The Mustachioed Pistachio

by Teenage Octopus

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05:10
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05:06
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05:15
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02:46
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04:41
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05:43
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04:35
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05:26

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Teenage Octopus is
Bobby Lewis - guitar, lead vocals,
Nico Conti - keys, backing vocals
John "Jasper" Bochnowski - bass, backing vocals
Julian Bridges - drums, backing vocals

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released 26 April 2013

Produced, Edited, and Mixed by Bobby Lewis
Mastered by Nick Gerard
Drums on tracks 1,3,4,7, and 11 performed by Jon Brown
Table on track 4 performed by Nawal Singh

Special Thanks to Deni Mesanovic and Rishi Daftuar

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Teenage Octopus Ann Arbor, Michigan

After lead guitarist Bobby Lewis formed Teenage Octopus in 2009, the band wasted no time hitting the Ann Arbor music scene with their fresh, unique sound. Influenced by alternative-rock bands such as Radiohead, Wilco and Spoon as well as jam-band pioneers Phish, the four-piece from University of Michigan's goal is to intertwine smart melodies and explorative jams. ... more

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Track Name: A Taste Of My Own Medicine
Something tells me I've been here before
But I was in the driver's seat
Now it's me who is balled up on the floor
Begging for answers at her feet

Something tells me I've been here before
And it hasn't been all that long
I saw emotion that I chose to ignore
And I kept it going on and on and on

She gave me a taste
She gave me a taste
Of what it's like to be exiled in outer space
I guess what goes around comes around
She gave me a taste
She gave me a taste
She let me know that my past hadn't been erased
She gave me a taste of my own medicine

Something tells me I've been here before
But now the tables have been turned
Wasn't my intention to start this war
It's just the karma points I've earned

Something tells me I've been here before
But I was in the driver's seat

She gave me a taste
She gave me a taste
Of what it's like to be exiled in outer space
I guess what goes around comes around
She gave me a taste
She gave me a taste
She let me know that my past hadn't been erased
She gave me a taste of my own medicine

She gave me a taste
She gave me a taste
Of what it's like to be exiled in outer space
I guess what goes around comes around
She gave me a taste
She gave me a taste
She let me know that my past hadn't been erased
She lit up my life like Thomas Edison
But gave me a taste of my own medicine
Track Name: The Barista
Her name is Lisa
She's my favorite barista
She keeps me up all night
A full-bodied creature

I want her to spill the beans
On the grounds I'd believe her
I need my dose of caffeine
In order to please her

There's only a counter between us
But there's no where that we can go
All I can ask her
Is to leave room in my joe
How can you say we're too young when tomorrow's not guaranteed?
I think I'll have you in my cup with sugar and cream
In my cup with sugar and cream
In my cup with sugar and cream

She wakes me up at dawn
She has no filter
She cuts me off when I yawn
Cafe senorita

A cardboard sleeve is a must
I like my roast to be robust
I know it will hit the spot
By adding a flavor shot

There's only a counter between us
But there's no where that we can go
All I can ask her
Is to leave room in my joe
How can you say we're too young when tomorrow's not guaranteed?
I think I'll have you in my cup with sugar and cream

In my cup with sugar and cream
In my cup with sugar and cream
In my cup with sugar and cream
In my cup with sugar and cream
Track Name: Dancing On The Moon
You ought to know a thing or two
I’ve got friends in high places, but none around you
I’m a giant ripe grape just waiting to be picked
My energy’s in the hallway just waiting to be kicked
And I go on

You ought to know a thing or two
You’re the sparkle in my eye, but my eyes are glued
The rocket’s lifting off and our shot is coming soon
If we’d played our cards right, we’d be dancing on the moon
Track Name: Pear Tree
The rules don’t apply unless you know how to read ‘em
Your bird’s not gonna fly unless you remember to feed him
And you can’t start your engine until you turn the key
You’re the kind of girl who takes her pears straight from the tree

Your fire’s not gonna start unless you know how to light it
Your match ain’t gonna burn unless you remember to ignite it
And no matter what you do it doesn’t change who I know you to be
You’re the kind of girl who needs to take another second to breathe

From the roots to the petal
You’re a red-hot piece of metal
Who burns our hands like fire
And whether you’re silver or whether you’re gold
I’m not the one who’s growing cold
But I could be a hero for hire

You can’t change the gear if you’re already in motion
You can’t change the color or temperature of the ocean
And no matter who I am it doesn’t mean I don’t see what I’ve got
You’re the kind of girl who doesn’t preach what she’s taught

From the roots to the petal
You’re a red-hot piece of metal
Who burns our hands like fire
And whether you’re silver or whether you’re gold
I’m not the one who’s growing cold
But I could be a hero for hire

From the roots to the petal
You’re a red-hot piece of metal
Who burns our hands like fire
And whether you’re silver or whether you’re gold
I’m not the one who’s growing cold
But I could be a hero for hire
Track Name: Thumbelina
She didn’t think twice before
She led me through the door
She didn’t think she knew any better than me

She didn’t think twice
She couldn’t take the time to think once
Meanwhile, I was a puddle on the floor

She didn’t blink twice
Before she slept right through the night
All that I know is her dreams weren’t of me

