Love Songs from Outer Space

by Dani House

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Love Songs from Outer Space is a collection of recordings from various albums to serve as an introduction to the goblin enigma known as Dani House.

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released 01 May 2014

Written, performed and produced by Dani House
Andrew Swain performed on tracks 1, 5, 8, 9, 17, 27, and 30

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Track Name: Midnight Timbre
Join me on the stair tonight
So we can sleep diagonally
I'll play with yours if you play with mine
Our hair I mean, don't think me obscene
I'm only trying coup d'etats to save myself the au revoirs
Like poison from the heartbreak germ
Like taxidermist pachyderms

Ooh...

Every life time I have spent
Away, astray, it's you for whom I stay
Afloat my head in space
Come try your best to pull me down
I'll show you how things look from here
I'm always sleeping in the trash
Whenever you don't have my back
'Cause I misplace it all the time
And never dig it up in time
No I never dig it up in time for you
Track Name: Magic Hobgoblin Silly String Gun
Make your monster look like an angel
Mix it in your drink and feel like a martyr
Ink blots sun spots selling smoke
Blow it out your eyes and see your ghost
Salad bars and fake fur coats
A cannibal told me I taste like soap
Mister Fister in my tub
Potty training cats with a baseball glove
Mommy's little H-Bomb dressed like a cigarette
Running off into the sunset
We're not holding back we won't hold back
We're not holding back we won't hold back

Magic Hobgoblin Silly String Gun
Track Name: Pogo Sticking Down the Highway
Don't mind me I'm just waiting for a ride from someone I don't even know
It's coming on dawn and my coffee's gone cold on the side of the road
I'm just going with the breeze like the Burger King bags flying out of the school bus door

And I'm pogo sticking down the highway
'Cause that's all you left me with
And it's hard to care where I end up
I'm having too much fun, hopping along
Singing songs about losing my mind

Don't mind me I'm just hitching a ride on the back seat of a tandem bike
Drinking out of squirt guns underneath a midday moon made of stainless steel
I feel a little down 'cause I've only got a shoplift bathing suit to keep me warm

And I'm boogie boarding down the highway
'Cause that's all you left me with
And it's hard to care where I end up
I'm just doing hang tens down on my luck
Singing songs about losing my mind

I didn't wanna run away from you, even though you accuse me to
It's just my life's full of nothing else better to do

Don't mind me I'm just waiting for a ride from someone I can't even see
And I'm somersaulting down the highway
Paying no mind to what they say
And I don't really care where I end up
If I can have my fun, singing songs about losing my mind
Track Name: If I Could Be An Animal
If I could be an animal
I'd be a bird of song
Do cliche things like fly around
And sing all day long
I'd never be cold or hungry
Or else I'd just fly South
Unless somebody shot me down
And then I would fall into the sea
And become a fish instead
And finally learn to swim
Without the fear of drowning to death
There'd always be adventures
And new things deeper down
Until somebody fished me out
And then I would sprout arms and legs
And become a flying squirrel
And glide across the water to dry land
I'd hang out all day in the trees
And never pay my rent
Until a rabid dog came and ate me up
If I could be an animal
Then I would be a cat
The cutest one that ever lived
So you would love me back
I'd claw your lovers faces off
Until they ran and fled
But I am just myself
So I wrote this song instead
Track Name: Alien Kidd
You don't have to be so careless
When I'm talking to you
You put your headphones on and treat me
Like the highway noise outside
So zip me up like your luggage
And lock me in your trunk
Forget about me for the next hundred miles
While you're looking for something new
So won't you just leave me for dead
I'm just an alien kid with a tentacle head

It's hard to get you off my mind
When you're skateboarding through my dreams
So I try to stay awake while my nights become days
And there's grocery bags under my eyes
Sometimes I think you want me dead
I'm just a freezer burned kid with a black hole head

