Who Sang Ambassadors? 20 Minute Loop

20 Minute Loop Yawn + House = Explosion cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005-2-22
length: 4:05
producer: 20 Minute Loop and Nils Erickson
membranophone: Mike Romano
vocal: Greg Giles and Kelly Atkins
mixer: Scott Greiner
flute: Kelly Atkins
guitar: Nils Erickson, Greg Giles and Joe Ostrowski
accordion: Kelly Atkins
pedal steel guitar: Nils Erickson
assistant recording engineer: Boone Spooner
bass guitar: Nils Erickson
synthesizer: Kelly Atkins
Rhodes piano: Kelly Atkins and Nils Erickson
recording engineer: Desmond Shea
additional recording engineer: Nils Erickson
composer: Greg Giles
lyricist: Greg Giles
The book is slow and reads as though
he paced the room
and had his secretary write
the words he spoke
A legal brief, a dictaphone
And then my eyes were lifted by
the mortal slap, the screeching tires
I'd rather read this book than take a look

The dead can speak in books and charm
the lives of abject souls like mine
A strangers death cannot deliver
love, or truth, or anything but shock
I sat down and cried
Henry James can't lie

If E.M. Forester loved this book
enjoyed, endorsed the time it took
to read the book, I'll sit and read
and mute the scene I saw
in spite of what I said
Her crooked nose, her yawning mouth,
Her pantyhose
The pubic bone, the shattered glass,
The smell of gas
Her grocery bags are scattered by my feet
Just get up and leave

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Parking Lot
  • 2 Cora May
  • 3 Properties of Dirt
  • 4 Miriam Hopkins
  • 5 Book of J
  • 6 Carlos the Jackal
  • 7 Ambassadors
  • 8 It's Time to Honor Ghouls
  • 9 5 AM to 9 AM
  • 10 Our William Tell
  • 11 I'll Never Forget You