Sound Is A Moving Thing

by Joe Terry

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recorded june 29 - dec 28, 2002 at bi-fi studio ames, ia.

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released April 22, 2003

engineered by: j. williams, a. hefley, p. fleming, a. hawkins, j. terry
mixed by joe terry

featuring:
carl adams -cowbell 8
weston daily -drums 4, cymbal 9
evelyn finch -piano 7
matt fisher -drums 1
jeremy grace -drums 7
adam hawkins -guitar 1
leah reeves -clarinet 8,9
jeff shannon -bells 10,13 slinky 13
natalie uhl -flute 9
joe williams -saw 8,9,13

all songs by joe terry except "24 hours a day" by p. fleming and j. williams

"sound is a moving thing" contains excerpts from Exploring Music (bordman, landis, andress ©1975 holt, rinehard, and winston inc.

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Track Name: Open My Eyes
i open my ears to hear you sing
i open my eyes to watch you sing

i open my ears to hear you sing
bah rum pum pum pa da bum bum bump
i open my eyes to watch you sing
bah rum pum pum pa da bum bum bum bump
yeah

i open my ears to hear you sing
bah rum pum pum pa da bum bum bump
i open my eyes to watch you sing
bah rum pum pum pa da bum bum bum bum

yeah
yeah!
Track Name: Lost Inside an Animal
deep in an urban place
far from the forestry
a man lies hungry for
something he never had before
it began as a meal
into his mouth it went
into his stomach it grew
arms, legs, skin, hair

soon he began to change
he was no longer the same
his chest a foreign thing
one, two, three, four
in time the man was lost
lost inside an animal
deep in the forestry
far from an urban place
Track Name: 24 Hours a Day
my love comes with a warranty
30-day money back guarantee
full line of accessories
24 hours a day

installation it is free
visit the showroom just you and me
exceptional customer service
24 hours a day

voted best in the state
you and i could be first rate
experience you can trust
24 hours a day

so call for and estimate
my schedule's free you'll probably fit
one call can do it all
24 hours a day

if you fall in love in love with me
free pick-up and delivery
dedicated to quality
24 hours a day
Track Name: Ex-Proper
finally a break in the quiet lake
that spills through the veins of a piped country
filling up the commune for which it stands
and into the glass of our ex-proper
who's Delaworn-out in Arizona
Colorado away
fooling around on an island
Colorado away

covering an earth in a single spell
by stream by river sea and ocean
soaking in the land with a toxic touch
and into the home of good ex-proper
who's Delaworn-out inside a prison
Arizona away
finally a break in quiet lake
Arizona away

fooling around on an island
fooling around on an island
fooling around on an island
fooling around on
Track Name: The Forest
the forest seemed a lovely place
to spend an afternoon in quiet
i woke to find the day's sunshine
had been traded for the blue of the night

i felt my way through the twilight brush
trying to find a way back
there was a camping grounds
i was drawn in by the light of the fire

the fire fed my cold cold hands
the camping grounds appeared to be safe
but all the tents had been torn apart
as if something had attacked them in their sleep

in a dark cave slept a grizzly bear
dreaming of a forest without work
i was on the run
racing to the moon behind the trees

suddenly i was on a path
i raced down that path and fell off a ledge

the river's water was icy cold
as i drifted around it's narrow bends
i was finally free
i was on my way to the sun
Track Name: Firewashed
it came to be in a dream
all things yellow began to bleed
into their surroundings
soon all was one color

see the world all in one
saturated golden tone
fading fast under the sun
soon there'll be another
Track Name: Don't Go
don't go back all for the sake of a dollar
sure i know i just have to be sure
once you tried to split me into three
times over for days in a row
i saw it coming way too soon
but i couldn't imagine it ever ending

and if you run away
there's so many things to get taken care of
like how will we ever divvy up your stuff
and i agree with you who needs stuff?

if i was like you i'd head to the forest too
i'd take off sprinting like a wild horse
if i was like you i'd head to the forest too
i'd take off sprinting like a wild horse

and every time i think of last summer
all those stupid moves we made were brilliant
and now how we've grown so serious and dull
i'd like to forget everything i've learned

and if you run away
there's so many things to get taken care of
like how will we ever divvy up your stuff
and i agree with you who needs stuff?
Track Name: Sound Is a Moving Thing
spoon hit a pan stick on a drum
knock on a door ring of the phone
sound is a moving thing
that makes you tap on a counter

air through a pipe makes a whirring sound
the locust at night make a shrill
sound is a moving thing
make a clang on a flagpole

the roar of the bus going down the block
spin of the wheel at the carnival
sound is a moving thing
that makes you hum at the grocer's

blow through your lips
breathe through a clarinet
squeeze an accordion
take a bow to a bent saw
or bang on a cowbell
sing with your given voice (sing a sound)

because sound is a moving thing
that makes you dance in the hallway
sound is a moving thing
that makes you yell in a tunnel
Track Name: Trilight
all the soaps that mommy loves
five hours a day in the kitchen
no more talk of rodeos
they're making a maze in the garden

a swinging brother in a tree
skins the top of the branches
a rabbit's tapped into the well
follow his steps through the thicket

went down a long path
that leads to a shed

the rusty chains hold it down to a plank
a jagged hook flags the skin the in air
the rabbit's gone
Track Name: Holysmoke!
the cowboy led his string dark horse
and climbed the trail to the mountain top
where the bones lay a tyrannosaur
exposed by the earth that had worn away
the cowboy knelt by the skeleton
and kissed the cheek of it's hot dry skull
the beast drew in the desert air
and released a cloud of thick white smoke
the land turned to the dinosaur
and took in the fumes that it had let
the sky unleashed a heavy rain
unto the earth for several years
that took them all back to a time
before the cowboy's people lived
and every fossil rose to join
the animals and they all sang
(that's it)
Track Name: Waterspout
"damn!"