Burnt and Broken

by Cisco Caesar

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The debut LP from Cisco Caesar has taken nearly two years, a near-death experience, and a ridiculous amount of talent to produce what may become known as the album of the decade. However, with Cisco Caesar, what decade is the question? Constantly having their live shows compared to those of the great bands of the seventies, these boys have finally decided, after seven years (and only one EP) to release a full length album.

Influences range from funk to country, including a song inspired by their drummer (and former childhood star) having a heart attack. You're not prepared for this you really aren't.

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released August 30, 2014

All songs J. Cisco except: 6) J.Pickett/P.Slattery
All tracks recorded and mixed by JT at Debasement Studios
www.debasement.com.au
Mastering by JT & Oysters at The Oyster Cave
Photography: Lilli May Waters
www.lilliwaters.com
Artwork: Skye Forster & James Cisco
All tracks performed by:
James Cisco - guitar, vocal (except 3 - banjo)
Jacob Cole - guitar
Paul Slattery - bass, vocal (except 5 - bass only)
Jason Torrens - drums (except 7 - vocals)
Guest artists:
3, 4 & 10 - Jeb Cardwell on guitar/lap steel
5 - Jed Pickett on guitar
All except 5 & 7 - Damien Slingsby on keys
1, 9 &10 - Adrian Whitehead on keys

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Cisco Caesar Melbourne, Australia

Cisco Caesar is an alt-blues foursome heavily influenced by old soul, funk, vintage rock and country. Their ridiculous amount of talent combine to make music that's not just catchy, it's downright viral. If you like songs with plenty of vibe and swagger - this band is for you. ... more

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Track Name: Rooster & Lyrebird
Mickey was a Rooster
Gypsy was a Lyrebird
Songs like you've never heard
But only spoke in lies

She ran into this viper
She met him at the county fair
He looked like Samson's heir
And so he won first prize

The Rooster and Lyrebird
Weren't meant to be
She thought she could tame him
But now her song don't sound so sweet
The season's short for deceit

They live in Oklahoma
She cooks and hooks for Mickey now
He's got a whole henhouse
Oh with room to spare

You could have a body
You could have a magic song
But when a Rooster's strong
Oh shit, you'd best beware

The Rooster and Lyrebird
Weren't meant to be
She thought she could tame him
But now her song don't sound so sweet
The season's short for deceit

They flew off to Bermuda
And Gypsy stole his Firebird
And no-one's ever heard
From that liar bird again


She had a body
She had a magic song
And when a Lyrebird's strong
Oh shit, you'd best beware

The Rooster and Lyrebird
Weren't meant to be
She thought she could tame him
But now her song don't sound so sweet
The season's short for deceit

Well Mickey was a Rooster
Gypsy was a Lyrebird
Songs like you've never heard
But only spoke in lies
Songs like you've never heard
But only spoke in lies
Songs like you've never heard
But only spoke in lies
Track Name: Mama Bear
Well Mama Bear's been gone
And now we're barely hanging on
We're spilling Honey all over the road

We'll have a jamboree
That's where everyone will be
Leave your pickup at the fork in the road

Watch the fireworks fly
On the fourth of July
Won't you hold my hand
Watch the marching band
I wanna let you in
I wanna be your friend
I wanna be your sugar
Sweetest Evelyn

Five years to the day
Since the bottom fell away
Now there ain't another place you can go

You gotta take some time
Better find a piece of mine
Cause the one you got is ready to blow

Don't you wonder why
All the fireflies fly
Can't you live without
Anything but doubt

I wanna hold your hand
I wanna be your man
Wanna be your lover
Sweetest Evelyn

Ohhh I
Don't wanna be your clown
Ooooooooh ohhhh yeah.
Ohhh I
Don't wanna let you down
And bring the whole thing round....yeah
Back up and jump real high
Throw some water in the sky
You gotta swing like never before

You gotta swim right out
Yep, you gotta leave the crowd
Until your feet can't touch any more

Don't you wonder why
All the fireflies fly
Can't you live without
Anything but doubt

