Dingbats

by Casper & the Cookies

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about

co-released by Wild Kindness Records (Pittsburgh, PA) and Stuff Records (Athens, GA). This album is dedicated to Bill Doss, Craig Lieske, and Scott Miller.

credits

released 25 February 2014

Casper & the Cookies at the time of this recording:
Jason NeSmith
Kay Stanton
Jim Hix
Gregory Sanders
AJ Griffin

Heather MacIntosh-cello

produced by Jason & Kay
engineered by Matt Tamisin at Japanski Studio and Jason at Bel*Air Studio
mixed and mastered by Jason

front cover photo: “Additive Mixing Model” John Zimmerman, 1966
back cover photo of the band by Amy Ware, design by Mike Turner
interior photos by Amy Ware


Thank you:
Maureen McLaughlin, Bryan Poole, Jason Finestone, Ed Sunday-Winters, Amy Ware, Hannah Hicks, Robert & Helen Stanton, Elekibass & Waikiki Records, Robert & Marci Schneider, Nikki & Chris Yetter, Mike Turner, Mike White, Sloan Simpson, Hunter S. Jones, Len Neighbors, Jeff Betten, David Pokrivňák, Fredrick at Future Oak, Mike at PIAPTK, Bel-Jean Copy & Print, Canopy Studio, Dan Jordan, Bryan Redding, and all of our Indiegogo contributors.

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Track Name: Improvvisamente Ardito
All life is a gas again
One hot little mass again
One more time
One more time
One more time
One more time
Still all of the lakes to make
Still all the mistakes to make
One more time
One more time
One more time
One more time
We pledge allegiance to the common goal
to get far away from each other
Someone's got to invent rock and roll, someone's got to be big brother
One more time
One more time
One more time
One more time
One more time
One more time
One more time
One more time
One more time
One more time
Track Name: Doomed to Repeat
"The student is sleepy and doomed to repeat"
Track Name: Drug Facts
Please pay attention! It's your intervention!
Gossamer gospel, diaphanous doctrine
Its pages contentious, its tenants dissentious
Like a flirty maharishi
Gonna give you the bad touch like a flirty maharishi
The student is sleepy and doomed to repeat
The student is sleepy and doomed to repeat
I read the drug facts
Barely legible in pink
They really made me think
The font was very small in dingbats
I read the drug facts
And no one's gonna drug me anymore
I'm living backwards in flipped anamnesis
I'm singing backwards so you can receive me
Come with me, Young Holly, to your holy folly!
Come with me, Young Holly!
The student is sleepy and doomed to repeat
The student is sleepy and doomed to repeat
I read the drug facts
Barely legible in pink
They really made me think
The font was very small in dingbats
I read the drug facts
And no one's gonna drug me anymore
Barely legible in pink
They really made me think
The font was very small in dingbats
I read the drug facts
And no one's gonna drug me anymore
No one's gonna drug me anymore!
No one's gonna drug me anymore!
Track Name: Jennifer's House
Jennifer's house is made of bricks
Her 8-Track collections has just the right mix
Jennifer's dad is mostly drunk
He'll tell you 'bout the time that his ship
Got sunk
Jennifer's house is where I go
When I don't want anyone else to know
Jennifer's house, oh, Jennifer's house
Jenny Jenny Jenny Jenny Jennifer's house
Jennifer's house is made of bricks
Jennifer's house smells like shit!
Jennifer's brother is in LD
He said, "I'll show you if you if you show me."
Jennifer's house is where I go
When I don't want anyone else to know
Smoking cigarettes in the bathroom
Her parents never said,
but they had to have known
I wonder what she's doing now that she's grown. Still smoking cigarettes in the bathroom!
Jennifer's house, oh, Jennifer's house
Jenny Jenny Jenny Jenny Jennifer's house
Kudzu's growing way down south
Swallowing up Jennifer's house
Daytime locks its rusty doors
Jennifer's folks are never coming out!
Jennifer's house is where I go
When I don't want anyone else to know
Jennifer's house, oh, Jennifer's house
Jenny Jenny Jenny Jenny Jennifer's house
Jennifer's house, oh, Jennifer's house
Jenny Jenny Jenny Jenny Jennifer's house
Track Name: Amphetamines
Amphetamines keep your insides clean
And it's all a good dream
Or so it seems
There's nothing wrong with having some fun
And then you see you've come undone
You will dance you will dance you will dance you will dance You will dance you will dance with me
You will dance you will dance you will dance you will dance You will dance you will dance with me
Your body's so alive
Bees in a hive
An hour is five
And then there's the dive
There's nothing wrong with having some fun
And then you see you've come undone
You will dance you will dance you will dance you will dance You will dance you will dance with me
You will dance you will dance you will dance you will dance You will dance you will dance with me
Track Name: Lemon Horses
Awoo, awoo
We are the conjurors, magicians, and maves
Riding the fault lines, breaking the waves
We have the power, we run the game
We birth lemon horses and set them to flame
The man tried to bust us down El Paso way
I said, "Look here, you fuckin' redneck
I'm from Athens, GA
I got a bottle of whiskey
I got a joint in my left hand,
And you can't do nothin' to me.
I'm in a rock & roll band
Just so you know
Just so you know
We got the power, and here's how it goes
I'm birthing lemon horses
I'm burning lemon horses
I'm birthing lemon horses
I'm burning lemon horses"
He was looking at me like he just won a prize,
So I took a hit of reefer, and I blew it in his eyes.
I said, "I hate the smell of bacon,
And I hate the smell of soap,
And I could have a trailer full of immigrants and dope.
And I could have your daughter
if she didn't look like you.
So you should listen closely.
Here's what we're gonna do.
We're heading to a show,
And you're gonna let us go
'Cuz we got the power,
Just so you know.
Just so you know
Just so you know"
And we rolled down the highway,
'Cuz that's how it goes.
I'm birthing lemon horses
I'm burning lemon horses
I'm birthing lemon horses
I'm burning lemon horses"
Track Name: Spin 1/2
I'll take you down, down to my chamber
Don't got a place, but it do got a name
Spin 1/2
Follow my voice-- it's inside your body
I've been waiting for you on the other side of
Spin 1/2
Tiffany landscape, a double exposure
I have to remind you: don't hit your head on the facts
I'll take you down to the blue in my basement
Promise you won't bite the dust in amazement
Spin 1/2
You'll come to at the sound of the ship bell's ring
And when you come to you'll remember
every other thing
The fabric of time, it's only denim
Sit in my chair, and I'll fill you with venom
You'll come to at the sound of the ship bell's ring
And when you come to you'll remember
every other thing

