Helium

by Harley Farley

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released January 17, 2017

All Music & Lyrics by Kelly Nelson Hill
Written, Recorded, Engineered,
Produced, and Mastered
by Kelly Nelson Hill
A Non-Autotune Production

Guest Guitarist on
9 (left side) & 10 (jazz outro)
by Jameson Cockerell

Artwork by Kelly Nelson Hill
Cover Photographs by Tony Chu,
Marc and Melanie Chartrand, and Lenka Drstakova

Space Communication on 8 from Apollo 11 Public Service Broadcasting Day 4

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Track Name: Hidy Dory
Well hello there
Don't you worry, it'll be alright girl
As if I'm saying my last goodbye now
Listen up

Did you know we're a one page story
With a dried out pen like a ticking time bomb
It's high school all over again
Duck it all

Caught in a storm of troubled waters
We're no different just a modern indifference
They better made off with billions
Cease and desist

Who'd have known it'd ever come to this
Why are we chasing bliss
I should've known it'd always come to this
Why are we ignorant

Hidy Ho
Hunky Dory
Hidy Dory

My it's been a long, long, long time
Should we start where we left it
Or rather cut out the middle
I waffle and cave

Did you know it gets greater later
Said a man on the corner handing discounted flyers
It was a savings I'll never forget
Savor the pig

Well I got to go now
Maybe in time our two paths will cross again
But if not I'll go on
Loving you

Who'd have known it'd ever come to this
Why are we chasing bliss
I should've known it'd always come to this
Why are we ignorant

Hidy Ho
Hunky Dory
Hidy Dory
Track Name: Gone Rogue
You say you're unwanted
Yet you live in jealousy
Strike that from public record
You're a posh suburban queen
Always acting like it's over
Then again don't we all
Your words couldn't be any colder
So very fast so fucking long

She's a sweet talker when she wants
Always served her equally well
But she always mixes up her wants and her needs

I have gone rogue
You have gone rogue
We have gone rogue
She has gone rogue

You say you're indifferent
Yet you fall for miss hard to get
Once again off the record
You're a worthless young pretender
Queso you gotta know by now
Sugar pills give you the runaround
Riddle me this, riddle me that
It's about her venus flytrap

She's a sweet talker when she wants
Always served her equally well
But she always mixes up her wants with her needs

She's a sweet talker when she wants
Always served her equally well
But she always mixes up her wants and her needs

I have gone rogue
You have gone rogue
We have gone rogue
She has gone rogue
Track Name: Miss Hollowness
You my dear
Have no earthly idea
What kind of mess you've left behind
Things around here
Are not as they seem
The people pass you faster
Than an engine runs clean
Diplomacy
Was for the liking of me
Common interest you never let me set free
Don't say to me
That things will just be
When you don't even know which getaway
To choose between

Suppose I tell you something
Something you'd never want to hear
Would you say you've lived a life in fear
That makes you the catalyst to your hollowness

Life has got you down
In ways most can't
Ever seem to find until
They reach for the bottom
Destructiveness
Always seeks you, little Miss
But remember it will never bring true bliss
Don't be afraid
When they take you away
For getting drunk at the holiday inn
Wearing nothing but sheen
You wake up in the morning
With sweat beading through your blouse
Why bother wiping it clean
When you can't flee the scene

Suppose I tell you something
Something you'd never want to hear
Would you say you've lived a life in fear
That makes you the catalyst to your hollowness
The catalyst to your hollowness

Miss Hollowness

Take it from me
It's nothing obscene
To imagine life in a worldly harmony
You always act
Like the next wannabe
Of up-and-coming wannabes like me
Simplicity
Does not suit your scene
A clear-cut case of social casualty
Don't look at me
When things will just be
Never knowing how to act or be seen
So I choose not to be seen
It's the only way for me
See you on the next big bang
Track Name: Knowbody
Knowbody said
It's been hard though I haven't noticed
Time is passing by
Down Mulholland Drive
Coasting to a breeze
Escaping harsh realities
A stratosphere
Of lingering hypocrisy

So get off that high horse
And throw down your gloves
This one's for your mother
Don't ask me for another

Here's to you
Said knowbody
With your gun held high
And your boots ivory white
Can you aim that thing right

Stick your finger in it
To figure it out
My point isn't
What you think it's about
Silver bullets in the sky
With nothing to hide
Look over there
Mister knowbody died

So get off that high horse
And throw down your gloves
This one's for your mother
Don't ask me for another

Here's to you
Said knowbody
With your gun held high
And your boots laced tight
Hope you aim that thing right

So get off that high horse
And throw down your gloves
This one's for your mother
Don't ask me for another

Here's to you
Said knowbody
With your gun held high
And your boots polished bright
I heard you aimed that thing right
Track Name: Bigger Cup
It's not the way it was then
Or the way it is now
Everything's changing
I don't even know how
We're all drinking from a bigger cup
Someone's bound to fall dead
Like it needs to be said
We never think it could happen to us

It's another day in the life
I've got warning in my sights
Don't wanna go out today
Wishing everything would go away
But that's not the way it goes
You only just begin to know
When it doesn't matter anymore

