The Morning After Medicine Show

by Matt Brown

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I recorded this solo album in Los Angeles, circa 2000, not long after my band Uncle Green reached a stalemate with its then-unreleased Rycopa album. The album was funded by EMI publishing and includes veteran pros like Pete Thomas (drummer, Elvis Costello and the Attractions), Rami Jaffe (keyboard player, The Wallflowers, Foo Fighters), and Dan McCarroll (drummer, The Greys, current music business big wig). The album was produced by Rick Neigher and Matt Brown.

I played everything else on the album myself.

This album exists on CD in a limited edition of 100 copies, but has otherwise been unavailable up till now.

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released February 22, 2014

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Matt Brown is a singer/songwriter from Somerset, NJ. He played for 20 years with the bands Uncle Green and 3 lb. Thrill, releasing many albums on both indie and major labels. Currently he runs the Theme Music group on Facebook, where amateur and professional musicians contribute original songs and covers according to a weekly posted theme. ... more

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Track Name: King of the Nighttime
I'm gonna wait till the world goes to bed
And then I'll drain all these dreams from my head
Splashing up against the bedroom walls
Spilling over like a waterfall tonight

King of the Nighttime
King of the World
King of the Nighttime
King of the World
I'll resign when I see the sun rise

'Cause it's a brilliant electrical spark
That I can see like a cat in the dark
See me sitting on a moon-lit throne
All the universe is mine alone tonight

King of the Nighttime
King of the World
King of the Nighttime
King of the World
I'll resign when I see the sun rise

I will be purified
I'll reconnect with myself
And anybody who could bring me down
Won't be around
'Cause it's a private place
My time and space

See me sitting on a moon-lit throne
All the universe is mine alone tonight

King of the Nighttime
King of the World
King of the Nighttime
King of the World
I'll resign when I see the sun rise
Track Name: Not Waking Up
I just rolled up all the coins to pay the rent with
I got nothing left to barter for the bills

So I'm not waking up
I'm not waking up next time
I'm not waking up
I'm not waking up next time

I don't want to check the classifieds on Sunday
I don't want to get another loser job

So I'm not waking up
I'm not waking up next time
I'm not waking up
I'm not waking up next time

'Cause I had a dream last night
It said, "Everything is gonna be alright"
I had a dream last night
But it's over

I got warnings piling up inside the mailbox
I got angry messages on my machine

So I'm not waking up
I'm not waking up next time
I'm not waking up
I'm not waking up next time

'Cause I had a dream last night
It said, "Everything is gonna be alright"
I had a dream last night
But it's over
I'm not going to face this day
Unless everything is gonna go my way
'Cause I had a dream last n
Track Name: Turntable, Turn
Where did the time go?
How'd it slip away?
There was a song on
The radio today
I could see my face on a Kodak screen
In the sweet sunlight
And everything
Came to life...

Turntable, turn around
Take me to the place that I still dream about
Turntable, turn around
Take me to another place, I want to be surrounded by that sound

I can remember
How it used to be
Feeling the breakers
Rolling over me
I can hear that song in a flashback dream
And it sounds so right
And everything
Comes to life...

Turntable, turn around
Take me to the place that I still dream about
Turntable, turn around
Take me to another place, I want to be surrounded by that sound

From the morning
Till the sun goes down
I wanna turn you around
Because I need it
Now I'm spellbound
I wanna turn you around

Now that I'm older
I'm playing in a band
Still I'm bewildered
I still don't understand
When the playback comes and the speakers boom
And the room's alive
How everything
Comes to life...

Turntable, turn around
Take me to the place that I still dream about
Turntable, turn around
Take me to another place, I want to be surrounded by that sound
Track Name: Daddy's Got Money Again
Gonna take a holiday
Drive down to LA
Buddy up with movie stars
How pretty they are
And all my friends who still survive
Won't they be surprised
They'll set me up with choice cocaine
We'll piss it all down the drain, because

Daddy's got money again

Gonna go to India
Stick a dot on my head
Any color that I want
Green, yellow, or red
Gonna see the Taj Mahal
I'll write my name on the wall
I'll feed the poor along the way
It's a red letter day, because

Daddy's got money again

And it's been a painful climb
'Cause it's been the longest time

Gonna call my favorite girl
Sweet mother of pearl
And if I see she's still a B
I'll spring for the D
We're gonna jet to Vegas and
We're gonna roll 'em again
We'll double down the cheapie booze
We got nothing to lose, because

Daddy's got money again
Track Name: Take It Over
There were fireworks and hammers raining over me
There were parasites and demons at my heels
Moving fast and moving slow
Through a long scenario
of movie reels, of movie reels

I came crawling to the kingdom on my hands and knees
Just a joker with a poker in my hand
I surveyed the tricks and treats
All the beauties and the beasts
Across the land, across this land

Woooo, now take it over
Woooo, now take the wheel for just a while
It's a crazy road as far as I can see
'Cause it doesn't really go from A to B

Now I'm trying to find a made-to-order holy grail
In the arbitrary nature of the ride
But I'm crawling in the back
'Cause I need to take a nap
For just a while, a good, long while

Woooo, now take it over
Woooo, now take the wheel for just a while
It's a crazy road as far as I can see
'Cause it doesn't really go from A to B

