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Appetite For Distraction

by The Hoot Hoots

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Gabrielemenopee It's like something from your roommate's stash ended up in your bottle of tylenol, and in a hurry you couldn't tell the difference. You went to work anyway, and your customers clapped as you danced on their table. Favorite track: Give it a Try.
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Timbo "startropics" is great, and I can only prey that the song is about the NES game!

I am brand new on bandcamp, and this was one of the first things I downloaded (just on a whim) and I have listened it all the time.
It is so happy, fun, and upbeat! Favorite track: Startropics.
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Mr. Ghost 02:50
I see you standing in the pale moonlight You're sending shivers up my spine No I can't I can't see I can't see your eyes now whoo ooh ohh Pull the covers up above my head So cold even in my nice warm bed This must be This must be What it feels like to be dead What What do you Want me to do? You just stare into my bedroom No This isn't true But there you sway There in my doorway Hey mister ghost where do you go when it's day outside Now It has been years Since I saw you Stare into my bedroom I Thought you weren't real But my brothers say They saw you in the doorway Though we never said a word for years until we were grown We all saw your silhouette the same at the end of the hall I can feel the chills return when I consider the thought That my eyes did not deceive, Hey mister ghost where do you go when it's day outside
Startropics 03:43
Mike son come to the beach We can swim, we can search, we can talk to robots and dolphins And if we get some guests from outer space We will stand, we'll stand and fight, we'll watch them burst in flames Coralcola, Miracola, Tunacola, Shecola, Bellcola, Howdoyoudocola I've been all over this big blue world I've seen aliens and beautiful girls Island yo yo, fire stick Super nova, asterisk and a bola and a horse hide and a bat and spiky kicks It seems our world is full of weapons so make the ghosties feel them
Nightmares 04:17
Oh man that was a nightmare It just gave me the creeps I'm was sitting and waiting for you when a dinosaur ate my brains You say to just "Relax. You know you still have your brain." But when I go back to sleep i see him again Two blood red fangs floating my way A little bit of heart A little bit of steam A little bit of mind will get me through this dream A little bit of ma A little bit of cream A little bit of food's will make me feel A little bit of hope A little bit of life A little bit of fright will make me scream I need a little love A little bit of me A little bit of you Maybe it's not a nightmare Maybe this is what's real And the nightmare was living A life where I could never fly so let's go try A little bit of height A little bit of room A little bit of wind and a big bright moon A little bitty jog A little bitty jump A little bit of panic as I start to plunge A little bit nudge A little bit of shake a little bit of pinch now I'm awake A little bit  of truth A little bit of me a little bit of you So it was just a nightmare It was just a bad dream I'll just go back to sleep and say. Stay calm my brain Stay calm my brain.
Grow a Pair 03:50
Worlds 04:01
In my mind there's a million different worlds Some of them were planted some were born Am I the hero? Am I the worst? I'll just grab my sword and get on my horse When I crossed the bridge past all the trees My boots echoed and thundered And I prayed my life wouldn't be the same And I could ease the world's pain Then my green haired girl stopped my focused gaze told me "I won't forget you" I left her standing there and didn't say goodbye but her song keeps me safe Good Yossarian doesn't want to die He's about to lose his goddamn mind Can he go home now? Or is he trapped? Sends his pilots back to battered fields Dunbar doesn't want the time to flow Or reach the great unknown Nurse Duckett wouldn't give him the time of day but now she sees it his way Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear Ou sont les Neige-dans l'antan Scheiskopff has his never ending precious parades their boots would echo and thunder All these men I hope they get along They're stuck inside my memory and they are gonna have to see Each other all the time and meet each other's friends and sing and laugh out on the sea, the shore is far behind we three
Brighter 03:56
You Wanna be home But your home is so alone Your Lack of cash And your life Are just fine You Want a world Where everyone's nice But everyone's poor When We reach out The moon Spits out stars And our world becomes a little brighter Only from the ground we see our neighbors Why is it so hard To have power And have a heart When would you live If you had Just one choice Would you live today or tomorrow Would it be a day in the eighties Because some days will be a little sour but you should know that nothing ever stays the same Sometimes it's going to be a little harder But you know you always have a place to start But you run You run away from it The feeling that now is the best there is That yesterday sucked and tomorrow's worse and it comes It goes as we sit and watch the world turn and hear the clock tick What if right now is the best there is But you run
I was rolling down the street without a care I was looking at the clouds and I felt my hair Brush up on my neck as I rolled down the hill I was happy to be out in the open air It only been a few since I escaped But I already felt my past had been swept away Thought of all the times that I was pushed around Thought about the time the cops came and chased me down Watch it with your hands come on let go I'm an innocent man I know you know when your audience cries for blood, you need somebody to blame I guess it's me Rolled up to a dusty border town thought I'd stretch my legs and poke my head around Turned the corner and my heart fell to the floor As I stumbled into two men in uniform I stammered out my apologies While the officers dusted off their sleeves They said watch where you walk and pushed me down And I thanked my lucky stars as they left town So Red I'm gonna go to Mexico Meet me on the beach I know you know That I wanna go live my life in peace In a warm and sunny place with no memory Oh sunny days how I missed you
Scully 02:57
The world doesn't need anymore sad songs It's hard enough to show that we care My friend she doesn't seem to see her own tongue Making happy people feel despair About our difficult life long Struggle to fit and belong Where our bodies and our minds feel Like they're ready and they're fit to deal With white haired bad acts and their crooked black heart tricks My fellow humans let us all relax You say I saved my best tricks for last But I look down and wait for it to pass  Cause you could see the bulge in my sleeve You look through me like a winter's tree But you think i'm a polite guy And think I'm tough and have kind eyes And you believe my heart is pure And I in shock say are you sure


released December 3, 2011

Recorded Mixed and Mastered by Adam Prairie of Hoot House Recordings. www.hoothouse.com


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Seattle power pop quartet The Hoot Hoots are irresistible party starters. Their songs are powered by fuzzy guitars, fuzzier keyboards, and headhum-inducing hooks, and all these combine in a glorious, slightly insane energy in both their live shows and in their newest album, Colorpunch. ... more


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