Building Blocks

by Strange Flavors

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A collection of songs we had the pleasure of writing over the course of a year. Enjoy! <3

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released June 30, 2017

Ryan Brown - guy that yells stuff
Chris Jemison - big violin
Matt Ordiway - BASS BASS BASS
Blake Hendrix - He hits things.
Josh Wiechmann - magic computer man

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Strange Flavors Ypsilanti, Michigan

Floating from driving rhythms with wildly chaotic guitar solos seamlessly into relaxed melodies with smoothly syncopated basslines, ​Strange Flavors out of Ypsilanti, MI is a genre-defying 4-piece with a brutal, yet soulful and cerebral synergy.

Whether its in a basement or on a stage, they'll revel in any opportunity to make you laugh, dance, cry, and possibly hate the system...Eardrums rejoice
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Track Name: White Keys
I wouldn't be surprised, when you realized
That the ghost of all of us living right behind your eyes

Specters, bones, and demons cast no shadows on the walls
Just shades beneath the trees like natures parasols

Little need for reason, to me it's all the same
Fit the earth inside the moon and make believe we've lost our name
Bee's don't fear god, pay reverence to the hive
They're living free, just to float the breeze, just to be alive
Make believe that your left was right, make believe in all the games
Imagine moving front to back stealing pictures from the frames

Specters, bones, and demons cast no shadows on the walls
Just shades beneath the trees like natures parasols

Hadn't heard you breathing, you took me by surprise
But I saw that look you filthy crook deep within your eyes

Specters, bones, and demons cast no shadows on the walls
Just shades beneath the trees like natures parasols
Track Name: Dumb Luck
Every little thing that I see
Seems like it's coming for me
Just like my shadow
Follows me around

Bad luck seems to just appear
When I think I am clear
Whenever I get high
It's there to bring me back down

Though most times I get away
Though life has it's ways
Oh I know
It never fails to astound

I won't venture to pray
I just wanna say

All of the things that I've done
Some were just for fun
Motivated to take knowledge from the fruit of the tree

Though I may seem strange
Yeah a, bit deranged
You wont believe some of the shit that has happened to me

I live hair of the dog
Broke a camel with straws
Won't believe how many times I've been chased by the law
and I always got away
Dumb luck subs for a will and a way

Copper coated late night shopping
Cut my leg on the fence I'm hopping

Duragesic morphine patches
Might as well just play with matches

I ain't gonna lie
Probably should've died

I put my car on two wheels
Death was right on my heels
And though I've gotten older, it ain’t lost it's appeal
Might as well just go and play
Dumb luck subs for a will and a way
Track Name: Walk
You walk and expect me to follow
But that's not how it works momma C'est la vie

I chew but you wont let me swallow
Whats the point of workin' if I never eat

Your a liar and a contradiction
Don't be fooled by what you see

Scars led to my disposition
Swept aside like fallen leaves

I've heard
When it comes to the land, sky or sea
It feels like you surround me

Act like your word is a given
Split tongue everything you say

Strut like you deserve a ribbon
Hate to crash your red hot soiree

Fail to see the correlation
Of the smoke and the acid rain

Crushing us under the inflation
With the heat pulsing through our veins

I've heard
When it comes to the land, sky or sea
It feels like you surround me

Talk, I perceive that you're hollow
Full of hot air like a summer breeze

In your own self-pity you wallow
Like a broken record singing whoa is me

With a little contemplation
We could see the forest before the trees

With a voice that could topple nations
Bring the powers that be to their knees

I've Heard
When it comes to the land, sky or sea
It feels like you surround me
I gasp for air and try to breathe,
Every time that you try to drowned me
Track Name: Frank
You're sweet as the dickens like strawberry laxatives
So full of shit, and we all can see
I'd never hope that you're in car accident,
But it's a nice day and here are your keys

Lay your head down
On pillows laced with disease
I'm not concerned with which way that you wanna go
Here's some shoes made of stones go swim in the sea

