Song​-​A​-​Day 2014

by Sam Keenan

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1.
Piggy Pedals 02:36
we're on our own now we're all alone now pushing on the piggy pedals pushing on the piggy pedals alone now out on our own now pushing on the piggy pedals pushing on the piggy pedals don't need a farmer that's gonna harm ya pushing on the piggy pedals pushing on the piggy pedals domesticated is overrated pushing on the piggy pedals pushing on the piggy pedals can you spot your own thought close your eyes and you have to be guided where can we get in the time provided? other swine want to have it decided it's your snout and you don't have to hide it the meat is going for cheap piled up in a bloody heap trying to impress little bopeep we can leave that to the sheep alone now out on our own now pushing on the piggy pedals pushing on the piggy pedals
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Are you gonna swear? throw dust into the air? blow back the sea? coins hitting the ground are worlds turning around pointlessly deep in the noise listen to that voice and make a very simple choice deep in the noise listen to that voice and make a very simple choice love is overplayed it scatters like the shade leaves us behind the fool that I have been won't come around again but not hard to find deep in the noise listen to that voice and make a very simple choice deep in the noise listen to that voice and make a very simple choice
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I will walk sun or rain I will walk to the impossible place all the way with my feet in the dye with a colorful finger-paint disguise as I rise there is only one thing to deny if I make it then it's not a lie if I'm brave enough to be alight bend the night and then step to it I can put my body through it she will suffer the same she will be in the impossible place all the way there are lights in her eyes there are lights making rivers in the sky as we rise as we rise all the way there is only one thing to deny if we make it then it's not a lie if we're brave enough to be alight bend the night and then step to it I can put your body through it
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Many Faces 03:01
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IMNX 03:39
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Mightmare 03:23
you are scared of little terrors out from somewhere monsters chasing doors erasing into thin air legs are numbing feel them coming up endless stairs all elevens and you haven't got one more prayer stop your crowing you're not goin' anywhere on the spinner locked up in a mightmare locked up in a mightmare poisoned apple made you nap and now you're under tried to outrun but everyone saw that blunder show your teeth like the deceased and loosen your bones lifting mountains can't get out and never alone stop your crowing you're not goin' anywhere on the spinner locked up in a mightmare locked up in a mightmare you're not goin' anywhere locked up in a mightmare you're not goin' anywhere locked up in a mightmare you're not goin' anywhere locked up in a mightmare you're not goin' anywhere locked up in a mightmare now you're slipping tightly gripping can't reach a hand endless calling you'll keep falling and never land
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when it got hotter hell and high water I waded I waded after the showers you were the flower who bated who bated hungry for beauty fruit sweet and dewy I tasted I tasted dance in a vignette hovering sunset don't waste it don't waste it lines making up the horizon are getting softer statues are turning to sand so make me an offer fleeting emotions ships in an ocean no rudders no rudders butterfly impact puts me on my back and flutters just flutters lines making up the horizon are getting softer statues are turning to sand so make me an offer
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when they made room for the car parks i guess they didn't care for art who would bother to make those walls? only to imprison us all? what is it like to be the means? treat people less than their machines? this is a feeling, that's a fact there is broken logic for that it's a big job but we are the mob they're gonna know our numbers teeth of the law have a broken jaw feeling the ache of hunger they're gonna know our numbers when denominations fall rippling like a lightning burst a little spark has to be first who would you rather hold the knife? Already paying with your life blame the kings who hang to their crowns blame the liars who run the towns There is enough to go around or would you like to take them down? it's a big job but we are the mob they're gonna know our numbers trying to tell you to your face value not gonna have to wonder they're gonna know our numbers when denominations fall
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Tower of Ice 03:49
it is quiet in a blanket of powder all the sounds are washed away there are no parades and no pretty flowers only black and white and gray try to be strong but i can only tremble hang around until the thaw i'm as useless as your fake precious metal just reflecting in the frost please take me from this tower ice where we can be out at night please rescue me from boring advice we could burn like lovers coal and ember lovers who make their home in the lights you can melt a heart down into the snow solid wishes in a myth chip away the mountain blow after blow disappear into the drift please take me from this tower ice and then we can see the sights please rescue me from boring advice we could burn like lovers fiery furnace lovers who make their home in the lights
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you're a little pony on the merry go 'round like to be up and down somebody tried to scratch the frown off a plastic clown the sugar spilling out of your mouth I don't know what it's about let's go into the funhouse and never come back out let's go into the funhouse and never come back out meet meek marry and the strutting stud didn't care about the flood floated into the tunnel of love came out caked in mud do you wanna be locked and sealed? spinning in an endless wheel? just use your sex appeal make me bow make me kneel let's go into the funhouse and never come back out always get aggressive in the midway mirror gimmicks trick flames are we gonna spend all day pushing rings playing games everybody here thinks fun is loud i am done with this crowd let's go into the funhouse and never come back out let's go into the funhouse and never come back out
