The Galaxy Party

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released January 1, 2009

Jeff Aldrich - vocals, guitars
Kristen Aldrich - vocals, percussion
Eric B - drums
Andrew Ranaudo - synths, vocals
Dan Levine - bass

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Track Name: Bury It
Let's bury the treasure, and then busy the map
And then bury the shovel that we used to bury that
Let's bury it, let's bury it

Everything we found and everything we ever did
Let's put it underground as though we never lived
Let's bury it, let's bury it

Can we start over please?
We can rediscover fire
We can explore foreign lands again, yeah

Cover it with soil and flowers can grow
Everything we did, no one has to know
Let's bury it, let's bury it

Can we start over please?
We can rediscover fire
We can explore foreign lands again, yeah

I woke quickly from a dream
O clarity, lucidity
Thoughts like mirrors on a wall
Wearing high heels, they looked so tall
Before it ended, it all came crashing down again
The rubble covered me
Blankets returning to my bed

Can we start over please?
We can rediscover fire
We can explore foreign lands again, yeah

Everything we did and every mistake
It brought us to the world we live in today
So let's bury it, let's bury it
Track Name: Help My Daughter
Look here at my youngest one
A little fat and a little dumb
She hates school and she hates her mom
And I know she ticks like a time bomb

I know what she wants to hear
That life gets better every year
But let me say this
And I'll be clear
Cuz this is gonna break your heart, darling

Nothing works out for us
And this life is such a tease

Hey!

I know that she's only 12
And she thinks that her life is hell
Let me say this, and listen well
It starts low and it all goes downhill

She'll say that it isn't fair
We want a life that's unique and rare
But no one loves you
And no one cares
And no one ever will, baby

Nothing works out for us
And this life is such a tease

Help my daughter
She's in love
You're the only one she trusts
She reads beauty magazines
She thinks she's an ugly one
God she's growing up so fast
She'll be dead before you know

La la la-la la la laaa
La la la-la la la laaa
La la la-la la la laaa
La la la-la la la la la

I know what she wants to hear
That life gets better every year
But let me say this
And I'll be clear
Cuz this is gonna break your heart, darling

Nothing works out for us
And this life is such a tease

Help my daughter
She's in love
You're the only one she trusts
She reads beauty magazines
She thinks she's an ugly one
God she's growing up so fast
She'll be dead before you know
Track Name: Galaxy Party
I know there's a place
Where crazy people from the whole entire galaxy
Congregate and have a party
Awesome people from the whole entire universe
Have fun, make love under the sun,
And say nice things about everyone

Big Stan was a man
Who went crazy on the island of Oregano
He wrote a poem about this place
That's how I know that it cannot really truly be
But I wish, I wish it really was
Cuz out here things have been getting rough

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Find a way
I've got to find a way
Find my way back home
Find a way
My God I gotta find a way
Find my way, my way back home
My way back home

I know there's a place
Where crazy people from the whole entire galaxy
Congregate and have a party
Awesome people from the whole entire universe
And I wish, I wish it really was
Cuz out here things have been getting rough
And I thought my love was good enough

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
Track Name: Bottom of the Sea
Now gather around by me
And don't you be scared
I know what you're thinking
I know you're prepared
I know it's still on your mind
Still on your mind
Still on your mind

Listen up Tom
Listen up Adelaide
Let's not play pretend
Let's drop the charade
And come on
Let's go for a drive
Go for a drive

I think you can read my mind
But I don't really care
That's A-OK with me
Ohhhhh
They will never think to look for you there
At the bottom of the sea
Ohhhhh

Well now that you're older
I'll tell you the truth
When your father turned 50
He jumped off the roof
And left millions of dollars behind
Millions behind
Millions behind

And I'm not a loud talker
So gather up near
See I won't get a dollar
As long as you're here
So come on
Let's go for a drive
Go for a drive

I think you can read my mind
But I don't really care
That's A-OK with me
Ohhhhh
They will never think to look for you there
At the bottom of the sea
Ohhhhh

