Almost Alive in Two Zero One Five

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    ALMOST ALIVE IN TWO ZERO ONE FIVE is a studio document of Jerome Deppe and David E. Williams performing together in a 4-piece band with Tristan Deppe on bass and some electric guitar and Justin Dorsey on percussion. This unit had two live shows in the Fall / Winter of 2014, one in New York and one in Philadelphia. The repertoire was a mix of older songs from both Jerome and David, as well as new compositions and covers.

    1. Alone
    2. Ballad of the Green Mountain Boys
    3. Dead Horses
    4. Famous
    5. Kill Your Friends
    6. Kill Yourself in Cape May
    7. Onion Tree
    8. A Patch of Fog in Purgatory
    9. Pentecost
    10. Pumpernickel Crust
    11. Salvation
    12. Vinegar Stew

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Alone 03:21
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Ho--all to the borders! Vermonters, come down, With your britches of deerskin and jackets of brown; With your red woolen caps and your moccasins come, To the gathering summons of trumpet and drum. Come down with your rifle! Let gray wolf and fox Howl on in the shadow of primitive rocks; Let bear feed securely from pig-pen and stall; Here's two-legged game for your powder and ball. Then cheer, cheer, the green mountaineer, then cheer the green mountaineer On the south came the Hessians, our land to police; And armed for the battle while canting of peace; On our east came the British, the red coated band To hang up our leaders and eat up our land. Ho--all to the rescue! For Satan shall work No gain for the legions of Hampshire and York! They claim our possessions--the pitiful knaves-- The tribute we pay shall be prisons and graves! Then cheer, cheer, the green mountaineer, then cheer the green mountaineer We owe no allegiance, we bow to no throne, Our ruler is law and the law is our own; Our leaders themselves are our own fellow-men, Who can handle the sword and the scythe and the pen Hurrah for Vermont! For the land that we till Must have sons to defend her from valley and hill Our vow is recorded--our banner unfurled, In the name of Vermont we defy all the world! Then cheer, cheer, the green mountaineer, then cheer the green mountaineer
3.
Dead Horses 03:01
I brought you flowers last Easter in the snow. I drove for hours. I’d forgotten where to go. The sun was in my eyes. I thought I heard you cry. I’m sorry I was wrong. I’m sorry it’s been so long. I’m sorry I was wrong. I burned all the money and you took all the blame. Baltimore, it was too easy, too much sorrow, too much pain. I’ll bury your dead horses but I won’t forget your name. I’m sorry I was wrong. I’m sorry it’s been so long. I’ll bury your dead horses, but I won’t forget your name.
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Famous 03:36
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Pack up the bullets and the PPK for a trip to old Cape May. This cancer's gonna kill you anyway and don't you wanna see the sea first? Swim with the gun to that sunken ship. If the current's fine, no worry. They built the thing of dumb cement to keep the Germans out of New Jersey. Some won't believe that ship is there. Some won't believe I wrote this bedside in your chemo bay as you died way horribly. You died way horribly. Yeah, you died way horribly. I watched and could do nothing as you died way horribly.
7.
Onion Tree 02:25
Look at me by the onion tree a dog-eyed gentleman on the way to the glue factory. Horsefaced woman with a gooseneck lamp she lays in wait for marriage and rape. Automobiles and autoimmune disorders tools of the midwife Germany’s borders. Mountains of wind and oceans of stone. Mountains of wind and oceans of stone.
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It's a patch of fog in purgatory. It's the tired epilogue of a tragic story. It's the afterward and the denoument. It's the index and the codex and the coup de grace. I was fenestrated that's right, thrown into a window up from the street and into a mouth with someone else's teeth. It's the Sandy Claws of the Easter Fairy. It's an ice cream cone that falls in a cemetery. It's c'est La Vie and c'est La Guerre. Es lebe Deutschland and God bless Amer. They devoured him like food inside of a toy. Spirits atrophy for the daddy of this house who's mother of his own catastrophe.
9.
Pentecost 03:06
Four silver dollars on the table cloth mixed with the ashes of a gypsy moth. It’s all for nothing, now the baby’s lost. I heard them singing for Pentecost. She wouldn’t listen to what I had to say. This town is evil, it kills you if you stay. It leaves a scar, like a cancelled wedding day. I light the fires, then I walk away. You were the lucky one who got away. Ah, you were the lucky one who got away. Yeah, you were the lucky one who got away. Ah, you were the lucky one. You got away. The rain is pounding on a wooden door. Her clothes and bottles scattered on the floor. The wounded memory of a heart that lost. I heard them singing for Pentecost. He wouldn’t listen to what I had to say. Just live the lies of the ones who think and pray. It leaves a scar, like a stupid holiday. I light the fires, and then I walk away. You were the lucky one who got away. Yeah, you were the lucky one who got away. Ah, you were the lucky one who got away. Ah, you were the lucky one. You got away.
10.
Say goodbye to the libertine lie. Finally had my fill. You know, I used to have two or three women a night and those were just the ones I killed. But now your love merely washes away all the violence from within me. You're the most perfect woman this side of Myra Hindley. Just around the coroner there's a rainbow in the sky. Tonight I spared the life of a Kensington whore with a kiss to the glory of my bride. Though to my mother's nightmare, I am like my brother and sister fated it's time to give the entrails back to the whispering eviscerated. Pumpernickel Crust Oh my Pumpernickel Crust Pumpernickel Crust I love ya, Pumpernickel Crust You leave me to do the terrible things. You stay at home to breed a race of kings.
11.
Salvation 02:59
Your ignorance is my infatuation. I genuflect for your humiliation. All bets are off, all debts are cancelled. All bets are off, all bets are off. I’ve learned the lessons of my obsession. I’ve learned the lessons, I’ve learned the lessons. I inject the hate into salvation. I shot you both in the living room. The secret act found out too soon. After mass, I put the wheels in place, My crimson brush with fate. I‘ve learned the lessons of my obsession. I’ve learned the lessons, I’ve learned the lessons. I inject the hate into salvation. I inject the hate, it melts, into salvation. Once again, the die is cast. Once again, your horse comes in last.
12.
Vinegar Stew 02:05
I was a doctor and I was married to a nurse. We never got to practice, but we often got to rehearse. Then I was a lawyer, and I was married to a paralegal. I lost her at the ocean; she was carried away by a seagull. Spring comes this week or I shall simply spring a leak. Landlocked, yet lonelier than any man lost at sea. Stewing in his vinegar, like a big shit salad. I was a murder and I was married to a birth. Earth is just a nicer way of calling something dirt.

