Crashing Into Things

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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

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

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Track Name: (She Said) I'm Gonna Kill You
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”
Track Name: We Didn't Know
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
Track Name: Dogfish Woman
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
Track Name: Pinball Man
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
Track Name: Poison
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
Track Name: Who Uses Sex To Make Babies?
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
Track Name: My Dogs
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
Track Name: Tunnels
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
Track Name: Meat Wheel
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?
Track Name: Stimulus and Response
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
Track Name: To Summarize
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