Fantasy Island

by Andy Klingensmith

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01:29
2.
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?
3.
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
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02:10
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
5.
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"
6.
02:21
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 I 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
7.
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
8.
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
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02:40
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
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02:36
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

about

Fantasy Island was written sporadically in East Lansing as I finished my bachelor's degree, and eventually recorded entirely in a Logan Square bedroom. It's about the vacations you can't afford, the 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, my parents, and the people and records I love.

Album artwork by Noel Fielding.

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