Yikes

by Glueboy

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glueboy is:
jonathan marty (guitar/vox)
coby chafets (bass/vox)
eli sills (drums/vox)

Recorded and mixed by Nick Dooley at his barn in Vermont
Mastered by Amar Lal

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released July 30, 2016

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Track Name: Foot Soldier
little foot soldier, won't you come on in and write yr name on the walls? there's no one here + they're bound to fall. break an egg, break a bottle; hear a block party then call the cops. it's far too late + they're bound to stop. well i've been in love before and it was with my surroundings, but love was taken away by those who love the finer things. promise i won't get caught up in concertina strings, just leave. well my head'll hit the floor as all my fellow newbies sing about all the former glories all while residing in King's. promise all our hands are knives and all the love will sting. just leave. you don't care, you'll be gone soon enough. "please" and "thank you," it's not so tough. you don't care, you'll be gone soon enough.
Track Name: Oral B
Brushin my teeth, with bottled water, in Chinatown, the day after your birthday, and nobody's staring at me. I'm just standing and brushing my teeth.

Trying to reach you, but my phones dying, and there's no service in this massage parlor. My brother is taking his time. I can't get you out of my mind!

(anthemic oohs)

Walking slowly thru any part of this town will change you and make you feel better, but nobody's sticking around, and my friends are all leaving town.

(anthemic oohs)

Rushing home from the movie theater, did you get in ok? Or are you still waiting? Gonna miss you so much when you're gone (my best friend was right all along). Brushing my teeth, staring down at your toothbrush, hoping you'll need it again. I can't throw this one out, I'll go crazy. I miss you so much when you're gone. My best friend was you all along.

(Where's Jonathan?)
Track Name: Empty Nest
throw me to the abyss. testosterone boxes on my way to supper. still in that backseat, waiting anxiously. what happens as they return from those cruel thirty feet? i don't wanna move to ohio. i can't stand the thought of being upstate. and when you're gone, it's a nervous tick beating on and on. all else is summer camp. saunter off to tour d'ivoire, leave empty nest at home. yes i thought there'd be more trapped beneath this dome. i never settled down, walking every night. no one hear to be found, nothing comes out right.
Track Name: Telescreen
I was staring at a telescreen, not thinking much about philosophy, getting hella lit by my lonesome tonight. I put on a song that could describe my scene and tried to will my way to ecstasy. The glaze on the donut stole its look from my eyes. I did it till eleven, then I turned off The Lights!

And as I tried and failed to fall asleep, I couldn't stop having epiphanies- making vows to change so i could "better my life", but I was lying in a double bed, and I had no one there to share it with, no one there to tell so I kept it inside.

If you were here, I maybe could have said it and tried it. Now there's no one left that I trust enough to confide in. Now it's so difficult to close my eyes up, so I didn't till I saw the first appearance of The Light.

Then I started reminiscing about all the exciting things I used to do back when I was alive. I would start my day out every morning smiling, seventeen and ignorant and living on an island. Now when I wake up, I need to hold up my eyelids as the sunlight burns right thru my iris. Buzz me in the morning, put me down every night. I'll do it til I'm seventy and turn off The Lights!
Track Name: You Shout
holding onto the weight of my contention. not like you had the best of intentions. only closely do we seem golden. not a lot of time was spent on me, that's fine. living in comfort with petty illusions, but you told me to stay calm. and i can't hear when you shout "this is me" in someone else's words and i, well i can't find another way. it'd be nice to finally meet you someday. marked by inexperience and lack of connections, so i turn to white noise when seeking protection. you're all gone now. you've got a new toy to brandish while i sit inside and think about when this living discomfort did not overwhelm me, and how when it did it was good. and i can't hear when you shout "this is me" in someone else's words and i, well i can't find another way. it'd be nice to finally meet you someday. i'd go to church on sunday if you could make all of this stop.
Track Name: Zoe
Come say hi if you're free, we'll watch The Simpsons' most sincerest season (3). I bought my bed, I confess, just for me, lonely me, but now my sheets ain't soft 'less you come by to sleep.

Oh, Zoe, tell me what to do. I'm dumb, and I've got no clue. Oh, Zoe, I swear my love is true, and now I leave it up to you.

While you learn, I will burn, and pace around my place and wait for your return. And when you're back, just unpack, matter of fact, forget about that- walk up to my door and buzz one thousand times.

Oh, Zoe, tell me what to do. I'm dumb, and I've got no clue. Oh, Zoe, I swear my love is true, and now I leave it up to you- you know I'm dumb enough to screw this up all by myself! I need yr help!

Tell me what to do, Tell me what to do. Tell me what to do, tell me what to do.
Zoe, tell me. Tell me what to do.
Zoe, tell me. Tell me what to do.
Zoe, tell me. Tell me what to do.
Zoe, tell me. Tell me what to do.
Track Name: Space
try to be the one who changes that which you're complicit in. frame a picture of the past on the wall, wash away yr sins. break it into little pieces. cut fingers on broken glass. revel in the blood and elevate the flood as you's move here en masse. i don't know how to exist without taking up space that i won't need or miss in a few years. you're surely doing this all wrong. watch the reoccurring feature; glass springs up from vacant lots. live ever spiteful, complete the cycle of blighted to "hot." you don't know how to exist without taking up space that you won't need or miss in a few years. you're surely doing this all wrong. no one knows how to exist without taking up space that you won't need or miss in a few years. you're surely doing this all wrong.
Track Name: Sidelines
I was up to my neck in you last night, in old memories. Talked my roommates heads off for some time, I think I put 'em all to sleep. If you were around, if I was too, what would you wanna do?

I can't watch you from the sidelines. I feel yr changes, and I know you feel mine. We're all thru, and maybe that's alright, but I can't watch you from the sidelines.

I'm going out in my slippers to get some air, I need vitamin D. Find a piece of you lying everywhere, I just let em be. If you weren't yourself, if you were me, what would you do differently?

I can't watch you from the sidelines. I feel yr changes, and I know you feel mine. We're all thru, and maybe that's alright, but I can't watch you from the sidelines.
Track Name: Couch
i think that we're scared of the day when this won't be ok and i find the correct thing to say. views looked so pretty when we went to the show. ratty couch, leave me out here in the snow. but i still let you inside at the risk of one great divide. all while we're doing fine. 'cuz i still read the postcards in this mind and they read out "only once but not again; a life without someone to take the world by storm with and they down." and all the while to think i'll never see you smile. well at least i tried.
Track Name: Falling Down
Falling down again, guess I didn't understand that gravity and balancing just really aren't my friends. On the ground, I'm safe and sound, i'll get up in a sec- come back at ten and watch again as my face hits the deck!

Falling down again, I'm falling down again, doing my best to subway surf, but I can't fight this trend. I'm on my knees and it would be so nice if you'd pretend that I am on my feet right now, not falling down again.

Falling off a ledge, guess I'd better watch my head. I'm always second guessing every step that I attempt, and as I fall I see it all and everything makes sense, and when I hit the curb my teeth get crushed on the pavement.

Falling down again, I'm falling down again, doing to my best to catch myself before I hit the sand. When I fall down it fills my mouth, i'm choked up half to death! My face is red, i'm filled with dread, I'M RUNNING OUT OF BREATH!

Falling down again, falling down again. Falling down again, falling down again,falling down again, falling down again. FALLING DOWN AGAIN, I'M FALLING DOWN AGAIN!!!!