XOXO

by The LoLos

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released December 13, 2013

All music written, arranged and performed by The LoLos

Matthew Heyden: Vocals, Organ on "Calalini Island"
Ben Colbeck: Guitars, Ukulele
McKenzie Warner: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Zach Sanchez: Bass Guitar
Tom Nasr: Bass Guitar on "Monkey Bars"
Scott Barwick: Keys
ChüChü The Beaver: Himself

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Track Name: Nightbird
Hello, Nightbird
it's noon now
and all I can do is daydream of you
The songs we sung instead of sleeping
play behind my smile and they're deliriously true
be that as it may
the only way to be with you is in the midnight blue
well i'll take what I can get
and kiss the silhouette of all that we could be
'cause bird we connect

and when all is said and done
they're is so much left to say and do
'cause I have nothing but love here for you
and it waits for you

oh and I know that you worry dear
just hold my arms, read my eyes, and know the truth
that if nothing changed at all I'd be you're friend that followed through
'cause I have nothing but love here for you
and know that it waits for you

oh and I know that you worry dear
just hold my arms, read my eyes, and know the truth
that when the day is done
there's only one that I want to talk to
and its the same when I wake up
believe when I say love
its always you
you
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You know, Nightbird
its funny how we seem to cross paths in narrow spaces
and the lightest touch, the faintest smile,
I get lost in your subtle graces
with slow descents, long goodbyes,
magnet kisses held back with sighs
eyes that promise, and words so sweet,
soft caresses that take ground from feet

and when all is said and done
they're is so much left to say and do
'cause I have nothing but love here for you
and it waits for you

oh and I know that you worry dear
just hold my arms, read my eyes, and know the truth
that when the day is done
there's only one that I want to talk to
and its the same wake up
believe when I say love
its always you
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Track Name: Hey There Heartbreaker
Hey there heartbreaker
hand another chance to me
I see my mistake was leaving all my heart to see
I showed you so freely how tender I feel
and you thought that that meant that my love comes cheap
I told you how weak you make me girl
you thought that meant that I am weak

and now I see that when you said you wanted the truth
what you meant was that you wanted to see what I'd reveal
but you judged too quick, you gave it up
you read me wrong, girl this I know
'cause if you really knew what I was, you'd of fallen in love
I said too much too soon

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Maybe someday when I'm further out of reach
you'll see that I was trying to be what you asked us to be
and I played the fool 'cause I thought
you were playing right beside me
when I turned to find that you'd gone
I remembered that there is no guarantee

and now I see that when you said you wanted the truth
what you meant was that you wanted to see what I'd reveal
but you judged too quick, you gave it up
you read me wrong, girl this I know
'cause if you really knew what I was, you'd of fallen in love
I said too much too soon

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tell me what else would you like know
'cause girl I'd tell you anything
it's never been a thing to open to you
'cause girl, you know
there's something between us that makes it easy
do you know what I feel for you, girl?
do you know what I could be to you?
and is there nothing left that you'd like to know
now that I've told you the things that pain me the most
showed you my heart, bared my soul
so that when you needed, it would make it easy
then you disappeared from view
do you know that I feel too
ya darling, I'm clearly a fool
because it takes a fool to tell the dangerous truth

Hey there heartbreaker
come here and let me show you
just why you don't want to walk away
honey, I'm a lover
and my loving is poetry in motion
I'd rather show you my best secrets
than let words get in the way
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Track Name: ChüChü ( The Beavers Lament )
On the river
where he lives
ChuChu the beaver
the shaman builds
he keeps the future, sees the past

dammed if he do, damned if he don't
dam the river, to divert its flow
he keeps the future, sees the past

when the flood comes to wash over this land
they'll all see what this busy beaver's been up to

but for now they stand on the banks and stare
they don't know whether to laugh or run
they don't know ChuChu delivers

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ChuChu never said that life in the hundred acre (wood/would) be easy
(dam/damn) it, he can't just let it
stop him from doing what needs to be done
'cause ChuChu delivers x 3

ChuChu the beaver's lament x 2

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When the flood comes to wash over this land
they'll all see just what this busy beaver's been up to

Shaman's (tails/tales) are often flat
come down the water, the deluge is here
he's keeps the future sees the past

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Track Name: Jacob's Ladder
Of blood, and oil, and sand
and lost belief in right or reason
Jacob's ladder is missing rungs
and is only seen in sleepless dreaming
as shadows of memories fade
so does what is left of that loving feeling
easier to spend days numb
than to see and feel the field where he layed

