Anti​-​Cat Agenda

by KeyboardRodent

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Track Name: Letters of Frequency
Walking quickly down a hallway, I glance to my left and smile
When I forget what I should say, take some time and take a while
to make idle chit-chat with the woman at the counter, making
also idle chit-chat with the man who sells hot dogs out front

Sometimes, I can't tell the difference
between myself and my selfish self
I can't tell what I'm doing, would it
kill to help me out?

I don't know what someone told you, but I do not know your name
Why would I say that if it's not true? I'm too sick to play this game
I don't know why you do this to me, I just want to be your friend
I don't have luck and nothing's easy; tell me when this day will end

Could you tip the waitress for me? I don't have any small bills
I don't know, just ask someone. I can't solve the world's ills
Take a book out, just pay later; late fees are just made for chumps
This nice living could be greater, life is nicer without bumps

I don't know why you're so mean,
it's not like you're sick or dead
Is it hard to hold in a scream?
Is it hard to rest your head?

I don't like this pasta sauce, I think it makes me hear a voice
A voice that's lost, a voice that's scared, a voice that sounds just like a noise
No, I think the medication is just what's making it worse
I've had enough instrumentation, what I need now is perverse

I'm as important as you are to me
my letters of frequency

I own everything you see
my sweet letters of frequency
Track Name: Tangible Symbol Systems
Waiting by the window
No one close that I can see
Get cut by the pillow
Great big spikes poking at me

I, I know why she's mad at me I can
see the look in her...
Go on one little killing spree, you're
Just like the restraints she...

A breeze blows by and I can feel it
This is a new me
It feels like I'm actually near it
Somebody scream, I'm dreaming
Someone tell me what my name is
I swear I don't know it
This is not just one more pop quiz
/I'm not thinking straight/

Take me out of my cage now
My water needs to be replaced
I'm not the same, I don't know how
Identity, must have been misplaced

I, I know why you're here, I have
done the math in my head
You're so close, but not near. I don't even
want the contract I shred

I'm right here but you can't see me
What is wrong with you? Your
eyes are open, it's so easy
Are you in pain?
Take my picture for me, would you?
Thank you, you're so kind. I'd
like to do something else for you..

(Running isn't running 'cause it's bad for your thighs)
(Running isn't running 'cause it's bad for your thighs)
(Running isn't running 'cause it's bad for your thighs)
(Running isn't running 'cause it's bad for your thighs)

Where are you? I
just can't see you
Where'd you go?
I know you're somewhere
You were right there,
behind the closet
I see you...I think you're bleeding

I, I know how you play your game, you pretend
I no longer (walk)
Let's take this one, or just the same, we can
spend today in the (dark)

Where'd I put my brand new outfit?
It looks good on me, it
costs too much for me to admit
I bought it anyway, I
gravitated towards the leather
No big surprise, if
only it looked like a feather

Running isn't running, it's just...
Running isn't running, it's just walking faster
Running isn't running, it's just...
Running isn't running, it's just walking faster
Track Name: My Orange Friend
Walking pogo-stick
Water resistant and slick
Rounded off and slim
Making your future grim

Keeping your promise
Keeping good on your threat
You'll turn out okay,
but you're probably gonna get wet

Smile on until the bitter end
None of you can best
my orange friend

Kinda short on teeth
What's scary is what's underneath
You can tell I'm afraid
I hope my payments are paid

Stay away
Stay on your side
It might be scary,
but at least no one's died

He's the last one I want to offend
We're all scared of what he can do,
my orange friend

That's when it all went south
Conversing about your mouth
Keeping me awake
Sleeping would be a mistake

Make my day
Make my record play
Although you won't admit,
it seems as though you'd likely fit

My begging is too real to be pretend
The one it's directed at is you,
my orange friend
Track Name: HuLLYWO D
Write my name, I drop the pen
I don't want that, not again
Got some water in my eyes
Just put pressure, doctors advise

I can't write without my head
I can't use my neck instead
Got a brand new way to swim
Help me out of this suit I'm in

