LYRICS!

1. RADIO 2. CASSETTE 3. LOVE, BEFORE 4. DEVIL'S GARDEN 5. RAMBLIN' 6. GIVE UP released March 2015

In Chicago I went through 4 fake IDs
To get into the rock shows I was 19
I took home every single Reject CD
From my unpaid internship at Venus Zine

They’re never gonna never gonna dance to this
They’ll be looking at their phones
Never gonna never gonna call it a hit
You won’t hear it on the radio
You won’t hear it on the radio

The party scene is not so fun
When everyone you know is a setting sun
Against the odds I’ll go back to my roots yet
Make my way in Massachusetts
Playing every night in a different club
Teach in the day but it’s not what I love
See them young kids playing that guitar
I don’t know why they try so hard

They’re never gonna never gonna dance to this
They’ll be looking at their phones
Never gonna never gonna call it a hit
You won’t hear it on the radio
You won’t hear it on the radio

What’s it gonna
What’s it gonna be kid
Is it Nashville New York or Los Angeles
There comes a point when you fake it till you break it
Well I’m ready, are you ready?
I’m turning up the radio

They’re never gonna never gonna dance to this
They’ll be looking at their phones
Never gonna never gonna call it a hit
You won’t hear it on the radio
You won’t hear it on the radio
— RADIO
I went down to Devil’s Garden
and the view was worth my soul
We came back built up a fire
Life is more simple than the day before

And I wish it could always be like this
Yes I wish it could be like this
Together we just exist

As we wait the moon is arising
Painting moon colored rocks
I was always headed for that target
sometimes it’s so easy to get lost

and I wish it could always be like this
Yes I wish it could be like this
Together we just exist
Together we just exist
we exist
— DEVIL'S GARDEN

1. BE YOUR GIRL 2. BULLETPROOF 3. EL CAMINO 4. AH OOH OOH 5. INTERNET 6. SKY IS FALLING 7. TWO DAYS SOBER GINGER ALE 8. PRETTY LITTLE MIND 9. GETAWAY CAR 10. DEIRDRE LEE 11. HAND GRENADE 12. ZEDA released May 2014

They’ll try to change who you are
But don’t let them
I been a slave before
To expectation

I don’t wanna be I don’t wanna be alone
Tonight
I have been I have been
So alone
All my life

Just wanna be your girl
Tonight
Just wanna be your girl
Tonight

They’ll try to change
They try to change
your mind don’t you let them
ive been a slave ive been a slave
all my life
to expectation

I’ll be your girl tonight
I’ll be your girl tonight
Just want to get it right
Come on lets come alive

Just wanna be your girl tonight
Just want to be your girl tonight
Just want to get it right
Come on lets come alive
— BE YOUR GIRL
Feel a little cold on my fingers
Same feelng as when I played on the streets
Falls coming through still summer lingers
Falls gonna bring you right back around to me yeah

Driving through small town Wyoming
Big spaces with funny names
White line fever got to keep moving
Taking my time and burning gasoline

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On a Sunday afternoon
I’ll be waking up with you
All this bullshit that we been through
We were just learning to be bulletproof x3

Please don’t ask my motivation
I’ll crumble at the tone of your voice
Even the best get blindsided
Find your feet and make a choice

On a Sunday afternoon
I’ll be waking up with you
All this bullshit that we been through
Were just learning to be bulletproof
Were just learning to be bulletproof
We were just Lea-rn-ing
We were just lea-rn-ing

On a Sunday afternoon
Waking up without you
All this bullshit that we been through
Were just learning to be bulletproof
We were just learning to be bulletproof
I was just learning how bout you?
— BULLETPROOF
I put it on the internet, Internet
If you like you can share it share it
And the past you cannot bury it bury it
Cause I put it on the internet internet

The moon is so beautiful
Sharing this night with you
Just you and I
A big night sky
Oh but I’m reaching in my pocket
No I cannot help it
You know it was so instant

Chorus

And all of the best bands
Have lots to say to their fans
Everyone’s a writer
Professional photographer
Opinion editor
Kitten collector
I like their old stuff better
Who even asked you
Lets all get together

