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released January 28, 2011

Tearle Sanford - Guitar, Wurlitzer, Hammond Organ, Vocals
Travis Linthicum - Mandolin, Vocals
Kevin Lane - Bass, Vocals
Joel Blasquez - Drums on "Misanthrope Boogie"
Tony Mandolintana - Mandolin on "Coke Nose Blues" & "Society Rag"
Jason Yonan - Drums on "Landlord" & Screams on "DMT"

All songs by Dandelion Massacre 2011. All lyrics by Linthicum/Sanford 2011.

Recorded by Jason Yonan @ Studionan in Turlock, CA.

Cover design by William Arvin (info@williamarvin.com)
Album layout by Tearle Sanford


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Track Name: Flower (a re-intro)
It's been so long
Since we've been gone
Our flower has withered away
So we sing these lonely songs
While they spread their seed
From sea to oily sea
Hoping love will come someday
We sing out our misery
Track Name: Starry-Eyed Crusty Stomp
I went knocking on your door
So very late last night
Just by chance I had one thought
My oh my you look so nice

Though it must have been a touch to soft
No, I did not get a rise
So don't you know I tried again
While my belly is full of wine

Think I made a ripple in the air
Yes I swear I saw a stir
Saw a yes in those twinkling eye
But your head just wasn't sure

It's okay girl I do know
So I'll pack my things and hit the road

When I look deep into yer eyes
I get lost in a universe
Where nothing real abides
Except hearts fluttering, desire burns

So take a seat here
Under this tree
It's many leaves will keep us shaded
Track Name: Coke Nose Blues
The world keep on turning
And I do what I have to to get by
Sometimes I deliver pizza
Sometimes I take drugs
But my friends and family I love

And my girlfriend says I'm a loser
That dreams won't add to much
If I don't quit snortin' that shit right up my nose
That she will quit loving me

And you look right into my eyes
And I stare right back into yours
Just because mine are glazed over
Doesn't mean I can't see pain and misery

And we'll make it through all this bullshit
Cuz people suffer and they get by
We'll make it through the world if we stay strong
Cuz with you I belong

Cuz I've got those coke nose blues

And we elect a black man to office
But we still got prejudice inside
Give farm animals more rights on election day
And we take some peoples away

And the war goes on another day
It's in my head
It's human nature to behave like an animal
But use reasoning and self control

And people we're on a leash
Walked and beat down by police
Believe everything that I hear and see
And kept in fear of the Middle East

And I care so much and not at all
About every little thing
That goes on in the world like pain and suffering
Hatred and dying

Cuz I've got those coke nose blues

Time slips slowly through the hourglass
And we both crawl closer to the end
Of life as we know it, but what is next
Is anyone's guess

You tell me yer sure there's an afterlife
That awaits us all
If we're good we go to Heaven, but we're not
So I guess we're going to Hell

I guess that all is possible
But so is everything else
Like reincarnation or we rot in the ground
Safe and sound

And I stay up another night
With these thoughts goin in my head
My nose feels like it's gonna fuckin bleed
And I can't even feel my teeth

Cuz I've got those coke nose blues

I snorted too much ecstasy
Now my nose feels like it's gonna
Track Name: Patchouli Oil Blues
He's so cool she says
He's so free
He's got this and that and more you see
His hearts so pure
And soft and royal
I bet God gets off to the stench of his patchouli oil

Now go on little girl take a long hard closer look
The one yer tellin me about seems hip by book
Go on and live by the line
We'll die by the theme
We may not have many worthless possessions
But at least we chase dreams

Peace and love she says
Live in harmony
We'll be flying that freak flag we aint PC
Her head got lost in their fashion
So the movement paid the cost
Yes, life is love
I know
But it's a game
And it looks like I have lost

So go on little girl take a cue from a head that has shook
His pose looks quite uncomfortable it's so hip by the book
Go on and live by the line of the old guard hippie
But I wish could lend you my eyes so you could once see
Wish I could lend you my mind so you could once think
Wish I could lend you my flesh so you could once be
And maybe lend you one dollar for those possessions you seek
Track Name: Natural Born Loser
I'm nothing to you
It's because I'm nothing
It's true
I'm a natural born loser
So I burn one
After I pour one
Before I snort one
God's will has been done
Track Name: Owls Aren't What They Seem
Blinded by drugs and alcohol consumption
All of those good times didn't mean much of nothin
Now I'm alone drunk and upset
Crying myself to sleep in my bed

