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lyrics

we had a friend
his name was mr. kelp
when we locked up all the doors he screamed for help
and we didn't care
we left him to die
with the crayfish and flies and that's just fine
we didn't like you anyway

i'm in love with everything the ocean ever told me to believe in
i'm in love with the flowers in my garden always telling me what to say
i'm in love with the flying cabbage in the mountains calling out my name
and i'm in love with you blue water in my tap machine

charge small fish to gain the strength
to propell beneath the waves and feed us all
alright
i won't stand a chance but i'll still put up a fight
cuz' that's my right i guess i'm young and i don't know any better

where are we going
how do you feel
i hear mrs. kelp is dead as an eel's eyeliner in the sunlight

she told me to tell you
she won't be here to help

you need to see the space between your eyes to stop your trembling hands
or an axe to smash your shoulders

you need to see the space between your eyes to stop your lying teeth
or a surgeon to stitch your lips together
you'll feel much better

only you
you're a nightmare in my shoes
just an unspent pile of loot
i left inside my nondescriptive lemonade stand
only you
you're an icy pair of boots
you're the milkman on the loose
who tries to steal my maiden name and sell't to monsters
only you
you're a swelling empty room
you're a tuba on a noose
i guess i won't be at your birthday party next year
only you
you're an icy pair of boots
you're the kitchen without food
i'm only 16 and you're already my martyr

we had a friend
his name was mr. kelp
when we opened up his doors
he just killed himself
but he didn't care
he left us to cry in our milkshakes and fries
and that's just fine because we'll find ourselves in his place someday

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from Brain​-​Damaged Toon Underworld, released July 1, 2014

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Manuka Piglet Albuquerque, New Mexico

folk pop band from albuquerque consisting of sam roberts, calvary fisher, ian carrillo and andy herman

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