Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Record Details

Released:
2005

01. Clap Your Hands!
02. Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away
03. Over And Over Again (Lost And Found)
04. Sunshine And Clouds (And Everything Proud)
05. Details of The War
06. The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
07. Is This Love?
08. Heavy Metal
09. Blue Turning Gray
10. In This Home On Ice
11. Gimmie Some Salt
12. Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood

 

 

 

 

01. Clap Your Hands! Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away Over And Over Again (Lost And Found)

Run the lip off sunshine shore
Betray white water
Delay dark forms
Slap young waves on wooden bones
Don’t touch the laughter and away we go

Away we go

CLAP YOUR HANDS!
But I feel so lonely
CLAP YOUR HANDS!
But it won’t do nothing
CLAP YOUR HANDS!
But I have no money
CLAP YOUR HANDS!
But it don’t seem like me
CLAP YOUR HANDS!
Are you up to something?
CLAP YOUR HANDS!
Where’s my milk and honey?
CLAP YOUR HANDS!
But I just look funny
CLAP YOUR HANDS!
I’ll just wait awhile

As time alone stands still for some
stuffed sailor up with eyeball sun
and if by castle ship should stray
it has like you no chosen fate for
it’s tongue-tied caboose that leads
this ragged lad, this finger-flipping
mom and dad (for what is worth some
aimless steer?) And should mouth
confuse my foggy mirror and reveal
what is not there I shall take this
unbound train away…

02. Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away

I found
A new face
A new image staring back at me
Let the Cool
Goddess Rust Away
Let the Cool
Goddess Rust Away
You so different
In a different way
But what goes up has so far down to fall
So go salvage
Some of that human dignity
It’ll be a long
Hard
Road

 

03. Over And Over Again (Lost And Found)

I heard it from a friend
The Revolution never happened
Sigh
A little die
No more a child
Goodbye

Now where’s the woolen sweater
You mentioned in the letter?
Imply
The other guy
And scandalize the lion

A clean shave in the morning
And a full beard with no warning
Time has gotten by on alibis and wine

Success is so forbidding
But it makes me think I’m winning
Quiet
Dim the lights
Adopt another lifestyle

You look like David Bowie
But you’ve nothing new to show me
Start another fire
and watch it slowly die

 

04. Sunshine And Clouds (And Everything Proud)

Instrumental

05. Details of The War

Bloody sheets
Tenderly she moves on
An opera star
Dying hard for love
You say I’m hurt
I will take your word

Leather pants
Happiness
A hundred dollars
Buy success
Hanging with your fashionable whores
And I’m a wounded bird
I will take your word

You and tom (you and tom)
To the prom (to the prom)
Camel dick (camel dick)
Crucifix (crucifix)
Everyone’s the same and on and on
Emerging from the football stands
Clinging to his broken hand
It’s over I have seen it all before

Nakedness (nakedness)
A flying lesson
Tattered dress
Sunburned chest
You will pay for your excessive charm
With a boy who knows
less than he thinks
Drinks up his expensive drinks
Be careful with the DETAILS OF THE WAR

 

06. The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth

Once – The dogs have quit their barking
“Son,” – my neighbor said to me.
“Know the emptiness of talking blue
the same old sheep.”
Run – I’ll do no more this walking
Haunted by a past I just can’t see
Anymore
Anymore

But let me tell you I never planned
to let go of the hand that has been
clinging by its thick country skin
to my yellow country teeth

Far – Far away from West Virginia
I – Will try on New York City
Explaining that the sky holds the
wind the sun rushes in and a child
with a shotgun can shoot down
honeybees that sting
BUT THIS BOY COULD USE A LITTLE STING!

Who – Will get me to a party?
Who – Do I have yet to meet?
You – You look a bit like coffee
and you taste a little like me
How – Can I keep me from moving?
Now – I need a change of scenery
Just listen to me I won’t pretend to
understand the movement of the wind
or the waves out in the ocean or how
like the hours I change softly slowly
plainly blindly oh me oh my!