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The Cage 03:54
give me a reason not just a rattle soon I will be able to slip right through the bars skipping that dinner rotten and bitter the slow starvation makes me faint reminds me of the stars the cage the cage is no place for an animal the cage the cage will you let me go? plucking a feather scratching out seconds adding the minutes saving hours counting every day never your cheery bright mine-canary there are expanding skies so far up and away the cage the cage is no place for an animal the cage the cage will you let me go?
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Lost Level 03:32
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following the footsteps going over evidence never can resist a mystery felt it in her fingerprints only gave me a hint curiosity will get the best of me I wish I could be more smart now my whole case fell apart a cat-woman stole my heart but a really good thief always leaves their mark isn't an obsession just haven't learned my lesson never can resist a mystery there was a surprise twist disappeared with a kiss the answer was right in front of me felt it in my stomach gotta know whodunit never can resist a mystery hope she won't move on too quick to some other private dick only trying to get his kick solving dirty crimes that she wants to commit isn't an obsession just haven't learned my lesson curiosity will get the best of me I wish I could be more smart now my whole case fell apart a cat-woman stole my heart but a really good thief always leaves their mark isn't an obsession just haven't learned my lesson never can resist a mystery
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Alive 04:12
alive where would you like to go? don't you think you should know? or haven't you thought so? alive and you get that for free there is so much to see and why not be happy? all that you have is time you are the author find the saltwater no, you don't have to climb could be a good day don't learn the hard way leave the dead end power is fleeting and money's pretend find a friend one that won't flake and share this mistake alive still learning even though there is too much to know or haven't you thought so? alive and that makes you lucky to be or not to be? or why not be happy? you could buzz or you could find an artist and make love or just hug stay awake and share this mistake alive where would you like to go? don't you think you should know? or haven't you thought so? alive and you get that for free there is so much to see and why not be happy?
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Wild Hearts 02:44
we're not gonna join half to be a dupe don't wanna be a member of the sub-group if you're on the doorstep, we're not taking orders when it's what you are you never need to reinforce it it's much more fun if you are courageous leave the false security to the painless leave the revelations to the blameless confusion to the cowards who would try to tame us wild hearts don't belong wild hearts carry on don't need another gift or was it an offer the latest spiritual discount shopper we're happy to leave the earth to the meek but for now we're gonna sing and dance and speak we're gonna get down gonna take the risk gonna smolder not just exist leave the revelations to the blameless confusion to the cowards who would try to tame us wild hearts don't belong wild hearts carry on you're a savage you're a beast you're hairy and cuddly at least get over the primal fear we are going further into the frontier have you seen the members of the herd in a pretty row looking absurd leave the revelations to the blameless confusion to the cowards who would try to tame us wild hearts don't belong wild hearts carry on
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Level 18 02:42
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knocking them down one by one you are my new blurry buckaroo dig your spurs and pop the guns we know how the west was won wanna be infamous? hope we can remember us rebels with a noble cause to riot like the outlaws glad you're comin' back around now we're gonna take this town the open country then then moon starting with this saloon we're gonna have so much fun you are my new blurry buckaroo knocking them down one by one we know how the west was won
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Possession 02:48
turn you into her pet done up up like a sorcerous the spirits have stricken her it makes her look wickeder just look at her hear the howling every ghost needs a warm body to be the host can you hear the howling every ghost needs a warm body to be the host possession possession possession possession he'll have you as a thing dragging shackles chains and rings reciting a spell on his knees says, "you make me so lucky." "belong to me." hear the howling every ghost needs a warm body to be the host can you hear the howling every ghost needs a warm body to be the host
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when the fire glows and the shadows dance, you can see your bones through transparent hands the relative days, not long as they seem, all become a haze lifting from a dream have you heard the sound? felt the shaking yet? a call from the ground rumbles with regret a voice carries a light flies marches back into the sky bending in gravity's thrust spreading like the cosmic dust the irony is too great once you know that it's too late tell me a story let's make a story too
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Kaboom Town 02:36
kaboom are you ready? it's time to tear down it's already been time to tear down it will finally be our kaboom town are you ready? it's time to tear down done with the false promise, the bad dream all the garbage, waste running downstream all that you've been building up is steam coming out of the cracks and the seams kaboom are you ready we're taking our turn we know what will break and what will burn many things to unmake and unlearn are you ready we're taking our turn don't apologize now it's too late when we're standing outside at the gate we are kicking in, taking back fate are you ready? we don't wanna wait kaboom can't damage what's already in ruins can't stop what's already been brewing can't run or we'll just be pursuing can't hide from your own undoing are you ready? it's time to tear down it's already been time to tear down it will finally be our kaboom town are you ready? it's time to tear down kaboom town
