1. GRAIN OF SAND
  2. ATMOSPHAERAE
  3. BUTTERFLY TATTOOS
  4. MASSIVE HOLE
  5. STOP FEELING
  6. 10,000 NACHOS
  7. THORAZINE DRIP
  8. LITTLE TINY FISHES
  9. THREE MORE DAYS
  10. STOP FEELING (Reprise)
  11. ANIMAL
  12. I'M STILL HERE









FRED FALLER       drums (Curly impressions on 10,000 Nachos)     
PERRY MERRITT
    guitars, vocals (synthesizer on Massive Hole)    
MARCUS PADGETT
  saxophones, keyboards, synthesizer, vocals   
RICK WOLFE          bass, vocals                                                      

Kat Lea Ward back up vocal on Little Tiny Fishes    
             Photos by Richard Hellyer    
        Graphics layout by NICNAC Graphics    

© Ⓟ 2013 Zip Tang      



Zip
                    Tang: Das Reboot


GRAIN OF SAND
 
lyrics by Marcus Padgett


Ego brings you to the stage
Home town genius, critics rave

Will you feature in the history of man
Itís more likely youíre another grain of sand

Camera captures all we see
When itís over, stay with me

You can be content creating through the lens
Just prioritize the means above the end
Will you feature in the history of man
Itís more likely Iím another grain of sand




ATMOSPHAERAE 

lyrics by Perry Merritt


Talk to me, like I'm not there
While you sit in your, silk upholstered chair

I've played your game before,
a hundred times or more
Despite my moves, no one wins
We both lose

You make me feel like I'm, walking on your shell
I'm about to break into your, your manufactured hell

I feel I've died before
A thousand times or more
My soul is dead, but I still feel
Like nothing's real

You broke my heart
You took me out, to the field
I walked alone, you're not real
I want you back
I took your hand
You walked up, to the stage



BUTTERFLY TATTOO

lyrics by Marcus Padgett and Rick Wolfe


White space, white noise
When thereís nothing left, thereís nothing left to destroy

White snow, Black Ink
Sheís erected a sign so everyone knows what she thinks

Blackness escapes, feel like I'm alive
Give me a song that I'm drawn to
Blackness returns, you're sucking my life
Killing me slowly with what you do

She's lost in rage and anger
She's got the right to choose
She's turning up the music, oh no
She's got to feed the dragon
There's not a lot to lose
But now it's casting shadows
On butterfly tattoos

White noise, White space
When thereís nothing there, thereís nothing there to erase

Black Ink, White snow
Sheís cleaning it up in place where nobody knows


Blackness escapes, feel like I'm alive
Give me a song that I'm drawn to


Now she confronts the demon
She's got some ink to lose
It's time to face the music, oh
Now she's removed the dragon
She's got the right to choose
And now, but now she's left with
Butterfly Tattoos



MASSIVE HOLE
by Perry Merritt
Instrumental



STOP FEELING
lyrics by Perry Merritt

How did I, get so scared and constantly,
feeling like I, I want to hide away,
and keep concealing

Stop feeling this way
Got to find a way to stop your pain
Stop feeling this way
Get out of bed, make up your mind today

Mary lost her equal-librium, she comes
Migraine attack, she fell through the cracks
And she, she'd sing this to me

Stop feeling this way
you're rolling on the side
you crashed and then you lied, lied

Stop feeling this way
you're rolling on the side
you crashed and then you lied, lied

You stop thinking, I'll keep talkin'
The music's playing
Your makeup's runnin'
Your lips are wet
Your heart is cold
Your insults keep me coming for more

Your electron, has shot me down
You won, you won
What has begun, has come undone
You won, you won

You are the one, you are the one
You are, you are

How did I, get so scared and constantly,
feeling like I, I want to hide away,
and keep concealing



10,000 NACHOS

lyrics by Perry Merritt, Curly impressions by Fred Faller
 
I've got windows that won't open
My memory's maxed out it's frozen
I blocked your invites so you can't ask me,
to see some shitty band in Kankakee

