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Taylor Bays and the Laser Rays. You. Album.

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released March 8, 2014

The Hello
tb: guitar, bass, vox
randy seals: drumbs
austin pennington: vox
matt ledbetter: vox
bobby williams: synth, vox

Be Healthy:
tb: guitar, bass, vox
randy seals: droomz
julian sizemore: keys all day

Machine Gun Tequila
tb: guitar, bass, vox, tambo
randy seals: drawms
Harrison barrow: organ
julian/randy/harry: group vox

Funeral Clothes
tb: guitar, vox, trumpet
austin pennington: droams
matt ledbetter: bass

Bug Food
tb: guitar, vox, kalimba,
will hilliard: droumsh
henry Campbell: bass

Call the Cops
tb: guitar, vox
randy seals: boom pow
julian sizemore: piano
randy seals/matt ledbetter/megan yonts/julian sizemore: group vox

Shame Sawng
tb: guitar, vox
will hilliard: draughms
henry campbell: base
julian sizemore: organ
james marshall owen: vox
matty sheets: vox

When You’re Big
tb: guitar, vox
will hilliard: drums
henry campbell: bass
charlie humphrey: trumpet
joshua bays: voice
heather meek: voice
cassandra liuzzo: voice
vanessa oldham: voice

Keep Your Head to the Sky
tb: guitar, vox
will hilliard: drums
henry campbell: moon bass
Buzz Aldrin: vox

Domestic Situation (Written by Dan Parks)
tb: vox, geetar, bass, drums
james marshall owen: eclectic guitar
stephen murray: trumpet
charlie humphrey: flugalhorn
matty sheets: vox
randy seals: vox
Recorded at On Pop of the World Studios in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Engineered by Randy Seals
Produced by Randy Seals and Taylor Bays
All songs written by Taylor Bays except for "Domestic Situation" written by Dan "Half Pint" Parks
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Track Name: The Hello
So you think you've got something to say?
Well the microphone is pointed right your way
1 2 3
Now say it
Woah

So you think you've got something to say?
So you think you've got something to say?
So you think you've got something to say?
So you think you've got something to say?
Well say it
Track Name: Be Healthy
I drink only carbonated beverages
They help me get all my daily vitamins
I sit at my computer every day
and I waste hours
on the internet surfing away

It's not easy being healthy but I'm getting close
I'm feeling like I got the personality of a ghost
My body just can't wait
I'm sitting in an altered state
I'd better get out before I relate
to a baked potato

I don't ever eat vegetables or fruits
and I play the radio and watch the television on mute
I eat solely at fast food corporate chains
and I watch movies but only if the plot's inane

It's not easy being healthy but I'm getting close
I'm feeling like I've got the personality of a ghost
My body just can't wait
I'm sitting in an altered state
I'd better get out before I relate
to a baked potato

OH
Track Name: Machine Gun Tequila
Last night I met a girl
She kept me up all night long
Her name was Machine Gun Tequila
and she sang such a beautiful song

And it went like this

Oh, I'm gonna find you
and I'm gonna kill you
if'n it's the last thing I do
The havoc I wreak, it preys on the weak
and the desperate and miserable

Oh, the last thing that I can remember
is sitting on my concrete steps
I woke up in my bed. I don't know how I got there
and I couldn't care less
Oh, a good night for me is 8,000 tacos
playing UNO and watching fireflies
but it seems that with every good night I have
another part of me dies
Oh, they say it's bad form
to pick up a lady
when you're hanging out
with family
but sometimes a chick
just grabs you by the throat
and says "Boy, you're coming home with me"
Oh, well that girl, Tequila, she lit me up
She spent me and threw away the receipt
as much as I try not to have one-night stands
I'm sure it's a night I'll repeat
Oh

Well I've been chasing death all my life
I thought I caught it, and the I lost it
I was pissed
But then I looked at my phone
Realized I had a voicemail
and it went a little something like this

Oh, I'm gonna find you
and I'm gonna kill you
if'n it's the last thing I do
the havoc I wreak, it preys on the weak
and the desperate and miserable

Bah bah bah dah bah bah bah dah bah dah bah
Ah doot doot doo doo
Track Name: Funeral Clothes
I'm going to a party but I'm wearing my funeral clothes
Yeah I'm living my whole life tonight
because tomorrow never knows

I'll drink until I pass out
and then I will convulse and shake
and if I die before I wake
make me a cake in the shape of a tombstone
and I'll have found a new home

