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by Christopher Pellnat

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released June 7, 2015

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Low-fi recordings of where it went wrong.

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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: Popilla Japonica
Popillia Japonica

I planted my vineyard
Because I like my wine
But Popillia Japonica
Committed a crime
Destroying my crops
Eating what’s mine

Popillia Japonica
Popillia Japonica

So I declared war
On my bitter enemy
Popillia Japonica
Will get no victory
They picked the wrong fight
Messing with me

Tell me is the justified justified genocide?
Tell me is the justified justified genocide?
Tell me is the justified justified genocide?

Popillia Japonica

I will crush them all
I will drown them one by one
I will wear them around my neck
As a warning to their sons
For Popillia Japonica no mercy
Only guns
Track Name: Drinking Wine Straight from the Bottle
Lyrics:

Drinking Wine Straight From the Bottle

What does it mean when you've gone and lost touch
With the people who shaped you in your formative years?
You finally get together got nothing to say
Plenty of laughter but you need some tears
Well you were the one who had to get on that train
I saw you wave goodbye in the pouring rain
But that's all in the past now you've got no one to blame

When you're drinking wine straight from the bottle
drinking wine straight from the bottle
drinking wine straight from the bottle

Why does it seem like the weight of the world
Is pushing against you just like a knife?
You finally thought you could lay back a while
but now you find you're in the fight of your life
Well you took your best shot at fortune and fame
I saw you hit rock bottom when you lost the game
But take a look around now you've got no one to blame

When you're drinking wine straight from the bottle
drinking wine straight from the bottle
drinking wine straight from the bottle

Why does it seem like you used to care more
About whittling away at the things you don't know?
You kind of gave up on the universe
Found yourself a corner just hoe your row
Well you can tell maple from pine by the grain
I saw you save a spider before he went down the drain
But being good and smart means you've got no one to blame

When you're drinking wine straight from the bottle
drinking wine straight from the bottle
drinking wine straight from the bottle
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 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