Song​-​A​-​Day 2014

by Sam Keenan

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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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Track Name: Piggy Pedals
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
Track Name: Simple Choice
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
Track Name: Impossible Place
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
Track Name: Mightmare
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
Track Name: Make Me an Offer
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
Track Name: We Are the Mob
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
Track Name: Tower of Ice
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
Track Name: Into the Funhouse
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
Track Name: The Cage
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?
Track Name: Resist a Mystery
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
Track Name: Alive
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?
Track Name: Wild Hearts
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
Track Name: Blurry Buckaroo
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
Track Name: Possession
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
Track Name: Tell Me a Story
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
Track Name: Kaboom Town
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
Track Name: The Blue
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
Track Name: Brighter Light
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
Track Name: Square
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
Track Name: Back to the People
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
Track Name: Over That Line
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
Track Name: The Feast
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
Track Name: Letting Myself Go
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