Favorite Monsters

by Douglas Gwilym

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"Fold your wings & unhinge your jaw: feast upon Favorite Monsters,
16 tasty little horror-pop sojourns into madness."

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released May 9, 2019

written & performed by Douglas Gwilym

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Track Name: Dirt & Water
Dirt & Water
I like to talk to you
You make me feel real keen
I give you what you need
Make you go up in green
You were a shoot and now
Your arms reach for the sun
And I could almost swear
You're reaching for that gun
I like the way you make me feel
I think it's symbiosis
There's more than one way to be real
It's just like dirt and water

I leave the lights down low
I feel them getting near
Our arms are intertwined
The water running clear
I haven't been to work
They're in for a surprise
They walk right in my house
I take their hands in mine
The water flowing red
We photosynthesize

I like the way you make me feel
I think it's symbiosis
There's more than one way to be real
It's just like dirt and water

I like to talk to you
You make me feel real keen
I give you what you need
Make you go up in green
You were a shoot and now
Your arms reach for the sun
And I could almost swear
You're reaching for that gun

We photosynthesize.
We photosynthesize.
Track Name: Face
Face
I can't help but notice
That you wear a person mask
But you mustn't think you're fooling me
I will come right out and ask
Are you hiding 'cause you know that
There's no place for us to share?
Underneath the glass and rubber
I can see me lurking there

You've got my face
There's no way I'll let it stand
I'm coming for it
Can't let it fall in the wrong hands
I've got the tools
And I can use them on the run
You've got my face
You've got it staring at the sun
Track Name: Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home
You should never, have ever
Put your high rise up on me
Stuck me with these shoes
Put me up upon that tree
Now I'm back to let you know
I can really shake 'em down
I'm a burning eskimo
I'm-a murdelize your town

Take me to the bottom
I'll rise back up to the top
I'm a toaster on the edge
And the water's nice and hot
Can you hear me on the line
I've got my thumbprints in your eyes
I will never never stop
Don't know how to compromise

I may be trapped inside the bones
Of your home sweet home
But I've got a hunger in my soul and
You're the shape to fit the hole

I'm all the faces in your book now
I've got your passwords in my brain
I'll give you microwaves and hell and
Put your goldfish down the drain
I'll put my tendrils in your love
And I will make her understand
I am everything you've lost
I am everything she planned.
Track Name: She
She
She's as shy as an oyster
She's happy as a gun
You will never understand
She thinks that you're the only one
Got a kisser like a grizzly
Eyes like soda cans
She wants to take you in her arms
Wants to make you hold her hand

She knows you
She knows you
She knows you
Like the back of her hand

Your eyes are so shiny
And your teeth are so white
Your hair would make a pillow
That would get her through the night
She's in the next aisle
When you're at the grocery store
She still can wait a little while
To get you on the floor
Track Name: That Shuffle
That Shuffle
I do that shuffle
I do the thing my people do
I walk the walk and eat the eat
I never tie my shoes

You are my favorite midnight snack
I hem you in with a little help from my friends
We launch a protozo-attack
We put you down, we tuck you in

To our agenda and our creed
And you will never be alone
Your head rolls up across that purple rug
Right up the steps, ascends the throne

And you don't ever have to worry
That what you do is in the wrong
'Cause you are us and we are you
We justify us with this song
Track Name: Tight
Tight
Hold your dolly tight, little man
Or her arms may do bad things in the night
Hold your dolly tight as you can
And you'll never have to die
Track Name: Mean Uncle Mogwrath
Mean Uncle Mogwrath
I got tired of all this making
What am I a factory?
Y'kids don't listen and you're crazy
Had the nerve to try to murder me

Just like your uncles, aunts, and cousins
Take two eggs, make a rotten egg
I'm a tell you what it wasn't
Show you what's inside my hollow leg

Mean Uncle Mogwrath is taking over here
See if he coddles your sorry ass
See if he lets you drink that beer
He's a mountainous, mandibled mollusk of death
And you'll do what he says or he'll poison your breath

Your mother
And I
Are going
To Reno
Track Name: Someplace Is
Someplace Is
You all fill the air with your
Favorite fears
Ghosts and demons, twin pearl smiles
Trolls and tears

And I don't know that running's not a
Real wise thing to do
But they don't look so big to me
Not so big I don't want to see: around, past, through

I've got this thing
That I think I'd like to try
Give the monsters a rest, give your legs a break
Let's all be someplace, let's all lend a hand
Someplace is a place to stand
Track Name: Secret Shoes
Secret Shoes
You think you know me
You think you know that of which I am capable
You think you've seen what I can do
I'm the city you live in
I'm the towers above you
But I've got a secret set of shoes

There's a robot geek
Who I call Papa
He's not the only one in the Triangle
Who's seen too much Voltron
But he's the one
With the nanites and wire
He's the only one who put the switches in
And turned them on

I stretch my legs
One of them is the Gulf Tower
I'm not interested in destruction
Though I make Godzilla look like a turtle
There's no need to fear me
We are one and the same
The time has come for dancing
Don't mind the rain
Track Name: The I.K.
The I.K.
Nibik was insufferably smug
No one knew his first name
But they knew his mind on everything
From Zoroaster to aspartame
He knew so much by his esteem
He didn't need to do things
He talked and talked and never stopped
About perfect things and true things

The Internet Kittens came for him
On the first night they could think of
The I.K. came and ate his face
The Internet Kittens on parade

When Garbage Girl met Nibik, it was
Junk at first sight
She was contrary as a five-year-old
He was a god of always right
She made their love a spectacle
A waggling tongue of purple prose
Her words couldn't get a thought across
But she sure looked down her nose

