Polish the Stars

by The Laohu

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1.
Party Pants 02:08
All gussied up with no where to be, All alone in that chair, melancholy A knock at the door, let's go see It's the Laohu to rock your Party I'll take you anywhere Just whisper in my ear Put on your Party Pants And let's go Five blocks down the street You can hear our poundin' feet We're handing out a sonic treat Intertwined with luscious beats I'll take you anywhere Just whisper in my ear Put on your Party Pants And let's go, oh~ I'll take you anywhere Just whisper in my ear Put on your Party Pants And let's go I'll take you anywhere Just whisper in my ear Put on your Party Pants And let's go, oh~ Yeah, let's go
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Everybody gets so busy, easily sidetracked From what's important, priorities, undeniable fact But we're reminded by inner feelings Like smoke smoldering in our lungs There's something greater, close yet distant How will you react? You can feel it when you're quiet, standing still You see nothing, you think you're crazy, wondering until You hear something so familiar Like a ventriloquist just out of view A voice, pure and gentle Calling out to you I am the storm Pouring down on you Can you feel me, the lightning in your veins? I am the storm It surrounds you, wraps around you, permeates the air It starts to fill you, it lifts you upwards, higher and higher You can't breathe, a pleasant suffocation Like a drug that you long to abuse It's euphoric, this light inside of you When you know the truth I am the storm Pouring down on you Can you feel me, the lightning in your veins? I am the storm I am the storm
4.
Run Away 04:17
Your body is fire, your heart is ice Let's fly away, take to the skies Come with me, forget about tomorrow Awake at last, no more dreams to let go Don't look back, no~ Your mind is dark, your eyes are light As burning stars against the night Take a breath, hold as long as you can Let it out, like tugging on an old thread You unravel, oh~ Run away with me Run away with me With our backs to the clock and the future in our mind Run away with me Run away with me Run away with me Run away with me Run away with me
5.
Secret Song 03:09
I'm trying to write this love letter, so you'll understand how I feel Just how much, just how much, how much I love you I've thought and thought, yeah, I've overthought it, I haven't even written a word Afraid I love you, I love you, I love you too much Every time you turn to leave my heart goes with you too Is there anyway to leave a piece of you? Oh, I'll tell you, oh, I'm telling you Baby, you're my light, a burning candle in the night In the darkness tossed, without you, lost Baby, you're my bliss, holding out for just one kiss I feel alive when I know I've Got you Every time you turn to leave my heart goes with you too Is there anyway to leave a piece of you? Oh, I'll tell you, oh, I'll tell you Baby, you're my light, a burning candle in the night In the darkness tossed, without you, lost Baby, you're my bliss, holding out for just one kiss I feel alive when I know I've Got you
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Paper Cranes 04:06
So you came, you're still the same Time to change, no more games Fold your pain, tears and problems into paper cranes Fly them into the fire and burn them away Higher and higher, build this fire We'll burn it all Higher and higher, build this fire We'll burn it all Watch the flame, our burning shame A fresh clean start, a brand new heart Peering out of the ashes and into your eyes Feel new life rush into you as paper cranes die Higher and higher, build this fire We'll burn it all Higher and higher, build this fire We'll burn it all Dissipating, memories fading Burnt wings flapping, bent beaks crackling Birds and tears evaporating into the sky Dissipating, memories fading Burnt wings flapping, bent beaks crackling Birds and tears evaporating into the sky Higher and higher, build this fire We'll burn it all Higher and higher, build this fire We'll burn them all
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Somebody has to go polish the stars, They're looking a little bit dull. Somebody has to go polish the stars, For the eagles and starlings and gulls Have all been complaining they're tarnished and worn, They say they want new ones we cannot afford. So please get your rags And your polishing jars, Somebody has to go polish the stars. -Shel Silverstein
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我给你写这一张情书是为了能让你了解 我是多,我是多,多么需要你 想了想,我想了太多,一句话也没有写完 我只怕,我只怕,只怕太爱你 你转身离开的时候,把我心带走 能不能再给我一丝温柔 我会告诉你,将会告诉你 你是我的光,没有你就没方向 我在这黑暗里等待者你 你是我的快乐,没有你就没什么 我不怕黑就是因为 有你 你转身离开的时候,把我心带走 能不能再给我一丝温柔 我会告诉你,将会告诉你 你是我的光,没有你就没方向 我在这黑暗里等待者你 你是我的快乐,没有你就没什么 我不怕黑就是因为 有你

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Polish the Stars is based on a poem by Shel Silverstein. In it, there are those who feel the stars have lost their luster and that new ones should be purchased. But all they really need is a little love and polish. Too often in today's society, we carelessly toss away items and, occasionally, people, who seem to have outlived their usefulness. However, I think they just need a little time and love and they'll be good as new, if not better.

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released July 3, 2012

This sonic shockwave is entirely composed of one guitar (Epiphone Les Paul Custom), a Nintendo Gameboy (running LSDJ) and my voice.


Mixed and Mastered by Andrew Houdek, the magnificent

Artwork by Calvin Barreto, the fabulous

All music performed by The Laohu, Lars Shurilla

All music written by The Laohu, Lars Shurilla, except:

Party Pants guitar written by Steve Merkley, the gifted
Paper Cranes guitar written by Drew Barber, the master
Secret Song guitar and Chinese lyrics written by Drew Barber, the 师傅

A very special thanks to my brother Keaton for teaching me about chiptunes, my wife Spring for all her love and support, my family for tolerating all the noise I make, Andrew Houdek for giving this a professional edge, and a kind Heavenly Father for everything that I am and can become.

Recorded in Milwaukee, WI @ The Trees.

Released July 3rd, 2012.

In loving memory of Mark Shurilla, the man who started me on the Rock and Roll journey.

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