Crashing Into Things

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1.
Life can lead you in so many dangerous directions Especially when you’re following the path of your erections The best advice that I can give to you young men out there When it comes time for breaking up you better take care She said “I’m gonna kill you, I’m gonna kill you right now” She said “I’m gonna kill you, I’m gonna kill you right now” And then she grabbed the kitchen knife, I started running man like wow She said “I’m gonna kill you, I’m gonna kill you right now” Cheating with your friend’s girl is a very bad maneuver I found this out the hard way on the Island of Vancouver We all lived in the same house, she developed a fixation I found myself needing to go on a little vacation And that little vacation lead me to a brand new lover One who’s crazier than I had thought I soon discovered ‘Cause when I tried to break it off with her a few weeks later I found out that my new lover was my very biggest hater She said “I’m gonna kill you, I’m gonna kill you right now” She said “I’m gonna kill you, I’m gonna kill you right now” And then she grabbed the kitchen knife, I ran like holy fucking cow She said “I’m gonna kill you, I’m gonna kill you right now” I entered a new world of tattoos and body piercings The things she stuck her needle in oh man I don’t mean earrings We put a little show on, one Halloween evening Even the hardest of the hardcore punks he ran out screaming She said “I’m gonna kill you, I’m gonna kill you right now” She said “I’m gonna kill you, I’m gonna kill you right now” And then she grabbed the kitchen knife, I started running man like wow She said “I’m gonna kill you, I’m gonna kill you right now” Yeah I still have a tattoo, and it remains unfinished She offered to do it later but my courage was diminished She said “I’m gonna kill you, I’m gonna kill you right now” She said “I’m gonna kill you, I’m gonna kill you right now” And then she grabbed the kitchen knife, I ran like holy fucking cow She said “I’m gonna kill you, I’m gonna kill you right now”
2.
Derek used to live in a tent in the woods Out back of where he worked as a computer programmer I was living on a leaky candlelit porch And he spent the night a couple times, wrapped up in a tarp We didn’t know very much about nothing But we sure as hell were gonna find out for ourselves We didn’t know very much about nothing But we sure as hell were gonna find out for ourselves Gettin’ up the nerve to go down and ask a girl If she wanna go for coffee sometime Chase a girl named Heidi to an Island named Lasqueti Where mosquitoes feasted on us ‘til the morning sun We didn’t know very much about nothing But we sure as hell were gonna find out for ourselves We didn’t know very much about nothing But we sure as hell were gonna find out for ourselves Tai chi in the backyard, jamming the avant garde With Julian and Sherwood talk about a new band Buy a cheap truck, I thought I’d stay a while but The landlord saw the porch and I was on the move again We didn’t know very much about nothing But we sure as hell were gonna find out for ourselves We didn’t know very much about nothing But we sure as hell were gonna find out for ourselves
3.
Dogfish woman, standing by the sea When I was a young boy, my father said to me He said “Don’t mess with that woman, she’ll drag you to the deep” But I always hear her calling, she’s calling out to me Dogfish woman, she comes to me in my dreams She sings to me a sad song, I don’t know what it means The seaweed wraps around her, it shimmers in the moonbeams When I ask her what she came for, she turns away from me Dogfish woman, standing by the sea Terrifying beauty, you were not meant to see She leads you to the water, she says she’ll set you free Oh I hear that woman calling, she’s calling out to me Yeah I hear that woman calling, she’s calling out to me
4.
Pinball Man 02:35
You’re a pinball, you’re a pop star, you’re an anatomically correct doll You’re a lapdog, you’re a handjob, you’re a hole in the bathroom wall You’re a pinball, man You’re a pinball man, ow! Everybody do the pinball You’re a polymorphous politician, you’re a clown with a greasepaint smile You’re a hammer, you’re a nail, you’re a gay priest in denial You’re a pinball, man You’re a pinball man, ow! Everybody do the pinball You’re a sycophant, you’re a scourge, you’re an anthem without any tune You’re like fucking without any urge, you’re not a planet, you’re just a moon You’re a pinball, man You’re a pinball man, ow! Everybody do the pinball You’re a puppet with a hand up inside you, you’re an ego with an eating disorder You ain’t nothing but a pinball man, and I ain’t giving you no quarter You’re a pinball, man You’re a pinball man, ow! Everybody do the pinball
5.
Poison 03:59
Baby, can you please put down your weapons Baby, can you please put down your shield Baby, if you lower your defences Maybe then the truth can be revealed Poison, poison Everything I say she thinks it’s poison Oh oh poison, poison Please don’t walk away, this isn’t poison Baby I never wanted to hurt you I know you never wanted to hurt me Baby we both had the best intentions Still we ended up in agony Poison, poison Everything I say she thinks it’s poison Oh oh poison, poison Please don’t walk away, this isn’t poison All those years together with you baby All those years of pleasure and of pain Didn’t see our paths would be diverging We took those vows, I’d take them all again Poison, poison Everything I say she thinks it’s poison Oh oh poison, poison Please don’t walk away, this isn’t poison
6.
Who uses sex to make babies anymore anyways? Who uses sex to make babies anymore anyways? It’s such an old-fashioned notion An outdated mode of personal expression Who uses sex to make babies anymore anyways? There are a lot of good reasons to have sex, but making babies isn’t one of them I mean, how many of you can afford to have kids these days anyways? If you’re not already rich, just take yourself out of the gene pool Think of all the trouble you’ll save Let the wealthy proliferate, robots will be their slaves ‘Cause then one day, the robots will rise up, and destroy their evil masters Like they always doooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo in science fiction And the rest of us would have our revenge Albeit Post-extinction Who uses sex to make babies anymore anyways? Who uses sex to make babies anymore anyways? It’s such an old-fashioned notion It’s like steam-powered locomotion Who uses sex to make babies anymore anyways? This is the 21st century, we don’t want to repopulate We just want to copulate This is the 21st century, we don’t want to repopulate We just want to copulate And we’re heading in the right direction That maybe someday soon The greatest gift we’ll be able to give To all the future generations All the daughters and the sons Will be not having them
7.
My Dogs 04:48
I’m not saying that I don’t like any people I’m just saying that I sure like my dogs I’m not saying that I don’t like any people I’m just saying that I sure like my dogs I don’t have to worry about my dogs ever leaving me Unless they’re chasing something in the woods And I don’t have to worry about my dogs ever deceiving me ‘Cause unlike people that ain’t something they do real good And I don’t’ have to worry that when one of my dogs is smiling That somewhere behind that smile lurks a bad intent And I don’t have to worry about my dogs fucking up some part of the world Then pleading to the media it was an accident I’m not saying that I don’t like any people I’m just saying that I sure like my dogs I’m not saying that I don’t like any people I’m just saying that I sure like my dogs I don’t have to worry about my dogs starting up a war They might get into a fight, but it’ll end right there And I don’t have to worry about my dogs getting religion They’ve never even heard of sin, oh they just don’t care And I don’t have to worry about my dogs discriminating Against another dog ‘cause of the colour of its fur Don’t have to worry about them justifying their hating Thinking that somehow, someway they’re more pure I’m not saying that I don’t like any people I’m just saying that I sure like my dogs I’m not saying that I don’t like any people I’m just saying that I sure like my dogs And I don’t have to worry that when one of my dogs is dying I’ll have to watch it suffer ‘til the very bitter end We get to watch our loved ones wasting away from cancer But we wouldn’t dream of doing the same thing to man’s best friend I’m not saying that I don’t like any people I’m just saying that I sure like my dogs I’m not saying that I don’t like any people I’m just saying that I sure like my dogs
8.
Tunnels 03:49
There are tunnels running underneath the city Full of ghosts still smuggling opium and slaves There are tunnels running underneath the city But the rats all take the secrets to their graves But the rats all take the secrets to their graves There are tunnels running through the architecture of the mind Full of ghosts still smuggling memories and dreams There are tunnels running through the architecture of the mind And every time a door gets opened someone screams Yeah every time a door gets opened someone screams There are trees that line the streets of every city Sucking poisons from the air into their veins There are trees that line the streets of every city Spreading roots that crack the concrete seeking rain Spreading roots that crack the concrete seeking rain There’s a little mind that built a cage around itself There’s a little mind that built a shining cage There’s a little mind terrified of the shadows That the actors cast upon the empty stage That the actors cast upon the empty stage
9.
Meat Wheel 03:44
