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released June 5, 2012

2012 Saddle Creek

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY DANIEL PUJOL
HARD DAYS PETE (BMI)
BLACK RABBIT, MISSION FROM GOD, ENDLESS MIKE COURTESY OF
HARD DAYS PETE (BMI) & BADGER AND WEASEL MUSIC (BMI)

DANIEL PUJOL: VOCALS, GUITAR, DRUMS 1, 6, PIANO 3, 4, 10
STEWART COPELAND: DRUMS 2, 7, 11
DANIEL SEVERS: BASS 4, 11
JACK LAWRENCE: BASS 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12
OH DONNI DRAPER: DRUMS 3, 4
ROLLUM HAAS: DRUMS 5, 8, 9, 10, 12
MITCH JONES: PIANO 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
BEN TODD: BASS 1
DAVID STEIN: SYNTH 2
DILLON WATSON: LEAD GUITAR 6, 9, BG VOX 2, 9
WEZ TRAYLOR: BASS 7, BG VOX 2, 7, 9
LEX BEARDEN: WOLF HOWL 9
LEEZARD PHACE: ROBOT VOICE 1

PRODUCED BY: JEREMY FERGUSON & DANIEL PUJOL
MIXED BY: VANCE POWELL
MIXING ASSISTANT: MARK PETACCIA
MASTERED BY: CHRIS ATHENS

RECORDED AT CLUB ROAR & BATTLETAPES IN NASHVILLE, TN,
DECEMBER-JANUARY 2012
MIXED AT SPUTNIK SOUND IN NASHVILLE, TN, FEBRUARY 2012.

PHOTOGRAPHY (FRONT COVER): JO MCCAUGHEY
PHOTOGRAPHY (BACK COVER): JULIA BEE WILLIFORD

THANKS TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO ASSISTED ME IN GAINING ACCESS TO THE RESOURCES AND HUMANS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS RECORD: POWER RESOURCE APPROACH/NUDE POLITICS APPROACH.

LIFE WORKS TO AND THROUGH PEOPLE. YOU’LL NEVER MAKE IT ALONE.

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Track Name: DIY2K
DIY2K
MY BOOTSTRAP OF AUSTERITY’S
A SERVICE SECTOR BFA
IN POST-INDUSTRIAL MALAISE
SO BABY,
TELL ME ‘BOUT THE FIVE YEAR PLAN
THE ONE WHERE I WAKE UP A MAN
AND SAY, “YOU KNOW, YES ALONE I DID
ACQUIRE THE LIFE, A WIFE, AND KIDS
WHILE FEELING GOOD.”
JUST FEELING GOOD
MAMA, AM I WINNING FEELING GOOD?

DIY2K
A STARBUCKS IN THE LIBRARY
ARISTOPUNK AND BURGER BLUES
OF UBERMENSCH AND FRANKENFOOD
FAUX-LEATHER
DEVIANCE’S AN INDUSTRY
THAT’S JUST ALLOWED BY THE POWERS THAT BE
FREE TO WEAR WHAT YOU WANT FOR SURE
I’M OVER-THE-COUNTER-CULTURE
OF FEELING GOOD
JUST FEELING GOOD
MAMA, AM I WINNING FEELING GOOD?

I DON’T WANT TO DIE
BUT LIVING IS TRICKY
I WAS BORN HERE
BUT I DON’T KNOW WHY
TO SURVIVE
I MUST TRY
TO BUY MYSELF
SOME PEACE OF MIND

DIY2K
THE WORLD’S LIKE “IT’S ALL YOU BABY!”
BUT I’M NOT A BABY
I AM A MAN
AND I’M JUST WANTING THE BEST I CAN
NOT DISENCHANTED
BUT FEELING STUCK
SO YEAH DUDE, I DO GIVE A ____
AMERICA, YOU KNOW BETTER
I KNOW WE CAN GET IT TOGETHER
SO BABY,
TELL ME ABOUT THE DREAM
OF FEELING GOOD
TELL ME ABOUT THE DREAM
YO ADRIAN,
I DID IT.
Track Name: MISSION FROM GOD
MY BODY’S LIKE A CHILD
CLINGING TO MY BRAIN
IN DIVININTY SCHOOL
I MADE STRAIGHT A’S
WELL I DID EVERY GOOD THING
I’M SUPPOSED TO DO
I EVEN TRADED ONE WAY FOR MORE THAN TWO
SO BABY IF THAT’S TRUE
AND I REALLY GOT TO MAKE IT
OR IF I REALLY WANT TO TAKE IT ALL THE WAY
I GOT TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
YEAH, I GOT TO KNOW ABOUT YOU

