Racoon LP

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recorded the winter of 2012/2013 in the attic of a small house tucked away in the woods of Gray, Maine.

all songs recorded, mixed, and mastered by if and it. self released.

Special Guests:
liza victoria (lisa/liza) - Vox track 1
penn chan - saw track 1

chris dibiasio, tim alan walker, evan parker

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released June 7, 2013

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Track Name: Puppet Bird
if these stars could fly
do you know where they may land
if your heart wrote you a letter
with a broken pen and a shaking hand
do you think you would understand

dressing the sun in a sweater,
dressing the sun in a sweater with cowboy hands
with cowboy hands, with cowboy hands, with cowboy hands

a puppet bird in the cellar
painting elephant scenes with a tusk
on the front of a dress you wore to a wedding
in the rain in the spring
hoping that you might understand

dressing the sun in a sweater
dressing the sun in a sweater with cowboy hands
with cowboy hands, with cowboy hands, with cowboy hands

and if this evening suddenly got better
do you think you might stick around
and paint me another picture

dressing the sun in a sweater
dressing the sun in a sweater
dressing the sun in a sweater with cowboy hands
with cowboy hands, with cowboy hands, with cowboy hands
Track Name: Fox Cemetery
the fox ran in through the cemetery
lines the graves the old cold frozen leaves
the birds flew south over the sanctuary
let the years just roll off like cold rain
in some strange, strange world outside your window

watching the birds fly south again in the fall
outside, your window

fast-forward again
fast-forward my friend

the fox ran into the cemetery
lines the graves the old cold rosery
a bird flew out over the sanctuary
let their words just roll off like cold rain
in some strange, strange world outside your window

watching the birds fly south again in the fall
outside, your window

fast-forward again
fast-forward my friend
fast-forward

fast-forward again
fast-forward my friend
fast-forward
Track Name: Racoon
i followed you down
down into a hole in the ground
tied a string on your finger
to see if your hand could lead me back to the sea
together we could be
nocturnal beasts living in the trees

all, all of these ghosts
all of these ghosts

and frustration is
the eyes of a robin that can see for miles and miles
i tied a string on her feather
just to see if her wings could carry me back to the sea
and together we could be
nocturnal beasts living in the trees

all, all of these ghosts
all of these ghosts
Track Name: Baby's Eyes
i'm not sure wich way i should leave
perhaps ill just use the front door
and i hope that you and your guests will not mind my not saying bye
i've got this wool coat, and ive still got good shoes, what more could i use

maybe all i need is one more sunset by your side
my babies eyes keep shifting and leaving me behind
my babies eyes keep changing directions all the time

im not sure wich way i should go
perhaps its just best if i stay
and i hope that you and your guests will not mind my company
i've got this wool coat, and ive still got good shoes, what more could i use

maybe all i need is one more sunset by your side
my babies eyes keep shifting and leaving me behind
my babies eyes keep changing directions all the time

maybe all i need is one more sunset by your side
my babies eyes keep shifting and leaving me behind
my babies eyes keep changing directions all the time
my babies eyes keep changing directions all the time
Track Name: A Frog Named Square
i bought you a box of my favorite colors
i thought we would be friends, at least in the end

i was wrong when i was younger

see i always thought that this box full of crayons could color all the places
all the dark dark spaces between you and i, you and i

i got lost on the way to the castle with my good friends
we had the stars in our hands

i was dumb when i was younger
i still am again and again

see i always thought that this box full of crayons could color all the places
all the dark dark spaces between you and i, you and i

this time i will be a joke for you, just a laugh for thee
and next time you will see nothing more, not the site of thee

i was wrong when i was younger
i still am again and again

i was wrong when i was younger
Track Name: Shoes
please dont wear those shoes tonight my love
please dont wear those shoes when your walking home alone late at night

this world has nothing but trouble on her mind
nothing but broken down god awful time

sad river winding by
please dont close your eyes
please dont cry

sad river winding by
i will be your lantern
a small blue light in the sky

please dont wear that dress tonight my love
please dont wear that dress when your walking home alone late at night

because you are far to beautiful your bright blue eyes your long blond curls
please dont wear that dress when your walking home late at night

this world has nothing but trouble on her mind
nothing but broken down god awful time

sad river winding by
please dont close your eyes
please dont cry

sad river winding by
i will be your lantern
a small blue light in the sky

please dont wear those shoes tonight my love
please dont wear those shoes when your walking home alone late at night
Track Name: 7th Language
here comes a bird
standing on a broken splintered cane
speaking in 7 different languages again
and it all sounds strange to me
it sounds strange to see
it all sounds plain to my ears

we'll chase after wind, we'll chase after rain
we'll ride through town on the back of a train
waving goodbye to all of our friends
trying to pretend that well be back again
to hear you sing, to hear you sing

here comes a bird on the tail of a storm being pushed around by the wind
cursing in 7 different languages of sin
and it all sounds plain to me
it all sounds plain to see
it all sounds plain to my ears

we'll chase after wind, we'll chase after rain
we'll ride through town on the back of a train
waving goodbye to all of our friends
trying to pretend that well be back again
to hear you sing, to hear you sing

space and love in your hands
running away with no plans
Track Name: Foggy Mind
an old mind built foggy
dreaming of old black and white photos of the coast

an empty house built on empty love
in the cold of the north

and what was left
washed away, we will ride once more
old shaking embattled hands
left tied, tied tight to the oars
and forced to row back to shore

an old horse built rocking
a lighthouse built reeling
leading the blind like a ghost

and what was left
washed away, we will ride once more
old shaking embattled hands
left tied, tied tight to the oars
forced to row back to shore
to tell them all what was will be no more
what once was, will be no more
Track Name: Funhouse
a cat and change
thats all their going to give you for staying

in this funhouse
hold on there's no escape from the mess that they've made

and i know you tried
to hide inside the lions eyes

in this funhouse
hold on there's no escape from the mess that they've made

and we are two feathers floating away from one another

i can not hear the words that your saying
how was your day
can you please come outside and play

and all of these voices without any names
tell me how was your day
Track Name: Your Failure
i was but once and you were a friend
and able body to lean on
together the weight became so unstable together we both fell in

and ill be him, your failure
and ill be him, unable

and i was but once and you were a friend an able body to depend on
together we jumped into a galaxy unstable just like two stars that could not swim
and you were but once and i was your friend, an unable body to lean on
together we learned that a troubled mind is unstable just like a carousel with no children

and ill be him, your failure
and ill be him, unable

and ill be him, your failure
and ill be him, unable

and ill be him, your failure