Book About the End

by Goodnight Gorillas

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Released October 28th 2012
Joe Graves: Vocals/Guitars
Shun Matsuhashi: Bass
Connor Peck: Drums

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released October 28, 2012

All Songs Written and Performed by Goodnight Gorillas ©2012
Recorded by Connor Peck
Mixed by Connor Peck
Mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording
Cover Art by Joe Graves

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Track Name: The Aisles
orioles hang among the telephone wires
i'd be a liar if it wasn't so cruel
spending your time arranging nickels and dimes
i know it's hard but you must play by the rules
watching the trails derail the picket fence markets
i know these targets aren't of very much value

you only needed a confidant
have you forgotten what it means to be sane?
is this a new friend, a best friend, or not?
i will meet you by the parking garage

lemonade stands run by the filth on their hands
do you remember how things used to be fun?
popcorn machines run by the risk of disease
do you remember the salt on your teeth?
pissing in cans because you'll do what you can
the smell begins to burn out your eyelids

you only needed a confidant
have you forgotten what it means to be sane?
is this a new friend, a best friend, or not?
i will meet you by the parking garage

roll the carpet
cover up the fingerprints
jump in circles
registrate your confidence
burn the folders
contemplate your ignorance
breed an angel
no misery or suffering
open angles
opening the dissonance
fear the aisles
down the line with nitrogen
rediscover how to intake oxygen
redeliver your newborn self in retrospect
Track Name: Twisted Ladders
we'll climb twisted ladders
to reach golden standards
money plays no factor
we can make them faster

even if the wheels, they make us turn around
the silencing of seals, they make us happy now
and i don't even care about the turning out of this

served on silver platters
ready for disaster
my hands torn and tattered
my thoughts will meander

even if the wheels, they make us turn around
the silencing of seals, they make us happy now
and i don't even care about the turning out of this

we'll rule the world into the ground
and then we'll feed them to the hounds
so when they fall to their knees
they will become one with the trees

we'll climb endless ladders
built in pretty patterns
my voice filled with slander
all the children scattered

even if the wheels, they make us turn around
the silencing of seals, they make us happy now
and i don't even care about the turning out of this

we'll rule the world into the ground
and then we'll feed them to the hounds
so when they fall to their knees
they will become one with the trees

hey, how, you know you got yourself into this one again
and then you do it to yourself

we'll rule the world into the ground
and then we'll feed them to the hounds
so when they fall to their knees
they will become one with the trees

and when the choirs begins to sing
we will deliver to the king
and set them down at the throne
so we can cut
Track Name: In Caves
oh boy, perception is the key
oh fire, the shadows dance for me
i awoke, to recognize an unfamiliar place
i exposed myself into the puppet show parade

tonight we'll pull the strings together
these curtain walls won't hold forever

the sun above the mountains head
a freshening luster mellow
and though the trees are long and dead
leaves are still green and yellow

oh child, dreams are what you eat
oh liars, cutting up your teeth
i misspoke when talking is a feat that isn't reached
i'm a ghost that isn't dead but has yet to be seen

tonight we'll pull the strings together
these curtain walls won't hold forever

the sun above the mountains head
a freshening luster mellow
and though the trees are long and dead
leaves are still green and yellow
and though the time for us has ended
we will sleep for hours

cause i awoke one day and i saw myself
i said i better get away before i hurt myself
well i only got a glimpse because i didn't wanna look
i said a rape is a rape but they still misunderstood
that time after time, if it's still in the books
well a crime is a crime if the criminal's a crook
well the question is whether we should guess for the answer
or in the question the problem that started the whole matter
Track Name: Read the Surface
i just want to feel the sunrise
let me understand the moonlight
feel anything, feel anything at all

teach me how to read the surface
listen to the burning furnace
feel anything, feel anything at all

cool breeze, moons are glowing red
breathe teas, follow to the shed
lay down, river's rest your head

maybe if i turn a table
search for all the hidden labels
on everything, search anything you find

drown myself into a puddle
the burning in my chest is subtle
to feel anything, to feel anything at all

i wish that things were easy
but obviously i'll never get what i want
it's only been like two weeks
but it seems like it's been going on way to long

cool breeze, moons are glowing red
breathe teas, follow to the shed
lay down, river's rest your head

let's go to the telephone booth
where i'll talk with myself and i'll try to get loose
but i can't so i will, understand how to fill
this glass canister where i take out the roots
seeds breathe too, seeds breathe too

way out
way out
way out
way out
Track Name: Don't Ring the Doorbell
headless horses sway to ringing cellos
i have spent my time within the gallows
in your arms, we will never be the same

holy roses dipped in chocolate fountains
fondue remedies to heal the cut skin
in your eyes, we will never be the same

bury all my bones
fill me up with stones
see if i still float
watching the towers devour these holes in this boat

is it time for us to eat our supper
pull our chairs out, let appendix rupture
in your scars we will never be the same

