Greater Miranda

by Agony Aunts

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1.
Greater Miranda of High West and Church Made her veranda with cypress and birch Later Amanda from Middlefield East Ate her sultanas with little kneeled priests Trader Joanna on Waverly Ave. Craters abandoned, we pray for, we have Lesser Amelia had Laurels and class Pressed her camellias and florals in glass Afterward Harriet, searching above Rafterward, married an urchin in love Omar Moreno in Heritage park So far, no rain, nor an air of a lark Greater Miranda's on the map Kate has her hands upon her lap Greater Miranda's on the map Kate understands that it's a trap Seneca Fife was offended by such When was the time of defending by touch? Sheridan Pepper paged Mill & Cornell There was one left, or they wilted in Hell Emerson Bryant, a Homer supreme Was ever so quiet, alone in a dream
2.
I come off as brutal, we might be feudal In time you'll struggle with this Your suffrage here, no like to compare Am I everything you wanted to kiss? You want more treasure, pain'll equal pleasure I'm no so sure you'll resist I'm tougher to face so don your disgrace I was not so easy to miss It's all about me being maximum You being minimum We'll be so medium and in time we'll settle for this It's all about me being animal You being vegetable We'll wind up mineral in a gneiss cold pile of schist OH YEAH! I come off as cubist, it's all about the rubric You won't solve me with a twist I'm solid, alee, and you're followed by me And I'm takin' you apart with my fist You're lost and lawless, I'm offering no solace Adrift while I wordlessly guard You clawlessly scratch, your paws are no match Aren'tcha sorry you stepped into my yard? It's all about me being maximum You being minimum We'll be so medium and in time we'll settle for this It's all about me being platinum You being aluminum We'll break through tedium With your gold, myrhh, silver; subsist OH YEAH! I come off as rapid; you're left looking vapid You try to get up to speed The tortoise and hare never taught us to care Am I everything you thought you don't need? It's all about me being maximum You being minimum We'll be so medium and in time we'll settle for this It's all about me being tangible You being ethereal We'll be so flammable in a white-hot fiery pit OF HELL!
3.
You're sorting out the rules Of how you should live your life You disregard the truth I'm hoping you'll change your mind Something in the way you keep me on the kitchen floor I don't know what the birds and bees are for You're sorting out the rules Reporting the grace you find You're making me smile the only way you can In taking the role of the martyr Your shekels are easily spent I think you belong in the yard where Everyone's faces are clean Everyone's faces are clean Every time you think about the substances you are And if you're made from something made from stars You're sorting out the rules Exploring your space and time You're taking a while to show your bleeding hands Comparing your markings to Zlatko's The sores and sensations of pain I think you belong in the Cosmos Where everything waits to be seen Where everything waits to be seen
4.
We slipped through the dark Wasted our consciousness, breathing our morals like glue Night-Circling Sharks Traded for all of this, needing some normal review When you see me jumping out of my skin I'll tell you which of them are haunting me in there In your lighthouse, bathing the scene This is your nightmare up on the screen We're shaken and shocked Finding your broken and bleeding and bloated remains I'm waiting to talk, waiting for Amity Police to be cordoning the scene When you see me tumbling out of my chair You'll be no worse for lack of something to wear This is your timeshare, rest of the week There were no nights where everyone sleeps Your angels and gods, Taken you up to relieve you your former physique, By now have been brought to justice, Rewarding your soul with remorse and retreat When you see me standing there on the dock I'll wish you'd told me what you said when you talked There in your light house, painting the scene This is your night mare up on the screen
5.
Can you feel the tubes glow from where you sit And will they tell you I'm not the same discussion with your friends That you had had Well, I'm feeling vainglorious And then I suddenly retract I'm not afraid to show you what you've seen I'm still the same old man that I was when I was 10 Keeping to myself, hiding out for days Calling out in jest, then in rage There was so much to do and say Do you think the same thoughts And do you live a life of pleasure In all the tame destruction When it ends will you be sad? But you reap the plains sown And then you orally redact The statements You've been holding out for years You're still the same old man But you're wise beyond your age Speaking to yourself, shutting out your fate Falling out of step, keeping pace There was so much to do
6.
Can you make me feel like you're heaven-sent? There's a God who could say what you might've said You've avoided the quills of the porcupines Takes a brain to find out everything I wanted to say I never have slipped I'm blaming you society and everyone's lips A monitor views, a scientist lists You're beaten to a pulp by Linus' fists of death death death! Yeah, yeah yeah! Yes, yes, yes! Yeah, yeah, yeah! Do you think I'd want you to be surprised? When it's one man come here to justify You could own me like you could read my mind It's a statement filled with some extra signs I wanted to pray, I never have guilt I 'm teaching you sobriety, another glass filled A monitor's view, a scientist's list A meager frickin' part of Linus' fists of death death death! Yeah, yeah yeah! Yes, yes, yes! Yeah, yeah, yeah!
7.
Leland Manor 03:50
She wants to build a fortress to keep the daylight in Cellular and cordless From Hell you were remorseless The bell you heard enforces Disparaged and resourceless Your carriages were horseless The darkness fell again He flaunts a billion fortunes and sleeps with frayed eyes split Nebular and formless From where you could not know this To tell the truth in four steps (on your doorstep) And quell like Ahmenhotep The marriage needed forceps The likeness will again She haunts the pinyon forest and reaps the hay like wire Regular and gormless Degus are in dorm beds Stegosaurus storm shed Megastores and warheads Egg ignores the cornbread The lightness still conspires
8.
Adam's Rib 02:13
You were not the first man to make my heart skip beats To walk upon the earth and to sweep me off my feet There was a man I met first who turned out to be a snake Ever since mankind has been cursed, I've had constant heartache In the beginning there was you and there was me You let the light in and I'm starting to see Throughout the ages I never thought I could But now I just might say that it is good He spun me a bad apple, rotten to the core But maybe now that you're here I don't need him anymore You're not God's first creation but I'm starting to believe Maybe you'll be my salvation, maybe I can be your Eve God made the world from upon his throne Then made Adam and alone Adam roamed Ol' Adam was hurtin' for a little company He said "God you created the land and the seas The mountaintops, the birds and the bees Can you whip up a little somethin' for me? And God put Adam in a deep, deep sleep God reached down and rolled up his sleeves Took out Adam's rib and with it made Eve And together they lived in God's garden in ease 'Til Eve started eatin' them apples from trees But that's another story
9.
RB & YM 01:09
Rob Black and your money
10.
I suddenly found us in an alternate universe Time is a record that skips on a scratch I was your constant, you said you knew me first Listening to Mama Cass down in the hatch The moment I saw you I loved you six seasons Monk in the winery, sailing the sea Typing the code without knowing the reasons This was the way life was supposed to be Flash to the future, electromagnetic Crash in September, two thousand and four Our Mutual Friend, a spectral prophetic Can you remember how it was before? Not Penny's boat, he thought then he floated away Not Penny's ship, he fought then he skipped through the days When will your boat envelop me? Long lost Penelope Wearing a suit and working for Widmore Brother, somewhere my dharma went wrong Imagine the swan, if only I did more Back in the timeline where we all belong They have the papers they need to arrest him They'll find him unconscious, the lavatory floor So pick up the pace, no immediate questions He'll show you his hands when you have to see more Not Desmond's life, he felt then he drifted away Not Desmond's fate, he thought then he flipped between days Is this our love developing? Long lost Penelope
11.
He was a cloud and she was the rain Counting the sheep on a wheat covered plain Taunting the tradewinds to make them conspire Lifting the artists and arguments higher He was a songbird and she was the perch Blessing the people returning from church Bearing the gifts they would both set aside Burrowing down to the holes in the ground where they'd chosen to hide But I hear the sounds of the bells and they ring with their own separate tones In the middle of all the pain is when people evolve and change And they'll assert they've been around the block From a broken relationship To one in which all the plates have been shifted In one tectonic slip the bride and groom Are vis-a-vis inside a crowded room And she was the farmer and he was the land Planting the seeds and promoting the hands Harvesting bounties from near and from far Preserving as much as they can in the cans and the masonry jars But I hear the sounds of the bells and for whom the bells toll are pronounced Wife and husband indubitably Unceremoniously they let the ceremony breathe and sway Aboard a hand-built ark they two-by-two embark No cruise director for the bride and groom On their maiden voyage to their private room They San Rafael in love I hear the bells above They San Rafael in love I fear for beelzebub
12.
We'll skip through the park Maybe we're thoughtless in deeds; we'll explore like we do I'm Lewis, you're Clark Making amends with me, ceding inordinate rules When you see me forming into your twin I know you'll switch to one who's holding the pin There in your white lodge Shining & clean This is your nightmare up on the screen We'll secretly talk Blinded by motive, repeating your token refrains I'll brazenly mock All of your family's needs to be torn at the seams When you see me storming into your lair You'll be so terse, in fact, you won't even care There in your white maze, frozen & green This is your nightmare up on the screen