WELL, ALL THE OTHER BOOKS OTHER PEOPLE WROTE
WERE MY CLOSEST THING TO LOVER’S NOTE
‘TIL I WOKE UP BLIND
TRIED TO READ THE NEWS
I DID MATH IN MY BRAIN ‘TIL I GOT CONFUSED
SO BABY WHAT DO I KNOW?
ABOUT HUMAN NATURE
WELL I COULD WRITE YOU A POEM ‘BOUT THE HEART OF MAN
BUT IT’D BE HALF TRUE
I GOT TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
OH MAN I GOT TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
TOO

WELL I WON’T KNOW HOW TO TREAT YOU
UP UNTIL I MEET YOU
WELL, YOU’RE A MYSTERY TO ME BABY
WRAPPED IN MY-DEOLOGY

BUT I KNOW I‘M HANGING OUT IN A SMOKY BAR
AND I DONE DROVE HER IN MY PARENTS’ CAR
BUT I BEEN CLUTCHING MY BOOK IN THE HALLS OF MEN
AND I KNOW
ME AND MY BOOK, WE AIN’T NO BETTER THAN THEM
SO BABY IF THAT’S TRUE
AND I REALLY GOT TO FACE IT
OR IF I REALLY WANT TO CHASE IT ALL THE WAY
I GOT TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
OH YEAH I GOT TO KNOW ABOUT YOU
TOO
WOO

WELL ALL THE OTHER BOOKS
OTHER PEOPLE WROTE
AIN’T NEVER GOING TO FLOAT
EVERYBODY’S BOAT
BUT I KNOW
I AIN’T A VIOLENT KIND OF GUY
NOW BABY,
TELL ME HOW YOU SEE
BUT DON’T SAY YOUR EYES
Track Name: PROVIDENCE
BRAND NEW POPES AND KINGS
OWNING ALL THE THINGS
I NEED TO SURVIVE
IF I AM ALIVE
IT WILL BE MADE
AND FULLY PAID
BUT BOUGHT INSTEAD
OF BREAKING BREAD
DANTON WAKING ME
TEXTING ON T.V.
ABOUT A PLACE THAT’S REAL
BUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO FEEL
IT IN MY BRAIN
A ROLLING PAIN
OF CHURNING DREAD
INSIDE MY HEAD
GOD IS PUMPING ME ALL FULL OF LEAD

OH NO!
HERE COMES *
BUT I’M TOO TIRED TO CARE
HE CAME TO KILL THE KING
SO KISS HIS FREEDOM RING
LIKE ONLY HE
CAN TRULY SEE
THE WAY TO BE
FOR REALLY FREE
TO LIVE BEYOND YOUR MEANS
BUT BENEATH YOUR BEING
STAY HUNGRY TO BELIEVE
IN MESSIANIC THIEVES
WHO FEEL THAT FREE
POST-HUMAN BEINGS
CAN EAT AND BREATHE
BELIEVE IN BREAD
GOD IS PUMPING ME ALL FULL OF LEAD

WHAT’S UNLOADING ON ME’S FILLING UP MY SOUL
BUT I’M NOT DEAD
JUST FULL OF LEAD
IS RELOADING JEREMIAH’S BROKEN YOKE
BUT I’M NOT DEAD
JEREMIAH
JUST FULL OF LEAD
JEREMIAH

OH YEAH!
PIRATES, POPES, AND KINGS
REPEAT EVERYTHING
CENTURY 21
FLUX AND OPINION
BEFORE MY EYES
AND IN DISGUISE
BUT IT’S A PRIZE
TO SEE AS ME
UNTIL I’M DEAD
GOD IS PUMPING ME ALL FULL OF LEAD
Track Name: KEEPER OF ATLANTIS
MY OLD MAN HE USED TO SAY
I DO A GOOD THING LIKE EVERYDAY
WELL I HOLD DOORS FOR OLD LADIES
AND I SAY THANK YOU AND PLEASE

AND THAT’S JUST HOW I AM
EVEN IF NOBODY EVER UNDERSTANDS

CUZ THEY’LL BE A FEW WHO ALONG THE WAY
WHO WILL LET YOU DO A GOOD THING EVERYDAY

MY OLD FLAME SMOKE SIGNS TO ME
LIKE ETERNAL BURNING KENNEDY
TOUCHING FIRE AND TEACHING PAIN
LEARNING SO NO LOVE’S IN VAIN

