One Drop of Poison

by Circe Link

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A fine development of the Cowboy Jazz sound ,this record has humor mixed in with it’s darkness. From soft and swinging to hot club barn burners the sounds evoke a nostalgia for times you never knew.

Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Christian Nesmith at Studio MoonJuneSpoon, Los Angeles California
Except “Sleeping Dogs” Recorded by Stevie Blacke in Los Angeles California
Mastered by Brant Biles at MiCasa Multimedia Los Angeles California
Photography by Paul Postal
Art & Design by Circe Link

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released June 1, 2005

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Track Name: One Drop of Poison
Album: One Drop of Poison
Track 1. One Drop of Poison

One drop of poison every day is what you use
You’ve got me craving something you have
I get well on you
Each night I’m dying, so sick and blue
The antidote it lies in, your kiss so cruel

Who would suspect an angel like you?
They’d never guess
You’re feeding me that old devils food
I like it best
When I am higher, out of control
I’ll eat your fire, and pay with my soul

One drop of poison every day
Makes me so sick I’d never stray
Oh but I would follow anywhere you go
But don’t tell me this is love, oh say it ain’t so

Because love is the root of evil
And love is the way they string you out
Stabbing my heart with a needle
Spilling my junkie blood on the ground

Each morning when I wake up to you
I could just die
Every small dose from your loving spoon
Tastes like a lie

And I know the terrible thing you do
But I don’t mind
Bad medicine is a little like truth
And I like mine

One drop of poison every day
Makes me so sick I’d never stray
I would follow anywhere you go
But don’t tell me this is love, oh say it ain’t so

Written by
Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) 2005
Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing (BMI) 2005
Track Name: Sorrow For Three
Track 2. Sorrow for Three

He loves her and I love him
She thinks I am just a friend
Two for lies and one for truth
And it’s sorrow for three

Friday they go shooting pool
By the jukebox I’m his fool
One big joke but twice as cruel
When it’s sorrow for three

This time it’s one more round of sympathy
Bartender make it fast oh can’t you see
My number’s coming up, he’s calling me
So make it sorrow for three

Sorrow, sorrow rue the day
When he came upon my way
I know he’s no good they say
But I choose sorrow, sorrow anyway

Tender kisses holding hands
Damn those golden wedding bands
One time burned but two times scorned
I’ve got sorrow for three

Maybe they well break apart
If they do I’ll be on guard
Two wrongs could make one thing right
Till then it’s sorrow for three

This time it’s one more round of sympathy
Bartender make it fast oh can’t you see
My number’s coming up, he’s calling me
So make it sorrow, sorrow, sorrow for three

Written By Circe Link
Narccisiphus Music (BMI) 2004
Track Name: Can't Make The Rain
Track 3. Can’t Make the Rain

It feels like it’s never gonna rain again
So dry my world’s gone up in flames
And I try to shed my thousand tears
I’ve carried all the years the sum of all my fears
But I can’t make the rain, can’t face the rain
Can’t make the rain come down

Black fire enshrouding all my dreams today
So high the smoke from what remains
And I try to let the deluge out
And end the evil drought and wash away my doubts

But I can’t make the rain, can’t face the rain
Can’t make the rain come down
Out in the dessert I weave and I sway
With open arms I plead
Send forth the storm clouds to wash me away
Anointed water so sweet

It feels like I’ll never be the same again
Desire my burning noose of shame
And I try to cry for what I’ve done
And face what I’ve become right back where I begun
But I just can’t take the rain, can’t make the rain
Can’t make the rain come down
No I can’t make the rain

Written By Circe Link
Narccisiphus Music (BMI) 2004
Track Name: Life Is A Bitch
Track 4. Life is a Bitch

Remember when a hare and tortoise raced?
That bunny knew for sure he’d take the cake
So he went out and found a shady tree, I tell you
So when he did awake from his sweet nap
He heard the finish line ring out a snap
And with his head into his hands he cried

Life’s a bitch to win when you’re lying down
A bitch to him that is vain and proud
A bitch with vengeful lessons
Let’s just hope you get them
Now, remember life is a bitch

There used to be a guy named King Midas
It just so happened that got a wish
Now everything he touches turns to gold, I tell you
One morning with his daughter by his side
One touch was all it took to end her life
Now what he loved the most is gone he cries

Life’s a bitch when you lose it all to greed
A bitch to fools full of their envy
A bitch with simple guidelines
Now might be the right time
To, remember life is a bitch