It ain't over
for some its a lifetime
it aint over
the war never ends
the war never ends

Idealistic boy's ambitions
filled with fantasies of bulletproof luck
sudden caustic recognition that fate chooses no flags
favors no blood
alive and home but different
because part of him was left in Iraq
but Jacob's a soldier and he'll fight to return
climb to rebirth

It ain't over
for some its a lifetime
it aint over
the war never ends
the war never ends

-
Jacob's ladder is broken, missing rungs
but the question is when, not if, he'll climb
'cause Jacob's ladder reaches to a heaven
of peace at soul and sound of mind
-

It ain't over
for some its a lifetime
it ain't over
It ain't over
for some its a lifetime
it ain't over
the war never ends
the war never ends

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Track Name: Nothing Changes
A season sometimes lasts so long
it feels like it will never change
an auspex stares at empty skies
and cannot read what can't be read

nothing changes but the weather
nothing changes but the weather

time kills kings and crumbles kingdoms
the way it is, the way its always been
distant suns are born and burn
and even they will someday burn away

nothing changes but the weather
nothing changes but the weather
Track Name: María José
María José seya conmigo
muéstreme lo que muevas y donde andas
Maria cuentame la historia
toca me en su manera y donde queres
cada vez bailamos al sol
la tristeza me quita por una canción

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I dance with sweet María
on a honeyed Sunday afternoon
and the day always shimmers the brightest
when she's here
I settle into her rhythms
and she shows me a way to feel
the corners of my heart
where sweet desire is revealed

Though I know that soon this time and dance will close
I'd love to hold her for one more song
to look in her eyes and move slow

-

I made love with sweet María
with a song from my heart that she brought out
and if I forgot every other moment
I'd hold this one dear

Though I know that soon this time and dance will close
I'd love to hold her for one more song
to look in her eyes and move slow

Stay here with me
Stay here with me

Siento
y muevo
y bailo
con María
Track Name: The Style & The Substance
I look up and down the lined up streets
and most of what I see
are stamped out houses, cars, and dreams
and lawns unreal green
suburban daymares and stinging ironies
tragic sleepers woefully living the dream

when there is so much more than that
there is beauty that would bring you to your knees
because the greater danger ain't lacking on the agreed quotas
its letting fear come before your heart's needs

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Glassy eyed artificials pretend they'd rather be
safely lifeless than take the risk to live with authenticity
but life is just the once
and the way that I see it
you ought to live with the eloquence that comes from being yourself

the ways to be are inexact
interpretation is always left to you
because the world ain't here to prop you on its shoulders
you've got to climb your own mountains
and wear your own shoes

you've got to let your light shine
give courage to the dark with your honed truths
oh and you've got to let your light shine
let it shine
shine
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because its all in the style and the substance

thats all I can tell you for now the rest is on you
its up to you to define your style and your substance x 2

because its all in the style and the substance

wear your own shoes
wear your own shoes
Track Name: Calalini Island
Its as if its only me
its as if they cannot see
that they're is a world superimposed on shared and common sphere
like swine to pearls these boring bores see only now and here

there is a place where my animals live
I call it Calalini Island
the jungle is thick, eyes peer out from within
to lull me to lullabied dreaming

And they're loudest in the evening
keep me from ever sleeping
and when morning comes dark circles circle
my eyes become heavy
the blurring line of what is real unreals
all more here than yesterday

there is a place where my animals live
I call it Calalini Island
the jungle is thick, eyes peer out from within
to lull me to lullabied dreaming

I'm dreaming again

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As long as the sun burns
and tides dance with the moon turns
I'll be dreaming of ukeleles
Sycamore Lendo melodies
and as long as the sun turns
as long as the moon burns
I'll be dreaming
dreaming
dreaming

-

Its as if its only me
its as if they cannot see
that they're is a world superimposed on shared and common sphere
like swine to pearls these boring bores see only now and here

there is a place where my animals live
I call it Calalini Island
the jungle is thick, eyes peer out from within
to lull me to lullabied dreaming
Track Name: On & On
I'm a melancholic stargazer
I need freedom to go and chase
the fancies and whimsies of the day
let my wild heart's redeemer be a loving daydreamer
with his head in the clouds
because he knows how to fly

