ElectrophilE

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1.
The story is a long one, the characters are flawed There is no "happy ending" just a lot of moving on and if you think that it's over, you're only half correct it never seems to disappear - it's always in my head and she still ain't comin' home still ain't comin' home As Jake drives through the country puffing in the breeze he flicks a piece of garbage for the pavement to retrieve and lights another death request that he doesn't even mean and it's all a force of habit since she kicked him to the street and she still ain't comin' home still ain't comin' home I can't remember anything where is that sweetest love. that one who's meant for me? I look up to the sky and all I see is emptiness, embarrassment, and a bitter soul. It's all a part of what I know and she still ain't comin' home still ain't comin home
2.
The voice in my head says "baby, you wanna bleed" and I can't control this livid side of me for all I'm worth and I'm beginning to see it was love it was love oh, it was love And she's inside my head just hanging around So maybe, baby, you're here and maybe you're killing time and I can't quite figure that out I'm writing the checks - I don't know what name to sign it was love it was love oh, it was love and she's inside my head just hanging around she's inside my head tying all the nerves down and she's over my head I think I'm finding that out Warm gun to the temple razor's gracing my skin and I've come back to this scene again and again and it's alright now, I'm better just to pretend it was love it was love oh, it was love and she's inside my head just hanging around she's inside my head tying all the nerves down and she's over my head I think I'm figured that out For all I'm worth, and I'm beginning to see I said - for all it's worth, yeah, I'm beginning to see it was love it was love it was love
3.
Just go to hell alright, I said it You've made your choice. I'm sure you won't regret it. You can't drag me down, I'm just too apathetic There's a whole world out there without you in it Lord knows I'll be just fine and I don't need you by my side I've got my feet on solid ground and your name means nothing to me now You're not my friend - you're just some inconvenience there's no love left, a little loss between us your knife's in my back retrieve it at your pleasure I won't hold my breath for you Lord knows I'll be just fine and I don't need you by my side I've got my feet on solid ground and your name means nothing to me now ...and I find your face so goddamn appalling All my memories; I find them so appalling... Lord knows I'll be just fine and I don't need you by my side I've got my feet on solid ground and your name means nothing to me now
4.
02:31
I've been down to Memphis (Nawlins) took a ride on many Mississippi roads I've partied out by the Ohio river until I woke up on the Jersey shore but I can't survive without you by my side I've lived with the horde in Iceland fought off that cold for two but you've gotta drive down to Texas to see the kind of stupid shit that I've been through and I can't get by without you by my side I made a friend in Kansas He suicided at 16 While I earned my scars in German-American bars just dying to die for words that I don't believe but I can't survive without you by my side and I can't decide where I want to die
5.
04:10
Daddy's watching o'er the sheep to see that they don't stray The sun was rising hot. I said I'd be on my way I've been told that in his youth my Daddy was a lot like me Yeah, but even in his youth my Daddy saw something that I couldn't see He'd say "Say a fine, fine prayer and I'll see you there" So I said a fine, fine prayer and nothing just nothing My Daddy, he's a grave man there's islands in his stare I'd ask him to forgive "Forgiveness comes from elsewhere" ... or so he said He'd say "Say a fine, fine prayer and I'll see you there" So I said a fine, fine prayer and nothing just nothing
6.
03:19
And every time I turn around I see your face Like an old projection slide without a trace And I've been taking all these pills for so long I don't know which way is up And I'm thinking 'bout giving up So I'm going back outside to be along Lock that Fucker down. I ain't coming home And I've been taking to the streets -as only a wounded man can do And I don't even have a clue
7.
01:28
Will she carve my name in the middle of her breast And stare me down like none of the rest And hold my hand on our walk through the park And we kiss in the streets just like we kiss in the dark And I need the tension Well the sound of her voice would be an angelic hell And I'll be fooled, I'll be under her spell And she'll hold me close when my hands start that shaking She'll know that she knows and she won't be mistaken That I need the tension
8.
02:59
She covers me like a coffin - Irrational it's a shame the way she wants it all She watches me like a vulture - Irrational it's a shame the way she can't let it go but your eyes are good to see when you keep lookin' back to me she just shrugs and smiles 'cause she doesn't understand it at all That's why they call it a "fall" So play the pawn for what you believe but I've got nothing up my sleeve Just a dissonance that speeds on and on and on He speaks in tongues unrequited - Irrational You can feel his mind's a burden to his soul It's a shame the way he can't let it go But when my thoughts are on your lips I'm afraid that I could slip you want to take out all the sting It's enough to leave me in screams He's in a small cafe with "Lay Lady Lay" in the walls That's why they call it a "fall"
9.
People are always askin' they say "man who's Tom Foolin'" I said he ain't no friend of mine People are always askin' they say "man who's Tom Foolin'" i said he ain't no friend of mine but if you need a friend i suggest you give him a try cause he's just a man, but man he'll be a friend 'til the day you die Now, Tom Foolin' was the one what tried to recreate his own death with a stack of prostitutes and a pack of cigarettes he said "man, oh, it ain't about the way you go it's just a question of if you're up to quest any way the wind may blow" and uhhh... "fire" he'd tell ya "fire is all ya need to find out when you're dyin what it was that made you breath" whew Tom Foolin' was just a joker with a crazy eight she had sphinx eyes and that was all he'd ever need to keep him straight and he'd say "she's my baby" "you know, uhh, she's my baby" with her pistol smile was what let him know he'd be hers for a while but Tom Foolin' was a man of slaving senses spent too much time in a bottle of wine and the sacrosanct romances singing "break me, take me, do with me what you need the first to throw his stone will just be the first to see me bleed." And I ain't never been no one to tell no one how to live but if your stones get too heavy ooooh-hoo People always askin' they say "man who's Tom Foolin'" i said he ain't the man before your face but if he ever was... he left without a trace...
10.
01:49
Pacing at the edge of my cage Fists full of smoke and a dead man's name "Don't you realize that your life is just a stain?" Oh, there's a limelight corrosive in its shine and I say "When's it my time to decide?" Fly, fight, or die. That's my disguise. Holding out another day Stray thoughts keep me sane. What the hell have I gained? Oh, in a lifetime I was what I despise and when's it my time to decide? Fly, fight, or die That's my disguise. We're not out there trading guts for glory And we don't even see the sky I'm still awake and that's my only story of every day I wondered why Fly, fight, or die was my disguise.
11.
I don't want to make your rules And I don't care what you may do Or if your voice sails out of tune So long as it's you I don't quite know wrong from right And I'm much to fast to push that ruse But I won't get lost in that good night So long as it's you Rage, rage every diatribe's an extension of an exhausted sense of empathy I'm tamed, tamed and I'm mostly sure That you're gonna be the death of me I'll understand the words you use You'll hear me out the whole way through Hell, I'd circumcise my right to choose So long as it's you Take me back to what we've loosed Before the bruising and the hopeless sense of misuse I'd do anything anything you ask me to So long as it's you Pain, pain your voice is "yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah" inside my head but you're a sight to see I'm chained, chained with such lovely accidents you couldn't dare to pity me ... but you ain't comin' home to you.
12.
I just want to live a civil life Don't want to waste it all on fussing and fighting I can't survive at the edge of a knife I want to feel inspired but I don't want to die here A civil life's the only life for me All I really want is a little peace And I just want to live a frantic life Don't want to waste it all on watching passersby I want to thrive in the heat of the night Under neon signs in the cityscape with the sirens racing by A frantic life's the only life for me All I really want is a little dream and I just want to life a simple life Where the grass is greener 'cause the fences climb so high Don't want to blow it all on running down a vice I just want open skies where the stars look divine. A simple life's the only life for me All I really want is everything
13.
04:52
Jesus Christ and some Other Guy walk into a bar the Other Guy says "Hi" Jesus says "How far do you gotta drive to get to the penitentiary?" "Just a little ways down that road," he says "you can follow me." Well they got to the spot and there sat I without a clue Face to face with Jesus Christ some Other Guy, too and Jesus says "Son, son... I'm sorry about your luck but that fella there just flipped the switch and I'm here to let you know from here on out your ... " And I dream, dream I've seen stranger things And I'd dream, dream about you if you'd only dream about me, too. Now, I got this woman; she's a perfect Georgia peach She's Irish, Welsh, and German English, Czech, and Cherokee And I know wolves don't smile They just show off their teeth but it takes a woman like her to make a decent man out of me So I dream, dream I've seen stranger things And I'd dream, dream about you If you'd only dream about me, too.

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released April 5, 2008

addamn brewster - vocals, rhythm guitar
tommy guns - bass guitar, backup vocals
freddie the baby - drums, backup vocals

All songs written by addamn brewster with the exception of "still ain't comin' home" - tommy guns, "the perks" -music by tommy guns, "the j.s." - brewster/guns. All songs arranged by brewster/guns. Additional backup vocals provided by: track 3 - Adam Lavigne; tracks 5, 6, and 9 - Abby Belle; track 14 - Josh Eagle. Additional instrumentation provided by: lead guitar/keyboards (and other random) on most all tracks and rhythm guitar "the perks" - tommy guns; drums on track 3 - Adam LaVigne; cello on track 5 - freddie the baby. All songs skillfully produced/mixed/masterd by Tommy Cappel at "AjumpsBshoots Recording Studio" in Cincinnati, OH.

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The Atomic Atoms Cincinnati, Ohio

The Atomic Atoms (Adam Singer and Tommy Cappel) are a stupid band with a stupid name that writes stupid songs.
We don’t play shows. We barely, if ever, promote ourselves. We are so ‘Indy’ we aren’t sure if -we- have even heard of us. It’s sure to go over like a lead zeppelin.
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