LEMON BOY

by cavetown

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1.
Lemon Boy 04:32
[E, G#7, A, F#m, B] There once was a bitter sweet man and they called him Lemon Boy He was growing in my garden and I pulled him out by his hair like a weed But like weeds do he only came and grew back again So I figured this time I might as well let him be [A, E, G#7, F#m, B] Lemon Boy and me started to get along together I helped him plant his seeds and we'd mow the lawn in bad weather It's actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him So I got myself a citrus friend [E, G#7, A, F#m, B] But soon his bitter sweet started to rub off on me You'd think smelling like lemon zest would be pretty neat I found out that my friends are more of the savoury type And they weren't too keen on compromising with a nice lemon pie [A, E, G#7, F#m, B] So Lemon Boy and me, we just gotta get along together I'll help him plant his seeds and we'll mow the lawn in bad weather It's actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him So I got myself a citrus friend [E, G#7, A, Am; A, E, G#7, A, Am; E, G#7, A, Am, F#m, B] But what if I run out of fertiliser What if the clouds run out of rain What if Lemon Boy won't grow no longer What if beaches dry of sugar cane Oh well The whales start to beach themselves Tortoise shells tear away from their spines It happens all the time, it happens all the time [A, E, G#7, F#m, B] Lemon Boy and I, we're gonna live forever Like Snufkin and Little My, we'll get around wherever Lemon Boy and I, we're gonna live forever Like Snufkin and Little My, we'll get around wherever It's actually pretty easy being nice to a bitter boy like him 'Cause we're the bitterest boys in town Yeah we're the bitterest guys around And I got myself a citrus friend [E, G#7, A, Am, F#m, B]
2.
Green 04:30
[D, Dadd9, Bm7, G] This is erosion Grinding up rocks with your molars A big fish swims past your rod You can’t catch it, it’s far too fast Deep hook marks in rubber lips I see your eyes in the flowers I’ll pick a bunch for your room Green and blue to match your pictures [Bm7, G, D, A] You looked so good in green I hope you’re well And you look so good with him And I’m proud of you still I miss your perfect teeth I was too blunt I hope you feel happy That’s all I want [D, Dadd9, Bm7, G] Mess in the kitchen I was so disappointed I guess I got to my head And I was too young to understand it I get it now that it’s too late I never stopped feeling guilty I’m over it, I promise that I just gotta sing it out of me [Bm7, G, D, A] You looked so good in green I hope you’re well And you look so good with him And I’m proud of you still Take care of my shirt Warm and red I hope you think of me Still as your friend I hope you love yourself Your body and heart I hope you feel happy That’s all I want
3.
It's U 04:12
(Capo 5) [Em, EmMaj7, G, Cm] I guess it's just another one of those nights When I'll spend way too much time On something so small that no one really cares about at all I guess it's just another one of those thoughts And I can't really find a cause Whether it's all just in my mind or something more here in my life [G, Gmaj9, Em, A7] It's u, it's u Oh god, it's u It's u If you're awake then I am too If you're lost then I'll find you If you're hurt then I'll fix you If you go blind I'll describe the view If you can't feel then I'll hold you If you fall know I've got you [G, Gmaj9, Em, A7] [Em, EmMaj7, Em7, Cm] And if you fall down too far and I can't see you through these marks And your eyes are covered in scars, and my head's filling with tar Don't worry we'll find another way out [G, Gmaj9, Em, A7] [Em, EmMaj7, G, Cm; G, Gmaj9, A7, G; Em, EmMaj7, A7] Your silhouette doesn't look quite right And I can never find the time To bury my hands in words I'd grow a new kind of evergreen tree, just for you and me On second thoughts, will you even remember me? [G, Gmaj9, Em, A7] But it's always been u (It's always been u) It's always been u (It's always been u) It's always been u (It's always been u) It's always been u (It's always been u) It's always been u (It's always been u) It's always been u Is it me for u?
4.
Fool 03:53
