Square Pegs Round Holes

by Ultraviolet Hippopotamus

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credits

released March 31, 2011

Brian Samuels - Bass guitar,Vocals, Kazoo
Casey Butts - Percussion, Handsonic, Glockenspiel
Dave Sanders - Vocals, Keyboards, Rhodes, Kazoo
Joe Phillion - Drums
Russell Olmsted - Guitar, Vocals
Sam Guidry - Guitar, Vocals

Recorded @ Wavefrom Audio
Engineered by Rob Savage and Ultraviolet Hippopotamus
Mixed and Mastered by Roy Wallace

Cover Art and Interior Art by Damon Butler
Art Direction and Design by Tracy Olmsted

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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: Giants
These trees towering over me
Make my route harder to see
I'm running harder everyday
But the giants always seem to get away

I've been running with giants

I want to be taller
I want a better view
When I can run faster
I'll be coming home soon
I know that you miss me
And you're proud of me too
So, when I get stronger
I'm gonna carry you

These trees towering over me
Make my route harder to see
I'm running harder everyday
But the giants always seem to get away

I've been running with giants

It's easy to forget
Just how much I've grown
I've been catching up with giants
You're on my telephone
It takes a lot of patience
You've been so great
Strong enough to carry me
Strong enough to wait

These trees towering over me
Make my route harder to see
I'm running harder everyday
But the giants always seem to get away

I've been running with giants
Track Name: Square Pegs Round Holes
You wear a smile upon your face
From a mile away you can tell it's fake.
No, you don't drive a fancy car.
Yet you act like a superstar.

But, you don't know
Your head, from a hole
And you're so low
Your head, in a hole

You hang around with cats who know where it's at
To bad they all talk behind your back
Do all the talking, that you want
We know you're full of shit, sorry to be blunt

But, you don't know
Your head, from a hole
And, you're so low
Your head, in a hole

Square pegs, round holes. Square pegs, round holes. Square pegs, round holes. Square pegs, round holes.

We, saw you get down
Got locked into a stare down
We, saw you get down
Got locked into a stare down

But, you don't know
Your head, from a hole
And, you're so low
Your head, in a hole

Square pegs, round holes. Square pegs, round holes. Square pegs, round holes. Square pegs, round holes
Track Name: Run Rabbit Run
Rabbit woke up about a quarter to twelve
Moved around his burrow in which he dwelled
Getting ready for his busy day
Of stealing the carrots from farmer Jay

Farmer Jay had a plan
For ridding the rabbit from his land
Invested his money in a wolf dog from hell
Mean ole' son of bitch name Azrael

Rabbit you know better
Than to be running in the farmers field
Though your soul is made of white light
Azrael's is as dark as the night, and he'll
Swallow you whole in one swift bite, and that will
Be the end of your life
So listen to me when I tell you rabbit, you got to
Run, Rabbit Run

Run Rabbit Run, Run Rabbit Run, Run Rabbit Run, Run Rabbit Run
Track Name: The Scar
Another passage of time
We're further down the road
Everything will be fine
I'm really glad you were born

Have I strayed far from my path?
Do I still know where to go?
If i sat down to do the math
Calculate all the things I know
Would I still remember?
Would it be enough?

My Hair turns from black to grey
Wrinkles forming by my eyes
There goes another day
Do I get another try
Or is it too late?

The suspense is killing me
I wish I were already there
Things are not how they should be
Is that my fault or just unfair?

I wont crumble in defeat
I will stand and take the scar
Learning is never complete
Though I've already come so far
I think I'm ready for more
I think i'm ready

Another passage of time
We're further down the road
Everything will be fine
I'm really glad you were born
Track Name: Medicine
Medicine wont kill the pain
Just chemicals running through your veins
A bleeding soul behind the skin
Open up and let the sunshine in
It might make you feel better

Overwhelmed and all alone
With thoughts you've lost or don't condone
The snow will thaw the ice will melt
And you'll remember how you felt
It might make you feel better

Rise, It's been a while
Crying is not your style
Try to put it all behind
Keep your chin up and smile

The nights get shorter the days get long
Something's new but something's gone
The birds return with cheerful sound
The roots are sprouting from the ground
It might make you feel better

Rise, It's been a while
Crying is not your style
Try to put it all behind
Keep your chin up and smile

Ball of fire in the sky
Makes me want to play outside
Let me take you for a ride
We got plenty of time

It's not hard to lose control
Watch the road don't watch your goal
You cant control what moves too fast
Enjoy the moment while it lasts
It might make you feel better
Track Name: DNT
A chance cross in paths,
two strangers walking down the road
One humming a tune,
the other liking what he hears
Excuse me kind sir
what is the melody that you sing?
It sooths my soul,
and carries it lightly on the breeze

You mean this old tune,
I've been singing since time began
I'll teach it to you,
come closer so you can hear
You lean right in,
but there's an obstruction in your ear
Try to pull it out,
your hand is reaching into your head
It pulls together and then...

The universe expands before your eyes
Infinite knowledge fills your life
Then music numbs your mind

A spiral of energy circling around, gathering up speed
Simplicity comes along, smacking you in the
Face to face now with answers that were there, all along
We are energy
To be, set free

When you come back down,
the ground-doesn't quite seem the same
The people you meet,
give you questionable looks at best
They don't understand,
you're confused when you try to speak

Your thoughts are unclear,
and the tongue fumbles the words
What a fool they think,
dismiss what you have to say
It should drive you mad,
but you sit in quiet bliss
One day they'll see,
it will hit like a gentle wave
And sooth the mind,
the body a feather in the wind
It pulls together and then...

Pretty colors light your eyes
As you grab a comet shooting by
Runs down your spine and through your toes

A spiral of energy circling around, gathering up speed
Simplicity comes along, smacking you in the
Face to face now with answers that were there, all along
We are energy
To be, set free
Track Name: The Marine
Drunken' fool, on the side of the van
Said he was a marine and he needed a ride
Sketchy man he was and not to my surprise
"Role up the window," Said Sammy to Joe
Another mile or two is how much further he could go
I thought you were a marine, should be tougher than that
Apologized, we did and then let him know
We are from Michigan and you're not on the way home