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1.
She says it’s liquid gold And turns her back to me She rubs it in my face As far as I can see And though we’re talking slow It doesn’t change a thing, no She smiles as she cries I see bullets in her eyes In the middle of a “how now, brown cow" There goes that lady that we're told we have care about It’s a joke and I know no one likes to think about it But we know I’ll be the one to say what I’m thinking out loud But after seeing what it’s like We could have had ourselves a night But it slipped between your fingers, your fingers, your fingers I know that the way her heart spills Couldn’t be much profounder Couldn’t be much profounder I know I’m walking on eggshells Every time I’m around her Every time I’m around her I know that things ain’t getting easier What if I don’t surround her? Wouldn’t that astound her? But what do I know? What do I know? What do I know? Not much The truth is to behold There’s nothing new to say, no It was played out in my head in a different way, So Even though you’re on the floor You need to know what friends are for When’s enough enough for you? When’s enough enough? I know that the way her heart spills Couldn’t be much profounder Couldn’t be much profounder I know I’m walking on eggshells Every time I’m around her Every time I’m around her I know that the way her heart spills Couldn’t be much profounder Couldn’t be much profounder I know I’m walking on eggshells Every time I’m around her Every time I’m around her I know that things ain’t getting easier What if I don’t surround her? Wouldn’t that astound her? But what do I know? What do I know? What do I know? Not much
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Ceilings 04:34
I packed my dreams in boxes Crammed some hopes in duffle bags I tied my aspirations up in a coil knot My ideas are stuck in jars I've got my visions on my closet floor My principles are dangling from the front door's mail slot But if we ignore the ceilings We may finally be able to get some breathing room If we ignore the ceilings We'll awaken our long-lost feelings from their tomb I have innovation up in the attic Understanding in the safe on the wall There's optimism hiding behind the curtains There's ambition in the backyard I keep my goals inside the drawers Promises are currently en route to the furnace Seeing is believing And our view's constrained to tiles and paint But that makes no difference if we propagate 'Cause if we ignore the ceilings We may finally be able to get some breathing room If we ignore the ceilings We'll awaken our long-lost feelings from their tomb If we ignore the ceilings We may finally be able to get some breathing room If we ignore the ceilings We'll awaken our long-lost feelings from their tomb
3.
She’s an island She’s a quack She’s slipping through the cracks She’s thin air She’s hard to detect But she’s breathing down my neck She’s an island She’s backwards She’s lost focus The only words she wants to hear are hocus pocus She’s a steel trap She’s a locked door She’s an island and so much more She’s an island No one comes or goes She’s an island She’s loose change She’s a sitting duck She’s lost in my pockets and down on her luck She’s an island No one comes or goes She’s an island And no one knows
4.
Splashed! 04:38
You’re always smiling like there’s nothing wrong here You’re always moving like you don’t belong here But here’s some news for you I won’t honor blank tattoos You’re always losing track of time you spent here You touch my chest and tell me “There’s room to rent here” But here’s some news for you Eye lash wishes don’t come true No one could leave their untied shoes I got splashed By a puddle on the side of the road If it was up to me I would certainly hold on to all of this coal I got splashed And it’s taking its toll An epiphany occurred to me What if I don’t like the destiny I’ve been shown? You’re losing touch but you still got your fingers You play my games but I should be the ringer You spit me out and left me for dead I’m getting sick of my life when it’s stuck in my head I got splashed By a puddle on the side of the road If it was up to me I would certainly hold on to all of this coal I got splashed And it’s taking its toll An epiphany occurred to me What if I don’t like the destiny I’ve been shown? I got splashed By a puddle on the side of the road If it was up to me I would certainly hold on to all of this coal I got splashed And it’s taking its toll An epiphany occurred to me What if I don’t like what I’ve been shown?
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I was just blowing off some steam But the ends will justify the means Things are gonna change in this town and you’ll have me to blame I’m the one who will change the status quo You need to know that life is just a joke If you can’t already tell by the smile on my face I was just getting ahead of the curve People like me never get what we deserve By the time you catch up to me, nothing will ever be the same If you had that switchblade in your mouth Then you would see what I’ve been preaching about Soon you’ll run away from my name up in lights Lickin’ my lips ‘Cause I’m gonna tear this town apart I have no problems except caped-figures in the dark Bustin’ my chops ‘Cause I’ve got crashing parties down to an art No one will say a thing ‘cause they don’t have the heart I was just waiting for my turn ‘Cause men like me want to watch the world burn Soon all of my friends will be face-down on the floor If you had these rings around your eyes The way that I am wouldn’t be such a surprise Who needs a mask when you sport a face such as this? No matches in the bank Though I applaud you for your rank The blanks in your files remain unfilled Chomp down on silver spoons ‘Cause those days are ending soon How many men like you have I killed? Lickin’ my lips ‘Cause I’m gonna tear this town apart I have no problems except caped-figures in the dark Bustin’ my chops ‘Cause I’ve got crashing parties down to an art No one will say a thing ‘cause they don’t have the heart Lickin’ my lips ‘Cause I’m gonna tear this apart I have no problems except caped-figures in the dark Bustin’ my chops ‘Cause I’ve got crashing parties down to an art No one will say a thing ‘cause they don’t have the heart

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released July 11, 2011

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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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