400 Songs In 2015

by Kevin Seconds



released 12 January 2015



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Track Name: Automatic Firepower (January 1, 2015)
long before the year was over
they were popping off those rounds
automatic firepower
over all the other sounds

while her and i were hunkered down
with all our fuzzy kids
and waiting for the silence
so our new year could begin

Oak Park was rockin’ steady
as we sat just north of it
felt secure inside our fortress
i felt jealous, i admit

(harmonica solo)
Track Name: North Oak Park Moments (January 2, 2015)
don’t you wanna see our neighbors naked
by the early morning light?
it’s quite a show
look at their kitchen window
man, they gotta know
the trouble that they’re starting

here they come again
like lusty, long lost friends
the fun just never ends
North Oak Park moments

I know you need your sleep but you should see this
they got tattoos everywhere
and i know that this is wrong
but they’re the ones who keep this party going
they’re the ones who started it

Track Name: One Thousand Miles Away (January 3, 2015)
don’t listen to what i’ve been sayin’
you’re better than me, i’m not playin’
no matter how hard i’ve been tryin’
it’s futile and there’s no denyin’
i’m here if you want a companion
i’ll shut up and never ask questions
tell me when i’ve caused you confusion
give warning when i’m an intrusion

i’ll these things sound good when i am
one thousand miles away
i think of nothing else when i am
one thousand miles away
Track Name: Wanting To Stop (January 4, 2015)
this is no good
for us
running in circles
wanting to stop
and to think
we did good
for so many years
through so many tears
and the part
we ignored
now has us scratching
our heads in confusion
you are my blood
in my heart
it’s gone on forever
let’s make things better

you’re always my brother…
Track Name: Manifesto (January 5, 2015)
i’m driven by the heights
i’ve failed to scale, at least today
limited by superficial blocks
that just stand in my way
and i swear to God
as sure as I am singing this old song
i will never call it quits
i’ll never ever play along

this is my promise
to myself, nobody else
my manifesto
is this another silly protest song?

(1st verse and chorus again)
Track Name: Thought Of A Joke (January 6, 2015)
Thought Of A Joke

scurry up to the table
there’s a question the group has for you
take a deep breath, make it simple
and make sure that you think this all through

this morning i woke up and thought of a joke
that i’ll tell you when you’ve got the time
you might think that it’s fun or just awkwardly dumb
last i checked, telling jokes ain’t a crime

i resent your accusation
in my opinion, you have got it all wrong
i benefit from years of wisdom
i’ve been breathing this air for so long

Track Name: So Hard Being Sorry (January 6, 2015)
first or best, there is a difference
walking the streets of Sacramento
looking for ghosts in every window
and slackin’ hippys on patios

what’s the point of it anyway?
that got fucked up quick, ok
this is the ballad of brave John Lisa
and if you were the one i never knew
you’d be the one who’s lonely too

it’s so hard, so hard being sorry
so hard, so hard being sorry

hipsters make me sick, sick sicky
they can suck my dick, dick, dicky
the dust along my window pane
brings memories of you again

if you hate the Ramones you will lose some friends
i fish alone between the stones
and no one knows where my line’s been thrown
but ocean water helps to soothe my bones
i tried to reach you on the telephone

Track Name: Relentless (January 7, 2015)

kick it away
you’re gonna regret it
a slap in the face
you better forget it

relentless, you’re not gonna die
aim higher, make your critics cry

face it alone
you’re starting to worry
it’s starting to fade
you better hurry

(chorus twice)
Track Name: Empathetic Kiss (January 8, 2015)
you’re making it simple again
you’re down for the cause
nobody’s doubting that
and you say that you’re done once again
it’s gone on too long
and now you wanna quit

never before
have you had peace in your life
it’s weird now
that you can finally breathe
never before
has anything quite worked out
lined up so perfectly

you’ve been all alone for too long
your defenses are up
and you’re fighting everyone
but you know that you can’t stay like this
let me help put out the fire
with an empathetic kiss

Track Name: Shine & Sparkle (January 9, 2015)
i say, heeeeeyyyyyy…..Ramona
you’re the one who helped me see the benefits
of walking in the rain

and i say, heeeeeyyyyyy…..Ramona
you always seem to shine and sparkle
even when the world seems ever gray

and everyone i knew would try and tell me
you weren’t good enough for me
and punk rock was the only thing in your heart
it would never set you free

but they were wrong, Ramona
so, this song, Ramona

i say, heeeeeyyyyyy…..Ramona
you’re the one friend brave enough to say to me
that i could make it through the pain

and i say, heeeeeyyyyyy…..Ramona
i’d like to sit besides you
figure out what ticks inside your lovely brain

Track Name: Get Back To Okay (January 10, 2015)
don’t tell me what to say
just tell me what to do
lead me by example
i’ll stand next to you
a matter of the heart
i’m taking things apart
i put ‘em back together
with a little glue

while giving all my best to you
ask nothing in return
so many years have past us by
when will i ever learn? (2x)

i’m gonna for a ride
i’m driving far away
get my head together
get back to okay
you know i still adore you
you know i always will
but i think i’ve hit my limit
think i’ve had my fill

Track Name: You Better Run (January 11, 2015)
last I heard
you were blowing up
groomed and at the starting gate again
no one was surprised
no body shocked or stunned
you’re finally on your feet
you better run

now you can eat it even if you hate it
smile at people you don’t even know

so here it is
you’re on your way
you’ll never lose
you’re finally here to stay
cuz you’ve defeated failure
you can enjoy the ride
you can’t be blamed
for everything you’ve tried

(chorus 2x)
Track Name: Anger On The Radio (January 12, 2015) (with Allyson Seconds)
pack up your things
it’s time to take a ride
don’t bother calling anyone
we’re good to go
we have everything we need
i gotta get back on the run

let’s take our time
and listen to the music
or find some anger on the radio (2x)

so, here we go
we make up every play
a team without a coach, without a captain
no place to be
but a universe to see
let’s take off now and make it happen

Track Name: Aim Higher - The War (January 13, 2015)
you wanted a friend
you wanted to love
you burned every bridge
when push came to shove
you’ve done it before
and you’ll do it again
abuse everyone
and hope they understand

and every day
you die a little more
it’s peacetime
but you’re still fighting the war

(first verse again)
Track Name: Aim Higher - Sick Of Your Face (January 13, 2015)
shut up and sleep
just leave it alone
give it a rest
and get off the phone

sick of your voice
and i’m done for today
sick of your presence
and sick of your face

it’s not that i
don’t think you’re a friend
awake, in the zone
and i need it to end

Track Name: Aim Higher - Barely Human (January 13, 2015)
i’d rather be doing
what i like to do
then doing the things
that are best just for you
like killing and hurting
and being afraid
your fear is what drives you
it’s how you were made

you’re barely human
you have no heart
no rhyme or reason
right from the start

(first verse again)
Track Name: Your Face Is A Wonderful Code (January 14, 2015)
it’s way too early in Jersey
but it’s still a little late out west
while sheep pile into their trains
i had a dream that i couldn’t sleep

(they say that) death becomes you
unlike me and my ink-scarred skin
i’m scared of the ghosts at 3am
and kicking it in Skeeno

your face is a wonderful code
your uniform is a shroud of shame
and people are so hard to please
in the corners of my broken mind

we are the ones we’ve been waiting for
still learning the ways of the world
and society’s teats needs some new implants
everyone’s at fault, no one’s to blame

stop trying, start lying
imbibe the sin and hate the sinner
“what’s the deuce” explained the man
why can’t you be like my old man?


i’m made of math and sparks and gas
the world’s pain bearing on my mind
i stood up, chose my knife, i’m tough
the right one from the wrong side of town

the weeds squeeze through the patio cracks
why are you doing this while i’m at work?
i was a good man now i’m crud
hazmat crews clean up my mess!

Track Name: Hello There, Morning Voice (January 15, 2015)
a reason to wake up today
i didn’t sleep good, i’m afraid
i’ll roll with whatever you give me
in the bed that we have made
a promise to finish it up
and make whatever i can make
i’ll sing just as long as you don’t take
my microphone away

hello there, morning voice
i’m happy that you made it
hello there, morning voice

confusion on what we should do
but no one’s here to answer to
it wasn’t too clear when we started
this thing we love so true
the man for the job isn’t here
i’ll be second string if you need me
and sing like a bird when you feed me
and then i’ll fly away

Track Name: Gib Knowledge - Gib Knowledge (January 16, 2015)
(sung in Gibberish):

MC HalfaClue Tang:

so, sho
jickaputawjaa aabinshpann
ditsu MUTHAFUCKIN bhedtraaph
wodjabawjd deechebahdecheebin
satcheepew tchachiepojuddypen
aahsochbaa andpopojeg
aahkitchypitchy jhapbeh aahchupiejeh
ehbethyjetchybetch-woo straightvoot
iyoobasabba hooshen dhubawtendahtoo
eveenaledhizen fraunzeedabahnchad
cheppakeedjeh buhdattoomuhmhaaa
buhbotajhopad bejetepphu pozaapparuh
yoopota youpopapahdeedhey

Mo Trav:

jojoochow bhuttadoobeedoh CREW!
geejoobedoh cheechaboo taocheez
uhbuuto unoobuhtoe now
ghuboobydeh fboobedehchu DEAD MEAT!
beepachuken bedhepawpentwee
jhodrawppiedomo djedjemopow
geeteppicotopah MUTHAFUCKA NEED TO
youeentaveeni bawbeedybangchu
chichibarbetcha deboletchubew
A BAD MUTHFUCKA eetahbhomatoe


eepahdidguhdoo sooshupetcheah
shipchewbekay unhwoontakoo
muntafughit tobeechudopheh
prrechobrayket tobreak GO ‘HEAD!
shehfohey togokeetta ehay
FUCK THAT doebrenz
fhatseedehbotchokken betchakendo
whoodoobejeekle oohahhoshubin
shippahchunzwin zwhooopeedegun we
henkomaddaguun demuggphugekeglebut
tamepay! joowakeyjobey!
chenkobojenk ohbuutchedahnoo
jakodobannah newbackajawoo
hoopatakgen takeemay takeahdeepyday
yeahtocoy nyuhdahmgoochispeg DAMN!
CHOH toobhkchodown
itchcwatutold buutcheechow


Track Name: Right On, Bryan Swirsky (January 17, 2015)
right on, Bryan Swirsky
you played and you weren’t wrong
well done, Bryan Swirsky
for you i write this song

you figured out the records i once owned
i taped them to the wall of my mom’s home
i’d listen to them when i was alone
the Dead Boys and Sex Pistols and Ramones


i almost wrote a song in the key of E
i almost wrote a song for Jimmy G
but I was blown away by your expertise
it seems you own more punk records than me

Track Name: Sayonara Drive (January 18, 2015) (with Allyson Seconds)
Sayonara Drive

it got to be a standard thing
a routine that we‘d come to know
so young i barely had a face
i tried so hard to find my place

Sayonara, Sayonara, Sayonara Drive!

we tumbled down those Honda Hills
and beat up on the daffodils
and ran alongside Cripple Creek
forgot to sleep, forgot to eat

we’d stay out past the witching hour
nobody’s parents cared that much
there were no rules in the games we played
and no reason to be afraid

Sayonara, Sayonara, Sayonara Drive!