Your Facebook page is pretty lame now
The only comments are by your mama
You've got eight hundred friends now, but you only know five
So you block them all except your ex wives

You had a date but lost your will
You'd rather stay home and play Farmville
I'm glad you told us 'bout what you just ate,
and shared the video of that Journey song I hate

Your profile picture and all the photos,
before the three kids and 10,000 nachos
Yeah you were hot and a democrat
But now you're just fat

I've gotta get a life, get outta here
Things in this place are getting queer
A woman friended me named Murray
She was kinda cute but unusually furry

My boss saw the picture of me
hitting on his financier and
swinging naked from his chrystal chandelier
Now that my job has ended, I hate to do it to ya,
but you're unfriended

Nyuk nyuk nyuk nyuk...
Whoop whoop whoop whoop...
Oh wise guy eh
Ruff ruff..
Whoop whoop whoop whoop...
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yah yah yah yah


 
THORAZINE DRIP

lyrics by Perry Merritt


Blank facial expression
Got that cold sweat
I can't see your vision
I've got to press reset

You move like water
Hypnotic focus
I feel your breath now
You're my psychosis

You're coming in clear
But you're not really here
'Cause I'm losing my grip
Stop the thorazine drip



LITTLE TINY FISHES
lyrics by Perry Merritt and Rick Wolfe


I've got little tiny fishes
I feel the little tiny fishes,
in my feet, my feet

I feel the little tiny fishes,
in my feet, my feet
If you want to fleegle a fleeto
With the little fishes in my toes
If you want to feel like a little
Fishes in my feet and my toes

If you want some fishes in your feet
Then come to my soul
If you want some fishes in your feet
Then look to your soul
If you want fishes,
wiggly fishes In my soul
If you want fishes,
tiny little fishes In my soul

Calling Doctor Herring, is there a Doctor Herring here
You want a bagel with that



THREE MORE DAYS
lyrics by Marcus Padgett


Three more days, til Iím free
Three more days
Then I am free to make my next mistake

Three more days, then youíll see
Three more days
Nothing to stop me from my bad decisions
Crossing the line is my predisposition
Letís see what happens with no supervision

Three more days
Til I'm free to make my next mistake
Three more days
Biding my time, formulating a vision
Iíll find some action, I wonít need permission
Iíll take my chances with recidivism

You said that I should spend some time
Reflecting on my sins
And to that end youíd minimize
The influence of friends

Iíll give back the jewelry
You give back the car
I promise that Iíll stay in touch
I know you wonít let me get very far

Three more days
Three more days
Three more days
Til I'm free to make my next mistake



STOP FEELING (Reprise)

by Perry Merritt

Mary lost her equal-librium,
Migraine attack, she fell through the cracks
And she, she'd sing to me
Librium, librium, librium



ANIMAL
lyrics by Rick Wolfe

Post your thoughts, your heart exposed
Play my game, abuse trust for selfish needs

I'd like to take you for a ride
Depriving you of your sweet oxygen

Make you love, you beg for me
When you're won, cast you out
And now I'm free

I am an animal, I am beautiful

I want to take you for a ride
Depriving you of your sweet oxygen
I want to take you, I want to break you
Want you to break down and cry

I am an animal, I am beautiful
I am invincible, I am an animal

I am beautiful


So alone, so blind, will never see

I am an animal
I am so bloody pitiful
 



I'M STILL HERE
lyrics by Perry Merritt and Marcus Padgett

I was there
I was there
Iím still here
I was there
I was there
Iím still here
 
You're an asteroid
Hurtling through space
You're a meteor
Ripping through my atmosphere
Youíre a satellite
Orbiting my space
You don't revolve to show
Your dark side to my face
 
Will you save me
Will you break me

I was there
I was there
Iím still here
I was there
I was there
Iím still here
 
And I want to hear your musicÖ













Recorded at ZiTi Studio Chicago, IL.  Mixed and mastered by Perry Merritt.   Produced by ZIP TANG.
© Ⓟ 2013
ZIP TANG