LIAR CAKE

by SIRR

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Some sunny songs, some darkers songs.

Here's a lyric video for one of the sunny songs - Curly Whirly youtu.be/P_0oJt2jG-s

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released January 7, 2016

Does anyone out there miss liner notes? I know I do, but most music lovers nowadays probably don't miss what they never had. Here are some liner notes anyway.

The first two SIRR records (Prize and Plus) were excluively one person productions. On CHARGE! I started to seek some help for things I couldn't do, or do verywell, on my own, and was fortunate to have guitarist Mark Hill start lending his extraordinary talent to a number of the songs. On this record you can hear the full fruition of our work together.

All songs written by SIRR, which means all melodies and lyrics by SIRR. While I also acted as producer/arranger, the songs would not be what they are without Mark Hill, Paul Healey, Irlenn (via Wikiloops), and Enoe, Bill and Raine O'Connor also made contributions along with Sarah Mullin. Mark and Paul in particular are collaborators of mine who add very creative and essential elements to the songs.

Guitars on Tracks 1-4,6,8,and 9 by Mark Hill.

Bass on Track 9 by Paul Healey.

Moog on Tracks 3 and 6 by Bill O'Connor.

Background vocals on track 7 by Raine O'Connor and Sarah Mullin.

I started exploring the world of sounds loops posted here, there and everywhere on the internet under Creative Common licences. While I always strove to write all kinds of different sounding songs, using these loops to help me write songs broadened what I do to an even more considerable degree. I want to thank the folks who made these short loops - and while I don't have any real names, I can pass on credit to the extent any information is known.

The guitar loop on Doctor Pleasure attributed to Enoe - Guitar Loop Riff 4 117. Many thanks.

Most of the percussion on Doodlysquat and all of the percussion on Curly Whirly are attributed to Irlenn from Wikiloops. That man created some wonderful latin flavoured percussion tracks, particularly Boss Nova and Samba tracks. I have little doubt that I will be writing other songs using his work in the future.

Blue World also uses a guitar loop but I no longer know the source, I can't even find the loop itself anymore. I should have been organized so as to have kept this information. My bad. But I'll publicly acknowledge and thank whoever came up with that guitar figure - as soon as I heard it it called to me and I knew I wanted to try and write something with it.

The title - it'll end up meaning whatever it means to people, the same with the songs. For me it means people. We're complex, lots of layers, and lots of layers of lies. Personal mythology is a common term about how we think of ourselves, but notice the term mythology. But I'll add that in every lie, some sort of truth is also revealed. Every fiction writer knows this. It's the paradox of lying. Yes it obscures one sort of truth, but it always reveals another.

So we are all Liar Cake. You, me. Your mommy and your daddy. Little sister and big brother too. All those layers of cake and frosting. So yummy. Because cake is good. So have a slice. Hell have two. After all, the man said let them eat cake. Liar Cake of course.

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SIRR Rothesay, New Brunswick

Please take and share the music. SIRR is a musical project led by Mark O'Connor (marocon@rogers.com) along with collaborators like guitarist Mark Hill, Paul Healey. drummer Steve Hill and many other collaborators from Wikiloops. SIRR makes catchy pop/rock music with electronic or rap elements. ... more

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Track Name: Dance Crazed
Dance Crazed

I'm gonna do the funky monkey
I'm gonna do the carousel
I'm gonna pogo with my bunkey
I'm gonna do the kiss and tell

I'm gonna do the mosquito
I'm gonna do the bumble bee
I'm gonna do the torpedo
I'm gonna do the felony

key change

I'm gonna do the canary
I'm gonna do the psychopath
I'm gonna do the hail mary
I'm gonna do the belly laugh

All these crazy dances
sweeping cross the land
All these crazy dancers
No one understands

I'm gonna do the terminator
I'm gonna do the bumper car
I'm gonna do the undertaker
I'm gonna do the movie star

key change

I'm gonna do the cockey jockey
I'm gonna do the turkey flap
I'm gonna do the scuba diver
I'm gonna do the heart attack

I'm gonna do the salamander
I'm gonna do the tarantula
I'm gonna do the back stabber
I'm gonna do the Dracula

All these crazy dances
sweeping cross the land
All these crazy dancers
No one understands

I'm gonna do the rock 'n roller
I'm gonna do the mardi gras
I'm gonna do the baby stroller
I'm gonna do the Canada

