Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert

by Treasurefruit

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Debut release from Phoenix's desert psych rock quartet Treasurefruit. Recorded on reel-to-reel tape and mixed by hand on a vintage desk, "Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert" offers fresh modern rock informed by elements from Django to Hank to Hendrix.

Treasurefruit was recently named one of the “Top Ten Female-Fronted Bands in Phoenix” by the Phoenix New Times, and singer/songwriter Quinn was the 2016 recipient of the annual Songbird Award by culture blog Yab Yum Music and Arts.

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released October 30, 2015

anamieke quinn - vocals, guitar, wurlitzer
matt ventre - guitar
brenden mcbride - bass, backing vocals
ehren stonner - drums

additional backing vocals provided by sara mcallister (tracks 2, 7, 8 and 9)

all songs written by anamieke quinn
recorded at the scratchin' post (scottsdale, az)
engineered by andy mcdearmon
mixed by anamieke quinn
produced by anamieke quinn, andy mcdearmon and treasurefruit
graphic design by shannon harden
photograph by lindsey ventre
mastered by nathan james at vault mastering (chandler, az)
executive producers heather carrozza and anamieke quinn

copyright 2015 the lion rampant publishing, all rights reserved

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Track Name: The Prey
The Prey
by Anamieke Quinn

Headin’ out on the open range
Bound for pleasure and bound for pain
He needs a reason
To try and make it home
Some sort of reason
To walk the night alone

By the moonlight he sees her face
Full of beauty and full of grace
He needs a reason
To try and make it home
Some sort of reason
To walk the night alone

The summer sun is setting deeper in the sky
Soon you’ll belong to all the creatures of the night
Don’t make a difference if you think you know your way
If you’re not the predator then you must be the prey

Go ahead open up that door
But what you’re askin’s a slight bit more
Than I am willing
To give without a fight
More than I’m willing
To let in tonight

The summer sun is setting deeper in the sky
Soon you’ll belong to all the creatures of the night
Don’t make a difference if you think you know your way
If you’re not the predator than you must be the prey

The summer sun is setting deeper in the sky
Soon you’ll belong to all the creatures of the night
Don’t make a difference if you think you know your way
If you’re not the predator than you must be the prey
Track Name: C'est La Vie
C’est La Vie
By Anamieke Quinn


You ain’t got nothin’ on me that I don’t already have
Just like a sailor at sea, there is no lookin’ back
And I think about what islands are out there I may never behold
But all the pearls that I have taken aboard are worth their weight in gold

C’est la vie, oh twinkling little star
C’est la vie, I wonder what you are
C’est la vie, you shine so clear and bright
C’est la vie, take me to the morning light

You wake to find this is not your house, your beautiful wife
You want to set it on fire just to get a little light
And you think about the end of the world and where you’d like to be
But your world’s tied in a nice little box wrapped up with C’est La Vie

C’est la vie, oh twinkling little star
C’est la vie, I wonder what you are
C’est la vie, you shine so clear and bright
C’est la vie, take me to the morning light

So you keep moving along, maintain a steady pace
But all the signs that you see remind you there’s no race
So just sit right back and take it all in, you’ll get there when you can
And one day you’ll see you’re already deep inside your master plan

C’est la vie, oh twinkling little star
C’est la vie, I wonder what you are
C’est la vie, you shine so clear and bright
C’est la vie, take me to the morning light
Track Name: Teddy Bears Picnic
Teddy Bears Picnic
by Anamieke Quinn

If you should go into the woods today
Be careful not to trek too far astray
Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic
The teddy bears have their picnic today

If you should go into the jungle
You might encounter deadly snakes
But you can’t be frightened of the jungle
No that would be a bigger mistake

Oh-whoa-oh-oh-oh, the map unfolds
And suddenly it’s all making sense
Oh-whoa-oh-oh-oh, when truth be told
There is no key, there is no key to happiness

If you should go into the ocean
Try not to think about your feet
‘Cause the only thing that’s gonna get you
Is wondering what may lie beneath

Oh-whoa-oh-oh-oh, the map unfolds
And suddenly it’s all making sense
Oh-whoa-oh-oh-oh, when truth be told
There is no key, there is no key to happiness

