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: 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: 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: 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