I am eating shards of glass
because I have nothing better to do
Antacid tablets don't work
and so I'm trying something new

And when I start to bleed inside
I'll grab my gun and I'll run run run
to the nearest church facing the sun
with windows in the shape of tombstones
and that is where I'll lay my bones

Oh my god
Oh my lord
Oh dear god
Oh dear lord
I am onto my way into the light

And when I start to bleed inside
I'll grab my gun and I'll run run run
to the nearest church facing the sun
with windows in the shape of tombstones
and that is where I'll lay my bones
Track Name: Bug Food
Punch me so hard that I fly to the moon
When I get there I'll meet moon people
and I'll tell them that they've been living their lives
incorrectly

I never meant to go on TV talk shows
It was against my will that these events occurred
Sold into slavery by my own parents
and when I woke up on Oprah Winfrey
she was giving me stock tips
And it made me think about the fact
that we're all bug food

We're all bug food
Oh
Track Name: Call the Cops
Some people have nothing to do
with their time but commit crime
These dirty rotten scums of the Earth
deserve the worst
Yeah they're not worth
the tax dollars that you and I shell
out of our pockets to pay for their cell
If they could only see things like I do
they'd be content to let life go by you
should grow up and shave and get a job
and be more than a bump on a log
Be a student or a businessman
and try to fit in the best you can
And for all of this you'll receive a reward
but only if you can afford
and best car and clothes and brand new shoes
If you look real sharp than you can't lose

I saw you run a red light
I'm gonna call the cops on you
I saw you urinating in public
I'm gonna call the cops on you
I saw you make an obscene gesture
and I'm gonna call the cops on you

Dah doot doot doot doot doot doot doot doot doo
I'm gonna call the cops on you

Some people have nothing to do
except for point their fingers at you
Telling you that what you're doing is wrong
while they buy their 8-year-old a thong
And then they go and vote republican
or democrat. I don't get that
It's almost like a self-parody
They're everywhere
Say a prayer for we

I saw you throw a party
I'm gonna call the cops on you
I saw illegal paraphernalia in your drawer
I'm gonna call the cops on you
I saw you smoking drugs
and I'm gonna call the cops on you

Dah doot doot doot doot doot doot doot doot doo
I'm gonna call the cops on you
Yeah I'm talking to you
Track Name: Shame Sawng
If you ever see a cop in the street
you'd better not act wise
And if you ever see the DEA
you'd better not look into his eyes
and if you ever see a robber in your house
you'd better shoot him
KABLOOIE
and if you ever see advantages
you'd better use them
Woah

I'm calling shame shame shame
I know what you've been doing
I know, I know
I'm calling shame on you
I know what you've been up to

If you ever see a UFO
you'd better have your camera on hand
And if you ever get a high-end job
you'd better practice sucking up to the man
And if you ever see a man on the corner
and he's giving his product away
you'd better go on and get yourself some
Generosity's a rarity in this world

and it's a shame shame shame
I know what you've been doing
I know, I know
I'm calling shame on you
I know what you've been up to

Shame shame shame
I know what you've been doing
Track Name: When You're Big
Everybody cares about the socks that you wear when you're famous
And everybody gives about the life that you live when you're celebrity
and nobody knows about the places you go
or the things that you do in your spare time
But they wanna
Ooh the wanna
Hey

Well they wanna
Ooh they wanna
You're so important and your mama's so proud of you

Everybody cares about the color of your hair when you're famous
and people give a damn about your vacation plans when you're BIG
Got it?
And nobody knows about the places you go
but if they wanted to know, they could find out
It's a big deal
You're a big deal
Yes it's true
and your mama's so proud of you
Track Name: Keep Your Head to the Sky
Pear-shaped spacecraft, floating through the void
I intercept the radio waves and as I translate
numbers into words, I realize that the end
is much nearer than anyone knows

Better go find yourself a place in a cave on a mountain
Go do all the things on your priority list
Go skydiving. Go on that cruise. Wrestle a bear.
And tell your dad that you love him.

Sorry to break the news like this but we've been
hiding important secrets for years and years
They're here, and they've been working with the humans
And this concludes our important message from NASA

And the biggest secret, the biggest lie
is aimed at keeping you sitting on the produce aisle
You're just a reality show that's living in denial
Take my advice and keep your head to the sky

Let me take you underground, where we'll be safe
Pick it up!

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