V: The Meandering Notes of Men in Goats

by Mamareeko X. Bench

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V is the fifth album by Mamareeko X./S. Bench and is a concept album about a man turning into a goat.

(this is my favourite thing of all the things i have ever made)

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released December 8, 2007

Written, produced and performed by Sam Draper, 2006-07.

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Track Name: Trongoat Origin Edition
Oh Trongoat, I hear you're leaving today
To where, I know you won't say
But wherever and come what may
I'll be keeping your demons at bay

If there's cleaning to do it's done
If there's rubbish to take out it's gone
If there's friends to visit I'm there
Because oh Trongoat, I'll always care

Oh Trongoat I'm keeping your children home from school
So they can learn life by your rules
I know you wouldn't have it any other way
So I'm keeping those demons at bay

If those children get out of hand
I'll punish them, steal from them, do what I can
I'll teach them how to talk how to move
In the image of my Trongoat, of you

You know I never wanted you to leave
But if its what you truly believe
Then Trongoat I could never stand in your way
And I'll wait here for you, day by day by day
Track Name: Plains of Honk
There is a place
A Place 4 me a place 4 u

There is a time
A time 4 me a time 4 u

Some people call it elysium
We call it HONK
Some people say you don't go back
We just HONK

HONK HONK HONK HO-HONK HONK HONK X 8 (?)

There is a dream
A trace of me a face 4 u

There is a decision
A Rhyme 4 me a Pronoun 4 u

Some people call it elysium
We call it HONK
Some people say you don't go back
We just HONK

HONK HONK HONK HO-HONK HONK HONK X 8 (?)

(And as he disappeared into the night
I clutched my family tight
And I prayed, I prayed to all that is out of sight
That my love would be alright

Well some people tell us to shut up
well fuck u! fuck u! fuck u!
Well some people tell us to shut up
well fuck u! fuck u! fuck u!
Some people tell us not to honk Well some people tell us to shut up
well fuck u! fuck u! fuck u!
But I cant help it, I just cant help but

HONK HONK HONK HO-HONK HONK HONK X 8 (?)
(As I walk out onto these plains
I see so much that I must do
Who will assist me? No one will assist me

Oh Honk. Honk, Honk Honk. Honk, Honk Honk.
Track Name: Let's Get Pregnant
Tonight lets not go home, or to see our friends
LETS GET PREGNANT
Tonight lets shut the windows and ignore the storm, oh
LET'S GET PREGNANT
Tonight lets pretend everything's alright, and then
LET'S GET PREGNANT
Tonight we can admit that we know what we're here for
LET'S GET PREGNANT

Tonight all the actresses look so pretty to me
LET'S GET PREGNANT
Tonight I'm a connoisseur of the desperately mainstream
LET'S GET PREGNANT
Tonight my eyes won't shut, my eye's won't shut
LET'S GET PREGNANT
Tonight my attention is all I have left to give
LET'S GET PREGNANT

you said 'i regret everything that ever went wrong', well no shit!
i said 'you look beautiful when you come across all kinds of crestfallen'
they said 'oh won't you shut up and get a room'
I said 'soon. soon.'

And in times of desperation when I think about buying that awful Thom Yorke record.
LET'S GET PREGNANT
When I turn the page at the first sign of a smile, and steal footballs from small children and chuck them in the canal.
LET'S GET PREGNANT
When I consider it normal to pick the chocolate off a Snickers and throw the rest away.
LET'S GET PREGNANT
When there is nothing left do but accept that I need you, I need you, I need you.
LET'S GET PREGNANT
Track Name: VEGETARIANZ
Vegetable matter doesn't really matter anymore.
Track Name: Giants!
Everybody keeps on staring at me
Bank holiday delinquents majored in hypocrisy
Of the opinion that two plus two is four
And with tattoos and voodoos they won't take it anymore

Gave me rotisserie meat on a teaplate with some salt
Said you'll grow up strong like a man if you finish it all
I said I don't do what people tell me to do
So respectfully I must ignore you

The giants are coming
The giants are coming
The skies are falling
The skies are falling

It's been eight months and 21 days
Since I left my home on the coast in a Messianic haze
And as I stand here staring into this sand
I wonder did anything ever go as I planned?

Yeah I've seen some cool things and I can rebel with the best
But I keep sinking to all fours and my hair is a mess
If this is the path that a saviour must tread
Well I hate it, but I'll take it, until I drop dead

The giants are coming
The giants are coming
The skies are falling
The skies are falling

You can never know
And I don't want to have to go home
It can never show
And I don't want to have to go home

Can you make a career out of being a martyr?
Can you bring a cheque home if all you do is walk?
Can you tell me what to do now I'm starting to falter?
Can you send me a friend cos I just wanna talk?