Chorus
Key change-last chorus

Cause I put it on the internet internet
You could buy it buy it
Easier to steal it steal it
Big brother even he can see it see it
Surprised surprised suprised you never tried It
Cause I put it Put it
I put it on the internet internet
— INTERNET
There’s a strange strange stranger sleeping in my bed
Now sleep for me is out of the question
Wondering just what the hell happened
Who’s that girl in the mirrors reflection

Don’t you worry your pretty little mind
About the way that I’ve been occupying my time
I could paint whatever kind of picture you like
I’m counting seconds hours minutes days months till you’re by my side

Slow turnout but the drinks are free
Fighting burnout so keep the booze coming
Loading up the car should I really be driving
Blue lights flash need license and registration

Chorus

Chorus

There’s a strange strange stranger sleeping in my bed
Now sleep for me is out of the question
— PRETTY LITTLE MIND
I’m sorry I’ve forgotten my way home
Don’t worry cause I Learned what I should have known

Stop telling me this x2
Stop telling me
I just wanna see you now
Stop telling me this x3

(Chorus)
Love is a hand grenade
don’t you get caught holding it
Death is a slow parade
You will be the star of it

When I saw you I didn’t have much to say
its been so long since I heard
your voice over the machines breathing
the machines

Stop telling me this x2
Stop telling me
I just wanna feel you now
Stop telling me this x3

Chorus

Are you sleeping
Are you breathing
Are you running
Are you using your legs
Repeat

Chorus
You will be the star of it x3
— HAND GRENADE
Oh Deirdre lee
Wont you come back to me
My canines are dripping red
I’m sleepless in this bed I’ve made
I never knew such regret oh Deirdre lee
Wont you come back to me

Turn back the clock now
Way before midnight
Fill up that bottle
And seal up the cap tight
Back when you were all mine
And I was all yours
This heartache is worse than you deserve

Chorus
(won’t you come running on back to me)

Dakota blue skies
Guilty as charged no albi
Wide open plains are boxing me in
Need the rush of your voice and the touch of your skin
Chorus
— DEIRDRE LEE
1. LOVED YOU MADLY 2. FEBRUARY SUN 3. EMBER AUTUMN 4. BACKBONE 5. BAG OF BONES 6. WARNING SIGN 7. SHADOW 8. MACHINE BIRD 9. FAIRWEATHER 10. KITE RUNNER 11. GOOD MORNING

1. LOVED YOU MADLY 2. FEBRUARY SUN 3. EMBER AUTUMN 4. BACKBONE 5. BAG OF BONES 6. WARNING SIGN 7. SHADOW 8. MACHINE BIRD 9. FAIRWEATHER 10. KITE RUNNER 11. GOOD MORNING

f I drank a beer it would calm, my aural fixation
If I smoked a bowl, it would quiet the train wreck inside my brain
If I was in your arms I would be a beautiful girl
If i was in your arms I would be beautiful
February sun how did you get so cruel
I was always miserable sitting up in school
restaurant pay only just gets my through
now I’m growing older and i don’t know what to do

I could be beautiful
February sun how did you get so cruel
I was always wasted sitting up in school
Music’s never quite enough when rent comes to
now I’m growing older and i don’t know
I don’t know what to do

If I try to make it better will you give a little

If I try to be still could we have a look around
February sun
I have lost a lot of things and now I have lost you
I have lost a lot of things I don’t know I don’t know what to do
Now that I’m lost
February Sun, sun, sun
— FEBRUARY SUN
I’ve been lying right to your face
It’s a habit of mine I can’t seem to shake
and in my head sometimes I’d be better of dead
Under my skin I’d die just to let you in
Why do you love me so
I can’t feel my backbone
I should be alone

A half’s a half it will never be quite whole
the most important part of the story you were never told
I always do the right thing, until I get it wrong
I always do the right thing, I never meant you no harm

Why do you love me so
I can’t feel my backbone
I shoulda just gone home

Why do you love me so
why do you love me so
I can’t feel my backbone
— BACKBONE
I’ve been wrong every time time time
and you’re one big neon warning sign
you’re just what I want you’re just what I need
just don’t call me baby don’t try to change me
don’t try to make me stay

Cause I sure am gonna let you down
I sure am gonna let you down
I sure ain’t gonna stick around
I sure am gonna let you down yeah!

