Holy Smokes

by The Dead Heads

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released November 18, 2016

Recorded July 2016 at Indian Road Studio
Audio mastering by Matt Marcel at Alazair Studios
Album cover art by Derek Ring

additional musicians:
The Meow Patrol, Miss Kactus Moon and Joe "The Shredder" Hadad.

Snakeboot Records and Tapes
Asparagus Street Productions.

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Track Name: The Satellite Kids
Shoot for the stars!
Shoot for the stars!

We have a spirited glow about us
The sun and sky and moon around us
Blow up the walls, we will continue to glimmer
Take back your spackle, we will sparkle and shimmer

Goodbye Earth, Hello Houston
All this fusion is just an illusion

Feast your eyes, Flip your lids ...
We are the satellite kids
Little people, Giant squids
Satellite! Satellite! Satellite kids!

We have an infinite zoo around us
The birds and bats and bugs above us
The apes have escaped, the snakes are stranded
Kibbles and bots!! the beagle has landed!!

Rocket ships are hot and exciting
UFO sighting, I feel like fighting

Feast your eyes, Flip your lids ...
We are the satellite kids
Little people, Giant squids
Satellite! Satellite! Satellite kids!

Shoot for the stars!
Shoot for the stars!

Goodbye Earth, Hello Houston
All this fusion is just an illusion
Track Name: Holy Smokes
Shot a buzzard for dinner
Angel feathers in my beer
I feel like such a sinner
My soul is getting seared
I feel my world collapsing
And the crows are closing in
Faxin’ for redemption
But the devil’s creepin’ in

Rollin’ like a wagon wheel
Rappin’ like a rattlesnake
Barrelin’ banana peels
Slicin’ up some cowboy cake

What’s so funny? This aint no joke
Burnin’ up the banjo… holy smokes!!
What’s so funny? This aint no joke
Jumpin’ the volcano… holy smokes!!

I think we got a winner
I think the price is right
we got a lucky spinner
I think the price is nice
“Who wants to be a bastard”
Freakin’ flames are closing in
“Are you smarter than a demon?”
Cuz the devil’s creepin’ in

Rollin’ like a wagon wheel
Rappin’ like a rattlesnake
Makin’ all the piggies squeal
Fire-up the jerky steak

What’s so funny? This aint no joke
Burnin’ up the banjo… holy smokes!!
What’s so funny? This aint no joke
Jumpin’ the volcano… holy smokes!!
Track Name: Kool Ranch
hot plate hot plate in my hands
york's steak house is where i stand
i brought my horse to cookies cookin
carpenter ants always be crookin
chip shot from the bunker
Archie, where are the doritoes
where are the cheetos?, where are the fritos?
jumpin thru loops jumpin thru hoops
i rent my tapes from video scoop

and when we’re all out of money (ka-chinng!)
we’re gonna throw a party (hey-ooo!) at the Kool Ranch!

It’s alot harder to say no! no! no!
to something when you’re staring right at it - Yo!
chess king friday come on down
spin your ass around at record town
no way you're gettin to that basket
a taco a tasket, burritto basket
Bob Bob the shot put king
look i caught a whopper down at burgerking
went to scribbles and bought a kool shirt
cheeseburger frenchfries, ernie n bert!
hot plate hot plate in my hands
York steakhouse is where i stand

and when we’re all out of money (ka-chinng!)
we’re gonna throw a party (hey-ooo!) at the Kool Ranch!
Track Name: Shut Up and Fish
Let's Fish (Let's fish)
Shut up and fish (Shut up and fish)
Let's Fish (Let's fish)
Shut up and fish (Shut up and fish)

Let's Fish (Let's fish)
Shut up and fish (Shut up and fish)
Track Name: That's the Way It Works
Battle-Ram Chariot
Warp Speed Generator
Solar Powered Windmill
Electric Bear Trap

That’s the way it works
That’s the way it jerks
Science theory making magic in my mind
That’s the way it works

That’s the way it works
That’s the way it jerks
Science theory making love in my mind
That’s the way it works

Laser Beam Deflector
Flint Powered Buzz-saw
Bubble Gum Ice cream
Fireball Catapult

That’s the way it works
That’s the way it jerks
Science theory making magic in my mind
That’s the way it works

That’s the way it works
That’s the way it jerks
Science theory making love in my mind
That’s the way it works

A good example of a heterogeneous mixture is salad
Unless, of course, you have an all lettuce salad
A good example of a heterogeneous mixture is salad
Unless, of course, you have an all lettuce salad
Track Name: Alligator Xing
I’m in a hole, I’m in a waterin’ hole.
I’m in a hole, I’m in a waterin’ hole.
Back off Don Sherbert… You’re making me cold.

It’s a lizard’s world, Mr. Lizard’s World.
It’s a lizard’s world, Mr. Lizard’s World.
It’s a lizard’s world, Mr. Lizard’s World.
And my blood is cold.

I’m in a ditch, I’m in a drainage ditch
I’m in a ditch, I’m in a drainage ditch
Don’t need no traffic patterns or a boiler switch

It’s a lizard’s world, Mr. Lizard’s World.
It’s a lizard’s world, Mr. Lizard’s World.
It’s a lizard’s world, Mr. Lizard’s World.
And my blood is cold.

I’m in a hole, I’m in a waterin’ hole.
I’m in a hole, I’m in a waterin’ hole.
Back off Don Sherbert… You’re making me cold.
Track Name: Paint the Town Mint
Sometimes life can feel like ancient times
Standing in the unemployment line
Graffiti and garbage flood this town
But don’t ever let it get you down

Look, there’s Old Man Gravy
Let's put a nickel in his can
He’s missing both his arms
But he’s doing what he can

Hey Mr. Sparks
Have you met my friend Flint?
Right now the streets are grey
But we’re going to paint the town mint

Hey Mr. Sparks
Have you met my friend Flint?
Right now the streets are grey
But we’re going to paint the town mint

Hey Mrs. Steel
Have you seen my friend Flint?
Right now the streets are grey
But we’re going to paint the town mint
Track Name: Omni Inn
I make my way down the avenue
Streets so dark don’t know what to do
Feeling weary and I need some sleep
But I can’t stop counting sheep
So I staggered down the avenue

like a black cat in the rain
tracking down the haunted train
white rats drown in sour wine
they must have lost their minds

Sleepwalking on the moon
mind-bending like a spoon

Am I in hell?
NOOOO!
You're at the Omni Hotel

A strange thing happened on the avenue
the strangest things came into view
Fireflies flicker at the sign ahead
The neon blue turns a ghostly red
I disappeared from the avenue

I see a figure tall and thin
Bony fingers on my skin
Searching for my vital signs
already lost my mind

Sleepwalking on the moon
mind-bending like a spoon

Am I in hell?
NOOOO!
You're at the Omni Hotel
Track Name: Old Man Gravy
old man gravy he went crazy.
old man gravy stole my baby.
old man gravy he's got rabies.
old man gravy bit my baby.