Caliban

by LAM! LAM!

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02:07

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released May 27, 2014

Written and performed by: Betsy Shane except vocals track 1 and track 3 Ayako Kondo.

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LAM! LAM! is (mostly) unintentional rubenesque burlesque. LAM! LAM! chews up your subconscious desires and spits them back at you with a sassy uhn-tiss uhn-tiss uhn-tiss. It's a sex dance and rock and roll extravaganza with a conscience but without shame. ... more

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Track Name: A Wreck of Birds
childish nervous how am I being presented
over my head maybe I should forget it
cause I can forget things too

angry silent jaw set you'll be forgotten
if you just try maybe it could be worth it
cause I'd make it worth it to you

a wreck of birds came tumbling down
its a start cause they tell us where we are
and that's the sea the sea the sea
the sea will drown me waves devour me now

biting my tongue everything's out of order
never talking gazing out on the water
where I could find you

every minute building up to forgiveness
keeping holding nothing is worth remembering
you on the radio me on the telephone

a wreck of birds came tumbling down
its a start cause they tell us where we are
and that's the sea the sea the sea
the sea will drown me waves devour me now

and ship to shore baby I'm yours
a desperate call but I gave it my all and
your arms surround me eyes devour me
I wouldn't care if I died right now

JA take my hand
teach me starboard commands
teach me to how to tie this ship to land
JA take my hand
teach me about the waves the wind
the stars and how our life begins at sea
Track Name: Reagan Day
october 1983
they overthrew the jewel party
I heard it on the radio
they killed em all by 1:15

my Maman didn't speak so well
my Maman didn't understand
I broke my back to build this house
I broke my back to till this land

they took the base
a little ways down the road
and I did not know
now that we've been saved

who will save us
from our saviors?
oh no.

they got a war on baby
we can't be safe from anything
I built a life of sticks
I built this house out of debris

They told us not to go outside
they said they'd shoot us all on sight
and when the planes flew overhead
I thought oh god this is the end

now we are so grateful
for everything you've done
but don't keep us under your thumb
we don't want that

who will save us
from our saviors?
oh no.
oh no.

So now we celebrate
Reagan day
celebrate
the USA they save the day
the USA
oh no
oh no
Track Name: Building a Broken Ship
I will push you away
because you will not stay
because nothing ever does
I can force things to break
and have it go my way
even if it's not what I want

this was prophesied
this was realized
self fulfilling in its way
cover up your eyes
you are not my kind
no one is at first anyway

let's build a ship
full of holes, made of lies
so it will capsize
let's make romance
let's dance and drink and screw
because there's nothing else to do
and everyone loses
because we're playing with fire
and everyone lies
everything ends sometime

I will sing you a song
because it's written about me
and you can see through me through it
I can write you a note
to tell you the worst
but it will end up getting burned

this is standardized
this is every time
I cover up my tracks and improve on my
ways of faking smiles
and feigning blindness
in the face of the obvious

let's build a ship
full of holes, made of lies
so it will capsize
let's make romance
let's dance and drink and screw
so that when things go awry
nobody's surprised
because we're playing with fire
and everyone lies
everything ends sometime

I am marshland
I am steeping
I am waiting for the other shoe to drop
and if it doesn't I will take my own shoe off
and throw it on the ground
Track Name: The Waves
i cannot see you anymore
i cannot hear your voice on ship to shore
you leave me lonely at the tides
and i'd go out and rescue you but I don't know

i gotta this feeling that you wanna
go down so low
and you're never coming home
I don't know what to do

I got this feeling that you want to
sink down low
that no one could ever
rescue you

from the waves the waves the waves

and here they come in sets
I cannot feel anything but regret
I just count 1 2 3 4 5
nothing nothing are you still alive

here I go

you live under the waves