And I hope yer happy with whoever you are with
I hope he treats you better than I did

Cause I never meant to push you away
But now it's too little and too fucking late
I wold do anything to get you back
But when you think of me you just probably laugh

I cannot help it if my chest it tightens up
When I'm around you cause I can't get enough

Owls aren't what they seem

When I see you out at the show
I want to hold you and never let go
But it only lasts for seconds at a time
And it hurts me so bad cause I know it's the last time

And I know nothing lasts forever
But I'll still remember the times we had together

And I'll have another drink and a smoke
A Fentanyl patch, thizz, and coke
To all the good times and the bad
That we shared together in the eight years we had

And I still love you I probably always will
But I know it didn't work out and it never fucking will

Cause owls aren't what they seem
Track Name: What Am I To Do?
I don't know what to be
When you got those eyes on me
I don't know what to be
Eye to eye against yer wall
My oh my I want yer all
But I don't know what to be

What am I to do?

I don't know what to be
When you rest those pretty eyes on me
I don't know what to be
Toe to toe, thigh to thigh
Ever imagine both you and I?
Sometimes it's all I see

What am I to do?

I close my eyes and I see you

What am I to do
With this love I have for you?
Save it for a rainy day?
Or whisk you away?
Track Name: Walk Away Mr. Landlord
Hey there Mr. Landlord
Good morning how do you do?
Here's my hard earned money
And the sweat off my back to
I haven't showered in a week

Sub-prime mortgages
Have helped you live a bit more rich
But in its current crisis
I bet you feel as though yer in a ditch

There predatory(al) tactics had you blinded at first sight
The rug was pulled out from under you in a night

There's ($)90 million reasons
Why Frank Raines hung you out to dry
Business ethics are an oxymoron
At the drop of a dime

He scurried off under investigation
Of accounting irregularities
So take it up with him Mr. Landlord
And Daniel Mudd please

Walk away
Walk away Rory
Let the banks and the CEO's take the loss
That they let fall on you an me
Let me squat for free
Go back and get yer money
From that there wall on the street
Track Name: Society Rag
Cops are dying people they are lying
And I'm choking on the food I'm frying
I'm takin my pills I'm payin my bills
I'm oblivious to all the people that they kill
Cuz I'm watchin my TV believe what I'm seeing
Swallowing the bullshit they are feeding
But fear of God and the cops
Makes me believe everything that I'm taught
Youtube links and energy drinks
Keep my mind from ever having to think
I'm pluckin and waxin my beauty's everylastin
I'm up on the trend and all the fashions
I'm sculpted and toned talkin on my iPhone
Afraid of each other locked up in our homes
With pop culture references sexual preferences
I hate my neighbor over...
Texting and twitter always on the god damned computer
Technology's an addiction and no one likes a quitter
I'm stuck on a hook with myspace and facebook
How many pictures of myself do I have to look?
My eyes are strained always entertained
I never have to use my brain
Im getting old and getting cold
And doing everything that I'm told
But if I keep going then I'm golden
Wife and kids and a perfect home
And a job I hate a mortgage I can't pay
So I drink to dull the pain
I am my own enemy with chemical dependency
Seldom and rarely comes sobriety
But if we are we and I am me
Then this is my rag on society
Track Name: DMT
Can't you smell the rotting perception?
All our minds are sick with decay
Though they know it to be the answer
Love has gone and slipped away

Can't you smell the stench of their breeding?
To ease the pain that builds from day to day
Yet love peeks out in that front they call a smile
While this dandelion slowly wilts away

It's a dandelion massacre
Like no other ever seen
It's a dandelion massacre
We'll see you in yer dreams

Don't get to attached boy
Cuz we're no in love
We do what we have to
And folk you for your drugs
Satan is my savior
To him I owe it all
Love of playing music
Drugs and alcohol

It's a dandelion massacre
Brought on by yer disease
Mother said there'd be a massacre
So start hugging trees
And if you have something to ask of her
Mind yer Q's and P's
Or you'll fall victim to the massacre
Starting with the police

