To The North

by Cow Parade Cow

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  • Recorded in my study over the course of about a year, "To the North" is the first series of songs i've ever really finished. I hope you enjoy it!

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released December 20, 2010

instruments, sing - m litton

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Track Name: The Great Game
the green light shows a nervous road taken years ago
the useless necks of architects from borderlines that sold
the space between, what could and has been
taken years ago
i need you like the satellite needs earth so don't let go

(and if the harbor floodlights come alive)
i'll beg you to buy me dreams of psychedelia
a phantom comedy
(and if the faces if the faces hide)
not for the music but the show
although it's loud, i'm still too proud
to say I need you don't let go
Track Name: Watermelon Medina
the tired old rat on high st walks into the whorehouse just across the bay
steps up to the microphone and realizes he's fuck all left to say
says he'll clean the walls from their books on happiness
but keeps living everyday like a rehearsal for the next
you know once I thought this road led somewhere
now I know it doesn't

outside on adobe rooves the goats and girls jump off their balconies
half-hearted psychedelia providing everything they thought they'd need
I just watch the cast of thousands live their dreams on TV
stare at it for hours but I still don't know what it means
to be a Californian spectator
a loser on the winning team

let me know
if the summer ever lets you go
I need you slowly

the ducks don't paddle quite so hard cause they know there's no way to change their universe
we can't be far from eden here
which kinda makes it twice as worse
I swore that I would love you, I swear to god that I still will
i'm just waiting in medinas for my dick to get its fill
but I think I really like it here, I think I really like you
Track Name: Surfing Music
abby won't you come with me lets move away find a place to settle down make a little money you make kids in your tummy guess we'll both be so damn proud won't let you down best don your feathers cause it's dancing weather outside outside i can't take you inside but i'll teach you how to surf if you can teach me how to smile.

abby won't you level with me keep me safe russian swans are closing in i won't have to gore them if you tell them you're a mormon trampolines and a broken fin don't let me down best don your feathers cause it's dancing weather outside outside i can't take you inside but i'll teach you how to surf if you can teach me how to smile.

now i've found you i can't stand the inane talk of now extra fish and chips design magazinesand cloudy days across the bowling greens it's all happening outside.

abby won't you give it to me keep me straight unbuilt buildings don't reply the kitchen's much to clean for the state i'm in the weather-board don't cry because I won't let you down.
Track Name: A Beach Prayer
can't you forget about the old me
down on the beach think you're pretty
can't you forget about the old me
down on the beach think you're pretty
you look wonderful

can't you forget about the old me
i think you're pretty but i'm pretty high

go desire go
never dream of home
Track Name: Highway
it started out with a pretty smile
a brownish fringe laughing all the while
the boys in spas singing twist and shout
lets give them something to cry about
indian man with a tambourine
a psychic lover computer screen
lets cut our hair and lets quit the scene
take off our clothes and lets dance to bruce springsteen

true, what i wanted you to say
is darling lets get fucked up and go dancing in the rain
good, what i really heard you say is that i miss you and that's all you need to know
Track Name: Drowning Music
we went out, so strung out
reaching for the line
million hearts, how it starts
on cathedral time
where we dance by standing still
and wear vintage because we're obliged to
guess it never mattered much to you
i'm bigger in my mind
i'm bigger in my mind
stronger when I find
I ignore my heart

so hide me behind noise, behind drums
guitars and lights
machine guns look spectacular inside
don't want to sit at the bottom of the pyramids
don't want to sit at the bottom of the pyramids
want to grow fat and watch you drink from that cup
since the day that TV fucked me up
i'm bigger in my mind
i'm bigger in my mind
stronger when I find
I ignore my heart

we could sing about a 60's story
or we could write a fucking better story
mum i'm tired of wondering why you're all here
just to watch me say I fucked it, G.
Track Name: It's a Start
the birds are circling the trailer park
scramble 'round until the sky grows dark
making music just to make my mark
it's a start it's starting well it's a start
it's a start

leave the poets to their heavy hearts
and resolution to the man we'll part
with birds still circling the trailer parks
it's a start it's starting well it's a start
it's a start
Track Name: Beagle Personality
i'm here to tell you that
if I gave you love i'll take it back
take all the nights of dancing to the knife
an extraordinary life

and in a morning dress
never took comfort in happiness
just watched the pretty girls go riding by
and mocked the ordinary life

i'm gonna take time to take it slow
i'm gonna make you mine i'll make it so
i've got the backbone but i'm scared

in a cold ditch
she told me she never really liked music
she just fucks the boys that make it
it's always easier to be
a beagle personality
a beagle personality

life with desire - i'll learn how to be fun
though we're shadows, we'll tend toward the sun
everyone's lost and forgotten it's true
but some day i'd like to be forgotten next to you
next to you
in an ordinary life
in an ordinary life
in an ordinary life
that's all