New Brave Face

by Oh Yeah, the Future

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released March 13, 2013

s.a. bach voice/guitar
art paz bass

songs bach (straight pathos/ascap)
recorded/mixed bach
mastered paz

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Track Name: Autopsy
Girl, your face is breathtaking
My god, your eyes are so serene
You're rolling up so fresh and clean
Don't make me do the autopsy

No makeup and your verse is free
So beautiful that it's obscene
You come up and say hi to me
I'm gonna do the autopsy

You make me wanna do the autopsy
It's gonna be a slow death it would seem
I'd rather settle down and die than dare to dream
I guess I'm gonna do the autopsy

The locomotion never worked for me
The evolution is a fallacy
I'm sure I'll try to do the time warp eventually
For now it's all about the autopsy

What was the straw that broke the camel's back?
Which was the fry that caused the heart attack?
When was the point of never coming back?

Was it the part when I played you that song
That talked about all the shit I'd done wrong?
When did it finally start hitting home
That you would be much better off alone?

You know you wanna do the autopsy
Let's save some time and just concede defeat
I'd rather settle down and die than make believe
I guess we're gonna do the autopsy

The locomotion never worked for me
The evolution is a fantasy
You'll teach me how to do the time warp eventually
I'll show you how to do the autopsy

Now everyone every time everywhere always thinks they've found the one
But no one's sat right here with you tonight just like I have just done
And everybody clings to the coattails of those that they love
Maybe no one who's dumb enough to try is smart enough to give up

I'm coming up your driveway
Track Name: Hungry
Better eat what's on my plate
Or I'll be hungry all night long
37 songs too late
Climb aboard here, sing along

I'm dreaming all wrong
Dreaming all wrong
I won't take my advice
Well what a surprise

Better say 'aah', open wide
I've been hungry all year long
Better swallow all this pride
Hop aboard dear, I'm going strong

Dreaming all wrong
Dreaming all wrong
I won't take my advice
Well what a surprise

Darling take my advice
See the truth in these lies
It's written on this grain of rice
Look into my rapidly moving eyes

You're dreaming all wrong
Track Name: First Glance
Still I have dreams of leaving
Falling prey to fate
There'd still be time to get my act straight

Dreams of playing
Right into the wrong hands
Just in time for one more romance

At first glance
I can grasp what I see
At first glance
I can make believe

It's all the stronger
Emotion on its own
Unfettered by the facts that ain't shown

Brilliant colors
The dark reminds us of
She floats below, my soul soars high above

At first glance
I can grasp what I see
At first glance
I can make believe

Open-ended, ain't it now?
I'll never know just why or how
She changes the rules, then throws 'em out
And so I make her queen of everything
At first glance

At long last
Do I grasp what I see?
At long last
Do I get what I need?
At long last
Track Name: The Pursuit of Unintentional Humor
I touted my proudest thoughts, unabashedly uncool
I sang a song of snot and played myself for a fool
Cracked my chest to let my heart's vast ignorance shine through
Regaled all my dreamy brain farts as if they'd already come true

I scattered the straightest thoughts
Shouted the sweetest tunes
I footed the stiffest costs
And suffered the stupidest wounds

While practicing the pratfall from my hubris hot air balloon
The rushing of endorphins made me forget it wasn't true

The pursuit of unintentional humor
Has worn me to the bone
You had to be there
I guess you just had to be there

I met a sweet young woman whose heart I longed to woo
She shattered my perceptions with a snap, and off they flew

My love was so enormous
It obscured the world from view
And I was sure it was all over
When she said she loved me too

But I fell back on old habits before I realized I knew
And in the course of making fun of it, I forgot my love was true

The pursuit of unintentional humor
Has worn me to the bone
You had to be there
I guess you had to be there, oh-oh

The difficulty of this maneuver
Is moot over the telephone
You had to be there
I guess you just had to be there

And I want you all to know
I'm not ashamed of it, not a bit
And I'll not apologize
Not in the middle of a game you can only win by
Believing your own bullshit
'Cause I'm on the warpath to unintentional humor
I'm on the expressway to irrelevance

Unintentional humor--have I achieved it at last?
Unintentional humor--is it a thing of the past?
Unintentional humor--so shallow, so vast
Unintentional humor--what a pain in the ass

The pursuit of unintentional humor
Has worn me to the bone
You had to be there
I guess you just had to be there
Oh, you had to be there
Oh, you really had to be there
Track Name: Lovedreams
I woke up in the dark
Having dreamt I was in pursuit
Piling on the circular talk
Just like I used to do

I suppose this is serious love
The kind that just won't be snuffed
The kind of love that never dies
The sort of stuff that ruins lives

Burn the lovedreams, burn 'em for safekeeping
Save the lovedreams, save 'em on the garbage heap
If you lived here, you'd be home by now
If you loved me, you'da let on by now

