Aaron Cooper

by Aaron Cooper

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about

recorded on fostex mr-8 multitracker 2012/2013 except 'dead baby bird' recorded 2010 on single track cassette tape

aaron cooper-vocals/guitar/bass/percussion/keyboard/ukulele

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released November 30, 2013

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Track Name: Song About Birds #1: The Birds And The Bees
take one
toss it out in the sky
take two
but don't ask how or why
it's your time
to swim in the sky
fly in the sea
you were meant for me

but the birds in the sky
they don't want to see us fly

so take one
toss it out in the sky
take two
but don't ask how or why
it's your time
to swim in the sky
fly in the sea
you were meant for me

but the birds in the sky
they don't want to see us fly
and the bees in their hive
they don't want us to survive

and the bees in their hive
they don't want us to survive
and the bees in their hive
they don't want us alive
Track Name: She's Gotta Hit The Road
mama's riding on down the track
with a needle in her arm and a dagger in her back
sister stephanie sleeps out in the wind
while little joe falls out again

and oh oh i don't know
but she's gotta hit the old road

four years old singing a song
fried chicken in the lake and anxiety on my arm
tip you a dollar for a sunshine shower
but you just throw me out to the wind

and oh oh i don't know
but she's gotta hit the old road

she wants to come out
i tell her to stay in
then once i slam the door
she's sneaking out again
crawling through windows
where she goes
nobody knows
but when she comes back
the pushes turn to blows
and she wins
she always wins

mama's riding on down the track
with a needle in her arm and a dagger in her back
sister stephanie sleeps out in the wind
while little joe falls out again

and oh oh i don't know
but she's gotta hit the old road
and oh oh all i know
is she's gotta hit the road
Track Name: Come And Scrape My Brain (Off The Sidewalk)
uh oh! i didn't see
that the light had changed
from beautiful green to red
so i drove through it
and wound up dead

won't somebody please come
come and scrape up my head
come and scrape up my head
come scrape up my head

tell me what's it like
to know how to love
tell me what's it like
to feel like there's a light up above
and it loves you

cause i'm wandering alone
no one's calling my phone
every night i'm wasting
all this time getting wasted

so won't someone get my brain
and scrape it up off the sidewalk
won't you come scrape my brain
scrape it up off the sidewalk
Track Name: Three Cheers For Enlightenment
three cheers for enlightenment
here's to a sense of fulfillment
here's to a whole lot of resentment

we should see things differently
give me a broken light
i'll take it fix it and shine it all through the night

it's alright if you wanna stay
look at me i'm gonna have to find another way
another place to play
another holler for a dollar
of loose change

i'll rearrange it
trade it flip it out on the scene
kinda blue but feeling kinda green
everything else is nice and serene
but me, me, me, me, me i'll be fine (oh yeah)

sitting down on the shore
looking out on the sea
but the wind blows
the water flows
and swallows me
Track Name: Clown
had to find myself a new place to play
when the sunshine got my mad and decided to go away
then my nightmares turned into day
and no, no, no i was not okay
broken knapsack sitting down on the sidewalk
if it could talk
i wonder what it would have to say
emperor wok walk on by with the walkie talkie
telephone don't mean nothing to me

indigestion
product of poor decisions
took all my winnings
threw 'em out the window
uh oh! look at 'em go
they flow down oh so slow
i just wanna follow 'em down

i'm a clown
and the world around me is upside down
so i guess that makes my smile really just a frown

i'm a clown
but the world around me is upside down
and it makes my smile a frown
Track Name: Rat
and i've been out walking in traffic
and i've been talking to the static
on my television set
and i've been waiting for a response
but it hasn't happened
it hasn't happened yet

and i've been thinkin'
i'm going drinkin'
i'll be stinkin'
winkin' the whole way home

i been out thinkin'
i'm goin drinkin'
and i'll be stinkin'
winkin' the whole way home

and i've been walking in traffic
and i've been waiting here standing for so long
i just keep walking out into traffic
sitting there and talking to the static
no one hears except me
and i'm going crazy
everyone says i'm lazy
but it's not that
i'm just a rat
gimme a pat on the back
i'm just a rat
Track Name: Oh Donna (Suicide Bomber)
way down on the inside of my head
there lives an army of the dead
half of them are passed out and in bed
while the others are out there
pumping eachother full of lead

and they're fighting one another
and they're dying to keep eachother
from discovering what's hidden between
the black and white lines
and they're fighting through signs from gods
inanimate carbon rods
and washed up never was has been nineteen fifties mods

and oh, oh, oh donna
maybe it's just karma
cause i'm just a suicide bomber
and we'll be seeing stars tonight

and whoa, whoa, whoa donna
i can't handle this drama
cause i'm just a suicide bomber
and we'll be seeing stars tonight
Track Name: Dreadful Red #2
and there were lines drawn
they drew me out
'til all i could do
was scream and shout
it didn't matter what i was yelling about
(no, no, no)

and then the tears came
ending the drought
next thing i knew
i was out
but i just wanted
desperately to be in
(oh, oh, oh)

oh dreadful red
man you fucked up my head
man you fucked up my head
(oh, oh, oh)

oh dreadful red
man you fucked up my head
man you fucked up my head
(oh, oh, oh)

and there were lines drawn
they drew me out
next thing i knew
i was riddled with doubt
and every whisper came out
sounding like a shout
(oh, oh, oh)

and then the tears came
doused in rain
all of a sudden
i let go of my pain
no longer flushing my life
down the drain

oh dreadful red
man you fucked up my head
man you fucked up my head
(oh, oh, oh)

oh dreadful red
man you fucked up my head
man you fucked up my head
Track Name: Song About Birds #2: Dead Baby Bird
beautiful baby bird
sits down in the road
has no idea that its brains about to explode

dying baby bird
lying there in the street
uh oh! someone's come to finish you off with their feet

dead baby bird
lying in the road
had no idea about what events would unfold
you passed away when you were just a day old