A Piece of a Dream

from by The Green Pajamas

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    ‘Death By Misadventure’ is a wacky exercise in psychedelia. Just accept that the moon is made of cheese and give Death By Misadventure a good listen, it’s well worth it. Mark Whitfield – Americana-UK

    “this is fine stuff, and in the tradition of all the best concept albums, is best enjoyed without trying to follow the somewhat dubious storyline … the Pajamas continue to do what they do best, namely tuneful acid-pop laced with inspired guitar work, harpsichords, a playful sense of English whimsy not heard since the late sixties, and naturally, choruses that sound like they’ve been plucked from some great undiscovered songbook in the sky. Nathan – The Active Listener

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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.



The Green Pajamas - Death By Misadventure


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


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


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


Dive down into this rabbit’s hole

Just like the White Rabbit would


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



from Death by Misadventure, released July 1, 2012


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