A trip that’ll thrill you
They say you don’t get two
If doesn’t kill you
To do what you should do
Start towing the good line
Cause there ain’t no next time
It’s a bitch

A trip that’ll thrill you
They say you don’t get two
If doesn’t kill you
To do what you should do
Start towing the good line
Cause there ain’t no next time

Life’s a bitch to face with a heart of stone
A bitch who’ll bite on your funny bone
A bitch with evil humor
Better learn it sooner
Than later
Because you reap just what you sow
As if you didn’t know I tell you, life is a bitch

Written by
Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) 2005
Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing (BMI) 2005
Track Name: Love's Train
Track 5. Love’s Train

Hands on my hips I smile real big and throw my hair back
I wink my eye and purse my lips, what could I lack?
Yes sir this one could do, but I’m not sure
No sir don’t say word just ride on through

Love’s train passing me by but that’s how it goes
Love’s train passing me by
And I’ll never know why I missed that train again

I pack my bags I tell my friends but it’s getting old
I am afraid to take that ride truth be told
No deal he’s not for me, but I’m not sure
Yes sir he’s looking good but let’s wait and see

Love’s train passing me by and that’s how it goes
Love’s train passing me by
And I’ll never know why I missed that train again

I want to ride that burning steel
But I’ve got to drive see that’s the deal
Don’t wanna lose control so I don’t go
Don’t wanna break my heart

I’ll wear a hole right in the ground at this old station
Last engine through that I have seen been quite some time
Yes sir I look a fool, don’t be so sure
No way, could be today, and it might be you

Love’s train passing me by look there it goes, I tell you
Love’s train passing me by
I’ll never know why I missed that train again

Written By
Michiko Freemond (BMI)
Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI)
Rossana Schnieder – Flutterbye and Bye (BMI)
Track Name: Cheshire Moon
Album: One Drop of Poison
Track 6. Cheshire Moon

Now when the night is late and you’re longing for me
Just turn your face up into the darkened skies
You’ll see a slip of light as the mornings dawning
Behold the reckless jewel I have gone to find

And now the Cheshire Moon will guide me
With his smile, oh yeah
You know the Cheshire Moon will try to drive you wild

I’ve been down the rabbit hole
I’ve sailed on a sea of my tears
If there’s one thing I’ve learned
It’s leave no stone unturned
Who needs regret through the years

So if you dare to follow the path behind me
Just set aside you fears and begin to climb
Much better lost than stuck in the mire behind you
At least the journey there will be quite a time

And now the Cheshire Moon will guide me
With his smile, oh yeah
Beware the Cheshire Moon will try to drive you wild

Written By Circe Link
Narccisiphus Music (BMI) 2004
Track Name: Downtown
Track 7. Downtown

The day begins the way it ends the day before
Tomorrow will be different but today it’s more
He knows that it isn’t right, but he’s just too sick to fight
You’ll never wanna meet another one like him
You see the ugly beauty underneath his skin
He wants to eat of the night
He wants cook it up, with cotton clean enough,
He wants to shoot out the light

I see him downtown, downtown
Everything black tar and brown
He’s falling down town, downtown
Where he won’t ever get up off the ground

And now he’s so high he tires not to fall asleep
And now he’s so low he goes sinking into the deep

The dirty truth is right behind the sweetest lies
It’s come to this he’s chosen that so say goodbye
And Lord I pray for his soul
He’s falling deep down below, there ain’t no coming back
He shakes the casket latch as cries for help as he goes

I see him downtown, downtown
Everything black tar and brown
He’s falling down town, downtown
Where he won’t ever escape shackles of his bleak fate
Where the prison of scars lay their claim

Oh Lord he’s going downtown
Downtown everything black and tar brown
He’s falling downtown
Downtown where he won’t ever get up off the ground
No no he’ll never get up off the ground
He’s going downtown

Written By
Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) 2005
Bart Ryan – Ryan Records (SESAC)
Track Name: Went and Fell in Love
Album: One Drop of Poison
Track 8. Went and Fell in Love

Ooo that funny feeling, oh my head is reeling
Ooo that funny feeling, looks like I went and fell in love
Ooo don’t say I show it, mmm I can’t control it
Oh that funny feeling, looks like I went and fell in love

Well a band of happy little blue birds chase me up and down the street
And every each stranger that I pass by smiles so big I see his teeth
The flowers stretch themselves in my way to tip their yellow caps
Why is the sky is full of sunshine, when it should be all black?

