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Written, Arranged, Produced, Performed & Engineered by Gypsy George Mihalopoulos.

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released 01 October 2014

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Gypsy George & the Open Road Love Affair Brooklyn, New York

Gypsy George & the Open Road Love Affair attempt to take the mood, sounds, air of a random road trip and recreate it though music. Based around multi-instrumentalist Gypsy George and a revolving door of musicians from all different walks of life, the band's motto is, 'if ya played with us once, you're a lifetime member!'

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Track Name: Janeane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo

Can you define irony? Ethan Hawke will always know.
But, you always wear those glasses. Whatever you say goes.
You always have an observation about your friends and your foes.
You need another vial of Prozac just so you can feel your toes.

You never understood redemption or Eddie Vedder’s words.
You always did like Zack Attack – at least that’s what I heard.
You always tell funny stories. You need another man to hate.
You bought yourself a vintage flannel just to look out of date.

But,
You’ve got a lucky face girl,
you’ve got a lucky face.
Never mind the hangover -
You’ve got a lucky face.

Do the math I dare ya’ do it! feel the love and the embrace!
Buy another bag of peanuts ‘cause cashews are a disgrace.
Can you push the wah-wah pedal? do you have some decent drugs? Where’s the next wicked rave, girl – I really need some decent drugs.

‘cause
You’ve got a lucky face girl,
you’ve got a lucky face.
Never mind the hangover -
You’ve got a lucky face

You’ve got a lucky face girl,
you’ve got a lucky face.
Never mind the hangover -
You’ve got a lucky face

You’ve got a lucky face.

You’ve got a lucky face.

You’ve
got a lucky
face.
Track Name: Only In A Memory
Only In A Memory

Picture, picture
blow away
a memory
is not so easy to save.

A kiss is just a kiss.

I have to stop singing love songs.

Perfumed lady
downtown street
she's smiling, she's smiling
can't you see?
she's breathing, she's breathing
she's breathing deep
in a melody.

And the sunrise is somewhat of a surprise.

Only in a memory.

And, I have to stop singing love songs.
Track Name: Who Knew My Love Would Be You
Who Knew My Love Would Be You.

Sitting on a stoop for a busk.
Hustling for a day and a buck.
Singing songs the Mermaid knew.
Who knew my love would be you.

Saturday moves into a loft,
poetry and vodka talk -
Keats and Yeats and Dr. Seuss -
who knew my love would be you.

A midnight kiss, just a kiss
twisting in the wind.
But, the Libra knew
all these clues
that my love would be you.

Serenades on AstroTurf
searching for a song in her words.
Strong enough to tell the truth,
who knew my love would be you.

The rain has left on cloudy days.
The stage is set for sunny ways.
Chekhov's singing Billie's blues.
Who knew my love would be you.

A midnight kiss, just a kiss
twisting in the wind.
But, the Libra knew
all these clues
that my love would be you.

Who knew my love would be you.
Track Name: Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston

Can you watch, can't tell the story
even find an allegory
place a finger, pull the trigger.

Have a right to kill at will
don't have enough for a doctor's bill,
but have enough for an Exxon spill.

Contraception, an old man's pleasure
Jesus Christ is how we measure
how much gold is in this treasure.

'merica's where it's at
don't sell me tacos from a hat
just give me slop that makes me fat.

Run, run with your gun
Run, run have some fun
Feel, feel, feel the sun
Heal, heal everyone
Charlton Heston,
he died for your sins.
Here son, have a gun.

Georgia peach start to teach
how to shoot while you preach
how you love at what you reach.

Lick your wounds and lick your palms
fold your hands and remain calm
as you judge yourself against the Psalms,

the Psalms.

Run, run with your gun
Run, run have some fun
Feel, feel, feel the sun
Heal, heal everyone
Charlton Heston,
he died for your sins
Here son, have a gun.

Jesus is here for you.
Jesus is here for me.
Jesus will shoot you free.

Freedom!
Run, run, run...
Shoot me...
Charlton Heston,
he died for your sins
Here son, have a gun.

