Oh Ho

by Joey Hines

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released June 25, 2016

Joey Hines - guitar, piano, kazoo, gong, and vocals.
Mike Hines - bass.
David Hines - percussion.

Songs by Joey Hines, except "Getting Drunk and Eating Pizza" co-written with Mike Hines and David Hines, and "Follow Your Dreams, Kid" co-written with Grant Evan Nordine.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mike F. Ziethlow at Blue Lily Studio.
Album artwork by Susan Tosches-Deneau.
See more of her work at www.rainbowfartsart.com.

Special thanks to: Jonathan Campbell, Claire Cummings, Pumpkin Cummings, Chris Dunn, Mac Geldmacher, Alan Hines, Danielle Day Hines, Nicole Hines, Virginia Hines, Zachary Honea, John Jacobson, Kelly, Steven Matview, Ari Nordine, Marcus Peña, and Sonia Seelinger.
Extra special thanks to: Paige Opp.

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Track Name: Timmy's Discovery
Timmy was a very lonely boy
He longed for a friend to hang out with
His parents always made him do the chores
If only there were some way out of it
Oh oh woah oh oh oh

Timmy's only friends were in books that he read
About fantasy kingdoms far away
Where wizards adopted little boys
He hoped one would come for him someday
And make his dreams come true
Oh Timmy

Timmy was in his living room
When a mysterious door appeared
He stepped inside
He was transported to a magical land
With horrible monsters
And Timmy soon died
As they feasted on his flesh

So appreciate what you have, boys and girls
And be careful what you wish for
'Cause what seems like heaven might really be hell
And you'll never come back through that door
No, you'll never come back through that door
Track Name: It Wasn't a Dream
Pretty kitty with the hard hat on her head
Gave me pennies for pleasantries that I said
I didn't push, I just followed where I was led

Alan didn't have a car, but he had a guitar
For where he wanted to go, that got him pretty far
But it's so hard to be anywhere except where you are

It wasn't a dream, but it may as well have been
It wasn't a dream, but then again
Just like a dream
I'm the only one who remembers it happening

There was something in the atmosphere making us run
She was lying like an angel at the heart of the sun
I was happy to deny that I wanted someone

She was fascinated by the keepsakes on my wall
I said do you want a popsicle
She wanted a popsicle

It wasn't a dream, just a series of events
It wasn't a dream, but who knows what it meant
'Cause just like a dream
It didn't really make logical sense

What you were thinking moving
How could you do this to me
I'm sensitive, I get attached
You know that
You know that

It wasn't a dream, I tell myself over and over
It wasn't a dream, but then I'm not sure
'Cause just like a dream
I gotta cling to the parts I can remember

It wasn't a dream, but it sure seems like one now
It wasn't a dream, but somehow
Just like a dream
There's so much about it I can't figure out

Dirty birdie with the hot hair making her sweat
Gave her lips to me for empty threats that I spread
Left me wondering if I wouldn't be better off dead

For in that sleep
Of death
What dreams might come to me
Track Name: Getting Drunk and Eating Pizza
What are you doing later tonight, girl
I really wanna know
If you've got plans, that's alright, that's fine
I've been wondering though
What you think about

Getting drunk and eating pizza
Getting drunk and eating pizza
Getting drunk and eating pizza
Getting drunk and eating pizza

Should you come over to my house, girl
You're gonna have so much fun
We're gonna sit down on my couch
And turn the Netflix on
While we're

Getting drunk and eating pizza
Getting drunk and eating pizza
Getting drunk and eating pizza
Getting drunk and eating pizza

When you're drunk, when you're drunk, when you're drunk
You say the craziest, most ridiculous stuff
'Cause when you're drunk you don't think twice
When you're drunk, when you're drunk, when you're drunk
You say that you love me
You say that you love me
You say that you love me
As you reach for another slice

Life is shorter than it seems, girl
It's gonna end someday
So let's live the American dream
And do the same thing every night until we pass away

We'll be getting drunk on Blue Moon
And ordering pizzas
Getting drunk and eating pizza
Getting drunk and eating pizza
Getting drunk and eating pizza with pepperoni
Getting drunk and eating pizza with no anchovies
Getting drunk and eating pizza with Uncle Tony
Getting drunk and eating pizza with Joe Maloney
Getting drunk and eating pizza
Don't you wanna be
Getting drunk and eating pizza with me
Getting drunk and eating pizza all night long
Getting drunk and eating pizza and banging this
Track Name: At Walmart
At Walmart
At Walmart
Oh ho
At Walmart
Yeah

At Walmart
Where they have just about everything
At competitive pricing
I'm listening to music on my mp3 player
While I'm walking around

At Walmart
Evil corporation
A sure sign of civilization
Where they don't get paid enough for all the shit they do
At all hours of the day