I’ve been wrong every time time time
and you’re one big neon warning sign
— WARNING SIGN
Watching a muted television
The fishtank just runs and runs
In an empty house with too many lights on
You tell yourself you like being alone

I knew that I loved you when we first met
and our first kiss well that only made sense
when you get sad I will get to dreaming
when you get sad I will get to leaving

You and I were never meant to be
you cannot fight against gravity
the world keeps spinning
I am standing still

The new one never asks about you
You gotta put the past behind you
But I still got your jewelry in my underwear drawer
and a couple a notes in the box full of all the things that I adore

You and I were never meant to be
you cannot fight against gravity
the world keeps spinning
I am standing still
in your shadow
I’m standing still in your shadow
I’m standing still in your shadow
I’m standing still
— SHADOW
I borrowed your eyeliner before our first show
I was so nervous I thought that I might blow
But the band played it’s gig
to the amazement of all our friends
and we didn’t know any better so we did it all together

and I know that you never want to see me again
try to remember we were once the best of friends

fairweather friends how oh how can I tell the difference

You can’t please everybody all of the time
but when you said we traded lovers I just about lost my mind
and you can’t expect a human to always toe that line
but it took some getting used to and I took my sweet time
I hope that your love is divine when you think about me try try try to be kind

fairweather friends how oh how can I tell the difference
everyone I hold so dear would you give a shit would you give a shit in five years

now I am selling coffee and you are bagging groceries
we know about the soundboards the faders the sends the feeds
we are not so different your chicago and my boston
you say i’m ego tripping I say I’m just believing

I hope that your dreams come true
one day if you see me i hope you’ll say it’s great to see you

fairweather friends
— FAIRWEATHER

 

 

My guitar smells like the collective cigarette
They exhaled in Idaho I drove it down to salt lake
and I wonder what I’m doing here all alone on stage
Oh I wonder how I’m acting am I looking my age

Chorus:

I don’t know anymore
How can you tell
rock bottom from the floor
No I don’t know not yet
Just keep spinning like your favorite cassette

How I miss Sally O Briens where everyone knew my name
and the regulars on bar stools staring at the tv screens
and my friends were in the hi top chairs drinking those big beers
I’ve been gone so long wonder if they even care

Chorus

It’s a Wednesday night in a tourist mountain town
I’m about to play for tips bout to throw it all down
I hope there’s anyone inside
anyone who wants to listen
cause i’m developing
some kind of thin skinned condition

CHORUS

Don’t you get upset
Don’t you be so impatient
You’re gonna make it
Just not yet
Just keep spinning like your favorite first cassette
— CASSETTE
Coming of age in the United States
Perpetual war making machine
Really puts you in your place
You could stay in bed for days
Never ever want to give your heart away
But you gave it up to me
And I’m thanking you
The least that I could do

I been I been I been in love before
But this time I’m giving it up to you

I been I been I been in love before
But this time I’m giving it up to you
— LOVE, BEFORE
Will I know home when I see it
Like falling in love where you just feel it
Feel it

I’ve had one night stands
I’ve had one time friends
I got no return address
Only where I’m headed next
I’m the ramblin kind
I’m the rambllin kind
No place on my mind
I’m the ramblin kind

And I held lots of jobs
I made lots of spaces that I did not want to be in
I made lots of plans
I got real good at breaking them

I’ve had one night stands
I’ve had one time friends
I got no return address
Only where I’m headed next
I’m the ramblin kind
I’m the rambllin kind
No place on my mind
I’m the ramblin kind
— RAMBLIN'
There’s a monkey on your back
Bring you to the floor
Voice inside your head
Always wanting more
Hue behind your eyes
Coloring your vision
Constant compromise
you miss what’s happening miss what’s happening

I want to be a songwriter
I want to be a songwriter

Treat your friends like they want to be treated
Even when you feel so defeated
Standing on the sidelines
Applaud their successes
Hold your head up high
Don’t you ever get jealous ever get jealous
No!

