Meet The Lampreys

by The Invisible Cities

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about

Recorded quickly and almost entirely at home, these songs are a shade trashier than usual. We had fun making them and are excited to finally put them out into the world.

Some of the songs have little videos to accompany them.

Bulldozer www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5sNeqVXGFI

Freeze Ray Knees www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1QBSrnhwOI

Lampreys Aren't Like That www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIcLDxaiKBA

One Less Day of Hanging Around www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNqnJivkUXE

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released September 8, 2012

All noises were made, recorded, and mixed by The Invisible Cities. Exceptions -- Sneak In Line For The Show was recorded at New, Improved Recording with Eli Crews. Bulldozer and Sneak In Line For The Show were mixed by Jay Pellici at Closer Recording.

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Track Name: Bulldozer
LYRICS

it's alright that i wait by the door jamb
and my head carries a weight like a door slam
bang bang you smile when you smile wide
all the autumn leaves say hey look it's thundering

peripheral shouts
spin baby (spin)
it's alright whenever you come in

i bet on a thing cause i wanted more
bulldozer your heart knows my crash course
the sun has grievances too and i can't/couldn't please you
here come all your friends at the front door

peripheral shouts
spin baby (spin)
it's alright when(ever) you come in
Track Name: Nemesis Du Jour
this is what you said
the only person you know
who makes lightening
is god

this is how you put it
until you press the keys
and fire shoots out
you don't realize the association

between your body and fire
between your body and fire
between your body and fire
and a piano a piano

if you talk anymore
i'm gonna have to replace you
with someone i don't know

cause it's like you said
until you press the keys
and fire shoots out
you don't realize the association

between your body and fire
between your body and fire
between your body and fire
and a piano a piano
Track Name: Freeze Ray Knees
lyrics:

freeze ray legs freeze ray legs
looking for coffee in the evening
one two three with the freeze ray knees
here they come again

walking down 5th street
boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom
it's just about seven
uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh huh

very next day more or less the same
looking for coffee in the evening
one two three with the freeze ray knees
here they come again

walking down 5th street
boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom
it's just about seven
uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh huh
walking down 5th street
boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom
looking for coffee looking for fun
uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh huh
Track Name: Hippodrome
this is how it goes
just so you know
lunch with the ghosts
i don't get their jokes

and we feel and we feel
and we feel and we feel
and we don't know where we're going but
all i know is i'm glad you're here

maps in the car (honeycomb)
tell us where we are (gastronome)
can't be that far (aerodrome)
untwist the jar (hippodrome)
Track Name: One Less Day Of Hanging Around
on the road by nine
speed limit 25
pass the graveyard on the hillside
passing diners every five miles
i'm crashed out in the back
johnny cash is singing don't take your guns to town
johnny cash is singing don't take your guns to town

one less day of hanging around
reading turn of the screw
and losing my mind like the governess
like the governess
summer before junior year

flag hanging down
sign says welcome back shorty
route 79
and caroline's birthday
nick needs a new transmission
i'm passed out in the back
sometimes things get tense people don't do what you want them to
sometimes things get tense people don't do what you want them to

one less day of hanging around
reading turn of the screw
and losing my mind like the governess
like the governess
summer before junior year
Track Name: Lampreys Aren't Like That
barracudas drill holes
but lampreys aren't like that
lampreys aren't like that
not a fish not an eel
but still kind of round (yeah)
a mouth full of teeth

everything you don't like but bigger and in tube form
everything you don't like but bigger and in tube form

got a mouth like a mynock
but won't attack spaceships
cause lampreys aren't like that
the exogorth and the sarlacc
have nothing on lampreys
except maybe size

everything you don't like but bigger and in tube form
everything you don't like but bigger and in tube form
Track Name: Sunday Party Report
it was a perfect day for a party
cabbage patch face pillow fight hair
you peeled all the mangoes you brought in a bowl
and then you wanted to go so you wanted to go

but come as you are
come as you are
come as you are
come as you are

you went to the show and you drank half a glass
you liked the new record so you danced your ass off
and then you wanted to break down the bar
well if you wanna start fights we can start a fight

but come as you are
come as you are
come as you are
come as you are
nobody cares
no one by far
come as you are
come as you are
Track Name: Sneak In Line For The Show
grass is high
hills are wide
we will drive down to LA
yay yay

i watch you aim i watch your arms
i watch them drop, it's half the charm
if you want me it's alright
if you want to stay the night

it won't keep you where you wanna be
no perfections
that can keep you where you wanna be
no good intentions
that can keep you where you wanna be
come sneak in line for the show

i watch the dance floor spin you round
touch and go you with the sound
if you want me it's alright
if you wanna stay the night

it won't keep me where i wanna be
your affections
won't keep me where i wanna be
no good intentions
are gonna keep me where i wanna be
come sneak in line for the show
Track Name: Zoetrope
we look at the frogs
behind the glass
not frozen in time
the monkey one
has opposable thumbs
he can climb

but the zoetrope
you like the way it sounds
and the zoetrope moves

one lives two-thirds ice
in a winter pond
up til the spring
some get blocked by fungus
and they can’t breathe
through their skin

but the zoetrope
you like the way that it sounds
the zoetrope moves
the zoetrope
you like the way that it sounds
zoetrope

you say
you often find
you like the way paul brings things to mind

later we will come back from the bar
and we will say how lucky we are
out on the steps with all the stars