Songs From The Sea of Serenity

by The Rogue State Circus

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The 11-track Debut Album from Indie Folk-Rock Powerpop Band The Rogue State Circus. Strong melodic original songs passionately performed.

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released May 20, 2011

Re-Mastered by Max Read at the Lodge Studios, Northampton May 2011

All songs by JAG Delaney (c) 2009/2010
except Hey, Mr Barman! by DW Bisatt (c) 2009

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The Rogue State Circus Northamptonshire, UK

A band in the service of their songs.

Genre-warping and proud of it.

Led by Singer/Songwriter Jon Delaney ( also of Cardinal, Cloudy, Kismet Hardy and Wildflower Rogue)

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Track Name: The Angels and The Astronauts
THE ANGELS AND THE ASTRONAUTS
Words and Music by JAG Delaney (c) 2009

Verse 1
The Angels and the astronauts
once looked down upon me
When I was a baby,
fast away to the World
And I never could decide
which one I would rather be
A herald to the heavens
or a man above the skies?

Chorus
The Angels and The Astronauts
Kept God company
While Creation crept into me
Through my questioning mind
Now maybe I don’t believe
in quite as many things as I used to do
But Angels and Astronauts
May they always ring true……

Verse 2
There are more things in heaven,
So the Sunday school teacher Said
But she wasn’t one for dreaming
And she never got inside my head
For in there dwelt forever,
The sun the moon and the stars
And the angels and the astronauts
Who dared to fly that far

Chorus as above

Bridge
I will follow them
I will follow them
In the heavens of my heart
I will love this world
Like I love the girl
Who sets my soul …….apart…


The Angels and The Astronauts
once looked down upon me
Track Name: Once I Loved A Girl
ONCE I LOVED A GIRL
Words and Music by JAG Delaney (c)2009

Verse 1
Once I loved a girl
Once upon a time
But the dream became a nightmare
and her passion turned to crimes
Against the state of faithfulness
I sinned against that too
Once I loved a girl
that looked like you

Pre-Chorus
Once I broke my heart,
the fault was mine alone
I didn’t need you to do it,
I was more than capable on my own
Once I broke my heart ,
I used you as the reason
Once I loved a girl,
before the rainy season
Set in like the sun

CHORUS
Once I loved a girl, once I loved a
Girl that looked like you, once I loved a
Girl, But now I’m blue
Without You
When once I loved a girl

Verse 2
Once I loved a girl,
Once upon A heartbreak
All past and present incorrect,
Can’t rectify the great mistake
I made in making so much
of the love I made with you
Once I loved a girl
Now you say that girl wasn’t you

Pre-Chorus & Chorus as above

Once
Once I loved a girl
Once I loved a girl
Track Name: Son of A Gun
SON OF A GUN
Words and music by JAG Delaney (c)2005 & 2010

Verse 1
Out of your sight,
Lifted, in the light of your life
It’s as clear, as can be
Honey, we’re destiny

Verse 2
I wanna know
something about your world
Cause nothing about you, girl
Is cold to the touch…

CHORUS
Ready or not, here I come
Laughing, like a son of A gun
Ready or not, I am willing
To be loving and forgiving
Here I come, son of a gun

Verse 3
Out of this World
something good will happen to you
If you wait long enough
If your heart’s strong enough

Verse 4
To count every blessing
And thank your lucky stars
Each and all the heavens
That put you, where you are….

Chorus as before

Ready or not
Here I come
Like a son of a gun.....
Son of A Gun!
Track Name: Dandelions
DANDELIONS
Words and Music by JAG Delaney (c)2010

Verse 1
Sun is in the sky
Yet winds are high, blowing, blowing
Dandelions thru the air
Watch ‘em fly
Let’s get going, going
Shining silver light on the lake
Take the summer in.. to your lungs
Baby ain’t it great, to feel young

CHORUS
Dandelions are beautiful, don’t you think?
And I think, that they’re beautiful
Dandelion helicopters in the air
And everywhere is beautiful
I swear, it’s so beautiful
With Dandelions
Dandelions
Woo Hoo

Verse 2
You rescued me from night
Showed me a day
I could learn to believe in
Now You’re the lovelight of my life
It’s alright, I’m a dandelion
With the wind snapping at my heels
So surreal, I feel the summer calling
And I know that it’s all ok
Cos you’ll always catch me,
when I’m falling, falling... yeah

Chorus as above

Verse 3
The competition runs
But I wait………
for the breeze to free me
For I know that you’re the one
So I surrender
to your heart completely
Meet me halfway there
meet me halfway
meet me halfway honey

Chorus as above
Track Name: Tell Me I'm Wrong
TELL ME I'M WRONG
Words and Music by JAG Delaney (c)2009

Verse 1
Won’t you tell me I’m wrong
That your feelings belong here with me
Looked around, they had gone
Someplace else where the heart cannot see

Verse 2
Won’t you tell me I’m wrong
Nothing more than a trick of the light
Playing games with my head
and nothing has changed we’re still strong

CHORUS 1
Please Please Tell Me I’m Wrong
Please Please Tell Me I’m Wrong

Verse 3
So suspicion crept in through the cracks
Where blind indifference set in
Said I could do whatever I liked
But I liked being with you most of all

Bridge
Won’t you tell me I’m wrong
Lie if you must, save my heart from ashes and dust
Won’t you tell me I’m wrong
Nothing has changed we’re still strong

CHORUS 2
Please Please Tell Me I’m Wrong
Please Please Tell Me I’m Wrong So Wrong
Please Please Tell Me I’m Wrong
Track Name: Kind of Love
KIND OF LOVE
Words and Music by JAG Delaney (c) 2003 & 2009

