Shangri​-​La Indeed

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Produced by John Goodmanson, Davey Brozowski and Alex Robert

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released June 28, 2011

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Black Whales Seattle, Washington

Black Whales are a band from Seattle, WA. made up of Alex Robert, Ryan Middleton, Dave Martin, Adam Fream and Mica Crisp.

The band will release their third full-length album in fall of 2017.

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Track Name: Shangri-La Indeed
Take photographs,
of dumb white-trash.
Do they make you feel better?
Do they make you feel clean?
Shangri-La Indeed.
I feel it in the breeze,
it's there in my bones,
tell me something I don't know.

Texas is flat,
I assure you of that.
The strays in the pack,
they always come back.
We eat from the trash,
our minds are like that.
The center of the earth,
is a real warm one.

Traveling salesman,
sell me all of the shit you can.
Save your dimes,
in an old tin can.
Write me a letter from the wasteland.

Take photographs,
of dumb white-trash.
Do they make you feel better?
Do they make you feel clean?
Shangri-La Indeed.
I feel it in the breeze,
it's there in my bones,
tell me something I don't know.

Traveling salesman,
sell me all of the shit you can.
Save your dimes,
in an old tin can.
Write me a letter from the wasteland.
Track Name: Walking In The Dark
I believe in the whites of your eyes,
spillin' out in the middle of the night.
I'm against walking in dark.
The ghost pains are only in my heart,
I know.

I believe in the sound of your voice.
I believe if someone has a choice, it's you.
In degrees I believe in the heat,
that I give out and I receive from you.

I've got cocaine eyes for you,
and there's nothing I can do.
Yeah, I got cocaine eyes for you.
Baby I assure you,
you just temporarily adore me.

Gold light, slippin' through the blinds.
You could say it's only in my mind,
I know.
Young snake, slippin' through the grass,
the false teeth, fallin' from my mouth
and you...

I've got cocaine eyes for you,
and there's nothing I can do.
Yeah, I got cocaine eyes for you.
Baby I assure you,
you just temporarily adore me.
Baby I assure you,
I just temporarily adore you.
Track Name: Lately
I wanna go where the news is all bad.
I wanna go where the sun don't ever shine.
That's the mood that I've been in.

I don't care if I lose my vision,
or if I go completely blind,
that's the mood that I've been in, lately.

I've been taken over,
I've been occupied,
I've been taken over.

I don't care if the news is all bad,
I don't care and I don't know the reason why.
That's the mood that I've been in.

I don't care if I lose my meaning,
or if the sun don't ever shine,
that's the mood that I've been in.

I've been taken over,
I've been occupied by fire,
I've been taken over.

And if you loose the feeling,
I don't mind.
And if your heart stops beating,
I don't mind.
And if you loose the feeling,
I don't mind.
And if your heart stops beating,
I don't mind.
Track Name: Where I Come From
Movin' it at speeds of lighting,
so fast it's almost frightening,
there's nowhere else I'd rather be.

Hear the thunder close together,
we're in for nasty weather,
there's nowhere else I'd rather be.

...and no one knows your name.

Hold the boat and stop the drumming,
I think we've lost the running, yeah,
there's nowhere else I'd rather be.

Take it baby,
jump the light year,
I'm fine here in the old frontier,
there's nowhere else I'd rather be.

...and no one knows your name,
when you live where I come from,
when you live where I come from,
when you live where I come from,
I come from.

...and no one knows your name,
when you live where I come from,
when you live where I come from,
when you live where I come from,
I come from.
Track Name: Young Blood
Last night I remembered how,
we used to talk about,
gettin' out of here.

And all the leaves of change,
they all disintegrate,
and blow off in the wind.

How is it gonna be?
Who did we expect to see?
Like some old gypsy thief,
we got our fortunes from,
a broken crystal ball,
and we let it fall down with the cards.

Yeah, I can see we both agree,
it isn't what we thought it'd be,
and that's no coincidence.

We haven't see it all,
junkie eyes in mirrored halls,
put me in my place.

How is it gonna be?
Who did we expect to see here?
Like some old gypsy thief,
we got our fortunes from,
a broken crystal ball,
and we let it fall down with the cards.

