Born into This

by Tyger Lamb

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We would like to thank all of our friends and loved ones for support while making this baby and give a special thanks to our good doctors Božo, Branko, Dalibor, Darko, Filip, Hank, Igor, Luka, Mislav, Neven J, Neven M, Šokre, Will and Zox.


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released April 23, 2018

Dirty Old Label, 2018

All songs by Tyger Lamb: Antonelo Vukić (bass), Bruno Vrgoč (guitar), Ivan Horvatić (drums) and Martina Burulic (vocal)
Special guests: Dalibor Pavičić (baritone guitar on Sycamore Tree) and Luka Benčić (keyboards on Cruel Heart and Dirty Water)
Produced by Dalibor Pavičić
Recorded and mixed by Neven Marinac at Morris Studio in January 2018
Mastered by Filip Vidović at Morris Studio
Cover art by Božidar Katić
Layout by Darko Kujundžić

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Track Name: Medicine Man
Hey Mr Medicine Man
There's a man who had my heart in his hands
Hey Mr Medicine Man
Had two hearts, still had no zen

Shadow and light shape every man
Shadow and light shape the spirit of a man
Shadow and light in the choices he makes
Color the soul and the heart of a man

Hey Mr Medicine Man
Bring the light back to that man
Hey Mr Medicine Man
Heal the soul, heal the heart of that man

Use all your lotions
Cast all your spells
Use all your potions
On the heart of that man
Light up the candles
Sing all your chants
Light up the darkness
In the soul of that man

Hey Mr Medicine Man
Use all your medicine
Track Name: Come Hell or High Water
Just like a shadow
They never leave an open door behind
They leave you hanging
Like a picture on the wall
And then they're gone
To find something
New to feed upon

The room is trembling like a river
But the air feels so dead
The doctor says it could be
Some kind of fever
Or even
Something worse
And he shouts in verse
Can we get a nurse
To reverse this curse
Come hell or high water

It comes and goes
Like the trains at the station
It moves like a tropical storm
That forms above the ocean
It sucks up all the water
And it strikes those lovely beaches
Swarming with people
Who saved for months just to reach them
My fair weather friend
You said you'd stick till the end
Come hell or high water
Track Name: Cruel Heart
I never asked from you to walk on water
Maybe somebody else couldn't be content without such feats
I never asked from you to ask for my permission
God forbid me if I ever did

Cruel heart
Cruel heart
Cruel heart
You will weep

I never should, never could, never would've made it through without you
I never should, never could, never would leave you or grieve you
I never should, I never could say all these things to you
Cruel heart

Oftentimes at night I get that awful feeling
When things go wrong
I'm the one who's always guilty
And I'm the one who always pays the price
I lie awake at night staring at the ceiling
Thinking about the life that slipped away from my hands

Cruel heart
Cruel heart
Cruel heart
You never sleep

I never should, never could, never would've made it through without you
I never should, never could, never would leave you or grieve you
I never should, I never could say all these things to you
Cruel heart

Cruel heart
I'm getting too old to talk like a child with you
Track Name: Sugar
My heart is colder than silver
My promises are made of gold
You've been sleeping in a bed of diamonds baby
But diamonds are made of coal
Love is as sweet as any sugar
But tears are made of salt
Some people just waste your time
But they're keeping you involved

I'm your sugargirl
I'm your sugargirl
Don't leave me alone in the rain
Sugarman

They say I got a bad name
I heard them blind dogs bay
Yeah I got a lucky charm
Honey you can't keep me away
It's crazy enough of you to fall in love with me
Baby it's hopeless
Cause the devil's trapped in our sheets
And he's lying there helpless

I'm your sugargirl
I'm your sugargirl
Don't leave me alone in the rain
Sugarman

Well if there's a place called Heaven
They would never let me in
If this Earth is God-given to us
Then why must we be blind to sin
If I ever had a conscience
It must have died on wine
If I ever had a heart
I bet you a nickel
It wasn't worth a dime

I'm your sugargirl
I'm your sugargirl
Don't leave me alone in the rain
Oh sugar...

