Flying Raccoon Suit Makes a Friend

by Flying Raccoon Suit

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1.
03:28
2.
01:22
3.
03:13
4.
01:45
5.
02:14
6.
7.
04:47
8.
03:14
9.
02:06
10.
01:10
11.
03:24
12.
03:54
13.
04:06

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released December 9, 2016

December 9, 2016.

Andrew Heaton - Guitar, Vocals, Trombone, Trumpet, Banjo, Melodica
Jessica Jeansonne - Vocals, Melodica
Derek Kerley - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Joshawa Billiot - Bass
Guillermo Gibson - Tenor/Alto Sax
Nevin Applewhite - Alto Sax

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Scott Smith - Trumpet, tracks 1, 2, and 12
Ryan Tierney - Glockenspiel, track 6

Album art by Shelby Gable
Recording and Production by Flying Raccoon Suit / Derek Kerley at Kerley Studios

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Flying Raccoon Suit Biloxi, Mississippi

Flying Raccoon Suit is an indie-ska band in the Mississippi Gulf Coast. New album 'Flying Raccoon Suit Makes a Friend' out December 9th!

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Track Name: Screens
Oh look a new fad, tell me that I need that
Just enough to stoke but this beast's a new slight
Oh look a new fad, tell me that I need that
It's another day away but we could swear we're finding new heights
Too many times scraping by makes it hard to move on
And I don't know what's what anymore

Keep your screens or you'll go blind
You don't want to risk falling behind
I can't see, it's all so dry
I'd rather be left alone

Our time is wasted, the walking sedated
Glaze over our eyes, but we're somehow upright
Our time is wasted, the walked sedated
Glaze over our day, but it looks so bright
Such a big wound to cauterize makes it hard to live on
And I don't know what's what anymore

I must have missed our descent
An open stride to loneliness
Now there's no turning back
It turns out this train's off its track

Keep your screens or you'll go blind
You don't want to risk falling behind
Just can't seem to say goodbye
I'd rather be left alone
Track Name: Placebo
Let's spend our lives just waiting for the end
It's all a race towards losing relevance

Just walk on by, you won't ease my mind
It's all alike, it's getting trite
Just walk on by, you won't ease my mind
It's all alike, it's getting trite

Backs against the wall
More often we'll argue than ask why

We dug a grave a garden's what we meant
We built a plague and hope's our medicine

Back against the wall
Give me a placebo, I'll be fine
Track Name: Crawl
No apathy-penned letter stands
Try to break myself of all of these demands
Sideshow act doing simple tricks
For some pity laugh that I can't stand at all
Guess I'm gonna have to crawl
Guess I'm gonna have to

Faux controller's changing hands
Seems I'm waking up as quickly as I land
Only knew to break and stall
Some state of mind that I can't stand at all
Guess I'm gonna have to crawl
Guess I'm gonna have to

Seems it's got to be for something
Or am I just filling a space that you wanted to leave?
And we're told we'll rise from nothing
Every day it's getting harder to believe
Seems it's got to be for something
Or we're all just filling space to get out now
Through this looking glass we're not meant to last
Thought it'd look better today

Now I've got no face
Now I've got no place
Guess I'm going to have to crawl
Track Name: Proud
One by one our world's deflated
I'm surprised we ever made it
All my neighbors make me want to say I'm sorry
Maybe this is the last one
Maybe this is the last one
When will we get farther from the era?

I'm not proud of things I haven't done
It's not a war and you haven't won
Hating other people never made me want to wave a flag
Our collective mind will soon stagnate
Let's hope we can abate
Track Name: Homesick
I woke up in a state, a state I know too well
Guess it's just another day, a day in hell
Sorry end to inoculate my mind against
Another case of sitting on the fence
Looking to erase like the end of an old, bright star
Circumstance can only get you so far
Thought a different place would put my mind at ease
But there's always somewhere else that I want to be

But I've got a way to go
Just want a place to call my own
But I've got a way to go
And I just wanna go home

I traveled round for years and it just seemed that it built my debt
Sense of deep-seated indifference is all you get
Somewhere I had lost my spark
Bouncing off of roads and walking in the dark
Met someone who said hold on it's all uphill from here
Unconfident and not sure what to do
Dropped anchor and I waited there for you

Sick and lost, oh well
I can't agree with myself
Now I can't keep pace
It's just too much to replace
Need to find out what I need for moving on but
It always comes back to first base
Track Name: Scavenger
You see what's going on
A cold barony of the setting sun
And on the ground beneath we just keep pushing past
Our world just limps along
Some parts erased it started out so strong
We started at the face now we're picking at its bones

