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Recorded on various multi-track devices in Iowa City, IA. Released fall of 2005.

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released October 10, 2005

All songs written & performed by King Toad.

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King Toad Iowa City, Iowa

Making a noise and multi-tracking it since 199something, mostly here in my room/s in Iowa City, IA.

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Track Name: Where Do You Go?
Where do you go when you're fast asleep?
And if you're miles away, why do I need to keep it down so?
How do you know if you're in too deep?
Is it in your stare or is it something I can't tell?
Between the princess & the lamb
Track Name: You Dog!
You are the dog that was never there
I know you made yourself from thin air
I've seen you juggle your eyes in your hand
Let's see you juggle your head in your hands
Let's go divide it into sections
I know you'll never be the same again

You will follow through
You will come unglued
You will follow through
Turn me round & fuck that shit, up goddamn it

You are the dog who was never there
I've seen you vanish in thin air
I know you've been like this forever
I see you'll stay like this forever
I know you've been like this forever
You've been like this forever
You'll be like this but

You will follow through
You will come unglued
Turn me round again
Track Name: God Help Me
God help me now

You been standing right there for 20 years now
And I, I've been standing right here for 15 minutes honey
And I, I will not be the one
I, I will not be the one, so who's gonna tell you, honey?

God help me now
Lord, please help me now

You gotta fly your ghost through my soul one more time
Your hands are burning white, sugar
Lay your bones on my bed one more night
And I'll sleep outside
I got your flowers in a mason jar in the window
They's all cut off at the throat
But they don't know they dead yet
Track Name: A Fine Day for Boating
I got something to say to you and you got less than 2 minutes to hear it
The water's pouring round & people all be staring down at you
You gotta see it through
Pouring down, like to drown you
It bottoms out, you gotta see it through
Rain sweeps in running end to end
We'll set sail, you gotta see it through

I have been standing here long enough to see a thing or two
A thing or two
People all be staring down at you
Long enough to know what you can do
It goes: driving hard, rising fast
It will clear your head & it will kill your past
You gotta see it through
Track Name: Where Can We Go?
Where can we go where people know it's alright today?
Ooh it's truly just fine this way
Yeah it's really OK, hey hey

And where can we be just you & me?
Taking it all tonight
Yeah taking our time alright
Cause there's no other way, hey hey

Ooh this feeling is wonderful
Just a little uncomfortable
But that's OK, hey hey

Ooh this feeling is quite alright
There's no night or day tonight
And there's no other way, hey hey
Track Name: Daisy (Pt. 26)
Daisy, you were the 1st one to crack open my head
And since then every stupid thing that I've said
Has had the gall to come true
But I can hardly blame you
I can't blame anyone

But Daisy, we've played a hundred million rounds of pretend
And every one became my life in the end
It will happen again
But I will not be your friend, no no no

Daisy, you'd like to keep me safe from everyone else
You had me go & write a note to myself
I'll read it back to you

It says I'll write my name on my hand so I don't forget it
Drown everybody I like to see if I regret it
Your ship is sinking & I'm locked in the cabin with you
Yeah it's true
Your ship is sinking & I'm locked in the cabin with you
Tell me your point of view
So I'll know what not to do
Track Name: Lunch Hour
You're walking around, your eyes in your pockets
The hole in your head, well you're quickly deflating
You're walking around, you are exhausted
Head on the ground, your eyes in your pockets

Buried underground, buried deep
You're walking around & waiting for sleep
Track Name: Green Hair
God is a monster with green hair and he brushes it all day long
How many fingers does God have?
He's got 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
How many fingers does God have?
There are 9, 10, 11 fingers on God
And how many teeth does God have?
He's got 1, 2, 3, 4
How many teeth does God have?
He's got 4 gold teeth in his big red mouth
What kind of blood does God have?
Sugary sweet, not good to eat
What kind of blood does God have?
He's got sugar sweet blood that never comes out
Cause God is a monster with green hair & he brushes it all day long
Well let's brush awhile
"I'm-a gonna brush-a my hair! All day long! That's all I like-a to do,
is brush-a my hair... all... day... long!"
God is a monster with green hair & he brushes it all day long
Track Name: A Poor Day for Boating
Well there is a range of 15 degrees
In which I can comfortably live & sleep & breathe
And only about 6 things that I like to do
And the town in which I live seems to get smaller every day
By which I mean it gets larger every day & there's less room for me
And the 6 things I like
The only thing even slightly nice I can think of to say to you is
Yes yes yes it's raining
The water is up to my toes & I'm waiting
To see if it gets a little bit higher today
Track Name: Green (King Toad)
Sitting in the road I am Mr. King Toad but that doesn't mean I am free
Squished on the pavement, who is gonna save me?
I wish you would tell me

Robin hits the window, where you think that I'll go?
My head hurts again
Lying in the grass, I will wait for it to pass
Nothing left to defend

