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released December 3, 2013

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Track Name: Steam Powered Giraffe
Spine:

Composed of wires

and forged in fires
Hatchworth:

Our heads bolted on

and geared for a song
Rabbit:

The spotlight shines,

gleams in your eyes
Spine:

All the programing is done (oh yes)

Start-up commands are run (oh they run)
Hatchworth:

All meters are in the green (all right)

aligning our power core beams (oh aligning)
Rabbit:

What we need is something steam powered
Hatchworth:

What we all need is something steam powered
Spine:

What we all need is a steam powered giraffe
Steam Powered Gee-raffe

All systems are go

Steam Powered Gee-raffe

We are in control
Steam Powered, Steam Powered

Steam Powered, Steam Powered

Steam Powered, Ste-heam Powered

Steam Powered, Ste-heam Powered
Steam Powered Gee-raffe
We're ready to start

the show

show

show

show
Track Name: Mecto Amore
If you found your maker’s bag of bones

and learned the secrets of your smart phones,

would you cast them out and immolate,
or devour your laptop and assimilate?

Umbilical extension cords in the offspring birth

trumpets the progress omen of our future mirth
The chimera machinations create tech manticores,

ushering in a new age of the Mecto Amore

Mecto Amore, Mecto Amore
Mecto Amore, Mecto Amore

Spine:

Well guess who's back in town techno-tinkers

It's a me, the next new thing

Well they sent us away for upgrades

And we return with a fresh coat of paint

Hatchworth:

The wicked wrench was protocol

For misbehaving par-ti-cals

They flushed the spiders and bats out

So I should run just fih-hi-hine

R: (Lets go)

H: System Ready

S: (Lets go)

R: Power Steady

H: Boilers Burn

S: Gears are t-t-t-t-turn

Rabbit:

I can feel it when you say you love me

Ooo, you give me Mecto Amore

And the circuitry between you and me,
it starts with the Mecto Amore
Woah!

(Chorus)
Mech-Mech-Mech-Mecto Amore Amore Mecto Amore, Amore

Mech-Mech-Mech-Mecto Amore Amore

Mecto Amore, Amore

R: People just keep throwing manuals

They say our thoughts are all mechanical

But could it be what they perceive
are not flaws in our wiring?

All: It took a spurious coagulant

To know that virtual dreams aren't relevant

It's like baking an illogical pie

The time has come to forti-fih-hi-hi

R: (Lets go)

H: System Ready

S: (Lets go)

R: Power Steady

H: Boilers Burn

S: Gears are t-t-t-t-turn

R: I can feel it

when you say you love me

Ooo, you give me Mecto Amore

And the circuitry

between you and me,
it starts with the Mecto Amore

Oh!

(Chorus)

R: Mecto Amore(what is this feeling)

Mecto Amore (Please explain what it is)

This projection of alienation obsession

Conviction, confession?

Now that is the question

R: I can feel it
when you say you love me
Ooo, you give me Mecto Amore

And the chrysalis of a symbiotic change

starts the Mecto Amore

Woah!

(Chorus x2)
Track Name: Hatch Fever
Rabbit:

There’s a knock
Spine:

Open the door
R+S: A human sized package
S: Rip through tape
R: like butter
S: and cardboard
R+S: like toast
R: No time for instructions
S: the fire’s diein’
R: Two birds
R+S: one stone
S: Fill the tank with water
R: Turn the ignition
R+S: and Hatchy Boy you’re ready to go

Hatchworth: Far
(Catch Hatch Fever!)
Far
(Catch Hatch Fever!)

There’s a hole

in your floor

we’ve got to

patch it up

Give it a cover,

a latch,

a hinge,

and a turn wheel
Well now you’re talking Hatch Fever-oh!

What’s the worth o’living
S: if you can’t make a living

R: not living but
All: faux living

H: Is there a difference?
A fever’s a fever
Come on everybody prepare to get catchy

La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Catch Hatch Fever!
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Catch Hatch Fever!

Open your heart to me

Come on everybody open up that chest cavity

S: Yeeeoh- Hatchworth that sounds a little morbid
R: Kids! D-D-D-Don’t try this at home!

H: If you took that last bit of advice

you gotta get to the emergency room

Please don’t act out these lyrics

We don’t want you to leave so soon

S: Follow instructions

R: And don’t hurt birds

H: And generally pair your nouns with verbs
S: Study real hard
R: Eat your vitamin soup
H: When all of that’s finished prepare to catch

Hatch disease
(Laaaaaaaaaa, that sounds bad)
It’s not a real disease
But if it were on another world then
(Aaaaaaaahhh)
All: We’re sorry
H: We wouldn’t wish it on anybody

S: Unless it makes you stronger
R: and live longer
H: Well then that’s just a good thing wouldn’t you agree?

