Satellites and Saints

by Goggy

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1.
Original Voice sometimes it’s hard to put sentences together or simply a pair of words it’s tough to stop the malaprops and repeating all those stories that you’ve heard this is the sound of you phoning it in gotta get your head right before you call again there’s always that turn of phrase that dizzy joy bringing back your original voice you used to be the clever-comeback-queen it’s coming out mean are you wandering the enchanted woods of obscurity for the security of no being head or seen this is the sound of you phoning it in gotta get your head straight before you try again there’s always that turn of phrase that giddy joy bringing back your original voice it’s hard to get a word in it can become a burden trying to prove you’re certain how can you sing with all this perfume hanging in the air in nostalgia’s homesick room and who can salvage what can’t be preserved you’re not doing yourself favors being so reserved this is the sound of you phoning it in gotta get your head right before you call again there’s always that turn of phrase that dizzy joy bringing back your original voice there’s something more than your original voice bringing back your original voice
2.
Bunnies and Unicorns all of the daily dangerous dragons lurking in secret in station wagons whiskery werewolves watching you from the roof there’s no proof that’s credible still you should try to be less edible bunnies and unicorns won’t save you now can’t you see they’re locked in mortal combat it’s so funny that you’re having doubts you never have the time for giving out a shout speaking of zombies you’re taking precautions but there’s no vacation from devastation they’re lurking on facebook liking your brain pan they can eat it before the dawn the undead are never logging off bunnies and unicorns won’t save you now can’t you see they’re locked in mortal combat it’s so funny that you’re having doubts you never have the time for giving out a shout the scariest monsters are not giant lobsters vampire crocasaurus the hardest things to ignore are in your head bunnies and unicorns won’t save you now can’t you see they’re locked in mortal combat Ii’s so funny that you’re having doubts you never have the time for giving out a shout bunnies and unicorns won’t save you now save you save you save you
3.
Satellites and Saints innocence is no defense when I know better a million circumstances have no laws or letters I wanna weave a tapestry to impress you my angel instead I make every thread a total tangle umbrellas spinning down the street pilgrims walk with weary feet chrome and steel and peeling paint the satellites and all the saints it gets so bright it makes a sound I defy the stars they only go so far and then they just come back down if I’d known what I know now would it be the same would it ever explain satellites and saints omniscience is no defense I’m only learning there’s an infinite regression and the mirror is turning and space is curving that car is swerving and doe a deer is on her knees there’s no time for eulogies here lie the bones the sun will bleach traffic lights and endless stream that gets so bright it makes a sound I defy the stars they only go so far and then they just come back down if I’d known what I know now would it be the same would it ever explain satellites and saints satellites and saints
4.
Escape Velocity the scenery is slipping past it’s shooting down out of your grasp towards mountains of the underworld with heroes who never uncurl they can’t go back now they have reached their escape velocity the bullies take what they can squeeze from the mild flocks of the meek they’re slumbering so perfectly they never count one single sheep they can’t go back now they have reached their escape velocity disfigured stars worlds of lament the fields and streams a monument to all the tears left un-cried ‘til Orphueus is with his bride She can’t go back now she has reached her escape velocity he can’t go back now she has reached his escape velocity
5.
Capsule Crush biceps launch a thousand ships fantasize about those lips when morning comes the smile slips the zenith of your passion slips capsule crush I’m in a rush messages will self destruct in colors of first blush impression you cannot trust listening because you must there’s no escaping capsule crush capsule crush eyelashes fan the air making currents making dares hormones go off like bombs you can only be so strong capsule crush I’m in a rush messages will self destruct in colors of first blush impression you cannot trust listening because you must there’s no escaping capsule crush capsule crush antidotes are time-released so take a breath before you speak you might regret your sexual peak you might be on a lucky streak capsule crush I’m in a rush messages will self destruct in colors of first blush impression you cannot trust listening because you must there’s no escaping capsule crush capsule crush
6.
