Peace & Love

by Father Octopus

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released September 12, 2017

father octopus is:
dan brakeley - drums
geoff pitsch - guitar, vocals
john eskew - bass
mike fitzgerald - guitar

music and lyrics by geoff pitsch
produced by izzy maxwell & geoff pitsch
mixed and engineered by izzy maxwell
recorded by peter moore
mastered by jonathan wyner at m-works mastering studio
art and design by erin genett

℗ © 2017 geoff pitsch
all rights reserved

thanks to:
all our friends and family, harmonix, proletariat, death of the cool, princess problems, honest bob and the factory-to-dealer incentives, sherika, devon, roger and val, tuppy

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Track Name: Same Old Shit
speak of the devil
just when you thought they forgot your name
they take your weight
draw your blood
send you home
mail you a letter

heaven never meant all that much to me
but all these numbers check out
oh so healthy

drink it down
break the bed
all in your head
or maybe in mine

i see you lie to my face again, my friend
and everybody loves the game
but i’m not playing

i know you
and i can feel your love
i don’t want it
same old shit

i know you
how to thin the blood
can’t get it up today
same old shit

grind it to an end
shrug it off and then
find another friend
do it again

wait it out it’ll be okay
and no one’s asking me anyway
tell me, tell me
so how’s it going?

wait it out it’ll be okay
and no one’s asking you anyway
tell me, tell me
this is how you want it?

i know you
and we’ve been here before
don’t want to talk about it
same old shit

i know you
and you could be the one
if you could only see your face because
it’s a crying shame

i know you
and i can feel your love
i don’t want it
same old shit
Track Name: Tell Me What You Think
i can see the way you’ve changed
god it’s so disturbing
having your fun
you’ll never even know when you’re wrong
it’s only wasting time
time for me to ask the question
why should i sacrifice another year to the overlords?
you know they squander every hour we give them under the sun
then we find ourselves a new religion

i don’t need it
i can leave any time
don’t forget it
sell me the song
how you became a slave to the grind
must have made you out of your mind

how could a simple word be so careless?
and i know that you’re smart
you’ve made it clear
beyond all doubt
i only wonder why?
can’t you give me something i can stomach?
every hour it’s harder just to shake it off
we’ve gone too far to quit
your only option is to shake it off
we can’t afford to compensate participation

i don’t need it
i can leave any time
don’t forget it
sell me the song
how you became a slave to the grind
must have made you out of your mind

i don’t have to wonder what it could have been like
tell me what you’re thinking
tell me what you think, man
don’t try to pretend like you wouldn’t even miss me
tell me what you’re thinking, tell me what you think you’re seeing

i can be nothing more than what is right in front of me
flash a smile and you will find that i can be
idiotic in the ways you ask of me
no surprise when i agree

a labor of love
the only kind we ever seem to be discussing
figure it out
you should know we’ll nod our heads but never listen

i don’t need it
i can leave any time
don’t forget it
sell me the song
how you became a slave to the blind
must have made you out of your mind

i don’t have to wonder what it could have been like
tell me what you’re thinking
tell me what you think, man
don’t try to pretend like you give a fuck about me
tell me what you’re thinking, tell me what you think you’re seeing
Track Name: Blink
he had a great job
sweet wife
smart kids
he had the good life

slow to anger
loyal friend
he’d last forever
a gentleman

then he lost it so quickly
like it never begun
in the blink of an eye
didn’t see it coming

took eternity to lose my purity
when it finally happened
it happened so easily

it may be a story to you
but my eyes fill with tears and apathy
so i stare at the light until they blister and sting
and when it shrinks to a dot
i will see everything

couldn’t believe it when it’s over
just left there

in the aftermath
stumble along
i get lost in the past
sometimes it’s hard to move on

little in memory
little i share
little i listen
how little i care

you may have prayed to god
for everything you cherish today
the morning that he giveth
the morrow taketh away

couldn’t believe it when it’s over
just left there
all alone
nothing more
only time for sulking
what a bore

i’m gonna find it
i’m gonna find it, get it back
i’m gonna finally overhaul
and blink away it all

who dares to assumes their fortune knows immortality?
i don’t believe in it
when you’re disenchanted and disappointed
it’s a rock that’ll pull you down

time to decide
struggle, bleed, and claw your way back to your dream
or just let go?

