Lyrics

OFF EP 

"Check Please"

 

Hoping that I'm making 

Hoping that I'm making sense

every time you break it you know I've got to mend this fence

think I'll have to break it

think I'll have to break this time

don't want to be broken 

I don't want to have to lie

 

but I can't bear to lose this time 

no I can't bear to lose this time

I'm scared I may lose my mind

so I'll push all my clarity behind me, check please. 

 

Hoping that I'm making, hoping that I'm making sense

every time you spurn me I lose a little confidence

oh Chartreuse in the morning, sticking to my lips like you

blaze it up at noontime, the kind of haze you can't see through 

 

but I can't bear to lose this time 

no I can't bear to lose this time

I'm scared I may lose my mind

so I'll push all my clarity behind me, check please. 

 

"Giuseppe" 

 

Listen to Giuseppe play the trumpet he's so good

he's better at the music than at life or fatherhood

satchmo, how do you hold a note so long?

what do you eat or drink that makes you so strong?

 

He says he gets it all from the open air

he says he gets it all but I don't believe him

It's got to be cocaine or he wouldn't stare

so long at the sugar on my shirt, no sir

I know better

I know better

I know better, better, better boy

 

Listen to my brother brag about all his hot girls

variegated muses from all corners of the world 

brother how does it feel to be so popular?

yeah you're an internet conquest Casanova sure

 

He says he gets it all from the open air

he says he gets it all but I don't believe him

It's got to be cocaine or he wouldn't stare

so long at the sugar on my shirt, no sir

I know better

I know better

I know better, better, better boy

 

listen to that politician making all his plans

he's gonna fix the world and be a perfect family man

Mister Trump, how did you get so damn wise?

and convince a single soul to put their trust in your tiny eyes?

 

He says he gets it all from the open air

he says he gets it all but I don't believe him

It's got to be cocaine or he wouldn't stare

so long at the sugar on my shirt, no sir

I know better

I know better

I know better, better, better boy

 

"Invisible Men" 

 

I'm a little late to find my teenage angst but 

everything always seemed fine, just fucking fake smut

everyone's so fucking dumb right now it's scary 

newsmen leap from my TV, so big and hairy 

 

My facebook friends think dumbass Trump's a valid entry

of all the things to set me off, this wakes my fury 

 

ahhhhhh

 

Somebody please get some ganja to numb me

everyone I know does drugs, so fuckin' fancy

what's say we go out tonight and start a cop fight?

we'll show up with knives and guns and leave unscratched 

cause we're white

 

ahhhhhh

 

In my head are cartoon versions of obese white men 

wielding power undeserved, taking it from women

our leaders are a goddamn joke, why don't we depose them?

is it 'cause they're hard to find, invisible men?

 

"Off"

Chalk it up baby to a tacit haze

run me through a grocery of childish phases 

cover up my mouth with greasy hands

chew and swallow pills are straight from Satan's cabinet 

swear to God I've spent a lifetime building habits 

swallow down the hard stuff before it's chewed 

 

I've been down before but I'm never so down as when I get down with you 

I've been off before but I'm never so off as when I get off with you 

 

Spiral down lower into plastic hellfire 

shoot me up with promises of equal wordpower

cover up my eyes with greasy hands 

pacify the urge to seek out happy countries 

let go of the ledge and fall down where the void bleeds

let me inside your haunted dreams

 

I've been down before but I'm never so down as when I get down with you 

I've been off before but I'm never so off as when I get off with you

 

"Aging Out of the 20th Century"

Though our ages don't differ vastly

several big years have passed me

I know I'm making much of a small thing

 

Still how many botched relations, 

how many shit vacations does it take

to separate an old man from a young one?

oooooo   

 

But old men tell me, happiness comes easily 

so I don't have to be afraid 

old me tell me happiness comes easily 

so I don't have to be afraid 

 

Your youthful eyes cry fire 

but mine, they lack desire

oh I know I'm making much of a small thing

still what about all my hatred?

how did I get so jaded? 

Oh I hope I won't stay this way forever 

ooooo

 

But old men tell me, happiness comes easily 

so I don't have to be afraid 

old me tell me happiness comes easily 

so I don't have to be afraid