Facebook YouTube

Helicopter to Bang Mansion

by Crystal Gravy

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Professionally printed CD in slim jewel case, with double-sided cover art. Only 100 made. Exterior and interior cover art design by Nikki Rice, featuring photographs shot and edited by Anna Vogt.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Helicopter to Bang Mansion via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 100 

      $10 USD or more 

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
04:29
5.
04:18
6.
04:01
7.
8.
03:09
9.
10.

credits

released March 19, 2016

All lyrics and music co-written by Dave Green and Nikki Rice, as Crystal Gravy | Helicopter to Bang Mansion was recorded live at Thee Cahill Warehouse of Sycamore, IL | Mixed and mastered by Bradley Lowe | Released March 19th, 2016 at The House Cafe in DeKalb, IL | Album insert photos shot and edited by the amazing Anna Vogt | Many special thanks to Bradley Cahill, Dead Drugs, Tony Martin, Andrea Dahlberg, Jake Joyce, Joel Kennedy, and everyone else who supported us by sharing our tunes, singing along at our shows, and celebrating our love.

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Crystal Gravy De Kalb, Illinois

shows

contact / help

Contact Crystal Gravy

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Helicopter to Bang Mansion
I know a place
where love is the answer
I know a place
and we don't wear pants there

I know a place
where the food is always good
I know a place
where my baby's always got wood

Follow me to the apex of passion
Helicopter to Bang Mansion

I know a place
where we're always together
Bae with bae
workin' on forever

I know a place
where we swaddle up tightly
Bae with bae
tongue fightin' nightly

Follow me to the apex of passion
Helicopter to Bang Mansion

I know a place
where the church is a thrift store
combing the wild
for the next perfect thrift score

I know a place
where VHS tapes abound
No DVDs
anywhere to be found

And there's TeeTee, beautiful mystery
Teetee, greatest cat in history
TeeTee, such a beautiful mystery
TeeTee Queen, O, how we praise thee

Follow me to the apex of passion
Helicopter to Bang Mansion
Follow me to the apex of passion
Helicopter to Bang Mansion
Track Name: Swallow the Sea
Only the night can cauterize this wound
Through tired eyes, morning comes too soon
Wake up tied off, shoot up the moon
Our sadness in sync, our sorrow in tune

Something like a dream of an old folk song
Something like a truth that I wanted to be wrong
Something that I must've known all along
Something like a breath that I held too long

I can't sleep
I can't lie
I can't tell
If this is right

Drink of my tears, swallow the sea
Capsized and wrecked, I'm achin' to be
One and the same, Master and Thief
Two if by name; one spells relief

Something like a dream of an old folk song
Something like a truth that I wanted to be wrong
Something that I must've known all along
Something like a breath that I held too long

I can't sleep
I can't lie
I can't tell
If this is right
Track Name: One Night Stand-In
There's a hotel bible on the table
we wrote in it all of our sins
now we're walkin' free
down this desolate street
this gas station dinner's on me
no god in Corpus Christi

I'll be your one night stand-in
if that's the face that you want
I'll be your man tonight, darlin'
I'll be the house that you haunt

These Irish pubs all look the same, ya know
Cassidy's, Mulligan's, Flannigan's
Let's not stop to drink
we've got ice in the sink
and some shit wine that should've been free
no god in Corpus Christi

I'll be your one night stand-in
if that's the face that you want
I'll be your man tonight, darlin'
I'll be the house that you haunt

I'd say let's make us some friends, dear
but it doesn't always work out
I need gluten free bear
and they think we're both queers
let's stick with just you and me
no god in Corpus Christi

I'll be your one night stand-in
if that's the face that you want
I'll be your man tonight, darlin'
I'll be the house that you haunt

It's not all jellyfish and oil rigs
we both love the wind in our hair
let's make hotel stew
by the prime dumpster view
our love is all that we need
no god in Corpus Christi

I'll be your one night stand-in
(our love is all that we need)
our love is all that we need
(I'll be your one night stand-in)
no god in Corpus Christi
no love in Corpus Christi
no love for Corpus Christi
Track Name: Love Lottery
Did you play the love lottery?
Did you win the love lottery?
Did you lose the love lottery?
Did you cheat the love lottery?
Did you live the love lottery?
Did you curse the love lottery?

