Single Bullet Theory

by Pamela Means

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Two Halves 04:42
TWO HALVES by Pamela Means tuning: CADGBE, full capo II, partial capo V jersey troopers take a walk high paid lawyers bargain talk about the poison in the system how they drank it down and became victims today they overturned convictions of louima's civil rights violations by a gang of nypd's finest who were really just thugs with a penchant for violence is that him walkin' now ol' jim crow comin' from all of them parties WTF, WTO he's a sharp dressed fella' with a tight grip on the globe has all the connections to keep the high high keep the low down low keep the high high keep the low down low when i'm out there on the road those traffic laws i do uphold i don't need to be pulled over by a big dick cop with a billy club boner behind a badge and a loaded weapon over time i've learned this lesson though there are two halves of me there's only one half they will see though there are two halves of me to a racist cop out on the beat another black bitch is all i be to a racist cop out on the beat another black bitch is all i be but, i be yes, i be
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Augusta 03:20
AUGUSTA by Pamela Means tuning: CGDGCE, full capo II, partial capo VII after the show i watched a show about earthquakes predicting underground movement of the earth's plates a tiny twig snaps then the branch breaks the very same way the human heart aches i sleep alone tonight up here in maine but i've got a perfectly memorized view of your face your right cheek where i watch your pulse race one of your wonders that fascinates your mother has been welcoming she opened the door to your family but the pain of rejection has a reach even all the way from athens, greece you were told to tell half your life to keep your secret as a sacrifice but you're the only one who is compromised you're the only one with anguish in her eyes the main difference between them and me i love you for all you are yet to be every fiber of your entire identity you are my happiness you're inspiring
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Yours 05:47
YOURS by Pamela Means standard tuning, capo I the moon in sagittarius an early january what is to be with us you fill my head with delight embodiment of my desire singing in my head quickening my breath singing in my head quickening my breath you better get it while you can i'll be your woman or your man whatever you want i hope am you better get it while you can i'll be your woman or your man whatever you want i hope am if this song is for one day it's still yours if this song is for one day it's still yours
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THE DEVIL'S HENCHMEN by Pamela Means standard tuning, capo I hate on the trigger is a deafening sound faggot nigger hit the ground a day in the life of the great machine men in hoods of white parade in the street another mistrial after murdering a black man a black man i don't think they're done i don't think they're done i don't think they're done hangin' us by the neck lynching comes in subtle flavor drugs and guns and heavy labor you might get parole or a Ph.D. with selectively doled out opportunity bought and sold for centuries freedom comes but it ain't free i don't think they're done i don't think they're done i don't think they're done hangin' us by the neck
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Amen 04:10
AMEN by Pamela Means standard tuning, partial capo II strategically planning in neckties and news briefs self-appointed slackers spend their first day in fatigues blue suits and brown skin shake hands and wear grins photo-op for cnn in repetition will sink in our psyche good vs. evil is the slogan we're selling while secretly in silos phallic missiles are sitting the fbi went back to school to smoke out mercenaries racial profiling's cruel though sometimes necessary agents in training are busy detaining those who fit the file and exercise the right to hold you without charge without trial saying where do you eat what do you study where do sleep list all your buddies we'll be watching you we'll be back to talk to you there's two takes on one front one diluted for the masses political propaganda implies we dominate the fascists but the same story overseas says we better watch our asses and divert some of that power to initiate some changes for the benefit every future generation somebody say amen somebody say amen
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Mother's Day 01:28
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TWO MONTHS OLD by Pamela Means tuning: CGDGCD (somethin' like that) she is wrapped up tight in walking prose and dark rimmed eyes painting poems of eloquent phrases leather band worn tied to her graces shadows dress unmade walls shoulders bare beneath palms i am wrapped up tight in walking prose and her dark rimmed eyes
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Restless 02:39
RESTLESS by Pamela Means standard tuning, capo IV sun go down in ohio and i find you on my mind 500 miles october words i know by heart i remember curves brief in my arms you are like open sky i am like the sea take me in every drop and fall back into me remember that time you said i was like smoke breathing me in past your lips down your throat it's a mighty current a persistent wave the mark of your absence a restless ache you are like open sky i am like the sea take me in every drop and fall back into me
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O.D. 04:47
O.D. by Pamela Means standard tuning, capo IV iraq iran
 north korea try to stand 
bush bin laden and saddam 
each of them with dirty hands 
meet dick cheney oil merchant
 former head of halliburton 
had an oil transport plan 
a pipeline through afghanistan 
then chairman cheney left the post 
to join the george who lost the vote
 now next in line he often quotes 
whispering of ancient rome 
the cause of economic toil
 is disruption of the oil
 greet the dawn of an american peace 
a new world order century 
we need more military bases 
to force feed american faces 
on each and every continent
 with resources to complement 
our addiction to affluence
 and the whims of pretend presidents 
the stage is set for a ruler to enter
 stormtroopers will stop dissenters 
rome did not negotiate
 mapped the land and laid to waste 
i am caesar i am george
 my empire is well on course
 well, of course 
i got a fine penthouse in washington
 kick back and watch the potomac run 
patio's perched toward the setting sun
 bought the oval office i am my daddy's son bought the oval office i am my daddy's son bought the oval office
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STRANGE FRUIT by Lewis Allan standard tuning, capo II Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. Pastoral scene of the gallant south, The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth, Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh, Then the sudden smell of burning flesh. Here is fruit for the crows to pluck, For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck, For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop, Here is a strange and bitter crop.
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Atoms 02:51
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Award-winning album and my fifth independent release. Recorded in hometown, Milwaukee WI, with bad ass musicians who also happen to be women.

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released April 4, 2003

Produced by Pamela Means

Recorded by Kristian Riley at Bionic Studios, Milwaukee WI.
Mastered by Trevor Sadler at Mastermind, Milwaukee WI.

Photography: Liz Linder
Graphic Design: Deborah Wieder

All songs by Pamela Means, Phylorra Music BMI (except "Strange Fruit" by Lewis Allan, Music Sales Corp. Publishing ASCAP)

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"When PAMELA MEANS picks up her guitar and begins to sing, a listener doesn't forget her. She possesses musical attitude and purpose." - WSHU Connecticut Public Radio

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