I want to be a songwriter

I’m not ready to be what I didn’t want to be
I’m not ready to give up on myself

I want to be a songwriter
I want to be a songwriter
I want to be a songwriter

Not ready to be what I didn’t want to be
I’m not ready to give up on myself
— GIVE UP
I was thinking of a sad song
I was thinking of an empty room
But I was feeling a glad song
I was feeling I’ll see you soon

Ah Ooh Ooh Huh huh!
Ah Ooh Ooh Okay
Ah ooh ooh Huh huh!
Ah Ooh ooh

I was thinking bout all the things I wanted
And I was thinking that I cannot afford it
And I was thinking about all the things I needed
And I was thinking its only a matter of time

chorus

Why try they may say
Well why not try
They don’t know why

I was think bout all the things that I loved
And I was thinking that one of them was you oh ooh
And I was thinking bout all the things that I done
And I was thinking bout all that I’m about to do

chorus
— AH OOH OOH
You can tell me no no no no no (repeat)
But I got a drive
Like an el camino
You can call me slow slow slow slow slow (repeat)
But I am a Mac truck creeping on uphill

Music’s gonna save my soul
And I still love rock n roll
Music’s gonna save my soul
(repeat)

We know who we are (repeat)
And we won’t forget it
No we won’t forget it

We know what we want (repeat)
We’re gonna go and get it
We’re gonna go and get i-i-it

Music’s gonna save my soul
And I still love rock n roll
Music’s gonna save my soul
(repeat)

You can tell me no no no
You can tell me no no no
But I got a drive like an el camino
— EL CAMINO

Ooh it seems the sky is falling down
Ooh it never seems to touch ground
Screaming without making a sound
It’s so effortless so effortless to drown

I thought found the cure for what ails me at the store
It spent all my money and left me wanting for more
Names and faces I’m surrounded
Everybody’s waiting for there time to talk I really need somebody
To listen listen

Chorus

Names and faces I’m surrounded
Everybody’s waiting for there time to talk I really need somebody
To listen listen

Disappear here
Disappear here yeah
Disappear here
Disappear
— SKY IS FALLING
Two days sober ginger ale
You walk me to the corner store
I didn’t need your help before
What’s the point in building walls
I’m pretty sure you’d smash them all
With one single phone call

I didn’t need your help
I got this by myself
What’s the point in building walls I think you’d smash them all

I wish that I could walk around inside your shoes
To see which side of the sidewalk you’re gonna choose
You say that you become obsessed with
Everyone that you have sex with
So I will not take the compliment

chorus

Sitting here upon the bed of all our morning love making
I went to work with a smile again
And you were late
You had to call a cab
And I didn’t care
I didn’t care at all

Two days sober ginger ale (repeat)
I think you’d smash them all
— TWO DAYS SOBER GINGER ALE
I have now turned my back upon myself
Going about things as somebody else
It’s easy to believe when the world beneath my feet shifts daily

Never dreamed of a life of organized crime
Just couldn’t take that day in day out grind
Its not the life for me just one clean robbery
It could finance all my dreams
Put the money in the bag got the gun in my hand

Would you wait for it
With the engine running
Would you wait for it
Would you drive my getaway car X3
Ooh woah ooh ooh

Please don’t think of the law
And please don’t think about prison
Don’t think about your friends
How you’re never gonna see them
Picture mexico with your toes down in the sand
Got a fruity little drink and I’m right there righr there holding your hand

Chorus

Drive with me into the night
Drive this city out of site
Drive until that orange empty light
On the side of the road I’ll pull you close
Say it’s you I love the most—-final chorus
— GETAWAY CAR
Me and my horse named Zeda
Ride wherever the wind takes us
She ain’t the biggest or the fastest one around
Moves like a champion, she’s never let me down

Me and my horse named zeda
Riding across the mesa
You cant go home now
You’ll hang your head in disgrace
You can’t go home now girl
You’ve only had a taste

Zeda, the mountains, the cowboys and me
Zeda, the mountains, the cowboys and me
And I never really felt so free-eee-ee
Woo!

