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Welcome to Brazzaville 2 features songs from the last 4 studio albums. We had a vote on our website and the fans got to choose the songs!

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released October 11, 2012

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BRAZZAVILLE Barcelona, Spain

Brazzaville was founded by David Arthur Brown in Los Angeles in 1997. Brazzaville's songs are filled with images of outcasts and misfits dreaming of escaping to a better world. He grew up in Koreatown in the 1980s. His father, a trucker, used to take him to the shipyards in San Pedro to pick up containers and haul them to the trains in Vernon. ... more

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Track Name: The Clouds In Camarillo
You were born in ’67
About 9 o’clock at night
A couple years before I lost control
And ended up inside
The clouds in Camarillo
Shimmer with a light that’s so unreal
Now I fear the stories that they told me
Of how I hurt my baby, must be somehow true

I stopped taking all my pills
They made me feel so dead inside
Just like the sun was goin’ out
I didn’t think I could survive

The clouds in Camarillo….

Now I’m writing from a caravan
Behind your grandma’s place
I think my spirit will be happier
With the stars in outer space
Track Name: Jesse James
When he was runnin’ from the cops
He said, “Baby, I’m just 19
I’m as sexy as a ballerina in a magazine
Give me danger and a gun
You know I ain’t afraid of pain
I don’t wanna live your life
I wanna die like Jesse James
I wanna die like Jesse James…
“I grew up in a little trailer
On the edge of town
My daddy used to beat me raw
He used to beat me down
And one thing that I learned
When I was barely 17
Was how to kill a full-grown man
When he was half asleep

‘cause I wanna die like Jesse James…

“So now I’m runnin’ from the cops
And Baby, I’m just 19
I’m as sexy as a ballerina on a TV screen
And I’m happy as a newborn baby
When he sees his mom
And I’m grateful to the bullet
That’s just about to take me home
Track Name: Anabel2
Last night meant so much to me
Downtown by the crumbling sea wall
The first kiss took me back to 1983
Laid out with the thrill of it all
Anabel
Airports feel like home to me
Glass walls looking out at the planes
Food courts and police controls
A soft voice coming though the PA
Anabel

Anabel
Light blue walls in cheap hotels

Up here at 30,000 feet
Above all the suffering and pain
Hot tea and an inflight magazine
An old boy in a shiny new plane
Anabel
Track Name: Bosphorus
She was married to the Bosphorus
She threw her ring in then she blew a kiss
To the Ottomans and Byzantines
Lying beneath the sea
She wore a pink and yellow summer dress
She kept her hair just like a poetess
She traveled all the way to Germany
The trains and the cold, dark sea

The amber glow of a morning cigarette
On the Istiklal Cadessi
The vapor trails and the tiny minerettes
All the domes in silhouette

Ahhhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh…..
Track Name: Peach Tree
A thought occurred to me
Lying underneath a peach tree
A moment in the sun
Our funny little lives are so brief
Our frail little bones
We’re here and then we’re gone

Sometimes the lonely days
Turn into the lonely decades
Old ladies on their own

The world they knew has drifted away
Like little puffs of smoke
We’re here and then we’re gone
Track Name: Pillow From Home
Late night
All alone
Just sitting in my hotel room
Wishing I was back at home
A long flight
Halfway around the globe
This life at 30,000 feet
Well it’s starting to take it’s toll
I got my pillow from home
Here on the 33rd floor
And I loaded all your photographs
Into my mobile phone
But they only made me miss you more
I got my beat up guitar
And my pocket Moleskine
I packed my echinacea drops
And all my speaker tapes
‘Cause I’m out here on the road again
I’m out here on the road again

A strange light
Warms my soul
When I travel to a distant place
To play a little rock and roll
But someday
Just you and me
We’ll be gazing at a setting sun
In a little garden by the sea
Track Name: LAX
LAX in a runway motel
We just got off the phone
You didn’t seem very well
At 5 years old I had no place to go
But you took me in
And you gave me a home
The planes fly
overhead
While I smoke
Too many cigarettes in bed

It rained last night ‘bout a quarter to 2
I was lyin’ awake
Just thinkin’ ‘bout you
A summer wind blowin’ in off the sea
Full of childhood smells
And aquamarine
Track Name: Girl From Vladivostok
A rainy night in June
The girl from Vladivostok’s in her room
She’s layin’ on the bed
Chatting on her laptop with her friends

And through the open window
There’s a breeze
And fog rollin’ off the sea
Mercury and starfish in the bay
A rusty ship sails away
With a devushka from Vladivostok

Our funny little lives
We show up here with stardust in our eyes
You get here on a train
It takes about a week but that’s OK

And through the open window
There’s a breeze
And fog rollin’ off the sea
Mercury and starfish in the bay
A rusty ship sails away
With a devushka from Vladivostok
Track Name: Barcelona
A l’Istanbul l’any pasat
Vaig somiar amb Montserrat
Va caura un meteorit
Mol brilliant al cel de la nit
A la Barcelona
La meva Barcelona
A la Barcelona
Estimada Barcelona

Va vola per sobre l’Eixample
Cuitadella i carrer Ample
Els esglesias i els mercats
I les hortes del Llobregat

