Snafu

by The Deadbees

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released January 29, 2014

All songs written and played by BB except track #2, which was co-written by Moog Hescock, and C. Bax played on it and helped with knob-twiddling. BB lives in Chicago under a pile of comic books. He is bipolar positive.

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Track Name: Unraveling Cosmos
wake up
push off the cold sheets
posh luck
live on a blue streak
always snowing these days
in no direction
just like home
confessing to be so small
in process, in time
to be the bouncing ball
of all the peaks and valleys
cliffs and shorelines
up and down, down and up
I want what's left of life
in shiny falling pieces from above
I want impressions
of this fleeting spell I mention
to console your heart with love
Track Name: No Miniature Word for Beautiful
I can’t see straight
But I’m starting to see
This is miniature you
This is miniature me

Seeing stars in the sky
And the sky is a screen
They are starting to fall
They are pelting the street

And the fabric will flutter
Down like the sheet
On a childhood fort
We will live underneath

In the stuttering traffic
Gasping to breathe
The miniature people
Are starting to scream

And the Giant Regime
Will be gnashing their teeth
With their eyes on the ceiling
They’re sewing the seams

When all hope is gone
And there’s nowhere to flee
A hero reveals his true identity
The Giants all thought

There was no one alive
Until our hero, Mega Mini
Punched a hole in the sky

"Forward our footsteps
And when we aim, they fall
I will stay Mega Mini
I will stay true to form
You are much more than pretty
You are so beautiful”

The miniature word for miniature is "mini"
The miniature word for beautiful is "pretty"

None, or only one of you

No miniature word
The miniature word for miniature is "mini"
No miniature word for beautiful
Track Name: One Night Standard
hey mrs. morningsmile
yes, i forgot your name
and a handsome many
from which to choose
when you play it fast and loose
waking up next to lovely news
perhaps i should recap with you
cuz you're so beautiful
to me, to me, to me, to me

hey mrs. afterwhile
this is when we explain
who we are and what we do
exchange IDs and other proof
who we are and what we do
i'm a world-class loner
i was born to lose
who we are and what we do
which charity has brought you
to my small, dark room?
and who would i be to refuse?
when you play it fast and loose
waking up nekkid with the same tattoo
perhaps i can't slow down with you
cuz you're so beautiful
to me, to me, to me, to me

hey mrs. afterdark
this is where we remain
sparklers swinging
searching for the truth
our kind play it fast and loose
lightning bolts will light the fuse
perhaps i'll just explode with you
Track Name: Zombie Dance
i wanna know now, baby
do you believe in second chances?
i'm reaching my hands out, baby
do you think you wanna dance?
oh, oh, oh
i come back to life now, baby
when i'm with you
i'm moving my feet now, sweetie
to keep up with you
woo

you move so smooth, my darling
your blood, it must be pumping
every time i see you, my darling
my heart almost starts thumping
i take your hand in mine
we crawl out of our graves
the night is ours again
it's calling out or names
woo

i wanna know now, baby
do you believe in second chances?
i'm reaching my hands out, baby
do you think you wanna dance?
oh, oh, oh
i come back to life now, baby
when i'm with you
i'm moving my feet now, sweetie
to keep up with you
woo

yes, i wanna know
i wanna know
i'm reaching my hands out just for you
Track Name: Prelude to a Daydream
we'll have dinner soon
and i'll pick up the check
if i know you
you're planning what's next
i waited my turn
this lineup's a mess
if i know you
you've got a man on deck
tapping his cleats
and popping his neck
swinging his bat
pointing to the fence
and all i hear
is staticstaticstaticstaticstaticstaticstaticstatic
Track Name: Rape this City
we're gonna rape this city
we're gonna rape this city
we're gonna rape this city tonight

so bring all your lipstick
but not for the cool kids
not even for you or me
we're gonna rape this city tonight

cuz i wanna love you
like nobody does
and i wanna kiss you
just because

so bring all your lipstick
we'll do all the cool shit
i'll tell you what we're gonna do
we're gonna rape this city tonight

wipe down our fingerprints
don't wanna leave that behind
well, if you see that the city's animals are acting funny
that's just us
but we won't be here sunday, oh no
and even if you pin us to the scene of the crime
you know you can't prove nothing
come on, motherfucker

so bring all your lipstick
but not for the cool kids
not even for you and me
we're gonna rape this city tonight

