Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

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Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

Postby ansible » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:10 am

January

Oblivion

hello again
oblivion

can you find the frequency
while the spectres hover whispering
yeah, I guess you probably could
if you were really any good

you sold yourself a trope
but then the dollar broke

hello again
oblivion

but it's no good to complain
of fatigue and existential pain
on a six-week solo drive
while your friends work nine-to-five

what really threw me off
is that all these years I thought
I'd work it out

did you sing it like it is
cause you'd really thought it'd pack 'em in
cause your kids are growing up
and you still don't make enough

hold onto what you've got
though it may not be a lot
cause now is not the time for second thoughts

you believe in it
now it's time to follow through
you believe in it
what does that say about you?

Teardrops

a setting sun
streaming through smeared windshield
not quite home
feeling low and unreal

breathe in deep
open your eyes
slam into brake lights

that's when you realize
you are not alone
teardrops fall from your eyes
flesh and blood and bone
oh

sitting up
in a daze uneasy
flashing lights
plastic cuffs, still breathing

having to
admit you made
another mistake

that's when you realize
you are not alone
teardrops fall from your eyes
flesh and blood and bone

teardrops fall from your eyes
that's when you realize

February

Someone Else's Bet

white light
maybe time to go
surrounded by all my love
dozing off

persuaded by
my mother's fear
deathbed sinner's prayer
fingers crossed

I will not lay in bed
with a wheel turning in my head
trying to figure out the spread
of someone else's bet

dinner's on the table
your mother's at the door
kids are watching TV
you never needed me more

you never needed me more
you never needed me more

telephone is ringing
bill collectors buy and sell
I may not be in heaven
but you're in hell

okay, I'll lay here a little while
if you promise to run our history through my head

when my horizon flipped
started making lists
and I'm never gonna rest in peace
in your debt

I will not lay in bed
with a wheel turning in my head
trying to figure out the spread
of someone else's bet

Little Motor

so you're made of flesh and blood
and your daughter, she called your bluff
you get emotional over empty cups
grow up

every day you wake up alive
little motor behind your eyes
that wars are fought about
by those who have no doubt
out loud

most evenings when the sun goes down
you think of leaving but you stick around
it's just a flesh wound with a proper noun
calm down

every day you wake up alive
little motor behind your eyes
that wars are fought about
by those who have no doubt
out loud

March

Island/Ocean

better to be a straight line
than to be misshapen
better to be a stranger
than to be forsaken

better to be a constant
than to be in motion
better to be an island
than to be an ocean

all along
you knew the ending
all along
you knew which notes to bend

if you think you know it
don't be scared to show it
if you want to get it right
first you have to blow it

all along
you knew the ending
all along
you knew which notes to bend

now I know
we were pretending
all along
now we're alone again

Over Again

under the water
fifteen years deep
no one is listening
no one can breathe

transmit the signal
wait in suspense
over and over
and over again

in the middle of everything
you whisper something to me
that I can't believe

under the covers
finally alone
no one is listening
no one is home

pushing each other
up to the edge
over and over
and over again

in the middle of everything
you whisper something to me
that I can't repeat

April

Goes On

it goes on and on
it goes on
on and on

it goes on and on
it goes on
on and on

right here I'll be
till I can
no longer breathe

right here I'll be
till I can
no longer breathe

it goes on and on
it goes on
on and on

it goes on and on
it goes on
on and on

all this in trust
till our kids
bury us

it goes on and on
it goes on
on and on

it goes on and on
it goes on
on and on

Animals

live to fight another day
the fruit fly sighs as evening fades
find a wife and make her pay
for wanting what she can't articulate

you hate yourself
you don't mean to
you'd cut off a leg
for something to lean into

policemen beat your neighbor's son
don't feel right to you
call 911

cause animals are learning
how to walk upright
rapturous, unnerving
the light behind their eyes
right before they try

delusion all but covers up
hiding from the light
in our superstitious clubs

the Kingdom's all around you, dear
it was never somewhere else
always right here

cebause the fruit is almost black
money sits up front
love rides in the back

cause animals are learning
how to walk upright
rapturous, unnerving
the light behind our eyes
right before we die