The Internet Kittens came for her
On the first night they could think of
The I.K. came and ate her mouth
The Internet Kittens on parade

And there's another one
Dinosaur's only son
Got a skin so thin, don't nick it
He started everything, but will he finish it
Before they throw him in that thicket?
When Garbage Girl and Nibik
Staked their claim and laid it down
He promptly crumpled like a doll
Rewound himself right out of town

The Internet Kittens came for him
On the first night they could think of
The I.K. came and ate his heart
The Internet Kittens on parade
Track Name: The Wolves Are Whispering
The Wolves Are Whispering
The wolves are whispering
That it's time to make our move
We've played the fool ten thousand years
We've been patient and true

Have you ever known a wolf
To have a poker tell?
Our yea is yea, our nay is nay
We've used the time well

The prophecies are very clear
We'll let you play your final card
Then peacefully take bench and throne
There's no need to make it hard

Gehuil
Urlik hyle
Urlik hyle vyt
Midradradra
Menggonggong
Panagminatay

And then will come ten thousand years
Of Hunt and Prowl, of serve the pack
Of elevated nourishment
A time to howl

Gehuil
Urlik hyle
Urlik hyle vyt
Midradradra
Menggonggong
Panagminatay

Gehuil
Urlik hyle
Urlik hyle vyt
Midradradra
Menggonggong
Panagminatay
Track Name: Green Hair Red
Green Hair Red
Sometimes I don't know what I gotta do
To get you to come

At Christmas I've got reindeer
In November, I've got two white sparkling fish
How could you not think that was the bomb?

It's hard to keep up with the lingo
Reception's tough in a tidal pool
But I died my green hair red
Keep up with Kim through the fish in school

Sometimes I don't know what I gotta do
To get you to come

A girl's gotta eat, you know
A girl's gotta eat
Should I try another frequency
I want to make you complete

A girl's gotta eat, you know
A girl's gotta eat
Should I try another frequency
I want to make you complete
Track Name: V Babies
V Babies
"It's a colony of Egyptian hog-nosed mega bats, Hinkins.
It's the find of the century!
Hinkins...?"

We fly as high as we want to
We fly as high as we can
We don't remember mothers
We're sure we never were a fan

We see ourselves in the water
And maybe we look like them
But we'll never miss the way they combed our hair
Or the red-faced count to ten

The earth clothes us in its soil
Our needs are met in the clouds
There's no need to talk or toil
When we don't want to
We don't come down

Their teeth are dull, they cannot fly
Let's not talk about them anymore
Our teeth are sharp, they do the job
Like bolt cutters through the chain on a door

We sleep together, upside down
In pajama feet and tattered gowns
If we ever came home for a hug
We'd leave you sleeping on the rug

The earth clothes us in its soil
Our needs are met in the clouds
There's no need to talk or toil
When we don't want to
We don't come down

("Hinkins...?")
Track Name: Walkie Talkies
Walkie Talkies
I get it, you're excited
To know somebody who can do it too
All those years of listening, no one hearing
But don't make me hulk out on you
I work alone, but anyway,
I can see you at a glance
Matching walkie-talkies in our brains
But we haven't got a chance

You like that sport
I like laughing at people who like that sport
Your politics isn't left or right enough
Your religion isn't black or white enough
I tag your house
You call me a vandal
I see what you do with that toilet paper roll and
It's a scandal

I get it, you're excited
To know somebody who can do it too
All those years of listening, no one hearing
But don't make me hulk out on you
I work alone, but anyway,
I can see you at a glance
Matching walkie-talkies in our brains
But we haven't got a chance

You like that book
I like laughing at people who like that book
Turn signal isn't left or right enough
Your handle isn't loose or tight enough
I burn your house
You call it... arson
You can never know another person
You can never know another
Track Name: Big Boy - Yorokobi
Big Boy / Yorokobi
Big Boy I've been looking
Been looking for you all my life
You overturned my schooner
And you terrorized my wife
We won't be done here
Till I've got that trophy head of yours
We eschew fun here
We only know the love of war

Yorokobi
I'm here to play
I have arms enough to love everyone
I understand everything you say
We will be friends until the end
You like fun too? I'll show you how we dance
I juggle my friends in Greenland
While I tickle with my friends in France

Big Boy I've been looking
Been looking for you all my life
You overturned my schooner
And you terrorized my wife
We won't be done here
Till I've got that trophy head of yours
We eschew fun here
We only know the love of war

Yorokobi, I'm here to play
You're my very favorite pet
I have loved you in every way
Your toys are the funnest yet
I hope you'll never leave me
Though I see that you are tired
You can do it, don't stop fighting
Play is play's own reward
Track Name: Go Home
Go Home
A.T. go home now
The novelty's worn off
Write an app to get your ship back
Bike past the moon and don't get off

Hatey has a hand in all that junkmail you get
He hasn't had to fill out a form since I-don't-know-when
Bad memories of chicken pox turn to shingles, set your soul on fire
Can't catch him with a candy trail, fire tongs, or chicken wire

It's him who cuts you off in traffic
When you need him, he's always on the phone
He's shouting in your movie
He may be the cancer that ate Rome

A.T. go home now
The novelty's worn off
Write an app to get your ship back
Bike past the moon and don't get off

A.T. go home now
The novelty's worn off
Write an app to get your ship back
Bike past the moon and don't get off

Bad penny, worst dollar
You choose your words with care
But he will take them and he will twist them to
Sky-write your misery in the air

A.T. go home now
The novelty's worn off
Write an app to get your ship back
Bike past the moon and don't get off

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