Tigerphobia

by Matt Sheehy

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The first album by songwriter Matt Sheehy. Recorded over a two year period in Oceanside, Eugene, and Portland, OR at his various residences.

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released June 3, 2008

Andy Parker - Drums, Tom Dietzel - Bass, Jen Harrison - French Horn, Brent Knopf - Vibes and Piano, Kate O'Brien - Violin, Katie Schnepp - Viola, Peter Broderick - Violin, Drew Shoals - Drums, Matt Weiers - Piano, Matt Sheehy - Guitars Piano Vocals Keyboard

Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by Matt Sheehy except "Three Planets by the Sea" and the end of "Hold Your Breath" where the drums were recorded by Graham Nystrom at the Salon. "Yelloween" was recorded by Brent Knopf. Mastered by Erik Ames at Superdigital.

All songs by Matt Sheehy except "Three Planets by the Sea" where the lyrics were co-written by Sarah Gonzalez.

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Track Name: Dangerous Thursdays
Dangerous Thursdays

I’m going up
In a flash of light
I’m going to take you with
I’m going to take you with
There by the house where no one could see her
She’d simply slip away.

Surrounded
Surrounded
Build the shapes in the forge of the sun
Don’t you think this has gone long enough?
It’s all been for you
It’s all been…

Uh, Uh, go
Bah bah bah bah bah

The sun was high when they took her
Took her away
In the rear of the caddallac
She saw through their unapologetic lies
Oh, it’s alright it’s alright it’s alright
Oh, it’s ok it’s okay tonight

Pretend that
Pretend that
You’re not as great
As you’re bound to become
They’ll send you back home soon enough
It will all be over
All be…
Track Name: Go Missing
Go Missing

Hurry operator
Send me out to sea
I want to find a place where I can breathe
There’s a hole in the ocean
That wants to swallow me
That wants to put a stop where I would start again

I’m sorry to say
You’re a mess like me
We’re blind to find
But now we’ll see
That I’ve
been hiding out

My brain is an empire
Of endless broken wires
That wants to take more than
It gives

We rolled right past the point where
Nothing is the matter
Now nothing’s come in the way
again

I’m sorry to say
You’re a mess like me
We’re blind to find
But now we’ll see
That I’ve
been hiding out

There’s a hole in the ocean
That wants to swallow me
That wants to put a stop
Where I would start again
Track Name: Freeway
Freeway

An afternoon of parking lots
Tape and red ballons
And the cigarettes and coffee
Alright

Human evolution
Is the vaguest guarantee
That the tide will drift you back to me

You’re out on the freeway
You’re love is a photograph
You’re out on the freeway
You’re love is a photograph

Head out on the freeway
Nobody but yourself
You’re a grand paper architect
And how

Retorts and misconceptions
Come pouring out of you
At a golden opportunity
To die

You’re out on the freeway
You’re love is a photograph
You’re out on the freeway
You’re love is a photograph

Give up
Give up
Just pick up the pieces and go home

Come again, don’t break up
Through the wire, don’t break up
Track Name: Top of the World
Top of the World

v1
All of her sketches in ink
could not prepare me for the top of the world

might my memories be
the air that she breathes
there's something quite wrong with the atmosphere

chorus
are you alive
you come in my sleep
the thoughts that we think
are unstoppable

bridge
just like the straight and narrow
turning back in on itself
you can't believe anything spoken here
I won't go alone

v2
all of the science in space
could not take me away
you're all that I know

with quite the trick of the hat
it filled up my veins
but left everything else hollow

v3
no, I'm not letting them in
they'll take you away
and send me back down to the surface

I'd rather have the top of the world
than the pieces of me I left
back at my home

oh save me
from my lonely
oh reya
from my lonely
Track Name: Hold Your Breath
Hold your Breath

Honey please
There’s nothing wrong
With
When there’s nothing wrong
Just want you to be somebody
I can lay into

Come on back to the skull
Imagine these real words
Are making some sense
Not fallen away to the side
Where they’ll never be hear

Hold your breath
For me
Longer
Nod your head
When the air runs out
Nod your head
When the air runs out
For good

Tiny feet
Patter around me
Shutting us off
Trying to block all the chatter
Of the grown up talk

Hold your breath
For me
Longer
Nod your head
When the air runs out
Nod your head
When the air runs out
For good
Track Name: Lunatics
Lunatics

here we are pretending
the world is not ending
and I am not a captive here
i am not a captive here

the smell of liquor on her breath
explaining all the details
that led us to the boxes in
that led us to the boxes in our hearts

satellite
explosions
exchange of glancing blows
it's crazier now
oh, it's lunacy now

stand up, stand in
look alive, look alive love
(tell me again)

start misbehaving
and dance around the room
we have so much time to kill tonight
so much time to kill tonight

look alive with the sky on fire
it's a sticky situation
and so much time to kill tonight
so much time to kill tonight

satellite
explosions
exchange of glancing blows
it's crazier now
oh, it's lunacy now

stand up, stand in
look alive, look alive love
(tell me again)
Track Name: Death by Misadventure
Death by Misadventure

Hello Boeing flight 134
You’ve come to take me back to the rain
Silence is not as bad
As all of this talk
Surprise again
You’re right again

Come with me
You’ve only got yourself
There’s more than one way
To sacrifice yourself

I don’t care what they’ve done
To you
You laugh and you fault
This night away
Silence is not as bad
As all of this talk
Surprise again
You’re right again
Track Name: About Piano
About Piano*

There's nothing wrong with what she said
It's the way she said it
That stings the ears

There's nothing wrong with the way she moves
Away from everything
Away from everything

A sound that comes
Late at night
It breaks the silence

There's nothing wrong with her sharp teeth
They spit the words out
They spit the words out

Oh, you'll walk away from the best
And throw out all the pictures of her lying there.
A solitary man

Darling scrape the mud again
Those secrets you'll keep
Darling scrape the mud again
Those secrets you'll keep
Track Name: Three Planets by the Sea
Three Planets by the Sea

Dear,
Haven't you learned how to sleep through
All the kicks
From dreams I have of you

Dear,
How do we learn our way in the dark?
Oh we're playing now
Oh we're playing

I can't stand the fight and
I cant'stand the run

And now,
Haven't we learned to bring the house down?
From the stage and so
And now we're bowing

I can't stand the fight and
I can't stand the run
Embrace again and say
ride out this storm