Elephants into Swans

by The Sun Sawed in 1/2

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The neo-psychedelic pop outfit the Sun Sawed in 1/2 was formed in St. Louis in 1990 by bassist Ken Rose and his guitarist brother Tim; filling their roster with singer Doug Bobenhouse, keyboardist Dave Farber, guitarist Jeff Bartholic and drummer Bill Yaeger, the group debuted with the LP The Happiness and Other Short Stories, issued on the BeeHive label in 1992. Hot Feet for Monkey God followed a year later, and when the Sun Sawed in 1/2 resurfaced in 1995 with Mind Flip, Farber, Bartholic and Yaeger had all exited, replaced by keyboardist John Holt and drummer Steve Bunck. Neither lineup addition was long-lived, however, and as of 1997’s Fizzy Lift, the Sun roster included drummer Matt Martin. The album was recorded for the Not Lame power-pop label, which also issued the 2000 follow-up, Bewilderbeest.
The Sun released their new album, “Elephants into Swans” in 2013 featuring 12 new tracks. Also, the band’s entire catalogue is now available on iTunes including rare tracks and a new remixed and mastered “Mind Flip.” One may keep up to date on the Sun by checking on their Facebook page.

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released January 16, 2013

Rhythm tracks recorded at Coupe Studios-Boulder by Greg McRae:
Tim Rose (guitars, backing vocals), Matt Martin (drums), Kip Kuepper (bass).

Lead vocals recorded at Atlas Studios-Chicago by Matt Allison and Doug’s Place:
Doug Bobenhouse (lead and backing vocals), Ken Rose (vocals) Ken Kase (vocals).

Horns recorded at Sawhorse-St. Louis by Jason McEntire with the Funky Butt Brass Band:
Aaron Chandler (trombone) Adam Hucke (trumpet) Ben Reece (sax).

Mixed and mastered at Wild Cowboys-Vienna, Austria by Florian Manchek.

Bob Packwood (piano, string arrangements) Martin Woess (piano, organ, synth)

All songs by Tim Rose ©2013 Timco Arts Ltd.
I Saw the Sun. The Sun Sawed Me.
Produced by Tim Rose and Doug Bobenhouse

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The neo-psychedelic pop outfit the Sun Sawed in 1/2 was formed in St. Louis in 1990 by bassist Ken Rose and his guitarist brother Tim; filling their roster with singer Doug Bobenhouse, Ken Kase and Matt Martin.

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Track Name: Elephants into Swans
Elephants Into Swans

(Tell us what you know, tell us what you know, tell us what you know, tell us what you know)
C E7
I wanna turn elephants back into swans
Am F Fm Fm/Cnote C
again. Cause you don’t know what it means and don’t believe that too

A F#m Bm
He tried hard to abstain
Dm A
he don’t know her name
(riff) G/E F#/E A G/E F#/E A
He met her at a bar
She dropped a hint on the floor
He swept towards the door
He follows just one star

I wanna turn elephants back into swans again
Cause you don’t know what it means and don’t believe that too
E7
I hooked my for up with your ever
(Where has she gone?)
I hooked my for up with your ever
(Where has she gone?)
When will it end? Well how about never
(Where has she gone?)
When will it end? Well how about never

Guitar solo over verse
I wanna turn elephants back into swans again
Cause you don’t know what it means and don’t believe that too
Know what I mean they've seen too many tree rings
My poor little babe there is one little thing that I would ask of you
That you would love me too

I hooked my for up with your ever
(Where has she gone?)
I hooked my for up with your ever
(Where has she gone?)
When will it end? Well how about never
(Where has she gone?)
When will it end? Well how about.
Track Name: Brittle Star
Brittle Star
A G
Whoo ooh ooh who oh
D
You nearly got it right now
A
Fell into her rabbit hole
G D
Asked me to sleep over
A
Let me feel her guess you know
G D
I let it take me over

Whoo ooh ooh who oh
You nearly got it right now

Flew in through my kitchy tart
She can hear my heart beat
Off the map and on the floor
Her Rikki Tikki Tavi’s gonna ba ba ba ba bite me

F Am C7 F Fsus
F Am C7 F
With my one hand open and the other closed I’ll never keep it
You're the latest thing I kind of like the stuff ba ba believe it.
F Fmaj7
Guess you are you are
F Fmaj7
Guess you are you are
Amaj7 to A7
My brittle star
Star

Let me scratch your itching heart
Let me taste your laughter
I'll et you in my no girls fort
You can stay forever ever after

