Songs for Mara

by The Red Plastic Buddha

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She came down from the sky one night she came down from the stars She came to save the human race but she just gets drunk in bars No Plan 9 from this girl She left it all behind she looks at me through silver eyes and I just lose my mind She's so high, she's an alien She wanted to fit in she said so she learned to play the drums She got into my LSD but it just left her numb I wanted to get into her but things just don't match up Me, I got the bottle but she don't have the cup She's so high, she's an alien She's so high, she's an alien to me.
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You dropped in from the ceiling once again I never know quite how or why or when You come with melting ice cream or a song You come around baby, but you never stay for long Those melting water colors never change Those little white pills always made you go so strange We were lovers once or twice before but every time we do, I wake up on the floor with everything uncertain, rearranged Those little white pills always made you go so strange Those melting water colors never change Those little white pills always made you go so strange You dropped in from the ceiling once again
3.
Being Human 05:16
some people are good at making money some people are good at making rules some people are good at taking orders some people are always willing fools some people are good at Revolution some people are good at being hard some people are good at drawing borders some people take everything too far But I'm no good at being human Some people are born to be always on the outside looking in Some pieces don't fit Some people are really just born in the wrong place at the wrong time there's no sense in it some people are good with big decisions some people are staring at the sky some people are running out of answers some people can only wonder why But I'm no good at being human
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Go 06:00
Everyone's a dinosaur, but they don't know supersonic minotaurs that never grow Nothing gaining traction reason no reaction Second hand is a nervous tic as the poison flows Slouching into Bethlehem, now comes the night out of place as Nephilim slip out of sight chaos is the passion mercy out of fashion All at once the bottom drops, it's a go. Ghost dancing in the boardroom, the CEOs still making plans for the Viet Kong they've lost control Better angels falling fast better choices didn't last And now the madness comes - it's a go.
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Flash and steady, always ready the first one on the scene step inside open your mind all are welcome Lights are flashing, cymbals crashing A place for everyone nothing to hide gather the tribe as we step into the sun We're gonna trip inside this house come on and trip inside this house. All for one and one for all it's the only way to be no more sides no one divides and here everyone is fee All the birds of a feather have spoken All the dreamers of the dream have woken And all the children of now and then will show the lost the way again and if you feel it come on let it out Come on and trip inside this house Colors shifting image drifting brothers take my hand I am yours, you are mine and this is the promised land Lights are flashing, cymbals crashing a place for everyone come inside stay for the ride and we all will have some fun We're gonna trip inside this house come one and trip inside this house
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Girlfriend 05:38
Can I call you my girlfriend I'd like to call you my girlfriend but I don't have what it takes to win your love I wrote you twenty-five letters I guess i should have known better now your friends are laughing at me from above A girl like you is awfully hard to find I really would like to know you There's lots of things I could show you Don't you know there's more to me than meets the eye But I know you detest me you'd like to see them arrest me I feel so much for you inside that I could die A girl like you is awfully hard to find There's a man who lives inside my head and he wants to know your name He asks about you while I sleep and he wants to play a game but oh, I will protect you I won't let him get through Whatever else may happen now I hope you know how much I really love you I thought that I was much stronger I thought that I would last longer but now I'm looking through his eyes and feeling ill I feel so bad for your family so innocent and so happy until they met me here tonight with time to kill A girl like you is awfully hard to find
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Jupiter Gas 03:11
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Cosmonaut 03:31
I am the cosmonaut I'm taking all I've got and if you're feeling free come take a ride with me I think that maybe you know I'm more than ready to go I got the Kremlin behind me I've got a map to the stars and with Natasha beside me we'll make a home on Mars I think that maybe you know I'm more than ready to go All the groovers and NASA they're really digging on me and pretty soon we'll be surfing the Sea of Tranquility I think that maybe you know I'm more than ready to go
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I don't want to be with another girl like you I don't want to go through the things that you put me through You tease and you're cruel You make a man feel a fool And I don't want to be with another girl like you You're bangs and you're boots and you've got a certain groovy style You knock me on my heels when you flash your million dollar smile When you breathe you turn me on but I know you're going to do me wrong And I don't want to be with another girl like you Ooh oh, I can't stop it ooh oh, I can't stop it I can't help myself I'm gonna pack my gear and then I'm gonna put you down You're going to feel bad when you notice that I'm not around But I run into a wall and I come a little when you call I don't want to be with another girl like you. Ooh oh, I can't stop it Ooh oh, I can't stop it I can't help myself Ooh oh, with a girl like Ooh oh, with a girl like with a girl like you
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When I come back from the dead I ain't messing around Get on the wrong side of me I'm gonna run you down When I come back from the dead I ain't coming alone Fifty million strong you'd better get back home When I come back from the dead When I come back from the dead I'll bring my zombie girl She loves me for my brains Yeah man, she's my world When I come back from the dead I wont' be moving slow I'll dig your daddy up and steal his GTO When I come back from the dead I got a call into George Ramiro my hypodermic super-hero He's gonna give me heaven or hell all depends what he's got to sell either way, I'm stuck on zero When I come back from the dead won't work no 9 to 5 My new full time gig is being un-alive When I come back from the dead won't be no room for doubt Zombie superstar I got it wall worked out When I come back from the dead When I come back from the dead When I come back from the dead

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Songs for Mara is the third album by Chicago's The Red Plastic Buddha. The name refers to Prince Siddhartha's struggle to overcome the demon of his own ego on the path to becoming the Buddha. The songs on this record make a break from the flower power psychedelia of All Out Revolution, with darker themes addressing addiction, obsession and madness. Although Songs for Mara reveals a darker side of the band, the songs still feature the melodic catchiness The Red Plastic Buddha have become known for.

Soon to be available on limited CD and vinyl via Space Cat Records.

credits

released August 1, 2014

Timothy Ferguson - lead vocals, bass guitar, backing vocals
Dav Kling - drums, percussion
Eric Ahlgren - keyboards
Aaron Barber - guitars

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Gregory Curvey - guitars, effects, tanpura, sitar
Pamela Richardson - guitars, backing vocals, tambourine
Brian Leach - guitars, additional keyboards
Todd Lazar - lead guitar
Phil Angotti - lead guitar
Lindsey Snyder - flute

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The Red Plastic Buddha were a Chicago based psych pop band that tried and failed. If you see the Buddha on the street - kill him.

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