Staleboat

by Ellen Degenerates

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released May 27, 2016

Produced by Eric B. Maier & Willoughby Morse
Recorded & Mixed at Future Fields Studios in Burlington, VT
Mastered at TurtleTone Studios in NYC by Michael Fossenkemper

Special thanks to Colchester's Mead Hall, Groennfell Meadery, Havoc Mead, Eric Maier, Willoughby Morse, Mark Balderston, Dave Kloepfer, Samuel Julius Finkelman, Maxim Elois Eingorn, Francois DivaMan Clemmons, Kate Eiseman, Meredith White, Our Moms and moms around the world.

All songs written by Ellen Degenerates, additional writing on "Flatheads" by Meredith White & Kate Eiseman

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Ellen Degenerates Winooski, Vermont

Like their name, Ellen Degenerates are a band of juxtapositions: chunky/smooth, peaks/valleys, radio-ready rock n' roll numbers/psychedelic noise journeys

"Mitchell's band is really good! And they are such sweet, sweet boys" - Mitchell's Mom
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Track Name: Sri Lanka
Wanna build me a fort thing
She can't fly with that broken wing
She might try but she just don't know
Ba da da ba ba da ba

Wanna get a lobotomy
I wanna help the economy
A fast task 'cause my memory's slow
Ba da da ba ba da ba

Don't try to explain what you'll never know
Don't try to complain, just let it go

Acute paranoia really dragging me down
Whoa oh oh

Rolling hills of ecstasy
Study pills right next to me
Cheap thrills, I love them so
Ba da da ba ba da ba

Did you lose your love for me?
Did we run out of kerosene?
Don't answer 'cause I already know
Ba da da ba ba da ba

What did you say? I don't know
Say it to my face, not my fucking phone

Acute paranoia really dragging me down
Whoa oh oh
Track Name: Surround Sound
I walk in the department store
'Cause I need, I need a new TV
My old records don't play no more
So I seed, I seed a free mp3

I used to love the radio
When it played, it played the songs I know
Now I love my surround stereo
It's really cool ya know, ya know ya know ya know
Track Name: Flatheads
Flatten out my head to keep it from rolling 'round
Once they thought so too, 1492
Flatten out my head to keep it from rolling 'round
Once they thought so too, 1492

But I don't know where I'm going
I only know where I've been

When the going gets tough, the tough get going
Knowing that the road will provide, road will provide
When the going gets tough, the tough get going
Knowing that the road will provide, road will provide

But I don't know where I'm going
I only know where I've been

Flatten out my head to keep it from rolling 'round
Flatten out the truth, red and black and blue
Flatten out my head to keep it from rolling 'round
Flatten out the truth, red and black and blue

But I don't know where I'm going
I only know where I've been

Flatten out my head to keep it from rolling 'round
Once they thought so too, 1492
Flatten out my head to keep it from rolling 'round
Once they thought so too, 1492

But I don't know where I'm going
I only know where I've been
Track Name: Hockey
Take a look out there, those crusty skies
A crispy breeze, American pie
Did I remember? Or did you forget?
Let me clear my throat
I'm sailing, sailing on a staleboat

Staleboat, staleboat
Staleboat, staleboat

Do you believe, do you believe, do you believe perception?
Or just undetection?
I'm off my boat
Everybody's an ocean, Larries in motion
Let me clear my throat
I'm sailing on a staleboat

Staleboat, staleboat
Staleboat, yes I'm sailing on a staleboat

Staleboat, staleboat
Staleboat, yes I'm sailing on a staleboat
Track Name: Winnebago
Trying to take a picture
When you've got a story to tell
Nice try reading scripture
But you're dragging all of us to hell

At night I lie awake but I refuse
I refuse to take my pills

I'm flying into San Francisco
I'm buying what they're trying to sell
I miss those hippie discos
Can I ring their tie-dyed bells?

Hurry up and wait to cross that Golden Gate Bridge
'Cause I'm worried worried worried worried
Worried that I'm feeling alone

Find me a new Ramona
Say that she's gotta be real
Away with Desdemona
Oh I gotta find a woman to steal

I came by flight to taste that eastern spice
And get my foreign thrills

Christopher Columbus and a New World chick
Some call him a modern hero
But he probably gave her syphilis

In 1493, he took her virginity

So I'll buy me a Winnebago to drive off the edge of the world
I'll call her my Santa Maria
I will love no other girl

I'll conquer those concrete seas
I'll take anything I please

The misty mountain breeze and alpine trees
That we lost so long ago