The Hair Farmer's Almanac

by Marvin The Robot

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The Hair Farmer's Almanac. It' pretty fun. There's some really great guest appearances. Including members of Dirty Mouth, The Washington Beach Bums, and The Hail Bop Group. It took me over a year to make. A first draft of this album fall last year.

So many technical disasters while making this record, but it still turned out generally amazing. There's some really amazing moments on this record. So glad we made it people.

There's a couple crazy funny videos from this album as well.

Rich Kids Got It Easy
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQPcP1bvdIw

Romantic Wet Blankets
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Iac5il99H0

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released May 4, 2013

Miles Curtiss
Carolyn Dever
Sean Emerson Campbell
Jeremy Lambert
Leah Lawrence
Meg Zakany
Darren Whittecker

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Marvin The Robot Columbus, Ohio

Marvin The Robot has been a part of the Midwest indie music scene since 1999, crafting tunes and records with an eclectic, yet accessible approach.

The band's wit and lo-fi aesthetics transform the clanky guitars and raw energy into true indie gems, as the honest and essential approach bring Marvin The Robot close to some of their colleagues such as
Broken Social Scene, Sonic Youth or Sebadoh.
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Track Name: Hemlock And Hammers
The future is a lie that everybody tells.
Track Name: So Much Surplus Worry
I heard the rat race tried to rat you out.
Sell you fro scraps on the street
yelling "Fair play is just turnabout."
Pornographic pyros got soul
but they're unisurable.
Thier blue book value is neglegable
though their hit points are incredible.
If you can trust your shadow, you should be more skeptical
Don't you worry about the money kid!
You take whatever you like.
We are the great proveyers of so much surplus worry.
Shits on the house tonight!

The weatherman says
"Don't worry about the future."
and "You don't want to know what I think"
"Next up is Gail
with the stunning infographic, the sonic profolatics,
the power point plan
caolated for eratics without nomadic scematics

I heard the rat race tried to rat you out.
It tried to sell you on the street saying
"Fair play is just turnabout."
I heard the rat race tried to rat you out.
Track Name: Post Now
Inanimate dance steps
float through the air.
And your Hollywood jailers,
babe, they're already here.
You say you don't feel like
you're being locked in a cage.
But, you haven't seen daylight
in how many days?

Unlimited data!
Texting and talk.
Unlimited access
to nothing at all!!!

We're so post now
we're stuck in the past.
A more elegant ice age
is right down the path.

We've lost all the difference
between waking and sleep
between eating and starving
between the growth and the shrink

And it really shows
on everyone's face.
You really know.
How to bring down the place.

Back in the day
we used to have to sleep.
And keep ourselves good company.
Back in the day
we used to have to sleep.
And hunt to eat.
Back in the day
we used to have to sleep.
We used to burn fires for heat.
Back in the day
we used to have to sleep.
Track Name: I Don't Care If You Don't
You say you're living in an airport bar
and if you work hard enough,
you'll get to sleep in the car.
It's southern California where it never gets cold
so, I don't care if you don't.
I won't say it with a silent phone!

But I'm still here lying in my bed.
Right where I was
on the day that you left.
Wondering about the world outside.
Is it still there?
Was it all a lie?

Some say love
it is a waste of time.
You're just counting down the days until you say goodbye.
Some say love
is all you'll ever know.
Yes.
That and the roar of a silent phone.
Track Name: Postmemory Han Solo
Do you ever get the feeling?
Ever get the feeling of
just waking up
from the chloroform rag?

Did you ever get the feeling
ever get the feeling of
just waking up
from the chloroform rag?

It's coming around again.
I'm starting to smell it on everything.
It's starting to be my closest friend.

We all love answers.
We all want answers.
What do the answers tell you?
We all want answers
Yeah, I want answers,
but what will the answers sell you.
We all want answers oh!
We all want answers you know.
We all want answers so
bad.

Your father lost his hand in a war
so many years before
you were ever born.
You still feel it till this day
tappin on your shoulder blades.
Judging all the descisions you make.

It turns you into stone.
Like Medusa Vs Han Solo.
They'll be shipping you off to some prision world.

We all love answers.
We all want answers.
What do the answers tell you?
We all want answers
Yeah, I want answers,
but what will the answers sell you.
We all want answers oh!
We all want answers you know.
We all want answers so
bad.

