Some Magical Animal

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Engineered by Curtis Grippe at STEM Recording, and Rick Heins. Mixed by Rick Heins. Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio. Artwork by Chema Mendez.

Jake: I would like to thank my band mates, Curtis at STEM Recording, Jackie Smith, Mike Ferraro, A Claire, Mellissa Blair, Don Bosse, Blaine Long, Walt Richardson, Pat Greider, V'Anne, and the Hello House people.

Rick: Thanks to Emily Monte, The Acuna family, and the Heins family.

Jess: Thanks to Curtis at STEM Recording.

David: I'd like to thank Jake, Jess, and Rick first and foremost. I've been lucky enough to have a chance to create some amazing music with you and made some great friends in the process. I'd also like to thank my parents, and sister Jess for their continued love and support in everything I've done. I wouldn't be where I am without you.

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released July 19, 2016

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Some Magical Animal Tempe, Arizona

Jake Greider - Vocals, Guitar.
Rick Heins - Guitar, Pedal Steel.
David Libman - Drums.
Jess Pruitt - Bass.

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Track Name: Shapeshifters
ubiquity is your superpower
spin out in all directions
in the tenth dimension

we are all data now
and I feel so fragmented
something's got to give
we're going nowhere

come along
on a machine gun adventure
three cheers for me and euterpe
was told I might find her
in the empire state
she replaced my first name
with my middle name
once there was heaven
now there's just me
beware the shapeshifters
they take on many forms

shaking out the old ghosts in my machine
making room for the new king
and queen

here today, tomorrow gone
I reach out and make connections
in the tenth dimension

they cut you down at the knees
but hey, the end is near!
and you might be the one for me
you might be the one for me
hell, I might be the one
Track Name: Stately Girl
I got a letter from a stately girl
she used words like presumptuousness,
telepathically, reincarnation, alabaster
how could I resist?
I wrote a treatise on her information
hoping to illustrate the limitations

I see what you see but I'm not sold

a different cause
a louder scene
another word
a clever screen
to colonize me

put your money where your language is
be the light that nothing will possess
cast your spells, speak in tongues
walk light and breath right with your guns

I see what you see but I'm not sold
love is an automatic weapon
for your so-called soul
Track Name: Hello
we drank from a lion's head
we shot down the Japanese
we were conductors then

you are not there
there isn't tomorrow
time is not a thing
I can trust

I climbed out on the wing and dangled
hello

and in the end
there will be a beginning
give my regards
to the rest of that shit
me and me will still be here
traveling through the lingering nonsense

you are not here
there isn't tomorrow
and time is not a thing
I can use

I climbed out on the wing and dangled
hello
Track Name: Marbles
me
wearing this face like a shield
to fend off this feminine voice
and falsehoods
I salivate to silver bells
and churches

hey
who do you think you are?
your disfigured protestant dream left me stranded
with empty pockets

this transition could take a while
floating through nothing
turning on lights
leaving my marbles behind

me
shouting at fluorescent dead
unwrapping every word you said
sleep still in my eyes
it came as no surprise when it left

hey
go ahead and beat your drum
go ahead and shine the sun

this transition could take a while
floating through nothing
turning on lights
leaving my marbles behind

there's no way to escape it
if I want it
I need to create it
Track Name: Mama Sparrow
heavy on the heart
one you can't harden
strife is the blood inside her

easy on the mind
open a window
and listen, listen to the sound she makes

born to a soldier
minds full of smoke, heroin, and rape
and t.v.

it hangs on her now
and on the men she responds to
the promise of someplace
she'll feel better

she'll feel better

she falls like a sparrow
'neath the eyes of her savior
alone, and hungry
and flightless

she remembers the warmth
of our place in the mountains
of the river, and laughter

she sings,
"son won't you take me in?
babe won't you rescue me now?
why won't you undo this hurt?
I'm flickering out."
Track Name: I Give Up
I never knew that my foolish words could cut so deep
then again, was I asking too much?
I never thought I'd be doing this on my own
it goes to show anything can happen at all

all the times you asked me for forgiveness
all the doors that you shut on your way out
even then I could hear you asking 'bout us
my response at the time
was I give up

I'm getting tired of always living inside my head
you should know, you've been up there for years
I'm getting numb to all the feelings I knew so well
I'm like a child startled by his own tears

all the times you asked me for forgiveness
all the doors that you shut on your way out
even then i could hear you asking 'bout us
my response at the time
was I give up

time stand still and let me try
to patch up this black hole of a life
'cause I can't let things stay the same
with neither one to blame
and I can't take this pain
so I just let it go
Track Name: Zebra (Actress)
sometimes I think you're just a voice inside my head
I want to be in love again
let me taste you
I'm finished chasing

take some chances, break some hearts, you'll grow to understand
all around the water rises
for silly eyes I'll compromise
my blood
sweat
tears

when you gonna wake up?
when you gonna come back down?
when you gonna shape up?
when we gonna paint the town
black and white?

she has the pirate eyes
I like my magazines
she is a superstar
burning up eventually
and it's all the same
it's all the same to me
Track Name: Gatekeeper
everybody knows it
nobody talks
keep an eye on your motions
and one on the clocks

it was always right here
it was always right here
the new saints have rallied
to watch you go clear

with a wink and a nod
I send you off
I will protect it
I will project

you were always on my right
I was always too uptight
the new saints have rallied
it's time to take
Track Name: Peaceful Heart
when I look back on all the wrong turns that I took
I never realized
every moment I held on too tight caused me pain
now I must let it go

because I got nothing left to hide
and you won't be here by my side
all I want is to leave it behind
make a new start
with a peaceful heart

heavy burdens weighing me down from the start
fighting to get up
how can you fight when your worst enemy is yourself?
set to do you in

because I got nothing left to hide
and you won't be here by my side
all I want is to leave it behind
make a new start
with a peaceful heart