Shapes of Life

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1.
(talk about your day...) Sing a happy song Words can be all wrong Sing a happy tune All day long Yeah Yeah Yeah yeah yeah yeah... Build a house of clay Make it for to pray Neighbors bring us water Carry it/comes in buckets along the way Yes, they do! You know, hey! Yeah yeah yeah yeah... Slow children...slow children... We're all slow children Again and again We can't get anywhere The amnesia types We're always late The ambrosia types We try, we'll never be on time The magenta, the indigo children We're always late Riding the short bus We're in short little buses To after school We're slow children Sing a happy song Forget the day that's done You did do something good Didn't ya? You can too! / I did too! Yeah yeah yeah yeah... Slow!
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Every time I've gotta deal Every time you force me to feel Every time this loves' so real It's the apple of my eye Every time you force me to deal Every time you make me feel Every dollar I pay is real It's the apple of my eye Such bad food Bad, bad fruit Each time you make me wanna die You're the apple of my eye... You're the apple You're that apple, that big apple Apple cobbler Apple strudel, apple filing with caramel and sugar, Filling up the sea of my pie mind Pieces of walnut, cinnamon You're the apple You're that decadent apple That Martha Washington Filling in the dessert Made for the Fourth of July That I love with coffee You're the apple Apple under my tree Sitting on the teacher's desk On some holiday I don't even celebrate anymore Looking so very fine I love to pick the apples and make cider from them And are you chewing on that apple of my eye
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Hey June 04:24
Hey June I had a sad song You made it sadder You remembered To get on the bus Forget about us And get yourself better, better, better, better I just want it to be that way again I just want to call you a friend I just want to see you again At the bottom of the lake, my friend (repeat above) Love Such a burning thing It makes A fiery ring I fell for you like a child I fell in for a burning ring of fire But, oh, the fire went wild And the flames burned higher and higher And I threw you into a burning lake of fire And I pushed you into a burning ring of fire I tossed you into a burning lake of fire And I know the pain will end when you admire Waves of flames went higher and higher Thing, when you play with fire you gotta remember When I tossed you into a burning lake of fire That there's gonna be a time you're gonna get burned
4.
Silk screen and industry He's pornography, he's nothing He's Marilyn Warhol He's Marilyn Warhol She steps out of the '60s To cast a wide shadow over the modern age Of the Chinese people in the Western lands She's Marilyn Warhol She's Marilyn Warhol I'm gonna be like them I'm gonna get a gun I'm gonna be something I'm gonna shoot (be) someone In reality In reality On my TV screen Like reality TV
5.
Pretty is as pretty does... Wilson and Jordan Went out with Pretty last night She was a lady They stayed up all night Stayed up unti dawn/light 'Cause Pretty is a lady And pretty likes to talk And pretty loves to listen And pretty stayed up all night They left their clothes on Thank God She was red, hot, and blue Red, hot, and blue She was Johnny Cash's daughter Johnny Cash's daughter from another life Johnny Cash's daughter Red, hot, and blue Red, hot, and blue They stayed up all night Had something to say Pretty brought the night And Pretty brought the light 'Cause Pretty mixed in dawn And Pretty turned them on She was red, hot, and blue Red, hot, and blue She was Johnny Cash's daughter Johnny Cash's daughter from another life Johnny Cash's daughter Red, hot, and blue Red, hot, and blue Pretty is as pretty does... What she wants is more from you What she needs is different from you That's pretty So pretty
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original lyrics by Taylor Swift, below represents our small rework to that I remember when we broke up the first time We were screaming you take yours and I'll take mine We hadn't seen each other for long months You showed up saying you needed space, who knows for what Then you turned around and you say "Baby, how I miss you and I'm really/never gonna change" I remember how it lasted for a day We broke up, got together again in May But, oh, we called it off again last night This time I'm telling you it's for the very right 'Cause we are never ever ever getting back together We are never ever ever getting back together You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me But we are never ever ever getting back together We are never ever ever getting back together I'm not gonna miss you picking fights Making me scream how I'm so fucking right And you go hide away, go get your piece of mind (or whatever) You'll go out with anything, everything is cooler than mine I used to say we'd be forever and forever I used to say never say never But just like that old Romeo Void song I found out that we're so wrong Oh, you called me up again last night Telling me how you'd fix this up so very right But this time I'm telling you this is the end We're no longer lovers, we're not even friends 'Cause we are never ever ever getting back together We are never ever ever getting back together You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me You can even have the nerve to talk to the whole damn family But we are never ever ever getting back together We are never ever ever getting back together
