SuperFishL

SuperFishL

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Between tears and laughter you'll find the unbridled chaotic creative force known as SuperFishL. Embed yourself into a new world of uncompromising witty lyrics that challenge you to laugh, cry and embrace the raw passion that you once feared.

Biography

Influenced by bands that embrace both intellegence and humor, down to earth and other-worldly-ness SuperFishL continues down a path blazed by creative forces such as The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Pink Floyd, Charles Mingus, Radiohead...

Lyrics

Terror Child

Written By: Jonathan Rippe

Daddy won’t let you skateboard in the kitchen
Mama won’t let you bobsled off the roof
They always pretend to have the best intentions
All I want to know is: where’s the proof?
Because you’re grounded now for setting the backyard on fire
You’re grounded now for spilling your grape juice
You’re grounded now for saran wrapping the furniture
But show me some evidence Before you send me to my room

Because if you can’t prove it then I didn’t do it
and if you can’t prove it then I didn’t do it
and if you can’t prove it then I didn’t do it
and if I didn’t do it (watch out) I must have been framed

My first suspect is my goldfish—he’s always making plans to conquer the world
My second suspect is an ex-girlfriend we didn’t exactly leave on the best of terms
She accused me of giving her a haircut when she was sleeping
She accused me of making paper airplanes out of the book she was reading
She accused me of mailing her little brother to a foreign country
How was I to know he’d be sold into slavery?
We can’t be together if you can’t trust me
Because I can’t trust someone who’s always talking crazy

Because if you can’t prove it then I didn’t do it
and if you can’t prove it then I didn’t do it
and if you can’t prove it then I didn’t do it
and if I didn’t do it (watch out) I must have been framed

My teacher won’t admit she’s an alcoholic
So why should I admit I’m the one who drove her to it
My father won’t admit that he ever whipped me
So why should I admit I cut all of his belts into pieces
And you won’t admit that you secretly love me
So why should I admit I’ve been spreading the rumor publicly
We’re not all that different in our denial
Except you keep pretending that you’re not so vile

Because if you can’t prove it then I didn’t do it
and if you can’t prove it then I didn’t do it
and if you can’t prove it then I didn’t do it
and if I didn’t do it (watch out) I’m in denial again

When Skies are Orange

Written By: Jonathan Rippe

I am your sunshine --Your only sunshine
I’ll make you happy—With skies of orange
I always knew dear—how much you loved me
So no-ones ever going to take your sunshine away

Doctor told baby-boy the day he was born
He said, “Quit your crying little one there’s already too much sadness in this world”
And if you feel your heart get heavy, if it starts to sink this ship
You better anchor yourself in gratitude or else just bite your lip

Because I’ll always be there for you
To keep you safe and warm
And I’ll always be there for you
To protect you from harm
And I’ll always be there for you
Especially when…Especially when…
Skies are orange

So I saved my papa’s life when I was just knee high
And although he beamed with a kind of joy, he still took me aside
And said “don’t accomplish heroics son, just to get ahead”
“Instead do the right thing for the right reasons every chance you get”

Because I’ll always be there for you
To keep you safe and warm
And I’ll always be there for you
To protect you from harm
And I’ll always be there for you
Especially when…Especially when…
Skies are orange

I was up late-late last night having a heart to heart with God
And I never knew so much could be said without uttering a single word
But the feeling that I was left with both inspires and astounds
It seems I was but on this earth to make both Him and my mother proud

Because I’ll always be there for you
To keep you safe and warm
And I’ll always be there for you
To protect you from harm
And I’ll always be there for you
Especially when…Especially when…
Skies are orange

Set List

An all original repertoire:
Thunder, Time Machine, Hiroshima and the wolf, Streaks of Blue
Cum Laude, When Skies are Orange, Run Out, My Heart , She’s Gone
Brubeckish, Reflection, Cartoons, Terror Child, Dios Ex Machina, Napoleon Theories
Hardwood Floors, Technical Difficulties, Transparent, Under Control
All Good Things, Super Hero, Telepathic Piracy