I'm gonna do the lotto winner
I'm gonne do the GI Joe
I'm gonna do the antennae
I'm gonna do the eskimo

big Break - 8 bar guitar solo

I'm gonna do the snake charmer
I'm gonna do the whip crack
I'm gonna do the Dalai Lama
I'm gonna do the cracker jack

I'm gonna do the Godzilla
I'm gonna do the parachute
I'm gonna do the Quasimoto
I'm gonna do the root toot toot

All these crazy dances
sweeping cross the land
All these crazy dancers
No one ever really understands
Track Name: Doodlysquat
I got a saga
Of a new world order
Free to roam the earth
Cause we dissolved the borders
Our energy is free
But still we have our hoarders

But it's free
Don't mean doodlysquat Jack

This is a story
Of a brand new beginning
Watch out for each other
It doesn't start with sinning

The air is so fresh
It's as good as prehistoric
And we never need drugs
Just to feel euphoric

The water is pure
As clean as a whistle
The nukes eradicated
No ballistic missiles

We don't kill our trees
And we don't dig for coal
Removed all the damns
Returned what we stole
Cause nature should be free
Though some want a toll

But free is good
Don't mean doodlysquat, Jack

I'm singing this ballad
Of a better world
I'm not out of my mind
There's wisdom in these pearls

Economy is booming
There's never been a bust
And we've left misery
Sobbing in the dust

All of our kids are
Spared from poverty
And we pay attention
To our elderly

School is free wheeling
We're learning all the time
We strive to be creative
And find our inner rhymes

We don't eat meat
We adore our pets
And we don't make war
So we don't have vets
You can live carefree
Though some want no nets

But free is good
Don't mean doodly squat, Jack

Gonna tell a tale
Of a better place
Where we all pull together
In the human race

We try to live in peace
To live in harmony
We give of ourselves
And act neighbourly

All things are connected
We're all one and the same
And we understand
We need the sun and the rain

We take care of our poor
We watch after those in need
We look after our sick
Our healthcare is free

Free is good
But it don't mean, Doodly squat, Jack

Skeptics, Do I hear skeptics?

I ain't no pollyanna
This ain't pie in the sky
But how can this be true
And not a pack of lies

Imagine if you might
Taking one little step
That's how it all starts
We're gonna get there yet
And kindness is free
Oh yeah? Don't mean doodlysquat, Jack
Track Name: Habit Like A Rabbit
Got a habit like a rabbit
And a choir of the wires
From the bishop to the abbott
On the sabbath they conspire

Dr. Parrot cannot bear it
He's a prickly porcupine
Got a stick and a carrot
Writes his scrip then runs them lines

Must have been a bad mistake
Seemed so real turned out fake
Fill the ocean with a potion
Put the saw inside the cake

Huggit
Fuggit
Pass them lips around

I say druggit
Buggit
Turn it upside down

The conjecture of the lecture
Raised the rafters to the roof
The injection of confection
Coat the sugar on the truth

I don't care
What your Mama say
I don't care
How you roll

I don't care
What your Mama say
I don't care
For your roll
Track Name: Doctor Pleasure
Doctor Pleasure at your service
With references aplenty
I will bring you to orgasm
Like an everready bunny

I can see that you are nervous
And you really shouldn't be
Tilt your world on its own axis
If you're looking to be free

Doctor Pleasure my dear lady
Doctor Pleasure in the flesh
The Equator's getting hot
So let me help me with your dress

A spot of lubrication
And I'm sure you will agree
That I'm unlike any other
Dear, you have my guarantee

Doctor Pleasure at the ready
I can keep you company
I will always take your call
When you think you'd like some cream

You can text me day or night
With your wildest fantasies
Perchance you'd like to skype
When you're on your hands and knees

Doctor Pleasure my dear lady
Recommended you must know
Yes, the better business bureau
Has me rated three ohhs ohhs

I have many invitations
And I'm always well received
Tell them my good woman
That they'll be so ever pleased

Doctor Pleasure is my greeting
And I'm always triple x
I have those good vibrations
That you'll be wanting next

Dr.Pleasure on my card
Dr. P that is my name
I've had the requisite training
Should you burst into hot flames

I am the man of the hour
A midnight speacialist
You need not feign surprise
When you feel my naughty kiss

Doctor Pleasure have no doubt
Comes just as advertised
It's true just what they say
It's the motion and the size

So call me now without delay
For a special meeting
I'm looking forward to it
You'll know me by my greeting

Doctor Pleasure at the ready
When you find it hard to sleep
You will easily slide away
Once we've done the midnight creep