Lets all pretend that we all give a shit
About our enemies out on their sinking ship
Just call me Frank and I'd hate to be cold
But if I'd be so bold as to say what we mean
Track Name: IHYL
I knew right when I met you,
That you'd get on my nerves
I hope karma will catch you,
And you get what you deserve
Stupidity is astounding
Don't bring that shit around me

Unaware that you are a fool
You're pathetic and your unapologetic and rude
Man you're killin' my mood
with everything that you do
I wish you'd get a clue
I hope that you lose, I hope that you lose,
I hope that you lose, I hope that you lose

Expect us to respect you
For the things that you say
I just want to forget you
And be on my way
All the ground work you lay
For the attention you crave

Unaware that you are a tool
It's poetic that your so un-empathetic, and cruel
Man you're killing my mood
With everything that you do
I wish that you'd get a clue
I hope that you lose, I hope that you lose,
I hope that you lose, I hope that you lose
Track Name: Howl Sugar, Howl
I never really know what you're trying to say
All the little funny faces that you make
When I'm not there what do you do
Cried when you're young but oh how you grew
I can't believe all the things that you seem to know
Being there for me when I'm feeling low

You can't get enough of the sun outside
Lying in the grass watching the clouds pass by
Never took offense when I heard you growl
Cuz' you melt my heart my girl and oh
Howl Sugar, howl. Howl Sugar, howl.
Howl Sugar, howl. Howl Sugar, howl.

We've had close calls and near goodbyes
But it wasn't your time to leave my side
Everything you wanted, most of them you got it
Sweet as honey being funny
Even when you're on the prowl
Howl Sugar, howl. Howl Sugar, howl.
Howl Sugar, howl. Howl Sugar, howl.
Howl Sugar, howl. Howl Sugar, howl.
Track Name: Heavy Water
Drown me
Lead me to the river
Drinkin' heavy water
I ain’t got a clue who
What will happen to this town now
Take a look around now
It's all shuttin down
Youu don't wanna get in
Til they push you to it
Yeah, like you'd ever know

Drown me
Lead me to the river
Drinkin' heavy water
Everything they do just seems to
Kick us when we're down now
Everything around now
Careful what you do now
It ain't good for you now
Keep it on the low
They got me down on my knees

Drown me
Lead me to the river
Drinkin' heavy water
People gettin' sick and tired of
Livin' in the hole now
Bundle up it's cold out
They just try to hold out
And it's got me down and feelin' so low
God only knows

Finally
Everyone'll see them
How'd they even do it
Everything you own, and you got me livin' low
Finally surface to see
You bastards better believe
This ain't no Hollywood E!
They're finely hearing me now
Drinkin' heavy water
Drinkin' from the river
You ain't got the time
So we're callin' you out

Are you hearing me now?
Track Name: So Sweet
When I look at you it ain't hard to see
Let me tell you oh it's hard to breathe
Everything you do is getting to me
You know it, oh you got to

Bring the heat my way, give some sugar to me
I push it, you pull me in
We could spend all day eating peaches and cream
Get to it, it's all fluid

Pop rocks, bubblegum, and she blew it
Her, candy shop is sweeter than the honey from bees
Thought the fox was sly man nothing to it
This, silver tongue will make you go weak in the knees
Oh you're gonna receive

She's feeling alive and pulling me down
went and lost myself I need to breath
She's praying to god and the devil too now
Want heaven, you'll get it

Just bite your lip, feel the breathe in your lungs
You close your eyes but you still see
Let me lift you up when you melt on my tongue
Like a lollipop love you're so sweet

We've got to, do what they tell us to
Just do, what you gotta do and say
So they'll let you go, just to
Get this fucking song on the radio

When I look at you it ain't hard to see
Let me tell you oh it's hard to breath
Everything you do is getting to me
You know it, oh you got to

