The Lightning Bug Luau

by Sweetbleeders

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released August 1, 2008

Robin Vining- voice, guitar ,piano, keyboards, trumpet.
Mark Erickson- guitar, voice, keyboards.
David Marquez- bass, Percussion.
Steve Dueck- Drums, percussion.
Kevin Cardoso- Trumpet.
Mike Red - Trombone.
Mike Hall- Tuba.
The Lightning Bug Luau (with Fernini at Mooder Tar Castle) was recorded and mixed August 13th-19th 2007 at Catherine Vericolli's 513 Analog.
Engineered by Mike Hissong.
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE.
Album artwork by Dena Johnson.
Photo by Casey McKee.



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Sweetbleeders Phoenix, Arizona

Sweetbleeders first emerged on the Phoenix, AZ music scene in 1999 with their brand of alt rock and baroque
pop that is often likened to the music of Califone, Wilco, Rufus Wainwright, The Zombies and Radiohead. Sweetbleeders craft enduring pop melodies and surround them with a variety of musical textures.
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Track Name: Motormouth
I miss your soft motormouth
and all the sweet dreams you paid me with
They threw rocks at me while you held a camcorder to your eye
and you laughed and sang a spiritual
in enormous gospel voice you never knew you had...until the moment came to tell you it was time

And the shitspeaking comes, fresh turds on my tongue
I was young, but I knew better
Better not try to pull a slow one over your eyes.......the conversation lies in muted death as the space engulfed our breath between us

No one, no one's ever gonna know

Then we kissed hard, but it was much too hard
I couldn't stop thinking about your overbite and how it might push through my gums, take over my lungs...there's no way I could cry
for help while you were chewing me

so I agreed to run away, with you anyway
even your husband said we made such a great couple
couple of bite marks here and there
but no worry no scare
I'm afraid we just might get away with it

but no one, no one's ever gonna know
no one, no one's ever gonna know
no one, no one's ever gonna know
Track Name: Spider Mama
You're sweet because you're dumb
don't know what's going on
you're special, that's the word they use
you stumble on your tongue

You're dumb because you're nice
you took the wrong advice
while others claw and fight, you pretend, you pretend that you're that kind of man

I don't know much, but I've been thinking why can't it happen, what I've been dreaming?
I feel stupid just for asking
but it seems everytime I really try I just can't make it happen
Will you help me to be good enough for you?

the Spider Mama eats her children
she just wants something more fulfilling

you pretend that you're that kind of man
Oh well.