The Cashmere Cassette

by Carol Cleveland Sings

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Digital reissue of a tour-only cassette release from 2010.

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released September 20, 2015

Recorded in various bedrooms across Pennsylvania and Vermont.
All songs written by Thomas Hughes, except "Destron" which was written by Takako Minekawa and Kilimnik.

Performed by Thomas Hughes with
Jeffrey Hobson - Drums (on tracks 3 and 7)

[originally released 20 September 2010]

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Carol Cleveland Sings Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carol Cleveland Sings is the psychedelic bedroom pop project of Thomas Hughes (Spinto Band, The Music Tapes) and Gretchen Lohse.

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Track Name: Lioness
I guess I should take the blame
If you're to claim that I'm contentious
Granted, she was rollerskating
I could just as well pretend this didn't happen
And she would agree
(With aid from my ventriloquism)
And I qualify for the final championship

Sail into open water like an otter to a whale
(Calibrate their tails)

This whole conversation stems from procreation
(I'm all for it)
I can tell you're anti- by the eyes you roll
But I'll ignore that stupid way
How you convey your feelings to me
Like a silent movie
I try and I try not to lie so I'll stop reading

You hadn't had the slightest lack of judgment but
You blew it
I would tell the truth but I'm afraid she knew it
When the ice starting melting

Masking the odor is just our first try
Over and over, the weeks don't apply
You've got the nerve to invite other guys
I wouldn't serve them my mai-tais

Don't do what you say you'd do

Tonight I had the greatest time but I shouldn't have.
Track Name: Texas
I was born into a family I hated
It took me some years but I've made it
Woah.

Dressing up, messing up
Guessing the age of the girl whose
Texas knees are next to me
I'll probably never know

And so why waste my time fantasizing
When I could be on her
Disguising my voice to fall when it's rising
Woah.

Coffee's hot, drink a lot
How could I get myself into
This is not what I sought
But I'm not one to complain

So what I've got:
A girl sleeping on a cot
In her parent's basement
Somewhere in Texas.
Track Name: Fig Leaves
I'm a genius in making
And I'm making you proud
I like it when you're nervous
I like it when you're loud

I could go for a walkies
I could go for the gold
Or a pale shade of sunburst
Like your cheeks when it's cold

Lakes that remind me of her pass me by
And never let me swim in them
And I'm [indecipherable]

Suddenly there's a rewind
And I know it all well
Someone told me you love me
And they said not to tell

Fields that remind of her never cropped
Simple, yet attractive
I'd like to say good night

Wanting to embody
Everything I like Adam and...
Some think natural bodies
Would look better if they were covered in...

Leaving you in terms of what I would do anyway
I can't decide
Even though you've been through so much severity
I won't let you down
So let's mate like trees


Fields that remind of her pass me by
Simple
Track Name: You Can Be The Fun
You can be the fun that fills in the blanks
And puts them in a gun
Let me be frank:
I could never see
What you ever saw in me

Diamonds in your eyes
Crime and little lies
The rhyme ends when you die
Oh baby

You can be the fun
And I can take away that fun
Track Name: Paperback Writer
In 1966 the Beatles would release a single
And the A-Side would be "Paperback Writer"
Its B-Side was superior
(But now I fear we are getting a little sidetracked from our topic)
The song was kind of interesting
And although musically 'twas relatively simple
(It had two chords)
Lyrically, it was kind of fun
McCartney's always one to sprinkle irony through his songs
And his life
Akin to if I wrote a song about another song
But it was really about my song
Track Name: Blink At Surprise
Sweep all of the dirt off of your shirt
And when you've finished we can have dessert
Gooseberry pie, just you and my beautiful eyes
Let me blink at surprise

And I will never love you forever
'Cause if I said "I'll try" I lied
Maybe it's easy believing in me
But I'll be leaving

Facts aren't in my thoughts, they're in my acts
So don't believe every word as I've asked
And you'll befriend me once again
Close both your eyes, let them blink at surprise

Or I will never love you forever
'Cause if I said "I'll try" I lied
Maybe it's easy believing in me
But I'll be leaving

And I will never love you forever
'Cause if I said "I'll try" I lied
Maybe it's easy believing in me
But I'll be leaving
Track Name: Building Blocks
Some wear darkened eyewear
When they're going out to the city
(I hate them)

Running with my head in a vice
I won't live long with fragments
Magazine ads have never been so pixelated

Somewhere along the line I trip
A mosaic block city stops

I'll crop it out
I'll crop it out
Track Name: Destron
I am in the white cube
White and white
I am in the white cube
Whiter than white

And alone, I'm waiting for her phone call
She knows how to tease me
Her face like a cake
I like her red, red hair and black eyes
Her skinny knees dipped in spicy smell
I'm left in here
The room is now getting white
She teases me

I am in the white cube
White and white
I am in the white cube
Whiter than white


And alone, I'm waiting for her phone call
She knows how to tease me
Her face like a cake
The bedtime music rings my head
Don't be so hard on me
I fix TV to make it tinge
The room is still getting white
She teases me
Track Name: I'm With Steve
You have to let this go
I don't know how you can be so childish
I just wish you could forget his name
What does it matter, anyway?
I'm to blame, I'm to blame

It's our anniversary
(Counting the months, it's three)
So what?
We did that
What we had wasn't bad, it's just...

I wonder when it's gonna gel for you
We are not ever gonna get together

Maybe you'll change my mind
And maybe the dinosaurs will come back to life
I'll be nice and maybe my voice won't rise
Concluding this chat with a surprise:
Don't touch me
Time to leave
I'm with Steve
I'm with Steve

I wonder when it's gonna gel for you
We are not ever gonna get together
Never gonna get together
Track Name: Cold Sweat
Face on the carpet
Stomach pain so sharp
It makes me feel like dying now
But I don't have the know-how
To allow any reign of my body's self-control
So I'll count my breaths
Until the halves are whole

Waking up shaking
Break into a cold sweat no matter how hot it gets
This comforter is wet, bereft of ease
Darling, please
I'm physically on my knees
So why don't you tell me where you hid the keys?
Track Name: She's On My Mind
I have this new friend named Charlotte
She laughs at my jokes all the time
And I've never known such a harlot
To be so affectionate and kind

And the ball keeps on rolling
'Ttil I've had it all
But she's still on my mind
And I find that to...

Not be a fortunate dresser
But if she couldn't tell
How could I work up the nerve
To confess or get housed
And drown in my cries

And her bra's in my car
'Cause she changed after swimming
And she's still on my mind
And I don't really...

Summers with her have barely placed a bet
Faces I've met haven't managed to impress me
I guess haven't you been blessed by someone, too?

And her pa isn't for
Any closing of doors
But she's still on my mind
And I don't really mind
Track Name: Lokiki
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm