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Little Street of Happiness

by Platypus Egg

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released 11 August 2012
Michelle Louden - vocals, flute
Mark Calabio - bass guitar, vocals, English concertina, handclaps
Kris Calabio - guitar, vocals, tambourine, handclaps
Andre Beller - melodica, vocals, contrabass, bass guitar, guitar
Michael Bongiovanni - drums, vocals

Engineered and Mixed by Adam Wollach
Produced by Platypus Egg
Cover Art by Vanessa Himeles

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Platypus Egg is an Experimental Rock band from San Diego.

Their debut album "Little Street of Happiness" is a hodge-podge of vocal harmonies, folk instruments, slap bass, metal riffs, and genre-bending goodness. Buy it now for any price you want.
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Track Name: Lemonade
Sourly, you go into battle
armed with a cup of lemonade.
So grand with your stand,
please allow me to admire your parade.

Take a swig with me,
come on and pour another glass
with a little bit of sugar and a couple of ice cubes,
and another more would be nice.

have a little bit of lemon
squeeze me a lemon

You are tempting me,
a sour way to blow my cash
--I look into my wallet and my dollars are gone, gone ...

into the summer abyss
into a river of lemon juice and piss.
(take a look at what you've made)

I remember summer sun,
swamp-ass indoors, cracked lips, and sandy tongue.
A river of sweat that flowed through my pits,
touching the fan with my pinky for fun, ...

Take a swig with me, ...
Track Name: Conjecture
empty spaces
between two points and such
converged traces
intimately close yet do not touch

oscillé, ...

suprema
infima

empty faces
although two bodies touch
diverged complacence
infinitely verbose yet do not much

oscillé, ...

suprema
infima

An essence of shadows and spirits are we,
but drawing lines and limits makes sense to me.
We're bounded by three, just you and me, baby,
but all we can agree upon is incongruency

Father Time, the geezer's dragging me down
With the pendulum he's swinging around
You said to me, "You're the only one for me, yeah"
But all we can agree upon is incongruency, yeah

oscillé, ...

infinitesimally alone
Track Name: Alien
People think I'm crazy
And out of my mind
Stranded in this point
In space and time
A lone pathetic weirdo
Pitiful
Quarantined within
This fragile skull

An alien you can tell
From a strange world I fell
Patched up inside this shell
This home feels more like hell

Constant paranoia
Fills my veins
Facing others is a puzzling
Quite mind-boggling game
You're all out to get me
For being strange
Maybe it is you
Who is deranged

An alien you can tell
From a strange world I fell
Patched up inside this shell
This home feels more like hell

You call me an anomaly
Alien
An outcast of society
Alien
Why are you afraid of the alien?

You may think I'm crazy
But so are you
You're a lonely fucked up weirdo too

An alien you can tell
From a strange world I fell
Patched up inside this shell
This home feels more like hell
You'll noticed pretty soon
I'm just as strange as you
So please accept the truth
That you're an alien too
Track Name: Long Distance Call (from Grandma)
Long Distance Call on the phone today,
she said she had something quite dear to say.
A weight in her heart when she went away
so she's sending some love here from Grandma

She only intended warmth for me,
but burned me when giving so selflessly.
And that's why she's sending me rolls and tea,
this time, with no pain from Grandma

No need to apologize
when I see only love in your eyes.
And how could I ever resent
when I've always held close the sentiment?

Grandma, I'll always remember you.
I miss you but know I'll be with you soon.
And give my regards to Grandpa too.
He's lucky to be with you, Grandma.
He's loving this lovin' from Grandma
Track Name: Wonderful Day
It's a Wonderful Day (hey)
The sun is up, and I cannot stop laughing
Just enjoying away
Not alone with the grass and trees and (hey)

Boodeh-meneh-meneh-meneh

The sun is up a sky-a-blue, but so are you
'Cause when you learn to love, you learn to hate
'Cause—you know I love to love
And I hate hate . . . ing you (hate hate)
Although I do, yeah

It's a beautiful night (alright)
The moon is up and I'm monopolizing
Not wasting an ounce of light
Hum a catchy song of loving, everything is (alright)

Boodeh-meneh-meneh-meneh

The moon is up a sky-a-blue, but so are you
'Cause when you learn to love, you learn to hate
But—you know I love to love
And I hate hate . . . ing you (hate hate)
Although I do, yeah

Don't you know I love to love
and I hate hate?
So you better love my love
before it gets too late.

Boo-doo-doot-n-d-doo
Doo-doot-doot-n-mnah
Track Name: Coffin's Side
cold and dry
a sewn eyebrow
face deadpan
smile
strains my hands
to forgive right now

And you're just making it harder for me.

slow deep breaths
from your dead chest
dark crossed eyes
smile
no more lies
peaceful rest

-And you're just making it harder for me.

An essence of form and of light:
I draw a line to try to make some sense
of what's in my mind.
That is why it's so frustrating,
the picture just doesn't seem
to end up the way I want it to be.

And you're just making it harder for me.
You had to ruin it for me.
You're only bandaging me.
That is why you lied to me.
You should have just listened to me.
You did what I would hate the most to happen.
Did you ever care about me?
You must feel what I feel.
And you're just making it harder for me.
That is why I long to be by your side.

smile
Track Name: Bambola Vivente
Ancheggia come una bella
cammina a testa alta
sii' una maledetta
viziosa ma sempre carina

il mondo di scintillio, di brutalita'
rompi il suo ego nella terra
ti metti il tuo sguardo minaccioso (Ha!)
ti vesti in abito da sera

guarda tutte le donne belle
non possono scappare
solo una sara' la vincitrice
tutto quello che vuoi essere

ancheggia come una bella
con gli occhi di una maledetta
le labre sono soffici gli occhi sono pieni di
malizia e fuocho, la pelle e luminoso

io volevo essere la eleta
invece sono diventata
una donna perfida
mi vesto in abito da sera

io non voglio essere
una delle donne perfide
non sono la vincitrice
voglio gridare

le labre sono soffici gli occhi sono pieni di
malizia e fuocho, la pelle e luminoso
io non voglio essere
una delle donne perfide
non sono la vincitrice
voglio gridare
Track Name: Pool Party
Welcome to the biggest party you've seen,
we've got things that you wouldn't believe ...
just wait 'til you go down the LHC waterslide.
Bring your sunscreen, glasses, bathing suit,
bring your grandma, she'd love the bag of loot
of fun stuff, mysteries, and surprises inside.

DNA strands used as noodle swords,
petri dishes are but boogie boards,
but whirlpool centrifuges just might be your demise.
Lab gloves make awesome water balloons,
what we're doing here you'll see fairly soon,
just try not to get too much chlorine in your eyes.

Welcome to the biggest bash you've had,
let's hope the neighbors don't get too mad ...
though I heard Venusians aren't too kind.
The sun's indeed a giant disco ball
We're dancing off a waterfall
The antics here are off the wall
We're glad to know we knew you all
We'll keep on going 'til there's nothing behind

Bunsen burners grilling hot dogs,
rolling logs and flipping pogs,
earth slammed into ocean, wondering "Why?"
Cities drowning as we get a tan,
party-pooping geezers building dams,
you will have so much fun before you die.

Submerged underwater now,
oceans upon oceans and nothing below.
Trapped in, not a lot now,
drowning your sorrows because there's nowhere to go.