Bet it all on the love lottery

One drink away
from two too many
three sheets to the wind
for my baby, you and me
five a.m. came
with six bucks in my pocket
seven suns in the sky
ate the dark at the sunrise
nine lives gone
and tender is the night
tender is the night

Eleven years
why'd it take so long to die?
Now we're just one and one
all alone, but side by side
a dozen times
we should've said goodbye
on the 13th floor
kicked in the door
but only Moonlight played inside
15 fruits of flesh
but only jealousy was ripe
O, why'd I take that bite?

Like 16 candles
or the edge of 17
18 and life to go
if you can soldier past 19
when the war is over
when it finally ends
20 questions, tender comrade,
will you still be my friend?
To anyone who's mastered being cruel
was I the wildcard or the fool?
Track Name: Donna Dana
Donna Dana, I love you so
Donna Dana, I need to know
Does my mustache tickle you when we kiss?
We were born for a night like this
Oh-whoa Donna Dana

Since we were kids, she has my heart
the outside world could never tear us apart
since we were young, she's my best friend
a love like ours will never end

I was a boy, she was a teen
I came of age, if you know what I mean
mom taught her 'bout the birds and bees
the same day, she taught me

Donna Dana, I love you so
Donna Dana, I need to know
Does my mustache tickle you when we kiss?
We were born for a night like this
Oh-whoa Donna Dana

I'd sneak across the hall each night
climb in her bed and turn out the light
our love grew, and so did we
we couldn't marry, though it was meant to be

As we got older, we tried to date
but we were born already soul mates
How could I even look at the rest?
As my sister, she knew me best

Like Romeo, I need a Juliet
such a shame mom and dad aren't dead yet
only then will our hearts be free
Donna Dana, won't you spend your life with me?

Donna Dana, I love you so
Donna Dana, I need to know
Does my moustache tickle you when we kiss?
We were born for a night like this
Oh-whoa Donna Dana

Donna Dana, I love you so
Donna Dana, I need to know
Does my moustache tickle you when we kiss?
We were born for a night like this
Oh-whoa Donna Dana
Track Name: The Favorite
I'm Die Hard, you're Die Harder
I'm Taxi Driver, you're Meet the Fockers
I'm Mallrats and Clerks, you're Clerks II
You're Josie and the Pussycats, I'm That Thing You Do
I'm Boyz 'N The Hood, you're Are We There Yet?
I'm Beverly Hill Cops, you're The Klumps and Norbit
I'm Starship Troopers, you're the softcore sequels
I'm the first trilogy and you're the prequels

I'm the favorite, you're the favorite
you're the favorite, I'm the favorite
Favorite, the favorite
You know I'm the only one
that they will ever love
'cause I'm the favorite, the favorite

I'm Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, you're under the Big Top
You're Jingle All the Way I'm Kindergarten Cop
I'm Wild at Heart, you're Ghost Rider Nic Cage
I'm original Carrie, you'll always be The Rage
I'm off to Wally World, you're Vegas Vacation
You're Passion of the Christ and I'm the Last Temptation
You're Dante's Peak, I'm Independence Day
I'm Point Break, you're the Point Break remake

I'm the favorite, you're the favorite
you're the favorite, I'm the favorite
Favorite, the favorite
You know I'm the only one
that they will ever love
'cause I'm the favorite, the favorite

I'm Batman, you're Batman and Robin
I'm Lord of the Rings and you're The Hobbit
I'm Mask with Cher, you're The Mask with Jim Carrey
You're Along Came Polly, I'm Something About Mary
You're 28 Days, I'm 28 Days Later
You're True Lies and I'm The Terminator
I'm a Raider in a Temple on a Last Crusade
You're the Crystal Skull on opening day

I'm the favorite, you're the favorite
you're the favorite, I'm the favorite
Favorite, the favorite
You know I'm the only one
that they will ever love
'cause I'm the favorite, the favorite