I'm waiting on time or time is waiting on me
The world is always/never chasing after me
I can't think of a better time
To be smoking my kind in mind
It's not the same as it ever was
Bound by our own just because
Don't ever think to give it up
When we all have our own fuck-ups

It's another day in the life
I've got warning in my sights
Don't wanna go out today
Wishing everything would go away
But that's not the way it goes
You only just begin to know
When it doesn't matter anymore

Caught up in a fog with just reasoning
Say goodbye to all those fond memories
Can't say that I mind
It's well in the nick of time
There's complainers and certain personalities
It always seems to be enough to bring me to my knees
Don't go sweatin' the small stuff
That shit'll eat-chya up

It's another day in the life
I've got warning in my sights
Don't wanna go out today
Wishing everything would go away
But that's not the way it goes
You only just begin to know
When it doesn't matter anymore
Track Name: Life Is Better With
As bastardly as it seems
I don't do this job for free
So look to where you want to go
Not to where you're going
Change the light on a scene
Changes the memory
I'll see you on the B side
That can't wait to see side

Life is better with
Life is better with back stabbers

Oh no here comes trouble
Don't play me/try to hate me
It's okay you can't save me
Don't creep up on me, will you lady
Look at you
Sporting an orange volvo
Don't worry we all know
It's just a stinking rental

Life is better with
Life is better with back stabbers

Wedding mags and cake ads
Should've done the trick
But the diamond never followed
I'm useless prick
We were that kind of couple
To boast and host our love
Streaming via netflix
Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids

Life is better with
Life is better with back stabbers
Track Name: Spaceman (It Took Me Time)
The stars are falling down tonight
I've hit a course headed straight for earth
It's been awhile since birth
I've been lost in a catacomb of firth
Ground control to major Tom
I'm coming in hot so be ready on your spot
Houston don't let me down
I'm troubled this world has grown full of them

It took me time
To finally realize
Everything you meant to me
I couldn't quite plainly see
Until you were gone
I thought I'd find
Solemn peace inside
Accepting things as they were
Regressing in my self-worth
Since you've been gone

3,2,1, we've landed son
Take a deep breath it'll all be over soon
The impact jarred us so
Don't slip away we're almost home
It's past midnight and your asleep
Naturally with your back facing me
Subconsciously it has to be
Don't tell me no lie, it's in your eye

It took me time
To finally realize
All the things you'd done for me
I couldn't quite plainly see
Until you were gone
I thought I'd find
Solemn peace inside
Accepting things as they were
Regressing in my self-worth
Since you've been gone

She fuckin' hates me
Track Name: That's Now Mine
Pardon me, I just need
A moment of your time
You seem to be searching deep
For something in your mind
Can I help you find all those days
You let pass by
Tomorrow never seems to bring
That pie in the sky

Now I've made you aware
And changed certain lights
By then it's a burden
One you cannot fight
You see the world differently
And that's okay with me
'Cus I get the kicks the moment
You set yourself free

Why must we form ourselves
To what we see outside
A mirror of uncertainty
The one you feel inside
Afterwards you'll need a hitch
Someone to point blame
When all of this deep searching
Will bring you to shame

Otherwise you wouldn't be
Crawling 'round the floor
Bring me back whenever
And I'll promise you a bore
Time will stand still until you
Get your act in line
Have you lost your own mind
Oh no wait
That's now mine
Track Name: Death By...
You can kiss my ass goodbye
For as long as I'm alive
When you hear me coming
I'll be floating down
A colossal channel
Of broken pipe dreams

You sit there and stare
Yet you don't say the Lord's Prayer
I wonder what you must be thinking
Never in my life have I witnessed this light
You're not the person
I thought you once were

I think what you think
The only difference being
You will have your opinion
As I will have mine
They don't have to meet
No they don't have to meet
But can we both agree
This is really silly

You get hit by a car
Or stabbed at a bar
Pretty much die from anything, really
I know I'd prefer a clean goodbye
So roll the tank in place and twist the end a little
Time to exercise my freedom
Gimme that helium
I said gimme that helium
Get me some

Helium
I want some helium
A knife to the spine
A gun would do fine
But I'm the type
Who'd prefer a clean goodbye

Death by inhaling
When all you can do
Is self destructive things
To keep you floating on
Your wildest dreams
Death by imagining

You get hit by a car
Or stabbed at a bar
Pretty much die from anything, really
I know I'd prefer a clean goodbye
So roll the tank in place and twist the end a little
Time to exercise my freedom
Gimme that helium
I said gimme that helium
Get me some

Helium
I want some helium
A knife to the spine
A gun would do fine
But I'm the type
Who'd prefer a clean goodbye

Oh Jesse
You were there for me
Don't know how
When we couldn't speak
I know this for sure
I miss you more
Than words made into speech

All I know is it's
A different life for me
(Can you see?)
A distant life for me
(Can't you see?)
It all feels like a bad dream
(Can you see?)
Maybe it's maybelline
(Can't you see?)
Oh Jesse