Wyoming they love their guns their trucks and mostly jesus
Good god fearing folks saving themselves for marriage
You never met my family I suggest you watch your tone
Cursing so hateful it’s hard for me to just let it go

Chorus
Never really felt so free
Living it up in a place I really shouldn’t be

So I’ll take that long ride home
Hang out where it’s easy to agree
The politics don’t shift we can only shift the blame
And back up on the mountain all us Yankees are insane

Chorus

Me and zeda
Me and zeda
— ZEDA
I ran into you a tuesday night dance party
I said hey you said hey and then you promptly walked away from me
You proceeded to get drunk and then hit on everyone that I’d been talking to
This front that you put up is a transparency
I am looking through
still my mind wanders
a sight way too familiar
Why can’t I feel nothing when I’m looking at you
Days Pages Book Bindings
coming unglued
I loved you madly
whats a girl to do
Miss name recognition
The queen of self promotion
needs a smile and thirty seconds
to make herself a new best friend
key to the city is glimmering at arms reach so
what does she really need
still my mind wanders
a sight way too familiar
Why can’t I feel nothing when I’m looking at you
Days Pages Book Bindings
coming unglued
I loved you madly
whats a girl to do
— LOVED YOU MADLY
There’s so much to do
and how time flies
everyone’s pushing you
to want things you can buy
although money’s tight
we know how to live and i know god is great
for giving days like this
I met you in the autumn the leaves were changing
I was calling to say I wasted all of your time and I don’t mind
if you want to let me go
Head down in the sand so I don’t open up my mouth
ship inside a bottle’s got no logical way out
fight or flight can keep you safe and warm but not tonight
when I stand my ground
Can we turn this ship around
I met you in the autumn the leaves were changing
I was calling to say I wasted all of your time and I don’t mind
If you want to let me go
If you to I won’t stop you
If you want to let me go
— EMBER AUTUMN
I am a bag of bones
Down alley ways I roam
singing my bottle redemption song
picking up trash with the alley cats

and on your dumpster dive
you’ll learn how to survive
in leaner meaner times
picking up trash with the alley cats alley cats

I am seeking my salvation
behind every empty miller high life can
and maybe i outta upgrade to a more expensive brand
and maybe i just need a fresh green dime bag man can you hook me up?
I’m sick of so low I wanna get high

I am a bag of bones
I deserve I deserve I deserve to be alone
down alley ways I roam
picking up trash with the alley cats alley cats

so who feels like a sinking ship
and who is so sick of it?

I am a bag of bones
down alley ways I roam
singing my bottle redemption song
just picking up trash with the alley cats alley cats
picking up trash with the alley cats imagine that
picking up trash with the alley cats alley cats
— BAG OF BONES
I will become a machine bird
and whenever you like I will sing my song
I will sing my song for you

I will grow into a grandfather clock
and whenever you like I will keep the time
I will keep the time for you

Don’t you worry darling
Don’t you worry dear
Don’t you worry darling
I will be right here
for you

I will become a machine bird
and whenever you like I will sing my song for you
— MACHINE BIRD
You drove across the country
cities and towns
wound up broke and hungry
tired and ready to lay down
oh you know you are my friend
across this ocean of a continent
you only got yourself fifteen minutes
give it everything you got

Oh I don’t know how to fly
though I’d sometimes like to try
it’s just gravity takes hold of me
oh kite runner won’t you please take me out

Oh I felt those trade winds blowing
I felt the stirring in my soul
it’s been so song since I
hit the ground running don’t know
what’s chasing me anymore
I guess Life’s a wild highway
with an open bar
you’ll be laughing screaming cussing out authority
while we’re crashing that car

Oh I don’t know how to fly
though I’d sometimes like to try
it’s just gravity takes hold of me
oh kite runner won’t you please take me out
— KITE RUNNER
Thinking about success
How could I deny my maker
Put your nose back to the grindstone
coffee in the grinder

good morning good morning
I didn’t know it’d be so nice

Thinking about what’s next
It’s the hit and the moving target
wherever I went there I was
coffee in the grinder

good morning good morning
I didn’t know it’d be so nice to see you
with your nose back to the grindstone
good morning good morning
I didn’t know it’d be so nice
— GOOD MORNING