At Walmart
Where I bought my first condom
Afraid to make eye contact with the nerdy-looking girl
Behind the cash register
I wonder if she's done it
And can she tell that I haven't yet
She's just my type but I shouldn't think about that
You know I have a girlfriend
And I am so in love with her
And we are gonna get married
As soon as I finish college
And we have some real money on our hands
And we can afford a big house where we can live
And then, maybe then, I'll even be ready to have some kids
And we won't need condoms
But until then, we're shopping cheap at Walmart
Track Name: Oh Well You Know How It Is
I am so indifferent, I don't give a shit
Live or die, whatever happens, make the least of it
I got a new job that's gonna make me rich
Enough to buy a nice car I can drive into a ditch
How I love contributing to society
I'll punch that clock until I feel like nothing's wrong with me

Oh well, you know how it is
To be alive
Oh well, you know how it is
To compromise

Got the new game system, play it all night long
Gotta catch all 150 Pokémon
Mr. Motivator says he's got a plan
Says he's gonna make my life so memorable and grand
Wake up at six thirty, write down all my sorrow
Eat these magic beans and you'll be shitting gold tomorrow

Oh well, you know how it is
To be alive
Oh well, you know how it is
To compromise
To compromise
To compromise

My artistic temperament moves too slow for some
People look at me like I am different or just dumb
Early in the morning, I get so inspired
When I get off work at six o' clock, I feel so tired
Show me how to fight it, teach me how to live
I am only twenty-five and I have so much more to give

Oh well, you know how it is
To be alive
Oh well, you know how it is
To feel your life slipping by
Track Name: Follow You Everywhere
I wanna go to school with you
I wanna go to work with you
I wanna go to the store with you
I wanna go to prom with you
I wanna go to the movies with you
I wanna go out to dinner with you
I wanna go to your house with you
I wanna go to the bank with you

I wanna vow, I wanna swear
I wanna whisper in your hair
I wanna promise I'll be there
I wanna follow you everywhere

I wanna go to Russia with you
I wanna go to Japan with you
I wanna go to South Dakota with you
I hear it's really pretty in June
I wanna go to the top with you
I wanna go to the limit with you
I wanna go to sleep with you
Or at least to my bedroom

I wanna vow, I wanna swear
I wanna whisper in your hair
I wanna promise I'll be there
I wanna follow you everywhere

I wanna fetch, I wanna bring
I wanna buy you diamond rings
I wanna strum on your heartstrings
I wanna give you everything

I wanna go to the beach with you
I wanna go climb a mountain with you
I wanna go to the moon with you
We'll float around and admire the view
I wanna go to the future with you
I wanna go to the grave with you
I'd even go to hell with you
If for some reason, you wanted me to

I wanna vow, I wanna swear
I wanna whisper in your hair
I wanna promise I'll be there
I wanna follow you everywhere

I wanna sing, sing for you
I wanna tell you I am true
I wanna do whatever you do
Go through whatever you go through

I wanna vow, I wanna swear
I wanna whisper in your hair
I wanna promise I'll be there
I wanna follow you
Yeah
Follow you everywhere
Track Name: He Don't Love You
You never will, you never will, you never will, you never will know
What's gonna happen to you when you've gotta go
Your boyfriend says you better be a good girl or you'll go a bad place
If someone said that shit to me, I'd slap his damn face
You've been with that creep for so long, everyone's wondering why
I know your parents like him, but girl you've gotta grow up sometime
There's more in this world than is in your little leatherbound book
Get out of your hometown and take a good look

You can turn away from god
He don't love you, he's a fraud
You can change the road you're on
I've seen it done
I've seen it done

If you've paid attention, you know Jesus was a hippie at heart
He preached unconditional love, so they tore him apart
But now we live in better days, it's okay to let go of hate
Though according to your boyfriend, that's what makes America great
Your soul is in your brain which is a mushy purple thing in your skull
I understand that might make you uncomfortable
Be that as it may, it doesn't make it any less beautiful
The way I see it, heaven's a connection between two people

You can leave your master's chair
He don't love you, he's not there
You were blind, but now you see
You're finally free
You're finally free

Jesus loves his fancy cheeses, evergreens, and lanterns that glow
A sad-as-shit song crying on a busted up radio
Now I'm not saying your boyfriend might not be an alright guy in his right
He loves his family and he knows how to be polite
And hey, it's your love life, who am I to try to stand in your way
I don't wanna rain on your parade or ruin your day
But don't tell me that sob story, "I know he will always be true"
'Cause if you're gonna sing your truth to me, then I will sing mine to you

He don't love you, he don't care
He is nothing, he is air
I am flesh and blood and bone
You're not alone
You're not alone

I will take you in my arms
I will keep you safe from harm
I will shield you with my love
That's real love
And he don't love you like I do
Track Name: I'm in Love
If you can hear me, get near me
So I'll see you clearly
I hold you so dearly and really
You're all that I see and I seek and believe
And I need you and plead you to be here with me
'Cause you see when I'm sleeping
I'm dreaming of feeling you breathing
And our skin is touching so much
And the brushing is such a new rush in my mind
In my head, in your bed, where I said that I'm in love