I'm Tremors and Sleepers, you're Hollow Man
You're Apollo 13 and I'm a Few Good Men
You're Birth of a Nation, I'm American History X
I'm Powder, you're Phenomenon, Michael, and K-Pax
I'm Scary Movie and you're White Chicks
You're Ernest Went to Africa, I saved Christmas
I'm Animal House, you're K-9
I'm John and you're Jim, you know the wrong kid died

I'm the favorite, you're the favorite
you're the favorite, I'm the favorite
Favorite, the favorite
I'm the favorite, you're the favorite
you're the favorite, I'm the favorite
Favorite, the favorite
I'm the favorite, you're the favorite
you're the favorite, I'm the favorite
Favorite, the favorite
You know I'm the only one
that they will ever love
'cause I'm the favorite, the favorite
Track Name: Country Trades
When I was 16, I wore dirty overall
to tell the truth, I was dirty overall
Sneakin' peeks at the boys in study hall
I couldn't stand them, couldn't stand at all
Weighed down, by temptation

Was a sinner, but I knew the good book
I didn't read it, but I gave it a good look
read the gospel and I learned all the hymns
like the sword and the bush I burned for Him
Lust born of piety

Hey, mister, he'll take you where you wanna go
hey, mister, there's somethin' that you should know
well, he would do most anything
to make this country trade
but, tonight, he's only going partway

Don't ya know? I could've been his son
his silver beard goin' gold in the sun
Workin' hard, like a brother by my side
'til the day he offered me a ride
Curiosity reigned

Stopped his truck down by the riverside
in a flash, we were naked side by side
wasn't time to question what it was
this country trade got the best of both of us
That night, I went all in

Hey, mister, he'll take you where you wanna go
hey, mister, there's somethin' that you should know
well, he would do most anything to make this country trade
but, tonight, he's only going partway

Next day, I threw away my overalls
got a tune-up, got a total overhaul
Forgot about all the boys in study hall
Guess it seems I wasn't dirty after all
Partway to salvation

Hey, mister, he'll take you where you wanna go
hey, mister, there's somethin' that you should know
well, he would do most anything to make this country trade
but, tonight, he's only going partway
Track Name: Hey, Someday
Hey, someday
let's get that trailer
and, hey, someday
let's see the world
through the eyes of lovers
with their hearts of gold
let's start a religion
where no truths are told
hey, someday

Hey, someday
let's make that money
and, hey, someday
let's build a home
with the hands of servants
with their names in chains
let's start a religion
where they take no blame
hey, someday

It's been done before
and we'll be just as good
if we stand in the lines
where the better men stood
we only need to do
what they did before
and try a little less
where they tried a little more
hey, someday
Track Name: Five Regrets of the Dying
To live a life of no regrets
except the ones I haven't realized yet
all these minutes I have spent
bought and sold for happiness, hell bent
and they say as I lay dying
with my last breath, I'll be sighing,
I'm sorry for these five things

All the times I won't true
to myself instead of you
A dead man's dreams I can't renew
Counting the days, so far and few

All the times I'll break my back
misunderstanding what I lack
it won't be things as much as time
after the glitter fades, it love that shines

To live a life of no regrets
except the ones I haven't realized yet
all these minutes I have spent
bought and sold for happiness, hell bent
and they say as I lay dying
with my last breath, I'll be sighing,
I'm sorry for these five things

All the times I'll keep the peace
Silent resentment breeds disease
aching to tell you how I feel
even rejection is something real

All the times I'll miss old friends
wishing that I could make amends
Bridges decayed, abandoned, burned
Neglecting trust I worked so hard to earn

To live a life of no regrets
except the ones I haven't realized yet
all these minutes I have spent
bought and sold for happiness, hell bent
and they say as I lay dying
with my last breath, I'll be sighing,
I'm sorry for these five things

All the times I'll stay in chains
forgoing risk, comfort maintained
consciously choosing to pretend
stranger to joy, complacent to the end

I'm sorry for these five things