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Princess 03:56
Princess You know it's about fire (You're my) Princess You create such desire Princess Such a burning bright star You're In the sky We gotta be where you are Nearer to the fire Nearer to the fountain Wanna be like Nero fiddlin' to fire Gotta be Nero to taht fire Wanna be like a moth all racked up to flames/fire Stand so close to fire You'll get burned You You're the prettiest girl in the mall You're the parking spot near the door You know whereall the happy spots and that place where you go The biggest brightest star To go and get your happy on whenever you wanna throw down Gotta be just where you are With what you know you are Way up (there) in the sky So high Sky So high (look up and try to speak...) Princess You know it's always about fire (You're always about fire) Princess You create such desire Princess Such a burning bright star In the sky Gotta be where you are But you see You're so far up in the sky We'll never get that very far We'll never be just where you are W'ell have to settle for less Never, never settle for less Settle for less Never, never settle for less Settle for less... Solar storm The ring of fire will knock it out
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Stay 04:26
Don't you want me to stay? I'm leaving today I'm gone anyway This time I'm gone away on a Greyhound bus going somewhere out of state Don't you chase me around this room You're brandishing that broom Forecasting my doom It's alright but I'm so anti-looming and I'm trying to remember how to forget all those things I remembered I didn't want to but I had to go I didn't want to but I had to go Don't you want me to be Something like free? Like I was when you met me Chocolate cake and funnies and all those Widespread Panic concerts, oh boy Don't you want me to say That I wanna stay We could be the way that we were when we were that way I didn't want to but I had to go I didn't want to but I had to go Don't you want me to stay? I'm leaving today I'm gone away This time I'm taking a spaceship somewhere really far away, to a galaxy, I don't even know where I'm going Don't you just wanna be company? Can we forget all this misery? And be like we were when we were young in love Walking hand in hand (all the beautiful things we shared) WE WERE SO IN LOVE I don't know how it ended up this way I never used to care every day But now I do Don't you want me to stay? I guess I don't either I'm leaving today ...down the road... ...ba ba ba... ...gonna make it after all
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Mary Richards Didn't need a man So why should you, my only one? Mary Richards Didn't need a man Didn't need much of anyone Except for emotional support Every now and then You know everyone needs a friend Mary Richards Wanted to be a dancer Mary Richards Tolerated Ted Baxter! Mary Richards Didn't need a man To do the things her fingers could Mary Richards Lived her life And it felt so very, very good Mary Richards Stopped to ponder Mary Richards Had a good friend Rhoda
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Farmer Reynolds Like a lost potato Got mango on his mind Got crops on his brain Gonna make some money Gonna make it his way / gonna go insane Farmer Reynolds Farmer Reynolds Hey, kids! What you gonna grow? You gonna use open pollinated? Or GMO? Oh, no! Farmer Reynolds Got somethin' on his mind It's a junkie's mind It's a junkie's mind It's populated with porn and cheap booze And lottery tickets, to boot Feels good, yeah good When you want it, yeah, like Farmer Reynolds All that matters is celluloid From another age On eBay, on eBay In vintage condition, in vintage condition
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Study 02:51
Study It's what you should be doing Between the highs and lows of your college life Study It's what you should be doing Between the bong loads and the final exams 'Cause study Is just sturdy without the "r" Reading, writing, and arithmetic and reasoning Are a few of the things that you find in your college life Do you practice every day? You gotta sstudy You need resources, baby Gotta know what you're doing in your college life Gotta study, gotta study Once you get outta school you gotta think for yourself And you never stop studying Studying, studying. Through school Keeps you alive You never stop studying Stroke of life as your engagement in the world around you Through work Nothing will always manage to take your interest and keep you engaged in this life Through retirement Curiosity is your spark And you have nothing to worry about You gotta study Because the time you're not worried about studying You gotta study The time you're not intrigued enough to study something You gotta study You'll be dead Dead, dead...