Jesus is here for you.
Jesus is here for me.
Jesus will shoot you free.
Track Name: Sailing Away
Sailing Away

A color of Hellas though American I am born
traveling down a road where I have sworn
that life is a pleasant immigrant on a throne
searching for love beyond the scorn.

Tempted by the few who offer me some truth
as I'm sailing, sailing
sailing away
to get home to you.

A temple where regret takes a knee for me to pray
and offer some sympathy today...
Yet, I am but a toiler with a footprint in the mud
the thudding clouds are tempting me to cave.

A flower on a mule who hasn't got a clue
as I'm sailing, sailing
sailing away
to get home to you.

Who am I to you just a peasant with a heart
or a number on a government chart
or just a modern part with an ancient nose
who knows the way to judgement day?

Rainbows that are blue could never break on through
as I'm sailing, sailing
sailing away
to get home to you.
Track Name: Follow You, Dreamland Bunny (Love Is Your Ego)
Follow You, Dreamland Bunny (Love Is Your Ego)

Love,
love is your ego
and love,
love can't be your friend.

You want to be left alone cause
the other one left you alone - fine!
But, don't define the universe with
yours and mine

cause love,
love is your ego.

Truth be told -
I still don't want you to kinda' leave anyway.
Truth be told.

Truth be sold -
You love another punk who isn't here anymore.
Truth be mold.

Love,
love is your ego
and love,
love can't be your friend.

Love.

We met at the end of your last embrace
and what's your case for why he's gone?
You tumble through life's circus
with emptiness and empty arms.
You think you know a lot
with your blogs and your charms.
But, the world is nothing more
than a bowl of Cheerios.

And, love
love is your ego
and love,
love can't be your friend.

Love...
Ego.
Track Name: Moscow
Moscow

I can feel you smiling through the clouds.
I can hear you whisper something pure and proud.

I catch this site and shiver tonight
'cause these covers don't cover me all right.
Snare drum and these turquoise earrings
make me dream of you.

I'm stuck in an obstacle Moscow is the ruse.
Time will tick into a barrel echoing my blues.

I know I'll see you on a Sunday
bringing me some jet lag on my birthday.
Coffee cups and big blue eyes
make me yearn for you.

I know we see the distance through ocean eyes.
Your Russian moonlight is caused by my sunrise.

I look up to the sky and I see you crying
with tears of joy there's no denying
everyday and every way
I know that I love you.
Track Name: Ocean
Ocean

‘Can we stay’ the Ocean seems to say
pressed against the moonlight in decay.
Falling to a Mystic in the shade.
Made of clay, he always seems to fade.
Renaissance inside the water’s haze
is running by a Maiden in a maze.
Will escape help her find a way
to a place where she kneels down and prays?
Will the light shed another’s rite
to pull the weeds and reveal the blight?
But these waves endure the sandy graves
that wash ashore leaving empty caves.
She intrigues the world that she creates
attempts to lure as she tempts the fates.

His echoed mind translates to corner eyes
and begins to steep before she starts to rise.
Haunting zeal begins to escalate
to a hymn that seems to resonate
like a fog that needs to find a place
to rest one’s soul on some withered lace.
‘Can we stay’ the Ocean seems to say
hindered by a tide that wants to stray.
‘Can we go’ the Ocean seems to know.
Track Name: Don't You Want Me (Like You Do)
Don't You Want Me (Like You Do)

Don't you want me like you do
dressing real nice for the Summer time
Winter's around the corner but I'm feeling fine
singing
don't you want me like you do

Don't I need you like I do
sitting across the table by candlelight
staring through the scope of a lover's eye
singing
don't I need you like I do

Coming down with views of compromise
living out our days with alibis
as I wonder
I wonder, I wonder
what is left for us to do

Don't we feel like we do
crashing through the craze of common skies
flashing through the fields of timid minds
singing
don't we feel it

don't we feel it
don't you want me

don't I need you
don't you want me.
Track Name: Sweeping Up The Floor (featuring Justin 'That Moon' Kilburn)
Sweeping Up The Floor

Too many victims and so little time,
I can tell by your picture that you love to lie.
Don't look back as you slam the door.
I don't really care I'm just sweeping up the floor,
sweeping up the floor.

