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released July 4, 2014

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Track Name: Baba Yaga
Shoved her children in the oven while she
focused on her career
Chucked the cauldron for fermenters
started brewing her own beer
Laced the prince's pint with poison
cause she doesn't need a man
Hawked her heels for pads and quads
And changed her name to Culture Jam

Baba Yaga lives alone
She never sleeps at home
She's such a lively crone

Baba Yaga shatters glass
At dinner pays her half
Subtracts the gender pay gap

She's a witch
She's an activist
She's a witch
She's a what, she's a what
She's a what, she's a what

Early to the farmers' market in her
chicken-leg hut
Genderqueer coven that meets on Tuesdays to discuss the
Ethical Slut
Three cats named after feminist blogs,
and a snake in a fez she calls the Doctor...

wut.

End of the night
Slappin' high fives
And I'm not standing in the way
End of the night
Slappin' high fives
And I'm not standing in the way

Baba Yaga lives alone
She never sleeps at home
She's such a lively crone

Baba Yaga shatters glass
At dinner pays her half
Subtracts the gender pay gap

She's a witch
She's an activist
She's a witch
She's a what, she's a what
She's a what, she's a what

She's a witch
She's an activist
She's a witch
She's a what
Track Name: White Knight
The hero journeys through seven stories
But you're still stuck in the same one
Overcoming the monster's easy enough
You don't know what to do when that's done

You're not a white knight
You're a sheep in sheep's clothes
You're not a white knight

Nobody sent for a white knight
but you're still picking the same fights

Don't have a panic attack
Don't be a troll
Don't have a panic attack, oooh
Panic attack

Don't have a panic attack
Don't be a troll
Don't have a panic attack, oooh
Panic attack

A hero knows when to stand up
A hero knows when to sit down
A hero knows when to stand up
A hero knows when to just leave the sword in the stone

You try so hard not to be bitter
And to be clear you don't succeed
Life ain't all instagram and twitter
but you can still get the things you need

If you
Don't have a panic attack
Don't be a troll
Don't have a panic attack, oooh
Panic attack

Don't have a panic attack
Don't be a troll
Don't have a panic attack, oooh
Panic attack

You're not a white knight
You're a sheep in sheep's clothes
You're not a white knight

You're not a white knight
You're a sheep in sheep's clothes
You're not a white knight

You keep swinging that damn sword
You're expecting a reward

You know you have so far to go
So don't be a troll
Track Name: Personality Test
Have you taken the test?
That tells you what you are
I took it twice
100% both times

Do you have your own chapter
In the DSM-5
Named your kids Meyers and Briggs,
8 pounds six ounces on the Kinsey Scale

Ten steps for taking care
Of your ambiverted schizopath
If your box isn't labeled
How will people know where to ship you?

(I took a test online)

Know thyself, says Pythia
I'm a Cancer, but not that kind
Everything in moderation, was that
From Delphi again, or Dr. Phil?

My spirit animals have
Leapt screaming from all of their cages
Started a band, called The Secret, with the
Power of positive thinking, mmm mm

(I took a test online)
(I took a test online)

This time I'm disinclined
To swallow my pride
My personality test left me undefined

Have you taken the test?
That tells you what you are
If your box isn't labeled
How will people know where to ship you

This time I'm disinclined
To swallow my pride
My personality test left me undefined

This time I'm disinclined
To swallow my pride
My personality test left me undefined
Track Name: Can You Hear Me Now
The message I sent went without your attention
You don't listen when you ask for advice
I don't doubt you have it all figured out
But you don't listen when you ask for advice

We can wait it out, if you don't hear me now
We can fake it til you hear me again
We can wait it out
Til you hear me again

When you never catch the right breaks
The same fix for the same mistakes
You could listen if you knew how
Can you hear me now ow ow

Back to the wall by the bathroom stall
You never listen when you ask for advice
Now you drown downtown with all the rats that you've found
You shoulda listened when you asked for advice

We can wait it out, if you don't hear me now
We can fake it til you hear me again
We can wait it out
Til you hear me again

When you never catch the right breaks
The same fix for the same mistakes
You could listen if you knew how
Can you hear me now ow ow

I don't mind that you don't have the time, cause
You don't listen when you ask for advice
Now you drown downtown with all the rats that you've found
You shoulda listened when you asked for advice

Five-foot-five making money on the side
But you don't listen when you ask for advice
Taking the horns by the bull with your dance card full
But you don't listen when you ask for advice