I wanna hold your hand
I wanna be your man
Wanna be your sugar
Sweetest Evelyn
Track Name: Cutaway Road
Caterpillar stripped the tree
Just like you been stripping me
Got a fruitful little vine
Gonna let it grow, gonna let it climb

Out here on the side road
Seem to rain nearly every single day
All the tractors and the wide loads
Seem to drift off into space

Sprinkle fire out on the water
Take it right down from the sky...oh yeah, oh yeah
Out here on Cutaway Road
Ain't got no engine,
Can't haul no load
Me and this guitar
Said we're 'bout to explode
Out here on Cutaway,
Out here on Cutaway Road

Sarsaparilla 'neath the tree
Got a fearful hold on me
Gotta try and clear my mind
From all the fearful people and Father Time

Out here on the side road
Tractors roll right into the sky
And they move around these crossroads
Just like you and I

Sprinkle fire out on the water
Take it right down from the sky...oh yeah, oh yeah
Out here on Cutaway Road
Ain't got no engine,
Can't haul no load
Me and this guitar
Said we're 'bout to explode
Out here on Cutaway,
Out here on Cutaway road

Sweet Camilla was her name
Every kiss tasted just like rain
Said I drank a little too much wine
Looked at me said “I've got trees to climb”

Out here on the side road
Branches grow right into the sky
And they spindle across the crossroads
Just like you and I

Sprinkle fire out on the water
Take it right down from the sky...oh yeah, oh yeah
Out here on Cutaway Road
Ain't got no engine,
Can't haul no load
Me and this guitar
Said we're 'bout to explode
Out here on Cutaway,
Out here on Cutaway Road
Track Name: Showdown
Don't need another showdown
I'm feeling wore down
And I need a change
I'm feeling lonesome
And you think that I've grown some
But I'm just the same

Well I don't want to argue any more
Well I'm wearing out your door
Wearing out these shoes
Every time I run back to you
Run back to you

You say you're restless
Well I'm tired and breathless
Everything's gone black
You put your hand up
Said you'd help me stand up
Well girl I'd break you're back

Well I don't want to argue any more
Well I'm wearing out your door
Wearing out these shoes
Every time I run back to you
Run back to you

Well I don't want to argue any more
Well I'm wearing out your door
Wearing out these shoes
Every time I run back to you
Run back to you

Don't need another showdown
I'm feeling wore down
And I need a change
Track Name: Unlucky Fool
Never gave a damn, never gave a shit
Never made a plan so I couldn't even quit
Took a stumble
Broke my point of view

Never had the courage, never had the spit
To get right down there in the bottom of the pit
And work hard
Like my grandaddy did

Kept waiting for my soul to change
But nothing's happened and I'm still just the same
I'm not a man, brother I'm a mule
Take a road but it goes nowhere
Feels like I moved but I'm still right here
A lot's passed me by it's true

Never looked for trouble, always looks for me
Where I shouldn't go that's exactly where I'll be
It's a wonder
That I'm here at all

Never had the money always had the time
I'd be a millionaire if I hadn't wasted all my dimes
Chasing curvy women
And heartache too

Kept waiting for my soul to change
But nothing's happened and I'm still just the same
I'm not a man, brother I'm a mule
Take a road but it goes nowhere
Feels like I moved but I'm still right here
A lot's passed me by it's true

But I'm no victim, I'm just an unlucky fool

unlucky fool
unlucky fool
unlucky fool
unlucky fool
unlucky fool
unlucky fool
unlucky fool
Track Name: Chasing Romance
Met this girl
Gave her my number
She called me up
She said do ya
Wanna come over
I said why not

I said that's fine
Just as long as you remember
oh yeah
I said that's fine
Just as long as you know
I'm just chasing romance
I'm chasing romance

I drove over
To her house
And I rang her bell
She looked at me
Saw straight through me
I could tell

Said that's fine
Just as long as you remember
oh yeah
Said that's fine
Just as long as you know
Just chasing romance
I'm chasing romance