Verse 1
If you know what you want from me
you’ll just have to put your trust in me
and be informed, reliably
that I could be good for you

Verse 2
If you take my word, take it from me
We could be good together, don’t you see
That the future’s here and it’s you and me
Getting through all this stormy weather

Pre-Chorus 1
If you see no clear blue water
between beloved and adored

CHORUS
Don’t you know that’s the kind of love
Don’t you know that’s the kind of love
Don’t you know that’s the kind of love
I’ve long been looking for

Verse 3
We could take our turn to see
This side of eternity
I’d love you to infinity
There’s an eight on the side for you

Pre-chorus 2
If you fail to see the difference
between treasure and reward

Chorus as above

Verse 4 Instrumental
Repeat Verse 2

Chorus as above
Track Name: Fallen Angel And The Catherine Wheel
FALLEN ANGEL AND THE CATHERINE WHEEL
Words and Music by JAG Delaney (c)2009

Verse 1
The Dust never settled,
This unease I still feel
I still think of the Fallen Angel,
tied to the Catherine Wheel
They say you outgrow it
Your past the you that was
I only wish that I could know it
for sure, for real, no doubts

CHORUS
Fallen Angel and The Catherine Wheel
She raised your hopes just to make you kneel
Before the image you developed in your head
Killed your soul stone dead

Bridge
Time is fleeting, nothing’s changed
As this feeling still remains
Should you go to greater pains
On The Catherine Wheel
you’ll break your brittle heart

Verse 2
Most treasure is buried
But her lips were never sealed….
I still dream of the Fallen Angel
Tied to the Catherine Wheel
Now the secret is open
You should hang your head in shame
No Future in hoping
these days will never change

Chorus and Bridge as above

Fallen Angel and The Catherine Wheel
Track Name: Hey, Mr Barman!
HEY, MR BARMAN!
Words and Music by D W Bisatt (c) 2009

Verse 1
Hey Mr Barman, can you see me standing here?
Hey Mr Barman, get your arse right over here
Hey Mr Barman, would you notice if I flashed my cash?
I need a good time so pass me a bottle of Wicked

Verse 2
Hey Mr Barman, I wanna big up on the booze
Hey Mr Barman, You got no reason to refuse
Hey Mr Barman, I wanna beat the Friday blues
And I’ll beat you if I don’t get my Wicked

CHORUS (X2)
Out for the night, woh oh oh
Out for the night, woh oh oh
Out for the night, woh oh oh
Out for the night, woh oh oh oh oh

Verse 3
Hey Mr Barman, I don’t wanna feel
Hey Mr Barman, anything that’s real
Hey Mr Barman, I know you know the deal
I’m here to get wrecked so pass me a bottle of Wicked

Chorus as above

Hey, Mr Barman !
Track Name: Everything Under The Sun
EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN
Words and Music by JAG Delaney (c) 2009

Verse 1
The World is so very inter-connected
Now We’re all wireless, electric and dejected
For the miracles seem to lose their chime
When there’s a new one due along, anytime Now!

Pre-Chorus
Everything Under
Everything Under
Everything Under The

CHORUS
Sun shine calling
Find your way out back into the light
You got one life so quit stalling
Fall in love with everything and everyone
Everything Under The Sun

Verse 2
Wonders never cease
they just decrease in their greatness
Can’t say I’m all that pleased
forgive me for the lateness
Of this call to my open arms
I just realised what I stand to lose

Pre-Chorus and Chorus as above


Bridge
Sun, beating down,
Dry as a bone, no one around
Don’t make a desert of your heart.....

Chorus as above

Under The Sun
Track Name: Girl In The Moon
THE GIRL IN THE MOON
Words and Music by JAG Delaney (c) 2005 & 2009

Verse 1
She’s the Girl in the Moon
Tell me she’ll understand
What I’m trying to do
Only to win her hand

CHORUS
The Girl In the Moon
Is mirrored in the lake of my eyes
I blink and I miss her
Does it really come as any surprise
My heart is attuned
To the smile of the Girl in the Moon

Verse 2
She’s the Girl In the Moon
I hear she’s got something planned
If there’s space in her heart
She’ll find some place I can land

Chorus as above

Verse 3
She’s The Girl in the moon
She lights my darkest day
I’m surrounded by gloom
She casts the clouds away

Chorus as above

Bridge
At Times she feels she’s eclipsed
So let’s hear what’s she got to say
Straight from the lips
That would kiss all my pain away
the stars of night
will join her sky light soon
The Girl In The Moon
The Girl In The Moon

Coda
She’s The Girl in the Moon
She’s The Girl in the Moon
And the woman of my dreams
Track Name: Novocaine
NOVOCAINE
Words and Music by JAG Delaney (c) 1995 & 2010

Verse 1
Novocaine, made in shame faced
How’s the pain? why can’t you wait?
Take a shot, from the doctor
Hold that thought, too late you lost her

Verse 2
Novocaine I can’t take it
Novocaine, thought we’d make it
Novocaine, sweet tooth heartache
Sugar, you decayed me

CHORUS
Rotting away inside
Rain just stains all your life blood
Drains away and you’re no good
Novocaine, I can’t stand it
Novocaine, it’s just like you planned it,

Verse 3
Novocaine is that a girl’s name?
It’d do for you, if you’d ease my pain
But revenge is best served cold
and you’re half-frozen, all told

Chorus as above

Bridge
Running away with yourself
Your feelings are taking over the world
Your prayers will be heard in hell
Can’t you tell …..that it’s time?

Instrumental Verse 5

Chorus as above

Coda
Oh let me ask you what’s your game?
Put me under, let me sleep, Novocaine
Rotting away inside....

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