Would you just lay prone 'til the writing's on the wall
Would you bitch and moan 'til the water's all gone and all
That's left is a place that we've dried up and debased
Waiting on our scavenger

Half-dead and overwrought
No way to save more than we forgot
On the ground beneath we race to build our cast
And I'm restless, our defect is surrounding something so connected
It seems inescapable but I just can't agree

Would you just lay prone 'til the writing's on the wall
Would you bitch and moan 'til the air's all gone and all
That's left is a place too poisonous to embrace
Waiting on our scavenger

Would you just lay prone 'til our writing's on the wall
Left are rocks and bone, from our discourse comes distaste
And we can't see what it means in the first place
Together we efface to swallow a pill that's too big to engulf
Something about it is too hard to give up

Would you just lay prone 'til the writing's on the wall
Would you bitch and moan 'til our time's all gone and all
That's left is the wake of a home built out of spite
Don't turn out the light
Track Name: Cocoon
We felt the calm air stirring
Wonder if some day we’ll do it all again
It seems a long time coming
From inside my den
I feel a great swarm crawling
As though my head strings tunnels up and over the moon
I feel an old voice calling
This sick and dry cocoon

Before I find my way
I’m never coming back

We’ve heard the things that follow
Seen the way things cut off staring over a pen
Reticently swallow, burrow deep within
Before we find our shells in sway
Let’s hope for more than words can say

Before I find my way
But still that voice echoes

We’ve tuned our heads to the climb
For years we’ve cultivated
Awaiting clemency with no reply
I don’t know why I waited

Before I find my way
I’m never coming back
Track Name: Robot
When you’re a robot everything looks the same to you
It doesn’t matter what people put you through
Everything stays the same, everything stays the same
It doesn’t seem like such a bad thing
We all keep going ‘til our batteries die
We all keep going ‘til our batteries die

Why do I care at all
The world’s so big and I’m so small
We’re all built to wear a disguise but
The wool comes off and the words escape me
I probably should have said nothing
I know you don’t think much of me
Chalked up to a glitch if I recall

When you’re a robot everything feels the same to you
Just another task pushed in my queue
Everything stays the same, everything stays the same
It doesn’t seem like such a bad thing
We all keep going ‘til our batteries die
We all keep going ‘til our batteries die
But maybe we’re on an isle
And we’ve still got time to fly away
Track Name: Mississippi
Going down to Mississippi
It's such a pity, didn't have to be so bad
So morally backwards, you won't get the last word on me
Mississsippi - sometimes it's not so bad (but usually it is)
Track Name: Medicated
Planned obsolescence in me
Something that I hold dearly
Unspoken hypochondriac
That’s just another side effect

Where are the tools that I lack
To help a mind serrated
By now we’ve heard it all before
But being fixed is overrated

We’d like to find a new path
Maybe this one’s less downcast
A cure-all chemical bath
Maybe I can sleep at last

And when they start to take effect
They’ll change our whole perspective
Track Name: Parasites
Grown to like our cage
Guess we can't be blamed
Signs all stay the same
Some connected dream
Window per reality
Some new factory
Each new day drains
Looking back with an unfamiliar face

I can't believe that I'm surprised
Still and swarmed by parasites
I can't believe it took so long
Now it's gone
I can't believe that I'm surprised

Fifty images for a "way to go"
Syncing up with something that we don't know
Living off of breaks in life will cause that sting
It grows
Everything we do is syndicated
Don't know who we are and it weighs on my chest
Internet presence of hosts and parasites
Working out how to sleep at night
Each new day drains
Looking back with an unfamiliar face

I can't believe that I'm surprised
Still and swarmed by parasites
Trading problems at a loss
Now I've lost
I can't believe that I'm surprised

I can't believe it's really nothing
Running but stay in the same place
I can't believe it's really nothing
Fake smiles running through our veins
Track Name: Empathy
Who could seem so brute
No ambition, yet I just can't sleep through
Bang your head against the wall
Something seeping through
This condition of waiting to exhume
Do you ever really regret?

Is it time, is it time?
Could be but we're stuck on our alibis
It's not right, it's not right
But it makes all these down-stricken lullabies
And it goes down the same way it did before

Is it empathy or apathy? That bit just chokes them
Empathy or apathy? That bit just chokes them
Empathy or apathy? Remote control them
Empathy or apathy? That bit just chokes them
That bit just chokes them