Dolphin Boys

by Gnarwhalz

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The Dolphin Boys are coming up for air tonight!

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released 22 May 2015

Gnarwhalz are: Chesel Alexander, Campbell Woods, Erik Nyhuus, Gunnar Byers, and Peter Sarty

Broduced, recorded, and mastered by Harley Alexander at the North Street Pad

Much thanks to Josh, Gravy, Young Blood, and Max, whose earbuds were collateral damage

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Track Name: Dolphin Boy
Raised on gravel, tar, and words
Far from sight flew the birds
They sing, run away!
Tall ones shine and they imply
Mountains must curl and hide
There they’ll stay!

Throw the sheets and open the blinds
Go out boy, smoke a ‘roy
Now you can go!
No boots and no time
No shoes and no crime
Just swim, not row!

We must run away again!
Find what’s on the other side!
Go farther, find some new friends!
Ones with fins to ride the tide!

Dolphin Boy, left to sea
Far from land for eternity
Fuck your city scenery
With the Gnarwhalz, I'll be free!

Hey Dolphin Boy, what you doing over there?
Get your booty right to me, but you better beware
I’m a freak in the sheets and I want to get down
Underneath the coral caves where we’ll never be found
It’d be a party all the time with you and me entwined
In a graceful embrace, we’ll get along just fine
As husband and boy, you’ll be my Helen of Troy
My heart is my Achilles; Cupid’s arrow’s been deployed

Hey Dolphin Boy, I'm your Dolphin Man!
Hey Dolphin Boy, I’m you Dolphin Man!

Dolphin Boy, left to sea
Far from land for eternity
Fuck your city scenery
With the Gnarwhalz, I'll be free!
Track Name: Doctor Snoozebutton
It’s a song it’s a dance
It’s closing up the distance
So let’s get down the business:
It’s a babe, it’s a man
It’s a party at the den
It’s a bottle of red and we’re at it again

Babe, I feel like making love
You’re to blame for the way that you’re making me feel
I could take you to my kitchen I could cook you a meal
Some bacon, scrambled eggs
But your vegan dietary needs
Won’t accept the food we eat
Tonight it’s all alright
I’m a lover not a fighter but I’ll fight the urge
To give you all the lovin’ that my kitchen can serve

Love, can I have this dance?
I’m a restless boy in a sleepy town
We could wake it up or you can calm me down
But this poison in my brain
Unaware of the condition my condition was in
Take me back to my bed, would you join?

In case you do
Would I wake up beside you?
Smack the snooze on my alarm
Thanks to staying up past dawn

Doctor Snoozebutton has been at it again
With his vitamin Zs and a bottle of gin
He’s keeping it real, and he’s keeping it cool
PhD from the sleepiest school
The morning light comes far too soon
But I could see you in my room
Snoozed into the afternoon

It’s that song! It’s that dance!
It’s closing up the distance!
So let’s get down to business
You're that babe! I'm that man!
Doctor Snoozebutton has been at it again
With his vitamin Zs and a bottle of gin

Doctor Snoozebutton has been at it again
With his vitamin Zs and a bottle of gin
He’s on a roll and he’s making house calls
With his vitamin Zs, man he’s having a ball

Doctor Snoozebutton has been at it again
With his vitamin Zs and a bottle of gin
He’s on a roll and he’s making house calls
With his vitamin Zs, man he’s having a ball

Man he's having a ball!
We're all having a ball!
Track Name: Zechkquel Returns
He walked in stumbling, mumbling something ‘bout this address
But might’ve got the numbers mixed up in his madness
Zechkquel’s home
At least he thinks he is

He’s misdirected by a broken moral compass
It’s been three years now since he’d wandered in that forest
He met a gypsy crew
They lent him all their brew
We don’t believe a word he says but both his legs are gone
It’s true
Would you believe the man?
He’s got a massive plan

But every now and then he gets that shitty feeling
That all this shit that happens to him’s for a reason
He’s lost his innocence he knows the consequences
Of playing friendly games with new friends who all lack in friendship

He never works, he’s overpaid, and overrated
Part-time unemployment, part-time getting wasted
On your couch (FUCK YOUR COUCH!)
From dusk ‘til dawn again (FUCK YOU CLOONEY!)
He never pays his rent
Cause money’s been real tight these days
It’s been some years since he’s been paid
And when it comes it’s on its way
To buying liquor every day

Zechkquel why’d you have to go?
You could have let a brother know
Zechkquel man, it’s been three years
I’ve counted them all off with my tears

Zechkquel took a night in the woods
His parents never understood
Zechkquel needs his nights in the woods

Who likes the electric guitar?
Track Name: Greatest Lady
I couldn't believe my eyes
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I locked eyes with you
I knew something was starting, something good
It was you and your big beautiful brown eyes in my living room
Love began that night, and from there it only grew

In the next room a couple nights later, we were in the kitchen
Me and three guys, and my tired mind. Talking and sitting.
Thanks you guys for getting me out of my head, I wasn’t making any sense
I love you dudes, doing what you did and keeping me from the other side of the fence

