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released 14 February 2013

E.W. Harris - vocals, guitar, synth
Don Paris Schlotman - vocals, bass, synth
Jasper Lewis - vocals, guitar
Lindsay Dragan - vocals, drums
Phil Harris - drums, percussion, kora, flute, melodica, trash cans
Casey Black - vocals, percussion

Guest appearances: Chris Michael, Niall Connolly, Roxanne de Bastion, Kaila Hale-Stern, Brian Bonz

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Track Name: Rocket City
Got an old guitar and a brand new pair of shoes
The sun and wind are rearranging all my views
Feel the console hummin as the turbines start to spin
And I don't give a damn about this mess I'm landing in

Gonna take off! We're gonna break off!
We got this yoke that we gotta shake off
There's something lackin, so quit yer yakin,
You know it's time to release the Kraken!
And what I know, and that's fo' sho'
Is that I gotta go to
Rock! Rocket city gonna rock!
Can't stop til you take off!

Well a whole town of rockets it's a sight I never seen
But I read all about it in a pinup magazine
Got a pump shot laser and a boxing kangaroo
So we don't get eaten in a freakshow barbeque

Gonna take off! We're gonna break off!
We got this yoke that we gotta shake off
There's something lackin, so quit yer yakin,
You know it's time to release the Kraken!
And what I know, and that's fo' sho'
Is that I gotta go to
Rock! Rocket city gonna rock!
Can't stop til you take off!
Track Name: Factory
Runnin through my options
Trippin through my memory
Sitting in the back room
Sippin on synthetic tea
Why are we so different?
Searching for humanity
They treat us like machines and
Life is just a factory

I've seen you on assembly lines
Baby won't you talk to me?
I wish that we could go outside
Maybe could you leave with me?
It's getting close to closing time
Then we can be so free
They shut us down one at a time
Living in a factory

We all go down assembly lines
From A to Z
A lifetime of inspections
It's the mark of quality
Replicated every time
It's so plain to be
And we pretend we're all alive
In this factory

I'd love to help you to unwind
One of my favorite fantasies
The clock is always stealing time
Freedom's just a memory
Can you hear those quitting chimes
One of your favorite melodies
They shut us down one at a time
Living in a factory

They shut us down one at a time in a factory
Track Name: Dog Eat Dog
The hours melt away like butter
On a lukewarm frying pan
One day bleeds into another
We go 'cross the wasted land
On the seventh day we came to a crater
The road dropped off like a heart attack
We headed south to the border
Miles and empty smiles were at our backs

We got dog eat dog kinda faces
And a club near at hand (yeah!)
When we wake from our stasis
Do the best that we can

When we first crashed down, oh my head was pounding
Smoke boiled off the oil pan
All alarms, klaxons sounding
This wasn't written in the plan
On the seventh day oh the gods got angry
Cannibals went out on the attack
We slept in shifts to keep our senses
And the knives out of our backs

We got dog eat dog kinda faces
And a club near at hand (yeah!)
When we wake from our stasis
Do the best that we can!
Dog eat dog kinda faces
And a kink in the pants
The only rule in this place is
How to best serve man

Well it seemed to me you were drowning
Reached right out and took my hand
But you'd not piss on me if I was burning
I begin to understand
on the seventh day we all got hungry
Had to stop off for a little snack
Whet the blades to shave the bacon
And to cut a little slack
And to cut a little slack!

Got dog eat dog kinda faces
And a club near at hand (yeah!)
Every meal in this place is
Just a one night stand (oh!)
Dog eat dog kinda faces
For the robotic band
When we wake from our stasis
Do the best that we can
Hey, do the best that you can!
We do the best that we can
Dog eat dog kinda faces
For the robotic band
Track Name: Mermaid
Cold sweat delirium
Sea glass in your hair
The sirens on the air
Ice age invertebrates: beware
Protect yourselves

Appear on shore
Dragged from sleep
Down, down down to the deep
Drenched in light
still dark green
Down down down to a hypno scene
And bear in mind
Everyone knows
We are the lucky ones
The shattered ones, the live, the few
The secrets that you wished you knew

But I should have stayed on the ground!
Tthen we'd be all right
Then we'd be fine
The gauges don't lie and the air's half gone
At least for tonight
You said we'd be all right
But the gauges don't lie and right now the air's all gone

You said we'd be all right
You said we'd be fine
But the gauges don't lie and
The air's all gone
Track Name: Love Shark
Love shark! Love shark!
Dalai Lama
Love shark! Love shark!
Barack Obama
Love shark! Love bites!!
I ... love....

See you swimming in your shark skin suit
See you sliding through the door
And the image is a little bit skewed from
My perspective on the floor
Heard you fuckin with my radio
Someone said you stole my car
And you're living by a mantra now
You took a little too far

Love shark! Love shark!
I still feel your bite
Love shark! Love shark!
Keeps me up at night
Love shark! Love bites!!!

