Random Thoughts Around Midnight

by Ronnie Slogun

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Humongous thanks to my music comrade, dear friend, and fellow bourbon connoisseur Stephan Friedman for single-handedly pulling off this enormous task!

Many thanks to his other half Dana Gleichenhaus for providing extra help whenever needed, necessary conditions and yummy grubs.

Special thanks to Igor Vargotsky for killer sax melodies, Igor Maximenko, Tim Achilov, Greg Langford, Vashti Bunyan, Evan Dando and Mary Timony, and one very special girl for the inspiration.

Big thank you to all my friends and fans, my dear family, cosmic rays of creative influence, and all the felines in the world.

This album is for you, Gotoku Vlasa.

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released April 17, 2016

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All music and lyrics © 2015 Ronnie Slogun

Ronnie Slogun - lead and backing vocals, Bass VI, electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards
Stephan Friedman - backing vocals, drum programming, effects, samples, keyboards, harmonica
Igor Vargotsky - saxophone on "Her Fragile Wings" and "Baby Blue Eyes"

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Valkoinen Pöllö Studios in January 2015 – March 2016 by Stephan Friedman.

Produced by Stephan Friedman with additional production by Ronnie Slogun.

Artwork and concept by Stephan Friedman.
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For inquiries / proposals / artist support, please write to: ronnieslogun@gmail.com.

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Ronnie Slogun Ottawa, Ontario

Originally from the outskirts of Andromeda, Ronnie Slogun currently resides on Planet Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy. Elegiac prince of spatial courtship, forever a humble servant of Her Highness La Tristesse, his rhymes may be as tender as a summer breeze and as pungent as a Jalapeno pepper. Well-versed balladeer,he sings of carnal pleasure, cosmic perturbations and worldly wisdom ... more

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Track Name: Her Fragile Wings
In the darkness
Behind lurking shadows of yesterdays
She dwells
And no one
Who can help her out of this bottomless pit is there

On the milk white clouds
That are made of her dreams
She plans her escape
She’s spreading her wings
Her fragile wings

In the mirrors
Where everyone looks exactly the same
She goes
And the fire
That’s almost been snuffed
Still burning inside so slow

On the milk white clouds
That are made of her dreams
She plans her escape
She’s spreading her wings
Her fragile wings
Track Name: Down By The River
Down by the river
Where the current’s slow
Moon grins with delight
From the down below

Torches light up slowly
Criminals, beware
Swarm of mosquitoes
With glass-eyed stares

Greeted by the devils, we’re all gathered by the shore
Waiting for the angels but they come around no more

Drive away the devil
Watch out for the rats
Eating quesadillas
Evangelistic brats

Sitting by the fire
Some mayo on the side
Father Billy Marshall
Is too afraid to hide

Greeted by the devils, we’re all gathered by the shore
Waiting for the angels but they come around no more

Down by the river
Twenty feet below
One day we'll be rising
For the final blow

Feeling kinda seasick
Feeling kinda small
Set your soul on fire
Answer the nature’s call

Greeted by the devils, we’re all gathered by the shore
Waiting for the angels but they come around no more
Greeted by the angels, we’re all gathered by the shore
Waiting for the devils, but they come around no more

...Down by the river
Where the current’s slow
Moon grins with delight
From the down below
Track Name: Please Believe Me
Please believe me when I say I never did
Things that the jury said I have done
Please believe me, I never hurt anyone
Well at least since when I’m on the run

I was lucky enough to escape from the prison yard
Swam two hours straight till I reached the land
Empty gas cistern became my sleeping bed
Bullet wounds on my head and my hands

Been trying to go back to my old mother’s farm
Old mother’s love’s gonna heal any wound
Clean any scar, let go of a deadly sin
Old mother’s love is just never too soon

But when I got there, I saw someone’s funeral
Hard to believe that I was awake
When a man said “Son, she passed on last Tuesday
We laid her remains to rest in the lake.”

