Wildlife Pop

by Stepdad

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released 12 June 2012

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All songs written by ultramark and Ryan McCarthy

Produced and mixed by Chris Zane

Mastered by Greg Calbi

Album artwork by Jason Naumann

Recorded @ Gigantic Studios NYC
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Official Site - www.stepdad.us

Facebook - www.facebook.com/stepdadmusic

last fm - last.fm/music/stepdad

Twitter - www.twitter.com/fancystepdad

Label - www.blackbellrecords.com

Contact - stepdad@redghost.com

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Track Name: Must Land Running
Beams of light hear my call
Beams of light break my fall

Breezy nights in my car
Breezy nights break these walls

After all these hammers thrown
After all these broken bones

I can barely hobble on
I can barely hobble on

Feel it all
Feel it all feel it all feel it all without you
Take it back
Take it back take it back take it back with you

Feel it all
Feel it all feel it all feel it all without you
Take it back
Take it back take it back take it back with you

Rushing waves hear my call
Rushing waves stand so tall

Raging fire hear my call
Raging fire cover all

There is water when i'm thirsty
There is sun when i am cold
There is food when i am hungry
There is life
There is life

Feel it all
Feel it all feel it all feel it all without you
Take it back
Take it back take it back take it back with you

Feel it all
Feel it all feel it all feel it all without you
Take it back
Take it back take it back take it back with you

Feel it all
Feel it all feel it all feel it all without you
Take it back
Take it back take it back take it back with you

Feel it all
Feel it all feel it all feel it all without you
Take it back
Take it back take it back take it back with you
Track Name: Jungles
t's overwhelming me, the static in the trees
The sun is burning me, there is no cooling breeze
We don't belong to ourselves at the mercy of the cats

We belong to places, to places
Strong and brave, courageous
Our tiger faces

I crouch down low and freeze, the leaves are shuffling
Lips curled away from teeth, she has been prowling me
We don't belong to ourselves, they've been planning their attack

We belong to places, to places
Strong and brave, courageous
Our tiger faces
We belong to what we came from
Leaving home will be a struggle
Wearing masks and beating war drums
Won't equip us for these jungles

We belong to places, to places
Strong and brave, courageous
Our tiger faces
Track Name: Show Me Your Blood
Congratulations seem to be in order
All of my patient dreams
Have gotten shorter
I dare you to walk away from me

All these foundations we have built together
Secured a union
But not by tether
I swear I admire your esprit

My dedication may've been overwhelming
But if you felt that way,
Why wouldn't you tell me
I wear obsession on my sleeve

My incantations sound like a campaign speech
My trepidations pound
Throughout my strained reach
I will live without living

So take me back home let me know that you're human
Touch me and feel all the damage that you did
Show me you blood

I wanna meet him and see what I am not
I wanna break through
This chronic blood clot
I don't wanna stand back now

I can't compete with him, I don't got what he's got
My heart will be a rock
An empty parking lot
Get away, I'll nurse myself to health

So take me back home let me know that you're human
Touch me and feel all the damage that you did
Show me you blood
Track Name: Will I Ever Dance Again
As if the walk down the block was on a tightrope
Stop to watch the concrete decompose
I've been searching to find out where the grass grows

The wind is an insect with a bloodlust
Stinging with grey sheets of a thick dust
Lord, I need to find someone I can trust

I don't know where you're hiding, don't know where to find you
Don't know why this must be true
I can't remember fighting, can't remember lying
Can't remember wronging you

You're not here to point the right direction
Will I ever dance again?
You're not here to help me ease this tension
Will I ever dance again?
Will I ever dance again?

Whenever I do it wrong it feels so right
Every single night feels like it's the night
I have heard the bark and I've felt the bite

You're not here to point the right direction
Will I ever dance again?
You're not here to help me ease this tension
Will I ever dance again?
Will I ever dance again?

My legs are shaking
My feet stop tapping
I'm not sure how I'm still breathing now
And I feel like I must be leaving now

Will I ever dance again?
Track Name: To Ribbons
Shaking in my bed with songs stuck in my head
And folks are screaming loud all over town

They'll cut you to ribbons
Like I knew they would
Like I thought they might
They'll cut you to ribbons
Did you doubt they could
Did they blow your mind

Nothing's easier
It'll only end up bringing you down
I hear them coming now
I'm not going to boast and I'm not gonna say
I told you so
They'll cut you to ribbons

Don't you hear that distant bell tolling
They just want to get this ball rolling
Track Name: My Leather, My Fur, My Nails
She's got style, She rips it off my back and puts it on her coat hook
She won't smile, You'd best avert your eyes and not give her a second look

Things she wants
Not a companion, but some pages in her journal
Things go wrong
We started equal but it got way too paternal

She wants a coat made of my leather and my fur and my nails
She's always cold despite the weather, She needs sun she's so pale
You think she's had enough, it's not enough
She always wants more, She always wants more
Of my leather and my fur and my nails

Things she wants
Not a companion, but some pages in her journal
Things go wrong
I wouldn't dare do all but keep it all internal

