The Hills Are Alive

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    Meal Ticket To Purgatory (LP)
    Superpowerfragilis: Or How I Learned To Stop Caring And Love The Drug (LP)
    Vancouver And All The Reasons Why (EP)
    Songs (EP)
    Heaven On A Branch (LP)

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"Much of this song sounds like a lost Beatles hit, unearthed from an archaeological treasure trough in John Lennon’s back garden…with some Zappa and Residents thrown in for good measure."

- Ian Hough, Indiecater Records

lyrics

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Had a lovely evening go to bed I say
Must be up for work by 6 am tomorrow
I mean today
It is tomorrow by the way
Darling, go to sleep
Please, no what the bleep are you doing
Oh stop it not there
This isn’t a good idea
Why don’t you care

My little girl in the hill of the squirrel is a-keepin’ me up in my bed
She’s makin’ me say all this stupid shit I never said
Tired as hell in the morning at work now my mind can do nothing but stay
When push comes to shove ah I guess I’m in you know what what was I trying to say?

How bout taking some perkies for your ill condition
You wanted to play doctor, her’s your doctor’s permission
Count some petty sheep
Sleep is getting deep you’re getting sleepy, getting sleepy
No you’re not

My little muse in the hoard of the jews is a-keepin’ me up until dawn
I’d share you a thought but the one that I’ve got is a-hum oh no, where has it gone
Tired as hell in the morning at work every day
When push comes to shove aw I Guess I’m in you know what, what was I trying to say?

You won’t be satisfied until my brain is fried
There’s no sense in talking, I’ve tried and tried

My little girl in the hill of the squirrel is a-breakin’ my will like a twig
So is this a test of how minimal rest can make rational folkies go wig?
Tired as hell in the morning at work every day
When push comes to shove aw I guess I’m in you know what, what was I trying to say?

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from Meal Ticket To Purgatory, released June 18, 2007

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The Van Allen Belt is impossible to categorize, luscious to listen to. This isn't your typical trippy, psychedelic music ― this is unique.

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