What Even Are You?

by HAMonWRY

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about

This is my first album to include lyrics, and it means a great deal to me. The overall theme of this album is (subtly) about being yourself, something which I myself find quite challenging. This album took me about a year and a half to put together and I'm really proud of it.

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released August 10, 2017

Lyrics by Hayden Michael
Composed by Hayden Michael
Artwork by Stephanie Bernd

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HAMonWRY Pennsylvania

I write music cause it's fun and stuff! And Things. I started out using an app on my iPod to compose and edit my music, but eventually I was able to switch to a computer. My initials spell HAM so that's where the name comes from if you're wondering.

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Track Name: <if_yes.send_nightmare>
Attention Passengers,
This is your captain speaking
I'd like to welcome you
to the land of non-believing

If you look to your left,
you'll see the village mall
Cleverly constructed
to stand 300 feet tall

Now if you look to your right,
you'll notice you're alone
The breathing that you thought you heard
must have been your own

I think it's time to buckle up
before you lose your mind
We'll experience some turbulence
before we leave this spot behind


every single day
you must walk away
to the world you say
this is where I lay

leave this spot behind
'fore you lose your mind
it is only kind
spare them all the time
Track Name: Quince
Everybody listen to the words that I say
When I say the words that I say you better listen
Everybody listen to the words that I say
When I say the words that I say you better listen

Hi Everybody is it time for a song?

Time to walk on the streets again
everybody tries to tell me they should be my friend
I don't want to have to listen to the things they say
but Everyone is telling me it's the only way

Time to listen to the water again
when the wind chimes in and clock strikes ten
then it's time to open up your eyes
and see the world is better than you realize

Oh Hi
My name is spelled with an uppercase Y
and I don't know why you would listen to me
but I guess if you don't have a place to be

let me tell you a tale of a triumphant hero
Not someone the average person would see though
They walked around with their head held high
their prospects brighter than the bright blue sky.

Not a knight in shining armor
Not a dashing charming prince
It was a girl, from down by the harbor
Fire in her eyes and they called her Quince

Everyone look it
there's that freak
we don't like her
think she's weak

Chase her away
and make fun of her name
we treat this
like it's just a game

Time to walk on the streets again
everybody tries to tell me they should be my friend
I don't want to have to listen to the things they say
but Everyone is telling me it's the only way

Time to listen to the water again
when the wind chimes in and clock strikes ten
then it's time to open up your eyes
and see the world is better than you realize

The hero walked a mile each day
everybody clambering to try to get in her way
Til she got to the edge of the giant fortress
She slammed her fist against the wood of the giant door just
to announce that she had come, save the day
from the evil sorceror named heY

She yelled heY you! My Name is quince,
when I hit you with my sword, you'll do more than wince

So I flicked her with a fireball and then she died.
Track Name: But Sometimes You Drive Me Crazy
Oh hey there, uh, this is Jack uh
we met the other day. I got your number from... Susan, she
said that you have been going through a little bit of a rough
time recently, and I just wanted to let you know that... if
you ever need to talk about anything I am actually... pretty
good at listening, and all that stuff, so um, if you need
anything, just let me know!

We're sorry the number that you dialed's no longer in service
so if you would hold a second then we'll be with you shortly.
And I think, maybe this is time to reflect.
If you'd like to leave a message, please do at the tone.

Hey there, uh, this is Susan. Look, I know you got Jack's call
I just want you to know- um, by the way your answering
machine message is a little bit messed up. -uh if you could
maybe talk to him I think it could possibly help you out a good
bit. Okay look, I know you're busy, call me back, all right?

Duh nuh nuh nuh
nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh
nuh nuh nuh.
Duh nuh nuh nuh
nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh
nuh nuh nuh.
Your call has been forwarded to
an automated voice message system
metsys egassem eciov detamotua na
ot dedrawfof neeb sah llac ruoY

Hey, uh, this is your father speaking
I just want to make sure that everything's alright with you
I've heard some things from some of your friends that things
might not be going so great. I just want you to know that if you
need to talk I'm here for you. Uh, if you could please, reach
out to someone.