She didn’t put up a fight, but hey
Her eyes told me they were right to say
But it didn’t matter when mine were focused on the moon

She had looked up
To take her history off mute
I did my best
Not to squash her with my boot
Don’t you dare try to bring me down to your level
Don’t bring me down to your level

She didn’t think twice before
She saw me as a chore
To make matters worse she left me in the dark

It would have been nice to know
What she was trying to show
By making me jump through flaming hoops

She didn’t think twice not to waste
The breath to tell me that she needed space
Instead she had me talking down to the heavens up above

She had looked up
To take her history off mute
I did my best
Not to squash her with my boot
Don’t you dare try to bring me down to your level
Don’t bring me down to your level
Track Name: Banana Eyes
You know there’s something about me you can’t quite put your finger on
You know there’s something about me you can’t quite put your finger on
You know there’s something you can’t put your finger on
But keep your eyes peeled

Keep your eyes peeled
Track Name: Baby Steps
She’s the one I told you about
She’s in the sun while my head’s in the clouds
When they say enough is enough
I’ve gotta do my best to
Fight for love

Smile for me and give me a wink
Before you laugh you’ve gotta tell me what you think
And before they pull out the rug
I’m gonna make a conscious effort to
Fight for love
And it feels good

You’ve got me figured out
You know what I’m all about
Though it’s new to us
I’m making baby steps toward St. Louis
You were inside my head
Controlled what I felt and what I said
And I’m doing my best to go on my way

She’s the one I told you about
Though she thinks I’m just blowing smoke from my mouth
And before they pull the plug
I’m gonna give it a shot to
Fight for Love

You’ve got me figured out
You know what I’m all about
Though it’s new to us
I’m making baby steps toward St. Louis
You were inside my head
Controlled what I felt and what I said

You’ve got me figured out
You know what I’m all about
Though it’s new to us
I’m making baby steps towards St. Louis
You were inside my head
Controlled what I felt and what I said
And I found the road to be a long one
In the cold, chasing the summer sun
I fit your mold, but we’re better this way
Track Name: Silver Bullet
Don’t fear the beast for being ugly
It’s pure with no pretty face to hide behind
Or trash art for being lovely
Why curse what never will exist inside
Inside

Don’t hang the thief for being hungry
You'd change with no money and hunger pangs, how-
Does fame make the rich so lonely?
They sulk with the luxury they are endowed
In doubt

I play no games
You string me out baby
Rescue me as I descend
Thorn in my side
Keep bleeding out anguish
Pullin’ straws with no short ends

Your silver bullet

Why blame a fire for burning something?
It acts on what nature dictates it dissolves
Then maim me for living freely
Without the problems that you soon would cause
The cause

I play no games
You string me out baby
Rescue me as I descend
Thorn in my side
Keep bleeding out anguish
Pullin’ straws with no short ends

Your silver bullet
Track Name: Damages
Damages
Damages
I can't wait for the day when I won't have to pay for these damages

Hostages
We're hostages
Because we're hand-fed the path that's up ahead we are hostages

Sometimes it's harder to be human than to be destructive
And sometimes it's easier to walk away than to be seductive
Lately things haven't been the same
I keep my love in my pocket, my heart in my chest
I'm miles ahead
But you're walking east when I'm walking west


Savages
Savages
Without the light from the sun look at what we've become--we are savages

Sometimes it's harder to be human than to be destructive
And sometimes it's easier to walk away than to be seductive
Lately things haven't been the same
I keep my love in my pocket, my heart in my chest
I'm miles ahead
But you're walking east when I'm walking west
Track Name: Gus The Fish
Life is hard under the sea
for a fish like me
It doesn't help that my brain's the size of a pea
It's gotta be tough falling in love
with a fish like me
No, life ain't easy with no memories
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

Think of all the smaller fish I ate
If I avoid the bigger ones that want me on their plate
And if I don't fall victim to a rubber piece of bait
My mind still will be erased
But that's better than flushed down the drain

If I live out my days in a round, plastic bowl
Or a chef in Tokyo filets my soul
and I find my way to the center of a sushi roll
I will have fulfilled my goal


Life is hard under the sea
for a fish like me
It doesn't help that my brain's the size of a pea
It's gotta be tough falling in love
with a fish like me
No, life ain't easy with no memories
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo


Life is hard under the sea
for a fish like me
It doesn't help that my brain's the size of a pea
It's gotta be tough falling in love
with a fish like me
No, life ain't easy with no memories
I'm just waiting for the hook to find it's way inside of me
Track Name: Just A Speck
You became a prodigy
The day you changed me
I lost touch with real life
When I dreamt in CGI
I’m aware I’m just a speck
My whereabouts are hard to project

You became the remedy
The day I lost my head
The anticipation of the shock
Is just as bad
I’m aware I’m just a speck
My whereabouts are hard to project
I’m aware I’m just a speck

In spite of what I lack
I failed to slip through the cracks
In spite of what I mean
I haven’t been clandestine

You became the tragedy
When things were looking up
Even in my prime
I couldn’t feel enough
I’m aware I’m just a speck

In spite of what I lack
I failed to slip through the cracks
In spite of what I mean
I haven’t been clandestine