The Results of a Higher Mission remasters+

by Kicksville

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Helge Krabye I have followed and loved the music of Kicksville since the days of MP3.com. Ironic lyrics, powerful music, great musicianship!
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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
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05:31
[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
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03:35
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.…
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04:08
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
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03:16
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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
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06:53
[sorry, we don’t have a translation... it’s Tani sorta loosely talking about how much he loves someone...we think....]
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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
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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
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01:08
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."
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04:17
i repeat myself when under stress....
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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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