Track Name: I'm More Than Ready (January 19, 2015)
bring your money
bring yourself
bring what you need but
don’t you bring nobody else
there’s something brewing
they won’t believe
they’ve never seen the shit
that we have up our sleeve

i’ve said it once before
i’m sure i’ll say it once again
i’m more than ready

open the window
let in the air
throw up your hands and wave ‘em
like you just don’t care
we’re planning something
a big surprise
our thunder, lightning’s gonna
open up the skies

Track Name: I Can Draw But I Can't Draw (January 19, 2015)
I did what I could
i tried to get you to love me
i pulled out my heart
and threw it out at the world
i guess it makes sense
that to you i’m just ugly
think i’ll just
make pretty pictures instead

it’s all i wanna do
my part-time job

i can draw but i can’t draw

don’t worry this
ain’t no ploy to convince you
that i am more
than what you want me to be
i’m facing the facts
even if they are ugly
i’ll try stepping back
and give the world less of me


it’s who i wanna be
my lifelong dream
Track Name: Make No Mistake (January 20, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
you’re running circles like you’re crazy
you’re chasing tail like a fiend
can’t tell if you are sad or happy
are you the opposite of mean?

make no mistake
i’m always ready
to keep you safe
and keep you warm at night

you smile so big when you are sleeping
you dream of things i never will
your thoughts are pure
your heart is flowing
so good, it almost seems unreal


oop-oop, oh-oh
Track Name: Please Hold The Heartbeat (January 21, 2015)
this morning has me thinkin
what have i really done
there’s nothing left to break, so go
will today just go away

i said, “good night” so leave
i can’t believe in anything
I like my dog more than you
doomed days, descending down

please hold the heartbeat
oh lordy lord yeah yeah yeah
please hold the heartbeat
the bunny still has eyes

your friends are so stupid
(they) sleep in shade shaped trees
i love you (yeah) you know it’s true
in the interest of time

i’m in a one-way tie for last place
and i want my royalties
i’m filled with devastation in
a bus stuck at the station


the reaver of the river
and i just ate my dinner
stretched out across the states
the places my feet have been

My chiropractor broke me
sitting on my own two feet
dogs track in mud on wet days
and it slays me every time
Track Name: Charlatan (January 22, 2015)
you’re a fraud
you’re pathetic
not a saint
not prophetic

and so many want
what you say that you’ve got
you’re a charlatan
believe every word
ever tale they’ve heard
such a charlatan

never swayed
your opinions
don’t explain
where they come from


you’re a scam
and a phony
and i’m sad
that you know me

Track Name: One Foe I Can't Beat (January 23, 2015)
i shoulda known
that i’d run back into you
it’s been awhile
and i have nothing else to do
you buried all my secret things
and ate away at my remains
oh mold, i never planned for you

you snuck inside
when i least expected it
you covered up the last 2 years of shit
you’re never easy to defeat
you are the one foe i can’t beat
oh mold, what did i do to you?

oh mold, please re-think this thing through
oh mold, please tell me what to do
oh mold, please, i am begging you
Track Name: It's Not Unusual (January 24, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
and it would be best
if it were true
and nothing would change
because of it
i’d wait for some glimpse
some kind of sign
not worry about
my state of mind

don’t fear, it’s not unusual
to be loved by anyone
don’t fret, my little tramp-to-be
cuz we were born to run

and we could go someplace
that’s not here
get right with the people
we stand near
i’ll give it my all
if you do too
i’m not in a hurry
i’ll wait for you

Track Name: Write A Song, Dog (January 25, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
i gotta go write a song, dog
the hour’s getting late
i gotta go write a song, dog
i can’t make the people wait

if it makes you happy
we’ll sit for a few minutes longer
if it warms up your heart
or it helps make you feel even stronger
let’s sit here longer

i gotta go write a song, dog
i got 400 to go
i gotta go write a song, dog
time’s a wastin’, dontcha know

Track Name: Aim Higher - Nothing Is Harmless These Days (January 26, 2015)
we talked about it today
expressed a number of things
admitted being afraid
admitted feeling the sting

we pull up good
we pull up lame
it’s always the same

nothing is harmless these days
there’s nothing perfect to see
yet still it’s worth it to try
and make the best til we die

Track Name: Aim Higher - Don't Blow Another Chance (January 26, 2015)
you dropped the ball again
you were so close this time
your friends have got your back and
they’re rooting for a win
but will you rise above?
will you grab the reins?
the spotlights all on you
we’re watching what you do

but time is running out
you better take this
don’t blow another chance
don’t blow another chance

you feel alone in life
you never take the blame
it’s really nothing new
the pressure’s all on you
you got it if you want it
as good as you can make it
don’t give up on yourself
or blame somebody else


(first verse again)
Track Name: Aim Higher - Cynical Not Negative (January 26, 2015)
you have no room to talk to me
point out my inconsistencies
accuse me of a greater crime
of being angry all the time

i’m cynical not negative
cynical not negative

you see the good in everything
someday you’ll find the golden ring
intelligent folks have a choice
there’s disappointment in your voice

Track Name: Aim Higher - Just My Fate (January 26, 2015)
though it’s not my fault for every ugly thing
i’ll always do my part to make it good
and be a civil person when i can
not burden life for my fellow man

but i refuse to play the game
and swallow what i know is lame
enable ignorance and hate
accept that this is just my fate

i make no promises but so you know
i try appreciating where i go
and giving sentient things a chance to grow
and loving everybody that i know

Track Name: Wishful Part of Mind (January 28, 2015)
i’m not quite sore
could use a little more
you know it’s been awhile
how did we not find the time?

and i know you’re spent
and you’re so hell bent
to me you’re heaven sent
in my wishful part of mind

let’s hold each other up
until we fall again

a pause in time
your little hand in mine
i often dream of it
on those dreary awful nights

a thousand miles away
without you day by day
it seems I fall apart
a price too high to pay

Track Name: Our Past Is (Hating Us)
we gotta rid ourselves of rust
replace the warmth we let slip by
engage the chain we long ignored
accommodate when we get bored

our past is hating us
our past is hating, whoa-oh-oh
bitter and it’s baiting us
bitter and it’s baiting, whoa-oh-oh

there never was a yesteryear
to try and balance far and near
defeat tradition where it stands
administer the master plan


bring out the worst in us
and disinvest in what we trust
and ridicule most everyone
instead of embrace we should shun

Track Name: I Hate The Fact That I Can't Win (January 29, 2015)
you don’t believe it, do you?
are you tired of being right
cuz we all love this life now
i’m exhausted, one more round

the skin is cold to the touch
you’re the rebar in my soul
and then his words went sour
this is a 4 track song from a 1 track mind

i love the beach but (i) can’t swim 
i hate the fact that I can’t win
your kisses made my knees weak
was that you i thought i saw?

(its) better late than never 
let’s go get lucky (now)
(i) like this song in my head
(and) cats love Barry Manilow

GMOs in my pancakes 
she asked me, “ski?”, i said “no”
Roy Cohn died from irony
buckle up, you fools 

the foul stench of (these) dead dreams
give all your life to love 
if i come back a   skeleton
deep dish heart break extra cheese


my socks are gold and heavy
there ain’t no stoppin’ me now
drowning in radio waves
mine is made of light

i wish I would’ve known before this….
…before you went away
please feel free to exercise that right
(and) and take the garbage out

Track Name: Birthday Money (February 1, 2015)
that’s a lot for me to chew on
got me so i cannot speak
is this your way to keep me quiet?
have i become your circus freak?

stash away your birthday money
and spend it when you need
vagabond and open funny
go but watch your speed
and spend it when you need

never take me out in public
hide me from the human race
i do just fine once i am settled
just put a mask across my face

Track Name: Oh Darlin' (February 2, 2105)
you kinda threw me that time you said
you needed something i had
it wasn’t what i was ready for
it kinda made me feel bad

oh darling, i hope you don’t regret
those awful things that you done
and please beware of those bad dreams at night

so many times, it really blows my mind
and i lost count in my head
we got along, oh Micky you’re so fine
but now we’re just spanning time

Track Name: It's Become A Habit (February 2, 2015)
as a kid i was drawn to the places that seemed
so forbidden and dark, if you know what i mean
both my parents thought i’d
come apart at the seams
at an early age

but Cotati was nowhere
and Lincoln was too
so they picked Sacramento
cuz Sacto was new
there was so very little
for a little kid to do
but i managed

it’s hard to remember the dream
or this weird tale of mine
was it what really happened
or was it made up in my mind

and my dad was a cop but he never had fun
and he married a woman who helped keep him young
they had 3 kids - my brother and sister and me
who needed more?

and i don’t quite remember who made things bad first
but i stood on the frontline when things turned to worse
and i wasted these hours trying to find the perfect verse
it’s become a habit

Track Name: Young, Dumb Targets
oh christ you shoulda seen us
in the eighties, it was bad
as we still try make believing
it was the best time that we had
fucking in the grossest places
fighting when we had no chance
called that racket we made, music
and the violence we did, dance

you and me
we were just young, dumb targets
and free like all zoo animals are free
then bought and sold
out in an open market
our rebellion had a price tag on the sleeve

oh man, do you remember
driving all night to L.A.
3rd band on a bill of 7
we were stoked to get to play
opening for Wasted Youth
and just before the Youth Brigade
i know that someone bought us dinner
and i think we mighta gotten paid


i fell in love a hundred times
before the age of 25
wrote a hundred songs about the man
got 12 of them to rhyme
lived in vans and girlfriend’s basements
and just tried to stay alive
all while staying out of jail
and still kissing my Mom goodbye


before we became spouses
we crashed Dag and Dischord houses
Oki Dogs with cats and mouses
talked all night at Martin Sprouse’s
to the soundtrack of our lives

Track Name: You're My Only But Not My Favorite (February 4, 2015)
My heart became a cold wave crashing
Your dreams (they) scream reality...
not a care in the world or a thought in my head
(i’m just) An old man with no sea

Focus it here, focus it now
Today I know the best is yet to come.
Lost or found what does it all mean.
when the same ol’ song is sung

You're my only, but not my favorite
I still hate your empty space
so) close the blinds, the sun's too bright
it’s burning up my face
and we’re) Hinging on the outcome
Nose powder dulls shiny soul..
If I remember to forget
Tomorrow is a brand new day

There is too much future to worry
….about in all that past.
I woke up just to write you this
(please) shelve yourselves right now

If I got paid for losing.
(i’d) Scratch the itch before it grows
Angels wings and broken promises
I'm running out of thoughts


Duplo Blocks are my thing today
(i’m) sure the thought will calm yr nerves
It's gone gone gone into the black hole abyss.
Wrapped in your warmth, I'm cold.