A la Barcelona…

Va vola per sobre els Catalans
i també sobre els inmigrants
Els okupas i funcionaris
i la gent de tots els barris
Track Name: Rather Stay Home
Crisscrossed the country in a van
A young and carefree rock and roll band
Tearing up the open road
Success came like an ice cold hand
5 star hotels by the sand
And suddenly you’re getting old
And I’d rather stay home
I’d rather stay home
‘Cause one thing I know
We all leave this old world alone
And why there’s still time
Don’t wanna be a rolling stone
And I’d rather stay home
I’d rather stay home

10,000 flights to different lands
And your kids are growing up without their dad
They’re wondering why you can’t stay home
Success came like an ice cold hand
5 star hotels by the sand
And suddenly you’re getting old
Track Name: 21st Century Girl
Monday morning and it’s raining
All over town
I feel the rumble of the trains
Deep underground
I check my inbox but there’s nothin’ there
I guess she’s just gone away
And she took my profile off her myspace yesterday
‘Cause she’s a 21st century girl
And she’s searchin’ all around the world
It’s hard to settle for a guy
When there’s 30 million more to try

She posts the photographs that make her look
Real thin
She lists her movies and her favorite bands
Sends messages to all her friends
She says she’s single and she don’t want kids
I told her that that’s OK
But she took my profile off her myspace yesterday

‘Cause she’s a 21st century girl….

We met for coffee at the Pickmeup Café
We both were nervous and a little shy
But we hung out for most of the day
She kissed my eyelids and she held my hand
But her eyes they seemed far away
And she took my profile off her myspace yesterday
Track Name: Teenage Summer Days
Down on Pico and Fedora
Back in 1983
All the cholos on the corner
Hid their pistols in the trees
El Funny Clown lived off of Sunset
On a street called Benton Way
There were blood satins on the sidewalk
But the rain washed them away

On the mean streets of L.A.
All those teenage summer days

We took the bus way down to Venice
Went bodysurfing in the waves
Staring out at the horizon
On those teenage summer days

On the mean streets of L.A.
All those teenage summer days

My daddy was a trucker
Hauling freight 12 hours a day
Sometimes he’d take me down to Vernon
Or the shipyards in South Bay

On those teenage summer days
On the mean streets of L.A.
Track Name: The Clouds In Camarillo (w/ Minerva)
for russian lyrics go to moskva.fm
Track Name: 3Jane
3Jane, You’re my Queen
Lounging around With a W magazine
No doubt Your the best
Looking so good in 10 euro summer dress
3Jane
3Jane, you’re it for me
Hot summer nights outside the New Beverly
Old Chevy Nova drives
Under the stars, way up the 395

3Jane
3Jane
It’s hard to see
But things in the world are just as their meant to be
We’re born and die alone
Surrounded by stars, we’re never away from home.
Track Name: Morning Light
I’m afraid of you
You make life seem brand new
We stay up late at night
Forget the world outside
And it’s been a long time
It’s been a long time
Since I’ve seen the morning light
It’s been a long time
It’s been a long time
And that’s alright (2x)

You read you poetry
And pour me cups of tea
And in the candle light
I’m lost inside your eyes

And it’s been a long time…..

Sometimes I feel all alone
With millions of folks around me
But I know that I’ve got a home
Beyond the dark clouds above me
Track Name: Green Eyed Taxi
Life
It slips right by you
Your dreams
All left behind you
It's cold
And rain is falling
A lonely
Day is dawning

oh oh oh oh
Green eyed taxi rescue me
oh oh oh oh
Cause I'm half the man I used to be
oh oh oh oh
All of the loves I threw away
oh oh oh oh
And now my skies are turning gray

Love
The great surrender
Her arms
So warm and tender
The high life
That you followed
Has left you
Sad and hollow
Track Name: Boeing
Late afternoon
A girl in a black-lit room
Music plays
She dances her heart away
Worn out days
Head full of cheap cocaine
Old memories fade
Of Europe in younger days
With long haired boys
Hitchhiking down to Spain
Up all night
Laughin’ in cheap cafes

Boeing
Carry me away
Help me press erase
On all of my stupid mistakes

Trans-Atlantic Boeing dreams
Coffee and French TV
Fleur-de-lis
30,000 feet above the sea
Jet stream and poppy seeds
Sad to leave
Track Name: Star Called Sun
Near a star called Sun
It was there that my mom came undone
Sounds of a summer parade
90.5 in the shade
She drifted off on the 4th of July
A holiday look in her eyes
Said goodbye to a lifetime of pain
She died in a mid-summer rain

She said
There’s one million stars
For every little grain of sand down there

She floated up like a rocket in space
The misery gone from her face
Flying through comets and stars
Out past the canyons on Mars

She saw the future and she saw the past
She said, don’t worry, it’s not meant to last
Everything’s always OK
Even the worst of your days

There’s one million stars…

So now she’s there when I look at the sky
Or when I drink whisky or wine
Or when I feel frightened at night
Or days when I’m sick of my life

She says, son it’ll all be alright
Everything’s already fine
If only you knew what I’ve seen
You’d never feel frightened again
Track Name: Praskovia
He's never been up this high
Stars fill the bright, black sky
A Soviet pilot's solo flight

Sun shining in the dark
While back in Filevsky Park
His wife and his little boy feed meadow larks

Young Ivan Koroloev
Stares at the stars above
And down at the little world
With the ones he loves

He's never been up this high
Stars fill the bright, black sky
A Soviet pilot's solo flight

Praskovia Mikhailovna