Sentimental Education

by Obi Best

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released October 1, 2010

Alex Lilly -- voice, keyboards, percussion, computer stuff
Wendy Wang -- guitar, background vocals
Bram Inscore -- bass, percussion
Barbara Gruska -- drums, background vocals
Daphne Chen -- violin

Mixed by Steve Kaye
Produced by Alex Lilly

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Track Name: Obi Best - Tropical Fish
Everyone knows that you get butterflies when feelings unfold
But this time my heart had a stranger wish
It's full, but of a different animal

This time (Tropical Fish)
This time
Desire Desire (Tropical Fish)
This time...

Our lovelight glows
Like a tank, reflected on a TV left on grainey angels
But from a speaker in your heart I heard this song
It was strong -- it just went on and on and on

This time (Tropical Fish)
This time
Desire Desire (Tropical Fish)
This time...

Their delicate skin makes me cry

I think you know
You can see that my eyes are hatching minnows
And to fool you you know I often try
But these animals don't lie

This time (Tropical Fish)
This time
Desire Desire (Tropical Fish)
This time...
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Track Name: Knock On Any Door
I'm walking slow
Down streets I know
Now alien designs
With the weight of nameless valentines

Familiar ties
Connections I
no longer understand
I'll just wait for truth to take my hand

Guess I have a home
Guess I'm not alone
I've got friends I adore
But sometimes it feels as though
You might as well just knock on any door

No one outside
No one inside
My beat has flown away
And this troubled feeling just can't stay

Random fruit
Too many kinds
Like worlds I'll never touch
I'll buy one persimmon
And know this much

Guess I have a home
Guess I'm not alone
I've got friends I adore
But sometimes it feels as though
You might as well just knock on any door

My world it falls prey
to life's curious ways
And lions lick their paws
Not remembering the beast that was
Time moves never strays
In its elegant way
And lions lick their paws
Cheerleaders for nature's laws

Guess I have a home
Guess I'm not alone
I've got friends I adore
But sometimes it feels as though
You might as well just knock on any door
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Track Name: To Have Class
Money? Really?
No one wants that car you just saw
World is trading in its diamonds
For that certain je ne sais quoi
What can I say?
Riche is passé

Please don't blow your horn
Or hire brass
The minions had their fun
Now give me....class!

To Have Class

Bon voyage
Wild mirage
Say "hello" to a bare décolletage
New rules start now
Overdue and how
With no chairs on which to sit
Let us use proper etiquette
Your wallet's empty
But you've got currency

Please don't blow your horn
Or hire brass
The minions had their fun
Now give me....class

TO HAVE CLASS!
Track Name: Man Without A Yes
Chorus:

I am light as air
I'm the stillest tide
Like birds without a care
To your world inside
I will be the one the one that will keep my pride
And let you decide
That you can never do without me...