Green, underwater
Endless water is all I see
Green, underwater
Towards the bottom of the sea

Crowded little man kneeling on the sand
Oh I'm so profound
Water on the brain I gots to let it drain
So turn me upside down

Sitting in a big house lying on the big couch
Maybe that's the way to be
But the ants are crawling all over it, now I feel insignificant
Quick somebody validate me

Bigger than you I am, buried by the grains of sand
Cannot get past the size
Windows to the soul, shows you what I know
Or shows the bugs in my eyes

Drown in the water
The life it leaves you peacefully
Drown in the water
Soothing water relaxes me
Track Name: 1/2 the Battle
You too the time to find us, now half the battle's
One foot forward & miles to go
Your feet in the sky & your head's in the snow
Well you're righted quite nicely but wouldn't ya know
You've left your shoes in the sky & your brain down below
You took the time to find us now half the battle's won

Will you marry me, dear?
OK, I think that I will
And they can bury us both on top of Mulberry Hill
Bury you perhaps, I'm not even planning to age
Well you can't run forever on guilt, coffee & rage
Why not?
You took the time to find us now half the battle's won
Track Name: Hold Tight
All the time spent in the world
Hollowed out your reasons & your pockets
All the time spent in the world
Draw your hands held tight into the night

We will find ourselves again
Follow the trail of blood in the snow

All the time spent in the world
Hollowed out your reason & your logic
All the time spent in the world
Draw your hands held tight into the light

We will find ourselves again
Follow the trail of blood in the water
Track Name: Down with the Ship
I wanna live on the ocean floor, I'm going down with the ship
I don't wanna go to work anymore, I'm going down with the ship
I have seen the human beings, their cities & their cars
But I've never really seen the sea life before, I'm going down with the ship

I wanna live on the ocean floor, I'm going down with the ship
24 years now & I'm still bored, I'm going down with the ship
I suppose that you'll miss me & I'll miss you when I'm gone
But I miss the water just a little bit more, I'm going down with the ship

I wanna live on the ocean floor, I'm going down with the ship
And I don't know what this life is for, but I'm going down with the ship
Sinking like a stone that landed far as I could throw it
1,000 miles from any shore, I'm going down with the ship
Track Name: Old Poop Eye
Who is here today & who remains to be seen?
Look outside these eyes & find your own space in this dream

One false step & down we go
Keep your eyes on your feet buried deep in the snow

What are you going to eat today & who do you hope to see?
Now sit down beside these old eyes & watch yourself up there on the screen
Track Name: You're the One
Look out for the one standing in your shadow
Wearing all your clothes, full of bad intentions
Look out for the one standing in the mud
Look out for the one underneath the grass
Staring through your footsteps
Looking at the soles of your feet
Look out for the one
Track Name: Betty
Betty you must find the love of your life
You can rewrite the script til it turns out alright
Cause there's got to be some way in this world
You can get what you want but I want to be sure

So do you take your chance
Another sideways glance
And does she join the dance
Or just leave you alone?

Do you have the will to survive?
Do you wake in the morning, do you open your eyes?
And none of us here have been sleeping at night
We've been out fighting monsters & losing our sight

So do you push on through
Deciding what is true?
Or do you just make do
With whatever's around?

Betty you must find the love of your life
We've been out being monsters & losing our sight
But there's got to be some way in the world
That you get the glory & you get the girl
Track Name: Heaven
Tell the story of a man doomed from the start
And I believe you
Well then again maybe not

Everyone goes to heaven
I believe we all go to heaven
I can see we all go to heaven
Track Name: Zombie Attack
Come on, fucker
Get the fuck up
Climb through that fucking dirt
And get the fuck up

I've been missing you for a long, long time
I've been waiting here for a long, long time
For a zombie attack
Track Name: Too Late
Meet me on the bridge
Your timing's of no consequence
I'll wait for you until you are the one
Cause I been here for years
You exercise no patience here
Sleep outside but still not cold & grey
You find it strange
Fine tune the consequences
You tried to swallow every pill that's in your way
So look for me outside
The sky has opened up so wide
I've broken every door that's in your way
And far too late
Track Name: What Now?
In the light you could see
All the cracks & creases
Leaking out through caked up scowls

So what are you going to try now?

Standing in the dark to huff into the phone
And don't tell me that I'm wasting my time

So what are you going to try now?

Hiding behind your greasy bangs
Only makes your skin corrode
We'll look much better
In fifty years or so

Gagging on a menthol cough drop in the heat
Well tomorrow I can sleep til I die
Maybe I'll run off & leave this rat hole behind
But I guess that I would miss it in time

What are you going to try?

What are you going to try now?
What are you going to try?
Your pulse racing, your heart bleeding
We're too cold to know that we're grieving
You don't feel this
You don't think this
You don't know that it even exists
Well what are you going to try now?
What are you going to try?