The Perfect Day

by Lou Leaves the Room

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This album was completely written and recorded in the month of February 2012. The album was done as part of the RPM Challenge. We collaborated by emailing song ideas back and forth until we had ten rough cuts. There are songs about childhood, work, family, and just about everything else. Over the course of 29 days, 10 songs came into existence.

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released 17 April 2012

Gabe Martin
Scott Ferguson

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Track Name: Perfect Day
Remember when we rode the three wheeler down to the pond
You fished for bass and I fished for squirrels
We both laughed and laughed and laughed
Then your mom made us a snack

Remember when we swam in the cow pond with the squishy bottom
And we chased them with our light saber until your mom caught us
We both laughed and laughed and laughed
Then we went in for a nap

Remember when I got the little red bike over at Daniel's house
And I rode down the hill for the very first time without falling
We both laughed and laughed and laughed
Then mom made us a snack
Track Name: Doo Wop (I'll Cry When You Go)
I knew that I loved you the first time that I saw you
I knew that I had to hold you even though you seem to hate me sometimes

And I'd cry and I'd cry
If you were to go

I stood there watching you sleep quietly quietly breathing
I know I'm not your favorite all the time I'm willing to wait my turn in line

And I'd cry and I'd cry
If you were to go

Now while you're younger and I'm younger too I love spending all this time with you
As we both get older I hope we both can grow closer
Track Name: Don't Tell Your Secrets
We march in single file following hidden threads
With hidden strings running to our heads
Just like ants who follow chemicals from their tails
With a single queen who knows everything

Don't tell your secrets
Don't tell your secrets
Don't tell your secrets on a megaphone

We're connected with lasers and electricity
And wires carry light from sea to shining sea
Lightning bugs dance in patterns in their jar
Pushing messages through the air from near to afar

Don't tell your secrets
Don't tell your secrets
Don't tell your secrets on a megaphone

We see the light from the stars in the chair where we sit
We read the messages so we never need to visit
Fireflies caught in jars for all to see
But not to touch or hold like once in an old story

Don't tell your secrets
Don't tell your secrets
Don't tell your secrets on a megaphone
Track Name: Edith's Song
Edith was chronically in love while her sisters tripped and skipped over their suitors
Edith pined and longed for someone to walk with

Why isn't there anyone ever left for me
Why am I left alone always a little to late to the party

She fell for an older man they spent their days roaming churches and the countryside
But her older sister scared him away

Why isn't there anyone ever left for me
Why am I left alone always a little to late to the party

By chance she met a farmer tilling the land shared his meat, cheese and wine
But the farmer's wife stopped the romance

Why isn't there anyone ever left for me
Why am I left alone always a little to late to the party
Track Name: Tam Lin
Had I known but yesterday what I know today
I'd have taken out your two gray eyes and put in eyes of clay
Had I known but yesterday you'd be no more my own
I'd have taken out your heart of flesh and put in one of stone

I forbid you maidens all that wear gold in your hair
To travel to Carter Town where young Tam Lin is there
Janet tied her kirtle green a bit above her knee
And she's gone down to Carter Town as fast as go can she
She'd not pulled a double rose, a rose but only two
When up there came young Tam Lin, says "Lady, what of you?"

Had I known but yesterday what I know today
I'd have taken out your two gray eyes and put in eyes of clay
Had I known but yesterday you'd be no more my own
I'd have taken out your heart of flesh and put in one of stone

"Oh, tell me, Tam Lin," she said, "why come you here to dwell?"
"The Queen of the Fairies caught me when from my horse I fell.
And at the end of seven years she pays a tithe to Hell.
I so fair and full of flesh and feared it be myself
But tonight is Halloween and the fairy folk must ride.
Those that would their true love win at Miles Cross they must bide."

Had I known but yesterday what I know today
I'd have taken out your two gray eyes and put in eyes of clay
Had I known but yesterday you'd be no more my own
I'd have taken out your heart of flesh and put in one of stone

"First let past the horses black and then let past the brown
Quickly run to the white steed and pull the rider down
For I'll ride on the white steed, the nearest to the town
For I was an earthly knight, they gave me that renown
Oh, they will turn me in your arms to a newt or a snake
But hold me tight and fear me not, for your baby's sake
And they will turn me in your arms into a lion bold
But hold me tight and fear me not so your child can grow old
And they will turn me in your arms into a naked knight
But cloak me in your mantle and keep me out of sight."

