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by Christopher Pellnat

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released June 7, 2015

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Track Name: Vegetarian Blues
Vegetarian Blues

Well I won't eat anything with a face
It won't pass my lips if there's even a trace
I ate my last burger about two years ago
I don't even miss it, it just goes to show
That I've only begun to pay my dues
So I can sing the Vegetarian Blues

I feel better than I did before
I stopped being a carnivore
I feel really good and I'm resting well
I've reached the pinnacle of intestinal health
You can too, if you choose
You can sing the Vegetarian Blues

Well I'm the same as you, I still use a fork
So pass the beans but just hold the pork
We all bleed and we all bruise
And that's why it's called the Vegetarian Blues

Everywhere I go there's people serving me meat
So it's just the side dishes that I eat
I can't trust soup in restaurants
Cause even the vegetable's got beef broth
Well I read the ingredients to get my clues
That's why I sing the Vegetarian Blues

I can't eat jello cause I've seen the proof
That gelatin's made out of animal hoofs
All of life's questions come down to this:
Do I or don't I want to eat fish?
Well I'm a hypocrite with my leather shoes
That's why I sing the Vegetarian Blues
Track Name: Reach for the Light
Reach for the Light

Reach for the light
Because no one else is really trying
You know it shines so bright
That everyone sees when you're crying

There's no easy A in the course of life
It's an essay question that we've got to write
Never know just where or when
It's pencils down now turn it in

So reach for the light
Because no one else is really trying
You know it shines so bright
That everyone sees when you're crying

Imagine different futures from which you could chose
I know it seems forever you've been paying dues
But live the truth of who you are
The stars align and you'll go far

And reach for the light
Because no one else is really trying
You know it shines so bright
That everyone sees when you're crying
Track Name: Over and Over Again
Over and Over Again

Don't know if we're taking the high road
But I know that we've traveled a hard road
They say we must carry this burden
Until we get back to the garden

The world reboots crazy each morning
The bad guys are always re-spawning
If you get a clear shot you should take it
But if it's a trap you must break it

Over and over again
Laughing at all of our plans
Can't tell your foe from your friend
Over and over again

Sometimes I come off with attitude
But really I'm just an awkward dude
The world order is re-arranging
Or is it just me that is changing?


Over and over again
Laughing at all of our plans
Can't tell your foe from your friend
Over and over again
Track Name: I'm Still Just a Little Boy
I’m Still Just a Little Boy

Keepsake a clover
Childhood is over
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy

Say I’m too old for
The Island of Sodor
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy

Cheapskate you sold her
The world’s getting colder
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy

Dream crusher
Worse than the reaper
I can see your shadow in the eyes of the people

I heard the last wave
Tell me to behave
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy

They said struggle till you crave
The comfort of your grave
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy

Speed trap behind me
Flashing my high beams
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy

Dream crusher it seems
You can’t crush my dreams
I don’t care what you say I’m still just a little boy
Track Name: Ship on the Horizon
Ship on the Horizon


Inka binka ball of
Ink is in the water
There’s got to be a ship on the horizon

Working or playing
You know what I’m saying
There’s got to be a ship on the horizon

Cause here on the island
It’s cold and it’s violent
There’s got to be a ship on the horizon

The children they play it
In their rhyme games they say it
There’s got to be a ship on the horizon

Mother nature’s got the ocean
Put on your boots you’ve got the notion
To splash in the rain
My little daughter
Emptying whole puddles of water

Tsunami is brewing
It could be our ruin
Don’t let it sink that ship on the horizon
Look up in the sky now
Children learn to fly now
You can up and fly right off this island
Inka binka ball of ink is in the water
There’s got to be a ship on the horizon

Mother nature’s got the ocean
Put on your boots you’ve got the notion
To splash in the rain
My little daughter
Emptying whole puddles of water

Inka binka ball of ink is in the water
There’s got to be a ship on the horizon
Track Name: Outsider Song
Outsider Song

Your every breath is outsider music
Your whole life is an outsider song
Impromptu renditions when you do the dishes
Lo-fi recordings of where it went wrong

Ice cubes in my glass are cracking
I can't keep the memories at bay
Yeah our lives are different
We found different ways to fritter them away

And it's a sure thing:
You always live on your own terms
Singing your own tune
It's a sure thing:
You were always there for everyone
Were we there for you?