But for now they’re just words and a good time
Come on everybody get down with the robots!

There’s not much left to tell which hasn’t already been stated
Consider yourself ninety-nine point nine percent Hatchworth acclimated
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Catch Hatch Fever!
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
That should about do it.
Track Name: A Way into Your Heart
There was so much to discover

before your very eyes

Oh our cold hard exteriors- well they did shine
And then when you went through a change of heart

oh your smile well it did beam

When you saw that giant giraffe powered by steam
Your gaze was cold when you first looked our way

we made you smile with the songs we sang

We found a way into your heart

We found a way into your heart

We found a way-ay-ay, into your heart

Lately your love of life has been fading

(and we can’t see you that way)

We'll try to get you back up on your feet

(just tap your toes to the beat)

It'll be alright, it'll be alright

You're not in this alone

Just keep on trying, keep on trying

you can take my hand in your own
We'll be there for you

when you cry or smile

I guess we found a way to your heart, oh yeah

Oh we found a way to your heart, whoa-oh

Yeah we found a way to your

Heart
There was a rift between you and me

but happiness was a choice, you see

We found a way into your heart

We found a way into your heart

We found a way-ay-ay, into your heart

Disappearin’ ain't the way to make things right, don't be terrified

Hot molten metal will make a day out of this night, it's a burning sight
It’s never as simple as it seems

and they will never know

Rabbit:

I found a way into your heart

Hatchworth:

I found a way into your heart

All:

I found a way into your
a way into your
a way into your heart
Track Name: Ghost Grinder
What ever happened

To the life we held so dear

We miss you most

When the thoughts can't disappear

Rest in Peace

Please find your way

Hear me crying

through the embers of the day

Come to me

And Da - ance
Come on and dance

Oh, I get a little fright

I get a little inspired

I give a little Hee-hee-hee

Oh, lets have a little fun

Before the setting sun

Lets give a little Hee-hee-hee

(Chorus)

Come on and da - ance

and save my soul

Go on and move those bones

as you used to know

The air is sweeter

with you floating near

Come on and dance with me

To the grinding gears
Come all, the ghost grinder is here

Rabbit:

Open your coffin a crack and

Listen up all you there specters

Hear the cry of the Grinder Lector

Join our dance and shake it loose

Cut a rug and swing the noose


Hatchworth:

Memories of the falling rain

Sun and heat they don't feel the same

Mem'rees they do scar and haun' you
Testify and claim its true

Spine:
But we've got no bones
No pulse of our own
But we tear up the floor

Lets show 'em what’s in store!


Rabbit:

Oh, I get a little fright

I get a little inspired

I get a little Hee-hee-hee

Oh, lets have a little fun

Before the setting sun

Lets give a little Hee-hee-hee

(Chorus)
Rest in Peace

Please find your way

Hear me crying

through the embers of the day

Come to me

And dance the night away

Come on and Da - ance

Come on and dance.

Yeah, I get a little fright

I get a little inspired

I get a little Hee-hee-hee

Oh, lets have a little fun

Before the setting sun

Lets give a little Hee-hee-hee

Grab your candy skull and


(Chorus)
Track Name: Please Explain
Hatchworth:

Gather round

sit on down

forget your worries

what’s lost is found

Purge the data

break through strata

dust off your CPU

put it to a new use

Rabbit:

Been trying to get this one out

for a good long while

the centuries turn to the past

still I lay beguiled
Involuntary remarks
for an old quandary a new
Left in the dark
what’s an old robot to do

Please explain
What to do with this wild goose
if there’s nothing to chase (please explain, oh-oh-oh)
What to do if the screw turns loose

and there’s nothing to gain please explain it to me

Hatchworth:
If your moustache makes a sandwich
serve it on a platter

to lovely nouns they need a verb

the panda climbs the ladder

if my mouth was made for mimicry

what’s a bronze robot to chew

Gum in my gears

and bat meat in my fancy shoes

Please explain

What to do with the panda on the roof

Guess it makes for good imagery (please explain, oh-oh-oh)
What to do with the bat meat in my fancy shoes (woah-oh-oh)
I could sell it to the panda. Please explain it to me

Spine:
I do not need uranium

or your fossil fuels
Friction from curiosity

powers my hydro-tubes
Answers stem more questions

and grow my algorithms anew
H: They do?
S: Yes they do
If there’s no concepts to grasp

what would I, robot, do


Please explain
What to do if the point is moot
What’s a moot anyway (I don’t know)

H: Is it the meat in my fancy shoes?
R: Or the name of this wild goose?


