GINA

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released September 4, 2012

Jed Oelbaum, Dan Bryant, Yair Oelbaum, Yoni Lamm, Mike Flaherty, Abigail Czapsky, Kai Althoff (art)

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Track Name: Dinosaur
We like to cool off in the water, case for cigarettes -
swings around your neck, never gets wet.
Clinical depression, spirits in the pines,
whiskey all the time, never drink wine.
Shady social scape, the atmosphere is so unclear -
you rode those rolling hills to find yourself
alone up here.

No one said you had to die like a dinosaur
raise your eyes unto me, cry intentionally
everybody thinks they live in their own cold world

There's a murderer in line at the drug store
there's a solitude you feel when you're far from home
No one said you'd be dead at all

We can mobilize these shadows, scrape them off the floor
make them do our chores, send them off to war.
Fighting in the kitchen, smoking on the roof
your license plate is loose....it hangs on.
There's a rally at the bus stop, they're doing something strange
baby, this whole bloated scene is thoroughly deranged.

No one said you had to die like a dinosaur
raise your eyes unto me, cry intentionally
everybody thinks they live in their own cold world

There's a murderer in line at the drug store
there's a solitude you feel when you're far from home
No one said you'd be dead at all

Having dinner with your boss tonight
I've been working up an appetite
Fancy silverware and candlelight
tonight

Having dinner with your boss tonight
I've been working up an appetite
Everything is going to be all right
I think.
Track Name: Clayton Moe
Clayton Moe once said to me
lets go on a killing spree
you don't know the Clayton Moe that I know
He's got a fine way of giving
He's got a simple way of living
you don't know the Clayton Moe I know

Clayton Moe once told me so
about the way that river flow
you don't know the Clayton Moe that I know
He's got a humble way of living
He's got a simple way of giving
you don't know the Clayton Moe I know
Track Name: Strangers in Disguise
Every day is an outrage
of blunder and pain in a circus of shame and remorse
and of course
there's not much in his fridge, just mustard and figs

He's been growing a mustache
like the guys at his job, just like Vinnie and Rob and Jose
Yeah, OK
He's got glasses and masks and toupes

Sha na na na na na na
it turns me on
Sha na na na na na na
I love you

He's got a powdered wig
He's got his pantaloons
you've got a corset on
you've got a snaggle tooth
They say the market's bad
They say they got no jobs
They say a million
doesn't buy you much these days
After the ferris wheel
you took him to your room
it's such a nice surprise
just like two strangers in disguise
just two strangers in disguise
just two strangers in disguise

There's a blackout -
you've got candles and books and a smoldering look in your eye
my oh my
and the curtain of night draws tight on the stage of the day

The memories sizzle
They burn and expand and stick to the pans of your mind
you'll be fine
you've got fabric and scissors and twine

Sha na na na na na na
it turns me on
Sha na na na na na na
I love you

He's got a powdered wig
He's got his pantaloons
you've got a corset on
you've got a snaggle tooth
They say the market's bad
They say they got no jobs
They say a million
doesn't buy you much these days
After the ferris wheel
you took him to your room
it's such a nice surprise
just like two strangers in disguise
just two strangers in disguise
just two strangers in disguise
Track Name: Pearls Before Swine
Lit up on Sunday
your letter came late
I'm a cold, cold lover
leave the light on

I whack the weeds
I rake the leaves
I rub the sleep out of my eyes
But I'm alive and well

Thanks for your concern
your empty words
of consolation undeserved
You lead me on, it keeps me going
though you tell me things I wouldn't want to know

You got the devil in your
your steady slender arms
the lights are beautiful
the people cheer you on
his gaze controls you in a silent
silent way

If you seek me out
in times of doubt and frustration
you wont have to cast your pretty pearls
before swine

Horrors loom
see you in your room with another (oh no!)
but all can be forgiven over time

My little zebra
there's a tiger on your six
oh, look at you red riding hood
the thought just makes me sick
I see it now
face pressed up against the window glass
every letter brings the fear that it's your last

You've been running away
I've been driving around
turn the radio on

In the distance I see
someone familiar to me
I turn my head and you're gone

You got the devil in your
your steady slender arms
the lights are beautiful
the people cheer you on
his gaze controls you in a silent
silent way

When the grass grows high
and the creek runs dry in the summer
you wont have to cast your pretty pearls
before swine