The land is vast, the canyons deep
Some treasures too heavy to keep
And you’ll never make it ‘cross the prairie
If you don’t move while everyone’s asleep

Oh-whoa-oh-oh-oh, the map unfolds
And suddenly it’s all making sense
Oh-whoa-oh-oh-oh, when truth be told
There’s no key, there is no key to happiness
Happiness
Track Name: Darkside
Darkside
By Anamieke Quinn

Shine a spotlight on my heart
Try to see where all the tangles started
Push and pull them all apart
Trace them back to where the truth got parted

When I was young I knew just what I wanted to be
Nothing has changed except some of the scenery, so

Take me to the dark side of the moon
It’s been a while since I have seen that view
You could bring your telescope, and we could look at Mars
Settle in the moonrock underneath the twinkling stars
Revel in the stillness up in zero gravity
Far away from all the world and all it means to me, to me
All it means to me

Smoke and soot roll out the slats
Of the engine room that’s always goin’
Past the point of looking back
See the steam escape to where it’s roamin’

When I wake up each morning I can feel it inside
Seems like the fire’s been burnin’ straight through the night, so

Take me to the dark side of the moon
It’s been a while since I have seen that view
You could bring your telescope, and we could look at Mars
Settle in the moonrock underneath the twinkling stars
Revel in the stillness up in zero gravity
Far away from all the world and all it means to me, to me
All it means to me

Can’t you hear the sound of a revolution?
Here we go again
Swimming in the sea of our absolution
It will never end

Sneak back to the starlit sky
Leave no trace behind of ever coming
Swirling in the sweet goodbyes
Sad but wiser now, and never knowing

When I look back beyond the peak of this destiny
Just a few words will ring out in my memory, so

Take me to the dark side of the moon
It’s been a while since I have seen that view
You could bring your telescope, and we could look at Mars
Settle in the moonrock underneath the twinkling stars
Revel in the stillness up in zero gravity
Far away from all the world and all it means to me, to me
All it means to me

Shine a spotlight on my heart
Tease and tug it all apart
Track Name: Valley of the Light
Valley of the Light
By Anamieke Quinn

It’s taking everything I have not to dive into something bad
I know the water’s pretty deep and there’s no way that I can keep
Up with that undertoe it’s gonna pull me under either way
But maybe where the water’s flowing leads us to a better day

All that I want’s a drink of water from the fountain of my youth
But there’s a lamb that goes to slaughter every time we seek the truth
I know what’s right and wrong and how to sing the song inside my heart
But I am frozen in the headlights, mind and body torn apart

I – I – I step into the valley of the light
You-ou-ou only see reflections of the truth
I – I – I step into the valley of the light
You-ou-ou only see reflections of the truth

And as my feet slip off the edge I see the consequence ahead
The earth will carry me away and things will never be the same
But isn’t life all just a gamble full of opportunicosts
It’s just the wheel of fortune spinning rounds of wins and rounds of loss

In the shadows of this frequency, we’re free to be who we are, we are
All, I’m askin’s to be pure of heart, and true to art as we are, we are

I – I – I step into the valley of the light
You-ou-ou only see reflections of the truth
I – I – I step into the valley of the light
You-ou-ou only see reflections of the truth
Track Name: Giddy Up
GIDDY UP
By Anamieke Quinn


Giddy up and go, you’ve got a lot of trail to blaze
Giddy up and go, or you’ll be caught up in the haze
You’d better take time to get things right, because you
Never know when God is turnin’ out that light, so
Giddy up and go and start a brand new day

Giddy up and go, you gotta mighty herd to drive
Giddy up and go, it’s gonna be a crazy ride
They say to thine own self be true, and you
Never know who might be lookin’ down on you, so
Giddy up and go, into the open range

Giddy up Paint, now, don’t be slow
Cause we’ve still got a long way to go
We can ride all through the night
And rest our heads in the morning time
Oh we can rest our heads in the morning time

Giddy up and go, before the storm comes rollin’ in
Giddy up and go, or you’ll be taken by the wind
Oh Many young cowboy have fought this fight, but
Few of them have ever made it to the light, so
Giddy up and go, before it gets too late

