Haberdasher

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When I grow up, I'm gonna be the CEO of a haberdashery
And you, my bride, you will be two miles high
I'm gonna ride a stegosaurus to school, she will be so cool
Two ton feet makin' cracks in the pavement
Oh but I don't care

I'm gonna wear a cape made of bubble wrap
And a fifty dollar eighty gallon hat
And if you question me I will erase your memory
My house will have no stairs, just fire poles
And instead of TV sets we'll put on puppet shows

I only keep sailors and gypsies for friends
We are at war with a town of M&Ms
They've got the trumpets and they've got the drums
But we've got whiskey in our water guns


When I grow up I'll build a bridge from me to you
And another one from you to me (so you can always find me)
When I grow up I'll kill the king and outlaw sickness and disease
And plant a rose for every one of his casualties

And you can have your pet ghost if you want it
And I will raise some baby violins
The little bows atop which sit the yellow bonnets
The tiny strings they are like spiderwebs so thin

When I grow up I'm gonna be the driver of the truck that paints the lines on the streets
and I will steer it with my feet
I'll own a treehouse underground
And each and every wonder I have found I'll share with you
(and all of my new jokes too)

I would build you happy feelings
Out of leaves and old shoestrings and rusty memories
Water wings filled with your favorite things


When I grow up I'll build a bridge from me to you
And another one from you to me (so you can always find me)
When I grow up I'll kill the king and outlaw sickness and disease
And plant a rose for every lost memory

And you can have your pet ghost if you want it
And I will raise some baby violins
The little bows atop which sit the yellow bonnets
The tiny strings they are like spiderwebs so thin

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from Go Ahead and Try, track released May 30, 2013
Recorded and Mixed by Adam Paulus
Mastered by Tom Garneau
Written by The Running Riot

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The Running Riot Minneapolis, Minnesota

Amanda Zimmerman - Piano, Vocals
Kirstin McDuffie - Viola, Vocals, Percussion
Christine Mennicke - Ukulele, Drums, Vocals
Jessica Cheadle - Cello, Percussion

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