With my one hand open and the other closed I’ll never keep it
With your eight arms open you're my life boat ba ba believe it.
Guess you are you are
Guess you are you are
My brittle star
C7 F
Made of lightening, passion and rope
Amaj7 A7
My brittle star
C7 F
Need a light to pick out the hope
Fm
I’ll laugh at your jokes
A
My brittle star
C7 F
Made of lightening, passion and rope
Amaj7 A7
My brittle star
C7 F
Need a light to pick out the hope
Fm
I’ll laugh at your jokes

Doo doo doo
You nearly got it right now.
I think you got it right now.
I know you got it right now.
I'm sure you got it right now.
Track Name: Ocean
Ocean
C to Cmaj7
C Cmaj7
Also I can look and see the signs
Am Am/G#not Am
Also I have feelings to avoid
Dm Bb G
You’re so right that dreams in light can only mean
G7
It’s time to wake up

We decided that we'd never be
We decided that we filled a void
Also I fell to high, so slowly I will
Come back down
C
Tossed my little heart
C/F#note
let it drop into your ocean
F F/Bnote
drop into your ocean
C
And drown inside your sea

Now it’s all I do to keep my mind
I can’t help the feeling I’ve been floored
You’re so right I fell to high so slowly I will
Come back down

Tossed my little heart
Let it drop into your ocean
Drop into your ocean
drown inside your sea
C D7
Then you said let’s see
Fm7
But you know we both know that
C
this could never be

guitar solo over verse

Lord I'll come down

Tossed my little heart
Let it drop into your ocean
Drop into your ocean
and drown inside your sea

I tossed my little heart
Let it drop into your ocean
Drop into your ocean
drown inside your sea
C D7
Then you said let’s see
But you know we both know that
this could never be, yeah
we both know that this could never be
All in time will heal my love
Track Name: Countess I Fear Something's Wrong
Countess I Fear Something’s Wrong
F A Bb
Ok set sail. You stuck bird on the beach with a salted tail
Db F Dm
Ever hear the one about the nightingale.
Bb C C/wC# bass
That gave blood to a rose and then died

The cut your song out. With pinking shears and rusted years

They gauged and gauzed it.

I press to make repeat then I scan and pause it.

I still hear your voice in my eyes
Dm Gm Bb
Now with nothing to write go flick out the light
A
You traveled too far
Burn your bridges, refrain you’ve reached middle 8
Your solo’s too long
F G Bbm
They stole your song, they stole your song
Bbm F
Countess I fear something’s wrong
They stole your song, they stole your song

At the dentists. You wholly want the pain sing Come and Get it
For nothing could be worse than the deep regret. The scars and the hurt in your eyes
A once upon a I had the staff of Moses and your Red sea parted
But now you lost the lyrics to my favorite sonnet
It's funny your words never rhyme.
Now with nothing to write go flick out the light
You traveled too far
Burn your bridges, refrain you’ve reached middle 8
Your solo’s too long

They stole your song, they stole your song
Countess I fear something’s wrong
They stole your song, they stole your song
Countess I fear something’s wrong

Dm Gm Gm/G#bass Dm
Now I lay you down and watch you wash away for all time
Oh, now with nothing to write go flick out the light
You traveled too far
Burn your bridges, refrain you’ve reached middle 8
Your solo’s too long
They stole your song, they stole your song
They stole your song, they stole your song
They stole your song, they stole your song
Countess I fear something’s wrong
They stole your song, they stole your song
Countess I fear something’s wrong
Bm F
Countess I fear something’s wrong
Countess I fear something’s wrong
Countess I fear something’s wrong

End part "Countess Carnival"

"Now I lay you down and wash away the time"
(Lay you I)
Track Name: Nowhere Fast
Nowhere Fast

C
It's going nowhere fast
Cdim
look at run, run look at run run
Am Am/G Am/F#bass
I can still taste you in my sleep
It's going nowhere fast
Everything's changed it's all be arranged and
I know you were never mine to keep
Cm Gm C
I'm feeling like the stars are way too high
C Cdim
My soul rise up in this lightening speed
C Fm
Now there's much there than was once revealed
C Bm F
A sweet thought has come to my mind... oh no.

It's going nowhere fast
Everything's changed it's all been arranged I
I know you were never mine to keep
It's going nowhere fast
Look at it run and look at it run I
I know I know I guess I just love you.

I'm feeling like the stars are way too high
I'm feeling like the stars are way too high
I'm feeling like the stars are way too high
I'm feeling like the stars are way too high

My soul rise up in this lightening speed
Now there's much there than was once revealed
A sweet thought has come to my mind... this time.
Now I find.
C
I have everything.
E
I don't need you now
Am Am/G Am/F#
Life was better then before
and I have everything
I don't need you now
Still it makes me want you more.
I'm feeling like the stars are way too high.
solo over chorus
My soul rise up in this lightening speed
Now there's much there than was once revealed
A sweet thought has come to my mind oh no.