S: Guess we need some good-old-fashioned explaining

All: Please explain it to me
Track Name: She Said Maybe
Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh
Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh

Well I've been seeing her five days out of the week

(Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh)

she didn't know me or see me or hear me speak

(Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh)

I couldn't get up the courage to ask her out

(Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh)

until today when I conquered all my doubts

(Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh)

I asked her out for a cup of tea

and this is what she said to me
She said, "Maybe, I don't know

I kind of like to take things slow.

It doesn't mean yes, but it doesn't mean no,

just maybe, we'll see how it goes."

Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh
Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh

I've seen her walk and her feet barely touch the ground

(Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh)

she's such an angel with her wings she hovers around

(Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh)

I couldn't bring myself to ask her out on a date

(Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh)

until today when I did before it was too late

(Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh)

I asked her out for a cup of tea

and this is what she said to me

She said, "Maybe, I don't know

I kind of like to take things slow.

It doesn't mean yes, but it doesn't mean no,

just maybe, we'll see how it goes."
Oh, I could be the one she wants

and be the man of her dreams
Oh, I could be the only kiss

that she will ever need
I could be

Yes I could be, maybe
Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh
Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh

She said, "Maybe, oh yeah

She kind of like to take things slow.

That doesn't mean yes, but it doesn't mean no,

just maybe, we'll see how it goes."
Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh
Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh- buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-buh
Track Name: Go Spine Go
Hatchworth:

Every heart needs a beat

Every song could use a verse

If you wanna stand up, then your skeleton, is gonna need a

SPINE
Oooo, ooo-ooo-ooo

H: he's charming
(The Spine: Well hello there!)

H: Debonair
(S: And pleased to meet you)

H: Daring and dashing and just when you need him he's there
(S: If transportation permits)

H: He's got your back
(S: Well, sure)

H: when you pick fights with bears
(S: Uuh, I would not advise that)

H: he'll punch a ferocious beast,
(S: No)

H: that's how much he cares
(S: I-I don’t care that much)

Cause he's the SPINE
Oooo, ooo-ooo-ooo

Go Spine go, put on a show, do what you do best

Go Spine go, put on a show, you always know best

Rabbit: Need help with diction?
(S: Indefatigable)

R: or home repairs
(S: Try the plunger first)

R: Sewing or weaving, he'll do your taxes on a double dare
(S: and quadruple your returns)

R: Suffering from diarrhea?
(S: Hydration is key)

R: Well he's been there!
(S: No Rabbit, robots cannot get diarrhea)

R: About three times a day
(S: That’s not true folks)

R: he sympathizes with your affair
(S: It’s impossible for me to have diarrhea!)

He’s got

DIARRHEA

Oooo, ooo-ooo-ooo

Go spine go, hold that flow, wait ‘till after the show

Go spine go, not on the floor, this is not our home

H: He doesn't have diarrhea
(S: Thank you Hatchworth)

H: but he is a super spy
(S: Uh, now hold on a second, heh)

H: He's got some pretty cool gadgets
(S: Well that is true)

H: to topple governments and the like
(S: Oh boy)

R: He's not really a spy
(S: I appreciate that Rabbit)

R: but he does love him some pie

(S: Rabbit, robots cannot eat)

R: He eats so much pie
(S: I-I give up)

R: have diarrhea the whole live long night

S: No I won’t
H + R: Yes you will (yes you will, yes you will)
S: No I won’t
R: If you don’t right now
H + R: then you will

S: I said that I won’t
R: I’m fairly certain you
H + R: will
S: No I won’t!

R: ‘Cause he’s the
SPINE
Oooo, ooo-ooo-ooo

H: ‘Cause he’s the
SPINE
Oooo, ooo-ooo-ooo

Go spine go, put on a show, do what you do best

Go spine go, put on a show, you always know best

Go spine go, put on a show, bring-a-back-up-pair-of-slacks

Go spine go, not during the show, that would be really gross
Track Name: Roller Skate King
Who moves 'cross the floor in two seconds galore (Rollerskate!)

Who glides on his feet to that new disco beat (Rollerskate!)