I cannot relate with all this hate
(but) I will not be denied.
Prize possession bone collection
Let me know (the) next time it feels true...


Welcome to my life , and all of its faults.
ever question your own beliefs?
(i’m) Often off in the morning
I will stab you with my love.

Vegan tacos make life swell
putting pen to paper to mic.
When did you become a patron?
She always wore long sleeves
frigid temperatures curl leaves

Track Name: One Unlucky One (February 5, 2015)
another drop in the bucket
this time it came from a friend
no one you’d put to a face
or find a need to defend
it felt so forced in a way
the corners tattered and torn
the meaning bitter and frayed
another drama was born

another night where i am not the
one unlucky one
just hide away your bad thoughts
when you’re reaching for your gun

this city smells like it did
when i moved back long ago
could be the Callery pears
but then how would i know?
stopped by to see what was shaking
maybe offer a plan
maybe try re-explaining
in a passenger van


(harp solo)

Track Name: Secrets Into Holes (February 8, 2015)
done for today
seems only right
think it went well
call it a night
went on too long
feel overdrawn
i need a break
some give and take


is that how you roll
when no one’s looking?
like a rat free
when nobody’s home

is that what you meant
when you confided?
like a gangster telling
secrets into holes

you sense the spin
don’t trust a soul
no way to win
no self-control
spent every cent
nothing to show
you can’t repent
no place to go

Track Name: Aim Higher - Let's Get It Out In The Open (February 9, 2015)
we’ve got a fucking problem
this time it’s serious
i’ve put it off for oh so long
and now we’ve come to this

there’s something that i have to tell you
something you should know
let’s get it out in the open

it’s something that’s been building up
got something on my chest
let’s get it out in the open

you need to take a minute
to hear what i must say
don’t want to wait much longer
let’s talk about it today

Track Name: Steady As She Goes (February 10, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
leave the complications
to the seasoned
don’t you worry
there’s plenty more to do
it’s not an indication you’re not trusted
don’t get discouraged
it don’t reflect on you

of course
you’ll have to change up all your habits
and reinforce the funny things you do
you see an in
by God you better grab it
and hold it tight
and try and follow through

i bet you had a rough time as a child
just a theory
but only you would know
and now you’re trying hard to keep it simple
don’t get discouraged
steady as she goes

Track Name: You Better Pause (February 11, 2015)
talking shit on pop stars should be outlawed
talking smack on them should get you banned
if you can’t recognize their genius nature
you are not fit to call yourself a man

now they should be rewarded for their brilliance
their genius means we should ignore their flaws
cuz it’s our duty, our sense of obligation
next time you come at them, you better pause

making fun of pop stars makes you racist
a misogynistic, homophobic bum
they have good reasons for their bad behavior
and treating other pop stars like they’re scum


i’ve learned a lot since witnessing the Grammys
our pop stars have a right to have their fun
they get a pass when being disrespectful
they’ve earned the right, just go ask anyone

Track Name: Fat Ghosts (February 13, 2015)
Insane ramblings at the river
they reached me where i lay
and day-tested my mettle
and made my hair turn gray

they pushed me beyond measures
just trying to break my mind
and all the while collected
some things for me to sign

oh, oh, oh

the sky was blanket itchy
but there was no hints of rain
while i was blowing over
i watched an Amtrak train

fat ghosts are late for dinner
but drive at 35
on surface streets where young ghosts eat
and work hard to survive

oh oh oh
Track Name: Broken Fighter's Heart (February 15, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
here out in space
i wanted to slap your face but
i already knew that
you would tell the world on me
but i’m not a thug
i don’t wanna fight with anyone
i’m only a lover
with a broken fighter’s heart

why bang a gong, let’s get it on
get back to where we both belong (2x)

a difficult day
should never have gotten out of bed
all the trouble you started
and all of the awful things you said
a story with 2 sides
but i feel a need to speak mine first
and justify all my feelings
how could it get any worse?

Track Name: Go National - Tin Cup On The String (February 15, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
I heard you’re back
but not for long
this time it might be your last song
the question is
where are you going?
but never mind the icy stares
old friends acting like they don’t care
beneath the ground
that you are walking

you’ve done enough
you put the work in
you owe nobody anything
you helped to shine up
duller moments
you put the tin cup on the string

It can’t be better than before
it’s more a bellow than a roar
it’s more a hangout than a happening
don’t waste a second on these things
don’t give a dirty bird new wings
don’t leave the scene you covet, battling

Track Name: Walking Papers (February 16, 2015)
I threw away my hovel
to try and build a mansion
i started with a shovel
you questioned my intention
detest unruly crowds
even those who i’m fond of
it’s good i am kinda loud
i’d never get attention

too much division
too many decisions in my head
these people are decent
but i’d rather be flying solo
i get kinda lonely
but i’d rather be flying solo

i’m going to try it again
maybe making a pattern will do it
form habits to understand
if it blows up than i can say “fuck it”
i threw away a perfect home
gave those closest to me walking papers
staked out my future alone
i hope i don’t regret it later

Track Name: The Bad & The Wrong (February 17, 2015)
who has this figured out?
who claims to know?
can’t peg your whereabouts
why did you go?
nothing will be the same
no reason why
don’t wanna know your name
not gonna lie

no doubt, i’m stuck
i wanna say maybe
i’m torn between the bad and the wrong

thought that i had everything
or pretty close
heart filled to ease the pain
way more than most
things change eventually
they always will
can’t make it last too long
a bitter pill

Track Name: Let Us Ramble Ever On (February 18, 2015)
first it all seemed normal
like a shine on chain
no flags were raised to signal
no reason to engage
we grabbed it where we found it
and made sure it stayed safe
and planned a night around it
a system, just in case

and the sun was gone
cuz we waited too long
may the darkness keep us strong
and let us ramble ever on

spend some time collecting
things i could take home
smaller things were better
i threw aside the bones
we never had a leader
it would have missed the point
our independence sweeter
no one to disappoint

Track Name: You're Always Blowing Me Away (February 20, 2015)
look at you full of doubt and worry
you stayed awake now everything is blurry
unnecessary cuz i know you’ll do just fine
you’re the blade when i need to cut through
you’re the one that i most look up to
i don’t know why you’re sweating it this time

you’re always blowing me away
you’re always blowing me away

always see difficult things clearly
beautify everything that’s dreary
make me smile when i’m down most every time
you’re the sugar in my cup of coffee
you’re the better ending to the story
no better reason for a man to walk the line

Track Name: Example One (February 21, 2015)
i don’t mind saying
it’s clear to me
you’re full of hatred
and i can’t stand your company
don’t like your neighbors
don’t like yourself
no time for empathy
for anybody else

example one
of how it shouldn’t be
the story told
so crystal clear to me
example one
of how you got it wrong
wait patiently
until your time is gone

as i grow older
i have no time
for petty beefs with people
who can’t cross the lines
i see the difference
it never bothered me
won’t try to comprehend
the visuals you see

Track Name: Sunday Didn't Come By Accident (February 23, 2015)
Sunday didn’t come by some mistake
someone sent it here for us to break

you’re out there on a limb
like a prima donna
so you don’t get to live
any way you wanna

Sunday didn’t come by accident
this is what i know, i’m confident

Track Name: Our Little Work Of Art (February 23, 2015)
of all the lies
to tell a friend
this one is bad
so where do i begin
i never played you for the fool
i did my best
to not be fake or cruel

why did it takes so long?
these many years
through all the misery
and all the tears
through all the happy times
and getting by
i wanna cry
and i don’t know why

you’ll always be
inside my heart
been there so long
it’s become our little work of art
but i can’t do this anymore
this time it’s bad
this time it’s over


(piano break)

Track Name: When This All Slows Down (February 24, 2015)
it’s getting near the time
i put some movement on my back
alright, here goes
i’m trying to lead this simple life
and be true to my heart and to my soul
it’s hard to leave my family
it really takes it’s toll on them and i
at times it’s hardly worth it
but i’ll probably keep on moving til i die

and i’ll eat better in the future
when this all slows down
get sleep, take time to smell the flowers
when this all slows down

been down this road before
i hope i drive a thousand more
before it ends
same places, different faces
nothing ever really changes
it depends
i know it may seem crazy
and to some a little lazy
i suppose
how does this finally end up
can i find a fortune teller who might know

Track Name: The State Of Things (February 25, 2015)
you found a way to make it happen
guess the rest of us will soon be following
you're shaking up the whole foundation
tearing down the walls that kept the people in
and you are being who you wanna be
and doing what i'd like to do but can't
i give you props for stepping into it
not worrying about just who you might offend

cuz i can see the state of things
and all the trouble, everything is closing in
and everybody's got a problem
with the system as it stands
when will it end

well, in this troubled state of mind
with all the bigger ties that bind, you're bringing it
it doesn't matter that you came from barely anything at all
you never quit
a big voice for the people
many hope you'll maybe run for president
but you're too smart for politics
you can make a bigger dent by doing this

Track Name: I Still Love Minor Threat (February 26, 2015)
i guess you could say i was a little lucky
growing up hardcore
in the time that i did
the bands that i saw
and the many i played with
make me so glad
i was around back then

and i..oh i, still love Minor Threat (2x)

no band as great
and no band ever since then
who made the impact that Minor Threat made
the message, the songs
just the whole fucking package
yeah, they’re still my favorite
after all of these years

Track Name: 3 Nights In A Row (February 27, 2015)
it seems so cold
goes to show
no one knows what they’re saying
i’m just as bad
when it comes to
making statements
not rooted in fact
don’t give away
what you’re needing
throw aside everything that you love
you might regret it
or forget it
that one thing you keep running out of

something inside
keeps your heart energized
something you can’t truly know
you say you might hide
when the planets collide
when it happens 3 nights in a row
if it happens then where will you go?

it’s never dull
where you’re living
it’s a regular thing
that gets done
neighbors and friends
brothers, sisters
and you’re sure you’re related to them
i’ll be your man
if you need one
be your man
if you need one to go
down for the cause
and the movement
and the statement
and the show

Track Name: Aim Higher - Made A Gem (March 1, 2015)
man, they forced you to play such a bad hand
went against everything you believe
took you down with you kicking and screaming
you were set up for failure, deceived
compromised from the second they threatened
everything in your life you hold dear
forced to make complicated decisions
from the warnings they made very clear

on this darkest day
it occurred to you
that you have some enemies
in the darkest way
it came down on you
by the hands of enemies

some would give up and never speak freely
some would lay down and die out of shame
but you’re stronger than everyday people
you can come out of this feeling sane
hope you turned this into something better
made a gem out of garbage you mined
keep your head up and never stop thinking
never slow down and get left behind
Track Name: Aim Higher - This Will All Stop Tomorrow (March 1, 2015)
i woke up feeling great today
i had so little on my mind
awhile since i’ve felt this way
the world is treating me so kind

Hey! Ho! Hey! Ho!

on days like this i wanna sing
or make something that i can share
or do something for someone else
no feeling that i can compare

Hey! Ho! Hey! Ho!

