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Dream worlds, a love story, late night desert paranoia, a cover of one of my favorite artist's - Leonard Cohen, and several more pieces featuring the voice and original music of Professor Yarnhead.

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released April 10, 2016

Written and Produced by Professor Yarnhead
"The Future" written by Leonard Cohen

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Professor Yarnhead Pioneertown, California

Over twenty years ago my friend Brian had a dream in which there was a character named Yarn Head. When he told me about his dream I told him that years from now, when I was around 50 I’d have a band and I’d call myself Professor Yarnhead.

I guess that time has come!

Now I'm living and recording in the hi-desert in Southern California, near Joshua Tree in Pioneertown.
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Track Name: There's A Place
There's a place I find myself many times.
The light is always bad there.
Several times I've seen jets come falling through the sky,
crashing into suburban neighborhoods.
Usually there are UFO's involved.
There is a warehouse there
with all my paintings in it,
they're hanging on the walls.
Lately I've been spending a lot of time at a bar
in a bad part of town -
Sometimes it's in a strip center,
sometimes it's just a roadside shack,
but it's always the same inside.
Weeks ago I spent all night driving to the North Pole.

I'm losing things constantly –
keys, cellphone, weed, people…
I never fit into my clothes properly.
The cars have uncomfortable seats
and I always have trouble reaching the brake pedal.
The freeways turn at impossible angles
and often turn into dirt roads.
Many of the places I used to live are there…
Sometimes, when I haven't visited in a while,
there are new housing developments.
Old buildings come down,
new buildings show up.
Sometimes I have to walk for miles,
block after block of houses,
apartment buildings, convenience stores, various shops, empty lots.
The hills are always steep.

We used to have tidal waves, all the time.
The beach would tilt,
and I got washed out to sea numerous times.
That doesn't happen any more,
but the beach has pretty extreme tides.
There's a place down by the harbor
with a road that leads to the country,
somewhere in Arizona.
Another road leads to the mountains,
on to the maze of freeways.
They've been clear cutting the mountains for months now,
and it's turning brown.
I never seem to have money and I never need it.
I eat very little and never taste the food.
I've always got a purpose but there never seems to be any reason why I'm doing these things...
Track Name: Three Cups Of Coffee At 2AM
It was dark, late at night
The sand was blowing across the two lane highway
And those two same headlights were following me
I was looking for a diner, or a gas station
somewhere safe, somewhere with people
somewhere to lose those headlights in my rear view mirror

Three cups of coffee at 2 AM
My eyes are tired and I'm starting to see things
Starting to imagine things...

I passed a sign that said Miner's Rut by a dirt road that headed to the hills
The headlights pulled off and headed up the road.
That's when I I noticed my low fuel light had been on a while
I pulled over, turned around, and headed back to Miner's Rut.

Three cups of coffee at 2 AM
My eyes are tired and I'm starting to see things
Starting to imagine things...

Maybe there would be a gas station up Miner's Rut
The sand was still blowing when I reached the dirt road
A mile up the road I saw headlights coming my way.
I pulled over when I could and let the car pass by

Three cups of coffee at 2 AM
My eyes are tired and I'm starting to see things
Starting to imagine things...

The car was an old Chevy minivan and the driver was wearing sunglasses.
His hair was long and a light glinted off of his gold tooth.
I kept driving up Miner's Rut.
Up ahead was a gas station but it was closed.
I parked my car in the bushes, locked the doors and waited for sunrise.
Track Name: I Believe In Love
I believe in love because of you
I believe in love because I know you
I believe in love because I've known you
I believe in love...

I believe in love because of you
I believe in love because I know you
I believe in love because I've known you
I believe in love...

Let me tell you how I met my love
It was September, 1986
I met her in a donut shop.
She was behind the counter when I walked in.

We talked a bit.
She told me her name was Tania.
She was out of cigarettes,
and at the beginning of her shift.

I left the donut shop,
and walked down to the drug store.
I bought her brand of cigarettes,
and walked back to the donut shop.