Yeah its been Eight months and 21 days
And in all honesty I'm starting to go out of my face
I'm clawing and scratching and howling at the moon
Oh Trongoat, Trongoat, don't let me fall so soon

The giants are coming
The giants are coming
The skies are falling
The skies are falling
Track Name: Who is Unneccessary? U.
Oh sand, my Queen
Oh sand, my Lord
Oh spirit of the shores don't come calling anymore

+

I'm singing for my love,
I'm singing for my people,
I'm the only man who's prepared to take the blame for this land

+

NO. MORE.
GOAT. LAW.
DOWN IN THE GROUND
WHERE MY FEET SHALL BE FOUND

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You are so very unnecessary
Give me the secret of the birds
Don't make me wait anymore
Track Name: Animal Attraction
Oh dear me I've been living by myself for so long
I've forgotten that other people feel the need to exist
Can you remember how all this used to be
I know I used to have something more than this

And its all out in the open now
And its all up for show

Oh excuse me, my elocution lessons taught me nothing but how
to feel unimpressed with everyone I meet

And its all up in the air now
And its all lost at sea
If you're living a dream then you need to accept one day you'll wake up
And I woke up.


It's all Animal Attraction now
Just carnal satisfaction now
In light of your retraction now
I'm leaving, And I'm not coming
back.


And its all out in the open now
And its all up for show

I'm falling up the stairs now
I'm falling through the door
I'm falling into back streets
that I've never walked before

I'm telling complete strangers my life story
it starts with a troubled birth and ends with writing this record at the age of 23

And its all out in the open now
And its all up for show
If you're living a dream then you need to accept one day you'll wake up
And I woke up.

It's all Animal Attraction now
Just carnal satisfaction now
In light of your retraction now
I'm leaving, And I'm not coming
back.

It's all coming back.
Track Name: I Remember Wonkier Times
I've been sitting in this goat for so long
that I've forgotten what it feels like
to eat a cake or go for a hike

And I've been counting down the zuma balls
for the day I find a way out
the day somebody hears my shout


so when you look down at me and spit
when you trample on my face and throw me in a pit
when you curse my name and tell me i' deserve to be dead
please remember where I've come from instead

oh because

I remember Wonkier times
I stood proud in my goatskin
And sung about grapefruit and lime
Now look me in the eye and dont you try to deny
you dont feel a little sorry for me
the goat coated man shunned by society


Oh god knows I've done my bit for mankind
I fought a giant in the valley
I made a snow plough from nothing but twine

Oh god knows I never put a foot wrong
my only crime is a pair of horns
and full body hair thats too long


so when you look down at me and spit
when you trample on my face and throw me in a pit
when you curse my name and tell me i' deserve to be dead
please remember where I've come from instead

oh because

I remember Wonkier times
I stood proud in my goatskin
And sung about grapefruit and lime
Now look me in the eye and don't you try to deny
you don't feel a little sorry for me
left out to die in the old country
even natural disasters score better than me
the goat coated man shunned by society


I haven't slept in over 800 weeks
that's pretty weak
baby, baby that's pretty weak
Track Name: On All Fours at the Edge of the World
This over-complicated mythology
that's gotta fit neatly into each verse
This collection of pathetic apologies
I've been dragging around for years

These are the words that I must say
standing on all fours at the edge of the world

Yeah I been to the top of my brain (brain! brain!)
scratching all over, searching high and low for something that makes sense
I've been stacking up all the wrongs and rights in 2 neatly arranged towers
and now I finally think I'm climbing out of this trench oh

These are the words that I must say
standing on all fours at the edge of the world

now listen closely to each grunt and groan moan and cry
and you'll find I've been right all along
What started as a nonsense has ended as a truth
And nothing ever seemed so clear before

These are the words that I must say
standing on all fours at the edge of the world

world world world world world world world world girl girl girl girl world world world world
Yeah everything is coming up trongoat
Everything is going so right for me
(repeat)
I fulfilled the contract, I saw it all out right
I did what was asked of me, I held back the night
I was the only hero, the only one who tried
I demand some respect now, I demand some pride

This isn't how it ends
We've been here before. And we'll be here again.
This is not how you shall remain
From the top you can only fall back down
Track Name: How You Shall Remain
I lost my mind to a dream I was something I'm not
Now my visions have left me, my memory is failing and my knees are shot.

What about all those promises?
I did my best, what more could I do?
What about the future?
Its not my problem anymore, I'll leave that for you But what about your family?
They'll survive, they always would.
What about your legacy?
It shan't last, it never could.


I lost my mind, I dreamt everything would come good.
I saw beyond the horizon, but lost track of where I stood
Now I'm laying all my burdens down, this is enough
I must sleep it off.
Track Name: Where To Now, Trongoat?
They're dragging the river tonight.
Edwardian men saw things they cant unsee.
The dream died with the last of the goats.
All we have left is bodies and shit.

Oh, where? Where to now?
Your best friends have thrown you frowns.
Your heart is full up, sagging down.
Your legacy is 12 stone of mud and waste.
Send Trongoat, make haste.
Send Trongoat, make haste.

And thus ends this tale.
No lessons learnt, no bridges left unburnt.
The dream died with the last of the goats.
All that's left is 12 songs and my voice, oh

Oh, where? Where to now?
Your best friends have thrown you frowns.
Your heart is full up, sagging down.
Your legacy is 12 stone of mud and waste.
Send Trongoat, make haste.
Send Trongoat, make haste.

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