Dingbats

by Casper & the Cookies

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1.
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
2.
"The student is sleepy and doomed to repeat"
3.
Drug Facts 02:17
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!
4.
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
5.
Amphetamines 02:37
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
6.
Lemon Horses 04:37
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"
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Spin 1/2 03:09
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
9.
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!
10.
Omni 03:09
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!
11.
White Noise 04:07
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
12.
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
13.
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.

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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.

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released February 25, 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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