Tree of Goats

by Wonderfuzzy

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Deliciously deep-fried bouncy pop, stripped-down rock reflection, and even a classical anime soundtrack song all combine to paint a technicolor poster for your ears.

Tree of Goats is the second album from Wonderfuzzy, following up their initial release Sack of Badgers.


released 05 March 2013

lead vocals, words and music for "Zoo of Life" » Lindsay Hilts
words and music, instruments, other vocals, recording, mixing » Ken Hilts

additional mixing and mastering » Tom Waltz »

cover photo by Ignacio Yúfera, copyright © 2012, used with permission »
other photos » copyright © 2013 Wonderfuzzy Publishing, all rights reserved



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feeds for this album, this artist
Track Name: High Road
knock-down, drag-out fight
kicking and screaming into the light
don't feel complete inside
lots of mistakes to hide

hard to come and open to go
virtue is easy when it's just for show
pretend you're good, eventually
become the one you want to be

high road (two steps up for every one back)
tryin' to keep it on the high road
high road (hard to keep it on the right track)
looking up and moving on
high road (run the curves and open it up)
don't like to ask directions
high road (close your eyes right through the stop)
don't anticipate perfection

stay low, easy go
can't move fast in the working class
best things in life are free
won't never sell my integrity

created my pain
bumps in my own lane
can't look down on you
fall from a high view
not trying to be better than anyone but me

your one true god may not be mine
don't care why you decided to climb
plenty of room and more beside
maybe your map is better than mine

Lyrics by Kenneth Hilts
Copyright (c)2013 Wonderfuzzy Publishing, all rights reserved
Track Name: Pictures of You
you can't see me
if i don't look at you
i close the curtain
i turn away

master of disguise
mask hides my guarded eyes
closing the curtain
quiet in private

but now
not just only fear
threads of life illuminate

and now
disturbing all my plans
images insistently appear
something flickers back to life

my eyes are taking
pictures of you
i can't look away, look away
my mind is showing
pictures of you
it's all i think about, think about
immersed in all these pictures

vicious cycling
self-pity drowning
cast my own shadows
it's never morning

step out
outside of my own self
think about somebody else

is everything i was
close my eyes and you're already mine
smiles shared and hands entwined

this lake of sorrow
so self-reflecting
won't ever find you

a glance
is only for the now
but memories can long endure

a look
can liberate a life
do you keep my image in your mind
are you saving pictures too

Lyrics by Kenneth Hilts
Copyright (c)2011,2013 Wonderfuzzy Publishing, all rights reserved
Track Name: Rock Song
don’t want reality
look what it’s done for me
i wait, i dream, i hope
some days i just barely cope

can i really make my own life
better than before

i want to live in a rock song
i want to live in a rock song

i want to live in a rock song
where everything is pretty
everyone is happy
no one gets old
love everybody
infinite money
magic in the world
i want to sing in a rock band
with musical powers
to move everybody
heart and soul

one job just ain’t enough
happy for the one i’ve got
one way the money flows
waving as the money goes

treading water patiently
waiting for the tide

don't wake me now
while i'm dreaming

don’t think all love is pain
stories don’t all end the same
the liars fixed my eyes
now i recognize the lies

sick of trying all the wrong ones
looking for the right

i want to live in a rock song
i want to live in a rock song
rock song
rock song

Lyrics by Kenneth Hilts
Copyright (c)2013 Wonderfuzzy Publishing, all rights reserved
Track Name: Poison Secrets
went too far all alone
for reasons not your own
completely overshadowed

did you forget to breathe
reliving memories
did you drown in those dark seas, dark seas

the night was so long
when we were alone

lift your eyes
look ahead not behind
put it all out of your mind
put your poison secrets away

let it go
i don't care what you were
try to be who you are
put your poison secrets away

they talk about you
as if they know you
don’t bother opening the book

sad little creatures
it makes them feel so
much better than the mirror, mirror

i finally know you
i’m gonna keep you

first step is here at last
regret is in the past
the rains came, washed away

your penance here is done
this page is number one
a new life, new life
go live it, live it

here’s how it ends
the good guys win

put your poison secrets
put your poison secrets away
put your poison secrets away

Lyrics by Kenneth Hilts
Copyright (c)2013 Wonderfuzzy Publishing, all rights reserved
Track Name: Bed so Cold
open heart
empty bed
i want to feel you next to me again

when you come
will you stay
are you back again or will you fall away
want to know that you still need me

if you won’t be here to hold me, to touch me
if you stay away
passing by the room
how can i stay warm without you
in a bed so cold

all ablaze
fade away
can’t keep the fire burning by myself
even now it’s not too late

are you mine
are you gone
are you giving up the treasure that we own
find the magic that we made

Lyrics by Kenneth Hilts
Copyright (c)2013 Wonderfuzzy Publishing, all rights reserved
Track Name: Chimichanga Fix
so i have a hunger deep inside
it's not in my heart or in my soul
it's even deeper than that
it can only be satisfied
by deep-fried meat and cheese
i need a chimichanga

fix me i'm broken
and empty without you
fill me with magic
you're so damn delicious

so i went to work yesterday
and couldn't decide on lunch
my coworker said
why don't we go get salads
i know, right
a salad

it's fun to say
it's fun to eat
a really yummy tummy treat
a nicer food you'll never meet
my chimi-chimichanga

so i got home last night
and didn't want to cook
my boyfriend said
why don't we go out for chimichangas
i want to have his babies
we'll name the first one Chimi
and the second one Changa
no, that's silly
who names a baby Fix
i want a chimichanga

Lyrics by Kenneth Hilts
Copyright (c)2011,2013 Wonderfuzzy Publishing, all rights reserved
Track Name: Zoo of Life
i said hey pretty mama
tryin to rise above the drama
but it, it's never ending and you’re trying to hide
cause you can't share
or everybody's talking 'bout it
hey little lady
know that times is getting crazy
but the world keeps turning and you’re learning so fast
so don’t be scared
cause your troubles they are all in your past

everyone's got an opinion
knows what's best and what is in you
they all say to take it slow
but they got no rhyme or reason
they just say it's in this season
but what do they really know

oh there's the good kids bad kids
writing emo messages
and how do they get by
when there's the jock scene prom queen
riding in a limousine and living on a lie
how do they get by
living on a lie

you march on to your own beat
while you're tripping on your feet
nobody's gonna bring you down
cause when you smile baby girl
you share your beauty with the world
and there ain't no need to frown

when there's the junkies, flunkies
acting like a bunch of monkeys
in this zoo of life
you put your foot down, turn around
right before you hit the ground
it's gonna be all right
it'll be all right
in the zoo of life

Lyrics by Lindsay Hilts
Copyright (c)2011,2013 Wonderfuzzy Publishing, all rights reserved
Track Name: I Died Seven Times
i died seven times
waiting underneath the moon for you
i lived seven lives
pretending they were ours to share

saw you from the past
knowing you were looking back for me
history for you
is tomorrow and today for me

finally the path is clear
all is ready to bring you here
you will find me beyond the stars
sailing on the ever endless sea
of time

listen carefully
and feel the words i sent ahead
in and out of dreams
we speak in silent harmony

veils of time and space
cannot hide the road that we will take
i lived seven lives
but the next one is when you arrive

Lyrics by Kenneth Hilts
Copyright (c)2013 Wonderfuzzy Publishing, all rights reserved