It rained for two days, and I put them off the trail
I lay soaked with rain, face down in the mud
Please let me in, I will lay right here by the door
I swear I’ll be gone at the first streaks of dawn

Please believe me when I say I never did
Things that the jury said I have done
Please believe me, I never hurt anyone
Well at least since when I’m on the run
Track Name: Tonight
...and finally, I'm sorry for the way I kicked your ass
I never thought that this would be the way for our love to pass
I still remember all the things we said
And love we shared, and games we played
And parts we bared while walking hand in hand

But tonight
Tonight I'm not alone
No way, I'm coming home
Tonight I'm not alone...

Yesterday was Sunday, and the streets were wet with rain
I was walking nightly when I thought I heard your voice again
I still remember all the things we said
And love we shared, and games we played
And parts we bared while walking hand in hand

But tonight
Tonight I'm not alone
No way, I'm coming home
Tonight I'm not alone...
Track Name: Things Ain't Goin' Well
Things ain’t goin’ well
Her body startin’ to smell
I must dispose of it before the day is done

She was my favorite miss
How did it come to this?
Yes once I loved her, but now she sure is gone

Things ain’t goin’ well
My life has turned to hell
I now recall she hit me first with a frying pan

We used to brawl and hiss
It sure ain’t been no bliss
Yes once I loved her, but now she sure is gone

Things ain’t goin’ well
Her body startin’ to swell
And the deputy is scourin’ my backyard

I’m gonna miss her kiss
How did it come to this?
Yes once I loved her, but now she sure is gone
Track Name: Seemingly So
You could close the door to not let them in
You could try to fight off darkness and sin
You could try to cry or lie down and die
But it wouldn’t stop it from turning

There’s a dust on the doorstep, what happened that day?
He was a nice guy all-round, smiling and gay
Not the gay in that sense, well I guess you know
But he didn’t stop it from turning

The truth is the truth hurts
Well, let it bleed
Sometimes the prick of the conscience
Is all that you need
Just remember, they won’t stop it from turning

We’ve been through some dark times, we’ll always be
More than it matters to you and to me
Metal and wire, dust, soil and sand
But we won’t stop it from turning

Travel cross-country, go to the sea
Dive to the bottom of the ancient creek
We’ll meet at sunset in one thousand years
‘Cause we can’t stop it from turning

The truth is the truth hurts
Well, let it bleed
Sometimes the prick of the conscience
Is all that you need
Just remember, they won’t stop it from turning
Track Name: Agamruth
Last night I saw a girl in my dreams
She was the best thing that I’ve ever seen
Alabaster skin, blueberry eyes
She walked in the light

I woke up at five, I tossed and turned until six
She is the one thing that I always missed
I’ll cruise around town, I’ll hang around
Until I find you

Agamruth, Agamruth
How I wanna touch your boobs
Agamruth, Agamruth
How I wanna touch your boobs
Touch your thighs, kiss your eyes
They’re shining brighter than the stars in the skies
Agamruth, Agamruth

Now I’m walking the streets of this city of lights
Not sure where I will end up tonight
One time I thought I caught a glimpse of your hair
I stood and stared

I’m back in my room of heartache and gloom
Feels like I’m waltzing at the edge of my doom
I’m drawing the blinds to look at the skies
They look like your eyes...
Track Name: The Road
Sin, the only way I’ve known
Today I’m here, tomorrow I’ll be heading home
Guilt, the only way I’ve grown
Today I’m here, tomorrow I’ll be heading home

The road is long, gotta leave before dawn
The road is long, I’ll follow the moon home

Pain, the only way I’ve known
Today I’m here, tomorrow I’ll be heading home
Shame, the only way I’ve grown
Today I’m here, tomorrow I’ll be heading home

The road is long, gotta leave before dawn
The road is long, I’ll follow the moon home
Track Name: Baby Blue Eyes
Baby, she's got blue eyes
Baby, she's got blue eyes
Blue as the skies before sunrise
Blue as a heart without light

Baby, she's got blue eyes
Baby, she's got blue eyes
Blue as the deepest sea
Blue as your mind, blue as my mind

Baby, now she's gone away
Baby, now she's gone away
Far away, to the land of dreams
Far away, to the land of ghosts...

Baby, she had blue eyes
Baby, she had blue, blue eyes
In the hallways, I always hear her voice
In the hallways, I still hear her voice