cuz i wanna love you
like nobody does
and i wanna kiss you because
we're gonna rape this city tonight

yes, i wanna love you
like nobody does
and i wanna kiss you because
we're gonna rape this city tonight
Track Name: The Missing Sock
i'm the lone sock in the drawer
when all the other socks are gone
i don't know what i'm for

i'm the lone sock in the drawer
i lost my partner years ago
now i'm all alone

said it was a matter of waste
we'll pick em, pair em off, and put em on display
twist your little lips
bend your little will
find a pie cooling on a window sill
i bet you will, yeah, i bet you will
tiny sunken ships
rotting in the dark
follow the thread
you'll find Noah's Arc
i bet you will, yeah, i bet you will

but you will never, ever find that missing sock
Track Name: Anyone Can Beat Me Up
anyone can beat me up
anyone can beat me up
two little hands, these are my defense
i die so easy
but i get my revenge

see my slow motion?
watch me spinning around
little puppy at the pound
waiting for you
so please
come and pick me up now

anything can fuck me up
anything can fuck me up
two little eyes, these are my pretense
one gives a wink
and the other pretends

once you go crazy
where do you go?
are you just going?
what is it that you know?

i need to say this
so please
even if you're busy
listen up now

you have the right to be happy
you have the right to be sad
you know that you're the light at the end of your tunnel
be sure of that

anyone can beat me up
anyone can beat me up
two skinny legs, these are meant for kicks
i stand on a thin blade
and i jog on a fence

jump in slow motion
watch me flip to the ground
hot lava sucks me down

i'm praying for you
so please come and pick me now

anything can fuck me up
anything can fuck me up
two little ears for the birds i hear
i run through the forest
till i'm out in the clear

down in the creek bed
so quiet and low
i drink a magic potion
now i'm starting to grow

you're free to say this
so please
i'm a giant baby
listening now
Track Name: Every Day Is So Full
don't worry about fucking things up
be faithful that you'll find a way to make a mistake
all these things you're making up, you're dreaming up
i wonder if we're ever really truly awake

when every day is so full
as it disappears
beneath the leaves
numbers falling off the wall

every day you can't retrieve
put a bow on the present
won't you give it back to me?

put a bow on the present
won't you give it back to me?
put a bow on the present
won't you give it back to me?
put a bow on the present
won't you give it back to me?
put a bow on the present

you'll understand the satellite
oh, little boy
you'll live and die
in Illinois

you'll understand the satellite
split a pack of smokes
and sell our souls
like dirty jokes

you'll understand the satellite
and climb or choke
they were just throwing you a rope
Track Name: Pull Me Down
It’s probably just a phase
A new boyish obsession
Stay up late with me
We’re gonna do what we want
We’re gonna never learn our lesson
You could teach me all your shades
Of your brilliant indiscretion
Well it’s killing me that I got nothin prove
But don’t get the wrong impression
We could draw our names in the sand
Or we could just write ‘help’ instead
And sit on the dock with our feet in the lake
Until the helicopter lands
Oh baby, I see me and you
On the bright side of the moon
Our silhouettes are goin crazy again
They’re booty bumpin to this tune

Alone, get alone at last
Alone, get along at last
Alone, get alone at last
Alone, get along at last

You say we’re already home
You say it’s me that you know

You can tell me by now
Am I doing it right?
You can read it aloud
In the reach of your light
You can sing me a song
You can see me a sight
Disappear whispering
Become clear in the light
Walk away, walk around
Walk to me, pull me down
Pull me out, take it off
Pull me in, pull me down
Push me off, walk away
As I’m hovering round
Turn around, not away
Grab ahold, pull me down
Yeah, pull me down

Well tell me bout the time
There was a pretty good night
To sit beside the lake
And drink in the light
Tremble like a leaf
Then burn like a fire
Twist up in embers
Disappear in the sky

