The Results of a Higher Mission remasters+

by Kicksville

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about

originally released 7/4/2008 as our second album with Ropeadope Records, let's just say...um...it never really got the love it deserved. So, without their "intereference," here's a shiny fresh remastered version plus a bunch of live tracks to wash it all down!

credits

released June 20, 2011

studio versions
recorded at Kicksville Dept.of Works [Maher Ave. branch]
engineered, edited, and mixed by Conrad St. Clair
additional engineering by Mike Stehr and Beaker Parpovich
mastered by E.L. Copeland at Rock This House Audio & Mastering
cover art by Tone Deaf
all songs written by Kicksville (Dept. of Publishing/BMI)
c/p 2008 & 2011 Kicksville Dept. of Records
produced by Kicksville

live versions
Rubber Teevee, Synesthesia
recorded at taping for the Urban Theater TV show 2/25/2011
Mondo Diddley, Think Like a Monkey
recorded at Martyr’s, Chicago IL 6/4/2010
Kuluni, Zombie Corazones
recorded at Capitol Theater, Madison WI 11/15/2008
all songs recorded direct to 2-track from our onstage console - clams included for your aural stimulation!
mastered by Conrad St. Clair

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Kicksville Madison, Wisconsin

There's really no explaining Kicksville, but fear not! All the music is FREE, so have at it. Then, go visit www.kicksville.com and see what we're all about. Or, visit www.youtube.com/kicksvillevideo and give your eyeballs a treat. Enjoy!

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Track Name: Rubber Teevee
My life thrown back at me
My life thrown back at me
A rubber teevee
rubber teevee

My life shoved back down my throat
My life shoved back down my throat
You got my goat, you got my goat
You got my goat, you got my goat
and my fox and my chicken too
and my fox and my chicken too

But the pencil in my head
The pencil in my head
The pencil in my head
The pencil in my head
is crossing out, is crossing out
is crossing out, is crossing out
is crossing out, is crossing out
is crossing out, is crossing out
everything you do
everything you do
everything you do
everything you do
Track Name: Mili
[We don’t have a direct translation of Tani’s portion of the lyrics, but the story is about a young girl who has just found out she is being sent away for an arranged marriage. She tells her mother she doesn’t want to go and that she’s already in love. Her mother responds, “You have no choice - you have to honor the family traditions.”]

This life I'm living
Seems it's not for me
This life I'm living
It's for my family
All the things a girl dreams of
Not for me
What about true love?

"You're a good girl
We have always been for you
This is the world."
What about true love?
"This is our world
This is your world
This is family."
What about true love?

This life
Give in
This is family
tambaya
Track Name: The Abbot
Said he,
I can no longer sanction
any war for any purpose
under god's sun or stars
and they put him in chains

Said he,
I can no longer sanction
any war for any purpose
under god's sun or stars
and they showed him the scaffold

Said he,
I can no longer sanction
any war for any purpose
under god's sun or stars
and they laid his head on the block

Said he,
I can no longer sanction
any war for any purpose
under god's sun or stars
and the axe fell

Whereupon
the multitude fell silent
thinking,
well,
he could be right.…
Track Name: Synesthesia
You're so close
It's too late
to turn around
Long ago
I chose
How could I know?

All my life
cold rain
pouring down my back
In your voice
Speak soft - I hear the rainbow

You're close
still too far
to feel your sun
If I could trade
I would be the rain
falling on your skin

All my life
cold rain
pouring down my back
In your voice
I can hear a brighter shade of blue
Track Name: Think Like a Monkey
I've got to wonder why
how do I get there from here?
It's enough to make me cry
I've got the little white house with the picket fence
I've got the beautiful girl straight from my dreams
But that carrot they hang in front of my face
will never never ever help me see

Has the world gone crazy
[think like a monkey]
or have I gone crazy
[work like an ape]
Another day of wasted time

I put my faith in the lottery
I know it makes no sense
I should get away from the Western world
I should have some fun with an Eastern girl
[konichiwa!]
Because my monkey-like life
makes me orang-o-tense
Track Name: Kuluni
[sorry, we don’t have a translation... it’s Tani sorta loosely talking about how much he loves someone...we think....]
Track Name: Mondo Diddley
I'm standing on a wall to the sky
on a point the size of a pin
One side of my face is black as night
other shines like a railroad light
Got a bucket of love in one of my hands
light as the breath of the sea
Got a bucket of blood in the other
it's dragging down on me

Being here with you
is the best place I can be
I'm standing on a wall to the sky
I'm light as the breath of the sea
Well, the words come out my eyes
and I catch 'em on my tongue
I spit them out on the forest floor
Where the mice and chickens run

Spent so many years in the desert
I can't shake the sand from my eyes
The dog that sleeps at the foot of my bed
calls me on all my lies
My version of the truth
is cut from smoke and glass
and it's hard to tell the present
from the future and the past
Track Name: Zombie Corazones
tres corazones
bleeding in the night
unreachable, immaculate

my sweet, our bodies forgiven
oh, hands on the bible, my breath
stand up to the inevitable
love the ghost worth any price

undress me now
lay it on the line
mi corazon, you will feel it fight

my sweet, our bodies forgiven
oh, hands on the bible, my death
standing for the inevitable
love the ghost worth any fight

heaven help us
(all for love)
have mercy on us
raise my arms up
feel the black
falling backwards....
all for love
all for love

...life
Track Name: Old Man John
Old Man John the Melter
wouldn't tap steel till it was right
and he let the superintendents rave
He didn't give a damn about tonnage
but he did give a damn about steel
so they put him on the street

And the steel got sorrier and sorrier
and rails got to breaking under trains
The railroads quit buying
and the mills shut down

Then the superintendents
asked Old Man John
to come and tell them what was wrong
with the steel

And he told them,

"Too many superintendents."
Track Name: Under Stress
i repeat myself when under stress....