I hope this feeling never ends
Track Name: Aim Higher - This Will All Stop Being Funny (March 1, 2015)
hey, here we go, that time again
where you go calling out your friends
the drama over little things
just like in high school way back when
like clockwork, so predictable
i’d think you’d be so sick of it
a waste of time, a waste of life
causing problems, starting shit

but one day
this will all stop being funny
one day
this will be irrelevant
one day
this will all stop being funny
one day
you won’t feel such discontent

i don’t understand your argument
or see what you get out of it
incapable of turning cheek
you think that would show that you’re weak
you value little, have no faith
now look at all those bridges burned
i’m wasting time just saying this
it’s futile cuz you’ll never learn

Track Name: Aim Higher - Mouth Of A Stranger (March 1, 2015)
I had a dream and you were in it
we were stuck in the city
trying to find satisfaction
a couple of fools asking for directions
and everyone in the city
talked real slow with an accent
someone warned us of danger
it was great advice
from the mouth of a stranger

no need for us to worry
this all happened in my bed
no need for us to hurry
this all happened in my head

so then we walked to the subway
with nothing much in our pockets
musicians played for a small crowd
i got an evil stare from the violinist
it felt like hours but it wasn’t
a train appeared but it was broken
it didn’t matter that is was
cuz i could not afford a subway token

Track Name: Aim Higher - All That Doubt (March 1, 2015)
time out
let this plan take hold
let it breathe
and formulate
reserve it
so it won’t go cold
who can say?
it could be great

all you really want is credit
you deserve it and you want it
all you really want is credit
you deserve it and you’ll get it

you don’t look so good
all that doubt
is aging you
bound by
what you can’t control
all that rage
consuming you


Track Name: A Surprise, A Surprise, A Surprise (March 3, 2015)
a package sits in the gutter
but you won’t catch me opening it
seems a waste to even bother
i’m not too big on risk, i’ll admit

i don’t like knowing nothing
a surprise, a surprise, a surprise
the unknown things that have no reason
a surprise, a surprise, a surprise

and so i let it lay in water
there to find by some unknowing clown
i have no in-ter-est in danger
let it soak up and bloat, let it drown

Track Name: You're So Brave (March 4, 2015)
i see you got your medals
you’re decorated, yeah
and everyone is talking
how you’ve become the man
you saved yourself from heartache
escaped your private hell
your life makes quite a story
and now you’re here to tell

you’re so brave
i want to give up
you’re so brave
you make me tear up
you’re so brave
i wanna be your friend

you’re such an inspiration
how did you make it out alive?
you clawed out of the trenches
and now look at you thrive
you never asked for nothing
you gave all that you had
you’re nothing but a hero
i wish that you could be my dad

(guitar break)
Track Name: Pebbles To Pearls (March 10, 2015)
crystal clear
you were speaking
but nobody really cared
in a place
no one ever visits
no one ever dares
tried so hard
put so much
into the image that you made
broken heart
cuz you know
no one is buying your crusade

i’m not surprised you’re so resentful
i only wish you’d be more careful
not let these things get so personal
and find a way to be more respectful

decision time
maybe change up
how you’ve come to view the world
lighten up
find a better way
to turn pebbles to pearls
grab your friends
keep ‘em close
and don’t let you them
ever stray
too far away
if you don’t you’ll find
you’ll have a better day

Track Name: Our Best Twirl (March 10, 2015)
we were silly, woman
we were silly, girl
we were silly, baby
we gave it our best twirl

it started out so sweetly
without much incident
you couldn’t separate us
it felt so heaven sent
but angels, we were never
and heroes, we were not
devoted to each other
a love we both forgot


too young to know much better
we thought we knew it all
with trouble always present
assured us we would fall
i’d say it all was worth it
cuz i learned a lot from you
it showed me what to avoid
and what never to do

Track Name: Wish I Could Love Everybody (March 11, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
well i wish i was able
i wish i was strong
to get past the petty
and go well beyond
wish my heart was much bigger
and it never did wrong
and i wish i could love everybody

yeah i wish i could love everybody
not just ones who work hard to be good

yeah i wish i could love everybody
i’d be happy if i only could

and i want like the dickens
to be able to grow
fill my heart full of joy
and let everyone know
but i sit with my flaws
merely human and frail
and i wish could love everybody

Track Name: Aim Higher - No Chorus (March 12, 2015)
so long ago
i was much younger then
i thought i knew all there was
to comprehend
but none of us know
in our twenty-somethings
how does the world work
and the trouble it brings
pretended to know
made a statement or two
i wanted to help
hey, what else could i do?
i made my mistakes
got a ration of shit
i took criticism
and took lots of hits

they always say
action speaks louder than words
or so i imagined
or i overheard
i have no doubt
this is the best way to go
i follow the logic
it helps me to know
i know that this message
is simple and old
it’s not very unique
and not very bold
but i would feel bad
if i failed to state
i hope you agree
and i hope you relate
Track Name: Aim Higher - Big Drain On Me (March 12, 2015)
had to move
it got heavy on me
weighed it out
and the pressure was on
i’m ok
it was brewing awhile
went as far
as i possibly could

how did it become
such a big drain on me?
depleted my energy

tell me that
i had done something wrong
give me proof
that i got in the way
evidence i was trouble to you
all the bad things that i did to you

Track Name: Aim Higher - We Can Troll (March 12, 2015)
Overall, i’d say it went well
it came with holes
but it wasn’t leaking
we found a way
we could make things happen
made a move
in somebody’s kitchen

we can troll the nation
come on, i’ll show you how
we can troll the planet
let’s troll the planet now

reach for me only if it’s pressing
let me know if you need a favor
we can hide in a cool dark corner
we can troll everyone together

Track Name: Aim Higher - Warm & Fed (March 12, 2015)
broken so long ago
no benefit to show
graffitti city in my mind
i wasn’t left for dead
they kept me warm and fed
made sure i wasn’t left behind

i will not refrain

all but forgot my name
i’ll never be the same
info is written on my hand
don’t sweat it for too long
blink twice it will be gone
sometimes i just don’t understand

Track Name: These Bars Make Me Feel Lonely (March 18, 2015)
maybe if i liked the people here
or drank with them for hours at a time
or liked the music playing over head
or felt more joy instead of all this dread

these bars make me feel lonely
i shouldn’t watch the patrons here
these bars make me feel lonely
it’s like the whole world doesn’t care
no it doesn’t care

the TVs blare, but there is nothing on
a few guys watch but aren’t that into it
nobody seems to know which team has won
nobody gives a fuck about a song

Track Name: Patterson, California (March 18, 2015)
I broke down
well, my car died
i pulled over 
to nap in the sun
left my lights on
from the night drive
stood outside
i didn’t know anyone

oh my god
this is Patterson, California
i’ve stopped here
on my way to somewhere else
oh my lord
stuck in Patterson, California
it ain’t bad
but i’d rather be at home

drove all night
felt exhausted
had a gig in L.A.
it went well
hopped on the 5
stopped for resting
Starbucks stuck
it’s a little like hell
Track Name: Let's Go, Sacramento! (March 19, 2015)
let’s go, Sacramento!
let’s go, Sacramento!
let’s go, Sacramento!
our Republic FC’s on the go!
let’s go, Sacramento!
let’s go, Sacramento!
let’s go, Sacramento!
our Republic FC’s on the go!

the odds were stacked against us at the start
they said our club might never get a win
with and sweat and effort, lots of hearts
in one years time, our boys are champions


this city stands amongst the very best
we stand together strong and united
our football team is miles above the rest
we’re battle born, we sweat ol’ glory red


here us, we’re Sac Republic
louder than heavy metal
we’re Tower Bridge Battalion
now that we’ve got that settled

Track Name: Is It Lonely Being Wrong? (March 20, 2015)
let’s just agree
to fucking disagree
that’s all you ever say
what is that, anyway?

you hate the truth
you want to hide
no bother reasoning
it’s all so troubling

i see your point
so hard to do
can’t stick to honesty
it ends up being comedy

i recognize
and sympathize
you have no evidence
can’t argue with intelligence

but tell me how you get through
who is it that you turn to?
is it lonely being wrong?
is it lonely being wrong?
Track Name: This Is Dumb (March 22, 2015)
hey, I wrote this song
to try and make myself feel less alone
and it’s harder than
any other song that i have ever none
but i won’t give in
to feelings i might be inferior
cuz i know that’s wrong
i tell myself i’m far superior

this is dumb….

yeah i wrote this song
to try and make you think my thoughts are deep
if it all feels wrong
you can use this one to put yourself to sleep
i won’t get upset
my skin is thick and i’m no chickenshit
like a favorite pet
you can love me til i’m easy to forget

Track Name: Our Working Class Upbringing (March 23, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
The wind was blasting out our latest song
reflecting all the holes we tried to fill
made birds fly super low and cluster tight
it blasted and went well into the night

our working class upbringing
makes us cynical
it makes us typical
it makes us terrible
our working class upbringing
makes us winnable
when does it end?

we ventured down the highway, for the sea
impaired by road construction every turn
i tried to have a meltdown, once or twice
you said you wouldn’t let me crash and burn



Track Name: Aim Higher - Everybody's Legendary (March 24, 2015)
I heard you turned 54 today
how are you feeling?
is your heart ok?
who are your favorite bands?
and what do they mean to you?
do you remember
way back in the day?
the scene was great
and there were no cliches
we loved each other
and we had each other’s backs?

you and me are legendary
he and she are legendary
brothers, sisters, legendary
everybody’s legendary
2 year olds are legendary
bands from Spain are legendary
Tom and Dick and even Harry
everybody’s legendary

now please be honest, are you straight edge still?
are you not drinking, smoking, taking pills?
do you wish things could could be the way they used to be?
do you have a funny story you can share?
are you claiming positive? do you still care?
are you more right wing now that you’re safely middled-aged?

