Ennui Go

by Can't Kids

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Cecil Decker this record expertly encapsulates the frustrations and joys of post-grad ennui. perfect for the drive time commute. Favorite track: You Don't Plan.
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released May 6, 2014

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Track Name: O Mama
o mama take it easy on me take it easy on me, take it easy on me, o mama i got ppl to please take it easy on me. o the ocean is full of water o the ocean is full of salt that's not my fault o mama take it easy on me be kind to me
o the river is full of bodies o the Hudson looks bleak tonight, o mama take it easy on me i know i ain't livin right, o ma we're makin history we broke a solemn vow, o mama take it easy on me you don't need me now
YOU GOT KNIVES IN THE KITCHEN DRAWER
AND THERE'S CHAINS AT THE HARDWARE STORE
YOU GOT KNIVES IN THE KITCHEN DRAWER
AND THERE'S CHANGE ON THE HARDWOOD FLOOR
(i'll know it when i feel them clasp that ball and chain so tight around my heel that things will never ever be the same)

o mama i got minds to read take it easy on me
don't you be such a baby
don't you act such a child
Track Name: The Calm
o the calm i have known since you have left me alone and the stuttering i no longer do, o the dreams we forget while the water gets wet and the oldsters just sit and do nothing. there were words in ma head better left unsaid but you pulled em w/ the rug from beneath me, so while ma mouth frames a sentence, ma body pays a penance and i realise this remembrance won't cut it.
hominy licks did the wise old owl take, hominy chairs must i be forced to break, hominy wonders can one cavern hold, how much A-1 must i poor til my stake is bold?
i'll keep ma feat in ma shoes, all keep ma brushes stocked w/ blooze, cos the reads just confuse thefa cow ta me, all keep the water in ma mind and i will leave all bad things behind and learn to be fine unforgiven, i will learn to be fine unforgiven, i will learn to be fine
Track Name: More Soda
THEY SAY THE PAST IS NEVER FAR
BUT WHAT DO THEY KNOW?
I'M SLIMY! BOOM! I'M SLIMY!
THEY SAY THE FUTURE HOLDS THE CARDS,
SO WHO DO I CHOKE?
I'M SLIMY! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! SO SLIMY!

gonna break some dishes gonna break em real hard
got a dish or two buried in my backyard
eatin ain't cheatin 'less yr chewin on a ST BERNARD
i'm slimy, ow, so slimy

WHAT DID YOU SEND THE GOV'T TO SMELL ME FOR?
WHY'D THEY COME KNOCKIN ON MY FRONT DOOR
SQUEALIN "NO ONE WANTS TO HOLD THEIR NOSES ANYMORE"
WHAT DO YOU YANK ME FOR?

everybody get busy
Track Name: You Don't Plan
i know we'll be on tap again o it's just a matter of win you don't sleep inside yr bed that often like the sheets that dress yr coughin up more than you've wanted to and now yr askin me to front you but it's to be an ice cold tile til i get paid again
all the fruits we grasped to feast on rotting on the lawn as i'm STANDING THERE PRETENDING THAT the camera's always on here the cars pass laughs at jokes no one will ever tell me that i'm dreamin when i'm screamin that you just don't understand so well
now that i'm goin hungry i can finally taste the air i'll breathe so much fresh quietness leave so much undeclared cos i don't want no kind of banquet where all they serve's immoral bread, at least that's what the Dorrell said,

"if you were gonna do it, you woulda just gone and done it, you don't plan"

i'm gonna hunt you down, i'm gonna find out where you are. i'm gonna put a parental foot right thru that red guitar, yr drivin yrself crazy and it's us what bought the car what have i done? good god! let me achieve a pun!

i thought you'd be impressed by how long i could hold my breath but i messed up and just kept holdin out til there was nothing left
Track Name: Alison Wonder
ennui go down the homophonic rabbit hole,
COME ON! down the homophonic rabbit whole!

