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One of the few songs in existence that mentions gallstones...and that's as it should be.

Lyrics by Che Prasad

Music by Che Prasad and Mikie Lee Prasad

Che Prasad: Guitar, banjo, ukulele, vocals

Mikie Lee Prasad: Guitar, mandolin, piano, vocals

Kaveh Rastegar: Bass

Michael Urbano: Drums and Percussion

Kiyoko McCrae: backing vocals

Cover art: Ken Jacobs and Adam Koford

Lyrics

The Collector

Take a look around
I’ve got it all
From sitars, to guitars
A concertina I can’t play at all

My Mamas gallstones
There on the shelf
You might say “No way”
But go and ask her for yourself

A collection on display
A treasure trove of things I love
Things from now to yesterday
Take a look but please don’t touch
Now go away, you’ve seen too much

A makeshift alter
For my namesake’s past
A Cuban cigar, beret with a star
All that’s left of this iconoclast

Vintage figures
From days gone by
Ask who I am? Boy or a man?
Come closer and take a look inside

A collection on display
A treasure trove of things I love
Things from now to yesterday
Take a look but please don’t touch
Now go away, you’ve seen too much

What makes the cut?
What’s hidden away?
As I forget
They’ll remind me some day

Which ones are real?
Which ones are fake?
Some I steal
The rest I make

A collection on display
A treasure trove of things I love
Things from now to yesterday
Take a look but please don’t touch
Now go away, you’ve seen too much