Method To Our Madness

by Angie Lynx

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Recorded on some cold winter day in a tiny studio above a Korean restaurant in St Paul, MN. Mostly finished a few years back but sat dormant and unreleased for many years because Angie is displeased with her voice but has now decided to just go with it cause the songs are pretty alright

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released January 14, 2017

-Angie Lynch: Guitar, vocals, harmonica, banjo, bass, ukulele, percussion, writing credits for all songs

-Kasey McKee: recording and mixing of tracks 1-9

-(Track 10 (subterrain) was recorded by Angie in a potentially haunted basement level apartment in mpls)

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Track Name: No Shoes
I woke up with this song in my head
Feeling better since I got some rest
Sun poured in, was baking my bed
I woke up with this song in my head

I've been having the strangest dreams
The strangest places and things
But dreams are just a lazy frontier
Wide awake yeah I see so clear

So I figured it was about time
To get reacquainted with sunshine
I walked through bridges and tunnels and tracks
Wide away I stepped on the cracks

I saw my shadow I heard sounds of life
The sun was half mast up to my right
I walked out, out into the street
I walked out with no shoes on my feet

I slept through last month and most of this one
Stayed in bed like Brian Wilson
But I woke up to a brighter scene
I woke up the grass had turned green
I woke up my bones felt so light
I woke up my eyes had turned white
Puddles melted the streets were dry
I woke up to a much bluer sky
I woke up Mother Earth much less dead
I woke up with this song in my head
Track Name: Waltz of the Fateful Sea Voyage
We built this ship out of scraps from the lumber yard
500 nails, rigged it with bed sheet sails
And we rose at dawn and we launched from the waterfront
Wayward the city line faded away

Onward we sailed off into oblivion
Nothing but blue stretched above and below
We did not know just where we would wash ashore
We put our faith in the will of the wind

Our hair grew long, our skin turned a golden brown
Lost track of days and nights that'd gone by
We danced 'round the mast and sand sea songs at twilight
We became lovers just to pass the time

We sailed through fog and poaching sun
And sometimes the wind wouldn't let up for days
We cried out our pleas for mercy up to the sky
But we carried on as the moon waxed and waned

Sometimes it seemed our journey would see no end
We feared the sea would devour us whole
And our friends would speculate what had become of us
Tales of our travels would never be told

One day the water was an eerie calm
Dark clouds moved in and swallowed the sun
And we found ourselves on the brink of a hurricane
Our fate was sealed, our song was sung

Crashing and rumbling a storm now was raging
And we were clinging on tight to the shrouds
That's when lightning hit and our vessel was split
From stern to the bow our great ship went down

We built this ship out of scraps from the lumberyard
500 nails, rigged it with bedsheet sails
And we did not know just where we would wash ashore
We put our faith in the will of the wind
Track Name: Method to our Madness
Strap on your boots
cause baby it’s the space age
We’ve got acid rain creepin through edens gates
Better take cover for the second coming of the big bang,
Now mother earths a junkie
All sick and unclean
Cause all of her rivers
Flow toxic and green
We’ve pumped up our poisons into her blood stream
And paid no heed

And though I know it’s a disgrace
Its not really my place
To pick apart and point out
Whats plaguing this human race
I am steller dust in outer space
And THIS is my escape
And from the beggin bag ladys to the kings so bold
We all come in to this world red, hysterical, and cold
And those cards that we’re dealt and those dice that are rolled
Determine who gets shelfed and who gets sold
Cause we've traded in our hearts
for a full deck of spades
When life gives us lemons we all drown in lemonade

Is there a method to our madness
yeah, Is there a method

So we blare up all our watts
til they flicker on and off
Vertiginous Cosmonauts
Molten greed is piping hot,
And just below the surface
Of this singing dancing circus
We’re sold and bought,
Apocalyptic echos
From these hyroglyphic prose
Don’t mean to be a downer
But it's how the story goes,
We’re dancing with destruction
Suckin on the devils toes

And theres a great flood a comin'
And theres so much to saved
So put on your snorkels
and dig up your caves
You gotta be buoyant
You gotta be brave
You better stay balanced
And ride the waves,
And rise up from the ashes
Through the static and the silence
Through the twisted intestinal tubes of all the violence
Banana peels, bandwagon wheels, picture reels
And corporate eels
You can't blame the weather
For your shitty mood.
In this melting pot
We've all be stewed

Is there a method to our madness?

So
Exile the city lights and cares
Casting shadows,
Blinding glares
Lie belly up in the grass and stare
Up at the stars
It might be written up there.
Track Name: Different Spectrums
There once was a star
who was different from the other stars
This star had many colors
and was teased for being different
All alone she wanted to be normal
but she was different she was different she was different

The other stars would shun her
from star games and star parties
cause rainbow stars were said to be
bad by society

But we all shine in different spectrums
different spectrums different spectrums
We all shine in different spectrums different spectrums

The rainbow star, she hid
her colors in the shadows,
wondering why is it so wrong
to shine in multicolored shades?
She cried and cursed the cruelty of the cosmos
for creating her so different
She was different, she was different

When asked if she could play
All the stars laughed in her face
Throwing rocks and calling names
Til bruised and hurt she ran away

But we all shine in different spectrums
different spectrums different spectrums
We all shine in different spectrums different spectrums

Wandering through the galaxy alone
She was light years from her home
And she cried until the tears defused her glow
Til a cluster came her way
Many stars in many shades
And they took her to a place
Where it was safe to radiate
And she could shine in different spectrums
Different spectrums different spectrums
Cause we all shine in different spectrums different spectrums
And you can be hydrogen, helium, uranium, or copper
You can burn bright in the sky like holly and the bopper
And don't hesitate to radiate
and spark up the love and stomp out the hate
And shine in different spectrums different spectrums different spectrums
We all shine in different spectrums different spectrums
Track Name: Roseanne
When I feel alone I just turn on my TV
and I feel right at home with the Connor family
All things taboo, all things sacred were free game
In this world today she would have so much to say
Cause Roseanne won't take your bullshit
Roseanne won't take your bullshit
She won't take your bullshit
Roseanne
Barr
My girl Roseanne yeah she started the revolution
The bitch revolution, she should've changed the world
My girl Roseanne yeah she started the revolution
The bitch revolution, she should've changed the
She should have changed the world

If I had one wish I'd wish I could shrink her down
Put her on a keychain and carry her around
Says what I think and she thinks just like I do
Roseanne in my pocket
I'd keep her in my pocket
Roseanne
Barr
My girl Roseanne yeah she started the revolution
The bitch revolution, she should've changed the world
My girl Roseanne yeah she started the revolution
The bitch revolution, she should've changed the
She should have changed the world

Hey do you remember the episode where Roseanne found the bag of weed? And she smoked it in the bathroom with Dan and her sister, Jackie, and they all got fuckin cheeched? And Jackie's in the bathtub thinkin that she's shrinkin, thinkin that she's shrinkin in the sink. And she gets real bummed out because her life just kinda stinks. It's not even her show, she's just Roseannes sidekick. She has no husband or kids or really anything. She's just alone and suddenly so very stoned and her life boils down to five minute cameos and she groans, "just me and my ganja, me and my ganja".
Roseanne
Barr
My girl Roseanne yeah she started the revolution
The bitch revolution, she should've changed the world
My girl Roseanne yeah she started the revolution
The bitch revolution, she should've changed the
She should have changed the world
Track Name: Just to know what it's like
I may never make it across the sea
I may never make it to Tokyo or Sicily
I may hear the amazon rain falling on banana leaves
There's so many places that I may never see

I just want to know what it's like
Just to bask in that kind of light
It would help me to sleep at night
Just to know what it's like

I may live my whole life in a shallow pit of poverty
I may never have the wealth, the wits, the looks, the luxury
I may live my whole life eating breakfast cereal and rice and beans
There's so many things that I will never be

I just want to know what it's like
Just to bask in that kind of light
It would help me to sleep at night
Just to know what it's like

If I never see the pyramids that's fine with me
If I never make it from the west into the east
If I never walk the streets of Paris, C'est la vie
If I never if I never

I may never make it across the sea
I may live my whole life in a shallow pit of poverty
I may never hear the amazon rain falling on banana leaves
There's so many places that I may never see
And there's so many things that I will never be
Track Name: Not down, not out
My last button just fell off my autumn coat
and it's December
And I've been sleeping in a match stick bed
in a broom closet room
And I just smoked a cigarette I found on the ground outside
Everything I own's got holes and scratches and dents and stains
But I don't need that nicotine
No, I don't need TV screen
I dont need that real dank green, no
I don't need that
.....Cause I'm not down
And I'm not out
I'm not down

And I'm not out, yet.
I am eating a veggie burger with no bun,
and generic ketchup
I am using toilet paper that I stole
from a public bathroom
And I'm drink drink drinking on a Tuesday
And I'm think think thinking about leaving town
And take take take take taking my chances
And jump jump jump jump jumping some train
Cause I don't need that gasoline
and I don't need that American dream
Don't need that university, no
I don't need that
.....Cause I'm not down
And I'm not out
I'm not down
and I'm not out, yet

Cause I don't need those traffic jams
and I don't need those indoor tans
I don't need that Uncle Sam
And I don't need his dirty land
I don't need those suits and ties
And I don't need that 9-5
I don't need that super sized, no
I don't need that
Cause I'm not down
And I'm not out
I'm not down
And I'm not out, yet..
Track Name: Subterrain
Sun sneaks up through
the crack in the window shade,
Have I lost my page?
I'm contained
inside this slave wage cave,
Waiting out the rain.
Laughter of shadows
The sky drips like honey down,
Runs into the drain.
I'm tap-dancing
on this thin ice ground
as it melts away..

Auditory Hallucinations
On and out of state vacation..

I've got a funny
feeling in my chest
And my blood runs strange,
Putting my composure to the test
venom in my veins

Down in the murkey marshes
of the mind's louisiana
The smoke of something
brewing, stewing,
bubbling, volcanic.
Will I blow up like the challenger
or sink like the titanic?
I might as well enjoy the ride,
the view is too nice to really panic..

Auditory Hallucinations,
On an out of state vacation..

So will I end up on a park bench
In pajamas
Feeding pigeons,
Writing stanzas
With no shoes on
in the night
finding religions?
cause I'm clammy cold and sweaty
Kicking screaming lucid dreaming
Shred the curtains to confetti
Getting ready for the season

cause sanity snuck out the door
and through the hall
and down the stairs
And torpedoed across the town
But left behind its underwear,
As the clatter of the crooked wheels
that spin inside my head
Drowned out all the music
on the night of the living dead.
This rubble that I wallow in
is moonrock metropolitan,
I teeter like a bowling pin
these hollow walls are swallowing
Settin up the stage, stirrin up the rage
Bring it on like a matador waving the flag

Auditory Hallucinations..
on and out of state vacation..

Sun goes down through
the crack in my window shade
Have I lost my page?