Semi​-​Rose

by Boo Reefa

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released May 13, 2015

All songs written & performed by Andrew Leidner, Laura Leidner, & Andrew Hale w help from Jaron Pearlman (drums); Heston McRanie (cello); & Will Mitchell (bass, piano, etc.).

Album produced by Boo Reefa & Will Mitchell in Atlanta, Ga. Engineering by Will Mitchell w help from Jaron Perlman. Album artwork by Bianca Stone.

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Boo Reefa Atlanta, Georgia

Boo Reefa is an Atlanta-based indie-rock-folk act comprised of brother and sister Andrew and Laura Leidner and their two pals Andrew Hale on lead-guitar and Julian Morena on drums. Their infectious songs are equal parts avant-garde comedy and heart-felt human tragedy.


Every band's musical journey starts with each band member drinking a quart of paint, and we are no exception.
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Track Name: Extemporaneous Birth
Kicking rocks down old dusty roads
small town slow pokes long time ago
kicking out records of all the things that i know
all the things that i know

I know a rock is a rock
i know a dog is a dog
and i know there are 3 spatial dimensions

but only one planet earth
only got one planet earth
only one pile of dirt

cosmonauts and their satellites
roving across the skies
taking detailed records of all the things that they spy
all the things that they spy

They spy the water is blue and the trees are green
they spy 3 spatial dimensions but they

only got one planet earth
they only count one planet earth
only one pile of dirt
only one united states
only one nicholas cage
only one chance to strut
and fret up on the stage

you’re looking around the ground is shaking the sound’s viberating
through your knees and birds fly away to escape the shuddering trees
cause shes waking up and ready to start making up the mess you created on your crusade to the west, hungover serenade after you removed her dress
oooooo she tests you
oooooooo tries to misdirect you
mentally body checks you relentlessly requesting that you
remagnitude your extemporaneous birth
howzabout a little fucking grattitude for the rolling of the surf
a recount may be in order for the census of the earth
Track Name: Babies
Everybody that I know is busy making babies
Everybody in this room right now was at one time a tiny baby
All you fine ladies, preoccupied with babies

Handsome gentleman meets a beautiful and intelligent lady
They go out to a movie I think it was the 'white house down'
Afterward the gentleman says, "Hey lady, do you wanna go make a baby?"
Lady says, "How did you know that's exactly what I wanted to do"

Everybody that I know is busy making babies
Everybody that I know is going baby-fucking crazy

There is no stronger force than the desire to protect a baby
Come on we gotta keep a marriage together, think of the kids they're basically babies
The survival of the species is guaranteed through how cute a baby is

Everybody i know is busy thinking about making babies
just close your eyes and picture yourself with a baby
does your baby have a smile? does it want to be your friend?
you think your life would be complete if you could hold a baby in your hands
Track Name: Robot John Keats
i met my baby on a rocky roller coaster
we were falling through space when she saved my life
its tough to be an scientist
when the girl you love writes poetry

its tough to be a nihilist
and everything your perceive is beautiful
its tough to eat gluten-free
when all that you want to be is a robot john keats

i fell in love today and now I'm having trouble composing my thoughts
i fell in love today and now I'm no longer squandering this precious gift of life

underneath a set of sheets thats dragging you down
is where you found your robot john keats
poison android faux pax destroy
broken echoes from inside your robot heart

i fell in love today and so today is a mighty special day
i fell in love today and now i am the most superior form of energy across the universe
all i wanna do is stare as you metamorphosize into divinity with every new thought you share
i fell in love today and baby you are mighty, mighty, mighty special to me
Track Name: Young Professional Witch
i was in love once for about three weeks
and she loved me in return for one week of that three
so that was a pretty good week that one week of actual reciprocated love
but then she left town and broke my heart

i was in love once for about 2 or 3 minutes
we caught eyes while waiting in line at the pornogrophy and novelty store
we talked about her favorite films and how she's a student of the black arts
how she grew up in a small town now she lives in a big town and is trying to make her way as a young professional witch

i am a boring man i drive a pick up truck
she is a black magic witch when she goes to work she rides on a broom-
-stick in front of a winged hoard of scorpions wielding blood-dripping swords
off into the kingdoms in the west where she young professionally oppresses the peasants

now normally my good senses keep me a little more apprehensive than to fall for a witch
but in this case i could not resist for she did possess me with a small part her heart
in the end when she boasted to me about how easily i fell under her spell, I'll never forget her cromulent words
she said love is the blackest magic in the world, love is the blackest magic in the world, love is the blackest magic in the world

i was in love once because i was tricked by a black magic witch
but for all i knew that witch mighta loved me too
so that was a ok week for me i guess that one week of ambiguous requited love
until that witch turned me into a fish and fed me to her baby pet dragons
Track Name: Gettysburg
Saw where your grandfather was buried in Gettysburg
Watched as my best friend got married in Gettysburg

