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Tracks 1-4 recorded Spring 1990; Tracks 5-9 recorded Spring 1991, by Erich McMann at the Farm, Schaumburg, IL. Released Spring 1991 on Starfyre Records, DeKalb, IL.

Needledrop digitized by Otis Ball, mid-2000s.

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released April 1, 1991

Dan Chambers: Gibson Guitar, Vocals
Doug Mioducki: Log Bass, Xylophone on Sea Ferry
John Porcellino: Fender Guitar, Vocals
Mike Waterman: Drums, Finger Cymbals on Upon the Hill

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Spit and a Half Denver, Colorado

Spit and a Half was a punk-lofi-pop label operating from 1985-1996. It was most notably the home of the Felt Pilotes, as well as the Australian Pop Series, a string of releases from underground Australian groups such as Cannanes, Flywheel, Stinky Fire Engine, Ashtray Boy, and Clag. ... more

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Track Name: Leave It Alone
Of all the things that you said
There's only one thing, there's one thing
That stays in my head

So leave it alone

Of all the things that you done
There's only one thing, there's one thing
That keeps me undone

So leave it alone

One time --
It was the first time
It the was worst time of my life
It was a year or two before you would become my wife

And it feels like again, oh my my
And it feels like again
And it feels like again, oh my my
And it feels like again

Of all the places that you've been
There's only one place, there's one place
Reminds you of him

So leave it alone

And all the things that you thought
There's only one thing, there's one thing
You wish you still got

So leave it alone

Two times
It was the best time, it was the best time
That I've known
It was the springtime, all of the snow
Had almost gone

I was thinkin' about it
Oh my Lord, it seems so long
I was thinkin' about it
So I wrote it in this song

And it feels like again, oh my my
And it feels like again
And it feels like again, oh my my
And it feels like again

And it feels like again
And it feels like again
And I fell on the floor
Track Name: Kiss Your Mom
And the people want to get back
To the life they thought they had had
But the run-around is really bad
The running around is really bad

There’s too many of us to count
And there’s nothing left to be found
You’ve got to hang onto what you’ve got
But you never know what you’ve got

And when you find out you can’t keep your time
Go back and sit down, rest your old mind

And the people want to give up
When they haven’t got enough love
There’s a dark sun up above
All you gotta do is kiss your mom
Track Name: Blind
Lookin' through the window at the light would blind my eyes
Thinkin' 'bout your letter and it's then I realize
If nothin' is for nothin' then there's nothin' I can do
Somewhere somehow down the line they made a fool of you

Oh, oh ma ma
Oh, oh ma ma
Oh, oh ma ma

Another week has come and gone, let's thank the gods that be
Somewhere somehow down the line they made a fool of me
Gather in a circle, boys, it's time for us to find
Another way of makin' eyes go temporary blind

Oh, oh ma ma
Oh, oh ma ma
Oh, oh ma ma

Blind
Track Name: Upon the Hill
I had a girl, she went away
I don't know why, she wouldn't say
It broke me up, I couldn't cope
She took my heart, she took my hope

Upon the hill, I took some pills
I thought that I would surely die
And in my room, it's like a tomb
Upon the floor I took four more

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la

I was a fool, she was a whore
She had it all but wanted more
And in my room, my neighbor sits
He gives me love, he gives me hits

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la

Lose a friend (x4)
Lose the pain (x4)
Lose again (x4)

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la

(I love you)
Track Name: Galaxie 500
For so many years I passed you by
Just the thought of you could make me cry
Spent my days and nights just getting high
After all this time I wonder why

Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na

Think of all the songs I had to write
All the dreary days and the wasted nights
All the times I tried just to watch it die
These are all the things you did right

Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
Na na na

And when your love lies down it's the hardest thing you know
You're trapped inside a circle of doubt and hope
The morning seems so sweet but it's the night that gets so cold
And I'm wonderin' where I'm goin'
And if the things I brought are shown
Track Name: So High
Why am I so high?
My life

I can’t stay here anymore
Seems like everyone is overboard
And your scattered yellow trees
Ask for something to make me pleased

And when I fly, I want more

Why am I so high?
My life

Sordid shadows on the floor
Can my spirit make it out the door
And so I cracked up on the phone
Let’s see if anyone is really home

And when I die, I want more

Something in my head won’t do, I need a higher power
Stealing in your fortune’s light makes breathing night time

Why am I so high?
My life

Monkeys shackled in the lane
A heavy pounding goes in my brain
Now my night has gone on home
And your spirit won’t leave me alone

And when I die, I want more
Track Name: Waterloo
I was twenty-one, my mind was movin' fast
When they held me down and broke my back
As I looked up to them, saw them grinning down
I saw how long before I rest at last

No no
No no
No no
No no

Now it's 3 AM, I'm on the kitchen floor
And I'm tryin' not to move no more
Then I woke the next day in the afternoon
And I wondered what I did that for

No no
No no
No no
No no

No no
No no
No no
No no
Track Name: For You
Kind of like the way the eastern sky mounted blue
Kind of like the smile we wear outside blew in two
Did you like the way he opened up? Spoken true
Looked around and found there’s something wrong and gave it to you

It’s the same
Just a game
It’s a shame
I would tear my power (I could walk away)
Like a funeral dead flower (I would leave today)
I could see it all with my eyes (I’d be on my own)
But I’d slip away (I’d be all alone)

Is it reaching in to take away what he grew?
Think about it when it makes you say it’s for you
All this sitting down has hurt my heart. Pray for you
Screaming little hearts that hypnotize come for you

It’s the same
Just a game anyway
It’s a shame
If it dies it doesn’t matter (I could walk away)
Hope the fire doesn’t scatter (I would leave today)
Lightning sings the blood to flow (I’d be on my own)
Then I’d slip away (I’d be all alone)
Track Name: Sea Ferry
Come to me, to the kingdom of the sea
Live with me, with my love here in the deep
But I never live like a king

It’s so deep, it’s a world here underneath
It was to be, we’ll go there just to see
But I never live like a fool

Ride Ferry, to my home here in the sea
We’ll be free, it’s so warm here underneath
But I never live like a thief