Get me off of this cheap ride
I'll let my own heart decide
Wash my hands and put on gloves
This is the candy my friend loves

I can't see without my eyes
I can't leave without goodbyes
Got a brand new house today
I can't chase those mice away

No, I'm not making this up alone
I don't have a team

Make me see that you've been here
Make me feel the truth, not fear
Try to think of something good
Just don't think of Hollywood

Take me out, show me around
I've never seen that side of town
Talk to me and try to act nice
I don't want your bad advice

I can't breathe without veins
I can't taste the candy canes
Got a brand new way to run
It doesn't work, but sure is fun

Take away my only friend
Give me paths to my own end
Tell me lies and that we're through
Make me loathe the sight of you

I can't sing without my hands
Full of scars and wedding bands
Got a brand new way to fame
No I lied, it's just the same

No, I'm not making taking the bus today
I don't have a pass

Make me see that you've been here
Make me feel the truth, not fear
Try to think of something good
Just don't think of Hollywood
Track Name: Is That What You Think?
Hey
Yeah, it's me
This can't be;
I thought I had checked with you

Hey
Miss Hard Shell
Go to hell
I don't want what you have to say

No, I'm not me
just 'cause you
told me that it would be okay with you and

No,
I don't need
your advice on how to
be more like you
I don't like you and
why the fuck would I?

I just need your words
to wash over me
and tell me I'm good enough to live as long as
I don't stand out from
what you see as yourself
Is that what you think?

Hey
Yeah, it's me
that you see
I'm right here, even though you

Don't
want me here
Have no fear,
You're not what decides if

I stay myself
even if I'm something that you don't like and
if you step down from your pedestal,
there's a whole world out there

I just need your heart
to agree with mine
and make sure that nothing but yourself is out there
I keep telling you
I only wish you approved
Is that what you think?

I so want to know
why it bothers you
that I like art with anthropomorphic characters
If only I could fix
whatever you want me to
Is that what you think?

If only you could know
how big a shit I give
about your fetish for making people think like you do
Maybe one day I'll
find a way to your heart
Is that what you think?
Track Name: Pet
Concrete evidence is just evidence of concrete and
words aren't mine until you say they are and it's
dark, it's scary, and it's cold

Just make due with whatever
freedoms you still have on you
Know they're not your friend
and don't question them at all

Whimpering sounds through the room and nobody
need to guess who it could be coming from
and I know it too,
it's probably me

Take away what coffee I have left
and leave me

I know the words
and the truth she ignores
Someone tell her I can't breathe
She's way more than I need
I know the chorus,
I've checked the thesaurus
I know my weakness
I'm afraid to call you 'Miss'

What you said I have trouble recalling
now that my mind has been replaced with yours and
I'm not here as myself

I don't know what you said
but I think it was about me

Something I'm afraid of is just
Something I'm not made of
Someone call 9-1-1
She's too much to outrun
I'm not the doctor, no
I'm just the proctor
I thought I knew how
but that was until now

I know the words
and the truth she ignores
Someone tell her I can't breathe
She's way more than I need
I know the chorus,
I've checked the thesaurus
I know my weakness
I'm afraid to call you...

I know the words
and it's me she ignores
Someone tell her I can't breathe
She's just what I need
I knew the chorus,
but that was before this
Before I knew what I'd miss
if I started calling her 'Miss'
Track Name: Congruent Triangles
Let's just take some time
to remember what I said
I thought of a rhyme
now I can't get it out of my head

I can't see the future
No, I'm me
I refuse to be excused, sir

Can you dig me out
of this obsession drought?
Teach me how to dance
I'll thank you in advance

I don't know my blood type
No, I'm me
I just said I'll leave instead, sir

I can't find the words
my singing voice mangles
I've searched the world
and all I found...
all I found were congruent triangles

I can't find the words
to tell you how I feel
About the tiny birds,
their birdsong and their squeal

Walking down the street
My arms stay at my side
I just don't feel complete
There's nowhere I can hide

