Bastard Sunshine

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03:56
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04:19
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released June 17, 2011

Guest guitar by Jon Shearsmith on track 1 and Karl Caris on track 6

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Track Name: The Optimist
This story has an optimistic ending
I have felt it from the start
and ultimately
I am one unhappy motherfucker
constantly afraid i'll be made to breathe hard
I used to read a lot of books
I considered myself well read
But then I discovered computer games
and the internet
Didn't go so well
My mind went to hell
I'll thank whichever god you like for this guitar

But when I fall
I fall hard
Whether it be in love
or apart
it doesn't matter
nothing's ever mattered

You ask me not to be so eager
but that is difficult for me
you see I've already thought through
every situation we
might go through
up until
the blue moment
I tell you I'm in love
even the optimist inside my head is telling me to give up
telling me to give up
I'm giving up
I'm giving up

But when I fall
I fall hard
Whether it be in love
or apart
It doesn't matter
nothing's ever mattered
and to qualify for clinical depression
I guess I'd have to harm myself
But I've already learnt my lesson
my mother need not fear for my health
for every demon on my shoulder
I shall battle with her heart
this story has n optimistic ending
I have felt it from the start
from the start
whether it be in love
or apart
Track Name: Addicted to Nothing
Speechless!
I stutter
because I can't seem to find the words, and
I am addicted to nothing
because nothing ever seems to work, and
if nothing ever really hurts!
then fuck man
you must be lucky
because the rest of us
just get burnt

High five!
for remembering
that blues bands don't hold hands
with folk-song melodies
and I oughta wear sunglasses up here
the future looks so bright
that it's burning out my eyes
and I'm so sweet
that I'll rot your teeth
but you don't
care
yeah I'm so sweet
that I'l rot your teeth
but you don't care

And maybe I wasn't born to be happy
so I guess all we have to do is wait
yeah
maybe I wasn't born to be
happy
so I guess
it's lucky for you that I don't believe in
fate

little traitor
you don't get to live
'cause that's my bread and butter you're fucking with
I fucking love those metalheads!
And that's what's wrong
it seems that everyone around us
knows where we came from

what if I just said
goodbye
this'd all go away!
what if I just said
goodbye
this'd all go away
you'd forget my mistakes
you'd forget my
…mistakes
you'd forget
my!
Mistakes…

And maybe I wasn't born to be happy
so I guess all we have to do is wait
yeah
maybe I wasn't born to be
happy
yeah maybe I wasn't born to be happy
yeah
maybe I wasn't born!
to be happy
so I guess
it's lucky for you that I don't believe in
fate
Track Name: Lovely (How Obvious of Me)
We worship false idols
why worship anything at all
I'm sorry, sweetheart
but you met me too
late
just be at peace
I
don't hate
maybe after all this is over
we can really see the world

We don't smile
that's a lie
I smile a lot
and I'm not sorry, sweetheart
for being too polite
did you know
this could be
not just any other night
not just any other night

and blue eyes
they become an angel
even if the eyes aren't real
and flowers are lovely
how obvious of me
but sometimes you just have to say how you feel

We walk on cliff edges
every single day
inside our heads
and that little voice says jump
but we don't jump
I don't jump
I push you over
and then you spread you wings

Oh no, you just turned into an angel
Oh no, you just turned into an angel
Oh no, you just turned into an angel
Oh no, you just turned into an angel…

and blue eyes
they become an angel
even if the eyes aren't real
and flowers are lovely
how obvious of me
but sometimes
you just have to say how you feel
and the way you stare me down
while I'm
playing you a song
well that's alright
it's actually what I like
and you're so far above me
you're so fucking lovely
yeah you're so far above me
but I might just pretend you aren't!
and continue
to fight
for your love

Oh no, you just turned into an angel...
Oh no, you just turned into an angel!
Track Name: We Are
Melody is a chemical reaction
curving and turning
and burning my insides out
attraction is just the idea
that the taste of your mouth
will be better
than bedtime stories
the taste of your spit will erase how boring it feels
to be alive today
just give me a life today
better yet, teach me
how to be filthy
how to be extra-ordinarily guilty
oh I'm guilty I'm guilty

she says,
"Please don't do this to me."
and I whisper,
"It's already done."
As I drive the knife home
twist it
kiss her hard
bite out her tongue

We Are!
Oh we are what we are
how we are what we are
that we are

Harmony is the cure for cancer
but not the answer to smaller problems
it's the feeling of pleasure
so alike a lifetime of leaser
without conflict, what are we but lost?
focusless, fickle
fucked for a nickle
standard and sickly
notice the blood trickle
oh notice the blood trickle

she says,
"Please don't do this to me."
and I whisper,
"It's already done."
As I drive the knife home
twist it
kiss her hard
(and) bite out her tongue
she says,
"Please don't do this to me!"
and I whisper,
"It's already done."
As end the embrace
kiss her
taste tears on her face
miss her
and oh what a waste
I might bite out her tongue
so I won't have to listen
cut off my ears to avoid
hearing all that she'd say
words that would make me stay

Oh we are what we are
how we are what we are

We Are!
Oh we are what we are
How we are what we are
that we are
WE ARE!
Oh we are what we are
How we are what we are
that we are
Track Name: Tick
Can I be the first one to extend congratulations?
Because I certainly don't waste time
is it just my concussion
or are you falling in love again?

Don't waste your time on me
cutie-pie
my voice can barely reach the notes in this song tonight
I'll need a new task force to police my alibis
I'm glad you didn't try to kiss me
'cause I would've made you cry

Can i be the first one to point out the beauty
of what it is that beats in your chest?
It's a strong proclamation that the world's not so terrible
that we're not so far gone yet
and this'll all end up the same way
mightn't it?
We'll get drunk, kiss, and forget
sone advice: your heart's never wrong
all those ticks mean correct

Don't waste your time on me
cutie-pie
my voice can barely reach the notes in this song tonight
I'll need a new task force to police my alibis
I'm glad you didn't try to kiss me
'cause I would've made you cry

There's no picture of heaven like I'll find in your smile
Track Name: I Caught a Curse
Hey man
I bet the upkeep's hell to pay
and I fought
and fell for
could've lied but I didn't
the scent of blood on my boots
though I washed it all
away

I caught a curse
between my teeth
I've kept on talking myself up
because it was so easy
it's easy

And true to my word
I never lied
though I believe I may have died a little inside
I can still look at myself in the mirror I've tried
so I guess I'm
fine

She looks so casualesque
exposing one milk-white breast
and you may call it lust
but we're cold to the touch
so hey, man, hey
don't lose your way, man, hey
you wanna stay, man?
then stay

I caught a curse
between my teeth
I caught smoke in my hand
and no-one believed
so don't joke with me man
don't fuck with me please

And true to my word
I never lied
though I believe I may have died a little inside
I can still look at myself in the mirror I've tried
so I guess I'm
fine

I'm fine (repeat)

And true to my word
I never lied
though I believe I may have died a little inside
I can still look at myself in the mirror I've tried
but the mirror man
doesn't understand
doesn't wanna catch my eye
he'll only whisper softly,
"Things'll be alright"
so I guess I'm
fine