Children Levitate

by Hands and Knees

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1.
children levitate, sip on lemonade, ride the night train, spider dance again, weird child, you got a junky eye, run wild, borrow it from the sky. children levitate, what's that thing you made? got fur and pennies come on dance with me awhile, you got the hungry eye, carry the bunny to be free. children levitate, hop the night train, catch the city, wailing wide awake child, you got no shangra la run wild, carry the sunny star and go free. children levitate, sip on lemonade, who owns the sky? come and dance with I awhile, you got a hungry heart, go wild, there is a chaos in your heart, be free.
2.
Stop Time 03:16
goddamn, what went wrong, I half thought you were the one, after all my crying's done, I half thought you'd bury the sun, no doubt about it, you broke my idiot heart. I walked into the burning sun, the shadow of fire gone, hush now, we're on clouds, I half thought they'd help us out, no doubt about it, you broke my idiot heart. I'm your waste of time, stop time, stop time. goddamn, what went wrong, I shot through the hellfire sun, not a soul in love, gaze in, the shimmer gone, no doubt about it, you broke my idiot heart. I'm your waste of time, stop time, stop time.
3.
Shore 02:48
up on the north shore, down on the south shore, we wanna go where the cool wind blows, down on my luck now, I find you somehow, get me out of the city, we wanna go, we wanna go, we wanna go, we wanna go, taking the train to singing beach, riding the bikes down to the cape. down on the south shore, up on the north shore, the ocean seemed so shallow, told me your bad dreams, the sea gives us good ones, open your book too, I wanna know I wanna know I wanna know I wanna know, can you live with contradiction, what's with all these kids never in love, never in love... up on the north shore, hey man, this is the south shore, oh whatever at least we're free and gone free and gone free and gone free and gone, she will never say what you want to hear if you need my I with be right underwater, i'll be right under there, be right under there...
4.
with another earthly tick, an iceberg dips into the sea, and all us in this room are filled with electricity, having fun with your new head must make you a pioneer of west it's in the light it's in your mind it's in the gentle and the kind and those busy building bricks so we can stand up high to see they're not just a bunch of pricks acting sentimentally having fun with your new head must make you a pioneer of the west it's in the light it's in the mind it's in the gentle and the kind
5.
Bike Path 02:58
girls on the bike path girls on the bike path girls on the bike path where are these gilrs going? they got the PHDs they shoot the pop guns all wear them light-up sneaks they wanna write some poetry boys on the bike path boy on the bike path boys on the bike path where are these boys going? drop out from MIT got new obsession feel nouveau le spirit they wanna get some poetry girls on the bike path boys on the bike path girls on the bike path where's everybody going? they got the PHDs they shoot the pop guns all wear them light-up sneaks they wanna write some poetry girls on the bike path...
6.
oh la la la I'm burning black heartbreak and doom has gone me oh oh I'm burning black oh I'm burning black write out a bubblegum song put spooky skull on it slow chords for a rocket it turns to gold la la la la. oh la la la I crashed my skull-car up in flames and it's burning black oh it's burning black oh it's burning black a human sacrificial we did the loop dee loop write modern sing recording it turns to gold
7.
heart of sequoia heart of Jurassic caught in the moment open arms to the riot Kilimanjaro carries wise wilderness roaming alone as far as you can take me heart of sequoia drive my car right through ya heart of sequoia looking for a place to be heart of sequoia all I could do for a day or two was play dead play dead heart of sequoia for a thousand years playing with shadows a drop in the ocean Kilimanjaro carries fire from the cave water from the furthest corner of outer space heart of sequoia drive my car right through ya heart of sequoia looking for the silent sea to woo me heart of sequoia all I could do for a day or two was play dead play dead
8.
Gravity 04:05
oh i'm not the only one who kicks himself when he's down and doesn't know which way to go home I had this vision of you going do-wa-ditty-wa-do I didn't like it I changed my name and I lit the fuse I started feeling gravity I hated it right away think I better find myself a place up in outer space oh you picked me up by my shoes and dipped me in a volcano stuck me in a rocket and lit the fuse I packed some new undies I packed my new Ringo shampoo these are things I got to impress you everything's gone black to me you're glowing in the dark sucks that friggin' outer space is so damn far oh you ripped off the heart I've been wearing on my sleeve i'm always getting tossed around by Jeff Breeze everyone is standing still it's okay, it ain't a dance song maybe every word we've sung is wrong started feeling gravity hated it right away think I better find a place up in outerspace
