AN INTRODUCTION

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about

This is a compilation taken from Old table's releases:

Animal Trilogy [Mental Horse, The Bear, Spiteful Crow] CD Anthology (2005)
'06 (2006)
Messin' 'Round (2008)
Sexual Reproduction (2008)
COLORING (2011)
"Taking Care of Business" (2012)
ot / Jesse Carsten Split (2013)
Frank's Chair Repair Split with Cash Miracle (2013)
Journey to the Inside-Out Eye Split with The Cradle (2014)

credits

released April 1, 2015

All songs written by William Table except:
"Hurricane Chris" by Argyle Zandolis
"Not All Facts" by J Boxer

check individual song info for MORE info

Old table was / is: Will, KY, Becky, Argyle, J Boxer, Hollahan, zTEve, OZ, CJ Molvaini, Charlie DY, Jesse Carsten, Kira, GI Dave etc etc etc

Photo by Kira Sassano

Thank you to Kevin Yankou for mastering / CRUCIAL logistical, technical, and musical help.

Thanks to Geoff Duncanson for helping transfer many of these songs in the first place and for recording Sexual Reproduction and Save the Environment.

Thanks to Jed Oelbaum for recording Frank's Chair.

Thanks to Jesse.

Thanks to Paco.

Thanks to everyone who helped us make music over the years, either by playing with us booking us listening to us- whatever! Here's hoping many good years are still to come.

Shout out to No One and the Somebodies, The Genuine Imitations, Darb Modnoc, Cave Cricket, The Gradients, The Cradle, Blue Velvet, Argyle & the Gang, Impossible Buildings, Aeon Yahweh, dog, Human Host, Big Neck Police, BLUFFING, Fiasco, Palberta, Ingrid Superstar, Aaron Maine and the Reilly Brothers, Jiker, Never Again, PHFAT RASKALS, Men Who Lunch, Cash Miracle, Half Shadow, Faith Reason, XXY Lemon, Quilty, Red Dwarf, Slam Down Birthday Cake, Funky See Funky Do, Banzai, The Rochambros, Rainbow Party, WAXEATER, Pop Zeus, Gozu, Andrew Dice Clay Movie, Child Bride, Sad Dog, Orphans, Tiger in my Tank, Hermit Thrushes, Kate Ferencz, The Vibration, Young Dead, The Drinkers Themselves, The Commas are Tricky, Heads Up Display, General Miggs, ACLU Benefit, and all the rest of the bands we love / loved over the years

old table 80 track tribute album of different artists in eclectic styles covering old table songs carlsageinn.bandcamp.com/releases

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Like most things, Old table is a conspiracy: the bermuda triangle, 9-11, the green party, lizard people, reptillians, the loch ness monster, creasy boy one, Van Morrison and vanessa carlton. Keep on rockin in the tri-state.

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Track Name: Rumpelstiltskin Hive
Do you feel alive in your rumplestiltskin hive
Could you survive in a rumplestiltskin hive
I have arrived at a rumplestiltskin hive
To survive
And be alive
Sit and wonder why
And have some fun tonight
Track Name: It Made Me A Believer (Actual Quote)
When I was 6 they put some blue tape on my belt
they pat me on the back and said "you've done us well"
I escaped them in a hurry they'll never catch me now
I don't have to worry
I don't have to bow

I left my family with Oh so much regret
There's no hope for them now there's no hope for them left
Sensei Steve is evil
he'll kill all of your sons
Brainwashing the People
Devouring their lungs
Track Name: Achin'
Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin'
all night long

Let's go Walking
Single file
Don't look at me
I won't smile
I can't promise
Anything
Momma told me
'bout yo ring

Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin'
all night long

Let's sit down here
eat with me
things must die so
we can breathe
I can't promise anything
pass the rice and
chicken heart

Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin'
all night long

Can't you see that
I can't see
through your mind and
back at me
don't it scare you when you're alone
thinkin bout people you think you've known
sometimes I feel paralyzed
don't wanna hurt still don't wanna die
I can't promise
anything
kiss my throat so
I can't sing
I can't sing
I can't sing
I can't sing
Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Achin' Ache!
Track Name: Mary Poppins Trash Compactor
Living in a box with a sundreanched top and the superintendent wants a cut of your trash heap,
leave some outside and he'll scamper away with it flying from his mouth and a bird smacks a window,
what's there to do today what can we burn
hows about that plastic toys r us bag?
first let me hoist it above my head and pretend I'm Mary Poppins Out in the wind

Ok Burn it now

I took a walk with my Rat friend to town and all that I saw were a THOUSAND ravens,
darting around in different directions with some telephone poles and a gray square building
the sky was feeling a dark shade of blue and the cars gathered 'round like oblivious light bulbs,
I muttered a breath to the rat in my hand and I set back moon walking back to the dump
Track Name: High School
I played some video games
Then I went to bed
I wrestled with my shame
Then I rest my head
I went to school the next day
So I could twiddle my thumbs
5th period rolled around
then I ate my Lunch
See the Pretty girls walk by
With the chemicals on their face
I wish that they’d all sigh
When they hear my name
I don’t know anything about girls
I don’t know anything about men
I don’t know anything about myself
I wish that I was young again
Track Name: Sexualized
Everything is so sexualized
Why don’t you try to define your ground
Everyone is so systematized
Why don’t you try to loosen what is bound

The lies will subside as discoveries are found
The sizes will rise and they’ll fall in every town
I’ll decide in my pride if my melody is sound
The prize of the guise will be impotent and round
The wise will devise a method in their boundlessly
Loving crowd around all are welcome bump the pound

Everything is so sexualized
Why can’t we try to acknowledge what we’ve found
Track Name: Mental Horse
Mental Horse!

I project my waves
I project my waves
I protect my haze
I project my waves

Ahh!
Track Name: ASS FORTY
Bob Dole Bob Dole yea
Patricia
Bob Dole
oh Bob...
I've gotta say to you
Bob Dole
I've got to say to you
oOO
Track Name: Hurricane Chris
Everybody knows
Everybody Knows
That I was there when Jesus Died
Track Name: Youze a Snake
You're a snake!
and you created me and you fed me the apple you planted the tree and you talk just like you know what's good and then you test test test me like a piece of wood you make me think that I've got something to hide and you make me think I've got a snake inside well I'm a disgruntled christian
Track Name: Kindergarten
I don't wanna go to school (I don't wanna)
I Don't wanna go to school (school)
Please don't make me go to school (go to school son)
I don't wanna go to school (ahh)
Teacher makes me do my work (do your work son)
Teacher makes me take a nap (go to bed)
I know I gotta eat and sleep (eat your food son)
But I don't wanna go to school (ahh)

I don't wanna go to school (I don't wanna)
I Don't wanna go to school (school)
Please don't make me go to school (go to school son)
I don't wanna go to school (ahh)

They teach me how to read and write (write your name son)
They teach me how to count to ten (1,2,3,)
They want me to go to sleep (I'm not tired)
But I don't wanna go to school (school)
Track Name: Maximum Grip Commander
Little Steven wonders why he's gotta die die die d-die
At the head of the table fork in chicken pot pie
And now Judy wants to go o o o o o o o
Anywhere that she wants and she can if No One wants to know

And the captain turns the wheel,
and the passengers all reel,
hummingbird spits up it's meal,
little Judith's first high heels.

Now Big Baby Steven has new clothes
jumping through hoops in the snow
and he always does his dance
before the training whistle blows,
and now Judy's found her man
and she loves as best she can,
but as long as he's watching
she'll be following a plan,

And the Batman's lost a wheel,
and the Supermarket's steal,
and a catholic boy just kneels,
and a Super-Villain feels.

Could you subjugate your friends,
till the end oh till the end,
pricking each one in the finger swearing they won't make you cry again,
oh you're such a splendid King,
sure to do the most good thing,
you knight the boys when they please you,
invite to bed those women things,

oh to never wonder why,
clever chaps know you're a lie,
oh to never want to know,
how it feels to be,
without total grip control,

Oh what a beautiful face I like the way you take up space,
but you'll never be a spectator in his majesty's rat race,
you don't live with mom no more and that's the one thing I adore
about your life-style choice, can't you hear it in my voice?