 

07. Is This Love?

You’re so much different than me yes
I know
And I’m my only enemy
Pain is all that I can see oh

I see you’re climbing a tree
and I know
That it’s easier to be up high in
the air than on the ground
And it’s love, etc.

You say you can’t say anymore
You’ve already said it before
In a million different ways which
were all not quite right
The rain is loud on the ground
well I know
But I don’t even make a sound when
I come around oh
And you say I’d be better off dead
this I know
But it’s no use hiding this pretty
head in the ground
And it’s love, etc.

And we can do the zarathustra
We can do the broken fist
We can tear down all the borders
Or abbreviate the list
And when finally the finish line
emerges from the mist we’ll sound
a soft alarm

 

08. Heavy Metal

Now all the secrets of old age
They tell us we should really stop
They implore us oh
They should adore us oh

It’s been a year and now we find
We’re lost behind enemy lines
They’re gunning for us oh
But they never even met us oh

What happened to our heavy metal?
What happened to our coat of arms?
We find that we’re stuck in the middle
Picking up the pieces of our hearts

And there will be no comfort
For all that we have lost
The actors seemed so happy
But somehow ended all washed up

What happened to our heavy metal?
What happened to our coat of arms?
We find that we’re stuck in the middle
Picking up the pieces of our hearts

 

09. Blue Turning Gray

Instrumental

 

10. In This Home On Ice

Blue you radiant blue
I don’t know how you can stand next to me
You you talk like a noose
And only confuse my perplexity
Now that I’m so sad and not quite right
I could dance all night
I could dance all night

Shake your rattle-snake skin
And become a part of society
Wait on down the highway
To see how far I’ll come a-run a-run
run running
All that we had salvaged from the fire
Was a waste of time
(But) what a waste of time

Should I trust all the rust that’s on TV
I guess with some distaste I disagree
With quite a fashionable dispassion for
the dispossessed under-stressed
gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme
and I don’t care if you don’t like it
or just don’t see

Now that we’ve fattened the cow
And set out to plow unknown enemies
“Wow!” shouts the startled crowd
“How now did you see what I did see?”
the ravaged cabbage drifts on dark red skies
and it looks so nice
gee it looks so nice

shout just let it on out
confusion becomes a philosophy
down we’re reaching the town where we
don’t have to stand around and look
over our shoulders
hell I never knew was what we made it
let’s just take it slow IN THIS HOME ON ICE

 

11. Gimmie Some Salt

Sally hit the pavement
Wineglass in her hand
Sally’s rearrangement
I’ll never understand
But little did I wonder
(little did I try)
her little bit of thunder
her little bit of lightning
(lightning)

Sucka sucka MC
Sing my favorite song
Sing it for the dancing
Sing it for the somber one
Curious velocity
Brought me to a halt
Flatten me my baby
Gimmie some salt

She was always asking
Where’s the nearest bar?
Pedal on the gas kid
Getting playing hard hard
I was in the kitchen
Cooking up a shark
Sally’s out preparing
Witty remarks

 

12. Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood

Now that everybody’s here
Could we please have your attention?
There is nothing left to fear
No now the bigfoot is captured
But are the children really right
alright alright

There is danger in the night
There are things we can’t control but
Will we give ourselves a fright
When we become less than human?
There are people who say why oh why oh why?
Now there are other ways to die
oh why oh why?

But upon this tidal wave
oh god oh god
But upon this tidal wave
oh god oh god of
Young Blood
Young Blood
Young Blood
Young Blood
Young Blood
Young Blood
Young Blood
Young Blood

We are men who stay alive
Who send your children away now
We are calling from a tower
Expressing what must be
Everyone’s opinion
“They are going out to bars
and they are getting into cars
I have seen them with my own eyes.”
“AMERICA PLEASE HELP THEM!”

They are child stars . . .