I don't know the ending
No, I'm me
I can't take myself awake, sir
Track Name: The Flood
Still waiting
Still floating, but
not as much
as the unlucky ones

Uncertain
Headline news
Hotel room
Getting small in here

I don't know where the bell is
but no one does, so I feel better

I won't leave, you
Can't make me
Just take me
out with your long rifle

Someone said that
Water floats but
So do I if
I hold in my worries

I don't really know where I am
but someone does, so I feel better

They have yet to find the cost
for moments we all could have lost
Calculate the mortar and blood
all of us lost
in the flood

Change the channel
There's no news
All the words are
things we've heard before

Someone kill me
This is quicksand
It's my last stand
Turn it off already

I don't know where I put all my clothes
but neither do you, so I feel better

They have yet to tally up
All the liquid in my cup
This missile could be a dud
But it might be lost

I hear there could be good news
Get the lead in your shoes
Let's get the hell out of here
Didn't you hear? There was no flood...
Track Name: Squeak
Fear, whiskers, and eyes
Scared and frail
The sound his ears so despise
A twitch of the tail
A gasp, he pauses
and soon, he knows what's there

A whimper brewing in his lungs
A plea on the tip of his tongue

Run from noises, that's my technique
She's out there waiting, quiet, don't speak
She's waiting for me, she knows that I'm weak
Terrified of what she'll do to...
*Squeak*

Heart beating out of his chest
Someone stop that sound
Sweet, I'm sure she'll attest
If he does get found
He knows her species
And what she's going to say

Her confidence, the tone in her voice so sneer
He listens as he chokes back a tear

Someone help me, the future looks bleak
Surely I'm not the prey that she seeks
I know she's out there, but I'll just take a peak
When I see her grin...

Her face lights up as she hears a shriek
Her blood starts flowing, the feeling unique
'Run' becomes the new word of the week
When she makes her move...

(Run, run! Run, little squirrel, run! Run, run, run, run! Run for your life...)
Track Name: Brigantine
More than the fire
sometime in the summer
More than the nighttime
long ago

Don't ask me my name again
I'd rather you don't know

I'd deliver my ghost
to those who want it
Now, I fear it's too late
Play pretend that we're alone now
No one else is here

Wooden amusement
You can see through the pieces
We've done what we came here for

I've been walking so long it hurts
And I just realized I'm not alone

I'd deliver my ghost
to those who want it
Now, I fear it's too late
Play pretend that we're alone now
No one else is here

That was the last time you sighed
It's only now I realize what you were saying
(but you're already...)

That was the secret:
I didn't know it
At the time, I was young

Makes me glad it took all day
Now, that's all I have left

If someone told me
I'd think back and smile
when I thought of that time

Now, I think I made it up to save me
Maybe that's not such a bad thing to do

Brigantine

Give me the future,
give me the present
That's all I need for my trip

When I get back,
give me the past
That's when I'll make the choice

Trapped in the the thick of the mud,
only a fool would shout 'Press On!"
(But, I'm a fool)

Someone took away my ghost
I thought I would have it
Now, I fear it's too late
Looking back at my life now,
I thought you'd always be there

Brigantine...
Track Name: A Cloud To Nowhere
Sit back and smile as static fills my head
Open my mind and I'm somewhere else instead

Put in the tape, pull up a chair
Float away on a cloud to nowhere

Suppress a laugh as pictures run by
The screen blurs and fogs as you begin to cry

Take my hand, but beware
You might never return from my cloud to nowhere

Line after line
I don't know where I am
No, I feel fine
I just need some RPM
Alone, it's scary but
with you here,
no one can tell I'm alone

I need a moment to clear my mind
I need a sec to be with my own kind

Wind up the reel, close your eyes
Tell me how you feel without your disguise

Line after line
I don't know where I am
No, I feel fine
I just need some RPM
Alone, it's scary but
with you here,
no one can tell I'm alone

Time after time
I forget to sing
No, I'll be fine
Just hand me my acorn ring
Alone, I'm afraid but
with you near
no can tell we're alone