We can wait it out, if you don't hear me now
We can fake it til you hear me again
We can wait it out
Til you hear me again
Track Name: My Best Friend Is a Lizardman
Crash-landed ship, Alpha Draconis
He lived a subterranean life, that's right
After a while he came to the city
He was hiding in plain sight

My best friend is a lizardman
He thinks nobody knows
I know he's a lizardman

My best friend is a lizardman
He hasn't been exposed
I know he's a lizardman

His eyes are sharp but look right past you
His favors keep you in his debt, I said
Don't you get tired of making so nice with
Someone all scales and cold blood

My best friend is a lizardman
He thinks nobody knows
I know he's a lizardman

My best friend is a lizardman
It's time we let him go
I know he's a lizardman

The hunt is on, my will is good
We'll take him, yeah, you know, we should
Suck it up, stay in the fight
We'll take him when the time is right

He traffics lies and innuendos
With threats implied between the lines
I tried to understand his motivations
He was all scales and cold blood

The hunt is on, my will is good
We'll take him, yeah, you know, we should
Suck it up, stay in the fight
We'll take him when the time is right

The hunt is on, my will is good
We'll take him, yeah, you know, we should
Suck it up, stay in the fight
We'll take him on a moonlit night

My best friend is a lizardman
He thinks nobody knows
I know he's a lizardman
Track Name: Misophonia
I know my mind's design
I won't make a sound

I know my mind's design:
I am going to ground

I don't know what I feel
There's a quiet in my heart

I feel the sudden interruption of noise
Take all I can not quick enough to avoid
I feel the sudden interruption of noise
My misophonia is stealing my voice

Tried to stay dreaming but I woke up instead
Stop all my senses til I'm out of my head
Tried to stay dreaming but I woke up instead
My misophonia will put me to bed

I don't know what I feel
There's a quiet in my heart

I don't know what I feel
There's a quiet in my heart

I don't have much to say
There's a quiet in my heart

Tried to stay dreaming but I woke up instead
Stop all my senses til I'm out of my head
Tried to stay dreaming but I woke up instead
My misophonia will put me to bed

I know my mind's design
I won't make a sound

I know my mind's design
I am going to ground
Track Name: Owl Heart Dream
It was a cold September night
And I, alone, reclined in bed,
A candle lit; a story read.

And getting settled there I fell
Into a deep reflection half
Between my wakefulness and sleep

I heard an owl outside my room
Hawoo, hawoo, hawoo it’s true
To me it beckoned from the blue.

So in my liminality
His tree I crept outside to seek
My monkey slippers on my feet

In the hollow of the tree
I saw two nictitating eyes
Shining on me
And the creature spoke from the wood
In a low and trembling voice
I half understood
Then the world turned upside down
A shower of sparks sprung from the ground
And I thought I was dead
It was only in my head
I thought I was dead
It was only in my head

Before my very eyes
Saw the owl grow as tall as the sky
And the sparks came raining down
It was magic, magic
As I stood in the land of dreams.
What did it mean?

Then he said “do you pass the test?”
Pulled my heart right outta my chest
It was wreathed in dust and grime
Yeah that was mine
Saw all my troubles in its sheen
What did it mean?

“In a moment I’ll be gone
Through a window to a time that has slipped away.
You’ll awaken after long
With this song
And a riddle in your head”
This is what he said
This is what he said

How will you be born in the morning?
How will you be born in the morning?
How will you be born in the morning?
How will you be born in the morning?

I heard an owl outside my room
Hawoo, hawoo, hawoo it’s true
It questioned everything I knew

And in the violet hour I fled
Back to the safety of my bed
A lingering riddle in my head

In the morning I’ll be born with a new heart
With a new heart shining in me
In the morning I’ll be born with a new heart
With a new heart shining in me
In the morning I’ll be born with a new heart
With a new heart shining in me
In the morning I’ll be born with a new heart
With a new heart shining in me
Track Name: Cryptochromes
Before I knew what happened
I was turned into a bird
As quick as I could blink
A magic spell, I think

A mess of feathers, scatterbrained
Not knowing what was what
Thinking only of survival
And which way was up

Fly back to reality
Fly back to reality

It took a while to get the hang of
Tails and beaks and wings
I floated in the dark
To find where I’d parked

Scanning the horizon
I was struck by a sight
My eyes had been reorganized
And I saw the light

