Zookeepers (single)

by King Mixer

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Zookeepers is the first single from the upcoming full length album 'Hang On' by King Mixer.


Everybody's talkin' 'bout you
Where did you go - you'd think they'd know that
You're on the moon

You'd think that'd make you
Wise - but you're telling those white lies
To anyone with honest eyes
Looking for the truth

Anytime you walk across a room
They'll be lighting up your cigarettes and making you an offer
You just leave 'em coughin'
While all the other animals you choose
They circle me as if I were a cheating spouse it's torture
The dogs are saying divorce her
The leopards call in the lawyers
The keepers of the zoo

(Chorus 1)
Does anybody else out there
See the world as a beautiful parasite
Where life eats life
The evidence is everywhere
We do what we're doin' to survive.

All those times you played us for fools
You said we could reach the summit
If we make it past the border
But they're firing mortar
And you gave the order
To drop the nukes

(Chorus 2)
Does anybody else out there
Feel just a little bit scared to die
The evidence is everywhere
That maybe you're a little bit paranoid
Or you might be right… this time
Cuz everybody everywhere
Is doin what we're doin to survive
We're telling those white lies
To anyone with honest eyes
Looking for the truth

Fallen angels will steal your wings
And wild lions eat everything they can catch
What if we've already been saved?
And all of this is a paradise

Fallen angels with melted wings
The wild lions eat everything they can catch
But what if we've already been saved
And all the world is a paradise

All the beauty in the plans we make (the ridiculous plans we make)
We can do anything we dream of
What if we've already been saved
And all of this is a paradise
That we blew up
This is a paradise we blew up


released January 12, 2015
King Mixer: Lead vocals/backing vocals/ acoustic & electric guitars
Jake Crowe: Bass guitar/additional vocals
Nick Kitsos: Drums
Matt Nelson: Keys & synths
Grant Tye: additional Guitar and sonic landscapes
Christian Cullen: additional keys and trippy textures

Produced by Christian Cullen with King Mixer.
Drums & Bass recorded and engineered at Chris Cash Studios, Lemont IL
Additional recording by Christian Cullen at Parka Studios
Mixed by Reuben Baird with King Mixer at Chicago Sound Lab
Mastering: Brian Schwab Music and Mastering



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King Mixer Chicago, Illinois

King Mixer is both musical ensemble and performing alias of Chicago singer/songwriterEric Howell. New LP 'Hang On' featuring members of Smoking Popes, NRBQ, BoDeans and Off Broadway. At a moment when guitar bands are fighting for a place in modern music, King Mixer offers up deliberately backdated sounds with a postmodern flare, which become harder to pin down with each genre-defying twist. ... more

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