hardly average​.​.​.

by Average Mammal

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released March 10, 2012

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Craig Olson: Guitars, bass, keys, vocals, percussion, looping, & programming on everything except:
Walker Evans: Drums on tracks 6, 7 & 9.
Sid Miller: Bass on tracks 6, 7 & 9.
Richard Keene: Keys on tracks 6, 7 & 9.
Julianne Marx: Backing vocals on track 1.

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Average Mammal Bellingham, Washington

Average Mammal - Electro-Dance Rock & Funk.
Pink Floyd on Jagermeister,
Black Sabbath on shrooms.

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Track Name: Build This House
BUILD THIS HOUSE

On an early May mornin' we broke ground, to dig a big ditch, way low down,
to keep us dry and move the water away.
We dug it way long and we dug it real deep, 'took three days and it wasn't cheap, but
the water is movin' and we are here to stay.

In the middle of June we dug the foundation, Hydraulic excavator shakin' all creation,
Concrete footings poured on solid ground.
By the end of the month we had a big, deep hole. Fully invested money, body and soul.
Ain't no turning back on this road now.

(CHORUS)
Build this house. Build this house.

With trucks full of lumber and kegs of nails, (that) boggle the mind and tip the scales,
ready to build the first floor of our new home. (with a)
Worm drive, cat's paw, pneumatic framing nailer, Compressor, chalk line and an old job trailer,
Workin' with a crew and often workin' alone.

We set the columns, we bolted the beams, We laid the sub-floor and staggered the seams,
Glued and nailed it down by the hair of my chin.
Framed the windows, the walls and doors, This big-old house has (one) TWO floors,
Gotta get the roof on before the rains begin. (CHORUS)

While workin' outside I slipped & fell, into a dark pit where the Lady from Hell,
had spoken to my Lover while in an altered state.
I was hurt pretty bad and my body let go, Hobbled and bent, I tried not to let it show,
I almost gave up but instead decided to wait.

In time it healed and I grew strong, back on the job working hard and long,
Straw bales came upon a sunny day.
With friends and loved ones the bales were stacked, Upward always, never looking back,
Nevermore shall dragons steal this dream away. Gotta (CHORUS)

With the straw bales stacked and the windows trimmed, lights are on and the shadows dimmed,
My lover paints while I attend the list.
The stained glass Heron on our front door, the hedge-row, house, the yard and more.
No spoken dreams are sweet or clear as this.

Finally moved in and it wasn't long (we knew the) roots of the house were deep and strong 'cause
an earthquake tore our neighborhood into fear.
This ain't California, nobody gonna warn ya, City fuckin' fathers got no damn clue but
Nothin' fell down and we are still here!

oday our home is fine and fair, I'm happy to be living there,
with she who holds my heart within her hand.
There's nothing less nor more to gain, This place of sun and wind and rain
is home to us, our hearts, our home, our land. Gotta (CHORUS)
Track Name: Much Respect - tune sketch
LYRICS
(to be recorded later)

"If it's from your heart and you know it's real,
With Much Respect to that love you feel.
To follow your heart through the hardest times,
To find peace and love in the rhyme."
Track Name: Jammin' in Manland
"Jammin in Manland" is an pretty cool instrumental track from guitarist Craig Olson's 2nd CD "Hold On!" Average Mammal is adapting it just a bit because we like lots of guitar...
Track Name: All One People
All One People in Big Wide World - they lied to us they lied to us
All One People in a very small world
All One People in Big Wide World - they lied to us they lied to us
All One People in a very small world

Rap 1
All one planet right here where we are
Upon this sacred earth beneath the shining stars
But we are being led down a dark road like suckers
Lied to and scammed by the rich mother-fuckers

All One People in Big Wide World
All One People in a very small world - they lied to us they lied to us
All One People in a very big world
All One People in a tiny world

All one planet one human race
Amid the noise and the bombs and the guns and the hate
All one people we yearn to be free
From greedy corporations and the powers that be

Rap 2
It's all one planet right here where we are
Upon this sacred earth beneath the shining stars
All one planet there's nowhere else to be
but the congress and senate don't care about me
We're all one people we're not all the same
Christian fundamentalists shower hate like rain
They're committing crimes, not making restitution
they read the bible and not our Constitution
they can lock you up in prison and throw away the key
if you speak your mind or dare to disagree
hate everyone who's different, anyone who's odd
they'll stab you in the back in the name of God

All one people one human race
On this blue-green ball in black space
All one people one human race
On this blue-green ball in black space

All One People in Big Wide World
All One People in a very small world - they lied to us they lied to us
All One People in a very big world
All One People in a tiny world

Hey-ah, Hey-ah
Track Name: My Shit's Fucked Up
I went to the doctor
and said "I'm feeling kinda rough".
"I hate to break it to ya, son,
but your shit's fucked up."

I said "My shit's fucked up?
Well, I don't see how."
He said "the shit that used to work,
won't work now."

Well, I had a dream.
Aw shucks, oh well.
But now it's all fucked up,
and it's shot to hell.

(Pre-Chorus)
Hey, my shit's fucked up.
It sometimes happens to the best of us.
The rich folks party wile the rest of us,
are singin' the blues...

(Chorus)
You take some shit and some fuck
and you put it in a stack.
You got a shit-fuck stack,
a shit-fuck stack.
Take some shit and some fuck
and you put it in a stack,
you got a shit-fuck stack,
a shit-fuck stack

(SOLO)

That amazing grace,
it sorta passed you by.
You wake up every day
and you start to cry.

It's a crazy situation
but you just can't quit.
Let me break it on down,
well, that's some fucked up shit.

(CHORUS)

Yeah, my shit's fucked up.
Track Name: Make a Joyful Sound
"Take time to give thanks, Make time to be giving.
Come stop and think twice about the way that I'm living.
Did I say a kind word, am I proud of my actions?
You know a job well done gives me satisfaction.

Can I earn your trust, your love and affection?
Just one step at a time in the right direction.
Gonna aim for the sky, keep my feet on the ground,
Raise my voice to the heavens, make a joyful sound.

Na Na Na.... Make a joyful sound (2X)

Can I sing for my supper, play for my rent?
I know it sounds funny, but it's how my time's spent.
Greet everyday with full purpose, with passion and pride
I’m gonna follow my heart and have nothing to hide.

A moment of insight, I know why I'm here.
You know the time just stops, I see it all real clear.
I’ve got to set an example, make some mischief and fun
Gotta do unto others and play a phat bass run (Bridge) (Solo)

I gotta work hard every day and give it my best
Grab hold of fear and negativity and lay them to rest
I know my time here's important, Can I do the right thing?
Practice patience and forgiveness, feel the joy that they bring.

Can I lay down tonight without feeling regret?
I know the love that I give becomes the love that I get
Well do you hear what I'm saying, makin' sense to you?
Well if you feel it in your heart, then you’ll wanna sing too. (CHORUS)

(No Bass) Don't wanna sound all preachy or make you feel all wrong
Just wanna write some kinda lyric, Sing a feel good song
It's kinda hard to explain, It's just a feeling I get
From making music, makin love, gettin' both feet wet

(Groove) Well every piece to the puzzle's snapped tight in the groove.
I Close my eyes, breathe deeply, and, Let my feet move.
You know I feel a little better now, from speaking my mind
Good vibes in circulation, let’s see who they find."