Woooo, now take it over
Woooo, now take the wheel for just a while
It's a crazy road as far as I'm aware
'Cause it doesn't really go from here to there
Track Name: Wide Awake
All night you'll be wide awake

Well, you're in control
And you're in command
You've got the beasties eating out
Of the palm of your hand
It's a massive load
It's too much to take

And all night you'll be wide awake

Well, you wear the crown
You sit on the throne
And all the stars are realigning
For you alone
It's a massive load
There's so much at stake

And all night you'll be wide awake

'Cause it's all gone crazy
And you just can't understand
How it's so out of hand now

Well, you're in control
So take up the reins
You've got a world below you
Cracking under the strain
And it's waiting on
Every move that you make

And all night you'll be wide awake
Track Name: Supernatural Baby
You've got pipe dreams
Widescreen fantasies
You're a long way gone
But you don't mind

You've got wild eyes
Crazed and hypnotized
You're a long way gone
But you'll be fine

When supernatural baby comes around
When supernatural baby lays you down
You'll be lost in that holy make believe
It's alright, it's alright

You play strange keys
Half-baked masterpiece
You're a long way gone
But you'll be fine

When supernatural baby comes around
When supernatural baby lays you down
You'll be lost in that holy make believe
It's alright, it's alright

I've seen bad days
Jigsaw matinees
I'm a long way gone
But I'll be fine

When supernatural baby comes around
When supernatural baby lays you down
You'll be lost in that holy make believe
It's alright, it's alright

When supernatural baby comes around
When supernatural baby lays me down
I'll be lost in that holy make believe
It's alright, it's alright
Track Name: Sick and Tired of Saying Goodbye
Here I go, I'm boarding the plane
It's always the same
My heart is in pain
Here we go, we're flying through the clouds
Strangers around
You can't cry out loud

I wanna hijack the plane
I wanna turn it around

'Cause I'm so sick and tired of saying goodbye
And when I get back home, I'll stay by your side

All I wanna do is pretend
The plane's gonna land
In the place it began
All I wanna do is go home
The people below
Have more than they know

I wanna jump off the wing
I wanna land in your arms

'Cause I'm so sick and tired of saying goodbye
And when I get back home, I'll stay by your side

Fly me backwards
My destination is wrong
Carry me where I belong this time

Tell the captain to land
'Cause I've made up my mind

'Cause I'm so sick and tired of saying goodbye
And when I get back home, I'll stay by your side
Track Name: Solar Sister
And so you came to the Wrecking Ball
Broken down for sure
An eerie sound like a siren call
Led you to the door
And all the tiles on the mirror ball
Reflected tired eyes
But just ahead up against the wall
She lights that flame
You call her name

Solar Sister, please, I just wanna blow this dive
Solar Sister, please, I wanna get out alive
So lead the way before me
Slip me out the back and shine a light

You move your way through the ghostly scene
The crowd too dead to dance
And you can see now you've always been
Caught up in their trance
You lift your head from an empty glass
And look around the room
But could it be now your moment's passed
The jukebox soon
Will play that tune

Solar Sister, please, I just wanna blow this dive
Solar Sister, please, I wanna get out alive
So lead the way before me
Slip me out the back and shine a light

'Cause I've been asking for it
Delving into every kind of vice
So lift me out before it
Turns me into something I despise

Solar Sister, please, I just wanna blow this dive
Solar Sister, please, I wanna get out alive
So lead the way before me
Slip me out the back and shine a light
Track Name: Vaporland
Somewhere remote and far away
A house of cards begins to sway
A matador has lost his cape
Looks around for an escape
Now the street where you stand
Crumbles into the sand
Of Vaporland

A stranger comes to you tonight
A supervillain dressed in white
No air control can find the plane
Once you've handed him the reins
All the roots in the ground
Pull the set pieces down
To Vaporland

Caught up in the waterfall
Lured in and seduced along the way
Now where's your wherewithal?
How did black and white turn into gray?

Skeletons on their knees
Look for skeleton keys
In Vaporland
Track Name: Glow in the Dark
No words, no story
No one can say it all
You want satori?

Look for the spark
Glow in the dark
With secret light
Shine like a star
Glow in the dark
With secret light
Light on

No mouth, no mantra
No tongue could tell it all
You want Valhalla?

Look for the spark
Glow in the dark
With secret light
Shine like a star
Glow in the dark
With secret light

Just how far gone could you have been
When every door leaves further in?

No cure, No manna
No one can lay it out
You want Nirvana?

Look for the spark
Glow in the dark
With secret light
Shine like a star
Glow in the dark
With secret light
Light on
Track Name: Amazing
When I was lost in my own head
Fragile and dangling by a thread
Waiting to drop once and for all
When I was too far gone to see
Anything higher up than me
Somehow I never seemed to fall

And when I came around
I stood there looking down, way down
It was amazing
Amazing

When I'm so high I can't control
That there was any pain at all
Feeling like nothing can go wrong
When I was too high up to see
Anything looming under me
Somehow it never lasted long

And when I came around
I looked up from the ground, and those clouds
Were amazing
Amazing

Now you can't believe anything
'Cause you're chained to what's happening
And you don't really see it at all

When I'm about to slip away
When I've got one foot in my grave
I don't believe I'll be afraid

'Cause when I come around
I'll lay there looking out, no doubt
So amazing
Amazing