And isn't it nice how we all synchronize now?
And isn't it nice how we all synchronize now?

Yeah I remember now,
we used to talk about,
gettin' out of here.

And all the leaves of change,
they all disintegrate,
and blow off in the wind.

How is it gonna be?
Who did we expect to see here?
Like some old gypsy thief,
we got our fortunes from,
a broken crystal ball,
and we let it fall down with the cards.
Track Name: Elephant #2
Am I the elephant in the back of the room?
Am I the elephant in the back of the room?
I was introduced to it at the young age of 9,
but I was too green to understand at the time.

You've got your family, your mind and your health.
You got a lot of things, all by yourself.
What more could you expect?
What more could you do?
It's just a cab ride from the womb to the tomb.

Let's get out of here,
start a life on the moon.

I'm flying straight as an arrow.
I'm flying high in the air.
I'm flying over my home,
but there's nobody there.

What's the matter kid?
What's wrong with it?
I said what's the matter kid?
What's goin' through your head?
Am I the elephant in the back of the room?
Am I the elephant in the back of the room?

Let's get out of here,
start a life on the moon.

I'm flying straight as an arrow.
I'm flying high in the air.
I'm flying over my home,
but there's nobody there.

I'm flying straight as an arrow.
I'm flying high in the air.
I'm flying over my home,
but there's nobody there.
Track Name: Books On Tape
I can see your faces turning red.
Your eyes are burning holes in the back of my head.
And all I do is think about the cold, dead look in your eyes.
It's all beyond control.

Torn, bruised and scarred.
I am not the war you're looking for.

And all I know is it's not worth repeating,
it all might make for some interesting reading,
but I don't regret what I can't take back.
Just show me the way to the door,
and tell me to relax. Relax. Relax.

I can hear you talking behind my back.
I don't have time for things like that.
And all I do is think about how vampires feed in the night.
It's all beyond control.

Torn, bruised and scarred.
I am not the war you're looking for.

And all I know is it's not worth repeating,
it all might make for some interesting reading,
but I don't regret what I can't take back.
Just show me the way to the door,
and tell me to relax. Relax. Relax.

And all of this reminds me how vampires feed in the night,
it's all beyond control.
And all I do is think about the cold, dead look in your eyes.
We're out of control.
Track Name: Rattle Your Bones
And oh, I try and speak,
and open up my teeth,
I can't say anything.

Tell me what you hear,
I like your point of view.
Tell me everything.

And no I can't deny,
no I can't close my eyes,
I can't fall asleep,
'cause I'll only wake up here...

In the wrong place, at the wrong time.
The wrong place, at the wrong time.

We look like trouble I guess,
and people turn their heads,
we are the dead end kids.

Here come the worker bees,
rattle your bones like tambourines.
Don't fall asleep,
'cause you'll only wake up here...

In the wrong place, at the wrong time.
The wrong place, at the wrong time. Time.

I'm going to San Francisco,
and I don't think I'm ever coming back.
I'm goin' out the window,
I'm goin' and I won't cover up my tracks, yeah,
I'm going to San Francisco,
I'm going to San Francisco,
I'm going to San Francisco,
I'm going to San Francisco,
I'm going...

Here come the worker bees,
rattle your bones like tambourines.
Don't fall asleep,
'cause you'll only wake up here...


In the wrong place, at the wrong time.
The wrong place, at the wrong time.
We're in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
The wrong place, at the wrong time.
Track Name: The Wild One
Here we are together, under the weather.
It's been a long one.
It's been a hard one.
We hide each other, locked up in the cupboards.
You be the wild one,
I'll be the wild one, too.

Underneath the covers, let me out, let me out.
There's something in the air, I can tell, I can tell.
Just underneath the covers, let me out, let me out.
There's something in the air here.

Here we are together, under the weather.
It's been a long one.
It's been a wild one.
We hide each other, locked up in the cupboards.
You be the wild one,
I'll be the wild one, too, for you.

Underneath the covers, let me out, let me out.
There's something in the air, I can tell, I can tell.
Just underneath the covers, let me out, let me out.
There's something in the air here.

Underneath the covers, let me out, let me out.
There's something in the air, I can tell, I can tell.
Just underneath the covers, let me out, let me out.
There's something in the air here.