Classic Creeps Live & Acoustic

by Fishboy

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about

An acoustic live set of Classic Creeps pared with a 75 page book of comics about the bands 2011 tour. Recorded by Michael Briggs at Violitionist Studios in Denton, TX Sept 22nd, 2011.

The last song on the album "Ava Aviaria" was never learned by the touring acoustic band, thus never recorded.

credits

released 22 February 2013

Eric Michener-songwriter, guitar, vocals
Ryan Williams- guitarron, vocals
Rob "Googolplexia" Severson- accordion, bells, kazoo, vocals, percussion

Recorded by Michael Briggs at Violitionist Studios in Denton, TX Sept 22nd, 2011.

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Track Name: Aaron the Afterthought Astronaut
in the course of events that we lose each other
let's meet in the back yard in the one week time
in the corse of events the back yard is flooded
let's find the nearest spot thats dry
in the corse of events the whole city is covered
let's find a place that rents paddle boats
in the corse of events all the boats have sunken
let's call each other on the phone
and if all the phones are off the hook
I'll get out a sky writing book
and remember the lessons that I once took
to surprise you on your twenty first birthday
I wrote in the sky "everything will be ok"
and I meant it on that day like I mean it on this day
just as long as we're sticking to the back up plan


At this point in my life only two things matter
ONE becoming an astronaut
TWO its you my dearest Ava
you are the only thing I've got
our neighbor Adrian built a rocket
hes a master of everything that flies
I'll sneak in his back yard jump in and launch it
we owe it to ourselves to try

But it's like a cartwheel that lasts two weeks
or the roaring sound of a thousand bees
having your gone and not next to me
in the course of events that this plans a failure
pray to God we don't lose each other
cause I don't think I could ever find another
Track Name: Adrian Simmons
when I was just a lad
I went on a hunting trip
with Alberto and our dad
we had an accident
he shot a baby bear
the sorrow was immense
he said there's nothing we can do for him
time travel don't exists

then he said
hold on
to your horses
you only own
one shot at life
there is no undo
or backspace
so just wait
and take your time


but now that I am old
I know my father lied
I figured out a way
to surpass the speed of light
we built a rocketship
Alberto stole supplies
we'll travel to the past
and disprove our dad's advice


that we should
then he said
hold on
to our horses
you only own
one shot at life
there is no undo
or backspace
so just wait
and take your time



and when we reach the past
we'll save the bear at last
and relieve my future mind
it's just gonna take time
Track Name: Alberto Simmons
Alberto Simmons' getting bloody noses
he knows the time is coming when the bleeding stops
until that day it comes around
he will continue stressing out
he hates his job but oh he loves his brother
they've got a plot to take the world on with their style
using a rocket and wormhole
go back a dozen years or more

but down in the basement things are starting now to get a little cramped
machines in their masses force the Simons' to relocate their camp

Alberto Simmons has a boss who bullies
his name is Victor Allen Moss and at this time
hes in the breakroom looking round
but oh Alberto can't be found
as Moss Incorporated ends it's work day
the inventory is seeming just a little light
old Alberto never tells
of stolen whistles stolen bells

Alberto Simmons' getting bloody noses (repeat)
Track Name: Allen Moss, Victor
the breakroom is deserted but I search it
for my daily dessert
and in cursive on the first lid
in the fridge I read these words
"if you touch this chocolate cake
you'll be fired on the spot
now please enjoy your break
thank you sincerly Victor Allen Moss
aka your boss
the one who writes the checks
the one who does no wrong
and you will miss me you will miss me when I'm gone"

when I was only 15 or maybe 16
my first true love I found
her name was alyson
she was given a car we drove around
a continental to the airfield
watched planes fly overhead
we swore in ten years we'd be cowboys
or in ten years we'd be dead
but that summer she moved south
to the Mississippi mouth
and he quote in that years year book
in a black italic font
said "you'll miss me, you will miss me when I'm gone"

and in the office up the stairs
I'm now roping rolling chairs
with a lasso made of last weeks neck ties
all at once, I realize
this is not the life I want

So as I write this letter, I feel better
than I have felt in years
when you read this I'll be in Fort Worth
roping my first steer
the factory is closed
but please spare me your tears
pack your things pack them and go
thank you sincerly victor allen moss
formerly your boss
the one who wrote the checks
the one who did no wrong
you will miss me now that I am gone
you will miss me

I am gone
Track Name: Alyson Revere
Alyce Revere she glows from ear to ear
she says shes more appealing in the morning
after three minute abs a shower then a nap
she surfs the internet until the evening

but in her mind she's alright
with the same thing every night
she's slowly wasting time
she says he soups and search engines suit her fine

