Tollbooth Milo

by Camp Counselors

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This track was inspired by the storybook classic "The Phantom Tollbooth," and recorded in the heat of a Columbia, SC summer, where it hurt to get in your car, and the next surprise thunderstorm can take you unawares (we recorded one of them, you'll hear it at the end of this track). We are so thankful to Emily Olyarchuk and her pa, Pistol Pete; this, and the songs to come, would not have existed without their heavenly hospitality.


So just make up your mind are you feelin' what I said, baby
Your body's tellin me what your heart could never say, crazy
Shakin' tremblin' to the beat and my eyes are turnin' red and I
Feel my fur poppin out my skin and now my fangs are out to shred to pieces

Any young thing goofin' up try'na keep up with the time
That's tickin' on and on to the beat this song has playin' in my mind
Now I need to feel it in me, hopin' to conceal it in me
But in my mind this tickin' time is just a sign you'll see

And as the clock turns over and over I am watching like a watchdog sellin' my soul for the rhythm with the magic of a tragic obsession, with an unexpected beat that'll keep you guessing.

So howl the matyr listen to me, listen to the fission glisten now
Let it glow so loud, let it go out over the mountain top a-rip the trees the mounting costs of life, when the beat cuts like a knife.


released February 27, 2013



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Camp Counselors Columbia, South Carolina

Camp Counselors is a starship of electronic and acoustic sunshine occasionally making pit stops in the darker parts of the galaxy, peppered with freestyles, symphonies, and guest appearances from whomever happens to stop by Camp Colita. So gather around the campfire and be regaled by stories of love, loss, physics, Chris Brown, magically deadly fish, and inappropriately risque theater kid parties. ... more

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