uncertain, my ruinous head is all wrong
You keep my dancing to a tune that isn’t a song

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Easy to make, so fun to use
My Marionette



Did He Just Go Mad? – David Krejci


Did He Just Go Mad - David Krejci

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You ever looked for birds but couldn’t find a nest?
Ever hunted for treasure but couldn’t find a chest?
Have you searched for a coat but couldn’t find a thread?
Ever called out for Jesus but got silence instead?

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Are you among the happy or the sad?
Did god give you christmas or did you just go mad?

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You ever sought out Cupid, but soon got bored?
Ever tried to sing a song, but couldn’t find a chord?
Have you looked for the sea, but couldn’t find the sand?
Ever searched for a soul, but couldn’t find a hand?

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Are you among the happy or the sad?
Did god give you christmas or did you just go mad?

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Have you search for Cyrano, but couldn’t find a nose?
Have you called up Allison, but got only Mose?
Ever prayed for a Home, but couldn’t find a chair?
Ever tried to find love when it was lying right there?

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Are you among the happy or the sad?
Did god give you christmas or did you just go mad?



The Limited Use of His Undeniable Talents – David Krejci


Limited Use of His Undeniable Talents - David Krejci

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There are no lyrics to report.



Bow! – David Krejci


Bow! - David Krejci

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I saw a guy, I liked him a lot
He’s the sun in every sun spot
He looked just like a king lying in a cot
And he’s not, he’s not anybody
He’s not any body

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I know this girl, she’s a killer in a box
She’s got the power of scotch on the rocks
And she sings like the water underneath the docks
Cuz she’s not, she’s not anybody
She’s not any body

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I need a fairy apothecary. Something better than a spoon and a cherry
Maybe an ape, or a complicated Snape
I do so much better when I can’t find my cape

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I like everybody, even the fool
I can swim in anybody’s pool
And if you ask me why I think you’re cool it’s cuz yer not.
You’re not anybody. You’re not any body.



March, Vérité! – David Krejci


March Verite - David Krejci

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There are no words to report.



Christina Perfect – David Krejci


Christina Perfect - David Krejci

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Mellow yellow, they never call me
I’m the fellow that you can’t see
I gotta pistol in my pretty pocket
You’ll never ever know when one and one is three

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There’s an electron in my socket
There’s a demon in my cradle, you see
You can’t console me, you can’t control me
Christina Perfect is Cristi McViegh

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There’s a blister in my sun and I think I’ve won.
There’s a blister in my sun and I think I’ve won.

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I have a twitch like Lilo and Stitch
I’m not a man. I am Devo.
Peter Buck is such a fuck.
Wish I was born in O-Hi-O

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There’s a blister in my sun and I think I’ve won.
There’s a blister in my sun and I think I’ve won.

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Mellow yellow, they never call me
I’m the fellow that you can’t see
I gotta pistol in my pretty pocket
You’ll never ever know when one and one is three

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There’s a blister in my sun and I think I’ve won.
There’s a blister in my sun and I think I’ve won



Choke-A-Cola – David Krejci


Chokeacola - David Krejci

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A little chokeacola is my favorite drink
I love to spend my evenings on the bright side of the brink
The pillowcase is scented, the sugar so invented
Such a funny way to keep your nose to the floor

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An ounce of you and then I’m done
Just thinking ’bout you baby is half the fun
The way you kick your shoes, I would gladly pay my dues
You’re fizzle and your sweet and you’re so fun to pour

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My little chokeacola, my rainy day Dear
Oh how I wish you we’re here
My Soho soul, my pretty pink coal
I don’t need you. You don’t need me.
But how I love how we need we

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My little chokeacola has a cocaine stare
A fear of falling and purple hair
I, a taste for plastic, and everything fantastic
When it’s three a.m. I’m William Shakespeare

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Let’s take a walk down Mulberry Street
I know it’s March, but I can feel the heat
I’m a mediocre Ford, but I can silence any chord
My cotton may be rotten but my candy is queer

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My little chokeacola, my rainy day Dear
Oh how I wish you we’re here
My so whole soul, my pretty pink coal
I don’t need you. You don’t need me.
But how I love how we need we

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A little choke-a-cola is my favorite drink
I love to spend my evening on the bright side of the brink …



It’s a Very Funny Day – David Krejci


It's a Very Funny Day - David Krejci

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Celebration of a massacre. The hocus pocus of a downtown blur.
It’s true, it’s true, it’s true, it’s a very funny day.

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Spare ribs and a broken car. Why do I sit upon this star?
It’s true, it’s true, it’s true, it’s a very funny day.

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Call me a fuse, I don’t mean to fight.
Bury all the bodies by no moon light.
Hope the bark don’t mean no bite.
You can’t get high without a kite.

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Wanna tell the world that one is two.
Nobody can know it’s true.
I hate, I loathe, I despise a very funny day.

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Wanna join me on this stage? Have to join me in my rage.
I love, I love, I love a very funny day.

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Call me a fuse, I don’t mean to fight.
Bury all the bodies by no moon light.
Hope the bark don’t mean no bite.
You can’t get high without a kite.



If I Give You Twenty Dollars :: David Krejci


If I Give You Twenty Dollars - David Krejci

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If I give you 20 dollars would you break my heart right now?
I know you’re gonna do it anyhow
So let’s get it over, over right now
If I give you 20 dollars would you break my heart right now?

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If I give you 30 dollars would you do it nice and clean?
It’s taken so much less to be more than mean
So let’s get it over, over right now
If I give you 30 dollars would you do it nice and clean?

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If I give you 40 dollars would you buy me a fair-thee-well?
You can go to the mall and I can go to Hell
So let’s get it over, over right now
If I give you 40 dollars would you buy me a fair-thee-well

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Well, wait a minute, baby. I only gotta dollar bill
Guess I’m gonna have to wait for me to buy my thrill
We can’t get it over, gonna have to wait
I said I can’t get it over, I’m gonna be late
No we can’t get it over, so how bout a date?

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Or, maybe tomorrow, I give you 20 dollars and you break my heart right now?