OK Midnight, You Win

by happy jawbone family band

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We started out under the sign of the werewolf with the PRIMORDIAL LIPS smacking. The highway was covered in salt. I thought it was snow at first, it was so thick. Every so often, a pair of tire tracks would run off into the salt. There was something about those tire tracks. I couldn't stop thinking about them. I painted them on my innermost walls, along with a tray of baby teeth in a catholic trash can. I mean trashcan opera, going on beneath the floorboards. Almost canceled on account of the rain. I'm sorry BRIMMING TRIANGLE, but the tongue is not a precision instrument. And your decadent floorboards have got the best of me. Look at me! I'm so happy my cell phone is bleeding! May your basements be flooded with milk and antique baby powders. THE BASEMENTS OF AMERICA ARE BURNING and we have a responsibility to burn as well. Counting up our couches and our finest emergencies. Let us unite in this burning and in a sense of emergency. We learned more from a two minute burning then we ever did in school. GROANING MILK, HERE I COME: A christmas mystery in vague violence. I took the milk onto the bed. I initiated the pouring process. THE ZERO EFFECT: Now Rita's body was a mousetrap. There were high school couples in her head, thinking cruel thoughts. The ship is going down, christmas is canceled... Her mouth was a CRYSTAL FEAST. Frank Sinatra, Einstein and Santa Claus, crowd around her composing rhymed couplets. In 900 years of time and space I've never met anyone quite like Santa Claus. Look at his famous spoons. $25 FOR EACH SHOT. But I'm the one who always looks! I am the one who is always groaning!

Groaning auditorium. GAY GARDENS AND SOUTHWARDS: the basements were stuffed with christmas trees. In the corner was an old refrigerator filled with my little ponies. Hannah dreamed that once. She's always dreaming about refrigerators. She has a white cat that is actually a part of her brain that she feeds stilton cheese. CHOOSE EASY WORLD, it’s the gift that keeps on groanin!. Jill Casoraus in a piece of cheesy bread. I'll never forget that cheesy bread. She said, “JAWBONERS, YOU'RE FREAKIN' ME OUT WITH THAT CHEESY BREAD.” I'll Never forget the songs that changed your life in brooklyn in the 90's at just the right time of night. Bobby Talco is on your side. He has pure fever in his veins. Daniel has sawdust in his veins. If he were a unit of measurement he'd be a gallon. He touches you and you turn to butter. A profile of Ronald McDonald on the wall in virginia at midnight with a painted tear and a caption reading, “WE MISS YOU JIM.” The sign for today is midnight. Tonight's sign is a garland of fingers...a plate of scorn. The sphinx came to me in a dream and said, “I'm Yoko Ono, believe in me. I'm bludgeoningly symbolic.” Egyptian shumba, nut rocker, the shivvers, cold wind over EGYPT BEACH, MASSACHUESETTS, and sardonic balloons on a web of nudity. A book composed of 10,001 fortune cookie fortunes. All by Bobby Talco except one which is by Michael Hurley. Can you guess which one?

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released January 31, 2011

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happy jawbone family band Brattleboro, Vermont

we were all born in a bathtime suicide mission. nothing was left but a pair of sunglasses that are still bleeding to this day. at the stroke of midnight you can hear them sing out of desperation.

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Track Name: 01. I Hope It Works out Bay
i got these long black lines behind my eyes
well they bring me luck feel like a ten ton truck
well if you want me too I could give ‘em to you
but you gotta bring ‘em back without a scratch
I hope it works for you

well I don’t need them anytime soon
so go on if you think they’d really help
they might come in handy in a pinch
you don’t know they might be made
just for your hands only for your hands

well if you want me too honey it’s cool
I gotta lotta black lines and you know it’s true
just stick ‘em in your mouth and see what can be found
you’re gonna lose your head in pocket of light
for a real long time a real long time
it’ll be so good for you
Track Name: 02. Book of Fire
you sit around quoting from that book of fire
but you can’t even read and you laugh like a liar
you look like you’re made of wax

you keep you’re heart in the freezer all day
and you take it out at night just to watch it melt away
you break like a piece of glass
you know that you’ll never last out in that wind
it’s a cruel cruel wind

I wish you could see me now
I am losing my edge in a fantastic new way
I wish you could see just how
I’ve become so soft I am floating away

you sit around polishing that book of fire
you’re gonna burn your hair off in a fit of desire
don’t pretend that you wouldn’t mind

you run through the rain and you laugh like hell
you think it rains just for you and for nobody else
you never were all that kind
you never thought to unwind that coiled wound
yeah that wound you love

I wish you could see me now I’ve divided myself
into a million fake hearts
I wish you could see just how I’ve become so soft
I am falling apart

you butter your bread with that book of fire
but it’s not a real book and it isn’t on fire
there aren’t even any words

you’re so damn worried about that book of fire
that you dress like god and you even have your own choir
but it’s mostly made up of birds
and they don’t even know the words
to the song you sing

