Magic Castles

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Magic Castles, "Magic Castles" was a compilation of early out-of-print material. Limited 2LP 180g vinyl released via "A" Records, spring of 2012

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released April 20, 2012

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Magic Castles Minneapolis, Minnesota

Their band name suggests vintage psychedelia, and Minnesota ensemble MAGIC CASTLES certainly don’t disappoint with their contemporary take on the formative years of the psych form. Magic Castles supplement their sparkling psych pop with pervasive drones and dreamy atmospheres. ... more

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Track Name: Death Dreams
Death dreams and your brain screams on Tuesday
We don't hear a thing you say
everyone is talking at you
you don't hear a thing they say

la la la la

Don't frown its a new sound on Wednesday
from the sky down to the ground
its coming right down at you now
you know its gonna be ok

la la la la

dark clouds over downtown on Thursday
they don't hear a thing you say
hey, don't you know its Code Yellow?
we don't hear a thing they say

la la la la
Track Name: Now I'm a Little Cloud
it got so hot, so hot I melted
into a puddle on the sidewalk
later that night it got so cold
that I froze, frozen solid
the next day it got so hot
that I evaporated into the sky
now I'm a little cloud
floating around above your
cities and your towns
heading for the country downs

now I'm a little cloud floating around
with all the other clouds up in the sky
what do I look like to you?
maybe a turtle or an old shoe
feeling heavy, heavy and blue
I might rain down maybe a little
feeling heavy, heavy and blue
I might rain...precipitation

now I'm a rain cloud raining down
on your tent while you sleep
raining down drip drip drop
sneaking down on the seams
now I'm a puddle underneath
you keep me warm with your body heat
you keep me warm underneath
your tent is water resistant

now I sink down in the ground
join a river deep underground
soaked up by the roots of a tree
up to the edge of the leaves
helping make the leaves green
the sun shines down
..photosynthesis
Track Name: Imaginary Friends
I wish I had an imaginary friend
like Barnaby or Pitts or Jonathan or Tom
I remember when we played outside all day
not to the park, the word was our park

down the road at Daniel's house
theres a ball game going on all afternoon
the there neighborhood kids are there
but we gotta be in bed way too soon

we'd play everyday
making maps of the riverbanks
hammer a hundred nails into the trunks of fallen trees
"I Don't Know the Eskimo" and other childhood companions
they were our friends, we sure could use one now

on the road down at Daniels house
there's a ballgame going on too late for us
the other neighborhood girls were there
giving out rides on their daddy's four-wheelers
Track Name: Ballad of the Golden Bird
In a far and distant land
a magic castle stands
and in the ancient garden
there grows an enchanted tree
that bares fruits of gold

the greedy King he had, he had the apples counted
one day he discovered golden apples missing
the gold...the gold...The Golden Bird

the King he swore revenge and set watch in the midnight sun
in the midnight moonlight lit the edge of the golden wing
and it flew down over the open road
and the bird flew down, this story has been told,
and it stole the gold...the gold...The Golden Bird

the third son tried to find The Golden Bird
after his brothers failed to find The Golden Bird
and he went down to the same saloon
and he went down and he soon,
he too forgot The Golden Bird

in the midnight moonlight he rode upon the golden stead
with the help of the midnight fox he found the golden key
and he went down, down the open road
he went down to the old abode
where he found The Golden Bird
Track Name: All My Prayers
All of my prayers have been unanswered till now
All of my prayers have been unanswered till now
All of my dreams have been unrealized
All of my prayers have been unanswered

don't let me down Lord
don't let me down Lord
don't let me down Lord
don't let me down Lord
Track Name: Songs of the Forest
Summer, I wait for you, I do
waiting for the Summer
waiting for the Song..

I love the Songs of...
I love the Songs of....
in the Forest

I love...
I wait for...
I too...
I do...
Track Name: 10,100
ten thousand and one hundred
splinters of shimmering sun
came streaming thru the clouds
and lift the shroud over my head

I dreamt a hundred dreams
I dreamt ten thousand one hundred dreams
you act like you have seen
you act like you have seen my dreams

ten thousand and one hundred
lost ideas because of you
one million inventions were never invented
because of people like you
Track Name: Letterbox
you look like a picture
you breath like a corpse
you are living in this time
I have no remorse
as slow as seasons change
derail my mind
cannot change these things
cannot change time

you fall from my head
a rainbow torrent of blood
like water to wine
as we soft sway low
deciding where to run
to promote tooth health
I sink my teeth in you
and love your pearl

I want you in this life
I want it all the time
put your life my life
I'll put my life into your life
the hardest thing to do is to do nothing
its such a waste of time so do something
Track Name: Big Sur
School daze is done
I'm ready for real good fun
I got real good buzz
and my mind is just fine
beach blanket baby
in my arms tonight
all I got is endless time
like the stars up in the sky

Good fun, hot sun
Big Sur, big fun
Good fun, hot sun
Big Sur, big fun

Go down to the beach tonight
bonfire is burning bright
we'll watch the sparks twirl
up into the night
up on the wind, ever so high
creating wild patterns crazy
like the stars in the sky

Good fun, hot sun
Big Sur, big fun
Good fun, hot sun
Big Sur, big fun

Good fun , hot sun
Big Sur big fun
Big Sur hot sun
Big Sur big fun
Big Sur big fun


Come watch the waves break on the beach at night
hear that sound all thru the starry night
we'll ride our bikes down to the bay alright
all we got is our memories like the stars up in the sky
Track Name: Mystical Sage Warrior
(((( drug induced incoherent mumblings )))
Track Name: Emery's Memories
Emory loves the sun
see it shining right through the clouds
Emery loves windows
see him peaking, right through yours
and the windows love Emery
and we love him too

and you'll have no memories
but Emory, you know he will

Emory loves watching people
on the ring about
and the world loves Emory
and the earth loves Emory
and we love him too

and you'll have no memories
but Emory you know he will