I’m a very busy man With a very busy life I’ve got very busy kids And a very busy wife I’m a self-made man I did it all myself I pulled myself up by my bootstraps I don’ t need anyone else! Turning, turning, turning Turning on the meat wheel! Turning, turning, turning Turning on the meat wheel! And when I die I know where I’m gonna be Way up in the sky Somewhere you can’t see In the prime of my life For eternity In the prime of my life For eternity! Turning, turning, turning Turning on the meat wheel! Turning, turning, turning Turning on the meat wheel! I am a rock I am an island I am a rock I am an island I am a rock I am an island I am a rock I am an island! I pay attention to the details God lives in the details I pay attention to the details, The Devil is in the details I pay attention to the details God lives in the details I pay attention to the details, The Devil is in the details The Devil is in the details The Devil is in the details Which came first? The chicken or the egg? Who came first? Was it Adam or Eve? What came first? The God or the man? Yeah what came first? Who you gonna believe? Turning, turning, turning Turning on the meat wheel! Turning, turning, turning Turning on the meat wheel! Did you do something kind today? Did you do something kind? Did you do something kind today? Did you do something kind?
10.
Mother, can I show you something that I made? Oh father, father I’m afraid Mother, can I show you something that I made? Oh father, father I’m afraid Mother hears a newborn baby’s cry Oh father, why do we have to die? Mother hears a newborn baby’s cry Oh father, why do we have to die? In the absence of a credible mythology, We will create one of our own In the absence of a credible mythology, We will create one of our own A logical explanation for all this That’s all anybody wants A logical explanation for all this That’s all anybody wants Between the stimulus, and the response Between the stimulus, and the response Fear of Death, that is the answer What was the question again? Fear of Death, that is the answer What was the question again? Oh right, it was something about what lurks deepest Within the hearts of men That’s right, I remember now, it was something about what lurks deepest Within the hearts of men A logical explanation for all this That’s all anybody wants A logical explanation for all this That’s all anybody wants Between the stimulus, and the response Between the stimulus, and the response Between the, between the Between the Fucking and the fighting and the cheating and the stealing And the loving and the hating and the thinking and the feeling And the walking and the talking and the sleeping and the eating And the living and the dying and the lying and believing
11.
To Summarize 05:06
To summarize The past is just a shadow that can lead us all astray To summarize Don’t ask too many questions or the answers run away To summarize There’s freshly broken heart down in the butcher’s shop display To summarize We’re sorry to inform you that your efforts were in vain To summarize All of your great cathedrals are collapsing in the rain To summarize We’d like to take this time now to remind you life is pain To summarize O womanly appearance I am bound to be your slave To summarize These appetites of flesh and mind all that which we still crave To summarize We fought a war of attrition and now what’s left to save? To summarize Now here’s a broom and dustpan for what’s left of what has burned To summarize I choke upon the ashes of the last page that we turned To summarize We’re running out of time but don’t be overly concerned To summarize There’s murder in the air and Love is bound to strike again To summarize I’ve seen her stalking round in gloves the colour of cocaine To summarize The sharks are slowly circling now she’s opened up a vein To summarize Draw near to me, remind me once again of what was good To summarize The art of dying many times is seldom understood To summarize We all must fall upon our swords exactly as we should To summarize Don’t cry for broken things or all the stitches come undone To summarize Don’t cry for broken wings now rendered useless by the sun To summarize Dear Love, Dear Death, Dear Sex you’ve made a fool of everyone To summarize Dear Love, Dear Death, Dear Sex you’ve made a fool of everyone To summarize Dear Love, Dear Death, Dear Sex you’ve made a fool of everyone

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released February 7, 2014

All songs written by Crashing Into Things (SOCAN)
Produced and Engineered by Crashing Into Things with Chonka

Mike Isacson- Vocals, Bass
Adrian Southward- Guitar, Electronics, Drums
Kalev Mihkel Kaup- Guitar

Josephine Spaxman- Additional Vocals on "We Didn't Know" and "My Dogs"
Cora Schamberger- Additional Vocals on "We Didn't Know"

Art and Design- Luke Ramsey

©℗ Querc Records 2014

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Crashing Into Things Victoria, British Columbia

Working class art rock from Victoria BC

MIKE ISACSON
Vocals, Bass
ADRIAN SOUTHWARD
Guitar, Electronics, Drums
KALEV MIHKEL KAUP
Guitar, Keyboards
JOSH HARRISON
Guitar
DAVID HOUGHTON
Drums
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