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released January 26, 2013

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Track Name: Hot Local Singles Are Waiting For Your Call
Come inside toward the light, gonna be one heck of a night
Come join the fabulous faction
We've read all our Proust, we've eaten our couscous
and now we're ready for action

Hot local singles are waiting for your call
Hot local singles are waiting for your call

Fill up all of our holes, they were dug by some moles
One night in Guadalajara
Our panties are warm, category 5 tropical storm,
We're Sodom and we're Gomorrah

Hot local singles are waiting for your call
Hot local singles are waiting for your call

tell it to the judge
(In Central Booking)
she a TV judge
(very good looking)
she'll set your bail low,
she’ll say: "put your lips together and blow"

Our boxers are tight, many wrongs make a right
We want it all, not a fraction
let us join all our hearts, and the rest of our body parts,
We'll see you later -- in traction

Hot local singles are waiting for your call
Hot local singles are waiting for your call
Track Name: Another Day
How it happens on a new day
As the bathroom boys awake you
In a bebop that's the backup
For their voices that demand you
As their Legos pierce your footsteps
And you yell 'Aim for the toilet'
A familiar refrain, a case of deja vu
That surrounds you in its aggravations
and denied exasperations,
It's another time, it's another place, it's another day.

As you microwave their Pop Tarts
Hear their embryonic grumbles
Loudly begging for your presence
Without which they can't ignore you
Give a cameo performance
In absorbing daytime drama
Safely acted on stain-resistant Herculon,
As you ask if kids on other planets
Wipe their tentacles on the guest towels
It's another time, it's another place, it's another day
It's anothehr time, it's another place, it's another day.

As you fix the horizontal
Turn to study the Ricardos
Catch the light of your reflection
Late Still Life by unknown artist
Midlife Wife with Hoover Upright
Madly lit behind the pupils
(Seven-forty on the verbal, and seven-ten on the math),
And the memory rocks you like a nightmare,
Then deserts you like a daydream,
It's another time, it's another place, it's another day.
It's another time, it's another place, it's another day.
Track Name: We Are Your Parents
We are your parents, We are your parents,
We don't intend to interfere, we won't be staying for a year,
We are your parents, We are your parents,
Whatever it is that you do, we'll fit right in and do it too,
We are your parents, We are your parents,
And we only want what's best for you.

She is your mother. I am your mother.
I am not just your father's wife, I have developed my own life,
He is your father. I am your father.
I don't just work I also cry, I'm really quite a feeling guy,
I am your father. And we only want what's best for you.

We went to Woodstock, when we were hippies,
We went to Woodstock, when we were hippies,
I got there early with my band, I left, couldn't use the Portosan,
When we were hippies, When we were hippies,
Love bloomed while Nixon met his fate, conceived you during
Watergate,
When we were hippies, when we were hippies,
Now we only want what's best for you.

Do you have any (Shhhhh!) marijuana?
Do you have any (Shhhhh!) marijuana?
We only want to smoke with you to feel like we're still twenty-two,
Do you have any (Shhhhh!)?
To get the feelings that we miss we really need some cannabis,
Do you have any (Shhhhh!) marijuana,
And we only want what's best for you.

Oh how we love you, oh how we love you!
And though you have our full respect Dad sees some things
you might correct
Oh how we love you, oh how we love you!
And though we're proud you're on your own your mother wants a
daily phone call, cause we love you! oh how we love you!
I am your mother, I am your father,
When we were hippies, when we were hippies,
Do you have any? Do you have any?
We are your parents! We are your parents!
And we only want what's best for you.
Track Name: Mama
I was a parasitic boy,
my mama said, "Put down that toy,
This shelter will not last the night,
You must set out and seek the light,

"My son, your fortune's far away,
you cannot stay another day,
it's called The Great Maturity,
you must be strong, take it from me,"

Mama mama take me back
Deep inside your amniotic sac
don't want to run, I just want to hide
reabsorb me in the womb inside you

I was wrong, I was young and green o
I let you send me for a capuccino
should have stayed where it's safe and hot
now I know you are all that I got

I cannot find my way on earth
I can't find love or joy or mirth
the lights are on but I am blind
I have no soul, no peace of mind

I was not ready to explore
Did mama think I was a whore?
When lady sent me off to sea
I was not ready to be free