Did you forget what you said?
Did I misinterpret it?
Vague and softspoken
Over AIM

Five long years ago
Feels like that and twenty-some-odd more
You said "I'm sorry but
You are so beautiful"

Burn the lovedreams, burn 'em for safekeeping
Fill the lovedreams, fill 'em while you're leaving
If you loved me, you'd be home by now
If you lived here, you'da shown by now

Did you forsake your vow?
Or did I misinterpret it somehow?
That delicious little hiccup in
Space-time's continuin'

You were six-fucking-teen
Maybe it didn't mean anything
Maybe it was just one of those things
Whatever the fuck that means

If you lived here, you'd be home by now
If you loved me, I guess I'd know by now

Burn the lovedreams, burn 'em for safekeeping
Save the lovedreams, save 'em on the garbage heap
If you lived here, you'd be home by now
If you loved me, you'da let on by now

If you lived here, you'd be home by now
Track Name: With the Summer
I could tell you what you want to hear
But once the lies got filtered out, you'd want to punch me in the mouth
This is ending with the summer
This is how I choose to remember

ooh ooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh

I could tell you what you want to hear
But once the lies got filtered out, you'd want to punch me in the mouth
This is ending with the summer
Go on home and visit your mother
This is how I choose to remember us

ooh ooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh

This is ending with the summer
This is ending with the summer
With the summer
With the summer
With the summer
With the summer
Track Name: Lackadaisical
Honestly what difference could this all possibly make?
In the end we're all going to roughly the very same place
And soon we'll be dead or in pain half alive mostly dead in our minds and unwilling to try to revive what we lost when we tried to survive the first time

And how do you propose to change it
When you play it so lackadaisical?
How do you expect to make it
If you're gonna act so lackadaisical?

You ought to do it right the first time
You should've done it right the first time
Just let it go by the wayside

Honestly what difference could this conceivably make?
All my dreams keep collapsing and crushing my heart like a pancake
And soon you'll be dead or you'll marry instead, get a house and a kid, keep your feelings well-hid, and I won't want to know if you loved me, so what if you did?

But how do I propose to change it
When I play it so lackadaisical?
How do I expect to make it
If I'm gonna act so lackadaisical?

I ought to do it right the first time
I should've done it right the first time
And there you go by the wayside
Track Name: New Brave Face
When I take control, I fall apart
When I make up my mind, it breaks my heart
I turn my eyes toward the starless sky

All I have learned is cast aside
When it doesn't serve the storyline
I set my sights on someone else's life & times

I put on a new brave face
Won't it go nice in your place?
Me & my big brave face tacked on the wall

From the shelter of my mind
Through the window of my eyes
A new brave face

Just take control, I've fallen apart
Make up my mind and take my heart

I put on a new brave face
Don't it look nice in your place?
Me & my big brave face stacked on the shelf

Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy 'cause of you
And my new brave face

When I take control, I fall apart
When I make up my mind, it breaks my heart
All I have learned is cast aside
When it doesn't serve the storyline
So I put on a new brave face
I put on a new brave face
Track Name: Roundtrip
like lucid dreaming
i'm lucid singing
i'm also listening to me

never could have
told you till now that
the audience was just me

and you above all i've tried to please
and you've kept me on my knees
you won't be asked back

counted sheep but
i forgot me
i have sheltered myself from light

we only come out at night
we're digging our graves
why not when there's nothing to save?
there's nothing to save
there's nothing there

just forget me
dear los angeles
you know you've bled me
now i'm clogging the machinery
i'm just clogging the machinery
i'm clogging you up

so where is this going?
the faces are blurring
i'm clinging to nothing
when's the kingdom coming?

your name floosa the atlas
it's my working title
the title's not working
still you're undefeated

can't get here from here
why won't my life count?
i bit all i could bear
can't chew your naked fear

there is no escape from
anyplace you run from
there is no relief from
a wound unforgiven

there is no redemption
within the revision
there is nothing special
about this condition

so when are they leaving?
and when are you coming to bed?
i've been dreaming about smog and palm trees
and congested freeways

this one went to portland
this one went to lansing
this one went to market
this one went wee wee wee wee wee wee wee wee wee wee wee wee all the way home

there is no redemption
there's only revision
so choose your religion
now feed in the scantron

tally the red dashes
keep the number in mind
for all time

and where are we going?
where are we going?
Track Name: Snowday
i guess i'll just have to love you
there's no more senses to come to
i've looked from all angles toward you
and yet i don't have a clue

and i suppose i adore you
there's no more plans left to fall through
that's not a question so don't answer
no answer would do

wish i could be part of your world
a whole new world to replace mine
declare a snow day of this life
trap me inside there with you