Taking Back Thursday

by The Styop Quoons Experience

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The second Styop Quoons Experience album, notably less shitty than the first. This album is noteworthy as being the first album on which I actually play guitar, instead of just programming GarageBand instruments.

Just about every selection on this album, with the exception of the weird vocal filler tracks, were recorded on different Thursdays. At the time I was working on this, Thursday was a day I was always guaranteed to have off, so I designated it as music day. In case you haven't figured it out by now, that is why the album is called Taking Back Thursday. Who am I taking it back from? Uh, I'm not sure. How about that band Taking Back Sunday. They had no permission to take that particular day, so I'm taking Thursday from them. They can suck it. If you are in that band and are reading this, then suck it. And you're not allowed to sue me for illegal use of your album cover, either, because I took the rights to it along with Thursday. Where was I going with this? Oh, yeah.

The aforementioned weird vocal tracks were taken from recordings a friend and I made in high school. "The Fish" is a recording of an actual phone call we made. The intro is from a really weird sound file that he sent to me at one point.

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released July 12, 2009

ALL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY STYOP QUOONS EXCEPT:
"Sunshine of Your Love" music and lyrics by Eric Clapton
"The Taster" music and lyrics by Lawrence Fischer

PERSONNEL:

Styop Habukkuk Quoons - Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Programming
Anaconda Hans - Bass Guitar on "We Keep Them Alive"
Sir Runcible Spoone - Bass Guitar on "Diggin' Out"
Dr. Bean, the Rock 'n Roll Mexican - Vocal on "Rattlesnake"

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Track Name: White Man's Thursday Blues
There's a guy over there
In a comfortable chair
He does not want to stand
There's a guitar in his hand

Hey everybody, have you heard the news?
There's a white guy singing the blues

It's a quarter to ten
He woke up early again
He did not want to wake
But he had a headache

Big hangover from too much booze
There's a white guy singing the blues

He'll be famous someday
But that's a long time away
So he plays his guitar
And dreams of being a star

Grab your coats and grab your shoes
There's a white guy singing the blues

Another white guy singing the blues
Track Name: Hollywood Wax
Lyrics:

I was a ghost from long ago
Last night in this dream I had
In life this man would run around
Burning all the things that made him mad

But one fine day he died in a fire
Not of his design
So now he's an angry ghost that wanders around
Setting fires all the time

The ghost I was in the dream last night
Went down to Hollywood town
He found it cheap and made of wax
And resolved to burn it all down

But as that molten wax flowed forth
It soon was plain to see
That now the world was flooding with wax
At a most alarming speed

The very next day when I woke up
There was a riot outside my door
And in the streets a river of wax
That hadn't been there the night before

That evil ghost had posessed my brain
Against my own desire
Now we're all drowning in Hollywood wax
I made when I set that fire

Now we're all drowning in Hollywood wax
I made when I set that fire
Track Name: We Keep Them Alive
They live with us
They ain't good for nothing
We give them little treats but they don't care

They stay home all day,
And while we're working for our pay,
They shit in tiny boxes
That we keep beneath the stairs

And when we come home
We find ourselves stepping
In the vomit that they leave upon the ground

Now I feel annoyed
That my carpet was destroyed
And I still can't figure out
Why we want them around

But we keep them alive
We keep them alive
We feed them and we feed them
But damned if we know why

The hair all o'er the sofa
Makes me want to sneeze and cry
But Jesus Christ almighty
We still keep them alive

I leave my home early in the morning
And I come home tired
Round 'bout half past five

You're always sitting there
In my one and only chair
And I still don't understand
Why I keep you alive

But we keep them alive
We keep them alive
We feed them and we feed them
But damned if we know why

The hair all o'er the sofa
Makes me want to sneeze and cry
But Jesus Fuck almighty
We still keep them alive
Track Name: Rattlesnake
lyrics (if you need them):

Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake

Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake

Here comes a rattlesnake
Here comes a rattlesnake
Here comes a rattlesnake
Here comes a rattlesnake

Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake

Hey, there's a rattlesnake
Hey, there's a rattlesnake
Hey there's a rattlesnake
Hey there's a rattlesnake

Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake

Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake
Rattle rattle snake

There goes the rattlesnake
There goes the rattlesnake
There goes the rattlesnake
There goes the rattlesnake
Track Name: Sold Out
lyrics:

Would they want to meet me
If I sang more sweetly
Maybe they would love me
If I weren't so ugly

Sing a song and make it
Beautiful and vacant
Maybe I should try it
People seem to like it

The song that made me famous
I pulled it from my anus
Even though I hate it
At least I finally made it

Probably couldn't beat it
Now I must repeat it
God this is a dull route
Wish I hadn't sold out
Track Name: EAT MY BRAIN
EAT MY BRAIN, AND IT WILL GIVE YOU POWER.
Track Name: Love Me a Little Bit More
lyrics:

I was nearly half asleep
When I put my hands upon the sink
Not knowing what disaster
Such a harmless act would cause

For presently when I stepped back
I felt a squish and heard a crack
I hope that's not a hamster
Was the thought that gave me pause

A single look beneath my shoe
Confirmed my greatest fear was true
Poor Fluffy's guts were spilled out
All across the bathroom tile

I asked myself what have I done?
No more will Fluffy ever run
Inside that little wheel
That used to really make him smile

Fluffy died today
Don't know what to say
Wish it wasn't so
She must never know

Don't panic now I softly said
Nobody even knows he's dead
Just flush him down the toilet
And we'll say he ran away

I flushed away the guts and mess
And with a sponge I did my best
To clean up all the remnants
That might leave a stain one day

I thought it was the perfect crime
But presently I heard a whine
And whimpering coming from the door
That led out to the stairs

I turned around and promptly saw
My daughter standing with her jaw
Hung open and I asked her
How long you been standing there?

Fluffy's gone away
Someplace far away
Young one don't you cry
Everything must die

I didn't see your rodent when he ran through the door
I stepped on him and now he is a part of the floor
You think that you could love me just a little bit more?
We'll buy you another pet when we're at the store
Track Name: My Wife is a Refrigerator
lyrics:

I found myself an angel
I married her last night
I think she is so beautiful
She makes me feel alright

She stands there in the corner
She doesn't say too much
She's made of shiny metal
And icy to the touch

Late at night the silver beams
Of moonlight through the window came
To permeate the darkness
And I saw her square metallic frame

We met inside my kitchen
When I walked through the door
I said you come here often?
I ain't seen you before

What's your name? I asked her
She gave me no reply
She just stared back seductively
Through unseen vacant eyes

There beside the radiator
On the darkened kitchen tile
I married my refrigerator
She can always make me smile

Every night I come to her
She makes me feel complete
I sleep each night upon the floor
Silent at her feet

Not a word she's said to me
Since I made her my bride
But when she opens up I see
She's full of food inside
Track Name: Diggin' Out
lyrics:

Dug myself a hole
Hide me from the rain
Rest my tired legs
And my addled brain

Trail was washed away
And I cannot see
Friends are far ahead
Think they've forgotten me

So I'm digging down

Spider overhead
Where I used to be
I'm listening to her
She's listening to me

I'll stay where I am
Safe here in the ground
Deep inside the earth
Where I won't be found

So I keep digging down

I'm deeper down
Than I've ever been
Don't think that I want
To see the light again

But I must go back
Back to my home
Cause the Earth is cold
When you're all alone

Now I'm digging out