Mama mama sent me away
Down to the shore where the seababies play
I was lost so I went for a ride
Should have left my 'bilicus inside you

Mama mama my frontal lobe
cannot make it on this giant globe
I am so weak like a capon wing
Can only whisper but I cannot sing

oh MA ------- MA!!!!!!!!
Track Name: They Want A Seed
Listen all you misters,
All the lovely sisters
want a tiny mouth to feed
though they're gettin' older
gals are gettin' bolder
looking for a way to breed
they want a seed
they want a seed
with so much passion

No procrastinatin'
time for procreatin'
time to try to act with speed
all the single women
need the thing that's swimmin'
need to try to find a seed
they want a seed
they want a seed
they'll stop at nothing

Balances are tilting, lovely flowers quickly wilting
all the charming ladies are agreed
"nothing's gonna cheat us of a brand new shiny fetus"
and so and so and so

some will tell their date, "hon,
I really think you're great fun,"
then they'll surely get some seed
Gals of modern stye can get it in a vial,
freeze-dried and guaranteed
They want a seed,
with so much passion

Clocks are quickly ticking
but these gals are strictly sticking
to a plan to get the key to life they need
so if you are an XY you may certainly be next, guy
and so and so and so

If a miss is wishin' a delicate condition
don't think she's going to wait for a prince on a white steed
she's gotten so much wiser,
just needs some fertilizer
just needs a tiny little seed
She wants a seed,
She needs a seed,
She'll take that seed,
She wants a seed,

Better look out!

OH BABY!
Track Name: Special Boy
In the cafe, Avenue A,
Drinking a latte, writing my screenplay,
Must get it done, while I'm still young
Already passed my twenty-first birthday
I want the world to know I'm a special boy.

Moved back to town, B.A. from Brown,
Thesis on Freud and French semiotics
Video's next, montage with text
pomo critiques of bourgeois neurotics
I want the world to know I'm a special boy.

My script will reference David Lynch, Godard and Bergman
The score will nod to Brian Eno
My style merges gender politics and New Wave
I'm gonna bury Tarantino.

Scene one begins: girl drinking gin
Bartender says, "Can I get you some tonic?"
Gotta think more. Can't be a bore.
Dialogue's gotta be much more ironic
I want the world to know I'm a special boy.


Some day they'll see that I'm a fucking brilliant artist
I'll go to Sundance and to Cannes
I'll win awards and drink absinthe with French directors
While Facebook "friends" click "I'm a fan"

Still on Scene One: girl steals a gun,
then says to bartender: “let's play strip poker”.
Please kill me now. So middlebrow.
Better off dead than to be mediocre.
I want the world to know I'm a Special Boy
Track Name: Daddy
Daddy found a way to make me happy, Daddy found a way,
Daddy found a way to make me happy, Daddy found a way,
He says, "Oh baby, oh baby, oh baby"

Daddy found a way to make me happy, Daddy found a way,
Daddy found a way to make me happy, Daddy found a way,
He says, "Oh baby, oh baby, oh baby"

All my life, I needed a Daddy
With Gucci golf shoes and an African caddy,
He makes me feel like a woman of style,
He makes me way to scream "Zieg Heil!"

Daddy found a way to make me happy, Daddy found a way,
Daddy found a way to make me happy, Daddy found a way.
He says, "Oh baby, oh baby, oh baby."

All my life I wanted a boyfriend
But what I got was so much more than a godsend,
He makes me feel like I'm not alone
He makes me feel like we're on the phone

Daddy found a way to make me happy, Daddy found a way,
Daddy found a way to make me happy, Daddy found a way,
He says, "Oh baby, oh baby, oh baby."

Daddy found a way to make me happy, Daddy found a way,
Daddy found a way to make me happy, Daddy found a way,
He says, "Oh baby, oh baby, oh baby."

(thank you GarageBand for iPad Loops)
Track Name: Animal Love
Agnus dei, rack of lamb,
Suckling pig and Christmas ham,
Pluck a chicken, is it dead,
Boil the feet, and gnaw the head.

Sittin' pretty on top of the food chain
Stomach growling, it's hard to explain,
It's animal love, no pain, no gain, tonight.

Little goldfish, unaware,
Bought to match my velvet chair.
Watch you swimmin' round while I
eat my tunafish on rye.

