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daniellittledev There's nothing else quite like the music in this album, a beautiful mix of musical genius. Favorite track: Mecto Amore.
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nazmazh Another solid turn from SPG, drifting a little bit from Steampunk into the Rockabilly stylings of Dieselpunk at times, which suits me just fine, because they do it so well too. Though it's easier for me to pick out a favourite from this album right away with "I'll Rust With You", (compared to the very close rankings on 2c Show) it doesn't mean that I don't also rank several others -incredibly- highly from this album. Favorite track: I'll Rust With You.
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prime8ofthequagaars This band is so much fun, their songs are dangerously catchy but in the best way possible. There's something very Beatlesque about them. It could be the insane harmonies, the catchy melodies, their quirky wit or all of the above. They're so diverse too, so many different genres, yet it all sounds uniquely like Steam Powered Giraffe. Favorite track: I'll Rust With You.
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Best band ever. Love you guys! Favorite track: Mecto Amore.
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Monkeyfish A longer than usual album, weaving a fun few stories, along with catchy, often happy music, that is always fun to sing along to Favorite track: Mecto Amore.
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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
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Mecto Amore 05:32
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)
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Hatch Fever 03:56
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.
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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Go Spine Go 05:43
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
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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
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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...
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Wired Wrong 05:16
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
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Fancy Shoes 04:27
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?
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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
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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
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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

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Steam Powered Giraffe is a musical project from San Diego, California. It was formed in 2008 by twin siblings David Michael Bennett and Isabella “Bunny” Bennett. Together, along with a cast and crew filled with theatrical backgrounds, the group takes on the guise of singing antique automatons and the fictional robotics company that made them. ... more

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