Growing Season

by The Gardenheads

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This is our latest release, "Growing Season." It is available on vinyl from weerockrecords.com

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released May 1, 2013

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The Gardenheads Springfield, Missouri

"The Gardenheads make the sort of whimsical, garage-rock that transcends decades and boundaries: West Coast hippiedom and sumptuous, upbeat rockers, work well alongside pop-punk gems." Chybucca Sounds

"The Gardenheads are full of rock energy with that raw, garage rock sound...as they bring you on a journey with the song's lyrics and music." JP's Music Blog
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Track Name: Headin' Out
Headin' Out

i've been up
i've been up
i've been down
i've been down
oh, i've been up

i've been in
i've been in
i've been out
i've been out

but i never thought i'd have to deal
with all of the shit that goes on around here
i always thought that i would be safe from the crowd
well not now, no not now

i've been thinking
i've been thinking
about heading out
about heading out
all by myself for a little while
into the hills under the sorghum sky
living like an animal and calling it alright

when we were just creatures in the sea
i was of the mind we would slip between
all of the boats that would one day capture us and carry us to shore

when we were just little balls of gas
i never thought that we would even last
long enough to expand and expand and expand and expand
and explode

i always thought that i was in the clear
i always thought that we could dissappear
i always thought that i'd be fine if i held on tight
but that's not right
no that's not right

and i never thought that i would have to deal
with all of the shit that goes on around here
i always thought that i would be safe from the crowd
i'm headin' out
i'm headin' out
Track Name: We Are F'd Up Kids
WE ARE FUCKED-UP KIDS

we are fucked up kids
we don't sleep at night
we stay up and fight
read it on the bathroom wall

we were made for eachother
oh how we saved eachother
why are we killing eachother
well that's not very nice

we are fucked up kids
we are all psycheward bound
can we turn it around
before it's too late?

and get back to where it's safe
not where we're sick of it all
we got the poisonous bloodstreams
this is not healthy at all
this is not healthy at all

where did we go wrong?
where did we go wrong?

i don't know what to do
for we just lose and lose and lose and lose
what did we ever do to deserve this?

hey, you got a hole in your head
you don't know how it got there
what happened?

hey, I got some real good bruises
and i know just how i got'em
i got'em from you

we will never settle down
we will be like this forever
just a'bleeding forever
is that so fucking bleak?

we are boiling madly
in the hot-headed scramble
we will rimble and ramble
until we get what we want

we are refusing the meds
we are neglecting infection
we won't learn our lesson
we are the crazy ones

we are excellent termites
we are nuclear fusion
we are the future illusion
we are fucked up kids
Track Name: The Dishwashers Union
THE DISHWASHERS UNION

the rate at which we sell ourselves is blinding
but I just can't help it
just like a bug floating up to the light

so I wash them dishes downtown
I wash them dishes both day and night
and it's getting hard to fight the urge to walk away

how long will the water run?
how long till we pull the plug?

I'm elbow-deep in the chemicals
it takes to keep this galley up
and my wrinkles and cuts aren't going away

I'm scraping porcelain scapulas
I'm scraping the meat right off the bone
and disappearing alone into the night

how long will the water run?
how long till we pull the plug?
I'm sick and tired
I've had enough, I'm forming
the dishwashers union

so let's get together now
let's get together on this one
and fucking shout it out

oh, where is the refusal?
where is the refusal to waste our blood?
where is it?

how long will the water run?
how long till we pull the plug?
I'm sick and tired
I've had enough, I'm forming
the dishwasher's union

throw down your sponge
take off your gloves and join
the dishwashers union
Track Name: Starlings & Sparrows
STARLINGS & SPARROWS

they storm in with their golden bayonets and paring knives
iredescent chain mail, greasy, glaived spines
swarming down in a black cloud from high electric lines
calling out to their minions in charcoal cockney rhymes

what can you do? what can you do against them?

and like a crack to the skull they drive you from your home
killing wives and young ones, filling your life with holes
what can you do? what can you do against those so bold?
what can you do? what can you do against those so cold?

what can you do? what can you do against them?

what can you do? where can you go?
what can you do? where can you go?
oh, don't you know
that all the world belongs to starlings and sparrows
Track Name: Adderall
Adderall

i'm full grown mad
i'm getting crazier and crazier
by the pitfall
and all my friends are on adderall
to stay awake
to stay awake for the duration

and i'm losing track
of all the times i had
of all the times i had when i was wasted
and everybody's falling under the same spell
this city sells
this city sells to get them to stay
well maybe i need some adderall
to stay awake
to stay awake

and you'll stay awake
and you'll stay awake
and you'll stay awake
and you'll stay awake...

awakeandawakeandawakeandawakeand

all my friends are on adderall
Track Name: Greenhouse Soiree
Greenhouse Soiree

were you there for the greenhouse soiree?
were you there when we danced and sang?