Hey there, Jack again. Um, Look the first step to solving this
problem is admitting that it's there in the first place. You
need to just look yourself in the mirror and realize that
something is wrong. You have to see that. Okay, call me back
please.

Hey, Jack again. Uh, Look I got off a little bit too strongly
last time, but really I think you should talk to me. I can
probably get you a little bit of closure on some of the issues
you've been dealing with, and I really think that it's the best
for everyone. People are worried.

Hey there, it's Susan. Look, everyone is starting to get a
little bit concerned, um, we just want to make sure everything's
going okay so if you could jus-

-really, everyone's looking out for you here. We just want to
make sure you're okay. So that's really what the main thing on
everyone's mind is-

Hi, you've reached Jack Williams consulting, please leave your
name, number, and a quick message at the tone, and we'll get
back to you shortly.

Hey man, who are you to tell me that I have a problem
because I know exactly what I'm supposed to be doing and I don't
need help from any of you so if you could just-

Duh duh duh nuh duh duh duh duh
Track Name: Panorama Transportation
Look you see them there
with their long blue curly hair
Raise their cell phone to their face
And slowly rotate in their place

Who are you to say to them
That they're outside the idiom
What's wrong with having all these subjects?
Why do you now choose to object?

Whats that?
You like all the things inside this pic?
Why don't you just bisect it?
You clearly just like these two subjects
Really you should stick with two

Actually
Why stop at two?
One is clearly meant for you
You're only looking at one now,
So if you care about the other, I don't see how

Stop, you don't get it.
I'm the photographer, it's my choice.
You think it's your decision
To block me from my voice

What if I don't want one subject
What if two just will not do?
I can't begin to even suspect
Why on Earth this bothers you

I want to capture everything
All the beauty in this scene
To force me now to compromise
My vision would be mean

I can decide for myself
The photos that I like
If personally I'm panorama
I don't deserve your spite

Look at that panorama transportation
We can see so much more than we saw before
Ohhh... Ohhh... Ohhh... Oh.
It ha s been growing up Inside our nation
I'd like to hope that we’re not on the brink of war
Ohhh... Ohhh... Ohhh... Oh.

The thing about transportation’s
Really quite a bother
I've got my photos one way
I need them in another

The problem is my picture
Is right here on my phone
But I want it on the wall
As an art piece that I own

What's that
You don't like the way you've got this pic?
Why don't you just accept it?
Changing it is such a hassle
Money will get involved to

Actually
Why must you change
When you consider that it's kinda strange
You've got it the way it's supposed to be
You only think it should be differently

Stop, you don't get it.
It's my camera and my choice
Since when is it your job
To try and block my voice

I don’t like the way
That this picture started out
I know I should display
The way it is without a doubt

It’s got to go through a big change
From binary to print
I’ll take it from my phone
To a frame that makes it glint

Once I finish my transportation
Then you'll see this happy glee
For the photo’s on the wall
And the past is behind me

Look at that panorama transportation
We can see so much more than we saw before
Ohhh... Ohhh... Ohhh... Oh.
It ha s been growing up Inside our nation
I'd like to hope that we’re not on the brink of war
Ohhh... Ohhh... Ohhh... Oh.
Look at that panorama transportation
We can see so much more than we saw before
Ohhh... Ohhh... Ohhh... Oh.
It ha s been growing up Inside our nation
I'd like to hope that we’re not on the brink of war
Ohhh... Ohhh... Ohhh... Oh.
Track Name: Felis catus
There comes a time for every person
for every human being
Where we lose our empathy
where we have a hard time seeing

How others have to live their lives
How others might be scared
Maybe you would realize this
If you only cared

But you aren't a person
I can see that
You only care about yourself
because you are a cat

*meow*

You like your feasts fancy
You like your belly rubbed
But if you're getting antsy
Then so much for love

You want your bag of catnip
you are so insecure
You won't touch offbrand kibble
But yet you lick your fur

you aren't a person
I can see that
You only care about yourself
because you are a cat