(Capo 1) [C, Am, F, F, G] I am just a fool to keep on chasing after nothing great You are just a fool to keep pretending that you're loving me I don't know where I'm supposed to go Oh oh oh oh oh o-oh oh oh oh oh oh o-oh oh Call me on the phone at three, I talk to you while half asleep Complaining 'bout your mother so I take you to the cemetery Rant to me I like the sound, I like your voice, I like your mouth Oh O-oh Mm m m m Cycling to school at 7.30 in the morning I am still your baby boy I’m stuck 2013 Don’t understand my body Washing machine confuses me Oh O-oh Mm m m m I am such a fool to keep on chasing after nothing great You are such a fool to keep pretending that you're loving me I don't know where I'm supposed to go Oh oh oh oh oh o-oh oh Oh oh oh oh o-oh oh I was such a fool to keep on chasing after nothing great You were such a fool to keep pretending that you’re loving me Look in the mirror, I love that boy, don’t hurt my dear, don’t hurt my joy Oh O-oh
5.
[C, E, Am, D7] Cycling down town Thought the fresh air would pick me up Up up and away from the ground But there’s no talking dog up here [F, D7] Blowing up balloons with my dear [C, E, Am, F] Hoped maybe I’d see a familiar face on my way Passed by some cannabis seeds, it all smells exactly the same I saw a girl in my dreams but I don’t remember her name I guess it’s just another one of those days when I’m missing everything [C, E, Am, D7] Carousel round and round Like a kid’s toy you wind me up And I’ve got nothing to say So you just throw me in the dump truck [F, D7] Hoping round the corner I’ll see her [C, E, Am, F] Passed that kid from chemistry who made fun of my name He didn’t look very happy, I guess we all turn out the same I saw a girl in my dreams, she kissed me on the face I guess it’s just another one of those days when I’m missing everything [D7, C, Em, D7, F] When she shows up she can sit on my shoulders Cause I’m so strong, I wish Piggy back ride to the hill, then we roll down Feeling like kids for the rest of our lives [C, E, Am, D7] [F, D7] Hoping in the morning I’ll meet her [C, E, Am, F] But for now I’ll just be lonely, and my arms will feel so bare Dreaming ‘bout her body round me, with my fingers in her hair It might be so easy, but I am just too scared Cause I saw a girl in my dreams, but she doesn’t like me
6.
[G, Gmaj7, Em] Where do the boys go when it gets cold out Do they have a place to sleep? Where did their mums go? Did they get taken Or had they had enough of taking care of things? It's hard to say if someone's at fault If I don't do anything is it my fault? Where do the girls go when they feel frightened Do they have something to eat? Where did their dads go? Did they get taken Or had they had enough of taking care of things? [G, Gmaj7, Em, Cadd9, G, Gmaj7, Em] I've gotta find a way to make this feel okay When rock bottom for me is routine for someone else [G, Gmaj7, Em, Cadd9] I'm gonna take care of things There's things I need to sort out I'm gonna take care of things Cause they're not where I want them right now I know there's good in everything And it'll show itself when you're gentle to it I'm gonna take care of things [G, Gmaj7, Em] Where does my mind go when it gets stupid? Is there anyone in there? Where did my friends go? Did they get taken Or had they had enough of going to therapy? Sat in a cold room, The corners feel friendly I think they'll take care of me My brothers are circles, My sisters quadrilaterals And they're all so pretty [G, Gmaj7, Em, Cadd9] I'm gonna take care of things There's things I need to sort out I'm gonna take care of things They're not where I need them right now I know there's good in everything And it'll show itself when you're gentle to it I'm gonna take care of things
7.
[Cmaj7, Em, Dm, G] This one’s for my best friend We never spoke a word But the way he looked into my eyes I knew he understood Grabbing on so tight Like nothing matters more My handsome little scaly guy My pretty baby boy [Dm, G, Em, Am] And I don’t wanna have to miss you I don’t wanna have to say goodbye I don’t wanna have to leave you To the big bowl in the sky So lucky that you were mine Put your PJs on for one last time And I’m really gonna miss you Rest easy little guy [Cmaj7, Em, Dm, G] Rushing home from school Couldn’t stand to be alone But this year I had someone there With you I had a home If I’m friends with everyone Or have nobody at all You helped me see that either way There’s a place where I belong [Dm, G, Em, Am] [Dm, G, A] Dm, G, Em, Am] I don’t wanna have to miss you I don’t wanna have to say goodbye I don’t wanna have to leave you To the big bowl in the sky Though it’s crushing down on me We both know it’s what you need [Dm, G, A] But I’m really gonna miss you So rest easy buddy [Dm, G, Em, Am] Yeah I’m really gonna miss you Rest easy for me [Cmaj7, Em, Am, Dm, G, C7]
8.
888 03:35
