There's a Yeti on My Couch

by Opa Yeti

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released January 14, 2016

Paul Tisch - guitar, bass, piano, organ, vocals
Izzy Fradin - guitar, vocals
Chris Neuhaus - drums, screams
Danny Neuson - trumpet on 5

2, 5, 6, and 9 written by Izzy Fradin
3, 4, 7 and 10 written by Paul Tisch
1 and 8 written together

recorded and mixed by Paul Tisch

album art by Daniel Landgren

winter 2015-16

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Track Name: Getting Sconed
tear the curtains from your eyes
let the morning light inside
swing your feet onto the floor
walk yourself right out the door

don't slow me down I think I finally
figured something out for myself
it doesn't take pure novelty to
notice something's changed
so for now
we'll keep hanging around until the
sun goes down and
then we'll go to bed
start all over again

sweep the dust off your bones
there's a whole world unknown
call a friend and go get...scones
you don't have to be alone
Track Name: The Other Side
He walks back into the room
nervous cuz they don’t teach how to hold back tears
at doctor school.
He says two years
looks down at the floor
afraid for me
but even more afraid for himself
I drive back home
crying the whole way though not sure why
everyone knows that one day they’ll die they’ll die they’ll die they’ll die they’ll die
that one day I’ll die.

I call my family
their faces look uncomfortable
unsure what to say
I don’t want your apologies
just love just love just love just love
Oh, I just want your love

And the only thing that matters is to know you’ll be okay when it’s time to go
love liberates the sun, the stars, the sky will still be there for you I know.
I’m just scared of what’s on the other side

My body’s slowly giving up
I’m trying to hold on but it’s so tiresome
I’m thinking thoughts
I just can’t say them with my tongue
I’m trapped in my own body no escape no escape no escape no escape no escape!

And the only thing that matters is to know you’ll be okay when it’s time to go
love liberates the sun, the stars, the sky will still be there for you I know.
I’m just scared of what’s on the other side

Today’s my final day
I can feel it in my bones
this is my last sunrise
I remember the times that I would play you Billy Joel on piano
and you would dance, and you would smile
But this is the last goodbye,
though I’m out of words you’ll have to hear me with my mind
But I promise you I’m screaming out with all my might
I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you!
and it’s okay,
Goodbye

And the only thing that matters is to know you’ll be okay when it’s time to go
love liberates the sun, the stars, the sky will still be there for you I know.
I’m just scared of what’s on the other side
Track Name: Chrysanthemums
eyes of water
gray and flowing
watch the black car
as he goes

to his free life
with her flowers
she's a man's wife
once a lover

but not anymore

wash the dirt off
from your garden
scratch the dead skin
off your bones

feel the warm glow
of the red tracks
scratched into your
narrow back

are you adored?
not anymore

strong hands for feeble plans
under-nurtured love
who will save her
from her static life?

maybe some wine
or some time
to forget
Track Name: Father Michael Says
father michael says
repent and fear, don't love
wrinkled worry sprawls
across his furrowed brow
headaches mar his days
dull pain, "let me slip away"
drinking altar wine
to find some peace of mind

elliott, his son
he doesn't know how to pray
"this is just one way,
delayed, or all some big charade"
once he met a boy
who toyed with his lust and joy
but he doesn't want
to rot in hell, who needs free thought?
Track Name: Power Worship
Spit in the cut
once again
I know you mean so well.
Then say a prayer for all that was lost
that guilt’s a lot to bear.

Well I got tired of waiting,
and you lost track of time.
Promised to return
then abandoned design.

I wouldn’t hold it against you
had you been honest the whole time
but you lied, you denied, and you held it inside
now you ask forgiveness of mankind

Well I got tired of waiting,
and you lost track of time.
Promised to return
then abandoned design.
Track Name: Childish
How much rent does he pay
for all that space inside your head?
And all those hours that you wasted
on time that could have been so much better spent.

I think that we’ve been here before
a little child so unsafe and so unsure
well I can’t take it anymore
and you’ve got better things to do than "mourn"

I tried to help you and you turned me down
I tried to open up and you shut me out
and ever since he left you at the lost and found
his name comes up whenever you’re around

I think that we’ve been here before
a little child so unsafe and so unsure
well I can’t take it anymore
and you’ve got better things to do than "mourn"
Track Name: Getting Bored
I think that we
both agree
I should leave
but I freeze
looking for
something more
I implore,
not the door

can't be sure
of your words
it's absurd
but the bird
in my heart
isn't smart
he just starts
then departs

so I pick up all these plumes
in my room, and sing this tune
guess that I was wrong oh now
now I long for a new song

I guess that we
both are easy
to please
but that leaves
room for war
at the core
getting bored
oh my lord

nothing's cured
plus the words
that you churned
kinda burned
there's an art
to this part
don't play darts
with tender hearts

now the afternoon just looms
like a womb with too much room
it's so long, I'm not that strong
guess I'll stick with the same song
Track Name: Tommy Lee Jones Strikes Back: Part II
the actor stops
halfway through
act two
and falls to the ground

the crowd, amused
laughs and applauds
and orders
another round

all they wanted was a mindless evening,
no reminder of life's brevity
put off thinking just a little longer
and make that drink a little stronger

I watch the theater get small
now I see the joke of it all
life's sweetest with a grain of salt
the world keeps spinning 'round
after the fourth wall comes down

the curtain falls
the lights come up
a man
walks out on stage

"the show will not
continue, for
he reached
his final page"

you can come for a sense of comfort
but you'll still confront mortality
separated from the daily struggle
no escape from reality
Track Name: Let's Play Pretend
I could read it in their eyes
separate beds were soon to come
hid behind a playful guise
‘disenchanted’ ‘burdensome’

The young couple across from me
talks about the shows they’ll watch when they get home
but I wonder if they’re happy
or if they’ve just grown really comfortable
pretending to be
and nothing scares me more
and nothing tears me more

I remember when your ship capsized
still you professed good things to come
but it’s so hard to empathize
when your defense is to play numb

well my best friend smiles at me
and my old man always knows just when to call
but I wonder if they’re happy
or if they’ve just grown really comfortable
pretending to be
and nothing scares me more
and nothing tears me more
Track Name: The Ride
half the world is burning
'cause we only learned to fear
that cadence that draws near

if we only realized
that "this is just a ride"
we wouldn't have these sides


these beliefs are antiquated
tainted, and we bent
to keep them relevant

as the world keeps turning
we stay static in our minds
with our hands over our eyes


one more time, let's realize
our tunnel-visioned lives
and the actions we're prescribed

take it on yourself to rise
above the burning skies
and the airwaves you can buy