Nonsense Syllables

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released March 1, 2011

Kevin Miller - Vocals, Keyboard, Tenor Sax, Clarinet
Matt Klein - Guitar
David Uhl - Bass
Ronald Stockwell - Drums
Eric Miller - Trombone
Nick Natalie - Alto & Tenor Sax
Raymond James Mason - Trombone, Vocals

Words and Music by Kevin Miller

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Track Name: Vacation From Sanity
There is nothing wrong with me I swear
I’m doing just fine
I’m just taking a vacation
Out of my mind

I should really look into a hotel
A place to stay
But I’ll probably just wind up winging it
I feel it’s better that way

They’re all crazy
Yes you’re all crazy
And I’m the only normal one

There’s a nice casino resort on
The coast of deranged, I hear
Or a bed and breakfast in bonkers
It’s supposed to be nice this time of year

Looney’s on the lake, there’s a mountain view
A few miles west
But if you’re looking to catch some sunshine
Berserk is best

Consciously deciding to
Subconsciously collapse
Just hope I remembered
To bring the maps, and maybe a change of socks

There is nothing wrong with me I swear
I’m doing just fine
I’m just going away, out of my mind
I’m going out of my mind, I’m going out of my mind
I’m really going

They’re all crazy
Yes you’re all crazy
Everybody’s crazy
And I’m the only normal one
Track Name: Rehashing Tales
He packed a rose and a begonia, California
Never said goodbye
Bought a one way ticket and shredded the receipt
Didn’t stop to think about why
Some twenty years later, a letter,
Found a pencil to signed his name
And sometimes I wish I had the courage to do the same

Questioning is something we all do
But I wouldn’t change a single thing if I had to

Drop back to the days of old
We know the stories have so many times before been told
Rehashing tales like we’re all unaware
But I know, I swear, I saw, I was there
We reminisce so much we idealize everything
Ignoring what the future could bring
Instead of living for the moment, we’re living in the past
Simpler times just won’t last

And questioning is something we all do
But I wouldn’t change a single thing if I had to
Cause times will change themselves, we will grow to
Understand what we have been through and will go through

Don’t worry, it don’t do you no good, believe me
Don’t worry, it don’t do you no good, believe me
Track Name: The Oceans Drowned In Us
People packed together like the contents of a suitcase
The Earth’s now full, to capacity
They began to shout as all the walls gave out from too much
Pressure on them with increasing ferocity

No more space to move or flinch
The population per square inch still growing
We’ve hit the ceiling
I’m not singing doom or gloom but
There is simply no more room
I swear it feels like the oceans are drowning in us

Gravity gave up it was not strong enough to hold on
So everyone began to fall
Yeah they were falling upwards off the earth and into outer space
Oh light-years away from this world

Not a place to move or flinch
The population per square inch still growing
Well past the ceiling
I’m not singing doom or gloom but
There is simply no more room
I swear it feels like the oceans are drowning in us

On a cold and damp November day a child was born and
The world began to overflow
Mom and Dad were not informed there were no vacancies so
Put him back, there’s nowhere for him to go

No more space place to move or flinch
The population per square inch still growing
We’ve hit the ceiling
I’m not singing doom or gloom but
There is simply no more room
I swear it feels like the oceans are drowning in us
Track Name: Collecting Dust Upon A Shelf
I have to say that you caught me by surprise but
It sure as hell is not surprising
Don’t care about anyone else just
Up and left it all behind
You took the easy way out but even
I admit it looked enticing
But you went from following blindly
To become completely blind

Why can’t you get over it and stop obsessing
‘Bout the way people perceive you
Once proud achievements now
Collecting dust upon a shelf
So aggressively apathetic,
You expect me to believe you
I’m not entirely convinced that
You’re believing in yourself

You’re giving up, you’re tearing down
All you built down to the ground
But for what, what’s the cause
For all that’s lost?