[E, C#m, E, C#m; A, B7, A, B7] Walking in Figures of 8 I hope I'm not too late Figure 8 clouds I'm working things out  Clouds looking strange Papercut fingers dancing on the strings If I could see you right now I'd dance just for you when the nightlight goes out Would you dance for me too? I'm counting on you The corner shop closes in under an hour Lets buy too much booze and get drunk in the shower [C#m, G#, A, B; E, C#m, E, C#m; A, C#m, A, B] Thinking in figures of 8 and it's easy 'cause I know what it adds up to Every day is the same but you gave me a brand new set of numbers Life's in a different colour [E, C#m, E, C#m; A, B7, A, B7] Would you dance for me tooooooooooo? We'll make peppa pig plasters the coolest new trend I never asked for my childhood to end [G#, C, C#, C#m] I'm trapped in my tiny human brain and it's killing me but I'm fine, yeah I'm alright If I move my hands fast enough I wont die [G#, F#m, C#, D#; G#, F#m, C#, C-C#]
9.
Poison 02:09
[A#, F, A, Asus4] Ease your breath, Untie my hands Release my neck, If you can You don’t have to be like that [A#, A#m; A#, F, A, Asus4] Don’t be afraid, There’s nothing strange It’s not a trap [A#, F, A, Asus4] But there’s cars coming closer And I think they’re trying to run me over Poisoning my food And putting drugs inside my water There’s ghosts in my house And I can taste blood in my mouth [A#, A#m; F, A, A#, A#m] Don’t be afraid, I’m not insane Just irrational, but isn’t that the same? [F, A, A#, A#m] [F, G, A, A#]
10.
10 Feet Tall 04:34
[A5, E] [A5, E, Emaj7] I wanna be ten feet tall I wanna grow big red horns Fingers covered in thorns That pierce everything [C#m, A, E] I wanna be ten feet tall I wanna eat fire and snow I wanna scare everyone [A5, E, Emaj7, C#m, A, E] [A5, E, Emaj7] I want to collect swords Stab my walls when I'm bored Wear clothes made of old socks Which are missing their pairs [C#m, A, E] I wanna be ten feet tall I wanna eat fire and snow I wanna scare everyone [A5, E, Emaj7, C#m, A, E, Emaj7] [C#m, A, E, Emaj7] Climb over the circus walls Finally feel at home Cotton candy floss Haunted houses ghosts I wanna feed the ducks I wanna eat some stones Sink down to the bed Finally feel at home [A5, E] Finally feel at home Finally feel at home Finally feel at home [A5, E, Emaj7, C#m, A, E] My teeth falling out again The dentist called my name I didn't answer him I feel it in my guts I'd tear them piece by piece But I don't care enough For centre 33 Now I wanna be ten feet tall With big red horns [E, Emaj7] Five star banquet Twenty course [C#m, F#, A] I got no friends I feel so ill I'm so dang tall and growing still [A5, E, Emaj7] I wanna be ten feet tall I wanna grow big red horns Fingers covered in thorns That pierce everything [C#m, A, E] I wanna be ten feet tall I wanna eat fire and snow I wanna scare everyone
11.
(Tab coming soon maybe) Fall into my mattress endlessly I need to run, just let me sleep Then the nightmares come that feel so real Seems the darkness weighs it down The later on, the more it pounds And in the morning I’ll make cereal The world’s coming to an end What’s the point if we can’t be friends? Pick me up from dungeon’s ferris wheel Getting lost inside my head Not too long ’til we’re all dead And in the morning I’ll make cereal So what’ll it be Cornflakes or toast? Pills or a dose of radiation? Armageddon is far too close She visits me every night At least it makes good conversation Marine comes before ET Maybe space is under the sea And the sky is full of coral reefs UFOs swim in the dark We’re fixated on the sharks Slicing fins and plucking their teeth All of this it comes to me In the deep corners of my sleep And the bed frame starts to creak and reel Fish leave poison in my brain Starts to turn me insane But in the morning I’ll make cereal As always I’ll make cereal As always I’ll make my favourite cereal
12.
Pigeon 02:38
[C, B] Circling around the kitchen Why has nothing changed Feed cucumber sandwich to a pigeon Chipping nail varnish on guitar strings Got a pillow case made out of money Feeling pretty fake when I wake up Tissue paper castle paper caddy Scaly little friend’s got my backup [C, D, G, A] Didn’t give me time to say goodbye in the way that I wanted to So honey close your eyes and stay like you’re supposed to do [C, B] Don’t you wanna give me time to write another song for you? [C, B] Fuzzy feeling and I miss you Why can nothing stay the same Fucking stupid head i’m gonna kill you Melt all your art and drink the paint I am not a beast I’m not a monster I don't care what you say You can’t have the bad guys without a hero And I’m the only one who’s got a cape [C, D, G, A] Didn’t give me time to say goodbye in the way that I wanted to So honey close your eyes and stay like you’re supposed to do [C, B] Don’t know how I’m gonna live without But I’ll stay strong for you