about

This is the debut album by a mysterious super-assemblage of Northern California psych-pop luminaries. Unconfirmed rumours are swirling that it is The Corner Laughers operating in a Dukes-of-Stratosphear-alter-ego modality... Members of Preoccupied Pipers, The Orange Peels, Bigwheel, and the William Cleere Band allegedly provide vital contributions as well.

"Sorting Out The Rules" video by Ned Stash:
youtu.be/YxD_PTnuHA0

"Linus's Fists Of Death" video by Number One Duane:
youtu.be/hC-Edi_SGYQ

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released October 10, 2010

PRODUCED BY AGONY AUNTS
Recorded at Timber Trout Studios, Oakland, California
Mastered by Marty Rudnick, Sandbox Records

Starring ... KC BOWMAN as Number One Duane; KARLA KANE as Luscious Fields; KHOI HUYNH as Mike Hate; CHARLIE CRABTREE as Private Rod

Co-starring... ANGELA RHOADES as Lady Hunger; ALLEN CLAPP as Captain Crunchberry; WILLIAM CLEERE as The Bearded Maniac

Also Featuring ... JERI SYKES as Aerial Wilma; SCOTT RHOADES as Lord Hunger; and JOE HAYES as Root Beer Abdul

ALL SONGS COMPOSED BY AGONY AUNTS

Art Direction by Paul Kagiwada for PKWY design

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Agony Aunts San Francisco, California

AGONY AUNTS: a Bay Area psych-pop supergroup starring members of The Corner Laughers and featuring members of Preoccupied Pipers, The Orange Peels, William Cleere & The Marvellous Fellas, The Loud Family, The Bye Bye Blackbirds, & Anton Barbeau.

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