Your every breath is outsider music
Your whole life is an outsider song
Impromptu renditions when you do the dishes
Lo-fi recordings of where it went wrong
Once we built a rocket
Yeah we dared to dream to leave this world behind
Ignition we had liftoff in imaginary spaces we still fly

And it's a sure thing:
You always live on your own terms
Singing your own tune
It's a sure thing:
You were always there for everyone
Were we there for you?

Your every breath is outsider music
Your whole life is an outsider song
Impromptu renditions when you do the dishes
Lo-fi recordings of where it went wrong
Track Name: Red Hearts
Red Hearts

Red hearts orange stars yellow moons and green clovers
A leprechaun gave me a box so come on over
He tells me that my life is going to change
That everything will be rearranged
That’s just what I prayed for
So why don’t you stay for

Red hearts orange stars yellow moons and green clovers
I’m just about to dig in so come on over
A man can’t live on just vitamins and iron
And I’m going to need some heat to start a fire
You’re just what I prayed for
So why don’t you stay for

Red hearts orange stars yellow moons and green clovers
It’s a cartoon world out there so come on over
Let’s start our day off right
By declaring the end of the night
Well isn’t that what we prayed for?
So why don’t you stay for

Red hearts orange stars yellow moons and green clovers
I’ve got an extra bowl for you so come on over
I hope I’m not assuming too much
But I figured you’d be staying for lunch
Sometimes you get more than you pray for
So why don’t you stay for a while?
Track Name: I Made a Circle (and I don't know why)
I Made a Circle (and I don't know why)

I made a circle and I don't know why
A circle of stone, you can see it from the sky
You can ask my how, but don't ask why
I made a circle and I don't know why

Sit on the throne in the middle for a while
A throne made of stone, you're the queen of the wild
Hold court with your friends just like a child
Sit on the throne in the middle for a while

You can come from the North, the South, West or the East
There's four ways in that I know of at least
I've got my ideas, but I don't know what it means
You can come from the North, the South, West or the East
Track Name: The Chaser
The Chaser

You haven't walked in my shoes
You don't know where I came from
heard the poison noise of the blues
In the well and I drank some
Sticks in my throat to this day
Like a word I can't say

And the beer in front of me today
Is just a chaser that won't chase nothing away
The beer in front of me today Is just a chaser that won't chase nothing away

She was what she said she would be She was true till the end
All that time I never could see
She's my only true friend
She'll never walk through that door I don't know why I pretend.

And the beer in front of me today Is just a chaser that won't chase nothing away
The beer in front of me today Is just a chaser that won't chase nothing away
nothing away
Track Name: The Bane of My Existence Is My Heart
The Bane of My Existence Is My Heart

I should have left when she took off her wedding ring
I had no right to be there from the start
But her ring was just the first thing she removed
And the bane of my existence is my heart

She's the latest star in my grand drama
My friends don't know quite why I gave her the part
Now I wonder what the hell I was thinking
And the bane of my existence is my heart

There's fewer of us here each passing year
And the ones that are still here have grown apart
And every single breath is a gift from God
And the bane of my existence is my heart

Some get old and tired of the world
Others learn to make a brand new start
Some are young forever in the grave
And the bane of my existence is my heart
Track Name: Suburbs of Paradise
Suburbs of Paradise

Well the road not taken always beckons that's for sure
And the road you're on just brings you where you've been before
I don't know what's up or down - it doesn't matter in the end
I just want to go downtown - where the lights are bright but I can't get in
Living in the suburbs of paradise

I tried the road of excess and the straight and narrow path
And the road in between in the aftermath
But the roads are all the same - they all just beat around the bush
And the voice that will call your name - might just be a whispered hush
Living in the suburbs of paradise

Down the street they sing in holy harmony
The air just breathes with the energy
But the cars keep rolling by - blasting obscene radio
Oblivious drivers drive - and a mind thinks them as they go
Living in the suburbs of paradise