Captain Turpentine

by Captain Turpentine

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released January 31, 2017

Recorded on 15/16 December 2017 at ‘Professor Kinski’s Mad Lab’, Phnom Penh
Songs and Lyrics by Ziad Samman
Recorded mixed and produced by Jan Muller aka. Professor Kinski’
Mastered by Phil D. Emond.

Guitar and Vocals: Ziad
Bass: Jan Muller
Fiddle: Chris Davis

Artwork by Danny K.



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Track Name: Captain Turpentine vs the Tonle Sap
I spent four years drinking crocodile tears down by the riverside
If I can’t remember three or four Novembers did they even happen at all?
Each and every night underneath the palace lights it felt like I could die
I would hang my head and cry sweet surrender

I miss all the tuk tuk crazy and the flying motodops
U Care anesthesia, happy pizza, corrupt cops
I was a full time asshole working overtime, nearly lost my mind
Cause the road to hell is paved with good intensions

Cause those were the best and the worst years that passed me by
And I spent them getting high not wasting my time

Cause those were the best and the worst years of my fucking life
And I spent them getting high, and I nearly lost my fucking mind
But now I’m doing fine
Track Name: Syllables
She said she loved me in Syllables
cause words mean nothing to me
She said she loved me in principle
the rest was up to me

I thought how she was a vision
Of something smiling at me
But she was just an albatross
Trying to find the sea – oh yeah

I thought how she was formidable
With eyes that seemed to steer clear
She said her love was permissible
With or without the beer

So we laughed and we danced
She put her hands in my pants
And the mountains trembled with fear
We fell in love with the avalanche
And buried each other in sweet romance – oh yeah