So wear me on your feet and walk all over me
Like the shoes you think I am
You know it's hard to sing to you while you're stepping on my blues
But I'm trying anyway
I think I might as well be dead
I'm just a paranoid kid with a pretty dumb head
Track Name: Robots & Cigarettes
I've got a headache and it really sucks
It makes me wish I didn't have a head at all
Robots and cigarettes are pretty cool
So are shitty movies and acting a fool
Hands hands raise your hands
Wrap your hands around the Sun
And bring it down, bring it down
Down down down to me
Share it and we'll melt our hands together now
I forgot to write this part down
So I'll just keep on going like-
One thing that I don't like is acting sane
I'd rather run around the streets like a train
Hands hands raise your hands
Wrap your hands around the Sun
And bring it down, bring it down
Down down down to me
Share it and we'll melt our hands together now
I don't even know why I wrote this song
I think I'll end it right here 'cause it's way too long
Track Name: BMV (Get By)
I woke up sleeping in a trash bag down by the BMV, the BMV
I woke up in a bag choking on the sunshine and I'm trying to get by
Wondering why
I've got coffee stained jeans and I can't get paid
I can't get paid, can't get paid
I'm singing to your wallet but I won't get paid and I'm trying to get by

I passed out smoking 'cause I can't get high
I can't get high, can't get high
I'm snorting up whiskey and I can't get high and I'm trying to get by
Wondering why
And now I'm choking on a french fry, jumping over parking meters
I won't lie, I don't know why
I'm screaming on fire 'cause I don't know why and I'm trying to get by

You found me sleeping in a trash bag down by the BMV, the BMV
I woke up speechless at your sunshine, I was trying to get by
Wondering why
Then you told me that you'd let me share your bed
Share your bed, share your bed
So I took my trash bag and left the BMV and I think I'll get by
Track Name: Love Me Like a Bug
I'm lucky as a bed bug shootin' the shit
Cursing at my six legs blow me to bits
Swinging at my bath with a baseball bat
Swing, swinging out the doorway
Where am I at

I'm in luck, luck, lucky as a bug
Stumbling like an avalanche over your rug
I'm in love, love, love me like a bug
Bleeding like an hourglass out of my soul

I'm in love just like a snowball thrown at your coat
Roll me in the street and right under a boat
Change me into clouds trying to rub out the sun
Cross-country water ski, shoot me on sight
Track Name: Nutter Butters
Nutter Butters on holiday
Nutter Butters working every day
Nutter Butters go for a walk
Nutter Butters don't talk the talk
Nutter Butters at the candy store
Nutter Butters aren't candy though!
Nutter Butters singing Kumbaya
Nutter Butters pull a coup d'etat
Nutter Butters stealing all your shit
Nutter Butters selling all your shit
Nutter Butters spilling coffee on
Other Nutter Butters at the hair salon
Nutter Butters come out to play
Nutter Butters win every game!
Track Name: Dial Tones
Someday soon when the old boat takes my body to the other side
I'll probably bribe my way back home to see you one last time
I'll try and fall asleep on the rooftop listening to dial tones from your dead phone
While insect boys try to rob an old man below

So give me a can of baked beans,
and a sleeping bag to wear as clothes
No one can recognize me,
They only see my prints in the snow

Someday soon when the toothpaste glues my picture to a stop sign post
I'll probably fill the hallways with a song sung by my ghost
I'll hitch a ride with some strange man all the way to Honduras
And he won't even know I'm there asleep in the backseat.

Well I'm not real, but I ain't fake
I'm floating downstream on a lake
I must look pretty funny to any kids with the sixth sense

Maybe I'll steal some car keys and hide them in a marmalade jar
They'd never guess they'd be in someone's sandwich across town
And rather than haunt somebody's house, I'll haunt a public bathroom stall
and be that ghost that everybody hates but can't ignore.

