Death by Misadventure

by The Green Pajamas

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I know I am completely prejudiced but I think it very, very good. The album centers around the tawdry tale of the Fall of the Queen Bee and as Mr. Kelly says, any resemblance to real people living, dead or otherwise, is completely true. This is the 4th Green Pajamas/Goblin Market release in less than a year, so I hope you can handle the action. In an age where people release albums slowly, this is more like the Beatles putting out a pile in a year (oops - did I say Beatles?). So dig it. The larder is empty now of any new PJs material and you should have a while to wallow in the year’s fertile soil. Be sure and check out the great video we made for the album.

Link to The Green Pajamas - The Queen Bee Is Dead (Official Music Video) youtu.be/rOyE9ZmOH14
The Spell (Official Music Video) youtu.be/OuLaPm0OscQ
The Queen's Last Tango (Official Music Video) youtu.be/VM4hIMsZmRg

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released 01 July 2012

Produced by Jeff Kelly

Mastered at TDS by Tom Dyer

Cover Painting by Susanne Kelly

All songs written by Jeff Kelly © 2012 St. Brigid Publishing / BMI

except Wrong Home and Beat Me Sally written by Eric Lichter, © 2012 Eric Lichter

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Track Name: You Can't Look
A storm blows in, the shadows move across your skin

No moon again, romance on hold



You take the helm and guide me to another realm

The sea is calm, golden and cold



Jump down into your foxhole

As any good soldier would



Chorus:

Will you pray on this rug

Conjure angels, inject the drug

Will you stay, please the rook

Kneel down for a while

Magic circle, secret file

You can play but you can’t look



You can’t see the midnight sun you lead me to

The shooting stars, the angel eyes



And you can’t see the beauty that you give to me

This perfect sea of pleasure and lies



Fall down into this black hole

Suck out the light I took



Chorus:



Dive down into this rabbit’s hole

Just like the White Rabbit would



Chorus:
Track Name: Ring Around The Sun
Sunshine in May, slowly the summer rolls in

What did they say, tomorrow the end will begin

Sunshine in May, we won’t see summer again

What did they say, she cries at the thought of a

Ring around the sun



Ring around the sun, ring around the sun

There’s a ring around the sun

Ring around the sun, ring around the sun

There’s a ring around the sun
Track Name: The Universe Is Full of Noise
This household is electric, I like your wig

Quadraphonic records, that’s something I could dig

Lying to your daddy, sucking on a cig

Drinking down my purple wine



Making our own bootlegs of the show last night

Witches in the garden, writhing in the light

Don’t ground a thing baby, everything is fine

The universe is full of noise



Chorus:

I think we could do all right

I hope you haven’t had no other boys

Dress like Amanda Knight

The universe is full of noise



Chorus:
Track Name: Sky Blue Balloon
Flying, drifting, floating away

Sailing along in a dandelion’s wake

Flying, drifting, floating away

Just Beki and me and the moon

High in our sky blue balloon



We want you to spy, we need you to betray them

You don’t want to die, man it’s going to be mayhem

Leave the queen and king, nothing will save them

We have no argument with you

We just need your sky blue balloon
Track Name: The Queens Last Tango
Now the village is quiet, no hint of the riot to come

And the rebels in trees, as silent as the breeze, drink up their rum

They steady their nerves and ready their Gatling gun

And get ready for the dying that will come before the rising of the sun



Now the queen is getting sleepy and thinking of her creepy things

And 17 boys, all but one of them named Roy, greet the king

And the prince gets high dreaming of flying machines

As the Royal Golden Tub is filled up with virgins’ blood for the queen

She strips off her girdle, slips off her swastika ring

While 17 boys dressed up as dolls and toys blow the king

In the opium fog the prince and his dog start to sing

And there’s no sense of the sorrow to befall them all tomorrow
Track Name: Silks Final Breath
Little empty eyes communicate no pain

Just a couple of drops in a day of rain

Still I know you are alone, I know you are afraid

But it’s almost done now

It’s almost done now



It’s all over now

It’s all over now

It’s all over now
Track Name: The Queen Bee Is Dead
By now you’ve all heard the Queen Bee is dead

That’s what I said, the Queen Bee is dead

There’s blood upon the royal bed

Where they cut out her tongue



They filleted her and fried her in batter like fish

Served to the crows on her own golden dish

They say it was her dying wish:

“Rather ate than hung”



Ooh, what are your boys going to do

Lost in a world without you



Her guards left in a pool of lead, they murdered her in the tower

And all the kingdom is up for grabs, we don’t know who’s in power

The royal sewer is running red, this is the witching hour



Ooh, what are your boys going to do

Lost in a world without you

True, some of us will remain true

True to the memory of you



The peasants are taking the palace by storm, moving in a lethal swarm

The Queen Bee’s children skate away to meet the prince at his balloon

A slave boy pumps the bellows, not a second too soon

As on the wind the band begin a melancholy tune

The peasants, in their madness, dance in the cold milky light of the moon
Track Name: Wrong Home
I just saw several tour buses crash

High up on the Eastlake overpass



Chorus:

You may have your life all set in stone

You may have the right key

But the wrong home



I just heard all these doctors took a pass

On a girl who’s heart would soon collapse



Chorus:



I just saw the twilight come at last

On a sunset born but died too fast

Did you throw that rock too far

Take your wish back from that star

Wishes break like dishes that have

Shattered into a million parts



Chorus:
Track Name: A Piece of a Dream
Busy Busy Busy.



Hello Dear Friends –



First – welcome to the new Green Pajamas album – Death By Misadventure. I know I am completely prejudiced but I think it very, very good. The album centers around the tawdry tale of the Fall of the Queen Bee and as Mr. Kelly says, any resemblance to real people living, dead or otherwise, is completely true. This is the 4th Green Pajamas/Goblin Market release in less than a year, so I hope you can handle the action. In an age where people release albums slowly, this is more like the Beatles putting out a pile in a year (oops – did I say Beatles?). So dig it. The larder is empty now of any new PJs material and you should have a while to wallow in the year’s fertile soil. Be sure and check out the great video we made for the album.



We have some other big changes. First we are in the process of redoing our music player. It is going to be HTML 5, so you will now be able to play it on your iPhone. When you look at the new player, it is a lot more flexible and cool - the biggest difference is the download buttons. You are going to be able to download 128 Kbps MP3’s right off the player for FREE. You can send them to all your friends for FREE. I want you to. If you want a higher quality file or an actual CD, those cost dough. Not FREE. If you are completely happy with the (comparatively) lo-fi download and want to support the artists, there will be a donate button that will take you to PayPal.



Now of course, some months the AotM is not our stuff, so it will be up to the artist whether you can download their tunes.



We have some more changes coming to the page in the next couple months but you will see them as we go.



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The Green Pajamas - Death By Misadventure



THE FALL OF THE QUEEN BEE

1. You Can’t Look

2. Ring Around The Sun

3. The Universe Is Full of Noise

4. Sky Blue Balloon

5. The Queen's Last Tango

6. Silk’s Final Breath

7. The Queen Bee Is Dead

8. Wrong Home

CRUEL DREAMS, CRUEL THINGS

9. A Piece of a Dream

10. Carrie

11. 2nd To The Reward

12. Beat Me Sally

13. Supervirgin

14. Christabel

15. In The Moonlight Dim

16. The Spell





Produced by Jeff Kelly

Mastered at TDS by Tom Dyer

Cover Painting by Susanne Kelly

All songs written by Jeff Kelly © 2012 St. Brigid Publishing / BMI

except Wrong Home and Beat Me Sally written by Eric Lichter,

© 2012 Eric Lichter.





The Fall Of Queen Bee



You Can’t Look



A storm blows in, the shadows move across your skin

No moon again, romance on hold



You take the helm and guide me to another realm

The sea is calm, golden and cold



Jump down into your foxhole

As any good soldier would



Chorus:

Will you pray on this rug

Conjure angels, inject the drug

Will you stay, please the rook

Kneel down for a while

Magic circle, secret file

You can play but you can’t look



You can’t see the midnight sun you lead me to

The shooting stars, the angel eyes



And you can’t see the beauty that you give to me

This perfect sea of pleasure and lies



Fall down into this black hole

Suck out the light I took



Chorus:



Dive down into this rabbit’s hole

Just like the White Rabbit would



Chorus:



Ring Around The Sun



Sunshine in May, slowly the summer rolls in

What did they say, tomorrow the end will begin

Sunshine in May, we won’t see summer again

What did they say, she cries at the thought of a

Ring around the sun



Ring around the sun, ring around the sun

There’s a ring around the sun

Ring around the sun, ring around the sun

There’s a ring around the sun



The Universe Is Full Of Noise



This household is electric, I like your wig

Quadraphonic records, that’s something I could dig

Lying to your daddy, sucking on a cig

Drinking down my purple wine



Making our own bootlegs of the show last night

Witches in the garden, writhing in the light

Don’t ground a thing baby, everything is fine

The universe is full of noise



Chorus:

I think we could do all right

I hope you haven’t had no other boys

Dress like Amanda Knight

The universe is full of noise



Chorus:



Sky Blue Balloon



Flying, drifting, floating away

Sailing along in a dandelion’s wake

Flying, drifting, floating away

Just Beki and me and the moon

High in our sky blue balloon



We want you to spy, we need you to betray them

You don’t want to die, man it’s going to be mayhem

Leave the queen and king, nothing will save them

We have no argument with you

We just need your sky blue balloon



The Queen Bee’s Last Tango



Now the village is quiet, no hint of the riot to come

And the rebels in trees, as silent as the breeze, drink up their rum

They steady their nerves and ready their Gatling gun

And get ready for the dying that will come before the rising of the sun



Now the queen is getting sleepy and thinking of her creepy things

And 17 boys, all but one of them named Roy, greet the king

And the prince gets high dreaming of flying machines

As the Royal Golden Tub is filled up with virgins’ blood for the queen

She strips off her girdle, slips off her swastika ring

While 17 boys dressed up as dolls and toys blow the king

In the opium fog the prince and his dog start to sing

And there’s no sense of the sorrow to befall them all tomorrow



Silk’s Last Hour



Little empty eyes communicate no pain

Just a couple of drops in a day of rain

Still I know you are alone, I know you are afraid

But it’s almost done now

It’s almost done now



It’s all over now

It’s all over now

It’s all over now



The Queen Bee Is Dead



By now you’ve all heard the Queen Bee is dead

That’s what I said, the Queen Bee is dead

There’s blood upon the royal bed

Where they cut out her tongue



They filleted her and fried her in batter like fish

Served to the crows on her own golden dish

They say it was her dying wish:

“Rather ate than hung”



Ooh, what are your boys going to do

Lost in a world without you



Her guards left in a pool of lead, they murdered her in the tower

And all the kingdom is up for grabs, we don’t know who’s in power

The royal sewer is running red, this is the witching hour



Ooh, what are your boys going to do

Lost in a world without you

True, some of us will remain true

True to the memory of you



The peasants are taking the palace by storm, moving in a lethal swarm

The Queen Bee’s children skate away to meet the prince at his balloon

A slave boy pumps the bellows, not a second too soon

As on the wind the band begin a melancholy tune

The peasants, in their madness, dance in the cold milky light of the moon



Wrong Home



I just saw several tour buses crash

High up on the Eastlake overpass



Chorus:

You may have your life all set in stone

You may have the right key

But the wrong home



I just heard all these doctors took a pass

On a girl who’s heart would soon collapse



Chorus:



I just saw the twilight come at last

On a sunset born but died too fast

Did you throw that rock too far

Take your wish back from that star

Wishes break like dishes that have

Shattered into a million parts



Chorus:



Cruel Dreams, Cruel Things



A Piece Of A Dream



A fragment of moonlight, a piece of a dream

Where some fallen angel falls for me

And it’s any other moment in any other day

And any other angel might fall this way

But she comes quiet, a downy snow

A piece of a dream that won’t let go of me



A fragment of moonlight, a piece of a dream

Where two knees part to catch a beam

And the newsreel spins a world between

I glimpse the unknown, see the unseen

The movie plays, a fledgling falls

Reflected in the rain, projected on the walls around me



Chorus:

