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by Timothy Bracken

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All songs written and recorded in February 2013.

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released July 30, 2013

All songs written by Timothy Bracken except:

Pistachio Kid - Music by Timothy Bracken, words by Katie Feild and Timothy Bracken.

Lose Your Head - Music by Timothy Bracken, words by Timothy Bracken and Phil Norman.

The Loss of Our Oceanographic Technician - Music by Timothy Bracken and Katie Feild, words by Katie Feild.

All instruments and vocals by Timothy Bracken along with:

Dave Hadley - Dobro on Kamikaze Highway, I Remember the Ranch, and The Loss of Our Oceanographic Technician.

Evin Wolverton - Backing vocals and organ on Enjoy the Show.

Phil Norman - Backing vocals on Lose Your Head. Phil and his family also yell "No!" on Kamikaze Highway.

Sarah Joy - Violin on I Remember the Ranch.

Katie Feild - Lead and backing vocals on The Loss of Our Oceanographic Technician.

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Timothy Bracken Baltimore, Maryland

timothy bracken isn't the best, but he's good. songs about things. over 10 years of obscurity!

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Track Name: Lonely Pet
Is it the same
You're an animal
Am I to blame
I'm an animal

Hey baby
Let's play
I'm really upset

Is it the same
When you're all alone
Am I afraid
When I'm all alone

Hey baby
It's plain
I'm really upset

Every night I sleep in your arms
Every day you feed me
and leave me

Is it the same
is it your routine
Am I the same
Waiting to be seen

I'm just a lonely pet
I'm really upset
I'm just a lonely pet
I'm really upset
It's so illogical
I'm really upset
Track Name: Living In the Past
living in the past
and we ain't going nowhere
never going back
so we're all first and last
we're living in the past

when we was young
it sure was fun
but we grew and we got really sad

now we don't care for toys
but still find joy
in the same old hereditary paths

living in the past
and we ain't going nowhere
never going back
so we're all first and last
we're living in the past

now we all learned to spell
But still can't tell
who we are
or how to keep us sane

now we're following the man
who claims we can save ourselves
just by bludgeoning our brains

living in the past
and we ain't going nowhere
never going back
so we're all first and last
we're living in the past

as the crowds begin to mass
we can all raise a glass
to living in the past

never going back
are we all fading fast
from living in the past
Track Name: Go Back Down
I hate the sound of this heart
beat beat in my bed
I hate the sound of this heart
beat beat in my bed

when I go back down
when I go back down
I won't come back

I think I need some help
but I ain't gonna ask
well I think i need some assistance man
i never wanna have to ask

when I go back down
I won't come back

I pay my bills
follow the law
I go to work on time
but something keeps me up at night
I can't rest my mind

when I go back down
I won't come back
Track Name: Pistachio Kid
Another sign of the Pistachio Kid
A trail of shells leads to where he hid
The grand chase for the bandit begins
The pile is feet in diameter and height
He must have been here overnight

Pistachio Kid knows how to blend in
We never know where he is
Only where he's been
No one knows what he looks like --
We only know his appetite for pistachios

His inability to pick up his mess
makes everybody want to wring his neck
oh yeah!

He'll probably grow up to be a jerk
The nut farmer gets a whole lot of work
while we shake our fists as hard as we can
What will become of Pistachio Man
Shaking our fists just as hard as we can
We dread the reign of Pistachio Man
Track Name: Kamikaze Highway
Every morning, any night
Yeah they're lookin for a fight
All erratic and crazed
It gets worse every day

Kamikaze highway

Everybody here drives
Like they wanna take your life
All I think is god, please
Don't kill me

Kamikaze highway

No they're not like you and me
But now it seems they're multiplying
All the terrorists with cars
They never want to make it home
Will I make it home?
(No!!!)

No I've never wished death
Now I'm holding my breath
Look left look right and I see
they're coming for me

Kamikaze highway
Track Name: Enjoy the Show
stuck in the television age
o how we like to be afraid
o how we like to be amazed
and nobody is ashamed

I haven't seen you in a while
that was when we used to smile
now I'm smaller than a child
this whole world is going wild

and it's not for me
but I can't let go
when will I enjoy the show

nobody cares about the facts
don't you ever talk back
conversation is a trap
just blow 'em off the fucking map

and it's not for me
but I can't let go
when will I enjoy the show
Track Name: Lose Your Head
I'm a man I'm a sensitive guy
I let you know, you don't have to wonder why
but you don't know what I want

It's not the curve of your back
or your eyes or your sigh
you make me go, you don't have to wonder why

but would you feel bad
to understand
I kinda like it when you go and lose your head

I'm a man, I'm a delicate guy
Can't always say I got something on my mind
but you don't know what I want

You look so good, work so hard I could cry
I feel distracted and you have to wonder why
but you don't know what I want

but would you feel bad
to understand
I kinda like it when you go and lose your head

giving in
the upper hand
I kinda like it when you go and lose your head
every man understands

OW!
Track Name: Time
there's really no time to do much in this life, I know

keep calm, keep nothing in your head
at night eyes are open
deadlines all hanging in the air
our minds angle up and down

but we can give you love
but you keep running out of air
but can you feel the love
or can you feel there's really no time to do much in this life
I know
Track Name: Trouble For Another Day
I was lost
I was afraid
I was alone
I should have stayed

But now you're here
It couldn't wait
I was wrong
Out of the gate

Never thought that I was gonna wake up
and throw it all away
But we can't save trouble for another day

When you cry
I fall apart
but I don't know where to start

but now you're here
it couldn't wait
I was wrong
out of the gate

Never thought that I was gonna wake up
and throw it all away
But we can't save trouble for another day
Track Name: The Loss of Our Oceanographic Technician
Jacques Cousteau
wandered too far
last seen in a photo
taken by his best friend on the coast of Var

Jacques Cousteau
could hear sonar
by watching dolphins navigate
through the straits of Gibraltar

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we followed you into the ocean
greeting every creature with a new name
-----

Jacques Cousteau
never makes it hard
to understand all the things
(that scientists fold in their arms)
scientists say are not ours

Jacques Cousteau
meet Jean Michel-Jarre -
he'll write songs to play
in your deep sea saucer

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spending time with the rays and coral and sponge
spying ship wrecks with the help of your aqua-lung
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young Jacques costeau
sent us a postcard
posed in spacesuit swimwear
holding fish like stars

Jacques costeau
we want to know how you are
we still can't find you
and we've been searching hard

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constellations drawn from points pinned on a map
we couldn't track your coordinates
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Jacques Cousteau
wandered too far
last seen in a photo
taken by his best friend on the coast of Var