I don't have to tell you twice, he's one really (Cool guy!)

That's right! Now line right up, on your skates and everyone follow the
Rollerskate King

He's got those fancy roller shoes

Rollerskate King

He'll show us just what to do

RollahRollah RollahRollahRollah Rollerskate King

RollahRollah RollahRollahRollah Rollerskate King

Born to a pair of two outta this world roller gurus

Started to skate around before he could walk before he could talk

Now I’m just telling the story as it's meant to be told

Its all true and was chiseled down in gold


Rollerskate King

He's got those fancy roller shoes

Rollerskate King

He'll show us just what to do now

RollahRollah RollahRollahRollah Rollerskate King

RollahRollah RollahRollahRollah Rollerskate King

Cut to a pair of two handmade blue roller shoes

Crafted in his hands while he skated ‘cross the land

He brought the good times wherever his skates could spin

and he brought enough skates for everyone to join in

Rollerskate King

He's got those fancy roller shoes

Rollerskate King

He'll show us just what to do

RollahRollah RollahRollahRollah Rollerskate King

RollahRollah RollahRollahRollah Rollerskate King


Cosmic rainbows trailed from his skates (Just keep on rolling)

Stardust disco beats shot into space (Just keep on rolling)


Rollerskate King knight me if you can (Just keep on rolling)

‘Cause I wanna roll with you across the land


Keep on rolling, keep on rolling around

I'll keep on rolling, yes, keep on rolling a-

I'll keep on rolling, keep on rolling a-
I'll keep on rolling, keep on rolling around


Rollerskate King

He's got those fancy roller shoes

Rollerskate King

He'll show us just what to do

RollahRollah RollahRollahRollah Rollerskate King

RollahRollah RollahRollahRollah Rollerskate King


Rollerskate King

Rollerskate King
Rollerskate King
Rollerskate King

He's got those fancy roller shoes
Track Name: I'll Rust With You
I’m sittin' there by the girl with the golden hair

Ruby lips poppin' gum, an electric stare

Dashboard lights glowing red and the moonlight catching on her pretty head

Black leather, lace, belt buckle grease

In my White Cadillac, may it rust in peace

On a yellow dying lawn, while the radio plays a crackling song

I'll rust with you

I'll rust with every one of you

Nostalgic nights

Have got me feelin' its all

gone (gone, gone) to rust

It's all gone (gone, gone) to rust

Swing skirt, fishnets and a broken dream

Blue petrol flame makes the jukebox scream

The cool cats all are crying, 'cause the records are all burnt and dieing
Leopard high tops lift into the sky

Fingerless gloved hands pulling me to fly

In the winter cold she kisses, and vanishes despite my wishes.

I'll rust with you

I'll rust with every one of you

Nostalgic nights

Have got me feelin' its all

gone (gone, gone) to rust

It's all gone (gone, gone) to rust

Baby don't keep me waiting

On this memory

The years and tears have gone and turned you

into ash you see

It's all gone

To Rust
The malt shop's a derelict skelly'ton

The disco's dead and the hop is done

The raves are flickering out, and your future flings follow en route

Lets drive the Cadillac into the sea

Its got transmission in my memory

Reminiscing in retrograde will fuel our pointless escapade

I'll rust with you

I'll rust with every one of you

Nostalgic nights

Have got me feelin' its all

gone (gone, gone) to rust

It's all gone (gone, gone) to rust


It’s all gone

It’s all gone

Gone to ru-ah-uh-ah-uhst
Gone to ru-ah-uh-ah-uhst
Gone to...
Track Name: Wired Wrong
My brain is wired all wrong

And they'll agree because it's easier to say I’m gone

It's time to face the truth in a song

I've always told myself that it was never true

was never true

never ever ever true

it can't be true

it can't be true

it must not be true

Someday I might tire

Having walked through these fires

because I am wired wrong
Maybe someday I'll be

In a place where I can see

that I’m not wired wrong

My brain is all wired wrong

but that's how its been all along

My brain is all wired wrong

but that's how its been all along
Sometimes I think that I am the only oneWho's been built poor in the way that he runs

But how can that be? Am I really that flawed

I am not the only one

and it'll never be true

never be true

never ever ever be true

it can't be true

it can't be true

it must not be true

Maybe someday we’ll tire

Having walked through these fires

because we are wired wrong
Maybe someday we'll be

In a place where we can see

that we're not wired wrong
Our brains are all wired wrong

but that's how its been all along
Our brains are all wired wrong

but that's how its been all along

We are wired wrong

We are wired wrong
We are wired wrong

We are wired wrong
We are wired wrong

We are wired wrong
We are wired wrong

Our brains are all wired wrong
But that’s how we’ve been all along
Wired wrong
Track Name: Fancy Shoes
There's a thundercloud behind those eyes

