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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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Matt Lebofsky Oakland

I am/was in many bands. Bodies Floating Ashore, miRthkon, Secret Chiefs 3, MoeTar (courtesy of Magna Carta Records), 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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Track Name: Loud Stupid Americans
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..
Track Name: Let's Not Dance
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
Track Name: These Things are Allowed
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
Track Name: Disastrous Unknown
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
Track Name: Prescribed
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