It's going nowhere fast.
Track Name: My Only Lonely Soul
My Only Lonely Soul
E Eb G B A Ab F# B
Oh please baby please I’m down on my knees
E B A
And I don’t know where to find her

The one I adore looks down from the floor
(same) B A
With her soul strapped up inside her
E B A
With her whole wrapped up even tighter

Am
What I’m asking now is
E Ab
What good is reason when I watch you drown?
A Am D7 E
You’re my only lonely soul but you’re the only one I ever loved

My life is a mess but then you should guess
Cause I made my bed and lied in it
I could handle more than I could have before
But it’s not enough to be tied to it
I need my soul wrapped up inside it
What I’m asking now is
What good is reason when I watch you drown?
You’re my only lonely soul but you’re the only one I ever loved
I can't believe it's you who knocks me around.
You’re my only lonely soul but you’re the only one.


C#m G# A Ab F# B
(Once my darling) smoother than chocolate
C#m G# A Ab F# B
(Once my darling) strewn out like gold
C#m G# A Ab F# B
(Once my darling) tip of the ice cream
E A
Let what may come out unfold
E Ab
Let the day come out unfold
solo over chorus
E Ab
What good is reason when I watch you drown?
A Am D7 E
You’re my only lonely soul but you’re the only one I ever loved

I can't believe it's you who knocks me around.

You’re my only lonely soul but you’re the only one I ever loved •·
Track Name: Hobby Horse
Hobby Horse

C C/F#note Am
She knows, like it or not I must go
Bb Bbm F
For it’s so complicated she tore me away from you
C C/F#note Am
With her hips swayed, easy to slip on what's conveyed
Bb Bbm F
For it’s so complicated she tore me away from you
F F7
My hobby horse. My voodoo doll, my yes of course
Bb Bb drop A Gm
For she’s so underrated but wow
Bb drop A Edim 5/6 fret
it’s too late to be saved I can’t
Bb F
Switch off her starlights
Edim Bb F
Switch off her starlights

Sideways, if we just lie nothing changed.
For it’s so complicated she tore me away from you
My hobby horse. My voodoo doll, my yes of course
For she’s so underrated but wow
it’s too late to be saved I can’t
Switch off her starlights
Switch off her starlights
Switch off her starlights

F Eb D Gm Bbm F D Gm Bbm
My love, my beautiful love oh
(Who, who Sunday glory lights)

My hobby horse. My voodoo doll, my yes of course

For she’s so underrated but wow
it’s too late to be saved I can’t
Switch off her starlights
Switch off her starlights
Switch off her starlights
Switch off her starlights

My hobby horse. voodoo doll, yes of course
So happy trails, en route to God away she soars
Track Name: She Offers Her Heart
She Offers Her Heart

G Em C Cdrop A7
I feel funny words spin and beguile
As I sing up asleep I've known what I've known for awhile
She swirls her hair around my finger
Wraps it in my hand my heart's growing bigger
Than I ever planned
what you should understand.

G
She offers her heart
A
As emerald lovely as Oz
C Cm G
so now i'm in love now im in love with her
A riff to D
She offers me her heart

I feel funny words begin to spriral
Flow I go I've known what I know for awhile
She swirls her hair around her finger
Wraps it in my hand my heart's growing bigger
as we always planned, what don't you understand?

She offers her heart
All goey, glazed and tart.
so now i'm in love and now im in love with her
She offers me her heart
and now I'm in love and now I'm in love
and now I'm in love and now I'm in love
I always like to repeat that part
For she offers me her heart so beaty oh
Bm to F# to
Hang it up high, hang it up high, hang it up high where the lights go
Hang it up high, hang it up high, hang it up high as the fireflies
Hang it up high, hang it up high, hang it high where the moon glows
Bm Em C Am D Dim
Hang it up high, hang it up high, hang it up high
Hang it up high, hang it up high, hang it up high
wherever we are, we're always in love.

She offers her heart
All goey, glazed and tart.
so now i'm in love and now im in love with her
She offers me her heart
and now I'm in love and now I'm in love
and now I'm in love and now I'm in love
I always like to repeat that part
For she offers me her heart so beaty oh
Track Name: This Girl's My Lullaby
This Girl's My Lullaby

D Dmaj7 Bmaj7
I want to sing these praises to you
Gm D
You're the one I want to make you mine

I want to frame these kisses you blew.
You're the smile that lies beneath my eyes

G A
Tell 'em how the starlight hits your eyes
keeping me warm in love for life
Dmaj7 G
Everyone knows I'm hypnotized
Keeping me warm in love in warm in love
warm in love for all my life.

