Beekeepers II

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released November 27, 2015

beekeepers are
brandon robinson
patrick robinson
jeremy franchi
pete steffy
jeff else

recorded at home by jeff else
mixed by jeff else and chris koltay at high bias recordings
mastered by paul gold at salt mastering
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Track Name: TV Land
spent time in a land that’s overrun
by prophecies of what’s to come
and seen that the news is not all grim
but it sure as hell ain’t good

in one burned-out convenience store
people murdered by the score
the horror that i stood before
i had not understood

this sacred show came on
that night at nine
that’s primetime
gather round my children

i’m not familiar with his dialect
so i could be incorrect
but i believe he’s telling me
what’s on tv tonight

this must be some sacred show
that premiered so long ago
for why else would he tell me
what’s on tv tonight?

this sacred show came on
that night at nine
that’s primetime
gather round my children
lo and behold! lo and behold!

it’s on the tv screen
i’m not allowed to see
and when i looked through the window
i could not believe what i’d seen

cell phone towers all aflame
they act as if it were a game
and in their eyes a fire burns
but no one speaks it’s name

i would leave if i were you
i would but i can’t i have work to do
i’m coming close to a breakthrough
and getting near the end

this sacred show came on
that night at nine
that’s primetime
gather round my children
lo and behold! lo and behold!
Track Name: Work Related Issues
walking down a side street
and he’s quite a mess
didn’t care where he was going
he was broke til friday
and it was only tuesday

trouble in the workplace
we could not ignore
he showed up late drunk and on pills
reeking badly of cologne and mouthwash

now that he’s been let go
things have settled down
i put in my time, get paid, go home,
kick back and
have a couple tall cans
while i stream some netflix

and i don’t let my problems
interfere with work

this is not to say i’m proud
in fact it’s a little bit sad

there’s still time
i’ve got time
i’ve got time

there’s still time
i’ve got time
i’ve got time

that’s what i tell myself
when i crack open another can

woke up the next morning
rent check’s in the mail
got to work on time,
the day went slowly by and after
went to dinner with the mother-in-law

and i don’t let my problems
interfere with work
Track Name: Parkings Lots
what are these thoughts?
where are they coming from?
in parking lots
hear the fluorescent lights
humming off key
how can it be that there’s
no place to park?
weeping and driving

how am i supposed to feel?
somebody tell me what’s wrong

so many cars
no one to drive them
they park and they leave
as far as i can see
they don’t return
tried to talk to them
but they won’t respond

how am i supposed to feel?
somebody tell me what’s wrong
guess i’ll follow them
over to yonder kiosk

information
help desk help me now

what did she say?
i can’t remember
and how could i be
so overconfident
i’m going back
back to the help desk
cause i need to ask
i know just what to say

how am i supposed to feel?
somebody tell me what’s wrong

how am i supposed to feel?
somebody tell me what’s wrong
yes i’ll follow them over to yonder kiosk
Track Name: Distant Lands
in distant lands
i followed commands
my hunger’s pain
just in my brain

in distant lands
there’s nothing but sand
but still we went
where we were sent

must stay awake
til my shift change
what was that noise?
sounds like a voice

below dune’s crest
with heaving chest
hidden from sight
in the dead of night

below the sky
barren and vast
a sudden cry
is stifled fast

comrades in arms
paid to do harm
are on their way
there’s no escape
Track Name: Normal Dressed Man
just the other day
i saw a man
dressed in plain clothes

and at first glance
he did not seem too out of place
but then i looked at him again
his headphones on
he bobbed his head
but something’s wrong
they’re not plugged into anything
just dangling

i was set adrift
upon a raft
of waiting room chairs

upon the polyester sea
of bluish-grey carpeting
i’m panicking filling out forms
and then there’s more
there’s always more
i need more time
but time is up
so they deduct some of my points

is this a game?
no it’s not
is this a game?
no it’s not
is this a game?
no it’s not
yes it’s not
no it is

is this a game?
no it’s not
is this a game?
no it’s not
is this a game?
no it’s not
yes it’s not
no it is
Track Name: Look at My Face
look at my face
how does it look?
i’m on a train
leaving my home
i killed a dog
it was taking up space
don’t take a bath
the hot water’s broke

train conductor take me away
away from this place
away from my pets

animals looking inside the train
go away

what is this train?
why am i here?
now that i’m here
i have nothing to hide

train conductor take me away
away from this place
away from my pets

animals looking inside the train
go away
Track Name: Billboards
billboards are talking to me
telling me i should be free
free from control of my brain
free from my varicose veins

and i know they’re right
and they can say anything
and they will say anything

then cash for gold came to me
stole all my wife’s jewelry
took all the money i made
spent on mike’s hard lemonade

and i know it’s right
and i can say anything
and i will say anything

i
want
my


doritos i know they’re nice
and they can taste like anything
and they will taste like anything
Track Name: Evil is Real
evil is real
i’ve made a choice
i am not going to leave my room

my fate is sealed
i’ve made the choice
i will buy all my things on the web

there are men that i used to know
there are things that i used to say

in the new times
there will be new words
for old things

evil is real
it’s on my mind
i’m thinking of what’s for dinner tonight

and if you ask
i’ll say i’m alright
i won’t recall anything at the end of the night

there are men that i used to know
there are things that i used to say

evil is real
Track Name: Dragon Priest
there
there is
there is some
there is some gum
there is some gum on
there is some gum on my
there is some gum on my new carpet
there is some gum on my new carpet
how did this gum get on my carpet?
there is some gum on my new carpet

there is some wine on my duvet
there is some wine on my duvet
how did this wine get on my duvet?
there is some wine on my duvet

fertilizer bomb
blow that shit up
i don’t want it unless it’s perfect