Pterodactyl Baby

by Nehedar

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released January 1, 2009

All songs written by Emilia Cataldo
Except "Subway Ratt" written by Emilia Cataldo & David Keesey
produced by Craig Levy (
album artwork & mandolin on "I love you more" by Elke Reva Sudin (
guitar & bass on "Subway Ratt" "Biblical Bulletproof" & "Narcissism" by David Keesey (
trumpet on "Oh Mother" by Mike Shobe


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Nehedar New York, New York

Nehedar has 9 albums and 1 brand new EP on Bandcamp. Some live stuff on Youtube and whatnot. All recordings, except a few on Pick Your Battles, and all of "Light at the End." were done with NYC producer, Craig Levy (Little Pioneer).
The band consists of songwriter/singer Emilia Cataldo, cellist/harpist Elisheva Maister and percussionist/drummer Brad Reiss.
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Track Name: Oh Mother
oh mother watch my soul
mine is the one that don't know where to go
take it home and make it whole
before the ferry comes rowing.

oh mother watch me grow
i've been attempting it since years ago
where i'll stop i don't yet know
i know where i am not where i'm going

*chorus 1* and the wolves go howling through the night
while all my money is wasting
and if i lose you in the blackest night
would you be there later
would you be there?

oh lover you make me glow
you make me happier than you can know
trade our broken hearts for the open road
no one's loved me like you since my mother.

oh lover you work so hard
i'll check the mirrors if you count the cards
no one's gonna make us disregard
the dreams we have for one another.

* chorus 2* and there's next to nothing that i need
if my heart is open
i'm alive and i'm loved and ready
for the sky to open and the love to drip out.

oh father with the golden tones
blow new york away when you come home
travels with his six gun saxophone
makes a mean garbanzo birthday cake

i dreamt i was on a giant boat
on a riverbed
knocking lots of people over
i thought to myself why not honk the horn
i woke up and couldn't face the mirror.

*chorus 1, chorus2*
Track Name: A Sweet Man
he's a sweet man, a trifle unforgiving
a very sweet man if you want what he is giving,
if you're a fan

if you need someone to tell you what to do
to be you he's for you.

he's got command command of all his people,
we've got some land a garden and a steeple
hand in hand we want to show society the score
and the door evermore.

everything that we were fighting for was done everything was quiet,
i didn't regret what it is that we had done
till i saw you crying*

He had planned to make us revolutionaries
lean and tan, as proud of us as he could be
yeh he's the man
and when he said the word we, well we heard and deferred, no one stirred

we were manned for our own protection
made our stand the ultimate rejection
now we're crammed
hundreds of us buried with no name
called insane here's the refrain

everything that we were fighting for was done everything was quiet,
i didn't regret what it is that we had done
till i saw you crying*

he sees you when you're sleeping
but he never lets you sleep
you won't know that he's poison till you're in too deep and all the good you've worked for
will suddenly be dust
baby that's what happens when you let your judgement rust
Track Name: Missing The Muse
Doesn't it seem like everything's
already been done before
wasn't it just yesterday
i was looking and i
couldn't find the magic anymore

that old muse just gone and went out the door,
that old muse just gone
that old muse just gone and went out the door,
i didn't see the colors anymore*

call it a hobby or call it Survival
some people can some will
i've been encroaching mysterious forces
trying to subvert the drill.


did you go to the movies or maybe to a show
and when you come back will you let me know,
i'm in a situation
where i depend on you
send me the inspiration to do what i have to do

been kicking the streets and running the race,
i've been hitting you up on myspace
i've got to get somewhere
cause i can't stay here
maybe i'll play that open mic tonight ohgivemeabeer cause

Track Name: Baby Song
we weren't looking for a new way,
in inventing the wheel we did ok,
the fools come around and they promise
a lot of things that you don't need
baby don't get consumed with greed.

*chorus* wake up little baby rub your eyes and greet the world
you've got nothing better to do
cause mommy loves to hold you
cradle you deep in her soul*

so i wrote you a letter that i won't send
wanna tell you this now so i don't forget,
live your life on your own-terms are tricky
there is always someone with ideas for you
gotta let the real truth shine through

i say *chorus*

baby watch as you grow
and make that love inside of you grow,
we're never as far as it seems
from the things we see in our dreams..

wake up little baby
Track Name: Play Fair
play fair
drinks are on the house,
drinks are on the house and the poppy's in the porch. create yeah
but in the other room
got a guilt trip from my womb and the muscle man who lives there.
paper coming out the walls
in my handwriting is scrawled
girl you've got to get there,
i pressed my nose against the glass
saw the future and the past
and the politics of sweat there
*i've been looking at you,
you've been catching my eye
am i going to run you over,
will there be a nice surprise*

sweep that underneath the rug
got a milk carton of drugs
spread them all around now
we climb higher every day
the debris got in the way
till i got the memo said

"girl yeah i'm still watching you
i can't tell you what to do
but make sure you're out there
can't go forward looking back
when the spectrum's out of whack
it's time to get creative"

i woke up in shit this morning
i don't have a clue
how to make my life important
so i'll just make do.

bring back something i don't know
teach me what i'm living for
i'm looking for answers
found them chilling on the roof
fingerlicking living proof
of eternal love now
people overdosed on crying
think that life is on the line
think it's up to you now
we climb higher every day
the debris got in the way

till i got the memo said...
Track Name: Grist For The Mill
when you hurt me it's grist for the mill,
it's just grist for the mill when they're coming to kill,
you push me around but i'm standing still
with my unstoppable will processing my grist.