Oh the Devil’s gonna get you if you lose your way
And the preacher man can only help if you pray, but
Far too many cattle now have gone astray, so
Giddy up….giddy up and go
(whistle)

Giddy up Paint, now, don’t be slow
Cause we’ve still got a long way to go
We can ride all through the night
And rest our heads in the morning time
Oh we can rest our heads in the morning time
Track Name: This Point In Time
This Point In Time
By Anamieke Quinn

Summertime has come and gone
It’s back to school for everyone
Before October even comes
I’ve got my costume and my gloves

The future’s written by the past
And this adventure’s not the last

Here we go, round the block
A cleaner slate on which to rock the boat’s arrived
My ship’s come in, better climb aboard and don’t look back again

The wind is blowin’ from the East
And folks keep dancin’ to the beat
Before Thanksgiving games are played
I’ve got my aces saved in spades

The future’s written by the past
And only fleeting moments last

Straight ahead, feel the breeze
See the forest through the trees and just relax
With peace of mind, all we’ve ever done’s led to this point in time
This point in ti-me

This point in time is not just numbers
But a new found state of mind
This point in time will tell the answers
We have come so far to fi-nd

The smell of firewood fills the air
And pine trees crowd the city square
Before the holidays consume
I’ll get my floorplan inked in blue

The future’s written by the past
And certain things were built to last

Here we go, round the block
A cleaner slate on which to rock the boat’s arrived
My ship’s come in, better climb aboard and don’t look back again

Straight ahead, feel the breeze
See the forest through the trees and just relax
With peace of mind, all we’ve ever done’s led to this point in time
This point in ti-me

This point in time is not just numbers
But a new found state of mind
This point in time will tell the answers
We have come so far to fi------ind
Track Name: Float Away
FLOAT AWAY
Anamieke Quinn

I might as well live in the ocean today
And let the current nearly sweep me away
The passing creatures barely notice me tumbling by
And I begin to wonder why……

I might as well live like a butterfly
And never have to flap my wings to get by
I could float upon the gentle springtime breeze
And be admired by the flowers and trees

But I don’t want to live like a butterfly
I much prefer the caterpillar’s dirt and grime
Don’t care to swim below the surface where the people glow
So I float, float, away

I might as well live in my tropical dream
My own deserted desert island jungle scene
Complete with luscious man and coconut trees in white sand
that meet the turquoise waves at the shore……
I don’t worry anymore

I might as well live in the ocean today
Or be the lovely butterfly that glides away
Or I could nestle in some palm fronds in my paradise
I might as well just wrap a blindfold all around my eyes

‘Cause I don’t care to live in a beautiful lie
I much prefer the truth behind the tears I cry
Don’t care to swim below the surface where the people glow
So I float, float away
Track Name: Burn Much Brighter
BURN MUCH BRIGHTER
by Anamieke Quinn


All of the time I spent getting to know you, I didn’t get to know you at all
And when I was thinking that we’d made some progress, it all had to go on hold
Cause you sailed away to other lands to seek your destiny
And I’ll never forget the last smile that you gave me, before you were set free

And my heart won’t stop aching, but my soul is on fire
And the lesson I’m taking, is to burn much brighter

I had my complaints and I told you about them to set all the records straight
You shared with me some of the things you’d been feeling before it was too late
And I can’t believe we had the chance to swim into the deep
I’m still holding my breath ‘til we get to the surface, so I’ll see you in my sleep

And my heart won’t stop aching, but my soul is on fire
And the lesson I’m taking, is to burn much brighter
To burn much brighter

And someday we’ll see it all, as clear as the Arizona skies
But right now this vacancy is bigger than I can describe
Cause you left behind a trail of dust that clouded up my lungs
But I can’t deny that it’s made me try to step into what I’ve become

So I’ll put on Hank Williams and pour me a whiskey and cue up some Funny or Die
I’ll remember that heat radiating around you, whenever you were nearby
Cause you touched my heart, and you touched my soul, but it still feels like a dream
And Cinco de Mayo is Tuesday my brother and I’d hoped we’d see each other again
Yes I’d hoped we’d see each other again