Ooo that funny feeling, oh my head is reeling
Ooo that funny feeling, looks like I went and fell in love
Looks like I went and fell in love
Well oh lord I’d hoped to be above it
Looks like I went and fell in love

I thought I’d hit it, split it, be the first to quit it, lest I should get bit

Ooo that funny feeling, oh my heart is reeling
Ooo that funny feeling, looks like I went and fell in love

Well it seems that everywhere is playing a tango or a waltz
And when I look into his big eyes I never see the faults
I’m gonna find that bloody cupid and wring his little neck
Because his wicked little arrow has made my life a wreck

Ooo that funny feeling, oh my heart is reeling
Ooo that funny feeling, looks like I went and fell in love
Ooo don’t say I show it, mmm I can’t control it
Oh that funny feeling, looks like I went and fell in love
Looks like I went and fell in love

Written by
Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music 2004 (BMI)
Christian Nesmith – Neztoons Publishing 2004 (BMI)
Track Name: Sleeping Dogs
Track 9. Sleeping Dogs

Let sleeping dogs lie let by gones go by
You made your own bed where your sorrow rests
They sleep in your soul and temper the shame
With old tired eyes they close out the pain
Your worn out old friend whose memory never ends
Dreams up all the time that you’ve lost again

Let sleeping dogs lie and shine on the pain
You’ll never know why but your still to blame

Sleeping dogs lay still all through the night
Sleeping dogs lay still now don’t you cry
Sleeping dogs, sleeping dogs

Let sleeping dogs lie let by gones go by
Some things that we dread are better unsaid
They hide in a smile and never complain
With shaggy old coats they’re broken and lame
Don’t ever forget what waking them will do
‘Cause this hungry pack will leave nothing of you

Let sleeping dogs lie and shine on the pain
You’ll never know why but your still to blame
Let sleeping dogs lie let by gones go by
You made your own bed where your sorrow rests
Ya some things that we dread are better unsaid

Written By
Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI)
Track Name: Lovely Moon
Track 10. Lovely Moon

I fell asleep the night the moon came to call
There in your arms he saw I was his no more
I fell asleep the night the moon came to call
I made the lovely moon a lonely heart

Lonely at the window there
I would sing his name
Would he come and care for me
I made my little prayer

Lonely in the sky he weeps
Lovely in the light he bleeds
Lovely moon lonely moon
Cries over my love for you

I fell into the night in tender embrace
There in dark with you taking place
I was with you the night the moon came to call
I made the lovely moon a lonely heart
I made the lovely moon a lonely heart

Written by
Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) 2005
Christian Nesmith - Neztoons Publishing (BMI) 2005
Track Name: Blue Skies
Track 11. Blue Skies

I level out my thumb
I’m gonna hitch a ride on the morning sun
You know flying is so easy with nothing to lose
And you gotta risk your neck to grab the golden fruit

High up on my own
I’m holding onto the back of Job
You know to some this way must seem so all alone
But when the velvet dusk goes black I feel right at home

‘Cause I don’t mind just where I’m at
I’ve got those old ghosts at my back
And when we get down safe from here we’ll have some tea
‘Cause I have grown to like their kind of company

And now were riding on the blue skies
My soul is spinning angel feather light
In vertigo I lose all sense of time
I’m sailing on the blue skies

High up on this plane
I gain some free falling of state of grace
And now I know that truth is free and god is love
And off the wreck of my desire I swan dive jump

And I don’t mind just where I’m at
I’ve got those old ghosts at my back
And when we get down safe from here we’ll have some tea
‘Cause I have grown to like their kind of company

And now were sailing on the blue skies
My spinning soul is angel feather light
In vertigo I lose all sense of time
I’m sailing on the blue skies

On the blue skies far from home, through the black night on my own

Written By
Circe Link – Narccisiphus Music (BMI) 2004
Christian Nesmith- Neztoons Publishing (BMI) 2004
Track Name: Black The Sky
Track 12. Black the Sky

Ok so it can’t be right I cry and try and think and fight
Ok so I need some help but they can’t fix the way I feel
Just one day just one second
Maybe just a minute, feel no pain

Oh whoa I walk the line, black the sky
Oh whoa I walk the line, black the sky

Ok so I don’t think like you do it’s not my fault
Ok so I try to find that fitting missing part
Just one day just one second
Maybe just a minute, feel no pain

Oh whoa I walk the line. black the sky
Oh whoa I walk the line, black the sky

Something keeps me hanging on
I guess my mother made me strong
Crawling through this jungle from this puzzle I come from
Just one day just one second
Maybe just a minute, feel no pain

Oh whoa I walk the line. black the sky
Oh whoa I walk the line, black the sky

Written by
King’s X