The Dawn of the Lathe Symphonic

by The Lathe Symphonic

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This album was recorded in August, 2010, by Don Gunn at Two Sticks Audio in Seattle, WA.

Executive producer: Ryan Milligan
Artwork by Tori J Watson

Check out this video for "Tyrannosaurus Rox," filmed and edited by Don Gunn!

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released November 15, 2010

Andy Lowe: Upright bass, bass guitar, backing vocals, mandolin, percussion
Aaron J Shay: Rhythm guitar, lead vocals, ukulele, percussion
Ira Carrithers: Lead guitar, backing vocals, piano, organ, percussion

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The sun has set on the Lathe Symphonic. If you want to hear more music like this, visit aaronjshay.net for our lead singer's current projects.

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Track Name: Tyrannosaurus Rox
I'm the king of the dinosaurs of prehistoric fame
Ain't nobody gonna challenge me
'Cause Tyrant is in my name
I got teeth longer than your right hand,
I'm taller than your house
Don't need no arms to rule the earth,
'Cause I can crush you like a mouse
You can bow before my might, my right,
And maybe I won't bite

Some people say I got feathers,
Some say I'm not that great
But they can't say it to my face
Or else they meet a gruesome fate
They say an asteroid's coming,
They say it'll soon be here
But I'm no puny Procompsagnathus
So why should I have to fear?
The world is mine to use or abuse,
Haven't you heard the news?

Instrumental break!

I think the world is ending,
My blood is running cold
The world can't live without me!
Oh, why should I have to grow old?
NO!

Ooh, he's a dinosaur!
Ooh, he's a dinosaur!
Ooh, he's a dinosaur!
Track Name: The Grapefruit Song
"Je ne c'est pas" is French for "I don't know what"
"Jamba" is Swahili for the air in your gut
"Misdadig" is Dutch for one who's hung from a noose
And "grapefruit" is English for…

Une pamplemousse!
Deux pamplemousse!
Mon pamplemousse!
Votre pamplemousse!

Ya da da!

"Gott in Himmel" is German for of what I dream
"Cristiano" is Italiano for "Goyim"
"Forno" is Portuguese for where you cook a goose
And don't forget! "Grapefruit" is just English for…

Une pamplemousse!
Deux pamplemousse!
Mon pamplemousse!
Votre pamplemousse!

Lo siento, pero no recuerdo mucho Espanol
Porque I learned it all _____ anos ago
Pero hay una cosa que yo recuerdo muy bien
And that, of course, is how to say: "This is my pen."

Eso es me pluma!
Esto es tu pluma!
Alli esta muchas plumas,
Pero aquí esta mi pluma!

Ya da da!

Une pamplemousse!
Deux pamplemousse!
Mon pamplemousse!
Votre pamplemousse!
Track Name: Hungry Hungry Hungry
When I wake up in the morning, all I want to do is see your face
With your skin like satin and your hair like tawny lace
There's something to this new strange vision I have got
Like a bowl of Trix in the morning, it really hits the spot
I'm empty when you're not near!
My eyesight goes, my thoughts aren't clear!
All skin and bones, I fade away!
You fill me up like a fish fillet!

My thirst can not be quenched by the rains from up above
You got my hungry, hungry, hungry for your love

You're like a fresh, ripe mango, you are where it's at
You're like an avocado, with the right kind of fat
You're like ice cream in the desert, you're a sweet delight
You're like a drunken haze, I want you all night
Stay close to me! I need you so!
You're addictive, like raw cookie dough!
Stay close to me and we'll survive!
The world is a jell-o pool, so dive, dive, dive!

My thirst can not be quenched by the rains from up above!
You got my hungry, hungry, hungry for your love!

I can't deny you, like a neon sign, you're pulling me in
I can't defy you, 'cause decadence ain't no sin
Take some solace that wherever my body may lie
You complete me like a large order of crispy fries

My thirst can not be quenched by the rains from up above
You got my hungry, hungry, hungry for your love
Track Name: Two Faces
Two faces at the strike of noon
Two faces under a hollow moon
Two faces face to face, back to back
Two faces smiling white, painted black

Mirror mirror, on the wall
Who's the most dangerous one of all?
Look in their eyes, you'll see the flame
Burning and seething, they're both the same

Twins at birth, they fight 'til death
Two faces twisted on crystal meth
One paints it red, the other paints it green
Two faces fighting under a guillotine

Mirror mirror, on the stage
Who will be remembered on history's page?
Look in their hearts you'll see the scars
From ancient battles fighting new wars

Break their bones, they'll fit back together
Two faces in the strange, strange weather
Quake in your boots, they'll need your strength tomorrow
Two faces always steal, never borrow

Mirror mirror, in the flesh
Which one of the faces will get their wish?
Look in their blood, you'll see their game
Punch a hole in the wall, it's the same old flame
Same old flame
Track Name: Madly
Would you like to take a trip with me
See the kind of things you always wanted to see
It's easy, baby, just take my hand
I'll carry you away to the promised land
With just a packet of kool-aid, a twist of lime
Throw in some cyanide, we'll have a good time
Bake me a razor cake, we'll have fun
We'll be laughing madly by the time that we're done

Would you like to take the same trip that I did,
deep into my cranium and into my Id?
It's no use, baby, to live in reality
You be my mad hatter, I'll be your cup of tea
I got some barred windows in my cushioned home
Paint the walls with colors like we've never known
Take me by my hand and put me to bed
Share with me these funny dreams in my head

I'm mad mad mad mad madly in love with you
I'm not mad, I'm not crazy, just in love with you
I am crazy crazy crazy in love with you
I am madly in love with you!

Instrumental break!

I'm mad mad mad mad madly in love with you
I'm not mad, I'm not crazy, just in love with you
I am crazy crazy crazy in love with you
I am madly in love with you!

You be Napoleon, I'll be Joan of Arc
We'll set up our empire in the middle of the park
Today this tree stump, tomorrow the world
If you're this kind of crazy, then you're my kind of girl
I got some barred windows in my cushioned home
Paint the walls with colors like we've never known
Take me by my hand and put me to bed
Share with me these funny dreams in my head

I'm mad mad mad mad madly in love with you
I'm not mad, I'm not crazy, just in love with you
I am crazy crazy crazy (repeat until insane)
Track Name: Sweet Love Song
Your window is the one that I will crawl to
And howl at in the night
Your door is the one that I will pound on
When I'm bleeding from a fight
Your porch is the one I'll hide under
When my landlord wants a piece
Your fence is the one I'll jump over
When running from the police

So! I sing this sweet love song for you.

Your gutter is the one that I will sleep in
When I've had too much to drink
Your kitchen is the one that I'll get sick in
And leave a present in the sink.
Your porch is the one I'll steal things for
From your neighbor's lawn
Your grave is the one I'll bring women to
And make love on when you're gone.

So! I sing this sweet love song for you.