Just chasing romance
I'm chasing romance

Life can be so short
You've got to live it while you can
I'm gonna spend my time
Making plans
For romance
aaahhhhhhhhhhhh

I'm chasing romance
Track Name: Heartbreak Heart Attack
Ohh, ohh, ohh, ohh
Go, baby work with what you know
Baby take it throw by throw
The dawn is coming soon
You gotta work, now baby gotta try
Want to be for them tonight
The earth, the sun, the moon

Don't change, baby got to build the name
Gonna set this world aflame, baby
Gotta make it in the show
So don't slide
Sleep on the other side
All out and none to hide
Sit back and watch it blow

Well, I believe in you
And everything you do
So why in the hell am I flat here on my back
With a Heartbreak Heart Attack?

Fly, get 'em up and get 'em high
Look them right into their eyes
And sing into their souls
You gotta wail, take the mic and make the sale
Drop the hammer to the nail
Get 'em losing all control

Steam, heat it up like you're a queen
No need to be obscene
'Cause you know that less is more
Make 'em cry
Make them wish that they could die
If they could just be by your side
Make them scream until they're sore

Well, I believe in you
And everything you do
So why in the hell am I flat here on my back
With a Heartbreak Heart Attack?

Well, I believe in you
And everything you do
So why in the hell am I flat here on my back
On my back
with a (heartbreak)
with a (heartbreak)
With a Heartbreak Heart Attack
Track Name: Future History
Future History

Sunshine, hit the earth with a gilded hand
Now that you're mine
I feel divine like a holy man
I said completely, completely baby that's how I fell
Said you need me, and I need you as well

I'm crazy for you, you're crazy for me
We got a future history
I'll lift you up and I won't bring you down
No I won't bring you down
'Cause baby you're my hometown

In December, when we's walking in the sand
Make me remember, all the cold times when you held my hand
I said forgive me, yeah forgive me baby if I don't tell ya how I feel
You live in me and I live for you now baby you know that's for real...so real

I'm crazy for you, you're crazy for me
We got a future history
I'll lift you up and I won't bring you down
No I won't bring you down
'Cause baby you're my hometown
Track Name: Devil's Here to Stay
Gonna write a little letter, gonna take a little time
Gonna put it all together, stick the reason with the rhyme
Gonna change the way I change things
Gonna stick to what I feel
Stop the way I rearrange things
Do something real

Gonna give up all my vices
Gonna try and tell the truth
Gonna act a little nicer, nicer like you
Gonna kick a little harder
Gonna try and make the grade
Stop the way I'm always losing
Get something saved

After all the things that we've been through
I still think there's nobody better babe
It might strain sometimes to do what we gotta do
But I still think there can't be another way
The devil's here to stay

Feel a change around the corner
Feel a certain kind of greed
Feel the climate getting warmer
Time to think about what I need
Need a woman I can care for
Need a place to put my head
Need a future I can dare for
Stop acting dead

After all the things that we've been through
I still think there's nobody better babe
It might strain sometimes to do what we gotta do
I still think there can't be another way
The devil's here to stay

Devil's here to stay
Track Name: Burnt and Broken
You can blame it all on me
I never ever found a single thing I could be
1 and 1 they don't equal 3
But you wanted more
Try no matter how I might
Seems the devil throws one hell of a fight
How can I be wrong if you don't know what's right
I'm out the door

You never cried when you let me down
I should have known shouldn't have hung around
You got me high you kept me smoking
But now I 'm burned and broken

Fight with you you're always right
Telling me it's black when I know that it's white
I don't wanna take no more shit tonight
I'll stand up and go
Whine you do it all the time
Do it so much that it's blowing my mind
How can I be first if I'm standing in line
I'll never know

You never cried when you let me down
I should have known shouldn't have hung around
You got me high you kept me smoking
But now I 'm burned
You got me high you kept me smoking
But now I'm burned
You got me high you kept me smoking
But now I'm burned and broken

ahhhhh
ahhhhh
ahhhhh

You can blame it all on me
I never ever found a single thing I could be
Baby 1 and 1 they don't equal 3
But you wanted more