Mood Food Cafe

by Isaac Tabor

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This is first in the series of three solo EPs by Isaac Tabor. MOOD FOOD CAFE is a country record, featuring guest musicians on fiddle, bass, backing vocals and drums.

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released October 20, 2013

Recorded and mixed at Beach Cottage Studios, Bantry, Ireland. Mastered by Stephen Quinn at Analog Heart Studios, Ireland. Featuring Neil Fitzgibbon on fiddle, Mick Cronin on drums, Dave Hastie on backing vocals and Bean Dolan on double bass and backing vocals.

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Isaac Tabor Bantry, Ireland

Born and raised in the Netherlands, American-Dutch songwriter Isaac Tabor sings of lost love on all continents, the disappearing wetlands of Louisiana, the dust of the Pampa trail in Argentina and Methamphetamine invasion of Arkansas, to name a few. A storyteller at heart, he likes to bring the audience into the story and share the feelings we have all have in common, one verse at a time. ... more

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Track Name: Mood Food Cafe
We were young and proud and full of ideas
We were gonna start a business that exceeded us
But it all went haywire one fine day
And now its called the Mood Food cafe

Well music and food is still our thing
But stranger things have crept their way in
I swear this ain't no hallucination
Must just be god workin one of his old favors

Ive seen it all before is what they all say
I believe you but come on down to the Mood Food cafe

There's a monkey here who speaks four languages
And everyday he gets up to weird shenanigans
I met him on a corner selling guns
I said come on in buddy, we're gonna have some fun today

There's a Japanese guy talkin' about atoms
And the monkey in the corner starts going bananas
They start arguing in a language I don't understand
Then he launches at me, atoms flying everywhere

Ive seen it all before is what they all say
I believe you but come on down to the Mood Food cafe

Im not one to pick a fight
So I pulled up a chair and said wait a minute there
Lets settle this the old-fashioned way
First one to beat the monkey at chess gets to stay

But wouldn't you know it, that monkey's pretty smart
He beat both of us right at the start
I guess evolution ain't workin' in our favor
Monkey's first and humans...later

Ive seen it all before is what they all say
I believe you but come on down to the Mood Food cafe
Track Name: What Brought Me To You
Im not the one to call out to you
Even though it could be better
So we stay quiet and we stay blue
We'll go on forever

Forever askin the kind lord
How to change the weather
Forever tryin to understand
How the pieces got bent
Oh, a tossin and a turnin
Yearnin for a little romance

My friends they been talkin these days
They've been goin like fire
Sayin I should pack up my bags
Before I sink in the mire

I know it'd be easier, breezier too
If we just parted
I know itd be safer and later I'd tell
My friends I was joining the party
But easy and safe ain't what brought me to you

You know I don't listen to my friends no more
Its cuz they're all broken-hearted
Seems like we all sink the ball these days
Before we call it

I know it'd be easier, breezier too
If we just parted
I know itd be safer and later I'd tell
My friends I was joining the party
But easy and safe ain't what brought me to you
No, we've got a lot of lovin left to do
Track Name: Ragtime Game
Spain's hot, Scotland cold
Everywhere you go they all want your soul
Nobody's different, everyone the same
Playing their part in this ragtime game

The hot one's will burn you, cold ones chill you to the bone
Each one of them will leave you wanting more
Why do we it, why don't we pull in the reigns
Playing our part in this ragtime game

We've all got stories of the one that got away
When we tried so hard but they just wouldn't stay, no
Instead of sitting here licking my wounds
Well pass me up them dice, Im getting back in the groove

Oh Susanna, she had the looks
Could make an honest man a crook
She'll take you in, make you holler and shout
Just enough crazy to make a man go wild

Lila, she's the special kind
Never leave home without a pitbull by her side
He'll take your head off with one quick move
She knows how she likes it, you better know it too

What are we doing here, what have we got left
Where's your dignity, where's your self-respect
Im telling you straight judge, I ain't got no shame
Playing my part in this ragtime game

We'll keep going until we can't go no more
We live in the bars and we sleep next door
We're always close, one step away
Playing our part in this ragtime game

We're just playing our part in this ragtime game
Track Name: Down to the Water
Travelled down the coast
600 miles
before it all fell out
all exposin nerves like wires
buzzin and sparkin about

I went down to the water
Thought Id find some answers there
but everyone I talked to and everyone they spoke of
said all the answers are in your head

I got a girl in Spain
and a family in Holland too
Ive been travellin around so much these days
Im afraid Im playin the fool

There wasnt nobody down by the water
Who could satisfy my thirst
Cuz everyone I talked to and everyone they spoke of
Said you gotta go where ya feel it the most

Oh one of these days
Are the pieces gonna come together
But some of these days it feel like
All the pieces be fallin on me first

Ive been singing my songs now
For a couple of years
Ain't one of them of which I could say
Sounds like sweet tunes to my ears

Aint there nobody down by the water
Who can tell me what to do
Cuz everyone I talked to and everyone they spoke of
Said boy, its gotta come from you first

Oh one of these days
Are the pieces gonna come together
But some of these days it feel like
All the pieces be fallin on me first

Yeah one of these days well
Are all the pieces gonna come together
But some of these days it feel like
All them pieces be falling on me first
Track Name: Wild Oats
I used to dive
Headfirst into the sea
Swam with the fishes
Of every color and breed

I studied their scales
Watched them glisten and glow
Now the sea's have parted
Left me here on my own

These wild oats of mine
They have hit a drought
Aint had no rain (had no rain)
Sun's a beatin down

I'll put my boots
Back on the shelf
Come next spring
I'll try em on again

There's but one girl I loved
She kept me tame for years
Now that she's gone
Im left with just my fears

Well a flower needs water
To open and bloom
If this drought holds up
Lord, you know Im doomed

These wild oats of mine
They have hit a drought
Aint had no rain (had no rain)
Sun's a beatin down

I'll put my boots
Back on the shelf
Come next spring
I'll try em on again

Ive given the crew
The day to go rest
Ive put my tools
Back in the shed

There's cracks in the land
Vultures settling in
Just a few more days
And they'll be pickin at my skin

These wild oats of mine
They have hit a drought
Aint had no rain (had no rain)
Sun's a beatin down

I'll put my boots
Back on the shelf
Come next spring
I'll try em on again

Come next spring
I'll try em on again
Track Name: Angel from Montgomery
I am an old woman now
Named after my mother
My old man is another
Child who's grown old

If dreams were thunder
Lightning desire
This old house would've burned down
A long time ago

Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me something that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

When I was a young one
I had me a cowboy
He wasn't much to look at
Just a free rambling man

That was a long time
And no matter how I try
The years just flow by
Like a broken down dam

Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me something that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

There's flies in the kitchen
I can hear them buzzing
And I ain't done nothing
Since I woke up today

How the hell can a person
Go to work in the morning
Come home in the evening
Without a damn thing to say

Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me something that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go