Space Criminal

by Sundog - Live Looping Spaceman

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Space Criminal is about traveling and the social circumstances that come with it. It mirrors the stages of a journey from excitement for the new and strange to the longing for something familiar. Traveling isolates and exposes and often leaves us with only ourselves to examine. Space criminal is about future music. It is about being pushed beyond the silence of one's mind and finding nothing but madness beyond it. And most importantly, Space Criminal is an invitation to share in some of Sundog's journeys.

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released March 25, 2014

The Wasted
Verses - Jonathan Brown

Away
Drums - Ross Farbe

I Don't Know
Violin - Forrest Bacigalupi

Something Better
Trombone - Jeremy Phipps

Truth
Trombone - Jeremy Phipps


The Prairie, The Fire, The Woman
Casio Keys - Ross Farbe

Recorded by Sundog in a Broken Down Spaceship in New Orleans:
Truth
Superstitions
Bristles
I Don't Know

Dead and Gone
Something Better
The Limit

Recorded by Ross Farbe at the Maze in New Orleans:
Away
The Wasted

The Prairie, The Fire, The Woman
Up
All songs Mastered by Ross Farbe

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Sundog - Live Looping Spaceman New Orleans, Louisiana

Sundog uses samplers, drum pads, bass, ukelele and vocals to make songs from scratch on stage with a looping pedal. Accustomed to working alone, Sundog brings creativity to arrangements, making disparate sounds slave to the same groove.

Sounds like: Gorillaz, Postal Service, Toro y Moi, Panda Bear, Tune-Yards
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Track Name: Truth
How nice it's to be seen
mistaken for somebody
a wasted luxury
not noticed saving money
cause it's the kind of shape
makes fools brave plain men dreamers
it's taking up the space
known to cause fits and fevers

it's making an escape,
before the hammer coming down upon me
one strike and we-a-see-a, me-a
fish in muddy waters
whether said loud or whisper,
ventilate the pressure builds
step lightly justice my sister,
just one, it can't be anything no

Awaken hope I see,
my questions truly answered,
no need for brevity,
make room for second chances
who did what and what to me,
a type of looking ladder,
please make an inquiry
why details shouldn't matter,

why'd it have to pass this way,
it's the kind of travel that's hard to navigate,
with time it whither withers,
sat down with shoulders laden,
needs soil for roots to take,
tell truth with seat belts fastened.

how nice it's to be seen
folded with cloth and rumor,
missed briefly by your feet,
was there a second shooter,
awaken hope i see,
my questions truly answered,
no need for brevity,
make room for second chances

cause who am i to say i am?
no it's not, i'm just another man,
and if i bring with me a broken mind
it's the kind of trouble that just takes time
it's the kind of trouble that just takes time
it's the kind of trouble that just takes time.
Track Name: Something Better
Was it wrong?
i was terrified
but i've never ever felt so damn alive
tell it to em,
a twist of fate,
turn a tragedy into a better day,
we started off so low,
with eyes on the impossible
sent a shiver through my bones,
been silent far too long.

cause people getting fed up
this that stormy weather
the pressure wouldn't let up
yea we wanted something better
wanted something better
wanted something better

the air was holding something
you could feel it in our souls
no more days patiently waiting
cause we got so far to go
and although change does leave me open
it makes space to navigate
yes to make the mind awaken
we must reach a higher state
and we find, it's time to know,
and though the pressures great
there's just one way to go.

cause people getting fed up
this that stormy weather
the pressure wouldn't let up
yea we wanted something better
wanted something better
wanted something better

although days don't leave me open
I must force myself to stand
separating disbelief because we got a better chance
and I know, with time,
we'll see it through
and although the ways not easy,
there's nothing you and me can't do

cause people getting fed up
this that stormy weather
the pressure wouldn't let up
yea we wanted something better
wanted something better
wanted something better
Track Name: Up
i've been broke i've been down,
bleeding from the mouth
getting back up brain saying
don't go there
you can't figure me out
motherfuckers gonna get a taste of
dope medicine oh yeah
hot nights, sweat dripping down
the light from the sign touch the evil in town
but what the devil don't know,
the devil can't see
so blood's gonna make an honest man outta me