9.
ooo don't you want to come back ooo don't you want to come to me I don't wanna be so still let's go too fast like we're cats that kill ooo don't you know what you do ooo don't you know what you can do we don't punch, we only push we don't punch, we only push we don't punch, we only push ooo don't you wanna come back ooo don't you wanna come to me I don't wanna be so still
10.
sitting on top of a horse as the wind blows looking in peoples windows see the twinkling faces that's the way it is out on a city street walk on water river stones are rolling over that's the one that got away it is it's the heart of the insanity there ain't no way to break it sitting on top of horse drinking cocoa looking in peoples windows see the shimmering tears go down the face out in a haunted wood dream of flying writing fucked up dreams out long hand why do the wood nymphs tell you that's the way it is it's the heart of the insanity there ain't no way to break it oh no
11.
your hand drawn pixilation I hear it's how you learned to see I make a space station from objects I find in the street and send it back to you traveling off the landscape captured by the wrong feeling still life is more my thing you can really let your teeth sink in I give it back to you I give it back to you all the art made wrong (ain't nothing like the real thing) a cut out pop up song (ain't nothing like the real thing) you won't find what you're looking for you won't find what you're looking for I got a pretty basic makeshift facelift some call it superego I said, let go of my ego give it back to me they say there's a secret apartment out at the edge of earth I'd like to check it out you go in, and you never get out you won't come back to me you won't come back to me all the art made wrong (ain't nothing like the wrong thing) a cut out pop up song (ain't nothing like the wrong thing) you won't find what you're looking for you won't find what you're looking for call out the knuckleheads sleep with me under the bed they're right to call us the strange ones we chew up television send it back to you send it back to you all the art made wrong (ain't nothing like the real thing) a cut out pop up song (ain't nothing like the real thing) you won't find what you're looking for you won't find what you're looking for
12.
Mr. Mojo 02:59
keep bringing the bad mojo all the strange ones they gotta go they don't wanna be around you they don't wanna be around i'm a speed of light skeleton got it down to 33 rpm the skeleton is smiling in my direction says i'm looking handsome can he take me out? well that's some bad bad mojo (it's ok) I got some bad bad bad mojo (it's alright) a lighthearted tragic ending the beat is happening with heart ripped out the twilight zone is happening have a look around tell me can you lose what it is you found well that's some bad bad mojo you got some bad bad bad mojo...
13.
the world ain't over open the window talk it over let all the birds go you look too nice for the apocalypse can't take my eyes off of the curve of your lips your touch is gold bury the shadow out in the garden light up a fire bring all the cats in you look too good for the end of the world don't want you feeling left out in the bite of the cold your touch is all I've ever known
14.
Just Fussin' 04:47
you can take your hard times when the dust won't clear when your mind and body become disconnected look out look out i'm falling from the sky maybe it's just me fussin maybe everything is alright i'm so mad I can't see straight guess that crying wolf boy baby was probably right reach out reach out catch me if you can maybe it's just me fussin maybe I just ain't gunna ever land what can it mean when you start to think you can solve your problems with wishes and gunfire look out look don't know what you found maybe it's just me fussin maybe it's a mental shakedown breakdown baby i'm so mad I can't talk good if you got all the answers tell me why are you still in bed reach out reach out people ain't no good maybe it's just me fussin maybe there's a clear path through the woods invisible to me invisible to me invisible to me invisible to me i'm so mad I can't think right I stopped counting my days just to pass the time reach out reach out might just float away maybe it's just me fussin maybe there's a dip in gravity
15.
What 02:12
