Many Happy Returns

by Brett Spivey

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I dedicate this album to Philip Charles Lithman and The Residents. Thank you all for being such a big inspiration in my musical life.

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released December 19, 2014

All songs (written by Snakefinger and the Residents) rewritten and deranged by Brett L. Spivey © 2014

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Track Name: Jesus Was a Leprechaun
Jesus was a leprechaun dying on the cross
Remembering his celtic roots
Some place to hold my up lost

Jesus was a leprechaun his name was Tiny Tom
He tried to have a little fun
But now my hands on my venus of lom

Jesus was a leprechaun full of trickery
But it went a bit too far
Now they made a matter of me

Jesus was a leprechaun with a twinkle in his eye
Always smiling sweetly
But I never expected to die
Track Name: Blue Rosebuds
I love you and 'cause I do
My sky has changed
From grey to blue
But blue's not just
A color of the rainbow
It's shade is not a hazy hue
But pure and hard
My blue sky blue
It's like a Roman candle
Coming rosebuds
Your words are empty hollow bleatings
Of a mental crutch
They're open-festered indigestion
With a velvet touch
An ether-eating Eskimo
Would gag upon your sight
Convulsed into oblivion
From laughter or from fright
A coma with a swee t aroma
Is your only dream
Malignant with the misconception
That a grunt can gleam
Your lichen-covered corpuscles
Are filthy to my fist
Infection is your finest flower
Mildewed in the mist."
I love you and 'cause I do
My skies have changed
From grey to blue
But blue's not just a color
Of the rainbow
It's shade is not a hazy hue
But pure and hard
My blue sky blue
It's like a Roman candle
Coming rosebuds
Blue rosebuds
Track Name: Krafty Cheese
You care for plants and we care for you;
You care for plants and we care for you.
Upward to the sun we grow,
Careful plants, be
Careful plants.
Track Name: Easter Woman
Down, deep down,
I'm down, down down,

Down, deep down,
I'm down, way down

Easter woman came today,
And took away my wife,
Took her through an open doorway,
To the afterlife.
Track Name: Living In Vain
Living In Vain
Just a watching the rain
I want to get out
But I just don't know how

I used to have a girlfriend
Gave me a Valentine
Well first it made me nervous
Then I think it made me fine

Because I'm
Living In Vain
Just a watching the rain
I want to get out
But I just don't know how

I used to have a grandma
She always called me dear
I never knew her purpose
I only knew her atmosphere

Because I'm
Living In Vain
Just a watching the rain
I want to get out
But I just don't know how
Track Name: Forty-Four No More
Once I lived on a dead end street
A little bitty woman with big ol' feet
It was always dark, we was always poor
The number outside was forty-four

One day bad blood creeped in my mind
Sucked on my soul and made me blind
I thought she lied, so I opened the drawer
Pulled out my bullets and my forty-four

Forty-four, it was forty-four
He couldn't stand that number no more
Forty-four, it was forty-four
Don't wanna hear that number no more

I found her in the store with a preacher man
Who laughed when she slapped the gun out of my hand
A train went by as I ran out the door
The number on the engine was forty-four

I rode that train to New Orleans
And took my tears to a voodoo queen
I couldn't live like that no more
It was my birthday, I was forty-four

Forty-four, he was forty-four
He couldn't stand that number no more
Forty-four, he was forty-four
Don't wanna hear that number no more

Forty-four, he was forty-four
He couldn't stand that number no more
Forty-four, he was forty-four
Don't wanna hear that number no more
Track Name: He Also Serves
Come and see the holy twosome
They can heal and they can do some
Things that no one ever did before
He really loved them, he really cared


Silently I stood between them
Holding up the crimson gleaming
Circle with its ends not quite in line
And then I lifted up the cover

Softly like it was my lover
And I felt them shudder as they sighed
As I clamped the metal on it
Something like a liquid donut

Shimmered by the holy union side
Then the people screamed and shouted
As the donut grew and sprouted
Little bitty dust balls made of fire

And then these soon enough descended
Down the lines that finally ended
At the screams and unbelieving cries

For soon the cripples would be walking
And the dummies would be talking
But no one knew exactly how or why
Track Name: Fever Dream
Ever have a fever dream
I had a fever dream
A real bad fever dream
I hate fever dreams

I was a ping pong ball
A jet black ping pong ball
Someone whacked the ping pong ball
Another one whacked the ping pong ball
Back and forth the ping pong ball
Back and forth the ping pong ball
Stuck in the air and I noticed that the pair
of whacker, looked like me.

Ever have a fever dream
I had a fever dream
A real bad fever dream
It repeated like a fever dream
It repeated like a fever dream
It repeated like a fever dream
I Hate Fever Dreams
I Hate Fever Dreams
I Hate Fever Dreams

Except
Ohh
Sometimes
Sometimes
I love fever dreams
Track Name: Bring Back Reality
Bring back reality
Bring it back to you and me
Bring back reality
Leave it alone

I dreamed I was living in a under sea
That lived inside of me
It said my friend your life will end
But you might disagree
You just might disagree

Bring back reality
Bring it back to you and me
Bring back reality
Leave it alone
Leave it alone

I asked the sea to answer me
And this was his favorite lie
There is no truth for people who
Cannot afford to lie
The cant afford to lie

Bring back reality
Bring it back to you and me
Bring back reality
Leave it alone
Leave it alone