Wedding guests, hotel rooms, time to put on your dancing shoes
Abraham Lincoln did some heavy drinking, soon as he heard the Gettysburg news
Confederate rednecks, drive up from Georgia, looking all around, feeling real sad
Middle school field trips, impressionable children, learning that war is sometimes bad

Old ladies ride in horse-drawn buggies down the streets of Gettysburg
Getting freaked out by people doing molly is normal for Gettysburg
Collapses in the temple of your body, does it feel like what you heard
At a local diner, eating eggs Benedict like a mayor of Gettysburg

so enchanted we take off our clothes inside a graveyard
Lets condensate under the starlight and surrounded by ten-thousand statues

Sorry we couldnt be the people that we thought we could be
we could not conceive, the destruction we were producing
we will never achieve the state of peace that naive people dream of
So very pleased the ceremony proceeded with just a few superficial glitches
Track Name: Armies of Heroin
you standing on your toes touching my hair with your nose
timid terrors from below crawling out into the sun-light
guiding our plane turbulent landing
desert island white sanding away our inherited hallucination

you are more than what you have done
on your paths around the sun
golden eyelashes above
softly smiling at the lovely treasures
that you bury in the brains of the ppl that you see
and do not see

you fighting side by side with me against the armies of heroin
raging inside the hearts of everyone we know
getting shoved around division by sight and touch and sound
daydreaming digitally strangling wonders just like

you are more than what you have done
on your paths around the sun
waking up to an alarm
finding you've come to no harm
falling back beneath the safety and horror
that you seep from every pore

i'll be standing next to you
anytime that you want me to
Track Name: Beautiful Interesting People
i don't wanna put your head into a noose again
i just as soon you and me be friends

i don't see you talking to that dooche bag again
not what i intended when i suggested we just be friends

where are you spending all your days now
that you're not showing your face around
the places we first met

and if i was to go and have sex with your best friend
would that sever the ties and provoke the spite
of who i was before

disregarding the obligations we feel for ourselves is the
only way we will grow into beautiful interesting people
ever reducing connections to the world from which we came is the
price that we pay for being beautiful interesting people
beautiful interesting people

disregarding the obligations we feel for ourselves is the
only way we will grow into beautiful interesting people
ever reducing connections to the world from which we came is the
price that we pay for being beautiful interesting people
beautiful interesting people
Track Name: Tigerland
i was born a tiger
i was transformed into a human
by a team of tiger scientists
who were laughing in the face of god
they were laughing in the face of god

its tough to be a tiger
its tough to be a tiger
who looks just like a human
who looks just like a human

i learn how to be a human
from a team of human-scientists
who laugh in my face at every clumsy mistake
that i make trying to act like a human

they told me boy you’re a long way from tiger-land
fire and machines are your friends now
boy forget the etiquette of tiger-land
now you got to tell 1000 lies to the people you love
just to keep their hearts at ease

i miss running through the jungle with my friends
i wanna jump on that pigeon and then let him go
so i can jump on him again

its tough to be a human
its tough to be a human
when on the inside you are a tiger
when on the inside you are a tiger
Track Name: Ghost
I sit down next to you at the bus depot
you go to the bathroom and i watch over your luggage
cause thats what strangers do
in the few hours before they knew
that they love each other and they’re gonna be together

i sit down next to you in the hospital room
When your parents walk in, they take your hand and I drop my head
thats when you rose up out of your bed
and hovering around the room you said
we love each other and we’re gonna be together

you sit down next to me on the day we buried your body
you peek into the casket where the mortuary fucked-up your hair
you followed us back to your family's house
you led me to the room where you grew up
we make love to each other cause we’re gonna be together
we love each other and we’re gonna be together

you came to me when i needed you
and now that you are gone i am sad
you impressing me with the antidote
to slip the surly bonds that keep us apart
we love each other and we’re gonna be together