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Recorded at Top Story Studios in Oakland, CA by Brad Lincoln. Additional recording by Brad Lincoln, AJ McKinley, and Ben Einstein. Produced by AJ McKinley and Van Goat. Mixed by John Smart. Mastered by Piper Payne at Coast Mastering in Berkeley, CA. Cover photo courtesy of the National Park Service and Moulin Studios. Gnomes design by Cody Blocker. Photography by Derek Burle.

Van Goat is Aidan Ward, Ben Einstein, Derek Burle, Taylor Moxon.

All songs written by Van Goat. Copyright 2017.

 

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Drone

I'm speeding
Fifty miles
Faster than
I think I can
And it sees me
Violating
Watching
Waiting
Alligating

What do?
Droning
You see?
In infrared
There goes my head now

What do
You see
with your
What do you see with your drone?

Pulled over
I roll down my
Frosted window
And it beeps at me
Print citation
Can I even get no
Explanation?

What do?
Droning
You see?
In infrared
There goes your head now
What do
You see
With your
What do you see with your drone?

 

Vocals / Guitar: Aidan Ward
Piano / Toy Piano /
Vocals: Ben Einstein
Bass / Vocals: Derek Burle
Drums: Taylor Moxon


The Beach

Clarinet / Guitar: Aidan Ward
Organ / Vocals: Ben Einstein
Bass / Vocals: Derek Burle
Drums: Taylor Moxon

So

I got this little infection
Didn't put me to bed
I'm bout to bust and I need ya
To get me up when I'm dead yeah

She crawl on over to soothe it
Grabs on to my pheromones
Slap it to ride on the pony
Just like she said on the phone

Believe it!
Does it make it so?
Believe it!
Doesn't make it so

And it became an invasion
Of an irrational kind
I got all hyper-collegiate
Out in a field of mines

I grab on to my brainstem
Shake it a couple of times
Stuff it back into my headspace
And proceed with the grind

Believe it!
Does it make it so?
Believe it
Does it make it so?

Got a couple of demons
Just got released
But that's the thing about seasons
It's either famine or feast
I give her plenty of warning
And when she curling her toes
Quite all right if you dream it's
Just the way that it goes.

Believe it!
Does it make it so?
Believe it
Does it make it so?

 

Vocals / Guitar: Aidan Ward
Organ / Synth / Vocals: Ben Einstein
Bass / Vocals: Derek Burle
Drums: Taylor Moxon


The Beach is Closed

SHARK!

Guitar / Vocals: Aidan Ward
Organ / Vocals: Ben Einstein
Bass / Vocals: Derek Burle
Drums / Vocals: Taylor Moxon

Don't Need It

Because of powers that be
Surely it's not gonna be so easy
To wrest a little bitty piece of power
From the hands of the great endowers
A petty thing we can afford
They keep the money moving back and forth but

I don't need it
I don't need it
I don't need it
Anymore

Because we like to rest assured
It turns us into little canary birds
Who buy a bigger better faster machine
To make a dull life more interesting
All the fanciest things that you see
Ohhh the diamonds will be dazzling.

I don't need it
I don't need it
I don't need it
Anymore

And when the company come to the door
You know what they they came here for
Come inside and have a drink with me
I'll help myself to your gold fillings

I don't need it
I don't need it
I don't need it
Anymore

When your company come to the door
You know what they they came here for
Come and have a drink with me
Help myself to your gold fillings

Deep underground lies the heart of it all

 

Vocals / Guitar: Aidan Ward
Piano / Organ/ Synth / Vocals: Ben Einstein
Bass / Upright Bass / Vocals: 
Derek Burle
Drums: Taylor Moxon