*chorus* i know that you will be
begging to be
back where you were in relation to me*
i send you a cd and what do you care
you're just a radio station
busy playing dead air.
and then there's that girl
who thinks she's cool but she's really insane,
she's trying to cut me out
but she's playing my game

Track Name: It's You That's Putting You Down
i know when you get so wrecked
feel like you get no respect
and all the love you had for me is gone.
how is it that you can fight
with someone you loved so much last night
with no care
for what you're doing to me,
can't you see.

*chorus it's you that's putting you down (4x)*

i know that you don't want to hear
but to me it's crystal clear,
i never want to make you feel like a fool,
someone did it long ago,
who it is i don't know
but you've got to get it worked out.

cause *chorus*

i'm not trying to be pessimistic
but i got to be realistic
and this isn't something i want in my life
don't want it in my life,
i'm telling you because it means so
much to have you close it hurts to
think of losing you
i don't want to lose you.

Track Name: I Love You More
when i see you i know i'm through,
i just stop trying to be cute,
ok well that's not true,
but there's a lot of true things i can't say.
and ever since i've known you
you never fail to show you
have a way of easing everyone around,
you're the nicest guy in town.

*chorus* everybody loves you but i love you more
and i'll love you forever
and i'll always endeavor
to love you more than before,
everybody loves you but i know what love's for
i'm gonna make it dramatic
a veritable fanatic
and hope you even the score*

i've got my heart set on this
i wanna be the one that you kiss
every morning of every day
everyone else can step away
i know it must be hard for them
to realize that you're taken
but since we started out as friends
i know that they'll go on.

Track Name: Dissent
what was i talking about
while you were tuning me out?
i get so lonely in the fall,
don't know if i'm here for good
or if i shouldn't or should
or if i'm here to drag you down

it's such a

*chorus 1* long way down 3x
when you get there turn around*

it's like a hundred degrees
when no one near you agrees
sometimes you gotta run away,
the bathwater's full of kids
for every didn't there's dids
and maybe one day we'll be free.

but i'm *chorus 2* about to drown,
i'm in the wrong damn town
i have a lot to say
but i can't live this way *

you don't have to live your whole life
wading through concentrate strife
it's unbelievable we do
it's like a hundred degrees
but when you fall to your knees
is someone looking down at you

and it's *chorus 3* enough to say,
you either play or pray
it's anomaly to be afraid to see
Track Name: Narcississm
i'm so tired of all of you,
i have sleep i have to do
i have nightmares of my own
all the party that there is
doesn't give me half a chance
to become adequately grown

and i'll *chorus* take it or leave it
i'll leave it all to chance
i'm tired of believing
that life is all a dance
i want to be someone who lives in a shell
with all the time passing i'm sinking i fell

and i'm going to bed now
to get out of my head now
i'm gonna toss my troubles aside
with my 4 speed emergency bike
i'll get it right i'll get it right*

i'm so punk and so are you
i have patches on my clothes
i have pretty scary things
i'll let you think of me
as what you'd want to be
we'll be friends definitely

and i'll *chorus*
Track Name: Biblical Bulletproof
do you have ulterior motives
are they trying to knock me down,
you pretend you're going to help me
but you want to make me drown.
creases in your bible
making god look homicidal
you're gonna preach now,
you're gonna preach now
quiet quiet everybody
the supreme king would like a word
but he's going to speak through that guy
just to make sure that he's heard
i found it in the bible
in between old cain and abel
i'm gonna sell you
biblical bulletproof

*chorus* praise the fallen angel in your mirror
raise hell with the poetry in your refrigerator
pray for the deliverance of the word in my pocket
let me tell you what we've been hiding from you, you're gonna love it. *

do you have ulterior motives
can you paint them on your face,
im so tired of trying to catch you
grab your heels you're running in place,
she says that survival
depends on one brilliant messiah,
do you wanna be it?
do you wanna see it?


are they still ulterior motives
if you don't even try to hide,
she's not amazing anybody
with the treason that she cried
she found it in the bible
in between ole cain and abel
she's gonna sell you biblical bulletproof

Track Name: Subway Ratt
no i don't want your sugar,
please don't put me in a fishbowl,
in a subterranean rathole
is where i call my home,
yeah i eat your garbage
but i really like your corn chips,
life is better in the tunnels
where i can't hear you on the phone..

*chorus can you tell me where to go
when you've made the world a rathole*

i still don't want your sugar
but i'll take it and i'll eat it
since you coat the city streets with it
there's not much else for me to do,
i'd love to see reality
dawn upon these human beings
it's clear to me you make no
sense the rich get fat
the poor don't get none
and my instincts tell me where to go..

and my instincts...

*chorus* cause no one's home,
no one's home, in a rathole.