Galapagos

by Building Rockets

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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
2.
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?
3.
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
4.
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
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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

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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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