Fu For Thought

by Caleb Hines

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released May 25, 2009

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Track Name: Ancient Wonder
[Verse 1]
Many long millennia have not been very kind,
But my weathered structure is still perfectly aligned.
I watch in silence as the ages come and go,
And humans live and die below.

Some say I was made by slaves, who labored day by day.
Some say maybe space invaders came and paved the way.
And while I might reveal a little of my history,
That riddle's better left a mystery.

[Chorus]
For here amid the shifting sands,
The Pyramid of Giza stands,
Unchanging, and watching over you.

[Recorder Solo]

[Verse 2]
Come explore my passageways, what treasures lie inside?
A king who tried to never die, but now is mummified.
All his prized possessions -- his impressive stash of gold --
Were found and stolen long ago.

Your humans lives are far too short, at least compared to mine,
So why chase after things that don't endure the test of time?
You aren't defined by what you have, but rather what you do,
What treasures lie inside of you?

[Chorus]
And here amid the shifting sands,
The Pyramid of Giza stands,
Unchanging, and watching over you.
Track Name: Passengers
[Verse 1]
Summertime is finally gone in upper Michigan,
Leaves are changing shades of gold, and falling once again.
The weather's turning cold, and winter's moving in,
So spread your wings and fly, our migration must begin.

[Chorus]
We're migrating to sunny Florida,
We're the only three,
Just you and him and me,
We're migrating to sunny Florida,
Three birds of a feather,
Seeking better weather.

[Verse 2]
Now it's time to take a break in central Tennessee,
So we'll roost here by this lake, and high up in this tree.
A person's down below, he's watching you and me,
I think he's taking notes, he looks surprised by what he sees.

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Every night I find I'm wishin'
That we three weren't the last passenger pigeons,
Cause the livin's pretty lonely
When you're one of the only of your kind.

[Verse 3]
Used to be when we flew by, the sight would fill the sky,
Our flock would block the sun, and stretch a mile wide.
But since the people came, a billion birds have died,
And now we're all but gone, we're the last three still alive.

[Chorus]
Track Name: Finals Week
[Verse 1]
Winter’s chill is in the air,
Light the fireplace with care,
Pour some cocoa, find a chair,
Finals Week is here.

[Chorus]
Finals Week is here,
It’s the busiest time of year,
There’s no time for holiday cheer,
Finals Week is here.

[Verse 2]
Grab your textbooks, bring your notes,
Memorize the teacher’s quotes
Cram until your brain explodes,
Finals Week is here.

[Chorus]

[Instrumental]

[Verse 3]
And when all your toil is through,
Bear in mind one fact is true:
Next semester has them too,
Finals Week is there.

[Chorus]
Track Name: Water Cycle
[Verse 1]
Sometimes you feel like you are just a tiny droplet in the sea,
And no one sees the “you” you try to be.
You’re insignificant, and tossed around by every changing wave,
You’re certain that you’ll meet an early grave.
But then the sun breaks out across the skies,
And soon you feel yourself begin to rise,
And life keeps going on…

[Chorus]
(Water cycle) You have your ups and downs,
(Water cycle) From sea, to sky, to ground,
(Water cycle) And you keep going ’round and ’round.

[Verse2]
Sometimes you feel like you’re a wisp of vapor floating in the sky,
And no one else has ever reached so high.
You are euphoric, and you’re floating in the clouds and in the sun,
You’re proud of all the things that you have done.
But then it seems you’re up against a wall,
And soon you feel yourself begin to fall,
And life keeps going on…

[Chorus]

[Verse3]
And then you are a drop of rain descending on a barren land,
And you can show someone a helping hand;
‘Cause there are others who are thirsty for the things that you could share,
You only need to let them know you care.
But then you find it’s time for you to go,
And soon you feel yourself begin to flow,
And life keeps going on…

[Chorus]

[Coda]
Sometimes you feel like you are just a tiny droplet in the sea,
And no one sees the “you” you try to be.
Track Name: Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliaphobia
[Verse 1]
Johnny was a genius, oh a brilliant boy was he,
And so one year he entered in the county spelling quiz.
He studied up the day before to prove that he was smart,
So when he went on stage, next day, he knew each word by rote.

[Verse 2]
Though necessary challenges induced horripilation
His perspicacious intellect persisted unabated
He was indefatigable, until he received
A word he'd never seen before, and this how it went

[Chorus]
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
It's the irrational fear of words that are terribly long.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
If you have it, you are probably scared of this music.

[Verse 3]
Well Johnny felt a fear that he had never felt before,
His heart began to quiver like it never had before,
He curled up in a fetal ball, and he refused to talk,
And now he's living in a cell with padding on the walls.

[Chorus]
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
It's the irrational fear of words that are terribly long.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
If you have it, you are probably scared of this music.

[Bridge]
Johnny also failed,
His poetry assignments.
Except for Haiku.

[Chorus]
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
It's the irrational fear of words that are terribly long.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
If you have it, you are probably scared of this...

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
It's the irrational fear of words that are terribly long.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
If you have it, you are probably screaming in terror!

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
It's the irrational fear of words that are terribly long.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,
If you have it, you are probably...
Track Name: Secret Recipe Ninja
[Verse 1]
You'd better close up your kitchen,
Keep it under lock and key.
Don't let anybody,
See your secret recipe.

'Cause there is someone who's out to get you,
He wants a piece of the pie...

[Chorus]
Secret Recipe Ninja (Secret Recipe Ninja),
Secret Recipe Ninja (Secret Recipe Ninja),
Secret Recipe Ninja is after you.

[Verse 2]
He might take all of your sugar,
Maybe he will steal your eggs.
He'll get in your freezer,
And remove your chicken legs.

Your grandma's cookies are next on his list,
The ones she bakes every year...

[Chorus]
Secret Recipe Ninja (Secret Recipe Ninja),
Secret Recipe Ninja (Secret Recipe Ninja),
Secret Recipe Ninja is after you.

[Bridge]
He might slip in through the window,
Or he might come in through the door,
He could come up through the plumbing,
Or through the cracks in the floor.

[Flute Solo]

[Verse 3]
He's hiding inside your pantry,
Waiting for the night to fall,
That noise in the kitchen,
Didn't come from him at all!

Your recipes are no longer safe here,
There's nothing else you can do...

[Chorus]
Secret Recipe Ninja (Secret Recipe Ninja),
Secret Recipe Ninja (Secret Recipe Ninja),
Secret Recipe Ninja is after you.

[Coda]
(Secret Recipe Ninja) Secret Recipe Ninja,
(Secret Recipe Ninja) Secret Recipe Ninja,
(Secret Recipe Ninja) Secret Recipe Ninja.