Meet The Lampreys

by The Invisible Cities

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1.
Bulldozer 02:32
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
Hippodrome 02:31
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)
5.
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
6.
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
7.
8.
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
9.
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
10.
Zoetrope 02:17
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

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

credits

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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