When you wake from here

I will disappear

I will wait behind

In your cloudy mind



Yes I’ve been there, where I’ll never go

Like a warm blood pond in a bed of snow

But she’ll never know, she’ll never care

I dreamed last night of waterfall hair

A little cat smile, a sparrow voice

And it wasn’t like I had any choice

This fragment of moonlight, piece of a dream

Where two knees part to catch a beam

But I’ll never touch, won’t ever caress

That long white body in that little black dress



Chorus:
Track Name: Carrie
Know a girl her name is Carrie

Hair of gold and face of fairy

All wild ideas and flights of fancy

Might just change her name to Nancy for the day



Know a woman, know a man

They’ll die together, hand in hand

But though their love’s extraordinary

She’d leave him in a minute for Carrie anyway



Chorus:

The beautiful, the ordinary

The devil or the Virgin Mary

They all want to be like Carrie



Now upon unsuspecting eyes

Sets the mistress of disguise

From The Bins comes costume, pretty

Might just change her name to Kitty for the day



You’ll think there is nothing better

As she does your hair in fur-necked sweater

Then by the winter candle light

She disappears into the night like a shade



Chorus:
Track Name: 2nd To The Reward
The gulls and their lonesome cries

Blend with the bells, fill up the sky

And in the cruel wind

I see his haunted eyes again



Rain runs down his uniform

Lust blows through me just like a storm

Sorrow is 2nd to the reward

Desire runs through me just like a sword



The virgin ghosts in the hall

Know I’m the shepherd watching over them all

But then with one crooked roll of the dice

I’m only here for the sacrifice



The rain beats down her uniform

Lust blowing through me just like a storm

Sorrow is 2nd to the reward

Desire runs through me just like a sword
Track Name: Beat Me Sally
When you gonna feel this aroused

When you gonna take this New York town

When you gonna sell off all your art

When you gonna stop this and start

Chorus:

When you gonna beat me Sally

When you gonna trust your wild side

When you gonna deepen your valley

When you gonna feel for signs of life



When you gonna feel so proud

When you gonna crack through the crowd

When you gonna climb back in your heart

When you gonna kindle all those sparks



Chorus:



When you gonna get more loud

When you gonna split apart the clouds

When you gonna peel back your sweet heart

When you gonna stop this and start



Chorus:
Track Name: Supervirgin
Supervirgin, pale, unknowing

Leans into the morning rain

Into my windshield matinee

Comes the girl with no name



Supervirgin, long, elusive

Bends in the wind like a willow

I would trade a million dreams

For one night on her pillow



Chorus:

Mystery is all I see and that is only right

Still maybe I’ll dream of her tonight



Supervirgin, thin, unbroken

Leaves fall on her pretty head

I wonder who will be the boy

To make the blood on her bed



Chorus:



If I had a thousand wishes

I would wish but only one

That I might see her secret place

Then my life could be done



Chorus:
Track Name: Christabel
Christabel, I know I love you now but you can’t hear

Christabel, I know I love you now but you can’t hear

How can you be far away from me and yet so near



What is so young yet so old

What is so warm yet so cold

What is white but dark as night

I know

Christabel
Track Name: In The Moonlight Dim
She from the lake comes creeping

Descending down the shore

Under the willow, weeping

O’er the old path to your door



And on and up the path she comes

In a steady time but soft

Not a weed heard bending

No petal fallen off



No footprint in the soft black earth

Though there indeed she treads

Past one lone owl among the birds

Save him, all in their beds



Chorus:

As high on the eastward mountain

They watch her progress, grim

And Cristabel the phantom

Moves in the moonlight, dim



The fairy, goblin, witch or ghoul,

The animals of night

Can only ponder Christabel

In their quiet flight

And on and up the path she comes

And through the bower wades

Her swan-like back so common

In The Kingdom of The Shades



Chorus:



And now beneath the apple tree

That grows next to your door

With soundless ease it opens

Her bare foot on your floor



The one lone owl, the only one

To see her enter there

Too late you start and feel her

Icy fingers in your hair
Track Name: The Spell
Came the night, riding the moon

The misty lust of the dusk, descending too soon

Came a spell, wild, free

And it fell hard over me



And it fell with all of its power

Like a wave washing over a sand castle tower

Like the sun still struggling, bright

As it falls away, bringing the night



Chorus:

Cruel dreams, cruel things

Once so clear even now disappear

Like cerulean smoke rings

But the spell remains

Like a drug in my veins



In The Realm of the Decadent Kiss

You whispered a truth, the black and the bluest of bliss

Then time’s tide pulled you in

The other side, another skin



Chorus: