"pretty good"

by free cake for every creature

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credits

released June 10, 2014

*katie bennett wrote all songs except "it's the end of the world as we know it (and i feel fine)" (R.E.M.). she sings, plays guitar, and also made the tape art

*colin manjoney recorded/ mixed/ produced/etc everything on his Tascam 488mki. he also wrote/ plays lead guitar

*francis lyons wrote/ plays drums

*brandon dyer wrote/ plays bass

*ian stewart plays bass pretty darn often

*sam smith mastered all songs


*released by double double whammy

THANK YOU: friends, Celia for being our "manager", Dean for being our first fan, Dave & Mike from Double Double Whammy, our neighbors for putting up with our house shows, all the amazing bands we get to play with and this crazy wonderful community of weirdos we've met

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Track Name: first show
split a big bottle of beer before our show
stood on the roof of the parking garage, looked down below
at all the moms and dads, who, for sure, were not going to our show
no, they just wanna go home

we chugged malt liquor, actually
8.1% to make us feel drunk more quickly, cheaply
we were already late and didn't have any money
to spend at the bar where we were playing

a family came onto the roof
they wanted to get into their car and drive home, too
we put the bottle on the ledge and walked away quickly and conspicuously
trying to pretend we weren't scoundrels and failing

$1.89 at stewart's and a few minutes later
we were sort of drunk together on the roof of a parking garage
in the beginning of december
we were about to play our first show ever
at a bar, and were were a little nervous
but we didn't go home
Track Name: can't sleep , still daydream
try as i might
i can’t sleep at night
and you got it dude
i can’t stay awake during the day

try as i might
to think about all the good things in life
when i get to sleep
can’t stop the nightmares
they haunt me the next day

i got a hillside in west virginia
waiting for me
to lay my naked body down in its grass
and i
got a wagon in oaklahoma
that’s what the oregon trail told me
though i never won that game

try as i might
and i try
with
all
my
might
can’t stop the noise
the noise in my head

so i try to write it down
try to get it out
sometimes it works out ok
those days i feel pretty great

daydream about
a big slice of pie from texas
dream about the pacific north west it’s
weather is sposed to be pretty grey
but maybe i could learn to love
rain
rains here every other day
i try not to complain
maybe i’ll buy a pair of rainboots
and go outside someday
Track Name: ttttttttttttterrified
i don't know if this is right
cause i'm terrified
i don't know what's right
cause i've always been terrified
this is fucking ridiculous
i recognize my weaknesses
but it doesn't mean
i can do or say
anything to stop them
Track Name: it sucks hanging out with you (it sucks even more when you leave)
it sucks hanging out with you
it sucks even more when you leave
it sucks hanging out with you
cause when i do we both can't speak
let's see, let's try
to do something different next time,
yeah right

it sucks hanging out with you
i wish i could talk to you
it sucks hanging out with you
i wish that you would talk to me
let's see, let's try
to do something different next time,
yeah right


it sucks hanging out with you
it sucks even more when you leave
it sucks hanging out with you
cause when i do we both can't speak
let's see, let's try
to do something different next time,
yeah right
let's see, let's try
to do something different next time,
yeah right
Track Name: don't go away ahumpf acgroomf
always been afraid to say
i wanna hang out every single day
cause i wanna be close to you
but i don’t wanna bore you

what would we even do
sitting on the floor of my bedroom
too scared to make the first move
i’d rather be alone and thinkin of you
you know that’s not true
you know that’s not true
so

don’t go away
don’t go away
fucks me up real good
fucks me up real good
when people go away

always been afraid to say
just wanna read books all day
cause i don’t wanna sound lame
don’t wanna prematurely grey

but it’s what i like to do
except when it’s all i do
don’t wanna turn crazy like virginia woolf
just wanna talk to you
you
let’s be happy like i don’t know who
and

don’t go away
don’t go away
fucks me up real good
fucks me up real good
when people go away
Track Name: too old to be a punk rock prodigy
at work customers tell me i look sixteen
i tell them i'm twenty-two, they say, "really?!"
one woman tells me i'm too skinny like a girl
one man tells me to eat some meat
i pretend his isn't what he means

i look too young yet already feel too old to do a lot of things
like wear a pumpkin pin to work or paint my nails green
and maybe it's true i'm too old but i won't let it stop me
i'll let myself be too young to dye my hair blue
i'll save it for when i turn seventy-two

yeah my hair will be royal blue
when i'm seventy-two

it's true that i'm too old to be
a punk rock prodigy
but hey that's kind of ok with me
cause it means i'm still alive and breathing
yet i feel too young to be
certain things like a college graduate and far from my family

ba ba ba ba

too old to sit outside all day like
i did when i was thirteen, feel like i need to be doing something
too young to sleep in with you
like we're married, fuck it, that's not true
i just like to wake up early

let's get married, just kidding
plus i'd loose the ring
i'm too young to keep anything
i loose a lot of things
like contact with old friends,
like my house key, the door's always open
please don't steal from me

please. don't. steal. my. mochi.

it's true that i'm too old to be
a punk rock prodigy
but hey that's kind of ok with me
cause it means i'm still alive and breathing
yet i feel too young to be
certain things like a college graduate and far from my family
Track Name: melting in december
i'll write a thousand songs
cause i don't know what else to do
i should look for a higher paying job
should call back my mom

listen to me complain
i swear, i've got ice cream for a brain
chocolate or vanilla,
it kind of all tastes the same to me
when it's melty

i'm melting in december
how confusing
choosing what to do
Track Name: song about you
i wake up early
every single morning
sometimes when i do you're
right beside me lightly snoring

i get my book out
and read through a story
pretty sure without you near me
it'd seem boring

i'd be kind of bored without you
i can't be with you now so i'm writing this song about you

i hope this doesn't freak you out
not sure what else to sing about
you know i think you're cool
and yeah! you're cool forever

and even when your breath stinks
it tastes good to me
and i'm really sorry that sometimes i'm grumpy
sometimes i need to be by myself, but when i am
you're all i think about

i'd be kind of sad without you
i can't be with you now so i'm writing this song about you
Track Name: rains even in summer
what am i supposed to do
when it rains even in summer
it just snowed all winter,
guess i'll never leave my room

never been the kind of type
to make too many moves,
so when i blame it on the weather,
you know it's only an excuse

guess i'll wait, guess i'll wait
wait for you to say come over
even if i wanna go over i won't let you know i do
guess i'll wait for you to say
that you want me to go over
every time you want me over i'm surprised you do,
that you do

i planned the perfect day
picnic in the park and
before you can say it
i know it's a cliche

but now, i'm sitting at the window
in my underwear, watching the the thunderstorm
and you're,
you're nowhere near

guess i'll wait, guess i'll wait
wait for you to say come over
even if i wanna go over i won't let you know i do
guess i'll wait for you to say
that you want me to go over
every time you want me over i'm surprised you do,
that you do

do do DEdodO doDe da dooododod

guess i'll wait, guess i'll wait
wait for you to say come over
even if i wanna go over i won't let you know i do
guess i'll wait for you to say
that you want me to go over
every time you want me over i'm surprised you do,
that you do
Track Name: just stay the same
it's funny,
when it's so sunny
the sun shines right in our eyes
we can't see a thing

you're goofy
you're loopdy-loopy
that's the way i like my friends
so just stay the same

all my friends just stay the same
just stay the same
all my friends stay in one place
stay in one place
just like a picture in a frame

life's funny,
but not too funny for me
let's do all the crazy things
that we say

you're kooky
you eat veggie sushi
but i do too
it saves the fish that way

all my friends just stay the same
just stay the same
all my friends stay in one place
stay in one place
just like a picture in a frame

just stay the same
just stay in one place
just stay the same
just stay
just stay
Track Name: it's the end of the world as we know it (and i feel fine)
ha yeah right