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Because it is time for you to press record and play it Better rip-chord your chakras Do anything your mind, body, and soul agree upon most of the time? All your waking hours could be spent in dreamland And then anytime would be sleepy-time Even if you don't have sleep narcolepsy (better feldenchrist your chakras) It's blue, so blue, like your eyes Cheap Western eyes The sun is devastating To the skin it's blood and blistering There's no Coppertone In this cabana Where the slavery So palpable It's a byproduct of African, European, And Arabic exploitation Well I Don't know anything About how it feels like But I know that life is like A miserable indie pop song Life is like a miserable indie pop song Life is like a miserable indie pop song Life is like a miserable indie pop song It can be Short or long Do you write like Frank Black? (oh yeah Cult of Ray and the Pixies) Or maybe that guy from Weezer, inspired by Brian Wilson Or maybe you're gonna go Americana Like Johnny Cash, the man in black Or maybe you're gonna go more genuine Genuine Opry-time Like Hank Williams Hank (you name him) Williams! (miserable indie song...) Remember that time you read that book, heard that story? Had that dream and realized your own thought? That time is now, realize your own natural capital You can do what you can, all you gotta do is put it out there Let it come back (miserable indie pop song) It can be Right or wrong Like Billy Joel In America's bars there's a man like him Trying to relate to the customers Got something to give Captain Jack will always take you back He's gonna wag, wag the tail That wags the dog, that wags us all Wag the tail That wags us all, whatever it is I know how it goes Chuck Berry And Jimi Hendrix They got a Reputation Johnny Ramone takes it To the far side of the strip The comic strip (alley strip) Is anybody even listening anymore? I don't even know what's going on, where are we? That's alright; nobody has to listen And they don't! People like to do other stuff Do some chores, put the music on Try washing dishes to Umma Gumma People gonna put the sports on, on the big screen TV with the sound off, leave the music going Hey wait a minute, some people like that kinda distraction, sporto! And there's nothing Wrong with Living life like that When yo're living life like that / living life out of a hat In your miserable indie pop song You know life is like a miserable indie song Life is like a miserable indie song It can be Off or on
13.
Nadine 03:38
Nadine You're the prettiest cheerleading, cheerleading queen Nadine Not stuck up or nothing, you would talk to me Nadine In the cafeteria you wouldn't make fun of my sneakers too much When I think of those nights And I think of how I was so alone And nobody cared and nobody called But you Well, you didn't call but I know you loved me From far awat Nadine I didn't think the accident would happen, I didn't think the gun would go off / I didn't mean to shoot you with that gun, needle, or something else Nadine That flash of light was nothing I could have forecasted Nadine I didn't think you'd grab the gun, I didn't think you'd force the trigger to go off And when I think of that night I think of you and how lovely you were in that steel-metal grey reflecting in your eyes Beautiful craftsmanship I loved you Nadine You were a work of art . You were beautiful beyond words You were attractive, yes, you were also intelligent You were incredible, you were talented, athletic, smart You were the kind, you were everything, you were, You were the kind of girl I learned to call a woman\ Nadine The most beautiful girl, special girl / I would never take your record collection and sell it for drugs Nadine Those books and such, you were a doctor, a lawyer, or something / I'm not a computer guy, I can't sell your stuff on eBay Nadine I didn't sell your stuff, I couldn't really get a cost, I couldn't get a price on eBay It was a lot of inventory, it was a lot to see, it was a lot to pack Your stuff never got a value on eBay Nadine All those blankets and such, your Stax Volt Five / all your Stax, your Volt, your surf collection Nadine The way you expressed yourself with those African artifacts Nadine And when I look at that Ethiopian something, a mask, a face on the wal It reminds me of you and how I loved you I fell in love with your brain and your body All those years ago I'm sorry, Nadine
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Let me tell you a story Let me shovel some dirt Let me tell you a story And it's gonna hurt It's about your mamma This song's about your mamma And your poppa, too You're gonna learn something You don't wanna know I'm sorry, son But it's time for you to burn/learn Let me tell you a story About the time you were born When God made me a cuckold When God made me his bitch When God gave you to this world That's when God made us all rich 'Cause you're God's only son You're God's only son You're God's only son You're God's only son (God's only son...) I should have told you Before you murdered that man Maybe I should have told you After you raped that girl (you animal) If you knew That you already had won If you knew you had Won redemption But now you're damned I'm sorry I called God up I asked his advice Maybe I shouldn't have beat you so much When you were such a little brat But you know how hard it is when everybody's laughing at me (oh my God, it was such a pain raising you) When they say you're not my kid When they say you're better than me (so much stigma about being a single father, they hate you) When they talk about how much better you are You're fucking perfect (it was always like that) Hang on, wait You know what, I'm sorry Because I shouldn't be talking about how I feel Because this song's about you Because it's always about you Because you're God's only son You're God's only son You're God's only son You're God's only son You're God's only son Never have fun when you're God's only son Never have fun 'cause you don't go the sun