I said I go up up up
I go up up up

Worry
don't you now
i got a pocket full of mettle
necessary know how
when the dust settle
necessary go now
but why these necessary devils
that be bleeding me out
tub full, water pouring out
I try to wash my mind
memories stand out
i hear a voice in the dark speak
of wind blowing south
so like leaf is to tree
so is me to my house

i said i go up up up
i go up up up

i said a baby, i won't do bad
no i won't do wrong no more
i said a baby, i won't do bad
no i won't do wrong no more
i said a baby, i won't do bad
no i won't do wrong no more
i said a baby, i won't do bad
no i won't do wrong no more
Track Name: Dead and Gone
When i'm dead and gone
just sweep me up in the corner
just my luck I'm a goner
oh well ok
my intent was true
but I can't say how it played out
tried to move all the weight out
that's when i found you

i found you

when I'm dead
wash away the waste i left and
understand it's mostly my mistake
how it went down
hold me up so defeated
stopped in tracks by a feeling
can't turn back cause it's needed
oh well ok
when it's through,
please tidy up my room I'm sorry,
you'll see it too,
how this tells a different story now
yes now
now that I found you

I found you

when I'm dead
wash away the waste i left and
understand it's mostly my mistake
how it went down

I found you

when it's through,
please tidy up my room I'm sorry,
you'll see it too,
how this tells a different story now
yes now
now that I found you

when I'm dead and
when I'm dead and
when I'm dead and
when I'm dead and gone
Track Name: Superstitions
it must have been superstitions
that got me thinking bout the other night
maybe something was missing
but that don't stop the voices in the night
yeah this feeling's foreign
but all the things I do just makes it stay
i gotta do something for it
just to get myself back on my feet again

baby you know it's fine
it's alright
but I got superstitions on my mind

checking myself for signals
I'm not the type to be caught unawares
noises at the window
but when i look outside there's nothing there
i might be going crazy
so soon
thinking bout the noises in my room
and just when fear is fading
i hear the sound of silence speaking truth

baby you know it's fine
it's alright
but I got superstitions on my mind

pushing it to the limit
i think this is as high as I can go
starts off as a feeling
so if you're seeing something strange just let me know.

baby you know it's fine
it's alright
but I got superstitions on my mind
Track Name: The Prairie, the Fire, The Woman
take a little woman
take her down to the prairie outside
build her a house made of wood
make a little fire inside
get some dinner cooking
let it boil and boil and stew
and when nobody's looking
let that woman make love to you
there's a reason
that's the trouble with having past
think of the words I say in a thoughtless way
that left you feeling bad
it's finally showing
by a table set for two
and the time that it took
let the dinner cook
yes and something happened too.

said a fire lit my way home,
yes it did

I'm on my way
houses passing by
let me stay,
tell me say goodbye
it isn't home
not a house made up wood
no there aint no stove
no fire cooking food

where are you going?
you're in danger of getting lost
it's been an hour and a day
and you're farther away yes farther away than you thought
where is your woman?
she's waiting back home for you
she's probably stewing
stewing like she likes to do
it's already over
made with the setting sun
fixed with a hand's that's aged in a
thoughtful way for meal that's just begun
there's no way of knowing
but the prairie knew a thing or two
cause as soon as you showed with your woman in tow
yea the prairie had a thing for you

said a fire lit my way home,
yes it did

I'm on my way
houses passing by
let me stay,
tell me say goodbye
it isn't home
not a house made up wood
no there aint no stove
no fire cooking food
Track Name: Bristles
I got bristles in my pocket
it hurts my hand to look and see
is it strange or unimportant,
how bristles took my liberty
i found no rest in southern comfort
i found no peace in peace and quiet
yes i'll sleep among the broken
pain of bristles feeling fine