WHEN NO ONE GIVES A DAMN
AND NO ONE SEEMS TO REALLY EVER UNDERSTAND

BUT YOU GLEW TRUE BLUE ALONG THE WAY
TO SHOW ME WHATS A GOOD THING EVERYDAY

I REMEMBER MY FIRST MEMORY
I WAS WALKING
AND THE WORLD WAS BACKING UP
IT WAS TELLING ME TO TAKE A STEP

MY OLD LADY SHOWS TO ME
THERE’S A BILLION MEN I COULD BE
BABY’S ON A BED FLOATING DOWN THE ROAD
LIKE A GOOD VIBES GOOD TIMES DYNAMO

CUZ I CHOOSE HOW I AM
AND BABE, I THINK THAT MAYBE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND

THAT YOU'RE ONE TOO WHO ALONG THE WAY
IS GOING TO LET ME DO A GOOD THING EVERYDAY

I AIN’T NUMB
I AIN’T DUMB
OR SLINGING MUD
IN A FLOOD
Track Name: MADE OF MONEY
I SPEND A LOT OF MONEY
IT’S LIKE MY FAVORITE THING TO DO
WAY BETTER AT IT THAN YOU
I’M MADE OF MONEY

IF YOU CAN’T TELL BY MY T-SHIRT
WHAT I’M TRYING TO PROVE
LET ME SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU
I’M MADE OF MONEY

SOMETIMES I WONDER IF MY SOUL
HAS REALLY GOT MY FACE
OR MAYBE IT’S THAT UNDER IT
IT’S JUST THE ONE I MAKE
I MAKE
I MAKE

I MAKE A LOT OF MONEY
JUST TO BE INSTEAD OF DO
ANYTHING THAT CANNOT PROVE
I’M MADE OF MONEY

I AIN’T JUST TALKING BOUT WEALTH
I’M MADE OF MONEY
WATCH ME BE ME BY MYSELF
IN MILK AND HONEY

SOMETIMES I WONDER IF MY SOUL
HAS REALLY GOT MY FACE
OR MAYBE IT’S THAT UNDER IT
IT’S JUST THE ONE I MAKE
I MAKE
I MAKE

MY BIRTHDAY’S ON BLACK FRIDAY
AND THAT TUESDAY TOO
SO MY SHADOW’S A VACUUM
I’M MADE OF MONEY

A S S O C I A T I V E M E A NING
Track Name: ENDLESS MIKE
MIKE IS COMING BACK INTO MY LIFE
CUZ HE’S BEEN FRIENDS WITH EVERY WIFE
WHO SAYS THAT HE SHAVES WITH A KNIFE
BUT HE AIN’T MEAN

CUZ HE FOLLOWS THE GIRL
WHO KIND OF TALKS AND ACTS REAL STRANGE
YOU KNOW, HE SEES THE SAME
SHINING THING AS ME

HE’S GOT A DIFFERENT FACE
WITH THE SAME ENERGY
OH, BUT IT’S GOT A NAME
E N ERGY
TO E N ER G Y

MIKE SAYS THE PASSAGE IN THE BIBLE
ABOUT HOW SERVANTS SHOULD OBEY
THE MAGNA CARTA DID MAKE REIGN
OVER POWERS THAT BE

HE SAYS THAT, “I’M NOT KICKING TIRES
OR TRYING TO GET YOU HIGH FOR FREE
BUT RIGHT NOW, THEY CAN BE HIRED AND FIRED
JUST LIKE ME.”

HE’S GOT A DIFFERENT FACE
WITH THE SAME ENERGY
OH, BUT IT’S GOT A NAME
E N ERGY
TO E N ER G Y

MIKE SAYS
HIS BODY
IS AN EXPRESSION
OF THE STATION
HE’S TUNING IN TO

WELL MIKE SAYS SHE CAME AND WOKE HIM
AND SAID YES, THIS IS A DREAM
SO ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS WILL BE OK
SO THEN HE DID SOME “DREAMING”
UNTIL LATER HE DID AWAKE
AND THEN SHE DROVE BY ON HER BREAK
AND THREW HIS KEYS

SHE’S GOT THE SAME FACE
WITH A DIFFERENT ENERGY
PLUS SHE KNOWS YOUR NAME:
EN ERGY
TO EN ER GY

MIKE SAYS:

HE’S MOVING OUT INTO THE DESERT
HE’S GROWING ON A REAL CLEAN SLATE
HE SAYS THIS WORLD’S TOO SMALL TO ESCAPE
SO HE’S SEWING SEEDS
HE SAYS, “I DON’T FEEL LIKE FEELING THIS
AND I THINK I’D NEED A HYPNOTIST
TO KNOCK ME DOWN AND OUT
SO I CAN SLEEP.”

