Totally Human

by Dan Jones and The Squids

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released August 1, 2007

Dan Jones/guitar, vocals
Dave Snider/bass
Mike Last/drums
Patrick Hayden/guitar

engineered by Jason Robbins at Big Timbre (Eugene, Or.)
produced by Dan Jones and Jason Robbins
mastered by Kevin Nettlingham at Nettlingham Audio

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Dan Jones Kansas City, Missouri

After 20 + years in the Northwest, I moved back to Kansas City and formed SquidsKC with old friends Steve Tulipana, Alex Alexander, and Matt Ronan. SquidsKC play songs from all my solo and band projects, and we are at work on new material.

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Track Name: Space Nymphs
We were gonna have a band called the Space Nymphs
Now you're gone and I shined it one but I got my life
I'm taking time to give a call to my friends, some days
other days I lay around and I waste my time
and I waste my sound

all the girls who cried for you were dressed up too
and took your ashes down to the mermaid tavern
and I say all the dudes were dressed up too
and looked just like The Faces
lined up, spaced out, tastefully wasted

time flies and space nymphs
stole my clerical collar
time flies and space nymphs
will not let me wallow

is the afterworld a doo-wah ditty
is the afterworld a teenage city
is the afterworld a radio tower
is the afterworld working by the hour
Track Name: Being Difficult
Being difficult, being difficult
like a knob that won't turn
being difficult, being difficult
like a vine that won't wind
being difficult, being difficult
like a son of son
being difficult, being difficult
like a day with no night

recombine and grow
being difficult
fragment and revolt
being difficult

being difficult, being difficult
like a bucket of guts
being difficult, being difficult
and totally human
being difficult, being difficult
like a stair that won't climb
being difficult, being difficult
like a son of a son

recombine and grow
being difficult
fragment and revolt
being difficult

when we're being difficult
are we right or are we wrong
when we're being difficult
are we weak or are we strong
now I'm reading chinese books
and I'm trying to get along
Track Name: What If The Whole Wide World
In the alley way at the end of a bummed out day
in the city park, or the orchard dark
Track Name: Hot Pink UFO
In my mind I had been captured
by a hot pink ufo
I think we saw the rapture
but it went as fur as it could go

freaked out by hot gifts
wigged out by what ifs
just a space age boy adrift
it's so hard to get a lift

I felt like alice cooper
got caught in a dream
I lay there in a stupor
I think you know what I mean

freaked about by hot gifts
wigged out by what ifs
just a space age boy adrift
it's so hard to get a lift

I think I learned a couple things
but I'm not sure what it was
I think I learned a couple things
lonely is as lonely does

the main tank had been ruptured
liquid oxygen adrift
an evaporating fracture
makes it hard to get a grip

freaked out by hot gifts
wigged out by what ifs
just a space age boy adrift
it's so hard to get a lift

I think I learned a couple things
but I'm not sure what it was
I think I learned a couple things
lonely is as lonely does
Track Name: Big Pile A Gravel
Gargoyles and evergreen high above the summer streets
and the crow navigates by the light of the gladiola
and people are walking by on their way to the korean place
and firecrackers pop, and snakes crawl around in the ivy

I walk the dog by the creek
and we climb a big pile of gravel
now that you're gone
I still sing my songs
and walk down to the store
in my sandals
not sure what I'm set up to handle

Now it's time for you to appear
with your coffee and crossword and puzzle my dear
your bathrobe it hangs on a peg
by the hatch of the capsule
why does this fly buzz above my pillow at night
this bed's like a raft floating on a sea with no bottom

I walk the dog by the creek
and we climb a big pile of gravel
now that you're gone
I still sing my songs
and walk down to the store
in my sandals
not sure what I'm set up to handle

hey there radio
what you talking bout
hey they radio
what you talking bout
hey there radio
on a cobblestone
hey there radio
kids playing whiffleball
summer's so good
summer's so fine
gonna play a little song
for some friends of mine
hey there radio
what you talking bout
hey there radio
talking smoke bomb nights
talking Touch Force tights
talking kindhearted kicks
talking deep end flips
Track Name: Layaway Man
Ain't it a shame I never been your little one
ain't it a shame I never been your growed up gun
you know you got game walking that old dog in the rain
with christmas lights aglowin' and no real way of knowing
how to make a change