Ooooh, ooooh, ahhhhhhhh, mmmmmm
Ahhhhhh, ohhh ooh ooh oh, oh oh, ooooohh

And I think you can read my mind
But I don't really care
That's A-OK with me
Ohhhhh
They will never think to look for you there
At the bottom of the sea
Ohhhhh
Track Name: Things Are Better Now
I'll take the check please
Cuz this food's been cold for days
It's showing signs of decay
It's unappealing

Oh the heart's a bag
That can fit so many things
Yeah but when it's full
It breaks easy
So who needs it

Because things are better now that you're away
I can drown in shallow pools of bad mistakes
So let's lay down the carcass
And let the vultures have their way

I'm sorry for the bomb
Yeah but something had to give
And I can't live there any longer

I am too young to enlist
In the armies of the plain
And if I don't die
I might get stronger
And live longer

Because things are better now that you're away
I can drown in shallow pools of bad mistakes
So let's lay down the carcass
And let the vultures have their way

It was a waste of time
We looked better when
Our arms weren't bound and tied

[Guitar solo!!!!!!!]

Yeah the heart's a bag
That can fit so many things
Yeah but when it's full
It breaks easy
So who needs it

Because things are better now that you're away
I can drown in shallow pools of bad mistakes
So let's lay down the carcass
And let the vultures have their way
Track Name: Your TV
Something's always on my mind
It's something I can never find
I am waiting for the day to come
When everything is overrun
By older men in nice suits

And everything's a million miles
Nobody ever smiles
They are waiting for the day to arrive
When they will finally feel alive
In all the nice things they bought

Oh
Whoa whoa

Well open your eyes
And don't look so surprised
It's only me, your TV
I apologize
You thought you knew
But you didn't have a clue
Look over here, look over there
We know what's good for you

Everybody get in line
Wait your turn and you'll be fine
We just gotta learn to agree
That nothing in life is free

Oh
Whoa whoa

Well how can you say
You'll always get your way
Don't you know you're on your own
You can't go home and you can't stay
So fall to the floor
You left it at the door
Your disguise, your only prize
Who are you anymore?

You're trying hard to find the truth
But your mother left you with nothing else to do

Oh, whoa whoa

Well open your eyes
And don't look so surprise
It's only me, your TV
I apologize
You thought you knew
But you didn't have a clue
Look over here, look over there
We know what's good for you

Well there are exceptions to the rules
But your mother left you with nothing else to do

And something's always on my mind
It's something I can never find
I am waiting for the day to come
When everything is overrun
By older men in nice suits
Track Name: I Just Want to Sleep Tonight
Sitting alone in my bed
How many good thoughts will run through my head?
And watching the clock move its hands
Wondering if you'd even understand

That I just want to sleep tonight
But I feel like I'd be wasting time

Things move unbearably fast
I blink my eyes and ten seconds pass
Alone in here on the floor
My god I it seems like I've been here before

Well I just want to sleep tonight
But I feel like I'd be wasting time

Sitting alone in my dream
I start to wonder, what does it mean?
Sitting alone in my dream
I start to wonder, what does it mean?
Sitting alone in my dream
I start to wonder, what does it mean?

Sitting alone in my bed
How many good thoughts will run through my head?
And watching the clock move its hands
Wondering if you'd even understand

That I just want to sleep tonight
But I feel like I'd be wasting time
Oh I just want to sleep tonight
But I feel like I'd be wasting time
Track Name: Big Ideas
Big dreams, big dreams, how they came
Kicked down the door and rushed the stage, rushed the stage
And big ideas, big ideas, how they grew
How we smiled when we thought of what we knew

I asked them to stop by and say hello
But they had moved
With no change of address form

Big dreams, big dreams, please come home
It's been so long waiting by the telephone
Big ideas, big ideas, where are you?
Sense of wonder we once clung to

I asked them to stop by and say hello
But they had moved
With no change of address form
I asked them to stop by and say hello
But they had moved
With no change of address form

