A Taste Of My Own Medicine EP

by Teenage Octopus

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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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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: 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: 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: 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
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