*meow-based rap breakdown*

To put it absolutely plainly
In the clearest possible honesty
This is a growing problem
it's an honest to goodness travesty

I know that you love me back
I see it in your eye
If I want to pull you off my lap
you hurt me if I try

You don't care
you just stare
while you're there
shed your hair

On my chair
everywhere
you don't
you don't really care

because
you aren't a person
I can see that
You only care about yourself
because you are a cat
Track Name: The Salesman
Gather round, one and all
to listen to my tale of old
I have some warnings here to share
so take them with you everywhere

It just so happens, late one night
I woke to find I felt I might
just sneak myself a bowl of rice
but then I had an awful fright

For rice you see is known to spawn
the terrifying Neverdaughn
and if you eat this creature whole,
then it will steal your very soul!

But do not fear for I am here
I've brought a special souveniere
On your rice just pour this draught
and the Neverdaughn will breathe its last

You need to listen to the words that I'm sayin' to ya
I wouldn't be sayin' these things unless I meant them
You need to open up your ears, are you listening?
I'm only sayin' stuff I think you need to know.

Ladies, Gents, I've come from france
I'm here to show a pair of pants
"Why Pants," you say, "They look so plain"
But that's what's messing with your brain

For pants like these don't grow on trees
They're made from sea anemones
And they have been designed to stop
a mugging with a mighty shock

You'll thank me when you put them on
and a hooligan comes carrying on
and when they try to pick your pocket
they'll be blasted like a rocket

So get them now, while supplies last
I have great deals, they're going fast! and
trust me, this is what you need
there's no room in my heart for greed.

You need to listen to the words that I'm sayin' to ya
I wouldn't be sayin' these things unless I meant them
You need to open up your ears, are you listening?
I'm only sayin' stuff I think you need to know.

Attention here, I've brought a map
that leads to the lair of a biddlyzap
Follow it to the scarlet X
And hit it when it least suspects

Then gather up all its fallen scales
and don't forget its seven tales
you'll need them for the Biddly Stew
and the fortune it will bring to you

Once you've drunk this steaming muck
You'll only have the best of luck
For everything you that try to do
it works for love and gambling too

So why do you wait? It's not too late
Go and get some on your plate
No need for thanks, I'm just here to sell
so I thank you for your purchase, farewell!

You need to listen to the words that I'm sayin' to ya
I wouldn't be sayin' these things unless I meant them
You need to open up your ears, are you listening?
I'm only sayin' stuff I think you need to know.

Now once again I beg your ear
Look at what I've gathered here
Jewels from the land of Fable's End
The wisest coin you'll ever spend

See how they shimmer in the light?
That's the shine of Pilgrim's plight
It's used to keep your loved ones near
and of their loss you'll never fear

Sometimes, you see, they'll want to flee
from love, greed, or curiosity
and what, pray tell, are you to do
they've gone and left and without you!

Take these gems and crush them up
and slip the powder in their cup
They're soul will bind, to you, itself
a blessing to your mental health.

You need to listen to the words that I'm sayin' to ya
I wouldn't be sayin' these things unless I meant them
You need to open up your ears, are you listening?
I'm only sayin' stuff I think you need to know.
Track Name: Red Panda
I Don’t know what I’m gonna do
Can’t find a single shoot of bamboo
There might something out back
keep all my food in a shack

I mean it’s got power
I mean it’s it quite cold
I mean technically my shack is a refrigerator but

I’m a red panda.
I look like a cat (like a fox)
I look like a weird raccoon thing
but I don’t need your judging glares
I just want to walk down the stairs
and open up the fridge.