why is every body so nice to me?
why are you fuckers so nice to me?
can't you see i ain't got no money,
i just threw it on the table cos i'm here to party!

if i could just believe that my blood was really blue,
i could find another lover i could hold on to
and if i could just accept that my blood is truly red
i could find a pat of butter and to it be wed

you look like Marlon Brando,
you dress like Charley Pride,
you watch a lot of Rambo
come on, be my spirit guide!

so late 4 lunch
so late 4 lunch
why can't i be on time for once
so late 4 lunch
so late 4 lunch
when i get there i SHAW eat a bunch!!!!!!!
Track Name: The Twist
you gotta strike while the iron is hot
cos when the iron is not
yr gonna get what you got
you gotta bite when you got enough teeth
while the wait of yr grief
is what yr drownin beneath
you gotta EAT what was put on yr plate
and thank the Good Lord
you got to eat what you ate
you could swing an ax into the side of yr house,
but why bother?

you can think yr way outta this,
you can think yr way outta this,
if you can snap yr kid sister's neck w/ a twist,
you can think yr way outta this

you think yr rubbin elbows with yr mom's macaroni
NOPE
yr just goin down to Texas on yr grandfather's pony
FACE IT
Nicholas Cage and yr dad are the same age,
but who's countin?
Track Name: Waterfall
a waterfall is nothin that all can count on. there, shooting marbles in the alley while the cat's stuck there singin the same old song. now, i don't wanna sing, but i can't help listening, and i don't wanna think about anything or anyone i know.
i've got more than this to count on, i've got places that i can go. i've got people that i can know.
that house misses you, but this house never saw you.
that house misses you but this house never laid eyes upon you, upon you
Track Name: Bornin'
you were right and i was right but you were mostly right and if i make it home tonight i'll see the lovely light of morning
for every lie that made us try and every hopeful sigh, well every second someone dies and every second someone's born into a world where nothin makes no sense no more but i could not care any less anymore

you were bright and i was bright but you were so much brighter and if we'd kept our hands in sight our loads could have been lighter
for every word you never heard as i sat on the curb where every second was alive and every second was a liar
but now the world don't make a lick of sense no more but i could not care any less or any more

so you can do whatever you want
and i will too, don't suppose i won't
and don't suppose it's any different

you can feel anything you think
and if i can't deal then i'll just go have a drink
and try my best to forget everything

you will do everything i won't
i always knew and now i know i don't
stand a chance of doing any more than
just staying afloat
Track Name: Oh Adam
oh adam take it easy on you, take it easy on you? oh adam you got much to prove, you got your own heels to bruise. while this skeleton is full of closets and this cellar is full of wine it's not my time, oh adam, hear the water in your mind and leave the bad things behind.

oh my son with all these things that you done i guess you think that you've won, but oh my boy, you can't be havin much fun walkin around with yr hand always to yr gun, and now you gotta sleep with one eye open on a busted up chest where you keep all your rope and how can you be helpin your hope in, to do all that gropin? just put your robe on.

o child with your feet on the ground and your head full of sound, the mighty Gabriel can't put this one down, i know yr lion around. and old Ezekiel said yr playin the clown, oh i can't take you in that town, then the Sailors sang "throw those threads to the air and learn to not care, you will breathe such easier up there"

o bright sun i wanna be the loaded one that knows the best way to look at you, o Evan there's a hell below you and a heaven above you, o tree, there's naught you would be were it not for yoru roots, oh, Mama, I love you too, now just please don't shoot.

come on Oedipus, out with those eyes
come on Oedipus, out with those eyes
come on Oedipus, out with those eyes
come on Oedipus, out with those eyes
come on Oedipus, out with those eyes
come on Oedipus, out with those eyes
come on! and oedipus out with us tonight!
tonight!
tonight!
tonight!
tonight!

o adam take it easy on you take it easy on you
o adam take it easy on ewe, she'll let you do what you do
o adam take it easy on steve, give him time to grieve,
o adam, take it easy on eve, she'll let you know when it's time to leave.