Home to Roost

by Scandaliz Vandalistz

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This is the album we recorded in the hot hot summer of 2008, as a follow-up to our first album, I Forgot Where I Was Going, So I Came Back.

These songs were composed between 2005 and 2008 as we left our hometown and began our college careers. Despite having attempted to break up the band at the end of high school, we continued to find ourselves periodically reunited in Memphis, and, thus, Home to Roost was born. We hope you enjoy it.
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released March 3, 2013

SV is Alice Buchanan, Katherine Dohan, Alanna Stewart, and Brock Terwilleger

featuring Dustin McCormick on drums,
and Wesley Morgan on upright bass on tracks 10 and 4

Recorded and mixed by Noah Glenn

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Track Name: Ghettoblaster
I'm gonna turn on my ghetto blaster
So I can get back to you faster
It's gonna blast me out into space
I'll surf the soundwaves to yr place
I'm gonna run a few red lights
So I can get into your bed tonight

I want you here in my passenger seat
Its easy to get lonely while motoring
Loneliness grows as my gas tank depletes
La la la la la la la la la vroom vroom vroom

I'm gonna round this corner at 55
So we can read the bible all damn night
I'm gonna get followed by the police,
But even they can't stop me
Cause yesterday I bought a po-lice scanner
He'll sweep my dust like a school janitor

But where is Lamar? And which way is south?
I wanna hold your hand at the haunted house
Yeah yeah we'll cruise all night and smoke all day
Man, I really wish that I could live my life that way.

I want you here in my passenger seat
Its easy to get lonely while motoring
Loneliness grows as my gas tank depletes
La la la la la la la la la vroom vroom vroom

I should have paid attention in drivers ed
Reckless driving isn't really wreckless
And now I'm dead, I'm dead dead dead
I'll never see you again again again
Track Name: Panamanian Fighter
I am a Panamanian fighter
Against the imperial power
The canal queue grows longer
Our labor just gets cheaper
Thank God my girl is a prostitute
Or else we would be destitute
All the country's banks in American zone
While my kid is skin, bone.

Where's the money?
I want my GDP
At least the bit that belongs to me

To the Republic for which they stand
The Banana Puppets will shake the hand
Of any law maker breaker business man
Sent to strike a deal
On our sand

Well you made us succeed
It was part of your plan
But we're taking it back
We're making a stand
Panama is a sovereign land
Unless a nation state
Is your clan's brand

Go home
Leave us alone
Go home
Leave us alone

Torrijos got us back the canal
Got the School of Americas shut down
But that very army training ground
Trained the troops that sent his plane to drown

Then came Noriega, former US clown
But he wouldn't give back the waterway
So there was no way he could stay
Smear campaign made it politically sound
And Bush sent bombs raining over town…

Oligarchic regime!

I am a Panamanian fighter
Against the imperial power
The canal queue grows longer
Our labor just gets cheaper
I am a sabotageur bullet dodger
Teacher preacher
Farmer striker tribal leader
I am a Panamanian fighter!
Track Name: Demi-National Bra
Two lights no rights to the punk rock show
We can't tell you where to go in
Punk rock new Hampshire, punk rock new Hampshire
Live free or die, live free or die

Let's all go to the ice cream shop
Then we'll go and smoke some pot in
Punk rock new Hampshire, punk rock new Hampshire
Live free or die, live free or die

I don't know just where I am
The highway is just like god's hand
Leading me to find myself
I really need to find myself in

Punk Rock New Jersey, Punk Rock New Jersey
Drive on the sidewalk, drive on the sidewalk

Past New York, it's just bad lands
Sorry we're late, we had to pee in the van
Go buy us some 40z, BUY US SOME 40z
Go go go Brandon
Ride ride that fat man
Teenage kids singing Against Me
The dog bed's the only place to sleep in
Punk Rock Carolina, Punk Rock Carolina
(ON HOME TO)
Punk Rock Tennessee, Punk Rock Tennessee
Live Free or DIE
LIVE FREE OR FUCKIN DIE
DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE
Track Name: Blue Egg Blues
One spring I loved a robin's nest
I watched two birds build it with sticks and feathers
Each morning I watched their gutter home
From over a bowl of Cheerios

Three perfect blue eggs in a perfect brown bed
I waited for you to hatch
Three fluffy balls softly crying and growing
Did you see me through the glass?

I knew that someday you'd have to go
Leave me with National Public Radio
I already had enough holes
In my bowl, in my bowl, in my bowl

Spots of milk on my nose
Spots of milk on my toes
I will have the strongest bones
Spots of milk on my nose
Spots of milk on my toes
God bless this bowl of Cheerios

I watched you get stronger and ready to fly
You got wings I got down
I stayed low you got high
I stayed stuck in the kitchen chair
I'll never have feathers I only grow hair

Birds will grow
Birds will go
I sit here and eat Cheerios
Mothers flush dead fish down toilet bowls
Bread grows mold
Songs get sold
The sewer is swimming with goldfish bones
Bread grows mold
Songs get sold
I sit here and eat Cheerios
Cheerios, Cheerios, Cheerios

Spots of milk on my nose
Spots of milk on my toes
I will have the strongest bones
Spots of milk on my nose
Spots of milk on my toes
God bless this bowl of Cheerios

