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I don't believe we met before - don't recognize your face And I don't think I like it here - let's get out of this place I have informed opinions but they're lost in all the noise I need a better job or I will have to sell my toys I never go to shopping malls - teenagers make me tense I didn't read the news today - oh boy, it makes no sense I'm satisfied with "just because" - the reason: just because I waste the whole night watching cable laughing at your flaws I can conceive I'm standing here with everything I know I'm not concerned that hell's above and heaven's down below And I believe it's hopeless.. it's hopeless.. it's hopeless It's hopeless.. it's hopeless.. it's hopeless, I do believe.. I never read your magazines - because they're full of blame I never trim my hedges and my neighbor is the same I like to drink I like to smoke - I get to 'cuz I'm pissed While you don't think and you don't vote 'cuz you're an anarchist As much as I like power bars they do things to my guts I can't rely on happiness - I much prefer the ruts They say the earth rotates but I'm not moving from this spot Where I work like hell so I can't dwell on everything I'm not I can conceive I'm standing here with everything I know I'm not concerned that hell's above and heaven's down below And I believe it's hopeless.. it's hopeless.. it's hopeless It's hopeless.. it's hopeless.. it's hopeless.. it's hopeless.. I can conceive I'm standing here with everything I know I'm not concerned that hell's above and heaven's down below And I believe it's hopeless.. it's hopeless.. it's hopeless It's hopeless.. it's hopeless.. it's hopeless, I do believe..
2.
After you break up That's when you'll wake up The scene you're makin' We know you're fakin' Jiggle and gyrate Body love, eyes hate Serious moonlight You'll still sleep alone tonight Try so hard Luck don't seem to get much better, no Try so hard Luck don't seem to get much better Slam empty mailbox As your life tick tocks Nowhere to go to 'Cuz nobody chose you Try so hard Luck don't seem to get much better, no no no Try so hard Luck don't seem to get much better, no no
3.
We're back from rehab rebound where eagles guard the skies Don't pry the screen door ajar - we must keep out the flies These things are alive Attack the blue back pocket - to wisen is to steal Jump down the stairwell to hell if that's just how you feel These things aren't real Forget the shellac big black - chuck out those 45's Winch down the sub ground new sound and watch it not survive These things don't apply Reach up and cop the rough cut - it makes your mamma proud Direct the hot projectile into the weary crowd These things are allowed - These things are allowed These things are allowed - These things are allowed
4.
Thank you for all your letters - I keep them safe in my dome They make me feel much better as I try to ignore the broken bone And yet we didn't stick together - another big loss, cover blown I kept my promise - now it's your turn Don't leave me hanging - I kept my promise I kept my promise - you keep yours, too No time for surgery - they say your condition is disastrous, unknown But I know what's good for me leave me and my luck alone One more unanswered question: how'd I'd get stuck in this bed? Trust me - I didn't want to let them wedge all those tubes deep inside my head Five minute morphine rhythm - or rip it out of my arm instead? I kept my promise - now it's your turn Don't leave me hanging - I kept my promise I kept my promise - you keep yours, too No time for surgery - they say your condition is disastrous, unknown But I know what's good for me leave me and my luck alone
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Prescribed 03:24
My roommate was a promising young student I woke one morning - found him on the floor It wasn't clear what made up his prescription Now he doesn't go to grad school anymore My girlfriend had a family physician Not paid to dole out drugs that worked before The told her all the newer pills are smarter But now she doesn't smile anymore Why are we lining up to be slaves for free Piggies from Guinea for a fee Should be paying me Why should I be happy to try X and Y Just because some guy with a tie Thinks I'm better high? So lately I've been having trouble sleeping And warm milk's worked for me since I was four The doctor's really big on this hypnotic Now I can't remember last week anymore I'm okay - stupid lie that I used to say - can't deny or my hair turns gray - and my eyes will cry 1,2,3 - take these pills I must Look at me - I'm no Sisyphus I am free - and the best of us Why are we lining up to be slaves for free Piggies from Guinea for a fee Should be paying me Why should I be happy to try X and Y Just because some guy with a tie Thinks I'm better high? I'm okay - stupid lie that I used to say - can't deny or my hair turns gray - and my eyes will cry 1,2,3 - take these pills I must Look at me - I'm no Sisyphus I am free - and the best of us

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released November 7, 2016

All songs written and performed by Matt Lebofsky
All guitars, basses, and drums recorded by Jai Young Kim at Feast or Famine Studio on October 16, 2016.
And then all keyboards, vocals, and other bits recorded and everything mixed by Matt Lebofsky in Laszlo's Basement

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I am/was in many bands. Bodies Floating Ashore, Monstrika, Secret Chiefs 3, miRthkon, MoeTar, Faun Fables, Research & Development, Fuxedos, Three Piece Combo, Fuzzy Cousins, Mumble & Peg. Herein you'll find my solo stuff and other oddities, pretty much entirely played/recorded by me unless noted otherwise. ... more

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