Satellites and Saints

by Goggy

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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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Track Name: Original Voice
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
Track Name: Bunnies and Unicorns
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
Track Name: Satellites and Saints
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
Track Name: Escape Velocity
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
Track Name: Capsule Crush
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
Track Name: Blameless and Sky Blue
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
Track Name: Goofed Up on Hopballs
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
Track Name: California Stop
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
Track Name: Someone Else's Sound
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
Track Name: Plenty of Proof
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
Track Name: Lucky
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