Track Name: Aim Higher - Stop On A Dime (March 24, 2015)
too many windows
let the ugly in
i’m pretty patient
as i’ve always been
i wouldn’t say
that i am paranoid
i’m not afraid
of much of anything

let’s skip the part
where everything unravels
let’s skip the part
where it all falls apart

so many friends
so many lost through time
bonds broken easily
stop on a dime
is it important?
what does it all mean?
grasping for good
that we find in between

Track Name: Your Birthday's Today (March 25, 2015)
i read about it
i heard the news
your birthday’s today
your birthday’s today

the whole gang’s cheering
be damned the blues
your birthday’s today
your birthday’s today

why don’t you tell me
what you’re wanting
now’s not the time to be shy
why don’t you tell me
what you’re needing
give you what
all the money can’t buy

you seem excited
you wanna sing
your birthday’s today
your birthday’s today

it’s time to party
you wanna swing
your birthday’s today
your birthday’s today

Track Name: Break My Heart In Threes (March 27, 2015)
where are ya, Rude?
where are ya, Rude?

i’ve looked in every cubby hole
in every little spot
where you could hide
i upturned every box
i looked in every nook and cranny
far and wide

where are ya, Rude?
where are ya, Rude?…

i saw you not too long ago
but now it seems to me
you’ve disappeared
and it breaks my heart in threes
to think you might be
hiding out alone, in fear

where are ya, Rude?
where are ya, Rude?…
Track Name: Bee After The Sting (March 31, 2015) 'The Weed Sessions'
It’s 3 am
been on the road way too long
i’m seeing things
and everything seems wrong
a thousand bunnies
on the side of the road
none of them dead
but it’s inevitable

it makes me glad
that i’m not living like they do
it makes me sad
that i am so far away from you
it makes me mad
that i’m just looking out for me
away from you
i’m not living happily

it’s 5 am
i’m watching truckers do their thing
deadheading someplace
on the road to busted dreams
are they as fucked up
as the singer who can’t sing?
are they as doomed
as that ol’ bee after the sting?

Track Name: Black Marks from My Name (March 31, 2015) 'the Weed Sessions'
you made quite a dent in my head
thanks a lot
it sent quite a message
it came as a shock
i know you had no real plans to do me wrong
i know you weren’t looking to string me along

is this what they mean
when they say nothing quite lasts forever?
why can’t they be wrong?
why can’t we just put it back together?

it’s naive to think that it’s nobody’s fault
but blaming you just makes me feel even worse
i know i should step up and take all the blame
i know it would take the black marks
from my name

Track Name: You Can't Pick Another Man's Beans (April 2, 2015)
you can run far away
take a rest in between
but you can’t pick another man’s beans

you can clean yourself up
wear some pants that are clean
but you can’t pick another man’s beans

no guarantee you’ll get invited
even if you’re a good friend of Pete’s
no one can win this competition
leave good men groveling in the street

you can fight all good fights
always say what you mean
but you can’t pick another man’s beans

you can think with your heart
be a part of the scene
but you can’t pick another man’s beans

Track Name: Go National - Little Juicy Parts (April 5, 2015)
she went away cuz she needed privacy
she didn’t want her friends to know
she planned for weeks how long she’d be away
and found the heart to go

and anytime i hear that song
playing on the stereo
it makes me think of all the fun we had
hanging in Ontario

i told you everything i wanted you to know
i had to keep some for myself
i knew you’d share the little juicy parts
with somebody else

Track Name: A Factory Of Stress (April 6, 2015)
trying to talk to you
is a little frustrating
no attempt by you
to use your mind, debating
an exercise, a lesson
in abject futility
don’t like when i’m faced
by blatant stupidity

divided we can’t think
united we just stink
no reason not to go our separate ways
together we’re a mess
a factory of stress
may dying dogs die quickly
where they lay

i know you like my band
but you hate my politics
it caught you by surprise
but to me there’s no difference
you got the message wrong
i never wavered on what i mean
i never pulled a punch
when it comes to your zealotry

Track Name: Don't Sweat The Small Stuff, Baby (April 6, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
because i like you so much
i’ll leave everything behind
and make believe our troubles
never were

i’ve chosen to move forward
and get past what is wrong
and keep my nose out
where it don’t belong

don’t sweat the small stuff, baby
the things you can’t control
we need to keep our focus
let’s hope you make parole

i’m here to be your witness
you’ve never hurt no one
you’ve never said your Uzi weighs a ton

all jokes aside, i’m worried
you’ll always be misunderstood
why do they see the bad
and not the good?

Track Name: I Want Ya On (April 8, 2015)
revved it up for you last night
didn’t hold back a thing i told you
i know it seemed like a bit much
a last resort from a desperate figure
and all alone with a wet dream
singled out for a small infraction
i’ve done my best staying on point
but it’s tough cuz i can’t find traction

and even though you always get
all my dark and angry shit
i want ya on
i want ya on
through the darkness and the cold
even when there isn’t gold
i want ya on
i want ya on

tried to live for the moment
for awhile i was ripe for the picking
such a gross understatement
i never said i was ever clever
i sit alone with my big schemes
find some comfort in isolation
i’m glad you poke at me gently
not that that’s any consolation

Track Name: Aim Higher - Racists Don't Belong In My Life (4/9/15)
what’s kinda sorta
where’s the debate?
not about color
and you claim it isn’t hate
don’t like the weather
don’t like to see it change
you feel less threatened
when we all look just the same

i’ve said it way too many times before
but racists don’t belong in my life
and been the bigger man and i’ve ignored
but racists don’t belong in my life

those smug reactions
and stealth replies
caucasians keep it close to home
what a surprise
race card-aphobic
hate liberal guilt
while waiting for the day
a whole new world’s rebuilt

Track Name: Don't Upset the Apple Cart (April 11, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
you had a rough week
you got down low
down in the trenches
you had a go
they called you crazy
it wasn’t fun
felt like a beatdown
from everyone

a lot to lose amongst your dear friends
when you keep speaking right from the heart
just something you might keep in mind
don’t upset the apple cart

don’t let it shake you
eat up your soul
don’t put yourself in
the gloryhole
someone will test you
cheap shots and all
get you to buckle
get you to crawl

Track Name: This Mountain Was Too Steep (April 16, 2015)
they sat us down and told us
the way it all should be
none of us felt the same way
we all just disagreed
no one was disrespectful
no one was out of line
sat down with good intentions
hoped it would turn out fine

of all the battles that have ever been
this one would be the one i’d like to win
of all the wars that we have ever seen
this one feels like the one to win to me

they pounded home their message
that’s how they usually do
and found it hard to listen
we just kept breaking through
hours and hours rolled by
no time to eat or sleep
no sign of compromising
this mountain was too steep

Track Name: Don't Try, Just Go Away (April 16, 2015)
unless you got
what it is we’re needing
you got no right
being close to the action
i can’t explain
make it simple for you
i can’t describe
what it is we’re feeling

don’t try just go away (4x)

shove your thoughts
we don’t need opinions
don’t pretend
that we asked you for ‘em
you’re no help
just a big time waster
do your best
to pacify us faster

Track Name: My Own Chaos (April 16, 2015)
i went to bed with my head, unsettled
i swear to God it was full of poison
sad thoughts for my friends and family
searching in my heart for solace

I plan to run
i’m waiting for the perfect time to move on

i gotta go somewhere i can focus
far far away from my own chaos
maybe this just can’t ever happen
feel a need to come up with something

Track Name: Dick Pic (April 17, 2015)
He just sent your Mom and Dad a dick pic
he thought it might just break a little ice
he told them if they liked it
there were way more
he went against his sister’s best advice

your mom and dad got mad
and called the po-lice
they couldn’t understand how this was fun
he sent apologies to everybody
and felt bad that he bummed out everyone

at first it seemed so light and so adult
but now it’s like he’s gone and joined a cult
he said he was just being rock & roll
until he lost control

He sent his penis pic all over Facebook
he figured it was just a tiny joke
he drew a face on it, gave it a mustache
and drew a tiny hand holding a Coke

your friends all messaged you about “the problem”
they all attached the dick pics that he’d sent
your Christian friends all said he needed Jesus
to ask forgiveness from and then repent

Track Name: The Green And Blue (April 18, 2015)
turns those kids down
i want sleep
i had a rough one
that’s no joke
and every dream
went wrong and i
just want sleep before i die

the green and blue
belongs to you
it’s who you’ve been
and what you do

turn the lights off
i want rest
i’m wrapped in gauze
and facing West
there is no truth
in what i say
cuz every day
is April Fool’s Day

Track Name: You're Not English (April 19, 2015)
thought you were on fire
it hurt me just to touch
i’m preaching to the choir
too many times to bother
your patience makes me small
you’re gonna be the one to show me

you’re not english
you’re not even human
you’re not english
it’s time you find your way

this thing is what you made it
i never wanted in
i never wanted action
but here’s to us and maybe
we will score a win
let’s make the best of our disaster

Track Name: Little Platitudes (April 21, 2015)
so you’re thinking
you can clean it up
and make it in another place
nothing fancy
strip it down
and let it come together far away
i’m not judging
i can see the pressure it puts
on your friends and foes
worth a shot
and if it doesn’t work out
you can follow where it goes

they scream and they shout
they watch you sell out
try and draw you to the water
the backing of friends
just a mean to an end
a lamb to the slaughter

someone’s gonna spend a lot of time
trying to make you miserable
just a hobby for the malcontent
who find life unbearable
you won’t need to bother much
just skip the little platitudes
save ‘em when you need a little something
to stick on your greeting cards

Track Name: No One Wants To Be A Bummer (April 22, 2015) with Jonah Matranga & Allyson Seconds
no one listens to a liar
no one wants to be the one
no one needs to be the reason
dark clouds cover up the sun

behold, true magic before you
wipe the smirk right off your face
i’m told, i better ignore you
you’re nothing but a disgrace

no one wants to be a bummer
no one wants to feel ashamed
no one gets to do it over
loudmouth blowing out the flame

Track Name: Your Fire Sale (April 23, 2015)
in case you doubted my intent
i’ll clear my throat and repeat it
not in the market for a shout out
don’t need a clever magic trick
just wanna make it fucking stick
what does one do to make an impact?

your memory cannot be trusted
that won’t stop you from telling the tale
your sense of history is shady
glory sells fast at your fire sale

i know we never walk alone
don’t really wanna piss and moan
i blame my sense of obligation
here right beside you to the end
mistook acquaintance for a friend
you never asked for my opinion

