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Trying to Turn a Unicorn Into a Horse

by Hippie Cream

A whimsical exploration into the heart of folk, psychedelia, and early rock. Dreams take flight on our latest collection of ear nuggets. Let your mind set sail while experiencing this strange blend of popular music filtered through the Hippie Cream prism.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. I Ride the Bus
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2. Lonely On the Swingset
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3. See You Smile
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4. There's a World
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5. Tumbling and Falling
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6. Balloon Knot Twist
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7. All the Things
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Trying to turn a Unicorn into a Horse
By Hippie Cream
Released June 2014

Hippie Cream is:
Sean Daniel – Drums
Travis Henderson - Bass
Cory Houdyshell – Lead Vocals, guitars, synthesizers
Wesley Houdyshell - Keyboards
Sean Longstreet – Guitars, Horns, Backing vocals, Percussion
Robert Olsen – Lead and backing vocals

Cover art by Stephen Siemens

Thanks:
Hippie Cream (and especially Travis) would like to thank Tecate Cerveza, without whom this record would never exist. Also – all of our friends and collaborators listed above, without whom this record would never exist as it is. And as always to our film making buddies and creative partners - Daniel Maggio and Stephen Siemens.

All songs by Hippie Cream
© Strangers in the Basement 2014
www.hippiecream.com
www.strangersinthebasement.com

The Songs:

1. I Ride the Bus

- written and performed by Hippie Cream
- produced and mixed by Sean Daniel
- recorded by Robert Olsen
- mastered by Chris Richardson

I ride the bus, that’s all I do
No matter how far I go
I can’t seem to forget you
I can’t seem to forget you

I Strapped a seahorse to my chest
With the canvas belt you liked the best
I went underground

I wrestled on the ocean floor
The lantern fish they begged for more
I was going down

I ride the bus, that’s all I do
No matter how far I go
I can’t seem to forget you
I can’t seem to forget you

Reverse time till I was three
All the love that rained on me
Was it only sound
Forward now I’m 84
Scratching at the reaper’s door
Believe

2. Lonely on the Swingset: featuring Jared Moore - bass vocals

- written and performed by Hippie Cream
- produced and mixed by Sean Daniel
- recorded by Robert Olsen
- mastered by Chris Richardson

Do you ever wonder about the gorillas riding dinosaurs?
Do you ever wonder about the spoiled milk in the back of the store?
Lonely on the swing set
Lonely...since the day we never met

Do you ever wonder about all the people buried below
Oh, the good and the bad, the young and the old
Where do their memories go?
Lonely on the swing set
Lonely...since the day we never met

Now I'm swinging solo
Dragging my feet on the wood chips below
If you sit next to me
Tip our heads back, watch the world go



3. See You Smile: featuring Dana Parker on pianos

- written and performed by Hippie Cream
- produced by Robert Olsen
- recorded by Robert Olsen
- mixed and mastered by Dana Parker

The thing about Rose that everyone knows
Smiles don’t come free
Why she don’t smile so easily for me?
The concern of the day is what she won’t say
While the world is wasting away
She could make the brightest ray to lighten up my day

By light of the moon Rose is in bloom
Turning every head in the room
Flowers do sway to the tune when Rose is in the mood
Then I see – her smiling - smiling for me
Yes I seen that tiny sunbeam

Flowers growing in the yard
You don’t have to make it hard?
Prisms shine in the month of May
And baby you turned out that way
If you open up your heart
The sun will shine when the clouds are apart
A million tiny points of light
Glittering on me tonight
Cuz I see you smile smiling for me
Yes I see you smile
Yes I see you smile

The thing about Rose that everyone knows
Smiles don’t come free
Why she don’t smile so easily for me?

4. There's a World: Featuring Yvonne Flack and Jared Moore on backing vocals.

- written and performed by Hippie Cream
- produced and mixed by Sean Daniel
- recorded by Robert Olsen
- mastered by Chris Richardson

There’s a world I want to see
There’s a girl I want to be
There’s a boy inside of me who’s a girl

So I go to the cave of wonder
Past catacombs where pirates plunder
To the undercarriage of lemon and thunder
There’s a world

Cuz in this place I refuse to be
Please alter the elements of symmetry
In this place I refuse to be
Please alter the elements

Hold me now I’m a little afraid
Under the knife please serenade
The medical theater will change my way
There’s a world

There’s a world I want to see
There’s a girl I want to be
There’s a boy inside of me who’s a girl

5. Tumbling and Falling: featuring Ryan Mills on vibraphone and background vocals

- written and performed by Hippie Cream
- produced by Sean Longstreet
- mixed by Sean Daniel
- recorded by Robert Olsen
- mastered by Chris Richardson

I have candles in my legs canvas guides my way
Canvas limbs are fading fast, bones are made of clay

I am sailing up a balloon man
High into the air
The atmosphere is pulling me
I do not know not where

Tumbling, tumbling, tumbling and falling now
I believe, I’m ready to leave….

Cinder cobwebs melting fast
Mannequins are looking past
My eyes, my eyes, my eyes are buried deep inside

There is a place beneath my chest
Where bold and indirect request
Come my way across the rope
The finish line my only hope

I am sailing up a balloon man
Skyscrapers are my scene
Tonight they’ll pack me in a crate
For now I’m tumbling

Tumbling, tumbling, tumbling and falling now
I believe, I’m ready to leave……


6. Balloon Knot Twist: featuring Yvonne Flack on background vocals

- written and performed by Hippie Cream
- produced and mixed by Sean Daniel
- recorded by Robert Olsen
- mastered by Chris Richardson

Let me tell you bout a dance called the Balloon Knot Twist
Balloon Knot, Balloon Knot Twist.
You put your thumb in your pie-hole and you wiggle your wrist

Spin around, and make a sound

Let me tell you bout a dance called the Pudding Pop Jive
You pull your pants up to your belly and you tickle your
Eye….Balls

Spin around, and make a sound

Well, I got another one called the Gorilla Hair Chill
You dance around like a monkey eating two dollar bills

Spin around, and make a sound.

7. All the Things that Never Were: featuring Ryan Mills on Vibraphone

- written and performed by Hippie Cream
- produced by Sean Longstreet
- mixed by Sean Daniel
- recorded by Robert Olsen
- mastered by Chris Richardson

All the things that never were
Just around the corner of your mind
You know dreams they do

Long ago the ground it wept
Flying carpets traveled despite science
The loveless whisper to..

The wings of time
A dragon’s tooth
A chupacabra dancing in the diamonds

All these things I knew




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