And when went, it's like they left the TV on
Fading images to mask the empty song
And when went, it's like they left the TV on
Fading images to mask the empty song

Big dreams, big dreams, how they came
Kicked down the door and rushed the stage, rushed the stage
Big ideas, big ideas, where are you?
Sense of wonder we once clung to
Track Name: Rainfall
You walked in
And I lost my train of thought again
The room got dull
But god you're beautiful
And we'd talked before
But suddenly the light was pure
And everything was like a silent movie score

So let's sit down and watch as rainfall fills the lake
It's early in the day
When the rain falls down it reminds us how the Earth was made
The way it is today
So hand in hand let's scale down fire escapes

You're beautiful
It's more than I can calculate
When you're in reach it's like I lose the power of speech
And I can't recall the last time I was so enthralled
It's a rare event
And that's a genuine compliment

So let's sit down and watch as rainfall fills the lake
It's early in the day
When the rain falls down it reminds us how the Earth was made
The way it is today
So hand in hand let's scale down fire escapes

I'm riding in the back of a sentimental car
Driving on past fields unseen
Rise against the arrows of communication
I'm on fire with red light and rough cement

You walked in
And I lost my train of thought again
You're like a precious stone
You're a thing I'd like to hold
Oh but what's the rush
I'm glad we haven't talked that much
The nicest part is still ahead of us

So let's sit down and watch as rainfall fills the lake
It's early in the day
When the rain falls down it reminds us how the Earth was made
The way it is today
So hand in hand let's scale down fire escapes
Track Name: Never All Alone
Bright thing that you are
An empty beach's light
Thick blue shapes obscured
In the waters of the night
You have nothing to fear
When I am in your sight

You're never all alone
You're never all alone
You're never all alone
I'm always at your side

You're never all alone
You're never all alone
You're never all alone
I'm always at your side

Mountains of the green
Roaming pastures and fields
Marking territories
Where broken fences yield
Lying on our sides
Facing empty caves
Folding paper cranes
And wishing them away

I'm never all alone
I'm never all alone
I'm never all alone
You're always at my side

I'm never all alone
I'm never all alone
I'm never all alone
You're always at my side
Track Name: Koi
Little toothless mouths stick out
Like writhing arrhythmatic hearts
As they anticipate
What I can't provide today

Yellow yolk
White porcelain
Orange Arizona desert sun
Marching in army lines
Then dispersing on a whim

And my eye trains on the little one
Don't let them bring you down
You are just as good as anyone
Don't let them tear you down

Your mind and heart seem small to us
But your strength is undeniable
You could climb a mountain top
If you had but legs to walk on

And my eye trains on the little one
Don't let them bring you down
You are just as good as anyone
Don't let them tear you down

Brave little one
Put your heart into it, son
Small though you are
You can travel very far

Little toothless mouths stick out
Like writhing arrhythmatic hearts
As they anticipate
What I can't provide today

And my eye trains on the little one
Don't let them bring you down
You are just as good as anyone
Don't let them tear you down

Brave little one
Put your heart into it, son
Small though you are
You can travel very far
Track Name: Darlin'
Why do I love you so?
You're no good for me
You're no good for anything
Oh why do I love you so?
You're bad for me
You're bad for everything

Tell me darlin'

Why?
Where were you?
When I fell, I fell hard
Why?
Where were you?
When I need you in my arms

Why do we run around?
What's the hurry?
We're only seventeen
Oh why do we talk so much?
There's a lifetime ahead of us yet
For boring conversation

Why?
Where were you?
When I fell, I fell hard
Why?
Where were you?
Needed you in my arms
In my arms

Why do I love you so?
You're no good for me
You're no good for anything
Oh why do you love me so?
I'm bad for you
I'm bad for everything

Tell me darlin'

Why?
Where were you?
When I fell, I fell hard
Why?
Where were you?
I needed you in my arms
In my arms
In my arms
In my arms