Track Name: Bulk Of Your Day (April 24, 2015)
she was not part of the equation
her generation
fought so hard to prove her wrong
she never felt quite liberated
in this place she knew
that she did not belong

you just might think the world is crazy
from where you’re spending the bulk of your day
you just might think there’s no justice
even when we all meet you halfway

she looked for signs of revolution
based on what she was raised to believe
but those of us not her in family
had no doubts at all
of what she’d achieve

Track Name: Rabbit In The Race (April 25, 2015)
please wake me up before this city starts to flood
i wanna help and be your eyes out on the road
you better look at all the things that i can do
i like to build, i like to work, i follow through
been running numbers since the age of 21
erasing traces without hurting anyone
accomplish goals that always seemed so out of reach
i do it all and never have to use a gun

in every instance
at every turn
provide the fire
and watch the whole thing burn (2x)

no need to try and complicate it even more
i came to say what no one’s ever said before
so little action keeps us planted in our place
some fear the knock so they won’t open up the door
let’s not pretend we have a rabbit in the race
or be excited if we come in second place
don’t call me ingrate cuz they let me run at all
or when you do you better say it to my face

Track Name: I Hate The Phone (April 26, 2015)
i tried to wrap my brains around it
and wondered what i’d do without it
let’s pause for every lie we’ve told
for every story bought and sold

i hate the phone
i hate the phone
i hate the phone

you bring a certain swagger with you
you so belong wish i could kiss you
a line is crossed and we know better
we’ll never crack under the pressure

Track Name: Skid Jones (April 27, 2015)
Skid Jones, some say you need a shower
Skid Jones, no one is innocent
Skid Jones, you are no superpower
Skid Jones, you are my President

you’ve got a job now do it
you’ve got a job now do it
you’ve got a job now do it
you’ve got a job you better get it done

Skid Jones, some say you are fraud
Skid Jones, fake boobs and cameltoe
Skid Jones, like Clapton, you were God,
Skid Jones, no one can stop your flow

Track Name: A Fork, A Knife, A Plate (April 28, 2015)
are you monster
or a man?
do you know what it means
to understand?
are you man or a machine
or do you fall someplace
in between?

you’re not a painter cuz i know
you’ve never owned a can of paint
you’re not a cook because you’ve never
owned a fork, a knife, a plate
name one thing that you have done
to make the rest of the world great
i gotta know! what can you show?

are you a good egg
or are you bad?
have you accomplished simple things
more than your dad?
are you a traitor
are you a saint?
are you bothered
when somebody else complains?

Track Name: All I Want Is I (April 30, 2015)
we run this ship so ever tightly
we’ve gotta whole lot
we need to do
contemplate but do it rightly
another shitstorm
to misconstrue

and all i want is i
and all i want is you

this beat has taken us for suckers
we look so stupid
but what is new
we’re ever fiendish motherfuckers
we live in boxes
we can put our fingers through

Track Name: Chalk It Up To Being Young And Dumb (May 1, 2015)
there you go tricking me again
why do i keep falling for your nonsense?
you’re not that smart, let’s be honest
what does that say about the kind of person i am?

i know i probably need to learn my lesson
chalk it up to being young and dumb
and disassociate myself from you

the sad thing is i’m not that gullible
maybe my heart’s in the wrong place at the right time
your stories all seem so clever
you’ve got the system down,
i guess i gotta give you credit

Track Name: Air Guitars & Blowjobs (May 2, 2015)
i polished up my guitar
the one that don’t exist
i tuned her up and plugged her in
made Kevin Seconds pissed
the whole crowd it went ape shit
i played a Journey song
my air guitar exploded
and they all sang along

you can have my Gibson air guitar
when you can pry it from my hands
you can smash my Fender air guitar
break up my fake air band

i killed at playing nothing
the whole crowd told me so
i air-played my heart out
like i do Guitar Hero
then later on got fake paid
got a great fake blow job too
it didn’t take much effort
it’s the best that i can do

Track Name: Dumb In Darkness (May 3, 2015)
you almost took my head off
with your tiny golden claw
i stood there half-believing
touched the parts that you left raw

and get back to where it is safe
back to our once happy place
time to fix our broken state
commiserate, commiserate

with your back to me i can’t see
all the worry in your mind
you always keep me dumb in darkness
keep me falling far behind

Track Name: I Blindly Played Along (May 4, 2015)
I got all sentimental
when they played her favorite song
it wasn’t what i wanted
but i blindly played along
i smiled cuz i knew exactly what it meant to her
but truthfully, and so we’re clear
it it all became a blur
she closed her eyes and squealed
when they sang her favorite line
that night i knew with all my heart
that girl would soon be mine


they kept on playing all her songs
i barely caught her eye
she didn’t seem to notice
when i told her i might die
it felt like someone cast a spell
on the one girl i love
a bond so otherworldly
it came from high above
she closed her mouth and whispered
said some sweet stuff in my ear
her message sure was loud enough
but it wasn’t very clear

Track Name: You Can Do No Wrong (May 5, 2015)
you’re strong
un-do my stupid heart
i’ll give
you all i’ve got to give
and love you
as long as you live
i won’t
ask for much in return

Adelle, in my eyes
you can do no wrong

i know
this world has got you shaken
i know
your people let you down
i’m not
the answer you were wanting
but i will always be around

Track Name: Show You Some Love (May 7, 2015)
Show You Some Love

you don’t get under my skin at all
you try so hard but you’re made of glass
you’re always backed up against the wall

i bet when you were younger
no one ever gave you a hug
back when you were a child
you had no one to show you some love

i don’t get angry at what you say
i look at you with an open mind
i don’t hold grudges, i’m not that way

Track Name: After The War (May 13, 2015)
I think the time for talk is gone
i need to be where I belong
there’s too much noise and appreciation
i felt much better yesterday
the rain came out, it felt ok
it captured all of my attention

to all those who talk slow
i hope you all find
what it is you’re looking for
to all you who broke through
i’m glad you’re here and good
long after the war
after the war
after the war

you cut me deeper than you did
a year or two back when i said
i wanted to re-think it over
you held a grudge for oh so long
you said it made your presence strong
but it’s so clear to me
you ain’t recovered

Track Name: Hustlers, Cons & Demons (May 13, 2015)
why did i ever come to Kingdom City?
or try to get a job at Ozarkland
my reasons were suspicious from the get-go
i don’t expect you’ll ever understand

i wish it was a girl who made me do it
i wish it was the money that i made
i wish i had a way for my dilemma
to stop so i could try and find a break

this place is full of hustlers, cons and demons
these people don’t know what they want to do
with no regard for anyone’s well-being
i cannot speak for them but only me

Track Name: A Little Helping Hand (May 13, 2015)
well, i hate your guts
will you still fuck me?
you make me sick
but i love you
in all this time
i’ve written all these rhymes
i need a little helping hand to get me through

well, i hate your guts
will you still love me?
i broke our trust
but i’m still true
i’ll prove my love
and thank the heavens up above
please tell me dear
if i am still the one for you
Track Name: Hey Moose (May 14, 2015)
hey Moose
now don't you bother waking up
the doctor's got it covered
there's no need for you to fuss
get all the rest you need my loyal friend
it's comforting to know
we'll get to see you once again

you make it easy at those times
when everything is misaligned
hey Moose, it's good to see that you still care
you stick close by, it's not a chore
but you don't ever seem to bored
hey Moose, it's great to know that you're still there

so Moose,
since last we talked, you've made some friends
they gave you pats and hug
you never wanted it to end
then down you went to catch up on some sleep
there is never quite enough
with that schedule you keep


hey Moose
hey Moose
Track Name: Young Ones You Can't Change History (May 18, 2015)
no matter how hard you try
young ones, you can’t change history
looking through innocent eyes
but you just have to let it be

i know you’re tempted
and you’re feeling
like this revision needs to come
i know you want to make a difference
make some glory of your own

no matter how bored you are
young ones, you can’t change history
even if you disagree
you need to let it fucking be

(harp solo)
Track Name: Maybe Walmart Weird (May 27, 2015)
wake me up when this trip is over
4 days, 3 days too long
in this place where no one is breathing
how did things ever get this wrong?
sharpen up my survival instincts
exercise, build a thicker skin
try and stick close to friends and family
never stray down a dark side street

my heart hurts, think i’m dying
need help, to keep from crying
stay close, i need you near me
when i scream, i hope you hear me

held my own in some fucked up places
seen some things that i can un-see
ran around with werewolves and martians
count me in when it comes to freaks
but i just spent way too long in Vegas
midget mimes, pretty girls with beards
everyone says it’s weird in Vegas
i don’t know, maybe Walmart weird

Track Name: Aim Higher - Crumble And Fall (May 28, 2015)
you can re-write the story
change the words and the scenes
put your own stamp upon it
disrupt everything
flood it with ill intention
or call it a joke
break the heart into pieces
and play dumb when it’s broke

it’s business as usual
why don’t you just go away
it’s all that you know
justify it all, makes it ok

never mind you’re a liar
don’t admit you’re a fraud
you can make it all better
once you’re praying to God
there’s a reason nobody
comes to visit or call
you have yourself to blame
when you crumble and fall

Track Name: Bright Eyes (May 29, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
this morning i was Omaha bound
when i found myself in Iowa
i barely hung around
i was talking to those ghost i couldn’t see
they helped me make the journey
helped me make some history

oh, bright eyes,
will you make it out to see me?
and tell me when i write the perfect song
and tell me that this mess amounts to something
oh bright eyes
you’re the one to lead the throng

cash in a flash, it nearly blew my mind
some over-dressed adults
playing in the sand and killing time
across the way, the drunks all have their chairs
nobody has a clue
how long they’ll all be sitting there

Track Name: Aim Higher - Let's Work This Out (May 30, 2015)
let’s take a second to look at the facts
take notes on what has been going around
hear what is said, not just say everything
i am the one that you keep bringing down

we’ve come way too far
just to let it all fade
let pettiness get in the way
we’ve been through a lot
so much damage is done
let’s work this out
what do you say?

let’s just admit that we’ve both made mistakes
words we regret, have us fully at odds
if we can look past ourselves, sympathize
do what we can just to better our cause

Track Name: Without Your Guidance (May 31, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
out here alone
raw, unprotected
i thought you made a promise
that you’d never let me roam
but i’ll find my way
without your guidance
how do i do it?
well, i don’t really know

i guess in my darker moments
i could say God done me wrong
and the best i could really hope for
is to write another song
but i’m not the kind for blamin’
and i don’t think God exists
as sure as the day is long
i’m sure that the beat goes on

hard knocks and all
have wrecked my body
this crazy life out on the road
has wrecked my very soul
and all i have
are my songs and opinions
i use them all to keep away
the predators and trolls

