Serendipitous Lips & Hymnal Hips

by Stormy Laughter and The Wilder Worldwide

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released 14 February 2013

lo-fi recordings from home, NYC and DC, 2006-2008

music and lyrics by Storm Garner
ingenious piano arrangements by Jonathan Wood Vincent
many muses
album cover photo by Dusdin Condren, 2009

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Track Name: Origami
Origami
lyrics ©Storm Garner2006

it's darling to watch you
ungnarling the true
from the too-good-to-be...

though I'm charmless I'm
harmless: this veneer's water-soluble,
don't you see?

it's me in here,
no glue involved!
I'll fold 'round you neatly:
nothing to dissolve,
nothing to dissolve...

let's make origami:
it's a good skill to have:
you can say you learned it from me,
when it makes your other friends laugh,
when it makes your other friends laugh...

"ha ha ha ha haaa!..."
Track Name: Xanadu
Xanadu
lyrics ©Storm Garner 2006


if I could only learn how to
slyly surrogate
these mumbling mitigating mutilations...

if I could just discern among
dead yet unfurling blooms
between these treasure-churning spoons
the taste that, placed, would speak of
wiltless young impatiens...

if I could just assume
that all these bent-back, blackened moons
and all these sleepless, slackened grooms
would sooner meet their dire dooms
than tie my foot
to milder aspirations...

then I'd just sip my tepid tea
and happ'ly talk of
you and me

and we'd be
on our way
at a leisurely pace
today
to our permanent place to stay
in great grey xanadu

yes we'd be
on our way
at a leisurely pace
today
to our permanent place to stay
in great grey xanadu
xanadu
xanadu
xanadu
xanadu....
Track Name: The Serengeti (Radio Play Version)
The Serengeti (Radio Play Version)
lyrics ©StormGarner2006

Martha: Oh Alfred, it's really over this time, isn't it?
Alfred: Martha dearest, let's just go to the Serengeti!
Martha:

The Serengeti
is a long way off;
your friend the long-haired Yeti
might get pissed off
to hear you telling all these tales
and swelling all these sails--
don't sell me no rip-offs.

don't sell me no rip-offs!
don't sell me no rip-offs!
don't sell me no rip-offs!
don't sell me no don't sell me no don't sell me no don't sell me no
DON'T SELL ME NO RIP-OFFS!

if you tell me something new
I'll believe that too:
why yes, I've always wanted to go to
Timbuktu
go on and tell me one more tale
swell up my near-full-blown sail
one more time and
let's take off
let's take off
but please, but please, but please:
DON'T SELL ME NO RIP-OFFS!

don't sell me no rip-offs!
don't sell me no rip-offs!
don't sell me no rip-offs!
don't sell me no don't sell me no don't sell me no don't sell me no
DON'T SELL ME NO RIP-OFFS!

now there's nothing wrong with looking
for the Holy Grail
but no point in overcooking
dreams that have gone stale
so let's get on to booking
our flights
my left brain into your right
we'll keep one another
in sight this time
and won't derail...

it's not too late to bail
it's not too late to bail
it's not too late it's not too late it's not too late it's not too late
it's not too late to bail
but we won't fail!
we won't fail....

DO inoculate
DO NOT copulate
DO inoculate
DO NOT copulate

the Serengeti
is a long way off;
your friend the long-haired Yeti
might get pissed off
to hear you telling all these tales
and swelling all these sails--
don't sell me no rip-offs!

don't sell me no rip-offs!
don't sell me no rip-offs!
don't sell me no rip-offs!
don't sell me no don't sell me no don't sell me no don't sell me no
DON'T SELL ME NO RIP-OFFS!

Alfred: Come now, Martha.
(aside) She isn't necessarily making any sense, is she now...
Martha: Oh Alfred... Shut up!
Track Name: Groaning and Moaning
Groaning and Moaning
lyrics ©Storm Garner 2006

groaning and moaning
is not for today
yours grows in the morning
mine's not hot for a lay

groaning and moaning
is not for today
you're groaning and moaning
what are you saying?

groaning and moaning
is not for today
you'll be gone in the morning
please stay please stay
stay away!

I want growing and mowing
you want groaning and moaning
if we won't go our ways
no one wins, no one wins,
sin away!

groaning and moaning
won't light up the way
to the groaning and moaning
you want anyway

groaning and moaning
is not for today
I'll be gone in the morning
won't you have a nice,
have a nice, have a nice,
have a nice day!...
Track Name: Cows and Moons (Love Song #1)
Cows and Moons (Love Song #1)
lyrics ©Storm Garner 2006

I love your forks
I love your spoons
I love your cows
I love your moons

I love you so much,
(it's true! it's true!)
I have made myself
UGLY
for you!

I have made myself ugly for you
I have made myself ugly for you

from my residence
in the sediments
of wealth and stealth
I have made myself
UGLY
for you!

oh!

I love your forks
I love your spoons
I love your cows
I love your moons
I love you so much
(it's true! it's true!)
I have made myself
UGLY
for you!

(you also should know
that moonshadows grow
in threes when it's just
you and me.)
Track Name: Grayscales
Greyscales
lyrics ©Storm Garner2006

the last time I was kissed
I was thinking of marriage--
old age and children too--
but things fell through...

these days I won't insist,
or expect to find true love
inside your kiss, but
it's missed, you know,
it's missed--that much shows,
doesn't it?

I'd been travelling for a while,
'round the world in this body of mine
which is mostly just vehicular...
nothing to my name but a smile:
I gave my heart to the whole world but
not to anybody in particular...

then I met you...
and I knew,
and you did too:
that phase was through.

you say love's black or white;
I'm inclined to see it as grey,
speckled with black and/or white
depending on the day.

these days I won't insist
or expect to find true love
inside your kiss but
it's missed, you know,
it's missed--that much shows,
doesn't it?
Track Name: Tongue In Cheek
Tongue In Cheek
lyrics ©StormGarner2006

I've gotten back to feeling
I won't live very long
which is why
yes okay
I'll sing your damn song

tongue in cheek is safer
your soul tastes like a wafer
but even you
can yes sing
doop-dee-doo
and have it ring
slapstick, half-wit true

so

who am I to try
not to cry?

and who am I
to hope to hear
a more friendly
goodbye?

goodbye...