Stupid Music

by The Vacant Smiles

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Recorded at home from February to July 2013
Mixed and Mastered by Nicholas Di Lorenzo

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released August 3, 2013

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Track Name: Zombies
They told you, you wouldn't know it til it's over
And now I know it and it's hard to forget but then what's to expect
When you're staring at the floor
They told you, it's like I've woken from a coma
And I'll think over all the things that I did, why I'm feeling like this
And why you're walking out the door, but I knew you would

To do something different is to do something that has never been done
To ride into the sunset is to ride into the sun
And is it normal to feel like I want to escape?
Well, I guess that's nothing new

Standing in the rain, running risk of electrocution
Standing in the rain, I was here before you

They told you, and now I've woken from a coma
And now I know it
And it's hard to forget when you're not like the rest of them
Come on, smash a window, man!

And now I'm lost for words and I've got nothing to say
But I guess I never did, so it hasn't changed
And it's true, and my head just exploded into one hundred million pieces

Standing in the rain, running risk of electrocution
Standing in the rain, I was here before you
I thought I knew you well, but I guess I was wrong
I've got nothing to say here now and I'm done

I'm not sorry, no, I'm not sorry
I'm not sorry at all
Are you worried? I said I'm pretty much choking here
Give me oxygen cause I need it now

I'm not sorry, no, I'm not sorry
I'm not sorry at all
Track Name: New Shoes
You've got a new pair of shoes, you're gonna wear them around
You've got a new pair of jeans, you're gonna wear them downtown

Life's not a fantasy
No, it's not a comedy
And you'll die in tragedy

Life must be hard when you get everything you want
The only thing you live for is all the things you've got
And having all this power doesn't make you just the best
And soon you'll find that your biggest fan is just the one inside your head

You've got a new bit of money for now to warm the back of your neck
You've got a little bit of fame for when it's quiet and now we'll never forget

Well, you're going to all the parties and getting into the clubs
You've got some new kicks, yeah, but they're messing you up
Track Name: Benny's Bit
All these mattresses are breaking my fall
But I don't have those dreams anymore
I can't remember anything that you said, but
I can't remember anything at all

You're acting older but you still look so young
You're acting smarter but you're still so dumb yeah
Track Name: Stupid Parties (With Stupid Music)
This is the closing door and I close it way too late
This is my final word before I close the door on my new aches
And if I talk too loud, or if I yell too much
Well, it's just my way to let you know that I'm not giving up

And now the biggest problem, I still exist
You say it's not my fault, but now I don't know what is
And now I just can't speak, and now I just can't talk
And I can't say it to your face, well then I'll say it to a wall

I might not look that good and I've kind of got messy hair
And I know I can't sing that well, it doesn't mean that I don't care
I just want to be a punk, I just want to sing this song
And now I just can't breathe, and now I just can't run

And now it all feels wrong, and now I just feel sick
These are just stupid parties with stupid music
I'm not a stupid person I just get confused
About what the hell I'm doing here but that's not an excuse

This is the closing door and I arrive tonight
And you don't have to tell me cause I'm not blind
And please don't ask me about my ways
I can tell that I am different, I can tell that I am not the same

I can tell I've changed, I can tell that I am not the same
I can tell I've changed, I can tell that I am not the same
Track Name: Cynics
The other day
I saw you across the street I had to turn my head and look away
Something stirred inside me, something left untold
And then I realised
That not looking at your face was just another way of wasting life
And underneath everything's lined with gold
I looked around
I felt so much more relieved that I had both my feet upon the ground
But I don't think I'll be able to sleep at all tonight
I did my best
I paid the price and I past the test
It'll work out, everything's fine

Open your eyes, open your mind
Just waste your time if you've got nothing much to do
And you're all cynics, no, you're all critics
And you will criticise my every single move

We'll reach an end
And when we reach that point we'll have to turn around and start again
Nothing gold can stay and some things end too soon
And last night I had this dream
And I know it wasn't real but I know that one day it could be real to me
I don't think I could cope, I wouldn't know what to do
And we haven't come this far
Just to throw it all away, well I guess that makes us who we are
And if that does make sense you don't need any proof
I went to sleep
And I woke up on the floor, I woke up tangled in between my sheets
I woke up shaking in my boots

Collate your brains
Collect in sequence, connect the mains
Reject the fame
Close your umbrella if it rains

One winter night, there's never enough time
Stop living life like you've got something else to prove
And you're all cynics, no, you're all critics
And you will criticise my every single move

Open your eyes, open your mind
Just waste your time if you've got nothing much to do
And you're all cynics, no, you're all critics
And you will criticise my every single move
Track Name: Underneath This Bed
Is it ever okay to let your feelings out?
To tear down the walls and drain all the poison out
Underneath this bed I'm scared
Or would it be much better if we sell our souls
And we all wear the same things and all have the same ringtones
Underneath this bed I'm scared

Sometimes you look all shiny and fluorescent
You've got a plastic smile and I'm sure that it just won't last
But it might, it might be cool to look transparent
And you're looking at me like you're looking through a piece of glass

You're just another boy that no one knows
Cause nobody's seen you without a disguise
And you're just as boring as everyone else
Cause you're never being different, no, you're acting like another guy

