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~TENTACLES~

by Robot Princess

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all songs written and arranged by Robot Princess
except track 5 “White Noise”
written by Catherine Anderson
and track 6 “4 Blue”
written by Mike Shoykhet

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released November 11, 2016

Beau Alessi - guitar, vocals
Catherine Anderson - keytar, vocals
Peter Ingles - drums
Chris Cumming - bass

all of these songs also feature our friend James Bannon on guitar

produced, recorded, and mixed by
Travis Harrison
at Serious Business Music, NYC

mastered by Jamal Ruhe
at West West Side Music

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Track Name: Claudia
claudia wouldn't leave her bed last year

she said "if you only understood just how much i hate it here"
then you'd stay quiet

waste my money just don't waste my time

spike-heeled, resurrected, and steppin' out over the line

it's cool, just try it


why did you wait so long to tell me

now that you told me will you tell me again

why did you wait so long to tell me

you were the best babysitter ever but everything ends

claudia's skinny and she's losing weight

we've already been to every single thrift store in the entire state
so what's left to look at

high-top sneakers and your shirt's untucked

the thing that no one understands is that i actually do give a fuck

it just gets took back

why did you wait so long to tell me

so long to tell me how it is

why did you wait so long to tell me

she said "all i want to do is not do this"


throw out that necklace that he gave you

fashion accessories won't save you

i really like you when you're not too stoned

i like to spend the spend the day by myself but i hate sleeping alone

i know you don't believe it


so stay awake another hour or so

everything stops for you and i'll kill cops for you

for real, i mean it

why did you wait so long to tell me

now that you told me will you tell me again

why did you wait so long to tell me

you were the best babysitter ever but everything ends
Track Name: Teenage Widow
you painted pictures of my x-rays off the acetates

instead of canvas you were using photographic plates

as a kid you thought that drugs were scary

now you get high in the cemetery

your parents came and got you when you joined the cult

but if we can't make bad decisions, how'll we learn to be adults

that was the worst mother's day ever

teenage widow, we can hang out whenever


you're a five-time champion at letting people go

already halfway through the winter, you're still starving for snow

you could make me millions of mixtapes

but don't do it just to make up for mistakes

got picked up smoking on the corner spent the night in jail

we all used to call you abby, now you're abigail

spent seven nights on seven couches

with backpacks like kangaroo pouches

you went to the optometrist he fixed your sight

and once again you swear that next month you'll start eating right
i know it's hard in your mid-twenties

teenage widow, sometimes you act so ugly

now it feels like there's an asteroid approaching the sun

something so crazy had to happen, you were still so young

you could make me millions of mixtapes

but don't do it just to make up for mistakes

now you're terrorizing motorists from coast to coast

you said you used to do but now you don't believe in ghosts

you stand there with your skirt and tights on

do you still sleep with the lights on

when we go back to long island nothing's there anymore

not the photo place, the slot car track, the video store

but it doesn't really matter

teenage widow, you could be so much sadder

Track Name: K Mary
put the scissors down

i know this garbage life ain't fair but

you're not gon fix it with a haircut

it'll turn around

so let's just fold some paper airplanes

come on mary don't you dare change


let's go down the waterslide i'll meet you on the other side

sometimes i feel like time and space are going to collide

and if you stay right here

then on day your friends stop fighting

and all your ghosts get struck by lightning

you can disappear

with the lights out i still see you

you're glowing in the dark, you're see-through

let's go down the waterslide i'll meet you on the other side

sometimes i feel like time and space are going to collide

oh, oh, oh! k-mary

you said you'd come around

when will you come around

oh, oh, oh! i'm sorry

you know that silence

is just a shitty sound

no footsteps that you're following

every day's like halloween

it takes so much to just be doing your own thing
telekinetic hyperlink

your heart pumps my blood i think

it takes so much to just be here on your own thing

i'll be here on the other side come meet me when you feel alright

sometimes i feel like time and space are going to collide


oh, oh, oh! k-mary

you said you'd come around

when will you come around

oh, oh, oh! i'm sorry

if you want silence

then i can quiet down
Track Name: Architeuthis
i bought a little boat
and i paddled out to sea

weights sewn into the lining of my coat

and i will swim so deep

and my lungs are filled with air

saltwater knots in my hair

you will not get away from me

i untangled my neck tie

and i kicked off my shoes

i lost my blazer in the riptide

my best navy blue

worked the buttons on my shirt

let it float up to the surface

while i swim downwards after you

now i'm swimming in the trench

my blood is starting to freeze

and i will prolly freeze to death

down there there's no sunlight to see

water changed to black from blue

but blindly groping, i will find you

down there at the bottom, you and me

i swear to god i'm gonna catch you

i've already come so far

and in one second i will touch you

and you will hold me with your arms

and if you hold me tight

i won't struggle or fight

just pull me closer, pull me down so far

until i see bioluminescent stars shine all around me

my reflection in your eye, your tentacles surround me

pull me towards your hungry center, nothing now can stop me

seven hundred fathoms down, i'm drowning in your body
Track Name: White Noise
goodbye again, quick to depend

to feed, to kill a feeling

you're not a friend

we're shaking at the knees, fight to please


if you go out dancing i told them i was homeless

help me, i'm a sure thing, it's your game that's shameless


you've got yourself nothing

it's all white noise
they talk back

help me, i'm a sure thing

won't you ask them

to keep track again


and i can help you

but i don't want to
Track Name: 4 Blue
if you were a zombie

i would let you eat my brains

and the leftovers i'd wrap in cellophane

save them for the weekend, sunday suppertime

when the trees whisper in the rain


if i was a gangster

i would never have you whacked

even if my consigliere said "attack"

we could get that old projector out of the box

you could watch those movies on my back

sails in the distance
s
scientists in search

they don't know and they cannot be warned

there's no mermaids in the bay

'cause they all swam away

on the day you were born

i can't solve the riddle

no matter how i try

the answer is written in my eye

the sphinx looks very happy but you never hear him talk

i think he wants to go for a walk

spaceships in the distance

scientists in search

they don't know and they cannot be warned

there's no martians to x-ray

'cause they all flew away

on the day you were born
Track Name: Neon Ocean
i was gonna go outside and hang out with my friends

you were gonna telephone the bad news man again


i didn't know her well, but her wizard's robe was blue

i really made a mess of things, couldn't have done it without you

i swam in the neon ocean

you flipped over your sister's car

it's three o'clock where i am

it's midnight where you are

i woke up with crystal prisms growing on my face

you're just like a human being crossed with a vacant space

rocket valley, trap door tripped, blueprint redrawn

i really really hope you think about me when you're gone
Track Name: Tentacles
there's a squid wrapped round your arm

as you pace 'round the hotel room

there's no batteries in the smoke alarm

i checked but i don't think i'm going to tell you

temporary tattoos of tentacles all on your neck and back

i won't ask, but they must mean something


it's january, and everyone left here right after the holidays

so now it's just you and me slumming

there's a squid wrapped round your arm

as you lay there by the ocean

if you give me the keys to the rental car

i'll go out for cigarettes and calamine lotion

two more hours, i've never seen you so tan in my life before

you could take a nap and i'll go out running

then we can shower, how many times in my life will i have to say

"girl, you should eat something"

i go up to the room

i double-lock the door

change the password on my phone

i don't trust you anymore

i don't know what to expect

i don't know what happens next

but i'm waiting...


you can have it all

just not all at once