THEME 2 (0:00-0:24)
VOICE CHOICE (0:25-1:49)
MUSHROOM CITY (1:50-9:50)
all the same
all is luck
til the end
who am i? (who are you?)
let's find out
under the rays of a local sun
thawing the faces of everyone
¡life times improvised!
cut from the strings of the bourgeois
we drifted to land in good company
¡retreat for the freaks!
four in the shadow of thirty-five
learn how to breathe on the other side
¡new world party girls!
caught between abnormal and askew
Mushroom City burns inside of you
splitting and melting from frozen minds
rolling along through the cracks of time
¡unfazed future wave!
our blue asylum of paradise
bleeds at the seams into vacant wilds
¡unfurled culture swirl!
migrating slowly from trailer parks
buzzing so high in the sultry dark
¡eastside hairy guys!
tossed between ecstatic and confused
Mushroom City hides inside of you
lost between the forest and the trees
Mushroom City lives inside of me
we are waiting for you now
across the street in our purple house
just an inch from the open wide
mister, won't you come outside?
lightly tread through the jungle lawn
night and day see the porch light on
you could never be denied
mister, won't you step inside our...?
through time, a paradise has passed me by
between the worry lines and sleepy eyes
i know the shallow cause
unburdened ego jealousy
tonight the city lights will soon ignite
to stage the masquerade and mesmerize
i cross the borderline
as fences gently fall away
a gathering dawn
the staggering new
is growing on you
Stout Hardcell - instruments and vocals
Brain Pan - guitar
Django The Jangly - bass and various vocal cameos
Rhode Starling - vocals
Candy Cross - vocals
Featuring Scott Hopkins, Brian Purington, David Thomas Jones, Rachael Shaw and Courtney Czar. Words and music by SH. Originally recorded, produced, mixed and mastered Jan-Aug 2014 by SH @ The North Forest in Austin Texas USA. Additional post-production by SH at Dual Pools Studio in 2018.