Yachters' Rights

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Some say love is like the ocean: It's deep and it's long and you can't buy it. Not all of it at once anyway.

Heading back to California
On the New Colossus, gleaming
Like a white diamond, floating
Above the poor, pickled sea things.

Housemaid’s knees and carpal tunnel--
50,000 gallons of diesel--
We can pitch a picnic, Pippen,
At your father’s father’s expense.

My mother works in a factory,
My brother died in one.
Daddy said, “You better work till your good and dead!”
But I just wanna have some fun.

Mr. Fickle, there’s a tickle of spittle
Trickling down your chin, coalescing
Into the contours of your dimple.
You always said it makes no sense messing

With anybody who can’t help themselves,
With anyone so self-disrespecting.
I’ll sponge you down and comb your hair,
Then wheel you off to the Captain’s Lair.

My mother works in a factory,
My brother died in one.
Daddy said, “You better work till your good and dead, boy!”
But I just wanna have some fun.

Wake up, California!
The sun is shining bright!

Yeah, yeah, California!
Brush off the cobwebs of last night!

Hola, hola, Mendocino!
Your blackberry beaches!

Hola, hola, Malibu!
If I can only breach your easements!

(Sweat, sweat, sweat, sweat, sweat, sweat, sweat)

The Royal Suite is 2,000 square feet--
Floor-to-ceiling windows, a kitchen
For you to cook your own cuts of me.
Until you stay here, you don’t know what you’re missing.

I start with odds and then do evens,
Hide behind the cart as you’re leaving.
The swirling patterns make me dizzy--
Whoever said this yachting would be easy?

My mother works in a factory,
My brother died in one.
Daddy said, “You better work till your good and dead, boy,”
But I just wanna have some fun.

credits

from Hotcakes & Atrocity, released May 27, 2014
Scott Schoenberg - Vox, Electric Guitar
Matt Chambers - Bass Guitar
Alex Perez - Drums, Backing Vocals
Vincent Munoz - Keyboards, Backing Vocals

Produced by Scott Schoenberg and Gavin Ross
Engineered and Mixed by Gavin Ross
Mastered by Little Red Book Mastering

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