Did you ever get the feeling
ever get the feeling of
just waking up
from the chloroform rag?
Track Name: Every Weeknight House Shows
Forget about civilian life.
Track Name: Romantic Wet Blankets
Mark and Lauren's party was fine.
I didn't feel too out of place.
I drank a lot of fresh mulled wine.
Track Name: Arlington! Come Back To DC
Pittsburgh is a nicer city
than out nation's capital.
She's got bright lights!
She's got Asian Russians.
No, it is not lost at all
on the marble mall,
that she's backed against a wall.

Arlington, you are so lovely.
But you're just too far away.
From the duty frees,
and the great cuisine,
and the shows at the Girl Cave.

Arlington! Comeback to Washington
District of Columbia and stay!
Without a monument,
you are queen of a continent.
But you're just too far away.

Arlington! Comeback to Washington
District of Columbia and stay!
Without a monument,
you are queen of a continent.
But you're just too far away.
From everything I came to see.
The rows of embassies!
Back in Washington DC.

Pittsburgh is a nicer city
than out nation's capital.
She's got bright lights!
She's got Asian Russians.
No, it is not lost at all
on the marble mall,
that she's backed against a wall.
Track Name: Ladies & Gentlemen, Dave Pirner
Dave Pirner!
I see you all the time.
Lookin like the 90s.
Jobless and high.

Dave Pirner!
Let your dim light shine!
You and the horse you rode in on are one of a kind.

Don't listen to the words Wynonna says.
Her and Courtney Love just wanna smoke your dreds.

Baby baby baby!
Davy! Davy! Davy!
Baby Davy. Davy baby!
Baby, baby, ooooo
Baby, baby, oooooo

I tried to find a job.
One with honest pay.
But, you might as well join the mob if you want a living wage.
Why don't we build ourselves a little factory?
Where we can kit out all the hits we spit
about our misery.

If you'd listen to the words Wynonna says,
you'd understand she still wants to be friends.

She loves you 99% of the time.
The other 1%, she loves you in spite.

Dave Pirner.
I see you all the time.
Lookin like the 90s.
Jobless and high.
Ladies and gentlemen, David Pirner!
Track Name: Summer Of The Gods
Seed bombs and leaves.
Baby is the that cinnamon I smell?
Amongst the breeze,
I hear a symphony.
They sing for you and me.
The song is incomplete.
They sing for you and me,
but the story is incomplete.

Now you're back in the city
Waitin for the summer to find a way to smoke you out.
Sleep where you can and make do.

Lost at sea.
All options seem
So deathly.
Track Name: Rich Kids Got It Easy
Miles
Track Name: Married To The Job
The grave is waiting for us.
He's out front in the car
the engine's reved and everything.
We'll buy him off with a bus.
He loves this time of year
when the leaves turn red in Africa.

They say the trick is getting born,
but I can think of harder things to do.
Dig a tunnel with your hands!
Maybe that's why I'm always wakin up alone?
No, no.
I'm married to the job!
Bringing back the extra hours.
So I can bring em home to you.
Track Name: A Calendar Embarrasses Me
The calendar embarrasses me.
It exposes every detail I don't wanna see.
Hey girl
Can you say ow you've really been?
You're ill themed.
Like you stole if from a magazine
You're as comited as the wind in the trees.
At least I know I'll find you in the summer leaves.

Walking down a trail of crumbs
that overlaps too much.
You are so much more than just a metaphor for love.
Through the summer breeze and encryption keys,
the wind, the rain, and the autumn leaves.
I just keep waiting for you heart.
We both keep waiting for your heart.
Until mine atrophies.

What I mean.
What I'm saying dear.
You want to watch the dishes pile up in the sink?
For the next 20 years.
While I sing "Baby do you need a beer?"
All the time.
All the time.
We waste making up our minds.
When we're already here.

Walking down a trail of crumbs
that overlaps too much.
You were always a terrible metaphor for love.
Through the summer breeze and encryption keys,
the wind, the rain, and the autumn leaves.
I just keep waiting for you heart.
We both keep waiting for your heart.
Until mine atrophies.
Track Name: One More Trip Around The Sun
Dark comedy.
Dark comedy.
It starts to be all you have.
Until you're old beyond your years
and it doesn't feel so sad.

You've got to hold on.
It's already begun,
One more trip around the sun.

You'll spread your wings.
Start to fly,
You're like a bird heading south.
You'll find your way.
To a sweeter place.
Till dark comedy finds you out.

You've got to hold on.
It's already begun,
One more trip around the sun.

Yes there is a chance that this will be your last.
Yes there is a chance that this will be your best.
Yes there is a chance
Yes there is a chance.....