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The Blue 03:22
wanna love and want it to be you wanna pluck the blue right out of the moon hearts are fragile, desperate and untrue wanna pluck the blue right out of the moon when it's perfect don't spoil the mood don't cover yourself with cloth or perfume wanna reach out like in a cartoon wanna pluck the blue right out of the moon live in this silent moment I need you to look right into my eyes when we're lost in that ocean it is much better than words can describe only a life hardly time to prove have to make more than a mountain move wanna love and want it to be you wanna pluck the blue right out of the moon
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your words are just sounds mumble but your eyes are vacant dawn at the playground waiting but you just won't wake up there is brighter light don't let all your days be taken or I'd play all night waiting but you just won't wake up come on now and feel the shiver come on down and be delivered sun is out but you just won't wake up stay a suffering child and your father will forsake you want your real smile waiting but I just can't wake you come on now wash in the river come on down and be delivered come on now and feel the shiver come on down and be delivered sun is out but you just won't wake up
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Square 02:58
hold on I can not be the first person to notice when an arresting creature like you walks by wait wait just a minute I bet that you love stories and i can see you match your shoes with your eyes I'll make you forget all your sorrows you're an angel on this earth out wandering oh and there's one other thing we'll be square if you can spare a dollar kind sir a little closer I wouldn't try to scare you such an important guy deserves more respect now look I've got a lead I know you're very busy so, I am gonna tell it to you direct I'll make you forget all your sorrows you are wise and noble straight up like a king oh and there's one other thing we'll be square if you could spare a dollar I'll make you forget all your sorrows you're an angel on this earth out wandering oh and there's one other thing we'll be square if you could spare a dollar I'll make you forget all your sorrows
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back to the people leaders are falling powers are feeble without a vision stupid or evil we could survive a little upheaval we can give it all back to the people back to the people guarding their riches trying to look regal forcing their humps through eyes of the needles they use our tech and still are medieval hiding in plain sight with their back to the people ba-ba-ba-back to the people not hard to measure so portion are equal freed from the toil pointless and lethal free land and water air that's breathable we can give it all back to the people back to the people ba-ba-ba-back to the people framing a portrait shape of a eagle holding a match and covered in diesel some revolutions may need a sequel we can give it all back to the people back to the people
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you see it all from our place in the sky houses are toys let's take it in awhile pixelated a multitude of specks rush up and down the paths that intersect ran out of words and wine I took your hand in mine stepped right to the edge then over that line blurring together when you squint your eyes imagine all new patterns in your mind the air is thin a struggle to breathe here a little further to pass the atmosphere ran out of words and wine I took your hand in mine stepped right to the edge then over that line
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The Feast 03:55
there was nobody left streets and homes were bereft we couldn't catch our breath thought we might be bored to death she came down with a cough he's pumped full of exhaust the forgotten and lost thought those stains were polished off out living it down out kicking around the undead pushing up the underground we were deceased now we are released hungry and there is gonna be a feast like it when you're forceful when you push and you pull pick them off like morsels immoral immortals not frowning like mourners coming 'round the corners showing rows of molars much better eye rollers out living it down out kicking around the undead pushing up the underground we were deceased now we are released hungry and there is gonna be a feast no you trippy bastard get back up get faster get loud speakers in the rafters zombies who don't need a master no more hiding places show your scary faces make in-your-gut noises 'til somebody hears the voiceless
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Boss 03:40
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so much for a thinking soul keeping it under control let dust collect garden overgrow letting myself go won't need a crack for the code don't need to pack for the road the doors are open breeze is free to blow letting myself go a bother to monitor the counters or straighten the rugs this furniture, the busywork is better left to the bugs needed to reach the plateau prepared an act for the show breaking to quick building too slow letting myself go let dust collect garden overgrow letting myself go letting myself go

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This triple length kitchen-sink raw edition of the original Song-A-Day 2014 album will be available for a limited time.

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released January 31, 2014

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Sam Keenan Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sam Keenan has been writing and performing original material since the age of 15. He has released several albums and singles in a very unstructured, messy way. Keenan along with his rotation of muppet-like weirdos carries on the tradition of blending the history of music and making soup. ... more

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