The Mustachioed Pistachio

by Teenage Octopus

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1.
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
2.
The Barista 05:10
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
3.
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
4.
Pear Tree 05:06
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
5.
Thumbelina 05:15
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
6.
Banana Eyes 02:46
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
7.
Baby Steps 04:41
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
8.
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
9.
Damages 05:43
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
10.
Gus The Fish 04:35
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
11.
Just A Speck 05:26
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

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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 April 26, 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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