Listen To The Cricket

from by Toys and Tiny Instruments

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lyrics

pick up any sunday Times you’ll see
it’s the same for you and he
It’s a shame we all must be
these starving ghosts away from feed
packed in boxes oh so tight
we’ve got a treat for darkened night
a little pleasure mixed with fright
could hold a candle to electric lights

tails up high, heads down low
we could make an ass of you fast or slow
so pick your poison, count to ten
never gonna ever see your mom and dad again
waste it, taste it
back on the island you will have to face it
white snakes crawling in your bed and blankets
spitting in your nightmares coming fast it’s:

we’ve got smiles and we’ve got shocks
we’ve got snarls and doors that lock
sing sing the little ones make no mock
“tra la la la la la”
we’ve got smiles and we’ve got shocks
we’ve got snarls and doors that lock
sing sing the little ones make no mock
“tra la la la la la”

first your ears will go and then your teeth
and bulging eyes aren’t far behind
honk and flap like flocks of geese
and let the bugs into your writhing mind

this is the place of Dionysus
this is the place of golden fleeces
frothy beers and fat cigars
this is the place of broken hearts
runaway, you’ll play
out on the streets for blood someday
listen to the cricket it’s a trap and it’s a trick
and if you’re looking for a lick go somewhere else to sever sick ohhh

we’ve got smiles and we’ve got shocks
we’ve got snarls and doors that lock
sing sing the little ones make no mock
“tra la la la la la”
we’ve got smiles and we’ve got shocks
we’ve got snarls and doors that lock
sing sing the little ones make no mock
“tra la la la la la”

flat and fettered life
is what you leave behind for strife
it’s not temptation it’s a calling
and the fox said it’s for free
and for you and me

we’ve got ears on the ticking clock
we’ve got crates on the far north dock
we’ve got wide eyes whisked away
come again some other day
shaking, breaking
coughing cramped and muscles aching
cut off limbs and spiders in your hair
the carnival is here and everyone and everywhere ohhh

we’ve got smiles and we’ve got shocks
we’ve got snarls and doors that lock
sing sing the little ones make no mock
“tra la la la la la”
we’ve got smiles and we’ve got shocks
we’ve got snarls and doors that lock
sing sing the little ones make no mock
“tra la la la la la”

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from Thunder Clap Machine, released March 1, 2013
Summers

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Toys and Tiny Instruments Brooklyn, New York

Toys And Tiny Instruments is a 7-piece experimental folk rock band that has a self explanatory name. High energy shows, plus quirky and catchy songs make this band a must see.

"I wanted to book bands I thought would make people stop and say "hey what is this?" and then say "whoa this is great" Toys And Tiny Instruments was one of the first groups I thought of. " 
-Bill Pearis, brooklynvegan.com
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