Horrors loom
see you in your room with another (oh no!)
but all can be forgiven over time
Track Name: Calm the Dog
As the cream seeps in your coffee
it seems the world's been growing pale
do you want to stay alive?
stay alive
you know you might not survive

Because it takes a dog
to break a dog
only your body can calm the dog
calm the dog
calm the dog
only your body can calm the dog

His eyes glow bright like cannon fire
see the cage close cold in the pale moonlight
I'm a man, I'm a man
I'm a dog (a real dog)
I feel the circle close, I flare my nostrils wide

Because it takes a dog
to break a dog
only your body can calm the dog
calm the dog
calm the dog
only your body can calm the dog

The dog is the father of the man
but the child, yeah the child is the master
my hands running through your tangled coat
I can feel
feel my heart growing faster

It's the blood that we share between this gristle and hair
we collide in mid air (white lightning!)
we lock into place
as your murderous gaze meets my own

Can you smell it?
No I can't, I got no fear for you my friend
man, you're wearing me out
can I lay right down
put my trust in you?

Only your body can calm the dog
Track Name: Hollow Earth
I left your wake
dried-up tears and mucus on my face
I walked away
crumpled suit and highball
can't recall the fellow's name

He said I'm no dealer, aint no pimp
but you look fucked
and I was thinking I could change your luck

He bought a round
took me to a back room
there was sawdust on the ground
a gated elevator all run down
and painted brown and white
he popped the lock said look inside
there's just one button that don't say nothing
just one button that don't say nothing at all

Down into your hollow earth I go
to neglected realms that lie below
into your darkness I descend
again and again and again

Are you picking up what I'm putting down?
(I feel you)
20,000 leagues beneath the ground
I guess I could have left my wallet home
my eyes have gotten used to this twilight tone
am I alone?
am I alone?

The magazines are all from a different age
(who left them?)
shadows growing grim on a glossy page
(forget them)
settle where these strange black pumpkins grow
among these trilobites
I search for signs of life
am I alone?
am I alone?

Withered, mummified and stiff
they stick you in a monolith
to serve the pharaoh when he's gone
over in that great beyond

Endless chambers echoing all sound
Endless chambers echoing all sound

Modified, groomed and shaved
pyramids all built by slaves
kerosene lamps all aglow
illuminate the master's throne

He sits and glowers ill at peace
commanding us with hollow eyes,
silver lips,
crystal teeth

Down into your hollow earth I go
to neglected realms that lie below
into your darkness I descend
again and again and again
Track Name: Gina
As the cream seeps in your coffee
it seems the world's been growing pale
don't want to live a lie

Gina, I'm a man of no account
I'm far too dumb to love you
I click my seat belt on,
but I wouldn't care to survive

There is nothing in this world
but supermarket checkout girls
they're dancing in the tiki lights
they're drinking beer from cans tonight
it's on

So young and so helpless
feels like suicide could be just right
I gave it my all, I'm sorry
ragged old badminton net
you just keep hanging on

So young and so helpless
feels like
feels like
feels like suicide

The dream is overloaded
and the liquor store is closed
I can't get inside

The clicking of a price tag sticker gun
florescent lights will guide you
I keep my options open wide
I never decide

There is nothing in this world
but supermarket checkout girls
they're dancing in the tiki lights
they're drinking beer from cans tonight
it's on

So young and so helpless
feels like suicide could be just right
I gave it my all, I'm sorry
ragged old badminton net
you just keep hanging on

So young and so helpless
feels like
feels like
feels like suicide

There is a man that I want to be
a person of wealth and integrity
the blades of the grass and the leaves on the tress feel the pain

I'll fester and rot in your memory
Gina your name sounds like shit to me
We stand at a loss as these trails of exhaust streak the sky

Win for life ticket
Milk carton, tabloids
Shopping cart drag race
freezer pop headache

Win for life
win for life
win for life win for life

The bus picks up passengers and runs all the way up Main street and out of my view. Beyond the rows of storefronts and power lines, smokestacks send up little black puffs - fluffy cancer clouds that dissolve into a gray miasma, hanging foreboding and grim above the urban mishmash of brick houses, poorly planned septic systems, two car garages, gas stations, overweight police officers, pregnant chain-smoking teenagers, self-made millionaire windsurfers. A little further out, there are barns and silos, and of course, the old pharmaceutical factory. Every morning the parking lot fills up with Jeep Cherokees, rusty old Ford Tauruses, and some Japanese cars, too. At exactly 8 o'clock the bell rings, and everybody lines up to insert their punch card. Ka-chunk! You're right on time.