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ALMOST ALIVE IN TWO ZERO ONE FIVE is a studio document of Jerome Deppe and David E. Williams performing together in a 4-piece band with Tristan Deppe on bass and some electric guitar and Justin Dorsey on percussion. This unit had two live shows in the Fall / Winter of 2014, one in New York and one in Philadelphia. The repertoire was a mix of older songs from both Jerome and David, as well as new compositions and covers.

1. Alone
2. Ballad of the Green Mountain Boys
3. Dead Horses
4. Famous
5. Kill Your Friends
6. Kill Yourself in Cape May
7. Onion Tree
8. A Patch of Fog in Purgatory
9. Pentecost
10. Pumpernickel Crust
11. Salvation
12. Vinegar Stew

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released October 18, 2016

David E. Williams- Vocals, Steinway Grand Piano, Hammond B-3 Organ, Yamaha MX-61 Synthesizer
Jerome Deppe –Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Tristan Deppe – Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar
Justin Dorsey - Percussion

Recorded at Philly Sound Studios, December 15, 2014
Produced by David E. Williams and Jerome Deppe
Mixed and Mastered by Drew Raison

Cover Photo by Laura Storck
Design and Execution by Thomas Nola, with Jerome Deppe

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DAVID E. WILLIAMS has released numerous recordings of his demented chamber pop for close to 3 decades, but he has also collaborated with other artists, such as Rozz Williams (Christian Death), Deathpile, Jerome Deppe, Naevus, Thomas Nola and Andrew King. He is also a fulltime member of The Muskets and Destroying Angel. ... more

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