You say we’re already home
You might think so
But you don’t know
These little dreams that we broke
You might think so
We don’t know
You say it’s me that you know
You might think so
But you don’t know
Track Name: Mississippippi
all set to run, cracked off the alarm

no sense is slow, no sense is a horoscope

twisting off slopes end sly, end back around again, wise

turn back around again twice

tapping the glass, daring the Pleistocene

moving the nouns, stealing the room

I finally found your back

to aim my speech patterns

gonna sail straight down to New Orleans

through the shadows of the trees

of the Mississippippi

gonna sail straight down to New Orleans

through the shadows of the trees

of the Mississippippi

gonna sail straight down to New Orleans

through the shadows of the trees

and someday we’ll know somehow that shit matters

at the school, writing rehearsed retorts

after school, teachers burning our book reports

we’ll disfigure and blame our speech patterns

after class, you’ll try to be nice to me

I’ll pass a letter of bright catastrophes

at least you tried to show me

that all of this matters

when we get old, will you pass it back to me?

well, Nigger Jim will always be black to me

I guess nobody told them then that shit matters

if growing old, you’re turning your back to me

if that’s all I find

to aim my speech patterns

gonna sail straight down to New Orleans

through the shadows of the trees

of the Mississippippi

gonna sail straight down to New Orleans

through the shadows of the trees

of the Mississippippi

gonna sail straight down to New Orleans

through the shadows of the trees

of the Mississippippi

gonna sail straight down to New Orleans

through the shadows of the trees

of the Mississippippi
Track Name: Find a Spark
you see it all around you
but you will not give in
a sea that swims around you
smashing, spilling in

cuz what you've seen
and what you've heard
is what you make out of your words
is what you think
is what you learn
It's what you make out of your words

the sky is there to ground you
so stand up and resist
love looks
but has it found you?
rise out from the mist

these arms have wrapped around you
this is for the best

cuz what you've seen
and what you've heard
is what you make out of your words
is what you think
is what you learn
It's what you make out of your words

try to be yourself
ride the fine line of duplicity
try to reinvent electricity
find a spark
now it's burning all alone in the dark

making history
you don't need conflict for misery
find obstacles to overcome
now start
because i'm burning all alone in the dark

try to be yourself
ride the fine line of duplicity
try to reinvent electricity
find a spark
now it's burning all alone in the dark

making history
you don't need conflict for misery
find obstacles to overcome
now start
because i'm burning all alone in the dark
Track Name: In the Darkest Place
Yeah, I’m pretty sure that the world’s about to end. My dog’s afraid of squirrels, they will leave her skeleton in a furry cloud of tails that twirl as black tornadoes spin. Yes, I’m completely certain that the world’s about to end. A man leans on the wrong button in a stupid accident, then we’re all plus-size models, but only as silhouettes. It’s true, I have no doubt the world is ending this weekend. A meteor hits the earth and brings the dinosaurs back again, and the tree house isn’t safe anymore. There’s only one place that is, there, on the merry-go-round. And hey, no one asked you to leave. Oh, what a relief it is to be wrong when sincerity’s replaced with shame. Black hole, eye of storm, eye of animal untamed. I’ve never believed in something so strong the wind wouldn’t blow it away. Black shore, bloody fish staring beautiful and strange. I wanna believe in something so strong smashing waves wouldn’t wash it away. Black eye, bloody sky bleeding freezing drops of rain. I wanna believe in something so strong all the dark couldn’t hide it away. Black teeth, bloody mouth seeking something nice to say. So part your lips, open your mouth. Watch the fireflies come flying out. See swirling lights out in the open. The greatest shame is never hoping. So part your lips, open your mouth, watch the fireflies come flying out. You always thought that they’d be locusts. You always thought the plague. You always kept your focus in the darkest place.
Track Name: I Am So Proud of You
take it all in stride
is that why you move?
keep up with your youth
don't keep it deep inside
you may stay still
the world still moves
don't keep it deep inside
the spirit inside of you moves
it sits on a swing in your mood
the fire that burns deep inside
the silence you find in your room
the shadows the bend by the moon

go to sleep now little baby
and if you need a dream
i'll sing you one

go to sleep now little baby
and if you lost your dreams
save me one

go to sleep now little baby
and if you need a dream
i'll sing you one

you know that you are alive
should you need some kind of proof
reflecting the world in a spoon?
don't keep it deep inside
your heart will explode
popcorn in the fire
don't kiss it all goodbye
leave footprints in the snow
melt them when you cry
don't believe we die
leave the hat on the table
it will move in time


go to sleep now little baby
and if you need a dream
i'll sing you one

go to sleep now little baby
and if you lost your dreams
save me one

go to sleep now little baby
and if you need a dream
i'll sing you one