Domesticate Yourself

by Casa Bonita

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Recorded in bursts over the last few years; engineering, mixed and mastered by our own fair hands, which is why it sounds so shit.

Spideer painting by Eva Semrad.

Many thankings to:

- family units (support and/or sandwiches)

- Eva (amazing artwork)

- Russ Arnott (cheerleading/hugs/moustache)

- Kit Mason (semi-approved eternal lending of a condenser mic)

- Andy Seear (various gear lends)

- Fashoda Crisis (compliments disguised as insults, or vice versa)

- Pete Matheson (letting James smack his dirty great big cymbals while his were "in the shop")

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released 14 August 2015

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Track Name: Stringmachine
Tap into that apathy
With denim-based success
if someone asks you if you're a god
You tell them yes

Tap into that afterglow
Before the ache sets in
I'm a friend with benefits
Made of the thickest skin

Its about time you grew a spine
You show me yours, i'll show you mine

Tap into the novelty
You're a stranger here
You should only be concerned
With stage times & beer

But make sure you look the part
Those cheekbones on parade
But for the love of Kurt
Don't admit you're clichéd

Its about time you grew a spine
You show me yours, i'll show you mine
Its about time you grew a spine
Trade your sap in for turpentine

Dead horses come alive
Like Peter Frampton
You know me
I'm a sucker for a tired idea
Spreading the gift of song
Gift-wrapped in gonorrhea

Strap on the stringmachine
I'm gonna force your hand
Track Name: Misadventure Time
Not a man known to go off half-cocked
Johnny Protagony packs his bags and box
Too hot, too cold, no inbetween
Because in Spain, no-one can hear you scream

No you can't have it both ways
No you can't you can't be trusted

Go go go go go!
Party for one
Sounds way more fun
We don't go outdoors
We walk on all-fours
Go go gadget antisocial habits

Now I'm not a man known to make idle boasts
But the dialogue was worthy of Hollyoaks
Your spine's an HR Giger crutch
When you mess with The Misanthrope Who Just Cared Too Much

No you can't have it both ways
No you can't you can't be trusted

New brand new compass
Seized up and rusted
No I can't
I can't be trusted

We don't go outdoors
We walk on all fours
Go go gadget antisocial habits
Track Name: Withnail And I And Mac And Me
2 unemployed, ex-Disney Club actors
In a penthouse in Camden

Between auditions and
Lipsyncing to their latest chart hit
They find a spaceship

A timeless friendship
A timeless friendship based on spaceships
and product placement

And the skies go dark
And the oceans boil
The claw of Adam Sandler
Reaches up from the soil

This summer
Nicholas Cage
In a coming-of-age heart-warmer
See how he smiles
See how he overcomes
And, scene.

The friends plan a vacation
Twenty Macdonalds locations
In existential terror
Private villas in the country
Pillow fights with Uncle Monty
Then a dance-off

(I DEMAND TO HAVE SOME JUICE)

This summer

A focus group-led
Rehashed reboot of your childhood

The same great taste of nostalgia
But with all those boring feelings
Swapped-out for Elijah Wood

Or how about a robot with a catchphrase
Maybe voiced by the sarcastic one from Friends

This summer
This summer
This
Track Name: Puppy Power
Suspend your disbelief until this
song has ground to a halt
To think that one man
could use his time so
But it's really not his fault

I'm the nostalgia the public feel for
Cartoons from their childhood
But let me tell you
Never once has
Scooby Doo been good

Even as a child of ten years old
I could recognise
That their heart just wasn't in it
And even they knew the limits
Of Dick Van Dyke cameos

And just like tiedye
Kiss-chase and discos
It was one of those things
To kid yourself that you're a fan of
But it never brings you joy

Even as a child of ten years old
I could recognise
That they were in serious trouble
With the nephew and the uncle

And Dick Van Dyke cameos
3 Stooges cameos
Mark Hamil cameos
Fred Flintstone cameos

A talking dog on your child's lunchbox
A drug addict on his pencil case

And it's not even funny
Track Name: Amateur Dramatics
Between the English
And all of that maths
You'll find a soft spot for
Well-dressed sociopaths

Between pop science
Between medical trials
You'll find your killer
In a range of aspirational hairstyles


