Into Your Stocking

by 4Shadows

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burning red underwater i'm coming up for air but i don't know where i'm diving down... what's that sound? underground... a cave is shaking in the dark things without eyes crawling around always march in time up and down whips chains are not the only way coercion another commercial tv gives marching orders thank god i'm free thank god i'm free from superstition i don't believe in an old man watching me from his throne scowling in derision thank god i'm an atheist oh yeah thank the lord jesus i am an atheist i don't believe in myself thank god i am an atheist i don't believe that's odd and i want you to try it the church of an atheist is the corner bar and he worships at all hours thank god i am an atheist i write my own scripture on toilet paper every time I shit yes, so thank god I am a proud atheist and i'm not superstitious we all meet the same end thank you thank you thank you thanks a lot thank god! running running running she said, keep running! but.. but... but.. but... what are we running from? she said, keep running just keep running keep running just keep running but... what? she said, don't die from lack of motion keep on running but what are we running from?
christmas, christmas it only comes once a minute this time of year you gotta swim through it it's a sewer you call this progress? christmas, christmas what do you want for christmas? have you been behaving yourself? how much do i owe you? have you seen my memo? christmas... eight tiny reindeer eight tiny reindeer lie dead on the highway dead on the highway eight tiny reindeer pulling santa's sleigh eight tiny reindeer lie dead on the highway it's christmas! merry christmas eight tiny reindeer dead on the highway santa claus is on a rampage he just did some cocaine and he's been snorting it all his livelong days but this is the first time he's smoked it aw shit, everyone's running for cover santa wants a new lover he injected a screw serum into his wrinkled member santa is coming! santa is coming! santa is coming... INTO YOUR STOCKING! CIA plane full of cocaine CIA plane full of cocaine CIA plane full of cocaine CIA plane full of cocaine it's christmas it's christmas it's christmas it's christmas it's christmas it's christmas it's christmas it's christmas just a little bit... just a little bit... just a little bit... MORE!
Holy Relic 03:54
Bo Diddley phallus locked in the kitchen--it's christmas Bo Diddley's phallus don't misunderstand please try to understand 14 billion eyes all dreaming they see the same moon and stars in the sky they close their eyes when they go to sleep at night 14 billion eyes Bo Diddley's penis hole in a cave everybody worships it in a million years it's a holy relic it's a holy relic have you seen the penis hole of Bo Diddley? Ronald Reagan's adult diaper it's a holy relic let's bury it it's radioactive JFK's back brace it's a holy relic
Sheila 05:33
what are you waiting for? got no reason to go out got no place to call home why do you try so hard? got no reason to punch Sheila she is asking, why do you try? ...she lies
guys like you are a dime a dozen you think the sidewalk was made for you? well i think the sidewalk was made for me just for me of all the people think they have thoughts there's one thing most of them forgot-- and that's they're god and that's their god baby you left me rain on my face back against the wall baby you left me feeling about 1 foot tall and that's their god baby you left me sinking in a swamp i'm a prisoner of the german army and that's their god baby you left me lying in the ground stuck in a tree burning in my own misery all the things i never felt baby you left me lying in the mud
snow will fall on you and i don't let it get in your eyes fukushima falling down on you radiation the most important night of your life don't die on christmas don't die don't die baby please don't die don't die on christmas (if thoughts could kill) fukushima snowfall we'd like a good surprise it melts your skin burns out your eyes world never ends it'll make your hair fall out don't die it'll make you weak please don't die don't die on christmas please don't die at least wait until next year that would bring me down baby please don't die don't die on christmas let me know if you're feeling strange we'll go to a doctor he'll perform a biopsy, an x-ray, and a colonoscopy don't die on christmas! baby please don't die... it's the birthday of jesus! wait until EASTER! wait until Easter and there's a chance don't die on christmas that you might come back don't die on christmas fukushima snowman fights fukushima snowball fights everyone dies ho ho ho! merry christmas! don't die on christmas baby please don't die oh it feels so good of all the days you could choose to die why did it have to be tonight? just when i was starting to feel alright dammit baby you know it why'd you have to die? the afterlife is very boring it's sitting around in a room with magazines forever! she's coming back
i got feelin's you got feelin's i got feelin's feelin's feelin's feelin's feelin's you've lost your mind you've got feelin's i touch feelin's
Melted 02:10
Brainfrost 01:43
are you sure you wanna be free? it means responsibility it might be easier to turn on the tv don't you want it to be easy? turn off your brain and think about nothing chicken wings!
Storybook 04:20
i wish it would be as easy as falling out of a tree storybook found it in the woods but no one could read it except me see 'em running across the fields why they running? they're running away from me i'm so sorry hi! how are you? me? i feel fine i've been sleeping i go deep inside now i'm dreaming i see you there why are you hiding? it's just me and you here in this barrel we're gonna go over soon so let's not quarrel
oh shit man oh shit fuck it all oh man we're going deep i've got a new submarine something smells i don't like it was it you? cz it wasn't me oh shit, man aw shit it wasn't me oh shit man we're going hella deep hella deep hella deep
Secret Santa 00:26
don't go away


THIS IS NOT A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS RECORD. It is more a hard-rocking satire on religious dogma, empty rituals, and mindless consumerism which can be enjoyed any time of year. 4Shadows play improvised rock which draws on punk, metal, blues, and jazz influences with ironic lyrics that mix absurd poetry with social critique. This anti-Christmas album kicks Santa's ass. Sorry! Get used to it.


released December 25, 2012

Recorded live and unrehearsed at The Vault, Seattle Dec 2, 2012 with no overdubs or mixing.
Players rotate all instruments: Will Kitchen, Jesse Paul Miller, Matt Wainwright, Robert Zverina
Edited and produced by JPM


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