I'd fly to you, I'd fall to you
the truth is, I fell for you
when you called my name, and blinked, and stopped
and looked in my eyes and said you'd just realized
I'm the one that you've wanted
said it with no words at all

on & on with you
on & on with you

As soon as I'd heard what I'd said
I knew then and there
that if it came to a head it'd be my fault
because I'm ever the boundary tester
choosing my own adventures
even if they don't make no sense at all

Give me a ship and I'd sail it
straight to your beach and sink it
we'll climb the trees, howl at the moon
see nothing is out of the question
as long as we both are living with smiles on our faces
and life is unpredictable

on & on with you
on & on with you
on & on with you
on & on with you
Track Name: The Sea
The soul's voice is softly spoken
lost to all that will not hear
so left to prescribed devices
I chose the noise and held the fears

I'd been blindfolded to the beauty
taught to follow not to feel
I'd been so restless, a spinning compass
longing for a world more real

then I drifted toward a melody
and the song heard came up from the sea

Soon as I left the understood for the sea
I gave my weight to water and it lifted me
soon as I left what I was taught I wanted for what would be
I found just what I was looking for
but I never knew

Blindfolded to the beauty
taught to follow not to feel
so restless, a spinning compass
longing for a world more real

then I drifted toward a melody
and the song heard came up from the sea

Soon as I left the understood for the sea
I gave my weight to water and it lifted me
soon as I left what I was taught I wanted for what would be
I found just what I was looking for
but I never knew
Track Name: Shadowman
I met the Shadowman at the crossroads
back when the grass was high as the scarecrows
he said he'd give me anything I desire
but he never said a word about the fire

well the wiseman will tell you nothing comes cheaply
that paradise is for fools prey to deceiving
and now the groove is all I've got to
win my soul back from the devil

-

I left the Shadowman at the crossroads
he said you win this time and thumbed his nose
and then the dust kicked up into a whirlwind
he stepped inside, tipped his hat, and coldly grinned
and now I've got all I want, kept what I need
and I'm all alone in the road with the tumbleweeds

-
Track Name: Monkey Bars
There is only one way over the lava
and its hard, and it hurts, hot or cold
a test of your mettle
the old metal monkey bars

There's two ways to treat what you said you'd be
to treat it as child's dreams and move on
or prove to the stars your not too calloused or covered in scars
-
Still pining for the stars
Still climbing monkey bars
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I learned less at my desk than recess
and after three, guess that's my nature
and my lesson was that its more what you do

The forthcoming fortune is mine
ya I fell out of line for a reason
I can't stand still and I still can't stand
what they make you do
-
Still pining for the stars
Still climbing monkey bars
Can't say I'm going nowhere
I'm moving sideways
I'll hold on on my own
or I won't
Just let me fall
-

Hey John, how the hell are you man?
and Jane its been too long
look at all these Doe eyed kids
no I ain't been married
have no career to speak of
I've got no children, although that's nice for you
you see I've seen the real world and playground coincide
you'll understand when I reach the other side

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Five elements and aether is the surest
my sixth sense has shown me the truth
that there's seven layers to both heaven and hell
that's why when I've ate sand I climbed up again

Everything inside has told me
stay on the outside
and monkey forward until you reach the other side
-
Still pining for the stars
Still climbing monkey bars
Can't say I'm going nowhere
I'm moving sideways
I'll hold on on my own
or I won't
Just let me fall
let me fall

-
Track Name: Women, Fire, & Dangerous Things
I've been spellbound to follow the light
with my halo of stars I digress in the night
what glows in the night are mysteries
like women fire and dangerous things
-

A shore-swept sailor
carved from the bone of whale
as hard as a coffin nail
he pulled the tiger's tail

and he was the gravest of danger
when she appeared as an angel
-

He woke in her glow and was blinded
reason eclipsed by fire
at the edge of return or diving
she whispered "its worth dying"

and he was the gravest of danger
when she appeared as an angel
-

What glows in the night are mysteries
like women, fire, and dangerous things
x 2

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I ride the streets a madman
wearing only red passion
those that scorn, misunderstand
what tragedy if they never know

To die into love is to live
to lie with your love is to give
all fear and self away
until there's only one

-

He never returned to harbor
he saw his fate and met it
for the ball of love's fire- light
will consume you, if you let it

and he was blissfully dissolved
in wild oceans of passion-eternal

What glows in the night are mysteries
like women, fire, and dangerous things
x 4

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