Alyce Revere lives with her brother dear
his name is Andre and he is a writer
he tried and he tried
to get Allyson outside
but now a days he doesn't even bother

cause in her mind shes alright
with the same thing every night
shes slowly wasting time

she says her soups and search engines suit her fine
Track Name: Andre Revere
Andre spent three years all alone
in his car his only home
it was a Lincoln Continental
and Andre with his massive writing skills
obtained a memoir deal
for several hundred thousand dollars
now he lives in a house
with his sister and doubts
that he ever will write again
his new prime directive
is to be a detective
solving mysteries no one can
and who'm I to say what is right or ok
for a perfectly stand up man
like Andre

Andre even though you're 4 foot 10
you are a giant among men

but not the giant people usually think of and
one day you will solve the perfect crime
satisfaction will be sublime
you'll get a write up in the paper
and now over the scanner in a desparate manner
a cry of shock and dispare
an officer's gone, no one knows whats wrong
he vanished to thin air
and Archibald Aspen he starts to askin
"who will save the day? wheres Andre?"

his name is Andre
Track Name: Archibald Aspen
Archibald Aspen the worlds greatest cop
didn't quiet set out to be
promoted within from his job taking fingerprints
when they caught wind of his photographic memory


known across the earth
but fame to him is worthless
worth less than the shoes on his feet
he'd rather live quaint
sculpt and paint
but he needs the paycheck just to feed his family


then one night on his route
saw two men sneaking out
of an abandoned factory door
they saw each others faces
and knew if they exscaped
they'd be tracked down tomorrow for sure
so with a blow to the head
Archibald fell to the floor


Archibald Aspen has one only son
born on new years day
Millennium Aspen is now ten years old
his little league team calls him Aspen2k
his mother comes home and she calls for Millennium
tells him she has some bad news
is dads dissapeared and everyone fears
that he's lying somewhere beaten battered and bruised


all at once Millennium jumps and swears that its time to attack
he says "mark my words I will search and I'll search
till I bring my father back"
Mrs. Aspen she smiles
pats her son on the back
Track Name: Aspen2k
I was born on the bathroom floor
of the morning that the world would end
and when the day blew the clouds away
things were Y 2 O K again
and ever since to my proud parents
I've been their little two thousand man
they say my fate since I once saved us
is to save us once again
they told me

Millennium!
Millennium save the day
Millennium!
Millennium there's no other way
you always told me
I'd be the only
one to make things right
so I'll do my best to try

yesterday my dad they say
just vanished out of site
I look for clues and when I do
I meet andre the private eye
I fill him in and within minutes
we're a crime fighting team
we follow clues and prints of shoes
to a downtown factory

as we sneak inside
I see an owl with eyes so wide
shaking his head as if saying "don't go in!"
but once we're there
I see my father tied to a rolling chair
and two men constructing an ominous machine
it seems, that this must be and job for

Millennium!
Millennium save the day
Millennium!
Millennium there's no other way
you always told me
I'd be the only
one to make things right
so I'll do my best to try

Millennium Aspen and Andre Revere rounded the corner to discover Archibald tied to a chair, the sinister figures of Adrian and Alberto Simmons perched above the old man. Millennium cried out for his father leaping forward to untie him when he felt his feet snared by a force from behind and he collapsed to the floor. Unable to move he saw Alberto emerge from behind Andre clubbing him unconscious. Millenium awoke tied to the enormous rocket in the center of the Moss factory floor, a still unconscious Andre to his right and poor Archibald to his left. Father and son looked at each other pensively listening to the haunting cry of the night owl wondering what was to come next.

Millennium!
Millennium save the day
Millennium!
Millennium there's no other way
you always told me
I'd be the only
one to make things right
so I'll do my best to try
Track Name: Autumn the Owl (Mistakes the Feelings of Being in Love with the Feelings of Being an Owl)
Oh I am just an Owl
but I know how
to appreciate this beautiful world
so don't act surprise
that my heart lies
with an aviaria girl

she is portugese
at least I think
and every week
with binoculars
watches the street
how my heart beats
aviaria girl

and oh oh oh oh
it feels like my head is turning round
and oh oh oh oh
further than the usual amount
two seventy degrees I've found
I am silently hovering off the ground

and we, we will be
hand in beak
happily
forever more
if its not fate
my heart will break
aviaria girl

and now for the first time she wants to try
to go inside
my factory world
but she wont like
what she finds
aviaria girl