Out in the Street / Mysteries of St. Louis

by The Union Electric

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Two new songs by The Union Electric expanding the sound of 2012's "Time Is Gold" CD.

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released April 23, 2013

The Union Electric:
Mic Boshans - drums, percussion (Street)
Glenn Burleigh - electric guitar
Melinda Cooper - bass, vocals, organ
Tim Rakehell - vocals, guitar
Brad Vaughn - drums (Mysteries)

crowd vocals on "Out In The Street" by Kevin Buckley, Glenn Burleigh, Melinda Cooper, and Brad Vaughn

recorded and mixed by Kevin Buckley
Glenn's guitar and vocal recorded by GB at the BSRG
mastered by Carl Saff

lyrics by Tim Rakehell / music by The Union Electric
"Street" inspired by the writings of Victor Serge and dedicated to Freedom Press, London
"Mysteries" inspired by the writings of Henry Boernstein

cover painting by Dana Richard Smith

Rankoutsider Records

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The Union Electric St Louis, Missouri

The Union Electric is made up of veteran St. Louis musicians Tim Rakel, Glenn Burleigh, Melinda Cooper and Mic Boshans. Depending on the date/time/weather, Beth Bombara, Jake DeLeonardis, Mary DeLeonardis and/or Brad Vaughn may also make intermittent appearances in the line-up.

UE has released five 7" records, a EP of cover songs, and the CD "Time Is Gold".
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Track Name: Out in the Street
Out In The Street - inspired by the life and writing of Victor Serge

there’s a policeman living across the hall
listens in whenever there’s a phone call
providing an example of the path not taken

there’s a crowd of people out in the street
and they are shouting no one should be rich
now when grandfather was out in the street
he was shouting no one should be poor

in short life displayed itself to me
varying aspects of degrading captivity
I’m no good
I’m no good for this machine

in father’s house
there were portraits on the wall
of the men who were hanged
thou shalt fight back
this was his one command
Track Name: Mysteries of St. Louis, Part One
Mysteries Of Saint Louis, Part One - inspired by the life and writing of Henry Boernstein

Boernstein is a ghost calling from the past
of blue and gray uniforms
arsenals lost and won
unions formed and broken

Boernstein is a ghost calling from the past
a memory put on a shelf
shut in a cabinet and locked
in the library at night

Boernstein is a name misspelled on a grave
the sun rises over Bloody Island
stormy nights along the river
nobody on the banks
looking to the Illinois side

Boernstein is a ghost calling from the past
sees the people eating fast
sees the people working slow
sees everything looking like it's all upside down