I'm the King of this here land,
I rule the best way that I can,
but I always want to cry,
cause subjugation's just a lie.
Track Name: What Can I Say?
What Can I say?
You wouldn't understand me anyway
What can I do?
I'll just make pretend that nothing's true
And wallow in it all
Till it comes back and hits me like a bowling Ball

What Can I say?
You ask me to explain myself away
What can I do?
You wanna believe that you can write the truth
Like you could own the words
In your grip they're as alive as a dead bird
Track Name: No Words Exchanged
You look in my eyes
and there are no lies
No symbols to break
no wrong roads to take
No bad and no good
No could and no would
No names and no blames
Just senses remain

No Words Exchanged

I feel all your shape
& I kiss on your nape
and now you’re all red
and now I’m all red,
and now we are blue
and I think I love you
but I would never say it,
no I would never tell you

No Words Exchanged

I wish the objects of my love
Were just like cats
You could walk up to one
You could pet it on the head
& they would take you or leave you,
‘cause I don’t want to talk, no I don’t want to talk

No Words Exchanged
Track Name: Castle Catching
Caught in a castle, caught in a castle with a sewing machine,
cross from the chapel, I can hear you cackle I can hear you scream:
"What a hassle to be sewing a seam,
what a hassle to be living a dream!"

Catching a castle Catching a castle with a shredding machine,
would you like to wrastle? I'll let you pin me down just to make a scene, What a hassle, what a hassle to be tearing a seam,
what a hassle detonating a dream,
Fasten your tassle, fasten your tassle to a fat oak tree,
then give me all your cash, one needs a certain amount just to be like me,
I'm just sitting in my castle with an insane cackle just a-threading my dream,
and it ain't no hassle, it ain't no hassle detonating the seams.
Track Name: Wild Celery
Rumble a Rabbit and Brush Off a Crumb, Stumble a habit and rub out a thumb, Crumble a Tacit and Bumble a Sum, Mumble a Facet 1,2,31
Track Name: Victims of Love
It's easy to be the victim It's much clearer that way
Minding your own business you attach yourself to me
Everybody wants to be the one with no responsibility
Well I wanna be the victim
I don't wanna cause no victims
I wanna be the victim
I don't wanna cause no victims
And I never had no love I just wanted something to cry about
And I never had no love I just wanted someone to lie about
And I never had no love
And I never had no love
Track Name: Freedom of Property Contradiction Man
Sometimes you've gotta do it to it
And Sometimes you gotta do the damn thing

If you've gotta be a contradiction man don't put me down for making sanity demands
And if you're tirelessly working for our freedoms man
How about puttin something other than a gun in your hand

And I've got the Freedom to own this property
You've got the freedom to join my security team

If you've gotta be a contradiction man
Well don't act like you know exactly where you stand
And if it costs so much money just to be seen
well how 'bout we restructure the dream (together)

And sometimes you gotta do it to it
And sometimes you gotta do the damn thing

And I've got the freedom to own this property
You've got the freedom to join my security team

DEMOCRACY!
Track Name: War is Garbage in the Human Heart
The Americans control the cats

War is fought for vacations, for good clean vacations

I am gonna die, but you are all right
You are gonna cry but we are alright

You are gonna die but we are alright
I am gonna cry because we are alright

Students are all ok

The Blacks the Micks the Chinks the Spics are all ok

I understand now cause I know what happens
I understand now cause we're all ok

Language is free when there's no money and we're all ok

All people can work on their own in the dirst and we're all ok
All people can work on their own and we'll smirk and we're all ok

I understand the drift between linguistics
I understand it now cause we're all ok

War is fought for vacations for good clean vacations
war is fought for vacations and transcendental education

I misunderstood then cause I knew what happened
I understand now cause we're all ok