Dmaj7 G Dmaj7 Gm Dmaj7 Gm Dmaj7
This girl's my lullaby.

A G
She's so good, she's so good, she's so good, she's my valentine.
If I could, if I could, if I could I'd choose her mine.
Bmaj7 A Bmaj7 A7 (trumpet solo)

Tell 'em how the starlight hits your eyes
keeping me warm in love for life
Everyone knows I'm hypnotized
Keeping me warm in love in warm in love
warm in love for all my life.

This girl's my lullaby.
Yeah, you're my lullaby.

Verse vibe solo
Tell 'em how the starlight hits your eyes
keeping me warm in love for life
Dmaj7 G
Everyone knows I'm hypnotized
Keeping me warm in love in warm in love
warm in love for all my life.

This girl's my lullaby.
Yeah, you're my lullaby.
Track Name: You're Getting Warm
You’re getting warm
Cmaj7 F#7
Girls who’ll start a start a real start to melt your heart then AWOL amscre
Cmaj7 F#7
Never need apply they just pop bye bye just to empty out their ashtray
F Fm7 Bb Cmaj7
Shy saints salvate me
C C/B Am Am Am7(G bass)
I hid your lucky song between my ears
F# dim Adim G (riff)
One the count of three you can open your mind
C C/B Am Am Am7(G bass)
For love is all and love is everything
F# dim Adim Cdim G (riff)
Better start looking look now! You’re only wasting time

To the one that stayed I’ll kiss your ears
With an everlasting gob stopping grin
The water’s high the air is paper-thin
Never wander down the lonely, lonely, lonely time

Do not ask why, tell ‘em

Your heart’s getting warmer than earth’s inside
Fm
You’re getting warm (cool down cause I need a break)
C
You’re getting warm (cool down cause it melts my heart away)

Fm
(cool down cause I need a break)
C
You’re getting warm (cool down cause it melts my heart away)

Cmaj7 F#7
I believe that things evolve from things and all these things I know just ain't true
Cmaj7 F#7
I can tell the want from what I want to say and what I actually do
F Fm7 Bb Cmaj7
When I’m with you When I’m with you

Fm
You’re getting warm (cool down cause I need a break)
You’re getting warm (cool down cause it melts my heart away)
(cool down cause I need a break)
You’re getting warm (cool down cause it melts my heart away melts my heart away).

guitar solo over end part.
C
It's not in the cupboard, or in the rain
G G/G#note
or down in that place that makes you tipsy
Dmaj7
One step nearer look in my face
F Fm C
Now you’re closer you are getting warm

Like the burning between embrace
down in the place where down, down, down, down
But here in my eyes it's all encased
Now you're burning you are getting warm.

Like the sunlight upon your face
Can't cool down, just up up up up
Almost found what was once misplaced
Now you're burning you are getting warm.
Track Name: Waltzing in Clover
Waltzing in Clover
D (with riffs up the D scale)
Who who who who who who who's my love
You you you you you you're my love
Who who who who who who who's my love
You you you you you you
(follow riff half steps)
D E G
I want you. Believe it's you I'm pining to see
I'll marry the whole of you
It's not just your face nor your sweet mango taste
I'll marry the whole of you
Ten ways amazed for the rest of my days.
I'll marry the whole of you.
I'll drink your gaze sunlit sparkly glazed
I'll marry the whole of you.
D (with riffs up the D scale)
You you you you you you're my love
You you you you you you're my love


D A Bm
Here's where the ring rings on
Gm A
Here's where I'm sober
Bb D
Cause I want to love you long
Em Em7 G (dim 5th fret) D
waltzing in in clover.


na na na na na na na na na naaaa
I'll marry the whole of you.
na na na na na na na na na naaaa
I'll marry the whole of you.
Ten ways amazed for the rest of my days
I'll marry the whole of you.
Not just your face or your sweet mango taste
I'll marry the whole of you.

Here's where she sings along
Gm A
Here's where we're older
Bb D
cause I want to love you long
Em Em7 G (dim 5th fret) D
waltzing in in clover.
waltzing in in clover.

So good , so far
I've reached your heart
where I can finally breathe
I love who you are
I'll yell it far
For all the world to see.

Who who who who who who who's my love
You you you you you you're my love

Here's where the ring rings on
Here's where I'm sober
Cause I want to love you long
waltzing in in clover.
Here's where she sings along
Here's where we're older
cause I want to love you long
waltzing in in clover.
waltzing in in clover.
waltzing in in clover.
waltzing in in clover.
waltzing in in clover.
waltzing in in clover.
waltzing in in clover.
(yes we are)