Mental Tattoo

by The Stonethrowers

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This is our second album, but the first with the new line up: on drums is Sean Erickson, on lead guitar and backing vocals is Patrick Keenan, J. B. Scott plays keyboards, guitar, and does backing vocals, and bass guitar and lead vocals is Joe Goforth. This record was recorded at El Centro Cellar in Columbia, Missouri - engineered by Will Reeves. Producer credit goes to Sean Erickson and The StoneThrowers. We tried to make this sound as close to live as possible. Hope you enjoy it!

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released June 18, 2016

The StoneThrowers are:
Joe Goforth
j. B. Scott
Patrick Keenan
Sean Erickson

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The Stonethrowers formed in January of 2003, in Columbia, Missouri, with the goal of making some fun rock and roll music!

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Track Name: TV Song
TV SONG

Sitting here watching TV
Don’t really know what’s on
Silly screen staring back at me
Body’s here but my mind is gone

I’ve got nothing to do
Really wanna be with you
But you don’t wanna be with me
I guess I’ll stay here and watch TV

Saw you again today
You came and said hello to me
Shot of hope comes my way
Why am I here watching TV

I’ve got nothing to do
Really wanna be with you
But you don’t wanna be with me
I guess I’ll stay here and watch TV

But my dreams would come true
If only only I could be with you

Sitting here watching TV
Don’t really know what’s on
Silly screen staring back at me
Body’s here but my mind is gone

I’ve got nothing to do
Really wanna be with you
But you don’t wanna be with me
I guess I’ll stay here and watch TV
I guess I’ll stay here and watch TV
Track Name: Kristina Marie
Kristina Marie


I felt my heart beat for the first time
I laid eyes on you
My head exploded, I was dazed and confused
I didn’t know what to do

So I tried to play it cool
‘Cause you were so young and beautiful
I could help but gravitate toward you
I couldn’t escape your pull

Kristina Marie
What are you doing to me?
Girl, you know you make me
Crazy
Kristina Marie

I couldn’t believe I’d been so lucky
You wanted to be with me too
You kissed me I felt like I’d been hit by lightening
Surprised me like a bolt from the blue

When I came back for you
You decided to take a chance on me
You tore down the bars around my heart
Set my passion free

Kristina Marie
What are you doing to me?
Girl, you know you make me
Crazy
Kristina Marie

I hope I’m not dreaming
Waking next to you is so perfect
Wanna keep these moments: a mental tattoo
Though I don’t even know my right from left

Kristina Marie
What are you doing to me?
Girl, you know you make me
Crazy
Kristina Marie
Track Name: Cicadas
Cicada Song

I heard cicadas outside her window
Singing their plaintive song
Their short lives remindin’ me
Nothing ever lasts for long


What is this We have between us?
Just lovin’ with no strings
Maybe it’s more than that
But she doesn’t like to put labels on things

A summer fling was what it was
To be and nothing more
Neither of us realized
What our hearts had in store


What is this We have between us?
Just lovin’ with no strings
Maybe it’s more than that
But she doesn’t like to put labels on things

Now it’s gone too far
Cicada song is fading
Our time is up she’s leavin’ town
Nothin’ to keep her waiting

What is this We have between us?
Just lovin’ with no strings
Maybe it’s more than that
But she doesn’t like to put labels on things
Track Name: Keep Me In The Dark
Keep Me in the Dark

I won’t ask why you’re taking off
You’ll just say “It’s me not you.”
That’s the world’s phoniest line
And we both know it isn’t true
I appreciate it anyway
‘Cause I don’t wanna know
All the many reasons why
You’re letting me go

Keep me in the dark
I don’t wanna know your reasons
Keep me in the dark
All I’ll know is that you’re leavin’

Some people just have to know
Where everything went wrong
Think they’ll learn from their mistakes
And it’ll make then strong
But I prefer my ignorance
As the saying goes, it’s bliss
Hearing why you’ve cut me loose
Is something I can stand to miss

Keep me in the dark
I don’t wanna know your reasons
Keep me in the dark
All I’ll know is that you’re leavin’

I’ve got enough self-doubt now
To last me all my days
I’m better off to let our
Break-Up remain a haze
I don’t need to hear you list
All my flaws and faults
My heart just can’t stand that kind
Of harsh verbal assault

Keep me in the dark
I don’t wanna know your reasons
Keep me in the dark
All I’ll know is that you’re leavin’
Track Name: Perfect Thing
Perfect Thing

Perfect little couple in a perfect little tree
Perfectly happy k-i-s-s-i-n-g
Of thee I sing

Perfect little love and perfect little marriage
Perfect little baby in a perfect baby carriage rolling by
Is why I cry


If we could find one perfect thing in this world
Maybe
We could all be happy little boys and girls
Easy

Perfect little sheep in perfect little fields
Perfect evil wolves swoop in to make a perfect steal
What a deal

Perfect little hopes and perfect little dreams
Perfect little hearts busted apart at perfect seams
Of thee I scream

If we could find one perfect thing in this world
Maybe
We could all be happy little boys and girls
Easy

If we could find one perfect thing in this world
Maybe
We could all be happy little boys and girls
Easy

Ah, that’s just perfect
Track Name: Hidden Meaning
Hidden Meaning

In this most secret of places

Listen to the howling wind
Overturned, forgotten faces
Veiled by sand, wait for the end
Even stone can be worn down

Yellow sun and sandstorm’s force
Obscure the grandeur, drive to ground
Underneath the desert’s source

While we think we’re so important
Here we’re all just specks of dust
Yearning for significance

Why? I love you
Why? I hate you
Why?