The Japanese control the Ducks

War is Fought for vacations for good clean vacations
War is fought for vacations and transcendental education
Track Name: Support Our Fagget Troops
Have you ever had a dream while you were awake, and then you woke up and told your Dad you were gay, then you woke up again and it wasn't true, your whole life was a joke and the joke was on you, Have you ever lit a bomb in a public place? Have you ever had a dream you didn't have a Race? Have you ever had a dream that war was fun? Have you ever had a dream where you hurt someone? You hurt someone. Have you ever had a dream where you'd talk to God he'd say "hi how's it going" and you'd smile and nod, and then when you woke up, you'd wondered and laughed and said "God was just another dream with a checkerboard past". Now you cut it all up and put it in a bag, then pick 5 words out: (God) (calls) (you) (a) (fag). Well my only dream in life is to snuff this dream out, I'll kill certain people for God, and God will be proud. Have you ever had a dream that war was fun? Have you ever smiled as you hurted someone? You hurt someone. Poor baby hurt someone. Have you ever had a dream that you didn't hate? Have you ever met a dream that you tried to debate? Your whole life is a dream and you'll never awake ::POP:: Have you ever had a dream where you chose your own fate? You chose your own fate.
Track Name: Rockin' High School
I played some video games
Then I went to bed
I wrestled with my shame
Then I rest my head
I went to school the next day
So I could twiddle my thumbs
5th period rolled around
then I ate my Lunch
See the Pretty girls walk by
With the chemicals on their face
I wish that they’d all sigh
When they hear my name
I don’t know anything about girls
I don’t know anything about men
I don’t know anything about myself
I wish that I was young again
Track Name: Accordion Mechanic
I fix
My bed every morning
at six
I check my answering machine
for calls
business
is looking bad
now

Don't wanna dance

I check my windows
for you all the time
the party on the roof last year
was so divine
remember when we danced
or almost did
your hair looked
so nice

You Don't wanna dance

I know you well
Track Name: Chortle Kiss Castration Hymn
And when he kisses me I close my eyes,
and when she kisses me I close my eyes,
And when I kiss her, I'm laughin' inside,
And when he kisses me I'm laughin' outside

Phone calls, 16 waterfalls,
I opened them up,
I got a surprise,
Tiled Walls,
Blood red shower stalls,
I never understood till now,
how someone could wanna die,

so when she kisses me I open my eyes,
and when he kisses me I open my eyes,
And when I kiss her, I'm cautious inside,
and when he kisses me, I need to know why,

Plaid skirt halls,
the looks are all appalled,
I choke em right up,
I tell em 16 lies,
I still daydream,
I don't know what that means,
I don't know if I'm good,
I just wanna try,

forfeit just to quit,
forfeit, just to quit,
forfeit just to quit,
forfeit just to quit,

so when he kisses me I close my eyes,
and when she kisses me I close my eyes,
and when I touch her I'm UNVILIFIED,
and when I touch him I castrate his lies
Track Name: Branford's X-Calcium
All are righteous by trade
You are righteous in spades
all your plans were mislaid
and your hands are all stained

Branford's X-Calcium

You have lice in your braid
One grain of rice per day
That is what you'll be paid
No time for lunch this way

Branford's X-Calcium

(story)

Branford's X-Calcium
Track Name: Journey to the West
No one knows who wrote Journey to the West
That’s because all we learned about was progress
No one knows who wrote Journey to the West
That’s because all we learned about was you

Monkey and Pigsy and Tripitaka
Wonderful heroes of virtue
Sandy and Buddha and Bodhisattvas
Your imagination awaits you

No one knows who wrote journey to the west
But they can tell you all about wack progress
No one knows who wrote journey to the west
but all these heroes are walking towards you
Track Name: Culture Maker
You are the Maker of Your Culture
You are the Maker Make it what you will
You are the maker of your culture
Build it up and around what you feel

Build it only for the ones you know
Build it high so everyone can grow

You are the Maker of Your Culture
You are the Maker Make it what you will
You are the Maker of Your Culture
You are the Maker Make it what you will