May

Over My Eyes

if I'm not losing sleep
I'm probably over it
might take a couple of beats
for me to decide

didn't think you'd take this long
to make up for lost time
can't help wondering why
it still feels like

both hands over my eyes
both hands over my eyes
both hands over my eyes
both hands over my eyes

sometimes twice a week
we make ourselves vulnerable
we get a little peek
over enemy lines

even as what weighs on me
is bubbling over
I understand I can't sweat
what mystery hides

both hands over my eyes
both hands over my eyes
both hands over my eyes
both hands over my eyes

Here We Are

am I that kind of guy
am I that kind of guy
is this that kind of world
are you that kind of girl

some bad dreams came at night
some bad dreams came at night
we turned off all the lights
now they come all the time

we tried to muddle through
we tried to muddle through
but then our dreams came true
now you don't know what to do

the work is pretty hard
the distance pretty far
the kids are in the car
and here we are

am I that kind of guy
am I that kind of guy
is this that kind of world
are you that kind of girl
when I was a boy
everything was right

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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

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when I was a boy
everything was right

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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

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[reserved]
when I was a boy
everything was right

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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

Postby soonersrule07 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:28 pm

you rat bastard
It's the last Noah's ark, so everything has got to fit.

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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

Postby sherpa141 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:14 am

ansible wrote:Preparing for round two.

(made you look)


Don't you mean:

Thinking of a second round/
Did you look?
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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

Postby FatalWound » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:35 pm

"Oblivion"
Hello again, oblivion
Can you find the frequency
While the specters hover whispering
Yeah I guess you probably could
If you were really any good

You sold yourself a trope
But then the dollar broke

Hello again, oblivion
But it's no good to complain
Of fatigue and existential pain
On a six week solo drive
While your friends work 9 to 5

What really threw me off
Is that all these years I thought
I'd work it out

[Not super sure about this verse]
Did you sing it like it is
Cause you really thought it'd pack them in
Cause your kids are growing up
And you still don't make it, hell

Hold on to what you've got
Though it may not be a lot
Cause now is not the time for second thoughts
You believe in it
Now it's time to follow through
You believe in it
What does that say about you?

"Teardrops"
The setting sun streaming through smeared windshield
Not quite home, feeling low and unreal
Breathe in deep, open your eyes
Slam into brake lights

That's when you realize
You are not alone
Teardrops fall from your eyes
Flesh and blood and bone
Oh

Sitting up in a daze uneasy
Flashing lights, plastic cups, still breathing
Having to admit you made another mistake

That's when you realize
You are not alone
Teardrops fall from your eyes
Flesh and blood and bone
Teardrops fall from your eyes
That's when you realize
I'm just one too many mornings and a thousand miles behind.

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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

Postby dave » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:24 pm

FatalWound wrote:Did you sing it like it is
Cause you really thought it'd pack them in
Cause your kids are growing up
And you still don't make enough


FatalWound wrote:Sitting up in a daze uneasy
Flashing lights, plastic cuffs, still breathing
Having to admit you made another mistake
shiver me timbers.

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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

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Last edited by steelopus on Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:01 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

Postby ansible » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:34 pm

Updated with February tunes.
when I was a boy
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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

Postby dave » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:27 am

ansible wrote:
dinner's on the table
your mother's at the door
kids are watching TV
you never need any more

you never need any more
you never need any more



is actually:
you never needed me more




as always, thanks for doing this.
also, congrats on parenthood. so fucking cool.
shiver me timbers.

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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

Postby ansible » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:48 am

Damn. I was hearing "needed" but couldn't make the rest of the line work.

Thanks man. It is indeed pretty fucking cool.
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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

Postby steelopus » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:25 am

Working on V2N3 over here:
http://lyrics.wikia.com/David_Bazan:Island_/_Ocean
http://lyrics.wikia.com/David_Bazan:Over_Again

Just unsure about one word in Island / Ocean:
All along
you knew the _____
All along
you knew which ropes to bend.

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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

Postby dave » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:16 am

ending

notes to bend
shiver me timbers.

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Re: Bazan Monthly - Vol. 2 (lyrics)

Postby steelopus » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:32 am

Are you sure?
:?


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