Peace & Love

by Father Octopus

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
04:19
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
4.
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)
5.
03:38
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
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7.
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
8.
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
9.
03:56
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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released September 12, 2017

father octopus is:
dan brakeley - drums
geoff pitsch - guitar, vocals
julia 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
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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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