Exotic Cakes

by Minden

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about

Debut album.

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released 15 September 2012
Recorded in 2011-2012 by Joel Nanos at Element Studio (KCMO).
All songs written by Casey Burge and Minden.

Casey Burge (vocals, guitar), The Blue Dream (keyboard, vocals), James Taylor (guitar), Evan Houston (bass), Ryan Johnson (drums). Mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos. A&R: Andrew Heuback.
Art direction by Andrew Heuback.

Video for "Gold Standard" at:
www.mindenband.com

News + performance announcements:
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Track Name: New Age
I started asking questions after I saw ya:
"Hey, what's her name? What kind of movies does she like?"
I heard a lot of things and so what if I printed them up
and I put 'em in my files?

I do what it takes
to eat exotic cakes
and I could tell that the end was coming...
The end was coming in on what I've been into.

Now that's all there is.
I'm New Age
and I've got to get on the inside
of your dream sex persuasion.

You pray all day:
"Great Spirit, please deliver me a man.
Give him pale skin, with big black eyes and a slit for a mouth."

I do what it takes
to eat exotic cakes
and I could tell that the end was coming...
The end was coming in on what I've been into.

Now that's all there is.
I'm New Age
and I've got to get on the inside
of your dream sex persuasion.

I said what you wanted to get close to you.
I thought that's the way it got done.

Now I know too much about you
and I could tell that the end was coming...
The end was coming in on what I've been into.

Now that's all there is.
I'm New Age
and I've got to get on the inside
of your dream sex persuasion.
Track Name: On Assignment
I've got my orders
and I'm closing in on my target.
I'm on assignment, man.
It's like I make the big bucks to get on the inside and scam.

Over the phone, just do it like we planned,
but I know that I'm taking things in my own hands.

I need a moment, I have to find my head.
I stood next to you and I heard the things you said.
I've got to talk to you.
I've got to get you back into the soundproof room.

Oh that first time trying is always the best.
You tell your stories and then you get undressed.
I think you've done it, miss,
but I'll give you the chance to confess.

There's one way out of this
and I think we both know that your luck ran out long ago.

I need a moment, I have to find my head.
I stood next to you and I heard the things you said.
I've got to talk to you.
I've got to get you back into the soundproof room.

One more time, just one more time.
I think I know more than you realize.
Make things easy on yourself.
Telling lies can be bad for your health.

At the end of the day
when the fanged jackal of death does lurk,
you know I'm keeping you safe from the hurt.

I need a moment, I have to find my head.
I stood next to you and I heard the things you said.
I've got to talk to you.
I've got to get you back into the soundproof room.
Track Name: Books
Even if I was there,
I'll never say I was there.
Oh no, I'll never admit to certain places I've been.

You could ask around.
You could talk to my friends
but I don't think you'll find what you're looking to find.

Yes, that's my name and the number seems correct.
Now go back to your office and check the books.

It only happened one time.
No, it was just one time
but you might think it was more if you saw the score.

Oh, how did one turn into two, then three, then four, and now five?

Yes, that's my name and the number seems correct.
Now go back to your office and check the books.

It only happened one time.
No, it was just one time.
but you might think it was more if you saw the score.

Yes, that's my name and the number seems correct.
Now go back to your office and check the books.
Track Name: This Whole World Loves Me
Say what you want about it
and give your dreams away.
I don't do that with mine, here's why:
Every dream that's ever come into my mind
turned into something complex,
except for my supernatural attitude.
I don't think I'm being rude,
singing "This whole world loves me"
and "It seems like love is real".

This whole world loves me.
Don't you tell me it isn't so.

Yeah, sometimes when it's so good you're sure it's good.
I think you made a leap of faith.
Don't hesitate.

The more I fake that kind of thing, you know I must admit
that I just may have figured it out.
Step up if you would like to try it on
but you best be up for singing songs.
Just sing it, "This whole world loves me"
and "It seems like love is real".

This whole world loves me.
Don't you tell me it isn't so.

Oh, I know that life can get you down sometimes.
It's true and the world could hate you or love you, my friend.
Which one do you choose?
Try not to think too much about it
or you'll talk yourself out of it.
This whole world loves me and it seems like love is real.

This whole world loves me.
Don't you tell me otherwise.
Track Name: Big Because
You say "Love is a waste of time"
and it seems like you mean it.
It drove you up and out of your mind
'till you were sleeping in the living room of a friend.

