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Like a Bird: An Alex Schaaf Anthology (2010-2021) coming out on March 26th.  

The Mistress Deluxe Edition out now, get the vinyl here



THE SERIOUS KIDS EP


release date: August 1, 2010
as: Yellow Ostrich
on: self-released
format: digital




SONGS


He-Horses and She-Horses
Young Love
Seven Umbrellas
They’re All Joining Hands
We Are Kids
Storm

LYRICS


He-Horses and She-Horses

He-horses and she-horses they go to school
He-horses and she-horses they think they’re cool,
but they’re not
they’re just playing you
He-horses and she-horses they go to town
He-horses and she-horses they get around
and you don’t
you’re just playing the fool

What are they always doing in that room
what are they always doing in that room
I’ll never know
I’ll never know it, no

I’ve heard whispers when I’m at school
I’ve heard whispers and giggles too
but I know
that they don’t know it too

What is the secret the he-horses are hiding?
What is the thing the she-horses are providing
I don’t get it
No, I don’t get it

Teach me, teacher
teach me a story of the he-horses
and the way they found their glory today
i say, tell me today

Young Love

Young love hurts, young love hurts a lot

Seven Umbrellas

I want seven umbrellas
so when it rains I’ll be dry

A good man is a dry man
That’s what my father says
and I believe him
because I have to

But it is raining harder and harder
It is raining harder and harder
I do really wanna be a good man
if that’s what my father is

so
I want seven umbrellas
so when it rains I’ll be dry

They’re All Joining Hands

Mike and John are on the streets
Susan’s waiting at the park
They’ve agreed that they must meet
and it must be after dark
cause they don’t know
no their parents don’t know

Tim and Jim are in the bin
covered with a piece of wood
They’ve been told that it’s a sin
but then why does it feel so good
they just don’t know
no their parents don’t know

The kids are going crazy
The kids with their bands
The kids are going crazy
and they’re all joining hands
and they sing just like this
and we all sing along
cause if we listened a bit more closely
we might hear something wrong

We are the kids 
we are the kids
we are the kids that are taking this
we are the kids
we are the kids
we are the kids that are making you pay
you silly fools
you silly fools with your grown-up rules

Margaret’s in the grocery store
wondering what her life is for
looking at the cereals
which of these is real
she doesn’t quite know
no she doesn’t quite know

They meet up at the library
boots of four and boots of three
Haven’t quite decided what they want
but they want something better
yeah they want something better

We are the kids
we are the kids
we are the kids that are taking this
we are the kids
we are the kids
we are the kids that are making you pay
you silly fools
you silly fools with your grown-up rules

You’re bound to learn if we make you run

We Are Kids

We may not have any rights but we are
ready to fight
We may just be children
but we’ve got the might of men and their minds

We are kids
We are kids
and you won’t lend us a hand
so we are kids
we are kids
we are kids with a plan

All of our parents
they’ve got money but they’re not ones to share
They see our questions as unworthy
and our wants as unfair
And they will never say
the things that they feel
so now we have decided
it’s time for us to make our meals

Our purpose here may seem unclear
but we are ready to ride
We don’t need details when the heart
is finally ready to drive
We won’t be forgiven
cause our actions are just
and they are charged with treason
for holding us back from (fun)

cause we are kids
We are kids
and you won’t lend us a hand
so we are kids
we are kids
we are kids with a plan

Storm

Storm
you gave no notice
but you were here
you were here

Storm
just like an actress
you played your part
you played your part

Many storms they come and go
and we will never know
that we saw you
we saw you

They can leave without a trace
but you we can’t erase
cause we saw you
we saw you

You stayed as a lesson
The only one who ever has


CREDITS


Recorded in May 2010. an experiment in dance music.



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