what can I do? what can I say? if we go for walk to the find the definition then we talk do you say what you mean? well that's the question what do you know? how could it be? if you want such a terrible thing I can't explain the difference it haunts night and day I keep asking the question what can I do? what can I say?
16.
electric shine run away with me I belong in the arms of the sea somewhere out there not too far, but alone electric shine oh me oh my I could sleep til the end of time wake me up when the sun ain't lit up in the sky put your arms around me on a see-through wave let me feel you passing through the grave electric shine calls out to me but i'm stuck at the edge of the sea caught by a diamond oblivion electric shine in the way you walk electric shine gives me fatal shock if I hear you voice in the wind i'll be dead I hear your voice in the wind on live electricity let me feel you make believe in the wind
17.
Lay Down 04:24
if the hills are too high to go over or around let's just sleep here tonight just one sound I need to know your breath is still moving in and out all I have are my empty hands and i'm giving them to you oh, I wanna lay down baby wanna lay down I wanna lay down baby wanna lay down come here inside the darkness that you don't know what it's going to be I could only get to where you are and I could tell you how I want it to be oh, I wanna lay down baby wanna lay down I wanna lay down baby wanna lay down
18.
Glitterboy 04:09
glitterboy saw her swallowed up by the clawfoot tub he pulled the curtain she wore no dress no eye shadow the darkness made her glow it smelled like lemon soap she said, what's wrong with you they started going out saw sonny and the sunsets he danced around a dance she called the bazooka they wrote to each other and rode north to the sea life was too sweet it can't last forever fast forward five years he goes to check out tim presley starts talking to a girl her yelling whispers feel like magic he says he's had too much Japanese whisky she buys him nice shit it gets complicated some truth some fiction in his head no consolation that he didn't lie to himself the truth can feel like hell he thinks of the big picture going on forever it can't last forever
19.
I'm in a funny state of mind i'm in a funny state of mind I think of dying all the time i'm in a funny state of mind well I can't stop laughing what do I do I got the skeleton blues oh no oh no I caught a glimpse of the wicked world if you can't stop laughing you might have the blues, skeleton blues it's a strange kind of thinking man it's a strange kind of thinking man he goes dancing with the skeleton it's a strange kind of thinking man well I can't stop dancing what do I do I dance the skeleton blues oh no oh no I fell in love with the wicked world if you can't stop dancing you might have the blues skeleton blues well it's an odd kinda world to me yeah it's an odd kind world to me designed by child on LSD it's an odd kind of world to me tripping balls walking down the street skeleton following me oh no oh no I fell in love with the beautiful world if you can't stop tripping you might have the blues skeleton blues
20.
Nude Woodcut 03:25
I half thought the sad step would thundering it's crossed out heart I know how it goes freaked out voices over cinema it all came undone the connection hello i'm climbing on soundscapes postcards this action cannot be undone the connection found but then it's gone. run away to pink green gold cities a light with an X through it twinkles burn it up radio she came to be alone the connection hello again a half thought again she always liked best the nude woodcuts the connection found but then it's lost.
21.
look at me I ain't what you need hold my eye over you got the right idea the wrong the feeling ain't there a woman so alone so please baby please don't you look at me like you're sorry baby please oh please don't you love me cause I can't help you in your last goodbye there'll be no goodnight that was your hand I was reaching for now you let it go I ain't got what you need just a long last goodbye so please baby please don't you look at me like you're sorry baby please oh please don't you love me cause I can't help you
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credits

released October 19, 2018

All songs by Joe O’Brien except “Cats That Kill” by Carina Grenham, “Lay Down” by Carina and Joe, “Pioneers of the West” by Help Yourself. Hands and Knees are Joe O’Brien, Carina Grenham, Scott Hoffman and Nick Branigan. Featuring Chris Kelley on synth on “Cats That Kill”, and Cruz Castillo on bongos on “Bike Path”. Recorded by Joe O’Brien in West Roxbury, MA; summer 2018. Mastered by New Alliance East. Artwork by Cruz Castillo. © 2018, Slop Pop Publishing.

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