THIS IS THE SAME PLACE
WITH A DIFFERENT ENERGY:
A VICTIM OF TIME AND AGE:
EN ERGY
Track Name: REVERSE VAMPIRE
WHEN I LOOK AROUND
AND WHAT I SEE IS NOT THE BEST
BUT IT’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME
RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW
I GUESS
IT’S SORT OF BORING
I GOT A MILLION WAYS
TO OCCUPY MY MIND
AND WASTE MY TIME

UHHHHH

WELL, I WANT TO
RELEASE THE HEAT
THAT’S BUILDING IN MY CHEST
AND BLAST IT LIKE A LASER BEAM
FOREVER AND ENDLESS
STRAIGHT INTO THE SUN
AND THEN MY LIGHTENING BOLT
WILL SHINE ON THROUGH
TO EVERYONE

UHHHHH

BURNED INTO THE BFF
I DON’T GOT TO BE MYSELF
IN A CONSTANT STATE OF DEATH

AND I BEEN TWICE AROUND
BUT I REMEMBER WHERE I BEEN
GONE TO SEE THE BRAND NEW BODIES
OF ALL MY OLD BEST FRIENDS
WE’RE GOING TO DIE AGAIN
BUT WE’RE NOT BLEEDING OUT
BECAUSE WE’RE REALLY TUNING IN

UHHHHH

SO COME UP TO ME
QUICKLY BABY
AND WHISPER IN MY EAR
AND RELEVATE SOME PROPHESY
BUT MAKE IT CRYSTAL CLEAR
JUST LIKE THE TIME YOU SAID
THAT,
“GOD IS UNDERNEATH YOUR MEMORY
FLOATING IN YOUR HEAD”
IN YOUR HEAD
UHHHHH
IN YOUR HEAD
Track Name: NICENESS
OH THE FEELING
THAT I’M FEELING
IS NOT UGLY
IS NOT HATEFUL
WELL, IT IS DREAMY
REALLY DREAMY
LIKE I’M DREAMING
WELL, IT IS NICE
NICE

WELL IT IS GROWING
ALSO GLOWING
WHAT I’M FEELING
IS NOW HEALING
MY CUT AND RUNNING
BUT I’M NOT RUNNING
CUZ I’M IN LOVE
AND IT IS NICE
NICE

AMEN
WELL I’M NOT RUNNING
FROM
LOVE

NO CATHARSIS
NO JUST ONE THIS
MAGIC MOMENT
JUST KEEPS GOING
KEEPS GOING GOING
JUST KEEPS GOING
KEEPS ON GOING
‘TIL I DIE
DIE
BUT I’M ALIVE
Track Name: BLACK RABBIT
LAPIN

YOU ARE BETTER THAN TV
AND YOU REALLY DON’T EVER BOTHER ME
CUZ IN THIS PEOPLE WORLD
YOU GOT TO HAVE A LANGUAGE
AND YOU DO, FLUENTLY

IT’S TRUE,
IT’S NOT LIKE ME
TO DENY YOU DO
SO I DON’T

BLACK RABBIT
DEEP WITHIN MY HAT,
DEEPEST DEPTHS OF MY HAT,
TO GRAB IT

SO WHEN IT’S WARM OUTSIDE
YOU KNOW YOUR COAT GETS THINNER
SO WHEN YOU’RE PICKING OUT WHAT YOU WANT
I HOPE YOUR CHINNING A WINNER
LIKE ME

LAPIN

YOU ARE BRED BY KIN OF ME
AND YOU RUN CIRCLES ROUND MY FEET
OH, WHEN THE SCENERY GETS CRYPTIC
WE GET A-APOCOLYPTIC
AND THEN WE KEEP LIVING

TO WANDER THROUGH
AN ENDLESS CAGE IN A GATELESS ZOO,
THERE YOU GO

BLACK RABBIT
DEEP WITHIN MY HAT,
KNEE DEEP WITHIN MY HAT,
TO GRAB IT

AND YOU BITE YOUR CAGE
TO BESTOW YOUR TEETH
TO IGNITE THE CHANGE
YOU KNOW YOU NEED
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
THE FUTURE READS THE PRESENT
IF I’M LISTENING

AND I’M LISTENING
AND I TRY BUT

LE LOUP

YOU ARE ALWAYS LEADING ME
WAY TOWARD THE EDGE OF CIVILITY
AND THROUGH THE BRUSH I WATCH THE RUSH
OF MY KIN LIGHTING TORCHES AND EFFIGIES TO SEE