were you there for the greenhouse soiree?
were you there when the goldfinch choir sang?

were you there when mr. tortoise raised
his champagne under eave and glaze?

admiral hare fell down in a drunken haze
the night went on as the orchestra of froggies played

were you there for the greenhouse soiree?
Track Name: Suspended Animation
Suspended Animation

well i have never killed no one
but i might start today
no one ever told me
life would be this way

well i don't really belong here
in the 21st century
i just play the part here
to appease my familiarity

hook me up to the time capsule
freeze my flesh and bones
let the cold surge thru me
like blood i've never known

put me in suspended animation
i might find my time
put me in suspended animation
and i might come out right
and i might come out right

i've been waiting for way too long
now i'm starting to think that i don't...i don't belong
here in the presence of anyone

so hook me up to the time capsule
freeze my memories and love
although i don't really know
if i'll need'em where i'ma goin'

so put me in suspended animation
i might find my time
in suspended animation
i might get things right
oh i might get things right
Track Name: Everytown
EVERYTOWN

start the car, light a cigarette
we're driving off to a new sunset
we're gonna pick thru the remains
where plastic chains never cease
and things aren't quite what they used to be
if they ever were that way
there will be no escape
there will be no place to hide
they're building hell tonight
until they finally get it right
they're out to bury every town
dust and cinder golems stirred by men
who pave the way with all good intentions
but they know not what they do
and all the iron dinosaurs
they bend their necks and they borrow more
until nothing else remains
there will be no escape
there will be no place to hide
we'll be walking clad in mud
of those who never dig enough
they're out to bury every town
but to fool yourself is to convince yourself
that greener grass awaits
I could crawl across these stolen states
and never get away from this, I know
here shine the darkest beams
here grow the abscessing tombs
there will be no escape
there will be no place to hide
the gravediggers keep up
stronger than the setting sun
they're out to bury every town
Track Name: Silent Spring
SILENT SPRING

what's the deal with the human race?
it's like everybody's out for everybody else these days
we can't sit tight with quiet lives
we gotta fuck it up and succumb to our appetites
and expect it all just to fall into place
expecting it all just to fall into place

now we walk thru the wasted land
with bellies full of dust, holdin' skeleton hands
and if you can, let me guide you thru the rough terrain
let me guide you thru the rough terrain

this here's the river of death
it'll pull you down with its cancer breath
it'll swallow you up and never let you go
and these here are the toxic mounds
it's where we found eachother sorry, stunned and moribund
they'll melt your eyes if you stare 'em down
they'll melt your eyes if you stare 'em down

and winter didn't come at all this year
to cover us up, to coat us from the fear
of our entwined throats finally severing
so in the soil was neon seed
it was restless it shook everything
how it grew up and blew up in our faces like a tesla tree
it blew up in our faces like a tesla tree

i'm gonna bathe in a pool of bleach
i'm gonna rid myself of desire's cruel reach
i'm gonna wash the shadow blast right off of me
'cause all we see is eachother's pain
all we see are bones falling out of place
i'd still give you the world if it were not burning
oh, i'd give you the world if it were not burning

it's gonna be a silent spring
with no birds singing, no flowers and no wedding ring
everything we had is withering
it's not our fault, it's not our fault
this is not something that could be stopped
but keep moving on, even when the world will not
oh, even when the world will not

so dance with me in the acid rain
fall with me into quicksand grain
one more time before we up and fade away
one more time before we fade away

and as the black wings close up the sky tonight
we'll make love in the nuclear moonlight
and watch all the mushroom clouds ascend into space
watch all the mushroom clouds ascend into space
and i'll taste you and you'll taste me
we'll wallow around in eachother's chemistry
however corrupt and convulsing
however corrupt and convulsing

what are you to me but more fallout?
what are you to me but a pretty drought
like a desert spilling its sand into my mouth
it's not our fault, it's not our fault
this is not something that could be stopped
but keep moving on, even when the world will not
oh, even when the world will not

you are my pesticide
you're keeping me alive
you hold me tight and keep me safe from every parasite
you keep my soul sterile
you keep my heart clean
when every heart was meant to be a little dirty and mean
you leach into my dreams
filling the losing streams
with arsenic and silt of fatal memories
you linger in my bones
you are my marrow ghost
you are the brackish lake, i am the volcano

we are eachother's poison
why can't i let you go?
you are the powder in my lungs that took me long ago
we need a great deluge
we need the purge of titans
here comes the black blizzard spitting up the whole horizon
and i am petrified
i am a cold fire
i'm seeing thru and i am breathing for the last time
so stay with me tonight
we'll watch eachother die
we won't fight or get right
say goodnight
hold tight

all my bones are yours to label, my broken angel