Grab a handful
See what sticks
Like amateur dramatics


One language you can't speak
With stolen wisdom teeth
When your act turns to wood
The best defense is a good

Out a big mouth will fall
Words you don't mean at all
The best defense is a good
defense


Don't let them catch you breathing out


One language you can't speak
With stolen wisdom teeth
When your act turns to wood
The best defense is a good

Out a big mouth will fall
Words you don't mean at all
When your act turns to wood
When want turns into should
The best defence is a good
defence


They say
Plenty more fish out in the sea
Each with a dose of mercury
Take note of how much you can stand
Cause chemicals can't hold your hand

Plenty more fish out in in the sea
But I can't help but to disagree
No amount of self-aware clichés
Replace the one that got away
Track Name: Take And You Shall Receive
Please sign this waiver
Please sign this release
White goods, aisle 5 and 6
Next to the police

He always knew it
It was s a matter of time
People like you are only people part-time

Take and you shall receive

Surrender thumbprints and initial here
Where to you see yourself in 8 to 10 years?
He always said it was a matter of trust
And people like you, they will just need to adjust
Track Name: Inside Nature's Giants
Fifty-five feet long
Nearly fifty tonnes
Grandchild of the cow
Baleen, take a bow

Inside they find
Pieces of a former life
Deep inside
Pushed aside
Deep inside
Unattached to the pelvis

I never knew that I never knew
I never knew that I never
I never knew that I never knew
I never knew that before

Coast of County Cork
Bipeds stop gawk
Grandchild of the cow
Vestigial leg, don't fail me now

I never knew that I never knew
I never knew that I never
I never knew that I never knew
I never knew that before
Track Name: Dig Your Own Grave And Save
Wait just one second
I think i've heard this one before
The best shampoos, the shit tattoos
The Virginia Woolf at your door
Chained in the attic, under the floor

Can't burn down houses without a spark
When the good parts only come out after dark
Can't rebuild bridges With handfuls of plasticine

Or hardcore body art
Crowdfunded by your dad

A scratch, a tickle
Back of the throat
Is it normal to get travelsick
On the love boat?

[OF ALL THE GUT FEELINGS
YOUR GUT HAS EVER FELT
WHICH ONES WERE INDIGESTION
WHICH ONES START BELOW THE BELT

OF ALL THE STOCKHOLM SYNDROMES
YOU'VE EVER HANDED-OUT
WHICH WAS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE
WHICH ONE WAS BEST]

Can't burn down houses without a spark
When the good parts only c-c-c-come out after dark
No-one is owner of their own biology
But don't confuse love
With an iron deficiency

Or hardcore body art
Crowdfunded by your dad
Track Name: Peacocking
I made my claws sharp
I made my wings wide
I did it all for you

Look at these canines
Molars, incisors
I've got the whole 9 yards

But life's so mundane
Top of the foodchain
When every chase is catch

what good's a blood supply
Without the blood demand
What good's a blood supply

Twist and pout
With your tongue stuck out
Its your alibi
We bend and swell
And pose until
We're satisfied
It's your alibi

I made my eyes big
I made my skin taut
Tonight I'm shifting shape
But brief eye-contact
Is not a contract
Get out of my gene pool

Satur day night
The eyeballs roll right back
The noise, the heat
The gnashing of teeth

What good's a blood supply
Without the blood demand

Twist and pout
With your tongue stuck out
Its your alibi
We bend and swell
And pose until
We're satisfied

Pick the corpses clean
Like a bone machine
Pick the corpses clean

With your eyes drawn on
With a wax crayon
With your eyes drawn on
Track Name: Honey From Ants
Sit down, let's make a list
List out all the things you can do
That's good, that's really good
I've got positions for you

Spread eagle, semi-legal
I've got positions for you

Katie: Queen of the barren North
Katie, I could make these beds
But Katie, I cant stand the sound
Of your war-cry

(Shhh, I'm learnin')

Sometimes it's like getting
blood out of a Rolling Stone
Sometimes it's like getting
honey from ants

I've practised the punchline
again and again
But don't understand
the joke

I went back
Back to school
Despite the odds
My barre chord heroes
Have daytime jobs

Is it so childish
Is it so wrong
To nail your hopes to
Half-written songs?

This dancing bear
Has learned the steps
And what would I do with
Power money, or respect?