Which little robin's the one that I love
When you're one of the many pecking in the mud
You won't recognize me or love me back
When you're searching for worms in the sidewalk cracks
Track Name: Morphine Sister
The sister has appendicitis
Staying up for all the night is
No fun in a hospital room

They gave the sister morphine
So that her mind could be more clean
But her thoughts just got a little bit sticky like glue

I love my morphine sister
I love her more and more
She says that I can't do anything right
But what are sisters for?
I love my morphine sister
I love her more and more
I love her broken appendix
It's lying on the floor

I love my sister's E.T. finger
And although she broke my dictionary
She has a smile so merry
That my anger never lingered

Very cold and all alone
Little dumpling has no home
I am lying very badly
She has the mommy and daddly

I love my morphine sister
I love her more and more
She says that I can't do anything right
But what are sisters for?
I love my morphine sister
I love her more and more
I love her ruptured appendix
It's lying on the floor

Bring me there that oatmemeal
Until that little 'ppendix heals
Yeah make that little 'ppendix heal
And better we will make her feel
Track Name: Grandeza
Paola he had never been away to Rio
For his family oh he knew he had to go

Cuz in the north it's only drought
Landlords will buy you out
Kids hug their moms
And leave the house
Join the crowd snaking south

Have you seen the cars
And the towers
Reaching up to the stars
They say if we all do our part
Then we'll get ours

Grandeza
Industria brasileira

The generals have planned it out
It's a miracle no doubt
But even while Jesus looks down
Paolo's in a shantytown

Favela
Grandeza

Brazil has got a destiny
So manifest for all to see
Bom dia auto industry
For our great super power
We'll take loans out by the hour
The real lingua franca's Portuguese

Grandeza
Industria Brasileira

Homem no ha trabalho
There is not work for Paolo
There is no corn to shuck
The World Bank's got us stuck

Grandeza
Industria brasileira
Track Name: Fireworks
If your head were on my chest
Then I'd explode in happiness
And you'd be covered in blood
Skin can't contain my love
My stomach's dangling from the lamp
My fingernails are on your pants
I hope you don't go bowling
'Cause in your shoes lies my colon

Put your head on my chest
And I'd explode with happiness
Bloody fireworks to celebrate my death

Mop my intestines off the floor
Scrape my eyeballs off the door
My belly button can be of use
To replace the missing one on your suit
I understand if you don't want to come near
Don't wanna make me have a fit
But I assure you, there are worse ways to die
Than exploding like this

Sometimes I wish that I didn't exist
That I was nothing ever nothing never
Didn't think and could just sleep forever
Oh! This world could be so much better

If you held me things would be much better
But I'd die, and my blood would be redder
Than the hair of an Irish Setter
All over your woolen sweater

Put your head on my chest
And I'd explode with happiness
Bloody fireworks to celebrate my death
Track Name: Little Brains
Madonna! You can't be in our closet band!
Cuz! We're in a closet
Hey Madonna! you suck! you suck!
We don't need your fashion show
We don't fit in the places you go
Madonna asked if she could be in our band and we said NO!
We're in a closet
We're a closet

We made a world in here, we got plenty to wear
Sick and tired of breathing bad air
Needing a change in the atmosphere
We hide away in a place that's small
But there's no wiggle room, so it makes us feel tall
A tiny space filled with tiny kids
Our brains are little, but our thoughts are big
so so so so so big!

In here our minds are free
Floating around with the dust bunnies
In the closet
We learned your rules and now we're done with them
We don't want a part in your pretention
Necessity is the mother of invention
We put ourselves away
It's dark in time of day
In here it's like another dimension
But it's a closet

We made a world in here, we got plenty to wear
Sick and tired of breathing bad air
Needing a change in the atmosphere
We hide away in a place that's small,
But there's no wiggle room so it makes us feel tall
A tiny space filled with tiny kids
Our brains are little, but our thoughts are big
SO SO SO SO SO BIG

It's a small world after all

No tune: we've broken all our strings
No room: this place is shrinking.
The good air's all gone
Maybe we were wrong
About the closet
Obsessed with a life of prevention
Now closet is the necessity of invention
The sun is brighter than this little light bulb
And we're starting to forget what we're missing

We're in a closet
And we've lost it
Track Name: Annabelle
Annabelle fell from the sky
One dark and stormy evening
Bounded up to help me
As my heart would not stop bleeding

God hears all his little lambs
When they are loudly bleating
Sends someone in to calm the din
Annabelle I was needing

Annabelle, oh my sweet Annabelle
Stay with me, don't leave me now
Annabelle, I really need some help
Stay with me, don't leave me now

I know you are made of steel
Much stronger than the others
But tigress please play careful
With your sisters and your brothers

I feel weak, a marshmallow
A kid who's on the couch
Annabelle, my girl, my friend
Come and help me out

Annabelle, oh my sweet Annabelle
Stay with me, don't leave me now
Annabelle, I really need some help
Stay with me, don't leave me now

When you're curled up on the bed
You're meek, never too tough
But when we're playing tug-of-war
I get scared, you get too rough

Girl, you know we are alike
Sunny, sometimes dark
I'll do my best not to go down
If you don't give any angry barks

Annabelle, oh my sweet Annabelle
Stay with me, don't leave me now
Annabelle, I need some help

Spotted paw
Tiger jaw
Keep it shut
You little mutt
I don't want to give you up
No, I don't want to give you up