Background Music

by Ultraviolet Hippopotamus

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released August 21, 2006

Brian Samuels - Bass guitar, Vocals, Mandolin
Joe Phillion - Drums
Sam Guidry - Guitar, Vocals, Bass
Travis Compton, Guitar, Vocals
Cameron Rye - Keyboards, Saxophone

Special Guests include:
Seth Bernard and May Erlewine
Russell Olmsted on guitar
Ryan Wilson on Keyboards

Recorded @ My Damn Records
Engineered, Mixed and Produced by Russell Olmsted and Ultraviolet Hippopotamus

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Ultraviolet Hippopotamus Grand Rapids, Michigan

“This Grand Rapids band does the groovy, experimental, jam-rock thing in a way that would make Frank Zappa proud.”

Brian McCollum - Detroit Free Press

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Track Name: Kindred Spirits
Spiral ladders in your skin
Only blueprints of your kin
You were taught what to believe
But is that what you perceive?

Those pieces never fit
If that's all you're gonna get
Do you want to know?
Then look around or let it go

The truth is hidden or it's undefined
Pieces of it shine through the grand design
and when you think that you have answers
Then you're no where near it
you gotta pick up clues from kindred spirits

You pay for knowledge, wisdom is free
Subjective to your morality
Cuz an evil man is always doing what he thinks is right
While the good guys are out picking fights
Magnets will throw your thoughts around
Leaders will try to hold them down
Music may set you free
If you listen carefully

The truth is hidden or it's undefined
Pieces of it shine through the grand design
and when you think that you have answers
Then you're no where near it
you gotta pick up clues from kindred spirits
Track Name: Little Miss Brown
I know you know, cuz she was there right from the start
I hope you dont think that i was trying to break your heart
I dont play games. That's what I thought you were trying to do
I place the blame on me cuz I know it wasn't you
Now here we are and the tables have turned

i hope you don't try rolling his dice
I dont want to see you make the same mistake twice

Have you met little miss brown
Prettiest girl in this whole damn town
I know she'd be good to me
But I just dont want to be

Miss Brown why cant you see
There is something wrong with me
It's nothing that you did at all
It's just that I dont want to fall in love

Rumors will grow, that's why i always keep it real
you and i know the truth about how we feel
you're on a roll, so please be kind to your mind
he's an asshole there's so much better you could find
Just don't settle for what ever comes first

I hope you dont try rolling his dice
I dont want to see you make the same mistake twice

Have you met little miss brown
Prettiest girl in this whole damn town
I know she'd be good to me
But I just dont want to be
Miss Brown why cant you see
There is something wrong with me
It's nothing that you did at all
It's just that I dont want to fall in love
Track Name: Background Music
Don't pay attention this is background music
If you listen too long we might make you sick
The "real" rock star will be up in a minute
So don't pay attention this is background music

Look out everybody cuz here I come
I got fancy pedals, i don't need no drums
The kids, they come here, just having fun
But it's just background music so pay no attention

Don't pay attention this is background music
If you listen too long we might make you sick
The "real" rock star will be up in a minute
So don't pay attention this is background music

Every Wednesday night is New Year's Eve
And this is my Red Rocks so you better believe
I got the same exact tricks up my sleeve
so don't pay attention to them pay attention to me

Don't pay attention this is background music
If you listen too long we might make you sick
The "real" rock star will be up in a minute
So don't pay attention this is background music
Track Name: Move Your Ass
Spewing out nonsense cuz it's fun
Cuz you're gorgious in the sun
Shaking your hips baby, pucker your lips
down to the floor, beg for more

I love thunderstorms
I've gotta beat that's gonna keep you warm
Nasty little diddys 'bout dancing with someone who's pretty

Strut your ass back out onto the floor
Shake til you cant shake no more
jiggle them bones til it's time to go home
you came to have fun and we aint done

Dont worry things are gonna happen
it's raining why dont you keep on laughing
Dont worry things are gonna happen
It's raining why don't you keep on laughing

Spinning in circles like a gypsy queen
getting down to the sound of a funk so mean
I throw my bottle in the trash to keep the dance floor clean
then i back on the scene like a dancing fiend
When I feel the music flow up into my heart
That's when i start to flail my arms and my other body parts
and my feet take over and there's nothing I can do
When all of the sudden I bump into you
Stuck stiff standing right in everybody's way
not even bobbing your head like the fellas cant play
getting pissed at people having fun in your face
Then I guarantee that you came to the wrong place

If you dont like to dance that's what the balcony's for
If you dont like the music then there's the fucking door
We came to have fun but you dont wanna
can somebody give this guy some marijuanna
Track Name: Sea Shells
When the summer sets behind the skyline and the cold wind starts blowing through the trees
Like tears of the earth the leaves fall to the ground and the water rolls in from the sea
you can find her there on the shoreline and she whispers oh so softly

She said the seashells are singing
bout the rhythym of the sea
and the waves are all reminders
of the feeling to truly be free

Well the box that she lives in aint heated and tires have no treds
her health is fading like the sunset and here pockets cant afford the meds
and at the shoreline the seashell is calling but she's the only one that hears what it says

She said the seashells are singing
bout the rhythym of the sea
and the waves are all reminders
of the feeling to truly be free
Track Name: Lay Off (The Cream Soda)
I got this little woman
She's about as tall as Yoda
But she can make the earth quake
when she drinks the cream soda
I got this little woman
She can belch like thunder
sounds like an avalanche
coming out from under

That's why I say
"Watch out for yoda, lay off the cream soda"