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COLORPUNCH

by The Hoot Hoots

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1.
In the Air 03:53
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
2.
Gone Far 03:29
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
3.
Heroes 04:26
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
4.
See You 03:07
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
5.
Nancy 03:06
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
6.
Confused 03:56
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
7.
Rocketship 03:05
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
8.
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
9.
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"
10.
Ooo 04:15
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
11.
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!

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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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