Candy Corn / Small Ghost

by Sometimes the Cat

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1.
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
2.
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)
3.
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
4.
01:53
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
5.
02:37
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

about

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
Lesley - 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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