Alright, alright
Track Name: Fourteen
It's way too soon to make excuses up
So let's sit back and watch it from above
I'll come around soon but for now I'll rest
I'm too tired to think even at my best

And here we are, we're on the edge of town
I'm trying to look forward but I keep on looking down
And it's really hard, you've got no idea
Of all the places I could be it had to be here

And I know, I will be waiting soon
And I know, that it is way too soon
And it's hard when there is nothing left to lose
And I'll go because I didn't get to choose

Hear the sound and there's no way to get free
I've been here before, I can barely feel my feet
I want to go back to an empty Saturday
I want the afternoon, sitting in the shade

My eyes are distant and my brain is fried
We are the ones we're being hypnotised
Because we're going too hard to put our foot on the breaks
And I feel half asleep when I'm wide awake

And now we've written all the pages
And now we've been through all the stages
You said we'd have the time and we'd be alright
But now the pages are torn
And we're all cracked and worn
And we're starting to realise that we're losing ourselves
And we're losing our minds
Track Name: Yeah
I want you to waste your time with me
I wanna waste my time under the sea
So I'll call up my friends, say let's go into town
Yeah, the sun will be shining so we should hang around
I wanna waste my time down on the beach

I wanna waste my time under the sun
I wanna waste my time with everyone
And the water is cool so we'll go for a surf
And yeah, the sun will be shining so we're gonna get burnt
We'll take it easy on the beach with the other beach bums

Thought I saw you in a submarine, yeah
Thought I saw you in a limousine, yeah

I want you to waste your time with me
I wanna drive a car into the sea
I wanna climb up a tree, I wanna look at the moon
We might be wasting our time at least it's something to do
I wanna hitch a ride to Hawaii

I wanna climb up a tree, I wanna look at the moon
We might be wasting our time at least it's something to do
And then I'll fry and fall asleep
Track Name: Disappear
It's not my fault and it never was
Those guys in suits and leather jackets, they're just looking on
It's hard to believe that you're built to succeed
Well, it's hard to believe cause you're not
Oh, I feel much better when I'm hiding inside
But I feel so much better when I'm alive
And it's not a competition, I like your disguise the most
But let's not cause a scene here, let's just grab a glass and make a toast to you

It's alright, dear
Just throw me in the corner and we'll both hope that I disappear
It's alright, love
Just throw it all away and kill the things that I've been thinking of

And now we're all here and now I've got something to prove
You're the word on the street, you're the word on the avenue
And if we're all here then what are we fighting for?
And I'll stand here in the corner with a smile as I stare at the wall

It's alright, dear
Just throw me in the corner and we'll both hope that I disappear
It's alright, love
Just throw it all away and kill the things that I've been thinking of
It's alright, dear
Is it cool to just pretend we know exactly what we're doing here?
It's alright, love
She said it's cooler if you leave, I said I'll tell you when I want it to stop.

I can't see you here, I can't see you anywhere at all
I want a disco now
Track Name: Sleep Talker
I don't know how to say this but I'm not sure where I've been
I woke up on the floor, I don't remember anything
And I'm not going to get upset, I'm not going to get mad
And I won't show that I'm frustrated cause I'm much better than that

And I don't know what I'm doing as the day turns into night
I say I don't make plans to hide the fact I'm scared out of my mind
And I'm looking out the window, but I'm looking at the ground
I'm not looking for a reason, I'll just try to sound it out

So please don't tell me when to stop
Cause I'm old enough to know it on my own
And please don't say that it's enough
Cause it's probably something that I should have known

Well, I'll meet you in the middle of the playground in our town
I walk the long way home so I don't have to face a crowd
And I wish that nothing mattered, but I'm so senseless I can't see
I wish I lived down by the seaside in a house amongst the trees

And I don't know if you've noticed but you're just the same as me
If everyone's nostalgic, why not build a time machine?
And I'm looking out the windows, I'm always looking at the clouds
I won't try to read the future, I'll just let it come around

So please don't tell me when to stop
Cause I'm old enough to know it on my own
And please don't say that it's enough
Cause it's probably something that I should have known
And I probably should have learned it long ago
Yeah, it's probably something that I should have known
Track Name: Breakdown
Run away, you'll never find us
Burst your lungs, you'll never hear us
Never be what you're expect to
Take me away to the calypso
Turn away, I'll never miss you
Take me away because I never lose

Can I scream if I'm in distress?
Said why are we here? We're here to impress
Stand up straight and watch the floor fall through
Sell the kids, we didn't need them
Love ain't real, it's just a system
I'm acting calm because my legs won't move
Take me away to the calypso
Turned away, I didn't mean to
Break me down, you tell me what to do

Run away, you'll never find us
Run away, you'll never find me now

And I don't want to talk to no one else
And I don't want to speak with anybody else
And maybe, I'll just wait over here
And I don't want to look at no one else
And I don't want to be confused by anybody else
And maybe, I'll just go watch TV

Run away, you'll never find me
Tie me up, you'll never hear me cry
I guess it's hard because I always lose
Take me away to the calypso
You've gone away and now I miss you
You can't do that, man
No, no, no, no, no, it just ain't cool

Breakdown
You'll never break me down