Ruby Saloon

by Max Heinegg

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released June 6, 2010

Producer: Mike Quinn at the Moontower

Voice and guitar: Max Heinegg
Guitar: Alex Necochea
Bass: Dave Riley
Drums: Peter McCarthy
Additional vocals: Nick Given
Bass and tambo: Mike Quinn
Saxophone: Dana Colley
Strings and guitar: Ian Kennedy
Guitar: John Damask

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Max Heinegg Boston, Massachusetts

Max Heinegg. Singer-guitarist and songwriter, poet and adapter of classic poems, rock and roll vocalist... all about lyrics, vocals, and guitars.
Songs here are from Sand Painting (2015) Ruby Saloon (2010) These Familiar Days (2007) and By June (2004).
In the late 90s I fronted The High Ceilings in the Boston scene, from the Rumble to the 'Dise.
In the early 90s, I fronted the Hounds in NYC.
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Track Name: Kismet
Kismet

Sing in your chains like the sea
if you’re torn
cleave to me
as we build, as we breathe,
as we love, as we leave
Track Name: Lights
Lights Come Down

When the lights come down today
On the set and the stage
They sing youth’s eternity
And the hard returning

Like a sunset starving gray
I want your return to me
In the teeth of what will be
To be standing, singing

I can’t wait for the lights come down
Signal me something
I can’t wait the lights come down
Get back to living

As the lights come down today
Walk along the edge of age
On the subject and the scene
How much you still wanted

I can’t wait for the lights come down
Signal me something
I can’t wait the lights come down
Get back to living

Stretch me across the evening
Brace me to go again
Headlights of my stage dreaming
Blinding me again

Let’s go, let’s wake…
Track Name: Hey Helen
Hey Helen

Hey Helen, your heart’s been stolen
Things just weren’t up to you
Hey Helen, the gods are guilty
Didn’t know what the boys would do

but when you look like that
brings out all the bad
makes me want to shake the walls

They’ll sail a thousand ships for you
Before you’ll learn how to be true

Hey Helen it’s not my business
to say what a girl should be
Hey Helen but all their choices
add up to catastrophe

but when you look like that
brings out all the bad
makes me want to shake the walls

They’ll sail a thousand ships for you
Before you’ll learn how to be true
Ten years in the ground for you
A little love that never blooms

Hey Helen, I’ve always wanted
To love the unattainable
Hey Helen, just how painful
Is it to be beautiful?

but when you look like that
brings out all the bad
makes me want to shake the walls

They’ll sail a thousand ships for you
Before you’ll learn how to be true
Ten years in the ground for you
A little love that never bloomed
Track Name: Limbo
Limbo

In the patience of the water
I will wade with your soul
Cause you think you have one
And I’m not so sure

And wanting to believe
In the water
Is the sanest human need
We can offer

Try to stand on the rocks, but
Find no foothold that’s safe
Here out in the water
Where there’s fear there’s faith

And wanting to believe in the water
Is the sanest human need we can offer

But as tide rips and storms near
And there’s no way out of here
Ever slightly my soul kneels to be received
To be fished in
Track Name: This Declaration
This declaration

This declaration of my head over my heart
Never kept it together it only led me from myself
We two are one

Wherever you go
Wherever you may fall
There goes my heart, there goes my heart again

This declaration of my heart over my head
No need to think it, I just believe she knows best
we two are one

Wherever you go
Wherever you may fall
There goes my heart, there goes my heart again
as long as we have time
long past the day we fall
there goes my heart, there goes my heart again

this declaration of my heart within my breath
will sleep in silence until the day you waken it

Wherever you go
Wherever you may fall
There goes my heart, there goes my heart again
as long as we have time
long past the day we fall
there goes my heart, there goes my heart again
Track Name: Ducks and Drakes
Ducks and Drakes

The time of year skims from me
We are lightly thrown
In the air for now
Lifted like a stone

The time the year sinks from me
Water kisses stone
I can’t stay this way
cannot play alone

A game of ducks and drakes
Before the season’s done with you?
So much I’d love to make
So much that’s fallen through

This time the city lulled to sleep by its own afterglow
The way the light lies broken upon a plane of snow
This time the wasted motions are finally coming home
This time that we waken, we waken alone

Now that the season’s done with you
So glad to take this in with you
Track Name: Worthy
Worthy

Break up with the city
Steal her love back again
Return to what you gave away
Find out if it’s worthy

Dear to the night, dear to light
Everyone wants to see
Something that’s clear in your own life
Everyone wants to feel

Break up with my friends
Steal their love again
Return to what you gave away
Find out if it’s worthy

Dear to the night, dear to light
Everyone wants to see
Something that’s clear in my own life
Everyone wants to feel
That there’s a meaning to what we are feeling
This and every night
That it’s worthy

But I’m sure that there’s something more
Behind the door you closed, something worthy

Dear to the night, dear to light
Everyone wants to see
Something that’s clear in their own life
Everyone wants to feel
That there’s a meaning to what we are feeling
Each and every night
That it’s worthy
Track Name: In the Night
In the night

In the night
Mind goes crystalline
Like a star come into view
Where you are might seem similar
But river crossed twice isn’t true

No matter what they say
You know that I won’t change
Take this step with me
Into the night

In the night
Eyes go crystalline
And the bar closes too soon
& We stand on our simplicity
As if it brought us closer to true

No matter what they say
You know that I won’t change
Take this step with me
Into the night

Though I thought I could stay the same
Passing off all of the blame
There’s more room in this point of view
Let this night now resolve you

No matter what they say
You know that I won’t change
Take this step with me
Into the night
Track Name: The Fly (Blake)
The Fly (Blake)

Little Fly,
Thy summer's play
My thoughtless hand
Has brushed away.
Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink, and sing,
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength and breath
And the want
Of thought is death;
Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die.
Track Name: Steal
Steel

Rain and stone
Gentlest destruction
Air and bone
Steal away
Steal away home

Who’s alone tonight?
Everyone
But that’s alright

Stained & scarred
The passage can’t contain
The passenger
Age to the eyes
Will only clarifiy

Who’s alone tonight?
Everyone
But that’s alright
Track Name: SSD
SSD

If the soul can’t linger, will the soul step down?
Track Name: Leave / All
Leave / All

So much that I’ve been saving
So much I won’t give away
try to keep it, hold it tighter
my time’s too slippery

of all the passing hours
only the deed remains
I see my years a-gathering
there’s so much I want to see

All the things that I might have done
Come back to haunt me one by one
Think there’s always time for more?
Got to leave it all out on the floor




All the things that I might have done
Come back to haunt me one by one
Think there’s always time for more?
Got to leave it all out on the floor

So much that I’ve been fearing
Dovetails with my memory
Try to change it, face it, leave it
Before it leaves me

All the things that I might have done
Come back to haunt me one by one
Think there’s always time for more?
Got to leave it all out on the floor

And I’m going to leave this life
With nothing left on my lips
I’m going to the leave this life
With nothing left

And everyone under the light of constellations
Will leave it all out on the floor tonight
And everyone with the slightest inclination
Will leave it all out on the floor tonight
Track Name: Each Will
Each Will

Each will tonight is on waivers
Each love tonight is on loan
Spin and you fall through light
Sift through your stages
All that you love tonight
will be repaired

Each Will

Each will tonight
sleeps in its wishing
Each heart tonight
cannot be bound
And if she stays through the night
until the morning
I’ll be the light that rests
Within her palms

Each will

No, nothing ever isn’t strange
and nothing ever keeps its shape
it’s not vanity
and it’s not in vain
though we change
without wanting to change

each will

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