A Taste Of My Own Medicine EP

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.
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
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.
Just A Speck 05:25
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
5.
Pear Tree 05:07
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

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The first half of the upcoming LP "The Mustachioed PIstachio" due out this spring.

Special thanks to: Rishi Daftuar, Peter Leonard, Jarrett Floyd, Austin Stawowczyk, and countless others.

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released January 18, 2013

All tracks written by Bobby Lewis

Bobby Lewis-Guitar, Lead Vocals
Nico Conti-Keys, Backing Vocals
John "Jasper" Bochnowski-Bass, Backing Vocals
Jon "Bam-Bam" Brown-Drums, Vibraphone

Nawal Singh plays tabla on track 5

Produced, Edited, and Mixed by Bobby Lewis
Mastered by Nick Gerard

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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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