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42 02:23
Last year I got a motor home Gassed up her up and let her go Fixed her up real nice (check her out) Chicks will think I'm cool as ice Last year I was 41 I didn't have a lot of fun (no way, man) Now I'm gonna be 42 I say oh my and boo-hoo (I can be called a Jew) Now I"m gonna be 42 Oh my and boo-hoo When you're No longer attractive To your peers Or younger people Do you question yourself? It's superficial But superficial matters I wanna know, I wanna know What I want What I need What I want What I'm gonna get Last year I was 41
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Albert Hofmann Maria Sabina Gordon Wasson Timothy Leary Margaret Mead John Lennon and Jerry Garcia Albert Hofmann He was the chemist at Sandos \For nearly 40 years He was in charge of medicinal plants and mushrooms And his work made it possible for enough of us Well, some of us to experience something other than current eating, shitting, and sleeping, walking mentality we all currently share April 16, 1943 He took another look at LSD-25 A substance he had been working with 5 years earlier April 19, 1943 The world's first bicycle Bicycle day, bicycle day Learn how to ride your bike In a brand new way Albert Hofmann Had the world's first LSD trip While riding his bicycle home from work He was a scientist for over 70 years And he did more to help our species evolve than Rene Descartes April 28, 2008 Surrounded by friends, family, and loved ones At his home at the tender age of one hundred and two Albert Hofmann died Standing on the shoulder of giants Gives me a view that others can't see Unless they're standing on the shoulders of giants Taking a look at what I see Yeah, yeah, yeah...
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Android 03:48
et Android Will you save us white mice? Android If we ask you real nice? Android Will you take our advice? Android Will you throw the white rice? Android Will you monitor us at night? Android Please chase away the fright Android You know it just seems right Android Come watch us tonight! (reach out and touch someone...can you hear me now?) Jordan, this is Planet Earth Will you tell us about the androids? What they think what they feel, what they'll do, what they know Will you tell us please? Androids? Androids are .... Androids are our servants, not the other way around, Wilson! Androids are our servants, not the other way around! Good news! Good new for planet Earth! (are you there? can you hear me now? hello? hello?) Hey Jordan? Hey, Jordan, are you there? Hello? Hey, bro! Wilson, hang on, call waiting... No, no, no, keep the signal, please keep the signal Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now? Oh yeah, that's better, I don't mean to be so urgent I'm on the horizon, can you hear me now? There's a problem, it's about the androids The androids? Yeah, what they think, what they know, what they'll do, who are they, who are they? Jordan, will you tell us, please? The androids? The androids, oh my gosh, the androids! The android is just a material observation of our singular passion with the material realistic we live in. The android is our servant, Wilson, not the other way around! Oh, thank you! Thank you, Jordan! The android is our servant, Wilson, not the other way around!
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Anna Nicole 03:38
Poor, poor Anna Nicole I didn't know anything about her until she died And I wonder what it was like to be Anna, always the center And I wonder if she knew Kurt Cobain 'Cause he died just the same And when I'm lying masturbating, dreaming, thinking, wondering I think that my fantasies look a lot like hers and a lot like his We're the stars, we're the white trash porno stars And we always like to look down on ourselves 'cause of our Heritage And I'm thinking about Kurt Cobain and Anna Nicole Are they going out together, hanging out in heaven or hell or wherever it is they think they are? And I wanna tell you about it I wanna be Anna Nicole I wanna be Anna Nicole And you can be Kurt Cobain And you can be Kurt Cobain Your life you gotta DIY You gotta be something To be a star You gotta life your life You gotta do something To be who you are That's a white trash porno star Poor, poor Anna Nicole Poor, poor, poor

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Descendants rock ensemble happy song after he punished flexible sense of our time.

We feel humbled that our ferry, and if you keep your ears would be better.

New Definition of advertising such as rehabilitation or less serious fraud, may be the only way.

Now, on top of you, it has been built by listening to enjoy the sound of our era.

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released October 14, 2016

Generally speaking:
Jeff Koehler - Percussion, Bass, Synth, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jordan Weiss - Vocals, Guitar
Wilson Zorn - Vocals, Guitar, Synth

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asterick Portland, Oregon

* is Jordan Weiss, and Wilson Zorn, playing what is perhaps best characterized as unapologetically askew, noisy indie pop- rock that never forgets about melody and accessibility. * would like to deliver their refreshing, inviting artistry to your indie pop hoe-down, rock show, appropriate benefit, art gallery, or coffee shop. ... more

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