COLORPUNCH

by The Hoot Hoots

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released November 19, 2014

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Adam Prairie at Hoot House Recordings (www.hoothouse.com)

Album design by Chris Prairie and Brian Prairie (www.ravenspringcreative.com)

Photo snapped by Aya Sato (www.ayatsato.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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Track Name: In the Air
My mentor said it's time
Climbed out the cockpit and he left me behind
And I briefly thought maybe this is how I die

The sun bleached concrete
Passed underneath my wheels
As I cleared my mind
By focusing on the tempo of the white lines

And my heart skipped
As my wheels left the ground
The runway faded away
And I took a look around
The world stretched out below me
And I felt a sense of overwhelming calm

As my engine hummed a steady song
'Cause I'm all alone in the air

I reached my altitude
And took a minute to just cruise
And notice the sound
Of absolutely nobody else around

To me it was sacred sky
It was my private cathedral until my
Radio crackled to life

As I prepared to land my training kicked in
And within moments
I was standing on the earth again
There amongst my peers
in the center of a ring
They ripped holes in my shirt
So i'd have room for my wings

Oh that memory's so sweet to me
Now I long to hear my engine sing
When I'm all alone in the air
Track Name: Gone Far
Little boys aren't meant for the desert
'Cuz little boys shouldn't die in the desert

My home is where my heart is right now
When I am fleeing from all of my
Old neighbors and packs of hyenas
When will our paths come back together

'Cuz I've been called gone far
It's no sobriquet
I've had my feet walk
Through it all

Why can't you help me
Why can't you save me
It doesn't matter
I'll go on

I trusted too many people
Then I trusted no one
Don't be on guard
And don't be naive

'Cuz I've been called gone far
It's no sobriquet
I've had my feet walk
Through it all

Why can't you help me
Why can't you save me
It doesn't matter
I go on

I could just sleep
Under every tree
Where the flies get me
Then beasts eat me

As I walk on
I cannot see
So many hands they come
Out to greet me

When I was allowed to be a boy
I didn't have many toys or choices
But I found ways to be happy
Even if it was just momentary

I can’t stop
I have come too far
Track Name: Heroes
I am hiding in the bushes
I am wondering when you will find me
I am getting tired of this game now
I'm getting bored and i'm getting hungry

Each day is like the next one
A damp furnace in a blue sky wasteland
The mountain ranges are the clouds now
And my imagination changes them to

All my heroes
And all my spaceships
When I was a kid now

Now I'm stuck at a desk job inside
God knows I've been here too long
Can't wait to spend all my time
Under summer clouds to see

All my heroes
And all my spaceships
When I was a kid now

I'm sitting as the sunshine
Makes way for the summer starlight
I should really go inside now
And grab a jacket but I'm listening to the

Bees behind the raspberries
They're humming out a symphony
The kids just down the avenue
Are chasing fireflies

One turns out its light
And they stare into the night
Until it flashes once
To give them one more clue
Track Name: See You
You tend to always brighten up my day
So much it's become common place
If you are wondering
Where I want you, want you dear
I really want you here

You make my ugly days go away
So I really want to do the same
If I can do it I will do it if I'm near
Or just in your ear

I don't want a world where I can't see you
I don't want a world where I can't
See you every day

It's so nice of you to say
That you really want to see my face
If you are wondering where it's gonna be
It's right here
It's gonna be right here

And it'll be here when you're not here too
Out in the world and at your job
And I can't get there 'cuz I don't have a dime
And we know it sucks but we say it's fine

Just say it's fine
It'll be all right

I don't want a world where I can't see you
I don't want a world where I can't
See you every day
If I had my way
Don't go away

I don't want a world where I can't see you
I don't want a world where I can't
See you every day
If I had my way
Don't go away

Don't go away
Just say it's fine
It'll be all right
It'll be okay
Just say it's fine
Track Name: Nancy
I want you here
But I know
That you're the one that got away

I've been thinkin' 'bout you
And in my mind we're still in high school
Top of the class and out of my league
But back then I couldn't help but dream that
I'd be the one to whom you'd say
Sweet dreams as you turned out the light
College came and swept you away
And I ended every night thinking

Nancy
What I wouldn't do what I wouldn't say
To take me back there to that day
Where would we be
No one can say
But I feel so damn sure
That you're the one that got away

Years later out of the blue
You called my name while I was shopping
All alone on aisle two
I had a road trip soon
And you took me by surprise and said
"Take me with you"
But I was afraid you were insincere
So I let the moment slide
The conversation ended I watched you
Walk away and say "Goodbye"

Nancy,
What I wouldn't do what I wouldn't say
To take me back there to that day
Where would we be
No one can say
But I feel so damn sure
That you're the one that got away
Track Name: Confused
I am confused every day
But for now I'm doing okay
But your silhouette's still in my brain

My feelings are ghosts
They disappear, they float
My brain it takes notes, but sloppier than most
But I'll remember if you want me too

And time will always dictate how I tend to feel
It's ripping up a feeling that I had before
And it will never stop killing my memories
That I have of you still hung up in my head