Inside my eyes started to water
That cheese ain’t even fit for an otter
I think I should clean this thing out
before that starts to sprout (legs)

I think it’s got legs
It’s freakin got legs
I mean seriously somebody get rid of this thing ‘cause

I’m a red panda.
I look like a cat (like a fox)
I look like a weird raccoon thing
but I don’t need your judging glares
I just want to walk down the stairs
and kill the cheese monster

It ran all around the neighborhood
started oozing everywhere where would
you please settle down now you monster
'fore I have to hurt you

Settle down now you
curdled old cow juice
I'm gonna have to bring in some help to take care of this

'cause I’m just a red panda.
I look like a cat (like a fox)
I look like a weird raccoon thing
but I don’t need your judging glares
I just want to walk down the stairs
and save the neighborhood

I called The police for my problem
Because it was making my nose numb
They came and took care of the cheese
because I said pretty please

I mean you’ve gotta have manners
you’ve gotta have class
you have to know when to behave yourself when

You’re a red panda.
You look like a cat (like a fox)
You look like a weird racoon thing
but we don’t need your judging glares
We just want to walk down the stairs
stroll along the street.

We're all red pandas.
We look like cats (like foxes)
We look like weird raccoon things
But we don't need your judging glares
We just want to walk down the stairs and

We're all red pandas.
We look like cats (like foxes)
We look like weird raccoon things
But we don't need your judging glares
We just want to walk down the stairs and

We're all red pandas.
We look like cats (like foxes)
We look like weird raccoon things
But we don't need your judging glares
We just want to walk down the stairs and

We're all red pandas.
We look like cats (like foxes)
We look like weird raccoon things
But we don't need your judging glares
We just want to walk down the stairs and
stroll along the street.
Track Name: Knock Knock
Knock Knock
Who’s There?
Knock Knock
Knock Knock Who

I don’t have the time for this
I don’t have the time for this
I have to see my psychiatrist
Cause I don’t have the time for this

Every single morning
They’re pounding on my window
Asking me for confirmation
Demanding Substantiation:

"Is this who I am
I have to find the answer
I have to find my place in life
I need to know my place in life"

Knock Knock
Who’s There?
Knock Knock
Knock Knock Who

I don’t have the time for this
I don’t have the time for this
I have to see my psychiatrist
Cause I don’t have the time for this

Walk into the moonlight
Breathe in the aroma
Look around and see them suffer
holding on to one another

Can you even stand it?
The feeling pulsing in you
you have to find the way to help
you need to know a way to help

Knock Knock
Who’s There?
Knock Knock
Knock Knock Who

I don’t have the time for this
I don’t have the time for this
I have to see my psychiatrist
Cause I don’t have the time for this

Are you even happy?
Can you be yourself now?
Find someone to tell the truth
'Cause if you don't there is no use

Someday they will see it
The person that's inside you
Let her out and they will see
It's the you, you've always been.

Knock Knock
Who’s There?
Knock Knock
Knock Knock Who

I don’t have the time for this
I don’t have the time for this
I have to see my psychiatrist
Cause I don’t have the time for this
I don’t have the time for this
I don’t have the time for this
I have to see my psychiatrist
Cause I don’t have the time for this
Track Name: Izzy
Good Morning everybody we have brought you a surprise
It's something that we know you'll love now open up your eyes.

There before sat a dog, the cutest in the world
He sat there and he stared at us his little tail was curled
He needs a name, I say, what do you think that it should be
I reach my hand out for a pat and *bite* what is he?!

Izzy doesn't love you is he there
Is he gone now?
Izzy is dog, is he fair
is he gone now?
Izzy doesn't love you is he there
Is he gone now?
Izzy is dog, is he fair
is he gone now?

Why?
Why is he avoiding me?
Why Izzy, why?
Why does he not love me back?
Why?
Why is he now biting me?
Why Izzy, why?
You're a bad dog.

It turns out we got a dog that was from outer space
You wouldn't really know it looking at his fuzzy face
He doesn't like affection so keep your hands to your self
I'm serious about this it's important for your health
If anyone has advice to deal with snarling beast
I would find it most helpful or some thick new gloves at least
He really likes to snap at us when we give him a bath
When we try to clean him up we face his fluffy wrath

Izzy doesn't love you is he there
Is he gone now?
Izzy is dog, is he fair
is he gone now?
Izzy doesn't love you is he there
Is he gone now?
Izzy is dog, is he fair
is he gone now?