Chorus

Tenderloin and baby backs
Sizzling flesh and sweet fat cracks
Mother serves a rare pork roast
Drink the blood and suck the host

chorus

Doctor, I've been having dreams,
Carrots cry, zucchini screams,
Wake up and I start to weep,
Have a snack, go back to sleep.

Agnus dei, rack of lamb,
Suckling pig and Christmas ham,
Pluck a chicken, is it dead?
Boil the feet and toss the head.

Take me to the restaurant; tell the waiter what I want;
A monkey piccata! a puppy carbonara!
Woops a standing cat roast
and a bunny on toast
I'd never eat a sparrow
Though I love to suck the marrow.
Track Name: He's A Man
A fish with a mission crawls out of the ocean
On shore leave, orders carbon fizz
A million years he waited for this moment,
Now he thinks, therefore, he thinks he is.

Cause he's a man, he's a real man,
Stands upright, any way he can,
He does the hokey pokey, the bunny hop too,
Fall in line, there's a place for you

A visit to the jungle left a deep impression
A postmodern Tarzan with a Teflon knife
Now he's loaded down with questions for the science teacher
Ready to clone all the primitive life.

Cause he's a man, he's a real man,
Lives in Brooklyn or the Yucatan,
He likes to ride in a Cadillac
Went to the moon, but came right back.

It's really not a philosophical puzzle,
It's just a simple story of matter over mind
Of tax-free municipals and natural selection
Come and join the dance or you'll get left behind.

Cause he's a man, he's your main man,
Thinks he's part of a master plan,
Come on along, there's plenty of space,
That chimpanzee is saving your place
Track Name: Mi Corazon
Mi Corazon
by Your Parents
VERSO (VERSE)
Aquí me siento, ( Here I sit,)
tenso e inmóvil, (Tense and still)
un alma atrapada (a soul caught)
en una bóveda solitario (in a lonely vault)
Siempre pensando, (Always thinking)
siempre evaluando, (Always evaluating)
alejado de mi verdadero yo (alienated from my true self)
Del amor, del placer (From love, from pleasure)
Quiero lanzar (I want to release)
mi pasión (my passion)
¿Cómo puedo liberarme? (How can I free myself?)

CORO (CHORUS)
Mi Corazon, (My heart
mi Corazón, (My heart)
Tengo muchos deseos (I long to get to know you.)
de conocer a usted (To feel all my feelings,)
Sentir todos mis sentimientos (to feel my passion)
Pero ¿como? (but how? )
Dime como, Corazon! (Tell me how, Corazon! )
Dime como, Corazon! (Tell me how, Corazon)

VERSO (VERSE)

Una niña judía de Brooklyn, (A little Jewish girl in Brooklyn)
siempre debe ser bueno (must always be good)
Quita el placer, (Put off pleasure,)
aplazar el deseo, (Put off desire)
Ella debe ser un médico (She must become a doctor)
o un abogado, (or a lawyer)
Pero por la noche se enciende (But at night she turns on)
la radio, (the radio)
escucha música extraña, (Listens to strange music)
no de su pueblo. (not of her people)
Ella no puede entender (She cannot understand)
las palabras, (the words)
Pero ella siente la pasión (But she feels the passion.)
Una palabra siempre se repite (One word is always repeated)
¿Qué puede significar? (What can it mean?)

CORO ( CHORUS)

PUNTO ( BRIDGE)
Muchos años más tarde, ( Many years later.)
todavía tenso y triste (Still uptight and miserable)
recordé (I remembered)
la estación de radio (that radio station)
Miré a mi laptop (I looked at my laptop)
Y finalmente entendí (And finally I understood)
una manera de cambiar mi vida, (a way to change my life,)
para acercarse (to become closer)
a mi alma (to my soul,)
finalmente a cantar (finally to sing)

VERSO ( VERSE)

Abro el traductor de Google (I open the Google Translator,)
tipo en mis pensamientos (type in my thoughts)
y los transforma (and it transforms them)
en el lenguaje de la pasión (into the language of passion)
Y ahora por fin (And now finally)
aquí están mis sentimientos ( here are my feelings.)
Todo suena tan apasionado (Everything sounds so passionate)
cuando canta en español (when sung in Spanish)
Incluso "mi pelo está sucio" (Even "my hair is dirty")
Suena tan profundo (sounds so profound.)
Por fin estoy libre para cantar (I am finally free to sing)
como un verdadero Latina! (like a real Latina!)

