Helicopters

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When you are loved, someone has your back. They should be able to come and get you out of a jam.

lyrics

In my heart of darkness
I will send a helicopter
to retrieve you from the
embassy rooftop over there
where the policies left you stranded.
From the empire’s ramparts over head
where your love is left abandoned.
Viet Cong, King Kong. bonus army send in MacArthur.
Manila, Godzilla, a broken heart send in my CV.
Everything comes at too high a cost
Everything might get lost.
Everything is Everything
they sent reinforcements,
they are not replacements
they are not you,
they can't be true.
Everything comes at too high a cost.
Everything might get lost.
Everything is Everything.
They hardened your defenses
but left you defenseless,
you protect me, I protect you.
In my darkest hour we will fight the
industry that would enslave you
in the circus in the theater,
from the air we hound them all.
On the beaches, on the landing fields,
in the streets and on TV.
Documents of governments
make monuments and they
squander your credit.
We infidels want stem cells
while imbeciles
get rock-paper-scissors.
Everything comes at too high a cost
Everything might get lost.
Everything is Everything
they sent reinforcements,
they are not replacements
they are not you,
they can't be true.
Everything comes at too high a cost.
Everything might get lost.
Everything is Everything.
They hardened your defenses
but left you defenseless,
you protect me, I protect you.
In my weakest minutes
I will second a chariot to impress you.
Firebirds and firebrands
beat old sedans when rotors turn.
Owed her tender odes to aircraft
aloft we go and embrace the sky.
Valentines, x-ray spex, sea monkeys,
send in the coupon.
A skunk ape, great escape,
Persephone Is collecting flowers.
Everything comes at too high a cost
Everything might get lost.
Everything is Everything
they sent reinforcements,
they are not replacements
they are not you,
they can't be true.
Everything comes at too high a cost.
Everything might get lost.
Everything is Everything.
They hardened your defenses
but left you defenseless,
you protect me, I protect you.

credits

from Feathers and Wax, released July 16, 2012
lyrics, vocal, electric guitar: Eric Cavanaugh.
music, arrangement, electric bass guitar, orchestrations: Maria Zaccaro.
drum programming: Cavanaugh/Zaccaro

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illicitizen New York, New York

Illicitizen are a varied mix of thought provoking lyrics, melodic bass grooves and spikey guitars. Without fail the duo is noted for exposing norm violating rhythms and lyrical eccentricities. The constants are dramatic and demonstrative vocals and a stimulating bass beat. ... more

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