Zoo Traffic

by Yankee Power

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1.
Adopted Love Doll (free) 02:10
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
2.
Swing 01:59
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
3.
Wrong Kind 02:13
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
4.
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?
5.
Dr. Daisy 01:58
6.
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
7.
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
8.
Stray 01:37
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
9.
Real Folk 02:47
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
10.
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...
11.
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
12.
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
13.
Two Quarters 02:50
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
14.
Open Breast 04:07
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?

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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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