There was a line of people
when I walked back into the shop.
I walked to the front of the line,
slid the cigarettes across the counter and said,
“Here you go Tania.”
Then I walked out.

A month later she asked me out.

I believe in love because of you
I believe in love because I know you
I believe in love because I've known you
I believe in love…
Track Name: The Future
The Future – Lyrics by Leonard Cohen


Give me back my broken night
my mirrored room, my secret life
it's lonely here,
there's no one left to torture
Give me absolute control
over every living soul
And lie beside me, baby,
that's an order!
Give me back the Berlin wall
give me Stalin and St Paul
I've seen the future, brother -
it is murder.

You don't know me from the wind
you never will, you never did
I'm the little Jew
who wrote the Bible
I've seen the nations rise and fall
I've heard their stories, heard them all
but love's the only engine of survival


Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
The blizzard, the blizzard of the world
has crossed the threshold
and it has overturned
the order of the soul

Give me back the Berlin wall
Give me Stalin and St Paul
Give me Christ
or give me Hiroshima
Destroy another fetus now
We don't like children anyhow
I've seen the future, baby -
it is murder


Your servant here, he has been told
to say it clear, to say it cold:
It's over, it ain't going
any further
And now the wheels of heaven stop
you feel the devil's riding crop
Get ready for the future -
it is murder

There'll be the breaking of the ancient
western code
Your private life will suddenly explode
There'll be phantoms
There'll be fires on the road
and the white man dancing
You'll see a woman hanging upside down
her features covered by her fallen gown
and all the lousy little poets
coming round
tryin' to sound like Charlie Manson


Give me back the Berlin wall
Give me Stalin and St Paul
Give me Christ
or give me Hiroshima


Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
The blizzard, the blizzard of the world
has crossed the threshold
and it has overturned
the order of the soul

Give me back the Berlin wall
Give me Stalin and St Paul
Give me Christ
or give me Hiroshima
Destroy another fetus now
We don't like children anyhow
I've seen the future, baby -
it is murder
Track Name: Soft Rains (On A Sunny Day)
Soft rains on a sunny day
looks like we're gonna have some of that rain today

We have sunny skies with a tinge of grey,
it's starting to look that way,
we might get some rain today

There's some clouds in the sky,
they're heading this way,
looks like they're pretty heavy with rain

Soft rains on a sunny day
looks like we're gonna have some of that rain today

We have sunny skies with a tinge of grey,
it's starting to look that way,
we might get some rain today

There's some clouds in the sky,
they're heading this way,
looks like they're pretty heavy with rain

Soft rains on a sunny day
looks like we're gonna have some of that rain today
Track Name: One Dollar Hits
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Indonesia is strung out again
She had never taken LSD before,
Blissed out, Red Star

she looks fearless and immune and ready for all,
she was an electric guitar on a Sunday night

...serene. Certain things worked smoothly on every level.

She stood out like a crowd
She played the city like a pinstripe suit.
She asked for the moon in a cup and her breasts hung over the city.


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DREAM WARS

Revolutionary Chicken Feed

You win, you could be exposed,
Imagine feeling so

As the full moon rose we started to drink
Through my blue window I heard a fragile scream.
I saw smoke coming off my shoes
Luminous shine-in-the-dark Stars for your ceiling
images
lurching in the dark
at the bottom of the stairs.

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Track Name: So Blue
I felt so blue
so blue I could barely get out of bed this morning
So tired
So tired my whole body all the way through
I drank two cups of coffee
before going back to bed
It's that kind of a day.
Too hard to raise my head
Too hard to keep myself out of bed

Feeling so blue
Feeling so blue
Feeling so blue
Feeling so blue

Feeling so blue
Feeling so blue
Feeling so blue
Feeling so blue

There was just all kinds of things I had to do,
things that couldn't be done…
I couldn't do those today
So so blue today
sooo so blue today

Feeling so blue
Feeling so blue
Feeling so blue
Feeling so blue

Feeling so blue
Feeling so blue
Feeling so blue
Feeling so blue

It's one of those days
one of those day
you feel like taking your pills
your medicines
crawling down in some hole
and just staying there awhile
not have to see anybody