It's possible i must admit
That you become addicted
And the truth of the matter is
There are many such afflicted

Doctor Pleasure rest assured
Will be ever so discrete
For I am a gentleman
And my silence is complete

You can have your cake and eat it too
Should those be your wishes
And may I offer that you look
Ravishingly delicious
Track Name: The Hellion
I've been round the world
At least a time or two
I've been gone so long. baby
Since I've last seen you

I've sailed the seven seas
And wept upon their shores
Slept under darkened skies
Broke down all the doors

The scars upon my face
Frighten little ones
But the ones etched upon my soul
Would frighten everyone

I've been waging war
I've been spilling blood
There's no end to the river
And what rises from the mud

Chorus

You know I'm a hellion up from hades
It's a rebellion for sin's wages
I am the troublemaker who is contagious
Dancing on the graves through the ages

There's only so much time
There's only so much light
It's when you're running low
That you begin to fight

The priests speak of mercy
The poets favour grace
The pious say their prayers
I assure them it's a waste

I've worn a lot of faces
Taken many names
And there's scarcely any traces
But you know me just the same

I'm the ageless one
Born to walk this earth
Death was sworn to shun me
From the day of my birth

You know I'm a hellion up from hades
It's a rebellion for sin's wages
I am the troublemaker who is contagious
Dancing on the graves through the ages


The broken and the lost
The beaten and the spurned
They always turn to me
What I fill them with it burns

Drink from the lake of lust
Bath in the spring of greed
I spread it like a virus
All this hatred that I breed

Do exactly as you wish
Take everything you want
Leave no stone unturned, baby
Find me in my haunt

I know you are my queen
We share the same desire
If I said I had enough
Well, you know I am a lier

You know I'm a hellion up from hades
It's a rebellion for sin's wages
I am the troublemaker who is contagious
Dancing on the graves through the ages
Track Name: Blue World
Out amongst the stars
Floating here in space
Gazing down at you
Upon your blue blue face

I thought I had escaped
The pull of your blue world
But I feel it still
I'm drawn to you girl

When I look away
Up here in the void
I'm just a little speck
Amongst the asteroids

You live upon an island
Amidst a vast,dark sea
And when I'm dreaming girl
I hear you calling me

It's a blue blue world
That we're living in
It's a blue blue world
From the first breath to the end

Out amongst the stars
Floating here in space
I am mesmerized
By your cool blue face

I thought I had escaped
From your gravity
But I feel it still
I feel you pulling me

It's a blue blue world
That we're living in
It's a blue blue world
From the first breath to the end

It's a blue blue world
That we're living in
It's a blue blue world
From the first breath to the end
Track Name: Cure For Cancer
I've got a cure for cancer
I've got a cure for the blues
I've got a cure for sickness
Ahh, but I ain't got a cure for you

I've got a cure for war
I think it's long overdue
I've got a cure for hurting
But I ain't never found a cure for you

I've got a cure for drinking
I've got a cure for pills too
I've got a cure for needles
But there ain't no cure for you

I've got a cure for politicians
I'm gonna leave a little clue
I've got a cure for propagana
But I ain't got a cure for you

I've got a cure for cancer
I've got a cure for the blues
I've got a cure I've got a cure
I've got a cure for everything
But I damn sure ain't got a cure for you

I've got a cure for cancer
I've got a cure for the blues
I've got a cure for every damn thing
But I ain't got no damn cure for you

No no no No No No
No no no No No No
Track Name: Curly Whirly
When I get up I open my eyes
The songbirds cheer as the sun starts to rise
I greet the day and all that will come
Grab myself a coffee and I start to hum

Life is sweet sing the little birdies
Don't get your shorties in a curly whirly
Oh life is sweet sing the little birdies
Don't get your knickers in a knot
Or in a curly whirly

There's a little red bird knocks on my pane
Says get on out before it starts to rain
Throw the sashes open take a good look around
Breathe in deep inhale the sights and sounds

Chorus

I stroll around greeting all my neighbours
I'm sending good vibes with plenty left for later
The smell of fresh baked pies fill me with delight
That feeling you get when everything is right

Chorus

Watch out for the quicksand look out for the ruts
Keep moving forward or you'll get stuck
When people get down I try and lift em higher
I lend a helping hand and pull them from the briars

Chorus

Time to savour tasty and throw out the sour
It's in our attitude so who's got the power
So when I get up I open my eyes
And the songbirds cheer as the sun starts to rise