Lying, relaxing and acting all passionate
Smiling and basking in absolute happiness
Pure satisfaction and rabid attraction
And you'll always have me no matter what happens
From here ever after, through tears and through laughter
To you I will answer, and we'll build a ladder
That stretches to heaven, and then when we climb it
We'll sway and we'll play and I'll say that I'm in love

If you have felt me, then help me and tell me
I still overwhelm you and get you to melt
You have made me so crazy
I'm craving your brainwaves
With all the vehemence of credence and secrecy
This is the history of the whole world
And of boys and girls, to be loved in return
And to make perfect circles with surefire timing
You're winking, I'm sinking, I'm thinking I'm in love
Track Name: Best Friend
Best friend, what happened
You used to laugh hard at the jokes I told
Your smile was a wonder to behold
I don't know how things got so cold, best friend

Best friend, what happened
It seems that we have grown apart
But you still have a place in my heart
I would tell you all about it, but where do I start, best friend

Best friend, what happened
I've known you for so many years
And once in a while, our old brand of cheer
Is here, but then it disappears, best friend

Best friend, you should let me in
I heard you're having a hard time living
The girl you left up and went
The money that you saved is spent
Now you're hooked on heroin
I don't think that is good for you, best friend

Best friend, why can't you see reason
You know that I have always been
Here for you time and again
Don't even try to pretend
You don't want this friendship to mend
I think the world is gonna end
If I can't make things right with my best friend

You are my best friend
And I still call you that
Even though I haven't seen you in a long time
Track Name: Follow Your Dreams, Kid
I'm gonna make the next Sgt. Pepper's
It's gonna be just like that album, except better
'Cause living in the twenty-first century
There are so many tools presented to me
I'm becoming who I was meant to be
A musical prophet and trendsetter
And there's nothing arrogant about that

Follow your dreams, kid
Even when you don't have time to hang out with your friends and everybody thinks you're a huge conceited asshole
Follow your dreams, kid
Even when those dreams are completely selfish and other people are doing cool things like teaching or volunteering at hospitals
Yeah, especially then

I refuse to believe I am dead
Although that's what the teenage Joey would have said
'Cause you see when I was young, I used to believe
A person died the same day as their dreams
If that little punk could see me
Could he begin to understand
That I still feel his pain in my head

Follow your dreams, kid
Even when setting yourself up for success is a total chore and you feel alone and you're not sure if you still want it sometimes
Follow your dreams, kid
Even when they lead you down a dark fucked up path that isn't at all what you expected to find
Yeah, son, stick to your guns

I still have ideas that claw up and scratch me
In the part of my brain where it hurts the worst
There's this strange writing on the walls
Except it's not really writing, it's more like graffiti
And there's a tombstone with my name upon it
And everyone's crying, but not more than me
And I guess it's all open to interpretation
Yeah, for the most part I guess that's true
But I can't seem to see anything else

Follow your dreams, kid
Don't take any bullshit or discouragement or excellent advice that other people might try to give to you
Follow your dreams, kid
Do what you really want to do and not what your past self wanted to do or what other people are making you feel like you should want to do
Yeah, there's nothing to it

I was gonna be my generation's Dylan
I was gonna hustle and write a bunch of songs while you were just chillin'
But then I met her and something strange happened
I started spending all my time laughing
She made me so fat and happy
And killed all my ambition
And now I'm never leaving this position
Because I never want a thing to change

Follow your dreams, kid
Someday you're gonna meet someone who loves you so much for just who you really are deep down inside
Follow your dreams, kid
All the fairy tales they ever told you are true and kindness and humility are gonna make you as rich as anybody alive
And yeah, you can quote me on that
Track Name: How Can You Be Real?
I've been trying to forget
Everything before the day we met
You've been treating me so well
Can't believe how fast I fell

You are everything I've been
Forcing myself not to hope for so I don't get my heart broken
And you are more than I have ever dreamt
Half-remembered pages of my diary and treasured letters never sent
How can you be real
How can you be real

I like your quiet and calming air
I like the way you do your hair
I like the way it feels to say your name
Tell me, shall we play a game

You are everything I've been
Forcing myself not to hope for so I don't get my heart broken
And you are more than I had ever dreamt
Half-remembered pages of my diary and treasured letters never sent to me
How can you be real
How can you be real
How can you be real
How can you be real

Do you feel the way I feel
There's nothing left to reveal
This is me, this is my heart
It is time for us to start
Will you remain or depart

'Cause you are everything I've been
Forcing myself not to hope for so I don't get my heart broken
And you are more than I had ever dreamt
Half-remembered pages of my diary, yeah, treasured letters never sent
How can you be real
How can you be real

How can you be real
I don't understand
How can you be real
Like heaven in my hands
How can you be real
You're like a fantasy
How can you be real
It doesn't make sense to me
How can you be real
It's not that you seem fake, it's just
How can you be real
Are you pulling my leg

I've been trying to forget