My cryptochromes guide me home, guide me home
My cryptochromes guide me home, guide me home
When I'm lost my cryptochromes guide me home
My cryptochromes guide me home, guide me home

Every atom in my body used to live inside a star
Sacrificed across the ether at a billion miles an hour
Home is where the fusion happens, home is where you are
In your heart resides the furnace of a lineage of stars

Before I knew what happened
I was turned into a bird
As quick as I could blink
A magic spell, I think

A mess of feathers, scatterbrained
Not knowing what was what
Thinking only of survival
And which way was up

My cryptochromes guide me home, guide me home
My cryptochromes guide me home, guide me home
When I'm lost my cryptochromes guide me home
My cryptochromes guide me home, guide me home
Track Name: Best Ghost
A million people disappeared
Shifted phase into another world
Then they came back
But they don't make eye contact

The fine weather retreats
Laying leaves on the graveyard ground
Now the trees are bare
And the birds have left their naked nests
I only come when you call
And when you don't you won't notice me at all

I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost

All the lights are off
I don't answer when you knock on the door
With my ear to the floor
Throw a sheet over my head and stay dead
Stay home cause I still miss, I still miss being alone

I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost

I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost I'm the best ghost

Floating between worlds
It's all right!
The storm and the calm
It's all right!

Breathing with the earth
It's all right!
The storm and the calm
It's all right!

A million people disappeared
Shifted phase into another world
Then they came back
But they don't make eye contact

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Track Name: Klozzit Skeletons
You can run, you can run, you can run but you can't hide
While the skeletons ride by your side
I delighted to take mine willingly

I've come far, what you are now is what I used to be
Dressing skeletons well in the livery
Of the cult of memento mori

I don't think that I'm afraid to die
And if I only have one life
I don't wanna have
Something to hide

I'm playin' live from inside a divided attention span
Can't deny I come back in the end to
Prevent my skeletons from yellin' the chorus

I believe to be free is to feel their touch
It'll only hurt a little I promise you

You can run, you can run, you can run but you can't hide
While the skeletons ride by your side
Free my mind my testimonial follows

Interspersed with a verse and a musical interlude
Fashion crude rocket boots to ascend to
Unprecedented heights high on a positive attitude

I don't think that I'm afraid to die
And if I only have one life
I don't wanna have
Something to hide

I don't think that I'm afraid to die
And if I only have one life
I don't wanna have
Something to hide

I don't think that I'm afraid to die
And if I only have one life
I don't wanna have
Something to hide
Track Name: Ah, He Was Almost Perfect
She and I together by the lakeside
I can see it in her eyes
She wants more, she wants more

So sensitive, she'd be a charming wife
Wants lots of kids and a creative life
He makes her laugh and his hands are rough
He's never really good enough for her

Maybe she'll take up a brand new hobby
Like knitting scarves or drinking rum
Til she forgets it's her birthday
Maybe I won't notice that her sleeves are damp
She's hiding under an umbrella when it hasn't been raining

Every time she looks away
She's not sure if he'll be there
But secretly she hopes not

She takes the bus across the lake,
She asks the questions that keep her awake
She finds the answers in a book
She hides the cover underneath a magazine

She and I together by the lakeside
I can see it in her eyes
She wants more, she wants more

Me and all the not-enoughs she left behind
With clever nicknames on the wall
She kept a record of self-sabotage

So sensitive, she'd be a charming wife
Wants lots of kids and a creative life
He makes her laugh and his hands are rough
He's never really good enough for her
He's never really good enough for her
Track Name: Megadriles
We know what we want
With our ears to the ground
But they don’t make a sound
No they don’t make sound

The things that we bury
Come out when it rains
So tread soft on the pavement
Who knows what remains when

Together we roam
Together, together we roam

Our spirits will bend
Our spirits will break
The mistakes that we make
Our spirits will shatter and break

When it comes to the truth
Only ugly ones matter
And oh when it’s raining
That’s what comes crawling out

We’ll come into our own
We’ll dig real deep
And we’ll see where it goes

Too late to go home
Too late to be good
But we know that we should
We know that we should

Ain’t easy to wish
When you don’t know you want it
Every flame that’s inside us
Is a war that we’ve won

(We’ll come into our own
We’ll come into our own)

We’ll come into our own
We’ll dig real deep
And we’ll see where it goes

We’ll come into our own
We’ll hang on the vine
And we’ll turn in the sun