about

I'm insanely proud of this project, and I feel that it's a true embodiment of my growth as a musician and as a person. I've poured my heart, my anxieties, my tears, and my love into every single one of these tracks, and for the first time produced some tunes I can actually enjoy myself for more than just 1 day. With each album I've been working harder and harder on improving my sound and my messages, and I hope that shows.
I have no clue what my genre should be considered as, and I'd love to never find out. I hope you enjoy the experiments you'll hear in this album, and I also hope that it speaks to you in some way – whether that be on a relatable, emotional level, or if you don't really understand what I'm talking about in these tracks, perhaps they can encourage you to pursue what you love without boundaries. If it doesn't speak to you at all and it just sounds nice that's also fine, and if you don't think it sounds good that's fine too. I don't know, do whatever you want.
Thanks,
- Robin

credits

released January 1, 2018

All tracks written, produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Robin Skinner / Cavetown

Guitars, ukuleles, and MIDI produced sounds played by Robin Skinner

Piano in 'Green' played and recorded by Rachel Lyon (rrrrachel.bandcamp.com)

Lead guitar in '888' played by Tom Field / Saturn Valley (saturnvalleysucks.bandcamp.com)

Bass guitar and kit in '888' played by Tom Massey / GhostbustersVHS (ghostbustersvhs.bandcamp.com)

'888' co-written by Tom Massey and Tom Field

Violin in '10 Feet Tall' written and played by Jed Bevington of Mortal Tides (www.mortaltides.com)

Harmony in 'I'll Make Cereal' written and sung by Conan Gray (www.youtube.com/user/ConanXCanon)

Album artwork by Robin Skinner

Special thanks to Hills Road Sixth Form Music Tech department for the kit, bass, and studio space used in '888'

Hugely appreciated creative support from Daniel Alexander (SNCKPCK), Jed Bevington, Mike Criscimagna, Tom Field, Christine Garratt, Sam Goater, Conan Gray, Marco Lau, Rachel Lyon, Tom Massey, Christian Novelli, Alex Punch, and David Skinner.

Another special thanks to my Panther Cham Patrons for funding this album and making it possible to do what I love full time:
goatappreciationclubforyutes, Carmela Kolak, Felix, Anna Holden, Lauryn Barry, Lola Kage, Danielle Peterson, Angie Picone, tumtumtubs, James Atkinson, Simon, Eli Quiznak, Kristina Son, Wyatt Martin, loveyoumorethanhotmilk, Hazel Hughes, izaya, Kyera Black, Mia Jacobsen, KoolioKiwi, Lisanne Ordelt, Tuva Lindberg, Daisy Graham, Isaac, Rachel Saraceni, Leo Berreman, Toots McGee, FantasticPapaya, Juno Tipton, Audrey Calvin, Austin Gamble, Noah Skinner, and Tom Smith

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