Lose in love, some love you forgot.
I can tell by your grin it's a sing to give up.
Don't look back as you ask for more.
I don't really care I'm just sweeping up the floor,
sweeping up the floor.

Sometimes you have to run
without your gun,
without your mother.

Who's that lurking hunched over a rail?
Sometimes you can't tell if it's the devil's tale.
Don't show me. I've been there before.
I don't really care I'm just sweeping up the floor,
sweeping up the floor.

Who are you knowing when there's no one around
picking up the pieces with a smile and not a frown?
Don't look back as your eyes beg me so.
I don't really care I'm just sweeping up the floor,
sweeping up the floor.

Sometimes you have to run
without your gun,
without you mother.

Too many victims and so little time,
I can tell by your picture that you love to lie.
Don't look back as you slam the door.
I don't really care I'm just sweeping up the floor,
sweeping up the floor,

sweeping up the floor.
Track Name: You & Me
You & Me

Ready for the day in the morning light.
Steady on the way straight into the night.
Mountains seem to serve this anarchy,
seems to be a bridge between you and me,
you and me.

Every time we find an obstacle
we find another line to a miracle.
You seem to want to compromise
but I just want to let us fly,
let us fly.

You and me - both - we believe in dreams.
But, you and me - both - we go to extremes.
There's always time to sympathize
and there's always something with your eyes,
with your eyes.

Tempted by the pull of the physical.
Frightened by the wounds that are lyrical.
The moon just wants to hypnotize.
The stars just want to mesmerize
you and me.

Ancient is the theme with these brass rings
but everywhere we turn there's everything -
oh, yea!

Everything is king as we are free
to bring across the floor this shopping spree -
oh, yea!

You walked away from me just like a dream.
You turned to say 'goodbye' with self esteem.
The world is such a selfish place.
You're gonna' miss my embrace,
my embrace.

Ready for the day in the morning light.
Steady on the way straight into the night.
Every time we find an obstacle...
you and me - both.

You and me - both - is an obstacle.

You and me.
Track Name: Someone's Home
Someone's Home

Will she smile before she leaves,
forget the people who will grieve?
With battered truths and naked lies,
someone's dreaming.

And the trees will stop and stare
down a winter road where no one cares.
With heavy frost and far-flung birds,
someone's grieving.

Kiss the mourning air good-bye
with a simper and smitten eyes.
Hope she remembers who she's loved,
someone's bleeding.

Blame the distress when she flies
with no wings and dreadful cries.
Stroke her hand as she waves good-bye,
someone's leaving.

And when the tears begin to stray
you will wander on your own.
And tomorrow may forget today,
but someone's home.
Track Name: Saint Vinny
Saint Vinny

My head is drowning
swirling in neglect,
back porch swings, banjo,
lemonade, Great Lake -

my head is drowning.

(My head is drowning)
Passion for living, chatting, sharing
(My head is drowning)
our everything
(My head is drowning)
our bodies, our love
(My head is drowning)

grow old along with me

drowning, drowning, drowning...
Track Name: Leopard On The Moon
Leopard On The Moon

A river in the morning
somewhere facing East
I'm standing here in mourning
in the shadow of love's beast
I tremble with my eyes
like an infant in demise
I don't even understand why
I had to say good-bye

A dent in our story
glory in the mud
my heart is exploding
and falling with a thud
A miracle has vanished
into plumes of passion pies
I don't even understand why
I had to say good-bye

The road less not taken is lost
Do's and don'ts and dust is the cost
like a leopard on the moon
I cast a doubt and I move
without a choice but life

A river in the morning
somewhere facing East
I'm standing here in mourning
in the shadow of love's beast
I tremble with my eyes
like an infant in demise
I don't even understand why
I had to say good-bye
Track Name: America's On My Back Like A Suicidal Monkey (featuring Jamey 'Brother' Hamm)
America's On My Back Like A Suicidal Monkey

The dawn was breaking and then it disappeared.
Red sparks in the sky caused all the fear.
The falter of faith was in my eyes.
The passion of prayer was in my mind.
The food became scarce, the rivers went dry.
The giants of industry had cut off the supply

Those purple mountains are hard to see
in this sweet land of liberty.
Will God ever shed his grace on thee?
America's on my back just like a suicidal monkey.