You can't realize the danger that I'm in
If she calls me, I'm not home

She wants a coat made of my leather and my fur and my nails
She's always cold despite the weather, She needs sun she's so pale
You think she's had enough, it's not enough
She always wants more, She always wants more
Of my leather and my fur and my nails

Take me out of water
Shrink me in the dryer
Strut around and let the world know what disaster means
Take me out of water
Shrink me in the dryer
I don't suit my skin

She wants a coat made of my leather and my fur and my nails
She's always cold despite the weather, She needs sun she's so pale
You think she's had enough, it's not enough
She always wants more, She always wants more
Of my leather and my fur and my nails
Track Name: Pick & Choose
If I could pick
Could pick and choose
I choose you it's old news
If I could pick
Could pick and choose
I'd pick you, yeah, I can't lose

Every time I try to call you never pick up the phone
And when you do you've got a million reasons to go
And when I ask you if I'm good enough you tell me no
Sometimes I feel like I can call your bluff, you ought to know

If I could pick
Could pick and choose
I choose you it's old news
If I could pick
Could pick and choose
I'd pick you, yeah, I can't lose

You try to talk like all the world's gonna step on your toes
And make me feel like I should never give a damn 'bout your woes
Don't try and tell me I don't understand
I don't think you really understand
Do you believe that you're the only one
I think you're absolutely wonderful

Hold on, Hold on
I'd give up everything for your admiration
Hold on, Hold on
I wanna let you know that I'm never leaving your side

You and me, we're so caught up in awkward situations
Let me be, be the one who kills this contention
Nothing in this world will stop the beating heart I have for you
Maybe I'm just crazy but I know that you can feel it too, like I do

If I could pick
Could pick and choose
I choose you it's old news
If I could pick
Could pick and choose
I'd pick you, yeah, I can't lose
Track Name: Starfriends on Earth
My friends are the stars and the suns that move me
My friends are the power that is surging through me
My sisters don't know how much they've given me
My brothers have shown me strength in symmetry

Hold on to the sunlight
Stay away from the midnight

I am part of you and you are part of me
A great epiphany that brightens everything
A line of energy, plugged in and running strong

Life is overwhelming, life is overwhelming
Don't question your worth, we're starfriends on earth

My friends are the forest beside the city
My friends show me not what is but what one day might be

Hold on to the sunlight
Stay away from the midnight

I am part of you and you are part of me
A great epiphany that brightens everything
A line of energy, plugged in and running strong

Life is overwhelming, life is overwhelming
Don't question your worth, we're starfriends on earth
Track Name: Treasure Hugs
Well I know he's alive and tricking me into all sorts of things
Bless his soul, bless his mind
He is cold, He is blind
And I know he's wearing out after all these years
And I'll find him dead some morning in my bedroom
He'll have painted all my windows black
Soon I won't have a single dose of tact at all

And I just came back from coffee and I didn't bring my mind
What's the use, it's gone dry
No excuse, no goodbye
And I've locked eyes with a tombstone he doesn't sleep he engineers thoughts
I'll be dead one morning in my bedroom
I'll have covered all my walls with crayon
Obituary reads, “Who's to blame for this disastrous plan?”

Imagine what you could make if your muse hadn't killed herself
And after all these mistakes my life's no better than hell
Maybe delaying the wake wasn't best but I'm starting to tell
No matter what road you take there are spots with bone-dry wells

I was talking to a man one day and he couldn't tell a lie
Time has flown, we will die
We're alone, it's alright
And in time we'll be forgotten every single mortal soul
But you'll be alive one morning in your bedroom
The sun will crack your windows, shake your walls
And you will wake up, realize the walk was worth a thousand falls
Track Name: Exploring
Forcing is different than trying
We can smell each other lying

Never let impatience be your guide
We're only human but we've lived too many days
to let a single bad one come and fill us with pain

He doesn't want to be found
He'll be hiding out, He'll be hiding
Be still and don't make a sound
He will cry out to the night sky now

Fleeing is different than leaving
Reprieve will never be so freeing

When did you decide we don't need the moon when we've got flashlights
How can you discount a million years shining at our side

He doesn't want to be found
He'll be hiding out, He'll be hiding
Be still and don't make a sound
He will cry out to the night sky now

We're like the animals now
Hunting shapes and sounds into morning
Trapping and holding them down
Let them go and keep on exploring

Forcing is different than trying
We can smell each other lying
Track Name: Warrior (Jungles Part II)
Young blood, step forward
Don't hide yourself away, now
Take what I've taught you
Grip firmly and move swiftly

I must answer to the life I gave up
I'll be gone until I finally wake up
I can't be here to catch you when you fall
If you fall

Warrior, the bite marks soon will heal
Warrior, do not forget how it feels
Warrior, never set down your shield
Nor the sword and bow you've learned to wield
Oh, Warrior

Battles will find you
Learn to turn away, now

You must meet them with a humbling wisdom
Challengers will take your courage with them
You must raise your head with dignity toward all
Prepared to fall

Warrior, the bite marks soon will heal
Warrior, do not forget how it feels
Warrior, never set down your shield
Nor the sword and bow you've learned to wield
Oh, Warrior