We must not yield to anyone’s obstructions
Onward we push, ambitions never fade
To our success we write our own instructions
And when we win, it will be worth the wait

You have no idea, nor the ability to grasp
Why I can no longer fall asleep, so nice you asked
We all struggle to find meaning but I thought I had
Sorry to have been an inconvenience, hope you’re glad

We must not yield to anyone’s obstructions
Onward we push, ambitions never fade
To our success we write our own instructions
And when we win, it will be worth the wait

You’re giving up, you’re tearing down
All you built down to the ground
But for what, what’s the cause
For all that’s lost?
Track Name: Ain't Meant To Be
I don’t know why we even try
Cause some things just ain’t meant to be
Wherever you are, how near or how far
The end is just out of reach

Spend your whole life workin' for something
And after all it turns out to be nothing
I don’t know why we even try
Cause some things just ain’t meant to be

Now I have to wonder what it is
That keeps us going through times like this
Now I’m not saying give up all together
But if you pick your battles it all works out for the better

Cause I spent my whole life workin' for something
Don’t you know in the end it turned out to be nothing
I don’t know why we even try
Cause some things just ain’t meant to be

Spend your whole life workin' for something
And after all it turns out to be nothing, nothing
This fight ain’t worth fighting, the war is done
Sometimes when you lose is when you’ve really won

I don’t know why we even try
Cause some things just ain’t meant to be
Track Name: Double Vision
I cannot see so well
To my fair sight I say farewell
I cannot see so well
Everything’s double as far as I can tell

What a tremendous disgrace
Been knocked right off my face
I’m looking all over the place
But it’s all just a waste

They’re sure not here
But I’m not sure they’re
Anywhere

I cannot stand so well
Onto the cold concrete I fell
I cannot think so well
Rational reason has all but gone to hell

Time to admit my defeat
Been knocked right off my feet
Actions are not so discrete
Just hope it don’t repeat

Cause I’m sure not here
But I’m not sure I’m
Anywhere

Searching and crawling across the floor
Just what am I looking for
I know its gone, it’s been trampled to oblivion
Seeking and sprawling across the floor
Just what am I looking for
I know they’re gone, they’ve been trampled to oblivion, I know

Time to admit my defeat
Been knocked right off my feet
Actions are not so discrete
Just hope it don’t repeat

I’m sure not here
But I’m not sure I’m
Anywhere
Track Name: Winter Of Reform
Vitals are stable
We are now able to
Begin operating
No more awaiting so
Prepare anesthesia
Mild amnesia is a
Fairly common symptom
This is the winter of reform

Now the calm before the storm
It is so far from the norm
It’s unusually warm
Don’t expect return to form

Woke on a table
Slightly unable to
Recall past events that
Had come and went before a
Scar above the eyebrow
Explained not why, how come it
Was just a splinter
This is the winter of reform

Now the calm before the storm
It is so far from the norm
It’s unusually warm
Don’t expect return to form

There was a fire in my mind
We put it out and we set it right
There was a storm cloud over town
We took it up and we took it down

There was a fire in my mind
We put it out and we set it right
There was a storm cloud over town
We took it up, you know we took it down
Track Name: Cupcake Massacre
The whole world’s in Technicolor
And I am a coloring book
They’re all following Captain Jack Sparrow
While I remain loyal to Captain
Hooked on a dance craze from two years ago
I didn’t hear that the trend was now sitting still
As I boogie down in front of a crowd
While the crowd grows ill

I keep showing up late to the party
But the party moved somewhere else
Everyone’s sipping on Bacardi
I grabbed the apple juice off my shelf
I keep showing up late to the party
So late that I miss the next one
Cause I was tardy

(Ooo-ooo-ooo)
So throw your cupcake massacre
But I’m still into the munchkin war
While they climb in through the window
I’ll continue to use the door

I shoulda known, shoulda know-ow-own
I shoulda known, shoulda know-ow-own

Yo llego tarde a la fiesta
They don cotton, I’m suited in silk
All my friends are imbibing gin and Fresca
I brought the chocolate milk
I keep showing up late to the party
So late that I miss the next one
Cause I was tardy
To the party

(Ooo-ooo-ooo)
Go ahead and stage your dog fights
I’ll stick to my puppy disagreements
They’re all singin with the angels
Guess I know what it feels like to be a demon

I shoulda known, shoulda know-ow-own
I shoulda known, shoulda know-ow-own