Candy Corn / Small Ghost

by Sometimes the Cat

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Yo...lo. This EP was originally intended to be released for Halloween 2013, but I couldn't get it together in time. And then it was supposed to be released for Halloween 2014, but I couldn't get it together in time. Oops. But here it is now.

This EP features selections from my new album coming (hopefully) this spring, as well as some old outtakes that have been spruced up a little.

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released February 1, 2015

SOMETIMES THE CAT:
April - vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, keyboards, melodica, Stylophone, kalimba, drums, etc.

WITH HELP FROM:
Charlie - sending me Small Ghost
Josh - brainstorming some lyric ideas
Lily - letting me use her piano
Seth - idea for "The Imaginary Couples' Retreat"

All music and lyrics written by April.
Produced and mixed by April.
Artwork by April.

Special thanks to Charlie, Haley, and Lily.
Daniel, Luke, Will, and Winston too.

Dress Dress Dress Recordings
GRR 016

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Sometimes the Cat Eugene, Oregon

Sometimes the cat does what she wishes, but sometimes she doesn't. Either way, Sometimes thinks you should live your love through everyone.

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Track Name: Candy Corn / Small Ghost
Candy corn fills the space above my fireplace
Orange, white, and yellow hues seep through the glass
Maybe you can have a few when you come home this afternoon
Before the light drains from the fading autumn sky

Windows fogging over as the rain pounds up above
Darkness settles in the rooms that we're neglectful of

Candy corn, when I'm left alone I tend to hide
The doors are locked, the curtains tied, the windows shut
Days and days without you, time I'd waste on wasting away
I'm isolated and I need your help to break me out

Wrapped between the blankets, holding on to keep us warm
Overhead we hear the crack of thunder in the storm

Candy corn, there's a time of day when there's no sun
The candles flicker in the moonlight
Everything melts around me; walls turn into dripping wax
Please don't wake me 'til the morning

Small ghost, it's time to wake because the moon is overhead
Small ghost, don't ignore me; I know you heard what I said
Small ghost

Climb out from the covers, dress yourself, don't make a sound
Only one night of the year, the monsters are around
Although the costumes of the children try to scare them away
They need a little helping hand, and that's why you're here to save the day

Small ghost, do you remember all the days when we were young?
Small ghost, there isn't time for me to tell you 'bout the sun
Small ghost, you're protector of the Earth on Halloween
I know that you're scared but you are what the people need
Small ghost

Learn to recognise the monsters even in the dark
They have made a hive of sorts at the south of Monroe Park
Make sure that your sword is sharpened, glinting metal blade
Someday many years from now, the people all will say

Small ghost, can you whisper all your secrets in my ear?
Small ghost, we're surrounded by haunts & spooks; nothing to fear!
Small ghost, don't forget to bring the flashlight from the wall
I hope that you know I love you even though you're small
Small ghost
Small ghost
Small ghost
Small ghost
Track Name: Play in the Rain
Mother says I'll track mud all through the house
Father says I'll sully his new hiking boots
Mother says she'll then need to help me wash up
Father says he doesn't want me out

Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain

Brother says he doesn't want to go outside right now
Sister says she's too busy with friends
Brother says he's got a lot of work stuff to do
Sister says she's sorry, but it's much too wet

Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain

I just want to play in the rain
It makes me happy, it makes me happy
I just want to play in the rain
It makes me happy, it makes me happy
I just want to play in the rain
It makes me happy, it makes me happy
I just want to play in the rain
It makes me happy, it makes me happy

Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain

Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
Wanna play in the rain, I'm not mad or insane
Just wanna play in the rain
(Pots and pans, clap your hands
I know, I know
Pots and pans, clap your hands
I know, I know)
Track Name: The Imaginary Couples' Retreat
Welcome to the imaginary couples' retreat
Everybody sit down or grab a bite to eat
If you have a partner, take them by the hand
And you can just waltz straight out the door

Please be my guest, step inside
No need to be afraid or search for places to hide
Everybody already knows you're scared
But everyone knows we've all been there, so

Welcome to the imaginary couples' retreat
Everybody sit down or grab a bite to eat
If you have a partner, take them by the hand
And you can just waltz straight out the door

We saw you out on the balcony
You gazed at the ocean waves in the frigid breeze
Someone unobservant would probably have thought you were just tired
But we knew there was more by the telltale signs
A tear in the corner of your eye
Your face bleak and foreboding
Leaning on the railing on Valentine's
Trying to hide your feelings inside, so

Welcome to the imaginary couples' retreat
Everybody sit down or grab a bite to eat
If you have a partner, take them by the hand
And you can just waltz straight out the door

Welcome to the imaginary couples' retreat
Everybody sit down or grab a bite to eat
If you have a partner, take them by the hand
And you can just waltz straight out the door
Track Name: Kindness
Kindness
All the time
Needing
I'm not ashamed
Asking
If it's okay
Listening
To my hollow words

Let us hold hands and walk together
Over my dead body
Over my dead body

Kindness
All the time
Needing
I'm not ashamed
Asking
If it's okay
Listening
To my hollow words
Track Name: Half a Mind
The daytime, the nighttime
Losing track of where you were
Looking up at the light
Keeping track of the time

Don't let yourself go
We know the point is to sit back and enjoy the ride but
Don't let too many seasons pass
We don't want you to leave us behind and tossed aside

We've grown unused, our time has passed and now you're moving on
Your never-cared-for hair hangs like curtains over your eyes
You can't see us anymore, you've convinced yourself that we don't want you too

We can't believe how distant you've become in just a few weeks' time
You think that we've become so far away we can't see through your lies and
Things didn't have to be this way, you've brought this on with your thoughtless decisions

The daytime, the nighttime
Always thought you had half a mind
But you gave up some time ago
Only now, I think that you know

We've grown unused, our time has passed and now you're moving on
Your never-cared-for hair hangs like curtains over your eyes
You can't see us anymore, you've convinced yourself that we don't want you too

We can't believe how distant you've become in just a few weeks' time
You think that we've become so far away we can't see through your lies and
Things didn't have to be this way, you've brought this on with your thoughtless decisions