I can smell your perfume on the stairs again
do you really really really really want me
to be your layaway man

when we finally get that lifetime prize
knighthood, sainthood, both and at one time
I could meet ya on some sunswept island
and swim inside a mile of old red wine

layaway man, heck of an imagination
Track Name: Gremlins
Sometimes I feel just like a gremlin on the wing of our love
sometime I feel just like a gremlin on the wing of our love
Sent up from below to destroy what has been sent down from above

Sometimes I feel just like a piece of trash from outer space
Sometimes I feel just like a piece of trash from outer space
Losing heart, losing hope, losing trust, losing face

do you know the way
to peace and harmony
try to find it
in the day to day
do you know the way
to peace and harmony
try to find it
in the day to day

armor on
armor off
put it on
take it off
Track Name: The Finder
There goes the finder, he's been thrown away
just an old rewinder, walking down the alleyway
there goes the finder, here and there adored
half a day behind her, walking on the valley floor

and the left hand knows what the right is doing
when you're laying low and the stars keep moving
and the left hand knows what the right is doing
when you're laying low and the stars keep moving

there goes the finder, he's been thrown away
just an old daytimer, walking down the alleyway
a man needs a minder, a mother and a maid
why not admit it, why not take a holiday

and the left hand knows what the right is doing
when you're laying low and the stars keep moving
and the left hand knows what the right is doing
when you're laying low and the stars keep moving

everybody knows why the north wind blows
teach a lonely boy to follow his nose
everybody knows why the north wind blows
teach a lonely girl to follow her nose
everybody know, everybody knows
everybody knows why the north wind blows
Track Name: Late Bloomer
Late bloomer has a reason to live
you know that it's true
late bloomer has something to give
now he's giving it to you

sleep all night, work all day
what's the point of having a brain anyway
sleep all night, work all
go to bed with nothing to say

late bloomer got dropped on his head
you know that it's true
late bloomer is laying in bed
in a pair of brand new shoes

sleep all night, work all day
what's the point of having a brain anyway
sleep all night, work all day
go to bed with nothing to say

if you wake up and you're crying
it could be you are in bloom
if you wake up and you're crying
I'll watch out for you, you know that it's true
Track Name: The Rain and The Swell
the day's too long
all i wanna do is make up a song
and go downtown and play it
there's lonely girls
all over this part of the world
consoled by books and wine

the glow is low
offshore below
the morning light
makes the same mistake every night

there's drums and bass
echoing for days in deep space
oh bloodshot eyeballs ache
with hat and cane
the old man buys his booze in the rain
this spinning star can be so strange

the glow is low
offshore below
the morning light
makes the same mistake every night

squids--and bioluminescence
and treasure on the deck
of a slowly shifting wreck
squids--and phosphorescent vents
and treasure on the deck
of a slowly shifting wreck

the day's too long
all I want to do is make up a song
and go downtown and play it
the old hotel
leans into the rain and the swell
the band's pretty good
I hear tell
Track Name: Airport City
airport city taxi limousine
I used to wear a funny hat
I used to make the scene
angels at my table
and papers from the king
now I work at airport city taxi limousine

airport city taxi limousine
maybe if you're married
you should wear the ring
this life is too lonely for a temporary thing
now that I work at airport city taxi limousine

airport city taxi limousine
you're looking at me funny
like you don't know what I mean
if I told you more about
then you'd have to come with me
and take a ride with airport city taxi limousine

hey there lonely writer
with a manual machine
how come your family treats you
like you ain't no human being
incest, rage, and suicide
are very troubling things
if you need a lift call airport city taxi limousine

airport city taxi limousine
you're looking at me funny
like you don't know what I mean
if I told you more about it
then you'd have to come with me
and take a ride with airport city taxi limousine