Holiday Parking

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Holiday Parking's DEBUT LP

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released August 19, 2012

All songs written and produced by Aaron Bobis copyright 2012
recorded and engineered by Jesse Olley

guitars/bass/vocals - Aaron Bobis
drums/vocals - Nathan Logan
violin - Sara Soltau

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Track Name: Law
Made a name for you
in an armored viewless room
the map I drew
using proofs approved and proved

played a game with rules
as a way to feel amused
I'll win or lose
depending on who is who

layed it low in the soil
of a plot perused and used
a faithful mule
I don't mind a useful tool


In the carnival stall
come one and come all
come one and come all

summer's last call
leaving its law
a long lasting wall


made a name for you
in an armored viewless room
in the same venue
stainless steel trumpets blew

played a game with rules
as a way to feel amused
I'll win or lose
depending on who is who

layed it low in the soil
of a plot perused and used
a faithful mule
i dont mind a useful tool


In the carnival stall
come one and come all
come one and come all

summer's last call
leaving its law
a long lasting wall
Track Name: Internet
the whole world has similar vegetables
and similar factories
and similar people from similar gene pools

somewhere there's a dimly lit vestibule
with limited legroom
and limited legal recourse

and we'll go to the land of now
and we'll go to the land of now
and we'll go to wait in the lounge

we'll grow plants in the ground
and we'll grow plants for their flowers
to be ground into a powder

the whole world has similar beverages
and similar sedatives
and the same television reruns

the holy word is inscribed on a pedestal
inlaid with precious metal
the same celebration for the children of salesmen

and we'll go to the land of now
and we'll go to the land of now
and we'll go to wait in the lounge

we'll grow plants in the ground
and we'll grow plants for their flowers
to be ground into a powder

we don't need
we don't need no internet
no world wide web
we don't need no internet et al

we don't need
we don't need no centralized
air conditioning
as fugitives from heat we choose to freeze


somewhere there's a dimly lit vestibule
with limited legroom
and limited legal recourse
Track Name: Agriculture
all the seeds you sew
the seeds you sew
the seeds that you sew

what's the reason for
the agriculture
that you endorse?

do you need to feed
a military
and its infantry?

why did we first leave the canopy?
all the good fruit's at the tops of the trees
and Eve was there to supervise the evening

cloth was absent from our heads to our feet
just like that we waited patiently
without compensation for our laboring

complacent in our naive infancy
all was native to its territory

we surrendered to sweet serenity
now we vend rations of milk and honey

all the seeds you sew
the seeds you sew
the seeds that you sew

what's the reason for
the agriculture
that you endorse?

do you need to feed
a military
and its infantry?

all the seeds you sew
the seeds you sew
the seeds that you sew
Track Name: Refrain
calculate the coins
that you have incurred
can you count the ways
that you deserve
what you have earned
and what it's worth?

sutured to the seat
you can easily
repeat
the history
of each and every circulating
week

calculate the coins
that you have incurred
can you count the ways
that you deserve
what you have earned
and what it's worth?

sutured to the seat
you can easily
delete
the history
of each and every circulating
week

turning in the carousel
today
just like any missionary aim

turning in the carousel
today
just like any missionary aim

pass beneath the parasol
in the rain
just like any minister ordained

pass beneath the parasol
in the rain
just like any minister ordained
Track Name: Queens
the insurrection of a queen
at the hands of her
country men
all for a crown she could not renounce

and the fields replete
with wheat that her
majesty
neglected to plow and reap

she says that you're free
to leave any time
you need
just hang up your hat at the door
just hang up your hat at the door

the billboard has been
painted once more
for us to keep track of the score

the placard is posted again
for everyone's eyes to see

the routine marquee
is hoisted above
placed just outside of reach

the concierge
calls your name
at the end of your extended holiday

you exit the scene
and keep what you meant to leave
a briefcase of royal
loyalties

the green currency
piled in a heap
on your desk
is all that is left of her regime

she said you were free
to leave any time
you need
at the border of New York you'll sleep
at the border of New York you'll sleep
Track Name: White Collar Girl
a professional love
a professional projection into
the right direction
I would direct a dollar
to a white collar girl
white collar girl

a promotional program
promising success I won't
postpone the test
don't want to wilt your flowers
my white collar girl
white collar girl

I'm no paladin nor a prince
nor a palliative pimp
I'm just a regular kid
but I would ascend the tower
to meet my white collar girl
white collar girl

white collar girl
white collar girl
white collar girl
white collar girl

with a set of high dollar pearls
and a head of golden karat curls
and a collection of rare ceramic urns
with the flag that has yet to be unfurled
I'm looking for a
white collar girl
Track Name: Pantheon
in the pantheon
of our excursions
we were holding on
to our own preferred version
we stood at the podiums
in front of the curtain
before it was drawn apart
laid bare for public witness

and we shook each others' hands at the curbside
and we shook or nodded heads and scowled or smiled
and we scheduled a time
to agree on a time
we can all agree in due time
we can all agree to decide
who will be the one to resign

from the office
of self-appointed interest
where can we go to beg
and barter for forgiveness
or can we continue
to go about our business
and pay no mind

as we look at what we've scrambled to acquire
can it hold a candle to an open fire
can it tolerate the time
that remains on the dial
and stay refrigerated on ice
and hibernate away in exile
and be exonerated from trial

in the pantheon
of our excursions
we were holding on to our own preferred version
we stood at the podiums
in front of the curtain
before it was drawn for our
constituents to witness

we can all agree upon
a time
Track Name: Vaseline
blessed be the bleat of the sheep
sheared for a fleece
a merchant's means of currency
is his belief
mercy me oh mercy me,
mercy me
a surgeon's fee for surgery
isn't cheap
Vaseline is all I need to properly breath
the work week's remedy
must-see TV
alert me when the time has come
to go to sleep
mercy me oh mercy me
mercy me
tell me when the perfect priest
has come to preach
I'll be waiting on my knees
to be released
from

wrong or right
raw or ripe
Track Name: Supper
a bowl is better than a plate
a bowl is better than a plate
a bowl is better than a plate

the rail that holds the train
the rail that holds the train
the train that holds to the rail

carries the coal and the freight
carries the coal and the freight
carries the coal and the freight

from point B to point A
from point B to point A
from point B to point A

the track that has been laid by strangers
because the tax has been paid by strangers
at the dinner table sit

the boat is held at bay
the boat is held at bay
the boat is held at bay

rope is tethered to the sail
rope is tethered to the sail
rope is tethered to the sail

ferries the soldier to his fate
ferries the soldier to his fate
ferries the soldier to his fate

a cargo stowed away
a cargo stowed away
a cargo stowed away

the navigation made by strangers
because the map has been traced by strangers
at the dinner table sit

everything you used to stir with a silver spoon
everything you used to stir with a silver spoon

a wooden ladle will have to do
for distribution of the food
at the dinner table sit

at the dinner table did you take the seat
assigned to you?