You put a pin in my hair and said I was beautiful
On our first date we went to the sea and watched the water flow
I tried to kiss you but you shook my hand
And I knew you were the Greatest Lady in all of the land

But since then a lot has happened
A lot of moving around from your end of town to mine
But since then you left the coast
That’s fine for me I’ll see you on the other side of the country
But since then I planted some trees, went to Ukee
Crashed your car, held in arms, sang in bars and flew to the east
Track Name: This Love Is Not A Battlefield
You shook my hand and there you stand
Shy in a crowd but with no one around
You held my hand and made weird sounds
Now you hold my words, keep them leather-bound

Oh man your love is fine
And I will go far to spend some days in your arms
But ‘til I can spend some nights with friends in bars
‘Cause this love is not a battlefield
Track Name: Dear Brenda
Ooo weee I've welcomed in a beast
Handing me his coat he asks:
"What is there to eat?"
Don't wake; the boys had a big day
Don't let him know you're here if you don't plan to stay

Loons and summer girls swim and dive
Some with long brown hair, some with spots and beady eyes
Pine trees roots and water, cold at first
Nowhere to be, nowhere to be
‘Cause I'm a long, long way from that day

Call you up, confess my sin
Think of funeral clothes fight the spins
If you reply panic makes me lie
Something about jealousy something about pride

Ten feet tall and light as air and feeling new
Old Man River making way for my canoe
If I had known just what this shit would do
I would have run, I would have run
And I'm a long, long way from that day

By now you've probably made it home
I wish I didn't have to give the news over the phone
I was told and I was bold
Gone to Davey Jones and just fifteen years old

Do and hope shows up and saves my day
Turns on the TV and the feeling starts to go away
"How was golden?" You know, things don't change
Look at you, well look at you
And I'm a long, long way from that day
And I'm a long, long way from that day
And I'm a long, long way from that day
Track Name: Jubilee
Six Three Four Two Jubilee
You're the one for me
Your beautiful backyard
Life used to be so hard
Everything is peachy and we're having lots of laughs
I think I'll have a beer
We've got love on tap
Track Name: Jesus Bros For Life
These days the words escape my mouth
I’m powerless to her, my sensors been shut off
Walked on water to my boat across the lake
The Sturgeon Sea’s up partying
But I can’t stay awake

And Jesus came to me in my dream
He said, “They’re doing it all wrong,
They’re worshipping my name”
I put my arm around him told him not to cry
“I’ll help you with your troubles,
Jesus Bros For Life
For life”

Jesus spoke as we sailed around the lake
“The pressure’s overwhelming, I had to get away
Turning water into wine’s become a chore
My party tricks are failing, in heaven I’m a bore”

“Well Jesus I can help but first you must help me
I’m powerless to her; she has me on my knees
For forty days and forty nights I’m on the cross
The nights with her are easy, by day I’m at a loss”

I came to my bro Jesus in Jesus’s dream
We’re throwing out the Bible drinking whiskeys on the beach
Playing flip cup with the big man in the sky
We’re getting through our troubles
Jesus Bros For Life
For life

My love is dying on the beach
Probably for the best, least that’s what Jesus said to me
The church of rock n’ roll is crumbling in the sand
And that’s some shit that Jesus Christ could never understand
Track Name: Dolphin Man
Out of beer and out of luck
Drinking rum and coke it sucks (it sucks)
Fuck this city scenery
I’d get my kicks out by the sea
(Down by the sea, you shouldn’t feel bad)

But there is hope at the edge of the bay
And the city would just get in my way
Watch the waves roll for miles and miles
And do my best to make this Dolphin Boy smile

Drink our beers and grow our beards for ourselves
Put my responsibilities on the shelf
Been wearing scuba gear for most of my life
But we’re coming up for air tonight

Echo-relocate to the edge of the bay
Vacation from ourselves and I just might stay
(Down by the bay, where the watermelons grow
Oh I just want to know is there anything that I can do or say
To help us fall in love?)

‘Cause you’ll find peace at the edge of the bay
And the city would just get in your way
Watch the waves roll for miles and miles
And do my best to make this Dolphin Boy smile

Live off seafood and the salt from the shelf
I won’t keep my recipes to myself
We can work the day shift at the fishermen’s dock
And spend our nights in this cavern of the rock

‘Cause there is love at the edge of the bay
And the city would just get in our way
Watch the waves roll for miles and miles
And do my best to make this Dolphin Boy smile

Hey Dolphin Boy, what you doing over there?
Get your booty right to me, but you better beware
I’m a freak in the sheets and I want to get down
Underneath the coral caves where we’ll never be found
It’d be a party all the time with you and me entwined
In a graceful embrace, we’ll get along just fine
As husband and boy, you’ll be my Helen of Troy
My heart is my Achilles; Cupid’s arrow’s been deployed

HEY DOLPHIN BOY, I'M YOUR DOLPHIN MAN