Fantasy Island

by Andy Klingensmith

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Fantasy Island was written sporadically in East Lansing as I finished my bachelor's degree, and eventually recorded entirely in a Logan Square bedroom while my girlfriend was at work. It is my first release in over two years. It's about the vacations you can't afford, people you don't have time for, a city you can't escape, and a happiness that you sift out of it all. I hope you like it.

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released September 14, 2016

Written, composed, recorded, and mixed by Andy Klingensmith.

Mastered by Joel Boyea.

This album was made in loving memory of David Cadieux and Scott Morris.

Special thanks to Nick Bertling, Veronica Hapman, my parents, and the people and records I love.

Album artwork by Noel Fielding.

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Track Name: Why Do? (You Even Love Me)
I suck
I'm lame
Why do
you even love me?

Well I love you too
But that's nothing new

I drink
too much
I'm such a pain in your ass
And I bitch
I moan
but you give me a free pass

What can you do?
but all that you do
Gahdamn I love you
But that's nothing new

I'm so tedious
I make a fuss
So needy, plus I'm lazy
Please don't get me
started on the
gahdamn sex appeal

I suck
I'm lame
Why do
you even love me?
Track Name: Have Some Fun
I'm not afraid of making a fool
out of myself in a crowd
or at work, or in the street
It's much too much a treat
to be able to beat
self-consciousness, it's oh so sweet!

La la la la la la la la

You might be shy but I
promise it's nice just
to stop and have some fun
You might not die if you
stomach your pride and
you stop and have some fun

It's much too much a treat
to be able to beat
self-consciousness, so sweet!

La la la la la la la la

I'm not afraid of making a fool
out of myself in a crowd
or at work, or any place I
feel like having a nice bit of fun

Don't be scared of what they're thinking
Only worry about you
They won't have quite as much fun
as you are, I think I'll leave it at that
Track Name: Madeline
I had a dream about you
late last night
Don't take your glasses off
it makes you seem so slight

I would give you anything
just to know you're well, alive
and you're still kicking
Call me Niko like we did
back when you were old and
I was still just a

kinder, meine Frau
What do I do now?

I wish I dreamt about you
every day
Just so I could practice
the things I learned to say

I would give you anything
just to know you're well, alive
and you're still kicking
Call me Niko like we did
back when you were old and
I was still just a kid
Madeline, kommen zurück
It has been so long and
I just need one more

look, but meine Frau
I don't know what now
Track Name: Be Home In a Few
I can't wait for you
to be home in a few
I'm ready for the scoop
A headline for the troops
Of course we always knew
You'd be home in a few

But it's not always true
Sometimes it gets askew
And I am in a queue
One other thing to do
But you always come through
"Be home in a few"
Track Name: Signifikiss
The morning is the most important time
to kiss the girl who's mine

Whisper
"Go back to sleep
Be back soon"

Time don't pass
cos time ain't fast
Least it's not when I
am not with you

I wake up when the sky is cold and blue
So I need warmth from you
Please kiss me like you mean it
Kiss me like you mean it
I know that mean it

Remember this one just in case
I never return to this place
I'm gonna give death a good chase

Time don't pass
cos time ain't fast
Least it's not when
I am not with you
Track Name: For Ourselves
All the friends that I hope that I don't lose
from me moving, well, we all had things to choose

And the choices that we all had to make?
Well I say yeah

Let's keep in touch
It hurts too much

Choices that we all had to make
We made them for ourselves
We made them for ourselves
And I say yeah
Track Name: Fantasy Island
Fantasy island
is calling to me
Phantom and silent
in fog on the sea
I'll pick berries
up high in a tree
Keep you warm with
a shelter of leaves
No worries on the beach
It's just a dream

I'll dig a hole
in the sand
so we can keep
some selfish wishes
from others looking to keep
this vacation from me
cos I'm not sharing the beach

Far away from this place
there is another, bathing in light
Where the warmth on your face
feels like your mother, holding you tight
And happiness, it falls like rain

All the food that you taste
it doesn't smother, it sits just right
And the beer in the case
is never bothered by cans of Sprite
And happiness, it falls like rain
Track Name: The Living
I'm dreading the door
and the coconut on the floor
I filled all the bismarks with gore

So the living will follow
me home and swallow me whole
I wake up again and I go

Life can be a chore
Still to die could be such a bore
So I watch the things I ask for

Cos the living will follow
me home and swallow me whole
Cos the living will borrow
your breath, tomorrow your soul
And you'll never get back what they stole
You're slowly full of holes

I should not complain
They have not yet got to my brain
But they have the smell all the same

It's a wage
not a cage
and it pays
to stay living
Assuage
all this rage
and you'll stay
with the living
Track Name: Out
A forest
unmoved by wind
A tidal wave
put down again
A planet
that will not spin

Ten fingers
around a neck
A cup to drown
every insect
Then whispers
beneath the deck
Let go of
this wooden shield
It only takes
It will not yield
If you want
a chance at happiness
not loneliness
you must learn how to speak

A mile into my chest
there's a part of me that's screaming out
A drowning desperate
part of me that sees the air is reaching out
It's desperate for a reason
not to speak its mind and wait it out
And these won't be the perfect words
but let me get them out
out, let me get them out
OUT

A forest
dancing with wind
A gentle wave
flows back then in
A planet
content to spin