Love shark is a friend to me
That's what everybody say
Keeps shooting down my frenemies
When they get in my way
Love shark is a dinosaur
Isn't really that evolved
Cartilaginous to the very core
So resistant to assault

Love shark! Love shark!
I still feel your bite
Love shark! Love shark!
Keeps me up at night
Love shark! Love bites!!!
I still feel your...
I still feel your....
I still feel your...
I still feel your bite!
Love shark! Love shark!
Track Name: Atomic Red
Atomic Red I should have known
That this could never last
But when I first laid eyes on you
I was blinded by the flash!
You're falling now, you're falling now
And I am falling too
After all, what else could we do?

Atomic Red you made me think
That I could be the one
Who had the strength to break a heart
of pure uranium!
Forgive me! Forgive me!
Like I've forgiven you
For the way we made each other blue

You're falling now, you're falling now
And I am falling too
That's all right. What else could we do?
Track Name: A Traveler's Lament
The clocks stop honey
Tick tock ticking in the hallway
I wind them up they only wear me down
Though I think I'm speaking I am only
Making little clicking sounds

Well I wander through this doorway
A hundred million years ago
And I tell you all about it but there's
Things you shouldn't really know
like: "Immortality is cheap when
Everything you love is cracked and died!"
Besides... forever is a long, long time!

Forever... forever... forever... is a long, long time!

Will you write for me a letter
There's something I would like to say
I looked into your future and I know you're
Getting out some day
In stylus on papyrus let's get this epistle
Started right away!
I'm sorry that I'm sorry
I'm sorry that my well ran dry
Tell my mother that I love her
And I never meant to make her cry
Lost here in eternity
Don't spend your life wait for me besides
Forever is a long, long time!

Forever... forever... forever... is a long, long time!
Track Name: The Cans
We spend our evenings
cleaning up the cans!
Sweepin rockets for the man
Try to do the best we can
But it's not enough
And you know that they always
Always get away with it
You know that they always
They always get away with it

Said we spend our earnings
Playing in a band
One trick pony in your hand
Buckets of dollars made of sand
But it's not enough
But you know that we'll always
get away with it
You know that we'll always
We always get away with it
You know we'll get away with it!
You know we always get away with it
Track Name: Alchemist
Alchemist, Alchemist
Please turn my lead heart to gold
Make all my organs a
Glittering sight to behold
But I wanna leave something for show
When they draw out my soul through my nose
Put it in a jar

Rocketman, Rocketman
Take me to work when you go
Promise to only bring questions whose
Answers you know
I know that it's cold and it's far
But I wanna get close to a star
It's so hard, here in a jar

Love discover we're
Deep in the future it seems
The circles are real but the
Lines just exist in our dreams
These days I just can't see the sky
But it's clean and it's warm and it's dry
So please, leave my trapdoor ajar
So I can feel the moon and the sun and the stars
It's just a breath of my little lead heart
Here in a jar
Track Name: Gone Fission
Help please, is anyone there
Anyone, anyone answer?
Please, please somebody out there
Answer me anyone
Help please, we're prisoners here
Anyone, anyone answer?
Please please, the voice on the air
Answer me anyone

The containment vault is running out of power
The heat's been building up these last few hours
Scared the whole thing's really gonna blow
You're breakin up, god damn this radio

Hey you get us out alive
Get us out alive, save us from the fire!
Hey you get us out alive
Streams of green and white
Will fill our skins and bones with light
Until ... we all ignite!

Help please, is anyone there
Anyone, anyone answer?
Please please somebody out there
Answer me anyone
Help please, Prisoners here
Somebody, anyone answer?
Please please, Somebody out there
Answer me anyone

The containment vault is running out of power
The heat's been building up these last few hours
Scared the whole thing's really gonna blow
You're breakin up, god damn this radio

Hey you get us out alive
Get us out alive
Save us from the fire!
Hey you get us out alive
Streams of green and white
Will fill our skins and bones with light
Until we all ignite!
Track Name: Rock & Roll Shoes
You got your rock & roll shoes
You're practically a dinosaur
With those 12 volt robotic blues
And that old pre-war guitar

The Elvis wanted you to stay
Down on the farm
But a dream pointed you the way
Those bells started ringing in your head
Like that oh-five-dash-nine alarm!

The lights on the horizon
Grow brighter each day
And those towering rockets
Oh! They're gonna take you
So far away!

Oh come on!

So come on, climb aboard
We're headed to the stars
Struts are go and rockets roar
Distance obscures the deepest scars
Cause out in the streets there's chaos don't ya know
It's far too maddening to stay
So come on down to the show
We're gonna take you so far away!
Oh! And those rockets glare....
Go flyin' through the air....
And all those mutants stare, yeah

It's gonna save the rest of your heart!
It's gonna save the rest of your heart!
It's gonna save the rest of your heart!