We fought the battle and wounded our souls.
Though we won the battle, we wounded our souls.
Felt poor at the bottom where the rich are top.
We always find our dinner on a corporate stock.
The big log cabin I built with my hands
turns into ash and grains of sand.

Those purple mountains are hard to see
in this sweet land of liberty.
Will God ever shed his grace on thee?
America's on my back just like a suicidal monkey.
Track Name: Ray
Ray

He's Ray
walking around in the rain
though he likes the snow.

Running around looking for his bone
or some food.
He sits and grins.

He's Ray
cuddling up for the day.
Boy, he'd like some food!

Chasing a cat down a Brooklyn street
with defeat.
He barks, then stops.

He's Ray.

Bow Wow
Woof, Woof

Where did you go?
It's time to go for your walk
and a talk.
Why did you leave?
I had to stop and grieve.
Oh, how I grieved.
It's OK cause you loved us so,
and you did.

We love you Ray!

He's Ray.
Track Name: Urban Masterpiece
Urban Masterpiece

In the evening
in the morning
Greenwood Ceme -
Cemetery

Parrots singing
with some feeling
please believe me
urban masterpiece

go
urban masterpiece
go

Ride the whistle
burn the thistle
pluck the bristles
pluck the

Crawl space junky
trashcan monkey
Winter's splinter
urban masterpiece

go
urban masterpiece
go

Ho Ho Ho Ho!

5th Ave
slumber's eve
South Slope
South Slope

Cane island
try smiling
subway's bleeding
urban masterpiece

go
urban masterpiece
go
urban masterpiece
go
urban masterpiece
go

go
go
go

stop.
Track Name: Tickle Moon
Tickle Moon

Walking down 4th Avenue
feeling shy but never blue.
The pitter-patter skips when I'm right next to you.

Talking about life and feeling fine
with your profiled lips and almond eyes.
I won't say 'hello' until our next 'good-bye.'

And, I'm feeling all right
with the rain in my eyes
and the drip drop skip hop
tickle moon tonight.

Parrots, monks and beechwood trees
if the answer's right, there's a kiss for me -
skyline, hill top, South Slope in our eyes.

I met you on a sober night.
I didn't know quite what was right.
You and me - both - were bashful with our minds.

And, I'm feeling all right
with the rain in my eyes
and the drip drop skip hop
tickle moon tonight.

Squinting, lovely contact lens
and I don't know what to do.
I feel like I could lean right in,
but I haven't got a clue.
Just hold my hands right into the sun
and don't let go 'til the evening's done

with the
drip drop skip hop
tickle moon tonight.

And, I'm feeling all right
with the rain in my eyes
and the drip drop skip hop
tickle moon

tonight.
Track Name: November (featuring Emily Trask)
November

So,
I caught the sky in your eyes
in the wind.
So,
you realized my crooked smile
and grinned.

Can we say
that it's okay
to fade away and begin?
to push a swing
and find our dreams
inside of our life's bin?

So,
you pushed and shoved
and felt some love with some guilt.
So,
you turned away
to stay away from the pain.

Can we say
that it's okay
to turn the page on November?
stop and sigh
remember why
we were brought together?

Tethered to your soul
and something, nothing more...
I'm holding on to let you go.
I'll find a time
when you'll be mine
and you will know,
you will know.