yeah, i’ll let it go
Track Name: Year of the Worm
what a rude boy
how dare you?
you lost her
she loved you
she sees now your failing
scream and wail but don’t come calling

leave her alone
little worm

got a feeling
gotta feel it to make it work
pull my hair out
grind my teeth down
but it never felt so good
had a feeling that i would

overthink it

i don’t know why i remember
everything that never mattered
tell me secrets of your sorrow
but i want answers now for tomorrow

i don’t know what i need
but i know what i am

got a feeling
gotta feel it to make it work
pull my hair out
grind my teeth down
but it never felt so good
had a feeling that i would

overthink it
realize it
not believe it
try to hide it

wonder why it matters anymore
i don’t know why you came here
wonder why we bothered at all
feel my body fall to pieces
i don’t know why
feel my mind is catching up to me
no surprise

take a beating and love someone
find that nobody’s there

a tornado in the autumn
winter fever, summer’s coming
fury melted with the weather
i don’t care now, did i ever?

got a feeling
gotta feel it to make it work
pull my hair out
grind my teeth down
but it never felt so good
had a feeling that i would

overthink it
realize it
not believe it
try to hide it
understand it
reach inside it
mutilate it
give up on it
(and then forget about it)
Track Name: Play Along
i can’t explain
but you won’t bother asking the right questions anyway
if you did you’d only end up rolling your eyes at me
better to go with the flow
when i am alone
i just play along

i don’t care whose side is wrong
i don’t care whose side i’m on
take it easy, take it all
take it easy, play along

how’d it ever get to this point?
i don’t understand
one too many times regretting everything that i said
one too many to count
what have i done?
should have just played along

peace and love is just an accident
peace and love is just a new fad
living off an old grudge that never mattered
keep it going, play along, on and on
or we could flip around and seesaw

peace and love is just an accident
Track Name: Silver Lining
welcome the ocean’s father
under the moon and water
here to define the other
and to divide forever

and it was going so well

lucky if it’s twenty to one
when the aliens come
whose side is anyone on?
my life
charmed one

american angels greet me
notice they look just like me
under the skin so clearly
down to the bone, my dearie

how many paperclips will you make?

lucky if it’s twenty to one
when the octopus comes
whose side is anyone on?
my life
charmed one

i don’t need a silver lining
have a drink and start dividing
now i know why i got out of bed today

we’ll never start again
it’s all quite embarrassing
Track Name: Snakes and Ladders
tell my fortune right in front of me
show my card so everybody else can see
sits there crying, set upon by knives
looking good, man
keep your head up til you die

all these angels hover in my mind
little puppets freeze my muscles with their eyes
they whisper secrets hanging from their trees
if i behave, perhaps they’ll stop tormenting me

clouds hover
i wonder
i reel
blind manifestation of color
i’ll find the truth in forbidden fruit
rut in the bushes for fun
and bite off the serpent’s head

tuck me in and sing me lullabies
save me from the monsters that the shadows hide
take me to a garden in the sea
chop me into pieces and devour me
Track Name: The Asteroid
i don’t need a girl
i just need a way to sleep at night
i don’t need a friend
just a reason to wake up again
i don’t need a lover to come from the stars
rip out my heart and land on a meteor

we’ll surround the earth
joyful asteroid is wandering
we can make it our home
spreading fumes and breathing acetone
no one needs another
world full of lies to hang in the sky
burn up before their eyes

standing on a fissure
glowing brighter
fracture’s getting deeper
hold together
clutching terra firma i didn’t ask for
face eternity
wish i’d held your hand

after all
the asteroid has to fall

maybe could have lasted a little longer
solar aura
did it look as radiant as ever going over?
did it look as glorious to everyone
drowning in the flood?
did it look as glorious as i could want
when pieces fell from above?

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