Oh! Thunder

by A Carnival Of Hours

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Recorded live without any funny stuff, November 8, 2014

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released February 17, 2015

Written and played by Dominic East, Joshua Housh, and Raphi Gottesman

Recorded and mixed by Monte Valier at Ruminator Audio

Mastered by John McBain at JPM Mastering

All songs © 2015 New Set Of Sins Music (BMI)

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A Carnival Of Hours Oakland, California

Quiet-ish songs about cold campfire canyons, amputee wrestling, queens and rainbows.

A major chord tonic for insomniac weaklings and insufferable whisker meetups, it's the new jazz for the old swing sung by former Our Lady of the Highway/ex-Rogue Wave electric guitar guy Dominic East, Our Lady/Tropical Sleep double bassist Joshua Housh, with Odawas/onetime Sunset Raphi Gottesman on drums. ... more

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Track Name: Fort Wrong
She gave me three chances to fly
On the third one, I didn’t even try
I knew, when I got her alone I could wrestle a smile

With three more chances to die
On the last one I didn’t even try
To live, I know that I’m not the easiest guy

Calm me down...
I might stick around

She gave me three puzzles and why
You and I don’t see eye to I’ll
Never know, where she goes so late in the night

She gave me more than enough
Chances to screw it all up
So when I finally picked up the dice
I knew that I was already
Half way down the driveway
And I knew what they’d say
But I kept on skating anyway

Calm me down...
I might stick around

Calm me down...
I might still be around
Track Name: A Lifetime Now Closing
It only hurts when I breathe in
Only hurts when I breathe in and out

It only hurts when I breathe in
Only hurts when I breathe in and out
Don’t breathe in and out

The science said I was a weakling
Science said I was a weaker than weakling

Now I’m always scared when I’m sleeping
That the scientists will sneak in and stop me from breathing
They’ll whisper “don’t breathe in and out”


Talk me down from the ceiling
A lifetime closing with nobody listening

Kiss me quick, am I breathing?
Hold my hand, I’m a weaker than weakling
They said so many mean things to me
Track Name: Party Fouled Out
Party fouled out of your tight pants party
Party fouled out of the game
Party fouled out of your hipster hangout
Those parties are always the same

It’s not your fault
Your friends are mean little boys
Pull off their tags
They’re not so genuine

It’s a major chord morning at last, by God
It’s like that minor chord thing was a fad
It’s a major chord morning, the fog has blown out
It’s a finger shift, hand gripping lift!

Hey not so fast!
That was a rude getaway
Pull up your flags
Use them again, sunny day

Party fouled out of your tight pants party
Party fouled out of the game
Party fouled out of your whisker meetup
Those parties are always the same
Track Name: Oh! Thunder
On the way, to the bar
We counted down
99
98
Bottles
Just for a lark

By the time, we got close
We still had
15
14
13
Bottles to go

And if you wondered why
There was a thunder in my eyes
It’s just the 45 reasons
I have not to smile

I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder why?
Everybody else was getting high
Staring at the clouds up in the sky
When I saw a storm

I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder why?
Everybody else was getting high
Staring at the clouds up in the sky
I saw a storm

No
Easy way out
Here
There
Everywhere
A city in doubt

And if the waters break
And wash all this sadness away
What if the thunder, overtakes us?
Overtakes us, overtakes us?
Track Name: The Valkyrie Host
Keep it together, for a week
Let’s show them together, we’re not weak

Good morning, good morning, Gomorrah
The cold campfire canyon of doubt

The Feel Good Faction, takes it’s time
To feel good a fraction, of the time

Like dinosaurs, dinosaurs, dining
The cold campfire kingdom’s abuse

Shoot first then ask us, if we lied
(of course we lied)
Fire back with rainbows, turn the tide

Show them together we’re not weak
Track Name: Deep History
Won’t you, please take me to the river
Won’t you, please help carry this load
Won’t you, please hold me underwater
Won’t you, please, let me come home?

If you won’t, take me to the river
Won’t you, please help hold back my hair
Don’t you dare, hold this all against me
Throw up your hands, let me know that you care

Your lies, cut me like a diamond
Ring my fears, with whatever you got
I’ll take back, what I said there at the station
Sometimes I don’t think before I walk

Arm your friends, disarm all your lovers
Bless your tears, I bet they make you feel hot
I can’t kick, this here without you
Tie my heart back into a knot

If the moon is too drunk, to frame its advance
Tie your heart to the mast, change your whole circumstance
Because history’s too deep
History’s too deep
Track Name: What You Want
She said “I’m worried this might go to your head”
Call the cavalry to defend the bed
She cried when I burned the toast
Her letters, they stung the most

I’m worried that you’ve gone to my head
The barbs you hooked with me with won’t let me forget
Signed, “the ones who miss you the most”

What you want
And what you get
Doesn’t matter if your heart’s not in it with your head

What you want
And what you get
Doesn’t matter in the eyes of these suffragettes
Track Name: Joan Of Arc
Cancel the ambulance
Give me another chance
To save you from history’s fate

Falling downstairs again
Go on and get your friends
It’s a party…

She pulled up to pill up
To pour me a fill up
We froze in her visionary gaze

Oh God she got me
I’m sorry I was lonely

The words on the marquee
In red letters spelled “BOURGEOISIE”
But one of the E’s was a 3

Ain’t it just like an amputee
To offer to wrestle me...

Oh, Joan of Arc
Track Name: Supermarket Sweepstakes
Call me a cab, I don’t wanna sleep downtown
Rent me a rowboat or throw me a line
If you’re selling something, I can get you that action
Learning to love all the questions this time

I don’t ever wanna sleep downtown
Downtown, you act like a queen

The world keeps its silence, we keep our chins up
A brittle excitement is all we deserve

Downtown always makes me so angry
Downtown, you act like a queen

If I wanted to come back whole
Don’t you think I’d start a supermarket sweepstakes of my own?

If I wanted to come back home
Don’t you think I’d come back preening from a hot air balloon?

I don’t ever wanna sleep downtown
Downtown, you act like a queen

Call that cab I’m just barely off Broadway
Downtown, the star of my dreams

Everything they said about you was true
You color my rainbows blue
I don’t know what I would do without you
You darken the night times too

Silly boy, what did they warn you about?
Silly boy, hush, this is not about you at all

Death has few kindnesses left here for you
If you shock me, I will shock you