Track Name: He's Taken Over Maxwell (June 1, 2015)
a stranger came a calling
one rainy day in May
a small town in Nebraska
he never planned to stay
with Cali mob connections
he laid his thumbprint down
with lightning quick precision
this stranger stole your town

he’s taken over Maxwell
there’s nothing you can do
please don’t ignore my warning:
i’d keep quiet if i were you

they say he is a capo
in a high-ranking cabal
he buys entire cities
he’s in for the long haul
no police force and no army
can help your neighborhood
it’s best to blindly go along
if you know what’s good


no end to this sad story
the truth is, this is bad
this stranger helped himself
to almost everything you had
and when he’s finished with you
he’ll move on, just because
and leave Maxwell with nothing
that’s what this stranger does

Track Name: The Dogs Are Not Afraid (June 2, 2015)
there’s a place i’d like to take you
a little family getaway
where no wheels are ever spinning
and the sky is never gray
you can be yourself forever
and you’ll never feel betrayed
and it’s always effervescent
and the dogs are not afraid

ignore the skies
they reek of danger
look another way
if you feel bad
ignore the skies
they’re getting stranger
shield your eyes
if you get feeling sad

in the days i was a child
i never could have any fun
i searched high and low for something
walls were high with everyone
now i know where i can go to
where nobody knows my name
history is non-existent
no one knows that town i came

Track Name: Dumb As A Dot (June 3, 2015)
I don't know what you are saying
please recognize that you don't mean a thing to me
in case you think that I am playing
only clear blue skies as far as I can see

stuck in a spot out in the middle
don't want to rot in front of heroes
dumb as a dot out in the shadows
stuck in a spot since I was little

what is your hurry, where are you going?
don't tell me lies if you want comfort from me
we're on a roll let's keep it rolling
i'll just be glad I found a little company

Track Name: Little Shames - How Many Times? (June 5, 2015)
hey little brother
it seems you’re stuck again
another setback
blows up in your face
you’re feeling doubtful
you’ve hit a snag
not sure if you can find your own space

how many times
have you said “this is all I have”?
and then got up
and blew us all away
when will you see
this passion lives inside of you
never settle for just anything

hey little sister
you’ve been dealt quite a mess
you say you’ve gotten lost along the way
so many roadblocks
seem unsurmountable
not sure if you can make it out today

Track Name: Little Shames - Lights That Shine (June 5, 2015)
that’s a whole lot different
rhythm off, imperfect
sure does feel like trouble
is it even worth it?
and the second
that you see a chance
you’re gonna take a leap
and hope you will advance

no one bothers with it
that’s another story
tell you when the time comes
instant, in a hurry
and you’ll laugh at
all these things you see
in the future when
you check your memory

how will we know when we should let it go?
will there be signs, will there be lights that shine?
how will we know when we should let it go?
how do i sacrifice all that is mine?

(repeat 1st and 2nd verse)

Track Name: Downward, Apparently (June 8, 2015)
My blind eye turned a pickle
misplaced, i took a tumble
downward, apparently
i got water on my skin
so then i, stood still
and never missed my
foreskin and where it went to
solid, i never said
i’d be the guy you’d marry

you do the weirdest things
to all your friends
and keep things hidden
far away from them

you whisper, in a landscape
partly, to keep from being
crazy, like all the other
people in your neighborhood
you grow long but never felt it
accuse me, you say i dealt it
it’s high time
i found a map to get me out of here

Track Name: You Leave The Heater On (June 9, 2015)
you must be kidding me
your face is straight
it could be the light
i didn’t come around
to dig in my claws
or to fight
you figured out the truth
and now you gotta get it to mesh
without it all
i have no doubt that you’ll do your best

ha ha ha

you leave the heater on
and hope that winter will fade away
you choose to isolate
but tell your closest friend not to stray
you have an attitude
a bad one for someone who says prayers
you lean on misery to find your peace
you hope that it’s there

Track Name: Insincere Missions (June 11, 2015)
I didn’t come here to torture
i only wanted to play
i guess you missed my intentions
so you went running away

let’s stop with this indignation
and acting like we stand high above
and all your insincere missions
and all the bat shit you’re guilty of

i never layed with the Devil
i never said he was good
you think that you’re being righteous
you’d exorcise if you could

Track Name: Man With the Saddest, Thinnest Skin (June 11, 2015)
i know this man
this un-funny man
who tries to turn disaster
into laughter
too bad
he doesn’t make anyone laugh
and those who do
settle for the most
humor anyone could force on you

under the shadows
of the Carlins, Bruces
Kaufmans, Mooneys
and the Richard Pryors
you’ll find the man
with the saddest, thinnest skin
he doesn’t like anyone’s opinions
he’ll silence you every chance he’s given
and call you ‘bully’
in a fight, you’ll never win

i know it sucks
when someone attacks you
butthurt feelings
pride sent reeling
but as adults we all know
how this life can go
no one is safe
from the hurtful comments
the petty insults
you stop debate
and watch the shitfest ever grow

Track Name: Hiccups & Tricks (June 22, 2015)
give me a sign
when we get to the end
don’t want to know
if it comes from a friend
will you still go
if the road’s looking rough
will you be down
if the going gets tough

i know you’ve got
these little scenes inside your head
you follow them all around
i know you want
what you believe that you deserve
you’re searching for it, underground

you’ve had enough
of these hiccups and tricks
all the attempts at
the fake politics
better for you if
you try laying low
give me a sign
if you want me to go

Track Name: It's Better Than The Noise Pollution (In Your Head) (June 22, 2015)
it’s not enough, it’s not enough
i need to be where the bells keep ringing
it’s not enough, it’s not enough
and all the girls in the world keep singing

it’s better than the noise pollution
in your head
a subtle kind of revolution
looms ahead

it’s not enough, it’s not enough
we always said we would keep forgiving
it’s not enough, it’s not enough
there’s no respect for the way we’re living

Track Name: Sing Out The Song (June 23, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
you opened your mouth
you had to sing
the one thing that always get you through
that one thing that’s easiest to grasp
your go-to
keeps you from feeling blue

you found the time
you found the time
to breathe in your life’s
worst mistake
you found the time
you found the time
it’s almost too much
for you to take
it’s not so awful wrong
to let your heart
sing out the song

they laughed when you
stood up there alone
polite pause and smiles ever-weak
they don’t have
the faith in you i do
they don’t hear the lovely words
you speak

Track Name: Are You The Devil? (June 24, 2015)
we saw the start of the fire
we were too small to contest
we watched the arsonist set it
oh lord, it caused such a mess
destruction spread through the city
community showed up good
it took one man, just a minute
bring down the whole neighborhood

you gotta tell me
are you the Devil, are you the Devil?
you’re making trouble
are you the Devil….

too smart, there’s never a witness
one step ahead of the pack
you crave the taste of your victims
you set your trap for attack
no one can stand up to your heat
nobody’s up for the game
i’ve been real patient and careful
you gotta tell me your name


i think you like all this bad attention
and people down on their knees
they walk like sheep into apprehension
cuz everybody’s eager to please

Track Name: Got Your Passport Out (June 26, 2015)
hey now,
i thought you hated where you live
it’s your town
you say it’s got nothing to give

you stare at walls
and blame your friends
cuz you don’t plan
the times you stumble
or when you fall
you scream and shout
and carry on so selfishly
resent it when it’s pointed out

so, what now?
you say you’re moving far away
got your passport out
in other countries
people aren’t the same

Track Name: Aim Higher - Quick Peek Inside (June 27, 2015)
most of the time i just roll through the scene
turn every page, try to see what it means
open up doors, take a quick peek inside
it weighs so deep in mind
it never gets old and i never feel bored
but sometimes, admittedly, it feels like a chore
i guess that’s the risk, that’s the chance that you to take
when you can’t get a break

why are you waiting?
what’s going to happen?
why do you feel afraid?
you say it’s something
it might be nothing
let’s look at choices made

speak from my heart, at least most of the time
look with both eyes when go looking for signs
you just never know, what it is that you’ll find
not knowing’s killing you
but nobody said it was part of the plan
just one more frustration, hey i understand
we keep our heads in in it and do what we can
does this make sense to you?

Track Name: Aim Higher - Years Of Habit (June 27, 2015)
they scream for help
but you learned way too quick
how to mask all their pain
blame someone else
and you just won’t accept
that it’s never humane

this is not something, you will entertain
years of this habit, it’s just too ingrained
God gave us tools,
made us forks, made us knives
a part of the cycle, it’s just part of life

you know how to read
but the images seen
never matter to you
you swear that it’s healthy
that the experts all say
why would they lie to you?

Track Name: Aim Higher - The Greatest Company (June 27, 2015)
this is the life i always said i’d have
through all the darkness, doubt and misery
so many people looked at me and laugh
they never were the greatest company
i never wanted many shiny things
or money i would squelch and throw away
no need to try and fucking own someone
to make myself feel free

i’ll just appreciate the things i have
and everything that sits in front of me
and everyone i love, my friends and family
the little things i barely ever see

nobody else can bring you happiness
at least the kind that ever lasts too long
no one can make you be a better friend
from lyrics they put in a punk rock song
i keep it simple, doesn’t make me dumb
i know my limits when it comes to life
treat people as i’d like them to treat me
find ways to an end the strife

Track Name: My Good Intent Is Strong (June 28, 2015)
i gotta know
did you unfriend me
what did i do
to make you hate me again
i need to know
what was it this time?
to get me in your doghouse again

the politics and drama
our views of right and wrong
i might misplace my commas
my good intent is strong

so here go
another tussle
i never know if it is
final this time
you let me go
my heart’s so heavy
are you gonna tell me
what was my crime?


please think it through
you might regret it
you might miss out
when i get back up again
don’t count me out
i’m not a loser
i promise you
i’ll try and never offend
Track Name: Neither Of Us Wins (June 28, 2015)
don’t you to tell me there is nothing wrong
i’m not hearing what you have to say
i’m a man, i got my breaking point
and i just might have reached it, yesterday

let’s stop this lying
neither of us wins
all this denying
who knows what is true?
it keeps us fighting
patience wearing thin
we’re stuck in hell
and neither of us wins

if you want, we’ll give it one more try
if it’s worth it, we can work it out
take a break and maybe get some air
show each other that we both still care

Track Name: Now That I've Cut My Hair (June 29, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
we’ve got nowhere to go
and everyone is laughing at us
is time moving slow?
it’s time i spend more time on status
no time for fun
the sun has finally gone and set itself
on everyone

some things are clear enough to see
un-phased by life’s insanity
a friend just helped me
come up with a name
i feel ashamed…

we’ve got nowhere to go
the corners all lie bare
there’s nothing to show
now that i’ve cut my hair
i feel a hole down inside
don’t blame me
if you haven’t tried…

