Video of the Day: Steam Powered Giraffe’s ‘I Don’t Have a Name For It’

The new album by the steampunk band Steam Powered Giraffe is out. It’s called Quintessential. It’s full of the same kind of high energy, thoughtful, playful music that has been SPG’s signature sound since their inception in 2008. Here is one of the bouncier cuts from Quintessential, called I Don’t Have a Name For It. Pause the Krypton Radio stream while you play this.

There are so many reasons why Steam Powered Giraffe keeps coming up on the top of the pick list for geek culture music, and steampunk in particular, but one of the biggest is spirit. As alien or otherworldly as they might appear on the outside, on the inside they’re us. We think we may have figured out why.

In 1873, a man named Arthur O’Shaunessy  wrote a poem simply called Ode, a piece of which ended up in a line by Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: 

We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
—World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.

Steam Powered Giraffe not only gives us their voices.  They give us ours.

Website: http://www.SteamPoweredGiraffe.com

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Credits

Video shot by Chelsea Penyak and David Michael Bennett on a Black Magic URSA Mini
Edited by David Michael Bennett
Starring-
The Spine: David Michael Bennett
Hatchworth: Samuel Luke
Rabbit: Isabella Bunny Bennett
Walter Worker Camille: Camille Penyak
Walter Worker Chelsea: Chelsea Penyak

I Don’t Have a Name For It by Steam Powered Giraffe
Written and performed by David Michael Bennett
Additional vocals by Isabella “Bunny” Bennett and Samuel Luke
Copyright 2016 Steam Powered Giraffe LLC.

Lyrics

Well it’s the way she smiles and the way I swoon
when she winks at me from across the room
It’s the way she laughs and they way she cries
It’s the way her hand fits perfectly in mine

Well I don’t have name for it,
been trying to find a name for it,
I don’t think there’s a name for it,
but it’s kinda like being in love

Well it’s the way she makes me feel inside
like I’m not like the rest or any other guy
It’s the way we talk and the way we sing
about the universe and every little thing

Well I don’t have name for it,
been trying to find a name for it,
I don’t think there’s a name for it,
but it’s kinda like being in love

All – I’m – say-ing is what my
Heart – is – play-ing on its
Strings – so – loud -ly its
feelings – de-clared- proudly

This – feeling – is – staying because my
Heart – is – blaze-ing it’s on
Fire – and – won’t – go out
It won’t go out

Well it’s the way she can twirl on the face of a dime
and the way she’s always there like my partner in crime
It’s the curl of her hair and the gleam of her eyes
and the heart in her chest that beats in rhythm with mine

Well I don’t have name for it,
been trying to find a name for it,
I don’t think there’s a name for it,
but it’s kind of like being
In love

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