Why?
Why is he avoiding me?
Why Izzy, why?
Why does he not love me back?
Why?
Why is he now biting me?
Why Izzy, why?
You're a bad dog.

Most of the time I spend with him I spend with him in fear
He's growling and he's angry and I think the end is near.
Oh I guess it turns out that he saw a bird out side.
I suppose that that means that I do not have to hide
I took him for a walk one day and he refused to move
just stood there with his leash on like he had something to prove
Once again I thought I might try to touch his soft fur
I reach out with a trembling hand and *bite* well, that's fair.

Izzy doesn't love you is he there
Is he gone now?
Izzy is dog, is he fair
is he gone now?
Izzy doesn't love you is he there
Is he gone now?
Izzy is dog, is he fair
is he gone now?

Why?
Why is he avoiding me?
Why Izzy, why?
Why does he not love me back?
Why?
Why is he now biting me?
Why Izzy, why?
You're a bad dog.

Izzy doesn't love you is he there
Is he gone now?
Izzy is dog, is he fair
is he gone now?
Izzy doesn't love you is he there
Is he gone now?
Izzy is dog, is he fair
is he gone now?
Izzy is a dog is a dog is a dog (He's a dog)
And he doesn't love you doesn't love you (And he doesn't love you)
doesn't love you doesn't love you
Izzy is a dog is a dog is a dog (He's a dog)
And he doesn't love you doesn't love you (And he hates you)
doesn't love you doesn't love you
is he there Is he gone now?
Track Name: You're Dumb
So I've got some words to sing
You can buy her lovely things
You can buy her diamond rings
isn't it facinating

that you might be noticing
that your life is so boring
you should do some more living
Why don't you try some loving


I don't know how,
You could be so dumb.

I don't know how,
I could be so dumb.


She can teach you how to dance
She can teach you 'bout romance
wants you both to go to france
But you stand there in a trance

just you let her take a chance
have your relationship advance
But you say "who wears the pants"
What a stupid circumstance


I don't know how,
you could be so dumb

Why don't you just,
go back where you are from


You've got to tell me how you're doing this my friend
She says she'll stay with you until the bitter end
You can't go down this road not knowing there's a bend
You're gonna cause some wounds that may not ever mend.


So you're fine'ly on your own
had one chance and it was blown
see her number on your phone
hands are on your head you grown

'Cause you reap what you have sown
Now she's left you all alone
Well I guess you should have known
But you're such a stupid drone


I don't know how,
you could be so dumb.

I don't know how,
your mind could be so numb.
Track Name: I Think it May Be
Oh, well that's rare
no, please don't stare
I hope, you don't care
Lets just not go there

Hi, I'm Hayden
I'm pleased to make your acquaintance
I hope you enjoyed the songs
even if they were a bit weird

I think it may be that you're right
I think it may be that you're wrong
I think it may be that we all might get a long if we could just
I think it may be that we need to remove all the nasty things
I think it may be that we need to remove all the nasty thing

I tried to tell a story
I got lost on the way
It's hard to follow the narrative
When I'm drawn to make things silly

I am a keeper of secrets
I've got things on my mind
I want to tell the world
But it's harder than you think

I think it may be that you're right
I think it may be that you're wrong
I think it may be that we all might get a long if we could just
I think it may be that we need to remove all the nasty things
I think it may be that we need to remove all the nasty thing

I think it may be
I think it may be
I think it may be
I think it may be
I think it may be
I think it may be
I think it may be Time to go

Oh Do you ever feel
like everything is wrong
Like you are not
the person in the mirror

Oh I do all the time
and there's meaning in this song
and it's something
that is drawing ever nearer

Oh Help me, Help me
Be myself
It's absolutely and completely
terrifying

I can't do this alone
and I need your help my friends
please be right there with me
when this ends

I think it may be
I think it may be
I think it may be
I think it may be
I think it may be
I think it may be
I think it may be Time to go
I think it may be that you're right
I think it may be that you're wrong
I think it may be that we all might get a long if we could just
I think it may be that we need to remove all the nasty things
I think it may be that we need to remove all the nasty thing