Galapagos

by Building Rockets

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released May 26, 2016

Written, recorded, and mixed by Sam Heath at Tiny Spaceship Studios. Mastered by Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders, Austin, TX.

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Building Rockets Austin, Texas

Building Rockets is occasionally a band and occasionally a bedroom recording project.

It sounds a little like The Pixies and Wilco covering Fountains of Wayne songs while “Abbey Road” plays in the background.

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Track Name: Melancholy Girl
Everybody's asking me the question
Everybody's wanting to know why
A week's worth of rainy days is painted clear upon her face and
She only smiles when she cries

She's a melancholy girl

Everybody's asking her this question
Everybody's wanting to know why
The Cure's playing on the stereo and
She plays the only song I know and
It's hard 'cause I know boys don't cry

She's a melancholy girl
She's a melancholy girl
And it never stops raining in her mind
Track Name: Thurston & Kim
Hey hey there, have you heard the news?
If they can't keep it together, what are we supposed to do?
Send me a letter, drop me a line
We'll make it better, while we've still got the time

Oh, Thurston and Kim
Is it that she's off bass
Or is it him?
Turn down the noise now, and think of the kids
What are we supposed to do when even you turn out like this?

Hey hey now, honey
Let me hold your hand
Maybe they'll work it out for the sake of the band
We'll be okay now, listen to me
We'll swim together forever in our own diamond sea

Oh, Thurston and Kim
Is it that she's off bass
Or is it him?
Turn down the noise now, and think of the kids
What are we supposed to do when even you turn out like this?
Track Name: Inverted Jenny
Inverted Jenny, what you doin' with your head in the clouds
Climbing higher, getting close to the ground
Jenny, you're going down

Jenny, baby, I thought that you should know
If you think I'm above you, I'm really below
You need to turn this whole thing around

You're wrong in all the right ways
Now please look up at my face
I've got a feeling that's so powerful
This could all be valuable someday

And when you held onto my hand
It made me hope you'd understand
That when I look into your eyes
You make me realize

Jenny, baby, I thought that you should know
If you think I'm above you, I'm really below
You need to turn this whole thing around
'Cause Jenny, you're going down
Jenny, you're going down
Track Name: Don't Mess With Texas
I was goin' through Amarillo drivin' until dawn
When I stopped at the Stuckey's to get my coffee on
A man pulled up right next to me with a Stetson on his head
And a bumper sticker on his F-150 right below his gun rack said:

Don't Mess With Texas, kid
'Cause that's where all my exes live
And each one keeps a shotgun by the bed
Driver carries $20... in ammunition
To put your ass out of commission
So watch your step before you end up dead

So I got myself a Slim Jim and some caffeine for the road
But when I walked out the door, my rig was bein' towed
And on that tow truck's bumper, right beside the number "3"
I saw the biggest damn bumper sticker you ever did see
And it said:

Don't Mess With Texas, kid
'Cause that's where all my exes live
And each one keeps a shotgun by the bed
Driver carries $20... in ammunition
To put your ass out of commission
So watch your step before you end up dead
Track Name: King of the Sellouts
I know I've been gone for a while
I know it's been hard to keep the stars aligned
Now all the fingers point my way
Don't even check the mail these days
Wish I could've proved you wrong

I know everything was broken from the start
Listened only to my brain and never to your heart
Now all the boys are sending out
Messages I'm selling out
I can't even say they're wrong, 'cause

Oh, it's too late
Oh, it's too late
'Cause I'm the king of starry-eyed naivete and compromise
I'm the king of all the sellouts

I know I've been gone for a while
I know it's been hard to keep the stars aligned
But all the boys are sending out
Messages I'm selling out
I can't even say they're wrong