Had I known but yesterday what I know today
I'd have taken out your two gray eyes and put in eyes of clay
Had I known but yesterday you'd be no more my own
I'd have taken out your heart of flesh and put in one of stone

In the middle of the night she heard the bridle ring
She heeded what he did say and young Tam Lin did win
Then up spoke the Fairy Queen, an angry Queen was she
Woe betide her ill-fared face, an ill death may she see
"Oh, had I known, Tam Lin," she said, "what this night I did see
I'd have looked him in the eyes and turned him to a tree."

Had I known but yesterday what I know today
I'd have taken out your two gray eyes and put in eyes of clay
Had I known but yesterday you'd be no more my own
I'd have taken out your heart of flesh and put in one of stone
Track Name: The Sameness
I’ve had it with the sameness
The copy & pasted lameness
They must think we’re all brainless
Living in total plainness

Since when did the American Dream
Get to be one giant machine
It’s turning quite obscene
Like robots in sweaters and jeans
Companies tell us what to buy
The when and the where and the why
We’re pawns in a business game
Where everybody is the same

Had it with the sameness
Chicken fried apple pied lameness
National advertized gameness
Take these pills and you’re painless
Got you numb to the shameless
TV ad whole grainness
Puppies and kittens for the tameness
Get your 15 minutes of fame-ness

Form north to the south to the west
We all agree what’s best
Because we all think alike nowadays
Thanks to centralized thinking and ways
We only need one master plan
Devised by the corporate man
It’s better for the bottom line
If we all just get in line and get down with the sameness


Solo







So come on now my good friends
Stop chasing the same dead ends
Think for yourself for a change
Paint your car in crazy flames
Grow your hair change what you wear
Just laugh when people stare
Turn off the tube for a while
You might find it makes you smile (to be free of the)

Sameness
The copy & pasted lameness
They must think we’re all brainless
Living in total plainness
Had it with the sameness
Chicken fried apple pied lameness
National advertized gameness
Take these pills and you’re painless

Chicken fried apple pied eggs you fried momma said
Go to bed hold your head did you catch what I said
Clip your toes blow your nose hold the hose strike a pose
Track Name: The Books Were Filled With Lies
The polar bears were dying so we saved all the ice
Then an army of bears came to devour us twice
All the trees rejoiced when we dismantled all our saws
But our books fell apart and our houses are all gone

And all we had were books
And the books were filled with lies
And lies became the truth
Right before our very eyes
And the truth that we forgot
We burned up all the words
That left us with the lies
So the truth was never heard

But we wanted to have cool hair and burned a hole in the air
The sun cooked our skin; it was worse than the bears
We saved all the dolphins from the tuna man
Then they hooked all their boats and dragged them to the sand

And all we had were books
And the books were filled with lies
And lies became the truth
Right before our very eyes
And the truth that we forgot
We burned up all the words
That left us with the lies
So the truth was never heard
Track Name: We Can Dream
If you dream of elephants
I will dream of clowns
We can lie bed together
Until the circus comes to town

If you dream of motorcycles
I will dream of cars
We will race around the track together
Under moon and under stars

We can dream

If you dream of jellyfish
I will dream of whales
We will wake together remembering
Aqua sea foam tales

If you dream of satellites
I will dream of stars
We can float along the milky way
And stop by Saturn's bars

We can dream
Track Name: Blackshear
Football brings marching bands and a big parade down main street
And the girl queen watches everything from the to of a t-top camaro

Darling we're home

Then it's halloween at a haunted house and the ghosts we know chase us through the halls
And the lights come on and we hug it out with the same ghosts that scared us a second ago

Darling we're home

Talent show full of dancing girls while proud parents watch from lawn chairs
All this happens in the shadow o the downtown old train depot

Darling we're home
Track Name: Family
He drove a dodge or plymouth all of his life
He built a cabin in the mountains for his family and his wife
He always told the same stories then fell asleep on the couch
He loved his wife named more than life itself

He knows what life means
He sees patterns in everything

She always makes the best food full of love
May not be good for the body but its good for the soul
She had a great big family she adored
Who wouldn't know what life was like without her

She knows what life means
She sees patterns in everything

She had four children who meant everything
She loved her grandkids like treasures
She made them airplanes from candy canes
But she had to go to sleep and miss everything

She knows what life means
She sees patterns in everything