Where do I rest
In your weak heart
Am I unreal
When we're apart

That's not how I want you to think of me

You're strong and you're free
And that's what I like
Taming you would tear me apart
But you don't need to fade away

Now the nights I sit and lay alone in bed
Are the nights where I am
Happy and enjoy the best
Sometimes I feel myself
Wishing you feel great pain
But I hate to have those thoughts
Even if you're to blame

Because it makes me feel I'm inching closer to
Acting in the way that drove me away from you
But my roaring monster of a heart
Still calls your name
But if you hate it I will muzzle it
And make it tame

Will you try
If I try
Track Name: Rocketship
I looked down from a rocketship
And I looked at the world
And it looked like shit
And it told me to tell you it

It said, "I'm sick of the strip malls
And ugly streets
And I'm hearing you say
That it meets your needs.
Well, I wanna know
what you think that phrase means!"

Hey man, this is your home
Show a little pride
Take a little time
To be the good guy

I was sitting on a branch in a tree
I was looking around when it spoke to me
"Would you carry a message please?
Would you carry a message for me?"

"I've listened to strangers as they pass by
They say the problems so big
that we shouldn't even try
Well, I wanna know
who you think will save you!"

Hey man, this is your home
Show a little pride
Take a little time
To be the good guy
Track Name: Ain't no Superhero
I can't fight
Can't shoot lasers from my eyes
And i'm not sure if I wanna fly
'Cause I'm afraid of heights

I thought my memory
Was above average maybe
Well you told me everything you need
But I forgot completely

So can I make it up to you?
How can I make it up to you?
Oh can I do a dance for you?
Can I go and improvise a tune?

If I try as hard as I can,
Ain't ever gonna be no Superman
Wouldn't you be bored with Superman?
Wouldn't you be bored with Superman?

Ain't no superhero clearly
But I feel so sure I can make you happy

When you're too warm
I can't cool you off
When you're far away
I can't hear you talk
And if you need me to lift a car
Well you're out of luck

But when you're cold
I can share my heat
If you're starved
I know what you wanna eat
And when you say you've had a bad day
I can cheer you up

So I will be up front with you
Yes I will be up front with you
Sometimes I'll go and play the fool
But I'll do the best I can for you

If I try as hard as I can
Ain't ever gonna be no Superman
Wouldn't you be bored with Superman?
Wouldn't you be bored with Superman?

Ain't no superhero clearly
But I feel so sure I can make you happy
Track Name: Hands of the Dead
I know that you're out there
Under the glassy sand
You won't be the first to fall at my feet
By my determined hand

I look at this wasteland
Desolation is all I view
I can't help but think of the cause
My thoughts, they turn to you

In the land of the dead
The black arms from the corpse
Their voices fill my head

"We don't have time for you to think about it"

It's my quest that consumes me
But I do all of this for you
The stories said this place
Could bring you back
I trusted they were true

The idols have crumbled
I made sure that the last one fell
My mind is dark, ragged and worn
My body an empty shell

For the hands of the dead
The black arms from the corpse
Claim my body theirs

"We don't have time for you to think about it"
Track Name: Ooo
The new world is our Ooo
The future has come to soon
This time we can't backtrack
And say everything is fine all right okay

But with you I know I'm safe,
My friends are my greatest shield
From knives, from jerks,
From demonic beasts
And all the evil in between

When it seems evil surrounds
It might look hopeless but don't you worry

I'm in my element now
The world's all magic somehow
This should be harder for me but it's not
'Cause I am a fighter

I'm in my element now
If you need me for anything
Just call or gem and I'll run
To be at your shoulder

Across our mountains and fields
I never found anyone
I like as much as you
Though it makes me so confused

But I know that you're a princess
And can't be that way to me
So use my might
And I'll protect you every day and night

When it seems evil surrounds
It might look hopeless but don't you worry

I'm in my element now
The world's all magic somehow
This should be harder for me but it's not
'Cause I am a fighter

I'm in my element now
If you need me for anything
Just call or gem and I'll run
To be at your shoulder

(Peace on Ooo)
(Grab your sword and grab your ax)
(These shoulders can be yours)
(Who wants to play video games?)

I'm in my element now
The world's all magic somehow
This should be harder for me but it's not
'Cause I am a fighter

I'm in my element now
If you need me for anything
Just call or gem and I'll run
To be at your shoulder
Track Name: Until Next Time
When will you back?
We miss you already
I can't believe that it's time to say good-bye

Will you promise to return
As soon as you're ready?

When you become lonely
Remember we're waiting here for you
We'll always be here for you

Please don't go
Just stick around for a while
We all feel so
Lucky to see you smile

So please don't go
Just stick around for a bit
The night's still young
And this could be all we get

I know it's late
But let's play one more game
How 'bout the one where we become
Masters of time and space

The galaxies, the moon, the stars
The lonely comets in the deepest dark
It's all a stage, a fun excuse
So we can stay close to you

When you become lonely
Remember we're waiting here for you
We'll always be here for you

It's time to go
It's difficult to admit
But at some point
You gotta know when to quit

So it's time to go
But we're terrible at goodbyes
So we'll just say
We can't wait until next time!