Floating Fortress

by Noble Firs

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released June 7, 2014

Engineered and mixed by Michael Finn at Flora Recording
All songs and artwork by Noble Firs
Mastered by Sky Onion
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Track Name: Floating Fortress
A floating fortress, a home in the forest
A flatscreen TV and an army of darkness
A girlfriend who's pregnancy just goes away
Some college tuition you don't have to pay

These are the things in our lives that we will never have
We reach and we reach but we never will manage to grab

A chimpanzee friend, a suit to see Mars in
A future that's bright and not dystopian
A movie that sticks to the plot of the book
A war with an end that gives back what it took

These are the things in our lives that we will never have
We reach and we reach but we never will manage to grab
Track Name: Elephant Suit
It wasn't the first time that a monument I built had fell down
It won't be the last time but the aftershock is very real now
Yeah you were my sunshine but I never opened up my window
And now when I see you we never speak we only throw blows

Yeah I know your eyes and when you look at me it's plain to see
That lions and tigers couldn't tear your heart away from me
You silly girl, you should have known to stay away from me
I can't imagine anyone more worth murdering

You were just a mouse in a trap who never wanted to look back
And now I wear this elephant suit and occupy your empty room
Track Name: It and I
Where does it go? Where does it come from?
Where does it go once it's gone?
Where do I go? Where do I come from? Where do I go once I'm gone?

We run, we hide
We glow, we shine through.
Track Name: Arcane Books
Suddenly the jig is up, give me your hands I have the cuffs
I want to buy you a new home in Spain
So you can use your mouth without my name

So now if the sun lives in your cup
You can live like diamonds, live shook up
Like a wave that breaks on stony shore
Like a spell that's broken, hex no more

La da da

Oh my god it's all now use, you're mixing science facts with arcane books aren't you?
Track Name: The Good and the Getting
There's a field full of snow and it lets me know that I am all alone
There's a tree sittin' low thinkin' bout its branches and how low they bow

But we ain't got no time for thoughts like that
And those nineteen million mini heart attacks

There's a rat in a trap, thinkin' bout his mamma and that big house cat
And a wind from the west could reunite them but nature knows best

But we ain't got no time for thoughts like that
And those nineteen million mini heart attacks

Now you know where the good and the getting goes
I used to love you, thought you should know
You're not alone