“Better Back Then” Lyrics

Home Is Where The Yard Is

From the album “Home Is Where The Yard Is” by Full Service
(All lyrics by Hoag Kepner, c. 2013 Full Service Entertainment, LLC)

 

Friendly pet goat
Smiley elephant
Friendly pet goat
Smiley elephant
Everything was better back then, should have been alive then
The spider creeps and, the spider sews, a silk secretion, the spider knows

Are there animals on this record
Hittin’ on a jar in the backyard naked
Midsummer song
All the monkeys in the live branch rustle
Climbing all around with your primate muscle
Midsummer song

I believe that I live like one
I believe that

Grouchy hippo
Hungry dinosaur
(Everything was better back then, should have been alive then)
Hawks got eyes and, talons, beak, raccoon lies and, hyena cheats

Are there animals on this record
Hittin’ on a jar in the backyard naked
Midsummer song
All the monkeys in the live branch rustle
Climbing all around with your primate muscle
Midsummer song

I believe that I live like one
I believe that

Invaded by cicadas
Shook the towel for scorpions and found one
Made my head numb
Once dark, climb in my big tent
Heard the frog croak all night long, she a loud one
Quite the rhythm

Friendly pet goat
Smiley elephant
Everything was better back then, should have been alive then

I believe that I live like one
I believe that

Invaded by cicadas
Shook the towel for scorpions and found one
Made my head numb
Once dark, climb in my big tent
Heard the frog croak all night long, she a loud one
Quite the rhythm

Everything was better back then, should have been alive then
Everything was better back then, should have been alive then

Friendly pet goat
Smiling elephant
Everything was better back then, should have been alive then
The spider creeps and, the spider sews, a silk secretion, the spider knows

“Like A Pony” Lyrics

Home Is Where The Yard Is

 

From the album “Home Is Where The Yard Is” by Full Service
(All lyrics by Hoag Kepner, c. 2013 Full Service Entertainment, LLC)

 

What does she walk like
She walks and rolls with her both feet don’t she, like a pony
What does she sound like
She sounds like home (never alone)
What does she feel like
She feels like love

I see them and they’re not far out
And I always think they’re drowning, need my help
I see them
And I always think they’re drowning, need my help (and they’re not far out)
And she swims to me
Ooo girl, ooo girl
Save your mama, and your pa
Ooo girl, ooo girl
Save your mama, and your pa
I never could return that favor

Galloping horses
Storm locked gates with your low-lit torches, burn ‘em open
The arrow in long flight
The art ago, surrender I know
You hit me in a rib
Knock down slow

I see them and they’re not far out
And I always think they’re drowning, need my help
I see them
And I always think they’re drowning, need my help (and they’re not far out)
And she swims to me
Ooo girl, ooo girl
Save your mama, and your pa
Ooo girl, ooo girl
Save your mama, and your pa
I never could return that favor

None’s been better
On my arm you bark at me
Wings, won’t let her, fly home
Fly home to me

“Apples” Lyrics

Home Is Where The Yard Is

From the album “Home Is Where The Yard Is” by Full Service
(All lyrics by Hoag Kepner, c. 2013 Full Service Entertainment, LLC)

 

Now the world’s gone dark
And what I lived so far
I never lived with someone else
What I might not change
And what I’d keep the same
I’d never live with someone else

Who eats my apples
(Whatever eats my apples, I’m gonna make a trap soon)
What kills my chickens at night
(Whatever kills my chickens, I didn’t think you’d get in)
Who eats my apples
(Who eats my apples at night, I hope you had a good time)

I’m pretty sure I saw them leave
They turned around and stared at me
I’ll show them I won’t let this go
They’ll pay, I’ll find a way, so let ‘em know

Who stole my lawn chair
(Whoever stole my lawn chair, I used to have that long hair)
Who tipped my trash can last night
(Whoever tipped my trash can, I hope you had that laugh again)
Who stole my lawn chair
(Who stole my lawn chair last night, me in an earlier life)

I’m pretty sure I saw them leave
They turned around and stared at me
I’ll show them I won’t let this go
They’ll pay, I’ll find a way, so

When the guests have gone
And I’m all alone
I wouldn’t be with someone else

Who eats my apples
(Whatever eats my, whatever kills my)
Who kills my chickens at night
(Whatever kills my, whatever eats my)
Who eats my apples
(Who eats my apples at night, I hope you had a good time)
What kills my chickens at night

“Revisited” Lyrics

Home Is Where The Yard Is

From the album “Home Is Where The Yard Is” by Full Service
(All lyrics by Hoag Kepner, c. 2013 Full Service Entertainment, LLC)

 

Just like clay
Your face holds the feelings
The shapes held they start to change

A storefront display
With things on the shelf
Everything but yourself

A new surprise on every day
Every day of spring time
A few will die but generally
Generally things are alive

I’ve been in the dark
I’m in on the secret
The ship’s hull held down the rain

You think we keep this
Can we keep it all
The memory’s gotta be ours

A new surprise on every day
Every day of spring time
A few will die but generally
Generally things are alive

So tired of pulling these ropes
Knot just gets tighter
Revisit, visit, visited
‘Til I’m dead
This day’ll be different I hope
It started brighter
Revisit, visit, visited
‘Til I’m dead

(Solo)

A new surprise on every day
Every day of spring time
A few will die but generally
Generally things are alive

So tired of pulling these ropes
Knot just gets tighter
Revisit, visit, visited
‘Til I’m dead
This day’ll be different I hope
It started brighter
Revisit, visit, visited
‘Til I’m dead

(Bridge)

So tired of pulling these ropes
Knot just gets tighter
Revisit, visit, visited
‘Til I’m dead
This day’ll be different I hope
It started brighter
Revisit, visit, visited
‘Til I’m dead