there aint no rest
there aint no rest
there aint no rest
there aint no rest
there aint no rest
there aint no rest
there aint no rest
there aint no rest

i got bristles in my pocket
it hurts my hand to look and see
surprising misconceptions
of where bristles supposed to be
but i don't jump to a conclusion
no i don't reach further inside
yes bristles lay among the broken
souther comforts peace and quiet

there aint no rest
there aint no rest
there aint no rest
there aint no rest
there aint no rest
there aint no rest
there aint no rest
there aint no rest

and when the pain's too much to take
won't you move these bristles far away
and when the pain's too much to take
won't you move these bristles far away
Track Name: The Wasted (ft. Jonathan Brown)
baby won't you tell me when
show me how to disco
slitting both my wrist throat
I can't take all this suspense
at the edge of the abysmal
the ending is like this close
baby won't you tell me why
do you have a motivation
give me a location
can you point me towards the sky
I got lost upon my spaceship
I've been floating I've been floating

through the wasted
in search of an equation
with an element of truth
in reverence of you
a better human who will taste it

JONATHAN BROWN ill rap verse….

through the wasted
in search of an equation
with an element of truth
in reverence of you
a better human who will taste it

baby wont you show me how
we've come from far away
I'm not sure if we can stay
cause the air is thin amongst these clouds
how to care about a fate if
never you can change it
baby won't you lead me where
on the edge of the abysmal
creeping on my tip toes
skies are dark but wind is fair
caught amongst the currents
I've been floating I've been floating

through the wasted
in search of an equation
with an element of truth
in reverence of you
a better human who will taste it

ILL JONATHAN BROWN verse….

through the wasted
in search of an equation
with an element of truth
in reverence of you
a better human who will taste it
Track Name: The Limit
oh i've been lost
trust fortune's fate
make way for spring
it's been cold of late
yes I've been low
low and close to done
but if the questions permitted
let me assess my situation
stranded i am
adrift in space
where silence rules
for all my days
walk through a meadow
walk through a plain
and like a fish that is swimming
make me wish i see home again

there's no rest for the wicked
don't ask my mission
assess all systems
gonna test my limit
gonna test my limit
gonna test my limit

i said it's true
the tales you 've heard
deep in my blood
these fires burn
away away
so long ago
i said the words that'll make me curse
the things i know,
stolen but true
dressed up and blind
but my ears compensating
what I can't see with my eyes
i wait for spring
i wait to escape
sos my position
cause it's cold up in this space

there's no rest for the wicked
don't ask my mission
assess all systems
gonna test my limit
gonna test my limit
gonna test my limit
Track Name: I Don't Know
with miles to go
temperatures rising on the western side
we make adjustments with respect for time
to stay in line with all subliminal
no do not stray
the signs they indicate a danger here
one time the darkness went and interfered
and now, the shadows fall astray

cause i don't know
i don't know
i don't know
i don't know right now
won't you help me, help me
help me break it down

best to be lost together
what is my coordinates
my latitude is longer
much longer than is best
my visuals are taken
I'm seeing fractals
an ocean of creation
this place is astral

we meant to last
but voices gave way to uncertainty
when travels long,
the end it always seems,
so very, so very far away

cause i don't know
i don't know
i don't know
i don't know right now
won't you help me, help me
help me break it down

pick up the phone
dial the numbers to connect the two
surprised by lines that i'm connected to
and reflecting how I don't have words to say
for us to know
we'll need a dose or two of information
that type of knowledge turns a situation
from strange to critical

cause i don't know
i don't know
i don't know
i don't know right now
won't you help me, help me
help me break it down
Track Name: Away
i was walking
suddenly in this place
had a vision
but the memories escape
get a feeling
told me not to worry now
an understanding
that some things lost should not be found

i went away
away away away away

a page of fiction
the words have suddenly turned cold
it's not the distance that hurts
it's the type of story told
show me wisdom
show me times when words spoke truth
it's not so simple to learn
a lesson time has me to

i went away
away away away away

so ready, surrender now
so ready, surrender now