Zoo Traffic

by Yankee Power

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released August 21, 2012

Recorded by Jeff Gallagher at A Studio Too, Boston, MA.
Mixed by Pete Weiss at Verdant Studio, Athens, VT.
Mastered by Peter Linnane at Patch Hill Mastering.
Vinyl Cut by Jeff Powell at Ardent Recording Studios, Memphis, TN.

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Track Name: Adopted Love Doll
so you wanna be a big star
oh you wanna change the world
so you wanna be a big star
oh you wanna be a saint
oh you wanna be the
be the saints left hand
and the lover they want to be

so you want to be adopted
oh i just don't know
so you wanna be a love doll
oh i wanna be inside
oh i want to be the
be inside you now
some fainting safety there
just great

oh i wanna be the
be the saints left hand
and the lover they want to be

so you wanna be a big star
oh you wanna change the world
so you wanna be a big star
Track Name: Swing
buh buh baby don't you know what you're hiding inside
you don't know where but you sure know why
maybe you can't show it but you aint got it left in that heart
oh i should of known you shut right down on me from the start

everything I've said everything I've done
rolls around your eyes like a bullet in a gun
you think i would of learned just to keep my big ole target shut shutuhhuh
oh i should i known you take him out on me from on the start

so you gotta do whats right now
but why you gotta swing
oh aint you gotta swing

call me what you will
label me what you want
but you might as well take your point blank shot
and since ill stand still well i should just join me a cult
oh i should of seen you sweep up my place with my heart
that'd be to easy id be you laying down from the start

so you gotta do whats right now
but why you gotta swing
oh aint you gotta swing
Track Name: Wrong Kind
every night she lay alone
she thinks of one she loved
thinks of one whose gone
and every day from dusk till dawn
she still can't figure out whats she's doing wrong

i try to make her understand
how to get what she wants
how to be how i am
the more i try
the more i find
and then draw the line

why?
why can't i fly?
how can you even deny?
i'm bailing

i try to make her understand
how to get what she wants
how to be how i am
the more i try
the more i find
and then draw the line

she wants a house
and a perfect family
marble floors and cable tv
she's just that kind of girl
three car garage
and a white picket fence
perfect asphalt for me to bang my head
but ill give her a whirl
anyway
Track Name: Given Into Contrary
I've given into contrary
I've given into soul
I've given into everything but me myself
and its taken its toll i know
why can't i learn myself
why cant i be one of them
and them they can't understand

given it a sigh I've given it all my life
i can't explain why
how all my thoughts settle in
when I'm alone and its quieter here
i hang my head and cry
try to forget all the things i said to you last night

nothing is right
nothing is wrong

woah i put eggshells on my shoes
so i can take a walk with you
oh
is that dramatic enough?

nothing is wrong
nothing is right

woah i put eggshells on my shoes
so i can take a walk with you
oh
is that dramatic enough?
Track Name: Fuzzy Minisery
I'm unoriginal
ingenious as can be
I've shown my limitations
as plain as an american
TV minisery, that comes in somewhat fuzzy

Damnit
I'm as lonely as can be
Ive thrown away my demons
to that little leaning tree,
that'll bore the faultless fruit that my unborn children
will eat

Above Suspicion
Angelic Chaste
Clearhanded vision
with a bitter taste
Irreproachable
JFK
guiltfree and fallible
but a little changed
frankily incredublous
offenlesses but raw
ingenious and youthful
wide eyed but taught
objectionly rued
gullibly and handsomely
pulled in by you
Track Name: Because It's Hard
come in from the cold, we hide
places bright and warm
As we prepare for the night inside
battle, whiskey and the storm

sometimes things are darker inside
despite the light of day
there comes a time to put them aside
and leave the words on their way

I lie below like the grass under snow
Reflecting the light I've come to know

I lie below like the grass under snow
Reflecting the light I've come to know

Stagger out into the dawn
The night is over, we're moving on
Places that the flood swept through
Are all but gone

I lie below like the grass under snow
Reflecting the light I've come to know

Now I lie below like the grass under snow
Reflecting the light I've come to know
Now I lie below like the grass under snow
Reflecting the light I've come to know
Track Name: Stray
Oh I sail on
Yeah I just float away
And nothing
Nothing could make me stay
Cause when I'm gone
I know they're going to say
Find him now
Hunt him down
you really can't let him stray

