by Martian Horses

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"Hikikomori" is our debut EP which is comprised of several pieces created for a film.

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released November 13, 2012

Music by J. Olivo and Martian Horses. Lyrics by J. Olivo.

Produced by Martian Horses.

Performed by

James Bailey : drums, percussion
Adam Byram : drums
Eve Gross : vocals, piano, organ
Andrew Scott Hekman : guitar, keyboards, bass, double bass, percussion, vocals
Steven Hilferty : bass
Monica Hui Hekman : vocals
Rachel Lopez-Emmons : violin, cello
Seth Lutske : cello
Christopher Meng : sax, guitar, percussion, vocals, keyboards, zither, bass, viol, electric piano
Jimmy Olivo : vocals, piano, guitar, keyboards, percussion
Jonathan Piper : tuba

Recorded at Stereo Disguise Recording Laboratories and our homes.

Engineered by Christopher Meng and Andrew Scott Hekman.

Additional Engineering by Jimmy Olivo, Keith Milgaten, Adam Byram and Jordan Andreen.

Mixed by Jordan Andreen at Audio Design Recording.

Mastered by Bob Ohlsson at Audio Mastery.

Artwork by Monica Hui Hekman.



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Track Name: Run (Hester Doth Protest Too Much)
all we are
if not besotted

are children with
all words forgotten

worlds above
expand and fall
but we don't need them
we need it all

i run
you'll hide

our hearts in knots
and futures woven

we both know
the both of us
will not give up
we're biting our tongues

we'll run
run away

i run
you'll hide

our hearts in knots
and futures woven

i unfold you
undermine you
in your secret domain
i'll find you

run away
Track Name: King Mary Frank
the shape on your tongue
is the heart's exploding verb
and if it shakes this old house down
it would do what our boots through the drywall could not do

we are lost with no regrets
we take our pills in paper cups
and scream from the toll bridge
that nothing's enough nothing's ever enough for us

mary, i think our friends will destroy us all

we are not so dangerous

we see the incest of our old friends
we see the squatters and the picket fence
and if the world that we once knew
existed at all it would soon fall apart for us

we're not the last
of some fake underclass
so we're not dangerous
we'll give it all back

should this house
survive us all
a layer of paint
on everything we are
Track Name: Snails
this brokenness
all these plastic pets
and my grandma says 
what she always says

you'll never grow if i
never let go
though a fear can unite us
a love can divide us all too

when i saw you in clothes
for the first time in a month
snails of mascara 
crawling down your cheek

you were finally free