Bring the heat my way, give some sugar to me
I push it, you pull me in
We could spend all day eating peaches and cream
Get to it, it's all fluid

Just bite your lip, feel the breathe in your lungs
You close your eyes but you still see
Let me lift you up when you melt on my tongue
Like a lollipop love you're so sweet
Track Name: Show Me
Withering sails, tipping the scales
Pursuit is close behind
When the light of the cars are passing as stars
Can't tell if you were born this way or you're just blind

You know
There's commonality yeah an ebb and flow
You're cold and pale
You've got a lot of colors but they're all pastel
So please, believe
You gotta play your part for a piece of me
When I, resolve
Recover from the feint now get ready for the free for all
1,2,3

Show me what you got
Thickening the plot
Hero dead and gone, but the story ain’t over yet
Show me what you got
Tell me what you're not
Will you judge a book when it's missing the cover

Fanning the flame
Windswept just like a mid-west plain
To see, the ease
So dependent on your brevity
Reason and rhyme
Where do you even find the time
To scheme, and pray
To your blood thirsty deities

Show me what you got
Thickening the plot
Hero dead and gone, but the story ain’t over yet
Show me what you got
Tell me what you're not
Will you judge a book when it's missing the cover

Lies, you can't abstain
Little thoughts leak from your pea sized brain
The nerve, absurd
To think that you could refrain, restrain
From turning sub-missive masses
Into glorious asses
It's just another way
For you
To
GAIN.

Show me what you got
Thickening the plot
Hero dead and gone, but the story ain’t over yet
Show me what you got
Tell me what you're not
Will you judge a book when it's missing the cover
Track Name: Sunny Day
I recall, everything
How the grass it was lush and green

Before, the fall
We could lie around and day dream

We forged a star
Who the hell do we think we are

But all that changed
When the sun came to take us away
Feel the warmth of the morning rays
Because the ash has left the landscape gray

Fortunate to know, that we need to fly
We will make our way
Because the prophets wrote, that we took to the sky
From this modern day Pompeii

We try, to begin
Feel the clouds roll across my skin

There's blood on the wind
Will god forgive us for these sins

And as the ash rains down below
Carpeting the plains

Can we pretend that it's just snow
On a sunny day
Fell the warmth of the morning rays
This is the price we pay

Fortunate to know, that we need to fly
We will make our way
And the prophets wrote, that we took to the sky
From this modern day Pompeii

On a sunny day
Feel the warmth of the morning rays
Because the ash has left the landscape gray

Fortunate to know that we need to fly
We will make our way
Because the prophets wrote, that we took to the sky
From this modern day Pompeii
Track Name: Welcome Home Andromeda
The sky... fell down... my nose...
Welcome Home... and behold...

Collide... slow...
The sky... unfolds...

The blues and hues,
Of Gold, they glow,..

As time's... flexed and pulled...
Welcome home... We're whole...
Welcome home...

The sky... fell down... my nose...
Welcome Home... and behold...

There's Fire... in the sky tonight...
We cry... into the light...

We're Bruised, and confused,
Nothing left to do but enjoy the show...

Eyes... Burning bright...
Welcome home... We're whole...
Welcome home... We're whole...


Hey now, all you got is head full of fears
In your eyes and your ears so
Lay down, if you don't want get stepped on
Then you need a back-bone of
Stone child, if you really wanna get past this
Then you'll need a remedy
You know that It's killin' me

Held down, by the force of the sheer discourse
And the weight of the gravity's
Dark waves, cuz it's high time
That we all get pulled right down in the
High tide, if you really wanna get past this
Then you'll need a remedy
It's pure calamity

Hey now, all you got is head full of fears
In your eyes and your ears so
Lay down, if you don't want get stepped on
Then you need a back-bone of
Stone child, if you really wanna get past this
Then you'll need a remedy
It's pure calamity

The sky... fell down... my nose...
Welcome Home... and behold...
We're whole...
Welcome home...