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  1. Sea of Cortez

From the album Explodes and Disappears

Lyrics

SEA OF CORTEZ
Copyright 2016 Walter Salas-Humara and Paul Cullum
Published 2016 Lagartija Music (BMI) and Neology Music (BMI)

Walter Salas-Humara - voice, guitar and bass
Paul Cullum - supporting voice
Brad Bays - guitar
Ryan Williams - piano
Konrad Meissner - drums
Mark Dixon - percussion
Jonathan Rundman - supporting voice

Joe from San Felipe liked to dance upon the waves
He had everything he needed to see him safely to the grave
But the tourists all stopped coming to his Baja Taco stand
The corvina all stopped running, he had to find a better plan
So he ran some sinsemilla to an airstrip in the weeds
Where he met a Frog Princess who'd provide for all his needs
All he had to do was drive her for an hour every night
Til he found himself dissected in an incandescent light

And I will go where sand and sea will shelter me
And I will know that I am home

Roxie had a temper that was hard on all her men
She swore she'd never winter on Lake Michigan again
She took her two Rottweilers down to Puerto Penasco
Where she built a catcus garden and watched the estuary flow
She found a local handyman to help her with a thing or two
Dark and mysterious, he knew exactly what to do
But when she learned he did the same with all the widows 'round the bay
They found him in the desert, mostly cinders, blown away

And I will go where sand and sea will shelter me
And I will know that I am home

Dale made a fortune with a startup in La Jolla
Meth made the days shorter but inflamed his paranoia
So he bought himself a franchise in Las Conchas pushing solar
Built an earth-cooled bunker, a private Eden to grow older
But developers soon found his paradise, and he reached a crossroads
Tried to monkey-wrench their machinery, set fire to their condos
Now he's holed up with some potted meat and Red Bull he bought at Costco
Waiting for the helicopters on his rooftop with a crossbow

And I will go where sand and sea will shelter me
And I will know that I am home

There is a place where sand and sea is destiny
The undertow will take us home
Where we belong
The siren song
Will lead us home
To the Sea of Cortez