The Absurd

by Goodnight Gorillas

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"The Absurd" is the third release from Goodnight Gorillas.

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released February 7, 2014

Joe Graves: Vocals/Guitars
Shun Matsuhashi: Bass
Connor Peck: Drums

All Songs Written and Performed by Goodnight Gorillas ©2015
Recorded by Connor Peck
Mixed and Mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording
Cover Art by Nathan Graves

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Goodnight Gorillas Minneapolis, Minnesota

Goodnight Gorillas is an Alternative-Indie Rock band from the Twin Cities.

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Track Name: Violet
filthy pigeon playgrounds
bread crumbs fall out of the sky
all of the old people in a line
and the pavements hard to explain
when it's stained with black and blue veins
violet

this is where I was born
birthed out of a tunnel slide
climbed out of the pebbles and the dirt
and the slides were covered in mice
maybe rats, I didn't look twice
when they marched their way through the town
I'm their leader, follow my sound

I open doors that shouldn't be opened here at night
I close my eyelids when I should be watching
my back when after all I'm still outside

meet me in the bedroom
where your mouth is lying
I will buy you flowers but they're probably dry
I will tell you stories about life

I don't have to go down
spiraling out of this life
time to sink your feet into the ground
I'm searching for a desire
that can feed me when I retire
from this communistic disease
caused by holy societies

meet me in the bedroom
where your mouth is lying
I will buy you flowers but they'll probably die
Track Name: Prey
I am here, in your mind
I determine everything you've ever done
planning your life
the mutter of the hungry lambs
false profit spits into your dirty hands
soak it in, these drinking fountains full of youth
what they're selling you

holy water by the bottle
nineteen ninety nine, just fine
do you really want to oversee this?
burning buildings, lights that torch the sky
heaven was a lie

I am fear, in your eyes
I hear every single thought and every cry
counting your time
in this residential motherland
this presidential circumstance
if you feel like you are rowing in a boat
watch where you float

wake up, this has no tendency to end
this is the sound the city makes
this is the shuffling of violence, spread your fingers wider
violence in silent movies
line up, and beg imaginary men
to help you clear your puzzled heads
what happens when the choir strangles
each and everybody
who sings then? I'm screaming!

watchtower, he's a watch tower
and he'll shoot me down, he'll kill us all
if we disobey, there's no thinking straight
with an open mind you'll meet the gates of hell
light this match, won't you feel your soul, don't you know
it's poison, the leaves are poison to me
Track Name: The Litter
hey, you left your own design
your indecisiveness divine
tell me about, how you saw the skyline
before you jumped that awful night

we were picked up from the litter
hangnails and dirty fingernails
under the soil, we uncoil ourselves
the awful day you jumped the line

hold my hand as we jump into the traffic
how it was so intimate, and the cars were in a pattern
and the horns were bleeding in
headlights on, they illuminate our bodies
but the sirens didn't begin
I am not who I remember, this isn't sinking in
hold my hand, as we jump into the traffic
how it was so innocent, and the cars were in a pattern
and the horns were bleeding in

hey, you're waking up again
we built an army of dissent
fighting about our favorite colors
crayola pigment's tough to sell
this one was just what time is it

when you're on your own
everything begins to turn into your home
when you're on the ground
you're scratching chalkboards cuz you
used to love the sound
Track Name: In and Over
you used to tell yourself
those red balloons looked like a group of moons
but then the stars came out
and covered all your inhibitions
sudden visions in your mind

you beg imaginary men to clean your dirty conscious
but then you wrote your brain away onto a piece of paper

you're leaving all your precious
little prisoners, to do your dirty dishes when you cry
help us over
hiding under fences in the farm

you beg imaginary men to clean your dirty conscious
but then you wrote your brain a message full of all the culprits
you drew a diagram of diaphragms and human stomachs
in over, in and over again

tell me your secrets, give me a reason
give me an appetite, feed me the details
promise you won't fail, show me the afterlife
you cheeky little devil
raise your head, off the pillow fast
Track Name: Medicine
you don't always have to be scared
there's a light on lately
and it's traveling faster around in the end

we've been hunting, closing curtains
in the backyard running circles
bury the evidence into the ground
and people popping pills that don't pertain to pleasure

don't believe in medicine

break down, in the middle of the night
I'm an animal, can you hide
well I want you to know
do you really have to go so
crazy, let me open up your mind
tell you everything that I find
well I want you to know
that I really have to go so
losing control of your decaying brain

time will never truly be dead
there's a line out lately
and it's shattering, rattling, flattering
nurses needing nicotine and never ending
don't believe in medicine

you're rolling darkness, flying kites, tonight
your overcoming sickness is a lie
your constant reduction of sight, alright
hoping for, your hoping for a sign

break down, in the middle of the night
I'm an animal, can you hide
well I want you to know
do you really have to go so
crazy, let me open up your mind
tell you everything that I find
well I want you to know
that I really have to go so
losing control of your arms and your legs
break down, in the middle of the night
I'm an animal, can you hide
well I want you to know
do you really have to go so
losing control of your decaying and your brain

settle down, as you're harming the waitress
but she loves it and she's calling your name
blood runs out, and it's staining the carpet
but you love it and it's calling your name