I loved you like family
and here you go and stray on me
Join or die
Mississippi River Rain in your brain in your grass
Track Name: Real Folk
don't be want to be real folk
i don't like how they are
i want to stay right here
but still want to go far

don't try and tell me it will happen this way
and please stop acting like I'm making some kind of mistake

i want to be fancy in the cheapest of ways
i want to be happy on the darkest of days

know what'll happen if i do what they say
every one of them real folk
all walking around the same way

but i don't want to change
no i don't want to change for you
you can't do the things that i want you to

don't understand why people give up so fast
and everyday becomes the same as the last

you know theres no such as gain with out loss
we may go different way but one day our paths may cross

but i don't want to change
no i don't want to change for you
you can't do the things that i want you to

thing about real folk
they don't know how to live
they're insincere in all the answers they give

i tried to tell you it could happen this way
now looks like you're the one whos making all of the mistakes

but i don't want to change
no i don't want to change for you
you can't do the things that i want you to
still i don't want to change
no i don't want to change for you
though i understand why you'd like me to
Track Name: Modern Change
I hate this modern stare
I dont even need my eyes
just to see through all you people these days
oh isn't that nice?

I hate this modern change
tear down all we know
just to put it on for show up in your face
oh isn't that kind?

I dont know what chipped my veins
I cant complain these times are really just the same
Here I am, trying every which way to bend the truth

I'm a heel with a modern flare
and though I let it in, it ate up all my sense and my shame...
Track Name: Shiver of Sharks
a shiver of sharks
your talks to cheap for trying to bait me
toss in a remark
but its only a sliver of chum
it never sinks in
it fills your grin and sharpens your teeth
begin a fresh start
but you know i wouldn't you know i couldn't

oh i know you flow with the shiver
but it goes so slow
and oh how'd you figure
i was fit to wait

you tear them apart
all these threads that once held meaning
claim i haven't a heart
but i know I've got yours and a few more

oh i know you flow with the shiver
but it goes so slow
and oh how'd you figure
i was fit to wait
and though you go your aura still lingers
you maintain control, hook line and sinker
but you toss me back to catch another day

if you flow with the shiver
denials not a river
and these lines i deliver
as your knees start to quiver
take it down
make it dirty
this is not the thing that you've been waiting for
Track Name: Dear Old Friend
i was lonely but free
but i've got burned
oh i've got burned
didn't know where i could run to
oh i been shown a lot of change
but i didn't know oh i didn't know
its all the same it can be so strange

give it to yourself
give it to your dear old friend
and i know
you'll only toss me a grin
and here ill say it again
its not enough to be cold
and wall yourself off

pick brick by brick and mainly
stack them up in years
different textures but hard withstanding
experience against the years

oh i felt sorry for myself
now isn't that strange
if not to lame given all my damn good health
oh i was torn in by fear
but i learned
oh i've learned
all you can do is see it through

give it to yourself
give it to your dear old friend
and i know, just for show, you'll only toss me a grin
and i here ill say it again
its not enough to be cold
and wall yourself off

pick brick by brick and mainly
stack them up in years
different textures but hard withstanding
experience against the years

roll down
lets see
that big wall of surprise
come down
lets see
that big wall of surprise
roll down
lets see
that big wall of surprise
come down
lets see
theres a certain beauty in life
Track Name: Two Quarters
I came alone
I could only stare
I didn't know what I
was trying to see
I walked along silently I bided my time
didn't know what I
was going to say
hello there, old friend

I felt the unknown
I thought I'd be afraid
but no some felt, some fought
some already known
I couldn't walk straight
but I needed to be there with you alone
over this town I no longer know

Can only stand here
I can't do anything to help
and our eyes are only saying
what we already know
your eyes are only saying
what I already know
Goodbye fair wind
Goodbye old friend
Track Name: Open Breast
hear me, know me
see me uncaged like a bird with an open breast
pulled into the ocean and I don't know where to rest
see me uncaged like a bird with an open breast

cos had you known
that the writing was on the wall
and the things people were saying
oh let them keep on saying

and all the tricks I have seen
and all the traps I have been all the words i've been saving
oh I hear them just saying
cos Ive gotta be one to set you free

dont want the world to chew me up and spit me out
just want to be chewed a little and kept in its mouth
just a bit of teeth
and you know it could be right
lonely all my life
what could I do?

Count all the nicks and the chips in my countenance
and all the things people were saying
oh they just werent saying them for fun
and had you know that the muscle in my chest is stone
and it took all the pressure of the world to mold

dont want the world to chew me up and spit me out
just want to be chewed a little and kept in its mouth
just a bit of teeth
oh gnawing at me
and you know you could be right
lonely all my life, what could I do?