What outcome
Does this breeze divine
And who tells us who dies
My long letter
Lies in the ground
For who’s hanging around

A new surprise on every day
Every day of spring time
A few will die but generally
Generally things are alive

“Full Service Circus Theme” Lyrics

Carousel

From the album “Carousel” by Full Service
(All lyrics by Hoag Kepner, c. 2013 Full Service Entertainment, LLC)

 

The Full Service Circus
Are ya goin’ in May?
If you’re wonderin’ if it’s worth it
Then let us just say
We’ll have fun things to do
Here in Austin for you
And affordable places to stay

The Full Service Circus
Are ya goin’ in May?
It’s the 3rd through the 5th
So you’d better save the date
There’ll be concerts and grub
At prices you’ll lub
At the Full Service Circus in May

“Do ya have a ticket, do ya have a ticket, are ya comin’ to the show?” (Repeat)

“Huge Gray Blue” Lyrics

Carousel

From the album “Carousel” by Full Service
(All lyrics by Hoag Kepner, c. 2013 Full Service Entertainment, LLC)

 

Bet the beach
Bet the beach gets lonely
Just the breeze
Just the breeze, floats ‘long like nothin’ babe
Ya know I guess that’s kinda mean
Kinda mean
Kinda mean when I wanna be

Like the sea
Like the sea unrollin’
Steadily, awfully
I ain’t done nothin’ yet
Ya know I ain’t done hardly
Everything
Everything means nothin’ to me

Not a song about you, not a song about anyone
It’s my song about huge gray blue waves all around
I won’t let ‘em
Wrap me up and beat me down on the shell-floor bedding
I’ll never let huge gray blue waves haunt me now
I won’t let ‘em

(Solo)

Not a song about you, not a song about anyone
It’s my song about huge gray blue waves all around
I won’t let ‘em
Wrap me up and beat me down on the shell-floor bedding
I’ll never let huge gray blue waves haunt me now
I won’t let ‘em

No one
Nobody knows
Really
What to do
So you swim
Swim forever, love
Don’t stop
‘Til you reach

Not a song about you, not a song about anyone
It’s my song about huge gray blue waves all around
I won’t let ‘em
Wrap me up and beat me down on the shell-floor bedding
I’ll never let huge gray blue waves haunt me now
I won’t let ‘em

“Swimming Mood” Lyrics

Carousel

From the album “Carousel” by Full Service
(All lyrics by Hoag Kepner, c. 2013 Full Service Entertainment, LLC)

 

When I’m in the swimming mood
Sit around and watch you all from the dunes
Everybody’s havin’ a blast
Seals and people and songs from the past

As the days go by
I can feel them fly
Like the gulls among clouds
With the wind or without

Already put on my suit
When I wake up I’m ready for you
Then I start to freeze
Prob’ly better you don’t wait on me

As the days go by
I can feel them fly
Like the gulls among clouds
With the wind or without

Between me and the ocean
There’s a misunderstanding
The shells collect the in-between
The sand erases me
I think I’m almost through
And that’s what makes me mad
I wish I had more time here
And so I clutch her hand
I only asked her for a plan
I think about it afterwards and I can, yes I can
Make a choice and live without it
Never been easy for me
To be free of thinkin’ ’bout things

(Bridge)

Everybody’s havin’ a blast
Seals and people and songs from the past

As the days go by
I can feel them fly
Like the gulls among clouds
With the wind or without (2x)

Underneath there’s flowers
None of them need rain
A different set of powers
Terrifying things
Lots of little creatures
Some without a name
Deeper than my feeling
Deeper than my pain
But when I feel I need to
I’ll always…

“Me and the Moon” Lyrics

Carousel

From the album “Carousel” by Full Service
(All lyrics by Hoag Kepner, c. 2013 Full Service Entertainment, LLC)

 

Like a tree you prob’ly fear the vine
Creepin’ into your troubled mind
So pretentious and never sorry for the crime
I’m rippin’ you off my skin and leavin’ you behind

I know I’ll die but that it’s for death
That’s all that I’ll ever do for it
Your grip on my arm is slippin’ off
And now it’s prob’ly time to quit

I know I’ll die but that it’s for death
That’s all that I’ll ever do for it
Your grip on my arm is slippin’ off

Woefully I greet that wheel of time
Regretfully I look back and see the signs
So relentless and ever proud you don’t rewind
I’m rippin’ you off my skin and leavin’ you behind

I know I’ll die but that it’s for death
That’s all that I’ll ever do for it
Your grip on my arm is slippin’ off
And now it’s prob’ly time to quit

I know I’ll die but that it’s for death
That’s all that I’ll ever do for it
Your grip on my arm is slippin’ off

I used to say
I’d never turn out that way
I wonder about it today
Here layin’ wide awake

I chose to stay
When all of my friends ran away
I never bothered to wave
I never thought of that

Late in the dead of night
Me and the moon that old busted light
And you’re that star that’s years and years away

(Solo)

Can ya blame the world for tryin’ hard?
We’re the only creatures aware of our
Mortal march towards the end, it’s why we thought of God
I made up my mind, I’ll live, completely disregard

I know I’ll die but that it’s for death
That’s all that I’ll ever do for it
Your grip on my arm is slippin’ off
And now it’s prob’ly time to quit

I know I’ll die but that it’s for death
That’s all that I’ll ever do for it
Your grip on my arm is slippin’ off

I used to say
I’d never turn out that way
I wonder about it today
Here layin’ wide awake

I chose to stay
When all of my friends ran away
I never bothered to wave
I never thought of that

Late in the dead of night
Me and the moon that old busted light
And you’re that star that’s years and years away

I’ma find a way to send you a note
A million to one it don’t reach you though
‘Cause you’re that star that’s just too far away