When I get too lonely
And the cobwebs have all gone stale
I'll float up through the atmosphere
And bid this world farewell

Someday soon when I'm passing through the constellations I never knew
I'll probably say well that was fun, but I've gotta start brand new
Track Name: All the Love Songs in the World
All the love songs in the world couldn't make you love me
And all the ecstasy wouldn't put you in my arms
I can't imagine why
Although you've said so many times
I think I might be sick
And just because it's over now
That means I'm supposed to move on
But I don't want to
So good luck getting me to try

All my juvenile complaints could never ease this heartache
No matter how melodramatic or naive
And I don't wonder why
It's because true love is a lie
At least for the moment
And all the breakup songs I know
Could never make me let you go
Not even this one
And good luck getting me to try
'Cause trying's just too tough
When I could sleep or just get drunk
And say I'll never even try again
Why should I even bother

'Cause all the love songs in the world couldn't make you love me
And all the alcohol couldn't get you in my bed
I can't imagine why
Although you've said so many times
I think I might be sick
And just because it's over now
That means I'm supposed to move on
But I don't want to
So good luck getting me to try
Track Name: Trash Can Lid
My hands are tied
My hands were tied
Your hands were mine
And as time went by
I was such a mess that I couldn't cry
I tried to try and I lost my life
I thought I saw your car go by
You didn't recognize me because

I'm living in an alley with my new best friend
He's a trash can lid with brooms for hands
People all point and say I'm down on my luck
But honestly I think it's looking up

Now getting drunk
Was getting old
So I lost my mind
On your telephone
You chewed it up like a doggy bone
Track Name: Water Down
Water down my Coca-cola
With whiskey to get through the night
The radio's playing our song
But my mouth is too full to sing

You run like a peacock on fire
And the only way to snuff you out
Is to drown you in my Coca-cola
With whiskey so I'll sleep tonight

I don't know why I love you
When I know myself so well
So now I must pick up the pieces
Of my moped that I drove through hell

Water down my Coca-cola
With whiskey to get through the night
The jukebox is playing our song
But the devil's my bartender now
Track Name: I Wrote This Song About the Summer, Even Though It's Only Spring
Summer time reminds me of this song
Because I wrote it about the summer
Even though it's only spring
It's the time of year I never sleep
And put off my priorities
And devote every day to having fun
It reminds me of that Dairy Queen
With all those old arcade machines
Like Donkey Kong and Galaga
I don't know where they ended up
I never thought of going far
Until I learned to play guitar
And then we'd run around the mall
Singing to no one at all
And we'd call that church across the street
And get their answering machine
And try not to laugh while we'd sing
About shitting in the kitchen sink
It's like how we found Wesley Willis
And his unpoetic genius
'Cause we stayed up 'til 6AM
Doing dumb shit on the internet
And making love not war's alright
But I can't fuck and I can't fight
I'd rather just be making friends
Than sleep with someone else's friends
And I miss my friends most of the time
But we're supposed to move with the times
And I can't seem to get it right
So I hope I don't get left behind
Track Name: I Want to Be a Cyclops
I want to be a cyclops
And if I really was
I'd eat your little neck off
And throw you into space
I'd make you into breakfast
And punch your stupid dad
And turn him into Milk Duds
And feed him to my cat

I want to be a cyclops
And I think I'm getting close

If I was a cyclops I would eat you whole
And steal your fucking Gameboy and play it at your funeral

If I was a cyclops I'd build a time machine
And beat the living shit out of stupid dinosaurs

I want to be a cyclops
I think I'm getting close
But I'm just a goblin
And that's good enough for me
Track Name: Lonely Gas Pump Blues
This Murphy USA parking lot has never looked so empty
Ever since that cloudy day that we locked eyes
We said much more with just one look than all the songs that I could ever write
Sitting in the passenger's seat of your mom's Monte Carlo,
Where I long to be and where my heart still beats for you

I truly should have tried to show you a sign with my phone number
But I was frozen in time by your tractor beam eyes
My brain ran around like a stupid kid, tripping over what to do
So I watched and I waited as you drove away to the crossroad
Where my heart meets all the things that I didn't do

