The Honey and the Hiss

by Helicopters

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An exercise in the lush, layered interpolation of seemingly disparate sounds, organic textures and electrified glitch, all wrapped in a blanket of cozy pop songwriting.

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released May 17, 2011

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Track Name: True to My Words
Our scene unfolds
On a storm at sea
To a love that should know where the corners are
As opposed to where there's paths that flow

The last temptation, the greatest treason
To do the right deed for the wrong reason

Tear at my heart
But I believe that I
Have been true to my words and
They’re only white lies

It was nothing more than what I told you
It was exactly as I said
Why don't you believe a fucking word I say
Track Name: Sugar
There is a point where support completely breaks down
A disagreement over the meaning of the right words
And I shut down

Subtle seductions with word play
And listeners lean in for the closed eye kiss
So many great deceptions started just like this

The wars that you start are devastating
I’m trying to take the good with the bad
But sugar is all I’ve ever had
My skin’s so thin

And will someone please tell me
Who are all these talentless teens
Does anyone know what it means to create like me

The wars that you start are devastating

And I can feel I’m forcing it
Smashing emotions and memories into the pen
I can see me recording my vocals
Dry and warm in my favorite room

I can sense my pre meditation my latent hesitation
The wars that you start are devastating

The wars that you start are devastating
Track Name: Heart
Its fine we can go back
Did you leave it inside?
We’ll get rolling when we get rolling
There’s still time

It’s borrowed not stolen
Do you still believe we can fly?
It’s fatigued, it’s not broken
This is our night, our life

But you believe it’s absurd (heart)

Chain smoked our way through Indiana
You said “you need to look me in the eye”
Through the dull maize of dusk
Into the watchful eye of the moonlight

I bit back “I need to watch the road and keep an eye on the lines”
You need to be cool
You need to trust in me
Have faith that I love you
And we’ll be there

But you believe its absurd (heart)
Track Name: jpns_pls
Here are the beats you requested
Go beat your drum
Be Japanese

These aren't the beats you selected
I stand corrected
You riotous thieves

It’s good to see you brought your baggage
Your colored contacts
Now I see

We’re all together disconnected
You riotous thieves

You should be losing your mind
You should be pumping your fist
You should receive my telegraphs clearer than this

And the speed of your heart
Should set your ribcage in motion
And the music is breaking (Your heart’s racing like a missile)
And the fever is breaking

It’s the chills we talk about
Where’s the part of your brain that’s for?
Scream and shout and let it out

You should be losing your mind
You should be pumping your fist
You should receive my telegraphs clearer than this
And the speed of your heart
Should set your ribcage in motion

And the music is breaking (Your heart’s racing like a missile)
And the fever is breaking
Track Name: Not Enough
I'll tell you why you're not enough
If you come clean on a few things yourself
You've got time and I've got time
Let's stay up late tonight and burn each other down

X's and O's
Not hugs and kisses, tic tac toes
We play again and again and again and again

We're not enough oh no
We're not enough for sure

Huddle up here and shut up
I'm trying my best to apologize again
But see bi polarity is a real disease for lovers like you and me

We're not enough oh no
We're not enough for sure
We're not enough oh no
We're not enough for sure

Where we end I belong
Track Name: Enough
Now it’s the compliments we forget
The shine, the honey

Now we could make a mountain out of this
But I’d rather recall the calm than the rattle and the hiss
I’d rather recall the calm than the rattle and the hiss

Who do you need?

It was the beginning of the end in my mind
But we built it up we build it up we build it up again
Track Name: Sleep Good, Sleep Well
Sleep Good, Sleep Well
If you don't tell then I won't tell
How many more shameful queasy couples lie in this hotel
It's a motel?
Oh well
Sleep good, sleep well

Fooling around in the dark, so I can pretend that it's you
Sleep good, sleep well
Thinking of you

Sleep good, sleep well
You're in between her and somebody else
So as long as you've got no plans to hold hands
Let's talk like truckers in the dark

Walking around the porte-cochere
Staring up at a ceiling of clouds
Are there no stars in your Midwestern sky?

Fooling around in the dark, so I can pretend that it's you
Sleep good, sleep well
Thinking of you
Track Name: Patron Saint of Paranoia
The ghost of winter surgeries
The Patron Saint of Paranoia
I’ll destroy you
Come and battle me

The ghost of winter surgeries
The Patron Saint of Paranoia
Will destroy you
If you don’t breathe

The world’s longest surgery
It’s a marathon of paranoia
I’ve got a joke right here for you
Come and sit next to me and breathe

Come take me
Winter please
Come take me
Winter please

Flesh tones, plate glass, and platelets
Hope I’m disturbing your restlessness

Come take me
Winter please
Track Name: Brianna
Brianna come down here and kiss me
We'll live like newborn lovers
In these moments so rare and fleeting

Pine needles may have turned brown
But your wrists and waist are only black and blue
From the shrinking of your gown
Brianna come down, come down.

My Brianna, this cabin is a place for us to heal
There's no salt in these wounds, these words
I've only come to make a deal
Just give me three days and two nights to make it right.

Dear David I never planned to play the part of Eve
We came here so unwillingly
Now we can't will ourselves to leave

From the beginning it's always been
Just you and me
This is right where we need to be

You bring the sword
And I'll bring the flowers
We'll set a fire with the tea leaves
And let it burn for hours

And in the end we'll mend the broken
With a hammer and a basket full of bees.
Brianna come down
Brianna come down