Can't you smell the spring seed spreading?
Bringing forth new pain and misery
New minds to rot, corrupt, and conquer
The love yer soul wants to set free
Track Name: My Girl Chrystal
Baby, come with me
Down the street
Let's smoke some speed
At my neighbors house
We'll tweak out
On home made speed

Baby, grind yer teeth
To the beat
Let's be in love
At my neighbors house
On home made speed
I'm talkin bout amphetamine

Baby, can't you see
They're in the trees
It's the police
And they're after me
I'm freakin out
At my neighbors house
On home made speed
Oh, my girl, Crystal Anne Phetamine

And the police are in the trees
The CIA is after me
I can't even begin to fall asleep
Cuz I smoked too much I might OD
But as long as yer layin next to me
And we have more speed
Track Name: Will We Ever...
Tell me
What is that?
What is this thing you speak of?
Is there a path or a route that you can point me
Or perhaps draw me a map?

She's staring
But has no sight
Does she still get a picture in her head?
IS there a string of words to put together
That would give her an answer why?

He's drowning
In the back of class
Remedy for Pain 101
Is there a lesson or assignment to give him
That would show him all things must pass?

Lying with her
He's warm and quiet
But off traveling in his head
Is there a person or idea to hold on to
That would make him content at that time?

Can you really trust your mind?
Does not now seem to very possible
Will we ever find what it is that we are looking for?

Just married
That's the word
I hope they live happily ever after
Or at least until that day a councilor tell them
That no knot can keep love secure

So more ink
More liquor
Don't feeling bad feel good?
Is there a heart or some dirt that she can shovel
That would fill the hole he dug for her?

Ever changing
He'll change forever
Will he ever know?
Is there a city or scene to belong to
That has that perfect weather?

Can you really trust your mind?
Does not now seem to very possible
Will we ever find what it is that we are looking for?
Have you heard what it is we should be looking for?
Don't anyone know what the fuck it is we are looking for?
Track Name: Misanthrope Boogie
I met a man who looked just like you
He had a funny face too
He looked just like you
He looked just like me
He looked like everybody that I've ever seen
Well in my dreams and when I'm awake
I never even start to fake

The things I do
The things I see
Because I live for eternity
And even after I die
I always question why
Why we do the things we do
And what we do them for

If love doesn't last forever
Then what's the point in getting married?
What's the point in having kids at all?
Reproduction should just stop
Mankind should die off
And we could hold each others hands and fall
Into the cold and meaningless
Of the lonely and depressed
Life inside of a shopping mall
Buying things will make happy
Or at least temporarily
Consuming consumes us all

I met a man who had no brain
So me and him we thought the same
About our life
About our death
About every single breath
About the beginning
About the end
About all the time we spend

And we waste and can't remember
Through the cold and long December
And even in the summer
I drink I smoke myself dumber
I snort I swallow
So come on follow me
Track Name: Non-Horological 201st Decade Transition Blues
I'm feeling bad and so damn lonely
No one wants to be by my side
But who's to blame when everyone has changed
But me, oh my

As the light dances before me
I find the spectrum a bit confusing
Before you punch me in the eye
May I let our a little sigh?
Maybe then I'll begin to dream

The sorrow runs like water
Coming down the mountain
Streaming towards the sea
The two of us sitting in the cove
Burning away our teen angst dreams

Suburban life never had me blinded
Though, it did make a few attempts to bag it
Nothing's what it seems in that vast sea of housing
And everyone just keeps smiling
So my frown is what you'll see

My friends are drifting
My family's dying
My attention's slipping
With many pages left to turn
Still I read on, though, the story is dragging
So I take another shot
And deal with the burn

Oh dead God how life's been changing
And no matter how hard I try I can't seem to stop it
Feels like my whole life is falling apart
As if it were ever bound

I'm feeling numb, but please don't poke me
Though, you could sit right here by my side
Where there's no chains to bind you
Just a hand to hold
But don't you slip
It's live free or die

Still as the light dances before me
My eyes are blinded
My ears are burning
Before you get that look in yer eye
May I let out one more sigh
And listen to the sound?