So,
this time we'll wait
don't hesitate to call.
So,
I'll find you dear
when I am near to fall
in
your arms again
to turn the page on November.
Track Name: Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged

Prison guards and prison cells
pennies building wishing wells
brewing tea so we can sell

Jesus Christ to Islam's Hell
corporate dreams and IPO's
import tax the USO

Fighting wars so we can fine
American kids for every dime
fighting wars so we can fine

Common Sense or common wealth
banking schemes and money's stealth
sun is sinking like a ship

Dipping past a pistol's clip
a rainbow fails and freedom cries
Christ in drag with alibis

Kill it, tuck it, Judas bets
the after life's a movie set
whiskey shots and drunken dreams

is nothing more than kerosene
Ayn Rand's dead but not her schemes
Atlas shrugged but never screamed

Atlas shrugged

Fill those forms, feel your race
pray to God, He will embrace
the Tea Man's plea, the Tea Man's grace

Everything will fall in place
Middle Class - has no class
Job Creator's - raise a glass

Pat yourselves on your backs
here you go, here's your plaque
with capital - there is no tax

Sit right back and just relax
you work so hard at management
the Hippies lost, where's their rent?

Atlas shrugged
(but never screamed)

Atlas shrugged.
Track Name: Lost Planet
Lost Planet

In the beginning of our time
between Jupiter and Mars
there was a planet full of life
the pride of all the universe.

There were rivers flowing free
and there were mountains climbing high
and there were flowers and trees
and there were birds up in the sky.

There were many countries
two of them were proud.
One was in the North,
the other in the South.

And the people of the North
had their castles filled with gold
to distribute as they said,
'To the hungry and the old.'

And the people of the South
had their pockets made of stone
and they said that 'Everyone
could be free to have his own.'

Every other country had to choose a side -
for only the North
the South could decide.

There were powerful weapons
governing the sky
and though what they believed
they were about to die.

The Scientists had warned them
the Music Man was crying
the Philosophers had told them
they were set on dying.

And then they went to war
to satisfy their lust
and everything was lost
the planet turned to dust.

In the beginning of our time
between Jupiter and Mars
there was a planet full of life
the pride of all the universe,

the pride of all the universe.
Track Name: August Nights
August Nights

We were skipping on the 8th Street Bridge,
ice cream cones, summer gnats and old friends.
Rosa's ghost was standing next to us
your mom, your dad - the place where you born.

Sharing in me your life I'm sharing with you,
I never knew a person as sweet as you.

But now,
I'm left here to fall asleep
and dream of those August nights.

You slipped along a shore and a lighthouse scheme,
monologues and Desdemona's crown.
I could never frown in these arms with you.
Blue is the lake, the canto and the scene.

I'm falling deep and fast and long, yea.
You're everything, beauty and the sky.

But now,
I'm left here to fall asleep
and dream of those August nights.

I never thought a day could be so pure, yea.
I never thought that you would be the cure.

But now,
I'm left here to fall asleep
and dream of those August nights,

and dream of those August nights.
Track Name: Maude On The Run
Maude On The Run

(We)
were covered in sadness
(Dreams)
were colored by madness
(You)
were looking for warfare
(Help)
corporate welfare
(We)
were running by moonlight
(Schemes)
were crafted in plain sight
(You)
were tempted by hedge funds
(Yachts)

and now it's time we dance,
dance,
dance.

(We)
were tortured by tea leafs
(Blood)
and right wing grief
(You)
were stroking your fingers
(Along)
your genius
(We)
were praying for justice
(Without)
tug of violence
(You)
shrugging like Atlas
(Without)
concern for masses
(We)
dying of freedom
(Serfs)
feudal kingdoms
(You)
were flying like warplanes
(through)
and capital gains
(We)
foamy cheese
(Crystal)
fake green peas
(You)
feasting
(Sent)
on profits

and now it's time we dance,
dance,
dance.

Terror
(are so alert)
Error
(are so alert)
Era
(are so alert)
IRA
(are so alert)
Santa
(are so alert)
Marmaduke

and now it's time to dance,
dance,
dance.