CORO ( CHORUS)
Track Name: The Last Taboo
(Inspired by Occupy Wall Street)

When you came for me, picked me up in a taxi cab
And the drinks and the dinner and wine and you paid the huge tab
All night long I felt an ache
To know how much you really make
It’s true
But I wouldn’t dare to ask
Because that question breaks the last taboo

When you sit and you talk with a bunch of your good friends
They complain about how much things cost and how much they all spend
No one’s saying what amounts
Are sitting in their bank accounts
If you
Bring it up they’re all aghast
You’ve crossed a line, you broke the last taboo

We’re taught from birth
hide your net worth
Everyone must collude
All play a game
that we're the same
Questioning is so rude

When you hear the old fat cats, they talk of aches and pains
Swollen prostates, titanium hips, not their capital gains
You don't say, “the way you hoard’s
Part of a system that rewards the few”
Stick to kidney stones they passed
So you won’t dare to break the last taboo.

Manners dictate
That one’s estate
Others shall never know
Class wars are reined
Order maintained
Keeping the status quo

When you’re mad cause the country is run by oligarchs
And you find that you’re studying _Das Kapital_ by Karl Marx
Trouble hiding all your rage, you’re
Thinking you might want to stage a coup
But that plan is from the past
And words can change more than a blast could do
Open up forbidden doors
I’ll show you mine, you show me yours
The talk begins, the die is cast, now
We’ve begun to break the last taboo
We've begun to break the last taboo
Track Name: Assisted Living
I have lost all the things that really mattered to me.
Now I sit with my aide here, watching daytime TV.
But it's not, no it's not, so bad.

My two sons come to visit me occasionally.
Mitch and Len, with the grand kids, and they say this to me:
"Mom, it's not, no it's not, so bad."

In the dining hall, the others greet me with their eyes.
Some are almost friends, while others I despise.
Some eat without their teeth, and those I try so hard to ignore.
Thank god the really messy ones live up on the Alzheimer's floor.

When it's warm, I can sit outside and look at a tree.
When it rains, I glue pasta shapes on wood in O.T.
So it's not, oh it's not, so bad.

Once upon a time, I was married to a man named Sam Gold.
He was kind to me, but then he died and I got old.
I was fine for awhile, but then I left a pot of rice on the stove.
Len and Mitch said, "Mom, it's time to sell the house and move
you to Sheltered Cove."

And some day, you may be someplace like this, just like me.
And the life you live now will be a vague memory.
So have a drink, and please think, it's not so bad.
Have a drink, try to think, It's not so bad.
Track Name: Banks of the Ohio
Your Parents "cover", as the young people say, this traditional tune.

I ASKED MY LOVE TO TAKE A WALK,
TO TAKE A WALK, JUST A LITTLE WALK,
DOWN BESIDE WHERE THE WATERS FLOW,
DOWN BY THE BANKS OF THE OHIO.

AND ONLY SAY THAT YOU`LL BE MINE
IN NO OTHERS ARMS ENTWINE,
DOWN BESIDE WHERE THE WATERS FLOW,
DOWN BY THE BANKS OF THE OHIO.

I HELD A KNIFE AGAINST HER BREAST
AS INO MY ARMS SHE PRESSED,
SHE CRIED, "OH, WILLIE, DON`T MURDER ME,
I`M NOT PREPARED FOR ETERNITY."

AND ONLY SAY THAT YOU`LL BE MINE
IN NO OTHERS ARMS ENTWINE
DOWN BESIDE WHERE THE WATERS FLOW
DOWN BY THE BANKS OF THE OHIO

I STARTED HOME `TWEEN TWELVE AND ONE,
I CRIED, "MY GOD, WHAT HAVE I DONE?
KILLED THE ONLY WOMAN I LOVED,
BECAUSE SHE WOULD NOT BE MY BRIDE."

AND ONLY SAY THAT YOU`LL BE MINE
IN NO OTHERS ARMS ENTWINE,
DOWN BESIDE WHERE THE WATERS FLOW,
DOWN BY THE BANKS OF THE OHIO.