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New mini-album + full lyrics

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Five new songs for the fall/winter. Recorded with one decent mic, a computer, and a bunch of secondhand instruments. And some broken Sony headphones.

I hope you like it. You can listen here, and the full lyrics are below.

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"Rock 'n' Roll"

I gave it out to all who asked

I took my time in a mask

I did what they said I should do

And I fell down

I did what they said I should do

All around

A broken mic on the floor

I got no voice anymore

So please let me be

Out the door, not painted black

Don’t wanna be here no more

This sunken fucked up shack in the back

Of the place where I was born

Never gonna weather the storm

Weather the storm

It feels like this shit is all on me

When all that I want is just to be free

I been trying for a long time

Still can’t find a place to be

All clichés and lies and land mines

And they got the nerve to ask you to believe

Wasting my time on rock ’n’ roll

When it’s clear that that shit don’t pay no more

But I’m in too deep

I been playing for a long time

Never seem to find a show

When I turn to face the amp line

Nothing’s plugged in, it’s outta tune and dull

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"Sidewalks"

Shout out to Shibuya

I know you think I’m past my prime

I never made it through ya

And you done turned off your lights

(Now who’s the fuddy-duddy?)

Goodbye to Chicago

I was way to afraid to feel the pulse 

Wracked with guilt and

The lakeshore was just a ghost

(I couldn’t make no money)

I wanted to be there

Walkin’ the sidewalks

Hello to Hades

I know I can’t get home

Without giving at least one more

Nod to Rome

(Before we burn that bitch down)

I, I wanted to be there

Walkin’ the sidewalks

Roman roads

And I, I wanted to be there

Walkin’ with all my friends

On the road

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“I Just Wanna Get High”

I can’t get high

On the same shit they do

For me it takes you

For me it takes you

Wasting our time

While the sky is burnin’ blue

Everywhere to go

Everything to do

And I’m your biggest fan

I’d even lose the fight

I hope you understand 

I just wanna get high

Everywhere I go

I’m never quite received

Maybe it’s just me

Maybe I don’t believe 


Am I your biggest fan

I’d even lose my pride

I hope you understand 

I just wanna get high


And I’m your biggest fan

I’d even lose my ?

I hope you understand 

I just wanna get high


And I’m your biggest fan

I don’t care to try

I hope you understand 

I just wanna get high

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“Blood Canyon Blues”


Lots of time has passed 

Since the time I saw you last

And I don’t know what to say


Everything I do 

Just seems to push me back

And I don’t care anyway


(That’s a lie, I feel like I could die, when your eyes, make contact with mine)


Now’s a second curse 

And I just wish I could be

Left alone to bleed


Down in a canyon

No one’s thinkin’ ‘bout me

And I’m gonna die here 

If I don’t leave


Everybody says that you gotta take your time

But I don’t want my time to take me

Everybody says that you gotta take your time

But I don’t want “time” I just wanna be free


Everybody says that you gotta take your time

But I don’t want my time to take me

Everybody says that you gotta take your time

But I don’t want “time” I just wanna be free


All the time don’t mean a thing

If there’s no fight, no living 


Everybody says that you gotta take your time

But I don’t want my time to take me

Everybody says that you gotta take your time

But I don’t want “time” I just wanna be free

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“Smoke-Smuggered Stars (Love You Forever)”


All the things I thought I’d be

Slowly fade away from me

The silent ticking of dark time

Alleyways with checks unsigned


But I found somethin’ walking on the beach

Little piece of something that nobody can see

Tiny white shell it’s a sign of the times

Held it to my ear and it blew my mind

It said: "           "


I’m gonna love you forever

I’m gonna love you forever


I had so much to do

I had so many plans

I ain’t got no regrets, but damn…


I could’ve had so much fun

Without the parasites

Glad it’s collapsin’ now

Goodnight!


But I found somethin’ walkin’ on the beach


And so now 

Here we are

Feeling like smoke-smuggered stars


But just look at the life we made

We got no reason to be ashamed




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