Produced and arranged by Gary Lucas.
SANDMAN When day is done and turns to gloom the sandman glides into your room when night must fall extinguished light the sandman comes and all take flight the sandman is here now to take you away to a land of deep shadow where you're bound to stay the sandman comes calling with something for you a wave of his hand and the night turns too blue nothing is just what it seems within your room the lord of dreams in realms you love in realms you fear the sandman thrives and now draws near the sandman is rising from out of the deep the sandman is coming to put you to sleep come hither come slither when darkness starts falling when eyes start to closing the sandman comes calling the shadows dart across the room the sandman comes to call the tune in dreams you love in drams you fear the sandman whispers in your ear strutting and fretting his hour on the stage the sandman creeps closer and now turns the page with fingers all frozen and ice in his eyes the sandman now beckons the ghosts start to rise © Words and Music by Gary Lucas from the Gary Lucas album Busy Being Born top of page THE MENSCH IN THE MOON There is a man who's living up in the moon and his name is the mensch in the moon he's always busy and he's never bored as he whistles this sad little croon he sweeps up the moon dust then he dusts off the moon rocks as he strolls through the shiny lunar dunes he peeps in the craters as he hunts moon alligators to the song of the old lunar tunes No one knows just how he got to the moon can you fly to the moon on a spoon some think he sailed off in a purple balloon then he landed! right there in the moon! one day he may fly off to saturn or take a trip to Moscow or visit Cameroon but then he'll have to go right back to the moon 'cause his name is the mensch in the moon © Gary Lucas and Walter Horn from the Gary Lucas album Busy Being Born top of page CRAWL SPACE There's a secret place that we like to go just a little space you gotta crouch real low now to enter in through this tiny door you gotta crawl through the wall up on the attic floor Crawl right in and start grinnin' you never have to feel sad whether you're young or old or in between you'll always be glad When the big grumps tell you just exactly what to do you can hide inside a place where the big grumps can't reach you Come on let's crawl bounce on off of that wall turn your back on the mall come on and start to squall bet your butt you gotta haul get on the get-go y'all from Rangoon to Nepal come on we're gonna crawl Now we're in our crawl space our time and our place to take a break from the human race to leave the world without a trace cuttin' through right to the chase can't never put you in your place now you're here at home base this is our crawl space! Now just the other day I got with my pal Peter we crawled into this space we're in the place that can't be sweeter we started singing this song we started feeling so free we made that crawl space spin with our laughter and our glee Callin' out to everybody in the whole wide world to join us in our crawl space 'cause there's room enough to fit you We're on a roll now when we sing this song come into our space 'cause you know it can't be wrong Don't hafta walk tall or hafta kick the ball you gotta heed the call you know we're gonna crawl it's good to get small that's all there is -- that's all you know we never can fall you know we all gotta crawl This is our crawl space put on your craziest face nothing ever gets on our case when we're in our crawl space this is our crawl space climb in step up the pace the big old world we'll soon replace now we're in our crawl space! © Words and Music by Gary Lucas from the Gary Lucas album Busy Being Born top of page A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CLAY He took a hundred pounds of clay and then he made a dreidel he took a hundred pounds of clay an then he laid it on the table then he reached his big hand down and he spun that dreidel around he created a dreidel yes with lots of Chanukah lovin' for you! He took a hundred pounds of clay and then he made a Golem He took a hundred pounds of clay just to bring about world shalom then he reached his big hand down and he spun that Golem around he created a Golem yes with lots of cabbala lovin' for you! He took a hundred pounds of clay and then he made a bagel he took a hundred pounds of clay just to feed a shayna meidl then he reached his big hand down and he spun that bagel around he created a bagel yes with lots of chalachic lovin' for you! New Lyrics © by Gary Lucas, Kenny Hurwitz and Larry Fine from the Gary Lucas album Busy Being Born top of page ADON OLOM Adon Olom, asher mo-lach b'term kol, y'tsir nivraw l'ace na-a-soh, v'chef-tso kol azai melech sh'mo nikro, Adon olom... V'a-cha-ray, kich-los ha-kol l'vah-doe y'm-loch n'oraw -- Adon olom v'hu ho-yaw, v'hu ho-veh v'hu yi-yeh b'sif aw-raw, Adon olom Adon olom... V'hu echod, v'ain shainee l'chamshil lo l'hach beraw -- Adon olom b'lee ray sheese, b'lee sach-leese v'lo haw-oze v'cha-meesraw, Adon olom Adon olom... V'hu alee, v'chai go-ahlee v'tsur chevlee b'ace tsaw-raw -- Adon olom v'hu nee-see, ooh maw nos-lee m'nos kosee b'yom ekraw, Adon olom Adon olom... B'yaw-doe, afkeed roo-chee b'ace eeshahn v'aw-eeraw -- Adon olom v'eem roo-chee, g'vee yaw-see Ado-noi lee v'lo seraw, Adon Olom Adon olom... Text by Solomon Ibn Gabriol, arranged by Gary Lucas from the Gary Lucas album Busy Being Born top of page