Grnd Pnng

by Eichin Schmeichin

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"The Very First Album by JOHN IKE," it says on the cover art. Not quite true if you count my 100 Songs Project as an album. I also decided, by the time the album was completed, not to go by the dorky pen name "John Ike."

This one took way too long to make, by the way.

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released May 21, 2015

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Track Name: Holy Water
We walked throughout the forest
So in love
She was a gorgeous florist
and Noah's dove brought us the leaf

We passed the graveyard of the wooden soldiers
Her head was on my shoulder
The woods were growing colder

But the wood would be good to build a boat
A boat to float on holy water

The garbage truck was beeping
Dreams away
Turns out that I'd been sleeping
She's a fake

And I'll admit that I was disappointed
I thought I'd been anointed
But now I was disjointed
Track Name: The Jar is a Door
I was wrong (I was wrong!)
I've been wrong before
I thought the door was a jar
But it turns out the jar was a door

You were right (You were ri-i-i-ight)
You were always right (You were)
I should've taken your advice
But I thought I was so bright

Hey, let's go to the
place where drunken faces
look so out of place
I think I've got a ticket
Track Name: Up Syndrome
Stream of conscience
Or consciousness' right clamp
Too damp to decide

Up syndrome
Everyone along long ride
Everyone along long ride

Writing "worthless" on the wall
Without purpose, none at all
Surface of lies

Up syndrome
Waiting for a sad high tide
Painting on a cyanide

Suspension of disbelief
Human ingenuity
They all coincide

I've got up syndrome
Track Name: Great Horned Owl
Past the profit-eyed loon,
the red balloon,
and her promise is so nice
I escaped by an inch,
but that will do
Now I'm free and it's so nice

Great horned owl

Playing coffee-like tunes,
we made the moon,
took a look at the blue sky
Everything was so green,
know what I mean?
(harmonica followed by corny faked laughter and me saying "Alright")

Great horned owl

Sunsets prove that leaving the womb
was a good idea, and so are you
cuz your eyes are blue, and that means a lot to meeeeeeeeeeee,
girl
Yeah

Every time I choose,
the owl "hoo"s,
so I "hoo" back in pure slice
1, 2, 3, 4
Along comes more
than would just suffice (Hoo-ooo-ooo-ooo)

Great horned owl

Evelyn ties my choose
The way she wooes
May be plain, but she's my light
And we're happy, us two
Our love is true,
and her promise is so nice
Track Name: Real Song
Procrastination's eating up my time
I know I'll pay the price later on
But now my time is mine, and I'm writing rhymes
to include in this song

This one is a love song, dedicated to my latest crush
I get so infatuated, but it really doesn't mean very much

No fascination with a normal life
I want to leave a mark when I'm gone
All that I want to do is what is right
and not do what is wrong

Watching all the people walk around underneath the sky
They've all got very complex lives
Track Name: With Satan On Their Shoulders
With Satan on their shoulders,
disguised in angel drag,
everyone is so impressed
by his silky long white dress
but it's just rags

With Bibles on their eyeballs,
they try to understand
But they read it upside-down,
mix a lot of things around,
just like Satan planned

Oh-oh-oh-oh
It's all a big mess
Difficult to understand
Quite a hard test
But I'm gonna do it,
join the ranks of the blessed
Track Name: Made in China
Everything is made in China
Put together in the factories
Everyone is made in China
except for the Chinese

The Chinese are made on the moon
by aliens from Neptune
Track Name: A Pacific Garden Mission Jingle
Pacific Garden is the place to go
if you are weary and homeless and cold
Track Name: Troubled Minds
Your appendix burst
and it ran away
Sounds like you're just cursed
I don't know what to say

I wish that I could find
medicine for your troubled mind
But I can't
No, no

You are one of many
people that I know
with shadow eyes
all ready to go

I wish that I could find
medicine for your troubled minds
But I can't
I'll still try

And all those attempts
You know what they meant
All the kids at school
They look pretty spent

I wish that I could find
medicine for their troubled minds
But I can't
I can't
Track Name: Be Alone
What's that crawling on the wall?
Who's that calling on the phone?
Please leave your message at the tone
I want you to think I'm not at home

I want to be alone, be alone

I'm gonna leave my house
I'm gonna take a walk outside
I'm gonna watch the clouds
It never is too loud outside

I can hear myself think
I don't wanna be alone
I don't wanna be alone anymore
I don't wanna be alone anymore
I don't wanna be alone anymore
Track Name: Falling in "Love" With Girls
Nate says he's given up hope
Says that he's at the end of his rope
I told Nate, don't give up
Even though you're tired of falling in "love"
with girls
Track Name: The Deer Are Still Out There
Time is passing right before my eyes
My mind is filling up with fears
I know that my world eventually dies
and there's no way to turn back the years

Everything's changing
and rearranging
Sometimes it pains me
Saying goodbye

If the deer are still out there, it'll be all right
I need to know that some things never change
If the deer are still out there, it'll be all right
I need to know that some things never change
Changing....

I-I-I-I'm not somebody who likes to go 'round
wearing all their feelings on their sleeves
But I'll admit it, as of now
I just don't know what to believe

Everything's changing
Turning into strange things
Sometimes it pains me
Saying goodbye

If the deer are still out there, it'll be all right
I need to know that some things never change
If the deer are still out there, it'll be all right
Changing.....
I need to know that some things never change