The Amanicans

by The Powder Kegs

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Laura Bowman the powder kegs played at a little store front downtown and we liked them right away. sad they broke up but love their new projects too. Favorite track: Say You Love Me.
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Words and music by The Powder Kegs.
Performed by Ryan Dieringer, Daniel Maroti, Sam McDougle, and Dylan Hume.
Produced by Jonathan Low and The Powder Kegs.
Engineered and mixed by Jonathan Low at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia, PA.
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe at The Maniac Mansion.
All songs published by Unbridled Way Songs 2011 (ASCAP)

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released March 30, 2011

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Track Name: Hospital
Volcanos erupting, the smoke's in your brain /
If this time it don't kill me, it'll come back again /
But you're safe in the hospital, hospital / dead on the phone
But you're safe in the hospital, hospital / dead on the phone
It'll come, it'll come, it'll come while he sleeps / "rest now little baby," you said, "don't you weep" /
you didn't say anything, I heard "don't you weep"

Earthquakes will shatter you, leave you alone /
Death's got its teeth sunk in the back heels of home /
But you're safe in the hospital, hospital / dead on the phone /
But you're safe in the hospital, hospital / dead on the phone
But you came, yes you came / but you came, yes you came /
Over and over, you said, "don't you cry," /
You didn't say anything, I heard "don't you cry" /

Safe in your alarm / Safe in the hospital
Track Name: when the body tricks the mind
when the body tricks the mind

when the body tricks the mind and the load is left for time to try to figure out or prove if our love was born to lose
Track Name: Say You Love Me
Love, you're a real cold giver
Love, it's making me warm
Love, you're working me to pieces
Anywhere I turn to, wherever you are
You give it to me anyway
Give it to my any way you want

Say you love me
And I wont sell your pictures to the reporter who's standing on our lawn

Love, its been a long time with ya
Love, you make it hard to fuck with ya
Blow for blow, I'm coming up hopeful
But you know, anyone who's head's so hard ain't a friend of mine
Anywhere I turn to, wherever you are
You give it to my anyway
Give it to me any way you want

Say you love me
And I wont sell your pictures to the reporter who's standing on our lawn

Love, you're a real sore winner
Love, you know you're doing me harm
Oh, won't you call me on my landline
Cause you know, I'll call you back when I've got the time

Say you love me
And I wont sell your pictures to the reporter who's standing on our lawn
No I won't sell your pictures to the reporter who's writing on our lawn
Track Name: The Sea
the sea

as I look out from my window
I see a bed of blue pillows
down below
as they roll

a soft expanse,
a beggar's trance
my only chance for this romance
is to dance through this world

i will see you as you're going over
you will see me as i'm going under

i will see you as you're growing younger
you will see me as i'm growing older

a birch white beach is just in reach
it scrapes the sea
cause you and me were meant to be
apart
Track Name: Wendy Is Water
Wendy Is Water

wendy says she tastes like water
bland down to the touch
go and find some other lover
you don't need as much

you should go and find the american life you wanna know

wendy says she drinks like water
smooth and cold and blue
reads her book out in the corner
always looking for something new

yeah, she's got a real chance she's gonna find the american life she wants to know

all the leaves are drowning
I thought that you should know
if you stay up on the hill baby
it's bound to overflow
if you stay in the country you will leave me
these buildings they're breaking my back babe

wendy says she is like water
from her toes up to her hair
you can find another lover like me anywhere

you should go and find the american life you want to know

all the leaves are drowning
i thought that you should know
if you stay up on the hill baby
it's bound to let you go
if you stay in the city
you're gonna leave me
these beaches they're slick, don't you slip babe
Track Name: Broke Time
It's the broke time of the year / everybody's broke down here
It's the broke time of the year / everybody's broke down

Fleas fly where the lady lays / her shit's packed up in ready-made rubber-mades / (she's on the move)
Backed up, cracked up / sick of all your "let it rain" talk /
(everyday, it’s the same shit)

It's the broke time of the year / everybody's broke down here
It's the broke time of the year / everybody's broke down

When I went to her room / I could die... /
In the scent of her bleach blond hair / I was flowered by her damn-it-all attitude / She's so rude...

Everyday she wakes up / She needs a codon to put another kettle on the stove / (before she's froze up) / Eyes so lovely / but she peers out not so colorfully /
(she's born to lose...)


It's the broke time of the year / everybody's broke down here
It's the broke time of the year / everybody's broke down

When I went to her room / I could die... /
In the scent of her bleach-blond hair / I was flowered... /
When I went to her room / I could die... /
It was the scent of her bleach-blond hair / I was flowered by her damn-it-all attitude / She's so...

For a time, can't find you anywhere / you must be out of town...
Track Name: Falling Together, Coming Apart
Falling Together, Coming Apart

you're coming up
and out again
between the lines
where nothing ends
and nothings new
and in that there's a lot you've got to lose

you're chasing strangers in the dark
you leap too soon
and miss the mark you thought you knew
and shout the only words you've got to use

everything's falling together,
coming apart
everything's falling together,
coming apart
please find me, please find my mind

you're like a comet
that's catatonic
in every ocean
you see it coming
this idle spinning
has got you thinking
there's no point starting
from the beginning

so
you're coming up
and out again
between the lines
where nothing ends
and nothings new
and in that there's a lot you've got to prove

you're chasing shadows in the dark
you leap to soon
and miss the mark you thought you new
and shout the only words you've got to use

everything's falling together
coming apart
Track Name: The Amanicans
The Amanicans

in every door step there's a doorway
on the door knob there's a door lock
and the door's locked
locked for you
locked for me

there's a key there in your pocket
when you insert it and you turn it
you start searching there for something you can see
it is you
it is me

the windows take off to the town
doing somersaults off ground
through their reflection
what do you see
maybe you
maybe me

your feet come falling down the stairs
to find no house really there
and nobody even cares
that all the peaches and the pears
grow from telephone poles and lightning rods

so, you love to be in love

the priest has his face stuck in his own pants
he's giving sermons to everybody
"can you please come lend a hand?
oh no it's not like that you think
I just wanted to have a drink
you see I left the water running back on land.
you can understand
i'm just like you"
and you're like me

did you receive your invitation to the beheading of the nation?
says the woman as she waves her rubber hand.
"It'll be one great big celebration"
the cursed great migration
of the crows they crow away the marching band.
do you wanna dance?
just with me

"i'm sorry I left the grapes out on the fire escape
i didn't realize their shape couldn't handle all the weight"
from all the people trying to go
i thought I saw them all jump out the window
in their muddy boots they trampled on
and made wine

so, you love to be in love