But somehow you survived, just hustling.
It's the way you live your life and I dig it.
Yeah, I think we should get high sometime.

You said one time you got found out.
Here's you explaining how: "I didn't know what I was doing!"
Oh yeah, I'm sure but I wouldn't wager
my good health thoroughbred.

You're just hustling.
I'll keep my cents instead.
Yeah, I get it and I have some place to be.

If I don't seem surprised when you say that love is a waste of time.
Oh, or whatever that was.
I'm ready for your big because.

You say "Love is a waste of time"
and it seems like you mean it.
It drove you up and out of your mind
'till you were sleeping in the living room of a friend.

But somehow you survived, just hustling.
It's the way you live your life and I dig it.
I think we should get high sometime.

You know I listen well.
So, why do you suppose it is I said, "Oh, or whatever that was"?
I'm ready for your big because.

I love every word you said.
But I can't let you in on my sensitive heart.
You told me that love is a waste of time.
I could listen all day to your big because.

You know I listen well.
So, why do you suppose it is I said, "Oh, or whatever that was"?
I'm ready for your big because.
Track Name: Gold Standard
Red and blue make purple in a color world
but that's not where I live.
There's a random amount of logic mixed in
with complete nonsense.

That's the standard I'm used to,
it's relative to gold.
It's the measure of my soul
and no one knows how much it weighs when I'm alone.

The last time that I drove you home
you know I had something to say.
I didn't want to disturb you 'till we showed up
to your parents' place.

I was doing my best first impression I've ever done.
My true nature wasn't known.
I saved it up to spend with you when we're alone.

That's the standard I'm used to,
it's gold.

I have to have nice things.

I'm waiting for all of the lights to go so far down,
I can't remember your name.

I keep on doing my best first impression I've ever done.
My true nature is still not known.
I saved it up to spend with you when we're alone.
Track Name: 4th and Starlight Road
Everybody shows up late at 4th and Starlight Road.
They approach the platinum gates and they punch their code.
Someone sees them on a screen.
They must avoid an episode.
They're gonna lift the curtains up at 4th and Starlight Road.

They all want to come to her rescue
and hold her soul in their hands.
They want to take her home and give her good food
and organize her plans.

Her younger sister doesn't know
that she's going to take off all her clothes.
She's gonna push the button down at 4th and Starlight Road.

They all want to come to her rescue
and hold her soul in their hands.
They want to take her home and give her good food
and organize her plans.

We all want to hold the crushed up shell.
Yeah, we all want to hear the things she could tell.

He wears the emblem on his chest,
but he's a cut above the rest.

He's gonna take the diamond home from 4th and Starlight Road.
Track Name: Gettin' Off
People do crazy things.
I mean, it happens all the time.
Here's one I keep thinking of
that can't be modestly defined.

It's just something that I saw,
and I keep gettin' off.

In the corner of my mind,
I find sanctuary there.
Morality goes blind and I fantasize without a care.

Man, that scene would drop your jaw,
but I keep gettin' off.

So, won't you please have mercy?
Have mercy on my soul.
Oh, won't you please have mercy on my soul?

What I want and what I see...
where is the borderline for me?

I keep gettin' off.
Yeah, I keep gettin' off.
Track Name: Something Small
You did something small.
You made it turn big.
You crazy fool, would you look what you did?

You did something small,
you made it turn big.
Look what you did.

Although you're strong, I still have my doubts about
displaying it out for all of the world to see.

Behind a door you might agree that
I'm saying things that you can't believe.

Some things...
honestly obscene.

Although you're strong I still have my doubts about
displaying it out for all of the world to see.

But maybe one detail comes clean.

You're putting faith into your big degree.
Let's get down to the bottom of this thing.
Oh yeah, I can tell that you know what I want.
All you had to do was take a glance and see.

Displaying it out for all of the world to see,
but maybe one detail comes clean.
Track Name: Innocent White-Bred
You didn't do what you said you was gonna.
You couldn't do all the things you said you could do.

And all the while you was talkin' a big game,
but I could tell that you were scared.
I don't suggest you close your eyes.

Rising up for innocent white-bred.
Oh, no, no!
You couldn't do what you said you could do.

I wanna tell you that you are the only one for me, forever,
'cause you seem like you would give me even more.

Man, I tried.
You know I tried to do all the things you told me you like.

Rising up for innocent white bred.
Oh, no, no!
You couldn't do what you said you could do.