A storms a’brewin, in your mind-thoughts

A static electric discharge will emanate from your swollen heart

Well, the doctor prescribes

Rubber souls

You can teach a robot, how to dance

You can't teach a pair of shorts, how to pants

Stand between two mirrors, and look into the distance

You'll see you times infinite, still you're only human

It's a suit and tie affair and you're only wearing shoes

Although they're pretty slick, no one will let you through

Well, it doesn't matter those fancy shoes, it's all about the words you choose

It doesn't matter those fancy shoes, it's all about the friends you’ll lose

It doesn't matter those fancy shoes, so why would, why would you?
I can see where there may be some confusion, I was once just like you

Let me tell you a story to clarify the matter, once upon a time a mouse put on some shoes
Hey friend, where'd you get those fancy shoes,

Are you wearing them, or are they wearing you

I've seen you walking down the boulevard,

You must've come pretty far, you make it look real hard

Those shoes, sparkle gold and blue, always seem brand new,

Must've set you back a few

Oh my, fancy shoes distract me, I’m in the path of a bus in the

Middle of a busy street
You can fix a robot, buff out the dents

Strap him into a pair of fancy shoes and, flip the switch to commence

But when all's said and done, are the shoes built for fun?

Or to protect from broken glass or toe biters in tall grass?

When everyones in red, you wear blue

It's just like you to ignore simple truths
Well, it doesn't matter those fancy shoes, it's all about the words you choose

It doesn't matter those fancy shoes, it's all about the friends you’ll lose

It doesn't matter those fancy shoes, it's all about the toes you'll lose

It doesn't matter those fancy shoes, so why would, why would you?
Track Name: Steam Powered Giraffe (Reprise)
ウォルター大佐は賢明で 
機会を手で造って
キリンを金属で大佐が造って
ロボットの操縦で大地踊らせた
キリンは上がり
故国へと連れ去り
子供達たちは喜び
ドロップを舐めて
スチーム・パワード・ジラフ
発射準備よし
スチーム・パワード・ジラフ
宇宙を目指そう
汽力 汽力
汽力 汽力
汽力 汽力
汽力 汽力
キリンは上がり
故国へと連れ去り
子供達たちは喜び
ドロップを舐めて
最高アルチメイト力を持ち
戦いに行こう
Track Name: Turn Back the Clock
I see a smile

It's bright

as a dawn's

break of light

Is it meant for me?

This time

Can I keep it close

to warm me forever
Time can make the world strange

Folks you knew don't seem the same

Time don't care

It beats you there

And takes it all from you

Don't you think

Even a blink

Is safe from all you knew

I see the girl here

And she's smilin'

Missing two front teeth

Age is three plus three

Well she's a'laughin'

Her hair is golden

Her toes a tappin'

To the robot band
I still see her now

Smiling

Her hair done up in bows

Her brown eyes twinkling

She hummed a little song

For me
From a music box

Given by Mommy

Turn back the clock

Turn back the clock

Turn back the clock

For my love song

The autumns roll by

a young lady

takes the child's place

Pig tailed freckled face
And she's a workin'

On a'growin'

While the world does change

Her smile stays the same

There is a woman

with a man

her hair is dyed black

But that smile it still came back
After the curtain

She leaves a little box

A tiny dancer spins

Music plays from within


Turn back the clock

Turn back the clock

Turn back the clock
For my love song


A little girl sits

And she's laughin’
She looks just like her

With her golden curls

The smile's there

It's not the same smile

Where'd my girl run to

Will she be back soon?
I see her now

Smiling

Come on back

To me
Hum her little song

Where did she go?

Where did she go?

Where did she go?
Don't leave, Don't leave

Turn back the clock

Turn back the clock

Turn back the clock
Turn back the clock

Turn back the clock

Turn back the clock
For my love song
Track Name: Bleak Horizon
Well, you see
it looks like we’re done here
Shall we move up and on,
into the Stratosphere
Hey now,
no need to be frightened,
‘cause as long as we’re together,
there’s nothing to fear

I don’t believe in a bleak horizon, I won’t concede to all of that

what we need now is something different, what we all need is a... steam powered giraffe