This Murphy USA parking lot just always seems too empty
So I thought I'd write this song about that day
And maybe by freak coincidence you'd hear it on the radio
and you'd know that I'm singing to you in your mom's Monte Carlo
Where I long to be and where my heart still beats for you
And I hope you don't think it's strange that I remember you
Track Name: Won't You Be
Oh won't you be my autumn leaves
That I can use to blanket me
Oh won't you be my Brooklyn bridge
To carry me to cliched bliss
Oh won't you be my movie screen
That I can watch til I fall asleep
Oh won't you be the song I play
You're more than I could ever say

Oh won't you be my pogo stick
To jump around with til I'm sick
Oh won't you be my basement stairs
I can hide under when I'm scared
Oh won't you be my parachute
I don't know why, it just seems cute
Oh won't you be my escape route
So I can run away with you

Oh won't you be my morning view
That I can always wake up to
Oh won't you be my favorite song
'Cause I'll forever sing along
Track Name: I Was an Android
There was a story
I wrote it about you
I was an android
And you were a boy
And the pages were empty
Except for the spots where
My tears made the page wet
And I could not write on them
I've stolen your eyes
And placed them in the sky
One replaced the Sun
While the other the Moon
Then there was a fire
It swallowed my voice
And I couldn't call out
To see where it took you
But I know that this wasn't for the first time
Wasn't for the last time
And our voices only carry so far
As we sing doo-doo-doo
Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo
And when I think that I'm too small
For this giant world it's a monster's world
I think of the spider that's a monster to someone
Who stepped on it like a monster too
There was an army
Of toys from your childhood
But they were all broken
And we could not fix them
So you ran away
I tried to catch you
But I just grew smaller
And found I had joined them
Now as a toy
I'm learning to cope with
Guitars and pianos
The toys all around me
To show when I'm happy
And when I am not
Don't misunderstand me
I am not complaining
Track Name: Werewolf Trailer Trash
Werewolf trailer trash looking fine
Passed me on the street last night
Werewolf trailer trash I've got my eyes set on you

Vagabond alien looking fine
Asked me for some coin last night
Vagabond alien I've got my eyes set on you

Insect humanoid in disguise
Asked me for the time last night
Insect humanoid I've got my eyes set on you
Track Name: I Could Tell You...
How long has it been since you've written me?
Well I don't know
Do you even still think of me?
I could tell you...
But if it's honesty you need, please don't take it personally
Lately I just don't have time for you
Why is it your phone calls make me nervous?
Well I don't know
Do your thoughts dwell on someone else?
I could tell you...
But I like to make believe I've got a few tricks up my sleeve, and promiscuity is one of them
Do you even want a happy ending?
Well I don't know
Is it that you're having second thoughts?
I could tell you...
But if there's one thing about me, I like a little mystery
And if misery comes too I'll welcome it
How can you behave so inhuman?
Well I might know
Are you even human at all?
I could tell you...
But I don't know how you'd react, if you were revealed the fact
That I am really not of this Earth
Track Name: Nothing Makes Sense When You Think Too Much
Nothing makes sense when you think too much
Well I've been thinking so long about nothing at all
Cause nothing makes sense when you think too much

I feel light headed when I think too much
I think it might just float away if I can't make it stop
Cause I feel light headed when I think too much

I don't know why I think too much
I think it might just float away if I can't make it stop
Cause I don't know why I think too much
Track Name: How Could You Love a Face Like Mine?
While you're looking at me, tell me could you love a face like mine?
I grow tired of wondering if you could love a face like mine
Because I'll love you even if you can't stand me to
Even if it was by mistake, I'd only take a kiss from you

Am I that hard to please, asking could you love a face like mine?
Don't let me down easy, just say no and I'll try not to mind.
With a face like that, don't mistake for my-
Asinine soothsayings perhaps a bit too crass
Why should you jest, you're just too nice I guess
To someone who is so much less

Must you be such a tease, and make me hope you'd love a face like mine?
Should I have the police arrest your heart for eating me alive?
Because I'll love you even if you can't stand me to
Even if it was by mistake, I'd only take a kiss from you

