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Fish Are Friends, Not Food

by Fish House

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released 28 December 2012

Produced by Kyle Duba
Co-Produced by Jake Benavidez and Adam Jacey
All Performed by Fish House
Horns on "EPB" Performed by Jesse Gardner, Sam Gardner, Robert Anderson, and Hunter Mason

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Track Name: Friendly Conversation
Sometimes I need to tell myself
It’s not you with someone else
I know you’re not mine to worry for
But you are the one that I adore

Now we all have that girl that’ll rock your world
But the price for her you just can’t afford
I’m not talking money, I’m talking time
To get her level, boy you need to climb

Up the social chain gaining steadily
My mind’s set on getting her set on me
But it takes desperation to impose infatuation
So I won’t be audacious let it happen naturally

I’ve got to speak louder, make her hear my name
They’re worthy attempts but they all end the same
She’s like, “Who’s he? Why’s he talking to me?
Isn’t he a freshman? I’m not that easy.”

Time passes on, away the days fade
Tick tock tick, my desire cascades
So before intent is lost and I lose my place
Just hear me out once, let me state my case

I know, I know, it’s just Friendly Conversation
But you know, we could better our situation
I think we should

I know, I know, it’s just Friendly Conversation
But you know, we could better our situation
I think we should

Let’s be frank it’s all about your rank
What you got in your bank?
Can you fill up that tank?

Who am I kidding I don’t even drive
But I’ll hop in that Jeep if it catches your eye

Down in freshman class, but I was once told
Fresh meat is better than meat gone old
It’s the end of the year, promotion is near
Finish this up and we’re in the clear

No longer at the bottom, working to the top
People know us by the sound that we drop

We’re Fish House playing battle of the bands
Maybe this will help my situation at hand
I gotta keep trying make that extra effort
I’m doing my best but you know I’m not an expert

I wrote this song so I’m not out of the blue
It’s a message from me that I’m coming for you

I know, I know, it’s just Friendly Conversation
But you know, we could better our situation
I think we should

I know, I know, it’s just Friendly Conversation
But you know, we could better our situation
I think we should
Track Name: Feel Good Song
Well maybe I try too hard
To try to impress you
To try to caress you
But it’s not worth it now

I found the path
The evidence is your aftermath
But all that’s left is trash

You knocked it over and left it down
You let it fall all about the ground
And you expect me not to come around

Maybe we just don’t agree
I’ve always wanted to be free
This is not how it’s supposed to be
So I said

Well this is a Feel Good Song
You’re not gonna do it wrong
You’re trying to bring me down
Good luck with that

I’m just gonna let it out
No need for the screams or shouts
Because that’s not what I’m about

We always saw eye to eye
And it was all worth it
But nothing is perfect
So I had to see

That you read between the lines
And then you took your damn sweet time
Leaving me to ponder to say goodbye

The next few drum hits were just off beat
So I said let’s have a seat
So we can think this through just you and me

Well maybe you never meant for it to be this way
And that’s okay, but not today

Well this is a Feel Good Song
You’re not gonna do it wrong
You’re trying to bring me down
Good luck with that

I’m just gonna let it out
No need for the screams or shouts
Because that’s not what I’m about
Track Name: EPB
Down at Esker Point things get cliquey
Every Thursday afternoon at the end of that beach

The band arrives ready to entertain
The kids are in their circles, their statuses oh, so contained

The band begins to play but the kids don’t hear it
Too concerned in their circles, they’re in their own worlds

The band makes a shout out, but the kids are busy
Talking about some other kid who’s too crazy to hang out

With their group

But little did they know, the kids’ brother was at the show
And he’s got good ears, well good enough to hear
What they said

Well that brother went and told another
And after a while, that situation piled
Up

And then he flipped out

The fists were flying
A few kids were crying
There was no backing out now no
They were in way too deep now

The band looks over
The perfect concert closer
They try to end it right
To go and see the fight

Then the police arrived
The pepper spray always thrives
Too bad that one kid
Could never fit in with that group

That shunned him so
But little did they know, the kids’ brother was at the show
And he’s got good ears, well good enough to hear
What they said

Well that brother went and told another
And after a while that situation piled
Up

And then he flipped out
Track Name: Shed O' Tool
He tilts his hat to the side
Oakleys over his eyes
Baggy pants past his thighs
They wouldn’t like him otherwise

You say you want Barnum Bailey
Hold up let’s call plan B
Worth the show but it’s a long drive
Save the trip, take a look at this guy

Man I see you’ve been getting your likes up
Got your angle got the swag in your red cup
Set the status watch the numbers grow
Not the link, like the photo

Go about your popularity campaign
Count up your real friends oh I think you’ll be short changed
You can’t hide behind that image your whole life
God damn we hate your type like that

Shed O’ Tool, trying to be cool for the kids
That are making it hard to live
But it’s not him, believe me it’s not him
What you’re seeing is a broken crib

I hear what you’ve got to say my friend
But there’s no excuse
You’re just a Shed O’ Tool trying to be cool for the kids
That are making it hard to live

Just get it right off your chest
Hit the gym for those reps
Have you seen those huge pecs?
Results seem to be what you’d expect

But we don’t care like you do
You’ve just got a screw loose
It’s not good for your jewels
Practice what you preach; you’ve got to keep cool

Just another empty heart in a tin can
See, we don’t see there’s a need for a spray tan
Kids like us make jokes out of you
You’ll have to pardon me I don’t mean to be cruel
But we don’t need no aggravation
The kids are sick of dealing with a locked up victim
Snapback, tatted back, earrings and gold
But fools gold just gets so old

