Keen Dream

by Z Plan

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Recorded in Wanakena, NY and Harrisonburg, VA May/June 2017

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released July 4, 2017

All songs by Michael Hudson
Album art by Nolan Fedorow

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Z Plan is an experimental pop groop based in Harrisonburg, VA.

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Track Name: Camp Wanakena
Camp Wanakena
Tell your folks you're gone for a month
Attempting to have an out-of-body experience
Camp Wanakena
Pitch your tent and gather a log
Attending to knowledge encountered by the ancient ones
In Camp Wanakena

Camp Wanakena
You'll be OK
Even if there's snow in May
Camp Wanakena
Let's play croquet
Even if there's snow in May
Camp Wanakena
Make a sundae
Even if there's snow in May
Camp Wanakena
Wear lingerie
Even if there's snow in May
In Camp Wanakena

Camp Wanakena
Making friends with dismal swamps
In order to find a convenient place to be alone
Camp Wanakena
The golden flashback
The greasy fatback
The piney tamarack
The sunken lands
Camp Wanakena
The muddy greeting
The preacher speeding
The winter receding
The crafty hands
In Camp Wanakena

Camp Wanakena
You'll be OK
Even if there's snow in May
Camp Wanakena
Let's play croquet
Even if there's snow in May
Camp Wanakena
Make a sundae
Even if there's snow in May
Camp Wanakena
Wear lingerie
Even if there's snow in May
In Camp Wanakena
Track Name: Hotel Wanakena Blues
I got the Hotel Wanakena tryna' find a place to stay-a blues
I got the Hotel Wanakena tryna' find a place to stay-a blues
But when I came to this town
It was all torn down, oh boohoo

Oh I drove a thousand miles 'cause I heard it was the place to be
Oh I drove a thousand miles 'cause I heard it was the place to be
When I called up Billy Bean
He was nowhere to be seen, oh me

I got a couple trucks of lumber tryna' find a place to build my home
I got a couple trucks of lumber tryna' find a place to build my home
But when my feet hit the ground
It was just a ghost town, what's wrong?

I heard they got accommodations when you need a vacation bed
I heard they got accommodations when you need a vacation bed
Oh you silly silly boy
Try the Hotel Conroy instead

I'm on the Oswegatchie river tryna' find a place to dip my toes
I'm on the Oswegatchie river tryna' find a place to dip my toes
I was asleep then awake
Deep in Cranberry Lake
I slipped away in the stream
And I woke up in a dream
Goodness knows
Track Name: Cranberry Lake
Cranberries
Jams and jellies
Newborn babies
On the Oswegatchie
Warm Fridays
Black fly days
Golden sun rays
On the lake reflecting
Stone manors
Day planners
Bad manners
At the Lakeside General
Trout fishers
Big wishers
Skinny dippers
In a life ephemeral
Cranberry
Aid my journey
Leave me a yearning
For a life of peace
Track Name: Shower Song
Haven't had a shower in oh so long
So I'm gonna sing a shower song

Retired from the Navy working for the state
Came down to Wanakena for a nice long break
Tried to cross the border but they turned me away
Family sold the house, I got no where to stay

Haven't had a shower in oh so long
So I'm gonna sing a shower song

Guess I'll try to crash with somebody I know
Somebody with a shower and a bar of soap
I'm going fishing either way
But I'd feel better with a good clean shave

Haven't had a shower in oh so long
So I'm gonna sing a shower song
Track Name: Wetter
Come to the river
Give me a quarter
I'm gonna sink it ten feet deep
You're looking sickly
Jump in quickly
I recommend a swim downstream

Get a little bit wetter
And you might feel better

River is icy
Oswegatchie
Can't you see that bridge will fall?
I'm kinda nervous
Under the surface
My little lungs won't last that long

Get a little bit wetter
And you might feel better
Track Name: A Run-In
We had another run-in
We had another run-in
I'm gonna get my gun and
Make a mess
You know he had it coming
You know he had it coming
I'm not a fan of running
From distress

I'm gonna paint the parking lot
(We had a run-in)
With the brains of a bear and buckshot
(Another run-in)
Gonna leave the carcass out to rot
(We had a run-in)
And give the neighbors food for thought
(Another run-in)
I'm gonna get my money back
(We had a run-in)
Gonna blast that punk to Saranac
(Another run-in)
Turn into a crazed insomniac
(We had a run-in)
Afraid of a full counter-attack

We had another run-in
We had another run-in
I'm gonna get my gun and
Cross the line
I'm just a country bumpkin
I'm just a country bumpkin
I'm rounder than a pumpkin
On the vine

I'm gonna paint the parking lot
(We had a run-in)
With the brains of a bear and buckshot
(Another run-in)
Gonna leave the carcass out to rot
(We had a run-in)
And give the neighbors food for thought
(Another run-in)
I'm gonna get my money back
(We had a run-in)
Gonna blast that punk to Saranac
(Another run-in)
Turn into a crazed insomniac
(We had a run-in)
Afraid of a full counter-attack
Track Name: The Ranger
You collect the clippings from the paper
Organize a new life as a stranger
Heading out to join up with the rangers
Mother threw a fit so you estranged her

Aimlessly stumbling teenager
Getting lost in wooded veils and rivers
And passed out in the park is the park ranger
Reveling in imaginary danger
Track Name: The Sport
A walk in the woods
A man with the goods
Coming to disturb the peace
A fire run wild
The brain of a child
The sport of the century

He gets lost in the haze
He gets talking for days
He performs on a stage
Unaware of his age

The mystery man
Spits in a can
Conjures a new recipe
He butchers a hog
Chops off of a log
Flaunting his history

He gets lost in the haze
He gets talking for days
He performs on a stage
Unaware of his age

He was down at the bog
He was shrouded in fog
He was good with his hands
He was losing the land
He was born in a fire
He was swinging a tire
He was throwing a fit
He was losing his grip
Track Name: The Wind Wants In
Knock knock knock
The weather is a-beckoning for you to stop
Everything you're doing for a breezy walk
All around the corner to the bus stop
The wind picks up
Carrying your consciousness around the dock
Up and down the river to the only spot
You can clear your head and skip the rocks

The wind wants in
Open up the shutters, let the wonders win
Pulling off your gutters cause
The wind wants back
The curtains are retreating from the earth's attack

Row row row
Floating with a paddle in a big canoe
Exiting the saddle for a dip or two
Trying not to rattle like a big buffoon
Back at home
Drying off with towels hanging in the sun
They've been out for hours but they're still not done
The likely indicator is the weather won

The wind wants in
Open up the shutters, let the wonders win
Pulling off your gutters cause
The wind wants back
The curtains are retreating from the earth's attack

Boom boom boom
Now the sky is puncturing your rusty roof
Cats and dogs are falling through the gaps in truth
I think you're better off in a phone booth
The claps and roars
The thunder is applauding you for open doors
The wind is whipping through and makes your body soar
Up into the sky til you're no more

The wind wants in
Open up the shutters, let the wonders win
Pulling off your gutters cause
The wind wants back
The curtains are retreating from the earth's attack