This version of Full of Fuel was recorded in the days leading up to Friday, April 18, 2008.
At 9:09pm that night I mixed the song, got in the car, and sped from the warehouse in Tea, SD to KAUR-FM, Augustana College radio, where my friend Chris and I had a radio show.
My friend Matt and I played this totally fresh and up-to-the-minute mix on the air an hour after it was made!
Remixed and mastered Wednesday, September 18, 2013, in Marshall, CA.
i’m full of fuel - full of apricot fuel
i fly to the Appalachian rim
on Cleveland-town i genuine down
to get for me air-dust plane
you support me, you anchor me - now, won’t you protect me?
both-arm me, Andalusia me
gentle me, no-name me
bursting up, honey-cut, sweet on a telephone wire
i transmit a State writ to all our supporters
i’m full of fuel, full of felony fuel -
now i’m unholy
full of chalk, full of chalkdust fuel
i burn out across night sky
whittled now, i beat skyward,
wings on an envelope
my sheets are scat, from scatter-bat -
he get out of window unharmed
i’m full of fuel, full of hollyhock fuel
that give me great sense of survival
often made with powder-house blade
to cut into time of arrival
and then the train comes,
full of coal and passengers with love on their minds
let’s get some solid drums - let’s play ‘em hard until the gold runs, astonished and dry
we find fuel, alarming and contingent,
this best-selling fuel
we buy fuel, for our families to winter in our warm-blooded homes
a breach, a cold-filtered breach in an important line
dispels heat, a nuclear heat that goes consecutive nines
we swim long, out a hot-burnin’ channel full of flammable fuel
and it ignites - and we go under the ice to find sea-lovin’ den
we dove harder, and made it this far - we know how many more
until light, olefactory light, it lift its garter
i’m full of fuel, full of full-blooded fuel to keep my family at bay
we buy stock, good bread-winning stock at live market
from Hollywood north to Fresno - getting out of L.A.
on 50, through Nevada en route to grainy Loveland and home
from Milky Outtakes,
track released September 26, 2013
Matt McFarland - tom