Consider this my leave, because how could you love a face like mine?
Why do I feel so deceived? As if you'd ever love a face like mine.
How could you love a face like mine?
Track Name: The Voices
The voices in his closet said "You cry too much"
The voice under his bed said "Your time is up"
The voices in his head said
"You're coming back with us"
They took him to the bridge and said "You'll never win"
"Love will never find you, your fate is this"
"Just let yourself fall
'Cause the world will never let you fly"
But a tiny voice beneath my pillow while I sleep
Said "Listen to me and you'll find what you seek"
I can't express how much you saved me
The flashlight in my dreams where I could never see
Track Name: Theme Park Ride
The biggest mistake I ever knew was thinking it'd be simple loving you
'Cause then along comes somebody new
And I find there's someone else into you too
I've never been so clueless what to do
I only know I'm hopelessly stuck on you and-
Here comes the part
I'm swallowing my heart

Love is like a stupid theme park ride
It seems like I'm always the first in line
I really hope I don't throw up this time
Hold my hand and I'll be fine

There's so many other problems I should solve
But you are all that's on my mind
I know they have a word for that or two
But the only one I really want is you
I'm running out of things to rhyme with you
You, you you...

Here comes the part
I'm swallowing my heart

Love is like a stupid theme park ride
It seems like I'm always the first in line
I really hope I don't throw up this time
Love is like a stupid theme park ride (hold my hand and I'll be fine)
It seems like I'm always the first in line
I really hope I don't throw up this time
Don't run away if I throw up this time
I'll try my best to aim for the kids behind
Then we'll just eat pizza and lock eyes
Hold my hand and I'll be fine
Track Name: More Than My Life
There's a stranger sleeping in my room
He drank my soda and he stole my shoes
I told him he could have my life
But if you need any more I'll be gone
I'm watching people go by at the speed of sound
I'm trying to run but my legs are giving out
There's a hotel on the corner
I think I might be sleeping there alone
There's an old man chasing after me
Trying to catch me on his fishing pole
And then I'm dog-piled by the SWAT team
For stealing a pot pie from the store
I'm working on a chain gang now
Looking for some way out
So I jumped in the back of a truck
Going the speed of sound
It's taking me away to some new town
Well I told the warden to take my life
But if you need any more I'll be gone
Track Name: Keychain
Screaming at the headlights parked outside
'Cause they won't shut up
And your roof leak's filling up your Tupperware
But I need a place to sleep
So I roll up in a rug on your bathroom couch
and let the ghost train take me further South

I'm using all your fake disability checks to keep me warm
But you're watching cartoons on your microwave, so I had to plug
My TV dinner into your Xbox, but I don't know the password to your Netflix

So put me on a keychain hang me on your wall
Like a wanted poster of a dead outlaw
Put me on a keychain keep me in your car
And listen to my tapes on your VCR
Put me on a keychain cook me on your stove
Like expired shrimp scampi and a garlic clove
Put me on a keychain wear me on your shirt
Like a superhero logo and a mini skirt
Put me on a keychain hide me like a gun
In your glove box and shoot me when the police come
And after all the good times I'll be worse for wear
So buy a brand new keychain
And feed me to your ferret in a hot dog bun
Track Name: If I Threw My Head Away
Hungry sky
How you swallow all my time
Singing rain
How you drown away my pain
Nothing more
Ever joins me on the floor
Sleeping there until your brain
Can shapeshift and turn you into a microwave

Dollar bill
How you peel away my skin
Brand new shoes
I can't even look at you
My head's unglued
I think I'm better off without you
If I threw my head away
Would you rest assured that I'd never cry again?
Track Name: What Can I Say?
I like to be dumb sometimes
'Cause otherwise I'd lose my mind
I like to laugh at stupid shit all day
And it's hard for me to get a job
'Cause I have too much fun fucking around
But not in the literal sense
Because sex sucks and I suck at it
So what can I say?
I'm just really lame
At least I can laugh about it and not mind
I like to be dumb sometimes
And run around naked like I'm blind
And throw my TV down the stairs
And get weird food stuck in my hair
And I won't mind what you think of me
When you see me drinking gasoline
What can I say?
I'm just really lame
At least I can laugh about it and not mind
At least I can sing about it and not mind