WHY DO
YOU THINK THEY SEEK
TO RE-CONTINUE?
I DON’T KNOW

BLACK RABBIT,
DEEP WITHIN MY HAT,
CAN’T GO BACK FROM THE BLACK,
TO GRAB IT

SO WHEN IT’S COLD OUTSIDE
YOU KNOW YOUR COAT GETS THICKER
AND WHEN YOU CHINNING OUT WHAT YOU WANT
I HOPE YOU’LL BE A GOOD PICKER
LIKE ME
Track Name: EACH AND EVERYDAY
EVERYBODY
GOT THEIR OWN THING
AND THEY GOT NO TIME FOR ME
BUT ME AND YOU GOT OUR OWN THING
SO IT AIN’T THAT HARD TO SEE

THAT WE’RE GOING ALL THE WAY
EACH AND EVERYDAY
BUILDING UP A CAGE
TO KEEP US FREE

INFINITE POSSIBILITIES
LIKE INTERNET OR A DREAM
REALLY ARE JUST TETHERED TO

IMMEDIATE RESPONSIBILITIES
CUZ WE’RE GOING ALL THE WAY
EACH AND EVERYDAY
BUILDING UP A CAGE TO KEEP US FREE

I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO CLIP ITS WINGS

LOVE AIN’T FREE
LIKE NO MONEY
IT’S ON A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PLANE
I KNOW THAT ALL SOUNDS REALLY HEADY
BUT CHEAP JUST DON’T MEAN FREE BABY

CUZ WE’RE GOING ALL THE WAY
EACH AND EVERYDAY
BUILDING UP A CAGE TO KEEP US FREE

LETTING FREEDOM RING
HARK THE HERALD ANGEL SING,
“BABY, IT FEELS JUST LIKE
SMOKING WEED IN HEAVEN.”
Track Name: DARK KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR
AHH!
I’M LIKE BATMAN
BE WHATEVER GOTHAM NEEDS ME
TO BE
ALL OF MY TRUE LOVE
BE WHATEVER GOTHAM NEEDS ME
TO BE

ALL OF MY LOVE
YOU DON’T WANT IT
SAID IT’S TOO MUCH
IT’S TOO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY
BECAUSE

I’M A PUNCHING BAG OF LOVE
LET ME BE YOUR BURNING
EFFIGY
SAY WHATEVER TO MY FACE
NOT THAT MANY PEOPLE THAT CAN

PHASE ME
ALL OF MY LOVE
YOU DON’T WANT IT
SAID IT’S TOO MUCH
IT’S TOO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY
BECAUSE

WELL, IT’S A LOT AT ONCE
BECAUSE
IT’S A LOT AT ONCE
IT’S TOO MUCH

TASK MASK BECOMES FACE
BE WHATEVER GOTHAM NEEDS ME
TO BE
FREEDOM IN BOUNDARY
I THINK THOMAS JEFFERSON
SAID THAT

ALL OF MY LOVE
YOU DON’T WANT IT
SAID IT’S TOO MUCH
IT’S TOO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY
BECAUSE

YOU DON’T WANT ME ALL AT ONCE
BECAUSE
YOU DON’T WANT ME ALL AT ONCE
AND NOW NOT EVEN AT ALL
Track Name: PSYCHIC PAIN
THERE IS A PAIN
INSIDE MY BRAIN
THAT FEELS A WAY
I CAN’T EXPLAIN
WITH SPOKEN WORD
I NEVER HEARD
TO ARTICULATE
BUT NOT ESCAPE

PSYCHIC PAIN
FEELINGS YOU CANNOT EXPRESS
PSYCHIC PAIN

WELL WHAT YOU GOT
OVER MY HEAD
IS ALL THE WORDS
I NEVER READ
I’M LIKE A BALL
OF ENERGY
THAT’S EVERYWHERE
BUT NEVER FREE

PSYCHIC PAIN
FEELINGS YOU CANNOT EXPRESS
PSYCHIC PAIN

THERE IS A PAIN
INSIDE MY BRAIN
THAT WITHOUT WORDS
I JUST CANNOT EXPLAIN
THERE IS A PAIN
INSIDE MY BRAIN
THAT’S DRAGGING ME
JUST LIKE A BALL
AND CHAIN
BANE

EVERYONE SAID
THAT IT WAS LAME
TO LEARN THE WORDS
TO FREE YOUR BRAIN
IT’S NOT A DEMON
I’M NOT INSANE
IT’S JUST A FEELING
WITHOUT A NAME

PSYCHIC PAIN
FEELINGS YOU CANNOT EXPRESS
PSYCHIC PAIN

I’M CRYING
IN MY MIND
I’M DYING
IN REAL TIME