In the jungle dark and green

Heat and water wage a war
As steam rises – forest dreams
To still the cutting evermore
Earth takes back what man desires

Yawning cauldron, island forge
Onyx beach – volcanic fires
Unstoppable molten purge

While we think we’re so important
Here we’re all just specks of dust
Yearning for significance
Track Name: Van Gogh's Ear
Van Gogh’s Ear

I zipped down a zipper that ran down the center of my forehead
Laughed to feel the ape suit peel away
Stepped out of my skin to show the pain within (there goes innocence betrayed, poor boy)
Wrinkled and slimy like a changeling

But I still got these wires stuck in my head
That make me do those same old lines again and again
I play my cocaine role to the hilt
But I can’t shake the grief, the rage and the guilt
That soldered my character to me

I’d like to take this golden opportunity
To welcome all of you to our team, you know
Our candidates are selected most judiciously
We’ll only take you if you’re breathing, so keep
Breathing, keep breathing, keep
Breathing, keep breathing

I’d like to emphasize that knowledge is power
You plant the seed of your own fear
My buddy Vincent must have felt pretty stupid
The morning after he cut off his ear, so keep
Breathing, keep breathing, keep
Breathing, keep breathing

We’d like to thank our indistinguished guest speaker
And issue everyone their badge, there you go
This concludes our company disorientation
You’re hired with benefits for life, so keep
Breathing, keep breathing, keep
Breathing, keep breathing

So why exhaust myself with thinking so much
When trying to stand on my own becomes a crutch
What’s the point of getting wise to the machine
It doesn’t help me break out of the subroutine
It doesn’t help me break out
It doesn’t help me break out
It doesn’t help me break out
It doesn’t help me break out
Track Name: Peacemaker
Peacemaker

I don’t wanna fight you anymore
I just want everything to stop
But you always have to battle on
Until you come out on top
I'm so tired of giving in
To end the arguments
Like a casualty of war
My heart's torn and bent

So I’m the Peacemaker
(Don’t disturb the peace)
Peacemaker
(Hostilities must cease)
Peacemaker
Can I find release?

Can we put all of this arguing
And all of this conflict to an end?
Don’t you know I’ve tried to respect you?
Can’t you see that I’m your best friend?
You constantly get your way
Always have the last word
Clashing over trivial things
The scene is so absurd

So I’m the Peacemaker
(Don’t disturb the peace)
Peacemaker
(Hostilities must cease)
Peacemaker
Can I find release?

I know I can’t give you what you want
You want a surrender
I offer détente
We have got to come to an accord
My soul’s got a price that
You can not afford


So I’m the Peacemaker
(Don’t disturb the peace)
Peacemaker
(Hostilities must cease)
Peacemaker
Can I find release?


If the time has come for us to part
Why don’t we try to make amends
If it’s fate we have to separate
I wonder if we can be friends
I would like for us to be
But I still have my doubts
Fire to fight’s inside of you
And it must be let out

So I’m the Peacemaker
(Don’t disturb the peace)
Peacemaker
(Hostilities must cease)
Peacemaker
Can I find release?
Can I find release?
Track Name: Lethe's Water
Lethe’s Water

I had such big plans for us
Now I’m so let down
Things didn’t work out right,
I feel like a clown
Why’d I get my hopes so high?
I fell for you too fast
Should have figured from the start
That it wouldn’t last
I wish I could forget you,
Wish I could move on
Because any chance of a
Romance ‘tween us is gone

I want to drink the waters of the river Lethe
Purge the sadness, ease the pain, and set my soul free
Waters take me back to the time before we met
River Lethe, please help me to forget

Mystic waters cleanse my mind,
Clear my memory of your stain
Can’t eat, or sleep, or anything,
Your presence burns my brain
We could have been great together;
You must have felt it too
Did you find me demanding?
Did you think I would hurt you?
You couldn’t be more wrong
Your happiness was my desire
Lethe escape you banks, let your
Waters quench this fire

River Lethe, please help me to forget
To forget
Track Name: Down To Earth
Down to Earth

I love to take her camping; she’s a down to earth girl
She likes to spread a blanket, forget about the world
She communed with nature before it was a fad
She worships Gaea pagan-style, beneath the moon sky-clad

She takes me down to earth
She’s a lover of the land
Let’s get down to earth
Feel the soil beneath our hands

The forest is her bedroom, oak leaves form her bed
Summons Cerenunnos, but gets me instead
Visit her woodland garden, offer up my seed
Planting is her greatest joy: fulfils organic need

She takes me down to earth
She’s a lover of the land
Let’s get down to earth
Feel the soil beneath our hands

She’s the avatar of mother earth; her flower is love’s center
Fall to my knees in absolution, her temple bids me enter

She takes me down to earth
She’s a lover of the land
Let’s get down to earth
Feel the soil beneath our hands

She takes me down to earth
She’s a lover of the land
Let’s get down to earth
Feel the soil beneath our hands
Track Name: Rely
RELY

My mind’s cramped up, my mouth’s all dry
When I first heard your voice, thought I heard the angels cry
You’re so beautiful, you put me off my game
But I moved a mountain range just to learn your name
Girl we belong together, girl yes I wanna try
Girl we should be together, on that you can rely
Nah Nah Nah Nana Nah Nah

Sitting here by the phone, aching for you to call
Waiting for the numbers to light up, hoping, wishing you don’t stall
Another night’s gone by, haven’t heard from you
Maybe I should dial your number, yeah that’s what I’m gonna do
Girl we belong together, girl yes I wanna try
Girl we should be together, on that you can rely
Nah Nah Nah Nana Nah Nah

My hands are shaking, there’s something in my eye
Now that you’ve called me up, thought I heard the angels sigh…
Nah Nah Nah Nana Nah Nah