The House Hippos [EP]

by The House Hippos

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released 16 December 2012

All songs written by The House Hippos

All songs recorded and mastered by Hive Studios

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The House Hippos Hamilton, Ontario

The House Hippos is composed of McMaster University and Mohawk College students who came together to form a rock band in June of 2011. Their first EP is set for release on December 28, 2012.

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Track Name: Leaving
Fighting so hard not to cry
Need somewhere to rest my head
I see the days go by and by
We're off the path that I have led

So you are
Leaving me by myself so alone
If you can
Send me a postcard I'll write right back

Every battle we have won
The spoils have gone to someone else
We brought our rifles brought our guns
The fact we live just kind of helps

So you are
Leaving me by myself so alone
If you can
Send me a postcard I'll write right back

Solo

Take my hand
Let's not leave what we have behind
We'll be fine
Realize that it's not all bad
Track Name: As Thick As Oil
Just found you out
Your lies can no longer protect you
Tell me about
The plan you had for us oh no
Slowly break our heart
Creepin' through our skin
It's not like we haven't done this

Thrashin' through water fightin' 'gainst air
Everthing's perfectly normal 'round here
Yearning for something breaking all fear
Taking the lessons we learned through the years

Can you hear the sound
Of the people screaming your name
Take a look around
So you know what they actually see
A leader who leads
A fighter who bleeds
It's not like we haven't done this

Thrashin' through water fightin' 'gainst air
Everything's perfectly normal 'round here
Yearning for something breaking all fear
Taking the lessons we learned through the years

We're breaking away from you
We're takin' all we had
We've broken your fortress
Taken the keep
And we will rise as your coporation weeps
We've taken the fortress
Grabbing a hold
And we will ride to the sunset that we always knew
Take it away
Take it away
Why can't you honestly just...
Track Name: Blue Skies
This dark cloud has covered itself on my life
And distorted the view
The rain's fallin' down and beginnin' to flood
This once cherished fool
It slips its way through my lungs and now
I start to fall
These words said will echo their way through time
But you won't heed my call

I think it's a real time now for a change
Before your lies
Make their way in the ears of the pure ones
And make them realize
The world isn't all smiles and rainbows and sometimes
You need those blue skies, those blue skies

The issue here is your failure to know
What's right and wrong
If only you could resist the temptation
But you're not that strong
Sometimes I think we're makin' progress
But that's just a lie
From now on for all of our inherent issues
We should look to the sky

I think it's a real time now for a change
Before your lies
Make their way in the ears of the pure ones
And make them realize
The world isn't all smiles and rainbows and sometimes
You need those blue skies, those blue skies
Track Name: Conformity
Come at me now it's alright
Why shy away from the fight
You know it's all about you and your petty reputation
Not just a simple little rule
Come on you know I'm your fool
Come on I'm just another tool
Need to fight this somehow
I no longer will bow
I won't immerse in the crowd keep my heart alight

Not everyone wants to be like you
Not everyone wants to kneel like this
We will be our own selves startin' now
The next thing you'll see will be my fist

I've found something that can stick
Inside your head so quick
My words will come haunt you with utter determination
You're just scared of comin' out
You're just scared of the sound
Of people not liking the real you
So come and join the true side
where we do what we like
Where we see the true light it'll be alright

Not everyone wants to be like you
Not everyone wants to kneel like this
We will be our own selves startin' now
The next thing you'll see will be my fist

Solo

Come rise up with me right now
Turn it off and scream out loud
I'm about to come and show you how
To be more than just a normal proud

Raise your fist straight in the air
This is the first step to being free
Run outside yellin' without a care
Come on and be just like me
Track Name: Tupac Is In My Living Room
Take my hand and break away
The web that has crossed your face
Open eyes so very wide
Now you know just who has lied
There are those who've disappeared
Some may say it's very weird
Those who spoke or gave a voice
To people without any choice
The news reels flash over again
Saying we brought our own end
The bombs fall upon our home
Now you are truly alone
What we did is sit and watch
As they took our lives to torch
What is this for what's the gain
Only for some liquid grain
Take my hand and break away
The web that has crossed your face

Take it back you know what I mean
I see the desperate hands out
What you lack is some sort of spine
You need to find your dreams now
Break away from the carnage
Before you fall into pieces
Less you know a way to be free
You need to break away so

We can find the glass that has impaired us
Find the secrets through our pure lust
Take down everyone that gets in our way
Their lies no longer have a say
So close to these secrets kept hidden
Now the words will come unbidden
Take it and begin to open up
This scroll that's like any holy cup
Wake up realize I've gone nowhere
There's no true way to get out of here
Cells line down the hallway to contain me
Once was blind now I can see

Take it back I know what I mean
I see the desperate hands out
What I lack is some sort of spine
I need to find my dreams now
I can see the open sore now
It's so close but I can't close it
Why have you forsaken me here
Take me out of this indescribable hell

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