Track Name: For Angela (June 30, 2015)
tell me why are you crying, for Angela
do you think she doesn’t have any friends?
she makes do, better than
just about anyone
is she going without?
well, that depends

depending on what you are calling ‘homeless’
ol’ Angela seems like she’s doing fine
i never hear her bitch and moan, defenseless
we run into each other all the time

if you still feel concerned, for Angela
just so you know
she’s got a roof above her head
she’s been sleeping real good
on the couch, on our porch
she finds comfort on it like it was a bed


as an older hairy man, i take offense when you say
i never play the minor chord, in the key of C
all through doubts that i face, through my connections, every day
i pray for Angela, wherever she might lay

Track Name: Title Fight Tonight (July 1, 2015)
you know, we might just need to worry
about the place it all comes from
we spend a lot of time, just fretting
about the shape of things to come

don’t fret, the kids are revved and ready
they’ve got a special plan in sight
it’s not just mindless entertainment
more like a title fight tonight

as hard as we try understanding
we’re even more blind than before
and yet we act like it’s so easy
like there’s a prize outside the door

Track Name: Keep On Making Hearts (July 3, 2015)
you know i needed it today
your wit and your salvation
amidst the grit and street decay
let’s not go breaking down the nation

you’re always there in spirit
you’ve been there from the start
i’ll keep you in my periscope
and you can keep on making hearts

i couldn’t get it through my brain
to find a way to understand it
i swallowed down my misery
like all the others on this planet

Track Name: The World Became Wallpaper (July 3, 2015)
And there ya go
you keep me hanging on again
my sweetest one
you shouldn’t push your luck too far
your hair of gold
was what i first laid my eyes on
your eyes so blue, i knew what
i stumbled upon

and suddenly
the world became wallpaper
a small distraction
from my favorite thing
and suddenly, i found what i was after
there wasn’t any time for anything

i want ya here
to keep me looking straight ahead
i’d like to share the bits and pieces of my heart
you seem to be the one
i always thought that you’d be
your smallest efforts
made the better parts of me

Track Name: This Might Be One (July 7, 2015)
i don’t believe the airline pilot
he really struck a chord
this flight is way too bumpy
start praying to the lord
i gotta make a phonecall to my
one and only lover girl
tell her i’ll be late tonight
if i make it home at all

if i never said it yet
i gotta few things i regret
this might be one
and if i ever had a reason
to be worried or to fret
this might be one

i don’t believe the government
it won’t make up it’s mind
sometimes it’s democrat
sometimes the other kind
i try and do my part
vote every chance i can
and show the world i am
a great American

Track Name: The Roar Is Over (July 8, 2015)
i gotta good idea where to find it
i’m pretty sure i know what’s coming after
i’m gonna start a group with no agenda
with no regard for anybody’s feelings

yeah you could hear the masses
pounding on the door
they only wanted warmth and satisfaction
i didn’t wanna be a dead lump lying on your floor
at least until i know the roar is over

i never plan things out cuz i know better
why complicate it more when i don’t haveta?
you always say you best defend your honor
i cannot sit through this a second longer

Track Name: Hatchet (July 9, 2015)
you’ll find a way to celebrate
and justify it in your mind
you’ll prep for it and make a date
you say you aren’t the violent kind

i looked around your place
and found a hatchet
i thought we had a bond
but i found a hatchet

you stand out like the sorest thumb
but say you want your privacy
you say the whole world has grown numb
a government conspiracy

Track Name: Bye Bye To Bad Dreams (July 14, 2015)
you’re filing for silence
you’re hoping for some peace of mind
and making the move to put distance
‘tween you and your kind

you’re making it simple and there’s no denying
your edges are clean, nothing stands in your path
bye bye to bad dreams, you can’t let them linger
throw them all away cuz they don’t mean a thing

stop talking and listen
i only want what’s best for you
please give me a minute
i need for you to think it through

Track Name: Back Where It Belongs (July 14, 2015)
there seems to be
a certain trick you have
to get back upright

not judging you
but i could surely use some notice next time

there’s fire in your head
i guess i knew it deep within me all along
there’s power in your heart
it’s good to see it back where it belongs

you’re not alone
but no one’s down for hanging
at the moment

okay with you
you’ve never gone for mindless entertainment

Track Name: Somebody Rolls The Bones (7/17/15)
I wanna go where i can hide
away from what is biting me
i need a good place to confide
my less than civil history
but where i’ll end up, who’s to say
these things i think of every day
don’t fret about what i don’t know
i’m ready for where it may go

just when i think, i have no friends
somebody grabs me, takes me back to shelter
just when i feel, the push and pull
somebody rolls the bones and makes it better

these tears of mine all have a story
i think of them as fleeting friends
that need no specialized attention
that always come back in the end
i’m drawing from a sharpened pencil
erasing when i find the time
no one can blame me for the errors
too many here, to call them mine

Track Name: Live While I'm Alive (August 3, 2015)
i’m back around, this time i went pretty far
i saw some angels and i talked to the stars
i made some plans but now i’m full of regret
i did some things that i will never forget

i’m pulling off the perfect crime
it’s good to live while i’m alive

i get the feeling that you’re tired of me
but you’re led astray by your loyalty
can’t say i blame you even one little bit
then again, i can’t say I give a shit

Track Name: Only Righteous Things (August 3, 2015)
the drop was made, the plans were final
another raid, a different trial

i wanna go where my neighbors never see my face
i wanna be what my friends pretend to be
i wanna know when i’m doing only righteous things
and only go where good angels always sing

the show is on, another challenge
receiving strong, easy to manage
a dozen things, i must remember
complete them all, before the summer

Track Name: Just A Habit (August 3, 2015)
they put up a wall,
where the poster once was
no one would say
who it was who did it
i felt pretty small
it was temporary
song in my head
kept it all from fading

that’s why i had to run
and never told you why
it all seems really dumb
i never said goodbye

i won’t try to be
what my parents wanted
i won’t try and see
through their jaded eyes
i don’t know where i
wanna keep from going
i don’t wanna try
if it’s just a habit

Track Name: A Part Of Everything Dies (August 3, 2015)
I tried to get near the subject
i wanted some kind of sign
i wanted you to be happy
i was on Dusseldorf time
why do i try and find reason?
or wait on your compromise
why do i always feel guilty?
i don’t have wandering eyes

the secret’s out in the open
no matter how hard you try
you thought you had it all factored
a part of everything dies

you bring the truth to the forefront
and help the crazy make sense
you work so hard for your money
now that you gotta pay rent\

no one can tell you you’re lazy
or make you feel like you’re wrong
you’re sweet, you talk like baby
your heartbeat’s coming along
Track Name: Little Shames - Rid Myself Of You (August 4, 2015)
another bold attempt to take me under
you never make me mad, you only make me number
you never go too far, so i’ll give you credit
i never try too hard cuz you won’t get it

i gotta get away from you
i sit and count the days
it won’t be long
i gotta rid myself of you
i think it’s safe to say
you don’t belong

it might have been good once, i don’t remember
but i know you never gave me tremors
you’re like a blemish that i can’t get rid of
you’re like a reconstructed face, i can’t love

Track Name: Divisional (August 4, 2015)
blinded by the neon
as i wait for things to change
taking shape but not quite taking hold
i drew you in the finals
as we both began the fade
alone we’d never have to make a name

surprise, you’re getting upped one
divisional, it’s great
the lies we both have told none
i know both of us relate

i overheard you whisper
what you told your closest friend
and joked about what we both had become
i’ve given you my notice
but you think it’s all in fun
i never meant to displace anyone

Track Name: Shiny New (August 6, 2015)
diving outta bed this evening
hurt myself but kept on rolling
i meant to give you much more notice
it killed me that i left you hanging

get yourself together
we’ll be taking off at 8
we’ll have to make some extra time
to get our stories straight
get yourself together
cuz it don’t look good on you
it’s up to us to make it shiny new

my head feels like it’s meta vacuum
too many things and i can’t focus
too many names and faces, faded
i’m sorry for the time you wasted

Track Name: Up Against The Wall (August 7, 2015)
you are not famous
and you don’t have what it takes to be a star
it doesn’t mean you have to take a knee
or that you can’t go far

and everywhere you wander
the people push you farther
up against the wall, up against the wall
why do you even bother?
it doesn’t make you stronger
up against the wall, up against the wall

too many problems
and you wonder just how long it all will last
you visit places that you’ve never been
but then you get out fast

Track Name: Allyson Seconds - Staring At The Sky (August 9, 2015)
i think i wanna know you
but i’m not myself
i got some apprehension
and i need some help

i know you think i’m different from the other guys
i spend too many hours staring at the sky

i really need to hold you
just to get through this
i feel so weird and hungry
asking for a kiss

Track Name: Pies To Bake (August 9, 2015) with Allyson Seconds
I’ve gotta low price on my head
and it’s got me seeing red
i’m tired of being pushed around
i think it’s time i left this town

and the few friends that i have
all think i’m down to my last leg
they think i’m dumb as dumb could be
i wish that didn’t trouble me

and before i move along
i better write this final song that’s in my head

this time i’m done playing around
i will not play the happy clown
i will not act like this is right
i will not join you in this fight

cuz i got better things to do
i’ve got more things to misconstrue
i’ve got more hearts i have to break
i’ve got a few more pies to bake

and before i move along
i better write this final song that’s in my head
and before i shuffle off
and turn the lights down, tuck myself in, go to bed
Track Name: Not The Waiting Kind (August 10, 2015)
i had a feeling that you’d make it
you do much better on your own
it took awhile to get it started
like all good dogs you found your bone

you’ve never been too patient
you’re not the waiting kind
you got so many thoughts inside your mind

you say you never will start over
sometimes that is the only way
you say you’re good, or not, whatever
it’s always work and never play

Track Name: Rock this Nation (August 12, 2015)
my dial’s set to full-on
turned off my auto pilot
called in with my location
i’m down to rock this nation

no crying outta me
it’s gotta be this way
no crying outta me
not while i’m trying to breathe (2x)

i said goodbye to family
they all said that they’d miss me
if all goes well this mission
i’ll be back home to kiss ‘em

Track Name: Fall Away (August 12, 2015)
too bad you need a daddy
you’re never ready
it’s gonna bring you down
don’t wanna hear it
it’s better when you
pretend it’s not around

i’ll leave it up to you
and hope you don’t completely fall away
i’ll let you do what you must do
and try and catch you if you fall away

i know you’re angry
you wanna change things
but you don’t quite know how
you wanna be there
when all the glory
is being passed around