like a tyrant, we've got bloody fingers
stretch these rubber gloves and send a signal
in disguise, we will never look the same

bury all my bones
fill me up with stones
see if i still float
watching the towers devour these holes in this boat
Track Name: Feed
lets perform a private operation
duct tape the walls with plastic fabrication, to drown the noise
i'll chop you up in cubes of meet,
in piece by piece, the dogs to eat
but don't forget it comes with a vacation, to paradise

hey, you only wanted me to fall down
to get to the middle, and throw it up again
cut, just cut away upon this half cooked steak
to the bloody middle, and let the juices stain

elect yourself, your own inauguration
loosen up your tie and learn of relaxation
i'll cut your knees, in symmetry, 90 degrees, fold at the creases
but please don't hold yourself on complications, what's to destroy?

hey, you only wanted me to fall down
to get to the middle, and throw it up again
cut, just cut away upon this half cooked steak
to the bloody middle, and let the juices stain

step over the line just one more time for us to feast
i don't have time for riddled lines and twisted leads
step over the line, just take your time to feed the beast
i don't have time for pity lies and blasted

hey, you only wanted me to fall down
to get to the middle, and throw it up again
cut, just cut away upon this half cooked steak
to the bloody middle, and let the juices stain
Track Name: Animality
and i will wear a suit of rooms
with vacant walls where colors bloom
speaking with a subtle voice
not enough to make a choice

and i know that things will end this way
through the chemicals, it's rising and we all fall

but please don't forget to leave me stranded on the roof
if only time creates itself a silver moon
well please don't forget to leave me hanging on the roof
i don't want to fall

watch the wooden panels stray
let the fabric tear away
dancers run and children scream
i've forgotten how to dream

and i know that things will end this way
through the chemicals, it's rising as we all fall

but please don't forget to leave me stranded on the roof
if only time creates itself a silver moon
well please don't forget to leave me hanging on the roof
i don't want to fall

not to go out of line
i will not comply
Track Name: Pretty Mouth
tunnels were hard enough to spot
i've wasted everything on nothing
so don't go running out the back porch
i don't wanna make a scene

tunnels were hard enough to spot
i've wasted everything on nothing
the walls have never been thicker than this
it's time to choose my pick
voices run down corridors, it gives me time to think

bail me out, it's hard enough
is the pain suppose to heal me?
push the rods, it feels like skin
cut the cords and release me

so don't go running out the back door
i'll try to be crystal clear

tunnels were hard enough to spot
i've wasted everything on nothing
so don't go selling out all your friends
it hasn't even ended yet

tunnels were hard enough to spot
i've wasted everything on nothing
this networking inside your veins
a rapid nicotine
as wires cut your pretty mouth, you spit to make it clean

bail me out, it's hard enough
is the pain suppose to heal me?
push the rods, it feels like skin
cut the cords and release me
Track Name: Work and Play
i'll put the answers up to your eyelids
so you can show that you know big
even the devil doesn't work on the weekends
let's skip the act 'cus the plays rigged

well i don't wanna go to sleep
if everyone just works to play
and even if the hours keep insanity
the tolls will play but
be christian, religions, the corporate, the systems
are meant for people who have chosen to obey
up and over, day by day,
they try to pray the gay away
but faith is just a silly game
that spoiled kids have learned to play
addictions, restrictions, censor the wife and children
are meant for people who have chosen

i'll put your tips into a jar of reminders
baked goods and credit suppliers
even the devil has insurance providers
incase his fires retire

but i don't wanna go to sleep
if everyone just works to play
and even if the hours keep insanity
the tolls will play but
be christian, religions, the corporate, the systems
are meant for people who have chosen to obey
up and over, day by day,
they try to pray the gay away
but faith is just a silly game
that spoiled kids have learned to play but
addictions, restrictions, censor the wife and children
are meant for people who have chosen

hail me over, the moon sober
hail me over, the moon sober
hail me over, the moon sober
help me over, the moon sober
Track Name: Book About the End
hanging on a nail, tilted sideways
picture frame on sale, i bought it friday night
hang it up by the fireplace, where we used to go

always liked the way, the way you smiled
through the coffee stains, it always seemed alright
hang it up by the fireplace, where we used to dry
all alone in an empty space, where time goes to die

one, two, three, four, five
ready of not, here i come
get ready, get ready to hide

hanging on a noose, tilted sideways
nine foot rope on sale, i bought it friday night
hang it up by the fireplace, where we used to go

always liked the way, i never smiled
endless coffee stains, burnt my hands alright
hang it up by the fireplace, where we used to go
i hung myself by the fireplace, where we'll never go

one, two, three, four, five
ready or not, here i come
get ready, get ready to hide

what is your question?
and why does it matter?
i wrote a book about the end
but it never got published

it's not a book, it's the end
i didn't write it, it wrote me