Seven long years I've been waiting sugarman
Seven black magpies will carry you to me sugarman
Track Name: Ordinary Alright
Sometimes I get hungry cause I got a forgetful mind
Other times I'm so fed up I just wanna break down and cry
Sometimes I'm happy, other times I'm not
Sometimes nobody in the world wants what I got
But most of the time
I'm just ordinary alright
I'm fine

Sometimes it seems like everything is either black or white
Other times I swear I could find a rainbow in the darkest night
Sometimes I'm so high I smell like a skunk
Other times I'm cold sober, no liquor in the world could get me drunk
But most of the time
I'm just ordinary alright
I'm fine

Sometime I get nervous, like a cat I grow eyes on my back
Other times I swear this old Peugeot turns into a Cadillac
Sometimes I look like a tygress, othertimes I feel like a kitty (meow)
Sometimes this little town feels as big as any city
But most of the time
I'm just ordinary alright
I'm fine

I feel fine
Ordinary alright
I feel just fine
If you don't mind
Track Name: The Others
Oh no, we're not the same
We don't have the same names
We're all thrown into this
This world
As it is
We're thrown into this
Born into this
We're all born
As it is

They teach us from day one
Different rules and laws to obey
Before we even learn to say
Yes or no to this game
We're all thrown into this
Born into this
We're all born
As it is

You don't get to choose your truth or lies
If you never jump the walls of your little tribe
Outside of your tribe
There are other rules and laws
And there are other truths to be told
Outside of your walls

We are the others
We don't have the same mothers
We're not the same
We don't have the same fathers
We're not the same

We're the others
We're not the same

We don't have the same names
We don't have the same aims

We're the others
Track Name: Mermaid Tree
Traded sea for land
Now my home my friend
There's an island down in the south
Where I chose to spend the rest of my time

Long time ago when we were young
You sailed the seas and I followed you around
Never set my tail on the ground
Sea was my home, sea was my town

Come to me, I wait by the sea
Play me a tune about the far desert dunes

Now my hair is green
My tail, once blue, now brown roots
I'm still singing to the waves
I just put away my swimming suit

Used to be a maiden of the seas
Now a tree in the sun never leaving the ground
I still breathe the ocean breeze
And I sing out your name in hope that you'll come around

Come to me, I wait by the sea
Play me a tune about the far desert dunes
Come to me, I wait by the sea
Play me a tune about the lands that a mermaid tree can't see

Come
Come to me
Come
I wait by the sea...
Track Name: Sycamore Tree
There's a part of you
And a part of me
Buried under
A sycamore tree
A part of you
And a part of me
Lying in the shadow of
A sycamore tree

A sycamore tree grows in my baby's garden
Sun is high, salt hardened her hair
Oh it's not fair
All the best things – now forgotten

Underneath that sycamore tree we got married
Its shadows hold the love that we carried
No matter where we go a shadow of woe
Reminds us of a life that we buried

A sycamore tree grows in my baby's garden
Sun is high, salt hardened her hair
Oh it's not fair
All the best things – now forgotten

Underneath the sycamore tree
Lies a part of you and a part of me
A part of you and a part of me
Buried underneath the sycamore tree
Track Name: Deja Vu Train
I don't believe in things like hoodoo
But I know that you do
There were so many worlds before ours
And each of them took a whole lot of
Time and power
Building it up
And tearing it down

Deja vu train coming
Boxcars burning
Beneath the mercury moon
It will be here anytime soon

If I too shall die in commotion
Bury my heart at the bottom
Of a deep blue ocean
Memories fire from the back of my brain
Shooting through my mind
Like bullets through soft rain
Help me mamma
I'm a refugee

Deja vu train coming
Boxcars burning
Beneath the mercury moon
It will be here anytime soon
Track Name: Dirty Water
Lyrics:

Fire water got the best of me
Muddy water won't let me rest
Cold water might be good for you
But I can't get dirty water off my chest

Dirty dirty dirty water
All I get is dirty water

You can have what's left of me
Whatever it's worth be my guest
Just let me be what I need to be
And help me get dirty water off my chest

Dirty dirty dirty water
All I get is dirty water
Track Name: Baby Steps
Ever noticed how fast the time rolled on
From the day you were born till the time you've grown
Taking baby steps
Taking baby steps

Got a place to sleep, got food to eat
Ain't like those hungry cats dragging down the street
Taking baby steps
Taking baby steps

Take it easy baby
We're takin baby steps
From now on

Like mamma said
If you're feelin down
Like mamma said
Your luck will turn around

Like mamma said
If you're feelin low
Like mamma said
It's a chance to grow

Call it bad luck sugar, call it what you will
Your heart might be empty right now
But it will get refilled
Taking baby steps
One at a time
Taking baby steps
That make life

Take it easy baby, we're takin' baby steps from now on

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