I wish you could see me now
I am measuring the night with the palms of my hands
I wish you could see just how I’ve become so soft
I am reverting to sand
Track Name: 03. My Affectionate Eye Disease
take those bad eyes down to the river
there’s a new pair of eyes there for you
and we can really make em sing
of all the confusion that you hold locked in your limbs
and shooting eggs out of our fingertips
we will rise like two empty trash bags in the wind
before we rest, ah before we rest
Track Name: 04. Not the Day That I Was Hoping For
well there are cartoon villains
piled outside our door
but they look so bored

so i broke some mirrors
and i made fun of some cats
but they looked so forlorn

and we played at banking
and we wrote each other checks
but they were all forged

i wanted to buy you
some 14k horns
but i was so poor

churchie

smoochie

punch-out o'clock
Track Name: 05. Fireflies Made out of Dust
i wanted to match your glow with an apple that i taught regret
but you smashed that fruit and you spat on my shoes
and you drew an airplane flying through my head
i might as well be dead
let those fireflies chew off my legs
cause i don't wanna ever dance no more

i wanted to make you swoon with a light bulb that i taught to fly
but you took that bulb and you chewed it to a pulp
and you spat out fifty full grown fireflies
but it was all a lie
those fireflies are made out of dust
and i don't wanna watch them glow no more

i wanted to make you cry with a cowboy that i taught restraint
but you snapped him in two and you buttered his boots
and you threw him out into the pouring rain
well it really ruined my day
i had to glue him back together again
and i don't think he'll ever dance no more
Track Name: 06. I'm Not Gonna Bleed Here For Your Mercy Any Longer
you didn’t call me for a really long time you know
a long time, a long, long time
you went and seen me when I’m layin down dyin
you know, it’s the wrong time, the wrong time to see me now

I’m not gonna bleed here for your mercy any longer
I went up up up and I stepped on your misery oops oops oops oops
I went up and I see you sittin there cryin wah wah wah
I’m laughin all the time

I see you walkin around with your boyfriend
I’m thinkin bang bang bang bang bang
I’m sick of livin in a hollywood heart attack
I’m thinkin dang dang dang you
Track Name: 07. Pillar of Salt
all this rain
must be perfect for a pillar made of salt
but i guess I'm out of luck
i've been out so long in this savage dust
that i lost my favorite tooth

when i burn
i will burn like 16 candles on a cake
oh my, what've i done
look at the mess that i've become
i forgot my own birthday

all my life
i have been feeling for a pillar mad of salt
when i find it it will peel me and roll me into a ball
and throw me into the tall tall grass

all my songs
have a different ending than the one i really need
but oh well it's not so bad
if i'm lucky i might be a fad
and then retreat back to the waves

when i cry
i will cry like it is 1945
and i'm on that silver screen
all alone on a foreign beach
and the sea is smelling good

all my life
i've been receding like a pillar of salt
i should have seen how it deceived me
into thinking it's my fault
when i know it's no one's fault but the moonlight

all my life
i have thought that this was happening to me
but it's not and i can't complain
it feels so good to forget your name
and pretend you never were

when i fall
i will fall like alfred hitchcock on a pin
but it's not my lucky day
i've ruined my life in a brand new way
isn't that the way it goes

all my life i've been walking backwards
to a place that i can believe
i should have seen it was the sand that taught me
how to give and how to receive
Track Name: 08. Don't Play Ding Dong Ditch on My Heart
there's poison in your laughter
there's fireflies all falling out your nose

you don't believe in magic
you just sit there repeating your bad jokes

you took me to a museum
but i don't think you cared much for the art

you set fire to a van gogh
and you ran over a rembrandt with your car

chorus

there's lipstick on your headache
there's buzzards buzzin all around your thighs

you left me in miami
and now you've got the nerve to ask me why

you took me to a hotel
and turned a ball of dust into an eye

you took my dog to reno
and fed him so much bbq he died

chorus
Track Name: 09. Oops, I Did It Again
i got teeth
i got sky
i got apples and i got pie
oops i did it again

i got greens
i got furs
i rub noses with little girls
oops i did it again

there's alot a cold black on the breeze tonight
and our bodies are spillin with that stinking light
a river of fire will carry us down
it's too close now it's too close now

i was clutching this owl pellet in my hand
we woke up with our mouths filled sand
a river of blood will carry us down
it's too close now too close now too close now
Track Name: 10. Hold Me
if i looked like bird would you hold me?
would you cuddle my words and would you hold me?
if i looked like a bomb would you hold me?
if i looked like your mom would you hold me?

would you hold me in your arms?
would you hold me deep inside?
would you hold me in your arms?
would you hold me through the night?

now that we're closer
and you have seen the hoof-prints in my smile
when will you hold me tight and show me all your scars?
so i can place them up amongst the stars
and we can covet their sheen

well i see you walkin round with your head bowed down
won't you be my little girl?
well everybody knows your the finest chick in town
"
you look like gold but you taste like wine
"
everybody know you'll have a real good time
"

if i looked like a mouse would you hold me?
would you come to my house and would you hold me?
if i looked like a deer would you hold me?
if i said i was queer would you hold me?

would you hold me in your arms?
would you hold me deep inside?
would you hold me in your arms?
would you hold me through the night?

now that we're older
and you have seen through my facade
what do i have to do
to get you in my arms?
so we could talk the whole night through till dawn
and then throw chickens at the sun
Track Name: 11. Fresh Gash
hey now these lyrics are a bit much. sorry.
Track Name: 12. I'm Not Gonna Bleed Here For Your Mercy Any Longer
you didn’t call me for a really long time you know
a long time, a long, long time
you went and seen me when I’m layin down dyin
you know, it’s the wrong time, the wrong time to see me now

I’m not gonna bleed here for your mercy any longer
I went up up up and I stepped on your misery oops oops oops oops
I went up and I see you sittin there cryin wah wah wah
I’m laughin all the time

I see you walkin around with your boyfriend
I’m thinkin bang bang bang bang bang
I’m sick of livin in a hollywood heart attack
I’m thinkin dang dang dang you