It's junk food logic you can't resist
You know that it kills me to see you like this
So-- which way out?
Follow me! Follow me! Follow the monkey!
Follow the monkey! Follow the arc!
Follow the arc of the spark in the dark!
It hides on the un-eyed side of the quark,
Spin 1/2
Track Name: Thing for Ugly
Fabrianna Frankenstein
Pounding pints of iodine
Tear-stained face of decoupage
I will be her entourage
Lips like scissors
Who would guess
The heart within her iron chest
Would be too human to suppress?

I've got a thing for ugly
I like 'em when they're no good
Somebody's got to love them!
Somebody's got to love them!
You shouldn't call them evil
They're only misunderstood
Somebody's got to love them!
Somebody's got to love them!

Grendel's sister, Aegerdis
In awful need of hug and kiss
Grateful for our shared repose
Because it takes her mind off all her woes
And when she slaughters the hoi polo
She will visit her forbidden boy
Our love's too big to destroy

Poor lady super villains!
Forsaken brides of gloom
Somebody's got to love them!
Somebody's got to love them!
Where's your sense of humanity
For my little legion of doom?
Somebody's got to love them!
Somebody's got to love them!

Magneto slips me a key
She cannot be seen with me
But it's worth the risk to get her fix
We don't discuss politics
Please keep my secret
Most profound
About my harem-scarum
All over town
Theres' lots of me to go around
Scattered 'cross the battleground
Scattered 'cross the battleground
Ow!
Track Name: Omni
My path is true! I'm omnidirectional
The source is you! Uh-huh
My path is true! I'm omnidirectional
The source is you! Uh-huh
I am the window that lets in the morning sun
I am the spoon beneath your breakfast
I am the washcloth that gets your body clean
I am the call letters on your radio
Oh baby, please stop crying.
Oh baby, please stop crying.
Oh baby, please stop crying.
Oh baby, please stop crying.
Don't you know I'm trying?
Don't you know I'm trying?
Don't you know I'm trying?
Don't you know I'm trying?
My path is true! I'm omnidirectional
The source is you! Uh-huh
My path is true! I'm omnidirectional
The source is you! Uh-huh
I want to be the morning sun,
to kiss your eyes before you wake
I want to be the flavor of your breakfast flake
I want to be the warmth of your bathwater
I want to be your favorite song
Oh baby, please stop crying.
Oh baby, please stop crying.
Oh baby, please stop crying.
Oh baby, please stop crying.
Don't you know I'm trying?
Don't you know I'm trying?
Don't you know I'm trying?
Don't you know I'm trying?
My path is true! I'm omnidirectional
The source is you! Uh-huh
My path is true! I'm omnidirectional
The source is you! I'm omnidirectional!
Track Name: White Noise
I like the way it feels as I slowly cut your throat
Evoking all the memories
Laughing, singing, tan overcoat
You never liked my feet,
Oh I guess I should have known
Your soft voice, white noise
Waiting for heart's last beat
White noise
White noise white noise
I like the way it feels, your life on my fingertips
Taste the salty wine
Sweet kisses on my lips

I want to die for you
And then I'll fly for you, too

I like the way it feels seeing a shadow of you
Lying on the clover
Wet with morning
White noise
You are white noise
Just noise
Just noise
Noise
Noise
Track Name: Sleep Defense
You said I never believe you
I can't believe you said that
If we're having a great big fight,
And you turn over and kill the light,
Does that mean you're right?
Wake up
And tell me what you mean with your sleep defense
Wake up
And tell me if you mean what you say
No matter what I do
I can't get through your sleep defense
I can't break the line behind your eyes
You suggest, I object
I ingest, you detect
I'll be awake all night
'till you wake up and set me right
Please set me right
Wake up
And tell me what you mean with your sleep defense
Wake up
And tell me if you mean what you say
No matter what I do
I can't get through your sleep defense
I can't break the line behind your eyes
I'll be awake all night
'till you wake up and set me right
Please set me right
Track Name: When the Moon Was in Command
You want an answer.
I don't have an answer
Only these charts and graphs
Only these fickle facts
Only distraction,
Overreaction,
Cachet, and winner's bluff
I can't lose soon enough
I want to take you back in time
To when the ocean first met land
When the moon was in command
Before we knew there was no forever
Go find the river
And live by the river
Try, but you won't succeed
No knowledge, no belief
Go find the river,
And live by the river
You say you can pull some strings,
But you can't pull anything
I want to make a jumbo sign
I want to take that sign downtown
I want to shake my sign around
It says: NO ONE KNOWS
NO ONE REALLY KNOWS ANYTHING.