A Thrilling Tale of Yesteryear

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released November 20, 2014

All songs arranged and produced by Strangely T. Doesburg and Aaron J. Shay
Recorded at Stormy Muffin Studios in Seattle, WA
Mastered by Myles Boisen

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With only one full beard between the two of them, Strangely T. Doesburg and Aaron J. Shay are out to conquer the world, one song at a time.

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Track Name: Grab Your Bag
You know, they say there’s a mountain (HA HA)
So high that you can’t see the top,
And there’s a dancehall lost and gone
Where the music, it never stops.

So grab your bag and go with me!
It’s a swell time for an adventure.
You know there are things you long to see
Beyond that far horizon!

You know, somewhere, there’s a forest,
Where the trees are swarming with fish!
Everyone who lives there in that place
Must beware the terrestrial squids.

So grab your bag and go with me!
It’s a swell time for an adventure.
You know there are things you long to see
Beyond that far horizon!

Far away, across the sea,
Where pirates hid their gold,
There’s an island on a turtle’s back,
And a castle all covered in mold.

So grab your bag and go with me!
It’s a swell time for an adventure.
You know there are things you long to see
Beyond that far horizon!
Track Name: Burial At Sea
The water is calling,
The waves are all crashing, just like drums of war!
The naiads are dancing,
To the beat of what lays in store for
Us!
Oh, what lays in store for us?
And when the time comes,
These walls will fall with the tide!

Call the Kraken, call Leviathan
To the ritual, to the funeral
Call the Kraken, call Leviathan
We'll give this city a burial at sea!
We'll give this city a burial at sea!

The water is rising
It offers no treaty and makes no demands!
The fog is creeping in
To swallow us in silver and cover the land
We love!
What land do we love?
And when the time comes,
These towers will fall with a splash!

Call the Kraken, call Leviathan
To the ritual, to the funeral
Call the Kraken, call Leviathan
We'll give this city a burial at sea!
We'll give this city a burial at sea!

Call the Kraken, call Leviathan
To the ritual, to the funeral
Call the Kraken, call Leviathan
We'll give New Orleans a burial at sea!
We'll give Los Angeles a burial at sea!
We'll give New York City a burial at sea!
We'll give your home a burial at sea!
Track Name: Fiddler's Green
All of those that I have loved,
Some that I’ve never seen,
Have gone away to the music, the laughter and cheer,
They’ve gone away to the Fiddler’s Green.

My father was a noble man;
Though respected, he’d never preen.
But now I’ll feel his arms no more,
He’s gone away to the Fiddler’s Green.

My mother was so beautiful,
A fairer woman you’ve never seen!
But now I’ll know her kiss no more,
She’s gone away to the Fiddler’s Green.

I had a little brother,
He made magic like you’ve never seen.
But now he’ll bring those smiles no more, h
He’s gone away to the Fiddler’s Green.

Come gather around the glade beneath the silvery moon
And dance to the fiddle around the tree!
There’s whisky and ‘backy enough to go around,
Down on the Fiddler’s Green!
Track Name: Your Hometown
When we were young, our world was no bigger
Than the foot prints that we made
The years have gone by and now we call them "history,"
But still here you have stayed.
And I'm sure you've got your reasons
For watching the passing seasons
As they all fall down,
But you've got to leave your hometown.

There was a time I thought I knew nearly everything
That I could expect to know,
But the further from home my poor feet have carried me
The smaller I seem to grow.
There's so much that I have seen,
Some of it sacred and some obscene.
Don't you let yourself down;
You've gotta leave your hometown.

You gotta leave your hometown
Leave your hometown
Leave your hometown
Leave your hometown
You don't have to leave it for long
Just leave it by far-
Catch a ride on a passing ship,
Follow someone else's star.
Just a thousand miles away…
Pack a bag, let's leave today,
Leave your hometown!
You gotta leave your hometown.

If you come with me, we'll find ourselves a place where
Nobody knows our names
You and I will learn a few new ways to choose family
And kindle a couple of flames
We'll attend many grand occasions,
And meet strangers of all persuasions
Wearing suits and gowns,
Who all left their hometowns.

You gotta leave your hometown
Leave your hometown
Leave your hometown
Leave your hometown
You don't have to leave it for long
Just leave it by far-
Catch a ride on a passing ship,
Follow someone else's star.
Just a thousand miles away…
Pack a bag, let's leave today,
Leave your hometown!
You gotta leave your hometown.

And then someday, when you've had your fill
You will finally return
To the streets you wore so thin with walking, to the
Good things that you've earned.
Maybe nothing will look the same…
And maybe this ain't the place you came
From, but nothing's torn down:
You left your hometown.
Track Name: Fake It 'Til You Make It
Sometimes you don’t want to be funny
And you don’t want to play...
No one wants to hear this.
Who cares what you’ve got to say?
They’ve heard it all before!
You’re already a tired cliché.
For a moment, the world was at your door,
Now everyone has turned away.

But fake it ‘til you make it!
At least, that’s what they say.
Don’t listen to your demons,
They’re liars anyway.

They tell you that they love you,
But they don’t think you’ll make it.
What they don’t see is that you’ve gone all in
And you’re never going to quit!

So fake it ‘til you make it!
At least, that’s what they say.
Don’t listen to your demons,
They’re liars anyway.
They’re liars anyway.
Track Name: The Things We'll Never Do (A Duet)
You and I will never eat at that one restaurant
You and I will never visit that one place
You and I will never get drunk watching Doctor Who again
You and I will never explore outer space
The morning sky and I are blue
'Cause I'm thinking about the things we'll never do.

You and I will never become passive aggressive
Or any more aggressively passive than we already are
You and I will never get there late 'cause someone forgot the tickets
Nor argue about where you parked the goddamn car
No, I don't have a single clue
Why I'm thinking about the things we'll never do.

We will never compromise each other's opportunities
You and I will never have to bear that load
And you will never have to feel resentful
Of the people I'll be meeting on the road.

Oh, take me to that open road!
Put me in front of a thousand strangers but I'm
Not the man they'll see!
They'll only see some lonely hipster
Playing ukulele!
Oh, give me clowns
And paper towns
And the contra bass
And the thrilling chase
And the inner spark
And the streets gone dark
And the dancers leaping through the park
Make my life a zoo!
So I won't have time to remember the things we'll never do.

You and I will never raise a bunch of chickens
You and I will never argue all night long
You and I will never have make-up sex
(Or at least, not for a very long time)
You and I may never know what we did wrong.
In spite of what we will go through,
We will always have the things we'll never do.