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Vanilla 2​.​0

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She’s mastered time (and all I’ve mastered) Is Gin and Lime (and now who’s plastered?) Is there something you can offer The victim of the rhyme? She’s broken me (singlehandedly) With her apathy (In no time) Is there pity you can offer The victim of the rhyme? Every dime And every rhyme And every speech I offer Just can’t bring My rhyming scheme Back to the author When – in time My peace of mind Is led into the slaughter I just can’t bring this diamond ring Back to the altar… She’s banished me (for my heresy) I’m lost eternally (It’s a steep climb) Is there comfort you can offer The victim of the rhyme… The victim of the crime
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I wish I was stronger And the Hai-Karate Girls no longer Bothered me… I knew the days When go-go boots were all the rage My hair grew out just like Jimmy Page’s My world was young And “Swinging London” really swung The whole peace and love thing had begun I sold my soul For Hi-watt amps and rock-n-roll Desperate, debauched and on the dole With no bread to spend And the trust fund at its end There’s no way that I could comprehend…
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Perfect Year 02:50
Perfect Year Friends, cheer It's the perfect end to the perfect year Pricks, sneer At the perfect end to the perfect year As we climb We will find peace of mind every time We could fall There's no peer It's the perfect end to the perfect year It's so clear It's the perfect end to the perfect year Top gear The perfect end to the perfect year The way's clear The perfect end to the perfect year
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Alcoholiday 03:20
Alcoholiday Let's go right away Lime meets Tanqueray Stagger straightaway Down the whiskey way Alcoholiday Boujelais noveau Green midori glow Black and tan below ooh-ooh Down to Chardonay Now there's hell to pay Alcoholiday We'll decant And we'll rave and rant 'Til Dawn We'll shed a tear For the King of Beer Until the light of day is gone
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The Curtain Coming Down You say Life’s a comedy I say Life’s a tragedy Now I’m just the scenery my dear… You say what you want to say You’re gonna say it any way It’s just assault and battery my dear… She smelled like tangerines, And butterscotch from Dairy Queen. She wasn’t what she seemed With the curtain coming down. She vanished in the West Like a modern-day Marie Celeste She put me to the test With the curtain coming down And still it makes me wonder Did we get it right Every day (every day) And every night... She felt like velveteen And deviated from the mean Now I ask myself what might have been With the curtain coming down… The curtain coming down….
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The Angel of Swain's Lane Is calling me again She shines through the railings And sycamores wailing A figure of pity and pain The Angel is crying again They see her come and go Through the park at Waterlow The souls she's keeping As company sleeping In sepulchres buried below The angel is lonely, I know. Does she see me? Does she care? Does she cry Without a prayer? The Angel of Swain's Lane Is crying out in vain For someone departed Forlorn, broken-hearted A figure of pity and pain... The Angel is crying again. The Angel is crying again.
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Twilight 02:52
The world's gone dormant, I'm feeling mordant As the evening falls The crows all cackle The deadman rattles In the sudden squalls Spring is lovely, the summer's fine But autumn takes the day this time So I'm left shaken on the road less taken In the twilight, twilight, twilight time. The gloom will buffet us Surrounding and astounding us The blooms of summer seem so far From where we are And now that I’ve become An eenie meany miny moron In your erstwhile book of dreams See what it means… In time, we'll wonder why we're filed under "It couldn't last" But I still wonder if we made a blunder On the second pass… Spring is lovely, the summer's fine But autumn wins the day this time So I'm left shaken on the road less taken In the twilight, twilight, twilight time.
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The closet doors are open The nightmare's seeping through The witching words are spoken There's nothing left to do. So, fuck you very much You hold me like a grudge You hold me like a grudge. The piano in the parlor Plays a poignant tune The sadness and the squalor Are all because of you Like a feather, in the wind You may never hold again And now, I will show you how. The cupboards in the kitchen As empty as the floor The duties you've been ditchin' Keep coming back for more
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Monkeypox! 02:27
Monkeypox My baby wanted cancer She smiled when she heard the Doctor's answer. Monkeypox, she’s got Monkeypox..." My baby wanted SARS Just like one of your Hollywood stars Monkeypox, she's got Monkeypox... So she Crafted the perfect story Pouted and practiced "poor me" Pumped up the old ennui For me… Now my baby is on the TV While the news reporter's getting weepy Monkeypox, she's got monkeypox. My baby sold the film rights So the monkeypox won't keep her up nights Monkeypox, she's got monkeypox. Monkey pox, she's got monkeypox And she feels...fine.
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The B&I where you and I Would while the weary hours away The Circus Store had pets and more And Ivan kept the kids at bay… You could watch the monkeys While the hookers played Down on South Tacoma Way… Tacoma Way… The restaurants and local haunts Betray where there was once a boom The local schmucks at the Friendly Duck Gather in the Decoy Room Where Steve’s Gay 90’s Was never gay Down on South Tacoma Way… Tacoma Way You say these memories Don’t amount to much But to a guy like me, they’re the stuff (full stop) That dreams are made of The coffee pot – I was there a lot We danced until the monkeys screamed The Java Jave is still alive Do I hear ‘Batman’ or do I dream? Where Steve and Bobby Floyd would play Down on South Tacoma Way Tacoma way… The Starlight Drive-In is still inspirin’ Me to stand my ground and say … Sure it’s tawdry but it’s all I got me…. Down on South Tacoma Way Tacoma Way…
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Catherine the Grating Catherine the Grating There’ll be no hesitating Or mental masturbating now she’s gone Catherine’s come undone… Catherine the Grating’s incessant intonating Has got be praying for the day to come Catherine’s come undone Why oh why did the rabbit die? Leaving me up to my eyes in diapers… Catherine the Grating She says She says she’s the one Catherine’s debating In tones so resonating The spheres that spin above Can hardly hum-- Catherine’s come undone Why oh why did the rabbit die? Leaving me up to my eyes in diapers… Catherine the Grating She says She says she’s the one
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This album will grow from a single song to many with the approximate release of 1 song a month until the album is completed (with album price corresponding to the number of tracks). Watch Vanilla 2.0 grow over the next year.

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released July 14, 2015

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Vanilla Tacoma, Washington

Melodic indie-pop band from the US Pacific Northwest. Featuring Jayson Jarmon (formerly of Liar's Club), Sean Gaffney, Mark Simmons and a cast of thousands our guests Gavin Guss (Tube Top), Carl Funk, Kirk Adams, and Scott McPherson (Pop4).

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