Blameless and Sky Blue fingerprints and snowflakes kaleidoscopes of landscapes shadows in the hollows of the hills mass-produced chartreuses purple bruises battles in a bottle of red pills blameless and sky blue the colors of the sunset crayons and alphabets melted on the surface of the moon a universe of swatches to paint the faces of watches with more minutes between midnight and noon blameless and sky blue all those bronze statues of horses say so long Captain Tortoiseshell red flags and microbes the angels sweep down in white robes they must’ve misunderstood blameless and sky blue
7.
Goofed up on Hopballs I’m floating with the clouds gazing at the scenery I shouldn’t operate heavy machinery in this state people mow their lawns they are ignoring me I’m up so far three hundred stories high hey doc look at the clock it’s been so long but when it’s gone I’ll miss it anyway hey hey hey I didn’t mean to put my keys in the microwave I had a dream about bunnies and unicorns saving me the side effects include on occasion a sudden shift of political persuasion and cuvad hey doc look at the clock it’s been so long but when it’s gone I’ll miss it anyway hey hey hey I couldn’t run fast enough I couldn’t climb high enough I couldn’t sing loud enough I float above the couch like unanswered questions a pharmaceutical Rip Van Winkle (rumplestilstskin) hey doc look at the clock it’s been so long but when it’s gone hey doc look at the clock it’s been so long I’ll miss it anyway hey hey hey I’ll miss it miss it miss it miss it
8.
California stop I’m freaking out waiting at the light where saber-tooth tigers were petrified disaster likes to whisper: “psych”! and who really knows him except in fractions and when you’re distracted it’s every girl for herself the bubble’s gonna pop there’s only time for a California stop California stop California stop I’m freaking out on snowflake requiem H20 unobtainium disaster’s vexed when I don’t text and why don’t we skip the next 1906 let the silicon chips fall it’s every girl for herself you can’t find a cop to make arrests for a California stop California stop
9.
Someone Else’s Sound why are my arguments jettisoned from the craft laid out lifeless on this funeral raft in the engine room they’re stoking machinery and making waves and changing the scenery conflicting frequencies are always battling you’d think that sympathy could win sirens cover up your mouth did we already drown in someone else’s sound is there a star to steer a steed of a sister vessel foundering I used to give demonstrations but the captain laughed at my navigation conflicting frequencies are always battling you’d think that sympathy could win sirens cover up your mouth did we already drown in someone else’s sound it’s been said there are two kinds of people in the world the ones who say there are two kinds of people and the ones who say how could I possibly know sirens cover up your mouth did we already drown in someone else’s sound and you’d think that sympathy could win
10.
Plenty of Proof I wouldn’t wanna be a woman of too few words I might leave out one of those important clues like the sound of the ice cubes against your glass the color of the sky when five Canada geese fly by and what’s a haiku among friends like me and you there’s plenty of proof I wouldn’t wanna miss out on the drama of the continents slowly drifting the fireflies telegraph diatribes to the traffic lights and what’s a haiku among friends like me and you there’s plenty of proof I wouldn’t wanna be a woman of too many words that just leads to questions about the extinction of the dinosaurs and recipes remember when we met all those years go by and I’m so ridiculously green and what’s a haiku among friends like me and you there’s plenty of proof
11.
Lucky 04:44
Lucky I talk with a crack in my voice sometimes I’m caught when you’re free to rejoice I watch the congregation my cup is raised to the wrong occasion lucky I’m not tall I won’t have so far to fall I’m late for all my appointments Except my date with disappointment I’m great at all the wrong moves Oh I can’t wait to shout it from the roof lucky I can take credit for my best mistakes when I’m done with just one second to sum this up when the train whistle beckons for sleep wearily earned to float upstream to the stars to yearn lucky they’re not high I won’t have so far to fly

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released September 22, 2016

composed, performed, and produced by Margrit Eichler
published by You djinni Us Songs, BMI
mastered by: Philip Shaw Bova
album design: Todd Jones Donahue
photos: Margrit Eichler

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Goggy Oakland, California

"An art-pop mix of sly songcraft and production savvy"
--Alan Haber

Goggy is the side-project of keyboardist/
singer-sonwriter Margrit Eichler (of the bay area trio, True Margrit). in the studio Goggy is just Margrit tinkering away, until her cats Luc and Freddi purr approval. But onstage Goggy is Margrit, Nick O'Connor (of Sweet Peaches) and Pam Delgado (of Blame Sally).
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