Shed O’ Tool, trying to be cool for the kids
That are making it hard to live
But it’s not him, believe me it’s not him
What you’re seeing is a broken crib

I hear what you’ve got to say my friend
But there’s no excuse
You’re just a Shed O’ Tool trying to be cool for the kids
That are making it hard to live

This level of douchebaggery is affecting me heavily
(Have you changed yet?)
I don’t know what to do
(Have you changed yet?)
But you only live once hashtag stay brutal
(Have you changed yet?)
I know it’s sad but true

No I never really cared about your prominent sex life
(Have you changed yet?)
There’s a difference from you and me
(Have you changed yet?)
The real me is out and singing this song while
(Have you changed yet?)
Yours screams mercy
Track Name: Sixteen's Unsafe
I was up one night, all my problems in my head
Oh what did I do to deserve this dread

Let me think back, well there’s that one time
I wrote a song about you yeah, line for line
Well not exactly, that’s a load of crap
Most of it was about my cat

She gets me better, and since we’re talking of pets
I’ll bring up a story that I try to forget
It was December, boy it was cold
I walked my neighbor’s dog, well that’s what she was told

Okay I messed up, one missed walk should’ve been fine
But when my neighbor got home, oh what did she find
I think it’s alright, I like her new carpets more
And the place has really opened up with all the new decor
My bad

Oh that’s nothing, I’ve lost sleep over worse
Like what I said about you at the start of that verse
Perhaps I embellish, we must have been in a fight
God, I hate when this happens I’ll go back and rewrite

Because my word choice, it tears us apart
And I can’t stand knowing that I’m doing you harm
Wish I could fix this, shout words across the sky
But even if they reached you I’d get no reply

Now moon let’s go to bed
I’m so tired, she’s in my head
And she’s not leaving, she’s my mare of the night
Fasten up the covers I’m about to take flight
I’ll be unstill until tomorrow

I’ve made my mistakes, I have my regrets
There are a quite a few moments that I try to forget
For good

But now that I think back it’s not so bad
All the learning experiences that I’ve had
Were good

I’ve made my mistakes, I have my regrets
There are a quite a few moments that I try to forget
For good

But now that I think back it’s not so bad
All the learning experiences that I’ve had
Were good

Now moon let’s go to bed
I’m so tired, she’s in my head
And she’s not leaving, she’s my mare of the night
Fasten up the covers I’m about to take flight

Now moon let’s go to bed
(I’ll be unstill until tomorrow)
(You keep me up all night)
I’m so tired, she’s in my head
But she’s not leaving, she’s my mare of the night
(I’ll be unstill until tomorrow)
(Keep me up all night)
Fasten up the covers I’m about to take flight
I’ll be unstill until tomorrow
Track Name: Jiminy
Jiminy was a young boy, he never could sit still


And if you knew him well enough, you know he never got his fill


Not a soldier for no one, always standing his peaceful ground


A fight would go down, a tussle show down,
He never would stick around, because



He wasn't a fire starter, he got it much harder


He was so roughed up much more than his kind


Maybe his ma and papa, and all you scar causers


Made him the leader he is to this day



He wasn't a fire starter, he got it much harder


He was so roughed up much more than his kind


Maybe his ma and papa, and all you scar causers


Just made him realize that you’re all to blame.



And the restless feet that held that young Jiminy high


Helped him find those hopes that were long lost in the sky


He never wanted to see this town in front of him again


So he got his board and from there he soared,
at last he came out and said



A Break is all I ask for motivation is what I need


I don't quite think that I belong on this old broken street


I'm not looking for a revolution, just a reassuring sign


That there's some hope left for the peace that I've been
longing to find

And the barren streets he left for the concrete heat wave


His fuel would be running out, he would need to be saved


This was a small democracy and this fueled his electricity


To keep it going and going and going and going and going


Until he would scream



I wasn't a fire starter, I got it much harder


I was so roughed up much more than your kind


Maybe my ma and papa, and all you scar causers


Made me the leader he I am to this day


I wasn't a fire starter, I got it much harder


I was so roughed up much more than your kind


Maybe my ma and papa, and all you scar causers


Just made me realize that you’re all to blame

The people, the people, oh my god the people


How do we find the ones that we should take heed of?


The people, the people, oh my god the people


The only thing I see to do is to get lethal


The people, the people, oh my god the people


How do we see the light if you just can't compete, oh?


The people, the people, oh my god the people


I feel that I just can't hide



The people, the people, oh my god the people


How do we find the ones that we should take heed of?


The people, the people, oh my god the people


The only thing I see to do is to get illegal
The people, the people, oh my god the people


How do we see the light if you just can't compete oh?


The people, the people, oh my god the people


I feel that I just can't hide



At first I went crazy there was some blood on the wall


I didn't give a shit I just wanted to see them all fall


Swinging punches left and right, teeth scattered over the floor


My knuckles bled but I laughed when they came back for more


At first I went crazy there was some blood on the wall


I really hated every one of you now die and crawl


That's it, my job is done you're bleeding out on the floor


I got one last thing to say, when it rains it pours.

I wasn't a fire starter, I got it much harder


I was so roughed up much more than your kind


Maybe my ma and papa, and all you scar causers


Made me the leader I am to this day


I wasn't a fire starter, I got it much harder


I was so roughed up much more than your kind


Maybe my ma and papa, and all you scar causers


Just made me realize that you’re all to blame