Sketches - EP

by Horse Horse Tiger Tiger

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This record could never have come together without some truly amazing people. Thank you to the Thygesen family, for their constant support and for not once kicking us out of their basement. Thank you to John Jordan, for teaching more or less the entire band how to play our instruments. To Elliot Polokoff, for your expertise and your guidance in making this record a reality. To Alec and Tina Witham, for all your musical advice, and for keeping Philip's ego firmly in check.

To Sam Pura, Donald Scully, and the rest of Panda Studios, to our friends and families, to Chipotle's and Starbucks franchises everywhere, to Nathaniel Skinner, to Elizabeth Schaffernoth, to the good folks who developed Garageband and Dropbox, to Kevin Carafa, to every graceful horse and majestic tiger out there in this world, and to many others--thank you.

-HHTT

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released 21 August 2013

All songs written and performed by Horse Horse Tiger Tiger. Recorded at the Panda Studios in Fremont, California. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Elliot Polokoff. All rights reserved.


Horse Horse Tiger Tiger is:
Brogan O'Hara - guitar/vocals
Philip Witham - guitar/vocals
Christoffer Thygesen - bass guitar
Evan Weiner - drums

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Track Name: January's Fool
Oh darling of mine
Where have you been?
It’s been so long since I’ve seen you last

You came back to say but never deny
I came back to say that last goodbye

You fooled me not just once before
And I won’t be falling for a single more
And I did

You wrote me off like a stupid boy
And I won't be played like another toy
And I did

And I did

The days are getting cold and lonely
The river’s freezing and the serpent’s calling
The creeping chill of a cave it darkens
The time is marked and a season harkens

You came back to say but never deny
I came back to say that last goodbye

I left that empty corner store
For a place I’d never been before
And I did

A place so very far away
So very far away from you
From you

Get left on the back end
We can talk but we won’t stop
Until we said
Fools find love for regrets

Like ghosts playing fools in a castle
We sing and we dance and we play
One by one we just all fade away
But my queen, she stays

Like souls keeping count of the tolling
We wish for the comfort of friends
One by one we just all fade away
But my queen, she remains

We all fade away
We all fade away
We all fade away

My queen she has no use for no one
Like low, we were nothing at all
Day by day we would just fade away
And my queen, she stays

Like dark she was gone in the morning
Made her loves want the lightest embrace
Day by day we just all fade away
But our queen, she remains

We all fade away
We all fade away
We all fade away

Getting lost in my own castle
I don’t what to do
I don’t what to do

We all fade away
We all fade away
We all fade away
Track Name: Part Time Magician
When I get you alone, reality hits
I can't call your phone cause you're calling it quits
I feel it deep inside, but I don't want to know
Find place I can hide and avoid the show

I'll hunt you down in a little while
But I'm fine for now, while you're gone
Cause I've got time just to mess around
Time to relax, now that's gold

I spend most of my days doing magic tricks
I spend the rest of the nights playing pick-up sticks
Bring the light of day to the dead of the night
And then,
And then I wouldn't have to fight

I find myself in the meantime
Then I find where else I could go
Cause I'm not happy wearing a fake smile
And doing whatever else that I'm told

I spend most of my days doing magic tricks
I spend the rest of the nights playing pick-up sticks
Bring the light of day to the dead of the night
And then,
And then I wouldn't have to fight

Little while I'll be softly sleeping
Little while I'll be heading home
Stop the child from rashly speaking
He knows not where he's chosen to go

It was the dead of night when it hit me
I found out that I was wrong
It’s the fight of life that moves you
It's what makes your house your home
Track Name: Pretty Mouth
I’ve seen you walking down the street
Won’t catch me talking
Your lips are looking cherry sweet
Please be my darling

I’ve seen how Solo gets the girls
And it is time to try it out
Hey listen baby
You’ve got a pretty mouth

You’ve got the looks
You’ve got the style
But most of all
I love that smile

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You know just what I mean, girl
Don’t waste my time

I need to taste those flaming lips
They've got me burning up inside
I’ll trade my heart just for a kiss
Your mouth's on my mind

You’ve got the looks
You’ve got the style
But most of all
I love that smile

I cannot handle this no more
Stuck in a jungle heat
Your lips have got me on the floor
And I refuse to be discreet

I want you back at home with me
If you need love I’ll give it now
Wait—come back here baby
I love your pretty mouth
Track Name: Plastic Paper Trails
Hear the crash of the millionaire
On the morning news
Millions mourning, they're in despair
What else is new

I know I'll never be like them

Predict the weather you think you can
From the evening sky
That's how they did in the days of old
And never questioned why

I know I'll never be like them
I know I'll never understand

Dead ends appear before your very eyes
Following plastic paper trails
You fall, you sink, despite how hard you cry
Like the untreasured nightingale

Friendly exchange between sunken eyes
It takes a tiny toll
What else more could you want for your life?
You silently suck their soul

I know I'll never been like them

Find yourself at the bottom
Please don't be surprised
The grounds of fate you've forgotten
Planning your disguise

I know I'll never be like them
I know I'll never understand

Following plastic paper trails
Like the untreasured nightingale
Track Name: Up The Ladder Rung
Everything’s fine, I’m at peace
The trees and the hills accompany me
I can see for miles, or can I? Could it be?
My eyes grow dim, they fade into the sea

Stumbling, crumbling, I make my way
I fade further to my fate
All have left me all alone
All to myself, nobody could have known

How?
How has this become
I’ve gone missing up
Up the ladder rung

Far!
Far are my future friends
They couldn’t have made it
Now!
Now is time to end

Out in the rain, soaking wet
The vision clear has reset
In a different way I see you pass me by
The moments melting on river time

I see a figurine behind the mist
It's got stories to tell me of old secrets
I reach out my hand for help
Could this be that I brought this upon myself?

How?
I've fallen out of place
Double vision
Gone!
Move through time and space

Now!
Now is the time to act
I rise above the clouds
I can see for miles and miles
Up the ladder rung